Week 9 of 2017

week 9Proud Lady by Amali Malola
 Proud Lady portrays a lady who clearly seems proud of herself over a certain act of achievement or as a result of having self-respect or self-esteem. Her posture attests to the pride that she has in herself.

The piece brings forth a compound image of the modern woman who is confident, feminine and strong.
The fast approaching International Day of women and Women’s month gives us a perfect opportunity to celebrate women and the various contributions they have made towards the social, economic, political and arts sector and to reflect on what else need to be improved. The International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. The focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements.
Proud Lady is currently on a running exhibition at the Gallery titled Achikulile, a tribute to the late Amali Wasili Malola. This exhibition marks two years since the death of this veteran artist. Amali Malola’s prolific contribution to Zimbabwean stone sculpture inspired the conception of this exhibition. The show takes in a variety of works from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe collection, Amali Malola’s family collection and the Chapungu collection.

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