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The Class of 2016 Graduate Artworks Collection Lou Ros, DLR6 2016 (detail, enhanced), oil on canvas, 146 x 114 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Christopher Moller Gallery.


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CONTENTS Art Times 8 Rapid Ascension Recent graduate success stories 10 The 2016 Art Graduate Showcase A celebration of dedication (especially this year) 25 100 Greatest SA Artwork Series A graduate artwork that stands the test of time 26 Your Summer Reading List Possibly compulsory 28 Over-indulge in Culture Why now vacate at SA’s museums? 29 Artist Focus With Teresa Decinti & Solly Smook 30 South African Artists Abroad South African Artists Abroad

Gallery Guide 34 Art Events Calendar & Gallery Listings Holiday activities for the beautiful mind

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Above: Andrea Boshoff, Anonymous Series, Mixed media (Stellenbosch University graduate artwork, 2016)

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This year certainly was a year of rapid growth for art and strategizing. Despite the political wobbles it’s the conservative art market that has readjusted itself locally and internationally. In terms of exciting local growth, Keyes Art Mile, Aspire Art Auctions and numerous new galleries, incentives and media Adwords have pushed through the earth, financially speaking. What seems to be most prevalent is our galleries’ participation in an increasing numbers of international art fairs and opening up branches in London. Earlier this year, I asked a well-known art dealer a very naïve question, why the overseas market buys SA art. The dealer

answered refreshingly: “A person buys an artwork because they like it. It doesn’t matter where it comes from�. Hopefully this is the new standard measure. It’s actually a relief, as SA art suffered badly from cultural boycotts during 80’s - despite the brave faces saying that it might have done some good. After forty years, it’s a relief that SA art doesn’t need to be seen just as post-’76 Protest Art to be taken seriously. But yet still, forty years later, Protest Art seems to have badly lost its way through the destruction of artworks, expression and logic that has taken the best of generations to manifest. It seems debatable that the lazy pursuit of destroying and censoring hardearned milestones of social and human evolution could ever be considered Protest Art. Finally, in looking at the medium of the day, perhaps next year will see a return to traditional media platforms beginning to re-examine themselves as carriers of opinions and debate. It seems that media houses are ironically listening more to their marketing managers than going out and listening beyond their readers to the broader public sentiment. An example of this neglect would be this year’s Trump, Brexit miscalculation, and again more closer to home the bulk of the local media monopoly that assumes all readers can be made ANC supporters. If anything, this is a year where society, businesses and artists ask themselves about the profit margin versus intention. In this brief life we live, we can make this world a tolerable place to live in and leave a good sense of human value and legacy behind in our art.

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Rapid Ascension Some Success Stories from previous Graduates Generally speaking, the graduating class of 2015 wasted no time getting their work out there, winning awards, and getting signed to galleries. The majority deserve considerable congratulations for what they have achieved in their first year outside of tertiary education, and while we would love to provide this through editorial means, the task is virtually impossible. Our remedy is to be selective, focusing on those who have shown particular prevalence in the Media over the past year. We find it particularly appropriate to feature alumni of Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) since the school’s sad absence from our Graduate Showcase leaves a significant gap in the review. We cannot help but sit up and take notice of the places their talent, determination, and just a little bit of luck have already taken them.

Siwa Mgoboza graduated in 2015, with both a distinction and a place on the Dean’s List. As a parting accolade, he was awarded the Cecil Skotnes Award as the most promising artist at the school. Mgoboza was then named the Young + African Visual Artist of the Year by Creative Nestlings. In 2016, his work has been included in the Turbine Art Fair, That Art Fair, and Cape Town Art Fair. Also in 2016, he has been included on group shows in France, Turkey, China, Switzerland, and the USA. This past July, he held his first solo exhibition at WHATIFTHEWORLD.

Ruby Swinney’s 2015 graduate exhibition was bought, in its entirety, by the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art. Her work has also been bought by the M&C Saatchi Abel Collection, and she is now represented by Whatiftheworld Gallery. In 2016, she participated in group exhibitions at Mullers Gallery, SMAC Gallery, SMITH Studio, and at the FNB JoburgArtFair. It is rumored that she will have a solo booth at the upcoming Cape Town Art Fair and a solo exhibition at WHATIFTHEWORLD later in 2017.

Siwa Mgoboza, Africadia II, 2015, Shweshwe, tulle, wood, board. Image courtesy of the artist.

Simphiwe Ndzube won both the Michaelis Prize and a Simon Gerson Prize in 2015. He also featured in the top 10 for the 2015 Barclays L’Atelier Award. A few months ago, he won The 12th Tollman Award for Visual Art. In 2016 alone, his work has been included in group exhibitions at WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery, the Iziko South African National Gallery, Greatmore Studios, SMAC Gallery and Commune 1. Ndzube is currently represented by WHATIFTHEWORLD, where he held his first solo exhibition in October/November 2016.

Ruby Swinney, Trespassers, 2016, Oil on tracing paper, 65 x 92.5 cm. Image courtesy of the artist

Bronwyn Katz won both a Simon Gerson Prize and a Sasol New Signatures Merit Award in 2015. Her first solo exhibition was held at Blank Projects earlier this year. Her work was also included in group exhibitions at Commune1, Blank Projects, Stevenson, and at the 12th Dak’Art Biennale (all in 2016). Katz is also a founding member of iQhiya, an 11-women artist collective who debuted in group exhibitions at Greatmore Studios and the AVA Gallery earlier this year.

Bronwyn Katz, !Khwa, 2015, lintels and sunlight soap. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Simphiwe Ndzube, Inevitable Journey to Mars II (detail), 2016, Acrylic paint, and mixed media on perspex print, 120 x 240 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and WHATIFTHEWORLD.

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It would be remiss of us not to mention a further handful of graduates who spark our interest. These are from the classes of both 2014 and 2015, from a

selection of tertiary institutions (it is co-incidental that Michaelis alumni constitute a significant concentration).

Alexander Knox, Fading Light, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist and DF Contemporary.

Greg Stock, Topography, Hand-drawn. Image courtesy of the artist and Rossouw Modern

Alexander Knox attended Ruth Prowse School of Art on a scholarship. After completing his diploma in Fine Art there in 2015, he was selected by DF Contemporary for both a yearlong residency and to be represented by the gallery. Since then he has participated in That Art Fair 2016, and a handful of group exhibitions.

Shenaz Mahomed, Hijab performed III, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist and DF Contemporary.

Greg Stock graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2014. Since then he has

Shenaz Mahomed obtained her BA Fine Arts degree from also been a part of a few group exhibitions, the University of Pretoria in 2014. Since then, she has participated in a number of group exhibitions, curated at Fried Contemporary and become associated with the Dead Bunny Society, with which she exhibited at Turbine Art Fair in 2016.

Rory Emmett graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2014. He was awarded the Judy Steinberg Painting Prize, the Director and Staff Special Prize, and the Hoosein Mohamed Award (all 2014). He was a finalist for the Sanlam Portrait Award and a Sasol New Signatures Merit Award winner in 2015. The artist was also a Barclay's L'Atelier regional finalist for 2016.

has held a solo exhibition at both 99 Loop and Rossouw Modern Galleries, and has joined the stables of Rossouw Modern.

Zarah Cassim, A Certain Place I, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 61 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Salon Ninety One.

Zarah Cassim graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2014. In 2015

Rory Emmett, Imagined Histories – Laaitie, 2016, Oil on paper, 20.5 x 20.5 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Ebony/Curated

she was named a finalist in the Barclays L’Atelier competition. She held her first solo exhibition at 99 Loop, followed by another at That Art Fair (both 2015). In 2015, she participated in group exhibitions at Turbine Art Fair and the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week; in 2016, That Art Fair, KKNK, and Paris Art Fair. In 2017, Cassim will feature under Salon Ninety One at Turbine Art Fair and will have a solo exhibition with the gallery later in the year.

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Graduate Exhibition: 4 Nov 2016 (Rhodes University Fine Art Department, Grahamstown)

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WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY Graduate Exhibition: 8 - 16 Nov 2016 (Ann Bryant Art Gallery, 9 St Marks Road, East London)

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12 13 1 Andisiwe Diko, THE ALLURING LOOKS OF A DILAPIDATED SYSTEM, Oil on canvas 2 Anele Xhegwana, HEALTHY SUPPLEMENTS, Oil on canvas 3 Athenkosi Mangwana, CONTROL, Mixed media 4 Luzuko Welcome Nethi, HALLUCINATION, Woodcut print on Fabriano 5 Lukhanyo Muluse, INKOKHELI ZIYADINGEKA / LEADERS, WE NEED YOU, Oil on canvas 6 Siphenokuhle Runqu, THE BROKEN ONES, Ceramic and mixed media

7 Zusiphe Rawutini, OVERTHINKING, Oil on canvas 8 Selby Jibilikile, REFLECTION OF REALITY, Mixed media 9 Nwabisa Nkonyana, BETRAYAL, Woodcut print on Fabriano 10 Luxolo Mhluzi, SACRED, Oil on canvas 11 Nqaba Sipunzi, DAY BY DAY, Oil on canvas 12 Phila Phaliso, WALKING CORPES, Mixed media 13 Nelisa Nonyukela, SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE, Drypoint on Fabriano

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6 1 Alecia van Rooyen, UNTITLED, Oil on canvas 2 Jona Schilling, 3 VESSELS. (PART OF ‘INFLUUNT’ SERIES), Stoneware 3 Wisani Manyisi, LIBERATED BODY, Pen on Fabriano 4 Ithali Khoza, COMMUNITY GATHERING, Lino print on Fabriano 5 Mpho M Machate, THE SEARCH FOR MEANING II, Mixed media on canvas 6 Malwande Ngcingi, MOCKERY, Collage on canvas 7 Thamy Mampholo, BODIKA, Red stain on Liza clay 8 Zubaidah Adams, RHYTHM, Digital print 9 Zanoxolo Sylvester Mqeku, FROM BENEATH THE UGA AZI TRIANGLE, Ceramic and sand. Photo: Rupert de Beer 10 Philip Coetser, URBAN BLUES, Acrylic on canvas 11 Sifiso Mkhabela, HYBRID BUST, Shoe sole rubber 12 Tiisetso Emily Motimele, WOMEN BEHIND THE MASKS, White paper clay 13 Wendy Tsai, REGARDLESS THE CHALLENGE, Water colour & ink on rice paper

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NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY Graduate Exhibition: 11 Nov 2016 (NWU Gallery & NWU Botanical Garden, North-West University, Potchefstroom)

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1 Alecia van Rooyen, THE WARHOL EFFECT, Social media campaign board game 2 Annemie Jansen van Vuuren, SHIBIT, Selfpromotional design collateral 3 Deirdre de Villiers, NUMBERS GAME, Game design 4 Karla Meyer, FINGERS CROSSED, Self-promotional business card 5 Carolien van Milligen, UNSOUND MIND, Video (still) 6 Grace Serfontein, KICKING UP YOUR HEELS FOR DADDY LONG LEGS - SCARF INVITATION, Printed fabric 7 Renaldi Meintjes, BEATNIK FOR DADDY LONG LEGS HOTEL, Direct mail gift item

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8 Minda Kok, JACK IN THE BOX, Self-promotional design collateral 9 Sune Potgieter, POST TALKING STRATEGY DESIGNER, Self-promotional collage 10 Klaas Smits, SELF-PORTRAIT, Digital photograph 11 Rinette Dippenaar, DESIGN IT PECULIAR, Game design 12 Zene Stoltz, NATURE'S STORIES, Printed fabric 13 Karla Meyer & Renaldi Meintjes, I-BUDDI BEER BRANDING, Packaging 14 Mienke Bredenkamp, A TALE OF SUPERSTITIONS, Animation (still) 15 Zondre Visagie, LANGUAGE CONNECTION, Installation

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12 1 Lloyd van Schalkwyk, #FUCKMESOYOUSTOPBABYTALKING, Digital print 2 Cara Du Plessis, Installation 3 Jeandri Jansen van Vuuren, Painting 4 Marike Swart, Mixed media 5 Cazlynne Peffer, FORGOTTEN, Installation 6 Julia Pieterse, TRACES, Installation 7 Kabelo Budani, Sculpture 8 Chrisel van der Merwe, Painting 9 Tina Kitchling, Mixed media 10 Janine Engelbrecht, Characterisation 11 Onalenna Chichindwa, SCABS, Mixed media 12 Goitseone Moerane, LEBITILA LA MOSADI KE BOGADI - SERIES 6, Photographic cutout & shweshwe 13 Monica Blignaut, SKULLS, Drawing on wood 14 Amy Webb, AMITOLA, Film photography

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DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Graduate Exhibition: 8 - 11 Nov 2016 (KZNSA, 166 Bulwer Rd, Durban)

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Eugene Hlophe, UNTITLED, Charcoal on paper Sphephelo Mnguni, HERO TURNED VILLAIN, Mixed media Brooke Schafer, ADAM ON THE COUCH, Textiles Kirsty Meek, COLONIAL SACRIFICE, Digital print Khulekani Cele, SELF-PORTRAIT ONE AND SELFPORTRAIT TWO, Screen print 6 Wonder Shangase, THE LIVING-DEAD II, Wood, cement, clay, cow skull, fabric

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7 Sphephelo Mnguni, BREATHING SUBJECTS, Charcoal on paper 8 Jessica Steytler, THE BRIDE, Fabric, porcelain and glass 9 Chad Reynolds, LANDSCAPE OF FAMILIAL INFLUENCE III, Papers and fabrics behind canvas, back-lit 10 Ingrid Adams, SLIVER OF LANDSCAPE 1, Collage of sumi-e, charcoal, on handmade mulberry-cotton paper 11 Rory Klopper, FAT MAN AND THIN MAN, Automatic assemblages (mixed media)

12 Upasna Maharaj, LUMINESCE, Film (still) 13 Njabulo Dladla, FIRST LITTLE BY LITTLE, THEN SUDDENLY ALL AT ONCE, Digital image 14 Shannon Bennetts, IMPERFECT HUMAN SYMMETRY, Stopframe animation (still) 15 Tess Galbraith, WORDS WITHIN, 3D animation (still) 16 Caroline Birch, OUTER INWARDS, Acrylic and oil on canvas 17 Charmane Mbambo, CHRONO DOGMA, Digital motion comic (still)

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MariĂŠ Breedt Pierre-Jean and His Children oil on canvas-board

Sanlam Portrait Award 2017

Prize awarded for the winning portrait Enter from 3 to 13 July 2017

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STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY Graduate Exhibition: 25 Nov - 7 Dec 2016 (Visual Arts Department, Stellenbosch University)

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1 Gabriela Orzechowski, UNTITLED, Acrylic, gouache and crayon on fabriano 2 Ester Pohl, TRANSIENT (1/8), Wakkerstroom, cement, paper mache, ground and motor oil from Villiersdorp 3 Dale Roy Bray, OBSERVATIONS OF THE SELF, Video installation

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4 Michelle Davidson, UNTITLED, Acrylic paint on glass 5 Strauss Louw, RUAN, Three-colour screen print & UV print on DiBond 6 Terri Dennis, QUINEY, Lithograph 7 Candice Olivia Böttcher, PRE-EXISTENCE IN THE REALM OF FORMS, Installation

8 Ané Lategan, PACINIAN CORPUSCLE (DEEP PRESSURE AND VIBRATION), Copper, pig guts 9 Clara Babette, TERRA NULLIUS, Photograph 10 Stephan Rheeder, UNTITLED (POSTER SERIES), Found paper and acetate

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Ivan de Villiers, UNTITLED (POSTHUMAN PLAY), Monotype Lane van Tonder, DYSLEXIC POEM 2, Illustration Anja Smit, SLOW MAGAZINE COVER, Digital print Megan Nepgen, NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN, Digital print 15 Anja Jerling, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, Illustration 16 Vera Cahi, FADE TO BLACK AND WHITE, Part of illustration booklet / gouche resist 17 Ruan Klopper, STRAUSS BEDROOM, Pinhole photograph 11 12 13 14

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24 Zani Smith, HUMAN AND NATURE RELATIONSHIP, Digital illustration 25 Kallia Stergianos, UNTITLED, Photograph 26 Daleen Rabe, EILAND HUIS, Photograph 27 Lisa van der Wath, HELLO IMAGE, WHAT DOES TEXT SAY?, Visual reportage, mixed media 28 Natasha Setton, DESTRUCTION BY CORPORATION, Photograph

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Teresa Decinti Solo Aquarelle Exhibition La Petite Ferme Gallery 24 November - 31 January 2017

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1 Bianca Olivier, LAYERED MEMORIES 2, Steelwool and masking fluid on Fabriano 2 Mandé du Plessis, SOUTHERN MANDALA, Charcoal and aquarelle pencil on Fabriano 3 Genevievé Clarke, PUZZLED FACE, Oil on board 4 Jade Lara Hoffman, UNTITLED 10 (STUDIO), Digital print, charcoal, gouache on Arches watercolour paper 5 Kara Schoeman, OBSERVING THE OBSERVED, Interactive

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mixed media installation 6 Lynnette van Tonder, PLEXUS I, Drypoint mono print on textile with mixed media 7 Julia Alunni-Pasquali, LES CHOSES (THE THINGS), Van Dyke Brown, charcoal and pastel on Fabriano 8 Kiveshan Thumbiran, CYBER GOD, Digital print 9 Nicole Swartz, DISTORTION, Oil on canvas 10 Nazeerah Jacub, (UN) BELONGING, Oil and Henna on chiffon

11 Corma Laubscher, MADE IN ENGLAND, Oil on board 12 Christelle Niemand, FINDING DUALITY 1, Video installation (still) 13 Nicole Swartz, GOLDEN LIGHT, Anaglyphic film (still) 14 Rene Johansen, A CURIOUS WONDERING ON WANDERING, Painting installation - 15 panels

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The UNISA Art Gallery is pleased to present a thought-provoking exhibition of the 2016 UNISA 4th level Visual Art student artworks.

offer some parallels between mental illness and neurological miscommunication, distilling emotional experience through the lens of science.

The focus of UNISA’s Visual Arts Department is to encourage cultural diversity and to foster creativity that is rich in a variety of approaches; this for the sake of developing individualisation. Experimentation is encouraged, through visually communicating personal narratives, and individual concerns. The works presented at this year’s exhibition range from reflections on post-humanism, economic discourse, and the spirit of the past.

Alicia Hindson’s video-animation, INside/OUTside/ Onsite, was created to alert viewers to the harmful effects of radiation caused by uranium deposits in mine dumps. Her research involved travelling to sites within an 80km radius, in and around Johannesburg.

Kirsty Fletcher’s idyllic, ‘White’ childhood is interrogated through juxtaposing its memories with the discriminatory laws that were passed during the same time period. By dressing the stage for this clash with a washing line, white picket fence and artificial grass, the set is made ready for the artist’s re-remembering and re-contextualisation. Sarah Boshoff attempts to reflect the mutual influences of both science and art through a study of Bipolar Disorder. The wire installation tries to 24

Marco Versfeld uses digital projection to symbolise the projection of perceptions and beliefs unto the world. His Moerland is a place of fears waiting to be confronted; and its fall by fire is the artist’s way of symbolising the courage to alter one’s own worldview in order to see a new one. In Trace memories of JAG, Pauline Borton, seeks to develop her own understanding of Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) as a ‘safe’ space for her within the greater city. This is based on her study of phenomenology, focusing on the subconscious and sensory reactions people have towards space.

with economic hardships which forced him into exile from his own country and the new challenges that living in SA presents him with. His work takes the form of a video installation, utilizing decommissioned Zimbabwean bank notes. With an installation of hand-cut paper spirals suspended from the ceiling, Janice Wyndham-Quin explains that everything on earth is interconnected and interdependent. The DNA helix is a spiral, and is at the core of everything. With the advent of technology, human beings are able to complete more tasks in one day than ever before in history. As part of the ‘always on’ generation, Louise Pretorius questions whether we have truly adapted landscape is compromised in trying to adjust to it. Lastly, the exhibition features Tony Wintour’s Pipe Dream, a reflection on the way in which systems and networks affect and entrap us– be they social, religious or political, whether it be the daily rat race or socially acceptable behaviour. Wintour’s view is that the notion of escaping these networks is but a pipe dream.

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Cell 33, E2 Section, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison (0076) Mikhael Subotzky “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.” - Nelson Mandela

Photo: Mikhael Subotzky / Twitter

Since Nelson Mandela’s incarceration at Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison’s (1982 – 1988), the penitentiary has only gained notoriety. Continuous reports from the inside reveal the reasons for its infamy: violent gangs, severe overcrowding, questionable correctional tactics and unsanitary conditions; but all this considered, Mikael Subotsky chose to spend three months of his final undergraduate year engaging with the prisoners of Pollsmoor, giving them photography lessons and capturing their day-to-day lives. The resulting photographic series earned Subotzky a 100% pass mark for his final year at Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT, 2004). Goodman Gallery took notice of this unprecedented feat and quickly began to represent the young artist’s work. Soon after this, Subotzky became the first South African artist to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, and the youngest-ever associate member of exclusive photographer’s guild - Magnum Photos. The artist’s Pollsmoor series, Die Vier Hoeke (inmate slang for the ‘four corners’ of a prison), was

Subotzky’s first successful photographic project, and it became a pioneering force in the young artist’s career, inspiring him to further prison-photography and intimate exposures of social degradation. ‘Grey Areas (Part 2)’, an essay by Shane de Lange, labels the series as “Subotzky’s first critical analysis of the history of the prison system in South Africa”. Sean O’Toole seems to elaborate on de Lange’s words in his own essay, ‘Group Portrait’, explaining that, “[p] hotography makes history palpable and real, more so as a photo dates. But photos also transform what was once alive and tangible into history.” Subotzky continued his work at Pollsmoor in 2005, and on Freedom Day that year, he exhibited Die Vier Hoeke in Mandela’s former cell-block. This was another first, as the prison had never before hosted an art exhibition. The setting enhanced the reading of the series almost to the point of sight-specificity. Having experienced the series in-situ, Joyce Monson reported: “Experiencing the sights, sounds and protocols of Pollsmoor provides a tangible context to the images that might otherwise be difficult to conceptualize.” Monson’s report goes on to explain that Subotzky’s series “challenges viewer empathy”, and that which sets it apart is that it bows neither to “sentimentalism or sensationalism”, much as it could have done. “Subotzky, rather, makes his points with cool rationalism and an effective collaboration of photographic skill and aesthetic finesse that makes for intelligently persuasive social commentary,” she writes. Sue Williamson explains the artist’s sensibility more fittingly in his ArtThrob bio: “What was notable about the photos was not so much that they were taken within a prison, not in itself groundbreaking, but in the

particular qualities Subotzky's images conveyed. The desperate sense of men beaten down and entirely caged within a harsh institutional environment came through, and yet there were moments which showed how the human spirit survives, even under the direst circumstances. The photographs were even more an indictment of the South African prison system than of those condemned to endure it.” The strength of Die Vier Hoeke series indicates the presence of artistic excellence in many, if not all, of the photographs there-in. There is, however, one that stands out as a prime example of the complex emotional narratives that Subotzky so artfully constructed within the series. As coldly impersonal as a prisoner identification number, so is the artwork’s title: Cell 33, E2 Section, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison (0076). Tightly-packed as sardines, the prisoners sleep. The focus lies on one who is lost in angelic serenity. Vulnerable to both the camera’s surveillance and a wakeful compatriot’s lingering gaze, still nothing in Die Vier Hoeke presently troubles the captive; for he is free until he awakes. –By Lyn Holm Bottom: Mikhael Subotzky, Cell 33, E2 Section, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison (0076), 2004, Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper, 46,5 x 126cm, Edition of 9. Image courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town

Sources Consulted: De Lange, Shane. 2014. Grey Areas (Part 2). Shane de Lange (Online). Available: http://nilfunct.blogspot.co.za/2014/01/ grey-areas-part-2.html [2016, November 15]. | Mikhael Subotzky: Die Vier Hoeke: The Four Corners. 2013. 5cents a pound (Online), May 27. Available: http://5centsapound.tumblr.com/post/51499920053/mikhaelsubotzky-die-vier-hoeke-the-four [2016, November 15]. | Monson, Joyce. 2005. Mikhael Subotzky. Art South Africa (Online), September 1. Available: http://artsouthafrica.com/component/content/article/213archived-reviews/1751-mikhael-subotzky-5.html [2016, November 15]. | O’Toole, Sean. 2008. Group Portrait. Mikael Subotzky Archive (Online). Available: http://www.subotzkystudio.com/works/texts/ [2016, November 15]. | Williamson, Sue. 2007. Mikhael Subotzky. ArtThrob (Online). Available: http://artthrob.co.za/07aug/artbio.html [2016, November 15].

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Your Summer Reading List Barclays L’Atelier – 30 Years of Introspection Barclays Africa recently launched this title in tribute to the winners of its prestigious art competition. “Tribute” is the correct word to use here as each of over 40 artists’ profiles and more than 200 artworks are treated with playful focus, genuine interest and suitable reverence. “Luxurious” is the word I would use to describe the experience of handling this book. Its design is a co-ordinated dance of translucent page layering and Dadaist text formations, with visual and textural embellishments that treat both the hand and the eye. While a digital version of this book is available online, the experience of this cannot compare to paging through the hardcopy itself. Collating 30 years of a particular stream of South Africa’s significant artistic heritage, surely this book is a yardstick for measuring visual art talent on the African continent. It can, therefore, also be considered an important addition to the collections of artists, art historians and tutors.

Published by Black Africa Group Digital version available: lateliercompetition.com Hardcopy available through the Absa Gallery, contact: paulbay@absa.co.za

The Keiskamma Art Project – Restoring Hope and Livelihoods Begun by Carol Hofmeyr in 2000, The Keiskamma Art Project provides opportunities to over a hundred people in the tiny Eastern Cape settlement of Hamburg to support themselves and their families. Members of this remarkable project are best known for the compelling large-scale textile artworks that they produce collaboratively. Several have been exhibited internationally and a number are in important collections – amongst them the Keiskamma Tapestry which is on permanent loan to South Africa’s Parliament. Author Brenda Schmahmann conducted extensive and meticulous research and fieldwork to produce a book that reveals the history as well as the motivations and ideas that underpin the production of its works. Magnificently and comprehensively illustrated, this volume is the first to be devoted to the Keiskamma Art Project and is destined to be valuable not only to art historians. This sumptuous book will inspire anyone with an interest in the visual arts or rural development in Africa.

Published by Print Matters Heritage Pre-publication sales and enquiries (book releases 5 December 2016): www.printmatters.co.za AND www.keiskamma.com

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Oliewenhuis Art Museum is housed in a Neo-Dutch style mansion, completed in 1941, which served as residence for the Governor General of the Union of South Africa. The building was converted in 1985 into an Art Museum as a satellite of the National Museum, Bloemfontein, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture. The Permanent Collection housed at Oliewenhuis is an outstanding collection of South African art, which includes a unique outdoor Sculpture Park and a working African Carousel, for which original sculptures were commissioned. Temporary exhibitions of work by South African artists are regularly exhibited in the Museum galleries and the unique underground Reservoir gallery. Other highlights include the Blind Alphabet, an artwork created specifically for the visually-impaired, and the functional Cement and Mosaic sculptures situated in the gardens. Oliewenhuis Art Museum is situated on Grant's Hill within 12 hectares of natural vegetation and offers access to marked walking trails through the natural surrounding areas.

Current Exhibition #AMANDLA![Re]form,Debate,[Re]dress? (1 December 2016 - 12 February 2017) aims to challenge and encourage viewers to develop conversations and debates about Resistance Art and the visual representation of resistance in South Africa during apartheid and post-apartheid. Sourced from the Permanent Collections of various prestigious South African art museums and galleries such as Oliewenhuis Art Museum, William Humphreys Art Gallery, Unisa Art Gallery, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Everard Read, and Legacy Visual Art Projects, the selection of artworks reflects contemporary representations of visual resistance by emerging as well as established South African artists and photographers. Included in the exhibition will be traditional ‘Resistance Art’ artworks by William Kentridge, Dumeli Feni, Julian Motau and Norman Catherine as well as contemporary artworks by artists such as Asanda Kupa, Ayanda Mabulu, Blessing Ngobeni, Michael Selekane and Setlamorago Mashilo, with the intent to visually explore concepts such as traditional vs. contemporary representations of ‘Resistance’, ‘Resistance and identity formation’ as well as ‘Land and Space in South African representations of Resistance’. The Sculpture Park, comprising of 17 sculptures by various South African sculptors, is the only one of its kind in the Free State and is permanently installed in the garden behind the Museum. The sculptors represented are: Thomas Kubayi, Liz Ranger, Isolde Krams, Walter Oltmann, Guy Du Toit, Azwifarwi Ragimana, Carol Kühn, Jacques Dhont, John Baloyi, Wilma Cruise and Jacques Fuller. The African Carousel is a public sculpture commission comprising 16 original artworks. It is a safe and fully functioning carousel where myth, fantasy and music, derived from many of the cultural traditions of the people of Southern Africa, come together. The focus of the African Carousel is to introduce children to the concept of art in an unintimidating, fun way and in so doing, to build an audience for the future. The original project had its beginnings in 1994 and took approximately three years to complete. The animal sculptures were created by South African artists Jacques Fuller, Carol Kuhn, Mark Swart, Azwimpheleli Magoro, Keith Ashborn, Rozanne Whitehead, George Ramagaga, Albert Dasheka, Stephen Risi and Elias Ngwenya. The Cement and Mosaic Project, comprising of five functional sculptures created by 14 unemployed Mangaung residents, is an attraction for both young and old.

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Oliewenhuis Art Museum: 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein | Free admission and parking | Wheelchair access | Visiting Hours: Mon to Fri (08:00 - 17:00), Sat, Sun & Public Holidays (09:00 - 16:00), Closed on Good Friday & Christmas Day | T +27 (0) 51 011 0525 (ext 200) | oliewen@nasmus.co.za | www.facebook.com/OliewenhuisArtMuseum | Oliewenhuis Art Museum is a satellite of the National Museum, Bloemfontein, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture. Background: The African Carousel (detail)

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Solly Smook INNATE Riebeek Kasteel-based artist Solly Smook comes to Hermanus for his second solo exhibition of 2016, hosted by Walker Bay Modern Art at 167 Main Road, Hermanus from 10 December 2016 until 9 January 2017. For this artist, portraiture has always been about external and internal likeness as an outer reflection of the heart. Each portrait aims for emotion, drawing feelings away from separateness. And so, his new series of paintings was inspired by a particular quote by John O’Donohue:

“One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen.” As INNATE, the title of the exhibition suggests, Smook’s unfolding trajectory for this show has been to portray factors existing in or belonging to an individual from birth. He asks the viewer to reconsider this uncharted world through his non-traditional portraits. Each is riddled with movements of the palette knife, bold brushstrokes and contemporary use of colour, portraying and articulating a journey of exploration and discovery into the innate. www.walkerbayartgallery.co.za

Teresa Decinti – Artist & Gallery Owner “As far back as I can remember, drawing, painting and exploring the use of colour have been a constant part of my life. It was, therefore, almost a forgone conclusion that I would study art and become an artist by profession. I have always greatly admired the old masters. Their works have been an inspiration to me in all my artistic endeavors. My fascination with colour and its different applications made my choice to work in both watercolours and oils a natural one, after having explored various graphic techniques during my university years and early professional life. In the intervening years, I have pivoted towards landscape paintings and am now truly established in this genre. The majestic mountain ranges of the Boland, its vineyards and historical architecture, its flora and its fauna are a never-ending source of inspiration for me; as is the diversity of South Africa's wildlife. The more I paint, the more I appreciate that art reflects the artist’s own life. To me, being an artist is to be eager to stretch the learning curve with fresh ideas, to continue to explore the intricacies of paint, to "dare to be different", to be self-critical and honest with oneself. I have shown my work in solo- as well as group exhibitions in South Africa and further afield; and I own a gallery in Stellenbosch where the full range of my work can be viewed. As a gallery owner, I have the opportunity to meet the "end-user" of my work (so to speak). I find artist-client interaction stimulating and rewarding. It makes me particularly happy to know that my art gives joy to people in many parts of the world.” Solo Aquarelle Exhibition | 24 Nov 2016 - 30 Jan 2017 | La Petite Ferme Gallery, La Petite Ferme Wine Estate, Franschhoek Pass Road, Franschhoek & Teresa Decinti Art Gallery | Eikenhoff Church Str, Stellenbosch | www.teresadecinti.com 29


South African Artists Abroad South Africa: Art of a Nation currently presents artworks by Penny Siopis, Mary Sibande, Esther Mahlangu, Willie Bester and many more SA artists (both living and long past). This is the British Museum’s first major exhibition on South African art, exploring a 100 000-year history through archaeological, historical and contemporary artworks. It will be on display in London, until 26 February 2017.

Christopher Moller Gallery presents Tony Gum’s work at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Beach (1 - 4 December 2016).

to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art outside Copenhagen, Denmark (16 February 2017 to 18 June 2017).

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin currently present portraits produced using sophisticated facial recognition technology on the British Art Show 8 at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (until 16 January 2017).

Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery presents an exhibition of work by William Kentridge and New York based South African Vivienne Koorland, titled Conversations in letters and lines (now, until 19 February 2017).

Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng will present a major two-person exhibition in the South African Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. The show will be curated by Lucy MacGarry and Musha Neluheni (13 May - 26 November 2017).

Sue Williamson’s Mementoes of District Six (1993) will be included in Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art, an upcoming exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art, in Alabama (27 January 2017 - early January 2019).

Candice Breitz’s King (A Portrait of Michael Jackson) (2005) is exhibited on A World, at Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (until 17 April 2017).

Drawings by Tracey Rose are included in the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (now, until 11 December 2016). Titled Incerteza Viva [Live Uncertainty], the 2016 Biennale focuses on notions of uncertainty, reflecting on the current conditions of life and the strategies offered by contemporary art to harbor or inhabit uncertainties.

Mohau Modisakeng is currently presenting a solo exhibition at the Whitaker Foundation Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri (until 29 January 2017). Paul Edmunds’ work is included at Untitled Art Miami Beach (now, until 4 December).

William Kentridge’s major exhibition Thick Time is on display London’s Whitechapel Gallery until 15 January 2017; where after it will move

Liza Lou appears on the exhibition Home Land Security at Fort Winfield Scott, San Francisco (until 18 December 2016). Kemang Wa Lehulere is currently showing at The Art Institute of Chicago. In All My Wildest Dreams is the first solo American museum show devoted to the artist's work (until 16 January 2017). Zanele Muholi and Deborah Poynton are included in Où poser la tête? at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, at Port Louis, Mauritius (until 25 March 2017). Cincinnati's FotoFocus Biennial 2016, themed Photography, the Undocument, features eight curated exhibitions, among them Zanele Muholi’s Personae and Robin Rhode’s Three Films. These are both showing at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (until 23 January 2017). Dan Halter and Siwa Mgoboza have been included in the the 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival in China. Historicode: Scarcity and Supply is currently on show until 12 February 2017. Justin Dingwall's critically acclaimed exhibition, Albus, is on display at ARTCO Gallery in Aachen, Germany (now, until 13 January 2017).

Robin Rhode, The Moon is Asleep, 2016. Super 8mm film transferred to digital HD, duration: 1 minute, 50 seconds, edition of 5. Image courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Below: Thando Hopa photographed by Justin Dingwall for Albus.

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James Webb currently has work on History Unfolds, at The Swedish History Museum, in Sweden (until 19 November 2017). Four sound pieces by the artist are also installed at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England (until 26 February 2017).

Image courtesy of the artist

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99 Loop Gallery (CT) | Untitled 3.99 |

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Ann Bryant Art Gallery (East London) Anton Chapman and Roxandra Britz Dual Ex www.annbryant.co.za

Christopher Moller Gallery (CT) | Pulse |

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Eclectica Contemporary (CT)

Everard Read (CT)

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Makiwa Gallery (Umhlanga Rocks) Summer Time! www.makiwagalleries.com /artists-umhlanga-gallery until 31/12/2016

Makiwa Gallery 1 - Place Vendome (Franschhoek) | Summer Selections of South African Fine Art | www.makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek | until 31/01/2017

Makiwa Gallery 2 – Pick ‘n Pay Daily (Franschhoek) | Summer Selections of South African Fine Art | www.makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoe | until 31/01/2017

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Oliewenhuis Art Museum (Bloemfontein) | #AMANDLA![Re]form,Debate,[Re] dress? | www.facebook.com/OliewenhuisArtMuseum | until 12/02/2017

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Friday, 02 December

GALLERY CALENDAR DEC 2016 - JAN 2017

Abalone Gallery (Hermanus) | Light and Shadow: Group Exhibition |

Rossouw Modern (Hermanus) | It's Personal |

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Sunday, 04 December

Saturday, 03 December

Rossouw Modern (Hermanus) | Summer Salon |

Alice Art Gallery (JHB) | Jonel Scholtz |

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www.rossouwmodern.com

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Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection (CT): www.salon91.co.za | until 21/01/2017

The South African Print Gallery (Woodstock):

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Association of Arts Pretoria (PTA) | Eat, drink and be merry |

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Riebeek Kasteel - The Gallery (Riebeek Kasteel) | Summertide |

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Stevenson (CT) Sewing Saw www.stevenson.info

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UCT Irma Stern Museum (CT): The Spirit of Stern www.irmasternmuseum.org.za until 28/01/2017

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Walker Bay Art Gallery (Hermanus) | Solly Smook |

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Cape Town Salon

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Monday,12 December

The Cape Gallery (CT) | David Kuijers & Tania Babb |

AVA Gallery (CT)

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Saturday, 10 December

Kalk Bay Modern (CT) | Textile and Jewellery Exhibition |

Thursday, 08 December

DF Contemporary (CT) | 50/50 |


Thurs, 15 Dec

Sat, 17 December

Prince Albert Art Gallery (Prince Albert)

Rose Kober Art (CT): Summer Show

Homage to the Aviator

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until 31/01/2017

Alice Art Gallery (JHB): Petro Neal www.aliceart.co.za until 18/12/2016

until 17/01/2016

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Eatwell Gallery (CT) | Summer Exhibition |

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Art in the Yard (Franschhoek) | Summer Salon |

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Fri, 06 Jan

Wed, 21 Dec

Alice Art Gallery (JHB):

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Sun, 08 Jan

Abalone Gallery (Hermanus) | A Focus on Sculpture |

Thurs, 26 Jan

Tues, 17 Jan

The Cape Gallery (CT) | Solo Exhibition: Virginia Oosthuizen |

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until 28/01/2017

Rust-en-Vrede Clay Museum (CT): Hennie Meyer and Theo Kleynhans www.rust-en-vrede.com

Rust-en-Vrede Gallery (CT) | Vasek Matousek/ Elzabe Kritzinger www.rust-en-vrede.com | until 22/02/2017

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Christopher Moller Gallery (CT): Somewhere www.christophermollerart.co.za until 10/03/2017

Graham’s Fine Art Gallery (JHB) | ColourFlux www.grahamsgallery.co.za | until 11/03/2017 37


ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS

Eastern Cape Alexandria

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum The Vibrant City, See the city through the eyes of artists; this exhibition will contain artworks from the Art Museum’s permanent collection that depict Nelson Mandela Bay, ends 31/03/2017, Just Painting The Friends of the Art Museum in conjunction with the Art Museum present an exhibition celebrating artistic excellence in the Eastern Cape, 07/12/2016 till 03/02/2017, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000, artmuseum@mandelametro.gov.za, www.artmuseum.co.za

Free State Bloemfontein

East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery Anton Chapman and Roxandra Britz Dual Ex, Anton Chapman is an established painter and Art educator and has a Master of Fine Art degree from Rhodes University and Roxandra Dardagan Britz is a printmaker who has recently relocated from Grahamstownand and also has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rhodes University, 01 - 15 December 2016, Southernwood, T. 043 7224044, annbryant@ intekom.co.za, www.annbryant.co.za

Oliewenhuis Art Museum #AMANDLA! [Re] form, Debate, [Re]dress?, The exhibition aims to challenge and encourage viewers to develop conversations and debates about Resistance Art and the visual representation of resistance in South Africa during apartheid and post-apartheid, 01/12/2016 till 12/02/2017, Waverley, T. 051 0110525 ext 611, karen.marais@nasmus.co.za, www.facebook.com/OliewenhuisArtMuseum Gallery on Leviseur Opening times are Monday - Thursday 8am to 5pm; Friday - Saturday 8am to 10pm; Sunday 8am to 2pm, 59 Genl. Dan Pienaar Avenue, Westdene, Bloemfontein 9301, C. 082 8352335, admin@galleryonleviseur.co.za, www. galleryonleviseur.co.za

Clarens Richard Rennie Art Gallery Home to the most recent oil and watercolour landscapes by renowned South African Artist Richard Rennie, 275 Main St, Clarens, C. 072 2305080, info@richardrennie. co.za, richardrenniegallery.webs.com

Gauteng

Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery Summer Group Exhibition, Summer Jazz Afternoon with Ngulube, Selibe, John Vusi, Louise Almon and Manuela Holzer Sculpture, Opens 19 November 2016, Bryanston, T. 011 4638524, info@candiceberman.co.za, www. candicebermangallery.com Cherie de Villiers Gallery Dealers in fine paintings and sculptures by leading South African artists, Sandton, T. 011 3255395, cheart@global.co.za, www.gallery.co.za CIRCA on Jellicoe The 'Dark' City, The 'Dark' City is a project and a journey through the epidemic phenomenon known as 'bad buildings' in the inner-city of Johannesburg. The project is curated by Hariwe in collaboration with Jono Wood and Dirk Chalmers, 24/11/2016 till 14/01/2017, 2 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard.co.za, www. circaonjellicoe.co.za Crouse Art Gallery We at Crouse Art deal exclusively in original South African Art, specifically in investment art. We offer works from a variety of artists, Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, Hennie Niemann, Chris Tugwell, Andre de Beer and many more, Ongoing, Florida, T. 011 6723821, suzette.crouse@telkomsa.net, www.facebook.com/crouse.art/timeline Everard Read Ubuntu Oh Ubuntu, Wayne Barker, 01/12/2016 to 23/12/2016, 6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@ everard.co.za, www.everard-read.co.za Fifth Avenue Fine Art Fine Art Auctioneer, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040, stuart@5thaveauctions.co.za, www.5thaveauctions.co.za

Johannesburg

Vincent Art Gallery The home of Contemporary Fine Art and the Masters. We also offer professional framing, décor, ceramics, pewter, semi-precious stones and silver jewellery. 8 Dawson Rd, Selborne, East London, 5201 Tel: 043 7221471 Cell: 083 700 4711 vinceart@lantic.net www.vincentartgallary.co.za

Bag Factory Artist's Studios Bag Factory 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Participating artists include Blake Daniels; Paul Emmanuel; Jarrett Erasmus; Marie Fricout; Gordon Froud; Carlo Galli; Arash Hanaei; Diana Hyslop; Sharlene Khan; Asanda Kupa; David Koloane; Shenaz Mahomed and more, ends 10/12/2016, Fordsburg, T. 011 8349181, info@bagfactoryart.org.za, www. facebook.com/BagFactoryArtists

Absa Art Gallery Landscapes, Works from the Absa Collection exploring the representation of landscapes. Artists include, Alfred Krenz, Barbara Wildenboer, Cecil Skotnes, Frans Oerder, Fred Shimmel, Gregoire Boonzaaier, Herman Niebouhr, J.H. Pierneef, Jan Volschenk, Vera Volschenk, Maggie Laubser Sam Nhlengethwa, William Kentridge, 25/11/2016 until 27/01/2017, Johannesburg, T. 011 350 3003, paulbay@absa.co.za

Port Elizabeth

Alice Art Gallery Jonel Scholtz, 03/12/2016 till 04/12/2016, Petro Neal, 17/12/2016 till 18/12/2016, Giorgio Trobec, 17/12/2016 till 18/12/2016, Roodepoort, T. 011 9581392, info@aliceart.co.za, www.aliceart.co.za

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

Artist Proof Studio One of the largest and most vibrant community and professional printmaking facilities in Southern Africa, accommodating up to 50 students per year. Hosting, publishing and collaborative projects with many artists and organisations each year, Newtown, T. 011 4921278, admin@artistproofstudio.co.za, www.artistproofstudio.co.za/home-3

Gallery 2 Story Time, Audrey Anderson, Maria Lebedeva, Abe Mathabe, Kevin Collins, Themba Khumalo amongst others, 03/11/2016 till 23/12/2016, Parkwood, T. 011 4470155/98, info@gallery2.co.za, www.gallery2.co.za Gallery MOMO Since We Last Met, Solo exhibition by Joël Mpah Dooh, 13/10/2016 till 28/11/2016, Parktown North, T. 011 3273247, juan@gallerymomo.com, www.gallerymomo.com Goodman Gallery In Context: Africans in America, 17/11/2016 till 17/01/2017, Parkview, T. 011 7881113, matthew@goodman-gallery. com, www.goodman-gallery.com Graham's Fine Art Gallery ColourFlux, Following a successful exhibition in 2015, Jennifer Morrison returns to Graham's Fine Art Gallery with 'ColourFlux'. Morrison's work deals predominantly with colour and shape and she uses these elements to explore juxtaposition, repetition, movement and rhythm, 26/01/2017 till 11/03/2017, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869, graham@grahamsgallery.co.za, www.grahams gallery.co.za

In Toto Gallery Mapping Spaces, Sue Martin, 17/11/2016 till 12/12/2016, Birdhaven, T. 011 447 6543, megan@intotogallery.co.za, www. intotogallery.co.za Johannesburg Art Gallery Bleek, Ongoing, Free From My Happiness, Sibusiso Bheka, Tshepiso Mazibuko & Lindokuhle Sobekwa, Ongoing, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130, TinyM@joburg.org.za, www.facebook.com/ FriendsofJAG Julie Miller Investment Art Institute Audrey Rudnick Some Sailed the High Seas, Mall of Africa, shop 2062, Level 5 | Thursday Nov 24, 6pm - 8pm. Rudnick’s name is synonymous with the Pod People, sculpture pieces made out of palm fronds. She is also a world renowned Surrealist-Painter and Sculptor, 24/11/2016 till 08/12/2016, Giggs Kgole - Everything is Relative, Step into an exploration of perspective and relative rhetoric as the works carry you on a journey, subverting the traditional plane into 3d space, 03/12/2016 till 17/12/2016, Mall of Africa, T. 011 2172526, dani@juliemiller. gallery, www.juliemiller.gallery Lizamore & Associates Gallery B/ORDER, A group exhibtion curated by Colin Groenewald as part of the Lizamore Curatorial Mentorship Programme, 26/11/2016 till 21/01/2017, Ātmān (I), A solo exhibtion by Sheekha Kalan. The Young Female Award Residency Exhibion is presented by the Bag Factory Artists' Studio in partnership with Benon Lutaaya and Lizamore & Associates, 26/11/2016 till 21/01/2017, Parkwood, T. 011 8808802, info@lizamore. co.za, www.lizamore.co.za outoftheCUBE Caversham prints by Bronwen Findlay, a new ‘collaboration’ project on outoftheCUBE explores artists who have worked at The Caversham Press. See a beautiful selection of vivid prints by Bronwen Findlay, Opens 01/12/2016, Prints by Sthembiso Sibisi, the ‘collaboration’ project on outoftheCUBE explores artists who have worked at The Caversham Press. See a rare collection of prints by the late Sthembiso Sibisi, produced between 1993 and 1998. Opens 01/12/2016, C. 083 2601096, info@outofthecube.co.za, www. outofthecube.co.za Sanlam Art Lounge Ashley Walters: Uitsig, The exhibition is a photographic essay on the suburb of Uitsig and the surrounding areas on the Cape Flats near Cape Town. Walter's images provide a rare view in the character of the area deploying a diversity of artistic conventions. Monday - Friday 12:00 -16:30 Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00, ends 15/01/2017, 6th Floor, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, T. 011 7786210, Stefan. Hundt@sanlam.co.za, www.sanlam.co.za SMAC Art Gallery Simon Stone, New Paintings, 22/10/2016 till 26/11/2016, Johannesburg, info@smacgallery.com, www.smacgallery.com Springs Art Gallery The Springs Art Gallery is the only Civic Gallery in the whole of Ekurhuleni. SAG shows a variety of art forms, reflecting the cultural diversity of South Africa, Springs CBD, T. 011 999 8726/7, Thabo.Sekoaila@ ekurhuleni.gov.za, www.artmap.co.za/568/ springs+art+gallery

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The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street, Cape Town seeks to expose fine art that is rooted in the South African tradition, work which carries the unique cultural stamp of our continent. featured artist: David Kuijers

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Stevenson Portia Zvavahera, What I See Beyond Feeliing, 03/11/2016 till 27/01/2017, Braamfontein, T 011 4031055/1908, jhb@ stevenson.info, www.stevenson.info Standard Bank Art Gallery Footprints, Andrew Tshabangu, 18/02/2017 till 29/04/2017, Johannesburg, T. 011 6314467, www. standardbank.co.za/standardbank/About-Us/ Sponsorships/Gallery Swelco Studio A revolving exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture and photography featuring a range of artists such as Ndabuko Ntuli, Patrick de Mervelec, Daniel Novela and Allen Hallett, amongst others. Shop L38, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, T. 011 0266586, Bruce.Ehlers@stephanwelzandco.co.za, www. stephanwelzandco.co.za Touch of Genius Gallery Young Artistic Future Exhibition, The exhibition is a culmination of an Inaugural Mentorship Program which launched in September. The collective comprises of Althea Nzima, Mummy Khumalo, Tshidiso Msikinya and Alka Malindisa, 25/11/2016 till 16/12/2016, Randburg, T. 011 056 9087, gallery@togg.co.za, www.togg.co.za UJ Art Gallery The UJ Gallery hosts regular walk abouts providing the viewer with better insight into the exhibition of the day. Opening hours: Mon Fri 9am to 4pm, APK Campus, Auckland Park, T. 011 5592099, jag@joburg.org.za, www.uj.ac.za/ faculties/fada/UJ-Arts-and-Culture/UJ-Art-Gallery Yiull Damaso Artist Studio Yiull Damaso Artist Studio is a working artist studio where one can view both Yiull’s latest pieces and a curated selection of other artist works. Situated: 56 Buckingham Ave, Crn Rothsay, Craighall Park (behind Corner Café), Open Monday - Saturday, Craighall Park, C.0 83 2340870, yiulldamaso@ gmail.com, http://www.yiull.com

Pretoria Association of Arts Pretoria For the Love of Trees, An exhibition of wood artefacts and jewellery by At Smit, Nicki Böttcher and Marina Louw, 18/11/2016 till 15/12/2016, Eat, drink and be merry, Eat, drink and be merry is the theme of members of Ceramics SA's Christmas exhibition at the Association of Arts Pretoria, 04/12/2016 till 15/12/2016, Matchbox Typhoon, by Craig Muller, 25/11/16 till 15/12/2016, Gallery Closed for the Festive Season, 16/12/2016 till 17/01/2017, Nieuw Muckleneuk, T. 012 3463100, artspta@ mweb.co.za, www.artsassociationpta.co.za Centurion Art Gallery Alain’s Art Studio, Alain’s Art Studio, presents the annual exhibition of the artworks of its students. The artworks were created over the past year by the students under the guidance of Alain Nortjé. 16/11/2016 til 30/11/2016, Centurion X- mas Pop- up Market, This market is for selling, networking and future orders. You are allowed to promote your product and give out business cards and flyers. Banners will be allowed, Lyttelton Manor, T. 012 3583477, artg@tshwane.gov.za, www.tshwane.gov.za/ sites/tourism/Arts-Culture-and-Heritage/Pages/ Centurion-Art-Gallery.aspx

Chris Tugwell Art Gallery The Chris Tugwell Galleries, in existence for over fifty years, showcase work from some of South Africa’s most exciting and talented artists. This includes paintings, ceramics, glass and limited edition bronzes and sculptures by well-known South African masters, Brooklyn, Pretoria, T. 012 346 0925, info@christugwell.co.za, www. christugwell.co.za

Lifescape, Local Hilton artist, Jenny Hallowes, sees her art making as a road she is travelling, a work in progress. Her exhibition Lifescape represents this life journey, 13/11/2016 till 22/01/2017, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801, brendan.bell@msu nduzi.gov.za, www.tatham.org.za

Pretoria Art Museum The Corobrik Collection of Ceramic Art, The collection, sponsored by Corobrik, showcases the diversity of ceramics produced in South Africa and also shows the changes in style and expression of the medium over the years, ends 05/02/2017, Blow Your Sculpture Exhibition, An exhibition of glass artwork with participating artists: Dr Ingram Anderson, Lothar Böttcher, Guy du Toit, Peter du Toit, Mike Hyam, Martli Jansen van Rensburg, Mignon Mayhew, Maxi Pretorius, Liesl Roos, Retief van Wyk, ends 23/12/2016, Artworks from the PAM Collection, 26/02/2017, Arcadia, Pretoria, T. 012 3586750, art.museum@tshwane.gov.za, www. pretoriaartmuseum.co.za

Makiwa Gallery Summer Time!, Fine Art & Sculpture for discerning collectors, exhibiting renowned artists: Makiwa, Tony De Freitas, Llewellyn Owen Davies, Marlien van Heerden, Sarah Richards, Elbe van Rooyen, Ian Hertslet, Nicole Pletts, Coral Spencer, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, At Botha, Dante Ruben, 01/12/2016 till 31/12/2016, Umhlanga Rocks, T. 031 5611194, info@makiwagalleries.com, www. makiwagalleries.com/artists-umhlanga-gallery

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UNISA Art Gallery UNISA 4th Level Visual Arts Exhibition, 05/12/2016 till 20/01/2017, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria, T. 012 4415683, mkhonbw@unisa.ac.za, www.facebook.com/ groups/222848047188

The Artists' Press Hand printed lithographs, Publishing and online gallery of hand printed lithographs by Hanneke Benadé, Conrad Botes, Anton Kannemeyer, Johann Louw, Colbert Mashile, Judith Mason, Sam Nhlengethwa, Walter Oltmann, Claudette Schreuders, Strijdom van der Merwe, Diane Victor and many other leading South African artists, Ongoing, Waterfield Farm near White River., T. 013 7513225, mark@ artistspress.co.za , www.artprintsa.com

Artvark Gallery Exciting new jewellery by ex Stellenbosch University and Ruth Prowse graduates, 01/10/2016 till 31/12/2016, Kalk Bay, T. 021 788 5584, artvark@iafrica.com, www.artvark.org

KZ Natal Durban Artspace Durban 14th Annual Affordable Art Show, The Annual Affordable Art Show gives people the chance to start their collections at an affordable price. If you are already a collector there is plenty to choose from to add to your collection, 03/12/2016 til 19/01/2017, Kwa Zulu-Natal, T. 031 3120793, info@artspacedurban.com, www.artspace-durban.com Durban Art Gallery KwaZulu-Natal Collections - an exhibition of works from the permanent collection of the KZN Museum Services, Various artists and art institutions of KwaZulu-Natal, 30 Anton Lembede St, 031 322 1163 Durban Art Gallery From Codesa to present, Various artists who participated in the Art Gallery's exhibition based workshops at INK Creative Center, T. 031 3112264, Thulani.Makhaye@ durban.gov.za, www.durban.gov.za KZNSA Gallery Delicious Durban- Buzzart16, 16/11/2016 till 15/01/2017, Durban, T. 031 2771705, gallery@kznsagallery.co.za, www. kznsagallery.co.za

Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery Our Heritage: PastPresent-Future, This exhibition presents a selection of art works from the Gallery's permanent collection which reflects the diversity of our cultural heritage in South Africa, 02/12/2016 till 26/03/2017, Jenny Hallowes:

Umhlanga Rocks

Mpumalanga

North West Lichtenburg Jonel Scholtz Art Gallery Ongoing Exhibition - SA Artists, Artist exhibiting: Jonel Scholtz, Glendine, Elsbeth, Isabelle le Roux, Este Mostert, Dougie du Toit, Carla Bosch, Hanli Kotze and Munro, Lichtenburg/Welgevonden Farm Coligny, C. 082 8538621, jonelscholtz@truenw.co.za, www.jonelscholtz.co.za/Home

Potchefstroom North-West University Gallery Visit the NWU Gallery's social media platforms to stay up-to-date with all of their current events, Potchefstroom, T. 018 2994341, gallery@nwu. ac.za, www.nwu.ac.za/nwugallery

Western Cape

The Loop Art Foundry & Sculpture Gallery A collaboration and network for the avid art patron and collector as well as a full service facility for the artist., White River, T. 013 7582409, theloop@ worldonline.co.za, www.tlafoundry.co.za The White River Gallery Art as a Gift, Sale of small, affordable works by various artists, 03/12/2016 till 17/01/2017, White River, C. 083 6758833, art@whiterivergallery.co.za, www. whiterivergallery.co.za

Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery Contested Spaces, A selection of struggle art from the gallery's permanent art collection featuring artists such as: Manfred Zylla, Peter Clarke, Durant Sihlali, Sam Nhlegethwa, Anton Momberg, Penelope Siopis, ends 28/02/2017, Civic Centre, T. 053 8311724/5, kirsten@whag.co.za, www. whag.co.za

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Agapanthus New works by Krisjan Rossouw and Ceramic Matters, 01/12/16 till 31/01/2017, Kalk Bay, T 021 7883187, info@agapanthus. capetown, www.agapanthus.capetown ArtB Gallery, Bellville Platform for visual art and artists in the Western Cape to raise public awareness of art, Bellville, T. 021 9171197, artbellville@gmail.com, www.artb.co.za AVA Gallery Cape Town Salon, Last year’s Cape Town Salon – ‘Tribute to Rose Korber’ – has indeed been reinstated as an end-of-year tradition at the AVA Gallery. Titled the Cape Town Salon 2016/2017, a wide range of paintings, prints and ceramics will be on display and for sale at affordable prices, 15/12/2016 till 28/12/2016, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436, info@ava.co.za, www.ava.co.za Barnard Gallery Dinner Collection , 07/12/2016 till 24/01/2017, Newlands, T. 021 6711553, alexandra@barnardgallery.com, www. barnardgallery.com Carmel Art Dealers in fine art and distributors of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings., Green Point, T. 021 4213333, carmel@global.co.za, www. carmelart.co.za Casa Labia Gallery Dealers in fine art prints. We stock a wide variety of Wallcandies, beautifully framed reproductions of the works of both International and South African artists, Open Daily: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm, Muizenberg, T. 021 7886068, gallery@casalabia.co.za,

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Ar twork by: Anton Smit

The Boutique Gallery in Franschhoek cordially invites you to ‘MOOI’, their inaugural exhibition, curated by Carina du Randt.

Alice Toich Anton Karstel Davis Ndungu Frank van Reenen Gavin Rain Gitte Moller Gordon Froud Herman van Nazareth Jacques Dhont Jimmy Law Kelly John Gough Krisjan Rossouw Lady Skollie Marieke Prinsloo MJ Lourens Olaf Bisschoff Paula van Coller Richard Scott Samuel Allerton Shane Copeland Strijdom van der Merwe Thomas Ngulube Wesley van Eeden William Sweetlove 19 Ryneveld Street 1st Floor Galler y Stellenbosch www.absolutar t.co.za

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upcoming exhibitions

Evolution: A Long Way To Go Solo Exhibition by Alexandra Spyratos 26th November to 19th December 2016

Summer Salon A Group Exhibition

21st December to 24th January 2017

SOLO EXHIBITION Louis Nel CHIAROSCURO GENRE GROUP EXHIBITION BOTH EXHIBITIONS WILL RUN CONCURRENTLY FROM

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Bordeaux Street | Tel: 082 819 7627 or 021 087 2616 | art@moorgalleryfranschhoek.co.za

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS

Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of antiques, furniture, bespoke pieces of objet d'arts & fineart, incl. SA Masters, Wynberg, T. 021 7627983, melissa@eclectica.co.za, www. eclecticaartandantiques.co.za/ Eclectica Contemporary Creative Destruction, Group Exhibition, 01/12/2016 till 12/01/2017, CBD, T. 021 4224145, info@eclecticacontemporary. co.za, www.eclecticacontemporary.co.za

G2 Art We are a permanent gallery in the Cape Town CBD. Offering a diverse range of contemporary painting, mixed media and sculpture by South African artists. Including Talitha Deetlefs, Kelly John Gough, Cornelia Stoop, Alfred Budaza, Anton Brink and Nasser Zadeh amongst many others, Ongoing, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169, di@g2art.co.za, www. g2art.co.za/contact-us/

Eclectica Design & Art South Facing, South Facing aims to celebrate the African continent, creativity and the heritage that has enabled our perspectives. Featuring new paintings by Natasha Barnes, Corné Eksteen, Anastasia Pather, Caleb Chisha, Sarah Danes, Jarret Chris Denovan Peter Pharoah, 03/11/1016 till 19/01/2017, Cape Town, T. 021 4220327, admin@eclecticadesignandart. co.za, www.eclecticadesignandart.co.za Eclectica Print Gallery An eclectic collection of South African and International Fine Art Prints and artworks on paper, An eclectic collection of Fine Art Prints and artworks on paper by South African Masters and contemporaries and select international artists, Ongoing, 68 Burg Str, Cape Town, T. 021 4224185, margie@eclectica.co.za, www.eclecticaprintgallery.co.za

Kalk Bay Modern Textile and Jewellery Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Opens 10/12/2016, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7886571, kbmodern@iafrica. com, www.kalkbaymodern.co.za Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Fine arts foundry and sculpture studio, Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Chris Bladen, Arabella Caccia, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, C. 073 1807209, ignoblis@iafrica.com, Leonardo da Vinci Gallery Red Polka dots Yayoi Kusama glass house inspiration, Catherine Timotei's art work at Roche & Bobois, red dots glass house style after the renowned Japanes artist Yayoi Kusama, on windows display to complement the French design contemporary furniture show room, 29/11/2016 till 29/01/2017, Roche Bobois, 10 Kloof Street, C. 083 745 6073, catherine@davincigallery.co.za, www.davincigallery.co.za

Heather Auer Art Gallery Quayside Centre c/n Wharf & St George’s St Simon’s Town 7975 +27 (0)21 7861309 0827792695 0828289206 info@heatherauer.com www.heatherauer.com

Image: Ric Holt, Age of Innocence Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery Dealers in Contemporary South African Fine Art (& the Old Masters) and picture framing. 114 Kendal Rd, Eversdal, Durbanville, 7550 lindy@artpro.co.za www.artpro.co.za

Image: Three Wheeling by Cornelia Stoop DF Contemporary 50/50 An exhibition of miniatures, by over 30 artists, exploring the equal probability of two likely outcomes to any given situation. 8 December 2016 - 30 January 2017

Image: Liberty Battson, July .co.za vs .com, 2016, 2k Automotive paint on canvas, 63 x 62 cm. Photo credit: Christopher Dos Santos

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Die Kunskamer (Established in 1971) Celebrating 44 years in SA Art, Fresnaye, Sea Point, Cape Town, T. 021 4349529, info@kunskamer. co.za, www.diekunskamer.co.za Eatwell Gallery Summer Exhibition, Annual Summer Exhibition showcasing the latest work by Eric Oswald Eatwell, Lynne-Marie Eatwell and Mags Eatwell, 17/12/2016 till 21/12/2016, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767, toonlynne@gmail. com, www.eatwellgallery.com EBONY/Curated What's the Matter, Patrick Bongoy, Francois Knoetze & Mark Rautenbach investigate physical matter in its various forms. This installation-based exhibition explores themes surrounding value production and how objects that are seen as ‘trash’ can be manipulated to become works of art, 03/11/2016 till 23/12/2016, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4249985, info@ ebonycurated.com, www.ebonycurated.com

REALITY CHECK: exploring notions of realism 30th November 2016 - end of January 2017 CIRCA Cape Town, - Beezy Bailey- 1000 YEAR Dance Cure / Liberty Batson - I bet you wish you did this 23rd November - 13th December 2016

Gallery F Specializing in Black and White photography, Cape Town, T. 021 4234423, gavin@galleryf.co.za, www.galleryf.co.za Gallery MOMO Cape Town, T. 021 4245150, ingrid@gallerymomo.com, www.gallerymomo. com/ Goodman Gallery In Context: Where We Are, Gabrielle Goliath Nolan Oswald Dennis Thabiso Sekgala Tracey Rose Misheck Masamvu Gerhard Marx David Koloane Kiluanji Kia Henda Haroon Gunn-Salie, ends 03/12/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4627567, matthew@goodman-gallery.com, www.goodman-gallery.com

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Iziko SA National Gallery Our Lady, Group Exhibition, 11/11/2016 till June 2017, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4674660, ewhite@iziko.org. za, www.iziko.org.za Jan Royce Gallery Ortus: Solo Exhibition by Stanislaw Trzebinski, Part of his ongoing coral series, the new exhibition titled ‘Ortus’, features 18 never before seen bronze sculptures in the 22-piece strong showing, 03/11/2016 till 07/01/2017, Gardens, T. 021 4221624, cornelis@janroycegallery.com, www. janroycegallery.com Johans Borman Fine Art Hennie Niemann Jnr, Solo Exhibition, 05/11/2016 till 03/12/2016, Newlands, T. 021 6836863, art@johansborman. co.za, www.johansborman.co.za

Michaelis Galleries The galleries are a unique opportunity for staff and students of the university to exhibit their artworks or curated exhibitions in a non-commercial, experimental space. The galleries also form an invaluable teaching resource, allowing students to learn and hone curatorial and exhibition design and management skills. Gallery hours are 11am to 4pm, Tuesday – Friday, T. 021 480 7170, nkule.mabaso@uct.ac.za, www.michaelis.uct.ac.za/ galleries Mullers Gallery Cape Town, C. 082 2172224, dion@theperfectstorm.co.za

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‘50:50’

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AN EXHIBITION OF MINIATURES OVER 30 ARTISTS 8 Dec 2016-30 Jan 2017

‘I love my black skin’

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Heather Auer Art Gallery Quayside Centre, c/n Wharf and St George’s St Simon’s Town 7975 www.heatherauer.com info@heatherauer.com +27 (0)21 7861309 0827792695 0828289203

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Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection Oracle, End-of-Year group Salon: A carefully curated group showing of Salon91’s finest in aid of The GuideDogs Association South Africa, 03/12/2016 till 21/01/2017, Gardens, T. 021 424 6930, info@ salon91.co.za, www.salon91.co.za

Image: ‘Warrior’ 70cm x 100cm Pastel & Acrylic on paper

Red! The Gallery & Cafe 99 LOOP | CAPE TOWN 25 Jan - 24 Feb 2017 www.99loop.co.za 021 422 3766

99 Loop Gallery, Untitled 3.99, A group exhibition featuring the works of Johann Nortje, Nina Torr, Marna Hattingh, Nicole McComb, Tsoku Maela, Andrew Hart Adler, Jeanne Hoffman and Wim Legrand, 01/12/2016 till 20/01/2017, Cape Town, T. 021 422 3766, gallery@99loop.co.za, www.99loop.co.za

Great contemporary art & vibey art Café. Steenberg Village, Reddam Avenue, Tokai www.redthegallery.co.za red@redthegallery.co.za Gallery: 021 7010886 Café: 021 7024466

Red Room Art Dealers of South African fine art in Cape Town. Swing by our gallery in Hout Bay and adventure through our exquisite collection of oils, drawings, prints and sculptures of the most reputable South African artists like Robert Hodgins, Diane Victor, Wilma Cruise, Jan Neethling and many more. Hout Bay, C. 071 6021908, contact@redroomart.co.za, www. redroomart.co.za/

Sanlam Art Gallery Home Truths: Domestic Interiors in SA , In this exhibition curated by Emeritus Professor Michael Godby introduces the viewer to depictions of domestic interiors under 4 "rubrics": Interior Worlds, Behind Closed Doors, The World Outside and Inside Out. The groups illustrate the richness of the domestic interior theme, 16/11/2016 till 03/02/2017, Bellville, T. 021 9473359, Stefan.Hundt@sanlam.co.za, www.sanlam.co.za 6 Spin Street Restaurant Gallery Intimate Earth by Jenny Schneider, A series of medium format black and white South African landscape and nature photographs, 24/11/2016 till 07/01/2017, Church Square, Cape Town, T. 021 4610666, robert@6spinstreet.co.za, www. selsong.com/jenny/index.html South African Jewish Museum Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm; Friday 10am to 2pm; Closed on Saturday; Sunday 10am to 5pm, Gardens, T. 021 4651546, gavin@ sajewishmuseum.co.za, www.sajewishmuseum. org.za/

Rose Korber Art Summer Show, In conjunction with Provenance Art, 7 Vrede Street, Gardens. Group show, featuring exciting, challenging works by contemporary South African and international artists, including William Kentridge, Mid-Dec till 31/01/2017, Gardens, roskorb@icon.co.za, www.rosekorberart.com

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Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Vasek Matousek, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery is proud to kick the 2017 year off with a spectacular whimsical solo exhibition showcasing the work of Tulbagh-based Czech artist Vasek Matousek, 17/01/2017 till 22/02/2017, Elzabe Kritzinger, People's stories resonate within me. The eyes tell you everything. - Elzabe Kritzinger will be having the first Rusten-Vrede Solo Show of the 2017 year in Salon C. She will be exhibiting alongside Czech artist Vasek Matousek (in Salons A and B), 17/01/2017 till 22/02/2017, Durbanville, T. 021 9764691, rustenvrede@telkomsa.net, www.rust-en-vrede. com

Stevenson Sewing Saw, Stevenson takes particular pride in announcing Sewing Saw, an exhibition of new work by Nicholas Hlobo, his first in the Woodstock space we have occupied since 2009, 08/12/ 2016 till 14/ 01/2017, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500, cpt@stevenson.info, www. stevenson.info SMAC Art Gallery Degreened, Frances Goodman, 29/10/2016 till 03/12/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4611029, info@smacgallery. com, www.smacgallery.com The Cape Gallery David Kuijers & Tania Babb, David Kuijers will exhibit his refreshingly lighthearted paintings, bringing his unique sense of humour to The Cape Gallery during December along with Tania Babb's fluid ceramic and porcelain forms, which reveal inner attitudes, frailties and strengths, 12/12/2016 till 07/01/2017, Solo Exhibition: Virginia Oosthuizen, Virginia Oosthuizen is accomplished in both the performing and pictorial arts. Her love of nature is reflected in a wide range of chosen subjects, 08/01/2017 till 28/01/2017, Cape Town, T. 021 4235309, web@capegallery.co.za, www. capegallery.co.za The Framing Place Conservation framing, framing of art, Block mounting and Block frames, Observatory, T. 021 4473988, info@ framingplace.co.za, www.framingplace.co.za



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South African Print Gallery Woodstock 107 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock www.printgallery.co.za Joshua Miles "Gritty City" Opens Saturday 3 December at 10AM, runs until 30 January 2017 Joshua Miles, Tree Pattern, Monoprint, R10 880

Rust-en-Vrede Clay Museum Hennie Meyer and Theo Kleynhans, A two man show featuring Hennie Meyer and Theo Kleynhans will be held at the Rust-en-Vrede Clay Museum. This show will consist of a ceramic installation by these two local artists, 17/01/2017 till 22/02/2017

South African Society of Artists SASA was founded to cater specifically to the practicing artist. We hold four exhibitions annually., Cape Town Central, T. 021 6718941, gchambers@ mweb.co.za, www.sasa-artists.co.za

S Art Thonton Kabeya - Eria Sane - Henry Mzili - Robert Slingsby - Khehla Chepape Makgato Stanislaw Trzebinski - Adriaan Diedericks - Janko De Beer - Sara Gaqa - Nasser N.Zadeh - Vincent Osemwegie - Bastaan von Stenis - Michael Selekane - Dario Manjate - Paa Joe - Lioda Conrad - Restone Maambo and more. Ongoing, Hout Bay, C. 076 712 5240, olafbessenbacher@ gmail.com, www.facebook.com/gallery.s.art

StateoftheART Gallery A selection of contemporary new work on show by artists Chris Denovan, Claude Chandler, Corné Eksteen, Lisette Forsyth, Pascale Chandler and Lizelle Kruger amongst others. Full inventory of available work can be browsed and purchased online at stateoftheart-gallery.com, Ongoing, Central City, T. 021 8014710, info@stateoftheart-gallery.com, www.stateoftheart-gallery.com

We specialize in a large selection of South African contemporary art by emerging to established artists. www.thomartsgallery.com thomas@thomartsgallery.com +27614498742 0838977802 UCT Irma Stern Museum Lucie de Moyencourt, This solo exhibition sees Lucie de Moyencourt painting fifty views of her beloved Cape Town City Bowl in her trade-mark, monochromatic inky style. Venue: The Voorkamer Gallery at Chandler House, 01/12/2016 till 28/01/2017, The Spirit of Stern, Artists include: Lucie de Moyencourt, Jenny Parsons, Renee Rossouw, Erin Chaplin, Lara Feldman, Alice Toich, Oliver Scarlin, Patricia Fraser, Cathy Layzell, Kate Arthur, Michael Taylor, Ian Sklarksy, Olivie Keck and Carol Mangiagalli, 10/12/2016 tiil 28/01/2017, Rosebank, T. 021 6855686, mary.vanblommestein@uct.ac.za, www.irmasternmuseum.org.za

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS

Wall Art Gallery Showing a selection of iconic South African artists who shaped a new pictorial language for South African artist expression, V&A Waterfront, T. 021 4181953, info@wallsaart. co.za, www.wallsaart.co.za

Franschhoek Atelier at 1 unie Private ongoing viewing of contemporary fine art and sculpture by Johannes du Plessis. Open studio by appointment. 1 Unie street, Franschhoek, Western Cape. cell. 0825796403 or T.021 8764382 johannes.dup@ telkomsa.net Facebook, Ongoing, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764382, johannes.dup@telkomsa.net, www.johannesduplessis.co.za Art in the Yard Summer Salon, A Group exhibition, latest works by Vanessa Berlein, Chris Denovan, Adriaan Diedericks, Mark Hilltout, Uwe Pfaff, Frans Smit, Greta McMahon, Leila Flanner, Lindsay Patton, Marena Horak, Tilemachos Kyriazatis, Rudolph Rosochaki, Duncan Stewart, Sheeka Kalan and Simphiwe Mbunyuza, 21/12/2016 till 25/01/2017, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280, curator@artintheyard.co.za, www. artintheyard.co.za EBONY /Curated A selection of exclusive local design stands alongside classic and contemporary examples of fine art in our unique gallery space in the heart of Franschhoek. Works by Oliver Barnett, Keith Calder, Larita Englebrecht, Hugh Byrne and more will be on exhibition this month, Ongoing, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, info@ ebonycurated.com, www.ebonycurated.com IS Art IS Sculpture at Tokara Delicatessen, A sculpture exhibition by Sarel Petrus Jansen van Vuuren titled 'Milestone', 06/11/2016 till 31/01/2017, An Exhibition by Ingrid Bolton titled - 'Lines of Demarcation', 13/11/2016 till 15/12/2016, 11 Huguenot Street, Franschoek, T. 021 8762071, gallery@ isart.co.za, www.facebook.com/Is-ArtFranschhoek-147031572033399/

Makiwa Gallery 1 - Place Vendome Summer Selections of South African Fine Art, For discerning art lovers by respected South African Artists including Makiwa Mutomba, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Dante Ruben, Marlien van Heerden, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rogatschnig, Tony De Freitas & Zacharia Mukwira. Open Daily: Mon - Sun 9:30-5:30, 01/12/2016 till 31/01/2017, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762600, infofk@makiwagalleries.com, www.makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek Makiwa Gallery 2 – Pick ‘n Pay Daily, Summer Selections of South African Fine Art, For discerning art lovers by respected South African Artists including Makiwa Mutomba, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Dante Ruben, Marlien van Heerden, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rogatschnig, Tony De Freitas & Zacharia Mukwira. Open Daily: Mon - Sun 9:30-5:30, 01/12/2016 till 31/01/2017, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762609, infofk@makiwagalleries.com, www.makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek Moór Gallery Vernissage - Group Exhibition, Vernissage - Group Exhibition. The exhibition Vernissage is the first major Group exhibition ‘opening’ celebrating the beginning of the Franschhoek summer season 2016/17. Solo exhibition: Aidon Westcott - Perceptions of Duality - New Landscapes - oil paint, collage and mixed media, 26/11/2016 till 02/01/2017, Franschhoek, C. 082 6555308, art@moorgalleryfranschhoek.co.za, www. moorgalleryfranschhoek.co.za The Boutique Gallery Mooi, Opening exhibition of The Boutique Gallery in Franschhoek with the finest local and international artists. William Sweetlove, Herman Van Nazareth, Strijdom van der Merwe, Samuel Allerton, Davis Ndungu, Alice Toich, Jimmy Law, Frank Van Reenen, Lady Skollie ..., ends January 2017, Franschhoek, C. 079 6656748, william@theboutiquegallery.co.za, www.theboutiquegallery.co.za

The Gallery at Grande Provence New works, by Arabella Caccia, Talitha Deetlefs, Gerhard Deetlefs and Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe, Ongoing, Franschhoek, T. 021 8768630, gallery@grandeprovence.co.za, www.grandeprovence.co.za

George Crouse Art Gallery Artdealers, Old MastersAdriaan Boshoff, WH Coetzer, Gregoire Boonzaaier, Irman Henkel, Hugo Naude BRONZES- Llwelyn Davies, Kobus Hatting, INVESTMENTS - Anton Benzon, Christiaan Nice, Hennie Niemann, Ina van Schalkwyk, Marie Vermeulen Breedt, Michael Heyns, Daily 9am to 5pm, George Eden Meander Shop 31, T. 044 8870361, suzette@crouseart. co.za, www.artdealers.co.za Cape Palette Artist Studio Down Memory lane, Fiona Rowett will show some paintings that she has kept from the public in her own collections . The artist is moving her studio and home . The exhibition will be a once in a life time chance to acquire some of these special works, Opens 27/11/2016, Heather Park George, T. 044 8708751, info@capepalette.co.za, www. capepalette.co.za

The La Motte Museum Offers a culture-historical experience featuring the estate’s history and architecture. Exhibition: A tribute to the life and work of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef. 14 December 2016 - 3 January 2018. Hours: Tues - Sun: 9h00-17h00. T 021 876 8850, E museum@la-motte. co.za, www.la-motte.com

Artist: Dan Rakgoathe Title: Symbol of Peace Medium: Linocut Price: R9 000

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Walker Bay Art Gallery Solly Smook, Solo Exhibition, 10/12/2016 till 10/01/2017, Hermanus, T. 028 3122928, francois@walkerbayartgallery. co.za, www.walkerbayartgallery.co.za

Gordon’s Bay Ndiza Gallery Arlene Amaler Raviv, DRONE - Arlene Amaler Raviv Roel Roelofsen - The Forgotten Master, Ongoing, Gordon's Bay, C. 076 2285046, fmserve@polka.co.za, www. ndizagallery.com

Great Brak River Art@39Long Creatively chic art gallery on the Garden Route.Beautiful selection of ceramics by Hennie Meyer, Clementina , Charmaine Haines and more .Artists include Tertius van Huysteen, Helen Pfeil, Fiona Rowett, Susqya Williams.Set in a beautiful garden the space can also be used as a venue for small functions, Great Brakriver, C. 082 5763338, artat39long@gmail.com, www.39long.gallery Gallery on 103 This Boutique "Gallery on 103", welcome you to a vibrant and inspiring space in the heart of Great Brak River. A selection of Mandalas in pointillism, papermache, sculptures, quirky wire and stone work. Regular temporary art exhibitions by other artists. Wednesday's 10:00 - 15:00 or appointment., Great Brakriver, T. 044 6203144, laurindasmit@vodamail.co.za, www. spiritualmandalas.co.za

Hermanus

South African Print Gallery Franschhoek:

Rossouw Modern SPACE Stuart Dods and Inspirations, In residence artist and musician Stuart Dods opens Rossouw Modern studio at 89 Church Street for First Thursdays with a collection of fresh work and accompanying works of inspiring artists including Christiaan Diedericks, Jono Dry, Hugo Maritz and Obert Jongwe, 01/12/2016 , Hermanus, T. 028 3132222, info@ rossouwmodern.com, www.rossouwmodern.com

Abalone Gallery Light and Shadow: Group Exhibition, Christoff Barnard, Titia Ballot, Alta Botha, Lien Botha, Hannes Harrs , Elzaby Laubscher, Nomthunzi Mashalaba, Pat Mautloa, Jeannette Unite, Louis van Heerden. Special Event - 2 Dec 2016: 'Night of 1000 Drawings' charity art sale, 02/12/2016 till 05/01/2017, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935, art@abalonegallery.co.za, www. abalonegallery.co.za A Focus on Sculpture, Sculpture exhibition featuring works by Mariki Chin, Richard John Forbes, Gordon Froud, El Loko, Shepherd Ndudzo, Linda du Preez, Carl Roberts, Susanna Swart, 06/01/2017 till 02/02/2017 Rossouw Modern It's Personal - , A solo exhibition by Natal based artist Nicole Pletts depicting Glimpses of an Ordinary life, 02/12/2016 till 12/12/2016, Hermanus, T. 028 3132222, info@rossouwmodern.com, www. rossouwmodern.com Summer Salon, Collection of latest releases by Rossouw Modern stable and invited artists, 02/12/2016 till 30/12/2016

South African Print Gallery: Hermanus A Selection of South African Prints Rossouw Modern, 3 Harbour Road Artist: Joshua Miles Title: Werk Toe Medium: Reduction Woodcut Price: R9 600

Knysna Knysna Fine Art Solo exhibitions, Lionel Smit – "Extract" Paula Louw – "Gently does it" Hannalie Taute – "Implanted Memories" Martin and Charmaine Haines – "The Owl and the Pussy Cat", Opens 08/12/2016, Knysna, T. 044 3825107, gallery@finearts.co.za, www.finearts.co.za

Langebaan Bay Gallery Art in the Heart of Langebaan. Marra Sq., Unique, vibrant Art by local artists: Joan Schrauwen, Sandy Esau, Gerda Claassen, George Meyer, Thea Darlow, Michele Batchelder, Antonia Velissariou, Melanie du Toit, Marie Prinsloo, Jannie Jordaan, Anna Meredith, Anni Prinsloo, Denis Hilton Lees, Elzette Welgemoed, Ronnie Biccard, Lynne Menge ..., Ongoing, Langebaan, C. 073 3048744, baygallery@xsinet. co.za, www.baygallery.co.za The Art Square Studio/Gallery The Art Square offers a creative and social platform where the artist and public can meet. Solo exhibitions every last Thursday of the month. West Coast hospitality - everyone welcome, Langebaan, C. 082 8538187, arts2gether@gmail. com, www.facebook.com/The-ART-Squarestudiogallery-688980037842806

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ABOUT THE GALLERY: Situated in the heart of the art hub in the historic town of Stellenbosch, the Marzé Botha Art Gallery is a QL^LSVMHÄUKUV[[VILTPZZLKVU your Winelands visit. 0[OV\ZLZHY[HUKZJ\SW[\YLMYVT well-known and internationally HJJSHPTLK:V\[O(MYPJHU(Y[PZ[ZHZ ^LSSHZNPM[ZJLYHTPJZHUKTVYL All proudly South African ARTISTS INCLUDE: MHRP^H4\[VTIH+HUPL4HYHPZ >PSTHK\;VP[5HZZLYAHKLO Derric van Rensburg and others.

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS

Paarl

Robertson

Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm; Saturday 8.30am to 1pm and Sunday by appointment only, Paarl, T. 021 8725030, zetler@ icon.co.za, www.houtstreetgallery.co.za

Robertson Art Gallery Should you find yourself in the Robertson Wine Valley on Route 62, pay a visit to this gallery, where you’ll find a carefully curated selection of art by top SA artists, as well as a large range of sterling silver jewellery. Specialists in framing, the team can assist you with professional advice, Robertson, T. 023 6265364, info@robertsonart.co.za, www. robertsonartgallery.co.za

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

Somerset West Cavalli Gallery The 8th Square, Wilma Cruise: Solo Exhibition, 06/11/2016 till 04/12/2016, Somerset West, T. 021 8553218, gallery@ cavalliestate.com, www.cavalliestate.com

STRIJDOM VAN DER MERWE

Prince Albert

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Oude Libertas Gallery The art gallery hosts the Afrigami Project with a permanent Art Installation called Reflections., Stellenbosch - c/o Adam Tas and Libertas roads, T. 021 8098412, oudelibertasgallery1@gmail.com, www. oudelibertas.co.za/art-gallery/ Palette Fine Art Gallery Palette Art Gallery specializes in bronzes and paintings from local artists, Lydia da Silva, Tony da Silva, Mariette van Velden, Claudia Meyer, Tay Dall, Carol Norvall, Ruth Brunskill, Winnie Eaton, Vicky Sanders, Leon Muller, James Cook, Wendu du Plessis, Carla Mulder, Carol Bradley, Jana Neethling, & Winnie Eaton, Ongoing, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8550908, paletteartgallery1@gmail.com, www. palettesculpturegallery.co.za Rupert Museum Current Exhibitions, Showing a selection of 20th century South African and international artworks. On view are works by Irma Stern, Maggie Laubser, Jean Welz, Cecil Higgs and the Pierneef Station Panels, as well as contemporary artworks by Penny Siopis, William Kentridge, Stanley Pinker and Willie Bester to name a few, Ongoing, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8883344, deh@remgro.com, www. rupertmuseum.org/?m=2

ANTON SMIT BETWEEN THE SHADOW AND THE SOUL 07 | 01 | 2017 - 26 | 02 | 2017

SMAC Art Gallery Kevin Atkinson, Opening ‘Plato’s Cave’: The Legacy of Kevin Atkinson, 15/10/2016 till 26/11/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8873607, info@smacgallery.com, www. smacgallery.com

Prince Albert Gallery The Prince Albert Gallery exhibits the works of a wide variety of South African artists specialising in painting, etching and ceramic art. Painting by George Coutouvidis - The Marriage of Tom Cruise made Breaking News. Tel: 023 5411 057 57 Church Street, Prince Albert, 6930 karoogallery@intekom.co.za www.princealbertgallery.co.za

Art at Tokara Wine-Made Art, Tokara is currently exhibiting a selection of art created from wine, Ends 31 Dec 2016, Crest of the Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, T. 011 7880820, julia@ juliameintjes.co.za, www.juliameintjes.co.za

Imibala Gallery 16 Bight Street Somerset West Tel: 021 852 2411 Email: gallery@imibala.com

Vincent da Silva Studio Somerset West, C. 074 1724359, vincent@vincentdasilva.com, www. vincentdasilva.co.za

Riebeek Kasteel

Stellenbosch

Riebeek Kasteel - The Gallery Summertide, Group Exhibition, 04/12/2016 till 28/02/2017, Riebeek Kasteel, C. 083 6533697, astridmcleod@ mweb.co.za, www.galleryriebeek.co.za

Absolut Art Gallery Visit Absolut Art gallery for an extensive range of South African masters as well as leading contemporary artists, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8829296, www.absolutart.co.za

Stellenbosch Art Gallery Summer Gala Exhibition, Exhibition of excellent art by South African artists for the deserting collector and art lover paintings , ceramics , sculptures and hand blown glass. Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm; Sat 9am to 1pm, Ongoing, Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 8343, mjg@kingsley.co.za, www.stellenboschartgallery. co.za Stellenbosch University Museum 100 Geographies: 44 Artists, 100 Artworks, 40 Geographical Themes, Artists include: Dan Halter, Hannalie Taute, Cobus van Bosch, Elizabeth Gunter, Kai Lossgott, Ongoing, 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch, C. 083 7009669, www.artand-artists.com

Image: Shiraz Vines Teresa Decinti Fine Art Gallery Contact: 082 432 5188 Eikehoff Church Street, Stellnbosch www.teresadecinti.com

US Museum The Bible in Art, Artefacts from the Ancient World & The Bible in Art - as part of the IOSOT Conference 2016 to be held in Stellenbosch from 4 - 9 September, 17/08/2016 till 30/11/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8083695, uw2@sun.ac.za, www.rsa-overseas.com/ archaeology/sasol-art-museum-universitystellenbosch-museum.htm

Tulbagh Saronsberg Cellar Saronsberg Private Collection , A permanent exhibition of contemporary South African art that suggests an underlying respect for creative expression and unconventional thinking. Artists include Paul du Toit, Angus Taylor, Colbert Mashile, Diane Victor and Walter Battiss, Tulbagh, T.023 2300707, tammy@saronsberg.com, www. saronsberg.com

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quartz 5 Louise Strauss, BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH (RINGS), Silver 8 Ann Ten Cate, CONSTRUCTED FEMININITIES (PIN), Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, enamel (University of Stellenbosch graduate artwork, 2016)

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GRITTY CITY

JOSHUA MILES

SA Print Gallery 03 DECEMBER – 30 JANUARY 2017

The SA Print Gallery is proud to announce Joshua Miles’s latest breathtaking show of Woodcut and Monoprints. Opens 3 December 2016 10 Am

South African Print Gallery : 107 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Tel 0214626851 info@printgallery.co.za www.printgallery.co.za


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NEXT AUCTION 4 DECEMBER 2016

Invitation to consign for our next auction Art, antiques, objects, furniture and jewellery

Adriaan Boshoff, oil on canvas

JEAN WELZ (SA 1975 - 1900) TEL : 011 781 2040/1 | STUART@5AA.CO.ZA

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SOLD R100 000

upcoming auction date 18 Feb 2017

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2016 Art Auction Sizzlers Results, highlights and lots to watch

LOT TO WATCH | Maud Sumner (SA 1902 1985), Silver Leaves on Cane Chair, Oil on board, 50 x 37cm.

5TH AVENUE AUCTIONEERS | JOHANNESBURG 4 December 2016 404 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park, Johannesburg Tel: 011 781 2040 email: stuart@5thaveauctions.co.za More info: www.5thaveauctions.co.za

HIGHLIGHT | Irma Stern (SA 1894 - 1966), Flowers and Fruit (detail). Estimate: R 5 000 000 7 000 000

STRAUSS & CO | CAPE TOWN 6 March 2017 Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Rd, Newlands Tel: 021 683 6560 | email: ct@straussart.co.za More info: www.straussart.co.za

STRAUSSONLINE 13 - 20 February 2017 Tel: 011 728 8246 | email: jhb@straussart.co.za More info: www.straussartonline.co.za

RESULT | Chinese Sculpture: God of War estimated at R4 000 – 6 000, sold for R40 000 (Ashbey’s Galleries, 27 October 2016).

ASHBEYS GALLERIES | CAPE TOWN Ashbey’s Galleries, 43 Church Street, Cape Town Tel: 021 423 8060 | email: info@ashbeys.co.za email: inge@ashbeysgalleries.co.za More info: www.ashbeysgalleries.co.za

ASPIRE ART AUCTIONS | CAPE TOWN

HIGHLIGHT | Alexis Preller (SA 1911 - 1975), Woman in a Mountain Landscape, 1937, oil on board, 40 x 32cm. Estimate R400 000 - 600 000

27 March 2017 The Avenue, V&A Waterfront Tel: 071 675 2991 | email: jacqui@aspireart.net More info: aspireart.net

RUSSELL KAPLAN AUCTIONEERS | JOHANNESBURG

RESULT | Alexis Preller’s Gold Abstract sold for R682 080 (Aspire Art Auctions, 31 October 2016). Images courtesy of Nina Lieska | Repro Pictures

SCHULER AUKTIONEN | ZURICH 16 December 2016 Schuler Auktionen, Seestrasse 341, CH-8038 Tel: +41 43 399 70 10 email: info@schulerauktionen.ch More info: www.schulerauktionen.ch

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3 December 2016 Corner Garden & Allan Roads, Bordeaux Tel: 011 789 7422 email: rka@global.co.za More info: www.rkauctioneers.co.za

SA BUSINESS ART | DECEMBER 2016/JANUARY 2017


Tyrone Appollis (born 1957), Gone to the Neighbours (2005), acrylic on canvas, University of Cape Town.

HOME TRUTHS Domestic Interiors in South African Collections Curated by Emeritus Professor Michael Godby

Sanlam Art Gallery Sanlam, 2 Strand Road, Bellville Tel: 021 947 3359 / 083 457 2699 Email: sanlamart@sanlam.co.za

16 November 2016 – 3 February 2017 Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 16:30 Closed: 28 December 2016 – 2 January 2017 Ernst Liebermann (1869 - 1960), Interior with Woman Reading a Letter (undated) oil on canvas, Iziko South African National Gallery.


A Year of Consolidation and Growth for Strauss & Co

Top left: Dendy Easton Visiting International Auctioneer and Specialist Top middle: Bina Genovese Joint Managing Director Top right: Alex Richards Art Specialist, Cape Town Bottom left: Susie Goodman General Manager, Johannesburg Bottom right: Alastair Meredith Art Specialist, Johannesburg

A year of robust auction sales at Strauss & Co has seen South Africa’s leading auction house achieve a record turnover of R218 million (a 4% increase on 2015). The exceptional result, the highest since the company’s founding in 2009, is the product of a consistent sell-through rate of over 80% at its four live auctions in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The upbeat mood characterizing the October auction in Cape Town saw the auction house achieve sales of R58 million, a new record for the Cape Town office and the second highest individual sale result for Strauss & Co. Strauss & Co’s strong performance caps a year that started on a sad note with the death of its co-founder, veteran auctioneer Stephan Welz, in late 2015. Drawing on the impressive legacy left behind by Welz, the senior management team of Bina Genovese and Vanessa Phillips, Strauss & Co joint managing directors, quickly steadied the ship. Businessman and collector Frank Kilbourn was appointed Executive Chairman, bringing new energy and strategic focus to the auction house in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Bringing quality work to the market has always distinguished Strauss & Co’s offering – and 2016 12

was another bumper year for collectors looking for rare and important works. Of particular note were ten works by Alexis Preller, many unseen for decades, which went under the hammer at the Johannesburg November auction. The sale of Preller’s Adam (1969) for R6 820 800 and Space Angel (1971) for R6 593 440 achieved the second and third highest individual sales results in the auction house’s history. Notable sales of works by Karel Nel, Penny Siopis, Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge and Norman Catherine affirmed the vigour of the contemporary art market. In October at the Cape Town auction, Lace Cloth (1983) by Penny Siopis fetched R1 136 800. The price matched a record-setting sale for a pastel triptych by Siopis, Hunting and Nature Scene (1986), sold at Strauss & Co in October 2015. With the four live auctions now firmly established as important calendar events, Strauss & Co has moved to diversify both sales platforms, notably online. The most recent Strauss Online auction, which offered property from the estate of the late Liselotte Hardebeck, was the best performing onlineonly auction by lot and value sold. The July onlineonly auction was the highest grossing Strauss Online auction to date, netting over R4 million.

Strauss & Co has a firm commitment to social investment in art and culture. Throughout 2016 it engaged in numerous outreach programmes with school learners and young business professionals. It was involved in charitable auctions with the World Wildlife Fund, The Jewish Museum, Israel, University of Johannesburg, Gallery Momo, Cape Wine Auction and The Bag Factory, and once again co-sponsored Art Month at Welgemeend in Cape Town. We are currently inviting consignments for our forthcoming auction in Cape Town which takes place on 6 March 2017. Enquiries Cape Town: 021 683 6560 Ann Palmer ann@straussart.co.za Alex Richards alex@straussart.co.za Jean Le Clus-Theron jean@straussart.co.za Enquiries Johannesburg: 011 728 8246 Alastair Meredith alastair@straussart.co.za Wilhem van Rensburg wilhelm@straussart.co.za Marion Dixon marion@straussart.co.za www.straussart.co.za SA BUSINESS ART | DECEMBER 2016/JANUARY 2017


Tomorrows/Today at Cape Town Art Fair 2017

Preparations are well underway and the line-up for the Mother City’s biggest annual art event is looking better than ever. To whet your appetite, here’s a sneak peek at just one of the Cape Town Art Fair’s many highlights: The special project Tomorrows/Today is once again destined to be a key feature of Cape Town Art Fair 2017. This time it will be curated by leading international curator, South African-born Tumelo Mosaka. Mosaka was appointed as the CTAF curator earlier this year. Tomorrows/Today features solo presentations by emerging artists from Africa and the African Diaspora, all of which have been chosen by Mosaka as being representative of the continent’s most thought-provoking young voices. About 10 artists, including Onyis Martin (Kenya) represented by ARTLabAfrica, Jackie Karuti (Kenya) represented by Circle Art Gallery, Sandile Zulu (South Africa) represented by SMAC Art Gallery, Helen Teede (Zimbabwe) represented by Showcase Gallery Dubai and First Floor Gallery Harare, and Joël Andrianomearisoa (Madagascar) represented by Sabrina Amrani Gallery in Madrid, among others will be showcased. Making its inaugural mark at this year’s fair, another special project for fairgoers to look forward to is the Unframed section, which will feature largescale installations and sculptures and has been conceived to encourage visitors to engage with the art. Five ambitious projects proposed by artists from four of South Africa’s leading galleries will be dispersed throughout the fair floor to create a number of points of interest. 10

CTAF 2017 has attracted the highest number of applications in the Fair’s history, from local and international galleries. “The selection process has been extensive,” says Mosaka. This ensures that the quality of the fair is of an exceptional standard, offering exemplary value for its guests and participants. More than 70 local and international galleries will be presenting a diverse display of contemporary art from around the world at the 2017 CTAF, alongside a must-see programme of curated exhibitions, special features, talks, guided walkabouts, a digital media platform and outdoor activations that will ignite the nearby V&A Waterfront precinct. Now in its fifth edition, CTAF is firmly positioned as the leading contemporary international art fair located in Africa. The fairis produced by Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa (FMEA) of the Fiera Milano Group, one of the world’s leading events companies and the creators of the Italian art fair MIART. More than 20 international galleries are part of the 2017 selection, which includes galleries such as Galerie Seippel and ARTCO Gallery from Germany; Tiwani Contemporary, Art First and October Gallery from London; Galerie Caroline Smulders, France; Galerie Pascal Janssens, Belgium; and Galleria Continua, Galleria Massimo Minini and Primo Marella from Italy. In addition to this strong overseas contingent, galleries that are the most representative of the African continent’s contemporary art scene, such as Addis Fine Art from Ethiopia, Afriart from Uganda, Art Twenty One from Nigeria, First Floor from Zimbabwe, Gallery 1957 from Accra and Galerie Cecile Fakhoury from Ivory Coast will showcase their new works by their artists alongside the most significant South

African galleries. These include Stevenson, Goodman, SMAC, Gallery MOMO, Everard Read, blank projects, WHATIFTHEWORLD and SMITH, among others. Art museums and cultural institutions will also exhibit works in a dedicated section called Cultural Platforms. As in previous years, the organisers will also welcome a large contingent of visiting acquisitions managers from various institutions as well as significant art collectors from South Africa and abroad. A regular favourite on the fair programme, CTAF will present a series of talks given by curators, writers and art professionals. The talks will focus on strategies and practices by artists, curators and collectors who have championed contemporary African Art globally. The CTAF will also activate the nearby V&A Waterfront area with a series of outdoor interventions presented in conjunction with Lalela, an NPO that offers arts education for learners at risk. Five local galleries, Stevenson, SMAC, Goodman, Luvey ‘n Rose and WALL, will showcase pre-2000 works in the masters section entitled Past/Modern. The CTAF runs from 17 to 19 February 2017. Tickets are R140 for adults, R100 for students and pensioners and free for under-12s. For more information, visit capetownartfair.co.za www.artfaircapetown.co.za

Image: Helen Teede, Here and Here and Here, 2016, Oil and Chalk on Canvas, 150 x 100 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and First Floor Gallery, Zimbabwe.

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Tumelo Mosaka

, What is your overall goal or strategy for this 5th edition of CTAF? The mission of the CTAF is to become an international Art Fair in Africa. Our goal is to increase the participation of international galleries so as to create a sustainable art market for contemporary art. Our interest is also to have a larger representation from the continent through cultural institutions which could provide a platform for greater collaborations. Some say that African art is the only art that is growing. Would you agree? Why? Well, I’m not sure what you mean by growth!! If you are referring to becoming more sort after or showing internationally, then I would agree. I think this is partly a response to the globalization phenomenon where technology has offered us the tools to find other ways of being seen. The usual gate keepers no longer control the circulation and distribution of art. Contemporary African Artists are present everywhere today. They continue to find way to reach new audiences beyond the expectations by invigorating and reinventing themselves sometimes in unexpected ways. What are your objectives for the special project, Tomorrows/Today? My objective is to present works that engage the brutal dystopia of urban future while celebrating the ingenuity of present experiences. Confronting the myriad of issues about urbanization, these works attempt to reflect on the fragility, desire and hope for better urban futures.

Image: Sandile Zulu, Soulfigure, 2016, Fire, water, air, earth, canvas, newsprint and plastic, 172 x 52 x 10 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and SMAC Gallery.


Exceeding High Expectations ASPIRE ART AUCTIONS Aspire Art Auctions achieved a staggeringly high average of R322 527 per lot in its inaugural Johannesburg auction. This is more than 600% over the average price per lot of R50 800 attained in South African auction houses, in the first half of 2016, as calculated by Citadel Wealth Management. Held on the 31st October 2016 at The Park on 7 in Hyde Park, the inaugural auction set an impressive standard. An outstanding sell-through rate of over 75% across a focused 121 lots, totaling R33 733 818 in sales, confirmed the vitality of the South African art market and the value of Aspire Art Auctions’ expertise. Record Results A packed house, supplemented by a stream of local and international telephone and online bidders, conducted by leading South African art auctioneer, Ruarc Peffers, led to competitive bidding and numerous broken records. The top lot of the sale was Alexis Preller’s exceptional Profile Figure’s (Mirrored Image), selling for over R7-million — eclipsing all other amounts earned for the artist this year. Further top sales included William Kentridge’s Untitled (Colonial Landscape), achieving over R2-million, and Irma Stern’s gouache, Congolese Woman, selling for over R1.9-million. Doubling the lowest estimate, J. H. Pierneef’s Karoo near Hofmeyer matched the highest South African price for the artist of 2016, at R1 818 880. Edoardo Villa’s Homage to Maillol,

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achieved a major record for the artist – the highest price for the artist’s steel work, and the second highest price for the artist in South Africa. Successful sales extended into flourishing subsectors, such as contemporary art and photography, highlighting rapid growth and potential in the South African market. Athi-Patra Ruga’s vibrant tapestry, Convention…Procession…Elevation, outstripped all worldwide records for the artist, selling for R477 456. Surpassing the artist’s previous record by 300%, David Koloane’s Dog with Green Eyes set a new record at R107 996. With just moments between the lots, two different sculptures attained a new international record for the work of Peter Schütz African Daphne and Goddess of Transformation each sold for R125 048. Diane Victor’s Abomakgereza earned the highest amount in South Africa for the artist at just under R200 000. The work of South African photographers was met with great enthusiasm, setting two new South African records at R204 624 for Pieter Hugo and R159 152 for David Goldblatt. Inaugural Cape Town Auction 2017 With the momentum of this successful Johannesburg auction, Aspire’s inaugural Cape Town Summer Auction, set for 20:00 on the 27th March 2017, is attracting much excitement and anticipation. Overlooking the V&A marina, at the hub of the Waterfront, the Avenue is a spacious and sleek venue which allows for Aspire’s signature high

calibre display. Expert curation and the generosity of space focus attention on each individual piece, whilst evoking interesting links between the works. With an emphasis on select quality lots, Aspire Art Auctions is already drawing significant artworks from across South Africa for the upcoming auction. Expert documentation and extensive research, carried out by both in-house and outsourced specialists, ensures each artwork is showcased to its full potential for the benefit of buyers and sellers alike. For gratis and obligation free valuations and to consign works of art to the Cape Town auction, please contact: Cape Town Emma Bedford | emma@aspireart.net +27 83 391 7235 Josephine Higgins | josephine@aspireart.net +27 82 806 1030 Johannesburg Jacqui Carney | jacqui@aspireart.net +27 71 675 2991 Mary-Jane Darroll | mj@aspireart.net +27 82 567 1925 Ruarc Peffers | ruarc@aspireart.net +27 84 444 8004 Consignment deadline mid-January. Background: Installation Views of the inaugural auction of Aspire Art Auctions, The Park on 7, Hyde Park, Johannesburg. Photos courtesy of Nina Lieska, Repro Pictures

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2016 Market Wrap Looking closely at broad issues through one artist By Sean O’Toole Every few months, whenever collectors gathered in 2016 at art fairs and auctions to buy “pictures” and share gossip, a question persisted. “How long do you think it will last?” The Hodgins bubble. “When do you think it will burst?” Not in 2016, it turns out. Six years since the death of this late-blooming painter at age 89, prices for a quality Hodgins canvas continue to command solid prices. In late October, when the new auction house Aspire launched with a sale of 120 lots at Hyde Park Corner, their streamlined offering of only artworks included six lots by Hodgins. It was a canny move on the part of the new company, which is headed-up by a group of four former Strauss & Co employees and bankrolled by Discovery CEO Adrian Gore and retiring Bidvest CEO Brian Joffe. The outstanding work on offer was a 1991 oil on canvas titled The Weather in the Streets. Described by former Hodgins student Ivor Powell as a “virtual gridlock of impulse and image,” the fourpanel painting carried a pre-sale estimate of R1.2 to R1.8 million. Overvalued? Not really, not if you consider that in March 2015, Strauss & Co sold a Hodgins canvas titled J’accuse (1995-96) for R2.5 million, a world record for the artist. In the event, Ruarc Peffers, Aspire’s charismatic senior art specialist, knocked the big Hodgins lot down for R1.1 million (or R1.25 million including premiums). Should it have earned more? It is hard to say. In 2014, Strauss & Co sold a 25-panel Hodgins in sunshine yellows and burnt orange that once belonged to the mobile phone company Vodacom for R1.8 million, a smidgen below its low estimate of R2 million. A steal, especially when you consider that Hodgins liked to work across multiple panels, as an important triptych owned by the Johannesburg Art Gallery confirms. My point is this: correctly pricing a Hodgins remains a dark art. So many questions remains unanswered about this painter. What is his seminal period? The late 1980s, when he transformed from retired artschool lecturer to painter of minor acclaim? Or maybe 6

it is work from a decade or so later, as the influence of Bacon and Guston was processed into something more idiomatically Hodginsesque? And how are we to factor in prominent Nigerian-American curator Okwui Enwezor’s estimation of Hodgins, circa 1995, as merely “like Freud or Bacon on a very bad day”? Does his withering opinion even matter? Short answer: who knows? The two major monographs on Hodgins tend towards the celebratory, rather than scholarly. It would help if our public museums were not, to misquote Bacon, quietly stumbling from catastrophe to catastrophe. Functioning museums produce, among other things, reliable art scholarship. They temper dealer hyperbole, which is always rampant, and collate critical opinion, which is always conflicting. In short: they arbitrate on careers, sifting the wheat from the chaff. In South Africa, however, the balance between public museums and the vertically aligned retail trade (galleries, art fairs, private museums) is out of sync. Meaning: the soft exercise of power by public museums is non-existent. This has left it to auction houses, whose principle business is selling work offered by willing or distressed sellers on the open market, to fill the gap (disclosure: I earn a portion of my freelance wage writing auction catalogue entries). There is nothing inherently wrong with the auction system, particularly in a robust market such as ours. Four large, well-staffed auction houses – Aspire, Strauss & Co, Stephan Welz & Co and, operating remotely from London, Bonhams – compete on the open market for pictures by principally South African artists. There are other outfits, including Russell Kaplan Auctioneers in Johannesburg and Bernardi Auctioneers in Pretoria, as well as Sotheby’s in London attempting to activate something, but in the main the four big players are set. The logic that a wolf pack of buyers will canonise the right works is, in certain respects, hard to refute. In March, Bad Man with Great Threads (1997), a virtuoso satirical portrait of a stunted man in pinstripe

suit that Hodgins started painting on his 77th birthday, fetched R2.4 million at a Strauss & Co auction. But then a few months later, just before Aspire’s launch auction, a buyer in Cape Town paid R966 280 for an unremarkable study of two generic figures against a pink ground titled A Golem Couple (2001), also at Strauss. Hodgins’ prices exist in the realm of whimsy. Of course, Hodgins is partly to blame for all this. In his senior years, which amounted to about two decades, he cranked out paintings, some undifferentiated, for a voracious market. Decades earlier he had railed against exactly this sort of thing. In 1968, a year after joining Wits University as a full-time member of staff, Hodgins participated in a recorded conversation with two fellow staffers, art historian Heather Martienssen and painter Cecily Sash, it was published in magazine News Check. Hodgins makes clear that the “most important factor” for him is an artist’s “integrity about when he holds an exhibition.” Artists were having too many, he said. “It seems that in South Africa the artist has become something of a grocer: he is making works to sell and this is the thing uppermost in his mind. He has got to produce work for an exhibition to sell, not because he has something new to say, not because there has been a change, a development, or to present what he is experimenting in, new concerns.” These criticisms, voiced when Linda Givon’s upstart Goodman Gallery in the far northern suburbs of Johannesburg was just two years old, retain a striking truth and piquancy, even today. If the artist is a grocer, then what is the dealer? It seems, to borrow a line from a younger Hodgins, that in South Africa the dealer has become something of a wholesaler. Mark Read’s CIRCA gallery has expanded beyond its landmark Johannesburg address to include new ventures in Cape Town, Franschhoek and London. Above: Robert Hodgins, The Weather in the Streets (1991), detail shown here - Sold for R1.1 million by Aspire Art Auctions (31 October, Johannesburg)

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good news always has a rider attached. Added Martienssen, “I think it a pity there is not more discrimination.” Which is a useful insight for gauging 2016: things have moved on, but they are still the same. Artists make, often too much, for an eager collecting public that isn’t always guided by the fussy diktats of art historians and critics regarding what is right or good or meaningful to spend their money on. This year, buyers volunteered big money for so-so Chagall and Picasso drawings at auction locally, when, on balance, a jewel of a painting by Peter Clarke depicting naked beachgoers at Sandy Bay was knocked down at an October auction at Stephan Welz & Co for only R900 000. A steal. Clarke should be matching Hodgins at auction, although he isn’t. More’s the pity. In assessing where we are collectively at in 2016 – a topsy-turvy year politically and socially – it is worth pairing up two works sold on auction, both dating from 1969. The one was Clarke’s scene of naked bathers, a work of quiet beauty gifted to a friend. The other is Alexis Preller’s intaglio painting Adam. Acquired shortly after it was made in 1969 by prominent American collectors Ruth and Jerome Siegel and long thought lost, the work was sold in November for the average price of a house in Tamboerskloof. Auctioneer Dendy Easton, best known for his appearances on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, handled the sale for Strauss & Co. He later described the Preller work to me as “a very difficult picture”, more like a sculpture. I thought it looked like moulding for a fibre-glass boat, a view possibly shared by a Christie’s auctioneer in New York who gave the Siegels a price estimate of $200. It sold for R6.8 million. Hodgins is rapidly heading that way.

PETER CLARKE: THE BATHERS, OIL ON CANVAS

STORYLINE: A NARRATIVE ON SOUTH AFRICAN PAINTING 12 DEC 2016 - 12 JAN 2017

Left: Alexis Preller, Adam (1969) - Sold for R6 820 800 by Strauss & Co (7 November 2016, Johannesburg) Bottom: Peter Clarke, Sandy Bay (1969) Sold for R900 000 by Stephan Welz & Co. (18/19 October 2016, Cape Town)

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Ditto Baylon Sandri, whose newest SMAC Art Gallery space opened in the Keyes Art Mile – an austere and daunting space whose keynote colour is a throwback to the early days of the Goodman Gallery in Hyde Park, which also featured black walls. Even Murray Turpin and Matt Dowdle’s Kalashnikovv Gallery, which is based in Braamfontein and represents postHodgins satirist and painter Vusi Beauchamp, has expanded to Berlin. The art market is a hungry animal, more so now than in 1968 when Martienssen, after listening to Hodgins’s grump, sighed: “I don’t know what we’d do without the buying public, God bless it.” Preach sister! True that. Of course,

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Enquiries: 021 683 6560 | www.straussart.co.za Erik Laubscher, Overberg in Winter (detail), oil on canvas, 110 by 145cm R400 000 - 600 000


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Artwork (detail) by Mathabang Monethi (Ruth Prowse School of Art Graduate, 2016)

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