From the Visual Arts department

On Friday 8 March, the Form III Visual Arts girls visited the Standard Bank Art gallery to view the current exhibition, A Black Aesthetic: A view of South African Artists (1970-1990).

The exhibition draws mainly from the Fort Hare University, which has one of the largest holdings of a vast artistic production of black South African artists, working between the period of 1970 to 1990 during the height of our country’s strife leading to the first democratic elections in 1994 and thereafter.

A variety of artwork including paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media and sculpture was exhibited. Some of the artists featured include Dumile Feni, George Pemba, Gerard Sekoto, Sydney Kumalo, John Muafangejo, Durant Sihlali and Gladys Mgudlandlu. The works on display depict broad subject matter from resistance art to abstraction as well as everyday scenes recording the life of black South Africa in the last decades of apartheid.

Sue Heydenrych
HOD Visual Arts