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This month saw the passing of a great and kindly man, Mr. Louis Schachat, a great man in the arts community, who was in my mind one of the first who saw the real vision and value of a truly South African Art, and a kindly man in humanity who had the patience and respect of angels. As a young 17 year old, I knew that I wanted to make art for the rest of my life, I stumbled by chance, upon his church in Berg Street, a well lit place of great wealth of South African great masters, in addition with younger artists such as David Brown and Iris Silke. What struck me on these visits was that Mr Schachat treated everyone with the same deep respect, patience and kindness, which stuck with me - especially as a young student, wanting to be taken seriously. Not only was Mr. Schachat kindly, he was also a wise and enduring art dealer with passion and belief. I guess one of my few regrets is that not enough quality biographies by artist’s, historians and dealers exist, the wisdom of Esme Berman, Linda Givon, Joe Wolpe, Stephan Welz, Riva Cohen and the super dreadnoughts of the age would be invaluable and I dare say rather interesting to the extent of how dealers both survived and generally prospered

though their love of art and dealing in fine things. Moving slightly along now, yes, yes, I know I have placed an artwork on this months cover, a first, horrors! for some, bravo! by others, the truth is that for an editor the hardest part of the job sometimes is to remain fresh and keeping readership on their tip toes. I am always open to suggestions and new ideas that will revolutionise creative minds and thoughts. Speaking of which this month we are offering the magazine on 3 different platforms: Website, Facebook and Magazine. Someday soon we hope to bring out a regional gallery opens App, in order to stay connected and provide for the ever growing desire to consume an increasing amount of art news quicker, through simpler means, all while maintaining quality objectivity and thought. Lastly I would like to thank you for your readership and support, we love what we do, and would truely love to hear more from you through our email, facebook and zillions of new platforms. Best regards, Gabriel C-B

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Louis Schachat: 1926- 2013 It is with profound sadness that Die Kunskamer announces the passing of Louis Schachat, Director of Die Kunskamer, on Saturday 16 February 2013. Louis was born on 13 July 1926 in Robertson the second youngest of five siblings. From an early age he displayed a keen interest in South African politics and at 16 was elected as Chairman of The United Party Youth Front. After completing his education, Louis left the world of politics to forge a successful career as an attorney at law, spanning some 22 years. During this time Louis and his wife Charlotte started collecting South African art and at the age of 45 his passionate interest in fine-art and antiques inspired him to make a dramatic career change. Together they established Die Kunskamer in 1971 as a gallery dealing exclusively in South African art and during the late 80’s Louis held the SA ART TIMES. March 2013

respected position of National Chairman of Antique Dealers Association. Under the direction of Louis and Charlotte Die Kunskamer rapidly earned a reputation as a hallmark for keen local and international collectors seeking both South African masters and established contemporary art. The gallery first opened its doors in Church Street, Cape Town and thereafter from substantial premises in Berg Street - it was one of a small number of pioneering galleries to exhibit a generation of artists who have not only become household names, but have achieved recordbreaking results internationally. Die Kunskamer now operates from the well-known Victoria & Alfred Waterfront precinct and 2013 marks our 42nd year of commitment to South African art. It is in proud honour of Louis’ legacy that Die Kunskamer will continue to operate. Website:

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Louis Schachat Schachat het eers op 45 jaar, ná 22 jaar as prokureur met sy eie regsfirma in Kaapstad, as kunshandelaar begin werk. Hy en sy vrou, Charlotte, was ywerige kunsversamelaars met ’n ware passie vir Suid-Afrikaanse kuns. Hy het sy ver­sameling destyds begin deur ­gereeld die Suid-Afrikaanse Kunsvereniging se ten­toon­stellings waar Irma Stern, ­Maggie Laubser, Cecil Higgs en ander uitgestal het, by te woon. Oor sy enorme kunsversameling wat as museumgehalte geag word, het hy gesê. “Ek was eenvoudig ’n ywerige versamelaar. Ek het groot belangstelling in ons eie kunstenaars gehad en veral die plattelandse tonele en die mense wat hulle geskilder het, was vir my so mooi. My ­reaksie op kuns is emosioneel, esteties en instinktief.” Published in Die Burger Hulde stroom in vir kultuurikoon Laetitia Pople Een van Kaapstad se ­kultuur-ikone, die gentleman-kunshandelaar Louis Schachat (87), is die naweek ­oorlede. “Hy laat ’n geweldige leemte in die kunswêreld, want sy soort handel is ’n kuns, ’n kuns waarvoor ons nou meer as ooit ’n touleier met integriteit nodig het,’’ het Deon Viljoen, ’n kunsskrywer en -handelaar gesê. “Louis en Charlotte Schachat het ’n ontsaglike bydrae ge­lewer tot die blootstel en ­bevordering van Suid-Afri­kaanse kuns,” het die kuns­kenner Marilyn Martin gesê.

Die Kunskamer, met sy klem op Suid-Afrikaanse kuns, het meer as vier dekades oorleef ­sedert dit in 1971 as ’n klein, keurige kamer in Kerkstraat oopgemaak het. In ’n onderhoud met Martiens van Bart van Die Burger in 2006 het Schachat oor die beginjare gesê: “Dit sou ’n mooi plek wees. Keurig en smaakvol. En dit sou Die Kunskamer heet. Net dit. Geen ekwivalente Engelse weergawe nie. Die naam het so goed oor die tong gevloei. Pure alliterasie. Suiwer Afrikaans.” Die Kunskamer word vandag steeds uit ewe keurige kamers te Ports­wood-weg in Groenpunt bedryf. Die kunsskrywer Melvyn Minnaar beskryf Schachat as ­iemand wat ’n voortreflike oog vir goeie kunswerke had. “Hy het geweet watter versamelaar die werk die fynste sal verstaan en waardeer. Hy was ’n gerespekteerde en betrou­bare kunsmakelaar vir wie die kunswerk immer voor die (beste)

verkoopprys gestaan het.” In ’n tyd waar kunspryse die hoogte in skiet, is Schachat wyd aangehaal vir sy geloof dat ’n kunswerk nie vir sy waarde ­gekoop moet word nie, maar vir sy aantrekkingskrag. Hy is op 13 Julie 1926 van Joodse ouers op Robertson ­gebore. Hul huistaal was Afrikaans. Hy het sy skoolopleiding daar ontvang en wou ná skool prokureur word – daar was ­egter nie geld vir universiteitsopleiding nie en hy het in 1945 in Kaapstad aangekom om as ­prokureursklerk te werk. Aanvanklik sou sy vrou Die Kunskamer alleen bestuur en hy sou help waar hy kon. Tog het sy passie gou sy lewe en werk geword. In die onderhoud met Van Bart het hy gesê hy had geen spesiale kunstalent nie. “Ek kan nie eens mooi skryf nie. Maar ek weet wat vir my mooi is.” Die kunsinslag het hy toegeskryf aan sy skoolopleiding op Robertson waar die ­onderwysers die leerlinge ook iets van die skone kunste en ­musiek geleer het. Martin beskryf hom as ’ngentleman in die ware sin van die woord. “Die laaste keer toe ek Die Kunskamer besoek het, kon Louis skaars loop, maar hy het opgestaan om my te groet en my na die deur te vergesel.” Schachat is Saterdagaand in die Christiaan Barnard-hospitaal oorlede. Hy laat sy vrou, ­Charlotte, twee dogters, Janine en Philippa, en vyf kleinkinders agter. Sy enigste seun, Selwyn, is in 2010 aan ’n hartaanval ­oor­lede. ’n Gedenkdiens word môre om 18:30 in die sinagoge in ­Maraisweg, Seepunt, gehou.

Valerie Botha Passing of a kind and loving Valerie Botha (nee Lennox) Staff writer: It’s with great sadness that we report the passing of Valerie (Val) who died from injuries a few days ago resulting from a car accident. Val was a warm, kind and friendly human being who always took time out to what to know how you are and always made one feel special. Image: Val Botha, Morris and Rose Korber at the opening of Richard Smith’s show at the Irma Stern Museum.


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art radar Stories making a soundbite in the art media. see: for daily top stories Schachat onthou vir sy integriteit Die Burger: Deon Viljoen: KAAPSTAD. – Louis Schachat was ’n Mensch – in die Jiddisje sin van die woord – iemand met ferme beginsels, integriteit en eerbaarheid. Vir meer as 40 jaar het hy as handelaar hom daarop toegespits om ­versamelaars van kunsbelangstel­ lendes te maak. Hy was kompromisloos in sy siening dat Suid-Afrikaanse kuns na waarde geag moet word. En dit was nie alleen die Sterns, Pierneefs, Laubsers – die nou groot en belangrike ­name – waarop hy hom toegespits het nie, maar hy was gereeld op die voorpunt om belangstelling en waardering vir jonger, lewende kunstenaars se werk te kweek: William Kentridge (toe hy nog beswaarlik buite Johannesburg bekend was), Malcolm ­Payne, die beeldhouers Norman ­Catherine, David Brown en Jane Alexander, om ’n paar te noem.

THE WORLD’S FIRST 3D PRINTING PEN THAT LETS YOU DRAW This Is Colossal: Forget those pesky 3D printers that require software and the knowledge of 3D modeling and behold the 3Doodler, the world’s first pen that draws in three dimensions in real time. Imagine holding a pen and waving it through the air, only the line your pen creates stays frozen, suspended and permanent in 3D space. Sound like magic? Well it certainly looks like it, watch the video above to see the thing in action. The 3Doodler was designed by Boston-based company WobbleWorks who recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to sell the miraculous little devices that utilizes a special plastic which is heated and instantly cooled to form solid structures as you draw. I don’t know about you but for me this might have just won the most impulsive Kickstarter purchase in history. ‘Missing’ Banksy art Slave Labor (Bunting Boy) on auction in Miami for $500,000. Fine Art Auctions Miami hopes Banksy work ‘Slave Labor (Bunting Boy)’ sells for $500,000 when it goes up for auction Saturday.Maybe you thought it was priceless, but the going price for street cred in Miami is actually $500,000.That’s how much Fine Art Auctions Miami expects its most debated work ever will sell for this Saturday. The piece is by famed street artist Banksy and dubbed “Slave Labor (Bunting Boy).” Slave Labor’s anonymous owner removed the graffiti from the side of a supermarket in London recently, and it turned up at the Miami auction house with the hefty price tag. Looking at nudes in the nude: Austrian gallery welcomes visitors in their best birthday suits for exhibit. George Jahn, Associated Press

Launch of new SA Art Website The Bruce Campbell Smith collection contains an array of South African art from the 1920s to the present day, which focuses particularly on the works of the emerging modern black artists of the mid to late 20th Century. As one of the biggest private art collections in the country, Campbell Smith’s holdings provide this country’s most comprehensive, coherent and valuable database of artists that suffered from systematic neglect during the apartheid era. This website makes this collection available to teachers and pupils and the wider public as an archival resource, and promises to become one of the most valuable tools for the democratisation and re-evaluation of the South African art canon. The digital reproductions of the works on this database are of an exceptionally fine quality and will not only enable students and teachers of South African art history to view high resolution images, but also to obtain information about their historical context as well as biographic information on the artists who produced them. (Image: Sibusiso Duma, The ghost (2002) ) SA ART TIMES. March 2013






Charlotte Schaer (1946- 2012) The commemoration held at the CDP offices in Bertrams on the morning of Saturday 19th May spoke powerfully of everything that Charlotte Schaer had worked for in her remarkably productive 65 years. The inner city industrial space, now a cheery compound shared by the One in Nine campaign, the Sophiatown Counseling Project and the Curriculum Development Project (CDP) is a gallery of mosaics and murals and photo essays telling of life-changing projects that use visual art in a three-pronged strategy for social transformation; income-generation; counseling and advocacy. From her early involvement with NEUSA, NEPI and the drafting of the first arts & culture curriculum for schools as well as her underground publishing activities that resulted in the production of the book on struggle posters, Images of Defiance, in 1991, Charlotte went on in the mid-nineties to establish countless community-based art education projects supported by a funderbase that was the envy of many other education NGOs. Educationist Sue Cohen noted that when many Maths and Science education NGOs went under, Charlotte kept the CDP going. Charlotte Schaer was a leading figure in many key South African arts education moments across the last four decades, including the establishing of the Art Educators Association (AEA), the Imiboni Yentsha workshops in and around townships in the Johannesburg, Soweto, Heidelberg and Vaal regions, all the post 1994 Learning Area Committees (LACs), the curriculum advisory groups of the last decade and a half, the establishing of the Flemish government funded Advanced Certificate of Education (ACE) in Arts and Culture and Artists in Schools programmes with Wits University, and many other initiatives. These included the CDP projects in Joubert Park, Johannesburg, the ACE programmes in Mpumalanga, and Gauteng and collaborations at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. The Linnaeus-Palme arts education exchange programme established between Wits University and Konstfack University College of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm, Sweden, was also made possible through her extensive network and vision for developing arts educators. She was central to ensuring these projects took place – often against great odds. Art in early childhood development was something that Charlotte saw as a fundamental right for children and she initiated country-wide training for ECD practitioners with the help of funders like the Jim Joel Foundation and MaAfrika Tikkun. She published the Creative Beginnings manual for adults working with children written by CapeTown-based artist and educator Lindy Solomon. In recent years, Charlotte’s close partnerships with organizations like People Opposing Woman Abuse (POWA), the One-in-Nine campaign, the Sophiatown Counselling project and Zimbabwe Crisis Coalition meant that her large and diverse family of friends grew enormously, many of whom came on Saturday to pay their respects and pledge to continue what this tiny but formidable woman had urged them to start. Charlotte was more often than not at the forefront of these initiatives, offering compelling arguments for decisions and actions that helped people to understand why arts education was integral to the radical understanding of social justice in a country that she was deeply committed to and loved. This was a commitment that was often enormously demanding, but she never wavered in the extraordinary focus for creating spaces of heightened agency and re-imagined humanity through her arts activism. - David Andrew and Theresa Giorza 10

Lucas Legodi (1938 – 2013) Lucas Legodi, the long-time studio assistant and close friend of the late Edoardo Villa, sadly passed away at the age of 75 in January this year. The passing of Legodi so soon after Edoardo and Claire Villa marks the end of an era in South African art history, with the last true link to the Villa legacy severed so unexpectedly. A memorial service held for Legodi at the Villa home in Kew, Johannesburg, on the 1 February 2013 was attended by three generations of family and a small group of close friends honouring his life’s work Born in Pietersburg on 17 December 1938, Legodi joined Villa as his studio assistant in 1964. In Villa at 90 (Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2005) Esmé Berman describes Villa as “lucky” and Legodi a “very special person”. It was generally accepted that his assistance was of inestimable value to Villa’s large and continued artistic output Artist and curator Amalie von Maltitz and Professor of Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand Karel Nel both commented on their friendship with Lucas and his life’s work, while two of Legodi’s daughters lovingly remembered their father. It was touching to hear all the happy, loving memories shared, including recollections of parties, naughty jokes and his commitment to Villa and the sculpture production. Legodi developed a keen artistic eye over the years, along with a perfectionist approach toward all his work. He was the primary authority on Villa’s sculptures who knew exactly what the coat of paint should look like on a Villa sculpture, the colours of paint Villa insisted on, the way to repair a broken work and when a work was created. Legodi played nearly as important a role in the production of Villa artworks as Edoardo himself, and Villa was the first to acknowledge the significance of Lucas to his oeuvre. “It is true to say that Legodi’s passion and involvement in the sculpture-making process is second only to that of Villa himself,” Amalie von Maltitz and Karel Nel wrote in Villa at 90. Lucas had a prominent presence in all the literature published on Villa, whether in the text itself or the images published. Edoardo Villa dedicated the book Villa at 90 to his wife Claire and to Lucas, mentioning his “commitment, devotion and friendship”. In the past couple of years, Legodi had started creating his own sculptures. With some works showing strong influences of his former tutor, and some departing significantly from Villa’s own aesthetic, Legodi had found his own voice within the art-making process. It saddens his friends that he had only just begun what promised to be his own career as a South African artist, and notably one which could have been remarkable. His son Shane Legodi is showing a significant interest and will complete these sculptures as his father envisioned them. Many of the words used to describe Villa relate to his great number of sculptures produced over a lifetime, his enthusiasm, his “inexhaustible energy” – even at 90 – and his drive to continue production. It did indeed take a very special person to commit to working with someone of Villa’s calibre for 46 years. Nicola Kritzinger: Gallery Assistant - UJ Art Gallery SA ART TIMES. March 2013


art radar Stories making a soundbite in the art media see: for daily top stories The pain of Oscar Pistorius: an extraordinary courtroom photograph Guardian (UK) Jonathan Jones: The South African athlete’s psychological isolation is dramatically illustrated in this Rembrandtesque photograph In this painting – I mean photograph – Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius is given tremendous dignity. The solitude of his situation is dramatically illuminated as he faces the most serious murder charge that can be brought in South Africa. It is hard to believe the picture was not set up for hours to get the composition right and the lighting suitably Rembrandtesque. It really does have the gravitas of an oil painting. And yet this is a real-life image seized by Siphiwe Sibeko during an emotional, contentious, crowded pretrial hearing. New Yorker Noah Zerkin was riding the subway this weekend when he came across a familiar face sporting an exciting new piece of technology. It was Google co-founder Sergey Brin wearing Google’s augmented-reality “glasses.” Brin, who has publicly shown off the company’s Project Glass headset many times since it debuted in April 2011, took the device with him for a ride on New York’s downtown 3 train on Sunday. Zerkin, a self-professed augmented-reality enthusiast, captured the moment in a photo, which he posted to Twitter. The device sits on the wearer’s ears and covers one eye with a translucent rectangle -- about the size of a postage stamp -- that transmits data about the wearer’s surroundings directly into his or her eye. In lieu of a touchscreen, certain swiping motions made on the side of the headset can be used to navigate app interfaces, while hands-free functionality lets the user capture photos and video and complete other tasks. Carving steadily being resurrected as an art form. China Daily: In 2009, Guo Chen became the first employee recruited by the Beijing Ivory Carving Factory in more than 20 years. The factory, as well as 35 others of its kind across the country, had almost closed down since the international ivory trade ban in 1989. A 24-year-old college graduate who majored in Western sculpture, Guo said he never thought he would one day earn a living by carving ivory, but he has found it a rewarding career. “Turning elephant tusks into art gives me a strong sense of achievement,” he said. “I see the piece as a respectful continuation of the elephant’s life.” Generosity Day is February 14. If you see, inspire, or embrace generosity tag it It all started back in 2008 on a cold December evening like any other. I was in the New York City subway rushing home. A man I’d seen many times on the train was asking for money to help the homeless. He had a warm smile and an open demeanor, and was wearing a hat that said he was a Vietnam vet. Like everyone else on the subway car I looked down, hiding in my iPhone. A monologue ran through my head about how his story couldn’t be true, and how the smartest, best thing I could do was nothing. Study: Art School Graduates Rack Up the Most Debt. By Erica HoFe. Pity the poor art student. Not only do art degrees tend to result in lower-paying jobs overall after college, but a recent analysis by the Wall Street Journal over the latest Department of Education statistics finds that graduates of art schools actually rack up more debt than those who attend other types of colleges. The figures are based on federal education loans taken out in 2010-11 by students and their parents where the student is the responsible lienholder. In 2012 alone, it is estimated that almost 67% of college students who graduated in 2012 had loans, up 63% from ten years ago. Art gallery sees visitor boost as artist hides £8,000 blank cheque THE DRUM: Artist, Tomas Georgeson, has left a bank cheque for £8,000 in Milton Keynes Gallery in an attempt to boost the number of its visitors. In an effort to encourage locals to go to the gallery and hunt for the cheque, Georgeson has placed adverts with papers, highlighting the PR stunt. The adverts read: “A blank cheque for £8,000 has been hidden somewhere in the public spaces of Milton Keynes Gallery. It will be collected on 1 March 2013 if unclaimed.”Source

SFO Airport Now Has City’s Most Valuable Art Collection Outside Museums. TRANSPORTATIONATION: By Julie Caine Terminal 2 at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has been praised for its modern architectural design, which takes into account the needs of post 9/11 travelers. For instance, T2 has comfortable Recompose Area where passengers can put back their shoes and belts after passing through security check. Most of the shops and restaurants are also located within the reach from the gates, so that passengers can easily see their flight status. But there is something else that makes Terminal 2 special: its art collection. KALW’s Artjoms Konojovs went to the airport, but not to catch a flight. Move over galleries: artists sign with agents: As Stuart Semple joins an agency that also represents models and musicians, is there a new way to sell art? By Cristina Ruiz. Art Market: The British artist Stuart Semple has signed a contract for worldwide representation with the fashion agency Next Management, a move that highlights again how the traditional artist-gallery relationship is changing. Several artists, including Damien Hirst and Keith Tyson, have agents or managers who provide financial advice and handle their business dealings with galleries, but Semple says his collaboration with Next Management will more closely resemble relationships in the music industry, where managers act as a buffer between their acts and the outside world, helping to promote their work and negotiate their projects. Artprice Partners With Artron, China’s Leading Art Market Information Processor, In A Now Bipolar Global Art Market Artprice’s strategic alliance with Artron represents an unprecedented move with an immediate impact on today’s bipolar map of the global Art Market. Among the many synergies expected from this partnership, Artprice’s exclusive access to previously unavailable key data concerning the Chinese art market will allow an even truer vision of the global market and will give the two global art-information majors full control over market data processing, market dematerialization activities and an entire range of global art market value chains. SA ART TIMES. March 2013



NAF curates SA Pavilion 55th La Biennale di Venezi The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown to curate and stage the South African exhibition at the 55th La Biennale di Venezia. The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown today expressed its delight at being chosen to curate and stage the South African exhibition at the 55th La Biennale di Venezia, saying that it would embark on the project with the best interests of our country’s artists at heart. Acknowledging this event as the “world’s premiere showcase for the contemporary visual arts”, Festival CEO Tony Lankester said that participation in the La Biennale di Venezia was something that all artists should aspire to. “Venice is arguably the most prestigious and well-established visual arts showcase in the world, and having their work shown there is a major opportunity for our artists to get global exposure,” he said. The choice of the National Arts Festival as curator was announced by the Department of Arts and Culture today at the end of a public process in which proposals were sought from parties wishing to lead the process. “We submitted a proposal to the Department and we’re delighted that they have bought into the curatorial vision we expressed,” Lankester said. “In putting the proposal together we drew on the expertise of Brenton Maart, who will be the exhibition curator, and his colleagues from our Festival Artistic Committee – Nomusa Makhubu, Dominic Thorburn, Brett Bailey and Jay Pather. Together this team will now refine the idea behind the exhibition, and bring it to life through the work of an array of local artists.” The theme and concepts underpinning the exhibition to be mounted on the South African pavilion will be unveiled to the public once this process of refinement is complete. Lankester, who is currently chair of the World Fringe Alliance and Treasurer of the African Festival Network, stressed the importance of global exposure for South Africa’s artists: “A platform like this is an important part of their growth as makers of art, and it enriches the perspective they bring to their work. It is also a step toward establishing their names and reputations in the global arts market and getting due recognition and reward for their talent,” he said. The 55th International Art Exhibition will take place in Venice from 1 June to 24 November 2013. The title chosen by Exhibition Director Massimiliano Gioni for the 55th Biennale is Il Palazzo Enciclopedico / The Encyclopaedic Palace. The National Arts Festival is sponsored by Standard Bank, The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, Eastern Cape Government, Department of Arts and Culture, City Press and M Net. 12

Judges: Hayden Proud, Judith Mason andVulendlela Nyon

Judges announced for SPI National Portrait Award Sanlam Private Investments (SPI) has announced a diverse panel of judges for the inaugural SPI National Portrait Award. The award was launched to celebrate and showcase the best of original portraiture in South Africa. The panel is made up of Hayden Proud (curator for painting and sculpture at the Iziko South African National Gallery), Vulendlela Nyoni (lecturer in printmaking at the University of Stellenbosch) and Judith Mason (veteran celebrated artist). Entries close on 19 August 2013 and the winner will be announced on 27 August. Stefan Hundt, head of Sanlam Private Investments’ Art Advisory Service and convenor of the panel, says the robust conversation sparked by the Kate Middleton portrait recently has strongly highlighted the important place portraiture holds in the contemporary art world. “The award has already attracted significant interest in the South African art space and we are extremely pleased with the calibre of judges we have attracted.” He said Hayden Proud is an accomplished portraitist himself whose views as an art historian, curator and experienced painter will be invaluable. “Judith Mason, an internationally celebrated mixed medium artist, has long been a highly respected, influential player in the art world. She brings with her an artist’s point of view. Printmaker and University of Stellenbosch lecturer, Vulendlela Nyoni is a young artist who has made his mark in the contemporary art world and will bring a youthful perspective to judging the works entered.” Hundt said it was particularly pleasing that the panel comprised such diverse, experienced and knowledgeable individuals. “We are also completely comfortable that the judge’s views will be independent.” The first winner of the SPI National Portrait Award will receive a monetary prize of R100,000. The award is offered in association with the Rust-endVrede Gallery and is open to anyone resident in South Africa older than 21 years. Entries should be received by 19 August 2013. The award ceremony will take place on 27 August 2013 at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, where the selected works will be on exhibition and open for public viewing from 28 August 2013 until 8 October 2013. SA ART TIMES. March 2013



Bridges a photographic exhibition by Andrew Tshabangu and Rene-Paul Savignan 28 February - 8 April 2013

6 – 27 March 2013

ROLL CALL Solo exhibition by Majak Bredell A magnificent artwork, a paper scroll (18.30m long by 1.53m high), was created by Bredell to vindicate the lives that were destroyed during the many centuries of the European Witch Persecutions. The scroll will be accompanied by other works paying homage to modern voices that dared critique and speak up/out on issues of religion, women, and the body, free from fear of being burned for their views.

10 – 24 April 2013

LEARNING TO FLY Solo exhibition by Yannis Generalis

Generalis considers the tension and contradiction of flying as a metaphor for proximity and separation in a faltering sociopolitical redefinition of the polis. The mere consideration of flight for humanity marks the beginning of abstract thought and civilisation. The instinctual understanding of the concept determines the very need to challenge the rules of nature and certainly the laws of convention. UJ Art Gallery c/o Kingsway and University Road Auckland Park Johannesburg +27 11 559 2099 [tel] | +27 11 559 3178 [fax] |


Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum Until 10 March, “Surface”, solo exhibition by Helena Hugo. Until 31 March, “Contemporary Bloemfontein Artists”, an exhibition of works by contemporary artists living in Bloemfontein or who grew up and studied there. 16 Harry Smith Str, Bloemfontein. T. 051 011 0525

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

Gauteng Johannesburg Absa Art Gallery Absa Towers North, 161 Main Str, Jhb. T. 011 350 5139 Alice Art 217 Drive Str, Ruimsig. T. 011 958 1392 C.083 331 8466 The Art Place 144 Milner Ave, Roosevelt Park. T. 011 888 9120 Artist Proof Studio Bus Factory, 3 President Street, Newtown Cultural Precinct. T. 011 492 1278 C. 084 420 7998 Artspace Jhb 7 March - 3 April, “Collecting the Landscape”, an exhibition of mixed media by Landi Raubenheimer. Chester Court, 142 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood. T. 011 880 8802 The Bag Factory 10 Mahlatini Str, Fordsburg. T. 011 834 9181 Christie’s International Auctioneers. Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant. T 031 207 8247.

CIRCA on Jellicoe 7 - 16 March, “The Visual Collider”, by Nina Czegledy and Marcus Neustetter. Until 30 March, “Beautiful Boats”. 2 Jellicoe Ave. T. 011 788 4805 David Krut Projects 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. T. 011 447 0627. Contact Claire Zinn. Everard Read Jhb 14 - 30 March, an exhibition of two modern masters of natural history, Keith Joubert and Dylan Lewis. 6 Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank, Jhb. T. 011 788 4805 The Fine Arts Studio Offering part-time courses in oil painting and drawing, designed for beginners and experienced artists alike. Rivonia, Sandton. C. 082 904 3720 / 083 306 3972 michelle@thefineartsstudio Gallery 2 2 - 28 March, ‘Khumbula Ekhaya’, first solo show of Bambo Sibiya, the recipient of the ABSA L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award for 2012. 140 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood. T. 011 447 0155 Gallery AOP Until 23 March, “Public Art/Private Lives”, an exhibition by Terry Kurgan. 44 Stanley Ave, Braamfontein Werf (Milpark) Jhb. T. 011 726 2234. Gallery MOMO Until 8 April, “Bridges”, travelling exhibition of black and white photographs by Andrew Tshabangu and René-Paul Savignan. 52 7th Avenue, Parktown North, Jhb. T. 011 327 3247 Goodman Gallery JHB Until 30 March, “The Woods”, a solo exhibition by Candice Breitz. 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. T. 011 788 1113 Grahams Fine Art Gallery The gallery exhibits fine examples of South African art, including works by: Maggie Laubser, J.H Pierneef, Irma Stern, Freida Lock, Walter Battiss, Alexis Preller, Gerard Sekoto, Robert Hodgins, Stanley Pinker & Peter Clarke. Unit 46, Broadacres Lifestyle Centre, Cnr Cedar & Valley Rds, Broadacres, Fourways, Jhb. T. 011 465 9192 16 Halifax Art 13 - 24 March, “Angle: Pisces”, an exhibition of fine art, photography, ceramics and sculpture by various artists, opening at Upstairs at Bamboo, 35 Rustenburg Road, Melville. 16 Halifax Art is a visual art agency owned by Dana MacFarlane. 16 Halifax Str, Bryanston. Dana MacFarlane, C. 082 784 6695 In Toto Until 4 March, “Trees”, an exhibition featuring Sandy Behrmann, Belinde Fourie, Vivianne Jaques and Maria Angela Patrizi. 6 - 11 March, “Reflections from KZN”, presented by KZN artists and Art for Humanity. Please RSVP to this event. 14 March - 8 April, “WHACK!”, an exhibition by Stephen Graham and Neill Wright 6 Birdhaven Centre, 66 St Andrew Str, Birdhaven. T. 011 447 6543

Isis Gallery Featuring new artists Dudley Barnes, Glen Josselsohn and Tasha Mrazek as well as New works by Obert Jongwe & Derric van Rensburg. New glass art by Guido. Come and view our Fine Art Portfolio. We do not trade in Prints or Giclee Canvas Prints. Shop 163, The Mall of Rosebank. Contact Daniel Erasmus T. 011 447 2317 Johannesburg Art Gallery JAG Until 10 March, “French Connections”, an exhibition of French works. Selected artists from the collection include: Delacroix, Daobigny, Michel, Garpignies, Courbet, Picasso, Rodin, Monet, Modigliani and Miro amongst others. This exhibition forms part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013. Until 12 May, “Venus at Home”, a solo show by Usha Seejarim. Seejarim’s work explores issues of identity, with a fascination for the mundane and the ordinary. King George Str, Joubert Park, Jhb. T. 011 725 3184 Market Photo Workshop Gallery Until 15 March, “Transition”, part of The Social Landscape Project, which investigates ideas around land, and the role that photography continues to play in the representation and re-imagining of land. 2 President Str, Newtown, Jhb. T. 011 834 1444 info@marketphotoworkshop Manor Gallery 9 March - 4 May, 89th Exhibition of the Watercolour Society Africa (WSA) And the 3rd of the Art Society Africa (ASA). On show will be paintings in all media by top South African artists. Norscot Manor Centre, Penguin Drive, Fourways. T. 011 465 7934 Resolution Gallery Until 30 March, “Barely Legal”, a show in memory of John Hodgkiss. An artwork by André S Clements to commemorate John’s life will be unveiled on 15 March at 18:30. Unit 4, Chester Court, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, 2193. T. 011 880 4054 Russell Kaplan Auctioneers Auctioneers of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables. Ground floor, Bordeaux Court, Corner of Garden & Allan Rds, Bordeaux. T. 011 789 7422 C. 083 675 8468 Sandton Auctioneers Fine Art, Furniture, Carpets & Collectables. Showroom: No 8 Burnside Ave, Craighall Park, Jhb. T. 011 501 3360 Sharon Sampson Studio 13 - 24 March, work by artist Sharon Sampson will be showing at Upstairs @ Bamboo, Melville, Johannesburg, as part of a group exhibition.Contact Dana: 082 784 6695 Standard Bank Gallery Cnr of Simmonds & Frederick Str.’s, Jhb. T. 011 631 1889 Stephan Welz & Company 13 Biermann Ave, Rosebank, Jhb. T. 011 880-3125 Stevenson Johannesburg Until 8 March, “The Loom of the Land”, an exhibition of South African landscapes curated by Anton Kannemeyer. 62 Juta Str, Braamfontein, Jhb. T. 011 326 0034




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St Lorient Fashion and Art Gallery 492 Fehrsen Str, Brooklyn Circle, Brooklyn, Pta. T. 012 4600284

UJ Art Gallery 6 - 27 March, “Roll Call”, an exhibition by Majak Bredell. Lectures/walkabouts with the artist on Saturday 9 March at 10:30 and Monday 25 March at 10:30. Cnr Kingsway & University Rd, Auckland Park, Jhb. T. 011 559 2099

UNISA Art Gallery Kgorong Building, Ground Floor, Main Campus, Preller Str, Pretoria. T. 012 441 5876

The White House Gallery The gallery has a wide ranging portfolio featuring renowned masters such as Chagall, Marini, Miro, Moore , 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 Rd, Illovo, Jhb. T. 011 268 2115

Pretoria Alette Wessels Kunskamer Operates as an art gallery and art consultancy, specialising in South African art as an investment, dealing in Old Masters, and selected contemporary art. Maroelana Centre, 27 Maroelana Str, Maroelana, Pretoria. T. 012 346 0728 Association of Arts Pretoria 15 March - 6 April, ABSA l’Atelier, an exhibition of works selected in Pretoria. 173 Mackie Str, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria. T. 012 346 3100. Centurion Art Gallery Until 15 March, “Who I am is Connected to Where I Live”, a group exhibition by Amelia Malatjie, Philiswa Lila, Ronellah Nchabeleng and Abongile Gwele.A commercial satellite of the Pretoria Art Museum. c/o Cantonment and Unie Avenues, Lyttelton T. 012 358 3477. Fried Contemporary 16 March - 30 April, Fried Autumn Art Fair. 29 March - 6 April, “Me. Ek”, at KKNK 2013. 1146 Justice Mahomed Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria. T. 012 346 0158 C. 082 523 6989. Front Room Art Until 15 March, “Vessels”, an show exploring the art of containment. Ceramics by Deirdre Taylor, paintings by Rudi Trap, Jennifer Snyman and Nan Spurway. 116 Kate Ave, Rietondale. Jennifer Snyman 082 451 5584 Gallery Michael Heyns 194 Haley Str, Weavind Park, Pretoria. T. 012 804 0869 Pretoria Art Museum Cnr Frances Baard and Wessels Str, Arcadia Park, Arcadia, Pretoria. T.012 344 1807/8. Sandton Auctioneers Fine Art, Furniture, Carpets & Collectables. Showroom: 367 Lynnwood Rd, Menlo Park, Pta. T. 012 460 6000.

University of Pretoria Mapungubwe Gallery, Old Arts Building, UP. T.012 420 2968

North West Potchefstroom NWU Gallery Until 15 March, “BooMenSlik”, a fibre art exhibition by Prof. Paul Schutte. Until 15 March, staff exhibition featuring Ian Marley, Louisemarie Combrink, Richardt Strydom and Steven Bosch, in the NWU Botanical Garden Art Gallery. North-West University Gallery, Building E7, NWU Potchefstroom Campus, Hoffman Str, Potchefstroom. T. 018 299 4341

Hartbeespoort Dam Edwards Fine Art, Modern & Contemporary Featuring works by William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas, Robert Hodgins, Cecil Skotnes and Edoardo Villa. Sculpture by Anton Smit. Shop 24, Xanadu X-ing Shopping Centre, Cnr. Xanadu Boulevard & R511, Xanadu, Hartbeesport. C. 076 472 9812

Mpumalanga Dullstroom Art @ sixty seven A selection of fine art, ceramics and blown glass art pieces by well-known local artists. Shop no.9, 67 Naledi St, Dullstroom, Mpumulanga. T. 013 254 0335

White River The Artists’ Press Professional collaboration, printing and publishing of original hand-printed artists lithographs, by the Artists’ Press. Also artists’ books, monotypes & letterpress prints, particularly for artists working in SA. Waterfield Farm near White River, Mpumalanga T. 013 751 3225 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 Rds, White River. T. 013 758 2409 The White River Gallery Casterbridge Centre, R 40 Cnr. of Hazyview & Numbi Gate Rd, White River. C. 083 675 8833.

Western Cape Cape Town /A Word of Art Until 9 March, ‘Ways of Seeing’, the result of a monthlong painting project in Cape Town and Johannesburg, curated by Ricky Lee Gordon. 66 Albert Road, Woodstock Exchange. C. 083 300 9970 Absolut Art Gallery Permanent exhibition with the best Masters and Contemporary artists, namely: JH Pierneef, Gerard Sekoto, Hugo Naude, Adriaan Boshoff, Frans Oerder, Tinus De Jongh, Cecil Skotnes, JEA Volschenk, William Kentridge, amongst others. Shop 43 Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre, Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Valley, Bellville. T. 021 914 2846. Art.b Until 8 March, “New Beginnings”, a group exhibition including Strijdom van der Merwe, Hennie Meyer, Robyn-Leigh Cedras and Ricky Dyaloyi. Curated by Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen. 27 March - 12 April, “ABSA L`ATELIER”, regional art competition. Exhibition of selected works. The Arts Association of Bellville, The Library Centre, Carel van Aswegan Str, Bellville. T. 021 918 2301. Artvark Gallery Currently showing a variety of steel work. These decorative and functional steel panels and gates are custom made and exclusively designed by Theresa Jo and CP Wessels. Contact us for any enquiries. 48 Main Rd, Kalk Bay. Tel. 021 788 5584. Ashbey’s Galleries Antiques and fine art auctioneers and appraisers. 43-51 Church Str, CT. T. 021 423 8060 AVA Until 7 March, “Perceptual Vigilance”, an exhibition curated by Kirsty Cockerill featuring various artists. Association for Visual Arts, 35 Church Str, CT. T.021 424 7436 Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery 3rd Floor, 9 Barron st, Woodstock. T. 021 447 2396. C. 084 409 6801 The Avital Lang Gallery 8 - 15 March, book launch of “Buddha Brats” by Adam Suzman, with an exhibition running simultaneously featuring various artists. Two Oceans House, Surrey Place, Mouille Point, CT. (Next to Newport Deli) T. 021 439 2124 Barnard Gallery Until 14 March, “Around a Mountain”, an exhibition by Philippa Allen. 55 Main St, Newlands. T. 021 671 1666 Blank Projects 113-115 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. C.072 507 5951 BRUNDYN + GONSALVES 20 March - 24 April, “Good Health: Impilo Engcono”, a group exhibition featuring Zwelethu Mthethwa and nine youths from rural KwaZulu Natal. 71 Loop Str, CT. T. 021 424 5150

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Deziree Fine Arts 18 Apr - 1 May, “From The Ashes” by Deziree Smith, hosted at The Studio Kalk Bay, Cape Town. T. 021 785 1120 Ebony “Naked Sculpture”, a series of photographs by Marc Stanes, previously shown in 2010 at Jonathan Cooper, London. Alongside, will be Aidon Westcott’s figurative nude collages and exciting new sculptures by Johannesburg artist Regardt van der Meulen.67 Loop Str, CT. T. 021 424 9985. Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyor of fine arts, antiques and objects d’art. Emphasis on finding beautiful, interesting pieces both locally and internationally. 11A Wolfe Str, Chelsea Village, Wynberg, CT. T. 021 762 7983 Erdmann Contemporary & the Photographers Gallery za Until 23 March, “Paint, Masculinity, Power and Violence”, a solo exhibition by Thembalakhe Prospect Shibase. 63 Shortmarket Str, CT. T. 021 422 2762 Everard Read CT 20 - 28 March, “My Country”, an exhibition by John Meyer. Until 1 April, “A Summer of Sculpture”, in association with the Mount Nelson, an exhibition of sculptures in the grounds on the hotel, celebrating top South African sculptors. Portswood Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, CT. T. 021 418 4527. 34 Fine Art Until 6 April, “Four Walls”, a group exhibition featuring works by Asha Zero, Mr. Brainwash, Takashi Murakami and Esther Mahlangu. 2nd Floor, The Hills Building, Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock. T.021 461 1863 The Framery Art Gallery 3 - 31 March, a group exhibition featuring Boyce Magandela, Khanya Mehlo, Ronald Muchatuta, Marcelino Manhula and Miranda Vinjwa. 67A Regent Rd, Seapoint. T. 021 434 5022 C. 078 122 7793 The Framing Place 46 Lower Main rd, Observatory. T. 021 447 3988 C. 072 731 7682

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G2 Art G2 Art is thrilled to announce a collaboration with from 4 March 2013. The two galleries will operate from 61 Shortmarket Str. and offer a diverse range of art including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media by established and new artists. Please join us for the launch of this collaboration, held on 7 March from 5pm. Artists on show will include Floris van Zyl, Nicole Pletts, Liffy Speller, Jimmy Law and Janet Botes amongst others. 61 Shortmarket Str between Loop Str & Bree Str. T. 021 424 7169 The Great Cellar Alphen Estate, Alphen Drive, Constantia. T. 021 671 6139 Allderman Gallery From 21 Feb, A pop up exhibition featuring installations, oil paintings and etchings as well as work by emerging artists, at the Newlands Quarter, Dean Street, Newlands ( opposite Dean Street Arcade). Concord House (Pam Golding Building), Cnr Main & Summerly Rds, Kenilworth. C. 083 556 2540. Goodman Gallery Cape Town Until 16 March, “Mogalakwena”, an exhibition be Moshekwa Langa. 3rd Floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock. T. 021 462 7573/4 Hangklip Art Week (HAWK) 2013 16 - 24 March, HAWK is a week-long art event with 26 participating artists exhibiting all over the region, in their private studios and in various public spaces. Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay, CT. C. 082 926 9005 Hout Bay Gallery 71 Victoria Ave, Hout Bay. T. 021 790 3618 Infin Art Gallery Wolfe Str, Chelsea Village, Wynberg. T. 021 761 2816 & Buitengracht Str, CT. T. 021 423 2090. Irma Stern Museum Cecil Rd, Rosebank, CT. T. 021 685 5686 Iziko SA National Gallery Until 24 March, “Rendevouz 12: 10 curators, 20 artists, 5 continents”, an exhibition of international contemporary art from the Lyon Biennale in France. Until 12 April, “Uncontained: the Community Arts Project Archive”. 25 Queen Victoria Str, CT. T. 021 467 4660


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Original Cape Art 19 - 27 March, Original Cape Art will be hosting an exhibition of works by 21 Cape artists at the Sanlam Hall in the beautiful grounds of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, from 10am to 5pm. Entrance to the exhibition is free after entry to Kirstenbosch Gardens. T. 021 799 8621.

Sally Louw Gallery 7 - 22 March, “Layer Six” an exhibition by SA born painter Lynden Page. The artist works with a variety of media, from plaster to printmaking, creating textured, layered grounds and images that suggest a constant spacial tension. 77 Roodebloem Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town. T.072 713 8907

The Pot Luck Club Gallery Contact curator Las Madurasinghe on 074 180 4895 The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock.

Salon 91 Until 23 March, “Back In Five Minutes”, an exhibition of typography featuring Ben Johnston, Dani Loureiro, Clint Campbell, Clement de Bruin and Justin Southey. 27 March - 20 April, “Heart of Gold”, a two-man show by Jordan Metcalf and Daniel Ting Chong. 91 Kloof Str, Gardens, CT. T 021 424 6930

The Project Room Gallery Until 15 March, “People of the South”, by Gary Frier showcasing mixed media portraits of South African places, habits & inhabitants. 2nd floor, Old Port Captains Building, Pierhead, Dockroad, V&A Waterfront Provenance Auction House Auctioneers of Fine Art, Antiques and Home Luxury. 8 Vrede str, Gardens, CT. T. 021 461 8009 Red! The Gallery RED! The Gallery is a dynamic art gallery featuring work from South Africa’s best contemporary and emerging artists , including works by Andrew Cooper, David Kuijers, Wakaba Mutheki and Donna McKellar to name a few. Steenberg Village shopping centre, Reddam Ave, Tokai. T. 021 7010886 Rose Korber Art 1 - 31 March, “Of Jazz, Townships, Tributes & Interiors: Recurring Themes In The Work Of Sam Nhlengethwa”, a cross-section of fascinating and diverse themes that have preoccupied this artist over many decades and in a variety of media, including lithographs, linocuts and his hallmark collage, oil and acrylic works. 48 Sedgemoor Rd, Camps Bay, CT. T. 021 438 9152 C. 083 261 1173 / 082 781 6144 Rudd’s Auctioneers Antique, Fine and Decorative Art. 87 Bree Str, CT. T.021 426 0384 C. 083 406 4261 Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Until 14 March, “A Little Voodoo”, by Candice Dawn B (Salon A & B) and new works by Patrick Mokhuane (Salon C). 10 Wellington Rd, Durbanville. T.021 976 4691

South African Print Gallery Call for Botanical Art Submissions 109 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 462 6851 Sanlam Art Gallery 2 Strand Rd, Bellville. T. 021 947 3359 SMAC Art Gallery, CT Until 23 March, “Terugkoms van Cythera”, an exhibition by Johann Louw. In-Fin-Art Building, Buitengracht Str, CT. T. 021 422 5100 Online Art Gallery is excited to announce the opening of a permanent exhibition space in collaboration with G2 Art in Cape Town. The gallery offers art lovers the opportunity to view a collection of multi-media works from SA’s fine arts graduates and emerging artists. The two galleries will operate from 61 Shortmarket Street and offer a broad range of affordable contemporary art. The galleries will open with new works by Floris van Zyl, Nicole Pletts, Janet Botes and other selected artists. Join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the launch of our collaboration from 5pm on 7 March. T.072 470 9272 Stephan Welz & Company Entries for our June Auction in Cape Town close 15 March. The Great Cellar, The Alphen Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia. T. 021 794 6461 Stevenson Cape Town Until 6 April, 3 solo exhibitions running concurrently: “Great Expectations” by Claudette Schreuders, “New Pictures”, by Ian Grose and “Native Work”, by Andrew Putter. Ground Floor, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 462 1500.

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Opening Evening: Thursday 18 April at 18:30 Exhibition Concludes 1 May 2013 Hosted at The Studio Kalk Bay 122 Main Road Kalk Bay 021 785 1120 “A collection inspired by humanity’s inuence on the natural world. Will those at risk, like the mythical Phoenix rise from the ashes and survive another generation?” - Deziree Smith

WESTERN CAPE | GALLERY GUIDE Strauss & Co. The Oval, 1st Floor Colinton House, 1 Oakdale Rd, Newlands. T. 021 683 6560. The Sudio Kalk Bay 7 - 20 March, “Lilies Lilos and Landscapes”, by Jeremy Day. Day’s fascination with super realism makes for incredibly detailed and emotive paintings. 21 - 27 March, “Boys and Girls of the Village”, Irina Rickas. 28 March – 3 April, “Tree Poetry” by Pari Marakis. Main Rd, Kalk Bay. C. 083 778 2737 The Art Connection An online gallery curated by Priscilla Schoonbee, offering top class artwork by established and up-and-coming artists. Also attends to the on-going art curatorship at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay and Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa. C. 082 463 6307 Truly Fantastic Specialising in custom furniture and joinery, as well as canvases and easels. 1 Pine Tree Park, Lekkerwater Rd, Sunnydale. T. 021 785 1161 What if the World/Gallery Until 9 March, “Cars and Girls”, a solo exhibition by Frances Goodman. 1 Argyle Str. Woodstock, CT. T. 021 802 3111 Windermere House The private art collection of Cape Town based artist Rachelle Bomberg, showcasing large, mystical/surreal abstract oils. Artist available (by appointment) to discuss her work in this historic Art Deco museum and studio. 58 Windermere rd, Muizenberg. T. 021 788 1333 C. 073 634 2597 Worldart Gallery 54 Church Street, Cape Town CBD. T 021 423 3075 Zizamele Ceramics Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie Rd, Kommetjie. T. 021 789 1491. C. 084 556 6423


Art in the Yard 23 March - 7 April, “Paintings from a Small Island”, an exhibition by London-based artist Orlanda Broom, in collaboration with The Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, Walton Street, London. No.1 The Yard, 38 Huguenot Str. Franschhoek. T. 021 876 4280 Ebony Showing recent acquisitions by a selection of classic SA Masters including Gerard Sekoto, Christo Coetzee, Maud Sumner and many others. Contemporary works by Soma Holloway, Claudia Ongaro, Marlene von Durckheim, Aidon Westcott, Caroline Gibello and more on display, as well as a mix of great SA craft and design. Shop 4, Franschhoek Square, 32 Huguenot Str, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 4477 Is Art Le Quartier Français, 16 Huguenot Str, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 8443

The Gallery at Grande Provence Until 24 April, “Citizen”, a solo exhibition by Arlene AmalerRaviv. This body of work offers powerful social commentary, confirmed and often enhanced by her masterful manipulation of medium, colour, and imagery. Main Rd, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 8630.

George Cape Palette Art Gallery Engen Centre, CJ Langenhoven Str, Heatherlands, George. T. 044 873 6581 Strydom Gallery Until March, “George 44”, a summer exhibition. New works by Guy Du Toit, Pauline Gutter, Clare Menck, Jaco Sieberhagen, David Brown, Sarel Petrus, Willem Boshoff, William Kentridge and Simon Stone. 79 Market Str, George. T. 044 874 4027

Mossel Bay Artbeat Gallery 1 March - 31 March, “A Taste of Mossel Bay”, to compliment the “Proe Mosselbaai” food (including arts and culture) indaba, the Artbeat Gallery and Fringe Art Centre will be exhibiting the drawings of local artists and schools in the area. For more information visit 35 Gys Smalberger Str, Mossel Bay, T. 081 356 5295 Art@39Long Featuring an ongoing exhibition of sculptures by emerging sculptor Hugo van Schalkwyk. The gallery is set in a delightful garden and exhibits a wide variety of established as well as up-and-coming South African artists. 39 Long Str, Great Brak River. C. 082 576 3338

Hermanus Abalone Gallery Until 31 March in the Annex, “Some Perspectives in Art of Three Decades”, an exhibition of works on paper and graphic art (from the sixties to the nineties) by artists Anna Vorster, Tadeusz Jaroszynski, Lionel Abrams, Nils Burwitz, Louis Jansen van Vuuren, Winston Saoli, Lucky Sibiya and photography by Lien Botha. In the Main Gallery, a wide selection of contemporary and modern art by artists Andre Naude, Louis van Heerden, Fred Schimmel, Christo Coetzee, Cecil Higgs, Carl Roberts and Lynette ten Krooden. 2 Harbour Rd, The Courtyard, Hermanus. T. 028 313 2935 Art Amble Hermanus Village Ten diverse and unique Galleries all within walking distance in the heart of Hermanus Village. Four resident artists’ studios to visit. Collect your Art Amble Guide at any one of the Galleries in Main Road or at the Hermanus Tourism Office. Terry Kobus: C. 083 259 8869. Bellini Gallery & Cappuccino-Bar 167 Main Rd, Hermanus. T. 028 312 4988 Originals Gallery The art studio and gallery of Terry Kobus. See the artist at work in his studio and view his latest paintings in an intimate gallery space. Shop 22 Royal Centre, 141 Main Rd, Hermanus. T. 083 259 8869

Rossouw Modern Art Gallery Hermanus Pencil sketch artist Jono Dry now exhibiting. View his work at the gallery or online. Also new works by Gail Catlin, Bas van Stenis, Hugo Maritz, Mario Leibner, Godfrey Ntakana, Sandy Diogo, Jenny Jackson and Obert Jongwe. 3 Harbour Rd, Hermanus. T. 028 313 2222 Walker Bay Art Gallery View the wide selection of paintings, sculpture & ceramics by established as well as up and coming South African artists. 171 Main Rd, Hermanus. Contact: Francois Grobbelaar 028 312 2928

Knysna Dale Elliott Art Galleries Leaders of the painting course concept in South Africa. Shop 11, Knysna Mall Shopping Centre, Main Rd. T. 044 382 5646. Knysna Art Gallery Old Gaol Complex, cnr of Main and Queen Street, Knysna. T. 044 382 7124 Knysna Fine Art Recent works by Angus Taylor, Deborah Bell, Lionel Smit & Marieke Prinsloo. Currently featuring an exhibition of colour woodcuts by Guy Thesen. Thesen House, 6 Long Str, Knysna. T. 044 382 5107. C. 082 552 7262 Lynn Schaefer Gallery Artworks and ceramics by SA artists including Derric van Rensburg, Ann Nosworthy, Darryl Legg and Lynn Schaefer. Thesen House, 6 Long Street, Knysna. C. 072 174 4907 Sally Bekker Art Studio Ongoing exhibition of recent watercolour and oil paintings. Upstairs in the Knysna Mall. C.082 342 3943.

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

Oudtshoorn ArtKaroo Gallery 28 March - end of April, 3 exhibitions running concurrently: a solo show by Grace Kotze; “Hart en Siel”, an exhibition of work by selected artists including Hein Botha, Lisl Barry, Judy Bumstead and Janet Dixon; “Hier is geen Kitsch nie!”, an exhibition of oils, mixed media and sculpture by François Tiran & Jean Piérre Tiran. 107 Baron van Reede, Oudtshoorn. T.044 279 1093

Overberg The Post House Gallery Featuring resident artist Adèle Claudia Fouché. The gallery is open for viewing Tuesday to Sunday between 10 and 5. Adèle also offers workshops and retreats in the beautiful town as well as private classes. 52 Park Str, Greyton, 7233. C. 082 522 4010.

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Paarl Hout Street Gallery The Gallery specialises in South African paintings and fine art and features an extensive range of paintings, ceramics and sculptures by more than thirty South African artists. 270 Main Str, Paarl. T. 021 872 5030

Piketberg The Art Business Contemporary Gallery and Art Consultancy. 17 Main Str, Piketberg. C. 083 739 6196 072 659 1973

Prince Albert Prince Albert Gallery Established in 2003, the Prince Albert Gallery always has an eclectic mix of art on display. 57 Church Str, Prince Albert. T. 023 541 1057. C. 082 749 2128 (Brent)

Somerset West Dante Art & Decor A modern art gallery since 1995. Proudly South African art, ceramics, gifts and decor. Furnishing your home with a modern touch of beauty. Waterstone Village shop 37, Somerset West. C. 082 268 9997 Gallery 91 91 Andries Pretorius Str, Somerset West. T. 021 852 6700. C. 084 441 7233 Liebrecht Art Gallery 34 Oudehuis Str, Somerset West. T. 021 852 8030 C. 082 682 5710


Sasol Art Museum 1 March - 27 April, the US Woordfees in collaboration with the Sasol Art Museum and Stevenson present “Solipsis V”, an exhibition by Wim Botha. 52 Ryneveld Str, Stellenbosch T. 021 808 3691. Slee Gallery 3 – 10 March, “Hiernamaals/Hereafter”, an exhibition by a variety of artists including Strijdom van der Merwe, Angus Taylor, Shany van den Berg, and Gordon Froud, amongst others. 101 Dorp Str, Stellenbosch. T. 021 887 3385 SMAC Art Gallery Closed until 7 May and will re-open with a retrospective exhibition by Hannatjie van der Watt on 9 May. 1st Floor, De Wet Centre, Church Str, Stellenbosch. T. 021 887 3607 Stellenbosch Art Gallery An extensive selection of paintings, sculpture, handmade glass & ceramics by selected Western Cape artists are on offer to the discerning buyer. 34 Ryneveld Str, Stellenbosch. T. 021 887 8343

US Art Gallery Cnr. of Dorp & Bird str, Stellenbosch. T. 021 828 3489

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

Villiersdorp Dale Elliott Art Gallery 80 Main Rd, Villiersdorp. T. 028 840 2927

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. C. 082 935 8354 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

West Coast The Gallery - Riebeek Kasteel 15 March - 7 April, “Picking up Threads”, a one-man exhibition by Andre van Vuuren. This new body of work is the culmination of thoughts and a collection of souvenirs of a journey embarked on so long ago. Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel. C. 083 653 3697. Contact: Astrid McLeod

Kwazulu- Natal Durban The African Art Centre 94 Florida Rd, Durban. T. 031 312 3804/5 Artisan Gallery During the first week of March our annual sale is on - ceramics, etchings, woodblock prints, exclusive textiles as well as paintings will be available. 6 - 16 March, a showcase of works by Jannie van Heerden. 27 March - 13 April, “Interconnections”, an exhibition by the three members of the Duarte Family. 344 Florida Rd, Morningside, Durban. T. 031 312 4364 ArtSPACE Durban 4 - 23 March, a solo exhibition of paintings by ABSA L’Atelier Art Award 2013 KZN Regional Sakhile Mhlongo. 25 March - 13 April, “Striking back: Gandhi and the Rebellions of 1913”, a group show exploring this theme. 3 Millar Rd, Stamford Hill, Durban. T.031 312 0793

Carnegie Art Gallery Permanent collection on view of artists’ interpretation of the South African landscape. Good collection of ELC Art & Craft, Rorkes Drift ceramics, prints and tapestries. Well stocked gallery shop. T. 034 3287622 www. Christie’s International Auctioneers. Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant. T 031 207 8247 The COLLECTIVE An art gallery that promotes young artists and a coffee shop with Wi-Fi availability, which runs on the veranda around the gallery. 48b Florida Rd, (entrance in 4th Avenue) Greyville, Durban. T. 031 303 4891 Durban Art Gallery 2nd Floor City Hall, Anton Lembede (Smith) Str, Durban. T. 031 311 2264/332 7286 Elizabeth Gordon Gallery 120 Florida Rd, Durban T. 031 303 8133 KZNSA Gallery 166 Bulwer Rd, Glenwood, Durban. T. 031 277 1705 Tamasa Gallery A small commercial gallery, Tamasa exhibits a broad variety of contemporary KZN artists. 36 Overport Drive, Berea, Durban. T. 031 207 1223.

Ballito Imbizo Gallery 21 March - 1 April, “If you really knew about here, would you go there?”, a solo exhibition by Ann Gadd. Shop 7, Ballito Lifestyle Centre. T. 032 946 1937

Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery 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

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

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The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street, Cape Town seeks to expose fine art that is rooted in the South Africantradition, work which carries the unique cultural stamp of our continent.

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Sheena Ridley Art Studio & Sculpture Garden Langkloof, Klein Karoo. C. 083 589 2881


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. 046 653 0121 C. 082 770 8000

East London Ann Bryant Gallery 2 - 9 March, “Being”, an exhibition by Moritza Coetzee, opens in the Coach House. 4 - 8 March, Absa L’Atelier Art Compention 2013, rewarding young artists between the ages of 21 and 35 with the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. Works to be received at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery 14 - 30 March, “Mortal Remains”, by Tanisha Bhana, showing in the Coach House. 20 March - 12 April, “Reginal Exhibition”, in the Main Gallery. 9 St. Marks Rd, Southernwood, East London. T. 043 722 4044

Port Elizabeth ART Gallery Until 9 March, “COLLECT!VE 2013”, twenty nine leading Eastern Cape artists will showcase works in various media including photography, painting, ceramics, sculpture and graphics. 51B Cuyler Street, Central Hill, Port Elizabeth. Contact: Anthony Harris. C. 072 379 5933 ArtEC Until 8 March, “Thorny Issues”, a show by Sue Hoppe and Dorelle Sapere. 36 Bird Str, P.E. T. 041 585 3641

Floradale Fine Art Gallery Our small gallery and invited guests are now in our 2nd year of being hosted by the Floradale Centre family. We are celebrating our own “New Work” exhibition (opening 13 March), new work to our gallery and the work of new members of our informal co-operative. Floradale Centre, Old Gonubie Rd, Beacon Bay. T. 043 740 2031 C. 078 294 7252

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Until 3 March, “FANtastic”, a fan-filled exhibition celebrating the effort and imagination of soccer fans from all around the African continent. Until 31 March, “100 Shades of Grey”, an exhibition exploring the use of monotones in a selection of work from the NMM Art Museums Permanent Collection. Until 14 July, “Exploring the Art of the Eastern Cape 1900 – 2013”, a reflection on the trend-setters of the past and the innovators who are shaping the art of the future. Until 2 June, “The Eastern Cape of the Explorers”, showcasing artworks of the landscape as seen through the eyes of the 19th century European explorers. 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth. T. 041 506 2000

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

Ron Belling Art Gallery 6 - 26 March, “Port Elizabeth – a City of Contrasts”, an exhibition of watercolour paintings by Vilia Offerman. 30 Park Drive, P.E. T. 041 586 3973

William Humphreys Art Gallery 7 March - 8 April, “Double Agendas”, an exhibition by Gregory Kerr. On display from the WHAG collection: “Pioneers of Southern African Art”, a selection of Monotypes and “People Portrayed”, 2 and 3 dimensional work. 1 Cullinan Crescent, Civic Centre, Kimberley. T. 053 831 1724/5

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Email us with your information relating to traditional and digital printmaking including: Print workshops, galleries that deal in handmade/ digitally limited editioned prints. Print studios, collections, material suppliers, suggested artists profiles etc. Email them to by the 15 March 2013.


John and Janet Higginson with a ‘pregnant woman’ by Sydney Kumalo. Christa Cousins and Sandy Cadiz-Smith. Art Dealer Johans Borman ’DANCING IN THE WOODS’, AN EXHIBITION BY BEEZY BAILEY AT THE EVERARD READ GALLERY, CT

Gallery director Charles Shields, with his wife Claire and son Thomas. Faith Shields and Sophie Mitchell. Ronnie Kasrils

Caro Flynn, Kobus la-Grange and Herman van Wyk. Charles Arton, Stephen Abraham, Anne Tripp and gallery director David Tripp

Patrice Boussekey, Paul Brown and Robert Gisi. Fabrice Orengo-de Lamaziere and Marion Geiger-Orengo


Michael Meyersfeld and Mrs. Williams. Nicola Kritzinger & Cassey Delissen. Names Unknown, Reshada Crouse, Stephen Hobbs, Bronwyn Millar NEW BLACK BOX GALLERY: BUILDING AND DECONSTRUCTION, CHURCH STREET, CT

Gallery owner Charl Bezuidenhout chats with Mario Pissarra — at The Black Box.. Patrice Boussekey shows off to Heike Laufer as there are photos of himself in the latest edition of the Art Times . A view into the Black Box Gallery. Thembinkos Kohli with his artwork. Ayonda Mabulu and Ronald Muchatuta PHILLIPPA ALLEN ‘AROUND A MOUNTAIN’ , BARNARD GALLERY, CT

Philippa Allen Opening. 2 Robyn Black, Robin Reisenberg (Top1 ) Helen Harvey; Clarissa Thirion; Jackie Burger Top 2) Di Holmes; Christina Tzouvelekis; Robyn Friedlander; Faye Mockford (Bottem1) Philippa Allen artist; Nike Romano guest speaker Bottem 2) John & Liesel Green


Alan Basil Grobler, Alan Basil Grobler and Photographer Tim Hopwood, Denzil Levy and Rosemary Hepburn

Ralph van Niekerk, Basil Brady and Beverley Gray. Teresa Fogarty, Alan Grobler and Margaret Harradine. Sue Hoppe and Willemien Green

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Paul Scutte and his wive Netta Schutte in front of Oud maar nog nie koud. NWU students enjoying the opening of BooMenSlik STUDIO KALK BAY, CT

Namaste with her friends, Fiona, Anthony and Paolo, Simon MAKING WAY, STANDARD BANK GALLERY, JOHANNESBURG

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Anthea Delmotte’s “Portals of Creation” South Africa’s foremost contemporary artists have been immortalized and honored in a series of portrait paintings done by well-known realism artist, Anthea Delmotte. The series, entitled “Portals of Creation”, which will be on display at the gallery of the AVA (Association of Visual Arts) in Cape Town from 11 March, depicts many of the country’s top contemporary artists in portrait scenes that allow the viewer a glimpse into the personal lives and creative processes of these renowned artists. These beautful studies of humanity took Anthea Delmotte four years to create as she travelled around South Africa meeting, spending time with, and painting the artists depicted in the series, which includes Erik Laubscher, Phillip Barlow, Stefan Hundt, Melyvin Minnaar, Susan Kemp, Kirsty Cockerill, John Kramer, Christopher Moller, Peter Clarke, Bongi

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Bengu, William Kentridge, Angus Taylor, Strijdom van der Merwe, Jeanette Unite, Ben Coutouvidis, Brahm van Zyl, Emma van der Merwe, Gail Dorje, Willie Bester, Conrad Theys, Ismail Mahomed, Teresa Lizamore, David Tripp, Charles Shields, Clare Menck, Johann Louw and Peter van Straten. “I am extremely excited about this project which arose out of an idea I had to document and commemorate South Africa’s contemporary art scene in a visual record,” says Delmotte. A four-year project that culminates in a solo-exhibition in March that will be of particular interest to art collectors in South Africa. Captions: (Top Left) John Kramer, William Kentridge, (Below Left) Clare Menck, Emma van der Merwe from SMAC (Above) Anthea with portrait of Jan du Toit, (Below) The waterfall than runs through Anthea’s farm.



These portraits, by this eminently talented and skilled South African artist, meet all the requirements of being highly collectable pieces as they combine both Delmotte’s talent as an artist with a rare visual documentation of the creative working processes of the country’s foremost artists. It is only the first stage, however, of an ongoing project to document South African artists and the spirit of their lives. Delmotte intends to honour many more artists and others involved in the art world through a series of portraits that will eventually culminate in a coffee table book that celebrates the contemporary art scene in visual form.

now lives with her family in Piketberg-Bo-Berg in the Western Cape, a secluded haven that provides her with the visual beauty so intrinsic in the creative process. Delmotte’s CV is as colourful and interesting as the artist herself and one gets an understanding of how this artist manages to portray such a depth of passion and emotion in her paintings when you see the path that she has walked in life, with creativity at every juncture - from arts and crafts as a child to fashion design and stage backdrops as a teenager to contemporary artist, gallery owner, wife and mother to five children in her adult years.

Delmotte says that for her, painting fellow-artists is a way of communicating with them – listening to them and speaking with them in a visual manner through the process of painting their portraits.

Family, work and art have always been interwoven in a tapestry of love, duty and passion for this artist.

“Many a portrait artist can identify with this process of communication that often results in a portrait of an individual that is truer than any photograph. I am fascinated by artists, by the way they look, how they organise themselves in their space, and by the creativity that manifests through them,” says Delmotte. “I am equally fascinated by gallery owners and managers, who are also individual manifestations of creative energy, which is reflected in their selections and choices for their galleries and in their interaction with artists and lovers of art.” This self-taught artist, who spent most of her formative years in Namibia, 38

Portals of Creation will be opening at the gallery of the AVA (Association of Visual Arts) situated at 35 Church Street in Cape Town from 11 March 2013 in conjunction with Spier and is an exhibit that should not be missed by art enthusiast, collectors, students and the general public, all of whom will marvel at the detail and intimacy of these imminently important paintings. See more at Captions: Farm dam, (Below left) heating a bath and Anthea in her studio.

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Visuele Kuns : Absa KKNK 2013 Gids Die Visuele Kuns is ‘n woordlose gespreksvoering wat die interne bestaanswaarhede van die kunstenaar bloot lê. Die maak van uitbeeldings is ‘n integrale faset van die mens se bestaan; die ontwikkeling van “kuns” is ‘n kentering in die evolusie van die mens. Ons begrip van lewe, dood, God en beeld het ons psige gelykwaardig betree: ‘n moment van “bestaans-ekstase”. Die kunstenaar James McNeil Whisler beskryf die impuls om te skep soos volg: “All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness” Kuns konkel. Dit is ‘n obskure visuele skermutseling wat intuïtief, of selfs toevallig, ‘n waarheid ontbloot. Ons het nie die kunste nodig vir ons bestaan nie, tog meet en definieer ons, ons bestaan deur middel van die kunste. Dit impliseer dat alle kuns die gekose selfportret van die mensdom is. Die Visuele Kunsprogram vir 2013 fokus op die rol van die kunstenaar as boodskapper vanaf die onderbewussyn of onderwêreld. Die substratum van die kunstenaar se skeppingshunkering is die omskrywing van lewe en dood – Die Altaar van Stoflikheid. Die hooffeeskunstenaar vir die 2013 Absa KKNK is die merkwaardige en briljante Diane Victor. Alhoewel Victor ‘n ou bekende by die Absa KKNK is, sowel as ‘n 2011 Kanna-wenner, word sy vanjaar vereer as hooffeeskunstenaar. Victor is waarlik nie net een van Suid-Afrika se mees prominente kunstenaars nie, maar ook ‘n gerekende internasionale kunstenaar. Haar uitstalling, “No Country for Old Women”, beloof om ‘n hoogtepunt van die fees te wees. Die Sielsang van bestaan word verder ondersoek deur verskeie ABSA Atelier finaliste in die ABSA Korporatiewe uitstalling “The Seven Deadly Virtues / Die Sewe Dodelike Hoofdeugde”, onder die kuratorskap van Dr. Paul Bayliss. Kunstenaars bied ‘n kontemporêre blik op die sewe Middeleeuse hoofdeugde: matigheid, nederigheid, gulhartigheid, kuisheid, geduld, vlytigheid en welwillendheid; teenoor die sewe dodelike sondes: vraatsug, ydelheid, hebsug, wellus, wraaksug, luiheid en afguns. In 2013 is dit ook die Absa KKNK se voorreg om gasheer te wees van die 2011 Absa l’Atelier wenner, Ian Grose, se solo-uitstalling “Aantekeninge / Notes”. Die groepsuitstalling “Velvet”, onder die kuratorskap van Kanna-wenner Christiaan Diedericks, sowel as die solo-uitstallings “Mans-Mens”, deur Chris Koch, en “When You Feeling Like a Lady”, deur Robert Hamblin, ondersoek die komplekse en kwesbare natuur van seksualiteit en identiteit. Die uitstallings vra diverse en persoonlike vrae met die fokus op interne bestaanswaarhede, eerder as eenvoudige antwoorde. Die kurator, Clare Menck, se groepsuitstalling “Vanitas 2013”, bring van ons land se mees gerespekteerde skilders na die fees. Vanitas skilderye beklemtoon dat “die lewe ‘n gejaag na wind is”, en dat alles verganklik en kortstondig is. Menslike ydelheid kom tot ‘n val. Ander solo-uitstallings wat die dilemma van verantwoordelikheid besin is “Vergete Verledes” deur Cobus van Bosch, en “Die Laaste van Ons / The Last of Us” deur Pauline Gutter. Hierdie uitstallings deur twee uitstaande skilders sentreer rondom ons gebondenheid met die landskap. Van Bosch fokus op vergete historiese gebeure, terwyl Gutter se werk ons interne gebondenheid tot die land bloot lê. Twee van Suid-Afrika se mees gerespekteerde kontemporêre galerye stal vanjaar uit. “Me.Ek”, is ‘n groepsuitstalling van vooraanstaande kunstenaars onder kuratorskap van Prof. Elfriede Dreyer van Fried Contemporary, en “Tom Cullberg” is ‘n gekureerde solo-uitstalling onder die kuratorskap van Elana Brundyn van Brundyn + Gonsalves. “Me.Ek” ondersoek die belangrikheid van sosiale media in ons lewens en hoe dit die “ek” definieer. Brundyn + Gonsalves se uitstalling “Tom Cullberg” bring van hierdie befaamde skilder se werke na die fees. Die populêre beeld van die legende en die berugde word ondersoek in die groepsuitstalling “The Tom Waits for No Man”, gekureer deur Gordon Froud, en die solo-uitstalling “Amper Almal – Die Stamboom van die Suid-Afrikaanse Populêre Kultuur” deur Alex Hamilton. Froud se uitstalling fokus op die lewe en die lirieke van die kultusfiguur en musikant Tom Waits. Hamilton se uitstalling “Amper Almal” is ‘n visuele feesviering van roem. ‘n Groot klomp Suid-Afrikaanse ikone en SA ART TIMES. March 2013

persoonlikhede word vereer in die uitstalling. Die werke herroep ons kollektiewe geheue van amper almal, Karel Kraai tot Steve Hofmeyer. Die verband tussen die geskrewe woord of boek en die visuele beeld word ondersoek deur die volgende uitstallings: “ATKV: Skilder met Woorde III: 1 2 3 Blok Myself” (groepsuitstalling), “Moleskin SA Art + Design Project” (groepsuitstalling) deur Johann du Plessis en “Streeksbiblioteek” (solo-uitstalling) deur Olaf Bisschoff. Die visuele kunsprogram sluit verder in: “Spoor” ‘n solo-uitstalling deur die voormalige kurator van die Absa KKNK Theo Kleynhans, “Quintessence: 12 People I Know and Objects of Enlightenment” deur Vanessa Berlein en Michele Davidson, en “Silence is Golden: Political Language, Euphemism and Bullsh#t!” ‘n solo-uitstalling deur Stephen Rosin. Rosin is ‘n voormalige ABSA Atelier wenner. Sowel as die solo-uitstalling “Befoxycated Etc” deur Annelie van der Vyver. Die 2013 Visuele Kunsprogram is werklik... GROOT. En soos ‘n gewigtige Russiese-roman behels dit alles: geboorte, geweld, seks, verraad, liefde, die dood en natuurlik skoonheid. Ek eindig met die woorde van die kunstenaar Joan Miro: “To be an artist is to believe in life” Rondleidings en besprekings Woon gerus die daaglikse kunsrondleidings en besprekings deur Sandra Hanekom, die Visuele Kunskurator, by vir ‘n meer deurdagte en holistiese ervaring van die uitstallings. Rondleidings sluit ‘n besoek aan die feeskunstenaar se uitstalling in.Rondleidings en besprekings met die Absa KKNK Kunskurator Sandra Hanekom Daagliks vanaf 10:00 tot 11:30 Koste: R50 per persoon Vrydag 29 Maart 2013:

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Saterdag 30 Maart 2013: “Die werk van Diane Victor” met Sandra Hanekom, Diane Victor, Dr. Paul Bayliss, Gordon Froud en Cobus van Bosch Sondag 31 Maart 2013: “Die Rol van ‘n Kurator” met Sandra Hanekom, Dr Paul Bayliss, Prof. Elfriede Dreyer, Johann du Plessis, Elana Brundyn, Clare Menck, Christiaan Diedericks, Gordon Froud en Nita Cronje. Maandag 1 April 2013: “Die Politiek van Kuns” met Sandra Hanekom, Christiaan Diedericks, Nita Cronje, Stephen Rosin, Chris Koch, Alex Hamilton, Robert Hamblin, Pauline Gutter en Cobus van Bosch Dinsdag 2 April 2013: “Merkmaak – Die Skilders” met Sandra Hanekom, Clare Menck, Pauline Gutter, Vanessa Berlein, Michele Davidson, Cobus van Bosch, Annelie van der Vyver en Olaf Bisschoff Woensdag 3 April 2013: “Die Fyn Lyn – Ikone, Populariteit en Kommersialiteit” met Sandra Hanekom, Alex Hamilton, Gordon Froud, Dr. Paul Bayliss, Prof. Elfriede Dreyer en Johann du Plessis Donderdag 4 April 2013: “Versamelkuns” met Sandra Hanekom, Prof. Elfriede Dreyer, Dr. Paul Bayliss, Elana Brundyn, Gordon Froud, Cobus van Bosch en Johann du Plessis Vrydag 5 April 2013: “Die Toekoms van die Visuele Kunste in SA” met Sandra Hanekom, Dr. Paul Bayliss, Prof. Elfriede Dreyer, Cobus van Bosch, Pauline Gutter, Gordon Froud, Chris Koch, Olaf Bisschoff, Johann du Plessis en Nita Cronje


Two men with piles of wood through a forest’s window A once time opportunity in your life to make your dream come true is in your way! It is the ďŹ rst time in the history of KKNK to have Daniel Novela! Come to the National Arts Festival in the Klein Karoo, known as KKNK in the Western Cape, from Friday 29th March to Saturday 6th April 2013 and meet one of the most loved artists in the country, the South African landscape painter and international artist Daniel Novela. There you will have the opportunity to watch the Master painting!!! For more information on the venue and time please logon to Or email to

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Tom Waits for no man

Tom Waits for no man – curated by Gordon Froud Tom Waits has been a major inspiration for artists, musicians, poets, writers and thinkers for more than 50 years. He is considered as one of the Godfathers of grunge and poetic rock and is held in high esteem by musicians, singers and artists. Waits is a master wordsmith whose ability to create disturbing narratives sets him apart from other songwriters. From his achingly beautiful love songs to his social and politically charged tales, Waits creates powerful lyrics interlaced with unu-

sual musical arrangements and with his penchant for unusual musical instruments (or objects used as instruments), the sound is a memorable one that hooks most listeners from the very first chord. The Exhibition: This show will be based on a roughly LP sized circular (mostly) format 30cm in diameter. It is intended that most works will hang on the wall but some artists have made work in 3d, making use of the disc as a base or platform on which to build. There was no restriction on materials or

Marinda Combrinck Studio & Gallery You are invited to meet Fine Artist, Marinda Combrinck during the ABSA KKNK at her Studio & Gallery in Calitzdorp where you will be able to enjoy a variety of her paintings such as landscapes, portraits, ‘Glamour Girls’, and have a preview of her latest series to be exhibited at the Knysna Fine Arts Gallery during 2012 called: ‘Reconstructed Icons’ Contact details: Marinda Combrinck Studio & Gallery, 4 Geyser Street, Calitzdorp 6660. Cell: 079 968 1588, Facebook: Marinda Combrinck Art GPS: S - 33° 33. 865 E - 21° 41.330

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approach. There was no process in selection of songs and each artist was free to use whichever lyric or section of lyrics that they choose (even if someone else has selected this too – artists seldom come up with the same solutions). Artists submitted work and from these the final show was curated. The images are curious, narrative, poignant and often downright bizarre – in keeping with the great man himself.

“Gallery Route62” “Gallery Route62” is a charming historical building, which was once used as a trading store in the ostrich industry’s golden years in Calitzdorp. The gallery exhibits work by established local artists all expressing their unique feel for the area in their various mediums, be it Oils, Acrylics, Watercolour, Ceramics or Photography. The Karoo in all its forms is at the heart of all the pieces on display. Gallery Route 62, 16 Queen Street, Calitzdorp. Contact no: Cell ; 082 8714611. Tel : 044 2133227. Email Web :



Strauss & Co.

Stephan Welz & Co.

Cape Town Sale

Cape Town Sale

Great start to auction year

Cape art sales augur well for 2013

By Michael Coulson

By Michael Coulson

If Monday night at the Vineyard is anything to go by, 2013 will be a great year for the SA art market. Excluding the handful of international items, Strauss % Co’s two sessions comprising 218 lots of SA art grossed R38.7m, closer to the top than the bottom of the estimate range of R29.6m-R42.2m, with 178 lots selling, a more than satisfactory 81.65%. Moreover, the later session of more important works was the better of the two. Last February, Strauss grossed just R26.5m (low estimate: R23.4m) in the Cape, with a top price of R4.8m for a Stern portrait, and selling 81% of the 204 lots.

If the results of Stephan Welz & Co’s first auction of 2013 were steady rather than spectacular, put together with Strauss & Co’s earlier sale they suggest that 2013 will be a good year for the art market. At the two events combined, buyers forked out almost R48m for SA art, against about R31.3m in the corresponding sales last year.

Of the nine lots with low estimates starting at R350 000, seven sold, the two failures including the one real disappointment: an Irma Stern portrait estimated at R1.5m-R2m. The other was a Keith Alexander landscape (estimate R350 000-R450 000). Of the six lots with estimates starting at R300 000, four sold. In the early session of minor work, 87 of 101 lots sold (77.78%), top price being R100 000 for a Conrad Theys landscape (est R40 000-R60 000), but the most notable result was R95 000 for a Judith Mason oil (est R20 000-R30 000 -- remember that reported price are hammer plus buyer’s premium and Vat, estimates hammer only). A gross of R2.88m, compared with the low estimate of R2.02m, suggests that those works that did sell went for well above the low estimates. Things got even better in the evening, 87 of 101 lots (86.14%) finding buyers. A gross of R35.85m was close to the top of the estimate range of R27.6m -R39.3m. The cover lot, Stern’s portrait of a Malay Girl, fetched R11.7m (R10m-R15m) and there were four seven-digit returns. Most remarkable was R3.565m for for a Wolf Kibel landscape estimated at only R300 000R400 000 (frontispiece for the major session). On R2.005m were Anton van Wouw’s Miner (R1.6m-R2.2m, inside front cover) and a Maggie Laubser portrait (R1.5m-R2m, the back cover). Walter Battiss’s Figures in a Landscape came (inside back cover) followed close behind at R1.95m (R1.6m-R2.2m). Of the other top nine estimates, on R891 000 were a Hugo Naude kitchen scene (R500 000-R700 000) and a Laubser still life (R350 000-R400 000). Stanley Pinker’s Window on District Six went for R401 000 (R400 000-R600 000). Also in the top 10 by value, but with lower estimates, on R668 000 were Pieter Wenning’s Malay Quarter (R300 000-R400 000, the frontispiece) and, amazingly, Penny Siopis’ pastel Imaging, where the hammer price was 15 times the R40 000 low estimate. The frontispiece to the first art session, Helmut Starcke;s Clumsy Angel, reached R89 000 (R40 000-R60 000 With Cape furniture and silver, plus ceramics and jewellery, the grand total was R46m. Of artists represented, Battiss sold 15 of 17 lots, Laubser six of eight, David Botha, Tinus de Jongh and Erik Laubscher all six each, and Naude and Pinker all five each. Attention will now switch to Stephan Welz & Co’s sale at Constantia later this month, to see if this momentum can be maintained, before the focus switches to each house’s first Joburg sale of the year, and Bonhams in London. All in all, much to look forward to.


While Stephan Welz & Co had no works that matched the top lots at Strauss, there were some excellent individual results. An overall sell-through rate of almost exactly two-thirds and a gross take (admittedly, on a hammer-plus basis) of just over R9m, 90% of the low estimate of R10.0m, were both respectable enough. The firm grossed only R5.8m at last year’s February sale. SA art was included in three of the five sessions. Session one, on Tuesday morning, included 89 lots of SA art, with a gross low estimate of only R379 000; 57 (64%) sold, for R355 000. Top price was R24 000, for an Irma Stern monotype (est R4 000-R6 000). In the afternoon, 65 of the 95 superior lots (68.4%) sold, for R1.08m (low estimate: R1.17m), the top price being R134 000 for an Adriaan Boshoff landscape (est only R15 000-R20 000). In the evening, a selection of contemporary lots included 25 SA items: 19 (76%) sold, for R921 000, over 40% above the low estimate of R651 000, confirming the belief that this is a market sector worth developing. The main session comprised another 83 items, of which 51 (61.4%) sold, for R6.67m ( low est: R7.83m), taking the overall total to 192 of 292 sold (65.8%) for R9.03m (low est: R10.02m). Of the top 12 estimates (starting at R200 000), six sold, top price being R840 000 for Anton van Wouw’s bronze Bushman (est R650 000-R750 000, opposite the inside back cover). On R672 000 was a Stanley Pinker nude (est R600 000-R800 000), on R268 000 Peter Clarke’s Space (est R250 000-R300 000), on R246 000 a Johannes Meintjies genre scene (est R200 000-R300 000) and on R224 000 a Gregoire Boonzaaier District Six scene (est R200 000-R220 000). But some of the best prices came from items with lower estimates. The front cover, Surfers at Strandfontein, by Peter Clarke, an artist in the middle of a reassessment, fetched R672 000 (est R180 000-R200 000). To use stock market jargon, there were two near ten-baggers in an Alexis Preller study that went for R448 000 (est R50 000-R70 000) and a Boshoff still life for R134 000 (R15 000-R20 000). And Sydney Kumalo’s bronze Tongue Out, estimated at R80 000-R100 000, was bid up to R392 000. Of the most represented artists, Pieter van der Westhuizen sold seven of 10, Clarke five of 10, Conrad Theys seven of nine, Kenneth Baker six of seven, Boonzaaier four of seven, Norman Catherine five of six, Pierneef three of six, Frans Claerhout three of five, Terence McCaw and Stern each two of five and Edward Roworth none of five

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Rudd’s Atlantic Art Gallery Auction Sale a Success Rudd’s auction of the contents of the Atlantic Art Gallery on the 30th January 2013 in Cape Town proved to be a success for all concerned. Riva Cohen and her family were delighted with the outcome. One hundred artists were represented from across the Cape Town Art scene over the past forty years therefore offering without doubt a choice for all tastes and pockets. Thanks to the assistance of The Art Times through both their hard copy and digital magazine the public were given every opportunity of finding works that they may not normally have seen. Artists of note included Fred Schimmel, sold for R16,000, Gail Catlin pictures from R6000 to R20,000, Cecily Sash for R22,000, Lionel Abrams from R11,000, Andre van Zyl for R15,000, Sidney Goldblatt for R13,000, Carl

Letter to The Editor

ANC Art Investment Game It is difficult to understand the reason why so called “art experts” are baffled by the R3.7 million paid for a painting of Nelson Mandela at fundraising auction. (SA Art Times February) . J Brooks Spector of the Daily Maverick also projects himself as yet another “art expert” His qualifications in the arts do not appear to be any better than ANC Treasurer General, Zweli Mkhize. It would also be interesting for the so called highly experienced academic who professes to specialise in contemporary work to explain why he was , “frankly horrified after reading about the R3.7 million picture and its price tag”.. The price was after all only 1% of the R370 million price paid for Andy Wahrol’s, Statue of Liberty at Christies New York in February or a quarter of the R15 million Rand paid for a Tuna fish in Tokyo in January and just about equal to the R3.7 million paid for a bottle of whisky in 2010. The list is endless ! Is the learned academic also horrified about these prices? The ANC should be praised for it’s effort to increase the price of South African Art and not derided . South Africa has a surplus of struggling artists. At the last count I recall the figure amounted to 8000 Of these 99% will never make the cut to the top few. The ANC is doing more than most of the so called South African art experts SA ART TIMES. March 2013

Buchner for R17,000, Robert Slingsby for R8,000, and Olive Scholnick at 17,000 to name just a few. This may be the end of one gallery owner’s illustrious career but Cape Town is lucky to have young and exciting new artists being given their chance in the many new galleries opening up throughout the city. Rudd’s next catalogue sale of important Antiques and Fine Art takes place on the 19th March and will include both South African and International Artists including Johannes Meintjes, Frans Claerhout, William Timlin, Otto Klar, Terence McCaw, Jan Dingemans, William Coetzer, Christo Coetzee, Edward Roworth, Erik Laubscher, Rose-Innes, Peter Clarke, Walter Wiles, Maud Sumner, Sydney Carter, Rupert Shepherd, Hardy Botha, Robert Slingsby, Uwe Pfaff, A. J. Basson, Jean Doyle. Visit for details and academics to elevate and increase the stature of local art. It is wonderful that they have selected art and not some other asset class such as fish or liquor and have selected some relatively unknown names for development. The ANC can hardly be expected to select and would achieve nothing by promoting Pierneef at this time. Personally I do not like Sifiso Ncogobo’s work nor for that matter do I care much for William Kentridge. Many will argue that much of his painting amounts a some random doodling on discarded newspaper or book pages, nor am I particularly enamoured with the subject matter of many of Irma Stern works. But who cares; fortunately we all have different tastes or the world would be terribly dull and boring. Taste in art can be nurtured and developed over time and it is important that the ANC be encouraged in this field. The time has come for our art experts and academics to work together to help increase the price of top South African art not find reasons why prices should be low. By comparison the Christies Post War and Contemporary art sale in New York on 13 February 2013 achieved a record breaking USD 412 million for the 67 works sold. This converts to R3.5 BILLION Rands ! The average price achieved for each of the 67 paintings sold converts to R52 million. This is five times higher than the highest price achieved for an Irma Stern at the last Strauss auction in Cape Town and around double the all time record for the artist. The total sales at this one auction on 13 February at Christies amounted to double the entire amount of all art sales by auction in South Africa during the past ten years. This comes back to the relevance of the South African art market as well as the relevance of the opinions of the self styled experts and academics The bottom line is that the so called art experts in South Africa should be horrified at the low prices achieved for top South African art rather than falling over themselves and squabbling about the merits of Paul Emsley’s rendition of Kate Middleton or the “artistic merit” of Sifiso Ngcobo’s work. The ANC Treasurer General Zweli Mhikize showed more astuteness than the rest of the South African art community when he said that the bid for the Ngcobo was simply too good to be allowed to go to waste and he would arrange a second copy of the painting to be commissioned for the under bidder. Zweli Mhkize should be appointed South Africa’s Minister of Finance Anthony Silberberg 45

Nushin Elahi’s

London Letter Read more at The art year in London has started with an explosion of new shows, at least two of which are proving unexpectedly popular. Anyone could have predicted that the Manet at the Royal Academy or the Lichtenstein at the Tate would draw the crowds, but no-one could have guessed there would be a sell-out for art from the Ice Age or a show in which artists use light as their medium. Ice Age Art – arrival of the modern mind at the British Museum (until 26 May) places for the first time ever portable artworks from 40 000 years ago on the public stage – and people are enthralled. Most poignant are the female nudes on display, nudes which reveal images of women far removed from today’s sex symbols, and instead focus on women for their fertility, with large breasts and wide hips. These carvings, many from mammoth tusk, but also stone and even pottery, are a celebration of femininity that inspired the likes of Picasso. The show opens with a figurine of 20 000 years ago, which prefigures Cubism in its portrayal of the female figure. A couple of images from Matisse and Henry Moore draw the parallels to great modern masters and explain why this ancient work deserves the title art. Most of the objects, which include detailed carvings of animals, would fit snugly in the palm of your hand. Looking only fleetingly at cave drawings, which I believe would have made an impressive backdrop to these tiny sculptures, the landmark exhibition makes the point that even if we don’t know who the artists were, these are not simply archaeological artefacts, but objects created by people with minds as intelligent and curious as our own. From the ancient to the modern. The Hayward Gallery, which has become one of the most provocative London venues for showcasing art, presents Light Show (until 27 May), another ‘returns only’ ticket. Over twenty artists here use the electric light we take for granted to create magical sculptures that range from a single theatri-

cal spotlight to recycled lightboxes rescued from city streets and pulsating computer-controlled LEDs. Olafur Eliasson, who created a giant sun in the Tate some years ago, ends the show with his exquisite, but migraine-inducing, cascading fountains, lit by strobe lights that make each droplet look like a diamond. Other works recreate moonlight, or etch images in a mist that the viewer can walk through, or show how lighting can trick the eyes into seeing different colours on the walls. A telephone booth gives the sensation of standing on endlessly receding strip lighting, a round tower pulsates with inane tickertape, a room uses planes of light to create shadow and depth. The work is beautifully presented, allowing each piece to be viewed on its own, which is an enormous technical challenge in itself. This is a show that needs to be experienced as each exhibit will elicit a unique response in the viewer, some playful, wonder, awe, puzzlement and delight. Certainly, after that, the mere act of flicking a light switch will no longer go unnoticed. Man Ray Portraits (until 27 May) at the National Portrait Gallery read like a who’s who of the time. From his early days when he tried to establish a New York Dada, before moving with Marcel Duchamp to Paris in 1921, he photographed fellow artists, so the range of faces runs from Ernest Hemmingway, Jean Cocteau, Picasso and Salvador Dali to his later ‘Hollywood’ years when it included the likes of Ava Gardner, Wallis Simpson and Catherine Deneuve. Many of these vintage prints come from galleries like the Pompidou Centre, New York’s Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Modern Art. It’s hard to imagine whether they would have had the pulling power had they simply recorded a milkman and a shopgirl. They are small and surprisingly realistic recordings of people who were not necessarily famous at the time, and few of them have the sharp-edged modernity of the artist’s paintings. An early ‘self-portrait’ with a handprint and an etched photographic plate is what one would expect from this whacky artist, while the later

self-portrait gives no clue how wild this man in the beret was. It is in the pictures of his lovers, particularly his enduring muse, the elfin-faced Lee Miller, that one sees the surrealist at work, experimenting with a process he called solarisation. Portraits are also the focus of the Royal Academy’s Manet: Portraying Life (until 14 April), but here there is more of a sense of an artist’s own view of the life around him, although it is also a record of great names of the time. In fact, his detailed Music in the Tuilleries Gardens of 1862, which is owned by the National Gallery, reads as a who’s who in itself. But Manet was not interested in simply capturing a likeness, he was looking for a medium to express modernity. Although he is associated with the Impressionists, he never exhibited with them, preferring not to be included in a group. Many of his iconic works reference great masters, but a painting such as Déjeuner sur l’herbe, of which the Courtauld’s study is seen here, is considered a watershed in the modern idiom. And even today, the forthright gaze of the naked woman, with her clothed companions, is still arresting. Among this work are many pieces that may seem unfinished and were never exhibited in his lifetime, but Manet would simply stop making any more marks when he felt he had said enough. Hanging side by side then are two large paintings of Madame Manet, a frequent subject of his, and in one, the Tate’s, his interest dissolves the further from the face he goes. His brushwork is vigorous and with a quick sweep we have all we need to read a petticoat, a veil or a glove. In portraits like that of Emile Zola, one of Manet’s champions, the detailed placing of visual references such as an Olympia with her head turned to the critic, make one understand that the artist left nothing to chance. These fifty paintings depict Manet’s family and friends, especially his wife and stepson, powerful political figures like Georges Clemenceau and the models who posed for many paintings. They show an innovative artist who was determined to reflect his changing world.

Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre : (Top) Jim Campbell exploded. Ann Veronica Janssens rose 2007. Man Ray Installation View - Lee Miller Portrait. David Batchelor magic Hour 2004,2007. Cerith Wyn Evans_superstructure 2010, Man Ray installation shot.

Royal Academy’s Manet: Portraying Life : Gare Saint-Lazare, Portrait of Berthe Morisot, Soap Bubbles

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Botanical Art Print Show 2013

The South African Print Gallery is calling for entries for a South African Botanical Print Show for April 2013. Prints can be hand made, or digital - limited editions. For more information call Kevin 021 4626851 or see: Veldvlies, Kali van der Merwe

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