The Lusaka Contemporary Art centre hosted Lesley Harries-Jones, a Canadian conceptual artist born in Zambia on February 10, 2023. Lesley discussed her project titled “Colour Bar- A Visual Journey from Africa to North America,” which explores the impact of colonialism, systematic racist policies, and the continuing forms of racism.

She uses collected archival information about slavery, colonial policies, and practices in Zambia, the USA, and Canada to create a visual narrative that visually illustrates the impact of inter-continental enslavement of African people today, utilizing print-making techniques and other mediums.

In attendance were Local Visual artists, Lesley also intends to create partnerships and art residency exchange programs between Zambia and Canada.