The KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts was founded 110 years ago and has resided at its current address in Bulwer Road, Glenwood, since 1996. On May 12, 1996 Ben Ngubane, the first democratically elected Minister of Arts and Culture, opened the building and the KZNSA plans to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of this occasion.
The gallery will be hosting a four-week exhibition, starting on Tuesday, May 24 at 6pm with a special anniversary party and exhibition opening. The exhibition closed on June 19. Continue reading
A Lillian Lovebird urn created for ‘The Great Zambezi’ Exhibition which will take place in London at the Patrick Mavros flagship store from May 18 to 28. This piece was sculpted by Teboho Ndlovu and painted by Siyabonga Mabaso. Photo: Ardmore
FLOCKS of brightly coloured birds and an abundance of wildlife – which includes hippos, elephants, black rhinos, wild dogs, cheetah and lions – can be found around the Zambezi River.
This diversity of fauna and flora has inspired the first collaboration between KwaZulu-Natal-based Ardmore Ceramic Art and the Parisian fashion house, Hermès. Continue reading
Fabrice Lambert in Gravité. Photo: L’Expérience Harmaat/Alain Julien
THE French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance Française of Durban are presenting a performance by Fabrice Lambert, an internationally-acclaimed French artist who combines dance, movement, choreography, and installation.
He will be in Durban as part of his African tour where he will perform his two pieces Gravité and D’Eux #2 as a double-bill at the Courtyard Theatre at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) for one performance only, on Saturday, May 7 at 7 pm. Continue reading
Greg Homann. Photo: Timmy Henny
TWIST Theatre Development Projects is hosting a series of free interactive “In Conversation With” sessions in KwaZulu-Natal to launch The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre – a definitive book which looks at the history, status and context of South African contemporary theatre – written by Greg Homann. Continue reading
In keeping with its mandate to support and develop South Africa’s arts, culture and heritage sector, The National Arts Council (NAC) has awarded 117 bursaries to arts students and tertiary institutions for 2016 through a fund allocation of over R5 million, a 10% increase from the last financial year. Continue reading
Hero (Spokazi Poswa) and Claudio (Vuyolwethu Tshambula)
An innovating telling of one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, will be staged at the Durban University of Technology’s Courtyard Theatre in Durban from March 14 to 18, before heading off the Germany as part of an innovative global exchange/research programme to honour the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Continue reading
Chantal Benson – Sea Urchin Ring
The KZNSA Gallery in Bulwer Road, Glenwood, is hosting an exhibition of jewellery and fine art created by third year and B-Tech students of Durban University of Technology’s Jewellery and Fine Art departments. The exhibition opens on November 17 and runs until November 22. Continue reading
Lauretta Ngcobo. Photo: ethekwinilivinglegends.com
AUTHOR, essayist, teacher and political activist, Lauretta Ngcobo, has died.
Adele Branch, of the University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, which published her books Prodigal Daughters and And They Didn’t Die, said in a statement: “We learnt this morning [yesterday] of Lauretta Ngcobo’s death. Although she has struggled with her health ever since suffering a stroke, the news still came as a shock.” Continue reading
This year’s Poetry Africa participants
Poetry Africa in partnership with the Durban University of Technology drama department presents a theatre showcase on Saturday, October 17 at the DUT Courtyard Theatre from 11 am to 3 pm. Continue reading
The 2015 DUT Children’s Theatre Festival profiles award-winning playwright Neil Coppen and will feature four plays all penned by him, to be staged at the Courtyard Theatre at the Durban University of Technology on September 18 and again from September 21 to 23. Continue reading