Upcoming Exhibitions

3. Bongiswa Ntobela Funky Bull

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the art of independence

February 3-April 30, 2023
Member Event February 11

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence showcases a new form of bead art, the ndwango, developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Using skills handed down through generations and working in their own unique style “directly from the soul,” according to artist Ntombephi Ntobela, the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their exquisite ndwangos.

 

Thando Ntobela, Ankoli Bull, 2013, glass beads sewn onto fabric. Courtesy of International Art & Artists, Washington D.D.