Dr Willie Bester – honorary doctorate from UKZN

15 Apr 2019

Resistance artist Willie Bester was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) in April 2019.  


The award was presented in recognition for his ground-breaking work and the active role that he played in the anti-apartheid movement.

Willie, throughout his illustrious career, has remained focused on creating powerful artworks from scrap metal, found objects and paint that speak against social, political and economic injustices.

These works grace many important museum, private and corporate collections both locally and internationally.

Dr Bester well deserves this award for his ongoing commitment and valuable contribution and The Melrose Gallery is proud to host him in our stable.