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September month heralds in the spring season in the SA visual arts community with the hosting of the Joburg Art Fair from the 27- 29th September. This year we are in for a double treat with SAADA (SA Antiques Dealers Association), who are hosting their Fair on the same days as the JAF in Johannesburg. This is good for everyone, and introduces more exposure to what is known as “ cross-over collecting”. Cross-over collecting has nothing to do with floor crossing, sex or dressing - but more about providing more market exposure of quality goods to people who seek the finer things in life. It seems that the current trend in the SA Art Market is to create a high-quality gallery with great artists and be able to duplicate this in both CT, Jhb. Or if not, then to be a smaller destination gallery – but then share ones stock with other similar galleries in new markets. This formula of representation in the north – south axis seems to be well used by larger commercial galleries such as Goodman, Read and Stevenson Galleries, as well as the SAADA Fair, but this seems to be were it stops. There used to be, I believe, an old infrastructure of SANAVA that seemed at some stage to have worked, whereby strong shows from member organizations traded artists and shows and they received exposure through the national network. ‘This would result in a seemingly stronger national culture and identity. Despite the internet and social media, a network of affiliate galleries would assist in getting amazing talent from one part of the country to another, in order to grow markets and familiarity of new work and ideas in other parts of the country. I say all this as I have seen incredible shows come and go, and the art media - limited

in space - doesn’t always archive all shows well. In addition, if the the current Kirstenbosch Botanical Biennale (which is world class show) traveled from Cape Town to 2-3 destinations I am sure that it would attracted more sales, exposure and entries for the following year. This national network does not require enormous amounts of money. My shining example of this would be how well thought-out the SPI National Portrait Award was in breaking new ground. In this their first year, they attracted 1783 entrants using one collection point, using what used to be an “out of the way” gallery in Durbanville (now a destination point), and being able to make it travel around the country relatively inexpensively. My bug bear is that the great support of art funders and promoters like BASA, ACT are great and influential in Jhb, and are knowledgeable and familiar with their own artists but less familiar of artists out their region. It would be amazing for parties to place interest in creating a national network of galleries – without the red tape. Despite all this, technology may well catch up with artists and the market, where there is talk that one day soon, more art will be sold online and online live auctions, the recession, and consumer time and attention constraints will change and drive the nature of selling more online and become more accessible. This last month has seen the likes of Amazon selling art online, and in Germany a TV shopping channel is selling art too. Maybe galleries will be as outdated as DVD rental stores in 5 years time, and the quality of technology and presentation – as well as factoring in, dare I say entertainment elements –would be just so much better. Having said that, I would certainly miss meeting my friends on my annual pilgrimage to the Joburg Art Fair and seeing, for now, the real thing.

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Sasol New Signatures Winners 2013

(Left) Sasol New Signatures Finalists. Winner of the 2013 Sasol News Signatures Art Competition Dot Vermeulen- her piece titled, Desperately Disciplined. (Middle): Karen Pretorius, (Below): Jacques Andre du Toit, Theko Boshomane, Liberty Battson Right

Recognised as the longest running national art competition in South Africa, the annual competition offers an opportunity for emerging artists to build their profile in the industry. Close to 450 entries were received and 97 were shortlisted for final judging, increasing from last year’s 88 Clinching the title, Dot Vermeulen’s piece titled, Desperately Disciplined depicts the mobile nature of images and how it fits into the contemporary visual culture. She received R60 000 and an opportunity to host a solo exhibition at the Pretoria Arts Museum next year.

The runner-up, Jacques Andre du Toit, walked away with R20 000, for his winning piece titled KYK! Ek skiet tennisballe waub .. waub waub waub .. waub w. The artist’s unique work is visual language in the form of crude drawings and ‘mind doodles’. These drawings are combined and traditionally mounted in a frame behind glass. The five Merit Award winners were, Liberty Charlotte Battson, Theko Boshomane, Haroon Gunn-Salie & Alfred Kamanga (a collaborative piece), Lindi Lombard and Karen Pretorius who

each received R5 000. Sasol has over the years selectively purchased artworks from the Sasol New Signatures exhibition for its corporate art collection. The collection currently holds over 2000 pieces of work. The Sasol New Signatures art competition exhibition takes place at the Pretoria Art Museum and is open to the public from 29 August to 13 October 2013. Also exhibiting during this period is Ingrid Bolton, the 2012 Sasol New Signatures winner.


On the art media radar Concerns about the export of South African culture abroad featured heavily at the Creative Currencies conference that recently took place at UJ. Mail & Guardian. Subtitled, “Accessing opportunities in an expanding marketplace”, the notion of a shrinking marketplace, or a marketplace not fulfilling its potential came to the fore as key organisations presented a piece of research just completed.Organised by the Arts and Culture Trust, a development agency linked to the Arts Affinity initiative of Nedbank, the conference brought together individuals from organisations with a vested interest in the growth of the culture sector. For more go to Art ‘sold more online than in galleries’ By Alex Hudson: BBC. The art industry is one of the last creative industries to make the digital move - but, with more people buying art online without ever seeing it in real life, it could be that times are already changing.If visitors to London want to see contemporary art, the first port of call has traditionally been the Tate Modern. In 2012, a record 5.3 million visitors journeyed through its doors.More people in the UK visit art galleries and museums than attend Premier League football matches but record numbers are flocking to the internet too. And buying art is the becoming an industry norm. Artists “like nothing better than manipulating reality so we can’t tell the difference between real and fake” In an industry worth an estimated £40bn, that’s quite a big business to tap into. For more go to



Britain exporting £5.5m of art every day By MARTYN McLAUGHLIN : THE value of art exports leaving Britain for foreign shores has surged to its highest level since the height of the financial crisis five years ago, according to new research. In a sign that wealthy foreign investors are increasingly prepared to dip into their pockets for lucrative artwork, buyers from abroad paid close to £2 billion for art and cultural exports in the year to May 2012 - £5.5 million a day - with exports of modern art more than doubling in value in the space of a year. The figures, compiled by Sweet & Maxwell, a legal information provider, reveal the value of the art export market swelled by 32 per. For more go to Art in the countryside: why more and more UK creatives are leaving the city For the last two decades, art of all kinds has thrived in cities – and in London in particular. But as attitudes to the country change, more and more artists are fleeing the urban crush Charlotte Higgins: The Guardian, Bedwyr Williams is gazing out of the window when we speak on the phone, out through his Caernarfonshire garden towards the south-west tip of Anglesey. “I can do one thing or the other,” says the artist, who represented Wales at this year’s Venice Biennale. “I can negotiate having a social life living in a city, or I can be an artist. I found . For more go to Is Amazon Art a good or bad thing for the arts? – poll The online retailer has branched out into fine art, but does the move mean trouble for bricks and mortar galleries? The Guardian: Matthew Caines : Norman Rockwell’s unique oil work, Willie Gillis: Package from Home could be yours, for the bargain price of $4.85m. So what are you waiting for? You don’t even have leave the house to pick it up; it’s being sold online in Amazon’s new fine art and collectibles section, Amazon Art – and to sweeten the deal, postage and packaging is free.It might sound like a joke, but Amazon Art is very real. Working with a number of commercial galleries, the online retailer is . For more go to Art takes on capitalism: but what’s at stake? The Guardian: The Financial Report is a playful exhibition that looks at the sometimes difficult relationship between art and money For his contribution to the Cologne Art Fair in 2008, German artist Christian Jankowski set up Kunstmarket TV, a live stream of two presenters offering art works for sale in the format of a home shopping network. The presenters were actual telesales experts and the works were by prominent contemporary artists such as Liam Gillick and Yoshotomi Nara. The items were presented one by one, the screen covered in the overloaded, visual barrage of TV . For more go to www. Watch: A Welding Robot That’s Learning to Create Art Forgeries BY KYLE VANHEMERT : The collision of art and technology takes many forms. One recurring, especially straightforward one is a robot with a paintbrush. It’s easy to see the fascination; there’s something poetic about the idea of imbuing a machine with the soul of an artist. But while many of these projects involve some sort of effort to approximate human creativity in mechanical form, with e-David, the goal is a bit different. Its creators are simply trying to build a machine that can paint perfect copies of other paintings-a flawless mechanical forger. In other words, instead of giving their robot an artist’s soul, they’re trying to lend it a painter’s eye. For more go to

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Oliewenhuis Art Museum Until 19 Sept, ‘Jong Afrikaners’ by Roelof Petrus van Wyk. A published series of portraits of urbanised, creative and engaged Afrikaners who present a challenge to preconceived ideas about Afrikaner identity and values. Until 24 Sept, ‘25th Sophia Gray Memorial Lecture and Exhibition: Architecture for Every Day’, by Kate Otten (Main Building). 3 Oct - 17 Nov, ‘Ons land/ Our Land, the Johannesburg Station Panels Revisited’, by Carl Becker and Monique Pelser (Main Building). 16 Harry Smith Str, Bloemfontein. T. 051 011 0525.

Art Unlimited Gallery ‘The Gift’, an ongoing exhibition by Louwtjie Kotzé. Louwtjie will also be exhibiting at Aardklop in September. 15 – 20 Sept, ‘Even More Beautiful’ art retreat at Sunnyside farm, Clarens. Demo’s & info are geared for beginners & intermediate artists, but all artists are welcome. Baobab St, Sonneglans Ext 4, Randburg. T. 083 779 9021.

Gallery on Leviseur Until Oct, ‘The Continuous Redemption of Man’ by Anton Smit. 59 Dan Pienaar Avenue, Westdene. T. 082 835 2335.

Artspace Johannesburg 4 - 28 Sept, ‘Look at me: I’m Black and White’, by Mbongeni Buthelezi. An exploration of the confined racial spaces in post-apartheid South Africa. 1 Chester Court, 142 Jan Smuts, Parkview, 2193 T. 011 880 8802

Clarens Art & Wine Gallery on Main Housing a collection of art by well-known artists including: Frederike Stokhuyzen, Gregoire Boonzaier, J.H. Pierneef, Erik Laubscher and Jean Doyle, amongst others. 279 Main Str. T. 058 256 1298. C. 082 341 8161. The Gallery Clarens c/o Main and Market Street. T. 058 256 1913. Johan Smith Art Gallery The gallery permanently exhibits a wide variety of classical and selected contemporary art works featuring Johan Smith, Elga Rabe, Graham Carter, Gregoire Boonzaier, amongst others. Specializing in ceramics, the gallery supports artists such as Hennie Meyer, Karen Sinovich, and Heather Mills, among others. Windmill Centre, Main Str. T. 058 256 1620. Richard Rennie Gallery Gallery exhibits the work of Richard Rennie and a few personally selected guest artists. Known internationally for his water colours, he has recently been concentrating on modern works in oil. Main Str. T. 058 025 6017. C. 083 447 9925

Gauteng Johannesburg 5h Ave Auctioneers 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park. T. 011 781 2040. Absa Art Gallery 8 - 26 Sept, an exhibition by Collen Maswanganyi.Absa Towers North, 161 Main Str. T. 011 350 5139. Alice Art 217 Drive Str, Ruimsig. T. 011 958 1392 C. 083 331 8466. Art Eye Gallery 18 Sept - 2 Oct, ‘Messages from Our Ancestors’, by Colbert Mashile. Mashile creates work that not only communicates an individual story or history, but also communicates a history of South African individuals. Shop 109, The Design Quarter, Fourways. T. 011 465 7695. Art etc Showcasing a wide variety of SA artists, ranging from old masters to the budding future masters. Each artist has been hand-picked to make sure a

Artist Proof Studio Bus Factory, 3 President Street, Newtown Cultural Precinct. T. 011 492 1278 C. 084 420 7998.

The Bag Factory 10 Mahlatini Str, Fordsburg. T. 011 834 9181. Upstairs at Bamboo Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville. C. 028 284 9827 Bonhams International Auctioneers. Penny Culverwell, Representative for South Africa. T. 071 342 2670. Carol Lee Fine Art (Upstairs@Bamboo) 14 - 22 Sept, ‘Montage’. Montage juxtaposes varied media and concepts by collectable artists such as Jaco Benade, Vulindlela Nyoni, Kobus la Grange, Sarel Petrus and Joshua Miles. Upstairs@Bamboo; cnr 9th Str & Rustenburg Rd, Melville T. 011 4860526 Cherie de Villiers Gallery Shop UM25, Hyde Park Corner. Tel. 011 325 5395. Christie’s International Auctioneers. Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant. T 031 207 8247. CIRCA on Jellicoe Until 5 Oct, an exhibition by Norman Catherine. 2 Jellicoe Ave. T. 011 788 4805. Cire Perdue Art Focused on the selection and distribution of limited edition works of art, specifically bronze sculptures. T. 011 465 8709. David Krut Projects Until 30 Sept, ‘Obsession’, the third solo show by Senzo Shabangu. 142 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood. T. 011 447 0627. Everard Read Jhb Opening 12 Sept, ‘Centenary Exhibition’. 6 Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank, Jhb. T. 011 788 4805. Ferreira Art Gallery We are showcasing new works of Charles Nkomo this month. Come relax with friends and family at our Terrace Café and do your framing while you wait. 300 Main Road, cnr Whitney, Bryanston. T. 011 706 3738. Gallery 2 Until 21 Sept, ‘Ancient Future’, an exhibition of work by Eric Duplan will be opened by Gordon Froud. 140 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood Jhb. T. 011 4470155. za

Gallery AOP 44 Stanley Ave, Braamfontein Werf (Milpark) Jhb. T. 011 726 2234. Gallery MOMO Until 7 Oct, ‘Archival Impulse’, a continuation of Ayana V. Jackson’s series on Poverty Pornography. 52 7th Avenue, Parktown North. T. 011 327 3247. Goodman Gallery JHB Until 28 Sept, ‘Songs Of Excavation’, by Minnette Vári. 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. T. 011 788 1113. Graham’s Fine Art Gallery South African Masters: A selection of South African masters are on display at the new gallery in Bryanston. Artists include Irma Stern, J.H Pierneef, Gerard Sekoto, Maggie, Laubser, Gerard Sekoto and Walter Battiss. 68 on Hobart, Block A, Cnr Hobart & Dover Roads (Off William Nicol), Bryanston. T 011 463 7869 16 Halifax Art A visual art agency owned by Dana MacFarlane. 16 Halifax Str, Bryanston. Dana: 082 784 6695. In Toto Gallery Until 16 Sept, ‘Patched: an Artistic Voyage Through Kliptown’, a solo show by Marion Boehm. 6 Birdhaven Centre, 66 St Andrew Str. T. 011 447 6543. Isis Gallery Shop 334, Upper level, Rosebank Mall. T. 011 447 2317. Johannesburg Art Gallery 8 Sept - 17 Nov, ‘Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art’, an exhibition curated Randy Jayne Rosenberg. Work by artists including Jane Alexander, Patricia Evans, Marina Abramović, Mona Hatoum, Yoko Ono and Susan Plum. King George Street, Joubert Park. T. 011 725 3130/80. Market Photo Workshop Gallery Until 11 Sept, ‘Ke Lefa Laka’, a solo show by Tierney Fellow Lebohang Kganye. 2 President Str, Newtown. T. 011 834 1444. Manor Gallery Norscot Manor Centre, Penguin Drive, Fourways. T. 011 465 7934 Protea Gallery Specialising in well-known South African Artists, as well as those up-and-coming. Also specialise in professional framing. 94b Rietfontein Road, Primrose. T. 011 8285035. Purple Heart Gallery ‘Where we colour outside the lines’. We are ‘Proudly South African’ and are currently showcasing a variety of established, as well as new, SA Artists. Honeydew Village Centre, Cnr. Christiaan De Wet & John Vorster Avenue, Weltevreden Park, Roodepoort. Tel. 011 475 7411. Resolution Gallery Unit 4, Chester Court, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. T. 011 880 4054 Russell Kaplan Auctioneers Auctioneers of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables. Ground floor, Bordeaux Court, Corner of Garden & Allan Rds, Bordeaux. T. 011 789 7422 C. 083 675 8468.

Sarai Interior Design & Decor cc Shop 4 Fox Street Studios, Maboneng Precinct, Jeppestown. C. 082 062 9402 Standard Bank Gallery Until 14 Sept, ‘Simon Stone: A Retrospective Exhibition’ is the first comprehensive review devoted to the career of one of SA’s foremost artists. C/r of Simmonds & Frederick Str. T. 011 631 1889. Stephan Welz & Co 18 Sept at 6:30 for 7:00pm, Stephan Welz & Co invites you to a lecture by Barbara Lindop and Professor Karel Nel. RSVP by 13 Sept. 13 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. T. 011 880 3125. Stevenson Johannesburg Until 28 Sept, ‘New Paintings’, a solo exhibition by Zander Blom. 3 Oct - 8 Nov, ‘Kin’, a solo exhibition by Pieter Hugo 62 Juta Street,Braamfontein. T. 011 326 0034/41. Strauss & Co. 89 Central Str, Houghton. T. 011 728 8246 C. 079 367 0637 UJ Art Gallery Cnr Kingsway & University Rd, Auckland Park, Jhb. T. 011 559 2099 The White House Gallery Featuring a wide ranging portfolio of renowned masters such as Chagall, Marini, Miro, Moore , Stella, Picasso, Dine & Hockney - to name a few. Also works of up and coming artists in Britain and France, along with globally acclaimed SA artists. Shop G11 Thrupps Centre, Oxford Rd, Illovo. T. 011 268 2115

Pretoria Alette Wessels Kunskamer Operates as an art gallery and art consultancy, specialising in SA art as an investment, dealing in Old Masters, and selected contemporary art. Maroelana Centre, 27 Maroelana Str, Maroelana. T. 012 346 0728 Art in the Park Association promoting art works in watercolor, oil, pastel, acrylics, batik, sculpture, pottery and photography, with regular member exhibitions. Exhibition dates for September are: 7 September (Greenlyn Village), 28 September (Greenlyn Village), 29 September (Magnolia Dell). Contact Hannes: 071 676 3600. Association of Arts Pretoria 20 Sept - 9 Oct, an exhibition of sculptures and monoprints by Lein Smuts. 3 Sept - 2 Oct, ‘Mike Edwards 75th Birthday Exhibition’. Mike Edwards, former sculpture lecturer from the University of Pretoria and well known sculptor, is celebrating his 75th birthday in November this year. Former students and colleagues have been invited to participate in an exhibition which celebrates his many years of practicing and teaching art. 173 Mackie Str, Nieuw Muckleneuk. T. 012 346 3100 Centurion Art Gallery A commercial satellite of the Pretoria Art Museum. c/o Cantonment and Unie Avenues, Lyttelton T. 012 358 3477 www.pretoriaartmuseum. Fried Contemporary Art Gallery Until 14 Sept, ‘Almost Pretoria’, by Alex Hamilton. Until 21 Sept, ‘Reflections’, by Rozan Cochrane as well as ‘Water Reflection and Me’, by Sungmee Bae. 1146 Justice Mahomed St, Brooklyn. Tel. 012 346 0158. Cell 082 523 6989


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MPUMALANGA, NORTH WEST, NORTHERN CAPE, WESTERN CAPE / GALLERY GUIDE | ART TIMES Front Room Art Floral works by Elaine Louw, Peace Petty, Minette van Rooyen and others. Open days 14 Sep & 19 Oct, 11am-4pm, otherwise viewing by appointment. 116 Kate Avenue Rietondale Pretoria. T. 082 451 5584. Pretoria Art Museum Recognised as the longest running national art competition in SA, the Sasol New Signatures art competition offers an opportunity for artists to showcase their artwork and build their profile in the industry. Through this competition, artists can win fantastic cash prizes and the overall winner stands to hold a solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum the following year. Note that entries have already closed for this competition. Open to the public until 13 October. Cnr Francis Baard/Schoeman and Wessels Streets Tel. 012 344 1807 za St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery Until 30 Oct, ‘Rooftop V: Juxtaposition’, Annual Rooftop exhibition, a group show of outdoor sculptures, curated by Gordon Froud. 15 Sept - 30 Oct, “ Fashion & Surrealism”, a show curated by Celia de Villiers. 492 Fehrsen Str, Brooklyn Circle, Brooklyn. T. 012 460 0284. za Telkom Art Collection A collection featuring artworks by over 400 artists, some of them well established and some still up-and-coming. Telkom Towers North, ground floor, 152 Johannes Ramokhoase Str (formerly Proes Street), CBD Pretoria. T. 012 311 7260. UNISA Art Gallery 28 Sept - 8 Oct, ‘Evolution/Revolution 2’. An ecollogically insightful art show, part of a ground-breaking Pan-African initiative known as Africa Speaks. The exhibitor is African-American Professor Ben Jones, whose artworks accentuate a growing global 21st century insistence on broadening “green” awareness throughout planet earth. The opening reception is 3 October, 18:00 until 20:00. UNISA Art Gallery, Kgorong Building, ground floor, Preller Str, Main Campus. T. 012 441 5876 University of Pretoria Mapungubwe Gallery, Old Arts Building, UP.T. 012 420 2968.

Mpumalanga Artistic Journey Art Gallery 24 – 27 Sept, Art Workshops: 10 Workshops to choose from, 4 days in a row. This is the first Getaway ArtWorkshop in Graskop. Bookings and information: Rina Burger : Panorama Rest Camp and Chalets. T. 082 600 3441. za

White River The Artists’ Press Professional collaboration, printing and publishing of original hand-printed artists lithographs, by the Artists’ Press. Also artists’ books, monotypes & letterpress prints, particularly for artists working in SA. Waterfield Farm near White River. T. 013 751 3225. The Loop Art Foundry & Sculpture Gallery A collaboration and network for the avid art patron and collector as well as a full service facility for the artist. This is the place where you will find a unique and superior item or have something commissioned that you have always envisioned. Casterbridge Complex Corner R40 & Numbi Rds, White River. T. 013 758 2409.

White River Gallery 7 Sept - 1 Oct, ‘Figures and Portraits’ by Martjie Zaayman-Carter. Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre. T. 083 675 8833.

North West Lichtenburg Jonel Scholtz Art Studio and Alice Art LTX Ongoing show of SA Artists: SA artists exhibiting are Jonel Scholtz, Hanlie Kotze, Stan Polsen, Harry Erasmus and many more. Come and feast your eyes. 31 Church Str, Lichtenburg. T. 082 853 8621.

Potchefstroom North-West University Gallery 5 Oct – end Jan 2014, ‘A Void in the Landscape’, A group exhibition by artists Gordon Froud, Marco Cianfanelli, Pauline Gutter, Retha Buitendach, Rina Stutzer, Strijdom van der Merwe & Wilma Cruise. Showing at Clos Malverne Wine Estate, Devon Valley Rd, Stellenbosch. T. 018 299 4341.

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

Northern Cape Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery Cullinan Crescent, Civic Centre, Kimberley. T. 053 8311724/5.

Western Cape Cape Town /A Word of Art 66 Albert Road, Woodstock Exchange. C. 083 300 9970. Absolut Art Gallery Permanent exhibition with the best Masters and Contemporary artists, namely: JH Pierneef, Gerard Sekoto, Hugo Naude, Adriaan Boshoff, Frans Oerder, Tinus De Jongh, Cecil Skotnes, JEA Volschenk, William Kentridge, amongst others Shop 43 Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre, Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Valley, Bellville. T. 021 914 2846. Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery 3rd Floor, 9 Barron st, Woodstock. T. 021 447 2396. C. 084 409 Allderman gallery Until 26 Sept, ‘Photo+Paper+Fabric’. Photographs , Sculptural Pelicans and other works on display in another Allderman Gallery POPUP exhibition in Newlands. Shop 7 Newlands Quarter, Dean Street, Newlands. T. 083 556 2540. za Art.b 3 Sept - 3 Oct, Featuring exceptional portraits from the SPI Portrait entries. Main exhibition at Rust-en-Vrede. 11 Sept - 1 Oct, ‘Members Exhibition’, a show with works by various artists including Clare Menck, Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen, Alessandro Pappada, Chris Ruthven, Liza Grobler and Susan Kruger- Grundlingh. Library Centre, Carel van

Aswegen Str, Bellville. T. 021 917 1197. The Art Connection An online gallery curated by Priscilla Schoonbee, offering top class artwork by established and up-and-coming artists. C. 082 463 6307 Artvark Gallery New abstract works and wild-life photography available by artists Luciano de Nobrega, JJ Riley and Lambro Tsilyiannis. 48 Main Road, Kalk Bay. T. 021 788 5584. ArtMark Gallery 2 - 30 Sept, ‘Feast for the Eyes’, Meryl Francis will be showing a few of her works in oil. Also showing is Hildegarde van Zyl, whose work can be found in many galleries around SA and now some wonderful pieces can be seen at ArtMark. Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie. Tel. 823036798 za Ashbey’s Galleries Antiques and fine art auctioneers and appraisers. 43-51 Church Str, CT. T. 021 423 8060. The AVA Gallery Until 19 Sept, ‘Out of Site’ by Jean Brundrit. As the pun in the title implies, the show takes both sight (as in vision) and site (as in place) as starting points to generate a dialogue between new and older works from the artist‘s extensive oeuvre. 35 Church Street. T. 021 424 7436 The Avital Lang Gallery Two Oceans House, Surrey Place, Mouille Point. (Next to Newport Deli) T. 021 439 2124. Barnard Gallery 5 Sept - 17 Oct, ‘Fumbling Towards Ecstasy’, a solo exhibition by Tracy Payne. 55 Main Street, Newlands. T. 021 671 1553. Blank Projects Until 21 Sept, ‘Have you seen Him’: Igshaan Adams presents new installation and textile work. 113-115 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. T. 021 462 4276. Bronze Age A multifunctional art foundry specialising in casting of bronze sculpture, as well as undertaking sculpture, interior and architectural commission work. Woodstock Foundry, 160 Albert Rd, Woodstock. T. 021 447 3914. BRUNDYN + GONSALVES 71 Loop Str, CT. T. 021 424 5150. The Cape Gallery 5 - 28 Sept, an exhibition by Derek Jacobs and Peter Meikle. Derek Jacobs and Peter Meikle will portray two views of the Cape with their exhibition. Peter‘s detailed, realistic views of towns create a contrast to Derek ‘s impressions of vast landscapes. 60 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001. T. 021 423 5309. Carmel Art Dealers in fine art, exclusive distributers of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings. Cape Quarter Square, 27 Somerset Rd, Green Point. T. 021 421 3333 Casa Labia Gallery 14 Sept - 13 Oct, ‘Light Found’, a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jenny Parsons exploring the early morning light on the fynbos covered hillsides of the Cape. 13 Sept - 13 Oct, ‘Rock / Paper / Scissors’ by Natale Labia. Labia’s exhibition represents the

negotiated and contested territory of any engagement between two individuals and is comprised of images taken in Africa and India. Tuesday to Sunday 10h00 to 16h00 192 Main Road, Muizenberg. T. 021 788 6068 The Cellar Private Gallery Dealing exclusively in original and investment art, offering works by a variety of renowned and upcoming SA artists. 12 Imhoff Str, Welgemoed, Bellville. T. 021 913 4189. Christie’s International Auctioneers. Juliet Lomberg, Independent Consultant. T. 021 761 2676. Christopher Møller Art 7 Kloofnek Rd, Gardens, C T. T. 021 422 1599. Clementina Ceramics South African Contemporary Ceramics: Featuring one-off ceramics by Clementina van der Walt and other leading SA ceramists, all complemented by designer craft. Shop c 101/b, The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town. T. 021 447 1398. Commune.1 Gallery Until 17 Sept, ‘The Void: Positive And Negative Spaces’ by Christopher Swift. Through large-scale installations and sculptures made almost solely out of original Robben Island prison fencing, the exhibition attempts to explore the dark shadow of our past and the brilliance of our liberation from it. 64 Wale Street, Cape Town, 8001. T. 021 423 5600, Culture – Urban + Contemporary Gallery First Floor, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Rd, Woodstock. T. 021 447 3533 David Krut Projects Cape Town 7 - 21 Sept, ‘Senzo Shabangu 2011 – 2013’: A selection of work on paper produced in collaboration between Senzo Shabangu and David Krut Print Workshop between 2011 and 2013. Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands. T. 021 685 0676 Donald Greig Gallery & Foundry Private Gallery permanently exhibiting artworks of Donald Greig. Foundry is open to the public to observe the time-honoured cire purdue (lost wax) casting technique - a process virtually unchanged for 5000 years. Bronze pouring can be viewed every Tues, Wed and Thurs at 11 am. Please call us to confirm time. West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront. T. 021 418 0003. EBONY On exhibition will be an enticing selection of works by Michael Pettit - a glimpse of the artists’ immense range and the richness and individuality of the arc of his work over four decades. This established artist is represented in many notable public collections. 67 Loop Street, Cape Town. T. 021 424 9985. za Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyor of fine arts, antiques and objects d’art. Emphasis on finding beautiful, interesting pieces both locally and internationally. 11A Wolfe Str, Chelsea Village, Wynberg. T. 021 762 7983. The Photographers Gallery ZA & Erdmann Contemporary 63 Shortmarket Str. T. 021 422 2762.

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WESTERN CAPE / GALLERY GUIDE | ART TIMES Everard Read, Cape Town 11 - 25 Sept, ‘Chaotic Region’, by Nigel Mullins. This body of paintings casts new light on how we make sense of the world. Mullins examines how science and art have the potential to enrich and deepen our investigations, be it through delight, epiphany or horror. 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront. T. 021 418 4527 za 34FineArt 17 Sept - 9 Nov, ‘Outside II’. Featuring works by leading artists including Banksy, Ben Eine, Invader, Bambi, London Police, Osch, JimmyC, Bortusk Leer, AME72, Mr. Brainwash, Norman Catherine, Asha Zero, Jade Doreen Waller and Warren Petersen. Street artist Bambi will release new limited edition during the opening. 2nd Floor, The Hills Building, Buchanan Sqaure, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock T. 021 4611863. The Framery Art Gallery A permanent exhibition of a wide variety of good local artists, both upcoming and established. A forthcoming exhibition featuring new and old work by Ishmael Thyssem has been organised at the gallery to coincide with ‘Against the Grain’. 67g Regent Road, Seapoint. T. 021 434 5022. C. 078 122 7793. The Framing Place 46 Lower Main rd, Observatory. T. 021 447 3988. G2 Art We are a permanent gallery in downtown Cape Town. We offer a diverse range of affordable contemporary art and sculpture by local artists including Uwe Pfaff, Cornelia Stoop, Nicole Pletts amongst others 61 Shortmarket Street. T. 021 424 7169. Ghuba Gallery Ongoing collection of new works and contemporary African art. 73 Victoria Ave, Hout Bay. T. 021 790 0772. Goodman Gallery Cape Town Until 14 Sept, ‘All Our Mothers’, A new exhibition by Sue Williamson. 21 Sept – 26 Oct, a solo exhibition of new work by Clive van den Berg. 3rd Floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock. Tel. 021 462 7567. Gold of Africa Museum 96 Strand Str. T. 021 405 1540. Greatmore Studios 27 Sept -11 Oct, Greatmore Studios will host a fund-raising event in a form of The Greatmore ‘Big Names’ Exhibition to promote our ‘Sponsor a Studio’ initiative. 47-49 Greatmore Str, Woodstock. T. 021 447 9699. Heather Auer Art and Sculpture Original paintings, sculptures and ceramics by Heather Auer and other SA artists. Quayside Ctr, Wharf Str, Simonstown. T. 021 786 1309. Hout Bay Gallery 71 Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay. T. 021 790 3618. Infin Art Gallery 2 branches: Wolfe Str, Chelsea Village, Wynberg. T. 021 761 2816 & Buitengracht Str, CT. T. 021 423 2090. Irma Stern Museum Until 21 Sept, ‘Signs and Symbols’, an exhibition by Mollie Townsend. Cecil Rd, Rosebank, CT. T. 021 685 5686. Iziko SA National Gallery Until 27 Sept, ‘The Difference Loom’, an exhibition exploring textiles and technology, curated

by London and Cape Town-based independent curator Winnie Sze. The exhibition runs at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe in St’ Johns Road. Until 15 Nov, ‘Against the Grain: Sculptors from the Cape’. Showcasing the works of five local wood sculptors. The exhibition addresses a diversity of themes that engage with the recent and distant past, as well as the contemporary present. Curated by ASAI founder, Mario Pissarra. 25 Queen Victoria Str, CT. T. 021 481 3891. Iziko Michaelis Collection Ongoing: Dutch works from the 17th–20th centuries in Iziko collections Iziko Michaelis Collection, Old Town House, Greenmarket Square. T. 021 4813800. Iziko Castle of Good Hope Buitenkant Str, opp. the Grand Parade. T. 021 464 1262. Johans Borman Fine Art ‘In the Shadow of the Rainbow’: this exhibition reviews the way in which Southern African artists reflect the social, economic and political realities of their time. Cape Town preview: 14 - 21 Sept. 16 Kildare Road, Newlands, Cape Town. FNB Joburg Art Fair 2013: 27 - 29 Sept. Sandton Convention Centre, JHB. 16 Kildare Road, Newlands. T. 021 683 6863. Kalk Bay Modern 1st Floor, Olympia Buildings, 136 Main Rd, Kalk Bay. T.021 788 6571 Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Fine art bronze foundry offering a sculpture and casting service for artists as well as commissions for corporate and private collectors. We have four in-house sculptors producing their own work and overseeing the daily operation. 11 Windsor Rd, Kalk Bay. T. 021 788 8736. C. 073 180 7209. Die Kunskamer Die Kunskamer invites you to view works by leading South African artists Malcolm Payne, Irma Stern, David Brown, Eris Silke, J.H Pieneef, Simon Stone, Norman Catherine and Cecil Skotnes, Cynthia Villet, amongst others. Please contact us on 021 439 6572 or 021 434 9529 to view our collection. Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery A selection of artworks by new and prominent SA artists and SA old Masters. 31 Kommandeur Rd, Welgemoed, Bellville. T. 021 913 7204/5 The Lisa King Gallery Specializing in top SA abstract/contemporary art, sculpture and exotic glassware. Cape Quarter Piazza, 72 Waterkant Street, Green Point. T. 021 421 3738 The Lovell Gallery Until 26 Sept, Pieces and Puzzles - Inspired by Nature: Made, Mind, Explore, the Imagination of Nature. Come and Experience (with us) the many modes of Expression and allow yourself a moment‘s Inspiration. 139 Albert Rd, Woodstock. T. 021 447 5918. za Lutge Gallery Works by Walter Meyer, Tom Cullberg, Jaco Benade, Paul Emmanuel, Hennie Niemann Jnr, Rob Macintosh, John Murray. 109 Loop St, Cape Town. T. 021 424 8448. Masque Theatre Gallery 9 - 30 Sept , ‘Animal Magic’, artwork by local artist Irene Oxley showing diverse applications in oil on canvas. Also on display during evening shows. Main Road, Muizenberg. T. 082 303 6798

MM Galleries Shop 3, 31 Palmer Road, Muizenberg. T. 082 739 7567. Michaelis Galleries University of Cape Town, 31 – 37 Orange St, CT. T. 021 480 7170 Mogalakwena Gallery Until 19 Dec, ‘A Glimpse - Dress & Fashion in Africa’. Garments and accessories from numerous African countries are for sale. The 3rd floor is dedicated to works by craft artists of the Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation. 3 Church Street, between Adderly St and St-George’s Mall. T. 021 424 7488 / C: 083 460 64 60. Quincy’s Antiques Art and Collectables Shop 8, Riverside Mall, Main Rd, Rondebosch. T. 021 685 1986 The Pot Luck Club Gallery Contact curator Las Madurasinghe on 074 180 4895 The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock. Provenance Auction House Auctioneers of Fine Art, Antiques and Home Luxury. 8 Vrede str, Gardens, CT. T. 021 461 8009. Red! The Gallery Shop G9 & 10 Steenberg Village Shopping Centre , Reddam Avenue , Tokai. T. 021 7010886 Rialto Art Centre Ongoing exhibition by local artists. 22 Mill Str, Strand. T. 021 853 8061. Rose Korber Art Extended until end Sept, ‘William Kentridge: Selected Prints from 2000 – 2013’. We are pleased to announce the availability of a small selection of superb limited-edition prints on paper by Kentridge, spanning the period from 2000 to 2012. Many of these works are no longer available on the primary market, and have become collectors’ pieces. 48 Sedgemoor Rd, Camps Bay. T. 021 438 9152. C. 083 261 1173. Rosendal Art & Framing 23 Oxford Str, Durbanville. T. 021 976 8232. Rudd’s Auctioneers Antique, Fine and Decorative Art. 87 Bree Str, CT. T.021 426 0384. C. 083 406 4261. Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Until 8 Oct, ‘SPI National Portrait Award’ exhibition. A ceramic exhibition by Hennie Meyer, Clementine van der Walt, Ann Marais and Dianne Heesom-Green, with the focus on portraits is showing in the Clay Museum. 10 Wellington Rd, Durbanville. T.021 976 4691. Sally Louw Gallery 77 Roodebloem Rd, Woodstock. T.072 713 8907. Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection Until 18 Sept, ‘Former Mountains’, an exhibition of drawings and prints by four local artists: Jean de Wet, Dale Lawrence, Michael Tymbios & Bruce Mackay. 21 Sept – 12 Oct, ‘A vacant passage’ by Paul Senyol and Andrzej Urbanski. 91 Kloof Street, Gardens. T. 021 424 6930 za Sophea Gallery & Tibetan Teahouse 2 Harrington Rd, Seaforth, Simonstown. T. 021 786 1544

South African Print Gallery Opening Sat 14 Sept at 10am, closing 7 Oct, ‘White Van Man - A View from the Street’, by Jonathan Comerford. 109 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 462 6851. Sanlam Art Gallery 2 Strand Rd, Bellville. T. 021 947 3359. SMAC Art Gallery, CT Until 14 Sept, ‘A Retrospective Exhibition’ by Simon Stone at the Standard Bank Art Gallery in Johannesburg. Until 5 Sept, ‘Don’t Jump Off Bridge’ by Luiza Cachalia and ‘Between Object and Place’ by Helen A. Pritchard. In-Fin-Art Building, Buitengracht Str. T. 021 422 5100. StateoftheART Gallery Our brick-and-mortar gallery offers art lovers the opportunity to physically experience a selection of works by artists. New works by Lisette Forsyth, Bettie Coetzee-Lambrecht and Sua Havenga currently on show. 61 Shortmarket Street, (between Loop and Bree). T. 021 801 4710 Stephan Welz & Co Cape Town 1 & 2 Oct, Auction. Viewing Dates 25 – 29 September, from 10am to 5pm. Established in 1968, Stephan Welz & Co provides a wide range of services across a full spectrum of Decorative and Fine Arts. Forthcoming Auction, Cape Town: 1 & 2 October 2013. The Great Cellar, Alphen Estate, Alphen Drive, Constantia. T. 021 794 6461. Stevenson Cape Town 17 Oct - 23 Nov, ‘Kin’, a solo exhibition by Pieter Hugo. Ground Floor, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, CT. T. 021 462 1500. Strauss & Co The Oval, First Floor, Colinton House, 1 Oakdale Road, Newlands. T. 021 683 6560. The Studio Kalk Bay Until 11 Sept, ‘Mckellar and Mckellar’, an exhibition by Donna McKellar and Mikaela McKellar. 20 - 29 Sept, ‘Black & White plus one’. The theme for the group exhibition at the studio is simple but strong, and is ashow not to be missed. For more information, contact Irene at or 0823036798. The Studio, The Majestic Village, 122 Main road, Kalk Bay. T. 083 778 2737 What if the World/Gallery Until 12 Oct, ‘Ecstatic Entropy’, a solo exhibition by John Murray. 1 Argyle Str. Woodstock, CT. T. 021 802 3111. Windermere House The private art collection of CT based artist Rachelle Bomberg. Showcasing large, mystical/surreal abstract oils. New work on view. Artist available by appointment to discuss the work on permanent exhibition and for purchase. 58 Windermere Road, Muizenberg. T. 021 7881333. C. 0736342597 www.artbomberg. com Worldart Gallery 54 Church Street, Cape Town CBD. T. 021 423 3075.


Agulhas Shell, Sealife & Art Experience ‘Shells & More’, a permanent exhibition that shows shells, silk scarves, original art & constructions by Mosie Hope. The shell cladding on the building was done over a period of eight years. Seasonally open. 8 Golf Street, L’Agulhas. T. 082 296 0144.

Clanwilliam Kunshuis Spring Exhibition: Together with the flowershow in Clanwilliam, a tribute to Conrad Theys and Fred Mouton, caricaturist of the Burger. 14 Main Rd, Clanwilliam. T. 027 482 1940.

McGregor Edna Fourie Gallery A light-filled gallery space with the feel of a sanctuary. This is the exclusive home of Edna Fourie’s ethereal art: oil paintings, readymades and installations. Main Road, Mcgregor. T. 083 302 5538.

Franschhoek Art in the Yard 15 Sept - 6 Oct, ‘Wild Beauty’. An exhibition of new works by Kenyan artist Alexandra Spyratos and Wild life photographer Jose Cortes. The Yard, 38 Huguenot Street. T. 021 876 4280. za EBONY Paintings and installations by Hugo Naude, Richard Smith, Caroline Gibello, Grace Kotze, Dave Robertson, Landie Robenheimer, photographs by Caroline Gibello and prints by Deborah Bell and William Kentridge. 4 Franschhoek Square, Huguenot Street. T. 021 876 4477. Is Art Until end Sept, an exhibition of painting, sculpture, photographs and furniture by Herman van Wyk. Le Quartier Français, 16 Huguenot Str. T. 021 876 8443. The Gallery at Grande Provence Trent Read, Sandy Bekker and the team at Knysna Fine Art are proud to announce that the Gallery at Grande Provence in Franschhoek will fall under their curatorial and management control as of 1 September. Situated on one of the most beautiful historic wine estates in the country, the gallery space is superb and will be run as an independent entity to our own wonderful space, with significant synergistic benefits to artists and clients alike. Main Rd, Franschhoek. T. 021 876 8630.

George Cape Palette Art Gallery Engen Centre, CJ Langenhoven Str, Heatherlands. T. 044 873 6581 Crouse Art Gallery Original paintings by well known South African Artists: Anton Benzon, Carla Bosch, Maria, Gerrit Roon, Makiwa, Danielle Novella & many more. We deal exclusively in original SA Art, specifically investment art. Shop no 83, Garden Route Mall, George / 368 Ontdekkers rd Flrorida Park, Roodepoort, Jhb. T. 044 887 0361 / 011 672 3821.

Strydom Gallery New works by Guy Du Toit, Pauline Gutter, Clare Menck, Jaco Sieberhagen, David Brown, Sarel Petrus, Willem Boshoff, William Kentridge and Simon Stone. 79 Market Str, George. T. 044 874 4027.

Greyton Adele Claudia Fouche Ongoing exhibition. The artist exhibits her works which are mainly concerned with light. Adele also offers workshops and retreats in this beautiful setting. T. 082 522 4010.

Hermanus Abalone Gallery 21 Sept – 20 oct, ‘African Mystique’, by Lynette ten Krooden in the Annexe. The artist will open her exhibition with a visual presentation of her research work and her artistic career of thirty years. In the Main Gallery: a group exhibition with well-known artists. 2 Harbour Road (The Courtyard). T. 028 313 2935. Art Amble Hermanus Village Ten diverse and unique Galleries all within walking distance in the heart of Hermanus Village. Four resident artists’ studios to visit. Collect your Art Amble Guide at any one of the Galleries in Main Rd or at the Hermanus Tourism Office. Terry Kobus: C. 083 259 8869. Originals Gallery The art studio and gallery of Terry Kobus. See the artist at work in his studio and view his latest paintings in an intimate gallery space. Shop 22 Royal Centre, 141 Main Rd. Tel. 083 259 8869. Rossouw Modern Art Gallery Hermanus 3 Harbour Rd, Hermanus. T. 028 313 2222. myTILE at Southern Art Ceramic Design Hemel & Aarde Village, Sandbaai. C. 083 232 9238. Village Art Gallery The gallery was established in 2006 by artist and owner Brian Robertson, who exhibits work in both oil and watercolour. Hemel en Aarde Village. T. 028 316 3355. Walker Bay Art Gallery View the wide selection of paintings, sculpture & ceramics by established as well as up-andcoming SA artists.171 Main Rd. 028 312 2928. Willie Botha Sculpture Gallery Permanent exhibition of work by sculptor Willie Botha. Paintings by Pieter Vermaak and Johan Calitz. 171 Main rd. T. 028 313 2304.

Knysna Dale Elliott Art Galleries Leaders of the painting course concept in South Africa. Shop 11, Knysna Mall Shopping Centre, Main rd. T. 044 382 5646 A Different Drummer New ceramic works by Nico Masemolo & candlesticks by William Ralarala. Thesen House, 6 Long Street, Knysna. T. 044 382 5107. Knysna Fine Art An show of sculpture by Lionel Smit and mixed media works by Sandra Hanekom.Thesen House, 6 Long Str, Knysna.

T. 044 382 5107. Lynn Schaefer Gallery Artworks and ceramics by SA artists including Derric van Rensburg, Ann Nosworthy, Darryl Legg and Lynn Schaefer. Thesen House, 6 Long Street. C. 072 174 4907. Sally Bekker Art Gallery Woodmill Lane. T. 082 342 3953.

Plettenberg Bay Lookout Art Gallery Featuring a wide variety of both new and wellloved artists, including Fiona Rowett, Jocelyn Boyley, Sue Kemp and Gail Darroll, amongst others. Main Str, Plettenberg bay. T. 044 533 2210.

The Knysna Art Gallery 2 – 27 Sept, ‘Annual Members Spring Exhibition’. Old Gaol Complex, cnr of Main and Queen Street. T. 044 382 7124

Old Nick Village Old Nick Village comprises a varied selection of individual shops and galleries showcasing some of the best of South African creative manufacturers and fine artists. Easy access from the N2 highway, 3km east of Plett. T. 044 533 1395.

Mossel Bay

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ArtBeat Gallery Opening 7 Sept through December, launch of Kastrol Straat pottery and sculpture pieces. Works by Leigh van Olst, Adrian Hofmeyr and Mr Alec. 35 Gys Smalberger Street, Mossel Bay, CBD. T. 081 356 5295

The West Coast Art Gallery West Coast Flower Festival: Come and celebrate with us the breathtakingly spectacular flower season on the Western Coast of South Africa, as portrayed by artists in all media. Shop 2, Harbour Centre, Port Owen, Velddrif. T. 082 460 6650.

Artat39Long Through September, Great Brak Muse Showcase. Showcasing ‘Karoo Enchantment’, a collection of nature-inspired works by artist Susqya Williams. Also a collection of ceramics by Hennie Meyer and Clementina van Der Walt. 39 Long Str, Great Brakriver. C. 082 576 3338.

Langebaan Bay Gallery Supporting excellent, local artists, many of whom are members of SASA. Marra Square, Bree St. C. 073 304 8744.

Oudtshoorn ArtKaroo Gallery Until mid-Sept, during the Klassique festival , ‘Greater than the Klein Karoo’: featuring sculptor Frans Boekooi, ceramicist Charmaine Haines and farmer photographer Rob Southey, as well as other Karoo artists. 107 Baron van Reede, Oudtshoorn. T. 044 279 1093. Rosenhof Country Lodge Art Gallery Until 15 Sept, ‘A Pause Between the Music’. Oil paintings by Lisl Barry and handcrafted, contemporary functional art by Richard Henley. Baron van Reede Rd. T. 082 769 6993 /

Overberg Baardskeerdersbos Art Route 12 & 13 Oct, new solo exhibitions from the group of professional artists. Expect wine, other-worldly views, stoep-sitting, good food, and quality fine art. From light painting to dung sculpture as well as traditional media such as oil paintings and bronze. Open to serious collectors and art-lovers alike Baardskeerdersbos, Gansbaai.

Paarl Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. 270 Main Str, Paarl. T. 021 872 5030.

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

Prince Albert Prince Albert Gallery Established in 2003, the gallery always has an eclectic mix of art on display. 57 Church Str, Prince Albert. T. 023 541 1057.

Riebeek Kasteel Deziree Fine Arts 28 Sept - 29 Sept, ‘Co-existence’, a body of work consisting of small sketches and paintings of endemic Fynbos and Insects. Shiraz and Art Festival: The Olive Boutique, 49 Church Street, Riebeeck Kasteel. T. 021 785 1120. The Gallery - Riebeek Kasteel Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel. C. 083 653 3697.

Robertson The Robertson Art Gallery We specialise in original art of more than 60 top South African Artists. 3 Voortrekker Rd. T. 023 626 5364. C. 082 921 2697

Somerset West Gallery 91 91 Andries Pretorius Str. T. 021 852 6700. Liebrecht Art Gallery Opening 18 Sept, ‘The Chequered Flag’, by Philip Badenhorst. Liebrecht Lecture on Friday evening, 26 September: ‘Art and the vital message’, delivered by Karen McKerron. Function after the lecture in the gallery. 34 OudehuisStr, Somerset West. T. 021 852 8030. Wallace Hulley Gallery 27 Silverboomkloof Rd. C. 083 268 4356.

Stellenbosch Art at Tokara ‘The Garden’, a collection of nature-inspired artworks until end August , featuring artists from Kirsten Sims and Matthew Kay to Clifford M’Pai and Irma Stern. Crest of the Helshoogte Pass. T.021 808 5900.



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EASTERN CAPE, KAROO, KZ-NATAL / GALLERY GUIDE | ART TIMES Art on 5 A studio gallery run by 2 artists, Maryna de Witt and Emzi Smit, exhibiting their work. Subject matter ranges from local landscaped and town scenes to ethnic figures and portraits. Also show ceramics and sculptures. 7b Andrings St. T. 021 887 7234. C. 072 249 3312. D-Street Gallery Until 5 Oct, ‘Prototype’, a group exhibition curated by Aidon Westcott with participating artists Louis Jansen Van Vuuren, Judy Woodborne, Alex Hamilton, Marie Stander, Annelie Venter, Hannalie Taute, Barry Barichievy, Gordon Froud, Brahm van Zyl, Mathew Brittan and Aidon Westcott, amongst others. 112 Dorp Street. T. 021 883 2337. C. 083 739 6196. Oude Libertas Gallery Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, this gallery shows the work of well known artists as well as upcoming artists. The next exhibition of art by five Cape Town based women is from 18 Sept – 23 Oct. Cnr of Adam Tas & Oude Libertas Str. T. 021 809 7463. Rupert Museum Showcasing the unique private art collection of Anton and Huberte Rupert. Stellentia Ave. T. 021 888 3344. Sasol Art Museum 52 Ryneveld Str, Stellenbosch. T. 021 808 3691. Slee Gallery 101 Dorp Street. T. 021 887 3385 SMAC Art Gallery 1st Floor, De Wet Centre, Church Str. T. 021 887 3607. Stellenbosch Art Gallery An extensive selection of paintings, sculpture, handmade glass & ceramics by selected Western Cape artists are on offer to the discerning buyer. 34 Ryneveld Str. T. 021 887 8343. US Art Gallery Closed for renovation until 31 October. C/o Dorp & Bird str, Stellenbosch. T. 021 828 3489.

Swellendam Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery Representing a variety of established and upand-coming South African artists. 19 Swellengrebel str, Swellendam. T. 028 5142905. Die Steg Art Galery 1 Voortrek Str, Swellendam. 028 514 2521.

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

Wilderness Beatrix Bosch Studio Unique works in leather, paintings & photography can be viewed at her studio. 57 Die Duin, Wilderness. T. 044 877 0585. The Pharoah Gallery Current collection of available originals and canvas giclee prints, featuring Peter Pharoah’s unique and iconic tribal portraits, African wildlife and abstracts. Wilderness Centre, George Road. T. 076 976 2629.

Eastern Cape Alexandria Quin Sculpture Garden A permanent exhibition of Maureen Quin’s sculpture’s, drawings and paintings. Maureen Quin’s work is exhibited in her peaceful garden and gallery, where you can not only enjoy refreshments but also engage with the artist. R15 entry fee. 5 Suid Str. Alexandria. T. 046 653 0121 / 082 770 8000.


The Workshop Art & Craft Gallery Showcasing over 100 local artists & crafters - art, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, mosaic, handweaving, handspinning, handcrafted furniture, antiques, Oregon frames, easels, fabric art, leather work, handcrafted jewellery, papier mache and handmade candles. 289 Kowie Rd, Bathurst. C. 073 3929 436.

East London

Ann Bryant Art Gallery Coach House 19 Sept – 5 Oct, an exhibition by Brian Hammond and Mandy Qomoyi. Landscapes, trees, water features and old buildings make up most of Brian Hammond’s work. Mandy will complement these two-dimensional works with ceramic pieces. 9 St Marks Road, Southernwood. T. 043 722 4044. za Floradale Fine Art We are delighted to welcome Jeff Rankin to our gallery. Six works are currently on show: 2 monotypes with drawing, a large woodcut and a trio of fun pieces. Old Gonubie Road, Beacon Bay. T. 043 740 2031 / 078 294 7252

Klein Karoo

Doornkuil Art courses in the Great Karoo: if you love art, space, crisp Karoo air, good food and great company, then you should not miss this unique experience. C. 072 553 5547. Kraaldoring Gallery 21 – 24 Sept, ‘Cultural Routes’: Group show to celebrate Heritage Day - ceramics, photography, graphics, painting. Groenfontein Rd, 11kms outside Calitzdorp T. 082 575 7969. Marinda Combrinck Studio & Gallery A Fine Art Miscellanium: recent paintings & drawings by Marinda Combrinck 33 Andries Pretorius Str. T. 079 968 1588. Portal Gallery An intimate gallery with works by selected contemporary artists, including Carl Becker, JP Meyer, Estelle Marais, Diane McLean and Hermann Niebuhr. 41 Schoeman Str, De Rust. T. 082 297 6977. za Village Art Gallery Ongoing exhibition with work by artists Mariaan Kotze, Glendine, Diane McLean, Neels Coetzee, Duggie du Toit, Ann Gadd, Karien Boonzaaier, Bill Strapp, Estelle Marais, Kevin Standly, Ella, Marianne Vorster and Lana van Blerk, amongst others. 29 Schoeman Str, De Rust, T. 044 241 2014.

Port Elizabeth ART Gallery 51b Cuyler Str, Central. T. 072 379 5933. www.

ArtEC - EPSAC Community Art Centre 36 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth. T. 041 585 3641. Fischers Art Gallery Fischers is the first established Jewelllers in SA. This historical site, with one of the oldest lifts still in use, has been transformed into an exquisite gallery. It’s unique Art Nouveau architecture houses a display of fine art by many renowned EC Artists as well as gift ware. 33 Goven Mbeki Ave (City Hall/Library), PE. T. 041 585 6755. C. 082 460 6483 GFI Art Gallery We welcome a new era with the renaming of the Ron Belling Art Gallery to the GFI Art Gallery. Two exhibitions currently showing: ‘Vanitas’, a group exhibition curated by Clare Menck and ‘Measuring Dust’, NMMU Student Landscape Drawing at Waterval Farm. 30 Park Drive, P.E. T. 041 586 3973. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Until 16 Sept, ‘Transforming The Everyday Into Art’. Come and see how artists have used found objects in ways that challenges the boundary between art and the everyday. Until 20 Oct, ‘20th Century British Art: Explorations in Modernism’: a selection of 20th Century British paintings, prints & sculpture from the Permanent Collection. 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth. T. 041 506 2000.

Kwazulu- Natal Durban The African Art Centre New Work by Jabulani Cele. Jabulani is an active, self-taught artist living in KZN. He works mainly in the medium of painting and his subject matter is concerned with his immediate surroundings and township lifestyles. 94 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban. T. 031 312 3804/05. Artisan Gallery 344 Florida Road, Morningside. Tel. 031 312 4364. artSPACE durban Until 7 Sept, ‘Heart and Soul’, an exhibition by Janine Holloway. Until 7 Sept, ‘Portals’, a group show by Sharon McClelland, Di van Wyk and Ockert Kruger. Each of the three artists are using the same photograph and doing their own interpretations of each image. 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Road). T. 031 312 0793. Christie’s International Auctioneers. Gillian Scott Berning, Independent Consultant. T. 031 207 8247. The COLLECTIVE 48b Florida Rd (entrance in Fourth Ave). T. 031 303 4891, Durban Art Gallery 2nd Floor City Hall, Anton Lembede (Smith) Str. T. 031 311 2264 Elizabeth Gordon Gallery 120 Florida Road, Morningside. T. 031 3038133. Fat Tuesday 5 Bellevue Road, Kloof. T. 031 717 2785. Gallery Umhlanga Shop 11, Umhlanga Centre, Ridge Road, Umhlanga. T. 031 561 2199 KZNSA Gallery

3 - 22 Sept, ‘Spring’, an exhibition held by Hillcrest AIDS Centre ‘ s income generation project Woza Moya. 3 - 22 Sept, ‘Unkhumbane Freedon Park Photography Project’. Trainees at the Durban Centre for Photography and mentors Angela Buckland and Peter McKenzie present a show on photography. 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban T. 031 277 1705. Tamasa Gallery A small commercial gallery, Tamasa exhibits a broad variety of contemporary KZN artists. Currently showing Isabelle Leclezio’s latest works. 36 Overport Drive, Berea. T. 031 207 1223.

Ballito Imbizo Gallery 26 Sept - 15 Oct, a solo exhibition of work by Tay Dall. Shop 7, Ballito Lifestyle Centre. T. 032 946 1937.

Kokstad Dog on a Leash Art & Gift 93 Main Str, Kokstad. C. 083 690 3437.

Pietermaritzburg Blue Caterpillar Gallery Gallery exhibiting wide range of styles and mediums covering both established and up-and-coming artists from South Africa and beyond. 37 Willowton Rd. T. 033 387 1356. Tatham Art Gallery Until 19 Jan 2014, ‘Life and Work’, a comprehensive retrospective in honour of Zululand artist, Diamond Bozas, who turned 90 in August this year. Opening 29 Sept, ‘Handmade Books’: A show of hand-made books by three Pietermaritzburg artists and their mentor, Estelle Liebenberg-Barkhuizen. 19 Sept - 3 Nov, Mary Sibande: Standard Bank Young Artist 2013. An installation, titled ‘The Purple Shall Govern’, comprising of life-size figures, digital pigment prints, and suspended creatures made from fabric. Opposite City Hall, Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg Tel. 033 392 2801

Newcastle Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle 7 - 28 Sept, ‘Bird Nests’, by Corina Lemmer and Hester de la Port. An exhibition and installation investigating the similarity between birds and people, in the desire to create sheltered spaces. City Centre, between Scott & Murchison Str. T. 034 328 7622 za

Nottingham Road Aladdin’s Art and Ceramics Gallery Ongoing exhibition: Current works by ceramic artist Louise van Niekerk, featuring Raku, porcelain and stoneware. Other artists include Hermine Spies Coleman, Peter Feek, Ian Warden and “El Maestro” Bartolome Vaccarezza. 2 Robin Road, Nottingham Road, KZN. T. 033 266 6460.


The Underberg Studio Set in a delightful garden facing the mountains, the gallery specializes in landscape photography & ceramics. Owned by photographer Lawrance Brennon and his potter wife, Catherine Brennon, the gallery is regularly updated with their latest work. 21 Ridge Rd, Underberg. Signage from R617. T. 033 701 2440.


Diamond Bozas and his wife Anastasia are pictured with their daughter Despina Engelbrecht and sons Arthur and Alexander. / Carol Brown, Robert Brusse, Marianne Meijer Malcolm Christian, Ros Christian and Jenny Stretton. Robert Brusse spoke about Diamond’s contribution to art and cultural life in Zululand / Bishop Dino Gabriel and his wife


Lionel Smith and Adriaan Diedericks, Mandisi Mmcela, Chris Ruthven


Ashleigh Mclean, whatiftheworld curator chats with Allen and Shirley Tamaris while Noodle has a look around / Lizel Strydom, whatiftheworld director Justin Rhodes and Greg / artist John Murray with his work ‘Underworld’


Sue Williamson with her portrait of Amina Cachalia, whom the exhibition is dedicated to Kamey Butler and Brandon Mcloed with Rica Hodgson


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Mervin Gers, Antonio de Gouveia, Francisca de Gouveia, Anton Smit, Roelien Smit / Anton Smit / Jill Pittendrigh and Francisca de Gouveia


A work from Elize Vossgatter’s new show at the AVA on the 23rd September, entitled, “Once there was and once there wasn’t… Vossgatter works primarily in oil paint. She challenges the conventions of the material with subject-appropriate interjections of glitter, hair, varnish, car oil, baby oil, gold dust, nail varnish or anything else that the paint requires. Her works are playful and haunting. see more at VULEKA overall winner: Nicholas Esterhuizen : “African Barber” Photo: Tiaan van Deventer


The Void:positive/negative Spaces Commune.1 Gallery

Jeremy Day Tata ma Chance Best Acrylic on the SASA Members Show

artist Strijdom van der Merwe’s work titled Calling the Herd was unveiled at the junction of the R339 and R340 outside Plett during the launch of the event. Revealing what inspired him to make the interactive work consisting of trumpet-like funnels coming together to form a tree, Van der Merwe said: “This is a holy place where elephants used to walk. I would like them to return to this place so I made something to invite them to come back.” The elephant trunks sounded very similar to the call of the animals as the artists and community members attending the launch blew the ‘trumpets’ with the help of mouthpieces in the tree trunk.

The Last Supper by Dean Simon. This work is featured on the We Love Mandela show at The Peacemakers Museum and Stephan Welz Natalie Knight, The Art Source

Artists handing in their entries on the last day of SPI National Portrait Award, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town.

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Hidden Cape Town : Paul Duncan | Photography by Alain Proust The Book: A unique look ‘inside’ 30 of Cape Town’s most notable buildings. If you have ever wondered what lies behind an interesting façade, or wished you could peek behind a closed door, Hidden Cape Town is the book for you. The author and photographer have collaborated to reveal the artworks and architectural secrets that lie behind the doors of some well-known, and lesser known, landmark buildings in and around the ‘Mother City’. These buildings are part of our collective heritage, reflecting the myriad cultural influences that have shaped our country.These ‘hidden’ interiors include the Sendinggestig Museum, South African National Library, City Hall, Palm Tree Mosque, Welgelegen, the Royal Observatory, Bertram House, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St George, Groote Schuur, the Old Synagogue, Irma Stern Museum and the officer’s mess of the Cape Town Rifles (‘The Dukes’).

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NEW ON THE BLOCK: ART EYE Art Eye Gallery is an exciting new place to discover art ! investment art and contemporary art space, which celebrates African artworks and sensibilities. It is through an investigation of African art making, that we have located our space as a platform on which a number of artists are given artistic freedom, within a picturesque exhibition space. Art Eye is located in The Design Quarter, which is known as the most inspiring décor destination in Jozi and embraces all that’s different, inspiring, delectable and divine. The Design Quarter invites an audience driven by things that reflect themselves and inspire them to think differently about how they imagine themselves to be. Art Eye was created through pure love and passion for African art and artists. The ability to share the often-exclusive sensibilities of visuals arts, to those who would naturally not have access to it. Art Eye Gallery, specialises in building collections, sourcing those seldom found, often overlooked gems of yesteryear, special pieces that seldom come to market and the development of young talent with passion. Our vast collection includes works of SA Greats like Trevor Coleman, Rhona Gorvy, Francois Van Halter who have careers in the arts spanning decades … …... new artists like Carol Hamman , Sibusiso Duma, Tafadzwa Gwetai and Spencer Whittle, spanning to our vast collection of established select masters, both celebrated and forgotten.

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Alice Elah: Way Out of the Poort, Hoarusib Canyon 1986

‘One of the most accomplished and subtle landscapists in the book of South African art’ - Johan van Rooyen


South African Artists Birthdays for September

02 September : John Smith John Smith was born in Worcester in the Cape in 1944. He comes from a family of artists and studied with Dutch born artist Johan Oldert. John has been a professional painter since 1974 and works in oils, pastels and watercolours. He taught art privately for 30 years.

06 September : Gerard Bhengu Gerard Bhengu was born on 6 September 1910 to Eugenia and Timothy Bhengu, who lived in southern KwaZulu-Natal at Centecow, a Roman Catholic mission station. As a child, Bhengu first showed signs of creativity by drawing with charcoal from the fire on the walls of his homestead. He received his early education at Centecow and his teacher, Albert Duma, who spotted his talent, gave him a set of crayons. He was further encouraged by Mr. Jowett, the schools inspector, who presented him with a watercolour set. In 1925 Bhengu was treated for tuberculosis by Dr Max Kohler in the Centecow mission hospital. He payed for his treatment with his artworks.

06 September : Alexis Preller As a young student Preller had indeed been fascinated by the work of the French Post-Impressionists Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) and Paul Gauguin (1848–1903). Their use of bright arbitrary colour and their imaginative transformation of nature appealed to his own artistic impulses. In South Africa there were no opportunities to study the masters of European modernism, and it is therefore not surprising that Preller would have found local inspiration in the examples of Irma Stern (1894–1966) and Maggie Laubser (1886–1973).

09 September : Pieter Wenning Born in the Netherlands, Pieter Wenning came to live in South Africa in 1905. Though he had settled in the Transvaal, he travelled all over South Africa and developed a special liking for the Cape, which became the subject of most of his paintings. In 1916, Wenning moved to the Cape, became a full time painter and started working on his first solo exhibition. Wenning’s bold impasto brush stroke style and the controlled and sensitive way that he used colour led to him achieving master status in painting.


12 September : Fred Page Frederick Hutchinson Page was an artist who is regarded as South Africa’s foremost Surrealist painter. He died in 1984 at the age of 76 having produced a body of work which is remarkable not only for its unique personal imagery, but which is also one of the few examples, in the 20th century, of a painter who portrays with some accuracy, the particular architectural features of the city in which he lived.

15 September : Mikhael Subotzky Mikhael Subotzky was born in Cape Town in 1981. He graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art with Distinctions He won the Standard Bank Artist Award in 2012. He is currently based in Johannesburg. He is represented by Goodman Gallery and Studio La Citta. He is also an associate member of Magnum Photos.

16 September : Maude Sumner Maud Sumner (1902 - 1985) was a highly gifted and sensitive artist; in the words of Ridley Beeton, a person of “infinite variety”. Sumner’s oeuvre includes painting, drawing, poetry and writing. Beeton explains that in her poem “Afterwards”, written in the latter years of her life, she reveals her concern with the quality and standing of her work and whether or not it held sufficient meaning to her existence. She is considered one of the most international of South Africa’s artists, due to her experience of French, English and South African life.

22 September: Douglas Portway Douglas Portway was born in Johannesburg in 1922. He studied fine art at the Witwatersrand Technical College and later taught at the University of Johannesburg. After his first solo exhibition in 1945 he gained such a reputation that he became the first South African to be awarded a travel grant from the Institute of International Education. He left South Africa for good and travelled Europe in 1957, finally settling in Ibiza in 1959. After moving to Cornwall in 1967, he became part of the British abstract movement of the 1950’s and 1960s. Portway’s work is often classified as abstract expressionism and always retained some form of mystery.

24 September : Marjorie Wallace Awarded The Order of Ikhamanga in Bronze for outstanding contributions to the visual arts in 2005. Marjorie Wallace was born in Edinburgh in 1925, and trained at the Edinburgh College of Art, making such an impression with her early work that she became the youngest person to be elected to the Royal Scottish Academy of Art. In 1953, after an extensive European tour, she was working in Paris when she met and married the writer Jan Rabie, later a leading member of South Africa’s “Sestigers”, the young Turks of Afrikaans literature in the 1960s.

25 September: John Hodgkiss John Hodgkiss was born on 25 September 1966 in Johannesburg. He studied fine art Rhodes University. Here he also studied under the renowned photographer Obie Oberholzer. John Hodgkiss was based in Johannesburg. His close friend, fellow artist and colloborator, Steve Cohen says of Hodgkiss, “But inside the photographer was always the minimally producing, thoroughly genius artist, a magnificent talent, mostly suppressed. John let himself be thoroughly used by the art community, and he abused himself in providing service, running the machine at the wrong pace, working Da Vinci hours, sitting up impossibly late at the computer screen for decades.” Over the last several years he worked on numerous projects with the artist, William Kentridge, photographing extensively in his studio and on several of his theatre productions, and contributing to a number of books on Kentridge.

30 September: Local Artist: Tracy Payne Tracy Payne was born in 1965 in Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, with a BA Fine Art in 1987. After graduating Tracy spent a couple of years working and travelling abroad in Europe and England. On her return to South Africa she chose to be selfemployed and freelance in various creative fields. She created her own fashion label, worked as an illustrator, set designer and scenic artist, undertook both private and corporate painting commissions. In her early career she was also involved in teaching art part time. Over the years Tracy has chosen to focus more and more on her fine art career and is presently working as a full time artist from her studio in Observatory, Cape Town.

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Nushin Elahi’s

London Letter

When you think of Mexico and the revolution of 1910, the image of a swarthy man with a magnificent moustache and a sombrero comes to mind. His name was Zapata, and his image was consciously promoted, along with that of fellow revolutionary ‘Pancho’ Villa by artists rekindling a sense of national pride and cultural identity. The great art that defines this period was executed in huge bold murals, so the Royal Academy’s exhibition Mexico: A Revolution in Art 1910 – 1940 (until 29 Sept) is something of a misnomer. While Diego Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros, the three greats of the time, are represented in a painting each, this collection of work in the small Sackler gallery offers at best an interesting backdrop to the era. It includes lesser known artists and foreigners who visited the country at the time: people such as the English artist Edward Burra, whose two large watercolours give a flavour of the intoxicating allure of this explosive place, but who had to leave because he was struck down with dysentery. Photographs portray in graphic terms the street executions, the poverty and the dignity of the people. They all give a glimpse of the enormous diversity of the country’s attraction: not only its people and traditions, but the light and the ancient monuments. Without the murals that distinguish it, though, this show could only ever be a pale imitation of the real thing. There is just enough here to whet your appetite for Mexico’s art, but it doesn’t really leave you feeling you have experienced much of it. Tate Britain has had a radical rehang as part of its ongoing change, and recently unveiled a chronological display of its British art which now shows off many gems which were languishing in storage. Presented around the outer perimeter of the Millbank galleries, the new display has proved hugely popular with the public, judging by what could have been a quiet Monday afternoon. Beginning with Tudor portraits, it not only becomes a social history of Britain but a chronicle of changing costume and habits. It is a fascinating tool for any student of art to see how the country and its manners altered. There are sweep-

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ing views of a Belsize manor house with the city glimpsed as smoking chimneys in the distance, people swimming under Westminster Bridge and Canaletto’s huge view of the Old Horse Guards from St James – surprisingly unchanged. Britain’s nautical power is reflected in great shipping scenes, classical mythology gives rise to grand canvasses, we see Stubbs’s horses and Gainsborough’s portraits. Joseph Wright of Derby depicts the eruption of Vesuvius in the late 1700s, its destruction echoed later by a quartet of John Martin’s Victorian apocalyptic scenes. Constable portrays an idyllic English countryside but the best Turners remain in the adjoining Clore Galleries. Stepping into the Victorian era, a huge gallery allows for double hanging and reveals the shock of the Pre-Raphaelites, but also a Stanley Spencer, Bomberg’s Mud Bath and the exquisite beauty of Whistler’s Nocturnes. Not beyond the war, though. Passing through the bookshop, it all seems to fall apart. No doubt that is in part because the rooms now look old-fashioned and cramped with the larger scale of modern work, especially some of the sculpture which crowds out everything else. Epstein’s Jacob and the Angel, a large alabaster work from 1940, needs space around it, rather than being squeezed into a tiny crossroads of a room. Henry Moore’s reclining nudes fare better, but still are best seen outdoors. From there the work simply reflects the cacophony of the twentieth century. Hockney’s A Bigger Splash is seen through the red poles of an Anthony Caro sculpture, Bridget Riley’s pop art makes a colourful pattern, Hoyland and Hodgkin add another dash of colour. There are two early Lucien Freuds, an ugly, boring Damien Hirst (a desk in a glass case) and stepping into the Chapman Family Collection feels like walking into an African curio shop, until you see the Big Mac signs on these ethnographic figures. Perhaps then it’s time to head across the river to the Tate Modern, where there is more breathing space for this stuff. If the BP Walk Through British Art is how the company salves it conscience though, one can only applaud its corporate sponsorship. Two African artists are being shown in tandem at the

Tate Modern until 22 September and although both create a dialogue between their African roots and European culture, they could not differ more. Ibrahim El-Salahi – A Visionary Modernist is the substantial retrospective of an elderly artist considered a major influence in the modernist movements in Africa and the Arab world. He hails from the Sudan where he trained and, after a stint in London, took up a cultural post, only to be incarcerated in prison. This is a major body of work from early realistic portraits, through his experimentation in the Sixties using his calligraphic background, his prison notebook to the colourful detail of his tree-series and back to recent monochromatic drawings inspired by Spain’s Alhambra. Meschac Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African Art reflects this middle-aged Benin artist’s attempt to find a space for his own art in the context of a European museum. The Tate has recently purchased this 12-room display, which evolved between 1997 and 2002 as it travelled between galleries in Europe. It ranges from a bicycle-powered catalogue in the library, to a games room with tables depicting the Benin flag, a marriage room which documents Gaba’s wedding to his Dutch fiancée in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and, for an elite few, dinner prepared in the museum restaurant. While emphasising the importance of collaboration and the viewer’s participation, it is ironic that so much of what formed the interaction is now for display purposes only – like the bicycles which could be used to navigate the city at Documenta 11 in Kassel, or the trinkets that could be bought from the shop when it was displayed in Rotterdam. This ephemeral installation has in fact become a caricature of itself, the very thing it was commenting on. Images: Tate Modern: The Architecture room/ Tate Modern: Self-Portrait of Suffering 1961: Ibrahim El-Salahi / Tate Modern: BP rehang of the Tate’s galleries, Pre-Raphite Room / Tate Modern: Gaba’s Marriage room / Tate Modern: The Tree 2003: Ibrahim El-Salahi


Cheryl Curnick “Painting is to my brush, an expression of the soul of the hand, that holds it” BEHIND MY BRUSH My brush has always experimented with new directions, sometimes getting lost, but mostly, behaving vibrantly and creatively! After completing a recent workshop with the well known mixed media artist, Mary Todd Beam, my future direction became very clear. I was totally inspired to combine mixed media,with watercolours, (which I had painted for many years) into the Collage medium.

Opening Night (watercolour)

The fluid acrylics used at the workshop, together with the iridescent, interference paints, and gel mediums, were new directions, which combined with personal symbols, gave me the freedom of expression that MY BRUSH desired! My brush is currently holding two day workshops in this direction of Collage, at “The Figures & Form Studio”, in Parkhurst. JHB. “Celebrate Your Creative Self ” (North Light Books) ISBN 1-58180-102-5

Tribute to Carol (watercolour)

Waiting (acrylic)

Portrait of model (watercolour)

The Little Ambassador (collage)

Ancientmoon (watercolour)

Urban Renewal (mixed media + collage)

Patterns & Paint (mixed media)



Antiques Fair

JOHANNESBURG FAIR 27th - 29th September 2013

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10h00 - 18h00 GALA OPENING

26th September 2013 (by invitation only)

The Wanderers Club 21 North Street Illovo For further information visit


SAADA Celebrates it’s 50th year in Style The South African Antique Dealers Association (SAADA) was established in 1963 and represents 53 specialist dealers nationally. The hottest invite this year is to the SAADA 50th Golden anniversary that will be celebrated at the annual antique fair held at the Wanderers Club from the 26th to 29th of September in Johannesburg. For 50 years SAADA members have been helping clients identify the golden thread running through all areas of art and antiques. With the origins of gold formation now being thought to originate when two Neutron stars collide an event that is as rare as the metal itself, it is no wonder we celebrate our 50th anniversaries as golden events. This year SAADA will proudly dazzle one and all and will see the display of some of the rarest and most desirable creations across all genres. In 2012 we adopted a ‘Green’ theme that we called “RECYCLE THE PAST, ENSURE OUR FUTURE”. With many of our natural resources under threat we wanted to highlight the benefits of renewable and sustainable production and the protection of our natural resources, especially the rhino which faces extinction within our lifetimes. As we celebrate our golden anniversary and look back over fifty years we see the effect of the developing modern world with its consumer based philosophy and a “throwaway mentality”. In the next fifty years we will continue to show clients the benefits in buying antiques as their carbon footprint has gone and Green will become the new Gold. For more information see:

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The sixth annual FNB Joburg Art Fair 27 - 29 September 2013 : Sandton Convention Centre The FNB Joburg Art Fair, which was founded by Ross Douglas in 2008, is the only international art fair on the African Continent and the first art fair to focus on contemporary art from Africa. The sixth edition of the event takes place from 27-29 September 2013 in the Sandton Convention Centre, in the heart of Johannesburg’s business district.

The Fair is curated to give the 10 000 people that pass through its doors the best possible opportunity to experience African contemporary art in all its forms. Unlike most art fairs that rely heavily on galleries for the show, Artlogic has developed a hybrid approach, where the 5000m2 Fair is shared by commercial galleries and a curated Special Projects Programme.

Some of the highlights visitors to the 2013 FNB Joburg Art Fair can expect: FEATURED ARTIST : DAVID GOLDBLATT

Internationally acclaimed South African photographer David Goldblatt, who, at the age of 82 was recently awarded an Infinity Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Center for Photography (ICP) in New SASOL Sasol New Signatures Winners 2013 announced York, will present the series The Structure of Things Then - and After. The exhibition will combine a col-

lection of photographs taken during and after apartheid to show Goldblatt’s concern that, whilst apartheid has ended, some facets of South African life have not changed. Goldblatt will combine images taken from the 1960s in and around Johannesburg of structures that are places of worship, with recent photographs of public art installed by the new government.


Nandipha Mntambo will be presenting her new photographic series ...everyone carries a shadow. The series, which was conceived for the Pirelli space, is based on the Paso Doble, a dance that has its roots in the sport of

bullfighting. As an extension of her previous video work, Paso Doble 2011, this series of seven photographs will focus on dance and the movement of bodies.


Mohau Modisakeng : Untitled (from the Frames series) 2013 Inkjet print on Epson UltraSmooth 150 x 200cm Santu Mofokeng will present The Black Photo Album / Look at Me: 1890– 1950 at this year’s Fair. The project seeks to create an archive of the images that black working- and middle-class families commissioned during the period 1890 to 1950 and the stories behind the photographs.

CIRCA GALLERY : ROGER BALLEN CIRCA gallery will present a solo show of photographer Roger Ballen’s work. Images will be selected from past series, going 30 years back. They will be taken from, among others, Outland, Boarding House, Shadow Chamber, Dorps and Platteland. In addition to this, Ballen and Die Antwoord will be at the Fair for a book signing of I Fink U Freeky, which was recently published by Random House Prestel.

LAGOSPHOTO FESTIVAL AND ARTS ALIVE Artlogic has partnered with LagosPhoto Festival and Arts Alive – City of Johannesburg - to present the exhibition Phantasms of the Non-City, a selection of photographs from the 2013 edition of LagosPhoto Festival. The show examines the development of urban centres in Africa and how the technical advancement of photography has transformed our sense of place in a globally connected world.

FRENCH INSTITUTE: AFRICAN EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHY With the support of the French Institute Artlogic will host the exhibition African Emerging Photography. The show, curated by Michket Krifa and Laura Serani, Artistic Directors of the 8th and 9th Bamako Encounters, is a collection of the work of a new generation of African photographers.

VIDEO ART POWERED BY SAMSUNG Artlogic is pleased to announce a new partnership with Samsung. The forward-thinking electronics company has a long-standing relationship with the arts. Since the founding of the Samsung Foundation of Culture in 1965,

Samsung has made significant contributions to invigorating arts and culture through an expansive roster of activities. Together with the sixth annual FNB Joburg Art Fair, they have now turned their focus to the medium of video art. Artlogic has commissioned South African artist Mohau Modisakeng to create a video installation for the new project, Video Art Powered by Samsung. The work will be unveiled at this year’s Fair, where it will be screened on the new Samsung Ultra HD 85-inch TV. The video installation will be shown at LOOP 2014 in Barcelona with the support of the Spanish government and in the frame of the partnership Artlogic has initiated with LOOP.

FNB JOBURG ART FAIR: TALKS PROGRAMME 2013 Each edition of the FNB Joburg Art Fair has a dedicated Talks Programme. This year the Fair will host a Collectors Forum around the topic Collecting Contemporary Art from Africa. The Forum is organised in partnership with the Goethe Institute and The University of Johannesburg and will be moderated by Prof. Federico Freschi, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture at UJ.

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES Gallery AOP, Johannesburg | ARTCO Galerie, Cologne | Artspace, Johannesburg | Barnard Gallery, Cape Town | Bailey Seippel Gallery, Johannesburg | Baudoin Lebon, Paris | Brundyn+Gonsalves, Cape Town | David Krut Projects, Johannesburg | Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg | Fred Gallery, London | Galerie Galea, Avignon | Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg | Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg | Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town | Handpick I Jpaka, Paris | Jack Bell, London | Omenka Gallery, Lagos Rooke & van Wyk, Johannesburg | Seippel, Cologne, Johannesburg SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town, Stellenbosch | Stevenson, Johannesburg, Cape Town | SA Print Gallery, Cape Town | Whatiftheworld, Cape Town


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Featured image (detail): Yoko Ono performing Cut Piece, 1965. Photo by Minoru Niizuma; Courtesy of Yoko Ono

The Johannesburg Art Gallery in association with Art Works for Change presents

Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art Opening 8 September 2013, 4PM | Closing 17 November 2013 Exhibition curator: Randy Jayne Rosenberg. International artists include: Marina Abramovi´c; Jane Alexander; Louise Bourgeois; Lise Bjorne Linnert; Maria Campos-Pons; Patricia Evans; Maimuna Feroze-Nana; Mona Hatoum; Yoko Inoue; Jung Jung Yeob; Amal Kenawy; Hung Liu; Almagul Menlibayeva; Gabriela Morawetz; Wangechi Mutu; Miri Nishri; Yoko Ono; Cecilia Paredes; Cima Rahmankhah; Fatou Kande Senghor; Jaune Quick-to-See Smith; Hank Willis Thomas; Miwa Yanagi; Amnesty International Sweden and Volontaire; International Rescue Committee and the AWARE/OWARE project.

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Compositions of Human Expression Inspired by Nature.

A Group Show Curated by Stefanie Schoeman

The Lovell Gallery 24 August – 26 September 2013 Amy Kaye Andrew Yeaman Ben Winfield Carmelina & Lee Claire Homewood Danelle Malan David Brits Die Dowe Digters Hanien Conradie Ian Brumfitt Janet Botes Johke Steenkamp Jotam Schoeman

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The NWU Gallery and Clos Malverne Wine Estate present

A void in the landscape Group exhibition

Featuring artists Gordon Froud, Marco Cianfanelli, Pauline Gutter, Retha Buitendach, Rina Stutzer, Strijdom van der Merwe and Wilma Cruise

“The title of this exhibition is inspired by social perceptions of nature and how these perceptions stand in contrast to artistic representations of the natural environment,” explains Christina Naurattel, curator of the North-West University Gallery. This exhibition will be on show at the Clos Malverne Wine Estate, located in the picturesque Devon Valley outside Stellenbosch, from 5 October 2013 to end January 2014. For more information contact the NWU Gallery at (018) 299-4341 or


Online Auction sales take off By Michael Coulson The link forged earlier this year between Stephan Welz & Co and Londonbased online sales vehicle is increasingly paying off. After starting slowly, at last week’s Joburg sale internet sales contributed 6% of the total hammer price of R12.1m (fine art plus other items -- books, maps, furniture, cars, etc). Simon Berti, sales manager of’s parent company, ATG Media, hopes that this could top 25% or 30% in a year’s time, and will be a key factor in fostering international interest in SA art. No fewer than 54 bidders, from 25 countries, registered to bid through The sale comprised 701 lots, of which 415 sold, 387 on the floor and 28 through the internet. There were 170 bids through the internet. ATG Media is the hi-tech company that has evolved out of the Auction Trade Gazette, a fuddyduddy weekly trade journal that has itself been transformed into a full-colour glossy. Last year it also produced 5 000 auction catalogues, handling the full process from originating material to mailing the finished product. It was represented at 2 400 live auctions and an indication of the rapid growth of the market is that last year alone it hosted 1 400 auctions that brought GBP28m of total sales to date of GBP125m since the service started in 2006. The company sees SA art as a major growth market. Its relationship with Stephan Welz & Co is not exclusive: it also works with the relatively new Cape auction house, Provenance, and recently entered a joint venture with It has also diversified into industrial and commercial auctions through in April acquiring the world’s leader in industrial and commercial online auctions, BidSpotter Inc of Seattle, whose UK site it has run for over three years. BidSpotter averages 90 auctions a month, and has so far been represented at almost 15 000 auctions by 1 000 auctioneers in 16 countries, including all 50 states of the US. The link with ATG is one of the commercial innovations introduced by Stephan Welz & Co’s new chairman and major shareholder Alan Demby, of the SA Gold Coin Exchange. Though online buyers pay an extra premium, if sales continue to grow at this rate other auction houses will surely have to follow suit. SA ART TIMES. September 2013

Tretchikoff’s Daughter of Java (est R600 000-R1.2m sold R1.01M)

Fair result for Stephan Welz & Co’s JHB Sale By Michael Coulson Apart from the failure to sell two Pierneefs, Stephan Welz & Co had a satisfactory sale of visual art in Joburg last week, with a fair sell-through rate and grosses not far from the low estimates, especially in the (admittedly small) afternoon session of minor work. In all, there were 160 lots that could be considered SA art. Of these, 43 were in the afternoon session, of which 27 (62.8%) sold for R257 000, 98% of the low estimate of just over R263 000. Of 117 lots in the main, evening, session, 80 (68.4%) sold for just under R8.3m, about 83.5% of the low estimate of about R9.94m (as usual, reported prices are on the hammer-plus basis, estimates just on the hammer price). In total, thus, 107 sales were about 67% by lot, with a gross of R8.55m being 84% of the low estimate of R10.2m. Apart from the Pierneefs (estimates R600 000-R900 000 and R900 000R1.5m) , the only one of the top 11 estimates not to sell was a Freida Lock portrait of (Gregoire) Boonzaaier, estimated at R400 000-R600 000). There were two seven-digit sales: R1.12m for an Irma Stern landscape (est R1m-R1.5m) and R1.01m for Tretchikoff’s Daughter of Java (est R600 000-R1.2m). Two other Tretchis had mixed results: a still life estimated at R400 000-R600 000 went for R616 000, but a nude with the same estimate reached only R470 000. Of other top lots, a Gwelo Goodman scene of Venice fetched a below-estimate R448 000 (est R500 000-R700 000) and a Robert Hodgins Businessman was also below estimate at R291 000 (est R400 000-R600 000). Bringing up the rear were an Alexis Preller still life at R358 000 (est R250 000-R400 000) and Anton van Wouw’s bronze Dagga Smoker at R280 000 (est R250 000-R300 000). The surprising choice of a cover lot, Billie Zangewa’s silk stitched on silk If Not Now Then When?, estimated at R80 000-R150 000, went for R84 000. Of most represented artists, all five Walter Battisses and Boonzaaiers sold, four of five Carl Buchners, all four Frank Spears, three of four Adriaan Boshoffs and one of four each by Peter Clarke (in contrast to his good demand in recent sales) and Piet van Heerden. 39


Heather Gourlay-Conyngham wins the SPI National Portrait Award 2013

Heather Gourlay-Conyngham

Heather Gourlay-Conyngham : “A Young Man” Oil on linen canvas : 177 x 80cm Heather Gourlay-Conyngham has won the first ever Sanlam Private Investments (SPI) National Portrait Award for her nude male portrait entitled A Young Man (177 x 80cm, oil on canvas). The award, which aims to celebrate and showcase the best original portrait artwork in South Africa, was announced at a ceremony at the Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery in Durbanville 27 August 2013. Gourlay-Conyngham’s winning portrait beat a staggering 1 783 adjudicated entries to the top prize of R100 000. It will join 39 other selected entries in an exhibition to be held at Rust-en-Vrede until 8 October, whereafter the 40 works will tour South Africa in an exhibition presented in collaboration with

the Sanlam Art Collection. Stefan Hundt, head of SPI’s art advisory service and convenor of the judging panel, commended the judges for their “exceptional dedication in making a very difficult decision, given the large number of entries received”. The independent panel consisted of Hayden Proud, curator for Historical Painting and Sculptures at the Iziko SA National Gallery in Cape Town, Vulindlela Nyoni, a lecturer in printmaking at the University of Stellenbosch, and artist and art teacher Susanne du Toit. Du Toit recently scooped the prestigious 2013 BP Portrait Award in the United Kingdom. Hundt said, “Gourlay-Conyngham’s portrait was chosen for her exceptional skill, the subject choice, the sincerity of the relationship between artist and subject, and the fact that her interpretation challenged convention and pushed beyond the normal and the accepted.” Born in Durban in 1956, Gourlay-Conyngham now lives in Hilton in the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. She has worked as an art teacher and painter since graduating with a BA Fine Arts from the University of Natal in 1978 and a Higher Education Diploma in 1980 from the University of South Africa. Her paintings focus primarily on the human form. Daniël Kriel, CEO of SPI, said the outstanding quality and standard of the entries received was testament to the range and depth of talent South Africa had to offer. “Portraiture in South Africa has had a rich, and at times controversial, history that reflects the country’s social and political evolution. It is within this context that we are proud to partner with the Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery to celebrate and showcase the best of original portraiture in South Africa.” He said art is a passion for many of SPI’s clients, and is of increasing investment interest. “We feel particularly connected to the platform of portraiture, since it resonates with SPI’s vision and aims. Our expertise lies in wealth management, where we nurture and value close personal relationships with our clients. In the same way, there are few things more intimate than the relationship between the artist and the subject in a portrait.” The national touring exhibition can be seen at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery from 24 October to 13 November, and at Stephan Welz & Co at the Alphen Estate in Constantia, Cape Town, from 26 November to 10 January 2014. It will be hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts during April 2014.


Lolly Hahn-Page : “Portrait of Old Man Joe”Oil on canvas : 91 x 60cm

Rebecca Haysom : “Self Portrait” Oil on canvas : 10 x 7cm

Ruan Huisamen : “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman” Charcoal on paper : 54 x 80cm

David Jackson : “Self Portrait” Oil on canvas : 50 x 50cm

Lynie Olivier : “Isak Bergh – A Question without Words”

Johann Louw : “Portret van A” Oil on board : 122 x 125cm

Annette Pretorius : “Niece” Acrylic on canvas : 180 x 120cm

Helena Hugo : “July and Praakie” Pastel on board : 107 x 72cm

Willem s Pretorius : “Voetstoots” Oil on canvas : 80 x 80cm

Eve Dumont : “Credo Vusamazulu Mutwa” Mixed media on canvas : 90 x 90cm

Ashley Bothma : “Modern Youth” Oil on board : 80 x 60cm

Mark Kaplan : “Sunday Morning” Oil n canvas : 100 x 75cm

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Richard Mudariki : “Mukwirikwiri (Foreigner)”Acrylic on canvas : 100 x 70cm

Clare Menck : “Frauke (the Artist’s Daughter)” Oil on plywood : 40 x 50cm

Lauren Nicole Palte : “1925 – 2013” Oil paint on copper : 80 x 60cm

Pippa Lea Pennington : “Sara Doing Her Make-Up” Oil on canvas : 122 x 91cm

Jolante Hesse : “Evening Portrait of a Young Man” Oil on board : 45 x 60cm

Angela Banks : “Professor Brown” Oil on canvas : 150 x 120cm

Heidi Fourie : “The Genealogist” Oil on canvas : 91 x 61

Susan Grundlingh : “Myself with my Favourite Plants” Acrylic on canvas : 130 x 100cm


Ian Grose : “Mavu and Kyle on Studio Couch” Oil on linen on board : 73 x 84cm

Sanell Aggenbach : “The Secret Life of a Mathematician”

Hanneke Benadé : “Looking for Damaraland”

Khayalethu Witbooi : “My Mirror, My Wall” Oil on canvas : 100 x 70cm

René du Toit : “Magwa Pure Pundoland Tea” Oil on board : 69 x 55cm

Solly Gutman : “William Kentridge” Scraperboard : 41 x 54cm

Heather Gourlay-Conyngham : “Mom Sleeping” Oil on canvas : 30 x 40cm

Kennett Sinclair : “Untitled” Oil on canvas on board : 60 x 50cm

Anathi Tyawa : “Face of Xhosa (My Four Fathers)”

Vanessa Berlein : “Swain” Oil on paper : 170 x 116cm

Eugene Wicht : “Brown identity” Oil on canvas : 60 x 100cm

Sue Tatham : “The Kalahari Red Dunes Woman: Belinda Kruiper

Kim Loren Woodman : “Broken Things” Oil on canvas : 50 x 50cm

Eleanor Turvey : “Desmond Tutu” Oil on canvas : 98 x 82cm

Nicholas Allen : “L’Hommage à Ingres: African Chic(k): Ms Tshegofatso Phage

Julia Caroline Teale : “The Present of Vermeer’s Future” Oil on canvas : 98 x 82cm

Tamlin Blake : “Mamphela Ramphele” Newspaper tapestry : 65 x 87cm

Anita Sent : “Lulliby” Charcoal on canvas : 67 x 47cm

Claude Chandler : “Vuyo” Acrylic on canvas : 150 x 95


Stern Scintillates at Strauss’s October Auction

A selection of paintings establishing Irma Stern as a leading Modernist painter and, furthermore, as an intrepid collector of top quality African art, will be offered at Strauss & Co’s 21 October 2013 auction at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town. Stern’s 1923 painting, Composition (estimated at R9 000 000 – 12 000 000), confirms the South African-born artist’s close links with German Expressionist artists, says Emma Bedford, Senior Art Specialist at Strauss & Co. Stern spent seven years in Berlin from 1913 to 1920 making the acquaintance of the leading Expressionist painters of Die Brücke group and was especially drawn to Max Pechstein. In 1918 she became a founding member of the revolutionary Novembergruppe and in 1919 had her first featured exhibition at Gurlitt Gallery, Berlin’s most prominent art salon. Composition encapsulates Stern’s visualisation of an African paradise. The central figure, a young woman with beaded hair cocooned in a flame-coloured orange cloak, was inspired by Stern’s visit to Umgababa in 1922. The young girl at left reclines with her eyes closed as if dreaming while the child holds a yellow butterfly in one hand and a bunch of grapes in the other. Surrounded by Proteas bursting through green foliage that frames glimpses of the mountains and ocean beyond, all are contained in a shallow space which, pressed against the picture plane, owes much to the development of early Modernism that Stern encountered during her years in Berlin. Buli Stool with Fruit (estimated at R4 000 000 – 5 000 000) is a remarkable still life painting, foregrounding the Buli stool that remains one of the most valuable items in Stern’s collection. This Luba caryatid stool originated from the village of Buli in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where a number of exceptional carvings were produced in the late 19th and early 20th century by a master craftsman and his school. Comparable to the Prestige stool of the Buli master in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Stern’s Buli stool confirms the artist’s unfailing eye for quality and her instinctive SA ART TIMES. September 2013

response to objects of rare beauty. As art historians have suggested, it is likely that Stern would have acquired her stool in Europe through her contact in the 1920s with a number of German Expressionist artists, several of whom had begun to collect carvings from Africa soon after the turn of the 20th century. This powerful female figure that literally and symbolically supported the seated chief, towers above an array of gourds and papayas – forms expressive of fertility and continuity. Magnolias and Fruit (estimated at R8 000 000 – 10 000 000) was painted in the late 1940s when Stern, by critical consensus, was at the height of her powers. The substantial size of the painting gains even more impact from the scale of the flowers that appear to burst beyond the confines of the frame. Their creamy, fleshy petals are accentuated by Stern’s superb impasto applied expertly with a palette knife. The deep green leaves with their contrasting sculptural forms and the bowl of fruit with ripening figs heighten the sensuality of this painting, embodying Stern’s visceral response to flowers and fruit. Strauss & Co is the global market leader in South African art and has sold the five highest-priced Stern paintings in South Africa, according to Stephan Welz, Strauss & Co’s MD and auctioneer. (Image) Irma Stern : Magnolias and Fruit : Signed and dated 1947 Oil on canvas : 85 x 97,5cm Estimate R8 000 000 – 10 000 000 Auction in Cape Town - Monday 21 October 2013, The Vineyard Hotel, Conference Centre, Newlands See more at


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Upcoming South African Sale at Bonhams Auction: 02 October 2013, 2pm : New Bond Street London : other Kentridge artworks on offer, a monotype from the ‘Pit’ series (£12,000– 18,000), acquired from the artist’s first solo show in 1979 by one of his fellow actors at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg. Hannah O’Leary, Head of South African Art at Bonhams, comments “As the African emerging economies continue to grow, this year we have seen a surge of interest in the investment potential of art from the continent from new and existing collectors alike, with the South African art market leading the way. Bonhams is at the forefront of this exciting and dynamic market, and we are delighted to offer another wonderful selection of artworks by the very best South African Masters.”

Bonhams London continues to lead the international market for South African art. Their ZAR 63 million auction in March this year broke several world records, lead by Vladimir Tretchikoff’s most iconic work, the ‘Chinese Girl’, which sold for £982,050 (ZAR13.8m). They intend to continue this trend with a magnificent selection of artworks on offer in their 2 October auction, many of which are seen on the open market for the very first time. Irma Stern continues to be one of South Africa’s most highly-prized artists. With a variety of excellent examples of her work on offer, from sensuous portraits to sumptuous still lifes, all eyes will undoubtedly be on her ‘Malay Bride’ (£1-1.5million). This heavenly image represents the peak of her mature expression in the early 1940s. With its iridescent golden hues and the sitter’s enigmatic appeal, complete with the artist’s original Zanzibar frame, collectors will recognise this as a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to acquire one of Stern’s masterpieces. Known as a pioneer of modern South African Art, Gerard Sekoto attained near mythic status as the exiled father of black painting in South Africa. Following the successful retrospective ‘Song for Sekoto’ at the Wits Art Museum earlier this year, a variety of his ‘pre-exile’ artworks are included in this auction. Two resonant oil paintings, ‘Waiting’ (£70,000-100,000) and ‘Two men sitting on a pavement’ (£40,000-60,000), as well as the gouaches ‘In the Kitchen’ (£15,000-20,000) and ‘Wash Day’ (£15,000-20,000), were created during the period considered the pinnacle of his lifelong artistic achievement and are certain to draw competitive bidding. Another artist from the neglected tradition, Dumile Feni, played an important role in cultivating a unique form of expression that articulated the repressive social, economic and political conditions of his time. His bronze sculpture ‘Applause’ (£30,000-50,000) is another exciting lot on offer, which is anticipated to attract keen interest from the most discerning collectors. The animated films, prints, drawings, installations and opera projects of South Africa’s foremost contemporary artist, William Kentridge, have entered numerous important private and public collections around the world. Bonhams are offering a wonderful array of works that represent the wideranging talents of this truly multi-media artist; from his iconic animated films, sculpture in bronze and compositions on acetate, to original charcoal drawings and monumental linoleum prints. ‘6 Films’ (£30,000-50,000), comprising a series of three to eight minute films, published as a video catalogue after the completion of the sixth film of the ‘Soho Eckstein’ series should garner particular interest from institutions and private collectors alike. Amongst the SA ART TIMES. September 2013

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Johannes Meintjes Asha Zero (1923(1975 - 1980) -) detail from Self Portrait Spandex-Vice with Cigarette, (detail) 2005 1954 acrylic oil on on board panel Sanlam Sanlam Art Collection

SPI National Portrait Award Exhibition 2013 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville 28 August – 8 October 2013 University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg 24 October – 13 November 2013 Stephan Welz & Co, Alphen Constantia, Cape Town 22 November 2013 – 10 January 2014