The project is primarily envisioned as a collaboration of artists who (1) are established as such in their own right; (2) are part of the same informal and/or professional networks; (3) have respect and admiration for each individuals works; and (4) have had opportunities in the recent past to undertake collaborative work. Based on the above the project rests on the following key artistic pillars. First, the project seeks to create a space in which the artists can showcase their individual works but also importantly to showcase their collaborative works that span across different mediums. This collaborative element is crucial in that we envision it as a horizon of new, experimental and bold creations that transcend any individual creation and open up a space for communal artistic creations. Key in this collaborative work within the exhibition is what we refer to as transition spaces- spaces where artistic work meet and create something new.


Atang Tshikare

Alexis Dyalvane

Inga Gubeka

Bloemfontein born Atang Tshikare, describes himself as a self developed multidisciplinary artist. He has worked with various objects, including sneakers/shoes, wood, metal wood and plastic, canvas and paper. His work is a combination of line drawing and street art, which he uses across various mediums from pencil to marker, acrylic and aerosol. As founder of an expressive events initiative Zabalazaa, Atang has achieved a notable following of young designers and illustrators. Working on collaborative projects opens up his spectrum for an array of surfaces to implement his design focuses onto in so doing growing his manufacturing knowledge and application possibilities.

Zizipho Poswa

Born and bred in the Eastern Cape, Zizipho Poswa takes inspiration from the flora of her native South Africa. She trained as a Textile designer, and uses the love for fabrics and patterns as a basis for her designs, which she translates on to a vibrant collection of ceramics. She is knownin particular for her hand-pinched vessels - everypiece is uniquely hand-created and individual in every way. Neutral exteriors are often contrasted with modern bright colours on the interior, and subtle scratching and small marks add to the individuality of each piece, reflecting the richness of African tradition and culture. Her pieces have been showcased in boutique stores locally and internationally. Co-founder and owner of Imiso Ceramics, she was awarded the Market Development accolade for achievement within the Craft Sector by the Cape Craft Design Institute in 2011 and a finalist in the Woman in Tourism Awards 2009 by the City of Cape Town in the Arts and Culture category.

Vulisango Ndwandwa

Vulisango Ndwandwa holds a B. Tech Degree in Ceramic Design from Port Elizabeth Technikon, 2002. Over the years, he has worked in just about all the facets of the craft value chain. Vulisango has participated in numerous exhibitions locally and internationally and has work in public and private collections in some of the highly esteemed institutions. After a 2 year stint as a lecturer at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), he has been involved in numerous community development projects through the arts. As a project leader, Vulisango recruited and transferred skills to the unemployed youth of Port Elizabeth (Piazza Mosaic- Donkin Reserve) and Mthatha (Botha Sigcawu Parkade) through large scale Mosaic public art.

Laduma Ngxokolo

Laduma Ngxokolo was chosen for the Mail & Guardian 200 South Africans 2011 survey which honours 200 prominent young South Africans. His knitwear story has also been featured in various publications. One of his Xhosa-inspired knitwear garments was nominated amongst the 2011 Design Indaba‟s Most Beautiful Object in South Africa competition. Thereafter, three of his Xhosa- inspired knitwear pieces were exhibited by International Design trend forecaster and curator Lidewij Edelkoort at the Milan Design Week in April 2011 as part of the Talking Textiles exhibition, which showcases innovative textiles. His passion for knitwear design began when he frequently assisted his mother, Lindelwa to machine-knit garments and accessories. Ngxokolo‟s first hands- on experience of textile design was during his high school days at Lawson Brown High School in Port Elizabeth. Ngxokolo‟s first hands-on experience of textile design was during his high school days at Lawson Brown High School in Port Elizabeth.

Zukisani Mrwetyana

Reigning from the Eastern Cape, Zukisani Mrwetya enjoyed interests are in creativity, community, production and technology. Working within the community on various projects as well as production lines for Woolworths has given in the edge of experience to platform his passion for casual sports wear lines that has developed into his brand MNGANAM and mens line. His foresight in creating a Traditional Collection is what has set him apart from the rest in producing commercial casual sports wear for the Proudly South African Market. His mission is to find the break even point to be able to manufacture his work in South Africa to live up to the Proudly South African mandate, assistance and sharing is greatly welcomed to achieve his dream.
Cape Town born, thirty year old Alexis Dyalvane known to some as Nkuthazo, relishes in the exposure she has working actively in Imiso Ceramics‟ studio and gallery at Woodstock‟s, Old Biscuit Mill. She constantly engages in design conversation as an expression through telling stories needing to be told. Having come from a creative family and a retail history she feels naturally passionate about an evolution that allows her to connect, sharing in the pleasures of design realised. She‟s a novice published writer, photographer, visual merchandiser, office manager, with her organisational and interpersonal skills she has an uncanny ability to hone into what young entrepreneurs require to create successful lean businesses and extends her knowledge and services to those in need.

Trevor Stuurman

ELLE magazine SA‟s award winning Style reporter and blogger, Trevor Stuurman has been solidifying a name for himself since the tender age of three as a trend setter and trend hunter in his Kimberly home town. A student of subjects both figurative and literal he captures the expressions of today‟s entrepreneurial success stories as they unfold. Working for Sunglass Hut as a Brand Influencer and Street Style Reporter has also put him par with many designers excellence in presentation ethos, paying attention to the finer details of beautiful design. He Graduated from AFDA in 2012 and Started Working at ELLE magazine SA to date travelling throughout the country documenting the evolutionary spill over of design and cultural influence into the current urban culture.

Tina Matsimella

THE VENUE Entrepreneur, vocalist and model Tina Matsimella Graduated from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2010 as well as from Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development in 2011. With a dynamic grounded business sensibility she started a career with Township Conference which leads to developing an experience in retail with Urban
Degree, scouted and starting a current career as a model. Her love entrepreneurial endeavours still burn as she continued the journey with a Creative Business Design agency called Pigeon Pie. She continues to develop her own business, servicing sports men and women in improving the longevity of sports kits and equipment with a focus on sports kit care. Her voice is one that will launch a new genre of collaborative production between musicians, designers and artists across a landscape of mediums, in the near future.

Loyiso Mkize

An artist with a purpose far greater than himself, Loyiso Mkize was born in 1987 in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape. From 2006 to 2009 he attended Cape Peninsula University of Technology where he studied and completed a Diploma in Graphic Design. He currently works at Strika Entertainment where he co illustrates the Supa Strikas comic book available monthly in the Sunday Times. His passion lies in his painting as well. His current works are exhibited at THE FRAMERY ART GALLERY in Sea Point.

Mlondolozi Hempe

Known by his peers for his dynamic thought process Mlondolozi Hempe founded Umongo . He obtained his Bachelor of Architectural Studies Degree in 2011 and is currently registered with the South African Council of Architectural Professionals. Mlondolozi has a love for design as he marries Furniture,Interior and Architectural design seeing design as a uniform language to be explored. His design style is influenced by everyday South Africa ,childhood and culture. Here are quick facts about Designer, Mlondolozi Hempe. Port Elizabeth designer currently based and working in Cape Town.His first exhibition was the 12 rooms Exhibition at Leon @ CCXIX furniture showroom in Cape Town . He created a wooden ottoman modelled against a traditional “potjie” pot and “Inkundla” Sofa based on a concept of togetherness displaying this by sitting in a circular fashion. These pieces were part of the interior design exhibition a “Xhosa”-inspired living space . Imbadu Collective-
The Exhibition: The distinguishing aspect of this project is its collaborative nature. It is aimed to take the Arts into communities and in so doing creates work opportunities, transferring skills and to present the Arts as a possible career and business path within the community. All designers core works will be showcased with interactive workshops, demonstrations and presentations on the daily program line-up.
Inga Gubeka is a 20-something entrepreneur who is making his mark on the South African design and décor scene. Born in the Eastern Cape and raise in Durban and graduated from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Gubeka established Indalo Décor in Cape Town in December 2013. Although he studied interior design, he soon realised that he enjoys the physical process of making objects and now runs a studio in Paarden Eiland, Cape Town. Here he designs and makes unique products including backpacks, clocks and lamps. Gubeka also creates wooden accessories for mobile phones and tablets with The backpack is finished using leather straps and lined with shwe shwe, a fabric synonymous with Xhosa culture in South Africa. The Umtwalo Wooden Backpack was showcased as part of Design Indaba Expo‟s Africa is Now exhibition under the theme “Africa is Transformed”, which looked at how Africans have a make-do approach to materiality, transforming what‟s at hand unto unexpected objects and designs that delight.

Buhle Zuma

Buhle Zuma is a social psychologist working at the University of Cape Town as a lecturer and researcher. His main areas of work are in „race‟ and class relations in post-apartheid South Africa or he prefers to call post-colonial South Arica. His other areas of research interest are post-colonial psychology and Philosophical Anthropology—the main concern of these areas disciplines is the study of black enslavement and consequently the continuing pursuit by black people for their humanity and freedom. It is this intellectual interest that Dr Zuma brings and shares with the Imbadu Collective with the view to consciously find new and creative ways to create socially and political conscious art forms. Artistically, Buhle‟s main interests are in electronic music production (site under construction) and dj-ing ( In this regard he and Andile Dyalvane are working on a project, in its conceptual phase, called Ceramic House—a fusion of house music and ceramic production.

Mfezeko Matshoba

An inspired animator, Mfezeko Matshoba in charge of the animation department at Broad Based Designs. He obtained his certificate as a digital animator from Learn 3D, Johannesburg in 2009. He then interned at Dzuguda Productions, in the graphics department for 6 months, mostly doing graphics for television programs. He then worked as a freelance animator. He always strives to excel and is currently focusing on getting his diploma. He is doing his second year at The Animation School at the School of Animation in Woodstock, Cape Town..

Andile Dyalvane

Born on the 25th of September 1978 in the small village of Ngobozana in Qobo-Qobo,in the Eastern Cape. In 1996 he enrolled for a three year Art and design diploma at the then Sivuyile Technical College in Gugulethu, Cape Town where he graduated top of his class. In 1999 he was offered a job at the Potters Shop & Studio as a ceramic painter. Due to his exceptional work he received a scholarship to further his studies at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where he enrolled for a Ceramic Design course and graduated successfully with merit, receiving a National Diploma in Ceramic Design in 2003. Working with clay gives him the ability to create something beautiful, valuable, and usable from shapeless pieces of earth. What‟s fascinating is that he works with three elements of life: water, air and fire the alchemy of love.

Vukile Batyi

Vukile Batyi‟s passion project has grown into a desirable accessory for both the South African and international markets. The Durban-based graphic designer and 2014 Design Indaba Emerging Creative has turned his attention to designing innovative and beautiful iPhone covers. Inspired by his late aunt, Batyi draws on traditional beading skills to create one-of-a-kind bright and bold designs for iPhone cases. As the iPhone cases became more popular, Batyi turned to another creative drawing on his Xhosa heritage, textile and knitwear designer Laduma Ngxokolo, for design input. For the 2014 Design Indaba Expo, Batyi collaborated with his mentor to create cases emblazoned with traditional Xhosa-inspired patterns from Ngxokolo's latest knitwear collection.

Jerry Manganyi

A Graphic Designer and Art Director born in Johannesburg and relocated to Cape Town 2011 with more than 10 years experience, acquiring a wealth of knowledge and design expertise. His portfolio has had him working with many well known brands and companies all in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Offerings are friendly personalised, professional creative design services specialising in print design and digital media. This method also extends to his involvement in the film industry and his personal projects. In 2014, he was nominated for the Best Production Design Award in the South African Film and TV Awards, also nominated for Achievement in Production Design in the African Movie Academy Awards.
The Venue Established in 1926, the Guga S'Thebe Arts and Cultural Centre is the focal point for cultural improvement and empowerment of Langa. Langa township is one of the oldest townships in South Africa and the cultural centre is equipped with an amphitheatre, conference room, meeting rooms, exhibition areas, art studios, a resource centre, an Internet café and also a Cape Town Tourism Visitor Centre. Not only is this venue available for hire but it is open to the public from Monday to Friday between 9h00 and 18h00.

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