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The eighth edition of the FNB JoburgArtFair features over 50 exhibitors from seven countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Faye Mfikwe, FNB Chief Marketing Officer says “As a proudly South African bank with roots that extend into several other countries on the African continent and further afield, First National Bank (FNB) endeavours to sustain the support of art on our continent through the FNB JoburgArtFair, one of the largest and most established fairs on the continent.” Fair Curator, Lucy MacGarry, commented on the eighth edition “We want to continue to make a positive contribution
FOCUS According to MacGarry, “The focus this year, has been on encouraging galleries to bring experimental work and competitive presentations to the Fair.” Participating galleries, some new, many returning, include local favourites, visitors from other parts of Africa (Harare and Lagos); and further abroad (Madrid, Aachen, London, Paris). The ‘Young Galleries’ section is dedicated to galleries founded in or after 2012. The ‘Art Platforms’ section provides not-for-profit arts entities an opportunity to participate and for the first time there is a ‘Limited Editions’ section dedicated to printmaking studios and galleries. In another new initiative, the Fair introduces ‘Gallery Solo Projects’ in which a select number of galleries will present curated solo exhibitions specially conceived for the Fair.
to the local arts industry, while growing our representation of international African galleries.” To make the most of this opportunity, an advisory committee of influencial figures was enlisted: Koyo Kouoh (RAW MATERIAL COMPANY, Dakar), Bisi Silva (Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos), Jay Pather (Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, Cape Town), Karolina ZiebinskaLewandowska (Centre Pompidou, Paris) and Zoe Whitley (TATE, London). This esteemed team of experts has provided strategic guidance for new programming at this year’s Fair.
Jina to the internationally acclaimed Mamela Nyamza and Nelisiwe Xaba. Benjamin Patterson, an American musician, artist and one of the founders of the Fluxus movement will also be making a rare appearance.
FNB ART PRIZE This year’s FNB Art Prize, which awards a young artist the financial means and opportunity to create a new project for the Fair, was juried by eminent African curators Koyo Kouoh (Senegal) and Bisi Silva (Nigeria). South African artist Turiya Magadlela (born 1978) takes the honours this year and will present a large-scale installation comprising a grid of steel institutional beds arranged in a cell-like constellation, made over in correctional service fabrics. The installation entitled, Imihuzuko takes a unique look at the state of our prisons and brings into sharp focus the realities of present-day incarceration.
FILM AND PERFORMANCE The Goethe-Institut, has invited the prestigious Short Film Festival Oberhausen to South Africa. In addition, Loop Barcelona will screen their 2015 Discovery Award finalists’ works, while the artists of the Johannesburg Pavilion will debut new work created in-situ during the 56th Venice Biennale. The Fair’s live performance programme ranges from emerging South African artists such as Kieron
Left: Maquettes for Gallery Solo Project The Narrator, by Jenna Burchell . Sulger-Buel Lovell Above: FNB Art Prize Winner - Turiya Magadlela, Imihuzuko, 2015.
TALKS Highlights on the Talks programme include the panel ‘Collecting the Intangible: New Strategies for Acquisition’, to be led by A4 Art Foundation Curator, Joshua Ginsburg. Featured Artist Candice Breitz, will engage in conversation with the Tate’s Curator of International Art, Zoe Whitley. Art Basel’s 2016 Parcours Curator, Samuel Leuenberger, will present ‘Curatorial Experiments and the Development of Ideas’, while the infamous publisher, Gerhard Steidl will explain why ‘Print is not Dead’.
VIP TREATMENT New online partner, Artsy will take the Fair to a global audience by hosting a dedicated preview and digital catalogue of FNB JoburgArtFair accessible via Artsy.net and the Artsy iPhone app. The preview will include browseable exhibitor booths, editorial content, and the opportunity for collectors to make direct sales inquiries on artworks directly through the site. Artsy’s coverage of the fair will launch publicly on 8 September, with an exclusive VIP preview the day before. For your enjoyment, the Fair presents collaborative projects such as the Absolut Vodka Art Bar designed by South African artist Cameron Platter. The new FNB Private Wealth VIP Lounge will be the go-to destination, boasting a curated exhibition of African Modernists courtesy of the Avedia Foundation. The VIP Lounge is complemented by a full VIP programme hosted on and off-site by Egon Zehnder. Coveted events on 12 September include a VIP Gala Cocktail Evening at the Fair hosted by Artlogic, Egon Zehnder, Orange Babies and the Click Foundation as well as the official Art Party at Alexander Theatre, Braamfontein. SA ART TIMES | SEPTEMBER 2015
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ART TO GET EXCITED ABOUT We asked some of the country’s top galleries what they would be presenting at the Fair. Sulger-Buel Lovell presents a two-man photographic exhibition featuring David Lurie and Ralph Ziman, and an interactive installation by Jenna Burchell as part of the curated special projects programme. David Lurie’s photographs are from his new body of work, Writing the City, a photographic ‘journal’; part of his ongoing work on urbanization. He captures Cape Town’s inscribed surfaces in immense detail, and considers what they tell us about the inclusion and exclusion of different communities in the city. Lurie’s landscapes turn their attention to the plethora of placards, banners, billboards, posters, words and images, which inform and direct us, and sometimes surprise and disturb us. Alongside Lurie, Ralph Ziman exhibits brightly hued, arresting photographs from his new body of work taken in Ethiopia and Sudan. The alluring, yet unsettling works are an extension of his previous photographic series, Ghosts, which examines the international arms trade, specifically on the African continent. Sulger-Buel Lovell has also been selected to exhibit Jenna Burchell’s new interactive installation, The Narrators, in the special projects programme. The artwork is comprised of interactive sculptural instruments that play with the container of storytelling; revealing audial glimpses of fading memory, tales of places lost, ballads to home, love and land as they exist in oral history. For the duration of the Fair, Burchell will present a walkabout at 2pm daily, giving audiences an opportunity to further engage with her creative methodology.
Lizamore & Associates showcases the work of emerging photographer, Justin Dingwall. Dingwall is known for his series of beautiful composed portraits of Thando Hopa, a young lawyer-turned-model with albinism. These gained international acclaim after being exhibited at the 2013 1:54 African Art Fair in London, then London14 Art Fair, and in a solo exhibition at the MIA Gallery in Seattle. “Exploring the ambiguities of classical beauty” is what is at the heart of the collaboration between Dingwall and Hopa. Dingwall will show a new body of work at the Joburg Art Fair, titled In with the new. This title plays on the well-known English saying, which Dingwall re-interprets as “out with our old preconceived ideas and in with change and a new perspective”. Dingwall’s photographic series originates from this line of thought and offers fresh perspectives and new perceptions to the viewer. These new works continue the artist’s exploration of albinism and feature model Sanele Xaba. “As a society, we are uncomfortable to acknowledge the prevalence of albinism in our country. People with albinism are shunned for reasons of witchcraft and for not fitting in with society’s norms. There are many misconceptions that attach a severe social stigma to people with albinism,” explains Dingwall. The artist has made a conscious effort to portray an intimate perspective to foreground the myths surrounding albinism.
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FIGURE AND GROUND: A SELECTION OF PAINTINGS BY LEADING SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS WALTER BATTISS CHRISTO COETZEE PETER CLARKE GERARD SEKOTO DUMILE FENI ROBERT HODGINS CECIL SKOTNES NORMAN CATHERINE
Bottom: Ralph Ziman, Untitled, 2015, Digital print on Moab Entrada paper with Ultrachrome HDR Ink, 122cm x 167cm. Sulger-Buel Lovell Right: Detail from digital print from Justin Dingwall’s In with the new series. Lizamore & Associates
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Top: David Lurie, The People Shall ShareKhayelitsha, (detail), 2015, colour photograph on fibre based archival paper, 123cm x 82cm.
Christopher Moller Gallery is proud to present photographs by Tony Gum. Enter Tony Gum, a young black woman artist from Guguletu in the Western Cape. Her decision to fuse a specific brand – Coca Cola – with an array of projected identities, ranging from the matriarch in traditional Xhosa costume to the West End Playboy Bunny, marks a newly minted ironic and playful take on the ubiquitous and morbid preoccupation with Identity Politics. In Tony Gum’s case it is the fusion of the African exotic, the ethnic traditional, the Afropolitan urban chic, and the iconic Bunny Girl which allows for a new framework, or prism, through which to see contemporary African art. All importantly, it is Tony Gum’s wit, her lightness and playful irony which sets the work apart for therein we find no grim exploitation
of a historical pain, no entitled supremacist black youth culture, no iconic imprisoning of black beauty, and no gratuitous play with emptiness. Rather, Tony Gum seems to have freed herself from a history of oppression – be it racial, cultural, or sexual – and, seemingly single-handedly, recreated herself as a mercurial aesthetic intelligence. Her work, remarkably sophisticated for someone so young, harks back to the genius of Moshekwa Langa, for Tony Gum, even as she plays fast-and-loose with the most ubiquitous and toxic imperial brand, is nevertheless giving us something fresh. Acknowledged by Art South Africa as a ‘Bright Young Thing’, Tony Gum seems set to make a major contribution to the booming Contemporary African Market. She is the new ‘plastiglomerate’ – the artist best able to splice the mortal with the synthetic, high art and trash, the better to capture the radio-active buzz of this art moment. – Text from Ashraf Jamal’s ‘Tony Gum – Flavour of a generation’
Johans Borman Fine Art presents a two-part exhibition. Part one investigates the genre of portraiture and identity, juxtaposing paintings with sculpture as well as works by Modern African Masters with those of contemporary artists. Contemporary portraiture has evolved beyond the historical memorialization of the rich and powerful, the sentiment of ancestral records, or the anthropological documentation of exotic tribes. Human behaviour, characteristics and identity offer a rich study field for artists – as they do for psycho-analysts – and
provide them with the challenge of capturing this in all its complexity. The pride and beauty captured by Dumile Feni in his striking rendition of an African head, the rich, exotic nature of Irma Stern’s ‘Fruit seller’, the fragile innocence of Maggie Laubser’s ‘Girl with folded arms’, the whimsical character of Ezrom Legae’s ‘Head of a child’ and the playful exuberance of Richard Mudariki’s ‘Bridesmaid’ are good examples of such interpretations. Part two explores aspects of movement and abstraction in works by Cecil Skotnes, OwusuAnkomah, Hennie Niemann Jnr, Anthony Lane and Warrick Kemp. Cecil Skotnes’ carved panels symbolically express his contemporary experience of mankind, while Owusu-Ankomah combines Adinkra symbols from Ghana with symbols from various world cultures to explore man’s spirituality. Hennie Niemann Jnr’s complex compositions capture the energy, rhythm and harmony of dancing figures in his unique richly coloured, abstracted, hard-edged forms. These vibrant canvasses are complimented by Anthony Lane’s cascading aluminium sculptures which mimic the intricate curves of the human form and the continuous movement inspired by the idea of pages floating to earth.
The White House Gallery exhibits a selection of international, authenticated editions and sculptures. They are one of the few galleries that bring such unique, international art into South Africa. Some examples on display at the FNB JoburgArtFair include: Joan Miro, Jim Dine, Mr Brainwash, Marc Chagall and Victor Vasarely.
Far left: Toni Gum, Bunny Girl, Digital Print. Christopher Moller Gallery
Left: Hennie Niemann Jnr, Bacchanal, 2015, 100 x 110 cm. Johans Borman Fine Art Top: Owusu-Ankomah, Microcron Kundum No 8, 2011, 120 x 145 cm. Johans Borman Fine Art Bottom: Mr.Brainwash, Juxtapose #1, 2015, Silkscreen and mixed media, 127 x 96 cm, Edition 1/1. White House Gallery
www.sharonsampson.com “Oscillation II” (detail) monotype with collagraph, 78 x 106cm
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sue martin Featured Artist - Candice Breitz The Johannesburg Art Gallery, in partnership with Artlogic and Goodman Gallery, proudly present Candice Breitz as this year’s Featured Artist. Breitz is a South African artist based in Berlin. Over the past 20 years, she has created a remarkable body of video and photographic work that explores stereotypes, constructed identities and visual conventions in film and popular culture. The Featured Artist project showcases her multichannel video installation Him + Her – marking the inaugural presentation of this two-part, major work in a South African context. In addition, Breitz debuts a Special Project that has been developed especially for the FNB JoburgArtFair. Him + Her, two 7-channel video installations by Breitz, each stage the virtual encounter of an individual with a crowd of his or her other selves. Picking up where Breitz’s earlier installations Mother + Father left off, Him + Her uses existing footage from Hollywood films to compose two dense psychological vignettes. Within the imaginary space
of Her (1978 – 2008), 28 Meryl Streeps, extracted out of films made by the actress over a period of 30 years, meet to discuss their needs, fears and desires. In Him (1968 – 2008), 23 Jack Nicholsons, derived from films made over 4 decades, congregate to exchange dialogue that swings in tone from jocularity to paranoia within the space of seconds. Across the displays, numerous manifestations of the same actor (either Nicholson or Streep) jostle with each other for prominence, collectively suggesting, in their sameness and difference, strong metaphors for the polyphonic internal dialogue that takes place within the mind of a single individual. In engaging a series of disparate voices from the same mind, Breitz creates a kaleidoscopic, insightful and witty set of interactions between the multiple Jacks and many Meryls – interactions that draw to the surface a series of Hollywood-perpetuated cliches about psychology and gendered identity. The voices speak to each other, against each other and over each other, occasionally achieving moments of strange harmony.
We recently spoke to Breitz about Him + Her: AT: Although widely celebrated, Him + Her is by no means a recent creation. Why this artwork, in South Africa, now? CB: Him + Her has never been shown in South Africa. Art is not – or at least should not be – like fashion, a field in which only the most recent season is of interest. So I guess my answer is, why not? AT: Video installation is by no means the only medium that you work in, however, it seems to be a medium that you return to time and time again. What significance does the medium have for you in terms of communicative value? CB: Given the fact that we are increasingly surrounded by moving images in our daily lives, I think that artists who work with moving images can potentially reframe moving image culture or offer us means by which to engage with that culture on terms other than those usually available.
FNB JoburgArtFair takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Exhibition Hall 1 161 Maude Street, Sandton Dates: 11 – 13 September 2015. Opening times: Friday, 11 September: 12pm – 8pm Saturday, 12 September: 10am – 6pm Sunday, 13 September: 10am – 5pm For more information, please visit: www.joburgartfair.co.za Top left: Candice Breitz, Her (1978-2008), 7-Channel installation: 7 Hard Drives, Duration: 23 minutes, 56 seconds, Edition of 6 + AP. Courtesy the artist and Goodman Gallery
Top right: Candice Breitz, Him (1968-2008), 7-Channel installation: 7 Hard Drives, Duration: 28 minutes, 49 seconds, Edition of 6 + AP. Courtesy the artist and Goodman Gallery
JOBURG CELEBRATES ART WEEK JOBURG 5 – 13 September ART WEEK brings together galleries, artist studios and organisations from around the city in a week-long festival to showcase what the visual arts in this city have to offer. This year also sees the inclusion of an international programme, including a solo show by Emeka Ogboh (NG), a collaborative performance by Hannah Catherine Jones (UK) and That’i Cover Orkestra, as well as a meeting of arts organisations from around the continent for the PAN!C Meetings. See full details online: www.artweekjoburg.co.za/
9 september at 6 pm opening speaker Cyril Coetzee exhibition ends 30 september In this new series of plein air paintings Sue captures a sense of wistfulness. Through the layering of wax and oil the painting creates a washed out, faded quality, evocative of a distant memory. Where depicted, there is a dreamlike quality to the ﬁgures. The landscapes, although a common sight as we travel through rural South Africa, takes on a personal, more intimate quality, like an insect or leaf captured in amber. Sue has incorporated her own photographic images. Like faded snapshots, the ‘veils of colour’ are achieved through applying layers of beeswax and oil pigment onto the surface, fused together by heating with a ﬂame.
JOBURG FRINGE 11-13 September The Maboneng Precinct’s Arts On Main opens its doors to artists, artist groups, collectives, and curators to show work in a smaller satellite (fringe) fair. All forms of visual art have been welcomed, encouraging a diverse and interesting presentation. See full details online: www.joburgfringe.com
“Dawn” bees wax and oil pigment on canvas board 80 x 69 cm
Serge Attukwei Clottey, Awaiting (2013), pro-print on glossy paper, 30 x 45 cm, Edition of 10.
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Sanlam Portrait Award 2015 And the winner is… John Pace, After the Match John Pace was born 9 November 1958 in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, North East England. He grew up in Zambia and Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia), then moved to South Africa in 1978. He graduated with a Diploma in Graphic Design from Durban Technikon in 1981. Pace was the top art student both at school, and in his final year at Technikon. Although he has attended various art classes through the years, he is mainly self-taught when it comes to painting portraiture. In 1982, he joined the Cape Town advertising industry as a young art director. He was a founder of Lowe Bull Calvert It is with great pleasure that the Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery, Durbanville, announces the winner of the 2015 Sanlam Portrait Award, sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth. A total of 809 entries were received from around South Africa – all coveting the single prize of R100 000 for best portrait. In addition to the prize, Sanlam Private Wealth will sponsor the entry of the winning work to the BP Portrait award held annually in the UK. The first prize of the 2015 Sanlam Portrait Award was awarded to John Pace, for his
Pace advertising agency, but left after 23 years to start At Pace Brand Design. 11 years on, Pace is still designing with a very talented team in Cape Town. He is married to Sue Pace, and has two children Jack and Holly. Painting has given me great joy, and there is nothing better than listening to Mozart’s Requiem, with a glass of Shiraz and a canvas in front of me. I paint on the weekends now, and hope one day to retire with a brush in my hands. God willing. – John Pace John Pace - After the Match, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
portrait Aft er the match, at a Gala event held by Sanlam at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery on Thursday the 27th of August. See his winning work on the front cover of this very magazine. Of the top 100 entries, the top 40 works will be exhibited at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville until the 8th of October, after which the exhibition will tour to various venues around South Africa in collaboration with the Sanlam Art Collection. Of the remaining 60, half will be on display at The UCT Irma Stern Museum and half at Casa Labia until the 26th of September.
We have published all top 40 portraits for your viewing pleasure (in no particular order):
Heidi Fourie, Studio supervisor sleeping oil on canvas, 41 x 110 cm
Juria Le Roux, Joey Mahiya - Local Hero oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm
Annette Pretorius, Self portrait acrylic on canvas, 171 x 100 cm Joseph Dolby, Lionel acrylic on canvas, 50 x 100 cm
Cirkine Russouw, 1929-2015 Jolante Hesse, I am Given oil on canvas, 91 x 76 cm oil on board, 50 x 40 cm
Felicity Bell, Henriette’s final illness oil on board, 120 x 60 cm
Ignatius Terblanche, Untitled charcoal on Fabriano paper, 65 x 100 cm
Kate Arthur, B oil on canvas, 101 x 76 cm
Christopher Ruthven Mkhita, oil on wooden panel, 75 x 60 cm
Johannes S. Bam, Portret van Antoinette: (Karakter A) Duncan in wording, charcoal & pastel on Fabiano paper, 130 x 70 cm
Matthew Mulholland, At one oil on wooden board, 45 x 61 cm
Jed Gil, Gatecrasher oil & spraypaint on canvas 171 x 101 cm
Lezanne Kotze, Ek in Fynbos oil on canvas, 89 x 120 cm
Jaco van Schalkwyk, Maria Magdalena, oil on canvas, 122 x 117 cm
Lauren Palte, Chad in the morning, oil on copper 40 x 35 cm
Helena Hugo, William pastel on paper, 80 x 60 cm
Luke Baggott, Bless oil on canvas, 121 x 90 cm
Marie Stander, Pepsi met harlekynkraag, charcoal & ink on cotton paper, 139 x 103 cm
John P. Smyth, Glen oil on canvas, 75 x 60 cm
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Margaret Nel, Girl with Long Hair acrylic on canvas, 75 x 75 cm
Khanya Mbatha, Self portrait, pastel on paper, 55 x 48 cm Annelie Venter, The life and times of Nicolene M, oil on canvas, 90 x 120 cm
Marinda Combrinck, Anna Maria Elizabeth Calitz, oil on canvas, 75 x 67 cm Seth Gottlich, JB, chalk pastel & ink on paper, 76 x 64 cm
Clare Menck, Winter portrait (The artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter), oil on canvas, 48 x 30 cm
Ruan Huisamen, Mandi charcoal & pastel on Fabriano paper, 76 x 56 cm
Karin Dando, Britt, watercolour on paper, 74 x 51 cm
Patricia Fenn, Harry oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm
Mariana Kruger, Pater Familias, oil on wooden board, 49 x 62 cm
Veronique Hoog, Pearl Earing oil on linen, 45 x 35 cm
Sakhile Mhlongo, Homie II acrylic on fabric, 110 x 94 cm
MariĂŠ Breedt, Pierre-Jean and his children Veronique Hoog, Untitled III oil on aluminium, 101 x 75 cm oil on canvas board, 30 x 24 cm
Carol Eady, Self portrait Nanna Marmite, oil on paper 56 x 43 cm
Jenny Marcus, Gil oil on canvas board, 30 x 30 cm
Heidi Fourie, Alan having his mind blown by something on the Internet, oil on plywood 40 x 30 cm
Peter Meikle, The Stand oil on canvas 200 x 120 cm
Willem Pretorius, Other Half oil on canvas, 90 x 90 cm All Photos: Willem Foster
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Boss Boy detail, Battery Reef, Randfontein Estates Gold Mine, 1966 David Goldblatt
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David Goldblatt’s photographs document individual experiences and particular environments in an effort to reveal underlying psychological and sociological structures within a broader political context. At a time when most South African photographers focused on documenting events relating to the Anti-apartheid movement, Goldblatt says in David Goldblatt Photographs, that he instead sought to investigate “the values and conditions that gave rise to the events”. In a relatively recent interview with CNN, he made the statement: “All photographers are witnesses ... I was trying to find ways into an understanding, if you like, of who we are.” Before David Goldblatt was able to pursue his photography career full-time, his father grew gravely ill and it fell to David to take over the family’s clothing store. According to the Victoria and Albert Museum, Goldblatt later remarked: “Of my life experiences one that was crucial was that of working in my father’s shop … where I acquired a consciousness of bodily particulars that was technical rather than subjective”. Years later, he would apply this consciousness to his photography; particular in his published photographic series Particulars. Capturing sitters without revealing their faces, Goldblatt captured individuality through recording each sitter’s clothing, gesture and posture. By disallowing the over-riding influence of facial expression, he allowed his sitters’ bodies to ‘speak’. The Victoria and Albert Museum records that Goldblatt was able to, in his words, “explore ... the particulars of their bodies, as affirmations or embodiments of their selves”. Pre-dating Particulars, Goldblatt’s first photographic book On the Mines (published in 1973), captures a broad perspective of life in South Africa’s mining regions – photographing anything and anyone from store clerks and urban scenes, to the impoverished mine workers and their living conditions. One specific photograph from On the Mines seems a prelude to Particulars. A headless, cropped torso of a mineworker and his equipment make up Boss Boy detail, Battery Reef, Randfontein Estates Gold Mine, 1966. An archival record of this photograph held by the University of Cape Town Libraries, reads: In right pocket: tobacco pouch. In left pocket: clinometer for underground measurements and notebook for recording them. On left arm: company rank badge with three stars to indicate Mine Overseer’s Boss Boy. On right wrist: company identity band. On belt: pocketknife in homemade sheath, Zobo watch presented by company in recognition of accident-free work, and first-aid kit. This inventory of accessories is perhaps only valuable in so far as it provides insight into the identity of to the faceless man. The mineworker holds the contents of his breast pocket and his first-aid kit firmly to his person. His arms hug his torso in an attitude of apparent guardedness. His body-language suggests caution or perhaps anxiety. Although his shirt sleeves are torn and patched, the plaque revealing his job description gleams brightly under recent polish, indicating a level of personal pride. He holds an elevated position, after all. Reporting straight to the Mine Overseer, operation of the mine is, to a large extent, his responsibility. Another medal of pride is the Zobo watch on his belt, earned for ensuring that his workers remain responsible in their actions. He is good at his job. He takes his job seriously. This is evident by the equipment he carries in all preparedness. The mineworker’s plaque reveals that his designation is ‘Boss Boy’. He is the boss’s boy. Historically the job title ‘boy’ has been given to the lowest servant filling labour-gaps by performing odd jobs. Despite any authority he has above his fellow mineworkers, his job
title belittles him. He is also the boss of the boys, though still considered a boy, himself. He is definitely not the Boss. In harmony with Goldblatt’s social interest, Nadine Gordimer wrote an essay for On the Mines, in which she bravely stated: “The mining industry was the basis of South Africa’s industrial wealth and long ago set the pattern for the exploitation of blacks by whites. ... Weighed against gold, the white man’s sweat is still considered of greater worth than the black man’s” (we must acknowledge that this was written in 1973). By Apartheid reasoning, Boss Boy would never be able to become the Boss. Loring Knoblauch beautifully explains the appeal of Goldblatt’s photographs in South African Photographs: David Goldblatt @Jewish Museum: “Perhaps the best way to describe the works is that they are implicit rather than explicit; they force the viewer to discover the back story, rather than shouting the obvious.” This is the essence and the true beauty of Goldblatt’s work. Having produced an extensive oeuvre of photographic work over more than five decades, it is perhaps overly reductive to extensively discuss one of his photographs as an example of great South African art. Although I cannot touch on all aspects of Goldblatt’s artistic skill in this discussion, Boss Boy detail, Battery Reef, Randfontein Estates Gold Mine, 1966 certainly highlights the essence of his approach; which is why it deserves recognition as one of South Africa’s greatest artworks. – By Lyn Holm
David Goldblatt, Boss Boy detail, Battery Reef, Randfontein Estates Gold Mine, 1966, gelatin-silver print. Image Courtesy Goodman Gallery and the artist SOURCES CONSULTED: » “Boss Boy” in uniform. 2009. UCT Scholar Resource Discovery [Online]. Available: http://uctscholar. uct.ac.za/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=97352&local_base=GEN01 [2015, Aug. 19]. » David Goldblatt. 2015. Victoria and Albert Museum [Online]. Available: http://www.vam.ac.uk/ content/articles/d/david-goldblatt-and-the-v-and-a/ [2015, Aug. 19]. » Goldblatt, David & Parr, Martin. 2006. David Goldblatt Photographs. Rome: Contrasto, 234. » Knoblauch, Loring. 2010. South African Photographs: David Goldblatt @Jewish Museum. Collector Daily [Online], 5 August. Available: https://collectordaily.com/south-african-photographs-davidgoldblatt-jewish-museum/ [2015, Aug. 19]. » McCarthy, Dianne & Said-Moorhouse, Lauren. 2013. David Goldblatt: Photographer bears witness to Apartheid » CNN [Online], 8 November. Available: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/08/world/africa/davidgoldblatt-photographer-apartheid/ [2015, Aug. 19].
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The 32 year-old Wilko (he was born in 1983) has been an academic achiever at school, but also showed remarkable art talent from an early age on. In Grade 9 his life changed when he was run over by a car and left partly paralysed, with double vision, apraxia and several fractures. When he came out of his coma after two months, the long road of rehabilitation started. It was on this road that he turned to the painting and drawing skills he had shown at school. In 2003 he moved with his parents to Paternoster, where in 2006 he started his full-time art career. The well-known artist Jan Visser had a tremendous influence on his work, and with the unfailing encouragement of his father he developed his own unique style. Since then he has been exhibiting regularly in Paternoster and Stellenbosch Art Gallery. He draws inspiration from his immediate surroundings, and the people and children of Paternoster are favourite themes in his work. He paints them in the bright colours that characterise his style.
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Johannesburg-born Hunter Nesbit has become a doyen of stained glass art. Together with wife Ruth, he has produced exquisite stained glass work in over 94 private homes, churches, universities and businesses; and has done restoration in many public buildings throughout SA. Hunter was appointed Dean of Port Elizabeth Technikon’s Art School in 1969 (now the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University School of Art and Design). He then stood down as Dean to start the school’s Stained Glass Department in 1985. This was the first tertiary training of its kind in South Africa, and initiating it won Hunter the Simon Van der Stel Foundation Certificate of Recognition. Hunter retired from the University in 1993. Some of his students have proceeded to work on Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey and big corporate projects abroad (and one student became his wife). Hunter and Ruth Nesbit were jointly awarded the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Award in 1984 and 1995 they won a 4-month studio residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris. The Nesbits have a design studio over-looking Port Elizabeth’s Algoa Bay. When not working on stained glass panels, Hunter paints. He and Ruth have been married for 38 years. They have 4 children, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. » Info supplied by Ruth Nesbit
Lisa Brice 5 September 1968 – Lisa Brice was born in Cape Town. In 1990, she graduated her BAFA in Painting with distinction, from Michaelis School of Art (UCT). Her early work includes sculptural constructions of domestic items but she has returned to painting in the last decade. She says, “In painting, I crave the rush of getting something right, of the work coming together. There are an infinite number of ways this may be achieved with the same image (but not within the same painting). I want to try them all. There is a parallel to the repeated actions of chasing an emotional high through drugs, or love.” In 2011, Brice’s work was included in Vitamin P2, Phaidon’s major international anthology of painting. Brice currently lives and works in London. » Lisa Brice. 2012. Goodman Gallery website: http://www.goodman-gallery.
Joshua Miles 21 September 1967 – Joshua Miles was born in Ceres, Western Cape. He was artistically influenced by his aunt, artist and art historian Elsa Miles, who produced her own woodcuts. He later studied under Cecil Skotnes at Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT), where he received the Michaelis Prize for best 4th year student. He met his Scottish wife, Angela, in Hermanus. The couple lived in both Scotland and England before moving to Baardskeerersbos (a small Overstrand, artist community) in 2004. Miles is a highly prolific artist, producing several reduction block woodcuts editions per month. He is inspired by the effects of light on the Cape region’s varying landscape. When out of the studio, he can be found gardening. » About Joshua Miles. 2014. Joshua Miles website: http://www. joshuamiles.co.za/?page_id=59.
Caspar David Friedrich 5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840 Friedrich is one of the leading artists in the German Romantic Movement. His primary interest was the contemplation and the manifestation of the spiritual in nature. In addition Frederich also touched on the ‘Heroic’ at the birth of the German Independence Movement, which was stimulated by the resistance to Napoleons occupation of Germany. Friedrich grew up in a strict Lutheran family; the son of a candle and soap maker. Some attribute the melancholic atmosphere of his paintings to an early familiarity with death; having lived through four separate deaths in his immediate family before his 18th birthday. » Caspar David Friedrich Biography. 2014. Caspar David Friedrich: The Complete Works website: http://www.caspardavidfriedrich.org/biography. html.
Antoinette Murdoch 8 September 1972 – Antoinette Murdoch was born in Kempton Park, Gauteng. After graduating top of her class from the Technikon Witwatersrand (now University of Johannesburg), and went on to receive her Masters in Fine Art from Wits. She was awarded an Ampersand Foundation Fellowship in 1999 and was appointed CEO of the Art Bank Joburg in 2006. In 2007, CEO Magazine named her finalist for the Most Influential Woman in Business and Government Award. She was nominated again in 2008. Murdoch became Chief Curator of The Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2009, a position she holds to this day. » Antoinette Murdoch. 2015. Art Map South Africa website: http://artmap. co.za/333/antoinette+murdoch/.
Giles Peppiatt 9 September 1964 – Giles Peppiatt MRICS studied at St. Andrews University before joining Bonhams Auctioneers in 1989, where he specialised in 18th and 19th Century Watercolours, Drawings, Exploration, Travel and Topographical Art. He established the highly successful biannual South African Sales in London in 2007, followed by the Africa Now auctions of modern and contemporary African art in 2009. As principal auctioneer he has sold more than R150 million worth of South African art in one afternoon session. He also brought down the hammer on the most expensive South African painting ever sold at auction, Arab Priest by Irma Stern, sold for R54 million. » Info supplied by Bonhams
Brett Bailey 24 September 1967 – Brett Bailey is a playwright, designer, play director, festival curator and the artistic director of THIRD WORLD BUNFIGHT. He wrote and directed a biographical performance on Nelson Mandela for his 90th birthday party in Qunu, Eastern Cape. He curated Cape Town’s Infecting the City Festival from 2008 until 2011 and has worked throughout South Africa, in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Haiti, the UK and Europe. Last year, his Exhibit B caused major controversy in both England and France. His work has won several awards, including a gold medal for design at the Prague Quadrennial (2007). » Bio - Brett Bailey. THIRD WORLD BUNFIGHT web document: http:// thirdworldbunfight.co.za/files/BIO%20-%20Brett%20Bailey.pdf.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio 28 September 1571 - 18 July 1610
Caravaggio was an Italian artist whose paintings, which combine a realistic observation of physical and emotional human nature with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on Baroque painting. “Caravaggio was notorious for brawling. On 29 May 1606, he killed, possibly unintentionally, a young man named Ranuccio Tomassoni. He fled to Naples as an outlaw. There, outside the jurisdiction of the Roman authorities and protected by the Colonna family, the most famous painter in Rome became the most famous in Naples. His connections with the Colonnas led to a stream of important church commissions, including the Madonna of the Rosary, and The Seven Works of Mercy.” » Caravaggio Biography. 2002. Caravaggio: The Complete Works website: http://www.caravaggio-foundation.org/biography.html.
Tracy Payne 30 September 1965 Tracy Payne was born in Cape Town. In 1987, she graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) with a BA Fine Art, after which she created her own fashion label, worked as an illustrator, set designer and scenic artist, undertaking both private and corporate painting commissions, lecturing part-time. Over time she became more and more interested in her fine art practice and is presently working as a full-time artist from her studio in Observatory, Cape Town. Her work has been presented at both Joburg and Cape Town Art Fairs and is included in various corporate collections. » Tracy Payne Curriculum Vitae. 2013. Tracy Payne website: http://www. tracypayne.com/cv.php.
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Born Marcus Rothkowitz in Dvinsk, Russia (now Daugavpils, Latvia), the 4th child of a pharmacist, Mark Rothko immigrated to the USA at age 10. He attended Yale University, studying the liberal arts and sciences for 2 years, then studied painting at the Art Students League under Max Weber. In 1935, he became part of a group of progressive artists - ‘The Ten’ (or ‘The Ten Who Are Nine’). Rothko taught at various tertiary education institutions and worked in the Federal Works Progress Administration’s Easel Project, established during the Great Depression to support artists. He is best known as one of the central figures of the Abstract Expressionist movement during the 1950s and ‘60s. Dark and sombre canvases for ‘The Rothko Chapel’ in Houston are thought by some to foreshadow his suicide in 1970. An extended legal battle between his family and the executors of his will saw 800 paintings divided between the Rothko family and museums around the world. » Mark Rothko Biography. 2015. The Biography.com website: http://www.biography.com/people/mark-rothko-9465194#laterwork-and-death. » Mark Rothko (1903–1970) Biography. 2015. The Phillips Collection website: http://www.phillipscollection.org/research/american_art/bios/rothko-bio.htm.
THE ART TIMES WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE ALL MEMBERS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S VISUAL ART COMMUNITY BORN IN SEPTEMBER, INCLUDING: 2 John Smith | 3 Adele Adendorff | 6 Alexis Preller, Gerald Bhengu, Sue Dickinson, Alexandra Ross | 9 Pieter Wenning | 11 Fred Page | 12 Henry Taylor, Jan Visser| 13 Sascha Polkey | 14 Floris van Zyl | 15 Andree Bonthuys | 16 Belinda Anvil, Maud Sumner | 17 Gordon Frank Vorster, Ruann Coleman | 19 Tracy Murinik | 20 Jaco La Grange | 21 Marie Stander, Ross Douglas | 22 Andrew Lamprecht, Douglas Portway | 23 Aidon Westcott, David Brits | 24 Marjorie Wallace, Kagiso Pat Mautloa | 25 John Hodgkiss | 27 Steve Bandoma, Sylvie Groschatau-Phillips | 28 Greg Schultz, Heidi Erdmann | 29 John Mohl, Vulindlela Nyoni, Ace Swart, Ian Waldeck | 30 Norman Catherine FAMOUS, INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS BORN IN SEPTEMBER: 11 Sandy Skoglund | 16 Jean (Hans) Arp | 21 Mauritzio Cattelan | 26 Théodore Géricault | 29 Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto, François Bouchern Editor’s Note: All content is appropriated from its source and includes elaboration for the sake of enrichment.
26 AUG – 23 SEP 2015 GROUP EXHIBITION
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Ubuhle Bobuntu Arts, an artists’ collective based in Diepkloof, Soweto, focuses on green art and ecologic as means to reduce the negative impact of wastefulness on the earth’s eco-systems. These 12 artists, in their reﬂection on one of the major global issues of our time, repurpose materials such as bread, rubber tires, match sticks, plastic, cow dung, extension hair and cans. Performances by poets and musicians will also form part of the opening event. Curated by Thulani Zondo.
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Titus Matiyane is a Pretoria-based artist internationally known for his panoramic depictions of major cities around the world. His exhibition at UJ will focus on the capitals of the BRICS countries. Curated by Prof Elfriede Dreyer.
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FNB JoburgArtFair Solo Gallery Projects Luke Daniel, Owen, 2015, photographic print Image courtesy of the artist and Kalashnikovv Gallery
Purgatorium Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, will host Pauline Gutter’s muchanticipated solo exhibition from 7 to 25 September 2015. The large sculptural piece, Purgatorium, announces the exhibition’s governing theme. It is a blown-up version of a spiked plastic nose ring that is used for the weaning of calves. The distress of purgatory is here understood in a full-bodied and earth-bound weaning context of stress and suffering. It involves struggle as well as contingency, toil as well as exigency, clashes of volatile contraries and opposing forces with uncertain and unpredictable outcomes. Weaning thus assumes the status of an existential root metaphor, reflected perhaps in Pauline Gutter’s own artistic trajectory against the odds. The paintings and the prints in the exhibition disseminate the tenor of the weaning metaphor of struggle for survival into the farming domains of the land, its creatures and its people. This widening gyre of allusive meaning further escalates in a quickening presentational dynamic from such primary domains toward unknown horizons opened up and explored by the shared imagination of prospective spectators. Selections from two collections of work are on view – first a number of large scale paintings of cattle, depictions of individual bulls, cows and calves and, secondly, a select group of pictures of human heads, portraits and portrait-like images from a continuing series that she refers to as Shadow-barriers. The artist has managed to distil the land into the massive bodies and animated surfaces of these animal figures seemingly responding to forces which exceed the ordinary pull of the earth’s gravity. The actions of their hulking bodies present us with near mythical scenes of heroic action and titanic effort. It is often difficult to establish whether an animal is losing its balance or whether it is struggling to regain firm footing. This is clearly evident in a representative example with the telling title, The Hard Way. The artist seems concerned with invoking gestural allusions in such cumbersome animal postures – very explicit in the assertively proud or heroic posture of the grown calf looking down at us in the painting with another telling title, The Weaned.
Human gesture is the explicit theme in two paintings which memorialise the death and burial of the hostage victim, Pierre Korkie – Collateral Damage 2 and Collateral Damage 3. The tenor of the gestures depicted in these two paintings may be reduced to such laconic expressions of power as ‘There you have it’ and ‘Take it or leave it’. But this would strip gesturing of its poetic essence and rhetorical expressiveness. The uniqueness of Pauline Gutter’s art is embodied in her touch and fingerprints, her bodily energy and muscle memory, the attack of her brush strokes and her use of non-synthetic pigments – in sum all the gestural features associated with her unique repertoire of painterly marks. In the loving struggle and constant battle she wages with her materials certain local areas in the texture of marks appear almost like amorphous flurries and chaotic skirmishes. Yet they also manifest an emergent dynamic of movement, muscles and vital bodies. Ambiguity and uncertainty permeate this gestural texture. Suspended between revealing and concealing, visible and invisible, it attracts and absorbs our imaginative attention. It primes the artwork for iconic augmentation in the spectator’s imagination, where this eventful fictional world’s imaginary figures unfold and come alive in all their brute energy, raw vitality, ungainly power and mythical enchantment. However, such imaginative events of full spectator engagement and participation only come to pass where a
painting has attained a certain life of its own – being a work and also being at work, independently of its maker. Thus the works in the exhibition disclose an additional self-reflective modality of purgatorial weaning – one to which the artworks themselves are subjected. A tone of instability, insecurity and unpredictability dominates the group of smaller pictures of human heads. This evoked by the extreme spontaneity in the rendering of the heads involving incidental marks and improvisational collaboration with, rather than control of technique. In various degrees they appear to be decomposing or dissolving icons, for instance the striking upside-down head bearing the title, It Suffices. The human visage is here marred and transmuted into diverse manifestations of macchia – at times puzzling, amorphous, uncanny, blemished, abyssal, ravaged, damaged, impaired or disturbed. Yet an undying spark of steady and unbroken humanity seems to glow in the darkness below their peeled heads, able to suffer, to abide and to withstand our troubled land’s hazardous purgatorial conditions of extreme danger and uncertainty. - By Dirk van den Berg (Department of History of Art and Image Studies, University of the Free State) Header: toiling and moiling, 2015, oil on flax linen, two panels 164 x 210 cm & 164 x 142 cm Left: Purgatorium, 2015, mixed media, 140 x 180 x 50 cm Below, Far left: Collateral damage II, 2015, oil on canvas, 97 x 68 cm Left: Collateral damage III, 2015, oil on canvas, 97 x 68 cm Centre: It suffices, 2014, oil on canvas, 36 x 38 cm Right: Shadow Barrier 3, 2014, oil on canvas, 27 x 19 cm Far right: The Weaned, 2014, oil on flax linen, 143 x 102 cm
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PAUL SENYOL Exhibition from 19th September to 10th October 2015. In association with Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection.
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Weekend Escape Art Tasting in Greyton Greyton, a picture-perfect village in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, is hosting the first ever Greyton Creative Arts Festival in September this year. Long-known for its laid-back lifestyle and exquisite scenery, the festival organisers felt that the village’s creative environment needed to be brought to the attention of discerning art lovers everywhere; and the idea of doing this through an art festival was born. The festival will take place over the weekend of 25, 26 and 27 September, and besides art there will be much to entertain and amuse visitors during the course of the event.
Greyton is extremely fortunate to have several well-known and internationally respected artists in its midst. Amongst these are Catherine Paynter, whose fabulous themes and deft style have garnered her fans across the world, and David Kuijers, whose quirky paintings on canvas and glass are sold to an ever-increasing group of discerning buyers. Works by sculptor Jacques Dohnt, a former Greyton-resident who uses mostly natural media like wood, bone, bark and stone, will also be on display. A further artist exhibiting is Derric van Rensburg who lived in Greyton in the 90’s and is internationally renowned for his superb impressionist paintings.
Artists using a broad spectrum of mediums have been signed up to exhibit. And that’s not all. Workshops for both children and adults have been arranged to take place at various times over the weekend. For more information on these and other events, visit www.greytoncreative.co.za as well as the Greyton Creative Facebook page on www. facebook.com/GreytonCreative. And the cherry on the top: Three paintings by artist David Kuijers will be auctioned to round off an event that the organisers are sure will become a must each year for art lovers everywhere.
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ART HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CHANGE THE WORLD French Abstract Expressionist artist, Catherine Timotei, announced plans for her Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery opening in the heart of Cape Town in October 2015. She makes no secret of the gallery’s operation’s commercialism, which is secondary to aesthetics. “I am well-travelled and have worked with top businessmen, and have studied the key concepts found at the intersection of ﬁnance and the art world; I examine art funds, art-backed loans, and art as a wealth management service.” With her desire to ignore unspoken rules that have long dictated the business of art, Timotei’s whole concept is of selling emerging talents alongside high-end, contemporary art, and oﬀering a “golden ticket” to struggling artists. Clients are able to check out paintings and sculptures in the gallery, as well as view them online. Timotei is a passionaria of contemporary art and her mission is to give her gallery an air of Avant-Garde International. The gallery is in favour of the green movement for a smaller carbon footprint.
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Eastern Cape Alexandria Quin Sculpture Garden This is a permanent exhibition of the sculpture of Maureen Quin. Permanent, Alexandria, T. 046 6530121, email@example.com, www.quin-art.co.za
East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery, East London Fine Art Society Peep Show exhibition, 20/08/2015 until 05/09/2015 Red Assembly – Time and Work The 3-day conference Red Assembly will be on display at the gallery for 6 weeks 27/08/2015 until 20/10/2015 Ndileka Gongxeka Visual Artist Merit Awarded for best achievement in Multimedia art, 17/09/2015 until 03/10/2015. Heritage Day Arts and Craft festival 24/09/2015 Southernwood T. 043 7224044 firstname.lastname@example.org www. annbryant.co.za
com/OliewenhuisArtMuseum Gallery on Leviseur The Moment of Transition, Anton Smit, 21/08/2015 until 19/09/2015, Westdene, C. 0828352335, admin@ galleryonleviseur.co.za, www.galleryonleviseur. co.za
Clarens Art and Wine Gallery The gallery houses an exquisite collection of art and fine wines, Clarens, T. 058 2561298, email@example.com, www. artandwine.co.za
Fifth Avenue Fine Art Next Auction: Sunday 4th October 2015, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040, stuart@5thaveauctions. co.za, www.5thaveauctions.co.za Gallery 2, (in association with Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection) Every Idle Word, Paul Senyol, 19/09/2015 until 10/10/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 4470155/98, info@gallery2. co.za, www.gallery2.co.za Goodman Gallery History after Apartheid, Haroon Gunn-Salie, 22/08/2015 until 19/09/2015 Young, Gifted and Black Curated by Hank Willis Thomas 26/09/2015 until 24/10/2015, Parkwood T. 011 7881113 nonhlanhla@goodman-gallery. com www.goodman-gallery.com Graham’s Fine Art Gallery Graham’s presents a solo exhibition by contemporary artist, André van Vuuren. This exhibition celebrates van Vuuren’s 50th solo exhibition and traces some of the more important milestones in his career, 17/09/2015 until 14/11/2015, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869 , firstname.lastname@example.org, www. grahamsgallery.co.za Halifax Art Remains, A solo presentation by Sue Martin, 09/09/2015 until 30/09/2015, Parkhurst, C. 0827846695, email@example.com , www.16halifaxart.co.za/
Benoni Art Route Spoil your Senses on the Benoni Art Route. Discover local artists producing a diverse range of art from Sculptures, Paintings, Stained Glass, Hand Made Knives and Hand Blown Glass.The Benoni Art Route is open on the last Sunday of the month between 10am and 3pm.
Vincent Art Gallery The home of Contemporary Fine Art and the Masters. We also offer professional framing, décor, ceramics, pewter, semi-precious stones and silver jewellery. 8 Dawson Rd, Selborne, East London, 5201 Telephone: 043 7221471 Cell: 083 700 4711 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.vincentartgallary.co.za
Port Elizabeth ArtEC - EPSAC Community Art Centre artEC is a non profit organisation and Community Art Centre, set up for the advancement of the Visual Arts and Art Craftsmanship by working to uplift the arts in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, helping artists and encouraging a public interest in the arts. T. 041 5853641, email@example.com, www.artecpe.co.za/ Galerie NOKO Sinners And Saints, Journey Through Womanhood. This exhibition is set to expand the fallible and infallible language of visual imagery and the invaluable contributions by women in the visual arts. Cleone Cull, Jenniffer Ord, Clare Menck, Bronwen Vaughan-Evans, Hannalie Taute, and others, 25/09/2015 until 25/10/2015, 109 -111 Russell Road, Richmond Hill, T. 041 5822090, firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com, www.galerienoko.com Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Standard Bank Young Artist Award Exhibition 2015, Kemang Wa Lehulere, 28/07/2015 until 06/09/2015, Woman’s Month exhibition From the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection11/08/2015 until 13/09/2015, Park Drive, Central T. 0415062000 artmuseum@ mandelametro.gov.za www.artmuseum.co.za Underculture Contemporary Solo Exhibition, Marc Pradervand, 09/09/2015 until 09/10/2015 Glass Exhibition Fluxus 09/09/2015 until 09/10/2015. 98A Park Drive, Central T. 041 3730074 admin@underculturecontemporary. co.za, www.underculturecontemporary.co.za
Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum 27th Sophia Gray Memorial Lecture and Exhibition, Anton Roodt accepted the invitation to present the 27th Sophia Gray Lecture and Exhibition, 27/08/2015 until 27/09/2015, Ik ben an Afrikander IV The Unequal Conversation A group exhibition curated by Tereza Lizamore 08/10/2015 until 15/11/2015 Collecting the Landscape A solo exhibition by Landi Raubenheimer 15/10/2015 until 29/11/2015, Waverley T. 051 0110525 ext 611 firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.
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Johannesburg Absa Art Gallery L’Atelier winner 2013 Purgatorium, Pauline Gutter, 01/09/2015 until 25/09/2015, Absa Gallery, 161 Main Street. T. 011 3505139, email@example.com, www.absa.co.za Alice Art Gallery Michael Heyns Gallery opening at Alice Art Gallery Ruimsig, Michael Heyns Roses & Haikus, 05/09/2015 until 06/09/2015, Travel with me Karien Boonzaaier, 12/09/2015 until 13/09/2015 Reminiscence... Jonel Scholtz 19/09/2015 until 20/09/2015, Ruimsig T. 011 9581392 info@ aliceart.co.za www.aliceart.co.za Art Afrique Gallery Contemporary Art Gallery, Sandton, T. 011 2927113, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artafrique.co.za Artist Proof Studio Big Red-dot Exhibition, Various Artists, 05/09/2015 until 19/09/2015, Newtown, T. 011 4921278, gallery@ artistproofstudio.co.za, www.artistproofstudio. co.za Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery “I stand in the middle of city life and observe its crookedness, its beauty, its mysterious people from all over” Gospel stories, nature and women (her unique strengths, her passion, her masterpiece figure, her patience and her dramatic birth giving experiences which inaugurate, unify and balance the conflicts within my creative space) also inspire me” - Louise Almon, Bryanston, T. 011 4638524, email@example.com, www. candicebermangallery.com Cherie de Villiers Gallery Dealers in fine paintings and sculptures by leading South African artists. Sandton, T. 011 3255395, cheart@global. co.za, www.gallery.co.za/ CIRCA on Jellicoe Crucible, Neels Coetzee, 03/09/2015 until 26/09/2015, 2 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard. co.za, www.circaonjellicoe.co.za Crouse Art Gallery Paintings and sculptures by well known South African artists, Llwellyn Davies, Gerrit Roon, Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, David Novella, Makiwa, Maria, Christiaan Nice and many more, Florida, T. 011 6723821, suzette.crouse@ telkomsa.net, www.artdealers.co.za/ Diedericks/ Faber Fine Art The Winter Show | 2015, Daya Heller, Dani Buch, Christiaan Diedericks, Norman O’Flynn, Vanessa Berlein and Kali van der Merwe, until 23/10/2015, Melville, T. 011 7263638, elton@diedericksfaberfineart. com, www.diedericksfaberfineart.com Everard Read Close | Perspective, Lionel Smit, 27/08/2015 until 30/09/2015, 6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard. co.za, www.everard-read.co.za
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The Henry George Gallery Jane Digby, Pascale Chandler, Buhle Wonder Mbambo, Thando Makhosini Ngwenya and Andrew Orapeleng Ntshabele: After the Winter, A group exhibition curated by Darryl Gray and Mandy Walker, 03/09 – 24/09 45, 6th Str, Parkhurst, Johannesburg, T. 011 880 2698 firstname.lastname@example.org/mandy@ henrygeorge.co.za; www.henrygeorge.co.za
outoftheCUBE outoftheCUBE transcode: Emma Willemse: ‘101 ways to long for a home’. A new exhibition has been loaded onto the outoftheCUBE transcode page. This features four concertina artist books by Emma Willemse which form part of a larger ongoing project. Three have been created with digital prints, and one with mixed media collage, and all have covers made from disused parquet floor blocks. Seen here, ‘the dismembering book’. www.outofthecube.co.za
Res Gallery Res Gallery is an art gallery involved in promoting and selling digital media art, from limited edition prints to interactive installations, and mixed media artworks. Parkwood, T. 011 8804054, email@example.com, www.resgallery.com Springs Art Gallery Reflection: SAG Acquisition Exhibition, Artists include: Van der Merwe Mimi, Zikhali Michael, Hermanus Coetzer Willem, Mashiya Colin, Edom Wilson (Madala), Matsena Lekau, Mabuza Sabelo, Smith Marietha, Mokoena Pebofatso, Stach Erica, Zikalala Sipho, Ngwenya Guxton Xolani, Drazek Taryn Mariana and Sondiyazi keith, 27/07/2015 until 30/09/2015, Springs, T. 011 999 8726/7, Thabo.Sekoaila@ekurhuleni.gov. za, www.artmap.co.za/568/springs+art+gallery/ Standard Bank Gallery A Space for Landscape, The work of JH Pierneef, 08/07/2015 until 12/09/2015, T. 011 6311889, arts@ standardbank.co.za, www.standardbankarts.co.za Stevenson Wim Botha, Solo exhibition, 18/08/2015 until 25/09/2015, Braamfontein, T 011 4031055/1908, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. stevenson.info UJ Art Gallery Top Up Inside Out, Group Show, curated by Thulani Zondo, 26/08/2015 until 23/09/2015, APK Campus, Auckland Park. T. 011 5592099, email@example.com, www.uj.ac.za/ EN/ArtsandCulture/Pages/home.aspx
Helen Wallace Day Exhibitions: The Upper Deck Gallery, Plettenberg Bay; Bamboo Gallery, Melville, Johannesburg; Sharon Samson Gallery, Illovo, Johannesburg; Henry Taylor Gallery, Sandton, Johannesburg; The Turbine Hall Art Fair 2013, Johannesburg Enquiries to: Helenday1007@gmail.com +27 083 458 6040
In Toto Gallery Luke Batha’s Expressions, Luke Batha, 27/08/2015 until 28/09/2015, Birdhaven, T. 011 4476543, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.intotogallery.co.za Johannesburg Art Gallery Construct to Deconstruct, A solo exhibition by Happy Dhlame, 24/05/2015 until 23/09/2015 1:1Alinka Echeverría 09/08/2015 until 25/10/2015 An exhibition by Emeka Ogboh 09/09/2015 An exhibition by Candice Breitz will run concurrently with the Art Fair 11/09/2015 until 13/09/2015, Joubert Park T. 011 7253130 TinyM@joburg.org. za www.facebook.com/FriendsofJAG Lizamore & Associates Gallery Stilled lives, Karin Preller, 03/08/2015 until 03/10/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 8808802 , suen@lizamore. co.za, www.lizamore.co.za
Alette Wessels@Pretoria Kunskamer Art gallery & art consultancy, specialising in SA art as an investment,dealing in Old Masters, & selected contemporay art. T. 012 3460728, email@example.com, www. pretoriakunskamer.co.za Association of Arts Pretoria Nine (painting & sculpture), Dylan Graham & Johann Nortje, 04/09/2015 until 19/09/2015 Sirens and Sailors Angela Banks, Carol Hamman & Kobus Rossouw 11/09/2015 until 23/09/2015 Hannes Meiring revisited Hannes Meiring 12/09/2015 until 16/09/2015 The Space Between John Clarke 18/09/2015 until 7/10/2015 Influence, Thought & Memory Malose Pete 25/09/2015 until 14/10/2015, Nieuw Muckleneuk T. 012 3463100 artspta@mweb. co.za, www.artsassociationpta.co.za/news.html Centurion Art Gallery Artists of the year (Centurion Art Association), Mariette Minaar, Bert Bekker, Leandi Kruger, Jana Reinecke, Melanie Tiedt, Ilse Roux, Ronel Eksteen, Johan Kok, Elsa Veenstra, Alma Vorster, Karkien van der Merwe and Kobus Kapp, 02/09/2015 until 26/09/2015, Moreletapark, T. 012 3583477, artg@tshwane. gov.za, www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za/centurion Chris Tugwell Art Gallery The Chris Tugwell Galleries, in existence for over fifty years, showcase work from some of South Africa’s most exciting and talented artists. This includes paintings, ceramics, glass and limited edition bronzes and sculptures by well-known South African masters, Brooklyn, Pretoria, T. 012 346 0925, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. christugwell.co.za
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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS
North-West University Botanical Garden Gallery Affordable Art Sale, Group exhibition, 03/09/2015 until 11/03/2015, NWU Potchefstroom Campus, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nwu.ac.za/nwugallery
Western Cape Cape Town Fried Contemporary Nigel Mullins: Painting, Opening: Room 1 (gallery), Opening: Sat 5 Sept @12-2pm, Closes: Sat 3 Oct @2pm Tanya Poole: Ink on paper, Opening: Room 2 (gallery), Opening: Sat 5 Sept @12-2pm, Closes: Sat 3 Oct @2pm Young Collectors, curated by Shenaz Mahomed, Opening: Collector’s Room (gallery), Opening: Sat 5 Sept @12-2pm, Closes: Sat 3 Oct @2pm 1146 Justice Mahomed St, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0181 t: 012 346 0158, e: info@friedcontemporary. com, www.friedcontemporary.com
Pretoria Art Museum Sasol New Signatures 2015, 03/09/2015 until 04/10/2015, Pretoria, T. 012 3586752, email@example.com The Leonardo Gallery In The Leonardo Gallery you will find many different genres of art. We introduced more variety by adding art mediums like photography, mosaic, art jewellery, woodwork, food, music and wine, Arcadia, Pretoria, T. 012 9970520, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. theleonardogallery.com St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery ROOFTOP VII - The Inner Child, Guy du Toit, Gordon Froud, Rossouw van der Walt, Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, Caitlin Greenberg, Michelle le Grange, Nelson Thaba, Adriaan Diedericks, Moira MacMurray, Marke Meyer, Yannis Generalis, Sarah Richards, Noko Mello, Ronit Judelman, Francois Venter, Jaco Sieberhagen, Andre Prinsloo, Sanna Swart and Kgotso Pati, 26/07/2015 until 30/10/2015 Crime free for a year Hosea Matlou 13/09/2015 until 15/10/2015, Pretoria, Brooklyn Circle.T. 012 4600284 email@example.com, www. stlorient.co.za UNISA Art Gallery #SmArtists Art Exhibition, Based on the South African National Curriculum of Visual Arts, 29/08/2015 until 30/09/2015, Muckleneuk, T. 012 4415683, botham2@unisa. ac.za, www.unisa.ac.za/gallery
KZ Natal Ballito Imbizo Gallery Out of my head - A solo exhibition by Jean Arundel, 10/09/2015 until 30/09/2015, Ballito, T. 032 9461937, info@imbizogallery. co.za, www.imbizogallery.com
Sarah Richards Bronze Sculpture Commissions & Small editions for purchase Portrait busts • Monumental statues • Birds • Animals • Figures www.sarahrichards.co.za firstname.lastname@example.org 0837070126
Newcastle Carnegie Art Gallery Cultural Diversity of Umzansi exhibition, 18/09/2015 until 31/01/2016 Farmers Hall ART FAIR 30/09/2015, Newcastle, KZNT. 034 3287622 Phumzile.Dlamini@ newcastle.gov.za www.carnegie-art.co.za
Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery Ceramics Room - Contrasts: Vessels and Containers, 17/07/2015 until 31/03/2016, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801, email@example.com, www.tatham.org. za
Umhlanga Rocks Makiwa Gallery Fine South African Art for discerning art collector, Makiwa Gallery, Umhlanga Rocks and now recently expanded to Franschhoek, Western Cape, by renowned artist Makiwa Mutomba. Open everyday 9:30am-5:30pm, Makiwa Mutomba, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Carla Bosch, Elbe van Rooyen, Ian Hertslet, Isabelle le Roux, Kobus Nel, Marlien van Heerden, Nicole Pletts, Llewellyn Owen Davies, Roelof Rossouw, Ruth Brunskill, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rogatschnig, Tony de Freitas & Willy Reekmans, 01/09/2015 until 30/09/2015, KwaZulu-Natal, T. 031 5611194, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. makiwagalleries.comm
Northern Cape Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery Gariep Kunstefees: Die laatmiddag het room geword, Joshua Miles (woodcut printing), 26/08/2015 until 27/09/2015, Civic Centre, T. 053 8311724/5, email@example.com, www.whag.co.za
artSPACE durban 31 Aug – 19 Sept “Sea Fever” - Jane Strode “disintegration” - Corné Eksteen 21 Sept – 10 Oct “From where I stand” Suraya Tewary/Deidre Maree; “You don’t have to speak” - Grace Kotze /Melody French; “recalculating” - Megan Bonnetard /Pam Benporath 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Rd), Durban tel: +27 31 312 0793 www.artspace-durban.com
Durban Art Gallery Venus at home, A solo exhibition by Usha Seejarim, 13/08/2015 until 18/10/2015, Durban University of Technology’s Confucius Institute presents a photography exhibition 01/09/2015 until 18/10/2015, Seed time, A solo exhibition of photographs and drawings by Omar Badsha, 22/09/2015 until 30/11/2015 T. 031 3112264 Thulani.Makhaye@ durban.gov.za www.durban.gov.za
ArtB Gallery, Bellville The Arts Association of Bellville, through its vibrant art gallery, creates a platform for and showcases visual art and artists in the Western Cape to raise public awareness of art. Bellville, T. 021 9171197, artbellville@gmail. com, www.artb.co.za Artvark Gallery Spring Show, A group exhibition featuring new works by Peter van Straten, Clare Menck, Isabella Kuijers, Guy du Toit, Joshua Miles and others. Opening at 18:00 pm, 26/09/2015 until 31/10/2015, Kalk Bay, T. 021 788 5584, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artvark.org Barnard Gallery Eden, Jaco van Schalkwyk, 15/09/2015 until 20/10/2015, Newlands, T. 021 6711553, email@example.com, www. barnardgallery.com Bronze Age Bronze Foundry, Woodstock, T. 021 4473914, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. bronzeage.co.za Carmel Art Dealers in fine art, exclusive distributers of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings, Green Point, T. 021 4213333, carmel@ global.co.za, www.carmelart.co.za Casa Labia Gallery Portrait 100, Various artists: 30 finalists of the 2015 Sanlam Portrait Award, 29/08/2015 until 27/09/2015, Muizenberg, T. 021 7886068, email@example.com, www. casalabia.co.za Catherine Timotei Art Leonardo Da Vinci, Avant Garde International Gallery upcoming event October 2015, Catherine Timotei, 03/09/2015 until 06/10/2015, V & A Waterfront, C. 0837456073, abstractart@catherinetimotei. com, www.catherinetimotei.com/
Imbizo Gallery Bronze and Paint, Marke Meyer, Izidro Duarte, Allen Hallett, Sarah Richards, Vanessa Lomas, Anton Gericke, Nicola Coady, Jeannie Kinsler, Derric van Rensburg, Mpenja, Linda Lemon, Sue Dickenson, Vincent Reid, Kim Donaldson and more.... , 01/09/2015 until 28/09/2015, Hoedspruit, T. 087 808 2826, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.imbizogallery.com
Commune. Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, 22/09/2015 until 14/10/2015, Wale Street, Cape Town, T. 0214475918, email@example.com, www. commune1.com/
Diedericks/Faber Fine Art The Winter Show | 2015, Daya Heller, Dani Buch, Christiaan Diedericks, Norman O’Flynn, Vanessa Berlein and Kali van der Merwe, until 23/10/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 552 8871, elton@diedericksfaberfineart. com, www.diedericksfaberfineart.com Deziree Finearts A collection of Contemporary Colonial and African Oil Paintings, Fish Hoek, T. 021 7851120, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. dezireefinearts.co.za Die Kunskamer Works by leading artists, Irma Stern, Hugo Naude, Cecil Skotnes, Cynthia Villet, Norman Catherine, Hardy Botha, Bill Davis, Gail Catlin, Simone Stone, David Brown & Pierneef. Sea Point, T. 021 4349529, email@example.com, www.diekunskamer.co.za Eatwell Art Gallery Open Studio, Lynne-Marie Eatwell, Eric Oswald Eatwell and Mags Eatwell, 01/09/2015 until 30/09/2015, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. eatwellgallery.com EBONY Cape Town Tattarratta, Hugh Bryne Solo Show, 03/09/2015 until 28/09/2015, Cape Town, CBD, T. 021 4249985, gernot@ebonydesign. co.za, www.ebonydesign.co.za Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of antiques, furniture, bespoke pieces of objet d’arts and fine art, including South African masters. Wynberg, T. 021 7627983, email@example.com, www. eclecticaartandantiques.co.za/ Eclectica Design & Art Bauhaus Revisited, Natasha Barnes, Haldane Martin, Shelly Street, Albert Coertse, Richard Scott and Frank Böhm, 04/09/2015 unil 18/10/15, Cape Town, www. eclecticadesignandart.co.za, T. 021 4220327, firstname.lastname@example.org Eclectica Modern Gallery Take Flight - this eclectic mix of artworks is an exciting visual explosion of colour and subject matter, Peter Pharoah, David Kuijers, Janna Prinsloo, Vincent da Silva, Claire Soffietti and Lolly Hahn-Page, 13/08/2015 until 25/09/2015, 9A Cavendish Street, Claremont, T. 021 6717315, margie@ eclectica.co.za, www.eclecticaartandantiques. co.za/modern Erdmann Contemporary Form and Substance, Contemporary South African Art - Emerging & Established Talents, 26/08/2015 until 03/10/2015, Gardens, T. 021 422 2762, galleryinfo@mweb. co.za, www.erdmanncontemporary.co.za Everard Read Homage, Group exhibition, 02/09/2015 until 27/09/2015, V & A Waterfront, T. 021 4184527, email@example.com, www. everard-read-capetown.co.za 34 Fine Art CRISP, Mr. Brainwash, Sir Peter Blake, C215, Ben Eine, AME72, Norman Catherine, Jade Doreen Waller, Asha Zero and Esther Mahlangu, 03/08/2015 until 05/11/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 461 1863, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.34fineart. com Gallery F Andrew Barker, 03/09/2015, Cape Town, T. 021 423 4423 , email@example.com, www.galleryf.co.za Goodman Gallery Testimony, Adejoke Tugbiyele, 05/09/2015 until 10/10/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4627567, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. goodman-gallery.com G2 Art We are a permanent gallery in the Cape Town CBD. Offering a diverse range of painting, mixed media and sculpture by South African artists. These include Vanessa Berlein, Jimmy Law, Kelly John Gough and Nicole Pletts to name a few, 10am to 4.30pm Monday - Friday 10am till 2pm Saturday, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169, di@g2art. co.za, www.g2art.co.za/contact-us/
North West Hartbeespoort Dam Chris Tugwell Art Gallery The Chris Tugwell Galleries, in existence for over fifty years, showcase work from some of South Africa’s most exciting and talented artists. This includes paintings, ceramics, glass and limited edition bronzes and sculptures by well-known South African masters, Hartbeespoort Dam, T. 012 253 1606, email@example.com, www. christugwell.co.za
Potchefstroom North-West University Gallery Unrest, Hasan & Husain Essop, 30/07/2015 until 18/09/2015, NWU Potchefstroon Campus, T. 018 2994341, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nwu.ac.za/nwugallery
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The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street, Cape Town seeks to expose fine art that is rooted in the South African tradition, work which carries the unique cultural stamp of our continent.
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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS
Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Sanlam Portrait Award Top 40, Winner and Top 40 Finalists of the Sanlam Portrait Award competition, 28/08/2015 until 08/10/2015 Rust-en-Vrede Clay Museum, Red Queen to Play, Wilma Cruise, 28/08/2015 until 08/10/2015, Durbanville, T. 021 9764691, rustenvrede@ telkomsa.net, www.rust-en-vrede.com/
Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery Acrylic by Heather Auer 80 x 80 cm Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery Quayside Centre c/n Wharf & St Georges St, Simon’s Town, 7975 Western Cape Tel/Fax: +27 (0)21 7827321 Mobile: +27 (0)827792695 email@example.com www.infinart.co.za
Hout Bay Gallery Situated in the beautiful seaside town of Hout Bay. Artworks include Paintings, Furniture & Sculptures by South African Artists. Art by Sarah Danes Jarrett, Koos de Wet, David Kuijers, Russell Travers, Sam Allerton, Schalk van der Merwe, Claude Chandler, Candice Dawn B and many more. Open every day, All welcome, Hout bay, T. 021 7903618, info@ houtbaygallery.co.za, www.houtbaygallery.co.za
In-Fin-Art - Picture Framers & Art Gallery Expert advice | Extensive range of moulding profiles | Custom made hand-finished frames | Conservation framing with museum glass | Original art by local contemporary artists 9 Wolfe St, Wynberg Tel: 021 761 2816 firstname.lastname@example.org www.infinart.co.za
Iziko SA National Gallery Between Darkness & Light, Jodi Bieber, 28/08/2015 until 19/11/2015, Unearthed Moses Tladi 24/09/2015 until 31/03/2016, Cape Town Central. T. 021 4674660 email@example.com, www.iziko.org.za Johans Borman Fine Art Spectra, Group exhibition, 15/08/2015 until 19/09/2015, Newlands, T. 021 6836863, art@johansborman. co.za, www.johansborman.co.za Kalk Bay Modern Kalk Bay Modern offers a unique selection of fine art prints, oil paintings, photography, ceramics and its own range of Art-I-San textiles, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7886571, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kalkbaymodern.co.za/ Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Fine Arts Foundry and Sculpture Studio, Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Chris Bladen and Gilbert Banda, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7888736, email@example.com Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery Avant Garde International, Catherine Timotei, 03/09/2015 until 06/10/2015, Cape Town CBD, C. 0837456073, firstname.lastname@example.org Lesley Charnock Art Gallery A selection of work by Lesley Charnock and Helen van Stolk, Open 7 days a week, Newlands, C. 0824241033, email@example.com, www. lesleycharnock.com
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Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery Dealers in Contemporary South African Fine Art (& the Old Masters) and picture framing. 114 Kendal Rd, Eversdal, Durbanville, 7550 T. 021 975 1744 email@example.com www.artpro.co.za
Lutge Gallery We showcase South African antique furniture and architectural features as well as Allan Lutge’s table designs that are constructed in reclaimed indigenous woods, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4248448 or 021 788 8931, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. lutge.co.za Michaelis Galleries Michaelis Galleries allows visitors to the campus where they can view regular exhibitions by local and international artists. It also hosts an annual end-of-the-year exhibition of fourth-year student works, which has become a highlight of the South African arts calendar, T. 021 480 7170, email@example.com, www. michaelis.uct.ac.za/galleries/ Provenance Auction House September Auctions: Basement 7, Household sale, 16/09/2015, Interiors Catalogue sale 30/09/2015, T. 021 firstname.lastname@example.org. provenanceart.co.za/ Quincy’s Antiques Art and Collectables Art, Antiques, Curios & Gifts, Rondebosch, T. 021 6851986, email@example.com, Red! The Gallery Steenberg, Tokai, T. 021 7010886, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. redthegallery.co.za/
Red Room The art to live on top of the world with Robert Hodgins, Walter Battiss, Diane Victor, Wilma Cruise, Judith Mason and many more. Swing by and adventure through our oils, drawings, prints and sculpture. 62 Mount Rhodes Drive, Hout Bay 071 602 1908 www.redroomart.co.za
Rose Korber Art No formal exhibition in September, but ongoing selection of works available through Rose Korber, Artists include William Kentridge, Willie Bester, Sam Nhlengethwa, Richard Smith, Deborah Bell, Claudette Schreuders, Lyndi Sales, JP Meyer, Robert Slingsby, Beezy Bailey, Norman Catherine, and hand-made beaded necklaces by Gordon Radowsky. Call Unati Silinga at Provenance Art, 8 Vrede Street, (0ff Hatfield Street), Gardens (Tel: 021 - 4618009; e-mail: email@example.com), 8 Vrede Street, Gardens, off Hatfield Street, T. 021 4330957, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rosekorberart.com Ryno Swart Art Gallery Venice 2015, 12 days of painting in the city of dreams under the expert guidance of Ryno Swart, 19/10/2015 until 31/10/2015, Simon’s Town, T. 021 7863975, email@example.com, www.artistvision.org
Salon Ninety One in association with Gallery 2: Every Idle Word: 19 September - 10 October 2015 A solo exhibition by Paul Senyol. Gallery 2, 140 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood 011-447-0155/98 firstname.lastname@example.org www.salon91.co.za
Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection Everyday Eden 16 September - 10 October 2015 A solo exhibition by Kirsten Beets presented by Salon Ninety One 91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town 021-424-6930 email@example.com www.salon91.co.za
Sanlam Art Gallery Permanent collection of South African art and a large exhibition space, Bellville, T. 021 9473359, Stefan.Hundt@ sanlam.co.za, www.sanlam.co.za SMAC Art Gallery CT, Surface Light, Peter Eastman, 23/07/2015 until 03/09/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4225100, info@smacgallery. com, www.smacgallery.com South African Jewish Museum The Voice of a Citizen – An Exhibition of Paintings by Arlene Amaler-Raviv, 12/08/2015 until 02/10/2015, Gardens, T. 021 4651546, gavin@ sajewishmuseum.co.za, www.sajewishmuseum. org.za/
South African Society of Artists SASA was founded to cater specifically to the practicing artist. We hold four exhibitions annually. All work at all four exhibitions is available for sale. Cape Town Central, T. 021 6718941, gchambers@mweb. co.za, www.sasa-artists.co.za StateoftheART Gallery Obsessed With Ourselves | A solo exhibition, Chris Denovan, 03/09/2015 until 19/09/2015, Cape Town CBD, T. 021 8014710, jennifer@stateoftheart-gallery. com, www.stateoftheart-gallery.com Stevenson Metamorphoses, Nandipha Mntambo, 03/09/2015 until 03/10/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stevenson. info/ Sulger-Buel Lovell Morning After Dark, David Lurie, 05/08/2015 until 31/10/2015 Narrators Jenna Burchell, 11/09/2015 until 13/09/2015, Portraits Victor Ekpuk, 29/09/2015 until 24/10/2015, Woodstock T. 021 4475918 email@example.com www.sulgerbuel-lovell.com/ The Studio Kalk Bay Soul Food, Donna McKellar, Harem, Marc Alexander, Andre Prinsloo, Dathini Mzayiya, Willie v Rensburg, Karin Lijnes, Marcelle Sprong and more, until 09/09/2015, Kalk Bay, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. thestudiokalkbay.co.za The AVA Gallery Cape Town’s oldest non-profit, members based, public benefit organisation and art Gallery, showcasing contemporary South African Art in all media, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436, email@example.com, www.ava.co.za The Cape Gallery Alternative Histories: An exhibition of etchings and works on paper, Judy Woodborne, 03/09/2015 until 19/09/2015, Cape Town, T. 021 4235309, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.capegallery.co.za The Framery Art Gallery This vibrant and friendly 20 year old gallery in metropolitan Sea point have a permanent exhibition. Expert picture framing done on our premises. Painting and mosaic by Marcelino Manhula, Ronald Muchatuta, Loyiso Mkize, Fikile Mqayi, Elizabeth Robertson, Elizabeth Wood, Tatyana Binovska, Stuart ValentineRambridge, Richard Pike, among others, Sea Point, T. 021 434 5022, debbiegrewe@gmail. com, www.theframeryartgallery.tripod.com/ framery/index.html The Framing Place Conservation framing, framing of art, Block mounting and Block frames. Observatory, T. 021 4473988, info@ framingplace.co.za UCT Irma Stern Museum Portrait 100: Sanlam Portrait Exhibition, An exhibition of 30 of the 100 works selected at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery for the Sanlam Portrait Award 2015, 29/08/2015 until 26/09/2015, Rosebank, T. 021 6855686, email@example.com, www. irmasternmuseum.org.za Wall Art Gallery Figure and Ground: A selection of paintings by leading South African artists, Walter Battiss, Christo Coetzee, Peter Clarke, Gerard Sekoto, Dumile Feni, Robert Hodgins, Cecil Skotnes and Norman Catherine, Currently showing, V & A Waterfront, T. 021 418 1953, firstname.lastname@example.org , www.wallsaart.co.za What if the World Gallery New Works by Lyndi Sales, 19/09/15 until 24/10/15 Tophies, Michael Taylor 19/09/15 until 24/10/15 Woodstock, Cape Town T. 021 4472376info@ whatiftheworld.com www.whatiftheworld.com
Bot River De Geheime Botrivier Afrozai Introductory Exhibition, Evets approaches Bonzai from an African perspective. Planting South African and looking at alternatives for the Bonzai pot. Couple that with a forty year old African Carved Figurine Collection and you have a curious mix. In memoriam: The art of Gerald McCann. we honour your legacy of preservation and beauty. Some of his last works on display, 01/09/2015 until 15/10/2015, Botrivier Hotel, Main Road, C. 0823484539, email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org, Peter Clarke, Icarus Cape Town SA Print Gallery Latest addition to the South African Print Gallery Blue Chip Portfolio: Peter Clarke, Icarus 109 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock www.printgallery.co.za, Tel 021 4626851
De Rust Portal Gallery Selected contemporary artists, including Carl Becker, JP Meyer, Estelle Marais, Diane McLean and Hermann Niebuhr. Gallery hours flexible. De Rust, T. 082 2976977, art@art. co.za, www.art.co.za
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Fluxus. 09 September 2015 - 09 October 2015
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Art in the Yard Local and international artists: Alexandra Spyratos, Vanessa Berlein, Frans Smit, Chris Denovan, Lindsay Patton, Varenka Paschke and Mark Hilltout. Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280, email@example.com, www.artintheyard.co.za EBONY Franschhoek We are proudly showing recent acquisitions by a selection of classic SA Masters including Simon Stone, Gordon Vorster, Peter Dean, and others. Contemporary works by Joan Peeters, Hugh Byrne, Marlene von Durckheim, Ashleigh Olsen, Caroline Gibello, Kufa Makwavarara, Grace Kotze, Lars Fischedick and more on display as well as our signature mix of fantastic South African craft and design. Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, gernot@ ebonydesign.co.za, www.ebonydesign.co.za IS Art Proclamation/Proklameer, An exhibition of paintings by MJ Lourens and sculpture by Ruhan Jansen van Vuuren, 29/08/2015 until 27/09/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762071, firstname.lastname@example.org Makiwa Gallery Fine South African Art for discerning art collector, Makiwa Gallery, Umhlanga Rocks, now recently expanded to Franschhoek, Western Cape by renowned artist Makiwa Mutomba. Open everyday 9:30am-5:30pm, Makiwa Mutomba, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Carla Bosch, Elbe van Rooyen, Ian Hertslet, Isabelle le Roux, Kobus Nel, Marlien van Heerden, Nicole Pletts, Llewellyn Owen Davies, Roelof Rossouw, Ruth Brunskill, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rogatschnig, Tony de Freitas & Willy Reekmans, 01/09/2015 unti 30/09/2015, Franschoek, T. 021 876 2600, infofk@ makiwagalleries.com, www.makiwagalleries.com/ about-makiwa-gallery-franschhoek The Gallery at Grande Provence Signature, Group exhibition, 12/09/2015 until 04/10/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 876 8630, gallery@ grandeprovence.co.za, www.grandeprovence. co.za/franschhoek-news-and-events/gallerynews.html
Crouse Art Gallery Various Artists, Christiaan Nice, Makiwa, Maria, Walter Meyer, Gerrit Roon, Anton Benzon, Ella, Este Mostert, Charmain Eastment, Diane Erasmus, Bea, Carla Bosch, Daily 08h00 to 18h00, George, T. 044 8870361, suzette.crouse@ telkomsa.net, www.artdealers.co.za Wonki Ware Di Marshall pottery. South African Dinnerware and Table Accessories. George, T. 044 8841883, email@example.com, www. wonkiware.co.za
ArtKaroo Fine Art by artists from the Karoo, Oudtshoorn, T. 044 2791093, janet@artkaroo. co.za, www.artkaroo.co.za
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The White House Venue & Theatre Exhibition venue, Plettenberg bay, T. 044 5332010, caitlin@ whg.co.za, www.whitehousevenue.co.za
The La Motte Museum Offers a cultural-historical experience featuring the estate’s history and architecture. Current exhibitions: Heritage collection of South African old master, JH Pierneef and Thoughtful Journey – a celebration of female artists. Experiences: Historic Walk – Wednesdays & Sculpture Walk – Thursdays (10:00-11:00 bookings essential) T 021 876 8850, E firstname.lastname@example.org, www.la-motte.com
The Shop at Grande Provence Collection of works, Fine tribal African Art and Jewellery by Ilse Malan, Ongoing, Grande Provence Estate, T. 021 8768630, email@example.com, www.grandeprovence.co.za/gallery-and-artfranschhoek/The-Shop.html
Art@39Long Great Brakriver Muse Fest. Andrew van der Merwe & Dillon Marsh: Land Art through Calligraphy and Photography. Art Auction of work donated by artists in and around GB for Tourism Initiative, More on www.musefest.co.za, Great Brak River, C. 0825763338, artat39long@gmail. com, www.39long.gallery
Riebeek Kasteel - The Gallery Situated in the picturesque Riebeek Valley, only an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The Gallery features an eclectic mix of contemporary paintings, etchings and ceramics. Curator, Astrid McLeod, Riebeck Kasteel, C. 0836533697, astridmcleod@mweb. co.za, www.galleryriebeek.co.za/”
Rupert Museum JH Pierneef’s Johannesburg Station Panels - considered to mark the high point of his career. Twenty-eight panels are of landscapes and the remaining four of indigenous trees, Stellenbosch, T. 021 888 3344, deh@ remgro.com, www.rupertmuseum.org Sasol Art Museum Morning After Dark, David Lurie, 05/08/2015 until 31/10/2015, The Red Ribbon In The Time Of Aids, David Goldblatt, 07/07/2015 until 18/12/2015, Stellenbosch T. 021 808 3690 UW2@sun.ac.za Slee Gallery Available works by Johann Slee, Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 3385, gallery@slee. co.za, www.slee.co.za/gallery SMAC Art Gallery Infinite Loop, Kate Gottgens, 01/08/2015 until 19/09/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 3607, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com, www.smacgallery.com Stellenbosch Art Gallery You are welcome to our gallery in picturesque Stellenbosch where an extensive selection of paintings, sculpture, handmade glass and ceramics by selected Western Cape artists are on offer to the discerning buyer, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8283489, mjg@ kingsley.co.za, www.stellenboschartgallery.co.za Art at Tokara Harbinger - an exhibition with the character of a considered, private collection. As ‘a messenger bringing news of the future’, Harbinger heralds a change in approach to Art at Tokara, William Kentridge with Marguerite Stephens, Walter Oltmann, Owusu-Ankomah, Regi Bardavid, Cassandra Wilmot, Colijn Strydom, Claire Gavronsky, Guy du Toit, Johann Moolman and Gerhard Marx, 06/07/2015 until 16/09/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 011 788 0820, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.juliameintjes. co.za US Art Gallery University of Stellenbosch Museum in association with Sulger-Buel Lovell, Morning After Dark | David Lurie, 05/08/2015 until 31/10/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 808 3489, email@example.com, www.blogs.sun.ac.za/ kunsgalery/about/ D-Street Gallery Remnants of Place, A group exhibition featuring: Ingrid Winterbach, Ashley Walters, Cobus van Bosch, Strijdom van der Merwe, Ellalou O`Meara, Annelie Venter, Jeanne Breedt and Sharle Matthews. Also introducing Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen as the artist in residence in the gallery, 24/09/2015, Stellenbsoch, T. 021 8832337, info@ dstreetgallery.com, www.dstreetgallery.com
Dante’ Art & Decor New Nicole Pletts. Always in demand, come and check out her new pieces before they go!, Somerset West, T. 021 8518142, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.danteartgallery. co.za/index.php Liebrecht Gallery A custom built fine art gallery in the CBD of Somerset West, Somerset West, T. 021 8528030, email@example.com, www. liebrechtgallery.com
Beatrix Bosch Studio Beatrix Bosch artworks now on permanent display at the Wilderness Hotel, Garden Route, Wilderness, T. 044 8770585, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. beatrixbosch.co.za
Paarl Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. Paarl, T. 021 8725030, email@example.com, www. houtstreetgallery.co.za
Prince Albert Prince Albert Gallery Established in 2003, the gallery always has an eclectic mic of art on display. Prince Albert, T. 023 5411057, karoogallery@ intekom.co.za, www.princealbertgallery.co.za/
Hermanus Abalone Gallery Encounters and Treasures, Group exhibition, 02/09/2015 until 15/10/2015, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935 , art@abalonegallery. co.za, www.abalonegallery.co.za Rossouw Modern Art Gallery Group Exhibition - Local Artists, Bastiaan van Stenis, Hugo Maritz, Stuart Dods, Jono Dry, Adriaan S. de Lange and Floris van Zyl , 01/09/2015 until 25/09/2015 Space 5933 Miles, Nicole Pletts, 04/09/2015 until 07/09/2015, Hermanus, T. 028 313 2222, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. rossouwmodern.com Willie Botha Sculpture Gallery Permanent Exhibition of sculptures by Willie Botha and paintings by Charmaine de Jongh Gelderblom, Hermanus, T. 028 3132304, decolite@mweb. co.za, www.williebothasculptures.com
Knysna Knysna Fine Art Recent works by Gary Stephens, Lucinda Mudge and Marinda du Toit, 01/09/2015 until 30/09/2015, A Different Drummer 01/09/2015 until 30/09/2015, We Never Dreamt of Seas photographic exhibition, Krisjan Rossouw, 01/09/2015 until 30/09/2015, Thesen House T. 044 382 5107gallery@finearts. co.za www.finearts.co.za Elliott Art Gallery Special Winter Season Exhibition @ The Knysna Log Inn Hotel, Dale and Mel Elliott, All year round, Knysna, Garden Route, T. 028 840 2927, email@example.com, www. elliottartonline.wordpress.com
Langebaan Bay Gallery Spring is in the Air at Bay Gallery, Art in the Heart of Langebaan. Joan Schrauwen, Sandy Diogo, Sandy Esau, Thea Darlow, Michele Batchelder and more! Vibrant and uplifting paintings by these talented artists, Langebaan, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.baygallery.co.za the ART SQUARE studio/gallery The ART SQUARE offers a creative and social platform where the artist and public can meet. Solo Exhibitions every last Thursday of the month. West Coast hospitality - everyone welcome, Langebaan, email@example.com, www. facebook.com/ThePumpkinHouse
Theo Paul Vorster, Tightrope, 30x40cm Prince Albert SA Print Gallery Selection of new hand coloured Linocuts by Theo Paul Vorster www.printgallery.co.za firstname.lastname@example.org Cell 0837492719
Stellenbosch Oude Libertas Gallery The gallery is open to the public free of charge. New exhibitions every six weeks. Stellenbosch, c/o Adam Tas and Libertas roads, T. 021 8098412, oudelibertasgallery@ gmail.com, www.oudelibertas.co.za
Villiersdorp The Dale Elliott Art Gallery Latest paintings by father/son combo professional artists Dale & Mel Elliott, Dale and Mel Elliott, All year round, Villiersdorp, Overberg, T. 028 840 2927, email@example.com, www.elliottartonline. wordpress.com
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OPENING OF KEMANG WA LEHURERE EXHIBITION AT NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM Photos: Basil Brady
1 Christo Noel Booth, Zinziswa Zanele Mavuso, Thembelihle Masiza, Nompumezo Gubevu & Pheel Leap Phantasticly 2 Jonathan van der Walt & Sarah Walmsley 3 Erik Barnard & Dian van Dijk
JACO COETZEE EXHIBITION AT LIEBRECHT GALLERY Photos: Avril Gardiner
4 Artists Jaco Coetzee & Rachelle Hugo 5 Jaco Coetzee & Daniel Franks explaining why pancakes help combat heart disease, and increase vital drives
OPENING OF ARLENE AMALER-RAVIV’S EXHIBITION AT THE SA JEWISH MUSEUM Photos: Michaela Irving
6 Michaela Limberis, Megan McNamara & Kelly Johnson 7 Willem Boshoff, Bobbie Fitchen & Felicity Hartley 8 Arlene Amaler-Raviv with her parents Doris and Denis Amaler
OPENING OF KIM WESSEL’S EXHIBITION AT ARTSPACE DURBAN Photo: artSPACE Durban
9 Alyson Camp, Wendy Rudd, Kim Wessels & Linda Stewart
FIRST THURSDAYS CAPE TOWN
Photos: Michaela Irving
10 Johnson Tsoku Maela with his work at 99 Loop Gallery 11 Sharleen Hollick, Jean-Jacques Rossouw & Michaela Young at Jan Royce Gallery 12 Thuli Gamedze with her work The revolution will not be televised at Art Meets Camera pop-up exhibition
OPENING OF ROOFTOP VII: THE INNER CHILD AT ST LORIENT FASHION & ART GALLERY Photos: St Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery
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Artist Michelle le Grange Francois Venter and Yannis John Generalis Artist Kgotso Pati Androula Ladikos with Lucy Anastasiadis Artist Marke Meyer with his work Lucy Anastasiadis of St Lorient, with Unisa Curator Bongani Mkhonza 19 Batlile Ngcobo (Gallery Assistant) with his mother
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Beirut Art Fair | Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center 17 - 20 September 2015
Masterpieces from the Hermitage International 31 July – 28 November 2015
Beirut Art Fair established itself on the international artistic scene in 2010. In tune with the centres of interest of international collectors, the fair displays the creation of the ME.NA. SA. region (Middle East, North Africa, South & South East Asia), in its wide diversity. Around fifty international modern and contemporary art and design galleries will be represented.
| The National Gallery of Victoria
Catherine the Great’s reign from 1762 to 1796 was known as the golden age and is remembered for her exceptional patronage of the arts, literature and education. This exhibition features over 400 works from her personal collection, including works by Rembrandt, Velasquez, Rubens, Titian, Van Dyck, Snyders, Teniers and Hals.
EDINBURGH Roy Lichtenstein | Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 14 March 2015 - 10 January 2016 This extensive, free exhibition of Lichtenstein’s work – including In The Car and The Melody Haunts My Reverie – is certain to draw crowds. This is due, in part, to the enduring appeal of the pop artist’s witty and groundbreaking screenprints.
NEW YORK Pierre Huyghe: The Roof Garden Commission | Metropolitan Museum of Art 12 May – 1 November 2015 A massive fish tank on the roof of the Met is the big draw for this year’s Roof Garden Commission. In it floats a boulder of lava, around which lampreys and tadpole shrimp swim. Elsewhere on the roof, paving stones have been upturned, as if under construction, and a boulder of Manhattan schist has been installed, an allusion to the rock on which the skyscrapers off in the distance are built.
ISTANBUL 14th Istanbul Biennial | Various Locations 5 September - 1 November 2015 1500 works by over 80 participants from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America, are to be displayed in over 30 venues, including museums, boats, hotels, garages, gardens, schools, shops and private homes. An artwork of special interest is a new multichannel installation by William Kentridge inspired by Trostky’s passage through Turkey.
PARIS Fragonard in Love | Musée du Luxembourg 16 September 2015 - 24 January 2016 Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was a major figure in French painting during the 18th century. Considered a painter of frivolities, he also excelled in the fields of history, genre and landscape painting. During your visit to the exhibition, you will see paintings, drawings and illustrated works that highlight the theme of ‘love’.
SOURCES: » http://www.menasart-fair.com/ » http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jan/15/top-10-must-see-art-exhibitions-europe-citybreaks-amsterdam-berlin-london » http://universes-in-universe.org/eng/bien/istanbul_biennial/2015 » http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Exhibitions/Art/Pages/5c9ca0bc-45d0-462f-b3526dcd5f6ec1bd.aspx » http://www.nycgo.com/artcalendar » http://en.parisinfo.com/paris-show-exhibition/136580/fragonard-amoureux-exhibition
Nushin Elahi’s London Letter read more at london-letter.com Just how did the swinging Sophiatown turn into today’s miserable suburb of Triomf? What made this hub of black intellectuals and artists such a target for the Apartheid regime? Capturing all its pulsating energy, William Kentridge uses his own designs from the Market Theatre play Sophiatown! as a backdrop for his compelling film, made with Angus Gibson, Freedom Square and Back of the Moon. Neatly bookending a season of South African films shown recently at the Tate Modern was Kentridge’s vision of this sizzling creative hotspot and a film by Penny Siopis where she conjures up in vintage home movies the little known world of the British ex-pat, David Pratt, who shot Verwoerd at point blank range in the face at the Rand Easter Show in 1960, on the eve of the inauguration of the Republic of South Africa. Modern Arts Projects South Africa was behind this SA-UK collaboration which resulted in a weekend entitled The Film will Always be You: South African Artists on Screen where the artists engaged with the audience. It was jointly curated by Abrie Fourie and the Tate Modern. Subjects ranged from a desperately poignant take on the vicious prejudice suffered by African lesbians, to doodles with recycling, strange aliens, Neville Gabie’s wistful land art which sees him on a melting block of ice in the Karoo and Johan Thom’s delightfully dark sniff at a little white powder called OMO. This season was part of the Tate’s ongoing dedication to other art forms besides the visual arts. Africa is also in focus at the Saatchi Gallery with its second season of Pangaea II: New Art From Africa And Latin America (until 6 Sept). This showproves more disappointing than the first, which contained enough strong artists to grab your attention despite its general lack of curatorial focus. The loudest work isn’t always what makes you look twice, and there are a lot of wildly colourful and often just wild images. Despite that, there are artists that draw you into their world: from West Africa again, Boris Nzebo’s deceptively simple paintings of intricate ladies’ hairdos against cityscapes; Ethiopian artist Ephrem Solomon’s tender woodcuts of rather stiff people, some tiny, some larger; the wall of skulls that look like ants from Colombian artist Rafael Gómezbarros which still shocks. Caribbean artist Jean-François Boclé has assembled 97 000 blue plastic bags in his work, Everything Must Go, which fills an entire room, apparently about colonialisation, but certainly also a comment on the sheer volume of waste we are tossing overboard. Header: Saatchi Gallery Pangea II - Boris Nzebo’s Down Town (2013). Photo: Nushin Elahi Top: William Kentridge and Angus Gibson, Still from: Freedom Square and Back of the Moon (1986), produced by the Free Filmmakers Co-operative. Courtesy of the artists, Johannesburg
Middle, top: Neville Gabie, Experiments in Black & White XIII (2014). Courtesy of the artist, Strout and Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London.
Middle, bottom: Saatchi Gallery Pangea II – Installation shot with Jorge Mayet’s Imaginary Tree. Photo: Nushin Elahi
Bottom: Saatchi Gallery Pangea II – Jean-François Boclé’s Everything Must Go (2014). Photo: Nushin Elahi
It’s hard to figure which are the gallery visitors and which are the waxwork models in the Serpentine Sackler Gallery show, Duane Hanson (until 13 Sept). Kids sit and play, workmen paint, clean and sit on scaffolding while people gawp at these lifelike figures. It takes you a second to figure that some of the viewers are waxworks themselves. Duane Hanson is an American artist whose ability to capture the ‘warts and all’ of life holds a startling mirror to all of us. These are not celebrity lookalikes, but images of America’s working classes, including one of the artist himself.
Top: Duane Hanson; Installation view, Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Image © John Offenbach Middle, top: Duane Hanson; Installation view, Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Image © John Offenbach Middle, bottom: Saatchi Gallery Pangea II – Ephrem Solomon’s The Unknown Lady (2013). Photo: Nushin Elahi
Bottom: Saatchi Gallery Pangea II – Rafael Gómezbarros’ Casa Tombada (2013). Photo: Nushin Elahi
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Desirable Makamo up for Auction An important work by Nelson Makamo, one of South Africa’s most internationally watched contemporary artists, will be auctioned at the Stephan Welz & Co. Fine Arts & Collectable Sale in Cape Town, Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October 2015. Makamo, whose charcoal works are inspired by African youth, has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in South Africa, France, Italy, the US, Netherlands and Scotland, and his works will be on show at Frieze London in October 2015. “So Full of Youth- Not Yet Abused By Time, which is valued at R150 000 – R200 000, is the most important work from this artist to come to auction,” said Gary Shean, Head of the Paintings Department at Stephan Welz & Co. in Cape Town. “The timing of the sale of this large work (200cm x 141cm) – sandwiched between his well-received 2014 solo show at Everard Read Johannesburg and his upcoming participation at Frieze, one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs – makes this work extremely relevant and desirable.” Born in a small town in Limpopo province in 1982, Makamo moved to Johannesburg to join the Artist Proof Studio in 2003. He has since lived and worked in Johannesburg. His first solo exhibition, Walk with Me, was held at the Obert Contemporary Gallery in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. His most notable group exhibition was alongside established South African artists in Ten Years of Printmaking: David Krut Print Studio, in 2006. Invited artists included David Koloane, Colbert Mashile, Deborah Bell and William Kentridge. Another highly collectable black artist is sculptor Ezrom Legae, who died in 1999. “Legae is an important sculptor of the same calibre as Sydney Kumalo and Dumili Feni, and his work is steadily increasing in value. Recently, a Legae work sold for just under R700 000 in Johannesburg,” said Shean. Legae’s bronze Head, which will go under the hammer at the October auction, has an estimated value of R600 000 – R800 000. Legae studied under Cecil Skotnes and Sydney Kumalo at the Polly Street and Jubilee Art Centres in Johannesburg in the late 50s and early 60s. Pierneef by the Sea? Most people think Bushveldt when they think of Jacob Pierneef, yet it is precisely this association which makes works like his Cottages near Struisbaai so valuable. “It’s the unusual subject matter that will heighten interest in this particular painting, which is valued at R600 000 – R800 000,” said Shean, who references the 2010 sale of Pierneef’s Fishermans’ Cottages Near Struisbaai for R1.7 million as evidence. Cape Town was home to artist Peter Clarke, considered one of South Africa’s most important black artists and whose works have recently been on the upswing. Last year, Stephan Welz & Co. sold Clark’s Landscape with Sheep for R795 760. On auction this October is Lovers, which shows a local couple in embrace. It is valued at R70 000 – R90 000. Other significant works to be auctioned include Maggie Laubser’s Portrait of a Young Woman Seated in a Chair, valued at R250 000 – R350 000 and Anton van Wouw’s bronze, The Bushman Hunter, which has an estimated value of R350 000 – R450 000.
The auction will take place in The Great Cellar, Alphen Estate, Alphen Drive, Constantia on Tuesday 20 October and Wednesday 21 October 2015. Pre-auction viewing is open to the public from Wednesday 14 October to Sunday 18 October, 10am – 5pm. Catalogues will be available from both the Cape Town and Johannesburg offices as well as the Stephan Welz & Co. website www.stephanwelzandco. co.za. Anyone who can’t attend the auction in person can bid for pieces online via www.the-saleroom.com, a leading portal for live art and antiques auctions. Users of the website can search catalogues and place their bids over the internet in real-time, with live audio and video from the auction room.
Nelson Makamo, So Full of Youth- Not Yet Abused by Time, valued at R150 000 – R200 000
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Keith Joubert Paul Sekete Norman Catherine William Kentridge Karin Preller Deborah Bell Maurice van Essche Fleur Ferri Gordon Vorster JH Pierneef Hugo Naude Diane Victor Cyprian Shilakoe David Goldblatt Philemon Hlungwani
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Spectacular Siopis at Strauss’ October Auction Strauss & Co’s forthcoming auction of Important South African and International Art, Furniture, Decorative Arts and Jewellery takes place in Cape Town on 12 October 2015 and features the works of major artists such as Irma Stern, JH Pierneef, Erik Laubscher, Walter Battiss, Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge, Athi-Patra Ruga and Mohau Modisakeng as well as a selection of works from the historical Rodwell House in St James, Cape Town. One of the highlights, Hunting and Nature Scene, (estimates R800 000 – 1 200 000) a large scale triptych by Penny Siopis, is amongst the finest examples of her pastel drawings produced in the 1980s. Selected for the prestigious Standard Bank National Drawing Competition in 1987, it was exhibited at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and toured major South African museums. Siopis began working in pastels during her sojourn in Paris in 1986 after being awarded the inaugural Volkskas Atelier Award for her major opus Melancholia which allowed her to live and work at the Cité Internationale des Arts. Paris offered the artist the opportunity to immerse herself in the art of Europe through regular visits to museums and so deepen her longstanding interest in women’s subjectivity and the type of art historical representations referenced in Melancholia. But Siopis found it impossible for practical reasons to work in the impasto technique of oil paint in Paris, and so shifted her medium to pastel. She was attracted to the vibrant colours and distinctive materiality of her new medium which she had never used before. The title Hunting and Nature Scene reflects Siopis’ interest in the conventions of
representation in art historical paintings where women are unproblematically depicted as nature alongside animals and plants. She challenged these ideas by subtly disrupting the naturalistic form of their depiction through an emphasis on artifice, exaggerated Baroque perspective with strong diagonals, highly charged colour and a theatrical staging of figures and objects. Although Siopis challenges these representations she also recognises her own part in them and reflects this through the inclusion of two self-portraits set in the middle ground of the highly complex composition. The curtain occupies the upper section of the composition and leads the viewer’s eyes along its cascading and dramatic form across the whole drawing. Curtains are a common motif in Siopis’ work used to ‘set the scene’, create drama and to suggest that this is the stage for all the characters in the drawing to act out their role. The fabric is drawn into a large knot suggesting suppressed emotions – evidence of an undertone of tension and control throughout the drawing. The foreground comprises a strong white diagonal, a table which extends across all three panels. It displays organic objects and a baroque sculpture that is dramatically centred, its upper part obscured by the curtain. On the table is a dead rabbit, a reference Siopis has used in many works, the primary drawing being made in Paris. There is a mention of this rabbit in her interview with William Kentridge in Time and Again in which Kentridge remembers visiting Siopis at the Cité and his daughter being intrigued by the specimen that Siopis kept in the fridge. There is a curious disconnect between the figures represented, as if they are all in their
own worlds. On the extreme left is a man of indeterminate race. With arms folded he appears to be witnessing the events. Is he a spectator or an active agent? His eyes are not visible so the exact point of his stare is unclear adding more ambiguity to the whole scene. The creases in his white shirt’s sleeve are echoed in the white lilies and the white curtain that cuts across the upper part of the composition. Linking this drawing to Siopis’ painting Melancholia not only serves chronology or context, but also highlights the similarities between the two works though their medium, scale and format differ. Both are incredibly rich in colour and form and seem to be set in an infinite space, a studio with no end in sight. However, in some areas of the painting Melancholia, form is created by the physicality of thick paint, whereas in this drawing the colour shapes the form. Here the artist shows her full set of skills and control over multiple mediums to create dramatic evocative images – a point reiterated time and again across her three decade long career.
Auction in Cape Town Monday 12 October 2015 The Vineyard Hotel, Conference Centre, Newlands Enquiries: +27 (0) 21 683 6560 Contact numbers during viewing and auction: mobile +27 (0) 78 044 8185 Fax +27 (0) 21 683 6085 Catalogues can be viewed online or purchased from our offices in September (R120). www.straussart.co.za
Penelope Siopis, Hunting and Nature Scene, signed, 1987, pastel, 69 by 99cm (x 3), Estimate R800 000 – 1 200 000
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considered for membership. Membership is recognition of their specialised experience and contribution to the South African art industry. The Art Times interviewed one of SAADA’s key members:
JOÃO FERREIRA Art has been in João Ferreira’s trade for more than 20 years and although he closed his exhibiting gallery in 2010, he continues to work closely with both established and emerging artists. Now that he is no longer involved in the ins-and-outs of exhibitions, his energies are wholly focused on collections and collecting. Through connoisseurship and a continued cultivation of collectors’ enthusiasms, he is able to establish new collections and enhance existing ones. AT: How did you become passionate about antiques, art and design? JF: Oddly enough, my career as a marine engineer (in the early 80’s) first piqued my interest in art and design. My travels through Europe and the Mediterranean fostered a great love for aesthetics and my passion was further sparked when I discovered the potential for a contemporary art market here in South Africa. The art scene was at its most nascent and I opened the first contemporary gallery in the city center – what came to be a dominant driving
force in the development of the South African contemporary art world. I began exploring artists I liked, hitting on the emerging talents of then little-known figures and working alongside them as their careers evolved. This evolution ever-present in the art scene - is what has sustained my passion. AT: What excites you most about this industry? JF: The continuous change whether evinced in the enhancement of a particular collection, the development in an artist’s career, or the wavering enthusiasms for a particular style or medium. Another interesting (and exciting) challenge I have found over the years is the almost contradictory nature of curating - both for galleries and private collections. The curatorial process is for me, the creation of a framework within which things can happen freely: a structure allowing for free-flowing movement. AT: How have you witnessed this industry develop over the years? JF: An art market once centered around three small galleries in Cape Town where deals were brokered over Saturday morning coffees, has developed into a thriving industry abuzz with new artists, new galleries, and new dialogue. In the past, the driving force of the art world was a handful of power-centric cities - New York, London - but it is now far more diverse. The most powerful change is electronic information – the ability to show images anywhere, almost instantly. AT: How does the antiques, art and design industry in South Africa currently compare with overseas markets? JF: By international standards, we are still a fledgling market. But it is just this, which makes the South African art industry so very exciting. The emerging, yet-to-mature aspect welcomes the newcomer and creates an accessible market with enormous room for growth. AT: Do you have any investment / buying tips for our readers? JF: Look, look, look. An enquiring mind is one of the greatest aids when deciding on an artwork. Constant
exposure (through galleries, museums, art fairs) is vital to a refined aesthetic sensibility – and this is vital to any worthwhile acquisition. Don’t be afraid to question. The art scene is notoriously intimidating, but equipping yourself with knowledge is essential. Token works by established artists may seem a sensible choice. I however, am much more excited by new techniques and unfamiliar styles.
JOHANNESBURG EXPO Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th October 2015 At The Wanderers Club, 21 North Road, Illovo, Johannesburg 10am to 6pm daily R100.00 per person Tickets available at the door GALA OPENING: Thursday 1st October 2015 6PM – 9PM R150.00 per person Book online on www.saada.co.za DELICIOUS DESIGN: Friday 2nd October 2015 10.00: All day access to SAADA Jhb Expo 11.30: Exclusive entrance to Jeremy Du Mughn’s “The Bear, the Clam & the Swan” 20th century Design presentation. 13.00: Artisan lunch paired with Steenburg bubbly 14.30: ‘Design through Time’ walk-through with SAADA CEO Paul Mrkusic. R220.00 per person Book online on www.saada.co.za For tickets to the Gala Opening or Delicious Design, visit SAADA’s website: www.saada.co.za call +27 (0)11 880 0815 or email admin@saada. co.za
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The South African Antique, Art and Design Association Expo - Joburg 2 – 4 October 2015 “Fresh, playful and accessible” – perhaps these are not adjectives you would usually associate with antiques. Intimately engaged with veritable treasure troves of history, the dealers of SAADA (South African Antique Art and Design Association), would very likely disagree. They may appear to deal in centuries-old antiques, vintage objects of design, and contemporary works of art, but their real currency is in stories. Each item has an intricate history, and a personality waiting to be discovered. The upcoming SAADA expo is an opportunity for collectors to search for these stories and special treasures. Items on display will appeal to veteran and new-generation collectors, as well as anyone looking for decorative investment items. It will be bigger and better than ever, with twenty premier accredited antique, art and design dealers revealing only their finest selection. Visitors to the expo stand the chance to win a two-night stay at Tintswalo Atlantic valued at R18 740. Every item on display at the expo is vetted to the highest quality is maintained. However, this year, SAADA will have one item on display that does not qualify to be there. Find out which item is a fake and enter your details on the entry form provided at the expo. The winner will be drawn at 6pm on the 4th of October. Treasure-hunters can peruse through collections at leisure and meet top clients in the know at the opening gala on the 1st of October. The trendy cocktail event promises an evening of live music, delectable canapés, complimentary wine and Steenberg MCC. SAADA also presents Delicious Design on the 2nd of October, which includes a talk by Jeremy Du Mughn, specialist dealer and design thought leader, an artisan lunch, complimentary Steenberg MCC, goodie bags, and much more. In addition to this, SAADA’s CEO, Paul Mrkusic will lead a guided walk through the expo giving informative insights into each collection. The Art Times was recently afforded the opportunity to ask Mrkusic about SAADA and a little bit more about the upcoming expo:
CEO of SAADA, Paul Mrkusic AT: In your own words, what else can visitors expect to discover at the expo? PM: There is a layering of history and the contemporary with regard to the evolution of design that is exciting, bold and thought-provoking. And with price points from R200 to R1 000 and all the way up to R2 million and above, there is something for everyone: from the novice to the serious collector. AT: What is the importance of expos like this to the antiques, art and design industry? PM: We’ve found th at our market has a new demographic, a hip, socially mobile sector that is thirsty for the story each item tells, as well as the histories our dealers can share. These buyers want to experience the smell of things, the way they feel, where they’ve been, and hear the anecdotes behind each piece, and they love to interact on a personal level with the dealers. AT: What role does SAADA play in the industry for both members and clients? PM: SAADA plays a very important role. While the sellers and buyers of antiques enjoy the act of collecting, and the
BENEFITS OF BUYING FROM MEMBERS OF SAADA: 1. Assured authenticity of every purchase 2. Written guarantee upon request 3. Established dealers with expertise 4. Reputation of integrity and honourable trade ethics 5. All members trading activities regulated by a Code of Conduct 6. The oldest antique association in South Africa. Established in 1963 7. Maintaining the antique industry within South Africa 8. A member of CINOA (Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Œuvres d’Art) All SAADA members are listed provincially on the SAADA website: www.saada.co.za
intrinsic beauty and history in each piece, there is a serious investment component that derives from these qualities. SAADA helps promote and regulate the industry for its member dealers, forming a trustworthy trade community, and it also helps assure the members of the public who buy from them. A relationship with a SAADA member gives the client confident access to the entire SAADA network. AT: How does the antiques, art and design industry in South Africa currently compare with overseas markets? PM: The industry compares very favourably with overseas markets. We use the fact that our market is small and contained to our advantage: our network consists of personalities whom we all know, enjoy and trust. Locally sourced items tend to be Anglo-Eurocentric in nature although by no means exclusively - and we have some real gems here that are able to hold their own in the international scene. On top of this we have a venerable heritage of locally produced and influenced antiquities that are distinctly and proudly South African. AT: How important is it to buy from trustworthy sources, such as SAADA members? PM: Integrity is everything: collectors have to love what they collect, but the ‘correct’ nature of each piece - how it was made, and how it has been restored, etc - is intrinsic to the very real investment potential thereof. And unless you have serious knowledge of your own, a SAADA member by your side is essential in this regard. Without one, entering the minefield of antique collecting would be like entering a courtroom without a lawyer! 2015 marks fifty-two years since SAADA’s inauguration. Currently representing about fifty dealers nationally, SAADA association maintains standards similar to those of their UK equivalents in ensuring the probity of members and the quality of items they offer. Applicants wanting to join have to have been in business for at least three years before being
Header: The White House Gallery booth at a previous SAADA Expo. Opposite page: Top: Inside a previous SAADA Expo. Bottom, left: Robert Hodgins, Twin Cigars, 1999, Screenprint, Image size: 63 x 65 cm, Paper size: 70 x 70 cm, signed and dated lower right, Edition /45, Caversham Press. Bottom, right: Bureau de Cinéma Africain (Bianca Baldi and Bridget Baker), Act 1 : Aerolithe illusion (The Conjurer) (detail), 2014, CMYK Photo Lithograph, Image Size: 33cm x 48cm , Paper Size: 43cm x 58cm, Edition: 10/20.
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The Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery Art has the power to change the world Art as a universal language, is powerful in its simplicity, making it one of the most effective tools for communicating and effecting change. With this philosophy in mind, contemporary artist and cultural entrepreneur, Catherine Timotei announces the opening of her Cape Town art gallery in October 2015. At The Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery, work will be curated in the usual sense, by colour, light, sound, movement and space – but will ultimately respect the viewers’ construction of artistic meaning. In almost every other sense, Timotei aims to position her practice against the grain – almost entirely at odds with the existing art establishment, by ignoring unspoken rules dictating the industry. Her main concern is selling work by emerging talent; artists who have not come through the system and are not developed by major galleries – who essentially come out of nowhere. A small part of Timotei’s multifaceted strategy is to position the work of these artists alongside works by more established late-modern, postmodern and contemporary artists. This is a strategic move, offering unestablished names the exposure and recognition they deserve. In recent years, the display of emerging talent has seen a significant shift from the physical space of the gallery to virtual space of the internet. The Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery will make use of both spaces to maximize exposure for represented artists. Although traditional gallery spaces are losing traction to their digital counterparts, Timotei sees an intrinsic importance in the traditional gallery space. She states: “I am an evolutionist and I embrace technology and integrate it within my existence to empower myself; on the
other hand I believe that a physical gallery space is still necessary in addition of having a presence online. In fact, a physical location is imperative for those clients who wish to view the artwork and verify provenance, rather than viewing high resolution pictures online. A physical presence also adds to the verification process for those online buyers who are not able to visit the gallery and who require authentication of the artwork’s existence before they invest.” The usefulness of online gallery space, however, cannot be understated. The internet is ubiquitous, a profound mechanism for cultural distribution, which essentially changes the way we view and identify art. No longer limited by physical accessibility, we can now exhibit to a global audience. The more people see art, the more people are able to consume it and perhaps more importantly, are able relay to others what they see and enjoy. The Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery hopes to borrow from the recently developed concept of online auctioneering. Online auctions are successfully making buying and selling of investment pieces a hassle-free experience. The accessibility of online domains, coupled with an extended time-frame in which bids can be made, allow individuals ordinarily too busy to visit auction houses an opportunity to invest. Heightened activity is subsequently good for the artwork’s original seller/artist, potentially producing higher returns for artworks auctioned. Timotei elaborates on her strategy regarding online art sales: “I look at what is going on in the world. I look at and identify a movement, and I see micro-trends. I gather information, intelligence; bring my knowledge,
experience, and savoir faire with a flair to discover new talents; to distribute them to an audience that is as large as possible. I believe in the trading infrastructure of the market and I believe in inexpensive channels for art that allow it to get redistributed with great virility. The internet allows collectors to discuss work, to re-sell work and to make a profit. It helps them to enjoy investing in cultural products. The internet brings thousands of new participants into the collecting market, to the benefit of emerging artists all over the world. By investing in cultural production, in an efficient way and supporting young artists by buying their work, it gives buyers confidence that they can ultimately make more money from what they buy.” The Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery hopes to implement change not only on a socio-economic level, but also environmentally by adopting a ‘green’ business practice. 500 square metres of dynamic space Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery 4 Church Square, Corner Spin & Parliament St, Cape Town (1st floor) firstname.lastname@example.org davincigallery.co.za
Top and below: An artist’s impression of The Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery, filled with Catherine Timotei’s paintings Below left: Contemporary Artist and Cultural Entrepreneur, Catherine Timotei
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