Wednesday, January 8, 2014



CAN YOU HELP? Art historian Philippa Hobbs is assisting Allina Ndebele trace and document the whereabouts of her tapestries made between 1962 and 2005, first at Rorke’s Drift but mostly from 1978, when she started to work as a career artist. While the tapestries in public collections are known, many of those in many private collections have become obscure. A large number of these works were sold to private buyers through the Vukani Association in Eshowe, and to collectors in the Empangeni area. Others have left South Africa with overseas buyers. Contact Philippa on

IMBIZO! Invitation  Vukani Zulu Cultural Museum is happy to announce that on Thursday, 23 January 2014, a large number of crafters have agreed to converge at the museum to display and sell their work. You are most cordially invited to come to take advantage of access to top quality work at very competitive prices. As was arranged last year, buyers will obtain a list from the organisers, on which they will record all their purchases as they pay the individual crafters direct (bring lots of change). At the end of the day, the list is handed to the organisers, who add a 15% commission, which can be paid immediately in cash, or later by eft. An invoice will be supplied for bookkeeping purposes. Government institutions that have difficulty with the fact that the crafters are not on the procurement database may make prior arrangements to buy through Vukani Museum. The imbizo is open to everyone: private or institutional collectors, casual buyers, museums, galleries, curio shops or tourists. The crafters have been requested to bring a range of goods that should appeal to every pocket, from small trade items to collector's pieces. For more information, please feel free to contact me, Vivienne Garside, at 035-474 5274, 0834925705 or