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Top: An opening address was given by Dr Mathume Joseph Phaahla, South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture. In the background: Haroon Gunn-Salie produced the sculpture “Soft Vengeance” especially for the biennale. It takes inspiration in the removal of a statue of Cecil John Rhodes from the campus of the UCT (April 2015). The sculpture presents the hands of Jan van Riebeek, cast from a statue of the Dutch colonist. Middle: Cowhide, resin and polyester mesh: Nandipha Mntambo’s “Conversation: The Beginning of Forever” commands a presence on the back wall. Bottom: Gerald Machonaís “Ndiri Afronaut” comprises a spacesuit made from disused Zimbabwean banknotes. Representing hyperinflation and economic migrants from Africa, the work was inspired by the 2008 xenophobic attacks and Christina de Middel’s Afronauts. See it here next to its video accompaniment.


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National Arts Festival 2 – 12 July 2015, Grahamstown Athi-Patra Ruga, “The Elder of Azania” performed at SFMOMA San Francisco. Photo: Geoff Teague Image courtesy the artist and WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery

Now in its 41st year, the National Arts Festival delivers excellence; encouraging innovation and development in the arts. Each year it provides a platform for both established and emerging South African artists, creates opportunities for collaboration with international artists, and extends local appreciation for the arts. “This year’s programme aims to take us forward into new, exciting spaces while acknowledging the depth of our roots and our heritage,” says Ismail Mahomed, the Festival’s Artistic Director. In 2015, the programme is dedicated to honouring South Africa’s legends in the arts. This is reflected in every section of the programme, through each artistic discipline. In their efforts to keep growing the Festival as an exciting and innovative platform for South Africa, the organisers add new features to the programme each year. Of particular interest this year is the inclusion of a Featured Young Curator. Inaugurating this inclusion is Johannesburg-based STEVENSON curator, Lerato Bereng; whose hand can be seen in Simon Gush’s Nine O’Clock at Fort Selwyn.

VISUAL ART Art exhibitions on the programme highlight engagement between the artist and contemporary issues – political conflict, race, colonialism, identity, war and terror. On the topic of global issues, The High Commission of Canada will present the winning cartoons from an international exhibition on the subject of Freedom of Expression. Freedom of Expression in Broad Brushstrokes will be viewable at Eden Grove Complex. On the local front, South African art legend, Keith Dietrich, will present his solo exhibition, Fragile histories, fugitive lives at the Monument’s Ntsikana Gallery. The interplay between histories and social and political differences in South Africa will be examined; reconciling the issues of diversity, the past and the present through the interaction between words, images and materials. One of Dietrich’s main influences in this project is the position occupied by the Cape of Good Hope during the eighteenth century, and the unique globalised

composition of its inhabitants. He says, “The images map and inscribe pain and suffering over the body, as a reminder of our traumatic past, folded into these bodies, organs, and texts, are the traces of our complex hybrid ancestral interconnections.” Dietrich has participated in over thirty community interaction projects in Southern Africa and is the recipient of several prestigious awards. His work is represented in 34 corporate and public collections in South Africa and abroad. His exhibition at the National Arts Festival will be curated by Les Cohn of Art Source South Africa. Battleground: Charles Bell’s Representation of the War of the Axe, the 7th Frontier/War of Dispossession, 1846, in historical and modern contexts: Michael Godby’s exhibition is a response to the challenge of showing Charles Bell’s 60 drawings of the War of the Axe in Grahamstown, the very territory that was fought over during the Wars of Dispossession. Bell had been in Grahamstown before the war broke out adjudicating land claims relating to the 1820 settlers. His drawings are contextualized in a series of installations. The second part of the exhibition comprises recent representations of the War of the Axe and related Wars of Dispossession. These include new versions of historical events, giving a very different account of the wars. See this exhibition at the Albany History Museum’s Standard Bank Gallery. Monique Pelser’s solo exhibition, Conversations with my Father is a continuous dialogue (2011 - to date) between the artist and objects, images, sound recordings and documents inherited after her father’s death. The Conversation aims to manage and deconstruct the found footage and objects as a means of looking at and understanding trauma. This exhibition will be held at the Alumni Gallery, Albany Museum. At the Albany History Museum’s Grahamstown Gallery, Between Darkness and Light is Jodi Bieber’s first major mid-career retrospective and includes a selection of her work from 1993 to the present. The exhibition includes close to 100 photographs from Bieber’s most significant photographic work as well as a multimedia installation from her Survivors of domestic violence. Bieber’s work defies

categories such as photojournalism and visual art, making this exhibition which features several works from the original Between Darkness and Light exhibition a must-see. Another must-see is Themba Shibase’s solo exhibition at the Studio Gallery, Rhodes Fine Art Department. The contemporary South African artist interrogates social issues within a pan-African context: leadership, post-colonial power structures, masculinity and patriarchy as well as identity and gender politics. Presenting his subjects in a direct and confrontational manner, Shibase confronts stereotyping and notions of an ‘authentic’ African culture, probing Africa’s fraught colonial history and the homogenizing colonial gaze which continues to inform racial identities in Africa. The Eastern Cape Department of Sports, Recreation Arts and Culture will bring both the Eastern Cape Visual Arts Exhibition and the Eastern Cape Provincial Craft Collection to this year’s main programme. Held at the Albany History Museum and the Village Green respectively, it is hoped that these exhibitions showcase the creative potential of the Eastern Cape community.

PERFORMANCE ART In the performance art category, Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner and well-known visual artist, Athi-Patra Ruga, Bottom, left to right: Keith Dietrich, “Fragile Histories Book Two” (detail), Archival digital photograph, folded tracing paper with printed text and pins. Triptych; Central panel 150 x 80 cm; Outer panels 80 x 80 cm. Image courtesy the artist and Art Source South Africa

Charles Bell, “Some rough sketches of scene illustrative of late events in Southern Africa” (detail). Image courtesy Michael Godby

Jodi Bieber, “Irache” (detail), 2003, Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper. Image courtesy the artist and Goodman Gallery Themba Shibase, “Defiant Youth (After Pemba’s No Work)” (detail), 2014, oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm. Image courtesy the artist and SMAC Gallery



expands his fantastical Future White Women of Azania series with The Elder of Azania. Gavin Krastin explores what it means to be human in his “performance cabaret”, On Seeing Red and Other Fantasies. Athi-Patra Ruga’s The Elder of Azania is perhaps a mock-ritual from an Arcadian scene from Azania via the Claude Debussy/Ballet Russes L’Apres Midi d’un Faun [1912]. The Elder of Azania is a fur clad entity who first made his debut in the artist’s FWWOA Saga tapestries [2012-13]. “My intention in creating The Elder was to establish some kind of spiritual [by way of mythologizing a previous leader] ‘ floating signifier ‘ for this new nation. The goat has always been a spirit-animal in my visual culture: it the key that unlocks the various stages in ones covenant with the ancestors and spiritual world e.g. after blood is spilt in death the act of bloodletting moves from that of the maternal birth to that of the goat for introduction to ancestors, circumcision, illness, death and to unlock the passage to the ancestral world... The Elder then takes on the shape shifting character by means of mean inserting it in the classical mythology of the Pan ... and that of art history,” says Ruga. Gavin Krastin’s On Seeing Red and Other Fantasies probes an oscillation between artifice and authenticity, themes of anger, tipping points and the ridiculousness of blind rage. Two bodies held within a dystopian landscape, attempt to construct a refuge of make-believe and illogic (a stage of sorts) in rejection and anger towards current gloomy contexts. Booking is essential for viewing these performance artworks. See for details.

will see the performer trapped in a transparent box into which festival goers will be invited to post suggestions and comments about the Festival. The Suggestion Box will appear in a new position every day for the duration of the Festival. Francois Knoetser’s Cape Mongo, will challenge viewers to rethink recyclable materials. Six Mongo characters are made from Cape Town’s discarded waste – mythical ‘trash creatures’ born from the growing dumps of consumer culture. In six short films, the creatures revisit the spaces of their imagined pasts – the locations associated with their material existence and the constitution of their social relations. From postmodern shopping malls to the bustling streets of the Bo Kaap to leafy suburbia and desolate shipping-container yards, these characters’ journeys conjure up imagery that touches on some of the historical trajectories that have lead up to the endemic inequality and social alienation which characterizes present day Cape Town. Daily screenings of Cape Mongo will be held every day on the hour, from 10:00 to 17:00, at the Commemoration Church Hall.


Top: Francois Knoetser, “Cape Mongo (Paper)”.

The Festival will present three public art productions along with its annual street parade. These productions will including Richard Antrobus’s Suggestion Box, which

Photo by Anton Scholtz

MUCH, MUCH MORE As per usual, the Festival will be a celebratory mash-up all things artistic; including music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and family entertainment. All events are covered in detail in the Festival programme – currently available from selected branches of Standard Bank and Exclusive Books. You can also find more information via www.




Bottom: Gavin Krastin, “On Seeing Red and Other Fantasies”. Photo by Sarah Schafer



As the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art, Kemang Wa Lehulere will have a solo exhibition at the Monument Gallery, Grahamstown. The exhibition will then go on to tour the country. This forms part of the National Arts Festival, in partnership with STEVENSON Gallery and Standard Bank. History will Break your Heart is an exhibition that takes its cue from the work of Gladys Mgudlandlu, Ernest Mancoba and RRR Dlomo. Looking at these deceased South African born artists and writers Wa Lehulere creates a fractured narrative in an attempt to recall past moments, artworks and literature as a way of rethinking the present. Employing strategies of re-enactment the exhibition consists of Mgudlandu’s and Mancoba’s work in relation to Wa Lehulere’s. Wa Lehulere’s work finds its form in several media, including installation, text, video, drawing

and performance. His work engages with the spaces between personal narrative and collective history, between processes of amnesia and archive, all the while transitioning between a dream state and an insomnious reality. “As Wa Lehulere’s work develops through each exhibition it becomes clear that the resistance to fixity is intentional, it is the bait through which the artist lures the viewer further into his web of questions. What makes the work particularly interesting is that while complex and veering on abstract, it is not devoid of direct meaning. There are specific answers that the artist is chasing after and he is as much a participant in the searching for answers as the viewer.” – Tim Leibbrandt* Wa Lehulere (b.1984) lives and works in Cape Town, and has a BA Fine Arts degree from the University of the Witwatersrand (2011). Solo exhibitions have taken place at Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg (2014; 2012); Lombard-Freid Projects, New York (2013); the Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg (2011) and the Association of Visual Arts in Cape Town (2009). Notable group exhibitions include the 8th Berlin Biennale (2014); Public Intimacy: Art and Social Life in South Africa at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2014); The Ungovernables, the second triennial exhibition of the New Museum in New York (2012); A Terrible Beauty is Born, the 11th Biennale de Lyon at the Museum

of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France (2011) and When Your Lips Are My Ears, Our Bodies Become Radios at the Kunsthalle Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland (2010). Wa Lehulere won the inaugural Spier Contemporary Award in 2007, the MTN New Contemporaries Award in 2010, the Tollman Award for the Visual Arts in 2012 and the International Tiberius Art Award Dresden in 2014; he was awarded the 15th Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel in 2013. *Tim Leibbrandt. Investigating Kemang Wa Lehulere (07/03/2015), Art Throb:

Header: Kemang Wa Lehulere, “The grave step”, 2014. Installation view 8th Berlin Biennale, 2014. Photo: Mario Todeschini. Image courtesy STEVENSON, Cape Town/ Johannesburg

Left: Kemang Wa Lehulere Photo: Adam MCconnachie. Image courtesy the National Arts Festival

Bottom left: Kemang Wa Lehulere, “Reddening of the greens or dog sleep manifesto”, 2015, Suitcases, earth, grass, blackboards, salvaged school desks (wood), ceramic dogs. Dimensions variable. Photo: Mario Todeschini. Image courtesy STEVENSON, Cape Town/ Johannesburg

Bottom right: Kemang Wa Lehulere, “Dear Chieko Shiomi”, 2015, Blackboard, salvaged school desks (wood and steel), ceramic dogs. 70 x 230 x 103cm Photo: Mario Todeschini. Image courtesy STEVENSON, Cape Town/ Johannesburg



On the National Arts Festival Fringe

The National Arts Festival Fringe programme includes a jaw-dropping 400 productions. Of these, there are 56 comedy shows, 41 pieces of physical theatre, 11 poetry and story readings, 7 acts of illusions and 34 dance recitals. There are 57 visual art exhibitions on the programme. We chose to focus on a selection of our favourites. Guy Thesen’s Last Writes will be on exhibit at Carinus Annex, Donkin in Grahamstown. Paranormal is a word used to describe events and phenomena that cannot currently be explained by rational or scientific means or by the laws of nature as understood by Western science. This work is a personal account, beginning after an eye injury, of my research into interpretations of this subtle unseen world.

A Colony of Artists is an exhibition compiled of five well-known South African artists. Bruce Little sculpts to capture the spirit of African wildlife. His technique captures the essential movement and attitudes of subjects. Belinda Smith has a sensitive eye for colour, form and aesthetic appreciation. This is evident in her approach and brushwork. Shirley Pittaway displays vibrant colour and texture choices and confident brushstrokes. Mary Fowlds presents a versatile mixture of paintings and drawings in oil and mixed media. Solly Smook’s painterly portraiture captures the human spirit (represented by The Gallery Riebeek Kasteel). A Colony of Artists will be on exhibit at The Highlander, 10 Worcester Street, Grahamstown.

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Marlene von Durkheim Thursday 18 June 19h00 34 Ryneveld Street Stellenbosch Exhibition open until 04 July

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E-mail Tel 021 887 8343 / 076 279 2175 Top left: Anthony Harris “Evolving Earth” at AH Gallery, PE Top right: Ceramics by Donve Branch at AH Gallery, PE Bottom left: Solly Smook’s portraiture at The Highlander, Grahamstown Bottom right: Heidi Fourie, “Anatomy of a Hill II” at artEC Gallery in PE & Albany Museum in Grahamstown


Ar’te-fakts Are Fictions is an exhibition of Jennifer Ord’s paintings and drawings resulting from intense bouts of poetic thinking; of idiosyncratic free-play intended to keep the joints of our neural pathways flexible. As such, the artworks on exhibition are points or articulation in an endless game of cross-border relations and associations. The exhibition will be held at Eastern Star Gallery, 4 Anglo African Street, Grahamstown. It is presented by the GFI ART GALLERY with support from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. A little further afield, artEC’s group exhibition, Fetish: Traversing the Occupied Body, curated by Wayne Matthews, is currently running until 19 June at artEC Gallery in Port Elizabeth. It will then move to Grahamstown’s Albany Museum for the duration of the Festival. Some of the biggest international names in South African art are exhibiting on this show. Expect the unusual and controversial with works from Kendell Geers. Alongside radical printmaker and draughtsperson Diane Victor

are enfant terrible painters Vusi Beauchamp and Marc Pradervand who both dig into the underbelly of race hatred, corruption and inbred prejudice. The exhibition delves into the fears, anxieties and fantasies of oppressive desires and ideologies, seeking to unmask the motives, compulsions and transgressions that trouble us here at the exposed, extended tip of Africa. The star names are supported by a diverse cast of art-makers such as Peter Mammes, James Reed, Jennifer Ord and Daandrey Steyn. The show will extend to Cape Town and Johannesburg during the course of the year. A group exhibition of illustration promises to peak public interest at Underculture Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery in Port Elizabeth. Fine Print will include the work of Quintin Weyer, Wonder Meyer, Grant Bayman, Kirsten Beets, Sarah Pratt, Kathleen Sawyer, David Griessel and Lucy Stuart-Clark. The exhibition will overlap the Festival dates, running from 1 to 15 July. Anthony Harris and Donve Branch present DEEP TIME: Earth Dialogue will be held at AH

Gallery, 51b Cuyler Street in Port Elizabeth. Also overlapping the festival dates, it will run from 27 June until 18 July. Deep time is the concept of geologic time. The modern philosophical concept was developed in the 18th century by Scottish geologist James Hutton. Modern science has since established, after a long and complex history of developments, the age of the Earth at around 4.54 billion years. Branch uses the centuries old method of pit-firing to achieve evocative markings on her classically thrown pots. Harris, in his new series of work, conceptually explores land issues: the concept of geologic time, social geography, political, culture and cultural identity. As Harris says: “Maps codify mans existence…”

Top left: Jennifer Ord, “...& Turn Right at Techtopia” at artEC Gallery in PE & Albany Museum in Grahamstown Top right: Lucy Stuart-Clark, “The Ghosts Would Rise” at Underculture Contemporary, PE Bottom left: Sarah Pratt, “The Generous Trout” at Underculture Contemporary, PE Bottom right: Guy du Toit, “Kop aan kop” at artEC Gallery in PE & Albany Museum in Grahamstown



Les is More

Lesley Joy Perkes. Image courtesy City Press. Photo: Leon Sadiki Lesley Joy Perkes (17 June 1961 - 13 February 2015) dedicated her life to providing access for every South African to arcane, mysterious and delightful products of the imagination. She made a powerful and energetic contribution to growing our understanding of the role and status of art – particularly public art. Uncannily in tune with the establishment which she heckled, she worked tirelessly for dialogue and creative solutions to our most challenging problems. She consistently put art on the agenda. She created beauty by empowering artists and providing platforms for them to display their work to people who would not necessarily attend exhibitions. In this way she was a pioneer, a powerful voice for the voiceless, and a friend to the hopeless, ignored and silenced. Like many of the artists she knew and loved, Lesley did not have medical aid. When she passed away due to a severe form of pneumonia, after only two chemotherapy sessions to combat Hodgkins’ Lymphoma, she left a gaping hole in the hearts of Johannesburg – even

those who didn’t know her name. Although she worked so tirelessly for artists to be paid their due, she never received hers. As the sole breadwinner in her family, her pensioner mother and her 18-year old son need to settle the debts incurred by her untimely demise. At the time of her passing, Gallery MOMO was collaborating with artists, friends and concerned people to raise the funding to cover her hospital costs. As a testament to the love and respect that Lesley inspired, many artists donated works of art to Gallery MOMO for an auction of art – the proceeds of which will benefit her grieving family as well as keep her legacy alive. We call on all who knew her, or wished that they had, to support this campaign with all of their hearts, to dig deep in their pockets to keep alive the spirit of generosity that makes all art happen. With light and laughter,truth and commitment, energy and action – thus will our democracy progress. This is a call for you to get involved with the Les is More Campaign. If you are an ARTIST, donate your best artworks. Bring the artworks that matter. Let’s make this auction a powerful voice and a chance for the art community to rally together for this cause. DONATE generously. Donations can still be made to: J Perkes, Capitec Bank, Branch code: 470010, Account: 1409019576, CABLZAJJ for international payments This campaign cannot be pulled off without the generous offer of your time and energy. We need your help! If you would like to make a cash donation please use the banking details above and send the proof of payment to If you would like to donate an artwork, please contact 084 071 0728 / 011 327 3247

Left: Jürgen Schadeberg, “Visit to a farm, Muldersdrift”, 1952, Archival Giclee print, 42 x 60cm Right: Beezy Bailey, “City of Angels”, 1992, watercolour, pencil on paper, 54 x 63.5cm

Theresa-Anne Mackintosh, “If the light shines through”, 2010, mixed media on paper, 57 x 77cm


George Pemba Inkanyamba (1987) According to the oral tradition of both the Zulu and Xhosa tribes, the Inkanyamba is an enormous flesh-eating snake or eel. It is commonly blamed for vicious storms affecting the KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape regions during the summer rainy season. This is because the beast is said to travels by means of a tornado, when searching for a mate. The Inkanyamba is said to dwell in the deep pools beneath Howick Falls, KZN, and is possibly based on a scientifically-documented species of freshwater eel endemic to the area. Growing to an approximate six feet in length, the documented species definitely cannot control the weather or fly. Having been brought up within a Christian missionary context, George Pemba’s Xhosa roots were somewhat repressed as a child. As an adult, he was commissioned by the Bantu Welfare Trust to tour South Africa studying and visually documenting the customs of the country’s tribal cultures. During these explorations, he began to re-discover his own cultural heritage and would no doubt have been introduced to folk-lore carried verbally down the generations. In the 1950s, as the ideologies of Apartheid began to take root, Pemba grew frustrated by the daily struggles faced by his community, so he became increasingly involved in the African National Congress political party and also produced political cartoons for a local newspaper, Isizwe. Activism through his paintings followed. At the advice of friend and fellow artist, Gerard Sekoto, Pemba moved away from his usual portraiture to rather focus on township scenes. Mostly drafted from the artist’s memory or imagination and not adhering strictly to naturalistic depictions, emotion is the primary focus of these artworks. Pemba’s township scenes include: murders, funerals, political gatherings, protests, and police searches. According to Joost Bosland and Michael Stevenson in Take Your Road and Travel Along (2008), Pemba’s Inkanyamba captures the fear

George Pemba, “Inkanyamba”, 1987, Oil on board, 48.5 x 65cm. Image courtesy Stevenson Cape Town and Johannesburg.

and chaos induced by the Third Force during the 1980s and early 1990s. Represented as the Inkanyamba beast in Pemba’s painting, the Third Force was a secretive network believed to be behind a spate of violent attacks on townships in KZN and Gauteng. It plunged communities into paranoia and panic because although many of the attacks appeared to target specific individuals, others seemed random; meaning that anyone was potentially at risk. Today, Pemba is known primarily for his township scenes; despite the prolific and varied work he produced throughout his six-decade art career. Most of the township scenes are more representational of actual events than Inkanyamba is, in that they do not contain mythical elements. However, by incorporating folk-lore into an artwork representing current affairs, Pemba brings the representation down to the level of personal significance and emotional experience.

By incorporating a figure from African oral tradition, the artwork serves to help preserve the folk-lore. In this way, Inkanyamba is arguably of a greater historical value than one of Pemba’s more realistic, historical paintings. These elements combined with the perspective distortion in the image make this piece perhaps the most interesting of Pemba’s master works. – By Lyn Holm SOURCES CONSULTED: » About the Man. 2001. George Pemba Art Foundation website: » George Pemba (1912 - 2001). 2015. Johans Borman Fine Art website: pemba-george/. » Inkanyamba, by George Pemba. 2014. Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Mythologies of Alkebulan website: nubiamancy/photos/a.530172950392978.1073741829.457653 694311571/574226275987645/?type=1&fref=nf. » Michael Stevenson & Joost Bosland. 2008. Take Your Road and Travel Along. Cape Town: Michael Stevenson, Michael GrahamStewart & Johans Borman, 84. » Stephen Ellis. 1998. The Historical Significance of South Africa’s Third Force. Journal of Southern African Studies 24( 2). 261.


THAMI MNYELE CULTURE AND RESISTANCE Artists are hereby invited to enter the 2015 Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards The City of Ekurhuleni is proud to announce that it will once again be hosting & presenting the 28th annual national Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards. A contemporary fine art competition which caters for artists of all ages, producing various media of art works.




Mooifontein Road, Birchleigh North, Kempton Park, 18 – 20 August 2015 09:00 – 19:00

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Corner Hlakwana & Embusweni Rd, Daveyton 18 August 2015 09:00 - 16:00

BOKSBURG LIBRARY AUDITORIUM Trichadt Street, Boksburg Civic Centre 19 August 2015 09:00 – 16:00

A NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE OF R50 IS PAYABLE PER ART WORK ENTERED OPENING DATE AND PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY Date & Time: 26th September 2015 @ 18h00 Venue: Coen Scholtz Recreation Centre Exhibition to run from 27 September - 18 October 2015

THE TOTAL PRIZE MONEY AMOUNTS TO R100 000.00. THE FOLLOWING PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED: First Prize Ekurhuleni Prize Multi & New Media Merit Award Painting Merit Award Art on Paper Merit Award Sculpture Merit Award

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Robert Hodgins

27 June 1920 – 15 March 2010

Expressionistic painter and graphic artist, Robert Hodgins was born in London, the son of a single working mother and an unknown Canadian soldier who lingered too long in London after WW1. Living in relative poverty, he spent time in art museums “because they were free, warm and dry”. The art there became his great inspiration. In 1938, he immigrated to South Africa, and joined the Union Defence Force in 1940. During WW2, he served in Kenya and Egypt until 1944; after which he earned two diplomas in art from London’s Goldsmith’s College of Art. From 1954, he taught painting and drawing at the Pretoria Technical College, after which he worked as a journalist, art critic and assistant editor for Newsweek Magazine. He then taught Fine Art at Wits University. It was only at the age of 63, after he retired that he became a full-time artist. He began satirizing figures

Diego Velázquez 6 June 1599 – 6 August 1660 Born into minor Spanish aristocracy, Diego Velázquez completed 2 painting apprenticeships, starting age 12, after which he married his teacher’s daughter. In 1622, King Philip IV was so impressed by his work that he vowed no other would paint him. Velázquez eventually painted 40 portraits of the king and was made his gentleman usher. Velázquez also found favour with Pope Innocent X, who presented him with a medal. In 1658, Velázquez was made a knight of Santiago. He died from fever and was followed 8 days later by his grieving widow. » Diego Velázquez. 2015. website: http://www.biography. com/people/diego-vel%C3%A1zquez-38179.

» Diego Velázquez Biography. 2002. Diego Velázquez – The Complete Works website:

Gustave Courbet 10 June 1819 – 31 December 1877 Born in Ornans (Doubs) to a prosperous farming family, Courbet is best known for coining the term ‘Realism’. He believed in the pursuit of truth to erase social imbalances. The Paris Salon jury rejected early works around this theme, though critics, Neoromantics and Realists loved them. In the 1860s, Courbet painted erotic works, increasing his notoriety. He refused the cross of the Legion of Honour offered him by Napoleon III; and was placed in charge of Paris’s art museums, saving them from looting mobs. He issued the destruction of the Vendome Column, for which he spent 6 months in prison and was given a fine of 10 000 francs payable annually for the next 33 years. Courbet died of liver disease, just one day before the first instalment was due. » Gustave Courbet Biography. 2002. Gustave Courbet – The Complete Works website:

Julia Cameron 11 June 1815 – 26 January 1879 Julia Margaret Cameron was born in Calcutta, India, the daughter of an officer in the East India Company. She was highly intelligent, eccentric and the plain sister in a family of beauties. She married jurist Charles Hay Cameron in 1838; then received her first camera at age 48, converting a chicken coop and coal bin into darkroom and studio. Often criticized for poor photographic technique, yet Cameron received numerous awards and is now considered one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 19th century. Among her many famous sitters were Alfred Lord Tennyson, Sir John Herschel, Charles Darwin, and Julia Jackson. Her dying word was “Beautiful!” » Julia Margaret Cameron. 2013. Encyclopaedia Britannica website: http://

» Magda Keaney. Julia Margaret Cameron Biography. 2003. Victoria and Albert Museum website: julia-margaret-cameron-biography/.

of power, causing a great stir, prompting Standard Bank National Arts Festival to host a major retrospective exhibition for him in 1986. Well known for his humour, he described himself as “an optimistic old sod”. Hodgins took part in many important solo and group exhibitions in South Africa and Internationally for over 6 decades. His work sustained him through all of life’s hardships; once described painting as an “auto-intoxication that allows one to live through marriages, divorces, deaths and unhappy love affairs”. He passed away at the age of 89. » Lisa van Wyk. ‘Optimistic old sod’ Robert Hodgins dead at 89 (16/03/2010). Mail and Guardian website:

» Robert Hodgins. 2009. South African History Online website: http://

Alex Hamilton 15 June 1969 – Alex Hamilton was born in the Great Karoo, and moved to Cape Town to study Textile Design in 1988. From 1997 until 2002, he owned Bang the Gallery, specialising in young emerging artists and Pop art. Since 2011, he has hosted solo and informal group exhibitions with emerging artists in his large Woodstock studio. In 2012, he opened The Alex Hamilton Gallery – Prince Albert. Selfadmittedly obsessed with popular iconography, he has created well-over 2000 hand-cut stencils of popular cultural/historical figures, which he has exhibited at numerous solo exhibitions in South Africa and Europe. » Alex Hamilton Info and Press. 2013. Alex Hamilton website: http://www.

Maurits Cornelis Escher 17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972 M.C. Escher was born in the Netherlands, son of a civil engineer. After failing his high school exams, he enrolled in the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem. One week later, he changed from architectural studies to graphic art. He met Jetta Umiker and married her in Rome, 1924. The couple settled back in Holland to escape WWII. During his life, Escher made 448 prints and over 2000 drawings. He illustrated books, designed tapestries, postage stamps and murals. He also enjoyed carving beech wood spheres. His major claim to fame is his graphic work based on the principles of tessellation, metamorphosis and tricks of perspective. » Biography. 2015. M.C. Escher website: biography/.

» Tour: M.C. Escher — Life and Work Overview. 2015. National Gallery of Art website:

James Webb 20 June 1975 – James Webb was born in Kimberley, and lives in Cape Town. He is best known for his interventions and installations using sound. Major international exhibitions include the 55th Biennale di Venezia, 3rd Marrakech Biennale, the 2009 Melbourne International Arts Festival and the 9th Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon. His work is represented in the collections of the Iziko South African National Gallery, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. He won the Absa L’Atelier Award in 2008. » >> James Webb CV/Bio. 2015. Blank Projects website: http://www.

André Clements 13 June 1973 – André Clements is a South African artist. André makes use of computer technology and digital photography but also uses traditional media to create painterly abstractions. He holds a BA degree in Information Design (1995) from the University of Pretoria. He also studied in fields as diverse as industrial psychology and computer science. Since 2004, André has been increasingly focused on his art. He selected to demonstrate the artistic capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy Note and has been employed as developer, designer and learning facilitation in tertiary education, marketing and online gaming.

Brent Meistre 26 June 1975 – Brent Meistre lives in Grahamstown and is a lecturer at Rhodes University. He is a photographer, film maker and video art curator. His work deals with associations and mnemic layers that relate to South African culture. It has recently been included in the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, and Infecting the City, Cape Town. Internationally, his work has been featured in photo and film festivals in Mali, Holland, Canada, China and Australia. He has been an Absa L’Atelier Merit Award winner, received the first Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum’s Biennale Award and was finalist in the Daimler Chrysler Award for Contemporary Photography.

» André Clements. 2012. Synoptic Resumé. André S Clements website:

» Brent Meistre - The Stranger Who Licked Salt Back into our eyes . 2015.

Joyce Yahouda Gallery web document: http://www.joyceyahoudagallery. com/files/prod/expo_communiques/Brent-Meistre-Communique-EN.pdf.

» André S Clements. Resolution Gallery website: 132&Itemid=212.

» Staff Members. 2015. Rhodes University website: fineart/staff/.



Paul Gauguin

7 June 1848 - 8 May 1903

Gauguin was born in Paris and spent his childhood in Peru. As a young adult, he joining the French Navy and then became a stockbroker. Gauguin painted in his spare time but did not undergo any formal art training. Never-the-less, one of his works was accepted for the Paris Salon of 1876; after which Gauguin began to exhibit with the Impressionists. Fond of alcohol and carousing, Gauguin referred to himself as a savage and he claimed to have Inca blood. He quit his job in 1883, abandoning his wife and five children in order to further his artistic pursuits. In 1888, Gauguin moved in with Vincent van Gogh. This ended when van Gogh threatened Gauguin with a razor. In 1891, Gauguin moved to Tahiti in order to break free from Western influence.

He quickly became sexually involved with a 13-year-old Tahitian girl, who served as his model. In 1893, Gauguin returned to France to show his new paintings, but a luke-warm response from critics soon saw him returning to French Polynesia. After several heart attacks and a long struggle with syphilis, Gauguin spent his final months in the Marquesas Islands where he died in solitude and poverty. Soon after, Gauguin’s art became incredibly popular, paving the way for Primitivism and greatly influencing Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

» Paul Gauguin. 2015. website: http://

THE ART TIMES WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE ALL MEMBERS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S VISUAL ART COMMUNITY BORN IN JUNE, INCLUDING: 1 Ezrom Legae, Cecil Skotnes | 2 Peter Clarke | 5 David Koloane, David Zetler, Nathaniel Stern, Louis Nel | 9 Marlise Keith | 10 Cathy McShannon | 12 Maria Fidel Regueros |13 Virginia MacKenny | 14 Stuart Trent | 15 Andrew Verster | 19 Sara-Aimee Verity, Carol Hodes | 22 Zhané Warren, Elizé Le Roux-Diedericks, Michaela Irving, Philip Britz | 23 Jeanine Bresler, Rat Western | 25 Anny Maddock | 26 Bongi Bengu, Brent Meistre | 27 Jillian Ross | 28 Cecil Higgs | 30 Sita Suzanne FAMOUS, INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS BORN IN JUNE: 3 Raoul Dufy | 7 Damien Hirst | 11 John Constable | 13 Christo | 20 Kurt Schwitters | 28 Peter Paul Rubens


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Innibos Arts Festival Showcases Wide Variety of Art The Innibos National arts Festival takes place from 1 to 4 July, in Mbombela. The visual arts have always been an important inclusion in the programme which also includes theatre, literature, classical and contemporary music. The festival’s exhibitions will be officially opened on Tuesday 30 June at the Nelspruit Civic Centre, where most of the festival exhibitions will be hosted. The 2015 festival artist is the well-known conceptual artist Willem Boshoff. Willem’s artworks primarily engage with language and usually include text. Large granite stones from the Belfast area in Mpumalanga often feature in his sculptural output. His selected stone work for the Innibos Festival is PREHISTORIC DICE II, a black granite base upon which three dice forms appear to have been distorted by countless centuries of time. The Latin inscriptions on the work tell of aspects of our fate on earth. In contradistinction to this work he exhibits BOOK OF SAND, a work of sand words sifted onto the floor. This writing in sand deals with the thoughts that mill about in our heads when we are lost in a desert or other inaccessible places. The artist will also exhibit other text works that deal with our dilemmas in a twenty first century that seems to have lost its way. His installation artwork, Garden of Words 3 will be exhibited at the Lowveld Botanical Gardens. This will be the last opportunity for art lovers to see this magnificent installation, as it will be sold (as a whole or in sections) after the exhibition, with proceeds donated to a nature conservation programme.

Some other exhibitions on show at Innibos this year: Reuben Mpangane: Surfaces and Beyond is an exploratory journey to insights punctuating our life views, our perceptions about objects and dreams (active/passive). It is behind the surface that we hide from enchantments and misconceptions. Beneath surfaces lies the truth of our outer-selves. Surfaces record and reflect the passage of life. Surfaces interact with our beliefs, morals and values. At least they are honest reflection of our religion, policies, culture, economics and psyche. This artist’s works is a must see at the festival. Griet van der Meulen: The artists concern is the contemporary notion that everything is possible with contemporary scientific manipulation – cloning, stem cell implantation, bio-engineering, creating new and longer lives via scientific interference. The artist does not make any value judgements pertaining to man’s interference with nature however aims to make the viewer ask questions about the morality, implications and outcomes of such interference, as well as to ponder about man’s enduring fascination with the fantastical. Tanisha Bhana: This new visual voice certainly has a strong visual message to convey. Milk for Dust is an expression of the true value that we place on things, describes the reality that every day. We sell our

skills, goods, services, dreams, personality in return for various items. Our relationship to friends, animals, people, and the environment is often dependant on the nature of the trade. Often the trade defines our relationships and we, who are involved in the trade, become detached from the person/s behind the transaction, adjusting our behaviour towards the achievement of one’s goals through the transaction. The human body, similar to the human mind, is a valid commodity of trade. Using the face of the ultimate trade, prostitution, as a metaphor for the faces we wear in our daily life’s trade, Tanisha takes the viewer to the aftermath of places of recycled consumption by using the human body as an item for sale. Wendy Malan: Wendy Malan’s paintings are lyrical, atmospheric, and quietly romantic. Her images are mysterious and at times disquieting, but remain accessible and easy to engage with. Zondi Skosana: Skosana’s typical village scenes have a strong surrealistic twist and addresses social issues such as women and child abuse. His works are detailed and rich in colour, and influences of Dali and Kelvin Roberts can be seen. Leigh Voigt: As a preview to the forthcoming October exhibition of Leigh Voigt’s oil paintings of Boscia Albetrunca (Sheperd’s Tree), the Everard Read Gallery has kindly agreed that a few of the paintings be shown at the Innibos Arts Festival under the curatorship of John Anthony Boerma. Karin Daymond’s exhibition, Looking East, will be on show at The White River Gallery during Innibos. The Innibos Art Safari is an exciting six-day Johannesburgto-Maputo Art Tour for art lovers to enjoy from 30 June to 5 July. “With tour guide Kobus Burger - well-known art lover, journalist and current Executive Producer: Drama at RSG – on board the luxury air-conditioned bus that leaves from Johannesburg and travels via Kaapsehoop to Nelspruit, White River a nd Maputo, this is an experience that art lovers will never forget,” says Sandra Jacobs, the Media and Marketing Manager of Innibos. “We wanted art lovers to be able to truly experience various forms of art and art deco, not only in South Africa, but also in Maputo, and to still be able to enjoy everything that the Innibos Arts Festival has on offer as well,” she adds. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE INNIBOS ARTS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME, VISIT or contact Sandra on 013 741 5294. Top to Bottom: Willem Boshoff, “BOOK OF SAND” Willem Boshoff, “Garden of Words 3” Two digital photographs Tanisha Bhana Painting by Zondi Skosana


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Kusezimpondo Zankomo (isi-Xhosa: it is the time of the horns of the cattle) Interview with Photographer, Christopher Rimmer:

After a very successful reception in New York, Christopher Rimmer will present his new photo series, Amapondo, at Jan Royce Gallery in Cape Town, this month (4 – 27 June). The distinctly South African nature-study will then move on Munich, San Diego, Miami and lastly Melbourne. Born in England, the artist grew up in South Africa and now lives in Melbourne with his family. The Art Times asked him about his photography and about being a (mostly) South African artist, living abroad. AT: Your latest series of photographs takes Nguni cows as its subject matter. Set in a style that is reminiscent of portraiture, these animals are arguably elevated to a place of reverence in your work. Why portray them so? What was your motivation behind this series? CR: I wanted my viewer to reconsider this everyday beast when contemplating my work. The Bovine is after all, an animal we eat, wear and whose bones are boiled down to make glue, yet they are majestic in their own particular way and deserve to be appreciated as such. The fact that these animals visited the beach, thus affording such an unexpected backdrop, made my task that much easier. The upward camera angle and selection of particular animals for their size and shape also contributes to the impression

of an ordinary animal made extraordinary. I am challenged by a reality that appears unreal, or even surreal. That was true of my previous work, Sign of Life as it is of Amapondo. AT: Sending the exhibition on an international tour, do you hope to communicate something specific to audiences outside of South Africa? CR: South Africa is such a complex, contradictory and quirky place, the only thing I truly understand about South Africa is that I don’t understand it however, I realize that, that in itself, is a kind of understanding. What better way to express this unique dichotomy and confusion than by presenting beautiful domestic animals that just happen to enjoy visiting the beach in this absurdly beautiful country? AT: How does living outside of Africa influence your work about Africa? CR: I suspect the yearning makes for certain intensity in my work that may not be possible if I still lived here. I left Africa, but Africa never left me and South Africa in particular has a spiritual place in my inner life. My photography is simply a visual manifestation of what I feel inside. Whilst my childhood in South Africa was dark, tragic and chaotic, the simple compositional values flooded with the hazy blue light of South Africa and the Zen like calm revealed in my work represents a polar opposite to my experiences growing up in Apartheid era South Africa. AT: There is sometimes a perception that photography is easy. While taking a photo can be quite easy, taking excellent photos is another matter entirely. What challenges did you face putting this series together? CR: I don’t think the advent of digital photography has done much to improve standards of taste, quite the opposite in fact. Taking a photograph that communicates something intended yet visceral is certainly not easy. Even considering the technical issues relating to photographing Amapondo due to the enormous dynamic range present in each image and the stubborn nature of the subjects, this is not something that could be achieved by simply pointing and shooting with a digital camera. AT: Do you have any advice for young photographers hoping to make a name for themselves? CR: That’s a difficult question for me to answer. I had the good fortune to meet some key people as soon as I graduated who were in a position to, not only believe in what

I was doing, but were also connected in the international art world. There is a lot of luck involved but most aspiring photographers I meet seem pre-occupied with camera equipment. Whilst the mechanical process of photography has limited variables, I believe it more important to focus on developing aesthetic judgment and learning to recognize something that is graphically impressive and then finally, consider how you are going to capture what you see photographically. I think keeping your work cohesive and connected by a common thematic thread beats banging away thousands of frames per second; which is another trait encouraged by the advent of digital photography.

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Oliewenhuis Art Museum Terror, A group exhibition curated by Dr. Elfriede Dreyer, 28/05/2015 until 05/07/2015 SOJOURN: Landscapes from Southern Africa 2007-2012 and ACROSS MY FATHER’S FAULT Two solo exhibitions by Brent Meistre 14/07/2015 until 23/08/2015, Waverley T. 051 0110525 ext

East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery, East London Fine Art Society Anything but Painting Exhibition, The East London Fine Art Society invites artists to submit their artwork on the theme Anything but Painting which can be woodwork, beadwork, leatherwork, sculpture, needlework, or simply anything where painting is not the dominant media. Please submit your work on or before Monday 25th May 2015, 28/05/2015 until 13/06/2015 UNISA: A master’s degree student solo exhibition Sonwabiso Ngcai 25/06/2015 until 09/07/2015 Southernwood T. 043 7224044 annbryant@intekom.

Gallery on Leviseur Binne Buiteland, Adriaan Diedericks, 22/05/2015 until 06/06/2015 The Stargazer, Erick Strydom and David Griessel 12/06/2015 until 27/07/2015 Westdene C. 0828352335 www.

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GoetheOnMain Gallery PHOTOGRAPHY Xpression! A Picture of a Thousand Words Opening: Thursday 18 June, 18.30 GoetheonMain, 245, Main St Maboneng Precinct Xpression! A Picture of a Thousand Words is a photographic exhibition on Hip Hop culture in South Africa. It will bring together rappers, musicians, poets, DJs and graffiti artists in a collaborative effort to rekindle the flame of the underground Hip Hop movement.

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Grahamstown The White Cube Gallery Fetish: Traversing the Occupied Body, Kendell Geers, Oliver Mayhew, Guy du Toit, Diane Victor, Heidi Fourie, Tanisha Bhana, Allan Laing, Bevan De Wet, Mark Rautenbach, Johan Thom, Marc Pradervand, Daandrey Steyn, Peter Mammes, Stephen Rosin, Jennifer Ord, James Reed, Setlamorogo Mashilo, Neil Nieuwoudt, Maaike Bakker, Stephan Erasmus, Susan Opperman & Vusi Beauchamp, 02/07/2015 until 12/07/2015, The Albany Museum, Sommerset Street, Grahamstown, T. 041 585 3641,,

Port Elizabeth ArtEC - EPSAC Community Art Centre Fetish: Traversing the Occupied Body, Kendell Geers, Guy du Toit, Johan Thom, Diane Victor, James Reed, Jennifer Ord, Stephan Erasmus, Neil Neuwoudt, Allan Laing, Bevan De Wet, Mark Rautenbach, Oliver Mayhew, Marc Pradervand, Daandrey Steyn, Peter Mammes, Stephen Rosin, Setlamorogo Mashilo, Heidi Fourie, Tanisha Bhana, Maaike Bakker & Tim Hopwood, 25/05/2015 until 12/06/2015, T. 041 5853641, gallery@artecpe., ART Gallery DEEP TIME: Earth Dialogue, An exhibition of current paintings of Anthony Harris and Ceramics by Donve Branch, 27/06/2015 until 18/07/2015, Central, Port Elizabeth, C. 0723795933, anthony@, Galerie NOKO We house artist residency space, an exhibition space and a contemporary art Gallery that focuses on contemporary, modern and abstract arts, 109-111 Russell Road, Richmond Hill, T. 041 5822090, /, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum From the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, Song and Dance, 28/02/2015 until 19/07/2015, Celebrating the Baakens Valley On show are works by 19th-century artist and explorer, Thomas Baines, as well as contemporary works by Robert Brooks, Betsy Fordyce, Trevor Melville, Alexander and Marianne Podlashuc, Tim Hopwood and Fred Page. 18/05/2015 until 31/07/2015, Park Drive Central T. 041 5062000 artmuseum@mandelametro. Underculture Contemporary Perish, Tim Hopwood, 27/05/2015 until 26/06/2015, 98A Park Drive, Central, T. 041 3730074, admin@underculturecontemporary.,

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GoetheOnMain Gallery MULTIMEDIA DANCE PERFORMANCE Black Dog Opening: Thursday 23 July 2015, 18H30 Goethe on Main, 245 Main Street, Maboneng Precinct Black Dog is a solo dance performance, choreographed and performed by Thulani Chauke. In this work, the audience witnesses the performer attempting to engage with a corrupted world through heightened alpha-male behavior. Goodman Gallery Group show: Post African Futures, Curated by Tegan Bristow, 21/05/2015 until 20/06/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 7881113, heather@, Graham’s Fine Art Gallery David Epstein - Facets, A comprehensive solo exhibition by contemporary photographic artist, David Epstein. This collection of work weaves an intricate path from haunting portraits to pure unashamed digitally manipulated imagery., 23/04/2015 until 27/06/2015, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869,, www.

Springs Art Gallery We are the only Civic Gallery in the whole of Ekurhuleni. To support Departmental programme and the local Visual Arts and Crafts industry, we have an ongoing commitment to developing more creative partnerships between the arts and business communities in Ekurhuleni, enhancing the business skills of the arts sector and the creative engagement of the business secto., Springs, T. 011 999 8726/7,, www.artmap. Standard Bank Gallery Unrest, Hasan and Husain Essop, 22/04/2015 until 20/06/2015, T. 011 6311889,, www.standardbankarts. Stevenson Workplace, Simon Gush, 07/05/2015 until 12/06/2015, Braamfontein, T 011 403 1055/1908,, UJ Art Gallery Monday to Friday 09:00-18:00 & Saturdays 9:00-1:00, APK Campus, Auckland Park. T. 011 5592099,, EN/ArtsandCulture/Visual%20Art/Exhibitions/Pages/ home.aspx The White House Gallery International art, Jim Dine, Frank Stella, Lynn Chadwick, Victor Pasmore, Sam Francis, Mr. Brainwash, Joan Miro, Marino Marini, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso & David Hockney, Illovo, T. 011 2682115,, www.


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CIRCA on Jellicoe Revelation: Stories and Secrets Disclosed, Tamlin Blake, 14/05/2015 until 04/07/2015 Family Affair Volume II, Réney Warrington 11/06/2015 until 04/07/2015, 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank T. 011 7884805, Crouse Art Gallery Paintings and sculptures by well Known South African Artists, Llwellyn Davies, Gerrit Roon, Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, David Novella, Makiwa, Maria, Christiaan Nice and many more, Florida, T. 011 672 3821,, Diedericks/Faber Fine Art I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor, Vanessa Berlein, 21/05/2015 until 21/06/2015, Melville, T. 011 7263638,, www. Everard Read Dreams of Immortality, Deborah Bell, 07/05/2015 until 27/06/2015, 6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805,, Ferreira Art Gallery Old Masters, We have a permanent display of Old South African Master paintings. We offer a while-u-wait framing service. Open Monday to Saturday, closed on Sundays, Bryanston, T. 011 7063738, ferreiragallery@mweb., Fith Avenue Fine Art Next auction 21st June 2015, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040,, Gallery 2 Running on Empty, Audrey Anderson and Ross Passmoor, 06/06/2015 until 27/06/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 4470155,, www.

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS Centurion Art Gallery The Centurion Art Gallery is a commercial satellite of the Pretoria Art Museum, Moreletapark, T. 012 3583477,, Pretoria Art Museum TWENTY Art in the time of Democracy, Group Exhibition, 09/05/2015 until 21/06/2015, Pretoria, T. 012 3586752, mmutlekg@ The Leonardo Gallery Inhouse artist Suzette Rocher exhibits her sculptures in Bronze, 17/05/2015 until 29/07/2015, Arcadia, Pretoria, T. 012 9970520,, www.theleonardogallery. com St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery ROOFTOP VII - The Inner Child, Preliminary list: Gordon Froud, Guy du Toit, Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, Michelle Le Grange, Nelson Thaba, Rossouw van der Walt, Andriaan Diedericks, Yannis John Generalis, Caitiling Greenberg, Ronit Judelman, Kira Kemper, Marke Meyer, Setlamorago Mashilo, Johann Moolman, Andre Prinsloo, Andre Otto & Sara Richards, 26/07/2015 until 30/11/2015, Pretoria, Brooklyn Circle., T. 012 4600284, stlorientfashion@, UNISA Art Gallery Towards Intersections, In partnership with !KAURU: Kay Hassan, Berry Bickle, Ato Malinda, Blessing Ngobeni, Aida Muluneh, Anthea Moys, Ed Young, Steve Bandoma, Dana Whabira, Andrew Tshabangu, Nelisiwe Xaba, Mohau Modisekang, Florine Demosthene, Mary Evans, Cyrus Kabiru, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Pierrot Men, Raél Jero Salley…, 21/05/2015 until 20/06/2015, Muckleneuk, T. 012 4415683,,

KZ Natal Ballito Imbizo Gallery Into Thin Air - an exhibition of sculpture and paintings infused with the breath of life and the whimsical meanderings of the sensitive mind, Marke Meyer, Nicolaas Roos, Steve van der Schyff, Everett Duarte and Frances Duarte Mpenja, 11/06/2015 until 31/07/2015, Ballito, T. 032 9461937, info@,


Ramsgate Artists’ Gallery KZN Artists’ Gallery KZN is a quirky yet contemporary art gallery situated in the heart of Ramsgate. Here you can actually meet the top S.A. artists who make up this collective. Marke Meyer, Anton Benzon, Diane Erasmus, Rob Wareing, Coral Spencer, Gela Tolken, Robert Badenhorst collection, Michael Canadas & Jocelyn Boyley, open daily, Ramsgate, KZN, C. 0828184552,, www.

Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery Contrasts: Containers, An exciting display of ceramic containers from different countries is currently on view in the Ceramics Room, until 05/07/2015, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801,,

Artvark Gallery re-m-Ember 6900 Hectares, 40 artists participate in a part charity show in memory of the Cape Town fires, 29/05/2015 until 07/07/2015, Kalk Bay, T. 021 788 5584,, www. Barnard Gallery Then & Now: Conversations in Time, Robert Slingsby, Sarah Biggs, Katherine Spindle,r Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Lien Botha, Alastair Whitton, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Alexia Vogel, Ryan Hewett & Virginia MacKenny, 12/05/2015 until 15/06/2015, Newlands, T. 021 6711553,, Bronze Age Bronze Foundry, Woodstock, T. 021 447 3914,, Donald Greig Gallery & Bronze Foundry Private Gallery permanently exhibiting artworks of Donald Greig – internationally renowned sculptor of wildlife bronzes. The casting technique and bronze pour can be viewed in the foundry. Open Mon-Fri 09.30 – 17.30, Sat 09.30 – 13.00 14 West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 021 418 0003,

Umhlanga Rocks Makiwa Gallery Fine Art Gallery. Fine South African Art, original paintings & sculpture. Shop 5B Lighthouse Mall, Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, T. 031 5611194,, www.

Mpumalanga Graskop Le Gallerie Restoration, Maria Koch, Gustavo Vink, Anica, Jana Branca, Wendy Malan, Michael Heyns, Cornelius Bosch, Christian Nice, Munro, Gerrit Pitout, Roema Photography, 01/01/2015 until 31/12/2015, T. 013 7671093,, www.

White River The Artists’ Press New Lithographs by Anton Kannemeyer, His most recent lithographs, signed at the end of 2014, add to his ongoing Alphabet of Democracy series, Currently on our website, Waterfield Farm near White River. T. 013 7513225,,

Carmel Art Pieter van der Westhuizen New edition of 8 landscape prints View at Level 0 Cape Quarter Square 27 Somerset Road Green Point Cape Town

Casa Labia Gallery The Life of Mortals - Soos Blomme van die Veld, Annelie Venter, until 28/06/2015, Muizenberg, T. 021 7886068,,

Durban Art Gallery Colouring-in, Clive van den Berg, Andries Botha, Helen Sebidi, Andrew Vester & Charles Sokhaya Nkosi, 09/06/2015 until 23/08/2015, T. 031 3112264,, www.

KZN Midlands

Eclectica Modern Gallery Showcasing an eclectic mix of well known contemporary South African artists, 01/06/2015 until 31/07/2015, 9A Cavendish Street, Claremont, T. 021 6717315,,

Nelspruit This & That Art Framing & Decor We are a Gallery and permanently have Art on Exhibition. Odette Powell, Charl Bruwer, Mariaana Zwaan, Meike Tejema, Anthony Housell, Dawie Fourie, Debbi Swart, Wietske Smit, Pamela Armitage, Nelspruit, T. 013 7571238,, nelspruit/lifestyle

34 Fine Art CRISP Winter Group Exhibition, Mr Brainwash, Sir Peter Blake, Goncalo Mabunda, Jade Doreen Waller, Norman Catherine, Asha Zero, Esther Mahlangu & Goncalo Mabunda, 01/05/2015 until 06/11/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 461 1863,,

Northern Cape Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery Collection of 16th and 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, British and French paintings, antique furniture and other objects d’art. Civic Centre, T. 053 8311724/5, whag@,

North West North-West University Gallery Conversations we do not have: Voices of Women, Curated by Coral Bijoux, 21/05/2015 until 17/07/2015, NWU Potchefstroon Campus, T. 018 2994341, North-West University Botanical Garden Gallery The Garden Gallery is closing for the Winter season. It will open again in August, NWU Potchefstroom Campus,

Western Cape Commissions & Small editions for purchase Portrait busts • Monumental statues • Birds • Animals • Figures 0837070126

Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of antiques, furniture, bespoke pieces of objet d’arts and fine art, including South African masters., Wynberg, T. 021 7627983,, www.

Everard Read Dreams of Immortality, Deborah Bell 14/05/2015 until 09/06/2015 Beaches, Beats & Bars, Nick Botting 06/06/2015 until 24/06/2015 WINTER exhibition, Group show, 25/06/2015 until 21/07/2015. V & A Waterfront T. 021 4184527 www.everard-read-capetown.


Sarah Richards - Bronze Sculpture

EBONY Cape Town Learning to Let Go, Grace Kotze, 04/06/2015 until 30/06/2015, Cape Town, CBD, T. 021 4249985,, www.

Erdmann Contemporary Speechless, Su Opperman, Jesse Breytenbach, Moray Rhoda, Daniel du Plessis, Gerhard Human, Luntu Vumazonke & Zapiro N.D. Mazin, 26/05/2015 until 11/07/2015 Co-Existence Part II, Manfred Zylla, Antonin Mareš & Garth Erasmus 21/07/2015 until 29/08/2015 Gardens T. 021 422 2762

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., The White River Gallery The Chicken Challenge 2. Chickens! Made in community projects from recycled egg boxes, painted/decorated by creative people and auctioned to raise funds for GRIP. www.facebook. com/thechickenchallenge, Various artists including Margy Malan, Karin Daymond, Rene Eloff & Charl Bruwer, 16/05/2015 until 17/06/2015, White River, C. 0836758833,, www.

artSPACE durban 15 June – 19 June d’Urban d’Art Exchange and aSd Artists Choice Award 2015 “Mother And Child Portraits” by Garth Lezard 22 – 26 June Flatfoot Dance Company 29 June – 18 July “Durban – Yesterday, Now and Tomorrow” - group show “Prick! Subversive Stitch”- swany 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Rd), Durban tel: +27 31 312 0793

Eatwell Art Gallery Working Studio, Lynne-Marie Eatwell, Eric Oswald Eatwell & Mags Eatwell, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767,,

Cape Town ArtB Gallery, Bellville The Arts Association of Bellville, through its vibrant art gallery, creates a platform for and showcases visual art and artists in the Western Cape to raise public awareness of art. Bellville, T. 021 9171197,,

Commune.1 Three solo exhibitions by Cape Town based artists Angela Briggs, Colijn Strydom and Stefan Blom, 28/05/2015 until 25/06/2015, Wale Street, Cape Town, T. 021 4475918,, www.commune1 .com Diedericks/Faber Fine Art BANG BANG BOOM!, Norman O’Flynn, 30/05/2015 - 19/06/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 552 8871,, Deziree Finearts A collection of Contemporary Colonial and African Oil Paintings, Fish Hoek, T. 021 7851120,, www. Die Kunskamer Works by leading artists, Irma Stern, Hugo Naude, Cecil Skotnes, Cynthia Villet, Norman Catherine, Hardy Botha, Bill Davis, Gail Catlin, Simone Stone, David Brown & Pierneef. Sea Point, T. 021 4349529,, www.diekunskamer.

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Gallery F Specialists in Collectable Photography 78 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town | 021 423 4423 | 083 594 8959 Goodman Gallery Group show: Speaking Back, Curated by Natasha Becker, 23/05/2015 until 04/07/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4627567, cpt@, G2 Art We are a permanent gallery in the heart of the Cape Town CBD. Offering a diverse range of painting, mixed media and sculpture by South African artists., We are featuring wonderful and new work by Calvin Murphy, Nicole PLetts and Jimmy Law, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169,,


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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS Quincy’s Antiques Art and Collectables Art, Antiques, Curios & Gifts, Rondebosch, T. 021 6851986,

SMAC Art Gallery, CT Trek, Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Akintunde Akinleye, Jems Robert Koko Bi, Willem Boshoff, Filipe Branquinho, Mohamed Camara, Julie Djikey, Masimba Hwati, Nomusa Makhuba, Sipho Mpongo, Shoshana Weinberger, Michael Tsegaye & Sandile Zulu, 09/05/2015 until 04/07/2015, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4225100,, South African Jewish Museum David Rubinger. Eyewitness to History 60 Years of Israeli Photojournalism, David Rubinger, 18/05/2015 until 31/07/2015, Gardens, T. 021 4651546, gavin@,

Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery Dreaming of Africa, oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm Heather Auer Art Gallery Quayside Centre c/n Wharf & St Georges St Simon’s Town 7975 Western Cape Tel +27 (0)21 7861309 0827792695 0828289203 Hout Bay Gallery Situated in the beautiful seaside town of Hout Bay. Artworks include Paintings, Furniture & Sculptures by South African Artists, Art by Sarah Danes Jarrett, Koos De Wet, David Kuijers, Russell Travers, Sam Allerton, Schalk van der Merwe, Claude Chandler, Candice Dawn B and many more.Open every day, All welcome. Hout bay, T. 021 7903618,, www.

Kalk Bay Modern Gallery Kalk Bay Modern Gallery 136 Main Road, 1st Floor Olympia Building, Kalk Bay Open everyday from 9:30-5pm Tel: 021 788 6571, Fax 021 7886793, Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Fine Arts Foundry and Sculpture Studio, Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Chris Bladen & Gilbert banda, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7888736,,

Red! The Gallery Dealers in contemporary, classic art and bronzes. Steenberg Village Shopping Centre, Reddam Avenue, Tokai 021 7010886

Lesley Charnock Art Gallery Gallery and working studio of Lesley Charnock and Helen van Stolk. Open 7 days a week, Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Ave, Newlands, C. 0824241033, helenvstolk@gmail. com,

Cape Town SA Print Gallery The SA Print Gallery showcases new works by Sthenjwa Luthuli as well as new body of investment provenance prints. 109 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Tel 021 4626851 South African Society of Artists SASA was founded to cater specifically to the practicing artist. We hold four exhibitions annually. All work at all four exhibitions is available for sale., Cape Town Central, T. 021 6718941,, Red Room

In-Fin-Art - Picture Framers & Art Gallery Expert advice | Extensive range of moulding profiles | Custom made hand-finished frames | Conservation framing with museum glass | Original art by local contemporary artists 9 Wolfe St, Wynberg Tel: 021 761 2816 Iziko SA National Gallery Seedtime, Omar Badsha, 24/04/2015 - 02/08/2015, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4674660,,

Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery Dealers in Contemporary South African Fine Art (& the Old Masters) and picture framing. 114 Kendal Rd, Eversdal, Durbanville, 7550 T. 021 975 1744 Lutge Gallery We showcase South African antique furniture and architectural features as well as Allan Lutge’s table designs that are constructed in reclaimed indigenous woods, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4248448 or 021 788 8931,, www. Michaelis Galleries Michaelis Galleries allows visitors to the campus where they can view regular exhibitions by local and international artists. It also hosts an annual end-of-the-year exhibition of fourth-year student works, which has become a highlight of the South African arts calendar. T. 021 480 7170,,

Presenting a wide selection of works by Robert Hodgins - Oils, Prints, Drawings “Ploughboy in an English Field” Oil on Canvas, 61cmx47cm 62 Mount Rhodes Drive, Hout Bay 071 602 1908 - Rose Korber Art Contemporaries: A group show curated by Rose Korber Art at Provenance, 8 Vrede Street (Opposite SA National Gallery), Included are Norman Catherine, Christo Coetzee, William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas, Claudette Schreuders, Jane Alexander, Sam Nhlengethwa, Willie Bester, Stephen Inggs, Robert Slingsby, Deborah Bell, Lyndi Sales, Pamela Stretton, Wendy Anziska, JP Meyer, John Kramer, Andrew Verster, Louise Gelderblom, Laura Du Toit and Clementina van der Walt, 07/05/2015 until 05/06/2015, Sea Point, T. 021 4330957,, www. Ryno Swart Art Gallery Venice 2015, 12 days of painting in the city of dreams under the expert guidance of Ryno Swart, 19/10/2015 until 31/10/2015, Simon’s Town, T. 021 7863975,, www. Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and Clay Museum Frequent Flyers, Students of… Piet-My-Vrou Mosaic Studio, 02/06/2015 - 25/06/2015, Durbanville, T. 021 976 4691,, www.rust-en-vrede. com

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Stevenson Nine Artists, Iman Issa, Marvin Luvualu, Antonio Matthew, Alexander King, Zakara Raitt, Peterson Kamwathi, Ephrem Solomon, Paul Mpagi, Sepuya Thierry, Oussou Mame & Diarra-Niang, 04/06/2015 until 18/07/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500,, Sulger-Buel Lovell 53 Echoes of Zaire: Popular Painting from Lubumbashi, DRC, which will take place at the Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery, London, from May 27th., Woodstock, T. 021 4475918, info@lovellgallery., The AVA Gallery The AVA Gallery/Strauss & Co. Open Printmaking Studio, The AVA, thanks to Strauss & Co. and BASA, will turn into an open studio for 32 artists and 7 printmakers, 04/06/2015 until 25/07/2015 The Open Stoep Residency: The Open Stoep Residency is an experimental, arbitrary and weatherdependent project. We invite artists, curators, critics, scholars, students and patrons to activate the front entrance to the gallery in quirky, epigrammatic, and sometimes somber ways. The residency will be hosted twice a month, for a period of minutes up to a month, depending on the participant’s attention span. Open 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001 T. 021 4247436 The Cape Gallery Natural Affinities, Calla Beddow, Jenny Hyde-Johnson, Niël Jonker, Elbe Joubert Dömrose, Keiskamma Art Project, Louis le Sueur, Calvin Murphy, Sheila Petousis, Bridget Randall, Michele Rolstone, Lyn Smuts and Gerbrand van Heerden, 04/06/2015 until 27/06/2015, Cape Town, T. 021 4235309,, www.capegallery.

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Johans Borman Fine Art Urban Frequencies, Georgia Lane, 09/05/2015 until 06/06/2015, Newlands, T. 021 6836863,, www.

StateoftheART Gallery Stillness And Motion. This collection of work offers a glimpse offered into the private moments of the lives of the characters that populate the paintings., Mila Posthumus. This is the artist’s second solo show with the gallery, 04/06/2015 - 20/06/2015, Cape Town CBD, T. 021 8014710,,

Mogalakwena Gallery “Conversations” Hylton Nel and Nico Masemula Mogalakwena Gallery 3 Church Street, Cape Town Between Adderley Street and St George’s Mall Thursday, 7 May until 31 July 2015

Provenance Rose Kober Art Exhibition, William Kentridge, Willie Bester, Sam Nhlengethwa, Deborah Bell, Pamela Stretton, Richard Smith, Robert Slingsby, Johann Louw, Kevin Atkinson, Louise Gelderblom and Laura du Toit., 07/05/2015 until 05/06/2015, Gardens, T. 021 4618009,, www.

Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection 24 July – 15 August 2015 “Paint it black” A group exhibition of young South African painters including Kirsten Lilford, Jordan Sweke, Zarah Cassim, Alice Toich, Daniel Nel, Heidi Fourie, Alexandra Karakashian and Mia Chaplin. | 91 Kloof Str, Cape Town Sanlam Art Gallery Permanent collection of South African art & a large exhibition space, Bellville, T. 021 9473359,, www.sanlam.

The Framery Art Gallery This vibrant and friendly 20 year old gallery in metropolitan Sea point have a permanent exhibition. Expert picture framing done on our premises., Painting and mosaic by Marcelino Manhula, Ronald Muchatuta, Loyiso Mkize, Fikile Mqayi, Elizabeth Robertson, Elizabeth Wood, Tatyana Binovska, Stuart Valentine- Rambridge, Richard Pike, among others, Sea Point, T. 021 434 5022, debbiegrewe@, framery/index.html The Framing Place Conservation framing, framing of art, Block mounting and Block frames. Observatory, T. 021 4473988,

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Wonki Ware Di Marshall pottery. South African Dinnerware and Table Accessories, George, T. 044 8841883,,

Great Brak River

THE d’VINE art ROOM at New Heritage Gallery In the courtyard of historic HERITAGE SQUARE, these 2 boutique galleries feature art; photography; sculpture and mixed media. With owner-curated, new exhibitions on a monthly basis, and the participating artists on hand, the shows are interactive and edgy. Heritage Square (inner courtyard), 100 Shortmarket Str (cnr Bree), Cape Town (027) 0711915034 The Studio Kalk Bay A creative, dynamic and vibrant space in the heart of Kalk Bay, Cape Town, housing the studio of Donna McKellar, Kalk Bay, info@, UCT Irma Stern Museum The Thinking Eye, Photographs by Neville Dubow, 16/05/2015 - 27/06/2015, Rosebank, T. 021 6855686,, www. Wall Visitors of WALL can expect to view selected fine examples of works by some of South Africa’s most celebrated painters and sculptors, as well as superior works by artists whose talents have yet to be recognised by the contemporary art market. 2nd floor, African Trading Port, Port Captain’s Building, V&A Waterfront. Tel: 021 418 1953, email: www.wallsaart. 10am-6pm.

Art@39Long Quaint Gallery set in a lovely garden. Featuring work of mostly Southern Cape Artists. Exquisite ceramics by Hennie Meyer, Clementina,Charmaine Haines. Bronze sculptures by Sanna Swart and Spies Venter. Designer craft by various artists. Coffee available. Great Brak River, C. 0825763338,


Knysna Knysna Fine Art New works by Gary Stephens, Liberty Battson, Elizabeth Balcomb and Shany van den Berg, 01/06/2015 until 30/06/2015, Thesen House, T. 044 382 5107,,

Langebaan Bay Gallery Art in the Heart of Langebaan, A wonderful selection of joyful Art by local artists. Paintings in all media, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glassware, Mohair and handmade cards and jewelry. See Bay Gallery’s Facebook page too., Langebaan, baygallery@xsinet., 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,, www.facebook. com/ThePumpkinHouse

Oudtshoorn ArtKaroo Fine Art by artists from the Karoo, Oudtshoorn, T. 044 2791093,, Abalone Gallery FynArts Festival: 5 - 16 June: Solo exhibition Pat Mautloa: “ENCOUNTER” (Annex Gallery): “BETWEEN CONCEPTUAL AND SPIRITUAL” (Main Gallery). Allta Botha, John Clarke, Elzaby Laubscher, Judith Mason, André Naudé, Lynette ten Krooden, Jeannette Unite, Louis van Heerden and Kristin Hua Yang. 2, Harbour Road (The Courtyard) Hermanus, 028 313 29 35

Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists., Paarl, T. 021 8725030,,

Franschhoek Atelier at 1 unie Private on going viewing of Contemporary fine Art and sculpture by Johannes du Plessis by appointment. Franschhoek, T.021 876 4382, johannes., Art in the Yard Local and international artists: Alexandra Spyratos, Vanessa Berlein, Frans Smit, Chris Denovan, Lindsay Patton, Varenka Paschke and Mark Hilltout., Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280, lizelle@, EBONY Franschhoek A selection of work by young contemporary and old masters by Michael Meyersfeld, Lars Fishedick, Hugh Byrne, Peter Dean, Zarah Cassim, Rentia Retief, William Kentridge, Cecil Skotnes, Ashleigh Olsen, Dylan Lewis, Sthenjwa Luthuli, Arno Morland, Richard Smith. The usual mix of ceramics and sculptures. Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, gernot@, IS Art Ilse Schermers Art Gallery, Gallery hours: Weekdays 09h00 - 17h00 & Weekends 10h00 - 17h00, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762071,

Rossouw Modern Art Gallery Gallery closed for winter - We would like to welcome you back in July - we are still available on e mail, Hermanus, T. 028 313 2222, info@, Walker Bay Art Gallery View the wide selection of paintings, sculptures & ceramics by established as well as up-and-coming SA artists, Hermanus, T. 028 312 2928,, www. Willie Botha Sculpture Gallery Permanent exhibition of sculptures by Willie Botha. Paintings of old masters as well as emerging artists, Hermanus, T. 028 3132304,,

Klein Karoo

La Motte Museum Offers a cultural-historical experience featuring the estate’s history and architecture, Franschhoek, T. 021 876 8850,,

George Crouse Art Gallery Various Artists, Christiaan Nice, Makiwa, Maria, Walter Meyer, Gerrit Roon, Anton Benzon, Ella, Este Mostert, Charmain Eastment, Diane Erasmus, Bea, Carla Bosch, Daily 08h00 - 18h00, George, T. 044 8870361,, www.

SA Print Gallery: Cape Town The SA Print Gallery showcases new works by Cecil Skotnes as well as new body of investment provenance prints.

D-Street Gallery Two Solo’s, Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen Sur(-)face & Strijdom van der Merwe - Crate, 28/05/2015 @ 18:30 - 04/07/2015, Stellenbsoch, T. 021 8832337,,


109 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Tel 021 4626851

Riebeek Kasteel Riebeek Kasteel - The Gallery Open daily 10am - 4pm. Large selection of contemporary art and ceramics. Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Riebeck Kasteel, C. 0836533697,,

Robertson The Robertson Art Gallery We specialise in original art of more than 60 top South African artists. Robertson, T. 023 6265364,, www.

Somerset West Dante’ Art & Decor New Nicole Pletts. Always in demand, come and check out her new pieces before they go! Somerset West, T. 021 8518142, info@danteartgallery.,

The Gallery at Grande Provence Collection of the finest South African contemporary art, Theo Megaw, Shany van den Berg, Phillemon Hlungwani, Carl Roberts, Hanneke Benade, Grace da Costa, Peter van Straten and Elizabeth Balcomb, 01/06/2015 until 30/06/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 876 8630, gallery@, The Shop at Grande Provence Fine tribal African Artefacts and jewellery by Ilse Malan, Ongoing, Grande Provence Estate, T. 021 8768630, gallery@,

The Kraal Gallery South Africa’s premier hand weaving artists. Hand weaving is our passion (est 1973 by the Daniel family). Commissions welcomed for silk and wool wall hangings, tapestries, rugs of all sizes locally and globally. Enquiries: 021 8562130/ 021 8833881. Proudly Hand-woven, Socially Responsible, Environmentally Aware

US Art Gallery Regular temporary art exhibitions of national and international artists, as well as permanent exhibitions of the visual art collections, anthropological and cultural historical objects, and the University history., Stellenbosch, T. 021 808 3489, corliah@sun.,

Benguela Cove Wine Estate Sheena Ridley exhibits her sculptures, oil paintings and pastels in an amble up to the wine tasting room 05/06/2015 until 16/06/2015. On the R43 between Botriver and Fisherhaven. Cell:083 5892881 www.

Stellenbosch Art Gallery We are having a solo exhibition, Marlene von Durkheim, Thursday 18 June 19h00 at 34 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch. Exhibition open until 04 July T. 021 8283489, mjg@kingsley.,

The White House Venue & Theatre Exhibition venue, Plettenberg Bay, T. 044 5332010,,

De Rust Portal Gallery Selected contemporary artists, including Carl Becker, JP Meyer, Estelle Marais, Diane McLean and Hermann Niebuhr. Gallery hours flexible. De Rust, T. 082 2976977,,

SMAC Art Gallery Back to the Future II: Abstract Art in South Africa Past and Present, Various artists, 25/04/2015 until 20/06/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 3607, info@,

Plettenberg Bay

Print Room a great and inspired selection of fine art prints made my various SA artists. The SA Print Room is found at the back of The Prince Albert Gallery, Main Road. Tel 0837492719

De Geheime Botrivier Artists, New works by Anne Muir and Mtini. Exciting historical pieces & rare finds, Ongoing, Botrivier Hotel, Main Rd, C. 0823484539, mtini.michael@ /

Slee Gallery Available works by Johann Slee, Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 3385,,

Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. Paarl, T. 021 8725030,,

Prince Albert Gallery Established in 2003, the gallery always has an eclectic mic of art on display., Prince Albert, T. 023 5411057,,

Bot River

Sasol Art Museum Permanent collection of paintings, graphic works and sculptures, as well as anthropological collection. Regular temporary art exhibitions of national & international artists, Stellenbosch, T. 021 808 3690,


Prince Albert

What if the World Gallery A platform for a new generation of emerging South African contemporary artists. Viewing Hrs: Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat 10.0 -14.00 or by appointment, Woodstock Cape Town, T. 021 4472376,,

Rupert Museum A selection of 20th Century South African Art, JH Pierneef’s Johannesburg Station Panels, Modern French Tapestries and International Sculptures, Irma Stern, Jean Welz, Cecil Higgs, Maggie Laubser, Anton Van Wouw, Willie Bester, JH Pieneef, Lucas Sithole & many more, Stellenbosch, T. 021 888 3344,,

Liebrecht Gallery A custom built fine art gallery in the CBD of Somerset West. T. 021 8528030,,

Stellenbosch Langkloof Gallery and Sculpture Garden Situated on a karoo farm, Sheena Ridley’s studio gallery permanently exhibits her oil paintings and sculptures. She holds five-day sculpture workshops and offers space for an artists retreat. On N9/ R62, 80km from George, Plett, Knysna and Oudtshoorn, en route to Grahamstown Cell 083 5892881,

Art at Tokara Walking The Line, Dan Rakgoathe, Colijn Strydom, Lucas Bambo, Collen Maswanganyi, Jean de Wet and embroidery by Fancy Stitch, 12/01/2015 until 30/06/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 011 788 0820, info@, Oude Libertas Gallery The gallery is open to the public free of charge. New exhibitions every six weeks. Stellenbosch, c/o Adam Tas & Libertas Rds, T. 021 8098412,, www.

Wilderness Beatrix Bosch Studio Beatrix Bosch artworks now on permanent display at the Wilderness Hotel, Garden Route, Wilderness, T. 044 8770585, bosch@,

Villiersdorp The Dale Elliott Art Gallery Feel free to visit the exquisite gallery based in the heart of the Overberg. Showcasing Dale and Mel’s latest works. Open 7 days a week & where they conduct their acclaimed painting courses from their studio complex., As well as: Elliott Art Gallery at The Knysna Log-Inn Boutique Hotel, Gray Street, Knysna., Villiersdorp, T. 028 840 2927,, www.elliottartonline.

















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9 Suzanne Clark, Salome Holloway, Di Rattle & Natalie Monroe 10 Wilna Snyman with daughter, Lize van der Walt 11 Jozua Rossouw with Olivia, Leila, Anthony & Olive Hamilton-Russell

1 Olaf Bessenbacher advertises his new gallery (S Art, in Houtbay) with a temporary exhibition 2 Bos design-a-can winner Ofentse Letebele at 6 Spin Street Restaurant 3 Rose & Morris Korber at Rose Korber’s exhibition (Provenance Auction House) 4 Thomas Lefebvre looks at Jill Trapplers’ work at Association For Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery


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5 Cynthia Mcpherson & Pat Kenwrick


6 Lisa Key & Liane Swift 7 Palesa Ngwenya & Alude Mahali 8 Deborah Bell with her daughter Victoria Bell-Simpson


12 Artists: Mimi van der Merwe, Andre de Beer, Monique van Wyk, Casper de Vries & May Wentworth, with Alice Art Gallery owner Alice Pitzer 13 Comedian, artist Casper de Vries, with radio personality Gareth Cliff 14 Matt Stern with Marika Steyn


15 Johan & Joan van Schalkwyk 16 Palesa and Lerato learn about a sculpture 17 Art-lovers enjoying the fresh air




ARTZUID | Zuid District 22 May – 22 September 2015

In the Time of Klimt, The Vienna Secession | Pinacothèque de Paris 12 February - 21 June 2015

ARTZUID is a popular international sculpture route that brings the streets of Zuid to life with original artworks every two years. During the four-month event, amazing contemporary sculptures from all over the world are installed in the district’s beautiful Berlage-designed avenues and on the Zuidas business district. A walking route is available.

From the end of the 19th century, beginning of the Viennese Secession, until the first years of Expressionism, the exhibition is based on a selection of major works by Gustav Klimt. The exhibition shows over 180 works taken from the collections of the Belvedere museum and private collections.

BERLIN Kader Attia: Scarification, Self Skin’s Architecture | Galerie Nagel Draxler 2 May – 20 June 2015 During childhood, the psychic structure of the Self-Skin is developed, a mental representation in which the surface of the body is imagined as a vessel for mental activity. The notion of the Self-Skin reveals itself as a paradigm describing the psychic construction and the foundational mechanisms of the self.

ROME David LaChapelle: Dopo il Diluvio | Palazzo delle Esposizioni 30 April - 13 September 2015 This is an important and exhaustive retrospective of great American artist and photographer, David LaChapelle. There are nearly 100 works on view: portraits of celebrities, scenes based on religious themes with surrealistic touches and artworks referencing masterpieces of art and cinematic history.

NEW YORK Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life | New York Botanical Garden 16 May – 1 November 2015 The New York Botanical Garden presents a re-imagined version of the garden from Kahlo’s childhood home in Mexico, which she returned to in her later years, illuminating the interplay between her art and the natural world. The exhibit will include more than a dozen paintings and drawings, and a number of cultural events.

TOKYO Takahashi Collection: Mirror Neuron | Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery 18 April - 28 June 2015 Ryutaro Takahashi helped raise the profiles of Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Makoto Aida and Kenji Yanobe, all of whom are now internationally recognised. This exhibit displays around 140 pieces from his personal art collection (52 different artists). It aims to provide a holistic and historical look at the development of contemporary art in Japan.

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Nushin Elahi’s London Letter read more at The snobbery between fine art and its commercial cousin is perhaps dwindling, judging by recent museum shows. Russian artist Sonia Delaunay is best known for her swirls of saturated colour, but the Tate Modern’s retrospective (until 9 August) is at pains to unpick her business flair as a designer of clothes and fabrics. It reveals a resourceful woman, entranced by modern technology, determined to make her own mark on a fast-changing world. Delaunay was part of the Paris avant-garde pre-war, and while her husband Robert got on with painting, she brought her artistic vision to bear on what could earn them a living when the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 cut off funds from home. This large exhibition shows early figurative images influenced by Gaugin and the German art movement Die Brücke, alongside those inspired by elements of modernity such as electric lighting, where she developed her trademark concentric circles of abstract colour. Her applied art takes centre stage though and delights the viewer with pattern repeats, colour swatches, decorated bathing costumes and umbrellas. Movie star Gloria Swanson and Liberty of London were among her clients. Photographs of the artist wearing her own distinctive designs, surrounded by swathes of fabric, costumes for the Ballet Russes and Dada collaborations all capture something of her vigour and panache. Huge murals from the 1937 Paris Expo, which also showed Picasso’s Guernica, combine distinctive engine parts with swathes of brilliant colour. After Robert’s death in 1941 Sonia continued painting for another three decades, often reprising early images, but the palette is darker and the early zing is no longer there.

Surprisingly, much of what we regard as Greek sculpture we know only from white Roman marble copies of the original bronzes. The Greek originals, a comprehensive exhibition at the British Museum (until 5 July) reveals, were certainly more colourful – positively gaudy in fact. Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art makes excellent use of the museum’s impressive sculpture collection, juxtaposing these athletic bodies along subject lines so one looks at them in a fresh light, and adds numerous international loans to prove its point. Amongst these is a bronze athlete from Croatia not long up from the seabed where it was wonderfully preserved and the Belvedere Torso from the Vatican. The distinction between nude and naked, amongst so many unclothed bodies, is a topic for endless discussion, particularly in a society that had such a different take on sex to ours. They are all there – from the tiny phallic good luck symbol to huge statues that drove men to lewd acts. This variety in scale, highlighted by dramatic lighting makes for an enthralling experience. My favourite figure is Hermaphrodite, lying prone so from one side you see a young girl, but from the other a strapping youth.

Also at the British Museum is a celebration of Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilization (until 2 August), which tackles the thorny problem of showing Aboriginal art. Many of the artefacts have never been exhibited since being collected in the early colonial period, not surprisingly, since immediately the calls to repatriate work began, as well as unleashing the ongoing debate about what constitutes ‘genuine’ Aboriginal art. The idea of capturing the transient nature of Dreaming, for example, means that the modern work is the best representation of the diversity of cultures here, or perhaps the only one without the weight of colonial plunder attached to it. Yet while one can appreciate the intricacies of sacred rites and their connections to the land in traditional patterns, some of the work that borrows from Western art seems a lot less authentic.

Header: Sonia Delaunay’s huge Paris Expo murals at the Tate. Photo: Nushin Elahi. Below: Sonia Delaunay, “Electric Prisms”, 1914 © Centre Pompidou

Above top: Hermaphrodite in the British Museum’s “Defining Beauty: the Body in Ancient Greek Art”. Photo: Nushin Elahi. Above: Dramatic lighting and reflections in the British Museum’s “Defining Beauty: the Body in Ancient Greek Art”. Photo: Nushin Elahi.

Right top: Uta Uta Tjangala (c. 1926 - 1990), “Yumari”, 1981 © National Museum of Australia

Right left: “Kungkarangkalpa”, a collective work by the women of the Spinifex Arts Project, 2013 © The artists, courtesy Spinifex Arts Project.


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John Meyer’s landmark collection, Lost in the Dust, Premiers in the UK Raymond van Niekerk, Global Head of Marketing at Investec said, “Investec’s culture and values are at the heart of everything we do. This collection of paintings relates not only to our African heritage, but also to the passion and tenacity which drives us. Lost in the Dust offers us a unique and often-forgotten perspective within any conflict, that of personal relationships and human emotion.” Giles Peppiatt, Director of South African art at Bonhams, says of these works: “John Meyer is without doubt the leading exponent of South African realist art. He takes up where Pierneef leaves off. Meyer’s landscapes are less romantic and bleaker and absolutely capture the vastness of this sunscorched land. These fifteen paintings are fascinating in that they marry his absolute mastery of landscape with his great theme of the tragedy of war.” Charlie Mayhew, CEO of Tusk said, “We are delighted that John Meyer has donated a unique, never before seen piece in aid of conservation and protection of wildlife. At Tusk we work to forge a link between the preservation of Africa’s natural heritage, its landscapes and wildlife, and the future of its land and people. It is this inextricable relationship, between a nation and its land, that attracted us to this project and we look forward to the reception.” Bonhams and Investec are proud to present Lost in the Dust; an exhibition celebrating a powerful series of narrative paintings of the Anglo-Boer War by John Meyer, South Africa’s leading contemporary realist artist. This is the first time this collection has exhibited outside of Africa. The exhibition will open to public viewing from Wednesday 22 July to 30 July at Bonhams in London, and in Edinburgh from 11 August to 20 August. The exhibition is unusual in many respects, not least for being a vision of war from the perspective of the vanquished; normally the ‘truth’ of war is written and painted by the victors. Set against the dramatic and hauntingly beautiful backdrop of the South African landscape, these fifteen works by Meyer offer a personal and compelling look into how war affects individual relationships and captures the raw emotion of the people swept up in it. They weave history, imagination and narrative into a multi-layered realm that deals with the tragedy of war. They are at once compelling, delicate, emotional and foreboding. “John Meyer captures the truth of the South African landscape as few artists can, his images touch me deeply. This particular collection of works about the Boer War is powerful. It is a part of our history that remains a source of great sadness, but also of pride, that as a people we survived. Meyer’s genius is that he captures the suffering

of both sides and of the civilians caught in the middle compelling one to think again about our history.” Francois Pienaar Former Springbok captain and rugby legend. An auction of a unique painting depicting the Waterberg region in South Africa donated by John Meyer will be held at the private opening reception at Bonhams in London on Tuesday 21 July in aid of Tusk, the African wildlife conservation organization and charitable partner of Investec. The auction will raise funds for the charity’s key conservation projects, including efforts to save the Waterberg Rhino. Tusk’s Royal Patron, Prince William, has spoken of his commitment to Tusk and Africa: “I have been captivated by Africa ever since my first visit as a teenager, to the extent that I now consider it as my second home. To me, there is something awe-inspiring and magical about what most embodies this diverse continent: its people, landscape and wildlife. … I was initially drawn to Tusk by its innovative and holistic approach and its unwavering certainty that conservation is as much about people and community programmes as it is about wildlife protection.” HRH The Duke of Cambridge, KG KT Royal Patron of Tusk

Louis Norval, owner of Lost in the Dust, is a passionate art collector and global investor. He says: “It is evident that over the last 20 years, South Africa has witnessed major political, social and cultural change. So, from this perspective, it is easy to dismiss the Anglo-Boer war of 1899 as a distant historical occurrence that has no bearing on contemporary life. But, I am convinced that John Meyer’s Lost in the Dust series reveals what an error this is. Being the descendant of Boer and British ancestors, the artist depicts the story from both sides. These are not works of dry fact; rather, vivid explorations of how it must have felt to be involved in the conflict. These paintings form part my collection as panoramic landscapes that highlight Meyer’s technical virtuosity, but do not overshadow the human drama at the centre of each work. It is my belief that this extraordinary series will only further consolidate Meyer’s reputation as one of South Africa’s foremost living artists.”

John Meyer Top: “Brandtfontein Memories Lost” Bottom, Left: “The Return of De La Rey” Centre: “Dark Cover, Brandt Camp” Right: “The Death of Pietie Brandt” Images courtesy: Bonhams


Invitation to consign for our next auction | 20 June 2015 Art, antiques, objects, furniture and jewellery

Penny Siopis, Oil and mixed media on canvas SOLD R440 000

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Strauss & Co, Johannesburg

Modern and contemporary art steals the show at Strauss & Co’s June sale Strauss & Co’s sale which takes place in Johannesburg on 1 June 2015 showcases many exciting works of art by South African and international artists of stature. These include Kees van Dongen, Alexander Calder, Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, Irma Stern, JH Pierneef, William Kentridge, Jane Alexander, Robert Hodgins, Penny Siopis, Deborah Bell, Walter Oltman and AthiPatra Ruga. Dutch artist Kees van Dongen, one of the leading avantgarde artists of the 20th century, heads the international section with a compelling portrait of his beloved daughter. Dolly au collier d’argent (estimate R3 500 000 - R4 500 000) embodies the artist’s love of colour and exudes an air of luminosity. The brilliant colour and expressive brushwork situate this work on the cusp of Fauvism and the Expressionism of his later works, developed after he was sought out by and joined the ranks of Die Brücke, gaining considerable fame in Germany. Unique works by William Kentridge are attracting serious collectors. Shrouded Figure in a Landscape [Taking in the Landscape] (estimate R2 000 000 R3 000 000) is a large scale drawing which explores themes of work and mass communication in the context of Highveld landscapes which Kentridge began rendering in charcoal and pastel in the late 1980s and includes numerous familiar images such as the man in the dinner suit and bowtie, the blank billboard and the draped figure in the foreground. One of the most highly regarded artists in South Africa, Jane Alexander won the prestigious Standard

Bank Award the year after Serviceman (estimate R600 000-900 000) was produced. Described in the accompanying catalogue by Ivor Powell as ‘a creature of utility’, this rare work presents a life-size, wide-eyed adolescent dressed in worker’s clothing. ‘Serviceman transcends its reference, creating a universalising image of the human emptied of humanity that is memorable and chilling’, says Powell. Important South African and International Art Johannesburg, Monday 1 June 2015 The Wanderers Club, Ballroom, 21 North Street, Illovo, Johannesburg GPS Co-ordinates: S 26 08.123 E 28 03.454 On View: Friday 29 May to Sunday 31 May from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Walkabout: Sunday 31 May at 11am 011 728 8246 | | 079 407 5140 Top: Lot 258: William Joseph Kentridge (South African 1955-), “Shrouded Figure in a Landscape [Taking in the Landscape]”, signed and dated ‘90, chalk pastel and charcoal, 106 by 128,5cm. Estimate: R 2 000 000 R 3 000 000 Left: Lot 211: Kees van Dongen (Dutch 1877-1968), “Dolly au collier d’argent”, signed, oil on canvas, 62,5 by 45cm. Estimate R 3 500 000 - R 4 500 000 Right: Lot 263: Jane Alexander (South African 1959-), “Serviceman”, signed & dated April 1994, inscribed with the title and ‘XIT Exhibition’ on the right back pocket; engraved with the title on a plaque adhered to the base, mixed media and plaster, height: 164,5cm, including base. Estimate: R 600 000 - R 900 000

Sandton Auctioneers Sandton Auctioneers was founded in 1982 and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, specializing in the appraisal and sale of art, antiques, investment carpets and fine and rare objects in all collecting categories including bronzes, silver, marble statuettes and investment jewellery. While we have grown to become a premier regional auction house with both buyers and consignors spanning South Africa and the globe, the primary driving force behind the company’s success remains a commitment to one-on-one relationships with its clients. We offer our National and International clientele diverse material in a wide range of prices, appealing equally to advanced and new collectors. In South Africa alone, we have been instrumental in marketing emerging artists from previously disadvantaged communities and have also been privileged to take our auctions to the people in different disadvantaged communities so as to bring an awareness for art and collectable investment for this plethora of new collectors. Consignors can rely on expert and comprehensive marketing to ensure that top prices are achieved and buyers can rely upon Sandton Auctioneers’ reputation for integrity and hands-on guidance provided by the company’s internationally experienced specialist staff and advisors. In addition to our full-time staff, we have an adjunct of consultants in various special areas who enhance our reputation for quality. Sandton Auctioneers also has its own gallery called Lifestyle Art Gallery. Situated in Randpark Ridge, the gallery has a large selection of Fine

Otto Klar (South African 1908 -1994), “Sunset in the Bushveld”, Oil on board”, 60 x 101cm. Estimate: R45 000 - R55 000

Art, Persian carpets and collectables available at affordable prices. Auctions are held every weekend and all items are sold with a Certificate of Authenticity and Valuation. In addition, we also provide the following services: Buying and selling of fine art, antiques, investment carpets as well as good condition investment furniture, sports memorabilia and collectables, property auctions including assessments; liquidation auctions across the board from residential to manufacturers to office parks, deceased estates auctions (personal and business). We also do valuations and assessments of fine art, antiques, investment carpets, property etc. For more information on our services and upcoming auctions, please visit our website at Please also like our Facebook page at Sandton Auctioneers: 8 Burnside Avenue, Craighall Park, JHB P.O Box 781482, Sandton, 2146 Tel: 011 501 3360 Fax: 011 501 3365 Email:

Ignatius Marx (South African 1962 - ), “Joy’s Cottage, Philipstown”, Oil on canvas, 76 x 60cm. Estimate: R16 000 - R18 000

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Stephan Welz & Co., Cape Town – Highlights

Extensive Robinson Collection a Treat at May Auction The 182-item strong collection of art, ceramics, furniture and silver from the estate of fine art auctioneers and ‘power couple’ Basil and Sue Robinson will be sold as part of the Stephan Welz & Co. Fine and Decorative Arts auction in Cape Town on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 May. Valued at nearly R3 million, The Robinson’s private collection was built up over five decades, and contains valuable works by Stanley Pinker, Cecil Skotnes and Sydney Kumalo amongst others. The Robinsons were owners of Ashbey’s Galleries in Cape Town and were central and colourful characters in the South African art scene who often bought directly from artists. Their home was a second home to artists, with Irma Stern, Stanley Pinker, Cecil Skotnes, Wolf Kibel, Jean Welz, Erik Laubscher and Freida Lock amongst their close friends. In fact, for years Lock lived and painted in the Ashbey’s building. The most important Pinker to be auctioned is valued at R800 000 – R1 million and was a personal favourite of the artist’s; an oil he painted after the famous Pastoral Concert/ Fête Champêtre attributed to Renaissance painter Giorgione. “We believe that based on its subject matter, its strong significance to the artist and Pinker’s current popularity, it should exceed its estimate,” said Gary Shean, Head of the Paintings Department at Stephan Welz & Co. in Cape Town. Another Pinker for sale is Seeheim, South West Africa, a painting which contains the artist’s hand-painted frame and is valued at R350 000 – R450 000. Both paintings have been exhibited in the South African National Gallery. Also in the collection is Freida Lock’s Interior, which is signed and inscribed ‘Ashbey’s Gallery 44’ on the back. The painting has been valued at R150 000 – R200 000.

In November 2014, Lock’s painting The Mosque, Bo-Kaap, was auctioned for R511 560 by Stephan Welz & Co. Other highlights include Sydney Kumalo’s bronze Mother and Child, valued at R70 000 – R90 000; Edoardo Villa’s Abstract, a painted steel sculpture with an estimated value of R60 000 – R80 000; and Cecil Skotnes’ Pilgrimage to Dias Cross, estimated at R40 000 – R60 000. The latter incorporates twelve colour woodcuts and five wood-engravings. Preller and Pierneef With an estimated value of R480 000 – R520 000, Alexis Preller’s Figure Astride a Horse looks to be one of the high points outside the Robinson Collection. In April, Stephan Welz & Co. sold Preller’s Portrait of an African Boy for R241 122, more than double its estimate. Also coming onto the auction block is Jacob Pierneef’s atmospheric Evening Sky, an early Transvaal scene valued at R200 000 – R250 000; and Basotho Gold, a work by Hugo Naudé, with an estimated value of R80 000 – R120 000. Considered one of South Africa’s most important artists, work by Peter Clarke will also go under hammer, including Game on the Beach valued at R600 000 – R800 000 and Evening Still life with Rhino Head valued at valued at R140 000 – R180 000. For more information on this auction and to view the catalogue, visit the website on Pre-auction viewing is open to the public from Wednesday 20 May to Sunday 24 May, 10am – 5pm

“Figure Astride a Horse” by Alexis Preller – estimated value of R480 000 – R520 000

“Basotho Gold” by Hugo Naudé – estimated value of R80 000 – R120 000

How does art aimed at the younger market differ from art that is aimed at an older market? What elements influence the young collector’s choice? Glynis Hyslop: Elements that could influence a young collector’s choice could include price point. Whether the piece is contemporary and reflects what they are currently exposed to and what is on trend could also influence a young collector. What is interesting is that emerging art appeals to both the established older market and to the young new collector base because there is a possibility of finding “the next big talent”. Monique du Preez: The younger market welcomes the work of emerging artists. The young collector does not seem to have preconceptions concerning the medium, palette or the subject matter of an artwork, nor the methods in which an artwork is produced, framed, or displayed. This level of faith in the processes and decisions of the artists and curators, allows a certain freedom which can only lead to further creativity. The younger market has a meticulous eye for detail, quality, innovation and technique. I think it is largely a matter of resonance, and what excites them. Do you think the young art collector is drawn to visual trends, such as those found in advertising and fashion? If so, do you think art that follows trends has significant investment value? Hamlin Jansen van Vuuren: They might be - we are all affected, to some degree, by outside influences, but to a large extent, the young collectors that we have encountered, collect the work of specific artists that they follow regardless of trends. Monique du Preez: On a subconscious level we are all influenced by so called trends – visual and otherwise. We do not live in a vacuum. Trends also have the tendency to repeat themselves. Art that consciously follows a trend probably will not hold any significant investment value. Buy what you love and what you believe in instead. Which South African artists or categories would you suggest young collectors pay attention to? Monique du Preez: Salon91 specialises in emerging South African artists. We select artists to exhibit with the gallery based on their future potential. In terms of categories that are currently very exciting to us, I would broadly mention the following – painting, monoprint, graphic. Hamlin Jansen van Vuuren: Contemporary art and artists such as: Christiaan Conradie, Zolile Phetsane, Cornelia Stoop, Gerhard Human, Grace Kotze, Haidee Nel and Gaelen Pinnock. Glynis Hyslop: The Turbine Art Fair encourages young collectors to learn about new emerging artists and to follow their careers as they progress. A good starting point for young collectors would be to invest in multiples and prints of well established artists which are available at TAF at great prices. Also invest in new works by new artists, develop an eye for art and what appeals to you. The more exposure to art, the better. Everyone’s taste is different, which makes art all the more exciting.

Two young art collectors: Mari McFarlane The first piece I bought to hang on a wall was a poster from a Ron Mueck exhibition I saw in London in 2005. The first piece bought when I began to think a bit more about collecting art and starting a collection is a Deborah Bell print called ‘Celebration’ - my husband and I bought it on our first wedding anniversary. I don’t specifically see myself as a collector. Lately I’ve started to think of ways I can create a more

cohesive collection and think a bit more about how works I buy have been handled and can be preserved but at the moment I’m still buying what I love, what makes me happy. I live pretty simply so that I can afford to spend any savings I have on art. Thinking more about it I feel the term ‘collector’ is reserved for a slightly older more serious person but I suppose I actually am a collector because it’s what I spend so much of available resources on. If I could, I would buy anything by Robert Hodgins, I love what he did – and it would definitely be a good investment. As my collection matures, I’m looking for smaller works as well as sculptural pieces more because my walls are filling up. I’m also looking at supporting younger artists more, I suppose I’m prepared to buy less conventional more risky works now.

Daniella Mooney While I was in art school I would ask my friends for pieces which they no longer wanted or didn’t think were that special. As an artist, I can definitely relate to the feeling of not wanting to hang on to that which I think is not my best work. I like to relieve my friends of their so-called burdens. I guess this is where the collecting impulse started, for me. The first artwork by someone else that I collected was an etching by Matthew King. During a printmaking class I told him I really, really liked his print and I asked him for it. I think I must have been in 2nd year of art school when I bought my first work: a very small Michael Taylor drawing titled ‘A Matinee Idol - Ziggy die-hard. 2007’. Some of my friends have developed into young emerging artists and so the pieces I have been given have since increased in value. Maybe I have a knack for finding the right kind of friends. Because most of the artworks are from people that I know, they serve as reminders of our friendship and particular periods in our lives. They make my living space a lot richer and colourful (in every sense of the word). If I were to spend large, or maybe even not so large amounts of money on art I would make sure to do my research before-hand, especially for investment purposes. Currently, I invest in artists whose work I personally believe needs support, without concerning myself about the piece increasing in value. I would really love to support and own the work of Jared Ginsberg. I think his kinetic sculptures are really beautiful and poignant. Other than the practicalities of space and budget, I would say that I must have a deeper insight into the artist’s process and thinking to want to collect their work.

The Art Times would like to thank online publication Between 10and5 for assisting us in putting this feature together. To read more about both Mari McFarlane’s and Daniella Mooney’s art collections, visit Between 10and5: * The Larry’s List Art Collector Report 2014 is accessible online: images/files/Press%20release%20Larrys%20List%20Art%20Collector%20Report%20 2014.pdf

Top: Kirsten Beets, “Burning Bright”, Oil on paper, 335 x 385mm Framed. Exhibition:

Golden Haze. Image Courtesy Salon91 Left: James Jersey de Knoop, “Hot Skoffin” (detail). Image courtesy Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Bottom: Daniella Mooney in her home. Original Photo: Dearheart photos. Image Courtesy Daniella Mooney.



SA’s Young Art Collectors According to The Larry’s List Art Collector Report 2014*, “the average age of a contemporary art collector is 59”. It also determines that “an overwhelming 90% are over 40”. Although art purchasing has been, and evidently still is, largely the vocation of the middle-aged, we are seeing an ever-increasing eagerness for young adults to begin collecting art. This is particularly true for China’s mushrooming art-economy, where recent months have seen young collectors dominate the market. The rest of the world is following suit (albeit at a much less noticeable rate). In order to understand this trend, we thought to investigate it from a South African perspective. First off, we identified three South African businesses (two South African galleries and an art fair) that focus on the young collector market. We asked a representative from each for some insight.

Three agents in art collecting:

Glynis Hyslop Director of the Forum Company, behind Turbine Art Fair

Hamlin Jansen van Vuuren Curator of Rust-en-Vrede Gallery + Clay Museum

Monique du Preez Director and Curator of Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection

Does the young collector simply buy the art that he/she enjoys or does he/she buy with other another focus in mind? Hamlin Jansen van Vuuren: In my experience they buy art that appeals to them on a personal level. Young collectors visit galleries, art fairs and openings on a regular basis and are quite knowledgeable about what is happening in the art market. They will buy the work of young up and coming and as yet unknown artists. This is often for aesthetic purposes and perhaps in the hope that the work will one day become a collector’s item and appreciate in value. Monique du Preez: The young collector is conscious of the fact that what he/she is buying may have some real investment value for the future. Generally, before purchasing a work they have been following the career of the particular artist. That being said, I get a sense that young collectors trust their instincts, and as a result are unafraid to collect work of young emerging artists. How does your art establishment accommodate various types of buyers – including young collectors? Glynis Hyslop: The Turbine Art Fair was created in response to a gap in the existing Johannesburg art market. It aims to not only provide a platform for emerging talent but to also create a new audience for art exposure. The inaugural TAF was hailed as the first truly ‘accessible’ art fair to be hosted in South Africa – breaking connotations that quality art is inaccessible and unaffordable to a wider audience offering artworks with a ceiling price of R40 000. The Turbine Art Fair also facilitated those interested in starting their own collections by offering a variety of special projects at the fair as well as an interactive talks programme on collecting art. The Fair is differentiated in that it’s the perfect platform for those wanting to start collecting South African art in a unique and un-daunting way bringing the best galleries and artists under one roof. Hamlin Jansen van Vuuren: We exhibit a wide variety of art that appeals to collectors of all ages, as well as giving young collectors the opportunity to pay off work over several months. Furthermore, in the attempt to encourage new young collectors – we have instigated an annual exhibition titled ‘The Grand’. We ask established artists, as well as young artists whom we believe are worth collecting, to exhibit an artwork, priced for R1000. This exhibition presents an opportunity for young, sometimes cash – strapped clients to purchase an original artwork, thereby fostering the idea of collecting. Monique du Preez: Salon91 opened its doors in October 2008 with the view to become a space where emerging artists would have a platform to showcase their works to the public in an accessible, intimate space that would not intimidate its patrons; a space that could cater to seasoned collectors, first-time buyers, architects, designers, and young creatives alike. Seven years down the line it would seem that our clientele fits this profile. I believe this is largely due to the gallery environment and the way we deal with our clients and artists.

Top: Lufuno Netshitenzhe looks at Anton Smit’s Mask at Jan Royce Gallery. Photo: Michaela Irving

Left: Bev Butkow, “Perceive me diversely” (detail) at the Turbine Art Fair 2014. Image courtesy Turbine Art Fair

Middle: Heather Gourlay, “David” (detail). Image courtesy Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Bottom: Paul Senyol, “Nautical”, Mixed media on Canson Montval 300gm, 1210 x

1260mm Framed. Exhibition: Paper is You II. Image Courtesy Salon91



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