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Hermanus, Lwandile

Hermanus, Lwandile is a South African visual artist known for his Printmaking.

Born in Nqamakwe, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, he is now based in East London. He was born in 1987 in a small village of Nqamakwe, to parents (the late) Monde Hermanus a Carpenter and (the late) Sylvia Hermanus a dress maker. His family are Xhosa people. He grew up in a village that is full of IT guru’s and he was once an IT guru before he then decided to pursued his dream of becoming an artist, enrolling at Walter Sisulu University in 2016. Hermanus’ first name, Lwandile means “loving” and is of English origin.                                                                                                                                                                                             

 Career 

Hermanus’ work was sent to Grahamstown National Arts festival in Rhodes University in 2017, exhibiting at The Albany museum. He is currently studying a BTech in Fine Arts at Walter Sisulu University in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. His philosophy and focus is to enquire about how the #FeesMustFall and #RhodesMustFall student protest movements started.  

Exhibitions

Hermanus’ work has been exhibited in The Walter Sisulu University in East London (common ground) 2017, National Arts Festival in Grahamstown (Rhodes University) also in 2017 and at The Ann Bryant art Gallery in East London, November 2019.