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Crown Chakra – the headdress that inspires Vuyo Oyiya

by | Aug 25, 2023 | Featured | 0 comments

Voyo Oyiya bares her soul on the Sanlam Arts Round Up

Crown Chakra – the significance of her headdress – is what “Queen” Vuyo Oyiya talks is through in today’s Sanlam Arts Round Up on Fine Music Radio. Her sculpture, forming part of Art in Public Spaces  at the V&A Waterfront  was unveiled on Woman’s Day

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Crown Chakra, Vuyo Oyiya,Vuyo Oyiya   bares her soul as she talks about the headdress that inspires her. Seeking balance and connecting with herself is how she describes the creative process she worksthrough. “A meditation in motion” is her definition of the way her work evolves.

The invitation by Dirk Durnez of Art@Africa Gallery to create the sculpture for the V&A Waterfront gave her something tangible to celebrate her personal journey. This was a way to honour herself and other women, which is also reflected in the works unveiled at the gallery. It was also significant, that this occurred on Women’s Day.


Vuyp is honouring tradition and recognising the Crown Chakra as a birthright and this inate connection to who women are. This is a connection that goes beyond culture, race and heritage and defines one as a soul. She is exposing herself as more than a woman, Xhosa and black. She is challenging herself – how can I be the change. And through all this questioning, “the doek is grounding self”.

She is very grateful to the V&A Waterfront for providing the platform for her sculpture. The position is facing the Clocktower Centre which is the home of Art@Africa, which is where her other two sculptures can be seen, including other works by women to tie in with Women’s Month.


WHAT: Crown Chakra –  Vuyo Oyiya  
WHERE: Art@Africa, Clocktower Centre, Silo District, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 8001
INFO: Dirk Durnez T 082 774 1078 | E | Visit   |  See also Vuyo Oyiya Public Sculpture unveiled at V&A Waterfront 

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