|DAVID "UHURU" (meaning Freedom) HLONGWANE|
| David Hlongwane completed a four year course
at the Academia di Belle Arte in Perugia in 1991. Today he teaches art to
the juveniles in prisons with an empathy born of his own incarceration as
a result of his activities in the struggle. Deeply concerned by the challenges
posed by our multicultural society, he participates regularly in cultural
conferences here and abroad. He liases with the communities and the South
African National Gallery and has helped with memorial exhibitions for AIDS
David has completed commissions for the Ministry of Water Affairs, Sekunga Alo Investments and Schoenstatt. He has participated in group exhibitions- the 1998 United Nations in Geneva Switzerland, as well as many held at various venues in S.A. David’s work is to be found in collections in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Italy and America.
David Hlongwane was born in Zwelethemba Township, Worcester in the Cape
Province in 1963. He completed his high school education at Vuyisile High
School in Worcester and, joined C.A.P. [Community Arts Project] in 1984,
after reading about it in Grassroots, a community newspaper. When his
brother, who had been supporting him, was killed (probably by the police
during a demonstration) he had to give up his studies. As a result of
his activities in the ‘struggle’ during the Apartheid era
he was arrested several times.
The following excerpt is taken from Live Visions AFP EXHIBITION in connection
with the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
held 10 – 21 August 1998 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. The
exhibition was held as part of the Fete d’Excellence and with the
kind support of the City of Geneva.
Artist: DAVID HLONGWANE
Title: Among old
Size: 42 x 50 cm
Media: Acrylic on board
Price: R 4 350 Unframed
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