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Gerard De Leeuw Centenary Exhibition 24 July – 28 September 2012 A rare opportunity to view a representative selection of works by one of South Africa’s most eloquent, yet under acknowledged bronze sculptors. Compiled in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery.
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(Left) Aristide Maillol; Baigneuse aux bras leves; 1930; Alexis Rudier Fonderie, Paris Johannesburg Art Gallery (Top Right) Phillipss Kolbe, untitled (turning head), n.d., bronze, Sanlam Art Collection (Middle) Edoardo Villa, Mother and Child, bronze, n.d., private collection (Below) Moses Kottler, bonze, Sanlam Art Collection (Right Hand Page) Sydney Kumalo, Horse Rider, Sanlam Art Collection
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Celebrating sculptured excellence Bronze exhibition of classic and contemporary works
Cobus Haupt and Barend de Wet stretching the traditional use of the medium beyond construction and modelling to include casting and painting of found objects.”
Johannesburg, June 2012: Inspired by the intricacies of the ancient art of bronze sculpting, Stephan Welz & Company and Sanlam Private Investments (SPI) have teamed up to showcase a selection of exemplary works in this medium. Hosted from 2 to 14 July at Stephan Welz & Company’s auction rooms in Johannesburg, the exhibition, curated by specialists Imre Lamprecht and Dr Fred Scott, will consist of 42 classical and contemporary works. Dr Fred Scott, managing director of Stephan Welz & Company, says that all works have been brought in from prized private and corporate collections. “A selection of European bronzes by Rodin, Maillol, Moore, Chadwick and Daumier on loan from the Johannesburg Art Gallery will provide insight into the tradition of making and collecting small to modest scale bronzes that continues in Europe today. In addition, there will be a number of South African sculptors represented by works ranging from the traditional naturalism of Anton van Wouw and abstractions of Villa, Kumalo and Legae, to the quirkiness of Norman Catherine, David Brown and Gavin Younger - to name but a few. A selection of these works will be available for purchase.” Stefan Hundt, head of the Art Advisory Service at SPI, says that few people understand how bronze sculptures are made and therefore lack an appreciation for the diversity and subtleties of form and colour the medium makes possible. “Bronze casting is an ancient tradition practiced all over the world where, at different times and places, celebrated practitioners were often considered to have extraordinary and sometimes magical powers. Contemporaneously more artists in South Africa have been drawn to bronze as a medium with some younger sculptors such as Guy du Toit, SA ART TIMES. July 2012
“Bronze sculpture is beginning to attract the attention it deserves, as can be seen from the recent auctions in Johannesburg and London where superb castings by artists such Legae, Kumalo and Van Wouw were sold for multiple times their modest estimates. These developments in the market alone should encourage collectors to inform themselves about bronze sculpture and what to look out for,” concludes Hundt. Dr Fred Scott explains that the idea behind the exhibition is an educational one, and encourages art enthusiasts and potential buyers alike to join the guided walkabouts. “Bronze sculpture is an under researched area in South African Art History and this neglect has resulted in a lack of knowledge and appreciation into what bronze casting entails.” Visitors to the exhibition are invited to participate in a guided walkabout with one of the invited specialists: Hayden Proud, Curator for Historical Painting and Sculpture at the Iziko South African National Gallery, Gerard de Kamper, Chief Curator at the University of Pretoria Art Collection and Dr Fred Scott, managing Director of Stephan Welz & Co. Participation in these walkabouts are limited and booking essential. All proceeds from the sale of tickets to the walkabout will be donated to the Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery. For further information visit www.stephanwelzandco.co.za. Exhibition details: Date: 2 – 14 July Viewing: Monday – Friday from 09h00 – 18h00, and Saturday – Sunday from 10h00 – 14h00 Venue: Stephan Welz & Co,13 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg Walkabouts – bookings essential call Stephan Welz & Co on tel: 011 880 3125 Friday, 6 July at 11h00: Hayden Proud, curator: Iziko SA National Gallery Saturday, 7 July at 11h00: Gerard de Kamper, chief curator: University of Pretoria Art Collection Sunday, 8 July at 11h00: Dr Fred Scott, managing director of SWELCO Cost: R50 per person. All proceeds donated to Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Select works available for purchase.
ART TIMES | ANTON KANNEMEYER’S : WAT DIE DOKTER SOU BESTEL
Anton Kannemeyer Swartbergpas Etching
Wat die dokter sou bestel Middagete met Anton Kannemeyer “Indien sensuur weer iets word hier, kan ’n mens as kunstenaar dit begin oorweeg om die land te verlaat... Want wat bly vir jou oor?” het die kunstenaar Anton Kannemeyer met die opening van sy nuwe uitstalling aan Danie Marais gesê. Anton Kannemeyer en etse van die Swartbergpas hoort saam soos Pierneef en die Sex Pistols. En tog bestaan die meeste van die werk in dié kunstenaar, ook bekend as Joe Dog van die striptydskrif Bitterkomix, se nuwe uitstalling uit landskappe, onder meer van die Swartbergpas, en portrette. Anders as met sy Bitterkomix-werk is daar niks pornografies of polities gewaagd aan dié werke nie – daar is geen geslagsdele of sekstonele in sig nie.
In ’n paar naak-selfportrette spot hy met homself, maar nie eens dít sal kunskykers wat vertroud is met sy dikwels omstrede styl (of die oënskynlik preutse regerende party) ontstig nie. Die afwesigheid van skokkende beeldmateriaal word verklaar deur die titel van die nuwe tentoonstelling: Paintings and Prints for Doctors and Dentists. Die idee vir dié titel en werk het ontstaan nadat Anton se huisdokter voorgestel het dat hy hom liewer in kuns as in kontant betaal. Elke keer wanneer die dokter egter ’n kunswerk in ruil vir sy dienste aangebied is, het hy gesê hy sal eers sy vrou moet vra of dit sal deug. Dié het telkens laat weet hulle kan nie so iets in hul huis hang nie. Toe sy tandarts eendag ’n soortgelyke voorstel maak, het Anton besluit dit is tyd vir ’n uitstalling van werke wat dokters en tandartse wél in hul huis kan hang. Anton het voorheen gereeld pruike laat lig met
sy satiriese politieke kritiek en sy ontstemmende uitbeeldings van rassespanning, en hy is besorg oor wat die onlangse herrie rondom sy vriend Brett Murray se skildery The Spear vir kuns in SuidAfrika beteken. Murray het met sy gesin verhuis uit vrees vir wraak nadat sy afbeelding van pres. Jacob Zuma met ontblote geslagsdele die toorn van die ANC en Zuma-ondersteuners ontlok het. Die ANC se besluit om Murray en die Goodmangalery hof toe te sleep en die feit dat die Rolprenten-publikasieraad gevolglik ’n ouderdomsperk van 16 jaar op Murray se skildery geplaas het, vind Anton “uiters problematies”, sê hy in die Nookeetkafee op Stellenbosch. Dit maak sy rebelse kant weer krapperig. “Eintlik moet ’n mens dit net aflag, maar dit laat my voel ek moet begin pamflette maak van hierdie skildery om dit verniet onder mense te versprei.
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ANTON KANNEMEYER’S : WAT DIE DOKTER SOU BESTEL TIMES C M| ART Y CM MY CY Ek is lus en maak ’n painting van al die kabinetslede met hulle voëls wat uithang, net as ’n soort statement daarteen. Brett se skildery was nie vir my heeltemal geslaag of deurdag nie, maar hy het nie Zuma se persoonlike p**l geteken nie. Hy’t ’n p**l geteken. Dis absoluut simbolies. “Ek dink glad nie daaraan om buite Suid-Afrika te werk nie, maar indien sensuur weer iets word hier, kan ’n mens as kunstenaar dit begin oorweeg om die land te verlaat... Want wat bly vir jou oor?” Hy kan seker altyd etse van landskappe maak, of hoe? “Ja,” sê hy en grinnik, “maar ek wil landskappe doen omdat ek dit wíl doen, nie omdat ek dit móét doen nie.” Hy sê indien sensuur weer ’n werklikheid word, sal hy waarskynlik weer ondergronds gaan. “Die underground is in elk geval waar ek as kunstenaar vandaan kom. Maar almal wat omgee vir vryheid van spraak behoort pogings tot sensuur op elke moontlike front te beveg om te verhoed dat dit weer ’n houvas op ons kuns, joernalistiek en letterkunde kry.” Anton se belangstelling in die landskap kom al ’n lang pad. Hy wou nog altyd sý weergawe van die kunstenaar Moebius se reeks westerns van luitenant Blueberry en “die mees incredible Amerikaanse landskappe” maak. Maar hoekom spesifiek die Swartbergpas? “My pa [die biograaf prof. J.C. Kannemeyer] is laas Kersdag oorlede, en hy’t altyd vir my gesê ek moet gaan na die Swart-berge toe – dis net so fantasties! Iemand wat op een van sy [letterkundige] toere was, sê toe ook vir my: Man, jou pa het hierdie ding gehad wat hy noem ‘die passie vir die pas’. Maak nie saak watter bergpas nie, hy wil daar op, maar sy groot passie was die Swartbergpas. “Ek praat toe later half-skepties met Antjie [Krog] daaroor, en sy sê: Luister, die Swartbergpas is regtig amazing. En sy hardloop daar en haal net boeke uit oor die Swartbergpas en sy sê: Kyk, dis nou waar hierdie rotse ontstaan, en goed. “Toe ek hierdie idee ontwikkel van kuns vir dokters, dag ek dis nou my geleentheid om dié ding te doen sonder dat ek dit hoef te verantwoord met een of ander kop of toffie of iets wat hang bo-oor die landskap.” Anton gaan weliswaar nie Jan Publiek of die president met sy nuwe uitstalling ontstel nie, maar die mense van wie hy portrette geskilder het, is nie almal gelukkig nie – sy lewensmaat met wie hy twee kinders het, die beeldhouer Claudette Schreuders, byvoorbeeld. “Sy’s glad nie gevlei nie. Sy’s soos: ‘Was dit nou nodig!? Hierdie lyne op my gesig – is dit nou regtig so diep?’ “My dokter is ook completely en utterly offended deur die portret wat ek van hom gemaak het. Hy sê sy kinders sê vir hom dis hoe hy gaan lyk as hy eendag oud is. Mense is so sensitief oor hoe hulle uitgebeeld word, dis net verskriklik. “Die Antwoord, saam met wie ek nou werk, probeer dit beheer soveel hulle kan. Maar jy kan dit as kunstenaar nie toelaat nie,” sê hy van die skilderye wat hy van Ninja en Yo-Landi Vi$$er van dié groep gemaak het. “Ek en Die Antwoord het mekaar omtrent dieselfde tyd ontdek. Eendag kry ek ’n oproep uit die bloute SA ART TIMES. July 2012
van Ninja wat vra of ek die music video van ‘D**sdronk’ wil direct. Toe sê ek vir hom ja, en ek wil juis portrette van julle maak. Van toe af is ons vriende. “Die Antwoord en my werk is ewe anargisties en ikonoklasties. Ons doen wat ons wil. Dis vir my moerse weird dat mense Die Antwoord fake noem. Joe Dog is ook fake, ’n konstruksie. “En mense het ’n probleem dat Ninja uit die middelklas kom en nie regtig zef is nie. My f*k, byna alle goeie kuns kom uit die middelklas – kyk na die groot 20ste-eeuse kunstenaars. If anything, gee dit Ninja kritiese insig en perspektief. Hoe kan ’n ou wat regtig zef is, kritiese afstand hê?” Sy uitstalling sluit portrette van die Amerikaanse skrywers J.D. Salinger en Cormac McCarthy en van André P. Brink en Antjie Krog in. “Al die mense wat ek teken, is obviously significant vir my. Ek het as tiener haar [Krog se] John Lennon- en George Harrison- plate geluister in Kroonstad. Dis in fact waar ek Harrison se All Things Must Pass ontdek het. Daar’s nog redes, maar dis moontlik ’n goed genoeg ene.” Krog het geen klagtes oor haar uitbeelding gehad nie. “Ek het haar kommentaar vreeslik geniet,” sê Anton. Hy haal ’n notaboek uit waarin hy haar e-pos geplak het en lees voor: “Hoe hou ’n mens ’n uitstalling ná die Spies-affêre? Hoe gaan jy jou uitstallingsonderwerpe en titels wat aanvanklik ironies en sarkasties bedoel is, verkoop kry as sodanig en nie as ‘banggat’, ‘uitverkoop’, ‘mak’ ensovoorts nie? Voel dus absoluut vry om ’n Boere-vagina op dié allerwonderlikste portret van my aan te bring.” Maar Anton sê dis toeval dat sy nuwe uitstalling nie meer politiese werk het nie. “Dit was in the making al meer as ’n jaar gelede. Ninja noem my nuwe uitstalling The Straight Story omdat ek nou soos David Lynch met daai movie ’n straight-gat exhibition gemaak het.” Daar is ook twee portrette van sy pa, met wie Anton jare gelede gebreek het. Het hy intussen tot ander insigte gekom oor dié gestorwe “letterkundige reus” met wie hy jare lank ’n slegte verhouding gehad het? “Nee, nee, nee, néé! Dis nie asof ek nou dink hy was eintlik ’n moerse goeie ou nie. Ek het wel besef ek het hom al jarre gelede vergewe. Tog dink ek steeds dit was goed om nie kontak met hom te hê tot die einde van sy lewe nie. Maar noudat my pa dood is, moet ek weer kyk na al sy goed. Jy weet die boeke moet weggepak word. Ek is heeltyd daar – in sy space. Dis hoekom ek vandag in Stellenbosch [sy pa se tuisdorp] is. “Ek dink baie aan hom, en uiteindelik moet ek toegee: My pa het ’n baie groter invloed op my gehad as ek op hom. Vir hom was daar altyd sy werk, maar my moeilike verhouding met hom was die katalisator vir so baie van my werk. “Hy gaan my nog lank besig hou.” Paintings and Prints for Doctors and Dentists is tot 29 Junie te sien in die Michael Stevenson-galery in Johannesburg.
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Orvillecopter rises: value of cat-helicopter increase tenfold First Published in The Telegraph (UK) The value of a Dutch work of art that transformed a dead cat into a remote controlled helicopter has increased almost tenfold after generating worldwide headlines â€“ and controversy. Bart Jansen, the artist, is expected to turn a tidy profit after stuffing his cat Orville after it was run over by a car before attaching motors and propellers to turn his pet into an airborne work of art. Mr Jansen had originally put a ÂŁ8,000 (â‚Ź12,500) price tag on cat helicopter, which was on display in Amsterdam as part of the KunstRai art fair but
Dutch newspaper Volkskrant today reported that its value has soared. â€œThe work has not yet been sold but we have an offer of â‚Ź100,000 on the table,â€? Mr Jansenâ€™s dealer Geoffrey van Vugt told the newspaper. The flying cat has been heavily criticised by Dutch animal lovers and the gallery that exhibits it has been daubed with graffiti saying â€œkill the animal killersâ€?.The Dutch animal welfare party, which is part of the countryâ€™s ruling coalition government, has written to the art fair organisers in protest. Jansen said the Orvillecopter is part of a visual art
project which pays tribute to his cat Orville Last year, a Dutch conceptual artist known as Tinkebell was found not guilty of animal cruelty for an exhibit featuring 95 hamsters in exercise balls. She also caused outrage for killing her â€œdepressedâ€? pet cat and turning it into a handbag. Volkskrant reported that Mr Jansen decided to turn Orville into an aircraft because his pet cat and its brother Wilbur, which is still alive, had been named after the Wright brothers who invented and built the worldâ€™s first successful plane. [Photo: REUTERS/Cris Toala]
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STANLEY PINKER, SA PAINTING LEGEND DIES / NEWS | ART TIMES
Gregoire Boonzaier Malmesbury District oil on canvas, 425 x 525mm
(Above) Meeting at the Mountains of the Moon. Winner of the Cape Triennial 1985 (Below) Pinker’s Wheel of Life sold for 2.4 Million in 2010
Stanley Pinker, SA Painting legend dies
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would do some sketches from his bed, mostly for his family, his son Matthew said yesterday. An incomplete portrait of Pinker’s only grandchild, Mateo, 6, has been on the easel for the past three years. Pinker’s son said his ailing father never fully recovered from an operation he had over a week ago. He died on Saturday.
First Published in The Cape Times: The Wheel of life comes full circle for city artist Stanly Pinker Staff Writer: Acclaimed South African painter Stanly Pinker has died in Cape Town at 87. Pinker was awarded the Molteno Medal 11 years ago in acknowledgement of a lifetime devoted to painting. In recent years, his works have begun to appear at more and more auction houses. Strauss & Co auctioneers sold his The Wheel of Life for R 2.4 million in October 2010. In recent years Pinker had stopped painting but
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Pinker started painting after World War II, when travelling in Italy as an 18- year-old soldier. Seven years ago, a retrospective of his private collection was hosted at The Michael Stevenson Gallery for his 80th birthday. According the gallery’s website, Pinker negotiated the “angst –ridden landscape of apartheid South Arica through the use of humour, metaphor and subversive allusion which set him apart from many overt reference to the political situation was common practise. Born in Windhoek, Pinker studied in Cape Town. He lived in Europe for several years and returned to SA. In 1969 he took a post at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at UCT where he taught until 1986. He is survived by his children Stephan, Merete and Matthew and grandson Mateo.
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ART TIMES | NEWS / DR. PIXLEY KA ISAKA COMES TO LIFE AT THE LOOP ART FOUNDRY
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Dr. Pixley Ka Isaka comes to life 60 years after his death The sculpture was made by well known portrait sculptor Heidi Hadaway. Our Foundry team went to the artists studio to make the mould onsite as it was impossible to move the giant. Heidi works in her preferred medium of a water based clay and 150 bags of clay where used to sculpt Dr. Pixely and the finished piece weighed over 3 Tons. It took our team 10 days to complete the mould and get it to the foundry to start the casting process. The different mould panels where painted with wax and a sprue system was attached before the panels were dipped in our ceramic mixture to form a new negative of the panels. Once reinforced and the dipping process complete the wax was melted out of the ceramic shell moulds and the bronze was poured in. More than 50 pieces were cast in bronze and welded back together to rebuild the original sculpture, now in bronze. Three months after starting and 1.5 tons later it was ready to be installed for the unveiling.
Written by Leone Canadas : Loop Foundry In January The Loop Art Foundry was awarded the task of moulding and casting the 4.3m sculpture of Dr. Pixley Ka Isaka. SA ART TIMES. July 2012
On the 31st March 2012, Mpumalanga Government unveiled a statue of Dr.Pixley Ka Isaka Seme. The Statue was erected in Daggakraal II, near Amersfoort in the Dr. Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Local Municipality in the Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga Province. Pixley ka Isaka Seme was born on 1 October 1881 and died on 7 June 1951. He was a founder
and President of the African National Congress. Seme was born in Natal, at the Inanda mission station of the American Zulu Mission of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. At age 17 Seme left South Africa to study in the U.S., first at the Mount Hermon School and then Columbia University. In 1906, his senior year at University, he was awarded the Curtis Medal, Columbiaâ€™s highest oratorical honor. He subsequently decided to become an attorney. In October 1906 he was admitted to Oxford University to read for the degree of Bachelor of Civil Law; while at Oxford he was a member of Jesus College. Seme returned to South Africa in 1911. In response to the formation of the Union of South Africa, he worked with several other young African leaders who had recently returned from university studies in England, Richard Msimang, George Montsioa and Alfred Mangena, and with established leaders of the South African Native Convention in Johannesburg to promote the formation of a national organization that would unify various African groups from the former separate colonies.In January 1912 these efforts bore fruit with the founding meeting of the South African Native National Congress, later renamed the African National Congress.
Opening at Fient Lifestyle Gallery, Pretoria
After having matriculated at Brits High School, Petro started her working career as a school teacher and then progressed into the commercial world.
subjects are very diverse, she has a passion for flowers and children. Her work is colourful and sometimes poetic. She paints in oils and acrylics.
In 1991 her life-time love for ART eventually resulted in her enrolling at Pieter Millard Art School. â€œPieter helped her to fulfill her hearts desireâ€?, by becoming an accomplished artist. Her love for art led her further a field when she participated in a sculpturing course with Charles Gothard. The two mediums complimented one another perfectly and further entrenched her talent as an artist.
Being a devoted Christian, Petro believes that God has a purpose for her as an artist, and instils the belief that her paintings will be a blessing to whoever owns them, wherever they may be displayed.
Petro is an impressionist and although her
She has fulfilled many commissions, including the Ambassador of Algeria. Her paintings have travelled as far a field as Japan, England and Europe. Petro is at present a full-time artist.
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the mind’s vine Stainless steel, length 9.34 meters, 2010, Stellenbosch
This solo exhibition by Marco Cianfanelli, well-known for his bold public art pieces and large-scale sculptural works, is a type of retrospective or re-looking: at his extensive output of work to date, but also at his own working process. Viewers are enabled to scrutinise this practice as an intimate engagement with the forms, concepts and meticulous calculations that bring the works into different stages of realisation. 8 – 29 August 2012
Pointure Guest curators, AnnMarie Tully and Jennifer Kopping, draws 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. UJ Art Gallery c/o Kingsway and University Road Auckland Park Johannesburg +27 11 559 2099 [tel] | +27 11 559 3178 [fax] | email@example.com
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Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum 11 May - 29 July, “The New Acquisitions Exhibition 2008 – 2012” (Annex Gallery) An exhibition of artworks acquired in the last five years for Oliewenhuis Art Museum’s Permanent Collection can currently be seen in the Annex Gallery on the first floor of the Art Museum. This exhibition includes artworks by Anton Kannemeyer, Christo Doherty, Andrew Verster, Nandipha Mntambo and Samson Mnisi. It also includes sculptures by local woodcarvers David Padi and Bernett Phalasane. 15 June – 29 July, “Manfred Zylla Retrospective” (Main Building) (Coincides with the Vryfees, 9 – 15 July) Opening: Tuesday, 10 July at 19:00. This travelling retrospective exhibition of German/South African artist Manfred Zylla includes works from 1958 to the present. 22 June - 29 July, “Collateral” by Johannes Phokela (Reservoir) (Coincides with the Vryfees, 9 -15 July) Opening: Tuesday, 10 July at 19:00. Soweto-born artist Johannes Phokela is known for his large, dramatic works in oil, re-working the images of European old masters by adding references to their works, so that their meanings are changed. 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. 16 Harry Smith Str, Bloemfontein. T.051 447 9609 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nasmus.co.za
Clarens Art & Wine Gallery on Main The Gallery houses an exquisite collection of art by well-known 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.aliceart.co.za Bag Factory Opening Weds 4 July, “Sounding Out” group exhibition. Artists exhibiting include: Sanell Aggenbach, Lynette Bester, Brendon Bussy, Gordon Froud, Josh Ginsburg, Jared Ginsburg, João Orecchia, Angie Mullins, Neo Muyanga, Nathan Janse van Vuuren. 10 Mahlatini Street, Fordsburg. T. 011 834 9181 email@example.com www.bagfactoryart.org.za
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Christie’s International Auctioneers. Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant. T 031 207 8247 Gillian.firstname.lastname@example.org www.christies.com CIRCA on Jellicoe 28 June – 14 July, “Sutherland Reflections” at SPEKE photographic – the new photographic space that occupies the ground level of Circa on Jellicoe. 28 June – 14 July, “Dark Energy: Images from the Hubble Telescope” 2 Jellicoe Ave. T. 011 788 4805 email@example.com www.circaonjellicoe.co.za Everard Read Jhb 28 June – 28 July, Winter Exhibition. 6 Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank, Jhb. T. 011 788-4805 firstname.lastname@example.org www.everard-read.co.za Gallery 2 23 June – 7 July, Gallery 2 in association with Artist Proof Studio will be hosting an exhibition of selected works from Artist Proof Studio - 21 Years Coming of Age Exhibition. 140 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood. T. 011 447 0155 email@example.com www.gallery2.co.za Gallery AOP 14 June - 7 July, “Printing the seventies: Battiss, Burwitz and Skotnes” prints and drawings by Stephan Gray and friends. 14 July - 4 August, “The Dream of Rosita” prints and drawings by Marc Glaser 44 Stanley Ave, Braamfontein Werf (Milpark) Johannesburg. T. 011 726 2234. firstname.lastname@example.org www.galleryaop.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.16halifaxart.co.za In Toto 31 May – 3 July, “The Other World” exploring the idea of fantasy in art featuring a large number of artists on show. 5 July – 7 August, “Limited Edition” a group exhibition of printmaking. 6 Birdhaven Centre, 66 St Andrew Str, Birdhaven. T. 011 447 6543 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.isisgallery.co.za Johannesburg Art Gallery 6 May – 6 July, “Coming of Age: 21 years of Artist Proof Studio” a retrospective exhibition of Artist Proof Studio (APS) which celebrates 21 years of printmaking in Newtown. King George Str, Joubert Park, Jhb. T. 011 725 3130 email@example.com www.joburg.org.za Manor Gallery 6 - 28 July, “Six of The Best” will feature the works of artists Susan Orpen, Jeanette Horn, Ali van Jaarsveld, Anthea Kourie, Cheryl Goslett and Lorraine Crawford. Opening on Sunday 8th July at 11h30, light refreshments will be served and guests are invited to meet the artists. Opening hours: Tues – Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat 10am – 2pm. Manor Gallery, Home of the Watercolour Society of South Africa. Norscot Manor Centre, Penguin Drive, Fourways, Gauteng. T. 011 465 7934 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
firstname.lastname@example.org www.rkauctioneers.co.za Sandton Auctioneers 7 &8 August 2012, Auction of Decorative & Fine Arts, Ceramics, Silver, Furniture, Jewellery & Books. Showroom: No 8 Burnside Ave, Craighall Park, Jhb. T. 011 501 3360 email@example.com www.sandtonauctioneers.com Stephan Welz & Company Auctioneers of Decorative and Fine Arts. 13 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. T. 011 880-3125 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stephanwelzandco.co.za Stevenson Johannesburg 5 July - 4 August, “If a Tree...” the second exhibition in the gallery’s Trade Routes Project. 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Jhb. T. 011 326 0034 email@example.com www.stevenson.info Strauss & Co. Fine Art Auctioneers & Consultants. Country Club Johannesburg, Corner Lincoln Rd & Woodlands Drive, Woodmead. T. 079 407 5140 www.straussart.co.za UJ Art Gallery 4 – 25 July, “data: process” this solo exhibition by Marco Cianfanelli, well-known for his bold public art pieces and large-scale sculptural works, is a type of retrospective or re-looking: at his extensive output of work to date, but also at his own working process. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.uj.ac.za/artscentre Upstairs@Bamboo 24 June – 15 July, “Stillness” works by Michael Heyns, Laurel Holmes, Louise Jackson, Marina Louw, Leon Muller, Sharon Sampson and Gerrie van Tonder. Exhibition hours Mon-Sat 09:00-16:00, Sun 09:00-14:00. 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville. Dana MacFarlane C. 0827846695 email@example.com www.16halifaxart.co.za 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.artwessels.co.za Centurion Art Gallery 4 - 25 July, The 7th Travelling Quilt Exhibition. This exhibition showcases a selection of South African inspired quilts: diverse in design, rich in the use of colour, fibre and threads, stitched with boundless creativity and imagination, all blended together in harmony. c/o Cantonment and Unie Avenues, Lyttelton T. 012 358 3477 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za/centurion Fried Contemporary 23 June to 28 July, “Terra Pericolosa” Tribute artist: Diane Victor, with: Diek Grobler, Gwenneth Miller, Carolyn Parton, Sybrand Wiechers, Keith Dietrich, Paul Cooper, Georgie Papageorge, Karin Preller. 430 Charles St, Brooklyn, Pretoria. T. 012 346 0158 email@example.com www.friedcontemporary.com Pretoria Art Museum 13 June – 22 July, “My Perspective Reflections” a mid-career retrospective by Rudolph Tshie. Until 29 July in the Henry Preiss Hall, “Lady Michaelis Bequest” a selection of 17th-century Dutch paintings from the Michaelis Bequest will be on view. 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.
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The White River Gallery 23 June - 25 July, “Around the Waterhole” Tony Fredriksson’s exhibition of driftwood sculptures. Casterbridge Centre, R 40 Cnr. of Hazyview & Numbi Gate Rd, White River. C. 083 675 8833 email@example.com
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St Lorient Fashion and Art Gallery Opening 30th June, “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 email@example.com www.stlorient.co.za UNISA Art Gallery 19 June – 6 July, “Staff Stuff”. Kgorong Building, Ground Floor, Main Campus, Preller Str, Pretoria. T. 012 441 5683 firstname.lastname@example.org www.unisa.ac.za/gallery 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 email@example.com www.up.ac.za
North West Potchefstroom NWU Gallery 17 May - 13 July “Ink-complete: Capturing Music II” photography by Sean Brand & Christelle Duvenage. Exploring the way that musicians modify their bodies as incomplete ever changing vessels through ink-art. 19 July - 10 August, “De Magnete” a solo exhibition by Jacki McInnes. North-West University Gallery, Building E7, NWU Potchefstroom Campus, Hoffman Str, Potchefstroom.T. 018 299 4341 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com www. dimitrovartgallery.co.za
White River The Artists’ Press Professional collaboration, printing and publishing of original handprinted 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artists-press.net 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 email@example.com www.tlafoundry.co.za
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Western Cape 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.absolutart.co.za. Art b 27 June -25 July, Selected Chinese Prints of the 20th Century 1900 – 1999.The Arts Association of Bellville, The Library Centre, Carel van Aswegan Str, Bellville. T. 021 918 2301 email@example.com www.artb.co.za/gallery.htm Art on the Green On Sunday 8 July 20 artists will gather together in one fabulous fun exhibition in the middle of the village (weather dependent). Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Noordhoek . For further information contact: Irene 082 303 6798 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.artvark.org AVA Opening Monday, 2 July @ 18h00, “Happily Never After” by Sharlene Khan, Lebohang Kganye and Nelmarie du Preez. Exhibition closes: Friday, 27 July at 13h00.Association for Visual Arts, 35 Church Str, CT. T.021 424 7436 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ava.co.za The Avital Lang Gallery Our next show is by Loyiso Mkize 28 June - 17 July and many more to follow. Two Oceans House, Surrey Place, Mouille Point, CT. (Next to Newport Deli) T. 021 439 2124 email@example.com www.avitallang.com A Word of Art 7 June – 14 July, “Chance Visitor” brings together Andrzej Urbanski and Scott Sueme, two artists whose shared graffiti background has led each towards geometric abstraction via very different paths and processes. Woodstock Industrial Centre, 66 Albert Road, CT. C.083 300 9970 firstname.lastname@example.org www.a-word-of-art.co.za Barnard Gallery 4 July - 10 August, “With Young” sculpture exhibition by Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe.55 Main St, Newlands. T. 021 671 1666 email@example.com www.barnardgallery.com Blank Projects. Opening 26 July @18:00, two exhibitions: Dillon Marsh’s “Landmarks I” & Conn Bertish’s “Experiment 0834319513” of photography, mixed media, sound installation. Exhibitions Close 25 August. 113-115 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. C.072 507 5951 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.brundyngonsalves.com Cape Gallery 3 June – 14 July, “Turn around Time” The Annual Cape Gallery Winter Solstice Group Exhibition. 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
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Shoes From Chinese Ships 1 August - 1 September A group exhibition featuring the works of: Fan Cheng, Katrine Claassens, Elsabé Milandri, Wessel Snyman, Colijn Strydom, Lisa Firer, Gabrielle Raaff, Sunette Viljoen, Danni Liang, & Sarah Pratt. Opening: 1 August at 7:30pm.
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WESTERN CAPE | GALLERY GUIDE 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Monday – Friday 10am – 4.30pm and Saturdays 10am – 2pm. 61 Shortmarket Street between Loop Street and Bree Street. 021 4247169 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.alldermangallery.co.za 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.irmastern.co.za Iziko SA National Gallery 16 March – 8 July, “Iqholo le Afrika (Her African Pride)” A Centenary Celebration of the Life and Work of Barbara Tyrrell. 26 April to 22 July, Candice Breitz’ “Extra!” 25 Queen Victoria Str, CT. T. 021 467 4660 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.iziko.org.za Johans Borman Fine Art Currently showing a selection of works by SA Masters Walter Battiss, Erik Laubscher, Cecil Skotnes, Pranas Domsaitis and Sydney Kumalo, as well as new works by contemporary artists Hussein Salim, Cobus van Bosch, Jacobus Kloppers and Jaco Sieberhagen. 16 Kildare Road, Newlands, CT. T. 021 683 6863. email@example.com www.johansborman.co.za Kalk Bay Modern Opening Wed 4 July @ 6pm, “Sculpture & Ceramics” featuring work by 30 artists on show until 28 July. Open daily from 9:30 – 5pm. 1st Floor, Olympia Buildings, 136 Main Rd, Kalk Bay. T.021 788 6571 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kalkbaymodern.com 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 email@example.com www.artpro.co.za
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The Lovell Gallery 17 July - 10 August, the gallery will be hosting a group exhibition of this year’s Lovell Gallery Artists Competition. Six entries were selected and any of them could be chosen to have a solo exhibition in the gallery in 2013. The reception evening will be on 19 July. Visit www.lovellgallery.co.za to see the names of the selected artists and for more information on The Lovell Gallery Artists Competition. 139 Albert Rd, Woodstock. T. 021 820 5505 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lovellgallery.co.za Michaelis Galleries 19 June – 10 July, “Dark Side of the Moon” Part of the UCT/WITS 2nd year MFA Student Work Exchange Show. Participating artists: Bridget Simons, Gabrielle Alberts, Jeffrey Dooley, Jill Joubert, Jody Paulsen, Kira Kemper, Nike Romano, Peter Jenks & Darren van der Merwe. University of Cape Town, 31 – 37 Orange Street, Cape Town. T. 021 480 7170 email@example.com www.michaelis.uct.ac.za 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. Saturday 2 June, Art Auction! See website for more details or their facebook page. Steenberg Village shopping centre ,Reddam Avenue, Tokai. T. 021 7010886 firstname.lastname@example.org www.redthegallery.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 email@example.com www.sanlam.co.za SMAC Art Gallery, CT 28 June – 11 August, “Youth Day” by Anton Karstel. Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 5 pm, Sat: 9 am – 3 pm. In-Fin-Art Building, Buitengracht Str, CT. T. 021 422 5100 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.0724709272 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 www.stephanwelzandco.co.za
Rose Korber Art From 1 – 31 July, 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. As always, these distinctive, largely ‘autobiographical’ prints – which refer to her painted, wooden sculptures of the same period – are inspired by the West African ‘colon’ tradition, yet essentially speak of the ‘anxiety of suburban South African existence.’ 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 email@example.com www.rosekorberart.com
Stevenson Cape Town 24 May – 7 July, “The Other Half: Past and Future Now” a solo exhibition by Michael MacGarry, a coherent body of work comprising new sculpture, installation, photography and video. 13-14 July, “Out of Thin Air” 26 July - 1 September, Zanele Muholi solo exhibition. Ground Floor, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 462 1500 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stevenson.info
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 email@example.com www.rossouwmodern.co.za
Worldart 5 – 18 July, Worldart will host POP-IN, the first of a series of pop-up exhibitions curated by Alberto Rodriguez. Rodriguez has an experienced and sophisticated eye and for this event he has put together a selection of unique sculptures by South African designers ranging from bronze works by Edoardo Villa to plastic works by Maurice MbiKayi. 54 Church Street, Cape Town. T. 021 423 3075 firstname.lastname@example.org www.worldart.co.za
Rudd’s Auctioneers Antique, Fine and Decorative Art. 87 Bree Street, CT. T.021 426 0384 email@example.com www.rudds.co.za Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Opening 3 July @ 17:00, “Contemporary Printmaking 2012” on show until 26 July, in Salon A &B, and in Salon C the Julian Myburgh exhibition. 10 Wellington Rd, Durbanville. T.021 976 4691 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rust-en-vrede.com Salon 91 Wed 27 June – 28 July, “Impression: Sunset- A new collection of contemporary painters” A Group exhibition of painters, which explores different styles and techniques of painting, as well as the boundaries of the medium itself, with landscape, space, and form as its focus. Wed 1 August -1 September, “Shoes from Chinese Ships” A group exhibition featuring the works of: Fan Cheng, Katrine Claassens, Elsabé Milandri, Wessel Snyman, Colijn Strydom, Lisa Firer, Gabrielle Raaff, Sunette Viljoen, Danni Liang, & Sarah Pratt 91 Kloof Str, Gardens, CT. T 021 424 6930 email@example.com www.salon91.co.za South African Print Gallery A wide selection of fine art prints by South African masters and contemporary printmakers. 30 June - 26 July, National Print Show. 109 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 462 6851 firstname.lastname@example.org www.printgallery.co.za
Strauss & Co. Fine Art Auctioneers & Consultants. The Oval, 1st Floor Colinton House, 1 Oakdale Rd, Newlands. T. 021 683 6560 email@example.com www.straussart.co.za What if the World Gallery 7 June – 14 July, “Deep Sky Survey” a Solo Exhibition by Lyndi Sales. 208 Albert Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 448 1438 firstname.lastname@example.org www.whatiftheworld.com
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 email@example.com www.ebonydesign.co.za The Gallery at Grande Provence 6 May – mid July, “Altered Pieces” a group exhibition of contemporary altarpieces. This exhibition was arranged by Gordon Froud and include work by: Angie Banks, Annemarie Tully, Carl Jeppe, Sarel Petrus, Anni Snyman, Chris Diedericks, Diane Victor, Markus Steinmann, Audrey Anderson, Ruhan Janse Van Vuuren, Carol Nathan Levine, Kai Losgott, Carina du Randt, Jan Van der Merwe, Lourens Joubert, Sybrand Wiechers, Sandra Hanekom, Ronel de Jager, Tony Scullion, Ricky Burnett, Retha Buitendach, Paul Boulitreau, Ian Marley, Helena Hugo, Gordon Froud, Frikkie Eksteen and Diek Grobler, among others. The exhibition, “Transformed” by renowned sculptor, Anton Smit, will be presented in The Sculpture Garden and The Gallery. The Project Room and Cathedral will feature an exhibition entitled “The Painted Word.” This extensive group show will include artworks by prominent South African contemporary artists. Botanical artworks by Barbara Pretorius and a photographic exhibition of indigenous succulents by Riaan Chambers will be on shown in The Shop. Main Rd, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 8630. firstname.lastname@example.org www.grandeprovence.co.za
GALLERY GUIDE | WESTERN CAPE, KWA ZULU NATAL 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 – well worth a visit! 30 Huguenot Str, Franschhoek T. 021 876 44 02 email@example.com www.holdenmanz.com
A Different Drummer An ongoing exhibition of traditional African Artefacts, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, paintings & objects de vertu. Featuring Trevor Opperman & new work by Daine McLean & Gráinne McHugh . Thesen House, 6 Long Street, Knysna. T. 044 382 5107 C.082 552 7262 firstname.lastname@example.org
Is Art Is art at Le Quartier Francais will be hosting the second Franschhoek Artist Group Exhibition that will run for the duration of the Franschhoek Bastille Festival in July, commencing on 14th July 2012 to 21th October 2012. 16 Huguenot Str, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 8443 email@example.com www.is-art.co.za
Knysna Fine Art From 29 June 2012, ‘Mapping Calitzdorp’ - An exhibition of oils on paper by Emily Fellows. Thesen House, 6 Long Str, Knysna. T. 044 382 5107 C. 082 552 7262 firstname.lastname@example.org www.finearts.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.email@example.com www.oubaai.regency.hyatt.com
Sally Bekker Art Studio Ongoing exhibition of recent watercolour and oil paintings. Upstairs in the Knysna Mall. C.082 342 3943 firstname.lastname@example.org
Strydom Gallery 5 June – 6 July, South Cape Exhibition. 79 Market Str, George. T. 044 874 4027 email@example.com www.artaffair.co.za
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.baygallery.co.za
Abalone Gallery During July in the Main Gallery: Titia Ballot, Lien Botha, Christo Coetzee, Hannes Harrs, Elzaby Laubscher, Judith Mason, Leonard Matsoso, Amos Letsoalo & Yang Zulu and in the Annex: Lynette ten Krooden, El Loko & Louis van Heerden. 2 Harbour Rd, The Courtyard, Hermanus. T. 028 313 2935 email@example.com www.abalonegallery.co.za
ArtKaroo Gallery A selection of authentic Karoo fine art by various established and emerging artists. 107 Baron van Reede, Oudtshoorn. T.044 279 1093 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artkaroo.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 email@example.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.houtstreetgallery.co.za
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rossouwmodern.co.za Shelley Adams Studio & Gallery A permanent exhibition of artworks by Shelley Adams in her personal studio space. She also offers ongoing art courses, crit classes and workshops. 19A Royal Centre, Main Rd, Hermanus. C. 072 677 6277 www.shelley-adams.com 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 T. 028 312 2928 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 5646www.daleelliott.co.za www.elliottartonline. wordpress.com
Piketberg AntheA Delmotte Gallery 15 April – 20 July, “Images from the Platteland” a group show with John Kramer, Clare Menck, Merle de Jager, AntheA Delmotte, Annelie Venter. Opening 25 July at 18:30 Fundraiser event for Piketberg High School’s recorder Ensemble to attend Tutti World youth Music Festival in Beijing. Group show and social event with soup, sherry and homemade bread and performance by the concerned group. There will also be an auction of a work donated by AntheA Delmotte.( For more info and Tickets please contact Jarrad mc Dougall 0791944530) The Old Bioscope, 47 Voortrekkerstr. C. 0732817273 email@example.com The Art Business Contemporary Gallery and Art Consultancy 7 July - 6 August, a group exhibition entitled “Flesh”. Participating Artists are: Arlene Amaler-Raviv, Lien Botha, Johann Louw, Cobus van Bosch, Leon Vermeulen, Christiaan Diedericks, Henk Serfontein, Judy Woodborne, Michele Davidson, Claire Walker, Corlie de Kock, Alex Hamilton, Clare Menck, Guy du Toit, Vanessa Berlein, Anton Brink, Larita Engelbrecht, Sandra Hanekom, John Bauer, Katie Barnard du Toit, Jan Pretorius, Juria Le Roux, Clanelle Burger, Hannalie Taute, Sandra Thomas, Tim Hopwood, Loni Drager, Murg, Melissa Bradnick, Stephen Rosin, Christo Muller, Daandrey Steyn, Alwyn van Zyl, Joyce Carreira, Adriaan Diedericks and Aidon Westcott. Open 7 days a week. 17 Main Street, Piketberg. C: 083 739 6196 / 072 659 1973 firstname.lastname@example.org http://theartbusiness.yolasite.com/
Prince Albert Prince Albert Gallery Established in 2003, the Prince Albert Gallery always has an eclectic mix of art on display. From George Coutouvidis’s quirky post-modern cartoonism to Guy du Toit’s striking bronzes 57 Church Str, Prince Albert. T. 023 541 1057 C. 082 749 2128 email@example.com www.princealbertgallery.co.za
8 March – July 2012, an exhibition of sculpture by Ian Redelinghuys and curated by Ilse Schermers Griesel of IS Art will be on show at the Tokara Delicatessen, Helshoogte Road, Banhoek, Stellenbosch. T. 021 876 8443 firstname.lastname@example.org www.is-art.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 email@example.com www.rupertmuseum.org Sasol Art Museum 9 June – 28 July, Stellenbosch Arts Association Annual Members’ Exhibition. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stellenboschartgallery.co.za
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, www.danteartgallery.co.za
Villiersdorp Dale Elliott Art Gallery Leaders of the painting course concept in South Africa! 80 Main Rd, Villiersdorp. T. 028 840 2927 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.peterpharoah.com
Kwazulu- Natal Durban The African Art Centre 13 June – 5 July, “Tales from the Past and the Present” a Solo Exhibition by Sibusiso Duma. 94 Florida Rd, Durban. T. 031 312 3804/5 email@example.com www.afriart.org.za ArtSPACE Durban 18 June – 7 July, “Images in Clay” by Ceramics Southern Africa KZN Regional Exhibition and “Mondays” by the Garret Artists – Main Gallery and Corridor, as well as “Protea” paintings by Janine Holloway in the Middle Gallery. 9 – 28 July, Zane Lang exhibition in the Main Gallery and “Thembelihle = We have Hope” paintings by Liz Speight in the Middle Gallery. 30 July – 4 August, d’Urban d’Art Exchange and Artists Choice Award. 3 Millar Rd, Stamford Hill, Durban. T.031 312 0793 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artspace-durban.com
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KWA ZULU NATAL, EASTERN CAPE | GALLERY GUIDE Christie’s International Auctioneers. Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant. T 031 207 8247 Gillian.email@example.com www.christies.com The Collective 18 June - 7 July, “Back Home” a contemporary exhibition of selected, established artists that have travelled nationally and internationally in their artistic journey. Some of the participating artists are Witty Nyide, Clive Sithole, and Bongumenzi Ngobese. 9 - 28 July, “Modern Fairy Tales” a group show. The theme is to talk about the modern knights in shining armour, romance and relationships and what we have possibly gained, or lost, in our modern age in this regard. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.elizabethgordon.co.za KZNSA Gallery 19 June to 8 July, ‘Fine Lines’, a solo exhibition by Louise Hall. Through a series of figurative images reflecting change, transition and impermanence, the exhibition explores the medium of drawing and its relationship to painting. 166 Bulwer Rd, Glenwood. T. 031 277 1705 email@example.com www.kznsagallery.co.za
ArtEC Opening 17 July on show until 27 July, a solo Exhibition by John Lombardo. Opening 31 July on show until 10 August, Eric and Annie Eatwell’s exhibition. 36 Bird Str, P.E. T. 041 585 3641 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artecpe.co.za
Alexandria 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 email@example.com www.quin-art.co.za
East London Ann Bryant Gallery Opening on Thursday 12 July @ 18h30, Narda Rubens, a photographer/artist from Cape Town will be exhibiting her unique works of art at the Ann Bryant Coach House Gallery. The exhibition will conclude on Saturday 28 July. 9 St. Marks Rd, Southernwood, East London. T. 043 722 4044 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Tamasa Gallery A small commercial gallery, Tamasa exhibits a broad variety of contemporary KZN artists. 36 Overport Drive, Berea, Durban. T. 031 207 1223
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.vincentartgallery.co.za
Tatham Art Gallery On show until 8 July @17h00 in the Main Exhibition Room, “Issues of Identity, Culture and Religion closes” Opening Thurs 12 July @18h00 in the Main Exhibition Room, “Unfoldings” solo exhibition by Heather Gourlay-Conyngham. Thurs 19 July @ 14h30 – 15h30 in the Main Exhibition Room, “Unfoldings” Exhibition Walkabout with Heather Gourlay Conyngham. On show until Sunday 29 July @17h00 in the Ceramics Room, “Play Ritual and Inspiration” the Phansi Museum Collection of Southern African Child Figures exhibition. Calling all Artists! We invite you to take part once again in The FOTAG Fabulous Picture Show 2012. Submissions deadline for A4 or A5 Donations: Saturday 25 August 2012 between 10h00 and 16h00. Artists are invited to DONATE up to three A4 or A5 original works of art to FOTAG. All 2D artworks in the prescribed sizes will be framed by FOTAG. Boards and canvases are restricted to standard A4 or A5 only. Works on paper need to be even smaller to allow for mounts.3D works also need to be on the small side. 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
The Athenaeum 25 June – 13 July, two shows running simultaneously, “Home” (Curated by Uthando Baduza) and “Comix” 7 Belmont Terrace, Central, Port Elizabeth. T. 041 501 8300 firstname.lastname@example.org Montage Art Gallery 19 June – 21 July, a solo exhibition by Mien Greyling entitled “Intimate Spaces” 59 Main Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth. T. 041 581 email@example.com www.montagegallery.co.za Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum 20 June – 15 July, “In Praise of Vessels” and “Treasures” These two group exhibitions, organized respectively by the Friends of the Art Museum and Ceramics SA Eastern Cape, will form part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Fine Art Fringe on the 2012 National Arts Festival. The exhibition challenges artists in the Eastern Cape to produce top craft. 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. 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth. T. 041 506 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artmuseum.co.za Ron Belling Art Gallery 28 June – 27 July, “Sacred Steps” by Duncan Stewart. A collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures inspired by the journey of a lifetime: trekking up the Baltoro Glacier in Pakistan. 1 – 27 August, “Clare Menck: Hidden Life” Twenty years of painting 1990-2010. 30 Park Drive, P.E. T. 041 586 3973 email@example.com www.ronbelling.co.za
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Ian van Zyl Ian was born in Kimberley, South Africa and was raised on the family farms in the district. He started drawing and painting at an early age, inspired by the immense open spaces and wild animals that were part of his daily life. After completing his school education at Grey College with Art as a subject he furthered his studies at the Johannesburg School of Art and is now an accomplished and sought after ne artist. Ian embarks on an extended eld trip into the bush every year often spending long periods alone into the remote parts of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. It is here that he nds his greatest inspiration – these experiences and his love of wildlife and specically the Kalahari is reected in the sensitivity of his wildlife art and landscapes. He is married to Elizabeth, a Birmingham lass
who is his ercest critic and staunchest ally of some 38 years standing. His corporate clients include companies like Rio Tinto, First National Bank, De Beers, Seasons in Africa, Royal Madikwe, Investec, Ernst and Young, Delloitte and Touche and his work hangs in many private collections across the world. Ian is committed to conservation and regularly supports worthy organisations like Wildlands Conservation Trust, The Game Rangers Association, The S.P.C.A. and WESSA. Contact details for Ian van Zyl: Studio Address: 4 Westridge, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban Tel: +27 (31) 561 1446 Cell: +27 82 962 9127. Email: email@example.com Web: www.ianvanzyl.com
Feeling bored and have no idea what to do this holiday? Then feel free to stop by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum where exciting and entertaining things happen! We offer an active programme that includes contemporary art exhibitions, creative holiday workshops and public events. Elsbeth Burkhalter – “Explorer II”
Mikhael Subotzsky – “Retinal Shift”
Tales from the Past and the Present Sibusiso Duma
94 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban 4001 Mon. - Fri. 8.30 am-5 pm. Sat. - 9 am-3 pm T: 031 312 3804/5 F: 031 312 3818 firstname.lastname@example.org www.afriart.org.za
Sibusiso Duma at the African Art Centre
Section 21 Not for gain company
In Praise of Vessels/Treasures (20 June - 15 July 2012) These two group exhibitions, organized respectively by the Friends of the Art Museum and Ceramics SA Eastern Cape, will form part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Fine Art Fringe on the 2012 National Arts Festival. The exhibition challenges artists in the Eastern Cape to produce top craft. Mandela Day Exhibition (18 July - 05 August 2012) 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.
2012 Standard Bank Young Artist – Mikhael Subotzsky (26 July - 05 September 2012) 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. Holiday Workshops We have exciting and fun holiday workshops planned this July! Transform your wardrobe and your home by creating one-of-a-kind clothes, curtains, cushion covers and table cloths in our fabric painting workshops!
Opening times Weekdays: 09h00 – 17h00 (closed Tuesday mornings); Saturdays & Sundays: 13h00 – 17h00 Public holidays: 14h00 – 17h00; First Sunday of the month: 09h00 – 14h00 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa Telephone: 041 506 2000 Fax: 041 586 3234 email@example.com www.artmuseum.co.za
Vuleka Art Competition 2012
Win a luxury weekend trip to the Drostdy Hoff-Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival worth R3400, including:
BELLVILLE, CAPE TOWN 14 June 2012. Art B Galley is proud to announce the 2012 Vuleka Art Competition. Vuleka, mearing Open is aimed at inspiring creativity and artistic vision amongst emerging and established South African Artists. The competition is open to all artists who are South African citizens, 18 years or older who have not held a solo exhibition in the past three years. Criteria for entries: Any work, in any medium can be entered. Works must have been produced during 2011 / 2012. Work may not exceed 2 x 2 meters; sculptures may not exceed 100 kg. The overall winner of the competition will receive the R20 000 Conrad Theys Cash Prize for the best overall work. Additional category prizes will also be awarded!
1. Week end stay at the historic Cape Dutch Quarters in Church Street, Tulbagh 2. Breakfast both mornings 3. Tickets to four classical concerts & unlimited access to all art exhibitions and open houses 4. One free diner at Readers Resturant (luxury double or twin room B&B for both Friday and Saturday nights)
Call for entries
Works may be delivered to Art b Gallery, Bellville Library Centre, Carel van Aswegen Street, Bellville between 30 July – 03 August 2012, 09:00 -15:30. Entries cost R30 per work (members) / R40 per work (non-members). Selected works will be exhibited at Art.b Gallery from 22 August – 29 September 2012. Entry forms available at Art.b Gallery or online: www.artb.co.za (from the 30th of June 2012). For further information about the competition please contact Nikita Campbell on 021 918 2301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org / Nikita.Campbell@capetown.gov.za
Readers can enter the competition by answering the following question Name any two artists participating at this years Drostdy Hoff- Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival. Forward an email reply to email@example.com Competition closes on 10th August, winner will be informed immediately.
Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival - 24 to 26 August 2012- Abundance Call to Artists and Crafters : The committee of the Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival are looking for artists (all media) and crafts (unique handmade goods). For updates visit and Like our Facebook page; www.facebook.com/tulbaghspringartsfestival
GALLERY BUZZ, BOOKS | GALLERY GUIDE EXHIBITION OPENING AT SMAC ART GALLERY, STELLENBOSCH OF WILLEM BOSHOFF: TEXT WORKS AND RICHARD LONG: WORKS ON PAPER
THE BEAUTY OF THE LINE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DUMILE FENI The Beauty of The Line There are many voices in The Beauty of the line. One is that of the writer and editor of the book, N Chabani Manganyi. In telling the remarkable story of Dumile Feni’s life, the author is joined by a distinguished cast of art historians, lifelong friends and admirers of Dumile Feni. Amoung many themes, the book captures the intimate recollections of South Africans and contributors from around the world whose lives intersected with Dumile’s in Johannesburg, London and New York City. They tell their own stories of the life and times of the artist. Here in this book, is confirmation of what on South Africn said namely that ‘everyone had a story to tel’ about Dumile. As an artist, Dumile’s talent was ground breaking; he had a tenacity to endure in the face of severe obstacles; a quality which enabled him to persist in creating his ‘precious monsters’ He was steadfast in his pursuit of ‘ the beauty of the line’, and dedicated through his drawings and sculptures to the exposure of the pain ofpeople in the land of his birth. Order: ISBN 978-0-620-51013-4 Price R 280.00 Tel: 011 327 5171. see more on www.kmmr.co.za
ADRIAAN BOSHOFF : IT WAS A GOOD DAY We proudly present the long overdue publication to honour one of South Africa’s foremost artists,the impressionist Adriaan Boshoff “With this book I am trying to portray the man who I was fortunate to have as a father and a friend in such a way that the reader might understand what he meant to me, people and the art of our country. His paintings tells stories and I hope that art lovers and artists will find the message of hope in these pages.” Louise Boshoff Editions : Standard Edition: Soft cover, Limited to 1500 copies, Numbered from 1 – 1500, Price: R 900.00 Collector’s Edition: Hard cover.Half bound in leather.Signed by Louise Boshoff, Presented in a leather bound holder. Limited to 71 copies.Numbered from 1-71 ( as was the age of the artist) In addition to this book a 20 min DVD interview with the artist. This edition will be auctioned on internet.Bids start at R3000.00 per copy De Luxe Edition:Hard cover.Limited to 20 copies. Numbered from 1-20.Bound in specially hand coloured leather.Signed by Louise Boshoff.Presented in a leather bound holder.Each book is accompanied by an original pencil/charcoal artwork.In addition to the above a 20 min DVD interview with the artist. All to be auctioned on internet.Bids start at R10,000.00 per copy Or order through your agent ISBN 978-0-620-51743-4 or e-mail Mari-Louise Roux firstname.lastname@example.org
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GALLERY GUIDE | INTERVIEW WITH ROELOF PETRUS VAN WYK
SA ART TIMES INTERVIEW
Roelof Petrus van Wyk Jong Afrikaner: A Self-Portrait runs at Commune 1 Gallery, Cape Town from 28 June to 26 July
By Carl Collison The day I get to interview Roelof Petrus van Wyk happens to be the day after the country celebrated the 36th anniversary of the day on which more than 170 Soweto youths were killed by Apartheid police forces during their protest against the introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction. That day, of course, being June 16, 1976. More than three decades and a whirlwind of transformation behind (and often uncomfortably still with) us, this photographer is, through his body of work, however, reflecting on how this script has subsequently flipped; how, no longer willing to meekly and guiltily pay for the sins of their fathers, today’s ‘‘new’ Afrikaners negotiate their lives as a minority group in South Africa’. Titled Jong Afrikaner: A Self-Portrait, the work features around 50 stark, simple and ultimately quite powerful images of young, new-breed Afrikaners either staring proudly (defiantly?) into van Wyk’s lens or averting it pensively. In this body of work, van Wyk, who studied architecture at the University of Pretoria before starting “to take photographs around 10 years ago”, focuses his lens on a diverse-as-can-be range of people – from the gay man who goes on to marry his Afrikaner boyfriend and then adopt a young black girl and the Afrikaner sangoma to the current High Priestess of South African rave-rap, Die Antwoord’s Yo-landi Vi$$er. Given Vi$$er’s rise to international fame, van Wyk insists that the work is “not about celebrities”. Instead, he offers, “it’s about real people – brothers, sisters, lovers and friends – who have to face the reality every day that they are a white minority on a black continent. They’re saying ‘here I am; I am proud and this is what I stand for.” Given democratic South Africa’s relatively few years of existence and the seemingly unstable perch it finds itself teetering on, is van Wyk not concerned about the possible polarising effect of the conversation he is looking at initiating, I ask? “My project,” he says, “is in fact the opposite of this because it is getting under the skin of race and then looking at how we can live with and through people who ‘do not look like you’. It highlights underlying complex narratives and looking at ways we can live with - and through - people who do not look like us. We have to go out of our way to connect with them – something which I believe we were doing but Apartheid f***ed that up ... as does the present political regime.” Indeed, the recent brouhaha around Brett Murray’s The Spear painting saw those in the upper echelons of this, our present political regime, pulling out the oft-relied on race card as a means of stirring up emotion. The photographer rightfully points out that: “For those in power, the highlighting of race as a marker of difference is – and has always been - all about maintaining power.” It was during this recent saga that one commentator put it that the reason Murray’s painting caused such a stir while Ayanda Mabulu’s 2010 piece, which also featured a genitally-exposed Jacob Zuma, caused no reaction at all was because, he felt, black artists were constantly expected to speak about their identity through their art while white artists had the luxury of creating works that are less introspective. When I ask van Wyk on his thoughts on this, he states: “I disagree. Afrikaners are always challenged because of their language. They feel that they are being challenged because of things such as the changing of street names. Though I can see the value in
these things, there is still that feeling. Still, it can be a good thing because the best art is often made when there is a feeling that something is under attack.” And though not Afrikaners themselves, the recent astute works by Christopher Swift (Umlungu) and Candice Breitz (Extra!) would indicate that (hopefully) this tide is shifting and that finally the “Whiteness Monolith”, as van Wyk refers to it, is coming under the spotlight. Showing at the recent Figures & Fictions group show at London’s V& A Museum has also ensured that the work of this photographer deservedly enjoyed the international art stage spotlight. For van Wyk, aside from the experience being “fantastic”, it also proved to be “a wonderful learning curve to,” he laughs, “go big or go home; to make art that is bold.” To this end, the photographer will soon be kicking off the next two chapters in his documenting of what he calls The Afrikaner Saga. The first, which he will be titling The van Wyk Family Album, is a project through which he will be photographing people with the surname van Wyk. Through this he will look back, he quips, “at 340 years of van Wyk mating and so will of course include people who ‘do not look like me’.” Yet another part of his ‘artistic mining of a 360 year presence of white people in Southern Africa’ is to be titled Scenes From a Genocide and will look at how our ‘violent colonial history is marked onto the landscape itself’. Consisting of aerial photographs, Scenes From a Genocide will, in his words, ‘attempt to present the landscape as scenes from a scripted set of actions; a landscape that already has inscribed into it the action that had, or still will, play itself out over time, and has to be read as text, as narrative, which is being written on, and over, simultaneously.’ For his part, van Wyk is adding with bold strides to the writing of this narrative. With more than just a clever play on words as his intention, van Wyk says with an almost contagious effusiveness: “I am not African, I am an African. This is really an important thing for me to say.” Particularly important, on would assume, as he follows this up with: “It really messes with divisive political agendas when I refer to myself as an African.” Then, after a slight pause, continues: “Entanglement is a great word for it I think. We are all entangled because we are each other. There’s all this talk of black and white when, really, we’re all brown – precisely because of this entanglement. We really have to develop new ways of thinking without it being at the expense of any particular culture; where all are on equal footing.” What role then does van Wyk as an artist play in developing these new ways of thinking? His role, he says, is to have us, the viewer, “keep looking at the picture”. “Keep looking at the picture, because,” he says, “you’re not looking at the picture, you’re looking at yourself.” Jong Afrikaner: A Self-Portrait runs at Commune 1 Gallery from 28 June to 26 July. The exhibition will coincide with the launch of the book Jong Afrikaner: A Self-Portrait (Fourthwall Books). For more information, call +27 21 423 5600 or email: email@example.com
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GALLERY GUIDE | GALLERY BUZZ AS SEEN AT THE OPENING OF SOUTH CAPE ART 2012 – STRYDOM GALLERY
RUST EN VREDE OPENING: THEO PAUL VORSTER, AND CERAMIC SCULPTURES BY DIANNE HEESOM-GREEN
OPENING OF THE MTN- UNISA NEW ACQUISITIONS: BONGANI MKHONZA, GUESTS, PHILLIPA HOBBS, PROF ROSEMARY MOEKETSI & JOHANN OPPERMAN AND S PILLAY
COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECT ARCHIVE EXHIBITION, AT ART B, BELLVILLE, HOSTED BY HUMANITIES RESEARCH, UWC IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN.
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OPENING AT FIENT LIFESTYLE GALLERY, PRETORIA
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GALLERY GUIDE | GALLERY BUZZ OPENING OF THE NEW ART PROJECTS SPACE NEXT TO ARTSOURCE, OBSERVATORY. CATHY, CATHY, MANDA WOERMANN SPEAKING WITH JILL TRAPPLER
GOLDEN ARTISTS COLOURS : ARTIST EDUCATOR PROGRAMME LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Golden Artists Colours : Artist Educator Programme Ljubljana, Slovenia Article Written by Candice Struthers Selected South African artists, Johanita Fertig, Karen Dennyschene, Judy Fish and Nicky Thomson were four of sixteen international artists chosen to attend the Golden Artists Colours Artist Educator Programme in partnership with Apex Rolfes. The programme took artists to Ljubljana, Slovenia from the 14 - 18 of May to complete a weekâ€™s career development training. The programme would serve to bolster their artist capabilities and offerings. Host and Director of the programme, Patti Brady, and assisted by Golden representatives ran four days of intensive workshop training where artists learnt to reinvent acrylics using Golden products. 40
The diverse range of products gave artists incredible creative opportunities. Artists engaged with gels, grounds, unusual colour mixing and learnt how to use skins and glazing to expand their painting techniques. They produced individual demonstration boards to augment their own workshops and teaching ideas. Artists Nicky Thomson and Karen Dennyschene were asked to assist Paul Schultz at Art Ljubljana on the final day of the programme. This signaled the success of the course and skills obtained there within. Artists left Ljubljana inspired and excited to promote Golden products in their local contexts. They each received a Golden certificate at the end of their training and as new members of the Golden Artists Educator Programme will receive ongoing support and benefits as they continue their artistic journeys. SA ART TIMES. July 2012
PROVENANCE AUCTION HOUSE | BUSINESS ART
Provenance Auction House
Elle Van Heerden. A Rhodes graduate, who specialized in Classical Civilisation and Linguistics, as well as having a significant back round from the hospitality industry, will oversea the research department, as well as events coordinator, for the new projects ahead. Primarily, Provenance is an Auction House, but not exclusively. There are large projects ahead, which will include innovative exhibitions, shows, lectures, events and social responsibility. Cape Town is a melting pot of so many people, with so much creativity and they aim to assist in developing this notion. They recently concluded the successful Launch exhibition for Kirsten Goss’s new Cape Town store, to great success.
Provenance Auction House, a youthful team, with in excess of 60 years experience between them, have launched a new concept, in the auctioning of Fine Art, Antiques, Design and Home Luxury. Having positioned themselves at the foot of Table Mountain, in the original Museum District of Cape Town, adjacent to the National Gallery, Jewish Museum and 200 meters from Parliament, it’s a powerful location to work from. Their home is a striking Art Deco Building, which has been lovingly restored to its former glory and modernized with inspiration from cutting edge Cape design, and inspiration from 21st Century New Bond Street. The Building, with its anthracite painted walls, contrasted by its 5 meter, hand crafted copper front doors, is fast becoming an architectural icon in Cape Town. In its short existence it has become a true destination, both for the unique Auctions that are taking place as well as its design. The Triple volume spaces are atmospheric, to say the least. Original Poul Henningsen copper artichoke lamps grace the ceilings, with Finn Juhl rosewood display units and oversized concrete fireplaces make a truly innovative statement. After significant planning, Provenance opened its doors in November 2011 to great acclaim. Partners Paul Myson and Warren Scheuer, decided, that with all the international focus on Cape Town’s redevelopment and true entry into the global market as a major destination, it was ready for a new youthful, inclusive Auction House, with focus on quality and design. Paul is a well known figure in the Arts and Antiques world, having been at the helm of Ashbeys galleries for nearly a decade. He has undertaken valuations for numerous corporate, private as well as institutional collections both in South Africa as well as abroad and as auctioneer, has resulted in the sale of over 20000 lots per annum. Paul was encouraged into the wonderful world of antiques, by his great uncle, the much respected, Roger Warner, who was a prominent English antique Dealer. Partner, Warren Scheuer, has been living and working between Cape Town and Europe for the past 17 years. A Rhodes University scholar with Post Graduate degrees in Fine Art and Journalism, alongside a career in television, he has also been a keen collector and dealer of fine art for some years.
To quote Oscar Wilde, “A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament”. The team at Provenance is young and dynamic, and is ever so enthusiastic. They are developing many new avenues in the Auction world. Their ethos is clear, simple, good design, well presented, and all-inclusive. The website is user friendly and their approach, casual but professional. In a market that is somewhat depressed world wide, Provenance has approached marketing and structure, innovatively. Instead of only doing general auctions, in order to entice new clients and present items uniquely, they have introduced fully catalogued and curated, themed Auctions, monthly. The significance of this is that sellers are able to get the benefit of a catalogued auction, without having to wait months for the sale to take place. The same can be said for buyers, who will have a wide variety of quality and unusual items available more timeously. They have recently concluded several of these Themed Auctions to include; Travel, Safari and Exploration, Girls and Boys Toys as well as Cabinet of Curiosities, to much success. The response from dealers, collectors as well as many new faces, was most encouraging. Their floor space was uniquely curated and dynamically presented, which was well received. To quote a client, “its like the Cairo Museum, except we can touch and take home”. With the likes of Animal Trophy heads, Louis Vuitton trunks and exotic African artwork, reaching wonderful prices, these themed sales will be gems within the South African and International auction calendar. The newest development is Provenance’s decision to partner up with the international Antiques Trade Gazette and Saleroom.com. In a wonderfully synergized move, Provenance Auction House will place itself as the first Fine Art Auction house in South Africa to go ahead with Live Bidding. In the 21st century, the world has become a global market. Although privileged to be situated in such a beautiful location as Cape Town, the need to reach foreign clientele is imperative. There is such a wealth of diverse items, old and new, in the country, that Provenance sees the value in making itself a global Auction House. Becoming a part of and embracing the international, is definitely in line with their ethos. Cape Town has recently won the 2014 Design Capital of the World, and Provenance will certainly position itself in the fore front of this opportunity.
Based in the U.K., Vanessa Brodrick is partner for Provenance’s European Division. Having begun her career at Christies, Vanessa moved on to assist in establishing a leading Modern British gallery in St. James, London. She will commute between the countries, and facilitate international consignments and purchases. Provenance is also delighted to introduce their newest member of the team, SA ART TIMES. July 2012
BUSINESS ART | SOUTH AFRICAN ART AUCTIONS
Oh my! Omani! Oh money!
His Excellency Mr Khalid Ba’Omar, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman, Stephan Welz, Managing Director Strauss & Co, Elisabeth Bradley, Chairman Strauss & Co by Michael Coulson A portrait of an Arab, subsequently identified as an Omani, by Irma Stern headlined an excellent auction of SA art by Strauss & Co in Johannesburg in June. Before its identity was established, Strauss had put an estimate of R7m-R9m on the lot, but the Omani ambassador spotted a reproduction of the pic in the Sunday Times, contacted the auction house, and gave the picture, the cover lot, a handsome plug immediately before the sale, saying that -- like the famous portrait of a Qatari last year -- there are few extant portraits of Omanis of that era. However, auctioneer Stephan Welz says he doesn’t think this had much impact on the stunning price of R17.3m, as all the bidding was local and the picture finally went to a private buyer on the telephone from Cape Town. Strauss claims this to be the second highest price ever for a painting in SA, behind only the R21.2m for Stern’s Two Arabs by the same house last year. While it is well below the R30m for Stern’s portrait of a Qatari achieved by Bonham’s last year, Welz points out that though that picture was physically in SA, the sale and settlement took place in London. A result like that virtually guarantees the success of an auction, but even apart from that it was a good day -- arguably the best for the market so far this year. In the afternoon session 144 of 178 lots of SA art sold, or 89.9%, for about R4.1m, well above the low estimate of R3.26m. Top price was R111 000 for Frans Claerhout’s Figure on a Donkey (est R80 000-R120 000 -- estimates are hammer price only, while reported prices include buyer’s premium and any taxes). The evening session was scheduled to include 105 lots, but this included one international item, a sculpture by Dame Barbara Hepworth which fetched a handsome R524 000 (est R300 000-R400 000 -- Welz tells me he sold the same piece for just R20 000 in 1994), and a Gerard Sekoto oil withdrawn by the house after its provenance was questioned. Of the remaining 103 lots, 76 sold (73.8%) for R33.9m, roughly 50% above the low estimate of R21.95m. For the two sessions together, therefore, 220 0f 282 lot sold (78.3%^) for a gross of just over R38m. Including other items (books, the Hepworth and a few other international works), Strauss claims total proceeds of R39.3m. Even excluding the Stern, the other 75 evening lots grossed R16.6m, still comfortably above the adjusted low estimate of R14.95m, showing healthy 44
interest across the board. While the Omani contributed 45.5% of the SA art contribution, another good indicator is that 11 of the top 13 estimates (starting at R300 000 and upwards) sold, the exceptions being a Maggie Laubser Head (est R350 000-R500 000) and a Pierneef landscape. Welz says the market in Pierneef has been hesitant lately, as most people who want one already have one , and though this was an attractive enough work it lacked that little extra to appeal to a collector. The other Pierneef did however find a buyer at R780 000 (est R700 000-R900 000). A feature of the sale was the greater than usual incidence of recent or contemporary artists, and Welz thinks there’s a growing trend for buyers to look at contemporary art. The other seven-digit price was a first for Robert Hodgins’ Et in Arcadia Ego (a shade over R1m, against an estimate of R500 000-R700 000), and his Gentleman From Mexico also did well, at R780 000 (est R400 000-R600 000). William Kentridge was in demand, too, with no fewer than four works in the top 13. Liberty at the Barricades (charcoal and pastel) went for R613 000 (est R600 000-R900 000), a drawing from Stereoscope for R535 000 (est R500 000-R700 000), Reeds (various graphic techniques) for R401 000 (est R300 000-R400 000) and Dutch Iris (etching and aquatint) for R390 000 (est R300 000-R500 000). Rest of the baker’s dozen were R501 000 for Walter Battiss’ oil African Figures & Birds (est R300 000-R500 000), R423 000 for a Lucas Sithole sculpture (est R300 000-R500 000) and R334 000 for an Adriaan Boshoff landscape (est R300 000-R500 000). Lower down the scale there were excellent results for two black artists. Alfred Thoba’s painting 1976 Riots realised R913 500, 6.1 times the low estimate of R150 000, and Ezrom Legae’s sculpture African Goat at R685 000 was almost seven times the low estimate of R100 000. Another Sithole, Caddy, was bid up to R234 000 (est R60 000-R90 000). Hodgins, Thoba, Battiss and Legae were among the new artists’ record prices. Battiss and Cecil Skotnes were the most represented artists, selling all 13 and nine of 13 respectively, followed by Hodgins (10 of 12), Maud Sumner (eight of 12), Norman Catherine (seven of 10), Edoardo Villa (four of 10), Pierneef (eight of nine, but mostly minor works), Kentridge (six of eight), Ezrom Legae (all seven) and Hugo Naude (six of seven.
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SOUTH AFRICAN ART AUCTIONS | BUSINESS ART
Stern’s Arab sold for R17 267 000, the second highest price ever achieved for a painting sold at auction in South Africa. (Below) Alfred Thoba’s 1976 Riots which sold for R913 480 over R800 000 more than his previous record.
SA Art Rocks ever achieved for a painting sold at auction in South Africa (the highest price was achieved last year when Strauss & Co sold Two Arabs also by Stern for R21 166 000).
Johannesburg: At Strauss & Co’s Important South African Paintings auction held this evening at the Country Club in Woodmead, a major portrait by celebrated artist Irma Stern sold for a startling R17 267 000, the second highest price
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In an auction first, the painting depicting a distinguished Omani gentleman was proudly introduced to a packed auction room by His Excellency Mr Khalid Ba’Omar, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman who spotted it in the Sunday Times and recognised the sitter as being from his country. Thereafter the auctioneer took over and after fierce bidding between the room and the telephones, the painting was finally knocked down for double the auction house’s pre-sale estimate selling to a South African buyer in the room. Numerous other record prices were established with many lots realising three to six times their pre-sale estimate. A notable record was that for
Alfred Thoba’s 1976 Riots which sold for R913 480 over R800 000 more than his previous record. Two works by Robert Hodgins, Et in Arcadia Ego and A Gentleman from Mexico, sold for R1002 600 and R779 800 respectively, setting a new record for the artist. A spokesman for Strauss & Co expressed his delight at the amazing result which can be likened to some of the major sales taking place in London and New York. The total of R39 257 943 is some 10% higher than the highest expectations before the sale. This establishes Strauss & Co as the undoubted market leader in South Africa now having sold 9 of the 10 most expensive paintings ever sold at auction in South Africa in the last two years.
Nushin Elahi’s London Letter Read more at http://london-letter.com Every great city has its own river, and wars are fought and lost around them. London has the Thames, and from the time the Romans forded it, it has been pivotal to the city’s history. Historian David Starkey has taken the river’s royal connections and woven a fascinating tale of how this stretch of water has influenced the city and its people. Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames marks the 75th anniversary of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, an opening the Queen attended as a girl of 11, and is a fitting tribute at the time of her Diamond Jubilee (until 9 September). For anyone who may be dubious of the exhibition’s royal connections though, Starkey has kept it very much the portrait of a river. It opens with a fabulous huge Canaletto, last seen in this country when it was executed 260 years ago, and portraying the splendour of a pageant on the Thames much more magnificent than that seen at this Jubilee. Looking at the hundreds of boats he painted so meticulously in The Thames on Lord Mayor’s Day you wonder how he did it without photographic help. The painting has been in Bohemia, and on its own is worth the entry fee. In the years 1746 – 1752 Canaletto completed many other smaller paintings of the river, similar to his Venetian series, and there are scenes here from Greenwich, Westminster and the Ranelagh Gardens, near Chelsea. He isn’t the only artist on display. There are paintings by Peter Lely, Holman Hunt and Winterhalter, among others. Intricate maps show the changing London skyline, there’s livery from the guilds, pictures of Nelson’s great funeral procession and frost fairs. The stench of the Victorian river and the ingenuity of achievements such as the Embankment and the sewers are deftly captured. With such a huge subject to cover, Starkey has deftly placed interesting objects as markers for the milestones of the Thames. The annual Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy (until 12 August) is always guaranteed to get people talking about how good, bad or indifferent the work is. It is the largest open submission show in the world, now in its 244th year. The show opens with a vivid burst of red, homage to Matisse’s Red Studio, and that bright intensity is evident throughout. Perhaps it is what sets the tone, as there is an energy and optimism in the show that reflects a more upbeat country than the grim headlines declare. The small octagonal room pulsates with colour, among them two beautiful large abstracts by John Hoyland, and some rather messy landscapes by Anthony Berg. The largest room, traditionally hung with enormous works by known names, is filled with dozens of small public submissions, allowing for the first time the space to enjoy the incredible hotchpotch of styles and subjects, rather than having them cramped at the end. It reminds one just how individual this thing called taste is. The architecture room, always frustratingly short on the backstories of why and where a model is, spills into another room with landscapes and paintings of
buildings. In another departure from tradition, much of the sculpture by newcomers is presented on what looks like the bric-a-brac tables in a summer fair, with a similar ratio of treasures to dross! There is something for everyone here, whether it is the bright yellow rubbish bin you may find at your local bus stop valued at a mere £26 000, or what could be a tiny embroidery of Boetti’s interlocking shapes at £500. There’s a crown of thorns, a gold-leafed rabbit jaw, a porcelain tape measure, a chair of chicken bones, a map of an imaginary London, a coat stand with gossamer thin hangers and a life-size big cat made of wire hangers. A poster shows Richard Wilson’s bus hanging precariously on a seaside building à la The Italian Job, one of the Olympic artworks. Anselm Kiefer’s Samson poses the political conflict in Gaza with his trademark thickly crusted paint and a machine-gun, Stephen Cox has a horsewoman carved in granite, Sean Scully offers large dark blocks of colour and Chris Wilkinson’s huge metal spiral bench greets you outside. There is such diversity in the nearly 1500 works it would be impossible to find a theme, other than perhaps smaller sizes and a sense of fun. It’s hard to believe that many entrants are more than Sunday painters, and one could happily fill that yellow bin, but for sheer range and scale the exhibition is hard to beat. Henry Moore’s wonderfully tactile sculptures fill the cavernous space of Gagosian’s Britannia Street gallery in Late Large Forms until 18 August. The eight huge pieces are dated from the Sixties and Seventies and were meant to be seen in a natural setting, where one would glimpse a bit of tree or sky through the spaces the artist created within each piece. Although you miss that flash of blue or green, there is a certain pleasure in seeing the interplay between the sculptures: walking around an apparently solid form to find it split in two, and creating a frame for another work. They show an astounding range of texture and colour in bronze: from a highly polished sheen, through a mottled gold, to dark, almost black with irregular markings to the weathered copper-green patina of one of the most spectacular pieces: Large Two Forms 1966. They are abstract, sensuous works, full of surprising angles, some interlocking, others containing separate parts. Some have strange elements, such as the animal-like ‘face’ in the highly polished reclining figure, or the tortoise-like shell of the Seated Woman: Thin Neck. A small side panel at the end shows his tiny maquettes, as well as the bits of flint that inspired at least two of the sculptures. The Hayward Gallery has been transformed into Wide Open School for an innovative month’s programme of workshops and lectures from 80 leading artists from around the world (until 11 July). It provides a platform for the public to engage with artists in subjects they are passionate about. Marlene Dumas represents South Africa, talking about her use of found images.
Ian Davenport: Puddle Painting: Pale Lilac, Yellow (After Bonnard) Acrylic. Photo courtesy John Bodkin Henry Moore Installation. Canaletto: London: The Thames on Lord Mayor’s Day, Looking Towards the City and St Paul’s Cathedral ©The Lobkowicz Collections, Czech Republic. Canaletto: Greenwich Hospital from the north bank of the Thames, © National Maritime Museum, London Summer Exhibition 2012 Installation shots and the work by Ian Davenport, which is hanging in the central hall View of the Central Hall, Summer Exhibition 2012, Photo courtesy John Bodkin. Installation View of Gallery III Summer Exhibition 2012 Photo courtesy John Bodkin
Chris Diedericks, The Wisdom of Dragonflies. Etching 2012
Big Cape Rollers A contemporary fine art print show of over 40 Western & Eastern Cape Printmakers curated by Gabriel Clark-Brown. Big Cape Rollers takes a look at the current upswing of popularity of printmaking in the Western and Eastern Cape. Previously thought of as a poor artist’s medium, accessible, democratic, and glorified art wallpaper, SA Printmaking today breaks stereotypes, and places printmaking as a viable and enjoyable investment, whose prices on the whole for both Masters and Contemporary artists are currently breaking records at local auction houses such as Stephan Welz & Co.The show comprises of a good amount of styles, mediums and work to celebrate the unique language of printmaking the Western and Eastern Cape. Exhibited Artist-Printmakers include: Hanneke Benade, Paul Birchall, Katherine Bull, Gabriel Clark -Brown, Robin Daniels, Lionel Davis, Peter Clarke, Jonathan Comerford, Jessica Cross, Tom Cullberg, Jean de Wet, Chris Diedericks, Peter Eastman, Jane Eppel, Cheryl Gage, Eunice Geusteyn , Sandile Goje, Alice Goldin, Alan Grobler, Solly Gutman, Peter Heck, Emma Kielczynska, Peter Midlane, Joshua Miles, Kim Modise, Judith Mason, Paul Painting, Sophie Peters, Sarah Pratt, Colleen Ross, Zolani Siphungela, Chris Slack, Lyn Smuts, Velile Soha, Marilyn Southey, Chris Swift, Molly Townsend, Cara Van Der Westhuizen, Alma Vorster, Theo Paul Vorster , Niklas Wittenberg, Judy Woodbourne Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville. Tel: 021 976-4691 .10 Wellington Road - Durbanville www.rust-en-vrede.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org GPS co-ordinates: S 33 49’52” E 18 38’54”