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Magical Moments

Photo of Graca Machel, Thobani, Nondumiso, Geina Mhlophe, Unity Dow and Rachel
It has been a week! Postponing my Ubuntu Exhibition that was due to take place this weekend due to my Dad’s serious health issues was certainly not a hightlight (thank you very much for all...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 12th December, 2011

World Aids Day (1st Dec 2011)

I am delighted that on 1st Dec, World Aids Day my artwork "Ubuntu" will be exhibitied at the opening of Trauma a Group Exhibition at GVart Gallery London. Ubuntu (Acrylic, chalk,...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 1st December, 2011

Freedom to Create Workshop

Freedom to Create workshop. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, on 15th Nov I was invited to lead a workshop for Freedom to Create with the Bambanani Group. It was a particularly hot day, with...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 25th November, 2011

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

London 2012 Festival

Keeping you updated, here is the link to our page on the London 2012 Festival website http://festival.london2012.com/events/9000961761...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 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

Athina Valha

You may have noticed my blog came to a bit of a stand still during the last weeks we spent in Cape Town, mainly because we were involved with Freedom to Create (more about that to follow), and so...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 22nd November, 2011

I am an Artist

I was very sick in 2001 and was diagnosed with tuberculosis and later tested for HIV which I was found to be infected with it. I lost the colour of my skin that made me proud and beautiful to be me,...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 4th November, 2011

A walk in the forest with Zodwa via Khayelitsha Township

A walk in the forest with Zodwa via Khayelitsha Township I think everyone of us agrees Zodwa is the character of the group, she constantly has us all having fits of laughter one minute and crying...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 4th November, 2011

I might be HIV Posative but life goes on

Hello again, Thobani here! In 2004 I started the Burial Society in my community to help people from my home town in Mount Frere and the nearest towns that is Matatiele and Mount Fletcher in the...

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Posted by Rachel Gadsden, 2nd November, 2011