Exhibition: Art from Rural KZN

2008-05-15 00:00

Bheki Gumbi from Nongoma with one of his painted wood sculptures of a rugby player. Gumbi is one of the artists from rural KwaZulu-Natal exhibiting at the Jack Heath Gallery in Ridge Road in a celebration of rural art, including basketware, carved spoons, headrests and sculptures. Opening the exhibition on Tuesday evening, Juliette Leeb-du Toit of the Centre for Visual Art on the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal said that one of the main aims of the exhibition is to expose the largely unsung rural artists to a broader market. The exhibition runs until May 22. Gallery hours are 8.30 am to 4 pm on weekdays.

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