An exhibition themed ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’, which tells the story of innovator William Kamkwamba, goes into another week, having been launched last Friday at The Chocolate Factory in Zomba.
The exhibit ion is expected to run for a month before moving to Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre next month.
“Last week, we received an overwhelming response and we sold some of the artworks and we continue to do so. We are looking forward to the best and we hope people will support us,” Madalitso Ziwaoh, one of the visual artists exhibiting his works said.
Ziwaoh said the exhibition has been launched online and that they will continue to showcase the artworks online.
During the launch last Friday, the artists also showed their skills by doing live painting.
“There is so much to talk about in terms of stories and we will be doing that. We have started off with William Kamkwamba and then we will move to another hero. We need to tell these stories to encourage people out there of some of the developments some sons and daughters of Malawi are doing.
“We should not wait for people from outside to tell these stories,” he said.
The other artists who are part of the exhibition include Charles Levison and Samuel Ndalema.
Actor Kelvin Ngoma is also involved in the exhibition and is expected to conduct workshops. Ngoma is one of the Malawian actors who acted in the film The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Hollywood star Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film was shot at Wimbe in Kasungu and has been screened in different places since it was premiered.
The movie has inspired a lot of people in the world.
Ziwaoh said they would take the exhibition to Kasungu District after dating Blantyre on February 6.