Exhibition shows real Mandela
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.
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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).