Friday, October 29, 2010

Dlala Indima - Phakamisa, Eastern Cape

Kwanele Mboso, Zingisa Nkosinkulu and Buntu Fihla

This team of artist plans to engage the community in giving the township a face-lift using street art as a vehicle, inspired by the idea of Dlala Indima (meaning: “playing your role”). The project will involve the transformation of the townscape, with a particular focus on buildings that will become facilities for skills training for the large population of unemployed youth in the area. Working with several well-known graffiti artists, the aim of the project is to involve these youth in the beautification of the township in order to instill self-esteem and self-worth.

Zingisa Nkosinkulu is an East London born artist who graduated from Walter Sisulu University in 2010 and currently works as an art teacher at the Belgravia Art Centre. Nkosinkulu's interest lies within the intersections street art and fine art. He is currently working towards his 2nd solo exhibition to be held in the National Art Festival, Grahamstown 2011.

Kwanele Mboso was born in Ilitha township.and had his primary education at Ilitha primary and attended Hector Peterson high school in Zwelitsha. After matriculation in 2003 he enrolled at Buffalo City Public F.E.T College where he achieved an N6 certificate in photography.

Buntu Fihla is an Eastern Cape born graphic designer, photographer and graffiti artist with a ND Graphic Design from CPUT(2006). Fihla's work stems from an interest in all of all these different practices and is mostly aimed at social commentary and/or community upheaval. Currently working as a Graphic Designer for Ogilvy Cape Town, he has been active in the creative industry since 2006.

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