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Wednesday, March 29, 2017


(Wood cut print by Sthenjwa Luthuli)

The next meeting of the North Coast Artists will take place on April 8 and the theme will be Creative Collaboration:

89 photographs from the Ballito Photo Club will be available to NCA members who are willing to participate in the collaboration. The photos selected are to be used as inspiration for artwork.

There will be an art demonstration from Sthenjwa Luthuli featuring design on wood cuts.

Sthenjwa Luthuli was born in Botha’s Hill and in 2010 he joined the BAT Centre visual art classes which familiarized him with the industry of art and encouraged him to further explore and develop his creativity.

In 2011 Luthuli enrolled for the Velobala Saturday art classes hosted by the African art Centre at the Durban University of Technology. The classes offer visual art instruction and fine arts education to young creative artists located away from the traditional urban clusters of arts infrastructure. As a result of his dedication and commitment and overt talent he was selected to further take part in the Velobala mentorship program in 2012. The mentorship program exposed him to a more extensive program of visual Art in a formal environment, together with the students of department of fine art at the Durban University of Technology. He was mentored by Themba Shibase, artist and fine lecturer at the Department of fine art at the Durban University of Technology.

Luthuli is inspired by a number of artists including, wangechi Mutu, Owusu Ankomah and Yinka Shonibare. Since 2011 he has participated in a number of group exhibitions in KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg, in 2012, he further participated in various exhibitions in Bremen, Germany, and completed a mural project in the Concordia Tunnel, which runs along the collections and in the international collection of the Leiterin der stadtischen Galerie in Bremen.

“My work is to tell stories using human figure silhouettes and motifs to create work that is both beautiful and compelling, yet alluding to the complexities of the world based on how I view the world. I believe that, the way we live our lives should be more spiritual connected to our ancestral ways,” he explains.

The North Coast Artists meeting takes place on April 8 from 09h00 to 12 noon at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament Hall, 2 Newport Avenue, Virginia, Durban North. (Entrance just after Danville High School).

For more information contact June Worsley on email: or phone 032 946 3771 / 084 7511432 or 031 572 6002 / 082 771 5374