The ABANTU beMENDI project comprised of a range of artworks in different media, as well as photographs, interactive audiovisual material, instalations, performances and archives. The project commemorates in 2017 the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi that occurred on 21 February 1917, paying tribute through the academy and the arts to the South African Native Labour Contingent and particularly to the soldiers on the Mendi who died en route to serve South Africa and the British war effort during the First World War.

Photographs © Paul Weinberg