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TURBINE ART FAIR 2016 Matisse Hits South Africa New Spaces for Contemporary Art Kirsten Sims, The Smalltalk Society, 2016. Mixed media on board. Image courtesy of the artist and Salon Ninety One


Henri Matisse, Grande tête de Katia (Large Head, Katia), 1950 – 51. Aquatint, on BFK Rives wove paper, 53,8 x 41,7 cm. Collection S Mazo.

– MATISSE MADE HIS OWN RULES – Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning The first Matisse exhibition in Africa. 13 July – 17 September 2016, Standard Bank Gallery, free admission. Weekdays: 8am to 4.30pm / Saturdays: 9am to 4pm / Closed Sundays Tel: 011 631 4467 www.standardbank.com/matisse

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Hennie Niemann Snr. Solo Exhibition & Book Launch @ Stellenbosch Art Gallery 34 Ryneveld St, Stellenbosch Opening Saturday, 30 July 2016 at 11am Opening by former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Kraai van Niekerk

Three Harvesters in landscape 80 x 71 cm

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NEWS NOTICE: In response to the feature on Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Basil Brady has written to us elaborating on the history of the institution – providing more information about the role of prior Directors Mrs Eleanor Lorimer and Mr Clayton Holliday. This ‘Letter to the Editor’ will be published on our daily news website on the morning of 5 July 2016. Also, due to a lack of pages we have begun publishing Nushin Elahi’s London Letter on our daily news website instead of in the magazine. Find the most interesting and relevant art news, information about gallery shows, and what’s hot on the auction radar – all in one place! Visit the SA Art Times website, daily: arttimes.co.za

CONTENTS Art Times 7 Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning Exhibition 8 Turbine Art Fair 2016 12 Artists’ Birthdays 14 Solo Studios & the New Makiwa Gallery 16 100 Greatest SA Artworks Series Gallery Guide 18 Hennie Niemann Snr.

22 New Spaces for Contemporary Art 22 Gallery Listings 33 Gallery Buzz Business Art 12 SA Art Auction Sizzlers 11 Auction House News 10 South African Artists Abroad 6 Anywhere but Here? Part 2

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Left: Henri Matisse, Lecirque [The Circus] (detail), 1947 Right: Henri Matisse, Maquette du vitrail Vigne,1953

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COVER SHOT: Kirsten Sims, The Smalltalk Society, 2016. Mixed media on board. Image courtesy of the artist and Salon Ninety One

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Matisse Opens in Johannesburg The Standard Bank Gallery is pleased to present the first major showcase of the art of Henri Matisse on the African continent. The Gallery has previously exhibited a number of important European modernist artists, including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Joan MirĂł. Picasso and Africa (2006) explored the well-known influence of African art forms and styles on so-called ‘Western’ modernism. As Federico Freschi, co-curator (with Patrice Deparpe) of Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning, affirms, “A decade later, it is opportune to complicate the somewhat essentialist questions (and criticisms) posed by the Picasso exhibition.â€? The range of material collected for this exhibition will allow visitors to engage with the broad scope of the artist’s work. In 1905, Matisse was painting in the style of Fauvism, bold in his use of colour. After the First World War, he was among the French artists who followed the call to “return to orderâ€? instead of pursuing their experimentation with abstraction. Yet Matisse’s

desire to explore new forms of representation also drove him to travel widely: from Morocco and Algeria to Martinique and Tahiti In his “second life� during World War Two and until his death in 1954, Matisse developed distinct but now iconic methods and styles: the simple lines of his portraits and the colourful motifs of his cutout collages and prints. The plates from his 1947 book, Jazz, can be appreciated both as a distraction from the grim economic environment and the general sense of despair that followed the war. “I want people who are tired, worried, frazzled, to experience calm and rest in front of my work,� Matisse declared. As an expression of the great anxieties of the 1940s – a number of the images seem to portray the ‘catastrophe’ of the war. Ultimately, however, Matisse was not bound by his historical context. Viewing his work in South Africa in 2016, we can appreciate the ways in which he both contributed to and challenged European modernism as it developed over the first half of the twentieth century. We can remain aware of the problematic politics of modernist ‘appropriation’ of African or other non-European cultures and art forms. But we are also free to gain pleasure from the striking colours, simple lines and basic forms we find in Matisse’s work – enjoying them, as the artist recommended, in the same way that we would enjoy sitting in “a good armchair�.

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Paul Senyol, Chambers (detail), 2016, Mixed media on linen Image courtesy of the artist and Salon Ninety One

TAF16 The Turbine Art Fair returns to the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown for its 4th year, from 14th – 17th July 2016. TAF16 aims to promote new work and talent and to create a new art audience and collector base. Exhibitors whether galleries, collectives or dealers, have been invited to show contemporary artworks priced below R40 000.00. “Turbine Art Fair has certainly made it mark as one of the must attend art fairs annually. Over 50 galleries and exhibits from across South Africa will be showcasing the finest contemporary and emerging African talent,” says Glynis Hyslop Managing Director of The Forum Company – the main sponsor and organizer of TAF16. 8

SPECIAL FEATURES A big highlight of this year’s Fair is an exciting showcase by the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), in association with Strauss & Co. and Artinsure, showing the work of Diane Victor alongside Francisco Goya. Curator Musha Neluheni explains that, “Goya’s Los Caprichos series echoes Diane Victor’s Disasters of Peace very well in that they are both social commentary on their contemporary socio-political situations”. Although created centuries (and continents) apart, these bodies of work speak to each other on a level that shows whilst times may have changed, societies today are still shaped by the same trials and indeed, artists are still grappling with these issues.

The TAF & Sylt Emerging Artist Residency Award (TASA) is awarded annually to an emerging artist living in South Africa as part of the Fair and the Sylt Foundation’s Residency Programme. At this year’s Fair, Sarah Biggs (winner of the 2015 TASA award) presents a solo exhibition showing work inspired by her residency on Sylt Island. The TASA 2016 prize will be officially awarded during the Fair. A series of interesting art installations will be showcased around the venue – curated by Suzie Copperthwaite. The artworks promise to become a major talking point at TAF16. The Fresh Produce Exhibition, sponsored by Rand Merchant Bank, once again aims to create an opportunity for the selected artists, young and SA ART TIMES | JULY 2016


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emerging, to showcase work on a prominent stage. In collaboration with VANSA and Turbine Art Fair, Assemblage provided an intensive, 6-month workshop, integrating practical art-making (focusing on process and conceptual development) and professional practice training. The course was guided by a mentorship programme involving David Koloane, Anthea Moys, Usha Seejarim and Frances Goodman, who assisted in overseeing the development of the artists’ final work for TAF16. Emerging Painters: The Graduate Show returns for a second year after a sell-out success at TAF15. Curated especially for the Turbine Art Fair, by Tanya Poole, this year’s exhibition follows the progress of some of the artists who featured in last year’s Emerging Painters, and also showcases a crop of new, emerging artists. These were drawn from the Fine Art Departments of SA universities – either as current students engaged in painting practice or as recent graduates. Emerging Painters provides an ideal opportunity to invest in prominent painters of the future. Visitors are also able to take part in the free, Interactive Talks Programme sponsored by Artinsure. Hyslop says, “Our talks programme is always a highlight for those attending the Fair as it gives our visitors an opportunity to learn more about the art world in South Africa, meet some of the great influencers in the world of art, collecting and design as well as some of the respected artists we have in South Africa and at Turbine Art Fair”.

process, joy and significance of collecting. This will be done in the form of two interactive walkabouts of TAF16. Glynis Hyslop concludes: “Turbine Art Fair is not just an art fair but a lifestyle event! A fabulous showcase of the talent we have in South Africa and a great way to start collecting art in a unique and un-daunting way, bringing the best galleries and artists under one roof. Enjoy great food by The Forum Company, live music, meet new and interesting people. Children can enjoy an art and play area hosted by Staedtler. All in all, a great day out in Jozi!”

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A talk on the JAG Exhibition will highlight the remarkable works on paper in JAGs collection, with a particular focus on Goya and Diane Victor etchings. The panel will talk about the acquisition of these impressions and will share history on the collection and the gallery.

A talk on Standard Bank’s Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning Exhibition, which runs concurrently with TAF16

A talk on Wits Art Museum’s Walter Battiss Retrospective

A talk on Value, Restoration, Conservation of art, Fakes & Forgeries, where speakers will outline principles of how value is established, created and lost in an artwork. Speakers will offer direction on when, how, and by whom works should be restored, as well as the importance of good conservation, for the sake of longevity.

#Unplugged: Personal stories and anecdotes from up and coming figures who are making waves in the visual arts. Join the conversation,#unpluggedtaf16. Talk 1: Young Artists in Conversation; Talk 2: Young Professionals in Conversation

A Collector’s Perspective: Collectors will talk about their personal favourites at the Fair and will give an individual account of the

John Vusi Mfupi, Shadow of Self, 2016, Collage on Paper. Image courtesy of the artist and Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery.

SELECT EXHIBITORS The core philosophy of Salon Ninety One resonates with that of Turbine Art Fair; remaining true to the intention to promote emerging talent as well as to nurture a new collectors base. As such, Salon Ninety One is exhibiting for the third consecutive year at the Fair, to bring accessible, and affordable, contemporary art from Cape Town to art lovers in Johannesburg. The artists exhibiting with Salon Ninety One have all excelled in their respective fields, with their names quickly gaining recognition across South Africa and abroad – artists who embody the gallery’s signature style and the astounding growth and promise of local talent. Salon Ninety One aims to delight audiences by subtly introducing the outdoors to their space, with a carefully curated group of artists, each making a refreshing contribution to their discipline. Traces of street art are evident in Paul Senyol’s colourful canvases and Linsey Levendall’s portraits, while Unathi Mkonto’s mechanical shapes, Tahiti Pehrson’s geometric hand-cut paper works and Andrzej Urbanski’s digital formalism recall elements of architecture. The abstract landscapes of Andrew Sutherland, Cathy Layzell and Heidi Fourie, alongside the natural environments depicted by Kirsten Beets’ enchanting greenhouses and beach scenes and Kirsten Sims’ whimsical garden parties further transport the viewer.

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The Art Room is set to provide fair-goers with a visual spectacle that will become a work of art in itself. The gallery, located in Parkhurst in Johannesburg, seeks to exhibit local artists who are relatively unknown, providing them with fair terms and ample opportunities to introduce themselves to local audiences. Although generally specialising in art-on-paper, The Art Room’s owner, Simonetta Bravi, says, “We have a passion for South African art in general and are committed to promoting local talent. If the work ‘speaks’ to us, is different, individual and innovative, we’ll take it on.” The company also offers specialist archival framing solutions, with a solid number of private art collectors, local galleries and corporate collections.The Art Room is doing something different at the Turbine Art Fair. Forget white cubes and standard exhibition areas – the gallery’s exhibition space will mirror its search for raw and untested talent in a themed show-area. Entitled, Here be dragons, it will reference explorers of old, treacherous terrain and potential riches. Bravi says, “We’re using the notion of unchartered geographical areas and applying this to the contemporary discovery - in the known and ordinary – of something entirely unexpected, new and exciting.” Kalashnikovv challenges the conventions of the art gallery in its manifestation, conduct, audience and motivation. Convention has made art a pastime of the elite, but Kalashnikovv is a re-articulated exhibition space, orientated towards the deconstruction of the art–space. This allows Kalashnikovv to be the first gallery to stop asking what art is, and rather answer where it can be found. Reflecting the manifesto’s ethos, Kalashnikovv represents an eclectic and

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challenging cross-section of South African creatives froma diverse range of aesthetic positions. The artists featured by this galleryat TAF16 include: Katlego Montshioa, Skullboy, Jason Bronkhorst, Vusi Beauchamp, Maaike Bakker, MJ Turpin, Jana Hamman, Io Makandal, Andrew Kayser, Black Koki, and Elizaveta Rukavishnikova-Mammes. Art Source South Africa, a Johannesburg-based visual arts consultancy, the professional services Art Source South Africa offers range from strategic management consulting for projects and businesses engaging with the sector, to individual career coaching and artist career management. Although not a gallery the consultancy is made up of dealers in contemporary SA art who have placed works in many corporate and museum collections, who have managed touring artist projects, and have curated exhibitions on national platforms. The company has collaborated with a many contemporary SA artists, a selection of whom Art Source South Africa ais excited to represent at TAF16. The investment-quality work showcased, will offer the visitor, the new buyer, and the serious collector a selection of artworks, mediums and price levels; artworks by established artists as well as younger artists gaining prominence. Featured artists include: Wilma Cruise, Keith Dietrich, Asanda Dredenik Kupa, Pauline Gutter, and Setlamorago Mashile The South African Print Gallery seeks to promote the language of printmaking, and to inspire a new generation of both artists and collectors. Artists such as Joshua Miles, Chris Diedericks, Connor Cullinan, and Theo Paul Vorster have created new works specifically for the Fair, this year. Those who love the

work of Joshua Miles can look forward to seeing a continuation of landscapes in the reduction woodcut medium, in addition to his linocuts and monoprints. Chris Diedericks has continued his Saddhu (Medicine Man) series with an edition of 10 large format screen prints in vibrant ‘pop’ colours. Works by Theo Paul Vorster include a selection from his recent series, titled Juxtaposed. The South African Print Gallery will also exhibit works by artists such as Bambo Sibiya, Pauline Gutter and Mongezi Nqapahyi, who offer an intriguing look into the range of the lithographic medium. A diverse range of etchings by Bevan de Wet, Gabriel Clark-Brown, Willem Boshoff and Andrew Munnik will be seen alongside those of South African Masters like Cecil Skotnes and Erik Laubscher. Artist Proof Studio is one of the leading printmaking studios that also provides a professional printmaking training programme to students from SA, as well as other African countries. Students who graduate from Artist Proof Studio’s programmes are featured in various exhibitions and art fairs – including TAF16. Many of these emerging artists grow to become established both locally and internationally. Through various platforms APS aims to develop audiences and inform first-time buyers about the value of investing in emerging printmakers. Since 2004, Fasken Below Left: John Vusi Mfupi, Collage on Paper Image courtesy of the artist and Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery

Right, top: Colleen Alborough, Facing Skeletons, Mixed Media. Image courtesy of the artist and outoftheCUBE Right, bottom: Wilma Cruise, Chit Chat, 2016, Mixed medium on paper. Image courtesy of the artist and Art Source South Africa

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Martineau has supported many emerging artists at APS through a patron programme, offering law seminars to artists and extending their support by sponsoring the APS booth at TAF. During TAF16, APS features top emerging printmakers, including students from the class of 2015. Featured emerging artists include: Kelebogile Masilo, Dzunisani Maluleke, Sifiso Temba, Alex Vosloo, Donald Makola, Jan Tshikhuthula, SizweKhoza, and Mario Soares. The outoftheCUBE@TAF16 exhibition, titled witness, features several exciting projects that emphasise the creative process. The four featured artists – Colleen Alborough, Janet Botes, Gwen Miller and Ciara Struwig - present work in various mediums, such as editioned digital prints, video, mixed media, traditional monoprints, and drawings. A series of state proofs/BATs from Tim Fould’s Print Shop will give insight into the artist’s intensive labour and self-critical thinking that lays behind the process of intaglio printmaking. An exquisite body of work from The Caversham Press’s Sthembiso Sibisi (1976 – 2006) reveals a short period in this artist’s life when he was able to focus intensely on aspects of his community

and culture through the medium of print. The new outoftheCUBE ‘art shop’ will be launched at TAF16, offering a virtual space for the resale of well-priced rare and classic South African visual art. Some of these gems will be available at the Fair. Emma Willemse’s internationally acknowledged 101 ways to long for a home will be performed in the Turbine installation space. Opening Preview Evening: Thursday 14th July (18h00 – 22h00) Public, Pensioners, Scholars & Students: Friday 15th July (10:00 – 20:00) General Public: Saturday 16th July (10:00 –18:00) & Sunday 17th July (10:00 –17:00) Ticket Costs: R100 Weekend passes: R200 Preview Evening: R500 To book: www.webtickets.co.za For more info: www.turbineartfair.co.za Top: Mario Soares, 5th Level, 2016, Etching Image courtesy of the artist and Artist Proof Studio.

Below: Theo Paul Vortser, Juxtaposed, 2016, Linocut. Image courtesy of the artist and the South African Print Gallery.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: FRANS SMIT JIMMY LAW CHRISTIAAN DIEDERICKS RUHAN JANSE VAN VUUREN VANESSA BERLEIN ALEXANDER KNOX LEANNE OLIVIER ELIZABETH BALCOMB SANDILE NZUZA DAVID THERON DANI BUCH CHRISTINA DE SANTANA TALITA STEYN ELLA CRONJE’

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Marc Chagall

7 July 1887 – 28 March 1985

Marc Chagall was born in Vitebsk, Russia. His father worked in a fish factory and his mother ran a grocery store. The artist attended local Jewish schools before attending the school of the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts, and studied briefly under famed Russian painter Leon Bakst. A devout Jew himself, Bakst encouraged Chagall to introduce Jewish imagery into his work - unpopular at this time given the Russian Empire’s hostilities. Chagall scraped by as a servant and sign painter before leaving for Paris in 1910. At the impressionable age of 23, speaking no French, Chagall aligned himself with the Cubists. Chagall fell in love with Bella Rosenfeld, who became his model and muse. The outbreak of World War I kept the couple in Russia and so the Bolshevik Revolution thrust Chagall into the political post of Commissar of Arts. When they eventually escaped to France, the Third Reich took hold of their region and burnt many of the artist’s paintings. In 1941, the Chagalls fled for their lives, to New York City. Chagall painted, printed, produced ceramics, mosaics, stained glass windows, costumes and set designs. . In 1977, he became one of only a few artists to ever exhibit at the Louvre while still alive. His handiwork decorates the Paris Opera House, the New York Metropolitan Opera House, the United Nations buildings and the Vatican.

Zanele Muholi

19 July 1972 –

Johannesburg-based visual artist Zanele Muholi was born in Umlazi, Durban. A selfproclaimed ‘visual activist’, she has worked as a manager, researcher, reporter and photojournalist for various lesbian/human rights organizations (some of which she founded, herself). Muholi’s self-proclaimed mission is “to re-write a black queer and trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of our resistance and existence at the height of hate crimes in SA and beyond”. For the past few years her fine art practice has functioned as an extension of the above-mentioned, representing herself and other members of the LGBTI community in film and photography. She originally studied Advanced Photography at the Market Photo Workshop in Newtown, Johannesburg, and in 2009 completed her Masters in Fine Art (Documentary Media) at Ryerson University, Toronto. Now, she trains and co-facilitates photography workshops for young women in townships and is an Honorary Professor at the University of the Arts/Hochschule für Künste Bremen. She has won numerous international awards for her art, featured in several significant international exhibitions, art fairs and film festivals.

Angus Taylor

21 July 1970 –

Angus van Zyl Taylor was born in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, to a journalist (father) and a painter (mother). After attending school in the Vaal Triangle, Taylor travelled the country and did service in the SA army. Partly for financial reasons, he started making sculptures out of local stone and earth. He then began incorporating perishable materials like thatch (and has even been known to use ancient techniques for binding earth using animal blood, egg and lime). While studying Fine Art at the University of Pretoria, Taylor won the PPC Young Sculptors Award and took over a bronze-casting foundry. By the time he graduated with honours in 1997 he had established his own foundry, Dionysus Sculpture Works, in the old foundry’s place. Here, he continues to cast his own work as well as work by the likes of Deborah Bell and Norman Catherine. With a foundry staff of 35, he nurtures young sculptors, involving them in large-scale commissions for the government and private sector. Taylor also teaches part-time at the University of Pretoria and acts as advisor to the Tshwane University of Technology. In 2005, the University of Pretoria presented him with an Alumni Laureate and in 2010 he was selected as the Aardklop festival artist.

Wayne Barker

27 July 1963 –

Barker was born and brought up in Pretoria. His father was an SA Airforce pilot, so the family grew up on the Valhalla military base. Barker was expelled from high school and ran away to learn woodcarving in Nature’s Valley. His father insisted he join the SA National Defence Force like 3 generations of Barkers before him, but it took only 2 weeks for Barker to convince his superiors there that he was mentally unfit for service. Upon his arrival home, Barker’s parents disowned him. Despite having a “sex, drugs and rock n roll” approach to life and art, Barker was awarded a diploma in Fine Art from the Pretoria Technikon in 1981, followed by a BA in Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) in 1984. He pursued postgraduate studies in Luminy, Marseille and then at the École des Beaux Arts. He went on to lecture at international symposiums, have his art featured on international fairs and in important retrospectives. He also won the Volkskas Atelier Award and co-founded the Famous International Gallery (1989 -1995), alongside Gunther Herbst and Morris La Mantia, which became an important platform for political and social subversion. Barker currently lives and works in Troyeville, Johannesburg, with his wife and two daughters. Since he has lived there for quite a time, he has been nicknamed “the Mayor of Troyeville”.

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Beatrix Potter

28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943

Helen Beatrix Potter was born in London, to wealthy, middle-class parents. Her father was a lawyer devoted to photography and art. Her mother was a skilled embroiderer and watercolourist. Family holidays to Scotland and England’s Lake District inspired Potter to paint illustrated picture letters to family and to her young friends. As a child, Potter kept a menagerie of insects and small animals, all of whom she loved to sketch - especially Benjamin Bouncer, the rabbit who inspired Potter’s most famous book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. In the late 1870s, Potter studied at the National Art Training School. Because of her sex, she was declined from scientific studies at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. Nevertheless, she became respected for her contribution to mycology (the study of fungi). Potter’s 23 books gained her recognition as one of the most beloved children’s authors of all time. She fell in love with her publisher Norman Warne, who tragically passed away one month after proposing to her. Eight years later, Potter married lawyer William Heelis. As she aged, Potter focused more and more on her farms. She was a successful sheep breeder and conservationist. Recently, children’s book editor Jo Hanks came across an unpublished manuscript by the author. The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots will be published before the end of 2016.

Jean Dubuffet

31 July 1901 – 12 May 1985

Jean Dubuffet was the son of a prosperous wine merchant in Le Havre, France. He left home at 17, failed to complete his art education at Paris’s Académie Julian, and wavered for years between painting and working in his father’s business. It was not until the age of 41 that Dubuffet devoted himself fully to painting. He became fascinated by the theories of Dr Hans Prinzhorn, who argued that it was primal instinct, not intellectualism that connects all living organisms. So inspired, Dubuffet studied the art of untrained children, asylum inmates and illiterate desert-dwellers. Dubuffet did not believe in the separation of the beautiful from the ugly, and declared that ugliness did not exist. By the mid-1940s, he had developed the reputation of an iconoclast. He experimented with musical instruments and non-musical sounds and created ambitious tableaux. When he painted he mixed his pigments with dirt and gravel, and declared that his principle tools were his fingers and spoons. In later years he borrowed the idea of ‘automatic drawing’ from the Surrealists in an attempt to create art directly from his subconscious. Dubuffet continued to be frantically prolific until his death at the age of 84.

THE ART TIMES WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE ALL MEMBERS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S VISUAL ART COMMUNITY BORN IN JULY, INCLUDING: 1 Jono Dry, Jane Eppel, Keith Dietrich | 2 Clementina van der Walt, Musha Neluheni | 3 Nic Sithole, Peter Wells | 5 Annali Dempsey, Cindy Britz | 6 James Hoets, Peter Mammes | 7 Stanley Pinker, Sandra Hanekom | 8 Ruth Simbao, Samuel Allerton, Gwen Miller, Ruth Prowse | 9 Nicolaas Maritz | 12 Charl Blignaut, Riaan van der Merwe | 15 Hanlie Kotze, Hester Hattingh | 17 Johan Myburg | 18 David Southwood, Liebet Marie Jooste, Katharine Jacobs | 19 Ben Coutouvidis | 20 Francois Krige | 21 Beezy Bailey | 22 Abri De Swardt, Shaun de Waal | 23 Hugo Naude, Hazel Friedman | 24 Lyndi Sales, Elgin Rust, Belinda Blignaut, Michael Wyeth, Shelley Adams | 25 Ian Hunter | 26 Kim Lieberman | 27 Dawid Ras, Jacki McInnes | 28 Vincent Bez, Stephen Errol Boyley | 31 Lebo Tlali, Gregoire Boonzaier, Grant Bayman

FAMOUS, INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS BORN IN JULY: 3 Tracey Emin | 6 Frida Kahlo de Rivera | 8 Serge Attukwei Clottey | 9 David Hockney | 10 Camille Pissarro | 11 James Abbott McNeill Whistler | 12 Amedeo Modigliani | 14 Gustav Klimt | 15 Rembrandt | 19 Edgar Degas | 20 Nam June Paik | 22 Alexander Calder | 23 Misheck Masamvu | 28 Marcel Duchamp | 29 Jenny Holzer | 30 Henry Moore Source Consulted: MARC CHAGALL: Marc Chagall. 2016. Jewish Virtual Library (Online). Available: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/chagall.html [2016, June 08]. | Marc Chagall Biography. 2016. Encyclopedia of World (Online). Available: http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ca-Ch/Chagall-Marc.html [2016, June 08]. | Wolf, Justin. 2016. Marc Chagall. The Art Story (Online). Available: http://www.theartstory.org/artistchagall-marc.htm [2016, June 08]. | ZANELE MUHOLI: Zanele Muholi. 2016. STEVENSON (Online). Available: http://stevenson.info/artist/zanele-muholi/biography [2016, June 08]. | Zanele Muholi Biography. 2014. Masasam (Online). Available: http://masasam.com/?q=eng/biography-zanele-muholi [2016, June 08]. | ANGUS TAYLOR: Angus Taylor (1970 - ). 2012. Everard Read Cape Town (Online). Available: http://angustaylor.everard-read.co.za/ capetown/?m=1&idkey=517 [2016, June 08]. | Biography Angus Taylor. 2016. Everard Read Cape Town (Online). Available: http://staging.everard-read-capetown.co.za/artist/ANGUS_TAYLOR/biography/ [2016, June 08]. | Froud, Gordon. 2011. Artist Profile. Angus Taylor (Online). Available: http://www.angustaylor.co.za/profile.html [2016, June 08]. | WAYNE BARKER: Biography. 2015. Wayne Barker (Online). Available: http://www.waynebarker.net/ biography/[2016, June 08]. | Wayne Cahill Barker (1963 - ). 2015. Everard Read Johannesburg (Online). Available: http://waynebarker.everard-read.co.za/johannesburg/?m=1&idkey=516 [2016, June 08]. | BEATRIX POTTER: Beatrix Potter Biography. 2016. Biography.com (Online). Available: http://www.biography.com/people/beatrix-potter-9445208#synopsis [2016, June 08]. | Biography Beatrix Potter. 2016. Biography Online (Online). Available: http://www.biographyonline.net/writers/beatrix-potter.html [2016, June 08]. | Lear, Linda. 2007. Beatrix Potter Biography. Beatrix Potter – A Life in Nature (Online). Available: http://www.bpotter.com/StoryPart1.aspx [2016, June 08]. | JEAN DUBUFFET: Borteh, Larissa. 2016.Jean Dubuffet. The Art Story (Online). Available: http://www.theartstory.org/artist-dubuffet-jean.htm [2016, June 08]. | Jean Dubuffet. 2016. Richard L. Feigen & Co. (Online). Available: http://www.rlfeigen.com/artists/jean-dubuffet [2016, June 08]. | Editor’s Note: All content is appropriated from its source and includes elaboration for the sake of enrichment.

SA Print Gallery: 100 Years of Great Fine Art Print Investment The SA Print Gallery (SAPG) is the first exclusive fine art print dealership to promote the appreciation and dynamic investment value of SA limited editioned fine art prints. Over the last 100 years, South African Printmaking has come into its own – as a strong stand-alone medium with an inspired, highly-evolved language created by artists with rich and diverse cultural backgrounds. Our unique SAPG philosophy is that we look at each fine art print individually and value the print according to its contribution or inspiration to the language of SA Fine Art Printmaking. The SAPG (Est. 2009) is a pioneer gallery with over 40 years of experience, and although we have a way to go in terms of unlocking the full value of SA Fine Art Printmaking, it’s a journey that we would love to share with you. Collectors who love fine art enjoy that they belong to an exclusive few that share the same limited editioned printed image – made by the same great hand and mind of an artist. Because of our print specialization – our price reading on quality prints provide greater investment understanding – both in terms of quality of print and higher art investment returns on smaller amounts of money and risk. Read more about our beautiful fine art investment prints at : www.printgallery.co.za

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Riebeek Valley’s Pioneering New Art Event Solo Studios 29 – 31 July 2016 A unique, new art event offers a rare opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the world-class artistic community that has made the Riebeek Valley its home.

Solly Smook

Riaan van Zyl

Solo Studios is a collaboration between artists, art curators and galleries based in the area, created to provide an opportunity for art-lovers to visit artists in their studios and purchase their works. Klaus Piprek, the organiser and overall driving force behind Solo Studios says, “It has been conceptualised to be an intimate, personal and exclusive art encounter that allows people the rare opportunity to meet these highly talented artists ‘at the coal face’, so to speak.” “Visitors are encouraged to stay in the Valley over the weekend, during which time they can directly engage with the participating artists in their personal workspaces; admire the group exhibitions in the galleries; and experience The People’s Gallery, a ‘pop-up’ platform for emerging talent.” Participating artists include: Tamlin Blake, Solly Smook, Andre van Vuuren, Gordon Williams, Riaan van Zyl, Claudia Gurwitz, Garth Meyer, Basil Friedlander, Jenny Parsons, Greta MacMahon, Li Nepgen, Emma Willemse and Leila Fanner – all of

Claudia Gurwitz

whom are based in the Riebeek Valley. Galleries from the valley that are also participating are The Gallery, Pictorex Photographic Gallery, Sulger-Buel Lovell, and The People’s Gallery.

Jenny Parsons

“From established, internationally acclaimed artists, to the emerging talent and aspiring artists from disadvantaged communities, Solo Studios is an inclusive initiative, designed to sustainably benefit the Riebeek Valley community as a whole.”

The People’s Gallery is a community outreach initiative whereby visitors will be able to view and purchase works by artists from the local, disadvantaged communities. A percentage of the proceeds from Solo Studios will go to the Arts Development Trust which has been set up to facilitate a sustainable, ongoing growth programme for The People’s Gallery. “We have some incredible talent in the disadvantaged communities in the Riebeek Valley and due to their circumstances it is almost impossible for them to gain an audience and market for their art work. The People’s Gallery, and the Arts Development Trust that Solo Studios will be supporting, provides a platform for these artists to grow their careers and improve their circumstances”, says Piprek.

Fringe festivities will take place at the Village Hub in and around Short Street and will showcase some of the artisanal skills that the valley has to offer – including wine, craft beer, music, olives, freshly roasted coffee and light meals. Visitors can mingle with the locals and generally experience small village life in a casual and offbeat encounter that is sure to lighten the mood. A limited number of tickets are available and prebooking is essential. To purchase tickets or to find out more about Solo Studios, visit www.solostudios. co.za or contact Klaus Piprek on 074 209 6838, or via email at klaus@solostudios.co.za

Acclaimed artist and founder of Makiwa Galleries, Makiwa Mutomba was born in Zimbabwe and currently resides in South Africa. Since his first arrival in South Africa in 2001, his works have become highly collectible, appreciating in value each year. Makiwa masterfully captures human emotion in all its subtle variations, with just a few nimble strokes of the palette knife, enlivening his subjects, both human and non-human in an unrivalled technique. Unafraid of colour, he admits, “paintings can be intensely coloured and ‘happy’ and still be great art; it’s not a must for great art to be always grey and contemplative, or sad. Good drawing is more important than colour itself. I paint in near-darkness, so the fact that my colours are so intense is probably because I am neither seeing much colour, nor thinking much about colour at all.” In June this year, Makiwa opened his third gallery at the Centre Du Franschhoek, the second Makiwa Gallery in Franschhoek (the first one is located at Place Vendome Centre). The very first Makiwa Gallery was opened in 2014 in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks near Durban, a destination highly favoured by sophisticated international and local visitors. Apart from Makiwa’s works, fine art collectors and art lovers will discover artworks from other carefully selected South African artists in Makiwa Galleries. These well-established painters and sculptors currently include: Marlien van Heerden, Tony De Freitas, Llewellyn Owen Davies, Sarah Richards, Royalene, Elbe van Rooyen, Ian Hertslet, Anton Gericke and Nicole Pletts. 14

Self-portrait of Makiwa Mutomba

Gallerist & Artist, Makiwa Mutomba

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Andre van Vuuren, “Venice” 2016


Untitled (Freedom Charter), 2009

Faith47 On the corner of Grey and New Market, an angel lay weeping over the remains of the altar before her...

By Lyn Holm As the struggle for freedom from Apartheid came to a head early in the year 1950, the ANC and its allies invited every resident of South Africa to record their demands of how the country should serve its people. These demands were then collated into a clear statement known as the Freedom Charter. This document was a powerful tool in unifying the Congress of the People (the allied forces) and it became a shared mandate in the fight against social and economic injustice. This is the account of the document’s history retold by South African History Online. In a collaborative project that ran from 2009 to 2011, Faith47produced thirteen graffiti works about the Freedom Charter, while Rowan Pybus concurrently produced a video that both documented the graffiti works’ progress and illustrated their relevance. When recently asked about the project via email correspondence (16 June 2016), Faith47 explained how it came into being: “At that time (2009/2010), the country had hit a point where the original ethos of the ANC had all but disintegrated and long since been replaced by a full neoliberal agenda. The country’s cherished Freedom Charter document, which formed the backbone of our constitution, had been thrown to the side. I had the urge to echo these (sic) fundamental aims of the charter into the present day South Africa; begging the passer-by to reflect on the trajectory we are taking 16

while also reflecting my own despondency about the situation in a somewhat constructive manner.” Her statement was actualised in varying degrees of subtlety, through painting lines from the Freedom Charter in appropriate places all over Cape Town and Johannesburg. For instance, ‘The People shall Govern’ was painted hyper-publically in Johannesburg’s busy Market Street, in large letters on a multi-storey building. ‘The People Shall Share in The Country’s Wealth’ was boldly emblazoned on a highway-facing wall outside of Khayelitsha – to Faith47’s mind “a place that speaks very loudly about the wealth inequalities” of Cape Town, as she mentioned at the 2011 Design Indaba. She painted ‘Rest, Leisure & Recreation shall be the right of all’ on a pillar supporting the bridge in Newtown, where a large community of homeless people regularly sleep. She included the words ‘The doors of Culture & Learning shall be opened” on an unimportant, old school desk, at an unremarkable school. Shown in Pybus’ video, previously disadvantaged members of society (or the children thereof) held up an old picture frame containing the words :“South Africa belongs to those who live in it” Various superfluous elements of this project can be thought tiresome or clumsy but there is, however, one piece that stands out in its poignancy. This specific piece is has been identified as one of the South Africa’s 100 greatest artworks to date, because it ties the whole concept of this significant series into a single visual entity. Only recently, it was removed from public view. On the corner of Grey and New Market, an angel lay weeping over the remains of the altar before her. She was placed on a run-down part of the main drag in Woodstock – a suburb desperately trying to gentrify, but still largely unchanged from the way it looked fifty-nine years previously. As observed by Faith47 in 2009, little had effectively been rejuvenated since the drafting of the Freedom Charter. Like a damaged Ark of the Covenant, the holiest symbol of the Christian faith, the angel’s altar symbolised a new administration barely holding ‘it’ together, still waiting for the demands of the Freedom Charter to be met in their entirety. It has now been sixty-six years, and we are still waiting. All artwork photos by Rowan Pybus Sources consulted: Congress of the People and the Freedom Charter. 2011. South African History Online (Online). Available: http://www.sahistory.org.za/ article/congress-people-and-freedom-charter [2016, June 22]. | faith47 the freedom charter – 2011, 2011. Online Video. Directed by Rowan Pybus. Available: http://faith47.com/the-freedom-charter-street-art/ [2016, June 22]. | Wooster Collective and Faith47 on street art, 2011. Online video. Uploaded by Design Indaba. Available: http://www.designindaba.com/videos/conference-talks/ wooster-collective-and-faith47-street-art [2016, June 22].

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At Turbine Art Fair 2016: Frans Smit, After Rembrandt, Mixed media. Image courtesy of the artist and DF Contemporary.


Hennie Senior An artist whose oeuvre esteems humility – capturing the everyday with both sincerity and vibrance At the end of July 2016, a substantial exhibition of works by Hennie Niemann Senior will be opened at Stellenbosch Art Gallery. Niemann was born in 1941 and had a quiet, middle-class childhood. He grew up quite independently as the only boy among four sisters. He always had an intense interest in art, as a child spending hours looking at framed works in shop windows, and pictures in school library books. Even then, he experimented extensively with the media available to him, sometimes even drew on the back of cereal boxes. His friends would often find him surrounded by containers of turpentine, linseed oil, paint and brushes – so he earned the nickname “Modderpotjies”. Niemann also showed a great love for sport so, at age twelve, became the youngest entrant in the Naval Hill Race. He qualified as a teacher in 1964, but after 19 years decided to move to Onrus to pursue a full time career as an artist. Gregoire Boonzaier showed an interest in his work, and encouraged Niemann through correspondence. In Onrus, Niemann became Boonzaier’s neighbour and painting partner. Side by side, they captured scenery and still lifes. To this day, Boonzaier’s influence is noticeable in some of Niemann’s works. Early in his career, Niemann studied Pieter Wenning and discovered the French Impressionists, like Monet and Vuillard. Shortly after that, the work of Flemish Expressionists like Constant Permeke, and Gustave de Smet began to make impact on his art. Works by Max Pechstein and Otto Mueller continued to inspire him. Father Claerhout also made a huge impact on him. During Niemann’s time as a teacher at Tweespruit Agricultural School, he became very good friends with Claerhout, whose generous attitude and humble demeanour guide Niemann’s life, to this day. What is perhaps most extraordinary about Niemann’s work is his ability to paint in many different styles and genres. Over his artistic career, Niemann has also developed a reputation for his still lifes and his abstract compositions. His harvesting scenes capture labourers in action under the harsh African sun, gathering kelp, potatoes, tomatoes, onions and pumpkins. A favourite subject for him to paint or sketch in bistre, beautiful scenery enhances the poetry of the harvesting dance. For the simplicity of his compositions, the economy of his brushstrokes and his empathetic approach to subject matter, Hennie Niemann Senior has established a vast following of local collectors, and has work entered into some very substantial private, international collections. An exhibition of the artist’s work will open at Stellenbosch Art Gallery, 34 Ryneveld Street, on Saturday 30th July 2016 at 11 am. The exhibition will be opened by Former-minister Kraai van Niekerk Hennie Niemann’s first book will be launched at this event – the first book ever written about the artist’s life and his paintings through the years. Collections of Niemann’s paintings would not be complete without either the standard and leather-bound version of the book; available for purchase at Stellenbosch Art Gallery. 18

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Teresa Decinti has made a name for herself as a landscape artist. Her watercolours and oils režect a distinct af½nity with the mountains of the Western Cape. She successfully juxtaposes dramatic mountain scenery with the gentler features of cultivated lands and historical buildings in the valleys below. Her unfailing feeling for colour expresses the moods and seasons of the landscapes in exquisite nuances. Travels throughout South Africa and Italy inspire subject matters such as her Kalahari and Karoo landscapes, wildlife and scenes from Italy. Teresa holds a BA Fine Art degree (1989) from the University of Pretoria. Her work can be found in many collections both in South Africa and overseas.

3 Eikehoff, Church Street, Stellenbosch www.teresadecinti.com teresa@decinti.it 082 432 5188


New Spaces for Contemporary Art THE DONALD GREIG GALLERY After six memorable years at 14 West Quay Road, The Donald Greig Gallery will soon be gracing exciting new premises at Number 1 Coode Crescent, Port of Cape Town. The gallery is proud that it will be in close proximity to the V&A Waterfront’s new cultural institution – the highly anticipated Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa; honoured to soon be in the vicinity of both the Historical Grain Silos and in the Ocean Liner Terminal. The newfound premises will include: - The HARBOUR GALLERY: Displaying a wide collection of artwork, focusing on sculpture. - 3D ECHO TECH: A company that uses cutting edge technology to accurately scan and scale sculptures; concentrating on large monumental pieces for the African continent. Their biggest sculpture to date is the 9 metre Mandela sculpture overlooking the Union Building Terraces. - The BRONZE AGE FOUNDRY: Sculpture Casting Services, owned by the Knight Brothers, will be joining forces with Otto du Plessis’ Bronze Age Foundry, thus making their combined industry the largest bronze-pouring foundry group in Africa – spanning an enormous 1,600 metres squared. Besides casting in bronze, the foundry group will be casting in stainless steel and possibly in various other ferrous metals. - THE DONALD GREIG GALLERY: In a converted ‘Old Port Building’, a state-of-the-art, contemporary New York-style warehouse has been built set up to showcase Donald Greig’s work. His sculptures range from small to life-size bronzes. To celebrate the opening of the new premises, Donald Greig will be launching some of his latest pieces. Donald Greig and his team look forward to welcoming you to their momentous new space.

ST. LORIENT FASHION & ART GALLERY St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery is a very unique gallery, housing a fusion of fashion and art. Owner and director, Lucy Anastasiadis is pleased to announce that a second gallery space has been created in St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery’s iconic building on the Brooklyn Circle Pretoria, as an extension of the original gallery. In THE VIEWING ROOM’s inaugural exhibition, works of promising emerging artist Ilandi Barkhuizen are exhibited together with those by established Pretoria artists, Andre Prinsloo and Sybrand Wiechers. July 2016 presents the 8th year of St.Lorient’s iconic rooftop sculpture exhibition – an annual event that has become an important part of Pretoria’s arts calendar. This year’s ROOFTOP VIII – “Beyond the Limit” will showcase sculpture suitable for the outdoors, with the inclusion of glass sculptures in The Viewing Room (all three exhibitions opening on the 24th July 2016). For this exhibition, artists re-imagine everyday objects as over-sized pieces. Works by Cape Town-based artist Tay Dall will be presented concurrently, in the Main Gallery. Top: Sculptures by Donald Greig Left: Sculpture by Sybrand Wiechers

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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: Margot Hattingh THE CAPE GALLERY

Open Mon - fri: 9h30 - 17h00 Sat: 10h00 - 14h00 27 21 423 5309 cgallery@mweb.co.za www.capegallery.co.za

A Group Exhibition: 23rd JULY - 23rd AUGUST ‘16 Bordeaux Street | Tel: 082 819 7627 | art@moorgalleryfranschhoek.co.za www.moorgalleryfranschhoek.co.za


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Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum The Visionary Brusher Game, Solo exhibition by Janine Allen, 12/07/2016 till 21/08/2016, From Crane Flies to Cameos, Solo exhibition by Elrie Joubert, 12/07/2016 till 21/08/2016, 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 Art and Wine Gallery We offer Art and Wine lovers the best opportunity in the Free State to experience the widest range of top quality wine and unique artwork by established artists at the best prices, Clarens, T. 058 2561298, anton@artandwine. co.za, www.artandwine.co.za

East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery East London Festival, A mini arts festival to be held in East London which include drama at the Guild Theater, tours, exhibitions and craft stalls at the East London Museum and exhibitions, workshops and a walk-about of the Ann Bryant Art Gallery and its permanent collection, 15 - 17 July 2016, Southernwood, T. 043 7224044, annbryant@intekom.co.za, www.annbryant.co.za

Richard Rennie Art Gallery Watercolour or Oil Landscapes, Richard Rennie Gallery in Clarens has the largest selection of Richard Rennie Watercolour landscapes and Oil Landscapes in many styles from Real through Modern to Abstract. 275 Main St, Clarens, johan@lindley.co.za, richardrenniegallery. webs.com

Gauteng Johannesburg Absa Art Gallery 2016 Barclays L’Atelier art competition, The prestigious 2016 Barclays L’Atelier, the contemporary art competition that rewards visual artists with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop their talents abroad, will announce the winner on Wednesday 13 July 2016, 13/07/2016 till 31/08/2016. ABSA Towers North, 161 Main Road, Johannesburg, T. 011 3505139, paulbay@absa.co.za, www.absa.co.za/Absacoza/ About-Absa/Absa-Bank/Attractions/Absa-Gallery

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

Port Elizabeth ArtEC - EPSAC Community Art Centre artEC is a non profit organisation and Community Art Centre, set up for the advancement of the Visual Arts and Art Craftsmanship. 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/ Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Yeyethu, Sonke: This belongs to all of us, From the Permanent Collection, 22/06/2016 till 30/09/2016, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000, artmuseum@mandelametro.gov.za, www.artmuseum.co.za

Alice Art Gallery Christelle Pretorius, Her style leans more towards naturalism, 09/07/2016 till 10/07/2016, O Griet, Children’s stories inspires her work, 16/07/2016 till 17/07/2016, Monique van Wyk, My latest works are inspired by Africa’s dark clouds and bright colours, 23/07/2016 till 24/07/2016, Roodepoort, T. 011 9581392, info@ aliceart.co.za, www.aliceart.co.za

Crouse Art Gallery Crouse Art Gallery showcases South Africa’s well-known Old Masters, Bronzes, Sculptures, and limited edition books. Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, Hennie Niemann, Chris Tugwell, Andre de Beer and many more. Valuation, Sale and Re-Sale of Investment Art, Florida, T. 011 6723821, suzette. crouse@telkomsa.net, www.facebook.com/crouse. art/timeline Everard Read Between rot and genesis, Michael MacGarry, 07/07/2016 till 06/08/2016, 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 Gallery 2 Passage, Karin Daymond, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Delene Human, 11/06/2016 till 23/07/2016, Parkwood, T. 011 4470155/98, info@ gallery2.co.za, www.gallery2.co.za Goodman Gallery New Revolutions, The exhibition includes prominent international and African artists – each part of the Goodman Gallery’s history, present and future – engaging with the idea of perpetual change, alternative independent movements and the reinvigorating of ideology based upon mutable historical realities, ends 06/07/2016, Parkview, T. 011 7881113, matthew@goodman-gallery.com, www.goodman-gallery.com Graham’s Fine Art Gallery Exhibits a significant collection of important South African artists such as Stern, Pierneef, Sekoto, Laubser, Preller, Battiss, Pinker and Hodgins; as well as contemporary artists such as Jan Neethling, Norman Catherine and Bronwen Findlay, Bryanston, T. 011 463 7869, graham@grahamsgallery.co.za, www. grahamsgallery.co.za In Toto Gallery Biophilia, Gawie Joubert, 28/07/2016 till 29/09/2016, Birdhaven, T. 011 447 6543, megan@intotogallery.co.za, www. intotogallery.co.za Johannesburg Art Gallery Bleek, Richardt Strydom, 15/05/2016 till 14/08/2016, Free From My Happiness, Sibusiso Bheka, Tshepiso Mazibuko & Lindokuhle Sobekwa, 15/05/2016 till 14/08/2016, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130, TinyM@joburg.org. za, www.facebook.com/FriendsofJAG Lizamore & Associates Gallery Orda716, Kilmany-Jo Liversage, 30/06/2016 till 23/07/2016, Stages of separation and attachments, Uwe Pfaff, 30/06/2016 till 23/07/2016, Parkwood, T. 011 880 8802, suen@lizamore.co.za, www.lizamore.co.za

Artist Proof Studio Nos Encontramos Casa Longe De Casa (We found a home away from home), Exibition of prints by Mario Soares and Sizwe Khoza, opens 28/07/2016, Newtown, T. 011 4921278, admin@artistproofstudio.co.za, www. artistproofstudio.co.za/home-3

CIRCA on Jellicoe The song of the chicotte, Blessing Ngobeni, 07/07/2016 till 06/08/2016, 2 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard.co.za, www.circaonjellicoe.co.za

Sanlam Art Lounge Landscape & Still Life: A Selection of works from the Sanlam Art Collection, 1843 – the present, 02/05/2016 till 20/08/2016, 6th Floor, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, T. 011 7786210, Stefan.Hundt@sanlam.co.za, www.sanlam.co.za Springs Art Gallery We encourage artists to book space, SAG shows a variety of art forms, reflecting the cultural diversity of South Africa. We ask that all artists wishing to exhibit at SAG submit a proposal. We encourage artists to book space for an exhibition of completed works, or to book in advance and work towards completing a series of work, 01/06/2016 till 31/07/2016, Springs CBD, T. 011 999 8726/7, Thabo.Sekoaila@ekurhuleni.gov. za, www.artmap.co.za/568/springs+art+gallery Stevenson Kermang Wa Lehulere, 09/06/2016 till 15/07/2016, Braamfontein, T 011 4031055/1908, jhb@stevenson.info, www.stevenson.info Standard Bank Art Gallery Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning, The first Matisse exhibition in Africa, 13/07/2016 till 17/09/2016, 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 UJ Art Gallery Nothing Set in Stone, In a series of drawings and sculptures, Carl Jeppe and Lwandiso Njara address questions of changing socio-cultural constructs in terms of technology, expanding global relationships and exchange, 29/06/2016 till 27/07/2016, APK Campus, Auckland Park. T. 011 5592099, jag@joburg.org.za, www.uj.ac.za/ faculties/fada/UJ-Arts-and-Culture/UJ-Art-Gallery

Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery Phillip Mabote: Hunting for Lost Memories, 30/06 till 13/07/2016, 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

outoftheCUBE@KKNK 2016 ootc@TAF16 … Please visit our exciting exhibition, ‘witness’, at TAF16, stand BM8. We will be showcasing the work of 4 contemporary artists: Colleen Alborough, Janet Botes, Gwen Miller & Ciara Struwig. There will be other exciting project pieces to see & classic works for sale! Seen here, ‘Self Portrait II’, an archival pigment print by Ciara Struwig. www.outofthecube.co.za > archive > artists > Ciara Struwig

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Pretoria Association of Arts Pretoria Philip Badenhorst, New earthenware ceramics, 01/07/2016 till 20/07/2016, Sculpted Ceramics, Robert Wagener, 03/07/2016 till 30/07/2016, An impetus to paint, Margaret Gradwell, 08/07/2016 till 03/08/2016, Verwysingsspraak, Willem Truter, 15/07/2016 till 03/08/2016, Nieuw Muckleneuk, T. 012 3463100, artspta@mweb.co.za, www.artsassociationpta.co.za Centurion Art Gallery The Centurion Art Gallery is a commercial satellite of the Pretoria Art Museum. Opening times are Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm; Closed on weekends and public holidays, Lyttelton Manor, T. 012 3583477, artg@tshwane.gov.za, www.tshwane.gov.za/sites/tourism/Arts-Cultureand-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 Pretoria Art Museum CANSA Hope Art Exhibiton, This is the third CANSA exhibition held at the Pretoria Art Museum. Participating artists are Adriaan Diedericks, Imiso, Marthinus Höll, Magriet van Loggerenberg, to name a few. CANSA receives 20% of sales, 11/05/2016 till 19/06/2016, Block A, Thokoza Women’s Hostel, Angela Buckland’s Block A, Thokoza Women’s Hostel is a poignant installation of photographic works that reflect the lives of young and elderly women who inhabit Durban’s oldest female hostel. ends 26/06/2016, Arcadia, Pretoria, T.012 3586750, art.museum@ tshwane.gov.za, www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za

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KZ Natal Ballito Imbizo Gallery Christine Lamberth Exhibition in Ballito, All art lovers are welcome to join us at the opening of Christine Lamberth’s latest exhibition at Imbizo Gallery in Ballito. Enjoy a glass of wine and get a chance to chat to this highly talented artist and photographer – Christine will be in attendance, 15/06/2016 till 31/06/2016, Ballito, T. 032 9461937, info@imbizogallery.co.za, www. imbizogallery.com

Durban Artspace Durban Bakken Views, Photographic landscapes of North Dakota by Meghan Kirkwood, 30/07/2016 till 18/07/2016, KwaZulu-Natal, T. 031 3120793, info@artspace-durban.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 Echoes In Clay, 43rd annual regional showcase exhibition by members of the Southern African Ceramic Association, KZN region. Exciting new work from some of the finest ceramic artists in the region, including Trayci Tompkins, Maggie Matthews, Corrie Hook, Lynette Morris-Hale, Karuni Naidoo, Frank Nthunya and more, 28/06/2016 till 17/07/2016, T. 031 2771705, gallery@kznsagallery. co.za, www.kznsagallery.co.za

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

Umhlanga Rocks Makiwa Gallery Makiwa Gallery for Fine Art Umhlanga, Fine Art for discerning art lovers including renowned artist Makiwa Mutomba including other artists, Llewellyn Owen Davies, Tony De Freitas, Marlien van Heerden, Anton Gericke, Royalene, Coral Spencer, Nicole Pletts, Ian Hertslet, Elbe van Rooyen, Sarah Richards, Brendan Broedelet, Kobus Nel, 01/07/2016 till 31/07/2016, Umhlanga Rocks, T. 031 5611194, info@makiwagalleries.com, www.makiwagalleries. com/artists-umhlanga-gallery Gallery Umhlanga Framing specialist, Umhlanga, T. 031 5612199, info@thegallery-umhlanga.com, www.theGallery-Umhlanga.com

Limpopo Hoedspruit Imbizo Gallery Our Winter Exhibition, Some new exciting art especially for our Winter Exhibition, which runs for the month of July. All welcome to view Christine Lambert’s charcoal art. Two pieces been tastefully framed, and there are limited edition prints available. See also the latest works of our local resident artist Vanessa Lomas, 01/07/2016 till 31/07/2016, Hoedspruit Central, T. 087 808 2826, kruger@imbizogallery.co.za, www.imbizogallery.com

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St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery We have three (3) exhibitions opening on the same day: 24 July 2016 with the St. Lorient Art Gallery: Rooftop VIII -”Beyond the limit” 24/07/2016 till 29/10/2016 Sculptural Glass -”Beyond the limit” and Tay Dall Solo Exhibition 24/07/2016 till 31/08/2016 UNISA Art Gallery UNISA Permanant Art Collection, The UNISA Art Gallery aims to provide quality, innovative, relevant and socially engaged visual art experience within the education and research context, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria, T. 012 4415683, mkhonbw@unisa.ac.za, www.unisa. ac.za/gallery

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Carnegie Art Gallery Carnegie Art Gallery is a public art museum situated in the Central business district of Newcastle, KZN. Its collection includes contemporary paintings, sculptures, ceramics, fibre art, beadwork, weaving and wooden carvings by critically acclaimed and recognised South African artists, Newcastle, KZN, T. 034 3287622, Phumzile. Dlamini@newcastle.gov.za, www.carnegie-art. co.za

Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery KZN Midlands Matric Art Exhibition 2016, The annual exhibition of art work produced by matriculants in Midlands schools offering art is always eagerly anticipated. This year 17 schools will participate. Art educators encourage their students to be innovative, and as always there are a number of surprises in this year’s selection., 10/05/2016 till10/07/2016, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801, brendan.bell@msunduzi.gov.za, www.tatham.org.za The Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery at Butterflies for Africa, Hennie Niemann, Hennie Niemann started his professional career as an artist in 1983 drawing inspiration from the Fynbos pickers and fisherman. He paints in oils and uses strong colours to give expression to the African light. This exhibition is a tribute to his work and incorporates his newer abstract scenes, 01/06/2016 till 31/07/2016, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3871356, art@butterflies. co.za, www.artsales.co.za

Graskop Le Gallerie Restoration, Maria Koch, By appointment only, Graskop, T. 013 7671093, le_ gallerie@mweb.co.za, www.legallerie.co.za

White River The Artists’ Press One of the largest and most vibrant community and professional printmaking facilities in Southern Africa, Waterfield Farm near White River. T. 013 7513225, mark@artistspress. co.za, www.artprintsa.com The Loop Art Foundry & Sculpture Gallery A collaboration and network for the avid art patron and collector as well as a full service facility for the artist. White River, T. 013 7582409, theloop@ worldonline.co.za, www.tlafoundry.co.za The White River Gallery The Chicken Challenge, Fund raising exhibition of decorated paper mache chickens in aid of GRIP, 16/06/2016 to 18/07/2016, White River, C. 083 6758833, art@ whiterivergallery.co.za, www.whiterivergallery.co.za

Northern Cape Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery Contemporary South African Ceramics, Contemporary South African Ceramics as part of the gallery’s permanent collection. Ongoing, Civic Centre, T. 053 831 1724/5, kirsten@whag.co.za, www.whag.co.za

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

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, ends 31/07/2016, Lichtenburg/Welgevonden Farm Coligny, C. 082 8538621, jonelscholtz@truenw. co.za, www.jonelscholtz.co.za/Home/

Potchefstroom North-West University Gallery Albus and Foreign Nationals, “Albus” by Justin Dingwall and “Foreign Nationals by Aldo Brincat., Ongoing, Potchefstroom, North-West University, T. 018 2994341, gallery@ nwu.ac.za, www.nwu.ac.za/nwugallery

Western Cape Cape Town Artvark Gallery New works, New paintings by Hein Botha (well known for his range of commemorative postage stamps including the South African definitive stamp series featuring succulent plants.) New charcoal, mixed media drawings by Frans Mulder, 01/06/2016 till 01/08/2016, Kalk Bay, T. 021 788 5584, artvark@iafrica.com, www.artvark.org/ Agapanthus Exhibiting photographs by Krisjan Rossouw and fine tribal artefacts from Cameroon, 01/07/2016 till 31/07/2016, Kalk Bay, T 021 7883187, info@agapanthus.capetown, www. facebook.com/Agapanthus-1685648945005941/ 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 Barnard Gallery nano-, A group exhibition made up entirely of works smaller than 40 x 40 cm, 19/07/2016 till 16/08/2016, 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

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South African Print Gallery Casa Labia: Theo Paul Vorster “Juxtaposed” Artist: Theo Paul Vorster Title: Bewildering Medium: Linocut Price: R 3 600

Die Kunskamer (Established in 1971) Celebrating 44 years in SA Art, Fresnaye, Sea Point, Cape Town., T. 021 4349529, info@kunskamer.co.za, ww w.diekunskamer.co.za Eatwell Gallery Artist Studio, Lynne-Marie Eatw ell, Eric Oswald Eatwell and Mags Eatwell, 01/07/2016 till 30/07/2016, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767, toonlynne@gmail.com, www.eatwellgallery.com EBONY/Curated Mirror Complex, A Solo Show of Collages and Paintings, 07/07/2016 till 02/08/2016,CBD, T. 021 4249985, info@ ebonycurated.com, www.ebonycurated.com 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 Design & Art Optical Diversion, An exhibition that explores the trends and mysteries of abstraction in contemporary African art. Featured artists include; Asanda Kupa James de Villiers Zarah Cassim Mark Rautenbach Catherine O’Cholla Albert Coertse, 05/05/2016 till 31/07/2016, Charting, An inaugural exhibition curated by Andrew Lamprecht, 07/07/2016 till 27/08/2016 Cape Town, T. 021 4220327, admin@eclecticadesignandart.co.za, www.eclecticadesignandart.co.za

DF Contemporary Artemisia Main gallery: Julia Hango, Nelsa Guambe, Christina de Santana, Olga Iwogo, Julia Brewis, Roxanne Bredenkamp, Sarfaa Kasiem, Lady Skollie , Ileneí Bothma, Poorvi Bhana, Leanne Olivier, Karla Nixon, Sally Berg, Elize Vosgatter, Vanessa Berlein 083 564 1035 / ella@dfcontemporary.co.za / www.dfcontemporary.co.za

Gallery F Specializing in Black and White photography, Cape Town, T. 021 4234423, gavin@ galleryf.co.za, www.galleryf.co.za Gallery MOMO Paradoxal Stranger, A group exhibition of local and international artists working in the medium of video. The exhibition marks the continuation of the gallery’s commitment to actively engage with the growing medium of video art in South Africa, 15/06/2016 till 30/07/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 4245150, ingrid@gallerymomo.com, www. gallerymomo.com/ Goodman Gallery New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50, Group Show, 02/06/2016 till 06/07/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4627567, matthew@goodman-gallery.com, www.goodmangallery.com 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, Jimmy Law, Nicole Pletts, Kelly John Gough, Cornelia Stoop and Rory Bullock amongst many othersCape TownT. 021 4247169di@ g2art.co.zawww.g2art.co.za/contact-us/

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Heather Auer Art Gallery Quayside Centre c/n Wharf & St George’s St Simon’s Town 7975 +27 (0)21 7861309 +27 (0)21 7827321 0827792695 0828289203 info@heatherauer.com www.heatherauer.com

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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

Johans Borman Fine Art Currently showing a selection of works by SA Masters including Erik Laubscher, Walter Battiss, Cecil Skotnes, Ezrom Legae and Piet van Heerden, as well as works by contemporary artists such as Owusu-Ankomah, Jaco Sieberhagen, Marlene von Dürckheim, Anthony Lane, Georgia Lane and Richard Mudariki, Newlands, T. 021 6836863, art@johansborman.co.za, www. johansborman.co.za Kalk Bay Modern 40 Years/40 Faces, A gallery of Portraits: An Exhibition of new portrait paintings by Nicolaas Maritz opening Saturday 23 July 11am, 23/07/2016 till 2 7/08/2016, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7886571, kbmodern@iafrica.com, www. kalkbaymodern.co.za/ Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Sculpture Studio and Fine Arts Foundry, Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Chris Bladen, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, C. 073 1807209, ignoblis@iafrica. com, Leonardo da Vinci Gallery Catalyst : Fast co-exist, reflexion 2016, at Roche & Bobois, Kloof Street Cape Town, 01/06/2016 till 31/08/2016, CBD, C. 083 745 6073, info@davincigallery.co.za, www.davincigallery. co.za

Everard Read Gallery Cape Town Winter Collection Opens 15th June 2016 A two-part exhibition concluding 31 July 2016 3 Portswood Road V & A Waterfront, 8001 Tel: 021 418 4527 Email: ctgallery@everard.co.za Website: www.everard-read-capetown.co.za

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Mogalakwena Gallery In Essence 07 July – 26 Aug 2016 This collaboration between Marleen de Villiers and Daniël Jansen van Vuuren is a visual and tactile narrative about the essence of Being Human. The resulting works explore abyssal dimensions of human experience, perception and perspective. This sensitive consideration draws the viewer into personal journeys and invites them to experience their own. Marleen’s original pieces of jewellery are expressions of adornment as a sense of being and Daniël’s works explore mental objects through figurative abstract narratives. 3 Church Str, Cape Town, betw Adderley Str & St George’s Mall. Parking at Rhodes Mandela Mullers Gallery The Slave Calendar, When slaves were landed at the Cape of Good Hope from 1653 they were stripped of everything, even their names. This limited edition calendar, produced for Iziko Slave Lodge Museum by Geometry Global, records each month through a portrait of a slave descendant carrying that month’s name, 07/07/2016 till 01/08/2016, Cape Town, C. 083 2704304, sagreeff@iafrica.com

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99 Loop Gallery Untitled 2.99, A group exhibition with new work by our artists plus a number of exciting new artists from around the country, 02/06/2016 till 22/07/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 422 3766, gallery@99loop.co.za, www.99loop. co.za

Sanlam Art Gallery Precious Paradise, A selection of historically important and contemporary works reflecting on the country and its art. Artists include amongst others, Gavin Younge, Diane Victor, Stanley Pinker, Leora Farber, Irma stern, Hugo Naude to name a few, ends 09/09/2016, Bellville, T. 021 9473359, Stefan.Hundt@sanlam.co.za, www. sanlam.co.za South African Jewish Museum Zakhor!, An exhibition of 34 paintings by leading Lithuanian contemporary artists. The exhibition explores the Jewish cultural influences on Vilne, the capital of Lithuania. Zakhor is a Hebrew word meaning Remember, 04/05/2016 till 30/06/2016, Gardens, T. 021 4651546, gavin@sajewishmuseum.co.za, www.sajewishmuseum.org.za/

Red! The Gallery & Cafe Artist : Lauren Redman “Woman of the Valley” Fabulous contemporary art! Awesome Art Café! Reddam Avenue, Steenberg Village, 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/ Rose Korber Art Selected work available by leading contemporary artists., William Kentridge, Gavin Younge, Robert Slingsby, Deborah Bell & Claudette Schreuders, T. 021 4330957, C. 082 7816144, Gardens, roskorb@icon.co.za, www. rosekorberart.com Rust-en-Vrede Gallery 30 X 30 Under 30 Group Exhibition, Group Exhibition of Artists aged 30 or younger, 19/07/2016 till 17/08/2016, Adriaan Diedericks - “Travelling Body”, 19/07/2016 till 17/08/2016, Leanne Olivier - “Gedaante Verwisseling”, 19/07/2016 till 17/08/2016, Rust-en-Vrede Clay Museum, Hand Warmers, 19/07/2016 till 17/08/2016, Durbanville, T. 021 9764691, rustenvrede@telkomsa.net, www.rusten-vrede.com 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., Hout Bay, C. 076 712 5240, olafbessenbacher@gmail.com, www. facebook.com/gallery.s.art Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection Colour Complex, Pierre Le Riche, 29/06/2016 till 30/07/2016, Pay Dirt, Works on paper by Hanno van Zyl, 03/08/2016 till 27/08/2016, Gardens, T. 021 424 6930, info@salon91.co.za, www.salon91. co.za

South African Print Gallery Woodstock: Dealers in Fine Art Investment Prints Exhibition of SA’s Best Modernist and Contemporary Prints Artist: Gregoire Boonzaaier Title: Outa Se Skoene Medium: Linocut Price: R 5 400

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 StateoftheART Gallery Scapes | Rhythms of an environment, A group show featuring James de Villiers, Joanne Reen, Laurel Holmes, Karen Wykerd, Cat herine Ocholla, Lezanne Kotze & Janna Prinsloo. {A scape} : be it a landscape, cityscape, waterscape or skyscape, is built up of colours, moments, expanses, materials, rhythms, & sounds that define the space(s), 07/07/2016 till 23/07/2016, Central City, T. 021 8014710, info@ stateoftheart-gallery.com, www.stateoftheartgallery.com Stevenson Pieter Hugo, 02/06/2016 till 16/07/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500, cpt@ stevenson.info, www.stevenson.info/ SMAC Art Gallery Barend De Wet, Black, White & Everything in-Between, 04/06/2016 till 23/07/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4611029, info@ smacgallery.com, www.smacgallery.com Smith Gallery Changing Hands, The visual language of the show, ‘Changing Hands’; which stems from a career as a graphic designer, consists of compositions of seemingly abstract forms in contrasting and unmixed colours, produced by a self generated process which is underpinned by humans relationship with objects, 28/06/2016 till 30/07/2016, Cape Town CBD, T. 021 4220814, info@smithstudio.co.za, www.smithstudio.co.za/

The AVA Gallery Print and Making, 16/06/2016 till 16/07/2016, Under 18’s Only, 16/06/2016 ill 16/07/2016, Reality Check: Janet Ranson, 16/06/2016 till 16/07/2016, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436, info@ava. co.za, www.ava.co.za The Cape Gallery The Rain Maker, The annual Winter Solstice exhibition, 19/06/2016 till 23/07/2016, 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/ UCT Irma Stern Museum Sewing Paradise, A celebration of the contribution women make to the world through their creative talents. The show will feature Manina Buamann’s magnificent collection of hand-embroidered Uzbek suzanis as well as artworks created in response to these Central Asian textiles. Curated by Michael Chandler, 02/07/2016 till 30/07/2016, Rosebank, T. 021 685 5686, mary.vanblommestein@uct.ac.za, www.irmasternmuseum.org.za 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 WHATIFTHEWORLD Braids, Paul Edmunds, 22/06/2016 till 20/09/2016, Binding Forms, Mia Chaplin, 22/06/2016 till 20/09/2016, If Found Return to Africadia, Siwa Mgoboza, 22/06/2016 till 20/09/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 447 2376, matthew@whatiftheworld.com, www. whatiftheworld.com

Franschhoek Atelier at 1 unie Private ongoing viewing of Contemporary fine art and sculpture by Johannes du Plessis at his studio, by appointment.Franschhoek, C.082 5796403, Ongoing, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764382, johannes.dup@telkomsa.net, www. johannesduplessis.co.za Art in the Yard Showcasing superb and unique artworks from local and International artists. All mediums of painting, and a strong collection od sculpture. Open Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 5.30pm Franschhoek, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280, curator@artintheyard.co.za, www. artintheyard.co.za EBONY/Curated Winter Show, Artworks by Patrick Bongoy, Hugh Byrne, Andrew Barlow, Sam Nhelengetwha, Matete Mathibele Motubatse, Jan Sinclair and the usual mix of ceramics and design, Ongoing, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, info@ ebonycurated.com, www.ebonycurated.com. IS Art Strata, “Strata” Jeannette Unite and Isabel Mertz An exhibition of painting and sculpture, exploring and investigating the earth, the apparatus that we use to measure, divide, observe and map, 17/07/2016 till 31/08/2016, 11 Huguenot Street, Franschoek, T. 021 8762071, gallery@isart.co.za, www.facebook.com/Is-ArtFranschhoek-147031572033399/ The Gallery at Grande Provence Greg Streak, The Gallery at Grande Provence is showcasing a group of major works by Greg Streak who is superb artist, little known in the Cape. His enormous deep blue canvas references Barnett Newman’s “Cathedra” of 1951 which was vandalised in Holland some years ago. Streak has made this piece in ballpoint pen, ends 30/06/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8768630, gallery@grandeprovence.co.za, www. grandeprovence.co.za

The La Motte Museum Offers a cultural-historical experience featuring the estate’s history and architecture. Current exhibitions: Heritage collection of old South African master, JH Pier neef and contemporary exhibition. Thoughtful Journey – a celebration of female artists. Experiences: Historic Walk – Wednesdays & Sculpture Walk – Thursdays (10:00-11:00 bookings essential) T 021 876 8850, E museum@ la-motte.co.za, www.la-motte.com Makiwa Gallery 1 Makiwa Gallery Artwork - July 2016, Makiwa Gallery Fine Art & Sculpture for Discerning Collectors of Art by Renowned Artists including; Makiwa, Marlien van Heerden, Tony de Freitas, Anton Gericke, Elbe van Rooyen, Brendon Broedelet & Shaune Rogatschnig. Open daily 9:3017:30 T: 021-8762600 C: 084 675 6660 infofk@ makiwagalleries.com, 01/07/2016 till 31/07/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762600, infofk@ makiwagalleries.com, www.makiwagalleries.com/ artists-franschhoek Makiwa Gallery 2 Makiwa Gallery Fine Art - July 2016, Makiwa Gallery Fine Art & Sculpture for Discerning Collectors of Art by Renowned Artists including; Makiwa, Marlien van Heerden, Tony de Freitas, Anton Gericke, Frederike Stokhuyzen & Brendon Broedelet in Centre du Franschhoek Main Rd, (PnP Daily) OPEN DAILY 9:30-17:30 T: 021-8762609 C: 084 675 6660, 01/07/2016 till 30/07/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762600, infofk@makiwagalleries.com, Moór Gallery Playground - Group exhibition, Play is a behaviour that is performed in order to enjoy the capacity of being able to perform it. The more difficult a task might be, the greater the pleasure and the better the opportunity to increase one’s own skill level. ‘Playground’ challenges the artists to visually interpret this concept, 23/07/2016 till 21/08/2016, Franschhoek, C. 082 6555308, www. moorgalleryfranschhoek.co.za

South African Print Gallery Franschhoek: Joshua Miles “Overberg in Print” Artist: Joshua Miles Title: Neethlingshof Ingang Medium: Reduction Woodcut Price: R 7 200

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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 Wonki Ware Di Marshall pottery. South African Dinnerware and Table Accessories., George, T. 044 8841883, info@wonkiware.co.za, www. wonkiware.co.za Cape Palette Art Gallery A dream come through, Exhibiting artists Ig Terblance, Philip Denn, Anne de Goede, Clare, Menck, Guy Thesen, Ian Tainton, Leanette Botha, Hennie Meyer, Marinda Combrinck, Derric van Rensburg, Doris Brand..., 02/06/2016 till 01/08/2016, Heather Park George, T. 044 8708751, info@capepalette.co.za, www. capepalette.co.za

Gordons Bay Ndiza Gallery Joe Wolpe turns 94!, We are honoured to have an exclusive exhibition of the works of the legendary Joe Wolpe in celebration of his 94th birthday, Opening Monday 11 July, Gordon’s Bay, C. 076 2285046, ndizagallery@ gmail.com, www.ndizagallery.com/

Walker Bay Art Gallery Walter Battiss & Norman Catherine Exhibition, 10/06/2016 till 19/06/2016, Hermanus, T. 028 3122928, francois@walkerbayartgallery.co.za, www. walkerbayartgallery.co.za

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, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8550908, paletteartgallery1@ gmail.com, www.palettesculpturegallery.co.za

Knysna Knysna Fine Art Major large drawings by, Marieke Kruger & Phillemon Hlungwani, 15/06/2016 till end of July, Knysna, T. 044 3825107, gallery@finearts. co.za, www.finearts.co.za

Langebaan Bay Gallery Art in the Heart of Langebaan, Exciting new artwork by Antonia Velissariou, Thea Darlow, Michele Batchelder, Sandy Esau, Joan Schrauwen, Anthony Gadd, Gerda Claassen, George Meyer, Marie Prinsloo, Daan Samuels, Anna Meredith, Melanie du Toit, Aletia and more, celebrating 10 years in Marra Square this year, 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 hospitalityeveryone welcome!, Langebaan, C. 082 8538187, arts2gether@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/TheART-Square-studiogallery-688980037842806/

South African Print Gallery: Prince Albert A Selection of South African Prints Artist: Lisa Brice Title: Buy And Be Modern Medium: Lithograph Price: R 9 300

Riebeek Kasteel Riebeek Kasteel - The Gallery Solo Studios: Intimate Art Encounters, A unique opportunity to visit local artsits in their personal workspaces for one weekend only, 29/07/2016 till 31/07/2016, Riebeek Kasteel, C. 083 6533697, astridmcleod@ mweb.co.za, www.galleryriebeek.co.za

Rupert Museum Current Exhibitions, Showing a selection of 20th century South African and international pieces. On view are artworks by Irma Stern, Maggie Laubser, Jean Welz, Cecil Higgs and the Pierneef Station Panels, as well as contemporary pieces by Penny Siopis, William Kentridge, Stanley Pinker and Willie Bester to name a few, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8883344, deh@remgro.com, www. rupertmuseum.org/?m=2 SMAC Art Gallery Nothing Personal, Group Show, 11/06/2016 till 30/07/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8873607, info@smacgallery.com, www. smacgallery.com Stellenbosch Art Gallery Hennie Niemann Snr. Solo Exhibition & Book Launch, Opens 30/07/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 8343, mjg@kingsley. co.za, www.stellenboschartgallery.co.za

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Great Brak River Art@39Long Trendy boutique gallery on the Garden Route. Beautiful selection of art and craft on trend with national and international movements. Can also be used as a venue for special occasions., Great Brakriver, C. 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

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

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 19thcentury Cape farm complex., Plettenberg Bay, T. 044 5331395, info@oldnickvillage.co.za, www. oldnickvillage.co.za/about/

Hermanus Abalone Gallery Reflections : Winter Group Show, Titia Ballot, Christoff Barnard, Alta Botha, Lien Botha, Elzaby Laubscher, Judith Mason, Pat Mautloa, Lynette ten Krooden, Jeannette Unite, Louis Van Heerden, Kristin Hua Yang. Sculptures by: Shepherd Ndudzo, Carl Roberts, Anton Smit, Susanna Swart, Strydom van der Merwe, Herman van Nazareth, 29/06/2016 till 02/08/2016, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935, info@abalonegallery. co.za, www.abalonegallery.co.za Rossouw Modern Winter Break, We will be open through winter with a short break between 18 - 28 July. New Jono Dry, Ruan Huisamen and Frans Mulder drawings. Please note our Telkom line no longer operates. New number follows, 01/07/2016 till 30/07/2016, Hermanus, C. 072 7552033, info@rossouwmodern.com, www.rossouwmodern. com Rossouw Modern SPACE Winter Show, Collection of latest charcoal and mixed media drawings by new addition Henk Serfontein, 01/07/2016 till 30/07/2016, Hermanus, C. 083 2288651, info@ rossouwmodern.com, www.rossouwmodern.com

Prince Albert 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., Prince Albert, T. 023 5411057, karoogallery@ intekom.co.za, www.princealbertgallery.co.za/

Teresa Decinti Fine Art Gallery Imibala Gallery Colours presented by Imibala Gallery opens on Saturday 04/06/2016 till 30/07/2016. A group exhibition of rich and vibrant artworks in different mediums. The title of this exhibition is derived from the name Imibala; Xhosa word for colour. The aim is to welcome winter with a warm embrace of fun, energy and cheer. This presentation sits in contrast to the grey weather outside and provides an opportunity for viewers to explore colour and design in exciting ways. Artists include amongst others: David Kuijers, Hugh Byrne, Karlien de Villiers, Mary Visser, and Tracy Payne. gallery@imibala.com / 021 852 2411.

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Art at Tokara Watch this Space, A brief pause in our exhibitions until August/Sept while our exhibition space gets a new look. Watch this space!, 01/06/2016 till 01/08/2016, Crest of the Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, T. 011 7880820, julia@juliameintjes.co.za, www.juliameintjes. co.za 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/

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Tulbagh Saronsberg Cellar Saronsberg Collection, The cellar hosts the Saronsberg 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, Open 7 days a week, Tulbagh, T. 023 2300707, tammy@ saronsberg.com, www.saronsberg.com

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THE VIEWING ROOM @ ST. LORIENT, FASHION & ART GALLERY’S FIRST EXHIBITION OPENING (HUMANITY INHUMANITIES) 1 Gallery owner Lucy Anastasiadis & Lisa Hnatowicz 2 Batlile Ngcobo, Ilandi Barkhuizen & Jan Vander Merwe

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OPENING OF EXHIBITIONS BY ZAPIRO & BASTIAAN VAN STENIS AT ROSSOUW MODERN 3 Arthur Stevens, James Tarlton, Dave Robbins, Talita Engelbrecht, Frans Mulder & Rob Tarlton 4 Gordon Froud, Jozua Rossouw & SA Art Times Editor Gabriel Clark-Brown 5 Ian Haggie, Stuart Dods, Jozua Rossouw & Martijn Catz 6 Jozua Rossouw with Jonathan Shapiro 7 Hardy Olivier, Louis Jansen van Vuuren, Jono Dry, Amy Engelbrecht & Greg Stock

SA PRINT GALLERY FRANSCHHOEK’S FIRST OPENING (JOSHUA MILES) Photos: Adele van Heerden

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OPENING OF THREE SOLO EXHIBITIONS AT RUST-EN-VREDE GALLERY Photos: Niel Visser

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OPENING OF TACIT GROUP EXHIBITION AT NWU 14 Christina Naurattel, Angus Van Zyl Taylor & Elani Willemse 15 Viné Judd & Dina Jankowitz 16 Gys Van Wyk, Elani Willemse, Aldi van Wyk & Martin Van Wyk 17 Gomotsegang Motaung

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Russell Kaplan Russell Kaplan Auctioneers has proved itself a force to be reckoned with in recent months, with surprise record sales of both South African and international art colouring its auction results. We asked him about his history in the business and his approach to success on the secondary market. Russell, thank you for allowing us a glimpse into your world. Tell us, how did you develop an interest in art and antiques, and how did this interest grow into Russell Kaplan Auctioneers? About 30 years ago, when I was a student, I developed an interest in antiques and started browsing and exploring antique shops. I soon realised that if you bought something, you could sell it at a profit; which is how I earned extra money during my time as a student. I scanned the classifieds, went to auctions, bought items and sold to dealers. Not everything I bought was sold; as a result of which, I built up an excess of stock. And so, I started selling at flea markets on Sunday mornings. From there, it grew and evolved. I worked for an antique shop in Yeoville and then opened my own shop; which I had for many years. Due to the change in the area, I closed the shop and focused on dealing from antiques fairs and markets. From there I progressed to opening my auction business, which was initiated and activated when I was asked to do the auction for Arcadia Jewish Orphanage when they were relocating. Have you ever been a creator, yourself? After school, I studied Interior Design and Graphic Design which involved creative projects. I believe I create everyday in what I do. It’s a process of creating and curating, providing professional input and insights, sourcing interesting and beautiful pieces to enhance homes and collections, both aesthetically and financially. What interesting stories have you lived, through interactions within the auction business? There are so many fascinating stories. Often what buyers don’t get to see is the journey an item takes. We recently had a Picasso lithograph which was given to Walter Battiss. The lithograph went from when Battiss meet with Picasso in his studio in Paris and then travelled to South Africa. The seller of the lithograph inherited it from Battiss. It then came onto the public market and is now in a collection in the country, even though we had several international bidders at the auction. Many of the artworks created by Battiss were created around that piece. He drew sketches of the bull from the lithograph. There’s even a Battiss self-portrait in which he’s sitting with Picasso who’s an image of the bull. What is it like to be an art auctioneer in South Africa, 2016, given the growing interest in SA art from both inside and outside the country? It’s stimulating to be involved in a market that continues to grow and expand. There’s definitely been a vibrant energy in the art market over the past several years. There’s an abundance of both work and collectors, and there’s enough to go around. The competition is exciting. It creates interest and encourages more collectors if we cross-pollinate through the different houses.

In your experience, how easy/difficult is it to sell contemporary SA art on the secondary market? Both domestically and internationally, there’s a strong interest in the market for the historic and modernist work from South African artists. In terms of the contemporary, I definitely see a renaissance. I think museums like Zietz MOCAA, which will feature works exclusively from this century, will expose local and international visitors to art that they possibly haven’t seen before and artists they don’t know of. I think it is going to create a great deal of awareness, especially from international collectors who will look at retail options other than galleries to furnish their collections. Sites like Artprice and Artnet, where our catalogue is exposed, create an awareness by sending out alerts to collectors when work by artists they are interested in goes on auction. The fact that people are looking at art from this continent is definitely a vote of confidence in African talent. What fresh approach do you bring to auctioneering? The industry can seem intimidating from the outside, both for the seller and for the buyer. It’s almost felt like a private club instead of an accessible option. When I started the business, my objective was to take the ‘starch’ out of auctioneering. I feel that over the past fourteen years, I’ve created a relaxed, friendly approach; underpinned by the professionalism that comes with decades of experience in the industry. Russell Kaplan Auctioneers offers obligation free valuations on art and antiques. Their auctions take place every six weeks and their next auction will be held on the 30th of July, in Johannesburg and consignemnets are open. For further details, as well as information on consignments and valuations, visit www.rkauctioneers.co.za. 15


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Midyear Report June 2016 STRAUSS & CO

Last year Strauss & Co achieved its highest turnover in its eight-year history, setting 21 new artists’ records and showing depth in the market with impressive sales across all departments. While 2015 ended with the untimely loss of Stephan Welz, the company’s founding Managing Director, Strauss & Co’s midyear results are testimony to the resilience of the company and the confidence that clients have in the expertise and integrity of its staff. The mid-year results reaffirm Strauss & Co’s position as the global leader for South African art with a turnover of R90 736 710 and a sell-through rate over 80%. “Our market-related estimates remain at the core of our practice and are substantiated by our consistently high sell-through rate,” says Bina Genovese, joint Managing Director. Strauss & Co’s Cape Town auction in March was dominated by works by Robert Hodgins, three of which featured amongst the top ten lots. The highlight was undoubtedly Hodgins’ Bad Man with Great Threads which sold for R2,4 million, tripling the pre-sale estimate. Strauss & Co holds all the records for the artist including the R2,6 million achieved for J’Accuse in March 2015. A further highlight was Walter Battiss’s Red Rock which sold for R1,8 million. Executed in 1949 it constitutes a seminal work in the artist’s oeuvre. Birds and Boats by Maggie Laubser, one of the most appealing paintings by Laubser to appear at auction 14

in recent years, sold for R1,5 million, setting the bar for the selection of works by the artist that will be on offer in Cape Town later this year. A number of these works were found on a recent series of valuations in the Eastern Cape. Vanessa Phillips, Joint Managing Director, commented “We are excited by the works consigned as they are fresh to the market and have excellent provenance”.

“Strauss & Co will continue to be at the forefront of the development of the South African art market. Our commitment to our clients is unwavering and we look forward to exceptional results in the second half of the year.” - Bina Genovese While South Africa’s weaker currency and other external economic factors might have been expected to dampen the market, exchange rates favouring international buyers resulted in an increased interest from abroad. In particular this trend is illustrated by a group of ‘Persian style’ illustrations by the Russian

artist Paul Mak which sold for R932 000 following fierce competition between ten international telephone bidders. Visiting auctioneer Dendy Easton, former director of Sotheby’s UK and well-known for his appearances on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, noted “This exceptional result underscores Strauss & Co’s power to exploit the internet to reach a global audience.” The strong market for fine Cape furniture was once again evident. Pieces once part of the historic Vergelegen Estate in Somerset West achieved R2,4 million which included the highest price ever paid for a gate-leg table. Interest in Cape history continued with the 100% sell-through rate for a single owner collection of fine Cape silver which totalled over R1,1 million. The Johannesburg May auction was headlined by Irma Stern’s Portrait of Freda Feldman with Basuto Hat which realised over R5 million. This arresting portrait was repatriated to South Africa from Australia confirming our clients’ confidence in Strauss & Co to handle works of this calibre. The sale was marked by confident bidding on the eleven works on offer by JH Pierneef which all sold well over their pre-sale estimates. A further encouraging sign of the market’s strength was the competition for Vladimir Tretchikoff’s Sunflowers which saw R1.7 million achieved against a pre-sale estimate of R400 000 – 600 000. It was once again pleasing to see the continuing appetite for contemporary South African art evident both in Cape Town and Johannesburg with artists such as William Kentridge, Penny Siopis, Sue Williamson, Willem Boshoff, Pieter Hugo, Kudzanai Chiurai and Andrew Verster all performing exceptionally well. Strauss & Co’s results attest to the extraordinary growth in this area of the market over the last few years and Art Specialist Alex Richards believes that the “interest is in line with global trends focusing on contemporary African and South African art”. The second half of 2016 opens with new players entering the market and changes in our Johannesburg and Cape Town offices. “New entrants suggest buoyancy and confidence in the art market” says Bina Genovese, “and Strauss & Co will continue to be at the forefront of the development of the South African art market. Our commitment to our clients is unwavering and we look forward to exceptional results in the second half of the year”.

Top left: Irma Stern’s Portrait of Freda Feldman in Basuto Hat sold for R5 115 600 (23 May 2016) Top right: Jacob Hendrik Pierneef’s Winter Bosveld sold for R1 818 880 (23 May 2016) Lower left: Walter Battiss’s Red Rock sold for R1 818 880 (14 March 2016) Lower right: Robert Griffiths Hodgins’ Bad Man with Great Threads sold for R2 387 280 (14 March 2016)

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RESULT | William Kentridge (SA 1955- ), Dancer Twice (Reversed) 12, digtal print with handwork by the artist in watercolour, pastel and charcoal, number 12 from an edition of 18, signed, 75 x 107cm. Sold for R280 000 by Russell Kaplan Auctioneers (18 June 2016).

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RESULT | Vladimir GriegorovichTretchikoff, Sunflowers. Sold for R1 705 200 by Strauss & Co. (23 May 2016).

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Athi-Patra Ruga (b.1984, South Africa), Convention…Procession… Elevation, 2013, acrylic wool and gold thread, signed, dated and inscribed with the title on a label on the reverse, 175 x 300 cm

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an MSc degree in History, Curating and Criticism from the University of Edinburgh he joined the primary market with Blank Projects. More recently, he returned to the auction industry as a senior art specialist and auctioneer at Strauss & Co. He has worked on many local and international art fairs including Frieze London and The Cape Town Art Fair. He regularly conducts charity auctions for Artist Proof Studios, ABSA, Art Angels, the Cancer Association, WWF and the Wits School of Art. With Darroll and Peffers at the helm, Aspire Art Auctions, in a gesture largely unprecedented in the present market, will produce curated auctions of topquality historical, modern and contemporary African and South African art. Exclusive focus on art and the creation of the best possible context in which to display the artworks will make Aspire Art Auctions unique in the local auction world. “Our goal is to sustain, promote, advance and build the African art market, not only in South Africa but also with a specific and intentional international reach,” says Darroll. “Our interest in the industry is to build a significant and strong market for contemporary African

art now and into the future, and to increase the profile of African contemporary art and artists, locally and abroad,” she concludes. Part of Aspire Art Auction’s intention is to focus on contemporary African artists, and to develop their markets within South Africa and, ultimately, in the dominant international markets. This team represents a combination of the highest level of secondary market expertise in the country. Coupled with the experience of renowned businessmen, Brian Joffe and Adrian Gore, who combined their efforts to provide the support to launch this new, specialist, auctioneering firm, they will surely present a serious force on the arts landscape. Aspire Art Auctions launches with a live auction in Johannesburg in October 2016. They will also present an online auction platform. For further information, free valuations and consigning art for auction, contact: Mary-Jane Darroll: 082 567 1925 | mj@aspireart.net Ruarc Peffers: 084 444 8004 | ruarc@aspireart.net

Diane Victor (b.1964, South Africa), Family Matters, candle smoke on paper, signed, 98.5 x 151 cm

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Exhibiting: Mary Sibande’s work is included on Different Angels, at Höhenrausch 2016 in Linz, Austria (Now, until 16 October 2016). The exhibition leads first through a collection of everyday angels – arranged as confusingly and kaleidoscopically as we encounter them every day in the here and now. Mary Sibande’s Foreign Angel represents a purple figure that rises like a phoenix from the ashes, an angel standing for emancipation, femininity and the cycle of life. Sue Williamson’s major video installation There’s Something I Must Tell You is currently showing at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington DC. The exhibition, Senses of Time: Video and Film-based Works of Africa, features works by six internationally recognized African artists that repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward, and will include. It will run until 2 January 2017. Zanele Muholi will show new self-portraits from her Somnyama Ngonyama series as part of Systematically Open? New forms of production of the contemporary image showing at LUMA in Arles, France (4 July - 25 September 2016). Jo Ractliffe has work on Things Fall Apart ‘reflections on African connections to the Soviet Union’ at Iwalewahaus, University of Bayreuth (now, until 18 September 2016). The exhibition, curated by Mark Nasher, is accompanied by a series of events and screenings titled Red Africa. Wim Botha has a solo exhibition titled Still Life with Water, featuring a Solipsis installation among other works, at the Fondation Blachère in Apt, France (now, until 1 October 2016). 10

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Lionel Smit , Morphous, 2014, Bronze, 375.8 x 135 x 240.8cm.

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From 27 October 2016, Kemang Wa Lehulere will be showing a solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Simon Gush exhibits alongside Francis Alÿs and Hiraki Sawa in While You Were Out, a show asking ‘what happens when architecture is left unattended?’ at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts (now, until 31 July). Dineo Seshee Bopape is one of the invited participants at Incerteza Viva (Live Uncertainty), at the 32nd Sao Paulo Bienal, in Brazil. Donna Kukama will also be exhibiting at the Biennale (10 September – 11 December 2016). Turiya Magadlela is currently exhibiting as part of Blackness in Abstraction at Pace Gallery, New York City (until 19 August 2016). From 16 July 2016, Nellien Brewer will be exhibiting as part of Vision: An Artist’s Perspective at Gutfreund Cornett Art in San Jose, USA. Works by Dan Halter and Mohau Modisakeng are exhibited, alongside other works from the Reydan Weiss Collection, at the Weserberg Museum in Germany. The exhibition, I Prefer Life marks the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Weserberg Museum. It is currently running until 26 November 2016. Modisakeng is currently also exhibiting a solo exhibition, Bophirima, at Tyburn Gallery, London (until 17 September 2016). Lionel Smit will exhibit a solo show, Echo, at CynthiaReeves, Massachuttes (30 July – 25 September 2016). His Morphous sculpture was recently unveiled in Union Square, New York, where it will remain until 30 April 2017.

Nellien Brewer, Phoenix 2, Mixed media. Image courtesy of the artist.

Wim Botha, Solipsis V, 2013, Polystyrene, wood, fluorescent tubes (Installation view, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch). Image courtesy of STEVENSON Cape Town & Johannesburg and the artist.

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Lionel Smit: It is difficult to predict what will happen when putting on an exhibition; yet I have been lucky enough to make sales abroad, as I established relationships with several of my clients prior to exhibiting there. Several international clients have first been introduced to my work while travelling in South Africa. Many have become regular clients of the studio and my local and international representing galleries. Tamsin Relly: Overall I have sold more steadily abroad – and more easily at a price that seems to value the work. This may have as much to do with how my work has developed since moving here, but generally, people do seem to have more buying power, and there are more young collectors. But you never know: I had a painting that didn’t sell while on show on one of the most affluent streets in London, but subsequently sold at SMITH in Cape Town. John Meyer: I started showing abroad from the beginning. Things became more complicated in the 2000’s. Let me explain: In the new world communication is so easy. Established buyers and collectors can access any show. So it is too easy for overseas galleries to sell to one’s existing clients from one’s home gallery. That means less goes to new overseas clients. Dealers will take the easy way to a sale. It’s understandable. This is also unfair to the home (and primary) gallery, who loses out on the sale the artists prime pieces from any exhibition abroad. It’s a delicate matter. Hasan Essop: I think that to be an African artist today is a great privilege and an opportunity to showcase what Africa has to offer. I feel that artists here make work that is pure and raw, and that people enjoy that. At the same time, you can be a Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner and still struggle. To be an artist in South Africa is a huge challenge. As an art teacher I always tell my students that as an artist you might have to use your skills to get a job that is not necessarily what you dreamt of, in order to support yourself and your family.

How do you feel about the potential of South African artists to ‘compete’ on a global scale? William Kentridge: South Africa being an ex-colony, there’s of course the pattern which is not just in the artwork but in the world of literature, in dance, in music; that when local work is well received outside of the country people inside the country from which the work comes are more at ease to celebrate it and respond to it. This is the case with Athol Fugard, with Hugh Masekela, with Miriam Makeba, with so many artists that started in South Africa and then had a good career outside of South Africa and the South African careers flourished after that event. I think this is a sad pattern. It has to do with a lack of confidence of one’s own world but it’s not unique to the visual arts in South Africa. Neither is South African visual arts immune from this logic. Tamsin Relly: I think that there is an exceptionally high standard of work coming out of art schools, studios and galleries in South Africa that is comparable to the best of what you see abroad. Lionel Smit: Some people may expect us not to be on the same level as the rest of the world, but I believe South Africa can definitely compete on an international level. A big ‘thank you’ to all the artists, directors and curators who contributed to this two-part conversation. With a mixed bag of responses, both positive and negative, artists considering their avenues will now be able to make better-informed decisions about how they wish to proceed. Whether they choose to exhibit in South Africa or abroad, we hope that the prevailing attitude will never be ‘anywhere but here’, but will increasingly lean towards the more positive – ‘anywhere, but especially here’.

One last question: Do you have any advice for artists wishing to increase their exposure? Tamsin Relly: Working in London slowly became easier for me once I started to build up a local network. Until then, the whole scene felt impenetrable. I’ve also been part of several art studios and set up a small

open access print studio – all these things helped. The same goes for being present, available for public talks, taking an interest in local debates, supporting other artists and curators, being around to talk about your work in person. Taking part in residency programmes that attract artists from across the globe is a good way to build up your international network and can lead to opportunities to show abroad. There are numerous exhibitions and projects one can apply to – often open to international artists living abroad too. Living and studio expenses are extortionate though, so it can be difficult to make it all add up. I think there is a lot to be said for focusing on one place at time, wherever you are, and then slowly branching out from there. William Kentridge: One thing that I have never seen work, ever, is for an artist to take a portfolio of drawings under their arm and knock on the doors of galleries, either locally or internationally. I tried that myself when I was much younger and it is a very painful and humiliating experience, and bears very scant fruit. There is a big new market through online sales, I believe, and many artists have successfully avoided the gallery circuit by working with different online techniques, whether online galleries or themselves, but I myself have no experience of that. Lionel Smit: It took me a couple of years of travelling to London to find a gallery who would work with me. Do not expect that if you are fairly established in South Africa, it will be easier abroad. The best would be to research galleries, and see who is interested in your work. Not all galleries are efficient, so you have to stay involved with them. Vincent da Silva: It is important to meet with the clients, the cultural and social barriers are broken down much quicker in a personal interaction. As for etiquette the worst thing an artist can do is appear vague or disorganized in their approach. The clientele and curators know what they want and the artists should be prepared before meeting with them. Galleries abroad are prepared to invest in the artist as with the few of bigger galleries in South Africa but only if the artist is prepared to bring their share of loyalty and transparency.

Tamsin Relly, Ice Mountain (detail), 2015, Oil on Gesso and aluminium, 46x56cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Installation Views of Claudette Schreuders’ Note To Self. Image courtesy of the artist.

Do you think pre-conceived notions of being South African play a role? William Kentridge: I think that preconceived notions of South Africa do play a role and, as always, the looking at an artwork is a mixture of what comes to you from the artwork and what you project onto it. In many cases there’s an over-determined, overspecific political understanding that is projected by the viewers onto the work and I think often limits how the work is seen. Faith47: I have never wanted to be promoted purely as a ‘South African’ artist, or ‘woman’ artist for that matter. I find that the identity politics in South Africa, while being important for our progression, can also be quite stifling on an individual level. I would like my work to resonate with people regardless of culture, creed or demographic. For this reason I allow my work to adapt to different environments, zoning in on the details of a place that connect us despite our more obvious differences.

What is the most basic challenge of exhibiting work overseas? Lionel Smit: Not only is it expensive for a South African to travel abroad, but the shipment costs are also very expensive. Getting works to arrive through customs on time for an exhibition is also challenging, especially for art fairs where many works are coming in at the same time from all over the world. Vincent da Silva: The costs of transporting the work will initially lie with the artist and this should be seen as an investment to building relationships with galleries overseas. John Meyer: It is very expensive to show abroad, but is it worth it? Oh yes.

In order to have access to international opportunities, is it necessary to have gallery representation? Hasan Essop: In the beginning, I think every artist should have a gallery. You can capitalize on a having

access to a gallery’s loyal clientele, especially as a young, emerging artist. I think once you’re more settled and you have built a personal network then you could possibly market yourself. Selling art privately, you can definitely earn more, as the gallery takes a big commission. So it can be a big sacrifice to be signed to a gallery but as a young emerging artist, it is important. I think if you can make it on your own, then that’s the way you should do it. William Kentridge: I think it’s much easier to find connections to international exhibitions/curators, if there is a connection to galleries overseas. Having said that there are a lot of curators that make a point of trying to get a sense of the local art scene by making many studio visits when they travel to a foreign country, but this is a much longer odds for an artist to try get their work seen. The best way for the work to be seen is for it to be seen on a curated group show locally, and for people outside of the country to hear about the group show. Faith47: It is definitely helpful to have gallery support/partners and sponsorship as it is very challenging to manifest bodies of work without some kind of external support. When the right combination of gallery and artist combine it is hugely beneficial for both parties. Jonathan Freemantle: I’ve always managed to find strong international connections and work with them but having your gallery handle the logistics is a big plus. Particularly, as things get busier.

How does exhibiting with gallery representation compare to exhibiting without – specifically in a foreign country? William Kentridge: I think for showing work in museums, it’s enormously useful to have contact and to be working with galleries overseas as they know the people in the museums - they know the curators; this in addition, of course, to it being much easier and better to sell one’s work internationally through a gallery than trying to do it on one’s own.

Lionel Smit: As a foreigner, it takes a lot of time to establish yourself. It is for that reason, that it may be better to exhibit with a gallery who you can build a relationship with. Jonathan Freemantle: A good gallery will work with you and encourage big projects that take you out of the usual gallery environment. Claudette Schreuders: Luckily for me, the institutions I showed at, early on, were big and had a solid infrastructure and lots of staff that dealt with the logistics of insurance and shipping of work. When those things are not in place it is entirely possible for work to get damaged or lost. Besides that risk, the logistics of taking part in travelling shows can be very time consuming and if you have gallery representation they can help you with that work load. Tanisha Bhana: The industry norms and customs can differ from one’s home country and an open and honest relationship with a gallery is important to build a mutually beneficial relationship. Local galleries in SA are increasingly partnering with foreign galleries, providing international opportunities for local artists, while filtering the unknown with regards to international norms and customs.

In terms of sales, how does exhibiting abroad compared with exhibiting in South Africa? Hasan Essop: When we exhibit locally, people enjoy it but we don’t sell much or anything. It’s difficult to show in your own country. You can spend two years making a show and then no one buys your work; and you don’t blame them. In South Africa not everyone can afford it. Don’t get me wrong; there are one or two sales that happen here. A lot of South Africans would rather go for the ‘safe’ investments – the big names. We usually sell our art through art fairs, biennales, word of mouth and through the gallery. If you are fortunate enough for a gallery to take your work to one of the big fairs like Sao Paulo, Basel, Miami, Paris Photo or Frieze, people usually come to those fairs to buy. So we have had some good experiences at these fairs. 7


Anywhere but Here? Part 2 In the previous edition of the Art Times, we asked significant South African and international curators and gallery directors a series of questions to help us understand why they find it beneficial (or even necessary) to exhibit South African art outside of the country.

For further clarity on the subject, we then interviewed a group of South African artists about their experiences exhibiting abroad. It is hoped that their ‘conversation’ will be of value to visual artists considering the worth of pursuing representation outside of South

Africa. In order to provide a broad perspective, we specifically interviewed artists working in vastly different media, at various levels of exposure, from different walks of life, living both inside and outside the country.

The panel consists of Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner, Hasan Essop (representing both himself and his collaborative partner Husain Essop); Tanisha Bhana who is quickly becoming recognised as an artist of international standard; Claudette Schreuders, the internationally successful sculptor signed to both Stevenson in SA, and Jack Shainman Gallery in New York; and Vincent da Silva, whose bronzes have become very popular in Dubai. Then there are William Kentridge and Lionel Smit, who hardly need an introduction; Faith47, South Africa’s best-known graffiti artist, currently ‘transitioning’ to Los Angeles. She is joined by Tamsin Relly, who has been practicing in London for the last few years; John Meyer, whose work reached record highs on last year’s single-artist auction with Bonhams, London; and finally Jonathan Freemantle, an artist whose extensive history as both curator and gallery director in South Africa and abroad, gives him perhaps the broadest perspective of them all.

Hasan Essop: The majority of the people who buy our work are not South Africans. People seem to appreciate having an inside view of South Africa through our work. There is definitely a huge appreciation overseas and it has always been a privilege to go over and see how they enjoy the work.

the same if you think of work from completely alien and foreign places that we see and can respond to, maybe without understanding the work properly.

William Kentridge: I think ex-patriots living abroad who really don’t like the work very seldom come up to me and tell me that in as many words and ex-patriots who really do like the work make a point of telling me how much they like or how much the work means

Hasan Essop: We make our work with an Islamic influence and background; therefore an Islamic audience has a deeper insight to some of the visual language we use. We have been told at times that our work is difficult to read because of cultural differences, but we try to make it accessible to everybody. Because there aren’t many Muslim artists making work within the contemporary space that expresses Islamic values, the notion is still developing. I find it problematic when people put you in a box and try to reinforce a stereotype.

How has your work been received outside of South Africa? Tamsin Relly: I’m fortunate to have had remarkable support from local audiences and curators in the UK. People respond to the content I am exploring, as well as my approach to the mediums I work with. I was thrilled when in 2014 I was invited to exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts alongside only a handful of artists, including Georg Baselitz and Tracey Emin.

Has cultural difference ever played a role in how you or your work has been received? William Kentridge: I think I have been fortunate in that the milieu in which I grew up as a privileged, White South African, was very close to an American or European cultural world, and so the work fitted into that conversation more easily. English as a mother-tongue makes it easier to communicate in many parts of the art world, but having said that, there are many parts of the world that have very different cultural impulses, different relationships to the enlightenment, in which the work is seen and there are enough sets of associations and connections for people from very different cultures to see and appreciate the work, and I think that it’s

Tanisha Bhana: Themes which depict certain aspects of the human or environmental condition are differently sensitive in different parts of the world.

John Meyer: Exhibiting at home is less daunting. One has more control over things. I have a long and successful relationship with my Dealers here. They understand me and all my requirements. Claudette Schreuders: I don’t think it’s easy or comfortable to exhibit anywhere. In the run up to any show I tend to feel anxious and wish it was over. On an emotional level it is not easier for me to exhibit in South Africa than elsewhere.

Tanisha Bhana, Summer Rain (detail), digital print. Image courtesy of the artist.

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