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W: 250mm x H: 320mm x D: 2mm
W: 10" x H: 13" x D:
Approx. Weight: 0kg
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Goodman is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
I was born at Inanda KwaBesta 40km north from Durban. I was raised by a single mom, Thembi Ndlovu in a family of five children, four girls and one boy, I am the last born. All I know about my father, Phindela Zulu, is that he lived in Nkandla and worked at Shell and BP.
My mother was very creative. Sshe sewed her own cloths even her wedding dress. She took my older sister and myself to live with her friend Mr. Eddie Meth the owner of Pisces Swimming Academy in Sydenham. Mr Meth putted us through Primary School. I schooled at Charles Hugo in Sydenham from grade 0 to grade 4, then moved back to Inanda. At Inanda I attended a school called Ikusasalentsha, I studied there for 2 years, grades 5 an 6. It was during the time I received the news of my mother's death, it was shocking news even though she was sick for a very long time, my mom was buried at a farm in
Ndwedwe. I left school for a while, my aunt got me back to a school called Buhlebethu P.P School were I completed grade 6 an 7, this is were I discovered my talent and love for sketching. In 2005 at Buhlebethu P.P school was receiving a visit by the honourable MEC Prof. Gabriel Ndabandaba. Several learners were chosen to draw a portrait of the MEC and i was not a part of those learners because my talent was unknown to everyone. A teacher named Miss Mthiyane spotted me drawing a portrait of Jesus and she asked me to draw the MEC and my portrait was the best Presented to Prof. Ndabandaba. He was so impressed he asked for my details. I received the good news that Prof Ndabandaba was going to help me with school requirements. Once I chose my high school, JG Zuma High, I contacted Prof. Ndabandaba who arranged to meet me at Gem School wear with my former Mrs. Nana Ndlovu from Buhlebethu P.P School. Professor Ndabandaba bought everything I needed, I was treated like a VIP on that day I had a coffee with Mr Pandor the owner of Gem school wear and we walked all with bodyguards.
Mr Eddie Meth was very surprised to hear about my artistic talents and he arranged for me to join the Saturday arts classes at Durban city hall, he paid for my arts classes and all my expensive equipment. He is like father to me. He taught to swim when i was a little kid he always look after me when ever I eed help I always turn on him, for bus-fare and my excursion. Mrs Nana Ndlovu contacted the eThekwini municipality to help me and they introduced me to Lungelo Gumede the artist who has a studio at Bat centre where I met other artist who had a hand on my career. In 2007 I decided to put stand at Phoenix Plaza center I was so naive I did not asked for a permission and i was chased by securities, and went back and asked for a small space at the Plaza management they putted in the center where I did well on my school holidays. In 2008 I decided to move to a bigger centerer I spoked to the arketing manager of the Musgrave Center, Mr. Vinay Panday, who invited me to display my artwork in the center exhibition. The exhibition was for professional artist such as Steve Mandy, Isaac Sthole, Robert Bolter as well as Claude Chaundle. The show was great it where i met Steve Mandy who helps me ith art lessons. In 2010 I was in Prosperity murals it was a lot of fun working with many artists. And i was a part of izikhwephezethu exhibition held in Durban art gallery the opening was great.
Many thanks to everyone who has supported me may GOD BLESS YOU
Durban Art Gallery izikhwephe zethu 2010
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