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Founded by two young and passionate local artists, Fugly Art Gallery is one of Khayelitsha’s hottest up-and-coming galleries.
They aim to achieve three noble goals:
- To uplift their community by providing a platform for various art forms;
- to teach the community about art and
- to provide a space where visitors, locals, and artists can meet in the gallery space.
The talented founders of the Fugly Art Gallery in Khayelitsha are a force to be reckoned with. Nwabisa Nkonyana and Yolanda Rachel Sihlali are both passionate artists who love art and their community. They’ve seen a need for more art and art awareness in Khayelitsha and they are eager to answer the call.
Since the gallery’s launch in December 2018, they’ve hosted monthly events and openings, exhibiting their work alongside the work of other gifted locals and international artists. An exciting addition to the art exhibitions is their live demonstrations and workshops. Nwabisa gives demonstrations and lessons in her field of expertise which is painting, drawing, and print making. She also curates the space. Yolanda does beadwork and her nimble fingers impresses visitors at live demonstrations.
Both artists also have their work for sale so you can take home a keepsake after your memorable visit.
Every first Saturday of the month they host an opening of a new exhibition where an entry fee of R20 gets you in (or pay just R30 for two if you bring a plus-one). Of course, it wouldn’t be an art gallery without wine and Fugly keeps it local by selling Khayelitsha’s Finest Wine.
The founders’ passion is contagious and a visit to Fugly Art Gallery will leave you inspired and enriched, and they’re just getting started.
25 Didiyela St,
Griffiths Mxenge, Khayelitsha
Nwabisa Nkonyana C +27 (0) 74 947 7936