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The Basaloid Project

Apr 9 - May 5

Presented by: Rolling As Kalou

The Basaloid Project is above all a call to creativity.

The idea for the project emerged not long after starting treatment for anal cancer in March 2019. Named after the type of cancer that resided temporarily in my rear unit, the Basaloid Project has three parts: A 24-page graphic novel, an exhibition at the Incubator, and 3 workshops.

Doing this project has been a way for me to make sense of things. To create something beautiful and brave out of something ugly. To convert a shit storm (sorry) into something positive.

The Basaloid graphic novel:
Told through metaphor and symbolism, it’s a story about journeying through the storm and emerging on the other side. It’s about hope, resilience, vulnerability, fear, love, purpose, and renewal. All illustrated by hand with fine ink pens.

The Basaloid exhibition:
The exhibition will feature 24 works, all of which make up the pages of the Basaloid graphic novel. Some works will be comic book style, some will be larger works, and some will be sculpture.

The Basaloid workshops:
The workshops offer healing through art, a tool to help you come to terms with what has happened to you in your life and how to move beyond it and find a sense of purpose. It’s a chance for you to explore your own story and creativity as you create your one-page autobiographical comic using a variety of art supplies.

These three-hour workshops will be held at the Artery (next to the Incubator) on Tuesday evenings for the duration of the exhibition.
Limited spaces, bookings essential, more info to come.

The Basaloid graphic novel will launch on the same night as the exhibition opens at the Incubator, Thursday the 9th of April 2020, and will be available for purchase at the Incubator as well as online on my website and via Amazon.
Prints and other works will also be for sale.

With the Basaloid Project I hope to galvanize and inspire you to live your best creative life. To seriously grab life by the balls. Right now.
Because, why wait?

And if you know someone who might like knowing about the Basaloid Project, please invite or share this event with them. Thank u.

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Apr 9
May 5
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Rolling As Kalou


The Incubator Creative Hub
Historic Village 17th Avenue
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 3112
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07 571 3232