Sports, Recreation, Arts & Culture

Springs Art Galler Hosts the Thumbela Group Arts Exhibition

Arts enthusiasts are in a for a treat as the City of Ekurhuleni in partnership with National Arts Council and the Springs Art Gallery is hosting a Thumbela Group Art Exhibition at the Springs Art Gallery from 22 to 31 May.

Internationally acclaimed and Kwa-Thema born curator Sam Nhlengethwa set the ball rolling when he officially opened the exhibition on Saturday May 22.

The Thumbela Fine Arts strives to function as a collaborative of engaged students, artists and the community. Its mission is to expose artists and society to creativity through creative thinking, application and appreciation of the art and to contribute to a better world artistically. 

The Exhibition also aims to help and offer youth in and around Ekurhuleni with basic art, printmaking and photography skills and to develop ways for them to share their stories through art creativity.

Prince Lengoasa, Ambassadors of Peace and Kristo Inkosi Orchestra Group from Kwa-Thema serenaded the less than 50 people who attended the official opening ceremony.

 Learners from East Rand School of the Art from Daveyton also graced this colourful occasion.

’’We are very much excited to be hosting such a magnificent event and also making a mark in the lives of the up-and-coming artists by providing them with a platform to showcase their talents’’ said Nontuthuzelo Sipambo, Divisional Head: Arts, Culture and Heritage.

Viewing is only between 9 am to 4pm from Monday to Friday. The gallery is closed on weekends.

For information about the exhibition please contact Thabo Sekoaila on 011 999 8726/7 or