Artist debuts at ART IN THE PARK

2016-05-11 06:00
PHOTO: nicole john Artist Thulile Ngcobo with some of her work at Art in the Park 2016.

PHOTO: nicole john Artist Thulile Ngcobo with some of her work at Art in the Park 2016.

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MAKING her debut as an artist at this year’s Art in the Park is Thulile Ngcobo whose passion is painting.

Speaking to Maritzburg Fever, Ngcobo said that becoming an artist was not something she pursued, but it was something she always enjoyed doing.

“I didn’t choose art, it chose me. I can’t say that one day I woke up and decided I wanted to be an artist because it wasn’t like that. It’s just something that was in me.”

The 27-year-old calls herself a “self-taught” artist who learnt to create pieces by experimenting, however, she never showcased her work.

“This is the first time I am showing the public my work. I have never exhibited anywhere and I thought this is the time and the perfect platform for me to do so,” said Ngcobo.

She matriculated from Russell High School and took art at school.

“It’s something I would love to do full time. The experience at Art in the Park has been eye-opening and I already have ideas for my next exhibition. I’m so glad that I have had this experience to grow me as an artist.”

Ngcobo hopes that showcasing her art will open doors for other young, black female artists who find it hard to enter the industry.

“I hope that my story and art will inspire other women to focus on what they are good at and pursue it with their heart,” she said.

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