Nom-Koo Returns Home!

Yesterday, Nomkhubulwane returned home to South Africa, after a busy year of travel all throughout North America. Traveling over 26,000 miles (approx 41,000 kms), Nom-Koo’s tour brought creativity and environmental awareness to nine cities throughout the US and...

There’s a Elephant in Montana?!

That’s right….there is an elephant trekking across the US, heading for Bozeman, MT.  Nom-koo will be in Bozeman August 4- September 15 and will reside at the front plaza of the Bozeman Public Library where she will serve as a creative catalyst for...

Nom-Koo’s Visit to Chicago

Nomkhubulwane, the life-size elephant sculpture made by renowned South African artist Andries Botha, arrived in Chicago on 28 May, after visiting sevearl other cities in North America including Juarez, Mexico and Detroit, Michigan. This week, there are several...

Art, Conservation & Politics Interplay in Durban

Inspiration, communication, beauty, awe…and action.  Art plays a many important roles in society – and has for longer than any art museum can possibly document.  We celebrated the ancient art of Body Painting at WILD9 with a stunning exhibit at Hacienda...

Nomkoo’s in Fayetteville!

Today, the mayor of Fayetteville, Arkansas, will officially welcome Nomkhubulwane to the city!  She has already gotten some attention from the Fayetteville Flyer and North-West Arkansas online.  Here is her schedule for her time in Arkansas: April 1 – May 18,...

Nomkhubulwane in El Paso

This video is an interview with Katie Updike, a friend of the artist Andries Botha, and major organizer in getting this sculpture from South Africa to the United States. Nomkhubulwane, a 9-foot-tall elephant sculpture made of woven recycled tires, is touring North...

Nomkhubulwane’s North American Tour

This past week, Nomhubulwane went on parade through Juarez, Mexico, a city with a violent reputation.  There was a lively parade with music, dancing and general good spirits and much celebration and discussion along with her visit. Juarez, Mexico is just a short drive...