Culture Comes to Mazabuka

Written By: The Lowdown - Dec• 31•12

Agriculture rather than culture is normally associated with the Southern Province district of Mazabuka. Thus it is interesting to learn that the district will soon see the opening of an art gallery.


Situated on the outskirts of Magoye, Shazulu Cultural Forum is a venue for art, inter cultural education and creative tourism. It is also a place where the international art scene can meet and discuss, exchange ideas and inspire each other.


Their first event, on 9 December, is an art exhibition under the theme ‘Processes’.  The work of six different artists will be on display – Barbara Lechner-Chileshe (Austria), Esnart Mweemba (Zambia), Rosa T. Harter (Germany), Bert Witkamp (Netherlands), Patrick Mweemba (Zambia) and Peter Gustavus (Germany).


At this exhibition various artefacts concerning processes will be shown including an installation called “seeds of thoughts” which is supposed to be changed into a so called “social sculpture” through the involvement of the viewers who should discuss the thoughts which are stated on the seeds. The involvement of the visitors is part of the art concept.


The exhibition will open on Sunday 9 December at midday.


To get to Shazulu, head south out of Mazabuka. At the last crossroads before the Magoye River, turn left. This road is signposted Cotton Development Trust and Oasis Family Farms.  Follow this road. Shazulu is 2 km past Cotton Development Trust which is the former Magoye Research Station.



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