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salvage innovative sculptural elements for the 21st Century This Art Times celebrates sculpture this April, so in a four-page feature spread through the magazine, we discuss what makes sculpture great – TODAY.

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TIN CANS – Jack Milroy (Scotland) Image courtesy of Art First SEAWEED – Julia Lohmann (Germany) Photo: Petr Krejci FALSE NAILS – Frances Goodman (SA) Image courtesy of SMAC Gallery, South Africa BACKPACKS – Ai Weiwei (China)

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PENCILS – Jennifer Maestre (SA) Photo: Dean Powell TIRES – Blake McFarland (USA) BOTTLES – Rio+20 UNCED (Brazil) DRIFT WOOD – Nagato Iwasaki (Japan)

For you Art is about being different. For us it’s about being the same. Fine Art Printing

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Sculpture Elements for the 21st Century Salvage NIROX Winter Sculpture Fair 2017 A walk in the park Sculptures on the Cliffs Interview with Curator, Lien Botha Sculpture Elements for the 21st Century Space Infecting the City 2017 Infectious performance & installation art PAUL – Paul du Toit Book Reviewed by us Art@ Two new sculpture gardens to explore Sculpture Elements for the 21st Century Industrial Appropriation Paul Stein Gallery and‌ L’Atelier Art Competition gives hope PPC Imaginarium Our pick of the finalists Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards 2017 A 30-year celebration Who was Thami Mnyele? Read here to find out

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The Winter Sculpture Fair Returns to NIROX An international sculpture exhibition in one of Gauteng’s most beautiful landscapes, complete with exquisite food and wine from the Franschhoek Valley. Artlogic’s popular Winter Sculpture Fair returns to the NIROX Foundation Sculpture Park near the Cradle of Humankind on the weekend of 13 and 14 May 2017. Visitors will be invited to wander the park, discovering the artworks displayed, and to picnic amongst them with family and friends. Top restaurants and wineries will set up shop alongside artisanal cheese, charcuterie and chocolate exhibits so that visitors will be able to tailor-make their own picnic experience amongst world-class sculptures.

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Open Laboratory This winter’s sculpture presentation titled Open Laboratory, will be formulated by curators who represent six South African universities. Each curator will express a separate theme through the work of alumni art students. More than fifty artists in total, all have entered adulthood after the fall of Apartheid, and so their artworks are not caught up in the political past but rather reflect the promises, hopes and challenges associated with this, the current era. Several performance artworks will also be incorporated (mentored by Nelisiwe Xaba). Workshops and other interactive activities will be arranged and announced publicly before and during the Winter Sculpture Fair.

Open Laboratory aims to bring the universities into closer conversation with the general public and to encourage discourse amongst themselves and their students. Seldom do curators and artists have the opportunity to come together to express their concerns on this scale, with this latitude. Part of the credit for this should go to corporate and private sponsors who have awarded artists with production funding through the NIROX Patronage Program. Special thanks goes to PPC, BACARDI & Swizz Beatz, Caleo Capital and Burger Radiologists. Open Laboratory will remain open to the public on weekends and public holidays from 10am till 5pm until the end of July 2017.

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PRETORIA UNIVERSITY Curators: Johan Thom & Shenaz Mahomed Exhibition Title: Mmarakas. The Free Noise Station at Nirox Artists: Shenaz Mahomed, Milandi Coetzer, La Rochelle Olwagen, Leandre le Roux, Lelani Nicolaisen, Josly Van Wyk, Cazlynne Peffer TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Curators: Carol Kuhn & Philiswa Lila Exhibition Title: Classes and Methods: objects to perform Artists: Poorvi Bhana, Kgaogelo Mashilo, Liesl Roos, Kutala Chopeto (Helena Uambembe & Teresa Firmino), Lwandiso Njara, Thabo Pitso, Nkhensani Rihlampfu, Sylvester Mqeku, Sifiso Mkhabela UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN Curators: Dr Siona O’Connel & Jade Nair Exhibition Title: FREE-DOM : Ways of Life in the Wake of Catastrophe Artists: Zyma Amien, Hasan & Husain Essop, Laylaa Jacobs, Asemahle Ntlonti, Stephen Symons, Xhanti Zwelendaba UNISA Curators: Gwenneth Miller, Maaike Bakker & Nombeko Mpako Exhibition Title: Against the Surge Artists: Yvette Dunn, Emma Willemse, Alex Trapani, Manu Manjesh Lal, Siziwe Sotewu, Nel du Preez, Odun Orimolade, Smangaliso Khumalo

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG Curators: Gordon Froud & Thabang Monoa Exhibition Title: Materiality, liminality, impermanence, dissolution and the environment Artists: Thabang Monoa, Jessica Doucha, Nompumelelo Vuyiswa Tshabalala, Kiveshan Thimbiran, Muziwandile Gigaba, Casper Whiteman, Colleen Winter, Lilly Oosthehuizen

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WITS UNIVERSITY Curators: Natasha Christopher & Same Mdluli Exhibition Title: INYALA Station: #Operation Occupy Nirox Artists: Title and Transgression Collective (Boitumelo Motaung, Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Dineo Phofa and Malebona Maphutse), Michelle Monareng, Dineo Bopape, Donna Kukama, Sithembile Msezane, Michelle Harris-Johnston, Pamela Sunstrum, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Siyanda Mlambi, Sheeka Kalan, Tracey Rose

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Admission will be free except for the period of the Winter Sculpture Fair and when the park hosts public concerts (announced on the NIROX website). The 2017 Winter Sculpture Fair will be open from 10am to 5pm daily on both 13 and 14 May, 2017. Tickets will be made available at http://www. tixsa.co.za/ prior to the event, for R165. Children 12 years and under will be able to enter for free. For more information, visit http://www.wintersculpturefair.co.za/

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Sculptures on the Cliffs at Hermanus FynArts 9 - 18 June 2017 In the handful of years that the FynArts Festival has delivered greater artistic splendor to the seaside town of Hermanus, the annual Sculptures on the Cliffs exhibition has acted as a cornerstone of public art appreciation. Along the water’s edge at Gearing’s Point, the exhibition stands in prime position for ambling locals and visitors to discover from June 2017 till June 2018. The Art Times spoke to well-known South African artist and writer Lien Botha, the curator of this year’s Sculptures on the Cliffs. Lien Botha, thank you for taking the time to speak to us about your work. What is the theme of this year’s exhibition and how did this theme come about? The subtext for the 2017 Sculpture on the Cliffs is ‘echolocation’. The spark for this came from a poetry anthology by Karen Press. In the prologue to Echo Location (Gecko, 1998) she wrote: “[M]esmerized by a bead on a string and the string is a net and the net falls over us and we lie there like silver fish”… and so the artists and their evocative proposals were charted on a map of Gearing’s Point; a lookout from history – where once families would wait to spot their loved ones coming home from the sea. How did you select which works you would include? As is often the case when one is in the process of assembling an exhibition with its different participants and dynamics, a thread is the thing to trust – not unlike Paul Klee’s walking line. Each

work installed in this year’s event signals a point of resonance with another, sometimes it is evident in the materiality of the work such as the twelve wood carvings in Remembering Fish by Right Mukore and Emma Willemse’s Counting Stones. Mukore’s twelve fish hovering above the cliffs are testament to the fishing community’s history below, while Willemse’s boat lies woefully embedded in stones in the Old Harbour. Hannelie Coetzee’s memorial for love and love lost is Klipkoppe – two female busts made out of mining core material. Coetzee’s partner, Reney Warrington is a descendant of the Warrington brothers who were founding members of the Hermanus community. The Warrington brothers, initially from America, were aboard a ship heading to or from Cape Town. The direction is unclear. They fell ill and were let off the boat, which proceeded to sink a few days later. The Warrington Place shopping complex in Hermanus, close to where the sculptures will be placed marks this family history. In the curator’s attempt to balance the cargo, it is the connecting dots of ‘I is another’ (Raymond Smith’s mirror, after Arthur Rimbaud) that link the photographic installation Cape Town, South Africa of Hasan and Husain Essop. We and everything within and around us quiver in the quest of facing, faring and foraging (in) a fragile environment which we have made so. Brahm van Zyl’s Elysium I & II depicts homo sapiens as a free-form, fragmented character consisting of hundreds of short lines of steel – in sharp contrast to the real world. The abstract feel of these sculptures aims to illustrate the tension between two worlds:

the real and the virtual. Where van Zyl’s figures are reminiscent of a steel web, Ledelle Moe’s Lament II rests somewhere between a cocoon and Lemuel Gulliver. Inviting participation from the public, the large concrete and steel figure is an open invitation for direct engagement, allowing its ‘lilliputian’ visitors to sit on it. Jaco Sieberhagen’s The Whale Caller is a comment on the senseless whaling industry and the hunting of species after species to the verge of extinction, whilst simultaneously reminiscent of the figurehead of a ship. Poetically juxtaposed to this is the magic pitcher perched atop your throne, your pyramide vitae from The Whale’s Song by Karen Press. If you stood in the Old Harbour about 100 years ago, what would you have heard - the wind, the sea and the calls of the boatmen, the fisherfolk singing? Yet where are these people now? In homage to these voices musician Bronwen Clacherty will record present-day sounds from the space and songs and stories from elderly fisherfolk who once worked at the Old Harbour and weave them into an hour-long composition. The prerecorded music will be played through hidden speakers triggered as people walk along the promenade, to connect them through echoes to those who were there before. And the Sonar Sound of Richard Forbes will call home to safety the fishermen and herald the whales in whose presence we are mesmerized. Were any of the artworks produced especially for this exhibition? Yes, in fact the majority of the works were produced for this year’s event. What makes this year’s Sculptures on the Cliffs stand out from previous years’? This year we are super excited to include three artworks in the Old Harbour – a heritage site which has been allocated by the Old Harbour Trust for Sculpture on the Cliffs 2017. The work of Emma Wilemse, Richard John Forbes and the Essop brothers will be installed here. Thank you for your time. One last question. What would you have visitors take from this exhibition? The sound of whales in times of revolution (with apology to Breyten Breytenbach).

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INFECTING THE CITY - For Freedom “While the contamination of censorship plagues us all, Infecting the City’s artists administer the antidote.” - Co-curator Khanyisile Mbongwa

April, Freedom Month, sees the return of Infecting the City, South Africa’s pioneering public arts festival. A collaboration between the Africa Centre and the Institute of Creative Arts, Infecting the City celebrates a decade of seminal performances and installations by artists from around South Africa and the world. Now in its 10th year, this cultural phenomenon is once again set for a four-day creative arts takeover of the Mother City from 5 to 8 April 2017. This year’s collection of innovative artists represent the breadth of artistic vision capable of morphing city spaces into new dimensions, as they fill with visual and performance art, dance, music, video and more. Free as a bird and true to its logo, Infecting the City takes flight with all performances and events free of charge to the people of Cape Town. The

dynamic festival programme offers audiences the opportunity to discover new heights and explore ways of reconciling their personal and often emotional relation to public, private and internal spaces. Co-curator Khanyisile Mbongwa says, “In a time where a lack of ethical leadership lies at the heart of challenges in SA and around the world, Infecting the City’s artists step up to the plate and take the reigns as vanguards for creative expression and freedom. In searching for truths and answers, this year’s artists lead audiences to uncharted grounds and drive South Africa forward to understanding new ways of being. More info here: http://infectingthecity.com/2017/ Image: Trapped by Themba Mbuli - courtesy of Infecting the City. Photo: Oscar O’Ryan. Image courtesy of Infecting The City

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Edited by Ashraf Jamal “Here I thought was an artist who seemed unencumbered by gravity” – Ashraf Jamal Paul du Toit passed away in 2014 at the age of 48. The recently published book PAUL is a respectfully thorough investigation into the artist’s life and art. Contributors Ashraf Jamal, Anna Stielau, Tim Liebbrandt, Sarah McCarthy, Claire McNulty, and Lorette du Toit (du Toit’s widow) refer to the artist’s work with great honesty and sincerity. During his life, his art was seldom taken seriously enough (so firmly did it swim against the stream of consciousness within South African art), so the fact that this book is so well-written is a fitting academic legitimization of du Toit’s work. The authors clearly place his work within the context of local and international art history. They also reveal elements of his life that explain much - his background in programming, his love of punk music, his perseverance in the face of long illness and his ‘joie de vivre’.

On a whole, du Toit’s archive of works represented in these pages make me smile (how could they not, pulsating with energy as they are). Relating artworks to their titles is pleasantly humorous at times. Still, there is surprising darkness in some pieces, for example the Walk Unafraid series in which grimacing humanoids brandish weaponlike limbs; and Yoga Position, a painting in which leisure looks a lot like entrapment. While the figuration is constant, no two of du Toit’s characters are the same, speaking to me about the similarities and differences between us all. Positive but realistic, this is Paul du Toit’s spirit between two covers. Available from The Book Lounge, Robert Sherwood Interiors CT, and Lorette du Toit (email lorettedutoit@me.com) Book Published by PlanetPaul Review by Art Times staff writer

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Paul du Toit with his sculpture That’s me on the corner - Painted cast aluminium, Height : 6m.

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CAST (Cape Town Art Studios) in association with the Art@franchise have recently opened two unique Sculpture Gardens and galleries @ two prominent Wine Estates in the Western Cape. Art@Almenkerk is situated in the east on the award winning Almenkerk Wine Estate which overlooks the beautiful Elgin Valley. Here, the main focus is avantgarde and pop art. Currently, the MUTE W!SDOM exhibition is integrated in the exquisite landscape as well as in a very quaint gallery. West of Cape Town is Art@Durbanville Hills. Classical and contemporary art fills the space here and the venue overlooks the picturesque Table Bay, Table Mountain and Robben Island – a mustexperience experience! There is also a resident full time artist on location to further accentuate the main focus which is creating what the organisors like to term “edutaining art”. 14

Dirk Durnez, Impresario for Art@ franchise says “the aim of the projects are not only to pair quality wine and art but also to create a meaningful art experience that triggers powerful emotions, ignites stimulating debate and encourages social interaction with the various pieces on show. “The Sculpture Gardens will provide visitors ‘edutainment’ as we believe that art should be fun and engaging.” All the exhibitions are curated by internationally acclaimed curators which guarantees the artistic quality of the exhibitions. Work of emerging artists is displayed amongst the crème de la crème of South African and international artists, such as William Sweetlove (B), Gavin Younge, Norman Catherine, Izanne Wiid, Wilma Cruise, Strijdom van der Merwe, Norman O’Flynn, Andre Stead, Christiaan Diedericks, Marke Meyer, George Holloway, Gordon Froud, Marieke Prinsloo,Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, Oupa Mokwena, Frank Van Reenen, Paul Boulitreau (FR),

Mark Chapman, Jaco Sieberhagen, Richard John Forbes, Sybrand Wiechers, and many others. Henning Van Aswegen, Art @ franchise partner says: “We are not only passionate about art as a whole, but we also bring 28 years of international experience to the table. Through our Cape Art Studios (CAST) we assist upcoming artists by not only offering them an excellent exhibition platform, but assisting them with technical and business skills, whilst providing an ArtImagineering-Hub.” In addition to bringing internationally acclaimed artists’ works to South Africa, the galleries also provide a platform on which South African talent can be recognised on an international level, which is sure to create great investment opportunities for local art. The aim of the Art@ Franchise is to create a residency for both local and international artists – producing a cross-pollination of art.”

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7 MATERIAL 1 – Talita Steyn (SA) 8 RESIN, PAINT – Keng Lye (Singapore) 9 PORCELAIN – Katharine Morling (England) 10 GLASS & CEMENT – Ben Young (Australia) 11 RECYCLED PLASTIC – Sarah Richards (SA) SA ART TIMES | APRIL 2017


Helena Hugo, William pastel on paper (detail) Sanlam Portrait Award 2015 Top 40

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

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Paul Stein Gallery Artist, Paul Stein will be opening the doors of his new viewing gallery in April 2017. Situated against the backdrop of the beautiful wine district of Constantia in Cape Town, the gallery will house a permanent exhibition of his contemporary abstract sculptures. Many of these have kinetic elements to them, with parts which gently move in currents of air. Hanging mobiles are also featured in the collection, and will be fully assembled and ready to install in one step. The use of colour as a focal point is integral to Stein’s current range of sculptures, and the mediums are mostly steel, stainless steel, and Corten steel with elements such as wood and acrylic sheet combined to provide additional colour and texture. The rationale behind the gallery is to create a viewing space with crisp white walls as a backdrop, correctly proportioned plinths, and well-defined lighting. In the chaos and clutter of the sculptors studio, clarity of vision when working on a project, and the ability to extract a work from the surrounds of its creation, and to retreat a few metres in order to view a piece from a new vantage point are all vital steps on the journey towards completion. The location of the gallery, in one of Cape Town’s historic wine routes, offers an appetising mix of food, wine, and art. Advice on varying styles of plinths is available. These are customdesigned for particular requirements. To view the current exhibition, contact Paul Stein at 083 253 3968. Works can also be viewed online at http://paulstein.co.za/

L’Atelier Art Competition New Film Showcases Life-Changing Opportunities Mbatlo traces Collen Maswanganyi’s love affair with wood material, and his deep desire to continue his family’s legacy of sculpting wood using the traditional mbatlo tool. “This is a tool used to carve and shape wood. But it’s not just any tool. It’s special. It has been handed down from one generation to another. It has allowed me, my father and my grandfather to not only shape wood, but shape the future of African artists,” Maswanganyi tells viewers in the poignant film. More than just demonstrating how Maswanganyi is able to transform rough, cast-off wood into engaging sculptures with stories to tell, the film shows how Maswanganyi has been able to share his talent through the opportunities afforded to him by winning a L ’Atelier Merit Award in 2010. L’Atelier organisers are now calling on young artists across the continent to enter the L’Atelier 2017 art competition, which promises the winner and finalists’ access to unparalleled exposure and opportunities to grow their careers both in South Africa and abroad. It is aimed at young, up and coming contemporary visual artists aged 21 to 35 in South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritius, Seychelles and, for the first time in 2017, Mozambique The L’Atelier competition features a string of highly coveted art residency prizes for the top two winners and top three merit award recipients, in addition to a significantly increased first place cash prize of R300 000. The top 10 finalists are placed on a two-day art professionalism course to assist them in managing their careers. All artworks must be completed and submitted to their nearest collection point (see the website for details) between 24 and 28 April 2017. Registration is now open and can be completed online at http://lateliercompetition.com/ 18

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Jimmy Law Solo exhibition

Revelations Walker Bay Modern Art Gallery, 167 Main Road Hermanus 29 April- 20 May 2017

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PPC IMAGINARIUM AWARDS FINALISTS 55 PPC Imaginarium Awards finalists have been chosen from across the country and are moving on to the prestigious national judging round of the competition. The country’s most supportive art and design prize has once again garnered unprecedented attention from aspiring creatives, achieving a record number of entries into the competition – with an impressive 869 registered entries received, exceeding last year’s total of 698 entrants. The overall winner, category winners and runners-up will be announced on 18 May 2017 at the UJ Art Gallery in Johannesburg. The overall winner will walk away with a total cash prize of R150 000, while category winners and runners-up will each be awarded R50 000 and R15 000 respectively. Members of the public will be able to engage with the finalists’ work at a number of galleries and events across the country, including 100% Design South Africa, the Turbine Art Fair and the KZNSA Gallery, in addition to the exhibition at the UJ Art Gallery. This

travelling showcase, supported by Stuttaford Van Lines, will see the finalists’ work gain widespread industry and public exposure. For more information on the PPC Imaginarium Awards, visit https://www.ppcimaginarium.co.za/

FINALISTS FILM Stefanus Nel, Berdene du Toit, Thabo Molebatsi INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Jano Myburgh, Ryan Roberts and Ingrid Jones Roberts, Antony Spence, Ivan Brown, Matthew Davey, Deon de Lange, David Gray, Yolande Berdine van der Merwe, Sonja Zytkow and Geoffrey Hunt, Josua Strumpfer, Handre de la Rey

Roberts, Mhlonishwa Chiliza, Wonder Shangase, Hannah Kempe, Lebogang Mabusela, Mziwoxolo Makalima, Sonwabiso Ngcai, Chantelle Chambers, Pierre du Plessis, Steven Xitina Khosa FASHION Cara Jade Bezuidenhout, Janine Potts, Tshepo Sizwe Phokojoe, Retha Snyders, Cleo Sophie Spiller JEWELLERY Elmarie Burger, Christine Botha, Ryan Roberts and Ingrid Jones Roberts, Priscilla Brown, Aleks Ashton, Deon de Lange, Geraldine Fenn, Manuel Mpho Helepi, Tshegofatso Makgatho, Nkosinathi Mhlongo, Lydia-Comfort Ntakanyane Molaba, Thato Radebe, Jessica Roetz, Rela Venter, Zanele Vilakazi, Sonja Zytkow, Gabrielle Lourens, Zanele Abigail Shongwe

SCULPTURE Dries Fourie, Luke Ducray, Campbell Lak, Kim Mobey, Kenan Petersen, Ryan Roberts and Ingrid Jones

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Art Times selected a few staff favourites for you to enjoy 1 Cara Jade Bezuidenhout, Concrete Journey, Fashion 2 Dries Fourie, Overexposed, Sculpture 3 Aleks Ashton, Cyberglyph, Jewellery 4 Geoffrey Hunt and Sonja Zytkow, Scrunched Hanging Light, Industrial Design 5 Retha Snyder, Human Trafficking, Fashion 6 Handre De La Rey, CS Project, Industrial Design 7 Ryan Roberts and Ingrid Jones Roberts, Retrograde, Sculpture 8 Kenan Petersen, Necklace, Jewellery 9 Mhlonishwa Chiliza, Concretising Diversity, Sculpture and Industrial Design 10 Sonwabiso Ngcai, Emweka, Sculpture 11 Mziwoxolo Makalima, DoubtQueueing, Sculpture

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30 Years Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards “Art must become a process – a living, growing thing that people can relate, identify with, be part of, understand; not a mysterious world a universe apart from them.” – Thami Mnyele Presented and hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni, the annual national Thami Mnyele Fine Art Awards (MFAA) is a contemporary fine art competition which caters for artists of all ages, from all over South Africa, producing various media of art works. Merit awards are presented to winners in certain categories, plus the overall first prize and a special Ekurhuleni prize. A total amount of R160 000,00 prize money is awarded. In 2014 an additional prize for one of the Merit Awards Winners was introduced by Lizamore and Associates. This prize affords a mentorship programme as well as a solo exhibition in their gallery in Johannesburg. A competition of this nature serves as a platform where artists are encouraged to transcend limitations, reconfigure and manipulate contemporary cultural social and political signs. It is the duty of dedicated artists to employ various media to express metaphors, and their aesthetic sensibility to reflect the world we live in.

Springs Art Gallery on 22 - 23 August 2017 from 09h00-19h00 and Katlehong Art Centre, 203 Sontonga Street, Phooko Section on 23 August 2017 from 09h00-16h00. Entry fee; R50 per artwork entered. Prizes First Prize R 60 000.00 Ekurhuleni Prize R 40 000.00 Multi & New Media Merit Award R 15 000.00 Painting Merit Award R 15 000.00 Art on Paper Merit Award R 15 000.00 Sculpture Merit Award R 15 000.00 Lizamore & Associates Mentorship Programme Solo Exhibition Adjudicators Avitha Sooful, Mpho Makhubu, Andrew Tshabangu, Dr Same Mdluli and Sarah Hallat.

Exhibition The opening function of the Exhibition and Prize Giving Ceremony will take place on 23 September Rules 2017 (18h00) at the Coen Scholtz Recreation The works of art must have been completed Centre in Mooifontein Road, Birchleigh North, in the 12 months prior to the competition. All Kempton Park. The Exhibition will run from artworks must be ready and suitable to exhibit. 24 September to 15 October 2017. The judges will select an exhibition of the best works. More info Please contact the Visual Arts Curator at Submission 011 391 4006/7 / 011 999 4286 / Works may be entered on the 22, 23, & 24 011 999 4474 / 011 391 6273 / 011 999 August 2017 from 09h00-19h00 at the Coen 8726 or email: Scholtz Recreation Centre, Mooifontein Road, Plantina.Kodisang@ekurhuleni.gov.za Birchleigh North Kempton Park. Maria.Gule@ekurhuleni.gov.za Satellite entry points are available at Boksburg Tshidiso.Makhetha@ekurhuleni.gov.za Library on 22 August 2017, from 09h00-16h00, Thabo.Sekoaila@ekurhuleni.gov.za Images: Top to bottom: Painting Merit Award Winner 2016, Lizamore & Associates Prize Winner 2016– Alex Msibi, Last exhaled breath, Oil on canvas Multi- and New Media Merit Award Winner 2016 – Selwyn Steyn, Ideology of Privilege (1 of 3), Mixed media/photography First Prize Winner 2016 – Mpho Makhubo, Road signs (1 of 7), Pastel & acrylic on paper Art on Paper Merit Award Winner 2016 - Anna Liebennberg, Stumbling the block (detail), Watercolour, ink and pastel on paper

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Who was Thami Mnyele? "For me as craftsman, the act of creating art should complement the act of creating shelter for my family or liberating the country for me people. This is culture." - Thami Mnyele (unpublished autobiography, 1984) Thamsanqa Mnyele was born the third of five children in Alexandra, near Johannesburg, on 10 December 1948. His father was a religious leader and his mother a domestic worker. By 1972, Mnyele had decided his personal direction lay in visual art, so he secured a grant to the ELC Art Centre in Rorkes Drift, Natal, where he received only one year of formal art training. After that year, he had to leave, for he was the family breadwinner. Mnyele got a job as an illustrator for the SACHED Trust, where he worked for the next seven years. He called for artists in the struggling communities to use their talent to express their demands and he encourage artists to become a part of a growing mobilization at grassroots level. Mnyele was later to reflect on his position: “What is a good artist in relation to a freedom fighter? ...I had managed to pick up most of the skills I needed which would enable me to be of service back home. To be of service is to integrate. The musicians of the fifties had not integrated into the community, they were the community itself. The community produced songs about the sudden ban of the African brew by the government; the community performed at a child baptismal ceremony and the community still performs at the funeral of a deceased member. Wouldn't it be good if I designed posters for these activities, painted banners, made postcards, Christmas cards, and taught these skills to those who need them?” (unpublished autobiography: 1984) In June 1976, Mnyele, Fikgile and Ben Arnold held an art exhibition at the Dube YWCA. In describing the exhibit, Mnyele wrote: “[W]e had to make a decision and take a stand to say: were we involved in the struggle and life around us, or were we merely producing "pictures"? ... We had people standing at the door counting and there were more than a thousand people crammed into the place and there were more waiting outside …We the artists were very excited because it meant we communicated, you know, something clicked.” (Staffrider 1980 Sept Oct, p.41) The Dube exhibition, located physically within the June 1976 uprising, received no attention in the Johannesburg art world, or in the press. But it became a signpost of a new attitude towards the arts, one which permeated resistance culture for the next decade and a half. In 1979, Mnyele was forced into exile in Botswana. There, he was to become a leading figure within Medu Art Ensemble and a committed ANC cadre. He organised cultural workers through Medu Arts Ensemble. In those years he also participated fully in Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the ANC's military wing. In the early 1980s, Mnyele also spent some time training in the MK camps in Angola, and later in Lusaka. During these trips he worked with ANC printers designing posters, mastheads, and stickers under the ANC's name. He designed the first draft of the current ANC logo during this period. Mnyele chaired the Gaborone Culture and Resistance Festival in 1982, and gave the keynote addresses. He was also a spokesperson for South Africa's visual artists at the follow-up conference in Amsterdam in 1983. On June 14, 1985, Thami Mnyele was shot dead by South African Defence Force (SADF) soldiers outside his home in Gaborone. He had expected to move 24

to Lusaka the next day and large collections of his works that were packed into a portfolio were taken by the SADF. A week later, Security Major Craig Williamson displayed the portfolio and the works in it on SABC television, as evidence of Mnyele’s 'terrorist' activities. To date, these works have not been recovered from the security police. Sources consulted: Oliphant,A.W & Vladislav, I. (eds) (1988). Ten Years of Staffrider 1978 - 1988. Volume 7 no. 3 and 4. Published by Ravan Press. | Sack,S. (1988). The Neglected Tradition, Johannesburg:Johannesburg Art Gallery. | Thami Mnyele, 1948-1985. ANC historical document. Rixaka, March 1986. Availableat: anc.org.za [Accessed 17 April 2009].

Image: Thami Mnyele, The best of our kind, 1974

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April Opening Shows

Rust-en-Vrede Clay Museum (CT) | Autumn Gold Group Exhibition |

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until 07/06/2017

Petro Neal www.aliceart.co.za until 02/04/2017

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UCT Irma Stern Museum (CT) Works on Paper by Stanley Hermans www.irmasternmuseum.org.za

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until 29/04/2017

Makiwa Gallery 2 – Pick ‘n Pay Daily (Franschhoek) | Art in April - Open Every Day 9:30-5:30 wwww.makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek | until 30/04/2017

Standard Bank Art Gallery (JHB): | New Acquisitions: Standard Bank Corporate Collection | until 04/12/2017

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Saturday, 01 April

Makiwa Gallery 1 - Place Vendome (Franschhoek) | Art in April - Open Every Day 9:30-5:30 wwww.makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek | until 30/04/2017

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Thurs, 30 March

Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery (JHB) | Traces | Nkhosinathi Thomas Ngulube wwww.candicebermangallery.com | until 12/04/2017 Alice Art Gallery (JHB):

Tuesday, 28 March

Rust-en-Vrede Gallery (CT) | James Jersey de Knoop | Carolyn Gad | Craig Muller |


Wednesday, 05 April

Tues, 04 April

GALLERY CALENDAR APRIL 2017

UCT Irma Stern Museum (CT) Kabbalistic Excursions www.irmasternmuseum.org.za until 25/04/2017

99 Loop Gallery (CT) | April at 99 Loop |

Abalone Gallery (Hermanus) | Perspectives |

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Thursday, 06 April

until 22/04/2017

www.abalonegallery.co.za

Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection (CT) | Mirage |

Eclectica Contemporary (CT) | Paradise Regained |

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until 26/05/2017

Oliewenhuis Art Museum (Bloemfontein) Karoo Disclosure www.facebook.com/OliewenhuisArtMuseum

Sat, 08 April

until 14/05/2017

The Melrose Gallery (JHB) | Christiaan Diedericks Solo |

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Sunday, 09 April

The Cape Gallery (CT) | An exhibition by Virginia Oosthuizen |

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until 9/04/2017

Giorgio Trobec www.aliceart.co.za until 12/04/2017

Wed, 12 April

AVA Gallery (CT) Four New Exhibitions www.ava.co.za until 20/05/2017

3 Makers - Many Marks www.artsassociationpta.co.za until 10/05/2017

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Alice Art Gallery (JHB) Christelle Pretorius www.aliceart.co.za until 23/04/2017

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Association of Arts Pretoria (PTA):

Tues, 11 April

Alice Art Gallery (JHB)

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East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery Sasol New Signatures Art Competition, There will be an information session held at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery on Tuesday 25 April 2017. For more information please contact Nandi at Tel: 012 346 3100 Fax: 012 346 3125 e-mail: artspta@mweb.co.za www.artsassociationpta.co.za, 25/04/2017, Southernwood, T. 043 7224044, annbryant@ intekom.co.za, www.annbryant.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 Remembering the SS Mendi, Local Eastern Cape artist Hillary Graham produced a comprehensive installation that commemorated the sinking of the SS Mendi. This vast amount of artworks that forms part of the Art Museum’s permanent collection will be on display as from 21 February 2017, ends 18/05/2017, The Power of Drawing, We all doodle, for artists this is a critical part of the creative process. This exhibition displays both complete and preparatory drawings by William Kentridge, Penny Siopis, Hillary Graham and Fred Page. From the Art Museum’s permanent collection, ends 30/06/2017, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000, artmuseum@mandelametro.gov.za, www.artmuseum.co.za

Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum Karoo Disclosure, Set in the Karoo semi-desert region of South Africa, Disclosure is a collaborative art project (performance, photography, costume, sound, video) looking at the effects of shale gas exploration (fracking) on land, people and the environment, 06/04/2017 till 14/05/2017, Waverley, T. 051 0110525 ext 611, karen. marais@nasmus.co.za, www.facebook.com/ OliewenhuisArtMuseum

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

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Vincent Art Gallery The home of Contemporary Fine Art and the Masters. We also offer professional framing, décor, ceramics, pewter, semiprecious stones and silver jewellery. 8 Dawson Rd, Selborne, East London, 5201 Tel: 043 7221471 Cell: 083 700 4711 vinceart@lantic.net www.vincentartgallery.co.za Call Eugene to advertise here 021 424 7733 sales@arttimes.co.za

Absa Art Gallery Gideon Appah | Between a life and its dream | Mixed Media Exhibition, 19/03 - 20/04/2017. ABSA Towers North, 161 Main Road, Johannesburg, T. 011 3505139, paulbay@ absa.co.za, www.absa.co.za/Absacoza/AboutAbsa/Absa-Bank/Attractions/Absa-Gallery Alice Art Gallery Petro Neal, 01/04/2016 till 02/04/2016, Giorgio Trobec, 11/04/2016 till 12/04/2016, Christelle Pretorius, 22/04/2017 till 23/04/2017, Roodepoort, T. 011 9581392, info@aliceart.co.za, www.aliceart.co.za Artist Proof Studio One of the largest and most vibrant community and professional printmaking facilities in Southern Africa, accommodating up to 50 students per year. Hosting, publishi ng and collaborative projects with many artists and organisations each year., Newtown, T. 011 4921278, admin@artistproofstudio.co.za, www. artistproofstudio.co.za/home-3

Bag Factory Artist's Studios Invitation to Apply: ACBC, Are you a visual artist looking to jumpstart your professional career? The Artists’ Career Boot Camp is an exciting new opportunity for artists looking to fully immerse themselves in what it takes to manage their careers effectively, Deadline 17/04/2017, Fordsburg, T. 011 8349181, info@bagfactoryart.org.za, www.facebook.com/ BagFactoryArtists Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery Traces | Nkhosinathi Thomas Ngulube, The exhibition investigates the ambiguity of relationships, where attitudes are often polarised, if not contradictory. These paradoxes are explored by means of ambiguous titles given to the works. Thomas will be in Jozi for the opening evening which will be accompanied by a Musgrave Gin tasting. See you there – Candice, 30/03/2017 till 12/04/2017, Bryanston, T. 011 4638524, info@candiceberman. co.za, www.candicebermangallery.com Cherie de Villiers Gallery Dealers in fine paintings and sculptures by leading South African artists, Sandton, T. 011 3255395, cheart@global. co.za, www.gallery.co.za CIRCA on Jellicoe Again Again, Solo Exhibition by Brett Murray, 02/03/2017 till 06/05/2017, 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard.co.za, www.circaonjellicoe.co.za Crouse Art Gallery Beautiful gallery with a coffee shop situated at 368 Ontdekkers Rd, JHB. a Gem of a gallery with a big variety of art in the Eden Meander Mall, George. Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, Hennie Niemann, Chris Tugwell, Andre de Beer, and many more, Ongoing, Florida, T. 011 6723821, suzette.crouse@telkomsa.net, www. facebook.com/crouse.art/timeline Daville Baillie Gallery Fringe – the Very Definition, Fringe – the Very Definition is the first solo exhibition by Fringe. Highlighting 23 works that depict the praise of historic icons through the themes of hope, love and fear, 06/04/2017 till 30/04/2017, Johannesburg, C. 076 7939292, darren@daville.co.za, www.daville.co.za Everard Read Again Again, Solo Exhibition by Brett Murray, 02/03/2017 till 08/04/2017, 6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard.co.za, www.everard-read.co.za Fifth Avenue Fine Art Auctioneers The April Auction. Our next Catalogued Auction Sale of: South African and International Paintings, Bronze Sculptures, Porcelain, Persian Carpets, Antique Furniture, Silver and Other Works of Art and Collectables. Auction: Sunday 9th April, 10am Preview: Friday 7th April, 9am - 5pm Saturday 8th April, 10am - 4pm, 09/04/2017, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040, stuart@5thaveauctions.co.za, www.5thaveauctions.co.za Gallery 2 The Pool of Water in Arcadia, Gallery 2 will be hosting the solo show of Danielle Malherbe. Titled, The Pool of Water in Arcadia, she will be exhibiting a selection of paintings. Recently having completed her masters, we are looking forward to showcasing her work in Johannesburg, 01/04/2017 till 28/04/2017, Parkwood, T. 011 4470155/98, info@gallery2.co.za, www.gallery2.co.za Gallery MOMO History Begins With A Garden, Khaya Witbooi, 16/03/2017 till 16/04/2017, Parktown North, T. 011 3273247, juan@ gallerymomo.com, www.gallerymomo.com

Goodman Gallery Exotic Trade, Tabita Rezaire, 08/04/2017 till 17/05/2017, 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 and international contemporary art, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869, graham@grahamsgallery.co.za, www. grahamsgallery.co.za Halifax Art A State of Survival, Solo Exhibition by Anthea Delmotte, 04/04/2017 till 18/04/2017, T. 082 7846695 dana@16halifaxart.co.za, www.16halifaxart.co.za Johannesburg Art Gallery The Evidence of Things Not Seen, The exhibition explores various forms of identity and explores issues of feminism, queerness, revolution and culture in Black identity, ends May 2017, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130, TinyM@joburg.org.za, www.facebook.com/ FriendsofJAG Lizamore & Associates Gallery SA Taxi Foundation Art Award Top 30, This exhibition showcases the top 30 works of the SA Taxi Foundation art award as well as the 6 winners of the award, 06/04/2017 till 29/04/2017, Parkwood, T. 011 8808802, info@lizamore.co.za, www.lizamore.co.za Sanlam Art Lounge 6th Floor, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, T. 011 7786210, Stefan.Hundt@sanlam. co.za SMAC Art Gallery 16 Shots, Musa N. Nxumalo, 06/04/2017 till 29/04/2017, Johannesburg, info@smacgallery.com, www.smacgallery.com Springs Art Gallery Ekurhuleni Human Rights Exhibition 2017 | Beyond Teaching, The exhibition and artworks addresses the topic of children‘s rights and provide an opportunity for students to examine the topic from various points of view, through art mediums such as painting, collage art, drawing and printing, 25/03/2017 till 31/05/2017, Springs CBD, T. 011 999 8726/7, Thabo.Sekoaila@ekurhuleni.gov.za, www.artmap. co.za/568/springs+art+gallery Stevenson Of Mud and Lotus, Vivane Sassen, 12/04/2017 till 12/05/2017, Braamfontein, T 011 4031055/1908, jhb@stevenson.info, www. stevenson.info Standard Bank Art Gallery New Acquisitions: Standard Bank Corporate Collection, Curated by Barbara Freemantle, Until 04/12/2017, Johannesburg, T. 011 6314467, http:// sponsorships.standardbank.com/group sponsorship/Arts-&-culture/Standard-BankGallery

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The Melrose Gallery Christiaan Diedericks Solo, Paradisus Deperditum is Christiaan Diedericks latest solo exhibition. This captivating exhibition features a combination of old and numerous new works in the style and mediums that Christiaan has developed such a loyal following for. Expect linocuts, porcelain skulls, aquatints and the unexpected, 08/04/2017 till 08/05/2017, Melrose Arch, C. 083 7776644, craig@themelrosegallery. com, www.themelrosegallery.com

Pretoria Art Museum Human Interaction, These artworks, selected from the permanent collection, depicts different aspects of people interacting with each other and with the viewer, ends 26/03/2017, Wonderful Trees of Pretoria, Book Launch & Exhibition, 01/04/2017 till 30/04/2017, Titus Matiyane, self-taught sculptor, artist and musician, 10/05/2017till 18/06/2017, Arcadia, Pretoria, T.012 3586750, art.museum@ tshwane.gov.za, www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za

Touch of Genius Gallery African Inspired Artistry, Art Gallery & Framery, Ongoing, Randburg, T. 011 056 9087, gallery@togg.co.za, www.togg.co.za

The Viewing Room Gallery 2nd floor @ St.Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery 492 Fehrsen Street Brooklyn Circle Pretoria www.stlorient.co.za info@stlorient.co.za 012 460284 ROOFTOP IX opening 30th July 2017.

Pretoria Association of Arts Pretoria Annual Members' Exhibition, All paid up members of the Association of Arts Pretoria may participate in the annual members' exhibition. The exhibition promises to be a showcase of established and emerging talent and an overall display of spontaneous creativity, 31/03/2017 till 18/04/2017, 3 Makers - Many Marks, An exhibition of porcelain and bone china by John Shirley, Gaby Snyman and Nici Brockwell , 21/04/2017 till 10/05/2017, Nieuw Muckleneuk, T. 012 3463100, artspta@mweb. co.za, www.artsassociationpta.co.za Centurion Art Gallery Annual Members Centurion Art Association, The Annual member’s exhibition of the Centurion Art Association is of a very high standard. The artworks are however sold at affordable prices with wonderful treasures for art collectors and buyers, 15/03/2017 till 30/03/2017, Lyttelton Manor, T. 012 3583477, artg@tshwane.gov.za, www.tshwane.gov.za/ sites/tourism/Arts-Culture-and-Heritage/Pages/ Centurion-Art-Gallery.aspx Chris Tugwell Art Gallery The Chris Tugwell Galleries, in existence for over fifty years, showcase work from some of South Africa’s most exciting and talented artists. This includes paintings, ceramics, glass and limited edition bronzes and sculptures by well-known South African masters, Brooklyn, Pretoria, T. 012 346 0925, info@christugwell.co.za, www. christugwell.co.za Makiwa Gallery Original Fine Paintings & Sculptures, For discerning Art Collectors of Fine SA Art by artists: Makiwa Mutomba, Kobus Moller, Liezl le Roux and Tanya Jansen. Sculptors: Heidi Hadaway, Llewellyn and Sarah Richards. Glass Sculptors: Borowski, Monday 9am - Sunday 5 pm, Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria, T. 012 3461726, infobk@makiwagalleries.com, www.makiwagalleries.com

Potchefstroom

Tatham Art Gallery Standard Bank Young Artist 2016, Mohau Modisakeng received the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art in 2016. Modisakeng's work responds to the history of the black body within the (South) African context, 09/04/2017 till 14/05/2017, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801, brendan.bell@msunduzi.gov.za, www.tatham.org.za

North-West University Gallery #5WomenArtists, Alongside our current exhibition of NWU Collection works, we are collaborating with the National Museum for Women in the Arts (USA) on an international campaign promoting equal opportunity and coverage for female artists, 08/03/2017 till 05/04/2017, Potchefstroom, T. 018 2994341, gallery@nwu.ac.za, www.nwu. ac.za/nwugallery

Umhlanga Rocks

UJ Art Gallery Visual Art Exhibition, Booknesses, 24/03/2017 till 29/04/2017, APK Campus, Auckland Park, T. 011 5592099, jag@joburg. org.za, www.uj.ac.za/faculties/fada/UJ-Arts-andCulture/UJ-Art-Gallery Yiull Damaso Artists' Studio & Gallery Pow!... Boom!...Bam!, The likes of Zapiro, Dov Fedler, Loyiso Mkize and Andy Mason will be presenting originals of their published and often provocative illustrations. Working sketches, prints and figurines depicting biting, political satire such as the iconic shower-headed Zuma to endearing representations of Madiba, 01/04/2017 till 09/04/2017, Craighall Park, C. 074 1068233, admin@yiull.com, www. yiull.com

Pietermaritzburg

UNISA Art Gallery Masters Degree in Visual Arts Student Exhibition, Exhibiting MVA Students: Zelda Cloete, Manu Manjesh Lal, Lucelle Pillay, Adelle Van Zyl, 01/04/2017 till 21/04/2017, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria, T. 012 4415683, mkhonbw@unisa.ac.za, www.facebook.com/ groups/222848047188

Makiwa Gallery Burst of Colour - Everyday 9.30 to 5.30, Fine Art & Sculpture , exhibiting Renowned Artists: Makiwa, At Botha Anthony Gadd, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Coral Spencer, Dante Ruben, Elbe Van Rooyen, Eric Eatwell, Ian Hertslet, Lewellyn Owen Davies, Lynne-Marie Eatwell, Marlien van Heerden, Nicole Pletts, Sarah Richards, Tony De Freitas, 01/04/2017 till 30/04/2017, Umhlanga Rocks, T. 031 5611194, info@makiwagalleries.com, www. makiwagalleries.com/artists-umhlanga-gallery

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

KZ Natal Durban Artspace Durban Together Apart, Two connected people with the same intense interest in art and creativity. Pascale Chandler & Claude Chandler; Grace Kotze & Melody French; Mandy Crooks & Nick Crooks; Ian Calder & Georgina Calder; Mhairi Pattenden & Heather Pattenden; Karla Nixon & Dane Stops; Marlene de Beer & Chris de Beer, 07/04/2017 till 26/04/2017, KwaZulu-Natal, T. 031 3120793, info@artspacedurban.com, www.artspace-durban.com Durban Art Gallery KwaZulu-Natal Collections - an exhibition of works from the permanent collection of the KZN Museum Services, Various artists and art institutions of KwaZulu-Natal, 30 Anton Lembede St, 031 322 1163 Durban Art Gallery From Codesa to present, Various artists who participated in the Art Gallery's exhibition based workshops at INK Creative Center, T. 031 3112264, Thulani. Makhaye@durban.gov.za, www.durban.gov.za KZNSA Gallery Five Degrees of Realism, KZNSA is Durban's leading contemporary art gallery. The March - April exhibition is a group show by Louise Hall, Ian Calder, Terence King, Terri Broll and Heather Gourlay-Conyngham, 21/03/2017 till 09/04/2017, Durban, T. 031 2771705, gallery@ kznsagallery.co.za, www.kznsagallery.co.za

The White River Gallery Codex Magdalene+, Majak Bredell. Towards a new iconography and re-imaging the mythology and legends of Mary Magdalene, 01/04/2017 till 03/05/2017, White River, C. 083 6758833, art@whiterivergallery. co.za, www.whiterivergallery.co.za

North Cape Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery Contested Spaces, A selection of resistance art from the gallery's art collection, ends 31/01/2018, Civic Centre, T. 053 8311724/5, kirsten@whag.co.za, www.whag.co.za

North West

Western Cape Cape Town 99 Loop Gallery April at 99 Loop, 99 Loop presents 2 two-person shows: Richard Mason & Faatimah Mohamed-Luke use plastic and found objects to create their patterned works in this exhibition. Kevin Frankental & Gabrielle Kruger look at the ways in which natural growth can be explored through juxtaposition and recontextualisation, 05/04/2017 till 22/04/2017, Cape Town, T. 021 422 3766, gallery@99loop. co.za, www.99loop.co.za Amplify Studio Seek. Shoot. Exhibit., If you love photography (professionally or as a hobby), enjoy a team challenge, are keen to explore some of Cape Towns hidden gems and have always wanted to see your work hung in a professional gallery then this is an event for you! Amplify ImageQuest is a team based challenge taking place in Cape Town this April, 08/04/2017, 125 Loop Street, Cape Town, C. 087 4700421, Elodye@amplifystudio.co, www.amplifystudio.co ArtB Gallery Bellville “Dawid’s Choice @ ART.B Gallery” | Dawid Ras Gallery, Participating artists include Hannes van Zyl, Henk Serfontein, Anton Karstel, Nel Erasmus, Clare Menck, Pascual Tarazona, Michael, Cheesman, Sotiris Moldovanos, Leon Vermeulen, Greta McMahon, 29/03/2017 till 12/04/2017, Bellville, T. 021 9171197, artbellville@gmail.com, www.artb.co.za Artvark Gallery Creative Spirit, A solo show of late modern contemporary and abstract artworks by master painter Hennie Niemann Snr. There will also be a book signing of his autobiographical book entitled "Creative Spirit". Opening 1st April @ 11am, 01/04/2017 till 01/05/2017, Kalk Bay, T. 021 788 5584, artvark@iafrica.com, www. artvark.org AVA Gallery 4 New Exhibitions, Gwen van Embden, Brett Charles Seiler, Stephanie Muller & Asemahle Ntlonti and Negiste Yesside Johnson, 12/04/2017 till 20/05/2017, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436, admin@ ava.co.za, www.ava.co.za Barnard Gallery Along the Way, Alexia Vogel, 12/04/2017 till 09/05/2017, Newlands, T. 021 6711553, alexandra@barnardgallery.com, www. barnardgallery.com Carmel Art Dealers in fine art and distributors of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings., Green Point, T. 021 4213333, carmel@global.co.za, www. carmelart.co.za

Lichtenburg Jonel Scholtz Art Gallery Ongoing exhibition of SA Artists, Lichtenburg, C. 082 8538621, jonelscholtz@truenw.co.za, www.jonelscholtz. co.za/Home

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Die Kunskamer (Established in 1971) Celebrating 44 years in SA Art, Fresnaye, Sea Point, Cape Town., T. 021 4349529, info@ kunskamer.co.za, www.diekunskamer.co.za

Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of antiques, furniture, bespoke pieces of objet d'arts & fineart, incl. SA Masters, Wynberg, T. 021 7627983, melissa@eclectica.co.za, www. eclecticaartandantiques.co.za/ Eclectica Contemporary Paradise Regained, A group exhibition inspired by John Milton's Epic Poem, featuring Vincent Osemwegie, Kyusang Lee, Michael Selekane, Thonton Kabeya and Leonard Shapiro, 06/04/2017 till 26/05/2017, CBD, T. 021 4224145, info@eclecticacontemporary.co.za, www. eclecticacontemporary.co.za Eclectica Design & Art Verging Thresholds, This exhibition explores concept of being surrounded by various 'indications' of potential change, these transformative moments of change that are the on the verge or at a threshold, 02/02/2017 till 19/04/2017, Cape Town, T. 021 4220327, admin@eclecticadesignandart.co.za, www.eclecticadesignandart.co.za Eclectica Print Gallery An eclectic collection of Fine Art Prints and artworks on paper by South African Masters and contemporaries and select international artists, Ongoing, 68 Burg Str, Cape Town, T.021 4224185, margie@eclectica.co.za, www.eclecticaprintgallery.co.za Everard Read/CIRCA Cape Town Observations, Denby Meyer, 09/03/ - 02/04/2017, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, T. 021 4184527, ctgallery@ everard.co.za, www.everard-read-capetown.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 (Don't) Look Back, A Group Sculpture Exhibition, 23/03 - 22/04/2017, Cape Town, T. 021 4245150, www.gallerymomo.com/ Goodman Gallery Jeremy Wafer, 09/03 15/04/2017, 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 sculpture, contemporary painting and mixed media by South African artists. Including, Brian Rolfe, Pieter Robbertze, Anthony Gadd, Cornelia Stoop, David Liknaitzky and Nasser Zadeh amongst many others, Ongoi ng, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169, di@g2art.co.za, www.g2art.co.za/contact-us/

Jan Royce Gallery Sculptures by Anton Smit, Solo Exhibition, Opens April 2017, Gardens, T. 021 4221624, cornelis@janroycegallery.com, www. janroycegallery.com Kalk Bay Modern Recent Works By Ben Coutouvidis, This exhibition is about what Kalk Bay is like and more specifically Dalebrooke Pool, 25/03/2017 till 15/04/2017, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7886571, kbmodern@iafrica.com, www. kalkbaymodern.co.za Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Fine arts foundry and gallery, Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Chris Bladen, Arabella Caccia, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, C. 073 1807209, ignoblis@iafrica.com, Leonardo da Vinci Gallery Réflexion, Artscape and the Leonardo da Vinci Gallery are proud to invite you to a solo exhibition by award-winning, globally recognised, contemporary artist Catherine Timotei, 19/04/2017 till 24/04/2017, Roche Bobois, 10 Kloof Street, C. 083 745 6073, catherine@ davincigallery.co.za, www.davincigallery.co.za

Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery Dealers in Contemporary South African Fine Art (& the Old Masters) and picture framing. 144 Kendal Rd, Eversdal, Durbanville, 7550 lindy@artpro.co.za www.artpro.co.za

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

Red Room The Place Called Home Red Room presents a solo exhibition by Johannesburg based artist Themba Khumalo. The charcoal master's first solo show in Cape Town includes works on canvas, paper and a selection of new etchings. 22 Apr - 31 May 2017 info@redroom.gallery www.redroom.gallery 0716021908.

Eatwell Gallery, Noordhoek Visit the working studio of artist; Lynne-Marie Eatwell and also see work from Eric Oswald Eatwell. Lynne works both in the medium of oil painting and sculpture and welcomes guest for studio visits. Eatwell Gallery, www.eatwellgallery.com Tel: 0217892767

EBONY/Curated Founded in 2007 by Dewald Prinsloo, Leonard de Villiers and Marc Stanes, our two gallery spaces in Franschhoek and Cape Town showcase classic and contemporary fine art combined with exclusive, local design, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4249985, info@ebonycurated. com, www.ebonycurated.com

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

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Rust-en-Vrede Gallery James Jersey de Knoop - Stasis of Longing, A solo exhibition of Urban Landscape paintings by James Jersey de Knoop, 28/03/2017 till 03/05/2017, Carolyn Gad "Journey to Imagination", An exhibition of whimsical illustrations by Children's Book Illustrator Carolyn Gad, 28/03 - 03/05/2017, Craig Muller Solo Exhibition, Notes from an Emerald Valley - A collection of observations whilst in residence in the Kwazulu Midlands - by artist and printmaker Craig Muller, 28/03 - 03/05/2017 Rust-en-Vrede Clay Museum Autumn Gold Group Exhibition, 28/03 - 07/06/2017, 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, Ongoing, Hout Bay, C. 076 712 5240, olafbessenbacher@gmail.com, www. facebook.com/gallery.s.art Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection Mirage, A solo exhibition by Kirsten Beets, 05/04/2017 till 13/05/2017, Gardens, T. 021 424 6930, info@ salon91.co.za, www.salon91.co.za Sanlam Art Gallery Of My Time - Tyrone Appollis at 60, Premier film screening of "Of My Time Tyrone Appollis Artist" and exhibition of recent and past works, celebrating his 60th birthday and more than three decades of practicing as an artist, poet and musician, 14/03/2017 till 12/04/2017, Bellville, T. 021 9473359, Stefan. Hundt@sanlam.co.za, www.sanlam.co.za South African Jewish Museum Monday to Thursday 10am - 5pm; Friday 10am - 2pm; Closed on Saturday; Sunday 10am - 5pm, Gardens, T. 021 4651546, gavin@sajewishmuseum.co.za, www.sajewishmuseum.org.za/ South African Society of Artists SASA was founded to cater specifically to the practicing artist. We hold four exhibitions a nnually., Cape Town Central, T. 021 6718941, gchambers@ mweb.co.za, www.sasa-artists.co.za StateoftheART Gallery Otherness | Corné Eksteen, StateoftheART is pleased to present Otherness, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Corné Eksteen. In this collection of work the artist responds to the relevance of a text from 1934 by George Herbert Mead on social identities and the notion of "otherness", 05/04 - 22/04/2017, Central City, T. 021 8014710, info@stateoftheartgallery.com, www.stateoftheart-gallery.com Stevenson A Painting Today, 06/03/2017 till 22/04/2017, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500, cpt@ stevenson.info, www.stevenson.info SMAC Art Gallery Riot, Chem Ng'ok, 12/04 20/05/2017, Woodstock, T. 021 4611029, info@ smacgallery.com, www.smacgallery.com Smith Gallery Solo show by Elize Vossgätter, Elize Vossgätter will have her first solo show at SMITH, 30/03/2017 till 22/04/2017, City Bowl, T. 021 4220814, info@smithstudio.co.za, www. smithstudio.co.za The Cape Gallery An Exhibition by Frederike Stokhuyzen, The glory and resilience of nature have remained a constant source of inspiration in Frederike Stokhuyzen’s work over decades, 12/03 - 08/04/2017, An exhibition by Virginia Oosthuizen, Virginia Oosthuizen is accomplished in the performing and visual arts. Her love of nature is reflected in a wide range of subjects, 09/04 29/04/2017, Cape Town, T. 021 4235309, web@ capegallery.co.za, www.capegallery.co.za

The Framing Place Conservation framing, framing of art, Block mounting and Block frames., Observatory, T. 021 4473988, info@ framingplace.co.za, www.framingplace.co.za

IS Art Elgin Marbles, Deconstructive fragments in time/dreams/desires. An exhibition of work by Frans Mulder, 23/04/2017 till 31/05/2017, 11 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762071, gallery@isart.co.za, www.facebook.com/Is-ArtFranschhoek-147031572033399/

South African Print Gallery Woodstock: Dealers in Fine Art Investment Prints www.printgallery.co.za Autumn Salon Artist: Nita Spilhaus Title: Thorn Trees Medium: Etching Price: R 9 800 UCT Irma Stern Museum Works on Paper by Stanley Hermans, 01/04/2017 till 29/04/2017, Kabbalistic Excursions, Danny Shorkend will be exhibiting paintings at the UCT Irma Stern Museum, 04/04/2017 till 25/04/2017, Rosebank, T. 021 6855686, mary.vanblommestein@uct. ac.za, www.irmasternmuseum.org.za Wall Art Gallery Wall presents a collection of works where the formal affinities between the painted and incised wood panels of Cecil Skotnes and Lucky Sibiya; drawings of Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Leagae and the bronzes of Zoltan Borbereki, Edoardo Villa and Sydney Kumalo are clearly discernible, V&A Waterfront, T. 021 4181953, info@wallsaart.co.za, www.wallsaart.co.za WHATIFTHEWORLD Bend to Her Will, WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to present "Bend to Her Will", a solo exhibition of new work by Sanell Aggenbach, 16/03/2017 till 20/04/2017, Woodstock, T. 021 4472376, matthew@ whatiftheworld.com, www.whatiftheworld.com

Franschhoek Atelier at 1 unie Lets try again2017, Private ongoing viewing of contemporary fine art and sculpture by Johannes du Plessis. Open studio by appointment.1 Unie street Franschhoek. cell 0825796403 or T 021 8764382 johannes.dup@ telkomsa.net or check out pictures on Facebook. Art - du Plessis, Ongoing, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764382, johannes.dup@telkomsa.net, www. johannesduplessis.co.za Art in the Yard Artificial Beasts by Chris Denovan, The exhibition will showcase Chris’s new body of work an expoloration of portraiture as well as to comment on the artistic act of portrait-making itself and what that means in a contemporary world full of digital self-identification. Chris' aesthetic inspiration of pre-modern portraiture sets us within a timeline and highlights strongly the way in which our perception of portraiture has changed, 18/03 - 11/04/2017, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280, curator@artintheyard.co.za, www.artintheyard.co.za EBONY /Curated EBONY is a Fine Art gallery and Contemporary Design space showcasing the best in South African art, craft, bespoke furniture and interior decor. Artworks by Andrew Barlow, George Diederick During, Richard Smith, Walter Oltmann and many others currently on show, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, info@ ebonycurated.com, www.ebonycurated.com

The La Motte Museum Offers a culture-historical experience featuring the estate’s history & architecture. Exhibition: A tribute to the life and work of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef. 14 December 2016 - 3 January 2018. Showcasing over 100 artworks by JH Pierneef from the La Motte Museum and various other private and public collections. Hours: Tues - Sun: 09h0017h00 Exhibition catalogue and guided tours available. T 021 876 8850, E museum@ la-motte.co.za, www.la-motte.com Makiwa Gallery 1 - Place Vendome Art in April - Open Every Day 9:30-5:30, Fine Art & Sculpture for Discerning Collectors, exhibiting Renowned Artists: Makiwa Mutomba, Anthony Gadd, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Dante Ruben, Eric Eatwell, Lynne-Marie Eatwell, Marlien van Heerden, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rogatschnig, Tony De Freitas & Zacharia Mukwira, 01/04/2017 till 30/04/2017, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762600, infofk@ makiwagalleries.com, www.makiwagalleries. com/artists-franschhoek Makiwa Gallery 2 – Pick ‘n Pay Daily, Art in April - Open Every Day 9:30-5:30, Fine Art & Sculpture for Discerning Collectors, exhibiting Renowned Artists: Makiwa Mutomba, Anthony Gadd, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Dante Ruben, Eric Eatwell, Lynne-Marie Eatwell, Marlien van Heerden, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rogatschnig, Tony De Freitas & Zacharia Mukwira, 01/04/2017 till 30/04/2017, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762609, infofk@ makiwagalleries.com, www.makiwagalleries. com/artists-franschhoek The Gallery at Grande Provence Jacques Dhont, New works, 01/04/2017 till 31/04/2017, Franschhoek, T. 021 8768630, gallery@ grandeprovence.co.za, www.grandeprovence. co.za The Studio Gallery Artist at Work, The Studio Gallery is where the Fra nschhoek art route begins. Being the home of Franschhoek based sculptor Samuel Allerton and offering studio space to other artists we create a unique art experience where you can visit the studio, meet the artists and enjoy beautiful art in our gallery space, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762723, info@ theboutiquegallery.co.za, www.facebook.com/ pg/theboutiquegallery"

South African Print Gallery Franschhoek: Moor Gallery, 4 Bordeaux Str A Selection Of Fine Art Prints Artist: Cecil Skotnes Title: Untitled Medium: Woodcut Price: R 12 800

George Cape Palette Art Gallery Home Coming, Solo exhibition by Christopher Reid The artists was born in South Africa and moved at a young age to the States. where he also studied Art and Design. The exhibition includes acrylic , water colour and pastel paintings done after his return from the States in 2015, 20/04/2017 till 29/04/2017, Heather Park George, T. 044 8708751, info@ capepalette.co.za, www.capepalette.co.za 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

Gordon’s Bay Ndiza Gallery Achim von Arnim, Cellar Master as Artist, Also Featuring: Anastasia Sarantinou, Christiana Behrmann, Chris Carstens, Chenjerai & Mambakwedza Mutasa, Corne Pienaar, Gary Frier, Gerhard Van Vuuren, Joseph Chikwenhere, MO NlQUE, Papy Matutala, Petra Humm, Phillip Matthews, Roel Roelofsen, Ron Waldeck, Ronni Mileham, Zach Mukwira , ends 30/04/2017, Gordon's Bay, C. 076 2285046, fmserve@polka. co.za, www.ndizagallery.com

Great Brak River Art@39Long In The Time Of Heat, Group Exhibition with Sheena Ridley, Fiona Rowett, Helen Pfeil, Mien Greyling and more. Beautiful ceramics by Hennie Meyer, Clementina, Charmaine Haines. This chic art gallery on the Garden Route is definitely worth a visit, April - June 2017, Great Brakriver, C. 082 5763338, artat39long@gmail. com, www.39long.gallery Gallery on 103 The Boutique "Gallery on 103", welcomes 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 artists. Wednesday's 10am 3pm or by appointment, Great Brakriver, T. 044 6203144, laurindasmit@vodamail.co.za, www. spiritualmandalas.co.za

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Hermanus Abalone Gallery fore/after Finissage, In celebration of the end of Alta Botha's very fine and delicate exhibition, 01/04/2017, Perspectives, Autumn Group Exhibition: Titia Ballot, Christoff Barnard, Alta Botha, Lien Botha, Nel Erasmus, Hannes Harrs, Elzaby Laubscher, Colbert Mashatile, John Muafangejo, Nomthunzi Mashalaba, Kristin Hua-Yang, Jeannette Unite, Anna Vorster, Louis van Heerden, 05/04/2017 till 15/05/2017, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935, art@ abalonegallery.co.za, www.abalonegallery.co.za Rossouw Modern Group Show, Rossouw Modern Presents a group show with Artists Bastiaan van Stenis, Hugo Maritz, Adriaan S de Lange, Jono Dry, Nicole Pletts, Obert Jongwe, Arend Louw, Christiaan Diedericks, Adriaan Diedericks, Paul Stein, Jaco Sieberhagen, Sam Brown and Stuart Dods, 01/04/2017 till 30/04/2017, Hermanus, T. 028 3132222, info@ rossouwmodern.com, www.rossouwmodern.com Rossouw Modern SPACE Group Show, Rossouw Modern SPACE presents a group show with Artists Frans Mulder, Glenn Cox and Nasser Zadeh, 01/04/2017 till 30/04/2017, Hermanus, T. 028 3132222, info@rossouwmodern.com, www.rossouwmodern.com Walker Bay Art Gallery A Selection of South African Contemporary Artists including Solly Smook, Jimmy Law, Louis Chanu, Claire Denarie, Tay Dall and many more. Also, specializing in selling and buying South African Old Masters, Hermanus, T. 028 3122928, francois@walkerbayartgallery.co.za, www. walkerbayartgallery.co.za

The Art Square Studio/Gallery The Art Square offers a creative and social platform where the artist and public can meet. Solo exhibitions every last Thursday of the month. West Coast hospitality- everyone welcome, Langebaan, C. 082 8538187, arts2gether@gmail. com, www.facebook.com/The-ART-Squarestudiogallery-688980037842806

Oudtshoorn KKNK, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees 08/04 - 15/03/2017, Oudtshoorn, paulbay@ absa.co.za, www.kknk.co.za

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

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Slee Gallery Stellenbosch, T. 021 8873385, gallery@slee.co.za, www.slee.co.za/gallery SMAC Art Gallery Looking for Ghana & The Red Suitcase, Lhola Amira, 04/02/2017 till 01/04/2017, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8873607, info@smacgallery.com, www.smacgallery.com

Paarl 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 onlyPaarlT. 021 8725030zetler@ icon.co.zawww.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 19th century Cape farm complex, Plettenberg Bay, T. 044 5331395, info@ oldnickvillage.co.za, www.oldnickvillage.co.za/ about/

Rupert Museum The late Dr and Mrs Rupert started collecting art in the 1940s, the museum holds some of the international and South African artworks they acquired, including some recent acquisitions. This May the museum will also feature the prints, drawings and paintings of South African born artist Albert Adams, Ongoing, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8883344, deh@remgro. com, www.rupertmuseum.org/?m=2

Imibala Gallery

Stellenbosch Art Gallery Stellenbosch Art Gallery; Mixed exhibition by SA Old Masters Gregoirer, Battiss, Dawid Botha, Eric Laubscher, Hugo Naude and Adriaan Boshof; Modern Contemporary by Herman Van Nazareth, Claire Denarie, Solly Smook, Hannelie Kempen, Jimmy law, Conrad Theys, Wilco Roon, Kaffie Pretorius, Kobus Louw, Opens 09 March. Sculptures by Louis Chanu & Jean Doyle; Ceramics by Evette Weyers, David Reade & Rika Senekal both to open 07 March (12pm), Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 8343, mjg@kingsley.co.za, www. stellenboschartgallery.co.za

For more information: 021 852 2411 gallery@imibala.com. 16 Bright Street, Somerset West

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

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South African Print Gallery: Hermanus Rossouw Modern, 3 Harbour Road Artist: Sam Nhlengethwa Title: Tribute To Peter Clarke Medium: Lithograph Price: R 27 360

Knysna Knysna Fine Art The Art of the Print, An exhibition of works from the Artist Proof Studio, Knysna, T. 044 3825107, gallery@finearts.co.za, www.finearts.co.za

Langebaan Bay Gallery Art in the heart of Langebaan. Marra Sq., Exciting new work by local artists: Joan Schrauwen, Jannie Jordaan, Antonia Velissariou, Kervin Cupido, Melanie du Toit, Sandy Esau, Marie Prinsloo, George Meyer, Sandy Diogo, Elzette Welgemoed, Gerda Claassen, Thea Darlow, Michele Batchelder, Anna Meredith, Marina Clunie and Daan Samuels, Langebaan, C. 073 3048744, baygallery@xsinet.co.za, www. baygallery.co.za

Prince Albert Gallery The Prince Albert Gallery exhibits the works of a wide variety of South African artists specialising in painting, etching and ceramic art. Painting by John Kramer - Star Bread, East London Tel: 023 5411 057 57 Church Street, Prince Albert, 6930 karoogallery@intekom.co.za www.princealbertgallery.co.za

Riebeek Kasteel Riebeek Kasteel - The Gallery Featuring contemporary paintings and sculptures by mostly local artists. Only an hour's drive from Cape Town, Riebeek Kasteel, C. 083 6533697, astridmcleod@ mweb.co.za, www.galleryriebeek.co.za

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Absolut Art Gallery Assemblance - A Modern Journey, Participating artists include: Norman Catherine, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Schalk van der Merwe, Ernst de Jongh, Bastiaan van Stenis and more, 27/04/2017 till 20/05/2017, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8829296, info@absolutart. co.za, www.absolutart.co.za Cavalli Gallery Visceral, Participating artists include: Anè Lategan, Belinda Blignaut, Caitlin Hocking, David Brits, Frikkie Eksteen, Izanne Wiid, Jo Voysey, Jonathan Freemantle, Karin Lijnes, La Phile Ceramics, Lakin Ogunbanwa, Lauren Palte, Mariette Kotze, Michael Elion, Stanislaw Trzebinski and Sue Greeff, 12/02/2017 till 07/05/2017, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8553218, gallery@ cavalliestate.com, www.cavalliestate.com Oude Libertas Gallery The art gallery hosts the Afrigami Project with a permanent Art Installation called Reflections., Stellenbosch - c/o Adam Tas and Libertas roads, T. 021 8098412, oudelibertasgallery1@gmail.com, www. oudelibertas.co.za/art-gallery/ Palette Fine Art Gallery Palette Art Gallery specializes in bronzes and paintings from local artists, Lydia da Silva, Tony da Silva, Mariette van Velden, Claudia Meyer, Tay Dall, Carol Norvall, Ruth Brunskill, Winnie Eaton, Vicky Sanders, Leon Muller, James Cook, Wendu du Plessis, Carla Mulder, Carol Bradley, Jana Neethling, & Winnie Eaton, Ongoing, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8550908, paletteartgallery1@gmail.com, www. palettesculpturegallery.co.za

Teresa Decinti Fine Art Gallery Contact: 082 432 5188 Eikehoff Church Street, Stellenbosch www.teresadecinti.com US Museum The Sasol Art Museum houses a permanent collection of over 3000 pieces belonging to the University of Stellenbosch. The collection features pieces related to South Africa's history, foreign artist works while in the country and many of South Africa's most reputed artists., Stellenbosch, T. 021 8083695, uw2@sun.ac.za, www.rsa-overseas.com/archaeology/sasol-artmuseum-university-stellenbosch-museum.htm

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

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8 Mandy Mckay 9 John White, Caroline Britton, Frederike Stokhuyzen & Peter Britton 10 Lesley Parolis & Gus Macdonald 11 Kelly Gossmann

PUNCTURE POINTS OPENING AT CAPE TOWN HARBOUR 12 Faatimah Mohammed Luke with Oscar O’Ryan 13 Jaap Koomen, Cecile Mullens Wentges, Tigere Mavura, Khanyisile Mbongwa and Rob Nijst 14 Lambi Chibambi discussing her work with Dutch Consulate General Bonnie Horbach

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15 Sarah Pratt and friends wearing masks of some of the animals in her latest work. 16 Annelie Venter with her work Transformation 17 Sarah Pratt & Gretchen van der Byl

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1 Antoinette Burke, Libby de Villiers, Johann Slee, Yvonne Onderweegs, Gerard de Villiers, Casper Lundie 2 Melanie van der Merwe & Michelle Lombard 3 Pieter Holtzhausen & Rentia Retief 4 Exhibiting artists: Rentia Retief, Sue van Rensburg & Katarina Nagel 5 Sean Roux, Andrea Cook & Amy Schofield

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10 Chloé Frey & Charlotte Bermond 11 Jonathan Purvess, Keenan Binneman, Bernard Fanchette, Delphine Huglo, Charlotte Bermond, Krisjan Rossouw, Sandrine Fanchette, Linda van der Walt. The Roche Bobois team 12 Johan & Sonja Rosiers 13 Krisjan Rossouw & Jonathan Purvess 14 Krisjan Rossouw with his muse Patricia Laloyo 15 Lindura & Sanele Xaba 16 Nontando Mposo & Sibusiso Mkize

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6 Ricky Burnett (art teacher, friend and mentor to all three exhibiting LAUNCH AT OLIEWENHUIS ART MUSEUM artists) 7 Lianne Tiley & Laurel Holmes Photos: Kezia Gerber 8 Brenda Wilson & Amanda Lourens 17 Yolanda de Kock, Education Officer, Oliewenhuis Art Museum; Sam 9 Maria Patrizi & Simone Farah Moleko, Director, Phatshoane Henney Attorneys; and Ester le Roux, Curator, Oliewenhuis Art Museum; with artist Willie Bester 18 Willie Bester (second from right) with last year’s competition winners Helena de Waal, Toni Pretorius, Sandy Little and Mothobi Mefane

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Pierneef prints a solid investment ? You must be joking ! .... right ?


Pierneef: Self Portrait 1910. Purchased 1994 for R1.5K Selling R68K 2016 (left) Pierneef Kremetartboom 1922 Sold by Strauss & Co R70K 2016

At the SA Print Gallery we see things differently, we use less hype and acquire wisely. We draw what we understand as the best SA produced fine art prints from the past 100 years. We dont have a great deal of Kentridge’s or what most commercial galleries consider “sure things” but rather quietly go on to gather what we’re good at : acquiring the best and most interesting of SA Fine Art Printmaking language developed over the past 100 years. Rather spread your investments by buying 5 Pierneefs @ 50K each than a non starter R 250K Painting chances are, you’ll be more impressed by Pierneefs Print returns in five years time...

world asset class prints: www.printgallery.co.za


South African Artists Abroad Maureen Quin to Exhibit The Hunt in Germany

Images top to bottom: Deborah Poynton, Arcadia (Panel 10 of 11), 2010, Oil on canvas, 300 x 200cm. Image courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg

Anton Smit, Translucent Cathedral, Bronze, 31.4 x 9.8 x 13.8 inches, Sculpture represented by Dld Art Gallery. Photo: SCOPE Art Show

Faith47, Corda Nostra Una Palpitant for Wynwood Walls

A fortuitous meeting with Ulrich Reimann and Marion Butsbach led to an invitation to exhibit her sculpture series The Hunt in Berlin, Germany, at the South African Embassy. Ulrich Reimann visited the Quin Sculpture Garden, Alexandria, Eastern Cape, in 2016 where he saw the series of 12 sculptures which have become known as The Hunt. He was so taken by the work, their message of the degrading effect of man’s greed on the environment and their quality that he felt that these sculptures should be seen in Europe and more especially in Germany. Mr Reimann approached the SA Embassy in Berlin who immediately suggested that the work should be part of the Freedom Day Celebrations in Germany on the 27thApril 2017. SAA has sponsored tickets for Maureen and her partner to get to Berlin, and DB Schenker has agreed to transport the work from Cape Town to Berlin. Although Maureen Quin is an acclaimed South African artist and she has work in private collections throughout the world, her sculptures have never been exhibited as a group overseas. To show her work in Europe has been a lifelong dream of Maureen’s. “I get many overseas visitors to my garden and many comment on the validity of my message and the sculptural quality, and a number have suggested that they should be exhibited in Europe but time and time again plans have failed. I am overwhelmed at Ulrich and Marion’s dedication and positive energy in organising this exhibition. There are still hurdles to overcome, but the sculptures are crated and have been shipped.” With this opportunity to exhibit in Germany at the SA Embassy, this series of sculptures will be exposed to European art collectors. This year Maureen will be 83, she has been a professional sculptor since 1954. Maureen has lived and worked away from the mainstream art world for all her working life, yet she remains productive and passionate. Being isolated has meant she is not influenced by current trends and has developed her own unique style and insights.

In 2014 to honour her contribution to the South African art world she was honoured with a series of retrospectives, which also served as a platform to launch a book on her work; QUIN Sculptures. In 2016 she was awarded Honourary Award by The South African Academy of Science and Art for her contribution to Visual Art (Sculpture). For more information on Maureen Quin Visit her website: www.quin-art.co.za Anton Smit’s work was featured at this year’s SCOPE International Contemporary Art Fair that took place in New York (2-7 March 2017). Late last year, Faith47 was selected to add a mural to the Wynwood Walls, in Miami, Florida. The Wynwood Walls is said to be the largest outdoor street art museum in the world. This honour was the topic of CNN’s African Voices (programme aired on CNN International, 14 March 2017). Christine Dixie was invited by the European Cultural Foundation to show her installation To Be King at the 2017 Venice Biennale. This installation forms part of the exhibition Personal Structures hosted by the GAA Foundation (13 May - 26 November 2017). Work by Pieter Hugo is currently exhibited as part of the Contemporary Photography section of the National Gallery of Victoria Festival of Photography in Melbourne, Australia (now, until 30 June 2017). Pieter Hugo and Guy Tillim are included in 10 Years Old 2007-2017: A History of the World Told Through the Images of the Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Modena Collection, exhibited at Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Foro Boario, Italy (now, until 30 April 2017). The exhibition is curated by Filippo Maggia and Chiara Dall’Olio. Paintings from Deborah Poynton's Arcadia body of work are showing in the 13th edition of the Sharjah Biennial at Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE; curated by Christine Tohmé under the title Tamawuj (now, until 12 June 2017).

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Friends Keeping a large municipal or national gallery or museum afloat is no small task, so some South African galleries have produced a society of ‘friends’ for themselves – people who are invested in the specific institution and help it however they can. We spoke to a few representatives of:

Friends of Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) - Richardt Strydom Friends of Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) - Phillippa Duncan

Friends of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum (NMMAM) - Various Friends of Oliewenhuis Art Museum (Oliewenhuis) - Ester le Roux What have the Friends been able to accomplish in improving the Gallery/Museum over the years? JAG: The Friends of JAG have historically played a very important role in giving support and financial contributions, but in truth, much has changed since The Friends was started in the 1930’s. With the flight of capital from the Johannesburg inner city during the 90’s, support has dwindled. Three years ago Marianne Fassler, in collaboration with Breinstorm Brand Architects (BBA), initiated a revival drive for the Friends, to restore and expand the organisation’s important role in supporting JAG. Our vision for this expanded role goes beyond fundraising and includes audience building, promotion of JAG’s activities, custodianship and ambassadorship of the JAG brand and legacy, as well as setting up sustainable, mutually-beneficial partnerships between corporate benefactors and JAG. For example, through BBA, The Friends were able to collaborate with the South African Mint to produce a set of three commemorative medallions for JAG’s centenary. The design of these medallions focused on the original Lutyens building’s neoclassical architectural motives and prominent

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collection. On top of this, Fractal (an ad-hoc Committee of the Friends) has purchased 3 artworks for the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Typically, what methods do The Friends use to raise funds for the Gallery/Museum? JAG: Fundraising used to be primarily through membership fees and private donations, and although still significant, the amount of funding required to support and promote JAG has increased substantially. The Friends of JAG strive to develop new collaborative approaches to sharing and developing JAG’s collections and to promote its legacy. ISANG: We rely on the support of our members and corporate members. We also run an events program throughout the year. This gives our members the opportunity to attend guided walkabouts of exhibitions with the Gallery’s curators, visits to artists’ studios and private collections to which the public would not normally have access. The money raised by these events goes towards the gallery projects which we have been asked to support. In 2014, we launched our fine art prints series. The works were donated by SA artists and the proceeds

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from the sales go towards acquisitions, education programs and exhibition catalogues. The prints are available to purchase from The Friends. Email friendssang15@gmail.com or sangfriends@iziko. org.za for further details. NMMAM: The Friends of the Art Museum is a public benefit organization (PBO), non-profit organizations that relies on membership fees. The Friends run fundraising events and look for sponsorship from companies and patrons. As a PBO, we apply to funding agencies to raise money for special projects. Oliewenhuis: The Friends continuously try to find innovative ways to raise funds. Fundraising events have included poetry and wine evenings, a tattoo demonstration and lecture, and annual auction evaluations hosted by well-known auction houses. The Friends receive 10-15% commission on artworks sold from temporary exhibitions. Signature Fractal events include an annual Valentine’s Movie Picnic and Halloween Movie Picnic on Oliewenhuis’ front lawns. In 2012, Fractal hosted a very successful A Night of a thousand drawings in collaboration with the 1000-Drawing Foundation. Most of the proceeds went to the Pholoho Special School. Apart from fundraising, what other roles do the Friends fulfill? JAG: The Friends and BBA assist in press liaison and the promotion of JAG events using dedicated social media platforms and regular e-newsletters. We conceptualise activations in order to promote,

engage and reach new audiences. Most recently, we set up and funded a crowd-sourced activation to tie in with JAG’s summer exhibition - a show curated around black portraiture from the JAG collection. The online submission platform offered the public the opportunity to submit their own portraits and have them live-streamed for duration of the exhibition, as well as on The Friends’ website (where they can still be viewed). We assist in organising opening functions and in recent times the Friends have had to support in more menial, but vital operational terms, by helping to tidy up the premises before functions, supply toilet paper and replacing light bulbs. ISANG: We support the Gallery’s education programmes, sponsor openings and art performances, make funds available for the purchase of works for the permanent collection, sponsor exhibition catalogues, and generally promote the gallery to as wide an audience as possible. NMMAM: The Friends create awareness about the Museum by running special events and programs. We are also very community minded; organizing a community exhibition to help raise the profile of local artists. The Friends have also supplemented the Museum’s education program by assisting to fund transport for leaners from disadvantaged areas. The Friends help out with museum activities when extra hands are needed. They use their mailing list to let everyone know about events at the Museum, donate refreshments for events, and arrange for experts to speak at the Museum. Oliewenhuis: Since the inception of the association in 1989, it has organised a wide range of events and activities, allowing members to broaden their knowledge of the arts and to involve the whole community in the life of the Museum so that all may

benefit. The Friends raise funds to purchase works of art for the Museum’s Permanent Collection but also host special events free of charge. The focus of Fractal is thus to promote the arts among the young people of Bloemfontein, and to involve them in productions, workshops and exhibitions. Fractal also aims to educate the younger public, hoping to bring about a love for visual art and in the process attract members for The Friends. How does one become a Friend of the Gallery/ Museum? JAG: We have an online application and SnapScan payment system on The Friends website and we also have Friends on the ground whenever we have a presence at Johannesburg’s art fairs. For more info, visit our newly created Friends of JAG website: https://friendsofjag.org/ Our social media sites are: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofJAG/ Twitter: @ artthisway Instagram: friendsofjag ISANG: Pop into our office on the days when the secretary is there (ie. Tuesday-Thursday 10am to 3pm) or email the office so that we can send you the membership form: friendssang15@gmail.com or sangfriends@iziko.org.za Follow us on Facebook. We regularly post updates, notifications of future events and run competitions such as VIP tickets to Art Fairs etc. Our handle is @ SANGFriends NMMAM: The Friends are looking for proactive, energetic volunteers who would like to assist at events, assist with fund raising etc. You can call us on 041 506 2000, visit the website: http://www.artmuseum.co.za/ and go to the “Support us” page, or you can email artmususeum@mandelametro.gov.za and request the membership form. Oliewenhuis: You can visit http://www.nasmus.co.za/ for information on how to apply for membership and other details. Membership benefits include electronic invitations to exhibition openings, walkabouts by artists and curators and to other events arranged by the Museum, by the Friends and Fractal. Members also occasionally get discounts for workshops and lectures.

Image: Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe’s sculptures installed outside of Johannesburg Art Gallery as part of the institute’s centenary celebrations


A diverse group of people enjoying one of Fractal’s very popular movie nights on the front lawns of Oliewenhuis Art Museum.

Sethembile Msezane during a performance sponsored by the Friends of the Iziko SA National Gallery at the Art of Disruptions opening event

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Barend de Wet. Image source: Smith, K. 2010, Barend de Wet, SMAC Art Publishing, Cape Town.

The Art Times is deeply sorrowed by the recent passing of Barend de Wet. De Wet was a ground-breaking and highly influential South African artist who inspired generations of younger artists. His career, which spanned almost four decades, encompassed nearly every conceivable media and form of expression; from performance and sculpture to "knittings" and fanatical hobbyism. He was an extremely generous and collaborative artist and his interventions and joint projects alongside other well-known artists were an integral part of his oeuvre. De Wet intentionally blurred the lines between art and life, which allowed him to break down conventional barriers and infinitely extend the possibilities of his practice. Hence, counted amongst his myriad of ‘artistic' achievements - he was world record holder, in his age-group, for yo-yoing, - as well as a model, beekeeper, serial tattooist and an unashamed exhibitionist. De Wet was one of South Africa’s most original and forward-thinking artists and his unique approach and philosophy will be studied for years to come. Barend de Wet was one of the first artists to join SMAC Gallery almost ten years ago. The gallery commented that it was an honour to have worked with him on four solo exhibitions and numerous projects, both within and outside of the gallery. SMAC has produced two publications on the artist, including an extensive monograph authored by Kathryn Smith, who wrote: So after all is said and done, perhaps De Wet is best summed up in the words of two younger artists who have benefitted from his simply being around. As Christian Nerf would have it, ‘Barend doesn't work hard. He doesn't think hard. He is hard.’ Or this, from Robin Rhode: ‘To be able to understand the art of Barend de Wet is to be able to pickpocket an apple from a Cezanne still life before soaking one's teeth into it as a gesture of sincerity.’ We need Barend de Wet, for the simple reason that like the trickster he is, he occupies the position of the 'wise fool', thwarting cultural and artistic stagnation through his creative wit. By playing to the absurd, which is not without risk, he opens up a space for laughter and playful pleasure; attributes that are depressingly absent from so much of what we strive for - and indeed what motivates us - in an information-saturated present. (Smith, K. 2010. Barend de Wet. SMAC Art Gallery. Stellenbosch: 133.) We extend our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to his friends and family. More about Barend de Wet at http://www. smacgallery.com/artist/barend-de-wet/ Text and image courtesy of SMAC Gallery (edited)

Kunstenaar Barend de Wet sterf in botsing Geskryf deur Laetitia Pople Die kunstenaar Barend de Wet is Saterdagmiddag in ’n motorongeluk naby Caledon oorlede. Hy was 61. Sy vrou, Diana Cilliers, wat saam met hom in die motor was, is in ’n stabiele toestand in die hospitaal. De Wet kan as ’n mitiese figuur in die SuidAfrikaanse visuele kunswêreld beskryf word. Vir meer as drie dekades was dié enigmatiese konseptuele kunstenaar aktief betrokke by die plaaslike en internasionale kunstoneel. Hy het in verskeie media werke gelewer wat die aandag opgeëis het. Nie net was hy bekend om sy behendige gebruik van tradisionele media nie, maar ook in vlytkuns, wat hy speels aangewend het deur onder meer gebreide skilderye en beeldhouwerke te skep. Hy was ook bekend om sy performance-kuns. Hy het ’n renons gehad in die oorintellektualisering en ’n hoogdrawende inslag van kuns. “Hy was ’n kunstenaar wat alles omgedraai het, veral dit wat ons dalk aanvaar as hoe kuns moet wees. Hy het altyd vanuit ’n ander hoek gewerk en sake anders belig,” sê die kunskenner en kurator Marilyn Martin. Sy vertel hoe hulle destyds seepkissies opgerig het waar mense hul sê kon sê by die Iziko Nasionale Kunsmuseum in Kaapstad, waar sy die direkteur was. De Wet het “poedelnakend op die kissie gaan staan – nie om sensasie te ontlok nie, maar om ons aandag te vestig op ’n groter saak. Hy was sonder inhibisie en het dit wat hy aangepak het ordentlik gedoen. Hy het graag die spot gedryf in werke wat tegnies hoogs vaardig was.” Sy bydrae was nie net beperk tot kuns nie. Hy was ook ’n wêreldrekordhouer in die kuns van klimtolspel

en was ook ’n model vir die Japanse modeontwerper Issey Miyake. Daarby het hy bye aangehou en voorts het hy ’n hotel vanuit sy huis in Observatory in Kaapstad bedryf waar plaaslike en internasionale kunstenaars ’n “kunsteverblyf” aangepak het. Die kunskenner Melvyn Minnaar beskryf hom as ’n merkwaardige kunstenaar wat sedert hy op die toneel verskyn het die aandag getrek het. “Sedert sy studentedae was hy ’n absolute meester in sy speelse, altyd tong-in-die-kies-gebruik van materiale. Hy was ook een van die eerste jong kunstenaars wat Raymond van Niekerk (eertydse direkteur van die Nasionale Kunsmuseum) destyds genader het om werke vir die fasade van die kunsmuseum in Kaapstad te skep – wat nog steeds daar te sien is. “Sy laaste werke – groot, staal en gebreide werke wat amper soos reuse-speelgoed lyk, bewys weer sy vakmanskap en speelse ironie.” De Wet se lewensmotto luidens Smac, die galery wat hom verteenwoordig het, was “Kuns is lewe en lewe is kuns”. De Wet is in 1956 in Boksburg gebore. Hy het studeer aan die Michaelis-kunsskool in Kaapstad en het in lewe aan verskeie groepuitstallings deelgeneem en ook solo-uitstallings aangepak. Sy werk was in fokus op die heel eerste Kaapstadse kunsmark in 2013. Hier het sy gebreide werke en sy eie brei-demonstrasies mense gelok. In 2015 het hy sy rolprent Projected Identities in die Tate Modern in Londen vertoon as deel van die projek The Film Will Always Be You – South African Artists on Screen. Werk van hom is tans te sien in die Nasionale Kunsmuseum in die uitstalling Women’s Work. Die eerste keer gepubliseer deur Netwerk24 15


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With great power Comes great responsibility An interview with our forces at the Venice Biennale “…a compelling experience that is uniquely immersive for the viewer as well as an attempt to challenge notions of applied inclusion and representation redolent in our large group shows of legacy on the international stage.” – Lucy MacGarry

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The South African Pavilion is once again included in La Biennale di Venezia from 13 May to 26 November 2017. Curating our representation is Lucy MacGarry, previous curator of the FNB JoburgArtFair (2014-16), assisted by Musha Neluheni, the present Curator for Contemporary Collections and Acting Chief Curator at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. They promise to deliver a major, two-person exhibition comprising of new works by Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng. Whether a Johannesburg Pavilion will also emerge is yet to be known, so for now it would seem that the minds of the public elite will base their perceptions of the ‘state of contemporary South African art’ on what these four individuals assemble. We spoke to Lucy MacGarry: Firstly, what an honour to be selected for this pinnacle of artistic representation. How was your curatorial team forged? Yes, it is an incredible privilege to realise a South African project of international significance with artists

of this calibre. Often referred to as the `Olympics of the art world’, the Venice Biennale is over one hundred years old and is the largest and most respected global platforms for presenting the work of contemporary visual artists. Musha and I were thrilled to be invited by Connect Channel to join their tender application to The South African Department of Arts and Culture late last year. We believe that the strength of our proposal lay in the diverse experience of the project team, our moving image-based, curatorial concept and the selection of only two, leading artists. We have the support of local production company, Connect Channel, along with project management team, Parts & Labour who have first-hand experience of installing an exhibition at the Biennale. The Department also made their appointment well in advance this year, allowing us the benefit of time to plan and produce an outstanding exhibition. It should also be mentioned that our project represents the first commissioning of a purpose-made work for the Pavilion which sets a great example for future interactions and


“While non-commercial in nature, the Venice Biennale has a tremendous impact on the careers of artists invited to exhibit their works.” – Lucy MacGarry public sector support. So together we look forward to spearheading a new and dynamic approach to our national pavilion. As mentioned before, you announced Breitz and Modisakeng as the exhibiting artists. What influenced this selection? The idea to present the work of Breitz and Modisakeng was informed by glossary of ambitions intertwined with the specifics of the South African art context, and out of an explicit desire to challenge conceptual and visual stereotypes of African representation and cultural consumption. Their practices are both conversant with the local and the now whilst simultaneously engaged in more inclusive and expansive dialogue beyond the confines of the country’s art context. Breitz is an internationally acclaimed, South African artist who has spent most of career abroad, in New York and Berlin. Over the past twenty years she has moved seamlessly between photography, montage and video installation exploring the dynamics of subject formation, the enduring impact of mass media culture and the role that language plays in our coming into being. Modisakeng’s work, on the other hand, is deeply defined by his South African-ness, yet it is in the reshaping of black identity, by pointing towards universal histories and the spirituality of space, that his practice resists binary readings. Their practices share in a fascination with film of a performative nature and their exhibited works will present reflexive

and nuanced interrogations of identity construction. What you can look forward to is an exhibition by two independent artists of South African heritage whose practices are keenly concerned with the moving image as a nexus to explore the disruptive power of storytelling. Excitingly, this is the first time that South Africa will present an exclusively moving image- and sound-based exhibition. At the previous Venice Biennale there was a larger group of artists selected to represent South Africa at our pavilion. Why only two this year? A retrospective view of previous Biennales shows explicit evidence for the strength of an immersive installation by one or two artists versus an exhaustive, curated group exhibition. The most compelling shows one remembers from Venice are most often singular, momentous and moving. Hence, narrowing the selection down to a maximum of two artists became both fundamental to creating a compelling experience that is uniquely immersive for the viewer as well as an attempt to challenge notions of applied inclusion and representation redolent in our large group shows of legacy on the international stage. How will having work on The South African Pavilion influence the value of these two artists’ work on the market? While non-commercial in nature, the Venice Biennale

has a tremendous impact on the careers of artists invited to exhibit their works. While it may be not be immediately noticeable, inclusion is most often followed by a surge in demand for a given artist’s work and, consequently, an increase in the value of their work. The Biennale also feeds directly into the commercial success of the artists’ galleries, especially with Art Basel, the world's prime commercial fair for modern and contemporary art, taking place shortly thereafter. By having a strong pavilion, we will bring attention to South Africa as being at the forefront of Contemporary Art and global issues. It will assist not just the South African art market but the African continent. South Africa has only participated in the Biennale for the past four iterations and is currently one of only six other African countries who will have pavilions at this year’s event. Acknowledging that the visibility of African countries remains limited, our participation is critical for encouraging fellow African countries to take part and represent their own stories, artists and creative excellence on the global stage. As the producers of the South African Pavilion we embrace this opportunity to share and promote our country’s talent at this influential cultural event.

Image: Mohau Modisakeng, Untitled Metamorphosis 1, 7, 3 (left to right), 2015, Ink-jet print on Epson Hot Press Natural 120x120cm, ED of 5 + 2 APS. Images courtesy of Mohau Modisakeng and WHATIFTHEWORLD

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Tyrone Appollis, Juskei Baptism, 2017, acrylic on canvas

Of My Time – Tyrone Appollis Celebrating the life and art of Tyrone Appollis in his 60th year

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The first lot to generate post-sale applause was J.H. Pierneef’s late-career study, Bushveld Landscape, featuring his beloved acacias. Guest auctioneer Dendy Easton knocked the work down for R2 million (inclusive price R2.27 million). The same buyer paid R2.5 million for Pierneef’s study of McGregor, surpassing the pre-sale high estimate by R1 million. While canonical moderns continue to perform solidly, the biggest surprise of Strauss & Co’s first live auction of 2017 was registered during a dedicated session for decorative arts. Rival bidders chased after two nineteenth-century imperial bushels – standardised brass measuring containers – offered by a local merchant family. Lot 324, an engraved bushel used by the government of the Cape of Good Hope, sold for R1.87 million, well over its high estimate of R100,000. A similar measure used by the Transvaal government, which carried a pre-sale high estimate of R80,000, sold for R920,000. Two silver table lamps designed by Patrick Mavros, each incorporating a family of vervet monkeys, which sold for R477,456 and R443,352, also contributed to the hefty R11,55 million turnover in decorative arts. The evening sale generated a total of R53.4 million in sales, was buoyed by strong buyer interest in Erik Laubscher and Robert Hodgins. Rival bidders chased after Laubscher’s Overberg in Winter, a symphony of

complementary greens painted in 1996, which sold for R1.07 million. Egged on by a group of excited friends, a buyer on the floor eventually won Hodgins’ 2005 study, An Old Couple, for R1 million, doubling the pre-sale high estimate. Other notable works by blue-chip artists included a charcoal drawing from William Kentridge’s fifth stop-animation film, Felix in Exile (1994), which sold for R1.04 million. There was robust bidding for Jean Welz’s serene study, Still Life with a Bowl of Figs, which sold for R886,704. Photography, long treated as a stepchild by collectors, performed exceptionally well. Pieter Hugo’s still life, In Tyrone Brand’s Bedroom, attracted enthusiastic bidding. It doubled its pre-sale high estimate, fetching R125,048. An important early work by Mikhael Subotzky, Preacher, Dwarsrivier Prison (0053), a panoramic study of a Sunday church service in an outlying Cape prison, sold for R90,944. Bina Genovese, Strauss & Co’s joint managing director, said: “We are delighted that sellers entrust their work to our company, and are proud to achieve benchmark results for their work.” - 6 March 2017.

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Guided art tours function on multiple levels. They foster a greater appreciation for visual art while performing the function of educating the public. More than providing an enriching site-seeing experience, they provide potential art-buyers with valuable perspective into possible purchases. More-over, they broaden tastes, developing and strengthening the art-buying potential within appropriate circles. The SA Art Times decided to learn more from two market influencers: Kate Crane Briggs (Founder and Director of Culture Connect), and Jo Buitendach (Founder and Director of Past Experiences). Kate, Jo, thank you for being willing to share your experience with our readers. First of all, could you please introduce us to the focus and specificities of the art tours that you are usually involved with?

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Jo: Past Experiences specializes in primarily graffiti, street art and public art tours in the Joburg Inner City (so basically art outside in public spaces or on the streets), as well as taking clients to visit contemporary art galleries in Johannesburg.

Kate: Culture Connect’s art experiences are either open, public events or private, tailored tours. Their focus varies enormously, reflecting the wide range of art in South Africa. One tour could focus on indigenous traditions, the next international contemporary art. The aim is to create experiences that would be difficult to create by oneself. During a Culture Connect tour clients meet curators and/or artists. Often we go to places that are not open to the public – studio’s, private collections and behind-the-scenes. What sort of people generally make up your client base? Jo: We have a very varied, high-end international market specifically from America, the UK, Holland, France and Germany; schools and universities (both local and international). On weekends we run budgetfriendly tours for locals. Kate: People coming on Culture Connect’s tours include locals and visitors. Some are knowledgeable and visually-minded, such as artists, collectors and architects. Others have a general interest in art, are SA BUSINESS ART | APRIL 2017


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curious or keen to learn - tour guides, people new to living here, and tourists, for example. Audiences vary according to the tour’s topic – the mix of people in our Jewish Museum tour would differ from those visiting Sue Williamson in her studio, for instance. Do you find that clients periodically purchase art while on these tours, or do you ever hear that a sale has resulted from one of your tours? Jo: Occasionally they purchase on the tour. Often they take the galleries’ details to purchase afterwards. We like to encourage clients to buy young artists’ or graffiti artists’ works. Many local clients have bought canvases by local graffiti artists at tours we have done in conjunction with graffiti exhibition openings. Kate: Yes, but not on every tour. It is common on Culture Connect’s private tours for international visitors to buy so that they have a piece to remember a special holiday. Certain tours lend themselves very well to buying, notably our tour of the Cape Town Art Fair. Typically for local clients the sales come after the tour. Culture Connects clients often buy books,

posters and other merchandise. At the recent Irma Stern Museum Culture Connect, the Keiskamma Art Project were ‘’blown away’’ by sales. It’s exhilarating for everyone concerned when clients buy art. Some international clients find the shipping charges higher than expected, but generally SA art is perceived to be good value for money. Are they any other positive results that your clients have reported? Kate: What is particularly gratifying are the personal connections made – people meeting liked-minded people during the tour, sometimes keeping in touch afterwards. I encourage donations to places we visit that are not-for-profits, eg. Iziko, AVA Gallery and Cape Town Opera (I was an arts fundraiser for 20 years and still mentor in arts fundraising). Art auctioneers, paper conservators, designers and caterers have all gained business from collaborating with Culture Connect. Sponsors, such as the De Meye wine estate benefit from publicity as I promote open events widely. I am working with UK-based curator, Tessa

Jackson OBE, on bringing artworld professionals here for an intensive nine-day trip this September. I am working more and more with groups coming to SA because of its art. Thank you for your time. Is there anything else you would like our readers to know about your service? Jo: You can visit Past Experiences online for more information about upcoming events: http:// pastexperiences.co.za/ or email me at past. experiences@hotmail.com Kate: The next public art tours by Culture Connect are: Dylan Lewis at his sculpture garden, Stellenbosch (26 May), Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank Joburg (17 June), and Parliament’s Art Collection (16 August). Requests for private tours are always welcome. I would be delighted to send readers more info and include them on the Culture Connect newsletter list. Contact me via kate@cultureconnectsa.com / +27 (0)72 377 8014. Visit our website, http://www. cultureconnecsa.com/ or find us on social media. 7


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