Alf Kumalo and Marc Alexander
Alf Kumalo and Marc Alexander

Legacy first opened at Art Afrique Gallery in Sandton City in March 2012. The guest speaker was the late Alf Kumalo – one of South Africa’s most famous photo journalists, who has taken many iconic photographs of the anti-apartheid struggle. This acclaimed portrait series was also exhibited by invitation at Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, from October to December 2013. Read more… Alf Kumalo , who has shared with us his incredible journey to freedom that South Africa has experienced with his many iconic scenes of the anti-Apartheid struggle, opened my exhibition entitled “Legacy” at Art Afrique Gallery in March 2012; and in December 2012 the exhibition was showcased again at the Studio Gallery in Kalk Bay to honour the life of Alf Kumalo.

All Portraits are 100cm by 100cm, Oil and Steel Wire Text on Canvas over Board

Legacy Quotations

Muhammad Ali, “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under the lights. Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

Mother Teresa, Live simply so that others may simply live. I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

Nkosi Johnson, “Care for us and accept us – we are all human beings. We are normal. We have hands. We have feet. We can walk, we can talk, we have needs just like everyone else – don’t be afraid of us – we are all the same.”

Nelson Mandela, “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.”

Martin Luther King jr, An individual has not started living until he rises above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.”

Mahatma Gandhi, Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Desmond Tutu, “Without forgiveness, there’s no future. If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”

Albert Einstein, You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. A life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

Aung San Suu Kyi, In a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day.  The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.  Never let fear prevent you from doing right.”

Heidi Baker, All fruitfulness flows from intimacy. If you have God’s presence, you have His favor. One minute of God’s presence can accomplish more than twenty years of your striving. Compassion without power is a very sad thing.”

Albert Luthuli, “I believe that here in South Africa, with all our diversities of colour and race; we will show the world a new pattern for democracy. There is a challenge for us to set a new example for all. Let us not side step this task.”

FW De Klerk, “Peace doesn’t fare well where poverty and deprivation reign. It doesn’t flourish where there is ignorance and a lack of education and information. Repression, injustice and exploitation are inimical with peace.”

Princess Dianna “I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or for sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be. I want to carry out random acts of kindness, with no expectation of reward.”

Rosa Parks, “I do the best I can to look upon life with optimism and hope and looking forward to a better day. Each person must live life as a model for others. Memories of our lives and our works will continue in others.”


Opening Pics

Art Afrique – Sandton City, March 2012

The Studio Gallery Kalk Bay, December 2012

Artscape Theater Centre Cape Town, November 2013