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Athi-Patra Ruga

Standard Bank Young Artist Award 2015 The National Arts Festival last night announced six young South Africans as winners of the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award. The Young Artist Awards were started in 1981 by the National Arts Festival. They are given annually to young, South African artists who are either on the threshold of national acclaim, or whose artistic excellence has enabled them to make international breakthroughs. “The announcement of each year’s Standard Bank Young Artist Awards offers a window into the dynamic vibrancy with which South African artists continue to use their talents and skills to resolutely raise the bar on artistic excellence in South Africa,” says Ismail Mahomed Artistic Director of the National Arts Festival. The winners of the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist Awards are: Luyanda Sibiya for Dance, Nduduzo Makhathini for Jazz, Kemang Wa Lehulere for Visual Art, Musa Ngqunqwana for Music, Athi-Patra Ruga for Performance Art and Christiaan Olwagen for Theatre. Apart from a cash incentive, each of the winners will be featured on the Main programme of the 2015 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown (2 - 12 July 2015), where they will be given the opportunity to develop and première new works.

Athi-Patra Ruga, pushes the boundaries between fashion, performance and contemporary art by creating works that reveal the body in relation to structure, ideology and politics. Born in Transkei in 1984, Ruga’s mother worked in radio dramas and his father was a presenter. “My father used to take me to the studios and I’d be the guy that made the sounds,” he says, “I think at that point I realised one could use tools to create an alternative reality, which was great” As a gay, black, non-Christian man, Ruga often fell victim to non-acceptance. “I felt that I had this need to remedy

this resistance and so I created characters that are a cure to these challenges because they are always changing and their objectives are in flux.” Ruga was featured in the Phaidon book “Younger Than Jesus” and his works form part of international public and museum collections. In July 2014, Ruga was commissioned by French fashion label Louis Vuitton to create a large-scale tapestry in their flagship store on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Among these moments Ruga’s most memorable is being invited to be part of the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. He is currently working on his critically acclaimed “The FWWOA Saga”. He will be taking part in the 1.54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London concurrently with the presentation of his latest series of tapestries at the Foire Internationaled ‘Art Contemporain (FIAC) in Paris. Ruga is also working on his ninth and tenth solo show to open in Paris and Cape Town respectively. He is also mentoring young unsigned artist for “Adult Contemporary projects”. On winning the award, Ruga expresses: “It means I am joining a pantheon of South African icons that I have always looked up to, people who subsequently would go on to be part of the south African visual arts landscape”.

Kemang Wa Lehulere

Growing up in Gugulethu, 30 year old Wa Lehulere was surrounded by a very creative family. His mother was a singer. His cousins were script writers, directors and actors. Despite having won five awards, having had four solo exhibitions, 50 group exhibitions, and six residencies, Wa Lehulere remains humble in his achievements and emphasises the importance of hard work, exposure to the arts and

collaboration: “The most important thing for me has been to read as much as possible, interacting with other artists, going to see shows, going to the theatre and watching a lot of independent films. It is also important to keep working and that doesn’t mean producing physical things”. Performer, photographer and filmmaker, initially a theatre aspirant, Wa Lehulere worked with the Cape Town Theatre Laboratory. He enrolled in a performing arts course at CAP (Community Arts Project) and then decided to change to a visual arts course. Wa Lehulere is particular about not conforming to one medium and draws on a range of subjects and being open to the unknown. He explores themes of boundaries: portals between the living and the dead, the past and the present; segregation, discrimination and identity. Wa Lehulere uses iconic objects as reference points to represent these themes. He plays with the idea of preservation by using mediums of varying longevity. Co-founding the arts collective the ‘Gugulective’, and collaborating with the Centre for Historical Re-enactments and the Non-Non Collective - Wa Lehulere’s focuses on initiating conversations in the arts, particularly making the arts accessible to township communities.

Header (left to right): Kemang Wa Lehulere, Athi-Patra Ruga, Christiaan Olwagen, Nduduzo Makhathini, Musa Ngqungwana & Luyanda Sidiya Top: Athi-Patra Ruga. Photo: Adam MCconnachie “The Founding Myth”, 2013, Performance Stills: Site-specific performance, five performers, audio and props, South African Pavilion, 55 La Biennale di Venezia, Venice. Images courtesy: WHATIFTHEWORLD

Bottom: Kemang Wa Lehulere. Photo: Adam MCconnachie “I can’t laugh anymore, when I can’t laugh I can’t...”, 2012, Mixed media, Installation view. Image courtesy: Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg

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Each year, for the past 17 years, the ImpACT Awards has acknowledged Young Professionals in the arts who have promising careers ahead of them, already having made a fine imprint on the arts and culture on home soil, and are within five years of their professional careers. The finalists are nominated by the public, and adjudicated by a chosen panel of expert judges, the following winners received an award: Jade Bowers for Theatre, Thabo Makhethe-Kwinana for Design, Bevan de Wet for Visual Art, and Nomfundo Xaluva for Music. Maseda Ratshikuni, Head of the Nedbank Arts Affinity Programmme reflected on the successes of the partnership between Nedbank and The Arts & Culture Trust: “One of the reasons we can reflect and celebrate 20 years of a democracy is because of the wealth of artists which contribute to the preservation of our history, our national heritage and cultures … Our 20 year partnership with ACT is testimony of our commitment to making the arts happen,” he said. The Judging Panel for the 2014 ImpACT Awards was headed by ACT Ambassador and creative professional Caroline Smart, with judges: visual artist David Koloane, arts education and heritage activist Nadia Virasamy, 2013 Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre Prince Lamla, culture and craft mentor Eugenie Drakes and jazz music legend Herbie Tsoaeli. Caroline Smart commented “Every year The Arts & Culture Trust honours four ImpACT Awards to young professionals on their achievements in the first five years of their careers. The judges look for impressive progress and excellence in both the individual and the impact that they have made in their communities. ACT is committed to supporting their development path and ultimate success.” ACT also honours those who have had a lifelong commitment to the arts and five deserving Lifetime Achievement Awards have been awarded this year. The awards are nominated by the ACT Board of Trustees and selected by current and previous ACT Trustees. ACT has honoured Sam Nzima for Visual Art, Richard Cock for Music, Andre P. Brink for Literature and Richard Loring for Theatre. The Lifetime Achievement Award for Arts Advocacy, honours patrons in the arts who have devoted a lifetime of work to supporting the arts, and this year this award goes to Mandie van der Spuy. For more information about the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) please visit www.act.org.za.

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Lucian Freud 8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011 Sigmund Freud’s grandson, Lucian Freud became one of the most iconic painters of the 20th century. The German artist moved to London in 1931 and served in the British Navy during World War II. After befriending Francis Bacon, a painter with an equally unsettling aesthetic, Freud honed the style for which he is now known, an intimate gaze that at once attracts and repels the viewer at once. Freud had over 13 children and was married at least 4 times. » 10 Lucian Freud Paintings That Will Make You Fear Flesh (19/10/2013), The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost. com/2013/10/19/lucian-freud_n_4099022.html.

Gerard Sekoto 9 December 1913 – 20 March 1993 Sekoto was born on a mission station in the Transvaal. In 1938, he won 2nd prize in an art competition. This encouraged him to become a full-time artist. He began painting on brown wrapping paper with poster paint. He moved to District Six and became associated with the ‘New Group’, which included Alexis Preller, who gave him his first tubes of oil paint. Sekoto was recognized for his ability to capture humanity and give dignity to Black South Africans. In 1947, he went to Paris in self-imposed exile. He lived there until his death. » Chloë Reid. 2013. The Artist | Sekoto’s Life. The Gerard Sekoto Foundation website: http://www.gerardsekotofoundation.com/ artist-overview.htm.

Edvard Munch 12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944 Edvard Munch was born in Oslo, Norway. Munch was surrounded by death and disease as a child. His mother died from TB and siblings died at an early age. He was raised by his mentally ill father who impounded fear into his young mind. A strong sense of anguish is evident in his earlier works, which inspired and influenced the German expressionists to a large degree. After his death, over 1 000 of his paintings, 15 400 of his prints and 4 500 of his sketches were donated to the Norwegian government. » Edvard Munch and his Paintings. 2011. Edvard Munch: Paintings, Biography, and Quotes website: http://www.edvardmunch.org/.

Vladimir Tretchikoff 26 December 1913 – 26 August 2006 Tretchikoff was born in the Russian Empire (now Kazakhstan). When the Japanese invaded Singapore in 1941, he was separated from his wife and daughter. They only reunited 5 years later at Cape Town Station. In the interim, Tretchikoff almost died of starvation at sea and was captured by the Japanese (he used his art to buy his freedom more than once). “Tretchikoff: The People’s Painter” was shown at Iziko SANG in 2011. Curator, Andrew Lamprecht remembers the artist fondly, since Tretchikoff signed a mass-produced litho print for him, when he was just a toddler. » Vladimir Tretchikoff. 1999. Artrepublic website: http://www. artrepublic.com/biographies/228-vladimir-tretchikoff.html#.

Henri Matisse 31 December 31 1869 – 3 November 1954 Matisse was born to flower-sellers in France. He worked as a court administrator until he discovered painting while recovering from appendicitis. In 1905, he took part in an exhibition at the Salon d’Automne. A critic described Matisse and his comrades’ work as: “Donatello au milieu des fauves!” (Donatello among the wild beasts) – referring to a Renaissance-type sculpture in the exhibition hall. Matisse became a leading figure in modern art. From 1941, he was confined to a wheelchair. He began “painting with scissors”, making the collages for which he is well-known. » Henri Matisse Biography. 2011. Henri Mattisse Biography, Artworks, and Quotes website: http://www.henrimatisse.org/ biography.jsp.

Walter Whall Battiss 6 January 1906 – 20 August 1982 Walter Battiss loved art and humanity and was a born eccentric non-conformist. He could paint in 4-6 different styles and didn’t mind if his toes stuck out of his odd takkies. A founding member of the ‘New Group’ of SA artists, he developed the fictional ‘Fook Island’ with Norman Catherine, along with its ‘fooklore’, stamps, currency and publications. His genius –from intense study of bushman art to orgy scenes – is only being appreciated now. Battiss drove around the karoo in a Rolls-Royce stating that it would be the car of preference if Leonardo da Vinci ever came back. » Walter Whall Battiss. 2014. Johans Borman Fine Art website: http://www.johansborman.co.za/artist-biographies/battiss-walter/.

Sam Nhlengethwa 9 January 1955 Sam Nhlengethwa combined found images with drawing and print-making, including imagery of township life and jazz musicians. Born in Payneville, Springs; he studied at the Rorke’s Drift Art Centre and taught at the Federative Union of Black Artists (FUBA). In the year that South Africa held its first democratic elections, he was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. He proudly supports Orlando Pirates. » Gillian Anstey. 2014. Who is Sam Nhlengethwa? Sunday Times Heritage Project website: http://www.sthp.saha.org.za/memorial/ articles/who_is_sam_nhlengethwa.htm. » Sam Nhlengethwa Biography. 2014. Impact Young Lives Foundation website: http://iylfoundation.org/leadership/advisory/ nhlengethwabio/. » Sam Nhlengethwa. 2014. The Artists’ Press website: http://www. artprintsa.com/sam-nhlengethwa-home.html.

John Singer Sargent 12 January 1856 – 14 April 1925 John Singer Sargent, the son of an American doctor, was born in Florence. In 1884, he caused a sensation at the Paris Salon with his painting of Madame X. The public complained that the painting was provocatively erotic. The scandal persuaded Sargent to move to England and over the next few years established himself as the country’s leading portrait painter. A legal battle between art critic, Ruskin, and the artist, ruined Sargent financially and socially. He was eventually awarded damages by the judge. Ruskin was to pay Sargent 1 Hay penny (about R 0.15 cents). » John Singer Sargent Biography. 2002. John Singer Sargent, The Complete Works website: http://www.johnsingersargent.org/ biography.html.

Paul Cezanne 19 January 1839 - 22 October 1906 Paul Cezanne was a French Post-Impressionist painter. He used planes of colour to build up complex fields, at once observational and abstract. Born in the south of France, he was childhood friends with Emile Zola, who later became a famous novelist. In 1862, after a number of bitter family disputes, Cezanne was sent to study art in Paris. He left most of his artworks unfinished and destroyed many others but by 1904 Cezanne was considered a major artist. During his final years, younger artists would visit him to receive any wisdom he might offer. » Paul Cezanne Biography. 2002. Paul Cezanne, The Complete Works website: http://www.paul-cezanne.org/biography.html.

Gordon Froud 23 January 1963 Gordon Froud graduated with a master’s degree in Sculpture from the University of Johannesburg in 2009, where he has lectured since 2004. He directed Gordart Gallery in Johannesburg for 7 years, where he showcased the work of up-and-coming artists. He regularly shows on more than 20 exhibitions a year and was the first recipient of the Site Specific Land Art residency in Plettenberg Bay. He is artist, Diane Victor’s long-time partner. » Gordon Froud. 2014. University of Johannesburg website: http:// www.uj.ac.za/EN/Faculties/fada/departments/fineart/Staff/Pages/ GordonFroud.aspx.

THE ART TIMES WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE ALL MEMBERS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S VISUAL ART COMMUNITY BORN IN DECEMBER / JANUARY, INCLUDING: Erica Elk, Satadru Sovan (2 Dec) | Jan du Toit, Jacqueline Nurse, Mimi van der Merwe (3 Dec) | Andrew Walford, Kitty Dorje (4 Dec) | William Martin (5 Dec) | Liza Grobler, Marlene von Durckheim (7 Dec) | Tanya Swiegers Loots (8 Dec) | Paula Louw, Henk Serfontein (9 Dec) | Brendhan Dickerson (10 Dec) | Larry Scully (12 Dec) | Taryn Cohn (13 Dec) | Adam Letch (14 Dec) | Wolf Kibel, Hardy Botha, David Botha (16 Dec) | Harrie Siertsema (22 Dec) | Guy du Toit (24 Dec) | Thomas Mulcaire (25 Dec) | Anton van Wouw (26 Dec) | Erika Hibbert, Daniel Nell, Anthony Harris (27 Dec) | Robin Opperman (28 Dec) | Gerhard Deetlefs, Adolph Jentsch, Matthew Partridge (29 Dec) | Delise Reich, Gabriel Clark-Brown, Reuel Bosch (31 Dec) | Tiela Rabie (1 Jan) | Billie Zangewa, Zaan Claassens (2 Jan) | Anitra Nettleton, Graeme Germond (3 Jan) | Linda Rossouw, Barend Dewet, Matthew McClure (4 Jan) | Brendon Bussy, Joseph Gaylard, Sue Tatham (5 Jan) | John Bauer (6 Jan) | Lizza Littlewort, Mirjam Asmal-Dik, Adam Levin (9 Jan) | Lawrence Lemaoana (10 Jan) | Kiki Kemp (12 Jan) | Emma Bedford (14 Jan) | Gavin Kew, Myer Taub (17 Jan) | Christiaan Barnard, Peter van Straten (18 Jan) | Niel Jonker (19 Jan) | Jeannette Unite (20 Jan) | Andries Gouws (22 Jan) | Simon Lekgetho (23 Jan) | Nico Sieberhagen (25 Jan) | Bianca Baldi, Louis Jansen van Vuuren (30 Jan) | Gail Dorje, Tamlin Blake, Walter Meyer, Robert Weinek, Stanley Hermans (31 Jan)

FAMOUS, INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS BORN IN DECEMBER / JANUARY: Georges Seurat, Otto Dix (2 Dec) | Wassily Kandinsky (4 Dec) | Paul Klee (18 Dec) | Jean-Michel Basquiat (22 Dec) | Louise Bourgeouis (25 Dec) | Max Pechstein (31 Dec) | Yves Tanguy (5 Jan) | Barbara Hepworth (10 Jan) | Berthe Morisot (14 Jan) | Cindy Sherman (19 Jan) | Edouard Manet (23 Jan) | Robert Motherwell (24 Jan) | Barbara Kruger (26 Jan) | Jackson Pollock (28 Jan) | Barnett Newman (29 Jan) Ed’s Note: All content is appropriated from its source and includes elaboration for the sake of enrichment.

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RHODES UNIVERSITY – FINE ART GRADUATES Graduate Exhibition: Rhodes University Art School Gallery (7 November)

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Ivy Chemutai Ng’ok, from “Social Revolution” – Painting exhibition Jennifer Ball, from “31 January 1972” exhibition Anthony Morton, from “Outpost” painting exhibition Toni Clayton, from “Sky Blossom” performance/installation Mira Berridge, from “De Groene Kamer” exhibition Matt Hazell, from “Chronology” exhibition Craig Starke, from “Witness” exhibition Callan Grecia, from “Black Mirror” exhibition

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UCT MICHAELIS SCHOOL OF FINE ART – FINE ART GRADUATES Graduate Exhibition: UCT Hiddingh Campus (3 -18 December)

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Sitaara Stodel, “Dominoes” – Found photographs, white thread Marguerite Moon, “Noa” – Film Photograph Dean Jones, “Abstraction (Mountains)” – Oil on board, reflective paper Leila Walter, “Escape (with a View)” – Modified found windows, inkjet print on paper, board Dominique Viljoen, “The 153” (detail) – Oil paint on hardboard doors Narina Naidoo, “Four Maternal Generations” – Inkjet on Epson enhanced matte Sohette Wait, “Red” – Papier-mâché, material, thread, animal skull Keren Setton, “Getting Up, Falling Down” – Water colour on paper Catharina Scheepers, “Nightmare on Spin Street” – Mixed media on board Thandiwe Msebenzi, “The death of the tweed” – Ink jet on cotton paper Beatrice Van Soelen: “Molded (Scene #15)” – Photograph Rory Emmett: “Transcending” – Video Lucienne Pallas Bestall, “A Story of Art (Stack)” – Pine and lithographic duotone prints on Munken Lynx

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1 Mia Louw, “Turkish Baths” – Digital print 2 Lindi Venter, “Cast away” – Oil on canvas 3 Ute Francke, “Propeller” Pendant – Silver, wood, brass & acrylic 4 Beate Jordaan, “Braille” – Film still 5 Marie-Adele, “Wall Portrait” – Ink on Fabriano 6 Beatrice Glenester, “She walked in a zig zag to let Harold catch up” – Charcoal drawing 7 Gavis Williams, “Spread” – Ink illustrations 8 Lisa Meyer, “Minor Alterations” – Illustration 9 Lise von Wielligh, “Flight” Neckpiece – Silver, enamel

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ART TIMES ART CAREER GUIDE

Art as a career Since the beginning of time, art has been a part of human DNA – from the paintings, sculptures and architecture created by the Ancient Egyptians in 3000 BC to the murals created by Street artists around the world today – it’s been a constant and inspirational presence. In the 21st century art has evolved and expanded into a huge commercial industry that requires more than just a creative gene to thrive. The digital era has opened up the industry, allowing for new and untapped opportunities. It is the time for young creatives to challenge old models – it’s the era of invention. However, not everyone is innately talented enough to be an artist even though the passion is alive in him or her. This need not end one’s dreams of working in art; youngsters have many new possibilities to explore. It is important to note that many of these opportunities require more than a background in the art industry; complementary knowledge and skills include journalism, IT, web development, education and entrepreneurship. We spoke to some experts in the field of professional art practice to see what advice they could offer to this year’s art graduates. Prinella Naidoo, “Untitled” (detail) – Installation

Tamzin Lovell (Director of Lovell Gallery, Cape Town and Partner at Sulger-Buel Lovell, London)

There has never been a better time to be getting into art as a career in Africa. Explore the options. There are probably more than you expect. Be prepared to have to work harder than you expect, but also to love your work more than most people are privileged to do.

Possible careers and opportunities to explore: Web designer and developer: Technology has enabled art to become more interactive. Graduates with a knack for development, should combine these two opportunities. Game designer and developer: Creative minds, those that understand proportions and dimensions, have the opportunity to take their skills and create alternative universes and worlds.

Application developer and designer: Companies and brands need to connect with their customers more directly, well designed and developed apps are allowing this to happen. Art is at its core.

Specialist in art logistics: As art collectors start expanding beyond their own regions and art starts moving globally, this career is becoming a demand.

3D/ animator: This career is becoming more active in South Africa and is allowing creatives to add more dimensions to their work.

Art restorer: As the art industry develops, it is important to preserve the treasures already in existence. New technologies allow art lovers to restore what was once thought lost.

Comics Book designer and writer: Telling a story through art and words has always been a perfect match. This career is allowing artists to become direct storytellers.

Gallery manager or curator: This is an emerging, but necessary career, those who study art and have a flair for management need to explore this opportunity.

Art specialist insurance broker, crime investigator or lawyer: Creatives with an investigative nature should look at a career in protecting artists’ beautiful creations.

Start and run education programmes: It is important to empower creatives through knowledge to ensure that the industry continues to evolve and grow. SA ART TIMES | DECEMBER 2014/JANUARY 2015


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Les Cohn (Visual Arts Project & Management Consultant for Art Source South Africa)

Considering that not every graduate intends to take up the challenge of becoming a full time practising artist, there are a number of viable alternative career options where a young person with an art training can apply their talent, creativity and training. In earlier years these opportunities didn’t really exist in South Africa. The TV, advertising and film industries and the various design fields, all present new and alternative creative career opportunities. In the more academic line writing, research and curatorship also offer serious career possibilities

where a fine arts training provides a good basis. Curatorship however, requires further study and/ or an internship or in house training. Today there are courses offered at various institutions which provide training in this important museum sector discipline. Arts project management within the creative industries and in the NGO and cultural development sectors are other areas that offer employment possibilities – albeit often not well paid ones! How to be a full-time artist: Art is a hard taskmaster! A full time artist requires not just training and creative skill, but the will and ability to work hard on a regular basis, be focussed and dedicated to their practice, have a belief in themself as well as the perseverance to stick at it through the tough times, to ultimately

achieve the accolades. Talent is where it begins – hard work is what turns a talented person into an artist! Like any other job it requires sustained effort to develop a career. In my experience many artists manage their careers in an ‘ad hoc’ manner. Then several years later they find they have not progressed nor achieved their objectives. What I advise artists to do is to define their aims and draft a strategic plan for their career, exactly as a business would. A plan which outlines their short, medium and long term goals and how they plan to achieve them in a sustainable and realistic manner. With a plan an artist is able to evaluate opportunities as they may arise and it provides them with a focus to their careers. Lastly, the most important advice I can offer, is to be professional in all their dealings so that they may earn respect professionals!

Teresa Lizamore (Director of Lizamore & Associates Fine Art Gallery & Consultants, Johannesburg)

There are various art awards that we encourage emerging artists to participate in such as the Absa L’Atelier, Sasol New Signatures, Thami Mnyele Art Award and the SA Taxi Foundation Art Award – just to name a few. These competitions are structured to offer emerging artists the opportunity to expose their works to the art industry. In some cases winners of these competitions receive cash prizes and in other cases the opportunity for a residency overseas is applicable. Competitions are a good way for

emerging artists to establish a name for themselves and to build a profile in the market. The annual Lizamore & Associates Mentorship Programme gives an emerging artist (mentee) the invaluable opportunity to be mentored by an established artist over the course of one year. The mentorship culminates with a solo exhibition for the mentee at Lizamore and Associates. We have seen the Mentorship Programme grow since its inception in 2008 and we are confident that this programme is a wonderful learning opportunity for emerging artists. How to be a full-time artist: Becoming a full-time artist is not an easy task, but we do believe it is a very rewarding career choice. It is important that artists see themselves and the production of their artwork as a

business, and run their production accordingly. It is, for example, important that artists have a consistent market price at which they sell their works. Through doing this the market will grow confidence in their works and most importantly, the value of their works. When looking for a gallery to represent artists and their works, they must consider which gallery is suited for their work. Each gallery has a different market they cater for and it is therefore important that the artists’ work suits the gallery’s market. The art industry is exciting and very fulfilling. It is important to set goals for yourself and do your best to achieve them. It takes time to build a profile in this industry, but hard work pays off. And remember; “Imagination is everything, it is a preview of life’s forthcoming attractions” – Albert Einstein.

Where to look for opportunities: VANSA website for listed opportunities Zeitz MOCAA for their intensive curatorial internship programme Local and international art magazines Collective studios: Bag Factory, Greatmore or Assemblage

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Quin Sculpture Garden This is a permanent exhibition of the sculpture of Maureen Quin. Maureen Quin, Permanent, Alexandria, T. 046 6530121, quinart@ mweb.co.za, www.quin-art.co.za

Halifax Art Parkhurst, Soul, Various artists, 23/11/2014 until 16/12/2014, Parkhurst, C. 0827846695, dana@16hlaifaxart.co.za, www.16halifaxart.co.za

Lizamore & Associates Gallery Contemporary fine art gallery and art consultants, Parkwood, T. 011 8808802, suen@lizamore.co.za, www.lizamore.co.za

East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery main gallery East London Fine Art Society Annual Exhibition, A maximum of six artworks per artist are allowed and there is no restrictions on the theme or media. Entries must be submitted on or before Monday 24th November 2014 at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery. 27/11/2014 until 13/12/2014 Permanent Collection. The gallery opened officially to the public in 1947. Today it houses a fine collection amongst which those of Thomas Bowler, Maud Sumner, Lawrence Scully, George Pemba, Willie Bester and Norman Catherine deserve note. Catalogues of the permanent or special exhibitions are available from the attendant.17/12/2014 until 05/03/2015 Arts and Craft Fair. Join us at the Buffalo City 360 Art in the Park festival as we take a step back in time and celebrate a period reminiscent of unique, high quality hand-made treasures Southernwood.T. 043 7224044 annbryant@intekom.co.za www.annbryant.co.za

Port Elizabeth ArtEC – EPSAC Community Art Centre Annual final year exhibition showcasing top E.Cape artists. All works for sale under R1000. Gregory Kerr, Anton Momberg, Anthony Harris, Alan Grobler, Donve Branch, Lydia Holmes, Joanne Reen, Lez Dor, Kathy Botha, Cedric Vanderlinden, Dolla Sapeta, Thys Cilliers, Bretten-Anne Moolman, David Jones, Jaco Benade Estelle Marais, Jennifer Ord & many more. 31/10/2014 until 12/12/2014, T. 041 5853641, gallery@artecpe. co.za, www.artecpe.co.za Galerie NOKO Newnown ext Eastern Cape 2014. Call for Submissions. Entry Dateline, December 10, 2014. 16/12/2014 until 30/01/2015, 109 -111 Russell Road, Richmond Hill, T. 041 5822090, manager@galerienoko. com / galerienoko@gmail.com, www.galerienoko.com Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Our City. Selected artworks from the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, 11/10/2014 until 03/12/2014 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Biennial, Various artists from the Eastern Cape, 29/10/2014 until 02/02/2015, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000 artmuseum@mandelametro.gov.za, www.artmuseum.co.za Lithuba Lakho (This is your opportunity), Various crafters, 12/12/2014 until 18/01/2015 Underculture Contemporary Here be Dragons, Group Exhibition Invitation, 10/12/2014 until 09/01/2015, 98A Park Drive, Central, T. 0413730074, admin@underculturecontemporary.co.za, www.underculturecontemporary.co.za

Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum The inquisitive mind: Science and Imagination, A visual feast of collected heritage items from the collections of the National Museum, Bloemfontein in collaboration with South African contemporary artists, 26/11/2014 until 01/02/2015 Found Object Reborn by Penny George, A body of work including works on paper (etching and drawings) and artworks produced from found objects. 04/12/2014 until 08/02/2015, Waverley, T. 051 0110525 ext 611, karen.marais@nasmus.co.za, www.facebook.com/ OliewenhuisArtMuseum Gallery on Leviseur, Wunderkammern, Margaret Gradwell, Martie Bitzer, Kobus Lotz, Hein du Plessis, Jan Smit, Kezia Gerber, Anton Roodt, Marius Jansen van Vuuren, Erick Strydom, Victor Geduldt, Pauline van Tonder, Phillipe Burger, Rudolf Bitzer, Danie Botha, Helena de Waal, Jean Dreyer and Vanda Nunes. 03/12/2014 until 19/12/2014 Chiasmatypy: medial motion, Kezia Gerber, 23/01/2015 until 17/02/2015, Westdene, C. 0828352335, admin@ galleryonleviseur.co.za, www.galleryonleviseur.co.za

Pietermaritzburg

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Helen Wallace Day Exhibitions: The Upper Deck Gallery, Plettenberg Bay; Bamboo Gallery, Melville, Johannesburg; Sharon Samson Gallery, Illovo, Johannesburg; Henry Taylor Gallery, Sandton, Johannesburg; The Turbine Hall Art Fair 2013, Johannesburg Enquiries to: Helenday1007@gmail.com +27 083 458 6040

Absa Art Gallery Umlambo uzwiwa nge dondolo, Bambo Sibiya explores Ubuntu spirit through new solo exhibit, 09/11/2014 until 30/01/2015, Absa Gallery, 161 Main Street. T. 011 3505139, paulbay@absa. co.za, www.absa.co.za Alice Art Gallery Alice Art Gallery is one of the largest privately owned galleries in Africa with a good reputation locally and internationally. Ruimsig, T. 011 9581392, info@aliceart.co.za, www.aliceart.co.za Art Afrique Gallery Matter Of Mind, Tay Dall, 20/11/2014 until 04/12/2014, Sandton, T. 011 2927113, art@artafrique.co.za, www.artafrique.co.za Artist Proof Studio Specialises in printmaking, Newtown, T. 011 4921278, gallery@artistproofstudio. co.za, www.artistproofstudio.co.za Bayliss Gallery We provide a platform for emerging and established contemporary artists to showcase their work. Norwood, T. 011 4830891, angelique@baylissgallery.co.za, www.baylissgallery.co.za Cherie de Villiers Gallery Dealers in fine paintings and sculptures by leading South African artists. Sandton, T. 011 3255395, cheart@global.co.za, www.gallery.co.za CIRCA on Jellicoe A selection of works, including bronze sculpture, paintings and giclee prints by Norman Catherine. 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, info@circagallery.co.za, www.circaonjellicoe.co.za Crouse Art Gallery A variety of South African artists. From new talent to old masters all year long. Florida, T 011 6723821, suzette.crouse@telkomsa.net Everard Read Jhb Veggies at Everard Read, Velaphi Mzimba, November/December 2014, 6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, nicky@everard.co.za, www.everard-read.co.za Ferreira Art Gallery Kobus Louw, New arrivals of Kobus Louw masterpieces. Open 7 days a week, whileu-wait framing service, garden setting Terrace Café, hairdresser, salon and nailbar. Collection point for Kidshaven. Bryanston, T. 011 7063738, ferreiragallery@ mweb.co.za, www.ferreiraart.com Fith Avenue Fine Art Next Auction 10am Sunday 7th December 2014. Preview: Friday 5th December - 9am to 5pm, Saturday 6th December - 10am to 4pm, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040, stuart@5thaveauctions.co.za, www.5thaveauctions.co.za Gallery 2 My Joburg II, Various artists, 22/11/2014 until 20/12/2014, Parkwood, T. 011 4470155, info@ gallery2.co.za, www.gallery2.co.za Goodman Gallery William Kentridge Drawings, East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book, 15/11/2014 until 20/12/2014, Parkwood, T. 011 7881113, nanette@ goodman-gallery.com, www.goodman-gallery.com Graham’s Fine Art Gallery Jennifer Morrison, Colour Works, An extensive solo exhibition by South African born, British based artist, Jennifer Morrison. 22/01/2015, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869, info@grahamsgallery.co.za, www.grahamsgallery.co.za

Advertise your gallery show here GALLERY DISPLAY BLOCK Contact Eugene: very affordable prices, your listing will stand out & circulate. Call 021 424 7733 or email sales@arttimes.co.za

Durban Art Gallery eThekwini Art Prize Group exhibition, Clive Sithole, Kerry Wallace and Umcebo Trust, 06/11/2014 until 25/01/2015 Ernest Mancoba Poster Project – Widening the circle, Peter Clarke, Charles Sokhaya Nkosi and students and learners from communities around the country 11/11/2014 until 25/01/2015 Retrospective Exhibition Jean Powell 25/1 1/2014 until 25/01/2015 Dreams and Visions Joel Mbuyisa27/11/2014 until 25/01/2015T. 031 3112264 Thulani.Makhaye@durban.gov.za, www.durban.gov.za

In Toto Gallery Again and Again, An Exhibition by Nina Torr, 30/10/2014 until 01/12/2014 Mixed Curated Show Danielle Hewlett, Gawie Joubert, Ubuhle Beads, Barbara Pike, Leanne Shakenovsky & Pamela Sunstrum04/12/2014 until 26/01/2015 Birdhaven T. 011 4476543 megan@intotogallery.co.za www.intotogallery.co.za Johannesburg Art Gallery The Refusal of Time, William Kentridge, 09/11/2014 until 01/01/2015, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130, tinym@joburg.org.za, www.gauteng.net/attractions/entry/johannesburg_art_ gallery

outoftheCUBE current exhibitions: seven artists whose thought-provoking work, in such different ways, relates to the idea of ‘a sense of space/place’. Featured here Karin Daymond’s ‘The Shore’

Tatham Art Gallery Generous Friends: FOTAG Acquisitions. Schreiner Gallery. On view from Tuesday 09 December 2014 at 10h00. An exhibition of selection of artworks from the permanent collection acquired since 1994 are displayed in all areas of the Gallery. It will remain up until June next year. 09/12/2014 until 30/06/2015 Pietermaritzburg T. 033 3922801 brendan.bell@msunduzi.gov.za, www. tatham.org.za

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Res Gallery ALT III, Curated by Fornoni, 29/11/2014 until 01/02/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 8804054, info@ resgallery.com, www.resgallery.com Standard Bank Gallery Exact Imagination, 300 Years of Botanically inspired Art in South Africa. Various artists, 08/10/2014 until 06/12/2014, T. 011 6311889, arts@standardbank.co.za, www.standardbankarts.co.za Stevenson Found Not Taken, Edson Chagas, 11/11/2014 until 20/12/2014, 12/01/2015 until 06/02/2015, Braamfontein, T 011 4031055/1908 jhb@stevenson.info, www.stevenson.info UJ Art Gallery Monday to Friday 09:00-18:00 & Saturdays 9:00-1:00, APK Campus, Auckland Park. T. 011 5592099, aedempsey@uj.ac.za, www.uj.ac.za The White House Gallery We will be closed over December holiday, Happy holidays to all. 12/12/2014 until 12/01/2015, Illovo, T. 0112682115, info@thewhitehousegallery.co.za, www.whg.co.za

Blue Caterpillar Gallery Exhibition of oils & lithographs by acclaimed Spanish artist Didier Lourenço. The gallery offers 2 floors exhibiting an extensive range of work by various artists. Tel: 033-3871356 art@butterflies.co.za 37 Willowton Rd, Pietermaritzburg www.artsales.co.za

Pretoria

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Alette Wessels Kunskamer Art gallery & art consultancy, specialising in SA art as an investment, dealing in Old Masters, & selected contemporay art. T. 012 346 0728, info@artwessels.com, www.artwessels.co.za

Makiwa Gallery New Fine Art Gallery. Shop 5B Lighthouse Mall, Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks. Fine South African Art & Sculpture. Makiwa Mutomba, Alida Bothma, Barry Jackson, Bernard DeBergh (Mauritius), Carla Bosch, Derric van Rensburg, Elbe van Rooyen, Ian Hertslet, Isabel le Roux, Johan Smith, Kobus Kotze, Marlien van Heerden, Marlise le Roux, Maureen Dixon, Nicole Pletts, Ruth Brunskill, Sarah Richards, Sharleen Boaden, Taya Maddock, Tony De Freitas, Willy Reekmans, KwaZulu-Natal, T. 031 5611194, info@makiwagalleries.com, www.makiwagalleries.com

Association of Arts Pretoria More than 20 galleries & artist’s studios have joined the Pretoria Art Meander which launched in September. See website for details, Nieuw Muckleneauk. Nieuw Muckleneuk, T. 0123463100, artspta@mweb.co.za, www.artsassociationpta.co.za Centurion Art Gallery The Centurion Art Gallery is a commercial satellite of the Pretoria Art Museum, Moreletapark, T. 012 3583477, mmutlekg@tshwane. gov.za, www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za/centurion The Leonardo Gallery Small Exhibition, Various artists. Small artworks in various mediums. Ideal as collectors items and gifts. 18/11/2014 until January 2015, Arcadia, Pretoria, T. 012 9970520, leonardo. gal@telkomsa.net, www.theleonardogallery.com St. Lorient Fashion Art Gallery Beyond Fabric-ation Fashion and Art Event, Participating Artists: Andre Naude, Petro Neal, Celia De Villiers, Gwenneth Miller, Tommy Motswai, Anton Smit, Thelma Van Rensburg, Michaella Janse Van Vuuren, Tanisha Bhana, & Gordon Froud. Participating Textile Designers: Clara Jansen, Christa Badenhorst, Mathabo Mothiba, Celeste Van Der Merwe, Mayuri Ramkolowan & Sibusiso Mahlangu (MESAW) Participating Fashion Designers: TUT- 2nd year Fashion Design Students, 01/11/2014 until 31/12/2014, Pretoria, Brooklyn Circle. T. 012 4600284, stlorientfashion@gmail.com, www.stlorient.co.za UNISA Art Gallery Contemporary Art Exhibitions and Permanent Art Collection. Open Tuesdays to Fridays: 10:00 - 16:00. Closed on Public Holidays. Unisa Muckleneuk Campus Kgorong Building Ground Floor Pretoria, www.unisa.ac.za/gallery Fourth Year Visual Arts Student Exhibition 2014, 29/11/2014 until 14/01/2015, Muckleneuk, T. 012 4415683, botham2@unisa.ac.za, www.unisa.ac.za/ gallery

KZ Natal

Mpumalanga Graskop Le Gallerie Luxury accommodation & art gallery. T. 013 7671093, le_gallerie@mweb.co.za, www.legallerie.co.za

Nelspruit This & That Art Framing & Decor We are a Gallery and permanently have Art on Exhibition. Odette Powell, Charl Bruwer, Mariaana Zwaan, Meike Tejema, Anthony Housell, Dawie Fourie, Debbi Swart, Wietske Smit, Pamela Armitage, Nelspruit, T. 013 7571238, C. 0826031321, odettepowell@telkomsa.net, www.showme.co.za/nelspruit/lifestyle/this-that-artand-framing/#position

Northern Cape Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery Collection of 16th and 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, British and French paintings, antique furniture and other objects d’art. Civic Centre, T. 053 8311724/5, whag@ eject.co.za, www.whag.co.za

North West

Ballito

Potchefstroom

Imbizo Gallery On the Wild Side, Vanessa Lomas, 06/11/2014 until 06/12/2014, Ballito, T. 0329461937, info@imbizogallery.co.za, www.imbizogallery.co.za

North-West University Gallery Your guide to an educational and enriching experience in South African and international visual art. NWU Potchefstroom Campus, T. 018 2994341, gallery@nwu.ac.za

Durban Artspace Durban 12th Annual Affordable Art Show 2014, 08/12/2014 until 17/01/2014, Human Nature Photography Exhibition Kevern Sandalls with Sarah Richards 19/01/2015 until 09/02/2015KwaZulu-NatalT. 031 3120793info@artspace-durban.com, www.artspace-durban.com

North-West University Botanical Garden Gallery We fulfill many important functions within the School for Environmental Sciences and Development and the local communities. A variety of art exhibitions and other events also take place in the Botanical Garden throughout the year. NWU Potchefstroom Campus, gallery@nwu.ac.za

SA ART TIMES | DECEMBER 2014/JANUARY 2015


SALON NINETY ONE

6 DECEMBER 2014 - 17 JANUARY 2015

End of year Group Show in aid of THE SUNFLOWER FUND A salon-style exhibition of accessible, affordable artwork across a broad range of mediums by some of Salon91’s favourite emerging and established local creatives.

OPENING: SATURDAY 6 DECEMBER 2014 FROM 11AM

91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town info@salon91.co.za www.salon91.co.za +27 21 424 6930 +27 82 679 3906

Level 0, Cape Quarter Square, 27 Somerset Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa

Phone: 0214213333 / 0832528876 Email: carmel@global.co.za www.carmelart.co.za

Pieter van der Westhuizen | New edition of 8 landscape prints View at www.carmelart.co.za


ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS

Western Cape Cape Town

Commune.1 Scintilla: An Alchemy Show, Lynette Bester, Justin Fiske, Jonathan Freemantle, Nicholas Hales, Rudi le Hane, Luke Kaplan, Nina Liebenberg, Jabulani Maseko, Mitchell Gilbert Messina, Bongani Njalo, Lauren Palte, Gaelen Pinnock, Gabrielle Raaff, Chad Rossouw, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Marlene Steyn, Simeon Nelson & Moffat Takadiwa (collaboration) and Jo Voysey. 06/11/2014 until 13/12/2014, Wale Street, Cape Town, T. 0214475918, gallery@commune1. com, www.commune1.com Deziree Finearts A collection of Contemporary Colonial and African Oil Paintings, Fish Hoek, T. 021 7851120, dez@dezireefinearts.co.za, www.dezireefinearts.co.za

Allderman POP UP gallery Showing a variety of contemporary works in two spaces in the Newlands Quarter, Dean St. Newlands, Western Cape. Call 083 556 2540 to view by appointment. The gallery opens at odd times, or stroll past and look through the window. gallerygill@gmail.com gallery@new.co.za +27 083 556 2540 www. alldermangallery.co.za

Die Kunskamer Works by leading artists, Irma Stern, Hugo Naude, Cecil Skotnes, Cynthia Villet, Norman Catherine, Hardy Botha, Bill Davis, Gail Catlin, Simone Stone, David Brown & Pierneef. Sea Point, T. 021 4349529, info@kunskamer.co.za, www.diekunskamer.co.za

Iziko Michaelis Collection Rembrandt in South Africa: Pioneer Printmaker of Humanity and Modernity, 03/10/2014 until 28/02/2015, josephinemhiggins@ gmail.com Donald Greig Gallery & Bronze Foundry Private Gallery permanently exhibiting artworks of Donald Greig – internationally renowned sculptor of wildlife bronzes. The casting technique and bronze pour can be viewed in the foundry. Open Mon – Fri 09.30 – 17.30, Sat 09.30 – 13.00. 14 West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. 021 418 0003, www.donaldgreig.com Eatwell Art Gallery Exclusively exhibits the artwork of the Eatwell family. The artists, Lynne-Marie Eatwell, Eric Oswald Eatwell & Mags Eatwell. Noordhoek, T. 021 789 2767, toonlynne@gmail.com, www.eatwellgallery.com

Carmel Art Pieter van der Westhuizen New edition of 8 landscape prints View at www.carmelart.co.za

EBONY Cape Town Emergence, A group show highlighting new talent from South Africa and the Continent. Zemba Luzamba, Oliver Barnett, Kufa Makwavara, Sthenjwa Luthuli, Simphiwe Ndzube, Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude, Lakino Ogunbanwo, Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou and Brian Ashley. 04/12/2014 until 02/02/2015, Cape Town, CBD, T. 021 4249985, gernot@ebonydesign. co.za, www.ebonydesign.co.za Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of fine art, antiques & objet d’art. Wynberg, T. 021 762 7983, melissa@eclectica.co.za, www.eclecticaartandantiques.co.za

Casa Labia Gallery Seeking Eden - In Bloom III, Group exhibition, 11/12/2014 until 22/02/2015, Muizenberg, T. 021 7886068, gallery@casalabia.co.za, www.casalabia.co.za

Eclectica Modern Gallery Pop-Up group show 4 artists: Mythology woven into social commentaries by Botha; large expressionistic portraits by Danes-Jarrett; explorations of connections between opposites by Hahn-Page; journeys into Inner Worlds by Prinsloo. Hardy Botha, Sarah DanesJarrett, Lolly Hahn-Page, Janna Prinsloo, 22/11/2014 until 19/12/2014, 9A Cavendish Street, Claremont, T. 021 6717315, margie@eclectica.co.za, www.eclecticaartandantiques.co.za/modern

Catherine Timotei Art Fast-co-exist - Interactivity. Mondialisation - Catalyst, Catherine Timotei - The Phenomena that is Timotei, Artiste Extraordinaire, until 07/01/2015, Alliance Francaise, Cape Town, abstractart@catherinetimotei.com, www.catherinetimotei.com

Erdmann Contemporary Sasol New Signatures Western Cape Finalists Exhibition, 11/11/2014 until 05/12/2014, Gardens, T. 021 422 2762, galleryinfo@mweb.co.za, www.erdmanncontemporary.co.za

Level 0 Cape Quarter Square 27 Somerset Road Green Point Cape Town

Mogalakwena Gallery

Hout Bay Gallery We welcome you to a burst of kaleidoscopic colour of artworks by talented South African Artists and Sculptors. Artworks by Sarah Danes Jarrett, Brett Shuman, John Catlin, David Staude, Natasja De Wet, Sam Allerton and many more. Open every day, all welcome. Hout Bay, T. 021 7903618, info@houtbaygallery.co.za, www.houtbaygallery.co.za

Barnard Gallery Glimpse, Alastair Whitton, 21/10/2014 until 04/12/2014, Newlands, T. 021 6711553, brad@ barnardgallery.com, www.barnardgallery.com

Brundyn+, Plakkers, Chad Rossouw, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Khaya Witbooi, Atang Tshikare & Ashley Walters, 06/11/2014 until 03/12/2014. Tower, Tom Cullberg, 06/11/2014 until 03/12/2014. The Nature of Stuff and Things, Miranda Moss, 06/11/2014 until 03/12/2014, Bo Kaap, T. 021 4245150, info@brundyngonsalves.com, www.brundyngonsalves.com

Quayside Centre. Wharf Street, Simon’s Town, 7975 South Africa Tel/Fax +27 (0)21 7827321 Mobile +27 (0)827792695 www.heatherauer.com www.auerhausammeer.com

ArtB Gallery, Bellville We are situated in the Bellville Library Centre. The Gallery offers excellent facilities and lighting to house and promote the visual arts, Bellville, T. 021 9171197, artbellville@gmail.com, www.artb.co.za

Bronze Age, Bronze Foundry Woodstock, T. 021 4473914, info@bronzeage.co.za, www.bronzeage.co.za

Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery

Everard Read, Cape Town 36 Views of Table Mountain, Thomas Cartwright, 27/11/2014 until 11/12/2014 Summer Season Group show 27/11/2014 until 31/01/2015V & A Waterfront T. 021 4184527 ctgallery@everard.co.za, www.everard-read-capetown.co.za 34 Fine Art Look Mickey!, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, Mr. Brainwash, Ceet, Rouke Van Dal, Trust Icon, Eyesaw, Robin Coleman, Pegasus, Osch, RTX, Dillon Boy, Death NYC, Lewis Bannister, Esther Mahlangu, Asha Zero and Jade Doreen Waller, 11/11/2014 until 20/12/2014, Woodstock, T. 021 461 1863, info@34fineart.com, www.34fineart.com Goodman Gallery Cape Town Stuctures of Dominion and Democracy, David Goldblatt, 01/11/2014 until 06/12/2014, Woodstock, T. 021 462 7567, cpt@goodman-gallery.com, www.goodman-gallery.com G2 Art We are a permanent gallery in the Cape Town CBD. Offering a diverse range of painting, mixed media and sculpture by artists including, Jimmy Law, Cornelia Stoop and David Riding amongst many others, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169, di@g2art. co.za, www.g2art.co.za

Iziko SA National Gallery Symbols of South African Cultures, 24/09/2014 until March 2015, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4674660, mediaofficer@iziko.org.za, www.iziko.org.za Johans Borman Fine Art Black & White, Maggie Laubser, William Kentridge, Cecil Skotnes, Peter Clarke, Douglas Portway, Paul Emsley, Diane Victor, Guy Tillim, Jaco Sieberhagen, Marlene Von Dürckheim, Owusu Ankomah and more. 08/11/2014 until 06/12/2014 Summer Selection SA Masters Irma Stern, JH Pierneef, Maggie Laubser, Gerard Sekoto, Hugo Naudé, Maud Sumner, Walter Battiss, Cecil Skotnes, Peter Clarke, Dumile Feni, Robert Hodgins, François Krige, Sydney Kumalo, Erik Laubscher, Ephraim Ngatane, George Pemba, Alexis Preller, Marjorie Wallace and Piet van Heerden juxtaposed with contemporary artists such as Hennie Niemann Jnr, Marlene von Dürckheim, Jacobus Kloppers, David Brown, Richard Mudariki, Warrick Kemp, Kyle Weeks, Jaco Sieberhagen, Daan Vermeulen, Ben Coutouvidis, Hussein Salim and Joshua Miles.December 2014 until January 2015 Newlands T. 021 6836863 C. 0825664631 art@johansborman. co.za www.johansborman.co.za

Mogalakwena Gallery, 3 Church Street Between Adderley Street and St George’s Mall Cape Town, 8001 OPENS : Thursday, 6 November 5pm - 9pm Until 18 December 2014 Mogalakwena gallery invites you to celebrate Ceramics Month in Cape Town with the exhibition of ceramic artists, Margy Malan and Hennie Meyer. Their works are featured in the new book, Craft Art in South Africa - Creative Intersections. Published by Jonathan Ball the book includes more than 65 artists and over 170 photographs. It will be launched at the Design Indaba Expo at the CTICC end February 2015. “In these pages I embrac e our nation’s creative diversity and share some of the pieces that delight me. Craft Art in South Africa endeavours to inspire, encourage and bring joy.” Elbé Coetsee Please contact Ingrid Holman (021) 424 7488 or visit www.mogalakwena.com for more information or to place an order.

Quincy’s Antiques Art and Collectables Art, Antiques, Curios & Gifts, Rondebosch, T. 021 6851986, elsa.moeks@gmail.com Red! The Gallery Gallery is situated in the Constantia winelands area in Cape Town. 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, Tokai, T. 021 7010886, jean@redthegallery.co.za, www.redthegallery.co.za Red Room Art Hout Bay, C. 0716021908, mk@redroomart.co.za, www.redroomart.co.za

Kalk Bay Modern Textiles & Jewellery, Fabric Nation, House of Hector, Jane De Haas, Karen Jay, Meagan Meredith, Nic Bladen, Peta-Jane Sinclair, Sita Giri and more. 10/12/2014 until 03/01/2015, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7886571, kbmodern@iafrica.com, www.kalkbaymodern.com

Rose Korber Art Rose Korber has recently relocated from Camps Bay to Sea Point. Artists available include William Kentridge, Deborah Bell, Sam Nhlengethwa, Claudette Schreuders, Robert Slingsby, Richard Smith and Willie Bester. Sea Point, T. 021 4330957, roskorb@ icon.co.za, www.rosekorberart.com

Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Fine Art Bronze Foundry, Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Chris Bladen & Gilbert Banda, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7888736, ignoblis@iafrica. com

Ryno Swart Art Gallery A selection of work for sale by Ryno Swart, Simon’s Town, T. 021 7863975, ryno@ artistvision.com, www.artistvision.org

Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery Dealers in Contemporary South African Fine Art (& the Old Masters) and picture framing. 114 Kendal Rd, Eversdal, Durbanville, 7550 T. 021 975 1744 lindy@artpro.co.za www.artpro.co.za

Lutge Gallery Cape & architectural antiques, art, ceramics & tables designed by Allan Lutge from reclaimed wood,, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4248448 or 021 788 8931, lutgegallery@netactive.co.za, www.lutge.co.za

Call Eugene to advertise here 021 424 7733 sales@arttimes.co.za

Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Anglo Oriental: Connecting Past to Present, Christo Giles, Graham Bolland, David Schlapobersky, David Walters, Paul de Jongh, Yogi de beer, Andrew Walford, Lindsay Scott, Steve Shapiro, Anton van der Merwe, Digby Hoets, John Ellis, Ian Glenny, Garth Meyer, Nico Liebenberg, and Chris Patton. Retrospectives by Bryan Haden, Tim Morris, Hyme Rabinowitz, Esias Bosch. 11/11/2014 until 11/12/2014, Hey, Mamacita!Michele D’Argent11/11/2014 until 11/12/2014 2015 Summer Sale. Various artists20/01/2015 until 05/02/2015Durbanville T. 021 9764691rustenvrede@ telkomsa.netwww.rust-en-vrede.com Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection, Sunday’s Child, a solo exhibition. Kirsten Beets, 05/11/2014 until 01/12/2014 Golden Haze By emerging and established local creatives.06/12/2014 until 31/01/2015 Gardens, Cape Town T. 021 4246930 info@salon91.co.za. www. salon91.co.za Sanlam Art Gallery Permanent collection of South African art & a large exhibition space. , Bellville, T. 021 9473359, Stefan.Hundt@sanlam.co.za, www.sanlam. co.za SMAC Art Gallery CT, Délio Jasse, 20/11/2014 until 17/01/2015, Johann Louw Drawings 20/11/2014 until 17/01/2015 Cape Town Central T. 021 4225100 info@smacgallery. com. www.smacgallery.com South African Jewish Museum Interactive multi-media displays and engaging accounts of South African Jewish History. Cape Town Central, T. 021 4651546, gavin@sajewishmuseum.co.za, www.sajewishmuseum.co.za South African Print Gallery Joshua Miles: Reflecting, Reduction Woodblock. 27 November – mid January 2015. Work by leading South African artists. Woodstock, T. 021 4626851, kevin@printgallery.co.za, www.printgallery.co.za

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Frank Spears Exhibition of Selected Works UCT Irma Stern Museum 6th December to 17th January

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS South African Society of Artists Art by leading South African artists. Cape Town Central, T. 021 6718941, gchambers@mweb.co.za, www.sasa-artists.co.za StateoftheART Gallery On A Small Scale, Floris van Zyl, Janet Botes, Mila Posthumus, Bongani Njalo, Lisette Forsyth, Janna Prinsloo, Claude Chandler and Chris Denovan. 04/12/2014 until 24/12/2014, Cape Town CBD, T. 021 8014710, jennifer@stateoftheart.co.za, www.stateoftheart.co.za Stevenson Cape Town Chroma, 27/11/2014 until 10/01/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500, cpt@stevenson.info, www.stevenson.com The AVA Gallery – Association for Visual Arts Gallery Fabricate, A retrospective of handspring puppet company, 30/10/2014 until 30/01/2015, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436, info@ava.co.za, www.ava.co.za

Franschhoek

Mossel Bay

Atelier at 1 unie Private ongoing viewing of Contemporary Art and Sculpture by Johannes du Plessis by appointment, Franschhoek, T.021 8764382, johannes.dup@telkomsa.net, www.johannesduplessis. co.za

Art@39Long Artists on show: Mien Greyling, Susqya Williams, Sheena Ridley, Sonnette Olls, Fiona Rowett, Helen Pfeil, Cheryl Traub Adler and more.Ceramics by Clementina, Hennie Meyer & more. On going exhibition, Great Brakriver, C. 0825763338, artat39long@yahoo. com, www.artat39long.wozaonline.co.za

Art in the Yard Ready, Set, Go, A solo exhibition by Alexandra Spyratos, 18/11/2014 until 09/12/2014, Franschoek, T. 021 8764280, lizelle@artintheyard. co.za, www.artintheyard.co.za EBONY Franschoek Contemporary and South African masters such as Lionel Abrams, George Diederick During, Cecil Skotnes, Salavador Dali. New work by Richard Smith, Henk Serfontein, Ashleigh Olsen and the usual mix of hand crafted ceramics. Franschoek, T. 021 8764477, gernot@ebonydesign. co.za, www.ebonydesign.co.za

The Studio Kalk Bay Art by Deziree Smith Deziree Smith 27/11/2014 until 10/12/2014 Unbound – A Story Exhibition Marlene Winberg, The Manyeka Arts Trust and Centre for the Book 07/12/2014 until 31/12/2014 In the Balance Marc Alexander 01/01/2015 until 28/01/2015, Kalk Bay info@thestudiokalkbay.co.za, www.thestudiokalkbay.co.za UCT Irma Stern Museum The former home of South Africa’s greatest painter, Irma Stern, containing a comprehensive collection of her considerable private collection of African art, Chinese ceramics, European furniture & objects, A lively temporary exhibition programme is arranged annually and visitors can enjoy the garden. Rosebank, T. 021 6855686, mary.vanblommestein@uct.ac.za, www.irmastern.co.za What if the World Gallery A platform for a new generation of emerging South African contemporary artists. Viewing Hours: Tues - Fri 10.00 - 17.00, Sat 10.00 - 14.00 or by appointment, Woodstock, Cape Town, T. 021 4472376, info@whatiftheworld.com, www.whatiftheworld.com

Bot River De Geheime Kelder Exciting news as the Gallery in Botrivier expands. The gallery grew over the past year and is now in the process of occupying another building on the hotel grounds. Becoming more organic in their process of growth, the gallery reaches towards the light from within. , Botrivier Hotel, Main Road, C. 0823484539, mtini.michael@gmail. com / degeheimekelder.botrivier@gmail.com, mtini. michael@gmail.com

Calitzdorp

Paarl Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. Paarl, T. 021 8725030, zetler@icon.co.za, www.houtstreetgallery.co.za

The White House Venue & Theatre Exhibition venue. Plettenberg Bay, T. 044 5332010, caitlin@whg. co.za, www.whitehousevenue.co.za

Prince Albert Prince Albert Gallery Established in 2003, the gallery always has an eclectic mix of art on display. Prince Albert, T. 023 5411057, karoogallery@intekom.co.za, www.princealbertgallery.co.za/

The Framing Place Conservation framing, framing of art, Block mounting and Block frames. , Observatory, T. 021 4473988, info@framingplace.co.za

The Lovell Gallery Ghosts Ralph Ziman27/11/2014 until 20/12/2014, Woodstock, T. 021 4475918 info@ lovellgallery.co.za, www.lovellgallery.co.za

ArtKaroo Thijs Nel Exhibition, Thijs Nel, January, 2015, Oudtshoorn, T. 044 2791093, janet@artkaroo.co.za, www.artkaroo.co.za

Plettenberg Bay

The Cape Gallery Summertime, Yvonne Ankerman, Helen Blackbeard, Lesley Charnoc, Jill Colley, Eric Eatwell, Lynne-Marie Eatwel, Mandy McKay, Veronica Reid, Coral Spencer, Tanya Swiegers, Helen van Stolk, 23/11/2014 until 13/12/2014 An exhibition of work by David Kuijers and Tania Babb 15/12/2014 until 10/01/2015 Cape Town T. 021 4235309 web@capegallery.co.za www.capegallery.co.za.

THE d’VINE art ROOM at New Heritage Gallery Cape Town C. 711915034 capetown.gallery@ gmail.com www.newheritagegallery.com

Oudtshoorn

Riebeek Kasteel The La Motte Museum Offers a cultural-historical experience featuring the estate’s history and architecture. Current exhibitions: Heritage collection of South African old master, JH Pierneef and contemporary exhibition of The Helgaard Steyn Awards 1987-2013. Experiences: Historic Walk – Wed & Sculpture Walk – Thurs (10:00-11:00 bookings essential) T 021 876 8850, E museum@ la-motte.co.za, www.la-motte.com

The Gallery at Grande Provence Group Summer Exhibition of fine and important paintings, sculpture, photography and works on paper, Ongoing, Franschhoek, T. 021 8768630, gallery@grandeprovence.co.za, www.grandeprovence.co.za/franschhoek-news-and-events/gallery-news.html The Shop at Grande Provence Fine tribal artifacts and new jewellery by Ilse Malan, Ongoing, Grande Provence Estate, T. 021 8768630, gallery@grandeprovence.co.za, www.grandeprovence.co.za/galleryand-art-franschhoek/The-Shop.html

George Crouse Art Gallery Various Artists, Christiaan Nice, Makiwa, Maria, Walter Meyer, Gerrit Roon, Anton Benzon, Ella, Este Mostert, Charmain Eastment, Diane Erasmus, Bea, Carla Bosch, Daily 08h00 to 18h00, George, T. 044 8870361, suzette.crouse@telkomsa. net, www.artdealers.co.za Wonki Ware Di Marshall pottery. South African Dinnerware and Table Accessories. George, T. 044 8841883, info@wonkiware.co.za, www.wonkiware.co.za

Hermanus Abalone Gallery Extract: Law & Ore, Annex: Jeannette Unite Main Gallery: Accrochage with artists of the gallery. Alta Botha, Joan Fontcuberta, Elsaby Laubscher, Judith Mason, André Naudé, Lynette ten Krooden, Anton Smit, Susanna Swart, Herman van Nazareth, 21/11/2014 until 31/12/2014, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935, art@ abalonegallery.co.za, www.abalonegallery.co.za

The Gallery - Riebeek Kasteel The Gallery is situated in the village of Riebeek Kasteel and features a carefully selective mix of paintings, sculptures and ceramics by established & emerging artists including artists Andre van Vuuren, Solly Smook & Clare Menck. Riebeck Kasteel, C. 0836533697, astridmcleod@mweb.co.za, www.galleryriebeek.co.za/

Slee Gallery Contemporary art gallery, Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 3385, gallery@slee.co.za, www.slee.co.za/ gallery SMAC Art Gallery Anton Karstel, 23/10/2014 until 07/12/2014, Stellenbosch, Simon Stone11/12/2014 until 25/01/2015T. 021 887 3607 nastassja@smacgallery.com info@smacgallery. com, www.smacgallery.com Stellenbosch Art Gallery Stellenbosch 20 year summer gala exhibition, Conrad Theys, Gregiore Boonzaie, r Hugo Naude, Aviva Maree, Solly Smook, Florian Junge, Jimmy Law, Herman van Nasereth, 20/11/2014 until 31/01/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8283489, mjg@kingsley.co.za, www.stellenboschartgallery.co.za The Kraal Gallery Stellenbosch, T. 021 883 3881, alex@thekraalgallery.com, www.thekraalgallery.com US Art Gallery, The exhibitions, entitled Dear Mr Mandela, Dear Mrs Parks: Children’s Letters, Global Lessons and Freedom XX: 20 Pieces of Democracy, will be on at the Museum. 28/05/2014 until 31/12/2014 , Stellenbosch, corliah@sun.ac.za, www. usmuseum.weebly.com D-Street Gallery Art - (de)code - (re)phrase, Anton Smit, Dot Vermeulen, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Karlien de Villiers, Elizabeth Gunter, Clare Menck, Strijdom van der Merwe, Shany van den Berg, Judy Woodborne, Marie Stander, Marinda Combrinck, Peter van Straten, Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen (Curator), 15/11/2014 until 10/01/2015, Stellenbsoch, T. 021 8832337, info@ dstreetgalelry.com, www.dstreetgallery.com

Wellington

Robertson The Robertson Art Gallery We specialise in original art of more than 60 top South African artists. Robertson, T. 023 6265364, elaine@robertsonart.co.za, www.robertsonartgallery.co.za

Somerset West Dante’ Art & Decor New Nicole Pletts. Always in demand, come and check out her new pieces before they go!,, Somerset West, T. 021 8518142, info@ danteartgallery.co.za, www.danteartgallery.co.za/index. php Liebrecht Gallery The Liebrecht Art Gallery is a custom built fine art gallery in the CBD of Somerset West. Somerset West, T. 021 8528030, vineyardartists@ gmail.com, www.liebrechtgallery.com

Stellenbosch Oude Libertas Gallery The gallery is open to the public free of charge. New exhibitions every six weeks. Stellenbosch - c/o Adam Tas and Libertas roads, T. 021 8098412, oudelibertasgallery@gmail.com, www. oudelibertas.co.za Rupert Museum A selection of 20th Century South African Art, JH Pierneef’s Johannesburg Station Panels, Modern French Tapestries and International Sculptures. Irma Stern, Jean Welz, Cecil Higgs, Maggie Laubser, Anton Van Wouw, Willie Beste, r JH Pieneef, Lucas Sithole & many more, Stellenbosch, T. 021 888 3344, deh@remgro.com, www.rupertmuseum.org Sasol Art Museum Permanent collection of paintings, graphic works and sculptures, as well as anthropological collection. Regular temporary art exhibitions of national & international artists, Stellenbosch, T. 021 808 3690

Anne-Ghrett – Breytenbach Galery You are invited to an exhibition of paintings by Michele Davidson on Saturday, the 15th of November at 11h00 The opening speaker is Elizabeth Gunther Gallery hours: Monday: Friday 09h00 - 17h00 Saturday: 10h00 - 13h00 Anne-Ghrett Erasmus, 14 Burger Street, Breytenbach Sentrum, Wellington 021 - 864 2988 / 083 415 0002 galery@breytenbachsentrum.co.za

Wilderness Beatrix Bosch Studio Beatrix Bosch artworks now on permanent display at the Wilderness Hotel, Garden Route, Wilderness, T. 044 8770585, bosch@beatrixbosch.co.za, www.beatrixbosch.co.zabosch.co.za, www.beatrixbosch.co.za

Port Owen West Coast Art Gallery Dot Dixon, Elmarie Smit, Des Kleineibst, Marius Maartens, Johanette van Deventer, Marie Prinsloo, Yvette Molenaar, Jen Wingrove, Mariette van Jaarsveld, Christophorus, Anne Roberts, Jannie Jordaan,, Port Owen, Velddrif, T. 022 7832453, info@westcoastartgallery.co.za, www.westcoastartgallery.co.za

Willie Botha Sculpture Gallery Permanent exhibition of work by sculptor Willie Botha, paintings by Pieter Vermaak, Johan Calitz and Shelley Adams, Hermanus, T. 028 3132304, decolite@mweb.co.za, www.williebothasculptures.com

Miranda Combrink Studio & Gallery ‘Woman From the Dump Yard, Calitzdorp’ 41 x 51cm, Oil on canvas You are invited to view recent drawings and paintings by Marinda Combrinck. Visit my Studio & Gallery @ 33 Andries Pretorius Street, Calitzdorp (opp the NG Church) Open Mon-Sun: 9h00-17h00 Contact Marinda : 079 968 1588 Facebook: Marinda Combrinck Art www.marindacombrinck.co.za

De Rust Portal Gallery Selected contemporary artists, including Carl Becker, JP Meyer, Estelle Marais, Diane McLean and Hermann Niebuhr. Gallery hours flexible. De Rust, T. 082 2976977, art@art.co.za, www.art.co.za

Rossouw Modern Art Gallery Summer Show – A group show of current up and coming artists, Bastiaan van Stenis, Krisjan Rossouw, Hugo Maritz, Jeanne Hendriks, Harem, A.S de Lange, Obert Jongwe, Albert Coertse, Jenny Jackson, Godfrey Mawethu Ntakana, Glenn Cox, 01/10/2014 until 01/02/2015, Hermanus, T. 028 313 2222, info@rossouwmodern.com, www.rossouwmodern.com

Knysna Knysna Fine Art Seeing Things, Ben Coutouvidis, 04/12/2014 until 08/12/2014 On the Shoulders of Giants Chonat Getz04/12/2014 until 08/12/2014 Ebb and Flow Marie Kearney04/12/2014 until 08/12/2014 Summer Exhibition New works by Phillemon Hlungwani, Lionel Smit and Hanneke Benadé Ongoing. A Different Drummer Fine African Artefacts and New Photographs by Ernst Hegenbarth Ongoing Thesen House T. 044 3825107 gallery@finearts.co.za www.finearts. co.za

Zizamele Ceramics

Walker Bay Art Gallery View the wide selection of paintings, sculptures & ceramics by established as well as up-and-coming SA artists. Hermanus, T. 028 3122928, www.walkerbayartgallery.co.za

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Nushin Elahi’s London Letter Constable and Turner – personal rivals and two of the most influential of British artists, they are currently both enjoying massive exhibitions in London. If Turner’s best works are of stormy seas, then Constable’s are images of the English countryside. His masterpieces are of the hills and vales of the country, the fields around Salisbury Cathedral, a horse and cart being pulled through a stream, a horse prancing as it crosses a canal, a field of wheat. I have often thought that I preferred Constable’s small sketches for his oils more than the finished works, and this magnificent show at the Victoria and Albert Museum demonstrates exactly why. The immediacy and energy in his sketches doesn’t always translate into the huge canvases that have established him as one of the great British artists. The V&A have done him proud in the incredible collection, Constable, the Making of a Master (until 11 Jan) by placing his finished work alongside all its preparatory sketches. So not only are icons such as “The Hay Wain”, “Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows” and “The Leaping Horse” on show, but their full-scale oil sketch versions, as well as countless much tinier images that built up to the finished picture. We see a postcard-sized pencil sketch or a small oil in which a house or a horse is established that will become part of a bigger whole. And not only Constable’s own work is here, but those of earlier masters whom he admired and copied, as well as prints he purchased and exquisite mezzotints more atmospheric than the originals. In fact, although it emphasises the oil sketches, this is probably the most comprehensive overview of the artist one will ever get to see. And in that whole, it is the tiniest of gems that sparkle brightest. Yes, you may see his six-foot tall paintings in London’s major galleries, but it is not often you get to delight in the intensity and vigour of some of the littlest canvases. There are cloudscapes that are the result of keen observation, brooding skies and sweeping rain, languid pastoral scenes executed at speed in the outdoors with such clarity that with just a few daubs of colour we sense the wind blowing, or smell the newly cut hay. My favourites are the

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Branch Hill series, which he painted from his country escape in Hampstead and capture the same natural contours one can still enjoy from the Heath. No wonder Constable is so well loved an artist.

Header: Installation view of Grayson Perry’s “Comfort Blanket” at the National Portrait Gallery. Photo: Nushin Elahi Top: John Constable, “Brighton Beach”, 1824, Victoria & Albert Museum, London Left: John Constable, “Study for ‘The Cornfield’”, 1826, The National Gallery, London

(Late Turner – Painting set Free is on at Tate Britain until 25 Jan and was reviewed in the October London Letter.)

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Grayson Perry turns his razor-sharp gaze to those on the fringes of society in Britain today, proving himself something of a modern-day Hogarth. He sends one on a delightful treasure hunt through the National Portrait Gallery in his Who Are You? (until 15 March). Working in a variety of mediums from tapestry and silkscreen to his trademark ceramics, his witty portraits are dotted throughout the collection. Perry sets off with a mind-map self-portrait, and then offers the best and worst of Britain as a colourful comfort blanket. Perry had unrestricted access to the British Museum’s vaults a few years ago, which resulted in a fascinating show that juxtaposed old and new. Using this reference point here, he presents outsize ladies as a version of the ice age fertility symbols, while an X-Factor contestant aware of the fragility of his fame is shown in a Victorian love locket, and the religious group working with the homeless become a medieval reliquary. A single white mother, one of a growing number of British converts to Islam, wears her hijab on a delicate silk print and a gender-change appears in the form of a Benin bronze. Despite being a flamboyant cross-dresser himself, Perry’s humour and insight clearly talk to the common man. His show is free and fun, and clearly a hit with audiences who are tempted into places in the sometimes stuffy galleries they have never been before.

Bright and cheerful too, but this time utterly vacuous, is Allen Jones at Burlington Gardens (until 25 Jan). His roots are in pop art, but although some of his early canvases are interesting, Jones quickly got caught up in a garish version of sexuality that shocked viewers but gave him an instantly recognisable presence. Verging on the X-rated, this eroticism of Kate Moss lookalikes with pert breasts becomes tedious when seen en masse.

Another pop artist who doesn’t wear well is the East German Sigmar Polke, currently enjoying a huge show at Tate Modern (until 8 Feb). Sharing the same beginnings as Gerhard Richter, using images from newspaper clippings, he then never seems to emerge from his drug-fuelled ramblings tha t include montages of magic mushrooms and coloured in photographs of his trips to the East. Every doodle and note, every incoherent video clip is jumbled together and presented as art. But then who am I to disagree with the Tate and MOMA? Born within a few years of Polke, his compatriot Anselm Kiefer’s powerful retrospective at the Royal Academy (until 14 Dec) is also challenging art, but of a completely different stature. Continuing the German fest, the British Museum’s Germany: Memories of a Nation (until 25 Jan) addresses the complexities of the country’s history in objects that include artwork by Dürer, Holbein, Käthe Kollwitz and Richter.

Also at the British Museum is a vast overview of a golden age in China, from 1400 to 1450, with loans from many Chinese museums never seen outside the country. Ming, 50 years that changed China (until 5 Jan) fares better than the Museum’s Viking show which opened its new exhibition space and is another in the growing number of shows educating the West in Chinese art. From lacquer work, cloisonné and superb Ming vases to long scrolls, this introduces one to a world where China was a global superpower.

Top: Grayson Perry’s “The Ashford Hijab” on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Photo: Nushin Elahi 2nd row left: A portrait of five loyalists from East Belfast – Grayson Perry’s “Britain is Best” on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Photo: Nushin Elahi 2nd row right: A visitor admires a Grayson Perry bronze in Benin style, “Alex”, on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Photo: Nushin Elahi

exhibition at Burlington Gardens. Photo: Nushin Elahi Above left: Sigmar Polke, “Mu nieltnam netorruprup”, 1975, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Above centre: Käthe Kollwitz, “Selbstbildnis en face (Self-portrait, full face)”, 1904, The British Museum

Above right: “Portrait of Yang Hong (1381-1451)”, Ming dynasty, ca. 1451, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

3rd row: Installation shot of Allen Jones’ current

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BUSINESS ART AUCTION HOUSE NEWS

Strauss & Co., Johannesburg

Strauss sale restores market confidence By Michael Coulson for the SA Art Times Boosted by the late addition of an eight-figure Pierneef, and even discounting the handful of international items, Strauss & Co’s final sale of 2014, in Joburg, was the most positive of the year, after a string of at best mediocre results. The sale of the Harry Lits collection of works by the Amadlozi group was the other feature, all but one of the 34 lots selling, for a gross of R9.6m (hammer plus premium and Vat), more than double the low estimate of R4.35m (hammer only), with apparently at least one particularly determined bidder. As usual the sale was in two sessions. Excluding international works throughout, in the afternoon session of minor work, 96 of 126 lots sold (76.2%) for a gross of R3.94m, 113.4% of the low estimate of R3.48m. The highest price was R114 000 for Alexander Rose-Innes’s “Head of a Young Girl” (est R50 000-80 000). The Lits collection opened the evening session and was followed by a further 77 lots of SA art, of which 58 sold (75.3%) for R44.35m (125.5% of the low est R35.35m). Overall, thus, 187 of 237 lots sold (78.9%) for R57.89m (125.4% of the low est R43.18m). Remarkably, the sale included only one Irma Stern, a minor gouache landscape that fetched R1.08m (est R400 000-600 000), to fall just outside the top 10 prices. This was a sale dominated by Pierneef (14 of 15 lots sold) and William Kentridge (7 of 9), who together contributed six of the top 10 estimates and 7 of the top 10 lots by value. The Pierneef, estimated at R10m-plus, fetched R11.94m, an SA record for the artist, though slightly less than the equivalent of R12.51m Bonhams got for a Pierneef in London in 2008. Remarkably, too, all 10 top estimates sold, as did all but one of the featured lots, the sole casualty being a Maud Sumner landscape (est R700 000-900 000). Apart from the Pierneef, the top 10 estimates were three Kentridge drawings: a landscape, est R2.5m-4m, at R3.07m; a sketch for the film Stereoscope, est R1.2m-1.6m, R4.09m; The Deluge, est R900 000-1.2m, R1.82m; and a mixed media Iris, est R1.4m-1.8m, R2.96m. The other Pierneef, estimated at R1.2m-1.6m, went for R1.36m. The list was completed by a double-sided work by Gregoire Boonzaaier (est R900 000-1.2m, R1.02m), Robert Hodgins’ “Golden Wall” (est R2m-3m, R1.82m);

Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, “An Extensive View of Farmlands”, signed and dated 1926, oil on canvas, 90 by 120 cm. Sold R 11 936 400 – World record for the artist

Wim Botha’s mixed media sculpture “Scapegoat” (est R900 000-1.2m, R966 000); and a Cecil Skotnes painted wood panel (est R900 000-1.2m, R739 000). Bringing up the list of top 10 by value were another Pierneef, at R1.14m (est R400 000-600 000, inside back cover) and two Sydney Kumalo bronzes from the Lits collection, which each went for R1.25m: “Man on Beast” (est only R200 000-300 000) and “Figure with Outstretched Arms” (est R400 000600 000, the front cover). Also featured were William Timlin’s “The Blue Palace” (opposite contents, est R220 000-260 000, R318 000); Johannes Meintjes’ “Herfswind” (front of day sale, est R40 000-60 000, R89 000); and Hodgins’ “Proud Professor” (est R400 000-600 000, R887 000). Other than Pierneef and Kentridge, most represented artists, and all sold, were Kumalo (13), Walter Battiss (11), Edoardo Villa (10) and Skotnes (9), followed by photographer David Goldblatt (6 of 7) and Norman Catherine (4 of 6).

A final positive feature is that this is the first 2014 auction to gross more than its 2013 equivalent (R29m), and that by a handsome margin. But with only one sale to go, the total auction market for this year will definitely show a decline.

The Strauss & Co summer auction conducted in Johannesburg on 10 November totalled R60 million, making this the most successful sale of South African art for many years. A spokesman for Strauss & Co described this as a major boost for the South African art market that is particularly indicative of the demand for quality work by respected artists.

For more information, visit: http://www.straussart.co.za/ or to consign for upcoming auctions, phone (+27)11 728 8246 or (+27)21 683 6560

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AUCTION HOUSE NEWS BUSINESS ART

Stephan Welz & Co.

2014: Going, Going, Gone If 2014 was a year of terrific art sales, 2015 looks to be a year of even better ones. With the market showing newfound confidence, this is a great time to sell. If you need further evidence, just look at some of the sales highlights from the current year at Stephan Welz and Co.: South African Artists: Benon Lutaaya’s “Portrait”, signed and dated mixed media and collage on canvas valued at R20 000 - 30 000. Sold in September for R102 312. Sam Nhlengethwa’s “Inspired by Abdulam Ibrahim”, lithograph numbered 38/50 and valued at R10 000 - 15 000. Sold in September for R125 048. Peter Clarke’s “Landscape with Sheep”, gouache on card. Sold in October for R795 760, establishing a new world record for the artist. Irma Stern’s “A View of Saldanha Bay”, oil on canvas. Sold in October for R2 273 600. William Kentridge’s, “Dutch Iris (First Version)”, hand coloured etching with aquatint. Sold in September for R795 760.

International artists: Tom Wesselman’s “Monica Sitting”, from BAM III, lithograph valued at R40 000 - 60 000. Sold in September for R454 720. David Hockney’s “Man Ray”, silkscreen valued at R7 000 – 10 000. Sold in October for R79 576. “With increasing serious foreign interest in collecting South African art and our internet sales now firmly in place to facilitate off-site bidding, we are seeing heavier traffic at auctions, coming from all corners of the world,” said Imre Lamprecht, Head of Paintings, Johannesburg. “Add to this a pronounced overall improvement in market confidence and a new generation of art collectors and you have all the makings of a lively market.” Stephan Welz & Co. is currently welcoming consignments of fine art and collectables for its 2015 auctions in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Get in touch soonest to benefit from the current market upsurge. To speak to a representative, contact: 011 880 3125 or 021 794 6461 or see the website for further information and forthcoming events, www.stephanwelzandco.co.za

Benon Lutaaya’s “Portrait”, signed and dated mixed media and collage on canvas valued at R20 000 - 30 000. Sold in September for R102 312.

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BUSINESS ART SA FINE ART AUCTIONS REVIEW

Art market reflects the state of the world economy By Michael Coulson for the SA Art Times Just as the global economy’s recovery from the 2008 recession has stalled this year, so has the market for SA art, showing yet again that art prices are not immune to the broader environment. Continuing the yo-yo pattern of recent years, the increase in activity (if not so much in pricers) in 2013 was followed by another down year. As always, one must start with the usual qualifications. The tables cover only the major auction houses that publish printed catalogues and subsequent price lists. A number of other auctioneers sell SA art, and their exclusion does not necessarily impugn their reputability. And of course the figures cover only the secondary, resale, market; reliable figures for the primary market, of artworks sold for the first time by galleries or by artists directly, are simply not available. They also exclude the growing online auction sector. While it may not have been an exciting year, it certainly wasn’t featureless. Perhaps thee most notable is that Strauss & Co, having come close on previous occasions, finally managed to push its market share over 50%. With Bonhams holding its position, this is the counterpart of the decline of Stephan Welz & Co. It was helped also by Strauss’s again pulling out of the hat at the last minute an exceptional work. In 2013 it was a Jane Alexander sculpture; in 2014 an uncatalogued late addition, a Pierneef landscape that became the only R10m-plus piece on the local market. Also yo-yoing was the relative size of the market in SA’s two auction centres. Overall sales in Joburg rose by close on R1m; those in Cape Town fell by 45%. Of course buyers aren’t confined to the city where a sale is held; telephone and other absentee bidders can be anywhere. Bonhams buyers are probably even more diverse, coming from many countries. The figures are more reflective of the supply of the artworks, but even this is not absolute; for instance, Bonhams solicits lots from South Africa, some of which never leave the country, at the instance of either the buyers or the SA heritage authorities – whose rulings can sometimes baffle an outsider. Unchanged, though, is that the big-coupon items are sold in London. Bonhams likes to claim that this shows that the premier market for top-quality market is London. Well, that may be; but it’s a very selective market. Bonhams sold just under 130 lots of SA art in 2014; its two top-priced Irma Sterns alone contributed 38% of its annual gross – and, for that matter, not far short of the total market. As has often been argued, the long-term development of a vibrant market in SA art requires a broadening as well as a deepening. That appears to be happening in SA, where seven different artists topped the price lists in the eight sales for which details are available; the process has barely started in London. (In parentheses, those seven did not include Tretchikoff, who topped two sales in SA and one in London in 2013; is that particular bubble deflating?) Overall, then, not a good year, but nor was it disastrous. Sales totals have not matched the records set in some sectors of the international art market, but nor have they collapsed. As for 2015, who knows? The world economy is vulnerable, and the way it goes could determine the trend of the art market too. All eyes will be on Cape Town when the campaign resumes in February 2015.

THE MARKET IN SUMMARY The local market: House

Venue

Month

No of lots % sold

Low est* Gross*

Top price*

S Welz

CT

Feb

163

48.5

16.6

6.8

Laubser, 0.84

Strauss

CT

Mar

206

80.1

21.6

29.8

Pinker, 3.41

S Welz

Jhb

May

68

29.4

6.3

1.5

Battiss, 0.34

S Welz

CT

Jun

119

63.0

14.5

7.7

Pierneef, 1.34

Strauss

Jhb

Jun

253

73.1

43.5

34.2

S Welz

Jhb

Sep

320

47.8

6.6

4.7

Strauss

CT

Oct

210

74.9

24.7

24.4

S Welz

CT

Oct

438

#

14.1

#

Strauss

Jhb

Oct

237

78.9

43.2

57.9

S Welz

Jhb

Nov

278

#

9.4

#

Preller, 2.96 Kentridge, 0.78 Stern, 6.6 # Pierneef, 11.94 #

Bonhams in London: Month

No of lots

% sold

Low est*

Gross*

GBP/R rate

Top price*

Mar

121

43.0

80.6

49.5

17.90

Stern, 19.3

Oct

182

41.4

75.5

46.3

18.10

Stern, 17.4

Slicing the cake: House

Gross*

Market share (%)

Gross*

2014

Market share (%)

Gross*

2013

Market share (%)

Gross*

2012

Market share (%)

2011

Strauss

146.1

55.7

150.5

45.3

124.6

49.3

153.5

44.2

S Welz!

20.4

7.8

65.8

19.8

36.6

14.5

50.3

14.5

SA total

166.5

63.5

216.3

65.1

161.2

63.8

203.8

58.7

Bonhams

95.8

36.5

116.0

34.9

91.4

36.2

143.3

41.3

Total

262.3

332.3

252.6

347.1

The local split: Gross*

Market share (%)

Gross*

2014

Market share (%)

Gross*

2013

Market share (%)

Gross*

2012

Market share (%)

2011

Jhb

98.1

58.9

90.1

41.7

90.5

56.1

89.4

43.9

CT

68.4

41.1

126.2

58.3

70.7

43.9

114.4

58.1

* Million Rand

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Listening to Distant Thunder: The Art of Peter Clarke by Elizabeth Rankin & Philippa Hobbs This book recounts the life of one of South Africa’s most prestigious artists. A mere 500 copies were originally published in 2011 and quickly sold-out. Continued demand has led to its re-release. Peter Clarke’s images reflect the social disruption of the Cape Flats, and the trauma of his community’s forced removal from Simon’s Town to the bleak apartheid township of Ocean View. Yet Clarke’s images have avoided bitterness, and his work is a perceptive scrutiny and celebration of life in all its aspects. Illustrated with over 200 reproductions and photographs, this book was researched and written by well-known South African art historians Philippa Hobbs and Elizabeth Rankin, in close collaboration with the artist over almost seven years. Available through: www.graffitibooks.co.za | randomstruik.co.za/peter-clarke/ | Exclusive Books

Frank Spears – The Painter by Melissa Sutherland (with intro by Gordon Froud) Frank Spears – The Painter is a visual biography which traces his life from his humble beginnings in Birmingham to his professional life in Cape Town where he met his wife of almost 60 years, the poet, Dorothea Spears. His works were included in over 100 art exhibitions and were chosen on several occasions to represent South Africa in international exhibitions. Esme Berman said in her book Art and Artists of South Africa: “There is an intimacy about Frank Spears’s portrayal of his subjects that evokes immediate and warm response from viewers.” Published by Print Matters Available through: www.frankspearsthepainter.com | www.printmatters.co.za

‘Of Two Minds’ – The Ramblings of a Manic Depressive by Victor Harley

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Body Art by Nicholas Thomas

‘Of Two Minds’ is an interesting study on depression performed by author, Victor Harley, who lives with the disorder. By drawing self-portraits; and writing short stories, maxims and poetry while in a depressive state, he has captured the incapacity, hopelessness and danger of the illness in a relatable way. This book has the potential to produce greater understanding of the disorder, and may prove especially helpful for those who have a loved-one under a similar mentality. It is also hoped that this book will prove soothing to sufferers of depression who have felt misunderstood or alone.

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Corporate Art Prize Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winners 2015 SA ART TIMES | DECEMBER 2014/JANUARY 2015 Winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2015 (Performance Art Category): Athi-Patra Ruga. Photo: Adam MCconnachie

South African Art Times December 2014-January 2015  

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