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Nwansati wa matimba a nga heli mongo (A strong woman never gives up)

7 November 2018 - 28 November 2018

In this exhibition Phillemon Hlungwani returns to the etching press which is his first love and whose arcane and ancient skills he has mastered like no other – He also reprises a theme which is seminal to understanding who he is as a person and thence as an artist.
Raised in a rural African village by a mother widowed young he grew up watching women work so that they and their families would survive. The unrelenting labour of women is a reality but to Hlungwani it is what nurtured his body and his talents, and he sees in it both love and redemption in their purest sense.
These complex and technically brilliant etchings take everyday subjects and make them clear to us (like purifying murky water) and in some of them he makes delicate use of hand colouring thus emphasising the femininity of his subjects.
These works have been made with the assistance of master printer Pontsho Sikhosana and her team at the Artist Proof Studio

Participating: Phillemon Hlungwani


Address: V&A Waterfront 3 Portswood Rd.
Tel: 021 418 4527
Gallery hours Monday - Friday 09:00 - 18:00. Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.


Shape Town

Participating: Belinda Ormond

Opening: Saturday 24 November 2018 at 10:00 - 23 December 2018

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