A
 
Web www.artsmart.co.za
A R T S M A R T
arts news from kwazulu-natal

visual arts
www.artsmart.co.za
enquiries@artsmart.co.za
 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
 

NB: as of 23 September 2008, all new artSMart articles are being published on the site news.artsmart.co.za.

DEATH OF MARLINO KUKO (article first published : 2002-02-7)

Marlino Kuko, a young talented artist from the BAT Centre, passed away on January 21 after a short illness. Marlino had been a resident artist at the BAT Centre for the past four year during which time he worked as a sculptor. Known as a man of few words, he communicated his feelings, thoughts and ideas through his work.

Born in Maputo, Mozambique, he developed a love for sculpture through his elder brothers who taught him the art of woodcarving. He left school at an early age to pursue a career in wood carving and sold his work to neighbouring countries such as Swaziland and South Africa.

In 1997, Marlino joined the BAT Centre Artist in Residency programme where he worked until his death. A full-time artist, he sold his work directly to the public and received commissions from companies to produce works such as the Durban Surfers Awards and the Ola Ice Cream Statues. His work has also been collected by major art institutions such as the Durban Art Gallery as part of their permanent collections.

For more details, contact Ezequiel Mabote on 082 763-0423 or Manuel Mague on 083 332-9371 or the BAT Centre office on 031 332-0451.




 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
a co-production by caroline smart services and .durbanet. site credits
copyright © subsists in this page. all rights reserved. [ edit ] copyright details  artsmart