Opportunity Description

Self-motivated visual artists who are keen to expand their ideas, exchange knowledge and experiment in fellowship with other artists are hereby invited to apply for a 10-day Regional Thupelo Workshop to be held in Durban’s Ikomkhulu Art Space, at 55 Monty Naicker Street. The workshop will start on Wednesday the 7th and end on Friday the 16th of November 2018.

Thupelo, which is a Sotho phrase meaning ‘to teach by example’, was initiated in 1985 in Johannesburg by David Koloane, together with the late Bill Ainsle and a group of artists. Both regional and international Thupelo workshops were initiated in response to a need for interaction between artists, and are therefore artists-led.

This workshop will include up to 16 artists from the region. Basic materials, lunch and transport fare for each day (if needed) will be provided.

NB: Participants need to commit to attending every day (including the weekend).

An exhibition of works created during the workshop will open to public viewing on Saturday the 17th of November and close on Saturday the 18th of December 2018.

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following information to: or;

  • A 50-word biography including a short description of why you would like to attend.
  • A copy of your ID (or passport).
  • 5 images of your work.

Incomplete or late applications WILL NOT be considered.

Application Deadline 17 September 2018

For more enquiries, please contact Nonzali or Witty at