Running at the KZNSA Gallery, Messages from the Soul is an exhibition of artwork by the Amasosha Art Movement, a collective of 14 emerging young artists working in and around Durban.
Amasosha is a Zulu word meaning 'soldiers' - people who have patience and courage, and who work hard in unison, fighting to the end. As such, the collective describes itself as a group of young artists, united to form a movement that encourages local artists to work together as a unit, growing together and helping each other develop technical and professional skills needed in the contemporary art world.
The collective works toward a shared vision of shaping each other in terms of ideas, sharing skills in the construction of work and creating art that dialogues across different cultures and brings into focus often neglected stories of society.
Featured artists are Mondli Mbhele; Major Ndlovu; Andile Maphumulo; Sihle Mthimkhulu; Khulekani Mkhize; Mthobisi Maphumulo; Mabusi Ntuli; Nhlakanipho Ndimande; Nhlakanipho Mkhize; Mlamuli Mkhwanazi; Thalente Khomo; Zwakele Gazu, and Mbijane Sibisi.
This is a project of the KZNSA Social Art Programme, funded by the National Lotteries Commission.
The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1703, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit www.kznsagallery.co.za