Billie Zangewa’s silkscapes capture Africa’s urban vibe

Billie Zangewa will be appearing in the next episode of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series on Sunday, 31 August at 9pm on SABC2.

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Billie Zangewa’s silk tapestries mirror the world of the contemporary urban African woman. A lauded textile artist, she describes her evocative works as visually sensual and self-exploratory. Zangewa has also ventured into singing, taking the name Billie Starr.

She says at present she is “working on a series of silk tapestries called The Final Frontier and these tell the story of the days and nights of a woman living in urban contemporary Africa.”