Linoprint exhibition ‘The Suffering of the People’
Siyabonga Ngubane is a young artist who is passionate about making linoprints. He draws directly on to the lino and then carves out intricate designs in different textures.
He is described as a quiet person who thinks deeply about life, and is interested in people and their reactions.
An article on the Tatham Art Gallery website says he is grateful to his mother and grandmother who taught him good values in life. They are both deeply religious supporters of the Christian faith. However, the artist is tolerant of all religions, and other religious groups, such as Muslims, Zionists, Shembe, Buddhists, etc, are also represented in his work.
Ngubane will be the artist-in-residence at the gallery from Tuesday, April 9 to Friday, April 12, 2019. He will also conduct two workshops on the Tuesdays, May 7 and 14, where he will share his printmaking skills and show participants that linocut is an easy-to-learn method for making prints that requires only a small amount of space and just a few tools and materials.
Once the basics have been mastered, this can fairly easily be done at home. The public is urged to join this fun printing workshop.
Where: Schreiner Gallery, Tatham Art Gallery
When: Sunday, March 31-Sunday, May 19
Contact: Reena Bhoodram for more information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 033 392 2823