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A letter to my 22-year-old self

11 November 2018

“I’m 22. I’ve just graduated. Here is my qualification, but I don’t know where to go. I don’t know who to reach out to that can lead me in good faith in the industry. How do I reach out? To whom? I feel alone.”
“In 2011, I had days where I would sleep without food and had to go to school with a grumbling stomach (if I had money for the taxi fare). My concentration levels were impaired, I couldn’t tell anyone, because I was afraid to ask for help. Also, I felt ashamed of my situation. I failed my first year due to my poor decision-making that was driven by hunger and a lack of help.”
– Banele Khoza
A letter to my 22-year-old self is a response of help to young creatives who find themselves alone in their hour of need. Khoza has asked a number of artists and friends in his network to donate artworks, accompanied by a letter to their 22-year-old selves and other influential practitioners. The proceeds raised by the artworks in this show will be used in aid of a foundation that Khoza wants to build in support of art education and basic needs for young creatives.

Participating: Heidi Fourie, Tatenda Chidora, Andile Buka, Ed Young, Nina Torr, Alexandra Karakashian, Mia Chaplin, Bright Ackwerh, Vusi Beauchamp, Banele Khoza x Zanele Muholi, Dale Lawrence, Nelson Makamo, Dylan Graham, Lady Skollie, Oliver Mayhew, Leanne Olivier, Ilandi Barkhuizen, Sifiso Mkhabela, Justin Dingwall, Colbert Mashile, Estelle Dry, Bernard Brand, Selwyn Steyn, Nicolene Ndelu, Brooklyn J Pakathi, Nikki Zakkas, Manyatsa Monyamane, Lemeeze Davids, Matt Hazell, Mofatt Takadiwa, Diane Victor, Gordon Froud, Mikhael Subotzky, Lesedi Mothoagae.


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A Retrospective Exhibition - Selected Paintings by Harold Voigt from 1972 to 2019

Participating: Harold Voigt

Opening: Thursday 27 June 2019 at 18:00 - 20 July 2019

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