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1 North-West University student Ricardo Liut’s Prophecy Portraits, Portrait 1: Holy Water (detail), 2015, Digital Photograph


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Onwards and Upwards!

CONTENTS Art Times 7 SA Art Times Media Highlights 8 Hope for Art Graduates 8

9 Barclays L’Atelier 2016 10 Artists’ Birthdays 12 100 Greatest SA Artworks Series

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14 Holiday Reads Gallery Guide 16 Featured Exhibitions 18 2015 Art Graduate Showcase

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34 Gallery Buzz 36 Gallery Listings

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Business Art 16 London Letter

Since its inception a decade ago, the SA Art Times has built up a reputation as the leading visual arts news disseminator and art promoter of all leading SA Art Fairs and Art Festivals, art competitions and art auction news. The popular SA Art Times Gallery Guide, the most comprehensive in South Africa, has allowed art lovers and art buyers to stay informed about art exhibitions and events in their area. With an increasing subscriber base and over 300 000+ followers on its social network, the SA Art Times is constantly growing in appeal and reach. To stay relevant in an age of digital anarchy, the SA Art Times endeavours to make visual art information more easily accessible with the launch of its new website on the 01 December 2015. The new look SA Art Times website will be more user-friendly and work well on smart phones and tablets. It will be more visually appealing with all the up-to-the minute details on news and art events that you previously enjoyed on the old website. The SA Art Times wishes to express its gratitude for the ongoing support from its subscribers, affiliates and advertisers, without whom such mentioned achievements would not have been possible.

14 International Gallery Show Buzz 10 Auction House News 16

9 An Interview with Graham Britz of Raisonné Publishing 7 An Interview with Stefan Hundt of the Sanlam Art Collection

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6 Business Art Media Highlights

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ART MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS ART TIMES

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CAPE TOWN Pancho Guedes Passes On

Artist Who Sat Naked on Rooftop Explains Why Nudity Matters

London Dealer Partners with SA Gallery in Chelsea

The Return of Uncle Stalin & Socialist Realism?

Bulawayo Art Gallery Pulls Down Maseko Exhibition

German Art Critic & French Artist Among Paris Victims

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World’s Largest Meteorite Carving Comes to Auction

Refugees Bring Art to Their Sanctuary

Japanese Museum Confronts Shunga Taboo

Tinubu Tells Youths: Use Art, Culture to End Poverty

Russian Artist Sets Fire to Federal Security Service Building

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Hope for Art Graduates Since this edition of the magazine is dedicated to the graduates of 2015, our hope is to inspire all young artists to high heights by showing them what can be achieved in just a few short years. We have profiled 6 artists here, all in their mid-twenties. All have received considerable notice, particularly in the past year. Although their stories are the exception, rather than the rule, we believe that with dedication (and perhaps a little bit of luck), our graduates will soon receive the sort of recognition that their art deserves.

Stanislaw Trzebinski was born in Kenya but moved to South Africa 4 years ago. He quickly became an apprentice at The Bronze Age Art Foundry to develop his sculpting skills. In the last 2 years he has taken part in several group exhibitions and has had his first solo exhibition. Already two galleries have chosen to represent him - Jan Royce Gallery and Object Design Art. Stanislaw Trzebinski is only 23 years of age.

Heidi Fourie received the Bettie Cilliers Barnard bursary for Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria, where she graduated with her BA (cum laude), only 3 years ago. Her work was exhibited at Turbine Art Fair over the last 2 years, and this past year she held her first 2 solo exhibitions. She has been a finalist in Sasol New Signatures (2011, 2013), Absa/Barclays L’Atelier (top 10 in 2013, 2014), Thami Mnyele Fine Art Awards (2012, 2013) and the Sanlam Portrait Awards (2013, 2015). Heidi Fourie is only 25 years old.

Jono Dry has been a full-time artist for all of his adult life. Young, at 26 years of age, he has been represented by Rossouw Modern for the last 4 years. Entirely self taught, his large-scale photo realistic/surrealist pencil drawings take up to a month to complete. He has taken part in numerous group exhibitions and has had 2 solo exhibitions in the last 2 years.

Sarah Biggs had her first solo exhibition in 2015. Also notable, her work was exhibited at no less than 3 art fairs this past year (Cape Town Art Fair, Turbine Art Fair and Sydney Contemporary). She won the Turbine Art Fair and Sylt Foundation Emerging Artist Award (2015), the Matthew Somers Memorial Prize (2011) and the Judy Steinberg Painting Award (2013). Biggs is currently represented by Barnard Gallery. She is 25 years old, having received her BA in Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) only 2 years ago.

Sizwe Khoza was born in Mozambique and moved to South Africa in 1995. He graduated from Artist Proof Studio in 2012 – one of the top students in his class. In 2013 he was offered a residency at William Humphrey Art Gallery and then an internship at Artist Proof Studio – where he now teaches printmaking. Sizwe Khoza is 25 years old. In the last 3 years, his work has been included in 7 South African art fairs. Alexia Vogel’s work has been exhibited in both the FNB JoburgArtFair and Cape Town Art Fair for 2 years running. This past year her work was also shown at Sydney Art Fair and she had her first solo exhibition. Vogel graduated with her BA in Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) only 2 years ago, receiving the Simon Gerson Prize in her final year of study. The 24-yearold is now represented by Barnard Gallery.

Images, top to bottom: Stanislaw Trzebinski, Suspended Crouching man (detail), 2015, Bronze, 170 x 67 x 68 cm Edition 1/1 Series of 3 Heidi Fourie, faintly up the mountain side (detail), 2015, Oil on canvas, 55 x 73 cm Jono Dry, Vulnerability (detail), 2014, Pencil on Arches Paper, 160 X 114cm Sarah Biggs, On the verge (detail), 2015, Oil on canvas, 122x152cm Sizwe Khoza, Ba Jabulile (detail), 2015, Monotype, 108x108cm Alexia Vogel, Pine (detail), 2015, Oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm

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NATIONAL ART COMPETITION ART TIMES JOHN KOENAKEEFE MOHL: SEROWE UNDER FULL JANUARY MOON

Barclays L’Atelier Spreads its Wings, Goes Digital in 2016 Of particular significance to artists who enter are the opportunities to attend a two-day art professionalism course in Johannesburg that will assist them in managing their art careers as viable businesses, and to be part of the Barclays L’Atelier mentorship programme – two sought-after privileges afforded to the top 10 L’Atelier finalists. The latter sees artists receiving personal mentoring from an established African contemporary in the visual arts field for a year. Over and above all this, the competition also rewards the wining visual artists with once-ina-lifetime opportunities to develop their talents abroad, among international artists from all corners of the globe. As such, Barclays L’Atelier is widely celebrated as the African art competition that has a sustainable, far-reaching and everlasting impact on young artists’ careers. Entry forms for SA artists wanting to participate in the 2016 Barclays L’Atelier are located on the competition’s website and can be completed from 1 January until 4 March 2016. Artists can call 011 350 3003 or visit www. lateliercompetition.com for further information. Queries can also be directed to Dr Paul Bayliss, Barclays Art and Museum Curator, on 082 417 5674 or via email on paulbay@absa.co.za

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There are a number of exciting changes ahead for the prestigious Barclays L’Atelier art competition in 2016. Not only has the competition been extended from its South African base to now include 11 African countries, but a significant component of the competition has been moved online to streamline the entry process for participating artists. “We’re excited to announce that following the phenomenal response and successful participation of young artists from Botswana, Zambia, Ghana and Kenya in the 2015 competition, Barclays L’Atelier has been expanded even further to include emerging artists from Egypt, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Mauritius and Seychelles. This signals great growth for Barclays L’Atelier, as we reach more young African artists each year,” says Dr Paul Bayliss, Barclays Africa Art and Museum Curator. Aside from this change, the entry procedure for the competition has been moved almost entirely online. Artists are now able to register, enter and upload their artists’ statements and visuals of their submissions online at www. lateliercompetition.com. The physical collection points for submissions have also been reduced to further simplify the entry process. Barclays L’Atelier, hosted in conjunction with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA), nurtures young talent and serves as a platform for young and emerging artists to make their mark in the African art arena.

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ART TIMES ARTISTS’ BIRTHDAYS

Wolf Kibel

16 December 1903 – 29 June 1938

Wolf Kibel was born in Poland, the son of the village’s Jewish Cantor and ritual slaughterer. As a boy he would carve grotesques from his father’s oil stones. After Kibel’s father’s death in 1911, he became apprentice to a purse-maker but was dismissed because of his day-dreaming. He studied briefly under the guidance of Appelbaum, a painter visiting from London. At age of 20 he fled to Austria to avoid being drafted into the army. Here he studied painting under Prof. Pick-Moroni. He lacked the travel documents to enter France, where he really wished to go, so he settled in Palestine in an ancient monastery near the Tower of David and then lived on the beach in Tel Aviv until a friend gave him money to rent a room. In Tel Aviv he established himself as a good painter and married his wife, Frieda. Kibel’s brother was Cantor at a Synagogue in Cape Town and encouraged his to come to South Africa. On arrival, Kibel began decorating cinemas for an income. In 1931, his first exhibition evoked a storm of abuse. Later that year, Hugo Naude invited him to holiday in Worcester where Kibel learned to etch. In 1932, he set up an art studio with the sculptor, Lippy Lipshitz and the pair took on students. Kibel was diagnosed with advanced tuberculosis in 1937 and the following year, he died, aged 35. In 1947 and 1950, retrospective exhibitions of his work were held at both the Johannesburg and Cape Town National Galleries.

Louise Bourgeois

25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010

Louise Bourgeois was born on Christmas day in Paris and named after her father, Louis, who had wanted a son. Her family lived in an apartment above the gallery where her parents sold their tapestries. Throughout her childhood, Bourgeois helped in the workshop. Her father’s mistress (Bourgeois’s English tutor) resided with the family. This and other sources of family-tension would come to inform Bourgeois’s artwork. In the early 1930s, Bourgeois studied math and philosophy. She studied art at various institutions between 1934 and 1938, including the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In 1938, she opened her own gallery in a sectioned-off area of her father’s showroom. Through her short career as an art dealer, she met art historian Robert Goldwater who came to her gallery looking for Picasso prints. The couple married and relocated to New York City in 1938. Goldwater introduced Bourgeois to Alfred Barr, the director of the Museum of Modern Art, who bought one of her works for the MoMA collection in 1953, as well as artists who would become her close friends: Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. The artist had her first retrospective in 1982, which was the first given to a female artist at MoMA. In 1993, she was chosen to represent the USA at the Venice Biennale. Bourgeois received numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture from the International Sculpture Centre.

Barend de Wet

4 January 1956 –

Barend de Wet was born in Boksburg, Gauteng and completed his art education at the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) in 1990. Currently based in Cape Town, de Wet’s oeuvre encompasses traditional art-making, performance and craft. de Wet believes that “[a]nything and everything is art”, that life is art. He once became a bodybuilder as a creative statement and later placed himself nude on a public pedestal as homage to “all artists who have stood as sculptures”. de Wet won the World Masters Championship Yo-Yo Award just a few years ago. For an extended period he practiced tattoo art and collected tattoos on his own body as an extended artistic performance. There’s barely a spot left on his body that has not been tattooed. On one thigh a grinning devil hisses: “Back in five minutes.” On his left wrist the word is the word “Gatvol”. Another part of his anatomy sports wood grain selected from Kathryn Smith’s kitchen cabinetry. Full of cheek and irony, de Wet’s work spoofs the art world and life in general. With two successful solo exhibitions at SMAC Gallery in 2010 and 2012, de Wet was also the invited artist for Cape Town Art Fair in 2013, presenting a third solo exhibition here. More recently, the artist was included as a featured artist of SMAC Gallery at the 2014 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in New York.

Cindy Sherman

19 January 1954 –

Cindy Sherman is an American photographer known for her conceptual self-portraits that focus on social role-playing and gender stereotyping. She was born in New Jersey, the youngest of five children. An engineer and a reading teacher, her parents were generally disinterested in art. Sherman studied art at the State University of New York until 1976. At first, she painted in a super-realist style. After initially failing her required photography class, she developed a passion for the medium and shifted her focus entirely. Sherman dated fellow artist Robert Longo through college, until 1979. In 1980, Sherman was commissioned to create a centerfold for Artforum magazine. Her photographs were ultimately deemed too racy and were rejected. Sherman received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 1992. Aided by film director husband Michel Auder, Sherman made her directorial debut in 1997 with the thriller, Office Killer (Auder and Sherman divorced in 1999). Sherman was honored by a retrospective at Paris’s the Jeu de Paume Museum, in 2006, and a solo exhibition at MoMA in 2012. Artist/videographer Paul H-O’s relationship with Sherman was the subject of documentary, Guest of Cindy Sherman (2008). Sherman dated David Byre of the band, the “Talking Heads” from 2007 to 2011. She continues to live and work in New York City.

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Jeff Koons

21 January 1955 –

Jeff Koons was born in Pennsylvania, USA. At the age of eight, he painted copies of Old Master paintings under his own name, selling them at his father’s furniture store. Koons graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA, in 1976. He then began working at the membership desk of the Museum of Modern Art where he became notorious for his outrageous fashion sense and impressive salesmanship. In 1980, Koons left the museum and began selling mutual funds and stocks. Koons now runs his studio as he would a production office, using computer-aided design and hiring out the construction of his pieces to technicians. The artist’s knack for elevating the stature of objects from kitsch to high art has made his name synonymous with the art of pop culture. Giant reproductions of balloon animals, a statue of Michael Jackson with his pet chimp, hard-core porn and adverts of himself have become highlights of his career. The artist’s three retrospective exhibitions have toured many of the world’s significant art centres . Koons was named a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor in 2002 and then promoted to Officier in 2007. He also received an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He currently lives and works in New York City and York, Pennsylvania.

Tinus de Jongh 31 January 1885 – 17 July 1942

Martinus Johannes de Jongh was born in Amsterdam. His parents did not allow him to study art, so he became apprentice to an interior decorator, receiving basic grounding in painting techniques. After two years, he was awarded a prize for his training, presented by President Paul Kruger who was in exile from South Africa. Still he yearned to make art, haunting the streets and canals of Amsterdam, sketching and painting. Soon he received local recognition for his work. It was even purchased by the Stedelijk Museum and by the town itself. At the outbreak of war in 1914 he spent time in the civil defense corps, but became ill. A visit from his brother-in-law at his home of convalescence encouraged de Jongh to immigrate to South Africa in 1921. In South Africa, de Jongh started out living in a one-room cottage in Heathfield with his wife and three children. He became fast friends with fellow artist Jack Pieters. The pair enjoyed musical evenings together; de Jongh on the guitar and Pieters on the violin. In 1922, de Jongh had his first solo exhibition; the complete collection of which was purchased by the owner of the Park Hotel. The artist bought a car with the proceeds and began to travel. His son, Gabriel, often accompanied him on his painting trips and in turn became a well known painter of South African landscapes. Tinus de Jongh’s friends joked that his pipe was more essential to his work than his brush. The artist subsequently died of lung cancer in 1942, after which prices for his paintings rose steeply.

THE ART TIMES CELEBRATES ALL MEMBERS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S VISUAL ART COMMUNITY BORN IN DECEMBER & JANUARY, INCLUDING DECEMBER 2 Erica Elk, Satadru Sovan | 3 Jan du Toit, Jacqueline Nurse, Mimi Van der Merwe | 4 Andrew Walford, Kitty Dorje | 5 William Martin | 7 Liza Grobler, Marlene von Durckheim | 8 Tanya Swiegers Loots | 9 Paula Louw, Henk Serfontein, Gerard Sekoto | 10 Brendhan Dickerson | 12 Sarah Biggs, Larry Scully | 13 Taryn Cohn | 14 Richard Scott, Adam Letch | 16 Hardy Botha, David Botha | 20 Chad Rossouw | 22 Harrie Siertsema | 23 At Botha | 24 Guy Du Toit | 25 Thomas Mulcaire | 26 Vladimir Tretchikoff, Anton van Wouw | 27 Anthony Harris, Erika Hibbert, Daniel Nell | 28 Robin Opperman | 29 Gerhard Deetlefs, Adolph Jentsch, Matthew Partridge | 30 Gabriel Clark-Brown | 31 Delise Reich, Reuel Bosch | JANUARY 1 Tiela Rabie | 2 Billie Zangewa, Zaan Claassens | 3 Anitra Nettleton, Graeme Germond | 4 Linda Rossouw, Matthew McClure | 5 Alexia Vogel, Brendon Bussy, Joseph Gaylard, Sue Tatham (van Niekerk) | 6 John Bauer, Walter Battiss, Lizza Littlewort | 9 Mirjam Asmal-Dik, Sam Nhlengethwa, Adam Levin | 10 Lawrence Lemaoana | 12 Kiki Kemp | 14 Carla Bosch, Emma Bedford | 17 Gavin Kew, Myer Taub | 18 Christiaan Barnard, Peter Van Straten | 19 Niel Jonker | 20 Jeannette Unite | 21 Sue Williamson | 22 Andries Gouws | 23 Gordon Froud, Simon Lekgetho | 25 Jaco Sieberhagen | 30 Bianca Baldi, Louis Jansen Van Vuuren | 31 Gail Dorje, Tamlin Blake, Walter Meyer, Robert Weinek, Stanley Hermans

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Miles View from the Street A collection of recent reduction woodblock and monotype prints

OTHER WELL-KNOWN INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS BORN IN DECEMBER & JANUARY: DECEMBER 2 Georges Seurat, Otto Dix | 6 Bruce Nauman | 8 Camille Claudel, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lucian Freud | 12 Edvard Munch | 16 Wassily Kandinsky | 18 Paul Klee | 21 Masaccio | 22 Jean-Michel Basquiat | 31 Max Pechstein, Henri Matisse | JANUARY 1 Alfred Stieglitz| 5 Yves Tanguy | 7 Liu Bolin | 10 Barbara Hepworth | 12 John Singer Sargent | 14 Berthe Morisot, Henri Fantin-Latour | 19 Paul Cézanne | 23 Édouard Manet | 24 Robert Motherwell | 25 Bill Viola | 26 Barbara Kruger | 28 Richmond Barthé, Jackson Pollock, Claes Oldenburg | 29 Barnett Newman Sources Consulted: WOLF KIBEL: Wolf Kibel. 2015. South African History Online [Online]. Available: http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/wolf-kibel [2015, Nov.22]. | Kibel, Wolf (1903 – 1938). 2015. Absolut Art [Online]. Available: http://www.absolutart.co.za/masters/wolf-kibel [2015, Nov.22]. | LOUISE BOUGEOIS: Louise Bourgeois. 2015. The Art Story [Online]. Available: http:// www.theartstory.org/artist-bourgeois-louise.htm [2015, Nov.22]. | Gersh-Nesic, Beth. 2015. Artists in 60 Seconds: Louise Bourgeois. About Education [Online]. Available: http://arthistory. about.com/od/namesbb/a/Louise-Bourgeois-biography.htm [2015, Nov.22]. | BAREND DE WET: Gentric, Katja. 2015. The Film Will Always Be You: South African Artists On Screen. Berlin: Revolver, 28. | du Plessis, Chris. 2009. Wooden you believe it?. Mail & Guardian [Online], 30 October. Available:http://mg.co.za/article/2009-10-30-wooden-you-believe-it [2015, Nov.22]. | CINDY SHERMAN: Rosenberg, Bonnie. 2015. Cindy Sherman. The Art Story [Online]. Available: http://www.theartstory.org/artist-sherman-cindy.htm [2015, Nov.22]. | Cindy Sherman. 2007. The Art History Archive [Online]. Available: http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/photography/Cindy-Sherman.html [2015, Nov.22]. | JEFF KOONS: Jeff Koons. 2015. Guggenheim [Online]. Available: http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/collection-online/artists/bios/1660 [2015, Nov.22]. | Jeff Koons Biography. 2015. The Biography.com [Online]. Available: http://www.biography.com/people/jeff-koons-507550#synopsis [2015, Nov.22]. | TINUS DE JONGH: Biography Tinus de Jongh. 2015. askART.com [Online]. Available: http://www.askart. com/artist_bio/Tinus_de_Jongh/11082992/Tinus_de_Jongh.aspx [2015, Nov.22]. | Tinus De Jongh. 2015. Crouse Art Gallery [Online]. Available: http://artdealers.co.za/tinus-de-jongh/ [2015, Nov.22]. | de Jongh, Tinus. 2015. Absolut Art [Online]. Available: http://www.absolutart.co.za/masters/tinus-de-jongh [2015, Nov.22]. | Editor’s Note: All content is appropriated from its source and includes elaboration for the sake of enrichment.

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Untitled (Springbok Rugby Player), 1996 Peet Pienaar “One must be aware of the role of the artist as zealot or trouble maker, holding a mirror up to our own unchallenged and naturalised values within a complex society.” – Sean Buch (Thesis 2010) Dressed in the full uniform of a Springbok rugby player with ball in-hand, performance artist Peet Pienaar became a human monument. Standing motionless for hours in venues ranging from the South African National Gallery to Pretoria shopping malls, the sight is recalled by Sue Williamson in her article ‘A feature on an artist in the public eye: Peet Pienaar’ (2010) . Pienaar’s simple act was not without controversy, in the year 1996. Sean Buch interviewed Peet Pienaar for his thesis The Performance of Masculinity by the ‘Artist’ Explored In Selected Works by Peet Pienaar and Robin Rhode (2010). During this conversation, the artist revealed that, growing up in an Afrikaans farming community, “[i]t was compulsory to play rugby, [to] have to behave in a certain way... to behave like a man,” that men were only considered ‘real men’ if they worked the farmland, went to the army or played rugby. Under the Nationalist government of the time, homosexuality was condemned and virtually unheard of amongst the small community of Tierfontein. Pienaar went on to play rugby at a provincial level. He also realised that he was gay. Big city life liberated Pienaar from the small-minded sensibilities that had formerly shaped his concept of ‘masculinity’ and in later years he began to question the construct, particularly within the sphere of his own upbringing. Using his body as a signifier, Pienaar began to negotiate the concept of White, Afrikaans masculinity within the ‘New’ South Africa, performing as a rugby player. Performing as a living statue in national rugby uniform, Piernaar’s outfit coupled with his broad, muscular physique, his blonde hair and blue eyes, marked him as archetypal figure of Afrikanerdom. This was problematic in 1996 when any support of White Afrikaner patriarchy was publicly taboo, the country having recently broken free from the Afrikaner Nationalist domination. Pienaar admitted to Buch, that several Afrikaans men who had witnessed his performance “found it disrespectful” to their culture. He also told Buch that in one instance audience members were incensed to the point of throwing bricks at him (the context behind this incident is unclear) and that women mockingly rubbed his thighs, seemingly in an attempt to arouse him. Liese van der Watt cites a potential cause for offense in her article ‘Making Whiteness Strange: White Identity In Post-Apartheid South African Art’ (2001): “it is not immediately clear whether [Piernaar’s] motionless appearances are a parody or a celebration” of the identity performed. van der Watt goes on to assume that the falsehood of the artist’s character is made so obvious by his abnormal behaviour within a public setting, that everything the character represents is effectively brought to question, including his status as national hero. Pienaar states that his tendency towards performance above any other artistic medium was largely due to the immediacy of audience reactions. In both introspection and projection, these reactions formed part of the artwork for the sake of both the audience and the artist, himself. Both parties were given the opportunity to confront their own notion of the ‘problem’ before them, opening closed minds to the im/possibility of shifting ideals in a changing society. - By Lyn Holm SOURCES CONSULTED: >> Buch, Sean. 2010. The Performance of Masculinity by the ‘Artist’ Explored In Selected Works by Peet Pienaar and Robin Rhode. (MA) Thesis. University of the Witwatersrand. >> van der Watt, Liese. 2001. Making Whiteness Strange: White Identity In Post-Apartheid South African Art. Third Text 56, Autumn: 74. >> Williamson, Sue. 2000. A feature on an artist in the public eye: Peet Pienaar. Artthrob [Online]. Available: http://artthrob.co.za/00dec/artbio.html [2015. Nov. 17].

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Shooting Stars at The Photographers Gallery ZA & ErdmannContemporary Through the work of six photographers, this exhibition explores how the digital era has impacted on music photography. Curator Heidi Erdmann invited two final year students to research the local music photography scene. Mirac Rasch and Maysoon Matthysen selected the works of three young photographers, whom they considered to be the three rising stars of music photography in the Cape today; this is their debut exhibition. Pierre Rommelaere and Vetman van der Naam are two of the three rising stars, both are selftaught photographers. Hylton Boucher, the other rising star, studied photography, but only after he had documented the rock and roll and heavy metal scenes in Windhoek, Namibia in his late teens. Their archives are filled with images taken at live music events in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, and music festivals around South Africa. With pit and all access passes they get onto the front and back stages of live music events; like street photographers, they shoot fast and from the hip. They shoot to no brief, there are no creative directors, agencies or record labels to answer to. They only take their cue from on-stage performances. They use social media platforms for the distribution of their images. They are professional gig photographers at night, their day jobs pay rent. Erdmann selected the works of three other participants. Her objective was to find the counter

balance. Pierre Crocquet, Tim Hopwood and Roger Ballen are established talents, each with a series well suited to this exhibition, but they are not music photographers. This exhibition is presented alongside a two month long Live Muisc Program.

“Shooting Stars” runs from 1 December 2015 to 31 January 2016 at The Photographers Gallery ZA & ErdmannContemporary - 84 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town. Contact galleries for further details.

Pierre Rommelaere, Setlist, Darling, 2015, colour photograph, 30 x 40cm, open edition

In Search of the Miraculous Sculptures by Anton Smit

“My new work investigates the landscape of the soul – the universe of bone that becomes a translucent cathedral. When you have a fleeting glimpse of eternity, It leaves you breathless, weightless - falling into the remains of love, The dimness of our reflection in the mirror of the universe, leaves us gasping for immortality as we sink into the abyss of the self.” - Anton Smit

Following the success of “Retrospective”, an exhibition celebrating his 40 years of sculpture, Anton Smit has created an exciting new body of work. In Search of the Miraculous will be exhibited at the Jan Royce Gallery – 64 Church Street, Cape Town, from 3 December to 23 January.

Anton Smit, Crystal Of The Sea, 800 x 250 x 350mm

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Anton Smit, Displaced, 1,020 x 480 x 200mm

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FEATURED EXHIBITIONS ART TIMES

Louis Chanu Presented by Walker Bay Modern Art

Louis Chanu has had a passion for sculpting since he was a child. He grew up on farms in South Africa and Swaziland, where he developed a great love of African and its vibrancy - which can be seen depicted in many of his sculptures, today. He can remember having the other fascinated children crowd around him at age 8, while he carved shapes out of the local sandstone. Chanu went on to study design engineering drawing, and in 1989, he worked for a year in this profession. In his spare time, he made clay sculptures and sold them from his garage. Chanu soon realised that he would not be able to manage life in an office, and so he went on to pursue his sculpting career. In 1991, Chanu established a garden sculpture business supplying plant nurseries in Gauteng, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. This gave him the freedom and finances to move out of the city, and to build a studio where he started casting sculpture in bronze. Chanu fell in love with bronze as a medium, stating that it afforded him intricacy not always possible with other materials, “such as ballerina’s fingers the size of matchsticks”, and the means to create “huge, bold sculptures the size of the Statue of Liberty”. Bronze is malleable, and casts very well. It can also have very diverse textures, with different chemical patina’s being applied to the metal after casting. Chanu’s latest innovative technique involves using precision nickel patina on bronze, allowing for endless permutations. When the World Trade Centre was destroyed, all that survived were the bronze statues in its halls. Chanu loves the idea of bronze as substantial and durable. He feels that when he casts in bronze, he’s leaving a legacy - a message for millennia to come. A life-long love of sculpting is what has kept him grounded. “Sculpting is my meditation” says this passionate sculptor, whose work is increasingly gaining value as an investment (with collectors like Johan Rupert, Richard Branson and the South African Department of Arts and Culture). Chanu’s latest works will be unveiled and exhibited in a solo exhibition at Walker Bay Modern Art, Hermanus, from 19 December 2015 to 17 January 2016. The theme will be “Reflection and Transformation”, a conversation between the female form and the play of light on the seductive combination of bronze and nickel. 17


UCT MICHAELIS SCHOOL OF FINE ART

ART TIMES NATIONAL GRADUATE EXHIBITION SHOWCASE 2015

Graduate Exhibition: UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Str, Cape Town (11 December 17:00 – 19 December 2015 )

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1 Stefan Krynauw, Farewell to Mr. Bill Pharoah in the staffroom, paint on canvas 2 Martin Wilson, The Silo, Wood ash, graphite powder & steel wire 3 Kasey-Leigh Davies, Untitled 5, pigment inks on 188gm cotton paper 4 Andrew Aitchison, Complacent Viewing, acrylic, blackboard paint, chalk, masonite, looped video on LED screen & pine. Photo: Jansen van Staden 5 Siwa Mgoboza, Africadia II, wood & found objects 6 Bronwyn Katz, GrondHerinnering, video 7 Julia Kabat, The Outdoor Weather Painter, wax, giraffe ribs, steel cable 8 Sandy Harris, Ingrown, satin, liquid latex, wire 9 Danielle Smith, Untitled 3, inkjet print on 180g cotton paper

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Xanthe Somers, 284.5g, tin, paper & ash Emmanuel de Montbron, The curtain, oil paint on found slide, projector Nomonde Zona Magadla, Impressionable, digitally manipulated image Caitlin Mkhasibe, Barnacle, wax paper, ink, digitally manipulated image Paris Brummer, Tramway Road, Seapoint, dgital colour photograph Lauren Theunissen, Untitled II (Under Construction), concertina book: digital print on Splendorgel 16 Elize de Beer, Anacoluthon, mild steel 17 Michaela Younge, Trophy I: Salt Lick, felt, foam matte 18 Deborah Weber, Ubulungisa/Justice Collaboration 3, photograph on art paper

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RHODES UNIVERSITY

ART TIMES NATIONAL GRADUATE EXHIBITION SHOWCASE 2015

Graduate Exhibition: Rhodes Fine Art Department, Grahamstown (6 November 2015)

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Skye Burns, Echo (detail), painting Gina Gigueria, memory and monility (detail), crystal cal Shay Brown, Interlaced Terrains, photographic print Lara Harvey, Paresthesia, clay Chelsea Scott, Mum at Work, painting Mari Schultz, Amber, installation Mari Schultz, Amber, photographic print Chelsea Sharupke, Phallacy & Fantasy, painting exhibition

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ART TIMES NATIONAL GRADUATE EXHIBITION SHOWCASE 2015

RUTH PROWSE SCHOOL OF ART Graduate Exhibition: 5 Elson Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town (27 November - 4 December 2015)

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Grace de la Hunt, still from videot Shae Herrmann, photograph Aurelien Brandt, brass & silver rings Nicola Vlok, still from video Brett Seiler, Mourning Zimbabwe, Gay Rights, installation Franco Kellermann, bone & wood Carla Latsky, watercolour illustration Keana Carreira Tyler Carter, illustration Benedict Buckle, mixed media on builders plastic Yann Erasmus, The Journey, pen & ink illustration

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11 Brett Seiler, Two Street Lights Facing Another, Hug, installation 12 Caroline Philps, photograph 13 Hanlie Laakmann, charcoal dust on paper 14 Alexander Knox, oil on board 15 Jeanne Retief, resin & paint 16 Carla Latsky, illustration with thread 17 Mariette Kotze, digital print 18 Jenna Barbe, carved surfboard

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Y E S YO U Y O U W I T H T H E P O W E R O F T H O U G H T. YO U W I T H T H E A B I L I T Y TO F E E L . Y O U W I T H T H E PA S S I O N T O C R E AT E . A RT N E E D S YO U , FO R W I T H O U T YO U , T H E R E C A N B E N O A R T.

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ART TIMES NATIONAL GRADUATE EXHIBITION SHOWCASE 2015

UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL

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UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA Graduate Exhibition: Rautenbach Hall - Hatfield Campus, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria (18 - 26 November 2015)

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Dichaba Dichaba, Fantastic Animal, clay (studio mix), Raku glazed & fired Chad Reynolds, Sheep III, digital photograph Eloff Pretorius, Contour Portrait, mixed media Tess Galbraith, Skin, oil on canvas Eloff Pretorius, Contour Portrait, mixed media Carina du Randt, Jungle Book, Wereldspektrum encyclopaedia series & steel La Rochelle Olwagen, Untitled, spool knitting with hair Marli Steyl, Deconstructing the cosmos (detail), 3D printed objects, found objects & constructed furniture Celeste Theron, Tying loose ends, mixed media installation

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10 Marli Steyl, Deconstructing the cosmos (detail), 3D printed objects, found objects & constructed furniture 11 Anke Kühn, Listenings, wood, convoluted foam, recording & listening device 12 Xenia Roos, The Encyclopaedia of Real Tits, fired clay 13 Nina Kruger, Suspended Suspension (detail), gelatine 14 Matilda Engelblik, Dialogue of Loss – Imprinted, perspex, steel & ceramics 15 Tanya Klöpping, Withered Contagion, needle piercing on Fabriano 16 Odette Graskie, Puff Pastries May Take Over The World, polycotton fabric & Jacaranda carving 17 Melissa Laas, Reconstructing the Past: 750kg, compressed metal blocks 18 Odette Graskie, Installation View including Horn-Rimmed Troll, polycotton fabric & Jacaranda carving

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STELLENBOSCH ACADEMY OF DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY

ART TIMES NATIONAL GRADUATE EXHIBITION SHOWCASE 2015

Graduate Exhibition: Oude Libertas - Cnr of Adam Tas Rd & Oude Libertas Rd, Stellenbosch (18 November 2015)

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1 Casper Schutte, poster design, print media 2 Izette Hohne, infographic, print media 3 Thabiso Ntuli, advertising, print media 4 Amy Staak, promotional mail, mixed media 5 Megan Brits, packaging design, mixed media 6 Thabiso Ntuli, advertising, print media 7 Cara-Jo Tredoux, Kempton Park Abandoned Haunted Hospital, oil on wood 8 Abigail Mabeba, Dijotšamatena, mixed media 9 Relibohile Nenzani, Ceramics, white stoneware 10 Cedrick Kwata, 32 Sophies, mixed media 11 JC Bolke, Grey Area (detail), oil paint & embroidering installation 12 John Risenga, See beyond race (detail), screenprint on fabric 13 Tertia Seemela, Her hair –(detail), Mixed media installation 14 Liesl Roos, Pier, cast glass & aluminium, Photo: Carla Crafford 15 Liesl Roos, Little black bed, cast glass & aluminium, Photo: Carla Crafford

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Walker Bay Modern Art Gallery is hosting the 1st Solo exhibition by acclaimed sculptor

LOUIS CHANU 19 December 2015 - 17 January 2016 Venue: 167 Main Road Hermanus 7200

028 312 2928 / 082 719 0907 francois@walkerbayartgallery.co.za / www.walkerbayartgallery.co.za


ART TIMES NATIONAL GRADUATE EXHIBITION SHOWCASE 2015

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY Graduate Exhibition: US Visual Arts Department - Victoria Str, Stellenbosch (27 November - 8 December 2015)

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Nicole McComb, The beginning, acrylic on Fabriano Rian Blignaut, you’ll know what I know, video Terri Wallace, Bountiful, oil on canvas Nicola Fouche, A Dream Within a Dream IV, acrylic & studio rags on board 5 Suné Vosloo, Some South African Monuments (Houses), silkscreen on archival photographic print 6 Haiko Nieuwoudt, Toki and the Titans of Acirfah (PC game), Photoshop (textures), Blender (models & animations), Unity (game engine), C# & JavaScript (scripts) 7 Jessica Matter, Buying into the Ideology of Ecology, black & white edited photogram

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8 Tessa Wessels, Machine, ink & watercolour on paper 9 Louisa Viljoen, Assembled, cement 10 Frances Bosch, Poster Series, printmedia 11 Pierre Carl Vermeulen, Orchids, Human hair 12 Emma James, Rare and Tender, illustration 13 Suné Burger, First day of school, 1968, oil on paper 14 Siobhan Borain, Cherry Bomb, 925 sterling silver, silk thread 15 Luché Rossouw, Series of Rings, silver & wood 16 Erné Louw, Woven rings, Sterling silver, topaz 17 Pierre Carl Vermeulen, Reframed, Space blankets & wood

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STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

ART TIMES NATIONAL GRADUATE EXHIBITION SHOWCASE 2015

Graduate Exhibition: US Visual Arts Department - Victoria Str, Stellenbosch (27 November - 8 December 2015)

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19 Stephanie Cruywagen, Lush Garden, multimedia illustration 20 Caylin Koen, How to be a coloured: How to Shoprite, performance 21 Bianca Wittig, “ndigineity - South African Flower, investigative photography 22 Alecia van Aarde, The Workshop Series – Icons, uncoated paper 200gsm 23 Carmen Maria Titus, Genesis, mezzotint 24 Suzanne Naude, Seaweed Lumen Print III, photographic paper & red seaweed 25 Peter Chantler, Half Opacity Pink Page 2, digital mixed media/ print 26 Chantal Turner, www, typedrawing on Fabriano

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DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

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NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY NWU Main Gallery & Botanical Gardens Gallery - North-West University, Potchefstroom (13 November 2015)

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1 Sinethemba Ngubane, Untitled, matt glazed terra cotta clay 2 Khulekani Cele, Last Corrections (triptych), mxed media 3 Zanele Nkosi, Isithebe II, Raku clay & glaze 4 Brooke Schafer, Knitted (detail), mixed media 5 Sarah Keiswetter, Face Series (detail), porcelain 6 Brooke Schafer, Knitted (detail), mixed media 7 Sarah Keiswetter, Face Series (detail), porcelain 8 Khulekani Cele, Untitled, monoprint 9 Mcebisi Ngcobo, Erect, Raku clay 10 Thamsanqa Tonga, Dark to light, wood, metal, glass, iron, plastic & copper 11 Khulekani Cele, Coordinate (triptych), monoprint

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12 Nangamso Zweni, Traffic! I’ll be Late, printmaking ink on paper (monoprint) 13 Este van der Walt, Fall of Man, selfpromotional stationery 14 Wilmarie Deetlefs, Volksgeist Craft Beer, –bottle mock-up 15 Marli Groenewald, Lion Matches & Shoepolish Giftpack, box mock-up 16 Marie Serfontein, Designer’s Food: Syrup Typography, self-promotional photograph 17 Ricardo Liut, Prophecy Portraits, Portrait 4: Church, digital photograph 18 Wilmarie Deetlefs, Nuclear Mysticism exhibition for artist Salvador Dali; liquid desires, printed poster 19 Marie Serfontein, Designer’s Food, selfpromotional photograph 20 Ricardo Liut, Prophecy Portraits, Portrait 2: Nutrition, dgital photograph

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DAVE ROBERTSON Partly Cloudy 180 x 120 cm

MATERIAL(I)SATION

A Group Exhibition curated by Aidon Westcott 16 January - 8 February 2016

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UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE

ART TIMES NATIONAL GRADUATE EXHIBITION SHOWCASE 2015

ARTMandela TIMES #myRembrandt Graduate Exhibition: Johannes-Stegmann Art Gallery - SASOL Library, 205 Nelson Drive, Bloemfontein (25 January – 12 February 2016)

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UNISA – Graduate exhibitions: Unisa Art Gallery - Kgorong Building, Preller Str, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria (5 December 2015 17:30 - 29 January 2016) Art.b Gallery - The Library Centre, Carl Van Aswegen Str, Bellville, Cape Town (25 November - 12 December 2015) The Rivertown Beerhall - 102 Prince Alfred Str (Florence Nzama), Durban (30 November - 11 December 2015)

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1 Celeste Groenewald, Die GanzeSippe, gouache, watercolour & oil on Fabriano 2 Jessica Taute, Collecting and sampling, multi-medium installation 3 Charné Visser, How are you? Observations of a Prosopologist, resin & ink 4 Charné Visser, How are you? Observations of a Prosopologist, ink on Fabriano 5 Francine Kuit, Tenderness, oil and charcoal on Fabriano 6 Tamzen Strauss, Rabbits in the studio (detail), mounting board, masking tape 7 Emily Ingle Make me pretty, 4-channel video installation 8 Karla Benade, see(p)ing through, ink, mercurochrome, organic pigments, plant residue, tea, coffee, triplex, perspex, resin, metal rods, wood 9 Marco Versfeld, Pres. Fouché, mixed media on board 10 Muhle Ali Ndlovu, Colorful murder, stills from video 11 Jessamy Southern, looking through giant Kaleidoscope (detail), photograph 12 Stacey Bester, Nurturing love, installation view

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Sarah Boshoff, Promise you won’t tell, digital installation and mixed media Rivone Oliver Josie, Transmogrify, sculpture Aneen Van Royan, How Deep is Skin Deep?, body lotion Rene Johansen, City Hall, leaf, paper Pauline Borton, Dream Home, mixed media installation Lettie la Grange, ‘Traces of Thestorcamdeboo, medium tracing paper, paper and Karoo sand Justin Lucas Le Roux Hennop Anja Roestorf MAC Nadia van der Merwe Anisa Loonat Gajen Pillay Nicky Liebenberg Suzette Crafford

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NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

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EXHIBITION SHOWCASE 2015

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SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION Opening Sunday 6 December 14:00 – 17:00

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Thonton Kabeya \ Vincent Osemwegie \ Bastiaan von Stenis \ Dario Manjate Nasser N.Zadeh \ Janko De Beer \ Jemmiro \ Arlene-Amaler Raviv Sandy Curry \ Thalia Goldsmith \ Thomas van Gylswyck \ Jewel Closenberg Zarah Cassim \ …… \ ……. \ …….

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JOHANNESBURG ART GALLERY CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS Photos: Bernard Viljoen

1 Charles Bothner & Marianne Fassler 2 Christine Roux hands over sets of custom SA Mint medallions to Jack Ginsbergv 3 Grethe Fox & friends

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DUT FINE ART & JEWELLERY DESIGN GRADUATE EXHIBITION AT KZNSA Photos: Karla Nixon

4 Bridgette Henfrey & Kale Cole-bowen 5 Lifa Sithole, Khlekani Cele, Songezo Baleni, Zwelinjani Radebe, Ntokozo Xulu 6 Kirsty Meek & Brooke Schafer 7 Eugene Hlophe & Andrea Alcock 8 Dane Stops & Dk Maponya

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‘60 BENEFACTORS’ EXHIBITION OPENING AT NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM Photos: Basil Brady

13 Mary-Rose Dold & Rosemary Browne 14 Anthony Keogh & Amanda Heshu 15 Veliswa Gwintsa & Emma O’Brien

LAUNCH OF NDIZA GALLERY IN GORDON’S BAY Photos: Michaela Irving

16 Gavin Furlonger, Richard van Zyl, Art Times Editor Gabriel Clark-Brown, Michele Roelofsen & Denis Le Nohaic 17 Michele Roelofsen & her brother John Pereira

MAUREEN QUIN’S EXHIBITION OPENING AT THE CAPE GALLERY Photos: Michaela Irving

18 Good friends; Frederike Stockhysen Maureen Quin & John White 19 Christian Andrews & Rupert Marshall 20 Andrew & Rowena Buck 21 Hendrick, Jane Geyer & the artist Maureen Quin

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RELAUNCH OF CASA LABIA CULTURAL CENTRE’S GALLERIES Photos: Michaela Irving

1 Nick Murgatroyd 2 Giuliana Abrahamse & Aubrey Ngcungama 3 Art Times Editor Gabriel Clark-Brown, Robyn Hosking & Kevin De Klerk 4 Some of Peter Clarke’s family Richard, Susan & David 5 Cary Hopkins & Kobus Wilmans 6 Natale Labia, Antonia Labia & James Sales

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS

Eastern Cape Alexandria

Underculture Contemporary Fodder, Jennifer Ord, Stephen Rosin, James Reed, Dolla Sapeta, Susan Opperman, Wayne Matthews, Alhyrian Laue, Cedric Vanderlinden & Grant Bayman Fodder, 18/11/2015 - 18/12/2015, 98A Park Drive, Central, T. 041 3730074, alison@underculturecontemporary.co.za, admin@underculturecontemporary.co.za, www. underculturecontemporary.co.za

Alice Art Gallery South African Investment Art, Gregoire Boonzaier, 01/12/2015, Ruimsig, T. 011 9581392, info@aliceart.co.za, www.aliceart.co.za Artist Proof Studio One of the largest and most vibrant community and professional printmaking facilities in Southern Africa., Newtown, T. 011 4921278, gallery@artistproofstudio.co.za, www. artistproofstudio.co. za/home-3

Free State Heidi Hadaway, Crouching Man, bronze, 50x40cm

Bloemfontein

Quin Sculpture Garden View a permanent exhibition of

Maureen Quin

60 Years as a Sculptor. 5 Suid Str, Alexandria, E Cape Tel: 046 6530121 Email:quinart@mweb.co.za Webpage: www.quin-art.co.za

East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery East London Fine Art Society Annual Exhibition. The East London Fine Art Society will be holding their Annual Art Exhibition in the main gallery of the Ann Bryant Art Gallery. Entries are invited from artists. A maximum of six artworks per artist are allowed and there are no restrictions on the theme or media. Entries must be submitted on or before Monday 30/11/2015 at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery. The Exhibition will open on Thursday 03/12/at 6:30 p.m and closes on 19/12/2015, Southernwood, T. 043 7224044, annbryant@intekom.co.za, www. annbryant.co.za

The Henry George Gallery To ring in the new year we are offering a gallery discount on arresting new work by some of the emerging talent we featured in 2015. Artists include Buhle Wonder Mbambo, Mthobisi Brian Maphumulo, Jane Digby and Andrew Orapeleng Ntshabele. 45, 6th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg. www.henrygeorgegallery.co.za, 011 880 2698 Open hours: Saturdays, 9.30 to 2pm; Mon 9-12.30; Tues to Friday, 9-4pm.

Oliewenhuis Art Museum Unfolding Time: A visual story of Bloemfontein 1850-1950, Curated by Mpho Khomari, the VANSA/AFRICALIA Intern for 2015, 26/11/2015 - 31/01/2016. Additions to the Permanent Collection 2009 - 2015. This exhibition, which includes artworks by contemporary artists such as Roger Ballen, Vulindlela Nyoni, Barbara Wildenboer, Nandipha Mntambo and Bambo Sibiya, showcases a diverse range of styles and media, including various photographic works, 03/12/2015 - 31/01/2016, Waverley, T. 051 0110525 ext 611, karen.marais@nasmus.co.za, www.facebook.com/ OliewenhuisArtMuseum Gallery on Leviseur The Moment of Transition, Anton Smit Sculpture, ends 19/12/2015, 59 Genl. Dan Pienaar Avenue, Westdene, Bloemfontein 9301, C. 0828352335, admin@galleryonleviseur.co.za, www.galleryonleviseur.co.za

In Toto Gallery Mixed Curated Exhibition, Jane Eppel, Andel Olivier and many more, 10/12/2015 25/01/2016, Birdhaven, T. 011 4476543, megan@ intotogallery.co.za, www.intotogallery.co.za

Riverside Shopping Centre Bryanston, Johannesburg 011 463 8524 / 084 843 8302 info@candiceberman.co.za www.candicebermangallery.com

Clarens Art and Wine Gallery Gregoirer Boonzaier, Adriaan Boshoff, David Botha, Conrad Theys, Hennie Niemann, Aviva Maree, Kenneth Baker, Anine Barnard, CandiceBlignaut, Gail Catlin, Norman Cathrine, Paddy Starling, Wilko Roon, Branko Dimitrov, Louis Chanu, Alexander Rose Innes, Solly Smook, Jan Vermeiren, Clarens, T. 058 2561298, anton@artandwine.co.za, www.artandwine.co.za Richard Renny Art Gallery Is home to the most recent oil and watercolour landscape paintings by South African master artist Richard A Rennie. 275 Main St, Clarens, clarensgallery@telkomsa.net

Gauteng

Cherie de Villiers Gallery Dealers in fine paintings and sculptures by leading South African artists, Sandton, T. 011 3255395, cheart@global.co.za, www.gallery.co.za/ CIRCA on Jellicoe Bronze, Steel & Stone, Until 16/01/2016, 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard.co.za, www. circaonjellicoe.co.za Crouse Art Gallery We at Crouse Art deal exclusively in original South African Art, specifically in investment art. We offer works by a variety of renowned artists. Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, Hennie Niemann, Chris Tugwell, Andre de Beer and many more, Florida, T. 011 6723821, suzette.crouse@telkomsa.net, www. artdealers.co.za/ Diedericks/Faber Fine Art Artist collective that was founded and managed by Christiaan Diedericks and Elton Faber, Melville, T. 011 7263638, elton@diedericksfaberfineart.com, www. diedericksfaberfineart.com

Benoni

Everard Read Bronze, Steel & Stone, 12/11/2015, 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@ everard.co.za, www.everard-read.co.za Fifth Avenue Fine Art Fine Art Auctioneer, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040, stuart@5thaveauctions.co.za, www.5thaveauctions. co.za

Vincent Art Gallery The home of Contemporary Fine Art and the Masters. We also offer professional framing, décor, ceramics, pewter, semi-precious stones and silver jewellery. 8 Dawson Rd, Selborne, East London, 5201 Telephone: 043 7221471 Cell: 083 700 4711 Email: vinceart@lantic.net www.vincentartgallary.co.za

Port Elizabeth ArtEC - EPSAC Community Art Centre artEC is a non profit organisation and Community Art Centre, set up for the advancement of the Visual Arts and Art Craftsmanship. Working to uplift the arts in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, helping artists and encouraging a public interest in the arts., T. 041 5853641, gallery@ artecpe.co.za, www.artecpe.co.za/ Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum 60 Benefactors, From the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, 12/11/2015 - 24/01/2016. Elevating the object, From the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, 6/12/2015 - 7/02/2016, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000, artmuseum@ mandelametro.gov.za, www.artmuseum.co.za

Benoni Art Route Spoil your Senses on the Benoni Art Route. Discover local artists producing a diverse range of art from Sculptures, Paintings, Stained Glass and Hand Blown Glass.The Benoni Art Route is open on the last Sunday of the month between 10am and 3pm. Further information and maps are available at www.benoniartroute.co.za or call Elaine Marx on 0845816340. Follow the Artists on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ thebenoniartroute.co.za

Johannesburg Absa Art Gallery Artist Proof Studio turns 25, Artist Proof Studio celebrates 25 years of printmaking training and collaborations in 2016. To mark this milestone, Absa Gallery is hosting a show-stopping exhibition of over 130 works from some of our most talented students, emerging artists, alumni and collaborating artists, 29/11/2015 - 29/01/2016, ABSA Towers North, 161 Main Road, Johannesburg, T. 011 3505139, paulbay@absa.co.za, www.absa.co.za

Johannesburg Art Gallery Centenary Celebrations, The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) has previously proudly announced the forthcoming 100 year celebration of the Lutyens building. 2010 marked the centenary of the Foundation Collection of the gallery, celebrated with a superb exhibition of work from it, and now we are moving towards 10 Nov 2015 when the Sir Edwin Luytens building is officially 100 years old. Leading up to November the gallery will be filled with exhibitions and then a series of installations will take place, all culminating in a night of festivity and celebration, 10/11/2015, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130, TinyM@joburg.org. za, www.facebook.com/FriendsofJAG Julia Meintjes Fine Art Current Exhibition, Our current works were selected by Julia to show a range of pieces by contemporary and historic South African artists. The art is on show at our process space in Johannesburg, where we love to receive visitors at any time, by appointment please, until 31/01/2016. Parktown North, T. 011 788 0820, www.juliameintjes.co.za Lizamore & Associates Gallery New Voices IV, Group exhibition featuring emerging artist curated by young curators Tammy Langtry and Lung Kumalo as part of the Lizamore & Associates Curatorial Mentorship Programme. 28/11/2015 28/01/2016, Parkwood, T. 011 8808802, suen@ lizamore.co.za, www.lizamore.co.za

Gallery 2 Two Painters, Jenny Stadler and Gail Behrmann, 14/11/2015 - 19/12/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 4470155/98, info@gallery2.co.za, www. gallery2.co.za Goodman Gallery Sophiatown Drawings, William Kentridge, 12/01/2016 - 12/02/2016. SALT WATER, ruby onyinyechi amanze, until 19/12/2015. Diane Victor, until 19/12/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 7881113, nonhlanhla@goodman-gallery.com, www. goodman-gallery.com Graham’s Fine Art Gallery Graham’s Fine Art Gallery exhibits a significant collection of important South African art, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869, info@ grahamsgallery.co.za, www.grahamsgallery.co.za Halifax Art Surface, Laurel Holmes Maria Patrizi, until 29/11/2014, Parkhurst, C. 0827846695, dana@16halifaxart.co.za, www.16halifaxart.co.za

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selfie: ‘Lacere …’ by Laetitia Lups outoftheCUBE The latest outoftheCUBE selfie exhibition features a series of digitally layered and manipulated photographic self-portraits by Laetitia Lups. Using the symbols of lace, water, and hands, she explores her view of a quantum world in which past, present and future interact and transform each other. Seen here is a detail of Laetitia’s work ‘Wired’. www.outofthecube.co.za > synergies > the selfie project > Laetitia Lups

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The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street, Cape Town seeks to expose fine art that is rooted in the South African tradition, work which carries the unique cultural stamp of our continent. featured artist: David Kuijers THE CAPE GALLERY

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS Sanlam Art Lounge Sanlam Portrait Award 2015, Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 16:30 and Saturdays: 10:00 - 13:00, 02/12/2015 - 24/12/2015 and 04/01/2016 - 29/01/2016, 6th Floor, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, T. 011 7786210, www.sanlam.co.za Springs Art Gallery The Springs Art is the only Civic Gallery in the whole of Ekurhuleni. Artists can book the gallery space for a limited period and cover minimal costs of running the exhibition. Artists need to approach the gallery by submitting proposal with portfolios of their works for consideration. We review artist submissions on a rolling basis, Springs, T. 011 999 8726/7, Thabo.Sekoaila@ekurhuleni.gov.za, www.artmap.co.za/568/springs+art+gallery/

Pretoria Art Museum Stillness and Dark City Dreams, by Michael Meyersfeld, 28/10/2015 31/01/2016. Fragile Histories, Fugitive Lives, Keith Dietrichs, 21/10/2015 - 17/01/2016, Pretoria, T. 012 3586752, mmutlekg@tshwane.gov.za

Standard Bank Gallery The Pursuit of Values, David Goldblatt, 22/10/2015 - 05/12/2015, T. 011 6311889, arts@standardbank.co.za, www. standardbankarts.co.za Stevenson Somnyama Ngonyama, Zanele Muholi, 19/11/2015 - 29/01/2016, Braamfontein, T 011 4031055/1908, jhb@stevenson.info, www. stevenson.info UJ Art Gallery Exhibits contemporary South African art and group exhibitions by younger generation artists, APK Campus, Auckland Park, T. 011 5592099, aedempsey@uj.ac.za, www.uj.ac.za/EN/ ArtsandCulture/Pages/home.aspx

Pretoria Association of Arts Pretoria Ceramics SA - White Christmas (with a touch of colour), Jean Beckley, Heidi Beyers, Nici Brockell, Nitsa Christopher, Jerice Doeg, Sandy Godwin, Rika Herbst, Lalage Hunter, Stephi Joubert, Gerd Kalesse, Dale Lambert, Michelle Legg, Fran Lessing, Rebecca Love (nee Dawson), Hansraj Mitha, Anne Rimbault, Margot Rudolph, Corli Schoeman, Pamela Schroeder, Caroline Schulz-Vieira, Gaby Snyman, Karen van der Riet, Christine Williams, Minette Zaaiman, 4/12/2015 - 18/12/2015. PPC Imaginarium 2015 (Pretoria Entries), Architecture Fashion Industrial Design Jewellery Sculpture, 19/01/2016 - 23/01/2016. Annual Members’ Exhibition, Members of the Association of Arts Pretoria, 29/01/2016 10/02/2016, T. 012 3463100, artspta@mweb. co.za, www.artsassociationpta.co.za/news.html Centurion Art Gallery A commercial satellite of the Pretoria Art Museum, Moreletapark, T. 012 3583477, artg@tshwane.gov.za, www.pretoriaartmuseum. co.za/centurion Chris Tugwell Art Gallery The Chris Tugwell Galleries, in existence for over fifty years, showcase work from some of South Africa’s most exciting and talented artists. This includes paintings, ceramics, glass and limited edition bronzes and sculptures by well-known South African masters, Brooklyn, Pretoria, T. 012 346 0925, info@christugwell.co.za, www. christugwell.co.za

St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery Mistress of the hunt, Acrylic on canvas, 51 x 51 cm St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery Current Exhibition: Andre Naude Solo Exhibition titled: Ornament Opened: 25 October 2015, until 13 December 2015 492 Fehrsen Street, Brooklyn Circle, 012 460 0284. www.stlorient.co.za

Durban Art Gallery INK Creative Art Center Students, Until 24/01/2016. Ben Nsusha - retrospective. Ben Nhlanhla Nsusha, until 24/01/2016T. 031 3112264 Thulani.Makhaye@ durban.gov.zawww.durban.gov.za

Pretoria Kunskamer SA old Masters & Contemporary Art, Francois Visser, Royalene Griffiths, Martha van der Westhuizen, Rosa De Bruyn, Minnie Gerber, Koos Bronkhorst, Marke Meyer, until 18/12/2015, Waterkloof Heights, www. pretoriakunskamer.co.za

Carnegie Art Gallery Cultural Diversity of Umzansi exhibition, until 31/01/2016, Newcastle, KZN, T. 034 3287622, Phumzile.Dlamini@newcastle.gov.za, www.carnegie-art.co.za

Pietermaritzburg

Hoedspruit

Tatham Art Gallery The Art of Democracy : Twenty Years of Collecting, An exhibition of selection of artworks from the permanent collection acquired and/or accessioned since 1994 is displayed in all areas of the gallery, 11/12/2015 - 10/04/2016, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801, brendan.bell@ msunduzi.gov.za, www.tatham.org.za

Imbizo Gallery ‘Imbizo’ – meaning ‘meeting; coming together’, is an upmarket gallery in the heart of the bushveld – a meeting place of varied, intriguing and thought provoking, top South African art., Vanessa Lomas, Marke Meyer, Klaus Tiedge, Izidro Duarte, Hannetjie de Clercq, Mpenja, Hoedspruit, T. 087 808 2826, www.imbizogallery.com

Nottingham Road Aladdin’s-de-Light. Ceramics and Stained glass by Louise van Niekerk, as well as paintings by Midlands Artists. Stained glass workshops by specialists Jan & Louise van Niekerk, Louise van Niekerk, Peter Feek, Hillary Grant, Curry Hermine, Spies Coleman, Ian Warden, Christiane Jamar, Arlene Welsh, Ongoing, Central Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander, T. 033 2666460, info@ aladdins.co.za, www.aladdins.co.za

Makiwa Gallery Makiwa Gallery, Umhlanga Rocks, owned by renowned artist Makiwa Mutomba. Fine South African Art for discerning art collectors of paintings & sculpture, open everyday – 9:30 am5:30pm, Makiwa Mutomba, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Coral Spencer, Elbe van Rooyen, Ian Hertslet, Kobus Nel, Marlien van Heerden, Nicole Pletts, Llewellyn Owen Davies, Shaune Rogatschnig, Tony De Freitas, Sarah Richards, Willy Reekmans, 01/12/2015 - 31/12/2015, Umhlanga Rocks, T. 031 5611194, info@makiwagalleries.com, www. makiwagalleries.com/artists-umhlanga-ga

Western Cape Cape Town ArtB Gallery Bellville The Arts Association of Bellville, through its vibrant art gallery, creates a platform for and showcases visual art and artists in the Western Cape to raise public awareness of art, Bellville, T. 021 9171197, artbellville@gmail.com, www.artb.co.za Artvark Gallery New Artworks, New artworks by Clare Menck, Cathy Layzell, Lesley-Ann Hoets and Isabella Kuijers., 01/12/2015 - 03/01/2016, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7885584, artvark@iafrica.com, www. artvark.org

Gallery Umhlanga Framing specialist, Umhlanga, T. 031 5612199, info@thegallery-umhlanga.com, www.theGallery-Umhlanga.com

KZ Natal Ballito Gallery 5 SubImbizo Gallery ‘Wayward Dreams’ – an evocative & thought provoking collection of sculpture and paintings ranging from the whimsical to the absurd. Steal a glimpse at the workings of these poetic minds. Marke Meyer Carl Roberts Elizabeth Balcom Gerhard van Eck Terri Broll Hannetjie de Clercq, 07/01/2016 - 16/02/2016, Ballito, T. 032 9461937, info@imbizogallery.co.za, www. imbizogallery.com

Durban artSPACE durban

Mpumalanga Graskop

Barnard Gallery

Le Gallerie Restoration, Maria Koch, Gustavo Vink, Anica, Jana Branca, Wendy Malan, Michael Heyns, Cornelius Bosch, Christian Nice, Munro, Gerrit Pitout, Roema Photography, Ongoing, T. 013 7671093, le_gallerie@mweb.co.za, www.legallerie. co.za

White River The Artists’ Press Hot Off The Press Exhibition., New work from Artist Proof Studio Artists, Alumni and students. At ABSA Gallery, ABSA Towers North, 161 Main Street, Johannesburg., 29/11/2015 29/01/2016, Waterfield Farm near White River., T. 013 7513225, richard@artistspress.co.za, www. artprintsa.com The Loop Art Foundry & Sculpture Gallery A collaboration and network for the avid art patron and collector as well as a full service facility for the artist, White River, T. 013 7582409, theloop@ worldonline.co.za, www.tlafoundry.co.za

Fried Contemporary Art Gallery Current exhibition: Thabo Pitso, Scrap for Cash, 03/12/15 until 13/02/16. We are a contemporary art gallery based in Brooklyn, Pretoria. We showcase a curated selection of artworks by South African artists. 1146 Justice Mahomed Street, Brooklyn. 012 346 0158. info@friedcontemporary.com www.friedcontemporary.com

Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery Collection of 16th and 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, British and French paintings, antique furniture and other objects d’art., whag@eject.co.za. Timlin’s Owls, William Timlin, 16/11/2015 31/01/2016 Civic Centre T. 053 8311724/5 www. whag.co.za

Newcastle

Umhlanga Rocks UNISA Art Gallery Third and Fourth level Visual Arts and Multimedia Student Exhibition, Group exhibition, 05/12/2015 - 20/01/2016, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria, T. 012 4415876, botham2@unisa.ac.za, www.unisa.ac.za/gallery

Northern Cape

30 November – 5 December Annual Affordable Art Show Selection

The White River Gallery Portraits and Selfies, Various Artists, 7/10/2015 - 8/12/2015, White River, C. 0836758833, art@whiterivergallery.co.za, www.whiterivergallery.co.za

7 December – 16 January 2016 th 13 Annual Affordable Art Show 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Rd), Durban tel: +27 31 312 0793 www.artspace-durban.com

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Dinner Collection 9 December 2015 - 19 January 2016 55 Main Street, Newlands, 7700, Cape Town +27 21 671 1553 gallery@barnardgallery.com www.barnardgallery.com

Carmel Art Dealers in fine art and distributors of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings, Green Point, T. 021 4213333, carmel@global.co.za, www.carmelart. co.za Casa Labia Gallery South African Print Gallery presents: Peter’s Friends, and exhibition of fine art prints, Muizenberg, T. 021 7886068, gallery@ casalabia.co.za, www.casalabia.co.za Catherine Timotei Art Catherine Timotei at the Leonardo Da Vinci, Millenial Gallery exhibition, Interactivity, October 2015, V & A Waterfront, C. 0837456073, abstractart@catherinetimotei.com, www.catherinetimotei.com/

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS Lesley Charnock Art Gallery A selection of work by Lesley Charnock and Helen van Stolk. Open 7 days a week, Helen van Stolk Lesley Charnock, Montebello, Newlands, C. 0824241033, helenvstolk@gmail.com, www.lesleycharnock.com

The Photographers Gallery ZA & ErdmannContemporary. ALDO BALDING

day + night Opening 4 February : 6.30 pm

Christopher Moller Gallery www.christophermollerart.co.za

Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery

Shooting Stars - a music photography exhibition. 1 December 2015 - 31 January 2016. Pierre Rommelaere, Vetman van der Naam, Hylton Boucher, Pierre Crocquet, Tim Hopwood and Roger Ballen. Image attached by, Vetman van der Naam, Lamb of god, City Hall, Cape Town, 2014. Colour photograph. 84 Kloof Street Gardens Cape Town 8001 T: +27 21 422 2762 / M: +27 72 356 7056 www.erdmanncontemporary.co.za

Acrylic on Canvas by Heather Auer 760 x 910 cm Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery Quayside Centre c/n Wharf & St Georges St, Simon’s Town, 7975 Western Cape Tel/Fax: +27 (0)21 7827321 Mobile: +27 (0)827792695 gallery@infinart.co.za www.infinart.co.za

Dealers in Contemporary South African Fine Art (& the Old Masters) and picture framing.

Die Kunskamer (Established in 1971). Celebrating 44 years in SA Art, Irma Stern, Alexis Preller, JH Pierneef, Paul du Toit, Norman Catherine, Esther Mahlangu, David Brown, Lorraine Edelstein, Larry Scully, Gail Catlin, Cynthia Villet, Bill Davis, Eris Silke, Trevor Coleman, Simon Stone, Malcolm Payne, Fresnaye, Sea Point, Cape Town. T. 021 4349529, info@kunskamer.co.za, www.diekunskamer.co.za

114 Kendal Rd, Eversdal, Durbanville, 7550 lindy@artpro.co.za www.artpro.co.za

Da Vinci - Spin Gallery Urban Art, Gideon Appah, until 25/01/2016, Cape Town, info@davincigallery. co.za, www.davincigallery.co.za Everard Read In-Fin-Art - Picture Framers & Art Gallery

Forthcoming Harold Voigt exhibition Kalahari Landscape Series 2015. 3 December until 17 December 2015. 3 Portswood Road, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront www.everard-read-capetown.co.za ctgallery@everard.co.za 021- 418 4527

34 Fine Art Esther Mahlangu 80 Solo Exhibition, until 02/12/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4611863, info@34fineart.com, www.34fineart.com Eatwell Art Gallery Summer Show, Lynne-Marie Eatwell, Eric Oswald Eatwell & Mags Eatwell, 12/12/2015 - 15/12/2015, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767, toonlynne@gmail.com, www.eatwellgallery.com EBONY Cape Town New Paintings, by Richard Smith Continues, until 05/01/2016, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4249985, gernot@ebonydesign.co.za, www. ebonydesign.co.za Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of antiques, furniture, bespoke pieces of objet d’arts & fineart, incl. SA Masters, Wynberg, T. 021 7627983, melissa@ eclectica.co.za, www.eclecticaartandantiques.co.za/ Eclectica Design & Art Aesthetically Vogue – our Spring/Summer Exhibition speaks to the timelessness of creativity and appeal of how innovative expressions can result in aesthetic adventures and new ideas of being., Marna Hattingh, Matthew Hindley, Norman O’ Flynn, Ronald Muchatuta, Chris Denovan, Birgit de Boer, Junaid Senechal-Senekal, Sarah Danes Jarrett, until 31/01/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 4220327, www.eclecticadesignandart.co.za Eclectica Modern Gallery An eclectic mix of leading contemporary S.A. Artists, until 30/01/2015, 9A Cavendish Street, Claremont, T. 021 6717315, margie@eclectica.co.za, www. eclecticaartandantiques.co.za/modern

Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery

Diedericks Faber Fine diedericksfaberfineart.com,

Art trevayne@

Gallery F Cape Town, T. 021 4234423, gavin@ galleryf.co.za, www.galleryf.co.za Goodman Gallery Cradle, Walter Oltmann, until 12/12/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4627567, cpt@ goodman-gallery.com, www.goodman-gallery.com A Geometry of Echoes, Gerhard Marx, 18/12/2015 - 30/01/2016. G2 Art Offering a diverse range of painting, mixed media and sculpture by South African artists, Jimmy Law, Nicole Pletts, Kelly John Gough, Vanessa Berlein and Roelie van Heerden amongst many others, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169, di@g2art.co.za, www.g2art. co.za/contact-us/

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Michaelis Galleries Grad Show 2015, Annual Michaelis School of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition, opening on the 11th December 2015 at 18h00, 11/12/2015 - 19/12/2015, Town’s historic Hiddingh Campus. This year promises to delight its viewers with variety, innovation and fresh perspectives. Exhibited in over 30 spaces, there is an exciting engagement with various media including Painting, Sculpture, Photography and New Media and Printmaking. Along with the launch of an extensive accompanying catalogue, a map is also available to ensure that is nothing missed. Please join us at the opening for refreshments, and the chance to snap up the work of upcoming artists, on the cusp of their promising careers, T. 021 4807170, nkule.mabaso@uct.ac.za, www.michaelis.uct.ac.za/galleries/

Iziko SA National Gallery Studio, Celebrating the lives and works of South African Artists, 10/12/2015 - 30/09/2016. History will Break Your Heart, Kemang Wa Lehulere 2015 winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art, until 20/01/2016, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4674660, ewhite@iziko.org.za Jan Royce Gallery In Search of the Miraculous – sculptures by Anton Smit, 03/12/2015 23/01/2016, City Bowl, T. 021 4221624, 825669625, www.janroycegallery.com Johans Borman Fine Art Currently showing a selection of works by SA Masters including JH Pierneef, Irma Stern, Erik Laubscher, Walter Battiss, Cecil Skotnes and Piet van Heerden, as well as works by contemporary artists such as Owusu-Ankomah, Hussein Salim, Marlene von Dürckheim, Anthony Lane, Georgia Lane, and Kyle Weeks, Newlands, T. 021 6836863, art@johansborman.co.za, www. johansborman.co.za Kalk Bay Modern Textile and Jewellry with selected etchings by David Koloane from Tim Foulds, 19/12/2015 - 16/01/2016, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7886571, kbmodern@iafrica.com, www. kalkbaymodern.co.za/

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Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Sculpture Studio and Fine Arts Foundry, Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Chris Bladen, Gilbert Banda, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7888736, ignoblis@iafrica.com,

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Da Vinci Contemporary gallery Urban expression, Gideon Appah, until 22/01/2016, CBD, C. 0837456073, info@davincigallery.co.za, www. davincigallery.co.za

Mogalakwena Gallery Bohlale bja Setšo A selection of ethnographic art documents depicting traditional skills Exhibition opens 7 January 2016 3 Church Street, Cape Town Between Adderley Street and St George’s Mall

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS Rose Korber Art Ongoing selection of works available through Rose Korber. Artists include William Kentridge, Willie Bester, Sam Nhlengethwa, Richard Smith, Deborah Bell, Claudette Schreuders, Lyndi Sales, JP Meyer, Robert Slingsby, Beezy Bailey, Norman Catherine, and hand-made beaded necklaces by Gordon Radowsky. Call Unati Silinga at Provenance Art, 8 Vrede Street, (0ff Hatfield Street), Gardens (Tel: 021 - 4618009; e-mail: unati@ provenanceart.co.za), 8 Vrede Street, Gardens, off Hatfield Street, T. 021 4330957, roskorb@icon.co.za, www.rosekorberart.com 99 Loop ‘99 Loop celebrates the end of its first year with a selection of work by artists who exhibited at the gallery in 2015, plus artists who will be exhibiting with the gallery in 2016. Artists include Adriaan Diedericks, Cathy Layzell, Wim Legrand, Andrew Sutherland & Alice Toich. 99 Loop Street, cnr Church 021 422 4766 / gallery@99loop.co.za / www.99loop.co.za Provenance Auction House Fourth Birthday Sale and Exhibition, Marion Arnold, William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa, Norman Catherine, Beezy Bailey, Pippa Skotnes, Peter Clarke, 03/12/2015 - 6/12/2015, T. 021 4618009, unati@provenanceart.co.za, www. provenanceart.co.za/

The Cape Gallery An exhibition of work by David Kuijers and Tania Babb, David Kuijers, Tania Babb, 07/12/2015 - 09/01/2016. Super Real, Paul Birchall, Helen Blackbeard, Jill Colley, Jeremy Day, Mike Forrester, Basil Friedlander, Diane JohnsonAckerman, Angela Key, Peter Meikle, Sheila Nowers, Elizabeth Poulsom, Shelagh Price, Adele Sanders, Steve Shooter, Tanya Swiegers Loots, Gerbrand van Heerden, 10/01/2016 - 30/01/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 4235309, web@capegallery.co.za, www. capegallery.co.za The Framing Place Conservation framing, framing of art, Block mounting and Block frames., Observatory, T. 021 4473988, info@framingplace.co.za

Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Art Exchange: Austria – Mittgebracht Group Exhibition, Thomas Baumann, Franz Bergmüller, Reinhold Bidner, Berthold Bock, Daniel Domig, Helga Gasser, Elisabeth Grübl, Julie Hayward, Anja Hitzenberger, Christa Kempf, Daniel Leidenfrost, Barbara Musil, Hans Pollhammer, Konrad Rainer, Bernhard Resch, Mischa Reska, Patrick Schaudy, Herman Seidl, Wolfgang Seierl, Annelies Senfter, Karla Spiluttini, until 10/12/2015. Summer Sale, Various - Open to Rust-en-Vrede Members, 19/01/2016 - 27/01/2016, Rust-en-Vrede Clay Museum Functional Forms, Various Ceramic Artists including Garth Meyer, Christo Giles, John Wilhelm, Catherine Brennon, Kate van Putten, Simphiwe Mbunyuza, Clementina van der Walt, Hennie Meyer, Martin Swart, Alessandro Pappada and Louisa Belter, ends 27/01/2016, Durbanville, T. 021 9764691, rustenvrede@ telkomsa.net, www.rust-en-vrede.com/

UCT Irma Stern Museum Capetonian at Heart. The renowned South African landscape artist, is best known for her paintings of the Namibian wilderness areas, but she was born nearly 90 years ago in Cape Town. This holiday sea son the UCT’s Irma Stern Museum celebrates the artist’s lifelong passion for the city, 12/12/2015 - 23/01/2016, Rosebank, T. 021 6855686, mary.vanblommestein@uct.ac.za, www.irmasternmuseum.org.za South African Jewish Museum Monday to Thursday 10am - 5:00pm, Fridays 10:00am 2:00pm, Saturday: Closed, Sunday:10am - 5:00pm, Gardens, T. 021 4651546, gavin@sajewishmuseum. co.za, www.sajewishmuseum.org.za/

Franschhoek

S Art Gallery Summer Group Show, Thonton Kabey, Bastiaan von Stenis, Vincent Osemwegie, Dario Majate, Jemmiro, Janko De Beer, Nasser N.Zadeh, Arlene-Amaler Raviv, Juanita Osthuizen, Jewel Closenberg, Sandy Curry, Thalia Goldsmith and more, 07/12/2015 - 31/01/2016, Hout Bay, C. 076 712 5240, olafbessenbacher@gmail.com, www. facebook.com/gallery.s.art

Red! The Gallery & Cafe Steenberg Village Shopping Centre, Reddam Avenue, Tokai Email: red@redthegallery.co.za Website: www.redthegallery.co.za Phone: 021 7010886

“STELLAR” 5 December 2015 – 23 January 2016 End of year salon-style group exhibition in aid of The Bookery. Participating artists include: Alice Toich, Andrzej Urbanski, Bruce Mackay, Dani Loureiro, Emily Jane Long, Frans Smit, Gabrielle Raaff, Heidi Fourie, Jean de Wet, Jenny Parsons, Joh Del, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Lilford, Kirsten Sims, Maaike Bakker, Marna Hattingh, Nicole Dalton, Nina Torr, Paul Senyol, Pierre le Riche, Stephane Conradie, and many more. Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection,91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 021-424-6930 info@salon91.co.za, www.salon91.co.za Sanlam Art Gallery A selection from the Sanlam Art Collection, 10/12/2015 - 04/01/2016 and 04/01/2016-01/03/2016, Bellville, T. 021 9473359, Stefan.Hundt@sanlam.co.za, www.sanlam.co.za

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Atelier at 1 unie Private on going viewing of Contemporary fine art and sculpture by Johannes du Plessis at his studio, by appointment, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764382, C. 0825796403, johannes.dup@ telkomsa.net, www.johannesduplessis.co.za Art in the Yard Material(i)sation – a Group Exhibition launching our new gallery premises on the main road. Curated by Aidon Westcott, Frans Smit, Joshua Miles, Judy Bumstead, Greta McMohan, Dave Robinson, Niel Jonker, Vanessa Berlein, Chris Denovan, Mark Hilltout, Chris Diedericks, Annelie Venter, Miranda Combrink, Annelie van der Vyver, Cedric Vandenlinden, Kelly John Gough, Jan Schutte, Judy Woodbourne, Michele Davidson, Madelein Marincowitz and many more, 16/01/2016 - 08/02/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280, lizelle@artintheyard.co.za, www. artintheyard.co.za

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Wall Art Gallery Domicile: An exhibition of works featuring celebrated South African artists’ musings of place and space, John Koenakeefe Mohl Peter Clarke Welcome Koboka Piet van Heerden Christo Coetzee, Opening: 5/12/2015, V&A Waterfront, T. 021 4181953, info@wallsaart.co.za, www.wallsaart.co.za

“View from the Street” New collection of Woodblock Prints by JOSHUA MILES Exhibition opens Saturday 28 November 2015 and the show will run till 15 January 2016.

South African Society of Artists SASA was founded to cater specifically to the practicing artist. We hold four exhibitions annually, Cape Town Central, T. 021 6718941, gchambers@mweb.co.za, www.sasa-artists.co.za StateoftheART Gallery Permanent gallery in the heart of Cape Town offering a diverse selection of works by emerging South African artists, Chris Denovan, Claude Chandler, Lisette Forsyth, Janet Botes, Pascale Chandler & Jodi Hugo, amongst others, T. 021 8014710, www.stateoftheart-gallery. com Stevenson Dealing in contemporary art from South Africa as well as Africa, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500, cpt@stevenson.info, www.stevenson. info/ Smith Gallery Sketch, A group show, 14/01/2016, 56 Church Street, candace@smithstudio.co.za The AVA Gallery Showcasing contemporary South African art in all media, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436, info@ava.co.za, www.ava.co.za

EBONY /Curated Recent acquisitions by William Kentridge, Barbara Bury, Donald Madge, Ester Mahlangu, Hugo Naudier, Ashleigh Olsen alongside SA design and sculptures, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, gernot@ebonydesign.co.za, www.ebonydesign.co.za IS Art Group Exhibition, Is Art Gallery will be hosting a group exhibition to celebrate the festive season with some of its favourite artists., 12/12/2015 - mid January 2016, 11 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762071, gallery@isart.co.za

The La Motte Museum Offers a cultural-historical experience featuring the estate’s history and architecture. Current exhibitions: Heritage collection of South African old master, JH Pierneef and Thoughtful Journey – a celebration of female artists. Experiences: Historic Walk – Wednesdays & Sculpture Walk – Thursdays (10:00-11:00 bookings essential) T 021 876 8850, E museum@la-motte.co.za, www.la-motte.com

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CAPE TOWN

A Study in Watercolours An inspired gift for lovers of Cape Town, its buildings and history, or anyone with an interest in painting. This Artist’s portfolio of 25 watercolour prints of architectural Cape Town is a feast of colour, character and perspective. The late Ronald Cohen, architect and artist, spent a lifetime capturing his surroundings on paper. 25 of Cape Town’s iconic scenes Each print is on A3-sized, high-quality thick art paper. Booklet included, in which each work is discussed, giving some history about the site, its architects, influences and inhabitants.

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS Makiwa Gallery For the discerning Art Collectors of fine South African paintings and sculptures. Owned by renowned Artist, Makiwa Mutomba, also showcasing other respected South African Artists. Open Monday to Sunday. Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Ian Hertslet, Kobus Nel, Makiwa Mutomba, Marlien Van Heerden, Roelof Rossouw, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rotagschnig, Tony De Freitas, Willy Reekmans, 1/12/2015 - 30/12/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762600, infofk@makiwagalleries.com, www. makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek The Gallery at Grande Provence A debris of divas: Marie Antoinette and the recycling of a revolution, Alex Hamilton, 5/12/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 8768630, gallery@grandeprovence.co.za, www. grandeprovence.co.za/franschhoek-news-andevents/gallery-news.html The Shop at Grande Provence Collection of works, Fine tribal African Art and Jewellery by Ilse Malan, Ongoing, Grande Provence Estate, T. 021 8768630, gallery@grandeprovence.co.za, www. grandeprovence.co.za/gallery-and-art-franschhoek/ The-Shop.html

George Crouse Art Gallery Remembering, Gregoire Boonzaaier, Tinus de Jongh, Gabriel de Jongh, Otto Klarr, Errol Boyley, Adriaan Boshoff, Zeelie, Amos Langdown, Bettie Cilliers Barnard, Carlo Sdoya, Frans Claerhout, Hennie Griesel, Hugo Naude, Irman Henkel, Jean Weltz, Kentridge, Johan Oldert, Titta Fasciotti, WH Coetzer, 01/12/2015 - 30/12/2015, George Eden Meander Shop 31, T. 044 8870361, suzette.crouse@telkomsa.net, www.artdealers.co.za Wonki Ware Di Marshall pottery. South African Dinnerware and Table Accessories., George, T. 044 8841883, info@wonkiware.co.za, www.wonkiware. co.za

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ArtKaroo Aangesig, Francois Tiran, Ina Marx, Judy Bumstead, Janet Dixon, Marinda Combrink, Chris Slabber, 03/12/2015, T. 044 2791093, janet@ artkaroo.co.za, www.artkaroo.co.za

Oude Libertas Gallery The art gallery hosts the Afrigami Project with a permanent Art Installation called Reflections. Stellenbosch - c/o Adam Tas and Libertas roads, T. 021 8098412, oudelibertasgallery@ gmail.com, www.oudelibertas.co.za

Paarl Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. Paarl, T. 021 8725030, zetler@icon.co.za, www.houtstreetgallery. co.za Rossouw Modern Artists featured during December & January include Bastiaan van Stenis, Hugo Maritz, Jono Dry, Stuart Dods, Christiaan Diedericks, Adriaan S de Lange, Nicole Pletts and Cobus van der Walt. 3 Harbour Road, Hermanus +27 (0)28 313 2222 / +27 (0)83 2288 651 (Jozua) http://www.rossouwmodern.com Walker Bay Art Gallery Walker Bay Art Gallery is one of the leading specialist in South African Art and features a new Contemporary Gallery. Wide variety of paintings, sculptures, glass and ceramics. Hermanus, T. 028 3122928, amorie@walkerbayartgallery.co.za, www.walkerbayartgallery.co.za

Plettenberg Bay Old Nick Village A sensory shopping experience presenting fine art and the creative work of many of the best artists, crafters and creative manufacturers of Southern Africa, curated in a number of independent galleries and shops and housed in a 19th century Cape farm complex, Plettenberg Bay, T. 044 5331395, info@oldnickvillage.co.za, www. oldnickvillage.co.za/about/

Prince Albert Prince Albert Gallery established in 2003, the gallery always has an eclectic mix of art on display., Prince Albert, T. 023 5411057, karoogallery@ intekom.co.za, www.princealbertgallery.co.za/

Palette Fine Art Gallery Palette Art Gallery specializes in bronzes and paintings from local artists, Lydia da Silva, Tony da Silva, Mariette van Velden, Claudia Meyer, Tay Dall, Carol Norvall, Ruth Brunskill, Winnie Eaton, Vicky Sanders, Leon Muller, James Cook, Wendu du Plessis, Carla Mulder, Carol Bradley Jana Neethling, Winnie Eaton, Ongoing, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8550908. Rupert Museum The gallery showcases the best of South African artists such as, Maggie Laubser, Irma Stern, Alexis Preller, Walter Battiss, Elza Dziomba, Jean Welz, JH Pierneef, Lippy Lipshitz, Moses Kotler, Anton van Wouw and Coert Steynberg, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8883344, deh@remgro.com, www. rupertmuseum.org/?m=2 Slee Gallery FOUND.collection – a showcase of timeless and bespoke feminine clothing. By local designers and stylists Lisa Carinus and Gitte Muller, 04/12/2015 9:00 - 05/12/2015 14:00, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8873385, gallery@slee.co.za, www.slee.co.za/gallery

Knysna Knysna Fine Art 5th Degree Removed, Karin Dando, 01/12/15 - 31/12/15. Make Up, Karin Lijnes, 01/12/15 - 31/12/15. Summer Group Exhibition, 01/12/15/ - 31/12/15, Thesen House, T. 044 3825107, gallery@finearts.co.za, www. finearts.co.za A Different Drummer Jewellery, Ilse Malan, 01/12/15 - 31/12/15, T. 044 3825107, gallery@ finearts.co.za, www.finearts.co.za

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Langebaan Prince Albert SA Print Gallery James Delaney “Warhol Baobab” Selection of Baobab Lithographs available from the Prince Albert Gallery www.printgallery.co.za kevin@printgallery.co.za Cell 0837492719

Riebeek Kasteel Art@39Long www.39long.gallery Art & Craft Group Exhibition with Helen Pfeil: Lighthouses and Seascapes Susqya Williams and Susan Grundlingh: Karoo Influence Hennie Meyer, Clementina, Projekt, Elize du Toit, Anika Grobler Beautiful Mosaic Exhibition.

Hermanus Abalone Gallery Complicit Geographies – preveiw selection of works by Jeanette Unite at Dortmund Museum at Ostwall in March/April 2016. Commemorating William Smith’s geological soil map, Jeannette Unite, 12/12/15 - 28/01/2016, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935, art@abalonegallery.co.za, www. abalonegallery.co.za

Bay Gallery Summer Exhibition - Art in the Heart of Langebaan in Marra Square, Bree Str. Sandy Esau, Joan Schrauwen, Marie Prinsloo, Anna Meredith, Michele Batchelder, Sandy Diogo, Gerda Claassen, Aletia, Jannie Jordaan, Annetté Dannhauser, Ronel Muller and Antonia Velissariou to name a few! Langebaan baygallery@xsinet.co.za www. baygallery.co.za 0733048744 the ART SQUARE studio/gallery The ART SQUARE offers a creative and social platform where the artist and public can meet. Solo exhibitions every last Thursday of the month. West Coast hospitality – everyone welcome, Langebaan, arts2gether@gmail. com, www.facebook.com/ThePumpkinHouse

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Stellenbosch Art Gallery Summer Gala Excihition 2015, Gregiore Boonzaier, Hugo Naude,Walter Batiss, Gerald Sekoto, David Botha, Solly Smook, Wilko Roon, Aviva Maree, Conrad Theys, Kaffie Pretoruis, Richard Scott, Makiwa and other great South African artists, 19/11/2015 - 31/01/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8283489, mjg@kingsley.co.za, www. stellenboschartgallery.co.za US Museum The Chair – a site-specific intervention at the Stellenbosch University Museum using museology-as-medium, the museum’s cultural history and anthropology collections are reconsidered through collaborative performance; video and photographic work. Curated by Greer Valley, Department of Visual Arts, Stellenbosch University, 19/11/2015 - 20/02/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8083695, uw2@sun.ac.za

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f I mention the word ‘sculpture’, you probably think of something solid and heavy, the sort of monument you could find in an old park. Alexander Calder changed this forever. His sculpture is light and ethereal, it floats and changes. The shadows you see will never quite the same as those that I have seen. It invites you to look up, walk around, to contemplate its movement. How he came to be the master of this magical fantasy is shown in the Tate Modern’s new show, Alexander Calder – Performing Sculpture (until 3 April 2016). It starts with a Paris circus scene and the first room is filled with wire portraits that often only make sense in the shadows on the walls. The American artist turned to mobiles after a 1930 visit to Mondrian’s studio, where he wanted to see the abstract forms move. His initial experiments were first mechanised shapes and then beautiful, vibrant free-floating forms against large, coloured panels - which don’t look their age, at all. His early circus figures are less impressive

than his interactive and often contemplative later works that float in deceptively simple patterns around themselves. Frank Auerbach was born in Berlin, but is currently wearing the mantle ‘greatest living British artist’ and at the Tate Britain (until 13 March 2016) he has been allowed to select major works to chart his own career. His early paintings have a heavy, thick layer of paint, and despite the wonderfully tactile quality they have, it is often difficult to see the image within them. This is especially true for his portraits, which would likely be easier if seen as landscapes. The artist has worked in Camden for over 50 years, and his cityscapes have a freshness and accessibility that is not present in any of the rest of the work here. Most people would recognise the Swiss artist Giacometti from his knobbly elongated figurines, so it comes as something of a double surprise to find in Giacometti: Pure Presence, at the National Portrait Gallery (until 10 January 2016) that his

Header: Installation shot of Pieter Hugo’s photographs at The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition.

Alberto Giacometti, Caroline, 1961; Fondation Beyeler, Riehen / Basel, Beyeler Collection. © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti,

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Paris and ADAGP, Paris) 2015

early portraits look very traditional, and that he is so well established as a painter. He painted repeated portraits of the same sitters. These feel more like drawings, with layers of lines crisscrossing the face, and surrounds only vaguely suggested or covered in cross-hatching. No one looking at his early work could have foreseen the path his practice would take. The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, also at the National Portrait Gallery (until 21 February 2016), presents some surprisingly banal images, especially the winning portrait of a group of girls just out of university, with no mood or narrative linking them. There are other more evocative portraits, for example, one of a dying mother and her daughter, which has enormous pathos in their joined hands, or another of a baby being bathed in a basin by his travelling mother. The work of South African photographer Pieter Hugo is featured, with contrasting images of children from both South Africa and Rwanda.

Frank Auerbach, E.O.W., Half-length Nude, 1958, Oil on board, Private collection © Frank Auerbach

Above: Alexander Calder’s early experimentation with mobiles began with a moving piece against a static backdrop. Photo: Nushin Elahi

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FRANCE Anselm Kiefer | Centre Pompidou, Paris 16 December 2015 - 18 April 2016 This retrospective of Kiefer’s work provides a journey through the prolific career of the celebrated German artist from the late Sixties to the present day. Approximately 60 paintings from major collections throughout the world, together with installations and books are brought together in an exhibition designed as a series of dramatic moments in the artist’s career.

GERMANY The Botticelli Renaissance | Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin 24 September 2015 – 24 January 2016 Berlin celebrates one of the most iconic and illustrious artists belonging to the Italian Renaissance, Sandro Botticelli, with an exhibition showing a selection of more than 50 original masterpieces from the Italian artist alongside a series of adaptations and interpretations made by many different artists who have tried to catch Botticelli’s art essence through a wide range of media.

MEXICO Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today | Museo Jumex, Mexico City 19 November 2015 – 7 February 2016 The exhibition Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today held at the the Museo Jumex in Mexico City reconsiders the state of contemporary art in Latin America, focusing on the responses of artists to all those realities that have been influenced by not only colonialism, but also repressive governments, crises and social inequality.

THE NETHERLANDS When I give, I give myself | Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam 19 May 2015 - 17 January 2016 Vincent van Gogh wrote many letters in which he movingly described his ambitions and doubts, as well as what inspired and amazed him. The ideas about art and life which Van Gogh expressed in his letters are inextricably linked to his work. 23 international artists each received a specially selected Van Gogh letter. They responded in a piece of art, a letter or a poem..

RUSSIA Valentin Serov - An Exhibition to Mark the 150th Anniversary of His Birth | Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow 7 October 2015 – 17 January 2016 Valentin Serov (1865-1911) combined elements of the Russian school of realism with the legacy of classical and innovative contemporary Western European painting. He became one of the founders of Art Nouveau in Russia at the turn of the century. The exhibition consists of works of eighteen Russian and five foreign museums and private collections.

USA Picasso Sculpture | MoMA, New York 14 September 2015 – 7 February 2016 This is a survey of Pablo Picasso’s sculptures, the majority kept in his private possession during his lifetime. It was only in 1966, through his large Paris retrospective that the public became fully aware of this side of his work. The exhibition features more than 100 sculptures, complemented by selected works on paper and photographs. SOURCES: France: https://www.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/ressource.action?param.id=FR_R267f62e8387417b70b7a0fcd98aef94&param.idSource=FR_E-267f62e8387417b70 b7a0fcd98aef94&param.seance=seance| Germany & Mexico: http://www.swide.com/ art-culture/15-best-art-exhibitions-to-see-this-fall-2015/2015/ /08 | The Netherlands: http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/exhibitions/when-i-give| Russia: http://www. russianartandculture.com/exh-valentin-serov-an-exhibition-to-mark-the-150th-anniversaryof-his-birth-at-tretyakov-gallery-7-october-2015-17-january-2016/ | USA: http://www.moma. org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1559

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Alexis Preller, The Creation of Adam I SOLD R8 526 000 THE HIGHEST AUCTION PRICE ACHIEVED FOR THE ARTIST IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Gold Miner Shines in Bronze STRAUSS & CO | JOHANNESBURG A rare bronze sculpture of a miner by Anton van Wouw more than doubled its previous record set in 2013, selling for R4.8 million at Strauss and Co’s summer sale held at The Wanderers in Johannesburg on Monday, 9 November 2015. A striking number of the top lots at the auction house’s evening session achieved record prices, including important works by Anton van Wouw, Alexis Preller, Norman Catherine and Cecily Sash. After much pre-sale interest in two Italian castings of works by Anton van Wouw, Miner with Hand Drill more than doubled its previous record of R2 005 200 set by Strauss & Co in 2013, rising sharply beyond its top estimate of R3 million to a new world record of R4.8 million. A second van Wouw, The Dagga Smoker, quickly reached its upper estimate of R400 000, escalating to R795 000. It’s particularly interesting provenance captured the imaginations of bidders: it was donated by the artist to the Dutch Relief Fund during the Second World War. The cover lot, The Creation of Adam I, South African auction record price for Alexis Preller at over R8.5-million. The second of the Prellers, Apollo Kouros II, which is famous for having appeared on the cover of the artist’s major retrospective in 1972, sold quickly at R5.4 million. Target Composition 1, a powerful work by Cecily Sash, a founder member of the Amadlozi Group, set the room buzzing with seven phone bidders joining the competitive bidding. This new record for the artist at over R510 000, five times the presale estimate, doubled the previous record for a work by Sash set by Strauss and Co in 2012. Pierneef proved popular with nine paintings achieving strong results. Among the top ten lots, British landscape painter Ivon Hitchens’ Landscape with a Caravan and Apple Trees drew local and international bidders, achieving R1.25 million, and Irma Stern’s empathetic portrait of a Malay woman, Meinkie, R3.18 million. The sale totalled R52 240 094 and achieved a sale rate of over 80% by value and lot combined. A spokesman for the company commented after the sale, “Once again, the fiercely competitive bidding from a packed saleroom and busy telephone bank, indicates the strength of the South African art market and the healthy appetite for top quality works.”

Anton van Wouw’s Miner with Hand Drill sold for R 4 774 560 – a new record for the artist

Top 10 Lots: Important South African and International Art | Johannesburg, 9 November 2015 Sale Total: R52 262 830 over 80% sold by lot and value combined 4 New Records Achieved for Alexis Preller, Anton van Wouw, Cecily Sash and Norman Catherine Lot 220 223 210 230 282 201 247 217 211 206

Alexis Preller, The Creation of Adam I Alexis Preller, Apollo Kouros II Anton van Wouw, Miner with Hand Drill Irma Stern, Meinkie William Kentridge, Fish and Chips Ivon Hitchens British 1893-1979, Landscape with a Caravan and Apple Trees Cecil Skotnes, Five Figures Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, Houtbos, Transvaal Anton van Wouw, The Dagga Smoker Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, A Cape Farm Near Stellenbosch

Sold R8 526 000 RECORD R5 456 640 R4 774 560 RECORD R3 183 040 R1 364 160 R1 250 480 R909 440 R852 600 R795 760 R704 816

Prices quotes are inclusive of buyer’s premium

Norman Catherine’s Hotel sold for R 545 664 – a new auction record for the artist

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GRAHAM’S FINE ART GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS

JUSTUS JAGER

Invitation to consign for our next auction | 13 February 2016 Art, antiques, objects, furniture and jewellery

21 January - 5 March 2016 68 on Hobart, Block A Corner William Nicol Drive and Dover Road (entrance off Hobart Road), Bryanston

Marianne Podlaschuc, Oil on board

SOLD R80 000

Graham: +27 83 605 5000 Gallery: +27 11 463 7869 Email: graham@grahamsgallery.co.za 083 675 8468 • rka@global.co.za

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Alice Elahi – A Capetonian at Heart Landscape artist Alice Elahi has been painting for over 45 years and is best known for her evocative scenes of Namibian wilderness areas. The artist, who turns ninety next year, hails from the Mother City. This holiday season, the UCT Irma Stern Museum in Rosebank, Cape Town, celebrates the artist’s lifelong passion for the city and the sea. An extensive exhibition of Elahi’s work takes the viewer on a journey from her early paintings of storms at Cape Town’s harbour, to seals playing in the foam at Cape Cross, way up Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. Elahi was painting in the docks long before they became the fashionable V&A Waterfront, painting night reflections whilst being buffeted by South Easter gales and the ladies of the night! In her private collection since the 1970s, historic scenes of Hout Bay’s favourite fishing spots and Simon’s Town’s naval dockyard complement Cape Town harbour scenes. Although most of the artist’s exhibitions have taken place in Pretoria, where she currently lives, Elahi regularly returns to her place of birth, for inspiration. Earlier this year, she was honoured with a three-month-long retrospective at the Pretoria Art Museum and a publication of her artworks. “Alice Elahi – a Capetonian at Heart” runs from 12 December to 23 January 2016 at the UCT Irma Stern Museum, Rosebank, Cape Town. For enquiries contact irmastern@uct.co.za or info@aliceelahi.co.za

Alice Elahi, Hout Bay Harbour at Sunset (undated), watercolour

2015 was the Year of Pinker, Tretchikoff and Kentridge STEPHAN WELZ & CO. | CAPE TOWN Stanley Pinker’s Fete Champetre, which went under the hammer for just under R2 million, Vladimir Tretchikoff’s Ndebele Chief and William Kentridge’s Drawing for Hot[e]l, were some of the significant works sold in 2015 by auction house Stephan Welz & Co.

William Kentridge’s Study for Arc Procession 2 (estimated value to be confirmed)

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Selling for R1 951 940 in Cape Town, Pinker’s Fete Champetre, had been valued at R800 000 – R1 000 000. The painting was a nod to the famous Pastoral Concert/Fête Champêtre attributed to Renaissance painter Giorgione. “Pinker’s oil paintings usually sell between R200 000 and R400 000 at auction, but this particular painting is truly one of a kind,” said Gary Shean, Head of the Paintings Department at Stephan Welz & Co. in Cape Town. Other big sales included Tretchikoff’s Ndebele Chief, which sold in Johannesburg for R904 000 (valued at R600 000 – R900 000). “The sale reflects the growing value of Tretchikoff’s work and the fact that his paintings are part of major collections around the globe,” said Imre Lamprecht, Head of the Art Department at Stephan Welz & Co. in Johannesburg. Another significant Johannesburg sale was William Kentridge’s Drawing for Hot[e]l, a work from one of his lesser known films created with the help of Robert Hodgins and Deborah Bell, which was snapped up for R734 000. Important Unseen Kentridge a Highlight for First Cape Town Auction, 2016 Kicking off the new year, a never before publicly seen original by Kentridge will be auctioned at Stephan Welz & Co. in Cape Town on 1st and 2nd March 2016. Study for Arc Procession 2, 1989 was gifted from the artist to the seller. This work will for the first time be offered on the open market and would be a wonderful addition to any major South African art collection. Depicting a Miner with visor, the work forms part of the Arc Procession series, and one of a very few original works to be offered from the Arc Procession. There will also be a large collection of books by and about Kentridge, many of which are signed. The books range in estimated value from R1 500 - R5 000. Visit the Stephan Welz & Co. website www.stephanwelzandco.co.za for information on upcoming auctions. SA BUSINESS ART | DECEMBER 2015 / JANUARY 2016


INTERVIEW BUSINESS ART

SA’s Art History as You’ve Never Read it Before Graham Britz of Raisonne Publishing and Graham’s Fine Art Gallery

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n 2016, Raisonné Publishing will contribute to South Africa’s art history in a significant way. Not only will the publishing house’s new book series provide the most comprehensive, accurate and exclusive information on select South African masters that has been written, but it will boldly present our art history in a renewed context for greater present-day relevance. Since Esmé Berman compiled her in-depth study, Art and Artists of South Africa, in 1970, the credibility of her research has remained unmatched in the country’s art history. Her subsequent books remain essential to discussions surrounding South African art during the 20th century. Now the historian draws on her extensive archive and personal experience in relation to SA Masters: Irma Stern, Walter Battiss, JH Pierneef, Gerard Sekoto, Maggie Laubser and Alexis Preller. The series takes the form of a compendium box set for each of the above-mentioned artists, plus a biography on Esmé Berman’s life interacting with and writing about these artists. Each box set will include three books, the first covering Berman’s incomparable perspective on the relevant artist; the second will be a book of essays by respected South African historians about the artists’ presentday relevance; The third book will be an extensive catalogue of each artist’s work covering his/her entire oeuvre – photographed in detail unequalled in previous publications. We spoke to one of Raisonné Publishing’s founding co-directors, Graham Britz, asking him to elaborate on this exciting venture. Britz is the owner of both Graham’s Fine Art Gallery and CUBE Design Gallery. Before forming Raisonné Publishing with co-director David Minnaar in 2012, he was instrumental in

publishing several important catalogues on modern South African art. AT: Hi Graham, thank you for taking the time to talk to us. The new series of books from Raisonné looks at the present, but more specifically re-interprets the past for the present. Why do you think it is important to keep art history in mind when moving towards the future? GB: I believe that, as with most aspects of life, it is important to understand our past. South Africa’s early 20th century artists are without doubt a foundation for today’s contemporary art scene. The unique and complex history of the South African cultural and political landscape is an important departure point for artists, collectors, art enthusiasts and students. AT: How did the idea for this series come about? GB: South African art books have been published but nothing that compares to international standards – as far as in-depth academic and biographical writing goes. With the dramatic rise of art prices of these South African artists at local and international auctions I wanted to reposition them, creating renewed attention on the significance of these artists as important modernists. It is important that their lives and works of art are accessibe to universities, auction houses, private, corporate and public libraries, schools and the general public. We hope to appeal not only to local institutions but also internationally. AT: Why has the focus been limited to Irma Stern, Walter Battiss, JH Pierneef, Gerard Sekoto, Maggie Laubser and Alexis Preller? GB: Irma Stern, Walter Battiss, JH Pierneef, Gerard Sekoto, Maggie Laubser and Alexis Preller are a starting point for Raisonné Publishing. We are not limited to these artists and are planning to publish monographs on artists who have nothing, or little

published on them, such as Lucas Sithole, Sydney Kumalo, George Pemba and Ephraim Ngatane. AT: Esmé Berman could be said to be the most important authority on early 20th century SA art to date. Why do you think it has taken so long for a biographic review to be written? GB: I asked the same question and so I am doing something about it. When Esmé returned to SA from LA in 2002, I spoke to her about this idea. Raisonné Publishing’s inaugural 2016 publication is a biographical volume on Esmé Berman, focusing on her lifetime commitment to the study and promotion of South African art. The publication is illustrated with personal photographs and documents. AT: In relation to the essays written by other respected historians, what fresh approach will they offer to pre-recorded history? GB:This is an extensive and thorough research project. Our academic writers and historians look back with hindsight, for a contemporary angle in a democratic South Africa. AT: How are the most significant artworks sourced and recorded for each artist’s extensive catalogue? GB: It is an ongoing process and in a greater effort to document as many of the known works by these artists that are in both public and private collections, the books will be published in conjunction with an ongoing Catalogue Raisonné website project. Collectors will be able to submit their works online for documentation and verification by a panel of experts. Please contact Raisonné for more information or to place an order for the Sponsor’s Edition, Collector’s Edition or Limited Edition. +27 (0)11 463 7869 | www.raisonne.co.za 9


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Irma Stern, Portrait of a Young Girl (detail), 1939, oil on canvas. Sanlam Art Collection

South African Art from a Corporate Perspective The new Sanlam Art Lounge opens its doors in Sandton on 2 December 2015. A sister gallery to the established Sanlam Art Gallery in Bellville, Cape Town, this new space will afford Joburg audiences the opportunity to see the vast Sanlam Art Collection. Originally established in 1965, The Sanlam Art Collection represents a broad overview of South Africa’s most significant artworks. The collection continues to grow and develop under the care of Stefan Hundt, the collection’s curator for the past eighteen years. Hundt is currently also the head of Sanlam Private Wealth Art Advisory Service. A man highly attuned to both art appreciation and investment value, who better to speak to about corporate art investment? AT: Mr Hundt, thank you for speaking with us. First of all, tell us a bit more about the Sanlam Art Lounge and how it will function within Johannesburg’s already-thriving art industry. SH: The Sanlam Art Lounge is located on the 6th floor of Sanlam’s regional head office at 11 Alice Lane, Sandton. The space is not a self-contained gallery as such. Rather it is a large “lounge” surrounded by conference rooms and executive offices. Moveable panels allow one to change the space to suite the exhibition. The first show we are installing and officially opening to the public will be the Top 40 works from the Sanlam Portrait Award 2015. After this we will be showcasing selections from the Sanlam Art Collection and on occasion also presenting exhibitions in collaboration with other institutions. The Art Lounge will provide an informal, intimate experience for the visitor as opposed to the intimidating spaces that contemporary galleries can be. In terms of its location, the Sanlam Art Lounge will be the only corporate art gallery open to the public in the Sandton city area and perhaps the only proper ‘gallery’ space where one can view top quality works. Unlike many corporate collections which require an appointment to view them, the Sanlam Art Lounge

Stefan Hundt – Curator of the Sanlam Art Collection. Photo: Michaela Irving

will be open to the public daily from 12:00 to 16:30 and on Saturdays from 10:00 – 13:00. Traffic can be a series problem in Sandton. Instead of sitting in the car waiting, it may be more sensible to visit the Sanlam Art Lounge until it clears. I envisage that the Lounge will become a place where Sanlam staff and the public will be able to view some beautiful, sometimes controversial and perplexing artworks. AT: As an insurance, investment and financial planning company, Sanlam is obviously concerned with the monetary investment that art represents. For what other reasons do corporations like Sanlam invest in art? SH: My concern at the moment is that the idea of ‘art as an investment’ is so easily spoken of. No doubt there have been some very successful collectors who have made money on their collections but what has been the real rate of return on these investments when compared to investing in financial instruments over the same time? It becomes a ridiculous

comparison in the end. Most successful collectors here and globally don’t consider the collection a form of ‘financial’ investment. Sanlam first started its collection as a serious attempt to educate its staff and to show support to the South African art world whilst being able to display top quality South African art in its office spaces. In my experience many people that I meet outside of the art world remark first on Sanlam having an art collection before starting to speak about the company as a life insurer or asset manager. No doubt the art collection is a successful brand carrier for the company and affords it some prestige. That it is now worth considerably more than twenty years ago was probably never anticipated. For many corporations the art collection usually begins with decorative items proposed by an interior decorator who, if insightful, may buy works that will eventually form the core of a collection - a centre of pride for the company. Rarely have corporations collected art purely for the sake of investment purposes. However, some companies have survived because they had an art collection which, on disposal, pulled them out of insolvency. AT: As the saying goes: “With great power, comes great responsibility”; what role do you think corporate sponsors should play in the art world? SH: The South African art world is small and the role of the corporation as art collector may be significant at times. In the 1980s, corporations bought art by some of SA’s best contemporary artists. This, to a large extent, sustained these artists. By buying art, the corporation is to some extent, setting an example of good citizenship. With this comes some responsibility to administer the art collected, in a professional manner with due consideration for the impact sales could have at a particular time. Although a corporate collection may principally be a ‘private’ collection, its formation comes about in most instances as an act of responsible citizenship 7


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acknowledging its roles within a broader society of stakeholders; hence these assets are to some extent, morally in the public domain. AT: Corporate art collections were very popular in the 1980s. Do you think they are growing at the same pace now as they did then? If not, why do you think this is? SH: The growth boom of corporate collections in SA actually took place in the 1990s, when new companies such as MTN, Vodacom and the then GENCOR (now BHP Billiton) came into the market and needed something to identify them with the ‘New’ South Africa. Although South Africa had re-entered the international world as a successful transitional democracy, there was still considerable division. Building a collection of South African art was a relatively cheap way to advertise a company’s commitment to the country and to the diversity of cultures within it. Much of the contemporary work still retained a certain political edginess that helped any corporation look liberally-minded. Now, instead of growth we have seen corporations scaling down on art collecting and in some instances, even disposing of collections. Other collections no longer acquire works at all or very occasionally make a purchase. Interestingly, where the private sector is curtailing such activities there are instances in the public sector where such endeavours continue to expand, such as the reserve bank collection. AT: Do you think that, in general, corporations buy art differently now than they did in the 1980s?

SH: Yes. Corporations that now buy art are willing to invest in the expertise to do so properly. This was not the case twenty years ago, when it was still considered appropriate for the chairman’s wife to decide how to spend shareholders money. There is also a much wider understanding of what art is. Where previously a company boardroom would be filled with historically naturalist paintings by established artists, many corporations have begun to focus more on contemporary works. One cannot generalise about this in any way, however. When Sasol started its collection in the mid-1970s, it focused on contemporary art from the outset. AT: In what ways is your thought-process different when buying for Sanlam’s collection, as opposed to buying art for yourself? SH: For Sanlam, I am contributing to an established legacy of collecting which needs to be acknowledged and supported whilst moving and acquiring art that reflects the changing art world. I am hardly able to buy art for myself. There is always a potential conflict of interests. AT: How has the South African visual art industry changed since you began curating Sanlam’s Art Collection in 1997? SH: It has changed significantly. The ‘industry’ has diversified and grown. In 1997, there was but one auction house in SA which presented catalogued art auctions on a regular basis. Yes, there were one or two smaller ones that did something similar but not at the scale or level of professionalism. Now

there are at least nine auctions houses presenting such sales, some on a monthly basis. This means that art sales take place regularly and that the liquidity in the market has improved significantly. Where some twenty years ago the auction market was almost a type of wholesale market for galleries to obtain stock. Now gallery clients sit next to the dealer bidding on the same lots. To a large extent, the internet has changed the whole manner auction houses and galleries operate. The changes in how art auction markets operate are most visible in Europe and the USA, which have vastly bigger art markets. They now not only hold ‘sales’ but curated exhibitions which compete with well-established galleries and museums. One can see these changes beginning to develop in South Africa. The primary art market has also changed dramatically over the last decade and half. Even the well-established, have had to improve their agility in a highly competitive environment. There is no doubt that the key to success is the recognition and capturing of talent – never mind how young and possibly short lived. Where some 20 years ago the graduate show at an art school would have been a peripheral event, it has now become the site for gallery talent scouts. The question that remains is of course whether the substance (in the art) and sustainability to continue production (in the artist) can continue to feed the art market’s lust for the ‘contemporary’. There is a gradual decline in the participation of public institutions in the art market. Besides a chronic lack of funding from the state these institutions have suffered a serious malaise in leadership, to the extent that some of them have become irrelevant for the collector. Unable to acquire significant works from the recent past, these institutions begin to ossify. In terms of the relationship to the broader public, their unwillingness to actively invite public participation, be it in its governing structures, through sponsorship or in collaboration, dooms them to social irrelevance as well. A building block of a healthy visual arts industry is the public art gallery, as it represents the unbiased and well considered judgement of an artist’s work deserving of acclamation. Without this the art market will be held captive to who can write the biggest cheque. AT: How do you see the South African visual art industry developing in the near to distant future? SH: There is no doubt that the art fair is here to stay and there is little doubt that more of these will develop even regionally. At the moment the business model that sustains this sort of business fits with the buyer and seller. Although I think this ‘trend’ will remain a permanent feature of the SA art world, it would seem largely to be confined to the contemporary art market. The secondary market seems to be dominated by the auction houses and although these promote significant turn in the market, I am not entirely sure whether this is conducive to stability and sustainability in the long term. I suspect that, in the not so distant future, the secondary market will once again be represented by galleries, as collectors begin to value quality above fashionability.

Dumile Feni, Dedication to Ruth Fifth and Lillian Ngoyi. Sanlam Art Collection

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After the Match by John Pace oil on canvas Sanlam Art Collection

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Pieter Willem Frederick Wenning (SOUTH AFRICAN 1873-1921) COTTAGE AMONGST TREES signed with the artist’s initials and dated ‘12 oil on canvas 32 by 24,5cm Estimate: R 180 000 - R 240 000 SOLD R 298 532


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