The Rhodes University STFU gallery event brilliantly showcased Grahamstown’s artistic affluence. The exhibition provided a multi faceted cultural experience, this through involving performance art, music and the works compiled by the university’s local artists. The various artworks were selected from holiday projects that each art student compiled, of which included photography, paint and sketch work. Toni Butterworth, a first-year art student, created a piece labelled , ”Young South African Woman”, this showcasing the sprouting talent Rhodes University and local artists have to offer.
For more information on Toni and her South African inspired artwork, visit her Facebook page by clicking here.
Grahamstown, in its small stature, is often mistaken for being dull, however, with the events such as the STFU exhibition and the National Arts Festival held annually, the town is beginning to build its identity on being a cultural phenomenon. Various institutions and landmarks, this such as the National Arts Festival, the Rhodes University art gallery and local art works within the university are centralized around the artistic diversity Grahamstown and South Africa in its entirety, has to offer. The crux of what this town has to offer lies in the understanding and embrace of expression.
Involve yourself in the local cultural diversity by visiting the Grahamstown National Arts Festival webpage: