THE PROVINCE of Bokone Bophirima to open its very first The Art Gallery on Saturday at the famous Dada Motors Center, Mahikeng.
Thanks to the visionaries like Tumi Tlhabi, director of The Art Gallery, who has been toying with the idea for a while to establish a gallery in the NW.
Contemporary artist Kingsley will be on the exhibition on the day, confirmed Tumi.
“It has always been my dream to open an art gallery, and when we found this great space, I knew the time was right,” says Tumi, who is also the brainchild of Lifestyle Market.
“Our goal is to place artists’ work in a wide range of public and private arenas such that they can receive the recognition they deserve and flamboyantly express themselves through their work.”
Kingsley’s work highlight bold coloured canvases that depict playful images of African women sporting afros, musical instruments and wild animals.
Kingsley who finds hidden beauty in other worldly landscapes, emotion and everyday life started painting at the tender age of 6 in the East Rand, Gauteng where he grew up. He found refuge from a life of crime and bad influences in painting as a teenager and grew it into passion.
This stylishly minimalist gallery will continue to host exhibitions of emerging, mid-career and established artists creating contemporary works on paper, paintings, fine art photography, acoustics, photography, sculpture, assemblage and many more.
The Art Gallery is the newest addition to the trendy lifestyle neighbourhood of Mahikeng, and the first fine arts gallery in the area by a black young woman.
Curators- be it old or young- this is the time and opportunity to exhibit that God-given talent of yours.
It is on Saturday 06 October and begins from 18h00.