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Sculpture Rising

Group X’s Subterrafuge at AfrikaBurn 2014/2015. Photo: Jan Verboom – given freely, in the spirit of AfrikaBurn.


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CONTENTS Art Times

22 Gallery Listings

7 Guest Writer Gordon Froud: I to I 8 A Place in Time – THE WINTER SCULPTURE FAIR 10 SA’s Secret Sculpture Gardens 12 Artists’ Birthdays 14 100 Greatest SA Artworks Series 16 Featured Artist: Vincent da Silva

33 Gallery Buzz

Gallery Guide 20 Featured Galleries: ODA & Palette Art Gallery

Business Art 15 SA Artists Abroad 14 Media Radar 11 Auction House News 10 Time Drawing Near – Zeitz MOCAA 8 Call for Entries – PPC Imaginarium Awards 6 First First Thursdays: Interview with Gareth Pearson

In this April 2016 edition of the Art Times, we acknowledge all things sculptural – whether in bronze, stone, wood, resin, ceramic, or even in soil! As world-renowned artist, curator, gallery owner, and University of Johannesburg (FADA) Senior Lecturer, Gordon Froud is a respected figure in the South African Art community – especially when it comes to sculpture. We took the opportunity to enquire which contemporary sculptural work inspires him. To this, he responded with a review of Johann van der Schijff’s recent exhibition, I to I, featured on page 7. We hope that you too are inspired by van der Schijff’s work and all that there is to discover in this exciting Sculpture Edition.

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COVER SHOT: Group X’s Subterrafuge at AfrikaBurn 2014/2015. Photo: Jan Verboom – given freely, in the spirit of AfrikaBurn.

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GUEST WRITER ART TIMES

Guest Writer, Gordon Froud, Presents:

I to I The magnificence of the mundane in the works of Johann Van der Schijff (Exhibited at Art on Paper, Johannesburg – November 2015)

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Below: Detail of one of Gordon Froud’s sculptures Right: Johann van der Schijff, Security Camera (kiaat) & Security Camera (beech) 2015, Wood, stainless steel screws, aluminium bracket, enamel paint 395x300x150mm (kiaat) & 410x300x140mm (beech). Image Courtesy Gallery Art on Paper

Eight years in the making, this exhibition proved to be one of the finest shows that I have encountered in many years. Many other exhibitions that I have seen are conceptually strong, visually rich or technically well made, but I to I manages all of this in one show. The 17 sculptures that make up the show are seamless, tight and gloriously made with careful attention to detail, finish and presentation. The show made me feel nostalgic for a time when craft and finish were as important as material and meaning as demonstrated by sculptors like Gavin Younge, Bruce Arnott, David Brown and the late Peter Schutz. In the changed world of contemporary art, process is often seen as more important than the finished work, resulting in an interesting visual experience but sometimes a hollow end response. In the work of Van der Schijff, this is not so, the richness of the pieces satisfied my every need as a sculptor and art collector. I would willingly have taken any piece to my collection. But what is it that makes this exhibition so complete? In the manufacture1 Van der Schijff creates sculptures that are so beautifully made that the viewer pours over the work lingering on details and marveling in the craftsmanship in the way that one would a fine piece of Chippendale furniture. In the presentation everything is finely tuned2 and operates as one large installation where every work speaks to every other work on many levels. But it is in the conceptual richness that the show excels most. Van der Schijff examines the world around us, his world, and presents snapshots of the everyday, the mundane, the ordinary but framed in a new way. Everyday objects3 like dog food bowls or soft drink can and plastic sandwich wrapper are represented as wooden sculptures, monumentalised in their making. In addition to these types of works are those that set up enforced binary conversations or implied interactions where the viewer is invited to complete the work in their mind. Arm wrestling podium, Public foot washing podium, Truth and Confession podium and Confession podium4 are 4 such works. The human figure is absent but implied in relation to the interaction suggested. These politically charged pieces imply power struggles, confession and perhaps forgiveness and are framed by the history of South Africa over the last two decades. This powerful exhibition is thought provoking, emotionally charged and magnificent in its portrayal of the mundane. 1. I use this word purposely because the artist makes use of industrial processes like CNC milling, Laser cutting and Computer Aided Design programs to achieve his aim. 2. Van der Schijff even prescribes the distance between works in the captions to images in his noteworthy catalogue. 3. Which he says are connected to daily rituals like feeding the dog or eating store bought packaged lunches. 4. All bronze and steel marquettes 2007/2015 – ideas towards monumental public interactive sculptures (Arm wrestling podium has been realised as a full sized erected in Cape Town – inviting the public to play)

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The NIROX Foundation in collaboration with The Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents:

A Place in Time THE WINTER SCULPTURE FAIR 30 April – end July 2016

NIROX Foundation is excited to announce a unique exhibition in the UNESCO Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, some 5km from the recent extraordinary discovery of what is arguably a previously unknown hominin species, Homo Naledi. A Place in Time presents over 40 new sculptures by artists from Africa, Europe and the USA – including Richard Long, Willem Boshoff, Nandipha Mntambo, Tom Price, Moataz Nasr, Rachael Champion, Anton Burdakov, Tom Price, Serge Nitegeka, Mikhael Subotsky, Angus Taylor and Marco Cianfanelli – created in response to this highly significant environment. The exhibition considers contemporary sculpture practice within a human tradition to make and appreciate objects that is seemingly as old as we are, underpinned by an exceptional display of artifacts on loan from the University of the Witwatersrand Origins Centre Museum collection, curated by Lara Mallen. A Place in Time, is curated by Helen Pheby PhD, Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in collaboration with MaryJane Darroll, assisted by interns Naudia Yorke and Danika Bester. It will celebrate, encourage and share with the world the highest standard of creative practice informed by and focusing attention on the exceptionally important context of South Africa as a centre of global heritage and an exciting contemporary art destination. Apart from imparting curatorial experience through its interns, A Place in Time will actively engage in programs with local schools, arts students and tertiary education facilities. NIROX will extend its good relations with the Universities of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Tshwane through talks and workshops by participating artists and student tours through the park with the curators. NIROX and YSP will advance their partnership with each other and their relations with like-minded institutions including Wanas Sculpture Park in Sweden, the Columba Leadership Academy and the Clare & Edoardo Villa Will Trust. The exhibition will preview for the media and collectors on the weekend of 30 April 2016 and open to the public on the weekend of 7 May 2016. THE WINTER SCULPTURE FAIR is an annual event attracting a wide and enthusiastic audience. The exhibition will remain open and free to the public on weekends (or otherwise by appointment) until the end of July 2016.

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NATIONAL ART EVENT ART TIMES

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All Images: WINTER SCULTPURE FAIR 2015 / NIROX

About the Yorkshire Sculpture Park Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is the leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture. It is an independent charitable trust and registered museum situated in the 500-acre, 18th-century Bretton Hall estate in West Yorkshire. Founded in 1977 by Executive Director Peter Murray, YSP was the first sculpture park in the UK, and is the largest of its kind in Europe, providing the only place in the world to see Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man in its entirety alongside a significant collection of sculpture, including bronzes by Henry Moore, and site-specific works by Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash and James Turrell. YSP also mounts a world-class, year-round temporary exhibitions programme including some of the world’s leading artists across five indoor galleries and the open air. Recent highlights include exhibitions by Bill Viola, Anthony Caro, Fiona Banner, Ai Weiwei, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Amar Kanwar, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Joan Miró and Jaume Plensa. More than 80 works on display across the estate include major sculptures by Ai Weiwei, Roger Hiorns, Sol LeWitt, Joan Miró, Dennis Oppenheim and Magdalena Abakanowicz. YSP’s core work is made possible by investment from Arts Council England, Wakefield Council, Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation and Sakurako and William Fisher through the Sakana Foundation. YSP was named Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2014.

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Further announcements will follow regarding performances (including the SA debut performance of Cradle of Humankind by Steven Cohen, commissioned by and performed at the Centre Pompidou, Paris), film screenings and other special functions, during the exhibition, including the Turner Award-winning film It for Others. NIROX’ on-going concert program will coincide with the exhibition, bringing new and diverse audience. Concerts are currently scheduled from mid April. See niroxarts.com for more info A Place in Time has been supported by the SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015, a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa and the British Council.


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ART TIMES ARTISTS’ BIRTHDAYS

Roger Ballen

11 April 1950 –

Roger Ballen was born in New York. During high school, an interest in photography was sparked by the photographic material his mother left around the house. She was an editor for Magnum Photo agency at the time. Ballen was given his first camera upon graduated high school. His mother passed away shortly afterwards resulting in a fervour with taking interesting photographs. After studying psychology at the University of California and receiving his PhD in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines, in 1982 Ballen arrived in Johannesburg to work in geology. He has been based there ever since. In the early 1990’s, Ballen began photographing the poorer white residents of rural South Africa. His portrayal was not considered socially acceptable and at the release of his first photographic book, he was arrested and received death threats. As his practice matured, so the line between art and documentary began to fade and a dark playfulness entered his work. In 2012, Ballen collaborated with Die Antwoord on the music video I Fink U Freeky, which reached worldwide popularity. Ballen’s work is in prestigious museum collections including London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. In 2013, the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution presented a major retrospective of Ballen’s work, to critical acclaim.

Joan Miró

20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983

Joan Miró was born in Barcelona, to a family of craftsmen (watchmakers, goldsmiths, cabinetmakers and blacksmiths). In 1907, he began attended the Lonja School of Fine Arts in Barcelona, at the same time attending business school. Following a nervous breakdown, he devoted himself fully to art and later also attended the Gali School of Art. The ideas of André Breton and the Surrealists inspired Miró but he did not hold to their doctrine. The artist stated that his surrealist, biomorphic forms were derived from hallucinations brought on by starvation, when he first moved to Paris in 1919. Miró married Pilar Juncosa in 1929 and their only child, Dolores, was born in 1931. In 1954, Miró was given the Venice Biennale print making prize, in 1958 the Guggenheim International Award. The first retrospective of his work was held at MoMA New York in 1972 and was followed by an honorary degree from the University of Barcelona in 1979. Miró created over 250 illustrated books in his career. In the last years of his life, he wrote of his most radical ideas: gas sculpture and four-dimensional painting. Two museums were dedicated to his work, one in his native Barcelona, the other in his adopted Palma de Mallorca.

Bridget Riley

24 April 1931 –

Born in London, Bridget Riley’s father and grandfather were both painters before her. In 1939, Riley’s family went to live in Cornwall away from the blitz. Here in the countryside she spent hours watching the changing light, colour and cloud formations, which she says impacted her visual awareness. She went on to study at Goldsmiths College, London (1949-52) and later at the Royal College of Art (1952-55). From 1957 she began working on-and-off as an illustrator for an advertising agency and as an art teacher at various schools. Under the teachings of Harry Thubron and Maurice de Sausmarez, Riley began to develop her own style exploring the disorienting physical effects on the eye, which came to be known as Op Art. Riley’s paintings came to International notice when she exhibited along with Victor Vasarely and others in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Riley continues to paint and exhibit all over the world. Her major paintings are very large and take 6 - 9 months to complete. Astonishingly, everything is painted by hand – no rulers, masking tape or mechanical means are used in the final application.

Hasan & Husain Essop

24 April 1985 –

The Essop brother are fraternal twins, born in Cape Town. When they were young boys they would compete over who could colour-in better. Since art school, they have collaborated with each other instead. They say that, “As twin brothers, we have set out to find ourselves in each other... Trying to create something new each time, a story unfolds and never ends.” They graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) in 2006, with a BA in Fine Art, majoring in Printmaking and Photography, respectively. They were signed to Goodman Gallery shortly after. Since then they have become known for their photography and have earned their postgraduate diplomas in both Art and Education from UCT. In 2014, the brothers won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award whereby their solo exhibition toured SA. They have also exhibited at England’s Victoria and Albert Museum and France’s Institut d’Art Contemporain; not to mention biennales in Dakar, Havana and Mali. Hasan and Husain Essop currently live in Cape Town. Both are married and work for an NGO called Lalela Projects, where they teach children aged 7 to 17.

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ARTISTS’ BIRTHDAYS ART TIMES

Yves Klein

28 April 1928 – 6 June 1962

French-born Yves Klein was the son of two artists. His mother (Marie Raymond) was a leading figure in the Art Informel movement, and his father (Fred Klein) painted in a Post-Impressionist style. One day in 1947, young Klein lay on the beach with fellow artistic Judo-enthusiasts Claude Pascal and Arman Fernandez. The friends imagined the universe divided between them. Klein imagined possessing the planet empty of matter, or “the Void”. This moment led Klein to dabble in painting, performance and music. He learnt painting techniques while working in a frame shop but never received formal art training. He went on to study Judo in Japan, earning a black belt. Upon returning to France, the French Judo Association would not recognize his degree so he dedicated himself fully to art. He began painting with his girlfriend who had done extensive research on colour perception. The next year, Klein created his own shade of ultramarine (International Klein Blue). He became known for using this colour monochromatically on canvas and printing it off of naked models. Klein had his first retrospective in 1961, in Germany. The following year he married artist Rotraut Uecker. He died only months later of a heart attack brought on by amphetamine abuse.

Clare Menck

29 April 1969 -

Clare Menck was born in Durban. A painter like her grandmother, Sigrid Menck, Clare received her BA in Fine Art (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch in 1990. She then achieved an Advanced Diploma in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) in 1991, a Masters in painting from the University of Stellenbosch in 1996, and finally Post-graduate studies at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Dresden, Germany, in 1998. During that time she juggled the roles of artist, lecturer, wife and mother of two. She has since had studios in Woodstock (Cape Town), Prince Albert (Karoo), Paris (France), Piketberg and Moorreesburg (both Swartland), where she resides at present. Menck works almost exclusively in oil paint. Generally autobiographic in nature, her paintings reflect a series of moments involving herself, her family and her friends – in a sense documenting her public and private life. According to Frank Kilbourn, these paintings “have a promise of intimacy and a hint of disquiet”. Menck won the prestigious Kanna Award at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival in 2007.

THE ART TIMES CELEBRATES ALL MEMBERS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S VISUAL ART COMMUNITY BORN IN APRIL, INCLUDING 1 Charlotte Janse van Vuuren, Wilna Moore| 2 George Pemba, Diek Grobler | 3 Bruce Gordon, Theo Kleynhans, Margot Muir | 4 Carl Roberts, Stephen Rautenbach | 5 Toni-Ann Ballenden | 6 Gabriel Cornelis de Jongh | 7 Frans Oerder, Kim Myerson, Marieke Prinsloo, Kate Gottgens | 8 Moira MacMurray, Tom Cullberg, Gunther van der Reis | 9 Monica Ross, Tay Dall | 11 William Mitcheson Timlin, Mary Sibande | 13 Ian Grose, Bongani Mkhonza, Dexter Sagar, Stephan Welz, Sydney Kumalo | 14 Maggie Laubser | 15 Johann Du Plessis, Jill Trappler, Phillipa Duncan | 17 Michael Chandler | 18 Buyaphi Mdledle | 19 Said Ray, Jane Taylor, Okke Weerstand, Erich (Ernst Karl) Mayer | 20 Yvette Dunn, Catherine Bolton | 21 Dan Halter | 22 James Vicary Thackwray | 24 Leora Farber | 27 Hennie Niemand Jnr | 28 Harry Bolus, William Kentridge | 30 Heike Allerton-Davies, Mary Louise Steyn, Mary-Louise Bicket

OTHER WELL-KNOWN INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS BORN IN APRIL: 2 Max Ernst | 4 Maurice de Vlaminck | 5 Jean-Honoré Fragonard | 6 Raphael | 9 Victor Vasarely, Eadweard Muybridge | 10 Kenneth Noland | 11 Chris Burden | 12 Robert Delaunay | 13 James Ensor | 14 Edward Hicks | 15 Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Willson Peale, Théodore Rousseau, Thomas Hart Benton, Arshile Gorky | 16 Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, John Chamberlain | 18 Max Weber | 20 Odilon Redon, Rachel Whiteread | 23 J. M. W. Turner | 24 Willem de Kooning | 25 Karel Appel, Cy Twombly | 26 Eugene DelacroixJosé de Goya Sources Consulted: ROGER BALLEN: Chas Bowie. 2007. A Conversation with Roger Ballen. SeeSaw Magazine [Online]. Available: http://www.seesawmagazine.com/ballenpages/balleninterview.html [2016, Mar. 10]. | Roger Ballen. 2016. Hamiltons Gallery [Online]. Available: http://www.hamiltonsgallery.com/artists/30-roger-ballen/biography/ [2016, Mar. 10]. | Ten questions for photographer Roger Ballen. 2012. Phaidon [Online]. Available: http://uk.phaidon.com/agenda/photography/articles/2012/november/23/ten-questions-for-photographer-roger-ballen/[2016, Mar. 10]. |JOAN MIRO: Joan Miró Biography. 2016. Encyclopedia of World Biography [Online]. Available: http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ma-Mo/Mir-Joan.html [2016, Mar. 10]. | Remer, Ashley. 2016. Joan Miró. The Art Story [Online]. Available: http://www.theartstory. org/artist-miro-joan.htm [2016, Mar. 10]. | BRIDGET RILEY: Bridget Riley. 2016. Op-Art.co.uk [Online]. Available: http://www.op-art.co.uk/bridget-riley/ [2016, Mar. 10]. | Riggs, Terry. 1998. Bridget Riley. Tate [Online]. Available: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/bridget-riley-1845 [2016, Mar. 10]. | HASAN & HUSAIN ESSOP: Hasan & Husain Essop. 2012. Goodman Gallery [Online]. Available: http://www.goodmangallery.com/artists/hasanhusainessop [2016, Mar. 10]. | Hasan and Husain Essop. 2013. Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde [Online]. Available: http://www.ivde.net/artists/hasan_and_husain_essop/biography [2016, Mar. 10]. | Holm, Lyn. 2014. Behind the Lens. South African Art Times, September: 8-9. | YVES KLEIN: Borteh, Larissa. 2016. Yves Klein. The Art Story [Online]. Available: http://www.theartstory.org/artist-kleinyves.htm [2016, Mar. 10].| Karmel, Pepe. 2010. Yves Klein: Art and Alchemy. Art in America [Online], 1 May. Available: http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/yves-klein/[2016, Mar. 10].| CLARE MENCK: Clare Menck. 2015. Erdmann Contemporary [Online]. Available: http://www.erdmanncontemporary.co.za/artists/clare-menck/ [2016, Mar. 10].| Kilbourn, Frank. 2014. Opening Speech [Online], 2 Sept. Available: http://media.withtank.com/0c2a71356d/opening_speech___clare_menck_exhibition_2014-09-02docx.pdf [2016, Mar. 10].|Wait, Chris. 2014. Erdmann Gallery on Kloof hosts Clare Menck. Hy-sê-Sy-sê [Online], 19 Sept. Available: http://www.hy-se-sy-se.com/erdmann-kloof-hosts-clare-menck [2016, Mar. 10].

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Subterrafuge (2014-2015) Six tall spikes pierced the Karoo sky, looming over the gathering at AfrikaBurn 2014. Topping the Guinness World Record for the largest wooden sculpture, a twenty-three metre tall Sioux Indian Head made by Michel Schmid (Switzerland, 2008), AfrikaBurn’s Subterrafuge was extraordinary. In twelve shades of blue and brown that echoed the landscape at midday, six timber towers reached four to thirty metres in height, and half a metre to six metres in width. Their geometry adding to strangeness of the sight, the spires rose breathtaking and alien against the desert landscape. Not that ‘weirding’ the landscape is a foreign concept for AfrikaBurn. Every year around Easter time, the Tankwa Karoo becomes the temporary home of several thousand artistic individuals. For just shy of a week, they drive around in art-cars, build fantastical sculptures and wear peculiar outfits; enjoying a gift-giving economy and the freedom of nature. Based on the American equivalent, Burning Man, tradition dictates that sculptures are built on-site and ceremonially set ablaze, in part a further iteration of spiritual release. In the year that Subterrafuge was completed, the artwork was deemed unsafe to burn because of the risk strong winds would pose to its burning heights. So as rarely happens, the artwork survived until the following year’s gathering and was set ablaze in 2015.

What sets this artwork apart from most AfrikaBurn pieces is the activism behind its creation. Points thrust high into the sky, the artwork conceptually, diametrically opposes piercing the earth for the sake of fracking. For a time prior to conception, oil companies had been threatening to begin mechanically extracting underground gas in the Karoo. Fracking is quite destructive to the ecology of the affected area. Moreover, environmentalists believe that it may have far-reaching consequences for the greater environment. Group X’s initial statement proclaims that the creation of Subterrafuge in resistance to fracking but also to “all profit driven destruction of our last vestiges of natural wonder”. It was initially projected that erecting the artwork would cost approximately R 1 000 000. Faced by this seemingly insurmountable sum, Group X instituted a crowd-funding initiative and spread the word about their project through various supporting platforms. Although they were not able to reach anywhere near their target amount, the support for their project was so strong that with donated time, equipment and materials, they were able to bring costs down to a manageable R 60 000. The heroism of the tale does not stop there. On 3 June 2014, severe winds buffeted all infrastructure in the wider Tankwa Karoo area. Although farm buildings were damaged and houses lost their roofs,

Group X’s Subterrafuge at AfrikaBurn 2014/2015. Photo: Jan Verboom – given freely, in the spirit of AfrikaBurn.

By Group X Subterrafuge stood firm; a solid statement about the power of its protest. To sum up the poignancy of what Subterrafuge represents, I refer back to the Initial Statement by Group X: “The times we live in make it hard to observe something of beauty without bringing to mind it‘s potential defacement or destruction. The vast Karoo in South Africa is no exception. As long as 200 years ago there were already reports and complaints of overgrazing by the sheep farmed in this area. During these times entire species of plants were grazed to extinction. The cosmology and the zoology of the area was also changed by systematic murder of the native nomadic hunter-gatherers and the hunting and killing dozens of species of animal to near extinction. The land itself has survived thousands of years, holding within it all the potential to resurrect and to nourish.” - By Lyn Holm Sources consulted: AfrikaBurn 2014: Subterrafuge. 2014. Thundafund (Online). Available: https://www.thundafund.com/ Subterrafuge# [2016, Mar. 17]. | Largest wooden sculpture. 2016. Guinness World Records (Online). Available: http://www. guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-woodensculpture/ [2016, Mar. 17]. | Subterrafuge 2015. 2014. Thundafund (Online). Available: https://www.thundafund.com/ subterrafuge2015 [2016, Mar. 17]. | Van der Merwe, Merwelene. 2015. AfrikaBurn 2015 Story 2 - Subterrafuge & The Clan. Behance (Online). Available: https://www.behance.net/gallery/26663127/ AfrikaBurn-2015-Story-2-Subterrafuge-The-Clan [2016, Mar. 17].


Vincent Da Silva Sculpts Movement Vincent da Silva sees movement and brings to life bronzes of distinction. His attention was originally drawn by the graceful motion of the cat. The artist explored the subject matter, developing an understanding of the cat’s anatomy before extending his focus to the anatomy of other animals. The wild nature of horses captured his imagination. Meticulously planning and gently stripping away the perception of the horse, he echoed the raw nature of the horse in the way expressed in his wildlife works. As an artist, da Silva reflects a very analytical way of producing bronzes, yet the ferocity and grace in which he produces the art is intuitive. The studio is where everything begins. It is this space in which he can sit and reflect on sculptural thoughts. There is a constant need from within to create and make something. To da Silva, freedom of expression is bringing the art of sculpting back to the simplest most honest way of understanding. He prefers not to complicate things by explaining or naming his work, believing that art should speak for itself. Find out more at www.vincentdasilva.com For updates and happenings at the studio visit and like: www.facebook.com/vincentdasilvastudio

“Initially I sculpt a pose, a mood, or some form of shape, and I incorporate a subject that will only add to expressing that sense of movement. That is why I initially chose to sculpt cats simply because the cat inherently reflects a lot of movement – a very expressive animal. The subject is actually a secondary aspect to the movement.”


GALLERY GUIDE www.arttimes.co.za/gallery-guide Adriaan Diedericks, Innate Life-Size (2015) at Lizamore@Clairvaux


Sculptures by Stansilaw Trzebinski in situ

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“I believe that an artist needs to be able to show a large body of works at any one time, in order for viewers to get a sense of his/her oeuvre. Space constraints often make this difficult to achieve within a group exhibition but ODA enables a handful of selected artists & designers to ‘tell their stories’ by overcoming the obstacle - Patrizia Litty Objekt.Design.Art is an inspiring double-volume space situated in the centre of Franschhoek that incorporates a variety of art and design disciplines without relying on existing concepts of a gallery. Patrizia Litty enjoys combining contradicting elements, at the same time creating space for continuous flow and change, allowing the exhibits to interact instead of displaying isolated pieces.

At present the gallery showcases the work of established artists such as Paul Blomkamp, Mbongeni Buthelezi and ANPA side by side emerging “young guns” such as Stanislaw Trzebinski, Janko de Beer and Michaela Rinaldi which will grant a sense of fluidity to the one and stability to the other, ultimately creating a visual engaging display for the viewer.

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Palette Fine Art Gallery Swan towers 2.2m high and epitomizes the inspiration and fascination with the Mexican Cliff Divers for its creator, Lydia da Silva. Nestled among the grand old oak trees in Church Street, Stellenbosch is Palette Fine Art Gallery. The gallery was started filling a niche in the tourist market and has evolved after 2½ years, drawing more serious Art Collectors and South African Art Lovers. The gallery now boasts many beautiful bronze sculptures varying from the human form to many species of animals and birds. The Grumpy Ballerina bronze looks out over the small, bronze Otter perching on his back while bronze Dung Beetle rolls his ball in another corner. Palette Fine Art Gallery has consignment work from local artists from the Western Cape as well as of a few Fine Art students at the University of Stellenbosch. From the creative minds of the artists commissions are undertaken satisfying new Home Owners and Art Lovers alike. www.palettesculpturegallery.co.za Tel: (021)855-0908 20

“I was always fascinated by the Cliff Divers in Acapulco. Perched high above the cliffs, they hurtle their bodies in a gracious curve with outstretched arms, reminiscent of a swan’s wings. Seconds before hitting the water at breakneck speed, they bring their arms together and clench their fists to brace for the impact of hitting the water. This takes tremendous courage and one can imagine how many near misses they have.” – Lydia da Silva

Bronzes by Lydia da Silver. Photos: Carina Lochner

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Eastern Cape Alexandria

In Toto Gallery Fin Feather Fur, The show aims to celebrate animals that are traditionally hunted, and to challenge the age-old practice of championing the hunter in art. The result is a fantastic group exhibition featuring local and international artists, 17/03/2016 till 18/04/2016, Birdhaven, T. 011 447 6543, megan@intotogallery.co.za, http:// www.intotogallery.co.za

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Transforming the Collection, From the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, 07/03/2016 till 15/06/2016, Cultural Boycott to Pan African Dream, From the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, 16/03/2016 till 05/06/2016, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000, artmuseum@ mandelametro.gov.za, www.artmuseum.co.za

Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum Fragile Histories, Fugitive Lives, A solo exhibition by Keith Dietrich, 20/04/2016 till 12/05/2016, Aesthetic Cooperatives: A Polly Street Era, This exhibition will showcase and celebrate leading black and white South African artists who were representatives and students of the Polly Street era. The exhibition focuses on the fellowships and mutual artistic and stylistic influences between artist and mentor. 17/03/2016 till 03/04/2016, Waverley, T. 051 0110525 ext 611, karen.marais@nasmus.co.za, www.facebook.com/OliewenhuisArtMuseum

East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery Cartoons for freedom, The ‘‘Dessins en liberté’’ (Cartoons for Freedom) exhibit is comprised of 12 panels of press illustrations made by 50 artists from around the world. Each panel is devoted to a specific theme concerning freedom of expression, 07/04/2016 till 23/04/2016, Southernwood, T. 043 7224044, annbryant@intekom.co.za, www.annbryant.co.za

Gallery on Leviseur Noordkaapse Dorpe, Book launch and signing with exhibition of photographic works from the book, 31/03/2016 till 19/04/2016, 59 Genl. Dan Pienaar Avenue, Westdene, Bloemfontein 9301, C. 0828352335, admin@ galleryonleviseur.co.za, www.galleryonleviseur.co.za

Clarens Art and Wine Gallery Solly Smook, Best of Solly Smook 2016, 02/04/2016 till 30/04/2016, Clarens, T. 058 2561298, anton@artandwine. co.za, www.artandwine.co.za Richard Rennie Art Gallery For the latest watercolour and oil landscapes by well known and popular artist Richard Rennie, visit our gallery in Clarens, Eastern Free State, 275 Main St, Clarens, clarensgallery@telkomsa.net

Johannesburg

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.artecpe. co.za/

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/

Absa Art Gallery Art by leading South African Artists, ABSA Towers North, 161 Main Road, Johannesburg, T. 011 3505139, paulbay@absa. co.za, www.absa.co.za Alice Art Gallery O.Griet, Children’s stories inspires her work. She started painting family portraits where her normal characters changes slightly to represent specific family members and/or pets., 02/04/2016 till 03/04/2016, Christelle Pretorius, She plays with the beauty of colour in subtle nuances and captures the memory of the subject portrayed., 09/04/2016 till 10/04/2016. Petro Neal, Her choice of subject matter of florals and street scenes strike at her heart’s belief of the manifestation of the beauty from God’s hand, 16/04/2016 till 17/04/2016, Roodepoort, T. 011 9581392, info@aliceart.co.za, www.aliceart.co.za Artist Proof Studio One of the largest and most vibrant community and profe ssional printmaking facilities in Southern Africa. Newtown. T. 011 4921278, admin@artistproofstudio.co.za, www. artistproofstudio.co.za/home-3

Lizamore & Associates Gallery SA Taxi Foundation Art Award Top 30. This exhibition showcases the Top 30 artworks from the SA Taxi Foundation Art Award, including the winners and over-all winner, 09/04/2016 till 29/04/2016, Parkwood, T. 011 8808802, suen@lizamore.co.za, www.lizamore.co.za

CIRCA on Jellicoe Lucinda Mudge & Neill Wright, Two separate exhibitions by Lucinda Mudge and Neill Wright will run concurrently at CIRCA, 21/04/2016 till 28/05/2016, 2 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard.co.za, www.circaonjellicoe.co.za Crouse Art Gallery We at Crouse Art deal exclusively in original South African Art, specifically in investment art. We offer works by a variety of renowned artists, Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, Hennie Niemann, Chris Tugwell, Andre de Beer and many more. Florida. T. 011 6723821. suzette. crouse@telkomsa.net, www.artdealers.co.za/ Diedericks/Faber Fine Art Artist collective that was founded and managed by Christiaan Diedericks and Elton Faber. Melville, T. 011 7263638, elton@diedericksfaberfineart.com www. diedericksfaberfineart.com

Gauteng

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

Riverside Shopping Centre Bryanston, Johannesburg 011 463 8524 / 084 843 8302 info@candiceberman.co.za www.candicebermangallery.com

Johannesburg Art Gallery Centenary Celebrations, The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) has previously proudly announced the forthcoming 100 year celebration of the Lutyens building. The curatorial team will strive to exhibit as much of JAGs acquisitions as possible, and fill the walls exclusively with work from the collections, 10/11/2015 till 31/05/2016, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130, TinyM@joburg.org.za, www.facebook. com/FriendsofJAG

Everard Read Sidney Beck & Walter Meyer, Two exhibitions showcasing the works of Sidney Beck & Walter Meyer respectively, 07/04/2016 till 30/04/2016, 6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard.co.za, www.everardread.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 Parkwood, T. 011 4470155/98, info@ gallery2.co.za, www.gallery2.co.za Goodman Gallery Carla Busuttil, Choice. Click. Bait, 07/04/2016 till 27/04/2016, Parkview, T. 011 7881113, matthew@goodman-gallery.com, www.goodman-gallery.com Graham’s Fine Art Gallery Graham’s Fine Art Gallery exhibits a significant collection of important South African art, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869, info@grahamsgallery.co.za, www.grahamsgallery. co.za

outoftheCUBE@KKNK 2016 a new ‘selfie’ … … ‘I Am The Unindexable’, featuring Nonhlanhla Mkwanazi’s final year BVA student exhibition (2015 UNISA), whose work explores ways that society and cultural structures attempt to shape our identity and individuality via systems of indexing. Seen here, ‘Untitled 2’, one of a series of paintings on book pages from her wall installation.

www.outofthecube.co.za > collaborations > the selfies project > Nonhlanhla Mkwanazi Sanlam Art Lounge Nita Spilhaus (1878 - 1967): Paintings, Drawing and Graphics, Nita Spilhaus, 25/02/2016 till 22/04/2016, 6th Floor, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, T. 011 7786210, Stefan.Hundt@ sanlam.co.za, www.sanlam.co.za Springs Art Gallery The Springs Art is the only Civic Gallery in the whole of Ekurhuleni. Artists can book the gallery space for a limited period and cover minimal costs of running the exhibition. Artists need to approach the gallery by submitting proposal with portfolios of their works for consideration. We review artist submissions on a rolling basis, Springs,T. 011 999 8726/7, Thabo.Sekoaila@ekurhuleni.gov.za, www.artmap. co.za/568/springs+art+gallery/ Stevenson Mawande Ka Zenzile, solo exhibition, 04/02/2016 till 11/04/2016, Braamfontein, T 011 4031055/1908, jhb@stevenson.info, www. stevenson.info

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS

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 0266588, swelco.studio@ stephanwelzandco.co.za, www.stephanwelzandco. co.za UJ Art Gallery Exhibits contemporary South African art and group exhibitions by younger generation artists. APK Campus, Auckland Park. T. 011 5592099, aedempsey@uj.ac.za, www.uj.ac. za/EN/ArtsandCulture/Pages/home.aspx

Pretoria Association of Arts Pretoria PPC Imaginarium finalist exhibition, The PPC Imaginarium is a showcase of art and design innovation, where the beauty and versatility of concrete is celebrated. Visit www.ppcimaginarium.co.za for more details on this year’s finalists and winners, 05/05/2016 till 30/04/2016, Nieuw Muckleneuk, T. 012 3463100, artspta@mweb.co.za, www.artsassociationpta. co.za Centurion Art Gallery Tait Modern, Solo exhibition by Mimi van der Merwe, 02/04/2016 till 30/04/2016, Lyttelton Manor, T. 012 3583477, artg@tshwane.gov.za, www.tshwane.co.za 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 Stepping Out – Textile Art, Stepping Out, a creative handwork group from Centurion, uses material and fibre to construct practical or decorative objects. Textiles have always been a fundamental part of human life and textile art that includes various techniques used to embellish or decorate textiles will be exhibited, 06/03/2016 till 16/05/2016, Quotidian Life: Iris Dawn Parker, This solo exhibition by photographer Iris Dawn Parker is an ongoing series of portraits and stories reflecting everyday life in South Africa, 17/03/2016 till 03/06/2016, Arcadia, Pretoria, T.012 3586750, art.museum@tshwane.gov.za, www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za

UNISA Art Gallery Contemporary South African and international art., New Muckleneuk, Pretoria, T. 012 4415876, Mkhonbw@unisa.ac.za, www. unisa.ac.za/gallerylebekj@unisa.ac.za

KZ Natal Ballito Imbizo Gallery Ballito, T. 032 9461937, info@ imbizoartgallery.co.za, www.imbizogallery.com

Durban Artspace Durban Birds and Man, Anthea Martin, ends 31/03/2016, Angie Arbuthnot, Paintings by this innovative KZN-based artist, 02/04/2016 till 28/04/2016, 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, T. 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 Ngale, Ngale (that which is just beyond) describes the intent to seek out experiences/ ways of seeing that are not immediately tangible. Photographer Peter McKenzie mentored Durban Centre for Photography students to produce a portfolio of reportage/creative photographs exploring hidden aspects of eThekwini, 30/03/2016 until 17/04/2016, T. 031 2771705, gallery@kznsagallery.co.za, www. kznsagallery.co.za

Newcastle Carnegie Art Gallery Healing exhibition by Vusi Zwane, 1. Healing exhibition opened by Dr Malcolm Christian. Vusi was born in Lennoxton, Newcastle in 1957. Studied graphic and textile art at FUBA in the 80s. Now works at Caversham Press. 2. Ezekhethelo permanent collection exhibition, 04/03/2016 till 05/06/2016, Newcastle, KZN, T. 034 3287622, Phumzile.Dlamini@newcastle.gov. za, www.carnegie-art.co.za

Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery Building History by Carola Brotherton, This exhibition from the Gallery’s permanent collection comprises pen & ink drawings and linoprints of a number of Victorian and Edwardian buildings in the centre of Pietermaritzburg. Carola focused on the exteriors of the buildings, often emphasizing their cast iron decorations, 07/02/2016 till 22/05/2016, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801, brendan.bell@msunduzi.gov.za, www.tatham.org.za The Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery at Butterflies for Africa, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3871356, art@ butterflies.co.za, www.artsales.co.za

St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery Craig Muller “Desperate Preservation” Wood, Steel & glass 492 Fehrsen Str Brooklyn Circle 012 460 0284 www.stlorient.co.za

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Makiwa Gallery Makiwa Gallery Fine Art & Sculpture, Makiwa Gallery Umhlanga Rocks exhibiting renowned Fine Artists & Sculptors - Makiwa, Royalene, Tony De Freitas, Marlien van Heerden, Elbe van Rooyen, Ian Hertslet, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Nicole Pletts, Coral Spencer, Llewellyn Owen Davies, Sarah Richards, Kobus Nel, 01/04/2016 till 30/4/2016, 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

Jonel Scholtz Art Gallery SA artists, Ongoing exhibition of Top SA Artists: Jonel Scholtz, Isabelle le Roux, Johan Smith, Munro, Dougie du Toit, Mariaan Kotze and Bert van Wyk, ends 31/04/2016, Lichtenburg/Welgevonden Farm Coligny, C. 082 8538621, jonelscholtz@truenw.co.za, www. jonelscholtz.co.za/Home/

Limpopo Hoedspruit Imbizo Gallery Autumn Colours, All the latest range of Art inc Originals:- Oil on Canvas, Pencil, Indian Ink, & Charcoal on Paper, Bronze Sculptures, Glass Art, Photography and Ceramics, 01/04/2016 till 30/04/2016, Hoedspruit Central, T. 087 808 2826, kruger@imbizogallery.co.za, www. imbizogallery.com

Mpumalanga 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, richard@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 Rogerium Imaginaerium, Rogerio Andrade, 19/03/2016 till 18/04/2016, Color Palettes Browsing through eSwatini, Celimpilo Dlamini and friends, 19/04/2016 to 23/05/2016, White River, C. 083 6758833, art@ whiterivergallery.co.za

North-West University Gallery Albus and Foreign Nationals, “Albus” by Justin Dingwall and “Foreign Nationals by Aldo Brincat, 18/02/2016 till 08/04/2016, Potchefstroom, North-West University, T. 018 2994341, gallery@nwu.ac.za, www.nwu. ac.za/nwugallery

Western Cape Cape Town Artvark Gallery Artist in Residence - Tessa Wessels, Recent Fine Arts graduate from Stellenbosch University, Tessa Wessels is currently working on a series of oil paintings from her travels, 14/03/2016 till 14/08/2016, Kalk Bay, T. 021 788 5584, artvark@ iafrica.com, http://www.artvark.org/ Agapanthus New works by Ceramic Matters, 01/04/2016 till 30/04/2016, Kalk Bay, T 021 7883187, info@agapanthus.capetown.co.za 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 MJ Lourens: Proximity by Proxy, 26/04/2016 till 31/05/2016, Newlands, T. 021 6711553, alexandra@barnardgallery.com, www. barnardgallery.com Candice Berman Gallery The Maasai Collection, Kimberly Gundle, 17/02/2016 till 06/04/2016, Woodstock 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

Northern Cape Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery Contemporary South African Ceramics collection, Henrietta Ngako Nico Masemola Fani Madoda and more, 01/01/2016 till 31/12/2016, Civic Centre, T. 053 8311724/5, kirsten@whag.co.za, www.whag.co.za

North West

Nottingham Road 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, 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

Potchefstroom

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

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Everard Read V& A: April Pastoral Abstraction Group Show at the Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town. Opens 6th to 29th April Featuring: Dylan Lewis, Beth Diane Armstrong, Justin Southey, Swain Hoogervorst, Brett Rubin, Sean Slemon and more.

Die Kunskamer (Established in 1971), Celebrating 44 years in SA Art, Fresnaye, Sea Point, Cape Town, T. 021 4349529, info@kunskamer.co.za, www. diekunskamer.co.za Eatwell Gallery My Studio, Lynne-Marie Eatwell, Eric Oswald Eatwell, Mags Eatwell, 01/04/2016 till 30/04/2016, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767, toonlynne@gmail.com, www.eatwellgallery.com EBONY Cape Town Polymorphic, A solo show with Oliver Barnett. This body of work draws inspiration from the tribal masks encountered on his travels through remote areas of the African continent as well as a deep and at times mystical connection to nature, 03/03/2016 till 02/05/2016, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4249985, gernot@ebonydesign. co.za, www.ebonydesign.co.za 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 Mirror Dialogue, A group show featuring young South African artists: Loyiso Mkize, Boeta Phyf, Anthea Delmotte, Talitha Deetlefs ends 23/04/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 4220327, admin@eclecticadesignandart.co.za, www.eclecticadesignandart.co.za”

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Diedericks Faber Fine Art trevayne@ diedericksfaberfineart.com, www.diedericksfaber fineart.com Gallery F Cape Town, T. 021 4234423, gavin@ galleryf.co.za, www.galleryf.co.za Goodman Gallery Nolan Oswald Dennis, Furthermore, 14/04/2016 till 18/05/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4627567, matthew@goodmangallery.com, www.goodman-gallery.com G2 Art We are a permanent gallery in the Cape Town CBD. Offering a diverse range of painting, mixed media and sculpture by South African artists. Including - Jimmy Law, Nicole Pletts, Alfred Budaza and Uwe Pfaff to mention a few Cape Town. T. 021 4247169 di@g2art.co.za www.g2art.co.za/ contact-us/

Iziko SA National Gallery Studio, Celebrating the lives and works of South African Artists, 10/12/2015 till 30/09/2016, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4674660, ewhite@iziko.org.z a, www.iziko.org.za

Michaelis Galleries T. 021 480 7170, nkule. mabaso@uct.ac.za, www.michaelis.uct.ac.za/ galleries–

Jan Royce Gallery Focus, One Artist / One Work / One Day Exhibition changing daily with focus on 1 work by 1 artist. Anton Smit, Johannes Du plessis, Stanislaw Trzebinski, Lionel Smit and others. More information on our website, 07/04/2016 till 30/04/2016, City Bowl, T. 021 4221624, www. janroycegallery.com 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. Ongoing, Newlands, T. 021 6836863, art@johansborman. co.za, www.johansborman.co.za Kalk Bay Modern Kalkbay Modern Gallery is an eclectic space that serves as a creative platform for contemporary artists, photographers, ceramists, designers and other creative’s from the Southern Africa region. We specialise in affordable art, art editions and San bushman art. Kalk Bay, T. 021 7886571, kbmodern@iafrica.com, www. kalkbaymodern.co.za/

Mogalakwena Gallery Gina Niederhumer Portrait of a Needlewoman “to inspire, in the viewer, a process of meditation on human experiences of trauma, memory, healing and repair in an individual, social, cultural and global sense.” 3 March - 29 April 2016, 3 Church Street, Cape Town, btw Adderley Str & St George’s Mall. Photographer: Jac de Villiers

Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Fine arts foundry and sculpture studio, Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Chris Bladen, Gilbert Banda, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7888736, ignoblis@iafrica.com Leonardo da Vinci Gallery CBD, C. 083 745 6073, info@davincigallery.co.za, www.davincigallery.co.za

GALLERY DISPLAY BLOCK Dreaming; oil on canvas 60 x 60cm 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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30.03 – 30.04.2016 ‘HAEVN’ – Lizza Littlewort. A series of paintings on aluminium & tracing paper. ‘Brouhaha’ – Wim Legrand. Belgian artist and master print-maker Legrand’s first solo show in Cape Town of his surreal paintings.

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34 Fine Art Gallery Collection, 34FineArt has a continuous online exhibition on vgallery.co.za displaying the stock of the Gallery. A unique collection of works is also on view on 34fineart. co.uk. Also see us at the Urban Art Fair Paris 22 April to 24 April 2016. 10/03/2016 till 10/05/2016, Woodstock, C. 0823541500 info@34fineart.com, www.34fineart.com

Eclectica Modern Gallery Of movement and Experience. In this black and white exhibition navigating urban realities is explored by various artists such as Kathe Kolwitz, Dumile Feni, Diane Victor, Deborah Bell, Peter Clarke, Sam Nhlegethwa, William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas and others. 9 Cavendish Street, Claremont, T. 021 6717315, margie@ eclectica.co.za, www.eclecticamodern.co.za

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Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection, Paper Is You III, A group exhibition celebrating the diversity and richness of paper as artistic medium. Artist include: Andrew Sutherland, Berry Meyer, Elsabe Milandri, Gabrielle Raaff, Kirsten Beets, and Paul Senyol, 29/04/2016 till 21/05/2016, Gardens, T. 021 424 6930, info@salon91.co.za, www.salon91.co.za

Artist Shaune Rogatschnig Red! The Gallery & Cafe, Steenberg Village Steenberg Village Shopping Centre, Reddam Avenue, Tokai Gallery 021 7010886, Café 021 7024466 Book your functions in our newly renovated café, Surrounded by awesome art! Email: red@redthegallery.co.za Website: www.redthegallery.co.za

Sanlam Art Gallery Sanlam Art Collection Selected Works, Irma Stern, Alexis Preller, Maggie Laubser, Maude Sumner, Kenneth Bakker, Harry Trevor, Cecil Skotnes, JH Pierneef, Erik Laubscher, Andrew Murray, Freid Locke and many others, 09/12/2015 till 29/04/2016, Bellville, T. 021 9473359, Stefan.Hundt@sanlam.co.za, www. sanlam.co.za South African Jewish Museum Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm; Friday 10am to 2pm; Saturday closed; Sunday 10am to 5pm, Gardens. T. 021 4651546gavin@sajewishmuseum.co.zawww. sajewishmuseum.org.za/

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 Summer Salon. A dynamic group show in conjunction with Provenance Art., Exhibition includes works by William Kentridge, Gavin Younge, Robert Slingsby, Lyndi Sales, Willie Bester, Lorienne Lotz, Richard Smith, Deborah Bell, Pamela Stretton, Stephen Croeser. 6 Vrede Street, Gardens. Telephone gallery: 0214618009, till 31/04/2016, Gardens, T. 021 4330957, roskorb@ icon.co.za, www.rosekorberart.com Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Art Exchange Mexico, A Group Exhibition of South African Fine Art Prints exhibited in Mexico during February as part of our International Art Exchange venture. Artists include amongst others: Joshua Miles, Christiaan Diedericks, Hanneke Benade, Pauline Gutter, Strijdom van der Merwe, Bambo Sibiya and Themba Khumalo, 05/04/2016 till 04/05/2016, Karin Lijnes Solo Exhibition, Solo Exhibition of sculptural work by Karin Lijnes, 05/04/2016 till 08/05/2016, Durbanville, T. 021 9764691, rustenvrede@ telkomsa.net, www.rust-en-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

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The AVA Gallery Showcasing contemporary South African art in all media. 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436, info@ava. co.za, www.ava.co.za The Cape Gallery Immersion - an exhibition by Mandy Lake, Immersion is Mandy Lake’s first solo exhibition and will be introduced by Bruce Jack. “The vast oceans have captured and sustain my imagination. If I can communicate the deep affinity and longing for the primal waters that I believe we all share, then as an artist, I am content.” – Mandy Lake, 03/04/2016 till 23/04/2016, 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 4473988info@framingplace. co.za UCT Irma Stern Museum The New Immediacy, New works by the artist Tyrone Appollis, 16/04/2016 till 07/05/2016, Rosebank, T. 021 6855686, 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

The South African Print Gallery Image: Alice Goldin Title: High Tide, Arniston Screenprint Print Size: 635 x 685mm R7000 http://printgallery.co.za/shop/alice-goldin/ high-tide-arniston/

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 Organism | an exhibition by Janet Botes, A solo exhibition by Janet Botes in which the artist seeks to establish a human-animalenvironmental relationship through a looking glass of biological observation & visual metaphor, 02/04/2016 till 18/04/2016, Central City, T. 021 8014710, info@stateoftheart-gallery.com, www. stateoftheart-gallery.com Stevenson Dealing in contemporary art from South Africa as well as Africa, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500, cpt@stevenson.info, www.stevenson. info/ Smith Gallery Dale Lawrence, A solo exhibition of paintings, prints and tapestry work by Dale Lawrence, 06/04/2016 till 07/05/2016, Cape Town CBD, candace@smithstudio.co.za

The Gallery at Grande Provence From Giyani to Alexandra, A mirror exhibition shown at Everard Read Jhb and The Gallery @ Grande Provence. Hlungwani talks about his journey from Giyani his home ground to the busy streets of Alex in Johannesburg. It would seem that his move from Giyani to Alex was also a step into the next century, 06/03/2016 till 16/04/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8768630, gallery@grandeprovence.co.za, www. grandeprovence.co.za

WHATIFTHEWORLD Across Borders, Moffat Takadiwa, 16/03/16 till 30/04/2016, Green Room, Olaf Hajek, 16/03/2016 till 30/04/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 447 2376, matthew@ whatiftheworld.com, http://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 Curator’s Choice: Group exhibition, This group exhibition show cases the best of local and international artists who have exhibited with Art in the Yard over the past year. The exhibition focuses on a selected specific group of artists that represent an overall diversity in medium, technique and unique artistic style, 16/04/2016 till 02/05/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280, curator@artintheyard.co.za, www. artintheyard.co.za EBONY /Curated Literary Festival, The Festival runs from Friday to Sunday during the third weekend in May, art and sculptures will be on view, 13/05/2016 till 30/05/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, gernot@ebonydesign.co.za, www.ebonydesign.co.za IS Art Paste, An exhibition of paintings by Heidi Fourie and sculptures by Cobus Haupt, 10/04/2016 till 08/05/2016, 11 Huguenot Street, Franschoek, T. 021 8762071, gallery@ isart.co.za

The La Motte Museum Offers a cultural-historical experience featuring the estate’s history and architecture. Current exhibition: Thoughtful Journey – a celebration of female artists. On Thursday, 12 May at 18h30, acclaimed writer Amanda Botha will present a talk on the relationship between 20th century female artists. Cost R80pp (bookings are essential). T 021 876 8850, E museum@la-motte. co.za, www.la-motte.com Makiwa Gallery Makiwa Gallery Artworks April 2016, For the discerning Art Collectors of Fine South African Art. Owned by renowned Artist, Makiwa Mutomba, also showcasing other respected SA Artists such as Tony De Freitas, Marlien van Heerden, Ian Hertslet, Anton Gericke, Sarah Richards & Shaune Rogatschnig. Open Monday - Sunday 9:30 - 5:30, 01/04/2016 till 30/04/2016, Fransch hoek, T. 021 8762600, infofk@makiwagalleries.com, www. makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek

George Crouse Art Gallery Stefan De Beer, Crouse Art Gallery is proud to host the Stefan de Beer Solo exhibition at the George Gallery. Stefan’s style is impressionistic realistic and he enjoys both oils and acrylics, 21/04/2016 till 25/04/2016, 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

Gordons Bay Ndiza Gallery Drone, Arlene Amaler-Raviv, 01/03/2016 till 01/07/2016, Gordon’s Bay C. 076 2285046 ndizagallery@gmail.com www. ndizagallery.com/

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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

Hermanus Abalone Gallery Accrochage with artists of the gallery, Alta Botha, Lien Botha, John Clarke, Hannes Harrs, Elzaby Laubscher, Pat Mautloa Louis van Heerden, Lynette ten Krooden, Jeannette Unite, Louis van Heerden, 02/04/2016 till 03/05/2016, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935, info@abalonegallery. co.za, www.abalonegallery.co.za

The ART SQUARE studio/gallery The Art Square offers a creative and social platform where the artist and public can meet. Solo exhibitions every last Thursday of the month. West Coast hospitality – everyone welcome. Langebaanarts2gether@gmail. com www.facebook.com/ThePumpkinHouse

Riebeek Kasteel Riebeek Kasteel - The Gallery Large selection of contemporary paintings. Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Riebeek Kasteel. C. 0836533697 astridmcleod@mweb.co.za www.galleryriebeek. co.za/

Oudtshoorn Absa Art Gallery part of the KKNK Art Festival, Prince Vincent Building, Mapping between the maps, The Spaces between Maps (mapping between the maps) Absa Gallery has invited a selection of pervious entrants in the Barclays L’Atelier Competition to map that space between the maps, the blank spaces, some of the artists include: Elrie Joubert, Jan Maada Tshikhuthula, Philiswa Lila, 24/03/2016 till 30/03/2016, Oudtshoorn, T. 011 3505139

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Stellenbosch Art Gallery Saturday 05 March at 11am / Frederike Stokhuyzen Exhibition Opening. Opening Speaker Dorethea Van Zyl. Wine will be served. 07/03/2016 Evette and Marius Weyers in Conversation about Art, Words and Theatre. Opening at 12pm. Creamics by Evette Weyers including sculptures by various artists, 05/03/2016 till 26/03/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8283489, mjg@kingsley.co.za, www.stellenboschartgallery. co.za

Paarl Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists, Paarl, T. 021 8725030, zetler@icon.co.za, www. houtstreetgallery.co.za

Teresa Decinti Fine Art Gallery Landscapes and portraits exhibition in Stellenbosch Artwork: “Simonsberg mountain” in palette knife by Teresa Decinti. Contact: 082 432 5188 Facebook: Teresa Decinti Fine Art Gallery Eikehoff Church Street Stellenbosch, website: www.teresadecinti.com

Plettenberg Bay

Rossouw Modern SPACE: solo exhibition by Greg Stock Interval - hand/machine/between - a collection of 7 drawing machines and drawings - opening 5.30pm on 1 April - on until 24 April - visit www.rossouwmodern.com or call 028 313 2222

Rossouw Modern Focus on black and white collection of drawings in charcoal, pastels and pencil by Frans Mulder, Andrew Barlow and Jono Dry - visit www.rossouwmodern.com to view - remember to come and Art Walk our town on 1 April at the Hermanus First Fridays - 16 galleries open until 8pm Walker Bay Art Gallery Leading specialist in South African Art and features a new Contemporary Gallery. Wide variety of paintings, sculptures, glass and ceramics. Hermanus, T. 028 3122928, amorie@walkerbayartgallery.co.za, www. walkerbayartgallery.co.za

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

Prince Albert Prince Albert Gallery beyond Beyond infinite and infinitesimal, My photographic process is one of long exposure with a continuously moving light source. I am in search of an essential yet elusive soul quality present in each specific life form. My work ultimately explores beyond external form, traversing nuanced interconnection between death and life, 24/03/2016 till 24/04/2016, Prince Albert, T. 023 5411057, karoogallery@intekom.co.za, www.princealbertgallery.co.za/

Knysna Fine Art Transmutation, Group show by 54 South African contemporary artists, 15/04/2016, Knysna, T. 044 3825107, gallery@ finearts.co.za, www.finearts.co.za

Bay Gallery Autumn - Art in the Heart of Langebaan. Unique, excellent artwork by local artists: Joan Schrauwen, Antonia Velissariou, Sandy Esau, Gerda Claassen, George Meyer, Melanie du Toit, Jannie Jordaan, Thea Darlow, Michele Batchelder, Marie Prinsloo, Aletia, Marina Clunie, Denis Hilton Lees, Anna Meredith, Anthony Gadd and Elzette Welgemoed. Langebaan, baygallery@ xsinet.co.za, www.baygallery.co.za

Art at Tokara Solo exhibition, Photography Thomas Ferreira, 15/03/2016 till 08/05/2016, Crest of the Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, T. 011 7880820, info@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 oudelibertasgallery@gmail.com www.oudelibertas. 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,

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The South African Print Gallery Image: Theo Paul Vorster Title: The Arrival Linocut Print Size: 260x360mm R3000.00 http://printgallery.co.za/product-category/ established-artists/theo-paul-vorster/

Rupert Museum South African Artists, Our opening hours are now Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, Stellenbosch, T. 021 888 3344, deh@remgro.com, www.rupertmuseum. org/?m=2

US Museum Mary Sibande - Right Now!, 02/03/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8083695, uw2@sun.ac.za

Tulbagh Saronsberg Cellar Modern South African Collection, Extensive selection of paintings and sculptures; collection includes Paul du Toit, Angus Taylor, Colbert Mashile, Diane Victor, Walter Battiss, Norman Catherine, Rina Stutzer, Claudette Schreuder, Brett Murray, Lionel Smit, Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, Jacques Coetzer, Kevin Roberts, Sarah Ballam, Tulbagh, T.023 2300707, info@ saronsberg.com, www.saronsberg.com

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South African Artists Abroad Exhibitions: Everard Read Galleries opened CIRCA London in Chelsea on 18 March 2016, with an exhibition including work by Caryn Scrimgeour, Wilma Cruise, Angus Taylor, Norman Catherine, Beezy Bailey, Bronwyn Lace, Colbert Mashile, Wayne Barker and Nelson Makamo – to name but a few (exhibition runs until 23 April 2016). Serge Alain Nitegeka’s solo exhibition, titled Colour & Form in BLACK, takes place at Marianne Boesky Gallery (Now, until 23 April 2016). Jeannette Unite’s COMPLICIT GEOGRAPHIES is currently on show at the Ostwall Art Museum in Dortmund, Germany.

Deborah Bell, Bridge, Bronze Image courtesy Circa London

Lucinda Mudge, How alive are you? – from the Lasers in the Jungle series, 2014, Ceramic Image courtesy the artist.

Accolades: Tony Gum was recently nominated for PRIZE – a jury awarded grant given to an artist of distinction featured in a solo exhibition at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, New York. Artworks by John Pace (Winner of Sanlam Portrait Award 2015) and Veronique Hoog (Winner of Sanlam Portrait Award 2015 Top 40) were selected for the finals of the British Portrait Award 2016.

Anton Kannemeyer is included in Winter 2015/2016 at Rennie Collection in Canada (Now, until 23 April 2016). A small survey of Moshekwa Langa’s work will be displayed at Frieze New York (5 - 8 May 2016). 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in New York will feature SA artists William Kentridge and Billie Zangewa (6 – 8 May 2016)

Laurence Lemaoana is exhibiting at Social Fabric: African Textiles Today, at William Morris Gallery, in London (now, until 29 May 2016). The work of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin features on the exhibition British Art Show 8, which is planned to travel to four cities across the United Kingdom. The exhibition is currently being shown at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh (Now, until 8 May). Other current exhibitions featuring work by the artists include Nothing Happens, Twice: Artists Explore the Absurdity of Life at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire (Now, until 4 June).

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Twenty artists, including Billie Zangewa and Sue Williamson, show Africa from various perspectives in the exhibition Lucy’s Iris at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC) in León, Spain (Now, until 12 June). The exhibition, looking at the role of women on the continent, addresses issues such as the environment, memory, colonial history (post) or identity on a continent that tends to look like a homogeneous unit while hiding countless unknown realities.

Billie Zangewa, Divine Intervention, silk tapestry, 137x112cm, 2015 Image courtesy AFRONOVA Gallery

Tony Gum, Half full, half empty from the Milked In Africa series, 2016, digital print Image courtesy Christopher Moller Gallery and the artist

Ian Grose, Simon Gush, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Zanele Muholi, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Deborah Poynton, Penny Siopis, Mawande Ka Zenzile are included in the exhibition I Love You Sugar Kane at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, in Mauritius (Now, until 17 June 2016). Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona presents the acclaimed traveling exhibition Making Africa (Now, until 31 July 2016). The exhibition focuses on the design accomplishments of the continent without, in the words of Okwui Enwezor, “being obsessed with the usual tropes of recycling, humanitarian design or traditional crafts”. Included are Haroon Gunn-Salie, Hank Willis Thomas, Mikhael Subotzky and Lucinda Mudge. 15


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Bad Man tops Great Sale STRAUSS & CO | CAPE TOWN At Strauss & Co’s auction on 14 March 2016 in Cape Town, Robert Hodgins’ roguish Bad Man with Great Threads sold for R2,4 million, more than three times the pre-sale estimates. Works by Hodgins dominated the top ten lots of the sale reaffirming this artist’s pre-eminence in the art market. Strauss & Co holds the world record of R2,6 million for Hodgins. The sale achieved a market-leading sellthrough rate of 84%, and a total of R42 million. The art component alone totalled R35 million – this is the highest total for South African art achieved at auction this year, once again asserting Strauss & Co’s position as global market leader. South Africans flocked to the preview and saleroom and bid enthusiastically throughout the sale. There was also plenty of interest from international buyers who took full advantage of the favourable exchange rates, not least the top quality items on offer. Treasures once part of the historic Vergelegen estate in Somerset West achieved a total of close on R2,4 million. The rare pair of Cape Neoclassical side tables sold for over R700 000. A single owner collection of fine Cape silver had a 100% sellthrough rate and achieved over R1,1 million. An astonishing result was achieved when ten international bidders vied on the telephones for a group of Persian paintings by the Russian artist Paul Mak which sold for R932 000. Following the auction, Dendy Easton, visiting auctioneer and well-known personality from the BBC Antiques Road Show, commented: This exceptional result underscores Strauss & Co’s power to exploit the internet to reach a global audience. Walter Battiss’s Red Rock rocked the auction room when it achieved over R1,8 million, Maggie Laubscher’s Birds and Boats reached close on R1,5 million, followed by Irma Stern’s Ndebele Woman mixed media that sold for over R1,1 million. The sale featured a number of major works by William Kentridge which were snapped up by collectors. These results are proof of the continuing excellence and resilience of Strauss & Co’s team in combating a volatile market.

Robert Hodgins, Bad Man in Great Threads, signed, dated 1997 inscribed on reverse with the medium and “Begun on 27/6/97. My 77th birthday”, charcoal and oil on canvas, 120 x 90cm. Sold for R2,4 million

Top 10 Lots STRAUSS & CO | CAPE TOWN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Lot 505 Lot 476 Lot 454 Lot 464 Lot 508

14 March 2016

Sale Total: R42 million

Sell-through rate: 84%

Robert Griffiths Hodgins (South African 1920-2010) Bad Man with Great Threads Walter Whall Battiss (South African 1906-1982) Red Rock Maggie (Maria Magdalena) Laubser (South African 1886-1973) Birds and Boats Irma Stern (South African 1894-1966) Ndebele Woman Robert Griffiths Hodgins (South African 1920-2010) Three characters in search of a painter and I know some smart-ass critic will say: “Well, they didn’t find him, did they?” 6. Lot 447 Paul Mak (Russian 1891-1967) Twelve Persian Fantasy Illustrations 7. Lot 512 William Joseph Kentridge (South African 1955-) Sleeper Red 8. Lot 511 Robert Griffiths Hodgins (South African 1920-2010) Model and Abstract Painting 9. Lot 526 William Joseph Kentridge (South African 1955-) Dutch Iris 10. Lot 274 A pair of Cape Neo-Classical stinkwood, yellowwood, amboyna-veneered and inlaid side tables, late 18th/early 19th century Prices quoted include buyer’s premium.

R2 387 280 R1818 880 R1 477 840 R1 136 800 R1 023 120 R932 176 R909 440 R886 704 R738 920 R704 816


Auction Action Results, highlights and lots to watch

RESULT | Alfred Theodore Joseph Bastien (BELGIAN 1873-195), Walled Garden, oil on canvas, signed, 77 by 98cm. Sold by Ashbeys Galleries with a low reserve of R4 000 and a hammer price of R37 000 (Cape Town, 10 March 2016)

ASHBEYS GALLERIES | CAPE TOWN 26 May 2016 at 10:00 Ashbey’s Galleries 43 Church Street Cape Town Entries for this auction close 20 April 2016 Tel: 021 423 8060 email: info@ashbeys.co.za email: inge@ashbeysgalleries.co.za More info: www.ashbeysgalleries.co.za

HIGHLIGHT | Jan Buys (1908 - 1985), Beer Pool, Klein Baai, mixed media on paper, signed and titled, 230 x 275mm. To be auctioned without reserve. LOT TO WATCH | Eduardo Villa, Four Forms Estimate: R50 000 - R70 000

STRAUSS & CO. | JOHANNESBURG 23 May 2016 The Wanderers Club Ballroom 21 North Street, Illovo Johannesburg Previewing: 20 - 22 May 2016 Tel: 011 728 8246 email: jhb@straussart.co.za More info: www.straussart.co.za

PROVENANCE AUCTION HOUSE | CAPE TOWN 6 April 2016 at 10:30am Provenance Auction House 6 - 8 Vrede Street, Cape Town Previewing: 30 March – 6 April 2016 Tel: 021 461 8009 email: info@provenanceart.co.za Please note that although the sale is uncatalogued, you may browse images and brief descriptions on www.provenanceart.co.za

HIGHLIGHT | Vladimir Griegorovich Tretchikoff (SOUTH AFRICAN 1913-2006), The Hindu Dancer, signed, dated 51 and inscribed with ‘SA’ oil on canvas 81 by 104cm RESULT | Dylan Lewis (South African, born 1964), Leopard standing on sloped base maquette (S123) 69 x 92cm. Sold for £16,250 (ZAR 361,776) by Bonhams in London, 16 March 2016 (The highest prize for contemporary SA art on this sale).

RESULT | Walter Battiss (SA, 1906-1982), Red Rock (detail), signed and dated May ’49, oil on canvas. Sold by Strauss & Co. for R1 818 880 at Cape Town, 14 March 2016 (Sale Total: R42 million | Sell-through rate: 84%)

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STEPHAN WELZ & CO. | JOHANNESBURG 11 - 12 May 2016 Stephan Welz & Co., 4th Floor, South Tower Nelson Mandela Square, Cnr Rivonia Rd & 5th Str, Sandton Previewing: 4 - 8 May 2016, 10h00 - 17h00 daily. Tel: 011 880 3125 | email: jhb@ stephanwelzandco.co.za More info: www.stephanwelzandco.co.za 11


Aria to the Opening of Zeitz MOCAA Looking to the future: Yinka Shonibare MBE (British-Nigerian), Addio del Passato Film Still I (detail), 2011. This artwork is part of the collection to be exhibited at Zeitz MOCAA.

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) promises to be the most significant cultural development on the continent since the Cairo Museum more than 100 years ago. Officially announced in 2013, the four-year project crossed the halfway mark last year with a number of construction safety awards, recognising the project management team’s efforts to keep the 2017 opening date on track. The V&A Waterfront can now confirm that Zeitz MOCAA will open to the public on 25 September 2017, in the ambitiously reimagined historic Grain Silo complex. However, it is not just the construction of the building that will house Africa’s largest contemporary art collection that requires careful planning: the museum’s curatorial process, funding plans and operation structures are already taking firm shape ahead of the opening. In addition to the opening date announcement,

the Zeitz MOCAA Board of Trustees was announced during the Gala Dinner, with some of the biggest South African philanthropists taking seats on the Board: Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, David Green, Isaac Julien, Wengechi Mutu, Gassant Orrie, Albie Sachs, and Jochen Zeitz. V&A CEO David Green and German businessman Jochen Zeitz will co-chair the Board. As a not-for-profit institution, fundraising is critical to building the necessary endowments that will fund not only operations but also museum advancement. The Zeitz MOCAA Gala Dinner, presented by Standard Bank Wealth and Investment, will become an annual fundraising event for the museum, along the lines of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual gala dinner. Chief Executive of Standard Bank Wealth and Investment, Margaret Nienaber, commented on their support: “We are passionate about Africa and her growth story and potential. Throughout our more

than 150 year history and our involvement in the Arts we have been fortunate to share in the stories of some extraordinary individuals, some of whom will also contribute to the success of Zeitz MOCAA. Our clients have always shown an interest in, and a passion for, the Arts and we believe that Zeitz MOCAA is a celebration of Africa’s rich cultural heritage and a wonderful platform for shaping the next generation leaders.” This year, ticket sales for the gala raised R2.5 million for the Access for All Campaign. This will ensure that no one is ever turned away from Zeitz MOCAA due to the inability to afford admission. Thanks to Access for All, the museum will have some free days every week. The intention is for Zeitz MOCAA to co-exist symbiotically and facilitate within the cultural and educational sectors in South Africa, and play an important role in propelling the sectors on many levels.

“This museum is a symbol, an icon, of the confidence we feel about being African, the confidence that we feel about our place in the world. And that’s what makes this so extraordinary. We have been given an opportunity to create a museum for all, and we must guarantee Access for All.” - Executive Director & Chief Curator of Zeitz MOCAA, Mark Coetzee

Installation view of Nandipha Mntambo artworks part of the collection to be exhibited at Zeitz MOCAA.


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Freida Lock (SOUTH AFRIAN 1902-1962) ZANZIBAR signed and dated 1947 oil on canvas, in original Zanzibar frame 56,5 by 46cm (exclu. frame) 82.5 by 60.5cm (inclu. frame) Estimate: R 500 000 - R 700 000

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Call for Entries From SA’s Biggest Art & Design Prize, PPC Imaginarium Awards

Following the resounding success of the PPC Imaginarium Awards 2015/16 - where a total of 47 regional Finalists were selected to exhibit compared to the previous year’s tally of 21 Finalists – the official Call to Entry for the third edition of the awards goes out on Friday, 15 April 2016. Entry registrations should be submitted online via the official website, www.ppcimaginarium.co.za. Un-established artists and designers stand a chance to change their careers through financial support, recognition, mentorship and guidance by entering the PPC Imaginarium Awards 2016/17. Having evolved from the longstanding PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards, the PPC Imaginarium encourages artists and designers to create and express their abilities using Portland

cement-based concrete as a primary base or material. The competition will feature six disciplines in the arts and design fields. These disciplines are sculpture, jewellery, architecture, film, industrial and fashion design. Boasting prize money to the value of half a million Rand, each category winner stands a chance to win R50 000, while runner-up contestants receive R15 000. The overall competition winner will receive the grand prize of R100 000 at the winners’ exhibition in 2017. The PPC Imaginarium Awards are open to South African citizens, resident holders as well as foreign students with study permits, who are not professionally established in their respective fields. Artists and designers may enter multiple categories, with an original artwork for each category. Team submissions and collaborations will be accepted. Entries close on Friday, 30 September 2016. The winners in each competition category will be announced in March 2017 and their work will be on display at the University of Johannesburg in Auckland Park. The overall competition winner announcement will take place in April 2017. All finalists’ entries will be showcased in a travelling exhibition professionally transported by Stuttafords Van Lines. For more information about the PPC Imaginarium Awards or to view the digital gallery of the 2015/2016 finalists’ work, please visit: www.ppcimaginarium.co.za

PPC Imaginarium Awards Winner 2015/16 Jewellery design shines brightly as an up-andcoming young ring designer becomes the Overall Winner of the PPC Imaginarium Awards, South Africa’s most supportive art and design competition for emerging creatives Last year, it was an innovatively designed – and fully functional -concrete speaker that caught the eyes (and ears) of the jury. This year, a pair of tinted cement rings set fetchingly with gemstones and shaped into organic forms inspired by human anatomy – our bones, to be precise - have stolen the show! Their creator, Mignon Daubermann, has scooped prize money to the tune of R150 000 after being announced as the Overall Winner of the 2015/2016 PPC Imaginarium Awards! To view the PPC Imaginarium exhibition, visit the Pretoria Arts Association from 1-12 April 2016.

Mignon Daubermann and her winning ring designs

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SA BUSINESS ART | APRIL 2016


Photo: Michaela Irving

cultural programme of First Thursdays. There’s a big opportunity to rebuild an appreciation for art and culture, and to grow a cultur e of buying and collecting art. For artists it’s a platform on which one can do things and ensure you have a captive audience, whether that’s for an exhibition opening, a performance, or an installation. For those who attend it’s an accessible, enriching experience that is extremely novel, especially in the context of South African cities. It’s an opportunity to see things one wouldn’t normally see, to interact with strangers, and to discover a different side to the city. Overall I think First Thursdays has really catalysed a lot of the development of the central city, the growth in street-facing businesses, and the health of the urban economy.

Photo: Michaela Irving

AT: How did First Thursdays spread to Johannesburg? GP: We’d been thinking about it for a while, and then just said to ourselves that we’d shoot for May 2015, and did it. We actually put on a little pop-up exhibition for the first one, much like we did in Cape Town back in 2012. It began in Braamfontein, but has grown to Rosebank and

more recently Newtown. It’s still got a way to go, but we believe there’s a lot of potential there. We’re also very interested in how we can foster dialogue between Cape Town and Johannesburg through First Thursdays as a platform. AT: Has the concept of First Thursdays changed much since its inception? GP: No. It’s still very much about the cultural programme, primarily art galleries keeping their doors open late. Because there are a lot of retail stores, restaurants and bars that take part many people think First Thursdays isn’t about art anymore. There are certainly people who come to what they think is “First Thursdays”, perhaps going to a bar with friends, while having no idea what it’s about. But that’s fine. Overall there are more galleries and cultural spaces than ever, and more people going to them. AT: Are there any further plans for expanding or evolving the existing model? GP: We don’t want to expand geographically

too much. We’ll let it grow organically, but our increasing focus as Thursdays Projects is to build on First Thursdays as a platform. We’re working on producing richer content and using our large media reach to educate our audience and develop the market for art, while also contributing to the programme with commissions, enabling artists by giving them access to a fund, and leaving a more permanent footprint on the city and cultural landscape. AT: How can the opportunities that First Thursdays presents be optimized for monetary gain? GP: First Thursdays provides a critical mass of people, and with those people comes a market, for whoever we’re talking about here. I think the best thing to do is to maximise the ability of these people to form a truly sustainable market and urban economy in the long run. It’s more about changing culture than getting people to spend money one night a month. For more info on First Thursdays visit www.first-thursdays.co.za 7


The First First Thursdays

In November 2012, the first Cape Town ‘First Thursdays’ event drew visitors from all over the city to its small, artistic core between Wale and Strand Street. It was the perfect opportunity for 9-to-5ers to visit several galleries at once, while enjoying the city’s nightlife. On the first Thursday of subsequent months, the streets of Cape Town would become virtually gridlocked by epicureans and culture vultures alike. By May 2015 the phenomena sparked in Johannesburg. First Thursdays recently expanded to two more hubs in Johannesburg and the city’s night owls keep wanting more. We spoke to one of the men who started it all. AT: Gareth Pearson, how did the idea to start First Thursdays come about? GP: We came across the London edition of First Thursdays, liked the idea, and immediately made the connection to the area of Cape Town’s CBD just below Wale Street. The concentration of art galleries, the walkable streets, and the fact that it became somewhat void of life and activity after 5pm made it a good fit. Mike Tymbios and I were bouncing various ideas around at the time, and

this was the one that stuck. I still remember sitting down at Clarke’s in Bree Street and emailing a few galleries explaining the concept and asking if they’d try it out if there were a few other takers. They all said yes, and the first one happened with 5 galleries along with a little pop-up exhibition we put together in a vacant flower shop (now 99 Loop Gallery). AT: Did you envision then that it would become as popular as it is now? GP: In a way yes. We believed in the concept and could see the organic growth from the beginning, but we’ve also always seen it as a very long term project. It has and will continue to grow and develop, the idea being that in the long run it won’t really be a thing because the city will be more dense and urban, and the need to attract people all at once on a particular night every month won’t be necessary. On any given night the city will be full of people and late trading hours for galleries, shops, and restaurants will be normal. That’s the vision anyway.

AT: Your website says states that “First Thursdays is as much about urbanism and city space as it is about art and culture”. Can you elaborate? GP: We’re urbanists at heart, and for us First Thursdays was largely an experiment in public space. It is a vehicle through which to inject life into the city after hours, get people to walk around, and to move more towards a 24-hour, urban city compared to the very suburban city that Cape Town currently is - one where everyone goes home at 5pm. We also see it as a truly public experience - one that does not require any transaction in order to partake. Many of our “public” experiences take place in commercial environments. This is not that. AT: In what ways does First Thursdays benefit the community in which it operates? GP: For the art galleries as well as the retail spaces and restaurants it brings a new audience, a large audience, and additional sales. What we’re really interested in is the development of that audience, educating them, and increasing the level of engagement they have with the

Michael Tymbios (left) and Gareth Pearson – the initiators of First Thursdays in South Africa

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SA BUSINESS ART | MARCH 2016


Street with view of the Sea by Nita Spilhaus oil on canvas Pretoria Art Museum

Nita Spilhaus (1878 – 1967) An exhibition of Drawings, Paintings and Prints

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Behind First Thursdays Carla Ferreira looks at Feast or Famine by Nubert Barichievry in Jan Royce Gallery. Original photo by Michaela Irving

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