Boyce MagandelaJacqui Cheminais-Burton Ricky DyaloyiSonya Rademeyer Joseph GibbsLindile Magunya Aphiwe NtsindeBandile Gumbi Christian TschannenSonu Aggarwal Lundi MdubaLonwabo Kilani Alex MamacosAyanda Ogqoyi Billy Mandindi
THUPELO 2004 REGIONAL WORKSHOP • Ulwazi Centre Langa•21-28 Mar
The seventh Regional workshop was held at the
Ulwazi Centre in Langa.There were 15 participants 11 of whom were from Cape Town, 3 from UK, Switzerland and India and a poet from Durban.
The workshop provided a space where
artists who often work in isolation came together to experiment and learn
through working in a shared space.Basic materials were provided.
Many artists painted although there was some
installation as well as land art.One artist worked with a by product of cheese which is compressed into
small round tablet like discs which was used in a pixilated image.Three disposable cameras were given to
three different people who were friends of three of the artists on the workshop
which provided material for photo documentation.
At midday on Saturday the space was packed up in order to create an environment ready for visitors of
the open day/exhibition the following day.The space was transformed and looked fantastic.
The exhibition was opened by Garth
Erasmus after which Bandile Gumbi recited poetry some of which was in response
to the workshop and environment, whilst Joseph backed her on guitar.The exhibition was well attended by
about 150 visitors and was documented on video by Vuyile Voyiya.