LRM EXPORT 235316560944611 20191015 093149250 300x226As the world celebrates International Artist Day, WSU B-tech students are finalising their art work that they will exhibit at the Ann Bryant Gallery on the 5th November.

The International Artist Day, 25 October honours those creative souls that will leave a record of today that can’t be captured in history books for future generations.

B-tech Visual Art student, Luyanda Mapasa said art work reports and restores historical events.

“Art has been an important part of the human experience for centuries. The first records of the world are not written in books, but are captured in paintings, sculptures, poems and music that describe the status of that particular society,” said Luyanda Mapasa.

He added that artists have a special way of reaching out to the people around them; through their work, they tell stories and pass on traditions.

Last week WSU B. Com Accounting student, Rorisang Monanabela exhibited his art piece of the anti-Apartheid activist Walter Sisulu in Nelson Mandela Museum.

Another Visual Art B-Tech students Lwandile Hermanus maintained that underdeveloped schools rarely take interest in art education.

“Art education is often misunderstood by black societies, who believe that school was created to teach only analytical concepts such as mathematics and literature. People need to know that art does not only exists to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for the truth,” he said.

He added that most people think that to study art they have to be good at drawing but that is not always the case; in his first year he could not draw but because of consistent practice he became better.

Hermanus said whether by revealing the past or latest trends in the painting, art can reveal a hidden or lost side of the society to the present.

The exhibition will start on the 5 -13 November 2019, approximately 180 pieces of art work will be exhibited.

By Mawande Mute