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Calling for Kenyan fair participants

Friday, 11 May 2012

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ECU is hosting an African fair to celebrate the opening of art exhibition Koroga II: Another African Story.

The exhibition showcases the work of 12 Kenyan poets and photographers through prints and projections, part of an ongoing venture called the KorogaProject.

The organisers are calling on the community to run the African food and crafts stalls and participate in the  music and entertainment to accompany the opening of the art exhibition.

Exhibition and fair organiser Marziya Mohammedali said she is looking forward to bringing the event to ECU.

“We are so excited for the opportunity to bring the Koroga Project to Western Australia and we are calling for people to shape the day and be a part of the celebrations with delicious food, dancing and singing from the African region,” Ms Mohammedali said.

‘Koroga’ comes from the Swahili ‘to stir’. It refers to a slide that combines a photograph and a short, accessible poem or other text in order to create something new: an image-text or ‘poetograph’ that takes the reader/viewer beyond the original elements.

It is a form of alternative storytelling, created through the responses of these artists to each other’s work.

The fair and exhibition opening will take place on October 1, 2012, at the Kurongkurl Katitjin Gallery at ECU’s Mount Lawley Campus.

To register your interest contact Marziya Mohammedali.

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