Zoom #KewpieLegacy: Daughter of District Six
Zoom #KewpieLegacy: Daughter of District Six
Zoom #KewpieLegacy: Daughter of District Six
Zoom #KewpieLegacy: Daughter of District Six
Zoom #KewpieLegacy: Daughter of District Six

#KewpieLegacy: Daughter of District Six

R 720.00

Salon Kewpie Longsleeve:

This T-shirt celebrates District Six’s unique spirit of place. Long since scattered, it is remembered as a community that valued diversity. D6 had a thriving queer culture and this garment honours this lesser- known aspect of it’s history.

Documentation of a beloved figure, Kewpie ~ Daughter of District Six, reinforces this understanding, that gender non-conforming people were largely accepted and loved with the right to express themselves as they wished.

Kewpie(1941–2012) was born Eugene Fritz and grew up at 13 Osborne Street, District 6. She showed a keen interest in hairdressing and would grow up to open Salon Kewpie in Kensington. She was a talented dancer, socialite and integral part of the neighbourhood nightlife.
The artwork for this T-shirt draws from a personal photographic collection held at GALA Queer Archive in Johannesburg. e collection includes 700+ images of Kewpie and Friends taken between the 1950’s & 1980’s.

In 2017 GALA & the D6 Museum brought the archive into public circulation. Many of the themes explored in the exhibition are deeply relevant to contemporary discourse on LGBTQI rights in South Africa and the world.

As much as the collection is celebratory of her life and resilience, it is also a manifestation of collective loss, pain and struggle.

This is the work of the Museum: Telling the lost stories of District Six.

By purchasing this T-Shirt, you directly support the institution that holds it’s memory.

Wear it in good health.
&
Thank you for being a part of bringing the District 6 Museum into focus.
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D6 Porcelain Shards T:

This T-shirt celebrates District Six’s unique spirit of place. Long since scattered, it is remembered as a community that valued diversity. D6 had a thriving queer culture and this garment honours this lesser- known aspect of it’s history.
Documentation of a beloved figure, Kewpie ~ Daughter of District Six, reinforces this understanding, that gender non-conforming people were largely accepted and loved
with the right to express themselves as they wished.
Kewpie(1941–2012) was born Eugene Fritz and grew up at 13 Osborne Street, District 6. She showed a keen interest in hairdressing and would grow up to open Salon
Kewpie in Kensington. She was a talented dancer, socialite and integral part of the neighbourhood nightlife.
The artwork for this T-shirt draws from a personal photographic collection held at GALA Queer Archive in Johannesburg. The collection includes 700+ images of Kewpie and Friends taken between the 1950’s & 1980’s.
In 2017 GALA & the D6 Museum brought the archive into public circulation. Many of the themes explored in the exhibition are deeply relevant to contemporary discourse on LGBTQI rights in South Africa and the world.
As much as the collection is celebratory of her life and resilience, it is also a manifestation of collective loss, pain and struggle.
This is the work of the Museum: Telling the lost stories of District Six.
By purchasing this T-Shirt, you directly support the institution that holds it’s memory.
Wear it in good health.
&
Thank you for being a part of bringing the District 6 Museum into focus.
X

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