Rafique ‘Rafs’ Mayet

Rafs Mayet

b. 1955, Durban, South Africa; lives in Durban.

Rafs Mayet is a South African photographer whose career began in the early 1980s as a member of the Afrapix collective. Mayet is well known for documenting local communities, notably in Durban’s Warwick Triangle, and for his documentation of political gatherings and marches. He is particularly acclaimed for photographing live performances by jazz musicians, with much of this work centred on the iconic Rainbow club in Pinetown.

Artist Statement: Jazz photography

I’ve been documenting jazz and jazz musicians at various venues around the country, since the mid eighties. 

However, most of my initial work has been done at a place in Pinetown, near Durban, called the Rainbow Restaurant and Jazz Club, which has been operating as such since December 1981! It’s a place that came to epitomise what our society could become given the right circumstances. As one of the first places that were opened to all in the dark old days, it set out to become a meeting place where all could gather around their love of jazz music, the common uniting denominator in difficult times.  

It was a place attended by all types - the academics, activists, trade unionists, journos, but mostly workers from the area - providing a haven for jazz-loving people and helping to keep the music alive, as one of the oldest running venues in the country. The Rainbow (before that word became embedded in our psyche, and long before it became a cliché here at home) has hosted most of South Africa’s finest musos at some stage of their careers, and has also held gigs featuring indigenous musicians, like Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Mahotella Queens, Malombo and others. 

I’ve been privileged to witness several of these concerts and have visually recorded many of them, thus creating a large archive for posterity! I have also been photographing other music forms around the country, but it's jazz music, in all its variations, that really interests me! I also have a large selection of photographs of South Africans who have either studied, worked or lived in America. These include notable figures like Abdullah Ebrahim, Jonathan Butler, Vusi Mahlasela, Ian Herman, Tony Cedras and others. 

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2003: Chillaxing in the Districts, The Cupboard Gallery, Durban.
1998: Look and hear, NSA Gallery, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2018: The Art of Activism, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2016: Between States of Emergency, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2013: Lights, Camera, Fire, artSPACE Gallery, Durban.
2000: Every Child is my Child, African Window Museum, Pretoria.
2001: North Sea Jazz Festival, Cape Town.
2000: North Sea Jazz Festival, Cape Town.
1999: Photographs Denied, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1999: North Sea Jazz Festival, Cape Town.
1996: Meeting Grounds, the Durban Centre for Photography, Durban.
1993: The Literacy and Education, Grahamstown .
1991: Culture and Working Life, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (International)


1998: Telling Time, Bamako Encounters: African Biennale of Photography, Bamako, Mali
1998: Blank: Architecture and Apartheid, Netherlands Architectural Institute, Rotterdam.
1990: Zabalaza Festival, London.

Career


1994: Volunteer, Independent Electoral Commission, South Africa.
1989: Photographer, The New African, Durban.
1988: Member, Afrapix Collective, Johannesburg.
1984: Photographer, Daily Dispatch, East London.

Writing


Mayet, R. “Jazz for the struggle and the struggle for jazz”, New Frame, 15 May 2020.
Mayet, R. “Fataar could have had a rock star ego but didn’t”, New Frame, 24 January 2020.
Mayet, R. “Why we need a jazz photography archive”, Mail & Guardian, 15 March 2019.
Mayet, R. “The portfolio”, Mail & Guardian, 30 April 2019.
Kim Karabo Makin

Kim Karabo Makin

b. Gaborone, Botswana, 1994. Lives and works between Gaborone and Cape Town.

Kim Karabo Makin is a multidisciplinary artist and her practice combines sculpture, sound and installation, with a research base and unique spatial awareness. Her work is informed by her multiculturalism — with particular attention to the role that context plays in identity formation. Kim Karabo Makin is a founding member of the Botswana Pavilion, an artist collective interrogating Botswana’s creative identity. 

Education

2019–present: Master of Fine Arts, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town. 
2018: Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Group exhibitions

2020: Home is where the art is, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
2020: The Mutha_Ship Landing, Salt River, Cape Town.
2020: The Botswana Pavilion: Collective Ties, Pro Helvetia Johannesburg [online exhibition].
2020: Past Present Currents, presented by Re-Curators for Latitudes Art Fair [online exhibition]. 
2020: Michaelis Masters Showcase, RMB Turbine Art Fair [online exhibition]. 
2019: Graduate Exhibition, RMB Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg.
2019: The Botswana Pavilion: Subjective Nationhood, Botswana National Art Gallery, Gaborone.
2019: The Botswana Pavilion: No Return, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town.
2019: Formally Known As, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.
2018: Grad Show 2018, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2018: 2018 Absa L’Atelier, ABSA Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018: The Devil Loves When We Loathe Ourselves, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town.
2017: The changing realities in which we live at UCT, Molly Blackburn, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2015: Return to Sender, Centre for African Studies (CAS) Gallery, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Panels

2020: Moderator, Collective Ties: methods for creative and cultural exchange in the region, British Council, Johannesburg. 
2020: Panelist, Culture, Tourism and the New Narrative, World Bank Art Program. 

Reviews

Links

Craig Masters

b. 1963, Cape Town, lives in Cape Town.
Craig Masters, an artist and graphic designer from Cape Town, was involved with the Cape Flats Art Group, and has been making work since the 1980s. He believes that “imagination is the true powerhouse of the mind” and this certainly comes through in his paintings, which are stylistically unique within South Africa’s art scene. Masters depicts people and social scenes embedded in landscapes, sometimes urban and rural, and sometimes dreamlike and otherworldly.

Education


1995: Graphic Design Training Course, Qurack Express, Lads Freehand and Photoshop, Hirt and Carter, Cape Town.
1995: Diploma, Practical Animation, Kaleidoscope Studio, Cape Town.
1984: Diploma, Fine Art and Graphic Design, Battswood Training College, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


1998: Parliament’s Opening Exhibition, Houses of Parliament, Cape Town.
Year: The Legacy of Steve Biko, (with Cape Flats Art Group), District Six Museum.
1996: Mural Project, District Six Museum, Cape Town (visited by United States Vice President Al Gore).
1992: Art in Publishing Exhibition, Town Square, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2000: Art Afri, Cultura Group, Bern.

Commissions

2003: Billboard design, Joseph Stone Auditorium Play, Cape Town.
2000s: Painting, Iziko Slave Lodge, Cape Town.

Awards

2010: First Prize for animation, The Lion and the Elephant, One Minute Awards, Amsterdam.
1993: Runner up, Upbeat Story Group Comic Competition, South Africa.

Workshops


1995: Thupelo Workshop, Cape Town.
1992: Charcoal Animation workshop with William Kentridge, Iziko National Gallery, Cape Town.

Publications

1988: Gavin Younge, Art of the South African Townships, Random House Incorporated, Michigan.
2011: Mario Pissarra (ed), A Visual Century, South African Art in Context, Volume 3: 1973–1992, Wits University Press, Johannesburg.

Career


Current: Freelance fine artist and graphic designer
Current: Visual Arts Teacher, Build a Better Society (BABS), Cape Town.
2006 – 2010: Report Writer, South African Film and Publication Board, Cape Town
(work also included publication examination for age restriction recommendations, commercial storyboard production, and collaboration with Paradox Animation for FPB Awareness Clip.)
2001 – 2007: E-learning course design for companies, Laragh Courseware, Cape Town.
1995: Storybook and Textbook illustrator, Hirt and Carter, Cape Town.
1995: Storyboard artist, Network Agency, Cape Town.
1995: Mural painter, Artwork co-ordinator for al Gore 1995 visit, District Six Museum, Cape Town.
1995: Visual Arts Teacher, Build a Better Society (BABS), Cape Town.
1994: Film Technician, Nautilus Film Studio, Cape Town.
1994: Temp Cartoonist, South Newspaper, Cape Town.
1994: Storyboards and Rendering, Berry Bush, Cape Town
1985 – 1994: Assistant Make-up, Display Forms, Cape Town.

Other Involvement


2010: Produced The Lion and the Elephant 01:00 animation, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.
1992: Member, South African Publishers’ Association, Cape Town.
1991: Volunteer Visual Arts Teacher, Blackheath Primary School, Cape Town.
1988: Judge, Tygerberg Eistedfod, Cape Town.

Alka Dass

Alka Dass

b. 1992, Durban, South Africa. Lives in Johannesburg.

Alka Dass is a multidisciplinary artist who draws inspiration from Hindu mythology and rituals. Dass uses archival imagery to investigate the cultural and psychological spaces that are traditionally assigned to females in Desi culture. 

Education


2016: National Diploma, Durban University of Technology, Durban.

Work Experience

2016-2017: Gallery Assistant, Loading Bay Gallery, Durban.
2016: Assistant, Durban University of Technology, Digital Sculpture Festival, Durban.
2011-2013: Art and Craft curator, Holy Family College Collage, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions


2019: When I Was a Child I Thought the Moon Followed Me, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town.
2019: Where does the pain go when it goes away?, Lizamore and Associates, Johannesburg.
2018: Alka Dass, The Project Space, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions


2020: Folds and Faults, University of Free State, Free State [online exhibition].
2020: Site Visit, L’AIR arts, Paris [online exhibition].
2020: #ALL WOMXN MATTER, Julie Miller Gallery, Johannesburg [online exhibition].
2020: Latitudes Art Fair, Johannesburg [online exhibition].
2020: Untangled, World Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2020: She Impressions, The Project Space, Johannesburg.
2020: Rise, 44 on Long Street, Cape Town.
2019: Aardklop National Arts Festival, Potchefstroom.
2019: Familiar Threads, Museum of African Design, Underline Projects, Johannesburg.
2019: Empathic Whispers, SMITH Gallery, Cape Town.
2019: Eulogy: A Tribute to Benon Lutaaya, Lizamore and Associates, Johannesburg.
2019: First Sunday’s, Victoria Yards, Johannesburg.
2019: Open Hands, Alliance Français, Johannesburg.
2019: Arty Bollocks, Victoria Yards, Johannesburg.
2019: Invisible Realm of Impossibility, FIAP Jean Monnett, Paris.
2019: Open Studio, August House, Johannesburg.
2019: Tswela Pele: First Collection of the Art Bank of South Africa, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2018: A flood in my Hands, Aardklop National Arts Festival, Potchefstroom.
2018: FNB Joburg Art Fair, The Project Space, Johannesburg.
2018: Now, StArt Art Festival, St Theresa’s School, Johannesburg.
2018: ABSA L’Atelier Art competition, ABSA Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018: Lipstick and Ladies, Afropolitan Gallery, Victoria Yards, Johannesburg.
2018: Open Studios, SAFFCA, France.
2018: Decently Damaged, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York.
2018: A flood in my Hands, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria.
2017: Aardklop National Arts Festival, The Bag Factory, Potchefstroom.
2017: FNB Joburg Art Fair, The Bag Factory, Johannesburg.
2017: Young Capital/ White Noise, Johannesburg Fringe, Johannesburg.
2017: Cultivate, King David School, Johannesburg.
2017: Turbine Art Fair, The Project Space, Johannesburg.
2016: Femergy, ArtSpace, Durban.

Residencies


2019: L’AiR Arts, Paris.
2019: Draw, international residency, Caylus, France.
2018: SAFFCA (Southern African Foundation For Contemporary Art) Residency, France.

Awards


2017: Winner, Young Female Residency Award, The Project Space, Johannesburg.

Links

Judy Jordan

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. Judy Jordan was the first curator of the Carnegie Museum, Newcastle, a position she held for many years. Jordan has also been active as an art teacher as well as in cultural tourism, craft development and job creation programmes in KZN.

Education

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.

Employment

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.

Memberships

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.

Collections

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.

Links

Tersia Gopi, 'Judy Jordan opens up her art studio to Newcastle', Northern Natal News, 22 March 2017. 

 

 

 

 

Thalente Khomo

b. 1995, Port Shepstone; Lives in Durban.
Thalente Khomo creates imaginative works in photography, performance and printmaking. Drawing on personal and cultural histories, her images give visual form to a world that is at once physical and spiritual, modern and ancient. Khomo is a member of the Amasosha Art Movement.

Education


2020: Bachelor of Technology, Photography,  Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2019:  National Diploma, Photography, Durban University of Technology, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2019:  UkuThwebula, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2019:  Utalagu Art Exhibition, Ikomkhulu Art Space, Durban.
2019:  Kabusha Photography End Year Exhibition BTech, Durban Art Contemporary Space, Durban.
2019:  Tshwele Pele Art Bank Exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2019:  Thupelo Workshop Exhibition, Pietermaritzburg.
2019:  Articulate Africa Exhibition, Durban International Convention Centre, Durban.
2019:  Ukuba duo Exhibition (with Thembi Mthembu),  The office 97 Gallery, Durban.
2019:  Amososha Art Movement, Essence Festival, International Convention Centre, Durban.
2018:  Ikhaya Exhibition, Ikomkhulu Art Space, Durban.
2018:  Isambumbulo, Henry George Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018:  Masihambisane, African Art Centre, Durban.
2017:  Inyathuko (The Journey), Ikomkhulu Art Space, Durban.
2017:  Amososha Art Movement, Essence Festival, International Convention Centre, Durban.
 2016:  Abangoni,  Happy Hippo Backpackers, Durban.
2017:  Essence Festival, International Convention Centre, Durban.
2016:  Messages From the Soul, KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban.

Helena Uambembe

Helena Uambembe

b. Pomfret, Northern Cape, South Africa, 1994. Lives in Johannesburg.


Helena Uambembe is an interdisciplinary artist (textiles, printmaking, photography, performance). Drawing on her own life story, Helena Uambembe reflects on the erasure of histories of conflict and complicity of South Africa’s wars in Angola and Namibia, and the unspoken legacies of those wars that shadow the present.   

Education

2018: B Tech in Fine and Applied Arts, Tshwane University of Technology, Tshwane.
2016: National Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts, Tshwane University of Technology, Tshwane.

Solo exhibitions

2018:  KutalaChopeto [Seeking Comfort], World Refugee Day exhibition. Point of Order, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Group exhibitions

2020: FNB Art Joburg, Luamba Muinga, Johannesburg. 
2020:  Qual Futuro, Online exhibition.
2020:  The Borders of Memory, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2020:  Covert Bioscope, Bag Factory Artist Studios. Online Exhibition.
2019:  Texidermia do Futuro. Museu National de Historia Natural, Luanda, Angola.
2019:  Multiplies, Johannesburg.
2019:  Resistance is Us. ABSA Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2019:  Summer Salon, Bag Factory Artist Studios, Johannesburg.
2019:  The Warmth of Other Suns, The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg.
2019:  Print Like a Girl, Turbine Art Fair, Gallery 2, Johannesburg.
2019:  Print Like a Girl, Art Room Gallery, Johannesburg.
2019:  Compulsive exhibition, Johanne van Heerden Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa.
2019:  Mark-making, Trent Gallery, Pretoria.
2019:  I don’t know what you are talking about, but I know what you mean, PASTOgalleria, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2019:  Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Offsetculture.art, Cape Town, South Africa.
2019:  Spaces in Between, Tmrw Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018:  TUT Studio exhibition 2018, TUT Arts Campus, Pretoria.
2018:  Till Art Do Us Apart, TUT Art Festival, Pretoria.
2018:  Print Art – Now and Then, Trent Gallery, Pretoria.
2017:  Silences in Between, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town.
2017:  Nirox Sculpture Winter Fair, Krugersdorp, South Africa.
2017:  The Centre of the less good idea season 1, Arts on Main, Johannesburg.
2017:  South-South. Let us begin again. Goodman Gallery Cape Town.

Performances

2019:  ​Caminho do Mato, Caminho do Flores, Flores de Amor Extended,  Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg.
2019: ​Caminho do Mato, Caminho do Flores, Flores de Amor, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg.
2019:  ​Therapy for the Black Man (In Honour of...), Underline Projects, Johannesburg.
2019:  ​Load I shall Carry (Prayer to mother Njinga), The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018: Tchiganchi, The Point of Order, Johannesburg.

Conferences

2019:  The Violence of an Anxious Mind - Panel Discussion, Bag Factory Artist
Studios, Johannesburg.
2019:  David Koloane Panel Discussion, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg.
2019:  AFEMS – African Feminism Conference, Performing Normalcy: A focus on the
Women of the 32 Battalion, Johannesburg.
2018:  BLT People’s Table, Johannesburg.
2016:  The History we are told not to Speak (The history of the Pomfret community), Unisa School of Arts Conference, Pretoria.
2016:  Black Portraiture iii. The Untold Story of the Pomfret Community, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Texts

 

Yasmien Mackay

b. 1997, Durban, South Africa; lives in Durban.

Yasmien Mackay utilizes digital photography, video and printing, with found objects and installation, to explore and provoke responses to questions of patriarchy, culture, language and identity in contemporary society. A graduate of DUT, Mackay has been exhibiting her work since 2016.

Education


2019:  Bachelor of Technology, Fine Art (cum laude),  Durban University of Technology, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2020:  An Unfurling: Young Artist Project, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban.
2019:  When Thoughts Become Things, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2019:  Zeitgeist Africa, Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban.
2019:  Entrepreneurship Through the Arts, Durban International Convention Centre, Durban.
2019:  Emma Smith Nominee Exhibition, Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2018:  DUT Fine Art & Jewellery Design Graduate Exhibition, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban.
2018:  SHIFT. DISREGARD. RETHINK, Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban.
2018:  DOES THIS OFFEND YOU?  BAT Centre, Durban.
2016:  National Creative Arts Youth Festival, Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban.
2016:  New Beginners, Durban Art Space, Durban.

Awards


2019:  Fine Art Excellence Award (Fourth Year Top Student), Durban University of Technology.
2018:  Fine Art Excellence Award (Third Year Top Student), Durban University of Technology.
2018:  Dean’s Merit Award for National Diploma in Fine Art, Durban University of Technology.
2017:  Fine Art Excellence Award (Second Year Top Student), Durban University of Technology.
2016:  Third Place, National Creative Arts Youth Festival.
2016:  Fine Art Excellence Award (First Year Top Student), Durban University of Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa

Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa

b. Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 1956. Lives in Johannesburg.

Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa is an artist, art educator and one of South Africa’s first black curators. Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa began making art in the late 1970s as a response to life under apartheid. With a strong focus on the political, her aims include giving voice to the rural and urban histories of black women.

Arts Education


1978 - 1979: Fine Arts Diploma (Printmaking), The Evangelical Lutheran Church Art and Craft Centre at Rorke's Drift, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

Exhibitions

2018: FUBA: Preserving a Legacy, Keyes Art Mile, Johannesburg. 
2017: A Labour of love, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2015: A Labour of Love, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, Germany.
2014: Impressions of Rorke’s Drift - The Jumuna Collection, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2012: A Fragile Archive, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2010: Strengths and Convictions: The Lives and times of South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo.
2003: Rorke's Drift: Empowering Prints 1962 - 1982, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2003: Time, Memory and Desire, Standard Bank Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
1999: [Rewind] Fast Forward.za, Van Reekum Museum of Modern Art, Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
1998: Trans Figurative, Association of Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.
1989 - 1990: Art/Images in Southern Africa, Kulturhuset, Stockholm.
1988: The Neglected Tradition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, .
1986: Images of South Africa (solo), Gabarone. 

Other

2020: Panelist, “Building legacies: Investing in Culture”, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town.
2019: Curator, Admission of Guilt, 179 Buitengracht St, Gardens, Cape Town.
2016: Panelist, "A reflection on the role of the arts in the struggle" panel discussion, Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg,.
2016: Curator, Assemblage. Johannesburg.
2014: Panelist, Seminar: Towards a working concept of socially engaged Art in 2014, KZNSA, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
2013: Co-Curator, Umhlaba 1913–2013: Commemorating the 1913 Land Act, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2013: Facilitator, Print Workshop, National School of the Arts (NSA), Johannesburg.
2009 - 2013: Curatorial Content Manager, Steve Biko Centre, King William's Town.
1994 - 1999: Committee member, Acquisitions Committee, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1986 - 1988: Coordinator, Alexandra Art Centre, Johannesburg.
1983 - 1985: Curator, FUBA Gallery, Johannesburg.
1980 - 1983: Worked at the African Art Centre, Durban.

Publications

2004: Dhlomo, B and Godby, M “Art and Politics in a Changing South Africa: Bongi Dhlomo in Conversation with Michael Godby."African Arts, vol. 37, no. 4.

Links

Shelley Barry

b. 1973. Lives in Johannesburg

Shelley Barry is a South African filmmaker and disability rights activist. Her films span across genres and are largely experimental in style. She often shoots her own films, exploring the aesthetics of cinematography from the perspective of a wheelchair user.

How Barry’s disability never stopped her from making wonderful films, TimesLive, 28 March 2018, Online
Film industry honour for ex-PE women, The Herald, 27 March 2018, Online
Feminist Filmmaker Meets Boss Bitch Rapper, the Journalist, 16 June 2015, Online
An ode to a dissident, Southern Suburbs Tatler, 12 June 2014
Life is for living, The Witness, 9 August 2010, Online
Opposing worlds united on screen, Weekend Post 

Education

2018: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Film, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
2006: Master of Arts (MA), Film and Media Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia.
1995: Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA.Hons), English, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town.
1993: Higher Diploma in Education, English and Drama, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1992: Bachelor of Arts (BA), English and Drama, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Employment


Present: Lecturer, Department of Journalism, Film and Television, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg.
2015 - 2016: Film Production, Twospinningwheels Media School, Cape Town.
2010 - Present: CEO, Twospinningwheels, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.
2013: Filmmaker in Residence, Women's and Gender studies, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town.
2013: Filmmaker in Residence, Gender Equity Unit, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town.
2008 - 2010: Head of Programming, Cape Town Television, Cape Town.
2008: Filmmaker in Residence, Carnegie Foundation, New York.
2006 - 2007: Filmmaker in Residence, Temple University, Philadelphia.
2001 - 2003: Media Manager, Office on the Status of Disabled Persons, The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa, Pretoria.
1991 - 2001: Manager, Programme Compliance Division CEO, e.tv.
1996 - 1998: Parliamentary Policy Co-ordinator, Disabled People South Africa, Parliament, Cape Town.

Awards


2018: Outstanding Disability Contributor, South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA).
2017: Featured Filmmaker, Mzansi Women’s Film Festival, Johannesburg.
2011: Mail & Guardian's Top 100 South African Women.
2010: Ambassador of Disability Rights Award, KwaZulu-Natal.
2003 - 2004: Charlotte Newcombe Award, Outstanding Students with Disabilities.
2003: Ford Foundation Scholarship, for Master of Fine Arts in film.

Film Awards


2006: Where We Planted Trees

Best Documentary, Diamond Screen Film Festival, Philadelphia.

2004:  Inclinations

Purchased by MTV in 2007.
Top 10 click list, MTV Films Online.

2004:  Whole – A Trinity of Being

Best Film, Superfest, California.
Best Narrative Short, Philadelphia Festival of Independents, Philadelphia.
Best Experimental Film, Breaking Barriers Festival, Moscow.
Best Experimental Film, Projections 2, Canada.
Spirit of Independence Award, Brooklyn (New York) International Disability Film Festival.
Jurors Citation Award, Black Maria Film Festival, New Jersey.
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Pennsylvania Association of Graduate Schools, Pennsylvania.
Audre Lorde award for media production.
Television Acquisition, WYBE, DUTV (community TV stations), South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Links

Jill Joubert

Jill Joubert

b. Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa, 1954. Lives in Cape Town

Jill Joubert is an artist, puppeteer and teacher. She is a former founding member of the Handspring Puppet Company and former principal of the Peter Clarke Art Centre (formerly the Frank Joubert Art Centre). Working predominately in wood, Jill Joubert displays an interest in sacred European and African Art as well as creation stories and folktales from around the world.

 

 

Education

2013: Master of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1991: Advanced Diploma in Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1990: Honours degree in History of Arts, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1976: Bachelor of Arts, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Solo Exhibitions

2018: An Abandoned Saint and other Forgotten Stories, SMITH Studio, Cape Town.
2016: The Invasion by Stately Queens come to Rescue Princesses Trapped in Four Impenetrable Towers, SMITH Studio, Cape Town.
2014: Apple Girl, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions

2020: A Seadrift Of Songs, Re - Centering AfroAsia Project’s annual conference production, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2019: Memorials, Glen Carlou Wine Estate, Paarl, South Africa. 
2019: Self, Glen Carlou Wine Estate, Paarl, South Africa.
2019: And So The Stories Ran Away, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town. 
2017: Beyond Binaries, ICC Essence Festival, Durban Art Gallery; KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2009: Staff Exhibition, Frank Joubert Art Centre, Cape Town.
1995: Juggling with the Familiar, Centre for African Studies, UCT, Cape Town.
1992: Meditations, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1991: Keeping the Wrong Company, Woman’s Centre, Observatory.
1989: An Exhibition of Cape Town Puppeteers, Artscape Foyer, Cape Town.
1987: Exhibition of South African Puppetry, UNISA Gallery, Pretoria. 
1976: Touch Wood, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1974: Involvement, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.

Teaching

2020 - present: Teacher, The Joy of Drawing: Drawing for Beginners, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2019: Mentor, Michaelis School of Fine Art and Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town.
2014 - 2016: Participant, The Warhorse Education Project and The Kickstarter Project, KZN; Johannesburg and the Free State.
2013 - present: Teacher, Creative Arts for Foundation Phase PGCE students, UCT Department of Education, Cape Town.
2013-2020 : Teacher, PGCE Foundation Phase students in Life Skills: Creative Arts, for the School of Education, University of Cape Town.
2013: Teacher, Working in wood, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2010 - 2016: Puppetry, Net Vir Pret, Barrydale, Handspring Trust, South Africa.
2010 - 2015: Teacher, Ibhabhathane Project, Western Cape, Limpopo, KZN and Free State, South Africa.
1997 - 2009: Principal, Frank Joubert Centre, Cape Town.
1990 - 2007: Teacher, Visual Art and Design Method for FET, UCT Department of Education, Cape Town.
1984 - 1996: Art Teacher, Herzlia Middle and High School, Cape Town.
1977 - 1980: Art Teacher, Herzlia High School, Cape Town.

Press clips

Writing

2020: Partnerships in Art Education in "Re: Researching Stories", a publication documenting the         children’s Exhibition, And So the Stories Ran Away at Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
2019: The Tale of  Mouse and The Stories That ran Away inspired by the children’s Exhibition, And So the Stories Ran Away at Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
2009: Public Sculpture, Statues and Memorials in Cape Town, Paarl, Barrydale and George, commissioned by the WCED, to support FET Visual Art and Design teachers in the Western Cape
2008: The Other Side of the Street, commissioned by WCED to support FET Focus Schools of the Arts, this package engaged with alternative teaching centres: Polly Street in Johannesburg, Rorke’s Drift in KZN and The Community Arts Project (CAP), in Cape Town.
2006: An Introduction to African Art, a book written for both GET and FET teachers related to the exhibition, Picasso and Africa, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2005: Art on our Doorstep: A Meeting of Two Cultures, a package for both GET and FET teachers to engage with the Iziko Old Townhouse exhibition of Dutch painting of the 1600’s and the San/Bushman exhibition at the Iziko Natural History Museum

Other

2015 - 2016:  Created and performed, The Tale of the Willow Pattern Plate, Rosebank Theatre, Cape Town; Barrydale and Magnet Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa.
2014: Co-created and performed, Bokele and the Sun, Rosebank Theatre and Fringe Festival, Cape Town, South Africa.
1995: Re-scripted, made puppets, performed and trained Afrikaans and Xhosa presenters, EDUMEDIA video (Western Cape Education Department).
1981 - 1983: Founder member, Handspring Puppet Company.
1997 - 2009: Co-founder, Ibhabhathane Project, South Africa.

Sindi-Leigh McBride, Jill Joubert’s Joyful Agency, (ASAI, 2019).

Tracey Derrick

Tracey Derrick

b. 1961, Kesteven, England;  d. September 2019, lived in Cape Town.
Tracey Derrick worked full-time as a photographer from 1992, the year a referendum on ending South African apartheid was held. Much of her early work related to the achievement of democracy in the country, while later projects merged private aspects of her life with her socially-motivated concerns.

Art work as therapy for young offenders, Cape Times, 1 November 2016, p.5

Art Education


2009:  Postgraduate Diploma, Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1989:  Black and white photographic printing, School of Visual Arts, New York.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


upcoming: Retrospective, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.

2012:  One in Nine - a photographic exploration of breast cancer, its treatment and survival, The National Arts Festival Think! Fest, Grahamstown.
2010: One in Nine - my year as a statistic, Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town.
2009:  One in nine - one year of breast cancer, its treatment and survival,  Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2007:  Eye Inside - inmates at the Malmesbury Women’s Prison and Rough Diamonds, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town.
2005:  The Waters of Life - Zionist baptisms, Cape Francolin Art Hotel, Riebeek Kasteel.
2005:  EarthWorks - farm labourers in the Swartland, The Cape Francolin Art Hotel, Riebeek Kasteel; Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2003:  Her and me - Travels of Salvador, Latitude, Riebeek Kasteel; Okha Gallery, Cape Town.
2002:  Liquid Life - we cannot live without the wet, Cape Town Month of Photography, Picto Gallery, Cape Town.
1999:  Basic Necessity - sex workers around and about Cape Town, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
1997 - 1998:  The Waters of Life - Zionist and Sangoma ceremonies, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town; Durban Centre for Photography, Durban.
1997 - 1998:  Hope from Home - refugees from all over Africa living in Cape Town, The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town; Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
1995:  Still Moving - photographs from Mozambique, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.

Solo Exhibitions (International)


2003:  Basic Necessity, L’Association Francaise d’Action Artistique, Salvador; Musee d’Art Moderne, Rio de Janeiro; Brasilia; Recife.
1996:  The Waters of Life - Zionist and Sangoma ceremonies, South African Embassy, international ‘Mois de la Photo’ Biennale, Paris.
1994:  Side by Side - recognition of women in the 1994 elections, Association of Photographers, Maputo.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2018:  No Ordinary Woman, PH Centre Gallery, Cape Town.
2017:  (In)appropriate, PH Centre Gallery, Cape Town.
2014:  20 Years of Democracy, Photographers’ Perspectives, Artscape, Cape Town.
2013:  Another Way of Seeing, Young Blood Gallery, Cape Town.
2011:  A Natural Selection: 1991 – 2011, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2011:  The Domino Effect, VANSA Public Art Project, Goethe on Main, Johannesburg.
2010:  Home Time - Juggling with the familiar II, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2010:  Bonani Africa Festival of Photography, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
2010:  The Lie of the Land: Representation of the South African Landscape, Town House Gallery, Cape Town.
2010:  VANSA, Cape Town.
2009:  US, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2002:  Voices in Transit, Cape Town Festival, Cape Town Train Station, Cape Town.
1998:  The Gap, Grahamstown Festival, Grahamstown.
1997:  Trade Routes: Traditions and Tensions, Johannesburg Biennale, Robben Island, Cape Town.
1996:  Volkskas Atelier National Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
1995:  People’s Portraits Project, South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1994:  Celebration of Democracy, Mayibuye Centre, University of Western Cape, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2016:  South African Women Photographers, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao.
2010:  A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels.
2004 - 2006:  Afrika Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf; Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.
2002:  Une selection des 4 Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine, Direct de Bamako, Bamako; Paris.
2001:  South African photographers with ZAP, Zimbabwe Association Of Photographers, Bulawayo.
2001: Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine de Bamako, Bamako.
2000:  Hope from Home - refugees from all over Africa, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) Commission, South African Embassy, Mbabane.
1999:  Afriques, Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi.
1996: Contemporary Art from South Africa, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin.
1995:  IVth United Nations World Conference on Women, Beijing International Convention Centre, Beijing.

Awards


2019:  Professional Category Winner, Collectif du Herisson - Association Photographique.
1994:  Photo '94 Award, Bellville Arts Association, Cape Town.
1993:  Fuji Profoto Award, Documentary image of African Zionists.

Teaching


2016:  Documentary Course, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town.
2015:  Masters Course, Photography, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts and Media, Venice.
2008 - 2010:  Practical Photography Workshop, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town.
2008:  Documentary Course,  Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2007:  Documentary Course, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town.
2006 - 2018:  Photography for Journalism, City Varsity, Cape Town.
2006:  Photographic Skills Development, Malmesbury Women’s prison, Malmesbury.
2004:  Lecturer, Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1999:  Street Photography Project, South African Centre for Photography, Cape Town.
1993:  Streets Photographic workshops with homeless children, Cape Town.
1992: Siyazinceda Textile workshop, Phillipi, Cape Town.

Projects and Campaigns


2018:  Part-time Photojournalist and project based assignments, goodwill ambassador, southafrica.co.za
2011: 2010  Reasons to Live in a Small Town, VANSA Public art project, Goethe Institute, Johannesburg; Month of Photography 2012, Cape Town.
1994:  Art Home Art, Photographs for Sue Williamson, Willie Bester and Andrew Putter project, Grahamstown Festival, Grahamstown.
1993:  Voter Education Campaign, Prophets of da City for Rappers for Democracy.
1993:  Picture Freedom Campaign, auction of photography for ANC fundraising, London.

Texts

Clare Patrick, Tracey Derrick: Water that glistens, rinses and brings us home(ASAI, 2020).

Other Involvement


2016:  Project Manager, Young in Prison South Africa inaugural photo auction (YIPSA).
2013:  Guest speaker, 17th Reach for Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town.
2002:  Judge, Bellville Foto Competition, Cape Town.
1998:  Steering committee, South African Centre for Photography, Cape Town.
1997:  In-house documentation, Parliament committee meetings, Cape Town.

 

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 Arts, Fine Art (Painting), University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA
1971: Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)

2019: Drawn Lines, Museum Africa, Johannesburg.

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2005: Na Cidade, Jazz, Luanda, Angola.
1984: Botswana National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana.
1980: Judy Ann Seidman and Pitika Ntuli, Pentonville Gallery, London.
1980: Judy Ann Seidman and Pitika Ntuli, Institute of Education Gallery, University of London, London.
1976: Hemingway Art Gallery, New York.
1976: Botswana National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone.
1975: Exhibition of paintings and drawings, British Council, Lusaka, Zambia
1974: Exhibition of paintings and drawings, National Library, Lusaka.
1973: Masters of Fine Art exhibition, University of Wisconsin Art Gallery, Wisconsin.

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.
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, South African National Defence Force 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.
1991 - 2001: Consultant, Curriculum Development Project for the Creative Arts, Johannesburg.
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.

Publications

2017: Drawn Lines, an autobiography of Judy Ann Seidman, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, California.
2013: Justice, redress and restitution: Voices of the widows of the Marikana Massacre, Khulumani Support Group, Johannesburg.
2011: Naledi Ya Meso Handbook, Curriculum Development Project Trust, Johannesburg.
2011: Art as Advocacy Handbook, Curriculum Development Project Trust, Johannesburg.
2010: One Woman, Sketches/diaries, letters/notes: Fragments from Anita Parkhurst Willcox, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, California.
2007: Katorus Stories, South African History Archive, Johannesburg.
2007: Red on Black, the story of the South African Poster Movement, STE Publishers, Johannesburg.
2005: Hlanganani Basebensi: A brief history of COSATU, STE Publishers, Johannesburg.
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, South Africa.
1991: Images of Defiance: Protest Posters from South Africa 1980 - 1990, Raven Press (Written together with Posterbook Collective), Johannesburg.
1990: In Our Own Image, (textbook for  secondary school level Cultural Studies for Southern Africa), FEP, Gaborone.
1979: Bayezwa: Paintings and drawings of Southern Africa, South End Press, Boston.

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 catalogue, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Jacana Press, Johannesburg.
2010: Education for liberation, Chimurenga magazine, Cape Town.
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.
1997: Imagery and AIDS in South Africa, paper presented to Images and Empire conference in Yale University, Connecticut.
1992 - 1994: Africa South and East, Johannesburg.
1986 - 1989: Medu Art Ensemble Newsletter, Gaborone.

Other

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

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 mineworker, before moving into art-making. In doing so, he obtained a diploma and degree in fine art from Technikon Free State. His drawing and painting works depict the daily struggles of impoverished South African communities, the harsh working conditions of miners, as well as the intergenerational distress caused by the colonial structure of migrant labour systems. 

Art Education


2001: National Diploma, Fine Arts and B. Tech, Technikon Free State, Bloemfontein.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2008: Space, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town.
2002: Close-Up, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2020: Latitudes Art Fair Online, The Creative Block by Spuer Arts Trust, online.
2018: Rituals, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town; Bashu Uhuru Freedom Festival, Johannesburg.
2007: Group Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
2006: Group Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
2004: Heike Davies, Nkoali Nawa and Committee Work, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town.
2004: Exhibition, Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg
2003: The Brett Kabbel Art Awards, Cape Town International Convention Centre
2003: Members' Exhibition, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town
2003: Group Exhibition, SA National Gallery Annexe, Cape Town.
2002: South African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX), Johannesburg.
2002: Group Exhibition, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg.
2002: Outdoor gallery (Billboard), Johannesburg.
2002: Group Exhitbition, Fordsburg artists studios, Johannesburg.
2001: Group Exhibition, DC art gallery, Cape Town.
2001: Group Exhibition, Spaza art gallery, Johannesburg.
1998: Annual student art exhibition, Central university of technology, Bloemfontein.
1995: Annual student art exhibition, Central university of technology, Bloemfontein.

Group Exhibitions (international)


2013: Our Daily Work/ Our Daily Lives, Michigan State University Museum (MSUM), East Lansing.
2006: L’atelier, Renault Show Room, Paris.
2004: The ID of South African Artists, Fortis Circus Theater, Scheveningen.

Artist Residency


2018: Nando's Creative Exchange, Cape Town.
2002: Bag Factory Visiting Artist, Johannesburg, & Greatmore Art Studios, Cape Town.

Awards


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

Commissions


Murals: Mineworker Development Agency; National Union of Mineworkers South Africa (NUMSA); Coca-Cola South Africa.
Book illustrations and covers: Human Rights Media Centre; Keels Publisher.
Report Covers: Labour Research Service; Ditikini Investment Company annual&nbsp.
Artwork: Community House, Salt River.

Other Work


1996 – 2003: Art Lecturer and teacher, various schools and institutions, South Africa.

Texts

Meshack Raphalalani

b. 1950, Venda, South Africa.

Raphalalani is a wood sculptor working in the Venda tradition, exhibiting both locally and abroad. Historical events, traditional ceremonies and rituals are recurring themes in his work. He was a founding member of The VhaVenda Arts Foundation.


 

 

 

Education


Venda Land Training Institution
1972: Art Method teaching, Ndaleni Educational Training Centre, KwaZulu-Natal.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2003: Contemporary Natural, Mukondeni Fine Arts Gallery, Johannesburg.
2003: Design-in Africa,, Mukondeni Fine Arts Gallery, Johannesburg.
1985: Tributaries, Africana Museum (now Museum Africa), Johannesburg.
1985: Exhibition, Venda Sun Hotel, Limpopo.
1972, 1978: Exhibitions, University of Fort Hare, Alice.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2015: Art Santa Fe, Sante Fe Convention Center, New Mexico, United States of America.

Workshops


2017: Roots, Woodcarving expo, Los Angeles, United States of America
2016: Transvisions in Wood, Karoo, South Africa.
2016: World Wood Day, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Awards


2015: First Prize, Arts and culture for a sustainable Future, Champion World Woodcarving competition, Durban.
2015: Winner, World Wood Day Foundation competition, California.
1986: First Prize, African Art Festival, University of Zululand, KwaZulu Natal.

Links

Thami Jali

b. 1955, Lamontville, Durban.
Thami Jali is a painter, ceramicist and printmaker. As an alumni of the Rorke’s Drift Art & Craft Centre, he helped to re-establish the ceramics studio for their 2004 re-opening. Jali’s subject matter is as broad as his skill set, engaging areas from political life, dreams and the surreal, to forms from nature. 


Education


1983 - 1984: Ceramics, Natal Technikon, KwaZulu-Natal.
1981 - 1982: Rorke's Drift Art & Craft Centre, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2014: Restless Spirt, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2007: Transformation, BAT Centre - Menzi Mchunu Gallery, Durban.
1998: Ungqofo Ulalele, BAT Centre - Menzi Mchunu Gallery, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2014: Retroactive, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Art (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban.
2011: Three Parts More Harmony, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2011: Amandla, BAT Centre - Menzi Mchunu and Democratic Galleries, Durban.
2010: Amandla, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2009: A Known Heritage, Kizo Art Gallery, Umhlanga.
2004: InniBos Kunstefees, Nelspruit.
1995: Africus: Johannesburg Biennale ’95, Johannesburg
1995: 38 Essex Road, NSA Gallery, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
1994: National Arts Trust Exhibition, BAT Centre, Durban.
1992: Thupelo Workshop Exhibition, Federated Union of Black Artists (FUBA) Gallery, Johannesburg.
1991: Thupelo Workshop Exhibition, Federated Union of Black Artists (FUBA) Gallery, Johannesburg.
1990: Vulamehlo – Open Eye,  Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
1989: Five Friends, (Paul Sibisi, Mpolokeng Ramphomane, Sifiso kaMkame, Gordon Gabashane and Thami Jali), fka Natal Society of Art (NSA) Gallery, Durban.
1989: Objects of Utility, Federated Union of Black Artists (FUBA) Gallery, Johannesburg.
1988: Friends of Freedom, Federated Union of Black Artists (FUBA) Gallery, Johannesburg.
1980 - 1982: Festival of African Art, University of Zululand, Richards Bay.

Group Exhibitions (International)


1997: New Dehli Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Dehli.
1993: ART OMI, International Artists Workshop, New York.
1990: Art from South African Townships, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London.
1983: Art Communication, Indingilizi Gallery, Mbabane.

Workshops & Residencies


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

Awards


1982: First Prize - Sculpture, Festival of African Arts, University of Zululand, Richard's Bay.

Other


2017: Judge, PPC Imaginarium Awards, South Africa.
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.
1987: Pottery and sculpture teacher, Mofolo Art Centre, Soweto.
1983 - 1984: Founder, Art Communications, Natal Technikon (now Durban University of Technology).

Public collections


Campbell Collection, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.
Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.
The Constitutional Court, Johannesburg.
University of Zululand, Richard's Bay.

Sithembiso Sangweni, Thami Jali, artist on a mission, (ASAI, 2018).
Thami Jali, Recalling Community Mural Projects, (ASAI, 2018).
Jenny Stretton, Thami Jali: Restless Spirit, (ASAI, 2018; originally published in 2014 by Durban Art Gallery).
Jenny Stretton, Thami Jali talks to curator Jenny Stretton about his vision for the future, (ASAI, 2018; originally published in 2014 by Durban Art Gallery).
Bren Brophy, Terry-Anne Stevenson reflects on an artistic life shared with Thami Jali, (ASAI, 2018; originally published in 2014 by Durban Art Gallery).
Witty Nyide, Directions to find Thami Jali (ASAI, 2018; originally published in 2014 by Durban Art Gallery).

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


2012: Masters, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.
1981: Bachelor of Art, Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
1985: Higher Degree, Education, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2017: Just Painting, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth.
2016: #TheVoices, National Arts Festival, Albany Museum, Grahamstown.
2015: Art State, Gallery NOKO, Port Elizabeth.
2014: Redefinition of the status quo – collector’s edition, Gallery NOKO, Port Elizabeth.
2013: Collective 2013, artSPACE Gallery, Durban.
2012: A4 Ideas, 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 girls, Helenvale Urban Renewal Programme, Thusong Centre, Port Elizabeth.
The Sunday Times 100 year celebration public art work, Queenstown.

Links

Zamani Makhanya

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

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

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2004: Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg.
2003: The unfolding spirit, African Art Centre, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions (International)


2004: Ibuya, Maison De L’Outre-Mer, Nantes, France.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2017: Sea Level, Artspace, Durban.
2017: Rainbow Exhibition, Duotone Gallery, Cape Town.
2015: Duotone, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town.
2013: Inkunzi Emanxeba: The legacy continues…, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2011: “DON’T/PANIC", Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2005: The 5 M's Exhibition, The African Art Centre, Durban.
2004: Ties That Bind, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2003: Thwasa, 3rd Eye Vision collective, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Art Gallery, Durban.
2002: Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.
2001: Untold tales of magic: Abelumbi, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2001: Masked/Unmasked, 37 Craft Avenue, Durban.

Workshops & Residencies


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

Other


2018: Judge, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) Members' Exhibition, Durban.
1986 - 1999: Art Teacher, Ntuzuma College of Education, KwaZulu Natal.

Links

Kristin NG-Yang

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

Present: PhD, University of KwaZulu- Natal, KwaZulu-Natal.
2004: Master of Fine Art, University of KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal.
1991: Central Academy of Fine Arts (majoring in oil paint painting), Beijing. 

Solo Exhibitions

2017: Perceptions & Prejudices, The Other Room, Durban.
2016: Bird/Fish Solo Exhibition, Noeli Galley, Shanghai.
2016: Bird/Fish Solo Exhibition,National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa. 
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.
2013: Living in South Africa, Noeli Galley, Shanghai.
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, South Africa. 
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.
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
2010-2012: Rita Strong Scholarship
2001-2003: Rita Strong Scholarship

Avhashoni Mainganye

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.

Solo Exhibitions

2010: Journey, iZArte, Zutphen, Netherlands.
2008: Journey, Association for the Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2000: Coker College, North Carolina, USA.
1992:  Polokwane Art Museum, Polokwane.

Group Exhibitions


2019: The Mahlakasela collection, Henry Ponder Gallery, South Carolina.
2016: FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
2015: Art Santa Fe 2015, Sante Fe Convention Center, New Mexico.
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.
2007: 30 Years of Soweto Printmaking, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2006: Avashoni Mainganye and Sandile Zulu – New Works, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg.
2004 - 5: Soul Of Africa: Art as a Cornerstone for Development, The Development Bank of Southern Africa, Johannesburg.
2001: Golelanwali, Alliance Francais, Johannesburg. 
1995: Spring Time in Chile, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile.
1995: Africa95, Royal Academy of Arts, London.
1994: Artists for Peace, Geneva.
1989: Women, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
1988: VhaVenda / Shangaan Wood Sculptures, South African Association of Arts, Pretoria.
1987: National Museum & Gallery, Gaborone.
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.

Awards

2020: ACT Lifetime Achievement award for Visual Arts.
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.
1985: Solomon Reuben and Ann Winer Bursary.

Other


2014: Host, the Ubuntu Trust, Thohoyandou Arts & Culture Centre, Thohoyandou.
2009: Selection panel, Department of Arts and Culture's Arts & Craft Awards.
2004 - 5: Selection panel, Soul of Africa exhibition, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Johannesburg.
2001: Art teacher, printing, Feniks International 20th Anniversary, Belgium.
2000: Art teacher, painting and printing at Coker College, North Carolina
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.

Links

Dolla Sapeta

Dolla Sapeta

b. New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 1967.

Mxolisi Dolla Sapeta is a painter and writer. Dolla Sapeta explores issues of alienation and dehumanisation in the contemporary urban environment.

 

Art Education

2016: Master of Arts in Creative Writing, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
1999: Drawing Certificate, University of South Africa.
1999: Fine Arts National Diploma, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.
1998: Foundation Art Studies, Intec College. 

Solo Exhibitions

2013: Bloodline v Deadline, Storefront Art Space, Pittsfield, USA.
2013 - 2014: Midlife Colour, Atheneum Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth. 
2009: New World Other, Bell-Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2007: Detached, Bell-Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2005: Shifting Centers, Green Gallery, Grahamstown.
2000: Makwerekwere, The Nativ Kollektive Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
1998: Fragile Society, Cuyler Street Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth.

Group Exhibitions - International

2019: Nando’s and Spier Trust, 1-54 Contemporary Art Fair, London.
2014: Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity, Treviso, Italy.
2015: Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity, Rome.
2015: Map of the New Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice. 
2016: The Art of Humanity, The Pratt Institute, New York.
2014: Liminal Reclamation, Old School, New York.
2008: Frolunda Culturhus, Goteborg, Sweden.
2008: Netherlands Art Fair, Amsterdam.
2002: 4th Pan-Africanist Circle of Artists (PACA) Biennale, Lagos.

Group Exhibitions - South Africa

2018: Collective Ink, GFI Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth. 
2017: Collector’s Edition II, Gallerie Noko, Port Elizabeth.
2017: The Spier Creative Block, GFI Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth. 
2016: The Circus and the Zoo, Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town.
2015: Dialogue, William Humphrey Art Gallery, Kimberley.
2014: Here Be The Dragon, Underculture Contemporary Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
2014: Art Action with Ian von Mementry in Aid of St Francis Hospice, GIF Contemporary Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
2014: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Biennial Exhibition, The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth.
2014: A Shade of Pink, Gallerie Noko, Port Elizabeth.
2014: Xpressions: 2014 Biannual Fine Art Exhibition, ART Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
2014: 4:40, ART Gallery, Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown National Festival, Grahamstown.
2014: Food for thought, ART gallery, Port Elizabeth.
2013: ART Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
2012: National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.
2007: Bell-Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2007: Surface Tension, Heidi Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.
2003: "Window-dress puppet master versus institution chicken boy", Cuyler Street Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
2001: Pty. L.T.D., EPSAC Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth.

Workshops & Residencies

2015: “Singaphi” Environmental Public Art Community Project”, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.
2013: IS183 Berkshire Residency Program, Massachusetts.
2012: Spoken Word and Music Mamela Festival, poetry participant, The Port Elizabeth Opera House, Port Elizabeth.
2011: Storefront Projects Art Residency, Massachusetts.
2011: Art Omi international Residency program, New York.
2008: KV Konstskola, facilitated workshop, Göteborg, Sweden.
2008: Magisterelever Konst Hogskolan,  Valand Academy, Göteborg, Sweden.
2008: Bell-Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery, facilitated workshop, Cape Town.
1994-95: Gerard Sekoto annual children’s day workshop, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth.
1991-1993: NACOSA Aids Awareness workshop, Port Elizabeth.

Other

2013: Judge, ABSA L’atelier National Arts Competition, Johannesburg.
2010: Public sculpture, Donkin Reserve, Port Elizabeth.
2006: Public mosoaic, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality commission, New Brighton Township, Port Elizabeth. 
2006: The Tower, a public collaboration of mosaic design between Ayanda Mji and Mxolisi Dolla Sapeta, eMbizweni Public Square, Port Elizabeth.
2003: Judge, ABSA L’atelier National Arts Competition, Johannesburg.
2002: Co-Curator, Changing Attitudes, PACA Biennale, Pendulum Art Gallery, Lagos; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
2001: Commissioned by the Department of Road Safety to execute murals in Port Elizabeth, Graaf Reinet and Uitenhage.
1999: Co-executed a monumental wall at the Grand Hotel, Port Elizabeth.
1996: Commissioned by the Department of Health, Aids Awareness mural, Brista House building, Port Elizabeth.

Collections

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.
Pan African Circle of Artists (PACA), Enugu, Nigeria.
Omi International Art Centre, New York, USA.

Links

 

Louise Almon

b. 1958, Port St. Johns, South Africa; lives in Kalk Bay.
Louise Almon is a painter who studied art at Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town. She was a founder member of the Imvaba Arts Association and worked from the Lilian Road Studios in Johannesburg for fifteen years. Her paintings are figurative with expressive qualities.

Education


1977 – 1980: Bachelor of Arts, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1975 – 1976: School of Fine Art, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2017: Present in Absence, Candice Berman Gallery, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2017: Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg.
2016: Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg.
2016: That Art Fair, The Palms, Cape Town.
2016: KKNK Arts Festival, Candice Berman Gallery,  Oudtshoorn
2015: Turbine Art Fair, Candice Berman Gallery, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg.
2015: Cache III, In Toto Gallery, Johannesburg.
2014: Turbine Art Fair, Candice Berman Gallery, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg.
2014: Hodgins House, Johannesburg.
2012: In Toto Gallery, Johannesburg
2010: Decade, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg.
2009: Lilian Road Studios, Johannesburg.
2009: Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
2008: Cuyler Street Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
2007: Stewart Gallery, Johannesburg.
2006: Stewart Gallery, Johannesburg.
2005: Generations, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg.
2002: Facets, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs @ Bamboo, Johannesburg.
2002: Allsorts, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs @ Bamboo, Johannesburg.
2002: Canvas and Clay, Admiralty Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
1998: King George VI Art Gallery, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
1997: Pro Arte exhibition, Robertson.
1989: Imvaba Arts Exhibition, Korsten Trade Union Offices, Port Elizabeth.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2016: START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London.
2002: Contemporary South African Art, London.
2010: Myerson Art, London.
1990: Zabalaza Arts Festival, London.
1990: Art from South Africa,  Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

Residencies


2012: Cite International des Arts, Paris.

Public Works


1994 – 1996: Aids murals, commissioned in Port Elizabeth
1991: The Worker and Yellow CraneNelson Mandela Metropolitan University permanent collection, Port Elizabeth.
1991: Memories of 1985, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University permanent collection, Port Elizabeth.
1985: Mural for Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU).
1985: COSATU emblem.
1985 – 1994: Various murals and banners as part of the  Imvaba Arts Mural Grouper. (These are now part of the Mayibuye Collection of the University of the Western Cape, housed at the Robben Island Museum.)

Links


http://www.louisealmon.co.za/

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 and Teaching


2011: Advanced apprenticeship training, Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2011: Velobala Mentorship Programme, Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2011: Drawing and painting teacher, BAT Centre, Durban.
2010: Visual Arts Residency Program, BAT Centre, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2020: COMFORT, BKhz, Johannesburg.
2018: Ukumisa Insika, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions (International)


2019: To Find Me, PilippZollinger Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2019: the head the hand, Blank Projects, Cape Town.
2017: Looking After Freedom, Michealis gallery, Cape Town.
2017: FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg.
2016: FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg.
2015: Members exhibition, KwaZulu-Natal Society of the Arts (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban.
2015: Blowing in the wind, KwaZulu-Natal Society of the Arts (KZNSA) Gallery, 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, KwaZulu-Natal Society of the Arts (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban.
2013: Misconception, Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2013: Art Eye Gallery, Johannesburg.
2013: Margate Art Museum, Margate.
2013: African Art Centre, Durban.
2012: Velobala exhibition, Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2012: ABSA L’atelier competition, Art Space Gallery, Durban.
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.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2020: The Medium is the Message, Unit London, London.
2018: In residence: Joey Chin & Buhle Wonder Mbambo, The Art House, Wakefield, United Kingdom.
2016: Bremer Burgerschaft, Bremen Parliament, Germany.
2012: Städtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany.

Public Art Projects


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

Workshops


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

Commissions


Nandos commission.
Colgate commission.

Collections


Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
Art Eye Gallery, Johannesburg.
Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa.

Wonder Buhle's work is also included in private collections in Austria, Switzerland and the USA.

Mandisa Buthelezi

b. Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, 1991

Mandisa Buthelezi’s work as a photographer and film director explores identity and spirituality within rural cultures of KwaZulu-Natal. Informed by a commitment to the value of respectfully-produced archives, Buthelezi’s art practice catalogues and preserves aspects of African culture.

Education


2016: Incubation Programme, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg.
2011: National Diploma, Construction management & quantity surveying, Durban University of Technology, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2016: Social Justice Through The Lens, Breakaway Café, Cape Town.
2016: Ngale, KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA), Durban.
2014: Regarding Otherwhere?, KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA), Durban.
2014: Have we been heard?, Durban International Convention Centre, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2017: Anomalies, Semaphore Gallery of African Contemporary Art, Neuchâtel.
2016: AMANDLA! South African Women’s Photographers, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao.

Awards & Residencies


2019: Grant Recipient, National Arts Council of South Africa, (for UBhuku LukaMenzi).
2017 : Grant Recipient, National Arts Council of South Africa, (for Izwi Lami).
2017: Runner up, Open Society Foundation Social Justice Through the Lens Competition, Open Society Foundation for South Africa.
2016: Runner Up, Social Justice Through The Lens Photography Competition, Open Society Foundation for South Africa.
2016: Photography Residency, Studio Vortex, Marseille.

Links

Paul Sibisi

b. 1948, Umkhumbane, Durban.
A former student at Rorke’s Drift, long-serving art teacher and seasoned political and cultural activist, Paul Sibisi has been an influential figure in Durban’s art scene for decades. His paintings and prints provide cutting commentary on social injustice, with an emphasis on the affirmation of dignity of ordinary people. His aesthetic is both expressive and graphic, realist and poetic.

Gavin Younge, Art of the South African Townships, (Thames & Hudson London, 1988 ), 18-25, 72-75

 

E.J De Jager, Images of Man: Contemporary SA Black Art & Artists, (Ciskei: Fort Hare University Press in association with Fort Hare Foundation, 1992 ), 26-33

 

Hayden Proud, ReVisions: Expanding the Narrative of South African Art, (UNISA Press Pretoria, 2006), 250-251

 


Education and Training


1987: Art Education and Graphic Techniques, Fircraft College, Birmingham.
1973 - 74: ELC Art and Craft Centre, Rorke’s Drift, KwaZulu-Natal.
1968: Ndaleni Art School, KwaZulu-Natal.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2003: Revisiting Myself, African Art Centre, Durban.
1981: Exhibition, African Art Centre, Durban.
1973: Exhibition, Bojo Gallery, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions (International)


1987: My People are Our People, Anderson O'Day Gallery, London.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2016: Beyond Binaries, Durban Art Gallery and KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2006: ReVisions, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2002: Abelumbi: Untold tales of magic, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
1990 - 19991: Art from South Africa South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1989: Five Friends (Paul Sibisi, Mpolokeng Ramphomane, Sifiso kaMkame, Gordon Gabashane and Thami Jali), fka Natal Society of Arts (NSA), Durban.
1987: Exhibition, Paul Mikula and Associates, Durban.
1986: Contemporary African Art: Selected works from the Pelmama Permanent Art Collection, Gallery 21, Johannesburg.
1985: Tributaries, Africana Museum in Progress, Johannesburg.
1984: Weddings — members exhibition, fka Natal Society of Arts (NSA), Durban.
1984: African Arts Festival, University of Zululand, Kwadlangezwa.
1983: African Arts Festival University of Zululand, Kwadlangezwa.
1982: African Arts Festival University of Zululand, Kwadlangezwa.
1982: My environment — members exhibition, fka Natal Society of Arts (NSA), Durban.
1981: Members exhibition, fka Natal Society of Arts (NSA), Durban.
1981: Exhibition of Black Art as Represented in the Campbell Collections of the University of Natal, Durban.
1981: African Arts Festival, University of Zululand, Kwadlangezwa.
1981: Haenggi Foundation National Art Competition Exhibition, Gallery 21, Johannesburg.
1980: African Arts Festival University of Zululand, Kwadlangezwa.
1980: Members exhibition, fka Natal Society of Arts (NSA), Durban.
1976: Urban African Art, Norman Dunn Gallery, Hilton.
1974: Annual Exhibition, University of Fort Hare, Alice.
1974: Exhibition (with Vuminkosi Zulu), fka Natal Society of Arts (NSA), Durban.
1973: Art SA Today, Durban Art Museum, Durban.
1973: Black Expo, African Art Centre, Durban.
1970: Annual Exhibition, University of Fort Hare.
1968: Exhibition, Metropolitan Church Hall, Pietermaritzburg.

Group Exhibitions (International)


1990 - 19991: Art from South Africa, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.
1982: International Print Biennale, Bradford.
1984: International Print Biennale, Bradford.
1982: Art Toward Social Development: An Exhibition of SA Art, National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone.

Awards, Fellowships and Grants


1987: Fellowship, British council.
1984: Grant, Operation Crossroads Africa.
1981: First Prize, Art on the Mole '81 Competition.
1981: Fourth Prize, Haenggi Foundation National Art Competition.
1980: Third Prize, Art on the Mole '80 Competition.
1973: Graphic art award, Black Expo '73.
1973 - 1974: Bursary, South African Institute of Race Relations, (for study at ELC Art and Craft Centre, Rorke’s Drift).
1970: Award, University of Fort Hare Art Exhibition.
1968: Bursary, Department of Bantu Education, (for study at Ndaleni Art School).

Teaching


1975 - 77: Art Teacher, Kwathambo Combined School, Amanzimtoti & Mzuvele High School, KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal.
1969 - 71: Art Teacher, Applebosch Training College, Oswatini, KwaZulu-Natal.

Commissions


1986: Portfolio for Natal Performing Arts Council (NAPAC) - now The Playhouse Company.

Collections


Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
Killie Campbell Collection, Durban.
Norval Foundation, Cape Town.
Pelmama Art Collection
University of Fort Hare, Alice.
University of Zululand, Richards Bay.

Brenton Maart, Paul Sibisi and the Art of Protest, (ASAI, 2018).
Kolodi Senong, The visual narratives of Paul Sibisi,(ASAI, 2018).

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. He continues to chronicle his environment, frequently tackling issues concerning violence and violence inflicted upon women. 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 Teaching


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 (South Africa)


2004: The African Art Centre, Durban.
2003: Association of Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town.
2002: The African Art Centre, Durban.
2000: The African Art Centre, Durban.
1996: Me and My Conscience, BAT Centre, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2019: Winter Group Exhibition, Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg.
2016: Beyond Binaries, Essence Festival, International Convention Centre, Durban; Durban Art Gallery.
2007: Exhibition for ‘Revisions’ book, African Art Centre, Durban.
2006: Renault selected artists
2004: Exhibition of oil pastels, African Art Centre, Durban.
2004: Ties that Bind, The Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2003: Veterans of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2002: Untold Tales of Magic – Abelumbi, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2001: Fundraising exhibition, Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town.
1999: Exhibition with with Percy Konqobe, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
1999: Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn.
1999: Emergence, Durban Art Gallery, Durban; Standard Bank National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.
1990: Faith and Trust, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
1990: Thupelo group show, Federated Union of Black Artists (FUBA) Gallery, Johannesburg.
1988: The Neglected Tradition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
1988: Three-person exhibition, Grassroots Gallery, Westville, KwaZulu-Natal.
1987: Clermont Art Society group exhibition, Clermont Hall, Clermont, Durban.
1987: Exhibition, Paul Mikula and Associates, Durban.
1987: African Arts Festival, University of Zululand, Kwadlangezwa.
1986: Community Arts Workshop group exhibition, Café Génévè, Durban.
1986: Artists Against Conscription, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (international)


2007: Best of African Design: 100% Zulu, Oxo Gallery, London.
1997: Lifetimes: Kunst aus dem sudlichen Afrika, Out of Africa festival, Munich.
1996: Common and Uncommon Ground, South African Art to Atlanta, City Gallery East, Atlanta.
1995: Rise with the Sun, Winnipeg.
1993: Icroci del Sud: Affinities - Contemporary South African Art, 45th Venice Biennale, Venice.
1990: Art from South Africa, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Oxford.

Awards


1987: UZ African Arts festival first prize for drawing

Collections


Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
The Campbell Collections of the University of Natal, Durban.
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.
University of Zululand, Richards Bay.
Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
Quest International.
Mobil Oil Collection.
SASOL Art Collection.
The Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle.
Cape Provincial Library.
Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg.
UNISA Art Collection, Pretoria.

Links

Sithembiso Sangweni, African Phoenix: Sfiso ka-Mkame, then and now, (ASAI, 2018).
Mario Pissarra, Sfiso Ka-Mkame: Charting his own course, (ASAI, 2018; originally published in 2003 for the Africa Centre in London).
Mario Pissarra, Resilience and empathy: Sfiso Ka-Mkame at the AVA, (ASAI, 2018; originally published in 2003 for ArtThrob).
Mario Pissarra, Affirmations of humanity: Sfiso Ka-Mkame’s dialogues with himself, (ASAI, 2016).

Mthobisi Maphumulo

b. 1988, Imfume, Durban, South Africa.
Mthobisi Maphumulo is a Durban-based artist and the founder of the Amasosha Art Movement, a collective of young artists working in the city. He uses oil pastel and monoprint, making figurative imagery that is critical of capitalist social structures, like race and class. Using symbolism and layered titling, his works reflect on South Africa’s unequal economy, emphasising the social and psychological effects of dispossession and impoverishment.

Art Education


2015: Certificate in The Business of Art, Curate.A.Space, Durban.
2013: Printmaking Workshop, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2012: Certificate in Mural making, Bremen.
2010: Certificate in Visual Art, BAT Centre, Durban.
2011: Certificate, Velobala weekend art classes, African Art Centre, Durban.

Group  Exhibitions (South Africa)


2019: Articulate Africa, A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town.
2018: Thupelo International workshop exhibition, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.
2017: From the horse’s mouth, Ebony gallery, Cape Town.
2017: Members group exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2016: Beyond binaries, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2016: Essence Festival, ICC, Durban.
2016: 20 Years Later: A Fresh Look at the Bill of Rights, African Art Centre, Durban.
2016: Invisible, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2015: Lessons, Nedbank, Durban.
2015: Joburg fringe, ArtsonMain, Johannesburg.
2015: After Winter, Henry George Gallery, Johannesburg.
2015: Fresh produce, Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg.
2015: Digital art, BAT Centre, Durban.
2015: Blowing Minds, University of the Free State gallery, Bloemfontein; KZNSA gallery, Durban.
2015: Transformation, Incubation, Activation, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2014: Reflection, BAT Centre, Durban.
2014: Ababhemu, 8 Morrison Street, Durban; Grahamstown Art Festival, Grahamstown.
2014: Hilton Art Festival, Durban.
2014: Bobathathu June 16 exhibition, Sushi Corner, Durban.
2014: Awe, What you say about what?, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2014: Twenty/20 - A clear vision, Growing the Mandela Legacy, Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria.
2014: Emerging Eyes, African Art Centre, Durban.
2013: Group Exhibition, The Collective art gallery, Durban.
2013: Group Exhibition, Wushwini Art and Culture Heritage Centre, Durban.
2012: Contemporary Voices, African Art Centre, Durban.
2011: Izikhwepha Zethu, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2011: Don’t Panic, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2010: Group Exhibition, BAT Centre, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2018: 7th International Biennial pastel exhibition, Nowy Sącz, Poland.

Amasosha collective exhibitions


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

Public Art Projects


2010: Mosaic at Sakhithemba Centre, KwaZulu-Natal.
2011: Mural of Inqola noseyili at photography exhibition by Zoro Xaba, Durban.
2011: Renewal of BAT Centre Mural, Durban.
2011: Waterfall Mural, Victoria Market bridge (for Don’t panic exhibition), Durban.
2012: Mural in Concordia-Tunnel, Bremen, Germany.

Collections


Nandos Art Collection, Southern Africa.
Amazwi Contemporary Art, Michigan.
Leiterin der stadtischen Galerie, Bremen.
Durban Art Gallery collection, Durban.
Bertha Foundation collection, International.
Deborra Patta private collection, South Africa.
Kevin Mabanga private collection, South Africa.

Awards


2015: Most promising artist, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.

Other


2012: Facilitator at Wushwini Art and Culture Heritage, Art in school Project, Durban.

 

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”.