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Artist Card: Bongani Luthuli


This Mandela Card is a print of a mixed media artwork by Bongani Luthuli. Card dimensions are approximately 10.5cm x 15cm. Envelope colours vary.

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About the Artist:

Bongani Luthuli is a Durban based mix-media creative, and a fashion artist. He was born in Matatiele next to Basotho land. Luthuli was raised in Mount Fletcher where he detected his talent in the arts.

He then moved to Durban in 2004 to further his studies in art at the Durban University of Technology, in the department of Fine Art and Jewellery Design. DUT was after five years of working in a sugar factor.

Bongani was additionally introduced to textile design, which then led him to eventually establishing his clothing brand named “Nattydread Clothing”. He draws his inspiration mainly from African livity and different traditions.

Both his art and the Nattydread Clothing brand has been featured in Selimathunzi and the first fashion catalogue in Isolezwe. Luthuli has also worked with artists like Zamani Makhanya, Sfiso KaMkame, Themba Shibase, and John Roome.