Serving Msunduzi through the Visual Arts
Zotha Shange: Rolling Ball Sculpture Exhibition
Thursday 12 March to Sunday 3 May 2009
Zotha Shange, a young artist from Edendale, will be exhibiting his fascinating rolling ball sculptures in the Schreiner Gallery. Zotha first started making these kinetic sculptures (sculptures that have movement) after seeing the film Fracture, in which an engineer designs and builds rolling ball sculptures for relaxation.
Zotha's particular interest is exploring the physical mechanics of motion through kinetic sculptures, to both intrigue and educate the viewer. He designs the sculptures to exhibit the slow release of energy of a guided ball along metal tracks. He uses track switching mechanisms, loops, spirals, drop-trough and other devices to demonstrate various aspects of this energy release. Zotha will be in the Gallery during the exhibition, showing members of the public how his sculptures work. Watch the press for details.
The Tatham Art Gallery holds an Art Collection that contains significant British and French artworks dating back to the 18th century. Its South-African art collection is focused on, but not exclusive to, the art of KwaZulu-Natal.
The Tatham Art Gallery hosts a range of Art Exhibitions. These include traveling and researched exhibitions as well as exhibitions initiated by the Gallery and compiled from the collection.
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