Yebo Contemporary Art Gallery’s fifteen represented artists are travelling across the Swaziland border into South Africa and will be participating in an exhibition in Mbombela (Nelspruit) together with fifteen artists from Mphumalanga. The exhibition is called “Exploring Southern African Consciousness” and runs at Mbombela Art Gallery from the 8 – 12th of November.
The exhibition will be officially opened on Monday evening and all the local artists will attend the event. Swaziland Tourism Authority (STA) has kindly sponsored transport for all the artists to the event and back to Swaziland. Marketing Manager for STA Bongani Dlamini said “We are always excited to be part of initiatives that exhibit what Swaziland has to offer creatively. The interest generated from showcasing our unique art to people of different cultural backgrounds world over is one of the key components required to incite travel ideas as well as place Swaziland as a preferred destination in the minds of Art Lovers”.
Yebo Director, Aleta Armstrong said “On behalf of the gallery and all the artists we thank STA for their generous sponsorship. We really wanted all the artists to be able to attend the evening opening at Mbombela and this makes it possible. Yebo will sponsor the artists accommodation for the night. There will be a workshop on Monday afternoon where we meet all the Mphumalanga artists. We are all really looking forward to this! We have 30 new works for the exhibition, this promises to be a very interesting exhibition!”
The artists participating in the event are Khulekani Msweli, Mbongeni Dlamini, Pete Armstrong, Sunshine Nxumalo, Thabo Lukhele, Ray Berman, Tony Marshak, Thabo Sibeko, Aleta Armstrong, Mesuli Mamba, Mfanfikile Mndzebele, Dane Armstrong, Fela Dlamini, Phillip Mdluli and Phindile Mamba.