2007

Freddy Lokole (Congo)            
Thom Ogonga (Kenya)
Torsten Jurell (Sweden)
Dinault Miantama (Congo)
Esther Mukuhi Kiarie (Kenya)   
Imke Rust (Nambia)
Barbara Boehlke (Nambia)
Mwandale Mwanyekwa (Tanzania)
Uta Göbel-Groß (Germany)
Natalie Craig (USA)
Nozipho Zulu (Durban)             
Witty Nyide (Durban)
Nkosikhona Ngcobo (Pretoria)  
Sipokazi Spondo (Butterworth)
Helen Sibidi (Johannesburg)     
Uma Ray (India)
Mercy Moyo (Zimbabwe)
Merid Tafesse (Ethiopia)
Femi Peter Dare (Nigeria)
Okechukwu Nwafor (Nigeria)
Tunde Odunlade (Nigeria)
Clarence Albert (Zimbabwe)
Beidegebriel Getachew (Ethiopia)

Embracing a diversity of talent from across South Africa’s provinces, the continent and abroad from countries such as Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Congo (DRC) , Tanzania, India, Sweden Germany and the USA, the 2007 Thupelo International Workshop held at Ruth Prowse School of Art from 1- 15 December 2007 converges artists together to learn from each other. The close proximity artists had with each other working in a shared space at Ruth Prowse School of Art (www.ruthprowse.co.za) definitely made for rigorous discussion and deep engagement with one’s own work. As senior artists freely interacted with a pool of younger artists it was hard to miss the strong mentoring value of these types of workshops. On Saturday 8 December 2007 members of the local community with interests in art making were invited to interact with participants and share their own skills, whilst taking the time to learn from the work that had developed at the workshop. The workshop culminated in an open day exhibition on 15 December 2007 where members of the public were encouraged to visit the artists and view their most recent work.