Artist Singano seeks to win hearts with creative batiks


Visual artist Ellis Singano’s moment of showcasing more of his batik works is here once again as he holds an exhibition Saturday afternoon at Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre.

JCC is not a new place for Singano, who has held a number of exhibitions at the centre.

But the artist, said all his exhibitions are different and unique in their own way and that they run on different themes.


This time around the renowned artist, who has also exhibited his works outside the country with his recent one in Japan, is exhibiting his batiks on the theme ‘Absent Father’.

Singano, who last year celebrated 20 years of batik and 20 years since his father, who taught him the art passed on, said ‘Absent Father’, was talking about fathers, who abandon their responsibilities.

“The question that one maybe asking is why ‘Absent Father?’ I am doing a range of paintings based on a story of a family where a father abandoned his family, he left his wife while she was sick, and so, the wife struggle to take care of their two children,” Singano said.


He called on people to patronise the exhibition saying he will display creative batiks, each with its own story from a uniquely expressive Malawian.

“The children become bread winners which is the responsibility of the father and they (children) had to get money through begging. I am looking forward to show more as far as batik work is concerned,” Singano said.

The exhibition is expected to run until February 5 2020.

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