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Vuminkosi Zulu Prints
Printed posthumously (after the artist's death) at the Caversham Press.
Sales of prints benefit the artist's family through the Vuminkosi Zulu Family Trust of which Else Schreiner is a Trustee.
All prints are sold unframed.
Prints available from the Gallery Shop.
Born 1948, Mapumulo; Died 1996, Pietermaritzburg.
Zulu completed Standard 7 at Kranskop High School before enrolling in 1971 in the second Fine Art class at the Rorke's Drift Art And Craft Centre, where he was awarded his certificate in 1972. Zulu continued working as a resident artist at the Centre in 1973-74, and also as an apprentice weaver. He won the Hajee Suliman Ebrahim Memorial Trust Award on Art South Africa Today in 1973. He was printing with Judus Mahlangu on the Reef in the mid-1970s but returned for further residencies at the Centre in 1976 and 1977.
Working in print studios was essential for Zulu's work as an etcher, but he also became well known for his sculpture, which he could carve at his home in Kranskop. He won a sculpture prize for his monumental woodcarving The Battle of Isandhlwana at the University of Zululand in 1982, now at the KwaZulu-Natal Parliamentary Building Assembly Hall, Ulundi. His prints have been exhibited widely, chiefly in South Africa, but also on such exhibitions as Black South Africa: Contemporary Graphics at the Brooklyn Museum in New York in 1976, and a tour of South African art in West Germany from 1978 to 1979. In 1990 he received a Thupelo Award, a scholarship that enabled him to visit Sweden for six months the following year.
During the 1990s he printed at The Caversham Press near Pietermaritzburg, which issued a posthumous portfolio of his etchings, woodcuts and linocuts, exhibited at the Grahamstown Festival in 1998.
The shop stocks a range of jewellery originally designed by Andrew Verster and manufactured and developed by Eunice Cele. These pieces can be ordered from a catalogue in the shop.
View images and find information of craftworks made by superb crafters and stocked in the Tatham Art Gallery Shop.