Maritzburg Sun (South Africa)

Eye-catching exhibition

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Gallery ZAZA in Hilton will be opening their new exhibition, Here and Now, on Wednesday, March 23.

This collaborat­ion between local mural artist Jono Hornby and writer Jaqui Hiltermann, offers a rich audio-visual commentary on the present as well as an exploratio­n of contempora­ry issues. It also merges an expansive character-filled mural with narrated stories.

Hornby said: “By using art and storytelli­ng as a lens, we can open up channels of discourse, and show that there’s so much more to stories and images than meets the eye.

“Here and Now is about thinking, listening, and observing – with lashings of colour, quirkiness, and imaginatio­n.

“We believe that art isn’t ‘private collection­s’ and it shouldn’t need a manual or a secret decoder ring to interpret. It’s about sharing stories, conversati­ons, and snapshots of society; about navigating tensions, juxtaposit­ions, and ambiguitie­s. It’s about being immersed in the here and now.”

Among the artists showing their work at Gallery Zaza are Kristin Yang, Luke Falconer, Muzi Ndlela, Siyabonga Sikosana and Werner GossRoss.

Visitors to the gallery need to bring their cellphones and headphones for the audio-visual experience. For those who forget, headphones will be on sale.

 ?? ?? There is more than meets the eye in the new exhibition at Gallery Zaza. Photo: Facebook
There is more than meets the eye in the new exhibition at Gallery Zaza. Photo: Facebook

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