Know your neighbours

Organising: a workshop hosted by Visual Arts Network of South Africa In October 2018, Ba re e ne re was invited to Johannesburg  by VANSA to participate in a gathering of collectives, collaboratives and collaborations from the Southern African region. These forms of organisations (represented during the meeting by Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and … Continue reading Know your neighbours

Ba re presents @ Symposium in Zurich: INTERTWINING HI/STORIES OF ARTS EDUCATION – June 2018

Ba re e ne re was represented at the symposium by Lineo Segoete and Liepollo Moleleki. Held in Zurich, the symposium invited students, art educators, researchers and cultural producers to reflect on the histories of education in and through art. The symposium emphasized the fact that historiography in arts education means referring to a plurality … Continue reading Ba re presents @ Symposium in Zurich: INTERTWINING HI/STORIES OF ARTS EDUCATION – June 2018

Crossroads: International perspectives on culture, art and society

We were fortunate enough to travel to Basel, Switzerland to participate in the Crossroads Conference held in February 2018 by Pro Helvetia. We were invited there to join a panel and speak on the topic How to talk about what no one wants to talk about. A continuation of the anniversary festivities was also held in Johannesburg … Continue reading Crossroads: International perspectives on culture, art and society

Decolonizing Arts Education in Africa – Another Roadmap

Another Roadmap for Arts Education is an international initiative under the aegis of the Another Roadmap School. It involves 22 regional research groups working to critically analyse the UNESCO Road Map for Arts Education (Lisbon 2006) and the Seoul Agenda for Arts Education (2010) in terms of their framing of history and terminology, subtexts and … Continue reading Decolonizing Arts Education in Africa – Another Roadmap

ESSAY: “The Right to Be Me” by Mammatli Molefi

In this short essay "The Right to Be Me", Mammatli Molefi talks about the power and importance of creative expression. --- Thousands and thousands of years ago humans used drawings, songs, dance, and simple gestures to tell stories, stories of hunting expeditions, love and death, and a brighter future. If they hadn’t applied creativity, their … Continue reading ESSAY: “The Right to Be Me” by Mammatli Molefi

The Future of Arts Education: Notes from Johannesburg

The Future of Arts Education: Conference notes from Johannesburg by Lineo Segoete I had the honour of being invited by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg to attend the Creatives Make It Happen conference at University of Johannesburg between 8-10 2015. Thereafter I attended the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Regional Conference on Arts Education from 11-13 … Continue reading The Future of Arts Education: Notes from Johannesburg

SHORT STORY: “Rear-ended” by Pontšo Mpholle

Our next story from Ba re e ne re‘s recent “Freedom of creative expression” writing contest is the provactive Rear-ended by Pontšo Mpholle. This was another one of our 3 contest prize-winners. Enjoy! *** So, my nudity makes you uncomfortable? Good. That is the whole point of art, to make people uncomfortable; to evoke-provoke-invoke emotions and incite cognitive tumult … Continue reading SHORT STORY: “Rear-ended” by Pontšo Mpholle