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TAF15 16th – 19th July 2015 The Turbine Art Fair (TAF15) brought to you by The Forum Company, returns to the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown for a third year. TAF15 is a platform for galleries, curators and other art organisations to promote emerging and established talents in an accessible and enjoyable way. In doing this TAF aims to promote new work and talent and to create a new art audience and collector base. Exhibitors whether galleries, collectives or dealers have been invited to exhibit contemporary artwork priced below R40 000.00. Individual artists are able to participate either as part of a collective or by applying to one of the special projects. TAF15 is a notable event and all applications have been carefully considered to ensure compliance with the core values TAF15 and its organisers. “Visitors to TAF15 can expect to see over 40 galleries and exhibits showcasing the best contemporary and emerging African talent. TAF is not just an art fair! Visitors to the fair can expect live music daily, artisan food and drink, books and publications children’s programme and much more!” says Glynis Hyslop, Managing Director of The Forum Company. Visitors will also be able to take part in the daily interactive talks programme. STAEDTLER will again host TAF’s children’s area allowing young budding ‘artists’ to be creative whilst their parents enjoy the TAF.
and growth of existing collection and how the collection has taken shape over the last 100 years. Speaker: Karel Nel 3. RE-APPRAISING PIERNEEF The Talk will refer to the dedicated Pierneef Exhibition running concurrently at the Standard Bank Gallery Background to the Exhibition, the process of bringing it together. A discussion on the historical and current values of Pierneef’s work, why his work has remained relevant. Speakers will differentiate values within an artist’s body of work – from medium (works on paper, editions vs. oil on canvas) to period and subject matter. Speakers: Wilhelm van Rensburg (Curator of exhibition) & Ruarc Peffers (Strauss & Co) 4. CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS – Art & Popular Culture Art breathes new life into design and vice versa, intersections between the visual arts and other creative disciplines.
WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY ABOUT TAF14 “What a fantastic show. Great art, great food and in a great location – Turbine Hall is magnificent. Turbine Art Fair was a superb showcase of all that is brilliant about South Africa – a thriving art scene with some serious talent, ingredients that make for delicious eats profiling superb kitchen skills, and service that is second to none. The vibe of TAF was infectious and the addition of a kids programme inspired – ensuring that the arts in South Africa continues to grow with new generations. London may very soon be disposed of as the art capital of the world if this fair keeps on growing and attracting such fine talent.” –Michelle Atkins – Element 71 London
TALKS PROGRAMME 1. THE ART OF COLLECTING – modern & contemporary art and popular culture A personal discussion between very different South African collectors and their captivating anecdotes around their own collections and approach to art. The conversation will take place in two separate talks, where they will switch roles of interviewer and interviewee. Speakers: Warren Siebrits & Fred Scott 2. JAG ACQUISITIONS – Exhibition at TAF A discussion around the exhibited work and current acquisition strategy of JAG. The direction
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5. MULTIPLES & EDITIONS Lithography and the Artists Press. History, journey and objectives of the organization.Talk to outline the creation of original prints, as well as elaborate on the collectibility of works on paper. Speaker: Mark Attwood with Artist Colbert Mashile 6. #UNPLUGGED – YOUNG ARTISTS & ART PROFESSIONALS IN CONVERSATION – personal stories A discussion facilitated by Hlengiwe Vilakati that aims to give insight into what motivates young art professionals. This talk will be supported by interactive social media engagement and loosely takes the form of a Q & A. Panel: Hlengiwe Vilakati (curator and gallerist), Benon Lutaaya (artist, Bag Factory), Senzo Shabangu (artist, DKP), Louis Olivier (artist and owner of Workhorse Bronze Foundry)
THE TAF & SYLT EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD (TASA) is given annually to
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an emerging artist living in South Africa as part of Turbine Art Fair and the Sylt Foundation’s Residency Programme. The first winner in 2014 was artist Setlamorago Mashilo from Pretoria. This year’s winner is Sarah Biggs. She will take up her residency at the Sylt Foundation’s headquarters on the island of Sylt, Germany in early 2016. She will also show her work at the next year’s Turbine Art Fair 2016. “The TASA award has found its place within the landscape of the South African contemporary arts. I am really excited that this year’s winner Sarah Biggs will have the chance to engage with the delicate nature of the island through her art and am sure she will profit from the time on Sylt”, says Indra Wussow. The TASA prize will be officially presented to Sarah Biggs during the Turbine Art Fair.
PROJECTS AT TAF15 EMERGING ARTIST EXHIBITION – FRESH PRODUCE is a selection of work by young artists from around South Africa, as curated by Zanele Mashumi. “The Fresh Produce exhibition is focused on giving emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit amongst established artists, galleries and art platforms. These artists were chosen based on the presentation of work, quality and their professionalism. The important thing was to take these artists and be able to broaden their network through giving them the opportunity at TAF. This project has been a wonderful experience. Travelling across the country and seeing what this country has to offer and has changed my view in a very positive way. It has exposed me to understanding what’s lacking for artists in the other provinces” says Zanele Mashumi. Young artists selected will also participate in professional education and mentoring facilitated by Assemblage. Fresh Produce is brought to you by VANSA and Rand Merchant Bank.
FIGURE AND GROUND: A SELECTION OF PAINTINGS BY LEADING SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS WALTER BATTISS CHRISTO COETZEE PETER CLARKE GERARD SEKOTO DUMILE FENI ROBERT HODGINS CECIL SKOTNES NORMAN CATHERINE
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track the current resurgence in painting as the medium of choice in art schools across the country. The resulting artworks are mature and powerful. Curated by Hentie van der Merwe, senior lecturer and head of Fine Arts at the Visual Arts Department, Stellenbosch University, the exhibition features some of the best post-graduate painting from fine arts departments across South Africa. The following departments will be represented: Michaelis Art School (UCT), Rhodes University, Stellenbosch University, Wits School of Arts (WSOA) and University of Johannesburg (UJ).
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presents International Works on Paper, in Association with Strauss & Co. and ArtInsure. View original drawings, mixed media works and multiples by some of the greatest and most influential international artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Pablo Picasso, Lucien Freud, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein and Damien Hirst are among the big-name artists featured on a unique exhibition. The exhibition brings together jewels from the museum’s own exceptional collection in a celebration of the genres and scope of paper works, which are often more affordable and accessible to collectors. Johannesburg Art Gallery, located in the heart of the city since 1915, has the biggest collection of art in Africa. Visitors to TAF15 are also invited to attend a talk by Professor Karel Nel, head of acquisitions at JAG. The talk will offer insight into the artists represented as well as how the collection has taken shape over the last hundred years.
LIZAMORE & ASSOCIATES showcases the work of new and emerging artists, alongside established contemporary South African artists at TAF15. The gallery takes the view that through this selection they can promote new prospects to collectors, while still serving the growing market of buyers who look for the sound investment opportunities presented by more known artists. Visitors to the fair can look forward to a selection of miniatures by: Benon Lutaaya, Mandy CoppesMartin, Stephen Rosin, Ronél de Jager, Mandy Johnston, Louis Olivier and Peter Mammes (the 2015/2016 Johannes Stegmann mentee) at the Lizamore booth. “By showing miniatures we are tapping into the Turbine Fair’s goal to exhibit affordable art. We want to grant buyers and collectors the opportunity to access art from various artists at reasonable prices – miniatures being more affordable.” explains Teresa Lizamore, director and curator of the gallery. Furthermore, the artworks by the gallery’s featured artists allows the audience a wide selection on style and mediums, ranging from abstract acrylic paintings, expressive portraiture, works in copper and silk, oil painting and illustrative pen and ink pieces. The gallery also boasts a second stand in the Turbine Basement that will feature works by Zolile Phetshane. CANDICE BERMAN FINE ART GALLERY exhibits work by some of Joburg’s most dynamic and captivating young artist at their booth in the Turbine basement. Artists represented include John Vusi Mfupi. The colours and composition of his collages are compelling echoes to the impasto and impressionist techniques with refreshing subjectmatter and joyous appeal. Stompie Selibe, a jazz musician and fine artist, showcases a series of artworks compiled on sheet music. Classical euro-centric composition is shattered by his distinctive figures – an interesting combination of music and art.
The gallery introduces the ark of Louise Almon, whose abstract nudes and figures form original monotypes. N.T Ngulube continues to charm audiences with his bold colours and mixed media technique. Darryl Betz presents the latest works in his ‘Zinc Citizens’ series. The most recent works are a little more edgy in their tongue-in-cheek suggestiveness, with political overtones. His design elements captivate in their precision and persistence. Primarily monochrome black ink on plastic, he introduces colour by way of newspaper clippings and spray paint.
SALON NINETY ONE presents work by innovative South African artist at TAF15: Paul Senyol, Andrzej Urbanski, Alice Toich, Amber Moir, Craig Smith, Dani Loureiro, Gabrielle Raaff, Heidi Fourie, Jordan Sweke, Kirsten Beets, Maria van Rooyen & Natasha Norman. The visually rich collection of works includes monotypes, sculptures, typography and paintings ranging from abstract landscapes and geometric shapes, to detailed portraiture.
EXHIBITORS at TAF15 99 Loop Art in the Forest Art Source South Africa Artist Proof Studio ARTTHROB_ ArtVault Assemblage Bag Factory Artists Bayliss Gallery BlaqueIn Contemporaries Candice Berman Gallery Carol Lee Fine Art Circa David Krut DawidRas Dead Bunn Society Diedericks/Faber Fine Art Erdmann Contemporary Fresh Produce Gallery 2 Gallery AOP Guns & Rain IfaLethu Intethe Intoto Gallery João Ferreira Kalishnikovv Living Artist Emporium Lizamore & Associates LL EDITIONS Maker MK and Artist Gallery Mzansi Gallery outoftheCUBE PPC Imaginarium Awards SA Art Times SA Print Gallery Salon 91 Strauss Online Sulger-Buel Lovell The Artists’ Press Warren Editions Warren Siebrits Way magazine
Top: Zolile Phetsane, Cave, 2014, oil on canvas at the Lizamore and Associates booth Centre: Darryl Betz, Tokoloshe Sex Slave, mixed media at the Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery booth Bottom: Louise Almon, Portrait with Figure, Original printing ink at the Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery booth
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John (Namibian 1943-1987), A Man A ManNdevaisa is hunting Muafangejo an Eland in Forest and skinning it John Ndevasia isMuafangejo Hunting an Eland in1943-1987) Forest and Skinning it, Linocut (Namibian Medium: Linocut
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THE SA PRINT GALLERY has possibly the largest and widest collection of fine art prints in the country. Artists at their TAF15 booth include, Chris Diedericks, Joshua Miles, Anton Kannemeyer, Cara van der Westhuizen, Theo Paul Vorster and many more. The South African Print Gallery focuses on the development and appreciation of South African fine art printmaking; celebrating the evolution of this richly diverse cannon and value its contribution to South African art history. The gallery represents good quality investment prints by both famous South African artists, and pioneers of printmaking.
Top: David Lurie, Sunshine Boy, Derelict Building Woodstock, 2014, Colour photograph on fibre based archival paper at the Sulger-Buel Lovell booth Centre top: Heidi Fourie, The boyish worship, treasured long, 2015, oil on canvas at the Salon Ninety One booth Centre bottom: Peter Mammes, Delusion One, 2013, Paintbrush and ink on drafting film at the Lizamore and Associates booth Bottom: Joshua Miles, Old School, 2014, Reduction woodblock at the South African Print Gallery booth
SULGER-BUEL LOVELL is pleased to present a dynamic group of our established and emerging artists at TAF this year. The artwork of Carolyn Parton, David Lurie, Isabelle Grobler, Neill Wright and Vivien Kohler will introduce audiences to the gallery’s new vision. London partner Christian Sulger-Buel states, “The gallery aims to engage with the diversity of voices present in contemporary African art at this exciting time, creating opportunities for further inter-continental exchange”. Sulger-Buel Lovell is positioned as part of a new approach in understanding the trajectories of contemporary African art and its relationship with the cultural heritage of Africa. It focuses on the challenges that artists are confronting in the urban environment of contemporary Africa, where art is a configuration of local, regional and intercontinental ideas and practices. Sulger-Buel Lovell offers a highly individual approach to clients, as well as a great expertise and an extensive network of contacts around the globe. The gallery will accompany existing and new collectors to this emerging market and introduce them to a broader range of artists. The gallery is committed to long-term relationships with the most promising contemporary African artists as well as with collectors.
We Buy Fine Art Prints E-mail prints that you would like to have evaluated and possibly sold to email@example.com Fine Art Prints include: Investment Class : Battiss, Walter – Clarke, Peter Dumas, Marlene – Hodgins, Robert – Kannemeyer, Anton – Kentridge, William – Muafangejo, John Page, Fred – Pierneef, JH – Shilakoe, Cyprian Mpho Skotnes, Cecil – Spilhaus, Nita – Victor, Diane SA Old Masters : Abrams, Lionel – Atkinson, Kevin – Boonzaier, Gregoire – Cilliers-Barnard, Bettie – Davis, Lionel – Davis, Bill – de Jong – Goldin, Alice – Harries, Katrine – Higgs, Cecil – Kay, Dorothy – Koloane, David – Mandindi, Buyisile Patient (Billy) – Mason, Judith – Meerkotter, Dirk – Sebidi, Helen – Sibiya, Lucky – Trechikoff – Tyrrell, Barbara – van der Reis, Gunther – Van Essche, Maurice – Verster, Andrew – Welz, Jean – Williamson, Sue Young Masters : Aggenbach, Sanell – AVANT CAR GUARD – Bailey, Beezy – Barker, Wayne – Bell, Deborah – Benade, Hanneke – Berman, Kim – Boshoff, – Willem – Botes, Conrad – Botha, Hardy – Botha, Wim – Bull, Katherine – Catherine, Norman – Clarke, John – Cohen, Steven – Comerford, Jonathan – Cullinan, Connor – De Bliquy, Leon – de Wet, Bevan – Dicks, Trudi (Gertruida) – Diedericks, Chris – Dixie, Christine – Edmunds, Paul – Emmanuel, Paul – Esmonde-White, Eleanor – Ford, Simon – Geers, Kendell – Geusteyn, Eunice – Goje, Sandile – Gratrix, Georgina – Greenblatt, Francine Scialom – Hlungwane, Philemon – Hobbs, Phillipa – lnggs, Stephen – Langerman, Fritha – Louw, Johann – Mashile, Colbert – Midlane, Peter – Miles, Joshua – Moore, John – Motswai, Tommy – Murray, Brett Nerf, Christian – Nhlengethwa, Sam – Oltmann, Walter – Payne, Malcolm – Ratcliffe, Jo – Richards, Colin – Schreuders, Claudette – Siopis, Penny – Siphungela, Zolani – Skotnes, Pippa – Thorburn, Dominic – Vorster, Alma – Vorster, Thea – Voyiya, Vuyile-Cameron – Wafer, Jeremy – Woodbourne, Judy – Zietsman, Derek and many more.
TIPS FOR BUYING ART AFFORDABLY MULTIPLES (artworks that form part of an edition eg. prints and some sculptures) are often cheaper than one-off pieces (eg. paintings or drawings). A great thing about buying multiples is that you can often find established artists’ work at a good price. The more established an artist, the more predictable their works’ future investment value. BRING a friend with you if you feel unconfident choosing art. Two heads are always better than one, even when it comes to what hangs over your mantelpiece. RESEARCH an artist before buying - if you hope to buy for investment. A good sign that a particular artist’s work may appreciate in value is if the artist has won awards or has previously exhibited at a prominent gallery. FRAMING can be an expensive unseen cost. Often it may be more affordable to buy a work that is already framed than to frame it yourself. On the other hand, some works do not need framing (canvases, sculptures, etc.). You may not have to frame an artwork professionally if you don’t imagine it will appreciate greatly in value, but if you do, it would be wise to spend as much money as is needed to carefully preserve that artwork. MEDIUM is important to consider. Emerging artists may use lower quality materials than established artists would choose. Lower quality materials can mean that an artwork degrades quicker than expected. Markers and pens fade quickly. Collages and works using adhesive tape may come apart if the glue used is not acid free. If in doubt, enquire.
Theo Paul Vorster, Delft Diving Helmet, 2015, Linocut at the South African Print Gallery booth
LOVE it, buy it. No matter whether it appreciates in value or degrades in quality, surrounding yourself with art is good for the mind and for the soul.
DATES & TIMES of TAF15 THURSDAY 16th July: 18:00 - 22:00 Opening Preview Evening FRIDAY 17th July: 10:00 - 20:00 Public, Pensioners, Scholars & Students. Live music and street-style food 17:00 - 20:00 SATURDAY 18th July: 10:00 - 18:00 SUNDAY 19th July: 10:00 - 17:00 Ticket Costs: R85 at the door or R75 online before 1st July. Weekend passes: R180 Preview cocktail event: R495 per person (Includes welcome drink, wine and cocktail dinner) To book: www.webtickets.co.za For more info: www.turbineartfair.co.za
Nelson Makamo, Untitled, Monotype at the Artist Proof Studio booth
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Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art
Conran on Colour
By Julian Barnes
By Sir Terence Conran
Man Booker Prize winner, Julian Barnes, presents a selection of previously published essays on Art History. From Géricault to Hodgkin, Barnes’ essays provide background to some of the world’s most famous artworks. Each chapter (but one), focuses on a significant artist and contextualises his artworks in relation to the artist’s life experience and stylistic choices. These investigations are more or less focused on one or another specific aspect (eg. Degas’ attitude towards women) making for thought-provoking investigations into the artist’s frame of mind. Essays interweave from one to the next, revealing a chain of artistic influence stretching to the present day. The book reads somewhat like a historical account, but with added commentary. Quite informative, it is also warm and easy to read.
Sir Terence Conran is a celebrated English designer. In the 1980s he founded the world’s first design museum and was knighted for his contribution to British society. One of his fifty published books, Conran on Colour focuses specifically on colour usage in interior design. The philosophies expressed, however, can easily be applied to any colour application. This book is incredibly detailed, but not intimatingly so. It goes beyond the usual discussion of colour theory into discussing practical applications – without patronising the reader. Aspects discussed include the effects of lighting, texture and patterning; as well as the importance of proportionality. Photographs of beautifully crafted living spaces illustrate Conran’s tutorage throughout the book, and a handy index makes for easy future-reference. Considering all the books about colour that are available, this one can be particularly recommended for the large scope that it covers and its no-nonsense approach.
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AVANT CAR GUARD Protected by Theory (2007) Avant Car Guard: Zander Blom, Jan-Henri Booyens and Michael MacGarry AVANT CAR GUARD was a Johannesburg-based art collective operating in the early 2000s, comprised of Zander Blom, JanHenri Booyens and Michael MacGarry. All three members were visual artists who exhibit separately, but allowed themselves a greater freedom of expression when creating art as a group. At the time, MacGarry professed: “We can say stuff with AVANT CAR GUARD what we can’t and don’t necessarily want to say with our own stuff... because there are three of us the blame”. AVANT CAR GUARD’s practice constituted a series of oneliners and in-jokes, commenting the art world (there is a fair bit of irony in the fact that they were part of the establishment which they satirize). As such, their performances, installations, sculptures, prints, paintings and publications were described as witty, crass and delinquent. An artwork that is perhaps more subtle than most, is Protected by Theory (2007). This photograph displays the members of AVANT CAR GUARD encased in cardboard structures and pages from old books. They wear armour that is literally comprised of theory and their body-language hints at the seriousness and self-importance that armour warrants. Their ridiculous outfits, however, undermine their stature, marking them as fools. While it is common practice for artists to contextualise their work by referring to periods and figures in art history, AVANT CAR GUARD seemingly makes light of this methodology in their artwork’s title. Perhaps they criticise art that is only interesting when spoken about in relation to other art and reveals little without acknowledging the connection. In irony typical of AVANT CAR GUARD, Protected by Theory relies heavily on historical reference for conceptual value. This is due to the strong link between the outfits worn by the figures in the photograph and Hugo Ball’s famous costume.
Hugo Ball reciting Karawane at the Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich 1916
For the sake of those unfamiliar with Hugo Ball and his relationship to Dadaism, an explanation is necessary: One evening in 1916 Zurich, Ball recited a poem comprised of a series of nonsensical sounds, to the audience at Cabaret Voltaire. His outfit was equally nonsensical to match: his limbs covered in blue cardboard tubes, his head in a home-made witch doctor’s hat and his shoulders covered in a cardboard collar. As he recited the Karawane, he slowly and solemnly flapped his arms for added affect. At this time, Zurich was a refuge for Jews who had escaped anti-Semitic violence in Romania. Ball became united with the Romanian Jews in conviction that the death and destruction of World War 1 was rooted in an outdated, bourgeois valuesystem maintained by authority figures. According to Ball and his contemporaries, as influenced by the anarchist philosophy by Mikhael Bakunin and Friedrich Nietzsche, the answer to this plague of destructive thinking was to adopt of a Nihilistic world-view (Nihilism holds that no meaning exists, and thus, no meaning can be communicated). From this position, Ball assembled the Dada Manifesto, which began the anti-art movement known as Dada. Predating the initial reading of the Dada Manifesto by less than a month, Ball’s performance of Karawane became a memorable symbol of Dadaism, so much so that documentation of the recitation is included in Art History lessons to this very day. AVANT CAR GUARD’s anarchistic confrontation of the art world holds true to Dada’s anti-authoritarianism and the destruction of meaning through the creation of nonsense. Protected by Theory highlights AVANT CAR GUARD’s link to Dadaism via visual reference. The theoretical association protects their work from illegitimacy or irrelevance.
In Art-world anti-heroes, Francis Burger points out that although AVANT CAR GUARD’s work often appears to have been made in the spur of the moment when jokes comes to mind, the collective carefully planned and executed their visual assaults. This is because they took their work seriously. She goes on to explain that their insults were not meant to be taken seriously because they communicated that art should not be taken seriously. “Doing pointless things, knowing they’re pointless, while still taking them seriously is the ultimate privilege of the artist,” she explains. The perspective favoured in Burger’s article is that the art world exists only for “gloss, pomp and glory”. Whether we agree with this sentiment or not, there is a certain freedom in abandoning the pursuit of effective communication. In a Postmodern era, what more is there to say that has not been said, anyway? – By Lyn Holm SOURCES CONSULTED: » Avant Car Guard. 2010. Artthrob webside: http://artthrob.co.za/ Artists/Avant-Car-Guard.aspx » Francis Burger. Art-world anti-heroes. Mail and Guardian website (15/02/2008): http://mg.co.za/article/2008-02-15-artworldantiheroes. » Hugo Ball Essay - Critical Essays. 2015. Enotes website: http:// www.enotes.com/topics/hugo-ball » Olga Stefan. 2010. Cabaret Voltaire: From Dada to Nietniet. Itinerant Projects website: https://olgaistefan.wordpress. com/2009/11/19/cabaret-voltaire-from-dada-to-nietniet/. » Marilyn Stokstad. 2008. Art History. 3rd ed. New Jersey: Pearson Education, 1088. » Sarah Jayne Fell. Exhibition Review: Avant Car Guard: Volume III at Whatiftheworld. Sarah Jayne Fell website (31/03/2009): http:// www.sarahjaynefell.com/blog/2009/03/31/exhibition-reviewavant-car-guard-volume-iii-at-whatiftheworld/.
AVANT CAR GUARD, Protected by Theory, 2007, Inkjet print on cotton paper, 107 x 74 cm, Edition 15 Courtesy AVANT CAR GUARD and blank projects
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01 JUL – 05 AUG 2015 GROUP SHOW
TWENTY: ART IN THE TIME OF DEMOCRACY
Curated by Gordon Froud on behalf of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) for the Appalachian State University Turchin Centre in North Carolina, this show features a slice of life in South Africa over the last twenty years of democracy and showcases more than 200 works by 115 established and emerging artists. A part of this exhibition, co-curated by Professor Karen Von Veh of UJ will be shown at the 6th Internationl Beijing Biennale later this year.
26 AUG – 23 SEP 2015 GROUP SHOW
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Ubuhle Bobuntu Arts, a Diepkloof based artist collective focuses on Green Art and eco-logic as means to reduce the negative impact of wastefulness on the earth’s ecosystems. These 12 artists repurpose materials such as bread, rubber tires, match sticks, plastic, cow dung, extension hair and cans supplemented by performances of poets and musicians. Curated by Thulani Zondo.
BRICS CAPITALS: TITUS MATIYANE’S PANORAMAS 07 OCT – 11 NOV 2015 SOLO SHOW
Titus Matiyane is a Pretoria based artist internationally known for his panoramic depictions of major cities around the world and his show at UJ will focus on the capitals of the BRICS countries. Curated by Prof Elfriede Dreyer.
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Beezy Bailey was born in Johannesburg and received a fine art degree from Byam Shaw School of Art in London in 1986. His name apparently originated from his house keeper saying that he is always ‘beezy’, and the name stuck. Bailey works in various media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and ceramics. His work has been described as whimsical and mercurial. He has been a full-time artist for almost 35 years, with over 20 solo exhibitions in London, Johannesburg and Cape Town as well as numerous group shows around the world. A comprehensive retrospective of his work took place in China, September 2011. The documentary Outsider, by Deepend Films, documents Bailey’s life and career in the arts. Bailey has been at the forefront of various international media scandals. These include his conversion of the statue of Louis Botha outside the Cape Town parliament buildings into a Xhosa initiate; and his creation of female alter-ego Joyce Ntobe (whose work made it into the Iziko South African National Gallery as part of its permanent collection). » Beezy Bailey. 2012. Everard Read Cape Town website: http://www.beezybailey.com/?m=1&idkey=522. » Beezy Bailey. 2012. Die Kunskamer website: http://www.kunskamer.co.za/?m=2&idkey=554.
Clementina van der Walt 2 July 1952 – Clementina van der Walt is a well-known South African studio potter, based in Cape Town. She takes her inspiration from the patterns, colours and textures from the African landscape, as well as Art Deco and Russian poster design. In the past 3 decades she has lectured and run a production studio/gallery with long-time partner Albie Bailey. She has participated in major shows abroad, including four consecutive years at Ceramic Art London. She originally studied Art History in Israel and then went on to get her Diploma in Ceramics from the University of Johannesburg (1983). » About Clementina. 2015. Clementina Ceramics website: http://www. clementina.co.za/about/clementina-van-der-walt/.
» Clementina van der Walt. 2004. Kalk Bay Modern website: http://www.
Amedeo Modigliani 12 July 1884 – 24 January 1920 Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was born into a Jewish family, in Tuscany, Italy. While at Guglielmo Micheli’s Art School (18981900), Modigliani developed a life-long infatuation with life drawing. In 1906 Modigliani moved to Montmartre. Here he carried on frequent affairs, drank heavily, and used absinthe and hashish. When Modigliani died of tubercular meningitis, his lover, painter Jeanne Hebuterne, was so distraught that she threw herself out a window, killing herself and the couple’s unborn child. 9 novels, a play, a documentary and 3 feature films have been devoted to Modigliani‘s life. » Amedeo Modigliani Biography. 2002. Amedeo Modigliani – The Complete Works website: http://www.modigliani-foundation.org/biography.html.
Roxandra Dardagan Britz 5 July 1962 – Roxandra (Cindy) Dardagan Britz was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in the small farming town of Banket, where her parents ran a large general store. In 1979, at the height of the bush war, they were killed by the Zipra faction. Her work now uses etching (much like documentary photography), as commentary on sociopolitical issues facing Zimbabwe. Britz received the Purvis Art Prize in 1984; and her Masters in Fine Art (Graphics) from Rhodes University in 1992. » Roxandra Dardagan Britz. 2012. Rose Korber Art website: http://www.
Ben Coutouvidis 19 July 1970 – Ben Coutouvidis is a South African painter and sculptor. He studied Fine Art at Rhodes University, graduating in 1993 with distinction in Fine Art Practical (Sculpture). He was then awarded the Raymond Pullen Scholarship for painting in 1996. Coutouvidis describes his motivation to paint: “The departure point is always an encountered and experienced reality that allows for the exploration of different states of mind.” » Ben Coutouvidis . 2012. Kalk Bay Modern website: http://www.kalkbaymodern.co.za/ben-coutouvidis-sculpture/.
Nicolaas Maritz 9 July 1959 – Nicolaas Maritz was born in Pretoria, the son of two architects. After Fine Art studies at UCT, he worked briefly as a graphic designer. Although Nicolaas is primarily known as a painter, he also works in many other media including print-making, ceramic and sculpture. He has also illustrated a number of award winning children’s books. His work has been described as ‘ethno-centric punk’; filled with cats, bottles, lemons and mountains. Maritz lives in the small town of Darling, where he enjoys painting prolifically, reading and gardening. » Nicholaas Maritz. 2012. Cape Gallery website: http://www.capegallery. co.za/nicholas_maritz_cv.htm.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler 11 July 1834 – 17 July 1903 Whistler was born in Massachusetts, USA, the son of a civil engineer. Whistler worked as draftsman mapping the U.S. coast. He was taken off the project after including sea serpents and mermaids. Famous for his wit and dandyism, he befriended Oscar Wilde, Gustave Courbet and Edouard Manet. Whistler produced his most famous painting, Arrangement in Gray and Black: Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, when one day a model failed to appear and his mother agreed to pose. The painting was accepted as a universal icon of motherhood and is now housed in the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. In 1877, Whistler sued critic John Ruskin for an insulting remark, but was awarded only a farthing’s damages. The expense of the trial led to Whistler’s bankruptcy. Whistler published his first book, Ten O’clock Lecture, an expression of his belief in “art for art’s sake”, in 1885. » Whistler, James Abbott McNeill. 2012. WebMuseum, Paris website: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/whistler/.
» James Abbott McNeill Whistler Biography. 2002. James Abbott McNeill Whistler – The Complete Works website: http://www.jamesabbottmcneillwhistler.org/biography.html.
Edgar Degas 19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917 Edgar Degas was born into a wealthy Franco-Italian family, ‘de Gas’, but changed his surname to ‘Degas’ since it sounded less aristocratic. In 1864, while copying a Velázquez at the Louvre, he met Édouard Manet, who by chance was copying the same painting. His friendship with Manet was instrumental in the development of Impressionism. Degas worked in paint, pastels and photography. Sculpture became his preferred medium when his sight began to fail due to a genetic eye disorder. Late in his life, inherited wealth enabled him to amass an art collection. He lost many friendships due to his outspoken antiSemitism, and died a recluse. » Justin Wolf. 2015. Edgar Degas. The Art Story website: http://www. theartstory.org/artist-degas-edgar.htm.
Henry Moore 30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986 Henry Spencer Moore was a British sculptor and draughtsman. He was born into poverty in the small coalmining town of Castleford, Yorkshire. He would later liken sculpting to massaging his father’s tired body after a long day in the mines. At 18, Moore joined up to fight in WW1, and took part in the battle of Cambrai. After the war, he received an ex-serviceman’s grant to attend art school, then a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London. Moore’s sculptural forms were revolutionary amongst the more classical sculpture of his day, and he somewhat changed the landscape of sculpture. In 1951, he turned down a knighthood because he didn’t want to be seen as an establishment figure. » Henry Moore - his life and work. 2015. Henry Moore Perry Green website: http://www.henry-moore.org/pg/research/henry-moore--biography.
» Tejvan Pettinger. 2009. Henry Moore Biography. Biography Online website: http://www.biographyonline.net/artists/henry-moore.html.
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28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968
Marcel Duchamp was born in Normandy, the younger brother of painter Jacques Villon and Cubist sculptor Raymond Duchamp-Villon. His early figure paintings were influenced by Fauvism; later Futurism and Cubism. His Nude Descending a Staircase, No.2 created a scandal at the New York Armory show of 1913. Thereafter, Duchamp virtually stopped painting, became a librarian, and began to study maths, physics, and the theoretical works of Henri Poincare. He presented the first of his ‘readymades’ in 1913 (objects of everyday use, considered art by the artist). When WW1 broke out in 1914, Duchamp left for America and was instrumental in establishing the Dadaist movement there. One of his best-known pieces is a urinal, titled Fountain and signed ‘R. Mutt’. Although rejected at first, Duchamp’s urinal would be voted the ‘most influential artwork of the 20th century’. After playing chess avidly for nine months in Buenos Aires, Duchamp returned to France in 1919 and associated with the Dada group in Paris. In New York in 1920, he made his first motordriven constructions and invented Rrose Sélavy, his feminine alter ego. Duchamp moved back to Paris in 1923, where he collaborated with the Surrealists. He then settled permanently in New York and began the assemblage of a 3-dimensional version of The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even, on which he worked for the next 20 years, in secret.
» Marcel Duchamp. 2015. Guggenheim website: http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/collection-online/artists/bios/1174. » Terry Riggs. 1997. Marcel Duchamp 1887–1968. Tate website: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/marcel-duchamp-1036. » Marcel Duchamp Biography. 2012. The European Graduate School website: http://www.egs.edu/library/marcel-duchamp/biography/.
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Heather Gourlay-Conynghamâ€™s Award-Winning Painting Reaches New Heights Heather Gourlay-Conyngham, Woman with crumpled sheets (detail), oil on canvas, 120 x 180 cm
Two Years On Heather Gourlay-Conyngham
Heather GourlayConyngham on winning the first Sanlam Portrait Award Time is running out for all those interested in entering the 2015 Sanlam Portrait Award, as artworks are to be submitted between the 13th and the 23rd of July at various locations around the country. If you still have not downloaded your entry form, you may do so via: http://www.rust-en-vrede. com/competitions/ In 2013, Heather Gourlay-Conyngham’s male nude, A Young Man (177 x 80cm, oil on canvas) beat a staggering 1 783 entries to win the grand prize of R100 000. Thereafter, the winning portrait was joined by 39 top entries in a nation-wide, touring exhibition. Having had some time to reflect upon her prize-winning, GourlayConyngham now presents a new body of work at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery (Durbanville, Cape Town – exhibition opened 30 June). We got a sneak peek and were able to ask what winning the award has done for her career. AT: Heather Gourlay-Conyngham, how did it feel to be the first to win the Sanlam Portrait Award? HGC: My initial feeling was one of surprise, and excitement. Those involved with the competition were careful not to let the cat out of the bag until the winner was announced at the award ceremony. Although I felt A Young Man was a good painting, I thought I had penalised myself by depicting my subject nude. When the winner was made public I was inundated with congratulatory messages, which made me feel good. I live and work in relative isolation so the publicity and affirmation gave me a great boost. Top: Nightfall, oil on canvas, 102 x 76 cm Bottom: André, oil on canvas, 61 x 76 cm
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AT: In a previous interview, you mentioned that you intended to use the prize money to recuperate the cost of building a new studio. What else have you been able to do with your winnings? HGC: The winnings didn’t go further than the cost of building the studio, but they helped me in not having to dig too deeply into my savings. I haven’t received a regular income since I stopped teaching at the end of 2011, so the prize was a welcome windfall. AT: How has the exposure of winning the award impacted your art career? HGC: Because of the press coverage, my name became instantly better known and the winning painting became a kind of branding for me. I have a sense that, in general, people take my
Adrift, oil on canvas, 180 x 115 cm
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work more seriously now and there is a greater interest shown in owning my art. Several galleries have invited me to exhibit my work. AT: Has your work developed since, or maybe as a result of being involved with the Sanlam Portrait Award? HGC: I see my work as being part of a continuum that corresponds to my life, so personal experiences along the way must have an impact on what I paint. My paintings have always depicted people, but perhaps the award has allowed me to concentrate with greater certainty on aspects of art-making that interest me, such as in the stripping figure and its context to their bare essentials. AT: What can viewers expect to find at your current show?
HGC: Of the paintings on this exhibition four are head-and-shoulder portraits while the rest depict people I know in various poses. An obvious thread running through these paintings is my interest in ‘whiteness’. The works include objects such as fabric, porcelain, hair and skin which appear to be white but are in fact constructed of multiple colours. Not only am I interested in the process of conjuring the illusion of apparently white objects, but also the allegorical role they assume. Fabric may, for example, be seen simply as woven cloth or, in relation to the posed figure, a shroud. Although I am referring here to objects included in the work, the compositions as well as the manner in which the figures have been arranged have a quality of being bare. A second theme explored in these works relates to the gaze of the painted figure. In five paintings the subjects’ eyes are fixed on those of the onlooker while in the remainder the eyes are either closed or averted. I am interested in the effect this has on the viewer – it can engage or alienate, cause discomfort or pleasure. I have endeavoured to give each painting a life of its own. While the model serves as the starting point I hope the paintings will both stir the emotions of viewers and live on in them. AT: What next, after this exhibition? HGC: I am currently working on a portrait commission and have approached various people who have agreed to model for me, but I also I look forward to seeing where my painting will take me. AT: Any advice to those entering the Sanlam Portrait Award this year? HGC: Paint for yourself.
Group Illustration Exhibition
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Eastern Cape Alexandria Quin Sculpture Garden This is a permanent exhibition of the sculpture of Maureen Quin. Permanent, Alexandria, T. 046 6530121, C. 0827708000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.quin-art. co.za
Clarens Art and Wine Gallery The gallery houses an exquisite collection of art and fine wines, Clarens, T. 058 2561298, Anton, email@example.com, www.artandwine.co.za
Ann Bryant Art Gallery Permanent Collection, The collection has been enlarged by pictures donated and pictures purchased. The policy of the Ann Bryant Advisory Board has been to concentrate on the South African Artists and build up a representative collection of their works. So it is that the South African pictures cover a period of a hundred years or more, from Thomas Bowler to such contemporary artists as Maud Sumner, Laurence Scully, George Pemba, and Willie Bester, 01/06/2015 until 20/08/2015, Southernwood, T. 043 7224044, annbryant@ intekom.co.za, www.annbryant.co.za
Absa Art Gallery Absa L’Atelier: Awards evening and announcement of winners, 15/07/2015 until 28/08/2015, Absa Gallery, 161 Main Street. T. 011 3505139, firstname.lastname@example.org, paulbay@ absa.co.za, www.absa.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 Road, Selborne, East London, 5201 Telephone: 043 7221471 Cell: 083 700 4711 Email: email@example.com 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 by working to uplift the arts in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, helping artists and encouraging a public interest in the arts. T. 041 5853641, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artecpe.co.za Galerie NOKO Parcels of Memory, Various artists, 09/07/2015 until 09/08/2015, 109-111 Russell Road, Richmond Hill, T. 041 5822090, galerienoko@ gmail.com, email@example.com, www. galerienoko.com Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum From the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, Song and Dance, 28/02/2015 until 19/07/2015 Celebrating the Baakens Valley, 18/05/2015 until 31/07/2015, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000, Roxanne Bowers, firstname.lastname@example.org. za, www.artmuseum.co.za Underculture Contemporary Fine Print - Illustration Exhibition, Quintin Weyer, Wonder Meyer, Grant Bayman, Kirsten Beets, Sarah Pratt, David Griessel, Lucy Stuart-Clark, Tori Stowe, Rob Foote & Kathleen Sawyer, 01/07/2015 until 25/07/2015, 98A Park Drive, Central, T. 0413730074, C. 0828871612, email@example.com, www. underculturecontemporary.co.za
Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum Sojourn - Landscapes from Southern Africa, 2007-2012 Brent Meistre, 14/07/2015 until 23/08/2015 Across My Father’s Fault, Brent Meistre, 14/07/2015 until 23/08/2015, Waverley, T. 051 0110525 ext 611, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook. com/OliewenhuisArtMuseum Gallery on Leviseur The Stargazer, Erick Strydom and David Griessel, 12/06/2015 until 27/07/2015 The Face That Are Us by artist Philippe Burger, Opening Speaker Prof. Dirk van den Berg, 10/07/2015 @ 18:30 until 18/07/2015 Wagte, Wagters en Wagtendes by artist Kobus Lotz, Opening Speaker Hein du Plessis, 10/07/2015 @ 18:30 until 18/07/2015, Westdene, C. 0828352335, email@example.com, www.galleryonleviseur.co.za
Halifax Art Specialising in contemporary art, Parkhurst, C. 0827846695, 826880279, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.16halifaxart.co.za
Alice Art Gallery Alice Art Gallery 25 Years, Various artists, 01/07/2015 until 30/07/2015, Ruimsig, T. 011 9581392, C. 0833318466, email@example.com, www.aliceart.co.za Art Afrique Gallery Contemporary Art Gallery, Sandton, T. 011 2927113, Angelique, art@artafrique. co.za, www.artafrique.co.za Artist Proof Studio Wallspace - in collaboration with Artist Proof Studio, Urban Fused - Pop up exhibition at the newly built 27 Boxes. Featuring works by Themba Khumalo, Mario Soares, Joel Mpah Dooh, Charles Kholobeng and many more, 17/06/2015 until 31/07/2015 Selection of up and coming artists, Featuring fine art prints by Artist Proof Studio alumni, associated artists and professional Artists, 01/07/2015 until 31/07/2015, Newtown, T. 011 492 1278, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. artistproofstudio.co.za Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery Will be exhibiting at Turbine Art Fair 2015, Stand TH9, 16/07/2015 until 19/07/2015, Bryanston, T. 011 4638524, email@example.com, www. candicebermangallery.com Cherie de Villiers Gallery Dealers in fine paintings and sculptures by leading South African artists. Sandton, T. 011 3255395, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gallery.co.za/ CIRCA on Jellicoe Revelation: Stories and Secrets Disclosed, Tamlin Blake, 14/05/2015 until 04/07/2015, Family Affair Volume II, Réney Warrington, 11/06/2015 until 04/07/2015, 2 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard. co.za, www.circaonjellicoe.co.za Crouse Art Gallery Paintings and sculptures by well Known South African Artists, Llwellyn Davies, Gerrit Roon, Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, David Novella, Makiwa, Maria, Christiaan Nice and many more, Florida, T. 011 6723821, suzette.crouse@telkomsa. net, www.artdealers.co.za/ Diedericks/Faber Fine Art The Frida Mash-Up Josi, Sandra Hanekom, JP Meyer, Alex Hamilton, Grace Kotze, Heike Davies, Allerton Paul Birchal, l Ella Cronje, Kate Arthur, Sarah Pratt, Hubert Barichievy, Marinda Du Toit, Kim Longhurst, Alice Toich, Joubert Stander, Judy Woodborne, Clementina van der Walt, Terry Angelos, Retha Buitendach, Juanette Smuts, Paula Van Coller Louw, 13/06/2015 until 11/07/2015, Melville, T. 011 7263638, C. 0824981417, email@example.com, www.diedericksfaberfineart.com
Standard Bank Gallery A Space for Landscape, The work of JH Pierneef, 08/07/2015 until 12/09/2015, T. 011 6311889, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. standardbankarts.co.zaa The Henry George Gallery Permanently exhibiting contemporary SA artwork by established artists including Hermann Niebuhr, Sarah Ballam and David & Heidi Hadaway. Also promising emerging artists like Jamy van Zyl, Hari Lualhati and Karen Tearnan. Curating thought-provoking exhibitions. 45, 6th Str, Parkhurst, 2193, Johannesburg www.henrygeorge.co.za 011 880 2698 Open hours: Sat 9.30 to 4pm; Mon 9-12.30; Tues to Fri, 9-4pm.
Helen Wallace Day Exhibitions: The Upper Deck Gallery, Plettenberg Bay; Bamboo Gallery, Melville, Johannesburg; Sharon Samson Gallery, Illovo, Johannesburg; Henry Taylor Gallery, Sandton, Johannesburg; The Turbine Hall Art Fair 2013, Johannesburg Enquiries to: Helenday1007@gmail.com +27 083 458 6040 In Toto Gallery Kirsty May Hall’s Flight, Kirsty May Hall, 23/07/2015 until 24/08/2015, Birdhaven, T. 011 447 6543, email@example.com, www. intotogallery.co.za Johannesburg Art Gallery Kaffersheet, A solo exhibition by Turiya Magadlela, 12/04/2015 until 19/07/2015 Construct to Deconstruct, A solo exhibition by Happy Dhlame, 24/05/2015 until 23/09/2015, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gauteng. net/attractions/entry/johannesburg_art_gallery Lizamore & Associates Gallery Daughter Language, Robert Hamblin, 02/07/2015 until 25/07/2015 Daughters, Heike Allerton-Davies, 02/07/2015 until 25/07/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 8808802, suen@ lizamore.co.za, www.lizamore.co.za
Fith Avenue Fine Art Next Auction: Sunday 2nd August 2015, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040, email@example.com, www.5thaveauctions.co.za
Goodman Gallery Murderer, Jessica Webster, 02/07/2015 until 01/08/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 7881113, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. goodman-gallery.com Graham’s Fine Art Gallery A Selection of Modern and Contemporary Masterpieces, Graham’s exhibits a selection of South African masters including Irma Stern, Gerard Sekoto, J.H. Pierneef, Maggie Laubser, Alexis Preller, Robert Hodgins, Walter Battiss, Stanley Pinker and Peter Clarke. A selection of contemporary artworks by Mustafa Maluka, Michael Petit, Jennifer Morrison, Clare Menck and Mark McWilliams will also be on display. Bryanston, T. 011 4637869, C. 083 605 5000, email@example.com, www. grahamsgallery.co.za
Stevenson Refrain, Ian Grose, 18/06/2015 until 31/07/2015, Braamfontein, T 011 4031055/1908, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stevenson.info UJ Art Gallery Twenty: Art in the time of Democracy, Group show, curated by Gordon Froud, 01/07/2015 until 05/08/2015, APK Campus, Auckland Park, T. 011 5592099, email@example.com, aedempsey@ uj.ac.za, www.uj.ac.za/EN/ArtsandCulture/
Everard Read Come Together | Fall Apart, Nicola Taylor, 09/07/2015 until 25/07/2015, When feelings associate, consciousness forms, Ricky Burnett and Michael Meyersfeld, 30/07/2015 until 22/08/2015, 6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, Monique, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. everard-read.co.za
Gallery 2 Gallery 2, presenting emerging and established artist, Parkwood, T. 011 4470155/98, Glynis, email@example.com, www.gallery2.co.za
Springs Art Gallery We are the only Civic Gallery in the whole of Ekurhuleni. To support Departmental programme and the local Visual Arts and Crafts industry, we have an ongoing commitment to developing more creative partnerships between the arts and business communities in Ekurhuleni, enhancing the business skills of the arts sector and the creative engagement of the business sector. Springs, T. 011 999 8726/7, Tshidiso Makhetha, Thabo.Sekoaila@ekurhuleni.gov.za, www.artmap. co.za/568/springs+art+gallery/
outoftheCUBE opening early June 2015 outoftheCUBE current exhibitions: ‘the one-off: an exhibition of monotype prints’ Many artists and professional printmakers today are exploring the monotype as a creative medium. Formally close to painting but visually more integrated with the paper, outoftheCUBE looks at the monotype as a cross-over medium. www.outofthecube.co.za
Res Gallery Res Gallery is an art gallery involved in promoting and selling digital media art, from limited edition prints to interactive installations, and mixed media artworks. Parkwood, T. 011 880 4054, C. 0741412091, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.resgallery.com
Adèle Oldfield MA (Fine Arts) A detail from “Heirloom” by Adèle Oldfield MA (Fine Arts) Included in the Fine Art & Collectables Auction at Stephan Welz and Co. 4 & 5 August 2015, Ground Floor, South Tower, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. Please contact on: 082 838 9243 or email@example.com Alette Wessels@Pretoria Kunskamer Art gallery & art consultancy, specialising in SA art as an investment, dealing in Old Masters, & selected contemporay art. T. 012 3460728, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pretoriakunskamer.co.za Association of Arts Pretoria Ansa Clacey paintings, 26/06/2015 until 18/07/2015 Sue Fox Selected Works, Sue Fox, 03/07/2015 until 22/07/2015 Exhibition of painting, sculpture & print, Mike & Jonathan Edwards, 10/07/2015 until 29/07/2015 Submit entries: Sasol New Signatures Art Competition, Countrywide submission points: artSPACE durban (Durban), Oliewenhuis Art Museum (Bloemfontein), Pretoria Art Museum (Pretoria), Quad Gallery, Summerstrand Campus, NMMU (Port Elizabeth), Department of Visual Arts, FADA Building, University of Johannesburg (Johannesburg), Sasol Art Museum/University Stellenbosch Museum (Stellenbosch), Erdmann Contemporary (Cape Town), 14/07/2015 until 15/07/2015 Rethinking Patriarchy, Derek Zietsman, 24/07/2015 until 12/08/2015 Poetry & Animation = Film Verse, In collaboration with the ATKV, Diek Grobler & Fopspeen Moving Pictures, 27/07/2015 until 05/08/2015 A tribute to women of the past & present, Group exhibition curated by Avitha Sooful, 31/07/2015 until 19/08/2015, Nieuw Muckleneuk, T. 012 3463100, Nandi, email@example.com, www. artsassociationpta.co.za/news.html Centurion Art Gallery The Centurion Art Gallery is a commercial satellite of the Pretoria Art Museum, Moreletapark, T. 012 3583477, sammym@ tshwane.gov.za, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. pretoriaartmuseum.co.za/centurion
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Hoedspruit Imbizo Gallery In the heart of the bushveld, Imbizo Gallery presents a large selection of works from top S.A. painters and sculptors together with selected glass art, ceramics and individually handmade jewellery, Vanessa Lomas, Marke Meyer, Mpenja, Hannetjie de Clercq, Sar ah Richards, Vince Reid and many more. Hoedspruit, T. 087 808 2826, geoffrey@ lantic.net, www.imbizogallery.com
Deziree Finearts A collection of Contemporary Colonial and African Oil Paintings, Fish Hoek, T. 021 7851120, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. dezireefinearts.co.za Die Kunskamer Works by leading artists, Irma Stern, Hugo Naude, Cecil Skotnes, Cynthia Villet, Norman Catherine, Hardy Botha, Bill Davis, Gail Catlin, Simone Stone, David Brown & Pierneef. Sea Point, T. 021 4349529, email@example.com, www.diekunskamer.co.za
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Fried Contemporary Deals in high-value contemporary South African art. The Collector’s Room, is a dedicated art space in the gallery that showcases the works of professional artists to collectors and invited guests. A selection of previously unpublished photographs from the book: Outland, by artist photographer Roger Ballen is on show from 25 June - 23 July 2015. www.friedcontemporary.com e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: 012 346 0158
Pretoria Art Museum The Pretoria Art Museum document and conserve outstanding examples of mainly South African art; research and compile exhibitions from the permanent collection and host major national and international exhibitions, Pretoria, T. 012 3586752, Mmutle Arthur Kgokong, email@example.com The Leonardo Gallery Sculptures of inhouse artist Suzette Rocher, Tuesday to Saturday on appointment, Arcadia, Pretoria, T. 012 9970520, leonardo.gal@ telkomsa.net, www.theleonardogallery.com St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery ROOFTOP VII The Inner Child, Sculpture exhibition. Participating artists: Gordon Froud, Guy Du Toit, Ruhan Janse Van Vuuren, Michelle Le Grange, Nelson Thaba, Rossouw Van der Walt, Andriaan Diedericks, Yannis John Generalis, Caitiling Greenberg, Ronit Judelman, Kira Kemper, Marke Meyer, Setlamorago Mashilo, Johann Moolman, Andre Prinsloo, Andre Otto & Sara Richards, 26/07/2015 until 30/11/2015, Pretoria, Brooklyn Circle, T. 012 4600284, stlorient@iafrica. com, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stlorient. co.za UNISA Art Gallery Response, Unisa staff exhibition, 27/06/2015 until 17/07/2015, Muckleneuk, T. 012 4415683, Megan Erasmus, email@example.com, www.unisa.ac.za/gallery
KZ Natal Ballito Imbizo Gallery Into Thin Air: a must-see exhibition of paintings and bronzes infused with the breath of life and the meanderings of sensitive minds, Marke Meyer, Nicolaas Roos, Frances Duarte, Mpenja, Steve van der Schyff & Everett Duarte, 11/06/2015 until 31/07/2015, Ballito, T. 032 9461937, info@ imbizogallery.co.za, www.imbizogallery.com
Sarah Richards - Bronze Sculpture Commissions & Small editions for purchase Portrait busts • Monumental statues • Birds • Animals • Figures www.sarahrichards.co.za firstname.lastname@example.org 0837070126
Ramsgate Artists’ Gallery KZN Artists’ Gallery KZN is a quirky yet contemporary art gallery situated in the heart of Ramsgate. Here you can actually meet the top S.A. artists who make up this collective, Marke Meyer, Anton Benzon, Diane Erasmus, Rob Wareing, Coral Spencer, Gela Tolken, Robert Badenhorst collection, Michael Canadas & Jocelyn Boyley, open daily, Ramsgate, KZN, C. 0828184552, markemeyer@ telkomsa.net, www.artistsgallerykzn.com
Newcastle Carnegie Art Gallery Contemporary paintings and sculptures by South African Artists currently on view, Newcastle, KZN, T. 034 3287622, gallery@ newcastle.gov.za, www.carnegie-art.co.za
Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery Ceramics Room - Contrasts: Vessels and Containers, For this display we have selected South African vessels and containers: Zulu beer pots, Rorke’s Drift and Ardmore ceramics, pieces made by students and teachers of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and a selection of commercial studio ceramics. You are invited to compare differences in material, method, size and texture whilst contemplating functional or decorative intent, 17/07/2015 until 31/03/2016, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801, email@example.com, www.tatham.org.za
Umhlanga Rocks Makiwa Gallery Fine Art Gallery. Fine South African Art, original paintings & sculpture. Shop 5B Lighthouse Mall, Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, T. 031 5611194, info@ makiwagalleries.com, www.makiwagalleries.com
North-West University Gallery Conversations we do not have: Voices of Women, Curated by Coral Bijoux, 21/05/2015 until 17/07/2015 Unrest, Hasan & Husain Essop, 30/07/2015 until 18/09/2015, NWU Potchefstroon Campus, T. 018 2994341, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nwu.ac.za/ nwugallery North-West University Botanical Garden Gallery The Garden Gallery is closed for the Winter season. It will open again in August, NWU Potchefstroom Campus, email@example.com, www.nwu.ac.za/nwugallery Donald Greig Gallery & Bronze Foundry
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, C. 0837009669, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artb.co.za Artvark Gallery re-m-Ember 6900 Hectares, 40 artists participate in a part charity show in memory of the Cape Town fires. Artists participating include Lien Botha, Judy Woodborne, Niel Jonker, Maeve Dewar, Donna Mckellar, Theo Paul Vorster, JP Meyer, Laura Du Toit, John Bauer, Fawa Conradie, Jill Trappler, Janet Ranson and many other great artists, 29/05/2015 until 07/07/2015, Kalk Bay, T. 021 788 5584, email@example.com, www.artvark.org Barnard Gallery Picture and Paper, A group exhibition of works on paper by selected artists, 30/06/5015 until 28/07/2015, Newlands, T. 021 6711553, brad@ barnardgallery.com, www.barnardgallery.com Bronze Age Bronze Foundry, Woodstock, T. 021 447 3914, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bronzeage.co.za Casa Labia Gallery The Life of Mortals - Soos Blomme van die Veld, Annelie Venter, 03/05/2015 - 02/08/2015, Muizenberg, T. 021 7886068, Ian Walters - general manager, email@example.com, www.casalabia.co.za Catherine Timotei Art Leonardo da vinci art gallery, Avant Garde International, Catherine Timotei, July 2015, Monaco, Monte Carlo, C. 0837456073, abstractart@ catherinetimotei.com, www.catherinetimotei.com
Mpumalanga Le Gallerie Restoration, Maria Koch, Gustavo Vink, Anica, Jana Branca, Wendy Malan, Michael Heyns, Cornelius Bosch, Christian Nice, Munro, Gerrit Pitout, Roema Photography, 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015, T. 013 767 1093, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. legallerie.co.za
Durban Art Gallery Colouring-in, Clive van den Berg, Andries Botha, Helen Sebidi, Andrew Vester & Charles Sokhaya Nkosi, 09/06/2015 until 23/08/2015 Circular gallery: Legacy Projects 21 years of democracy, 21 artists, 18/07/2015 until 22/08/2015 Gallery 2: DUT Center for Confucius – photography exhibition, 23/07/2015 until 31/08/2015, T. 031 3112264, Thulani.Makhaye@durban.gov.za, www. durban.gov.za
The White River Gallery Looking East, Karin Daymond, 20/06/2015 until 20/07/2015, White River, C. 0836758833, email@example.com, www.whiterivergallery.co.za
Northern Cape 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. Civic Centre, T. 053 8311724/5, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.whag.co.za
EBONY Cape Town Learning to Let Go, A solo show by Grace Kotze (1969-), 04/06/2015 until 03/08/2015, Cape Town, CBD, T. 021 4249985, C. 0764999507, email@example.com, www. ebonydesign.co.za Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of antiques, furniture, bespoke pieces of objet d’arts and fine art, including South African masters. Wynberg, T. 021 7627983, firstname.lastname@example.org, ww w.eclecticaartandantiques.co.za Eclectica Modern Gallery Showcasing an eclectic mix of contemporary art by various artist, Claire Denarie Soffietti, Mary Visser, Peter Pharoah, Amos Letsoalo, Helen van Stolk, Boniface Chikwenhere and Paddy Starling, 9A Cavendish Street, Claremont, T. 021 6717315, email@example.com, www. eclecticaartandantiques.co.za/modern Erdmann Contemporary Speechless, Su Opperman, Jesse Breytenbach, Moray Rhoda, Daniel du Plessis, Gerhard Human, Luntu Vumazonke & Zapiro N.D. Mazin, 26/05/2015 until 11/07/2015 Co-Existence Part II, Manfred Zylla, Antonin Mareš & Garth Erasmus, 21/07/2015 until 29/08/2015, Gardens, T. 021 422 2762, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.erdmanncontemporary.co.za
34 Fine Art CRISP - Group Exhibition, Mr Brainwash, Sir Peter Blake, Goncalo Mabunda, Jade Doreen Waller, Norman Catherine, Asha Zero and Esther Mahlangu, 01/05/2015 until 06/11/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 461 1863, email@example.com, www.34fineart.com
The Artists’ Press New Lithographs by Anton Kannemeyer. His most recent lithographs, signed at the end of 2014, add to his ongoing Alphabet of Democracy series, Currently on our website, Waterfield Farm near White River. T. 013 7513225, C. 0836763229, mark@ 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
Eatwell Art Gallery Open Studio, Lynne-Marie Eatwell, Eric Oswald Eatwell and Mags Eatwell, Month of July, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767, toonlynne@ gmail.com, www.eatwellgallery.com
Everard Read Winter, Group exhibition, 25/06/2015 until 20/07/2015 Ben Coutivides & Lisa Strachan exhibition, 30/07/2015 until 16/08/2015, V & A Waterfront, T. 021 4184527, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.everardread-capetown.co.za
artSPACE durban 29 June – 18 July - “Durban – Yesterday, Now and Tomorrow” - group show; “Prick! Subversive Stitch”- swany, 20 July - 1 August - “Umlambo uswiwa nge dondolo” a Solo Exhibition by Bambo Sibiya sponsored by Alliance Francais de Durban and Barclay’s 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Rd), Durban tel: +27 31 312 0793 www.artspace-durban.com
Private Gallery permanently exhibiting artworks of Donald Greig - internationally renowned sculptor of wildlife bronzes. The casting technique and bronze pour can be viewed in the foundry. Open Mon - Fri 09.30 – 17.30, Sat 09.30 – 13.00 14 West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 021 418 0003, www.donaldgreig.com
Commune.1 Load Shedding, Group Exhibition featuring 11 young South African artists, 30/06/2015 16/07/2015, Wale Street, Cape Town, T. 0214475918, Leigh-Anne Niehaus, email@example.com, www. commune1.com/ Diedericks/Faber Fine Art Bet you Look Good On The Dance Floor - Vanessa Berliein, An Exhibition of paintings, video & photographs exploring the relationships, dialogues & loss of inhibition that happen unexpectedly between people when given the chance to hide behind borrowed personas, 02/07/2015 - 22/07/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 552 8871, firstname.lastname@example.org, elton@ diedericksfaberfineart.com, www.diedericksfaberfineart. com
Gallery F Specialists in Collectable Photography 78 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town www.galleryf.co.za | email@example.com 021 423 4423 | 083 594 8959
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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS Goodman Gallery Group show: Speaking Back, Curated By Natasha Becker, 23/05/2015 until 04/07/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4627567, Zach Viljoen, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. goodman-gallery.com
Johans Borman Fine Art A showcase for the best of SA Masters and leading contemporary artists, Newlands, T. 021 6836863, C. 0825664631, art@ johansborman.co.za, www.johansborman.co.za
G2 Art We are a permanent gallery in the Cape Town CBD, offering a diverse range of painting, mixed media and sculpture by South African artists., We are currently featuring new work by Nicole Pletts, Jimmy Law and Kelly John Gough, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169, email@example.com, www.g2art.co.za/ contact-us/
Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery ‘Dreaming of Africa’ Oil on Canvas by Heather Auer 90 x 90 cm Quayside Centre c/n Wharf & St Georges St Simon’s Town 7975 Western Cape firstname.lastname@example.org www.heatherauer.com Tel +27 (0)21 7861309 0827792695 0828289203 Hout Bay Gallery Situated in the beautiful seaside town of Hout Bay. Artworks include Paintings, Furniture & Sculptures by South African Artists. Art by Sarah Danes Jarrett, Koos De Wet, David Kuijers, Russell Travers, Sam Allerton, Schalk Van Der Merwe, Claude Chandler, Candice Dawn B and many more. Open every day, All welcome. Hout Bay, T. 021 790 3618, C. 072 447 8262, email@example.com, www.houtbaygallery.co.za
Overwhelmingly Ordinary, Christina Bredahl Dueland, Henrik Capetillo, Katja Bjorn, Natascha Thiara Rydvald, Niels Pugholm, Soren Thilo Funder, Samantha Kentridge, Greg Bakker & Katey Carson, 07/07/2015 until 17/07/2015 Weight of the World, William Scarbrough, 07/07/2015 Final Frontier, Guardian Doc, Bernado Britto, Josh Tanner, Soren Thilo Funder & Frances Bodomo, 21/07/2015 until 31/07/2015, T. 021 480 7170, Nkule Mabaso, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. michaelis.uct.ac.za/galleries
Kalk Bay Modern Gallery Kalk Bay Modern will be hosting their annual Painting Show “Modern Painting II” in August. Gallery opens everyday 9:30-5pm. 136 Main Rd, 1st Flr Olympia Bldg, Kalk Bay Tel: 021 788 6571, Fax: 021 788 6793 email: email@example.com website: www.kalkbaymodern.co.za Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Fine Arts Foundry and sculpture casting service, Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Chris Bladen & Gilbert Banda, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7888736, C. 0731807209, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mogalakwena Gallery “Conversations” Hylton Nel and Nico Masemula until 31 July 2015
Lesley Charnock Art Gallery A selection of work by Lesley Charnock and Helen van Stolk, Open 7 days a week, Newlands, C. 0824241033, Helen, email@example.com, www.lesleycharnock.com
3 Church Street, Cape Town Between Adderley Street and St George’s Mall
Provenance Auction House Classic Continental Auction, Wednesday 29th July @ 10:30, T. 021 461 8009, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. provenanceart.co.za Quincy’s Antiques Art and Collectables Art, Antiques, Curios & Gifts, Rondebosch, T. 021 6851986, email@example.com
Ryno Swart Art Gallery Venice 2015, 12 days of painting in the city of dreams under the expert guidance of Ryno Swart, 19/10/2015 until 31/10/2015, Simon’s Town, T. 021 7863975, C. 0735111796, ryno@ artistvision.com, www.artistvision.org Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and Clay Museum Heather Gourley-Conningham Solo, Elise Latter Solo and NOT a Portrait Group Exhibition, 30/06/2015 until 23/07/2015, Durbanville, T. 021 9764691, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rust-en-vrede.com
Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection 19 August – 12 September 2015 “Act Naturally II”. An exhibition of paintings by Craig Actually Smith www.salon91.co.za 021-424-6930 91 Kloof Street, Cape Town Sanlam Art Gallery Permanent collection of South African art & a large exhibition space. Bellville, T. 021 9473359, Stefan.Hundt@sanlam.co.za, www. sanlam.co.za SMAC Art Gallery, CT Peter Eastman: Solo Exhibition, 04/07/2015 until 15/08/2015, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4225100, email@example.com, www.smacgallery.com South African Jewish Museum David Rubinger. Eyewitness to History 60 Years of Israeli Photojournalism, David Rubinger, 18/05/2015 until 31/07/2015, Gardens, T. 021 4651546, gavin@ sajewishmuseum.co.za, www.sajewishmuseum.org.za
Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery Dealers in Contemporary South African Fine Art (& the Old Masters) and picture framing. 114 Kendal Rd, Eversdal, Durbanville, 7550 T. 021 975 1744 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artpro.co.za In-Fin-Art - Picture Framers & Art Gallery Expert advice | Extensive range of moulding profiles | Custom made hand-finished frames | Conservation framing with museum glass | Original art by local contemporary artists 9 Wolfe St, Wynberg Tel: 021 761 2816 email@example.com www.infinart.co.za Iziko SA National Gallery Seedtime, Omar Badsha, 24/04/2015 - 02/08/2015, Cape Town Central,T. 021 4674660, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.iziko.org.za
Lutge Gallery We showcase South African antique furniture and architectural features as well as Allan Lutge’s table designs that are constructed in reclaimed indigenous woods, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4248448 or 021 788 8931, lutgegallery@ netactive.co.za, www.lutge.co.za
Red! The Gallery Contemporary Art Auction, Thursday 30 July 2015 at 18H30. 65 pieces of art will be going under the hammer, Including art from Andrew Cooper, David Kuijers, Derric van Rensburg & Junior Fungai to name a few. Steenberg Village Shopping Centre, Reddam Avenue, Tokai. Email: email@example.com Phone: 021 7010886 Website: www.redthegallery.co.za
Michaelis Galleries The Animals, Ruben Mandoza, Paola Buontempo, Lilo Mangelsdorff, Kire Paputts, Jan Solday, Igor Seregi, Hehmet Ulusahin, Christophe Loizilon & Imraan Christiaan, 24/06/2015 until 03/07/2015
Framing Place 46 Lower Main Road, Observatory, 7925 Tel: 021 447 3988 firstname.lastname@example.org www.framingplace.co.za
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SA Print Gallery, Cape Town Revisiting the Masters Portfolio of Exquisite prints from artists such as Walter Battiss, Cecil Skotnes, John Muafangejo and Eric Laubscher 109 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock www.printgallery.co.za Tel 021 4626851 South African Society of Artists SASA was founded to cater specifically to the practicing artist. We hold four exhibitions annually. All work at all four exhibitions is available for sale. Cape Town Central, T. 021 6718941, email@example.com, www. sasa-artists.co.za
Red Room The art to live on top of the world with Robert Hodgins, Walter Battiss, Diane Victor, Wilma Cruise, Judith Mason and many more. Swing by and adventure through our oils, drawings, prints and sculpture! 62 Mount Rhodes Drive, Hout Bay 071 602 1908 - www.redroomart.co.za Rose Korber Art Group show: Contemporaries II, Including William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas, Sam Nhlengethwa, Willie Bester, Robert Slingsby, Norman Catherine, Richard Smith, Claudette Schreuders, Pamela Stretton, Judith Mason, Lyndi Sales, Wendy Anziska, Stephen Inggs, John Kramer, Gordon Radowsky, Louise Gelderblom and Laura du Toit, 01/07/2015 - 31/07/2015, 8 Vrede Street, Gardens, off Hatfield Street, T. 021 4330957, C. 0827816144, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rosekorberart.com
StateoftheART Gallery A permanent gallery situated in the heart of Cape Town offering a diverse and affordable selection of contemporary art including paintings, ceramics and works on paper, Featured artists include Claude Chandler, Michaela Rinaldi, Juanita Oosthuizen, Floris van Zyl, Karen Wykerd and Janet Botes, amongst others, Cape Town CBD, T. 021 8014710, C. 0724709272, email@example.com, www.stateoftheart-gallery.com Stevenson Nine Artists, Marvin Luvualu Antonio, Iman Issa, Peterson Kamwathi, Matthew Alexander King, Mame-Diarra Niang, Thierry Oussou, Zakara Raitt, Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Ephrem Solomon, 04/06/2015 until 18/07/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stevenson.info Sulger-Buel Lovell Sulger-Buel Lovell is born from a desire to support and focus on artists working in, or originating from, Africa and its diaspora. Both partners wish to share their passion for contemporary African art with artists, collectors, and the public. Woodstock, T. 021 4475918, email@example.com, info@ lovellgallery.co.za, www.sulger-buel-lovell.com/
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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: Vuyisani Mgijima THE CAPE GALLERY
Open Mon - fri: 9h30 - 17h00 Sat: 10h00 - 14h00 27 21 423 5309 firstname.lastname@example.org www.capegallery.co.za
Art School in Durbanville WHOW-studios, an art school situated in the heart of Durbanville, have been offering a wide selection of weekly post-matric art classes since opening its doors in January 2015. Students may choose form classes in drawing, painting, sculpting or ceramics, while there are also a number of workshops on offer. Practical and theory classes allow for all levels of competence and development, and thus we can comfortably accommodate beginner as well as advanced artists. The classes are presented by well-known artists such as Greg Kerr, Andries Gouws, Leonie E Brown, Earl Parker and Johan Coetzee, who are all highly experienced as art educators. The main aim of WHOW-studios is to provide a milieu in which both local and national artists may have the freedom to express themselves fully in terms of their creativity. The
studios’ facilities are functional and purpose-built, and provide more than sufficient light and space to facilitate unrestricted creativity and art-making. The well-equipped ceramics studio is especially popular and is competently managed by the highly qualified and well-known ceramicist Alessandro Pappada, who for the past eight years has been working under the mentorship of the internationally renowned ceramicist Hennie Meyer. WHOW-studios are also rightfully proud of the in-house art reference library, which boasts a wide selection of art and ceramics books, as well as a variety of magazines. This aesthetically pleasing room offers a peaceful space in which course attendees may work and look for new ideas and inspiration, or simply relax for a while during breaks. WHOW-studios are furthermore delighted to announce
their first art exhibition. Strijdom van der Merwe, South Africa’s most well-known land artist, is exhibiting the documentation of his most interesting land art works under the curatorship of Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen, thus presenting the art lover with an event that should not be missed. The works may be viewed between 09:00 and 16:00 on week days. WHOW-studios provide safe parking in a peaceful environment and, to top it all, also offer the visitor a cup of delicious coffee. We thus extend a heartfelt invitation to the reader to come and experience the studios’ welcoming and inspiring ambience, where the friendly staff and management are always at the ready to help solve any art-related problem. For further information, please visit our webpage at www.whow.co.za or contact us at 021 976 6784.
ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS The AVA Gallery The AVA Gallery/Strauss & Co Printmaking Open Studio, The AVA gallery space, thanks to Strauss & Co and BASA, has been turned into an open studio for 32 artists and 7 printmakers, 04/06/2015 until 25/07/2015 The Open Stoep Residency: Sober and Lonely, This is an experimental, arbitrary and weather-dependent project. We invite artists, curators, critics, scholars, students and patrons to activate the front entrance to the gallery in quirky, epigrammatic, and sometimes sombre ways. The residency will be hosted twice a month, for a period of minutes up to a month, depending on the participant’s attention span, 01/07/2015 until 15/07/2015, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436, email@example.com, www.ava.co.za The Cape Gallery Cities in motion, Tyrone Appollis, Patrick Cordingley, Tony Grogan, Vuyisani Mgijima, Willie Steyn, Rudolph Tshie, Anita van Zyl, Mandla Vanyaza & Timothy Zantsi, 02/07/2015 until 25/07/2015, Cape Town, T. 021 4235309, web@ capegallery.co.za, www.capegallery.co.za The Framery Art Gallery This vibrant and friendly 20 year old gallery in metropolitan Sea point have a permanent exhibition. Expert picture framing done on our premises., Painting and mosaic by Marcelino Manhula, Ronald Muchatuta, Loyiso Mkize, Fikile Mqayi, Elizabeth Robertson, Elizabeth Wood, Tatyana Binovska, Stuart Valentine-Rambridge, Richard Pike, among others, Sea Point, T. 021 434 5022, Debbie Grewe, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. theframeryartgallery.tripod.com/framery/index.html
Franschhoek Art in the Yard Local and international artists: Alexandra Spyratos, Vanessa Berlein, Frans Smit, Chris Denovan, Lindsay Patton, Varenka Paschke and Mark Hilltout. Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280, lizelle@ artintheyard.co.za, www.artintheyard.co.za EBONY Franschhoek We are proudly showing recent acquisitions by a selection of classic SA Masters including Erik Laubscher, Simon Stone, Cecil Skotnes, Peter Dean, and others. Contemporary works by Hayden Phipps, Zarah Cassim, Joan Peeters, James Nilsen-Mira, Hugh Byrne, Marlene von Durckheim, Ashleigh Olsen, Caroline Gibello and more on display as well as the usual mix of great South African craft and design. Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, C. 0825582221, gernot@ebonydesign. co.za, www.ebonydesign.co.za IS Art Winter Group Exhibition, Featuring works by various artists, 13/06/2015 until 31/07/2015, Franschoek, T. 021 8762071, www.facebook.com/ pages/Is-Art-Franschhoek/147031572033399?sk=i nfo&tab=page_info, email@example.com
The Studio Kalk Bay A creative, dynamic and vibrant space in the heart of Kalk Bay, Cape Town, housing the studio of Donna McKellar, Kalk Bay, info@ thestudiokalkbay.co.za, www.thestudiokalkbay.co.za
The Gallery at Grande Provence Collection of the best contemporary South African Art, Phillemon Hlungwani, Andrew Verster, Grace da Costa, Theo Megaw, Toby Megaw, Hanneke Benade, Shany van der Berg & Carl Roberts, Ongoing, Franschhoek, T. 021 876 8630, C. 0825527262, gallery@ grandeprovence.co.za, www.grandeprovence.co.za/ franschhoek-news-and-events/gallery-news.html
Wall Art Gallery V & A Waterfront, T. 0214181953, Wall Gallery, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wallsaart. co.za/
Wonki Ware Di Marshall pottery. South African Dinnerware and Table Accessories. George, T. 044 884 1883, email@example.com, www.wonkiware.co.za
What if the World Gallery New Gestures: Fabricated to be Photographed, Nico Krijno, 11/06/15 until 11/07/2015, New Voices 01, Mia Chaplin, Mitchell Gilbert Messina and Molly Steven 11/06/15 until 11/07/2015, Woodstock Cape Town, T. 021 4472376 C. 0764222387 firstname.lastname@example.org, www. whatiftheworld.com
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De Rust Portal Gallery Selected contemporary artists, including Carl Becker, JP Meyer, Estelle Marais,Diane McLean and Hermann Niebuhr. Gallery hours flexible. De Rust, T. 082 2976977, email@example.com, www.art. co.za
Langebaan Bay Gallery Exhibiting unique, happy works of Art, celebrating Life, especially on the West Coast, New exciting local artists include Anna Meredith and Aletia. We are also on Facebook, Langebaan, C. 0733048744, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.baygallery.co.za 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, C. 0828538187, email@example.com, www.facebook.com/ThePumpkinHouse
Sasol Art Museum Permanent collection of paintings, graphic works and sculptures, as well as anthropological collection. Regular temporary art exhibitions of national & international artists, Stellenbosch, T. 021 808 3690, UW2@sun.ac.za Slee Gallery Available works by Johann Slee, Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 3385, Carla, gallery@slee. co.za, www.slee.co.za/gallery SMAC Art Gallery Kate Gottgens: Solo Exhibition, 27/06/2015 - 08/08/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 3607, firstname.lastname@example.org, nastassja@smacgallery. com email@example.com, www.smacgallery.com Stellenbosch Art Gallery, We are having a mixed exhibition by a group of artists: Wilco Roon, Eben Van der Merwe, John Kramer, Aviva Maree and Conrad Theys, There will also be Old Masters: George Pemba, Alexander Rose-Innes and Hugo Naude, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8283489, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, www.stellenboschartgallery.co.za
Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. Paarl, T. 021 872 5030, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.houtstreetgallery.co.za
Plettenberg Bay The White House Venue & Theatre Exhibition venue, Plettenberg bay, T. 044 5332010, caitlin@ whg.co.za, www.whitehousevenue.co.za
Prince Albert Prince Albert Gallery Established in 2003, the gallery always has an eclectic mic of art on display. Prince Albert, T. 023 5411057, karoogallery@ intekom.co.za, www.princealbertgallery.co.za
Art@39Long Lovely home-style gallery set in a beautiful garden.Artworks are carefully selected and varied. Work by mostly Southern Cape Artists are permanently on display. Kitty Munch and Lee Molenaar exhibits in July. Great Brak River, C. 0825763338, email@example.com
Hermanus Abalone Gallery Between Conceptual and Spiritual, Alta Botha, John Clarke, ELzaby Laubscher, Judith Mason, André Naudé, Lynette ten Krooden, Jeannette Unite, Louis van Heerden & Kristin Hua Yang, until 13/07/2015, Encounters, Works on canvas and on paper by Pat Mautloa, until 13/07/2015, Gallery closed from 14 July – 4 August, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935, Ortrud, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. abalonegallery.co.zam Rossouw Modern Art Gallery Rossouw Modern and Rossouw Modern SPACE will be closed for our annual winter break. We all return on the 7th of July and the galleries reopen on the 20th of July. You can only reach us through e mail. Hermanus, T. 028 313 2222, Jozua, email@example.com, www. rossouwmodern.com
The Kraal Gallery South Africa’s premier hand weaving artists. Hand weaving is our passion (est 1973 by the Daniel family). Commissions welcomed for silk and wool wall hangings, tapestries, rugs of all sizes locally and globally. Enquiries: 021 8562130/ 021 8833881. Proudly Hand-woven, Socially Responsible, Environmentally Aware firstname.lastname@example.org www.thekraalgallery.com US Art Gallery Regular temporary art exhibitions of national and international artists, as well as permanent exhibitions of the visual art collections, anthropological and cultural historical objects, and the University history. Stellenbosch, T. 021 808 3489, email@example.com, www.blogs.sun.ac.za/ kunsgalery/about/
The Shop at Grande Provence Fine tribal artefacts and jewellery by Ilse Malan, Ongoing, Grande Provence Estate, T. 021 8768630, C. 0825527262, gallery@ grandeprovence.co.za, www.grandeprovence.co.za/ gallery-and-art-franschhoek/The-Shop.html
Crouse Art Gallery Various Artists, Christiaan Nice, Makiwa, Maria, Walter Meyer, Gerrit Roon, Anton Benzon, Ella, Este Mostert, Charmain Eastment, Diane Erasmus, Bea, Carla Bosch, Daily 08h00 to 18h00, George, T. 044 8870361, suzette.crouse@telkomsa. net, www.artdealers.co.za
De Geheime Botrivier The Femme Fatale, Mtini explores the female estranged whilst exposing her power her weakness her tower her strength. In the poetry of canvass and light some things glossy some things bright. From the gay male perspective another look at the female form in almost cold abstraction. Visit us on facebook: de geheime botrivier., 01/06/2015 until 01/08/2015, Botrivier Hotel, Main Road, C. 0823484539, firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Rupert Museum JH Pierneef’s Johannesburg Station Panels - considered to mark the high point of his career. Twenty-eight panels are of landscapes and the remaining four of indigenous trees, Stellenbosch, T. 021 888 3344, firstname.lastname@example.org, deh@remgro. com, www.rupertmuseum.org
Knysna Fine Art Winter Exhibition including works by Phillemon Hlungwani, Deborah Bell, Norman Catherine and Hannelie Taute, 01/07/2015 - 31/07/2015, A Different Drummer Collection of work including Errol Boyley, Claude Jammet, Eleanor Esmond-White, Clement Serneels and Nita Spilhaus 01/07/2015 31/07/2015 Thesen House T. 044 382 5107 Jade Wright email@example.com www.finearts.co.za
UCT Irma Stern Museum Nature and Nurture, Local Ikebana and Bonsai clubs will display flower arrangements and miniature trees. Morning walkabouts at 11am, 01/07/2015 until 04/07/2015, Rosebank, T. 021 685 5686, C. 078 191 9470, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. irmasternmuseum.org.za
ArtKaroo Fine Art by artists from the Karoo, Oudtshoorn, T. 044 2791093, email@example.com, www.artkaroo.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 contemporary exhibition of The Helgaard Steyn Awards 1987-2013. Experiences: Historic Walk – Wednesdays & Sculpture Walk – Thursdays (10:00-11:00 bookings essential) T 021 876 8850, E firstname.lastname@example.org, www.la-motte.com
In the courtyard of historic HERITAGE SQUARE, these 2 boutique galleries feature art; photography; sculpture and mixed media. With owner-curated, new exhibitions on a monthly basis, and the participating artists on hand, the shows are interactive and edgy. Heritage Square (inner courtyard), 100 Shortmarket Str (cnr Bree), Cape Town (027) 0711915034 capetown.gallery@gmail. com www.newheritagegallery.com
Oude Libertas Gallery The gallery is open to the public free of charge. New exhibitions every six weeks. Stellenbosch - c/o Adam Tas & Libertas Rds, T. 021 8098412, C. 0824155609, oudelibertasgallery@ gmail.com, www.oudelibertas.co.za
The Framing Place Conservation framing, framing of art, Block mounting and Block frames. Observatory, T. 021 4473988, email@example.com
THE d’VINE art ROOM at New Heritage Gallery
Willie Botha Sculpture Gallery Permanent Exhibition of sculptures by Willie Botha and paintings by Charmaine de Jongh Gelderblom, Hermanus, T. 028 3132304, C. 0827832663, decolite@mweb. co.za, www.williebothasculptures.com
SA Print Gallery, Prince Albert Collection of prints by Bambo Sibiya now available from the Prince Albert Print Room. Bambo Sibiya Title: Rebelle De La Mode Medium: Lithograph Date: 2013 Print Size: 380x495mm www.printgallery.co.za | kevin@printgallery. co.za | Cell 0837492719
D-Street Gallery Two Solo’s, Elizabeth MillerVermeulen - Sur(-)face & Strijdom van der Merwe Crate, 28/05/2015 until 04/07/2015, Stellenbsoch, T. 021 8832337, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. dstreetgallery.com
Riebeek Kasteel Riebeek Kasteel - The Gallery Open daily 10am-4pm. Large selection of contemporary art and ceramics. Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Riebeek Kasteel, email@example.com, www.galleryriebeek.co.za/
Somerset West Dante’ Art & Decor New Nicole Pletts. Always in demand, come and check out her new pieces before they go!, Somerset West, T. 021 8518142, info@ danteartgallery.co.za, www.danteartgallery.co.za/ index.php Liebrecht Gallery A custom built fine art gallery in the CBD of Somerset West. Somerset West, T. 021 8528030, C. 0826825710, vineyardartists@gmail. com, www.liebrechtgallery.com
Stellenbosch Art at Tokar a Julia Meintjes Fine Art continues to showcase South African art at Tokara Winery, with a new exhibition opening at the beginning of July, Stellenbosch, T. 011 788 0820, Crest of the Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, info@juliameintjes. co.za, www.juliameintjes.co.za
Wilderness Beatrix Bosch Studio Beatrix Bosch artworks now on permanent display at the Wilderness Hotel, Garden Route, Wilderness, T. 044 8770585, bosch@ beatrixbosch.co.za, www.beatrixbosch.co.za
SA ART TIMES | JULY 2015
OPENING OF HERMANUS FYNARTS / DIANE VICTOR & GORDON FROUD’S SECOND LIFE EXHIBITION Photos: GP Clark-Brown
1 Diane Victor and Gordon Froud exhibiting together for the first time in 7 years. The title of their show stems from Diane’s lifesaving kidney operation last year. 2 Mary Faure & Stephan Welz gave the opening address 3 Stefan Hundt & Patrick Chapman
VIVA AFRIQUE EXHIBITION LAUNCH AT RED! THE GALLERY Photos: Michaela Irving
4 Louise Alice Hurman & Resh Nel 5 Ondine & Mary Julyan
OPENING OF AUDREY ANDERSON & ROSS PASSMOOR’S EXHIBITION AT GALLERY 2 Photos: Gallery 2
6 Dirk Bahmann, Audrey Anderson & Ross Passmoor 8 Nicole Lombard, Niell Jordan & Janice Keugen
URBANISM EXHIBITION AT HALIFAX ART Photos: Halifax Art & art.co.za
7 Interview with Lerato Boitumelo Kwela from JoburgToday.tv 9 Opening speaker Amichai Tahor
SHEENA RIDLEY EXHIBITION AT BENGUELA COVE Photos: Sheena Ridley
10 Patrick Chapman, Nick Rea & Sheena Ridley at the opening 11 Sheena Ridley demonstrates the importance of armature
GALLERY MOMO CAPE TOWN LAUNCH Photos: Michaela Irving
12 Firaas Booley and Nicole Jansen 13 Gallery owner Monna Mokoena 14 Fanie Jason and Memory Biwa
FIRST THURSDAYS, CAPE TOWN Photos: Michaela Irving
15 Calla Beddoo with one of her works at The Cape Gallery 16 Jan Royce is interviewed by Khanya Ngumbela at Jan Royce Gallery
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Haegue Yang: Temporary Permanent | Galerie Wien Lukatsch 1 May - 31 July 2015
Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967 | MoMA 25 April – 18 October 2015
The exhibition presents different modes of Yang’s visual languages emerging from a complex literary narrative; a series of word and image collages, Sonic Sculptures and new Straw Sculptures. Temporary Permanent portrays Yang’s most recent development of studiously adhering to notions of ‘folk’ as well as engaged experiments transcending literary references.
Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans is the signature work in the artist’s career and a landmark in MoMA’s collection. exhibition also includes drawings and illustrated books Warhol made in the 1950s, when he started his career as a commercial artist, and other paintings and prints from the 1960s, when he became a beacon of the Pop art movement.
IBIZA ART IBIZA 2015 INTERNATIONAL | Ibiza 16 – 19 July 2015 An artistic platform that promotes an interactive commercial and communication exchange at both national and international levels in the art industry – straightening in the eyes of vanguards public that leads and understands the constant transformation of the actual world.
ROME Steve McCurry: Beyond Sight | Cinecittà, Teatro 1 18 April – 20 September 2015 Steve McCurry’s new exhibition presents to the public his most recent works and a series of shots that are related to this amazing research that goes beyond the sight through doors and windows to tell about space and light, to overcome pain and fear.
MONACO Art Monaco ‘15 | Chapiteau Fontvieille 9 - 12 July 2015 All artists chosen to participate in Art Monaco ’15 will be custom-picked by our experienced team of art critics. Complimenting the raw elegance and breathtaking beauty that the Principality of Monaco famously boasts, Art Monaco will once again provide a platform for attendees to experience only the most compelling and current work that the fine art world has to offer.
TOKYO Legendary artists of Japanese Western Painting | Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum 18 July – 6 September 2015 The history of 20th century Japanese art through the Nika Association: The list of legendary Western-style painters who exhibited in the Nika Association Exhibition includes such names as Kishida Ryusei, Saeki Yuzo, Koga Harue, Foujita Tsuguharu, Matsumoto Shunsuke, Okamoto Taro, and Togo Seiji – not to mention Henri Matisse and other European masters.
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Nushin Elahi’s London Letter read more at london-letter.com
It sure looks like fun, but is it ART? That was the response I got showing someone the photo of myself flying across the London skyline in the Hayward Gallery show Carsten Höller: Decision (until 6 September). It certainly was fun: shooting down a slide that twirls against the building, gliding on a rotating flying machine above the South Bank and groping along a disorientating pitch black corridor. Fun, yes, art, not really. The artist aims to turn our sense of the world upside down and offer a different perspective, constantly throwing choices at us. Which entrance, which slide, which flying machine? we ask. The answer is generally simply the next one available, just the same as any theme park that offers similar thrills and equally long queues. The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition (until 16 August) has drawn crowds for over two centuries and something in the eclectic mix ensures it continues to do so. Twelve thousand public send-ins are reduced to a whopping 1200 pieces that offer something for absolutely everyone. The show is a major fundraiser for the Academy’s school, and exhibits works by unknown and established artists hanging side by side with only a number to identify them. Each year has a different feel, and this year curator Michael Craig-Martin has injected colour right into the heart of the building, painting the three gracious central halls of the Academy a vivid cerise and blue. And that’s after you have climbed up stairs covered in vibrant coloured tape, an installation by Scottish artist Jim Lambie. This is playful and fun, and despite the numbers, it is so well hung that one gets a sense of space. South African William Kentridge is now an honourary Academician, and his large studies of African trees give a powerful weight to one of the rooms. On the opposite side of the building is another project, a fifty-year-old labour of love by Tom Phillips. He has turned each page of a Victorian novel into a miniature artwork, creating a fascinating interplay between past and present. American artist Agnes Martin couldn’t be further from the frenetic noise of a blockbuster. Martin, a contemporary of Abstract Expressionists Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko, followed her own muse. Her struggles with mental ill health are revealed in the obsessive use of repetition, particularly of a grid format, with painstaking mark making of fine pencil dots. The work is almost all in a large square format, slightly smaller in later life, and her colours range predominantly from white to the palest pastel washes of colour. Nothing hits you in the face, but for those prepared for the quiet contemplative study art used to demand, this is a soothing balm. They have not got the fiery resonance of a Rothko, but in a similar vein, few paintings reveal their full depth in a photograph. The Tate Modern is systematically highlighting women artists, many of them overlooked by history, most recently Sonia Delaunay, Marlene Dumas, and now Martin (until 11 October). As Martin painted well into her nineties, there is a large body of work in what is the first retrospective since her death in 2004.
Header: RA Summer exhibition installation view Left, top: Which way down? – Carsten Höller offers choices at the Hayward Gallery
Left, centre: Flying across the London skyline at the Hayward Gallery – the author captures the playful side to Carsten Höller
Left, bottom: RA Summer Exhibition – Jim Lambie’s staircase
Top, first: RA Summer Exhibition – William Kentridge installation
Second: RA Summer Exhibition – a riot of colour Third: Agnes Martin installation shot – Tate Modern Above: Agnes Martin installation shot – Tate Modern All Photos: Nushin Elahi
SA BUSINESS ART | JULY 2015
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Art meets Antiques at The National Antiques & Decorative Arts Faire 24 - 26 July 2015 | Sandton Convention Centre The National Antiques & Decorative Arts Faire has established itself not only as the purveyor of fine antiques, collectables and decorative arts but has become the magnet for those who are art aficionados and who want to experience art both in a gallery setting and as part of exquisite decor settings. There is no question that there is a global movement towards what is being termed ‘crossover collecting’. Today, collectors mix and match their collecting genres and, thanks to the proliferation of antique road shows, collecting shows and restoration programmes, people are catching the collecting bug and are seeing the benefits, both personally and financially, of becoming collectors. Internationally, antique fairs have begun to incorporate future art masters’ work alongside old masters’. ‘From Regal to Retro’, the National Antiques & Decorative Arts Faire presents a range from along the timeline: from a 17th Century painting of Simon van der Stel to a contemporary William Kentridge original; a rare 18th Century German armoire to modern Danish furniture from the 1970s. An eclectic melange gives visitors, of all ages and from all walks of life, the chance to mix and match across different genres and periods. Since its inception in 2000, the NAADA Faire has sought to bring collecting to the attention of all those who love beautiful things – and to incorporate new and exciting collecting genres – from celebrating military milestones or showcasing classic cars. This year, the SA Mint will add a new dimension to the Faire by hosting coin collectors as part of the Johannesburg Coin Fair Pavilion. Art – An Essentiial in the Mix With so many antique dealers picking up significant South African Masters’ art pieces in their day-to-day dealings with collectors, the art section of the NAADA Faire has, over the years, gained importance and at the 2015 NAADA Faire there will be some significant art on show, including; • 18th Century Girl from Naples Portrait by Count Pietro Antonio Rotari (Verona 1707 - St Petersburg 1762), painter for the Romanov Tsarina Caterina the Great. The painting, of which a variant in red chalk is in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, is in an original Louis Sixteenth gilt frame and measures 41 x 31cms. •
Top to Bottom: VOC Ship Cape Table Bay by Unknown Artist, 18thC Portrait of Girl from Naples by Antonio Rotari, 18thC Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, with illustration by Lute Vink Doulton Lambeth Art Nouveau Stoneware Vase
Dutch antique dealer Ricus Dullaert also found a rare painting of a Dutch VOC ship entering Table Bay with Table Mountain and Cape Town in the early days in the background. Painted in oil on canvas by an 18th Century unknown artist, the 44.5 x 36cm painting was discovered by a Dutch noble family and, only once restored did this treasure, rich in detail and history, come to light.
A number of significant art pieces will be on sale at the National Antiques Faire including Irma Stern mix media-on-board and gouache pieces and other highly collectable names in the world of art.
Books Illustrated, UK specialist dealers in illustration and publishers of fine limited edition books, will be launching their limited edition of 200 copies to celebrate The Jungle Book author, Rudyard Kipling’s 150th anniversary. What makes their visit to South Africa so important is that they commissioned South African wildlife artist Lute Vink to illustrate this beautiful collectors’ book. Also from Books Illustrated: limited edition publications of A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare and a book of poetry featuring ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ titled Purr & Feather.
The Charles Greig Gallery will also feature, for the first time at the NAADA Faire, some of its iconic bronzes as well as a selection of Ardmore Ceramics.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Royal Doulton will be Ed Pascoe, the world’s biggest dealer in English ceramics who comes with his prestige collection of rare Royal Doulton pieces including the magnificent Charge of the Light Brigade, a collectors’ piece selling for R240 000. Other significant pieces include the Doulton Lambeth Faience Vase c 1880 at R42 000 and a rare Art Nouveau Stoneware Vase at R51 500.
The presentation and glamour of the National Antiques & Decorative Arts Faire is unmatched in South Africa – from the decor design presentation style that matches antiques and collectables with contemporary art to the glamour of the opening night which takes place on the 23rd July where 500 of the who’s who of collecting come together. The result is the most talked about antiques, art and collectables fair in the country. Diarise the NAADA Faire 23rd July 2015 Opening Night – Tickets R250 pp available from 011 482 4259 24 - 26th July (10:00 – 18:00 daily) – Entrance R100 pp. Book online at www.naada.co.za. For more information, contact: Clyde Terry on 011 482 4259 / 082 883 4933 or email email@example.com Giuli Osso on 011 802 1602 / 083 377 6721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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J.H. Pierneef A Space for Landscape The work of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886-1957) was a dominant presence in South African art for much of the twentieth century. His works were displayed in public spaces, his paintings were prized commodities in the art market, his prints were a common sight inside homes, and he was studied by school pupils and art historians alike. But this prominence did not necessarily benefit his longer-term reputation. Associated (whether fairly or not) with the apartheid state and with Afrikaner nationalism, Pierneef’s landscapes have been appropriated, parodied and subvertedby other artists since the 1980s; his work has become largely neglected by scholars and institutions in the arts sector, even though private collectors pay huge sums for a Pierneef at auctions. Indeed, Wilhelm van Rensburg suggests that “public awareness of the art of J.H.Pierneef has never been at such a low point in South Africa”. J.H. Pierneef: A Space for Landscape brings together a wealth of paintings and prints, from numerous collections, to create the first major Pierneef exhibition in many years. It also includes a selection of works by artists who have responded to and undermined Pierneef’s iconic status. This theme of iconoclasm is particularly timely given the renewed debate in South Africa about images, symbols and figures from the country’s contested past. Pierneef’s work, some of it commissioned by the Union government and much of it coopted by the apartheid state, has been criticised for its romantic or nostalgic representation of the landscape – ignoring a history of violent conquest and displacement, as well as the central questions of land ownership and belonging. Yet, Van Rensburg seeks to challenge the
assumption that Pierneef was merely an artistic stooge of the projects of colonialism and Afrikaner nationalism. Adopting a biographical or a formalist approach to the work reveals other aspects of Pierneef: an outsider and an experimenter, an opponent of empire who was nonetheless international in his outlook. His influences were wide and varied, and his style shifted “under the broad rubric of modernism” from “somber and realistic” to impressionist, abstract and “quasi-geometric”. If Pierneef can’t be pinned down in terms of style, perhaps the same is true in terms of the historical contexts in which his work was produced and received. As we discuss other icons of South Africa’s past, the time is ripe to revisit the work of J.H. Pierneef.
J.H. Pierneef: A Space for Landscape Curator: Wilhelm van Rensburg Venue: Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg Dates: 7 July - 12 September 2015
Right top: Carl Becker, Orator Cyan, 2011, watercolour 46 x 41cm, Artist’s Collection Right: Wayne Barker, Blue Colonies, 1995, mixed media on canvas, 169 x 160cm, Private collection Below left: J.H. Pierneef, Thorn tree at dusk, undated, oil on board, 22.8 x 30.5 cm, Private Collection Below centre: J.H. Pierneef, By Fouriesburg, 1951, oil on board, 38 x 53.5 cm, Private collection Below right: J.H. Pierneef, Rustenburgse Kloof, 1935, oil on canvas, 60 x 75cm, Pretoria Art Museum
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September South African Sale Bonhams’ next sale of South African art, due to be held on the 9th September, will feature a number of works by the country’s great masters: Irma Stern (1894-1966), Gerard Sekoto (1913-1993) and J.H. Pierneef (1886-1957). Particular highlights are two portraits by Stern, Arab in Black (estimate: ZAR 13,464,600 – 19,235,100), and Congo Woman (estimate: ZAR 2,308,200 – 3,462,300). The first, Arab in Black, was painted by Stern in 1939 on her first visit to Zanzibar. The intricately carved wooden frame was custom-made by the artist from one of the island’s trademark doorways. The traditional motifs of the lotus flower and date tree leaves clearly signpost its place of execution. The painting depicts a member of Zanzibar’s Arab population. During her visits to the island, Stern immersed herself in the local culture, staying in an old Arab house opposite a mosque. She was struck by the serene spirituality of the people. The facial expression of this sitter communicates a calm wisdom. The harmonious nature of the work is emphasised by Stern’s use of complementary colours; the purple turban against the yellow background and skin tones. The second portrait, painted a decade earlier in 1929, depicts a young Congolese woman. Unlike Arab in Black, it is not a specific likeness; Stern did not travel to the Congo until 1942. The interest of this painting lies in the fact it is primarily a work of imagination. In the years leading up to 1920, Stern had studied in Germany with the acclaimed Expressionist artist, Max Pechstein. Pechstein and his followers sought to escape the artistic conventions taught at European academies. The African continent seemed to offer an alternative, an aesthetic not bound by the confines of mimetic representation. The proportions of Stern’s Congolese subject reflects this; the woman’s legs are far too short to be anatomically correct. The palette further suggests the artist’s preoccupation with the expressive quality of the work. The green and orange hues of the foliage are picked up in the woman’s skin; the implication
is that she is at one with the landscape, a more authentic being than her European counterparts. Other highlights include an early oil by Gerard Sekoto, Mother and Child (estimate: ZAR 232,100 –350,000). The painting belonged to Professor Matthys Bokhorst, former director of the South African National Gallery. Bokhorst was teaching at the University of Pretoria in the 1947, and was a great advocate of Sekoto’s work. Keen to develop the artist’s talent, he encouraged Sekoto to leave South Africa and seek admission to a European academy. The artist departed for Paris later that year. ‘Mother and Child’ occupies a special place in Sekoto’s oeuvre, painted just before he left for Europe; once in Paris, the artist moved away from this warm palette of browns and oranges. Bonhams will also be offering a major work by Walter Whall Battiss (1906-1982), The Last Supper (estimate:ZAR 232,100 – 350,000). In this oil painting, background details and perspective have been eliminated. The scene is built up from blocks of flat colour, the figures etched into the oil with a palette knife. Battiss’s discovery of South African rock art has been described as the single most important event of his career, encouraging a break with conventional naturalistic representation. This painting is an example of the stylized aesthetic that followed; the incised figures are strongly reminiscent of the ancient rock engravings of the San. Bonhams September’s sale will feature a number of sculptures, including a wooden carving by Lucas Tandokwazi Sithole (1931-1994), Different Opinions (estimate: ZAR 193,500 – 290,000). Sithole is one of the most important artists to have emerged from the Polly Street Art Centre. His sculptures synthesize the European modernist aesthetic with traditional African wood carving. Different Opinions is one of a series of heads that the artist created over the course of his career. The art historian, E.J. de Jager claims that these heads mark a highpoint for Sithole, and “radiate a noble and transcendental quality”.
Irma Stern (South African, 1894-1966), Arab in Black, signed and dated ‘Irma Stern / 1939’ (upper left); bears inscription ‘Arab in black’ to stretcher and frame (verso), oil on canvas, 61 x 51cm within a Zanzibar frame. Estimate: £700,000-1,000,000
Irma Stern (South African, 1894-1966), Congo Woman, signed and dated ‘Irma Stern 1929’ (upper right); bears Pretoria Art Museum exhibition label (verso), oil on canvas, 96 x 61.5cm. Estimate: £120,000-180,000
Walter Whall Battiss (South African, 1906-1982), The Last Supper, signed ‘BATTISS’ (lower right), oil on canvas, 59.5 x 75cm. Estimate: £12,000-18,000
Lucas Tandokwazi Sithole (South African, 19311994), Different Opinions (‘Changing his mind’) (‘Lena nangale’), indigenous wood from Zululand , 55 x 34 x 36cm. Estimate: £10,000-15,000
Gerard Sekoto (South African, 1913-1993), Mother and child, oil on canvasboard. Estimate: £12,000-18,000
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July Online Art Sale The next iteration of Strauss & Co’s popular StraussOnline auctions will be held from 13-27 July and boasts a broad selection of top-quality South African Traditional, Modern and Contemporary Art. Having partnered with Cape Town’s historical Association of Visual Arts (AVA), “this sale has a distinct focus on prints, multiples and works on paper which echoes the Open Printmaking Studio currently in process at the AVA gallery”, says Ruarc Peffers, Senior Art Specialist at Strauss & Co. Please feel free to visit the gallery to enjoy one of the many printmaking related events that have been scheduled over this time (www.ava.co.za). Featuring attractive photographic works by, amongst others, Mikhael Subotzky, Greg Marinovich and Pieter Hugo, there is a strong contemporary photography element representing some of the most highly regarded names in the industry today. Also included is the popular publication by David Goldblatt, Some Afrikaners Photographed. The strong works-on-paper element of this sale as well as highly desirable painting is buoyed by contemporary artists such as Robert Hodgins, Wayne Barker, Cobert Mashile, Matthew Hindley, Christian Nerf, Conrad Botes, Sandile Zulu, John Meyer, Simon Stone and Breyten Breytenbach. There is also a variety of very covetable multiples by artists including Walter Battiss, Norman Catherine, William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Deborah Bell, Peter Clarke, David Koloane and Gerhard Marx.
A selection of prints and multiples as well as Modern and Contemporary artworks will be on display at the StraussOnline stand (GH7) at the Turbine Art Fair from 16-19 July (www. turbineartfair.co.za). This will also be an opportunity explore and enjoy the StraussOnline experience with the assistance of a trained Strauss & Co employee who will guide prospective bidders through the process, should this still be daunting. The sale also includes works by celebrated artists such as Ezrom Legae, Lucas Sithole, Sidney Goldblatt, Sydney Kumalo, Lippy Lipshitz, Jackson Hlungwani, Christo Coetzee and Diederick During. After the exceptional results achieved for Edoardo Villa in the Strauss & Co June live sale, the good selection of his painted steel sculptures should inspire competitive bidding. On the traditional, 20th century front, artists featured include JH Pierneef, Maurice van Essche, Gregoire Boonzaier, Maggie Laubser, Hugo Naudé, Terence McCaw, William Timlin, Pieter Wenning, Frans Oerder, Jean Welz and Anton van Wouw. According to Peffers: “There is certainly a choice of art to appeal to every taste in this variegated selection. Though the styles and flavours of the works differ dramatically, the one abiding constant is the presence of quality and assurance of authenticity that has become synonymous with Strauss & Co.” www.straussartonline.co.za 011 728 8246 or 021 683 6560
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Top Ten Lots
Lot 211: Kees van Dongen, Dolly au collier d’argent Estimate: R3 500 000 - R4 500 000 Sold: R5 684 000
Lot 263: Jane Alexander, Serviceman Estimate: R600 000 - R900 000 Sold: R966 280
Mikhael Subotzsky Encounters: Marico and West Point Estimate: R30 000 – 50 000
Colbert Mashile Carrion Mind Estimate: R6 000 – 8 000
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Lot 241: JH Pierneef: Farmlands, Free State Estimate: R500 000 - R800 000 Sold: R966 280 Prices quoted are inclusive of buyer’s premium
Lot 258: William Joseph Kentridge, Shrouded Figure in a Landscape [Taking in the Landscape] Estimate: R2 000 000 - R3 000 000 Sold: R2 159 920
Jean-Léon Gèrôme (French 1824-1904) The Two Majesties (Les Deux Majestés 1883) oil on canvas, signed, 69 by 129cm, R400 000-600 000
Lot 250: Vladimir Tretchikoff, Portrait of a Zulu Maiden Estimate: R1 800 000 - R2 400 000 Sold: R2 046 240
Irma Stern, Zanzibar - Musical Group, mixed media on paper with original rafﬁa mount, signed & dated 1945 36 by 28cm, R250 000 - 350 000
Lot 272: Robert Griffiths Hodgins, A Cosy Covern in Suburbia Estimate: R600 000 - R900 000 Sold: R1 364 160 Lot 290: Dylan Lewis, Leopard Chasing Bush Buck, Life-Size Estimate: R700 000 - R1 000 000 Sold: R1 250 480
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Lot 229: Gregoire Johannes Boonzaier, Bo-Kaap, Overlooking Table Bay Estimate: R1 000 000 - R1 200 000 Sold: R1 136 800 Lot 218: Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, Die Wolk, Naby Winburg, O.V.S. Estimate: R600 000 - R900 000 Sold: R1 079 960 Lot 215: Irma Stern, Still Life with a Vase of Pomegranates Estimate: R1 000 000 - R1 500 000 Sold: R1 023 120
Robert Hodgins Harlequin Estimate: R30 000 – 50 000
FINE ART & DESIGN AUCTIONEERS
Important South African and International Art – Johannesburg, 1 June 2015 Total sold: R48 million 82.37% sell-through rate both by lot and by value. 3 new artists’ records: Ernest Mancoba, Athi-Patra Ruga, Braam J. Kruger
Diane Veronique Victor Our Lady of the Brumeliads Estimate: R12 000 – 16 000
Lot 211: Kees van Dongen (Dutch 1877-1968), “Dolly au collier d’argent”, signed, oil on canvas, 62,5 by 45cm. Sold: R5 684 000.
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August Sale Ripe with Contemporary and Traditional Paintings From stand-out political works by contemporary artist Wayne Barker of Walter Sisulu and Steve Biko to the soft and creamy magnolia blooms of Adriaan Boshoff, there will be close to 350 contemporary and traditional paintings to be sold in two sessions at the Stephan Welz & Co. Fine Art and Collectables Auction in Johannesburg on 4 and 5 August. Wayne Barker has created a body of work that largely deals with the subject of history, especially that of South Africa’s colonial and apartheid past. The two Barker works for sale are part of his ‘Legends’ series, composed of works which personalise history through specific individuals who symbolise and embody something greater than their own role in that history. CBS News – 1990: Walter Sisulu, (2010) and Fighting Field: Steve Biko (2010) are both mixed media on canvas, and are accompanied by small sculptures commissioned from Richard Chauke. Each is valued at R120 000 – R160 000. One of the most important traditional works to be sold is Irma Stern’s Coast Scene, Probably Zanzibar. “Stern travelled extensively but it was with the African continent that she had a fascination, which was unchartered territory for a woman of the time,” said Imre Lamprecht, Head of the Art Department at Stephan Welz & Co. “She developed a fascination with Arab culture and visited Zanzibar in 1939 and again in 1945, when this gouache on paper was produced.” It has an estimated value of R600 000 – R900 000.
Maggie Laubser’s Trees at Lake with Boat, which has been valued at R300 000 – R400 000, is of an iconic Northern Italian setting that she painted many times and Pierneef’s Acacia Trees in the Bushveld is “a beautiful casein work by the artist,” said Lamprecht. “Painting with casein or tempura paint requires a spontaneity and confidence of marking that, for Pierneef, resulted in an expressiveness arguably exceeding that of his more considered and deliberate oil paintings – therefore these works are sometimes viewed as his most inspired.” This painting has an estimated value of R180 000 – R240 000. “Collectors are still keen on cornerstone artists, but are diversifying their collections with interesting contemporary pieces,” said Lamprecht. Look for a good selection of works by William Kentridge, Deborah Bell, MJ Louwrens and Sam Nhlengethwa. Each session will be kicked off with a number of international works: highlights include Jim Dine’s The Astral Tool (R10 000 – R15 000), Howard Hodgkin’s Gossip (R20 000 – R30 000) and Jules Perahim’s The Surreal Battle (R30 000 – R40 000). Another work by the Romanian painter Perahim, Amitie Par Mimetisme (1980), sold in an April Stephan Welz & Co auction for R91 857, well over its estimated value. “There is also increased interest from buyers in works from the 1960s and 1970s, from artists that for the most part were hugely underrated and underappreciated,” said Lamprecht. “A number of these are represented in the forthcoming auction: Diederick During, Anna Vorster, Nerine Desmond,
Bettie Cilliers Barnard, George Enslin, Fred Schimmel, Christo Coetzee, Marianne Podlashuc and Nat Mokgosi.” The Stephan Welz & Co. Fine Arts and Collectables auction will take place on 4 and 5 August at Stephan Welz & Co. on the 4th floor, South Tower, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg. For more information visit www.stephanwelzandco. co.za or contact Imre Lamprecht on (011 880 3125) or email Imre.Lamprecht@stephanwelzandco.co.za. Follow Stephan Welz & Co. on Twitter @StephanWelzCo or ‘Like’ facebook.com/Stephan-Welz-and-Company-Fine-andDecorative-Arts-Auctioneers for regular updates.
Irma Stern’s Coast Scene, Probably Zanzibar, with an estimated value of R600 000 – R900 000.
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THE SOUTH AFRICAN SALE Wednesday 9 September 2015 New Bond Street, London
IRMA STERN (1894 -1966) Arab in Black, 1939 £700,000 - 1,000,000 ZAR 13.5 - 19.5million
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ŶǇĂƌƟƐƚŽĨ^ŽƵƚŚĨƌŝĐĂŶďŝƌƚŚŝƐĞůŝŐŝďůĞĨŽƌƚŚĞ,ĞůŐĂĂƌĚ^ƚĞǇŶǁĂƌĚ͘ dŚĞ ƉƌŝǌĞ ŝƐ ĂǁĂƌĚĞĚ ĨŽƌ ĂŶǇ ǁŽƌŬ ŽĨ Ăƌƚ ĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĞĚ͕ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŽƉŝŶŝŽŶ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƉĂŶĞů ŽĨ ĂĚũƵĚŝĐĂƚŽƌƐ͕ ƚŽ ďĞ ƚŚĞ ŵŽƐƚ ŵĞƌŝƚŽƌŝŽƵƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ĚŝƐĐŝƉůŝŶĞ͕ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĚƚŚĂƚŝƚǁĂƐƉƌŽĚƵĐĞĚĚƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĞƉĂƐƚĨŽƵƌǇĞĂƌƐĂŶĚƚŚĂƚŝƚƌĞŵĂŝŶƐ ĂĐĐĞƐƐŝďůĞƚŽƚŚĞ^ŽƵƚŚĨƌŝĐĂŶƉƵďůŝĐ͕ĨŽƌĞǆĂŵƉůĞďǇďĞŝŶŐŝŶĐůƵĚĞĚŝŶĂ ƉƵďůŝĐĂƌƚĐŽůůĞĐƟŽŶŽƌďǇďĞŝŶŐƉĂƌƚŽĨͬŝŶƐƚĂůůĞĚŝŶĂƉƵďůŝĐďƵŝůĚŝŶŐŽƌƐƉĂĐĞ͘
dŚĞ ĂĚũƵĚŝĐĂƚŽƌƐ ŝŶƚĞƌƉƌĞƚ ƚŚĞ ƐƉŝƌŝƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƉƌŽǀŝƐŝŽŶƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ĞƐƚĂƚĞ ƚŽ ŝŵƉůǇƚŚĂƚƚŚĞŵĞƌŝƚƐŽĨƚŚĞǁŽƌŬƐŽĨĂƌƚƵŶĚĞƌĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĂƟŽŶǁŽƵůĚŝŶĐůƵĚĞ ƚŚĞŝƌĞǆĞŵƉůŝĮĐĂƟŽŶŽĨĂŚŝŐŚůĞǀĞůŽĨĂƌƟƐƟĐĂĐŚŝĞǀĞŵĞŶƚĂŶĚŝŶŶŽǀĂƟǀĞ ůĞĂĚĞƌƐŚŝƉ ŵĂŝŶƚĂŝŶĞĚ ďǇ ƚŚĞ ĂƌƟƐƚ ŽǀĞƌ ĂŶ ĞǆƚĞŶĚĞĚ ƉĞƌŝŽĚ ŽĨ ƟŵĞ͘
dŚĞ ĂĚũƵĚŝĐĂƚŽƌƐ ŚĂǀĞ ƚŚĞ ƌĞƐƉŽŶƐŝďŝůŝƚǇ ŽĨ ƌĞĐŽŶĐŝůŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ŽƌŝŐŝŶĂů ƐƟƉƵůĂƟŽŶƐŝŶƚŚĞĞƐƚĂƚĞǁŝƚŚĂŶŝŶĐůƵƐŝǀĞŝŶƚĞƌƉƌĞƚĂƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞĐĂƚĞŐŽƌŝĞƐ ŽĨƉĂŝŶƟŶŐĂŶĚƐĐƵůƉƚƵƌĞ͕ŝŶŬĞĞƉŝŶŐǁŝƚŚĐƵƌƌĞŶƚĐŚĂŶŐĞƐŝŶƚŚĞǀŝƐƵĂůĂƌƚƐ͘ dŚƵƐ͚ƉĂŝŶƟŶŐ͛ŵĂǇŝŶĐůƵĚĞǁŽƌŬŝŶƐĞƌŝĞƐ͕ĚƌĂǁŝŶŐƐ͕ƚĂƉĞƐƚƌŝĞƐ͕ƉƌŝŶƚƐĂŶĚ ǁŽƌŬŽŶƉĂƉĞƌ͘
ƌƚŵƵƐĞƵŵƐ͕ŐĂůůĞƌŝĞƐĂŶĚƚŚĞŝƌĂƉƉŽŝŶƚĞĞƐ͕ĐƵƌĂƚŽƌƐ͕ĂƌƚĐŽŶƐƵůƚĂŶƚƐĂŶĚ ĂƌƚƐ ƉƌĂĐƟƟŽŶĞƌƐ ĐĂŶ ŶŽŵŝŶĂƚĞ ĂƌƚǁŽƌŬƐ ďǇ ƐƵďŵŝƫŶŐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ƉĂŶĞů ŽĨ ĂĚũƵĚŝĐĂƚŽƌƐ Ă ƐƚĂƚĞŵĞŶƚ ŽĨ ŵŽƟǀĂƟŽŶ͕ Ă curriculum vitae ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĂƌƟƐƚ ĂŶĚƚŚĞĚĞƚĂŝůƐŽĨƚŚĞǁŽƌŬŝŶƋƵĞƐƟŽŶ;ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐǀŝƐƵĂůĚŽĐƵŵĞŶƚĂƟŽŶͿ͘
ŶǇŝŶƋƵŝƌŝĞƐǁŝůůďĞĂŶƐǁĞƌĞĚĂƚ͕ĂŶĚŶŽŵŝŶĂƟŽŶƐƐŚŽƵůĚƚŽďĞĨŽƌǁĂƌĚĞĚ ƚŽƚŚĞƉĂŶĞůŽĨĂĚũƵĚŝĐĂƚŽƌƐĂƚƚŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐĂĚĚƌĞƐƐ͗ ŶŐĞůĂĚĞ:ĞƐƵƐ͕:ŽŚĂŶŶĞƐ^ƚĞŐŵĂŶŶƌƚ'ĂůůĞƌǇ͕ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚǇŽĨƚŚĞ&ƌĞĞ^ƚĂƚĞ͕WKŽǆϯϯϵ;ϭϮͿ͕>KD&KEd/E͕ϵϯϬϬ dĞů͗;ϬϱϭͿϰϬϭͲϮϳϬϲ͕ŵĂŝů͗ŚĞůŐĂĂƌĚƐƚĞǇŶĂǁĂƌĚϮϬϭϱΛŐŵĂŝů͘ĐŽŵ ǁǁǁ͘ŚĞůŐĂĂƌĚƐƚĞǇŶƚƌƵƐƚ͘ĐŽ͘ǌĂ
EŽĐŽƌƌĞƐƉŽŶĚĞŶĐĞŽŶƚŚĞŵĞƌŝƚƐŽĨĂŶǇƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĂǁĂƌĚǁŝůůďĞƵŶĚĞƌƚĂŬĞŶ ŽŶƚŚĞďĞŚĂůĨŽĨƚŚĞdƌƵƐƚĂŌĞƌƚŚĞĂĚũƵĚŝĐĂƚŽƌƐ͛ƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚĂƟŽŶŚĂƐďĞĞŶ ƐƵďŵŝƩĞĚƚŽƚŚĞƚƌƵƐƚĞĞƐĂŶĚƚŚĞŶĂŵĞŽĨƚŚĞƌĞĐŝƉŝĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞĂǁĂƌĚŚĂƐ ďĞĞŶĂŶŶŽƵŶĐĞĚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚĂƉƌĞƐƐƌĞůĞĂƐĞ͘
AUCTION JOHANNESBURG 4 & 5 August, 2015 Viewing from 29 July
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Stanley Pinker (South African 1924 - 2012) FÊTE CHAMPÊTRE (detail) signed oil on board SOLD R 1 951 940 Cape Town, 26 & 27 May 2015
The Business Art Times | July 2015 | Free | Read daily news on wwwarttimes.co.za
Turbine Art Fair 2015 Generates Business for Emerging Artists 1 Thandiwe Msebenzi, Ukusokwa, 2014, ink on cotton paper, 55 x 36 cm, Edition of 4 + 1 AP on Turbine Art Fair’s ‘Fresh Produce’ exhibition, curated by Zanele Mashumi in association with Rand Merchant Bank