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Saturday, February 1, 2014


(Beaded Peacock necklace by Doris Mwelswe)

Emerging Eyes – Qal’ukubona #3 is an exhibition just opened at the African Art Centre. It showcases the work of new artists who attended The Business of Art courses presented by Curate.a.Space and sponsored by the National Arts Council. This course is targeted at artists who make art but need the skills and contacts to enter the Art World.

The exhibition consists of works by unknown and exciting names in photography, drawing, sculpture and beadwork. For many, this will be their first exhibition whilst others have been in the art scene for some time but have used the courses to professionalise their practice in relation to marketing, creating a portfolio and further their contacts and opportunities in the art world.

The workshops have been held at Durban venues such as the African Art Centre and Phansi Museum as well as Beautiful Things in Eshowe. This presents an exciting opportunity for the viewer to discover new artists and to support emerging talent.

The African Art Centre is situated at 94 Florida Road, Morningside. More information from the Director, Sharon Crampton, or the Development Officer, Nozipho Zulu, on 031 312 3805 or email or visit