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Elrie Joubert

Winner of The Absa L’Atelier Art Award 2012


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Henri Matisse, Jeune femme en blanc, fond rouge (Modèle allongé, robe blanche). Young woman in white, red background (Reclining model, white dress) Lyon, musée des Beaux-Arts, dépôt du Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre de la création industrielle, Paris (dation Pierre Matisse, 1993)

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ART TIMES | EDITORIAL

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EDITORIAL Murray Macaulay, Head of the Prints Department of Christie’s (London) dropped by to visit me at The SA Print Gallery to discuss amongst other things their Multiplied Art Fair. Being a Rhodes Art School graduate, Murray was no stranger to these shores, and we had a great time chatting about, you guessed it, South African Printmaking. Despite the current economic downturn, I have never experienced an artistic energy where artists, galleries, art festivals, even art routes are networking in promoting solid and quality art like never before. The culling of art related jobs, knowledge and skills in this time is truly tragic, however I have never met artists who are so determined to make art and to want to make art so badly. Many artists that I met now know that they simply have to stick it out and make really great art, not for money spinners, but that this is simply who they are - boom or bust times come and go, but at the end of the day, its about the art that determines their identity, place in the world. Looking back most artists- have lived in dangerous times, its how they have continued, despite the odds, that we are now truly blessed by their efforts and rich lives.

I am a member of “HARTS” Howick Art Society and recently HARTS donated all their old Art Times to EnableArt. What a eye-opener! The art scene in SA seems to be booming! I never knew, untill I started to page through these fascinating, exciting, uplifting, inspiring magazines. (even though the word recession is used frequently) Thank you so much for this inspiring publication. I have been a “closet artist” for many years, until events conspired to help me “come out” not least the excellent space I have at my disposal for a studio and gallery. I hope that one day my work and the work of the young artists of EnableArt will merit a page in your fantastic magazine. Attached find a pic of us, hard at work! Regards, WP van Heerden.

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THE BAG FACTORY CELEBRATES 21 YEARS / NEWS | ART TIMES

The Bag Factory celebrates 21 Years At the beginning of August 2012 the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios celebrates its 21st anniversary with 21BF, a restrospective exhibition of over 35 of studio artists at the Bag Factory over the years. This article considers the origins of this seminal visual-arts institution. In the 1980’s South Africa was in the throes of restrictive cultural policies, with the State preventing people of different racial backgrounds from openly working together. The global dissatisfaction with Apartheid brought about an international cultural boycott, shutting South Africans off from the rest of the world. Artists endeavoured to work together ‘under-the-radar’ of the government, often through arts organisations. One such organisation was the Johannesburg Art Foundation founded by Bill Ainslie, a space where artists from all backgrounds could study and grow together. Artist and activist David Koloane studied under Bill Ainslie and continued to work at the Foundation. Their efforts caught the eye of the Triangle Workshops and both were invited to participate in the second international workshop in upstate New York. The Triangle workshops offered a creative environment that encouraged non-restrictive and co-creative platform for artists from diverse backgrounds to learn and grow by interacting with one another. Seeing a model that would overcome the cultural restrictions in South Africa, Koloane, Ainslie and Triangle founder Robert Loder, initiated the Thupelo workshops in South Africa in 1985. While Thupelo offered and continues to offer, vital opportunities for artists Koloane was still deeply concerned with the impact of racisim and segregation on township artists and lobbied for a more permanent studio space in Johannesburg from which they could practise. In the early 1990s Koloane and Robert Loder began a nonprofit artists collective called the Fordsburg Artists’ Studios. The project was started mainly to offer much needed studio space to marginalised visual-artists from the townships, but also as a permanent workshop in the ethos of Triangle. In 1991 Loder purchased an old bag manufactory in Johannesburg on the edge of Newtown, nestled in the wedge that joins Mahlatini Street and Barney Simon road and the space was gradually converted into visual artists studios. As funds were limited the SA ART TIMES. August 2012

building only had cusory non-cosmetic modifications and until recently the studios still sported the signeage of the original ‘Speedy Bags Ltd’ on the front of the building. As a result the Fordsburg Artists’ Studios became commonly known by its trading name ‘Bag Factory Artists’ Studios’. Over the past 21 years the organisation has changed from its begining as a humble, open-plan warehouse into a respected and valued international visual-arts centre sporting 18 individual studio spaces, a gallery, and a number of complimentary programmes, including their visiting artists programme and professional practise workshops. Apart from Koloane himself, the studios have been occupied by numerous artists many who have become internationally recognised. Artists who have had studios at the Bag Factory include Sam Nhlengethwa, Pat Mautloa, Kay Hassan, Tracey Rose, Penny Siopis, Kendel Geers and Joachim Schoenfeldt. 21BF will open at the Bag Factory in August. Opening night Details: Date: 3 August 2012 Venue: Bag Factory Artists Studios, 10 Mahlatini Street, Fordsburg Time: 17:30 Dates: 3rd August – 10th September 2012 The Exhibition will run through the month of August. Please keep your eyes on our facebook page for more details: BagFactoryArt. For more information please contact the Bag Factory 011 834 9181 or email info@bagfactoryart.org.za

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ART TIMES | NEWS / 5 MIN INTERVIEW WITH 2012 ABSA L’ATELIER AWARD - GERARD SEKOTO WINNER: BAMBO SIBIYA

Bambo Sibiya Q&A’s for 2012 Absa L’Atelier Award - Gerard Sekoto Award Winner Q. Could you tell us more about your subject and medium that you work with? A. My work talks about the general issues that are affecting women in our country but my biggest focus is in the location I live in ( Kwa-Thema). It also celebrates their power, how the challenge life and overcome obstacles . The medium I use in most cases is linocut, it is bold and power full. Its a statement from a distance. It draws lot of attention and it also work as an advertising medium so it makes it easy for me to put the massage across. Q.How long have you been a practicing artist and were can we see more of your work and ideas? A.I’ve been doing it since the early age as far as I can remember but I had to take it professional so it is been five year in the industry and tree years specializing in printmaking. You can see my work at the Gallery2 in Parkwood, The Artroom, Everard Read Gallery, Artist Proof Studio and the Absa Gallery. Q.Do you think given the amazing APS show at JAG we are entering another Golden age of printmaking in South Africa, are there some artist

– printmakers that we should watch? A.Yes off course it is the golden age of printmaking in South Africa, Artist Proof Studio had more than 600 printmakers show casing, more than 3000 audience and big collector in the show it was amazing to get so much attention as printers. Q.Given Kentridges Blue Head print selling for R 779 000 last year do you think that it’s a matter of time were we see a South Africa print sell for more that a million rand and the level of prices for SA prints increase? A.It will be long before a print will go for that price in South Africa, but most definitely SA printers are getting what they deserve for their prints, I also believe that a print shouldn’t sell at a very high prince since it is an additional work, so a printer can definitely make a million selling an entire addition at a good price for a good work. Artist you should be looking at now are, Themba Khumalo a printer specializing in etching, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Minenkulu Ngoyi, Senzo Shabangu and Jaco van schalkwyk a Absa top ten last year and the best up an coming painter I know. C

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ART TIMES | NEWS / ABSA L’ATELIER AWARD WINNER: ELRIE JOUBERT Q&A’ s

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ABSA L’ATELIER AWARD WINNER: ELRIE JOUBERT Q&A’ s / NEWS | ART TIMES

Questions and answers for the 2012 Absa L’Atelier Award Winner: Elrie Joubert Q: Were you somewhat surprised by winning the Absa Atelier Awards, I mean not only you won the award on an installation, you also are from Bloemfontein, does this give you a sense that the Judges are on the ball. A: It has almost been a week now, and I can still not believe that I have actually won the Absa L’Atleier! It feels almost to huge to grasp! But I also feel very proud - especially being the first artist from Bloemfontein to win! From the 77 artists that were selected for the final exhibition, at the Absa Gallery, ten of us were from Bloemfontein, so I definitely think Bloemfontein is on the rise… I was also very surprised that an installation work won, but it goes to show that you should never view a work with preconceived ideas! I think what also makes my work different is that it is an interactive work and that the viewer becomes part of the process. Q. Given the few art prizes in SA what do you feel the winning of the award does for you and your art career, as well as the chance to travel and work in Paris? A. It’s really amazing that corporate companies like Absa work with SANAVA to invest in young artist! By winning this competition I have gained so much exposure and I can’t even start to think how much I will be able to learn and grow from this experience! Paris for 6 months, with free access to galleries and museums, a chance to work full time on my art, and a solo exhibition in the Absa Gallery on my return. This is an amazing opportunity and I truly hope to make the most of it. Q. Given the status and publicity that the award brings, could you tell us more about what your work involves, especially the relationship between you and your choice of medium and message, especially in light of your winning work? A. In my work, Selective Unveiling, I played with the idea of myself, the artist, being a collector, scientist, SA ART TIMES. August 2012

archaeologist and biologist. I decided to reveal a tad of my obsessive nature when it comes to collecting objects as my ‘scientific side’ needs to document and categorize everything and my ‘artist side’ playing with the fictional possibilities and aesthetic side of a collection and collecting system. As an obsessive collector I’m constantly on the lookout, especially on our family farm near Brandfort, for small natural objects laying around. I see it as my duty to preserve and ‘save’ these objects. This is all part of my private self and when I decided to open up this side by means of my art, I also opened myself up for possible critique and judgment . For this reason I brought in the microscope and projector in my work. A microscope is usually seen as a very private and intimate viewing device, reserved for one person, but by connecting it to a real time projector, the viewer is also robbed of their privacy. Q. What are you currently doing and how do you what to go from here, do you have exhibitions planned, were can we see more of your ideas and work? A. I am currently a lecturer in Drawing and History of Graphic design at MGI’s Bloemfontein campus and plan to take sabbatical leave for my 6 months stay in Paris. I am in a fortunate position to be in a working environment where I can have the opportunity to teach and still have time to do research and work on my art. On my return from Paris, as part of my L’Atelier prize, I will have the opportunity for a solo exhibition in the Absa Gallery during 2014. Apart from going to Paris next year, I am also working on a collaborated exhibition with USA artist Brian Collier, that will take place in New York, next year February (sponsored by the Friends Academy (NY) and The Arts and Culture Trust (RSA)). If you would like to see more of my work in the meantime, you are welcome to “like” my Facebook page “Elrie Joubert – Artist / Collector” where you will be able to join me in my exciting journey in the future.

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ABSA L’ATELIER ART AWARD 2012 TOP 10 AWARDS

JOUBERT, ELRIE: Selective unveiling, Mixed media, 200 cm x 200 cm x 140 cm

NKOSI, MAHLOMOLA JOSIAH : My 1st bridge to Johannesburg. My last bridge home, Linoprint

Pip Curling: Esther Nyamayaro (detail)

SMITH, KARIN SUZANNE : Tread carefully, Bronze and mixed media installation SIBIYA, BAMBO : Mama Uyimbohodo III, Linocut, drypoint and embossing

SPRAWSON, ANDREW DUNCAN : Car guard, Ballpoint pen

NEKHAVHAMBE, MBAVHALELO : Conversations with a dead tree, Video

LIEBENBERG, NINA : Forest, Echinacea angustifolia tea, 11x framed pieces

Human River

Paintings by Cyril Coetzee, Pip Curling and Kennett Sinclair

MIELKE, HEIDI JANICE : Have you any wool, Photographic print JOHNSTON, MANDY : Coir, Coir, rope, charcoal and Fabriano

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ART TIMES | FEATURE / MARC GLASER

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 www.galleryaop.com 19


GALLERY GUIDE | FREE STATE, GAUTENG

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 karen.marais@nasmus.co.za www.nasmus.co.za

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 www.artandwine.co.za 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 www.bloudonki.co.za 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 www.johansmith.co.za

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 www.aliceart.co.za 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 www.bagfactoryart.org.za Christie’s International Auctioneers. Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant. T 031 207 8247 Gillian.gsb@mweb.co.za www.christies.com

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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 www.circaonjellicoe.co.za 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@everard.co.za www.everard-read.co.za 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 info@gallery2.co.za www.gallery2.co.za 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 www.galleryaop.com 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 info@gallerymomo.com www.gallerymomo.com 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 www.goodman-gallery.com 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 www.grahamsgallery.co.za 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 www.16halifaxart.co.za 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 megan@intotogallery.co.za www.intotogallery.co.za 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 info@isisgallery.co.za www.isisgallery.co.za 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 tinym@joburg.org.za www.joburg.org.za 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 gallery@wssa.org.za www.wssa.org.za Market Photo Workshop 20 June – 8 August, “uMama” an exhibition by Jabulani Dhlamini. 2 President str, Newtown, entrance Bus Factory T. 011 834 1444 www.marketphotoworkshop.co.za 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 www.rkauctioneers.co.za Sandton Auctioneers Fine Art, Furniture, Carpets & Collectables. Showroom: No 8 Burnside Ave, Craighall Park, Jhb. T. 011 501 3360 www.sandtonauctioneers.com 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 www.standardbankarts.co.za 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 www.stephanwelzandco.co.za 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. jhb@stevenson.info www.stevenson.info Strauss & Co. Fine Art Auctioneers & Consultants. Country Club Johannesburg, Corner Lincoln Rd & Woodlands Drive, Woodmead. T. 079 407 5140 jhb@straussart.co.za www.straussart.co.za 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 www.uj.ac.za/artscentre 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. www.bamboo-online.co.za

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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 alan@whg.co.za www.thewhitehousegallery.co.za

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 www.artwessels.co.za 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 www.artsassociationpta.co.za 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 www.brooklyntheatre.co.za www.jennyboon.wordpress.com 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 art@friedcontemporary.com www.friedcontemporary.com 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 Jennifer@frontroomart.co.za www.frontroomart.co.za Gallery Michael Heyns The Gallery has moved to 194 Haley Str, Weavind Park, Pretoria. T. 012 804 0869 michael@michaelheyns.co.za www.michaelheyns.co.za 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 www.kievitskroon.co.za 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 art.museum@tshwane.gov.za www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za

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 print@artistspress.co.za www.artists-press.net

Sandton Auctioneers Fine Art, Furniture, Carpets & Collectables. Showroom: 367 Lynnwood Rd, Menlo Park, Pretoria. T. 012 460 6000 sandtonauctioneers@telkomsa.net www.sandtonauctioneers.com

The Loop Art Foundry & Sculpture Gallery A collaboration and network for the avid art patron and collector as well as a full service facility for the artist. 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 theloop@worldonline.co.za www. tlafoundry.co.za

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 anastasi@iafrica.com www.stlorient.co.za 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 museums@up.ac.za www.up.ac.za

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 whiteriverg@gmail.com

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 museums@up.ac.za www.up.ac.za

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 hilton@myconnection.co.za,

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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: 20061374@nwu.ac.za

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 mikek@boardwalkmanor.co.za www.shopat67.com 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 info@dimitrovartgallery.co.za www.dimitrovartgallery.co.za 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. info@dimitrovartgallery.co.za www.dimitrovartgallery.co.za

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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 info@absolutart.co.za www.absolutart.co.za. 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 info@artb.co.za www.artb.co.za/gallery.htm 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 oxleyi1@iafrica.com 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 www.artvark.org 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 art@ava.co.za www.ava.co.za 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 avital.artistinc@gmail.com www.avitallang.com Barnard Gallery 4 July - 10 August, “With Young” sculpture exhibition by Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe. 55 Main St, Newlands. T. 021 671 1666 gallery@barnardgallery.com www.barnardgallery.com 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 info@blankprojects.com www.blankprojects.com 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 info@brundyngonsalves.com www.brundyngonsalves.com 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 web@capegallery.co.za www.capegallery.co.za 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 carmel@global.co.za www.carmelart.co.za 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 gallery@casalabia.co.za www.casalabia.co.za Cedar Tree Gallery Contemporary Fine Art Gallery at Rodwell House. Rodwell Rd, St. James, CT. T. 021 797 9880 cedartreegallery@gmail.com www.cedartreegallery.co.za 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 info@thecellargallery.co.za www.thecellargallery.co.za Christie’s International Auctioneers. Juliet Lomberg, Independent Consultant. T. 021 761 2676 jlomberg@iafrica.com www.christies.com 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 Info@christophermollerart.co.za www.christophermollerart.co.za 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 garthme@iafrica.com Commune.1 Gallery 2 – 30 August, “Ground” by Ledelle Moe and Carol-Anne Gainer. 64 Wale Str, CT. T. 021 423 5600 info@commune1.com www.commune1.com 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, gabby@danteartgallery.co.za www.danteartgallery.co.za 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. info@ebonydesign.co.za www.ebonydesign.co.za 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 galleryinfo@mweb.co.za www.erdmanncontemporary.co.za 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 ctgallery@everard.co.za www.everard-read-capetown.co.za 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 info@34fineart.com www.34fineart.com 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 debbiegrewe@gmail.com 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 di@g2art.co.za www.g2art.co.za

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 gallery@new.co.za www.alldermangallery.co.za 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 cpt@goodman-gallery.com www.goodman-gallery.com 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 info@houtbaygallery.co.za www.houtbaygallery.co.za 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 gallery@infinart.co.za www.infinart.co.za 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 irmastern@uct.ac.za www.irmastern.co.za 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 info@iziko.org.za www.iziko.org.za 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 hproud@iziko.org.za www.iziko.org.za 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 kmooney@iziko.org.za www.iziko.org.za 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. art@johansborman.co.za www.johansborman.co.za 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 lindy@artpro.co.za www.artpro.co.za The Lovell Gallery 17 July - 10 August, The Lovell Gallery Artists Competition Winners Group Exhibition 2012. 139 Albert Rd, Woodstock. T. 021 820 5505 info@lovellgallery.co.za www.lovellgallery.co.za 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 cara.vanderwesthuizen@uct.ac.za www.michaelis.uct.ac.za 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. gallery@thepotluckclub.co.za www.thepotluckclub.co.za

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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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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 theprojectroom@africantradingport.com theprojectroomgallery.blogspot.com 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 red@redthegallery.co.za www.redthegallery.co.za 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 roskorb@icon.co.za www.rosekorberart.com 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 info@rossouwmodern.co.za www.rossouwmodern.co.za Rudd’s Auctioneers Antique, Fine and Decorative Art. 87 Bree Street, CT. T.021 426 0384 info@rudds.co.za www.rudds.co.za 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 rustenvrede@telkomsa.net www.rust-en-vrede.com 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 info@salon91art.co.za www.salon91.co.za

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 info@printgallery.co.za www.printgallery.co.za Sanlam Art Gallery 24 July – 28 Sept, Gerard De Leeuw Centenary Exhibition of bronze sculptures. Sanlam, 2 Strand Rd, Bellville. T. 021 947 3359 sanlamart@sanlam.co.za www.sanlam.co.za 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 info@smacgallery.com www.smacgallery.com StateoftheArt.co.za 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 info@StateoftheArt.co.za, www.StateoftheArt.co.za Stephan Welz & Company Auctioneers of Decorative and Fine Arts. The Great Cellar, The Alphen Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia. T. 021 794 6461 ct@stephanwelzandco.co.za www.stephanwelzandco.co.za 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 cpt@stevenson.info www.stevenson.info Strauss & Co. Fine Art Auctioneers & Consultants. The Oval, 1st Floor Colinton House, 1 Oakdale Rd, Newlands. T. 021 683 6560 ct@straussart.co.za www.straussart.co.za

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 www.ebonydesign.co.za

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 info@holdenmanz.com www.holdenmanz.com Is Art 15 July – 21 October, Franschhoek Artists Group Exhibition. 16 Huguenot Str, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 8443 isart@lqf.co.za www.is-art.co.za

George Hyatt Regency Oubaai “Transitions” a collection of new sculptures by Anton Smit. 406 Herolds Bay Rd,George. T. 044 851 1234 Milissa.els@hyatt.com www.oubaai.regency.hyatt.com Strydom Gallery Selection of SA art to be seen in August.79 Market Str, George. T. 044 874 4027 info@artaffair.co.za www.artaffair.co.za

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 info@abalonegallery.co.za www.abalonegallery.co.za 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 originals@hermanus.co.za 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 originals@hermanus.co.za www.originalshermanus.blogspot.com 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 info@rossouwmodern.co.za www.rossouwmodern.co.za

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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

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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 francois@walkerbayartgallery.co.za www.walkerbayartgallery.co.za

Klein Karoo Sheena Ridley Open Studio and Sculpture Garden Sculptures and Paintings N9 Langkloof near Uniondale, Klein Karoo T. 083 5892881 sheena@ridley.co.za www.ridley.co.za

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 dale@daleelliott.co.za www.daleelliott.co.za www. elliottartonline.wordpress.com 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 gallery@finearts.co.za 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 gallery@finearts.co.za www.finearts.co.za Sally Bekker Art Studio Ongoing exhibition of recent watercolour and oil paintings. Upstairs in the Knysna Mall. C.082 342 3943 sally_bekker@hotmail.com

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 baygallery@xsinet.co.za www.baygallery.co.za

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 janet@artkaroo.co.za www.artkaroo.co.za

Paarl

Stellenbosch

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 zetler@icon.co.za www.houtstreetgallery.co.za

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 saw@remgro.com www.rupertmuseum.org

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 theartbusiness@gmail.com http://theartbusiness.yolasite.com/

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 corliah@sun.ac.za 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 info@smacgallery.com www.smacgallery.com 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 mjg@kingsley.co.za www.stellenboschartgallery.co.za

Prince Albert

Swellendam

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) karoogallery@intekom.co.za www.princealbertgallery.co.za

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 grady@kunstehuijs.com www.kunstehuijs.com

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, gabby@danteartgallery.co.za www.danteartgallery.co.za 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 terry@gallery91.co.za www.gallery91.co.za

Villiersdorp Dale Elliott Art Gallery Leaders of the painting course concept in South Africa! 80 Main Rd, Villiersdorp. T. 028 840 2927 dale@daleelliott.co.za www.daleelliott.co.za www.elliottartonline. wordpress.com

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 www.beatrixbosch.co.za 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 gallery@peterpharoah.com www.peterpharoah.com

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: chris@molweni.com

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

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GALLERY GUIDE | KWA ZULU- NATAL / EASTERN CAPE / NORTHERN CAPE

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 africanartcentre@afri-art.co.za www.afriart.org.za 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 info@artspace-durban.com www.artspace-durban.com Christie’s International Auctioneers. Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant. T 031 207 8247 Gillian.gsb@mweb.co.za www.christies.com 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 thecollectivedurban.blogspot.com 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 joy@elizabethgordon.co.za www.elizabethgordon.co.za

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 bren@yebo.co.za www.underbergstudio.co.za

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 quinart@mweb.co.za www.quin-art.co.za

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 ronbelling@mweb.co.za www.ronbelling.co.za

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 annbryant@intekom.co.za www.annbryant.co.za 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 rwarren@wol.co.za

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 whag@eject.co.za www.whag.co.za

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 art@dewey.co.za www.originalart.co.za 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 vinceart@lantic.net www.vincentartgallery.co.za

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 gallery@kznsagallery.co.za www.kznsagallery.co.za 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 Thulani.Makhaye@msunduzi.gov.za www.tatham.org.za

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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 gallery@artecpe.co.za www.artecpe.co.za 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 artmuseum@mandelametro.gov.za www.artmuseum.co.za

King Goodwill Zwelithini by: Heather Gourlay-Conyngham

SA ART TIMES. August 2012


THE BEST OF THE ABSA l’ATELIER ART AWARDS HELD AT THE ABSA GALLERY, JOHANNESBURG


MARIEKE PRINSLOO-ROWE’S WITH YOUNG SHOW AT THE BARNARD GALLERY, CT

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

ALICE GOLDIN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY LUNCH AT THE CASA LABIA, MUIZENBERG, CT

MANFRED ZYLLA AND JOHANNES PHOKELA’S EXHIBITION OPENINGS AND WALKABOUT OLIEWENHUIS, BLOEMFONTEIN


STEPHAN WELZ AND CO, WITH SANLAM PRIVATE INVESTMENTS PRESENTED A TALK ON BRONZE, JNB

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

SA CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING CURATED BY GABRIEL CLARK-BROWN AT THE RUST EN VREDE GALLERY, DURBANVILLE, CT

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

THE GILL ALLDERMAN GALLERY HOSTED A POP UP SHOW, NEWLANDS, CT


MIKHAEL SUBOTZKY’S RETINAL SHIFT SHOW OPENING, NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL, GRAHAMSTOWN

CLARE MENCK SHOW WALKABOUT NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL, GRAHAMSTOWN

EXHIBITION OF PRINTS BY ARTIST PROOF STUDIO AT GALLERY 2, JOHANNESBURG

FLESH EXHIBITION OPENING @ THE ART BUSINESS, PIKETBERG

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 AT STANDARD BANK GALLERY

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

RENDEZ-VOUS 12 AN EXHIBITION OF INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE LYON BIENNALE. SA NATIONAL GALLERY

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

CAPE PALATE GALLERY, GEORGE


ART TIMES | FEATURE / FNB JOHANNESBURG ART FAIR SEPTEMBER 2012

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: www.francesouthafrica.com 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 info@artlogic.co.za

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ART TIMES | FEATURE / PRINCE ALBERT ART FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 2012

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. www.princealbertgallery.co.za

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.

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The town’s accommodation fills up quickly. To book: www.patourism.co.za For further information contact: Brent Phillips-White karoogallery@intekom.co.za 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 tulbaghtourism.co.za website and http://www.facebook.com/tulbaghspringartsfestival or www.tulbaghtourism.co.za For more information please contact Jayson Clark on 023 230 11 71 or Jayson@cdq.co.za

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 webtickets.co.za


BUSINESS ART | FEATURE / HERBERT VOGEL DIES AT 89

Herbert Vogel, unusual art collector and philanthropist, dies at 89

The artist Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude, back, pose with collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel as they visit the National Gallery of Art for the exhibition “Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the Vogel Collection.” - Patrice Gilbert/krt By MATT SCHUDEL - The Washington Post Herbert Vogel, a retired New York postal worker who, with his wife, Dorothy, created one of the world’s most unlikely — and most significant — collections of modern art, died Sunday at a nursing home in New York City. He was 89. His death was confirmed by Anabeth Guthrie, a spokeswoman for the National Gallery. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed. In April, the Columbia Museum of Art announced a gift of almost 600 works of art from the Vogels, who built a collection of more than 4,500 pieces. The Columbia Museum of Art is the second-largest repository of the Vogel collection, trailing the 1,100 pieces held by the National Gallery of Art in Washington. In 1962, when Vogel and Dorothy Hoffman were married, they came to Washington on their honeymoon and spent several days visiting the National Gallery and other museums. When they returned to New York, they began to buy a few pieces by artists they met, slowly amassing their collection. Unlike many collectors, the Vogels were not wealthy people. They lived and collected their entire lives on their salaries and their pensions. Vogel worked nights sorting mail at New York post offices, and his wife was a reference librarian in Brooklyn. They bargained directly with the artists, sometimes buying on installment, paying as little as $10 a month. Once, they received a collage from Christo in exchange for cat-sitting. The Vogels never talked about how much they paid for a work of art and did not sell a single piece they owned until the National Gallery acquired much of their collection in 1991. Estimates of the collection’s value range well into the millions, but National Gallery officials and others who have seen it decline to give a specific number. “We could have easily become millionaires,” Vogel told the Associated Press in 1992. “We could have sold things and lived in Nice and still had some left over. But we weren’t concerned about that aspect.” When they began collecting in the early 1960s, the Vogels — known to many in the art world simply as “Herb and Dorothy” — concentrated largely on conceptual art and minimalism. It was difficult, edgy work, often with straight lines and little ornamentation, that stood apart from the better-known abstract expressionist and pop art movements. Their first purchase was “Crushed Car Piece” by John Chamberlain, who made sculpture from wrecked auto parts. It was not the sort of art that was in strong demand. The Vogels visited studios and became close friends with many artists, including Sol LeWitt, Richard Tuttle and the husband-and-wife duo of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. They were often the first collectors to open their wallets to buy from unknown artists. Over a period of almost 50 years, the Vogels amassed more than 5,000 works of art, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and pieces that defied classification. “Many millionaire collectors wouldn’t have the nerve to buy the kind of cutting-edge art that the Vogels embraced enthusiastically,” Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Edward J. Sozanski wrote in 1994. The Vogels, Sozanski 42

continued, created “one of the most remarkable American art collections formed in the 20th century, one that covers most of the important developments in contemporary art.” Herb and Dorothy Vogel had three requirements in purchasing art: It had to be inexpensive; it had to be small enough to be carried on the subway or in a taxi; and it had to fit inside their one-bedroom apartment. Over time, the diminutive couple – neither of them much taller than 5 feet – became fixtures in the New York art world. They haunted the city’s galleries and studios, attending as many as 25 art events a week. They studied art magazines and kept in close touch with dozens of artists. “They did not have deep pockets,” Earl A. Powell III, director of the National Gallery of Art, said in an interview. “They did not collect work by marquee artists at the time, but many of them later became well known.” What began on a whim built on small purchases grew into a deep and wide-ranging collection that included many of the leading artists of the past 50 years: Chuck Close, Donald Judd, Robert Mangold, Dan Flavin, Joseph Beuys, Brice Marden, Nam June Paik, Edda Renouf, Edward Ruscha, Robert Ryman, Julian Schnabel, Robert Smithson, Carl Andre, Lynda Benglis, John Baldessari and Jeff Koons. “We never bought anything because we thought it was important,” Vogel told the New York Times in 1992. “We bought things we liked. It’s not about price. It’s about feeling.” The Vogels acted on intuition and personal taste, trusting their instincts rather than the advice of high-priced consultants or galleries. Pat Steir, whose paintings often resemble waterfalls, met the Vogels through LeWitt, an artist noted for his geometric paintings and sculptures. “When they first bought from me, I called Sol and said, ‘What should I charge them?’ ” Steir told W magazine in 2008. “And he said, ‘Take off three zeros and cut the price in half.’ And then they paid month by month on the installment plan.” Artists considered it a privilege to be included in the Vogel Collection and an even greater honor to be invited to the couple’s cramped apartment for a meal. Dorothy Vogel would sometimes offer a TV dinner that she warmed up in the oven. Their small apartment was quickly overrun with art, which hung on the walls and was stacked on the floor and under the bed. They got rid of their sofa and had only enough room to sleep, eat and care for their cats – as many as eight at a time – and the exotic turtles and fish that Vogel kept in aquariums. “They were a couple without children,” said Ruth Fine, a recently retired curator at the National Gallery who has worked with the Vogels since 1987. “The works of art became the absolute focus of their lives.” When Vogel retired from the Postal Service in 1979, he used his pension to buy more art. He and Dorothy began to think about the legacy they wanted to leave the world, and many top museums came calling. On their 25th wedding anniversary in 1987, the Vogels paid a return visit to the National Gallery, where their love affair with art — and with each other — had blossomed. Jack Cowart, the National Gallery’s curator of 20th century art at the time, met the Vogels and visited their home in New York. “It was a very small apartment,” he recently recalled. “It was particularly dark, and it was particularly crammed full of packing crates, folders, artworks and books. Artworks were hanging from the ceiling, and I would hit my head against them. It had turtles and cats. It was astonishing. The collection had taken over the apartment.” After years of negotiations with Cowart and then-director J. Carter Brown, the Vogels agreed to send the heart of their collection to the National Gallery. The terms have never been disclosed, but the deal included both purchases (on the part of the National Gallery) and gifts (from the Vogels). “We wanted to do something for the nation,” Vogel told the Houston Chronicle in 1992. “The National Gallery doesn’t sell works they acquire. They’ll keep the collection together. And they don’t charge admission.” When curators began to catalogue the collection, it took five full-size moving trucks to transport the Vogels’ art to Washington from their apartment. “This was a fabled collection,” said Cowart, who is now executive director of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. “We all knew the National Gallery would never be able to acquire, piece by piece, such an astonishing collection.” SA ART TIMES. August 2012


HERBERT VOGEL DIES AT 89 / FEATURE | BUSINESS ART The National Gallery’s Vogel Collection now contains more than 900 works, and almost 300 more have been promised to the museum. The National Gallery staged major exhibitions drawn from the collection in 1994 and 2001. “Their collection was lovingly formed in a very personal way,” said Powell, the National Gallery director. “They weren’t collecting for the National Gallery of Art. They were collecting for themselves and for an apartment in New York.” Herbert Vogel was born Aug. 16, 1922, in New York City. His father was a tailor, and he grew up mostly in Harlem. He never completed high school. After serving in the Army during World War II, Vogel began working as a postal clerk, sorting mail at various post offices throughout Manhattan. He worked mostly at night, which allowed him to study art history at New York University during the daytime. He never told his coworkers about his interest in art. He married Dorothy Hoffman in 1962. Besides his wife, survivors include a sister. The Vogels took painting classes and had a studio for several years, with the hope of developing careers as abstract expressionists. They gave up their studio when they realized that were more interested in other artists’ work than in their own. They lived simply, eating at neighborhood diners and Chinese restaurants. They stopped traveling to Europe in the 1970s in order to have more money to spend on art. They usually paid cash or worked out novel arrangements with artists. “When they came to the studio, they always came with a wad of cash,” the renowned painter Chuck Close said in a 1992 interview with the New York newspaper Newsday. “You’d always wind up selling something for a fraction of what it was worth.” The Vogels were featured on “60 Minutes” and in a 2008 documentary film by Megumi Sasaki called “Herb and Dorothy.” Their names have been carved in the wall at the entrance to the National Gallery’s West Building alongside those of other major benefactors. After the National Gallery moved out about 2,500 pieces from the Vogels’ apartment in 1990, they filled it with more art over the next 20 years. Vogel could not always articulate why he liked certain works of art more than others or what he looked for when collecting. Sasaki, the director of the 2008 documentary about the Vogels, ended up focusing the camera on his eyes, which instantly grew wide whenever he saw a new artwork that he admired. “I just like art,” Vogel said in 1992. “ I don’t know why I like art. I don’t know why I like nature. I don’t know why I like animals. I don’t know why I even like myself.”

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BUSINESS ART | FEATURE / NEW MARKET DEVELOPEMENTS

New way of documenting the authenticity of your artwork International trend of live bidding catches on in SA Over the last couple of years, a new development has revolutionized the auction world which makes it possible for both collectors and dealers to buy at auctions worldwide via the Internet. The news has now spread to South Africa and following opening of a Cape Town office, much interest has been expressed in the www.the-saleroom. com platform throughout the country. The-saleroom.com is Europe’s leading portal for live art and antiques auctions. Users can search the catalogues of traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ auctioneers. During the auction, users can place their bids over the Internet in real-time, with live audio and video feeds communicating the auction room atmosphere – all from the comfort of their laptop or computer. In 2011 the site hosted over 4,000 catalogues and 1,800 live auctions. It has sold £70m of works of art online, £34m of which was sold in 2011 alone. Today live bidding plays an essential role for auction houses overseas. Collectors value the benefit of being able to search through a massive range of auction catalogues, receive auction alerts or even bid at several auctions simultaneously via the Internet. Buyers can watch and listen to auctions from their own home, office or gallery and buy online at established auctioneers around the world. Auctioneers use the platform to reach a wider international clientele whether they are based in the UK, the USA, Europe, China or in markets such as Australia or South Africa. So, how does it work? It’s simple. An interested buyer can sign up on the website www.the-saleroom.com, free of charge and then browse a vast number of auction catalogues from established auctioneers around the world. The buyer then signs up for a particular sale if the catalogue sparked an interest. The actual live bidding requires a basic Internet connection and PC and can be done from anywhere in the world. Next month’s Art Times will feature live bidding and the platform www.the-saleroom.com in South Africa in more detail. This is a trend that is not to be missed in South Africa. 44

SA art market picks up The Citadel Art Price Index (CAPI) is now up 5.1% for the year to date in 2012, making South Africa one of the best performing art sectors in the world, according to the latest quarterly update of the index released today. “Whilst the equity market improved from the first quarter of 2009, the art market languished around its lows reached in the 3rd quarter of 2009. Auction prices started turning in March 2012 and the CAPI is up a robust 7% during the last quarter,” according to Citadel senior investment strategist, George Herman. The first update of the index for this year, announced in March, showed that prices of South African art, sold at auction, declined by an average of 7.7% during the quarter ending February 2012. Although he described the latest increase in prices achieved at auctions as encouraging, Herman cautioned that muted growth is to be expected for the rest of the year. “The many uncertainties in Europe have cast a dark spell over global economic growth prospects for the remainder of the year. This is bound to have a detrimental effect on all asset classes, including art,” Herman said. Citadel launched the Art Price Index in November 2011 and already it is considered as a valuable tool and reference point for collectors and investors. Alfie Bester, Citadel fiduciary expert, says the index made it possible to view art against any other type of investment indices in order to assist with investment decisions. The index was developed for Citadel by Econex, using auction sales data provided by AuctionVault.

Each BubbleTag™, produced by a French company called ProofTag™, is made of a translucent polymer in which a set of air bubbles is randomly self-generated. Unique and impossible to reproduce, these tags are like digital fingerprints, which the artists themselves control and easily affix onto their artworks. The tags are built on tamper evident seals which each have a reference number and datamatrix code. This information is digitally recorded in an authentication system called ARTtrust, and the ARTtrust website then serves as a station for authenticating original artwork. Here’s how it works. A buyer interested in a painting on sale at a gallery can check its authenticity by either scanning the BubbleTag™ with a smart phone (which works in a similar fashion to a QR tag), or logging onto the ARTtrust website and entering the registration number displayed on the tag. An image will immediately appear of the artwork and its easily identifiable unique tag, which can be compared to the one on the original for authentication. Paintings are not the only works of art that are easy prey for forgers, says Ashley Stone, ProofTag™representative in South Africa, who adds that photographers should also beware. In fact, the security concept behind ARTtrust was designed and developed by photographic industry experts, with invaluable input from some of today’s most celebrated fine-art photographers. “It used to be that fine art photographers printed, framed and shipped their work to exhibitions in other cities, but these days for reasons of cost and efficiency, the works are usually brought to the exhibition city on a flash drive, and copied and printed in a photo shop. These files can easily be unlawfully duplicated, and this fraudulent practise poses a huge risk for the photographer,” says Stone. He believes that all fine art photography, print, lithography, serigraphy, design, sculpture, paint and limited editions warrant protection. “The beauty of ARTtrust for me is that it’s easy-touse, yet I can still maintain control over the process of protecting my work,” says du Toit. “It’s a very creative solution to an age-old creative problem.” ProofTag™ international clients include H-P and renowned fine-art photographers Robert Ash and Douglas Kirkland. BubbleTag™ technology is also used to authenticate pharmaceuticals, wines and other high value brand items. For further information about ProofTag™, ARTtrust, and BubbleTag™ technology, visit www.prooftag.net and www. arttrustonline.com. SA ART TIMES. August 2012


SOUTH AFRICAN ART AUCTIONS | BUSINESS ART

Stephan Welz & Co. Decorative & Fine Arts Sale Johannesburg 07 - 08 August 2012 Johannesburg. For more information see: www.stephanwelzandco.co.za

Lot 526: Ruth Everard-Haden (South African 19041992). LANDSCAPE II signed oil on canvas 115 by 87cm R 400 000 - 600 000

Robert Gwelo Goodman, seen by many as South Africa’s leading landscape artist, bought Newlands house in 1920 for him and his wife Margaret to live in. He proceeded to show his unerring capacity for architectural adaptation and filled the house with the beautiful furniture that he collected in England. There were no curtains to detract from the severe simplicity of the tall, many paned windows, having beautiful vistas of the gardens from all rooms. He loved his Newlands garden and would potter about in it for hours, often at 6am in his dressing gown. It was the flower garden however, that rejoiced Gwelo’s heart. Lot 506, a beautiful example of his work, is a showcase of all his loves: his home, his garden, his flowers and colour. A Mr Stevens, dear friend of the artist, wrote in his obituary tribute on Gwelo’s death in 1939: “There glowed in Gwelo Goodman an arbitrary passion for the things he loved. For those things he would fight from the top of his hat. He painted flowers, but he made a garden. To walk with Gwelo in that serene close, under the great cork tree, was to become part of a richer, older time. The flowers stood at attention as he passed. They were his battalions, if he took the road to war, one felt that they would march with him.” Edited from Joyce Newton Thompson, Gwelo Goodman: South Africa Artist, 1951, Howard B Timmins: Cape Town

Lot 496 : Pieter Hugo Naudé (South African 1868-1941). RAINY LANDSCAPE. signed oil on canvas laid down on board 48 by 60cm R 200 000 - 300 000

Lot 524 : Walter Whall Battiss (South African 19061982) FOUR BOYS AND TWO BIRDS signed oil on canvas 61 by 60cm R 300 000 - 500 000 Lot 505: Robert Gwelo Goodman (South African 1871-1939) GLADIOLI IN A WINDOWSILL signed with the artist’s initials oil on canvas 49,5 by 40cm R 80 000 - 120 000

Lot 503 : Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (South African 1886-1957). FARM HOUSE IN A MOUNTAINOUS SETTING signed and dated 1925 oil over charcoal on board 35 by 51cm R 250 000 - 350 000

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Nushin Elahi’s London Letter Read more at http://london-letter.com Invisible: Art about the Unseen 1957 - 2012 at the Hayward Gallery (until August 5) could so easily have been a case of the emperor’s new clothes. Yes, much of the work looks like a blank piece of paper, but the ideas these artists are grappling with are fascinating. From an early Yves Tanguy film where he exhibited an empty space filled with his artistic “immaterial sensibility” to Lai Chih-Sheng’s huge pencil drawing that traces the inner lines of the gallery, they explore the notion of how we respond to what we cannot see. While you may not regard the spell Tom Friedman hired a witch to place above a plinth, even the most cynical viewer experiencing the buzz of the magnetic field around Jeppe Heine’s Invisible Labyrinth must be aware of another sensory plane. Yoko Ono’s ‘instruction’ paintings feature both at the Hayward and in her solo show Yoko Ono - To the Light at the Serpentine Gallery until 9 September, part of the London 2012 Festival. Designed to showcase her importance as a contemporary artist, it features work both old and new, some more relevant and accessible than others. The parallel screening of Cut Piece, her performance at the Carnegie Hall in 1965 and another 40 years later where the audience were invited to cut the garments off an immobile Ono is a provocative work that leaves the young artist clutching at her undergarments, while her older self remains serenely oblivious to the dramas that play out around her. The ghost of John Lennon, of course, hangs over everything that Yoko Ono does, and for many she will always and only be the woman who broke up the Beatles, but there is an air of playfulness about her work that is probably best shown in her film Smiles, where she invites people to upload their smiling faces (at #smilesfilm). Her dream of a global record of happy snaps started in the Sixties with another film (on show here) of John Lennon smiling. What Ono sans Lennon would have been, one can only imagine. The Impressionists draw huge crowds and it’s not hard to understand why. The lush colours, landscapes that capture the mood of an area, portraits that probe the essence of the sitter – all seem a balm to the soul compared to the challenges of today’s art. The Americans have always loved this group of painters, which is why it is in the States that you can see some of the best of their work. In the early years of the Twentieth century the Singer sewing machine heir and his French wife, Sterling and Francine Clark, snapped up so many works of art they had to build their own museum in Williamstown to house them all. The Royal Academy is currently showing From Paris, A Taste for Impressionism: Paintings from the Clark (until 23 Sept). In the small Sackler gallery upstairs the walls are crammed with one jewel after the next. The exhibition groups the works by subject matter: nudes, florals, seascapes, portraits, so one can revel in the nuances of each different artist. All the big names are there and, in particular, Clark’s favourite artist, Renoir. The 21 paintings were almost all done in his forties, powerful yet subtle works that have none of the saccharine gaudiness of his later years. A girl sleeps in a chair, her hands nestling a dozing cat and the strap of her dress revealing a bare shoulder; a young girl concentrates on her sewing; Naples and Venice glimmer in the light and perhaps most intriguing are the two self-portraits, forty

years apart. From Monet there are fields of tulips and a farm lane with geese, from Pissarro the glimmer of rain on a very ordinary road and wildflowers opposite factories on a river bank, from Toulouse Lautrec the striking features of a redhead and the back view of a dejected woman. This is a heady mix of stunning paintings, and Londoners are making sure they don’t miss it. The Courtauld is in itself one of London’s small gems, replete with rooms of Impressionists, so it forms a great companion-piece to the Royal Academy. Its current exhibition Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery (until 9 September) is an added bonus, with drawings dating from the Renaissance to the Impressionists. In some of the works we see the artist capturing a fleeting movement, or planning a large-scale piece, some are preparatory works, while others are complete in themselves. The subject matter ranges from religious to Matisse’s smouldering half-clad Seated Woman (1919),from the stark interior of a church to Turner’s haunting watercolour Dawn after the Wreck (1841) and the detail of Canaletto’s view from Somerset House to the spontaneity of Guernico’s red chalk drawing of a chubby toddler seen from behind (1625). There is a superb Rubens portrait of his 17-year-old wife (1630/1), celebrating her beauty and his consummate skill as an artist, while a work by Charles-Joseph Natoire (1746) shows all the busy detail of a life-drawing class at the Paris Royal Academy. Some of Andy Warhol’s most iconic images are on display in Andy Warhol: The Portfolios at the Dulwich Picture Gallery (until 16 Sept). On loan from the Bank of America are over 80 prints of Cambell’s soup cans, portraits of Muhammad Ali and Marilyn Monroe, Warhol’s own self-portrait and many other lesser known images. They date from the two decades from 1962 when Warhol concentrated on print-making and explode in a riot of colour on the walls of the small south London gallery. The Government Art Collection is one of the most important collections of British art, consisting of 13 500 works dating from the 16th century on display in over 400 buildings. The Whitechapel Gallery has been showing groups of work from this collection for the past year, and this final display (until 9 September) reunites five works by John Piper, as well as unveiling a new one by Mel Brimfield inspired by the Olympics. Captions: (Below left)

JMW Turner: Dawn after the wreck c 1841. C The Courtauld Gallery, London Camille Pissarro, Road: Rain Effect, 1870.Oil on canvas, © Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

(Above right) Carsten Höller, The Invisible (1998). Photo Linda Nylind. / Jeppe Hein, Invisible Labyrinth, 2005. Photo Linda Nylind / Bruno Jakob, Breath, floating in color as well as black and white (Venice), 2011. Photo Linda Nylind (Middle right) Yoko Ono: Installation view, Yoko Ono: To the Light Serpentine Gallery, London (19 June - 9 September 2012) © 2012 Jerry Hardman-Jones (Below right) Henri Matisse: Seated Woman 1919. Graphite C The Courtauld Gallery, London Andy Warhol, Vesuvius, 1985, from a portfolio of unique screenprints on Arches 88 paper, Bank of America Collection, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts


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