Bongani Luthuli

Bongani Luthuli is a Durban based mix-media creative, and a fashion artist.


He was born in Matatiele, Basotho land, South Africa. Luthuli was raised in Mount Fletcher where he realised his talent for art.


He moved to Durban in 2004 to further his studies at the Durban University of Technology, in the Department of Fine Art and Jewelery Design after working in a sugar factory for five years. Here Luthuli was introduced to textile design, which led him to establish his own clothing brand, ‘Natty Dread Clothing’.


Luthuli draws inspiration from African levity and traditions. Both his art and the Natty Dread Clothing brand have been featured in SABC 1 Lifestyle show, Selimathunzi, and the first fashion catalogue in Isolezwe Newspaper. Luthuli has also worked with artists Zamani Makhanya, Sfiso KaMkame, Themba Shibase, and John Roome. He is now a member of the Durban artist collective, Amasosha Art Movement.


Exhibitions at the KZNSA