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Hasan and Husain Essop winners of the 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist

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AshaNicholas Zero (1975 Allen -) L’Hommage Spandex-Vice à Ingres: African (detail) Chic(k): 2005 Ms Tshegofatso acrylic Phage onSeated board Sanlam Art Oil Collection on canvas 121 x 91cm

SPI National Portrait Award Exhibition 2013 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg 24 October – 13 November 2013 Stephan Welz & Co, Alphen Constantia, Cape Town 22 November 2013 – 10 January 2014

L-R Back Row: Greg Homann (Theatre), Jahmil XT Qubeka (Film), Nicola Elliott (Dance) L-R Front Row: Kyle Shepherd (Jazz), Husain and Hasan Essop (Visual Art), Donna Kukama (Performance Art), Njabulo Madlala (Music)

Celebrating 30 years of Standard Bank Young Artists Join us in congratulating the winners of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award 2014. For 30 years we have sponsored the Young Artist Awards at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. For more information visit Authorised financial services and registered credit provider (NCRCP15) The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (Reg. No. 1962/000738/06). SBSA 1702-9/13 Moving Forward is a trademark of The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited

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For the Cape Town Art Fair to happen in Cape Town must mean that pushing masses of potential buyers (buyers who probably only see 3 galleries a year compared to 60 in one afternoon) through a gallery-ridden mall-like environment works well. The trend has been growing internationally for 20 years and looks, for now, to be the future. In the larger scheme of things, the market is changing rapidly: artists with technological know-how are beginning to behave like gallerists, selling straight to the buyer through their websites. Galleries that don’t always have exclusivity over artists trade at art fairs (where artists can’t trade independently). Even certain art auction houses it’s alleged, are approaching contemporary artists directly to get fresh quality work as to increase the auctioneer’s quality stock and to drive new work through auction houses large networks of buyers. Art auction houses are pushing the potential of new cyber markets. With the rise of the on-line auction, limitations are lifted -catalogues now reach a global market, as opposed the market of just one town or region. Younger people are now being eased into the auction buying collectors lists as auctioning enters the cyber realm, their domain. Auction houses predict more sales from attracting a younger market, as this market tends to have both spend a lot and at quick intervils - building up their housholds and lifestyles - including art compared to older folk who are more settled in their spending habits. Being a gallerist is both difficult and exciting work. One has remain current and innovative to attract the best artists and remain on the world’s art fair floors. All in all, if I can put in my two cents worth, I feel that society’s buying habits have changed considerably, and the old gallery model with academic in-house doctorate will evolve to a more accessible means of getting quality goods to clients faster and easier. With a burgeoning billion people entering the middle class this year we have to have our McGallery, with fries and

Maybe access to art (and education) and not specifically the ownership of art can help save our humanity; that despite our need to consume, we are living beings and not statistics by banks and advertising houses. Maybe with the rise of incredibly accurate 3D-printed reproductions of paintings and sculptures, we can access and share the great love that the original artist had for the work upon intimate creation. This might cause the value of the original object to decrease and the meaning and message of the work to increases. News Flash Regarding The SA Art Times: Many have wondered what happened to the October Art Times. The truth of the matter is that we bought a printing press in order to greatly increase the circulation of the magazine. The October edition was printed on this press and was delayed because - specifically, having to find a machine minder who would produce a quality print. I assure you, although October was late, we are alive and rocking - especially online and are here to stay! The November edition is what you are reading now. With the December edition, we hope to reach an unprecedented 20-30 000 hardcopy print run. We hope that this venture will to educate and grow the art-loving market. We want to have the opportunity to distribute to both needy and advantaged schools and to grow the art market especially in the AAA income suburbs of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. Imagine people who know little or nothing about SA art can increase their knowledge by a good percentage each month. As the publisher of the Art Times, I am fiercely proud to believe that we are filling our own mandate in educating and sharing the love of South African art and artists. By printing 30k copies and reaching at least 90k people per month via our online platforms (that’s over 1 million South Africans a year), that’s a lot of education, art and goodness we love filling the world with. I would like to thank you for your ongoing support for The SA Art Times. Thank you, Gabriel Clark-Brown Photo: Michaela Irving. Image: GPC-B and Kevin de Klerk: SA Print Gallery Regarding: CT Art Fair VIP stand liberated by Vivian

who’s afraid of irma stern a solo exhibition presenting paintings, photography and jewellery

upstairs @ bamboo 53 rustenberg rd melville

marina louw in dialogue with irma stern

EXHIBITION HOURS: Mon- Sun: 9am - 4pm dana macfarlane: 082 784 6695


20th nov - 5th dec please join us for the opening on wed 20th of november 6pm.

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MARINA LOUW - woman in black hijab- digital print on paper

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Commemorating the life of Leslie Sacks Leslie opened Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Brentwood, and some six years ago acquired Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, now known as Leslie Sacks Contemporary at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. Apart from his work with the galleries, Leslie himself was known both within the U.S. and abroad as an expert and consummate connoisseur within his areas of specialization - modern prints and works on paper, and African tribal art. Leslie’s publishing arm, Leslie Sacks Editions, made available scholarly references (e.g. a definitive two volume catalogue raisonné of the prints and paintings of Marino Marini), and monographs (e.g. Anton Heyboer: The Philosophy of an Original Mind). We deeply regret to inform you that Leslie Sacks, founder and principal of Leslie Sacks Fine Art and Leslie Sacks Contemporary, passed away on September 26th after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 61 years old, and is survived by his cherished wife Gina, his wonderful sons Jared & Daniel, and his adoring stepsons Daniel & David. Per Leslie’s wishes, the galleries will continue, with active participation in management by his devoted wife, Gina Sacks. Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Brentwood will continue to exhibit masterworks by modern and contemporary artists under the leadership of the gallery’s co-Directors, Lee Spiro and Sandy Shin. Lee Spiro has been director of Leslie Sacks Fine Art since its inception in 1991, and Sandy Shin has been with Leslie Sacks Fine Art since 2005. Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Santa Monica, led by Managing Director, Temma Nanas, and Director, Tyler Lemkin, will continue its post-war and contemporary exhibition program. Temma Nanas has been with the galleries since 2002, and Tyler Lemkin since 2006. Both galleries will remain in their current locations and continue to develop the museum quality collections Leslie began. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1952, Leslie Sacks was the second of three children of Lithuanian Jewish immigrants to South Africa. While studying psychology and computer science at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, he became a leading figure in human rights activism, fighting against apartheid and demonstrating his support for the Johannesburg Jewish community. As an African, Leslie also felt a profound affinity for the aesthetic linkage between African tribal art and the seminal movements of European modernism as reflected in the early works of Picasso, Braque, Matisse and the German expressionists. Forgoing his post-graduate studies, Leslie instead opened a gallery in Johannesburg, Les Art, surrounding himself with artworks by the European masters. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 1991, SA ART TIMES. November 2013

Leslie’s most consistently consuming artistic passion was African tribal art, which he collected for three decades, amassing more than 400 pieces, approximately 200 of which are featured in a soon to be published hardbound book by the Italian publisher, Skira: Refined Eye, Passionate Heart - African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection. It is not only this book which testifies to Leslie’s passion for African art, but the fact that he waited until the advance copies of the book had arrived in the U.S., and the exhibition of the same title had opened at Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Brentwood, before he took his leave, departing four days later. Leslie tirelessly proselytized his core beliefs, among the most ardent of which were his support of the State of Israel, and the need for greater women’s rights. Regarding the latter, in 2010 he founded a not-for-profit social action organization, Women’s Voices Now, which promotes freedom of expression for women in oppressive societies through its international film festivals. Women’s Voices Now will carry on under the directorship of Heidi Basch-Harod. Leslie not only funded WVN but also contributed regularly to between 30 and 40 other charitable causes.

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Leslie will be remembered for his generosity and kindness, his optimism, his sense of humor, his incisive intellect, his passionate opinions, his unwavering devotion to helping solve the problems of others, his resolute moral compass, his courage in pursuing justice for the downtrodden, and his deep love for all of humanity and especially those whom he welcomed into the galleries, which he viewed as an integral part of his personal life. The staff of the galleries along with Leslie’s family would like to thank everyone for their support and expressions of sympathy, those already received and as may be forthcoming. Though surely saddened by this loss, as Leslie wished we look forward to embarking upon a new chapter in the artistic adventure which he began in South Africa more than 30 years ago.

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Battle for the best With the stakes higher than ever, gone are the days when artists stayed with a gallery from college to grave

to set the trends, not follow them. Now, the greatest dealer is the one who can sniff out the hottest trend. What’s happening is a necessity, but it doesn’t mean it’s right.”

The rush by big galleries to sign up artists whose work is in demand is taking its toll on smaller galleries. “It is a serious problem for us. Our artists are constantly being approached by big galleries, mostly from the US,” says Emanuela Campoli of London’s Campoli Presti (FL, G13). “I have been particularly upset by this,” says Liza Essers of the South Africa-based Goodman Gallery (FL, H8; FM, S3). “There are lots more galleries, and they are more competitive in the ways they attract and keep artists.”

As big galleries open more spaces and take part in more art fairs, they need more stock than ever before. Galleries including Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner, Michael Werner Gallery (FL, G7), Gagosian Gallery (FL, C13; FM, C11), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (FL, F8) and Pace all expanded or launched new branches last year. More dealers are set to follow suit, including New York’s Marian Goodman Gallery (FL, G5), which plans to open a David Adjaye-designed space in London’s Golden Square next autumn. Some are growing their business simply because they don’t want to be left behind. The French dealer Emmanuel Perrotin (FL, C15) opened in New York last month partly because he feels under pressure to keep his artists. “I don’t want to be the biggest; I just don’t want to lose,” he says.

The behaviour of some of today’s dealers has its roots in the mid-1980s, when there was a big shift in activity on the primary market. Galleries began to act more aggressively in pursuit of the hottest artists. But the stakes are higher now: the market is more international and the sums of money much larger, and this is forcing change. “The old ways of working can’t adapt quickly enough because we have very traditional, and quite uneconomic, business models,” says Marc Glimcher, the director of Pace. “Art dealers used

The frenzy could have a negative impact on the art being produced, some curators say. “The worst thing a young artist can do is be lured by the ‘big dick’ dealers [who] explode their prices and their identity. The result is that they lose contact with their generation and become isolated,” says Francesco Bonami, the artistic director of the 2003 Venice Biennale. For Robert Storr, the dean of the Yale School of Art, the future is bleak. “The ecosystem of the ‘global’ art world is like that of the planet itself—overheated and dire. Rather

Justin Fiske, Swell (detail of maquette), 2007. Wood, silk, glass beads, bamboo and nails. 100 x 40 x 40 cm. Photo: Michael Hall

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than expecting a cleansing cataclysm, we can look forward to a relentless melting of aesthetic distinctions, dissolving of institutional barriers and fusion of cultures, resulting in a sludgy, sulphorous magma laced with gold.” One solution could be for large and small galleries to team up. The young gallery Carlos/ Ishikawa (FL, F33) works with Oscar Murillo, who was catapulted into the spotlight after one of his works sold for $401,000 at Phillips New York in September. Two years ago, they were selling for less than $3,000. Vanessa Carlos is happy that Murillo is also working with David Zwirner. “You want the best for your artists, and Oscar needs a bigger support structure,” she says. Murillo is flattered “that a gallery of [Zwirner’s] stature wants to work with me. It didn’t happen because my works are selling for whatever price at auction. I’m just in the studio doing my work.” Zwirner also collaborates with Michele Maccarone (FL, D11) to represent the artist Carol Bove. “We can provide an infrastructure, while Michele is very hands-on. Most importantly, the artist is happy,” says Ales Ortuzar, a director at Zwirner. Such partnerships could ensure that sought-after artists don’t become “rarefied and removed”, the art adviser Allan Schwartzman says. The skirmishes between galleries might have positive outcomes, Thaddaeus Ropac says. “In the end, the artist and the audience profit because everyone has to work harder. Competition is a healthy thing.”

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On the art media radar Stern-werke in Muizenberg uitgestal KAAPSTAD. – Terwyl die pryse vir Irma Stern (1894-1966) se werke hier en oorsee die hoogte inskiet, kan Kaapse kunsliefhebbers haar werk op ’n meer bekostigbare manier geniet. Besonderse sketse en tekeninge van seeskappe van Stern, wat selde ten toon gestel is, word van Saterdag in Muizenberg in die Casa Labia-galery uitgestal. Die werke is in die Irma Stern-museum in Rosebank se vaste versameling en bied ’n blik op die kunstenaar se groot liefde vir reis en ontdekking.Die geskiedkundige Casa Labia is die perfekte plek om die werke ten toon te stel, vertel More Ellerman House A Chic Cape Town Hideaway With South African Art Bonus. Forbes Life Forbes Life, Forbes Staff. By Todd Pitock. “Don’t ask me the business case. There isn’t one,” says Paul Harris HRS -0.8% of Ellerman House, his ultra–sophisticated 13-room Cape Town hotel. “This is a passion. I wanted to share all the things we have: the art, the wine, the views, the whole incredible scene here. People say South Africa is an emerging market. We’re not: We’re a reemerging market.” More Contemporary African art under the spotlight: Interview with Ross Douglas, founder of Artlogic Art Media Agency (AMA).Founded in 2004 by Ross Douglas, Artlogic is a Joburg-based events company responsible for producing the FNB Joburg Art Fair, an annual contemporary art fair which was the first of its kind in Africa. Now its its sixth year, the fair is one of the world’s premier forums for contemporary South African art. Art Media Agency spoke to Douglas to find out more about the work of artists and gallerists in the region, and to gain an insight into Artlogic’s work. More London fair puts African art centre stage LONDON - Dozens of African artists are exhibiting their work at London’s first contemporary African arts fair. In the past African art was not admitted into the modern canon or modern discourse. Right now things are changing. “We’re beginning to see a very, very distinctive flavour of modern African art where you still have abstraction, expressionism of Africa coupled or fused with Western techniques. We’re beginning to see that now. And I think that’s why there is so much More African contemporary art gets increased interest African tribal art has long been treasured by wealthy Western collectors, but increasingly the continent’s contemporary art scene is the one making its presence felt at museums, auction houses and art fairs.The trend is spurred by wealthy Africans supporting home-grown talent and European collectors searching for the next big thing. Several London galleries focused on African art have opened in the past few years, the flagship Tate Modern has set up an African acquisitions committee, and this year’s sale of African art at the auction house Bonhams has passed the 1 million pound ($1.6 million) mark. More Zimbabwe: Stolen Artefacts Returned to Art Gallery It was all smiles by art enthusiasts last week when they thronged the National Gallery of Zimbabwe to witness the official unveiling of recovered stolen traditional artefacts. The pieces which went missing seven years ago include four headrests or mutsago of Shona origin and two masks from Tanzania acquired by the gallery in 1964.The gallery’s executive director, Mrs Doreen Sibanda, said the country’s prized possessions stolen in 2006 were returned last week. “The artefacts stolen in 2006 were retrieved and the works arrived from Germany on October 3 this year.”Together with the National Museums, we recently engaged . More


1:54, die eerste kunsskou met kontemporêre kuns van Afrika, word van Donderdag tot Sondag in Londen se Somerset House aangebied. Die titel verwys na die 54 state op die Afrika-vasteland. Benewens galerye in Abidjan, Lagos en Harare is daar enkeles in Parys, Londen, Berlyn en Seattle wat deelneem. Hoewel geen Suid-Afrikaanse galery deelneem aan dié skou nie, beteken dit nie Suid-Afrikaanse kuns word nie verteenwoordig nie. Galerie Mikael Andersen van Berlyn vertoon wel die werk van Ernest Mancoba; die mu- seum van moderne kuns in Malabo, Ekwatoriaal-Guinee, vertoon die werk van Esther Mahlangu; die First Floor Gallery in Harare het die werk. More “Popkuns” belig SA se “revolusie” Pop Goes The Revolution New Church, Nuwe Kerkstraat **** Dit is met ’n sweempie snobistiese skuldgevoel dat deurwinterde kunskykers die slegte kuns betrag wat deesdae hoogmode is en ten duurste... More Seeing double as visual artists allow education to inform art BY CHRIS THURMAN,WHEN the Standard Bank Young Artists for 2014 were announced last week, Joburg put on a good show. At Randlords, 22 storeys above the streets of Braamfontein, guests enjoyed some of the finest views in the city as the sunset faded to black, replaced by the bright lights of the city’s skyscrapers. No matter how gloomy I may be feeling about the state of the nation, the continent or the big wide world, this annual ceremony never fails to put a spring in my step. And it’s not just the venue (indeed, if you think long enough .More

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Hasan and Husain Essop win Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art 2014 Twenty-eight year old twin brothers Hasan and Husain Essop have been named by the National Arts Festival as the joint winners of the 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art. Born and raised in Cape Town, the twins have been collaborating since their graduation from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2007. They both completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Postgraduate Diploma in Art at Michaelis, and subsequently Postgraduate Certificates in Education, at the University of Cape Town. The twins graduated with individual bodies of work, but when they were approached by the Goodman Gallery in 2007, they proposed the idea of collaborating and making art together - the first time they ever worked together. “Growing up, Husain and I were close but also apart,” explains Hasan. “We went to school together, and lived in the same house but we had different friends, likes and interests, and developed different identities and skills which we then brought together when working together.” Husain specialised in Photography and makes all the important technical decisions when setting up a shoot. Hasan specialised in Printmaking and therefore has a lot more freedom in the post-production and printing of the work. They both contribute to the subject matter and editing of the photographs, always discussing new ideas and locations to shoot. They speak very visually to each other and many ideas are born from their conversations; using popular culture, the media and Hollywood as inspiration. They are interested in subjects that interest the youth and forming the next generation. “There are many things that drive, motivate and inspire me. My religion and spiritual belief - in my opinion - is the most important, as this guides my life, creative process and subject matter. I love art and everything that comes with it. At times it is extremely controversial and challenges my beliefs, but I am motivated to find a balance between religion and art. My community and culture, traditions and religion are subjects that I feel that have not been explored and this provides an opportunity to portray ideas to people that have not encountered them before.” says Hasan. “Our series of work highlights a multi-cultural clash between religion and popular cultures,” say the Essops. “We explore the dominating influence of Western theatrics and those narratives that are constructed to depict a certain reality. Inspired by Hollywood’s visual language and tactics, we create our own narratives. Each photograph reflects us in a battle of moral, religious and cultural conflicts. Two dominant personalities appear, East and West with all their stereotypes. Environments are chosen as stages on which to perform and define our behaviours.” Over the past few years the brothers have been establishing themselves in various parts of the world. During 2009 they completed a residency in Cuba (coinciding with the inclusion of their work on Integration and Resistance in the Global Age at the Havana Biennale) and facilitated a workshop on invita12

tion from the University of Hamburg, Germany. They were selected for the Dakar Biennale in 2010, and credit the recognition they received from taking part in the Spier Contemporary exhibition (2007 and 2010) as big boosts for their career. Their work has appeared in several group shows, including the ABSA L’Atelier in Johannesburg, Power Play at Goodman Gallery Cape, Peekaboo Current South Africa at The Helsinki Museum in Finland, and Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The brothers took part in a residency at the Thami Mneyele Foundation in Amsterdam in 2011, holding their first solo exhibition in the Middle East at the Isabelle van den Eynde Gallery, in Dubai, titled Indelible Marks, in the same year. The Essops’ work has been included in various private and public collections, including the Spier Collection, the Durban Art Gallery and the South African National Gallery. The Goodman Gallery has hosted two solo exhibitions of their work – Halaal Art (2010, Johannesburg) and Remembrance (2012, Cape Town). “Becoming an artist has been a dream come true, but at the same time extremely difficult. To have a twin brother who shares your experiences and qualifications, and that is driven, is in my opinion the leading factor in our success.” says Hasan. There have been many proud moments in their career, including a visit from Sir Elton John to their parents’ home in Rylands to buy some of their work; and being selected by Puma to create a design for the national soccer team jersey, which Bafana Bafana have been wearing since 2011; but the twins remain, foremost, committed to their families and community. Both working full time as educators in boys’ schools in Cape Town, they focus a lot of energy on developing and maintaining their skills. “I believe that in order to share knowledge you need to have it, and therefore teaching has made me a better person and artist” explains Hasan. “I love being kept busy and my mind busy as it keeps me sharp and ready to embrace new challenges and obstacles,” he says. They look forward to their first trip to the National Arts Festival, and compiling their first print catalogue, as offshoots of winning the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. Motivated by the influence of significant teachers in their own lives, they hope to inspire others, especially the youth through education, and thus leave a positive legacy in South African Art. For more on their work, please see: The other recipients of the 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist Award are Jahmil XT Qubeka for Film, Nicola Elliott for Dance, Kyle Shepherd for Jazz, Njabulo Madlala for Music, Donna Kukama for Performance Art, and Greg Homann for Theatre. Images: (Left: Last supper in Havana, (Right) Grave of Moses SA ART TIMES. November 2013


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Nelson Mandela in Kimberley Andrew Lamprecht will curate the exhibition ‘Nelson Mandela in Kimberley’ which opens at Oliewenhuis Art Museum on 21 November 2013. For this show he will draw on the collections of Oliewenhuis Art Museum, the Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery at the University of the Free State and the William Humphries Art Gallery in Kimberley. ‘The exhibition questions issues of historical veracity,’ the Michaelis School of Fine Art Lecturer notes, ‘and draws its inspiration from an entry on Nelson Mandela in an apartheid-era popular encyclopedia which implied that after a brief stay on Robben Island Nelson Mandela has been released and was living peacefully in Kimberley. This was reprinted throughout the 1970s and shows the limits of knowledge that operated during the time in white South Africa. ‘Nelson Mandela in Kimberley’ will use the well-known timeline of the struggle hero’s life as a chronology through which to see developments in South African art over the period 1918 to the present. It is not so much a survey of South African art of the period as a lens through which to see the way that artists examined the history and lies unfolding before their eyes at the time. ‘I am interested to see how art created history as much as how it reacted to the acts and politics of the day,’ Lamprecht noted. The exhibition will coincide with a small display of costumes designed by Diana Cilliers and used in the film version of Nelson Mandela’s biography Long Walk to Freedom which will be released at the end of November.

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Pierneef: Landskap met Berge, (1928) Oil on canvas, 76.5 x 91.5 cm (Oliewenhuis Collection) Many ‘received’ and over-simplified histories of Pierneef emphasise that he excluded black people from the landscape and painted ‘empty’ landscapes ready for white settlement. Though he undoubtedly subscribed to racialist and racist ideologies, this early work shows that at times he did portray black dwellings in his landscapes, throwing the conventional accounts of his practice into some question. (Andrew Lamprecht)

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EASTERN CAPE Alexandria Quin Sculpture Garden A permanent exhibition of Maureen Quin’s sculpture’s, drawings and paintings. Maureen Quin’s work is exhibited in her peaceful garden and gallery, where you can not only enjoy refreshments but also engage with the artist. R15 entry fee., 5 Suid Str. Alexandria. T. 046 653 0121 / 082 770 8000.

Bathurst The Workshop Art and Craft Gallery Showcasing over 100 local artists & crafters - art, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, mosaic, handweaving, handspinning, handcrafted furniture, antiques, Oregon frames, easels, fabric art, leather work, handcrafted jewellery, papier mache and handmade candles., 289 Kowie Rd, Bathurst. C. 073 3929 436.

East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery Coach House Take a new look at the art of mosaic, 31 Oct - 16 Nov 2013, 9 St Marks Road, Southernwood. Floradale Fine Art Response to our Exhibition was good and we now look forward to Floradale’s Christmas Festival.

Port Elizabeth ART Gallery Regular exhibitions showcasing leading South African artists, in particular artists from the Eastern Cape. ArtEC - EPSAC Community Art Centre 36 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth. T. 041 585 3641. Fischers Art Gallery This historical site, with one of the oldest lifts still in use, has been transformed into an exquisite gallery. It’s unique Art Nouveau architecture houses a display of fine art by many renowned EC Artists as well as gift ware., 1 Park Drive, PE. T. 041 585 6755. C. 082 460 6483 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Journeys in beadwork’ explores the fascinating history of Eastern Cape beadwork. Until 1 April 2014., 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth. T. 041 506 2000. GFI Art Gallery This Art Gallery is unique in South Africa and possibly the world, as a corporate collection devoted to the science of aviation., 30 Park Drive, P.E. T. 041 586 3973. Underculture Contemporary For Play’ launch exhibition of selected Eastern Cape and national artists. ‘For Play’ aims to establish the future tone for the Underculture Contemporary gallery by providing a platform for engaging, conceptual South African art within the Eastern Cape. There is no set theme for the exhibition however, in spirit of the gallerys first experience, the exhibition title, For Play, suggests the potential of a playful beginning. 23 Oct- 27 Nov.

FREE STATE Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum Until 17 Nov, ‘Ons land/ Our Land, the Johannesburg Station Panels Revisited’, by Carl Becker and Monique Pelser (Main Building).From 21 Nov until 19 Jan. Nelson Mandela in Kimberley, curated by Andrew Lamprecht (Main Building), 16 Harry Smith Str, Bloemfontein. T. 051 011 0525. Gallery on Leviseur Inconvenient Truths, Jimmy Law: Until 15th Nov. , 59 Dan Pienaar Avenue, Westdene.

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Stokhuyzen, Gregoire Boonzaier, J.H. Pierneef, Erik Laubscher and Jean Doyle, amongst others., 279 Main Str. T. 058 256 1298. The Gallery Clarens Dedicated to exhibiting and promoting established, mid-career and emerging artists of imagination and ability., c/o Main and Market Street. T. 058 256 1913. Johan Smith Art Gallery The gallery permanently exhibits a wide variety of classical and selected contemporary art works featuring Johan Smith, Elga Rabe, Graham Carter, Gregoire Boonzaier, amongst others. Specializing in ceramics, the gallery supports artists such as Hennie Meyer, Karen Sinovich, and Heather Mills, among others. , Windmill Centre, Main Str. T. 058 256 1620. Richard Rennie Gallery Gallery exhibits the work of Richard Rennie and a few personally selected guest artists. Known internationally for his water colours, he has recently been concentrating on modern works in oil. Main Str. T. 058 025 6017. C. 083 447 9925, Main Str. T. 058 025 6017

Kokstad Dog on a Leash Art & Gift Art gallery and coffee shop. Arts and crafts. , 93 Main Str, Kokstad. C. 083 690 3437.

GAUTENG Johannesburg 5h Ave Auctioneers Auctioneers of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park. T. 011 781 2040. Absa Art Gallery Until 19 Nov. The Absa L’Atelier Top 100 Awards exhibition will come to Cape Town for the first time. City Hall, Darling Stree, Grand Parade, Cape Town, Absa Towers North, 161 Main Str. T. 011 350 5139. Alice Art 13 Nov. Annual auction. Great bargains and investments., 217 Drive Str, Ruimsig. T. 011 958 1392 C. 083 331 8466. Art Eye Gallery ‘Spill’ until 5 Nov. Terri Broll uses oil and wax in a series of figurative works., Shop 109, The Design Quarter, Fourways. T. 011 465 7695. Art etc Showcasing a wide variety of SA artists, ranging from old masters to the budding future masters. Each artist has been hand-picked to make sure a high standard is maintained. We send paintings all over the world as well as deliver locally., Banking Level, Sandton City. T. 011 783 0842. Art Unlimited Gallery ‘The Gift’, an ongoing exhibition by Louwtjie Kotzé., Baobab St, Sonneglans Ext 4, Randburg. T. 083 779 9021. Artist Proof Studio Art Education Centre that specializes in printmaking., Bus Factory, 3 President Street, Newtown Cultural Precinct. T. 011 492 1278 Lizamore & Assoc. Contemporary fine art gallery and art consultants, Lizamore & Associates, prides themselves in showcasing the very best contemporary art from emerging and established South African artists., Chester Court, 142 Jan Smuts, Parkwood. T. 011 880 8802 The Bag Factory Exhibition of curatorial students from WITS School of Arts who are completing their Masters in Curatorial Studies. From 30 Oct until 6 Nov, 10 Mahlatini Str, Fordsburg. T. 011 834 9181. Includes 18 studios, workshops, and a gallery, where local and international artists work together. The Bag Factory also runs a diverse program of regular exhibitions, workshops, and community projects.

Carol Lee Fine Art 9 - 17 Nov.’Vignette’. A group exhibition showcasing the talent of diverse and sought - after painters and sculptors like Diane McLean, Alet Swarts, Cobus Haupt, Cornelia Stoop , Stella Olivier, Bruce Backhouse, Kobus Walker and others. , Upstairs@ Bamboo, Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville. C. 011 486 0526 Bonhams International Auctioneers Auctioneers of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables, Penny Culverwell, Representative for South Africa. T. 071 342 2670. Christie’s International Auctioneers Auctioneers of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables, Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant. T 031 207 8247. CIRCA on Jellicoe Until 9 Nov. ‘Elegies to the Slender Scrub’ exhibition by Helmut Starcke.10.Oct- 9 Nov. ‘Camouflage’ Four photographers will exhibit works that relate to the concept of Camouflage. Francki Burger, Sithembile Msezane, Hentie Van der Merwe and Reney Warrington., 2 Jellicoe Ave. T. 011 788 4805. Cire Perdue Art Focused on the selection and distribution of limited edition works of art, specifically bronze sculptures., T. 011 465 8709. David Krut Projects Echo , A solo exhibition by Robin Penn. Until 9 Nov, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. T. 011 447 0627. Everard Read Jhb Everard Read has become synonymous with the finest art emanating from Southern Africa. Many of this region´s most celebrated painters and sculptors, both traditional artists of the past and emerging talent, exhibit with Everard Read which is also the agent for fine artists from elsewhere in the world., 6 Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank, Jhb. T. 011 788 4805. Ferreira Art Gallery Rob MacIntosh ,new paintings from photorealism master, Rob MacIntosh. We specialize in old South African Masters on permanent display. , 300 Main Rd, Bryanston, Sandton. T. 011 706 3738. Gallery 2 9 Nov-22 Nov.’My Jo’burg”, an exhibition of work by David Koloane, Abe Mathabe, Themba Khumalo and Ross Passmoor., 140 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood Jhb. Tel. 114470155, Gallery AOP Contemporary artworks on paper., 44 Stanley Ave, Braamfontein Werf (Milpark) Jhb. T. 011 726 2234. Gallery MOMO ‘Rethinking the Future’ includes paintings and a performance. Artist: Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo. Until 18 Nov., 52 7th Avenue, Parktown North. T. 011 327 3247. Goodman Gallery JHB Harvest of Thorns’ artist Kudzanai Chiura. Until 9 Nov., 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. T. 011 788 1113. Graham’s Fine Art Gallery SA masters are on display: Artists include Irma Stern, J.H Pierneef, Gerard Sekoto, Maggie, Laubser, Gerard Sekoto and Walter Battiss., 68 on Hobart, Block A, Corner of Hobart & Dover Road (Off William Nicol Drive) Bryanston. T. 011 463 7869. 16 Halifax Art November exhibition ‘Veld” featuring sculpture and etchings by Braam van Wjik and Tony Fredriksson., 16 Halifax Str, Bryanston. Dana: 082 784 6695. In Toto Gallery Until 18 Nov. exhibition ‘Studio” by Helen Joseph, Jenny Stadler, Lou Almon and Ilana Seati, 6 Birdhaven Centre, 66 St Andrew Str. T. 011 447 6543. Isis Gallery Range of paintings and stone sculpture by leading South African artists., Shop 334, Upper level, Rosebank Mall. T. 011 447 2317.



Streams 25 October - 24 November 2013

Oliewenhuis Art Museum presents Five Streams, an exhibition by a group of women - Estelle Marais, Diane McLean, Sharle Matthews, Roxandra Dardagan Britz and Gill Maylam who all studied at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.

Oliewenhuis Art Museum is a satellite of the National Museum, Bloemfontein, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture.












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GAUTENG / GALLERY GUIDE | ART TIMES Johannesburg Art Gallery Until 17 Nov, ‘Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art’, curated by Randy Jayne Rosenberg. Work by artists including Jane Alexander, Patricia Evans, Marina Abramović, Mona Hatoum, Yoko Ono and Susan Plum., King George Street, Joubert Park. T. 011 725 3130/80. Market Photo Workshop Gallery Until 20 Nov. Jerry Obakeng Gaegane the Edward Ruiz mentorship recipient for 2013. In association with Anglogold Ashanti., 2 President Str, Newtown. T. 011 834 1444. Manor Gallery The famed Manor Gallery in Norscot Manor Centre houses some of the most distinguished artworks. Each month an artists’ watrcolor work is showcased., Norscot Manor Centre, Penguin Drive, Fourways. T. 011 465 7934 Peacemakers Museum An exhibition of nobel peace prize laureates, The Peacemakers Museum, shop L32, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. T. 079 545 2701. Protea Gallery Specialising in well-known South African Artists, as well as those upand-coming. Also specialise in professional framing., 94b Rietfontein Road, Primrose. T. 011 8285035. Purple Heart Gallery ‘Where we colour outside the lines’. ‘Proudly South African’. Currently showcasing a variety of established, as well as new, SA Artists. , Honeydew Village Centre, Cnr. Christiaan De Wet & John Vorster Avenue, Weltevreden Park, Roodepoort. Tel. 011 475 7411. Resolution Gallery Andy Robertson ‘Indigenous’ Nov. 2013, Unit 4, Chester Court, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. T. 011 880 4054 Russell Kaplan Auctioneers Auctioneers of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables., Ground floor, Bordeaux Court, Corner of Garden & Allan Rds, Bordeaux. T. 011 789 7422 C. 083 675 8468. Standard Bank Gallery Until 7 Dec. ‘But Men Do Not See It’. Justin Fiske’s installations manufactured from wood, metal, string and pebbles., C/r of Simmonds & Frederick Str. T. 011 631 1889. Stephan Welz & Co Auctioneers of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables. Decorative and Fine Arts Auction 19 and 20 Nov. Viewing 13/17 Nov. , 13 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. T. 011 880 3125. Stevenson 18 Nov. until 7 Feb. 2014 by Jane Alexander.’Survey: Cape of Good Hope’ a series of 54 black-and-white manipulated photographs and photomontage images combined in a arge-scale slideshow sequence. , 62 Juta Street,Braamfontein. Tel. (011) 403 1055/1908, Strauss & Co. Strauss Online South African & International Fine & Decorative Arts, and Books Exclusively Online Live Auction Featuring works by Henry Moore, Bernard Buffet, Maggie Laubser, JH Pierneef, Gregoire Boonzaier, Diederick During, Walter Battiss, Wopko Jensma, Cecil Skotnes, Lucky Sibiya, Robert Hodgins, Penny Siopis, Nontsikelelo Veleko and many more., 89 Central Str, Houghton. T. 011 728 8246 UJ Art Gallery SPI National Portrait Award Exhibition on show in the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery Until 13 Nov. Group exhibition 23 October – 13 November 2013, Cnr Kingsway and University Rd, Auckland Park, Jhb. T. 011 559 2099

rary art., Maroelana Centre, 27 Maroelana Str, Maroelana. T. 012 346 0728 Art in the Park Art works in watercolor, oil, pastel, acrylics, batik, sculpture, pottery and photography. Exhibition 3 Nov and 24 Nov. Magnolia Dell., Contact Hannes: 071 676 3600. Association of Arts Pretoria The inter-connected art galleries of the Association are situated in the peaceful, picturesque Austin Roberts Park and Sanctuary and are close to the centre of the city and the University of Pretoria. , 173 Mackie Str, Nieuw Muckleneuk. T. 012 346 3100 Centurion Art Gallery A commercial satellite of the Pretoria Art Museum., c/o Cantonment and Unie Avenues, Lyttelton T. 012 358 3477 Fried Contemporary Art Gallery Until the 23 Nov. Neo Baroque. Celia de Villiers,Gardiol Potgieter,Isabel Mertz,Jaco van Schalkwyk,Johan Conradie,Lisa Greyvenstein,Lwandiso Njara,Zelda Stroud, Gardiol Potgieter, Isabel Mertz, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Johan Conradie, Lisa Greyvenstein, Lwandiso Njara, Zelda Stroud, 1146 Justice Mahomed St, Brooklyn. Tel. 012 346 0158. Cell 082 523 6989 Front Room Art Floral works by Elaine Louw, Peace Petty, Minette van Rooyen and others., 116 Kate Ave Rietondale. T. 082 451 5584. Pretoria Art Museum Until 24 Nov. Artists Azael Langa and Mpho Nkadimeng. Body of work as part of a new residency art programme. East Gallery , Cnr Francis Baard (Schoeman) and Wessels Streets, Arcadia Park, Arcadia. T.0 12 344 1807. St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery 10 Nov-28 Dec ‘Glass & Jewellery exhibition’ , 492 Fehrsen Str, Brooklyn Circle. T. 012 460 0284. Telkom Art Collection A collection featuring artworks by over 400 artists, some of them well established and some still up-and-coming., Telkom Towers North, ground floor, 152 Johannes Ramokhoase Str (formerly Proes Street), CBD Pretoria. Curator: Sophia van Wyk. T. 012 311 7260. UNISA Art Gallery The UNISA Art Gallery aims to provide a range of experimental and challenging exhibitions that invite debate and educational stimulation., Kgorong Building, Ground Floor, Main Campus, Preller Str, Pretoria. T. 012 441 5876. University of Pretoria Permanent exhibit: Artefacts of the iron age site called Mapungubwe which has been declared a World Heritage Site. Mapungubwe Gallery Old Arts Building, UP.T. 012 420 2968.

KZ NATAL Ballito Imbizo Gallery Shop 7, Ballito Lifestyle Centre. T. 032 946 1937.,


Christie’s International Auctioneers Fine art and antiques, Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant.T 031 207 8247. The COLLECTIVE An art gallery that not only promotes the visual art spectrum, but music and poetry as well., 48b Florida Rd (entrance in Fourth Ave). T. 031 303 4891, Durban Art Gallery The Durban Art Gallery collections include everything from current and historical art and artefacts of KwaZulu Natal., 2nd Floor City Hall, Anton Lembede (Smith) Str. T. 031 311 2264 Elizabeth Gordon Gallery The gallery is well stocked with original works by eminent and emerging SA artists and hosts exhibitions of new works, on a regular basis., 120 Florida Road, Morningside. T. 031 3038133. Fat Tuesday Eclectic blend of paintings,phototgraphs and ceramics., 5 Bellevue Road, Kloof. T. 031 717 2785. Gallery Umhlanga, Contemporary African Art Shop 11, Umhlanga Centre, Ridge Road, Umhlanga. T. 031 561 2199 KZNSA Gallery 21 Jan 2014 - 16 Feb.2014 KZNSA Members Exhibition 2014, 166 Bulwer Rd, Glenwood, Durban. T. 031 277 1705. Tamasa Gallery A broad variety of contemporary KZN artists., 36 Overport Drive, Berea. T. 031 207 1223.

Pietermaritzburg Blue Caterpillar Gallery Gallery exhibiting wide range of styles and mediums covering both established and up-and-coming artists from South Africa and beyond., 37 Willowton Rd. T. 033 387 1356. Tatham Art Gallery No Place Like Home, until 1 Dec. Solo exhibition by artist Siyabonga Sikosana, who paints lively scenes from semi-rural areas around the KZN Midlands., Cnr of Chief Albert Luthuli (Commercial) Rd & Church Str. (Opposite City Hall).T. 033 392 2801.

Newcastle Carnegie Art Gallery Newcastle, South African Landscapes, Permanent collection on view of artists’ impressions of the South African landscape. Well stocked gallery shop., Voortrekker Street, Newcastle. T. O34 328 7622.

Nottingham Road Aladdin’s Art and Ceramics Gallery 2 Robin Road, Nottingham Road, KZN. Tel. 033 266 6460.

Underberg The Underberg Studio Set in a delightful garden facing the mountains, the gallery specializes in landscape photography & ceramics., 21 Ridge Rd, Underberg. Signage from R617.T. 033 701 2440.

The African Art Centre Exhibits the work of both young and established black artists, working in contemporary and traditional styles., 94 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban. T. 031 312 3804/05.


White House Gallery Featuring a wide ranging portfolio of renowned masters such as Chagall, Marini, Miro, Moore , Stella, Picasso, Dine & Hockney., Shop G11 Thrupps Centre, Oxford Rd, Illovo. T. 011 268 2115

Artisan Gallery An eclectic collection of contemporary art, including fine art,prints, paintings, collage, sculptures,ceramics,jewellery, glassware, textiles,wood and Africloth giftcards., 344 Florida Road, Morningside. Tel. 031 312 4364.

Artistic Journey Art Gallery Workshops, Art classes and Art Gallery., Panorama Rest Camp and Chalets. T. 082 600 3441.


ArtSPACE Durban Nov. ‘Cubicle’ A group show by the Navigators of Vega School of Brand Leadership. ‘Decipher’ paintings of Deidre Maree, Suraya Tewary and Grace Kotze, 3 Millar Rd (off Umgeni Rd). T. 031 312 0793.

The Artists’ Press Professional collaboration, printing and publishing of original handprinted artists lithographs, by the Artists’ Press. , Waterfield Farm near White River. T. 013 751 3225.

Alette Wessels Kunskamer Operates as an art gallery and art consultancy, specialising in SA art as an investment, dealing in Old Masters, and selected contempo-

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The Witching Hour is an exploration of the magical & secret spaces of the world.

91 Kloof Str, Gardens, Cape Town. 021 424 6930 / 082 679 3906

Please join us for the opening at 12 noon on Sunday 3 November The Gallery, Riebeek Kasteel Open daily 10am – 4pm Exhibition ends 24 November Info:

NORTHERN CAPE, NORTH WEST, WESTERN CAPE / GALLERY GUIDE | ART TIMES 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., Casterbridge Complex Corner R40 & Numbi Rds, White River. T. 013 758 2409. White River Gallery Until the 26 Nov. A selection from entrants from the Sanlam SPI Portrait Competition. , Casterbridge Shopping Centre. T. 083 675 8833.

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. , Cullinan Crescent, Civic Centre, Kimberley. T. 053 8311724/5.

NORTH WEST Lichtenburg Jonel Scholtz Art Studio and Alice Art LTX Jonel Scholtz Print Exhibition and Oils on Canvas, The exhibition is ongoing and supports the local art scene as well as works by Jonel Scholtz., Corner of Church str and Bandjes str. T. 082 853 8621

Potchefstroom North-West University Gallery Until end Jan 2014, ‘A Void in the Landscape’, A group exhibition by artists Gordon Froud, Marco Cianfanelli, Pauline Gutter, Retha Buitendach, Rina Stutzer, Strijdom van der Merwe & Wilma Cruise. Showing at Clos Malverne Wine Estate, Devon Valley Rd, Stellenbosch., North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), Hoffman Street, Building E 7. T. 018 299 4341

Hartbeespoort Dam Edwards Fine Art, Modern and Contemporary Featuring works by William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas, Robert Hodgins, Cecil Skotnes and Edoardo Villa. Sculpture by Anton Smit., Shop 24, Xanadu X-ing Shopping Centre, Cnr. Xanadu Boulevard & R511, Xanadu, Hartbeesport. T. 076 472 9812. C. 076 472 9812.

WESTERN CAPE Cape Town A Word of Art Focus on art activism projects within communities in South Africa. , 66 Albert Road, Woodstock Exchange. C. 083 300 9970. 34FineArt Until 9 Nov. Outside II, An exhibition of artworks by leading artists including Banksy, Ben Eine, Invader, Bambi, Mr. Brainwash, Osch and Jimmy.C., Norman Catherine, Asha Zero, Jade Doreen Waller, Warren Petersen, Trust.iCON, Dotmasters, T.WAT and Robin Coleman. 12 Nov.until 7 Dec. Solo exhibiton by Asha Zero paintings in acrylic, , Second Floor, Hills Building, Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock T 021 461 1863. C. 072 536 7109. /

Carel van Aswegen St, Bellville. T. 021 917 1197. ArtMark Mixed media, mix of watercolour on paper by Pam Quinlan and black and white Mandela portrait’s, oil on canvas by Marc Alexander. 20th Sept to 30th Oct, Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie Road. C. 082 303 6798. Artvark Gallery South Africa’s finest Maties art talent. 10 artists showcasing a variety of mediums. Funds raised will be donated to the Stellenbosch University Bursary Fund. Until 25 Nov, 48 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town. T. 021 788 5584. Ashbey’s Galleries Antiques and fine art auctioneers and appraisers., 43-51 Church Str, CT. T. 021 423 8060. Avital Lang Gallery Flavour’ Solo exhibition by Stuart Valentine-Rambridge. From 22-29 Nov. Barnard Gallery Until 5 Dec. ‘I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things.’ Mixed media paintings. Exhibition by Jaco van Schalkwyk, 55 Main street Newlands 7700. T. 021 671 1553.

Commune.1 Gallery Fissure,until 21 Nov. 2013. Group exhibition featuring a selection of artists occupied with translating the boundless and chaotic natural world into corporeal art objects., 64 Wale Street, Cape Town, 8001. T. 021 423 5600, Culture – Urban + Contemporary Gallery Group exhibition ‘Lovely Creatures’ until 14 Dec. Anja Venter,Mariette Bergh, Shirley Fintz, First Floor, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Rd, Woodstock. T. 021 447 3533 David Krut Projects Cape Town Showcase for prints and editions from the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW), Johannesburg, by leading and emerging South African artists. Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, CT. T. 021 685 0676. Donald Greig Gallery & Foundry Private Gallery permanently exhibiting artworks of Donald Greig. Foundry is open to the public. Bronze pouring can be viewed every Tues, Wed and Thurs at 11 am. Please call us to confirm time., West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront. T. 021 418 0003.

Blank Projects An independent, artist-run exhibition space, 113-115 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. T. 021 462 4276.

EBONY Cape Town Showcasing the best of contemporary South African Art and Design., 67 Loop Steet, Cape Town, CBD. 021 424 9985.

Bronze Age A multifunctional art foundry specialising in casting of bronze sculpture, as well as undertaking sculpture, interior and architectural commission work. , Woodstock Foundry, 160 Albert Rd, Woodstock. T. 021 447 3914

Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyor of fine arts, antiques and objects d’art. Emphasis on finding beautiful, interesting pieces both locally and internationally. , 11A Wolfe Str, Chelsea Village, Wynberg. T. 021 762 7983.

Brundyn and Gondalves Familia Obscura’ solo exhibition by Sanell Aggenbach comprising of new paintings, monotype prints and a bronze sculpture. Opens 7 Nov., 71 Loop Str, CT. T. 021 424 5150. www.brundyngonsalves. com

Everard Read, Cape Town Opens 13 Nov. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Everard Read, founded in Johannesburg in 1913. 3 Portswood Rd, V&A Waterfront. T. 021 418 4527.

Carmel Art Dealers in fine art, exclusive distributers of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings., Cape Quarter Square, 27 Somerset Rd, Green Point. T. 021 4213333

G2 Art G2 Art offers diverse affordable painting, sculpture and photography. Open from 10am till 4.30pm, 61 Shortmarket St, between Loop St & Bree St. T. 021 424 7169.

Casa Labia Gallery Until 24 Nov. ‘Stern by the Sea’An exhibition of Irma Stern seascapes on paper. Selected by Director of the Irma Stern Museum; Christopher Peter. ‘This is the Sea’, curated by gallery manager Cate Wood Hunter, is a companion contemporary group exhibition featuring seascapes, in a variety of mediums., 192 Main Rd, Muizenberg. T. 021 788 6068.

Ghuba Gallery Ongoing collection of new works and contemporary African art., 73 Victoria Ave, Hout Bay. T. 021 790 0772.

Christie’s International Auctioneers. Juliet Lomberg, Independent Consultant. T. 021 761 2676. Christopher Møller Art Solo exhibition by Aldo Balding ‘Perceptions’ 29 Nov.- 23 Dec. , 7 Kloofnek Rd, Gardens, C T. T. 021 422 1599. Clementina Ceramics Showcase of contemporary South African ceramics, featuring one-off works by Clementina van der Walt, and complemented by designer crafts., Shop c 101/b, The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock. T. 021 447 1398.

Goodman Gallery Cape Town Exhibition by artist Carla Busuttil ‘Post-National Bliss’ until 7 Dec. , 3rd Floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock. Tel. 021 462 7567. Heather Auer Art and Sculpture Original paintings, sculptures and ceramics by Heather Auer and other SA artists., Quayside Ctr, Wharf Str, Simonstown. T. 021 786 1309. Hout Bay Gallery Specialises in the work of South African artists. Artworks include paintings, sculptures and furniture, 71 Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay. T. 021 790 3618. Infin Art Gallery A gallery of work by local artists., 2 branches: Wolfe Str, Chelsea Village, Wynberg. T. 021 761 2816 & Buitengracht Str, CT. T. 021 423 2090.

Absolut Art Gallery We stock superior quality art by the Masters, as well as contemporary artists, Shop 43 Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre, Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Valley, Bellville.T. 021 914 2846. Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery Painter whose work is heavily influenced by, and reflective of, pop culture , 3rd Floor, 9 Barron st, Woodstock. T. 021 447 2396. C. 084 409 6801, Allderman Gallery Prints by Pippa Pennington, Prints of Durban artist Pippa Lea Pennington. Beautiful trees, plants, aloes., Newlands Quarter, Dean Street, Newlands. T. 083 556 2540 Art.b Prestige Academy Photography student exhibition., Library Centre,

Fynbos and City by Joshua Miles at The South African Print Gallery

Lionel Smit

Beezy Bailey

Peter Pharoah

Paul du Toit

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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: Margot Hattingh


Open Mon - fri: 9h30 - 17h00 Sat: 10h00 - 14h00 27 21 423 5309 www.capegallery

WESTERN CAPE , WESTERN CAPE AND SURROUNDS / GALLERY GUIDE | ART TIMES Irma Stern Museum 9 Nov until 30 Nov. ‘Soulful Sojourns’ Solo exhibition of paintings by Simon Jones., Cecil Rd, Rosebank, CT. T. 021 685 5686. Iziko Michaelis Collection Ongoing: Dutch works from the 17th–20th centuries in Iziko collections, Iziko Michaelis Collection, Old Town House, Greenmarket Square. T. 021 4813800. Iziko SA National Gallery Against the Grain: Sculptors from the Cape , Against the Grain: Sculptors from the Cape showcases the works of five local wood sculptors. The exhibition addresses a diversity of themes that engage with the recent and distant past, as well as the contemporary present. Curated by ASAI founder, Mario Pissarra and runs until the 15 Nov. 2013, 25 Queen Victoria Str, CT. T. 021 467 4660. Johans Borman Fine Art Until 23 Nov. Exhibition of paintings by Philip Barlow.’Colour of Light’, 16 Kildare Road, Newlands. T. 021 683 6863. Kalk Bay Modern Contemporary art gallery and craft shop, focused on showcasing eclectic selection of emerging talent., 1st Floor, Olympia Buildings, 136 Main Rd, Kalk Bay. T.021 788 6571 Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Fine art bronze foundry offering a sculpture and casting service for artists as well as commissions for corporate and private collectors., 11 Windsor Rd, Kalk Bay. T. 021 788 8736. C. 073 180 7209. Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery A selection of artworks by new and prominent SA artists and SA old Masters. , 31 Kommandeur Rd, Welgemoed, Bellville. T. 021 913 7204/5 Lutge Gallery, Selected Contemporary South African ceramics, photography and art., 109 Loop St, Cape Town. T. 021 424 8448. Michaelis Galleries Raffle of artworks and furniture. Ends on 22 Nov. Email for information. From 5-18 Dec. Michaelis Graduate Show 2013 , University of Cape Town, 31 – 37 Orange St, CT. T. 021 480 7170 MM Galleries Offers a platform to showcase the wealth of talentend artists whose works are affordable and are of high quality., Shop 3, 31 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town.T. 082 739 7567. Mogalakwena Gallery Exhibitions with a cultural foucus. , 3 Church Street, between Adderly St and St-George’s Mall, CT. T. 021 424 74 88. C. 083 460 6460. Provenance Auction House Auctioneers of Fine Art, Antiques and Home Luxury. , 8 Vrede str, Gardens, CT. T. 021 461 8009 Quincy’s Antiques Art and Collectables Shop 8, Riverside Mall, Main Rd, Rondebosch. T. 021 685 1986 Red! The Gallery A dynamic art gallery featuring work from SA’s best contemporary and emerging artists. Including works by Andrew Cooper, David Kuijers, Derris van Rensburg, Wakaba Mutheki and Michael Waters, to name a few., Shop G9 & 10 Steenberg Village Shopping Centre , Reddam Avenue, Tokai. T. 021 701 0886. Rialto Art Centre Ongoing exhibition by local artists., 22 Mill Str, Strand. T. 021 853 8061. Rose Korber Art Until end of Nov. Selected prints by William Kentridge,as well as recent works by Richard Smith, Robert Slingsby, Pamela Stretton, Claudette Schreuders, Paul Blomkamp and Georgia Lane. , 48 Sedgemoor Rd, Camps Bay. T. 021 438 9152. C. 083 261 1173. Rosendal Art & Framing Fine art, community craft and affordable picture framing., 23 Oxford Str, Durbanville. T. 021 976 8232.

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Rudd’s Auctioneers Antique, Fine and Decorative Art., 87 Bree Str, CT. T.021 426 0384. C. 083 406 4261. Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Susan Grundlingh, Shui-Lyn White & Johann Badenhorst, Three solo exhibitions until 07 Nov. 2013, 10 Wellington Rd, Durbanville. T. 021 976 4691. Sally Louw Gallery Ceramics: Decorative bowls, platters and vessels. , 77 Roodebloem Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town. T.072 713 8907 Salon 91 13 – 30 Nov. ‘Intermixed with my realities and feelings’ Solo Exhibition by Nelson Makamo. A combination of oil painting, watercolour, silkscreen & monotype print, charcoal as well as pen and ink drawings., 91 Kloof Street, Gardens. T. 021 424 6930. Sanlam Art Gallery 27 Nov until Feb. 2014. A selection of paintings and sculptures ranging from the naturalists paintings of Thomas Baines through to the expressive works of Maggie Laubser, Irma Stern and Harry Trevor to the contemporary installations of Gavin Younge, Jan van der Merwe and Adam Letch. , 2 Strand Rd, Bellville. T. 021 947 3359. The collection provides a representative overview of South African art dating from the late nineteenth century to the present. SMAC Art Gallery, CT Until 23 Nov. ‘Back to the Future’ Abstract Art in South Africa past and present. 7 Nov. -7 Dec. Willem Boshoff ‘Big Druid in his Cubicle’, In-Fin-Art Building, Buitengracht Str. T. 021 422 5100. Sophea Gallery & Tibetan Teahouse Various forms of fine art including photography, glasswork and digital art, 2 Harrington Rd, Seaforth, Simonstown. T. 021 786 1544 South African Print Gallery 30 Nov-Jan 2014. CityCape: New Works by Joshua Miles, An exhibition of recent Reduction Woodblock Prints. The gallery aims to showcase South African printmaking, with an emphasis on quality, good and unusual prints., 109 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 462 6851. StateoftheART Gallery Our brick-and-mortar gallery offers art lovers the opportunity to physically experience a dynamic selection of works by StateoftheART artists. New works by Andy Neuro, Sue Kaplan, Michaela Rinaldi and Roscoe Reid Masters currently on show., 61 Shortmarket Str (between Loop & Bree).T. 021 801 4710. Stephan Welz & Co Cape Town SPI National Portrait Award 2013 exhibition. 26 Nov until 10 Jan. 2014, The Great Cellar, Alphen Estate, Alphen Drive, Constantia. T. 021 794 6461. Stevenson Cape Town Until 23 Nov. ‘Kin” phototgraphic series by Pieter Hugo., Ground Floor, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 462 1500. Strauss & Co Important South African Art & Furniture, Decorative Arts & Jewellery. at 10am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm, 8pm Preview Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October 10am to 5pm Walkabouts:Conducted by Stephan Welz and Emma Bedford, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October at 11am, The Oval, First Floor, Colinton House, 1 Oakdale Road, Newlands. T. 021 683 6560. The Art Connection An online gallery curated by Priscilla Schoonbee, offering top class artwork by established and up-and-coming artists, C. 082 463 6307 The AVA Gallery Until 14 Nov. 3 Solo exhibitions ‘Once there was and once there was not’ by Elize Vossgatter’, ‘Selfshots’ by Hentie van der Merwe and ‘Roadscapes’ by Lara Feldman., 35 Church Street, CBD. T. 021 424 7436. The Avital Lang Gallery Currently displaying the work - including paintings, sculpture and ceramics of local artists., Two Oceans House, Surrey Place, Mouille Point. (Next to Newport Deli) T. 021 439 2124.

The Cape Gallery 3 Nov until 23 Nov. Solo exhibition by Inge Semple. Paintings in oil and watercolours. ‘ A sense of place - celebrating 50 years of life in the Cape’, 60 Church Street, CBD. T. 021 423 5309. The Cellar Private Gallery Dealing exclusively in original and investment art, offering works by a variety of renowned and upcoming SA artists., 12 Imhoff Str, Welgemoed, Bellville. T. 021 913 4189. The Great Cellar Alphen Estate Constantia. , Ceramics Southern Africa Western Cape Regional Exhibition opening Nov 3 , The Framery Art Gallery Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, ink paintings and drawings. Also sculpture in stone, marble, wood. Etchings, woodcut, linocut and other mediums of art. Opening 2 October 17h30 until 2 November 2013, 67g Regent Road, Seapoint. T. 021 434 5022. C. 078 122 7793. The Framing Place Conservation framing, Framing of art, Block mounting and Box frames., 46 Lower Main rd, Observatory. T. 021 447 3988 The Lisa King Gallery Specializing in top SA abstract/contemporary art, sculpture and exotic glassware., Cape Quarter Piazza, 72 Waterkant Street, Green Point. T. 021 421 3738 The Lovell Gallery UNISA Visual Art. Graduate Exhibition 2013. 2 Nov.11:00 -16 Nov. Artists: Idelett de la Bat; Alouette Ferreira; Alvira Ferreira;Ayesha Price.Walkabouts 9 and 16 Nov. 11:00 am, 139 Albert Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 447 5918. The Photographers Gallery za & Erdmann Contemporary Summer Group Exhibition introducing works by Ilidio Candja (Mozambique), Hannalie Taute and Marna Hattingh., 63 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town. Tel. 214 222762. The Pot Luck Club Gallery Both eatery and art gallery., Contact curator Las Madurasinghe on 074 180 4895, The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock. The Studio Kalk Bay Arno Carstens and Donna McKellar ‘Landscapes of the Soul’ Until 13 Nov., The Studio, The Majestic Village, 122 Main road, Kalk Bay. T. 083 778 2737 What if the World/Gallery Until 23 Nov. Maja Marx’s solo painting exhibition, ‘Block’ , 1 Argyle Str. Woodstock, CT. T. 021 802 3111. Windermere House The private art collection of Cape Town based artist Rachelle Bomberg, showcasing large, mystical/surreal abstract oils. Artist available by appointment., 58 Windermere rd, Muizenberg. T. 021 788 1333. Worldart Gallery Until 16 Nov. ‘The Discomfort Zone’ solo painting exhibition by Karlien de Villiers, 54 Church Street, Cape Town CBD. T. 021 423 3075.

WESTERN CAPE - BOLAND & SURROUNDS Breede River Edna Fourie Gallery An intimate, light-filled gallery space with the feel of a sanctuary. The exclusive home of Edna Fourie’s ethereal art : oil paintings, readymades and installations. , Main Rd, McGregor. T. 083 302 5538.

Calitzdorp Kraaldoring Gallery Art courses in the Great Karoo: if you love art, space, crisp Karoo air, good food and great company, then you should not miss this unique experience. , Groenfontein Rd, 11kms outside Calitzdorp T. 082 575 7969. Marinda Combrink Studio & Gallery A Fine Art Miscellanium: recent paintings & drawings by Marinda Combrinck, 33 Andries Pretorius St, Calitzdorp. C. 079 968 1588.


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Portal Gallery An intimate gallery with works by selected contemporary artists, including Carl Becker, JP Meyer, Estelle Marais, Diane McLean and Hermann Niebuhr. , 41 Schoeman Str, De Rust. T. 082 297 6977.

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Bay Gallery Supporting excellent, local artists, many of whom are members of S.A.S.A. All mediums exhibited. , Marra Square, Bree St. C. 073 304 8744.

Village Art Gallery Ongoing exhibition with work by artists Mariaan Kotze, Glendine, Diane McLean, Neels Coetzee, Duggie du Toit, Ann Gadd, Karien Boonzaaier, Bill Strapp, Estelle Marais, Kevin Standly, Ella, Marianne Vorster and Lana van Blerk, amongst others., 29 Schoeman Str, De Rust, T. 044 241 2014.

Clanwilliam Kunshuis Works of art by top artists from South Africa, 14 Main Rd, Clanwilliam. T. 027 482 1940.

Elgin South Hill Gallery and Sculpture Garden A new Beginning’ curated by Carina du Randt of Art Event. Until end Dec., South Hill Gallery and Sculpture Garden, 113 The Valley Road, Elgin. C.084 4124107/083 6277950

Franschhoek Art in the Yard Exhibiting works from both local and international artists with a number of themes and different media. , The Yard, 38 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 4280. EBONY Group Show, New work by Greg Lourens, Henk Serfontein, Krisjan Rossouw & Richard Smith. Also on show works by Hugo Naude, Caroline Gibello, Gerard Sekoto, Olaf Bisschoff, Shany van den Berg, Landi Raubenheimer and a small selection of prints by Deborah Bell and William Kentridge (in collaboration with David Krut Projects)., 4 Franschhoek Square, 32 Huguenot Street. T. 021 876 4477 Is Art 3 Nov- 3 Dec. An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by Rina Stutzer and Sarel Petrus, Le Quartier Français, 16 Huguenot Str, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 8443 The Gallery at Grande Provence Has a reputation for showcasing some of South Africa’s finest established and emerging artists. November: Display of vases by ceramist Grayson Perry. Part of the Franchoek art on clay initiative. Main Rd, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 8630.

Artbeat Gallery Kastrol Straat Pottery , The Gallery boasts its own range of pottery and sculpture, by Alex Potter. These will be for sale from the Gallery and will be made available to various other outlets., 35 Gys Smalberger Street, Mossel Bay CBD. Tel. 081 356 5295. Art@39Long Quaint gallery, set in a delightful garden. Carefully selected art, complemented by beautiful ceramics and designer craft to be enjoyed in a warm and friendly village on the Garden Route., 39 Longstreet, Great Brakriver. C. 082 576 3338.

Hermanus Abalone Gallery Annex Gallery: Exhibition “”African Mystique”” by Lynette ten Krooden until 15 Nov. Main Gallery: Selected works by Lionel Abrams, Titia Ballot, Lien Botha, Nils Burwitz, John Clarke, Christo Coetzee, Hannes Harrs, Judith Mason, Andre Naude Fred Schimmel and Susanna Swart . 2 Harbour Road (The Courtyard) ) Hermanus. Tel. 028 313 2935. Art Amble Hermanus Village Browse the Galleries along the Art Amble (Hermanus central), Terry Kobus: C. 083 259 8869. Originals Gallery The artist will open her exhibition with a visual presentation of her research work and her artistic career of thirty years, Shop 22 Royal Centre, 141 Main Rd. Tel. 083 259 8869. Rossouw Modern Art Gallery Hermanus, Fine artworks from South African artists., 3 Harbour Rd, Hermanus. T. 028 313 2222. Village Art Gallery The gallery was established in 2006 by artist and owner Brian Robertson, who exhibits work in both oil and watercolour., Hemel en Aarde Village. T. 028 316 3355. Walker Bay Art Gallery View the wide selection of paintings, sculpture & ceramics by established as well as up-and-coming SA artists., 171 Main Rd. 028 312 2928. Willie Botha Sculpture Gallery Permanent exhibition of work by sculptor Willie Botha. Paintings by Pieter Vermaak and Johan Calitz., 171 Main Rd. T. 028 313 2304.



Cape Palette Art Gallery Nov. exhibition, paintings by Doris Brand. Meet well known pastel artist Anny Maddock 23 Nov. at 9:00am - 12:30pm, Engen Centre, CJ Langenhoven Str, Heatherlands. T. 044 873 6581

Dale Elliott Art Galleries Leaders of the painting course concept in South Africa., Shop 11, Knysna Mall Shopping Centre, Main rd. T. 044 382 5646

Crouse Art Gallery Original paintings by well known South African Artists: Anton Benzon, Carla Bosch, Maria, Gerrit Roon, Makiwa, Danielle Novella & many more. We deal exclusively in original SA Art, specifically investment art. , Shop no 83, Garden Route Mall, George / 368 Ontdekkers rd Flrorida Park, Roodepoort, Jhb. T. 044 887 0361 / 011 672 3821. Strydom Gallery Selection of South African masters. Electronic exhibitions., 79 Market Str, George. T. 044 874 4027.

Great Brak River Artat39long A beautiful collection of affordable art by new signature and established artists to satisfy the art connoisseur!, 39 Long Street , Great Brak RiverC.082 576 3338

Greyton Adele Claudia Fouche Ongoing exhibition. The artist exhibits her works which are mainly concerned with light. Adele also offers workshops and retreats in

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A Different Drummer A collection of works by South African Masters. , Thesen House, 6 Long Street, Knysna. T. 044 382 5107. Knysna Fine Art An exhibition of sculpture by Lionel Smit & mixed media works by Sandra Hanekom, Thesen House, 6 Long Str, Knysna. T. 044 382 5107. Lynn Schaefer Gallery Artworks and ceramics by SA artists including Derric van Rensburg, Ann Nosworthy, Darryl Legg and Lynn Schaefer., Thesen House, 6 Long Street. C. 072 174 4907. Sally Bekker Art Studio Exhibition In mixed media, oils, watercolours and pastel. , Woodmill Lane. T. 082 342 3953. The Knysna Art Gallery An exhibition of sculpture by Lionel Smit & mixed media works by Sandra Hanekom., Old Gaol Complex, cnr of Main and Queen Street. T. 044 382 7124

Langkloof Sheena Ridley Art Studio & Sculpture Garden Langkloof, Klein Karoo. C. 083 589 2881.


Edna Fourie Gallery Ongoing exhibition which includes a permanent collection as well as works for sale - all by the artist Edna Fourie,, Main Rd, Mcgregor C.083 3025538

Oudtshoorn ArtKaroo Gallery 7th November at 19:00 Book and Film Club Launch. 21 November @ 19:00 Group exhibition Abundance, 107 Baron van Reede, Oudtshoorn. T. 044 279 1093. Rosenhof Art Gallery Artworks from well-reputed South African artists., Baron van Reede Str. C. 082 7696 993/044 2722232. /

Paarl Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. , 270 Main Str, Paarl. T. 021 872 5030.

Piketberg The Art Business Contemporary Gallery and Art Consultancy Specialising in: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculptures end limited edition Artists’ books by South African artists. , 17 Main Str, Piketberg. C. 083 739 6196.

Plettenberg Bay Lookout Art Gallery Featuring a wide variety of both new and well-loved artists, including Fiona Rowett, Jocelyn Boyley, Sue Kemp and Gail Darroll, amongst others., Main Str, Plettenberg bay. T. 044 533 2210. Old Nick Village Old Nick Village comprises a varied selection of individual shops and galleries showcasing some of the best of South African creative manufacturers and fine artists, Easy access from the N2 highway, 3km east of Plett. T. 044 533 1395.

Port Owen The West Coast Art Gallery Showcase of leading West Coast artists. , Shop 2 Harbour Centre, Port Owen, Velddrif. T. 082 460 6650.

Prince Albert Prince Albert Gallery Established in 2003, the gallery always has an eclectic mix of art on display. , 57 Church Str, Prince Albert. T. 023 541 1057.

Riebeek Kasteel Deziree Fine Arts 28 Nov 18:30 - 11 Dec ‘Incredible Insects’ hosted at the Studio Kalk Bay. 122 Main Road Kalk Bay , T. 021 785 1120. The Gallery - Riebeek Kasteel Until 24 Nov. Solo exhibtion of paintings ‘Fragment’ by Solly Smook., Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel. C. 083 653 3697. Curated by Astrid McLeod, The Gallery features a selective mix of paintings, sculptures and ceramics by established and emerging South African artists.


ART TIMES | GALLERY GUIDE / WESTERN CAPE , WESTERN CAPE AND SURROUNDS Robertson The Robertson Art Gallery We specialise in original art of more than 60 top South African Artists., 3 Voortrekker Rd. T. 023 626 5364. C. 082 921 2697 Somerset West Gallery 91 Fine art and gifts. Collection incorporates scultpure,ceramics,functiona l art, paintings, etchings and photography., 91 Andries Pretorius Str. T. 021 852 6700. Liebrecht Art Gallery Fine Art gallery. November exhibition works in oil by Wendy Gaybbaa. “I Recall a Gypsy Woman’, 34 OudehuisStr, Somerset West. T. 021 852 8030. Wallace Hulley Gallery Hulley specialises in Portraiture in watercolours. , 27 Silverboomkloof Rd. C. 083 268 4356. Stellenbosch Art at Tokara Crest of the Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch. T.021 808 5900 www. Art on 5 A studio gallery run by 2 artists, Maryna de Witt and Emzi Smit, exhibiting their work. , 7b Andrings St. T. 021 887 7234. C. 072 249 3312. D-Street Gallery The Morality Monkeys ‘ Until 24 Nov. Robert Hamblin; Chris Diedericks; Adriaan Diedericks; Barry Barichievy; Brahm van Zyl;


Corlie de Kock; Grace Kotze; Mathew Brittan; Steven Rosin; Judy Woodbourne; Olaf Bisschoff; Michele Rolstone; Marie Stander; Clare Menck; Peter van Straten; David Brits; Shany van den Berg; Elizabeth Gunter; Hannalie Taute; Aidon Westcott(curator); Susan Opperman, Larita Engelbrecht, Bowen Boshier, Jaco Sieberhagen and Vulindela Nyoni., 112 Dorp Str. T. 021 883 2337.

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. , C/o Dorp & Bird str, Stellenbosch. T. 021 828 3489.

Oude Libertas Gallery November. Ceramic exhibition by Anton Bosch. Walkabout: 6 November 2013, Cnr of Adam Tas & Oude Libertas Str. T. 021 809 7463.


Rupert Museum Showcasing the unique private art collection of Anton and Huberte Rupert., Stellentia Ave. T. 021 888 3344. Sasol Art Museum Permanent collection of paintings, graphic works and sculptures, as well as an anthropological collection. Regular temporary art exhibitions of national and international artists , 52 Ryneveld Str, Stellenbosch. T. 021 808 3691. Slee Gallery Anamnese’ by Roelie van Heerden.Until 6 November 2013., 101 Dorp Street. T. 021 887 3385 SMAC Art Gallery Willam Boshoff 7 Nov -7 Dec. ‘Big Druid in his Cubical’ , 1st Floor, De Wet Centre, Church Str. T. 021 887 3607. Stellenbosch Art Gallery An extensive selection of paintings, sculpture, handmade glass & ceramics by selected Western Cape artists, 34 Ryneveld Str. T. 021 887 8343.

Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery Representing a variety of established and up-and-coming South African artists., 19 Swellengrebel str, Swellendam. T. 028 5142905. Die Steg Art Galery Swellendam and Beyond with Marnitz Steyn and guest artist, sculptor Neil Jonker, until 9 Nov. Solo exhibition of new paintings by resident artist Marnitz Steyn. Also co-exhibiting with bronze sculptures is Niel Jonker of ardskeerdersbos. 1 Voortrek Str, Swellendam. 028 514 2521. Villiersdorp Dale Elliott Art Gallery Gallery, Framing and a teaching studio for Art Courses., 80 Main Rd, Villiersdorp.T. 028 840 2927. Wilderness Beatrix Bosch Studio Unique works in leather, paintings & photography can be viewed at her studio., 57 Die Duin, Wilderness. T. 044 877 0585. Pharoah Art Gallery Faces’ by Peter Pharoah, series of portraits. Wilderness Centre, George Road. T. 044 877 0265.


Above: Nic Bladen exhibition launch : ‘Peninsula’ is an exhibition of botanical sculptures by Nic Bladen at the Everard Read Gallery in Cape Town artist Nic Bladen and his artist wife Jane Bladen Amaryllis Belladonna (Eppel), Nicola Cencelli and Alwyn Bester / Nicola Cencelli / Ken Gerhardt.

Left: Maboneng township arts experience : Gladys X Jeku in her house with work by James Musoke-Lule Right: Commune 1 Gallery, CT: Greg Dale and Marie Wilke talk about ‘Doodle for Cathedra (for Barnett Newman)’, by Greg Streak.

All Photos Michaela Irving


Mark Coetzee and Kirsty Cockerill of AVA with Zemba Luzamba’s work/ one of Barend de Wet’s creations / MJ Lourens and Teresa Lizamore enjoy the show Peter E Clarke in 2D and 3D./ Nicci, Beezy and Saskia Baily / Barend de Wet knits and creates MJ Lourens with his work / Gabriel Clark-Brown with Artist Dan Halter / Frans Smit with his work Penny Dobby and Cathy Stanley of the Keiskamma Trust look at a sculpture of ‘cotyledon orbiculata double’ / Kitty Dorje and Darren van der Merwe in the Cape Gallery section Greg Dale (of Commune.1), artist Ledelle Moe, Ruann Coleman, Vulindlela Nyoni — at Cape Town Art Fair.

Entangled : Commune CT : Photos Michaela Irving

Katrine Claassens with her work ‘hanging baskets’/ artist Ledelle Moe chats with Dirk Winterbach about her sculpture ‘Transitions Displacements lll’, concrete and steel Dr Nicholas Mangeya and Franck Rynart with sculpture by Ledelle Moe / Tabitha Paine / artist Olivie Keck with her work (Bottom Right) Claudia Schneider salutes her work : Exhibition in collaboration with Stellenbosch University Alumni This exhibition consisting of a variety of work by people with direct ties to Stellenbosch University.

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London Letter Read more at October is the month for art fairs in London, while at the same time the galleries open their autumn shows. This year the emphasis falls on countries beyond Europe and America, with three Latin American artists showing at major galleries and a new art fair of contemporary African art, 1:54, setting up in Somerset House to complement the decade-old Frieze Art Fair in Regents Park. There are 54 African states, and many of them are represented here, although mainly by European galleries. This was a fantastic chance to recognise the work of artists who are now to be seen in the British Museum’s extensive African collections, or given showings at the Tate, as British institutions seek to broaden their horizons: Rachid Koraïchi’s signature metal figures, Owusu-Ankomah’s Chinese looking glyphs and Ablade Glover’s stunningly colourful almost abstract market scene. Best of all, though, was Romauld Hazoumé’s giant ball made out of petrol cans. Some of the South Africans represented were Karel Nel mapping the cosmos, Esther Mahlangu’s traditional Ndebele image and a large black and white drawing by Cameron Platter. The themes were as numerous as the states, ranging from decorative photography and a woven sax to an oil of the final judgement in the political world. A decade on and the Frieze is firmly entrenched, with major galleries now to be seen in both sections, Frieze Art and Frieze Masters, which started last year. There was a sense that not only were the big guys in town, but smaller galleries were showing new names. A Brazilian gallery paired British and Brazilian artists, and there were more Latin American and African galleries showing than ever before. Many galleries opted for solo shows of artists such as De Kooning, Matisse drawings and Victor Pasmore, and a newly discovered Breughel was on show. A naked statue of a pregnant artist had room for an adult to curl up in the hollow womb, while Jeff Koons had security guards around his trio of Tweeties and a gift-wrapped heart. Eventually, it all gets too much, and then the sculpture park offers a bit of calm, with work such as the giant bronze head or a kite-shaped African cloth to catch the eye. Looking at the early and late work by Brazilian artist Mira Schendel (Tate Modern until 19 January 2014) one would have no idea that they were by the same person. An Italian who had to flee the Nazi’s because of her Jewish background, Schendel became one of her adopted homeland’s top artists, representing it at the 1968 Venice Biennale. The early works are strong, earthy coloured oils with solid blocks of pigment, reminiscent of Klee (whose work is showing upstairs). The Biennale piece is a huge installation with hanging boards inscribed with writing. Another piece features a constellation of almost a hundred delicate graphic objects, highlighting the themes of transparency and language that would occupy most of her mature work. The Serpentine Gallery recently opened a second space just across the river designed by Zaha Hadid in an old gun powder store. The Sackler Gallery houses an installation by the Argentinian sculptor Adrián Villar Rojas entitled Today We Reboot the Planet (until Nov 10). The loose bricks clink as you walk round 30

the small space. A concrete elephant crumples under the weight of a concrete plinth copied from the exterior of the building. Inside huge concrete walls hide thousands of random concrete objects, with plants sprouting in unlikely spaces commenting on the unsustainability of our energy consumption on this planet. The birds do it, the bees do it, and now we know that octopuses do it too! I’m talking sex of course. And there I was thinking that Hokusai was best known for his Great Wave print, but among the cognoscenti, it’s the picture of the octopus pleasuring the female diver that gets bandied about. Put sex in the title, slap on an age restriction and you’re sure to draw the crowds. That venerable institution, the British Museum, is offering the first comprehensive exhibition of Shunga art, called Shunga: Sex and pleasure in Japanese art (until 5 Jan 2014). It’s got London whispering about it in the most unlikely places and even at Frieze Masters there was a complete set of coloured prints only shown in black and white at the BM. While you can’t get away from ample genitalia in the images, there is also an incredible sense of sensuous delight in all the paintings, done by some of Japan’s greatest artists. There’s mutual tenderness from illicit lovers, from teenagers, married couples and even nuns! Reading the captions adds hugely to understanding the humour in situations, like that of the old man with balls “like pumpkins” trying to entice his wife under the covers after being fired up by listening to the youngsters next door. The curator called it “a love letter to sex” and with the intertwining of limbs, the drapery of gorgeous kimonos and a shared sense of pleasure in the act, that’s an accurate description. There is more sex and lots of it in the Whitechapel Gallery retrospective (until 15 Dec) of YBA Sarah Lucas. It left me wondering about the difference in attitude between the East and West. There is nothing beautiful about this lot of huge concrete penises or little ice-cream pink ones melting on the counter or the shock tactics of enormous posters of naked men with slabs of meat or foaming cans of beer between their legs. The lower room is packed with furniture: stained mattresses and tables with symbolic genitalia on them, or how about a haunch of pork with trotters dressed in underpants? Her trademark stuffed stocking figures, of which there are many draped over chairs and on toilets, she is now casting in bronze, and they work surprisingly well. It’s a relentless assault on the senses though, that demeans both sexes, and sex. I’d always thought Lucas was the true artist, while Hirst chased money, but I’d rather have almost any of his work than these. So if it’s sex you want, go for the Shunga rather than the British variety. SA ART TIMES. November 2013


Sara Lucas at Frieze Art 2013 / Argentinian sculptor Adrián Villar Rojas : Elephant / Sara Lucas at Frieze Art 2013 / Frieze Art 2013 / Installation at African art fair / Jeff Koons at Frieze 2013


Vincent Da Silva Leaps to new heights in Dubai

Vincent Da Silva’s Andalucian I, Dubai

Vincent Da Silva’s The Rhims Gazelles A horse poised mid-step, SA artist Vincent Da Silva’s bronze was recently unveiled in Dubai’s Burj Plaza. Da Silva’s creatures have a rawness and wild-energy about them. Rough, hurried marks are visible from his tools and fingers working the original clay form before it was turned to bronze. He has become known for this style, a style which complements the character and magnificence of the Arabian horse breed. Global property group, Emaar, ordered the sculpture as part of an effort to beautify and culturally enrich the city. In a recent interview Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, stated, “Downtown Dubai is defining its identity as a compelling arts and cultural destination, displaying works by world-renowned artists. Life Size Andalucian I is not only a marvel in figurative sculpting but also is a tribute to the Arab world’s equestrian heritage, and will appeal to all visitors. Through the display of powerful artworks, we are further contributing to Dubai’s cultural identity, and seeking to inspire the city’s artistic community.” Other sculptures erected in Downtown Dubai - the name given to the area surrounding the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, include Kuwaiti sculptor Sami Mohamed Al Saleh’s free-form bronze, Al Sidra; Syrian artist Lutfi Romhein’s Together, an Arabian couple in granite and marble; as well as Spanish sculptor Xavier Corbero’s Gathering of 10 basalt sculptures. Soon another will enter the parade. Da Silva’s Rhims Gazelles will be unveiled later this month (November). The Rhims Gazelles are found only in Dubai and are severely endangered. In 2012, Emaar commissioned the artist to produce a SA ART TIMES. November 2013

sculpture of a herd of these graceful creatures. It is hoped that this magnificent sculpture will reflect the magnificence of the animal and help in its conservation. At home in Stellenbosch, Vincent da Silva runs his own gallery. Outside the front door is a sculpture of a hand. Students regularly leave flowers between its fingers, transforming the work into a love-letter to the town. The sculpture will soon be repositioned in front of the town hall to stand alongside a visage of Nelson Mandela, a love letter to South Africa. About the artist: Vincent da Silva is a young sculptor based in Somerset West, Cape Town. In his final year of high school, da Silva competed in the 2007 PPC Young Sculptors Competition and was an exhibited finalist. After matriculating from Somerset College High School, he studied Architecture at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. While studying, he opened a gallery in Stellenbosch. He graduated from university in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture. Media Sources: - Anna Seaman (2013), Art: in the UAE public eye [Online]. Available: - Emaar celebrates art and Arab equestrian heritage with South African sculptor Vincent Da Silva’s ‘Life Size Andalucian I’ in Downtown Dubai (2013), Emaar Properties PJSC [Online].Available:



3D Son of a Gun : Printing an artistic revolution

Download, Print & Phoot: Cody Wilson’s “The Liberator”

By Lyn Holm Recently, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum purchased two prototypes of the first 3D-printed gun. Creator, Cody Wilson had designed the gun and posted the plans on the internet so that anyone with access to a 3D printer could create their own fully-operational firearm from scratch. An uncontrollable safety risk, the US police force were able to partially remove the plans only after it had been downloaded by over 100 000 civilians. The creation of “The Liberator”, marks a distinct point in the history of design and speaks of the manufacturing potential that 3D printing has to offer.

osity grew in the artistic potential of 3D printing. Her piece The Chrysanthemum Centerpiece (2009) was voted the ‘Most Beautiful Object in South Africa’ by visitors to the Design Indaba 2009. In 2010 she was chosen as the featured artist at KKNK. She was named the Absolut VISI Emerging Designer of the year 2012. Her work has been shown in Dubai, France, London, New York, San Francisco and Maribor in very prestigious exhibitions and collections. 3D Printers scan paintings and prints them: including texture, brushstrokes and cracks

Printing Reproductions: 3D Printing technology could not remain within the realm of manufacture without touching the art world. Cosmo Wenman is an art enthusiast aiming to make classical sculpture accessible to anyone and owned by anyone. He travels the globe taking photographs of famous sculptures. A little more thoroughly than most tourists, Wenman photographs from every possible angle. He then puts these images into a CAD program which transforms them into a complete 3D rendering of the sculpture. The sculpture is then printed in miniature. That’s not all. Dutch researcher, Tim Zaman has built a camera system that captures detail so accurately that he has been able to print reproductions of Van Gogh and Rembrandt’s paintings down to the microscopic detail of the paint’s brushed texture. These prints are near-perfect forgeries. Only minor differences like sheen and transparency separate the original from the forgery.

Inexpensive desktop 3D printers are easy to use

How 3D Printing Works: To print a three-dimensional object, a design for this object must be translated into computer data. This can be done by designing the 3D form in a Computer Aided Design (CAD) program or by obtaining a 3D scan of an existing object. The 3D printer then converts this data into an object. Much like a 2D printer prints ink onto paper according to the design set out for it on a computer, so a 3D printer deposits a self-hardening liquid substance in a series of layers, building up the object, until the form is complete. This process was initially intended only for the production of custom engineered parts and product prototypes but because of further technological development and the increasing affordability of the printers and design software, 3D printing has been used in a variety of different applications. Furniture, prosthetics, food, cars, clothing, and even blood vessels have been printed.


Printing Originals: 3D printing is not only used to copy but to create original artworks. Among the artists and designers to do so are ‘Agents of the 3D Revolution’: Geoff Mann, Jonathan Keep, Joshua Harker, Nervous System, Keith Brown, Lionel T. Dean, and South Africa’s own Michaella Janse van Vuuren. Michaella Janse van Vuuren studied at Pro Arte School for Music, Art, Drama and Ballet in Pretoria. After some time freelancing as an artist she went on to obtain a doctorate in Electrical Engineering. While working in CAD implant design at the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein, her curi-

Printing Prospects: 3D printing provides artists with a new technique for producing work. Presently, the technology allows artists to print various substances, including: nylon, steel, sand, resin, ceramics, gold, silver, bronze, plastics, paper and chocolate. Further experimentation will most likely add to the list of printable materials. Creating sculptures of living animal tissue or DNA is just one step away. CAD software allows materials to be worked in previously unseen precision, allowing for more and more complicated designs. The technology makes it easier to create sculptures that vary their own form with interchangeable parts or a capacity for movement. Sculptures need not be kinetic to move but can produce their own renewable power with a closed system of cogs and pullies. Devices that can print large forms are currently very expensive but as the technology becomes cheaper to produce, so prices will drop and it will be more readily available. This will mean that 3D printed sculpture (and possibly even sculpture in a broader sense) need not be limited by scale. These are all positive advances to the field of sculpture, but what of the negative? 3D printing technology brings with it the potential to closely copy any form, meaning the possible death of the original artwork. Your sculpture of a baby being born out of a watermelon may be photographed and accurately reproduced by any exhibition goer and sold without giving you any commission. Also, if multiple perfectly forged marble sculptures of Michaelangelo’s David are available in your city, does it not make the experience of seeing the original less precious? When Cody Wilson designed the world’s first printable gun, he showed the world that anything that can be printed can be owned, by anyone. In art and in everything else, we should be aware of the son of the gun. SA ART TIMES. November 2013


3D Printing in SA: This past July, The Vaal University of Technology (VUT Idea 2 Product Lab) provided a 2-day course in 3D CAD software and 3D printing. In September, Parts and Labour Design Studio held similar courses. The Agents of the 3D Revolution held lectures on the technology in conjunction with VUT’s course and will be in Cape Town next year to celebrate World Design Capital 2014. There has been no word on whether workshops will be held, but the likelihood is good. Regular CAD workshops are held by Tech Station in association with The Vaal University of Technology. For more information, go to Parts and Labour also host regular workshops in Johannesburg. For more information, go to Bunny Corp stocks CAD training manuals for purchase. For more information, go to To buy your own small 3D printer is relatively cheap. The RapMan 3.1 goes for around R 10 000. To buy a 3D printer, 3d scanner or CAD software, CAD House stocks both hardware and software. While their online store may be more convenient, their physical premises stock a larger range of goods. CAD House – Centurion 012 654 0559 / 012 940 5201 Online store: If you would rather have someone else to do the printing or computer design or if you simply need advice on your design, the following companies can help you: 3D Rapid Prototyping – Johannesburg 082 332 9130 / 082 332 9130. Bunny Corp – Vereeniging 072 217 3535 Taito3D – Midrand 082 638 6363 Sources Used: • Michaella Janse van Vuuren (2013), Press Release: Agent of the 3D Revolution. • Ricardo Bilton (2013), 3D printed guns are officially art — at least according to one London museum [Online]. Available: • Agents of the 3D Revolution (2013), 3D Printing [Online]. Available: • wily me (2012), 10 Incredible 3-D Printed Products [Online]. Available: • Laura Sydell (2013), 3-D Printing A Masterwork For Your Living Room [Online]. Available: • Jacques Coetzee (2013), Amazing fine art 3D printer replicates Van Gogh and Rembrandt paintings [Online]. Available: • Parts and Labour (2013), 3D Print Workshops [Online]. Available:

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SA Artists rally around Diane Dear Art lovers For those who still want to contribute there is still time till middle of November. So... the time has come to start putting together the second auction for the impending kidney transplant for Diane Victor. Goodman Gallery and all their associates did an amazing job earlier this year and raised a substantial amount towards this very costly exercise. Goodman Gallery and I have been approached by many artists who were not part of that auction with offers of work to be auctioned. It has taken some time to decide how and where to proceed. As a status update, I can report that Diane has been in two weeks of intensive, expensive and grueling tests and that a potential donor has been extensively tested too. We await the results through the Donny Gordon Institute and news on the path forward. The best case scenario is a transplant locally with the donor. The worst case is to start retesting or looking beyond the borders of South Africa. She is well, not in pain and working like a trooper as usual. Thanks to all who have asked and shared concerns and best wishes! Back to the auction: If those artists are still willing to donate works or if others want to participate, there is this opportunity. (Some have even offered works from their collections to be auctioned) The University of Johannesburg through FADA Gallery and the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery are holding an Auction on Saturday 30 November 2013 at the Auditorium of FADA Building, Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park at 2pm. There will be a preview on the morning from 9am till 2pm. Works will be hung in the FADA Gallery and will be available for viewing from Wed 27 November (The day after Diane’s Birthday). Ruarc Peffers of Strauss & Co will conduct the auction. Please save the date to attend. Contact Gordon Froud on / 0844238635 or Annali Dempsey of University of

Johannesburg Art Gallery on za / 011 5591116 for further information. I am fully aware of the Facebook comments doing the rounds about artists donating work and would urge artists to participate if (and only IF) they want to do this for a fellow artist who has herself donated millions of rands worth of work to various causes. There is no obligation at all. Works will be delivered to FADA Building or other arrangements can be made with myself or Annali Dempsey. Everyone is participating in a pro bono capacity and donating their services. Proceeds of the auction will be channeled to a trust account administered by the University of Johannesburg and will be paid to the medical trust fund in aid of Diane. Any monies left over after the expenses and tr! eatments will be channeled into a medical trust fund for Artists in need of medical support. For those wanting to contribute, I would need a good quality high resolution image of the work/s by end of October in order to compile a catalogue for auction. Actual works by the middle of November. Auction preview on 27 Nov, (we hang on the previous friday), Auction on Sat 30 Nov at 2pm at FADA Auditorium. Please send work to myself C/O Fada Gallery, Ground floor FADA Building, Bunting Rd Auckland Park 2006, Jhb. Tel 0844238635 Please feel free to post this to your friends and organisations within Facebook or any other form. Spreading the word will assist in raising awareness and buyers. Thanks for your ongoing support for which Diane and I are eternally grateful. A national treasure like this must not be allowed to disappear. Gordon Froud THANKS TO ALL THAT HAVE SENT IMAGES, WORKS AND THOUGHTS!!! Image : Diane by Fiona Coulridge 35


Anton Smit Sculpture Garden - Bronkhorstspruit Anton Smit “Broken Figure” The Ecology Shrine - Hogsback Diana Graham, “The Ecology Shrine” (installation view) 1995 Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park – Cradle of Humankind Doreen Southwood “The Swimmer” Mount Nelson Hotel – Cape Town Angus Taylor, “Lady on a donkey, thinking” 2012.

Grande Provence – Franschhoek Robert Leggat, “Friesian” Rubber tires Laingsburg In 2012, Stellenbosch University Art Department was commissioned by the Laingsburg Flood Museum to create a monument to the town’s flood victims of 1981. The project expanded so that many sculptural installations were created around the town, making the town a sculpture garden. Stellenbosch University Art Department Watersnakes and Ladders Art Playpark. Maureen Quin Sculpture Garden – Alexandria Private garden : “Reflections”

Kirstenbosch Gardens – Cape Town, Sam Allerton, “Gorillas in the Dell”, Stone pine Owl House – Nieu-Bethesda Installation view of garden detail Rupert Museum - Stellenbosch Coert Steynberg, “Lechwegroep” 1967 Oliewenhuis - Bloemfontein Wilma Cruise “Sheep May Safely Graze, The Return of the Bloemfontein Sheep” Ceramic Stoneware St Lorient - Pretoria : St Lorient Fashion and Art Gallery’s Rooftop Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition runs every year. This year is was 28 July – 30 October, curated by Gordon Froud. For next year’s dates, keep an eye on Craig Muller, “Desperate Preservation” Stellenbosch: With a public sculpture around every corner, popping up and disappearing seemingly overnight, Stellenbosch itself is a large sculpture garden. Dylan Lewis, Walking Cheetah II, From: The Wildekrans Country House – Elgin Guy du Toit,“ Thinking Hare” Bronze 36

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Carl von Bach creates a fascinating fusion of the elements: Rock – Gold – Light. These elements are characteristic of the beauty of South Africa. Rocks are all around us, along the sea-swept coasts and our majestic mountains. For millennia people continue to be fascinated by the geological shapes and structures of rocks. Gold has something mystical, symbolising continuity, wisdom and purity. Gold shaped South Africa unlike any other mineral wealth. Light inspires us and radiates energy. Through light, objects are uplifted to a whole new look and feel. The symbiosis of rock, gold and light creates breath-taking art pieces that cannot be replicated on film. About the Material The rocks used come from the West Coast of South Africa. Sand, wind and water have shaped them over centuries. The rocks are split and crafted using specialised tools. In a labour-intensive process, 24 carat gold leaf is carefully applied to the inner cracked surfaces of the rocks. A special lighting element gives the objects their magical aura. About the Artist Carl was born in Belgium and spent most of his youth in Namibia and South Africa. He studied in Stellenbosch and since then is living with his family in Cape Town. Due to his love for nature and his artistic skills, he started at a young age to experiment with the natural elements of rock, wood and light. Furthermore, he has a fascination for sculptures and designs made of various metals and glass.

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Shephard Mbanya with his Sacrifice, Sacrifice, 2012, Wood, Collection: Artist Ishmael Thyssen with his Zulu Dancer, Zulu Dancer, 1989, Plain wood, Collection: Iziko Museums of South Africa Thami Kiti with his Sangoma, Sangoma, 1994, Oak, Collection: J. Prinsloo

Against The Grain - SANG Iziko South African National Gallery hosts Mario Pissarra’s Against the Grain: Sculptors From the Cape. The exhibition shows the work of relatively unknown wood sculptors Isaac Makeleni, Ishmael Thyssen, Shepherd Mbanya, Timothy Mafenuka and Thami Kiti. The exhibition runs from 15 August until 17 November 2013. Mario Pissarra speaks about the exhibition in his curatorial essay: Against the Grain... aims to provide a space to reflect critically on the place of wood sculpture in South African art history, as well as the place of black wood sculptors in the discourses of contemporary African art. What should be immediately evident is that these five artists address a wide scope of themes, from the cultural and political to the personal, with sensibilities ranging from the earnest to the playful. Each of the artists articulates a range of individual concerns and approaches. What unites them is their use of wood as a dominant material in their oeuvre, and their common position as (black, male) sculptors from the Cape. Their recourse to art, particularly wood sculpture is in part a means towards earning an income, but in the face of limited success in sales, fame and recognition over many years it is evidently a much deeper and more intangible recourse, one that speaks to a quest for survival that is not solely economic, but also psychological, and spiritual. How else does one explain a sustained commitment to an activity that demands both time and space and does not guarantee an income, other than to recognise that the apparent irrationality of their persistence is answering a much deeper need. Ultimately it is this conviction, this expression of deep identification with wood that resonates through their work, displaying a clarity of purpose and a confident execution that produces both evocative and compelling art. As a project Against the Grain has several components which include the exhibition and this publication. It also included a workshop where Thyssen, Mbanya and Kiti had the opportunity to work alongside each other in a conducive environment at the Michaelis School of Fine Art of the University of Cape Town (UCT). The principal intention was to create a space for them to share and learn from each other, it also presented an opportunity for informal exchanges with sculptors such as Jane Alexander, who once learned the basics of wood sculpture alongside Kiti at CAP.... The project also includes a digital archive. Documentation of the artists and the project as a whole appears on the Africa South Art Initiative (ASAI) web38

site, and represents an ongoing effort to develop a fuller account of the work of these artists than has been possible within the constraints of available resources. An audio-visual interview with Thyssen, Mbanya and Kiti is also available for researchers and educators. -Mario Pissarra (2013), Against the Grain: Makeleni, Thyssen, Mbanya, Mafenuka and Kiti, sculptors from the Cape (text supplied). About the Artists: Isaac Makeleni (1950-2008) was born in Vasco, and lived in Nyanga. Makeleni’s creative and sometimes amusing works are rich in allusions to historical, political and cultural themes. Ishmael Thyssen (1953-) was born in Jankempdorp in the Northern Cape. He lives and works in Retreat. Thyssen’s contemplative art is influenced by modernist and African sources, as well as social concerns. Shepherd Mbanya (1965-) was born in Bishop Lavis, and grew up in the Eastern Cape. He lives and works in Khayelitsha. Mbanya’s evocative art uses narrative forms to communicate his often critical views on contemporary issues. Timothy Mafenuka (1966-2003) was born in Gugulethu and grew up in the Eastern Cape. He lived in Khayelisha. Mafenuka’s imaginative art provides an enchanted view of the natural world, expressed through a creative use of materials. Thami Kiti (1968-) was born in Machabini, Eastern Cape. He lives and works in Khayelitsha. Kiti’s skilful art draws on his rural upbringing and Xhosa identity, and expresses deep respect for the natural environment. This exhibition is the first ever collaboration by Africa South Art Initiative (ASAI), Sanlam, Western Cape Provincial Government’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport; National Arts Council of South Africa; Business and Arts South Africa; Centre for Curating the Archive and the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT). “ASAI is today playing an ever-increasing role in supporting and promoting the work of marginalized artists in South Africa and our southern African sub-continent as a whole. Their mission in documenting and archiving their work in the interests of promoting a more inclusive account of our art history deserves wider support. Iziko supports ASAI’s vision and efforts and we believe that our partnership will be mutually enriching. Establishing firm, collaborative partnerships and strengthening our relations with our local communities and their representative cultural organizations is of central importance to the work and mission of Iziko” says Ms. Rooksana Omar, Iziko CEO.

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Tienie Pritchard : Sculptor of the Nude By Elna Pritchard. Published by Dream Africa Productions and Publishing The long awaited book about one of South Africa’s best known and acknowledged contemporary sculptors, is now available. Author Elna Pritchard, wife and lifelong companion, has written an informative narrative about Tienie Pritchard’s life and work. The book includes 214 pages of text and colour images that promise to captivate the reader from start to finish. The story is an inspirational account of a man’s commitment to pursuing what he believes in. Residing in the vicinity of Hartbeespoortdam, Tienie (75) continues to create the masterpieces he dreams about. In the early 1970’s, Tienie became a household

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name when the old NP government commissioned him to make the controversial nude sculpture, “Life Cycle”. The media followed his every move and he became the subject of hundreds of news paper reports and magazine articles. Being in constant media spotlight for a period of four years opened many doors and established his successful albeit controversial profile. From the larger- than- life Water Nymphs in BelaBela, the life-size Impalas in the Kruger National Park to the magnificent statue of George Harrison at the East Gate entrance to Johannesburg. Tienie Pritchard’s art will always show us that there is a master in our midst.



Angus Taylor “Bloed Grond” 2013 Mixed media, rammed earth, glass, marble From: Ben Tuge: “Balance” 2013 Ebony From: Art Eye Gallery Pauline Gutter : “Die Huweliksaansoek” 2013 Video, old farm telephone, engraved plaque and wood From: Mary Sibande : “Non-winged ceiling being” 2013 Mixed Media Installation 275.5 x 547.5cm Image supplied by Gallery MOMO Gerhard Marx : “Scion” 2011 Bronze 70 x 100 x 30cm Edition of 5 From: Gordon Froud : “Taxibus” 2012 Plastic coat hangers From:


Greg Streak : “Crumpled Doodle” 2013 Ballpoint pen on fabriano paper, shutterply plinth 55 x 55 x 45cm From: Nicholas Hlobo : “Balindile III” 2012 Inner rubber tube, ribbons, canvas, hosepipe, steel 160 x 50cm (Dimensions variable) From: Nandipha Mntambo : “Enchantment” 2012 Cow hide, cow tails, resin 170 x 100 x 155cm From: Michael Macgarry : “Jet Black Pope” 2012 Marble 36 x 24 x 27.5cm From: Daniel Popper, with Justin Eastman, AfricaMedia, Chris Shelvey, Rob Bennicci,Jennifer Bam, Alain Ferrier, Blaise Janichon, Mark Davis, John Dodds and Shayne Freeburry “Reflections” 2013 Mixed media 9m high From: Frances Goodman : “Laquered Up” 2013 Acrylic nails, glue, chrome exhaust 75 x 60 x 46cm From: Christopher Swift : “King Protea” 2011 Shelving units from Dick’s Wholesale Fabrics, school desks, ceiling board Installation size variable From: Nic Bladen : “Erica cerinthoides (Fire Heath or Rooihartjie)” 2013 Bronze and sterling silver 35cm high From: http://www.nicbladen Paul Edmunds : “Sole” 2012 Stone, PVC-insulated copper wire 12.5 x 14 x 16.8cm From: international: Paul McCartney “Complex Pile” 2013 Latex approx. 15.5m high Image source: Joseph Marr “Cherry Laura” Ahoi Brauser Sugar 100 x 30 x 30 cm ED 6 Image source: Willie Cole “Zebratown Mask 2” 2013 Leather shoes, stainless steel wire, nylon thread, and screws

BUSINESS ART FNB Joburg Art Fair 2013 – Report back The 2013 FNB Joburg Art Fair saw 33 galleries participate from South Africa, Mozambique, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, England, France, Germany and Spain. In addition to this, Artlogic curated a Special Projects Programme focused on the medium of Photography. This was the biggest Art Fair to date, and we filled the full 5400 square metres of Exhibition 1 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Not only was it the biggest Fair in terms of scale but it has also been undoubtedly our most international Fair. The FNB Joburg Art Fair has now secured its place on the international art calendar. Gallery sales have increased by around 20% from last year with a turnover of R20 million worth of art being sold during the 4 days. Last year’s figure were around the R16,4 million mark and in 2011 around R12 million. This year’s Fair received good international press with interviews on German National Radio, Deutsche Welle, Monocle, Art Tactic and the AMA newsletter. Visitor numbers were consistent with 2011 and 2012 at close to 10000. The Collectors Forum hosted at the Fair generated a platform where South African and foreign buyers of contemporary art from Africa had the opportunity to network and present their collections. We will extend the project to the 2014 edition of the Fair. One of the highlights of the Fair was our new collaboration with Samsung “Video art powered by Samsung”. Artlogic chose Mohau Modisakeng for this project and a Youtube clip of the work posted by Samsung received over 50 000 viewers in less than 3 weeks. Interesting to note that the vast majority of these viewers were from Ghana and Kenya. FNB has renewed their contract for another three years, taking us to the 2016 FNB Joburg Art Fair. For 2013 we renewed our partnerships with DTI, GPG, Arts Alive, Pirelli, the Goethe Institut and the French Institute and welcomed two new partners, Samsung and the Spanish Embassy. The 2014 FNB Joburg Art Fair will take place on 21-24 August 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Stay up to date at Photographer: Thys Dullaart 42

CT Art Fair is back in February 2014 Supplied: The Cape Town Art Fair will take place again in February 2014 following its hugely successful launch. Fiera Milano Africa, the organization who produces the fair, director Louise Cashmore stated that: “The success of the inaugural Cape Town Art Fair was so important for Cape Town. It clearly demonstrated the reach of this city’s artistic output, building inclusion at every level and breaking down barriers. We are delighted to announce that the Fair will take place in February next year when we will attract, not only local consumers, but global visitors looking keenly at this vibrant new platform of African contemporary art.” More than 130 artists and 40 leading galleries took part in the inaugural Fair with many of the exhibitors delighted with both the attendance and sales. Said Marelize van Zyl, curator in chief SMAC Art Gallery: “The first Cape Town Art Fair was a total success. Firstly, it created a market platform long necessary for the art industry in Cape Town in particular. It brought together most of the role players giving collectors the opportunity to meet with galleries and see their presentations. Secondly, the Fair made it easy for new and potential buyers to navigate their interests and the galleries more easily - without having to go to different locations. It provided a wonderful opportunity to create new contacts and meet new potential buyers and grow a new buying market which is absolutely necessary for the longevity and growth of our industry. “We would like to see the Fair growing into an international fair with a strong African presence - bringing galleries and artists from other art centre as well as galleries from Africa too. This will be the drawing card for international collectors and curators to come and visit. The inaugural Cape Town Art Fair of 2013 also marked the event where artist Barend de Wet decided hang up his knitting needles..... in hiatus”, she concluded. It was a sentiment echoed by Elana Brundyn, owner and director of Brundyn+: “The Fair was a great success because, not only was there a huge interest from collectors and the public, but they came to view the Fair and to spend money. Informed clients supported us and we also felt we were cultivating a new audience base for our gallery.” Said Deon Viljoen of Deon Viljoen Fine Art: “The Cape Town Art Fair was well-organised, well-publicised and well-attended. It afforded me the opportunity to re-connect with collectors and buyers. I would like to participate again.” For more details see: SA ART TIMES. November 2013


How to start an art collection with $1,000 or less

You don’t need riches to collect art – start small and your collection will soon grow. The trick is knowing where to look tastes,” she says. That’s rich coming from a woman who has whole walls of feather baskets, backlit panels of Hello Kitty dolls and valuable sculptures and drawings jammed neatly into almost every niche. Her collection began with small works because, as she says, “You get the essence of the artist and it’s more affordable.” Rossler bought Marian Tubbs before she was cherrypicked for the Venice Biennale.

Published Sydney Contemporary Sydney Contemporary: Amid the big ticket items you can find younger emerging artists with which to start your collection Photograph: Gunther Hang/Sydney Contemporary Woody Allen made fun of art galleries. They were always his preferred backdrop for the most pretentious conversations on earth. Add to this the crazy cost of art and you have a rich comic stock indeed. The first work I bumped into at the recent international art fair Sydney Contemporary was Transportation by Damien Hirst, price on application but understood by many to be offered at $900,000 – the kind of price that makes collecting art appear a hobby for Russian oligarchs. But I collect art and I am not rich. And most people I know, including very serious collectors, began their collections with $1,000 or less. Gallerists and artists need collectors and we are actually expected to start small. Even the gallery noted as featuring the most expensive item at the Sydney Contemporary, Gow Langsford in Auckland, sells younger, emerging artists alongside scary brand-name labels such as Warhol and Picasso. I quite fancied the small canvases by Richard Lewer, and at NZ$1,500 (AU$1,315) the prices are decidedly less terrifying. Sometimes you need to take a risk and spend more. If had $10,000 I know that the purchase of a large Rosemary Laing photograph would be a sound aesthetic and financial investment. Sydney dealer Annette Larkin spent a week’s wage on a photograph by Robyn Stacey in 1987 and said it was both “terrifying and very grown-up”. The first commitment to a work of art will probably be the most daunting, but the best time to start collecting art is always now. As in love – hesitation is loss. How to buy … young art Sydney Contemporary Sydney Contemporary: A balanced way to start collecting new art is to invest in small works by both established and lesser-known names Photograph: Gunther Hang/Sydney Contemporary In the world of contemporary art (especially in Sydney), there is probably no such thing as a steal. Bargains exist in retrospect and every purchase involves risk. A balanced way to start collecting new art is to invest in small works by both established and lesser-known names. This is how the designer and eco-craft guru Liane Rossler started her large collection of contemporary Australian art, and her house is a wild mix of high art, ethnography, cool craft and pure kitsch. Rossler’s first purchase was a painting by Peter Atkins, and his work, like her collection, has changed radically in the last three decades. “I have become more minimal in my

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She puts her knack for discovering hot young talent down to preferring less-established artists and attending very young galleries. She also has no problem with a sculpture made out of bent plastic straws, or cardboard, or possibly even soap or string. Currently she is looking at the Sydney galleries MOP and Alaska Projects because both have the qualities she delights in: “freshness” and “rawness”. And, very possibly, a use of fluoro colours and yarn. How to buy … etchings, limited-edition prints and works on paper Never underestimate a drawing. Encapsulated within a work on paper is often the genesis of a larger work. And, as the traditional hierarchy of masterpieces goes, paper is considered a lesser form than canvas and usually costs much less. Andrew Shapiro, the owner at Shapiro Auctioneers and Gallery in Woollahra, bought his first work for $30 in Philadelphia when he was in his 20s. The work was an unsigned lithographic print by Henri Matisse from his cut-out collage Jazz series. “I was earning $75 a week when that print came in.” He has spent the rest of his life searching for its provenance. One rare book dealer in New York said it might have been part of a limited edition but, as Shapiro shrugs, “I don’t care if it’s real or not real. The value of it was that I chose it when no one else spotted it. Starting an art collection is about using your eye and not listening to everyone else.” For Shapiro, artwork is always divided into “good, better, best”. As an auctioneer and a collector, Shapiro feels that works on paper are underpriced in Australia and are usually well represented in every auction. How to buy … minor works by major artists Big collectors go for big names, but art history has its back pages, and some wily collectors specialise in oddities: a ceramic here, an etching there – it all makes for a highly original collection. Painter Luke Sciberras is drawn to the obscure works of early Australian modernists; in fact, he collects the sort of artists that many of his contemporaries would label “old farts”. At 17 he used his Christmas and birthday money to buy an Arthur Boyd etching at the Art Gallery of NSW gift shop for $300. Recently he bought a 1956 Boyd drawing at auction (at Leonard Joel) for three times that and says he was simply “lucky enough to be the only bidder in the room on a cold night in Melbourne”. Often the works he chooses are atypical of an artist’s oeuvre. His new Boyd was not a landscape but a domestic scene of a woman sewing. “I was told very early on by the great collector Chandler Coventry to try and amass as many diverse pieces by an artist as possible, and these include incongruous works, so by the time your collection is mature, you have depth and breadth.”

Sciberras often swaps his own paintings for those of others. Sitting in his kitchen is like having a cup of tea with the history of Australian art looking on, and it was only amassed over two decades. “Auctions,” he adds, “are only intimidating the first time.” How to buy … sculpture and objet trouvé Sydney Contemporary Sydney Contemporary: the art fair takes place at Carriageworks, Eveleigh Photograph: Gunther Hang/Sydney Contemporary For years, the New York-based British interior stylist, shop owner and author Hilary Robertson collected what one would call “country manor” art – the sort of amateur faded paintings that looked liked they belonged to a Mitford or a Mountbatten drawing room. But the market for this very camp painting has dried up, so now Roberston is madly collecting small-scale sculpture. “Things that are signed by the artist and well-made,” she says. Robertson’s ruse is to mix the real turtle soup with the mock. So she might take a plaster dove that looks like a Picasso drawing and sit it next to a “real” bronze and a pair of scissors. Collecting art and “non-art” is both a restless pleasure and a visual game. “My favourite things at the moment are some white plaster chocolate moulds. They are very tactile and pleasing to stack in groups. I look out for bronzes (not necessarily figurative), carved wood, clay busts and torsos and mix them with the more utilitarian objects. I like the look of artists’ studios – for example Barbara Hepworth’s studio in St Ives, UK – where there are works in progress, brushes, old paint pots and canvases. You can feel the energy of the person who used the space and perhaps that’s what I’m trying to recreate – still lifes that are alive, like thoughts.” How to buy … art at auction Sometimes auctions feel like placing a bet on cup day, especially over the phone. Yet setting a fixed price limit will keep you sane – that and observing the condition of the work itself. Some things are cheap because they are fragile or unframed, or more magically, they are simply overlooked. This is common when a work is mixed up with a lot of furniture and less remarkable things. The best thing about an art auction is that it is a very fancy jumble sale. Nothing is curated. Research is vital, according to Mark Fraser, the chairman at Bonhams. “If I was starting an art collection on a budget tomorrow, my first stop would be the nearest major state art gallery or their online catalogue. [There] I would look for works that appealed to me; then I would research prices by the artists I most liked. This can be done by subscribing to one of the online services such as Artnet, Art Price or Australian Art Sales Digest. The first two cover global sales; the last only covers Australia and New Zealand.” Such an approach sounds so rational – like buying a second-hand car. But of course it’s a bit more complex than that. Art is dictated by fashion and the market and, to a degree, the momentum of branding created by galleries, curators and magazines. So if you want the artistic equivalent of a Volvo, you’ll buy a contemporary mid-generation painter and drive safe. If you want a sound investment with edge, you might look at minimal Australian abstract painting from the 60s and 70s. That, according to Fraser, is where the smart money is investing right now.



The Artwork that sent the robbers packing The November 11th Strauss & Co Evening Sale of South African and International Art promises to be a landmark moment for contemporary art in the context of a South African auction. Jane Alexander’s Untitled, pre-sale estimate R2 000 000 – 3 000 000, is the partner piece to iSANG’s Butcher Boys. Bought directly from Alexander’s Masters Show, Untitled has languished in relative obscurity until now. While relaxing at home one evening, the seller’s mother heard people breaking into the house. Securing herself in the bathroom she waited, listening to the sound of their footsteps and expecting the worst. Moments later cries of horror could be heard from where she had isolated herself. The would-be robbers had encountered Untitled and fled the house taking nothing with them except the words crime does not pay ringing in their ears! The auction is scheduled for 11 November at the Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg. For further enquiries please contact 011-728-8246. Jane Alexander’s Untitled

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£1.2M (R20 M) ‘Malay Bride’ Makes Irma Stern’s Birthday at Bonhams in London

Laurens Barnard A stunning painting by Irma Stern, titled ‘The Malay Bride’ achieved £1,202,500 (R19,630,500) yesterday (Oct 2nd) in London at Bonhams South African Art sale. The auction was held on the artist’s birthday. The top three pictures were all by Stern. The sale made a total of £3,218,428 (R52,482,936) for some 128 works of art, and three new world records were set. The sale confirmed the strength of the market for South African art in London, with South African and international bidders competing furiously for the lots on offer. Giles Peppiatt, Director of South African art at Bonhams, comments: “It is not surprising that this picture attracted the amount of interest that it did, even though it cannot be exported

from South Africa. She is one of Stern’s great masterpieces and although, due to SAHRA’s export ban, she jilted us at the altar for the sale here in London, all eyes were on her fate at the auction. ‘The Malay Bride’ is something of a mystery. The face and clothes provide clues as to who she might be—a bride, beautiful and dignified, ceremoniously formal—but her character is cloaked in vivid colors, textures, and sketchy brushwork. Therein lies her charm.” Alfred Neville Lewis’ ‘Portrait of a young African lady wearing a blue shawl’, Dumile Feni-Mhlaba’s ‘Applause’, and Frederick Hutchison Page’s ‘All the long tomorrows’ all sold for world record prices. Gerard Sekoto’s ‘Girl with guitar’ also made a world record for one of the artist’s post-exile works. Other artists whose works appeared in the top ten of the sale include Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, Stanley Pinker, and Vladimir Tretchikoff. Above: The Malay Bride


Contemporary SA Art is the Star of Stephan Welz & Co. Auction a must-see for any serious collector.” Among the collectable contemporary works are Blue Face by Conrad Botes, an oil on reverse glass valued at R 40 000 – R 60 000, The Politician, a painting by Norman Catherine, with an estimate of R 200 000 – R 300 000, and Killed Twice, a work by Brett Murray which proclaims ‘Biko is Dead’, and formed part of Murray’s solo exhibition at the Goodman Gallery in 2012. Other important artists in the collection are Lionel Smit, Simon Stone and Robert Hodgins, whose Night Points, is valued at R 500 000 – R 1 000 000.

Conrad Botes: Blue Face Conrad Botes, Norman Catherine, Diane Victor and Brett Murray are amongst the artists featured in a special selection of contemporary South African works, which will be a key component of the Stephan Welz & Co. Decorative and Fine Arts Auction on 19 – 20 November in Johannesburg. “We’ve been highlighting South African contemporary art in our November auction for three years now, which is our way of wrapping up the year on a high note,” said Imre Lamprecht of Stephan Welz & Co. “But throughout the year, we work hard to support and grow the contemporary art market in South Africa, which is at its most exciting ever. Without a doubt, this is a very good time to buy, and the selection we’ve put together is

Hodgins, who died in 2010, is also prominently featured in the private collection of Graham Flax, which will be auctioned on Tuesday, 19 November. Flax was an art lover with a discerning eye for recognising talent, and encouraged and supported young artists by acquiring their work. He had a close friendship with Hodgins, and purchased many canvases directly from the artist. Thirteen works by Hodgins will be auctioned as part of The Collection of Graham Flax, which also contains works from artists as varied as Pippa Ann Skotnes, Conrad Botes and Sanell Aggenbach. While these two sections are the primary contemporary anchors of the sale, there are many other collectable South African works which will be auctioned, including several original pieces by Walter Battiss. Battiss, who died in 1982, was a founding member of The New Group. He intentionally developed erotic and sexual imagery that would spark debate and infuriate

the censor during the 1970’s in apartheid South Africa, and was also the first South African artist to represent rock art from a purely aesthetic point of view. Two of his most important works to be auctioned are the recto verso Rock Engravings/Nude Figures, estimated at R 500 000 - R 800 000, and Composition of Still Lifes, valued at R 200 000 - R 300 000. Anyone can bid for pieces online via, Europe’s leading portal for live art and antiques auctions, which is now operating in South Africa. Users of the website can search catalogues and place their bids over the internet in real-time, with live audio and video feeds recreating the auction room atmosphere – all from the comfort of their laptop or computer. The Stephan Welz & Co. Decorative and Fine Arts Auction will take place on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 November 2013 at 13 Biermann Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa. Pre-auction viewing will take place at no charge daily from Wednesday 13 November to Sunday 17 November. For more information contact 011 880 3125 or jhb@ The auction catalogue can be viewed at Follow Stephan Welz & Co. on Twitter @StephanWelzCo or ‘Like’ for regular updates

Recent sales confirm market strength by Michael Coulson Though they got there in very different ways, last week’s two sales of SA art both ended up with satisfactory figures. In London at Bonhams it was the old firm of Irma Stern and Pierneef; in Cape Town, on the other hand, Stephan Welz & Co failed to sell the two sevendigit Sterns and the day was saved by the much-hyped “once in 50 years” opportunity of the inclusion of the collection of a gentleman. On Tuesday, Stephan Welz & Co extended its efforts to develop niche sub-markets, with small sections devoted to photography and contemporary art, but with mixed success. In the afternoon, only two of the eight photographs sold, but in the evening 35 of the 41 lots of contemporary art went, albeit at moderate prices. Only three of the 29 lots in the gentleman’s collection weren’t sold, and the gross of R9.45m (hammer plus basis) just topped the low estimate of R9.38m (hammer price only). This section did not yield the top price -- that was set by Tretchikoff’s Miss Wong (the back cover) at R3.92m (estimate R4m-R6m) -- but was responsible for most of the other features, headed by R3.36m for Alexis Preller’s Mapogga Axis Mundi (est R3.5m-R5m, the cover lot), R2.24m for Gerard Sekoto’s Washing Day (est R2m-R3m), R1.34m for Preller’s Candles & Symbols (est R1..2m-R1.8m) and R896 000 for Anton van Wouw’s Miner (est R800 000-R1.2m). In total, six of the 11 works with low estimates starting at R600 000 sold, the only other one being another

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Tretchikoff, Ballerina, for R896 000 (est R800 000R1m). Of other featured lots, Lucas Sithole’s wood giraffe fetched R470 000 (est R400 000-R800 000, contents page, Cecil Skotnes wood panel Shaka R426 000 (est R450 000-R700 000), Maurice van Essche’s Portrait of a Malay Woman R269 000 (est R200 000-R300 000) and Freida Lock’s Imam R448 000 (est R400 000-R600 000), the last three being on the flap of the back cover. Overall, in the morning 59 of 91 lots (64.8%) sold, for R777 000 (est R907 000), in the afternoon 35 of 52 (67.3%) for R450 000 (est R583 000) and in the evening 94 of 130 (72.3%) for R20.76m (est R30.8m), making a final total of 188 of 273 (68.9%) for R21.98m, 68.1% of the low estimate of R32.27m. Of the most represented artists, all 12 Barbara Burrys sold, five of seven Lukas van Vuurens, none of the seven Andrjez Nowickis, three of five each by Frans Claerhout and Pieter van der Westhuizen, two of five Gregoire Boonzaaiers and none of the five Vuminkosi Zulus. It was a very different story in Bond Street, London the next day. A gross of £3.22m was within a whisker of 80% of the bottom of the estimate range of £4.04m£6.06m. But the two top Sterns contributed £1.53m of this, some 47.5%, and if we take Stern and Pierneef together, even though only three of the 14 lots by the latter sold, a combined gross of £1.92m is almost 60% of the total. The top Sterns were £1.2m for Malay Bride (est £1m-£1.3m, the cover lot. This painting is, and must stay, in SA) and £327 000 for a still life (est £300 000-£500 000).

Six of the top 14 lots, with low estimates starting at £70 000, sold. The others were £183 000 for a Stern Malay Girl (est £150 000-£200 000), £87 000 each for a Pierneef landscape (the frontispiece) and Stanley Pinker’s Self in Hot Spot and £75 000 for Tretchikoff’s Journey’s End (the last three all estimated at £70 000-£100 000). Of other featured items, William Kentridge’s Six Films fetched £35 000 (est £35 000-£50 000) but Preller’s Native Study (inside back cover) and Sekoto’s Two Men Sitting on a Pavement (inside front cover) were passed. Artists’ records were set by Neville Lewis, with £15 000 for Portrait of a Young African Lady, Dumile Feni, with £74 500 for the bronze Applause (£30 000-£50 000) and Fred Page, with £20 000 for All the Long Tomorrows (est £7 000-£10 000), while £86 500 for Girl with Guitar was a record for a work from Sekoto’s post-SA oeuvre. Of the most represented artists, other than Pierneef, half the 14 Sterns sold, eight of nine each from Sekoto and Tretchikoff, four of nine Kentridges, four of five Van Wouws, three of five Gladys Mgudglandlus and two of five Boonzaaiers. The rand closed at a depressed 16.26 to sterling last Wednesday. At this rate, the sale grossed the equivalent of about R52.4m, while the two top Sterns were equivalent to R19.56m and R5.32m, respectively. This return is slightly less in sterling than last year’s October sale, which grossed £3.53m, but was equivalent to only R49.1m at the then rate of 13.89, but is still healthy enough. And still more sales to come from both the local houses, promising a lively end to the year.


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SA Art Times November 2013  

South Africa's Leading Art Read

SA Art Times November 2013  

South Africa's Leading Art Read