03 Dec 2015

Kudumbisiana (Dialogue) Exhibition by Agness Buya Yombwe

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Agness Buya Yombwe held a solo exhibition at 37d gallery on the evening of the 27th of November. It was a wonderful opening and the exhibition will be on show to public on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s till the 10th December 2015.

The exhibition contained many mixed media pieces and with each of the artworks came their individual meanings. Agness touches on subjects of taboo, gender based violence, the issues affecting Zambia and many more giving the exhibition a powerful meaning. She approaches these topics with wonderful artworks and a catalogue ‘Agness Buya Yombwe, Kudumbisiana (Dialogue), She is not an artist’ to go hand in hand with the exhibition. It can be found on sale at the gallery, and it is a wonderful catalogue filled with pictures of her works, her story and goes into the meanings of the pieces.

On the political scene there are many issues affecting Zambia at the moment…land,tribal, lack of employment, lack of social amenities, high cost of living, urbanisation…In my seedpod sculpture entitled ‘Dialogue’, men and women from different backgrounds are sitting around the table, talking and mapping the way forward for not only Zambia but the world.

The children’s section of the gallery contained works from the Wayi Wayi Art Studio and Gallery and Mfuwe children. Agness Buya Yombwe works with girls down in Livingston at her studio and the pieces created were on display at the gallery as well as Roy Phiri who creates miniature sculptures from scrap materials. Large bottle top artworks which were carefully pieced together were created by the Mfuwe children led by Pam Guhrs Carr. All these artworks show the creative talent these children have and we would like to give a big thank you to everyone who supported the gallery and our children on the night.

Thank you to everyone who attended the event and thank you to those who made it possible. The Deli for their spectacular catering services, the waiters, 37d Crew, the sticker girls, Torress security, the stART Team, and Adam Ojdahl and Gareth Bentley for photography.

If you wish to visit the gallery and the exhibition outside of the open days, please call the curator on 0973006919 or email curator@thestartfoundationtrust.org.