Friday, 25 May 2018

3.  BUILD-UP TO THE INDRA CONGRESS PATHWAYS 

HOSTED BY ARROWSA AND UKZN 

IN DURBAN FROM 2ND TO THE 8TH OF JULY 2018




We have an ongoing build-up to the Indra Congress Pathways that introduces the participants and arts facilitators and organisers to each other and also shares the artworks that the participating groups are working on that they will share with each other at the congress.



doung's 'city walk' in Durban as part of the Indra Congress Pathways



Participants of the congress will experience and be inspired by the meeting of present and past Durban heritage and culture on artist and open space architect doung's city walk (see http://www.dala.org.za/citywalk.html. )



                   









Thursday, 24 May 2018




Jewellery auction towards fund-raising for the Indra Congress 'Pathways':


Indra's net necklace in sterling silver with carved pearl.



An exquisite once off hand-crafted jewellery piece has once 
more donated  to assist in fund raising for the Indra Congress Pathway by Kathlyn Allan (@author-adorn).  The hand-crafted necklace of sterling silver with engraved pearl is based on Indra's jewelled net - a metaphor for interdependence and interconnectivity as each jewel is reliant on the others to reflect their own and each other's brilliance.  

Details of how to bid for the necklace are below. All proceeds will go towards the Indra Congress Pathways!  







If you can't afford to bid please support the congress with a contribution to ARROWSA.

Banking details:


Bank: Nedbank

Account Name: ARROWSA

Account Number: 1380160146

Branch Name: Westville Mall

Branch Number: 138026


Account Type: Current













Wednesday, 23 May 2018

2. BUILD-UP TO THE INDRA CONGRESS PATHWAYS 

HOSTED BY ARROWSA AND UKZN 

IN DURBAN FROM 2ND TO THE 8TH OF JULY 2018

We have an ongoing build-up to the Indra Congress Pathways that introduces the participants and arts facilitators and organisers to each other and also shares the artworks that the participating groups are working on that they will share with each other at the congress.



Visual art facilitators 

Three emerging visual artists will facilitate the arts and crafts section of the Indra Congress Pathways towards creating spectacular props and costumes for the street festival. The visual artists are Karla Nixon, Dane Knudsen (Stops) and Kathlyn Allan.


Karla Nixon



                                                      Paper sculptures by Karla Nixon

Karla 'is a Durban based artist who mainly works with paper' (see www.karlanixon.com/bio). Karla has won numerous scholarships and awards and has had a number of exhibitions in South Africa.  She is a lecturer in Fine Arts  and was awarded the artist residency 2017-2018 in Bremen, Germany.


Dane Knudsen (Stops)

                                                              Wall mural by Dane Stops

Dane Stops is a multidisciplinary artist in Durban and a lecturer at the Durban University of Technology Fine Arts Department.  Dane has had a number of exhibitions in South Africa and 'has done live art at various events.  He has been an active contributor to the Durban mural and graffiti scene for over a decade. His work has various influences, from painting graffiti to figurative subject matter such as people and birds' (see https:/northcoastcourier.co.za/78449/tea-and-art-with-dane/ ).




                             
                                  Kathlyn Lange jewellery creations (@author_adorn)

Kathlyn Allan is a Swellendam based jeweller (see https://www.facebook.com/authoradorn/) Kathlyn 'makes jewellery that tells a story' (see @author-adorn) . She has been part of a number of group jewellery exhibitions in South Africa.  Kathlyn has worked with ARROWSA since she was a jewellery student at DUT through facilitating visual art workshops with ARROWSA Bechet, assisting with museum educational programmes and raising funds for ARROWSA intercultural events through jewellery donations.  

We look forward to working with the talented Karla Nixon, Dane Stops and Kathlyn Allan at the Indra Congress Pathways in Durban!










Karla Nixon is a Durban based artist who predominantly works with paper. 


1. Build-up to the Indra Congress Pathways 

hosted by ARROWSA and UKZN 

in Durban from 2nd to the 8th of July 2018

We have an ongoing build-up to the Indra Congress Pathways that introduces the participants and arts facilitators and organisers to each other and also shares the artworks that the participating groups are working on that they will share with each other at the congress.


eThekwini Abasha Bash 2017 Group 


The eThekwini Abasha Bash 2017 group that are part of the eThekwini Local History Passbook Competition (see https://www.facebook.com/LHMPassbookCompetition/ ) are attending the Indra Congress Pathways.  They represented eThekwini Local History Museums at the Bremen Youth Festival in 2017 and they also performed their devised work on Steve Biko at the Passbook Competition Educator's workshop 2018.  The vibrant group is made up of teenagers who attend schools in the Durban area and who were judged as the best performers at the Abasha Bash 2017 competition.  The group will be led at the Indra Congress Pathways by two eThekwini Local History Museum, Bergtheil Museum Westville, interns Zinhle and Mbali.






A video of an extract of the exciting performance of the Abasha Bash 2017 group is on view at the Passbook Competition art exhibition at the Durban art gallery until the 26 May 2018.  The exhibition celebrates the five year mark of the Passbook competition.  








ARROWSA is privileged to be one of the partners of this project.  The art exhibition not only includes a video of the Abasha Bash group that will be attending the Indra Congress Pathways but also is worth a visit for the impressive artefacts made by mainstream and special needs Primary School learners from Grade 4 to Grade 7.  The artworks explore the themes posed by the Local History Museum Passbook Competition over the past five years and are well worth seeing!

                                   

We look forward to sharing with the Local History Museum interns and Abasha Bash 2017 team at the Indra Congress Pathways!

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

ARROWSA is excited to host
The INDRA Congress Pathways
on 2 to 8 July 2018 in Durban

Would you like to be a supporter of this arts for peace event?

Were you an ARROWSA participant who went overseas or within South Africa to participate in ARROW of INDRA Congresses and would you like to reciprocate the kindness of our hosts overseas or nationally by contributing funds for the congress accommodation and food of participants from Derry (Northern Ireland), Sierra Leone, India, Northern and Western Cape, UK, Nigeria, Greece, Palestine and Germany?
Contact Mary or Bheki at arrowsa.artpeace@gmail.com

     To see what Indra Congress is about go to 



Bheki Dlamini, ARROWSA Bechet co-ordinator and 
ARROWSA alumni Kholekela Zikhali appear in the video from when they attended the Indra Congress in Derry, Northern Ireland.










Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Kholekela Zikhali revisits ARROWSA Bechet

Kholekela Zikhali visited ARROWSA Bechet to share her experiences of ARROWSA with the new and old participants.  Her enthusiasm to share her talents is always very appreciated. Thanks Kholekela and hope to see you at the Indra Congress to be held in Durban from 2nd to 8th July 2018!


Below:  Kholekela visits ARROWSA Bechet led by Bheki Dlamini in February 2018.


    Below:  Kholekela performs in Derry, Northern Ireland with Bheki Dlamini as they represent           ARROWSA at the Indra Congress.



    Below:  Kholekela when she was in ARROWSA Bechet in 2013


Pathways Indra Congress build-up programme starts

ARROWSA Bechet in Durban, South Africa held their first Pathways session.  They look forward to engaging with youth from all over the world by sharing through the arts.their exploration of inner and outer pathways and what helps their personal and collective pathways or hinders them.