Supporting local artists

2008-03-27 00:00

Margaret von Klemperer

Basani has limited accommodation, and the organisation offers this to one or two artists who, at any given time, really need a place to stay. At the moment, Mthokozizi Myeze and Shokwakhe Mngadi are in residence. Both are artists on their way up — Myeze is a portrait painter who has shown his work at Art in the Park and has had an exhibition at the Tatham Art Gallery, while Mngadi paints buildings, including several well-known sites around the city. The Tatham bought his painting — which incorporates electric lighting — of a 2010 soccer stadium from last year’s Echo bazaar and is currently showing it on the New Acquisitions exhibition at the gallery.

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