The Durban University of Technology’s (DUT) Photography alumnus, Thalente Khomo will be among the 17 vibrant artists who will be exhibiting at the Isambulo Art exhibition, which is taking place at the Henry George Gallery on Thursday, 27 September 2018 in Johannesburg.
The exhibition is organised by Amasosha- a collective of young artists from Durban who united together to form a movement that will allow Durban artists to work together as a unit and help each other in uplifting their skills in this art world.
“I feel very honoured and excited to partake in this exhibition because it will mark my first time exhibiting out of KwaZulu-Natal and this exhibition will grow me as a photographer and a performer,” said Khomo.
Khomo stated that having her work introduced to a new audience will grant her more recognition and open more doors for her in the art industry. “I feel that being introduced to a new audience and my work being exposed to a new environment will allow me more recognition in the industry and also open more doors for future projects as I am still an artist in learning,” she said.
She explained that the purpose of the Isambulo exhibition is to draw a new audience to Durban based independent artists working together.
Outlining the title of the exhibition, Khomo said as artists they receive messages from God, which is why they titled the exhibition ‘Isambulo’ to reveal to their audience through art.
Khomo graduated in 2017 with a National Diploma in Photography from DUT. She was recently named artist of the month’ by the Henry George Gallery. Khomo has participated in numerous exhibitions around Durban, including the Masihambisane Exhibition at African Art Centre, Searching for New Azania Exhibition at Ikomkhulu Art Space, Reaching the Unknown and Visions Group Exhibition at Ikomkhulu Art Space and Durban Project for Young Artists, KZNSA Gallery and many more.
Pictured: Thalente Khomo