Ex­hi­bi­tion shows real Man­dela

Seymour Telegraph - - YOUR LOCAL DINING GUIDE -

The land­mark years of Man­dela’s pres­i­dency will be pre­sented through film, pho­to­graphs and ob­jects. His orig­i­nal ap­point­ments di­ary from 1997 will be dis­played, along with me­men­tos of his in­au­gu­ra­tion in 1994.

An­other fea­ture is 95 heart­felt mes­sages to Man­dela from around the world, recorded in the 10 days of mourn­ing af­ter his death, each mes­sage rep­re­sent­ing a year of his life.

Vis­i­tors can lis­ten to these while watch­ing film footage of Man­dela’s fi­nal jour­ney from Jo­han­nes­burg to his an­ces­tral home in Qunu in the Transkei in De­cem­ber 2013.

There will also be 16 orig­i­nal art­works by ac­claimed South African artist John Meyer on dis­play, with each paint­ing de­pict­ing an event or theme of Man­dela’s life as imag­ined by the artist, from his ru­ral boy­hood in Qunu through his years as a ded­i­cated lawyer in the lively Jo­han­nes­burg of the 1950s to the hard­ships of jail and his achieve­ments as pres­i­dent of South Africa and a global leader.

For your chance to win, cut out this ar­ti­cle, write your name and a day­time con­tact num­ber on it, and bring it to the TELE­GRAPH of­fice (6 Sta­tion St, Sey­mour) by 4 pm on Mon­day.

Man­dela, My Life: The Of­fi­cial Ex­hi­bi­tion is a brand-new, world-class ex­hi­bi­tion which has ex­clu­sively opened in Mel­bourne be­fore start­ing a five-year world­wide tour from 2019. Tick­ets are on sale now at tick­etek.com.au (adults $32, stu­dents and se­niors $22, ju­niors $17.90, fam­ily $80, un­der-4 free).

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