Judy Jordan

b.1950, Harare, Zimbabwe; lives in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Judy Jordan paints images of the land, often scarred by human activity such as mining, pollution, and wars. Conversely, she is inspired by the generative qualities of nature, as symbolic of life, nourishment, renewal, and transformation. Jordan was the first curator of the Carnegie Museum, Newcastle, a position she held for many years. She has also been active as an art teacher as well as in cultural tourism, craft development and job creation programmes in KZN.


1997: Honours History of Art (cum laude)

1984: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Solo exhibitions

2015: Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle, South Africa.

1990: Karren McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (opened by Dr Marion Arnold).

1985: Café Geneve, Durban, South Africa (opened by Andries Botha).

Group exhibitions

2010: Jabulisa 2010, The Art & Craft of KwaZulu-Natal, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

2009: Contemporary Reflections: New Art from Old, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

2006: Jabulisa 2006, Natal Arts Trust, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

1998: (With Brendon Bell), Bayside Gallery, Durban and Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg (opened by Andrew Verster).

1996: Jabulisa The Art of KwaZulu Natal, Natal Arts Trust, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

1995: Artists invite Artists Exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, South Africa.

1995: Women’s Image of Men, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.

1993: (With Janet Purcell), NSA Gallery, Durban (opened by Prof. Terry King).

1993: Momentum Life Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa.

1992: Flowers and Things Exhibition, NSA Gallery, Durban.

1992: Natal Route Exhibition, Lorna Ferguson Gallery, Johannesburg.

1991: Biennale 4, Natal Arts Trust.

1989: Natal Arts Trust Exhibition – Merit Award.

1988: Human Rights 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

1988: (With Lola Frost), NSA Gallery, Durban (opened by Prof. Terry King).

1987: Natal Arts Trust Exhibition.

1987: Contemporary landscape Exhibition, NSA Gallery Durban; and Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

1986: Paper Exhibition, NSA Gallery, Durban.


1991-2015: First Curator of Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle, South Africa. Expanded the Municipal art collection from 20 to 380 pieces. Established various art museum policies and established a Board of Trustees. Fundraised for collection, workshops and outreach programmes. Motivated and raised funds for extensions to the existing Gallery. Funds utilized for architectural drawings of a new Art Gallery building. Co-ordinated and curated numerous temporary exhibitions and community events.

2000-2002: Craft mentorship programme with Embocraft.

1985-1991: Private Art School & taught Matric syllabus to St Dominics’ pupils.

1981-1985: Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, Accountant.

1975-1981: National Museums & Monuments Council – Secretary & Research Assistant.

1972-1975: Financial Assistant, UDC.

1969-1972: Working holiday in Europe.


1986 – present: Board Member of Natal Arts Trust.

2000 – 2015: Member of Amajuba Tourism Forum.

1996 – 1999:  Member of National Arts Council.

1986 – 1991: Member Arts Council.

1983 – 1987: Chairperson of Newcastle Art Society.


Durban Art Gallery.

Empangeni Art & Cultural Museum.

KwaZulu Natal Provincial Administration.

KwaZulu Natal Museum services.

Margate Art Museum.

Museum de Stadshof, Zwolle, Netherlands.

Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle.

Other activities

Organised and coordinated more than 60 workshops for unemployed people.

Initiated “Isiphethu” an empowerment group of women who today sell work nationally and internationally.

Represented local craft at two International Trade Fairs at the invitation of Dept. Trade & Industry.

Co-ordinated and curated numerous temporary exhibitions and community events.

Researched and initiated local township cultural tours.

Developed teachers’ workshops to assist with the Art & Culture curriculum.

Presented papers at various SAMA regional conferences.





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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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)]


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


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


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

Michael Barry

b. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 1954.
Michael Barry is an artist and educator. He studied fine art at the University of Cape Town and is currently pursuing a PHD at Nelson Mandela University where he heads up the Department of Arts and Culture. Barry was an active member of the Imvaba Arts Association. He continues to be involved in numerous cultural development projects around Port Elizabeth. 

Art Education

1981 Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town
1985 Higher Degree in Education, University of Cape Town, Cape Town
2012 Masters, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth

Selected Exhibitions

2017 Just Painting, group exhibition, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth
2016 #TheVoices, group exhibition, National Arts Festival, Albany Museum, Grahamstown
2015 Art State, group exhibition, Gallery NOKO, Port Elizabeth
2014 Redefinition of the status quo – collector’s edition, group exhibition, Gallery NOKO, Port Elizabeth
2013 Collective 2013, artSPACE Gallery, Durban
2012 A4 Ideas, group exhibition, Boomtown, Port Elizabeth
1981 Young South African Photographers, South African National Gallery, Cape Town

Public Commissions

Route 67, Nelson Mandela Bay Arts Journey, Port Elizabeth
2013 Kite boy and Skipping girlsHelenvale Urban Renewal Programme, Thusong centre, Port Elizabeth
The Sunday Times 100 year celebration public art work, Queenstown


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


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


Krishna Luchoomun

b. 1962, Mauritius.

Krishna Luchoomun is an artist, art lecturer and organiser from Mauritius. He is the co-founder of pARTage, an artist led art organisation working for the promotion of contemporary art in Mauritius.


Because of its colonial past, Mauritius is an island where different cultural groups pretend to live together. Since my early childhood, I have been exposed to different customs and traditions and this has helped shape my awareness of the world, of what it means to be human and of the innate need that most of us have to connect – physically, emotionally and spiritually – with other human beings and with the natural world. This sensitivity is at the heart of my practice. I use clothing not only as a basic material, but essentially as a means of artistic expression to revisit both slavery and indentureship to explore issues pertaining to Identity, multiculturalism and nationhood. And linking these to the reality of today’s world in relation to life, culture, economy and politics of Mauritian society.

Art Education

Currently Senior Lecturer at M.G.I. School of Fine Arts
1990 M.A. in fine arts, Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, former USSR
Part-time lecturer, Visual Arts Department, Mauritius Institute of Education
Part-time lecturer, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mauritius
Part-time lecturer, IVTB School of design, Mauritius

Solo Exhibitions

2015 My Soviet years, French Cultural centre, Mauritius
2010 Doors, Imaaya gallery, Mauritius
2006 KULER RUZ&lt, gallery, Mauritius
2004 Charles Gounod Gallery, Reunion
2000 Plantage Dookland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 Alliance Française, Mauritius
1991 Eureka House, Mauritius
1990 House of Friendship, Leningrad, Russia

Group Exhibitions

2017 pARTage International Artists Workshop, French Cultural centre
2017 Artistes des Iles de L`ocean Indien, La Region, Reunion
2017 Third Dot, Long Beach Hotel, Mauritius
2017 PORLWI by Nature, Mauritius
2017 Geumgang Nature Art Center, South Korea
2016 Mother Earth, Father Sky, Tsukuba Art Centre, Japan
2016 Borderline, Granary, Mauritius
2016 WE- Architecture, Korean Cultural centre Delhi, India
2016 METAFORM; Rogers House, Mauritius
2016 PORLWI by People, Mauritius
2015 First Mauritius Pavilion 56th Venice Biennale, Italy
2014 ARTchipelago, IFM, Mauritius
2013 IKARU, Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa
2013 Offline, Portugal
2012 Thupelo, Johannesburg, South Africa
2012 Triangle 30 years, New York, USA
2011 CBK Zuidoost gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 International workshop, AIFACS, India
2009 SADC meeting, Botswana
2008 Beijing 3rd Biennale, China
2007 insulART international exhibition, MGI, Mauritius
2006 Open Studios, Gasworks, London, UK
2006 Britto, Bangladesh
2005 2nd Biennale Beijing, China
2005 2nd East African Biennale, Tanzania
2004 pARTage International Artists Workshop, Mauritius
2003 Staedlijk Museum of Zwolle, The Netherlands
2003 Nicole Chabot and Krishna, Alliance Francaise, Mauritius
2003 Abiko Open Air exhibition, Abiko, Japan
2003 Latitude 2003, Municipality of Paris, France
2003 Karte postale, St Pierre, Reunion
2003 Modern Arts Museum, Windhoek, Namibia
2002 1st Triennial, Mauritius
2001 Slip Way Art Gallery, Dar-Es-Salam, Tanzania
1999 International artists` workshop, Nida, Lithuania
1999 World Print Triennial, Chamalieres, France
1999 MOBAA Millenium exhibition, Mauritius
1999 Escale International Exhibition, Eureka, Mauritius
1999 MOBBA Sequences, Le Caudan, Mauritius
1999 African contemporary Art, Beijing, China
1997 9th Triennial, India
1995 Africus, Johannesburg Biennial, South Africa
1995 Uecker Class, Dusseldorf, Germany
1994 World Prints Triennial, Chamalieres, France
1994 Werkhof gallery, Germany
1993 Bothnia Seascape, Oulu, Finland
1993 Salon d’Automne, Paris, France
1992 Biennial of Seychelles

Residencies & Workshops

1993 Seascape Symposium, Finland
1995 Uecker Workshop, Dusseldorf, Germany
1995 International Creole Festival, Reunion
1997 Gandhi Residential Artists Workshop, India
1998 Printmaking Workshop with H. Di. Rosa, French Cultural Centre
1999 Residential Workshop, Nida, Lithuania
2000 Printmaking Workshop, Reunion
2000 SADC Art and Crafts workshop, Namibia
2001 Thami Mnyele, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001 Raffiki International Artists` workshop, Tanzania
2003 Abiko Residential workshop, Japan
2004 pARTage Residential workshop, Mauritius
2005 2nd Beijing Biennale workshop, China
2006 Two Months residency at Gas works studios, London
2007 insulART workshop, Mauritius
2007 ESCALE 10 years later, Mauritius
2008 Britto international workshop, Bangladesh
2008 Beijing Biennale, China
2009 Indian diaspora workshop, Mauritius

Art Positions Held

2017 Head of International Jury, Seychelles Biennale
2016 International Jury Barclays, L`Atelier, Johannesburg
2011 International Jury Video Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2003 Co-founder of pARTage (association of Mauritian artists), Mauritius
Art organiser, Mauritius Examinations Syndicate, Mauritius
Art examiner, Mauritius Examinations Syndicate, Mauritius
Member of Arts Panel at Curriculum Research Center, Mauritius


Museum of U.S.S.R Academy of Fine Arts, Russia
State House of Republic of Mauritius, Mauritius
Prime Minister`s Office, Mauritius
Municipality of Port-Louis, Mauritius
Airport of Mauritius, Mauritius
The British Council, Mauritius
Bothnia Seascape Fund, Finland
The municipality of Salazie, Reunion
Bank National of Paris, Mauritius
Lalit Kala Academy Fund, India
Mauritius Offshore Banking Activities Authority, Mauritius
Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, France
Thami Mnyele Foundation, The Netherlands
Rafiki Foundation, Tanzania
Munich Re- Insurance (German Offshore), Mauritius
Avalon Golf Estate, Mauritius
Office of the president of India, India
International Financial Services, Mauritius
Mauritius Commercial Bank
Central Bank of Mauritius
Private Collections in France, Reunion, England, Russia, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, India, The Netherlands, South Africa, Namibia, Belgium

Published Works & Critical Reviews

Salon d’Automne, France
Biennial of Seychelles, Seychelles
World Printstriennial, Chamalieres, France
World of Ex-Libris, Switzerland
Made in Mauritius, Germany
9th Trienniale, India
MOBAA, Mauritius
Artists of the World – Save the Children, Mauritius
MOBAA Millenium exhibition, Mauritius
Abiko 2003, Japan
Latitude 2003, Paris, France
pARTage workshop 2004, Mauritius
2nd Biennale, China
Art in Mauritius, Mauritius
Springerin, Austria
3rd Biennale, China
Ties, Mauritius
Venice Biennial

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


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

Avhashoni Mainganye

b. Venda, Limpopo, South Africa, 1957. Lives in Thohoyandou.
Avhashoni Mainganye is an artist, art educator, cultural activist and poet, and has been instrumental in promoting artistic activity in Limpopo. Initially producing art with strong socio-political overtones, his work has become increasingly abstract,  with questions of African culture interfacing with broader humanist concerns. 



Phillipa Hobbs, Messages and Meaning: The MTN Art Collection, (David Krut Publishing, Johannesburg, 2006), 147)




Brett Kebble Awards 2004, (Marulelo Communications: Cape Town, 2004), 146-147)




Art education

1981-82 Rorke's Drift Art & Craft Centre, Kwa-Zulu Natal
1985-89 Funda Art Centre, Soweto, Johannesburg

Selected Exhibitions

2016 Johannesburg Art Fair, Johannesburg
2015 Art Santa Fe 2015, Sante Fe Convention Center, New Mexico, USA
2015 Opening the Drawers: A Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg
2015 Venda Tsonga Craft Art Exhibition, Madi a Thavha Lodge, Limpopo
2014 Work on Paper, Trent Gallery, Pretoria
2011 Collages, African Studies Centre, Leiden, Netherlands
2010 Journey, solo exhibition, iZArte, Zutphen, Netherlands
2008 Journey, solo exhibition, Association for the Visual Arts, Cape Town
2007 30 Years of Soweto Printmaking, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
2006 Avashoni Mainganye and Sandile Zulu – New Works, David Krut Projects, Parkwood
2004 - 5 Soul Of Africa: Art as a Cornerstone for Development, The Development Bank of Southern Africa, Midrand
2000 Solo exhibition, Coker College, North Carolina, USA
1995 Spring Time in Chile, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile
1995 Africa95, Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom
1994 Artists for Peace, Geneva, Switzerland
1992 Solo exhibition, Polokwane Art Museum, Polokwane
1989  Women, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
1988 VhaVenda / Shangaan Wood Sculptures, South African Association of Arts, Pretoria
1987 National Museum & Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
1985 BMW Tributaries, Africana Museum in progress, Johannesburg
1985 Artimo (Art in Motion), Market Gallery, Johannesburg

Workshops & Residencies

2016 Transvisions in Wood, Karoo
2008 International AIDS Conference, Polokwane Art Gallery, Polokwane
2007 Triangle workshop, Isle of Tanera Mhor, Scotland
2006 Greatmore Studios residency, Cape Town
2005 Venda Land of Legends, Venda & Tsonga wood carving workshop, Netherlands
1999 Craft/Art, Joint wood carving workshop with Graham Jones, Grahamstown Arts Festival, Grahamstown
1995 Spring in Chile cultural exchange programme, Chile
1994 Koma, collaboration with Stefano Kofmehl of Locarno, Switzerland
1990  Soweto Action, Art Residency, France & Switzerland
1986 - 2006 Thupelo Art Workshops, Cape Town


2016 MEC Achievers Award, Limpopo Department of Arts and Culture, Polokwane
2008 Top five, Sasol Wax Art Awards, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
2007 Top ten, Sasol Wax Art Awards, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
2005 Achievers Award, Limpopo Mapungubwe Arts Festival, Polokwane
2004 Finalist, Brett Kebble Awards
1994 Participant, FNB Vita Awards


2014 Hosted the Ubuntu Trust, Thohoyandou Arts & Culture Centre, Thohoyandou
2009 Department of Arts and Culture's Arts & Craft Awards selecting panel
2004 - 5 Soul of Africa exhibition selecting panel, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Johannesburg
2001 Art teacher, printing, Feniks International 20th Anniversary, Belgium
2000 Art teacher, painting and printing at Coker College, United States
1999 Arts facilitator, Thohoyandou Arts and Culture Centre, Thohoyandou
1985 - 2006 United States - South Africa Leader Exchange Program (USSALEP)

Public collections

IBM South Africa, Cape Town
MTN, Johannesburg
Anglovalal Mining Company, Johannesburg
Fur Volkerkunde Museum, Hamburg, Germany
Totem Meneghelli Gallery, Johannesburg
Polokwane Art Museum, Polokwane
University of Zululand, Richards Bay
University Limpopo, Mankweng
University of Venda, Thohoyandou
The Ghandi Foundation, London, United Kingdom