The exhibition is taking place at the ATASA Trustoffice, a national monument which is part of the Worker’s Library compound in Newtown.The opening and preview of the exhibition is taking place on 10 Junefrom 12pm to 3pm. Visitors can view and buy beautiful handcrafteditems such as beadwork, basketwork, carved wooden products, as well as hand-wovenmohair and wool accessories.
A wide range of paintings by artists such as Esther Mahlangu, Francinah Ndimandeand many others will also be on display and for sale. Esther Mahlangu is an award winning South African artistand Ndebele cultural icon who, against all odds, traveled and exhibited herwork overseas in the 1980s. She laid the foundation for Ndebele art as it isknown today, and she is particularly famous for painting a BMW in 1991 and thetail of a British Airways Airbus Boeing in 1996. The purpose of the exhibition, in line with ATASA Trust’s vision and mission, is to ensure a platform forlocal handcraft and art — proceeds will go to the crafters and the show will becrafter managed with support from ATASA Trust staff. ATASATrust has been creating opportunities for low-income crafters, predominatelywomen in rural areas, to build profitable businesses inspired by handmadetraditions since 2005.