|Written by Tomaselli, Keyan|
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR VETKAT REGOPSTAAN KRUIPER
Saturday April 21st at 9h30
Bergtheil Museum, Westville, Durban
“Vetkat is a living heritage, a living “sacred site” and a rock of art; but he also reflects art of rock. What we have is a Bushman balancing old and new, totally guided through spirit, by God. He is a naturalist exuding music, poetry, composition, painting, sculpting, animals, hunting and old stories.”
Vetkat, a renowned Kalahari artist, died of natural causes on April 11th. For CCMS, Vetkat was an inspiration, an advisor on, subject of, and host to scores of CCMS students and researchers. “Vetkat was an individual who was able to bridge communities that often seemed to be hopelessly divided through his artistry, musicianship and personality … The world has lost a true renaissance man” (Matthew Durington).
For those who are able to, please bring a plate of eats. If you have any queries, please contact Lauren on 078 1700 526 or Wendy on 074 100 7047.