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South Africa: The World’s Art Eden 1 Marlene Steyn, Greenhouse girl (detail), 2015, oil on canvas, 184 x 182.5cm. Image courtesy Commune.1 and the artist. Photo Credit: Michael Hall Photography.


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An initiative of the Association of Arts Pretoria, Sasol New Signatures has played a pivotal role in unearthing new talent and providing a platform from which emerging artists can launch their careers. Sasol has been the event’s main sponsor for the last 26 years. Performance artist, Nelmarie du Preez from Pretoria took top honours at the awards ceremony, winning the 2015 Sasol New Signatures art competition for her work titled ‘to shout’. Du Preez received a prize of R100 000 and the right to hold a solo exhibition in 2016. Mareli Janse van Rensburg is this year’s runner up for her work, ‘The final moments of Immanuel Sithole’, winning a R25 000 prize.

Nelmarie DU PREEZ (Pretoria) to shout 2013 Single-channel video with sound 71 seconds

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Judges also awarded five merit awards to Colleen Winter, Sethembile Msezane, Bronwyn Katz, Nazeerah Jacub, and Rory Emmett – each artist received a R10 000 prize. 2014 winner Elizabeth Balcomb held her first solo exhibition alongside the 2015 winner’s exhibition. Entitled ‘Auguries of Innocence’, the work is inspired by William Blake’s poem with the same title and explores the human body participating in the world under regimes of life and death. For more information, and works for sale, visit www.sasolnewsignatures.com.

Mareli JANSE VAN RENSBURG (Stellenbosch) The final moments of Immanuel Sithole Photography 54 cm x 102 cm

MERIT AWARDS Bronwyn Merlistee KATZ (Cape Town) Grond herinnering (2015) Video 228 seconds

Colleen WINTER (Johannesburg) PUPA Paper and pins 13 cm x 35 cm x 13 cm Sethembile MSEZANE (Cape Town) Untitled (Youth Day), 2014 Photography 70 cm x 50 cm

Rory Lance EMMETT (Cape Town) Transcending Single-channel video 180 seconds Nazeerah JACUB (Johannesburg) Identity origins Paint on fabric 195 cm x 95 cm

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7 SA Art Times Media Highlights 8 Sasol New Signatures Winner & Finalists 10 SA’s Rising Young Art Talent 12 Book Reviews 14 SA’s First Fine Art Print Fairs 16 Artists’ Birthdays

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COVER SHOT: Marlene Steyn, Greenhouse girl, 2015, oil on canvas, 184 x 182.5cm. Image courtesy Commune.1 and the artist. Photo Credit: Michael Hall Photography

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gathering the cheapest ingredients to sell to a MSG’ed market. The McFine is an easy thing to produce. It essentially needs a fast patty-turner and a very quick dispatcher – who can deliver before your McFine gets too cold. McFines are pretty similar in most McArt dispensers. They use young, green lettuce that hasn’t been processed too much. Middle-aged media writers and academics are chosen to blend ingredients so that the taste is reminiscent of authenticity but preferably fat free from the past. Please blenders, no chunky or chewy patties – they make our clients choke! Wrap the McFines in good lighting and gloss covers to make sure they look expensive. If the McFine sells, make another batch and sell it fast. Please don’t get confused about the price, sir. No, this McFine is not R24 – that’s the old McBoerie. This one-weekold McFine is a steal at R240K, and you can buy as many as you like. We have more than enough coming through our kitchen every day.

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Sasol New Signatures’ Rising Star A great artist is a barometer of the time in which he/she lives.

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asol New Signatures is recognised as the longest-running art competition of its kind in South Africa. An initiative of the Association of Arts Pretoria, Sasol New Signatures has played a pivotal role in unearthing new talent and providing a platform from which emerging artists can launch their careers. Sasol has been collecting artworks by home-grown talent since the early 1980s, and features a collection of about 2 000 pieces. Over the past 26 years of Sasol’s patronage, Sasol New Signatures has continued to grow in stature, entries and quality. Of the 590 entries received this year, 110 were shortlisted for the Sasol New Signatures exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum. A great artist is a barometer of the time in which he/she lives. This can be seen in this year’s Sasol New Signatures winning works which in many ways are an artistic reflection of the state of affairs in South Africa. This year’s submissions reflected on an array of social and political issues ranging from tragedy, triumph, nostalgia to identity, transformation and integration. Commenting on the calibre of entries, acclaimed artist, judge and National Competition Chairman Pieter Binsbergen said the 2015 finalists demonstrated the vital role that visual communication has come to play Header: Nelmarie du Preez, to shout, 2013, Singlechannel video with sound (Duration: 71 seconds) Right: Nelmarie du Preez

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in grounding a unique South African identity. “What has become most evident in the works of the 2015 finalists is the innovative combination of materials, which are both traditional and unconventional by nature. I am of the opinion that this is done in order to empower the artworks conceptually with modes that ground the notion of personal and individual identity,” Binsbergen highlighted. Judges awarded five merit awards to Colleen Winter, Sethembile Msezane, Bronwyn Katz, Nazeerah Jacub, and Rory Emmett – each artist receiving a R10 000 cash prize. Mareli Janse van Rensburg is this year’s runner-up for her work, The final moments of Immanuel Sithole, winning a R25 000 cash prize. Her art piece makes a statement about the media’s portrayal of the recent xenophobia attacks in South Africa, which claimed the life of Mozambican national Immanuel Sithole. All finalists’ works are available for purchase from www.sasolsignatures.co.za.

WINNING WORK Thirty-year-old Pretoria performance artist, Nelmarie du Preez took top honours at the awards ceremony, winning the 2015 Sasol New Signatures art competition for her work titled to shout. Du Preez received a cash prize of R100 000 and a solo exhibition in 2016.

Du Preez’s piece caught the attention of the judges due to its conceptual and technical excellence. She explains: ‘to shout’ (2013) forms part of a series of videos that I created in collaboration with my performance partner – who takes on different forms; either a robot or a digital male version of myself. The performance based collective that I established between myself and this machine, was inspired by the collaboration between famous performance artist Marina Abramovic and her former partner in life and art, Ulay. Together, we created various performance exercises and in ‘to shout’ we sit across from each other and proceed to shout at each other very much like Marina and Ulay in their work, AAA-AAA (1978). However in this instance the digital version listens to my voice and mimics it. This mimicry is an essential part of my work, which reveals the performative nature of relationships, whether it be between humans or between humans and object or in this case, machines. This work in particular also looks at how our communicative channels have changed via the development of new technologies such as social media. Ultimately my work is very much about trust and in particular how trust fluctuates. Technology offers the perfect medium for an exploration of the politics of trust seeing as we put our trust in technology every day to different degrees. We trust that our cars will get us SA ART TIMES | OCTOBER 2015


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to our jobs and we trust that that important email will arrive at its destination in time. Our capability to trust objects says a lot about how we trust each other as well. This is what I am interested in – how we as humans innovate new things in relation to our trust in each other.

THIS YEAR’S WINNER Nelmarie du Preez was born and raised in Pretoria, where she matriculated in 2004. She then moved to Potchefstroom to pursue undergraduate studies in Theology at North West University in Potchefstroom. This is where she first began to develop her creative side. After graduating in 2008, she moved back to Pretoria to start a BA in Audiovisual Multimedia at the UNISA Visual Arts department. During this period she was introduced to contemporary art for the first time. After graduating she also completed an Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts (honours level) and graduated top of our class in 2012. The staff at UNISA encouraged her to peruse postgraduate studies and subsequently helped her to be accepted at the prestigious Goldsmiths University of London and secure funding for a Masters in Computational Arts. After graduating with distinction, she was invited to do the final year of the coveted Masters of Fine Arts

program at Goldsmiths, which she completed with distinction in 2014. Not too long ago, Nelmarie was chosen as a finalist for the Barclays L’Atelier competition and has now won the Sasol New Signatures competition. She is currently preparing for her first solo exhibition, Autonomous Times, opening on the 1st of October until 7 November at arebyte gallery in London. Inspired by DIY cultures and the changing landscape of labour, she will present a new video work and installation comprised of trust or ‘taming’ exercises performed by her robots and herself on a dangerous assembly line. She explains, “Ultimately, I use my somewhat ‘schizophrenic’ relationship with my new ‘unruly’ DIY robots to test the suspense between trust/violence; danger/ intimacy; fake/real and finally self and other.” The exhibition is the result of her residency at the gallery this past June, organized as part of the South African Season in the UK. The SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015 is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa and the British Council. It is also supported by Arts Council England and Foundation for Future London.

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Top: Bronwyn Merlistee Katz, Grond herinnering, 2015, Video (Duration: 228 seconds) Centre, left: Mareli Janse van Rensburg, The final moments of Immanuel Sithole, Photography, 54 x 102 cm Centre, right: Colleen Winter, PUPA, Paper and pins, 13 cm x 35 cm x 13 cm Bottom, left: Sethembile Msezane, Untitled (Youth Day), 2014, Photography, 70 x 50 cm Bottom, centre: Rory Lance Emmett, Transcending, Single-channel video (Duration: 180 seconds) Bottom, right: Nazeerah Jacub, Identity origins, Paint on fabric, 195 x 95 cm

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SA Art’s Young, Prolific and Magnificent

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he Art Times News Network receives infinite updates on the careers of South African artists. Established and new, some artists just stand out from the crowd. In preparation for our highly sought-after December-January edition where we annually feature the very best of South Africa’s art graduates, we decided to profile SA’s youths who continually grab our attention.

ADRIAAN DIEDERICKS was born in 1990, graduating in 2012 with a BA Fine Arts from the University of Stellenbosch. In 2014, he participated in 16 South African group exhibitions. So far in 2015, he has participated in 20 South African group exhibitions, twice at Everard Read. He has had 3 solo exhibitions, all in 2015 (Grande Provence, Gallery on Leviseur, Jan Royce Gallery) and was represented by L99P Gallery at Turbine Art Fair 2015. In 2014 he exhibited at Art Fair Strasborg and Art Fair Cologne. He was a finalist for the Sasol New Signatures competition in both 2010 and 2014; and a PPC YCSA finalist in 2013. His work has sold on 3 fund-raising auctions. Diedericks’ classically-inspired, bronze nudes are highly popular with collectors and his charcoal drawings are particularly striking.

MARLENE STEYN was born in 1989. She completed her BA in Fine Arts at Stellenbosch University in 2011 and her Masters in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London in 2014. She is represented by Commune.1 in Cape Town and Lychee One in London. She has had 2 solo exhibitions in London and has another scheduled for this year, at Commune.1. Her work appeared on both the Cape Town Art Fair and the FNB JoburgArtFair this year. She has exhibited in France, the USA and Romania. She received the Painter-Stainers’ Gordon Luton Award in 2014, was a finalist for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2013 and was selected for both Saatchi’s ‘Best of 2014’ and Saatchi New Sensations 2014. Steyn’s surreal paintings command attention with their light-hearted but disquieting use of the female form. Already internationally known, she recently returned from her third international residency. HAROON GUNN-SALIE was born in 1989. He graduated in 2012 from Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT), with a BA Hons in Sculpture. He is now represented by Goodman Gallery and has had 3 solo exhibitions to date; 2 of which were at Goodman Gallery. His work was placed in the top 5 of the Sasol New Signatures competition in 2013 and in 2010 he won the Barbara Fairhead Prize for Social Responsibility in Art. His work was selected for Simon Castets’ and Hans Ulrich Obrist’s 89-plus project, which featured at the 2014 Design Indaba. In 2015, Gunn-Salie’s work featured at the Videobrasil Contemporary Art Festival, as well as at the Venice Biennale, on the South African Pavilion. Gunn-Salie’s multidisciplinary practice produces works that comment on relevant social issues, with iconic effect. His work can already be attributed with historical importance. Top: Adriaan Diedericks, Burden (detail), 2015, bronze on steel base / resin, 1070 x 400 x 600 mm, ± 49 kg bronze, Edition of 12. Image courtesy the artist. Centre: Marlene Steyn, Our children should be best friends too (detail), 2015, mixed media on canvas, 1890 x 1810mm. Image courtesy Commune.1 and the artist. Photo Credit: Michael Hall Photography.

Bottom: Haroon Gunn-Salie in Collaboration with Galiema Haron and Central Muslim Burial Service, Pretoria, Smiles-Cries, 2015, M1 cast of the artist’s body with marble aggregate and fiber-glass blanket, dimensions variable. Image courtesy Goodman Gallery and the artist.

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MIA CHAPLIN was born in 1990. She completed her BA Fine Art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) in 2011. She is currently represented by WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery. Her work has been exhibited at Cape Town Art Fair for 3 years running. It was part of Turbine Art Fair and Infecting the City in 2014. It has been part of no less than 5 group exhibitions at SALON NINETY ONE. She has exhibited twice in Amsterdam and recently completed a residency in Portugal. Her work has been praised by various art blogs and publications, and it has even featured on the cover of LAKE magazine (March 2015). Harkening back to favourite periods in art history, Chaplin’s expressionistic, impasto style, coupled with relatable subject matter, has proven a winning combination for a growing number of collectors.

MOHAU MODISAKENG was born in 1986. He completed his BA in Fine Art in 2009 and his Masters in 2014, both at the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT). He is currently represented by WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery in Cape Town and Tyburn Gallery in London. He won the Sasol New Signatures competition in 2011. Since then he has had 6 solo exhibitions. His work was featured at the FNB JoburgArtFair in 2013. It was exhibited at this year’s Venice Biennale, the Dak’Art Biennale (2012), the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Martinique (2013), as well as in significant museums and galleries abroad. Modisakeng’s work has been included in the collections of IZIKO South African National Gallery, Zeitz MOCAA and SAATCHI Gallery (London). His graphic style of performative photography makes for engaging imagery that is aesthetically favoured by many.

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Top: Mia Chaplin, You Always Finish First (detail), 2015, oil on canvas, 1230 x 1025mm. Image courtesy WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery and the artist.

Bottom: Mohau Modisakeng, Untitled (Metamorphosis 5) (detail), 2015, ink-jet print on Epson Ultrasmooth, 120 x 120cm, Edition of 5 + 2 AP. Image courtesy WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery and the artist.

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Nita Spilhaus, Avenue of Trees, Stellenbosch (detail). Image courtesy: Sanlam Art Collection

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NITA SPILHAUS (1878 – 1967) and her artist friends in the Cape during the early twentieth century By Peter Elliott

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his is likely the most comprehensive resource on Nita Spilhaus’s life and work that exists. Somewhat overlooked in the general adoration of the Cape Impressionists’ work, a dedicated survey of this kind is long-overdue. Written by her great nephew, an intimate approach is immediately palpable to the reader. Spilhaus was quite active within the Cape art community. For this reason, the book is able to cover her life and work from various perspectives. The same applies to the life and work of her friends. Artworks by the likes of DC Boonzaier, Allerley Glossop, Ruth Prowse, Edward Roworth, Hugo Naude and Pieter Wenning are illustrated in excellent quality, as if freshly painted, alongside those of Spilhaus. Full of anecdotes, this book is both an education and a joy read.

NITA SPILHAUS... may be purchased from the current and forthcoming exhibitions of the artist’s work at: Sanlam Art Gallery, Bellville – Now on, until 23 October 2015 Stephan Welz & Co., Alphen Estate, Constantia - 19 November to 21 December 2015 For further information, email peter.m.elliott@btinternet.com

THE 21ST-CENTURY ART BOOK By Jonathan Griffin, Paul Harper, David Trigg and Eliza Williams Published by Phaidon

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he 21st-Century Art Book profiles the best contemporary art made since the year 2000, from every corner of the globe. Close on 300 artists are represented, each with a significant artwork, a small biography and a brief explanation of the artist’s work. We were particularly excited to find three South African artists represented: William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas and Nicholas Hlobo. Among the well-known international artists are favourites: Yinka Shonibare, Jeff Koons, David Hockney, Jeff Wall, Antony Gormley, Marina Abramovic (to name only a few). Of greater interest, as far as this survey is concerned, is the large selection of lesser-known artists represented. The authors’ selection favours the less-traditional and does not seem to include any of the obligatory mentions that would make it tedious to get through. The result that the book is distilled to encompasses a wealth of fresh approaches and inspirational depictions without any low points. As a resource, this book could prove invaluable to artists looking to re-energise their practice. A feature of this book that is particularly useful is the cross-referencing system, whereby each artist’s page refers to the pages of artists whose work is in some way similar. Another useful feature is the glossary of technical terms and calendar of significant global art events at the back. A very good overview of a particularly productive period in art, this book will likely be referred to for decades to come.

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SA’S First Fine Art Print Fair 29 October - 7 November

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or too long printmaking has been seen by some as the poor relation of SA’s art scene. So we are launching the inaugural South African Fine Art Print Fair (FAP), dedicated purely to print. The fair will be held over ten days at Africa’s premier business school, GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science), Illovo, Johannesburg. Four of the country’s top print studios and a Cape Town Gallery will join forces, featuring the cream of professional printmakers and artists: The Artists’ Press (Mark Attwood, White River), Artist Proof Studio (Bevan de Wet, Newtown), Blue Door Studio (Collin Cole, Parktown), SA Print Gallery (Gabriel ClarkBrown, Woodstock, Cape Town and Kevin de Klerk, Prince Albert), and Sharon Sampson Studio (Illovo, Johannesburg). After six years of hosting her own studio exhibitions in association with Artist Proof Studio, artist Sharon Sampson decided that now was the right time to expand. Furthermore, the support, enthusiasm and passion of the printmaking community provided a collaborative spirit from which to draw from. AT: Sharon Sampson, FAP will be a first for South Africa. With many large art fairs emerging in recent years what made you decide to limit the fair to prints alone? SS: This is our point of difference, as we want to celebrate print. Exhibitions dedicated to print alone exist in many countries. For example, The London Original Print Fair celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015. We feel that fine art prints in SA can stand 14

alone and don’t need to be propped up by other media. AT: Will all artworks shown be editioned or will there also be unique ‘one-offs’? SS: Both and yes – there will definitely be unique one-off prints. These are known as monotypes. Ink or paint is rolled or painted onto an unworked plate or surface (without a matrix), then printed. Leftover ink or paint can sometimes result in a second, or third lighter print known as ghost prints. AT: What are some of the advantages of buying editioned prints over buying unique paintings or drawings? SS: One advantage is price. Generally speaking, an editioned print by an artist should be less expensive than a single drawing or painting – the identical size – by the same artist. Obviously one-offs are pricier than editioned prints. Storage is another plus. As long as the print is carefully and correctly wrapped, it can be slipped into a drawer. AT: Which well-known, top South African artists’ work will be on exhibit? SS: In no particular order: Norman Catherine, Bevan de Wet, Diane Victor, Judith Mason, Collin Cole, Hanneke Bendadé, Anton Kannemeyer, Johann Louw, Nandipha Mntambo, Sam Nhlengethwa, Joshua Miles, Theo Paul Vorster, Judy Woodborne, Michelle Rolstone, Alice Goldin, Chris Diedricks, Walter Battiss, Willem Boshoff, Peter Clarke, Khehla Chepape Makgato, Lionel Davis, Eric Laubser, Cecil Skotnes, Louis Janse van Vuuren, Stephen Inggs,

Alma Vorster, Jonathan Comeford, David Koloane, Claudette Schreuders, Strijdom van der Werwe, Sithole Lebohang, Derek Zietsman, Basil Jones, Adrian Kohler, Paul Emmanuel, Doris Bloom, Mongezi Ncaphayi, Laurel Holmes, Phillip Mabote and myself. AT: What else can we expect to find at FAP? SS: Diversity. Participating artists include professional, established printmakers and emerging artists. There’s diversity in culture, region and age: our oldest participant is 90 and our youngest 23. Sizes of artworks vary considerably from the largest work, at over four metres in length to very tiny works. There will be something for everyone, fine art collectors as well as the general public at affordable prices. There will also be a wide range of styles and print techniques on show such as Etchings, lithographs, linocuts, woodblocks, serigraphy, collagraphs, drypoints, monotypes, mezzotints and photo etching AT: Is the October exhibition a ‘one-off’? SS: 2015 is the inaugural event, and having built on six years of the Sharon Sampson Studio annual exhibition, we have limited it to five studios – all who we’ve had a close association with over the years. It’s a first step. Depending on the response, we hope in the future we will be able to expand the event to include all South African printmakers and print studios.

Header: Sharon Sampson with one of her monotypes

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SA FINE ART PRINT FAIR 2015 Presenting more than 80 contemporary established and emerging artists from five print studios

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ART TIMES ARTISTS’ BIRTHDAYS

Jodi Bieber

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Jodi Bieber’s professional photography career began covering South Africa’s first democratic elections for The Star Newspaper, in 1994. This was after attending only 3 short courses at The Market Photography Workshop, in Johannesburg. In 2010, she won the World Press Photo Award with a Time magazine photo of Bibi Aisha, an Afghani woman whose husband had cut off her ears and nose. Through portraying Aisha as a survivor, not a victim, Bieber gained the means to provide a permanent place of safety for Aisha and restore her dignity by fitting her with facial prosthetics. Bieber has won 6 more World Press Photographic Awards (four 1st prizes). She also won a Gold Prize for Reportage spread in The Society of Publications Designers Awards in New York (2001). This was for her work on the Ebola Crisis in Uganda for Times Magazine. Bieber was one of 100 global photographers chosen for A Day in the Life of Africa book project in 2002. Bieber mentors students, giving lectures and photographic workshops all over the world. A retrospective of her work is currently showing at the IZIKO South African National Gallery, in Cape Town.

Ed Young

15 October 1978 –

Ed Young was born in Welkom and graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT). He made himself known by auctioning off a bar owner as a found object. The barman was purchased for R52 000 and donated to IZIKO South African National Gallery. In 2009, Ed Young and Matthew Blackman opened not-for-profit gallery, YOUNGBLACKMAN. Immediately con-troversial because of its name in relation to its white directors, the space provided artists a platform to freely experiment and offend. Earlier this year, Young’s installation, Arch (2010), depicting Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu swinging from a chandelier sold for R852 600 on a Strauss and Co. auction. It was recorded that upon first seeing the artwork, Tutu laughed and told the artist, “I’ll send you bad dreams”!

Heath Nash

18 October 1977 –

Heath Nash was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. When he was a boy, he was fascinated by paper construction, something he didn’t grow out of. He majored in sculpture at the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT), graduating in 1999. He then began manufacturing lampshades in his backyard. He entered his creations into the Design Indaba Expo, 2004 and was told they were not ‘African’ enough. Nash met crafter Richard Mandongwe and they combined their skills to produce upcycled plastic products. In 2006, Nash won the Elle Decoration Designer of the Year Award as well as the British Council Creative Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Cecil Kenneth Baker

19 October

1931 - 30 October 1995

Born in Claremont, Cape Town, Kenneth Baker was a self-taught artist encouraged by his father, a house painter. With only 3 years of formal schooling, Baker worked as a sign writer at the docks before making art fulltime. In all he had 13 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions. His paintings were usually under-priced to ensure a sale – he liked the idea that it made his work more accessible to those who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Baker also enjoyed sketching while drinking in the local shebeen. Great friends with fellow artist Peter Clarke, the pair would talk about art and music for hours.

Robert Rauschenberg

22 October

1925 - 12 May 2008

Milton Ernest Rauschenberg was born in a small refinery town in Texas. His mother made the family’s clothes from scraps, possibly influencing Rauschenberg’s work with assemblage and collage. He studied pharmacology, but was expelled after refusing to dissect a frog. He would only study art in 1947, marking his new life with a new first name: Bob. Rauschenberg pursued relationships with men after his divorce from artist Susan Weil. His lovers included Cy Twombly and Jasper Johns. He was awarded the Venice Biennale’s first prize for painting in 1964, the first American to win the prize. He was later given a retrospective at both the Whitney and Guggenheim Museums. He had a stroke in 2002 learnt to work with his left hand until his death in 2008, from heart failure.

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Francis Bacon

28 October 1909 - 28

April 1992

The English artist, Francis Bacon, is best known for his post-World War II paintings, in which he represented expressive, often grotesque figures. Born in Dublin, Francis Bacon was named after his famous ancestor, the English philosopher and scientist. He was kicked out of his parents’ home in his teens after his father caught him trying on his mother’s clothing. Due to his asthma, Bacon was unable to join the armed forces during WWII. “If I hadn’t been asthmatic, I might never have gone onto painting at all,” he admitted.

Pieter Hugo

29 October 1976 –

In a discussion with journalist Sean O’Toole, Cape Town-born photographer Pieter Hugo commented: “‘I am six foot tall. I have blond hair and blue eyes. I stick out like a sore thumb in the locations I visit. I quickly realised that the traditional photojournalistic approach of capturing a fleeting moment wasn’t going to work for me. Firstly, my reflexes are too slow, and secondly I am not a fly on the wall, I have a presence”. According to Stevenson Gallery’s biography on the artist, “he has no intention of circumventing deeply rooted South African ‘norms’ of the stereotypical Afrikaans white boy. He is a fearless, selftaught photographer who has sprung from a documentary background into the realm of what is commonly known as Fine Art.”

Johannes

Vermeer

31

October

1632 - 15 December 1675

Johannes Vermeer was born in the city of Delft in the Netherlands. His father leased an inn and dealt in paintings. Despite the fact that he came from a Protestant family, Vermeer married a Catholic girl named Catherina Bolnes, who gave birth to his 14 children. Vermeer worked slowly, probably producing three paintings a year, and on order. In 1675 Vermeer died within a day and a half of sudden illness. Bolnes attributed his death to the stress of financial pressures. Vermeer had been a respected artist in Delft, but was almost unknown outside his home town. For illustration: When Balthasar de Monconys visited him in 1663 to see some of his work, the diplomat was sent to a baker who owned a painting Vermeer was particularly proud of.

Helmut Newton

31 October 1920 -

23 January 2004

Helmut Newton was born Helmut Neustaedter, in Berlin. He neglected to finish school, instead starting an apprenticeship with renowned photographer Elsie Simon. In 1938, he fled Hitler’s campaign against the Jews. Newton later served 5 years in the Australian army. He married actress and photographer June Brunell, who remained his partner for more than 55 years. She encouraged him to photograph overtly sexualised women – his most controversial work. He exhibited countless exhibitions, the most impressive of which was the celebration of his career at the Neue National Galerie in Berlin on his 80th birthday. Shortly before his death from a car accident, he established the Helmut Newton Foundation and donated around 1000 works to the city of Berlin.

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ARTISTS’ BIRTHDAYS ART TIMES

Roy Lichtenstein

27 October 1923 - 29 September 1997

Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born in New York City to a German-Jewish family. As a child, he enjoyed building model airplanes. As a teenager he enjoyed watercolour painting and started a jazz band. He studied drawing and design along with botany, history, and literature at Ohio State University. When drafted into the army in 1943, he served as a clerk and draftsman, enlarging army newspaper cartoons for his commanding officer. Inspired by advertisements and comic strips, Lichtenstein’s graphic works parodied American popular culture and visual art. While his paintings of cartoons and comics are his most recognizable works, he had an eclectic career, producing work in a large variety of media, drawing from extremely diverse sources. LIFE Magazine called him “one of the worst artists in America” but in 1962, Leo Castelli began representing his work and it grew in renown. He met his future wife Isabel Wilson at the Ten-Thirty Gallery in Cleveland, where she was the gallery assistant. The pair married in 1949 and divorced in 1967. Lichtenstein married Dorothy Herzka in 1968. Lichtenstein’s work was acquired by major museums around the world, and he received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the National Medal of Arts in 1995. He passed due to complications with pneumonia.

THE ART TIMES CELEBRATES ALL MEMBERS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S VISUAL ART COMMUNITY BORN IN OCTOBER, INCLUDING 1 Speelman Mahlangu, Jan-Henri Booyens | 2 Irma Stern, Geoffrey Grundlingh | 4 Egon Tania, Maurice van Essche | 5 John Muafangejo | 6 Rudie Van Rensburg | 8 Basil Brady | 9 Kali van der Merwe, Johann Moolman, Matthew Blackman | 10 Daan Vermeulen, Judith Mason, Leon de Bliquy, Karin Preller | 11 El Naude, Neil Nieuwoudt | 12 Mohau Modisakeng, Warrick Kemp, Brendan Copestake, Phillip Barlow | 13 Pierre Mathieu | 15 Gary Frier | 17 Nandi Hilliard | 18 Dineo Seshee Bopape | 19 Piet van Heerden | 20 Matthew Krouse, Elaine Matthews Venter | 22 Lionel Smit, Charles Davidson Bell | 24 Toni Spiller Burton, Zandisile Zwelethu | 25 Stephen Croeser | 26 Marlene Steyn, Andre Naude | 27 Kadiatou Chou-chou Diallo | 29 Amber-Jade Geldenhuys, Pieter Hugo, Caroline Smart, Teresa Lizamore | 31 Shany van den Berg

OTHER WELL-KNOWN INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS BORN IN OCTOBER: 2 Annie Leibovitz | 4 Jean-François Millet | 6 Méret Elisabeth Oppenheim | 10 Jean-Antoine Watteau, Alberto Giacometti | 19 Umberto Boccioni | 25 Pablo Picasso | 30 Alfred Sisley Sources Consulted: JODI BIEBER: Biography. 2015. Jodi Bieber [Online]. Available: http://www.jodibieber.com/bio-and-cv/ [2015, Sept. 16]. | Jodi Bieber. 2010. South African History Online [Online]. Available: http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/jodi-bieber [2015, Sept. 16]. | Phillips, Sarah. 2011. Photographer Jodi Bieber’s best shot. The Guardian [Online], 20 November. Available: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2011/nov/20/photography-jodi-bieber-best-shot [2015, Sept. 16]. | ROY LICHTENSTEIN: Gershman, Rachel. 2015. Roy Lichtenstein. The Art Story [Online]. Available: http://www.theartstory.org/artist-lichtenstein-roy.htm [2015, Sept. 17]. | Roy Lichtenstein. 2015. The Biography.com [Online]. Available: http://www.biography.com/people/roy-lichtenstein-9381678#personallife-and-death [2015, Sept. 17]. | ED YOUNG: Art Attack. 2008. Artheat [Online]. Available: http://artheat.net/blog/2008/01/ [2015, Sept. 17]. | Ed Young. 2015. SMAC Gallery [Online]. Available: http://www.smacgallery.com/artist/ed-young/ [2015, Sept. 17]. | Flying Tutu sculpture fetches R850 000. 2015. SouthAfrican.info [Online], 18 March. Available: http://www.southafrica.info/news/arts/art-auction-180315.htm#.Vfu40t-qqkp [2015, Sept. 17]. | The flying bishop. 2015. DEKAT [Online]. Available: http://www.southafrica.info/ news/arts/art-auction-180315.htm#.VfKTTBGqqko [2015, Sept. 17]. | HEATH NASH: Nash, Heath. 2009. Materials and Work Process. Heath Nash [Online]. Available: http://www.heathnash.com/material.php [2015, Sept. 17]. | Nash, Heath. 2009. My story (or what is ‘Heath Nash’ anyway…?). Heath Nash [Online]. Available: http://www.heathnash.com/story.php [2015, Sept. 17]. | CECIL KENNETH BAKER: Cecil Kenneth Baker (1931 – 1995). 2015. Johans Borman Fine Art [Online]. Available: http://www.johansborman.co.za/ artist-biographies/baker-kenneth/ [2015, Sept. 17]. | Kenneth Baker. 2009. The Cape Gallery [Online]. Available: http://www.capegallery.co.za/kenneth_baker_cv.htm [2015, Sept. 17]. | ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG: Brucker, Julia. 2015. Robert Rauschenberg. The Art Story [Online]. Available: http://www.theartstory.org/artist-rauschenberg-robert.htm [2015, Sept. 17]. | FRANCIS BACON: Francis Bacon. 2014. The Art Story [Online]. Available: http://www.theartstory.org/artist-bacon-francis.htm [2015, Sept. 11]. | Francis Bacon. 2014. The Biography.com [Online]. Available: http://www.biography.com/people/francis-bacon-21415553 [2015, Sept. 11]. | PIETER HUGO: Pieter Hugo. 2015. Stevenson Gallery [Online]. Available: http://www.stevenson.info/artists/hugo.html [2015, Sept. 17]. | JOHANNES VERMEER: Jan Vermeer Van Delft Biography. 2002. Johannes Vermeer – The Complete Works [Online]. Available: http://www.vermeer-foundation.org/biography.html [2015, Sept. 17]. | HELMUT NEWTON: Helmut Newton. nd. Hamiltons Gallery [Online]. Available: http:// www.hamiltonsgallery.com/artists/37-helmut-newton/biography/ [2015, Sept. 17]. | Editor’s Note: All content is appropriated from its source and includes elaboration for the sake of enrichment.


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In Black & White The Aesthetics of Documentation in South African Photography Black and white photography still holds a place in our newspapers, albums and artworks. While this makes little sense in terms of technological advancement, in terms of association and aesthetics, black and white often proves more powerful than its colourful counterpart. In documentation, less colour can amount to less distraction. Contrast manipulation can create a sense of atmosphere. Two contemporary photographers who use black and white photography much more than colour for the sake of documenting South Africa’s people and landscapes, are David Goldblatt and James Harrison. Goldblatt is a familiar name in South African art. This October sees the opening of his retrospective. Harrison, on the other hand, is a fresh face. Relatively unknown at this point, yet his photographs carry the richness of a practiced eye. His first exhibition opens this month.

DAVID GOLDBLATT David Goldblatt is one of South Africa’s most widely admired photographers and, indeed (although he dislikes being described this way), one of the country’s most influential artists. He combines documentary photojournalism, sociopolitical commentary, narrative and historiography in creating iconic portraits, vivid landscapes and gritty cityscapes. For almost seven decades, Goldblatt has been paying fastidious attention to South Africans: their individual stories and collective histories, their homes, their journeys, their workplaces. While he never shied away from the grim realities of apartheid – on the contrary, he captured these on film so that they could become more widely known – Goldblatt also sought and found moments of redemption, sympathy and even humour. Over the last twenty years his camera has been trained on the paradoxes of development

and decay, liberty and instability, opportunity and chaos in post-apartheid (or, as some have described it, “neoapartheid”) South Africa. Goldblatt does not consider himself a political activist, but has been active in politics nonetheless – whether as a critic of exploitative labour practices, a powerful documenter of systemic poverty and structural inequality, or, more recently, a protestor against censorship and limitations on freedom of speech. In this retrospective exhibition, curator Neil Dundas of the Goodman Gallery has taken the opportunity “to examine how Goldblatt’s life’s work has explored and expressed the values of South Africa and its peoples”. The Pursuit of Values includes photographs from Goldblatt’s twin projects, South Africa – The Structure of Things Then and Structures of Dominion and Democracy, as well as a number of images that have not previously been exhibited or published. David Goldblatt: The Pursuit of Values will be exhibited at Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg, from 20 October to 5 December 2015.

JAMES HARRISON Harrison has chosen to document human activity in South Africa, but without focusing on the people themselves. Their attitudes and ideals are revealed, instead, through the marks they leave on the land. James Harrison’s first photographic exhibition spans diverse documentary subject matter, shot over ten years of extensive travel throughout South Africa. Entitled Anthroposcenery, it interprets the Anthropocene, that is, the present epoch in which human activity is the dominant influence on the natural environment. The exhibition concept is more of a question than an answer. As environmental consultant and zoologist,

David Goldblatt, A Transkei family in their shelter, KTC squatter camp. The framework was made of strips of Port Jackson bush. For privacy black plastic sheets were used around the lower part of the shelter. For light, translucent plastic was used on the dome. Cape Town, September 1984, Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper, approx. 30 x 40cm, Edition of 10.

Harrison suffers the discomfort that comes with purely objective analysis of how humans interact with the natural world. Harrison says, “Our attempts to control, exploit or improve on Nature, or Nature’s struggle to regain territory previously lost to our schemes, indicate that we have lost the intimate relationship that we had with Her in our prehistoric past. All creatures leave marks on the biosphere, but none so clumsily as humans”. “My hope is that these images will, simultaneously, both delight and disturb, thus summoning the complexity of what we feel about Nature and about our behaviour toward Her – maybe even prompting us to consider what direction we wish our relationship to take.” Highlighting the awkward ambiguity of the relationship, photographer Mark Morrison suggests, “Harrison has created a visual dialogue between humans and their environment... In these often surreal images, the idea of beauty is subverted. In desolate frames it seems that the only person present is the viewer.” Intimacy is hereby facilitated through composition, abstraction and mystique. Harrison captures the mood of a moment by embracing the effects of light. Presenting many of the photographs in black and white heightens the emotional affect. Harrison believes, “there is a certain gravitas that comes with the poetry of black and white photography; it forces focus on form”. James Harrison’s first photographic exhibition, Anthroposcenery comprises 45 images in A1, A2 and A3 formats, and an exhibition catalogue incorporating James’ poetry. It launches at ARTec in Port Elizabeth from 6 to 17 October 2015. James Harrison – Written by Nina Allchurch

James Harrison, Dry stone wall. Near Steytlerville, Eastern Cape

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This month, Gallery F presents the photographic work of Ken Gerhardt. An exhibition of the artist’s work opens in conjunction with Cape Town’s First Thursdays on the 1st of October, and closes on the 12th of November. Ken Gerhardt speaks about his first love: “It was in my late teens that the fine arts became a passion of mine and, had photography not seduced me away, I would have gone on to study fine art at Michaelis Art School in Cape Town. The attraction to photography led me to Dirk Schwager’s studio. From day one as his understudy, I was assigned to darkroom duties. After fourteen months in the ‘dark ages’ he finally handed me a Nikon F2, one roll of black-and-white film and ushered me out into the daylight, “Bring back some pictures and, make sure they’re bloody good.” It’s been 38 years since I went out on my own but it’s in the last few years that my passion for the fine arts re-surfaced. In 2011, I dug out my old SLR cameras, imported film stock, I now leave my digital gear behind and venture out in pursuit of creating and taking pictures; ‘make sure they’re bloody good’ echoing in my mind. I know that analogue photography and Silver-Gelatin handprints are the way forward to liberating my first love.”

“... the camera need not be a cold mechanical device. Like the pen, it is as good as the man who uses it. It can be the extension of mind and heart…” - John Steinbeck Another exhibition we look forward to is Andre Naude’s Ornaments, opening at St Lorient Fashion and Art Gallery in Brooklyn, Pretoria on the 25th of October. For his second solo exhibition at St Lorient, the artist investigates traditional and contemporary relevance and the significance of ornamentation. The unpacking of the content relates to fashion models in haute couture shop windows. A recurring theme in the oeuvre of the artist, Naude cross-references textiles, beadwork and stitching with impasto and textured application of various paint media. Paloma Picasso, Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander Mc Queen converse with Paladino, Jackson Pollock, and Damien Hirst respectively.Small details, such as a row of buttons, are reproduced on a larger scale, blurring the line between functionality and ornamentation. An ornament is subverted by elegant sabotage in the process of deconstruction.

Top: Ken Gerhardt, Gates ’n Fences - En route to Rhodes, Photograph Middle: Ken Gerhardt, Gates ’n Fences - Remhoogte Ruin, Photograph Bottom: Andre Naude, Lamentation

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“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” - Andy Warhol If you have had the privilege to meet Portchie in person and spend a little time with him you soon realise that he is his work - colourful, joyful and exuberant. His present is bold yet inviting - he is charismatic and an absolute joy to meet. Portchie has a genuine interest in the lives of people and that is clearly visible in his work.

and brightens it up. In the same way he paints his trees purple and blue because if you look at mountains in the distance they are hues of blues and purples. Is it possible then for those hues of blue and purple to rub off on the trees? He wants to bring colour from outside into people’s homes and lives. Your home must be a place of sanctuary and joy for you, your family and friends.

Porchie’s first comment about his work is that colour brings joy. His favourite colour yellow, is evident in flowers and sunrays. Yellow touches everything

His works have symbolic meaning mostly inspired by the time he spend in Transkei helping erect churches, while completing a B.Com degree

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at Stellenbosch University. He elaborates with: “it is good if

you give money to your church or other charity because you give. In the Transkei the people have very little to give and they would give a chicken to the church, they only have three and it probably has name – that’s real giving.” Another example of symbolism in his work is the water-carrier. The women live in very small houses with the whole family around them all day. Every person needs some time in thought and in solitude. These women use their time collecting water to do just that. He grew up in Tweeling where his parents owned the grocery store. His nickname Portchie is

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a derogative of a “Portuguese Grocer”, it was given to him while at school in Stellenbosch What is some of your fondest memories? From an early age his mother would invite people to Sunday lunch on regular bases. Their dining room could seat 20 people and it was seldom that these seats weren’t all filled. This has taught me a great deal about people and how to connect. I have the same true interest in people as did my mother. My home, Maria’s Manor in Stellenbosch, is regularly filled with friends, old and new. I love entertaining them, we have regular games evenings, cabaret shows and it normally includes great food. It brings


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me joy to introduce people to one another and see friendships being forged in my home around the dining room table. Where did it all start? In 1994 I lived in Windsor in Randburg, news spread of a new art route for Randburg and I decided to enter. In a friends garage I exhibited 9 paintings and 5 sold. The next month 15 and 9 sold. The 3rd month 21 paintings and 14 sold. I then thought this might work and rented some neighbours flats. We carried all the furniture out on the grass and I exhibited with a 100 works – sold out. I quit my job at Spoornet and moved to Stellenbosch. The next 6 months was tough and I started to realise that being an artist can

be a very challenging career. The real breakthrough came in 1995 when a friend invited me to exhibit in her home in Northcliff. I took 88 works and sold 80. The same evening I met Alice from Alice Art Gallery. The next day she bought the remaining works and sold them immediately. We decided to exhibit at her gallery. We had to turn her home into a gallery for the evening so that we can have more space. The first Alice Art and Portchie exhibit was in October 1995. That evening 400 people attended and we sold out and a great friendship was forged, I have had bi-annual exhibits at Alice Art ever since.

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

East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery Sonwabiso Ngcai, a master’s degree student studying through the Vaal University of Technology will be exhibiting his final dissertation in the main gallery of the Ann Bryant Gallery, 29/10/2015 until 12/11/2015.

Gallery on Leviseur The Moment of Transition, Anton Smit, 25/09/2015 until 31/10/2015, 200 Photos of different artists from the Free State, Anton Smit, 25/09/2015 until 31/10/2015, NG Kerk Vrystaat - Jubeljaar Fotokompetisie, 25/09/2015 until 17/10/2015, Westdene, C. 0828352335, admin@ galleryonleviseur.co.za, www.galleryonleviseur.co.za

Clarens Art and Wine Gallery The gallery houses an exquisite collection of art and fine wines, Clarens, T. 058 256 1298, anton@artandwine.co.za, www.artandwine.co.za

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Everard Read The Boscias of Tswalu, Leigh Voigt & Nic Bladen, 08/10 - 31/10/2015, 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard.co.za, www.everard-read.co.za Fifth Avenue Fine Art Next Auction: 1st November 2015, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040, stuart@5thaveauctions.co.za, www.5thaveauctions.co.za Gallery 2 Group Exhibition, Lebohang Sithole, Mario Soares, Donald Makola & Ramaruth Makola, 17/10/2015 until07/11/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 4470155/98, info@gallery2.co.za, www.gallery2. co.za Goodman Gallery Young, Gifted and Black, Curated by Hank Willis Thomas, 26/09/2015 until 11/11/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 7881113, nonhlanhla@goodmangallery.com, www.goodman-gallery.com Graham’s Fine Art Gallery Graham’s presents a solo exhibition by contemporary artist, André van Vuuren. This exhibition celebrates van Vuuren’s 50th solo exhibition and traces some of the more important milestones in his career, 17/09/2015 until 14/11/2015, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869, info@ grahamsgallery.co.za, www.grahamsgallery.co.za Halifax Art Halifax Art is a Johannesburg based visual art agency specializing in contemporary art, promoting the work of established and emerging South African artists, Parkhurst, C. 0827846695, dana@16halifaxart.co.za, www.16halifaxart.co.za/

Spoil your Senses on the Benoni Art Route. Discover local artists producing a diverse range of art from Sculptures, Paintings, Stained Glass, Hand Made Knives and Hand Blown Glass.The Benoni Art Route is open on the last Sunday of the month between 10am and 3pm. Further information and maps are available at www.benoniartroute.co.za or call Elaine Marx on 0845816340. Follow the Artists on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebenoniartroute.co.za Heidi Hadaway, Crouching Man, bronze, 50x40cm

Port Elizabeth ArtEC - EPSAC Community Art Centre artEC is a non-profit organisation and Community Art Centre, set up for the advancement of the Visual Arts and Art Craftsmanship by working to uplift the arts in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, helping artists and encouraging a public interest in the arts. T. 041 5853641, gallery@artecpe.co.za, www.artecpe.co.za Galerie NOKO Damn The Critics, Various artists, 30/0/2015 until 24/10/2015, 109-111 Russell Road, Richmond Hill, T. 041 5822090, manager@ galerienoko.com / galerienoko@gmail.com, www. galerienoko.com Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum 60 years of collecting: Launch of the 60th anniversary programme, From the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, 30/09/2015 until 18/10/2015, 60 years of collecting: In the beginning …, From the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, 19/09/2015 until 04/11/2015, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000, artmuseum@ mandelametro.gov.za, www.artmuseum.co.za Underculture Contemporary Glass Exhibition, Fluxus, 09/09/2015 until 09/10/2015, Solo Exhibition Marc Pradervand, 14/10/2015 until 13/11/2015, 98A Park Drive, Central T. 041 3730074, admin@underculturecontemporary.co.za, www. underculturecontemporary.co.za

Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum 27th Sophia Gray Memorial Exhibition: Big Dreams in a Small City – Places of Memory / Spaces of Imagination, Anton Roodt, 27/08/2015 until 04/10/2015, Ik ben an Afrikander IV The Unequal Conversation, A group exhibition curated by Tereza Lizamore, 08/10/2015 until15/11/2015, After Landscape, A solo exhibition by Landi Raubenheimer, 23/10/2015 until 29/11/2015, Waverley, T. 051 0110525 ext 611, karen.marais@nasmus.co.za, www.facebook.com/ OliewenhuisArtMuseum

Johannesburg Absa Art Gallery Solo exhibition, Alastair Mclachlan, 04/10/2015 until 30/10/2015, Absa Gallery, 161 Main Street. T. 011 3505139, paulbay@absa.co.za, www. absa.co.za Alice Art Gallery Pomegranates | Granate, Michael Heyns, 03/10/2015 until 04/10/2015, Flowers & Street Scenes, Petro Neal 17/10/2015 until 18/10/2015, Ruimsig, T. 011 9581392 info@aliceart. co.za, www.aliceart.co.za Art Afrique Gallery Contemporary Art Gallery, Sandton, T. 011 2927113, art@artafrique.co.za, www. artafrique.co.za Artist Proof Studio 10 years of unique work from Artist Proof Studio archives, On Auction, 12/11 19/11/2015, Newtown, T. 011 4921278, gallery@ artistproofstudio.co.za, www.artistproofstudio.co.za Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery Benon Lutaaya Solo, 29/10 - 16/11/2015, Bryanston, T. 011 4638524, info@candiceberman.co.za, www. candicebermangallery.com Cherie de Villiers Gallery Dealers in fine paintings and sculptures by leading South African artists. Sandton, T. 011 3255395, cheart@global.co.za, www. gallery.co.za CIRCA on Jellicoe Response, Bronwyn Lace & Neels Coetzee, 01/10 - 31/10/2015, 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard.co.za, www.circaonjellicoe.co.za Crouse Art Gallery Paintings and sculptures by well known South African Artists, Llwellyn Davies, Gerrit Roon, Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, David Novella, Makiwa, Maria, Christiaan Nice and many more, Florida, T. 011 6723821, suzette.crouse@telkomsa. net, www.artdealers.co.za/ Diedericks/Faber Fine Art The Winter Show 2015, Daya Heller, Dani Buch, Christiaan Diedericks, Norman O’Flynn, Vanessa Berlein and Kali van der Merwe until 23/10/2015, Melville, T. 011 7263638, elton@diedericksfaberfineart.com, www. diedericksfaberfineart.com

The Henry George Gallery Heidi and David Hadaway: The Ha daways, the latest bronze figures by Heidi Hadaway and landscape/wildlife paintings by David Hadaway, an exhibition curated by Darryl Gray and Mandy Walker, 22/10 – 14/11. 45, 6th Street, Parkhurst, 2193, Johannesburg, T. 011 880 2698. www.henrygeorge.co.za/darryl@ henrygeorge.co.za/mandy@henrygeorge.co.za Open: Saturdays, 9.30 to 4pm; Mon 9-12.30; Tues to Friday, 9-4pm

Johannesburg Art Gallery 1:1, Alinka Echeverría, 09/08/2015 until 25/10/2015, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130, TinyM@joburg.org.za, www.facebook.com/ FriendsofJAG Lizamore & Associates Gallery Latent, Mandy Coppes-Martin, 01/10/2015 until 24/10/2015, Comfortably Numb, George Holloway, 01/10/2015 until 24/10/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 8808802, suen@ lizamore.co.za, www.lizamore.co.za

outoftheCUBE outoftheCUBE transcode: Frikkie Eksteen The latest outoftheCUBE transcode exhibition features works in which Frikkie Eksteen has digitized existing painted portraits, and ‘remapped’ them using 3D wire frame models, printed onto canvas and overpainted in oils. In this way he questions several traditional concepts relating to the act of portrait painting, and these are discussed in his artist’s statement. Seen here, a detail from the ‘Shrapnel’ triptych. www.outofthecube.co.za Res Gallery Res Gallery is an art gallery involved in promoting and selling digital media art, from limited edition prints to interactive installations, and mixed media artworks. Parkwood, T. 011 8804054, info@ resgallery.com, www.resgallery.com Springs Art Gallery 2015 Thami Mnyele Fine Art Awards | Exhibition Opening and Prize Giving Ceremony, 26/09/2015 until 18/10/2015, Springs, T. 011 999 8726/7, Thabo.Sekoaila@ekurhuleni.gov.za, www.artmap.co.za/568/springs+art+gallery/ Standard Bank Gallery The Pursuit of Values, David Goldblatt, 22/10/2015 until 05/12/2015, T. 011 6311889, arts@standardbank.co.za, www. standardbankarts.co.za Stevenson E is for Exhibition, Anton Kannemeyer, 01/10/2015 - 13/11/2015, Braamfontein, T 011 403 1055/1908, jhb@stevenson.info, www.stevenson.info UJ Art Gallery Brics Capitals: Titus Matiyane’s Panoramas, Solo show, 07/10/2015 until 11/11/2015, APK Campus, Auckland Park. T. 011 5592099, aedempsey@uj.ac.za, www.uj.ac.za/EN/ ArtsandCulture/Pages/home.aspx

Pretoria

Helen Wallace Day Exhibitions: The Upper Deck Gallery, Plettenberg Bay; Bamboo Gallery, Melville, Johannesburg; Sharon Samson Gallery, Illovo, Johannesburg; Henry Taylor Gallery, Sandton, Johannesburg; The Turbine Hall Art Fair 2013, Johannesburg Enquiries to: Helenday1007@gmail.com +27 083 458 6040 In Toto Gallery Marion Boehm’s Paper & Patches, 01/10/2015 until 02/11/2015, Birdhaven, T. 011 4476543, megan@intotogallery.co.za, www. intotogallery.co.za

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Alette Wessels@Pretoria Kunskamer Art gallery & art consultancy, specialising in SA art as an investment, dealing in Old Masters, & selected contemporay art. T. 012 3460728, alette@pretoriakunskamer.co.za, www.pretoriakunskamer.co.za Association of Arts Pretoria Flowing Ground and other Variables, Loeritha Saayman, 02/10/2015 until 21/10/2015, Paradise Lost, Danielle Malherbe, 16/10/2015 until 04/11/2015, Beyond, Willie van Rensburg, 23/10/2015 until 11/11/2015, Nature’s beauty – Disturbed or Revealed, At Smit, 30/10/2015 until 18/11/2015, Nieuw Muckleneuk, T. 012 346 3100, artspta@mweb.co.za, www.artsassociationpta. co.za/news.html Centurion Art Gallery Centurion & Midrand Camera, Photography group exhibition, landscape, 28/09/2015 - 09/10/2015, Elsa Blem School of Creative Art, Emerging students art exhibition, 12/10/2015 30/10/2015, Moreletapark, T. 012 3583477, artg@ tshwane.gov.za, www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za/ centurion Chris Tugwell Art Gallery A celebration of Jacaranda’s in bloom, October in Pretoria, Jenny Boon, 24/09/2015 until 28/10/2015, Brooklyn, Pretoria, T. 012 346 0925, info@christugwell.co.za, www. christugwell.co.za


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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS Durban Art Gallery Venus at home, A solo exhibition by Usha Seejarim, 13/08/2015 until 18/10/2015, Durban University of Technology’s Confucius Institute presents a photography exhibition, 01/09/2015 until 18/10/2015, Seed time, A solo exhibition of photographs and drawings by Omar Badsha, 22/09/2015 until 30/11/2015, T. 031 3112264, Thulani.Makhaye@durban.gov.za, www.durban.gov.za

Newcastle

Fried Contemporary Spring show ‘15 | various artists | Rooms 1 & 2 of the Gallery | 08 Oct – 21 Oct 2015 Cobus Haupt (Sculpture) & Dylan Graham (Painting) Rooms 1 & 2 of the Gallery | 24 Oct – 21 Nov 2015 1146 Justice Mahomed St, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0181 t: 012 346 0158, e: info@friedcontemporary.com, www.friedcontemporary.com Bus hrs: Tue - Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 10am - 2pm; Closed: Mon, Sun & Public Holidays

Pretoria Art Museum Fragile histories, fugitive lives, Keith Dietrich, 21/10/2015 until 17/01/2016, The internationally recognised, Johannesburg based photographer Michael Meyersfeld will exhibit two of his latest collections of photographs at the Pretoria Art Museum, 28/10/2015 until 31/01/2016, Pretoria, T. 012 3586752, mmutlekg@tshwane.gov.za, The Leonardo Gallery In The Leonardo Gallery you will find many different genres of art. We introduced more variety by adding art mediums like photography, mosaic, art jewellery, woodwork, food, music and wine, Arcadia, Pretoria, T. 012 9970520, leonardo.gal@ telkomsa.net, www.theleonardogaller y.com St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery Rooftop VII-The inner child, Guy du Toit, Gordon Froud, Rossouw van der Walt, Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, Caitlin Greenberg, Michelle le Grange, Nelson Thaba, Adriaan Diedericks, Moira MacMurray, Marke Meyer, Yannis Generalis, Sarah Richards, Noko Mello, Ronit Judelman, Francois Venter, Jaco Sieberhagen, Andre Prinsloo, Sanna Swart & Kgotso Pati, 26/08/2015 - 30/10/2015, Hosea Matlou Solo Exhibition: Crime free for a year, 13/09/2015 13/10/2015, Andre Naude, Solo Exhibition: Ornaments, 25/10/2015 - 20/11/2015, Pretoria, Brooklyn Circle. T. 012 4600284, stlorientfashion@gmail.com, www. stlorient.co.za UNISA Art Gallery The Unisa Art Gallery invites you to the Third and Fourth level Visual Arts and Multimedia Student Exhibition from the Department of Art History, Visual Arts & Musicology at Unisa 2015, 05/12/2015 until 29/01/2016, Muckleneuk, T. 012 4415876, botham2@unisa.ac.za, www.unisa.ac.za/gallery

KZ Natal Ballito Imbizo Gallery Out of my head – a solo exhibition featuring the abstract paintings by Jean Arundel, 10/09/2015 - 30/09/2015, Ballito, T. 032 9461937, info@imbizogallery.co.za, www.imbizogallery.com

Durban

Carnegie Art Gallery Cultural Diversity of Umzansi exhibition, 18/09/2015 until 31/01/2016, Newcastle, KZN, T. 034 3287622, Phumzile.Dlamini@newcastle. gov.za, www.carnegie-art.co.za

Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery Schreiner Gallery, WP van Heerden: Shattered Views, 18/10/2015 until 06/12/2015, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801, brendan.bell@msunduzi.gov.za, www.tatham.org.za

Umhlanga Rocks Makiwa Gallery For the discerning art collectors of Fine South African paintings and sculpture. Owned by renowned artist, Makiwa Mutomba, also featuring other respected artists. Open everyday. Makiwa Mutomba, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Coral Spencer, Derric van Rensburg, Elbe van Rooyen, Ian Hertslet, Isabel le Roux, Kobus Nel, Marlien van Heerden, Nicole Pletts, Llewellyn Owen Davies, Roelof Rossouw, Shaune Rogatschnig, Tony de Freitas, Willy Reekmans & Sarah Richards, 01/10/2015 until 01/11/2015, Umhlanga Rocks, T. 031 5611194, info@makiwagalleries.com, www.makiwagalleries.com/artists-umhlanga-ga

Mpumalanga Graskop Le Gallerie Restoration, Maria Koch, Gustavo Vink, Anica, Jana Branca, Wendy Malan, Michael Heyns, Cornelius Bosch, Christian Nice, Munro, Gerrit Pitout, Roema Photography, 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015, T. 013 767 1093, le_gallerie@mweb.co.za, www. legallerie.co.za

White River The Artists’ Press New Editions of limited edition original prints available from The Artists’ Press by leading SA artists, currently on our website, Waterfield Farm near White River, T. 013 7513225, mark@ artistspress.co.za, 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. White River, T. 013 7582409, theloop@worldonline. co.za, www.tlafoundry.co.za The White River Gallery Creative Exploration, An exhibition of the works produced by the students of local artist Braam van Wijk, 10/10/2015, White River, C. 0836758833, art@whiterivergallery.co.za, www. whiterivergallery.co.za

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

Potchefstroom North-West University Gallery Top Up Inside Out, Group Exhibition curated by Anneli Dempsey, 15/10/2015 until 06/11/2015, NWU Potchefstroon Campus, T. 018 2994341, gallery@nwu.ac.za, www. nwu.ac.za/nwugallery North-West University Botanical Garden Gallery The Games People Play, A group show curated by Gordon Froud & Yannis Generalis, 05/10/2015 until 06/11/2015, NWU Potchefstroom Campus, gallery@ nwu.ac.za, www.nwu.ac.za/nwugallery

Western Cape Cape Town ArtB Gallery, Bellville The Arts Association of Bellville, through its vibrant art gallery, creates a platform for and showcases visual art and artists in the Western Cape to raise public awareness of art. Bellville, T. 021 9171197, artbellville@gmail.com, www.artb.co.za Artvark Gallery Spring Show, The Spring exhibition features Peter van Straten, Clare Menck, Isabella Kuijers, Guy du Toit, Willemien de Villiers and others. Opening speaker Dr Helen Moffett, with poetry readings by Churchil Naude, 26/09/2015 - 31/10/2015, Kalk Bay, T. 021 788 5584, artvark@iafrica.com, www. artvark.org Barnard Gallery Eden, Jaco van Schalkwyk, 15/09/2015 - 20/10/2015, Newlands, T. 021 671 1553, brad@barnardgallery.com, www.barnardgallery. com Bronze Age Bron ze Foundry, Woodstock, T. 021 447 3914, info@bronzeage.co.za, www.bronzeage.co.za

Northern Cape Kimberley

Cameraland Gallery

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

Hoedspruit

artSPACE durban 12 October – 31 October 2015 “Pulp Fiction” – group exhibition “The Exploded View” - Robert Balfour 2 November – 14 November “THE COURAGEOUS I: Shared Experience, Intrepid Explorations” group exhibition 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Rd), Durban +27 31 312 0793, www.artspace-durban.com

North West

Imbizo Gallery Bronze Sculptures, Herman Bosman’s Play and Photographic Spectacular, Bronze Sculptures by Marke Meyer, Herman Charles Bosman’s stories by Barbie Meyer, Photography by Jof McLean, Mwana Bermudes, Bjorn Borge - Lunde and Klaus Tiedge, 01/10/2015 - 31/10/2015, A Fushion of Photographic excellence, Jof, McLean, Mwana Bermudas, Bjorn Borge - Lunde, & Klaus Tiedge, 01/10/2015 - 03/10/2015, A weekend of Arts & Culture in the heart of the Bushveld - exhibitions / shows: Sculpture, Photography, Theatre - Bosman’s Veld Maiden, Fashion, Book-Signing & Wine Tasting, Marke Meyer, Barbie Meyer, Klaus Tiedge, Terrence Bray & Frank Layman, 01/10/2015 - 04/10/2015, Hoedspruit, T. 087 808 2826, geoffrey@lantic.net, www.imbizogallery.com

beyond Beyond: infinite and infinitesimal photographic and video artworks by Kali van der Merwe curation by Jackie Ruth Murray 8 October - 7 November 68 Long Street, T. 021 001 9028 Jade@tudortech.co.za, www.cameraland.co.za www.kali.co.za

Carmel Art Dealers in fine art, exclusive distributers of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings, Green Point, T. 021 4213333, carmel@global.co.za, www. carmelart.co.za Casa Labia Gallery Casa Labia gallery hosts solo and group exhibitions featuring established and emerging South African Fine Artists, Muizenberg, T. 021 788 6068, gallery@casalabia.co.za, www.casalabia.co.za Catherine Timotei Art Catherine Timotei at the Leonardo Da Vinci, Millenial Gallery exhibition, Interactivity, October 2015, V & A Waterfront, C. 0837456073, abstractart@catherinetimotei.com, www.catherinetimotei.com/

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Commune.1 Territories, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, 22/09/2015 until 14/10/2015, Wale Street, Cape Town, T. 021 4475918, gallery@ commune1.com, www.commune1.com/ Diedericks/Faber Fine Art The Winter Show | 2015, Daya Heller, Dani Buch, Christiaan Diedericks, Norman O’Flynn, Vanessa Berlein and Kali van der Merwe, until 23/10/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 5528871, elton@diedericksfaberfineart.com, www. diedericksfaberfineart.com Deziree Finearts A collection of Contemporary Colonial & African Oil Paintings, Fish Hoek, T. 021 785 1120, dez@dezireefinearts.co.za, www.dezireefinearts.co.za Die Kunskamer Works by leading artists, Irma Stern, Hugo Naude, Cecil Skotnes, Cynthia Villet, Norman Catherine, Hardy Botha, Bill Davis, Gail Catlin, Simone Stone, David Brown & Pierneef. Sea Point, T. 021 434 9529, info@kunskamer.co.za, www.diekunskamer.co.za Eatwell Art Gallery Open Studio, Mags Eatwell, Eric Oswald Eatwell and Lynne-Marie Eatwell, 01/10/2015 until 31/10/2015, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767, toonlynne@gmail.com, www.eatwellgallery.com EBONY Cape Town It Is What It Is, Solo Show by Zemba Luzamba, 01/10/2015 until 03/11/2015, Cape Town, CBD, T. 021 4249985, gernot@ebonydesign. co.za, www.ebonydesign.co.za Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of antiques, furniture, bespoke pieces of objet d’arts & fine art, incl. SA masters. Wynberg, T. 021 762 7983, melissa@ eclectica.co.za, www.eclecticaartandantiques.co.za Eclectica Design & Art Our launch exhibition Bauhaus Revisited introduces our gallery and creative space with an exhibition that celebrates art and design, Natasha Barnes, Haldane Martin, Albert Coertse, Marna Hattingh, Frank Böhm, Shelley Street, Richard Scott, also featuring works by: Adrianne Silva, Lars Fischedick, Gavin Rain, 04/09/2015 until 18/10/2015, Cape Town, T. 021 4220327, dmin@eclecticadesignandart.co.za, www.eclecticadesignandart.co.za Eclectica Modern Gallery The Artists Prism - the numerous aspects of our experience campares to the colours that are refracted by a prism, Wonder Mathinus, Paul Birchall, Anthony Cawood & Jeremy Dyer, 21/10/2015 until 21/11/2015, 9A Cavendish Street, Claremont, T. 021 6717315, margie@eclectica.co.za, www.eclecticaartandantiques.co.za/modern Erdmann Contemporary Form and Substance, Contemporary South African Art - Emerging & Established Talents, 26/08/2015 until 03/10/2015, Gardens, T. 021 4222762, galleryinfo@mweb.co.za, www.erdmanncontemporary.co.za Everard Read Philip Barlow, Solo exhibition, 01/10 16/10/2015, Matthew Hindley, Solo exhibition, 29/10 - 10/11/2015, V & A Waterfront, T. 021 4184527, justine@everard.co.za, www.everard-read-capetown. co.za 34 Fine Art CRISP - Group Exhibition, Mr. Brainwash, Takashi Murakami, Esther Mahlangu, Norman Catherine, Jade Doreen Waller, Sir Peter Blake, Goncalo Mabunda, Asha Zero & AME72, 01/09/2015 - 28/10/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 461 1863, info@34fineart.com, www.34fineart.com


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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS Gallery F Next Exhibition by Ken Gerhardt on the 1st October. (First Thursday), Cape Town, T. 021 423 4423, gavin@galleryf.co.za, www.galleryf.co.za Goodman Gallery Elegy, Gabrielle Goliath, 17/10/2015 - 24/10/2015, Cradle, Walter Oltmann, 29/10/2015 - 12/12/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4627567, zach@goodman-gallery.com, www. goodman-gallery.com G2 Art Contemporary modern paintings and sculpture by South African Artists. G2 Art is a permanent Gallery, Artists include Kelly John Gough, Jimmy Law, Nicole PLetts and Vanessa Berlein, to name a few, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169, di@g2art.co.za, www.g2art. co.za/contact-us/

Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery Acrylic by Heather Auer 80 x 80 cm Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery

Johans Borman Fine Art Johans Borman Fine Art will be showing a selection of artwork by Anthony Land and Hennie Niemann Jnr at the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House in London, UK, 15/10/2015 until 18/10/2015, At the Cape Town Gallery we will be showing a selection of works by SA Masters, as well as works by contemporary artists, Newlands, T. 021 6836863, art@johansborman.co.za, www.johansborman.co.za Kalk Bay Modern Sculpture and Ceramics Exhibition, Kalk Bay Modern will be hosting its annual Sculpture and Ceramic Exhibition, showcasing Christo Giles, Ceramic Matters, Christina Bryer, Clementina van der Walt, David Walters, Diane Harper, Hennie Meyer, Ian Garrett, Lisa Ringwood, Maureen Visage, Rebecca Townsend, Sandy Godwin, Sarah Walters, Sonja Moore, Tania Babb, Wilma Cruise and many more, 07/10/2015 until 31/10/2015, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7886571, kbmodern@iafrica.com, www.kalkbaymodern.co.za/ Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Fine arts foundry and sculpture studio, Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Chris Bladen & Gilbert Banda, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7888736, ignoblis@iafrica.com Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery Urban Art, Wayne Bks, 01/10/2015 until 28/10/2015, Cape Town CBD, C. 0837456073, info@davincigallery.co.za Lesley Charnock Art Gallery A selection of work by Lesley Charnock and Helen van Stolk, Open 7 days a week, Newlands, C. 0824241033, helenvstolk@gmail. com, www.lesleycharnock.com

99 Loop ‘Emergence’ – solo exhibition by New York artist Andrew Hart Adler 30.09 – 31.10.2015 99 Loop Street, cnr Church gallery@99loop.co.za / www.99loop.co.za Provenance Auction House 8 Vrede Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4618009, unati@ provenanceart.co.za, www.provenanceart.co.za/

Quayside Centre c/n Wharf & St Georges St, Simon’s Town, 7975 Western Cape Tel/Fax: +27 (0)21 7827321 Mobile: +27 (0)827792695 gallery@infinart.co.za www.infinart.co.za Hout Bay Gallery Situated in the beautiful seaside town of Hout Bay. Artworks include Paintings, Furniture & Sculptures by South African Artists. Original Art by Sarah Danes Jarrett, Koos De Wet, David Kuijers, Russell Travers, Sam Allerton, Schalk Van Der Merwe, Claude Chandler, Candice Dawn B, Richard Scott and many more.Open every day, All welcome, Hout bay, T. 021 7903618, info@houtbaygallery.co.za, www. houtbaygallery.co.za

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

In-Fin-Art - Picture Framers & Art Gallery Expert advice | Extensive range of moulding profiles | Custom made hand-finished frames | Conservation framing with museum glass | Original art by local contemporary artists 9 Wolfe St, Wynberg Tel: 021 761 2816 gallery@infinart.co.za www.infinart.co.za Iziko SA National Gallery South Africa’s premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Selections from the Permanent Collection change regularly to enable the museum to have a full programme of temporary exhibitions of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles and architecture. They provide insight into the extraordinary range of aesthetic production in this country, the African continent and further afield. See our website for information on exhibitions currently on show, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4674660, mediaofficer@iziko.org.za, www.iziko.org.za

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Lutge Gallery We showcase South African antique furniture and architectural features as well as Allan Lutge’s table designs that are constructed in reclaimed indigenous woods, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4248448 or 021 788 8931, lutgegallery@netactive. co.za, www.lutge.co.za Michaelis Galleries Fantastic, Jelili Atiku, Dineo Bopape, Kudzanai Chiurai, Andrew Esiebo, Milumbe Haimbe, Aida Muluneh, Terence Nance, Tracey Rose, Zina Saro-Wiwa & Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, 08/09/2015 until 09/10/2015, T. 021 4807170, nkule. mabaso@uct.ac.za, www.michaelis.uct.ac.za/galleries/

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GALLERY DISPLAY BLOCK Mogalakwena Gallery “Twilight se voet” – John Cartwright from Bettie Coetzee Lambrecht’s new photo-book and solo exhibition STILL/LIFE IN MOTION - a portrait of time passing Exhibition concludes 30 October 2015 Mogalakwena Gallery, 3 Church Street, Cape Town www.mogalakwena.com

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Red! The Gallery Rick Becker “Karoo Motel” Contemporary Art Gallery and interlinked Café, for “The love of art and the art of food” Featuring art by leading SA artists and emerging artists, including, Andrew Cooper, Michael Waters, David Kuijers, Derric van Rensburg, Rick Becker, Wakaba Mutheki, to name a few. Bronzes by Jean Doyle and Louis Chanu. Steenberg Village Shoppin g Centre, Reddam Avenue, Tokai. Email: red@redthegallery.co.za Phone: 021 7010886, www.redthegallery.co.za

Rose Korber Art Ongoing selection of works available through Rose Korber, Artists include William Kentridge, Willie Bester, Sam Nhlengethwa, Richard Smith, Deborah Bell, Claudette Schreuders, Lyndi Sales, JP Meyer, Robert Slingsby, Beezy Bailey, Norman Catherine, and hand-made beaded necklaces by Gordon Radowsky. Call Unati Silinga at Provenance Art, 8 Vrede Street, Gardens (Tel: 021- 4618009; e-mail: unati@ provenanceart.co.za), 8 Vrede Street, Gardens, off Hatfield Str, T. 021 4330957, roskorb@icon.co.za, www.rosekorberart.com Ryno Swart Art Gallery Venice 2015, 12 days of painting in the city of dreams under the expert guidance of Ryno Swart, 19/10/2015 until 31/10/2015, Simon’s Town, T. 021 7863975, ryno@artistvision.com, www. artistvision.org Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Sanlam Portrait Award Top40, Winner and Top 40 Finalists of the Sanlam Portrait Award competition, 28/08/2015 until 08/10/2015. Rust-en-Vrede Clay Museum Johan Coetzee, Theo Paul Vorster, Hugo de Villiers Solo Exhibitions, 13/10/2015 - 05/11/2015, Durbanville, T. 021 9764691, rustenvrede@telkomsa.net, www.rust-envrede.com/

Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection “Past Futures” – 4 - 28 November 2015 A group exhibition featuring Mariëtte Bergh, Rikus Ferreira, Daniel du Plessis, Gerhard Human, Edzard du Plessis 91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town 021-424-6930 info@salon91.co.za, www.salon91.co.za Sanlam Art Gallery Permanent collection of SA art & a large exhibition space, Bellville, T. 021 947 3359, Stefan.Hundt@sanlam.co.za, www.sanlam.co.za SMAC Art Gallery, CT Egungun Masquerades, Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou, 03/09/2015 until 17/10/2015, Agnus Dei, Ed Young, 03/09/2015 until 17/10/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4225100, info@smacgallery.com, www.smacgallery.com South African Jewish Museum Resonance and Wonder, A group exhibition showcasing the phenomenal talent of Jewish artists in Cape Town, 15/10/2015 until 15/11/2015, Gardens, T. 021 4651546, gavin@ sajewishmuseum.co.za, www.sajewishmuseum.org.za/


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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS South African Society of Artists SASA was founded to cater specifically to the practicing artist. We hold four exhibitions annually. All work at all four exhibitions is available for sale. Cape Town Central, T. 021 6718941, gchambers@mweb.co.za, www.sasa-artists.co.za StateoftheART Gallery A diverse selection of new work on show in our permanent gallery space in Cape Town, or visit our online platform to browse our full inventory of available art, Jodi Hugo, Pascale Chandler, Michaela Rinaldi, Sua Havenga and Sarah Walmsley, CT CBD, T. 021 8014710, jennifer@stateoftheartgallery.com, www.stateoftheart-gallery.com Stevenson Serge Alain Nitegeka, 10/10/2015 until 14/11/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500, cpt@ stevenson.info, www.stevenson.info/ Sulger-Buel Lovell Morning After Dark, David Lurie, 05/08 - 31/10/2015, Portraits, Victor Ekpuk, 29/09 24/10/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4475918, tamzin@ sulger-buel-lovell.com, www.sulger-buel-lovell.com The Studio Kalk Bay The Studio is a creative, dynamic and vibrant space in the heart of Kalk Bay, Cape Town, housing the studio of Donna McKellar, The Bistro and a Gallery for hire. Kalk Bay, info@ thestudiokalkbay.co.za, www.thestudiokalkbay.co.za The AVA Gallery Candyland, Russell Bruns, 17/09/2015 - 17/10/2015, On Entropy and Becoming, Hanien Conradie, Alexandra Karakashian, Maurice Mbikayi and Quanta Gauld, 17/09/2015 - 17/10/2015, The Art of the Ordinary, Group show, 22/10/2015 21/11/2015, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436, info@ava.co.za, www.ava.co.za The Cape Gallery An exhibition of paintings & prints by Grethe Hutt-Schonken, 20/09/2015 - 10/10/2015, An exhibition of paintings by Roelof Rossouw, 18/10/2015 - 07/11/2015, Cape Town, T. 021 423 5309, web@capegallery.co.za, www.capegallery.co.za The Framery Art Gallery This vibrant and friendly 20 year old gallery in metropolitan Sea Point have a permanent exhibition. Expert picture framing done on our premises. Painting and mosaic by Marcelino Manhula, Ronald Muchatuta, Loyiso Mkize, Fikile Mqayi, Elizabeth Robertson, Elizabeth Wood, Tatyana Binovska, Stuart Valentine-Rambridge, Richard Pike, among others, Sea Point, T. 021 434 5022, debbiegrewe@gmail.com, www.theframeryartgallery. tripod.com/framery/index.html The Framing Place Conservation framing, framing of art, Block mounting and Block frames. Observatory, T. 021 4473988, info@framingplace.co.za, UCT Irma Stern Museum Ihubo Lengabadi/Song of the Soil, ceramics by Sbonelo Tau Luthuli. Curated by Bridget Thompson, The Arts and Ubuntu Trust, Sbonelo Tau Luthuli, 10/10/2015 until 24/10/2015, Rosebank, T. 021 6855686, mary.vanblommestein@uct.ac.za, www.irmasternmuseum.org.za Wall Art Gallery Figure and Ground, Cecil Skotnes, Walter Battiss, Peter Clarke, Dumile Feni, Gerard Sekoto, Kenneth Baker, Christo Coetzee, Carl Büchner, Norman Catherine, Piet van Heerden, Kenneth Baker & Robert Hodgins, 01/08/2015 until 30/11/2015, V & A Waterfront, T. 021 418 1953, info@wallsaart.co.za, www.wallsaart.co.za What if the World Gallery New Works by Lyndi Sales, 19/09/2015 - 24/10/2015, Tophies Michael Taylor 19/09/2015 - 24/10/2015, Woodstock Cape Town T. 021 4472376 info@whatiftheworld.comwww. whatiftheworld.com

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Crouse Art Gallery Various Artists, Christiaan Nice, Makiwa, Maria, Walter Meyer, Gerrit Roon, Anton Benzon, Ella, Este Mostert, Charmain Eastment, Diane Erasmus, Bea, Carla Bosch, Daily 08h00 to 18h00, George, T. 044 8870361, suzette.crouse@telkomsa. net, www.artdealers.co.za Wonki Ware Di Marshall pottery. South African Dinnerware & Table Accessories. George, T. 044 884 1883, info@wonkiware.co.za, www.wonkiware.co.za

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

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De Geheime Botrivier Femme Fatale, Mtini and friends. This exhibition has been extended till October 2015, 01/09/2015 until 21/10/2015, Botrivier Hotel, Main Road, C. 0823484539, mtini.michael@gmail. com / degeheimekelder.botrivier@gmail.com

Art@39Long Andrew van der Merwe & Dillon Marsh: Land Art through Calligraphy and Photography. Muse Exhibition with Mien Greyling, Susqya Williams, Helen Pfeil, Llise Dodd, Tertius van Huysteen & more. Great Brak River, C. 0825763338, artat39long@gmail.com, www.39long.gallery

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

Abalone Gallery Selected works on paper, Titia Ballot, Christoff Barnard, Elzaby Laubscher, Judith Mason, André Naudé, Jeannette Unite & Louis van Heerden, 02/10/2015 - 03/11/2015, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935, art@abalonegallery.co.za, www. abalonegallery.co.za Rossouw Modern Art Gallery The Curator Selection, Bastiaan van Stenis, Hugo Maritz, Ruan Huisamen, Jono Dry, Stewart Dods, Nicolle Pletts & Roelie van Heerden, 01/10/2015 until 30/10/2015

Franschhoek Art in the Yard Femmes du Monde - Women of the World, A solo exhibition by Claire Soffietti, 24/10/2015 until 14/11/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280, lizelle@artintheyard.co.za, www.artintheyard.co.za

EBONY Franschhoek Art in Clay Festival, Recent acquisitions by Hugo Naude, Jacobus Hendrick Pierneef, Patrick Bongoy Bokambwa, Sthenjwa Luthuli, Ester Mahlangu, William Kentridge, Cecil Skotnes, Ashleigh Olsen alongside SA design & sculptures, 25/10/2015 - 30/11/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, gernot@ ebonydesign.co.za, www.ebonydesign.co.za IS Art Pretty Ponies, Nicolene C Swanepoel, 04/10/2015 until 03/11/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762071, gallery@isart.co.za

Space Art Gallery The Curator Selection, A themed collection of invited artists, sculptors and ceramicists, 01/10/2015 until 30/10/2015, Hermanus, T. 028 313 2222, info@rossouwmodern.com, www. rossouwmodern.com Willie Botha Sculpture Gallery Permanent Exhibition of sculptures by Willie Botha and paintings by Charmaine de Jongh Gelderblom, Hermanus, T. 028 3132304, decolite@mweb.co.za, www. williebothasculptures.com

Knysna

The La Motte Museum Offers a cultural-historical experience featuring the estate’s history and architecture. Current exhibitions: Heritage collection of South African old master, JH Pierneef and Thoughtful Journey – a celebration of female artists. Experiences: Historic Walk – Wednesdays & Sculpture Walk – Thursdays (10:00-11:00 bookings essential) T 021 876 8850, E museum@la-motte.co.za, www.la-motte.com Makiwa Gallery For the discerning art collectors of Fine SA paintings & sculpture. Owned by renowned artist, Makiwa Mutomba, also featuring other respected artists. Open daily. Makiwa Mutomba, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Ian Hertslet, Kobus Nel, Marlien van Heerden, Roelof Rossouw, Shaune Rogatschnig, Tony De Freitas, Willy Reekmans & Sarah Richards, 01/10/2015 - 31/10/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 876 2600, infofk@makiwagalleries.com, www. makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek The Gallery at Grande Provence 3 solo exhibitions, Artists: Paula van Coller Louw, Grace da Costa & Gunter Obojkovits, 11/10/2015 - 26/10/2015, Alisha Erasmus. Art in Clay Festival featuring ceramic works by Charmain Haines, Martin Swart, Donvé Branch, Martin Haines & also Intaglio prints by Lawrance Brennon, 24/10/2015 - 30/11/2015, Franschhoek T. 0218768630 gallery@grandeprovence.co.za, www. grandeprovence.co.za The Shop at Grande Provence Collection of works, Fine tribal African Art and Jewellery by Ilse Malan, Ongoing, Grande Provence Estate, T. 021 8768630, gallery@grandeprovence.co.za, www.grandeprovence. co.za/gallery-and-art-franschhoek/The-Shop.html

Knysna Fine Art Recent works by Hannalie Taute, Phillemon Hlungwani and Liberty Battson, 01/10/2015 until 31/10/2015, A Different Drummer: Krisjan Rossouw, we never dreamt of seas, photographic exhibition, 01/10/2015 until 31/10/2015, Thesen House, T. 044 3825 107, gallery@finearts.co.za, www.finearts.co.za Elliott Art Gallery Special Winter Season Exhibition @ The Knysna Log Inn Hotel, Dale and Mel Elliott, All year round, Knysna, Garden Route, T. 028 840 2927, melelliott23@gmail.com, www.elliottartonline. wordpress.com

Langebaan Bay Gallery Art in the Heart of Langebaan in Marra Square, Bree St. Wonderful selection of local artists paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glassware and hand woven mohair throws, scarves and shawls as well as calendars, birthday calendars, coasters and handmade cards, Langebaan, baygallery@xsinet.co.za, www. baygallery.co.za the ART SQUARE studio/gallery The ART SQUARE offers a creative and social platform where the artist and public can meet. Solo exhibitions every last Thursday of the month. West Coast hospitality everyone welcome, Langebaan, arts2gether@gmail. com, www.facebook.com/ThePumpkinHouse

Oudtshoorn ArtKaroo Fine Art by artists from the Karoo, Oudtshoorn, T. 044 2791093, janet@artkaroo.co.za, www.artkaroo.co.za

Paarl Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings & fine art by more than thirty South African artists. Paarl, T. 021 872 5030, zetler@icon.co.za, www. houtstreetgallery.co.za

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

Riebeek Kasteel Riebeek Kasteel - The Gallery Situated in the picturesque Riebeek Valley, only an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The Gallery features an eclectic mix of contemporary paintings, etchings and ceramics. Curator, Astrid McLeod, Riebeck Kasteel, C. 0836533697, astridmcleod@mweb.co.za, www. galleryriebeek.co.za

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

Stellenbosch Oude Libertas Gallery The gallery is open to the public free of charge. New exhibitions every six weeks. Stellenbosch - c/o Adam Tas & Libertas rds, T. 021 809 8412, oudelibertasgallery@gmail.com, www. oudelibertas.co.za Rupert Museum JH Pierneef’s Johannesburg Station Panels - considered to mark the high point of his career. Twenty-eight panels are of landscapes and the remaining four of indigenous trees, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8883344, deh@remgro.com, www. rupertmuseum.org Sasol Art Museum Morning After Dark, David Lurie, 05/08/2015 - 31/10/2015, The Red Ribbon In The Time Of Aids, David Goldblatt, 07/07/2015 18/12/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8083690, UW2@ sun.ac.za Slee Gallery Available works by Johann Slee, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8873385, gallery@slee.co.za, www.slee.co.za/gallery SMAC Art Gallery Stellenbosch, T. 021 8873607, nastassja@smacgallery.com info@smacgallery.com, www.smacgallery.com Stellenbosch Art Gallery Group exhibition, Aviva Maree, PVD Westhuizen, Norman Cathrine, John Kramer, Eben van der Merwe, Solly Smook & Conrad Theys, 05/10/2015 - 23/10/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8283489, mjg@ kingsley.co.za, www.stellenboschartgallery.co.za Art at Tokara Tokara is displaying their own exhibition of Wine-Made Art until the end of the year, Stellenbosch, T. 011 7880820, info@juliameintjes. co.za, www.juliameintjes.co.za US Museum Morning After Dark, David Lurie, 05/08/2015 - 31/10/2015, The Red Ribbon - In The Time of Aids, David Goldblatt, 07/07/2015 18/12/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8083695, corliah@ sun.ac.za, uw2@sun.ac.za D-Street Gallery Remnants of Place, Andries Gouws, Ingrid Winterbach, Strijdom van der Merwe, Cobus van Bosch, Annelie Venter, Jeanne Breedt, Ashley Walters, Cerkene Russouw, Karlien de Villiers, Sharle Matthews. Curator: Elizabeth MIller-Vermeulen, 24/09/2015 until 31/10/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8832337, info@ dstreetgalelry.com, www.dstreetgallery.com

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

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FNB JOBURGARTFAIR 2015 1 David Krut & Aida Muluneh 2 Christopher Möller & Tony Gum 3 Jemma Kahn and Roberto Pombo performing We Didn’t Come to Hell For the Croissants 4 FNB Art Prize Winner Turiya Magadlela, with her artwork

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STANISLAW TRZEBINSKI EXHIBITION OPENING AT JAN ROYCE GALLERY Photo: Michaela Irving

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Stanislaw Trzebinski with one of his works Zoya Pon Katya Abedian & Kirsten Roberts Abdoul Karim Kabelo & Toni Beukes

NITA SPILHAUS EXHIBITION & BOOK LAUCH AT SANLAM GALLLERY Photos: Michaela Irving

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9 The curators: Hedwig van der Merwe, Stefan Hundt of Sanlam, Nina Carew and Sinazo Chiyay 10 Greg Segal & Peter Elliot. Peter wrote the book Nita Spilhaus (1878-1967 ) and her artist friends in the Cape. 11 Karin Silwerfontein and Anthony Silberberg with one of their favourite paintings

OPENING OF SUE MARTIN EXHIBITION AT HALIFAX ART

OPENING OF HOSEA MATLOU EXHIBITION AT ST LORIENT FASHION AND ART GALLERY 13 Kim Robinson with Andries Nel (Minister of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs), Hosea Matlou & Lucy Anastasiadis

OPENING OF PORTRAIT100 AT CASA LABIA Photos: Michaela Irving

14 Jan Ludik from Seapoint & Lynie Olivier from Welgemoed, with Christopher Ruthven’s work Zinhle 15 Mishka Latib with her artwork Eish 16 Casa Labia GM Ian Walters, with gallery staff Robyn Hosking, Sean MacPherson and Minky Njikelana 17 Fanie Buys with artwork model, Tess Metcalf

SANLAM PORTRAIT AWARD GALA EVENT Photos: Lyn Holm

18 Competition judge Ernestine White & Hayden Proud (former-judge 2013) 19 John Pace with his winning artwork, After the Match 20 Patricia Fenn with her portrait of her son, Harry 21 Luke Baggott with his artwork, Bless

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INTERNATIONAL GALLERY SHOW BUZZ BUSINESS ART

AMSTERDAM Zero: Let us Explore the Stars | Stedelijk Museum 4 July - 8 November 2015 This retrospective of the avant-garde group Zero includes work by Herman de Vries, Armando, Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven, Piero Manzoni, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Yayoi Kusama and many others.

HONG KONG Asia Contemporary Art Show | Conrad Hong Kong 8 - 11 October 2015 This is the 7th Asia Contemporary Art Show. See over 2,000 stunning works of art by hundreds of the world’s most interesting and promising artists – from emerging and mid-career artists, to those who have already achieved recognition in private and public collections.

PARIS PICASSO.MANIA | Grand Palais 7 October 2015 - 29 February 2016 Some of Pablo Picasso’s emblematic works, such as Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica, are here placed in dialogue with contemporary works by David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Martin Kippenberger, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons. The exhibition retraces the creative confrontation between these artists, as of the 1960s, and Picasso’s works.

NEW YORK About Face: Human Expression on Paper | The Metropolitan Museum of Art 27 July – 13 December 2015 Anchored by Charles Le Brun’s Expressions of the Passions and GuillaumeBenjamin-Armand Duchenne de Boulogne and Adrien Tournachon’s, The Workings of Human Physiognomy; this selection of 16th - 19th century art traces the means through which Hans Hoffman, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Thomas Rowlandson and Francisco Goya explored the animated human face.

SYDNEY Stencil Art Prize | aMBUSH Gallery 16 – 30 October 2015 This year the Stencil Art Prize will exhibit 92 finalists from 21 countries in the world’s largest stencil event. Finalist and winning canvases will hang alongside reclaimed and found objects. A range of stencil methods have been employed by artists including hand-cut stencil arrangements, screen-printing, technologically assisted productions and collecting.

MOSCOW Andrey Bartenev | Moscow Museum of Modern Art 30 September – 8 November The oeuvre of Andrey Bartenev is multilayered. performances, installations, sculptures, theatrical and video art fuse together to form a single whirlwind wandering in a never-ending quest for new artistic devices. In this exhibition the Museum endeavours to comprehend the complicated universe of the artist. The dialectic component of his art becomes the core of the future display.

SOURCES: Amsterdam: http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/visiting/whats-on/exhibitions/zerolet-us-explore-the-stars | Hong Kong: http://www.asiacontemporaryart.com/shows/main /2015/FALL_CONRAD/en/ | Moscow: http://www.mmoma.ru/en/exhibitions/gogolevsky/ andrej_bartenev/ | New York: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2015/aboutface | Paris: http://www.france.fr/en/art-and-culture/major-exhibitions-2015-paris.html | Sydney: http://www.whatsonsydney.com/events/art-galleries/2015-stencil-art-prize-29632

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Nushin Elahi’s London Letter read more at london-letter.com

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hina may be inclined to lock him up, but London has certainly laid out the red carpet for that thorn in the side of the Chinese government, Ai Weiwei. No matter that some over-zealous British official decided to refuse his visa initially, there has seldom been such a hero’s welcome for any artist. The Royal Academy presents a retrospective of this internet superstar who regards his sole purpose to highlight political injustice in his society (until 13 Dec). Ai Weiwei’s incarceration in 2011 and the reason he provoked the Chinese authorities form the core of this collection which dates from his return to China after a decade in the States. A seasoned blogger, the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan left him at a loss how to respond. Visiting the site and seeing how many children had lost their lives was the start of a huge project to document their names. In the Academy’s ornate central hall this list of names is a stark tribute to the thousands of schoolchildren obliterated, but on the floor is an even more powerful homage: the steel rods that should have held up the buildings. In Straight this mangled rebar from the disaster site has

been painstakingly straightened and heaped up, to form an undulating landscape of its own. Re-using the old to make something new is a theme of his work. Ancient terracotta pots covered in industrial paint, an antique bedstead surrounded by the rubble of his Shanghai studio that was demolished before it was ever used, a construction of wooden pillars from ancient temples that reads like a map of China from above, with two joined stools standing in for Taiwan. There is something deeply unsettling about seeing a sofa that would have been ugly made up in soft fabric now produced in cold, hard marble. It references the Ming dynasty’s penchant for creating everyday objects in precious materials to show off China’s wealth. Weiwei does that all the time, juxtaposing the precious and the banal: perfume bottles and sex toys made from jade, marble surveillance cameras and video recorders, porcelain human remains and a crystal chandelier made of bicycles. In all of his work he uses the traditional craftsmanship that is being obliterated in China’s relentless drive for modernisation. The social

references abound, whether it is that his marble is sourced from the same place as that of Mao’s tomb, the crystal from the same source as the Great Hall in Tiananmen Square, or the river crabs at the predemolition party in Shanghai that are a play on the word for ‘harmony’. Finally, in S.A.C.R.E.D he recreates his own 81 day ordeal in a series of half-sized metal containers showing vignettes from his detention, about which he was forbidden to speak. The visitor can peer through a tiny hole at the top or the side to catch a glimpse, experiencing something of the psychological oppression when his every moment was watched by two officials. It is all done on a monumental scalethat can’t fail to astound and the more one understands his story, the greater impact the work has. It is difficult though to separate the art from the activist, and only time will tell how much of it has staying power. Perhaps Ai Weiwei’s greatest creation is his own international status, a superhero of an individual’s power of resistance against an oppressive state.

Header: Straight (2008-12): Mangled rebar from a disaster site has been painstakingly straightened and heaped up, to form an undulating landscape.

Far left: An installation of the artist’s colourful vases. Left: S.A.C.R.E.D (2011-2013): Inside the installation of 6 iron, building-shaped boxes, miniaturised scenes from the artist’s detention are revealed.

Below left: Grapes (2005) Below centre: Reconstructed Trees (2009-2010) and a 2011 marble sofa greet visitor entering the Academy.

Below right: Ai Weiwei’s Bicycle Chandelier (2015). All photos: Nushin Elahi

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Spring Auction Set to Surprise and Delight STRAUSS & CO | CAPE TOWN Strauss & Co’s Spring auction on 12 October at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands promises a cornucopia of rare South African and international art from Irma Stern, JH Pierneef, Pieter Wenning, Jean Welz, Walter Battiss and Erik Laubscher to Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge and Penny Siopis. Younger artists include Georgina Gratrix, Athi-Patra Ruga, 2015 winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Performance Art, and Mohau Modisakeng. An early hand-coloured print by Colin Richards will appeal to discerning collectors. International works range from seventeenth-century paintings to works by Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse and Diego Rivera. Headlining the sale is Irma Stern’s Still Life of Fruit and Lilies in a Jug (R4 000 000 - 6 000 000), a sublime work of art, combining her intuitive understanding of the complex logic of picture-making with years of practice in perfecting her craft. One of the best works of her later period, the painting is an exuberant expression of her powerful personality. Erik Laubscher’s early formalist paintings from his Paris years are greatly prized by collectors. Women Arranging Flowers (R1 200 000 - 1 600 000), the most significant work by this artist to come to the market in recent years, demonstrates the influence of his teacher at the Académie Montmartre, Fernand Léger. Could several Hodgins paintings add to Strauss’ run of the top 10 consecutive records achieved at auction for this artist? Clubmen of America: Academy Cadets (R600 000 - 800 000) presents a corps of military men marshalled into one unit. The artist’s handling of the formal elements of art to evoke his enduring interest in the avaricious workings and effects of power make this a superb work. Hodgins’ End Game (R500 000 - 700 000), painted in 1994, draws on a cache of artistic and literary sources to prefigure both the upheavals of South Africa’s first democratic election and the prospects of the new millennium. By contrast, The Man in the Fairground Booth (R500 000 - 700 000), painted in 2003, is as much about the pleasure of the funfair as it is about the pleasure of art. With My Typewriter (R200 000 - 300 000) Walter Battiss transformed a functional object into a sculptural piece, creating an iconic object so unique that it has featured on major exhibitions from Gentle Anarchist at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg in 2005 to the ground-breaking Dada South? at Iziko’s South African National Gallery in Cape Town from 2009 to 2010. According to Stephan Welz who sold this remarkable work at auction on 27 August 1990: “It amazed and amused me then as it still does. Battiss was just so far ahead of his time, so much so that few people in 1990 appreciated it as a work of art thus my placing it as frontispiece to my book, Art at Auction in South Africa: The Art Market Review 1969 to 1995. How times have changed.” The Penny Siopis triptych, Hunting and Nature Scene (R800 000 - 120 000) is sure to garner major attention, considering that her pastel drawing, Imaging, sold at Strauss & Co in 2013 for R668 400. William Kentridge’s Telephone Lady (R600 000 12

900 000) is a rare example on canvas of this 2-metre print, which forms part of the Museum of Modern Art Collection, New York. Strauss & Co is privileged to have been given the mandate to auction property from the Rodwell House Collection. The art collection includes a selection of works by no less than eleven of South Africa’s top artists and includes two impressive early paintings by JH Pierneef. In Mission Station, East Africa (R800 000 - 1 200 000) the artist displays the naissance of his technique with the cumulonimbus clouds which were to characterise so many of his later paintings, while Landscape with Two Cottages (R400 000 - 600 000) features the precursors of what were to become his signature trees.

Important South African & International Art, Decorative Arts & Jewellery Auction Monday 12 October 2015 The Vineyard Hotel, Newlands, Cape Town Preview: Friday 9 to Sunday 11 October, 10am to 5pm Walkabouts: Conducted by Stephan Welz & Emma Bedford, Saturday 10 October at 11am Enquiries: +27 (0) 21 683 6560 | +27 (0) 78 044 8185 | Fax: +27 (0) 21 683 6085 www.straussart.co.za

Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, Mission Station, East Africa R800 000 - 1 200 000

Irma Stern, Still Life of Fruit and Lilies in a Jug R4 000 000 - 6 000 000

Erik Laubscher, Women Arranging Flowers R1 200 000 - 1 600 000

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Auction Attractions 5TH AVENUE AUCTIONEERS | JOHANNESBURG The upcoming auction is on Sunday October 4th at 10am. Preview Friday 2nd, 9am – 5pm & Saturday 3rd, 10am – 4pm. Catalogues will be available at http://www.5thaveauctions.co.za/oct15.html

Stephen Pan (Chinese, born 1963), oil, The Bather, signed, 80 x 58. Estimated at R30,000 – 50,000

Ephraim Ngatane (SA 1938 - 1971), oil, Bicycle Shop, signed & dated ‘70, 74 x 60. Estimated at R180,000 – 280,000

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Terence McCaw (SA 1913 - 1978), oil, Cattle & Gum Trees, signed, 50 x 40. Estimated at R20,000 – 30,000

Invitation to consign for our next auction | 24 October 2015 Art, antiques, objects, furniture and jewellery

Catalogued Auction Sales of: South African and International Paintings, Silver, Porcelain, Antique Furniture, Bronze Sculptures, Persian Carpets, Rugs & Other Works of Art and Collectables

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The South African Sale - Top 10 Lots BONHAMS | LONDON Auction: The South African Sale – London, New Bond Street, 09 September 2015 Total: £1,575,000 Lots Sold/Unsold: 38/24 Lot 12 13 19 1 60 48 21 43 57 42

Sold by Lot: 61.29% Sold by Value: 61.37%

Irma Stern (South African, 1894-1966) Arab in Black (within an original Zanzibar frame) Irma Stern (South African, 1894-1966) Congo Woman Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (South African, 1886-1957) Highveld Storm Anton van Wouw (South African, 1862-1945) Bust of a Zulu John Meyer (South African, born 1942) Fields of Promise Sydney Al ex Kumalo (South African, 1935-1988) lmbongi Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (South African, 1886-1957) Crocodile River, Hectorspruit Adriaan Hendrik Boshoff (South African, 1935-2007) The Gamblers George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba (South African, 1912-2001) The Vote Vladimir Griegorovich Tretchikoff (South African, 1913-2006) Proteas

Estimate £ 700 000 – 1 000 000 £ 120 000 - 180 000 £ 70 000 – 100 000 £ 50 000 – 80 000 £ 35 000 – 50 000 £ 20 000 – 30 000 £ 20 000 – 30 000 £ 8 000 – 12 000 £ 10 000 – 15 000 £ 10 000 – 15 000

Price £ 842 5000 £ 122 500 £ 98 500 £ 80 500 £ 52 500 £ 25 000 £ 23 750 £ 23 750 £ 23 750 £ 22 500

Rare Portrait of Childhood by Peter Clarke on Auction STRAUSS & CO | CAPE TOWN In a long career spanning 85 years, Peter Clarke produced remarkably few portraits of children making this Portrait of a Young Boy a rare find. Excited by the discovery, his biographers have offered the following insights by correspondence. From New Zealand, where she is Professor of Art History at The University of Auckland, Elizabeth Rankin says, “What an interesting work! … It does indeed look like a portrait of which there are not that many in Peter’s oeuvre”. And, according to Philippa Hobbs, “This is an exquisite work. A perfectly-crafted face, painted at speed”. The use of gouache as a medium would have enabled the artist to produce a rapid likeness of his sitter. But given the deep understanding of childhood embodied in this portrait, there’s no doubt that, in the process of its production, Clarke would have reflected on his own youth. In his preface to the monograph authored by Hobbs and Rankin, Clarke returns to his childhood: “When I was a child I used to wonder about space and time and the beating of my heart. I used to wonder about life and death and what it would be like to be invisible. I wondered and still wonder about a whole variety of things. For instance now at eighty-one years of age the child in me is still awed by the sound of distant thunder”. With his serious intensity and alert eyes that hold the gaze of the viewer with curiosity and caution, Peter Clarke’s Portrait of a Young Boy is one of the most insightful portraits of childhood to come to the art market in South Africa. It is to be offered at R180 000 – 240 000 at Strauss & Co’s auction on 12 October to be held at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands.

Peter Clarke [1929-2014], Portrait of a Young Boy signed and dated 15.3.1972, gouache on paper, 48 by 35,5cm. Estimate: R180 000 – 240 000

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Today’s South African Art is Tomorrow’s Treasure STEPHAN WELZ & CO. | JOHANNESBURG Investing in contemporary South African art is fast on the rise, with each of these markets driving the other forward in terms of volume of activity and value. So says Imre Lamprecht, Head of the Art Department at auction house Stephan Welz & Co., who advises that “now is the time to jump in, before prices further skyrocket.” “Contemporary South African art has long been an undervalued market, and we are now finally seeing sales prices garnered for what we consider a value more in line with world markets,” said Lamprecht. “This is being accelerated by the number of contemporary artists who are exhibiting at international Art Fairs, such as Freize and 1:54; the African pavilions in international fairs see great foot traffic, and are becoming an exciting forum for South African artists. We believe that this will continue the escalation of prices fetched locally, as will the opening of the Zeitz MOCCA in Cape Town in 2017, which will further showcase African and South African contemporary to the world. Lastly, the buying power of overseas collectors on our home soil has never been better, with the current exchange rate opening further doors to investing in South African art. Underlying all of these external factors, of course, is our diverse and exciting body of contemporary artworks, which while strongly linked to our unique South African identity and heritage, has universal appeal.” When it comes to investments, Lamprecht suggests keeping an eye on recent high performers

in Stephan Welz & Co.’s fine arts auctions: names like Diane Victor, Deborah Bell, William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa, Mary Sibande, Robin Rhode and Lionel Smit. Other contemporary artists who have sparked bidding wars in 2015 include Robert Hodgins, whose Family Group Portrait, which was estimated at R200 000 – R300 000, sold for R344 460; and Riaan van Zyl, whose diptych called Fragile Balance, sold Jacob Pierneef’s , Cottages near Struisbaai, valued at R600 000 – R800 000 will for double its estimate at go under the hammer at the Stephan Welz & Co. Fine Arts & Collectable Sale in R55 000. Cape Town, Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October 2015 It’s worth noting that the most exciting work from artist Nelson Makamo to come to auction in a while will go artist but also in the quality of a given work, so it’s a on the block in the auction house’s upcoming Cape good idea to always buy the best that you can afford. Town sale, Tuesday 20 – Wednesday 21 October, You need to have a certain amount of expertise, 2015. So Full of Youth- Not Yet Abused By Time, but if you don’t, you should make use of a good art valued at R150 000 – R200 000, is an exciting work advisor – trust and knowledge is key. Better to buy a from Makamo, who has exhibited in group and solo good Preller, Laubser or Sekoto than a lower value exhibitions in South Africa, France, Italy, the US, work by a renowned artist. Thus, buy wisely, sell Netherlands and Scotland, and whose works will be wisely, and make sure you take care in establishing on show at Frieze London in October 2015,” says authentication. If you choose well, one day you will be Lamprecht. able to sell it for a profit. And if you choose very well, When it comes to what comprises a good art you won’t want to.” investment, Lamprecht says: “Value is not only in the

Notice Board Artwork Recorded as Highest Seller of 2015 BONHAMS | LONDON

Irma Stern (South African, 1894-1966), Arab in Black signed and dated ‘Irma Stern / 1939’ (upper left); bears inscription ‘Arab in black’ to stretcher and frame (verso), oil on canvas, 61 x 51cm, within a Zanzibar frame. Sold for £842,500.

Arab in Black, another work by South Africa’s leading artist on auction, Irma Stern, sold for £842,500 (R17.5 Million) at Bonhams’ South African Sale on 9 September. This makes it the most expensive South African painting sold this year. Bonhams Head of South African Art, Hannah O’Leary said, “This powerful image from Stern’s highly regarded Zanzibar period, is one of the artist’s finest works. It also has a fascinating past – from an important role in the political history of South Africa to its recent fate as a notice board in a modest London apartment.” In the early 1960s, Arab in Black was put up for auction to raise money for the defence of Nelson Mandela and his co-defendants in South Africa’s Treason Trial. Mandela had been arrested in 1955 on a charge of high treason which carried the death penalty. The Treason Trial Defence Fund was set up to raise money for legal fees and to support the defendants’ families. Irma Stern herself donated a work to the cause. The trial ran from 1956 until March 1961 when all the accused were found not guilty.

The painting was originally owned by art collector, Betty Suzman, whose father, Max Sonnenberg MP, founded the South African chain store Woolworths (no connection to the American company of the same name). Through marriage Betty became sister-in-law to Helen Suzman, the anti-apartheid activist and sole opposition MP during the apartheid years. Betty’s daughter is the actor and director Janet Suzman. In the 1970s, it came to Britain when the buyer immigrated to the UK and was subsequently bequeathed to the current owner. For many years Arab in Black hung in a London flat and was used as a notice board. Arab in Black now takes its place among the top ten South African paintings ever sold at auction. In 2011 Bonhams sold Stern’s Arab Priest for over £3 Million, setting a new world record for the artist.

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Rewards for Believing in Art’s Potential Although fairly well established overseas, the art trust is a relatively new phenomenon on South Africa soil. The new Scheryn Art Collectors Fund allows art enthusiasts and investors to not only benefit from returns, but to promote contemporary South African art in the global market. Founders Herman Steyn and Dabing Chen have significant experience within the financial sector and are art collectors in their own right. Steyn is one of the founders of investment management company Prescient, having worked for Old Mutual and Investec and started the first index tracker

fund in South Africa. His partner Chen is the founder of the Chensia Group, concerned with the cultural and commercial exchange between China and South Africa. As the global market moves towards a greater appreciation of contemporary South African art, now appears to be the ideal moment for the art trust to emerge. We spoke to Steyn about the Scheryn Art Collectors Fund; to learn how it is benefits both artists and investors.

AT: How did the idea for the Scheryn Art Collectors Fund come about? HS: Dabing and I have been collecting art independently over a long period of time. We thought that a lot of art collectors would have the same issue that we identified. AT: How does investing towards the Fund produce growing financial returns? HS: Financial rewards in art are a long term invest-ment as you will only really see reward over a period of 10 years or more. I don’t think there is another investment that can give you that much pleasure while increasing in value. There is a distinct difference in the financial reward achieved through being in an art fund versus being an art dealer. The rewards for a fund do not come from trading in art but in the appreciation of the art that we hold in the fund. By investing in a great portfolio of art, investors get the pleasure of being part owner, and will enjoy the capital appreciation of the art. When an investor wants to monetise the investment they can sell the investment in the fund and we do not necessary have to sell any art works from the fund. AT: What other benefits are there in investing? HS: Investors will be able to “borrow” art from the fund to the same value of their investment. The fund also plans to organize many events around the art world to educate, enrich and involve investors. We will expose the investors to art and portions of the art world that they maybe would not have access to themselves. AT: Who do you think would benefit most from contributing towards this Fund? HS: The investors will benefit due to their invest-ment in the fund, but so will the art community.

We believe that we should support public and private art institutions that collect and exhibit art, both financially and emotionally. The more professional the art establishments in Africa are the more value they will be to African art. The most important beneficiary should be the artists. We would like to be the most significant art fund in Africa and the most important collector of African contemporary art in the global arena. We believe that with this reputation we can contribute to establishing the artists on the global stage. AT: A seven-figure donation was made by the Fund towards Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). It is said to be the largest grant made from a private organisation to the visual arts in South Africa. What was Scheryn’s motivation for donating to the museum? HS: We believe that professional institutions that work to benefit African artists deserve to be supported. We need to ensure that they have the funding to be sustainable and that they benefit the wider society in Africa. We need institutions on our continent that can rival Tate Modern, MOMA and the likes thereof. AT: Is there anything you would like to mention in conclusion? HS: African contemporary art is being discovered by the world. It takes a lot of effort to identify good artists around the continent but we believe that the art and artists in Africa are vibrant, still undervalued and offer a welldiversified, financially rewarding investment.

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Background image: Cyrus Kabiru, Macho Nne 09: Caribbean Peacock (detail), 2014, pigment ink on HP Premium, satin photographic paper, 150 cm X 120 cm. Image courtesy the Scheryn Art Collectors Fund.

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8 Good Reasons to Buy Original Artworks from Local Galleries Written by Cedric Vanderlinden (M. Tech. Fine Arts) Director of Underculture Contemporary, Port Elizabeth

Stimulating Innovation and Creativity

Exceptionality

A Novel Corporate Gift

Art is a key trigger to developing creativity and innovation. The overwhelming majority of international cutting edge businesses have offices replete with artworks, influencing mood, focusing thoughts, and fostering new modes of problem-solving. What do they know and how is your business environment fostering creativity and innovation?

An artist will invest days, months, and even years to create a single artwork, which results in exceptional, unique objects that have a value that transcend their price tags. When you buy an original artwork, you are paying for more than just the object - you are investing in the rare qualities of craftsmanship, effort, and vision. How unique is your space?

Very few things make better gifts than artworks. Unlike almost all other gifts, artworks will remain unique and carry an impact that you simply cannot match with a pen or bottle of wine, growing with age and contemplation. How are you making an impact?

Making a Statement An artwork is more than simply a decorative object. Finding the right artwork, one that ‘speaks’ to you and your business, creates a synergy and often enables you to communicate beyond corporate statements. What does the art in your business say?

Setting Nothing will create a space quite like an original local artwork. Finding the right piece for your space will help you transform any office orboardroom in a way that mirrors, televisions, and mass-produced objects simply cannot. The right original artwork will always create a unique setting. How are you shaping your working environment?

Value Artworks are well-known for their potential to grow in value over time. Choosing to buy art, as opposed to merely decorative objects, means that you are conscious of growing your business’s asset base. And it doesn’t have to break the bank. Are your aesthetic purchases potentially working for you?

Developing Local Industry When you buy from resident artists, you are doing your part towards developing a thriving local ‘creative market’. These artists, in turn, support local businesses. Plus, it has the added benefit of enhancing the value of your art purchases, the local artists, and the area in general. What part do you play in the local economy?

Pleasure The first rule of investing in art is to buy what you love. Art can be one of the most enjoyable ways to invest, as offers day-to-day visual and intellectual pleasure. Does your work environment bring you happiness?

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