Onkabetse Prickar Manenye

Fine art leatherworks soldering on leather.



Tell us about you and how you would you describe your "art"?
Fine art leatherworks soldering on leather.

Where are you based?
For now am working with couple of lodges exhibitions. I am termporaly based in my backyard.

How long have you been making music and how did you get started?
Since i was born my spirit is art.

Do you come from an artistic background?
My grandma was a pottery artist, my uncle is an active artist doing soldering on wooden Calabash.

What inspires you? What are your influences (Who or What)?
My grandmam, uncle Banko Pule and distant relative Jacob Disele.

What is your most proud accomplishment so far?
Finishing 12 fine art leather pieces in 5 weeks for the solo exhibition I had in Alliance Francaise de Gaborone On April 2013.

What are your tools for creating?
Leather, leather strings, leather polish, wood, and soldering iron.

What sets you apart from the others?
My surface is leather not canvas so its very different very unique.

Where are you trying to end up? (5 year plan?)
Having my own gallery and collecting the best art around the world.

What are your favorite things in life so far?
Guinen products.

If we gave you P1M what would you do with it?
Build an art centre for all artists at large, visual and performing artists.

Any advice for people trying to do what you do?
The technic is very dangerous, if u are not careful u can burn your workplace because the heat is always in action. So plz dont try it at home.

Where can people buy/get a hold of your work?
Alliance Francaise de Gaborone and New Naledi Plot 288672 Gaborone from me directly.

How can people get in touch with you
Mobile 75580663 Email onkleatherworks@yahoo.com

Any thanks or shout outs?
I thank the most high.

Tell us about you and how you would you describe your "art"?
Fine art leatherworks soldering on leather.

Where are you based?
For now am working with couple of lodges exhibitions. I am termporaly based in my backyard.

How long have you been making music and how did you get started?
Since i was born my spirit is art.

Do you come from an artistic background?
My grandma was a pottery artist, my uncle is an active artist doing soldering on wooden Calabash.

What inspires you? What are your influences (Who or What)?
My grandmam, uncle Banko Pule and distant relative Jacob Disele.

What is your most proud accomplishment so far?
Finishing 12 fine art leather pieces in 5 weeks for the solo exhibition I had in Alliance Francaise de Gaborone On April 2013.

What are your tools for creating?
Leather, leather strings, leather polish, wood, and soldering iron.

What sets you apart from the others?
My surface is leather not canvas so its very different very unique.

Where are you trying to end up? (5 year plan?)
Having my own gallery and collecting the best art around the world.

What are your favorite things in life so far?
Guinen products.

If we gave you P1M what would you do with it?
Build an art centre for all artists at large, visual and performing artists.

Any advice for people trying to do what you do?
The technic is very dangerous, if u are not careful u can burn your workplace because the heat is always in action. So plz dont try it at home.

Where can people buy/get a hold of your work?
Alliance Francaise de Gaborone and New Naledi Plot 288672 Gaborone from me directly.

How can people get in touch with you
Mobile 75580663 Email onkleatherworks@yahoo.com

Any thanks or shout outs?
I thank the most high.




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The artistic styling of Onkabetse Prickar Manenye will be on display for all to see on the 29th of June at GSS grounds in Gaborone at and Arts and Crafts being held by Botswana Tourism. If your in the area be sure to check it out!
 

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