Visual Art Exhibition: Top up inside out

​​​​An exhibition entitled TOP UP INSIDE OUT featuring artworks by members of the artists’ collective Ubuhle Bobuntu Arts and curated by Thulani Zondo will be presented by UJ Arts & Culture at the UJ Art Gallery from 26 August to 23 September 2015.

Based in Diepkloof, Soweto, this artists’ collective consists of Lehlohonolo Mkhasibe, Thabo Molapo, Thulani Zondo, Thomas Moremi, Pauline Mazibuko, Velaphi Masondo, Enoch Ndlovu, Virginia Ramovha, Mzi Gojo, Sinalothemba Ntuli, Joseph Kgobodi Monnatlala and Victor Mofokeng.

In their reflection on one of the major global issues of our time, these twelve artists repurpose materials such as bread, rubber tires, match sticks, plastic, cow dung, extension hair and cans. They focus on green art and eco-logic as means to reduce the negative impact of wastefulness on the earth’s eco-systems.

Performances by poets and musicians will form part of the opening event.

DATES :26 August to 23 September 2015
OPENING :Wednesday 26 August 2015 at 18:30 for 19:00
OPENING SPEAKER :JC Laurent, Operations Manager: UJ Arts & Culture
WALKABOUT :Tuesday 8 September 2015 at 13 00
Wednesday 16 September 2015 at 10 30
GALLERY HOURS :Mon– Fri: 09:00 – 16:00
Closed weekends and public holidays
LOCATION:APK Campus, Cor. Kingsway/University Rd, Auckland Park
CONTACT:UJ Art Gallery: 011 559 2099



The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) offers under- and postgraduate programmes in eight creative disciplines: Architecture, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewellery Design & Manufacture, Multimedia Design, and Visual Art. The Faculty has a strong focus on sustainability and relevance, and engages actively with the dynamism, creativity and diversity of Johannesburg in imagining new approaches to art and design education. Equipped with state-of-the art, custom-built facilities, the Faculty is staffed by highly regarded academics, artists and designers.


UJ Arts & Culture produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes aligned to the UJ vision of an international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future. A robust range of arts platforms are offered on all four UJ campuses for students, staff, alumni and the general public to experience and engage with emerging and established Pan-African and international artists drawn from the full spectrum of the arts. For regular updates follow @UJArtsCentre on Twitter or visit


Ubuhle Bobuntu Arts is a registered non-profit organisation empowering youth with skills in art making, life style and workshops in practical visual arts.


​Mize Gojo
​Mize Gojo uses cow dung as medium.


Cow Dung As Medium
Cow Dung As Medium


Re Purposed Cow Dung
Re-purposed cow dung


Reprocessing Waste Into Artworks
Reprocessing waste into artworks
Reprocessing Waste Into Artworks

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