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Black Art and Artists in South Africa
Campbell Collections - KCAV177
Oral interview with Ms P Khosa, an art teacher who was residing at R740, Umlazi at the time and place of the interview. Please note that the times are for guidance only, and may not be exact 0:00 - 00:54 - Personal details 00:54 - 01:19 - Early interest in art and needlework 01:19 - 01:47 - Lack of opportunities for aspirant black artists 01:47 - 01:96 - Interest rekindled while studying at Adams College 01:96 - 03:85 - Period of study at Ndaleni 03:85 - 04:20 - 1970 - Starts teaching and continues carving 04:20 - 04:62 - Works with Michael Zondi 04:62 - 05:18 - Marriage prevents any participation in art 05:18 - 07:21 - 1975 - Recommences woodcarving and starts fabric printing 07:21 - 07:70 - Types of images used in woodcarving 07:70 - 08:26 - Types of wood used 08:26 - 09:38 - Influence of Zondi and others on her work 09:38 - 10:36 - No contact with other artists at present 10:36 - 12:53 - Difficulty as a woman of penetrating the art world 12:53 - 13:37 - Potential outlets for work 13:37 - 13:93 - Dealings with curio shops 13:93 - 14:91 - Exhibitions 14:91 - 17:01 - Comments on the gallery system 17:01 - 19:04 - Moved towards fabric printing because this is more profitable 19:04 - 21:70 - Art in black schools 21:70 - 22:82 - Black children generally disinterested in art; reasons for this 22:82 - 23:73 - Art not taken by all pupils 23:73 - 26:04 - Attitude of the KwaZulu Education Department to art in schools 26:04 - 27:09 - Art offered at very few schools in Umlazi 27:09 - 33:47 - Comments on the state of art in South Africa 33:47 - 34:28 - Influence of other artists on her work negligible 34:28 - 38:37 - Membership of Inkatha and teaching of Inkatha in schools There is no transcript for this interview.
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