"Creative Cultural Dialogues - these are three-week theme-based residencies for four participants. They provide artists, and writers with focused time and facilitated creative interaction to share cultural diversity, personal stories, insights and images. These are used as source for inspiration and result in print-based art works for exhibition. Since 2000 in partnership with Fulton County Arts Council (GA) there have been four International Exhibitions accompanied by catalogues:
2000 A Women's Vision
2007 Personal Vocabulary
This multi-cultural residency takes place at Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers, Balgowan, South Africa." This was the tenth iteration of this residency. The period for our residency was January 25, 2009 through February 14, 2009. One visual artist from Fulton County, GA and one visual artist from South Africa were chosen, likewise, two literary artists, one from Fulton County, GA and one from South Africa were chosen. Caversham residencies are by invitation only.
The visual artists from each country were paired with the literary artists of the opposite countries for their collaborative projects. in addition to collaborative projects, individual projects evolved.
The video on the following page of this site is one result of the process. Brickworks, a hand bound chapbook and my individual project, is another product of the process and includes a conversation in poem between Mxolisi Nyezwa and myself.