Week 42 of 2017

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week 42The Vendors 1992 By West Rose, a part of the NGZ Permanent Collection
This week we celebrate: World food Day and The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


The World Food Day is running under the theme Change the Future of migration: Invest in food and security and rural security. Hunger, poverty, conflict and climate are some of the major causes of displacement as people abandon their homes in search of better living conditions. The International Day of Poverty Eradication traces back to 17 October 1987. The day seeks to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people in poverty. The day reflects on the willingness of people to use their expertise to contribute to the eradication of poverty. It is of great importance to recognise that everyone should work together towards ending poverty so as to build a future in which people’s needs are meet without compromise. The above artwork is an all over painting which depicts men and women buying and selling food at a market place.  In this case poverty can be eradicated through working together. People work in order to bring bread and butter on the table. The Zimbabwean government’s has crafted an economic blue print ZIMASSET which has poverty eradication as a cluster. The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, home of the most comprehensive artworks houses many artworks by different artist. The promotion of artists helps artists bring food to their tables and gain exposure and thus eradicate poverty.