Delighted to be a part of Africa Day celebrations at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
Creative Connections, an exhibition of contemporary visual art from Zambia, will open on Wednesday 24th May in The Irish Architectural Archive, Merrion Square East for four days to Saturday 27th May.
This landmark exhibition brings the work of three leading Zambian visual artists, Patrick Mumba, Mulenga Chafilwa and Mwamba Mulangala, to Dublin.
The paintings by Patrick Mumba, who is in Ireland for the exhibition, are concerned with the experience and reality of refugees, people in many places in the world forced to flee – from Congo into Zambia, across 2000km of desert, across the Mediterranean sea from Africa to Europe. In brilliant colours and deeply engaging paintings, Patrick Mumba captures the journeys made by refugees, their despair, exhaustion, the dangers faced, their hope and humanity.
Organised by Ballyfermot College of Further Education in partnership with Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka, the exhibition is supported by the Embassy of Ireland in Zambia. Writing in the exhibition programme, Ambassador Bronagh Carr writes:
The embassy is delighted to support this exhibition of Contemporary Zambian Visual Art where these three talented artists have an opportunity to bring their work to an Irish audience. The themes that the artists weave through their work – displacement, peace and conflict resolution, as well as the depictions of ordinary life- are themes which resound with both Irish and Zambian audiences.