IMBADU Collective is a celebration of collaboration for which a star studded line-up of local creatives has teamed up to make works that bridge mediums in unexpected ways. Wanting to create a post World Design Capital legacy, this all-local collective aims to take art and design into communities that don’t always have direct and easy access to it. Working across ceramics, fashion, illustration, art, furniture design, animation, music, photography and film, they aim to communicate the importance and power of working together in the hope to inspire the communities in which they are exhibiting to do the same. The IMBADU Collective exhibition is opening tonight in Langa, Cape Town and includes work by the likes of Andile Dyalvane, Laduma Ngxokolo, Atang Tshikare, Trevor Stuurman, Vukile Batyi and many many more – so take note.
The collaborations that will be on show include:
A timber potjie by Mlondolozi Hempe decorated with illustrations by Atang Tshikare.
Graphic designer Jerry Manganyi is working on shoes with Zukisani Mrwetyana.
Zukisani Mrwetyana is collaborating with Andile Dyalvane on a series of lights and vases made from ceramic pieces and recycled glass.
Vukile Batyi and Andile Dyalvane together with Fayaaz Mahomed are doing a clock together made of timber, beads and ceramic pieces.
Alexis Dyalvane and Zizipho Poswa are doing a ceramic and leather sculpture.
Atang Tshikare is doing some bags in his signature graphic designs with Inga Gubeka.
Laduma Ngxokolo is also doing a bag range with Inga Gubeka.
Tina Matsimella is teaming up with Buhle Zuma on an audio production presentation.
Mlondolozi Hempe creating a “harp” inspired chair with Andile Dyalavane.
Mfezeko Matshoba is taking a piece of Loyiso Mkize art and turning it into an animated story.
Vulisango Ndwandwa is taking on the role of facilitator and will be working with many of the collaborators and the public with the demonstrations and workshops.
Running alongside the exhibition there’s also a series of workshops and demonstrations which hopes to inspire more South Africans to consider art and design as a career:
Thursday 19 February | Exhibition Opening
Friday 20 February | Ceramics + A Tour
Saturday 21 February | South African Music and Dramatic Arts + A Tour
Sunday, 22 February | Exhibition is open for viewing
Monday, 23 February | The Business of Creating and Crafting – Design & Illustration
Tuesday 24 February | Up-Cycling
Wednesday 25 February | Closing Tour
The IMBADU Collective exhibition opening takes place on Thursday 19 February 2015 at Guga S’thebe Arts and Culture Centre in Washington Street, Langa from 6pm – 10pm, with live performances by artists Msaki, Umle and poet Nstika Tyatya. The exhibition runs from 19 – 25 February 2015.