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.
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