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Vendor Artist Thabisa Xwethu in The Big Issue #322

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Vendor Artist Thabisa Xwethu features in The Big Issue #322, the Big Feel-Good Issue, which is on sale right NOW!

Big Issue vendors enjoy art sessions hosted by Art Facilitator, Elaine Millin.

After a recent spike in violence and taxi strikes, the class decided to focus on prayer flags – finding a nature image to express prayers for themselves and others.                               

"I find hope in the darkest days, and focus on the brightest." Dalai Lama

Vendor Artist Thabisa Xwethu big issue 322 Thabisa Xwethu photo

Thabisa Xwethu is 30 years old, she grew up in Nyanga township Cape Town staying with her aunt. She attended I.D. Mkhize high school in Gugulethu. She attended some art classes at the Peter Clarke Art Centre while at school. She now lives with her twelve year old daughter and one year old son. She enjoys cooking during her spare time. She likes participating in the art sessions at The Big Issue and wants to develop her skills.

Thabisa has trained and received a security certificate. Her painting is titled: Happy Bird

Other artists in The Big Issue #322

  • Batsi Jorofani - "Friendship" - on the cover of The Big Issue #322
  • Luvo Loliwe - "Flowers of Joy"
  •  Nokonwaba Mbunye - "Peace"
  • Thabisa Xwethu - "Happy Bird"
  • Solomon Masoso - "Warmness"
  • Chwayita Desemela -"Green trees"

WHAT: Vendor Artist Thabisa Xwethu – The Big Issue #322 | WHERE: Artwork can be seen on this page of the Website and the Big Issue Facebook page |  ORDER: E  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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