Threads of Africa

The Thukela River in KwaZulu Natal flows through the valley and, although there have been comings and goings through the centuries, part of it feels remote. There is minimal technology, services are limited or non-existent, and access was made through a sharp-stoned dirt road until around 2017 when a tarred surface was laid down. In […]

White Monday Disaster

Cecil Skotnes would traverse the use of several mediums over his lifetime of creation, but the attraction of woodcutting for Skotnes was in part the rarity of practice in this medium during his studies at Wits in the late 1940s. Skotnes maintains that the word ‘woodcut’ was not even mentioned during his years at art […]