Ndabuko Ntuli’s latest solo exhibition is an ode to his prolific grandfather

Articles, News
10 May 2018

Artist and traditional healer, Ndabuko Ntuli, has a solo exhibition opening at The Melrose Gallery in Johannesburg from next week, 18th May.


Jack of all trades and master of many, Ndabuko Ntuli is set to open his latest solo exhibition at The Melrose Gallerynext week, 18 May. The exhibition, which will run until 3 June, continues to explore trash and found objects as the artist’s chosen medium, while the exhibition’s opening will see the practicing sangoma, director, playwright, poet and musician performing new songs and poems that he has created specially for the this work.

Born in 1975 in rural KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. He is married to the niece of Chief Mbangiseni Dlomo of the village of Isidashi. Whilst he has taken the decision to live and work in Alexandra in Johannesburg, his Zulu culture remains a central pillar of his life, as does his family.

This much can be seen in the latest solo through his use of primary colours, and both rounded and geometric shapes, all which work to mimic the designs used in traditional Zulu earplugs, beading, attire and Zulu love letters...Click to continue reading