Newcastillians will soon have the opportunity to experience a unique art exhibition, combining the creativity of art and the technological advancements of the digital age.
Taking place at the Madadeni Community Hall from 27 April 2021 until 1 May 2021, art lovers are invited to attend the Virtual Reality Art Festival hosted by Kuthathu Productions. The National Arts Council has also jumped on board, funding the upcoming event, thereby offering the community a unique way of enjoying masterpieces.
The event’s project manager, Palesa Dlamini, explains, “The reason events such as this are so important is because we are working towards the fourth industrial revolution, and we are working hard with local curators and artists to show them how art and technology have developed, keeping them updated and abreast of what is happening in the world.”
By doing this, she affirms that local art curators and artists have the same opportunities as first-world countries.
Another factor that is also essentially important, Palesa explains, virtual reality art festivals seldom make their way into smaller communities and rural areas. By bringing this event to Madadeni, Newcastillians can be exposed to art in a digital medium, something entirely new to numerous community members.
She elaborates further that images of all the artwork will be uploaded, allowing people across the world to admire the work as they would in a gallery. It is important to note that all artwork exhibited at the event will be done by local artists and curators. “The content will also be uploaded onto our soon-to-be-launched website, which will be launched after 24 April 2021,” she concludes.
For more information, Palesa Dlamini can be contacted on 074 562 0799.
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