Sarojani Naidoo

Sarojani Naidoo is a fibre artist who uses materials such as wool, fabric, acrylic paint and canvas to communicate her views about nature and spirituality. Although fibre art is a form of fine art that has its roots in old craft practices like weaving, quilting, embroidery and tapestry making, in contemporary times it is more... Continue Reading →

HITEN BAWA

Hiten Bawa, an architect and artist, is passionate about both his careers. Even so, he concedes that he prefers art; that being an artist is "a part of his nature that he cannot suppress or run away from". Bawa, who is profoundly deaf and lives with bilateral cochlear implants, challenges our preconceived notions about people... Continue Reading →

NABEEHA MOHAMED

Nabeeha Mohamed's bold, colourful paintings feature a graphic simplicity that belies the depth of meaning they contain. She uses everyday items like flowers, jewellery, and cigarettes to explore ideas about privilege, identity and consumerism. In describing her art, Mohamed says her work can be labeled as Bad Painting.  A style of painting which aims to... Continue Reading →

SHENAZ MAHOMED

While hand cut paper is not a commonly used medium in art, it has become a signature of Shenaz Mohamed's multi media artworks. Her intricately hand cut designs on paper, echo those found in Islamic architecture, decorative items and manuscripts. The artwork of this young artist deals with her own experiences of being a Muslim... Continue Reading →

AVITHA SOOFUL

Avitha Sooful is an artist, activist and an academic who has worked in the professional environment of the visual arts in South Africa for most of her career. She studied art during the tumultuous years when the University of Durban-Westville (UDW) was a place of student uprisings, political turmoil and brutal police repression. Her committment to the anti-apartheid... Continue Reading →

Ranjith Kally

Photographs are such a huge part of our lives now days that we take them for granted -we capture images of our food, our pet's antics and other memories every single day. In the 1940's and 50's cameras were a rarity especially for Indian families and important milestones were usually captured in a studio. A... Continue Reading →

AMITA MAKAN

Amita Makan is an artist who wields a needle as skillfully as she uses a paintbrush. This  is evident in the embroidered portrait, Loose Ends: A Story about my Mother, featured above.  Makan has exhibited her beautifully detailed work in several solo and group exhibitions in South Africa and internationally. Her art can be found in many... Continue Reading →

RESHMA CHHIBA

Reshma Chhiba is a visual artist and an accomplished Bharata Natyam dancer who finds creative expression in both artforms. Visitors entering the FNB Slow Lounge at King Shaka Airport in Durban may recognise Chhiba's photographic work Kali Tandava hung in the entrance. She is also the Creative Director of the Sarvavidya Natyaalaya, an organisation that teaches... Continue Reading →

ANDREW NAIR

Andrew Nair is an artist whose ability to create incredibly detailed photo-realistic images using a humble pencil is remarkable, as is evident in the featured drawing above titled Home Alone.  Nair has exhibited his work in many exhibitions and his drawings are part of several collections, including that of the Tatham Gallery and Durban Art... Continue Reading →

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