The Center of Military History and Culture of the Balearic Islands will host from April 8 to 24 the photographic exhibition ‘Africanas’, by the Barceló Foundation. An exhibition composed of images taken by Amelia Fornés, head of the Projects Area of the foundation, which show the strength and courage of the women beneficiaries of the Barceló Foundation projects in Africa, who make possible a better situation as they are leading the change in the areas in which they reside.
Thus, through images of women -mainly from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, countries in which the Barceló Foundation carries out its cooperation projects- visitors can learn about their way of life in Africa, from their childhood until, as women, they take the reins of the family and take care of their children and their dependents.
The photographic exhibition is completed with six watercolors painted and loaned by Patricia Cebrián (Valencia, 1978), a self-taught artist based in Mallorca. In them, Patricia Cebrián has captured the Project of water wells started last year and still expanding in Uganda and Kenya, and through her brush shows the effort that African women must make to bring water to their homes, because they are the ones -often from childhood-, who are responsible for making long journeys on foot to have it.
In addition to visiting the exhibition of photographs and watercolors, visitors will also find a display with items made by the women of the Foundation’s projects, which are available for sale online and for direct sale at the Foundation’s headquarters, as well as the images that are part of the exhibition. All proceeds from sales will go entirely to the women so that they can continue working in their small businesses.
The exhibition will be open to the public at the Center of Military History and Culture of the Balearic Islands (Sant Miquel Street, 69 bis in Palma) from Monday to Friday (10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.); and on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. Admission is free.