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NANDIPHA MTAMBO (article first published : 2007-07-21)

The Visiting Artists Programme at the DUT Art Gallery will be showcasing artworks by sculptress Nandipha Mtambo. Announcing the last artist to exhibit on this programme, the gallery will continue with this programme in 2008. Four artists in 2007, the 2008 programme will be expanding the number of participants, introducing more new media practices number. A pilot project, the Visiting Artist Programme is an initiative by the Art gallery to developing artistic educative programmes at the attempt of fulfilling its core aims.

Nandipha Mtambo is currently completing her masterís Degree at Michaelis School of Arts, University of Cape Town. She is well known for the use of cowhide to create sculptural forms of human figures. Her latest work is shifting towards using this medium to create non-functional garments articulating it to interpret personal issues.

The 2007 Visiting Artist Programme exhibition opens on August 6 at 18h00 and runs until August 16.

More information from Nontobeko Ntombela at 031 204 2207 or email nontobekon@dut.ac.za




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