Nhlakanipho Peace Ndimande for the month of September 2022
The Woza Moya Artists wall would like to thank the 100% Foundation for coming on board for an ongoing sponsorship and making this monthly event possible. Nhlakanipho Peace Ndimande Is the fifteenth artist, and his work will be featured for the month of September.
The concept behind the Woza Moya Artist’s Wall and Artist’s Cards is to create and showcase work for artists who have been hard hit by Covid. Each month a different Artist is paid to paint a 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. This has worked well with artists earning from R200 to R1000 a month from the sale of the cards.
The painting is for sale and people can bid for the painting online: https://www.wozamoya.co.za/auctions/, 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.
Artist Profile: We are honoured to have: Nhlakanipho Peace Ndimande
Nhlakanipho Peace Ndimande is a South African multimedia artist that was born on the 24th of March 1990 at Dassenhoek Marianhill in Durban. He studied at Durban University of Technology where he acquired a diploma in fine arts. He is a member of Amasosha Art Movement which is a collective of Durban and surrounding artists that promotes solidarity and sharing of ideas amongst the artists.
His work critiques social media as a symbol of modernity and its influence on African communities. He questions the role of social media in identity and language formation and its power to create submissive subjects. For example, he plays with the symbolism of emojis, or emoticons, and their everyday use as replacements to expressing emotions. He utilises mixed media including ink, acrylic paints, and masking fluid to tattoo his figures with emojis and social media icons. This reflects an attachment to a digital universe and the use of social media as a lexicon of self-expression and sense of identity.
Woza Moya is the economic empowerment project of the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT).
Shop opening times:
- 8am – 4pm (Woza Moya Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust: 26 Old Main Road Hillcrest)
- 9am – 5pm (Woza Moya Windermere Centre)
- Saturdays 8am – 2pm (HACT) and 9am – 2pm (Windermere Centre)
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