COACO: Perhaps to the river we will arrive

Our audience visiting art galleries or art museums for the first time should be inspired not to ask about the price of the work first but appreciate the narrative in front of them; they should be inspired to rather ask about what the work is made of (medium), method of production (technique), production time, theme dealt with or inherent in the work. We need to get here.
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Intraparadox: Interview with Nthabiseng Rachel Montshiwa

Some time earlier this year I had a conversation with the founder of Refilwe Art Reach – Mme Nthabiseng Rachel Montshiwa. She has pioneered a visual art development program in the Free State.

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Interview with Senzo Njabulo Shabangu (Part Two): Towards a Concrete Concept

Senzo. I met good artists at the classes offered by the Johannesburg Art Gallery, one guy Blessing Ngubeni I also met him there. He works here now. So we were kept busy drawing each other, doing portraits. I enjoyed it very much…

Mmutle. This is in 2006

Senzo. Yes, it was nice because I did not know… I never went to a place where they could offer a free art lesson, also free art material. I mean I just went there without anything so they gave us pencils and whatnot, we were seating and just drawing. Hanging around a group of artists it was also …blood to me, I felt like, very very good. For the first time in Jo’burg I was making friends and I was around people I could relate to. Sometimes we would seat and do portraits. I don’t know if I can jump to that place but what happened I found out now about those art classes they used to call them Taxi Art Classes. But back then I did not know that those art classes were funded by David Krut.

Mmutle. So you only learnt about this later…?

Senzo. I found out maybe two years ago or so. I was just chatting to David about that period of my life and he said ‘I was actually the one who funded the materials’

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