Judy Seidman

b. Connecticut, USA, 1951. Lives in Johannesburg. 
Judy Ann Seidman’s art flows from the twinned beliefs that “culture is a weapon of struggle”, and that “the personal is political” – an approach to culture born in Africa’s liberation struggles. Her paintings, drawings and graphics explore personal and collective experience, emotion, belief and vision; speaking of and to people’s movements, from national liberation and worker struggles to feminism and HIV activism.

Education

1973  Master of Fine Arts (Painting), University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA
1971  Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA

Selected Exhibitions

2005  Na Cidade, Jazz, Luanda, Angola
1984  Botswana National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
1980  Pentonville Gallery, Islington, London, UK (with Pitika Ntuli)
1980  Institute of Education Gallery, University of London, London, UK (with Pitika Ntuli)
1976  Hemingway Art Gallery, New York, USA
1976  Botswana National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
1975  Exhibition of paintings and drawings, British Council, Lusaka, Zambia
1974  Exhibition of paintings and drawings, National Library, Lusaka, Zamiba
1973  MFA exhibition, University of Wisconsin Art Gallery, Wisconsin, USA

Workshops, Arts Facilitation & Policy

2016 - present  Facilitator, Feminist Women's Art Network, One in Nine campaign, South Africa
2008 - 2012  Facilitator, One in Nine advocacy media and Naledi Ya Meso art-making and gender workshops, CDP Trust, Johannesburg, South Africa
2007 - present  Facilitator, Khulumani Art Healing and Heritage Workshops, South Africa
1996 - 1997  Member; Curriculum 2005 Arts and Culture Learning Area Committee; Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology; South Africa
1996  Consultant, “Respect for Cultural Diversity” curriculum, SANDF civic education programme, South Africa
1995 - 1996  Member, Arts Education Policy Task Team, Gauteng Ministry of Education, South Africa
1994 - 1995  Sub-committee member, Visual Arts of National Education and Training Forum curriculum development, South Africa
1994 - 1995  Chairperson; Strategic Management Team; Gauteng Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts, Culture; South Africa
1993  Curriculum development, Dakawa Arts and Crafts school, Grahamstown, South Africa
1991 - 2001  Consultant, Curriculum Development Project for the Creative Arts, Johannesburg, South Africa
1988 - 1990  Cultural Studies curriculum development, Foundation for Education with Production, Botswana and Zimbabwe
1985 - 1989  Graphics editor and training supervisor, Mmegi wa Dikgang, Botswana
1978 - 1983  Teacher, Thokoza School, Mbabane, Swaziland
1978 - 1983  Teacher, Maru-a-Pula Secondary School, Gaborone, Botswana

Publications

2017  Drawn Lines, an autobiography of Judy Ann Seidman, Createspace, USA
2013  Justice, redress and restitution: Voices of the widows of the Marikana Massacre, Khulumani Support Group, Johannesburg
2011  Naledi Ya Meso Handbook, CDP Trust
2011  Art as Advocacy Handbook, CDP Trust
2010  One Woman, Sketches/diaries, letters/notes: Fragments from Anita Parkhurst Willcox, Createspace, USA
2007  Katorus Stories, SAHA, Johannesburg
2007  Red on Black , the story of the South African Poster Movement, STE, Johannesburg 
2005  Hlanganani Basebensi: A brief history of COSATU 
2005  Every worker a union member, COSATU Collective, Johannesburg
2002  My Comrade with AIDS is still my Comrade, COSATU Collective, Johannesburg
2001  The Social Protection handbook, COSATU Collective, Johannesburg
1993  Fighting AIDS, National Progressive Primary Health Care Network booklet
1991  Images of Defiance: Protest Posters from South Africa 1980 - 1990, Raven Press (Written together with Posterbook Collective)
1990  In Our Own Image, textbook for  secondary school level Cultural Studies, for Southern Africa, FEP, Gaborone, Botswana
1979  Bayezwa: Paintings and drawings of Southern Africa, South End Press, Boston, Ma., USA

Writing

2016  National liberation is necessarily an act of culture: Visual arts of the armed struggle in Southern Africa, paper given at Conference Politics of the Armed Struggle in Southern Africa
2013  Khulumani! Talking to the concept, structure and outcomes of Khulumani Support Group’s Art, Healing and Heritage Workshops, paper by Judy Seidman and Nomarussia Bonasa for Khulumani Support Group at Dance for Life conference
2010  The Art of National Liberation; Thami Mnyele and Medu Art Ensemble retrospective, Thami + Medu exhibition catelogue, JAG and Jacana Press
2010  Education for liberation, Chimurenga magazine
2006  Drawn Lines: Belief, Emotion, and Aesthetic in the South African Poster Movement in Phillippa Hobbs, ed. "Messages and Meaning: the MTN art collection", MTN, Johannesburg
2004  South African Art Historians, with Jillian Carman, paper on South African Poster Movement, Durban, South Africa
1997  Imagery and AIDS in South Africa, paper presented to Images and Empire conference in Yale University, Connecticut, USA
1992 - 1994  Africa South and East, Johannesburg
1986 - 1989  Medu Art Ensemble Newsletter, Gaborone, Botswana

Other

2006 - 2008  Curator, Poster Collection, South African History Archive, Johannesburg, South Africa
2004  Specialist advisor, Images of Defiance, MuseumAfrica, Johannesburg, South Africa
1995 - 1997  Executive member, Arts and Culture Alliance, Gauteng, South Africa
1994 - 1995  Executive member, Arts Educators Association, Gauteng, South Africa
1981 - 1985  Member, Medu Art Ensemble, Gaborone, Botswana

Collections

Botswana National Museum and Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
Mayibuye Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
MTN collection, Johannesburg, South Africa
Museum of Revolutionary Art, Leningrad, Soviet Union
Museum of Modern Art, New York
South African History Archive, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nkoali Nawa

b. 1965, Goldfields, South Africa. Lives in Gugulethu, Cape Town

Nkoali Nawa started out as a gold miner before turning to art and obtaining a diploma and degree in fine art from Technikon Free State. His work depicts the daily struggles of impoverished South African communities and the harsh working conditions of miners.

Art Education

1998-2001 National Diploma (Fine Arts) and B. Tech., Technikon Free State, Bloemfontein
1996–2003 Lectured and taught art throughout South Africa

Exhibitions

2008 Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town
2007 Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
2006 L’atelier (Main Renault Show Room), Champs Elysees, Paris, France
2006 Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
2004 Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg
2004 Fortis Circus Theater, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
2003 The Brett Kabbel Art Awards, Cape Town International Convention Centre
2003 Association for Visual Arts (member's exhibition), Cape Town
2003 SA National Gallery Annex, Cape Town
2002 South African International Trade Exhibition, Johannesburg
2002 Greatmore Studios, Cape Town
2002 The Fort, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg
2002 Outdoor gallery (Billboard), Johannesburg
2002 Fordsburg artists studios, Johannesburg
2001 DC art gallery, Cape Town
2001 Spaza art gallery, Johannesburg
1998 Annual student art exhibition, Central university of technology, Bloemfontein
1995 Annual student art exhibition, Central university of technology, Bloemfontein

Artist Residency

2002 Visiting artist at the Bag Factory, Johannesburg, & Greatmore Art Studios, Cape Town

Awards

2003 National Finalist, The Brett Kebble Awards, Cape Town.

Commissions

Mineworker Development Agency mural
The National Union of Mineworkers mural
Coca-Cola South Africa mural
Human Rights Media Centre bookcover
Keels Publisher book illustration
Labour Research Service annual report cover
Ditikini Investment Company annual report cover
Artworks for Community House

Mpumelelo Melane

b. New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 1962.

Education


1990 Training Art Course for cultural workers, Community Arts Project, Cape Town
1988 Joined Imvaba
Fine Arts, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth (incomplete)

Selected Exhibitions


1992 Visual Arts Group travelling exhibition, Centre for African Studies, UCT, Cape Town
1992 Grahamstown Arts Festival, Grahamstown
1990 Touring exhibition, UK and Denmark

Other


2003 - 2005 Art Facilitator, Siyaya Centre for Young Arts
1990 Delegate, Zabalaza Festival, London [Created mural at the Institute of Contemporary Arts with other SA delegates (among them Thami Jali, Sophie Peters, Louise Almon, Helen Sebidi)]

Links

Thami Jali

b. Lamontville, Durban, South Africa, 1955.

Thami Jali is a painter and ceramicist. As an alumni of the Rorke’s Drift Art & Craft Centre he helped re-establish the ceramic studio when the centre re-opened in 2004. He is a multi-faceted artist whose art is at once forbidding and optimistic, giving voice to the man on the street and celebrating the diversity of South African cultures and languages.


Art education


1983-84 Ceramics, Natal Technikon, KwaZulu-Natal
1981-82 Rorke's Drift Art & Craft Centre, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Selected Exhibitions


2014 Restless Spirt, solo exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
2014 Retroactive, KZNSA, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
2011 Three Parts More Harmony, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
2011 Amandla, Menzi Mchunu & Democratic Gallery, BAT Centre, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
2010 Amandla, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
2009 A Known Heritage,  Kizo Art Gallery at Gateway, Umhlanga,  Kwa-zulu Natal
2007 Transformation, solo exhibition, Menzi Mchunu Gallery, BAT Centre, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
2004 InniBos Kunstefees, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
1998 Ungqofo Ulalele, solo exhibition, Menzi Mchunu Gallery, BAT Centre, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
1997 New Dehli Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, India
1995 Africus Johannesburg Biennale ’95, Johannesburg
1995 38 Essex Road, NSA Gallery, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
1994 National Arts Trust Exhibition, BAT Centre, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
1993 ART OMI, International Artists Workshop, New York, USA
1991 & 1992 Thupelo Workshop Exhibition, Fuba Gallery, Johannesburg
1990 Vulamehlo – Open Eye,  Durban Art Gallery, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
1990 Art from South African Townships, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London, England
1989 Five Friends, NSA Gallery, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal (Paul Sibisi, Mpolokeng Ramphomane, Sifiso kaMkame, Gordon Gabashane and Thami Jali)
1989 Objects of Utility, Fuba Gallery, Johannesburg
1988 Friends of Freedom, Fuba Gallery, Johannesburg
1983 Art Communication, Indingilizi Gallery, Mbabane, Swaziland
1980 - 1982 Festival of African Art, University of Zululand, Richards Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Workshops & Residencies


1997 Artist in Residence, Edgewood College, Wisconsin, USA
1990 Zabalaza Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

Awards


1982 First Prize in Sculpture, Festival of African Arts, University of Zululand, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Other


2017 Judge, PPC Imaginarium Awards
2004 Re-established the ceramics studio, Rorke's Drift Art & Craft Centre, Kwa-Zulu Natal
2000 Ceramic tile project, Matsulu Art Centre, Mpumalanga 
1991 Trustee, Community Mural Projects, Cultural Trust, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
1987 Taught pottery and sculpture, Mofolo Art Centre, Soweto, Johannesburg
1983-84 Founder of Art Communications, Natal Technikon, KwaZulu-Natal

Public collections


Campbell Collections, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Durban Art Gallery
South African National Gallery
Tatham Art Gallery
The Constitutional Court
University of Zululand

Zamani Makhanya

b. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 1959

Zamani Romeo Makhanya is an artist and educator. He studied fine art at the University of Fort Hare before embarking on a teaching career at the Ntuzuma College of Education. Makhanya’s works give poetic form to ideas that relate to African culture, spirituality and aesthetics.

 

Sophie Perryer, 10 years, 100 artists – Art in a Democratic South Africa, (Bell Roberts, Cape Town, 2004), 218-221

 

  Hayden Proud, ReVisions: Expanding the Narrative of South African Art, (UNISA Press Pretoria, 2006), 328-329

 

Art education

1985 Honours degree in Fine Art and Higher diploma in Education, University of Fort Hare, Alice

Selected Exhibitions

2017 Sea Level, group exhibition, Artspace Durban
2017 Rainbow Exhibition, Duotone Gallery, Cape Town
2015 Duotone, group exhibiton, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town
2013 Inkunzi Emanxeba: The legacy continues…, group Exhibition, Durban Art Gallry, Durban
2011 “DON’T/PANIC", group exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2005 The 5 M's Exhibition, group exhibition, The African Art Centre, Durban
2004 Ties That Bind, group exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2004 Ibuya, solo exhibition, Maison De L’Outre-Mer, Nantes, France
2004 Solo Exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Morningside
2003 Thwasa, 3rd Eye Vision collective, NSA Gallery, Durban
2003 The unfolding spirit, solo exhibition, African Art Centre, Durban 
2002 Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
2001 Untold tales of magic: Abelumbi, group exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2001 Masked/Unmasked, group exhibition, 37 Craft Avenue, Durban

Workshops & Residencies


2006 Thupelo Regional Workshop,  Durban Cultural and Documentation Centre, Durban

Other

2018 Judge, 2018 KZNSA Members' Exhibition
1986 - 1999 Taught art, Ntuzuma College of Education, KwaZulu Natal

Links

Kristin NG-Yang

b. 1970 Shandong, China. Lives in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Kristin NG Yang draws on her dual Chinese and South African identity to reflect on questions of migration, nature, agency and identity.

Art Education

Studying for a PhD degree at University of KwaZulu- Natal
2003 Master of Fine Art, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts (majoring in oil paint painting), Beijing, China

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Perceptions & Prejudices, The Other Room, Durban
2016 Bird/Fish Solo Exhibition, Noeli Galley, Shanghai, China
2016 Bird/Fish Solo Exhibition,National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
2016 Bird/Fish Solo Exhibition, Durban Art Gallery & Rivertown Contemporary, Durban
2015 Kristin’s Solo Exhibition, Tamasa Gallery, Durban
2014 Diary in South Africa, Noeli Galley, Shanghai, China
2013 Living in South Africa, Noeli Galley, Shanghai, China
2012 Interpretation, Alliance Francaise, Durban
2008 Art works by Kristin Hua Yang, Fogolino Art Gallery, Trento, Italy
2008 Art works by Kristin Hua Yang, Cassa Rurale di Pergine, Pergine, Italy
2007 Nordic Forest, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2004 Submerged Mindscape, Tamasa Gallery, Durban
2003 MAFA exhibition, Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
2001 Drawing and oil paintings, Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg

Group exhibitions


2017 Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg
2017 Bird/Fish studio I (with Rory Klopper), Bird/Fish studio, Beijing, China
2016 Zhishang - Kongjian, Bird Nest Art Center, Beijing, China
2016 Zhishang - Wanwei, Ban Space, Shanghai, China
2016 Zhishang - Zhishang, National Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
2015 Zhongshan Art Fair, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
2015 Female Art Exhibition, Naked Eye Gallery, Beijing, China
2014 LiRenWeiMei, ShangShang Art Gallery, Beijing, China
2014 Chufu, Yixing Art Space, Beijing, China
2014 ChongGouYiXiang 1, Yi Space, Beijing, China
2014 Exhale, Art Space Durban
2013 Sound From Africa, East Gallery, Guanlan, China
2013 The 2nd Chinese Young Artist selected Prints Exhibition, 798 Art Zone, Beijing & Qingdao art Gallery, Shenzhen, China
2013 What Lies Beneath, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2013 Consider China, Art Space Durban, South Africa.
2013 Chun Guang Za Xian, Yi Gallery, Beijing, China.
2012 Across the parallel lines (with Diane Victor), East Galley, Guanlan, China
2012 Lady of the Forest, Inky cuttlefish Studio, London, UK
2012 Art on Paper, Nairobi National Museum, Kenya
2011 Emerging Artist from South Africa, Pangyongjie Studio, Beijing, China
2010 10 Years, 10 Artists, Tamasa Gallery, Durban
2010 Art exhibition, St Paul secondary school, London, U.K.
2010 Red Eye, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2010 Woman's Day, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2010 Jabulisa 2001, Tatham Art Gallery, Travelled to Durban, Margate, Empangeni, Eshowe Museum and Newcastle
2009 Cultural Landscapes, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg
2008 CVA exhibition of staff and graduate students, Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
2008 Annual members exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2007 Pure and Simple, duet exhibition at ArtSpace, Durban
2007 Intel Exhibition of Art Works, Johannesburg and Cape Town
2007 Woman's Day, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2007 A4 from Durban, ArtSpace Berlin, Germany
2007 Annual members exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2006 Renault Artists: Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg; Renault exhibition hall, Port Elizabeth & Renault exhibition hall, Paris, France

Scholarships


2002 Top 45 Postgraduate Student Scholarship, University of KwaZulu-Natal
2001-2003 & 2010-2012 Rita Strong Scholarship

Wonder Buhle

b.  Kwa-Ngcolosi, KwaZulu-Natal, 1989

Wonder Buhle is a mixed-media artist whose work deals with family dynamics and the stereotypes associated with men in South Africa.

Education


2011 Advanced apprenticeship training, Durban University of Technology
2011 Velobala Mentorship Programme, Durban University of Technology
2011 Taught drawing and painting, BAT centre, Durban
2010 Visual Arts Residency Program, BAT Centre, Durban

Group Exhibitions


2017 Looking After Freedom, Michealis gallery, Cape Town
2017 FNB, Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg
2016 Bremer Burgerschaft, Bremen Parliament, Germany
2016 Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg
2015 Members exhibition, KZNSA, Durban
2015 Blowing in the wind, KZNSA, Durban
2015 Joburg Art Fair Fringe, Johannesburg
2015 Henry George gallery, Johannesburg
2014 50 shades of Grey, Art Eye Gallery, Johannesburg
2014 Young Blood Gallery, Cape Town
2014 African Art Centre, Durban
2014 AWE, KZNSA, Durban
2013 Misconception, Durban University of Technology
2013 Art Eye Gallery, Johannesburg
2013 Margate Art museum, Margate
2013 African Art Centre, Durban
2012 Velobala exhibition, Durban University of Technology
2012 ABSA L’atelier competition, Art Space Gallery, Durban
2012 Städtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany
2011 Don't Panic, Durban Art Gallery
2011 Velobala exhibition, African Art Centre, Durban
2011 Who am I, BAT Centre, Durban
2011 Izikhwephazethu, Durban Art Gallery
2010 Student exhibition, BAT Centre, Durban

Public Art Projects


2014 Mural at Colgate and Palmolive, kan land, Durban
2012 Mural at Lindelani primary school, Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal
2011 Mural for Inqolo Noseyili exhibition (by artist Zoro Xaba), Durban
2011 Mural for Renewing BAT Centre, Durban
2011 Mural for Don't Panic exhibition, behind English Market, Durban
2010 Mosaic at Sakhithemba Centre, Ilovu, KwaZulu-Natal

Workshops


2012 VANSA Art workshop, Collective Studios (residency abroad discourse)
2012 Don’t Panic facilitated by Gabi Ngcobo, Zamani Makhanye & Sfiso Ka-Mkame, Durban Art Gallery
2011 Sculpture workshop with Danielle Ncube, BAT Centre, Durban
2011 Art workshop (Tribute to Ernest Mancoba) curated by Lionel Davis, Durban Art Gallery
2011 Art workshop exploring Contemporary art, Edel Studio, Bremen, Germany

Commissions and Collections


Nandos commission
Colgate commission
Durban Art Gallery
Art Eye Gallery Johannesburg
Department of Arts and Culture
Private collection, Austria
Private collection, Switzerland
Private collection, USA

Sfiso Ka-Mkame

b. 1963 Clermont, Durban.

Sfiso Ka-Mkame first made his mark as an artist in the 1980s with his vivid evocations of the turbulence of the time. Sfiso continues to chronicle his environment, frequently tackling issues concerning women and violence. He works mostly with oil pastels, producing powerful images marked by expressive use of colour, gritty texture, and a rich delight in pattern.

Hayden Proud, ReVisions: Expanding the Narrative of South African Art, (UNISA Press Pretoria, 2006), 246 – 249

 


 
Mario Pissarra, Visual Century: South African Art in Context 1907-2007 (Vol. 3, 1973-1992), (Wits University Press, Johannesburg, 2011), 85, 88

 

Education and Training


1991 Aids in Canada workshop – posters for Southern Africa Education Trust Fund
1987 Clermont Arts Society – founder member
1986 Student teacher in Printmaking, Community Arts Workshop, Durban
1983 Art classes, Little Abbey Theatre, Durban
1982 Printmaking, Abangani Open School, Durban
1979 Handicrafts and drawing, Mtwalume, High school

Solo Exhibitions


2004 The African Art Centre, Durban
2003 AVA, Cape Town
2002 The African Art Centre, Durban
2000 The African Art Centre, Durban
1996 Me and My Conscience, BAT centre, Durban

International Group Exhibitions


2007 African Millennium Foundation B.A.D. 100% Zulu, gallery@oxo, London, U.K.
1997 Lifetimes: Kunst aus dem sudlichen Afrika, Out of Africa festival, Munich, Germany
1996 Common and Uncommon Ground, South African Art to Atlanta, U.S.A.
1995 Rise with the Sun, Winnipeg, Canada
1993 Icroci del Sud: Affinities-Contemporary South African Art, Venice Biennale
1990 Art from South Africa, MOMA, Oxford and other venues, U.K.

Local Group Exhibitions


2016 Beyond Binaries, Essence Festival, International Convention Centre, Durban; and Durban Art Gallery
2007 Exhibition of works of artists appearing in the book ‘Revisions’, African Art Centre, Durban
2006 Renault selected artist
2004 Exhibition of oil pastels, African Art Centre, Durban
2004 Ties that Bind, The Durban Art Gallery
2003 Veterans of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Art Gallery
2002 Untold Tales of Magic – Abelumbi, Durban Art Gallery
2001 Fundraising exhibition, Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town
1999 Exhbition with with Percy Konqobe, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1999 Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn
1999 Emergence, Durban Art Gallery; Standard Bank National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
1990 Faith and Trust, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1990 Thupelo group show, FUBA Gallery, Johannesburg
1988 The Neglected Tradition, Johannesburg Art Gallery
1988 Three-person exhibition, Grassroots Gallery, Westville, KwaZulu-Natal
1987 Clermont Art Society group exhibition, Clermont Hall, Clermont, Durban
1987 Paul Mikula and Associates, Durban
1987 African Arts Festival, University of Zululand, Kwadlangezwa, KwaZulu-Natal
1986 Community Arts Workshop group exhibition, Café Génévè, Durban
1986 Artists Against Conscription, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban

Awards


1987 UZ African Arts festival first prize for drawing

Collections


Johannesburg Art Gallery
The Campbell Collections of the University of Natal, Durban
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
University of Zululand
Durban Art Gallery
S.A.N.G. Cape Town
Quest International
Mobil Oil Collection
SASOL Art Collection
The Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle, KZN
Cape Provincial Library
Wits University Art Gallery
UNISA Art Collection

Links

Mthobisi Maphumulo

b. Imfume, Durban, South Africa, 1988.

Mthobisi Maphumulo is a multimedia artist based in Durban. His work in oil pastels and mono print is a critique on the social construction of society with particular interest in notion of class and the contemporary effects of colonial history. He is the founder of Amasosha Art Movement, a collective of young artists based in the city.

Art Education


2015  The business of Art Certificate, Curate.A.Space, Durban, Sout Africa
2013  Printmaking Workshop, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2012  Mural certificate, Bremen, Germany
2010  Visual Art Certificate, BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa
2011  Velobala weekend art classes Certificate, African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa

Selected  Exhibitions


2019  Faces of Freedom, solo exhibition, The Office, Morningside, South Africa
2016  Essence Festival, ICC, Durban, South Africa
2016  New ideas about Bill of Rights, African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa
2016  Invisible, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2015  Lessons, Nedbank, Durban, South Africa
2015  Joburg fringe, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015  After Winter, Henry George gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015  Fresh produced, Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015  Digital art, BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa
2015  Blowing Minds, University of the Free State gallery, Bloemfontein, South Africa
2015  Blowing Minds, KZNSA gallery, Durban, South Africa
2015  Transformation, Incubation, Activation, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2014  Reflection, BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa
2014  Ababhemu, 8 Morrison Street, Durban, South Africa
2014  Hilton Art Festival, Durban, South Africa
2014  Ababhemu, Grahamstown Art Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa
2014  Bobathathu June 16 exhibition, Sushi Corner, Durban, South Africa
2014  Awe, What you say about what?, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2014  Twenty/20 - A clear vision, Growing the Mandela Legacy, Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
2014  Emergining Eyes, African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa
2013  The Collective art gallery, Durban, South Africa
2013  Wushwini Art and Culture Heritage Centre, Durban, South Africa
2012  Contemporal Voices, African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa
2011  Izikhwepha Zethu, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2011  Don’t Panic, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2010  BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa

Amasosha collective exhibitions


2016  Messages from the Soul, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2016  Creative pot, Umlazi community hall, Durban, South Africa
2016  Hope in the struggle, Amini Florida, Durban, South Africa
2015  Siyaya, Greedy Buddha, Umhlanga, South Africa
2015  Eye Candy, Hilton Art Festival, Durban, South Africa
2015  Umhlabelo, Atelier Shop 2, Durban, South Africa
2015  Umhlabelo, BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa

Public Art Projects


2010  Mosaic at Sakhithemba Centre, Illovo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2011  Mural of Inqola noseyili photography exhibition by Zoro Xaba, Durban, South Africa
2011  Renewing BAT Centre Mural, Durban, South Africa
2011  Waterfall Mural, Victoria Market bridge, Don’t panic exhibition, curated by Gabi Ngcobo, Durban, South Africa
2012  Facilitator in Wushwini Art and Culture Heritage, Art in school Project, Durban, South Africa
2012  Mural in Concordia-Tunnel, Bremen, Germany

Collections


Nandos
Amazwi contemporal Art
Leiterin der stadtischen Galerie 
Durban Art Gallery
Bertha Foundation

Awards/Prizes


2015 Most promising artist at KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

Patricia de Villiers

b 1950, Cape Town

Patricia de Villiers is an artist, illustrator and designer. She has been active as a cultural worker since the early 1970s contributing to various community organisations including the Community Arts Project in the 1980s.

Born nearly 66 years ago in Cape Town of an Afrikaans father and an English mother.

Schooled in numerous places and received an education (of a sort) in fine art at what was then the Johannesburg College of Art, primarily dedicated to the production of ‘commercial artists’, teachers and, above all, industrial designers.

Fled the miseries and artificialities of apartheid in the early 1970’s to study and then practice stage design in London. Drawn by Marxism and Feminism I joined a touring theatre company that made plays ‘with and about’ the trade union movement and drew its inspirational roots from Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weil as well as the folk tradition of the broadside ballad.

Post 1976, I resolved to return to South Africa, and decided that my most practical contribution to the anti-apartheid struggle was to become a printer. I then learnt the trade (with limited success) at a Cooperative Press where I learned in particular to throw large reams of paper up the stairs. I was also schooled in the politics of the ANC but was finally (I thought shamingly) advised that I was ‘probably most suited to cultural work’.

I returned to Cape Town in the early eighties and soon discovered that the local printing trade did not accommodate white female offset litho machine operators. However, after a period back in theatre with the People’s Space, I was introduced to the Community Arts Project at a serendipitous moment  – just after the Gaborone Arts Festival when the assembled artists poets and performers were buzzing with excitement and resolve.

Joined and remained for 10 years with the Silkscreen Workshop aka Poster Workshop aka Media Project. After a quiet beginning, with the launch of the UDF and thereafter until the end of the decade, the workshop became a production line for hand-printed posters, banners and T-shirts, enthusiastically, if somewhat wildly, produced by youth groups, civics and community organisations of various affiliations. Our efforts to move with the times and become a training centre rather than a ‘service organisation’ never quite took off – the prescience of IBM in showering computers across the liberation movement meant that our methodologies and love of the silkscreen took on a quaint and nostalgic aspect.

After the birth of my daughter (in the nick of time, given my age) I turned to illustration, poster making and cartoon strips for both adults and children. This enjoyable, poorly paid, and, at times, lonely and apparently irrelevant, occupation was followed by an opportunity to work in the newly designed provincial health department. Here I spent 15 years striving to fit my rough round peg into the infinitely square, finely chiseled and intellectually challenging hole that is the health sector.

These days I am busy oiling my rusty artistic cogs with a view to doing, full-time, what I think I do best and certainly love the most – drawing, painting and making things with my hands.

Education


1990 Advanced Diploma in Adult Education (Distinction)
Centre for Adult & Continuing Education (CASE), University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
1981 Certificate in Reprographics (day-release), London College of Printing, London, United Kingdom.
1973 Theatre & Costume Design (certificated, I year course), Sadler’s Wells Design School, London.
1972 National Diploma in Fine Arts (Distinction), Johannesburg School of Art, South Africa.

Career


1997-2012 Deputy Director: Health Promotion, Western Cape Health Department.
1989-1997 Various projects with Community Arts Project
Posters, illustrations to support the ANC electoral campaign (voluntary)
1982–1989 Founder member and later Project Coordinator of Community Arts Project (CAP) Poster Workshop, later the CAP Media Project.
Stage Management & costume design for People’s Space Theatre until 1983.
1971–1981 Resident designer, co-writer/producer with Broadside, a national touring workers’ theatre company, London.
Lithographic printer, Spiderweb Print Cooperative, London.
Free-lance stage and costume designer in London, Birmingham and Bristol, UK.

Published Works


1989-1997 Cartoon booklets and other materials for adults for CRIC, Grassroots Educare. ELRU, Juta, Maskew Miller Longman, Catholic Welfare Department.
Series of cartoon strips and information booklets for the Constutional Assembly
Thirteen fully-illustrated children’s books and numerous contributing illustrations and posters for Juta, Maskew Miller Longman, OUP, Heinemann, Kagiso