Jackson Hlungwani

Jackson Hlungwani  (b.1923,Nkanyani)  Limpopo, is one of the best known and critically acclaimed South African artists. The son of a Shangaan migrant worker, he started carving fulltime after losing a finger in an industrial accident. Today he lives at Mbokota village near Elim. Jackson is probably best known for his carvings depicting fish and themes around them.


Jackson has exhibited since 1985 and his works are housed in the following collections: Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town | S.A. National Gallery, Cape Town | University of Cape Town (Dept. of African Studies) | University of South Africa, Pretoria | University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg | Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg | Sandton Convention Centre | USA, Japan and Europe.