The Old Fort Prison Complex, Constitution Hill
In celebration of 20 years of our Constitution, over 400 guests attended the launch of the exhibition IT’S A FINE LINE – a collection of 16 extraordinary pencil drawings by renowned artist Dean Simon alongside rare archive footage of those history makers that came together to draw up one of the most progressive Constitutions in the world.
Relatives of the history makers featured in the exhibition honoured this historic occasion and included the family members of Chief Albert Luthuli, Chris Hani, Bram Fischer, Enoch Sontonga, John Dube, Pixley Seme and Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert. George Bizos and Pik Botha were feted by throngs of admirers, young and old.
Popular media personality, Ayanda-Allie Paine hosted esteemed speakers including Former Justice of the Constitutional Court, Zak Yacoob; the daughter of Chief Albert Luthuli, Dr Albertina Luthuli; Dr Mathews Phosa; and Mr Roelf Meyer.
The latest addition to our Heritage Art Collection, the exhibition challenges us to reconcile the past with dreams of the future, and traverse the fine lines between fact and fiction, justice and power and the permutations of modernity and fundamentalism.