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S’bonelo Luthuli

b. Durban, 1981

S’bonelo Luthuli’s ceramic pots draw their content from religious, political, traditional practices and heritage customs. The textured details, which are worked into the pots, are related to to the way “ancestors are recognized in ritualistic incisions and marks of identity in their body”.


2011-2012 Durban University of Technology (2nd year reached), Durban, KwaZulu Natal

Exhibitions (Solo)

2016 Song of the Soil, Constitution Hill Woman’s Jail, Johannesburg
2015 Song of the Soil, 6 Spin Street Restaurant, Cape Town
2015 Song of the Soil, UCT Irma Stern, Cecil Road, Rosebank, Cape Town
2014 Song of the Soil, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, KwaZulu Natal

Exhibitions (Group)

2016 Beyond Binaries, ICC, Durban
2014 Decorex Joburg , Gallagher Convention Centre Midrand, Johannesburg
2014 Adelaide Tambo School Charity Auction, Strauss and Co. Summer Place, Johannesburg
2014 Decorex Durban, ICC, Durban
2013 The Adelaide Collection Exhibition, Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg
2013 15th Durban Business Fair, ICC, Durban
2013 Ceramics Southern Africa Regional, KZNSA, Durban
2013 ThereAfter, Durban University of Technology, , Steve Biko Gallery, Durban
2012 C3°1012: EARTH REVELATIONS. A Conversation in Clay, Amaridian Gallery, New York, USA
2012 Corobrik National Ceramics Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum
2012 Sasol New Signature Emerge, Pretoria Art Museum
2012 Ceramics Southern Africa Regional, Art Space, Durban
2011 Izikhwepha Zethu (Our Strength), Durban Art Gallery
2010 Ceramics Southern Africa National, Grande Provence, Western Cape
2005 First Touch Group Exhibition, Bat Centre, Durban


2013 Highly Commended Certificate at the Ceramics Southern Africa, Regional Exhibition held at KZNSA in Durban
2012 Merit Award at the Ceramics Southern Africa, Regional Exhibition held at Art Space Durban
2010 Premier Award winner at the Ceramics Southern Africa, 2010 National Exhibition held at The Gallery at Grande Provence (Western Cape Region)


Justice Albie Sachs
Iziko Museum of South Africa, National Gallery
Gita Sahgal private collection