A Ground-Breaking Exhibition Tells Stories of People with Disabilities

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03 Nov 2008

Deputy Ministerof Arts and Culture, Ms Ntombazana Botha, invites members of the media to a launch of an exhibition of artefacts by people with disabilities. The exhibition will feature photographs from a coffee table book called, Look at me. The book is a ground-breaking work telling disabled South African women’s stories.

The photographer profiles disabled women in a holistic way, including portraying them as sensual beings who have fantasies, needs, skills, etc like every other woman. To capture the vibrant and life-giving spirit of people with disabilities, Ms Marlene Le Roux who compiled the book said, “I am Ok with my disability. Are you?”

The exhibition will mark 50 years of work by Foot and Mouth Painters. Over the years, the Foot and Mouth Painters as an association has trained many people with disabilities to paint with their feet and mouths. Significantly, it will also be a celebration of work by disabled children who won a national competition against “able-bodied” children.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: 03 November 2008
Venue: National Cultural History Museum, 149 Visagie street, Pretoria
Time: 17:30

Media enquiries : Mack Lewele on 082 450 5076
RSVP : Mpho Matjele on 082 902 738