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Tate finds out how Billie Zangewa uses art as a form of activism in this interesting interview.

Billie grew up in Malawi and later moved to Johannesburg to become an artist. She used pieces of cloth to create beautiful works that focused on her day to day experiences. Some captured the busy streets of the city whilst others focused on her personal relationships. But Billie began to realise that she was telling her life story from the perspective of other people. She changed her style so that it reflected her life from her perspective.

She felt that the everyday experience of black mothers in South Africa wasn’t represented anywhere in the art world. She wanted to open people’s eyes to the tasks and activities that mothers do daily, without much thanks at all.  Her work became massively successful, as women from around the world connected with her message. It’s an inspiring video from Tate that shines a light on the work of an extremely talented creator. We love this vid from them and really enjoyed seeing Billie’s beautiful artworks.

Billie Zangewa|Tate|Documentary

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