Artist Sicelo Ziqubu returns to the KZNSA gallery as part of a three leg national tour, supported by the National Arts Council of South Africa. The exhibition, titled, “My Colourful humble endeavours against Global Warming” seeks to convey a message of hope to the viewer – that the future can be bright for all.
The artist has created 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works which are made of recyclable materials. The 2D works that form part of the travelling show are finished with handmade frames incorporated from waste paper, plastic and wood. Some of the art is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also has functional ability. For example, amongst the pieces, one may find light stands (operated with batteries) with various insect themes.
Through this work, Ziqubu aims to educate viewers on the impact of global warming, as he invites viewers to join him on his 3R strategy: Reduce, Recycle and Reuse.
The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood in Durban.
The exhibition ends its run at the KZNSA Gallery on 10 May 2015.
Ziqubu’s work has often been created with the intention to create environmental awareness among fellow humans. Born in 1974, the artist lives and works in Greater Newcastle in Kwa-Zulu Natal. He studied at the Durban University of Technology, specialising in drawing, painting, history of art, graphic and textile design and participated in art workshops at the Carnegie Art Gallery in Newcastle. He has also participated in major exhibitions at Artspace, in the Netherlands, Spier Contemporary 2007/2008.