Coast artists to showcase work at #SCBF

2017-04-27 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedMnqobi Sengane with some of his masterpieces that will be showcased at #SCBF.

PHOTO: suppliedMnqobi Sengane with some of his masterpieces that will be showcased at #SCBF.

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SOUTH Coast artists will be showcasing their creations at the South Coast Bike Fest (#SCBF) in Margate from April 27.

From Mtwalume, artists Sibonelo Chiliza and Mnqobi Sengane said they will be working with a team of creatives to come up with masterpieces for the event.

Silver and bronze medal winner Chiliza has created artworks for the Oppenheimer family and London’s botanical art collector, Dr Shelley Sherwood.

Although he pursued his passion at tertiary level Chiliza said his allure for the arts began when he was young.

“I grew up with artistic abilities. My wire cars, clay work and drawings were always good, but I couldn’t practice my drawing skills at school because art was not understood then,” said Chiliza.

For #SCBF Chiliza will showcase his signature sawdust technique through three portrait pieces of elderly people from South African rural areas as well as some pieces focusing on vintage motorbikes and biker silhouettes and said he cannot wait to showcase his talent at home.

Oil and acrylic painter Sengane said he only discovered his artistic talent last year after watching a friend and asking if he could try.

“I feel as though I was born with the talent but there was nobody there to discover it,” said Sengane, who said free time due to unemployment allowed him space to perfect his skill.

Other artists who will showcase their work at the festival include Thabani Mtshali, Sanele Cebisa and Mfundo Gumede whose creations are pencil, ink and charcoal. There will also be performances from the Mtwalume Brass Band.

First-time organiser, Ugu South Coast Tourism CEO Justin Mackrory, said the event was about bringing people together.

“We are really looking forward to the brilliant work these local artists will be creating for the festival and hope they achieve more recognition for their talent,” said Mackrory.

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