The creative industries are among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to hamper profitability of the sector. The dearth has impoverished families and communities. In an effort to improve the economic state of local female artists in Gaborone, RayGood Charitable Trust hosted the first ever #HER Art Galleria on the 25th November 2021 at the Game City Roof Top Parking Lot. The aim of the initiative was to market young Batswana artists and their artworks with the intention that they will be purchased during the exhibition.
The artworks on display span a wide range of visual arts mediums including paintings, sculptures and decorative arts, all of which have been tailor made through the use of expression and imagination pertaining to the theme “Freedom and Change”. Attendees of the galleria have the opportunity to purchase artefacts at the retail prices determined by the craftsmen. A live auction will also be held to increase revenue for the Trust. The Art Galleria will feature performances by Mpho Sebina and Dato Seiko. Ambassadors, Directors of prestigious organizations and prominent figures with a significant impact on society are among the many who will be in attendance.
RayGood Charitable Trust is an NGO that aims to achieve a dignified standard of living for communities greatly segregated by socio- economic factors within remote areas of Botswana. Beneficiaries of the Charitable Trust include the youth, elderly, young women and the girl child.