Martin Vogelman
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"Although I attended Bill Ainslies Art Foundation in the early '70's and 80's, I have not lifted a brush for 35 years, so I am a late starter, only started painting again 6 years ago, so unfortunately have not exhibited before. In what ever path I took it had to have some form of creativity. So all I can tell you a tale about an undetected bit of History.

In 1975 myself David Koloane, Zulu Bidi, Mafa Knwegna and Hugh Hknolanchgu embarked on starting the first African Gallery with studios so the artists could work in peace in Jeppestown Johannesburg, and to offer a space to exhibit their work. The opening exhibition reflected the situation in South Africa at the time, attended by aprox 300 persons and 5 overseas network television stations, opening addresses  by the Late Bill Ainslie, and Percy Peter Qoboza editor of the then World Newspaper, this place slipped into obscurity , with not many knowing about it's existence, and disappearing with out a trace that it ever existed."


​"Identity Document" is a work in progress an visit it from time to time, I have found the journey, maybe more exhilarating than the actual  work...

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