'Between Rock': Grinding Stones from Southern AfricaVarious artists at Circa on Jellicoe
Circa on Jellicoe presents an historically important exhibition of grinding stones from the Southern African region. Professor Thomas Huffman writes: 'About 1800 years ago, African farming communities moved into Southern Africa. From the beginning they herded cattle, sheep and goats and they cultivated various grains and legumes. Although their social organisation centred on cattle, hoe agriculture was the basis of their daily diet. Most people, for example, ate a thick porridge twice a day together with a relish, such as beans or wild spinach and only occasionally did they eat meat... Only in very rural areas do women still grind seeds in the old way. Throughout South Africa, grindstones such as these on display mark old agricultural villages.'
17 May - 16 June