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Be part of Strauss & Co’s forthcoming auctions It gives me great pleasure to inform you that our auction results for the first half of 2013 have been extremely positive showing a solid and buoyant market across the board, from paintings to furniture, silver to jewellery and glass to ceramics. We realised a total turnover of R96 million whilst our high average sell through rate of 85%, unique to Strauss & Co, was maintained. These figures reaffirm our position as global market leaders in South African art, and demonstrate the real interest of buyers in the top quality works we handle. We have been able to achieve these results whilst maintaining our competitive commission rates and our level of expertise and professionalism across all aspects of our business. Valuation days at our offices, July 2013 We are currently inviting consignments for our forthcoming auctions. Should you be thinking of selling, we would be delighted to assist you with a free and confidential valuation. Please contact us to book an appointment. Cape Town Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 July 021 683 6560 The Oval, 1st Floor Colinton House 1 Oakdale Road, Newlands
Johannesburg Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 July 011 728 8246 89 Central Street Houghton
Submissions for our forthcoming auctions close on Friday 19 July (Cape Town) and Friday 30 August (Johannesburg). In closing, I would like to share with you two of Strauss & Co’s most recent successes. The Cecil Skotnes triptych of The Last Supper achieved R1 818 880 (six times its pre-sale estimate) following the much disputed decision by the Institute for Catholic Education to remove it from the Santa Sofia Refectory in Pretoria. We are pleased to report that it was bought by a private collector who plans to make it available to a public institution. We were also delighted to be involved in the Wits Art Museum Endowment Auction – an initiative that raised R5 288 500. We anticipate that the next six months will be even more fruitful and look forward to hearing from you. Kindest regards
Stephan Welz Managing Director
Irma Stern, Composition signed and dated 1923, oil on canvas, 139 by 95,5cm Estimate R9 000 000 – 12 000 000
Longford MacDonald (1905 â€“ 1957) Self-Portrait with needle and Engraving Plate, 1926 etching on paper Sanlam Art Collection
SPI National Portrait Award 2013 R100 000
Prize awarded for the winning portrait.
Enter by 19 August 2013. Please visit www.spiportraitaward.co.za for the rules and entry form.
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It’s the best feeling to wrap up an Art Times edition - at this summit, one feels that the local art climate is strong and electrifying. Despite the economic climate artists, galleries and art auction houses are more determined to try new and dynamic strategies to build and maintain their client base by providing better services and quality. In this regard, a blazing new line-up of art and antique fairs provides a welcome addition to galleries for looking for new markets These include: National Antiques Faire 19-21 July, Jhb. (www.naada. co.za) The Turbine Art Fair 27-28 July, Jhb (www. turbineartfair.co.za) The Art For Me Art Fair at the V&A Waterfront, CT 25-27 October (www.artforme.co.za) SAADA Antiques Fair Jhb 27-29 September (www. saada.co.za) Joburg Art Fair, Jhb 27-29 September (www.fnbjoburgartfair.co.za) In this mid-year stretch the Grahamstown Festival is promoting two refreshing artists, Anthea Moys and Mary Sibande who are providing ground breaking work and better visual arts exposure to the Festival. In addition to the Grahamstown Festival, be sure to pop into the Arts Journey Art Festival in Port Elizabeth / Nelson Mandela Bay, which will certainly will be an awakening wonderment, especially for the 2014 Festival.As you might have noticed we are producing a 32 -page Art Times until Spring, and are supplementing our exposure by increasing our Art Times distribution to over 200 schools that have art as a subject (reaching over 3000 learners) as well as hotels throughout SA this month. We have also increased our news content with a large number of Facebook and www.arttimes.co.za postings on a daily basis, to promote the SA Art Times as South Africa’s leading source of daily art news and information. Thanks for your ongoing support and have a great July creative art month - Ed
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It is with great sadness that The Art Times has learnt of Dot Dickson’s passing last Sunday morning. Dot was an amazing and kindly woman who together with Bruce and Pippa made the Deckle Edge the most incredible landmark and enriched the experience for buyers at art supply shops. Dot had a. huge heart and love for people and artists as well as a unique and special gift of making one feel special and valued in her company. Dot leaves her husband Bruce, Pippa, Vince and family. For more about Dot, Bruce and the Deckle Edge see here : https://www. deckleedge.co.za/about-us
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Art meets antiques at The National Antiques Faire 19 – 21 July 2013. Sandton Convention Centre
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Philip Barlow ‘4 pm’ (2013) Oil on canvas
The National Antiques & Decorative Arts Faire, which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from the 19th to the 21st July will offer visitors a visual banquet of antiques, art, collectables and decorative arts that will excite the regular collector and be a magnet for those who have been drawn into the wonderful world of collecting. There is no question that there is a global movement towards collecting and what is being termed ‘crossover collecting’. Today, collectors mix and match their collecting genres and, thanks to the proliferation of antique roadshows, collecting shows and restoration programmes, people are catching the collecting bug and are seeing the benefits, both personally and financially, of becoming collectors. In line with the international trend of incorporating old and new art masters into antique fairs, the National Antiques & Decorative Arts Faire has successfully incorporated the theme ‘From Regal to Retro” where the range of goods on show ranged from a 17th Century painting of Simon van der Stel to a William Kentridge original; from a rare 18th Century German armoire to Danish modern furniture from the 50’s to 70’s. This eclectic melange gave visitors, of all ages and from all walks of life, the chance to mix and match across different genres and periods. Since its inception in 2000, the NAADA Faire has sought to bring collecting to the attention of all those who love beautiful things – from the antique aficionados who are looking for the rare and expensive to the more recent antiques and collectables that are all the rage in younger circles. The presentation and glamour of the National Antiques & Decorative Arts Faire is unmatched in South Africa – from the decor design presentation style that matches antiques and collectables with contemporary art to the glamour of the opening night.
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The result is the most talked about antiques, art and collectables fair in the country and substantial sales for those dealers who exhibit at this fair. Art – An Essential In The Mix With so many antique dealers picking up significant South African Masters art pieces in their day-to-day dealings with collectors, the art section of the NAADA Faire has, over the years, gained importance and this year we will have an Art Pavilion dedicated to featuring not only old SA masters but contemporary master art as well as collectable ceramics and crafts. This dedicated art pavilion will showcase both SA old masters and introduce tomorrow’s contemporary masters from some reputable art dealers such as Henry Taylor Fine Art, Christopher Møller Fine Art, Neo-Classique Decor, The Art Room, to mention a few. Another innovation will be a dedicated library section – complete with comfortable leather chairs and featuring some of South Africa’s top book, art, print and signature dealers. With technology overshadowing the art of print making, collecting this genre has become all the more important and significant values have been set on first edition books, early maps and signed prints and autographs.
Allusions of Abstraction 1 June - 12 July 2013 Tel: 021 683 6863 E-mail: email@example.com 16 Kildare Road, Newlands Mon-Fri: 09h30 - 17h30 Sat: 10h00 - 13h00 or by appointment
Should you be interested in exhibiting in the Art or Book sections of the NAADA Faire give Clyde Terry a call on 011 482 4259 or 082 883 4933 or email clyde4th@ mweb.co.za or Giuli Osso obn 011 802 1602 or 083 377 6721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Diarise The Naada Faire 18th July 2013 – Opening Night – Tickets R230 pp available from 011 482 4259 19 – 21st July = Trading Days – 10am to 6pm Entrance R80 per person Visit www.naada.co.za
Marlene von Dürckheim ‘Still life with apples and jug’ (2012) Oil on canvas
ART TIMES | NEWS / ON THE LOCAL ART MEDIA RADAR
On the local art media radar
Angola marks Venice Biennale debut with a victory Mail & Guardian: Sean O’Toole: Angola, exhibiting for the first time at the Venice Biennale, has been awarded the prestigious Golden Lion for the best national pavilion.
Mary Sibande: The purple shall reign at the fest Mail & Guardian: Matthew Krouse: Mary Sibande is moving on from a familiar character in her oeuvre and, by exploring an historical event, is digging for deeper meaning. It’s not often in the art world that a fast-rising star turns her back on a well-founded idea. But for the sake of drama, sculptor Mary Sibande is making the most of her move away from her semi-autobiographical character of Sophie to create a mysterious new alter ego.
Mother Wins BP Portrait Award 2013 for Portrait of Her 35-Year-Old Son Berkshire based South African artist Susanne du Toit wins £30,000 prize on Tuesday 18 June 2013 the winner of the BP Portrait Award 2013 was announced at the National Portrait Gallery. The prestigious first prize was won by 57-year-old artist Susanne du Toit, for Pieter, a powerful painting of her eldest son. Susanne du Toit wins £30,000 and a commission, at the National Portrait Gallery Trustees’ discretion, worth £5,000.
SA kuns ‘bied nuwe, inklusiewe begrip’: Minister open paviljoen op Venesiese Biënnale. Beeld: Johan Myburg : Die 55ste Venesiese Biënnale het Saterdag in Italië begin en Paul Mashatile, minister van kuns en kultuur, het die uitstalling in die Suid-Afrikaanse paviljoen, Imaginary Fact: Contemporary South African Art and the Archive, amptelik geopen.Dié uitstalling is byeengebring deur die Nasionale Kunstefees (NAF) met Brenton Maart as kurator. Tydens die opening het Mashatile verwys na Suid-Afrika se deelname as “deel van die departement se oorkoepelende
40 stal in Parys uit: Fotograwe wys elke kant van Jhb. Beeld My Joburg, ’n uitstalling van werk deur Suid-Afrikaanse kunstenaars “wat tot ’n groot mate nog nie die aandag van die Franse publiek getrek het nie”, word van 20 Junie tot 22 September in Parys, Frankryk, gehou.Dié uitstalling is deel van die Frans-Suid-Afrikaanse seisoen wat tot Desember in verskeie Franse stede duur.
The art of making tools that make art. BD Live By Penny Haw, Years ago, when Cape Town artist Conrad Hicks began hand-forging metal sculptures, he realised the forms that gave him the greatest satisfaction were exactly the same as those used in tool-making for thousands of years. Thus began his fascination with tools and working with metal, which took him on a journey to become an artist-blacksmith and recently culminated in his first solo exhibition, Implemente, on at Tokara, near Stellenbosch.
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Art Project: Centenary: National Women’s Memorial: 1913 - 2013
In order to have a new perspective of the war, the museum invited a selection of South Africa’s top artists in 2012 to create an art work on the suffering of women and children (also animals) during this war and to donate it to the museum. The museum initially intended to invite 40 artists. The project became a prestige project and the museum has 120 artists who participate. As the museum are an institution that is fully transformed by means of displays and gallery’s such as the Sol Plaatje Hall, the works received represents the entire history of the war of all communities that participated. The Women’s Memorial at Bloemfontein, dedicated to all the women and children who died in the South African War (Anglo-Boer War) of 18991902, is turning a 100 years in December 2013. The planning of festivities is well on route. The War Museum of the Boer Republics situated on the same premises as the Women’s Memorial has one of the finest art collections relating to the Anglo-Boer War. Works of Van Wouw, Oerder, Mayer, Joe Roos, Johannes Meintjes, Pieter Hugo Naude, John Singer Sargent, Antoon van Welie ect. are represented well in the collection.
Some artists (paintings, sculptures, and ceramics) participating includes: Diane Victor, Pauline Gutter, Tertia du Toit, Willem Boshof, Johann Louw, Clare Menck, Marie Vermeulen Breedt, Hanneke Benade, Sandra Hanekom, Adele Oldfield, Christiaan Diedericks, Shany vd Berg, Margaret Nel, Reshada Crouse, Cobus Bosch, Wilma Cruise, Angus Taylor, Jan vd Merwe, Anton Smit, Carol Hayward Fell, Helena de Waal ect. The grand opening of the collection at the museum will take place on the 9th of August. Some works will be on display at the Stegmann-gallery at the UVS during the Vryfees.
Above: The War Museum of the Boer Republics see: www.anglo-boer.co.za/. Work that hangs in the Emily Hobbhouse Hall Johannes Cornelius Lötter by Hanneke Benadé SA ART TIMES. July 2013
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The SA Art Times brings you Artists Birthdays for July Raymond Pullen Scholarship for painting in 1996.
01 July:local artist: Peter Eastman
Peter Eastman, born in 1976, is a South African painter, printmaker and jewellery designer. He has developed a distinctive style of monochromatic surfaces holding shallow relief depictions, built up with layers of enamel paint and resin.
10 July: Giorgio de Chirico
Giorgio de Chirico, July 10, 1888 – November 20, 1978, was a Greek-born Italian artist. In the years before World War I, he founded the Scuola Metafisica art movement, which profoundly influenced the surrealists. After 1919, he became interested in traditional painting techniques, and worked in a neoclassical or neo-Baroque style, while frequently revisiting the metaphysical themes of his earlier work.
21 July:local artist: Beezy Bailey
Beezy Bailey (born 21 July 1962 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a South African artist who works in several media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and ceramics. He has been a full-time artist for 30 years, with more than 20 one-man shows in London, Johannesburg and Cape Town and numerous group shows around the world.
02 July:local artist: Clementina van der Walt
Clementina van der Walt is a well-known South African studio potter, based in Cape Town, who has in the past three decades lectured, run a production studio and held many one-person shows. Her work is represented in several South African national collections. She has participated in major shows abroad including four consecutive years at Ceramic Art London.
12 July: Amedeo Modigliani
Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. Primarily a figurative artist, he became known for paintings and sculptures in a modern style, characterized by mask-like faces and elongation of form. He died at age 35 in Paris of tubercular meningitis, exacerbated by poverty, overwork and addiction to alcohol and narcotics.
22 July: Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor best known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture the delicately balanced or suspended components of which move in response to motor power or air currents; by contrast, Calder’s stationary sculptures are called stabiles. He also produced numerous wire figures, notably for a vast miniature circus.
06 July: Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico. Considered one of Mexico’s greatest artists, Frida Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Kahlo later became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929. She exhibited her paintings in Paris and Mexico before her death in 1958.
07 July: Marc Chagall
Born in Belarus in 1887, Marc Chagall was a French painter, printmaker and designer associated with several major artistic styles, synthesizing elements of Cubism, Symbolism and Fauvism. One work in particular, I and the Village (1911), pre-dated Surrealism as an artistic expression of psychic reality. An early modernist, Chagall created works in nearly every artistic medium, including sets for plays and ballets, biblical etchings, and stained-glass windows. Chagall died in France in 1985.
14 July: Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d’art. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body; his works are marked by a frank eroticism.
28 July: Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp was born July 28, 1887, in France. After the sensation caused by Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 (1912), he painted few other pictures. He became famous for his “ready-mades” and heralded an artistic revolution. Largely ignored during his lifetime, he was in his 70s when he emerged as master whose entirely new attitude toward art and society changed the future of visual arts.
18 July: Giacomo Balla
Giacomo Balla (July 18, 1871 – March 1, 1958) was an Italian painter... Following academic studies at the University of Turin, Balla moved to Rome in 1895 where he met and married Elisa Marcucci. For several years he worked in Rome as an illustrator and caricaturist as well as doing portraiture.
30 July: Henry Moore
Henry Spencer Moore,30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986, was an English sculptor and artist. He was best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. His forms are usually abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. Moore’s works are usually suggestive of the female body, apart from a phase in the 1950s when he sculpted family groups. His forms are generally pierced or contain hollow spaces.
18 July:local artist: Dave Southwood 09 July: David Hockney
Born in Bradford, England, in 1937, David Hockney attended art school in London before moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s. There, he painted his famous swimming pool paintings. In the 1970s, Hockney began working in photography, creating photo collages he called joiners. He continues to create and exhibit art, and in 2011 he was voted the most influential British artist of the 20th century.
Dave Southwood is a fine-art photographer who has concerned himself with many aspects of the medium and how it is consumed. His photos can be viewed at The South African National Gallery, The Finnish Museum of Photography, The Christoph Merian Stiftung, The Spier Art Collection and private collections in South Africa and abroad.
19 July: Edgar Degas 09 July:local artist: Nicolaas Maritz
Nicolaas Maritz was born in Pretoria in 1959. The son of two architects, he was exposed to art and design at an early age. After Fine Art studies at the University of Cape Town he worked briefly as a graphic designer. He lived in London between 1983 and 1985, but returned to South Africa permanently in 1986.He has lectured at the universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch and illustrated a number of award winning children’s books.
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Edgar Degas, born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas on 19 July 1834 (Died 27 September 1917).He was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist.
31 July:local artist: Gregoire Boonzaier
Gregoire Boonzaier was born in Newlands, Cape Town in 1909. He was the son of the political cartoonist, DC Boonzaier, and benefited from the close contact with his father’s artist friends, including Pieter Wenning, Nita Spilhaus and Moses Kottler, the sculptor. Gregoire was given his first paint box by Kottler in 1922, and received an easel from Nita Spilhaus in 1926. DC Boonzaier was strongly opposed to formal art training .
31 July: Jean Dubuffet
Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (31 July 1901 – 12 May 1985) was a French painter and sculptor. His idealistic approach to aesthetics embraced so called “low art” and eschewed traditional standards of beauty in favor of what he believed to be a more authentic and humanistic approach to image-making.
19 July:local artist: Ben Coutouvidis
Ben Coutouvidis studied Fine Arts at Rhodes University, graduating in 1993 with distinction in Fine Art Practical (Sculpture). He registered for a Masters Degree in Fine Arts in 1994, and was awarded the
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Quin Sculpture Garden A permanent exhibition of Maureen Quin’s sculpture’s, drawings and paintings. Maureen Quin’s work is exhibited in her peaceful garden and gallery, where you can not only enjoy refreshments but also engage with the artist. R15 entry fee. 5 Suid Str. Alexandria. T. 046 653 0121 / 082 770 8000. www.quin-art.co.za
Art & Wine Gallery on Main Housing a collection of art by well-known artists including: Frederike Stokhuyzen, Gregoire Boonzaier, J.H. Pierneef, Pieter van der Westhuizen, Erik Laubscher, Hannetjie de Clercq, Fana Malherbe & Jean Doyle and numerous others. 279 Main Str, Clarens T. 058 256 1298 or Anton Grobbelaar. C. 082 341 8161 www.artandwine.co.za
The Gallery Clarens Until 31 July. `July Winter Exhibition’. Contemporary art by local Clarens artist Carla van den Bergh who is currently exhibiting in Germany. Also showing work by Krantz, Riette and various local artist from the Free State. c/o Main and Market Street. T. 058 256 1913. email@example.com
The Workshop Art & Craft Gallery Showcasing over 100 local artists & crafters - art, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, mosaic, weaving, handspinning, handcrafted furniture, Oregon frames, easels, antiques, fabric art, leather work, handcrafted jewellery and clothing. 289 Kowie Road, P.O.Box 114, Bathurst. T. 073 3929 436. www.bathurstcountryaffair.co.za
East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery Coach House 18 July - 3 August, solo exhibition by Phumezo Mpayipheli. Phumezo will be doing a body of work analyzing the stereotypical assumptions of Rastafarian life. 9 St Marks Road, Southernwood. T. 043 722 4044. www.annbryant.co.za Floradale Fine Art Floradale Fine Art New Work Exhibition continues with further additions. Our Sale was a great success, being enjoyed by many new Viewers/Art Lovers. Old Gonubie Road, Beacon Bay. T. 078 2947252. C. 043 740 2031. Malcolm Dewey Fine Art Ongoing exhibition of oil paintings by Malcolm Dewey & works by a selection of local artists. 60 Darlington Rd, Berea, East London. T. 043 7260421. www.originalart.co.za
Klein Karoo Doornkuil Art courses in the Great Karoo: if you love art, space, crisp Karoo air, good food and great company, then you should not miss this unique experience. C. 072 553 5547. www.doornkuilfarm.co.za Sheena Ridley Art Studio & Sculpture Garden Langkloof, Klein Karoo. C. 083 589 2881. www.ridley.co.za
Port Elizabeth ART Gallery Until 23 July, `Dot, Dot Squiggle Dash’. An exhibition of contemporary ceramics presented by Ceramics Southern Africa, Eastern Cape. This showcase of top Eastern Cape artists delights in patterned surface in contemporary ceramics. Capetonian, Christina Bryer is guest artist. 51b Cuyler Street, Central, Port Elizabeth. Tel. 072 379 5933. Art on Target Until 12 July, `BA Moolman and Friends’. Group show of notable artists who have created their own specific brand of imagery from their interaction with society and the environment. artists : Bretten Anne Moolman,Anthony Harris, Leanette Botha, Theresa Hardman. Machaela Liefeldt, Mark Pradervand, Tim Hopwood, Louwrens Westraad, Dolla Sapeta, 4 Blind Mice, Lize Mari Strydom. 2 Target Kloof, Essexvale, PE. Tel. 041 373 3334. Cell 083 728 5295. www. artsjourney-nelsonmandelabay.co.za
Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum 1 July - 18 August, `Time and Space/Tyd en Ruimte’, solo exhibition by Jan van der Merwe (Main Building, Reservoir and Annex Gallery). National Heritage Project: Temporary exhibition of life-size bronze figures of significant people from South Africa’s history. 16 Harry Smith Str, Bloemfontein. T. 051ÿ011 0525. www.nasmus.co.za
Johan Smith Art Gallery The gallery permanently exhibits a wide variety of classical and selected contemporary art works featuring Johan Smith, Elga Rabe, Graham Carter, Gregoire Boonzaier, amongst others. Specializing in ceramics, the gallery supports artists such as Hennie Meyer, Karen Sinovich, and Heather Mills, among others. Windmill Centre, Main Str, Clarens T. 058 256 1620. www.johansmith.co.za Richard Rennie Gallery Gallery exhibits the work of Richard Rennie and a few personally selected guest artists. Known internationally for his water colours, he has recently been concentrating on modern works in oil. Main Street Clarens. T. 058 025 6017. C. 083 447 9925
Gauteng Johannesburg 5h Ave Auctioneers 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park. T. 011 781 2040. www.5aa.co.za Absa Art Gallery 8 July - 8 August, Bloemfontein Exhibition: “Re-sampled 2012” - a collection of works from the Absa collection and a re-sampling of them by artists from the Absa L’Atelier art competition. 17 July - 22 August, Absa L’Atelier: Gala event and announcement of winners - opening of the Absa L’Atelier. Absa Towers North, 161 Main Str, Jhb. T. 011 350 5139. www.absa.co.za Alice Art 217 Drive Str, Ruimsig. T. 011 958 1392 C. 083 331 8466. www.aliceart.co.za Art Eye Gallery Until 7 July, `Lets Be “Frank”’ is a collaborative exhibition by Sculptor Carol Hamman and Paiter Sibusiso Duma. This exhibition is an exploration of cultures, society and the life we live in today through visual Arts. Shop 109, The Design Quarter, Fourways. T. 011 465 7695. www.arteye.co.za Art etc Showcasing a wide variety of SA artists, ranging from old masters to the budding future masters. Each artist has been hand-picked to make sure a high standard is maintained.ÿWe send paintings all over the world as well as deliver locally. Banking Level, Sandton City. T. 011 783 0842. www.artetc.co.za Art Unlimited Gallery `The Gift’. The Art Works of Louwtjie Kotz‚ are being exhibited. This is an on going exhibition. `Figures In Action’, by Willie Jacobs. This Workshop will be held on Saturday 6 July from 9am - 4pm. Contact Louwtjie to book - only a few seats available. R400 includes workshop, teas and a light lunch. 18 Baobab St, Sonneglans Ext 4, Randburg. T. 083 779 9021. www.artunlimitedgallery.co.za Artist Proof Studio Bus Factory, 3 President Street, Newtown Cultural Precinct. T. 011 492 1278 C. 084ÿ420 7998. firstname.lastname@example.org Artspace Johannesburg 6 July - 3 August, Judy Woodborne, `Persephone’s Tears, Water Element `. The water paintings serve as visual meditation, a metaphor for the flow of time and the impermanence of our existence. Chester Court, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood 2193. T. 011 880 8802. www.artspace-jhb.co.za
The Bag Factory 10 Mahlatini Str, Fordsburg. T. 011 834 9181. www.bagfactoryart.org.za Bonhams International Auctioneers. Penny Culverwell, Representative for South Africa. T. 071 342 2670. www.bonhams.com Carol Lee Fine Art 20 - 28 July, `Site’ brings together a range of collectable and talented SA contemporary artists, interpreting place and ‘vision’ through painting and sculpture. Participating artists include Bruce Backhouse, Sarah Ballam, Estelle Marais,Cobus Haupt, Mary Visser, Ruhan Janse van Vuuren and Kobus Walker. Upstairs@Bamboo, corner 9th Street & Rustenburg Road, Melville, Johannesburg T. 011 486 0526. Cherie de Villiers Gallery 1 - 31 July. New acquisitions by Peter Hall, Karen Fortune, Hannes du Plessis and Peter Bonney. Shop UM25, Hyde Park Corner. Tel. 011 325 5395. www.gallery.co.za Christie’s International Auctioneers. Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant. T 031 207 8247. www.christies.com CIRCA on Jellicoe Until 20 July, Cecil Skotnes, Lucky Sibiya and Helen Sebidi 2 Jellicoe Ave. T. 011 788 4805. www.circaonjellicoe.co.za Cire Perdue Art Focused on the selection and distribution of limited edition works of art, specifically bronze sculptures. T. 011 465 8709. www.cpdart.co.za David Krut Projects Until 13 July, `Be Careful in the Working Radius’, a solo show by Stephen Hobbs. 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. T. 011 447 0627. Contact Claire Zinn.www.davidkrutpublishing.com Everard Read Jhb 4 July - 3 August, `Accumulation’, by Lionel Smit. 6 Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank, Jhb. T. 011 788 4805. www.everard-read. co.za Ferreira Art Gallery Showcasing Old Master paintings and new artists. We offer art classes, workshops and framing. We have a fully licensed Terrace Caf‚. 300 Main Road, Bryanston, Sandton. T. 011 706 3738. www.ferreiraart.com Gallery 2 Karen Daymond’s `Fire series’. Fire is a catalyst and a metaphor for turbulent times, bringing threat, change and sometimes renewal. In SA these feelings are never far from the surface. On show for the month of July. 140 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood Jhb. T. 011 447 0155. www.gallery2.co.za Gallery AOP Until 13 July, `Philosopher Kings’, a solo show by Jonah Sack. 44 Stanley Ave, Braamfontein Werf (Milpark) Jhb. T. 011 726 2234. www.galleryaop.com Gallery MOMO 52 7th Avenue, Parktown North, Jhb. T. 011 327 3247. www.gallerymomo.com Goodman Gallery JHB Until 22 July, `Penumbra’, an exhibition by Walter Oltmann. 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. T. 011 788 1113. www.goodman-gallery.com Graham’s Fine Art Gallery `South African Masters’. Visit Graham’s new gallery in Bryanston. On show are fine examples from SA artists Maggie Laubser, J.H Pierneef, Irma Stern, Walter Battiss, Alexis Preller, Gerard Sekoto and Stanley Pinker. 68 on Hobart, Block A, Cnr of Hobart and Dover Road, Bryanston. T. 011 463 7869. www.grahamsgallery.co.za 16 Halifax Art A visual art agency owned by Dana MacFarlane. 16 Halifax Str, Bryanston. Dana: 082ÿ784 6695. www.16halifaxart.co.za
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GAUTENG/ NORTH WEST/ MPUMALANGA / GALLERY GUIDE | ART TIMES In Toto Gallery Until 15 July, “Cache”, a mixed curated show that will give wall space to a wide variety of artists we have recently begun working with. Artists such as Dahla Hulme, Arabella Caccia, Deborah da Silva, Razaq Awofeso and Sarel Petrus will be featured alongside many others. 6 Birdhaven Centre, 66 St Andrew Str, Birdhaven. T. 011 447 6543. www.intotogallery.co.za
Isis Gallery `Reaching new Frontiers’. This Gallery has the most comprehensive range of Modern Art. In the heart of Rosebank Business District you will be pleasantly surprised at our affordable prices for new artworks. Please see our website for further details. Professional Framing. Add value to you home and business. Shop 334, Rosebank Mall. T. 011 447 2317. www.isisgallery.co.za
Strauss & Co. 89 Central Str, Houghton. T. 011 728 8246 C. 079 367 0637 www.straussart.co.za
Johannesburg Art Gallery Until 25 August, `Looking as Learning II’. A show curated by Musha Neluheni featuring international artists such as Lucien Freud and Andy Warhol and South African artists including Wim Botha, Penny Siopis and George Pemba. King George Street, Joubert Park. T. 011 725 3130/80. www.joburgculture.co.za Market Photo Workshop Gallery Until 10 July, `Sidetracks: Working with two photographic collections’. 2 President Str, Newtown. T. 011 834 1444. www.marketphotoworkshop.co.za Manor Gallery Norscot Manor Centre, Penguin Drive, Fourways. T. 011 465 7934 www.wssa.org.za Protea Gallery Specialising in well-known South African Artists, as well as those up-and-coming.ÿAlso specialise in professional framing. 94b Rietfontein Road, Primrose. T. 011 8285035. email@example.com
Stevenson Johannesburg 4 July- 9 August, `Season’, a solo exhibition by Paul Edmunds. Comprising of a series of sculptures, two-dimensional works and an installation. 62 Juta Street,Braamfontein. T. (011) 403 1055/1908. www.stevenson.info
UJ Art Gallery Closed for renovations. Will reopen 7 August with exhibition by Johan Louw. Cnr Kingsway & University Rd, Auckland Park, Jhb. T. 011 559 2099 www.uj.ac.za/artscentre The White House Gallery Featuring a wide ranging portfolio of renowned masters such as Chagall, Marini, Miro, Moore , Stella, Picasso, Dine & Hockneyÿ- to name a few. Also works of up and coming artists in Britain and France, along with globally acclaimed SA artists. Shop G11 Thrupps Centre, Oxford Rd, Illovo. T. 011 268 2115 www.thewhitehousegallery.co.za Upstairs at Bamboo Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville. C. 028 284 9827 www.bamboo-online.co.za
Pretoria Alette Wessels Kunskamer Operates as an art gallery and art consultancy, specialising in SA art as an investment, dealing in Old Masters, and selected contemporary art. Maroelana Centre, 27 Maroelana Str, Maroelana, Pretoria. T. 012 346 0728 www.artwessels.co.za
Purple Heart Gallery Work by various South African artists, including Steve Strauss, Cindy Rawlings, Chantell Potgieter, Ina Eksteen, Winifred Louw, Paul Gray, Christine Bell. Honeydew Village Centre, Cnr. Christiaan De Wet & John Vorster Avenue, Weltevreden Park, Roodepoort. Tel. 011 475 7411. www.purpleheartgallery.co.za
Art in the Park Association promoting art works in watercolor, oil, pastel, acrylics, batik, sculpture, pottery and photography, with regular member exhibitions. Exhibition dates for June are: 6 July (Greenlyn Village); 7 July (Pretoria Botanical Gardens); 27 July (Greenlyn Village); 28 July (Magnolia dell). Contact Hannes: 071 676 3600. www.art-in-the-park.co.za
Resolution Gallery Until 17 August, exhibition by Michael Smith. Unit 4, Chester Court, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. T. 011 880 4054 http://resgallery.com
Association of Arts Pretoria 173 Mackie Str, Nieuw Muckleneuk. T. 012 346 3100 www.artsassociationpta.co.za
Russell Kaplan Auctioneers Auctioneers of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables. Ground floor, Bordeaux Court, Corner of Garden & Allan Rds, Bordeaux. T. 011 789 7422 C. 083 675 8468. www.rkauctioneers.co.za Sandton Auctioneers Fine Art, Furniture, Carpets & Collectables. Showroom: No 8 Burnside Ave, Craighall Park, Jhb. T. 011 501 3360 www.sandtonauctioneers.com Sarai Interior Design & Decor cc Shop 4 Fox Street Studios, Maboneng Precinct, Jeppestown. C. 082 062 9402 www.imbayasarai.blogspot.com Standard Bank Gallery 10 July - 14 Sept, `Simon Stone: A Retrospective Exhibition’ is the first comprehensive review devoted to the career of one of SA’s foremost artists. C/r of Simmonds & Frederick Str. T. 011 631 1889. www.standardbankarts.co.za Stephan Welz & Co Johannesburg Established in 1968, Stephan Welz & Co provides a wide range of services across a full spectrum of Decorative and Fine Arts. Our areas of specialisation include South African Masters and Contemporary Art, Silver, Jewellery, Watches, Clocks, Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics, Books, Maps, Stamps, Gold Coins and Collectable Cars. Forthcoming Auction, Johannesburg: 6 & 7 August 2013. 13 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. T. 011 880 3125. www.stephanwelzandco.co.za Stephan Welz & Co Gallery, Nelson Mandela Square South African Paintings and classical furniture Shop L39a, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg. T. 011 026 6567. www.stephanwelzandco.co.za Stephan Welz & Co Gallery, Sandton City Photography by Jurgen Schadeberg.The Gallery is currently showing a selection of Jurgen Schadeberg’s black and white photographs from the 50’s and 60s. Shop U24A, Upper Level, Fountain Court (near Louis Vuitton Shop), Sandton City
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Centurion Art Gallery A commercial satellite of the Pretoria Art Museum. c/o Cantonment and Unie Avenues, Lytteltonÿ T. 012 358 3477 www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za/centurion Fried Contemporary Art Gallery Until 20 July, `Verge’, a group show by Diane Victor, Eric Duplan and Colleen Alborough. The exhibition explores luminal spaces on the margin of entering a new unexplored zone or being on the brink or limit beyond which something new will occur. 1146 Justice Mahomed St, Brooklyn. Tel. 012 346 0158. Cell 082 523 6989 www.friedcontemporary.com Pretoria Art Museum Until July, “Abstract and Semi-Abstract Art”, a selection of works ranging from the early 1960’s up to 2001, showing in the North Gallery and Henry Preiss Hall. Until Dec, “A Story of South African Art”, a selection of artworks from the permanent collection, as well as ceramics from the Corobrik Ceramic Selection. Cnr Frances Baard and Wessels Str, Arcadia Park, Arcadia, Pretoria. T.012 344 1807/8. www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za Sandton Auctioneers Fine Art, Furniture, Carpets & Collectables. Showroom: 367 Lynnwood Rd, Menlo Park. T. 012 460 6000 www.sandtonauctioneers.com St Lorient Fashion and Art Gallery 492 Fehrsen Str, Brooklyn Circle, Brooklyn. T. 012 4600284 www.stlorient.co.za Telkom Art Collection A collection featuring artworks by over 400 artists, some of them well established and some still up-and-coming. Telkom Towers North, ground floor, 152 Johannes Ramokhoase Street (formerly Proes Street), CBD Pretoria. Curator: Sophia van Wyk. T. 012 311 7260. SchuttSA@telkom.co.za UNISA Art Gallery Kgorong Building, Ground Floor, Main Campus, Preller Str, Pretoria. T. 012 441 5876. www.unisa.ac.za/gallery
University of Pretoria Mapungubwe Gallery, Old Arts Building, UP.T.012 420 2968. www.up.ac.za
Mpumalanga Artistic Journey Art Gallery Visit us on your travels through Mpumalanga! Following the road to Hazyview, just past the notorious Big Swing you will find Panorama Rest Camp and Chalets where the gallery is situated. C. 082 600 3441. www.artisticjourney.co.za
White River The Artists’ Press Professional collaboration, printing and publishing of original handprinted artists lithographs, by the Artists’ Press. Also artists’ books, monotypes & letterpress prints, particularly for artists working in SA. WaterfieldÿFarm near White River. T. 013 751 3225. www.artprintsa.com The Loop Art Foundry & Sculpture Gallery A collaboration and network for the avid art patron and collector as well as a full service facility for the artist. ÿThis is the place where you will find a unique and superior item or have something commissioned that you have always envisioned. Casterbridge Complex Corner R40 & Numbi Rds, White River. T. 013 758 2409. www.tlafoundry.co.za The White River Gallery Casterbridge Centre, R 40 Cnr. of Hazyview &Numbi Gate Rd, White River. C. 083 675 8833. www.whiterivergallery.co.za
North West Lichtenburg Jonel Scholtz Art Studio and Alice Art LTX On-going exhibition of SA Artists. Showcasing paintings of well known artists- Jonel Scholtz, Isabelle le Roux, Harry Erasmus, Michael Heyns and Hanlie Kotze Corner of Church str and Bandjes str. T. 082 853 8621. www.jonelscholtz.co.za
Potchefstroom North-West University Gallery Until 2 August, “Retinal Shift”, solo-exhibition by Standard bank Young Artist 2012 winner Mikhael Subotzky. The exhibition investigates the practice and mechanics of looking in relation to the history of Grahamstown, the history of photographic devices and Subotzky’s own history as an artist. NWU Gallery (Potchefstroom Campus), Building E 7, Hoffman Street, Potchefstroom. Tel. 018 299 4341. http://www.nwu.ac.za/
Hartbeespoort Dam Edwards Fine Art, Modern & Contemporary Featuring works by William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas, Robert Hodgins, Cecil Skotnes and Edoardo Villa. Sculpture by Anton Smit. Shop 24, Xanadu X-ing Shopping Centre, Cnr. Xanadu Boulevard & R511, Xanadu, Hartbeesport. T. 076 472 9812. C. 076 472 9812. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kwazulu- Natal Durban The African Art Centre New Work by Jabulani Cele. Jabulani is an active, self-taught artist living in KZN. He works mainly in the medium of painting and his subject matter is concerned with his immediate surroundings and township lifestyles. 94 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban. T. 031 312 3804/05. www.afriart.co.za Aladdin’s Art and Ceramics Gallery Ongoing exhibition: Current works by ceramic artist Louise van Niekerk, featuring Raku, porcelain and stoneware. Other artists include Hermine Spies Coleman, Peter Feek, Ian Warden and “El Maestro” Bartolome Vaccarezza. Stained glass and art classes, please contact us 2 Robin Road, Nottingham Road, KZN. Tel. 033 266 6460. www.aladdins.co.za
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KZ NATAL / NORTHERN CAPE / WESTERN CAPE / GALLERY GUIDE | ART TIMES Artisan Gallery Until 20 July, `Four Decades and Still Going Strong’. A superb exhibition of new work by artist and arts writer John Smith, to celebrate 40 years as a career artist. 344 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban. T. 031 312 4364. www.artisan.co.za ArtSPACE Durban Until 6 July, `Litmus Skin’, by Bernice Stott and `Constructive Design In Free Form’ by abstract contemporary artist Billy Bruceÿin the Main Gallery. 8 - 27 July, `When I grew up, nothing was the same’, by Anet Norval. Exploring the culmination of a journey of explorative and emotional attempts to stitch together the biography of Norval’s family unit. Opening 29 July, `Urban’ Art Exchange and aSd Artists Choice Award 2013. Join us at artSPACE durban for the second of our exciting art exchange exhibitions. Prize giving and closing 9 August. 3 Millar Rd (off Umgeni Rd). T. 031 312 0793. www.artspace-durban.com Christie’s International Auctioneers. Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant. T 031 207 8247. www.christies.com The COLLECTIVE Some changes are in the air and will transpire very shortly in our gallery space. The coffee, wifi and art are still available . 48b Florida Rd, (entrance in 4th Avenue) Greyville. T. 031 303 4891 thecollectivedurban.blogspot.com Dog on a Leash Art & Gift 93 Main Str, Kokstad. C. 083 690 3437. www.dogonaleash.co.za Durban Art Gallery 2nd Floor City Hall, Anton Lembede (Smith) Str. T. 031 311 2264 www.durban.gov.za Elizabeth Gordon Gallery 24 July - 3 August, `Images of Africa’, an exhibition by Sudanese artist Hussein Salim. Wonderful canvases and oils on paper. 120 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban. T. 031 3038133. www.elizabethgordon.co.za Fat Tuesday 9 - 27 July, `Collaboration A’. Angie Arbuthnot and Anne Cleveland present an exhibition of paintings and mixed media works representing the many years they have painted together. 5 Bellevue Road, Kloof, 3650. Tel. 031 717 2785. www.fattuesday.co.za Gallery Umhlanga Shop 11, Umhlanga Centre, Ridge Road, Umhlanga. T. 031 561 2199 KZNSA Gallery 166 Bulwer Rd, Glenwood. T. 031 277 1705. www.kznsagallery.co.za Tamasa Gallery A small commercial gallery, Tamasa exhibits a broad variety of contemporary KZN artists. Currently showing Isabelle Leclezio’s latest works. 36 Overport Drive, Berea. T. 031 207 1223. email@example.com
Ballito Imbizo Gallery Until 31 July, `Exuberance’, a show by Glen Josselsohn. 1 - 31 August, `The Viewing’, a show by Juli Jana. Shop 7, Ballito Lifestyle Centre. T. 032 946 1937. www.imbizogallery.co.za
Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery Currently showing in the First Floor Galleries, SA Landscapes: “Storm in the Wheat fields” - History of the Tatham Art Gallery 1903 to 1974. Cnr of Chief Albert Luthuli (Commercial) Rd & Church Str. (Opposite City Hall). T. 033 392 2801. www.tatham.org.za
Newcastle Carnegie Art Gallery Until 30 July, `ELC Art & Craft Centre, Rorkes Drift’. Tapestries, Pottery and graphics produced at Rorkes Drift and from the permanent collection are on display. Artists include Dinah Molefe,Allina
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Underberg The Underberg Studio Set in a delightful garden facing the mountains, the gallery specializes in landscape photography & ceramics. Owned by photographer Lawrance Brennon and his potter wife, CatherineÿBrennon, the gallery is regularly updated with their latest work. 21 Ridge Rd, Underberg. Signage from R617. T. 033 701 2440. www.underbergstudio.co.za ArtEC - EPSAC Community Art Centre YADP and Artworks for Youth Exhibition. A combined exhibition of Young Artists Development Program and Artworks For Youth. These consist of students from ZAMA in New Brighton and St Thomas and Joe SLovo where they are introduced to different media. 36 Bird Street, Centra, Port Elizabeth. Tel. 041 585 3641. www.artecpe.co.za Fischers Art Gallery Fischers is the first established Jewelllers in SA. This historical site, with one of the oldest lifts still in use, has been transformed into an exquisite gallery. It’s unique Art Nouveau architecture houses a display of fine art by many renowned EC Artists as well as gift ware. 1 Park Drive, PE. T. 041 585 6755. C. 082 460 6483 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Until 21 July, `Ethna Frankenfeld: 2010 Biennial Award Winner’, exploring themes that have preoccupied the artist throughout her career as a printmaker. Until 14 July, “Exploring the Art of the Eastern Cape 1900 - 2013”, a reflection on trend-setters of the past and the innovators who are shaping the art of the future. Until 16 Sept, `Transforming The Everyday Into Art’, artists using found objects in ways that challenges the boundary between art and the everyday. 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth. T. 041 506 2000. www.artmuseum.co.za Ron Belling Art Gallery 30 Park Drive, P.E. T. 041ÿ586 3973. www.ronbelling.co.za
Northern Cape Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery 24 July - 18 August, David Walters & Friends - ‘Legacy’. A group exhibition of ceramists from all over SA, exhibiting work that celebrates the immense influence of the lecturers and alumni, past and present, of the Centre for Visual Arts, UKZN, as well as teachers and mentors in ceramics in SA. Cullinan Crescent, Civic Centre, Kimberley. T. 053 8311724/5. www.whag.co.za
Western Cape Cape Town /A Word of Art 66 Albert Road, Woodstock Exchange. C. 083 300 9970. www.a-word-of-art.co.za Absolut Art Gallery Permanent exhibition with the best Masters and Contemporary artists, namely: JH Pierneef, Gerard Sekoto, Hugo Naude, Adriaan Boshoff, Frans Oerder, Tinus De Jongh, Cecil Skotnes, JEA Volschenk, William Kentridge, amongst others Shop 43 Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre, Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Valley, Bellville. T. 021 914 2846. www.absolutart.co.za. Art.b Until 19 July, `Monochrome’ (Forthcoming: Vuleka). A group exhibition including Elizabeth Gunther, Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen, Milene Rust,Shany van den Bergh, Alex Hamilton, Brahm van Zyl,Vernon Swart. Vuleka entries: 22- 26 July. Library Centre, Carel van Aswegen Street, Bellville. T. 021 917 1197 www.artb.co.za ArtMark Providing a diverse range of original and investment artworks, from established professionals, to upcoming superb talented artists. We cater for the private and corporate markets. Commissions are taken Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie Road. C. 082 303 6798. www.artmark.co.za
Artvark Gallery New artists at Artvark. Artvark welcomes the work of Charles Unwin and Philip Badenhorst to the gallery. Both artists specialize in oil and acrylic paint, a selection of their latest work are on show. 48 Main Road, Kalk Bay, 7975, Cape Town. T. 021 788 5584. www.artvark.org Ashbey’s Galleries Antiques and fine art auctioneers and appraisers. 43-51 Church Str, CT. T. 021 423 8060. www.ashbeysgalleries.co.za The AVA Gallery 1 - 26 July, `Parking Lots’ by Patrick Latimer; `ArtThrob Print Collection’, a group Exhibition and the ArtReach Fundraising Exhibition. 35 Church Street, Cape Town. Tel. 021 424 7436. www.ava.co.za Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery 3rd Floor, 9 Barron st, Woodstock. T. 021 447 2396. C. 084 409 6801 www.alexhamilton.co.za Allderman Gallery 6 - 30 July, `Cakes And All Of That’, a pop up exhibition featuring works by various artists. The Allderman POP UP gallery invites viewers to muse with a smile. Newlands Quarter, Dean Street, Newlands. T. 083 556 2540 www.alldermangallery.co.za The Avital Lang Gallery Two Oceans House, Surrey Place, Mouille Point. (Next to Newport Deli) T. 021 439 2124. www.avitallang.com Barnard Gallery 25 July - 29 August, `Point of view: Contemporary South African Photography’. Including work by Lien Botha, Stephen Inggs, Svea Josephy, Graeme Williams, David Southwood, Gary Van Wyk and Dillon Marsh, amongst others. 55 Main street Newlands 7700. T. 021 671 1553. www.barnardgallery.com Blank Projects Until 6 July, `Save it ‘til the Morning After’, Jan-Henri Booyens. 18 July - 10 August, an exhibition by Kerry Chaloner and Nico Krijno. 113-115 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock. C. 072 507 5951. www.blankprojects.com Bronze Age A multifunctional art foundry specialising in casting of bronze sculpture, as well as undertaking sculpture, interior and architectural commission work. Woodstock Foundry, 160 Albert Rd, Woodstock. T. 021 447 3914 http://bronzeage.co.za/ Brundyn + Gonsalves 71 Loop Str, CT. T. 021 424 5150. www.brundyngonsalves.com The Cape Gallery 4 - 27 July, `Invocation’, an exhibition of sculpture and artwork to be opened in conjunction with art night. Participating artists include: Tyrone Appolis, Loni Drager, David Etherington, Patrick Holo, Thami Kitty, Christopher Langley, Isaac Makeleni, Billy Mandindi, Shephard Mbanya, amongst others. 60 Church Str, CT. T. 021 423 5309. www.capegallery.co.za Carmel Art Dealers in fine art, exclusive distributers of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings. Cape Quarter Square, 27 Somerset Rd, Green Point. T. 021 4213333ÿ www.carmelart.co.za Casa Labia Gallery Until 21 July, `Portals’, by Anthea Delmotte. Walkabout (with some of the artists whose portraits are included in the show) on Sat 6 July, from 11am. Luncheon follows and will be at R90 per head. Booking essential. The Casa Labia Cultural Centre will be closed Tuesday the 2nd of July due to evening functions, as well as from 22 to 30 July for annual maintenance. Also closed from 21 July to 8 August for maintenance and upgrades. Casa Labia Cultural Centre, 192 Main Rd, Muizenberg. T. 021 788 6068 www.casalabia.co.za The Cellar Private Gallery The Cellar Private Gallery deals exclusively in original and investment art, offering works by a variety of renowned and upcoming SA artists. 12 Imhoff Str, Welgemoed, Bellville. T. 021 913 4189. www.thecellargallery.co.za Christie’s International Auctioneers. Juliet Lomberg, Independent Consultant. T. 021 761 2676. www.christies.com
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WESTERN CAPE | GALLERY GUIDE Christopher Moller Art 19 - 21 July, showing at the National Antiques and Decorative Arts Faire, Exhibition 1 from 10am to 6pm at the Sandton Convention Centre. 7 Kloofnek Rd, Gardens, C T. T. 021 422 1599. www.christophermollerart.co.za Clementina Ceramics Contemporary Ceramics. Clementina van der Walt and other South African leading ceramists. Shop c 101/b, The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock. Tel. 021 447 1398. www.clementina.co.za Commune.1 Gallery 64 Wale Street, CT. T. 021 423 5600. Contact Leigh-Anne Niehaus. www.commune1.com Culture - Urban + Contemporary Gallery Until 6 July, `Pretend Pretend’, new works on canvas by Frank van Reenen. First Floor, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Rd, Woodstock. T. 021 447 3533 email@example.com Dante Art & Decor A modern art gallery since 1995.Proudly South African art, ceramics, gifts and decor.Furnishing your home with a modern touch of beauty. Shop L90, Cavendish Square, Claremont. C. 082 268 9997 www.danteartgallery.co.za David Krut Projects Cape Town Until 31 August, `The Benediction of Shade’ is a group exhibition featuring a selection of artists who have engaged with the figure, idea or metaphor of the forest or the tree in different ways and through various media. amongst others. Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, CT. Tel. 021 685 0676. http://davidkrutprojects.com/ Donald Greig Gallery & Foundry Private Gallery permanently exhibiting artworks of Donald Greig. Foundry is open to the public to observe the time-honoured cire purdue (lost wax) casting technique - a process virtually unchanged for 5000 years. Bronze pouring can be viewed every Tues, Wed and Thurs at 11 am. Please call us to confirm time. West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront. T. 021 418 0003. www.donaldgreig.com
EBONY Cape Town Until end August, continuation of `The Print Show’. EBONY Cape Town in collaboration with David Krut Projects has some new additional works to add - a selection of editioned work produced at the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW). Artists include William Kentridge, Deborah Bell, Diane Victor, Senzo Shabangu and Stephen Hobbs. 67 Loop Steet, Cape Town, CBD. 021 424 9985. www.ebonydesign.co.za Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyor of fine arts,ÿantiquesÿand objects d’art. Emphasis on finding beautiful, interesting pieces both locally and internationally. 11A Wolfe Str, Chelsea Village, Wynberg. T. 021 762 7983. firstname.lastname@example.org The Photographers Gallery za & Erdmann Contemporary Until 20 July, `A Re-Drawn Conclusion’. Previously on view at the NWU Botanical Garden Gallery in Potchefstroom, will go on view at this gallery. Work by Carla Erasmus, Brent Meistre, Brendhan Dickerson, Jan Neethling, Wilhelm Saayman, Themba Shibase, Diana Hyslop & Manfred Zylla. 24 July - 24 August, save the date for Norwegian-born and Londonbased self taught photographer, Espen Krukhaug’s first solo exhibition in Cape Town. Krukhaug will present a short lecture on 25 July at the gallery. 63 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town. Tel. 214 222762. www.erdmanncontemporary.co.za Everard Read, Cape Town 31 July - 21 August, `Possessed’, a group exhibition of still lives, exploring the complexity of our relationship with objects. 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront. Tel. 021 418 4527. www.everard-read-capetown.co.za 34FineArt 1 July - 17 August, `From the Gallery Collection’ (Group Exhibition): Asha Zero, Jade Doreen Waller, Warren Petersen, Lionel Smit, Mr. Brainwash, Norman. Open on Saturdays and by appointment. 34 Fine Art, Second Floor, Hills Building, Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock Tel. T 021 461 1863, Cell. 072 536 7109. www.34fineart.com / www.vgallery.co.za The Framery Art Gallery 67g Regent Road, Seapoint. T. 021 434 5022. C. 078 122 7793.
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The Framing Place 46 Lower Main rd, Observatory. T. 021 447 3988. firstname.lastname@example.org G2 Art G2 Art is a permanent gallery situated in the CBD district of Cape Town, offeringÿ a diverse range of affordable contemporary art and sculpture by South African artists including Cornelia Stoop, Uwe Pfaff, Adolf Tega, Nicole Pletts and many others. 61 Shortmarket Street. Tel. 021 424 7169. www.g2art.co.za Ghuba Gallery Closed for annual holiday until 16 July. 73 Victoria Ave, Hout Bay. T. 021 790 0772. www.ghubagallery.com Goodman Gallery Cape Town Until 13 July, `Umama’, a show by Jabulani Patrick Dhlamini. 3rd Floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock. T. 021 462 7573/4 www.goodman-gallery.com Gold of Africa Museum 96 Strand Str. T. 021 405 1540. email@example.com Heather Auer Art and Sculpture Original paintings, sculptures and ceramics by Heather Auer and other SA artists. Quayside Centre, Wharf Street, Simonstown. T. 021 786 1309. www.heatherauer.com Hout Bay Gallery 26 July - 9 August, `Egos and Shegos’, by Ian Simons. A body of work that explores the ego. Please join us for a glass of wine on the opening - Friday 26th at 6pm. 71 Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay. T. 021 790 3618. www.houtbaygallery.co.za Infin Art Gallery 2 branches: Wolfe Str, Chelsea Village, Wynberg. T. 021 761 2816 & Buitengracht Str, CT. T. 021 423 2090. www.infinart.co.za Irma Stern Museum Cecil Rd, Rosebank, CT. T. 021 685 5686. www.irmastern.co.za
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WESTERN CAPE | GALLERY GUIDE Iziko SA National Gallery Until 28 July, `Umhlaba 1913-2013 Commemorating the 1913 Land Act’. A photographicÿexhibition giving visitors the opportunity to follow a century-long journey into the history of the land,ÿinto land struggles, forced labour and child labour, removals, and last ditch stands. 25 Queen Victoria Str, CT. T. 021 467 4660. www.iziko.org.za Iziko Michaelis Collection Ongoing: Dutch works from the 17th-20th centuries in Iziko collections. Iziko Michaelis Collection, Old Town House, Greenmarket Square. T. 021 4813800. www.iziko.org.za Iziko Castle of Good Hope Buitenkant Str, opp. the Grand Parade. T. 021 464 1262. www.iziko.org.za
Provenance Auction House Auctioneers of Fine Art, Antiques and Home Luxury. 8 Vrede str, Gardens, CT. T. 021 461 8009 www.provenanceart.co.za Red! The Gallery Vibrant art gallery & cafe situated in the Constantia Winelands area. Featuring works by Andrew Cooper, Derric van Rensburg, David Kuijers, Michael Waters and Wakaba Mutheki to name a few. Shop G9 & 10 Steenberg Village Shopping Centre , Reddam Avenue, Tokai. Tel. 021 7010886. www.redthegallery.co.za Rialto Art Centre Ongoing exhibition by local artists. 22 Mill Str, Strand. T. 021 853 8061. email@example.com
Johans Borman Fine Art `Allusions of Abstraction’. A selection of abstract works by SA Masters and Contemporary artists including Walter Battiss, Pranas Domsaitis, May Hillhouse, Erik Laubscher and Douglas Portway, as well as Philip Barlow, Marlene von Drckheim, Hussein Salim, Anton Chapman and Wehrner Lemmer. 16 Kildare Road, Newlands. Tel. 021 683 6863. www.johansborman.co.za
Rose Korber Art 1 - 31 July, Recent Prints By Major Artists. Exciting showcase of recent, limited-edition prints by leading, contemporary South African artists, including William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa, Robert Hodgins, Deborah Bell, Diane Victor, Claudette Schreuders, Pamela Stretton and Anton Kannemeyer. 48 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay, CT. Tel. 021 438 9152. Cell. 083 261 1173 / 082 781 6144. www.rosekorberart.com
Kalk Bay Modern 1st Floor, Olympia Buildings, 136 Main Rd, Kalk Bay. T.021 788 6571 www.kalkbaymodern.com
Rosendal Art & Framing 23 Oxford Str, Durbanville. T. 021 976 8232. www.rosendalframing.co.za
Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Fine art bronze foundry offering a sculpture and casting service for artists as well as commissions for corporate and private collectors. We have four in-house sculptors producing their own work and overseeing the daily operation. 11 Windsor Rd, Kalk Bay. T. 021 788 8736. C. 073 180 7209. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rudd’s Auctioneers Antique, Fine and Decorative Art. 87 Bree Str, CT. T.021 426 0384. C. 083 406 4261. www.rudds.co.za
Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery A selection of artworks by new and prominent SA artists and SA old Masters. 31 Kommandeur Rd, Welgemoed, Bellville. T.ÿ021 913 7204/5 www.artpro.co.za The Lisa King Gallery Specializing in top SA abstract/contemporary art, sculpture and exotic glassware. Cape Quarter Piazza, 72 Waterkant Street, Green Point. T. 021 421 3738 www.lisaking.co.za The Lovell Gallery 9 July - 8 August, `The Unsung Hymns of Clay’. International Environmental artist, Manav Gupta, shows his travelling exhibition. For the first time, artworks from this collection will be available for purchase. 139 Albert Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 447 5918. www.lovellgallery.co.za Lutge Gallery Ongoing exhibition. Work by John Murray,Christo Giles,Lisa Ringwood,Clementina,Kenneth Baker,Sandra Hanekom & tables by Allan Lutge. 109 Loop St,Cape Town. Tel. 021 424 8448. www.lutge.co.za MM Galleries Shop 3, 31 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town. T. 082 739 7567. www.mmgalleries.co.za Michaelis Galleries University of Cape Town, 31 - 37 Orange St, CT. T. 021 480 7170 www.michaelis.uct.ac.za Mogalakwena Gallery Until 19 Dec, `A Glimpse - Dress & Fashion in Africa’. Garments and accessories from numerous African countries are for sale. The 3rd floor is dedicated to works by craft artists of the Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation. 3 Church Street, between Adderly St and St-George’s Mall, CT. T. 021 424 74 88. C. 083 460 6460. www.mogalakwena.com Quincy’s Antiques Art and Collectables Shop 8, Riverside Mall, Main Rd, Rondebosch. T. 021 685 1986 email@example.com The Pot Luck Club Gallery Contact curator Las Madurasinghe on 074 180 4895 The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock. www.thepotluckclub.co.za
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Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Until 18 July, `Theo P. Vorster and Miniatures Group Exhibition’, Theo Paul Vorster is delighted to present some of his recent Monotypes and Lino prints at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, 10 Wellington Road, Durbanville. Also exhibiting in Salon A is a group exhibition of Miniatures by various artists. 10 Wellington Rd, Durbanville. T.021 976 4691. www.rust-en-vrede.com Sally Louw Gallery 77 Roodebloem Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town. T.072 713 8907 firstname.lastname@example.org Salon 91 Until 20 July, ‘One In A Million’, a group exhibition of original work by emerging local talents proudly presented by Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection. 91 Kloof Str, Gardens, CT. T 021 424 6930. www.salon91.co.za Sophea Gallery & Tibetan Teahouse 2 Harrington Rd, Seaforth, Simonstown. T. 021 786 1544 www.sopheagallery.com South African Print Gallery 109 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 462 6851. www.printgallery.co.za Sanlam Art Gallery 2 Strand Rd, Bellville. T. 021 947 3359. www.sanlam.co.za SMAC Art Gallery, CT 9 July -14 Sept, `A Retrospective Exhibition’ by Simon Stone at the Standard Bank Art Gallery in Johannesburg. 1 August - 5 Sept, `Don’t Jump Off Bridge’ÿby Luiza Cachalia and `Between Object and Place’ by Helen A. Pritchard. In-Fin-Art Building, Buitengracht Str. T. 021 422 5100. www.smacgallery.com StateoftheArt.co.za Gallery Selected works on show include paintings by Lizelle Kruger, Joanne Reen, Michaela Rinaldi and Lisette Forsyth, as well as a series of monoprints by Sam Macholo. Visit online gallery for a full inventory of available artwork. 61 Shortmarket Street. T. 021 801 4710. www.StateoftheArt.co.za Stephan Welz & Co Cape Town Established in 1968, Stephan Welz & Co provides a wide range of services across a full spectrum of Decorative and Fine Arts. Our areas of specialisation include South African Masters and Contemporary Art, Silver, Jewellery, Watches, Clocks, Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics, Books, Maps, Stamps, Gold Coins and Collectable Cars. Forthcoming Auction, Cape Town: 1 & 2 October 2013 (Consignments close mid July) The Great Cellar, Alphen Estate, Alphen Drive, Constantia. T. 021 794 6461. www.stephanwelzandco.co.za
Stevenson Cape Town Until 20 July, two solo exhibitions running concurrently: `Le Monde’ by Meschac Gaba and `Kgoro Ya Go Tswa: Even If You Fall From A Circle’, by Dineo Seshee Bopape. 25 July - 31 August, two exhibitions running concurrently: `Work’ by Simon Gush and `The Borderlands’ by Jo Ractliffe. Ground Floor, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 462 1500. www.stevenson.info Strauss & Co South African & International Art, Furniture, Silver, Ceramics, Glass & Jewellery. We are currently sourcing consignments for our forthcoming auction in CT which takes place on 21 October. Entries close on 19 July. The Oval, First Floor, Colinton House, 1 Oakdale Road, Newlands. T. 021 683 6560. www.straussart.co.za The Studio Kalk Bay Until 10 July, `Light Play’, an exhibtion by Laulrel Holmes. 25 July - 7 August, `Standing On Fishes/Fragments’, by Marcelle Sprong and Jo Anne Merrit. Main Rd, Kalk Bay. C. 083 778 2737. thestudiokalkbay.co.za The Art Connection An online gallery curated by Priscilla Schoonbee, offering top class artwork by established and up-and-coming artists. C. 082 463 6307 www.theartconnection.co.za What if the World/Gallery Until 6 July, `Pattern Language’, a solo exhibition by Rodan Kane Hart. 1 Argyle Str. Woodstock, CT. T. 021 802 3111. www.whatiftheworld.com Windermere House The private art collection of Cape Town based artist Rachelle Bomberg, showcasing large, mystical/surreal abstract oils. Artist available by appointment. 58 Windermere rd, Muizenberg. T. 021 788 1333. www.artbomberg.com Worldart Gallery 54 Church Street, Cape Town CBD. T. 021 423 3075. www.worldart.co.za
Breede River Edna Fourie Gallery Main rd, McGregor. C. 083 302 5538. www.ednafouriegallery.co.za
Carlitzdorp Kraaldoring Gallery Group Exhibition: Ceramics (Clementina van der Walt and others) Graphics, Photography. Open irregular periods and by appointment only. Groenfontein Road, 11kms outside Calitzdorp. T. 825757969. www.clementina.co.za Marinda Combrink Studio & Gallery Currently showing recent paintings and drawings by Marinda Combrinck. 33 Andries Pretorius Street, Calitzdorp. C. 079 968 1588 www.marindacombrinck.co.za
Clanwilliam Kunshuis Contact Stephanie Stone for more info: 083 675 5606 14 Main Rd, Clanwilliam. T. 027 482 1940. email@example.com
De Rust Portal Gallery An intimate gallery with works by selected contemporary artists, including Hermann Niebuhr, Estelle Marais and Diane McLean. 41 Schoeman Str, De Rust. C. 082 297 6977. firstname.lastname@example.org Village Art Gallery Ongoing exhibition with work by artists Mariaan Kotze, Glendine, Diane McLean, Neels Coetzee, Duggie du Toit, Ann Gadd, Karien Boonzaaier, Bill Strapp, Estelle Marais, Kevin Standly, Ella, Marianne Vorster and Lana van Blerk, amongst others. 29 Schoeman Str, De Rust, T. 044 241 2014. email@example.com
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Gordon Froud with his clock ‘There’s only Alice’, steel engraving, plating and acid. Ralph Borland and Elaine du Plessis look through Rina Stutzer’s work ‘Glitter and Doom’. Marc Alexander with his ‘Bad as me’, oil and steel wire on vinyl. David Brits — with David Brits. Ivan Vaschenk helps his daughter Cara look through Rina Stutzer’s work ‘Glitter and Doom’ / Mark Russel Harris gives a Tom Waits impression. / Artist Wilma Cruise listens to the speeches. Gordon Froud who organised Tom Waits For No Man / Speeches given by Gordon Froud, who organised Tom Waits For No Man and Grande Provence Gallery Curator Carina Durandt. Diane Victor chats with Maik Kobald
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Franschhoek Art in the Yard Introducing a new artist Sally Berg, glorious visions of the female form suspended in ribbons of time, memory and emotion. Exhibiting works from both local and international artists with a number of themes and different media. Resident artists include British artist Orlanda Broom, Kenyan artist Alexandra Spyratos, South African artists Johannes Du Plessis, Richard Scott, Vanessa Berlein and Lindsay Patton and more. The Yard, 38 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 4280. http://artintheyard.co.za/ EBONY Winter Group Show. New works by Tanya Swiegers, Olaf Bisschoff, Richard Smith, Shany van den Berg, Otto du Plessis and others. Continuation of Ardmore exhibition. Also on show recent acquisitions by classic artists including Lionel Abrams, Fred Schimmel, Gordon Vorster, Leon de Bliquy and Gerard Sekoto. 4 Franschhoek Square, 32 Huguenot Street. T. 021 876 4477 www.ebonydesign.co.za Is Art Le Quartier Fran‡ais, 16 Huguenot Str, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 8443 www.is-art.co.za The Gallery at Grande Provence Until 28 August, `1969’, David Brits’ second solo exhibition. A series of drawings based on a small family archive of personal photographs and newspaper clippings relating to that time,ÿ`1969’ÿoffers both a window into an unusual event from the past, as well as a glimpse into the life of Brits’ grandfather - a man he hardly knew. Main Rd, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 8630. www.grandeprovence.co.za
George Cape Palette Art Gallery Engen Centre, CJ Langenhoven Str, Heatherlands. T. 044 873 6581 www.capepalette.co.za Crouse Art Gallery Original paintings by well known South African Artists: Anton Benzon, Carla Bosch, Maria, Gerrit Roon, Makiwa, Danielle Novella and many more. Shop no 83, Garden Route Mall, George / 368 Ontdekkers rd Flrorida Park, Roodepoort, Jhb. T 044 887 0361 / 011 672 3821. www.artdealers.co.za Strydom Gallery New works by Guy Du Toit, Pauline Gutter, Clare Menck, Jaco Sieberhagen, David Brown, Sarel Petrus, Willem Boshoff, William Kentridge and Simon Stone. 79 Market Str, George. T. 044 874 4027. www.artaffair.co.za
Adele Claudia Fouche Ongoing exhibition. The artist exhibits her works which are mainly concerned with light. Adele also offers workshops and retreats in this beautiful setting. Oak&Vigne Centre, Ds Botha str, Greyton. T. 082 522 4010. L’Agulhas Shell, Sealife & Art Experience `Experience Shells’. A permanent exhibition that houses original art and constructions by Mosie Hope. View the shell cladding on the gallery walls and the educational shell collection. Seasonally open. 8 Golf street, L’Agulhas. T. 082 296 0144. www.seashellhouse.co.za
Mossel Bay Artbeat Gallery Group Exhibition by Artists: Cara Steyn, Mariette Maarschalk, Leigh van Olst, Mariaan Kotze and more. 35 Gys Smalberger Street, Mossel Bay CBD. Tel. 081 356 5295. www.artandclaymosselbay.co.za Art@39Long Quaint gallery,set in a delightful garden. Carefully selected art, complemented by beautiful ceramics and designer craft to be enjoyed in a warm and friendly village on the Garden Route. 39 Longstreet, Great Brakriver. Cell 082 576 3338. www.artat39long.wozaonline.co.za
Hermanus Abalone Gallery Unitl 31 July, `Winter Exhibition’. Group exhibition by established artists including Lionel Abrams, Lien Botha, Nils Burwitz, Christo Coetzee, Hannes Harrs, Elzaby Laubscher, Judith Mason, Lynette
ten Krooden, Carl Roberts, Fred Schimmel, Susanna Swart and Louis van Heerden. 2 Harbour Road (The Courtyard) ) Hermanus. Tel. 028 313 2935. www.abalonegallery.co.za Art Amble Hermanus Village Ten diverse and unique Galleries all within walking distance in the heart of Hermanus Village. Four resident artists’ studios to visit. Collect your Art Amble Guide at any one of the Galleries in Main Rd or at the Hermanus Tourism Office. Terry Kobus: C. 083 259 8869. firstname.lastname@example.org Originals Gallery The art studio and gallery of Terry Kobus. See the artist at work in his studio and view his latest paintings in an intimate gallery space. Shop 22 Royal Centre, 141 Main Rd. Tel. 083 259 8869. www.spinman.co.zaÿ Rossouw Modern Art Gallery Hermanus Until 4 August, Bastiaan van Stenis’ first international solo exhibition in Holland at Dejavu Galerie Podium. Visit website for more details. 3 Harbour Rd, Hermanus. T. 028 313 2222. www.rossouwmodern.co.za
Oudtshoorn ArtKaroo Gallery 107 Baron van Reede, Oudtshoorn. T. 044 279 1093. www.artkaroo.co.za Rosenhof Art Gallery As part of the Klein Karoo Klassique (8-11 August 2013) Lisl Barry andÿRichard Henley present an exhibition that is an inspiring visual pause between the music. The exhibition will continue until 15 September.Baron van Reede Str. C. 082 7696 993/044 2722232. /www.richardhenley.co.za
Paarl Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. 270 Main Str, Paarl. T. 021 872 5030. www.houtstreetgallery.co.za
myTILE at Southern Art Ceramic Design `Fynbos & Proteas’, Hele’ Oosthuizen presents new ceramic arttiles & murals. Hemel & Aarde Village, Sandbaai, Hermanus. C. 083 232 9238. www.arttilegallery.com
The Art Business Contemporary Gallery and Art Consultancy 17 Main Str, Piketberg. C. 083ÿ739 6196. email@example.com
Village Art Gallery The gallery was established in 2006 by artist and owner Brian Robertson, who exhibits work in both oil and watercolour. Hemel en Aarde Village. T. 028 316 3355. www.villageartgallery.co.za
Walker Bay Art Gallery View the wide selection of paintings, sculpture & ceramics by established as well as up-and-coming SA artists. 171 Main Rd. 028 312 2928. www.walkerbayartgallery.co.za Willie Botha Sculpture Gallery The studio and gallery of sculptor Willie Botha. Visit the sculptor in his studio upstairs to view latest work in progress. Paintings by Pieter Vermaak and Johan Calitz are also exhibited. 171 Main str, Hermanus. T. 028 313 2304. www.williebothasculptures.com
Knysna Dale Elliott Art Galleries Leaders of the painting course concept in South Africa. Shop 11, Knysna Mall Shopping Centre, Main Rd. T. 044 382 5646 www.daleelliott.co.za A Different Drummer A collection of works by South African Masters. Thesen House, 6 Long Street, Knysna. T. 044 382 5107. www.finearts.co.za Knysna Fine Art A Collection Of Paintings By Xakasa Nomandla: an exhibition of works from the Read Family Collection. Thesen House, 6 Long Str, Knysna. T. 044 382 5107. www.finearts.co.za Lynn Schaefer Gallery Artworks and ceramics by SA artists including Derric van Rensburg, Ann Nosworthy, Darryl Legg and Lynn Schaefer. Thesen House, 6 Long Street. C. 072 174 4907. www.lyndos.co.za. Sally Bekker Art Studio Ongoing exhibition of recent watercolour and oil paintings. Woodmill Lane, Main rd, Knysna. C.082 342 3943. firstname.lastname@example.org The Knysna Art Gallery Until 13 July, `Lifting the Roof off’, by Helen Mudge. Old Gaol Complex, cnr of Main and Queen Street. T. 044 382 7124 email@example.com
Langebaan Bay Gallery Bay Gallery supports excellent, local artists, many of whom are members of S.A.S.A. All mediums exhibited. Marra Square, Bree St. C. 073 304 8744. www.baygallery.co.za
Lookout Art Gallery Featuring a wide variety of both new and well-loved artists, including Fiona Rowett, Jocelyn Boyley, Sue Kemp and Gail Darroll, amongst others. Main Str, Plettenberg Bay. T. 044 533 2210. firstname.lastname@example.org Old Nick Village Housed in an historic farm complex surrounded by lush gardens, Old Nick Village comprises a varied selection of individual shops and galleries showcasing some of the best of South African creative manufacturers and fine artists. Easy access from the N2 highway, 3km east of Plett. T. 044 533 1395. www.oldnickvillage.co.zaÿ
Port Owen The West Coast Art Gallery 31 August - 16 Sept, `Flower Season on the West Coast’. Various artists will be displaying their compositions of flowers as seen on the West Coast. Shop 2 Harbour Centre, Port Owen, Velddrif. T. 082 460 6650. www.westcoastartgallery.co.za
Prince Albert Prince Albert Gallery Established in 2003, the gallery always has an eclectic mix of art on display. 57 Church Str, Prince Albert. T. 023 541 1057. www.princealbertgallery.co.za
Riebeek Kasteel The Gallery - Riebeek Kasteel Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel. C. 083 653 3697. email@example.com
Robertson Robertson Art Gallery We specialise in original art by more than 60 top South African artists. 3 Voortrekker Road. Tel. 023 626 5364. www.robertsonartgallery.co.za
Somerset West Gallery 91 91 Andries Pretorius Str.ÿT. 021 852 6700. www.gallery91.co.za Liebrecht Art Gallery 34 OudehuisStr, Somerset West. T. 021 852 8030. www.liebrechtgallery.com Wallace Hulley Gallery 27 Silverboomkloof Rd. C. 083 268 4356. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Stellenbosch Art at Tokara `The Garden’, a collection of nature-inspired artworks until end August , featuring artists from Kirsten Sims and Matthew Kay to Clifford M’Pai and Irma Stern. Crest of the Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch. T.021 808 5900 www.juliameintjes.co.za Art on 5 A studio gallery run by 3 local artists exhibiting their work. Subject matter ranges from still life’s, local landscapes and vineyard scenes, portraits, and ceramics. 7b Andringa Str. T. 021 887 7234. C. 072 249 3312. email@example.com D-Street Gallery `Vanitas 2013’. A group exhibition with 20 painters, curated by Clare Menck will be on until 15 July. Includes paintings by Ingrid Winterbach, Johann Louw, Walter Meyer, Anton Karstel, Henk Serfontein, Pauline Gutter, Simon Stone, Andries Gouws, Clare Menck and others. 112 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch. Tel. 021-8832337. www.dstreetgallery.com Rupert Museum Showcasing the unique private art collection of Anton and Huberte Rupert. Stellentia Ave. T. 021 888 3344. www.rupertmuseum.org
Sasol Art Museum Until 20 July, `Solipses V’, by Wim Botha (Wordfees Artist 2013). 52 Ryneveld Str, Stellenbosch. T. 021 808 3691. firstname.lastname@example.org Slee Gallery 25 July - 7 August, `Verse in Komberse’, by Marie Schoeman. Creative quilting and embroidered phrases on fabrics collected on the artist’s travels through Africa. 101 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch. T. 021 887 3385. www.slee.co.za/gallery SMAC Art Gallery Until 13 July, `In Retro: Seventy-Year Career Survey (1943 - 2013)’ by Hannatjie van der Wat. 18 July - 31 August, `At The Quiet Limit’ by Jake Aikman 1st Floor, De Wet Centre, Church Str. T. 021 887 3607. www.smacgallery.com Stellenbosch Art Gallery An extensive selection ofÿpaintings, sculpture, handmade glassÿ&ÿceramicsÿby selected Western Cape artists are on offer to the discerning buyer. 34 Ryneveld Str. T. 021 887 8343. www.stellenboschartgallery.co.za US Art Gallery Closed for renovation until 31 October. C/o Dorp & Bird str, Stellenbosch. T. 021 828 3489. www.sun.ac.za/usmuseum
Swellendam Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery Representing a variety of established and up-and-coming South African artists. 19 Swellengrebel str, Swellendam. T. 028 5142905. www.kunstehuijs.com Die Steg Art Galery 1 Voortrek Str, Swellendam. 028 514 2521. email@example.com
Villiersdorp Dale Elliott Art Gallery 80 Main Rd, Villiersdorp.T. 028 840 2927. www.daleelliott.co.za
Wilderness Beatrix Bosch Studio Unique works in leather, paintings & photography can be viewed at her studio. 57 Die Duin, Wilderness. T. 044 877 0585. www.beatrixbosch.co.za Pharoah Art Gallery Featuring a collection of Peter Pharoah’s fine art originals & prints including rich colourful portraits, African wildlife and textured abstracts inspired by his travels. Wilderness Centre, George Road. T. 044 877 0265. www.peterpharoah.com
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(Top) Modern Miniatures Emma O’Brien Nina Allchurch and Lisa_Mari StrydomJPG Modern Miniatures exhibition at the ART Gallery in Nelson Mandela Bay . (Middle) Fanie Scholtz and Paul Birchall viewing Theo Paul Vorster Monotypes at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery. (Below) From the left, artists exhibiting at Vanitas - Kennett Sinclair, Clare Menck (curator), Annelie Venter, Ingrid Winterbach, Henk Serfontein, Adries Gouws, Johann Louw D-Street Gallery
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Reinhold Cassirer Award Winner 2013
Top: Asanda Kupa, Susie Goodman, Ruarc Peffers . Below: David Koloane, Stephan Welz, Pat Mautloa
David Koloane, Stephan Welz, Pat Mautloa Numerous young artists in South Africa lack access to art education and art production facilities. The Reinhold Cassirer Award, supported by Nadine Gordimer and Strauss & Co auction house, is aimed at talented young painters and drawers whose work shows great potential, but who have had limited access to artistic opportunities. This year, Nadine Gordimer in conjunction with Strauss & Co and the Bag Factory, are delighted to announce that painter, Asanda Kupa, has been selected as the 2013 Reinhold Cassirer Award winner. Asanda’s story starts in Molteno, a small Karoo town situated eighty kilometres north-west of Queenstown. He discovered his passion for art in school, where he illustrated super-heroes and soldiers to the delight of his friends. Unfortunately, like many in his generation, Asanda’s passion was subdued by a broad-based emphasis on commercial and business skills, and very limited art facilities. He found himself struggling alongside his peers with maths
and business studies. Like many in his generation he completed school with University exemption, but could not afford a tertiary degree. In 2004, partially employed as a waiter, Asanda hit rock bottom. His fate seemed restricted to the limited opportunities available to citizens in Molteno: sheep farming or working at the Ouma Rusks factory. This is when he started painting again and when he rediscovered his creative calling. Asanda’s tale after 2004 is one of a man passionate about art, driven to succeed against the pressures of family, society and situation. He proactively took every opportunity he could to improve himself and his work. Apart from achieving a diploma in visual arts from Walter Sisulu University, highlights in his artistic journey include assisting artist Aleta Michaletos, revitalizing the Molteno Museum, and participating in an artist’s ‘bootcamp’ coordinated by Churchill Madikida. He came to Johannesburg at the beginning of 2012 and while assisting at Art Jamming in Melrose Arch, he has continued to grow his portfolio. ‘I live in the dark corners of downtown Johannesburg City, in a room as a house by the day and a studio at night, as most artists do’, Asanda said. Influenced by the movement and colour of Gerard Sekoto’s paintings and the social-activist Banksy, Asanda sees is driven to address the social ills in society. He feels he cannot create works of beauty when the suffering of others surrounds him. ‘Last year this country was faced with a number of unfortunate events such as the Marikana Massacre’, Asanda explains. ‘As an artist I feel it is my duty to record and showcase the victims and these unfortunate events for the coming generations. I use the media to feed my expression, which I transfer to canvas. Situations like Marikana were highly emotional, where individuals disappeared into crowds, into a confused emotional haze where their individual identities are blurred in a mist of madness.’ Firmly committed to the community in Molteno, Asanda wants to return home to promote art and encourage art practices in his home community. The Bag Factory is excited to see what the next three months will hold for Asanda and we hope that this takes Asanda’s career to the next level.
Above: Images from the Wits Art Museum endowment auction hosted by Strauss & Co. SA ART TIMES. July 2013
On the business art media radar Forbes: Kathryn Tully:Six Risks To The Global Art Market in 2014 What would it take to spook the global art market? What are the biggest risks to the art market in 2014? What is the very worst thing that could happen and would that send art prices plummeting? These issues were discussed last week at a panel in New York organized by the Art Investment Council, founded by the folks at Artvest. The discussion focused on unexpected events that can and do shake the art market, such as a fire or a natural disaster, terrorism, fraud or other criminal activity. As Jonathan Crystal, principal of insurance advisers Crystal. www.forbes.com
How art auctions, posh vacations can predict a market slump Reuters: LONDON - Record prices at art auctions in recent weeks and oversubscribed holidays by private jet are among signals that a stock market slump is approaching, if followers of behavioral finance are to be believed. They insist social mood governs human action, including investment on stock markets, and their theories are gaining ground as tools for financial analysis. To gauge the mood and the likely impact on markets, behavioral analysts look at traditional measures such as investment polls and options but also at social media, including Twitter and Facebook, and even at developments in art and sport. www.abs-cbnnews.com
Paddle8 Nets $6 Million From Team of Investors Including Damien Hirst by Eileen Kinsella : Observers may continue to debate the viability and potential profitability of the online art sales space, but big money keeps flowing into it. And we mean big money. The latest announcement comes from virtual auction house Paddle8, which confirmed a total of $6 million in a new round of funding from a consortium of investors including art world luminaries Damien Hirst and White Cube gallery owner Jay Jopling, along with the Mellon family, Alexander von Furstenberg, international luxury brand Mousse Partners, and venture capital firm Founder Collective. www.blouinartinfo.com
Boom or bust for the multi-million dollar business of counterfeit art Art has become a favorite investment among those looking to shore up their cash, creating a market for forgeries often good enough to fool experts. Germany’s federal police this week exposed an entire ring of forgers.”Supremus” is the title of one of the paintings impounded during the latest art forgery raids this week, which took place in Germany, Israel, and Switzerland. It is thought to be by Kazimir Malevich, a Russian avant-garde painter, but whether it is really by him is another matter.Altogether, German federal police officers have found more than 1,000 objects in the past. www.dw.de Stolen art haul recovered from home of V&A worker Police find 2000 articles stolen by museum assistant over 23 years. Inside the vacuum-cleaner, hidden in the dust, were 21 sword guards and a jade figure A 58-year-old assistant at the Victoria and Albert Museum furnished his home with museum pieces over a period of 23 years, the West London magistrate (Mr J. L. Pratt) was told yesterday. The value of the articles was put at £3,500.Mr Pratt committed the assistant, John Andrew Nevin, of Nightingale Close, Chiswick, in custody to London. www.guardian.co.uk
SoHo Co-op Rents a Wall As Art Space Arts Group Creates ‘Reverse Graffiti’ With Rented Space By RICHARD MORGAN: Last summer, a small arts group approached the board of a co-op building at the southeast corner of West Houston and MacDougal streets with a proposition. Could the group rent wall space from the co-op for displaying a form of street art? Cassandra Giraldo for The Wall Street Journal: Chris Choi uses a power washer to clean away some paint as part of a reverse graffiti work on a West Houston Street wall. The idea was to use the space to create “reverse graffiti”—or peeling away some of the wall paint or grime to create designs by exposing. online.wsj.com
Is Crucifixion Art the Victim of Its Own Success? Images of Jesus on the cross no longer command auction prices. Pintings and sculptures of what may be the most iconic scene in the history of art—the crucifixion of Jesus—are no longer commanding the auction prices they once did.While it’s common for individual works to occasionally sell for less than they are worth, consider:In January, a late 14th-century Florentine painting of Jesus on the cross estimated between $80,000 and $120,000 sold at Sotheby’s for $86,500.An Italian Crucifixion from the same period, estimated between $100,000 and $150,000, sold for $110,500 at the same auction. www.christianitytoday.com
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10 Billionaires who spend money on art REUTERS/Steve Marcus. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com Most billionaires own art: The average billionaire holds $31 million — or .5% of their net worth — in art, according to Wealth-X, a wealth intelligence firm. But the world’s top billionaire art collectors take their hobby to the next level. Wealth-X identified the top 10 billionaire art collectors, who have an average of 18% of their net worth invested in art. Of the top 10, luxury goods tycoon Francois Pinault is the wealthiest, with around $1 billion of his $9.9 billion net worth is tied up in art. And Hollywood mogul David Geffen has the most valuable collection, with around $1.1 billion worth of art. #1 David Geffen owns $1.1 billion worth of art Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images. Net worth: $5.5 billion. % net worth invested in art: 20%. Geffen is the founder of DreamWorks Animation. He’s a collector of American artists and reportedly sold four pieces of his contemporary art collection for an estimated $421 million in 2006. They included “Number 5, 1948” by Jackson Pollock for $140 million and “Woman III” by Willem De Kooning for $137.5 million, according to Wealth-X.
#2 Steven A. Cohen owns $1 billion worth of art REUTERS/Steve Marcus. Net worth: $8.3 billion. % net worth invested in art: 12%. Cohen runs hedge fund SAC Capital. Cohen is known for dropping huge sums of money on big-name artists: he reportedly spent $137.5 million on de Kooning’s Woman III, and recently paid $155 million for a Picasso that was famously elbowed by Steve Wynn.
#3 Eli Broad owns $1 billion worth of art AP : Net worth: $6 billion. % net worth invested in art: 16.7%. Broad is the founder of both SunAmerica Inc. and KB Home. He is a major philanthropist whose foundations have assets of over $2 billion.The Broad, a Los Angeles museum he and his wife are building to house their vast collection, will open in 2014.
#4 Boris Ivanishvili owns $1 billion worth of art Bidzina Ivanishvili. AP Photo/Shakh Alvazov. Net worth: $6.4 billion. % net worth invested in art: 15.6% Ivanishvili, the wealthiest person in Georgia and the country’s current prime minister, earned his wealth from metals and banking. In 2006, he purchased “Dora Maar with Cat” by Pablo Picasso for $95 million.
#5 François Pinault owns $1 billion worth of art Flickr: Net worth: $9.9 billion. % net worth invested in art: 10.1%. Pinault runs luxury conglomerate PPR, which owns Gucci and a ton of other brands. He’s also the owner of Christie’s and an avid collector: His works are displayed in two museums in Venice and he reportedly owns some 2,000 pieces, many acquired directly from artists such as Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, according to Slate.
#6 Nasser David Khalili owns $930 million worth of art Via Wikimedia Commons. Net worth: $1 billion. % net worth invested in art: 93%. Last year, Khalili, a British-Iranian property tycoon, was named a Goodwill Ambassador.He is the world’s largest private art collector, according to Wealth-X, and much of his 25,000piece collection is exhibited in museums like the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert museum. .
#7 Norman L. Braman owns $900 million worth of art AP: Net worth: $1.6 billion. % net worth invested in art: 56.3%. Braman gained his wealth through a string of car dealerships. He has more 240 pieces of art in his collection, which he plans on selling when he dies, with the proceeds going to a foundation run by his children, according to Forbes.
#8 Doris F. Fisher owns $800 million worth of art Reuters: Net worth: $2.3 billion. % net worth invested in art: 34.8%. Fisher started The Gap with her husband in 1969.She owns more than 1,000 works, including many by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and others.
#9 Leon Black owns $750 million worth of art Reuters: Net worth: $3.4 billion. % net worth invested in art: 22.1%. Black is the founder of Apollo Global Management. In 2012, he was revealed as the buyer of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, for which he paid $120 million.
#10 Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr. owns $700 million worth of art AP: Net worth: $7.1 billion. % net worth invested in art: 9.9%. The 85-year-old “Si” Newhouse is the chairman and CEO of Advance Publications, which owns Condé Nast. He was the original owner of Jackson Pollock’s “No. 5, 1948,” which was later sold to David Geffen.
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STEPHAN WELZ & CO CAPE TOWN REVIEW / SA ART AUCTIONS | BUSINESS ART
Alice Elahi Dunes at De Hoop 2008 oil on canvas
Stephan Welz & Co. South African Art Triumphs at Cape Town Auction The auction floor at Stephan Welz & Co. in Cape Town last week was indeed ‘Proudly South African’, with two Maggie Laubser paintings and one Tretchikoff selling for over R1 million each, and an iconic Sydney Kumalo sculpture going for R728 000, nearly four times its estimated value. Laubser’s Die Meidjie, which was estimated at R 900 000 - R1 100 000, sold for R1 680 000. “This painting is one of Laubser’s iconic works, and a great example of her portraiture,” said Anton Welz, Director of Stephan Welz & Co. “Adding to its attractiveness is the fact that it is something fresh on the market. It was given to the seller by the artist herself, so has never before been for sale.” Another Laubser painting, Portrait of a Woman with a Headscarf, sold for R1 008 000.
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Also new to the market was Kumalo’s bronze of St. Francis of Assisi. The sculpture, which is one of an edition of 10, was purchased directly by the seller from the artist, who is considered one of South Africa’s most important sculptors. “The work is one of Kumalo’s most iconic pieces, and has been featured in a number of reference books,” added Welz. It was valued at R 200 000 - R 220 000. In recent days, Vladimir Tretchikoff’s oil on canvas painting, The Hindu Dancer, has attracted huge attention, as the whereabouts of Champa Chameli, the woman who posed for the painting nearly 60 years ago, were discovered. The sale of the painting at R1 456 000, did not disappoint, as it was estimated at R800 000 - R1 000 000. Last week, Chameli’s daughter confirmed that her mother, who is now known as Champa Manooa, was the woman immortalized on canvas by Tretchikoff, and currently lives in Florida, USA. Chameli was a well-known South African Indian dancer from a musical family in the Springfield suburb of Durban. The painting’s new owner is a Durban resident. Continuing the current trend of high-selling Andy Warhol works, a colour silkscreen of Mick Jagger signed by both Jagger and Warhol, sold for R 448 000. The silkscreen was valued at just R 300 000 - R 350 000. Last November, bidding at the auction house for a funky Warhol cabinet crudely painted with dollar signs reached frenzied levels, with the cabinet (estimated at R15 000 to R18 000) ultimately selling for R134 400. In 2011, Stephan Welz & Co. sold its first Warhol silkscreen of Jagger, which was valued at R200 000, for R268 800. Other important sales include a rare first edition of J M Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, estimated at R 10 000 - R 15 000, sold for R56 000, and an Anglo-Boer POW cedarwood and inlaid travelling writing desk made in 1902, valued at R20 000 – R25 000, sold for R112 000. SA ART TIMES. July 2013
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The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition (until 18 August) is always greeted with delight by the public, perhaps because it is a jumbled mix of the highbrow and the unknown, placed side by side, leaving the art to make an impact. This year clever hanging has changed the often rather claustrophobic feel of the crammed galleries to a light and airy spaciousness. There are long vistas across the beautiful rooms, to allow large-scale works to connect with each other. It comes as something of a surprise to learn that the numbers have remained constant. As ever, there are works that appeal, and others that make you wonder how they reached the ten percent of submissions that get past the panel. A group of artists over 80 years of age offers a bright and joyous take on life, but there is a general sense of optimism that permeates the show, despite all the economic gloom. Sculpture and architecture are skilfully interwoven throughout, from the African drapery outside the building to Zaha Hadid’s elegant chrome seating in the shape of a flower. The show ends on a shocking note with Grayson Perry’s room of tapestries The Vanity of Small Differences. Forming a grim modern take on Hogarth’s Rake’s Progress, another edition of these will be touring the north of England, where they are set. The BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery (until 15 Sept) is another popular open submission show. It is an international affair, with nearly 2000 entries from 77 countries and this year South Africa features prominently. The winning piece is a simple but powerful portrait of her son by artist Suzanne du Toit, and hanging nearly is a huge canvas by Pretoria-trained artist Lionel Smit of a waitress in a township café, entitled Kholiswa. It is a close-up of her face, using bold colour to make an impact. There is nothing shocking or cutting edge about the paintings on this show. They are all fairly, almost boringly, traditional portraits of loved ones, family and friends roped into sitting for their picture. Many are head and shoulder portraits, probing what the face reveals. They are quite simply ordinary people caught in their daily lives. There is some photo-realism, and the occasional celebrity, but it is largely a snapshot of European faces of today. Many artists use their children, and even more do self-portraits. One of the few African faces
there made his picture a homage to Frieda Khalo, but there is little symbolism in most works. A gang of bikers hangs next to a musician doing tricks, a trio of office workers discusses a project, and a group of schoolgirls does their baking, but it’s mostly individual faces that stare back at you in this refreshingly unshowy presentation. The travel award is one exception to the rule. Last year’s winner Carl Randall has brought back from Japan a fascinating array of Oriental faces, crushed on the railway at rush hour, in paddy fields, in Tokyo’s cafes and walking in the Zen calm of a Japanese garden. Outsider art, it seems, has come inside. Not only is it a main theme of the Venice Biennale this year, or the subject of a show at the quirky Wellcome Collection, but now mainstream gallery space in the heart of London is being dedicated to numerologists, occultists and fetishists. The Alternative Guide to the Universe at the Hayward Gallery (until 26 Aug) seeks to “expand the spaces of our own imaginative thinking” and initially there is much to admire. Detailed drawings and whacky models of imaginary buildings, colourful number charts, delicate sculptures made with found objects and a fleet of decorated skateboards certainly take the mind into new realms. One can see how some of these strands could, and perhaps have, given rise to our understanding of art, and a lack of training is no barrier to great art. Taken as a whole, though, there is an eerie element of obsession that makes one wonder just where art is heading. David Bowie Is someone who has entertained aliens on earth in his time. He has always defied conventional boundaries in pursuit of his artistic vision. The wildly popular exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (until 11 Aug) explores his impact on design in general and fashion in particular, his showmanship and ability to set trends. With a fully integrated soundscape, which has the audience gyrating in front of displays, it forms a blueprint for future exhibitions. Tate Britain teams two generations of artists: Patrick Caulfield (until 1 Sept) and Gary Hume. Both work in bright, flat planes of gloss colour on large canvasses, so it would appear that their paintings would enhance one another, but nothing could be further from the truth. A contemporary of David Hockney, Caulfield, who died in 2005, developed a trademark black outline to the objects on his canvas. He reduced spaces to their linear basics, and except for a very early homage to Cubist Juan Gris, he captures urban interiors as objects without revealing a human presence. His work is instantly recognisable and highly decorative. He often plays between the different textures, so he may keep everything in a single basic colour, and then explore the patterning on a curtain, a carpet, or detail the door handles. Hume is a YBA who studied at Goldsmiths, exhibited with Damien Hirst, was collected by Saatchi and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996. A more sterling beginning one couldn’t hope for and looking at the slick sheen of his red barn door, which was his calling card until he got bored with churning them out, one can understand that collectors went wild. Despite being called “one of the greatest artists of his generation” by the Tate, his solo show reveals a banality that no amount of gloss paint can disguise. There are weirdly shaped faces, a snowman ‘sculpture’, a rather beautiful blackbird and a few swirls to imply a flower, but the work shows no progression and even less contemplation. It simply shows up the stature of the older artist.
Images: (Top Left) Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973 Photograph by Brian Duffy (Top Right) RA Summer show Zaha Hadid’s seat in foreground (Below) BP Portrait Award installation shot . Lionel Smit’s Kholiswa on left (Below) RA Summer show Grayson Perry - Vanities 2 (Below) Rammellzee:Letter Racer Set and White Letter Racer Set (Bottom) Alfred Jensen: Twelve Events in a Dual Universe
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