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Arts Calendar Edition Sasol New Signatures 2016 Winners Announced Zyma Amien with her Sasol New Signatures winning artwork, Paying homage. Photo: E-Image.

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CONTENTS Art Times 7 2016 Sasol New Signatures Winning artwork & finalists

Gallery Guide

10 Introducing the 2016 Sanlam Portrait Award A new round of a top SA art competition 12 Festival Feature Art Franschhoek comes into its own 16 SA’s Best Ceramic Art on Show CSA celebrates 40 years in clay 18 Andre Stead - Sentient By Ashraf Jamal 20 Introducing Giggs Kgole And other previously unknown artists 22 outoftheCUBE How an online gallery really works

24 Art Events Calendar & Gallery Listings Exhibition visits - sorted 42 Gallery Buzz Recognize anyone? Business Art 18 Present & Future Plans for Keyes Art Mile By Cristina Ruiz 16 Media Radar Top of September’s art news 10 Auction House News Top sales & valuable investment stats 8 South African Artists Abroad Exhibitions to visit in body or in spirit 6 The Man Behind Manzart & the Holden Manz Collection New development on the horizon



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Detail of Trash by Sasol New Signatures finalist, Aneesa Loonat.


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Zyma Amien Wins the 2016 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition “Through art, we are able to get a glimpse into the values that a society holds dear, as well as the socio-economic and political issues at play.” - Wrenelle Stander 54 year-old Zyma Amien was recently announced as the winner of the 2016 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition for her mixed media artwork, Paying Homage. As the winner of the competition, the artist walks away with a cash prize of R100 000 and the opportunity to have her first solo exhibition in 2017. As the longest running art competition in South Africa - now in its 27th year – the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition has long been a successful platform for promoting emerging artists and their work. Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Real Estate Services at Sasol, Wrenelle Stander, said this year’s competition finalists and their works live up to the reputation of what the competition has become known for – “the various ways in which emerging artists vent their innermost expressions with art that ranges from experimental to conceptual and cutting-edge.” Commenting on the importance of a competition of this nature, acclaimed artist, judge and National Sasol New Signatures Art Competition Chairman, Pieter Binsbergen stated that “Sasol has laid emphasis on the educational value of the competition as it plays a vital role in the sustainability of young and upcoming artists. To this effect, the competition piloted feedback sessions this year to try and bridge the communication gap between the regional selectors and the participating artists. This is with the hope that these feedback sessions will fuel new interest, offer clear insight and serve to inspire entrants to rise to the challenge and re-enter in 2017.”


“The work submitted this year was very fresh and original,” said artist and competition judge, Emma Willemse. “The standout pieces had strong concepts, craftsmanship and overall presentation which all worked hand in hand, transforming the works into something special. I am very encouraged about the future of art and artists in South Africa.”

The Winner Amien specifies that her artwork ‘pays homage’ to her mother and grandmother. It consists of three suspended overalls, offset by three appropriated sewing machines, which forcefully ‘pin’ the overalls to the floor. Reminiscent of those worn by female workers, the overalls are none-the-less constructed from gauze. With this choice of medium, the artwork alludes to the pain and exploited that the artist’s mother and grandmother suffered under the minimum wage laws, while working in the garment and textile industry.

Runner-up Runner-up for this year’s competition, Paul Andries Marais, scooped R25 000 for his digital video titled Delicates. The video references the contemporary, postapartheid South African landscape, which the artist believes is still rife with discrimination, communication challenges and inequality. Marais’s allegory employs a glove, a washing machine, a basin and socks as characters in his visual narrative, drawing attention to the delicate socio-political situation in our country.

Merit Award Winners Each winner in this category received a R10 000 cash prize. They are: • Matilda Engelblik (Pretoria) for Mapping Loss – Spaces and Dialogues • Shaun James Francis (Johannesburg) for Two weeks • Mosa Anita Kaiser (Grahamstown) for in living water • Zane Wesley Lange (Port Elizabeth) for Somatacize d • Aneesa Loonat (Port Elizabeth) for Trash All 100 shortlisted artworks are currently exhibited alongside the winning works at the Pretoria Art Museum (until 9 October). 2015 Sasol New Signatures winner, Nelmarie Du Preez, exhibits alongside with her solo exhibition Loops of Relation ….a Continuation. Refer to the Art Times Exhibition Calendar for the dates of these exhibitions. If you can’t make it to these shows, don’t despair – visit: for the full virtual gallery.

Above: 2016 Sasol New Signatures Finalists: (Left to Right) Matilda Engelblik, Aneesa Loonat, Zyma Amien, Paul Andries Marais, Mosa Anita Kaiser, Shaun James Francis & Zane Wesley Lange. Photo: E-Image Below: Mosa Anita Kaiser (Grahamstown), In living water, photographic prints, triptych: 45 x 65 cm | 65 x 45 cm | 45 x 65 cm



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Left Top: Zyma Amien (Cape Town), Paying Homage, mixed media, installation: 250 x 250 x 40 cm Middle: Matilda Engelblik (Pretoria), Mapping Loss – Spaces and Dialogues, pins, text, ceramics, blue and white thread, acetate, printing vinyl on canvas, amadeo steel rods, perspex and wood, 10 Part: 220 x 150 x 170 cm Bottom: Paul Andries Marais (Stellenbosch), Delicates, digital video, 201 seconds, Edition: 1/5

Right Top: Zane Wesley Lange (Port Elizabeth), Somatacized, wood, screws and nails, 190 x 62 x 26 cm Middle: Shaun James Francis (Johannesburg), Two weeks, ink printed onto Fabriano, diptych: 103 x 77,5 cm, Edition: 1/8 Bottom: Aneesa Loonat (Port Elizabeth), Trash, fused glass and street money, installation: 81 x 127 x 56,6 cm

Jimmy Law, What goes around




Enter the Sanlam Portrait Award for a chance to win R100 000 Cape Town, 23 September 2016: Following two highly successful Portrait Award competitions in 2013 and 2015, the Sanlam Portrait Award sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, in partnership with Durbanville’s Rusten-Vrede Gallery, is again calling for South Africa’s finest contemporary artists to enter their masterpieces for a chance to win R100 000. The award puts the spotlight on South Africa’s creative flare and gives a platform for the best of original portraiture to be showcased from 25 August 2017. Daniël Kriel, CEO of Sanlam Private Wealth, says: “With the past two competitions we received one-of-a-kind works from talented artists and are excited to see what will be entered into the 2017 competition. South Africa is a hub of originality and talent; therefore we encourage more artists to enter. We are also seeing our client’s interest in art as an investment grow and look forward to showcasing a more diverse Top 40 Exhitibion.”

How will your work be showcased? The winning portrait together with the top 39 entries will tour the country as part of the Sanlam Portrait Award Top 40 Exhibition – visiting, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and more beautiful cities. An additional 60 works will be selected for exhibition at the Michaelis Galleries, at the University of Cape Town Hiddingh Hall campus in Orange Street. This means the top 100 portraits, as selected by the judges, will receivesignificant exposure and members of the public will have the opportunity to purchase the works on display.

Who chooses the winner? The independent judging panel is made of a acknowledged professionals in the fine arts from South Africa and the United Kingdom., To guarantee fairness each piece is is judged anonymously as artists are not allowed to sign the work or reveal their identity in any other way in the work submitted.

“Seeing the standard of work received has been phenomenal to watch and has made curating an absolute pleasure. The judges take their time to deliberate over the winner and take care in choosing the Top 40 touring artworks - the success of which can be seen on the faces of the guests visiting the gallery. We’re eager to see what diversity and unique energy 2017 brings,” says Hamlin Jansen van Vuuren, curator at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery.

What are the rules? The competition is open to artists aged 18 years and older who are permanently resident in South Africa. Portraits entered should be based on a sitting, or study from life, and the human figure must predominate. No sculptures, photographs and works created using software or other digital means will be eligible. All works will be judged anonymously by a panel of three independent judges convened by Stefan Hundt, head of the Sanlam Private Wealth art advisory service and curator of the Sanlam Art Collection. The Sanlam Portrait Award continues to attract hundreds of exceptional entries each year. In 2015, Cape Town artist John Pace walked off with the top prize for his portrait, entitled After The Match (100 x 80cm, oil on canvas).

How to enter For more information on the competition, entry forms and competition rules, visit www. or or find it in your next SA Art Times at a gallery nearby. The closing date for entries is 13 July 2017. The Rust-en-Vrede Gallery has once again arranged with Stuttaford Van Lines for drop off points in all the main centres through-out South African where artists can bring their artworks to be wrapped and shipped to the gallery free of charge. The entry form contains exact contact details for each drop-off point.

Left, Top: Matthew Mulholland - At one (detail), oil on wooden board, 45 x 61 cm Bottom: Juria Le Roux - Joey Mahiya - Local Hero, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm

Art Franschhoek 21 October - 13 November 2016 Fine Art needs to be experienced to be appreciated, just like good food and wine. Regarded as a premier food and wine destination, Franschhoek is proud to add ‘art destination’ to its repertoire. Home to some of the country’s finest art collections and a growing number of local and international art enthusiasts, Art Franschhoek came into being and was introduced to the public towards the end of last year. During the months of October and November 2016, visitors to the valley will be treated to a plethora of art as Franschhoek’s many galleries and resident artists showcase their finest works. Here’s a sneak peek of our favourite Franschhoek highlights and exhibitions on display during the festival period. For a detailed programme of the various exhibitions and art inspired events visit

‘Zeitgeist’, its meaning and relevance today, as well as how trends and influences can be used with integrity. 22 Oct (19:00): A champagne reception will be followed by a candle lit gourmet meal prepared by the well renowned Franschhoek chef Pierre Hendricks of Le Bon Vivant. It shall be a dinner with artists, as a number of those represented by the gallery have been invited. It promises to be an evening full or insightful conversation. During the evening a number of surprise events will take place. For more details or to book tickets to these events (limited), please contact the gallery on 021 876 2992 or

at ODA |… 42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek

at Art in the Yard… 38 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek

Francois Knoetze, Cape Mongo – Cell (detail), 2015, Production still Photo: Anton Scholtz. Image courtesy of Moór Gallery


21 October - 14 November: Art in the Yard will present 4 exhibitions. The Aity Core Artist Show will reveal the latest works by Vanessa Berlein, Chris Denovan, Adriaan Diederiks, Mark Hilltout, Frans Smit and Uwe Pfaff. An Emerging Artists exhibition will be comprises of a collaborative installation piece by Sitara Stodel and Sheekha Kalan. As the gallery’s Art in Clay contribution, Simphwe Mbunyuza’s hand-painted over-sized pots including mixed media elements will stand alongside works by local artist Lindsay Patton. Art in the Yard will also present an exhibition of large-scale sculptures by Adriaan Diedericks down the main street of Franschhoek. 22 Oct (afternoon): Journalist Camilla Rankin will be in conversation with two artists on the topic of

21 October – 19 November: ODA boasts 2 exhibitions during this period. The first is a solo exhibition by Paul Blomkamp, titled Quanta. The exhibition will present a comprehensive body of work including the artist’s famous paintings of the South African flora as well as abstract landscapes, both in acrylic and oil. The second exhibition will be a broad selection of works by ODA’s artists: Michaela Rinaldi, Karin Daymond, Mbongeni Buthelezi, Janko de Beer, Sandy Godwin, Stanislaw Trzebinski, Kris Rossouw.. For more details, please contact the gallery on 021 8763809 or Andries Botha, Afrikaner Circa 2014, acrylic on canvas, landscape in the manner of Pierneef; Material One; mild steel; 3D printed figure in Supawood; artificial landscape turf, Variable. Image courtesy of the artist and the Gallery at Grande Provence.


at IS Art…

at Moór Gallery…

11 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek

4 Bordeaux St, Franschhoek

9 October - 6 November: Marlene von Dürkheim will exhibit a collection of sea and landscapes paintings titled Work of Time. The gallery’s Art in Clay contribution will boast large ceramic works by Anton Bosch; hand crafted, innovatively glazed bowls by Ralph Johnson; various sculptural earthen and stoneware vessels by Helen Vaughan and a small selection of “still-life” ceramic compositions by Louise Jennings. This will be in conjunctions with a diverse selection of paintings by local artists Jacqueline Crewe Brown and Dave Fuller, bronze sculptures by Cornelia Stoop, and jewellery by Ilse Malan and Nanette Veldsman. 22 Oct (11:30): A walkabout will be held by exhibiting artist Marlene von Dürkheim For more details please contact the gallery on 021 8762071 or

22 October - 22 November: THIS PLACE - THIS SPACE will challenge and enchant viewers while dealing with artists’ responses to our complex society. Curated by Julia Meintjes Fine Art, the exhibition will emerge out of the gallery’s established relationship with Willie Bester, who has markedly influenced artists using found materials to depict the ‘spaces’ of political injustices and human rights issues. THIS PLACE – THIS SPACE will be a group exhibition showing works by artists whose images emerge from reactions to events and people in our society, in conversation with Bester’s pieces. 22 Oct (10:30): Exhibiting artsits Willie Bester and Joanne Bloch will present a walkabout of the exhibition. 23 October (11:00): A panel discussion will investigate how galleries, agents and artists work

together, conversations to encourage transparency and collaboration. For more details please contact the gallery on 021 876 2616 or

Top: Ralph Johnson ceramics Image courtesy of IS Art

Below, left: Richard Pratt, Take 5, oil on canvas, 1,300 x 800mm Image courtesy of the artist.

Centre: JH Pierneef, Self-portrait, 1910, woodblock print Image courtesy of the South African Print Gallery

Right: Marlene von Dürkheim, Old Harbour Wall Image courtesy of IS Art.


at the South African Print Gallery…

at the at the Holden Manz Gallery at Grande Provence… Collection…

4 Bordeaux St, Franschhoek

R45, Main Road, Franschhoek

30 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek

21 October - 13 November: The South African Print Gallery will be exhibiting a spectacular selection of 100 years of South African Fine Art Printmaking at Moor Gallery. The SA Print Gallery focuses on the rich and diverse language of Fine Art Printmaking over the last 100 years, highlighting artists (well-known and obscure) who have contributed to the medium’s wealth of artistic and financial investment. Says Gabriel Clark-Brown, Director of SAPG: “Five years ago one could buy a Pierneef print for R8, now you won’t get one below R30. Visitors to our gallery are impressed by the quality and diversity of our selection of prints and the rising interest in art investment circles. Our thrill is finding quality prints made by lesser-known artists with an eye to produce a good print (eg. Fred Page) rather than exhibiting reproduction-type prints by famous artists, which have often been used to bulk up their portfolios. SA Printmaking has come into its own as a strong art medium, many amazing prints are to be enjoyed by all South African artists who put down their colourful lives, imaginations and desires into editioned work so that we can now enjoy them years later”. For more information see

30 October - 25 November: BEING HERE (and there) will be an exhibition of four major works by Andries Botha, one of South Africa’s most prominent contemporary sculptors. 4 installation pieces span the 4 decades of this artist’s career. These works have never been seen together, and one of the works has only ever been seen at Documenta in Kassel in the 90’s. Botha has been teaching and working on major commissions, so he has not exhibited in his own country for many years, until this highly anticipated solo exhibition. 22 Oct (19:00): Meet the talented artists exhibited in the Grande Provence sculpture garden in a leisurely Evening Sculpture Walk. For more details, please contact the gallery on 021 876 8630 or

21 October onwards: Marie Stander will present her 5th solo exhibition, featuring her latest drawings. Best known for her figurative charcoal drawings, Stander’s body of a select number of large scale portraits and group drawings, near life size drawings and reduced-size prints will take over the main gallery space. The show will also incorporate Onse Mense II, a book of Afrikaans poetry paired with Stander’s drawings (an ideal present). Signed copies of the book will be available at the opening night and as long as stock lasts. For more details, please contact the gallery on 021 876 4402 or


Top: Makiwa Mutomba, The King (detail), oil on canvas, 51x76cm Image courtesy of Makiwa Galleries Franschhoek

Below, left: Cornelia Stoop, Bronze, 13cm x 18cm Image courtesy of IS Art

Right: Willie Bester Image courtesy of Moór Gallery.

at the Richard Pratt Gallery… Unit F, Fabriek Nationale, Fabriek Street 21 October - 13 November: Richard Pratt will present his solo exhibition, Outside Moving In. He will be there to guide visitors through his workwhich develops from the vast expanses of our African landscapes and the life that grazes its surfaces, to the ambient reflections of our inner landscapes of mind through the medium of abstraction. For more details, please contact the artist on 072 658 6740 or



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SA’s Best Ceramic Art on Show

During the months of October and November, Ceramics South Africa once again teams up with Corobrik and a few of Gauteng’s most prominent galleries to celebrating the medium of ceramics. These are the Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale (to be held at UJ Art Gallery), the Corobrik Collection Exhibition (at Pretoria Art Museum), and the G&W Sculpture Exhibition (at Arts Association Pretoria).

G&W Sculpture Exhibition – Arts Association Pretoria Ceramics Southern Africa has invited Gordon Froud to curate a show of ceramic sculpture from the 6th to the 23rd of November. The exhibition will cover clay creations both abstract figurative. It will not include vessels, pots or functional work; hence the focus will be solely on sculpture. There is no specified theme or approach, but a wide range of artists will be included. Some of the participating artists, include: Isa Steinberg, Lynne Morris-Hayle, Di Miller, Ann-Marie Tully, Allen Laing, Henrietta Ngako and Lydia Holmes. Alongside this exhibition, a curated display of ceramic plates will adorn the walls of the gallery. These will be made by professional ceramicists and other invited artists. For more information, contact Nandi Hilliard on +27 (0)12 346 3100 or

2016 Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale - UJ Art Gallery The Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale is a juried exhibition showcasing the work of many of the leading names in ceramics. Over the years, this exhibition has become one of the most prestigious events on the local ceramics calendar. This year, it will be held from the 9th to the 25th of November at UJ Art Gallery, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, in Johannesburg. At each Biennale, a major international ceramist is invited as the award judge, and this year, celebrated British ceramist Sasha Wardell, a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain, will perform this task. Ceramic art is fast becoming sought after by collectors. Boasting the cream of the crop in local ceramic art, this exhibition provides the perfect opportunity for viewing and acquiring top quality pieces. For more information, contact Cynthia Mc Alpine on +27 (0)74 703 4399 or

Corobrik Collection Exhibition – Pretoria Art Museum The entire Corobrik Collection will be shown at the Pretoria Art Museum from the 23rd October 2016 through to February 2017. Ceramics Southern Africa

was established in 1972 and has, for the past 40 years, provided a platform for members to exhibit their work and to promote an awareness of ceramic discourse. All works on the Corobrik Collection Exhibition have been acquired from Ceramic Southern Africa’s exhibitions. When the collection started, the Anglo-Oriental genre dominated with works by the likes of Esias Bosch, Hyme Rabinowitz, and Tim Morris. Following-on from this genre, there are works inspired by African traditional potters. One of the prize pieces is “Noah” by the late Bonnie Ntshalintshali, the Corobrik Award winning piece for 1988. Ceramics Southern Africa continues to seek out highly-talented traditional potters, to bring their work to the attention of the art world. Explosions of colour, low fired burnished works, the exploration of the porcelain’s translucency, sculptural pieces – all are represented within the Corobrik Collection. Well-known, contemporary ceramicists whose work features, include the likes of Hylton Nel, Wilma Cruise, Hennie Meyer, Nesta Nala and Andile Dyalvani. The Corobrik Collection is a wonderful visual record of the growth and development of both Ceramics Southern Africa and of studio ceramists and traditional potters over the past 40 years. For more information, contact Gail de Klerk on +27 (0)12 358 6750.

Top, left to right: Ann-Marie Tully; Hennie Meyer; Michelle Legg Bottom, left to right: Andile Dyalvane; Isa Steinberg Madoda Fani; Monica van den Berg



Robyn Penn, Monolith – Letter from Velåzquez to Magritte, (2012) Private Collection (Greubel)

Andre Stead Sentient By Ashraf Jamal The African principle of Ubuntu – we are whom we are because of others – finds its cognate in the Western world through an ‘empathic revolution’. Against the pandemic of narcissism, a disease and a culture epitomised by the ‘Selfie’, artists such as Andre Stead are asking us to return to a more ‘sentient’, intuitive, compassionate worldview. Preoccupied with the ‘ability to feel and to assimilate people, ideas or culture’, Stead has, as a consequence, transformed sculpture into an osmotic metaphor. His figures achieve this by allowing for transparency and letting the viewer’s eye literally pass through the sculpture’s body. In this way, Stead reminds us that self-possession and self-containment is an ego-driven and rational conceit. For example, the female figure entitled ‘Sentient’ is carved from an assembled block made of ‘one hundred tapered modular parts’. By carving this assemblage, thereby breaking the form yet again, Stead reminds us that we are composites, or porous conglomerates. While Stead’s approach is technical, his mind-set is metaphysical. The sculptures are ‘designed so that when the viewer is directly in front of the artwork, at an intimate conversational distance, the negative spaces align, allowing the viewer to see through the artwork’. Stead’s reflection here is curious. His sculptures are not three dimensional Apollonian ideals but, because they are perforated and therefore as much a thing of air as of substance, evocations of a more open-ended, more fluidly inter-connective ideal. ‘The transparent nature of the artwork is a symbol of our ability to be aligned with others in such a way that we can understand their pain or joy as if it were our own’, says Stead. A view at stark odds to that typically associated with sculpture – that it is a thing to be looked at and revered at a distance – Stead reminds art that art need not be reverential, that its beauty can and must also reside in its connectivity. And in this regard, his sentiment powerfully echoes that of Martin Buber’s I and Thou. Stead’s understanding of transparency does not suppose a seamlessly aerated bond but the struggle to truly understand others. His sculptures of men and women are the avatars or mediums for this great humane idea. His most powerful work, in which the human form is wholly abstracted – a blob atop a fretwork of legs – forcefully reminds us that human understanding is not reducible to the cognitively perceptible; that the human is the embodiment of a greater idea and not merely the sum of rational transaction and a balancing act of opposed forces, but, all the more, the enigmatic sum of a far deeper synergy. It is curious that Stead should attach this belief to a form, sculpture, which notoriously has shunned such an ideal. But then, contra the rational view of humankind, it is our atomic, porous, and boundless nature which, for Stead, matters the more. For him, human connection is not only possible by reaching outward into the world, it is all the more profoundly possible by turning inward and finding a universe of possibility within ourselves. It is for this reason that I regard Stead as a sculptor of the ethical heart and mind. An immersion in online platforms revealed to the artist the astonishing ease with which human beings disclose their deepest secrets and longings. And in this regard it is worth noting, after Tom Chatfield, that ‘contrary to popular belief, “sex” is not the most searched-for term on the internet. If you ask Google about “sex”, it will offer just under two and a half billion results: enough to beat most enquiries but, charmingly, still less than a third of the more than seven billion results for “love”’. And it is love – the love of oneself and the love for others – which, equally charmingly, has inspired the sculptor Andre Stead. Andre Stead’s solo exhibition, Sublimation, will be on display at Christopher Moller Gallery in Cape Town during October and November. Refer to the Art Times Exhibition Calendar for the exact dates of this exhibition.

Andre Stead, Sublimation



Detail of Andre Stead sculptures, Transference & Venus Construct Image courtesy of the artist & Christopher Moller Gallery

Introducing Giggs Kgole The Julie Miller Investment Art Institute presents its ‘Introduction Series’ On Thursday 15 September, the Julie Miller Investment Art Institute (Mall of Africa) launched their ‘Introduction Series’ exhibition program, with Giggs Kgole as its first featured artist. A monthly series of solo exhibitions featuring artists who have never before exhibited in a commercial gallery, this initiative is a first of its kind in South Africa. Whilst it gives new artists a platform from which to launch their careers, it has the added advantage of providing an affordable way for young people to start investing in art. Looking at his work, it is difficult to believe that this artist is only 19 years of age, having finished high school only last year. Julie Miller Investment Art Institute has not been alone in recognising this young man’s extraordinary talent. In supporting local artists during their refurbishments, the prestigious Mount Nelson Hotel selected a series by Kgole for permanent display. Kgole was born in Kutupu Village in Limpopo in 1997 and grew up in Tembisa. He went to primary school in Kempton Park where his father used to work at the nearby Kelvin Power Station. He then won a full scholarship to St John’s College in Houghton through the Student Sponsorship Program (SSP), and became the first in his family to pass Matric. His interest in drawing, architecture, film and design began early on. As a small child living in a


rural area, he used to run down to the river in the mornings to collect heaps of mud to mould houses and little tractors to play with once dry. The process of creating toys and games from found resources helped develop his creativity. At the age of twelve, he underwent initiation. This experience had a significant impact on his life and is explored in his artwork. This year, Kgole has had the opportunity to be mentored by William Kentridge. The young artist says that this has “allowed me to express myself creatively and has guided me through the workings of this industry”. His goal for the next two years is to make his presence known, to showcase his work and be able to support himself sufficiently through his art practice. The Julie Miller Investment Art Institute ‘Introduction Series’ is designed to work with new, ambitious artists such as Giggs Kgole and to help them reach their goals. With his drive, enthusiasm and never-ending creativity, Kgole has been the perfect candidate to launch this programme.

Giggs Kgole, Dream keepers (select artworks from this series), fabric paint on Fabella fabric, 36cm x 48cm each




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THIS PLACE - THIS SPACE A GROUP EXHIBITION FRIDAY 21st OCTOBER - 20th NOVEMBER 2016 Including Willie Bester, Diane Victor, Lizza Littlewort, Francois Knoetze, Angus MacKinnon, Louis Maqhubela, Heather Gourlay-Conyngham, David Koloane, Joanne Bloch, Nompumelelo Kumalo, Desmond Mnyila, Helen Timm, Jabu Masuku, Janet Wilson, Derrick Nxumalo, Alfred Thoba, Louise Linder, Thandeka Mathenjwa, Thulile Nyawo, Ncamisile Tembe, Sizakele Mbuyisa and Eunice Geustyn. C U R AT E D B Y

outoftheCUBE is an online exhibiting platform designed specifically for South African artists to share their work in the form of structured exhibitions.

Gwen Miller, Lab, 2015

A recent addition to the outoftheCUBE website has been the transcode link. This innovative page is dedicated to exhibitions that emphasise thinking and making processes, and new media works. An online platform offers an alternative solution for artists wanting to show the often more intangible aspects of their creative working methods, as well as providing a logical space for digital and video work, and for the documentation of installation and performance. One exciting project that was made possible on the site was the live-streaming of Nelmarie du Preez’s 3-week residency at Arebyte Gallery in London, UK, in June 2015 - transcode on outoftheCUBE was inspired by curator Gwen Miller’s ground-breaking exhibition TRANSCODE // dialogues around intermedia practice. This exhibition featured 12 artists whose work investigated the crossover between new and traditional media. According to Miller, “The art project, TRANSCODE, frames the conversation between digital and analogue media. Here, one medium’s characteristics may be seen to operate within another’s, such as a digital work enacting painterly motions, or a sculpture reflecting the qualities of an animation.” The build-up to Miller’s TRANSCODE allowed for the manifestation of individuality in the artists’ ways of working, and for fluid connections – both literal and metaphorical - to develop between the selected artists. They each undertook responsibility to record these different dialogues, and these documentations formed a necessary part of the physical exhibition. 22

Miller called for artists who worked both in traditional and new media, but whose creative processes were more and more influenced by digital technology, and consequently had come to include the reconstructing of ‘grey areas’ and the overcoming of rigid classification. This exhibition, held at the UNISA Art Gallery in 2011, formed the most significant practical phase of Miller’s practice-led research Doctoral process. Moving forward from that point, and in keeping with the pivotal TRANSCODE concept of traditional structures morphing into the new, Miller and outoftheCUBE director Mandy Conidaris negotiated that appropriate aspects of the physical exhibition be encompassed by the virtual realm, which resulted in transcode on outoftheCUBE. In an ongoing collaboration, these two curators will revisit the creative output of those original TRANSCODE artists who are available to participate on the transcode on outoftheCUBE page, as well as introduce the work of other artists who have an experimental and exploratory approach to artmaking. To date, the transcode page features the work of Colleen Alborough, Janet Botes, Nelmarie du Preez, Frikkie Eksteen, Sello Mahlangu, and Emma Willemse, as well as Millers’ own artwork. Miller’s father-in-law was a scientist, and during her research period, she inherited his laboratory equipment. This triggered her path forward into investigating methods of experimentation, and as a visual arts lecturer, she sensed that scientific exploration mirrored creative processes. One of her early artworks around

this theme was Wanderer (2010, fig 1). This has clear references to the Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich’s seminal work Wanderer above a Sea of Fog of 1818. Like the Romantics of that era, Miller had a fascination with the philosophy of the sublime, and this digital print represented a threshold of new discovery for her. The subsequently executed process work (2011, fig 2), along with her contemplation of various sentiments around the notion of family, led to the sculptural work Key to the family (figs 3 and 4), where she ‘showcased’ locks of her twin sons’ hair, collected over the years. Between 2011 and the present day, Miller has explored various mixed media techniques, from freestanding assemblages to acrylic painting on digital prints. Visually, she uses the laboratory space and equipment as subject matter, which symbolise creative catalysts and incubators. Lab, Studio Mindmap, thinkbox and Sketchbook (figs 5 to 8) are examples of this. These works are featured in Miller’s outoftheCUBE solo exhibition on the transcode page. But as importantly, in a spirit of mutual respect and co-operation, and as former colleagues, Miller and Conidaris have offered each other the opportunity to extend the first physically tangible TRANSCODE blueprint into an ongoing virtual project that will be stimulating, unpredictable - and constantly accessible online. SA ART TIMES | OCTOBER 2016


Gwen Miller, Wanderer (detail), 2010 –

Agapanthus (CT)

Saturday 01 October

Artvark Gallery (CT) Exciting new jewellery by ex Stellenbosch University and Ruth Prowse graduates www.artvark.org1

Alice Art Gallery (JHB) Art in the Garden

New folded and printed linoprints by Gary Stephens and bespoke lamps by Trevor Opperman Agapanthus-1685648945005941

Art in the Yard (Franschhoek) Where The Light Shines Through

Makiwa Gallery (KZN) Eatwell Gallery (CT)

Knysna Fine Art (Knysna)

Open Studio

Tribute to Old Masters

Makiwa Gallery 1 - Place Vendome (Franschhoek)

Fine Art & Sculpture for discerning collectors

Makiwa Gallery 2 – Pick ’n Pay Daily (Franschhoek)

Summer Sensation - Art in Full Colour 1

Summer Sensation - Art in Full Colour 2

Rossouw Modern (Hermanus) New Releases

Sunday 02 October

Absa Art Gallery (JHB) The Presence of Absence Absa-Bank/Attractions/Absa-Gallery

Centurion Art Gallery (PTA)

Monday 03 October

Abalone Gallery (Hermanus)

Tuesday 04 October

North-West University Gallery (Potchefstroom)

Inspired by Africa

Photography Exhibition / Landscape & mixed media

The Aardklop Arts Festival 2016 Victor Diane

Thursday 06 October

Ann Bryant Art Gallery (East London) Wood Turners Guild

Eclectica Contemporary (CT) Asanda Kupa: Un_Learn, my soul

Mogalakwena Gallery (CT)

StateoftheART Gallery (CT)

Fibreworks IV

Life. Body. Time.

Friday 07 October

The Cape Gallery (CT) Sights of Cape Town

Rossouw Modern SPACE (Hermanus) Solo Exhibition - Kali van der Merwe, Fabula Nex Anton Bosch

Saturday 08 October

Absolut Art Gallery (Stellenbosch)

Alice Art Gallery (JHB)

Standard Bank Art Gallery (JHB)

Derric van Rensburg

Sunday 09 October

Masters Exhibition

UCT Irma Stern Museum (CT)

Air: Inspiration – Expiration About-Us/Sponsorships/Gallery

Spring by Jill Trappler

IS Art (Franschhoek) Work of Time Cornelia Stoop

Ralph Johnson

Anton Bosch

Marlene von Durkheim

Monday 10 October

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum (Port Elizabeth) Beauty is all around us

Tuesday 11 October

Smith Gallery (CT)

Thursday 13 October

Solo exhibition by Jeanne Gaigher

Friday 14 October

Stevenson (CT) Wim Botha

Francois Knoetze

SMAC Art Gallery (Stellenbosch) ‘Plato’s Cave’: The Legacy of Kevin Atkinson

KZNSA Gallery (KZN) Main & Mezzanine Galleries: Spirit’s Response by Mongezi Ncaphayi

Goodman Gallery (CT) Diane Victor

Introduction Series | Edition 2: Kyra Pape

Association of Arts Pretoria (PTA) Desire

Richard Pratt

Saturday 15 October

Julie Miller Institute (JHB)

Dan Rakgothe

Artspace Durban (KZN)

Goodman Gallery (JHB)

Exchange and Artists’ Choice Award

Sam Nhlengethwa

The White River Gallery (Mpumalanga) White River Photographic Club

Tuesday 18 October

Thursday 20 October

Alice Art Gallery (JHB)

Graham’s Fine Art Gallery (JHB)

Oliewenhuis Art Museum (Bloemfontein)

Frank van Hemert - ‘Songs and Colours’

Alice Art Yearly Auction

Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition

Friday 21 October

Stevenson (JHB) Portia Zvavahera

Saturday 22 October

EBONY /Curated (Franschhoek) Five solo exhibitions will be on show

Moór Gallery (Franschhoek) This Place - This Space

Artspace Durban (KZN) Rowan Phillips Willie Bester

Wednesday 26 October

Willie Bester

Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection (CT) The Antidote

Thursday 27 October

Imbizo Gallery (KZN) – Imbizo ‘Pearls’ Grand Opening – Umhlanga

SS Goje

Julie Miller Institute (JHB) Karen Abedian: Nature is my inspiration

Saturday 29 October

The Christopher Møller Art Gallery (CT) Sublimation – Andre Stead

Alice Art Gallery (JHB)

Sunday 30 October


The Gallery at Grande Provence (Franschhoek) Andries Botha: Being Here (and there) Andries Botha

Bambo Sibiya

Art Absolutely Absolut Art, a reseller of South African masters and contemporary art has opened their doors at 19 Ryneveld Street, First Floor Gallery, Stellenbosch. They are celebrating their opening with an exhibition of South African masters art, including the likes of Maggie Laubser, JH Pierneef, Gerard Sekoto, Erik Laubscher, Pieter Wenning, Hugo Naude, Cecil Skotnes and many others. Gerrit Dyman (Snr), started Absolut Art in 2001 after spending 15 years as an art trader and consultant. Now another 15 years later the gallery has established itself as a trustworthy and reputable brand. The elder of the two Dymans has handed the business to his namesake and son, who continues to take the business forward with the same level of service and excellence. As an established gallery with 30 years of experience between the two Dymans, they are excited to open their doors in one of South Africa’s oldest towns, says Gerrit Dyman (Jnr). Absolut Art invites the public to visit them at their new premises, they are open weekdays from 9am - 5pm and Saturdays from 9am 1pm. The gallery can also be reached on 021 882 9296, or contact Gerrit Dyman (Jnr) directly on 072 699 5918. Visit www.absolutart. com for a range of the gallery’s latest art and news.

Aviva Maree’s Rural Romance Inspired by a visit to the desolated village of Skipskop, Aviva Maree’s recent body of work captures the heart of the rural Cape. Still lifes, street scenes, farmscapes and views from the docks are romanticized in pastel hues and subtle contrasts. In many of the artist’s pieces, blue-collar working women are the subject to which the eye is drawn. Domestic goddesses in voluptuous form, their features are softened by sensitive brushstrokes and a caring hand. “Simplicity is an art”. This is the philosophy by which the artist lives and paints; and indeed Aviva Maree’s paintings invite the viewer to relax in carefully composed simplicity, to focus on the singularity of a simple, beautiful moment and to allow their sunset pigments to quieten one’s soul. A solo exhibition of Aviva Maree’s recent work, Pigment will be on display at Stellenbosch Art Gallery (34 Ryneveld Street) until mid-October. If you are able to join us for the occasion, Michèle Meyer will provide a special address at the opening, which is to be held at 7pm, on 29th September. For more information about this international-exhibiting artist and her newest exhibition, please visit the Stellenbosch Art Gallery website at 28


Where The Light Shines Through Solo Exhibition by Duncan Stewart 1st to 19th October 2016

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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Beauty is all around us, Looking at how artists draw inspiration from nature, this exhibition of works from the permanent collection will display artwork that celebrates our natural heritage, 10/10/2016 till 24/11/2016, The Vibrant City, See the city through the eyes of artists. This exhibition will contain artworks from the Art Museum’s permanent collection that depict Nelson Mandela Bay, 12/09/2016 till 22/01/2017, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000, artmuseum@,

Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum Nellie Brisley Art Studio Student Exhibition, 28/09/2016 till 16/10/2016, Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition 20/10/2016 till 27/11/2016, Waverley, T. 051 0110525 ext 611,,

East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery Wood turners Guild, Wood turning is a form of woodworking that is used to create wooden objects on a lathe. Wood turning differs from most other forms of woodworking in that the wood is moving while a stationary tool is used to cut and shape it. Many intricate shapes and designs can be made by turning wood, 06/10/2016 till 22/10/2016, Southernwood, T. 043 7224044,,

Gallery on Leviseur Opening times are Monday – Thursday 8am to 5pm; Friday - Saturday 8am to 10pm; Sunday 8am to 2pm, 59 Genl. Dan Pienaar Avenue, Westdene, Bloemfontein 9301, C. 082 8352335,, www.

Clarens Art and Wine Gallery, Clarens Art & Wine Gallery, We offer Art & Wine lovers the best opportunity in the Free State to experience the widest range of top quality wine and unique artwork by various established artists at the best prices!, Clarens, T. 058 2561298,, www. Richard Rennie Art Gallery Watercolour or Oil Landscapes, Richard Rennie Gallery in Clarens has the largest selection of Richard Rennie Watercolour landscapes and Oil Landscapes in many styles from Real through Modern to Abstract, 275 Main St, Clarens,, richardrenniegallery.

Image: Derric van Rensburg Vincent Art Gallery The home of Contemporary Fine Art and the Masters. We also offer professional framing, décor, ceramics, pewter, semi-precious stones and silver jewellery. 8 Dawson Rd, Selborne, East London, 5201 Tel: 043 7221471 Cell: 083 700 4711

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

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Gauteng Johannesburg Absa Art Gallery The Presence of Absence, Solo exhibition by Mandy Johnston, 02/10/2016 till 28/10/2016, ABSA Towers North, 161 Main Road, Johannesburg, T. 011 3505139, paulbay@absa., Absa-Bank/Attractions/Absa-Gallery Alice Art Gallery Art in the Garden, 01/10/2016 till 02/10/2016, Derric van Rensburg, 08/10/2016 till 16/10/2016, Alice Art Yearly Auction, Invitation to Consign art: Closing for Consignments on Tuesday, 18 October 2016. Next auction: 20 October, 20/10/2016, Portchie, 29/10/2016 till 30/10/2016, Roodepoort, T. 011 9581392, info@, Artist Proof Studio One of the largest and most vibrant community and professional printmaking facilities in Southern Africa, accommodating up to 50 students per year. Hosting, publishing and collaborative projects with many artists and organisations each year., Newtown, T. 011 4921278,, www.

Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery Ashes to Life, Solo Exhibition by John Vusi Mfupi, Opens 29/09/2016, Bryanston, T. 011 4638524, info@, www.candicebermangallery. com/ Cherie de Villiers Gallery Dealers in fine paintings and sculptures by leading South African artists, Sandton, T. 011 3255395,, CIRCA on Jellicoe Castle in the air, Lyndi Sales, 01/09/2016 till 08/10/2016, 2 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805,, Crouse Art Gallery We at Crouse Art deal exclusively in original South African Art, specifically in investment art. We offer works from a variety of artists, Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, Hennie Niemann, Chris Tugwell, Andre de Beer and many more, Florida, T. 011 6723821, suzette.crouse@telkomsa. net, Everard Read Serendipity, Pauline Gutter, 01/09/2016 till 05/10/2016, Merely this and nothing more, Rina Stutzer, 01/09/2016 till 05/10/2016, Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805,, Fifth Avenue Fine Art Fine Art Auctioneer, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040,, www.5thaveauctions. Gallery 2 Collection Various Artists, Eric Duplan, Gideon Appah, Bambo Sibiya amongst others, 04/08/2016 till 01/10/2016, Parkwood, T. 011 4470155/98,, www.gallery2. Goodman Gallery Sam Nhlengethwa, 15/10/2016 till 09/11/2016, Parkview, T. 011 7881113,, Graham’s Fine Art Gallery Frank van Hemert ‘Songs and Colours’, Graham’s Fine Art Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Dutch artist, Frank van Hemert. Expression in colour and gesture characterise his paintings. The ouvre of Van Hemert is represented in many museums and private collections in Europe, 20/10/2016 til 15/12/2016, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869, graham@, In Toto Gallery The Order of Chaos, Keneilwe Mokoena and Audrey Anderson, 02/09/2016 till 10/10/2016, Birdhaven, T. 011 447 6543, megan@, Johannesburg Art Gallery Bleek, Richardt Strydom, Ongoing, Free From My Happiness, Sibusiso Bheka, Tshepiso Mazibuko & Lindokuhle Sobekwa, Ongoing, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130,, FriendsofJAG Julie Miller Institute Robyn Field: Great and Small Matters Alike, An exhibition about opinions, politics and the colourful weirdness of being alive, 29/09/2016, Introduction Series | Edition 2: Kyra Pape, A monthly series of exhibitions to introduce artists who have never exhibited their work before, 13/10/2016, Karen Abedian: Nature is my inspiration, Ceramic fine art featuring Karen’s “My Africa Series”, 27/10/2016, Mall of Africa, T. 011 5172526,, www.juliemiller. gallery Lizamore & Associates Gallery Transit, Tshepo Mosopa, 29/09/2016 till 22/10/2016, Infantry II | Kaalvoet soldate II, Haidee Nel, 29/09/2016 till 22/10/2016, Parkwood, T. 011 8808802, suen@,

Melville Art Project Dark Passages, Lighted Rooms, Featuring Andrew Ntshabele, Greatjoy Ndlovu, Solomon Omogboye, Mbongeni Fakudze, Robyn Field, Samson Mnisi, Andile Buka, Themba Khumalo and Toni-Ann Ballenden, 16/09/2016 till 14/10/2016, Melville, T. 011 7263638,, www. outoftheCUBE outoftheCUBE has recently updated their site to include their participation in art fairs, festivals, an international Print Triennale, and several pop-up exhibitions – please visit www.outofthecube. > ootc@real_life to see the fresh and exciting works we had on show!,, Sanlam Art Lounge Uitsig: Ahsley Walters, Walters presents a photographic investigation of the people and structures that make up Uitsige - a small suburb on the Cape Flats. Sanlam Art Lounge, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:30, Saturdays 10:00 - 13:00, 14/09/2016 till 14/12/2016, 6th Floor, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, T. 011 7786210,, SMAC Art Gallery Famine, Kate Gottgens, 10/09/2016 till 06/10/2016, Johannesburg, info@, Springs Art Gallery The Springs Art Gallery is the only Civic Gallery in the whole of Ekurhuleni. Artists can book the gallery space for a limited period and cover minimal costs of running the exhibition. Artists need to approach the gallery by submitting a proposal with portfolios of their works for consideration, Springs CBD, T. 011 999 8726/7,, www.artmap. Stevenson Portia Zvavahera, 20/10/2016 till 23/12/2016, Braamfontein, T 011 4031055/1908,, Standard Bank Art Gallery Air: Inspiration – Expiration, Exhibiting artists include Penny Siopis, Robyn Penn, Jackson Hlungwane, Gerhard Marx, Karel Nel, Tito Zungu, Lyn Smuts, Nina Liebenberg, Samson Mudzunga, Walter Oltmann, Lyndi Sales, Sandile Zulu, Mary Wafer, Madeline Groenewald and Christine Cronjé, 08/10/2016 till 03/12/2016, Johannesburg, T. 011 6314467, Sponsorships/Gallery Swelco Studio A revolving exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture and photography featuring a range of artists such as Ndabuko Ntuli, Patrick de Mervelec, Daniel Novela and Allen Hallett, amongst others. Shop L38, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, T. 011 0266586,, Touch of Genius Gallery Randburg, T. 011 056 9087,, UJ Art Gallery Othering and Resistance: A Visual Interpretation, This exhibition addresses the dichotomous relationships between the other and the normative, the way contemporary modes in the visual arts depict and contest otherness and the significance of resistance and activism, 21/09/2016 till 12/10/2016, APK Campus, Auckland Park, T. 011 5592099,, faculties/fada/UJ-Arts-and-Culture/UJ-Art-Gallery Yiull Damaso Artist Studio Yiull Damaso Artist Studio is a working artist studio where one can view both Yiull’s latest pieces and a curated selection of other artist works. Situated: 56 Buckingham Ave, Cnr Rothsay, Craighall Park (behind Corner Café), Open Monday - Saturday, Craighall Park, C.0 83 2340870,, http://www.




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I am Portchie

A fter 25 years, he is arguably the most successful contemporary artist in South Africa.

Exploring new subjects are testimony to the creative talents of this true master of his craft. His art does not know any language and is not restricted to space... in conversation with this prolific painter What made you decide to take your art abroad?

Where did Portchie begin?

I was born Jan Hendrik Viljoen and got my Portchie- name from school, but it’s more than that, I am a person of different varieties. In essence, I am just a small boy from a small town, Tweeling in the Free State, where I grew up with good values and good creativity. I grew up with parents who were creative with what they did in their lives. They taught me to look out, not just for myself, but for the people around me.

My treasured South-African audience is widespread and because my work is more than brush strokes and colour, consisting of joyful themes in simplicity, the international market is the obvious next step. My love for travelling made me not only a globetrotter but a witness to the exhilarating reality that my chosen themes are internationally sought after and celebrated.

People are important to you. How do you include them in your busy life?

Tell us about your first international exhibition in London

I have introduced myself on British soil with my novice solo exhibition called Joy in London from 1 – 14 September 2016 at the La Galleria Pall Mall. The exhibition was a resounding success. My international clients came from all over. The showcase evening was attended by at least 350 people. The success was evident throughout the exhibition and most of my work was sold. I was overjoyed with the foundation laid to build on in coming years.

My whole being is made up of beautiful people around me who make me smile and I return the smile with my unique art. It offers them more than just a picture. It shows and gives more – my paintings becomes a life experience where the audience feels a connection and an ambience of joy.

If you could describe your talent in one word, what would it be?

Creativity is my blueprint: To create work, to create interesting things and be creative in a lot of different ways. Not just one single aspect; not just painting, not just sculptures, not just cloth or jewellery. My whole fibre is made up of design. Sculptures are 3D images of figures portrayed in my paintings. The simple scenes of girls and boys playing are embroidered onto linen cushions, not only bringing joy but also create participation from savvy artisans from all over the world.

Where to next? Your paintings are bright, playful and colorful. Why?

I see joy in most things, I sees joy that can be derived from colour. By using colour, old images of my youth can be captured in a fresh way. An artist’s use of colour and the balancing thereof brings these images to life. My paintings are telling stories of joyful things around us, things becoming part of my life fibre … children hop-scotching, people riding bicycles, people reading. | 54 dryf road, ruimsig, roodepoort

My next exhibition titled: “Sunshine on a paintbrush” will be in Johannesburg at Alice Art Gallery in Ruimsig on 29 October 2016 from 10:00 – 16:00. A full collection of my bronzes will be on display and I will showcase some of my latest creations of applied art like a fantastic range of new individually made handbags with my designs on.

Portchie makes beautiful things happen.

What is a successful artist?

“The most important thing to an artist is to be unique and to do something only you can do in your way. If you can get that right then there’s something beautiful happening within yourself and also the people around you. I am Portchie”

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Pretoria Association of Arts Pretoria Out of the fire, Into the light, Contemporary Glass Exhibition curated by Lothar Böttcher and Ingram Anderson, 23/09/2016 till 12/10/2016, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Desire, Group exhibition curated by Johan Conradie, 14/10/2016 till 02/11/2016, T. 012 3463100, artspta@mweb., Centurion Art Gallery Photography Exhibition / Landscape & mixed media, Centurion & Midrand Camera, 03/10/2016 till 14/10/2016, Lyttelton Manor, T. 012 3583477,, Chris Tugwell Art Gallery The Chris Tugwell Galleries, in existence for over fifty years, showcase work from some of South Africa’s most exciting and talented artists. This includes paintings, ceramics, glass and limited edition bronzes and sculptures by well-known South African masters, Brooklyn, Pretoria, T. 012 346 0925, info@christugwell., Pretoria Art Museum Glass As Conveyor Of Image 2016, The artists Diane Victor, Liesl Roos, Berco Wilsenach, Retief van Wyk and Iaan Bekker take glass as medium to levels that force us to look at glass and see what it can absorb, project and convey, 22/09/2016 till 20/11/2016, Arcadia, Pretoria, T. 012 3586750,, St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery Rooftop VII “Beyond the limit”, 24/07/2016 till 29/10/2016, Thelma Van Rensburg Solo Exhibtion, Uneasy Bodies, 17/09/2016 till 19/10/2016, Brooklyn, Pretoria, T. 012 4600284,, UNISA Art Gallery UNISA Permanant Art Collection, The UNISA Art Gallery aims to provide quality, innovative, relevant and socially engaged visual art experience within the education and research context, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria, T. 012 4415683,, www.unisa.

KZ Natal Ballito Imbizo Gallery Reflections & Shadows, Exquisite new works in oil paint and ceramic by Jeannie Kinsler and Louise Jennings will be on exhibition at Imbizo Gallery in the Lifestyle Center in Ballito, KZN, Ongoing, Ballito, T. 032 9461937, info@,

Durban Art Gallery KwaZulu-Natal Collections - an exhibition of works from the permanent collection of the KZN Museum Services, various artists & art institutions of KwaZulu-Natal, 30 Anton Lembede St, 031 322 1163 Durban Art Gallery From Codesa to present, Various artists who participated in the Art Gallery’s exhibition based workshops at INK Creative Center, T. 031 3112264,, KZNSA Gallery Main Gallery: New Works II by Pascale Chandler, Marianne Meijer & Nicole Pletts; Park Gallery: Art In Action by the Watercolour Society KZN, 27/09/2016 till 16/10/2016, Main & Mezzanine Galleries: Spirit’s Response by Mongezi Ncaphayi, 18/10/2016 till 07/11/2016, Durban, T. 031 2771705,, www.

Makiwa Gallery Fine Art & Sculpture for discerning collectors - exhibiting renowned artists Makiwa, Royalene, Tony De Freitas, Llewellyn Owen Davies, Marlien van Heerden, Sarah Richards, Elbe van Rooyen, Ian Hertslet, Nicole Pletts, Coral Spencer, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Allen Hallett, At Botha, K. Nel, 01/10/2016 till 31/10/2016, Umhlanga Rocks, T. 031 5611194,, www.makiwagalleries. com/artists-umhlanga-gallery Gallery Umhlanga Framing specialist, Umhlanga, T. 031 5612199,,


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

Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery Our Heritage: Past-PresentFuture, Cultural heritage implies a shared bond, our belonging to a community. It represents our history and our identity. This exhibition presents a selection of art works from the Gallery’s permanent collection which reflect the diversity of our cultural heritage in South Africa., 22/09/2016 till 13/11/2016, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801, brendan.bell@, The Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery at Butterflies for Africa Memoryscapes, Di van Wyk’s “Memoryscapes” capture real and imaginary places in such a way as to invoke an almost nostalgic reaction in the viewer. Using mostly monochrome, but sometimes with a hint of colour in the paintings provide a different aspect making them take on a life of their own, 14/09/2016 till 31/10/2016, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3871356, art@butterflies.,

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

Durban Artspace Durban Rowan Phillips, 22/10/2016 til 10/11/2016, Exchange and Artists’ Choice Award, This is an artist-orientated event. We have fun and pay tribute to ourselves as artists. With most awards, the decision is made by a panel of judges and often strangely influenced and rather baffling. With our Artists’ Choice Award, only the participating artists can vote for the best work on show, 15/10/2016 till 20/10/2016, Kwa ZuluNatal, T. 031 3120793, info@artspace-durban. com,

Umhlanga Rocks

Umhlanga Imbizo Gallery Imbizo ‘Pearls’ Grand Opening Umhlanga, Isabel Roos’s latest project is a beautiful new Gallery space at Pearl Walk – Umhlanga’s first high-end, boutique shopping Mall. This exhibition opens with a bang on the 27th October. Artists exhibiting: bronze sculptor Marke Meyer and painters Sarah Danes Jarrett, Natasha Barnes and Nico Roos, 27/10/2016 till 30/11/2016, Pearl Walk, Umhlanga, T. 032 9461937, info@,

White River The Artists’ Press One of the largest and most vibrant community and professional printmaking facilities in Southern Africa, Waterfield Farm near White River, T. 013 7513225, mark@artistspress. , ww 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@, The White River Gallery Raw Imperfection, Maria Ziessler woodefired ceramics and Tony Fredriksson driftwood sculpture, 17/09/2016 till 11/10/2016, White River Photographic Club, Selection of photographs from The White River Photographic Club, 15/10/2016 till 07/11/2016, White River, C. 083 6758833,, www.

Western Cape Cape Town Artvark Gallery Exciting new jewellery by ex Stellenbosch University and Ruth Prowse graduates, 01/10/2016 till 31/12/2016, Kalk Bay, T. 021 788 5584,, Agapanthus New folded and printed linoprints by Gary Stephens and bespoke lamps by Trevor Opperman, 01/10/2016 till 31/10/2016, Kalk Bay, T 021 7883187,, www. ArtB Gallery, Bellville Mono/Lino: Printmaking Exhibition, Theo Paul Vorster, Jonathan Comerford, Clare Menck & friends, 21/09/2016 till 08/10/2016, Bellville, T. 021 9171197,, AVA Gallery Showcasing contemporary South African art in all media, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436,, Barnard Gallery Justin Dingwall: Albus, Aiming both to raise awareness about Albinism and to challenge the taboo that exists around it, this striking photographic series interrogates and offers an alternative to traditional notions of beauty, 23/08 till 11/10/2016, Newlands, T. 021 6711553,, www. Carmel Art Dealers in fine art and distributors of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings., Green Point, T. 021 4213333,, www. Casa Labia Gallery Inside out – an exhibition of WallCandies – a revolutionary press and stick high art culture see more at

Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery Contemporary South African Ceramics , Contemporary South African Ceramics as part of the gallery’s permanent collection, Ongoing, Civic Centre, T. 053 8311724/5,,

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

Potchefstroom North-West University Gallery The Aardklop Arts Festival 2016, The Visual Arts Programme at Aardklop 2016 consists of curated group & solo exhibitions, with participating artists from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, France & Greece, 04/10/2016 till 08/10/2016, Potchefstroom, T. 018 2994341,, www.nwu.

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

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Everard Read Gallery Cape Town Nocturne Participating artists include Andrew Barlow, Thomas Cartwright, Sasha Hartslief, Matthew Hindley, Syndi Kahn, Aliza Levy and James Nilsen-Misra. 15 September 2016 - 9 October 2016. Hijab Performed II by Shenaz Mahomed

DF Contemporary ‘UNDEFINED’ - Collaboration with the Dead Bunny Society Includes works by: Minien Hattingh, Alison Jean Shaw, Shenaz Mahomed, Laetitia Lups and Alexia Cocolas 083 564 1035 Eatwell Gallery Open studio, Working studio of fine artist Lynne-Marie Eatwell and Eric Oswald Eatwell, 01/10/2016 till 31/10/2016, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767,, www. EBONY/Curated Met Ander Oë, ‘Met Ander Oë’ by Larita Engelbrecht. Using collage Engelbrecht juxtaposes African mask imagery with images from contemporary consumer culture. Her work examines and critiques the ways in which the multifaceted meanings and functions of these masks have historically been reduced to ‘colonial matter’, 01/09/2016 till 29/10/2016, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4249985,, Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of antiques, furniture, bespoke pieces of objet d’arts & fineart, incl. SA Masters, Wynberg, T. 021 7627983,,www. Eclectica Contemporary Asanda Kupa: Un_Learn, my soul, Asanda Kupa explains “this body of work is influenced by a process of trying to unlearn things that I was taught by society…” , 06/10/2016 till 05/11/2016, CBD, T. 021 4224145,, Eclectica Design & Art Muse Montage, Eclectica Design and Art presents Muse Montage, an exhibition focusing on the various manifestations of the ‘muse’ in different creative processes expressed by the exhibiting artists, Mark Rautenbach, Lars Fischedick, Day Heller, Kathy Robins, James De Villiers, Dave Robertson and Dave Theron, 04/08/2016 till 22/10/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 4220327,, Eclectica Print Gallery An eclectic collection of South African and International Fine Art Prints and artworks on paper, Ongoing, 68 Burg Str, Cape Town, T.021 4224185,,

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Gallery F Specializing in Black and White photography, Cape Town, T. 021 4234423, gavin@, Gallery MOMO Geodesy (-33.923429, 18.413835), Geodesy is an exhibition that explores our endless curiosity with space and how it provides us awareness of our dignity and limitations, 04/08/2016 till 03/09/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 4245150,, www. Goodman Gallery Still Still, Misheck Masamvu, 15/09/2016 till 12/10/2016, Diane Victor, 20/10/2016 till 26/11/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4627567,, www. G2 Art We are a permanent gallery in the Cape Town CBD. Offering a diverse range of contemporary painting, mixed media and sculpture by wonderful South African artists. These include Anton Brink, Jimmy Law, Alfred Budaza, Roelie van Heerden, Cornelia Stoop and Nasser Zadeh amongst many others, Ongoing, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169,, contact-us/

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

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Mogalakwena Gallery FIBREWORKS IX “A feast for the eyes - an exhibition of innovative textile, fibre and mixed-media art by the national Fibreworks group Exhibition opens 6 October and concludes 15 December 2016 3 Church Street, Cape Town, between Adderley Street and St George’s Mall Parking at Mandela Rhodes Mullers Gallery Mambakwedza Mutasa, A selection of artworks and sculpture, 06/09/2016 till 31/09/2016, Cape Town, dion@theperfectstorm. 99 Loop Gallery The Icing Pink Ether, Solo exhibition by passionate painter and baker Alice Toich uses shades of pink as a way to engage with current South African issues. Toich is used to bringing people together with her work – baking for pleasure, and her art by creating empathy with pain, Hello Darkness, My Old Friend, A series of slick canvases & installations bubbling with black forms under fluorescent lights, ‘Hello Darkness, My Old Friend’ is Pretoria artist Louis Minnaar’s. In this exhibition, Minnaar stages a visual interpretation of sound, silence and the deterioration of our experiences over time, 28/09/2016 - 21/10/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 422 3766,,

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Red Room Art Dealers of South African fine art in Cape Town. Swing by our gallery in Hout Bay and adventure through our exquisite collection of oils, drawings, prints and sculptures of the most reputable South African artists like Robert Hodgins, Diane Victor, Wilma Cruise, Jan Neethling and many more, Hout Bay, C. 071 6021908,, Rose Korber Art Selected work available by leading contemporary artists. William Kentridge, Gavin Younge, Robert Slingsby, Deborah Bell & Claudette Schreuders, T. 021 4330957, C. 082 7816144, Gardens,, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery The Grand III, The Grand is back! The third instalment of this popular exhibition promises to be even bigger and better than the last two - all artworks will sell for R 1000. This is a great opportunity for young collectors to own art created by well established artists, 27/09/ till 26/10/2016, High Tea Ceramic Group Show, Catherine Brennon, Ralph Johnson, Kate van Putten, Margot Rudolph, Colleen Lemkuhl, Yvonne Martin, Lindsay Scott, Mervyn Gers, Julie Bowes, Tessa Pitout, Christine Williams, Theresa Wormser, Hennie Meyer, David & Sarah Walters, Liesel Trautman, Adela Friedmann, Sue van Rensburg and more, 27/09/ till 26/10/2016, Durbanville, T. 021 9764691,, S Art Thonton Kabeya, Eria Sane, Henry Mzili, Robert Slingsby, Khehla Chepape Makgato,Stanislaw Trzebinski, Adriaan Diedericks, Janko De Beer,Sara Gaqa, Nasser N.Zadeh, Vincent Osemwegie, Bastaan von Stenis, Michael Selekane, Dario Manjate, Paa Joe, Lioda Conrad, Restone Maambo and more, Ongoing, Hout Bay, C. 076 712 5240, olafbessenbacher@, Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection The Antidote, An exhibition of paintings by Jordan Sweke, 26/10/2016 till 26/11/2016, Gardens, T. 021 424 6930,, Sanlam Art Gallery Precious Paradise, “Precious Paradise” consists of a selection of works from the collection dating from 1843 to 2009. The title is derived from satrical series of etchings by Ada van der Vyver titled “Precious Paradise”, reflecting on the state of affairs in South Africa at the time, ends 14/10/2016, Bellville, T. 021 9473359, Stefan., South African Jewish Museum Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm; Friday 10am to 2pm; Closed on Saturday; Sunday 10am to 5pm, Gardens, T. 021 4651546,, www.

StateoftheART Gallery Life. Body. Time., A group exhibition capturing the joys, pains, fears and thrills of the aging process: the body is the lens through which we experience every living instant. Participating artists include Chris Denovan, Bettie Coetzee-Lambrecht, Jodi Hugo, Michaela Rinaldi and Janna Prinsloo, 06/10/ till 22/10/2016, Central City, T. 021 8014710, info@stateoftheart-gallery. com, Stevenson Wim Botha, 13/10/2016 till 19/11/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500, cpt@, SMAC Art Gallery Ipopo-Ipopo, Gareth Nyandoro, 22/09/2016 till 22/10/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4611029,, www. Smith Gallery Solo exhibition by Jeanne Gaigher, Situated at 56 Church Street, SMITH specialises in new works by a broad range of established and emerging artists and, in keeping with it’s unassuming name, aims to make art ever-more accessible to art lovers and collectors, simultaneously demystifying certain aspects of an often complex art world, 11/10/2016 till 19/11/2016, Cape Town CBD, T. 021 4220814,, The Cape Gallery Sights of Cape Town, Roelof Rossouw’s solo exhibition explores the city of Cape Town in transition; the central business districts at the heart of the Old City; Woodstock and the surrounding areas. Roelof has an eye for the complexities of the urban landscape, capturing the essential character of a locality, 06/10/ till 29/10/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 4235309, web@,

UCT Irma Stern Museum Spring, New works by Jill Trappler, 08/10/ 2016 - 29/10/2016, Rosebank, T. 021 6855686, mary.vanblommestein@uct., Wall Art Gallery Showing a selection of iconic South African artists who shaped a new pictorial language for South African artist expression, V&A Waterfront, T. 021 4181953,, WHATIFTHEWORLD Dear Europa..., 31/08/ 2016 - 08/10/2016, Qokobe, 31/09/2016 - 08/10/2016, There are Gold Flecks in the Lapis, 31/08/ till 08/10/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4472376, matthew@,

Art in the Yard Where The Light Shines Through, Solo Exhibition by Duncan Stewart, 01/10/2016 till 19/10/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280,,

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Wilna Van Der Walt Art Gallery My work is centered on the symbolical journey and I work by way of active imagination. My work is inspired by dream images as well as reality and include landscapes and African themes. 41 Fontein Str. Darling Cell: 063 658 0306

Moór Gallery This Place – This Space, An exhibition which aims to both challenge and enchant viewers while dealing with artists’ responses to our complex country and society. Willie Bester, Alfred Thoba, Francois Knoetze, Desmond Mnyila, Heather GourlayConyngham, Philip Rikhotso and Lizza Littlewort. Curated Julia Meintjes Fine Art, 22/10/2016 till 20/11/2016, Franschhoek, C. 082 6555308, www.

EBONY /Curated Five solo exhibitions will be on show, Zemba Luzamba - ‘Genesis’; Richard Smith - ‘Faceless’; Lisa Ringwood - ‘A Ramble of Plates’; Ardmore - ‘Tokkies and Tagies’; John Newdigate ‘Square Clouds in a High Sky’, Opens 21/10/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, info@ebonycurated. com, IS Art Work of Time, An exhibition of abstract land and seascapes by Marlene von Dürkheim, 09/10/2016 till 06/11/2016, 11 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762071,, www.facebook. com/Is-Art-Franschhoek-147031572033399/ The Gallery at Grande Provence Andries Botha: Being Here (and there), Being Here (and there) is an exhibition of four major works by Andries Botha. The Gallery at Grande Provence is proud to present this exhibition by South Africa’s preeminent contemporary sculptor. These works span 40 years of a glittering career, one made in each decade, 30/10/2016 till 25/11/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8768630,, www.

South African Print Gallery Franschhoek: Moore Gallery, 4 Bordeaux Street A Selection of South African Prints Artist: Lisa Brice Title: Buy And Be Modern Medium: Lithograph Price: R 9 300

George Crouse Art Gallery Artdealers, Old Masters- Adriaan Boshoff, WH Coetzer, Gregoire Boonzaaier, Irman Henkel, Hugo Naude BRONZES- Llwelyn Davies, Kobus Hatting, INVESTMENTS - Anton Benzon, Christiaan Nice, Hennie Niemann, Ina van Schalkwyk, Marie Vermeulen Breedt, Michael Heyns, Daily 9am to 5pm, George Eden Meander Shop 31, T. 044 8870361,, Cape Palette Artist Studio Selection of Contemporary South African artists of the Garden Route area, Ongoing, Heather Park George, T. 044 8708751,, www.capepalette.

The La Motte Museum Offers a cultural-historical experience featuring the estate’s history, architecture and the JH Pierneef heritage collection. Art Franschhoek Festival: A Sense of… a group exhibition of 20 local ceramicists. Showcasing bespoke ceramic pieces inspired by La Motte wine. On view in the Maturation Cellar of the La Motte Tasting room. Dates: 21 Oct - 12 Dec, Mon - Sat from 9h-17h. T 021 876 8850, E, Makiwa Gallery 1 Place Vendome, Summer Sensation - Art in Full Colour 1, For discerning Art Collectors of Fine South African Art by owner and renowned Artist Makiwa Mutomba. Also showcasing respected SA Artists e.g. Anton Gericke, Marlien van Heerden, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rogatschnig & Tony De Freitas, Zacharia Mukwira. Open: Mon - Sun 9:305:30, 01/10/2016 till 31/10/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762600,, www.

South African Print Gallery Woodstock: Dealers in Fine Art Investment Prints

South African Society of Artists SASA was founded to cater specifically to the practicing artist. We hold four exhibitions annually, Cape Town Central, T. 021 6718941,, www.

Atelier at 1 unie Private ongoing viewing of Contemporary fine art and sculpture by Johannes du Plessis at his studio, by appointment. Open studio exhibition. 21-23 October 2016. 1 Unie Street, Ongoing, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764382, johannes.,

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

Darling 100 Years of Fine Art Printmaking Artist: Brett Murray Title: Coat Of Arms Medium: Screenprint Price: R5 260


Makiwa Gallery 2 Pick ’n Pay Daily, Summer Sensation - Art in Full Colour 2, For discerning Art Collectors of Fine South African Art by owner and renowned Artist Makiwa Mutomba. Also showcasing respected SA Artists e.g. Anton Gericke, Marlien van Heerden, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rogatschnig & Tony De Freitas, Zacharia Mukwira. Open: Mon - Sun 9:30-5:30, 01/10/2016 - 31/10/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762609,, www.

Great Brak River Art@39Long Trendy boutique gallery on the Garden Route. Beautiful selection of art and craft on trend with national and international movements.Can also be used as a venue for special occasions., Great Brakriver, C. 082 5763338, artat39long@gmail. com, Gallery on 103 This Boutique “Gallery on 103”, welcome you to a vibrant and inspiring space in the heart of Great Brak River. A selection of Mandalas in pointillism, papermache, sculptures, quirky wire and stone work. Regular temporary art exhibitions by other artists. Wednesday’s 10:00 - 15:00 or appointment., Great Brakriver, T. 044 6203144,, www.

Hermanus Abalone Gallery Inspired by Africa, An exhibition with sculptors and painters - Hannes Harrs, El Loko, Nomthunzi Mashalaba, Pat Mautloa, Shepherd Ndudzo, Carl Roberts, Anton Smit, Susanna Swart, 03/10/2016 till 31/10/2016, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935,, www. Rossouw Modern New Releases, by Bastiaan van Stenis, Christiaan Diedericks, Hugo Maritz, Adriaan S de Lange, Arend Louw, Jenny Jackson, Roelie van Heerden, Obert Jongwe, Paul Stein, Stuart Dods, Henk Serfontein, Jono Dry, Greg Stock, Frans Mulder, 01/10/2016 till 31/10/2016, Hermanus, C. 072 7552033,, www.




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

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Rossouw Modern SPACE Solo Exhibition - Kali van der Merwe, Fabula Nex, by Kali van der Merwe, 07/10/2016 till 27/10/2016, Hermanus, C. 083 2288651,, www.

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South African Print Gallery: Hermanus Rossouw Modern, 3 Harbour Road A Selection of South African Master- and Established Printmakers Artist: Theo Paul Vorster Title: Unwavering, Medium: Linocut Price: R3 900

Prince Albert Gallery PArt2016 Festival, Prince Albert is host to the biannual PArt Festival, the Prince Albert Art Festival. Featuring a retrospective of the work of Jan Schoeman, aka Outa Lappies, and a contemporary South African landscape exhibition in memory of the late Neels Coetzee, an extremely talented and largely unheralded talent, 23 - 25 September 2016, Prince Albert, T. 023 5411057,, www.

Imibala Gallery ‘A Sense of Place’, Exhibition at Imibala Gallery in Somerset West, 3 September - 29 October 2016 This exhibition looks at how one’s experience of a place can give that place a very personal and abiding meaning and importance. Featuring artists Adriaan Diedericks, Andre Stead, Catherina Pagani, Catherine Brennon, Ferdinand Kidd, Gabrielle Raaff, Herman van Nazareth, Isabel Mertz, Jenny Parsons, Lawrance Brennon, Lien Botha, Mark Chapman, Mark Hilltout, Mary Visser, Mia Louw, MJ Lourens and Strijdom van der Merwe Contact or 021 422 5100

Absolut Art Gallery Masters Exhibition, Participating artists include Maggie Laubser, JH Pierneef, Pieter Wenning, Gerard Sekoto and more, 08/10/2016 till 31/10/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8829296,

Knysna Fine Art Tribute to Old Masters, Knysna Art Festival, 01/10/2016 till 09/10/2016, Knysna, T. 044 3825107,, www.


South African Print Gallery: Prince Albert

Bay Gallery Celebrating 10 years in Marra Square, Wonderful art by local artists who have supported Bay Gallery in Marra Sq., Bree St., Langebaan, 10 years in October. Joan Schrauwen, Sandy Esau, Antonia Velissariou, George Meyer, Gerda Claassen, Jannie Jordaan, Lerentia Basson, Daan Samuels, Elzette Welgemoed and Patrick Mokhuane to name a few, Langebaan, C. 073 3048744, baygallery@,

A Selection of South African Prints Artist: Chris Diedericks Title: Sandman Medium: Linocut and Blind Embossing Price: R 7 950

Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm; Saturday 8.30am to 1pm and Sunday by appointment only, Paarl, T. 021 8725 030, zetler@,

Stellenbosch Art Gallery Solo exhibition of Aviva Maree, 29/09/2016 till 10/10/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 8343,, www. Stellenbosch University Museum Group exhibition featuring 44 artists, 100 artworks, 40 geographic themes, Artists include: Pauline Gutter, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Zyma Amien, Robert Hamblin, Heidi Fourie, Vulindlela Nyoni, Ashley Walters and Strijdom van der Merwe. Organised by the Society of South African Geographers and curated by Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen, 29/09/2016 till 21/12/2016, 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch, C. 083 7009669,




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

Vincent da Silva Studio Somerset West, C. 074 1724359,, www.

Walker Bay Art Gallery Riaan van Zyl, Machinery / məˈʃiːn(ə)ri, 30/09/2016 till 16/10/2016, Hermanus, T. 028 3122928,, www.

The Art Square Studio/Gallery The Art Square offers a creative and social platform where the artist and public can meet. Solo exhibitions every last Thursday of the month. West Coast hospitalityeveryone welcome, Langebaan, C. 082 8538187,,

Somerset West

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

Art at Tokara Tokara Winery is currently exhibiting its own selection of Wine-Made Art from now until the end of the year, Ongoing, Crest of the Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, T. 011 7880820,, Oude Libertas Gallery The art gallery hosts the Afrigami Project with a permanent Art Installation called Reflections., Stellenbosch - c/o Adam Tas and Libertas roads, T. 021 8098412,, www.oudelibertas.


Palette Fine Art Gallery Palette Art Gallery specializes in bronzes and paintings from local artists, Lydia da Silva, Tony da Silva, Mariette van Velden, Claudia Meyer, Tay Dall, Carol Norvall, Ruth Brunskill, Winnie Eaton, Vicky Sanders, Leon Muller, James Cook, Wendu du Plessis, Carla Mulder, Carol Bradley, Jana Neethling, & Winnie Eaton, Ongoing, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8550908, paletteartgallery1@,

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

Rupert Museum Current Exhibitions, Showing a selection of 20th century South African and international artworks. On view are works by Irma Stern, Maggie Laubser, Jean Welz, Cecil Higgs and the Pierneef Station Panels, as well as contemporary artworks by Penny Siopis, William Kentridge, Stanley Pinker and Willie Bester to name a few, Ongoing, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8883344,,

Riebeek Kasteel Riebeek Kasteel - The Gallery Large selection of contemporary paintings. Only an hours drive from Cape Town, Riebeek Kasteel, C. 083 6533697,, www.galleryriebeek.

Teresa Decinti Fine Art Gallery V&A Waterfront Cape Town Contact: 082 432 5188 Eikehoff Church Street, Stellenbosch US Museum The Bible in Art, Artefacts from the Ancient World & The Bible in Art - as part of the IOSOT Conference 2016 to be held in Stellenbosch from 4 - 9 September, 17/08/2016 till 30/11/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8083695,,

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

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19 Vladimir Zagorov with Alexia Leitich 20 Ira Tolstaya, Vladimir Zagorov & Vera Mokravtcova 21 Lauren van Zyl & Beth Malatji


22 Nelisa Lhinkqy Bhumazela 23 Thembalethu Manqunyana



SIMULTANEOUS OPENING OF MULTIPLE EXHIBITIONS AT RUST-EN-VREDE GALLERY 24 Katherine Bull, Katherine Spindler & Gretchen van der Byl 25 FLTR Shafeeka Broderick , Chris Denovan, Christopher Starr & Kelly Greening 26 Jaco Benade 27 Christopher Peter & Chris Denovan

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Artist Aida Muluneh with David Krut Kevin Friedman Xander Pratt Neelika Jayawardane (middle) presenting a walkabout


29 Colleen Kosoy, Deziree Smith & Liz Biden 30 Helen & Richard Brasher with Deziree Smith



OPENING OF NOLA MULLER’S EXHIBITION AT THE CAPE GALLERY 16 Nola Muller presenting her work 17 John & Hildegarde Robert 18 Opening Speeches with Nola Muller, Marianne Alexander & Gail Dorje


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

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

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

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New arts district to boost Johannesburg’s cultural credentials By Cristina Ruiz A new arts district, the Keyes Art Mile, is taking shape in Johannesburg. Last month, businessman Anton Taljaard unveiled the first completed building in his redevelopment of a two-block area of Rosebank, a leafy residential neighbourhood in the centre of the city, which is already home to contemporary art galleries such as Everard Read and CIRCA. The Trumpet building has been turned into a mixed-use space with restaurants, high-end design shops, a private members’ club and a first-floor bar with views over the city. It also houses Johannesburg outposts for the Cape Town contemporary art galleries SMAC and Whatiftheworld; the latter is sharing its space with the design gallery Southern Guild. The building’s soaring entrance hall will host exhibitions, site-specific commissions and other projects. The organisers want to use the hall to create a platform for artists and curators: “We’re extremely open to ideas,” says Taljaard. He plans to tap into a network of art world frie nds that he’s made through collecting Modern and contemporary South African art. “If there is a curator who has a really great idea, they should approach us.” Taljaard plans more art spaces as he develops the Keyes Avenue area with a R1bn investment from his property development company. “We want to infuse the entire neighbourhood with art and design,” he says. Across the street from the Trumpet building, a lot that now sits empty will eventually house apartments and a contemporary art gallery. Construction should start in two to three years and Taljaard hopes to complete the gallery in four or five. Taljaard says that one idea is to use the space as a Johannesburg outpost for the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MoCAA), which is currently under construction in Cape Town and due to open in September 2017. Zeitz MoCAA “will need to have a presence in Johannesburg, so in time maybe we can deliver that”, says Taljaard, who is a Zeitz MoCAA trustee. Taljaard has spent the past few years working with Johannesburg Council on the precinct plan for Rosebank. “This development will create a backbone for the area so that when other people step in and develop their own projects they will have to respect the precinct plan guidelines.” These guidelines envision vibrant, tree-lined streets with plenty of retail, dining and art spaces. One person who has bought into this vision is Marelize van Zyl, the associate director of SMAC gallery. “It is clear that the Trumpet is aimed towards ‘destination shopping’, with a carefully selected group of restaurants, cafés, design retail spaces and galleries in the development. Here, the gallery will operate at the centre of an art buying market in Johannesburg.” Van Zyl says there is “a tangible air of enthusiasm about the city – now considered one of the art cities of the future (according to the art publisher Phaidon) – and we want to be part of it”. In a country with scant state funding for contemporary art, Taljaard believes that hybrid developments such as this one will enable art and artists to flourish. “I don’t believe in handouts for the arts,” he says. “I believe in creating an engine to make them sustainable. If I were to disappear and this development were to get taken over by someone else, maybe the next guy will have no personal interest in art but he will realise it draws people in and so it makes good financial sense to keep it.”

As South Africa’s market gains momentum, investor mixes galleries, restaurants and destination shopping in his Keyes Art Mile development

Inside Whatiftheworld & Southern Guild on the Keyes Art Mile - All Will Be Well framed photograph by Lakin Ogunbanwo, Lala Surma VI cabinet by Dokter and Misses, Spiniferlictus sculpture by Sanell Aggenbach. Photo: Adriaan Louw

Edited version of the original article, first published by The Art Newspaper.




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Highlight for upcoming auction: Peter Clarke (South African 1929 - 2014), SPACES, triptych, each panel signed and dated 1989, oil, gouache and ink over collage on paper, each: 65 by 50cm (3). Estimate: R 400 000 - R 600 000

Unique Eloff Sculpture Among Price Leaders at Joburg Auction STEPHAN WELZ & CO. | JOHANNESBURG

Fanie Eloff, Sitting Woman, signed and cast with foundry mark of C Valsuani bronze De Kamper, G.C, De Klerk, C. Sculptured: The Complete Works of Fanie Eloff, University of Pretoria, 2011, illustrated on p 95, no. 77. Estimate: R160 000 - R240 000, Sold for R266 000.


A one-of-a-kind Fanie Eloff sculpture that had seemed to have gone missing, a mid-Victorian silver tea service by the renowned Barnard brothers and an unusually large Chinese famille rose vase were among works that fetched prices well beyond their estimates at the Stephan Welz & Co. Fine Art & Collectables Auction in Johannesburg on August 30. Eloff’s Sitting Woman, inspired by the Rhine maiden of Wagner’s opera, Der Ring des Nibelungen, emerged from a South African private collection to fetch R266 000 against its estimated price of between R160 000 and R240 000. Only one bronze was cast of this artwork, and a good deal of mystery surrounded its whereabouts until it was finally placed on auction after he recently passed away. “The person who bought it has secured a real treasure,” says Luke Crossley of Stephan Welz and Co. Also in the Fine Art Session of the auction, the work of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef continued to command premium prices. His oil on board A View Through The Trees with an estimated price of between R500 000 and R600 000 was sold for R666 000. Two Pierneef linocuts were particularly sought after. With an estimated price of R10 000 to R15 000, Ysterkop fetched R47 500 and Jackdoring was sold for R38 000 against an estimate of between R8 000 and R12 000.

A mid-Victorian silver tea service attracted widespread interest. It was manufactured in 1854 by Edward Barnard and John Barnard whose business had its origins in about 1680. The brothers are renowned for the quality of their work, a fine example of which is their Lily font which was commissioned by Queen Victoria for the christening of her first child, Victoria, Princess Royal, in 1840. With an estimated price of between R16 000 and R18 000, the tea set on auction at Stephan Welz & Co far exceeded expectations by selling for R63 700. A standout item in the Decorative Arts Session of the auction was a late 19th century Chinese famille rose vase. Unusually large for an Oriental work, the 90cm tall vase has a globular body with elongated neck and is painted with alternating panels depicting figures at various pursuits, including maidens amid clouds, warriors, musicians, ducks swimming in ponds and flower-filled baskets among scrolls and dense foliage. With an estimated price of between R15 000 and R17 000, the vase fetched a staggering R115 900. At the other end of the scale, an unassuming Chinese blue and white plate painted with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl attracted strong bidding because of its quality. It went on auction with an estimated price of R2 000 and R4 000 and sold for R37 000.


Walter Battiss, Limpopo R900 000 – 1 200 000

Important South African and International Art AUCTION IN JOHANNESBURG | 7 NOVEMBER 2016 | PREVIEW 4-6 NOVEMBER | ENQUIRIES +27 (0)11 728 8246 |

As global leader in the South African art market, Strauss & Co holds records for numerous South African artists, including Walter Battiss whose African Figures sold for R2 562 200 in November 2012.


Strauss & Co’s Summer Blockbuster Auction STRAUSS & CO | JOHANNESBURG

Alexis Preller, Space Angel Estimate: R4 000 000 – 6 000 000

Strauss & Co’s much anticipated summer auction takes place at the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg, on Monday 7 November 2016, and includes what is undoubtedly the most important group of paintings by Alexis Preller to appear on the market in recent years. Preller’s stunning work titled Space Angel (estimate R4 000 000 – 6 000 000), built up in the artist’s unique high-relief gesso technique, and showing a disembodied aquiline head with sensuous lips, will go under the hammer for the first time since the artist’s estate was sold in March 1978. It will be joined by other pivotal works from Preller’s oeuvre including the early and luxuriously painted Breying the Riems (estimate R900 000 – 1 200 000), the Seychellois Archaic Sandals (estimate R200 000 – 300 000), the jewel-like Ritual Bull (estimate R80 000 – 120 000), the surreal Moon Suite (estimate R150 000 – 200 000), the symbolically-charged David (estimate R250 000 – 350 000) and the Tower of Babel executed in 1975 (estimate R500 000 – 700 000). The pièce de résistance titled Adam a long-lost work from the late 1960s, will be seen for the first time since leaving the country shortly after it was executed. This masterpiece by Preller has been repatriated from New York and will undoubtedly cause a sensation (estimate R6 500 000 - 9 000 000). 14

Prior to the auction, Professor Karel Nel, leading Preller expert and co-author of the respected monograph on the artist, will present a lecture on the importance of this group of works titled The Lost Prellers, at Strauss & Co’s Johannesburg offices on Monday 17 October 2016. On the back of the well-received Walter Battiss: I Invented Myself exhibition at the Wits Art Museum, three major paintings by this much-loved artist are also on offer. Two large scale panels showing the style-shifting influence of South African rock art on Battiss’s work have been repatriated from Australia. The instantly recognizable Limpopo (estimate R900 000 – 1 200 000) is sure to attract considerable interest from collectors. Extra wall power is provided by Cecil Skotnes’s monumental quadriptych Figure Panels (estimate R2 000 000 – 3 000 000). Its beautifully incised and painted surface ranks as one of the artist’s most significant works. Sculptures from Skotnes’s fellow Amadlozi Group artists, Lucas Sithole and Ezrom Legae, also highlight the sale. An outstanding work by Robert Hodgins, the country’s colour-supremo, will attract keen interest. Titled Howling at the Age of Dawn (estimate R700 000 – 900 000) it gives evidence both subtle and direct to Francis Bacon’s influence on the artist.

Sought after drawings by leading South African artists William Kentridge and Penny Siopis will no doubt attract competitive bidding, particularly as both artists are to be represented in the upcoming South Africa: The Art of a Nation exhibition at The British Museum in London. Strong works by Dorothy Kay, Andrew Verster and Norman Catherine will also be on view, as will landmark sculptures by Jane Alexander and Deborah Bell. Top contemporary artists are also brought to the fore with major examples from Deborah Poynton, Willem Boshoff, Walter Oltmann, Joni Brenner, Pieter Hugo, Gerard Marx and Georgina Gratrix making Strauss & Co’s summer auction unmissable. Important South African and International Art Monday 7 November 2016 at 4pm and 8pm Venue: The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg Preview: Friday 4 to Sunday 6 November, 10am to 5pm Walkabout: Sunday 6 November at 11am Enquiries and Catalogues: 011 728 8246 |


Penny Siopis, Lace Cloth R300 000 - R500 000

Important South African and International Art, Decorative Arts and Jewellery AUCTION IN CAPE TOWN | 10 OCTOBER 2016 | PREVIEW 7-9 OCTOBER | ENQUIRIES +27 (0)21 683 6560 |

As global leader in the South African art market, Strauss & Co holds world records for numerous South African artists, including Penny Siopis whose Hunting and Nature Scene sold for R1,136 million.


A Negative That’s Actually a Positive CITADEL By George Herman, Head of South African Portfolios at Citadel Global economic growth continued to soften as the first half of 2016 came to a close, leading to global central banks continuing with their extremely accommodative monetary policies. Following the surprise Brexit vote to leave the European Union by Britain, additional stimulus was deemed necessary and with even more cash being produced at the economic centre, interest rates declined to historic lows. As much as a third of global bonds now trade at negative interest rates. In such a world, real commodities become very valuable as investors turn to them as a store of value as opposed to financial assets denominated in depreciating currencies. Gold is already up more than 25% in US dollar terms during 2016, underlining this theme of real assets being preferred over paper assets. This demand for real assets is bound to benefit high-quality art as well, albeit with some time lag. Unfortunately only the top-end, trusted names will benefit from this search-for-safety.

Volume, value and other numbers Our panel of auction houses had 17 auctions in total during the first half of 2016, down slightly from the 18 auctions held during the same period of 2015. In all 2,340 (2015: 2,500) lots were sold at a total value of R118.9 million (2015: R132.3 million). Volumes/Number of lots sold declined by 14% against first half 2015 and total turnover value declined by a massive 21%. The average price per piece of R50,800 (2015: R53,300) also declined by 4.8% during the first half of 2016. This metric has held up best among all the data series, providing a general sense of well-being for the overall South African art market. The maximum price paid during the first half of 2016 was, once again, for an Irma Stern, this time for CAPI100 Half-year -0.1% 2016


“Portrait of Freda Feldman in Basuto Hat”. The R4.5 million hammer price was drastically lower than the R14 million best price of 2015. The nextbest prices of R4.3 million and R3 million were also drastically lower than during the previous half-year period.

CAPI update The CAPI100 was down 0.1% during the first six months of 2016. It is interesting to note that the smaller the universe and the closer to the “top” CAPI50 and CAPI20 showed stronger results than the wider CAPI100. During tough times, investors tend to go with what they know, the “old faithful” as it were, and hence the better performance of the top-selling artists. For as long as the oil medium is under pressure, the overall index will also remain under pressure. The oil sub-index is still 14% below the peak it reached during the first quarter of 2015.

Negative interest rates see move to real assets The global art market has been under pressure this year due to several factors, but the Chinese slowdown of luxury spending has been one of the biggest reasons. A clampdown on corruption and gifting has sent shock waves through the entire luxury industry and the art market certainly hasn’t been spared. Fortunately gold is attracting a great deal of real investor interest due to negative interest rates in many global bond markets. The graph below shows that gold is now the top-performing US dollar-based asset among those shown here, since the year 2000. Quality art will benefit as works by Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and Dave Koontz become assets deemed as good-asgold in storing value through difficult times. This is a unique example of where one’s negative is another’s positive.





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100 artists included in the index during this five-year period:

Ampenberger, Stefan Andersen, Nils Baker, Kenneth Battiss, Walter Whall Bell, Deborah Margaret Boonzaier, Gregoire Boshoff, Adriaan Hendrik Botha, David Boyley, Errol Stephen Boys, George Brigg, Mel (Melvyn Arthur) Britz, Philip Buchner, Carl Adolph Carter, Sydney Catherine, Norman Clive Cilliers-Barnard, Bettie Claerhout, Frans Martin Clarke, Peter Coetzee, Christo Coetzer, Willem De Jongh, Gabriel De Jongh, Tinus Desmond, Nerine Dingemans, Jan Domsaitis, Pranas Eloff, Zakkie Enslin, George Fasciotti, Titta Flint, Sir William Russell Garizio, Gian-Piero Goodman, Robert Gwelo Griesel, Hennie Heyns, Michael Ferreira Hodgins, Robert Griffiths Hoefsloot, Ted Jensma, Wopko Jentsch, Adolph Kentridge, William Klar, Otto Kobeli, Eli Krige, Francois Kumalo, Sydney Alex Langdown, Amos Laubser, Maggie Lewis, Dylan Madge, Don Mahlangu, Speelman Marias Wessel Maseko, Joe Mason-Attwood, Judith

Matthee, De Wet Mayer, Erich (Ernst Karl) McCaw, Terence John Meerkotter, Dirk-Adriaan Meintjies, Johannes Muafangejo, John Naude, Pieter Hugo Ngatane, Ephraim Nhlengethwa, Sam Nice, Christiaan Niemann Jnr, Hennie Niemann, Hendrik Oerder, Frans David Oldert, Johan Page, Frederick Paravano, Dino Parsons, Michael (Mike) Pemba, George Mnyalaza Pierneef, Jacob Hendrik Pinker, Stanley Portway, Douglas Owen Preller, Alexis Rose-Innes, Alexander Roworth, Edward Saoli, Winston Churchill Schimmel, Fred Sdoya, Carlo Sekoto, Gerard Sibiya, Lucky Madlo Siopis, Penny Sithole, Lucas Skotnes, Cecil Stern, Irma Sumner, Maud Thackwray, James Theys, Conrad Tretchikoff, Vladimir Tugwell, Christopher Van der Westhuizen, Pieter Van Essche, Maurice Van Heerden, Piet Van Wouw, Anton Vermeulen Breedt, Marie Verster, Andrew Clement Victor, Diane Veronique Villa, Edoardo Volschenk, Jan Vorster, Gordon Frank Wallace, Marjorie Zeelie Adelio


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Lot 520 Peter Clarke (South African 1929 - 2014) SANDY BAY (detail) signed and dated Nov.1969 oil and sand on board 45 by 60cm ILLUSTRATED R 900 000 - R 1 500 000

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Aspire’s First Auction Set to Soar ASPIRE ART AUCTIONS | JOHANNESBURG

New art auction house, Aspire, launches its first auction on 31 October 2016 at The Park on 7 in Hyde Park, a stunning new white-cube venue, in which superior works of art will be superbly displayed to best effect. With a dream team of knowledgeable art experts aware of the phenomenal global growth of the art market, Aspire Art Auctions is proud to develop the local art industry through its sole focus on great quality work, superbly photographed and presented in an image-centric catalogue design featuring articles commissioned from a range of acknowledged art writers. Aspire’s auctions embrace a wider range of historical, modern and contemporary art from stellar, high value items rarely seen on the market to eminently collectable works by younger artists who, in the expert opinion of its specialists, are worth collecting. Top paintings by Irma Stern, produced during the period widely regarded as the highpoint of her career, include the 1946 oil, Malay Girl, and two superb gouaches painted on consecutive visits to the Congo in 1942 and 1946. Alexis Preller’s painting, Profile Figures (Mirrored Image) of 1968, is so highly regarded that it was selected by the artist and Dr Albert Werth, the thendirector of the newly built Pretoria Art Museum, to be prominently displayed on Preller’s acclaimed retrospective of 1972. Its installation at the front entrance, to be seen directly on entering the exhibition, is keenly remembered by art historian and artist, Karel Nel, whose authoritative catalogue text provides unique insights into this rare work. Important works by artists who developed particular visions of the South African landscape include JH Pierneef’s Karoo near Hofmeyer, Hugo Naudé early Drying Fruit (1896) and his later spectacular eruption of colour captured in Springtime, Namaqualand. By contrast, interesting comparisons can be drawn between Maggie Laubser’s Portrait of a Woman with a Head Scarf and Gerard Sekoto’s Group Talking in terms of the artists’ astute observations of people. A wonderfully provocative erotic painting by Walter Battiss, which radically subverts the history of the nude as well as representations of race and gender, is guaranteed to cause a stir in the auction room. Robert Hodgins is represented by a range of brilliant works from his epic The Weather in the Streets, through Totems in a Desert and Studies of Buddies to HUSBAND vs WIFE. Erik Laubscher’s striking Still life with jug and apples was produced in the interregnum between his studies under Maurice van Essche and his move to Paris in 1950 to further his tuition at the Académie Montmartre where the Cubist painter Fernand Léger proved to be a major influence. In later painting trips through areas like the Kouebokkeveld, he and Stanley Pinker produced some of their most impressive paintings, examples of which feature prominently on this auction. 10

Edoardo Villa’s pioneering use of steel in combination with found objects resulted in a unique vision that forged European art traditions with African forms. Homage to Maillol, a definitive work from 1965, celebrates the fullness of the female form so central to the French modernist sculptor’s oeuvre. Four beautifully carved jelutong sculptures by the late Peter Schütz are fine representative examples from different parts of his oeuvre. Wim Botha’s conceptually succinct and acutely distilled sculptures take their inspiration from a vast range of classical and contemporary sources. Two early Cake paintings by Penny Siopis, amongst her most sought-after works, are sure to attract avid attention. As the artist writes, “oil paint’s associations with the body (forming skins, changing over time, ageing...) are stressed by the work’s ‘feminine’ morphology, an element that was to become a critical concern of the Cake paintings.” Diane Victor’s sensitive works produced with fugitive media evoke the fragility of existence. Impressive photographs by award-winners, David Goldblatt and Pieter Hugo, explore, respectively, questions of what constitutes a place in the South African landscape and the economically marginalised of Nigeria. Young artists are well represented with extraordinary works in a range of media by Zander Blom, Athi-Patra Ruga, Ed Young and Dan Halter. Michael MacGarry’s sculpture incorporating a film prop from District 9, with all the talismanic power of an African icon and a contemporary cultural fetish, is sure to be a winner. Aspire Art Auctions Inaugural auction | 31 October 2016 | Evening Sale | 8pm The Park on 7 | Hyde Park Corner | Johannesburg Auction preview: Friday 28 October 10am to 5pm Saturday 29 October 10am to 5pm Sunday 30 October 10am to 4pm Contacts: Emma Bedford | +27 83 391 7235 Jacqui Carney | +27 71 675 2991 Mary-Jane Darroll | +27 82 567 1925 Ruarc Peffers | +27 84 444 8004

Edoardo Villa (South African 1915-2011), Homage to Maillol, 1965, painted steel on a steel base, signed and dated, 145 x 50 x 39cm; 178.5 x 50 x 39.5 cm including base. Estimate R600 000 - 900 000.


SA Art Auction Sizzlers

Results, highlights and lots to watch

ASHBEYS GALLERIES | CAPE TOWN 13 October 2016 43 Church Street, Cape Town Tel: 021 423 8060 email: | email: More info:

LOT TO WATCH | Irma Stern (South African 1894-1966), Woman Wearing a Headscarf, 570 x 440mm Estimate: R80 000 - R120 000

PROVENANCE AUCTION HOUSE | CAPE TOWN 5 October 2016 6 - 8 Vrede Street, Cape Town Tel: 021 461 8009 email More info:

HIGHLIGHT | Cecil Skotnes (South African 1926-2009) Shaka Killing the Giant (detail), carved, incised & painted wood panel, signed, 151 x 120cm

5TH AVENUE AUCTIONEERS | JOHANNESBURG 16 October 2016 404 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park Johannesburg Tel: 011 781 2040 email: More info:

RESULT | Keith Savel Alexander (South African 1946-1998), Dune Cruising, oil on canvas, signed 30 x 43cm. Sold for R125 000 (10 September 2016)

RUSSELL KAPLAN AUCTIONEERS | JOHANNESBURG 22 October 2016 Corner Garden & Allan Rds, Bordeaux Tel: 011 789 7422 email: More info:

RESULT | Handspring Puppet Company, Joey Puppet from War Horse Theatre Production. Sold by Bonhams, London for £35,000 (ZAR 661,411), on 13 September 2016.

LOT TO WATCH | Lionel Smit (South African 1982- ), Malay Girl with Cuts, signed, dated 2010 and numbered 7/12, bronze, height: 118cm. Estimate: R 250 000 - R 350 000

HIGHLIGHT | Alexis Preller (South African 1911-1975) Profile Figures (Mirrored Image), 1967, oil on canvas, signed and dated; inscribed with the title Mirrored Image on a label on the reverse, 91.5 x 101.5 cm Estimate: R5 000 000 - 8 000 000


STRAUSS & CO | CAPE TOWN 31 October 2016 10 October 2016 Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Road Newlands, Cape Town Tel: 021 683 6560 email: More info:

The Park on 7, Hyde Park Corner Jan Smuts Av & William Nicol Drive Hyde Park Tel: 071 675 2991 email: More info:

Fine Arts, Antiques & Decorative Auction RESULT | Irma Stern (South African 1894-1966), Arab with Jug, 1945. Sold by Bonhams, London for £842,500 (ZAR 15,921,128), on 14 September 2016

Ashbey’s Galleries Thursday 27 October 2016 at 10am


HIGHLIGHT | Peter Clarke (South African 1929-2014), Sandy Bay, signed and dated Nov.1969, oil and sand on board, 45 by 60cm Estimate: R 900 000 - R 1 500 000

STEPHAN WELZ & CO. | CAPE TOWN 18 – 19 October 2016 The Great Cellar, Alphen Estate Alphen Drive, Constantia Tel: 021 794 6461 email: More info:

Adrian van Ostade (1610-1685), Man smoking a pipe oil on board, 25 by 18cm

Ashbey’s Galleries 43 Church Street, Cape Town Tel: 021 423 8060 email: email:


South African Artists Abroad ACHIEVEMENTS: Maurice Mbikayi was recently nominated for the 2016 Luxembourg Art Prize. A group exhibition displaying nominees work is currently showing at Galerie Hervé Lancelin, Luxembourg, until 29 October 2016.

EXHIBITIONS: South Africa: the art of a nation will be the British Museum’s first major exhibition on South African art that explores a 100 000-year history through archaeological, historical and contemporary artworks. It will run from 27 October 2016 - 26 February 2017, in London. The BMW Individual 7 Series with unique interior panels painted by Esther Mahlangu will be unveiled at the BMW Lounge at Frieze London, Regent’s Park. Further artwork by the South African artist will also be on display providing an insight into her creative work. Frieze London runs from 5 to 9 October 2016. The vehicle will be offered for silent auction with proceeds going to an art-related charity. Stevenson will present a solo booth dedicated to the work of Penny Siopis at Frieze London. In addition to a new film and new paintings, the presentation will include sculpture, photography, painting and drawing from the past 40 years. The London edition of 1:54 Art Fair will take place at Somerset House (6 - 9 October 2016). South African artists whose work will be represented by various galleries at the fair, include: Lucinda Mudge, Lien Botha, Jodi Bieber, Billie Zangewa, Justin Dingwall, Mustafa Maluka, Ernest Mancoba, Michele Mathison, Maurice Mbikayi, Gideon Mendel, Mohau Modisakeng, Cameron Platter, Alexandra Karakashian, and Nonsikelelo (Lolo) Veleko. Adriaan Diedericks has been invited to exhibit at XI VERA World Fine Art Festival at the Cordoaria Nacional Museum in Lisbon, Portugal (8-16 October 2016). Lucinda Mudge is currently exhibiting as part of VASE at Ireland’s National Craft Gallery, in Kilkenny until 6 November 2016. Moshekwa Langa is currently featured in An Age of Our Own Making, curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Solvej Helweg Ovesen in three Danish cities. Langa is also currently participating in Reflection III in Copenhagen: On Agency and Enacting Citizenship at Kunsthal Charlottenborg (now, until 20 November 2016). From 23 October, Langa will be in a two-person exhibition with Nora Schultz at Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (until 22 January). Advanced by a conversation and sharing of images, texts and references over several months, the artists have set up studios in Paris for a short residency, working in parallel towards this combined exhibition. Zanele Muholi is one of 20 women artists and designers from the African Diaspora included on Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary Life, a ‘reflection on style through garments, photography, video, painting and sculpture’. The show is currently on at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, until 3 December. James Webb is exhibiting a solo exhibition, We Listen for the Future, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England (1 October 2017 - 26 February 2017). Top to bottom: Billie Zangewa, Angel (detail), 2016, Silk Tapestry, 138 x 128 cm Image courtesy of Afronova Gallery

The inside of BMW’s Individual 7 Series with unique interior panels painted by Esther Mahlangu Image courtesy of BMW

Gideon Mendel, From the home of Comrade Abdul Rashid (2) Bemina, Srinagar, Kashmir, India, October 2014, (from the series Drowning World: Watermarks), 2014, Digital inkjet print on Hahnemüle Photo Rag 300 gsm paper, edition of 3 + 2 A. P , 122 x 90 cm Image courtesy of the artist and Axis Gallery

Maurice Mbikayi, Ndoto Ya Baba (The Dream of a Mute), 2016, Edition of 5, 110 X 165 cm Image courtesy of the artist and Gallery MOMO



The Man Behind Manzart & the Holden Manz Collection “Work is more fun, than fun is fun” – Migo Manz Visit Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, and you will be hard-pressed not to come across the Holden Manz Collection space, which is situated right in the centre of town, on the main street. An immaculately curated juxtaposition of high-calibre, South African, contemporary art awaits you – and will stay with you long after you leave. Migo Manz, owner and curator of this little jewel of an art experience, lives with his partner and two small children out on their wine farm, the Holden Manz Wine Estate, in the original old Oliphantshoek corner of the village. His life is spent finding and nurturing the best of South African visual art talent, having ample time with his children, and not forgetting the creative and hands-on input on the farm. Holden Manz Wine Estate produces a prestigious range of award winning wines, and includes a 5-star manor house country hotel, a spa, a winery, orchard and an outstanding vineyard restaurant. In his own words, “Family, farm and fine art keeps me happily busy and sleeping well at night”. Migo spent his pre-African life in the European creative hubs of London and Paris - working and breathing architecture, design and art after studying all those subjects in Stuttgart, Germany and at the reputed Architectural Association in London. His move to Cape Town in 2005 resulted in the immediate acquisition and opening of his first fine art gallery on Loop Street, which consequently moved to Franschhoek five years later. Thanks to his European experience, Migo was able to introduce the work of renowned French artist and photographer, as well as Picasso’s close friend and 6

collaborator, Andre Villers (1930 - 2016) into Africa; for the first and only time during the artist’s life. An instant success, Villers’ works were quickly snapped up by both Capetonian and international art collectors at the vernissage. Several successful shows of international artists followed over the next first years, by which time Migo had been in the South African art industry long enough to discover and sign up an array of local talents to finally move his focus completely onto the local thriving art scene. One of these talents who was not yet discovered at the time, is the now well-renowned and loved, collage artist Karin Miller. Let’s call it destiny rather than chance that Migo contacted her after seeing Karin’s immaculately beautiful, yet socially challenging works, on the cover of a magazine. The rest, as they say, is now South African art history. Migo’s main outlook on life is to create a positive impact on whatever occupies him – or as he likes to say, “Work is more fun, than fun is fun”. All of his exclusively signed artists are shown in his gallery at any time. This direct input and energy shows, as Migo and his team rehang the works on nearly a daily basis. He is adamant that his role is the one of a curator. Ownership is not so important to him. The joy and the drive surely can be felt among his team. Compliments and visitor-enjoyment is held in higher regard than a sale - although sales do seem to happen in good measure. So, what about the artists? Migo’s team allows the artists to be completely enwrapped in their creative process, as the team covers everything else after

an artwork leaves the artists’ studio. The gallery is small and yet the collector base stretches from local Franschhoek and Cape Town buyers to an evergrowing international fan base. All five continents are easily covered, with big collections acquiring exquisite contemporary, African art through the Holden Manz Collection. Migo sees himself as the ‘father’ to his ‘offspring’ artists – the parent who nurtures, guides, and protects – creating the caring and safe space in which free creativity can develop. This is in fact similar to the motto which Migo and his partner chose for their own family: “Be humble, be happy, become who you are”. And who are they, these artists? Well, besides Karin Miller, who is preparing her sixth solo exhibition with Migo at the moment, there is another digital collage artist. Caitlin Truman-Baker joined the stable only two years ago, but is already making big waves with her South African playing card series. Donna McKellar impresses with her large scale Karoo landscapes and calm, meditative paintings of old, abandoned buildings. Wildlife artist, David Filer convinces with out-of-this-world pencil drawings (“No, it is not a photo” – is a daily comment by Migo’s team). Lisette Forsyth enthrals with Capetonian street scenes, applied on an array of found objects; and don’t forget Luhanri Bekker, whose intense, large-scale portraiture awakens emotions in people so strong that they often walk into the gallery to Background: Karin Miller, Venus With Ship (detail). Foreground: Migo Manz with his 2 year-old daughter Hiro, and 5 year-old son Rothko.


“Do your own thing, believe in it, work hard, keep at it and be open for changes to be implemented. This is not ignorance, but an attitude that the only competition one should have, is with oneself.” – Migo Manz browse and walk out with unexpected addition to their collection. Marie Stander, whom Migo met through a collector friend a decade ago, is now preparing her fifth solo exhibition with the collection to be opened during the Franschhoek Art Festival this October. Hers are the finest of charcoal drawings, portraying her beloved Jamestown community, for which the artist is world-renowned. So, the long and short of it is that Migo’s innate ability to find the true essence of South African, contemporary art has made him a true ambassador in the SA art industry; and his influence has built The Holden Manz Collection into the pinnacle of art excellence. Go, see, enjoy, collect. We hear that you are working on a new project to promote contemporary artists, called Manzart. Please tell us more about it. How did the idea come about? MM: The Holden Manz Collection has been a contributor to the South African art scene for over a decade now – and obviously everyone with half a creative mind is always on the search to refine, develop and move the work they are doing onwards. We have been working for several years on the Manzart concept and are now ready to launch it toward the end of 2016 – a ‘three click’ sales website for South African contemporary art. We opted for a very local presentation in Franschhoek, which is intentional because of a certain sense of place and our sense of connection with this place.

However, many of our collectors stay in direct contact with us and the trust relationship we have established over the years allows us to search and find the right art pieces for our collectors, even if they live in Johannesburg, Berlin, South Korea, you name it. To facilitate an evermore streamlined process, we decided to begin This is the natural extension and growth of the Holden Manz Collection and our aim to present, nurture, direct and ultimately provide art pieces by a growing stable of artists. The focus has stayed the same but the platform has grown. There are numerous competitions, galleries and websites promoting young talent. How is Manzart different? MM: Manzart is Manzart. It promotes fine, South African, contemporary art to the world. I take it as a principal to never look left or right to see what others are doing. Do your own thing, believe in it, work hard, keep at it and be open for changes to be implemented. This is not ignorance, but an attitude that the only competition one should have, is with oneself. The world has become so accessible and at the same time so daunting – hence a strong focus on your own projects allows to stay sane, to keep going. It is this meditative outlook and drive, which got the Holden Manz Collection to where it is today. Top: Caitlin Truman Baker, She Chose Middle: Luhanri Bekker, Matata Man Below left: Andre Villers, 27 Below right: Marie Stander, From Frog to Prince


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