NEW EXHIBITION PLANNED BY THE AFRICAN ART CENTRE

ENCHANTED CREATURES OF THE FOREST

This exhibition will take place very soon.

Curated by Anthea Martin and Phindile Mkhize of the African Art Centre

5 artists from Northern KwaZulu-Natal will show their wood sculptures in the Phansi Gallery Space:

Timothy Mlambo, Themba Khumalo, Bongani Khumalo, Widus Mtshali, Sibusiso Gumede,

have been working together for many years, being part of a family group plus friends and neighbours in the forest at Mangusi in Northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Imagination runs riot in hand-carved indigenous wood.  Some sculptures are decorated with paint, with Timothy Mlambo and Themba Khumalo being experts. 

Other designs are burnt in with a hot iron wire (pyrography), to create patterns which enhance the forms. Widus Mtshali and Sibusiso Gumede are masters of this technique.


Widus Mtshali - Man on a horse   Widus Mtshali - Angel on an elephant