Sunali Narshai (b.1989 Durban, South Africa)

currently lives in Cape Town and is a multidisciplinary visual artist.

She started as an animator after graduating, working independently on documentary films. In 2017 she was nominated for the PPC Imaginarium Awards and received a grant for the short film Laundry Man. In 2018 she moved towards a multi-disciplinary art context culminating in her solo show, Surrender. In 2019 she did an ad hoc residency in Helsinki, Finland which resulted in Muti, her first international show. 


Bachelor of Art in Fine Arts, Rhodes University, Grahamstown (2014)



Surrender, Cape Town ZA (2019)

Muti, Helsinki FI (2019)



PPC Imaginarium, Laundry Man, UJ Gallery, Johannesburg ZA (2017)

National Arts Festival, Laundry Man, Grahamstown ZA (2017)

National Arts Festival, The Life You Can Save, Grahamstown ZA (2017)

Lift-Off Global Film Festival, Laundry Man, Online Selection (2018)



Contributing Artist, Brigidy Bram, Documentary Film, USA (2015)

Animator The Life You Can Save, Animated Short, USA (2016)

Creator, Laundry Man, Short Film, ZA (2018)

Commission, Transformation, University of the Western Cape, ZA (2018)

Artist Facilitator, Type Sweatshop, FI (2019)

Copyright of Sunali Narshai Coull / Visual Artist / 2020