CORAL BIJOUX, Dreams as R-evolution

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R 600.00
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113pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Catalogue of the installationUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus plant nursery, Durban, 2020.


Includes contributions by Salim Washington, Himansu Baijnath, Usha Seejarim, André Croucamp, Pralini Naidoo, Malika Ndlovu, Tracy-Lee Easthorpe, Diana Ferrus and Ashraf Jamal.

"We are all victims of conformity, shackled to what others have decided we should be. The trauma I experienced on Robben Island and under house-arrest crippled me. At forty-one, I found healing from art but my greatest lesson began when I started working with found material. It liberated me from conventional thinking. Trekking through the undergrowth of this book – the habitat of monkeys, birds, snakes, wild animals, and waste –  I came across a new fantasy world, a neglected wilderness that Coral Bijoux transformed into a playground for young and old. It helped me to visualise what we can still offer to the world." Lionel Davis, visual artist and anti-apartheid activist

Coral Bijoux was born and grew up in Durban. She lived in Johannesburg for over 20 years, then returned to KwaZulu-Natal to live and work for the Wetland Park.