Singano, Mzengo explore colour in art exhibition


Visual artists Ellis Singano and David Mzengo have teamed up in their arty to tap into the colour realm through Conversation in Colour art exhibition to run for 30 days at Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre.

The exhibition starts this Saturday and will end on June 20 2023.

Singano, who specialises in batik and has exhibited his works in several platforms with the recent one being Art in the Park, described colour as fascinating and unspoken language which communicates ideas and feelings that words cannot.


“Colour speaks to our conscious and subconscious minds. Colour shapes our well-being, influences our moods, and can even encourage spiritual growth. Colour influences our lives in many ways so, as artists, we just thought of tapping into,” he said.

Singano said this is his third exhibition this year following up on his first in Zomba and Art in the Park in Lilongwe.

“I am doing it with David Mzengo and this will be his first exhibition in Blantyre. I worked with him again in a project Myth of Malawi in 2016. He does acrylic on canvas with a focus on abstracts,” he said.


Singano said they will be displaying close to 25 paintings.

“We see different messages through colours and through colours people talk about love, peace, culture, politics and several other subjects. As artists, we speak using colours and there are times we mix and add colours,” he said.

Singano spoke highly of the importance of colour in our lives and that as artists they speak with colours hence the exhibition.

“We have artworks speaking on different things such as politics, love, discrimination and corruption that will be on display. We call upon people to come and be part of the conversation,” the Blantyre-based artist, said.

Singano also reveals plans for another exhibition he is to hold in Lilongwe at Kaliso Art Gallery themed ‘The Aftermath of Cyclone Freddy’.

“As artists, we have to be creative and dig deeper into issues happening around us, we need to use art in bringing about change,” he said.

Singano also said that he has plans to hold exhibitions in the Northern Region targeting Mzuzu or Nkhata Bay.

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