World Book Day – Thomas Mofolo

Yesterday, 23 April, was World Book Day. Various institutions celebrated the day by hosting dialogue sessions between the public and notable authors. Bloemonday created a digital painting of Thomas Mofolo to honour his contribution towards African literature. The painting has been printed on canvas and will be donated to the National Literature Museum in Bloemfontein […]

Popular Literacy Project

There is a big generational gap between the users of native languages. While the old generation is equipped with a plethora of metaphors, proverbs, and cultural practices many of the youth are left behind. The learning and understanding of English has taken precedence in our education system and for good reason. It is nearly impossible […]

Wall of Masks

The masks in this post were painted by hand.The patterns are inspired by various cultures around the world. When the masks are displayed at a store they seem lifeless. The plainness of the masks make them seem like they have no character. This is striking, because a lot of people, myself included, can relate with […]

Basotho Blanket Exhibition

Earlier this year I attended a Basotho blanket exhibition at the Oliewenhuis Art Gallery in Bloemfontein. To be honest I was taken aback by the whole exhibition. Basotho blankets, according to my views at the the time, were cultural artifacts that belonged in their own isolated sphere. So to see the blankets in an artistic […]