Mashudu Nevhutalu: 'Hayani' at BKhz Gallery

Nov 25 - Jan 12 2024       Keyes Art Mile, 21 Keyes Ave, Rosebank
Home is a complicated notion, especially in a country like South Afruca where historically people have experienced displacement on a profound level.  

Mashudu Nevhutalu's second exhibition at BKhz Gallery follows his sold-out debut, and deals with this in a deeply personal manner. The title Hayani, meaning 'home' in XiVenda, and uses the artist's mother tongue to eschew the automatic assumptions that come with the term. 

"Why home? When I started working with my family photographs, and thinking about archives that my family kept all of these years, one of the things I noticed is that there are a lot of photos with children in them. The thing that I picked up in these photographs (whether at my mother's house, my grandmother's house or my aunt's house) is that all of those places were home. Everyone was a parent to me," says Nevhutalu.

This marks a unique understanding of the term, which typically denotes the physical space one inhabits. For Nevhutalu, home is far more than four brick walls and a roof. It's an expansive notion. Wherever care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust reside, home does too. 


Keyes Art Mile and BKhz Gallery are located near the Rosebank Gautrain station. See our guide to the Gautrain here and download the Gautrain app for real-time updates on when the next Gautrain and Gautrain midi-bus is due. Visit for more information on the timetable and fares. #YourGautrainJourneyStartsHere



Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00–17:00, Sat 10:00–15:00, Closed Sun. Nov 25 2023 - Jan 12 2024
BKhz Gallery
Keyes Art Mile, 21 Keyes Ave, Rosebank

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Free entrance

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