Green Heart Gallery
Me & My Role Models – Somalian Children’s Painted Portraits
Artist Name: Somalian Children from the Multicultural Communities Council of SA
Gallery Location: Level 2, Zone D — near Hospital Café
Exhibition Dates: February – April 2019
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To celebrate the WCHN Cultural Diversity Month the WCH Foundation is pleased to exhibit a selection of Somalian Children’s Painted Portraits on behalf of the Multicultural Communities Council of SA. Cultural Diversity Month aims to promote and celebrate diversity in our community, as well as raise awareness amongst our staff about culturally appropriate practices. Children from the local Somalian community were encouraged to paint their future selves which could include a role model, a family member, a friend, a rock star, or a sportsperson.
These colourful life-size painted portraits form an extraordinary testament to the resilience, hopes and dreams of these young people. This project is a unique opportunity for the children to share and reflect on their journey of settlement, where they feel they fit in, to start building trust, healthy relationships with peers, but most importantly, to learn ‘cultural competency’; to navigate life between two cultures – their home culture and the dominant culture.
To download the exhibition brochure, click here.