AFH has also secured the collaborative participation of artists and poets such as Churchill Madikida with Lebogang Mashile from South Africa, William Kelly with Joel Deane from Australia and Mel Edwards with Jayne Cortez from US, other secured participants are poet Shailja Patel from Kenya and Egyptian artist Amira Wasfy. AFH also plans to invite respected artists and poets that are making a significant difference in their countries and communities.
A catalogue based on the project will be published in time for the project launch 21st March 2010, South Africa Human Rights Day, at the Durban Art Gallery. The conference on the theme 'Art, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights and Peace' is being planned for the same week after which the public advocacy campaign will be initiated to also coincide with the Soccer World Cup, when South Africa will have a large numbers of guests from the rest of Africa and the international community visiting SA.
AFH invites calls from individuals, organisations and galleries who wish to exhibit the portfolio featuring prints and poetry form the project in 2010 and thereafter.
For more information on the Dialogue among Civilisations Project, visit http://www.afh.org.za/