S’bonelo Luthuli

b. 1981, Durban.

S’bonelo Luthuli’s ceramic pots draw their content from religious, traditional and heritage practices and 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”.

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Education


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

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2014 - 2016: Song of the Soil, Durban Art Gallery, Durban; University of Cape Town Irma Stern Gallery, Cape Town; 6 Spin Street Restaurant and Gallery, Cape Town; Constitution Hill Woman’s Jail, Johannesburg.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2016: Beyond Binaries, International Convention Centre, Durban.
2014: Decorex Joburg, Gallagher Convention Centre Midrand, Johannesburg.
2014: Adelaide Tambo School Charity Auction, Strauss and Co. Summer Place, Johannesburg
2014: Decorex Durban, International Convention Centre, Durban.
2013: The Adelaide Collection Exhibition, Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg.
2013: 15th Durban Business Fair, International Convention Centre, Durban.
2013: Ceramics Southern Africa Regional, KwaZulu Natal Society of Art (KZNSA), Durban.
2013: ThereAfter, Steve Biko Gallery - Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2012: Corobrik National Ceramics Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
2012: Sasol New Signature Emerge, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
2012: Ceramics Southern Africa Regional, Art Space, Durban.
2011: Izikhwepha Zethu (Our Strength), Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2010: Ceramics Southern Africa National, Grande Provence, Western Cape.
2005: First Touch, BAT Centre, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2012: C3°1012: EARTH REVELATIONS. A Conversation in Clay, Amaridian Gallery, New York.

Awards


2013: Highly Commended Certificate, Ceramics Southern Africa Regional Exhibition, KwaZulu Natal Society of Art (KZNSA), Durban.
2012: Merit Award winner, Ceramics Southern Africa Regional Exhibition, Art Space, Durban.
2010: Premier Award winner, Ceramics Southern Africa National Exhibition, The Grande Provence Gallery, Western Cape.

Collections


Justice Albie Sachs.
Iziko South African National Gallery.
Gita Sahgal Private Collection.


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