Garth Erasmus

Garth Erasmus

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Garth Erasmus is a visual artist and musician whose work focuses on SA`s indigenous people, the KhoiSan, which is his heritage. Originally from the Ecape he now lives and works in Kraaifontein (outside Cape Town). He taught at the Zonnebloem Art Centre, District Six in Cape Town, from 1982-1997. In 2005 he was the (temporary) Arts Education Officer at the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town. He is a former chairperson of Africa South Art Initiative (ASAI) and is an active member of art projects such as Vakalisa Artists Group; Community Reflections Arts Performance Group; Greatmore Street Artists Studio, and the Thupelo Artists Workshop. One of his large-scale mural artworks is included in an installation depicting first peoples of the Western Cape at Artscape Theatre, Cape Town. His audio installation, Autshomato, is at the Robben Island Museum (Nelson Mandela Gateway, Cape Town). Garth is part of the activist music and poetry group, Khoi Khonnexion, who toured European music theatre festivals in 2018-19 with the production House of Falling Bones on the Namibian genocide of the Nama people by the German colonialists.

https://asai.co.za/artist/garth-erasmus/

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