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Concerning being me The prints of Marc Glaser (1936 – 2007) Polytechnic for Sculpture in London. In addition, he learned from such luminous South African artists as Lippy Lipshitz, Jean Welz, Erik Laubscher, and the master printer Katrine Harries. Looking at the subject matter of his art, however, one is more inclined to call him a pictor phantasticus because of his capricious, irrationally imagined world view and the multitude of fantastical figures that he puts on show for the viewer. By disguising the images borrowed from other artists and placing them in unexpected juxtapositions, however, Glaser fascinates, even confounds the viewer. To understand how he worked one needs to identify what he borrowed. Viewers can certainly explore the bizarre world of his pictures without knowing his models, but if they do, they will fail to appreciate the mesmerising creative process behind his inventions. His pictures evoke in us a desire to know what gave rise to them. We respond to the irrational ideas and images that Glaser presents as phenomena of reality, by attempting to locate their sources in order to relate them to our rational world. The many etchings with flower head figures in Glaser’s oeuvre, for example, might be traced back to a couple of things he mentions in his unpublished memoirs, written at the urging of his long-time friend, Nicole Georgiades, four months before his death on 18 August 2007. Glaser mentioned that he took English as a second major while studying art at Wits, and that he was most taken by William Blake’s famous poem, “The Sick Rose”. It is very likely that Glaser, the art student, would have been interested in Blake’s illustrated version of the poem with the image of a fully opened rose at the bottom of the page on which his poem was printed. Many of the flower head figures in Glaser’s etchings also have a fully open crown as head. Wilhelm van Rensburg In one of his many short stories, “Concerning being me”, Marc Glaser espoused on his chameleon-like nature by saying he is capable of splitting himself into “many me’s”, who is equally adept at generating art by adopting, adapting, or incinerating its rules. His was indeed an outpouring of (mainly) self-published literary works – poems, plays, short stories – and literally hundreds of prints – etchings, lithographs, woodcuts. Both literary and visual art forms teem with weird and wonderful characters and figures, often uncannily familiar to the reader and the viewer. The reason why viewers feel that they are familiar with Marc Glaser’s prints is because he is often referred to as a copycat artist, or a pictor imitator. Names of such artists as Rembrandt van Rijn, Toulouse Lautrec, James Ensor, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Giorgio de Chirico and Otto Dix, spring readily to mind. (Glaser himself was outraged when he saw the public sculpture of a business man, commissioned by the Johannesburg Art Gallery from Bruce Arnott in 1986, claiming that he etched the exact image of such a business man as early as 1972 and that Arnott had copied him!) A more sympathetic view of Glaser’s art, and the fact that he had many art books on the work of these artists, and of many others such as Paul Klee and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, in his personal library, would make him a pictor doctus, or scholarly painter. Glaser was intimately familiar with art history – the work of the old masters and the myriad movements in modern art – and studied art and art history at the University of the Witwatersrand, the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, and the Chelsea 16

By the same token, one can relate the many images Glaser used in his etchings of scenes depicting performances, whether from the circus, or of the stage of a cabaret theatre, to his experiences on visits to the UK and Europe. In his memoirs he relates in detail the numerous musicals, cabarets and ballet productions (The Boyfriend, Irma la Douce, and the Folies Bergère) he attended, and the famous artists he saw in action (Margot Fonteyn in Giselle, Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady). His drawings were used as illustrations for news stories by The Argus in Cape Town between 1965 and 1968, chief of which were the portraits of cabaret artist Zizi Jeanmaire and the singer Crazy Otto, who visited South Africa at the time. It is also possible to relate the many scenes with dolls and doll shops to the fact that he was at some stage of his life a window dresser, and that he quotes, in full, a poem by Charles Kingsley in which he uses the doll as metaphor for great loss and regret: “I once had a sweet little doll, dears,/The prettiest doll in the world;/But I lost my poor little doll, dears,/As I played in the heath one day.” The few overtly political works Glaser did can directly be related to an experience he had which involved racism. He was visiting Durban and while he was walking with a friend along the beach, they witnessed policemen chasing black bathers off the ‘Whites Only’ beaches. Glaser tried to intervene but his friend restrained him and in his memoirs he regrets not having had the courage to break out of the grip and accost the policemen for their immoral act. The experience was, however, “etched” in his mind, and a few of his etchings make reference to it. SA ART TIMES. August 2012


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But are these references in his memoirs enough to account for the avalanche of images that seemed to pour out of his hands and off his printing press (one of which, incidentally, was an old roller printer, fashioned rather like the quaint mangle of an old washing machine. This press is on permanent exhibition in the gallery of the Eastern Star Press in Grahamstown. His second press was a small Littlejohn etching press). Autobiography can shed some light on the meaning in Glaser’s work, but does not explain all. What about all the images that appear to be fairytale book illustrations, or scenes from what look like personal nightmares? What about all the images of nudes and of lovers? (He did tend to self-mythologise his sexual and physical prowess in his memoirs!) What is generally known about Marc Glaser is that he was rather reclusive for most of his life and that he did not fit into the mainstream of South African art. “Great Art is Loneliness”, Glaser wrote in one of his short stories, “The Dancer”. Esmé Berman, in a brief entry in her seminal Art and Artists of South Africa, describes him as “extremely reticent, exhibiting very seldom”. (The two most important ones being at the South African Art Association in Cape Town in October 1970 and at the Market Theatre Gallery in 1983.) An image of one of his etchings, Descent from the Cross, was included in SA ART TIMES. August 2012

F.L. Alexander’s seminal book South African Graphic Art and Its Techniques in 1974 (Alexander called him “a master of etching” in a 1965 review). Glaser’s views on the art of the day were published in the October 1970 issue of Artlook magazine (No 47). It was an art that he labeled as “a pattern making cult” referring to the Optical Art movement that was introduced to South Africa by such artists as Cicely Sash who had encountered this stylistic movement overseas. Glaser blamed “the machine” for the seemingly “technologically soulless” art, asking whether “sentiment [was] now second to technology and had man become second to the machines, and was now waiting to be destroyed by them?” or whether “the machines [were] more important than man, so that now man drew the ‘patterns’ of machines rather than the ‘art’ of sentiment?” But to call his art ‘sentimental’ is problematic. Sentimental art would be art that turns affection and suffering into postures, lacking individual, reflective thinking and a sense of personal responsibility. This is the last thing one can say about Marc Glaser’s prints! One need only analyse his use of line to see that it can be considered the objective correlative for all his intellectual insights and emotional experiences. His lines, primarily, communicate to us his dream-like vision. It seems almost as though Glaser saw nothing but lines and that he saw only in and through lines. I would go as far as to say that lines for Glaser became the eyes of his mind, which seemed to be crowded with teeming, surreal images. He depicted compass-legged female figures in his etchings long before William Kentridge used that trope, and nose and ear figures before Kentridge became famous for the nose character. Glaser developed a special printmaking technique, using the line – recessed, raised, or flat – as chief means to create new textures in the etching medium, associated more with lithography and relief printmaking than with deep-etching. He wrote a specialist article about this technique for the July 1973 issue of Artlook magazine. Because of his reclusive nature, Glaser might be called an outsider artist. But this would be misleading, since ‘outsider artists’ are typically self-taught. One should rather talk about the ‘outsideness’ of his art, his refusal to be ‘fashionable’ and his tendency to take up themes that one might associate, for example, with children’s literature, a topic that is prevalent in Glaser’s memoirs. This is not to say that Glaser’s art was childish or childlike. The term ‘outsideness’, coined by Bakhtin, suggests that viewers are best served by remembering that as members of an art-viewing culture, we are outsiders to the art of Marc Glaser and that we can only, paradoxically, learn more about ourselves by looking at his art. His prints can be viewed at 19


Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum 28 May – 2 September, “Oil Painting: Portraits and People” (Main Building) The artworks for this exhibition were selected from the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection with the aim of showcasing South African artists’ diverse use of oil paint as medium as well as their approach to depicting people. 1 June – 30 September, “The Umabatha series and other works” by Lucky Madlo Sibiya (Main Building)Lucky Madlo Sibiya was born in 1942 in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal and was known to be one of South Africa’s most renowned painters and sculptors. 3 August - 19 August, “Nellie Brisley’s Art Studio student exhibition” Oliewenhuis Art Museum will host the Nellie Brisley Art Studio’s ever popular annual student exhibition in the Reservoir. An estimated 216 artworks by students aged between 5 and 18 years who attends art classes at the Art Studio at Oliewenhuis Art Museum will be showcased. 30 August – 16 September, “24th Sophia Gray Memorial Lecture and Exhibition” in the Main Building. Sophia Gray (1814 –1871) was the first woman to practise architecture in South Africa and one of the earliest women in the world to do so. As a tribute to her achievements, the University of the Free State instituted the annual Sophia Gray Memorial Lecture and Exhibition in 1989 to recognise the contributions of a practising South African architect. The invited architect for 2012 is Stan Field. He has practised in three countries, where his work has been widely acclaimed. 16 Harry Smith Str, Bloemfontein. T.051 447 9609

Clarens Art & Wine Gallery on Main The Gallery houses an exquisite collection of art by wellknown artists like Gregoire Boonzaier, J.H. Pierneef, Pieter van der Westhuizen, Erik Laubscher, Jan Vermeiren, Marjorie Wallace, Eben van der Merwe, Conrad Theys, Hennie Niemann, Hannetjie de Clercq, ceramics by Laura Du Toit, sculpture by Fana Malherbe & Jean Doyle, glass by David Reade & Shirley Cloete and numerous others. 279 Main Str, Clarens T. 058 256 1298 or Anton Grobbelaar. C. 082 341 8161 Blou Donki Art Gallery A vibrant contemporary art gallery, housing a wide variety of contemporary artworks, functional art, steel sculptures, bronzes, handmade glass and specializing in photography. Windmill Centre, Main Str, Clarens T. 058 256 1757 Johan Smith Art Gallery The gallery permanently exhibits a wide variety of classical and selected contemporary art works featuring Johan Smith, Elbè van Rooyen, Elga Rabe, Graham Carter, Nicole Pletts, Gregoire Boonzaier, Otto Klar, and various others. Specializing in ceramics, the gallery supports artists such as Hennie Meyer, Karen Sinovich, and Heather Mills, among others. Collectable bronzes and handmade glass by David Reade also available. Windmill Centre, Main Str, Clarens T. 058 256 1620

Gauteng Johannesburg Alice Art 19 July – 17 August, New Signatures 2012 Alice Art Gallery Exhibition. 217 Drive Str, Ruimsig. T. 083 331 8466/ 083 377 1470 Bag Factory Launching on 3 August, “21BF” a retrospective exhibition from 21 Years of The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios. On show until 10 September. 10 Mahlatini Street, Fordsburg. T. 011 834 9181 Christie’s International Auctioneers. Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant. T 031 207 8247


CIRCA on Jellicoe 24 July – 25 August, “The Alice Diaries” an Exhibition of Sculptures and Drawings by Wilma Cruise. 2 Jellicoe Ave. T. 011 788 4805 Everard Read Jhb 2 August – 9 September, Southern Guild Exhibition will showcase some of South Africa’s design greats and upcoming greats, co-ordinated by Trevyn and Julian McGowan and Arcelor Mittal and featuring works by artists and designers alike such as: William Kentridge, Conrad Botes, Brett Murray, Gregor Jenkin, Haldane Martin, Athi Patra, Michael McGarry, Egg, Tonic, Adriaan Hugo, Conrad Hicks, Ardmore, James Mudge, Silvio Rech, Pierre Swanepoel and many other luminary names. 6 Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank, Jhb. T. 011 788-4805 Gallery 2 From 21 July – 10 August Gallery 2 will be exhibiting work by various artists including Regi Bardavid, Bronwyn Findlay, Mary Holland, Grace Kotze, Colbert Mashile, Carl Roberts and Jenny Stadler. 1 – 22 September, “Landscape Alone” An Exhibition of Drawings by Karin Daymond. 140 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood. T. 011 447 0155 Gallery AOP 14 July - 4 August, “The Dream of Rosita” prints and drawings by Marc Glaser 11 August - 1 September, “The Man Who Wasn’t There” by Gunther Herbst. Works are mainly acrylic on paper, board and canvas. 44 Stanley Ave, Braamfontein Werf (Milpark) Johannesburg. T. 011 726 2234 Gallery MOMO Opening Thurs 23 August @18:00, “A Slice in Time” an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Paul du Toit. 52 7th Avenue, Parktown North, Jhb. T. 011 327 3247 Goodman Gallery Johannesburg 19 July–18 August, “Songs of Innocence and of Experience” Kendell Geers solo exhibition. 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg. T. 011-788-1113 Grahams Fine Art Gallery The gallery exhibits fine examples of South African art including works by: Maggie Laubser, J.H Pierneef, Irma Stern, Freida Lock, Walter Battiss, Alexis Preller, Gerard Sekoto, Robert Hodgins, Stanley Pinker and Peter Clarke. Unit 46, Broadacres Lifestyle Centre, Cnr Cedar & Valley Rds, Broadacres, Fourways, Jhb. T. 011 465 9192 16 Halifax Works by Michael Heyns, Leon Muller, Braam van Wijk, Marina Louw, Mimi van der Merwe and other artists can be viewed by appointment in Johannesburg at 16 Halifax Str, Bryanston. Dana MacFarlane 082 784 6695 In Toto 5 July – 7 August, “Limited Edition” a group exhibition of printmaking. 6 Birdhaven Centre, 66 St Andrew Str, Birdhaven. T. 011 447 6543 Isis Gallery Leading Art Gallery in Rosebank showcasing today’s most Modern Contemporary Artists. Shop 163, The Mall of Rosebank. Contact Daniel Erasmus T. 011 447 2317 Johannesburg Art Gallery JAG 15 July – 14 October, “MMXII” a solo exhibition by James Webb. King George Str, Joubert Park, Jhb. T. 011 725 3130 Mandala Consulting 3-24 August, “The Way Home” an exhibition of Mandala art by Jennifer Snyman. Viewing by appointment Mon-Fri 11am-4pm. 17 Friar Tuck Road Robindale Randburg. T. 011 782 3754

Manor Gallery Opening Sunday 5 August at 11h00, “Black Like Us 9” on show until 1 September. Since the introduction of the exhibition by the Watercolour Society Africa, nine years ago, many of the artists have enhanced their careers significantly - having started as amateurs, they are today, internationally recognised names in the art world. Guest artists at this year’s exhibition are Abe Mathabe, Sam Maduna, Makiwa Mutomba and Petros Mwenga. Manor Gallery, Home of the Watercolour Society of South Africa. Norscot Manor Centre, Penguin Drive, Fourways, Gauteng. T. 011 465 7934 Market Photo Workshop 20 June – 8 August, “uMama” an exhibition by Jabulani Dhlamini. 2 President str, Newtown, entrance Bus Factory T. 011 834 1444 Russell Kaplan Auctioneers Auctioneers of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables. Ground floor, Bordeaux Court, Corner of Garden & Allan Roads, Bordeaux. T. 011 789 7422 or 083 675 8468 Sandton Auctioneers Fine Art, Furniture, Carpets & Collectables. Showroom: No 8 Burnside Ave, Craighall Park, Jhb. T. 011 501 3360 Standard Bank Gallery 13 July to 15 September, “20th Century Masters: The Human Figure” The exhibition offers a fascinating survey of ways in which mainly French artists have depicted the human body over the last 100 years. It includes works by 19th-century greats Gustav Courbet, Jean-Francois Millet and Edouard Manet, paintings and drawings by artists associated with Impressionism - Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas and August Renoir, works by pioneers of early modernism - Fernand Leger, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Félix Vallotton, Victor Brauner and Wilfredo Lam, amongst others, as well as contemporary artists such as Annette Messager and Jan Fabre. Cnr of Simmonds & Frederick Str.’s, Jhb. T. 011 631 1889 Stephan Welz & Company 7 &8 August 2012, Auction of Decorative & Fine Arts, Ceramics, Silver, Furniture, Jewellery & Books. 13 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. T. 011 880-3125 Stevenson Johannesburg 5 July - 4 August, “If a Tree...” the second exhibition in the gallery’s Trade Routes Project. 16 August – 21 September, an exhibition by Kemang Wa Lehulere. 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Jhb. Strauss & Co. Fine Art Auctioneers & Consultants. Country Club Johannesburg, Corner Lincoln Rd & Woodlands Drive, Woodmead. T. 079 407 5140 UJ Art Gallery 8 – 29 August, “Pointure” Guest curators, Ann-Marie Tully and Jennifer Kopping, draw together a broad range of thematic and material works that metaphorically express, in the inherent use of media, and in the process of making, notions relating to pointure (lace, trap and ghost). The exhibition represents the work of a range of established and emerging artists, working in a broad range of media. Cnr Kingsway & University Rd, Auckland Park, Jhb. T. 011 559 2099 Upstairs@Bamboo Opening 21 August @ 6-8 pm, “Images of Women: Seeing, Challenging, Empowering” on show until 30 August. Curated by Anne Gordon of Vula Amehlo Art Development. Features artworks by about 25 emerging artists in mediums including drawing, painting, collage, digital photography, sculpture, and tapestry. The exhibition which takes place during Women’s Month aims to honour women, and recognize them as the pillars at the centre of our lives and society. Bamboo Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville, Johannesburg.

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FREE STATE, GAUTENG, MPUMALANGA, NORTH WEST | GALLERY GUIDE The White House Gallery The gallery has a wide ranging portfolio featuring renowned masters such as Chagall, Marini, Miro, Moore, Portway, Pasmore, Stella, Picasso, Dine & Hockney - to name a few. Also the more affordable works of up and coming artists in Britain and France, along with globally acclaimed South African artists. Shop G11 Thrupps Centre,Oxford Road, Illovo,Johannesburg. T. 011 268 2115

Pretoria Alette Wessels Kunskamer The Alette Wessels Kunskamer operates as an Art Gallery and Art Consultancy, specialising in South African art as an investment, dealing in Old Masters, and selected contemporary art. Maroelana Centre, 27 Maroelana Str, Maroelana, Pretoria. T. 012 346 0728 Association of Arts Pretoria 3 - 22 August, “Presence of Absence - Absence of Presence” An exhibition of mixed media paintings by Ansa Clacey. 10 - 29 August, an exhibition of etchings by Mimi van der Merwe. 17 August - 8 September, “Namibian Women Artists’ Exhibition” Presented in collaboration with the National Art Gallery of Namibia and the South African National Association for the Visual Arts. 24 August - 8 September, an exhibition of paintings by Magda Joubert. 31 August - 26 September, an exhibition of recent works by Lynette ten Krooden. Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 to 18h00, Saturday: 09h00 to 14h00. 173 Mackie Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria. T. 012 346 3100 Brooklyn Theatre Pretoria 16 August – 1 October, “Die mooiste, mooiste maand – a foretaste” Purple Jacaranda Splendor of Spring by artist Jenny Boon.c/o Thomas Edison & 13th Street, Menlo Park, Pta. T. 012 460 6033 Fried Contemporary 4 August – 1 September, “Me 1” group exhibition with Johan Thom, Lionel Smit, Senzeni Marasela, Rozan Cochrane, Bongi Bengu, Jayne Crawshay-Hall. 430 Charles St, Brooklyn, Pretoria. T. 012 346 0158 Front Room Art Two- and three-dimensional art by a variety of contemporary artists available. Viewing by appointment 116 Kate Ave Rietondale. Jennifer Snyman 082 451 5584 Gallery Michael Heyns The Gallery has moved to 194 Haley Str, Weavind Park, Pretoria. T. 012 804 0869 Kievits Kroon Country Estate 5-26 August, “Between Storms” an exhibition of works by Louise Barnard, Retha Buitendach, Diek Grobler, Karin Smith and Wayne Vivier. Co-curated by Front Room Art and Platform on 18th. For more information contact Jennifer Snyman 082 451 5584 or Christo Harvey 084 764 4258 Pretoria Art Museum 30 August - 30 September, “Sasol New Signatures 2012” This competition is the longest running national art competition in the country aimed at emerging new innovative young artists. Until 2 September in the East Gallery, “Resistance Art” During the 1960s South Africa saw the emergence of a new type of art, which was particularly influenced by the political climate of the time. Until December in the North Gallery, “A Story of South African Art” a selection of artworks from the permanent collection of the Museum. Until December in the East Gallery, “Abstract Art” a selection of abstract artworks from the permanent collection of the Museum. Until December in the Ceramic Gallery, “Corobrik Ceramic Collection” a selection of ceramics, representing the development of studio ceramics and the work of traditional rural

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potters of South Africa over the past 30 years is on display. Until December, “Study Collection” art media and techniques are illustrated in the Information Centre. Cnr Schoeman and Wessels Str, Arcadia Park, Arcadia, Pretoria. T.012 344 1807/8

The Artists’ Press Professional collaboration, printing and publishing of original hand-printed artists lithographs, by the Artists’ Press. Also artists books, monotypes & letterpress prints, particularly for artists working in SA. Waterfield Farm near White River, Mpumalanga T. 013 751 3225

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The Loop Art Foundry & Sculpture Gallery A collaboration and network for the avid art patron and collector as well as a full service facility for the artist. This is the place where you will find a unique and superior item or have something commissioned that you have always envisioned. Casterbridge Complex Corner R40 & Numbi Roads White River T. 013 758 2409 www.

St Lorient Fashion and Art Gallery 30th June – 18 August, “5 Artists” exhibition with Zuanda Badenhorst, Thelma van Rensburg, Elmarie Jena, Jenny Boon & Wakaba Mutheki. 492 Fehrsen Street, Brooklyn Circle, Brooklyn, Pretoria. T. 012 4600284 University of Pretoria 25 May – 15 November, “High Tea @UP” fine porcelain and antique teawares from the ceramic collections of the University of Pretoria Museums. Mapungubwe Gallery, Old Arts Building, UP. T.012 420 2968

The White River Gallery Opening midday on Woman’s Day Thurs 9 August, “Make Make” participating artists include: Tamar Mason, Karin Daymond, Haneke Benade, Danien Esselen, Jiggs Thorne, Caroline Vincent, Majak Bredell and Kim Kay. Come meet the artists at the opening. On show until 30 August. Casterbridge Centre, R 40 Cnr. of Hazyview & Numbi Gate Rd, White River. C. 083 675 8833

University of Pretoria 1 August - 30 November, “Villa in Bronze” showcasing the life of Edoardo Villa (1915 – 2011). Hatfield Campus, UP, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria T.012 420 2968

North West Potchefstroom Edwards Fine Art, Modern & Contemporary Large selection of top South African Art, Kentridge, Dumas, Skotnes, Villa, Feni, etc. Large selection African Art – paintings, sculptures, ceramics, etc.By appointment, Mon – Sun : 10am – 4pm. Hartbeespoort Dam. C. 0764729812,

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NWU Gallery 19 July - 3 August “de Magnete” a Solo exhibition by Jacki McInnes. 16 August - 14 September “Standard Bank Young Artist 2011 Nandipha Mntambo: Faena” a Solo exhibition by Nandipha Mntambo. North-West University Gallery, Building E7, NWU Potchefstroom Campus, Hoffman Str, Potchefstroom. T. 018 299 4341 email:

Mpumalanga Dullstroom Art @ sixty seven A selection of fine art, ceramics and blown glass art pieces, by well-known local artists. Shop no9, 67 Naledi St, Dullstroom, Mpumulanga. T. 013 254 0335 Dimitrov Art Gallery Lifestyle Complex, shop no.4 on Cnr. Teding Van Berkhout & Hugenote/ Naledi Street, Dullstroom, Mpumalanga T. 013 254 0524 C. 082 679 5698 The New Dimitrov Art Gallery Situated in the Trams Alley shop no.1, along the R 540 (Naledi Drive ). Opening exhibition “Expression of Freedom” by renowned artist Dimitrov.

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Western Cape Cape Town Absolut Art Gallery Permanent exhibition with the best Masters and Contemporary artists. Namely : JH Pierneef, Gerard Sekoto, Hugo Naude, Adriaan Boshoff, Frans Oerder, Maurice Van Essche, Tinus De Jongh, Gerard Bhengu, Ephraim Ngatane, Cecil Skotnes, JEA Volschenk, Conrad Theys, William Kentridge, to name a few. Shop 43 Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre, Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Valley, Bellville. T. 021 914 2846 Art b 22 August – 29 September, Vuleka Art Competition Exhibition of Selected Works. The Arts Association of Bellville, The Library Centre, Carel van Aswegan Str, Bellville. T. 021 918 2301 Art on the Green On Sunday 5 August, 20 artists will gather together in one fabulous fun exhibition in the middle of the village (weather dependent). Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Noordhoek. Irene 082 303 6798 Artvark Gallery An innovative collection of recycled rubber tire baskets and mats, woven and crocheted, designed by Mara and beautifully hand crafted by Artisans’ Nelson and Petronella. Open 7 days a week 9-6. 48 Main Rd, Kalk Bay Tel 021 788 5584 AVA 30 July - 24 August, 3 Exhibitions: “Africa without Borders” by Adolf Tega, “My Digital Plague” by Maurice Mbikayi and “Remerge” by Kitty Doerje. Association for Visual Arts, 35 Church Str, CT. T.021 424 7436 The Avital Lang Gallery The gallery is taking part at the Tulbach Spring Arts Festival 24-26 August. We will also have exhibition for Desire De Klerk and Chandre Bronkhorst from 8 – 14 August. Two Oceans House, Surrey Place, Mouille Point, CT. (Next to Newport Deli) T. 021 439 2124 Barnard Gallery 4 July - 10 August, “With Young” sculpture exhibition by Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe. 55 Main St, Newlands. T. 021 671 1666 Blank Projects. 26 July – 25 August, two exhibitions: Dillon Marsh’s “Landmarks I” & Conn Bertish’s “Experiment 0834319513” of photography, mixed media, sound installation. 113-115 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. C.072 507 5951 Brundyn & Gonsalves 27 June - 15 August, “Seeingeye” Participating artists: Sanell Aggenbach, Roger Ballen, Zander Blom, Alex Emsley, Matthew Hindley, Andrew Putter, Karin Preller, Matty Roodt and Chad Rossouw. Times: 10-5, Mon--Fri, 10-2 Saturday 71 Loop Str, CT. T. 021 424 5150 Cape Gallery 23 July – 11 August, “Social Synergy” a group exhibition. Participating artists include: Tyrone Appollis, Kenneth Baker, Lesley Charnock, Patrick Cordingly, Trevor Dean, Anthea Delmotte, Ricky Dyaloyi, Sandy Esau, Gary Frier, Lee-Ann January, Boyce Magandela, Lindile Magunya, Vuyisani Mgijima, Xolile Mtakatya, Makiwa Mutomba, Geoff Price, Frank Ross, Roelof Rossouw, Velile Soha, Gerald Tabata, Meshack (Shakes) Tembani, Michael Waters, Timothy Zantsi. Opening 12 August at 4.30 p.m. “The World We Live In: Foreign Exchanges or Subtle Connections” Annual Wild Life Exhibition on show until 15 September. 60 Church Str, CT. T. 021 423 5309 Carmel Art Dealers in Fine art, exclusive distributers of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings. Cape Quarter Square, 27 Somerset Rd, Green Point. T. 021 4213333 Casa Labia Gallery 31 July – 31 August, exhibition of works by Gerald Tabatha all curated by João Ferreira.

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Casa Labia Cultural Centre, 192 Main Rd, Muizenberg. T. 021 788 6068 Cedar Tree Gallery Contemporary Fine Art Gallery at Rodwell House. Rodwell Rd, St. James, CT. T. 021 797 9880 The Cellar Private Gallery The Cellar Private Gallery of Art deals exclusively in original & investment art, offering works by a variety of renowned & upcoming SA artists. 12 Imhoff Str, Welgemoed, Bellville T. 021 913 4189 Christie’s International Auctioneers. Juliet Lomberg, Independent Consultant. T. 021 761 2676 Christopher Møller Art 19 July – 9 August, “Illumination” an exhibition of sculptures by Andre Stead. 7 Kloofnek Road, Gardens, C T. T. 021 422 1599 The City Bowl Gallery Hand thrown decorative and functional wares. Pottery Classes. Ceramic Design. Bespoke Pottery. 2 Norwich Ave, Observatory. T. 021 447 4884 C. 083 412 8098 Garth Meyer Commune.1 Gallery 2 – 30 August, “Ground” by Ledelle Moe and Carol-Anne Gainer. 64 Wale Str, CT. T. 021 423 5600 Dante Art & Decor A modern Art Gallery since 1995. Proudly South African Art, Ceramics, Gifts & Decor. Furnishing your home with a modern touch of Beauty. Shop L90- Cavendish Square, Claremont. C. 084 700 9196, Ebony Ebony’s latest Winter group show highlights some exciting new talent by several young artists. Included are Kerri Muller’s Origami book instillations, Helene Van Aswegen’s hand made illustrated books, Landi Rabenheimer’s deconstructed cityscapes. Also hanging are several abstract works by Lionel Abrams and Hannes Harrs. Ebony is also delighted to show a rare piece by the late Benin Master Cyprien Tokoudagba whose iconic Fon inspired paintings glorified the Abomey’s kings. His work can be seen in major museums internationally. 67 Loop Str, Cape Town. T. 021 424 9985. Erdmann Contemporary & the Photographers Gallery za 11 July - 25 August, “Encounters at the Edge” a solo exhibition by Cape Town photographer David Lurie. 63 Shortmarket Street, CT. T. 021 422 2762 Everard Read CT 26 July – 9 August, Winter Exhibition will be showcasing the work of established and emerging artists from across South Africa. New work by artists including John Meyer; Hanneke Benade; Velaphi Mzimba and Caryn Scrimgeour amongst a host of many others will be on show. 3 Portswood Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, CT. T. 021 418 4527 34 Fine Art 2 May – 31 August, “New Arrivals” Group Exhibition. 2nd Floor, The Hills Building, Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock. T.021 461 1863 The Framery Art Gallery A large selection of artworks to provoke thought, admiration and inspiration. Excellent reputation for timeless framing. 67g Regent Rd, Seapoint. T. 021 434 5022 C. 0781227793 G2 Art A gallery of diverse and interesting work by local artists, with exciting new offerings by Nicole Pletts, Ronel Human, Adolf Tega, Vanessa Berlein and sculpture by Armand du Rand and Aleri Odendaal. Open: Mon – Fri 10am – 4.30pm & Saturdays 10am – 2pm. 61 Shortmarket Street between Loop Street and Bree Street. 021 4247169

Gill Allderman Gallery The Gill Allderman Gallery is dedicated to promoting some of South Africa’s valuable talent. Having moved into cyber space, but based in Kenilworth, Cape Town, the gallery will be specialising in home and corporate visits. C.083 556 2540 Goodman Gallery Cape Town Opening Saturday 11 August @ 11h00, “Remembrance” by Hasan & Husain Essop. On show until 15 September. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 09h30 – 17h30, Saturday 10h00 – 16h00. 3rd Floor, Fairweather House,176 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock. T. 21 462 7573/4 Hout Bay Gallery New artworks by Sarah Danes Jarrett, David Kuijers, Koos De Wet and many more. Open 7 days a week. 71 Victoria Ave, Hout Bay. T. 021 790 3618 F. 021 790 3898 Infin Art Gallery A gallery of work by local artists. Wolfe Str, Chelsea Village, Wynberg. T. 021 761 2816 & Buitengracht Str. CT. T. 021 423 2090 Irma Stern Museum 21 July - 22 August, the exhibition entitled “Alice Goldin- A Selected Retrospective in Celebration of the Artist’s 90th Birthday” Walkabouts will be conducted at 11am on 4 August and 11 August. Opening Hours: Tue- Sat from 10am- 5pm. Cecil Rd, Rosebank, CT. T. 021 685 5686 Iziko SA National Gallery On show until 19 August, Centenary Celebration of the Life and Work of Barbara Tyrrell. 12 July – 14 October, “Rendez-vous 12” 10 curators, 20 artists, 5 continents. An exhibition of international contemporary art from the Lyon Biennale in France. 25 Queen Victoria Str, CT. T. 021 467 4660 Iziko Michaelis Collection Ongoing, Dutch treat: Dutch works from the 17th–20th centuries in Iziko collections Iziko Michaelis Collection, Old Town House, Greenmarket Square, CT. T. 021 481 3800 Iziko Castle of Good Hope Until 26 Feb 2013, “Fired” an exhibition of South African ceramics. Buitenkant Str, opposite the Grand Parade, CT. T. 21 464 1262 Johans Borman Fine Art 18 August - 22 September, “-scape” a juxtaposition of the interpretation, symbolism and metaphorical aspects of the South African landscape by 20th Century Modern Masters such as Hugo Naudé and JH Pierneef with the works of Contemporary landscape artists. 16 Kildare Road, Newlands, CT. T. 021 683 6863. Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery A large selection of artworks by new and prominent South African artists and SA old Masters. 31 Kommandeur Rd, Welgemoed, Bellville. T. 021 913 7204/5 The Lovell Gallery 17 July - 10 August, The Lovell Gallery Artists Competition Winners Group Exhibition 2012. 139 Albert Rd, Woodstock. T. 021 820 5505 Michaelis Galleries 25 July – 7 August, “Seesaw” an exhibition by Wits Masters Students. Artists include Amber-Jade Geldenhuys, Ansie Greyling, Kate Lewis, Tamara Osso, Janet Solomon and Gina Van Zyl. University of Cape Town, 31 – 37 Orange Street, Cape Town. T. 021 480 7170 The Pot Luck Club Gallery 9 July – end August, “Forest Reflections” a collection of landscape paintings featuring trees and light by Cape Town painter Fiona Hart. Contact curator Las Madurasinghe on 074 180 4895 The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock.


K a r i e n B o o n z a a i e r


Karien Boonzaaier is ‘n opgeleide kunstenaar wie se passie vir God, die lewe, lekker kos en reis duidelik sigbaar is in haar kleurvolle kuns. Karien se skilderye is ’n eksplorasie van kontrasterende teksture, ryk kleure en lig. Een van die hooftemas in haar skilderwerk is deure – deure is vir haar simbolies van die keuses wat jy maak in die lewe. ’n Mens is op ’n sekere plek in jou lewe as gevolg van ’n klomp keuses wat jy gemaak het, maar soms kom daar ook ’n ‘curveball’ (dit moet mos engels wees, ne!) jou kant toe en dan het jy nog steeds ’n keuse: jy kan kies hoe jy op die bitter van die lewe gaan reageer. Gaan jy bly lê as die lewe jou platgeslaan het of gaan jy opstaan en die deur oopmaak sodat daar Lig in jou lewe kan instroom? Partykeer klap daar ’n deur in jou gesig toe juis om jou te beskerm teen ’n gevaar wat jy nie nou kan raaksien of antisipeer nie – en somtyds gaan die deur wa-wyd oop en dan moet jy ’n ‘leap of faith’ neem en ten spyte van vrees instap in ’n nuwe uitdaging in. Natuurlik

het ons baie wysheid nodig om die pad van ons lewens reg te stap – God moet ons wys hoe! “Ek is lief vir wyd lees en vir aanhalings en die volgende aanhaling moet ’n mens altyd in gedagte hou as jy ’n besluit neem”: “NEVER SACRIFICE THE PERMANENT ON THE ALTAR OF THE IMMEDIATE”. “Hierdie is een van daardie aanhalings wat jy soos ’n tofe moet kou en kou, want jy kan hom nie en een hap afsluk nie ...!” Karien se unieke impasto stillewens is onpretensieus en eerlik – die inspirasie daarvoor kom van pienk proteas, skeloranje kappertjies en blomme wat sy self in ’n pot ingedruk het. ’n Aanhaling deur Paul Cezanne hou Karien altyd voor oë in haar skeppingsproses: “... ek wil skilderye maak waarby my kleinkinders kan sit en ontbyt eet”. Haar liefde vir die Vrystaatse vlaktes druk sy op ’n vry en onbevange manier op doek uit. Die dik kwashale en rojale kleur gebruik, verwyder van lokale kleure, kan nie anders as om ’n emosie by die kyker uit te lok nie. “Ek is LIEF vir hierdie land!” sê Karien.

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SA ART TIMES. May 2012


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WESTERN CAPE | GALLERY GUIDE The Project Room Gallery 18 July 2012 - 31 August, “Facets” a mixed media group portrait show, in honour of Madiba’s birthday. Please contact us for a private viewing or request to meet the artists. African Trading Port, 2nd floor, Old Port Captains Building, Pierhead, Dock Road, V & A Waterfront T. 0214257884 C. 0845335055 Red! The Gallery RED! The Gallery is a dynamic art gallery featuring work from South Africa’s best contemporary and emerging artists , including works by Andrew Cooper, David Kuijers, Wakaba Mutheki and Donna McKellar to name a few. Steenberg Village shopping centre ,Reddam Avenue, Tokai. T. 021 7010886 Rose Korber Art Exhibition extended until 31 August: Claudette Schreuders: “Jewels From The Lithographs” Features a selection of choice lithographs produced by this internationally acclaimed, South African sculptor and printmaker from 2002 – 2007. The works include examples from her major series of lithographic prints of this period: Crying in Public (2003) – now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (NY); Burnt by the Sun (2005) and The Long Day (2007). Because of the demand for Schreuders’ prints, these works have become rare collectors’ pieces, with undoubted investment potential.’ Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm. Weekends & public holidays: By appointment. 48 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay, CT. T. 021 438 9152 C. 082 781 6144 or 083 261 1173 Rossouw Modern Groot Constantia An inspiring collection of modern contemporary gifted up and coming and established artists: Hugo Maritz, Bas van Stenis, Jeanne Hendriks, A. S. de Lange, Cobus van der Walt, Tay Dall, Obert Jongwe and John Botham Open 7 days a week 9 am to 6 pm. Wine Sales and Tasting Room and Cellar, Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Constantia Main Rd, Constantia. T. 021 794 2605 Rudd’s Auctioneers Antique, Fine and Decorative Art. 87 Bree Street, CT. T.021 426 0384 Rust-en-Vrede Gallery 31 July – 23 August, In Salon A & B: Ceramic sculptures by Tania Babb & mixed media works by Margot Hattingh. In Salon C: Portraits by Paul Painting. In the Office Showcase: Ceramics by Ian Calder. 10 Wellington Rd, Durbanville. T.021 976 4691 Salon 91 1 August -1 September, “Shoes from Chinese Ships” A group exhibition featuring the works of both South African and Chinese emerging artists: Gabrielle Raaff, Lisa Firer, Katrine Claassens, Wessel Snyman, Colijn Strydom, Danni Liang, Elsabe Milandri, Fan Cheng, Sarah Pratt & Sunette Viljoen. Curated by Katrine Claassens, Monique du Preez & Candice Jezek. 91 Kloof Str, Gardens, CT. T 021 424 6930

South African Print Gallery A wide selection of fine art prints by South African masters and contemporary printmakers. 109 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 462 6851 Sanlam Art Gallery 24 July – 28 Sept, Gerard De Leeuw Centenary Exhibition of bronze sculptures. Sanlam, 2 Strand Rd, Bellville. T. 021 947 3359 SMAC Art Gallery, CT 28 June – 11 August, “Youth Day” by Anton Karstel. 16 August – 27 September, “SMAC Plus: Contemporary Collection” 30 August – 27 September Maximilasm by Barend de Wet. Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 5 pm, Sat: 9 am – 3 pm. In-Fin-Art Building, Buitengracht Str, CT. T. 021 422 5100 Online Art Gallery A curated online art gallery showcasing original and affordably priced artwork by Fine Arts graduates and emerging artists. Each artist has been hand-picked by our curatorial panel to ensure the quality of the work that you are purchasing. Shop directly from the website and have your art delivered to your office or home. Start building your contemporary art collection today! Added value bespoke services include: Corporate Art Solutions; Art Specifier for Interior Designers and Architects, Collectors Resale and Art Commissions. We Ship Worldwide - art delivered to your doorstep. T.072 470 9272, Stephan Welz & Company Auctioneers of Decorative and Fine Arts. The Great Cellar, The Alphen Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia. T. 021 794 6461 Stevenson Cape Town 26 July - 1 September, “Mo(u)rning” Zanele Muholi solo exhibition.6 Sept - 13 October, “New Paintings” Zander Blom solo exhibition.Ground Floor, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 462 1500 Strauss & Co. Fine Art Auctioneers & Consultants. The Oval, 1st Floor Colinton House, 1 Oakdale Rd, Newlands. T. 021 683 6560

Franschhoek Ebony Winter exhibition of classic South African artists including Stanley Pinker, James Thackwray, Matthew Whippman, Diederick During, Gordon Vorster and others. Also showing new work by contemporary artists Henk Serfontein, Claudia Ongaro, Shany van den Berg and many more. 4 Franschhoek Square, 32 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 4477

Holden Manz Collection New Karin Miller collages, Marie Stander charcoals and a set of 43 amazing Cecil Skotnes woodcuts are on show at the moment 30 Huguenot Str, Franschhoek T. 021 876 44 02 Is Art 15 July – 21 October, Franschhoek Artists Group Exhibition. 16 Huguenot Str, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 8443

George Hyatt Regency Oubaai “Transitions” a collection of new sculptures by Anton Smit. 406 Herolds Bay Rd,George. T. 044 851 1234 Strydom Gallery Selection of SA art to be seen in August.79 Market Str, George. T. 044 874 4027

Hermanus Abalone Gallery In the Main Gallery: 1 August - 6 September, Selected works by established artists and old masters: Christo Coetzee, Hannes Harrs, Cecil Higgs, Elzaby Laubscher, Leonard Matsoso, Lynette ten Krooden, Carl Roberts, Louis van Heerden. In the Annex Gallery: 1 August - 6 September, “Printed”: Graphic and photographic works by: Titia Ballot, Lien Botha, Hannes Harrs, Judith Mason, Fred Schimmel, Lucky Sibiya. 2 Harbour Rd, The Courtyard, Hermanus. T. 028 313 2935 Art Amble Hermanus Village Ten diverse and unique Galleries all within walking distance in the heart of Hermanus Village. Four resident artists’ studios to visit. Collect your Art Amble Guide at any one of the Galleries in Main Road or at the Hermanus Tourism Office. Contact Terry Kobus on 083 259 8869 or email for more information. Originals Gallery The art studio and gallery of Terry Kobus. See the artist at work in his studio and view his latest paintings in an intimate gallery space. Shop 22 Royal Centre, 141 Main Rd, Hermanus. T. 083 259 8869 Rossouw Gallery Hermanus Permanent exhibition of modern contemporary works by gifted up and coming and established artists: Hugo Maritz, Bas van Stenis, Jeanne Hendriks, A. S. de Lange, Cobus van der Walt, Tay Dall, Obert Jongwe, John Botham, Geoffrey Ntakana, and new artists Jenney Jackson and Mario Leibner. Open 7 days a week. 3 Harbour Rd, Hermanus, T. 028 313 2222

Framing Place 46 Lower Main Road, Observatory, 7925 Tel: 021 447 3988

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Beyond Skin

The intimacy of Portraiture

11 August - 17 September

Participating Artists: Alex Hamilton; Annelie van der Vyver; Annelie Venter; Brahm van Zyl; Christiaan Diedericks; Cobus van Bosch; Greta Mcmahon; Henk Serfontein; Jaco van Schalkwyk; Jan du Toit; Judy Bumstead; Juria le Roux; Li Smith; Loni Drager; Madelein Marincowitz; Maria van Rooyen; Marieke Kruger; Marie Vermeulen-Breedt; Mary Duncan; Pieter Bruwer; Richard Smith; Sarah Danes Jarret; Tanya Poole; Janice van der Westhuizen; Vanessa Berlein, Zach Taljaard; Leon Vermeulen; Andrew Mogridge; Angus Taylor; Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen; Theo Paul Voster


Anel de Vries: 072 659 1973 Aidon Westcott: 083 739 6196

WESTERN CAPE | GALLERY GUIDE Walker Bay Art Gallery View the wide selection of paintings, sculpture & ceramics by established as well as up and coming South African artists. 171 Main Rd, Hermanus. contact: Francois Grobbelaar 028 312 2928

Klein Karoo Sheena Ridley Open Studio and Sculpture Garden Sculptures and Paintings N9 Langkloof near Uniondale, Klein Karoo T. 083 5892881

Knysna Dale Elliott Art Galleries Leaders of the painting course concept in South Africa! 2 Galleries: Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre & The Knysna Mall T. 044 382 5646 www. A Different Drummer New lamps by Trevor Opperman, ‘’Lobotoy-Me’s’’ by Hannalie Taute & featuring a collection of tribal knives as well as an ongoing exhibition of traditional African Artefacts, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, paintings & object de vertu. Thesen House, 6 Long Street, Knysna. T. 044 382 5107 C.082 552 7262 Knysna Fine Art Featuring recent works by Phillemon Hlungwani, Greta Matthews, Simon Stone & Candace Charlton. Thesen House, 6 Long Str, Knysna. T. 044 382 5107 C. 082 552 7262 Sally Bekker Art Studio Ongoing exhibition of recent watercolour and oil paintings. Upstairs in the Knysna Mall. C.082 342 3943

Langebaan Bay Gallery Bay Gallery supports excellent, local artists, many of whom are members of S.A.S.A. All mediums exhibited. Marra Square, Bree St., Langebaan. Contact: Daphne 073 304 8744

Oudtshoorn ArtKaroo Gallery 3 Rooms, 3 Artists @ ArtKaroo. Klein Karoo Klassique Opening 8 August 2012. Inspiring one-room solo’s by Lisl Barry, Hein Botha and Judy Bumstead. ArtKaroo Outdoors (9&11 August 2012) is art therapy outdoors; sketching and painting in the veldt. 107 Baron van Reede, Oudtshoorn. T.044 279 1093



Hout Street Gallery The Winter Gala runs from 28 July until 31 August and features a range of South African paintings, ceramics and sculptures from thirty South African artists. Opening times are Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30 pm; Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm and Sunday by appointment. 270 Main Str, Paarl. T. 021 872 5030

Rupert Museum Until 1 Sept 2012, an extensive selection of works by Willem Strydom consisting of sculptures and unique drawings. Stellentia Avenue, Stellenbosch T. 021 888 3344

Piketberg The Art Business Contemporary Gallery & Art Consultancy From 11 August to 17 September, a group exhibition entitled “Beyond Skin – the intimacy of portrait”. Participating Artists are: Arlene Amaler-Raviv; Alex Hamilton; Angus Taylor; Annelie van der Vyver; Annelie Venter; Brahm van Zyl; Christiaan Diedericks; Cobus van Bosch; Greta Mcmahon; Henk Serfontein; Jaco van Schalkwyk; Jan du Toit; Judy Bumstead; Juria le Roux; Li Smith; Loni Drager; Madelein Marincowitz; Maria van Rooyen; Marieke Kruger; Marie Vermeulen-Breedt; Mary Duncan; Pieter Bruwer; Richard Smith; Sarah Danes Jarret; Tanya Poole; Andrew Mogridge; Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen; Zach Taljaard; Janice van der Westhuizen; Vanessa Berlein; Theo Paul Vorster. Open 7 days a week. 17 Main Street, Piketberg. C: 083 739 6196 / 072 659 1973

Sasol Art Museum Until end October 2012, “20Stellenbosch”: two decades of South African Sculpture (inside sculptures) David Brown, Jackson Hlungwani, Noria Mbasa, Collen Maswanganyi, Samson Mudzunga, Meshack Raphalalani & Philip Rikhotso. 52 Ryneveld Str, Stellenbosch T. 021 808 3691 SMAC Art Gallery 14 June – 2 September, “Works on Paper” by Richard Long. Organised in collaboration with Haunch of Venison, London. 14 June – 2 September, “Text Works” by Willem Boshoff. Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 5 pm, Saturdays: 9 am – 3:30 pm. 1st Floor, De Wet Centre, Church Str, Stellenbosch. T. 021 887 3607 Stellenbosch Art Gallery An extensive selection of paintings, sculpture, handmade glass & ceramics by selected Western Cape artists are on offer to the discerning buyer. 34 Ryneveld Str, Stellenbosch. T. 021 887 8343

Prince Albert


Prince Albert Gallery Established in 2003, the Prince Albert Gallery always has an eclectic mix of art on display. From George Coutouvidis’s quirky post-modern cartoonism to Guy du Toit’s striking bronzes 57 Church Str, Prince Albert. T. 023 541 1057 C. 082 749 2128 (Brent)

Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery Representing a wide variety of established and up-and-coming South African artists.19 Swellengrebel str, Swellendam. T. 028 5142905 C. 082 4349291

Somerset West Dante Art & Decor A modern Art Gallery since 1995. Proudly South African Art, Ceramics, Gifts & Decor. Furnishing your home with a modern touch of Beauty. Waterstone Village shop 37, Somerset West. C. 084 700 9196, Gallery 91 Supporting established and upcoming Artists. Showing an ever-changing selection of Fine Art, Ceramics, Gifts, Décor and Functional Art. 91 Andries Pretorius Street. Somerset West. T. 021 852 6700 C. 084 441 7233

Villiersdorp Dale Elliott Art Gallery Leaders of the painting course concept in South Africa! 80 Main Rd, Villiersdorp. T. 028 840 2927 www.elliottartonline.

Wilderness Beatrix Bosch Studio Unique works in leather as well as paintings & photography can be viewed at her studio. 57 Die Duin, Wilderness. T. 044 877 0585 Pharoah Art Gallery The gallery features an exquisite collection of Peter Pharoah’s fine art originals & prints including rich colourful portraits, unforgettable African wildlife and bold textured abstracts that are inspired by his travels around Africa. Wilderness Centre, George Road, Wilderness T. 044 877 0265 C. 076 976 2629

Farmhouse for Rent Open-plan, modern, two bedroom farmhouse on a 8500ha private game reserve. Situated in the Adelaide area in the Eastern Cape. R3,000 p/m. For more information, contact Chris:

SA ART TIMES. August 2012

John Meyer: Teasing me so, mixed media on canvas R 415 000. On show at The Everarde Read’s Winter Show, CT



Kwazulu- Natal Durban The African Art Centre Opening 15 August – 2 September, “Contemporary Voices” includes works by 10 artists from KwaZulu Natal and features paintings, sculptures and ceramics. 94 Florida Rd, Durban. T. 031 312 3804/5 ArtSPACE Durban 30 July – 4 August, d’Urban d’Art Exchange and Artists Choice Award. 6 August – 10 August, “The Artist’s Eye” Watercolour Society of KZN Exhibition. 13 August – 1 September, “Inspiration 3” – Group sculpture exhibition. 3 Millar Rd, Stamford Hill, Durban. T.031 312 0793 Christie’s International Auctioneers. Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant. T 031 207 8247 The Collective 30 July – 18 August, “Follow Your Art 2012” - Annual exhibition showcasing artists surrounding the theme of Street art and culture. Artists from Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. 20 August – 25 August, Icy Rose Fashion Launch. 27 August – 15 September, Printmaking - group of 7 students from Centre for Visual Art, UKZN Pietermartizburg. 48b Florida Rd, (entrance in 4th Avenue) Greyville, Durban. T. 031 303 4891 Elizabeth Gordon Gallery A gallery situated in vibrant Florida Road, offering a variety of SA art. Stockists of Dave Tomlinson bronzes. 120 Florida Road, Durban T. 031 303 8133

Underberg The Underberg Studio Set in a delightful garden facing the mountains, the gallery specializes in South African Fine Art landscape photography & Ceramics. Owned by photographer Lawrance Brennon and his potter wife, Catherine Brennon, the gallery is regularly updated with their latest work. 21 Ridge Rd, Underberg. Signage from R617 T. 033 701 2440 / 072 141 9924 / 082 872 7830

Eastern Cape Alexandria

Elaine Savage - “[Native Study]” on show at NMMAM, Port Elizabeth show entitled: “Melting Pot”

Quin Gallery & Sculpture Garden Enjoy refreshments under the jacaranda tree while enjoying the sculptures of international sculptor Maureen Quin. 5 Suid Str, Alexandria, Eastern Cape, following the signs from the main street.T. 046 6530121 C. 082 7708000

Ron Belling Art Gallery 1 – 27 August, “Clare Menck: Hidden Life” Twenty years of painting 1990-2010. 30 Park Drive, P.E. T. 041 586 3973

East London

Northern Cape

Ann Bryant Gallery Opening 2 August @ 6:30 at the Coach House, “The Peep Show” an exhibition of works in miniature. Exhibition closes: Saturday 18 August.23 August - 22 September, “Paper Cuttings from Shaanxi” and “Selected Chinese Prints of the 20th Century”. 9 St. Marks Rd, Southernwood, East London. T. 043 722 4044 Floradale Fine Art Gallery A newly opened gallery at the Floradale complex showcasing a wide variety of works by local artists including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, mixed-media, photography as well as jewellery & decorative arts. Floradale Centre, Old Gonubie Rd, Beacon Bay. T. 043 740 2031 C. 078 294 7252

Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery On exhibition over Gariep Kunstefees 30 August – 30 September: Work from the WHAG collection, Dutch, Flemish, British and French work. A selection of drawings from the contemporary SA WHAG collection. Malcolm Payne – ‘Face Value’, and exhibition of graphic prints on loan from Oliewenhuis, Bloemfontein. 10th Annual David Walters and Friends Ceramic Exhibition in the newly opened Bonnie Ntshalintshali Ceramic Wing. 1 Cullinan Crescent, Civic Centre, Kimberley. T. 053-8311724/5

Malcolm Dewey Fine Art Ongoing exhibition of oil paintings by Malcolm Dewey plus works by a selection of local artists. 60 Darlington Rd, Berea, East London. T. 043 7260421 Vincent Art Gallery The gallery houses an exceptional collection of fine arts, sculptures, blown glass, ceramics, exclusive jewellery and decor items. 2 Donald Rd, Vincent, East London. T. 043 726 4356

Port Elizabeth Work by Malala Andrialavidrazana, KZNSA Gallery

KZNSA Gallery 31 July - 19 August in the Main Gallery, “Echoes (from Indian Ocean)” by French artist of Malagasy origin, Malala Andrialavidrazana.31 July - 19 August 2012in the Mezzanine Gallery, Intellectual Property Exhibition. 166 Bulwer Rd, Glenwood. T. 031 277 1705 Tamasa Gallery A small commercial gallery, Tamasa exhibits a broad variety of contemporary KZN artists. 36 Overport Drive, Berea, Durban. T. 031 207 1223

Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery Opening 16 August @ 18h00, “Lumo” a solo exhibition of recent works by Dr Valerie Leigh in the Schreiner Gallery. Closes: 17h00 Sunday 7 October. On show until 2013, in the First Floor Galleries, South African Landscapes: “Storm in the Wheatfields” - History of the Tatham Art Gallery 1903 to 1974. Cnr of Chief Albert Luthuli (Commercial) Rd & Church Str. (Opposite City Hall) Pietermaritzburg. T. 033 392 2801


ArtEC 31 July - 10 August, Eric and Annie Eatwell’s exhibition. 31 July – 10 August, PE Heritage Exhibition. Opening 14 August, the PE Woodturner’s Guild Exhibition, runs until 24 August. Opening 28 August, TAXI Exhibition that will be curated by Bamanye Ngxale, runs until the 7 September. 36 Bird Str, P.E. T. 041 585 3641 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum 7 July – 30 September, “Melting Pot” artworks such as Indian miniatures, Chinese textiles, Japanese wood-cuts, Xhosa beadwork, British oil paintings, International prints and everything else in between. 18 July – 5 August, “Mandela Day Exhibition” Artists were asked to submit an artwork of Nelson Mandela in celebration of Mandela Day. The exhibition is to not only celebrate Mandela Day, but to promote the diversity of art produced in Nelson Mandela Bay. 26 July – 5 September, 2012 Standard Bank Young Artist – Mikhael Subotzsky’s exhibition, “Retinal Shift” investigates the practice and mechanics of looking while not seeing – in relation to the history of Grahamstown, the history of photographic devices and Subotzky’s own history as an artist. Please note parental guidance is advised for younger viewers. Opening times: Weekdays: 09h00 – 17h00 (closed Tues mornings). Saturdays & Sundays: 13h00 – 17h00, Public holidays: 14h00 – 17h00. First Sunday of the month: 09h00 – 14h00. 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth. T. 041 506 2000

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Josh GoldBloom, Christiaan Barnard, Sally Leslie, Peter Sullivan. / Michael Mol, Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe, Jacqui Mol / Opening of Show




Antonio Vukman, Craig Carty, Dr Ian Martin / Candice Paine, Helena Conradie, Barbara Erni / Dr Fred Scott, Stefan Hundt, Hayden Proud, Kobie Hamman

Ester Lamprecht, Helen O’Conner / Jack Rosevitz, Alan Demby / Janre Reeckert, Alet Du Plessis


Gabriel Clark-Brown, Theo Paul Vorster and Julian Myburgh, Gabriel’s off the cuff speech, Rust en Vrede’s Hamlin with Gabriel Clark-Brown






Exhibiting Tertia le Roux and Carlo Visser/ Braham van Zyl Johan Louw / Pieter Bruwer (leaving), Hannalie Taute (middle), Cobis Wilson (front), Sandra Hanekom (front), Brahm Van Zyl TERRA PERICOLOSA - FRIED CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, PRETORIA EXHIBITION BY TONY FREDRIKSSON, WHITE RIVER


At the opening of the French Masters Exhibition / Braka plays at the opening/ Minister Paul Mashatile and Guest

Dignitaries at the opening / Curator Sylvie Ramond speaks

(Far Right) Standard Bank CEO Jacko Maree and exhibition curator Sylvie Ramond


Elodye Devids in Sandra Lorenzi’s Cabinet de reflexion / Visitors with Rohini Devasher’s Arboreal in background



FNB Joburg Art Fair 2012 5 years old and better than ever From 7 – 9 September, Exhibition 2 at the Sandton Convention Centre will be transformed to house the largest selection of African contemporary art to buy and view under one roof. The FNB Joburg Art Fair has been running annually since 2008, and the 2012 program will be bigger than ever. The Art Fair has been selected as a partner project by the French South Africa Season, as well as a flagship event in the Arts Alive program. Together these partnerships help us to bring the visitors a more international Art Fair, as well as many exciting local Special Projects. For the fifth incarnation of this annual visual arts platform, Artlogic has curated and selected 24 galleries, 9 special projects and will be supporting four developmental programs. For the first year, the Art Fair has reached out to the world of architecture to design a spectacular centre piece. Architect Sarah Calburn has designed a structure that will house our wine estates as well as some of our Special Projects. We will once again offer Pommery Champagne in the Wanted Lounge and Mastrantonio will be taking care of our deli offering. In addition we have invited Tokara, Idiom, Meerlust, Delaire, Bartiney and Glencarlou to sell wine, and so add to the conviviality of the Fair. FNB Art Prize winner announced This year will see the second FNB Art Prize. The judges for this year’s FNB Art Prize were Fiona Rankin-Smith and Julia Charlton of the Wits Art Museum, Paula Aisemberg of la Maison Rouge, and Ross Douglas and Cobi Labuscagne from Artlogic. The winner will receive a R100 000 cash prize as well as a booth in which to showcase her work at this year’s Fair. All galleries that take part in the Fair were given the opportunity to submit one of their artists. Special Focus on Video Art 2012 Together with our partners, Artlogic presents the work by four video artists at this year’s Fair. Bridget Baker will show, Only Half Taken, which is a 16mm film installation comprising two sets of footage spliced and shared between projectors. Through the use of repetition and mechanically produced loops these two seemingly incongruous and fragmented sequences evidence the artist’s efforts to explore histories of failed utopias. Please refer to the attached press release for more information. Fair Featured Artist Artlogic and the Stevenson gallery present Deborah Poynton as this year’s Featured Artist. Poynton’s work entitled Arcadia comprises 11 paintings hung together tightly in a single room and creates the sense of standing in a decayed concrete folly at twilight and looking out through the pillars into a liminal, overgrown landscape that surrounds the viewer on all sides. Please refer to the attached press release for more information. Pirelli Special Project: Pieter Hugo Pieter Hugo has been commissioned by Pirelli to produce a series of artworks exploring the notion of natural beauty. John Berger writes: “To be naked is to be oneself. To be nude is to be seen naked by others and yet not recognized for oneself. A naked body has to be seen as an object in order to become a nude.” At the Salon of 1865 Édouard Manet presented his Olympia to the Parisian public. Manet eschewed conceptions of Venus and thus departed from the canonical understanding of the female nude. Crowds and critics were shocked by the absence of idealism. Pieter Hugo abandons the type of conventional nude romanticised by the Pirelli Calendar. This series rejects idealism, negotiates realism, subverts the classical and erotic traditions, and thwarts the scopophilia of the male gaze. Please refer to the attached press release for more information.

French South Africa Season The France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 are an initiative conceived and facilitated by the governments of the two countries to give the people of France and South Africa an opportunity to understand each other better through cultural, scientific, sport, education and business engagement.The French Season in South Africa runs from June to November 2012 and comprises more than 100 exhibitions, performances, film screenings, literary events, workshops, conferences and round tables. The South African Season in France will take place in the second half of 2013. Visit: Arts Alive Taking place in Johannesburg this September. The bid to run and manage the annual Joburg Arts Alive International Festival has been won by the Cut to Black Media Consortium, a collection of arts practitioners across the various disciplines – from theatre, dance, music through to fine arts. Consortium leader Lesley Hudson of Cut to Black Media explains “Our approach was to work on a ‘best of breed’ principle when it came to the group - we were extremely rigorous in selecting individuals who we knew would deliver an incredible programme for Arts Alive - we’re thrilled that the City of Joburg felt the same way. The entire team is excited to put together our first Arts Alive programme – we’ve been brainstorming, debating and planning hard- September cannot come fast enough!” Spier Special Project As part of the FNB Joburg Art Fair’s program of partnering with collectors, Spier will be presenting Tamlin Blake at this year’s Fair. In this exhibition Blake shows her latest work - a series of tapestries woven from recycled, handspun newspaper. Created by Blake over an extended and labour-intensive period of time, the collection of tapestry artworks are created from sheets of newspaper that are transformed into “… coloured ‘yarns’ by dying the paper, cutting it into narrow strips, joining the strips and spinning them on a homemade drop spindle to create a relatively strong, textured thread.” NIROX Special Project The NIROX Foundation has for the past 6 years hosted artists in residency from many different disciplines, countries and cultural backgrounds. The NIROX Sculpture Park has exhibited solo and group shows by local and international artists. “One of our residency programs for 2012 is a collaboration with the Centre for Indian Studies (CISA) at Wits, the Fica Foundation in New Delhi and the Life Collection – an artist’s exchange run by the 12 Decades Hotel in the Maboneng Precinct . The program provides NIROX residencies for two Indian artists, with city digs at 12 Decades Hotel, and travel costs provided by CISA. At this year’s Fair Nirox will present Mithu Sen. Mithu Sen has recently spent 5 productive and stimulating weeks moving between the Cradle of Humankind and the city. She produced paintings, photographs, a video and an impromptu performance, from which a selection will be shown at the fair. Her connection to the local environment was instant and electric. Having recently shown with acclaim at Espace Louis Vuitton, Taipei, curated by Fumio Nanjo, she is currently preparing her next solo show at the new Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum at the Michigan State University, designed by Zaha Hadid.” Galleries: Gallery Momo, Johannesburg, Jack Bell, London, Fred Gallery, London, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, Cape Town, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, New York, Gallery Art on Paper, Johannesburg, Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, Cape Town, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Brundyn and Gonsalves, Cape Town, BaileySeippel Gallery, Johannesburg, Galerie Boudian Lebon, Paris, Kijk Galerie, Paris, Art EG, Equatorial Guinea, Ed Cross, London, Art Space Gallery, Johannesburg, Rooke Gallery, Galerie Galea, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, South of France, Erdman Contemporary, Omenka Gallery, ART CO Gallery, Heart Galerie The FNB Joburg Art Fair is an ARTLOGIC event 235a Jan Smuts Avenue Parktown North, 2193, Johannesburg VAT Number: 4780226884


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Kentridge, Goldblatt Headline Prince Albert Art Festival (PArt) Friday 28 - Sunday 30 September 2012

Exhibiting Artists include : Sally Arnold, Philip W. Badenhorst, Hennie Boshoff and the Villa Kruger, Louis Botha, David Chancellor, Neels Coetzee, George Coutouvidis, Sheila Coutouvidis, Guy du Toit, Richard John Forbes, David Goldblatt, Charmaine Haines, Martin Haines, Clive Heyne, Lesley-Ann Hoets, Diane Johnson-Ackerman, William Kentridge, Estelle Marais, Nico Masemola, Gill Maylam, Diane McLean, JP Meyer, Joshua Miles, Hekkie Moos, Hylton Nel, Hermann Niebuhr, Samantha Reinders, Mikhael Subotzky, Hannalie Taute, Jill Trappler, Christine Thomas, Shany van den Bergh, Strijdom van der Merwe, Michael Vlok, Gareth Williams, Derek McKenzie, Alex Hamilton, Alf Gundersen (retrospective). In addition to the Gallery, housed in the historic Seven Arches Building, other venues around the architecturally acclaimed village will be in use. “We wanted to include as much of the town as possible,” said Gallery owner Brent Phillips-White. “We’ll be offering lectures and workshops as well as the exhibitions in some of these venues.” He said art lovers will find work by painters, photographers, ceramicists, print-makers, sculptors and land artists at the festival. Prince Albert Gallery co-director, Mary Anne Botha explained: “The arid Karoo is vulnerable to climate change and human intrusion. Water for food and settlement is scarce. Fossil water held in deep aquifers is irreplaceable. New work will be on display by David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Hylton Nel and Hermann Niebuhr. Other artists exhibiting include Standard Bank Artist of the Year 2012 Mikhael Subotzky, internationally celebrated Philip W. Badenhorst and land artist Strijdom van der Merwe. An exhibition will be curated featuring Karoo artists’ response to the threat of fracking. Workshops will be on offer by photographer Louis Botha, Jill Trappler and reduction woodblock printmaker Joshua Miles. Prominent paleontologist Judy Maguire and artist JP Meyer will offer lectures in the evenings. And the town’s recreational cooking school, African Relish, will have a special weekend cooking course uniting JP Meyer and Chef and designer Jacques Erasmus for From Palate to Palette. Other restaurants around the village will host dinners with artists. David Goldblatt: Bluegums

The Gallery will be updating its website with any additions to the programme.

To mark the town’s 250th birthday celebration and the Prince Albert Gallery’s tenth anniversary, more than 30 of South Africa’s most renowned visual artists will be participating in the village’s first Art Festival. The festival is scheduled for the weekend of the 28th of September 2012 and interrogates the theme of The Vulnerable Landscape. Artists will explore all aspects of landscape: interiors, the mind, urban renewal and destruction, the veld and closer to home, the beautiful and vast landscapes of the Karoo.


The town’s accommodation fills up quickly. To book: For further information contact: Brent Phillips-White Tel: +27 (0) 23 5411 057 Mobile: +27 (0) 82 749 2128

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Untapped natural beauty: Prince Albert is known for its natural Karoo beauty, breathtaking Swartberg Pass, clean, friendly town with quality restaurants, accommodation. Prince Albert Gallery is well run and has a surprising collection of local and national artists. Prince Albert is close to other towns including Carlitzdorp and Oudtshoorn

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Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival 2012 24-26 August 2012 The historic Cape Winelands town of Tulbagh is hosting its annual Spring Arts Festival over the weekend of 24-26 August 2012, celebrating the arts in all their varied forms. The festival also co-incides with the spring wildflowers, which include several varieties of rare endemic bulbs that only flower in the Tulbagh valley.

Final official program to be released on Monday the 30th July. Please check the website and or For more information please contact Jayson Clark on 023 230 11 71 or

ABUNDANCE Tulbagh is known as ‘the valley of abundance’ and thus this year’s theme is a reminder of all that the valley has to offer. Once again, a variety of events have been organised - from choral and classical performances to all types of visual, painted and graphic art as well as a feature on land art with exciting outdoor installations.. A varied programme is on offer, set in a beautiful town with incredible architecture, food, wine and mountain views.

Strijdom Van der Merwe.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS · Accomplished festival headliner Strijdom VD Merwe is unveiling an ambitions land art instillation on Galgaheuwel. · Six Classical Instrumental, Choral Performances and an Opera Gala Concert by Janelle Visagie and other accomplished professional SA artists · Performances by Derek Gripper and Elvis Blue at the Saronsberg Theatre · Savour Church Street & Village Art Route’s 24 exhibiting venues, with featured 43 participating artists including Joshua Miles, Solly Smook, Gretta Mc Mahon, Anthea Delmotte, MJ Lourens · “When art meets wine”. Meander through seven Exhibiting Wine Farms in the valley and admire their art collections, including Saronsberg, Lemberg & Drostdy Hof · Open & Secret Gardens and Homes · Spring Floral Trail in the Galgaheuwel Local reserve. Easy walk up to lookout hut through Rinosterveld and the spring bulbs for which Tulbagh is known. · Photographic Excursions, Master Classes, Meet the Artists, · Master class presented by renound artist Derric van Rensberg. 25 Aug 10am R450 pp including wine & cheese platter · Schools and Community talent shows and exhibitions · Art & Antiques Auction by Carl Stassen Auctioneers at Manley Wine Lodge. 130 lots of art, antiques and collectables under go the hammer. · Explore four Museums open among the 32 National Monuments of Church Street · Rumble in the Arts & Crafts Market, examining the high quality products hand made in South Africa, as well as smart Food Emporium and up market Take Away Stalls

The Featured artist for this year’s Drostdyhof Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival is the well acclaimed Stellenbosch based land artist, Strijdom Van der Merwe. Strijdom’s art is beautiful, quietly serene without interfering with nature’s own expansive artistry. ‘Trying to compete with the beauty of nature would be insane,’ he explains. For the Drostdyhof Tulbagh Spring Arts festival Van der Merwe will be working with local and visiting School Children from different social backgrounds to create a spectacular artwork on Galgeheuwel, in the Galgeheuwel reserve. The week of the festival runs hand in hand with the blooming of Red Ixias. The artist’s concept is the intervention of the creator in celebrating the natural beauty and enhancing the fact that the hill become in bloom with red flowers. Because the art work is not permanent, it will only attract attention towards the natural beauty for the duration of the festival. The instillation on Galgeheuwel will encourage people to walk the hill and then discover the blooming bulbs. As is the case in many of his other works, this work aims to emphasize the beauty of nature and to leave a reminder behind of the fragile world we live in. Along with a Master class that Strijdom will be giving to the learners, he will also be conducting a walk-through with members of the public in a typical questionanswering session in explanation of his work. Classical Music Concerts at Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival 2012 14 Stations of the Cross with Winand Grundling (organ) Friday 24 August – 21h00 – Dutch Reformed Church Tulbagh – R60 Sulayman Human Piano Recital Saturday 25 August – 11h30 – Oudekerk Church Museum – R60 Stoltz-Kerrod DuoMusic for Flute and Harp Saturday 25 August– 14h00 – Manley’s Chapel – R60 Drostdy Hof Opera Gala Concert Saturday 25 August – 18h00 – Drostdy Museum – R90 TygerbergCamerata Sunday 26 August– 11h30 –Dutch Reformed Church– R80 Abraham Mennen Classical Saxophone Sunday 26 August – 15h00 – Oudekerk Church Museum – R60 Classical Concert Tickets available from

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