Painting her way

22 July 2008 | Story by Newsroom

Engineering art: Tafadzwa Mukwashis "Diaspora"

Not many people would imagine electrical engineering would attract a creative artist, but Tafadzwa Mukwashi, in her second year at UCT has her creations hanging in private collections in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Perth, London, Switzerland and Vienna. Her paintings have helped pay for her studies.

Tafadzwa Mukwashi

Mukwashi (left) never considered herself an artist while at school, and gave up art as an A-level subject, but after school she started painting as a hobby. Someone noticed her work and asked her for a copy, and from there the word spread.

She has held successful exhibitions in Zimbabwe and recently was part of the "Contemporary Visions of Southern Africa" exhibition which was held in the Pretoria Art Museum.

Mukwashi donated one of her works to the Legal Resources Centre, which is hosting the "Justice for All" art auction that will pay tribute to the contributions of Lady Felicia Kentridge, Dr Albertina Sisulu and the vision that established the Legal Resource Centre.

More information can be found on her website.

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