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#ThroughtheEyesofaWoman

“Through the eyes of a woman” use ART to showcase and interpret the perspectives of, and by, women. We believe art is a powerful tool to engage young people and provide them with direction and perspectives to transform conflict into creativity, adversity into opportunity, oppression into expression and subsequently inspire positive change. Through the eyes of a woman provides a platform to mentor, expose and grow artistic talents and skills for youths and children. It gives opportunities for self-expression and freedom of speech.

This project contains Art works and Art installations

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Art works

Four young women have described situations and reflections from their daily lives, as part of the exhibition

Single Parent

Risper Omongo / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“We are living in a world where being a single parent is considered normal ignoring the many challenges that the single parents undergo in the process of bringing up their children.

Loneliness, stress, fatigue, pressure are just some of the challenges single parents experience, most of them are left with one or no one to share what they are going through.“

Loss and Suffering

Lourine Ochieng / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“While the kids had gone out playing, they were cought by surprise not knowing what to do after their only source of shelter had cought fire from reflection from the strong ultra violet rays from the sun. They had no means to put off the fire since the muddy water was so little to be collected and the only thing they had to do at that particular time was to only feel sorry for themselves.”

Hope for a Bright Future

Esther Mumbua / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“Successful woman are always ready to face the challenges and difficulties in life. As a woman its great to have a great vision. Women do everything with love and happiness to build their legacy”

Feminism

Lourine Ochieng / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“In the society we live today, girls seem to have less equal rights and opportunities. The same society prides in boys at the expense of the girl child. Women’s greatest role in a family was to bear children, and when she bore female children, men won’t show them any concern, attention and affection.”

Beauty is overrated #1

Antonette Apondi / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“Imagine a city where people are aesthetically open-minded, where people are not considering a woman’s beauty as that of the face alone, but have that eye of her whole beauty. Call it a city of artists.”

Beauty is overrated #2

Antonette Apondi / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“Imagine a city where people are aesthetically open-minded, where people are not considering a woman’s beauty as that of the face alone, but have that eye of her whole beauty. Call it a city of artists.”

My African culture

Esther Mumbua / 2017

Acrylics on canvas 80×60 cm

“As a woman living in the rural area we have more possibility as compared to those living in the urban. Rural area provides opportunity for woman to be creative and involved in creative activity such as sculpturing which can be an easy source of income.”

Art Installations

Through the eyes of a woman also consists of a public installation that was created during a Swedish-Kenyan collaboration in Stockholm. The installation consists of nine five meter long fabrics with paintings made by Kenyan artists Joan Otieno, Chelagat “Chela” Cherwon and Antonette Apondi, reflecting their perspectives of the world “Through the eyes of a woman”. In addition to the fabrics a furniture was created in collaboration with Swedish architect Julia Andersson. The furniture is formed as a circle and consists of 12 wooden pieces, each symbolizing the female version of the 12 disciples of Jesus. Through its interactive form it creates a space for meeting and reflection, encouraging the discussion on gender perspectives to continue and grow. The purpose of the installation is to take the discussion to different public spaces in Sweden and abroad.

The Twelve Women Disciples

Julia Andersson / 2017

 

Plywood and acrylics

Nine perspectives

Joan Otieno, Chelegat Cherwon, Antonette Apondi / 2017

 

Painted fabrics, 9 pieces, 1 x 5 m

 
 
 

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