Innovative artist’s outlet Woza Moya has developed a unique way to support local rural artists that supply their venue during these difficult Covid times. The idea is to showcase the work via an Artist’s Wall and Artist’s Cards is to create. Each month a different Artist is paid to paint a 1,2m x 1,2m wall panel which is displayed on the wall outside our Woza Moya, Hillcrest AIDS Centre shop.
Woza Moya assists the artist by marketing their work for the entire month their work is on display. A greeting card is made of the painted wall panel and sold in our shops so that artists can earn an ongoing passive income. The painting is for sale and people can bid for the painting, bidding starts at R1500 at the start of each month, bidding will close at the end of the month and the person who has the highest bid gets to purchase the painting, the artist will get a further percentage of the
sale. To assist the artist we have reproduced the artwork on a gift card and the artist gets 50 % from the sale of his or her cards. If you love the artist’s work please support them by buying a card they are only R25, and card sales help artists earn a passive income.
We are honoured to have Sibusiso Duma as the artist of the month as he is a well-known South African Artist and is represented in most galleries and collections both here and overseas. This painting titled “Ungubhu Lwami – My instrument” was painted on a canvas and can be stretched on one after purchase.
Other Interested artists can submit a sketch of what they would like to do on the wall, entries will be evaluated. Artists should email:
The selected artist for June was Sibusiso Duma; He was born in Mbumbulu, Durban, KwaZulu Natal where he currently still works and resides. He started drawing with crayons and colour pencils from an early age. His talent was noticed and nourished by his school teachers and the late Trevor Makhoba through his Philange Art Project based in Umlazi.
Duma has built on his own style and visual language, with his original vision and his sometimes challenging subject matter. Duma uses familiar iconography such as the human figure in a rural landscape, there are often contradictions between rural and urban themes but his passion and love for the rural landscape and tradition is always present. His paintings often use humour and satire; helping in the understanding of present social conditions. The use of personal iconography and metaphors harvested from everyday life manifests a fine balance between fantasy and reality. His work is typified by his treatment of the surface, subject matter, composition and the use of space and colour, which collectively create touches of mystery and intrigue. His work has been collected by multiple galleries and museums locally and worldwide.
Video Credit : Qiniso Dladla
Woza Moya is the economic empowerment project of the
Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust.
Shop opening times:
8am -4pm Woza Moya Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust 26 Old Main Road Hillcrest
9am -5pm Woza Moya Windermere centre
Saturdays 8- 2 HACT and 9-2 Winermere
His work can be purchased from: Woza MoyaHillcrest AIDS Centre Trust, African ART
Centre, KZNSA and Ebonycurated in Cape