This year’s exhibiting artists for the Fresh Produce Exhibition are a larger group compared to the TAF15 showcase. The showcase is aimed at creating an opportunity for the selected artists, young and emerging, to participate and showcase at a global stage.

 

Assemblage in collaboration with VANSA and Turbine Art Fair will be running a 6 month intensive workshop programme that integrates practical art-making (focusing on process and conceptual development) and professional practice training. The aim is to provide the artists with a comprehensive programme that encompasses the necessary tools to help build and sustain a career in the industry. The ultimate outcome is to strengthen the artist’s work as a whole by providing those who participate not only a guide through the development of their work but very importantly the tools in order to put their career into action within the industry.

 

The preparations for the exhibition began in February 2016 with artists signing up for the ‘Artists Career Development Course’ facilitated by Assemblage, in Newtown.  The course is guided by a mentorship programme involving mentors David Koloane, Anthea Moys, Usha Seejarim and Frances Goodman who will assist in overseeing their development of the artist’s final work for the Turbine Art Fair, as well as to encourage the artists growth with regards to professional practice.

 

Mentorship programme update:

A group of 15 artists is currently being mentored by Assemblage, a group of mentors and curator Rolihlahla Mhlanga for the Fresh Produce exhibition to be held at TAF16. So far numerous professional practice areas have been covered including artist statements, documenting their work, business planning and how to apply for funding. The artists meet monthly with their mentors and a huge amount of growth is occurring.

We are very excited for the upcoming exhibition and are looking forward to showcasing these emerging young talents at the Turbine Art Fair!

Programme initiated and planned by Assemblage and VANSA.

Sponsored by the Rand Merchant Bank.

Curator: Rolihlahla Mhlanga

Mentors: Usha Seejarim, Frances Goodman, Anthea Moys, David Koloane

Artists:
Lloyd Maluleke
Azael Langa
Sifiso Temba
Tshepiso Mazibuko
Nkosinathi Quwe
Mduduzi Twala
Sakhile Cebekhulu
Kelebogile Masilo
Mandlenkosi Mavengere
Kgomotso Neto
Bukhosi Nyathi
Rendani Nemakhavhani
Zanele Mashinini
Sibusiso Bheka
Lindokuhle Sobekwa
Lindo Zwane
Bokang Menkoe

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About the Curator:

 

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Rolihlahla Mhlanga is a curator based in the South West Township (SOWETO), of Johannesburg. Mhlanga is the Co – Director of Eyethu Gallery that was established in 2014. Eyethu Gallery has seen to the successful mounting of 4 commercial exhibitions, all of which were curated by Mhlanga.

Eyethu Gallery has been host to the Joburg Photo Umbrella during the SA-UK Season 2014-15 by ConnectZA. Art Week Joburg opening from the premises of Eyethu Lifestyle Centre. Under the auspices of the program, Art Week Joburg 2015, supported Eyethu Gallery’s first inclusion into the FNB Joburg Art Fair in September 2015.

 

My vision for this year’s Fresh Produce exhibition by RMBThis year’s exhibiting artists for the Fresh Produce Exhibition are a fairly larger group compared to last year’s showcase. The showcase is aimed creating an opportunity for the selected artists, young and emerging, to participate and showcase at a global stage. Assemblage in collaboration with VANSA and Turbine Art Fair will be running a 6 month intensive workshop programme that integrates practical art-making (focussing on process and conceptual development) and professional practice training. The aim is to provide the artists with a comprehensive programme that encompasses the necessary tools to help build and sustain a career in the industry. The ultimate outcome is to strengthen the artists work as a whole by providing those who participate not only a guide through the development  of their work but very importantly the tools in order to put their career into action within the industry. The preparations for the exhibition began in February 2016 with artists signing up for the ‘Artists Career Development Course’ facilitated by Assemblage, in Newtown.  The course is guided by a mentorship programme involving mentors David Koloane, Anthea Moys , Usha Seejarim and Frances Goodman who will assist in overseeing their development of the artists final work for the Turbine Art Fair, as well as to encourage the artists growth with regards to professional practice.The Fresh Produce exhibition is proudly sponsored by the Rand Merchant Bank (RMB).

Mduduzi Twala Mixed Media on Canvas

Mduduzi Twala Mixed Media on Canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaboration Rendani Nemakhavani and Kgomotso Neto Tleane Titled: The Honey Series : Chapter 1

Collaboration Rendani Nemakhavani and Kgomotso Neto Tleane
Titled: The Honey Series : Chapter 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaboration Rendani Nemakhavani and Kgomotso Neto Tleane Titled: The Honey Series : Chapter 3

Collaboration Rendani Nemakhavani and Kgomotso Neto Tleane
Titled: The Honey Series : Chapter 3