Within the Class Coach, interview with Michael Selekane


Mmutle Arthur Kgokong: Thank you Michael for agreeing to see me for this interview with regard to your work as an artist. I hope you feel good today, that you feel alright, despite the winter, the chills, I’ve heard that you’ve been to Grahamstown recently .

Michael Selekane: Yes, in the last two weeks

MAK: How was Grahamstown’s weather?

MS: It was very cold, but the last week of the festival it was raining, it was enjoyable.

–          Was it the first time you went to Grahamstown?

–          No, It’s was my third time there, but first time when I went there I exhibited at a flea market, second time I exhibited at the Barat Centre and this year I exhibited at the Albany Museum. It is like Grahamstown has different steps of exhibiting. First time there you do not start at a good space or gallery,  you had to start at the ‘French Exhibitions’, that’s where I exhibited last year, they call them local artists exhibitions,  then when you have passed those stages you get a chance to exhibit at the Albany Museum or Monument.

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