Meet Itumeleng Tshikalaha: 30-Year-Old South African Art Entrepreneur Sparking Curiosity In Visual Arts

30-year-old South African, Itumeleng Tshikalane, a  law student, mother of two,is the owner of   132 Art Gallery in South Africa. The 132 Art Gallery seeks to spark curiosity through the visual arts, instilling a greater cultural understanding by presenting the work of outstanding artists, using the power of art to engage, motivate and inspire. Crowned as the destination for investment art, and a marvel for collectors, 132 Art Gallery offers a diverse portfolio of one-of-a-kind investment art. They promote African Artwork by known and emerging African artists. Pushing the narrative ” the African Art is investment art” thus building lifelong legacies in the art world.

132 Art Gallery
132 Art Gallery

“At 132 Art Gallery we take pride in the fact that our art pieces are one of a kind, and our client’s investment in the art painting is preserved by its exclusivity.” She told …. During an interview

WhatsApp Image 2022 04 21 at 4.28.35 PM

Itumeleng Tshikalane  was greatly inspired by her husband, George Mulaudzi, who is an artist and always had his paintings around the house, though, in the medical field, they saw an opportunity to have his artwork and saw a gap in the market to promote his work as her first exclusive artist inhouse and then they looked for space and got other artists on board and that is how 132 Art Gallery began – black-owned and women-owned.

132 Art Gallery

The business exhibit artists work at a minimum fee, they charge less than the standard commission rate as in most galleries and work on marketing the artist and promote them internationally. they are specific in choosing one-of-a-kind artwork and that has been their selling point in art, art being an investment. The client or art lover gets to buy and own a painting that nobody else will ever own and while doing so, can opt to sell in later years and get a profit. The artists that work with them use the medium oil on canvas, meaning the painting will last over 100 years + and that is what building a legacy in the arts means, by Africans for Africans. They would like to see all artists that work with us be auctioned on Bloombergs and Sothebys and seeing African Art flourish.

132 Art Gallery

“Our clients take comfort in knowing that they are the only person in the world with that one specific art painting hanging on their wall or stored in their vault.” She explained during an interview

Itumeleng Tshikalane business is a team of 6 people that are permanent staff. The Curator / Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, Administrator, The Information and Technology, Contact and Support Agents, Office Manager. They also employ 20 people that help them during exhibitions, events, and doing promotions on a part-time basis.

Contact or follow 132 Art Gallery

Website Facebook Instagram

Source:  Lionesses Of Africa


Sallu Kamuskay

Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button