24 September 2022 saw the opening of a large scale Retrospective Exhibition of the work of Keiskamma Art Project at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, called “Umaf’ evuka, nje ngenyanga / Dying and Rising as the Moon Does”. A long standing dream of artist Pippa Hetherington’s, inspired by the scale and depth of exhibitions around the world, notably in New York, fired a passionate drive to both raise the funds and curate an exhibition of KAP’S work at this level. Supported by artist and co-curator of the exhibition, Cathy Stanley, they achieved this epic undertaking, one through which valuable networks were established, resources created, and media exposure generated for this celebration of twenty years of artmaking by KAP. A beautiful book and catalogue is in production under the guidance of editor and professional arts writer and researcher Sandra Dodson who also played a key role in bringing the Retrospective Exhibition to life. It is further through the dynamism of the Retrospective team that we are celebrating the sale of the Covid Resilience Tapestry to Judith Nielson today. Proceeds from the sale will go toward the publishing of the book.

Link to the Retrospective Exhibition website: www.keiskammaartproject.org