Freedom (formerly The Freedom Quilt)

CCAC #: 0037
Artwork title: Freedom (formerly The Freedom Quilt)
Organisation: Bethesda Arts Centre (now Bushman Heritage Museum)
Contributor(s): Sandra Sweers
Julia Malgas
Sanna Minnaar
Shirlene Davids
Delia Swartz
Sophie Femela
Sophie Steenberg
Matilda Dikeni
Christelene Jacobs
Maria Tamana
Margaret Swiers
Maggie Jacobs
Yvonne Jonkers
Millie Reed
Rose Jacobs
Jeni Couzyn
Year made: 2007
Artwork type: Textile
Medium: Applique on material
Dimensions (mm): 2290 x 1920
Source: Acquired from the Bethesda Arts Centre, with the support of Jeni Couzyn
Year acquired: 2007
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: In storage

The artwork is one of the two quilts on the theme of justice donated to the Constitutional Court. The quilt is multi-layered with ripples, and depicts the biblical healing potential of the pool of Bethesda. Central to the scene is Nelson Mandela embracing the nation, the first ripple illustrates human rights, the second the first democratic election, and the third Freedom.

Themes: Democratic elections
Constitutional links: Freedoms - constitutional value (section 1a)

CCAC 461097

Photographer: Staff
Photo copyright: CCT

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