t a l l t a i l s



21st July 2016 @ 6:00pm –  21st August 2016  –  Johannesburg Public Library – Third Floor

Tall Tails is an exhibition that weaves together folklore, folktales, myths, oral storytelling traditions and fairytales invoking the sometimes-forgotten enchantment of losing oneself in books. Stories are integral to delving deeply into who we are as individuals and as part of a culture. They help us to understand our wounds but also remind us of our potential to become the heroes of our own stories. Folkstories enable us to tap into archetypes that connect us to other humans all over the world and deep into our collective history, from where we can draw strength and guidance in a world that can seem overwhelming and hurried.

The opening will include a group and individual performances beginning outside of the library at 6:30 for 7pm. More information about individual performances will be available on the Facebook event page and at the opening.

Artists include:

Serge Basila (DRC)
Rosemary Candelario (USA)
Jessica Doucha (JHB)
Gordon Froud (JHB)
Amber-Jade Geldenhuys (JHB)
Gina Kraft (JHB)
Shogan Naidoo (JHB)
Phumlani Ntuli (JHB)
Sandile Radebe (JHB)
Landi Raubenheimer (JHB)
MC Roodt (BLOEM)
Claire Rousell (JHB)
Usha Seejarim (JHB)
Lucy Jane Turpin (CT)

During the run of the exhibition there will be various performances, workshops and a walkabout, hosted by two or more of the artists which will give visitors more in depth insight into the works and the tall tales which informed them. Updates will be made on the Facebook event page.


Skills: c u r a t o r i a l