Art South Africa Volume 6: Issue 01
About Nelson Makamo: Growing up in the Limpopo Province town of Modimolle (previously Nylstroom), Makamo first emerged on the art scene when he participated in a municipal art exhibition. A grade 12 learner at the time, he was the youngest participant. He moved to Johannesburg in 2003 with the desire to study fine art but was dissuaded by financial circumstances. A resident of Tembisa, he won a bursary at the Artists’ Proof Studio, where he studied for three years. He has remained affiliated with the studio, under the sponsorship of Pinpoint One Human Resources. Makamo hosted a sell-out solo exhibition at Obert Contemporary in Melrose Arch in 2005.
About Nyaniso Lindi: Born in 1973 in the Fingo Village, Lindi lives in Grahamstown. After a school career distinguished by various art prizes, Lindi was taken under the wing of the then Head of Department of Rhodes University, Professor Robert Brooke, who assisted him in getting enrolled to do the Fine Art degree in 1995. Academic and language difficulties prevented him from graduating; in 1998 he enrolled in the Cape Town Film and Television School. He is currently registered for his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Rhodes University on a part time basis, and assists artists in printing their work, including Christine Dixie, Roxandra Dardagan Britz and Zola Toyi.
About Colleen Alborough: A digital multimedia artist based in Johannesburg, Alborough completed her BA (Fine Arts) with distinction at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she is currently completing a MA (Fine Arts). She has presented two solo exhibitions this year, an untitled solo show at The Premises Gallery and Before the Time at Pretoria’s Outlet gallery. Group shows include the drift between (2005), 6 on a scale of 1-10 (2002) Interart/Interact (2001). Alborough was one of four artists selected to participate on the KZNSA Gallery’s Young Artists Project in 2004.