Sandile Goje


Sandile Goje was one of the first students at Dakawa Art and Craft Community Centre, founded by Artists Against Apartheid in Grahamstown in 1992. Dakawa refers to an African National Congress camp in Tanzania before the unbanning of the organization. He was taught etching and ceramics by Eric Mbatha from Rorke’s Drift and Joel Sibisi, as well as by Swedish printmakers Malin Selman and Kristina Anshelm.

As a teacher, Anselm has played an important role in Goje’s development as an artist. Goje was awarded a bursary to study at the Grafik Skolan in Stockholm, Sweden (1994), and had a solo exhibition in the town of Norkeping in 1995. He has exhibited in South Africa and abroad, and his work is well represented in public and corporate collections in South Africa. Over the years he has taught printmaking at Dakawa and acted as studio manager, apart from volunteering in various capacities, running printmaking and skills-development workshops for children and young adults and co-organizing exhibitions and workshops on South African printmakers in Sweden.