Lutando Lupuwana lived with his parents
in the Bo-Kaap in Cape Town until 1962 when African families were moved
out of mixed race areas into the townships. This severely disadvantaged
his father, who was a tailor. Believing that the township schools were
too disruptive, his parents sent him to schools in the Transkei. Lutando
Lupuwana attended Mzundisweni High School, where he completed matric.
After working as a clerk ( Groote Schuur Hospital 1974-76) and a labourer
(Dura/LTA Construction 1976-79) for seven years, he enrolled at the University
of Fort Hare.
Below is a quote from Quote from Art of the South African Townships by
Gavin Young, published in 1988 by Thames & Hudson, describing Lutando’s
dry-point etching work.
“densely constructed and the viewer has to
search for recognisable elements with which to reconstruct the myths and
legends of Africa. Lupuwana admires the meticulous work of the Renaissance
artist and believes arts role is to make knowledge visible.”
Completed an Advanced Diploma in Printmaking at Michaelis School of Fine
Attended the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. He
graduated with a B.A. (Fine Art) with Printmaking as a Major.
Lupuwana enrolled at Fort Hare University and completed his first year
in Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, History of Art, practical English
CREDITS AT UCT
Won Merit Certificate for Student Exhibition in New York.
Won the Michaelis Prize for best work
Won the Solly Cohen Prize for the most promising Student.
Impressions, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Telling our story; group exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Siyakubona, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Participated in the group exhibition “Encompass” at the Cape
Renaissance Printmakers Exhibition: a collaboration between the Community
Arts Workshop, Truworths, Hardground Printmakers, Sanlam, BASA HELD AT
The Cape Gallery
Mitchell’s Plain Cape Town
The Waterfront, Cape Town
Association of Arts (Cape Town, group exhibition)
Community Arts Project, Cape Town
Uluntu Centre, Cape Town
New York student Exhibition
IZIKO Museum (Gardens) directed by Vivan Carelse engaged Lutando to facilitate
a lino-cutting workshop in the Annex Gallery. The extremely successful
workshop was for teachers and covered a period of 20 hours over three
Lupuwana also partook in a screen-printing international workshop at Caversham
Press in the Natal Midlands. The idea of that workshop was to exchange
experiences and ideas through dialogue, “to encourage ongoing dialogue
and creative interaction between Southern African Artists and those from
other countries and continents.”
Since May 2003 he has held two workshops in Khayelitsha Media Works, an
offshoot project works in collaboration with CAP.
Ran a part time workshop at Uxolo High School in Khayalitsha.
Worked part time for Community Arts Projects & Truworths facilitating
Held the position of silkscreen instructor, Youth Counsellor and music
coach for the Streets Community Development.
Also worked on a group project involving his learners in collaboration
with the District Six Museum in Cape Town.
Office Administrator, Media Co-ordinator, Graphic Design and Illustrator
for Phambili Women’s Organisation in Observatory
Art Teacher and Music Coach at COBERT (Council for black Education &
Graphic design and media co-ordinator at the CO-OP at Black Craft Centre
Temporary Art & History Teacher at Gugulethu Comprehensive.
Taught night classes in English at Luhlaza High School.
Part time art facilitator at the South African National Gallery.
He ran informal Art Classes in the Township as part of The Community Arts
Project Out Reach Programme as Art Teacher & Media Section Coordinator
teaching silk screening and banner printing to Trade Unions and community
Title: The Dancers
Size: 38 x 79 cm
Price on request