Friday, December 24, 2010

November/December 2010

Dear AFH Friends and Associates.

AFH hopes that all of our subscribers have had a challenging and overall exciting 2010, We would like to wish everyone of you a Merry Christmas and a joyous and prosperous New Year! Please receive our final exciting and eventful newsletter of the year. Here is what we did during the month of November/December 2010:

Art for Humanity: what is art?

AFH defines art as that which is created to inspire all of humanity with freedom of expression, the quest for excellence, pride, dignity, and respect for individual rights, reflection and heritage. In this month’s issue:

Dialogue among Civilizations News

- Dialogue Among Civilizations Blog review  
- Portfolio preview

Break the Silence News

World Aids Day feature

Women for Children News
- School Workshops 2010 (Learners Inspired by School Banner Workshop)
- Images from School Workshop

General News
- AFH receives MACE Awards
- - International Human Rights Day Feature
-DUT Annual Fine Art & Jewellery Design Exhibition 2010

Click here to view our November/December 2010 Edition

Please remember all comments and letters are welcome.

Warm Regards,
Angelica Mannie & Thireshni Sanasy
AFH Media Team

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

World AIDS day

By Thireshni Sanasy

Today marks the anniversary of World Aids Day. The HIV/Aids epidemic is unfortunately escalating and now an estimated 46 MILLION people from around the world are infected.  Don't become a statistic! Become AWARE!


Mduduzi Xakaza "Yehoshua Comforting Aids victim"
 Artist statement: Mduduzi Xakaza

HIV/Aids is a universal adversary threatening the survival of humanity. As long as our world is still characterised by economic competition and the subsequent marginalisation of the poor – rather than co-operation and compassion based on humanitarianism – the populations of the developing world are destined to be wiped off the face of our planet.

To see the other "Break The Silence" Artworks:

16 Days of Activism

16 Days Activism for non violence against women and children takes place every year from the 25th November.  This is the 11th year that South Africa is taking part in this international Campaign, with the hopes that through these 16 days will lead to an elimination of all women and child abuse of any sort. The 16 Days of Activism leads to the Human Rights Day celebrated on the 10th December.

Below is an artwork of Ernest Pignon- Ernest.