If you feel like treating yourself to a visual feast then head on down to the Phansi Museum this week! Master craftswoman, Hlengiwe Dube’s solo exhibition, ‘Hear Me Out’, opened at Phansi this past weekend, and will remain up until the end of the month.
Dube, who learned the art of beading and wirework from her grandmother, is not only responsible for creating works of art worthy of museum galleries, but is also intent on passing on her skills to others, and regularly leads skills development workshops, showing crafters how they can update their crafts while still preserving tradition. Dube has also authored a book on beads: entitled Zulu Beadwork: Talk with Beads, the book explains the hidden messages in Zulu beadwork, how each colour and each combination of colours, tells a different story.
For more information on the ‘Hear Me Out’ exhibition please visit the Phansi Museum’s Facebook page
Image courtesy of Phansi Museum