Ronald Muchatuta: Kurarama – To Survive

16 July 2020 to 16 August 2020

Ronald MuchatutaThe Melrose Gallery presents  ‘Kurarama – To Survive’ the solo exhibition of Ronald Muchatuta which is curated by Ruzy Rusike. The exhibition will run from 16 July to 16 August 2020 and will be presented in The Melrose Gallery
in Melrose Arch and online on a viewing room on

Following on from Ronald’s well-received exhibition at the Stellenbosch Triennale and its premature closure due to Covid-19, Ronald created this new body of works during the shut down in South Africa.

“‘Kurarama’ means ‘to survive’ and it is through survival that we find beauty in life and death. “The Ying-yang philosophy reflects on how the end of life in one dimension can be seen as a fresh start in another. The circle of life. The burning of the veldt before new vegetation sprouts – The land needs to breathe, We need to breathe. This body of work crosses points of our existence. The mark of existence comes in the forms of legacy, spirituality, youth, beauty, and cultural conditioning.

“Green, Orange, Brown. A smile a kiss. Joint shoes. A spectacle with sighting and vision. Shapes – forms within foresight. The Joy of Chaos. Happiness riding with thrill. Oh how I missed you colour”, Ronald Muchatuta.

The exhibition consists of 21 new works that explore the range of techniques for which Ronald is swiftly developing a strong reputation and loyal following. Ronald uses collage, painting, illustration and marking to create works imbued and layered with texture and meaning.


Address: Melrose Arch, 10 The High St, Melrose
Online viewing via: The Melrose Gallery

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