Artists for Democracy Zimbabwe Trust (ADZT) continues its partnership with Pamberi Trust, this time with a visual art exhibition. ‘Memories of Peace’ was opened at Book Café last night.
The exhibition is a fusion of paintings by Christine Ndoro and poems from Batsirai Chigama, the Gender Project Officer at Pamberi Trust.
The artwork speaks against violation of women rights while advocating for peace among citizens.
Ndoro dedicated the exhibition to her late mother Elizabeth who, she says, has always been a pillar of strength.
She said that ‘Memories of Peace’ is about every Zimbabwean woman and is inspired by the daily struggles they come across as individuals.
“We are spending too much time being angry at what we see and what has been done to us and others. How often do we as individuals stop and actually do something about it?” questioned Ndoro.
Deputy Minister of Women Affairs Gender Community and Development Honorable Jessie Majome applauded ADZT for working towards peace and democracy. “Artists can reach their audience directly in a way even us as politicians envy. I encourage you to amplify your voices in attaining peace and democracy,” she said.
ADZT is an organisation that engages artists in different genres to advocate for peace. Last Saturday, the organisation worked with House of Hunger poets to stage a poetry slam running under the theme ‘Celebrating Peace and Unity.’