The work of Diploma and B Tech Graduates from the Durban University of Technology will be on display at the KZNSA from 5 November - 10 December.

  • 04 November 2013 - 09 December 2013


This exhibition of selected work showcases the range of work produced by Fine Art and Jewellery Design Diploma and B Tech degree students during 2013.

Traditionally the exhibition of selected graduate work has been held in the departmental studios; however, this year it was decided to provide the students with the opportunity tof exhibiting in a professional and public space. This initiative was very generously supported by Corporate Affairs and the Office of the Executive Dean, Dr K Netshiombo.  

The work of Fine Art students produced under the guidance of Andries Botha, Greg Streak, Jan Jordaan, Hendrik Stroebel, Themba Shibase and John Roome demonstrates a range, individuality and craft that have been the hallmark of the department for a number of decades. This is the result of a focus on the development of each student as a creative individual, using a teaching philosophy based on the integration of theory and practice and practice led research that is a characteristic of a University of Technology.

The work reflects on a range of issues present in contemporary South Africa including class relationships, homelessness, personal identity, our relationship to nature, the city and the rural/urban cultural divide.

In a large charcoal on paper triptych titled Pillars, B Tech student Mhlonishwa Chiliza explores the relationship between the working and ruling classes colonialism through the juxtaposition of images of vulnerability and power.

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