Sue Williamson – All Our Mothers

  • 18/09/13 – 19/09/13
  • Time: 13:00 – 13:00
  • Venue: Commerce Lecture Theatre, Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange Street, Gardens
  • Contact: 021 480 7111

In this lunchtime lecture Sue Williamson will talk about her latest multimedia exhibition - All Our Mothers. The exhibition celebrates the strength of the extraordinary women who helped to bring this country to freedom, and examines the generation gap between these wise, iconic veterans of the struggle, and their granddaughters, the confident young born frees.

In this lunchtime lecture Sue Williamson will talk about her latest multimedia exhibition – All Our Mothers. The exhibition celebrates the strength of the extraordinary women who helped to bring this country to freedom, and examines the generation gap between these wise, iconic veterans of the struggle, and their granddaughters, the confident young born frees.

Williamson’s multi-screen video installation There’s something I must tell you portrays six intense conversations in which the older women recall important moments of their histories and their lives, and the younger women respond, and present their own forthright views on living in South Africa right now. Stories of exile, of the women’s march, of imprisonment evoke the ultimate question: Was it all worth it? The answers are sometimes surprising.

In making the series, Williamson worked with such key figures as the charismatic Amina Cachalia, to whom this exhibition is dedicated, the distinguished Dr Brigalia Bam, the 101-year-old Rebecca Kotane, Carollne Motsoaledi, widow of Rivonia triallist Elias Motsoaledi, Ilse Fischer, activist daughter of Afrikaner lawyer Bram Fischer, and liberation movement heroine Vesta Smith.