For some time I have wondered what her role was in the Arts sector.Having seen her at different Art’s events, I have always been left wondering.The past week I got a chance to talk to a Mother with a passion for the Arts Patience Phiri who shares with us her passion, her work and her ambitions.
Her support for the creative sector has been amazing. It is my wish that we have many people like her. People who show passionate support for the Arts Sector.Her ever active twitter handle have also become a source of leading weekly arts and entertainment events updates. Welcome to the World of Patience Phiri…
In Brief Tell us About Yourself?
I am a mother with a passion for the arts. I am a creative who is primarily involved in beadwork and crafts. I am a commentator and opinion maker who seeks to enhance visibility of the creative sector through various platforms but primarily social media.
What Is Your Role In the Arts?
I am inspired by the depth of undiscovered talent that is in my community, there are so many stories to tell through theatre, dance, photography,poetry,sculpture, paintings and so much more. My vision is to have the world have but a glimpse of the majesty that resides within the Bulawayo arts community.
How did it all start?
I started my beadwork as a hobby 12 years asgo and over the years turned it into a business. I had to finance it myself and also had the help of my family and friends.
What have been your Major Achievements?
My biggest achievements : Hmmm, everytime i see someone wear something i have made with my own hands, that for me is an achievement.
Where a woman rules, streams run uphill ~ Ethiopian Proverb
what can we expect from you?
My dream is to have my pieces in as all the 5 continents,so far I’m at 3 and not stopping.
Thank you Patience Phiri Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2016…