The event seeks to build new audiences for NGB exhibitions and events by showcasing old and new exhibitions and further showcasing other art forms; namely music, dance, film, poetry and food stalls. In addition, Friday Late seeks to accommodate those that cannot visit the Gallery during working hours but would love to be a part of the Gallery’s cultural offering, whilst also catering for young people who are keen to engage in dialogue and network in a creative space.
“While seeking to promote visual arts, Friday Late is a platform that creates room for other art forms to find creative expression. All events are designed to appeal to the young and old. We are desirous to create alternative entertainment for the people of Bulawayo”- said Butholezwe Nyathi (Regional Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo).
This Friday, 26 July, the proceedings kick off at 5:30pm, and award winning dance group – Super Geeks will put up a 30minutes production inclusive of dancing, acting and miming. Award nominated musicians, Mimmie Tarukwana, Qeqeshiwe, Vuyo Brown, Miss Dee and Clive Change are also billed to perform.
The National Gallery in Bulawayo will also launch a new exhibition titled Entities and Subjects. Artists working from the Gallery will have their studios open till late, with food and drink stalls available. To cater for film lovers, Episode 2 of Being Braydan, an online reality television show, will be screened. Entry is free.
In a bid to promote local talent, the NGB also welcomes screening submissions of Zimbabwean produced short films/feature films or programs.
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