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In conversation with Tony Heaton

Every day is different on the UGA project, from digital shenanigans on Monday, Tuesday included a meeting with Shape, British Council, London and South Africa Teams, and representatives of...

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Posted by , 14th March, 2012

Thobani is coming to Cambridge!

Thobani (R Gadsden mixed media on paper)
An Angel Sent by God It was with massive excitement that we received the most generous, unbelievable offer at the end of my GV art + Urban Times presentation a couple of weeks ago. A long...

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Posted by , 24th February, 2012

Invisible Trauma Presentation GVart Gallery

On Ist Feb I was invited by GV Art  Gallery to give a presentation of my artwork and artistic practice to an invited audience about Invisible Trauma and my Unlimited Global Alchemy...

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Posted by , 3rd February, 2012

Cape - Town Residency Celebration at Sobeit Studios

On Saturday the 12th November we welcomed all of our friends and supportors to Sobeit Studios to celebrate the end of our Cape Town collaborative Residency. It was a joyous day watching all of...

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Posted by , 23rd November, 2011

Freedom to Create's arrival in Cape Town

On the 10th November Freedom to Create arrived in Cape Town from Singapore for the start of their celebratory programme of eventsfor the 2011 Freedom to Create Prize. I was very excited to have...

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Posted by , 23rd November, 2011

My Story

My Story My name is Bongiwe Mba, 36 years old, born in Guglethu. In 2001 I was diagnosed with HIV. It is not easy coming out because of stigma and discrimination so at the time I disclose to my...

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Posted by , 26th October, 2011

Handspring Puppets

We were all absolutely charmed by Adrian Kohler of Handspring puppets yesterday as he toured us around his workshop/studio. I am sure most of you reading this blog will know of,...

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Posted by , 22nd October, 2011

LONG WALK TO FREEDOM OF LIFE

I am Ntombizodwa Somlayi, I am 41 years old this year of 2011. I have one child boy have 21 years old. I living with openly and free with HIV/AIDS. I was diagnosed when I was sick for TB in...

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Posted by , 21st October, 2011

Thobani the man with his own mind

In 1997 when I was diagnosed HIV+ I was 26 years and my son was 1 year and 11 month. Many people in my community already knew that I will not make it  just because the nurse who...

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Posted by , 20th October, 2011