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Gerard Sekoto, Portrait of a woman, 1968, watercolour & gouache | Estimate: R180 000 – 240 000


SPRING AUCTION Cape Town, 1 September 2019

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Fundamentalist Rationalism Print Competition Exhibition showcasing the work of our Semi-finalists: Cathy Lane Milner, Carla van Rensburg, Marelise van Wyk Bettie Coetzee Lambrecht, Fumani Khumalo, Erin Sweeney Noeleen Kleve, Johann Booyens, Zolani Siphungela Michael Selekane, Minenkulu Ngoyi, Tusevo Landu Cheryl Traub-Adler, David Madlabane

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William Kentridge - THINKING ALOUD, SMALL THOUGHTS - Sold for R 232 200

Johannesburg Auction The Killarney Country Club, 60 5th Street, Houghton Estate 26 & 27 August 2019 Public Preview | 23, 24 & 25 August | 10am - 5pm Join us for a walkabout with our specialists on Saturday 24th August at 11am. Contact us for private viewings and condition reports 011 880 3125 | info@swelco.co.za


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Art Times Winter Edition 2019 12) ANDREW KAYSER - A MODERATE BLISS 20) SEEDS OF CHANGE - 1976 MICHAELIS REUNION EXHIBITION 26) WHAT TO EXPECT AT RMB TURBINE ART FAIR 2019 44) SOLO STUDIOS INTIMATE ART ENCOUNTERS 52) FUNDAMENTALIST RATIONALISM 58) TOP SA PHOTOGRAPHERS AT OLIEWENHUIS ART MUSEUM 82) SANLAM PORTRAIT AWARD IN FULL SWING 88) WORKS ON PAPER - SPANNING A SPECTRUM OF MEDIA, SUBJECT MATTER AND STYLES 96) SUDAN’S PHOENIX PEOPLE 100) ST. JOHNS VISION - 20/20 102) UPCOMING AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS 104) ART MONTH AT WELGEMEEND 108) CHANGING TIMES FOR THE ART AUCTION BUSINESS 122) ARTGO EXHIBITION GUIDE 136) NEW BLOOD FOR A NEW WORLD JULY/AUG 2019 COVER

Andrew-Kayser, Cedarlake Rd and the Obsolete Mechanism,

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Letter from the editor SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING VISUAL ARTS PUBLICATION

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elcome to our first bumper combined Winter edition of the July/ August Art Times, where we have created a yearly orbit between the Summer edition of the combined December/January edition. This decision has evolved from watching our yearly patterns where Galleries extend their shows for longer times. School holidays start and there is a quiet air of expectation for the big RMB Turbine Art Fair in July and the Riebeek Valley Solo Studios in August.

CONTACT ART TIMES Tel: 021 300 5888 P.O Box 428 Rondebosch 7701 EDITOR Gabriel Clark-Brown editor@arttimes.co.za

Our next September edition will cover the new formatted and new look Joburg Art Fair with relish. In addition the merge will give the Art Times staff a brief 10 days to travel to see and enjoy more art shows and events. Having said this, staff will be available to upload daily news and events on our popular ArtGo website, newsletters and social media.When folk think of winter in SA art, one would think of things slowing down a bit but galleries have amazing shows for longer and festivals and events up the beat. We have Fynarts in June, Turbine in July and Solo Studio’s in Riebeek Kasteel/ Riebeek Valley in August to enjoy.

ON THE KEYS Brendan Body

In addition to this, the quietness of winter allows us to get to places one is normally too busy to attend, such as the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden, Norval Foundation or Keyes Art Mile. Adding to this list, be sure to visit the new and exciting revamped Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch.

DIGITAL MEDIA & EVENT LISTINGS Jan Croft subs@arttimes.co.za

My personal cherry on top of this winter is the Sanlam Portrait Award Winners show at the ever pleasant Rust-en-Vrede Gallery.

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If you thought that wasn’t enough action, check out our Springbok level Art Auction Houses: Strauss, Aspire, Welz, Kaplan, 5th Avenue, Old Johannesburg Warehouse and numerous Art Auction houses that are themselves powerful turbines of fine quality accessible SA art portals. Yes, one could loose oneself completely in the magic of art this winter, but be sure to log onto our ArtGo.co.za website that now has the best week-by-week gallery opening guide. A great way to meet and enjoy like minded and classy fellow human beings this colourful winter.

EDITOR Gabriel Clark-Brown

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RIGHTS: THE ART TIMES MAGAZINE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY MATERIAL THAT COULD BE FOUND OFFENSIVE BY ITS READERS. OPINIONS AND VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THE SA ART TIMES DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE OFFICIAL VIEWPOINT OF THE EDITOR, STAFF OR PUBLISHER, WHILE INCLUSION OF ADVERTISING FEATURES DOES NOT IMPLY THE NEWSPAPER’S ENDORSEMENT OF ANY BUSINESS, PRODUCT OR SERVICE. COPYRIGHT OF THE ENCLOSED MATERIAL IN THIS PUBLICATION IS RESERVED.

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A MODERATE BLISS www.thkgallery.com

Photography by Brett Rubin

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his is a daunting task. That this barrage of thought, sensation and memory I mistake for a ‘self’ be called upon to provide clarity and coherence to this process seems absurd, fluid and transitory. Ever present is the risk that I might slip into solipsism and pretension. The conditions are conducive to this state; the protracted periods of relative isolation in the studio, the late nights, waking up in the studio only to be confronted by the cause of elation, frustration, despair and purpose. Oh dear, it seems I have failed already. My activities in the studio over the past twelve months have been determined by a particular, yet undefined trajectory. This seems contradictory, yet I have no desire to encumber this trajectory with precise definition. The work in this show is merely a reflection of where I am on this beaten, familiar path and the concerns that drive, haunt, and shame me. This is not a culmination, there is no dogmatic fixed narrative to guide us up the mountain toward a great cathartic resolution, upon which, lesson learnt, we may return to our lives and quest for certainty. The lesson, it seems, is that there is no lesson, that we dwell in ambiguity. Ambiguity and contradiction are central themes in the work: the desire is to elicit more than one interpretation from the viewer; to see and understand that it’s not a matter of EITHER/OR, but rather BOTH/AND. Some of the subject matter in the work will seem to indicate social or class commentary. This is not a direct intention. If there is criticism of the status quo then the finger points inwards as much as outwards.

Left: Christ Haus!!, Acrylic, spray paint, Indian ink, chalk pastel on canvas, 250 x 186. Following Page: His Hopes Must Be More Temperate, Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Size: 250 x 186 cm


Crossing of Cultivation, 200cm X 100cm, Photography, resin, Found objects, Paint, Layers


Christ Haus 1, Charcoal and chalk pastel on Fabriano, 114 x 83 cm (framed)

Christ Haus 2, Charcoal and chalk pastel on Fabriano, 114 x 83 cm (framed) Right: Don’t Be So Negative, 2019Â

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From Moment to Moment, Charcoal and chalk pastel on Fabriano, 114 x 84 cm (framed)

Only through sheer self-delusion and complacent ignorance is it possible to assert that the colour of your skin does not matter in this country. To be a white male is to be the inheritor and beneficiary of privilege. Complicit at birth, complicit in a system that excludes and degrades. Violence, deprivation and injustice ravage this continent, infect my consciousness and sometimes affect the character of the work. This is not explicit, I prefer to hope that class, as a descriptor for relative comfort, is the filter and decoy for an acute discomfort. Also present is humour, albeit black, which, when coupled with a desire to express grandeur, beauty and drama, conspire to impress and entertain you. Studio practice is necessary to achieve this and when asked about inspiration, that seemingly elusive and obscure quality, the best I can offer is to show up at the studio, to be present, to allow the time and space necessary to explore ideas through process and imagination. I like to believe that I have a good work ethic, but most likely there is a tendency to be obsessive.

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Long hours, late nights, and weekends in the studio reflect a need to feel purposeful in a world fraught with uncertainty. I have no desire through the work to impose my thoughts and concerns on the viewer, I do not seek to control what the viewer might, if anything take from the work. The only hope is that the work elicits some pleasure or concern, contemplation or interruption, spark some memory or familiarity in you. That fragments and collisions of narrative might present possibilities that exist in memory or potential. As John Updike, the premier writer of suburban life, once noted: ‘Each day we wake up slightly altered and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time’. Andrew Kayser June 2019

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Andrew Kayser: A Moderate Bliss The exhibition opens on 27 June at 18h00 and will run until 30 August 2019 THK GALLERY 52 Waterkant Street, Cape Town t: +27 (0) 87 470 0178 / e: office@thkgallery.com


SEEDS OF CHANGE 1976 Michaelis Reunion Exhibition 2019

UCT Irma Stern Museum 3 – 24 August 2019

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hilip Willem Badenhorst was invited to exhibit at the Irma Stern Museum in Cape Town in August 2019 to coincide with his retirement from teaching at the Hoboken Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp Belgium where he has been living since graduating from Michaelis in 1976. His idea to share this opportunity with a group of friends, all of whom studied at Michaelis School of Fine Arts, saw a Reunion Group Exhibition “Seeds of Change” materialize. All five participants completed their studies at Michaelis in 1976 and although its now 43 later and they are all reaching their ‘mature years’, they are all still producing work, upholding the fact that artists never retire.

The selection procedure was as follows: You had to have finished the four years at Michaelis and you had to still be ‘burning the midnight oil’, working as an artist. Simon Stone (living in Cape Town), Asiya Clarke /née Patsy Warton (living in Luton, England), Giovanna Biallo-Stone (living in Cape Town), Julia Beeton-Kuhlmann (living in Johannesburg) and Philip Willem Badenhorst (living in Antwerp, Belgium) are the artists that make up the group. Amazingly they always have been and still are in contact. Stone usually starts with water colour sketches which get transferred in oil or encaustic paint to canvas. He is primarily a figurative painter who incorporates and combines landscapes, buildings, objects, figures and abstract elements into his work, aiming to achieve a sense of inevitability or rightness. Different images are often juxtaposed together in one work. Giovanna Biallo-Stone, Eye Tap, oil on canvas

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Julia Beeton-Kuhlmann, St Lucia, Oil on Canvas

“All five participants completed their studies at Michaelis in 1976 and although its now 43 later and they are all reaching their ‘mature years’, they are all still producing work, upholding the fact that artists never retire.”


Philip Willem Badenhorst, Nooitgevonden, acrylic and graphite on canvas

Simon Stone, Vase and Stripe; oil on canvas

Clarke photographs water, using this imagery as a basis for her paintings. She reinterprets this apparently random data to find meanings and metaphors. The symmetry found in reflections relates to the body, particularly the face. Figuration appearing within abstraction, presenting a private gateway to a parallel universe. Her works are informed by Sufism that seeks an immersion in the universal.

Badenhorst was inspired by the reading of Karel Schoeman’s novels. A veritable homecoming offered in Schoeman’s imagining of an inner sensibility, the layered texture of his silences and the ever present inward leading path. All titles of the works are derived from farm names in Schoeman’s novels. Badenhorst’s creative process is experienced as a form of meditation through the construction of multiple layers of thinly applied acrylic paint.

Biallo-Stone creates colour fields in ranges of tones and hues that can live together in harmony or discord. Careful consideration is given to the surface of the oil paint and the ‘edges’, where one colour meets another, are emphasized. She is inspired by Johannes Itten, Paul Klee and Bridget Riley. Beeton-Kuhlmann uses strong flat colours depicting patterns found in nature and the space around them. Landscapes offer her a version of the natural world and she uses this subject to portray her own collection of shapes and lines. Sometimes she stitches with coloured cotton as a pure line on her surface.

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Besides the joy of meeting the works and each other, they wish to be paying a tribute to their motivating mentor-lecturers during their four years of study: Neville Dubow*, Katrine Harris*, Stanley Pinker*, Richard Wake*, Kevin Atkinson*, Alan Crump*, Patricia Atkinson*, Andrew Todd*, Dimitri Fanourakis, Jules van de Vijver, Cliff Bestall, Gavin Young and Peggy Delport, who at 82, will deliver the opening speech at 11h00 on Saturday 3rd of August, 2019. (* deceased)

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MB Turbine Art Fair (RMB TAF) now in its 7th year is a unique South African art collaboration that brings together galleries and artists from around the country to present and sell works. The event will be held from 12 – 14 July with a preview evening on 11 July. The 2019 RMB Turbine Art Far wll be held in a new location, 10 Fricker Rd, Illovo.

RMB TAF offers an all-encompassing cultural experience for visitors, with artisanal food and beverages, vibrant  entertainment  and an  interactive  public programme. RMB TAF differentiates itself from other South African art fairs through its accessible pricing strategy - selling price of artworks generally falls between R1000 and R50 000, which presents opportunities to savvy investors and new buyers to extend their collections easily, and for new artists to thrive off this talent platform. RMB Turbine Art Fair will present a series of special projects for visitors to view during the Fair as well as a multidisciplinary public programme curated by Kefiloe Siwisa and Nomvuyo Horwitz – titled “The Year of the mirror” which will include performance art, music,  screenings, master classes and a children’s programme, talks and walkabout series sponsored by RMB Private Bank. The Year of the Mirror  - RMB Turbine Art Fair Public Programme curated by Nomvuyo Horwitz and Kefiloe Siwisa The RMB TAF Public Programme curators have sought to ignite wakeful practice, mindful reflections and (thought) activations on issues related to art production, critique, structures of education and sustainability, and models of the future in our contemporary (South) African  context. The talks and walkabouts are offered to the public for free and on a first come first serve basis.

Walter Battiss, Three Pet Animals, Screen Print


Above: Sandile Radebe, Ucu, (2019, MDF and supawood, Dimensions variable Right: Norman O’Flynn, Timekeeper 113, 150 x 100cm

RMB TAF TALKS – SPONSORED BY RMB PRIVATE BANK The full list of talks, speakers panellists and talk times can be found on www. turbineartfair.co.za

formal and alternative methods of knowledge exchange, the panel will evaluate the shifting nature of educational models and the impact they have on artists; their development, perspectives, production and prospects.

In Tongues: Translating curating An interactive master class, led by the curators and founders of Pool, a platform for experimental curatorial and artistic production. Participants will collectively deconstruct and complicate the role of curatorial processes in shaping the future of art and society

The Oasis: Centring art platforms on the margins A diverse range of art practitioners operating platforms ‘on the margins’ of the local and global art market will consider the capabilities and efficacies of creative hubs. How are these non-aligned spaces centring the margins, challenging the hierarchies of the ‘art world’ and sustaining new creative constellations?

Artist Talk: Between worlds An intergenerational conversation with iconic artist Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi  and curators Kefiloe Siwisa and Nomvuyo Hortwitz. Teach me all teach me nothing: Contemplating artist training In the wake of radical educational reform movements, this panel will address the issue of artist training programmes. Focusing on

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We Began Before Words: Art writing and critique in South Africa What is the role of art writing and critique where art and its experiences transcend language and literacy? What are the chosen languages of art discourse and who is voicing them? This session will focus on the relationship between the written word and visual culture, particularly in our African context.

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Above: Jan Neethling, Girl on Swing, acrylic on canvas 71 x 56 cm Carol Lee Fine Art Left: Robert Hodgins, Sarge, Lithograph

Guns & Rain, Sky Salanje, Graca

It was Given to me to Give to You: Art collecting & intergenerational wealth creation Art’s potential as a form of wealth creation and legacy building will be explored. Investment specialists and collectors will discuss how establishing an art collection can be an integral part of a robust investment portfolio.

value of collaboration and can collectives withstand the fast-pace changes of the industry while maintaining their identities and ethos.

A Womxn’s Work: On sculpting and living A conversation between leading sculptors on the processes, practices, challenges and glories of being a female sculptor in South Africa. Rear Window – Memories of Sekoto A documentary on the life, work and legacy of Gerard Sekoto presented by the Gerard Sekoto Foundation Concerning Us: On collective sustainability This panel will explore how artist collectives can be sustained and developed, against a trend of their rapid dissolution. What is the

When Things Fall Apart: Systematising ethics and empathy in the creative industry Can structures of care and human-centred practices be systematised to adequately address inequality, exploitation, and collective anxieties within South Africa’s contemporary art sector. What are the ethics of contemporary creative practise and how are such policies being implemented? There are No Lines Here: Queering visibility and representation The panellists in this discussion are all practicing artists whose works’ deal with the fraughtness of identification and (self) representation. Using mythological fantasies, the virtual and speculative these artists are shaping aesthetic forms and narratives that challenge binary identity politics.

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Billy Monk - Shot in the Dark Billy Monk – Shot in the Dark is a celebration of a little-known slice of South Africa’s history. Billy Monk was a 1960s Cape Town legend whose black and white photographs of dockside nightlife reveal an underground South Africa, untouched by the division of apartheid. His own tragic story is equally as colourful. Breathing Space The Nest Yoga Centre will lead a guided yoga and meditation session will focus on embodiment, breathing, and mindfulness. RMB TAF WALKABOUTS - Sponsored by RMB Private Bank Daily walkabouts with art specialists and cultural enthusiasts will be hosted on a first come first served basis. The full list of walkabouts will be on the website ahead of the Fair opening. Imbali Visual Literacy Project – Children’s Programme Imbali is committed to achieving and maintaining a leadership role in the arts, crafts and design education and training sector through upholding high standards of training and professional teacher development, emphasising quality, creativity and innovation in everything we do. Children’s Walkouts with Alison Kearney Friday 13:00 – 14:00 Saturday 12:00 – 13:00 Sunday 12:00 – 13:00 ViDEO Screening – throughout TAF weekend. Mammmmmmmmywata Presents Life Solutions by Alberta Whittle. The avatar of Mammmmyyyyywaaaata is based on the creolized, mythological figure of Mami Wata, as well as Yemanja in Brazil, mamlambo in South Africa and Maman de l’Eau in Trinidad. Disrupting binaries of identity, Mammmmmyyyyywaaaata represents a hybrid identity, personifying a culture of mixedness, encouraging us to get WOKE and decolonize from within. Other Fair highlights include RMB Talent Unlocked is an emerging artist and curator mentorship program that started in 2014 under the name Fresh Produce. Assemblage, in collaboration with Visual

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Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) and RMB Turbine Art Fair, has coordinated a six-month intensive workshop programme funded by RMB for emerging artists that integrates practical art-making (focusing on process and conceptual development) with professional practice training. The objective of this comprehensive programme is to provide the selected participants with support and guidance to develop their work and, very importantly, with tools to sustain their art career once the programme is completed. Appropriate industry professionals are carefully selected to facilitate each workshop whilst sharing their knowledge and personal experience. The workshop programme culminates with a curated booth by Fulufhelo

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Mobadi at the RMB Turbine Art Fair. This is a unique opportunity for an emerging artist’s work to be viewed publicly at a prestigious event. Market Photo Workshop alumni exhibition As a school of photography, a gallery, and a project space, the Market Photo Workshop has played a pivotal role in the training of South Africa’s photographers, ensuring that visual literacy reaches neglected and marginalised parts of our society. Since it was founded in 1989 by world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt, the Photo Workshop has been an agent of change and representation, informing photographers, visual artists, educators, students and broader communities of trends,

issues and debates in photography and visual culture. Market Photo Workshop believes in progressive education that challenges traditional modes of thinking, continuously encouraging students to critically engage with the world around them. Dumisani Mabaso benefit exhibition - As an artist and printmaker, Dumisani’s life and work is inextricably linked to the history of South African Art. He was introduced to print making by his father who worked at a printing press and took his first art classes at the age of thirteen. He was fortunate to have had training at the Rorkes Drift Art Centre in KwaZulu Natal when access to fine arts was largely denied to black communities. It was here he


Dalene Victor Meyer, Undoing Structure

learnt weaving skills and printmaking, which have formed an important part in our cultural heritage. Dumisani went on to teach and work at the Johannesburg Art foundation, managed by Bill Ainslie to encourage expressionism in art and where many of South Africa greatest artists started their careers. We hope this retrospective will give Dumisani the exposure he still deserves and emphasise the importance of the role he played in South African Art. His colleagues and friends will never forget this quiet and gentle man who showed so much strength in his commitment to expressing his feelings and sharing ideas though colour, texture and form. May he remain an inspiration for many years to come. The Graduate Exhibition curated by Kefiloe Siwisa in collaboration with Maja Marx returns for a 5th year and draws huge attention from those who attend the Fair. Visitors can expect to see the exciting work of graduates who have been handpicked from across South Africa. The Graduate Show presents a great opportunity to buy and start collecting

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some fabulous work of artists who are at the beginning of their artistic careers. Installations have always been an exciting part of the RMB Turbine Art Fair and 2019 will be no exception. The new space lends itself perfectly to installations and visitors will see the likes of Nkhensani Rihlampfu presented by M Studio Community and Jake Singer. We also look forward to an exhibition presented by the Gerard Sekoto Foundation. For more info: www.turbineartfair.co.za Dates: 12 - 14 July 2019 Venue: 10 Fricker Rd Illovo, JHB Weekend pass: R250 via webtickets or R300 at door Children R100: 4 years & older Includes access to children’s arts area and children’s walkabout on a first come first serve basis Students & Pensioners:  R100 at door and R80 via Webtickets (Friday only)  VIP opening night  (11th  July): R750 via Webtickets only.

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GALLERY HIGHLIGHTS AT RMB TAF 2019 THOMARTS GALLERY Intimations and Arrangements is a fresh, furious, innovative, pulsating and thoughtprovoking new body of work that Thomarts Gallery, an artist-owned studio-cum-art gallery, will be exhibiting at Turbine Art Fair 2019 at 10 Fricker road,Illovo from 11-14 July. Thomarts Gallery will feature new paintings and sculptures in mixed media and found objects by world-renowned SA artist Nkosinathi Thomas Ngulube prior to his solo showing at The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles this year in the month of September. Nkosinathi proposes us on a journey into his groundbreaking techniques on sculpture and paintings that are reminiscent of an additive process. This body of work, painstakingly prepared for this TAF 19 show is pronounced as assemblage. Its pulsation and unmistakeable vibration, co-existing materially and technically with an amusing irony that is not short of a dramatic excitement, identifies with the artist’s freedom of expression. His choice of materials do not naturally concur with each other, being deadmen in his consideration, but as a creator he has expertly fused these disparate objects together to convey the subject matter of his work. The subject matter that augments his works are notions of religiosity(sic), materialism, racism, sexism, sexuality and other controversial traits of humanity that he executes from a Spiritual view point.

Off the record, Sculpture with found objects. 100cm x 40cm x 20cm

‘’As much as the key signature of my work lacks no beauty, the perceptive purpose of its value lies in provoking my audience to participate, delve in it and THINK than meets the eye’’ Most of the works on the show are a diversion from the conventional hung paintings, which he has refashioned into rhombus forms. www.thomartsgallery.com

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Passion, 65cm x 65cm.Steel, Indian Ink,Oil Pastel, Oil Paint and Graphite on Hessian fabric.2019, signed underneath with thumb print and backside

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The haves and the have-nots,108cm x 71cm x 5.6cm, Found objects, Indian Ink, Oil Pastel, Oil Paint and Graphite on canvas-on-board, 2019, signed bottom right


Billy Monk, The Spurs, 29 December 1967 From Billy Monk - Shot in the Dark at RMB TAF 2019


ART@AFRICA An Augmented Reality limited edition Art Experience – A first at the Turbine Art Fair! Artists exclusive to Art@Africa’s participation in the Turbine Art Fair 2019 are David Griessel, Gregg Price, Maureen Quin, Talita Steyn, Barney Bernardo, Eben, Ndabuko Ntuli, Kara Schoeman, Kobus Walker, Lauren Redman and Marke Meyer. Art@Africa’s director Dirk Durnez has created memorable art experiences for over 30 years and been at the forefront of applying new technology in international museums and edutainment centres. Durnez states that “it’s about telling meaningful stories and creating the relevant environment to immerse people into”. He “bases ‘his’ designs on the synergetic concept of 3 spaces; the ‘cognitive space’ (the content), the ‘social space’ (where the person and his/her experience is central) and the ‘dream space’ (the area of the symbolic, where fantasies and memories from the past and the culture trigger associations”. Dirk’s concepts are based on the principles; ‘handson’ (interactivity), ‘hearts-on’ (touching the soul) and ‘minds on’ (shifting perceptions and mindsets). Durnez loved ‘how Griessel’s work took

him on a journey in his universe of melancholia, displacement and traveling somewhere’. Artists David Griessel, Henning Ludeke (creator of an augmented version of Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’) and Van Zul Gunter (a jewellery designer/3D artist) under the direction of ‘imagneer’ Durnez presents an original South African masterpiece. ‘Lord Candle Head’s Throne of Delirium’ comprises of 25 framed limited edition prints, a hand held 3 dimensional sculpture with incorporated tablet and it’s tailor-made interactive art experience. In response to whether digital and augmented reality is real art, Ludeke answers that “artists are known as rule breakers who deeply explore the senses and how we perceive the world through them. Technology influences our everyday life and the way we make and experience art”. Dirk adds that “the immersive interactive augmented experience adds a social context contrary to Oculus and VR experiences”. This new art form’s interactivity moves you and allows the canvas to come to life as one steps into the artwork and become part of the story. www.artatafrica.art dirk@artatafrica.art / 082 774 1078

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ARTIST PROOF STUDIOS Turbine Art Fair (TAF) is a fantastic platform for people interested in art, new buyers and collectors to be exposed to and purchase artworks by emerging and established local artists all priced below 50k. For this event Artist Proof Studio (APS), a studio based in the Newtown Cultural Precinct that focuses on all aspects of printmaking including production, collaboration, training, education and sales, promises a range of prints in a range of printmaking techniques. This year also sees an upsurge in colour and some abstract work from Lucas Nkgweng and Pule Ratsoma. TAF provides APS with enormous opportunity to meet new people, share our passion for printmaking and involve our senior students as professional printmakers to participate in the Strauss and Co. collaboration. Also to look forward to is Dudu Bloom at the Fresh Produce stand. Dudu is an exceptional 2018 APS graduate who was selected to participate in this year’s Fresh Produce initiative which includes a mentorship programme and exhibition of work at TAF. Firm favourites including; Sizwe Khoza, Ramarutha Makoba, Donald Makola, Cromwell Ngobeni and Thandiwe Khumalo are featured alongside new emerging artists including; Raymond Fuyana, Thuli Lubisi, David Madlabane to name a few. Our gallery team and selected artists are looking forward to being available throughout the weekend at the new venue in Illovo to share their passion for prints with the public and answer any questions relating to the artwork or processes involved in the making of the work.

Ramarutha, Just Another Day, Screenprint , 2019

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Thuli Lubisi, Bound To Interact, 2019

Cromwell Ngobeni, Getting To It, Going Through and Getting Through It III, 2019

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David Madlabane, Spaces, 2019

Thandiwe Khumalo, Happynes, 2019


SA PRINT GALLERY Dealers in Fine Art Investment Prints The SA Print Gallery (est 2007) seeks to promote both the language and education of fine art printmaking in South Africa. Our dealership mainly starts with early SA printmakers around 1910 to contemporary artists. All of our works have been checked, authenticated and if need be carefully restored. Each work selected is consciously part of the rich SA printmaking history. In our minds a good print isn’t a reproduction of a work by a popular artist, but something amazing even by an obscure or unknown artist. Our passion is fine art prints and the works that you will find are prints that are selected for their beauty or relevance to SA fine art printmaking. 109 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Tel 021 3005888 email info@printgallery.co.za

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Ndikhumbule Ngqwinambe, (1977 - ), Walk of Numbers, 2010, oil on canvas.

A Century of South African Art from the Sanlam Art Collection 1918 – 2018 An exhibition of exceptional works from the Sanlam Art Collection tracing South Africa’s transformation in art over a century

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum 1 Park Drive, Central, Port Elizabeth Tel: 041 506 2000 / 083 457 2699

26 June 2019 – 30 August 2019 Viewing Times: Mon, Wed - Fri 09:00 – 16:30, Tues 12:00 – 16:30 2nd Sat & last Sun of the month 09:00 – 12:30

www.sanlam.co.za/about/artcollection


SOLO STUDIOS Intimate Art Encounters ARTS TOWN Riebeek Valley 8-11 August 2019 www.solostudios.co.za

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hat has become one of the predominant cultural attractions on the arts calendar in the Western Cape, SOLO STUDIOS takes place for the 4th year in and around the towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West, this year coinciding with the Women’s Day long weekend 8-11 August 2019. Just an hour’s drive north of Cape Town, the event in “ARTS TOWN Riebeek Valley” has become popular both as a weekend excursion and for day trippers alike. SOLO STUDIOS is not an “Arts Festival” in the traditional sense; rather it has become, at its core, a pilgrimage for art investors and collectors, interior decorators and designers to visit the various studios and group exhibitions, and a platform to acquire art works from the artists directly. What makes this event so unique, is that 90% of the participants and content is local to the Riebeek Valley, with only a small number of guest collaborators invited to participate. 18 ARTISTS’ STUDIOS The core of the event remains the artists’ “Solo Studios”, effectively a solo exhibition in each artist’s personal space. Participation is subjected to rigorous selection criteria, and annually an alternating independent curator is invited to determine participation, which in turn provides for some variety for return visitors. Participants in 2019 include highly acclaimed and accomplished artists, and the line-up consists of Jenny Parsons, Claudia Gurwitz, Greta McMahon, Philip Barlow, Leila Fanner, Tamlin Blake, Riaan van Zyl, Donker Jonker, Louisa Gerryts, Gordon Williams, Solly Smook, Li Nepgen, Emma Willemse, Anthony Harris, Wiehan de Jager, Tanja Mayo, Andre van Vuuren and Ade Kipades.

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Initially intended to showcase primarily the renowned established Riebeek Valley resident artists in their personal spaces, SOLO STUDIOS, over the 3 years of its existence, has had the unintended consequence of attracting more highly acclaimed artists to this Arts Town. Having recently relocated to Riebeek West, acclaimed sculptor Anton Momberg, for example, will occupy a space in fellow new arrival Anthony Harris’ newly built home, which is anticipated to be completed just in time for the event! Both artists recently arrived from Port Elizabeth, and will be participating in SOLO STUDIOS for the first time.

The studios are open strictly to Pass Holders on Friday and Saturday 10h00-17h00, and on Sunday 10h00-16h00. Since the exhibitions take place in the restricted space of the artists’ home studios, access is limited and pre-booking is essential. 6 GROUP EXHBITIONS For visitors taking full advantage of the long weekend, registration commences from 10h00 on Thursday 8 August, by which time the 6 group exhibitions will open. These include the 2 permanent contemporary art galleries in Riebeek Kasteel, namely RK Contemporary and The Gallery, which will host exhibitions titled Works on Paper and the Spier Arts Trust Creative Block respectively.

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Pictorex Photographic Gallery & Print Studio will host a group photographic exhibition, and a selection of ceramists, potters and clay sculptors will collaborate to present an exhibition titled CLAY. Rounding off the group exhibitions, in Short Street – “The Hub” of Riebeek Kasteel - a selection of local crafters will exhibit their wares in a Craft Emporium. THE BUSINESS OF ART Following the introduction at the 2018 event of a series of guided walkabout of the studios and art related talks by a number of “Guest Collaborators”, the 2019 programme offers an intriguing line up of curators, collectors and academics. ART RELATED TALKS covering a wide range of topics are conducted by highly acclaimed personalities in the art world, and feature the following: SAFM radio personality MICHELLE CONSTANT was until recently CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), and is the Patron of Solo Studios for the second consecutive year. KEFILOE SIWISA holds an MFA in curating from Goldsmiths University in London and a BA in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of Cape Town. She is the curator of the RMB Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg. ANDI NORTON is a strategic development consultant specialising in art and education, and is a founding member of the Stellenbosch Outdoor Sculpture Trust (SOST) and the Deloitte KickstART programme. KHANYISILE MBONGWA is a Cape Town based independent curator and award winning artist, and is Chief Curator of the Stellenbosch Triennale.

Visitors gain access to artists’ intimate spaces

DR. MIKE MAVURA has a PhD in Politics from Rhodes University and extensive experience of working on art projects and curatorial practices. He is Visual Art lecturer and Change Agent at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design. From completing an MFA and being awarded a Museum of Modern Art Residence in Dublin, GABRIEL CLARK-BROWN established the SA Print Gallery, and is the editor of Art Times Magazine. Internationally renowned ceramic artist and Fellow of Ceramics SA, ANN MARAIS’ works can be seen in museums in South Africa, France and Italy. 48

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GUIDED WALKABOUTS of the three loops, each comprising 6 artists’ studios, will be conducted by Diana Williams, JP Meyer and Pieter Swart respectively. DIANA WILLIAMS is currently Vice Chair of AVA (Association of Visual Arts) and founder of Art Trails, a tour guiding business providing insight into the current contemporary art scene. In 1996, JP MEYER swapped corporate life for that of a student at the Foundation School of Art in Observatory, Cape Town, graduating at the end of 1999. Since then he has been painting full-time. He currently lives and works in Porterville. PIETER SWART is Director for Special Projects at Stellenbosch University, and serves on the Boards of GFI Art Gallery in Port Elizabeth and the Stellenbosch Art Museum. As an avid collector, he has a passion for art. OTHER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES In another unintended consequence of the event, a plethora of creatives has been exposed and uneathered among the residents, some of whom now share a platform at this bespoke event with the acclaimed artists, in various art forms and disciplines.

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Musicians, poets, dancers, wine makers, chefs, and artisans display their skills throughout the valley, ranging from formal performances to random street shows and pop-up appearances. Visitors are encouraged to spend the entire weekend in the valley to take in the entire experience. PRE-BOOKING TICKETS AND ACCOMMODATION SOLO STUDIOS is intended as an “Intimate Art Encounter”, since the core of the event takes place in the mostly confined spaces of the artists’ private studios and workplaces. Therefore, access is strictly limited and prebooking is essential. There are a variety of “Passes” available, from a Premier Weekend Pass at R395.00, to Day Passes at R195.00, Sunday Day Passes being at R145.00 per person. As the event takes place over a long weekend, Women’s Day being a public holiday on Friday 9 August, accommodation in the Riebeek Valley would need to be secured in advance to avoid disappointment. Book accommodation online at www.roomsinriebeek.co.za. Disclaimer: At time of going to print, the programme is still subject to being finalized. Please take note of updates on the website.

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FUNDAMENTALIST RATIONALISM Group exhibition, Eclectica Print Gallery www.eclecticaprintgallery.co.za

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ncient Greek philosopher, Zeno’s famous paradoxes produces odd conclusions, such as motion is impossible and the further impossibility of travelling a finite distance. The conundrums seem to revolve around notions of infinity. One must conclude that reason taken to its logical conclusion bends in on itself and becomes contradictory. Such “conclusions” cohere with contemporary post modernism and discourse around art. Talk of the end of grand narratives, of the cantered logo-centric truth and “pure” reason are holy grails that have eluded us at best or simply subsided in extreme nationalism, exclusion of the “other” and the dangers of a uniform system of control. In art, this was heralded with the modernist explosion of new art movements, a movement away from traditional knowledge and institutional control (whether this succeeded or just creates another canon or system is debatable). When Magritte painted his famous “this is not a pipe” he was in effect saying that to create a picture of x is an illusion of x. When Duchamp declared the now so-called “readymade” as art, a fixed ontology of art was no longer forthcoming. Such artists question – like the philosopher – aspects such as what is real or true or good. In the realm of science, the constituent particles are mainly described as moving energy such that solidity is called into question. Whether in politics, art and science, there appears to be no fixed rational description of reality. Indeed, as Zeno pointed out so very long ago, perhaps there is a point at which reason is limited. Mathematics may describe such a seeming impasse with ideas such as infinity, yet the idea that infinity can be measured appears contradictory.

David Madlabane, Essence, linocut with water colouron fabriano AP 70 x 50cm


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Yet a further difficulty arises: While to cast a sceptical eye on how reason may impose an order, a kind of fundamentalist totalitarianism, the antinomy - namely the decentred sign - implies a kind of chaotic eclectic mixture, wherein definition and objectivity seem to be eradicated. For when the text has no clear meaning, when art has no definition save its institutional contextualisation, where the destabilised sign means that anything could mean anything, then are we bereft of meaning and truth? Is the price for doing away with classical logic, a haphazard collective of mere surfaces, with no solidity or value?

On the other hand, the positive spin on this openness is that aesthetics is not simply an image with a definite correspondence to demarcate reality from that which so refers, namely language. No, Derrida’s notion of difference implies that language does not simply refer to a stable world out there. Indeed, language is itself a reality or medium and not a transparent one at that. In art, the image which is a sign can portend to multiple meanings or in fact, no meaning. Perhaps at best there is simply tautological truth as conceptualist artist Kosuth perhaps expressed with his well-known artwork of a

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Noeleen Kleve. The Map IS NOT The Territory, 2019, etching with linocut, Chine Collé & virtual stitching 1of10, 63 x 53.5cm

“real” (or actual) chair, a dictionary definition of a chair and a photograph of a chair. And yet, “chair” might also have metaphorical significance. In effect, one is part of the processes that give rise to thoughts and emotions, so that one is as much cause as effect. Pointing to reality includes that which points. Artworks are not windows into or of the world. Art works are objects in the world. Their fate is unpredictable, a quantum particle and wave. Consider the massive imprint of even popular culture which draws from art and it will be clear that reality is no-where to be found: there is the surface; the sign; the symbol and the games and conventions that defines societies and cultures. Nothing is what it seems precisely because one engages with each the other via a medium be it biological and cultural and therefore there is just a play and struggle of nature and human intent. “Therefore” is here said with circumspect.

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The initial premise may very well imply another conclusion. Through this print competition, with an open call, printmakers were invited to respond to the philosophical, psychological, political and aesthetic dimensions of ideas surrounding infinity, paradox, illusion, postmodern diversity and instability of the sign or presence and the like. The response evidenced a resounding intent, generosity and drive amongst all the entries. We are pleased and proud to host a selection of these expressions as an exhibition of finalists. If it is true to say that many artists use art to better grasp reality or at least hint at its ineffability, then these artists have envisaged, imagined and transcribed as printmakers their ideas concerning the complexity, difficulty and beauty that the play and struggle of nature, self and culture inevitably gives rise to.

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A BIRD’S EYE VIEW ON THE MASTERS OF THE TIME

The Rupert Museum showcases One Hundred years of South African Artists making Art. See the Masters from the 20th Century and experience the Contemporary Masters in full colour. Original artworks from Bhengu to Bester, Stern to Siopis, Pinker to Kentridge are courting your consideration. Stay for a cup of coffee in our new Café and contemplate the day in the garden. Stellentia Road, Stellenbosch Tue – Fri: 10h00 – 17h00, Sat – Sun: 10h00 – 16h00 Entrance Complimentary | www.rupertmuseum.org info@rupertmuseum.org | 021 888 3344


TOP SOUTH AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHERS EXHIBITIONS AT OLIEWENHUIS ART MUSEUM www.nasmus.co.za

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liewenhuis Art Museum is proud to present an array of exhibitions by well known South African photographers, Jodi Bieber and Cedric Nunn and an exhibition of Banele Khoza’s incredible paintings during the month of July: A Public Art Poster campaign conceptualised by Jodi Bieber in collaboration with 45 young people from Johannesburg. Poster design by Brenton Maart Dates: 03/07/2019 – 18/08/2019 The project, titled #i combines portrait photography, visual research, interviews, text, digital photographic collage and design to create a series of 45 environmental portraits of young people from Johannesburg. Striking amongst all participants is the core value placed on being heard, respected and valued. It takes the form of a public art campaign, where visitors may select and take with them a poster from one of the 45 individual stacks of lithography prints. Jodi Bieber on #i: “In this Public Art poster campaign, I collaborated over a period of three years, starting in 2016, with a diverse range of 45 young people from Johannesburg – from different cultures, income groups and areas – to produce a portraiture project that expresses young people’s visions of themselves and their country. These visions are expressed in the words of the young people, their own photographs from their phones, and the portraits I photographed of each individual.”

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Blood Relatives by Cedric Nunn Dates: 03/07/2019 – 18/08/2019 Blood Relatives is a body of work created in 2005, by renowned photographer, Cedric Nunn. Cedric Nunn on Blood Relatives: “This essay begun in the early eighties, in the heydays of apartheid and the ‘struggle’ against it. I found a deep need to explore my identity as a South African of mixed origins. I felt uncomfortable with the moniker of ‘coloured’, or more exactly, ‘Cape Coloured’ bestowed upon me by the state and needed to come to a new understanding of my origins and place in my country in light of my political perspectives….I ‘used’ my large extended family as a palette to explore these issues and as a meditative process to mediate a new perspective which is that though subjected to the moulding influences of a separate existence and the inherent racism that informed it, I felt a strong need to be part of an undivided South Africa, free of racism.”

Lily Nunn mopping her shop, Mangete 1985

Mahlatini church scene

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Farmer Mowbray Dunn and farm manager Ghandi Gielink. Mangete 1986

Green girls on the back stoep of the guesthouse built by John Dunn. Mangete 1982


Above: Gyre, 2019, Gouache on paper, 42,5cm x 30,4cm Right: Projecting myself, 2018-19, Acrylic and ink on canvas, 150cm x 100cm

Seeking Love by Banele Khoza Dates: 03/07/2019 – 21/07/2019

tackled a certain issue that I was struggling with, namely masculinity,” says Khoza.

The exhibition is a response to Banele Khoza’s obsession with love. It is a visual interpretation of his 10-year quest for love and an exploration into the reason why love has constantly been on his tongue and mind.

Oliewenhuis Art Museum is located at 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein and is open to the public from Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 17:00, and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays between 09:00 and 16:00. Entrance to the Art Museum is free of charge and safe parking is available. For more information please contact Oliewenhuis Art Museum on 051 011 0525 (ext 200) or oliewen@nasmus.co.za.

In September 2017, Khoza won the Gerard Sekoto Award at the ABSA Art Gallery for his series Note Making and along with it a threemonth residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. “Note Making was a series that was developed in a period of a year and

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NWU GALLERY

July and August highlights services.nwu.ac.za/nwu-gallery

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he NWU Gallery, as part of the NorthWest University, consists of two gallery spaces. In 2002 the NWU Gallery, as it is known today, came into existence. It has seen over a hundred exhibitions since its launch, from esteemed local and international artists alike. The NWU Gallery has been using the arts, in all its forms, as a vehicle for discussion, transformation, development and most importantly, education. It frequently hosts and presents exhibitions, projects, talks and events on societal issues regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, language, identity and institutional culture. Current exhibitions include: Jonel Scholtz – This LoVe In this exhibition Jonel is trying to understand the Love emotion. She came to the conclusion that this emotion is not something to understand but rather an emotion that you do not control. It is and experience and only those who are brave enough may experience it. She takes you through the different loves that she has experienced over the last two years. They are transmitted through her brush into the painting. For Jonel, love is a strong and sometimes fatal emotion. Exhibition runs from 1 – 25 July, NWU Botanical Garden Gallery, 09:30-16:00.

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Gordon Froud – Harmonia: Sacred Geometry, the pattern of existence After a successful run at the Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Gordon Frouds Harmonia exhibition is welcomed at the NWU Gallery. Well known for his geometrical star coned shaped artworks, Gordon extends his work into the shape of drawing, printmaking, embossing and digital imaging. His works reference to the landscape, cityscape, in the human form as well as the spirit. Geometric shapes are found everywhere, this is evident in Gordons exhibition as he makes note of the use of different geometrical shapes from the

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belief systems such as the Muslims, JudeaoChristian, even the ancient Egyptian and Mayan temples. Exhibition runs from 1 – 25 July, NWU Main Gallery (Building E7), 09:30-16:00. Igshaan Adams – When Dust Settles The NWU Gallery is proud to host the Standard Bank Young Artist of 2018, Igshaan Adams. Adams’s work consists of different materials weaved into one another. Working with a Muslim narratives and making references to his thoughts on growing up in a working middle

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class family, many of the tapyt he uses serves as nostalgia. Anyone visiting the exhibition has been in a home where these patterns are found. The layering of different textures and patterns also refer to Adams exploration of his identity and personal conflict between his religion, Islam and his sexuality (Gibson 2018). Exhibition runs from 1-30 August, NWU Main gallery (Building E7), 09:30-16:00. DO YOU KNOW THESE #5WOMENARTISTS? August is the month to celebrate women. This year the NWU Gallery is creating an exhibition together with the #5WomenArtists campaign, powered by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York. Five young South African female artists have been invited to partake in this empowering exhibition. It will include works of Lebogang Motaung,

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Bulumko Mbete, Lebapalo Tsiki, Asemahle Ntlonti and Tebogo Maise. There will also be a performance by Thandeka Mfinyongo. Take part in the campaign by posting on social media using the #5womenartists and tagging @WomenInTheArts and @NWUGallery. Exhibition runs from 1-30 August, NWU Botanical Garden Gallery, 09:30-16:00. Learn Art App in collaboration with MTN Season 2 of the #learnartapp is live. NWU Gallery worked with MTN and Breinstorm to create Season 2 of the innovative educational application. Artworks from the NWU Mafikeng archive as well as the MTN collection are featured. Access the site using the following link: www.LearnArt.co.za

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Christopher Moller Gallery 7 Kloofnek Road, Cape Town; www.christophermollerart.co.za; @christophermoller_gallery


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he Melrose Gallery is home to an exciting stable of established and emerging Pan African Contemporary artists.

With spaces in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg and One&Only Cape Town, we are perfectly situated to provide a warm and yet professional service to our large and loyal global collectors base. More information on our galleries, stable, popular exhibition calendar and services can be found on www.themelrosegallery.com or on Facebook at ‘The Melrose Gallery’ and Instagram at ‘themelrose_gallerysa’. The Winter Show: We are currently hosting our Winter Show in our Melrose Arch space. This captivating group exhibition features works by Esther Mahlangu, Willie Bester, Paul Blomkamp, Regi Bardavid, Vusi Khumalo, Clint Strydom, Christiaan Diedericks, Denis Mubiru, Aza Mansongi, Ronald Muchatuta, Restone Maambo, Sfiso Ka-Mkame, Carl Roberts and Strijdom van der Merwe. This Pan African Contemporary exhibition includes many new works from several countries including Ghana, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon,Zimbabwe and South Africa. The exhibition runs until 28th July The Nelson Mandela Unity Exhibition: One&Only Cape Town in proud association with The Melrose Gallery and House of Mandela Art will present ‘The Nelson Mandela Unity Exhibition’ in celebration of Mr Mandela’s birthday month. This moving exhibition includes works by Nelson Mandela, Esther Mahlangu, Willie Bester, Sam Nhlengethwa, Vusi Khumalo, Velaphi Mzimba, Lene Pienaar, Charlie Mackesy, Christiaan Diedericks, Jurgen Schadeberg and Paul Weinberg. Many of these works have never been exhibited publicly before and the exhibition runs from 5 July until 29 September 2019 in The Melrose Gallery at One&Only Cape Town.

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ART@AFICA www.artatafrica.art By Briony Haynes

Art@Africa’s world class venue and gallery is situated in the centre of the bustling V&A Waterfront. The aim of the Art@ franchise is to create meaningful art experiences curated by internationally acclaimed curators. In displaying entirely South African artists, the gallery hopes to provide a platform on which the extraordinary South African talent can be recognised on an international level. Art@Africa gallery uses its unique setting to celebrate the diversity of South African art which is also showcased on their online art gallery. The Gallery invests time and enthusiasm into young artists displaying them amongst the crème de la crème to create an atmosphere of intertwined established and new talent. The Art@ company is owned by Dirk Durnez, Belgium’s Advisor on Economic Diplomacy and founder of the Belgium Cape Chamber of Commerce alongside Henk Van Aswegen, attorney, developer and businessman. Having worked alongside artists for numerous years, Durnez has the talent to recognise good art and the ability to find and exhibit promising emerging artists. Art@Africa gallery allows these artists a platform to work from, introduces up and coming artists into the market and works with both established and new artists to create a cross-pollination of South African talent. By working on an international basis, Dirk Durnez, states that “Thanks to our extensive network we connect South African talent with local and international investors”.

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Ndabuko Ntuli, Unezimpondo, 2019, Found Objects, 103 X 76 X 50cm

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Gregg Price, Fire on the Mountain, 2019, 650 X 850cm

Kobus Walker, Miss Wong, 2019, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas. 76 X 60 cm (Detail)

Barney Bernardo, Baku Wedding, 2018, Oil and Mixed media on canvas. 94 X 64cm (Detail)


Lauren Redman, Truth, 2017, Charcoal on Paper, 70 X 70cm

Art@Africa gallery is not just a visual browsing space but as curator Nadine Froneman states “apart from building artists profiles via expert marketers and on board lawyer, we also bring 31 years of international experience in themed construction to the table and assist clients, architects and interior designers to select the correct artwork for their homes, offices, gardens, hotels or any development. The skills Art@Africa have do not stop at presenting interesting works but continually strive to achieve beyond this by carefully curating exhibitions to guarantee artistic quality. We focus on the positive and real-gritty, no-racist, non-political and non-religious aspects of art. We are unpretentious, and aim at removing the barriers of intimidation.�

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The issues of modern society are at the forefront of the galleries ideals as well as focusing on the positive impact South Africa has had on the work of artists. One of the major themes carried throughout the gallery is the idea of the South African identity. Many of the works display an aspect of cultural, traditional identity and some combine this with the importance of technology in the modern day. Art@Africa looks to present works that express the ever evolving idea of stereotypical identification as well as display the positivity associated with the cultural infusion of South Africa. dirk@artatafrica.art | 082 774 1078 www.artatafrica.art | Clocktower Centre, V&A Waterfront

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Henning Ludeke

Gregg Price

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www.artatafrica.art dirk@artatafrica.art +27 82 774 1078 Clocktower, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Ndabuko Ntuli

Lauren Redman

Maureen Quin

Talita Steyn


PAUL VAN RENSBURG Global Gallery (Pty) Ltd

www.globalgallerypaulvanrensburg.com

Satire Morning in Color, Acrylic on Board Size: 200mm X 300mm

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fter much response from the May edition of Art Times, Paul reveals that his larger artworks, which has proven to be popular with clientele, placing commission orders for large homes, hotel groups and office works. With the experience Paul has gathered by owning his own corporate jet revamp center and working with large works, he relishes in working on over size canvases enabling him to create freely. As he has been commissioned by a large amount of international and national clients Paul feels its time to showcase his large works and sculptures to the S.A public. Using different mediums freely from paint, resins, spray, oil and many more, Paul creates works that all can relate to, creating vibrant and joyful pieces for all to enjoy. Once again Paul would like to thank all who has supported and enjoyed his work over the years.

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JONELSCHOLTZ “This LoVe” 1 July 2019 13:00

EXHIBITION OPENING NWU Botanical Garden Gallery Potchefstroom campus

RSVP by 28 June 12:00 gallery@nwu.ac.za

018 299 4341

Exhibition runs from 1-25 July 2019

I nvi t at i on t o an exhi bi t i on openi ng and wal kabout

14:00 on Monday, 1 July 2019 NWU Gallery, Building E7b 11 Hoffman street, Potchefstroom For more information please contact NWU Gallery on 018 299 4341 or gallery@nwu.ac.za

Exhibition runs from 1-25 July 2019 09:30-16:00


SANLAM PORTRAIT AWARD Rust-en-Vrede Gallery 2019 www.rustenvrede.com

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he highly anticipated Sanlam Portrait Award competition is once again in full swing at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville. Although the window of opportunity for artists to enter already closed on 31 May, the next couple of months still promise to be filled with exciting Sanlam-related exhibitions. This includes the recent opening of three popular exhibitions, which has now become synonymous with this well-established biennial competition, and serves as a prelude to the Top 40 finalist exhibition (opening at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery on Friday, 23 August at 19h00) and the Portrait 100 exhibition (opening at the AVA Gallery on Saturday, 24 August at 11h00). Besides the appealing prize of R 100Â 000, the winner of each competition year is given an opportunity to showcase their artistic prowess in a solo exhibition. Previous winner Kate Arthur created a series of intimate and confrontational renderings of the human body for her present solo exhibition.

Chris Denovan, Still Life with Moon Vase, Oil on Canvas, 100cm x 108cm

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Kate Arthur, 2017, Kyle, oil on canvas, 105x70

Robyn Pretorius, Unfolding Seeflex, 30cm Left: Andre Serfontein, Not the portrait

Kate Arthur, 2019, Brett, oil on canvas, 170x136


Robyn Pretorius, Kinetic pairing, 51x101.2cm

The subjects of these ‘body portraits’ all identify as queer – an identity which encompasses elements of sexuality and gender. The viewer is confronted with fellow human beings, standing vulnerably in their underwear, challenging the viewer to accept them. Her paintings showcase an underrepresented community in a society that is not always accepting of each other’s differences. Emerging artist Robyn Pretorius, selected as the 2017 SPA ‘Gallery Committee Favourite’, was invited to present a solo exhibition alongside Kate Arthur. Pretorius’s work is also concerned with the current discourse surrounding identity and ethnicity. The body of work titled ‘Unfolded’ serves as a celebration of the differences in identity and creative expression. Pretorius aims to convey, acknowledge and honour diversity and identity through her visual interpretation and storytelling. This young artist has a fresh, edgy approach when it comes to painting, and her work is a fusion of photorealism, traditional painting techniques and contemporary street art. Contemporary portraiture exists not only to portray a physical likeness of the sitter, but naturally conveys a sense of who the sitter

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is – capturing an essence of the subject’s identity. Given the right context, this genre confronts us with complex identity and social issues – something both Arthur and Pretorius approaches with great enthusiasm and skill. It has also become tradition to challenge the Top 40 finalists of the previous competition to take part in an exhibition titled ‘Not a Portrait’. They are invited to showcase their skill in the creation of work in any medium and of any subject matter – with the exception being portraiture. The public can look forward to an eclectic mix of stills, animal portraiture, botanical illustrations, abstract art and landscape painting. All three exhibitions will run until the 17th of July. Other opening events: Sanlam Portrait Award 2019 Finalist Exhibition Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville Friday, 23 August at 19h00. Exhibition runs until 23 October. Portrait 100 : 60 of the selected Top 100 artworks during the Sanlam Portrait Award 2019, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, Saturday, 24 August at 11h00. Exhibition runs until 21 September.

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RK Contemporary Riebeek Kasteel 8 – 31 August 2019 Photos by William Walker of Pictorex Studio

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n exciting selection of ‘Works on Paper’ by renowned contemporary artists will be on exhibit at RK Contemporary gallery in Riebeek Kasteel from 8 – 31 August 2019. RK Contemporary gallery is an integral part of the art scene in the Riebeek Valley. For this exhibition, owner and curator Astrid McLeod invited outside artists to submit ‘Works on Paper’ spanning a spectrum of media, subject matter and styles - with the proviso that they worked with a “standard” 70cm x 50cm piece of paper. “This has resulted in a diverse collection of artworks on exhibit from artists Jaco Benade, Bastiaan van Stenis and Fiona Rowett regular exhibitors at RK Contemporary,” explains McLeod.

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Port Elizabeth artist Jaco Benade’s sensitive portraits are much sought after, not only for their visual beauty but also for their fine artistic qualities. He paints nostalgic images of people he knew, emotions he felt and possessions he had. He has had a number of successful solo exhibitions. To quote Bastiaan van Stenis “What drives me is the process, the creating, and the creation itself is just another stop on the way.” His paintings are expressed using a diverse range of tools and mediums. Bastiaan continues to bend our minds and exhibits the contradictions inherent in the everyday. His works are monuments that oscillate between the quiet composure of nature to the chaos of human internal conflicts.

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Tanja Truscott, Karatara Hill #1

Candice Dawn Blignaut, Corvus

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Fiona Rowett, Holding on (Detail)

Michaelis graduate Fiona Rowett, with over forty years of painting experience, uses various symbols to convey an emotion or hint at an idea. These symbols have evolved over the years and are still revisited from time to time. “Now in my 71st year I’m more interested in conveying emotion using abstract mark-making alone, a more challenging and difficult task, but rewarding when the balance is achieved.”

This bespoke art experience – now in its fourth year - provides a rare opportunity to visit acclaimed artists in their studios to view and purchase their art straight off the easel. Besides ‘Works on Paper’ at RK Contemporary and the artists’ studios, one can expect a range of other activities and attractions, including popup group exhibitions, engaging art related talks, guided walkabouts by renowned art aficionados, impromptu musical events and productions.

‘Works on Paper’ forms part of the annual Solo Studios art event which is taking place in the Riebeek Valley from the 8th to the 11th of August.

For more information please visit: www.rkcontemporary.com Email art@rkcontemporary.com

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Artwork : Bulumko Mbete, Uyafika, Blanket, cold glue and beads, 2018,

#5WOMENARTISTS? NWU Botanical Garden Gallery Exhibition opening 1 August 2019 17:30 Participating Artists: Asemahle Ntlonti Bulumko Mbete Lebapalo Tsiki Lebogang Motaung Tebogo Maise

Performance by Thandeka Mfinyongo Exhibition runs from 1-30 August For enquiries please contact 018 299 4341 gallery@nwu.ac.za 09:30-16:00

S t a n d a r d B a n k Yo u n g A r t i s t 2 0 1 8 presents:

When Dust Settles Igshaan Adams

NWU Gallery Building E7 Exhibition opening 1 August 2019 18:30 Exhibition runs from 1-30 August 09:30-16:00 For enquiries contact 018 299 4341 gallery@nwu.ac.za

Artwork: Bent, 2018, Mild steel, wire, rope, cotton offcuts, twine, beads.


A SELECTION OF ARTWORKS BY WOMEN ARTIST FROM THE UNISA PERMANENT ART COLLECTION www.unisa.ac.za

Kim Berman, Wathinta Bafazi II, 1996, Dry-point collograph, 73.5 x 84.3cm

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ince its inception in 1986, the UNISA Art Gallery has been collecting art not influenced by gender politics. Male and female artists’ works of art has been presented and collected in the same terms of reference, without bias to any gender. UNISA can pride itself in saying that it has a fair representation of artworks produced by women artists of all colour and age.

In this exhibition early works by Stuart Constance Larrabee (Holy communion at Bronkhorstspruit, 1947); Irma Stern (Head of a woman, 1959); Maud Sumner (Oasis, 1960); Judith Mason (Bird 1971 and Stigmata c. 1972); Debra Bell (Overture: marriage a la mode, 1987); Penny Siopis (Table three, c.1988); is displayed alongside younger artists such as Fiona Pole (1994- New memories); Dineo Bopape (Love

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letter, 2005); Nomusa Mkhubu (Inquietude I-III, 2008) ; Mary Sibande (They don’t make them like they used to, 2009) and Nandipha Mntambo (Marquette for minotaurus, 2017), just to mention a few names. The exhibition is not guided by themes or categories that try to enlighten the audience on any specific subject matter, but a random selection that shows a vast sample of styles and genres by women artists. In the same token, the exhibition will highlight mastery of mediums by women artist in relation to their male counterparts. Therefore giving credit to women artists for their contribution to the South African art world over the years and further acknowledging them during the month of August as the country is celebrating its women.

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SUDAN’S PHOENIX PEOPLE Eclectica Contemporary www.eclecticacontemporary.co.za

Above: Twin, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 120 x 180 cm Right: (Detail) The Big Wall II, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 150 x 180 cm

“For the People of Sudan, the pain of gathering what little hope remains to muster a ‘final’ attempt at overthrowing any form of oppression is regularly met with bitter disappointment. As the world grows more connected, so do they also grow more numb to the atrocities against humanity, the international community seemingly nonplussed at the plight of the Sudanese. Again and again they rise as a united people against oppressors who were once brothers and sisters but are now no more than murderers, thieves and rapists. But they will rise, as they always have done and no matter the pain and loss, they will one day triumph. This is why my People of Sudan are the Phoenix People.” - Hussein Salim

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The challenge of rising up is to pay attention. A waterfall decrying the current crisis in Sudan has recently spurted forth and the important, crucial response is to pay attention, to look, listen and support in any way possible. For some this means sharing the few articles, statements and images that have come to be despite the blackout instilled in the country. For others, it is turning social media platforms Mattar Blue, a colour that has come to stand for all the individuals who have lost their lives during the struggle. To us, it is to create a space in solidarity with Sudan and to acknowledge our artist Hussein Salim, who was forced to leave Sudan in the early 1990s because the ongoing conflict. In Sudan, walls have been turned into posters, platforms for expression, murals, catharsis, information, while a few Instagram accounts share and highlight this work. To this, we must pay attention.

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“Hussein Salim is an artist whose journey across different countries of the world has links to the legacies of conflict in his home country of Sudan.� News media and governmental organisations may deploy strategies that ground conversations in politics and economics but it remains crucial to recognise the impact on people, on humanity. As neighbours on this expansive and complicated continent, but also as people in solidarity with others experiencing unjust hardship, taking time to acknowledge and think about Sudan is important. It is necessary to see those who express their pain and to acknowledge their experiences with compassion, consideration and empathy. Hussein Salim is an artist whose journey across different countries of the world has links to the legacies of conflict in his home country of Sudan. His work has always carried the weight of the walking, running, wandering and thinking his life has presented. While the evocative colours and mystical patterning may offer respite, the work should be understood as a product of its context. The atrocities currently occurring in Sudan vibrate across South Africa, where the memory of pain remains intimately and tenuously connected to our present. The horror and betrayal of violence as the response to calls for change echoes through the archives of our memories. To turn to art as a process of grappling, unpacking, mediating and working through struggle is one we easily fall into step with. As such, this exhibition is offered as a statement of solidarity and care for those in Sudan and those who have had to leave their homes. We open this space for free conversation, information sharing and strength building, surrounded by the singing, energetic and embracing works by Hussein Salim. Migration of Symbols, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 150 x 180 cm

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ST JOHNS VISION 20/20 EXHIBITION Stellenbosch University Museum: 24 July – 31 August 2019

Durban resident and St John Durban centre administrator, Catherine Dedman. Photo, David Prior

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t John South Africa, well-known internationally for first-aid training, eye-care and related services, is hosting a touring photographic exhibition to promote the work conducted in the field of eye care and the impact this work has had on the lives of everyday South Africans, which officially opened at the Johannesburg Country Club on the 18th of October 2018.

Since then, the exhibition has toured at the Durban Art Gallery as well as the Studio Art Gallery in Simons Town and is poised to be unveiled in for its next leg in Stellenbosch. The exhibition The exhibition features 32 photographs taken by renowned Cape Town photographer David Prior with accompanying explanatory narratives. David worked in conjunction with St John’s Chris Martin as exhibition Project Manager, Robyn Keet as Creative Director and the ABSA curatorial team.

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Sight is a very personal and intimate experience for each individual and this is at the heart of this exhibition. These images showcase the individuals who benefit from the eye care services that St John offers. The exhibition breathes life into its mottos: “Pro Fide” – “Pro Utilitate Hominum” which means For the Faith and in the service of humanity. Everyone selected to be featured in the exhibition has a personal story to tell. We meet among others, a dressmaker, a truck driver, a construction worker and a community leader - people who shape our lives and our communities, and all of whom are genuinely patients and clients of St John. These are the people that St John South Africa serves. Included in the exhibition are the stories of the unsung heroes within St John - dedicated individuals who give their time as optometrists, receptionists, and bookkeepers. Men and women working towards a better vision, a grander vision, a 20/20 Vision

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St John operates Eye Care Clinics across South Africa, providing professional eye testing and the dispensing of budget spectacles to those members of the community who are unable to afford commercial rates. Photo, David Prior

St John Vision 20/20 very particular goals in mind: its aims is to showcase how individuals’ lives are changed when they have the gift of healthy eyesight and to raise awareness about the eye care work of St John in local communities as well as to highlight the importance of accessible, affordable, highquality eye care. Info on Eye-sight Eighty percent of all blindness is preventable or at least treatable. Healthy eyesight determines our quality of life and everyday experiences whether it’s a child learning to read, a pedestrian crossing the road or a breadwinner working to put a meal on the table for their family.      History and detail of St John’s work with eye-care St John was established in Grahamstown in 1883 and operates 12 Eye Care Clinics across South Africa, providing professional eye testing and the dispensing of budget spectacles to members of the community who are unable

to afford commercial rates. In addition, St John Eye Care Clinics diagnose cases where patients require corrective surgery, such as cataracts, and refer them to local eye hospitals for treatment. This screening process enables the hospitals to concentrate on their primary function of surgery. Optometrists who practice at St John Eye Care Clinics are also members of the South African Optometric Association. Sponsors St John South Africa is grateful for the support of our project partners including: Rapid Studio- SA’s leading photobook company; the Art Times, PicFlick, The Studio Art Gallery and Stellenbosch University Museum Exhibition Tour: Stellenbosch University Museum from 24 July to 30 August 2019 For more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ st-john-vision-2020-exhibition-stellenboschtickets-57968078082 Johannesburg: dates still to be confirmed


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ugust in Cape Town has now become synonymous with Art Month at Welgemeend: a month of art, lectures and events to raise funds for the preservation and conservation of Welgemeend and the Boerneef Art Collection. It is preceded by a fundraising gala dinner on 31 July. (For tickets please contact: Helena le Roux: 0732033999). The theme of this year’s exhibition is Satire and Irony and features works by Robert Hodgins, Stanley Pinker and Alexander Podlashuc from the Kilbourn and Bloch Collections in collaboration with some friends, curated by Frank Kilbourn. Welgemeend, an historic Cape manor house, is situated in the Cape Town Citybowl. It is here that the art collection and books of the South African poet and linguist known as Boerneef (late Prof IW van der Merwe) are housed. The custodian of Welgemeend, Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck, manages the homestead and the collection in collaboration with the volunteer organisation Friends of Welgemeend. Together they are committed to the preservation of this significant cultural heritage for future generations. Art Month at Welgemeend is aimed at: • Creating an awareness and promoting this cultural gem; • Making private collections available for public viewing; and • Raising funds for essential maintenance and restoration of Welgemeend. Art Month at Welgemeend is a collaboration between the Friends of Welgemeend, Strauss & Co, Delaire Graff Estate, Frank and Lizelle Kilbourn including Jonathan and Marion Bloch, amongst others, and the support of Jan van Riebeeck Hoërskool. For bookings and information welgemeendfriends@gmail.com Tel: 0732033999 / www.welgemeendart.co.za Robert Hodgins, King and Queen of Spain 2003, Oil on canvas, 91 x 121 cm

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ART MONTH AT WELGEMEEND 1 - 31 AUGUST 2019 SATIRE & IRONY Robert Hodgins | Stanley Pinker | Alexander Podlashuc from the Kilbourn Bloch BOE1PEMBTIVDCollections WED 31 July

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Art Exhibition | Walkabouts | Fundraising Gala Dinner | Wine Workshop | Lectures Strauss & Co Art Valuations | Classical Music Concert info@welgemeendart.co.za | 073 203 3999 Welgemeend, 2 Welgemeend Street, Gardens, Cape Town


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CHANGING TIMES FOR THE ART AUCTION BUSINESS www.aspireart.net

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he news last month that the almost 300-year-old Sotheby’s fine art auction house has been put up for sale to a private entity brought to an end a period of some 31 years during which the company was the only publically traded auction house in the world – listed during that time on the New York exchange. At the time of writing the prospective buyer is a French-Israeli telecommunications entrepreneur called Patrick Drahi, who has put forward an offer of $3.7 billion, to be effected through his US-based family holding company, a sum which offers a substantial premium to shareholders. According to the New York Post, the auction house has subsequently cast around for better offers. The offer of a private purchase comes as Sotheby’s has consistently been losing ground and marketshare to its major competitor, Christie’s, which is privately held by French billionaire François-Henri Pinault. The two auction houses, originally both English, and both dating back to the mid eighteenth century, still dominate the global art auction industry, despite the rise of Asian, especially Chinese, houses in the last decade. Christie’s recent, heavily publicised, successes include selling the most expensive single painting in history in 2017, Salvator Mundi, at the time credited to Leonardo da Vinci, for $450m. In 2018 the company sold the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller for $835m, by far the largest amount ever achieved for a private collection. A common refrain in the competition between the two auction houses, and the main business reason given for the prospective sale of Sotheby’s, is the ‘flexibility’ it will provide William Kentridge, Stereoscope

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the company. What this essentially means is that Sotheby’s will have access to funding and potential investment in order to acquire stock and potentially guarantee a minimum price to sellers. Publically traded companies are of course beholden to shareholders, whether institutional or private, in any such dealings. Reporting to shareholders and getting the go-ahead to fund guarantees – essentially a form of future hedging which ensures the work is pre-sold before auction at a minimum amount – can take time. The more agile and flexible position offered by private and wealthy ownership means that highly valuable work can be guaranteed quicker, and thus can be consigned to the privately-held auction house. The guarantee system has been widelydiscussed and both praised and criticised. Praised because it offers a safety net for sellers, yet criticised because its speculative nature attracts investment capital ‘cowboys’,

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looking to make quick money at the highend of the market. Auction house guarantees also represent a considerable competitive advantage in securing vital and scarce inventory. Locally the guarantee system has never been used in the art auction market, primarily because of the risks involved to both potential third party ‘speculative’ guarantors, and to the auction houses themselves. South Africa’s art auction market has also always been comprised of privately held companies. The ability of these businesses to attract, consign and sell stock is complicated by the relatively small size of the market here, with the consequent smaller pool of local collectors, especially of top-end, high-value signatures. This can be traced in part to the long decades of cultural isolationism South Africa lived through under apartheid, making collecting tastes in the country somewhat insulated from international trends.

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Of course, this position has begun to change as the country’s art market is exposed to and becomes much more a part of these international currents. Local auction houses find themselves at a crossroads – do they continue to deal in local work with diminishing returns and collector bases, or do they internationalise where South African work is saleable on international auction platforms? After all, exchange rates mean that guarantees at the multi-million dollar level for such work would not be necessary, and new collectors may well be intrigued. Among the small roll-call of South African artists who have current international value, William Kentridge is perhaps most prominent. Aspire Art Auctions has positioned itself as the go-to contemporary auction house in SA, and its successes achieved with Kentridge in comparison to international sales make for interesting reading. Its second highest price for a Kentridge drawing, in 2017, was in line with the upper reaches of dollar-linked auction market prices, and its world-record price of R6,600,400, achieved in 2018, for a drawing from the film Stereoscope, still stands to date.

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Outside of the contemporary segment, Aspire is focused on other areas of the market that are currently ripe for growth and potential internationalisation. One of these is the underrepresented work by black twentieth century artists, with a recent highlight the selling of a suite of photo-collages, Glimpses of the Fifties and Sixties by well-known Johannesburg artist Sam Nhlengethwa for a world record of R967,300 earlier this year. At the same sale in June, the company also highlighted the depth and collectability of South African fine art photography, selling another local artist with an international market and appeal, David Goldblatt. His powerful image The last of the bigger rocks has just been dropped into a kibble. Now, with shovels, the team “lashes” (loads) the small stuff into the kibble. (1969) achieved R443,440, a world auction record. Aspire’s results, and its burgeoning roster of international buyers in the South African market, indicate that a lot can be achieved by a smaller, more agile player, with artworks that are poised to grow in value on the global stage. Just ask Christie’s.

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STEPHAN WELZ & CO Mid – Year Endeavours www.swelco.co.za

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e have reached the half-way mark of the year already and are definitely not slowing down soon. We would like to share some of the highlights of our past auction results for the year so far. Our Cape Town February auction had some lovely art highlights that we are proud to mention: Lot 379, Anton Smit – Head, sold for R48 762 Lot 400, Flemish School & French School – Six Flemish Renaissance stained glass panels, sold for R98 685 Lot 414, AR Penck, aka Ralf Winkler – Colosseum, sold for R309 660 Lot 420, Anton Karstel – Street Scene, sold for R87 075 Lot 421, Gregoire Johannes Boonzaier – Houses, sold for R83 625 Our Johannesburg April Sale had also some lovely art highlights we would like to share: Lot 293, Edoardo Villa – Standing Figure, sold for R98 685 Lot 304, Adriaan Hendrik Boshoff – Still Life, sold for R113 800 Lot 311, Frans David Oerder – Still life with Irises, sold for R108 110 With the above in mind, we are actively consigning for our upcoming August, October and November auctions across all three of our branches. (Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town). No question is too difficult for us to answer, we invite them. Send us an image via our whatsapp line, email channels or our App. Available from Google Playstore and IOS. Alexis Preller, Seychelles Girl, sold for R1 219 050

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Above: Paul Gauguin, Les Vielles Filles A Arles From The Volpini Suite, sold for R46 440 Right: Maurice van Essche, Portrait of a woman, sold for R95 280

Carl Adolph Buchner, Harlequin with instrument, sold for R81 270

William Kentridge, Thinking Aloud, Small Thoughts, sold for R232 200

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Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, Vasco Da Gama seil om Kaap Punt, sold for R301 860

We try to make the consignment process as quick and efficient as possible. Our specialists are happy to take a look and supply you with an obligation-free evaluation. Stephan Welz & Co is proud to have entered into a well-grounded collaborative relationship with the Association of Arts in Pretoria. The team at the Association, led by director Pieter van Heerden, always assists any new-comer with the warmest welcome, coupled with sensitivity and a depth of knowledge. With an established presence in the art community and great influence in the Pretoria collectors’ society, the working relationship between Stephan Welz & Co and the Association of Arts in Pretoria makes for fruitful endeavours, and together we are looking ahead to a bright future – thanks to Pieter and the Association’s dedicated service. Across the board, with so many of the auction houses moving most of their activities to a digital realm, we can happily say that our consignment process has become effortless, with the new Welz-Online App.

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If you have an artwork hanging on your wall, snap an image of it with your phone and upload it through the “consignment tab” on our app, and one of our specialists will happily supply you with an auction evaluation on this. This has enabled us to move with the times, and with surety be able to put together more successful online auctions. We are looking to the remaining half of the year with great anticipation. For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact any one of our offices: Pretoria: 012 010 0121 Email: pta@swelco.co.za Johannesburg: 011 880 3125 Business Whatsapp: 079 431 9415 Email: info@swelco.co.za Cape Town: 021 794 6461 Email: ct@swelco.co.za

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Consignments welcome Fine art auctions held every month

OLD JOHANNESBURG WAREHOUSE

Antiques Art & Collectables Auctioneers

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A SOLO EXHIBITION BY YANNIS GENERALIS

HYBRID VIGOUR ECCE HOMO 10-31 JULY 2019 An exhibition in partial fulfillment of: MTech Fine Art, Department of Visual Art: Faculty of Art Design, and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg


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Hennie Nieman (SA 1972-) Mythical Conversation, signed with artist’s initials, dated 09 on reverse, oil on canvas, 67 by 87cm - Sold for R180 187

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s Art fair season is upon us, it is always good to know, where, how and when to buy art. Although collecting art has always had a stigma attached to it that it is only for the wealthy, Affordable art fairs and auctions around the world have changed that. Now, don’t get intimidated by the auction headlines in the news. Internationally art has been selling for astronomical amounts for yonks….and locally too. But, the advantage (and the lesser known fact) is that these high flying lots, make up the vast minority of works sold at auction. Through Old Johannesburg Warehouse Auctioneers you can find art pieces that match your taste and budget and get hands-on support from our team of specialists along the way. Auctions offer you the opportunity to buy art and design at competitive prices, whether

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you are interested in traditional masters, contemporary art or retro furniture. From price transparency to artwork authenticity, here are four advantages of buying art at auction. Price Transparency Auction houses provide price estimates for every lot in a sale. These estimates are determined by in-house experts, who research the artist’s past auction results, the artwork’s condition and significance, and macroeconomic trends to approximate the piece’s market value. Before bidding starts, you can sort lots by their estimates, allowing you to focus only on artworks that fit your budget. Market Comparables Unlike gallery sales, many past auction results are publicly available and can be used to help steer your bidding decisions.

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“Auctions offer you the opportunity to buy art and design at competitive prices, whether you are interested in traditional masters, contemporary art or retro furniture.” Auction houses prefer to sell artworks by artists with robust auction markets, as this helps them predict whether a work will sell and for how much. If you are interested in an artwork at auction, it is very likely that a similar artwork by the same artist has sold recently. You can research these selling prices and use them as guideposts when you bid to stay in line with market value. Timeliness and Ease Auctions are simple: The highest bidder wins the art. Through Old Johannesburg Warehouse Auctioneers you can use the absentee bid tool and bid via phone from the comfort of your home. Auctions sales are fast sales—so if you are looking to buy art quickly, auctions are a great place to start (and as Old Johannesburg Warehouse Auctioneers have monthly auctions, there is no long waiting period to see what is next available).

Lot A107 - Wim Botha (SA 1974-) Rorschach (After Velasques), linocut on tea stained paper, signed, dated 07 and numbered P.P, sheet size: 178 by 88cm, unframed - Sold for R60 063

Specialist Support Auction houses have dedicated teams of inhouse experts who research the art in their sales, providing you with added assurance about a lot’s authenticity. Our specialists can help you with everything from condition reports to bidding strategy, and this assistance is always free of charge. For more information on our monthly auctions, please visit our website www. oldjwauctioneers.com, phone us on 011 836 1650 or follow us on Facebook. Left: Lot A090 - Adriaan Boshoff (SA 1935-2007) Cattle Herd, Meiringspoort, signed, oil on canvas on board, 85 by 120cm - Sold for R156 163


EXHIBITIONS & GALLERY GUIDE: JULY/AUG 2019 Ongoing Shows: July/Aug 2019 Opening Exhibitions: July/Aug 2019

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ONGOING SHOWS: JULY/AUG 2019

LA MOTTE MUSEUM INK ON PAPER UNTIL 14/07/2019

ART IN THE YARD SOJOURNS: EPHEMERAL NATURE UNTIL 17/07/2019

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UNTIL 14/07/2019

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MELROSE GALLERY WINTER SHOW GROUP EXHIBITION UNTIL 28/07/2019

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UNTIL 28/07/2019

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UNTIL 27/07/2019

ART@39LONG ART & CRAFT BOUTIQUE GALLER39 LANGSTRAAT, GREAT BRAKRIVER UNTIL 30/08/2019

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3.08 - 24.08.19

OPENING BY PEGGY DELPORT 11H00 Walkabout Sat.10th August at 11H00

SEEDS OF CHANGE

1976 MICHAELIS REUNION EXHIBITION 2019 PHILIP WILLEM BADENHORST GIOVANNA BIALLO-STONE

JULIA BEETON -KUHLMANN ASIYA CLARKE

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ONGOING SHOWS: JULY/DEC 2019

THK GALLERY ANDREW KAYSER A MODERATE BLISS UNTIL 30/08/2019 WWW.THKGALLERY.COM/ UNTIL 30/08/2019

UNTIL 30/08/2019

ART@AFRICA MAUREEN QUIN UNTIL 31/08/2019

CHRISTOPHER MOLLER GALLERY ALDO BALDING JULY/ AUGUST

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RED! THE GALLERY

SHOWCASING THE BEST IN CONTEMPORARY & EMERGING ART. STEENBERG VILLAGE & BREE STREET UNTIL 31/08/2019 WWW.REDTHEGALLERY.CO.ZA

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PALETTE FINE ART GALLERY CAPE QUARTER SQUARE SHOP 25 01/09/2019

ART@AFRICA WILLIAM SWEETLOVE UNTIL 25/09/2019

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RUPERT MUSEUM FACES AND FIGURES SELECTED 20TH CENTURY SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS UNTIL 12/04/2020 WWW.RUPERTMUSEUM.ORG

UNTIL 01/09/2019

UNTIL 25/09/2019

UNTIL 12/04/2020

A selection of oils, To DREAM the & IMPOSSIBLEpastels DREAM silk-screens 4th-26th July by Annual Winter Solstice Exhibition XOLILE Artists featured here from left MTAKATYA Drummond Murphy, Tanya Swiegers will be on view until CONFLUENCE 24th May.

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Annual Wildlife Exhibition Artist featured here

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OPENING EXHIBITIONS JULY/AUG 2019 WEEKS 1-4 Artwork: Erin Chaplin, Evie


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NWU GALLERY HARMONIA: SACRED GEOMETRY, THE PATTERN OF EXISTENCE BY GORDON FROUD. BUILDING E7B HOFFMAN ST POTCHEFSTROOM 01/07/2019 UNTIL 25/07/2019 TEL: 018 299 4341

NWU BOTANICAL GARDEN GALLERY POTCHEFSTROOM CAMPUS THIS LOVE BY JONEL SCHOLTZ 01/07/2019 UNTIL 25/07/2019 TEL: 018 299 4341

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OLIEWENHUIS ART MUSEUM BLOOD RELATIVES BY CEDRIC NUNN 03/07/2019 UNTIL 18/08/2019

01/07/2019 UNTIL 31/07/2019 WEEK 1 JULY

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#I | A PUBLIC ART POSTER CAMPAIGN JODI BIEBER IN COLLABORATION WITH 45 YOUNG PEOPLE FROM JHB 03/07/2019 UNTIL 18/08/2019

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THE CAPE GALLERY TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM 04/07/2019 UNTIL 26/07/2019

ECLECTICA PRINT GALLERY FUNDEMENTALIST RATIONALISM: GROUP EXHIBITION OPENS 04/07/2019

GALLERY 2 EMHLABENI - A SOLO EXHIBITION BY THEMBA KHUMALO 04/07/2019 UNTIL 27/07/2019

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04/07/2019 UNTIL 26/07/2019 WEEK 1 JULY

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OLIEWENHUIS ART MUSEUM SEEKING LOVE BY BANELE KHOZA 03/07/2019 UNTIL 21/07/2019

THE MELROSE GALLERY AND HOUSE OF MANDELA ART

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AT THE ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN THE NELSON MANDELA UNITY EXHIBITION 05/07/2019 UNTIL 29/09/2019 WWW.THEMELROSEGALLERY.COM

03/07/2019 UNTIL 21/07/2019 WEEK 4 JULY

05/07/2019 UNTIL 29/09/2019 WEEK 1 JULY

UCT IRMA STERN MUSEUM TIPPING POINT/ CURATED BY MARY VAN BLOMMESTEIN. 06/07/2019 UNTIL 27/07/2019 WWW.IRMASTERNMUSEUM.ORG.ZA

06/07/2019 UNTIL 27/07/2019 WEEK 1 JULY

RMB TURBINE ART FAIR 11/07/2019 UNTIL 14/07/2019

WWW.TURBINEARTFAIR.CO.ZA 10/07/2019 UNTIL 31/07/2019 WEEK 2 JULY

11/07/2019 UNTIL 14/07/2019 WEEK 2 JULY

SALON NINETY ONE AS YOU WERE | AN EXHIBITION BY KIRSTEN SIMS 17/07/2019 UNTIL 17/08/2019

11/07/2019 UNTIL 14/07/2019 WEEK 2 JULY

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY MUSEUM ST JOHN VISION 20/20 EXHIBITION 24/07/2019 UNTIL 30/08/2019

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GOODMAN CPT MISHECK MASAMVU HATA / 2019 20/07/2019 UNTIL 31/08/2019

GOODMAN JHB SUE WILLIAMSON THAT PARTICULAR MORNING 2019 25/07/2019 UNTIL 31/08/2019

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20/07/2019 UNTIL 31/08/2019 WEEK 4 JULY

25/07/2019 UNTIL 31/08/2019 WEEK 4 JULY

kilmanyjo liversage, Equa719, 150 x 150cm

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Claire Denarie-Soffietti & Lerato Motau

Assumption Joint Women’s Exhibition 03.08.2019 | 26.08.2019

UCT. IRMA STERN MUSEUM

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ROSEBANK - CAPE TOWN PHILIP WILLEM BADENHORST, JULIA BEETON-KUHLMANN, GIOVANNA BIALLO-STONE, ASIYA CLARKE, SIMON STONE 03/08/2019 AT 11H00 UNTIL 24/08/2019

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ECLECTICA CONTEMPORARY IT IS NOT WHAT I SEE: NINA HOLMES OPENS 08/08/2019

ECLECTICA COLLECTION OUR STORIES: GROUP EXHIBITION OPENS 08/08/2019

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RK CONTEMPORARY WORKS ON PAPER 70X50CM SOLO STUDIOS RIEBEEK VALLEY OPEN STUDIOS 08/08/2019 UNTIL 31/08/2019 WWW.RKCONTEMPORARY.COM

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08/08/2019 UNTIL 31/08/2019 WEEK 2 AUGUST

SOLO STUDIOS RIEBEEK VALLEY / 18 ARTISTS’ STUDIOS + 6 GALLERIES + EVENTS & ACTIVITIES 08/08/2019 UNTIL 11/08/2019 WWW.SOLOSTUDIOS.CO.ZA

THE GALLERY RIEBEEK KASTEEL WORKS ON PAPER - SOLO STUDIOS 08/08/2019 UNTIL 31/08/2019

RUST-EN-VREDE GALLERY SANLAM PORTRAIT AWARD FINALIST EXHIBITION 23/08/2019 UNTIL 23/10/2019

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08/08/2019 UNTIL 11/08/2019 WEEK 2 AUGUST

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Victoria Naomi Andrews, St Joseph s MC, Grade 11, Rich In Colour


Hannah Wilson, Grade 11, Springfield Convent


Lauren Buys, Grade 12, Self Portrait, Clarendon Girls’ HS


Sarah Volker, Grade 11, Gonubie River , Clarendon Girls  HS


Michael-Owen du Toit, Grade: 11, St Joseph’s MC

Bongiwe Maqungo, Grade 12, Memories, Clarendon Girls’ HS

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Paintings, Prints & Sculpture By appointment: 078 419 7093 https://sites.google.com/view/nicolaasmaritzgallery


Self portrait of a Sunday evening suburban freedom fighter, Etching. Gabriel Clark-Brown


Anton Kannemeyer, Swartberg Pass III Lithograph

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For the February 2020 Contemporary Art auction in Cape Town Entries close end November 2019 021 683 6560 | matthew@straussart.co.za 011 728 8246 | marion@straussart.co.za www.straussart.co.za Strauss & Co: The global leader in the South African art market

Athi-Patra Ruga, Touched by an Angel (detail) R700 000 – 900 000 To be sold in Cape Town on 15 February 2020

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