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Bandile Gumbi
Project Manager, Writer, Poet
Email: bandile.gumbi@gmail.com
Telephone: +27 (0) 73 080 9610

           
                       
   

Links

City Breath Festival of Video Poetry and Performance, 2009Artwork "Walking in Plastic"
.........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XUuktnx67A

Dead Revolutionaries Club ( arts collective)
........ http://www.deadrevolutionariesclub.co.za/

     
                       

Profile

Bandile Gumbi is a KwaZulu Natal raised creative writer who has been into the craft since 2000. She has self-published a poetry collection "Pangs of initiation" in 2004. Bandile's poetry and prose are published in a poetry collection title "Basadzi Voices" published by University of KwaZulu Natal Press in 2006, journals and e-zines. She performs and exhibit poetry by fusing different art disciplines as she believes that all arts come from the same creative source. She has worked with artist collectives 3rd Eye Vision in Durban  the EVE Network in Johannesburg and she is a  member  of Dead Revolutionaries Club.

In addition to her poetry she has been working in the arts and culture sector since 2002 in various capacities ranging from Artist Liason to Project Management.

Publications

2010
Jenda: A Journal on Culture and African Women Studies

2008
Poetry and Interview, South African Labour Bulletin

2006
Poetry and Short Fiction, “Basadzi Voices”, UKZN Press
Poetry, and Interview, The Star Newspaper
Essay, Kush Kollective website

2005
Poetry, Annual Review Critical Psychology Journal
Review, Artthrob website

2004
Self- Published Poetry collection, “Pangs of Initiation”
Poetry, and Interview, City Press Newspaper
Poetry, and Interview, Natal Newspapers group

2003 - 2005
Poetry, Essay and Short Fiction, Agenda Feminist Journal
Poetry and Short Fiction, Litnet e-zine

Performances and Exhibitions

2010
NoHoly Cows: A collaborative visual art performance work between Pam Dlungwana and Bandile Gumbi at Greatmore Studios - Cape Town, SADC Poetry Festival - Gaborone and Poetry Africa - Durban

2009
City Breath Festival of Video Poetry and Performance, "Walking in Plastic: A video colloboration with Filmmaker Kia Lossgott and Dancer Mduduzi Nyembe"

2008
National Department of Arts and Culture, Pretoria, Book club.
AVA Gallery, Cape Town, Exhibition “Scratching the Surface vol 1”
Museum Afrika, Johannesburg, “Black History Month”

2007
Observatory cottages, Johannesburg, “Jozi house of Poetry”
Xarra Books, Johannesburg, Launch “Basadzi Voices”

2006
Xarra Books, Johannesburg, Launch “Pangs of Initiation”

2005
Collaborated with visual artists Nontobeko Ntombela (Women for Children project)
Zimbabwe International Film Festival

2004
Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, “Thupelo Workshops Regional & International”
Sneddon Theatre and Bat Centre, Durban, “Poetry Africa”

2000 - 2008
Collaboration with visual artists and musicians (3rd Eye Vision projects)
Open stages South Africa and Sweden.

Skills
Project Management
Facilitation
Research

Grants/Busaries
2004
Bartel Arts Trust: Tupelo International Workshop, South Africa

2005
Berlin Film Festival: Self-Organisation for Event Management for African TV and Film Market Organisers, Germany

2005
Malmo University: MA in Communication for Development, Sweden

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