MEET Mpho Hlope... Mpho has been with the Phansi Museum family since 2007. This being his 11th year, he has worked his way up from maintanence to being the current exhibition manager. You can find him up and down the Phansi stairs and premises logging bits and bobs for upcoming exhibitions.
Outside of our colourful walls, he loves soccer. Unfortunately, due to an injury, his dreams of going pro was short lived. His son is his number one fan and vice versa.
He speaks of our museum as an interesting space filled with knowledge, "I want people to know about it!" 📸 by @niamhhey
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In today's episode of The Almost Perfect Podcast, I sit down with the man, the myth, the legend, Fuego Heat.
If you're a Durban musician, you no doubt know Fuego Heat aka Ryan van Rooyen aka Right Hand Ryan (for those who have been around for a while). He's either been front row at your show, sold you a record or sold your record for you, or he's put you on stage so you can let your talent shine.
He's a man who has been an integral part of the Durban music scene for a while now, but it's the work he's been putting in in the last 2 years or so that's really had a noticeably positive impact on the industry.
We go all the way back to his early days of driving down to Durban from Maritzburg for Burn's Punk nights, to taking over a distro, to becoming a wedding DJ, to working at Khaya Records, and now to his latest and most important venture to date- starting an events, artist management, and booking agency with Meshack Newman called Roots Up.
There's a lot to take away from this one, enjoy.
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It's beautiful, I know. Thank you kindly to @poisoncitybrew for the hookup. Because they were generous with me, I've gotta share the love.
If you live in Durban and would like to indulge in a 4 pack of The Punk Rocker for free, tell me about your most punk rock moment. My favourite story will get a 4 pack to enjoy this weekend.
Competition closes at 4pm on Friday 21 September. You'll need to collect your prize from the @dyr1051 studios.
ANNOUNCEMENT...To all local makers, designers, artists and crafts people, the theme for BUZZART18 is:
When belongings remind you of belonging
We are looking for new contributors. Please send images of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in BUZZART18
The latest works by @cameronplatter are on exhibition at The KZNSA Gallery until 07 October. Amazing enamel on wood and more.
Artwork title: Proud & Happy, 2018.
Artist: Cameron Platter
Photographs by @niamhhey
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Specials at our Arts Café this week:
A hearty beef short-rib pie with roasted vegetables or a salad. Or for something lighter have a chili beans springrolls with crème fresh, avo, salsa.🥑 Quick! Before they run out. Photographs by @niamhhey
Celebrate Women's Day at The KZNSA Gallery, together with Art for Humanity, on Thursday 09 August 2018 from 13h00. All are welcome to attend a Masterclass with artist Khanyisile Mbongwa.
Khanyisile Mbongwa is a Gugulethu-born independent curator based in Cape Town. In 2006 she was amongst the founding members of the artist collective Gugulective.
Her work has since allowed her to travel locally and internationally Germany, Spain, Pakistan, Scotland, New York, Switzerland, Belgium, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Just to mention a few of Mbongwa’s works and awards: In 2014 she interned at GIPCA under the supervision of Jay Pather, curated the PreLIFE talks and assisted with the general running of Life Art Festival. In 2014 she won the Africa Centre - Artist In Residency Laureate and took up residency at JIWAR in Spain in 2015. *Entry is free and all are welcome. Complimentary drink provided.
From Durban streets to our gallery. Come and see years of street art and public work compressed into the film and exhibition 'Footnotes in the City' by @mook_lion and @samora_chapman. Exhibition ends this Sunday. Artwork title "Remember the river Mouth". Photographs by @niamhhey
Great detail and fascinating colour choices. The KZN Submissions for the Sasol New Signatures competition have added some local colour and dynamism to our gallery.
Artist: Matthew Pillay
Photographs by @niamhhey
The #SasolNewSignatures KZN Submissions are currently being exhibited in our main gallery.
Be sure to see some amazing works by truly talented local artists and see who made it to the final round of judging.
Artist: Sthenjwa Luthuli
185 cm x 250 cm
Photographs by @niamhhey