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Sunday, November 27, 2016


Deadline: December 15, 2016

The African Art Centre is calling on young artists interested in expanding their creative skills to enrol for the Velobala Fine Art or Jewellery Design classes during year 2017.

The Velobala Programme is an African Art Centre Development Project that offers formal art classes to young talented black artists who do not have the financial means to enrol for tertiary-level art training. Initiated in 1994, this African Art Centre programme is an ongoing commitment to facilitate exploration of different mediums for young talented artists, including ceramics, drawing, painting, jewellery and printmaking. This project is supported by the Durban University of Technology’s Department of Fine Art and Jewellery Design.

During its 22 years of support, Velobala has produced a number of well-known KwaZulu-Natal artists within the Visual Art and Jewellery design sector, including Gabisile Nkosi, Witty Nyide, Lalelani Mbhele, Siphiwe Zulu, Gloria Mbhele, Malibongwe Shangase, Major Ndlovu, Sthenjwa Luthuli, Mabusi Ntuli, Mthobisi Maphumulo and Zakhele Hlabisa.

Interested applicants must bring five to ten examples of their most recent work for evaluation to the African Art Centre Gallery at 94 Florida Road in Morningside, Durban. This should be accompanied by a photocopy of their ID or Birth Certificate. Spaces are limited.

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2016, and successful applicants will be notified before the end of January 2017 and the programme officially begins in February 2017.

For more details contact the African Art Centre on 031 303 4634 or email