Zim artist meets the Queen

LONDON - Sithabile Mlotshwa, a contemporary artist from Zimbabwe based in the Netherlands, has been commissioned to make an installation with an ostrich egg, to represent the southern and eastern part of Africa in water-related issues.
The three-dimensional artwork in the form of an etched ostri

ch eggshell, with porcupine quills and rope, made of natural materials, was commissioned for the Kelvinegrove New Century Project.
The artwork is displayed in the Cultural Survival Gallery at the Kelvinegrove Museum will be officially opened to the public next week after being closed for refurbishment three years ago.
“As an acknowledgement of my contribution to the refurbishment of Kelvinegrove, I am also invited to be present in the galleries during the tour by Her Majesty The Queen who will be accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh,” Sithabile told The Zimbabwean this week.
“As a woman artist from Bulawayo, I feel honoured and proud by this. My special thanks go to the Curator, World Cultures, Patricia Allan, who approached me regarding the project and has been with me all the way,” she added.

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