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Thursday, May 16, 2019


(Banele Khoza)

Alliance Française de Durban and The Durban Art Gallery will present Seeking Love – a solo exhibition by 2017 Gerard Sekoto award winner Banele Khoza which opens at the Durban Art Gallery on May 21, 2019.

This collection of work reflects the complex nature of love, how important it is to acknowledge the heart’s desires and to also learn self-love – which he wants people to walk away from the exhibition thinking about.

“This exhibition is an open love letter to whoever is watching or reading my work – also to God/All/The universe. I am confessing that I am ready, and I am letting go of the search,” explains Banele Khoza.

Khoza (1994) is a Swazi-born and South African-based visual artist. He first enrolled at the London International School of Fashion in Pretoria, but soon realized his passion was in the Fine Arts realm. He holds a B-Tech in Fine Arts from Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria. In 2017, he won the prestigious Gerard Sekoto Award and with it a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

Free walkabout with the artist will take place on May 22 from 10h00 until noon. This will be an opportunity for the public to view the art, learn about the creative process and the intention of the artwork.

Seeking Love runs at the Durban Art Gallery from May 21 until June 21, 2019.

The Durban Art Gallery (DAG) – entrance opposite The Playhouse -  is open seven days a week: Monday to Saturday: 08h30 to 16h00; Sunday and Public Holidays: 11h00 to 15h45.  Entry is free and all are welcome! For more info, contact the Gallery on 031 311 2264 / 9 or (weekdays).

Alliance Française de Durban is situated in a lovely eco-friendly building with garden and parking in Windermere. Their activities include French, isiZulu and Portuguese courses of various levels and French-themed events and socio-cultural activities. They also have a restaurant on site. For more information contact 031 312 9582.