Lumières d'Afriques is a touring group exhibition comprising 54 artists from each country making up the African continent. It presents work inspired by a single theme ‘The Illuminated Africa’. It is premised on the idea that the 21st century belongs to Africa, while reflecting on the challenges facing the development of the continent. For the first time in contemporary African history, 54 artists committed to creating a single original work of art to highlight the challenge that energy access represents for the continent’s sustainable future. The installation includes artists filming their creative process for each varying piece from their environment.

The National Arts Festival is South Africa’s oldest and premiere arts festival. It is the largest multi-arts festival in Africa and one of the largest in the world. The Festival presents a strong programme of theatre, dance, music, visual art, digital arts, film, comedy, street theatre, crafts, exhibitions and newly emerging hybrid art forms. 2020 saw the 47th edition of the Festival, presented virtually in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists wove their stories into pixels, bringing a new digital heartbeat to life and opening up the South African arts sector to extraordinary possibilities, as over 80 000 global visitors clicked onto the #VNAF platform.