Sthenjwa Luthuli

Luthuli was born in Botha’s Hill, Durban, South Africa in 1991 and attended iDelani Lower Primary school. 

In 2010 he joined the BAT Centre visual art classes and says that these familiarized him with the art industry as a profession, and encouraged him to further explore and develop his creativity.

In 2011 Luthuli enrolled for the Velobala Saturday Art Classes hosted by the African Art Centre at the Durban University of Technology (DUT).  The Velobala classes offer visual art instruction and fine art education to young creative black artists located away from the traditional urban clusters of art infrastructure.  As a result of his dedication, commitment, and overt talent he was selected to further take part in the Velobala Mentorship Programme in 2012.  Here he was exposed to a more extensive programme in a formal environment, together with the students of the Department of Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology.  Luthuli was mentored by Themba Shibase, artist and fine art lecturer at DUT.

Luthuli is inspired by a number of artists including, Edward Hopper, Gerald Sekoto, Ephraim Ngatane, Osuwa Nkomo and Yinka Shonibare. 

Since 2011 he has participated in a number of group exhibitions in KwaZulu Natal and Johannesburg and in 2012, he participated in an exhibition in Bremen, Germany where he completed a mural project in the Concordia Tunnel on the Schwachhauser highway, Bremen. 

His work is represented in a number of private and corporate collections and in the international collection of the Leiterin der Stadtischen Galerie in Bremen, Germany.   

In 2017 Luthuli was placed runner up in the Sasol New Signatures competition.

 

 

Exhibitions at the KZNSA

IKHONO LASENATALI
LONGING TO GRASP
Mezzanine Gallery
Izimpande
Mezzanine Gallery