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Thursday, April 25, 2024


 Kwasukasukela – Once Upon a Time

by Ande Magoso and Sibusiso Mthembu

Patrons are invited to the openings of Kwasukasukela – Once Upon a Time, a duo exhibition by Sibusiso Mthembu and Ande Magoso, and Undying Faces by Michelle Stewart on Friday May 3 from 17h30.

 (Ande Magoso & Sibusiso Mthembu. Pics supplied)


Magoso’s paintings are rooted in land, both mythical and real, and in history and stories. In contrast, Mthembu’s ceramic sculpture is light, of the air and of daydreams. Both artists use rare forms of expression in their chosen mediums.

Early in life, Magoso found that drawing and painting shifted his focus to another realm, and as a young artist he was interested in the emotional responses of other people to his work.

Mthembu’s approach is more pragmatic; he always had a dream of making a living with his hands. The mythological elements of his ceramic work draw on the tradition of Josephine Ghesa and harkens forward; his imagined animals seem to have their eyes on the future.

Excerpt from text by Kirsten Miller

The exhibition runs from May 3 to 19, 2024.

You are invited to a walkabout with the artists on Saturday May 11 at 11h00

The KZNSA - KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts - is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban. Phone 031 277 1705 or visit