b.1962, Smithville, Free State; d.2021
Eunice ‘Tshidi’ Sefako was one of a small number of Black South African women artists that emerged in South Africa during the 1980s. She was associated with the Community Arts Project (CAP) where she excelled in painting, printing and ceramic sculpture. Sefako taught art for many years, initially in townships under CAP’s Children’s Art Programme, and later on, for many years, to kids with intellectual disabilities.
1990: Course for Cultural Workers (setting up Community-based arts organisations), Community Arts Project (CAP), Cape Town.
Group Exhibitions (South Africa)
2012: Uncontained: Opening the Community Arts Project archive, ArtB, Belville, Cape Town; Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
Group Exhibitions (International)
2020: Mario Pissarra, "The Community Arts Project: legacies and limitations of an arts centre," Third Text Africa 12 (August 2020): 33–53.
2013: Mario Pissarra, "Uncontained? The constraints of ahistoricism in the ‘opening’ of the Community Arts Project archive at the Centre for Humanities Research," Third Text Africa 3, no. 1 (November, 2013): 56–85.
2012: Heidi Grunebaum and Emile Maurice (eds), Uncontained: Opening the Community Arts Project archive, (Cape Town: Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, 2012).
1989: Gavin Younge, Art of the South African Townships, (New York: Rizzoli, 1989)
Cultural Work & Employment
1995: ‘mural’ commission from CAPAB (later Artscape) to serve as a fire curtain for opera stage (with Trish de
Villers, Sophie Peters, Xolile Mtakatya, and Matshabalala Mkonto)
Set Painting, Artscape Theatre, Cape Town.
Art Teacher, Athlone School for the Blind, Cape Town.
Art teacher, Molenbeek Special Education School, Maitland, Cape Town.