The first to stir controversy was the ‘Dreaded Madiba’ and the most noteworthy was his critically acclaimed work titled ‘The Night Watch!’ which was exhibited at Constitution Hill. Much of Yiull’s early work was created in public spaces. He was commissioned for murals in Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and San Francisco and in 2000, Yiull was named South Africa’s top muralist by art critic Hazel Friedman of the Cape Argus. Since then Yiull has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the country, including at the Oudtshoorn Arts Festival and The Fridge in Braamfontein. In 2011, his solo show at Constitution Hill was opened by Professor Pitika Ntuli show casing “The Night Watch!”. In 2012, Yiull completed a three-month residency at Vladimir Tretchikoff’s old studio, Light from Africa – Art in the Forest, in Cape Town.

Celebrity Artists

Each of these esteemed celbrities will create a piece of artwork that will feature on a month in our calendar.