24 June-3 Sept 2006. Second to None Celebrating 50 years of womens struggles is a hymn to the achievements of the womens rights movement in South Africa. Drawing on the Iziko South African National Gallery and private collections, the show charts the progress made in re-defining gender roles in the country since the protest on 9 August 1956 by 20,000 women in Pretoria against the governments restrictive pass laws. Second to None includes work by established artists Helen Sebidi, Penny Siopis, Noria Mabasa, Tracey Rose and Berni Searle as well as emerging talents such as Keorapatse Mosimane, Bridget Baker and Zanele Muholi. It also presents a selection of photographs by Karina Turok entitled Life and Soul: portraits of women who move South Africa exploring the achievements of some of the countrys female role models. Tues-Sun 10.00-17.00. Mon closed. Tickets R10 adults, R5 children, Sat free.
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Womens rights in South Africa.
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