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Monday, January 25, 2021


Featured on the KZN Gallery’s online gallery this week are artists Hlengiwe Dube and Vuyolwethu Ndakisa.

(Left: Beaded peacock collar necklace / titanium by Hlengiwe Dube)

Hlengiwe Dube is a KwaZulu-Natal based artist who specialises in beadwork and woven telephone wire platters. Her intricate designs and use of contemporary colour palettes elevates her traditional craft to world renown design. She has exhibited all over South Africa and abroad in Australia, Germany, USA, France and Brazil.

The Preciosa glass bead necklace handcrafted by Hlengiwe Dube is 35 x 30cm and costs R855.00, tax included.

(Right: “The Faces I Put On, On Different Occasions” #6 by Vuyolwethu Ndakisa)

Vuyolwethu Ndakisa is concerned with the everyday life of South African women and the home. She is interested in everyday objects and their underlying meaning, and uses fabric and stitching as well as sculpture and photography as mediums. Much of the work is text-based and presents itself as an installation referencing significant rituals. Ndakisa mounted her first solo exhibition, Siyaqhuba, at the KZNSA as part of the Young Artist Project.

The Faces I Put On, On Different Occasions” #6 featured above is made of terracotta clay and glaze and measures 19 x 18 cm. The price is R7,667.00, tax included.

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