Considering Art Podcast – Brett Murray, South African satirical artist

In this latest podcast, Brett Murray describes his upbringing as a white person in apartheid South Africa, how the 1976 Soweto riots changed his life, how he used his art to help in the struggle against the apartheid regime, his self-exile in London and his triumphant return when the African National Congress was unbanned, how he set up a sculpture department at Stellenbosch University, his satirical artwork criticising the corruption and greed within the now ruling ANC, The Spear controversy and his recent, softer work looking at family and the impact of global warming.

Brett Murray talking with Bob Chaundy

Accompanying images on

Soldier, 1985
From White Boy Sings the Blues, 1996
The Spear, 2012
Africa, 2000

All images are ©Brett Murray

Top shot credit: Stephanie Veldman

Music: Ibiza by MBB |

Limbo is showing at Everard Read Gallery, London until 2 November 2012

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