A RESILIENT VISIONARY, poetic expressions of David Koloane

: Goniwe (T.) curator & ed.

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153pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2019


Monograph published to accompany the retrospective exhibition, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, 2019.

Contributors include Same Mdluli, Ricky Burnett, Tumelo Mosaka and Steven Sack.

Artist, writer, curator, teacher and mentor David Nthubu Koloane (1938-2019) was born in Alexandra township, Johannesburg. He helped establish the first Black Art Gallery in 1977, the Thupelo experimental workshop in 1985 and the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios in 1991. Koloane tutored at the Federation Union of Black Artists (FUBA) in 1979 and became the head of the fine art section and gallery from 1985 to 1990. In 1986, Koloane completed a museum studies diploma at the University of London. He co-curated the 1982 Culture and Resistance Arts Festival in Botswana, and co-ordinated and co-curated the 1990 Zabalaza Festival in London. In 1995, he curated the South African section of Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa in London, and in 1988 he set up the Pachipamwe workshop in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. This workshop later gave birth to the Thapong workshop in Botswana in 1989.