Monday, 1 July 2013

Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2013:

Keiskamma Carnival exhibition 

Based on Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, the Keiskamma Carnival re-interprets this well-known orchestral work through a new arrangement by South African composer Allan Stephenson.  This arrangement, which draws on the Keiskamma Music Academy’s unique crossover sound created by traditional African and Western classical instruments, has been commissioned specifically for Keiskamma Carnival with funding support from SAMRO (South African Music Rights Organisation).

Drawing on their expertise in re-imagining Western artwork through the lens of the Eastern Cape, the Keiskamma Art Project is creating sets and props for Keiskamma Carnival. Following the ideas of Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, the Art Project has created visual artefacts which reflect the flora and fauna of our own surroundings, matching the birds, fish, elephants, lions and other animals described by the music. These artefacts will use a variety of mediums, reflecting the skills of artists at the Keiskamma Art Project to best depict the Carnival of the Animals.

Alongside the interdisciplinary stage production of Keiskamma Carnival, the Keiskamma Art Project created a vibrant exhibition of 3D animals and wall sculptures inspired by the masks and props of the show.
We are aldo launching our new book: A Carnivalesque Collection

The performances are made possible through generous funding from the Rupert Foundation.
The exhibition is funded by Mercedes-Benz South Africa, RMB and BASA.

Keiskamma Intlansi and Sustainable Seas Trust: Children’s art and storytelling workshop at Recreation Centre, Albany Road
Friday 5 July 9h30 – 12h00.
For more information contact: Brenda Fishwick 083 4214363

Come and visit the exhibition at Grahamstown National Arts Festival 
from 27th June to 7th July 2013!

Venue: Monument, Ground floor next to the Auditorium Gallery

Times: 8:30 am till the end of the last show at the Monument   


Nomfusi Nkani is presenting the exhibition