Friday 4 October, Eastside Projects, 6–9pm

Lady Skollie: Papsak Propaganda, 6–9pm

Lady Skollie presents a performance expanding her recent Papsak Propaganda series of works around the Dop system – the official system of paying South African so-called ‘coloured’ farm workers in alcohol.

Lady Skollie (b. 1987, Cape Town. Lives and works in Johannesburg). Lady Skollie uses ink, watercolour and crayon to defy taboos and talk openly about issues of sex, pleasure, consent, human connection, violence, and abuse. Lady Skollie appeared in This is the Gallery and the Gallery is Many Things X at Eastside Projects in September 2018 with the start of PAPSAK PROPAGANDA (Pt. 1). Recent international solo exhibitions include ‘Lust Politics’, Tyburn Gallery, London (2017), ‘Fire with Fire’, solo project at FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa (2017), and ‘Mating Dance’, solo project at AKAA Art Fair, Paris, France (2017). Recent group exhibitions include ‘Close: Proximity, Intimacy, Tension’, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, and ‘Right at the Equator’, Depart Foundation, Malibu, CA, USA (2018). She has been featured on BBC Africa and CNN International on ‘African Voices’, as well as on the BBC World Service’s online and radio series ‘In the Studio’. She was also included in the 2018 edition of OkayAfrica’s ‘100 Women’, an annual list which honours women across 10 different fields for their achievements and influence. Supported by ACE Ambition for Excellence fund, led by New Art Exchange, Nottingham this project sees spaces from across the UK create and develop new relationships with artists and organisations in Africa.

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