Koloane funeral service to be held on Saturday

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The funeral service for South African artist David Koloane will be held at the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in the Johannesburg CBD on Saturday morning.

The Alexandra-born multi-award winner, died in his Parktown home in Johannesburg on Sunday at the age of 81.

Koloane was an acclaimed painter whose work has featured in the world’s greatest collections. He co-founded the first black arts gallery and was deeply respected as a cultural activist.

He is one of the founding members of the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios as well as the Federated Union of Black Artists (FUBA) Gallery and became its first curator.

He was also known as a champion for the development of the black art community in South Africa throughout his career of more than 40 years.

His work has been exhibited in South Africa, New York, London, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

President Cyril Ramaphosa described Koloane as a giant and someone who contributed immensely to the arts in South Africa.

 

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