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Monday, June 24, 2019


(“Buildings” – painting by Derrick Nxumalo)

A fundraiser for the Phansi Ubuntu Art Museum will take place on June 29, 2019.

Durban architect Paul Mikula founded the Phansi Ubuntu Art Museum in 2005, in the former home of Esther Roberts, one of Durban’s iconic Freedom Fighters and Social Anthropologists.

The house and the outbuildings have been the nurturing ground of many artists and architects who went on to contribute significantly to the cultural tapestry of South Africa. This collection is now recognised as a national asset and is visited by thousands annually.

KZN based artists were invited to re-interpret, in a medium of their choice, the Phansi Museum space. The final artworks will be sold in an effort to raise funds for the Museum, allowing people to go home with something created locally in support of Phansi's mission to preserve Indigenous artifacts and knowledge.

(Right: “The General” by Lee Scott Hempson)

Participating artists include Bronwen Findlay, Grace Kotze, Lee Scott Hempson, Pam Benporath, Catherine Stempowski, Lorraine Wilson, Camilla Kinnear, Dina Cormick, John Roome, Garth Walker, Louise Torr, Daryl Houghton, Dane Stops, Karla Nixon, Hermine Coleman, Cameron Platter, Derrick Nxumalo, Elliott Mkhize, Sfiso ka Mkame, Maggie Matthews, Pascale Chandler, Nindya Bucktowur, Nikhil Tricam, Lara Mellon,  Hlengiwe Dube, Kay Smart, Jannie van Heerden, Sibusiso Duma, Jo Anne Kuter, Anthea Martin, Jane Bedford, Jenny Pudifin, Mariek Petzer, Joseph Manana, Nicole Pletts, Pascale Chandler, Neith Moore, and Anne Cleveland.

Entrance R100, R400 an artwork.

Phansi Ubuntu Art Museum is situated at 500 Esther Roberts Road in Glenwood, Durban.

For more information contact Anthea Martin or on 082 828 0211.