16 December 1838 this #vow was made to God, today 180 #years later we reaffirm this vow to God.
The English translation of the picture:
My brethren and fellow countrymen, at this moment we stand before the Holy God of Heaven and earth to make a promise. If He will be with us and protect us and deliver the enemy into our hands so that we may triumph over him, that we may observe the day and the date as an anniversary in each year and a day of Thanksgiving like the Sabbath, in His honour; and that we shall enjoin our children that they must take part with us in this, for remembrance even for our posterity; and if anyone sees a difficulty in this, let them return from this place. For the honour of His Name shall be joyfully exalted, and to Him the fame and the honour of the victory must be given
جمعة طيبة لكل الذين يضيئون دروبنا.. بلطف كلامهم.. وسعة حلمهم.. الذين وان اسئنا التعبير في القول.. أحسنوا الظن في الفهم.. جمعة طيبة للذين يمدون يد الخير والمساعدة لكل محتاج.. فقد تكون الحاجة.. فقط دعوة صادقة من قلب نقي.. تطرق باب السماء.. دعوة بالخير.. و بالغيب.. يقينا في عطاء الله ستكون الإجابة.. اللهم احفظنا من شرور أنفسنا.. و الهمنا حسن البصيرة.. جمعتكم طيبة معطرة بذكر الله.
Zebra running the gauntlet across the Mara river as part of the Great Migration. Do you think it managed to get across or fell victim to this huge crocodile?? 📸 by @thecampbellsphotography
We pay tribute to the legendary Foy Vermaak .. From a pioneering family in the area whose contribution to the district in terms of everything from agriculture... sport.... community... family... and tourism are the stuff of legend... Foy passed on yesterday. Condolences to the family. See next weeks Courier for a tribute. #dundee#courier#history#bloodriver
For the free full catalogue pdf, DM me your email address (swipe for a sneak peak)!
All who missed the show will be happy to hear, thanks to the invaluable help of the artist Odette Graskie, the show lives on in catalogue form. Printed copies, as well as available artworks, can be bought at @everard_read_johannesburg or you can send me your email address for a pdf version.
PS: The rumours about the show possibly showing again elsewhere are not completely unfounded - will keep you posted if it happens.
[Swipe left and follow link in Bio!] I’d like to echo Everard Read Gallery in thanking everyone who came to and participated in the panel discussion on Saturday.
This etching called “Females of Bloodriver” is inspired by the surprise of discovering there (apparently) were no woman present at the Battle of Bloodriver (the popularised idea of woman loading guns in the middle of a lager DID happen but NOT at Bloodriver, or so I’m told). Swipe to see the first time Simoné Nortmann heard this, plus some extracts from the news segment filmed at the panel discussion (I’ll add some translations in the comments)- link in bio for whole news insert!
The discussion was a great success and it felt like a step forward in terms of positive and responsible engagement by white South Africans.
Thanks again to @layziehound, @rhettmartyn, @everard_read_johannesburg @mn_nxumalo, @miaspies, @gieliehoffmann, @simonenortmann @ohdette and everyone who came.
“Uber Meisie” miniature etching 5cm x 5cm
This reference pic was a happy accident: @simonenortmann posed for a charcoal drawing we collaborated on (watch this space). When we were done I told her she could relax, I just wanted to take more angles of the kappie (headdress). So out came her phone... 💥
This (great Christmas gift, wink wink) and the Charcoal piece is on show in “ń Goeie Dag vir ń Slag (A Bloodriver/ Ncome Monument)” at @everard_read_johannesburg
There are only two more Saturdays left before the show closes and I’ll be showing face for both of them. Simone will be showing her (slightly prettier) face on one of them:
> Artist Walkabout - 27 October, 10:30am.
> Artist and Collaborators Walkabout ft. Simone Nortmann and Layziehound Coka - 3 November, 10:30am