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Workshop for children and their guardians

The Egungun Family Learning Workshop is inspired by the work of artist Leoncé Raphael Agbodélou, as found in Zeitz MOCAA’s Two Together exhibition on level 4 and is part of the museum’s collection.

Egungun is a masked, costumed figure from the Yoruba of Nigeria. The costumes are made to honour ancestors and appease dead spirits, and are traditionally worn at parades and funerals. The celebration of Halloween will be used as an entry point to help children understand and develop an appreciation of this African tradition.

The work in question by Leoncé Raphael Agbodjélou is titled Egungun Masquerade XII (2015) – a detail of which is shown above.

The workshop will offer children and their guardians an opportunity to explore and develop their connections with creativity through the act of designing costumes that celebrate their ancestors.

The workshop will be facilitated by Amy Cornfield at the museum’s Centre for Art Education on Level -1.

WHAT: Egungun Family Learning Workshop
WHERE: Zeitz MOCAASilo District, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 8001
WHEN: Saturday, 30 October from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
HOW: R210 per entry or free with museum membership (R290 pp).  Booking Registration link:

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