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Wednesday, December 01, 2021
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Super Inday showcases 'dolls' made inside prison

THE artworks of visual artist Inday Ondonesa Maladaw also known as Super Inday were among those showcased at The Negros Museum in Bacolod City on August 13, 2021.

Dubbed as SAKDAG: Arts for Wellness, the exhibit highlights Super Inday's artworks where she introduced them to persons deprived of liberty (PDL) in Iloilo City District Jail Female Dormitory in Iloilo City (ICDJFD) and Iloilo District Jail Female Dormitory (IDJFD), Pototan, Iloilo.

The artworks include doll making where she taught women inmates how to make dolls that entices fellow women who naturally love dolls as part of their art collection.

The Super Inday Exhibit itself is an offshoot of Palangga Prison Art; Triple Lockdown Showdown, which started as Freedom in Prison passion project and evolved into a restorative social enterprise showcasing the artworks produced with the said women artists.

During the Covid-19, the whole world experienced a sense of prison being locked down at home.

In other corners of the world, the quarantine means double or triple lockdown such as the case of women artists in Philippine prison.

Triple Lockdown Showdown Project brings together artists breaking barriers and walls of prison with participating artists/volunteers/facilitators/ experts from Iloilo to Manila, Cebu, Pangasinan, Cavite, Barcelona, Montreal, Toronto and New York.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the SAKDAG art exhibit plus wellness space provides a breathing space where men and women who are seemingly invisible, voiceless, powerless, and marginalized are involved in psycho-social caregiving through arts as a survival tool kit expressed in the stories of objects.

The launching program includes welcoming remarks given by NCF's President Mrs. Lyn B. Gamboa, followed by SAKDAG: Arts for Wellness Program overview given by SAKDAG's Program Head Ms. Venise Buenaflor, Super Inday Exhibit Overview given by the SAKDAG Curator and Consultant Ms. Rosa Zerrudo, and lastly, a message given by Dr. Rowena Banes.

The highlight of the program was the ribbon cutting with NCF President, Mrs. Lyn B. Gamboa, USLS College Dean, Dr. Rowena Banes, Provincial Administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz accompanied by TNM Executive Director Ms. Tanya P. Lopez and Exhibit Curator, Ms. Rosalie Zerrudo. An exclusive exhibit tour was given by the Curator herself, Ms. Rosalie Zerrudo afterward relaying the stories of the artists through their artworks.

The Sakdag “Super Inday” Exhibit + Wellness Space is brought to you by the Negros Museum, The Negros Cultural Foundation, Palangga Prison Art: Triple Lockdown Showdown, and Hallway Prison Art (Inday Dolls) In collaboration with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Region VI, Iloilo City District Jail Female Dormitory, Iloilo City, Iloilo District Jail Female Dormitory, Pototan, University of San Agustin, Iloilo with support from The Province of Negros Occidental and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.


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