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Cape Town Art Fair 2016

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Art Times Ernst de Jong 1934 - 2016 KKNK Info & Artist Interviews Artists’ Birthdays PPC Imaginarium Category Winners Tondo Competition & Book Reviews 100 Greatest SA Artworks Series

Gallery Guide 18 Featured Exhibitions

20 Gallery Listings 32 Gallery Buzz Business Art 15 Home Grown Talent Exhibiting Abroad 14 Media Radar 12 Auction House News 10 Hot Property – Key figures on Auctioning African Art 8 The Truth About Art Investment 6 Interview with Mary Faure, Director of Hermanus FynArts

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Walking out of the last busy day of trading at The Cape Town Art Fair was like walking through the Cape’s fresh Champaign air. The Fair was very well planned, well-advertised, and well-run. The stalls were wellstocked with the best of SA art and trading was exceptionally good. In addition, the CTAF art-lovers were further spoilt for choice with an additional art fair in town. THAT ART FAIR was run by Brendon and Suzette Bell-Roberts in Woodstock. This, the second Fair, has already done great things – especially for the much-needed promotion of emerging artists. It’s interesting that, like Murphy’s Law, some financial or political disaster hits the country a few days before these art fairs open – from news that the Rand lost half its value against global currencies in less than a year, to protesting kids burning invaluable art. As a stall holder, one thinks it may be the end of the world, again, but somehow life and trading goes on even faster than before. The biggest bonanza of the big art weekend was arguably the Zietz MOCAA Gala where over 1 500 of South Africa’s leading art thinkers, collectors and art-lovers (those whose interests exceed into the billions) came together to celebrate the highly ambitious, upcoming Art Museum, set to be a great advocate of African Art on the African continent. As someone who has been around for some time now, it was the best three days of art, perhaps since The Cape Town Triennial or the Joburg Art Biennale, during the ’90s. These art fairs provide a great kick-start to art’s financial year; followed by The KKNK, Hermanus FynArts, the National Arts Festival, Clover Aardklop, Turbine Art Fair, JoburgArtFair and then Christmas. In-between there is First Thursdays Cape Town and Johannesburg, First Fridays Hermanus, and a monthly cycle of great exhibition openings. So despite the plummeting Rand, the elections, barbarous acts of political stupidity, at least we can still be enthralled by local art and culture – all braaied over the flames of political discourse. It’s not all bad. Despite editorially bankrupt news headlines, we still live in a beautiful country, filled with wonderful people – of course that includes artists, who despite the odds, make the best art ever. Apologies: Stuttaford Van Lines would like to apologize to the artist, Kelly John Gough, whose artwork was not credited in previous issues of the publication. The Art Times would like to apologise to rightful photographer Carla Crafford, for wrongly crediting Alice Goldin’s portrait photograph in the previous edition of the Art Times.


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Pretoria-born Ernst de Jong sadly passed away on 15 February, at 81 years of age. “He was a Painter and Designer with a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) from Oklahoma University, USA. He has held over 50 solo exhibitions throughout the world and museum shows in South Africa, Norway, and the USA. He taught design and painting at Pretoria University, Pretoria Tech (Now Tshwane University), and Design Academy, Oslo Norway. He was Managing Director and Creative Director of the Ernst de Jong Academy of Fine Art. He has had hundreds of major design, painting and mural commissions. Notably he was Design Director of the South African Banknotes. In recent years he focused on Minimalistic and Futuristic paintings, for which he was noted for by the art cognoscente of South Africa due to his profound distinctive influence on South African design and fine art.

He was also and International Sportsman and World Masters Champion in Springboard and Tower Diving, Munich, Germany.� – daughter, Tamara de Jong “The art world truly lost a walking legend. Ernst was a mentor to so many including me and an amazing man who lived life to the absolute fullest. He did everything to encourage aspiring artists and shared his knowledge openly and generously. Best advice he ever gave me was to keep painting through my struggles and to never limit myself. He definitely helped me take my art to the next level with the knowledge, support and belief he shared. My heart goes out to Ernst de Jong’s family and students. I will miss you Ernst de Jong. Rest in peace my friend.� – artist, Jeannie Bogue *HRUJLD/DQH‘Synchro-city VI’ 7

VISUELE KUNS BRING OOP RUIMTES NA KKNK 2016 Vir die KKNK se 22ste feesviering is daar twee feeskunstenaars op die visuele kunsprogram, i.p.v. die gebruiklike een. Hanneke Benadé stal na ’n sewe jaar hiatus by die fees uit en Kagiso Pat Mautloa sluit by haar aan. Die KKNK vind van 24 tot 30 Maart op Oudtshoorn plaas. Daar is 14 uitstallings by die fees, saamgestel deur nuwe visuelekuns kurator, dr. Paul Bayliss en moontlik gemaak danksy befondsing van die NLC (National Lotteries Commission). Die program is volgens die tema Oop Ruimtes saamgestel en Bayliss beskryf sy rol hier as een van sy lekkerste uitdagings nóg en sê dat sy betrokkenheid by dié fees vir hom ’n hoogtepunt van sy veel-bekroonde loopbaan is. Die visuele kuns sal ’n insiggewende ervaring vir beide die kunste-groentjie en fynproewer wees. Bayliss is van mening dat die uitstallings in ’n spasie omskep gaan word, waar oud en jonk mekaar kan ontmoet. “Die uitdaging vir vanjaar se visuele kunsuitstallings is om werke te vind wat nie die gehoor van die tradisionele kunste vervreem nie, maar steeds ’n nuwe generasie van kunsliefhebbers na die fees lok”. Hy verduidelik dat dit ’n geleentheid skep om jong opkomende kunstenaars aan die sirkulêre-mark bekend te stel, maar ook om gehore uit te daag om die dieper waarde van kuns te verstaan en te waardeer. In Herbesoek: Twee dekades kyk Benadé terug op die pastelwerke uit die laaste twee dekades van haar loopbaan en sy stal van haar beperkte uitgawe handgedrukte litografieë uit in Hanneke Benadé Litografieë. Mautloa bring met Retro-pre-intro


’n vermenging van skilder- en driedimensionele kunswerke na die fees. About empty spaces, onder kuratorskap van die Dead Bunny Society, ondersoek die vele idees wat kontemporêre kuns van regoor die wêreld beïnvloed. Lehlogonolo Mashaba se uitstalling ANatomic ondersoek die integrasie en disintegrasie van die menslike liggaam. Blank Spaces, ’n uitstalling deur Candice Berman Fine Art, kombineer die visuele – en digkuns van Thomas Ngulube, die herwindeen verfynde filosofie van John Vusi Mfupien die visueel hoorbare kuns van Daniel “Stompie” Selebi. Catalyst onder kuratorskap van Lucia Boer, bevat leë ruimtes binne ’n reeds bestaande leë ruimte. Kunstenaars wat aan hierdie uitstalling deelneem sluit o.a. Anna-Carien Goosen, Anneke Dearlove en August de Wet in. Ada Liefbroer-Benadé bring ’n versameling naïewe karikature, waaronder politiese figure en geestelike leiers in Die Poeries: ’n Versamelingkarikature. Die kurators van In the midst of things is Maaike Bakker en Jayne Crawshay-Hill enfokus op kontemporêre visuele tale, afkomstig van Afrika. Huisgenoot vier in 2016 sy 100ste bestaansjaar met ’n uitstalling Huisgenoot.Hartgenoot. Kultuurgenoot: 100 jaar waar kontemporêre kunstenaars in ’n visuele diskoers met ons land se beeldende verlede tree. Stephan Erasmus is die kurator van die Absa Galery-uitstalling, Kartografeer tussen die kaarte, waar kunstenaars genooi is om hulle eie spasie tussen die landkaarte van die alledaagse lewe te vind. Palimpsest is ’n tweeman-uitstalling

met Colbert Mashile en Shany van der Berg wat uit agt tot tien werke van elke kunstenaars bestaan. Heidie Fourie en Allen Laing se Skerwe verbeeld stel ’n perspektief van Suid-Afrikaanse landskappe en kulture voor, deur speels ’n SuidAfrika aan te dui wat ondergronds bestaan. The crossing place met verskeie kunstenaars bestaan uit ’n reeks mediums, sowel as tradisionele en digitale drukkuns, monotipes, skilderye, boeke en gemengde media-installasies. Bayliss bieddaagliks Rondleidings aanwaar die publiek saam met hom die uitstallings besoek en direk met die kunstenaars kan gesels. Daar is daagliks Visuele Kunsgesprekke, waar verskillende onderwerpe bespreek word. Dié gesprekke stel die publiek in staat om meer oor visuele kunste in Suid-Afrika te leer. “Dit laat ons toe om by die KKNK meer te doen as om net bloot kuns uit te stal en gee aan ons die geleentheid om mense op te lei en ’n broodnodige opvoedkundige platform vir die kunste te skep,” sê Bayliss. Met die nuwe baadjie wat die KKNK vanjaar aantrek, word digitale tegnologie al hoe meer as hulpmiddel geïmplementeer. Die virtuele galery, beskikbaar op die KKNK se webblad, is een van die maniere waarop die fees meer toeganglik vir die publiek word. Dié galery dien as platform om maklik toegang tot die kunswerke, wat by die fees te sien sal wees, te verkry. Die volledige feesprogram is beskikbaar by www. Kaartjies is beskikbaar by Computicket, Shoprite / Checkers. Verblyfbesprekings kan aanlyn gedoen word.




We asked Dr Paul Bayliss, curator of KKNK’s Visual Art programme, to give us his top recommendations:




“It is almost impossible to single out a particular artist or exhibition. I believe that together they all play an important role in the experience. That being said, I would like to encourage visitors to attend the daily art talks in the Absa Kuierkamer and the afternoon walkabouts with myself through the exhibitions. Thereafter, they should take their time viewing each of the exhibitions at their leisure, meeting the gallerists, curators and artists. Through this, they will not only learn but gain a greater appreciation for the visual arts and formulate their own impression and interpretation thereof.”


KKNK | Festival Artists Feature

The festival artists for this year’s KKNK are Kagiso Patrick Mautloa and Hanneke Benadé. Both wellknown South African artists in their own right, we asked them what this current opportunity means to their career. Hanneke and Patrick photos here, next to each other, or one on top of the other. AT: Firstly, how does it feel to be recognised in this way? KPM: I had the honour of an invitation by Paul Bayliss, one of the Festival’s organizers and curators. This gave me the pleasure of exploring the area I have never engaged in before, and it offered me the chance to explore new ideas outside my zone of comfort. I’m elated by the opportunity to engage audiences outside of the mainstream gallery context in which I normally show.

learning. I create because it is an innate part of who I am. HB: My greatest accomplishment is that I am still doing art. I somehow managed to hold on and I am a very grateful to all who supported me in the 20 years since I started exhibiting. I would like to thank all my supporters who have bought an artwork from me directly or from a gallery. They made it possible for me to still be around. I like what I do, I have a need to create and hope to still be producing for many years to come. AT: Where do you see yourself and your work now in relation to when you started making art your career?

HB: I was busy helping my mother with her application to exhibit at the KKNK when Paul Bayliss phoned me. I am honoured to have been selected to be festival Artist with Pat and to join an impressive group of artists that have held the title since 1996.

KPM: This has been a long journey, having started at the Jubilee Art Centre, later relocating to Mofolo Art Centre after the closure of the space and subsequently ending up at Rorkes Drift (ELC) Art Centre due to unavailability of formal Art institutions during that time. So far I feel I have made big strides in terms of my work, both in content and production. I seem to have been able to engage with people in and outside my immediate community.

AT: As an inspiration to other artists, tell us how you maintain your art practice, building up the body of work for which you have become known. Why do you create? What drives you to continue to create?

HB: I started doing art without realising there is a monetary value to the work. After twenty years I have become more aware that art has investment value. I try to steer my career so that those who have invested in my art will have a return.

KPM: I work full time as an artist at the Bag Factory Artists Studios and that gives me a chance to interact with other fellow artist and young aspirant artists. I continue to push boundaries in my work as I love

AT: What can you tell us about the new work you will be exhibiting at the KKNK? KPM: My main piece is titled Demographics - a comment about Jozi being one of the most


cosmopolitan city in the continent or in the SADEC region. Johannesburg being the biggest transit point alludes to the way of highlighting our diversity and the ever evolving shape of our societ(ies). For me it is the experience of the un-monumental and the ordinary. Exploring the readymade objects using these parallel practices to capture the powerful moments in their quotidian experience. In this body of work I have used plastic bottles as a found object to re-enact the tradition of mask making. This brings together the urban consumerist culture together with deep rooted traditions of ritual and celebration of our diversity. It gives context to the present and continual adaptation of our traditions of creation. HB: With this year’s KKNK, it will be 20 years since my first solo opened in Johannesburg in 1996. With my exhibition titled Revisited/Herbesoek I want to show pieces reflecting various stages from the last decade of my career. AT: What’s next for you, in 2016? KPM: In 2015 and early 2016, I worked tirelessly on a mammoth public sculpture for Standard Bank. The piece is over five meters high and includes approximately 300 new and used spades and other working implements. Later this year, we will be installing this work at the Rosebank branch of Standard Bank in Johannesburg. Apart from that, it is business as usual where I spend my days at the Bag Factory producing work, engaging with other artists and expanding my perception of the world. HB: I want to focus on printmaking this year. SA ART TIMES | MARCH 2016

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Dr. Seuss

2 March 1904 – 24 September 1991

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born to German immigrants living in the USA. His mother inspired him with her love of rhyming, and now Geisel’s rhymes and illustrations are adored by generations. As a student, Geisel was caught drinking (in violation of the Prohibition law) so he was kicked off the editorial staff of his own magazine but would continue to contribute under the pseudonym “Seuss”. Geisel’s cartooning career saw his work published in LIFE and Vanity. He worked in advertising for 15 years. Geisel’s first book was rejected 27 times. About to burn the manuscript, he bumped into a friend in publishing. “If I had been going down the other side of Madison Avenue”, Geisel later said, “I’d be in the dry-cleaning business today”. Geisel’s wife, Helen Palmer, committed suicide at the fear of losing her husband to the friend with whom he had had an affair. Geisel married his mistress, Audrey Stone Diamond, who inspired further literary creations from their observation tower home and studio. By the time of his death at age 87, Geisel had written and illustrated 44 children’s books, of which over 200 million copies were sold. Limited editions of his illustrations are also in high demand. Last year, Random House announced its plans to publish a new Dr. Seuss book after a further manuscript and sketches were unearthed by Geisel’s widow.

Drew Lindsay

3 March 1956 –

Drew Lindsay has been an artist and freelance designer for over 25 years. He received his BA in Fine Art from the University of Johannesburg, majoring in painting before discovering the medium of mosaic – the longevity of which inspires him. Lindsay received his first large public art commission for Troyeville Park in 1995 - it was about 100 square meters. In 1997 he started Extra Mural Projects. In total, the artist has coordinated over 150 mural art and mosaic projects in South Africa, Swaziland, Angola and Mauritius. In 2001, he started the Spaza Art Gallery to provide a space for young emerging artists – many of whom he met on his travels. In 2004, Lindsay won a competition to make the court doors for the new Constitution Court building. The Art Times believes that Drew Lindsay deserves a lifetime achievement award for the amount of young artists he has provided studio and exhibition space – without money but with enthusiasm and belief. Lindsay is a keen dancer and is known for motivating mosaic artists with song and dance, early in the morning. He currently lives in Johannesburg, where he continues to encourage other artists and bring beauty to public spaces.

Piet Mondrian

7 March 1872 - 1 February 1944

Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan, Jr. grew up in a devoutly Calvinist home in Holland. His father was a primary school headmaster and an amateur artist, who gave drawing lessons to his son. Mondrian’s uncle, Fritz Mondriaan, was an accomplished artist who taught his nephew to paint. By 1892, young Mondrian began his studies at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in Amsterdam. In the following years, he would support himself by producing scientific drawings and copies of museum paintings, as well as giving private drawing lessons. In 1903, he visited a friend in Brabant (Belgium), where the clean lines of the landscape became an important influence to his work. His traditional Dutch style developed a rhythmic framework. Mondrian and artist/architect Theo van Doesburg founded ‘De Stijl’, a movement in the arts presenting the ideal of total abstraction as a model for harmony and order - strongly influenced by Theosophy, of which Mondrian was a greatly inspired. Devoted to his work, Mondrian’s life reflected the purity and discipline of his art. He remained unmarried and lived simply with few possessions. He died of pneumonia in 1944 at the age of 71.

Barbara Tyrrell

15 March 1912 – 23 September 2015

Barbara Tyrrell was born in Durban. Her father was assistant magistrate and later interpreter in the Department of Native Affairs. Tyrrell’s grandfather was interpreter and companion to the Zulu King Cetshwayo. So Tyrell was raised amidst the Zulu at Eshowe, and insisted that Zulu was her home language. After studying Fine Art at the University of Natal and doing a stint of journalism, Tyrrell found her purpose recording traditional tribal dress before the pressures of westernization caused them to entirely disappear. She converted a Chevrolet van into a mobile home and for decades travelled alone all over rural Southern Africa. She was later joined by her husband, film-maker Adrian Jurgens, whom she married in 1950, and their young son. The academic importance of her work was formally recognised when she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Natal in 1965. The Constitutional Court acquired some of her work in 2006, and the order of Ikhamanga was bestowed upon her in 2008. On her 100th birthday, the Iziko South African National Gallery held a retrospective exhibition and birthday party in her honour. She lived until the ripe old age of 103 (and a half).




William Morris Hunt

31 March 1824 - 8 September 1879

Hunt was the son of a Vermont congressman. He learned to draw at an early age, by an Italian artist named Gambadella. Hunt left Harvard College in his third year to go to the South of France (some accounts say that he left because he was ill, others that he was dismissed for trying to blow up a school outhouse with gunpowder). In the next few years he worked and travelled in the Middle East, Italy, Germany and Paris. The sight of Millet’s The Sower at the Salon of 1851 inspired Hunt to spend most of the next two years with Millet at Barbizon. Besides a growing reputation as a painter of portraits, landscapes and murals, Hunt taught art classes. Unlike others, he opened his school to women artists. The great Boston fire of 1872 destroyed Hunt’s studio and with it his collection of French paintings. He travelled to Mexico in 1875 and in the same year was commissioned to paint two murals for the new State Capital at Albany, New York. Shortly after their completion (and rapid demise due to faulty installation), Hunt drowned off the coast of New Hampshire. There is conspiracy as to whether his drowning was a suicide or an accident. At the time of his death he was recovering from depression and severe exhaustion.

Nicolene Swanepoel

31 March 1962 – 10 January 2016

Grabbouw-based artist Nicolene Swanepoel completed her M Tech (Fine Art) degree in 2008, at the University of Johannesburg where she was told she “painted like a man”. A fervent animal rights activist, she went on to complete a Veterinary Studies degree at Onderstepoort. She started the Animal Behaviourist Department at Onderstepoort, lecturing in human-animal interaction and animal behaviour there, as well as at some European institutions. She could often be spotted on her BMW motorbike, even after the severe accident which was the turning point towards her career in ceramics. Despite her training in printmaking and painting, she is known for her ceramics above all else (although among her friends, her eccentric meals became a close second). She intentionally created work from recycled materials, including clay from fellow artists in Grabbouw. During her art career, she gained numerous accolades, including the Louisiana State University’s “Animals in Art” awards (1997), the Trienalle Mondiale D’estampes Petit Format (1994), and the Premier Award in Ceramics South Africa’s 2008 National Exhibition. The artist died as a result of a stroke earlier this year.

THE ART TIMES CELEBRATES ALL MEMBERS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S VISUAL ART COMMUNITY BORN IN MARCH, INCLUDING 1 Peter Hayes, Bevan de Wet | 2 Gretha Helberg, Koulla Xinisteris | 4 Jean Welz , Brenda Schmahmann, Liekie Fouche, Margaret Gradwell Slabbert | 5 Jay Pather, Matthew King | 7 Kai Lossgott | 9 Athi-Patra Ruga | 10 Luan Nel | 11 Mary Visser | 13 Christiaan Nice, Milia Lorraine Khoury | 15 Hentie Van Der Merwe | 16 Eugenie Marais, Margot Hattingh | 18 Noel Hodnett, Anton Benson, Li Smith | 20 John Bauer | 21 Trasi Henen, Lien Botha | 22 Eric Duplan, Pieter van der Westhuizen | 23 Koos Bronkhorst, Vivienne King (Stevens), Hannah O’Leary | 24 Christo Coetzee | 25 Churchill Madikida, Stefan Rossouw | 26 Norman O’flynn, Natasja de Wet | 27 Gill Allderman, Brian Rolfe | 29 Diana Page, Roger Van Wyk | 30 David Kuijers, Stephan Erasmus

OTHER WELL-KNOWN INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS BORN IN MARCH: 1 Oskar Kokoschka | 5 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo | 6 Michelangelo | 8 Gerald Machona | 11 David LaChapelle | 12 Anish Kapoor, Elaine De Kooning | 14 Diane Arbus | 21 Hans Hofmann | 22 Portia Zvavahera, Yayoi Kusama, Anthonie van Dyck, Randolph Caldecott | 23 Juan Gris |25 Matthew Barney | 27 Serge Alain Nitegeka, Edward Steichen | 30 Vincent van Gogh, Francisco José de Goya

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PPC Imaginarium Category Winners Ahead of the overall prize-giving, emerging creatives competed for acclaim as the finalists and category winners of this prestigious award. A total of 47 regional finalists from 698 registered entries were selected for 2015/2016. Finalists were chosen in each of the 6 entry categories, namely, Film, Sculpture, Industrial Design, Architecture, Jewellery and Fashion. Submissions were judged by a regional panel of industry heavyweights, chosen for their notable achievements in their respective sectors. Each category winner receives R50 000 while the runner–up walks away with R15 000. Thereafter, each category winner stands a further chance to receive the overall grand prize of R100 000. Category winners will also receive opportunities and mentorship from various thought leaders in their respective industries.

FILM Category winner: Kyle Goulden Solidarity is brought about when people choose compassion instead of vengeance. The creation of concrete mimics this, with chemical elements being broken down as a necessary part of a process of making something new. Without the loss of the individual structures, the mixture is weak and frail, and can never showcase its full potential. The breaking apart and reforming of the elements in concrete bring to light a newer, stronger material. This film, “The Catalyst”, showcases the destructive effects of the violence that so often accompanies extremist attitudes, and the costs that it incurs. Runner-up: Francois Knoetze and Zara Julius

FASHION Category winner: Hester Erasmus According to new research, a third world war will most likely be fought over water. Water is vital for human beings to survive and is crucial for irrigation, domestic and industrial use - the fashion industry included. From fibre crops, to fabric dyeing and washing clothes at home, f ashion needs water. Although intended for exhibition purposes only, my collection will contribute to a more sustainable environment; by using PVC plastic and cement there is no need to wash the garments, therefore saving water.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Category winner: August de Wet Conceived as a beam of light that cuts through a solid concrete mass, the design mimics the form and directional light of a lighthouse yet it does away with a visible light source. This allows one to look into the beam and perceive the hollowed out interior space of the concrete where the texture and colour of the material provide a unique tactile visual experience. The concrete shapes the light and the light in turn shapes the concrete, creating an interrelation between the two. Runner-up: Ivan Brown

SCULPTURE Category winner: Janna Kruger “Monument – Intimacy” focuses on the essential aspects of intimacy between two individuals. The prevailing views of and orientations towards intimacy are multiple and very often conflicting, which can be confusing. I believe that much of mankind’s misfortunes spring from possibly misguided ways of trying to attain it. My artwork therefore practically and symbolically reflects upon the functionality of real intimacy – a highly engaging topic. Runner-up: Esther Pohl

JEWELLERY Category winner: Mignon Dauberman Inspired by the anatomy of the body, I designed two rings replicating the shapes and forms of human bones. The shapes of these rings are organic and are designed with flowing lines. The inspiration plays on the idea that both concrete and bones are resilient as well as fundamental for the strength of the entire physical entity – be it a human body or structure. Concrete and bones have long-lasting characteristics; they are usually what is left behind after the outer shell is gone.

The much-anticipated overall competition winner – who takes home the grand prize of R100 000 – will be announced at a Gala Evening at the UJ Gallery in Auckland Park on 3 March 2016. The exhibition will be on show there until 28 March 2016 before moving to Pretoria Arts Association, Turbine Art Fair, and finally, 100% Design South Africa. 14


Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award Hermanus FynArts 10 – 19 June 2016 The Hermanus FynArts festival, a celebration of South African arts now in its fourth year, is fast growing in importance on the local arts calendar. FynArts is a fusion of an artsfest and winter school with a programme crammed with exhibitions, concerts, talks, panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations, dinners, tastings and pairings. The Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award, one of the highlights of FynArts, is a national art competition with prize money totalling R40 000 – first prize of R20 000, second prize of R10 000 and two merit awards of R5 000 each. Since Greek antiquity artists have created round paintings, reliefs or similar works of art (tondo; pl: tondi). The style was revived in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, particularly in Italy, and has been a special event on FynArts programme since the inception of the festival in 2013. The culmination of the competition is the exhibition of the work of 40 finalists in the cellar of the Bouchard Finlayson wine farm in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. The tondi are exhibited on the heads of wine barrels – filled with new season wines – for the duration of the FynArts festival. This exhibition will remain until November 2016. A number of works in 2015 were sold to tourists, and FynArts tondi now grace the walls, amongst others, of chic apartments in New York and Miami. The maximum size of the works, including any mount or frame that may be used, is 60cms diameter. However, works are not required to be framed and

many media are accepted; these include paper, canvas, board, Perspex, fabric, embroidery, collage, mixed media, photography, digitally/mechanically produced and photo-based. Sculptural/3-dimensional works are also accepted provided they are able to be hung on the barrel heads. In keeping with this year’s FynArts thread of A French Connection, the theme for the competition is Terroir. This year the judges for the competition will be Marilyn Martin, independent academic, writer and curator, Stefan Hundt, curator of the Sanlam Art Collection and Titia Ballot, artist and academic. The Prize-Giving ceremony and Opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday 10 June 2016. The Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award is a national competition and postal entries are accepted. Works may be dropped off at local collection points at Claremont and Bellville libraries, and Hermanus Tourism. The closing date for all entries is Friday 20 May 2016. Please visit the website for full programme of events for Hermanus FynArts 2016, as well as for the details, rules and entry forms for the competition. We look forward to welcoming you to Hermanus during the ten days of this eclectic arts festival with a focus on the visual arts. E-mail any queries to artcompetition@hermanus or phone Competition Coordinator Lorna Jakins on 082 443 9956.

Gill Allderman-Cowen and Juanita Oosthuizen shared first prize in 2015. Gill Allderman-Cowen’s winning work shown here: Connections: Dots; Beads; Me, oil, wire and gold leaf.

Recommended Reads The Mind’s Eye An Introduction to Making Images By Judith Mason Judith Mason is a well-respected printmaker and mixed media artist living and working in South Africa. Having taught visual art at Scoula Lorenzo de Medici in Florence Italy, UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art and Wits University, she now presents some of her most creative exercises and pertinent advice within The Mind’s Eye: An

Maggie Laubser: ’n Venster op Altyd Lig Deur Muller Ballot In hierdie pragpublikasie deur SUN PRESS, fokus Muller Ballot op Maggie Laubser (1886-1973) se 150 stuks skilderye wat in die Universiteit Stellenbosch (US) se kunsversameling opgeneem is. Dit is die grootste versameling van Laubser se werk onder een dak, en verteenwoordigend van haar hele uitset. Die meeste van die skilderye is in 1973 saam met honderde briewe,

Introduction to Making Images. In Mason’s own words, “This is not a how-to book. It is a how-to-think-about-how-to book”. And right she is. It reads more like a poem than a textbook – a love letter to drawing, a “meditation” (her words) towards a different way of seeing the blank sheet of paper in front of you, the objects you wish to interpret, the marks you make and the studio in which you make it all come together. The book is unintimidating to beginners but artists of every skill-level will likely benefit, as his/her perspective cannot help but be broadened by Mason’s pleasant leadings. Published by Books & Books Press Available through: Exclusive Books (nationwide) | Book Lounge | Quagga Books

foto’s en sketsboeke deur Maggie Laubser aan die US nagelaat – inligting wat van groot waarde en nut was gedurende Ballot se navorsing die afgelope 7 jaar. Hierin leer lesers hoe Maggie Laubser as plaaskind van die Malmesbury-distrik besluit het om te begin skilder; waarom sy as 27-jarige die voorreg gehad het om vir 10 jaar in Groot-Brittanje en Europa te woon en oor Modernisme te leer; haar struwelinge met die onbegrip en afbrekende kritiek in die pers; hoe sy die eerste vrouekunstenaar geword het aan wie die SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns ’n erepenning toegeken het; en waarom sy op 83 die eerste lewende kunstenaar was aan wie die SA Nasionale Kunsmuseum in Kaapstad ’n retrospektiewe uitstalling aangebied het. Hierdie boek bring hulde aan Maggie Laubser en haar uitsonderlike oeuvre wat ongetwyfeld die Suid-Afrikaanse kunsgeskiedenis van die 20ste eeu mildelik verryk. Bestel deur: SUN MeDIA e-winkel | per e-pos by



BLIND ALPHABET (1990 - ongoing) Willem Boshoff





Willem Boshoff, BLIND ALPHABET (Dacryoid – Drusiform) and Blind Alphabet (Echinoid – Evection), 2007: 30 wooden sculptures, wire baskets, Braille on aluminium, cloth, steel base. Sculptures: dimensions variable. Base and basket: 72 x 35 x 50.5cm each.

Well-respected conceptual artist, Willem Boshoff has created language-based artworks since the 1970s. What is perhaps his best-known work, BLIND ALPHABET is one such example. At the time of writing these lines, the artwork is still in progress, with over 400 components assembled since 1990, and with no end date in sight. Scattered in groups, displayed in different cities the world-over, it is likely that the work will never truly be whole, or wholely understood. Its illusiveness is comparable to a spoken language; ever-extending, ever-fragmenting, and at times requiring some of the more complex words to be explained to the recipient. As Boshoff grew up, he says that “a revulsion for everything to do with the British” was so firmly imbedded in his Afrikaans family’s history that it began to take hold of him as well. When adult life began, he sought to rectify this by reconciling with the language of the British. So he completed his tertiary education at an English-medium college and then taught at an English-medium school (he jokingly mentions that these events pre-empted marrying an English woman and fathering two English-speaking children). Despite all efforts to improve his spoken language, the artist says that his teacher-peers viewed his Afrikaans accent as “a sure sign of stupidity”. He gradually won their respect by collecting and learning obscure and complex English words, eventually having amassed over 18 000 of 16

them. These he explicated in A DICTIONARY OF PERPLEXING ENGLISH (the largest of his self-written dictionaries, of which there are now more than 200 in existence). During the collecting process, Boshoff found that many of the words intriguing him were descriptive of forms and textures – noting that they were “the basic constituents of sculpture”. The artist began to form a new ‘dictionary’. This time, of three-dimensional illustrations. These descriptive objects became the basis for BLIND ALPHABET, what Boshoff calls, “a dictionary for blind people to walk around in”. The dictionary appears as such: A sculpture defining a complex English word sits within a mesh box. The box sits on top of a plinth. The box’s lid is labelled with an aluminium sign – written only in Braille. Numerous plinths, with their objects and boxes, are displayed side by side in the exhibition hall. Not being able to see the objects in the boxes clearly, due to their mesh housings, and being unable to read the descriptions of the objects written on the signs, the viewers’ appreciation for the artwork is severely compromised without the help of the blind. Boshoff says that those who are likely to visit artworks are most often quite “visually aware/ literate” due to their training or experience. Though in the case of BLIND ALPHABET, the visually-challenged become tasked with describing the artwork, instead

of the usual scenario which calls for the opposite to be done. The Braille inscriptions are written in high, academic English, often requiring the blind interpreter to explain the description in his or her own words. The inscriptions also explain that one is allowed to open the mesh boxes and touch the carved objects inside, the type of action usually forbade within an exhibition display. To adequately experience BLIND ALPHABET, a social means of investigation is called for. Boshoff says that he desires for the artwork to “encourage an exchange of ideas and sentiments”. For this to occur, a reconciliation must be reached between sides divided by language, culture or ability. Boshoff hopes that his language-based artworks “prompt conversation between people who find it difficult to talk to each other.” Small wonder that its diplomatic potential has been spread to all corners of the globe. - By Lyn Holm

Sources Consulted: Boshoff, Willem. 2010. Willem Boshoff. The Artists’ Press [Online]. Available: [2015. Feb. 11]. | Boshoff, Willem. 2012. BLIND ALPHABET. Willem Boshoff Artist [Online]. Available: http://www.willemboshoff. com/documents/artworks/blind_alphabet.htm [2015. Feb. 11]. | Willem Boshoff – Épat. 2007. STEVENSON [Online]. Available: [2015. Feb. 11].

All artwork images courtesy of the artist and STEVENSON, Cape Town and Johannesburg.


Graham’s Fine Art Gallery. Photo: Dan Rosenthal


this fleeting forever Debut Solo Exhibition by Ingrid E. Uys HALIFAX ART GALLERY – In her first solo exhibition, Uys presents a series of oils on canvas and paper, capturing the movement of hummingbirds, swallows and doves in flight. Growing up close to nature, and inspired by a sense of quietness and alone-ness, Uys often found herself lying on her back, absorbed by the clouds, planets and stars. In time, this fascination with the sky extended to the birds that inhabited this vast space.. Uys’ childhood was also characterized by many moves to a series of small towns, thus the concept of flight, movement and migration provides a platform against which permanence – the delicate detail of a wing in flight – is captured. The spiritual nature of swallows in particular resonate closely with Uys, providing the basis of her early nickname “Swaeltjie”. This layering of inspiration is reflected in many of her oils on canvas where layers of paint, water and liquin reveal colour, depth and richness of the cloudscapes. The concept of contrast takes relevance as giant, broad brushstrokes are juxtaposed against the finest of detailed painting, as only a 5 zeros paintbrush is able to render. This is the lightness of a feather, a wing, the expression of a mesmerising eye, captured in the moment of a looming thunderstorm. In works on paper, negative space allows the presentation of textural quality as mixed media combines with paper to form radiating striations around the subject matter. In a few of the works, the birds are presented against a portrait, glimpses of a richly coloured and regal female figure, porcelain-like, in varying poses.

Ingrid E. Uys at work in her studio

Born in Ermelo, Uys moved between Clarens, Harrismith and Middelburg, before settling in Pretoria to complete her studies. She graduated in 2007 from University of Pretoria with a BA Fine Art Degree. She has participated in group exhibitions at Erdmann Contemporary and Halifax Art. Following the birth of her daughter, Uys has worked towards creating a body of work for a solo exhibition. She lives with her

husband in Johannesburg. Her work is represented in a few collections of distinction. Ingrid E. Uys | this fleeting forever: 17 March 2016 (18:00) – 8 April 2016 at Halifax Art Gallery, 35A 4th Avenue, Parkhurst Exhibition opened by Diane Victor For more info, visit Halifax Art on Facebook

HENRI MATISSE – Rhythm and Meaning ‘Jazz is rhythm and meaning’ – Henri Matisse, 1947 The Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg will be hosting an exhibition of works by French modern master, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) from 13 July to 17 September 2016. The exhibition will include a number of paintings, drawings, collages and prints covering all the dominant themes in the artist’s body of work, from his early Fauvist years, through his interest in exoticism and orientalism, to the paper cut-outs that he produced in the last years of his life. The core work in the exhibition will be the full suite of twenty impressions for the prints in the artist’s book Jazz - some of the best known and most celebrated of the artist’s works. Henri Matisse | Rhythm and Meaning will be the first wide-ranging exhibition of Matisse’s work to be held in South Africa, and the fourth exhibition of important twentieth-century modernists to be held at the Standard Bank Gallery. The Gallery previously hosted monographic exhibitions focusing on the work of Marc Chagall, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso. 18

Detail of Henri Matisse, Jazz, Paris, Tériade, 1947, Stencil prints, Pl. XV. The Knife Thrower. Donation Alice Tériade, 2000, Musée départemental Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, © Succession H. Matisse. Photo Philip Bernard


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Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum History will break your Heart, Kemang Wa Lehulere: Standard Bank Young Artist 2015 , 11/2/2016 till 27/03/2016, Waverley, T. 051 0110525 ext 611, karen., OliewenhuisArtMuseum

Ann Bryant Art Gallery Mandela Project, until 11/09/2016, Southernwood, T. 043 7224044,,

Artist Proof Studio One of the largest and most vibrant community and professional printmaking facilities in Southern Africa, Newtown, T. 011 4921278,, www.

Gallery 2 My Side of The Story, Themba Khumalo bases his concept on his relationships with people. In his work, he explore feelings of connectivity and isolation. In his images there are never human figures but electric poles, plugs and cables are the subjects of all the works. These are metaphors for life, energy and movement, 03/03/2016 till 02/04/2016, Parkwood, T. 011 4470155/98,,


Goodman Gallery Amilcar, Frantz, Patrice and the others, Goodman Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in South Africa by Alfredo Jaar, renowned Chilean living in NY. Works reference heroes Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Frantz Fanon, Amílcar Cabral and Patrice Lumumba. Other works focus on the politics of images and the theme of racial representation, 25/02/2016 till 23/03/2016, Parkview, T. 011 7881113,, www.

Art and Wine Gallery Solly Smook, Best of Solly Smook 2016, 02/04/2016 till 30/04/2016, Clarens, T. 058 2561298, anton@artandwine.,

Graham’s Fine Art Gallery Graham’s Fine Art Gallery exhibits a significant collection of important South African art, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869, info@,

Richard Renny Art Gallery Is home to the most recent oil and watercolour landscape paintings by South African master artist Richard A Rennie, 275 Main St, Clarens,

Johannesburg Art Gallery JAG is home to the largest art collection in Africa. We pride ourselves on remaining relevant and contemporary, alongside our collection, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130,, FriendsofJAG

Gallery on Leviseur Here be Dragons, Eastern Cape Group Exhibition in Association with Underculture Contemporary in Port Elizabeth, 12/03/2016 till 28/03/2016, 59 Genl. Dan Pienaar Avenue, Westdene, Bloemfontein 9301, C. 0828352335,,

East London

Giorgio Trobec You can’t help but being drawn to paintings that light up your life, that banish dark thoughts, and that often bring a smile, 12/03/2016 till 13/03/201 Petro Neal, Stop and smell the roses with Petro Neal, 19/03/2016 till 20/03/201, Roodepoort, T. 011 9581392 , info@,


Riverside Shopping Centre Bryanston, Johannesburg 011 463 8524 / 084 843 8302


Lizamore & Associates Gallery Nuances in a narrow spectrum, Peter Mammes, 10/03/16 till 02/04/16, Parkwood, T. 011 8808802, suen@,

Cherie de Villiers Gallery Dealers in fine paintings and sculptures by leading South African artists, Sandton, T. 011 3255395, cheart@global.,

Vincent Art Gallery The home of Contemporary Fine Art and the Masters. We also offer professional framing, décor, ceramics, pewter, semi-precious stones and silver jewellery. 8 Dawson Rd, Selborne, East London, 5201 Telephone: 043 7221471 Cell: 083 700 4711 Email:

Port Elizabeth

Benoni Art Route *Spoil your Senses on the Benoni Art Route. Discover local artists producing a diverse range of art from Sculptures, Paintings, Stained Glass and Hand Blown Glass. The Benoni Art Route is open on the last Sunday of the month between 10am and 3pm. Further information and maps are available at or call Elaine Marx on 0845816340 Follow the Artists on Facebook at www.”*

ArtEC - EPSAC Community Art Centre artEC is a non profit organisation and Community Art Centre, set up for the advancement of the Visual Arts and Art Craftsmanship. Working to uplift the arts in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, helping artists and encouraging a public interest in the arts., T. 041 5853641,, www.artecpe.

Absa Art Gallery Art by leading South African Artists, ABSA Towers North, 161 Main Road, Johannesburg, T. 011 3505139, paulbay@absa.,

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Transforming the Collection, From the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, 7/3/16 till 15/6/216. Cultural Boycott to Pan African Dream, From the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, 16/3/16 till 5/6/216, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000,, www.

Alice Art Gallery Riaan van den Berg, The palette he uses is very expressive and dramatic. Even though he always enjoyed abstract art, it has now evolved in a more lyrical abstraction. His work intensified emotionally, leaving people standing in awe in front of his work, 05/03/2016 till 06/03/201 O Griet - Gerda Smith, Request a personal touch and ask O Griet to make you a family portrait, 12/03/2016 till 13/03/201


CIRCA on Jellicoe Phillemon Hlungwani, opens 03/03/2016, 2 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805,, www. Crouse Art Gallery We at Crouse Art deal exclusively in original South African Art, specifically in investment art. We offer works by a variety of renowned artists, Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, Hennie Niemann, Chris Tugwell, Andre de Beer and many more, Florida, T. 011 6723821, suzette., Diedericks/Faber Fine Art Artist collective that was founded and managed by Christiaan Diedericks and Elton Faber, Melville, T. 011 7263638,, www. Everard Read Contemporary South African and international art, 6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805,, www. Fifth Avenue Fine Art Fine Art Auctioneer, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040,,

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outoftheCUBE@KKNK 2016 An exhibition of work by 10 artists - ‘The Crossing Place’ - has been curated by outoftheCUBE for the 2016 KKNK, venue: the Prince Vintcent Building, Oudtshoorn, 24 to 30 March. The exhibition will open concurrently on the outoftheCUBE website. Please visit both! Seen here, an untitled miniature watercolour by participating artist Sheila Flynn. > the selfies project > Sheila Flynn

Sanlam Art Lounge Nita Spilhaus (1878 - 1967): Paintings, Drawing and Graphics, Nita Spilhaus, 25/02/2016 - 22/04/2016, 6th Floor, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, T. 011 7786210, Stefan.Hundt@, Springs Art Gallery The Springs Art is the only Civic Gallery in the whole of Ekurhuleni. Artists can book the gallery space for a limited period and cover minimal costs of running the exhibition. Artists need to approach the gallery by submitting proposal with portfolios of their works for consideration. We review artist submissions on a rolling basis, Springs, T. 011 999 8726/7,, www.artmap.




Clarity by Anthea Delmotte

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Stevenson Mawande Ka Zenzile, solo exhibition, 04./02/2016 till 11/04/2016, Braamfontein, T 011 4031055/1908,, www.

UNISA Art Gallery Contemporary South African and international art. New Muckleneuk, Pretoria, T. 012 4415876,, www.

Swelco Studio A revolving exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture and photography featuring a range of artists such as Ndabuko Ntuli, Patrick de Mervelec, Daniel Novela and Allen Hallett, amongst others. Shop L38, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, T. 011 0266588,, www.stephanwelzandco.

Pretoria Kunskamer / Art Gallery SA Old Masters, selected established contemporary art. Ongoing, Waterkloof Heights,,

UJ Art Gallery Exhibits contemporary South African art and group exhibitions by younger generation artists. APK Campus, Auckland Park, T. 011 5592099,, za/EN/ArtsandCulture/Pages/home.aspx

KZ Natal Ballito Imbizo Gallery Ballito, T. 032 9461937, info@,


Association of Arts Pretoria Easter Exhibition, Nicolai Loukakis Anna Wilson Students of Corne van Eck’s ‘Gables Art Studio’, 4/03/2016 till 24/03/2016, Nieuw Muckleneuk, T. 012 3463100,, www.artsassociationpta.

Chris Tugwell Art Gallery The Chris Tugwell Galleries, in existence for over fifty years, showcase work from some of South Africa’s most exciting and talented artists. This includes paintings, ceramics, glass and limited edition bronzes and sculptures by well-known South African masters, Brooklyn, Pretoria, T. 012 346 0925, info@christugwell., Pretoria Art Museum Weaving to Inspire. Join us at the Pretoria Art Museum for an exhibition of the Pretoria Weaver’s Guild’s recent output. You might just be inspired to take up weaving yourself. Pretoria Weavers’ Guild and Johannesburg Weavers’ Guild, 30/01/2016 till 27/03/2016, Arcadia, T.012 3586750,, www.

Aladdin’s-de-Light Ceramics and Stained glass by Louise van Niekerk, as well as paintings by Midlands Artists. Stained glass workshops by specialists Jan & Louise van Niekerk, Louise van Niekerk Peter Feek Hillary Grant Curry Hermine Spies Coleman Ian Warden Christiane Jamar Arlene Welsh, Ongoing, Central Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander, T. 033 2666460, info@,

Umhlanga Rocks Makiwa Gallery Makiwa Gallery, Fine Art & Sculpture, Makiwa Gallery, Umhlanga Rocks for discerning art collectors of Fine South African paintings and sculpture. Owned by renowned artist, Makiwa Mutomba, also featuring other respected artists. Open every day. +27(0)315611194 or +27 (0) 82 420 8271, 01/03/2016 till 31/03/2016, Umhlanga Rocks,, www. Gallery Umhlanga Framing specialist, Umhlanga, T. 031 5612199,, Durban Art Gallery KwaZulu-Natal Collections - an exhibition of works from the permanent collection of the KZN Museum Services, Various artists and art institutions of KwaZulu-Natal. Durban Art Gallery From Codesa to present, Various artists who participated in the Art Gallery’s exhibition based workshops at INK Creative Center. T. 031 3112264,, www. KZNSA The Art of Human Rights, The Art of Human Rights print portfolio consist of 29 digital prints and 27 poems from artists and poets around South Africa in response and refection of the South African Bill of Rights after 20 years of Democracy in South Africa, 08/03/2016 till 27/03/2016, Ngale, Photographer Peter McKenzie mentored 11 photographers from The Durban Centre for Photography to produce a portfolio of reportage and creative photographs for eThekwini. Ngale (that which is just beyond) describes the intent to seek out experiences and ways of seeing that are not immediately tangible, 30/03/2016 till 17/04/2016, Glenwood, Durban, T. 031 2771705,, www.

Limpopo Hoedspruit Imbizo Gallery New Art 2016, Vanessa Lomas, Linda Lemon, Marke Meyer, Cheryl Walker, Jean Arundel, Vince Reid, Christine Lamberth, Keith Calder, Allen Hallet, Sarah Richards and Tony Riley, 01/02/2016 till 29/02/2016, Hoedspruit Central, T. 087 808 2826,, www.

Mpumalanga Graskop Le Gallerie Restoration, Maria Koch, Gustavo Vink, Anica, Jana Branca, Wendy Malan, Michael Heyns, Cornelius Bosch, Christian Nice, Munro, Gerrit Pitout, Roema Photography, Ongoing, T. 013 7671093,, www.

White River Newcastle Carnegie Art Gallery Newcastle, KZN, T. 034 3287622,,

Pietermaritzburg St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery Marke Meyer, “A Breath of Whimsy” Bronze 0.27 x 0.33 x 1.47 cm 32 kg 492 Fehrsen Str, Brooklyn Circle, 012 460 0284

Northern Cape Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery Contemporary South African Ceramics collection, Henrietta Ngako Nico Masemola Fani Madoda and more, 01/01/2016 till 31/12/2016, Civic Centre, T. 053 8311724/5,, www.whag.

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Centurion Art Gallery Member’s Exhibition, Centurion Art Assoc, Annual Members’ Exhibition The Centurion Art Association is a non-profit organisation and most of its members are pensioners, artists and students who enjoy doing art, mostly part time. The Association hosts two annual exhibitions of the highest standard. 08/03/2016 til 01/04/2016, Lyttelton Manor, T. 012 3583477,, www.

The Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery at Butterflies for Africa Celebration of Local Artists, We are having a series of mini exhibitions by local artists like: Shirley McDaniel, Charmaine Eastment and Sandi Beukes. We continue to expose new artists like Harald and Maren Scharein. Three new collages by Shirley McDaniel incorporates images of women, and often include aspects and motifs nature, 01/3/2016 till 31/3/2016, Willowton, Pmb, T.033 3871356, art@,

Tatham Art Gallery Building History by Carola Brotherton, This exhibition from the Gallery’s permanent collection comprises pen and ink drawings and linoprints of a number of Victorian and Edwardian buildings in Pietermaritzburg. Carola focused on the exteriors of the buildings,often emphasizing the two-dimensional character of their cast iron decoration, ends 22/05/2016, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801,,

The Artists’ Press One of the largest and most vibrant community and professional printmaking facilities in Southern Africa, Waterfield Farm near White River., T. 013 7513225, richard@, 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., White River, T. 013 7582409, theloop@, The White River Gallery Rogerium Imaginaerium... Open To The Public, Rgerio Andrade, 19/03/2016 til 18/04/2016, White River, C. 0836758833,, www.

North West Hartbeespoort Dam Chris Tugwell Art Gallery The Chris Tugwell Galleries, in existence for over fifty years, showcase work from some of South Africa’s most exciting and talented artists. This includes paintings, ceramics, glass and limited edition bronzes and sculptures by well-known South African masters. Hartbeespoort Dam, T. 012 253 1606,,

Lichtenburg Jonel Scholtz Art Gallery Ongoing exhibition of SA artist, Jonel Scholtz, Avril Hatting, At Botha, Johan Smith, Isabelle le Roux, Bert van Wyk, Munro, Nick Oosthuizen, Lichtenburg/Welgevonden Farm Coligny, C. 0828538621,, www.

Potchefstroom North-West University Gallery Albus and Foreign Nationals, “Albus” by Justin Dingwall and “Foreign Nationals by Aldo Brincat, 18/02/2016 till 08/04/2016, Potchefstroom, North-West University, T. 018 2994341,, www.nwu.

Western Cape Cape Town Agapanthus New works by Ceramic Matters, New works by Anthony Harris and Gerhard Swart of Ceramic Matters, 01/03/2016 till 31/03/201, Kalk Bay, T 021 7883187, ArtB Gallery, Bellville Platform for visual art and artists in the Western Cape to raise public awareness of art, Bellville, T. 021 9171197, artbellville@gmail. com, Barnard Gallery Future / Present, Siwa Mgoboza, Mohau Modisakeng, Gitte Möller, Alexia Vogel, Sue Greeff, Ryan Hewett, Sarah Biggs, Katherine Spindler, MJ Lourens, Virginia MacKenny, Jaco van Schalkwyk and Hanien Conradie, 09/02/2016 till 15/03/2016, Newlands, T. 021 6711553, alexandra@, Candice Berman Gallery The Maasai Collection, Kimberly Gundle, 17/02/2016 till 06/04/2016, Woodstock. Carmel Art Dealers in fine art and distributors of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings, Green Point, T. 021 4213333,, www. Casa Labia Gallery The main gallery hosts the selected works of various contemporary printmakers. Running concurrently is ‘A Man and His Thoughts’, an exhibition of works drawn from the Peter Clarke Collection., Selected artists including Joshua Miles and Theo Paul Vorster, running alongside Peter Clarke, Muizenberg, T. 021 7886068, events@,




Minnette VĂĄri, REM, 2001, Installation view in the Great Hall, Cango Caves, 2005. Courtesy of the artist and the Goodman Gallery. Photo credit: H. van der Veen. Detail from the illustration accompanying Joseph Orpen’s article ‘A glimpse into the mythology of the Maluti Bushmen’ (1874). William Cullen Library (University of the Witwatersrand).

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS Leonardo da Vinci Gallery Art Auction, Charity auction to be held at the Taj Hotel the 16th; Viewing at the Leonardo da Vinci Gallery the 12/13/14/15 th March. Art work from various artists from the African continents. For the benefit of Mitchell plain Bursary funds. Mr Trevor Manuel guest speaker, 12/13/14/15/16th March 20, CBD, C. 0837456073,,

Casa Labia Gallery Current work on show, Selection of prints by Joshua Miles Image: City and Nature Monoprint T. 021 7886068 Christopher Moller Gallery NIGHT + DAY. Aldo Balding. 28 January – 11 March 2016. INDIVISIBLE. Ablade Glover. 17 March – 6 May 2016, 7 Kloofnek Road / Gardens, Cape Town, +27 (0) 21 422 1599 / info@christophermollerart. / Die Kunskamer (Established in 1971), Celebrating 44 years in SA Art, Fresnaye, Sea Point, Cape Town, T. 021 4349529,, www. Eatwell Art Gallery Open Studio, Lynne-Marie Eatwell, Eric Oswald Eatwell, Mags Eatwell, 1/03/2016 till 30/03/2016, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767,, www. EBONY Cape Town Solo show with Oliver Barnett titled Polymorphic, 03/03/2016 till 03/05/2016, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4249985, gernot@, Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of antiques, furniture, bespoke pieces of objet d’arts & fineart, incl. SA Masters. Wynberg, T. 021 7627983, , www. Eclectica Design & Art Mirrored Dialogue, The title speaks of reflections and refraction of imagery leading to forms of mirroring in art. Featured artists include: Anthea del Motte, Loyiso Mkize, Boeta Phyf, Chris Denovan, Talitha Deetlefs, Miranda Vinjwa, Albert Coertse, Sarah Danes Jarrett , 04/02/2016 till 07/04/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 4220327,,

Everard Read, V & A Waterfront Nigel Mullins Solo Show Retrogressive Propaganda at the Everard Read Cape Town Opens 10th March - 4th April 3 Portswood Road, V & A Waterfront, 8001 Tel: 021 418 4527 Email: Website:

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Heather Auer Art Gallery Quayside Centre, Simon’s Town Waterfront c/n Wharf & Str. George’s Str. Simon’s Town, Western Cape +27 21 786 1309 082 779 2695 / 082 828 9203 Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery

34 Fine Art New Works, 34FineArt is moving back into virtual space as the focus of the Gallery in 2016 is to establish its branch in London as well as a full exhibition and Fair program Internationally. The online exhibition includes new works by Norman Catherine, Esther Mahlangu and Jade Doreen Waller. See, 17/02/2016 till 17/04/201, Woodstock,, Diedericks Faber Fine

Dealers in Contemporary South African Fine Art (& the Old Masters) and picture framing. 114 Kendal Rd, Eversdal, Durbanville, 7550

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Gallery F, Cape Town T. 021 4234423, gavin@, Goodman Gallery Sharpville Memories, A photographic series of landscapes and personal objects which act as informal memorials – like documents, and household objects – forming a holistic ‘account’ of the anti Pass Law protest of 21 March 1960 that led to the massacre by apartheid police of 69 people. 10/03/2016 till 06/04/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4627567,, G2 Art We are a permanent gallery in the vibey Cape Town CBD. Offering a diverse range of painting, mixed media and sculpture by South African artists, including, Jimmy Law, Nicole Pletts, Kelly John Gough and Christiaan Diedericks, Vanessa Berlein amongst many others, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169,, www.g2art.

Eclectica Modern Gallery Of movement and Experience, In this black and white exhibition navigating urban realities is explored by various artists such as Kathe Kolwitz, Dumile Feni, Diane Victor, Deborah Bell, Peter Clarke, Sam Nhlegethwa, William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas and others. 9 Cavendish Street, Claremont, T. 021 6717315,, www.eclecticamodern.

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‘Journey Home’, oil on canvas by Heather Auer

In-Fin-Art - Picture Framers & Art Gallery Expert advice | Extensive range of moulding profiles | Custom made hand-finished frames | Conservation framing with museum glass | Original art by local contemporary artists 9 Wolfe St, Wynberg Tel: 021 761 2816

Iziko SA National Gallery Studio, Celebrating the lives and works of South African Artists, 10/12/2015 till 30/09/2016, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4674660,, Jan Royce Gallery Contemporary art from around the world. City Bowl, T. 021 4221624, www. Johans Borman Fine Art Currently showing a selection of works by SA Masters including Alexis Preller, Robert Hodgins, Walter Battiss and Cecil Skotnes, as well as works by contemporary artists such as Owusu-Ankomah, Jaco Sieberhagen, Anthony Lane, Hennie Niemann Jnr, Richard Mudariki and Georgia Lane. Newlands, T. 021 6836863 , art@,

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Michaelis Galleries Masters Showcase 2016, The Michaelis Galleries present a group exhibitions of recent Alumni from the Master of Fine Art program. The works on show are a combination of works produced for the attainment of the masters degree and new works realized after graduating from the masters degree program. 18/02/2016 16/03/2016, T. 021 4807170, nkule.mabaso@uct.,

Mogalakwena Gallery Gina Niederhumer Portrait of a Needlewoman When we admire a skilled piece of needlework ... we are also seeing a camouflaged slice of life a person’s life. Opens 3 March concludes 29 April 2016. 3 Church Street, Cape Town Between Adderley Street and St George’s Mall


Kalk Bay Modern Contemporary art gallery and craft shop. Kalk Bay, T. 021 7886571, kbmodern@,

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Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Sculpture Studio and Fine Arts Foundry, Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Chris Bladen, Gilbert Banda, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7888736,,

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Sanlam Art Gallery Sanlam Art Collection Selected Works, Irma Stern, Alexis Preller, Maggie Laubser, Maude Sumner, Kenneth Bakker, Harry Trevor, Cecil Skotnes, JH Pierneef, Erik Laubscher, Andrew Murray, Freida Locke and many others, 9/12/2015 - 29/04/2016, Bellville, T. 021 9473359, Stefan., South African Jewish Museum Monday to Thursday 10am - 5:00pm, Fridays 10:00am 2:00pm, Saturday: Closed, Sunday:10am- 5:00pm, Gardens, T. 021 4651546, gavin@sajewishmuseum., Artist Helen van Stolk Red! The Gallery & Cafe, Steenberg Village Shopping Centre, Reddam Avenue, Tokai Phone: Gallery 021 7010886 Phone: Cafe 021 7024466 Email: Website:

Rose Korber Art Summer Salon. A dynamic group show in conjunction with Provenance Art. Exhibition includes works by William Kentridge, Gavin Younge, Robert Slingsby, Lyndi Sales, Willie Bester, Lorienne Lotz, Richard Smith, Deborah Bell, Pamela Stretton, Stephen Croeser. 6 Vrede Street, Gardens. Telephone gallery: 0214618009, till 31/03/2016, Gardens, T. 021 4330957,, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Barclays L’Atelier, Barclays L’Atelier is one of Africa’s most prestigious art competitions. It rewards young visual artists aged 21 to 35 with the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. Rust-en-Vrede will serve as the Western Cape drop off Point. We will also be exhibiting the Western Cape finalists. 29/02/16 till 30/03/16, Durbanville, T. 021 9764691,, www.rust-en-vrede. com S Art Summer Group Show, ongoing, Hout Bay, C. 076 712 5240,

UCT Irma Stern Museum Coast to Coast, A selection of drawings, sketches, gouaches and paintings by Irma Stern: 1920-1965, 12/03/2016 till 09/04/2016, Rosebank, T. 021 6855686,, www. Wall Art Gallery Domicile: An Exhibition Of Works Featuring Celebrated South African Artist’s Musings Of Place And Space, Peter Clarke, Alfred Krenz, John Koenekeefe Mohl, Welcome Mandla Koboko, Piet van Heerden, Christo Coetzee, open now, V&A Waterfront, T. 021 4181953,,

Franschhoek Atelier at 1 unie Private on going viewing of Contemporary fine art and sculpture by Johannes du Plessis at his studio, by appointment, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764382, johannes.dup@,

The South African Print Gallery Woodstock Gallery: Selection of Lithographs by Mongezi Nqaphayi, produced at Atelier Le Grand Village, France Image: Timelesness, Lithograph, 38 x 35cm 109 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town Tel. 021 4626851, South African Society of Artists SASA was founded to cater specifically to the practicing artist. We hold four exhibitions annually. Cape Town Central, T. 021 6718941, gchambers@mweb., StateoftheART Gallery Permanent gallery in the heart of Cape Town offering a diverse selection of works by emerging South African artists, Chris Denovan, Claude Chandler, Lisette Forsyth, Janet Botes, Pascale Chandler & Jodi Hugo, amongst others. T. 021 8014710, www.stateoftheart-gallery. com

Art in the Yard Abstraction-apart and together, An exhibition of paintings by Frans Smit and Vanessa Berlein that journey through the world of abstraction as experienced individually and in conjunction. 20/03/2016 till 8/04/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280, lizelle@, EBONY /Curated New work by Andrew Barlow, Ashleigh Olsen, Donald Madge, Duggie Du Toit, Sibusisu Duma,Grace Kotze and more on display as well as the usual mix of great South African craft and design. Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, gernot@, IS Art Air space and Colour, Paintings by Louis Stroh van der Walt and ceramics by Erna Ziegelmeier, 06/03/2016 till 03/04/2016, 11 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762071, The Gallery at Grande Prove nce From Giyani to Alexandra, From Giyani to Alexandra – the journey continues. An exhibition of drawings and etchings by Phillemon Hlungwani. Opens at 10am on 6th March 2016 and runs for the entire month. 06/03/2015 till 01/04/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 8768630,, www.

Stevenson Dealing in contemporary art from South Africa as well as Africa. Woodstock, T. 021 4621500,,

Makiwa Gallery Makiwa Gallery Artworks-March 2016, For the discerning Art Collectors of fine South African Art. Owned by renowned Artist, Makiwa Mutomba. Also showcasing other respected SA Artists such as Anton Gericke, Ian Hertslet, Makiwa Mutomba, Marlien Van Heerden, Sarah Richards, Tony De Freitas. Open Monday – Sunday 8:30 – 5:30, 1/03/2016 - 31/03/16, Franschoek, T. +27 (0) 21 876 2600, infofk@, artists-franschhoek

George Crouse Art Gallery Contemporary South African Artists, George Eden Meander Shop 31, T. 044 8870361,, www. Wonki Ware Di Marshall pottery. South African Dinnerware and Table Accessories. George, T. 044 884 1883,, www.

Gordons Bay Ndiza Gallery Drone, Arlene-Amaler-Raviv, 04/03/2016, Gordon’s Bay, T. 0762 285046,

Great Brak River Art@39Long Trendy boutique gallery on the Garden Route. Beautiful selection of art and craft on trend with national and international movements.Can also be used as a venue for special occasions, Great Brakriver, C. 0825763338,, Quaint gallery exhibiting the work of mostly Southern Cape artists. Designer craft and ceramics for the avid collector. Authentic art by Susqya Williams, Helen Pfeil, Mien Greyling, Llise Dodd, Tertius van Huysteen and more.

Hermanus Abalone Gallery Light and Shadow, Main Gallery: Alta Botha, Lien Botha, Hannes Harrs, Elzaby Laubscher, Pat Mautloa, Nomthunzi Mashalaba, Lynette ten Krooden, Louis van Heerden, Jeannette Unite, Kristin Yang. Sculpture Garden: Shepherd Ndudzo, Carl Roberts, Anton Smit, Sanna Swart, Herman v. Nazareth, Strijdom v/d Merwe. 22/02/2016 till 31/03/2016, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935, info@,

Smith Gallery Dale Lawrence, A solo exhibition of painting and print making by Dale Lawrence, 09/04/2016 till 07/05/2016, Cape Town CBD,,

Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection “YOU ARE HERE” A solo exhibition by Kirsten Sims 30 March – 23 April 2016 Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection 91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town 021-424-6930

The AVA Gallery Showcasing contemporary South African art in all media. 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436,, The Cape Gallery Dynamic Compositions, A group exhibition featuring paintings by Adolfo McQue, Ian Hertslet and Claire Denarie Soffietti, 14/03/2016 till 02/04/201, Cape Town, T. 021 4235309, www. The Framing Place Conservation framing, framing of art, Block mounting and Block frames. Observatory, T. 021 4473988,

GALLERY DISPLAY BLOCK The La Motte Museum Offers a cultural-historical experience featuring the estate’s history and architecture. Thursday, 17 March at 18h00, a Sculpture Walk & Talk is presented on the estate by sculptors Toby and Theo Megaw (R80pp, bookings are essential). T 021 876 8850, E museum@la-motte.,

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Frederike Stokhuyzen Boabab Study I, 42 x 60 cm, oil on canvas

Frederike Stokhuyzen Solo Exhibition Opening Saturday 05 March at 11am Opening Speaker Prof. Dorethea van Zyl Wine will be served

Exhibition runs from 05 March until 26 March

Evette & Marius Weyers in Conversation about Art, Words and Theatre Opening 07 March 12pm / Creamics by Evette Weyers including sculptures by various artists. Tel: +27-21 887 8343 / Cell: +27-076 279 2175 34 Ryneveld Street Shop 1 Ryneveld Plaza Stellenbosch


18 Feb - 8 April Openings: 18 Feb 018 299 4341

ALBUS Justin Dingwall NWU Gallery

Arlene Amaler-Raviv creating a new artwork on site at


NWU Botanical Garden Gallery

Krystal Beach Hotel, Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay

OPENING 5 MARCH 2016 +27 (0)76 228 5046 | www.ndizagallerycom





Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. Paarl, T. 021 8725030,, www.

Art at Tokara Photographic landscapes, Thomas Ferreira, 15/02/15 till 08/05/2015, Crest of the Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, T. 011 7880820,, www.

Plettenberg Bay

Rossouw Modern SPACE: Solo Exhibition - Interval - hand, machine and between - A collection of drawing machines and drawings by emerging artist Greg Stock. (Image Attached) Rossouw Modern - Focus on charcoal drawings by Andrew Barlow, Ruan Huisamen and Frans Mulder. 3 Harbour Road, Hermanus / +27 (0)28 313 2222 /

Old Nick Village A sensory shopping experience presenting fine art and the creative work of many of the best artists, crafters and creative manufacturers of Southern Africa, curated in a number of independent galleries and shops and housed in a 19th century Cape farm complex. Plettenberg Bay, T. 044 5331395,, www.

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@,

Knysna Knysna Fine Art Toby Megaw, Recent bronzes by Toby Megaw, 08/02/2016 till 08/03/2016, Knysna, T. 044 3825107,, www. A Different Drummer, Martin Swart Ceramics, Martin Swart Ceramics, 08/02/2016 till 08/03/2016, Knysna, T. 044 3825107, www.

Langebaan Bay Gallery Art in the Heart of Langebaan, Marra Sq., A selection of unique, joyful artwork by local artists: Karin Sell, Antonia Velissariou, Denis Hilton Lees, Patrick Mokhuane, Marie Prinsloo, Thea Darlow, Joan Schrauwen, Melanie du Toit, Michele Batchelder, Ronel Müller, Sandy Diogo, Sandy Esau, George Meyer and Ronnie Biccard. Langebaan,,

Palette Fine Art Gallery Palette Art Gallery specializes in bronzes and paintings from local artists , Lydia da Silva, Tony da Silva, Mariette van Velden, Claudia Meyer, Tay Dall, Carol Norvall, Ruth Brunskill, Winnie Eaton, Vicky Sanders, Leon Muller, James Cook, Wendu du Plessis, Carla Mulder, Carol Bradley, Jana Neethling, Winnie Eaton, Ongoing, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8550908, paletteartgallery1@ Rupert Museum South African artists, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8883344,,

Rossouw Modern Hermanus First Friday on 5 February. Join us between 5 - 8 pm to view 16 galleries, 300 Artists, 4000 Paintings and 200 Sculptures and Ceramics in the CBD. Visit www. or call Terry on 083 259 8869 for more info, T. 028 3132222,, www. Walker Bay Art Gallery Leading specialist in South African Art and features a new Contemporary Gallery. Wide variety of paintings, sculptures, glass and ceramics. Hermanus, T. 028 3122928, amorie@, www.walkerbayartgallery.

Oude Libertas Gallery The art gallery hosts the Afrigami Project with a permanent Art Installation called Reflections., Stellenbosch - c/o Adam Tas and Libertas Roads, T. 021 8098412,, www.oudelibertas.

Slee Gallery It’s About Time - Vanités Végétales and Animals and TimeCoded Landscapes, Olivier Chaulieu French Artist first exhibition in South Africa, 14/02/2016 till 26/02/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8873385,, The South African Print Gallery Prince Albert Gallery Selection of new prints by Theo Paul Vorster Image: Engaged in Conversation, 2015 Hand Coloured Linocut 083 749 2719

Riebeek Kasteel Riebeek Kasteel - The Gallery Large selection of contemporary paintings. Only an hours drive from Cape Town, Riebeck Kasteel, C. 0836533697,, www.galleryriebeek.

SMAC Art Gallery Stellenbosch, T. 021 887360,, info@smacgallery. com,

Stellenbosch Art Gallery Saturday 05 March at 11am / Frederike Stokhuyzen Exhibition Opening., Opening Speaker Dorethea Van Zyl. Wine will be served. 07/03/2016 Evette and Marius Weyers in Conversation about Art, Words and Theatre. Opening at 12pm. Creamics by Evette Weyers including sculptures by various artists. 05/03/2016 till 26/03/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8283489,, www. Teresa Decinti Fine Art Gallery Vibrant summer exhibition in Churchstreet Stellenbosch, where Teresa exhibits her watercolour paintings with panoramic views,including animal and bird paintings and oils, also exhibits sculptors of bronze works and ceramic artists. 3 Eikehoff Church Street, February till March, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8828511,, US Museum The Chair - a site-specific intervention at the Stellenbosch University Museum using museology-as-medium, the museum’s cultural history and anthropology collections are reconsidered through collaborative performance; video and photographic work. Curated by Greer Valley, Department of Visual Arts, Stellenbosch University, 19/11/2015 20/02/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8083695,

Tulbagh Saronsberg Cellar Modern South African Collection, Paul du Toit, Angus Taylor, Colbert Mashile, Diane Victor, Walter Battiss, Norman Catherine, Rina Stutzer, Claudette Schreuder, Brett Murray, Lionel Smit, Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, Jacques Coetzer, Kevin Roberts, Sarah Ballam, Tulbagh, T.023 2300707,,

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Somerset West

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

the ART SQUARE studio/gallery The ART SQUARE offers a creative and social platform where the artist and public can meet. Solo exhibitions every last Thursday of the month. West Coast hospitality everyone welcome, Langebaan, arts2gether@gmail. com,

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Absa Art Gallery part of the KKNK Art Festival Prince Vincent Buliding, Mapping between the maps, The Spaces between Maps (mapping between the maps) Absa Gallery has invited a selection of pervious entrants in the Barclays L’Atelier Competition to map that space between the maps, the blank spaces, some of the artists include: Elrie Joubert ,Jan Maada Tshikhuthula, Philiswa Lila, 24/03/2016 till 30/03/201, Oudtshoorn, T. 011 3505139

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A joint exhibition of paintings by Vanessa Berlein and Frans Smit

20th March - 9th April 2016 38 Huguenot Str, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands | Tel: 021 876 4280 Email: |







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1 Daniel van der Merwe - one of the judges of the PPC Imaginarium 2 Kevin Gibson who provided the music for the winning film, with the winning film maker Kyle Goulden 3 Zakhiti Bhengu 4 Daniel van der Merwe of PPC presents a certificate of recognition to fashion category winner Hester Erasmus 5 Jennifer Davids looks at work by Janna Kruger






6 Neil Baker and Bongi Siwisa 7 Michelle Cambell, Seth, Ms Faku, Bantu, Lelethu Poetic Soul, Norhi Manona 8 Emmanuel-Saint-Michael and Alice -Ekaette 9 Bongi Siwisa,Michael Barry, Ms Faku, Mkhuseli Jack with friends

SAADA GALA EVENING Photos: Michaela Irving

10 Vincent da Silva with one of his works 11 Lydia da Silva of Palette Art Gallery with bronze by Antonia da Silva & Acrylics by Winnie Eaton




12 Peter and Paul Mrkusic 13 Lynn Sulik, Brenda van Dijk of Johan Joubert Asian Art, & Kevin de Klerk of the Print Gallery 14 Doreen Kmuglendi looks at Grumpy Ballerina by James Cook


15 Ann Marais, Hennie Meyer & his wife, Catherine Brennon 16 Cecile Blevi 17 Bill & his wife, artist Caryn Scrimgeour with artist Hermien van der Merwe 18 Sculptor Adriaan Diedericks & Printmaker Joshua Miles 19 Artist Gregory Kerr & his wife Natalie Kerr

FIRST THURSDAYS, CAPE TOWN Photos: Michaela Irving

20 Zelia Temple & Shirley Tobias at the Cape Gallery 21 Louise Gelderblom & Michael Chandler at Chandler House 22 Tommy Brummer salutes the First Thursday crowds


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Photos: Basil Brady

1 Phathiswa Phaphama Ndlelo-Tokwe 2 Lars Fischedick, Jeannie D and Olivia Bouwer 3 Loyiso Mkize 4 Talitha Deetlefs


5 Lothar Bottcher with his artwork 6 Curator Thabang Monoa, with Dr Ingram Anderson


7 Patrice Boussekey & Steven Cohen 8 Jacqueline & Joseliyn Fox with work by Pascale Marthine Tayou, from galleriacontinua 9 Barend de Wet & Jan Menzulu with work by Lionel Smit 10 Rose Korber looks at work from STEVENSON Gallery 11 Tamzin Lovell-Miller of the Sulger BuelLovell Gallery with work by Neill Wright 12 Mark Coetzee & Roger Ballen



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13 Artist Justus Jager stands back as Graham Britz gives the opening address 14 Friends visiting the opening together

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15 The TUT BTech Fine Arts students of 2015 16 Malose Pete and Banele Khoza. 17 Cedrick Kwata with his artwork


18 Olaf Bessenbacher of S ART 19 Jean Legrand Curator of Fifty Fifty Online Collection 20 The artist Leanne Olivier 21 Adele van Heerden with art by Theo Paul Vorster from SA Print Gallery 22 Candice Berman

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Home Grown Talent Exhibiting Abroad

Athi-Patra Ruga, Azania in Waiting (detail), Circa 2008-2009 (Nihil Reich).

Lebohang Kganye, the pied piper, 2014.

Image courtesy of WHATIFTHEWORLD and The Armory Show.

Image courtesy of Afronova and The Armory Show

Robin Rhode, Jared Ginsberg and Ed Young have work on The Armory Show in New York (3 - 6 March 2016). Of special interest is the VIP lounge, in which Athi-Patra Ruga’s tapestries are displayed alongside an animated film by Lebohang Kganye. Claudette Schreuders’ solo exhibition, Note to Self, is currently viewable at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, until 12 March 2016. Steven Cohen and Nandipha Mntambo have work in Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, at Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles (now, until 13 March 2016) and Brooklyn Museum, New York (29 April - 11 September 2016). Michele Mathison’s debut solo exhibition at Tyburn Gallery, London, Uproot be on show until 19 March 2016.

Pieter Hugo’s exhibition, Kin, is currently on exhibit at Priska Pasquer, until 9 April 2016). Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum’s first solo exhibition in the UK, Polyhedra, will be exhibited at Tiwani Contemporary, London (1 April – 7 May 2016). Kemang Wa Lehulere is one of 57 international artists who will participating in the EVA International - Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art - titled Still (the) Barbarians (16 April - 17 July 2016). Nicholas Hlobo is currently exhibiting at Lehmann Maupin, New York, until 17 April 2016. Kemang Wa Lehulere, Simon Gush, Moshekwa Langa and Nandipha Mntambo have been selected for the International Exhibition of the 12th Edition of Dak’Art 2016 (3 May - 2 June 2016).

Dineo Seshee Bopape is currently included in the central exhibition titled Not New Now at the 6th edition of the Marrakech Biennale, Morocco, until 8 May 2016). Bopape will also be a part of exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (23 June – 11 September 2016). Robin Rhode’s solo exhibition, The Moon is Asleep, is currently at SCAD Museum, Savannah, Georgia, until 22 May 2016. James Webb is currently exhibiting Alive in the Dead Sea (1995 – 2015) at Darat al Funun, Jordan, until 1 June 2016. Zanele Muholi is currently exhibiting at African Art Against the State at the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, until 28 August 2016.

Information provided by: STEVENSON, Artsy, Tyburn Gallery, Tiwani Contemporary, Blank Projects

Michele Mathison, Uproot, exhibition view, Tyburn Gallery, 2016. Copyright Michele Mathison, Courtesy Tyburn Gallery



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Auction Action Results, highlights and lots to watch PROVENANCE AUCTION HOUSE | CAPE TOWN


9 March 2016 at 10:30am Provenance Auction House 6-8 Vrede Street Cape Town Tel: 021 461 8009 email More info:

3 April 2016 5th Avenue Auctioneers 404 Jan Smuts Ave. Craighall Park, Johannesburg Tel: 011 781 2040 email: More info:

ASHBEYS GALLERIES | CAPE TOWN 10 March 2016 at 10am Ashbey’s Galleries 43 Church Street Cape Town Tel: 021 423 8060 email: More info:

LOT TO WATCH | Lot 65: Lionel Smit (SOUTH AFRICAN, born 1982), African Lady, signed and dated ‘Lionel Smit 2006’ (lower left), oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm. Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000 / ZAR 68,000 - 110,000.

BONHAMS | LONDON 16 March 2016 at 14:00 Bonhams, New Bond Street, London Tel: +44 20 7468 8213 email: More info:

HIGHLIGHT | Philip-Lorca di Corcia, Eddie Anderson, 21 years old, Houston, Texas, $20, 19901992. Estimate $40,000-60,000. Image courtesy of Phillips /

PHILLIPS | NEW YORK 4 April 2016 at 10:00 & 14:00 EDT Previewing: 26 March – 4 April 450 Park Avenue New York, USA More info:

LOT TO WATCH | Lot 446: Marc Chagall (RUSSIAN/ FRENCH 1887-1985), Pour Gustave Zumsteg (detail), signed, dated 1959, inscribed with the title and ‘souvenir amicale’, pastel and ball point pen, 24 by 18,5cm. Estimate: R 1 100 000 - 1 300 000.

RESULT | Salvador Dali, Space Elephant, Bronze and Plexiglass, Inscribed ‘Dali’, signed, numbered 189/350 Sold by Russell Kaplan Auctioneers for R 215 000.00 (Johannesburg, 13 February 2016)



14 March 2016 at 11am Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Road Newlands, Cape Town Tel: 021 683 6560 email: More info:

26 March 2016 Previewing: 23 - 25 March 2016 Corner of Garden and Allan Roads, off Jan Smuts Avenue, Bordeaux, Randburg Tel: 011 789 7422 | email: More info:

HIGHLIGHT | Vladimir Griegorovich Tretchikoff (SOUTH AFRICAN 1913-2006), The Hindu Dancer, signed, dated 51 and inscribed with ‘SA’ oil on canvas 81 by 104cm

STEPHAN WELZ & CO. | CAPE TOWN 19 April 2016 at 10:30 Previewing: 13-18 April 2016 Stephan Welz & Co. The Great Cellar, Alphen Estate Alphen Drive, Constantia Tel: 021 794 6461 email: More info: 13


A Strong Suit at Strauss & Co STRAUSS & CO | CAPE TOWN

Look out for Strauss & Co’s eye-catching auction catalogue with its amusing cover, Bad Man in Great Threads (R700 000 – 900 000) by Robert Hodgins. Suited for success, this scoundrel, given a mischievous makeover by Hodgins and situated in the arena of high art – American Abstract Expressionism – is a winner. According to Senior Art Specialist, Emma Bedford, the Strauss & Co catalogue provides a cornucopia of the best in South African art, from a rare casein by JH Pierneef to an early tapestry by Athi-Patra Ruga, all of which are coming up at Strauss & Co’s 14 March 2016 auction at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands. Headlining the international art is a unique drawing by Marc Chagall demonstrating once again this company’s global reach. Chagall’s Pour Gustave Zumsteg (R1 100 000 – 1 300 000) is dedicated to the proprietor of Kronenhalle, a legendary Swiss restaurant frequented by artists and luminaries of the beau monde such as Sophia Loren, Yves Saint Laurent and Rudolf Nureyev. The lot is accompanied by a commemorative book on Kronenhalle. Maggie Laubser’s Birds and Boats (R700 000 – 900 000), an excellent example of her work, has a wonderful provenance, having been acquired directly from the artist by a close friend, whose family had lived for generations on the Lanzerac farm. Two glorious Hugo Naudé spring landscapes, awash with light and colour, were once owned respectively by a leading educator and a former sports star who played international rugby and led his cricket teams to victory. Red Rock (R600 000 – 900 000), one of the most striking paintings by Walter Battiss ever to come to auction, draws on the artist’s studies of rock art that were to play such a major role in the development of his unique style. His research culminated in the publication in 1948 of The Artists of the Rocks. On visiting Paris in 1949 to present a copy to Picasso, the latter enquired, “Tell me now Battiss, am I as good as your Bushman artists?” In the remarkable, life-size Sleeper Red (R800 000 – 1 200 000) William Kentridge pushes printmaking to the limits by using his own thumb and handprints to build up the textures of flesh. Younger artists like Ian Grose, Zander Blom, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt and Bridget Baker make a good showing and are expected to draw keen bidding. On the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of District Six as a white area, the auction offers several views of this much-loved area. Foremost of these is a major painting by Gregoire Boonzaier entitled Moskee, Chapelstraat, Distrik Ses, Kaapstad (R600 000 – 800 000). Painted in 1960 at a significant moment in history, Boonzaier records the day-to-day life of its inhabitants, celebrating the cultural heritage of old Cape Town and the memory of District Six. Visit our website for more surprises: or call +27 (0)21 683-6560 / +27 (0) 78 044 8185 12

Robert Hodgins, Three characters in search of a painter - and I know some smart-ass critic will say: “Well, they didn’t find him, did they?”, signed, dated 1998, inscribed with the medium and the title on the reverse, oil on canvas 91,5 by 121,5cm. Estimate: R600 000 – 800 000

JH Pierneef, Ou Pretoria at Van der Hovensdrift, signed; inscribed with the title on the reverse, casein, 28,5 by 37cm. Estimate: R350 000 – 500 000

Important South African & International Art, Decorative Arts & Jewellery: Monday 14 March 2015 at the Vineyard Hotel, Newlands, Cape Town Preview: 11 - 13 March 10am to 5pm Walkabouts conducted by Emma Bedford & Alexander Richards - Saturday 12 March at 11am SA BUSINESS ART | MARCH 2016

Anton Welz Traditional African Art, Furniture, Clocks, Collectors’ Items and Cars Specialist at Stephan Welz & Co.

volatility of the Rand may prompt buyers to invest in art but it may “alsoThecause sellers to hold back a little. March will be an indicator of what is to come with the first of 2016 auctions following on from the Cape Town Art Fair. The market for 2016 is difficult to predict - rand volatility may prompt buyers to invest in artists with proven track records rather than buying an artist who still has to prove their worth in an open market. We would envisage that buyers will begin to see art as an alternative asset class and will invest, and in turn advice from reputable auction houses and dealers will become of growing importance. The position of contemporary art on the secondary market is a subject on its own, but if an artist establishes a strong secondary market price it strengthens their primary market prices. I therefore envisage that the trend of buying contemporary SA art will continue to grow, as it has been an area we have actively been focused on for the last 5 years, both from an art and design perspective. Stephan Welz & Co.’s stance remains what it always has been; offer the best service we can, give good advice, offer quality works regardless of whether it is a R2000 or R2m work and do our best to bring in new collectors in an increasingly difficult and volatile market.

Arnold Lehman Senior Advisor to the Chairman & CEO of PHILLIPS, Former director of New York’s Brooklyn Museum

Arnold Lehman recently visited both Johannesburg and Cape Town, where he held interviews with the press to relay PHILLIPS’ interest in the South African art market. He mentioned that his goal is to meet as many collectors, artists, museum professionals, gallerists, and art writers as possible in order to build both a better understanding of the art world in South Africa and to learn how PHILLIPS might be of assistance in that world.

on the African continent, so we are starting to look at art where “bothWelongaretimenewcomers collecting and the current art market is strongest, South Africa. The value of South African art has risen exponentially over the last decade and as a major player in Modern and Contemporary Art we are here to learn as much as possible about this exciting new market which is beginning to attract international attention from major art collectors worldwide. Our goal is to create as much awareness as possible that PHILLIPS is keenly interested in the current status of the visual arts in South Africa and that our trip to SA is the first opportunity for me, as Senior Advisor at PHILLIPS, to see it for myself.



African Art - Hot Property Key Figures in the business share their views on auctioning African Art today Vanessa Phillips & Bina Genovese Joint Managing Directors of Strauss & Co. The global market leader for South African Art

South African art sells best on home soil. “Strauss & Co, South Africa’s leading auction house, has played a pivotal role in creating a strong, solid and broad secondary market for South African modern and contemporary art. There is an undeniable appetite for high quality South African works and our past track record will ensure that we continue to embrace and celebrate the best examples. Last year concluded our most successful year yet: we achieved the highest turnover since opening in 2009, an unequalled 81.7% sell-through rate and twenty-one new artists’ auction records. Many of these were achieved for contemporary artists, an area where our dominance is long standing - in 2013 Jane Alexander’s Untitled sold for R5 456 000 achieving a world record for the artist and for contemporary art in South Africa. Our success is built on a solid foundation of collective expertise, experience, business acumen and an in-depth knowledge of the market and the auction industry. The late Stephan Welz’s legacy will ensure that our team, which he carefully handpicked and mentored, is inspired and equipped to continue to drive Strauss & Co onwards and upwards. Being market leaders comes with a responsibility to protect the market from misinformation. Concern has been raised over misrepresentation regarding prices realised at auction for South African art in the UK, whereby the 60% depreciation of the rand in the last seven years is retrospectively worked into the sold price. The appropriate exchange rate to use for price determination internationally is that which applied at the point of sale. It is what drove seller, bidder and auctioneer, while any subsequent exchange rate was unknown to all parties at the time and is thus completely irrelevant. Including our online-only sales, we have eight auctions planned for 2016 and look forward to another groundbreaking year for Strauss & Co, and the South African art market as a whole.

Giles Peppiatt Bonhams’ Director of African Art

opinion the art-market in SA is on the verge of being the key springboard for the “largerIn myAfrican market. There has been such growth in contemporary African art, both from South Africa and further North, and South Africa deserves to be at the forefront of this market. Modern African artists that should be followed and will in my opinion continue to appreciate are: El Anatsui, Ben Enwonwu and William Kentridge. The one artist who I think that will eventually eclipse all these African hands is the South African Gerard Sekoto. I would not be surprised if we sell a work by Sekoto for over a £1 million in the next ten years. The growth of Modern & Contemporary African Art over the past four years has been extraordinary and nominal values have risen by over 200% in some areas. The flow of art in and out of London makes this the only place to sell if you want to achieve the best prices, record prices. No one else is able to sell R150m in one afternoon sale. In the past nine years Bonhams has sold in excess of R1billion worth of South African art.

Giles Peppiatt will be in South Africa this March to offer interviews on how African art market has come to achieve the prices it now commands. For more information please contact Julian Roup at: Julian.roup@ or call 0044 1892 669 200 or 0044 0797 0563 958.



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Johannes Petrus Meintjes (SOUTH AFRIAN 1923-1980) BOY IN RED AND WHITE signed and dated 1970 oil on board 60,5 by 60,5cm Estimate: R 80 000 - R 120 000 SOLD R 114 820


The Truth About Art Investment

Image Courtesy FNB JoburgArtFair 2015

Economically speaking:

Ferdi Botha – Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and Economic History, Rhodes University Jen Snowball – Professor of Economics, Rhodes University Standard financial advice for businesses and individuals is to reduce risk by diversifying investments. One way to do this is through investing in fine art. But how does art stack up in terms of returns against the other three main asset classes shares, bonds and property? A recent working paper uses the Citadel Art Price Index to examine whether art is a good way to diversify an investment portfolio in relation to movement of three South African indices - a share index, a house price index and a government bond index. Contrary to the popular view, the findings indicate that investing in art is the most risky of the four asset classes and produces limited returns. Buying art because you enjoy it seems to be the best motivation. Nevertheless, investing in art remains fascinating for two reasons: the possibility of making a big return if talent can be spotted early; and the simple pleasure of owning art. The Fine Art Market: South Africa’s art market is small but has seen substantial growth in the past few years with the establishment of new art fairs and galleries. The country boasts a modest number of famous artists, such as William Kentridge, Walter Battiss, Gerard Sekoto and Irma Stern, who have made international fame and substantial commercial success. But this does not mean that there are not lucrative opportunities for investment. In an efficient market, prices reflect all available information, making future returns unpredictable. This is not the case with art. Returns calculated from an index of art auction prices do not reflect all available information. This is because the seller fixes a reserve price, which only the seller and the auctioneer know. If the art work 8

does not reach the reserve price, the work is reported as unsold and this information is not incorporated into the index. Risk and return on art investment is also atypical in that art has both investment and consumption components to it. In addition to financial return, art also provides a “utility dividend” in the form of the aesthetic pleasure that the owner gets from looking at it. The difference in return between art and other investments may be capturing the value that the owner receives from owning an asset that is also a consumption good. Thus an art asset’s payoff will be increased by the utility dividend and art investors will not need to be compensated by as much in financial terms as conventional financial assets. The fact that art has the potential for resale and that prices can fluctuate over time means that art has some of the same features as financial assets. This is because it can be used to protect against inflation, as a source of capital gain and a store of wealth. But the way that artworks derive their value is different to other financial investments. Stocks represent a claim on the asset that provides a monetary return to the owner over a period, while an artwork provides a monetary return at the end of the ownership period as well as providing aesthetic value and social prestige to its owner. Another aspect of an artworks’ price that distinguishes it from other financial assets is that the supply of art from any particular artist, when they have stopped producing, is fixed. This means that the price is fully determined by demand. What we found: Our research showed that when compared to indices of shares, house prices and government bonds, the art price index is the most volatile of asset classes and hence the most risky to invest in. Although the art price index moved with the share price index, there was a lag of three months. For example, when there are increased returns on the

stock markets in the previous quarter and wealth increases, there is a change in the art price in the same direction. The fact that share prices and art prices are significantly positively correlated suggests that there is little value for investing in art as opposed to shares. Since art is a luxury good it would be expected that when people become wealthier they invest in art as a means of savings or for status. There is no statistically significant relationship between the art price index and the house price index. But the art price index is negatively related to the South African government bond price index. This suggests that art offers a way of diversifying a bond portfolio, but the relationship is also not statistically significant. In sum, the results of this study suggest that art does not seem to offer a good way to reduce risk in an investment portfolio dominated by shares. Investing in art is the most risky of the four asset classes, followed by shares. The riskiness of art as investment choice is also reinforced by the fact that the art market is found to be inefficient. Buying art because you enjoy looking at it, rather than because you hope for a big financial return, still seems to be the best motivation for the purchase. Internationally, art markets are growing with some record prices achieved at auction for old masters, driven particularly by interest from developing countries, like China. But as growth begins to slow, the Citadel Art Price Index entered negative territory this year, and it remains to be seen how resilient art prices will be. First published in The Conversation under the title ‘Buy art because you love it – not because it might make you rich’. This article was co-authored by Brett Scott, who recently completed his MA in Art Business at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, with a specific focus in art finance. SA BUSINESS ART | MARCH 2016

“Artists need an audience, whether they are lookers, listeners, readers or tasters. The greater the development, and the larger the audience, the more effective the promotion of the art industry can be.” will continue to be offered to all schools along the Whale Coast, and in the future will be offered to visitors to Hermanus. At this year’s festival, a number of art projects will be aimed at widening opportunities for development and eventually income-generation. To mention only two of these: the artists of the Keiskamma Art Project will run a five-day workshop at the Youth Café in Zwelihle. RMB is making this possible. A second project involving youngsters is The world seen through their eyes, a photographic series in collaboration with the Zwelihle Youth Café and a Dutch benefactor and photographer. Artists need an audience, whether they are lookers, listeners, readers or tasters. The greater the development, and the larger the audience, the more

effective the promotion of the art industry can be. AT: In terms of the town and the exhibiting artists, what positive developments have come about because of the festival? MF: Collaborations and partnerships with the art galleries have been strong from the outset and they continue to grow. The First Fridays is a strong and developing event, and while it is not a direct result it is part of the general drive for Hermanus. In addition, FynArts is developing collaborations with a number schools and communities; such as the Enlighten Trust; with wine farms and with other local businesses. Voice training and the development of the Abagold Choir are direct results of such

collaboration and we are continually looking at ways to strengthen and develop further collaborations. AT: Do you think Hermanus FynArts has inspired other small towns to creatively bring business to the art community? MF: Fynarts, and I daresay most other festivals, are part of a global ‘festival’ pandemic. Today visitors – local and internatonal – hunt for ‘authentic’ experiences. And this is exactly what festivals offer because they tend to celebrate ‘authentic’ local attractions, products and produce. For FynArts, this is the arts. AT: Any tips for artists and art businesses operating in small towns? MF: Collaborate. Cooperate. Focus. Ask for advice lots of it before making a decision. And value your locals. Their support and advice are invaluable.

Background image: Anton Smit’s The Sea Change at Hermanus FynArts 2015 – Sculpture on the Cliffs. Original Photo: Jaco Sieberhagen


Bringing the Cultured World to a Small Town We asked festival director Mary Faure about how Hermanus FynArts sets the scene for the town’s blooming art industry. AT: Mary, how did the idea for Hermanus FynArts first come about? MF: Around a dinner table! As the new chairperson of Hermanus Tourism there seemed to be a need to bring a new set of visitors to Hermanus who would spend more than one night in the town, during winter. At about that time, Christopher Hope ran a writer’s workshop in Greyton. As you know, he started the Franschoek Literary Festival. He suggested we chat to members of various sectors of tourism to try and establish if there was ‘room for another festival’. The last in a long line of meetings was dinner with local gallery owners and artists. Halfway through the meal, Christopher raised his glass of red and pronounced: “FynArts! Hermanus FynArts!” And that was that. We had a name and the programme followed on logically


because people who enjoy fine art tend to appreciate music, winemaking, cooking and more. It made sense, therefore, to design an eclectic programme consisting of a range of quality exhibitions and concerts. From there it was a small step to adding workshops, tastings, demonstrations and talks, and in June 2013, FynArts made its debut, generously received, as a ten-day fusion of arts festival and winter school, with a focus on the visual arts. AT: What were the some of the biggest challenges that you faced bringing the festival to actualisation? MF: There were very few challenges during the first few years. I think the most difficult was trying to explain to potential participants – and most of all to myself – what FynArts was about. Something that limited challenges is that Hermanus is jam-packed with professional musicians, artists, winemakers, writers and chefs both practising and retired. It was the locals who were, and are, stalwart

supporters. And then, from the second year (2014), four knowledgable, experienced and supportive men and women agreed to serve on a Programme Advisory Board. They are Christopher Hope, Marilyn Martin, Mandie van der Spuy, and Richard Cock. Their advice, support and understanding have been an invaluable in easing my paradigm shift from physiotherapy lecturer to festival director. As FynArts continues to grow into an arts festival of value and relevance to the widest possible community, the biggest challenge is lack of funding and sponsorship. It must surely be only a matter of time before the value and benefit of aligning with FynArts will be realised. AT: In what practical ways will this year’s festival (10 – 19 June 2016) promote Hermanus’s art industry? MF: Promoting art effectively requires a mulitpronged approach. We have already started walkabouts of the ‘Sculpture on the Cliffs’ exhibition for scholars to educate them about public art. They


Art Valuations with visiting UK expert Dendy Easton and Strauss & Co specialists MODERN & CONTEMPORARY BRITISH EUROPEAN SOUTH AFRICAN ART

Ivon Hitchens, Landscape with a caravan and apple trees Sold R1 250 480

Friday 11 March, The Vineyard Hotel, Conference Centre, Colinton Road, Newlands For an appointment: 021 683 6560 | | Dendy Easton began his career in fine art in 1971 and spent 30 years at Sotheby’s where he was a director specialising in 19th and 20th century paintings. More recently he became a fine art consultant at Bonhams. He has been a popular figure on the BBC Antiques Roadshow since 2003. A colleague and associate of the late Stephan Welz, they travelled extensively around South Africa together valuing art. Dendy is also a highly experienced auctioneer.

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We celebrate the rich and diverse language of printmaking over the last 100 years of South African printmaking. We focus on those printmakers artists who have Contributed to the broad language of printmaking that give our prints a truly rich and deep South African texture internationally. We aren’t concerned about famous artists making reproductions of their work- or extensions to their exhibition portfolios, as much as the sometimes obscure unheard of names who have created magical, mysterious and powerful prints that have Contributed to the SA printmaking experience. Prints that Inspire We valuate, take consignments and sell fine art prints Tel 021 4626851

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