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Clause 21: Education

Education 402 x 306, linocut
Vuyile Cameron Voyiya


Everyone, children as well as adults, has the right to receive a basic education and to have access to further education. Through the lens of a camera, Cameron Voyiya shows us African school children in victorious postures, holding banners and rejoicing. They have reason to celebrate since their struggle for their right to receive a decent education has ended. The camera hints at the artist's belief that television can be used as an important educational tool, thus emphasising that education does not only take place in schools but encompasses all aspects of life.

Cameron Voyiya was born in Cape Town in 1961. He studied at Community Arts Project (CAP) in Cape Town where he was later employed as a part-time art teacher. After further training at Michaelis School of Fine Art, he returned to CAP as a part-time teacher in printmaking. Since 1992, the artist has been employed as Education Officer at the National Gallery, Cape Town. He has participated in a number of exhibitions locally and overseas.

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