The name ‘Kewpie’ is a familiar one to many District Sixers. Known as a style-leader and sought-after hairdresser, Kewpie lived a life of perseverance, loyalty and persistence even in the midst of a disintegrating District Six. Not immune to the impact of forced removals, Kewpie and others like her were determined to make life go on even under changing and devastating circumstances.
The District Six Museum in partnership with GALA (the Gay and Lesbian Archive) invite you to visit an exhibition which pays tribute to Kewpie’s life and times. It explores the life of Kewpie (1941–2012), who was also part of a queer community that was highly visible and integrated into the broader community, playing an important role in the fabric and culture of District Six.
Kewpie: daughter of District Six will be open to the public at the District Six Museum’s Homecoming Centre from 21 September 2018 until 18 January 2019. Opening hours are from 9h00 to 16h00 from Monday to Friday, and by arrangement for group bookings on Saturdays. There is no charge for visiting the exhibition.
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