- Title: "A TOUCH OF MANDELA" ART WORKS EXHIBITION @ ROBBEN ISLAND SALE
- Date: 7th February 2003
- Summary: "A TOUCH OF MANDELA" ART WORKS EXHIBITION @ ROBBEN ISLAND SALE
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- City: Robben Island
- Country: South Africa
- Reuters ID: 03FEB07R03
- Story Text:#3 "A TOUCH OF MANDELA" ART WORKS EXHIBITION @ ROBBEN ISLAND: SALE
00.00.30 MANDELA RIGHT HAND INPRINT, WITH SIGNATURE.
00.01.35 A MUSICAL BAND RENDER AN ITEM.
00.03.28 DALI TAMBO OFFICIALLY OPENS UP THE CEREMONY.
00.04.07 THE GUESTS ARE SEATED.
00.04.23 TAMBO DELIVERS A SPEECH ON THE SOUTH AFRICA ICONS.
00.05.12 A HIGHLIGHT ON THE HISTORY OF ROBBEN ISLAND, IN CONJUCTION WITH NELSON MANDELA AS A PRISONER.
00.07.18 MANDELA’S ARRIVAL IS PROCEEDED BY A PRAISE POET.
00.07.30 MANDELA WALKS IN THE HALL.
00.08.18 NELSON MANDELA SPEAKS OF HIS CHILDHOOD HISTORY.
00.09.38 MANDELA ACCOUNTS ON THE INSPIRATION FOR HIS ART COLLECTION.
00.10.25 As a shepherd I looked after cattle and sheep, there was time to reflect and enjoy color. I watched in wonder at the sight of the rainbow. I understood little of how and tiny raindrops could reflect such a beautiful range of color. I experienced the very rich colors of nation through the four seasons. I traveled through the rich countryside of the Eastern Cape, between different villages and towns, and enjoyed the rich and tapestry of color that is so special in that area of South Africa. I return to it whenever I can, sadly, it is not as often as I would like to return. I am not being allowed to retire, because they say I have been loafing for 27 years.
00.11.40 The experience of my young adulthood in the big city was very different. Color was no longer the natural color of the countryside. Color of the city was robust, vibrant and explosive. It was very different from the color that I experienced in the gentle countryside. I loved this new experience, then came the wasted prisoners. A great move and descended over my eye, gray became the primary and paramount color. The paint on the interior walls, and the gates, and the cell doors was gray. The outside walls had gray slate, the watchtowers were gray, even the roads that we build with the mixture of lime and crushed seashells were gray in color. White appeared as a relief.
00.11.44 MANDELA’S EMPHASIS ON PRISON LIFE AND THE MEANS OF COLOR.
00.14.55 A STATEMENT ON THE HISTORY OF THE SKETCHES BEFORE THEY WERE REPRODUCED.
00.15.27 MANDELA COMMENTS ON THE US versus IRAQ ISSUE IN REGARD TO THE UNITED NATIONS’ INTERVENTION.
00.18.43 DALI TAMBO ANNOUNCES THE BENEFICIARIES OF THE ART WORKS’ SALES.
00.19.19 BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BULGRAGA GALLERY IN ROBBEN ISLAND AND ITS OBJECTIVES.
00.19.49 READING OF THE MESSAGE FROM PRINCE CHARLES OF WALES.
00.21.52 ANNA WALKER SPEAKS OF THE BULGRAGA GALLERY SINCE ITS INCEPTION.
00.24.47 WALKER HIGHLIGHTS HER MEETING WITH ROSS CALDER ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENTS OF THE ART WORKS.
00.25.08 A STATEMENT ABOUT THE ART WORKS ASSOCIATION, WITH THE PRINCESS OF WALES BY ROSS CALDER.
00.26.13THE ACTUAL DATE OF MANDELA’S ART CAREER.
00.29.52 THE HANDS INPRINTS ART WORKS ARE OPENED FOR VIEWING.
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