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Sunday, September 6, 2009


(Pic: Work by Sifiso KaMkame)

Kizo Gallery presents works by Sifiso KaMkame, Zamani Makhanya, Thami Jali and Lindelani Ngwenya.

Curated by Nathi Gumede and running at the Kizo Gallery at Gateway is A known Heritage, a visual art exhibition that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of KwaZulu-Natal.

The participating artists - Sifiso KaMkame, Zamani Makhanya, Thami Jali and Lindelani Ngwenya - are all important assets of the province and have contributed extensively to the arts industry in South Africa. They all share the same sentiments about their commitment to the province; work in the same studio and have been friends, colleagues and mentors for many years. Their pre-occupation and love of KZN and its heritage is a recurring theme that runs through all of their works despite the very marked differences in preferred styles and mediums. Works will range from delicate and intricate wire sculptures to oil pastels and prints.

Whilst KZN has been recognized as a source of exceptional artistic talent many artists have chosen to leave the province in search of greater opportunities. A Known Heritage will showcase a unique breed of artists who, despite being internationally recognized, have made the decision to live and work in KZN. The exhibition aims to recognize the talent, commitment and experience that has made them such an integral part of the KZN visual arts industry.

A known Heritage runs until September 30 in the Upstairs Gallery at Kizo Art Gallery at Gateway.

For more information contact Nathi on 031 566 4322 or or visit