The Springs Art Gallery launched the collective art exhibition uMsizi noPende last Saturday.
Ten young people from Ekurhuleni have their art on display in the gallery until April 28.
“The exhibition features original works, resulting from a series of workshops designed to provide professional development to local artists presented by Isthuli Sasengweni Arts & Crafts Organisation,” explained Thabo Sekoaila, curator of visual arts at the gallery.
A team of professional artists supervised the group during a skill-sharing workshop.
The exhibition will be curated by Mlamuli Zulu, a contemporary visual artist and winner of the 2017 Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards.
“These youngsters are all very talented and I can’t wait to see more of them in the future.
“We also appreciate their parents who trusted us to teach them during the two-day workshop,” Zulu said.
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The workshop took place from March 2 to 4 at the Emthonjeni daycare center in Tsakani.
Thando Madi (23) from Alberton was the big winner after mentors judged the young artists’ work.
Mentors challenged them to create something that represents mind, body and soul.
Madi painted a woman breastfeeding her child.
“My mom once told me about some issues she had with breastfeeding in public.
“To me, it speaks to women and how they can be treated negatively to care for their children.
“It’s just not right,” Madi said.
Other artists featured in the exhibition are Thamsanga Mfuphi, Mpho Monyatso, Zwelakhe Ngobese, Luvuyo Dlova, Tebogo Mokoena, Thato Montshiwagae, Lehlohonolo Dlamini, Thandiwe Kumalo and Sibusiso Mabena.
The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for public viewing.
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