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CONTENTS ART TIMES | OCT 17

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12) ERIK LAUBSCHER “THE LANDSCAPES” A Selection of Paintings from 1946-2012

18) ART FRANSCHHOEK

26 October to 27 November 2017

26) SA FINE ART PRINT FAIR ‘17 Interview with Sharon Sampson

32) ABSA L’ATELIER 17

Art comes to life as 2017 winners announced

38) SASOL NEW SIGNATURES

Photographer/filmmaker Lebohang Kganye wins Sasol New Signatures 2017

44) BUSINESS ART

Investement art, news & auctions

46) BONHAMS: SA SALE HIGHLIGHTS

Sa Sale 13/09/17 - Results Available Online

48) STRAUSS & CO

Two drawings from William Kentridge’s early films

56) GALLERY GUIDE: OCTOBER 2017

Exhibitions, events, gallery guide & art to buy

58) TONY GUM - ‘ODE TO SHE’ Christopher Moller Gallery

66) THE THREE ABSTRACTIONS: LOVE, TIME, DEATH A Solo Show By Hussein Salim

74) ROSSOUW MODERN “Mentor - 2 Visions “

78) ANTON SMIT: THE WALKING MAN A exhibition of sculpture by one of South Africa’s leading sculptors

80) DOREEN GOWANS & JEFF RANKIN 82) CHRISTY LEE ROGERS: HYBRIDS

Graham’s Fine Art Gallery Kirsty May Hall, Loeries, Kim Donaldson Gallery, Franschhoek Cover Artwork: Bevan de Wet, Unknown 3, SA Fine Art Print Fair 17

86) PERCEPTIVE RESONANCE

Solo Exhibition by Adriaan Diedericks

106) THE GOOD READ

The Theft of Helen Anne Petrie

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Editorial

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After five years of waiting and spectacular hype, the Zeits Mocaa Collection and Building opened this week and we were there. What has been deemed by most of the media to be the most important museum opening this century, the building now completed is truly breathtaking. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick - the British Architectural firm who have unlocked this wonder onto the world stage. The building comes with a hotel, restaurant, lifts and dramatic cut aways that aligns it with the best commercial museums in the world. The building which is a modern day St. Peters could house anything and make it look astonishingly amazing. From slick BMW’s to skate boarding events it is guaranteed that by association, anything would look spectacular. Although there has been much hype about the Zeits Mocaa Collection over the years, it appears that the collection and its means of generating investment from art world investors needs to be clarified. The shopfronting of art from the African continent and Diaspora seems almost a bit too slick. Despite this very minor commercial detail, the Zeitz Mocca Museum is of a great international standard, a truly inspiring space to visit and enjoy with an open mind. Gabriel Clark Brown

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Don’t Miss a Gear, Giclee Print, Impasto and Acrylic on Canvas I sometimes stamp my name on my paintings more than once. While doing this one day way back in 2007, I stamped the entire canvas with the r-i-c-h-a-r-d stamp. I remember selling the piece to a Swiss wine maker who visited my studio. I was not keen to sell it, but did. This inspired me to create this series. But, this time, I decided to create a message in each work that relates to me and my daily thoughts and ideals. The message in this work is: “Don't Miss a Gear”. I learnt this from my good friend and business partner Andy Reid, of Vespa, South Africa. Do things slowly, methodically and don't miss a gear and you will reach your destination.

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ERIK LAUBSCHER “THE LANDSCAPES”

A SELECTION OF PAINTINGS FROM 1946-2012 28 OCTOBER / EBONY CURATED / www.ebonycurated.com

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“His experience is located in the expanses of the South African landscape where it is possible, as it were, to breathe freely – [both] in his sensory perception of it and on the canvas.” When Laubscher returned to South Africa in 1950 from France he became known for his “bold use of glowing and resonant colour…and the capacity to absorb the influence of contemporary masters without being mesmerized by their personal idiosyncrasies…”. His still life compositions, in which he acknowledged the influence of Bernard Buffet, were exhibited alongside the works of the more established New Group in Cape Town. It was during a holiday to Bushman’s River Mouth in 1953 that Laubscher began drawing the local Euphorbia forests. Deciding that pencil was not suited to the subject, he used a charcoal of his own manufacture. It was these drawings that created the framework for the body of works (fig 1) which signalled the breakaway from the eloquent but Eurocentric post-Paris still lifes. It was also here that Laubscher made his first strides towards abstraction by filling in spaces between the foliage with flat planes of pure colour (fig 2). The landscapes of the 1950s through to the 1970s, varied in their application of abstraction, clearly showed Laubscher’s assimilation of the Surrealist strategy adopted by Fernand Leger. The visual language applied by Laubscher of weighing contrasting planes against one another, in order to achieve a state of orderly intensity, were applied in representational forms as well as abstract compositions. One of the works which Laubscher sent to the Sao Paulo Biennale in 1959 (fig 3) was described as a “landmark” piece. In this work, simply titled Composition, strong black forms are laid over other more colourful shapes. Rather than overpowering, they provide additional viewpoints and miniature landscapes within

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the composition. This heralded the starting point of his “Hard Edge” landscapes which were to dominate his output for the following two decades. For a period of fifteen years Laubscher juggled his role as artist with that of paint salesman. He worked for the Plascon paint company between 1955 and 1970

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and while he admitted this infringed on his creative output he also acknowledged that it provided him and his family with the financial security his art was not able to do at that time. It was also this employment which saw him frequent the roads to small towns and familiarize himself with the landscape of the Klein Karoo, Cedarberg, Swartland and surrounds. These trips, coupled with family camping holidays, afforded Laubscher new visual stimulation.

Composition 1959, Oil on Canvass, 85cm x 115cm

“This heralded the starting point of his “Hard Edge” landscapes which were to dominate his output for the following two decades.”

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Euphorbias, 1955, 102cm x 88cm, oil on board

The patchwork of farmers’ crops, dirt roads, power line punctuations, the surreal intensity of the colours and the undulation of the landscape (fig 4) interspersed with man-made interjections became meditative spaces which Laubscher then translated to canvas. This exhibition of his works at Ebony Curated came together in order to fulfill one of Laubscher’s wishes - a review of his landscapes spanning his career as an artist.

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Erik Laubscher “The Landscapes” - A Selection of Paintings from 1946 - 2012 opens on Saturday, 28 October at Ebony Curated, 4 Bordeaux Street, Franschhoek. The exhibition will be opened at 11am by Hayden Proud, Curator of Historical Collections at the Iziko National Gallery. Contact info@ebonycurated.com further details.

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COMING SOON...


EXPONENTS OF CONTEMPORARY ART 11 ALICE LANE, SANDTON


ART FRANSCHHOEK

26 OCTOBER TO 27 NOVEMBER 2017 / www.franschhoek.org.za/event/art-franschhoek/

La Motte Museum collection, displayed on JH Pierneef studio easel with his leather portfolio and a bronze bust of Pierneef by Coert

As with good food and premium wines, so too fine art needs to be experienced to be appreciated. In 2016 the Franschhoek Wine Valley launched Art Franschhoek, whereby visitors to the valley are able appreciate the fine art collection exhibits on show during the months of October and November. This year Art Franschhoek will once again ‘open its doors’ to the public from 26 October to 27 November. Visitors to the valley will be treated to an abundance of art as Franschhoek’s many galleries and resident artists showcasing their finest works. To celebrate the start of this festival of art appreciation some of the participating galleries will be hosting special events during the weekend of 27 to 29 October, which includes a series of curated artist walk-abouts.

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During the month of Art Franschhoek the world renowned Everard Read Gallery will be exhibiting major works by some of our country’s finest contemporary artists, in a variety of media. Everard Read Gallery’s involvement at this year’s event signifies that Art Franschhoek is without a doubt one of THE art events to experience. EBONY/CURATED, with its exquisite displays of fine arts, sculptures and ceramics, will host four solo exhibitions in their two galleries, including a major retrospective landscape exhibition of the late South African master, Erik Laubscher. Embark on a journey of art discovery as you admire one of South Africa’s greatest masters, Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, at the La Motte Museum, which consists of 104 artworks as well as personal memorabilia. Be mesmerized by the beautiful ceramics created by internationally

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Manzart, Karin Miller, Dreamy Reality

renowned ceramicist David Walters and his daughter Sarah. The Holden Manz Gallery, conveniently situated in the centre of the village, will be exhibiting the works of Donna McKellar as part of her solo show. Indulge in a relaxing yet informative garden and art tour at the breathtaking beautiful Leeu Estates, where you’ll get the opportunity to connect with art and nature in serene and meditative spaces with exceptional views. Behold the beautiful works of art on display 20

at IS Art Gallery, which include ceramics, sculptures, jewellery and paintings in different mediums. Â A taster to tickle the art taste buds this is just a sneak peek of what you can expect during this time. For a detailed programme of the opening weekend events and the various exhibitions, which will be available from 1 September, visit www.franschhoek. org.za for more info.

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MANZART: DONNA MCKELLAR SOLO SHOW, FRANSCHOEK We are honoured to present Donna mckellar’s solo show for the 2017/18 art franschhoek season in our gallery in the very centre of the franschhoek village The new solo show by Donna is on view at the manzart in the high street from the 24th November 2017 onwards. The new shift of thought has become strikingly evident in her stylistic technique: peaceful, painless and serene landscapes with perfect lighting have now evolved into fragmented, unsettling landscapes that evoke emotional unrest. Donna’s realistic signature style is still evident in her work, yet another dimension of meaning has been added, almost as if it has been superimposed onto sections of the work, which resulted in a deep, and sometimes dark, but also playful expression of emotion.

Manzart, Karin Miller, Fragile

Adding these new dimensions to her work has shed a new light – literally – onto the subject matter that Donna chooses for her art. Her paintings are, in essence, an adventure and an expression of her life experience - Donna appreciates that her life, along with her understanding of it, is something that is constantly evolving. In addition the manzart collection will show works by collage artist Karin Miller, amazing pencil drawings by david filer, vintage newspaper and map artist lisette forsyth, the highly anticipated african playing card series by caitlin truman-baker and zoe mafham’s collage works as well as sculptor vincent da silva with his wildlife works. A feast for any contemporary art lover in the months to come in our gallery space awaits.

Manzart, Truman Baker, I’m All At Sea

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ART FRANSCHOEK KIM DONALDSON GALLERY FRANSCHOEK Kim Donaldson Gallery is delighted to be participating in this year’s 2nd Art Franschhoek Festival. Alongside the latest bronze sculpture collection by Kim Donaldson, we will have a selection of works by our exclusive gallery artists. This will include the photorealistic oils of Gerbrand van Heerden, the energetic bird paintings of Kirsty May Hall, and ambient African landscapes by Sarah Fynn. Also, from the newest artist to join the gallery, we will have the intricate metal compilation sculptures of Florian Junge on display. “PHOTOREALISTIC OILS OF GERBRAND VAN HEERDEN, THE ENERGETIC BIRD PAINTINGS OF KIRSTY MAY HALL, AND AMBIENT AFRICAN LANDSCAPES BY SARAH FYNN.”

Kim Donaldson Gallery, Joy Of The Winter Sun

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Everard Read, Circus

Everard Read Franschhoek is pleased to present State of the Art, a group exhibition. Originally founded in Johannesburg 1913, Everard Read is South Africa’s oldest commercial gallery.  Representing well established and emerging artists from Southern Africa.  An important contributor to the already vibrant cultural life of South Africa, Everard Read maintains a strong and unique identity for itself.   In December 2016 Everard Read decided to branch out to the winelands and open the Franschhoek gallery, situated at 20 Huguenot road, in partnership with the acclaimed Leeu Collection properties.   State of the Art will include some of South Africa’s finest sculptors, painters and printmakers. This group exhibition will form part of the Franschhoek Art Festival, 27 – 29 October 2017. “

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IS GALLERY - FOREIGN BODY BY HEIKE ALLERTON DAVIES SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER Foreign Body looks at the female body as the exotic and the gaze that accompanies it - both the male and female gaze.  Heike plays with ideas around the fear and fantasy of the exotic or the ‘other’  Her interest lies particularly in the women of the Dwarsriver Valley of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and the complex historical narrative that is carried in the lives, faces and bodies of these women.  “The blue and green eyes interspersed through the communities reflect  hints of myself and of my own children and something brutal reflects back at me through the same blue eyes, subtle visual reminders of the layered complexities of being a women. It is about being able to return the gaze not only as a women but also as a forbidden other.” 24

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00–17:00 Weekends and public holidays 10:00–17:00 / Heike’s work will be shown in room 1 & 2 of the Gallery. A superb collection of contemporary sculpture, paintings and ceramics will be on exhibition in rooms 3 and 4. Artists represented are: Michelle Nigrini, Zimele Ceramics, Gail Catlin, Helen Vaughan, Guy du Toit, Frikkie Eksteen, Sarel Petrus, Egon Tania, Willem Strydom, Wilma Cruise, Marlene von Durkheim, Cobus Haupt, Ralph Johnson and Frans Mulder. During the Festival IS Art will be opening an exhibition of Paintings by Nhlanhla Nhlapo and Sculpture by Francois Visser, that will be opened by Angus Taylor, on Sunday 12 November 2017, at 11h00. www.franschhoek.org.za

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SA FINE ART PRINT FAIR ‘17

26-29 OCTOBER 17, GIBS, 26 MELLVILLE ROAD, ILLOVO, JHB INTERVIEW WITH SHARON SAMPSON www.safineartprintfair.com

With the advent of SA’s rapidly growing Printmaking market of collectors and print lovers (there has growth of 5 print studios 5 years ago to more than 20 Print studios today) Fine art prints are on the way up both in popularity and financially. Strengthening this market is a rich appreciation of a 100 years of fine art history that has woven our diverse cultures into a powerful language of printmaking. SA Printmaking that started as a recording and cataloguing means via copper plate illustrations of early explorers to academic renderings of early C20 prints and stylistic Pierneef prints to Kentridge’s exquisite prints and woodblocks of the mid nineteen eighties. In turn Prints have followed the strong tradition of SA photography; prints are no longer the side plate of an artist’s exhibition dinner, but now constitutes the whole roast beef of art. To this regard one can see that artists in the past five years such a Pierneef prints previously sold for R 5000 to average 45 – 90K, Maufangejo’s and Hodgins although more recent – record the same. In 2010 a Hodgins would set you back at R 4K recently one doesn’t blink at 50K price tag. Of course the great master of SA printmaking Kentridge holds the current SA print record of R 910K for his Red Sleeper series print. Ironically as University Art Department try to close down print departments, a young spring of talented hip art print workshops are opening up - Is the awareness on SA Printmaking growing? I believe it is, and it’s getting its own Hip Art Print Fair. The Art Times caught up with Sharon Sampson for a short Q&A, and what we can expect to see this year at the fair.

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Sharon its been years in the making but now this is your second bigger and better FAP Print Fair hosted at GIBS this year, how has this concept taken off by SA art buyers and how do you intend growing your Fair for a South African Audience? Yes, it all started seven years ago with exhibitions at my studio at home. When the event got too big, GIBS kindly offered to host it for us. We incorporated other print studios/ galleries and changed the name to the South African Fine Art Print Fair (FAP). As you point out, this year it will be even bigger giving SA art buyers and collectors a unique opportunity to view and invest in a far wider range of fine art prints. Work from contemporary and master printmakers as well as talented young artists will be on display. Exquisite etchings, linocuts, lithographs, screenprints, woodcuts from most periods of SA printmaking will be showcased. Works by South African icons include Vuminkosi Zulu, Cecil Skotnes, Gregoire Boonzaaier and Judith Mason; as well as contemporary masters such as William Kentridge, Bevan de Wet, Diane Victor and David Koloane will be showcased. (See list of exhibitors below). With Fine Art Prints quickly catching up to hip mediums like photography and digital, do you think there is enough awareness and knowledge by the average buyer to know what they are buying- especially on the technical side of knowing what BATS, HC’s and Asp’s are. How and what kind of aspect are you pushing to educate the Fair going of educating and changing perspectives about fine art printmaking? There are a couple of points here - it’s interesting to look at the trajectory of art collecting in South Africa, in particular print collecting. In earlier days (1970s onwards), many collectors were well-informed about

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the artists and their making processes, collecting out of real interest, as well as a desire to support the artist. These collectors understood the concept of a print being an impression from a matrix created by the artist’s hand. Although knowledgeable collectors are still around, there is also a large group of new buyers who purchase prints for other reasons, such as perceiving the work to be an alternative financial investment, or influenced by other trends. Often these early collectors are bewildered by the editioning principles of printmaking; and misunderstand the way prints are produced. Confusion has also built up as the term ‘print’ is often used to describe both original impressions and photomechanical reproductions. Once people understand the technical aspects of image origination, they are usually blown away by the medium. As artists, particularly within the field of printmaking, we have a responsibility to inform potential buyers about the many aspects of our discipline so that they feel confident that, when buying a print, they 28

really are buying an original artwork; and that they have a true understanding of the editioning process. We are offering the FAP exhibitors the opportunity to talk about the works on their stands to try to break down some of the mystery. As the works on show will encompass a wide range of techniques we’re confident most of them will be covered. We will be discussing aspects of printing such as state proofing, using examples from the outoftheCUBE stand. The FAP website, will display a simple online catalogue that explains the principles of editioning, and links to this catalogue will be available at the Fair. To what extent or mixture of influences do you give to this rapid growth in the market from the past five years, surely its more to do with the growing quality of work or the local growth of appreciation of the medium? There are many factors at play here, but I do feel that the quality of printmaking in South Africa has always been sophisticated as

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most of the country’s master printers have had international training and are structured in their practice. In addition, South African printmaking has a strong socio-political history. Since the establishment of the local contemporary publishing studios – such as The Caversham Press in 1985 and The Artists’ Press in 1991 – the professional technical standard here has been high. Although, as you mentioned, the tertiary institutions are closing or side-lining their printmaking departments, in a way this has forced a maturing of South African printmaking as the emerging new studios have been established by young experienced printers, more entrepreneurial in spirit, who for example have trained at Artist Proof Studio; or who have paid their dues by working formally at the professional studios and so gaining a fuller understanding of the business of printmaking. There has also been an emergence of private teaching studios, like Collin Cole’s Blue Door, and many of his students have bought their own presses, in turn teaching privately or mentoring young artists. There is no doubt that the huge international acclaim for some South African artists who include print as a significant part of their oeuvre has increased its status as a medium, not only for collectors but also for artists. An awareness seems to have developed among artists of the creative potential that printmaking holds, thereby producing a demand from artists to make prints with technical assistance. After all, wasn’t it Robert Hodgins who used to paint before lunch and print after? I also think a big influence on the print market has been the sudden increase in the

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number of South African auction houses, and the fact that works by living, practicing artists are being auctioned is constantly. The auction houses’ online sales provide a particularly appropriate way to view works on paper, and prints have become a large part of the auction output. For the collectors, the auction results are transparent and always available online, which helps them to make buying decisions based on comparisons. This is not without problems, such as month to month variations of achieved auction prices for prints from the same edition. Having travelled a bit, how does South African Printmaking fare against other International markets, say in terms of popularity, price and return of investments for both artists and buyers alike.

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SA FINE ART PRINT FAIR ‘17 I can’t comment on the international art investment market, but do reinforce the high quality of professional South African printmaking. FAP’s curator, Mandy Conidaris, was invited to curate an exhibition of 100 South African prints for the 20th Grenchen Print Triennale in Switzerland. Once the exhibition had been installed, the organisers and Triennale visitors commented constantly on the sophisticated technical quality of the prints, including the works’ conceptual strength and resolved imagery. We were most fortunate to visit The London Original Print Fair last year. LOPF – London’s longest running art fair is now in its 33rd year. The only SA printmaker represented was William Kentridge. We know of prints by another contemporary South African artist that have appreciated over 500% in 5 years, so providing a handsome return on investment. Where would you like to take this FAP Art Fair, would you make it an annual event, or would you like to get the Fair to travel or better still bring international exhibitors here to expose their works. There is certainly enough printing going on in South Africa to justify an annual print fair. We want to explore the prospect of a travelling Fair; and good for local artists to be exposed to work by artists from other countries. Our dream is to grow FAP to the point were it can showcase the best of South African print globally, starting with the main centers. Bring international printmakers and gallerists to South Africa – LOPF last year had over 20 of the 51 exhibitors from overseas. Increasingly South African printmakers are being recognized and represented internationally. At FAP we want to accelerate that process. To do that we all have to work together and will ultimately make printmaking “the whole roast beef of art”.

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FAP17 Stand holders • Artist Proof Studio • The Artists’ Press • Bevan de Wet • Colleen Alborough Studio • Halifax Art Gallery • Jessica Michelle Le Roux • Katy Barton-Bridges • LL Editions • Mimi van der Merwe Studio • Out of the CUBE featuring • The Caversham Press, • Tim Foulds Print Studio • SA Print Gallery • Sharon Sampson Studio • Printmaking Students • Emerging printmakers www.safineartprintfair.com

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ART COMES TO LIFE AS 2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCED www.absa.co.za

Maral Bolouri, a previous 2015 L’Atelier Top 100 finalist, won the overall award for her installation Mothers and Others, a multi-sensory, interactive installation that investigates representations of women in African oral traditions. It explores the power of proverbs by juxtaposing negative and positive depictions of women in cultural truisms.

Maral Bolouri, Mothers and Others, Kenya

Kenya’s Maral Bolouri and SA’s Banele Khoza take top awards African art was literally brought to life when several seemingly normal artworks lining the entrance of the Absa Gallery came alive with subtle human movement as guests entered the venue at this year’s prestigious Absa L’Atelier art awards. The ceremony that followed reflected the idea of giving art a platform to thrive, as the 2017 L’Atelier winners were announced. Maral Bolouri of Kenya took top honours and was awarded the main prize, and Banele Khoza of South Africa walked away with the Gerard Sekoto Award. The Absa L’Atelier awards entered their 32nd year in 2017, marking another fruitful year of collaboration between sponsors Absa and South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA).

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Banele Khoza has also been a Top 100 finalist in two previous L’Atelier competitions, in 2015 and 2016, and this year was awarded the Gerard Sekoto Award. The Gerard Sekoto Award is awarded to a South African artist who has demonstrated continual improvement in the quality of their entry yearon-year in the L’Atelier. He won the award for his piece Note Making, which comprises a series of digital drawings printed with an inkjet printer. Through the pieces, Khoza questions representations of what it is to be a male in South Africa and within the broader social context. Priscilla Kennedy of Ghana picked up the first Merit Award for her piece Untitled 2016, which takes a jab at the social stereotype that women are tools of seduction. South African Wilhelmina Nell was awarded the second Merit Award for her piece No Evidence of a Struggle. This bronze, wax paper and wood work of a lunchbox with uneaten sandwich crusts represents the artist’s interpretation of sloth; the mark of a person unwilling to be proactive in their own personal success. Compatriot Manyatsa Monyamane scooped the third Merit Award for her photographic work Koko Meikie, which attempts to capture the timeless beauty and style of the South African youth of the 70s, and illustrate how these people define themselves today, 50 years later.

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Aside from these five artists, the Top 10 finalists in this year’s L’Atelier included Bright Ackwerh (Ghana, Selfication); Ciara Struwig (South Africa, Evidence); Dale Lawrence (South Africa, Making Work); Elias Njora (Kenya, Foot Print 4); and Oliver Mayhew (South Africa, Receipt Poem: Shop right). The Absa L’Atelier awards were once again open to young and emerging artists from 10 African countries, namely South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritius, Seychelles and Mozambique.

grow their careers. It’s important not only that artists take advantage of these opportunities, but that they put their best works forward when doing it. I’m proud to say that this year’s participants didn’t disappoint, and we were treated to exceptional quality works. This bodes well for the future of contemporary African visual art,” says Bayliss.

Dr Paul Bayliss, Absa Art and Museum Curator, says the response from artists in these countries was very positive, demonstrating that up-and-coming African artists realise the value L’Atelier adds to their careers.

L’Atelier aims to help further winners’ careers by providing them with unparalleled industry opportunities. For the main and Gerard Sekoto award winners this includes a six-month and three-month art residency respectively at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. The Gerard Sekoto Award is made possible through a partnership between Absa, SANAVA, the Alliance Francaise of Southern Africa, the Institut Français Afrique du Sud and the French Embassy in South Africa.

“It’s so encouraging to see Africa’s young artists making the most of the opportunities that are being created to support and help

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Oliver Mayhew, Receipt Poem: Shop right, South Africa

Manyatsa Monyamane, Koko Meikie, South Africa

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Wilhelmina Nell, No Evidence of a struggle, South Africa

Priscilla Kennedy, Untitled 2016, Ghana

Ciara Struwig, Evidence, South Africa

Award, a two-month art residency at the Sylt Foundation, on the island of Sylt in Germany, and the third Merit Award, a one-month art residency with the Ampersand Foundation in New York, USA. All Top 10 finalists are also placed on a twoday art professionalism course to assist them in managing their careers. Professional and self-taught young, emerging artists from these same 10 countries will once again be invited to maximise these valuable opportunities in the 2018 edition of the Absa L’Atelier competition, which will continue tonight’s creative idea under the overarching theme ‘Give art life’. Entries open in February 2018. Members of the public can view the Top 100 best artworks from the 2017 Absa L’Atelier at the official L’Atelier exhibition, running from 14 September 2017 to 27 October 2017 at the Absa Gallery.

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Winner Gerard Sekoto Award, Banele Khoza

Winner, Maral Bolouri

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Paint it forward. In South Africa only one in 100 young people entering schooling finishes tertiary education. You can change this by supporting the Visual Arts, while helping to create tomorrow’s artists‌ Absa has committed to creating more opportunities for young people to access quality education, including access to funding for studying. One of the ways we are doing this is in partnership with well-known, established artists who have donated key artworks for auction. These artists are painting it forward, with all proceeds from the sale of the artworks going towards Visual Arts scholarships.

Date: Sunday, 12 November 2017 Time: 11:00 for 11:30 am Venue: Absa Art Gallery Book: contact gallery@absa.co.za

Participating artists: Angus Taylor; Anna-Carien Goosen; Arnoldus Kennedy; Banele Khoza; Berco Wilsenach; Bevan de Wet; Caroline Suzman; Cecile Heystek; Chris Slabbert; Colbert Mashile; C o l l e n M a s w a n g a ny i ; Danelle Janse van Rensburg; Dirk Bahmann; Franli Meintjes; Gerhard Marx; Gideon Appah; Gordon Froud; Hanneke Benade; Heidi Fourie; Helena Hugo;

Henk Serfontein; Izak Fourie; Jaco van Schalkwyk; Justin Dingwall; Kai Lossgott; Kobus Spies; Liberty Battson; Maja Marx; Mandy Coppes Martin; Mandy Johnston; Mari Vermeulen Breedt; Marlise Keith; Mongezi Ncaphayi; Neil Niewoudt; Paul Edmunds; Pauline Gutter; Roberto Valcario; Ronel de Jager; Sam Nhegenthwa; Shenaz Mahomed; Wayne Mathews; Willem Boshoff.

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SASOL NEW SIGNATURES

PHOTOGRAPHER/FILMMAKER LEBOHANG KGANYE WINS SASOL NEW SIGNATURES 2017

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Johannesburg-based artist, Lebohang Kganye, 27, has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. Kganye won the coveted award for her animated film ‘Ke sale teng’, which means ‘I’m still here’ in Sesotho. The film confronts how family photo albums no longer have a fixed narrative but instead open us to reinterpret our past and even interrogates our need to preserve a certain narrative. “Sometimes we rely on the family photo album as a way to understand what family is meant to be,” said Kganye. “What we often land up with is a grouping of images that have been constructed, and perhaps do not account at all for the histories and memories that are connected to that album.”

Through the use of silhouette cutouts of family members and other props in a diorama, Ke sale teng’ confronts the conflicting stories, which are told in multiple ways, even by the same person - memory combined with fantasy. As the winner of Sasol New Signatures, Kganye walks away with a cash prize of R100 000 and the opportunity to have a solo exhibition in 2018 at the Pretoria Art Museum. Acclaimed artist, judge and Sasol New Signatures Chairperson, Dr Pieter Binsbergen, said most of the finalists’ works harnessed materials of multisensory nature, “holding the viewer captive for longer periods of time, thus driving home the pressing social, political, and environmental issues South Africa grapples with.”

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This year’s Sasol New Signatures theme was “be discovered”. The theme sought to challenge artists to come to the fore, and showcase their talent to in the country’s artloving public. “The works of the 2017 Sasol New Signatures winners and finalists has lived up to the history and intention of the competition, and showcases what South African artists are capable of,” said Charlotte Mokoena, Sasol Executive President for Corporate Affairs and Human Resources. “Noteworthy this year has also been the diversity of the submissions received. This demonstrates that Sasol New Signatures is making progress in reaching emerging artists from all walks of life.” Coming in second place was Sthenjwa Luthuli from KwaZulu-Natal. He wins for his woodcut work titled Umbango, which means ‘conflict’ in isiZulu. The work reflects the cultural politics within traditional Zulu rituals and customs in a contemporary family setting. The other 5 Merit Award Winners: Francke Gretchen Crots (Johannesburg) Doctor Crots’s f____d up anatomy Ceramic tiles Goitseone Botlhale Moerane (Pretoria) Mosadi o tswara thipa ka bogaleng Mixed media   Carol Anne Preston (Pretoria) Cocoon Metal shavings, mechanism and stand   Emily Harriet Bülbring Robertson (Cape Town) Emergency procedure for dinner with family In case of surprise visit from parents Linoleum print and collage on board   Cara-Jo Tredoux (Pretoria) Wandering Oil on wood   Each Merit Award winner received a R10 000 cash prize.

Ingrid Bolton, Nosipho Mbatha, Zyma Amien

Koffi Kouakou, Akissi Beukman

Oliver Pete, Malose Pete

Christopher Kabosha, Marissa Vosloo-Jacobs, Hennie Jacobs

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Winner: Lebohang Kganye Artist statement: Ke sale teng confronts how family photo albums no longer have a fixed narrative, but instead, opens us to reinterpret our past. Perhaps this kind of reinterpretation is an interrogation of our need to preserve a certain narrative. Photo albums are arranged as if to tell life stories and testimonies and build identities, however, the image is never ‘complete’ – we are only presented with visual clues that allow our own imagination to further ‘complete’ the story. The more I research my family history, it becomes apparent that family history remains a space of contradictions – it is a mixture of truth and fiction. Sometimes we rely on the family photo album as a way to understand what family is meant to be. What we often land up with is a grouping of images that have been constructed, and perhaps do not account at all for the histories and memories that are connected with that album.   Through the use of silhouette cut-outs of family members and other props in a diorama, the film confronts the conflicting stories which are told in multiple ways - memory combined

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with fantasy. Such archives do not reveal easy answers, for me, they reveal that time can break apart and reconnect and not quite fit back into one another. Biography: Lebohang Kganye is an artist living and working in Johannesburg. Kganye received her introduction to photography at the Market Photo Workshop in 2009 and completed the Advanced Photography Programme in 2011. She also completed her Fine Arts studies at the University of Johannesburg in 2016 and forms a new generation of contemporary South African photographers. Although primarily a photographer, Kganye’s photography often incorporates her interest in sculpture and performance. Over the past six years, she has participated in photography master classes and group exhibitions locally and internationally. Kganye was the recipient of the Tierney Fellowship Award in 2012, leading to her exhibition Ke Lefa Laka. She created an animation from the series, which was launched on Mandela Day 2014 in Scotland, entitled Pied Piper’s Voyage. Kganye was then selected as the Featured Artist for the 17th Business and Arts South Africa Awards in 2014.

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What motivated you to enter the Sasol New Signatures art competition?
 As an artist I respect Nelmarie du Preez, who won the Sasol New Signatures two years ago. It is evident how her practice has grown and how the competition enabled that.

Where does your passion for art comes from? 
 I actually started out writing poetry and doing storytelling, and then I was introduced to theatre when I was in high school. It was never my intention to pursue visual arts as 
I was interested in a career in literature -  specifically African literature or journalism. Then I saw a photograph taken during the Sudan war when there was a famine, by photojournalist Kevin Carter from the Bang Bang Club. It depicts a girl crouched on the ground, with a vulture waiting for the child to die of starvation. This was my introduction to photography and when I finished high school, I went to study photography at the Market Photo Workshop. I had a strong desire to incorporate my interest in literature and performance into my photography practice.

What excites you about the creative process? I create fictional narratives, which enact stories about my family. Here I take on different personas and stage scenes composed of photo-montages on life-size cardboards or silhouettes. My interest in memory and history is also about being at the same place at different times and not meeting. Therefore, I construct a visual narrative, in which we meet. The history of South Africa is a prominent theme in my work, my work is evidence of the political in the personal - thus personal narratives resonate with larger political and social issues and the project makes evident these intersections via an interrogation of intimate narratives.

Briefly describe your artistic journey up until the point of entering Sasol New Signatures? I was the recipient of the Tierney Fellowship Award in 2012, leading to my non-commercial exhibition Ke Lefa Laka. This exhibition was also shown in a group exhibition in New York, which inspired me to study Fine Art at the University of Johannesburg (I completed my degree in 2016). I created an animation entitled Pied Piper’s Voyage, which was launched on Mandela Day 2014 in Scotland, and I was then selected as the featured artist for the 17th Business and Arts South Africa Awards in 2014. I was also awarded the Jury Prize at the Bamako Encounters Biennale of African Photography in 2015. Over the past six years I have participated in photography master classes and exhibitions locally and internationally. My photography work forms part of several private and public collections, most notably the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pennsylvania.

Tell us about your preferred medium/s ...and why? 
 My preferred mediums are photography and video art. Photographs present not just with the “there-ness” of the object but its “having-been-there”, thus having the ability to present a past, a present and future in a single image.  Roland Barthes argues that these are the modern way in which we experience the reality of loss and ultimately death. My approach of working in both photography and film is through personal archives, which raises more questions than they are able to answer and the histories that have been written out and excluded, through the archival reconfiguration. If you could summarise your work in three independent words, what would it be? 
 Distinctive, Fictional and Poignant Did this competition teach you anything about yourself? 
 The work I created for the competition, allowed me to realise that family albums are a significant part of family histories. Photographs are more than documentation of personal narratives -  they become prized

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Lebohang Kganye, Ke sale teng

possessions, harking back to a certain event, a certain person, and a particular time. Family photographs are more than just a memory of moments or people who have passed on, or re- assurance of an existence, but that they are also vehicles of fantasy that allow for a momentary space to ‘perform’ ideals of ‘family-ness’, and become visual constructions of who we think we are and hope to be, yet at the same time being an erasure of reality. I realised how the family album is composed of a selection of what shall be remembered, what forgotten, therefore our histories become orchestrated fictions, imagined histories. Which local artists do you admire? 
 Santu Mofokeng, Mary Sibande, William Kentridge,, Nandipha Mnthambo, Lawrence Lemaoana, Sharlene Khan and Andrew Tshabangu. What are you currently working on/What is next for you as an artist?
 I have just worked on a new photographic

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series Reconstruction of a family (2016) which focuses on how the image is never ‘complete’, we are only presented with visual clues that allow our own imaginaries to further ‘complete’ the story. The work reveals that memories do not reveal easy answers. For me it reveals that time can break apart and reconnect and not fit back into one another. This work also inspired a new stop frame animation film, Ke sale teng (2017), which I submitted for this year’s Sasol New Signatures, forming part of the exhibition at the Pretoria Arts Museum. I am looking forward to completing my new work, which moves further from photography and continues to incorporate animation, performance and sculptural elements. What impact would winning this competition have on you?
 It would give me the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition in a museum and have the support to work on a new body of work over the next year. This would take my practice and career to a new level.

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EXHIBITION OF WINNING WORKS www.sasolnewsignatures.co.za #SasolNewSignatures

31 August to 8 October 2017 Pretoria Art Museum

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BUSINESS ART

INVESTEMENT ART, NEWS & AUCTIONS

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AUCTION

CAPE TOWN 10 & 11 OCTOBER 2017 You are invited to our viewing days from 6 - 8 October, 10am - 5pm. Walkabout hosted by Anton Welz on 7 October, at 10:30am

LOT 936 - A LARGE CHINESE ‘COBALTUNDERGLAZE’ JAR AND COVER, LATE YUAN/EARLY MING DYNASTY, 14TH/15TH CENTURY R 80 000 - R 120 000

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BONHAMS: SA SALE HIGHLIGHTS SA SALE 13/09/17 - RESULTS AVAILABLE ONLINE www.bonhams.com

GERARD SEKOTO (South African, 1913-1993) Congolese Maid Sold for £62,500 (ZAR 1,118,184) inc. premium

JACOB HENDRIK PIERNEEF (South African, 1886-1957) Bushveld scene with trees and anthills Sold for £81,250 (ZAR 1,453,639)

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“Overall, the auction was well attended, with competing bids across the auction room and telephone for Pierneef’s Bushveld Scene with Trees and Anthills. Depicting the aesthetic development of Pierneef’s later works, the sale presents a growing demand and value aimed at Pierneff’s work. Marvellous works by Gerard Sekoto were also well received, showing that the artist is very much at the forefront of South African modern art.” - Giles Peppiatt - Bonhams South African Art Sale (13 September)

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Mundane to

Magical

Mutara Wenguva Time Line

Sydney Alex Kumalo (1935 – 1988), Riding through Town, 1973, mixed media on paper, Sanlam Art Collection.

Richard Mudariki (1985 - ), The Model, 2015, oil on canvas (detail).

Selected works by black artists from the Sanlam Art Collection

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TWO DRAWINGS FROM WILLIAM KENTRIDGE’S EARLY FILMS ON OFFER AT STRAUSS & CO’S 16 OCTOBER AUCTION IN CAPE TOWN / www.straussart.co.za

Strauss & Co, South Africa’s leading auction house, is thrilled to be offering two important early drawings from William Kentridge’s celebrated cycle of stop-animation films known as Drawings for Projection. A globally recognised artist whose work forms part of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa’s launch exhibitions, Kentridge’s short films are the outcome of idiosyncratic drawing method. Using charcoal, the artist draws, erases and redraws scenes, incrementally developing his narrative. Premièred at the Weekly Mail Film Festival in October 1989, Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City after Paris (1989) is the first film in Kentridge’s Drawings for Projection cycle. It has been widely exhibited and was favourably received by Arthur Danto and Blake Gopnik, two important contemporary American art critics, in 2001. The narrative of the film revolves around a property developer named Soho Eckstein, his estranged wife, and a dreamy interloper named Felix Teitlebaum, who in Kentridge’s words gives Mrs Eckstein “a gift of love”. The eight-minute film was composed of 25 charcoal and pastel drawings. Drawing for Johannesburg Second Greatest City After Paris (estimate R2 – R3 million) portrays Teitlebaum, who is often interpreted as Kentridge’s artistic alter ego, bathing in his own anxiety. Kentridge’s fourth film, Sobriety, Obesity, & Growing Old (1991), further explores the troubled love story introduced in his debut film. Eckstein is faced by both financial and personal ruin. Premièred at the 1991 Cape Town Triennial, the artist was awarded the coveted gold medal for his film.

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BUSINESS ART Archive (Big Tree), a 2012 linocut printed on 15 pages from Encyclopaedia Britannica at David Krut Workshop in Johannesburg (estimate R300 000 – R500 000). In the past year, Strauss & Co has successfully handled a number of important Kentridge drawings. In June, two early pastel and charcoal drawings, Study towards Responsible Hedonism (1988) and Dancing Couple, fetched R3 978 800 and R4 092 480 respectively. At the same sale, two little known drawings from Kentridge’s 1994 music video for pop ensemble Mango Groove elicited a great deal of interest. Released in 1993, Mango Groove’s ballad Another Country was described by Billboard magazine as “one of the most beautiful songs to emerge from the transition to democracy”. The two untitled drawings from the music video fetched R2 159 920 each.

William Kentridge, Middle-Aged Love, off set lithograph on Korean Kozo paper, 188 by 131cm, R600 000 - 800 000

Drawing for Sobriety, Obesity, and Growing Old (estimate R2.8 – R3.4 million), one of 25 drawings progressively altered by the artist for his film, dramatizes a pivotal moment. It depicts Mrs Eckstein embracing her young paramour, choosing an open landscape of possibility. Strauss & Co is also delighted to be offering Middle-Aged Love (R600 000 – R800 000), an offset lithograph on Korean Kozo paper from 2002. The print was made during an artist residency at the School of the Arts at Columbia University, New York.

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The large print (number 5/18) was based on life-size charcoal and turpentine drawings of dancing couples displayed in Kentridge’s studio during his residency. The work was printed by The Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University. Kentridge is well known for his longstanding interest in printmaking. Strauss & Co is also offering Universal

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William Kentridge, Rebus Composite, linocut with hand colouring in indian ink, 80 by 140cm, R180 000 - 240 000

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AUCTION ACTION

RESULTS, HIGHLIGHTS AND LOTS TO WATCH STRAUSS & CO LIVE AUCTION THE VINEYARD HOTEL, CAPE TOWN 16 OCTOBER 2017 WWW.STRAUSSART.CO.ZA

William Kentridge, Drawing for Johannesburg Second Greatest City After Paris , signed and dated 89, charcoal and pastel on paper ,109 by 166,5cm, R2 000 000 - 3 000 000

Wim Botha, Untitled (Ecstasy Series III), signed and dated 11, Afrikaans Bibles, wood and steel, height: 162cm, R250 000 - 350 000

RUSSELL KAPLAN AUCTIONEERS JOHANNESBURG 16 September Auction Results highlights www.rkauctioneers.co.za

Top: BATTISS WALTER WHALL ( SA 1906 - 1982 ) Hiva Oa Marquesas watercolour, signed, 32 x 47cm Sold R 140,000.00 Bottom: GOLDREICH, ARTHUR (SA 1929-2011) Abstract Composition oil on board, signed, 59, 83 x 122cm Sold R 140,000.00

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AUCTION ACTION

RESULTS, HIGHLIGHTS AND LOTS TO WATCH 5TH AVENUE AUCTIONEERS Next Auction 10am Sunday 15th October 2017 www.5thaveauctions.co.za

STEPHAN WELZ & CO Cape Town Auction 10 and 11 October 2017 www.stephanwelzandco.co.za

François Krige South African 1913 - 1994 BLOSSOMING TREE signed and dated 81 oil on canvas 66 by 53,5cm ILLUSTRATED R 80 000 - R 120 000

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Pieter Hugo Naudé South African 1868 - 1941 KAROO LANDSCAPE signed oil on board 19 by 27,5cm ILLUSTRATED R 40 000 - R 60 000

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Cecil Skotness, carved, incised and painted panel SOLD R125 000 View previous auction results at www.rkauctioneers.co.za

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GALLERY GUIDE: OCTOBER 2017

EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS, GALLERY GUIDE & ART TO BUY • ONGOING SHOWS: OCTOBER 2017 • OPENENING EXHIBITIONS: OCTOBER WEEK’S 1 - 4 • UPCOMING SHOWS: NOVEMBER ONWARDS 17

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY ADRIAAN DIEDERICKS OPENING SATURDAY 21ST OCT ‘17 at 11 am

(Runs until Thursday 16TH November ‘17)

TWO EVENTS THAT ARE IN CONJUNCTION WITH ART FRANSCHHOEK ON SUN 29TH OCT ’17:

An ‘Exhibition Walk Through’ at 1 pm and a ‘Live Bronze Casting Demonstration’ by Adriaan from 3 to 4 pm

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TONY GUM - ‘ODE TO SHE’

CHRISTOPHER MOLLER GALLERY / 29 SEPT 17 - 3 NOV 17 www.christophermollerart.co.za By: Lungi Morrison

canvas has to date, informed her distinctive evolutionary journey. Also central to her growth, the grace and alchemy experienced in her work which, immediately connects one to her artistry. A self-reflective artist, Gum offers considered perspectives to the meta-narratives of an ever-changing world. It is no wonder then that Tony Gum and Christopher Moller found parity, given the gallery sees itself as a place where, ‘the Loveless will find love, a place where beauty and truth always matter’. Aptly entitled, ‘Ode to SHE’, Tony’s latest work, intuitively completed at the beginning of South Africa’s 2017 commemorations of women’s month, (celebrated on the 9th of August locally each year) explores, and encapsulates the essence of what it means to be a Xhosa woman, a human expression of ‘womanhood’. Notwithstanding this, Tony Gum believes in honouring our individual truths. The ability to pause, reflect, connect and celebrate that which makes each of us ‘whole’ means, we are better placed to recognise and honour this very essence in others. The principle that sustains and connects each of us;

Xhosa Woman, Intombi I

Tony Gum - artistry, grace, beauty, depth of expression and self-reflective truth means she naturally transcends the confines of a singular narrative or form of expression. Her ethereal yet candid nature is captured in every piece, culminating in the symbolic practice wherein the artist offers her entire being as canvas: body, mind and soul, fused together as modalities of expression. Tony is art and, art is Tony. Represented by the Christopher Moller Gallery in South Africa, Gum has since inception, been guided by the freedom, language and rhythm of life that is art. Tony Gum’s often minimalist yet considered approach to story telling, translated onto

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‘That process of being a woman or human is so wonderful, how about we pay homage to that? How about we understand and acknowledge this…we tend to look past each other, we don’t see each other for who we are; sometimes we miss our own personal experiences, the truths of being an individual. So this work, ‘Ode to She’, is a letter to self’. Tony Gum’s exhibitions are by nature, a dual and deeply engaging experience. In the first instance, it is an intimate still life, human encounter with the artist. Her arresting spirit captured as photographic canvas means, the viewer’s gaze lingers as though in conversation with the artist herself. A second aspect of the experience with Tony’s work is the story and narrative explored.

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Land of Milk and Honey

Xhosa Woman, Umama Omkhulu

Each aspect relies on and is, seamlessly woven into another. Her physical form and photography extended as methods of instruction, relaying the stories and personal perspectives of her world. Perhaps Tony Gum’s artistry offers a third dimension to ponder. The opportunity to witness life held constant, a reminder that in essence, each of us are works of art; we manifest in the physical, as canvas and vessel, holding together our unique life’s story. Like the different stories in this exhibition series, our individual story comprises the spiritual expression of who we ‘really’ are; our ‘calling’, our ‘song’, our life’s ‘poem’ and ‘ode’.

Tony’s new work, ‘Ode to she’ is an invitation to experience the narrative of transition and transformation; the journey in Xhosa tradition known as, ‘Intonjane’ when, a young girl, ‘Intombi’, bare chested, adorned in traditional beads and ‘Imbaola’, a traditional natural body clay, becomes a woman, ‘UMFAZI’ and later, ‘Umama Omkhulu’ or ‘Ixhego’ – old lady. Different rooms in the gallery, symbolic of the distinct stages and processes of transitioning among Xhosa women, will also reflect the tapestry of rural life, thatched kraals, dry veld and cloud-filled skies symbolic of the complexity of early life years. In the foreground, each stage captures the extent to which women in particular, navigate multiple narratives. “Ode to SHE” opens 29 sept, 6:30 at The Christopher Moller gallery until 3 Nov.

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ARTSPACE DURBAN HUES AND SHADES A SOLO EXHIBITION BY RAJA OSHI 23/09/2017 TILL 12/10/2017

CANDICE BERMAN GALLERY LOUISE ALMON PRESENT IN ABSENCE 28/09/2017 TILL 12/10/2017

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THE GOODMAN GALLERY - JHB KUDZANAI CHIURAI WE LIVE IN SILENCE UNTIL 14/10/2017

SPRINGS ART GALLERY THAMI MNYELE FINE ART AWARDS EXHIBITION 23/09/2017 TILL 15/10/2017

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SMITH THE MEAL IS NOT THE MENU A SOLO EXHIBITION BY GRACE CROSS 21/09/2017 TILL 14/10/2017 WWW.SMITHSTUDIO.CO.ZA

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ART IN THE YARD TAKEN BEYOND 23.09.2017 TILL 16/10/2017 WWW.ARTINTHEYARD.CO.ZA

CAPE PALETTE ART GALLERY SPRING EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICAN ART 23/09/2017 TILL 16/10/2017 WWW.CAPEPALETTE.CO.ZA

99 LOOP ‘CODEX’ BY ISABELLA KUIJERS & ‘SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, DO NO EVIL’ BYKHAYA SINEYILE 27/09/2017 TILL 21/10/2017 WWW.99LOOP.CO.ZA

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SALON NINETY ONE WORKS BY BLACK KOKI, DANI LOUREIRO, JADE KLARA, SEAN GIBSON, AND TAHITI PEHRSON 15/09/2017 TILL 21/10/2017 WWW.SALON91.CO.ZA

BARNARD GALLERY KATHERINE SPINDLER TO HOLD TIME 29/09/2017 TILL 24/10/2017

GRAHAM’S FINE ART GALLERY HYBRIDS 14/09/2017 TILL 26/10/2017

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UNTIL 21/10/2017

UNTIL 24/10/2017

UNTIL 26/10/2017

ECLECTICA COLLECTION THE THREE ABSTRACTIONS HUSSEIN SALIM 07/09/2017 TILL 27/10/2017

ECLECTICA CONTEMPORARY

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CROSS-POLLINATION 07/09/2017 TILL 27/10/2017 WWW.ECLECTICACONTEMPORARY.CO.ZA

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UNTIL 27/10/2017

UNTIL 27/10/2017

RUST-EN-VREDE CLAY MUSEUM WINTER BLUES CERAMIC GROUP EXHIBITION UNTIL 27/10/2017 WWW.RUST-EN-VREDE.COM

RUST-EN-VREDE GALLERY SANLAM PORTRAIT AWARD 2017 TOP 40 GROUP EXHIBITION UNTIL 27/10/2017 WWW.RUST-EN-VREDE.COM

SMAC GALLERY STELLENBOSCH 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION 12/08/2017 TILL 28/10/2017 WWW.SMACGALLERY.COM

UNTIL 27/10/2017

UNTIL 27/10/2017

UNTIL 28/10/2017

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SANLAM ART GALLERY RICHARD MUDARIKI SANLAM 2 STRAND ROAD BELLVILLE UNTIL 29/10/2017 021 9473359 UNTIL 29/10/2017

UNTIL 30/10/2017

UNTIL 31/10/2017

DIETMAR WIENING BRONZE SCULPTURES SPRING IS IN THE AIR 01/09/2017 TILL 31/10/2017

NDIZA GALLERY TELLING AFRICAN STORIES UNTIL 01/11/2017

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GALLERY 2 STRONG SILENCE BY AUDREY ANDERSON & ANDREW SUTHERLAND 05/10/2017 TILL 28/10/2017 WWW.GALLERY2.CO.ZA

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UNTIL 31/10/2017

05/10/2017 TILL 28/10/2017

UNTIL 01/11/2017

NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM MOTHERHOOD 23/06/2017 TILL 03/11/2017 WWW.ARTMUSEUM.CO.ZA

ECLECTICA DESIGN & ART DREAM RIFT 7/09/2017 TILL 13/11/2017 WWW.ECLECTICADESIGNANDART.CO.ZA

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ART @ THE CLOCK TOWER IT IS NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE V & A WATERFRONT, CAPE 082 774 1078 WWW.ARTATAFRICA.ART

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ONGOING SHOWS OCT 2017

DAVILLE BAILLIE RICHARD SCOTT JOHANNESBURG UNTIL 14/11/2017

NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM THE WAY OF WATER 27/09/2017 TILL 30/11/2017

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IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY AT FACE VALUE | COLLECTION OF PORTRAITURE. UNTIL 15/12/2017 WWW.IZIKO.ORG.ZA

UNTIL 14/11/2017

UNTIL 30/11/2017

UNTIL 15/12/2017

SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING VISUAL ARTS PUBLICATION

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LIST YOUR GALLERY, AUCTION OR ART SHOP IN PRINT AND ONLINE WWW.ARTTIMES.CO.ZA

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THE THREE ABSTRACTIONS: LOVE, TIME, DEATH A SOLO SHOW BY HUSSEIN SALIM AT ECLECTICA CONTEMPORARY SHOWING UNTIL 27Th OCTOBER 2017 Dr Danny Shorkend Reviews / www.eclecticacontemporary.co.za

Dream

A CELEBRATION of the fullness of life is expressed in the paintings and drawings of Hussein Salim. They pulsate with energy made possible by the adept co-mingling of colour and line. Ordinarily an artist tends to be a great colourist or with the ability to render line. Yet here one is faced with a wonderful use of both such elements: little drawings appear, disappear and reappear as colour bathes them in light or gives them a rich, energised life. At the same time, Salim, who comes from Sudan also exhibits a sense of the sensual reality of paint and surface as various textures invite a closer look. Perhaps what is most pleasing, however is the great variety of subject and methods – large canvases as well as smaller paper works, not to mention the fact that each work in the beautiful upstairs addition to the Eclectica gallery, creates enough interest to exist in themselves, irrespective of the greater whole which is the exhibition. His line use is often lyrical and draws from ancient wisdom of the Middle East, Africa

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and possibly India. This one can glean given his use of ideographic or pictographic imagery where a sort of writing system stimulates the desire to decode. Often such writing systems are free flowing and calligraphic, at other times they are more symbolic like images from Tarot cards. This interest in language – that uniquely human capacity with the power to concretise the vibrational quality of the word into a fixed and yet mobile writing system – offers the viewer the chance to play diviner. The colours stir emotively and there is an obvious sensual component to his work. In other words, the interplay of colour and line in their rhythmic pattern suggests order in the form of song or dance or storytelling. It is a transmission of information in a kind of ritualised, mystical dimension. In such respects, one is reminded of Totem images of the Navaho; aboriginal carvings and abstractions; the early Western Modernist abstract tendency as well as hieroglyphics.

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ONGOING SHOWS OCT 2017

My Woman

But it is not sufficient to just render symbols. One should work through the medium. In this respect, the artist’s patience with acrylic and other mixed media interventions draws the eye in and suggests at times, a kind of electrical surge of energy. This is further demonstrated by the sheer complexity of some of his canvases in contrast to the more expressive works on paper - what may be termed “colour studies”. One may be able to trace some of the colours and seeming endlessness of the surfaces as the ridges and furrows of the dessert, where as the artist puts it, one notices “the little things”. For it is the state of right intention and right thought that opens the mind and senses to the reality of what is. If only one can still the “chattering monkey” and concerns of the mundane. It seems the artist accomplishes this in many respects: Suddenly, one sees the slight nuances between colours or the shift in intensity of line or the well sequenced and ordered gridding structures of some compositions. In a sense, one might argue that to the extent Salim demonstrates

this facility through art, so he offers the viewer a metaphor for a kind of openness that has the capacity to find anew and to make anew. For that space, if you will, is not simply dictated by serial logic alone, but a kind of right brained focused intensity. At the same time, his interest in language, writing and symbols amalgamates that inchoate inability to define with the capacity to name, categorise and communicate with others. All in all, the viewer is sure to be treated to an exhibition that is vibrant and in my assessment, quite joyous. To the extent that the artist appeals to the eye and mind, so the viewer becomes a kind of co-creator to the artist. This exhibition can be viewed in the newly opened upstairs space of the Eclectica Contemporary Gallery. Contact Eclectica Contemporary: 69 Burg Street , Cape Town ,Tel 0214224145 www.eclecticacontemporary.co.za

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OPENING EXHIBITIONS: OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS, GALLERY GUIDE & ART TO BUY

Karin Miller, New Venus Ship, IS Art Gallery 68

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OPENING EXHIBITIONS: OCTOBER WEEK 1 EXHIBITIONS, GALLERY GUIDE & ART TO BUY

EATWELL GALLERY ARTISTS STUDIO 01/10/2017 TILL 31/10/2017

MAKIWA GALLERY BROOKLYN SUMMER INSPIRATION 01/10/17 TILL 31/10/17

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WWW.MAKIWAGALLERIES. COM/ARTISTS-BROOKLYN

01/10/2017 TILL 31/10/2017 WEEK 1 OCTOBER

MAKIWA GALLERY

FRANSCHHOEK 1 AT PLACE VENDÔME BREATH-TAKING EXHIBITIONS 01/10/2017 TILL 31/10/2017 WWW.MAKIWAGALLERIES.COM/ARTISTS-FRANSCHHOEK

01/10/2017 TILL 31/10/2017 WEEK 1 OCT

PLACES TO GO , PEOPLE TO SEE WITH MAKIWA AND RENOWNED ARTISTS 01/10/2017 TILL 30/10/2017 WWW.MAKIWAGALLERIES.COM/ ARTISTS-DAINFERN

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FRANSCHHOEK 2 IN PICK N PAY DAILY, ART BY MAKIWA AND ESTABLISHED SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS 01/10/2017 TILL 31/10/2017 WWW.MAKIWAGALLERIES.COM/ARTISTS-FRANSCHHOEK

MAKIWA GALLERY

MAKIWA GALLERY UMHLANGA ARTWORK FROM MAKIWA & OTHER RENOWNED SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS AND SCULPTORS 01/10/2017 TILL 30/10/2017 WWW.MAKIWAGALLERIES.COM/ ARTISTS-UMHLANGA

01/10/2017 TILL 31/10/2017 WEEK 1 OCT

01/10/2017 TILL 30/10/2017 WEEK 1 OCT

ADRIAAN S DE LANGE, HUGO MARITZ, CORNE EKSTEEN, FLORIS VAN ZYL, AREND LOUW AND CHRISTIAAN DIEDERICKS 01/10/2017 TILL 30/10/2017 WWW.ROSSOUWMODERN.COM

EVERARD READ GALLERY IN THE MIDDLE OF IT 05/10/2017 TILL 04/11/2017

OLIEWENHUIS ART MUSEUM NEW BREED ART COMPETITION EXHIBITION 05/10/2017 TILL 19/11/2017

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WWW.NASMUS.CO.ZA

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05/10/2017 TILL 04/11/2017 WEEK 1 OCT

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MAKIWA GALLERY DAINFERN

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COME HELL OR HIGH WATER

CARCERAL SPACES II: ANTICIPATING THE SUBLIME…

HANNALIE TAUTE

MARIEKE KRUGER

+27 (0)11 880 8802 | info@lizamore.co.za | www.lizamore.co.za | 155 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg

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PRIEST PARABLE & PARABOLA IN COLLABORATION WITH PRINTS ON PAPER STUDIO 05/10/2017 TILL 26/10/2017 WWW.PRIEST.CO.ZA

ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PTA KOBUS WALKER PICKLED POETRY 06/10/2017 TILL 25/10/2017

ROSSOUW MODERN SPACE

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05/10/2017 TILL 26/10/2017 WEEK 1 OCT

06/10/2017 TILL 25/10/2017 WEEK 1 OCT

06/10/2017 TILL 22/10/2017 WEEK 1 OCT

ALICE ART GALLERY GIORGIO TROBEC 07/10/2017 TILL 08/10/2017

CIRCA JANE EPPEL NAMESAKE 07/10/2017 TILL 28/10/2017

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ARTBOX GALLERY DIVERSE JOURNEYS & DESTINATIONS BY ALAIN NORTJE 07/10/2017 TILL 25/10/2017 INFO@ARTBOGALLERY.CO.ZA

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07/10/2017 TILL 08/10/2017 WEEK 1 OCT

07/10/2017 TILL 25/10/2017 WEEK 1 OCT

07/10/2017 TILL 28/10/2017 WEEK 1 OCT

CIRCA NIC BLADEN EVEN IN THIS UNFAVOURABLE DRY SEASON 07/09/2017 TILL 28/09/2017 WWW.EVERARD-READ.CO.ZA

IS ART GALLERY OCTOBER GROUP EXHIBITION, INCLUDING WORK BY FREDERIK EKSTEEN 08/10/2017 TILL 05/11/2017 GALLERY@ISART.CO.ZA

LA MOTTE MUSEUM, FRANSCHHOEK TALK: JH PIERNEEF – A PERIOD OF DISCOVERY AND MASTERY PRESENTED BY ALASTAIR MER SATURDAY, 28/10/2017 @ 12H30 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: MUSEUM@LA-MOTTE.CO.ZA

07/09/2017 TILL 28/09/2017 WEEK 1 OCT

08/10/2017 TILL 05/11/2017 WEEK 1 OCT

28/10/2017 WEEK 1 OCT

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ROSSOUW MODERN

“MENTOR - 2 VISIONS “ / 6 OCT- 23 OCT www.rossouwmodern.com

Jenny Jackson, Moving Still Life IV, 60 x 76cm

“Mentor - 2 Visions “ is an exhibition showcasing the works of two very disparate artists that happenstance has brought together in the town of Hermanus, local artist Jenny Jackson (82) originally from England and the young Zimbabwean artist Obert Jongwe (34). Our purpose is to show the interaction between two people from completely different backgrounds and the influence they have had on each other professionally, illustrated through art. Their positive artistic growth is a testament to the fact that with enough effort and good will we can all become mentors to each other, even in a world

where nepotism, racism, xenophobia and prejudice are rife. “Mentor -2 Visions” vividly demonstrates that, through the arts, we can empower and interact with each other to make a positive difference Jenny Jackson It was in 1995 that Jenny Jackson first heard, with amazement, the magic words that were to transform her life: “You are a painter, Jenny!   Go home and paint!”  With no art training or experience, only a lifetime of studying the work of great artists in galleries and exhibitions, Jenny found herself painting.

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Obert Jongwe - Study, 120 x 150cm, Oil on Canvas

Jozua Rossouw gave Jenny her first solo exhibition in 2011 and a second one a year later at the Rossouw Modern, both so well received that she was inspired to continue her artistic journey with total dedication. Today, in her own gallery in High Street, Hermanus, Jenny is at her easel every day.  “I am lucky to have a studio at my gallery so I can paint AND meet people.    For me, the huge benefit of selling my own work is the interaction with everyone who likes it as well as my clients!” Jenny’s main subjects are portraits, real and imaginary, and still lifes, in oil and making use of only a palate knife. Jenny’s work now hangs in homes around the world; she was exhibited at the 2015 International Art Fair in London where one of her Still Life’s was illustrated in the publicity catalogue alongside the works of artists such as David Hockney.

Obert Jongwe Born in a rural village in Northern Zimbabwe in 1980, Obert became interested in a drawing during his school years and, with limited information available, he started visiting galleries and learning as much about art as he could. Inspired by the work of Zimbabwean artist, Tendai Nhavira, Obert started painting with the conviction that he was fulfilling his destiny. Inspired by the native scenes around him, he used vibrant colours and bold forms that reflected the moods of his subjects with a brutal honesty. From the very beginning, his work was highly regarded by galleries in both Zimbabwe and South Africa. Since 2015, inspired by the people and surrounds in Hermanus, Obert’s subjects transformed to urban scenes and also some still lifes. Still in brutal honest conversation with the viewer he connects you through the familiar expression of movement, posture and placement of his subjects.

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Obert Jongwe, Welcome To Business, 110 x 130cm, Oil on Canvas

Obert & Jenny Obert has been part of the Rossouw Modern stable since 2004 and was working towards a more contemporary style of painting when Jenny and he met in 2015. Jozua suggested she mentor Obert. She lent him illustrated art books dedicated to the works of Classical and Impressionist  artists and while encouraging him to retain his culture suggested experimenting with softer colours and a wider range of subjects, including still lifes.  Meanwhile, inspired by Obert’s unusual receptivity and ever-evolving creativity, Jenny found herself being challenged to up her own game – leaving her comfort zone, to tackle larger canvases and being more playful with colour and imagery. 

In anticipation and preparation of the show, a healthy competitive spirit has evolved between the two. Their artistic journey is set to continue into the future to the professional benefits of both painters.  The current exhibition ‘Mentor  – 2 Visions’  is the direct result of that exciting journey. Jenny decided to let go 100% and allow the still life objects to find their own spaces. At the same time she was moving away from her famous blues to French grey’s, which better illuminated the newly emerging colour palette. With the process Jenny used, having decided to allow the objects to go where they wanted, she found that when she was preparing the canvas with black primer, to her

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Jenny Jackson, Moving Still Life I, 45 x 61cm

amazement the fruit and vegetables appeared as a negative, allowing unusual objects to appear, giving the artworks an exciting edge. Jenny’s lifestyle still influence the objects which appear, giving the viewer a biographical footprint of Jenny Jackson the artist. Obert also had a major breakthrough, Following the mentorship of Jenny he confronted his own urban environment and civilization. He had found his new subjects. His process changed from a technical point of view - he was painting what he was thinking, he now makes sketches before he paints giving him a broader perspective. Under Jenny’s influence, he’s palette has softened.

“It shows a new way of seeing things without being too challenging, appealing and elegant. Different from the still lifes for which I have became known for” Jenny Jackson “It’s a progressive transformation, of who and where I am, to where I’m going. A visual silence where the eye is drawn, by isolating the characters, a sought moment in time rather than a complete storyline - a new world for me to explore.” Obert Jongwe

Jenny Jackson, The Bookkeeper, 70 x 50cm

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“THE WALKING MAN” / WEEK 2 OCT

ANTON SMIT: THE WALKING MAN SOLO EXHIBITION 8 OCTOBER – 25 NOVEMBER 2017 www.gpgallery.co.za

WALKING MAN MOVING IN SILENT DESPERATION KEEPING AN EYE ON THE HOLY LAND A HYPOTHETICAL DESTINATION……. AS HE WALKS BY HE SEES SOMETHING AND REACHES OUT TO TOUCH IT COULD IT BE THE TRUTH HE HAS BEEN YEARNING FOR? HE WHO WALKS THE EARTH REACHES…. - Anton Smit Widely revered for his overwhelming heads and monumental sculptures, evoking themes of suffering, reconciliation, glory and sublimation, his works grace public and private collections countrywide and internationally. Anton collects sayings about the relationship between art and the individual artist’s experience of reality. “Art is not to render the visible but to render visible,” he asserts, and his art achieves this in many ways.

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Some observers have noted that this is why so many of his pieces, even the most abstract ones, manage to communicate powerfully and emotionally and why his work is possessed of a raw, earthy power that feels innately African. His body of work comprises towering human figures, nudes, impressive heads, masks, hands, angels, floating and stretching figures, warriors as well as abstract works, using mostly steel, metal, fiberglass and bronze. Anton likes to imbue his work with an illusion of movement or gesture, bodies curling up or limbs reaching out to the onlooker, inspirational “action figures “projecting tremendous emotion, a call to movement. He works with metals and stones, also creating a unique iron and polymer cast mixture, which combines metal with several other mediums. The Walking Man Solo exhibition by Anton Smit opens 8 October and will be showing until 25 November 2017 at GALLERY AT GRANDE PROVENCE Grande Provence Wine Estate, R45, Main Road, Franschhoek www.gpgallery.co.za/

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MOK GALLERY / WEEK 2 OCT

DOREEN GOWANS & JEFF RANKIN

SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER AT 11H00 2017 / UNTIL 8 NOVEMBER 2017 MOK GALLERY / www.mokgallery.com DOREEN GOWANS I see painting as a moving meditation. It is my go to choice and helpmeet for calm and quiet in chaos. My intention in this exhibition is to create a quiet moment for the viewer. The small rock pool paintings are those intimate spaces left at low tide in Kalk Bay after the turbulence of the sea has withdrawn. Our iconic mountain gives us so much. I once again feel privileged to have explored so much of it. After one particularly devastating fire I took an un-stretched length of canvas up the mountain, wrapping and pulling it around the burnt trees and rocks. I wanted the charcoal left by the fire to do the drawing for me. That is all the drawing there was. Nature’s residue. Painting into it with fire colours, the proteas seem to emerge of their own will. We need the fire to re-generate the natural flora which I have tried to manifest in the larger paintings. As I enter my 8th decade I am aware that the element for that number is Mercury. Every age brings its own reward. I hope that you, the viewer will allow these small tributes to the elements to help you find your own still quiet place within you.

JEFF RANKIN

My home and studio look at and listen to the sea. That world below the horizon evokes rich metaphoric suggestion. I often accept the opportunity, my preference for the surreal finding voice in submarine form and folly. In watercolour monotype I’ve found a medium that literally swims into in this play; the press and pencil do the rest. The exhibition includes a series of new pieces which mix these media. Monotype or mono-print is so called because it uses the press to create a one-off artwork. The press

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Drink 1, Jeff Rankin

is used as a unique method of transferring an image from matrix to paper. And because it’s a one-off, not part of an identical edition, any other medium or mark can be added to the work. This invites my love of drawing and detail in creating images that I hope pose questions or, at least, a satirical sense of mischief. Other recent woodcut pieces complete my part of the show, including works from the Inverted Angels series of 2-colour prints. The Angels visited me on road trips in the Eastern Cape. “MOK gallery is very proud to exhibit these two artists who combine all aspects of existentiality in their visual art. The gallery’s vision is to be a platform of all South African artists and their voices. The gallery’s mission is to showcase eminent artists and see their work in collections worldwide.” - Cecile Blevi

Untitled, Doreen Gowans

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PROUDLY PRESENTS AN EXHIBITION BY :

DOREEN GOWANS & JEFF RANKIN Sunday 8 October at 11h00 2017

Figurative and semi abstract work in oils by Doreen and mixed media works by Jeff. Venue: Muratie Wine Estate Stellenbosch. Wine and cheese to be enjoyed. Rsvp by 3 October cecile@mokgallery.com Cecile Blevi 0725535547 www.mokgallery.com. Facebook and Instagram. exhibition ends 8 November 2017. Gallery hours Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-16.30 W W W. A R T T I M E S . C O . Z A

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GRAHAMS FINE ART / WEEK 2 OCT

CHRISTY LEE ROGERS: HYBRIDS GRAHAM’S FINE ART GALLERY 12 OCTOBER – 4 NOVEMBER 2017 www.grahamsfineartgallery.co.za

Pink Liberation

Graham’s Fine Art Gallery is proud to welcome contemporary artist, Christy Lee Rogers, this spring for her South African solo debut and new collection, Hybrids. Often referred to as the contemporary counterpart of Baroque master painters like Caravaggio and Rubens, Christy Lee Rogers is known for capturing the hope and vulnerability of the human condition in her works. Her capacity to excite the senses while provoking the audience with vivacious movement and purpose, stirs our memory of the straining and cascading bodies, seasoned with emotion, of the Renaissance and Baroque art movements. In her newest collection Hybrids, Rogers assembles hybrid human and flower beings,

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photographed underwater in her distinctive technique and style that have earned her international recognition. She then created watercolor and acrylic paintings that were meticulously layered into several of the final images. Inspired by Impressionist painters like Van Gogh and Monet, Baroque artist Jan Davidsz de Heem and contemporary pop artist Takashi Murakami, Rogers uses the flower as a powerful symbol to channel the depth of her heart and soul and respond to a world ripe with corruption and war, in the way she knows best. From life to death, from passion to enlightenment, flowers have had many meanings throughout time. From youth, humility, faith, hope, the divine, beauty, to chastity, fertility, fragility, mourning, hope and rebirth; these blossoming fragile

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GRAHAMS FINE ART / WEEK 2 OCT

Naivete

creatures have historically been one of the most alluring life forms on the planet, and yet one of the most transitory. Representing the ultimate beauty and the natural flow of Mother Nature, the flower has been an influential part of modern, Greek, Asian, Aztec, Egyptian, Chinese - and other cultures and mythology.

Italy, Mexico City to Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles and more, and are held in private and public collections throughout the world.

This exhibition not only demonstrates her prolific use of the photographic medium to transform reality, but also her ethereal approach to life itself. One of Rogers’ favorite quotes, as expressed by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in The Little Prince is, “If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that’s enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars”.

She has been featured in international magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Art China, Elle Decoration, Global Times, The Independent, Casa Vogue, Photo Technique, Photo Korea and others. Rogers’ “Reckless Unbound” is currently housed at Longleat House in the UK; the stately home, which is the seat of the Marquesses of Bath and also home to Renaissance gems of the Italian masters, like Titan’s “Rest on the Flight into Egypt”.

Christy Lee Rogers is a visual artist, originally from Kailua, Hawaii. Her obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. Boisterous in color and complexity, Rogers applies her cunning photographic technique to a barrage of bodies submerged in water during the night. Rogers’ works have been exhibited internationally from Paris, London,

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Most recently, Rogers is exhibiting at the Palazzo Bembo Collateral Exhibition during the 57th Venice Art Biennale.

Rogers’ art has been featured on several album covers, and in 2013, her images were selected for the 2013–2014 performance season of the Angers-Nantes Opera in France. Although she mainly still shoots in Hawaii, Rogers currently lives in Nashville, TN, where she also spends her time as a mother, filmmaker and musician. www.grahamsgallery.co.za

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Christy Lee Rogers 12 October - 4 November 2017

Above and Below (detail), 147 x 196.5cm

Hybrids

68 on Hobart, Block A, corner William Nicol Drive & Dover Road (entrance off Hobart Road), Bryanston Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 18:00 Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00 Sundays and evenings by appointment

Graham: +27 83 605 5000 Gallery: +27 11 463 7869 graham@grahamsgallery.co.za info@grahamsgallery.co.za www.grahamsgallery.co.za

EXHIBITION OPENING: 12 October 2017, 19:00 RSVP FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA


PERCEPTIVE RESONANCE SOLO EXHIBITION BY ADRIAAN DIEDERICKS OPENS 21 OCTOBER 17 / www.artintheyard.co.za

“Contemplation, 2017, Bronze. Edition of 12”

Perceptive Resonance is the latest body of work created by Adriaan Diedericks upon his return from carving in sandstone at the Fourth International Artist Symposium in Neustadt, Germany in August 2017. Hinting at  Rodin and Michelangelo works, the show explores themes of identity, masculinity and the ideal form through an experimental and instinctive methodology which combines classical forms with abstractions. Jutting sharp edges are contrasted with smooth surfaces of the human form.  Adriaan Diedericks’ (b. 1990, Cape Town) is a South African sculptor based in Strand,

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Cape Town. He grew up in rural Piketberg and his upbringing there has had a great impact on his work. After graduating with a Degree in Fine Art from Stellenbosch University in 2012, he completed a apprenticeship with Lionel Smit from 2012 until the end of 2014. He has exhibited extensively in group exhibitions, this will be his sixth solo exhibition. His work can be found in private collections around the world - New York, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Holland, Los Angeles, Australia, Las Vegas, Italy, Belgium, Germany, London, Canada, South Africa and Barbados.

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“The show explores themes of identity, masculinity and the ideal form through an experimental and instinctive methodology which combines classical forms with abstractions”

“Contemplation (Detail)”

The exhibition runs from 21 October to 26th November 2017

Sunday 29 October, 15:00 Live casting demonstration by Adriaan Diedericks

Saturday 21 October, 11:00; Exhibition opening @ Art in the Yard Gallery

For more information please contact Georgia Georgia@artintheyard.co.za 021 876 4280

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The most successful contemporary artist in South Africa

Making Memories Over the years my joyful paintings filled with colour and light, often depicted people in action doing simple things, and for me that has played a big roll in making memories. My paintings tell stories about the

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ordinary things in life that have an impact on people. Even in my still life paintings there is a lot of movement which evoke something special in people. I like the fun element that comes out in my work and that you often see

in the games children play and the innovative manner they go about things to create there own joy. I simply love music and often do music concerts at my house and musicians bring a fantastic vibe in any surrounding.


Portchie’s exhibition will be at

ALICEARTGALLERY FOR THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE IN ART

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28 - 29 October 2017

Paintings from Alice Pitzer private collection

When I look back at the more than 16 000 originals that I have sold in my lifetime there runs a lovely thread of interesting people through it - a special moment that they evoke in my mind. Please join me at my yearly summer

exhibition at Alice Art Gallery for the making of new special moments. Preview: Sat 28 October 2017 9:00 - 16:00

Please RSVP to: info@aliceart.co.za or portchie@mweb.co.za Enquiries 011 958 1392 083 251 5768

Opening: Sun 29 October 2017 11:00 - 16:00

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AUGUST HOUSE IS DEAD, LONG LIVE AUGUST HOUSE! The Story of a Johannesburg Atelier. Kim Gurney Fourthwall Books In the east end of the inner city of Johannesburg, a former textiles factory undergoes a dramatic transformation to become, over the next several years, one of the city’s foremost artists studios. When the sale of the building seems imminent, not only must the artists face the daunting prospect of relocation, but a remarkable chapter in the complex narrative of contemporary South African art seems about to close. Sensing the importance of this moment, Kim Gurney, herself a former tenant of the atelier, follows the stories of several of the August House denizens through some of the artworks that came to life in their studios. The result is a fascinating study of the role of the atelier and its artists in South Africa’s fractious art world, and a consideration of the relationship between art and the ever-changing city of Johannesburg.

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With the eye of an urbanist, artist and resident, Kim Gurney [constructs] a compelling assemblage of individual, visual and urban narratives brilliantly illuminates the complex life of a building, August House, located in inner city Johannesburg. Her cast of characters—artists, workers, neighbours, August House and the city—lend poignant contours to the ebbs and flows of daily life, the pressures of gentrification, the ruthlessness of poverty, the radicality of the imagination and the ghosts of history. Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia University Kim Gurney is a writer, artist and research associate at the University of Cape Town’s African Centre for Cities (ACC) and the University of Johannesburg’s Visual Identities in Art & Design Research Centre (VIAD). Her previous book, The Art of Public Space: Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City (Palgrave, 2015), followed a trilogy of artistic interventions in Johannesburg, and proposed ideas around the commons. Kim lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

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THE GOOD READ: THE THEFT OF HELEN ANNE PETRIE The Theft of Helen Anne Petrie, the best case example of fake identity and art value hype by master con artist Glenn Strutt around 2009. Strutt who was allegedly accused of a long line of scams from fake Clarehout’s to Domestic maids, finest work was the Petrie case. It seems that Strutt bought up a few mediocre paintings and personal effects from a Fishhoek deceased estate only to create the most amazing online scam that even to this day continues to fool gullible and lazy art students who don’t fact check their research. The Helen Anne Petrie story was initially broken by The Times of London 2009 after local Paarl born man Glenn Strutt was able to befriend a leading London auction house to believing his produced story regarding the “Brilliant” Helen Anne Petrie who amongst other things almost single handedly brought Apartheid to its knees. In addition her work was collected by everyone from Frank Sinatra countless kings and queens (Please see the fake CV enclosed). Unfortunately the Royal Collection was duped by the story and bought a painting from the auction house. Strutt then capitalized on this purchase and spent more than three years spreading the fictitious CV to the best and creditable SA Art websites. So well written the fake claims of Strutt still to this day come up in High School Art Projects, published and filed in University libraries by those to unawares of planting fake news and claims onto the website. The irony of this is that Helen Anne Petrie who lived a for the most a dire and lonely life with her father and abusive brother behind a high wall, was further abused by a reckless and opportunistic “art dealer” even beyond her death. In this months good read I have included Bianca Capazorio piece as well as followed on by Strutt’s brilliant fake Petrie CV. Strutt was last heard in 2009 when he emailed the editor threatening to sue this newspaper. He may still be living in Scarborough, Cape Town, although claiming online to be a proprietor of a vast art foundation in Switzerland. If you have anything to add to this story please contact us at editor@ arttimes.co.za

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Value of Cape artist under the spotlight An art dealer has been accused of attempting to cash in on obscure painter’s work Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) 14 Nov 2009 BIANCA CAPAZORIO AN OBSCURE Fish Hoek artist who died in 2006 is in the middle of an art world furore. Glenn Strutt, an art dealer believed to be a Capetonian living in Switzerland, has had some success with major British auction house Bonhams selling three of Helen Anne Petrie’s paintings for a combined total of £280 000 (R3.5 million), believing she was far better known than she really was. But questions started to arise around the artist’s provenance and even her existence, and Bonhams has stopped selling her work. While there is proof Petrie did exist and did some amateur painting in her life, her profile has been inflated through a series of online articles and press releases, which appear to be the work of Strutt or the Strutt Family Trust. Wikipedia has deleted entries on both the trust and Petrie. The claims being made about Petrie include: She travelled extensively in Europe, where she met and worked with Dutch artist Jan Vermeiren – who would only have been six years old at the time. Her paintings are owned by several royal families including the British, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Japanese, Spanish and Greek royalty. Her paintings were – or are – owned by big name celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Maria Callas, Bill Clinton and David and Victoria Beckham. One piece also referred to Fish Hoek as South Africa’s version of The Hamptons. The reality appears to be that Petrie lived a reclusive life. Some accounts indicate that she lived with her mentally ill brother until he died in 2002, after which she appeared to become mentally ill herself. It is understood she did some painting early in her life, but she disappeared from the scene around 1976, probably due to the death of her parents. A number of these works are believed to have been bought on auction by Strutt.

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Press releases on several small and seemingly unchecked websites claim that Petrie was an antiapartheid painter who wrote in her diary that the art taste of her native Cape Town’s “small art public was extremely backward”; hence she sold much of her work in Europe. One such press release states: “Helen Anne Petrie, the woman, the benefactor, the pacifist, the friend. The true matriarch of SA female artists.” A reply to one such post, by a commentator named Carol, said: “Helen Petrie was my parents’ schizophrenic neighbour. Somebody appears to be making her profile far more glamorous than it was.”

in public and private collections around the world. The material resembled something that might have turned up in an old trunk purchased at a Sunday car boot sale.”

Another states that a work was sold to an unnamed United Arab Emirates family for $1.3m (R9.68m) by the Strutt Family Trust. An internet search for the trust reveals several more press releases on many of the same sites as the Petrie releases, stating that the trust had bought into major international companies such as British American Tobacco and Anglo Platinum. No evidence of such buy-ins exists beyond these statements.

Attempts to contact Strutt were unsuccessful. In several press releases he, however, denies any wrongdoing and insists that Petrie is a valuable artist. He has written several pieces attacking journalists, publications and individuals who have disagreed with him, threatening “financial ruin” and legal action.

Earlier this year, Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper ran an article stating that Bonhams and the Queen’s Art collection had been duped into accepting paintings from the unknown artist. Bonhams sold one painting for nearly £15 000 (R184 800). A spokesman for the auction house, Julian Roup, said this week that “in an emerging market like this, where some artists are brand-new to the auction world, one has to be careful. “In this instance the Helen Petrie works came from a client with an impressive collection of South African art. When provenance was sought, he provided a dossier with documents from high-profile UK and South African collectors. “We established that a leading South African bank had acted as executor and trustee of her estate in 2006 and confirmed that she had been a reclusive painter. Since we became aware of the issues surrounding this artist and those trying to promote her work, we no longer sell pictures by this artist.” Artist Mark Hayhurst said he had received e-mailed documentation “proving” the existence of Petrie following a piece he wrote on his site southafricanartists.com. “It showed some basic school records and personal correspondence yet nothing to support the bold claims that her work has long been held

Hayhurst said that after the column had been written he had come into contact with someone who had lived next door to Petrie. “It seems clear that, while this person clearly did exist and was a passable amateur artist, her story seems to have been greatly embellished in a cynical and deliberate attempt to cash in.”

Read below the Fake CV produced and popularized by identity forger Glenn Strutt in 2009 that were planted over the internet over three years that fooled the Royal Collection, Bonham’s and leading SA Art historical websites. So well written the fake claims of Strutt still come up in High School Art Projects, published and filed in University libraries by those to unawares of planting fake news and claims onto the website.

Helen Anne Petrie 1933 – 2006 (Fake CV produced by Glenn Strutt 2006) Anne, of wealthy Scottish Aristocratic Heritage and Ancestry was raised at Empress Street, Kensington. The only daughter of an exceptionally affluent migrant to the Cape Colony. She had 1 slightly older sibling, a brother. Anne was one of a very small, highly courageous, vastly talented and immensely dedicated group of resident Female South African Artists who just after the 2nd World War appeared on the International and South African art scene, yet never sought excessive fame or VIP celebrity status of any sort, this was not the woman she wanted to be, or ever allowed. A modest woman of substantial financial means, an exceptionally generous philanthropist, Anti-Apartheid activist and a truly brilliant artist, a true Matriarch of South African Female Artists en. .org/wiki/

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THE GOOD READ International Art Critics and Art lovers alike have divergent opinions as to whether or not Anne was in fact exclusively a Portrait or Seascape painter. This one has to decide based on ones individual taste; general consensus is that her work is truly thought provoking. Anne’s works are not one of a kind. There are those with a faithful regard for natural appearance and others that are of a far more sentimental nature. In certain cases literal interpretation might call a painting incomplete, which Anne considered finished. This authority of the background to speak for the whole is particularly obvious in some of her post depression portraits, yet, the subject being painted and the visual and spiritual force behind it are to perfection - what lies beyond does not have consequence on the soul of the moment. This was Anne’s sentiment on these works; this style can also be noted in certain portraits by Maggie Loubser to name just one. Anne www.artquotes.net could make herself strongly felt in many formats of materials ranging from watercolours, charcoal, pencil, pen, oil or others. It is often maintained that Anne had a outlook on life. On closer examination it appears however that the intimacy and passion of her nature scenes do not possess the self containedness of the portrait or Still life. The visible lack of movement (except the movement of water usually) in her works bear the state of desolation, loneliness and depression. One must bear in mind, however, that these feelings, which were medically diagnosed, were typical of Anne the mentally, emotionally, physically and sexually abused woman and thus created her masterpieces of art in the true inspiration of the moment. In general the viewer may also feel her paintings may appear dominated by anxiety,sarcasm,a sense of her mental state and a kind of passionate pride which she gave free reign on many occasion to her high spirits, sensealnes and even tenderness. The casualness of her subjects, especially watercolours suited Anne exceptionally well since she was often emotionally fragile. One could easily compare certain of her works to those of Peter Wenning who like Anne used nature for the sake of artistic beauty presented by each scene, no matter how unimportant ostensibly. Her impressionism was often more based upon nuances and tonal volumes than colour which often tended to be virile yet sombre. Anne travelled extensively during her lifetime (in many cases as a way to escape her abuser) and created a career painting portraits, landscapes and still life on private and public

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commission for leading International and Local Social figures, for Royal Courts of the day and for her own Private collection, amongst others. Anne’s love for the portrayal of the unimportant or overlooked was in keeping with her sympathy for the poor, neglected. This is visible in the two extremes in Anne’s works, on the one hand the ecstasy over the beauty of things such as nature and, on the other hand the sombreness, the awareness of the inevitability of mortality her paintings, especially portraits appear mostly to have been caught in a timeless instant, the here, the now ! She was extremely humble and in her dealings with the oppressed people of the time and generously gave some of her best works to people who approached her at home, or while painting outdoors. Impulsive, yet at the same time exceptionally endowed with idealism and alertness. Anyone who had met Anne was told it was her great love and interest in what was happening politically in the world around her, especially the results of surviving the WW2 depression and the sense of disorganisation of the Jews released from Concentration Camps in Poland, the Apartheid regime that had come into power in South Africa, amongst other things. These moments and visions that inspired her privately each and every day to work on what she referred to as visually illustrating the unnecessary destruction of her and every humans . Her parents kept their rather comfortable Summer House” in Fish Hoek (The Hamptons” equivalent in USA) and were Johannesburg socialites of the day, regular guests at Admiralty House when in the Cape or attending luncheons with Count Labia. Simonstown, the neighbouring village was the Naval Headquarters for the British Navy and at that time South Africa was a jewel Colony of The Empire. In 1938 a relative, who noted the great potential Anne had shown already at a tender age of 5, cut out an article from the Huisgenoot, a local magazine, dated 18 August, entitled” Hoekom ek skilder” (”Why I Paint”) by now renowned artist Maggie Loubser, on a particularly hot summers day while on holiday from Boarding School this article was translated from Afrikaans into English for Anne by her multilingual nanny. A diary entry records Anne was truly mesmerised at the contents and thus her eventual admiration for Maggie and passion to paint was unknowingly (or unwittingly) set. Anne had a privileged education and completed High School

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THE GOOD READ with excellent results, merits and awards; she went on to study further. During this tertiary period Anne made 2 trips to Europe touring the leading galleries of Europe, taking down some 2300 pages of handwritten notes. Florence was her favourite, then Rome. Returning to South Africa she began painting oils on her own, and with tuition soon began to lay the foundation of what was to mature distinctive into her own style. Anne felt that at the time the taste of small art-public was extremely backward and that there were too few discerning collectors and buyers, especially in South Africa, at that point still an Empire Colony. In 1954 she spent a short period of time sitting in on lectures at the Kunsakedemie van Mechelen, Sint Niklaas and Antwerp, where she met artist Jan Vermeiren who assisted her in mastering her least favourite mediums, acrylic and pastels. During her many foreign travels especially during the early years of her life after finishing school many important people of the day sat for portraits for which she was well paid funding further visits to galleries and the odd art class at the Byam Shaw Goldsmith’s School of Art in London and under Sickert’s (Royal Academy School) own school in Camden Town. Here she struck up a friendship with Cecil Higgs. At the same time Anne met Mary (May) Ellen Hillhouse, who like Anne had Scottish Heritage (and acquaintance to her parents), together they consulted on what they both declared was soul destroying commercial works also resulting in Anne becoming (like May) an illustrator for various local and foreign companies, excelling in her graphic design for pottery, pattern design for Garlicks and Greatermans and Butterick Dress patterns, to name just a few. At the same time she made, thanks to her Fathers intervention, occasional visits to the Platteland” farm of Maggie Loubser father in at Klipheuwel near Malmesbury. Anne spent many hours brooding over the vision Maggie had acquired during her trip to London, so, just Like Maggie, Anne spent some time in Germany where she experienced the works of Marc and Nolde. The bud of interest, observing and consulting had slowly germinated and soon blossomed spectacularly. In 1955 upon meeting Marjorie Wallace and husband Jan Rabie they ended up in a heated debate on politics and thus was cemented her lifelong interest in humanitarian causes in South Africa. Anne could be very opinionated and outspoken. In 1960 Anne was infuriated by the countrywide protests, demonstrations and strikes against the Pass Laws and Police brutality in response to the

anti-Pass Laws campaign that she wished to return to Scotland, her Ancestral home indefinitely. This faze passed. In 1961 Anne spent a few weeks in private tuition with Gillian Ayres at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham and again at St. Martin’s School of art in London. In the few surviving works by Anne of this period one can clearly note that she did not look to the raw expressionism of the New York School but to the school of Paris with its painterly cuisine and basic figuration. A year later Anne wrote to Gillian indicating that in her opinion there was still a continent left to explore in the direction of colour when it came to painting and that although proportion and balance are essential aspects to remember, both artist and viewer have to experience it. For Anne it appeared that in general amongst her British contemporaries the size of their canvass was increasing, the paint was fattening and forms were becoming more and more abstract. Though in many of Anne’s work of this period one notes disciplined serene, contenmplative work in hard-edge idioms. Her work in this faze of artistic experimentation is very much concerned with balance, harmony, tension, pleasure, movement, beauty and mental fragility. In 1965 during a brief encounter at Stellenbosch University while attending a lesson on graphic design at the department of Creative Art she briefly met Jogen Bergen and took hand written notes describing him in her diary as a man with; limited talents In 1967 Mr. Albert Wert (Then Curator of the Pretoria Art Museum) together with Matthys Bokhorst (Director of the S.A.National Gallery) enquired to Anne Petrie being willing to participate in the SANLAM Art Collection Exhibition, which at that point contained in excess of 166 works of art, she declined to participate as the collection did not possess that degree of inner unity it would have had if the collection had from the beginning been built up for the purpose of exhibition, and that the initial intention of the SANLAM collection was merely to build up a collection of attractive South African paintings and sketches to hang in the offices of the Directors and staff and to let the public only share in the collection by means of printing the paintings (Including hers) on SANLAM’s CALENDARS. Diary entries indicate that she also declined an offer from Rembrandt Van Rijn Art Foundation to purchase her works privately. Anne did however exhibit in South Africa twice in 1967, the most important exhibition being from 30 October till 11 November at the South African Association of Artists Annual Exhibition at 63

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THE GOOD READ Burg Street, Cape Town, where leading art Critic of the day, Johan van Rooyen stated her 3 works titled - Indian Girl, Bantu Boy and Late Afternoon, Kommetjie should be hailed as proving the standard that is expected at an exhibition of this calibre, which included works by fellow artists I.Roworth, S.Butler, V.Volschenk and L. Mears. In 1971 Anne declined an invitation from Gunther van der Reis to participate in the 1971 Republic Festival Exhibition” which was organised by the S.A.Association of Artists, however decided to exhibit in Tel Aviv that year instead. Anne’ s works were exhibited in the late 60’s early 70’s at various galleries in RSA where she obtained critical acclaim (often relenting and allowing a portrait or landscape to be exhibited without a credit being published on the Program), however, shy and disillusioned at the politics involved in favouritism towards Afrikaans artists, predominantly males she stopped exhibiting at most major galleries of the day, and rudely declined many invitations to sell her art to Insurance or Banking related Institutions on many occasions. Anne noted in her personal diary in 1972 that 2 major schools of thought were apparent in the South African art world amongst contemporary artists. One, where they identified themselves with various aspects of their Social and Geographical environmental conditions. The other identify in itself with International trends which could often be related to Colonialism and the Empire environment. Both trends appeared at that time to be the natural result of a maturing and divorcing itself from its old rural and Colonial character. Anne felt that Nations were becoming more and more involved, inter-active and demanded greater effort from the viewer. During the 1970’s 80’s and 1990’s Anne never tried to idealise her subjects. She always strove for the accurate representation of everyday, apparently casual or overlooked subjects. Her devotion to her art, especially during her latter years was so great that she also infected her fellow artists, resulting in anti - art people being able to view art with greater respect and admiration and she mentally and emotionally lived in many worlds. By this time Anne was mentally very fragile to the point of institutionalisation. She never managed to deal mentally with the death of her Parents. In the Transvaal and in the Western Cape she discovered the destruction caused by the introduction of the Group Areas Act that stimulated her imagination. In In Europe; mainly Italy and Scotland she sought the dream world for which she deeply yearned.

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Finally, there was her own private inner world, to which very few were ever admitted, but, from which she derived her wonderful creative and inspired powers. Of these worlds for Anne Cape Town was certainly not the most important. Anne’s works already belong to the Art history of South Africa, Royal Courts of Europe and Asia , Private Collectors and various Museums globally. Even so it meant much to her, not only because she found relief there for her bodily ills, but in the autumns and winters there she re-discovered her homeland and thus her identity. Amongst her friends, fellow artists and local Inhabitants especially the Cape Coloured and Cape Malay people Anne felt she could be who she truly felt she was, a woman who seldom made preparatory cause of her impulsive nature. This was Anne Petrie, the woman, the benefactor, the pacifist, the friend The TRUE Matriarch of South African Female Artists Anne’s works exhibited in the following Solo and Group Exhibitions : Anne Bryant Gallery, East London (1958),Lidchi Gallery, Durban (1962), Martin Melck Gallery, Cape Town (1963),Belgium, Paris and Scotland (1965), Gallery 21, Johannesburg, (1966),Belgium and Paris(1969) ,Israel (1971) ,Athens (1974) ,London and Paris (1976) ,Frenchmen, West Germany (1978) ,Seoul (1984) , Athens (1987) ,Norway (1989) ,New York (1994) Private Collectors / Patrons include(d)Italic text Estate Wallace Simpson,Estate P.W. Botha,Estate John F. Kennedy,Estate David Botha,Estate Frank Sinatra,Estate Dr.Christiaan Barnard,Estate Maria Callas,Bill Clinton,Madonna,Mike Myers,David & Victoria Beckham,Mariah Carey,Carmen Elektra,James Brown,Vanessa Redgrave to name just a few. Various European Royal Courts owning works by Anne in their Private Collections Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II & H.R.H. Phillip, the Prince Consort of The United Kingdom,H.M. King Juan Carlos I & Queen Sofia of Spain,H.M. Kong Harald & H.M. Dronning Sonja of Norway,H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf & H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden,Her Majesty Queen Anne-Marie & H.R.H. Henrik, the Prince Consort of Denmark,Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan,Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands,H.R.H King Constantine & H.M. Queen Anne- Marie of Greece,H.R.H Charles, Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall Represented in the following Public National / International Collections National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo,TATE Modern, London,National Gallery, Denmark, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo,The Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC,Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, National Gallery, Finland, The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Guggenheim, Bilbao, The Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, National Portrait Gallery, London G.Strutt (talk) 10:26, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

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alternating between the disciplines of musical composition, painting, literature and sculpture. The presentation venue alternates between Potchefstroom and Bloemfontein. Past recipients of the Award for Sculpture are David Brown (1989), Jackson Hlungwane (1993), Gert Swart (1997), Willem Boshoff, (2001), Jan van der Merwe (2005), Adrieta Wentzel (2009) and Wim Botha (2013).

The principals of the universities of North-West and the Free State annually appoint an adjudicator in the relevant The Trust benefits the conservation of agricultural land discipline. Together they nominate a third adjudicator. in the Free State and the promotion of artistic culture in Annali Dempsey curator of the University of Johannesburg South Africa. Fifty percent of the net annual rent on the Gallery joins Angela de Jesus of the UFS and Prof Rita conservation area is dedicated to the Helgaard Steyn Award. Swanepoel from NWU as adjudicators for the 2017 The value of the prizes make the Helgaard Steyn Award one sculpture award. of the most substantial art prizes in the country (exceeding R400 000.00). The prizes are awarded in a quadrennial cycle,

Nominations for 2017 The following stipulations apply for the nomination of candidates: 1. Any South African born artist is eligible to enter. The 4. Art museums, galleries and their appointees, curators, art prize is awarded for a work of art, in the opinion of the consultants and arts practitioners can nominate artworks adjudicators, to be the most meritorious in the discipline, by submitting a statement of motivation, a curriculum provided it was produced in the past four years and is vitae of the artist and the details of the work (including accessible to the South African public, by being included visual documentation). in a public art collection or being in a public building or 5. Any inquiries, and nominations should to be forwarded space. to the adjudicators at: Angela de Jesus 2. The adjudicators interpret the spirit of the provisions in Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery, University of the Free the estate to imply that the merits of the work under State, P O Box 339 (12), Bloemfontein, 9300 consideration include their exemplification of a high Tel: (051) 401 2706 level of artistic achievement and innovative leadership Email: helgaardsteynawards2017@gmail.com maintained by the artist over an extended period of time. The deadline for nominations is 16 October 2017. 3. The adjudicators have the responsibility of reconciling the estate’s original stipulations with an inclusive 6. No correspondence on the merits of any specific interpretation of the categories of painting and sculpture, award will be undertaken after the adjudicators’ in keeping with current changes in the visual arts. Thus recommendation has been submitted and the name of ‘sculpture’ may be free standing pieces, constructions, the recipient of the award has been announced through works in relief, or enclosed or open-air installations in any a press release. permanent medium, including ceramics.


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