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Tuesday, May 28, 2019


The KZNSA Gallery is currently hosting the Ikhono Lasenatali exhibition and the third and last walkabout with exhibiting artists Sthenjwa Luthuli and Nhlakanipho Mkhize, takes place tomorrow (May 29, 2019) at 10h00.

Ikhono Lasenatali is a ‘labour of love’ project initiated by Prof Sir Zanele Muholi who took it upon themselves to celebrate a constituency of young artists based in Durban. Curators are Thobeka Bhengu and Bajabulile Dhlamini Education Officer: Phindile Madlala Videographer: Wendy Khumalo and Lindeka Qampi Videographer/Editor: Lebo Mashifane

Sthenjwa Luthuli was born in Botha’s Hill, Durban, in 1991 and attended iDelani Lower Primary school. In 2010 he joined the BAT Centre visual art classes and says that these familiarized him with the art industry as a profession, 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 (DUT). The Velobala classes offer visual art instruction and fine art education to young creative black artists located away from the traditional urban clusters of the art infrastructure.  As a result of his dedication, commitment and overt talent, he was selected to further take part in the Velobala Mentorship Programme in 2012. Here he was exposed to a more extensive programme in a formal environment, together with the students of the Department of Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology. Luthuli was mentored by Themba Shibase, artist and fine art lecturer at DUT.

Luthuli is inspired by a number of artists including, Edward Hopper, Gerald Sekoto, Ephraim Ngatane, Osuwa Nkomo and Yinka Shonibare. Since 2011 he has participated in a number of group exhibitions in KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg and in 2012, he participated in an exhibition in Bremen, Germany, where he completed a mural project in the Concordia Tunnel on the Schwachhauser highway, Bremen. His work is represented in a number of private and corporate collections and in the international collection of the Leiterin der Stadtischen Galerie in Bremen, Germany. In 2017 Luthuli was placed runner up in the Sasol New Signatures competition.

Nhlakanipho Mkhize was born in 1993 at Umbumbulu on the KZN South Coast. Mkhize is a graphic design student at the Durban University of Technology and works as a full-time practicing artist. He is also a member of Amasosha Art Movement, a collective of young Durban artists that promotes hard work and solidarity amongst artist.
Mkhize’s work questions the legacy of imperialism in post-apartheid South Africa, and how it has reshaped community culture. He questions the social engineering imposed on indigenous people, and how it has shifted them from their indigenous values. Mkhize is a multimedia artist, who specializes in painting, drawing, and sculpture to express his intellectual ideas.

The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1705, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit