Finissage of ‘Heads of Society’ exhibition at the Ambassador’s residence
30 May 2017
Paintings and sculptures influenced by interactions with the Maasai communities in Kenya & Tanzania
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On 24 May, Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese hosted the finissage of the exhibition ‘Heads of Society’ at the Ambassador’s residence. The exhibition showed the works of London-based South African artist Kimberley Gundle.
Gundle’s works include paintings and sculptures which are influenced by her interaction with the Maasai communities in Kenya and Tanzania and her experiences of having grown up in South Africa. Gundle’s impressions of her adopted home city London also constitute a substantial part of the exhibition.
"Her paintings and sculptures invite the audience to recognize the familiar and explore the unknown", Ambassador Ammon said, summarising the impact of her work.
The programme for the evening included a talk and a presentation by Gundle about her experiences with her recent exhibition at the Biennale in Venice, as well as a guided tour by the artist herself. Lord Mayor of Westminster Ian Adams also attended the event.