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The FNB JoburgArtFair Edition Neo Matloga, Mfo, motho ke setso (modified for cover), mixed media, 100 x 70cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Christopher Moller Gallery.


Award Winning Artist, Maureen Quin Solo Exhibition @ Stellenbosch Art Gallery 34 Ryneveld St, Stellenbosch

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CONTENTS Art Times 7 FNB JoburgArtFair 12 Afropolitan - Neo Matloga By Ashraf Jamal 13 100 Greatest SA Artworks Series Lisa Brice – Make Your Home Your Castle 14 Exploration Inspired Richard J Gunston’s Original Bronze Sculptures 16 Award-winning Maureen Quin & The Dance of Life 18 A Painter of ‘Presence’ By Hayden Proud 21 Artists’ Birthdays

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2016 FNB JoburgArtFair Let The Show Begin! 9 - 11 September 2016

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“The FNB JoburgArtFair continues to play a significant role in discovering the value that artists bring to society and has earned a reputation as the ideal place for those interested in African contemporary art.� – Faye Mfikwe, FNB Chief Marketing Officer The annual FNB JoburgArtFair returns to Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre from 9 - 11 September 2016. This year, the Fair will feature 80 exhibitions within 6 categories including Contemporary and Modern Art, Special Projects, Gallery Solo Projects, Limited Editions and Art Platforms. The selected galleries and organisations hail from 17 countries across Africa, Europe and the United States. This FNB JoburgArtFair heralds the new executive directorship of Mandla Sibeko: “Under my directorship I wish to see the FNB JoburgArtFair continue to lead not only South African audiences but the world’s appreciation of cutting edge African art�. Fair Curator, Lucy MacGarry chose to focus this year on East Africa as a dynamic hub of art making on the continent. The Special Projects programme will manifest as an invitational section that spotlights the artistic landscape of East Africa. This will feature a selection of leading artists and art spaces from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan. FNB JoburgArtFair Curator, Lucy MacGarry explains that, “East Africa is a vast geographical area with varied and often disparate social and creative perspectives and sensibilities. This year’s curatorial intervention will give audiences a first

step towards engaging in artistic developments and narratives arising from the region. Presenting both emerging and world-acclaimed artists, galleries and non-profit organisations our intention is to provide a catalyst for on-going research, transnational dialogue and future projects of significance.� Solo presentations by Aida Muluneh (Ethiopia), Jim Chuchu (Kenya), The Nest Collective (Kenya) will feature alongside site-specific works by Serge Alain Nitegeka (Burundi) and Sanaa Gateja (Uganda). But that’s not all‌ FNB JoburgArtFair takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Exhibition Hall 1 161 Maude Street, Sandton Dates: 9 - 11 September 2015 Opening times: Friday, 11 September: 12pm - 8pm Saturday, 12 September: 10am - 6pm Sunday, 13 September: 10am - 5pm

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Neo Matloga, Go Babja ke pelo III (detail), mixed media, 100 x 70cm. Image courtesy of the artist and

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Honouring Irma Wangechu Mutu, You Are My Sunshine, 2015

FNB JoburgArtFair Featured Artist – Wangechu Mutu

Wangechu Mutu

As the highlight of the 2016 FNB JoburgArtFair, Featured Artist, Wangechi Mutu (Kenya / USA) will be exhibiting a film and sculptural installation. The Kenyan born artist comes to the fair as the highlight of this year’s curatorial focus on contemporary and modern art practices from East Africa and its diaspora. Mutu has lived and worked for the past 2 decades in Brooklyn New York building what is today a globe spanning artistic practice. Though, she was raised and received her primary education in Nairobi before relocating first to study in the UK and later moving to New York in the early 1990s. Mutu is now back home in Nairobi where she recently relocated her 8

family and art studio. The move positions her among a growing list of star artists injecting a new energy into the contemporary art scene of East Africa. Mutu’s artistic practice spans performance, installations video and collages. Her aesthetic forms, which are best exemplified by her collages, are at once hybrid, fantastic and whimsical. Mutu has created a new world of creatures from decorative paper and magazine picture cut outs to articulate various metaphors of the human condition. All the great themes of contemporary art, gender, race, and colonialism are explored with refreshing nuance in her expansive dreamy visual world. It’s pictorial language she maintains across various technical fields, like film and installation too. Visitors to the art fair will be treated to an exhibition of two installations will include the following two works: The Sleeping Serpent, an elaborate sculpture first shown at London’s Victoria Miro Gallery in an exhibition titled Nguva ne Nyoka, a Kiswahili phrase which loosely translates to serpent and sirens. Mutu once told an interviewer that the work draws its inspiration, “from my deep fascination with the ocean and how being submerged in the sea can put you in a dream state.” This deep fascination, she says “turned into an exploration of mythology and stories from the coastal people in Kenya about women who can live on land and in the ocean.”

The other work Mutu will show at the FNB JoburgArtFair is titled The End of Eating Everything. It is an animated short-film Mutu created in collaboration with American singer-songwriter, Santigold. It is an allegorical tale of an insatiable beast flying over a postapocalyptic landscape consuming everything its path leading to kind of an implosive rebirth. First shown in 2010, the 8 minute long video was commissioned by The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. The work marks a culmination of all the important elements of Mutu’s work to date. Mutu’s participation at the 2016 FNB JoburgArtFair will be made possible the sponsorship of Keyes Art Mile. Keyes Art Mile is an art-focused spatial development project in the lower Rosebank area built from the corner of Keyes and Jellicoe Avenues. Designed to be the first precinct of its kind in Joburg, The Keyes Art Mile unfolds from its first iconic architectural site, the TRUMPET which will host a set of handpicked cream-of-the-crop Cape Townbased art galleries expanding Joburg, Southern Guild, SMAC and WHATIFTHEWORLD, along with complementing the cafés and shops. These galleries will be joined by well-respected Italian furniture brands, Kartell, Moroso and Cassina, as well as the FLOS Lighting Design Company to make of an artful lifestyle development mile in the Africa’s world class city of the future. SA ART TIMES | SEPTEMBER 2016


Nolan Oswald Dennis. Photo: Anthea Pokroy

FNB Art Prize Winner – Nolan Oswald Dennis The FNB JoburgArtFair ho sts an annual series of non-profit projects and events to create a holistic view of creative practice in Africa. These include, the highly coveted FNB Art Prize that awards an artist a cash prize and the opportunity to create a new project for the Fair; a programme of Talks – lectures, discussions and interviews, and the FNB Private Wealth and FNB Private Clients Lounge that features the work of a featured designer from the continent. Over the years, the FNB Art Prize has not only celebrated the work of shining South African artists, but has also been awarded to ground breaking artists from around the African continent. This has allowed both the Fair and the FNB Art Prize to enhance a creative dialogue within the growing contemporary African art markets. This year the coveted art prize goes to Nolan Oswald Dennis.

As a winner of the FNB Art Prize, Dennis joins a prestigious list of winners since the launch of the FNB Art Prize in 2011. The prestigious FNB Art Prize has since become one of the coveted visual art prizes on the African continent. The winning artist receives a cash prize as well as an opportunity to showcase their work in a dedicated space at the FNB JoburgArtFair. All galleries participating in the art fair are given the opportunity to nominate one of their artists for consideration by our jury. This year, the jury consisted of Zimbabwean curator and director of the Zimbabwean National Gallery in Harare, Raphael Chikukwa, FNB JoburgArtFair curator, Lucy MacGarry and Angolan architect and curator, Paula Nascimento.

TEDxJohannesburgSalon A groundbreaking addition and highlight of the 2016 FNB JoburgArtFair is the first ever series of TEDxJohannesburgSalon Talks themed on the contemporary visual arts of Africa. The

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FNB JoburgArtFair Select Galleries Present Salon Ninety One will be presenting a curated solo exhibition of works by Andrzej Urbanski. Visitors to the Salon Ninety One Booth can expect to see Urbanski’s signature large-scale abstract Canvases, composed of shimmering optically bending spaces in jewel-like hues, complimented by the minimalism, strong lines and illusory play between the planes and shadows of the Artist’s metal Sculptures. Since its inception, Salon Ninety One has remained dedicated to serving as a platform for the development of young, upcoming South African artists, and more recently a small percentage of international artists. A number of young artists exhibiting with the gallery have proven to excel in their respective fields, showing considerable growth and appreciation

over the years. The impressive positive trajectory of Andrzej Urbanski’s career over the last three years of exhibiting with Salon Ninety One bears testament to the gallery’s mission, rendering a solo showing by the artist a highly appropriate representation of the gallery and its work at this important African Art Fair. Andrzej Urbanski is a Polish-German painter & sculptor who resides in South Africa. His most recent solo exhibition was titled Mindgame, presented by Salon Ninety One during March 2015. The Artist has been represented by the gallery at the Cape Town Art Fair (2013; 2014; 2015; 2016) and at the Turbine Art Fair (2014; 2015; 2016). During May this year he exhibited alongside American artist Tahiti Person at Salon91 in an exhibition titled, Paths (May 2016).

The South African Print Gallery represents the finest examples of traditional printmaking techniques, including etchings, lithographs, screenprints, woodcuts and linocuts by South African Master Printmakers. Having developed as a rich, stand-alone medium with a highly evolved language, the editioned print has become a popular form of investment in recent years. Well-known artists from the South African Modernist period includes the work of the highly influential artist, Gregoire Boonzaaier, who was chairman of the New Group and also the founder of the SA Association of South African Arts. At the FNB JoburgArtFair, The South African Print Gallery presents his take on local flora in linocut, simply titled Plakkies. Those who relish highly detailed etchings should look out for Dorothy Kay’s beautifully executed portrait of a young girl wearing a detailed patchwork shawl, as well as Sthembiso Sibisi’s Amayazoni, an exploration of spirituality and the church in an African context. Tinus de Jonge’s talent for representing the South African landscape is once again made evident in his etching titled Berg River, Paarl, Cape. Maud Sumner’s work Ducks On The Seine offers a representation of the Seine River in Paris. Those who enjoy the bold graphic narratives of Cecil Skotnes can look forward to seeing more of his iconic woodcuts from the portfolio titled Beaudelaire’s Voyage, printed in 1975 in an edition of 75. Other well-known South African artists whose work will be on exhibit at the South African Print Gallery booth include Peter Clarke, Stephen Inggs, Brett Murray, and Pauline Gutter.

The White House Gallery will also be featured at the FNB JoburgArtFair, as it is an important source of South African and international contemporary art and modern Masters. It boasts a diverse inventory of authenticated prints, sculptures, paintings and drawings. World-renowned artists such as Jim Dine, William Kentridge, David Hockney, Joan Miró, Victor Pasmore, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol are just a select few whose work can be found at the gallery. The White House Gallery embodies the consultancy’s evolutionary progress. Offering serious investors, new collectors and browsers an unrivalled visual art experience. Art enthusiasts can find themselves rubbing shoulders with established collectors from both the corporate and private sectors, exchanging views and insights into their ever-growing and changing collections of art. No matter whether your intention is to start a collection or to add a unique piece to your existing collection, their skilled staff will provide professional advice and help you source your ideal artwork. The gallery’s art fair exhibit will include works by Jim Dine, among others. Top: Artwork by Andrzej Urbanski Courtesy of the artist and Salon Ninety One

Left: Peter Clarke, Tired, 1958. Ed 21/50. Image courtesy of The South African Print Gallery

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Afropolitan – Neo Matloga By Ashraf Jamal Neo Matloga lives in multiple time zones – present, past, and future. Similarly, he also lives between styles and art forms, seeing music, literature, and visual art as intimately connected. It is the drive to stitch the world back together, despite persistent rupture, which gives Matloga’s art its syncretic appeal. While he may not obviously work in mixed media he is nevertheless a collagist – someone who connects, makes sense of dissonance. As the Dutch-Tamil Canadian novelist Michael Ondaatje notes, ‘Everything is collage, even genetics. There is the hidden presence of others in us, even those we have known briefly. We contain them for the rest of our lives, at every border that we cross’. This is a view which Matloga profoundly understands. While deeply ‘nostalgic’ he is no sentimentalist. ‘This affection for the past has increased over the years’, he says. ‘I am of an age where (I) we are constantly accused of not knowing where we come from, but on a real note the spirits and the ghosts of the past still live in us. In a way historical and political context has become an everyday psychological experience for me’.

Genetic, psychological, socio-political, and cultural, Matloga’s ‘everyday’ world is also a world of ‘spirits’ and ‘ghosts’. And indeed it is these very spirits and ghosts we see in Matloga’s artworks. Deliberately de-faced, emptied of any peculiarly distinctive physiognomic facet, one might assume that Matloga is being impersonal, that his spirits and ghosts are mere husks. But then as Milan Kundera points out in Immortality, the face is but ‘The serial number of a human specimen, that accidental and unrepeatable combination of features. It reflects neither character nor soul, nor what we call the self. The face is only the serial number of a specimen’. A detail which deflects, the face, for Matloga, must be replaced by a greater Idea, one which rebukes the fetish of singularity and embraces a greater collective. Which is why it is Sophiatown that has become his country, his place of the imagination, his heartland. Moreover, it is a particular time – the 1950s and 1960s – which Matloga is drawn to, the time of writers such as Lewis Nkosi, Can Themba, Bloke Modisane, Nat Nakasa, Todd Matshikiza, Henry Nxumalo, and Eskia Mphalele, and photographers such as Peter Magubane and Bob Gosani. And at the epicentre of all this creative hub stood Drum Magazine, the apogee of sartorial style and urban cool.

But it is not only Matloga’s nostalgic love for what remains one of South Africa’s most potent creative periods – our Harlem Renaissance – but also the struggle which underpinned it that matters the more. The two for Matloga are indistinguishable; together they are our root, because struggle – centred on ‘identity, relationships, cultural dislocation, racial conflict’ – ‘still resonates today in the quest for a postapartheid South Africa’. Indeed, as Matloga bracingly reminds us, ours is a ‘not-always-so-after aftermath’. But if Matloga finds himself enmeshed in a paradoxical time of freedom and entrapment, of bigotry and compassion, it remains, however, the paradise of a greater and more inclusive life – one embodied in the romance of Sophiatown – which stays with him. That vision, however, is further enriched by a greater more metropolitan and continental vision. As Steve Bantu Biko famously declared, Africa’s role would be to give the world a ‘human face’. That ‘face’, however, is not one that is literally distinctive but imaginative, ethical, life affirming – an African Remix. Achille Mbembe captures this transformative power and fire in his notion of the ‘Afropolitan’ – a sartorial, knowing, worldly creature. ‘Afropolitanism is not the same as Pan-Africanism or negritude’, he says. ‘Afropolitanism is an aesthetic and a particular poetic of the world, refusing on principle any form of victim identity – which does not mean that it is not aware of the injustice and violence inflicted on the continent and its people by the law of the world.’ Therein lies the paradox which Matloga cannot shirk, even, and especially, as he seeks a greater lifeaffirming moment. While it is doubtless the creatives of Sophiatown which have greatly inspired Matloga, one should also acknowledge the on-going vitality of our music and theatre worlds and, all importantly, the influence of Sam Nlengethwa, collagist, jazz fundi, historian of cool, who has championed in recent years the power of influence. His odes to the jazz greats and our visual arts canon reveal a similar desire to enshrine history, nurture memory, and divine a future through the past. ‘Our way of belonging to the world, of being in the world and inhabiting it, has always been marked by, if not cultural mixing, then at least the interweaving of worlds, in a slow and sometimes incoherent dance with forms and signs which we have not been able to choose freely, but which we have succeeded, as best we can, in domesticating and putting at our disposal’. Here Mbembe’s view segues smoothly into Matloga’s quest. He is not enshrining nostalgia but reminding us that the past is not another country. Everything is connected, genetic, spliced sometimes crudely, sometimes effortlessly. It is this overlay of times and feelings which makes us – Afropolitan. Neo Matloga will be represented by Christopher Moller Gallery at the FNB JoburgArtFair. Neo Matloga, Go Babja ke pelo VIII, mixed media, 100 x 70cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Christopher Moller Gallery.

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100 GREATEST SA ARTWORKS SERIES

Make Your Home Your Castle (1995) Lisa Brice

Lisa Brice. Photo: Karina Turok (1993)

“Make Your Home Your Castle can be viewed as a representation of the questions that Brice is now forced to ask herself every time she prepares to go to sleep. Is the alarm on? Is the Trellidor locked? Don’t forget the Flying Squad number, 10111.” - Lisa Rasmussen

By Lyn Holm If you’re outside, the burglar bars command you to “VOETSAK”! If you’re inside, they command you to “RELAX” – relax on your cold, metal lounge suite under the gloom of your cold, metal reading lamp. The linens are embroidered with the flying squad’s phone number and the doormat reminds you to turn the house alarm on when you leave. Wherever you look, you are reminded to maintain your own security in order to “RELAX”.

With furniture crafted from mild steel and metal grating; decorative knick-knacks, doilies and a pile of overstuffed cushions, Lisa Brice’s Make your Home your Castle certainly seems ‘at home’ as part of a royal fortress. In fact, the installation was first exhibited at the Cape Town Castle (as part of the group exhibition Scurvy – The Secret Seven, in 1995). Whether the exhibition location influenced the creation of the artwork is unknown. Never-the-less, one cannot escape the irony of context, as the Cape Town Castle was previously the headquarters of the

South African Defense Force. Inevitably, the artwork’s placement within its walls alludes to the failings of law enforcement to make the public feel secure in their own homes. Whether or not the reader believes that security is fundamental need, is somewhat based on his/ her own paranoia, which is of course influenced by his/her own experience of violent crime. Lisa Rasmussen’s blog, Art is Moving, gives an account of the artist’s experience: “In 1990, Lisa Brice came home to find her housemate barely alive. An intruder broke into her Cape Town home, stabbing her housemate 14 times and leaving a scene of blood-stained walls and destruction. Following the attack, Brice produced a number of works where she covered homey surfaces like linoleum, tiling, and mirrors with paint and scratched them with razor blades – clear reflections of the violence she was exposed to.” Make your Home your Castle is no doubt the most sardonic of Brice’s artistic reactions to this event. It clearly points to her own paranoia, projected in resonance with many South Africans’ shared feelings towards violent crime. In making our fortresses seem ridiculous, Make your Home your Castle questions the sense in living in one’s own captivity… But why concern yourself with such things when you have your own safety to worry about. Just “RELAX”. Lisa Brice, Make Your Home Your Castle, 1995, mixed media Sources Consulted: Rasmussen, Lisa. 2009. Humans, Fear and Violence. Art is Moving (Online), July 6. Available: http://artismoving.org/2009/07/humansfear-and-violence/ [2016, August 18]. | Rosengarten, Ruth. 1996. Don’t Mess With Mister In-between. Ruth Rosengarten (Online). Available: http:// ruthrosengarten.com/dont-mess-with-mister-in-between/ [2016, August 18].

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Exploration Inspired Richard J Gunston’s Work in progress

Original Bronze Sculpture

“I need to create sculptures, especially animals, that invoke emotion, show soul and gentleness; showing that they are intellectual and the most beautiful of God’s creations. If you take the time to truly watch and understand, you will see character traits, emotions and affection akin to that of any human. How can you not have the utmost empathy and compassion and be truly blessed to be part of their world. To achieve this in bronze is a privilege.” – Richard J Gunston

Born 1966 in Humansdorp during the days of gravel roads and box carts, playing in leislote and putting coins on steam train tracks for fun, Richard J Gunston has always been very much the outdoors individual. He pursued a horticultural career, although his passion has always been wildlife. With the subsequent management of a private estate, a stately National Monument Manor in Noordhoek surrounded by history and nature, Richard could not have found a better niche for his interests. A passion for nature has taken the artist to hiking: the Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest Base Camp in the 14

Himalayas; the Inca Trail through the Peruvian Andes to Macchu Picchu; an Amazonian Reserve; Rajasthan in India; circumventing Spitsbergen beyond the Arctic circle; road-tripping around Iceland coastline, Bali, the Komodo Islands, Cambodia, Thailand and more… The bucket list grows with each new experience. During his travels, Richard has made makes a point of viewing the magnificence of Michaelangelo’s work in the Akademie, Italy; as well as the creations of Bernini, Raphael and Bottichelli in the Vatican. He could not help but be inspired by the extreme talents of these men. Self-taught, with a keen eye for detail,

a highly analytical mind and a heart to achieve; to create is what Richard yearns for the most. Richard has tried his hand at birds and wildlife. He has a passion for horses and is keen to try more challenging forms - whether they be human, contemporary, or even functional artworks. He states “It gives me great pleasure to create something from nothing, see it through to fruition and then be blessed by the highest honour that I can receive – that someone would like a piece in their home. The earnings allows a destination and a dream to be pursued. What more could I possibly ask for.” SA ART TIMES | SEPTEMBER 2016


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Award-winning Maureen Quin & The Dance of Life “Maureen Quin is an artist worthy of our acclamation; one of South Africa’s most prolific and accomplished sculptors, an insightful voice for the light as well as the darkness in man, and a superb benchmark of creative energy and discipline over six decades. I hold her and her work in the highest regard.” - Muller Ballot In 1954 an enthusiastic young Maureen Quin began her career as a professional sculptress. Today, sixtytwo years later, her sculptures are on view at the Quin Sculpture Garden and Gallery in Alexandria in the Eastern Cape. Working in relative isolation, uninhibited by trends, Maureen has produced realistic work like commissions of Nelson Mandela (Rhodes University and the University of New South Wales in Australia) and expressive work like The Hunt Series, a commentary on the ecological degradation perpetrated by man. Maureen’s inspiration is the human form; the relationships between man and his predicament. Her sculptures begin with a vague emotion – either of disgust or pleasure. “I play around with an idea until it takes shape. I then sketch the concept till I feel it is sculpturally viable – that it is pleasing compositionally in form and space – and that it conveys my thoughts sufficiently.” 2014 saw a series of retrospectives exhibited, at various venues in South Africa. Maureen Quin: The Retrospective Year, curated by Virginia Reed, was launched in Bloemfontein, at the Oliewenhuis Museum, and in 2015 final exhibition was at The GFI Gallery in Park Street, Mill Park Port Elizabeth. To celebrate Maureen Quin’s achievements a book, Quin Sculpture; Sixty Decades of Sculptural Excellence, has been published. On the 29th of June 2016, Maureen Quin was awarded an Honourary Award by The South African Academy of Science and Art for her contribution to Visual Art (Sculpture). In her acceptance speech, Maureen emphasised that it is this kind of recognition that makes dedication to her career worthwhile and inspires her to continue sculpting. Maureen Quin’s exhibition opens at Stellenbosch Art Gallery (34 Ryneveld Street), on Saturday the 10th of September 2016, at 11am. The artist will deliver the opening address. The title of Maureen Quin’s exhibition at Stellenbosch Art Gallery, is inspired by her love of ballet and dance in general. The title, “The Dance of Life”, comes from the medallion which she created for insertion into the cover of the collector’s edition of her book on her career. She feels it encapsulates the energy of life and ever-changing human relationships. Her latest work, In the Beginning, will also be on view, an exciting new trend in her abstract expressive mould. The exhibition consists of 15 bronzes supported by drawings in pencil and charcoal.

Left: Maureen Quin, Ballet Couple (shown here without its base), 2015, bronze, H700mm x W190mm x D230mm Right: Maureen Quin, Joyous (shown here without its base), 2015, bronze, H405mm x W200mm x D120mm

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A Painter of ‘Presence’

By Hayden Proud Fiona Metcalfe is an intensely private painter who usually works quietly and often at great length on commissions for specific clients. Unlike other artists of lesser ability and higher output, she seems wholly disengaged from the usual ego-driven ambitions of high-profile careerism, and craving for recognition that one witnesses in many artists who ride the roundabouts of local and international exhibitions of contemporary art. Her paintings, furthermore, at least until now, have always vanished into the seclusion of the intimate spaces of private homes. Concerned with family life and personal life, her paintings have, ironically, never been seen in galleries or public spaces before. Metcalfe’s temperament, reticence and quiet dedication to her painting make her seem like one of those immensely talented but retiring ‘little Masters’ of the Dutch Golden Age, who while engaged at home with their ‘craft’, were at the same time fully involved in dynamics of domesticity or running a business. She even calls to mind Jane Austen, who ran a tidy, efficient home while deftly concealing the labour of writing a major novel under the blotter on her desk. Metcalfe’s near non-profile seems all the more unusual given her academic credentials and the recognition accorded her talents in both painting and sculpture when she studied at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. Personal temperament aside, it is perhaps also the exacting demands of oil painting in meticulously applied layers and glazes and the intimacy of her subject-matter that defines much of her persona as a painter. Encountering one of Metcalfe’s portraits in her studio or in a private home and physically confronting 18

it in the flesh, as it were, is a vastly different experience from seeing it photographically reproduced, reduced in scale and recontextualised, as you are indeed now doing as your eye wanders in a cursory fashion over the illustrations of her work on these pliable paper pages. It is a common fault of any photograph of a photo-based painting that it immediately translates the painting back into a photograph. The perils of seeing any painting, especially a realist one, in reproduction are supposedly understood, but in this age of camera phones, plasma screens and highresolution digital images, any logic or thought about the complex layering of the visual is almost always short-circuited by our common default position, which is ultimately one of cognitive laziness. We resist thought, and continue in a compulsive fashion to make hasty aesthetic judgements based on any facsimile of the original before us, no matter its quality. Casting obvious distortions of focus, scale, colour and dot matrixes aside, we con ourselves into believing that we have experienced and apprehended the ‘reality’ of the unique work of art, when in actuality we have compromised with something that is in fact less. In photo-reproduction, as already noted, a painting ironically becomes a photograph once more. However, for all the digital ‘stitchings’ and the momentum of high technology imaging that we see today, realist painting of integrity such as Metcalfe’s consistently trumps the challenges that the invention of photography has continually posed to painting’s standing. This of course is an issue that we have now lived with since the middle of the 1800s. Indeed, as we are now discovering, Old Master painters like Vermeer were making use of optical devices and lenses to add levels and areas of visual complexity to

their paintings that predate the birth of photography two hundred years later. Metcalfe’s portrait paintings, like all paintings that use the camera as a tool and which condense the visual information contained within many photographs into a single image, have a density about them that the monocular vision of the camera alone is incapable of conveying. All too often, a decision is taken to commission a portrait of a deceased person after the fact of their death. Any artist who undertakes such a commission is immediately on slippery ground. The challenges of such an undertaking are immense; the potential for dissatisfaction on the part of a bereaved patron is great. Unable to work from live sittings or first-hand photographs of their own taking, an artist has to resort to the use of collected photographs taken while the sitter was still alive. These can be depressingly daunting in their randomness and their lack of detail.

Top: Fiona Metcalfe in her studio Photo: Julia Saker

Below: Fiona Metcalfe Untitled Portrait - Detail (Mike Hall photography)

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It was Roland Barthes in his essay Camera Lucida (1980) who demonstrated that it is photography’s relationship to our desires, as well as to death and memory, which has made it such a compelling presence in our lives. Barthes intended his essay partly as a meditation on the essence and nature of photographs, and also a eulogy on his late mother. Photographs fix the passing of the present and temporarily halt the process of decay we call ‘time’. They are often the only reminders that we have of happy events; of family gatherings or of the vanished face of a deceased loved one. We also know that informal portrait photographs, the snapshots of family albums, are often incomplete, out-of-focus and limited by the camera’s monocular eye. We often make subjective judgements on these pictures as being either a ‘good’ or ‘bad’, based on our fading memories of the person represented.

Metcalfe’s ability to work creatively within the deficiencies of such informal, ‘happy snaps’ that were never intended to be used for such a purpose is remarkable. The subtle invention and idealisation with which she makes good the lacunae and defects that these images present is evidence of a highly developed visual acuity. Metcalfe’s latest portrait, this time of a well-known public figure, the late Frederik van Zyl Slabbert (1940-2010), was recently commissioned by Stellenbosch University. It is not only a painting that breaks with the private nature of most of her previous commissions, but it marks her ‘coming out’ as one of South Africa’s most impressive portrait painters. At the same time it is a painting of ‘presence’ that affirms in no uncertain terms the superiority of painting over photography. After dwelling on these thoughts and making comparisons between Metcalfe’s portraits and the efforts of others working within this formal and rather tired academic genre, one has to conclude that hers is a quite an achievement. Hayden Proud is a Senior Curator at the Iziko SA National Gallery. He taught Art History and painting at the Foundation School of Art on a part-time basis in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Top: George Steyn and Family (Mike Hall photography)

Right: Stellenbosch University Chancellor Dr. Frederick van Zyl Slabbert (detail) (Anton Jooste photography)

Next page: Tessa van der Westhuizen (detail) (Mike Hall photography)

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ART TIMES ARTISTS’ BIRTHDAYS

Pieter Wenning

9 September 1873 – 24 January 1921

“He painted out of doors, and even the heavy rains and cutting winds of Friesland could not daunt him” – Gregoire Boonzaier & Lippy Lipschitz Pieter Willem Frederik Wenning was born in The Hague, Southern Holland, to a family of artists and dealers in art materials. Cousin Ype Wenning, a well-known Frisian painter, encouraged his drawing ability from a young age. His parents persuaded him not to become a professional artist, so he joined the Dutch Railways and painted in his spare time. He married a young widow with two children; and in 1905, they moved to Pretoria so that Wenning could work for De Bussy’s Bookshop and translate for the Supreme Court there. In 1911, he joined the art group ‘The Individualists’ and exhibited with them in Pretoria. On a visit to Cape Town in 1913, he met DC Boonzaier who encouraged his talent the most of all his prominent artist friends. In 1916, Johannesburg auctioneer Ernest Lezard allowed Wenning a second painting trip to the Cape, to be paid back with an auction of all paintings produced on the trip. From 1916 to 1919, Wenning painted 300 - 400 oils. His wife then died and his own health deteriorated. Despite his friends’ efforts to care for him, he would still paint outdoors in the worst weather. During Wenning’s last visit to the Cape in 1920, he collapsed while out painting. His son brought him back to Pretoria, to Zuid Afrikaanse Hospitaal, where he passed away a short time later. Pieter Wenning is now considered one of South Africa’s Old Master painters.

Jean (Hans) Arp

16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966

“Art is a fruit that grows in man like a fruit on a plant or a child in its mother’s womb.” – Hans Arp Hans Peter Wilhelm Arp was born in Strasbourg, which was part of Germany at the time, then France. He felt that he was neither fully-French nor fully-German, so he referred to himself as “Jean” when speaking French, and “Hans” when speaking German. Arp studied art at Ecole des Arts et Métiers (Strasbourg), Kunstschule (Weimar), and at the Académie Julian (Paris). He became known for his collages based on chance, wooden reliefs with layered biomorphic forms and tapestries in collaboration with Sophie Taeuber (who became Sophie Taeuber-Arp after they married in 1922). He wrote essays and poems for a variety of magazines until his death, including Merz, Mécano, De Stijl, and La Révolution Surréaliste. Out of protest against the Nazis, Arp changed his name from Hans to Jean in 1939. In 1942, his wife died tragically of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning which plunged Arp into a deep depression but in 1959, he married collector and longtime companion Marguerite Hagenbach. At the Venice Biennale, his sculptures were awarded the “Grand Prize for Sculpture” in 1954 and in 1963 he received the “Grand Prix des Arts” in Paris. A retrospective of his work was held at the MoMA, New York, in 1958. Another followed at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, in 1962. Arp helped found the Moderner Bund, Dadaism, Surrealism, Cercle et Carré and Abstraction Création.

George Boys

22 September 1930 – 4 March 2014

“I have often been asked why I work in so many diverse modes of expression. In fact, they are not really so different at all. My point of departure is Plato’s contention that nothing endures but change. I therefore see myself as involved in a changing indeterminate universe, so that, for me, change and process are synonymous. One could say that ‘change’ itself is my style!” – George Boys George Boys was born in Johannesburg. Inspired by Kandinsky (Expressionist) and Japanese calligraphy in his youth, he went on to become one of South Africa’s accomplished abstract painters. He studied at Wits Technical Art School (1949-1953) and then became an art lecturer alongside Walter Battiss at the Pretoria Art. In 1962, he held his first solo exhibition, selling all his work on the opening night (he repeated this feat at his second solo exhibition opening, years later). In 1963, Boys was appointed Vice Principal of the Johannesburg Art School. He founded the successful Visual Arts Research School in 1966, and closed its doors just 4 years later. Boys was fascinated by the relationship between art and science; the concept of chance and what he called “art that grows out of gesture, an art which is produced by some sort of life process.” He also experimented with almost every artistic medium. Among his most interesting artworks was a performance where after being asked to give a prestigious lecture on ‘art and the man on the street’, he introduced a life-cast of himself; plaster figures, bandaged students, tape recordings and a filming unit – creating an art event that really did involve the man in the street. Boys seldom worked in one place for long, with studios in Johannesburg, Saltrock, Natal, Spain and Zurich; and he represented South Africa in several international art fairs during his time.

Sources Consulted: PIETER WENNING: Pieter Wenning (1873 – 1921). 2015. Johans Borman Fine Art (Online). Available: http://www.johansborman.co.za/artist-biographies/wenning-pieter/ [2016, August 18]. | Wenning, Pieter (1873 – 1921). 2016. Absolut Art Gallery (Online). Available: http://www.absolutart.co.za/masters/pieter-wenning [2016, August 18]. | Editor’s Note: All content is appropriated from its source and includes elaboration for the sake of enrichment. | JEAN (HANS) ARP: Buhmann, Stephanie. 2016. The Art Story (Online). Available: http://www.theartstory.org/artist-arp-hans.htm [2016, August 18]. | Hans Arp. 2016. Art Directory (Online). Available: http://www. jean-arp.com/ [2016, August 18]. | Jean Arp. 2016. Guggenheim (Online). Available: https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/jean-arp [2016, August 18]. | GEORGE BOYS: George Boys Curriculum Vitae. 2016. Florida Picture Framers (Online). Available: http://www.floridapf.co.za/george-boys/15-george-boys-curriculum-vitae [2016, August 18]. | Gray, Charles. 2014. South African Artist George Boys: 22 September 1930 – 4 March 2014. Art Times (Online), March 12. Available: http://arttimes.co.za/south-african-artist-george-boys-22-september-1930-4-march-2014/ [2016, August 18].

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ART TIMES ARTISTS’ BIRTHDAYS

Kagiso Patrick Mautloa

24 September 1952 –

“It is often the marks that people leave which speak about the people themselves.” - Kagiso Patrick Mautloa Kagiso Patrick Mautloa was born in Ventersdorp, in the Western Transvaal. While still at high school, he began studying art at the Jubilee Art Centre and at Mofolo Park Arts Centre. When he left school in 1972 he continued studying at Mofolo until 1975. He then worked as an insurance clerk until 1977. An OK Bazaars Bursary allowed him to obtain his Fine Art Diploma from Rorke’s Drift Art Centre in 1978. He then began working for the OK Bazaars as a junior graphic artist and teaching part-time at the Mofolo Arts Centre and at FUBA (Federated Union of Black Artists). In 1981, Mautloa joined the SABC as a graphic designer. Since then, Mautloa has exhibited in South Africa, Botswana, Belgium, Germany, France, Holland, Switzerland, the UK, Ireland, the United States, Cuba and India. With David Koloane, Bill Ainslie and other South African artists he was involved in the formation of the Thupelo Workshops in 1985 (part of the international Triangle Network). He also helped set up The Bag Factory Artists Studios’ in 1992, which is still where he creates his artworks, today. He lives in Alexandra, Johannesburg with his fellow artist and wife, Bongi Dhlomo.

John Hodgkiss

25 September 1966 – 15 March 2012

“[I]nside the photographer was always the minimally producing, thoroughly genius artist, a magnificent talent, mostly suppressed.” - Steven Cohen John Hodgkiss was born in Johannesburg. He studied Fine Art at Rhodes University under renowned photographer Obie Oberholzer. He went on to worked on numerous projects with William Kentridge, photographically documenting his theatrical art performances. He has worked with many other South African artists, completing monographs with Steven Cohen, Deborah Bell, David Koloane, Sandile Zulu, Handspring Puppet Company and more. Close friend, Toby Shapshak, says that Hodgkiss had a bigger photographic range than most people expect: “When Ron Clarke, the scientist, discovered the most complete skeleton in the world at Sterkfontein, when the photographs came out they had been taken by John Hodgkiss.” Artist Steven Cohen recalled: “When I was 22 years old, on the second day of conscription into the South African Defence Force in 1985, there were several thousand people lined up on the parade ground at Voortrekkerhoogte. Officials were calling names for different terrible destinations. Suddenly, one boy [John Hodgkiss] broke ranks, screaming from the bottom of his stomach as he ran. He was suppressed by military police, who took him away.” Hodgkiss died in his sleep at age 45, in his Melville home. It is thought that heavy drinking and a punishing work schedule contributed to his demise. Before he died, only one solo exhibition of his work was ever held.

Théodore Géricault

26 September 1791 – 26 January 1824

“With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour.” - Théodore Géricault Born to wealthy parents in Rouen, France, Théodore Géricault’s artistic nature was encouraged from the very beginning. In 1808, he began an apprenticeship with Carle Vernet, a Neoclassical painter who shared young Géricault’s fascination with horses. Overconfident Géricault tired of Vernet quickly, so he moved on to Pierre-Narcisse Guérin’s studio where he met fellow, young artist Eugéne Delacroix. The two forged a lasting friendship; together founding the art movement, Romanticism. When Napoleon returned to power in 1815, Géricault joined the French Musketeers and helped escort King Louis XVIII to safety in Belgium. Given to wild changes in temperament, the artist later reversed this allegiance. The artist’s political views were often evident in his art, famously so in The Raft of the Medusa (1818), which ignited controversy at the Paris Salon of 1819. On the strength of this painting and his lithographs, Géricault toured England for 2 years, gaining both wealth and exposure. He was then inspired to portray a series of mental patients, inspired somewhat by Géricault’s family’s, and indeed his own struggles with mental stability. In 1824, his lifelong love of horse riding caused an accident which worsened his tuberculosis. He died at just 32, in the prime of his career. A relief panel of The Raft of the Medusa watches over his tomb at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

Sources Consulted: KAGISO PATRICK MAUTLOA: Kagiso Pat Mauloa. 2016. Hermanus FynArts (Online). Available: http://www.hermanusfynarts.co.za/artist/kagiso-pat-mautloa/ [2016, August 18]. | Kagiso Pat Mauloa. 2014. Res Gallery (Online). Available: http://resgallery.com/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82&Itemid=99 [2016, August 18]. | Kagiso Patrick Mautloa. 2011. South African History Online (Online). Available: http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/kagiso-patrick-mautloa [2016, August 18]. | Who is Kagiso Pat Mauloa?. 2016. Sunday Times Heritage Project (Online). Available: http://sthp.saha.org.za/memorial/articles/who_is_kagiso_ pat_mautloa.htm [2016, August 18]. | JOHN HODGKISS: Krouse, Matthew. 2012. Lens closes on a colourful life. Mail & Guardian (Online), March 23. Available: http://mg.co.za/article/2012-03-23-lens-closes-on-a-colourful-life [2016, August 18]. | John Hodgkiss. 2012. South African History Online (Online), June 6. Available: http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/john-hodgkiss [2016, August 18]. | THEODORE GERICAULT: Theodore Gericault Biography. 2016. Artble (Online). Available: http://www.artble.com/artists/theodore_gericault/more_information/biography [2016, August 18]. | Theodore Gericault, French (1791 - 1824). 2015. Ro Gallery (Online). Available: http://rogallery. com/Gericault_Theodore/gericault-biography.html [2016, August 18]. | Editor’s Note: All content is appropriated from its source and includes elaboration for the sake of enrichment.

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From his st udio We met Stephen Rautenbach in his studio in Stellenbosch and chat about the influences on his work and where his motivation comes from.

H ow do we introduce you as sculpture to the readers?

I have been introduced before as one of South Africa’s new generation artists capturing the fluid life force of his subjects in bronze.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I’ve been doing life studies for years shown in the realistic and finest natural detail reflected in my sculptures. My sculptures are stories with animals and birds. The sculpture are getting bolder and becomes very surreal and dreamlike with reflection on my own child-hood memories of nursery rhyme, It is much like re-living my baby years, such profound memories deeply etched, I believe we all have those. I have just completed a new sculpture of an Elephant dancing on a spiderweb with a baby blue patina. It is based on one of the nursery rhymes I often sing to my daughter. Much of my portfolio of sculpture work in bronze is to do with traditional stories, poetry and I have a great passion for ‘nonsense’ poetry. Through the ages, animals and birds have had deep symbolism for people across cultures, stories have filtered through by word of mouth to ear, normally by mother figures the world over, event from before the majority of folk could read and write.

Does your work have a message to the viewer?

Each individual piece has its character, depending on its nature. The warthog who trots arrogantly, is ‘such a pig’ his character appears frequently to be sitting having a good scratch, to my latest terrified piggy. He becomes a bit like each of us and a great story, without being a caricature. I often start off my studies with detailled sketches from life, normally in pen and inks, as my favorite drawing medium.

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Why Bronze?

Bronze is a permanent medium and it retains its integrity, it grows in character and improves with age and value like a good wine. Very collectable.

How does South-Africa’s view of sculptures differ from your traveling experience with the art appreciators abroad?

Well, South Africans are learning fast about the value of local art, there is a great art appreciation locally. Art investors abroad obviously have more stable markets established, in many cases they buy older, safer investments. Many have been born into an old tradition of making art investments started by their parents and grandparents. We have a fantastic, growing art market, there is a lot of experimentation and concept development going on in both large and small artists studios that I have seen. Local buyers are doing a lot of admirable investing in young artists sculptures and in turn there is a great dynamic industry booming. There is still a lot of growth potential in our art market too. We have art content from South Africa that tends to have an edge that I don’t see in Italy very often. There are very exciting times ahead in our art world.

Who is Stephen in his workplace and at home?

I have a working sculpture studio in Stellenbosch where I exhibit most of my current sculptures in bronze called the Studio Gallery. I spend most of my time there day in


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I’ts inspiration, Jules Verne’s ‘Twenty thousand leagues under the sea’, exciting stuff. I have spent the past year travelling between South Africa and Italy, I have family there and in England. I have been absorbing much work inspiration there.

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS

Eastern Cape Alexandria

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Yeyethu, Sonke, This belongs to all of us, Highlights of the Collection. The Museum Celebrated 60 years of collecting on 22 June 2016. This exhibition comprises a selection of artworks that represent important milestones in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum’s permanent collection, 21/06/2016 till 02/10/2016. 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, 10/09/2016 till 22/01/2017, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000, artmuseum@ mandelametro.gov.za, www.artmuseum.co.za

Free State Bloemfontein

East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery Antidote, An exhibition of recent works by artist Greg Schultz, 01/09/2016 till 15/09/2016, Southernwood, T. 043 7224044, annbryant@intekom.co.za, www.annbryant.co.za

Oliewenhuis Art Museum 28th Sophia Gray Memorial Exhibition, 25/08/2016 till 18/09/2016, Nellie Brisley Art Studio Student Exhibition, 28/09/2016 till 16/10/2016, Phatshoane Henney New Breed, 20/10/2016 till 27/11/2016, Waverley, T. 051 0110525 ext 611, karen.marais@nasmus. co.za, www.facebook.com/OliewenhuisArtMuseum Gallery on Leviseur Opening times are Monday – Thursday 8am to 5pm; Friday - Saturday 8am to 10pm; Sunday 8am to 2pm, 59 Genl. Dan Pienaar Avenue, Westdene, Bloemfontein 9301, C. 082 8352335, admin@galleryonleviseur.co.za, www. galleryonleviseur.co.za

Clarens Art and Wine Gallery Clarens Art & Wine Gallery on Main. We offer Art and Wine lovers the best opportunity in the Free State to experience the widest range of top quality wine and unique artwork by established artists at the best prices, Clarens, T. 058 2561298, anton@artandwine.co.za, www. artandwine.co.za

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 vinceart@lantic.net, www.vincentartgallary.co.za

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

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

Gauteng Johannesburg Absa Art Gallery Creator Curator / Curator Creator, The exhibition explores the relationship that exists between the creator of an artwork & the curator of an exhibition as a joint expression of a paradigm and the evolution thereof. The idea of the creator as curator & curator as creator in a joint effort to convey an idea, narrative or paradigm, 04/09/2016 till 23/09/2016. T. 011 3503003, paulbay@absa.co.za, www. absa.co.za/Absacoza/About-Absa/Absa-Bank/ Attractions/Absa-Gallery. Alice Art Gallery Casper de Vries, 03/09/2016 till 11/09/2016, Christelle Pretorius, 10/09/2016 till 11/09/2016, Isabel, Liezl & Marlise le Roux, 15/09/2016 till 25/09/2016, Jonel Scholtz, 24/09/2016 till 25/09/2016, Roodepoort, T. 011 9581392, info@aliceart.co.za, www.aliceart. co.za

Artist Proof Studio One of the largest and most vibrant community and 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, admin@artistproofstudio.co.za, www. artistproofstudio.co.za/home-3

Sanlam Art Lounge Showcases works from emerging artists, commemorates iconic pieces from the renowned Sanlam Art Collection and on occasion, hosts exhibitions compiled in collaboration with other institutions, 6th Floor, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, T. 011 7786210, Stefan. Hundt@sanlam.co.za, www.sanlam.co.za

Cherie de Villiers Gallery Dealers in fine paintings and sculptures by leading South African artists.Sandton. T. 011 3255395, cheart@global. co.za, www.gallery.co.za/

Springs Art Gallery We encourage artists to book space, SAG shows a variety of art forms, reflecting the cultural diversity of South Africa. We ask that all artists wishing to exhibit at SAG submit a proposal. We encourage artists to book space for an exhibition of completed works, or to book in advance and work towards completing a series of work, 01/06/2016 till 30/09/2016, Springs CBD, T. 011 999 8726/7, Thabo.Sekoaila@ekurhuleni.gov. za, www.artmap.co.za/568/springs+art+gallery/

CIRCA on Jellicoe Castle in the air, Lyndi Sales, 01/09/2016 till 08/10/2016, 2 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard.co.za, www.circaonjellicoe.co.za

Stevenson Picnic, Deborah Poynton, 01/09/2016 till 08/10/2016, Braamfontein, T 011 4031055/1908, jhb@stevenson.info, www. stevenson.info

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, www.facebook.com/crouse.art/timeline

Standard Bank Art Gallery Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning, The first Matisse exhibition in Africa., until 17/09/2016, Johannesburg, T. 011 6314467, www.standardbank.co.za/standardbank/ About-Us/Sponsorships/Gallery

Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery FNB Joburg Art Fair, 09/09/2016 till 11/09/2016, Bryanston, T. 011 4638524, info@candiceberman.co.za, www. candicebermangallery.com/

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, 6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@ everard.co.za, www.everard-read.co.za Fifth Avenue Fine Art Fine Art Auctioneer, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040, stuart@5thaveauctions.co.za, www.5thaveauctions.co.za Gallery 2 Collection Various Artist, Eric Duplan, Gideon Appah, Bambo Sibiya amongst others, 04/08/2016 till 01/10/2016, Parkwood, T. 011 4470155/98, info@gallery2.co.za, www.gallery2. co.za Goodman Gallery Shirin Neshat, 18/08/2016 till 14/09/2016, Parkview, T. 011 7881113, matthew@goodman-gallery.com, www.goodmangallery.com Graham’s Fine Art Gallery Vladimir Zagorov, ‘Yellow Movement’, Graham’s Fine Art Gallery is pleased to host a solo exhibition of works by Russian abstract artist, Vladimir Zagorov. His works can be viewed in collections throughout Europe, such as The State Hermitage Museum (St Petersburg), The State Russian Museum (St Petersburg) and the ART Museum (Denmark), 01/09/2016 till 15/10/2016, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869, graham@ grahamsgallery.co.za, www.grahamsgallery.co.za 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@ intotogallery.co.za, www.intotogallery.co.za. Johannesburg Art Gallery Free From My Happiness, Sibusiso Bheka, Tshepiso Mazibuko & Lindokuhle Sobekwa, 15/05/2016 till 14/09/2016, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Bleek, Richardt Strydom, 15/05/2016 till 14/09/2016, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130, TinyM@joburg.org.za, www.facebook. com/FriendsofJAG Lizamore & Associates Gallery #SELFIE, Curated by Teresa Lizamore, #Selfie is a group painting exhibition that questions and investigates the notions of ‘traditional’ self-portraiture in a digital realm, 01/09/2016 till 24/09/2016, Parkwood, T. 011 8808802, suen@lizamore.co.za, www.lizamore. co.za

Swelco Studio A revolving exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture and photography featuring a range of artists such as Ndabuko Ntuli, Patrick de Mervelec, Daniel Novela and Allen Hallett, amongst others. Shop L38, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton,T. 011 0266586, Bruce.Ehlers@ stephanwelzandco.co.za, www.stephanwelzandco. co.za UJ Art Gallery Majak Bredell: Codex Magdalene & Monuments Magdalene, 10/08/2016 till 07/09/2016, APK Campus, Auckland Park., T. 011 5592099, jag@joburg.org.za, www.uj.ac.za/ faculties/fada/UJ-Arts-and-Culture/UJ-Art-Gallery 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, Crn Rothsay, Craighall Park (behind Corner Café), Open Monday - Saturday, Craighall Park, C.0 83 2340870, yiulldamaso@gmail.com, http://www. yiull.com

Pretoria Association of Arts Pretoria Awesome Women exibition II, 26/08/2016 till 17/09/2016, Henriette Ngako & Tineke Meijer, 26/08/2016 till 17/09/2016, Out of the fire, into the light, 23/09/2016 till 12/10/2016, Nieuw Muckleneuk, T. 012 3463100, artspta@mweb.co.za, www. artsassociationpta.co.za Centurion Art Gallery Centurion Art Associa Artist of the year, This is the annual prize-giving function of the Centurion Art Association. Exhibiting artists will be the VIP guests at this event. The Centurion Art Association is a non-profit organisation and most of its members are pensioners, artists and students who enjoy doing art, mostly part time, 08/09/2016 till 30/09/2016, Lyttelton Manor, T. 012 3583477, artg@tshwane.gov.za, www. tshwane.gov.za/sites/tourism/Arts-Culture-andHeritage/Pages/Centurion-Art-Gallery.aspx Chris Tugwell Art Gallery The Chris Tugwell Galleries, in existence for over fifty years, showcase work from some of South Africa’s most exciting and talented artists. This i ncludes paintings, ceramics, glass and limited edition bronzes and sculptures by well-known South African masters, Brooklyn, Pretoria, T. 012 346 0925info@christugwell. co.zawww.christugwell.co.za

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A Group Exhibition 24th September - 16th October ‘16 Diane Victor, Frikkie Eksteen, Eric Duplan, Titus Matiyane, Loeritha Saayman, Pascual Tarazona and Lothar Böttcher. CURATED BY ELFRIEDE DREYER Bordeaux Street | Tel: 082 819 7627 | art@moorgalleryfranschhoek.co.za www.moorgalleryfranschhoek.co.za

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS

Pretoria Art Museum Sasol New Signatures 2016, Sasol New Signatures is an annual art competition. Presently the top 100 finalists artwork’s are on display, but the winner, runner-up and merit awards will only be indicated as from 8 September, 08/09/2016, Arcadia, Pretoria, T. 012 3586750, art.museum@tshwane.gov.za, www. pretoriaartmuseum.co.za St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery Rooftop VII “Beyond the limit”, 24/07/2016 till 29/10/2016, Brooklyn, Pretoria, T. 012 4600284, stlorient@ iafrica.com, www.stlorient.co.za UNISA Art Gallery UNISA Permanant Art Collection, The UNISA Art Gallery aims to provide quality, innovative, relevant and socially engaged visual art experience within the education and research context, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria, T. 012 4415683, mkhonbw@unisa.ac.za, www.unisa. ac.za/gallery

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@ imbizogallery.co.za, www.imbizogallery.com

Durban Artspace Durban Ingelosi ye Nyama - Angels of Meat, by Michelle Luffingham, 03/09/2016 till 08/09/2016, Assimilation, by Corné Eksteen, 10/09/2016 till 29/09/2016, T. 031 3120793, info@artspace-durban.com, www.artspacedurban.com Durban Art Gallery KwaZulu-Natal Collections – an exhibition of works from the permanent collection of the KZN Museum Services. Various artists and art institutions of KwaZulu-Natal, 30 Anton Lembede St, T.031 322 1163 Durban Art Gallery From Codesa to present, Various artists who participated in the Art Gallery’s exhibition based workshops at INK Creative Center, T. 031 3112264, Thulani.Makhaye@durban.gov. za, www.durban.gov.za KZNSA Gallery The Messages from the Soul, An exciting exhibition of drawings, paintings, sculpture and photography by Amasosha, a collective of fourteen emerging young artists working in and around Durban, 16/08/2016 till 25/09/2016, T. 031 2771705, gallery@kznsagallery.co.za, www. kznsagallery.co.za

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. Dlamini@newcastle.gov.za, www.carnegie-art. co.za

Pietermaritzburg

White River

Tatham Art Gallery Lorna Pierson: A Memorial Exhibition, Schreiner Gallery Lorna Pierson (19202015) was in charge of the Special Art Teacher’ Course at Ndaleni College and a Lecturer of Art at Indumiso College of Ed,Pietermaritzburg. On retirement Lorna returned to painting. This exhibition consists of art works by Lorna dating from 1949 until her death, 31/07/2016 till 06/11/2016, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801, brendan.bell@ msunduzi.gov.za, www.tatham.org.za

The Artists’ Press One of the largest and most vibrant community and professional printmaking facilities in Southern Africa, Waterfield Farm near White River. T. 013 7513225 mark@artistspress. co.za www.artprintsa.comco.za www.artprintsa. com

The Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery at Butterflies for Africa, Maren Scharien, German born, but local artist Maren Scharien has years of experience and she has many facets to her art. We have a number of ‘pointillism’ paintings each dot is hand painted and the designs and pattern she creates imitate the Aboriginal technique. Mark Phillips and Hennie Nieman are still exhibiting, Ongoing, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3871356, art@butterflies. co.za, www.artsales.co.za

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@aladdins.co.za, www.aladdins. co.za

Umhlanga Rocks Makiwa Gallery Makiwa Gallery for Fine Art , Fine Art for discerning art lovers including renowned artists Makiwa Mutomba, Llewellyn Owen Davies, Marlien van Heerden, Tony De Freitas, Sarah Richards, Allen Hallett, Anton Gericke, At Botha, Royalene, Ian Hertslet, Elbe van Rooyen, Coral Spencer, Nicole Pletts, Brendan Broedelet, Kobus Nel, 01/09/2016 till 30/09/2016, Umhlanga Rocks, T. 031 5611194, info@makiwagalleries.com, www. makiwagalleries.com/artists-umhlanga-gallery Gallery Umhlanga Framing specialist, Umhlanga, T. 031 5612199, info@thegallery-umhlanga.com, www.theGallery-Umhlanga.com

The Loop Art Foundry & Sculpture Gallery A collaboration and network for the avid art patron and collector as well as a full service facility for the artist. White River, T. 013 7582409 theloop@ worldonline.co.za, www.tlafoundry.co.za The White River Gallery Raw Imperfection, Tony Fredriksson reclaimed driftwood sculpture Maria Ziessler woodfired ceramics, 17/09/2016 till 11/10/2016, White River, C. 083 6758833, art@ whiterivergallery.co.za, www.whiterivergallery.co.za

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, kirsten@whag.co.za, www.whag.co.za

Agapanthus Lucina Mudge - New work, New ceramic works by Lucinda Mudge, 03/09/2016 till 30/09/2016, Kalk Bay, T 021 7883187, info@ agapanthus.capetown, www.facebook.com/ Agapanthus-1685648945005941/ ArtB Gallery, Bellville Platform for visual art and artists in the Western Cape to raise the public awareness of art, Bellville, T. 021 9171197, artbellville@gmail.com, www.artb.co.za Barnard Gallery Justin Dingwall: Albus, With an arresting vulnerability and striking intimacy, the photographs in Justin Dingwall’s ongoing body of work Albus constitute an extended meditation on the nature of beauty and perception, 23/08/2016 till 11/10/2016, Newlands, T. 021 6711553, alexandra@barnardgallery.com, www. barnardgallery.com Carmel Art Dealers in fine art and distributors of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings. Green Point. T. 021 4213333carmel@global.co.za www. carmelart.co.za

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

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

Potchefstroom

Limpopo Hoedspruit Imbizo Gallery Spring Range, Spring brings about change and artists Vanessa Lomas, Vince Reid, Linda Lemon, Mpenja, Ian van Zyl, have a fresh collection of art on display for September, 01/09/2016 till 30/09/2016, Hoedspruit Central, T. 087 808 2826, kruger@imbizogallery.co.za, www. imbizogallery.com

North-West University Gallery Bending Light, with Kleonicki Vanos and Lothar Böttcher. On show at the NWU Botanical Garden Gallery (1-23 September 2016) and at The Blue Gallery (4-8 October 2016), Potchefstroom, North-West University, T. 018 2994341, gallery@nwu.ac.za, www.nwu.ac.za/nwugallery

Western Cape Cape Town

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

Artvark Gallery Spring Show, A mixed media group exhibition featuring Clare Menck, Peter van Straten, Isabella Kuijers, Cathy Layzell, Gail Catlin, Guy du Toit, Lionel Davis, Joshua Miles, Willemien de Villiers, Joani Groenewald, Theresa Jo, 26/09/2016 till 26/10/2016, Kalk Bay, T. 021 788 5584, artvark@iafrica.com, www.artvark.org/

DF Contemporary Remain(s) - A Skulls Exhibition Main Gallery: Ayanda Mabulu, Anton Karstel, Frans Smit, Christiaan Diedericks, Dirk Bahmann, Hannalie Taute, Henk Serfontein, Jimmy Law, Luan Nel, Ndabuko Ntuli, Neil Nieuwoudt, Peter Mammes, Phillip Heenop, Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, Stephen Rosin 083 564 1035 / ella@dfcontemporary.co.za / www.dfcontemporary.co.za

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Stefanie Langenhoven | Worms in a box I: Flesh and blood, 2016

Alexia Cocolas | Minien Hattingh | Stefanie Langenhoven | Laetitia Lups Shenaz Mahomed | Alison Jean Shaw

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Die Kunskamer (Established in 1971) Celebrating 44 years in SA Art, Fresnaye, Sea Point, Cape Town. T. 021 4349529, info@ kunskamer.co.za, www.diekunskamer.co.za Eatwell Gallery Open studio, Working studio of fine artist Lynne-Marie Eatwell and Eric Oswald Eatwell, 01/09/2016 till 30/09/2016, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767, toonlynne@gmail.com, www. eatwellgallery.com 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, info@ebonycurated.com, www.ebonycurated.com Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of antiques, furniture, bespoke pieces of objet d’arts & fineart, incl. SA Masters.Wynberg. T. 021 7627983 melissa@eclectica.co.za www. eclecticaartandantiques.co.za/

Gallery F Specializing in Black and White photography, Cape Town, T. 021 4234423, gavin@ galleryf.co.za, www.galleryf.co.za 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, ingrid@gallerymomo.com, www. gallerymomo.com/ Goodman Gallery David Koloane, In the City, 28/07/2016 till 07/09/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4627567, matthew@goodman-gallery.com, www. goodman-gallery.com G2 Art We are a permanent gallery in the Cape Town CBD. Offering a diverse range of contemporary painting, mixed media and sculpture by South African artists. Including, Nasser Zadeh, Jimmy Law, Nicole Pletts, Kelly John Gough, Cornelia Stoop and Robyn Pretorius among many others, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169, di@g2art. co.za, www.g2art.co.za/contact-us/

Eclectica Contemporary Restone Maambo: Levitation, Restone Maambo’s work is about considering human form and its presence in different environments. He attempts to reflect on life experiences and ways of interpreting the world that surrounds him. His paintings often look back nostalgically to his childhood, 01/09/2016 till 01/10/2016, CBD, T. 021 4224145, info@eclecticacontemporary.co.za, www. eclecticacontemporary.co.za Eclectica Design & Art Muse Montage, The new Eclectica Design & Art group show looks at the idea of ‘muse’ and its manifestations in the creative process as the core theme for the exhibition. Exhibiting artists include Lars Fischedick, James de Villiers, Mark Rautenbach, Dave Robertson, Daya Heller, Kathy Robins, Christa Myberg, 04/08/2016 to 22/10/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 4220327, admin@eclecticadesignandart.co.za, www. eclecticadesignandart.co.za

Image: Thomas Cartwright, We got nothing much to lose, oil and Gesso on board, 25,5 x 11 cm 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Tel : 021 4184527 www.everard-read-capetown.co.za

Johans Borman Fine Art Currently showing a selection of works by SA Masters including Walter Battiss, Cecil Skotnes, Ezrom Legae and Piet van Heerden, as well as works by contemporary artists such as Owusu-Ankomah, Jaco Sieberhagen, Marlene von Dürckheim, Anthony Lane, Georgia Lane, and Richard Mudariki, Newlands, T. 021 6836863, art@johansborman.co.za, www. johansborman.co.za Kalk Bay Modern Sculpture and Ceramic, 24/09/2016 till 22/10/2016, Kalk Bay, T. 021 788 6571, kbmodern@iafrica.com, www. kalkbaymodern.co.za/ Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Sculpture Studio and fine arts foundry, ean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Chris Bladen, Arabella Caccia, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, C. 073 1807209, ignoblis@iafrica.com Leonardo da Vinci Gallery Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in the heart of Cape Town, CBD, C. 083 745 6073, info@ davincigallery.co.za, www.davincigallery.co.za

Mogalakwena Gallery Scissors paper stone Lynn Giles & Christo Giles Exhibition opens 1 September and concludes 30 September 2016 This collaboration between Lynn Giles and her son Christo Giles is about stillness and contemplation. 3 Church Street, Cape Town, between Adderley Street and St George’s Mall Parking at Mandela Rhodes

99 Loop Gallery Barongwa: I am that I am, 31/08/2016 till 23/09/2016, Veiled Threats, 31/08/2016 till 23/09/2016, Welcome to the internet I will be your guide, 31/08/2016 till 23/09/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 422 3766, gallery@99loop.co.za, www.99loop.co.za

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

Eclectica Print Gallery An eclectic collection of South African and international prints and artworks on paper, Opens 07/07/2016, Burg Str, Cape Town, T. 021 4224185, margie@eclectica.co.za, www. eclecticaprintgallery.co.za

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.

Jan Royce Gallery Michelle Aucamp, Exhibiting this September, Gardens, T. 021 4221624, cornelis@janroycegallery.com, www. janroycegallery.com

Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery Dealers in Contemporary South A frican Fine Art (& the Old Masters) and picture framing. 114 Kendal Rd, Eversdal, Durbanville, 7550 lindy@artpro.co.za www.artpro.co.za Artist: Kathryn Sutton “In love” Oil on canvas

In-Fin-Art - Picture Framers & Art Gallery Expert advice | Extensive range of moulding profiles | Custom made hand-finished frames | Conservation framing with museum glass | Original art by l ocal contemporary artists 9 Wolfe St, Wynberg Tel: 021 761 2816 gallery@infinart.co.za www.infinart.co.za Iziko SA National Gallery Home Truths, Domestic Interiors in South African Collections curated by Emeritus Professor Michael Godby, 19/05/2016 till 23/10/2016, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4674660, ewhite@iziko.org.za, www.iziko.org.za

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

GALLERY DISPLAY BLOCK Contact Eugene: Very affordable prices, your listing will stand out & circulate. Call 021 424 7733 or email sales@arttimes.co.za

Red! The Gallery & Cafe Great contemporary art & vibey art Café. Steenberg Village, Reddam Avenue, Tokai www.redthegallery.co.za red@redthegallery.co.za Gallery: 021 7010886 Café: 021 7024466

Red Room Art Dealers of South African fine art in Cape Town. Swing by our gallery in Hout Bay and adventure through our exquisite collection of oils, drawings, prints and sculptures of the most reputable South African artists like Robert Hodgins, Diane Victor, Wilma Cruise, Jan Neethling and many more. Hout Bay, C. 071 6021908, contact@ redroomart.co.za, www.redroomart.co.za/ Rose Korber Art Selected work available by leading contemporary artists. William Kentridge, Gavin Younge, Robert Slingsby, Deborah Bell & Claudette Schreuders, T. 021 4330957, C. 082 7816144, Gardens, roskorb@icon.co.za, www. rosekorberart.com

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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 - start your collection today! 27/09/2016 till 26/10/2016, Durbanville, T. 021 9764691, rustenvrede@telkomsa.net, www. rust-en-vrede.com

StateoftheART Gallery Portrait | Mila Posthumus, Portrait is Mila’s 3rd solo exhibition with StateoftheART. The artist’s latest body of work is exclusively figurative: the portraits vary from the traditionally posed to accidental, as if catching the sitter off-guard. The characters inhabiting these paintings reveal and conceal in equal measure, 01/09/2016 till 17/09/2016, Central City, T. 021 8014710, info@stateoftheart-gallery.com, www. stateoftheart-gallery.com

S Art Thonton Kabeya, Eria Sane, Henry Mzili, Robert Slingsby, Khehla Chepape Makgato, Stanislaw Trzebinski, Adriaan Diedericks, Janko De Beer, Sara Gaqa, Nasser N. Zadeh, Vincent Osemwegie, Bastaan von Stenis - Michael Selekane, Dario Manjate, Paa Joe, Lioda Conrad, Restone Maambo and more. Hout Bay, C. 076 712 5240, olafbessenbacher@gmail.com, www. facebook.com/gallery.s.art

Stevenson The Quiet Violence of Dreams, Stevenson Cape Town, Johannesburg and blank projects are pleased to present The Quiet Violence of Dreams. This multi-artist exhibition, developed by Joost Bosland in conversation with Moshekwa Langa, pays tribute to the seminal K Sello Duiker novel of the same name, published in 2001, 21/07/2016 till 27/08/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500, cpt@ stevenson.info, www.stevenson.info/

Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection Borrowed Scenery, A solo exhibition of paintings by Heidi Fourie, 31/08/2016 till 24/09/2016, Inhabitant A solo exhibition by Paul Senyol, 28/09/2016 till 22/10/2016, Gardens, T. 021 424 6930, info@ salon91.co.za, www.salon91.co.za

SMAC Art Gallery Your skin is not the best hiding place, A solo exhibition by Marlene Steyn, 06/08/2016 till 10/09/2016, Ground A solo exhibition by Alexandra Karakashian, 06/08/2016 till 10/09/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4611029, info@smacgallery.com, www.smacgallery.com

Sanlam Art Gallery Precious Paradise, A selection of historically important and contemporary works reflecting on the country and its art. Artists include amongst others, Gavin Younge, Diane Victor, Stanley Pinker, Leora Farber, Irma stern, Hugo Naude to name a few, ends 09/09/2016, Bellville, T. 021 9473359, Stefan.Hundt@sanlam.co.za, www. sanlam.co.za

Smith Gallery Anna van der Ploeg, Smith studio 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. 02/08/2016 till 27/08/2016, Cape Town CBD, T. 021 4220814, info@smithstudio.co.za, www.smithstudio.co.za/

South African Jewish Museum Taxi Hand Signs by Susan Woolf, 10/07/2016 till 04/09/2016, Gardens, T. 021 4651546, gavin@ sajewishmuseum.co.za, www.sajewishmuseum. org.za/

AVA Gallery Two exhibitions: Kathy Robins – Displacement; Eunice Geustyn & Jill Trappler - Half Light & Shadow, 01/09/2016 till 01/10/2016, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436, info@ava.co.za, www.ava.co.za The Cape Gallery Nola’s Garden, Nola Muller draws inspiration from her abundant garden for the upcoming solo exhibition at The Cape Gallery. The exhibition will be introduced by Marianne Alexander, contributing editor (gardening) for South African Garden and Home, 28/08/16 till 17/09/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 4235309, web@capegallery.co.za, www.capegallery.co.za The Framing Place Conservation framing, framing of art, Block mounting and Block frames. Observatory T. 021 4473988 info@framingplace. co.za www.framingplace.co.za/

South African Print Gallery Woodstock: Dealers in Fine Art Investment Prints www.printgallery.co.za Main Gallery: 100 Years Of Fine Art Printmaking Second Winter Catalogue Show Artist: Stephen Inggs Title: Continuum (Wing) Medium: Photographic Print Price: R 9 870 Look out for us at the FNB Johannesburg Art Fair 8 – 11 September, Booth 45 South African Society of Artists SASA was founded to cater specifically to the practicing artist. We hold four exhibitions annually. Cape Town Central T. 021 6718941 gchambers@mweb. co.zawww.sasa-artists.co.za

UCT Irma Stern Museum Flora Old and New, A collaborative exhibition with botanical artworks by members of BAASA Western Cape and from UCT’s Manuscript Dept and Bolus Herbarium, 03/09/2016 till 01/10/2016, Rosebank, T. 021 6855686, mary.vanblommestein@uct.ac.za, www. irmasternmuseum.org.za Wall Art Gallery Showing a selection of iconic South African artists who shaped a new pictorial language for South African artist expression. V&A Waterfront, T. 021 4181953, info@wallsaart.co.za, www.wallsaart.co.za WHATIFTHEWORLD Dear Europa..., 31/08/2016 till 08/10/2016, Qokobe, 31/09/2016 till 08/10/2016, There are Gold Flecks in the Lapis, 31/08/2016 till 08/10/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 447 2376, matthew@whatiftheworld.com, www. whatiftheworld.com

Franschhoek Atelier at 1 unie Private ongoing viewing of Contemporary fine art and sculpture by Johannes du Plessis at his studio, by appointment, Franschhoek, C. 082 5796403, T. 021 8764382 johannes.dup@ telkomsa.net www.johannesduplessis.co.za or Facebook. Art in the Yard United, A group show United combined amalgamated joined incorporated integrated fused cohesive merged. A celebration of unification in a world of such segregation, 03/09/2016 till 30/09/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280, curator@artintheyard.co.za, www. artintheyard.co.za EBONY/Curated Nothing to add, Ongoing program featuring paintings and prints by Richard Smith, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sibusiso Duma, Soly Cisse, Jack Heath, Hugh Byrne and Patrick Bongoy amongst others. Sculptural works by Dylan Lewis, Madoda Fani, Katherine Glenday, Keith Calder and John Newdigate, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, info@ ebonycurated.com, www.ebonycurated.com

South African Print Gallery Franschhoek:

IS Art Skadeloos, an exhibition of paintings by Andrew Gibson and sculpture by Egon Tania, 04/09/2016 till 02/10/2016, 11 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762071, gallery@ isart.co.za, www.facebook.com/Is-Art-Franschhoek-147031572033399/

Moore Gallery, 4 Bordeaux Street Theo Paul Vorster “Juxtaposed” Artist: Theo Paul Vorster Title: Ring Sting Medium: Linocut Price: R 3 000

The Gallery at Grande Provence Sam Allerton, New artist at the gallery, Ongoing, Franschhoek, T. 021 8768630, gallery@grandeprovence.co.za, www.grandeprovence.co.za Makiwa Gallery 1 Colour 1, For discerning Art Collectors of Fine South African Art. Owned by renowned Artist, MAKIWA MUTOMBA, also showcasing other respected SA Artists & Scuptors e.g. Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Marlien van Heerden, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rogatschnig & Tony De Freitas. Open Daily: MON-SUN 9:30-5:30, 01/09/2016 till 30/09/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762600, infofk@makiwagalleries.com, www. makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek Makiwa Gallery 2 Pick ’n Pay Daily, Promise of Spring - Art in Full Colour 2, For discerning Art Collectors of Fine South African Art. Owned by renowned Artist, MAKIWA MUTOMBA, also showcasing other respected SA Artists & Scuptors e.g. Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Marlien van Heerden, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rogatschnig & Tony De Freitas. Open Daily: MON-SUN 9:30-5:30, 01/09/2016 till 30/09/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762609, infofk@makiwagalleries.com, www. makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek Moór Gallery Non-Place: Group Exhibition, The seven artists participating in Non-place include: Diane Victor, Frikkie Eksteen, Eric Duplan, Titus Matiyane, Loeritha Saayman, Pascual Tarazona and Lothar Böttcher. In diverse ways their work deals with aspects of non-place construction. The exhibition is curated by Elfriede Dreyer, 24/09/2016 till 16/10/2016, Franschhoek, C. 082 6555308, www.moorgalleryfranschhoek.co.za

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George Crouse Art Gallery Artdealers, Old MastersAdriaan Boshoff, WH Coetzer, Gregoire Boonzaaier, Irman Henkel, Hugo Naude BRONZES - Llwelyn Davies, Kobus Hatting, INVESTMENTS - Anton Benzon, Christiaan Nice, Hennie Niemann, Ina van Schalkwyk, Marie Vermeulen Breedt, Michael Heyns, Daily 9am to 5pm, George Eden Meander Shop 31, T. 044 8870361, suzette@crouseart. co.za, www.artdealers.co.za Wonki Ware Di Marshall pottery. South African Dinnerware and Table Accessories. George, T. 044 8841883, info@wonkiware.co.za, www. wonkiware.co.za Cape Palette Artist Studio Upcoming Artists Exhibition, Group exhibition of new artists at 101 Meade Restaurant curated by Cape Palette, 18/08/2016 till 18/09/2016, Heather Park George, T. 044 8708751, info@capepalette.co.za, www. capepalette.co.za

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

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Hermanus Abalone Gallery African Reflections II, An exhibition with the artists of the gallery who have mastered a variety of media and technical form languages and reflect different contemporary South African views of reality. Also included are works by Nel Erasmus, Pat Mautloa, Andrew Verster and Harold Voigt, 05/09/2016 till 03/10/2016, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935, info@abalonegallery. co.za, www.abalonegallery.co.za Rossouw Modern New Releases - by Bastiaan van Stenis, Christiaan Diedericks, Hugo Maritz, Adriaan de Lange, Arend Louw, Jenny Jackson, Roelie van Heerden, Obert Jongwe, Paul Stein, Stuart Dods, 02/09/2016 till 30/09/2016, Hermanus, C. 072 7552033, info@rossouwmodern.com, www. rossouwmodern.com Rossouw Modern SPACE 4000 Hours, Henk Serfontein, Andrew Barlow, Jono Dry, Greg Stock, Ruan Huisamen and Frans Mulder all work in either Charcoal or Graphite Pencil. Come view 4000 hours of collective work, 02/09/2016 till 18/09/2016, Hermanus, C. 083 2288651, info@ rossouwmodern.com, www.rossouwmodern.com Walker Bay Art Gallery Riaan van Zyl Machinery / məˈʃiːn(ə)ri, 30/09/2016 till 16/10/2016, Hermanus, T. 028 3122928, francois@walkerbayartgallery. co.za, www.walkerbayartgallery.co.za.

Knysna Knysna Fine Art Earthly Delights, An installation of extraordinary contemporary ceramics by the duo known as “Ceramic Matters”, 16/09/2016 till 30/10/2016, Knysna, T. 044 3825107, gallery@ finearts.co.za, www.finearts.co.za

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

Paarl Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm; Saturday 8.30am to 1pm and Sunday by appointment only, Paarl, T. 021 8725030, zetler@ icon.co.za, www.houtstreetgallery.co.za

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

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Artist: Mary Visser ‘A Sense of Place’ is a new exhibition at Imibala Gallery. This exhibition includes a variety of work in different media and styles broadly linked by the central theme of landscape, place and displacement. Contact gallery@imibala.com or 021 422 5100 Gallery hours: Mon - Thurs 9am – 5pm; Fri 9am – 7pm; Sat 9am – 2pm 16 Bright Street, Somerset West

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

Stellenbosch Art at Tokara Watch this Space, A brief pause Art at Tokara, Watch this space, Tokara is undergoing renovations, and an exciting new exhibition will be displayed at the end of September, Crest of the Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, T. 011 7880820, julia@juliameintjes.co.za, www.juliameintjes.co.za Oude Libertas Gallery The art gallery hosts the Afrigami Project with a permanent Art Installation called Reflections. Stellenbosch, c/o Adam Tas and Libertas roads. T. 021 809 8412 oudelibertasgallery1@gmail.com www. oudelibertas.co.za/art-gallery/

South African Print Gallery: Prince Albert A Selection of South African Prints Artist: Peter Heck Title: Simon’s Town Interior Medium: Screen Print Price: R 1 260

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Prince Albert Gallery The Prince Albert Gallery exhibits the works of a wide variety of South African artists specialising in painting, etching and ceramic art. Prince Albert, T. 023 5411057, karoogallery@ intekom.co.za, www.princealbertgallery.co.za/

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Langebaan Bay Gallery Spring is in the Air, Art in the Heart of Langebaan - wonderful, happy artwork by Antonia Velissariou, Sandy Esau, Melanie du Toit, Thea Darlow, Michele Batchelder, Aletia, Joan Schrauwen, George Meyer, Marie Prinsloo, Jannie Jordaan, Anthony Gadd, Denis Hilton Lees, D’Leo, Lynne Menge, Anna Meredith and Marina Clunie, Ongoing, Langebaan, C. 073 3048744, baygallery@xsinet.co.za, www.baygallery.co.za

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

Palette Fine Art Gallery Palette Art Gallery specializes in bronzes and paintings from local artists, Lydia da Silva, Tony da Silva, Mariette van Velden, Claudia Meyer, Tay Dall, Carol Norvall, Ruth Brunskill, Winnie Eaton, Vicky Sanders, Leon Muller, James Cook, Wendu du Plessis, Carla Mulder, Carol Bradley, Jana Neethling, & Winnie Eaton, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8550908, paletteartgallery1@ gmail.com, www.palettesculpturegallery.co.za 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, deh@remgro.com, www.rupertmuseum.org/?m=2

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SMAC Art Gallery Instruments of Memory, A solo exhibition by Masimba Hwati, 20/08/2016 till 01/10/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8873607, info@ smacgallery.com, www.smacgallery.com

Robertson Art Gallery We specialise in original art of more than 60 top South African artists, Robertson, T. 023 6265364, elaine@robertsonart. co.za, www.robertsonart.co.za

Stellenbosch Art Gallery Maureen Quin Exhibition, 10/09/2016 till 24/10/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8878343, mjg@kingsley. co.za, www.stellenboschartgallery.co.za

100 Geographies. A three month long group exhibition, hosted by the SSAG and celebrating a century of Geography research and tertiary teaching in South Africa. Themes including: “Diaspora and Migration” and “Displacement” are reinterpreted from published Geographical research. Forty five participating artists include Pauline Gutter, Heidi Fourie, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Shany van den Berg, Stephen Rosin and Emma Willemse. The curator is Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen. Academic curators: Prof. Donaldson and Visser. Opening 29 Sept. 18:30 at 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch. 083 700 9669 www.art-and-artists for more info

Teresa Decinti Fine Art Gallery Contact: 082 432 5188 Eikehoff Church Street, Stellnbosch www.teresadecinti.com 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, uw2@sun.ac.za, www.rsa-overseas.com/archaeology/sasol-artmuseum-university-stellenbosch-museum.htm

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

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OPENING OF MUSE MONTAGE AT ECLECTICA DESIGN & ART Photos: Andrea Ruth

1 Lars Fischedick (featured artist) 2 Dave Robertson (featured artist) 3 James de Villiers (featured artist) with Kirsten Arendse 4 Daya Heller (featured artist)

OPENING OF REMAIN(S): A SKULLS EXHIBITION AT DF CONTEMPORARY 5 Alex Hamilton & Ella Cronje 6 Ayanda Mabulu

OPENING OF GAIL RYBKO’S EXHIBITION AT HALIFAX ART Photos: Alexa Aitchison

7 Haifeng Xuan, Moira Amoils, Kim Ludbrook, Allistair Scott, Hulde de Villiers, Liz Whitter, Athol Margolis & Maria Patrizi 8 Gail Rybko & Lionel Berman (guest speaker)

OPENING OF TAY DALL’S SOLO, ROOFTOP VIII & SCULPTURAL GLASS AT ST LORIENT FASHION AND ART GALLERY 9 Mike Hyam, Thabang Monoa, Lucy Anastasiadis & Martli Janse van Rensberg posing behind Thabang Monoa’s glass work 10 Batlile Ngcobo posing next to his artwork 11 Mike Hyam posing next to his glass work 12 Rooftop VIII- Beyond the Limit participating artists & guests speaker

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OPENING OF STOMPIE SELIBE’S EXHIBITION AT CANDICE BERMAN FINE ART GALLERY 13 Artist Daniel Stompie Selibe with gallery owner Candice Berman 14 Stompie Selibe (far right) with his band

OPENING OF THE NMMU STUDENTS’ PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Photos: Basil Brady

15 Skye Cronje, Lindsay Bouncy Ball, Samantha Brauteseth & Julie Aarts 16 Sarah Walmsley & Jonathan van der Walt 17 Dinette Crafford & Luke Lombard 18 Demi Klinkradt & Monalisa Colditz 19 Shane van Heerden 20 Zinziswa Zanele Mavuso, Glenn Meyer & Nadia van der Walt 21 Karl Schoemaker

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ART CONVERSATIONS FUNDRAISING DINNER & EXHIBITION, WELGEMEEND, CAPE TOWN 22 Dr & Mrs Christo Wiese 23 Helena Le Roux, Bina Genovese & Ann Palmer 24 Patrick Kilbourn, Claudia Kilbourn, JanHendrik Hanekom & Lizelle Kilbourn 25 Christopher Peter & Andries Landman 26 Frank Kilbourn & Wilhelm van Rensburg 27 Alex Richards, Vanessa Phillips, Jean le ClusTheron, Wilhelm van Rensburg, Camilla Bin, Ann Palmer, Carmen Welz & Johan Laubser 28 Tanja Mackay Davidson & Charloom Laubser 29 Elphie & Anton Taljaard

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South African Artists Abroad ACHIEVEMENTS: Meghna Singh, Amie Soudien, Chandra Frank, Thembinkosi Goniwe, Zanele Muholi, Alan Parker and Nala Xaba were recently awarded fellowships by The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA). Awarded to creative thinkers and doers in diverse disciplines, ICA fellowships encourage collaborative dialogue around issues of urbanism, community, historical legacy and the postcolonial imaginary. Fellows are encouraged to test boundaries, engage with new publics, and to explore the critical potentialities of live art. Tamsin Relly has been shortlisted for the Dentons Art Prize – a biannual award for artists based in London.

EXHIBITIONS: Dan Halter has been included in ENERGY FLASH – The Rave Movement at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (Antwerp, Belgium). From the 1980s and 1990s, rave culture was Europe’s last big youth movement. During this period of radical social and political change, rave, in its various guises, migrated around the continent from its epicentre of Great Britain, Belgium and Germany. As a movement, it enacted a desire to be autonomous, with a belief in tolerance and experimental living, all built around the latent energy of electronic music. Energy Flash will be the first museum exhibition for considering rave, as well as the social, political, economic and technological conditions that led to the advent of rave as an alternative movement across Europe. The exhibition is currently running, until 25 September 2016. Bogosi Sekhukhuni is one of 11 artists invited by curator Élise Atangana to participate in a residency programme as part of the second Kampala Biennale (3 September – 2 October 2016). ‘Taking on the role of investigators, the artists will intervene in situ and interact with the urban fabric of Kampala.’ Recent works by Penny Siopis are on view in Mauritius, at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean in a solo exhibition titled Incarnations (now, until 17 November 2016). Her monumental triptych Late and Soon (2013-15) and video Communion (2011) form the heart of the show. Penny Siopis and Jo Ractliffe have been selected to participate in the Taipei Biennial (10 September 2016 – 5 February 2017). The theme of the biennial, curated by Corinne Diserens, is ‘Gestures and archives of the present, genealogies of the future: A new lexicon for the biennial’. Kemang Wa Lehulere and Zanele Muholi are participants in the ninth edition of SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul (South Korea), curated by Beck Jee-sook, under the title NERIRI KIRURU HARARA. The biennale is currently running, until 20 November 2016. Robin Rhode and Zanele Muholi have been selected for Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude, ‘Project 2’ of the Busan Biennale, curated by Yun Cheagab. The project will be on show at F1973 KISWIRE Suyeong Factory in Busan, South Korea (3 September – 30 November 2016). Anton Smit has an ongoing exhibition, Colossal, at North Head Gallery in New South Wales (Australia). More than 30 pieces of his and Lionel Smit’s work have recently been included in Australian Bronze Sculpture House’s new sculpture garden. Lionel Smit will be showing his solo exhibition, Faces of Identity, at Didrichsen Art Museum (Helsinki, Finland) from 9 September 2016 until 29 January 2017. Top to bottom: Tamsin Relly, Grotto, 2015, Water mixable oils on linen, 90 x 120cm Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Tile Patten for Unfrozen, rainbowcore, 2014 A Lionel Smit painting for Faces of Identity, at Didrichsen Art Museum Anton Smit sculptures on Shelley Beach, New South Wales. Image courtesy of Australian Bronze and Clive Calder

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Time-Travelling with SAADA SAADA Antique, Art & Design Joburg Expo 28 - 30 October 2016

By Paul Mrkusic – CEO of SAADA and owner of Bancroft Antique Ever wished you could jump into a time machine and flit across the ages? Have you wondered what it would be like to materialise in an Art Deco music hall, and flow with the flappers, dance a jig in the jazz age? Or perhaps you would prefer to appear in a perfumed and powered Parisian palace with Louisthis and Louis-that, nodding your head wisely to the costumed court counsel? Impossible you say, shaking your head in stern admonishment? Well actually, yes it is! It is, sort of. Whizzing about in a time-warp has been a fascination of mine since I was a kid, when I witnessed Marty McFly do just that with Doc Brown in their modified DeLorean. Zoom ahead thirty years, peer through my black and white photographic stereo viewer, and be transported straight back to the turn of the last century: you can find yourself sitting in a dirt and dusty Transvaal camp taking tea with the Boer War soldiers. You thought Samsung invented virtual reality? Take a look at this curiosity on my Bancroft Antiques online store and think again. But I’m getting ahead of myself (that tends to happen to a time-traveller) – the real reason I am writing this to expose the cheery-faced South African Antique, Art & Design Association as the group of covert chronovators that we are! Proof? Well just the other day I took a wary wander through some of our member stores in Joburg’s northern suburbs, and in each one I swear to you I was whisked through a wormhole to an entirely different epoch. At Take It For Granted I was suddenly somewhere in the 1700’s sitting in a grandly carved dark oak Wainscot throne. Perhaps I should term it a “thronet” (I coined it first!), for this was smaller in proportion than some I’ve seen and I know that the relative size and splendour of these chairs marks the status not only of the castle or manor house they sit in, but also of the person who in turn sits in them – not for a commoner (they sit on the floor, or a stool if they are lucky), this must belong to the Lady of the land, and I was careful not to rub the natural organic dye from the surface, as I know that back in my day this is where the value will lie. There must’ve been something about chairs that day, for I blinked 16

my eye and found myself in the late 18th Century perched elegantly on one of a pair of fine Cape Stinkwood Neo-Classical armchairs. I smiled to myself, for I know that come 2016 one of these will form part of the Iziko collection on display in the Koopmans de Wet House, Strand Street, Cape Town. The other, however, is for lucky you to acquire from SAADA’s Riaan Bolt Antiques. I could hear a distant titter: could that be Lady Anne Barnard herself? South Africa’s very own Duchess of Cambridge, a style-monger whose influence on Cape culture was enduring, and whose lavish balls and parties were awe-inspiring. As it began to fade, I glanced around the freshly arranged room and thought, “Yes, this could be the Castle itself! I’m certain Lady Barnard asserted new English elegance (and dominance) in its redecoration”. When my sight restored, however, I was resting on a plushly upholstered mahogany reclining chair.

“This chair is awesome – a Lazy Boy, dare I say it, but beautiful!” I thought. “I’m either in Ashley Judge’s uber chic Hunter Gatherer Parkhurst store, or some vintage Victorian mansion”. The latter seemed equally plausible – one just doesn’t find such a rare chair in the future – and so I adjusted the bespoke seat’s back to a comfortable angle, opened the arms wide, pushed out the foot rest, and turned for a tumbler of Scotland’s finest… But time had other plans for me: I bent my head back to find the chair had evolved into one cleanly shaped in plywood. That was my first clue: time travel can be bewildering – you never know where you are at first – and, while laptops can travel with one in time, the internet can’t. Instead I recalled that the use of plywood in furniture and industrial design was a post-World War II innovation. Obviously plywood itself had been around for quite some time – everyone knows that! – but it was only now that designers looked at something as simple as the tennis racquet and applied the principle of heat and moisture to bend the panels into almost any shape imaginable. Ten times stronger than the same size of standard timber, furniture could now be lighter than a futuristic Danish daydream. Ah ha! This must be an AX chair! Designed in 1950 by the architects Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, it was produced by the Fritz Hansen furniture design company. I’d seen one just the other day in… now where was it? WHEN was it even? I looked up into my head to find the memory: of course! I glanced back down, and found myself posted to the present, sitting in Jeremy Stephen Antiques. That’s where! Enough time-travelling for me, now it’s your turn: follow in my flighty footsteps, watch design evolve, and don’t miss this (and more) at the annual SAADA Antique, Art & Design JHB Expo at the Wanderers club house Illovo, Friday 28 – Sunday 30 October. Visit www.saada.co.za or call 011 880 0815 for more info.

Left: Cape Stinkwood Neo-Classical Chair

Right: SAADA’s Antique, Art & Design Joburg Expo boasts a large variety of time-travelling souvenirs

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Africa, and the next edition brings together participants from Angola, Cuba, Brazil and South Africa. The third curatorial initiative I started is Working Title, which is a platform for young artists and young curators. It is essentialy a space to bring young artists and interesting ideas forward and to make opportunities where they would ordinarily be limited. When we think of your role as a leader, an instance that comes to mind is the occasion when you strongly defended the gallery as Brett Murray’s painting of Zuma with his genitals exposed came under attack. Would you like to elaborate on how the whole incident affected you and the gallery? I never wavered for a second. Throughout, I felt the need to represent our artist and his exhibition. Looking back, I think the ordeal was a blessing because I learnt so much from that experience. It set me in good stead to concentrate on ensuring that my primary belief must be in the work that is shown in

the gallery. It made me more conscious and more responsible. I understood that freedom of expression comes with responsibility. But the gallery is a neutral space and a place to effect social dialogue – all throughout and after I have continued to believe in the power of art. Are there any secrets to your success as Director? African contemporary art is fashionable at the moment. I’m not really interested in the fashionable moment. I’m interested in the discourse we’ve had for 50 years, and that we will continue to have, and that will shape art history globally. The Goodman Gallery represents artists who effect social change and who challenge unequal power structures now and will continue to do so into the future. Thank you for your contribution to the South African art industry. We look forward to the next fifty years of Goodman Gallery’s development.

Liza Essers

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versus exhaustive, curated group exhibitions. My ultimate goal is to realise an experience for the viewer that is singular, momentous and moving. Your fashion label has been described as ‘art applied to silk’. How is it positioned within the context of visual art? I started L’MAD Collection as a limited edition fashion brand four years while living in Cape Town. What began as a simple idea of working with visual artists to translate their artworks into wearable silk accessories, has developed into an international scarf business and a luxury clothing collection called GxL. The ethos behind both L’MAD and GxL (a collaboration between

Guillotine and L’MAD) is to remain in constant dialogue with contemporary African art. For each collection I curate the selection of artists, working closely with each of them to create unique works for the project. What I have discovered is that artists love multidisciplinary projects that allow them to explore different outlets for their creativity. There is perhaps a unifying palette and sense of nostalgia and even humour about each collection but my intention is not for each scarf or garment to fit into a particular curatorial theme but rather to be unique to each artist’s expression. Thanks to Curate 8 – a new initiative to promote local SA brands – you can find L’MAD and GxL at Stuttafords, Sandton City.

What’s next on your creative journey? My next creative journey involves developing further platforms for the exposure of African creative practice and developing strategies for our local arts industry to secure greater involvement from South African businesses and corporate institutions. There are such exciting benefits and leveraging opportunities out there for organisations wanting to get involved in the arts. In the creative world, ideas come fast and cheap. Making them work is the challenge.

up and said: “Come and see me. Would you like to buy the Goodman Gallery?” In retrospect I was incredibly naïve as to what went into running and directing a commercial gallery. The truth is I had absolutely no idea. In a lot of ways, things fell into place by chance, not because I necessarily planned a dream and a life’s ambition. But I think, in retrospect, I’ve managed to bring together all my passions and skills.

South Africa and to look for new talent here, in the younger generation, but I felt a need to open up that dialogue I took the opportunity to add a number of North African artists into the stable: Ghada Amer, Kader Attia and Mounir Fatmi as afterall the divide between North Africa and SubSaharan Africa is merely a colonial construct. Kudzanai Chiurai was the first artist from the continent who we started representing in 2009. I am interested in shared colonial histories and in the dialogue with Brazil and with other centres in Latin America. It is important to look at art history from a global South perspective. South African collectors are interested in South African paintings from the 70’s and 80’s – landscapes. I initiated three curatorial initiatives very early on: the first was In Context, which happens every few years, as a city wide initiative. ‘In Context’ explores dynamics and tension of space. The first edition in 2010 brought to the country major international artists like Jenny Holzer, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Yinka Shonibare some who had never shown in the country before. The second edition of ‘In Context’ was titled ‘Nation State’ and the third happens in November this year and is titled Africans in America. It will be accompanied by a major academic conference, ‘Black Portraitures’ in collaboration with Harvard and NYU, bringing major international African American artists to the country, including Theaster Gates and partnering with institutions like JAG . Similarly, South South was an initiative that we started last year and that will happen every few years. The first show looked at Brazil and South

We are excited to see what this year’s FNB JoburgArtFair has in store, and we look forward to growing success for your L’MAD Collection.

Liza Essers is the Owner and Director of Goodman Gallery. In 2008, she took over from another powerhouse of South Africa’s visual art industry, female founder Linda Givon (previously Goodman). As Director, Essers has focused on bridging gaps between institutions, artists and collectors, while establishing strong international partnerships and garnering regular participation in the world’s major art fairs. As Goodman Gallery celebrates its fiftieth year, Essers continues to lead the Gallery from strength to strength. Thank you for your precious time, Liza, and congratulations on Goodman Gallery’s fiftieth. Your path to becoming a gallery director was perhaps more complex than most. Can you take us on that journey? I had been working with Linda Givon, privately. I became her biggest client in terms of buying works and placing them into collections. I had curated a show in London in which I collaborated with Goodman Gallery and with Givon. But it was clear that I needed to root myself, and the gallery provided what I was in search of. I went back and forth to Givon a number of times, asking if I could come and learn from her and asking if I could buy the gallery. This continued for about two years and eventually she saw that I wasn’t going away. I showed up at the Basel Art Fair and I was genuinely interested, genuinely engaged. I was making a movie on William Kentridge and Marlene Dumas in conversation. So I felt blessed when one day, in November 2007, she called me

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Please give us a picture of how Goodman Gallery has changed since you started there. The Goodman Gallery is unique in the international art world as is its context. The gallery opened in South Africa in 1966 during the Apartheid years and it hasn’t just survived, it has flourished. It is incredibly important that that DNA, and essence of the gallery remains as a space focused on social change. As the government has other priorities, there is little funding available for the arts. As a result, beyond being a commercial gallery, we also function as a ICA space When I took over the gallery eight years ago, it was clear that the gallery represented artists from South Africa only, and that made sense in terms of where the country was and where we’d come from. However given what was happening in the international art world, I realized that it was critical to start opening up that dialogue immediately and bring in artists from the continent, and international artists where there was a dialogue with the African context. I was continuing to work with key artists in

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GRAHAM’S FINE ART GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS RUSSIAN ABSTRACT ARTIST, AS SEEN IN THE STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM, ST PETERSBURG

VLADIMIR ZAGOROV YELLOW MOVEMENT 1 September - 15 October 2016 Also exhibited at the Joburg Art Fair, 9 - 11 September

68 on Hobart, Block A corner William Nicol Drive and Dover Road (entrance off Hobart Road), Bryanston Graham: +27 83 605 5000 Gallery: +27 11 463 7869 graham@grahamsgallery.co.za info@grahamsgallery.co.za www.grahamsgallery.co.za Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 18:00 Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00 Sundays and evenings by appointment


Lucy MacGarry

Powerful Women in Art – Part 2 In August, we took the opportunity of it being Women’s Month to interview female leaders in the South African art industry. This month, we continue the series by interviewing Liza Essers and Lucy MacGarry – two more powerful women in art.

Lucy MacGarry is the Curator of the FNB JoburgArtFair and she has over a decade of curatorial experience. She also has her own fashion label, L’MAD Collection. Lucy MacGarry, this is your second year as Curator of the FNB JoburgArtFair. How has the Fair developed since you came on board? In the two thrilling years that I have been Curator, the FNB JoburgArtFair has grown from 37 exhibitors, in 2014, to over 80 in 2016 with galleries and art spaces from 17 countries across Africa, Europe and the United States. Under the directorship of Mandla Sibeko, we have also achieved a noticeably diversified audience with the view to widening the base of serious collectors in South Africa. From a curatorial perspective, I curated a dedicated programme of experimental film and live performance in 2015, with internationally recognised artist, Candice Breitz (SA / Germany) as Featured Artist. This year, our Special Projects programme turns attention to East Africa with a focus that will manifest as an invitational section to spotlight the artistic landscapes of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan. As the highlight of this programme, 2016 Featured Artist, Wangechi Mutu (Kenya / USA) will be exhibiting a film and sculptural installation.

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In comparison to other large, international art fairs, how would you describe FNB JoburgArtFair? The most intriguing characteristic about the FNB JoburgArtFair is that it is based somewhat on two different models – that of a biennale and a commercial art fair. As the largest and most established fair on the continent, our unique position presents a challenge to provide the ideal commercial environment for sales, while fulfilling the impossible desire to concentrate the infinite worlds of contemporary African art in a single place. While the fair is a great deal smaller than most international fairs, the result is a tightly curated experience that finds a careful balance between maintaining presentations of an international standard with providing a platform for emerging talent from South Africa and further afield. Where would you like to see the Fair in five years’ time? I would like to see the fair further mature into its cultural role as an international thought-leader on the practices and discourses of contemporary African art. To this end, I initiated the TEDxJohannesburg Talks with the aim of making the conversation around African art accessible to a broader audience. Made possible by the support Ogojiii magazine, this will be first ever TEDxJohannesburg Salon to be themed on

the contemporary visual arts of Africa. The programme includes singular presentations, conversations and live performances that will be filmed and streamed live within the Fair. The speakers range from artist William Kentridge, US collector Pamela Joyner, the Tate Modern’s Zoe Whitely to local performer Manthe Ribane and arts activist Buhlebezwe Siwani from iQhiya Arts Collective. These talks will run alongside the Fair at the Theatre on the Square on 10 September. Having been a curator for over a decade, what complexities of curation captivate you? The practice of curating is very much a practice of connection. I enjoy the process of making constellations and engaging with people from diverse contexts. Slowly being recognised as its own medium, one has to tread lightly when putting together an exhibition. Our country has a long legacy of large group exhibitions that are intended to be inclusive and provide insight into a current creative / social / political zeitgeist. However, the resultant product is often compromised by multiple political agendas that reduce micro narratives to the curator’s macro narrative. As an approach, I prefer to work with artists to realise immersive installations by one or two artists continued on page 14

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Burr Print & Purpose to be auctioned this October and Exploring the Subliminal in Half Light and Shadow Cape Town’s Association for Visual Arts (AVA) is putting the spotlight on the fine and diverse art of printmaking in a newly commissioned portfolio to be sold to raise funds. Burr Print & Purpose is a unique, limited-edition portfolio comprising etchings by eight artists and will include a poem commissioned to the theme. Production is limited to 10 portfolios, of which only two will come to the art market. The first-numbered will be auctioned in October as fundraiser for the association’s ArtReach project by the esteemed art house Strauss & Co. Artists participating in the unusual venture are Bridget Baker, Lien Botha, Georgina Gratrix, Randy Hartzenberg, Bonolo Kavula, Vulindlela Nyoni, Andrew Putter and Mandla Vanyaza. Karin Schimke has composed a poem which will be included in the signed portfolios. While usually working in various different media, the artists were invited to rekindle the tactile power of print in an era of media and communication overload. In other words, the theme is print itself, for which ‘burr’ acts as metaphor. Printmaking has a unique presence and history in South Africa and the curators explained that they

wanted to challenge artists to consider the power and effect of constructing a printed image – an etching in black only - on paper, to develop a visual signal of purpose and passion. A presence for our time, as it were. The curators are Eunice Geustyn and Melvyn Minnaar and the series has been produced in collaboration with the Ruth Prowse School of Art with master printer Alma Vorster. Burr Print & Purpose as well as accompanying artist’s proofs will be exhibited at the AVA gallery in September. It will also be accompanied by an extensive marketing campaign. All funds will go to AVA ArtReach. Initiated in the late 1980s, the fund serves to assist artists. Over the years the programme has funded a spectrum of artists’ needs, including materials, workshops, tuition, framing, studio rentals, exhibition cost and catalogues. AVA ArtReach has launched several emerging artists who have gone on to achieve success. The first portfolio will go on auction on 10 October 2016 at Strauss & Co, Cape Town. Strauss & Co is the official sponsor of AVA’s print portfolio. Burr Print & Purpose will open at the AVA Gallery (35 Church Street, Cape Town) on 1 September

2016, alongside Jill Trappler and Eunice Geustyn’s shared exhibition, Half Light and Shadow. Trappler’s acrylic paintings and Geustyn’s printbased multimedia works and installations explore the subliminal. These may be physical, psychological or spiritual elements that reside below the surface, live in shadow and may be partially illuminated. The contrasting bodies of work also speak of perception – of that which appears dark yet upon inspection, reveals light, and that which appears light (yet has none), but draws one in through the shadows. Geustyn’s prints and Trappler’s paintings are almost directly complimentary in concept and intention. Where Geustyn has a direct narrative and message to convey, Trappler maps the geography of the surface and leaves the meta-narratives for the viewer to seek. While Geustyn works through a process of delicate, deliberate and masterful drawing, print technique and stitching, Trappler’s work relies on the imaginative tradition of drawing by layering colour, medium and mark to gain mobility and engagement. For more information, contact +27 21 424 74 36 or info@ava.co.za

Left: Eunice Geustyn, No means Yes (The Third Girl), 2016, Hardground, Softground and Aquatint, spit bite, watercolour, medical suture thread on 100% cotton 300 gsm Hannemuhle, 58 x 79 cm, A/P III

Right: A Randy Hartzenburg print for Burr Print & Purpose

Below: Jill Trappler, Leeway, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 140 x 218 cm

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LOT TO WATCH | Harry Stratford Caldecott (South African, 1886-1929), Government Avenue, Cape Town (circa 1926), oil on board, 54 x 66cm (21 1/4 x 26in). Estimate: £70,000 - 100,000 (ZAR 1.2 million - 1.7 million)

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HIGHLIGHT | Walter Oltmann, Lace, signed and numbered 26/60 in pencil in the margin, etching, image size: 41,5 by 29cm; sheet size: 78,5 by 53,5cm. Estimate: R6 000 – 8 000

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HIGHLIGHT | Tinus de Jongh, Cape Homestead with Chickens and Pumpkins Estimate: R 80 000 – R 100 000

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LOT TO WATCH | Penny (Penelope) Siopis (South African 1953-), Lace Cloth, oil on canvas, 90 by 120cm, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, Wits Fine Art Staff Exhibition, 1984. Estimate R300 000 500 000

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LOT TO WATCH | William Kentridge (b.1955 South Africa) Felix in Exile, 1994, etching, aquatint, drypoint and soft ground, signed and numbered 25/35 in pencil in the margin, 55 x 77 cm

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Executive Chairman Frank Kilbourn’s Top Ten Lots for Strauss & Co’s October Auction

Dorothy Kay, Boer War Estimate: R 10 000 - 15 000

Jane Alexander, Shepherd Estimate: R20 000 - 30 000

Lucky Sibiya, Namibian Woman, Swazi Woman, Xhosa Woman and Zulu Woman, four Estimate: R50 000 - 70 000

Peter Schütz, St Lucy Estimate: R85 000 - 120 000

Alexis Preller, Egrets Estimate: R 150 000 - 200 000

George Pemba, Pensioners Queuing for Payouts Estimate: R100 000 - 150 000

François Krige, Cairo Estimate: R 180 000 - 240 000

Karel Anthony Nel, Collected Images Estimate: R 300 000 - 500 000

Robert Hodgins, A Golem Couple Estimate: R 600 000 - 800 000

Irma Stern, Still Life with Lilies Estimate: R 5 000 000 - 7 000 000

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A haul of modern masters and contemporary pioneers STRAUSS & CO | CAPE TOWN Paintings dominate Strauss & Co’s forthcoming October sale in Cape Town, but there is a noticeable contemporary attitude about this spring auction. Two still life paintings by pioneering South African painters, Irma Stern and Penny Siopis, rank among the standout lots. Produced in 1947 and 1983 respectively, the two works capture Stern and Siopis at very different moments in their careers. Stern’s brilliantly coloured Still Life with Lilies (1947) was produced during a frenetic period of travel and work. It depicts a vase of orange lilies accompanied by a plate of fruit and a figure of Buddha. Stern would occasionally incorporate religious icons drawn from her personal collection into her compositions. The painting carries an upper estimate of R7 million, reflecting Stern’s status as a bellwether artist of South Africa’s robust auction market. Stern died in 1966, nearly two decades before Siopis came to prominence with her richly textured “cake painting” series. Lace Cloth (1983), which is expected to fetch between R300 000 and 500 000, was influenced by feminist theory and is an early example of the artist’s still-evolving interest in painterly technique. Aside from traditional painting implements, Siopis used cake-icing instruments like decorative nozzles and spatulas to produce this painting. The work is closely associated, in theme and style, to a still life awarded a medal at the second Cape Town Triennial in 1985. Frank Kilbourn, Strauss & Co’s recently appointed chairman and a noted collector, considers Stern’s painting among his top picks from the October auction. His other picks include Alexis Preller’s Egrets (1953), an idiosyncratic landscape study valued between R150 000 and R200 000, and George Pemba’s social-realist painting Pensioners Queuing for Payouts (1993). “Pemba, a Port Elizabeth artist like Dorothy Kay, often painted scenes reflecting the everyday lives of people under the apartheid regime of the time,” elaborates Kilbourn. Of particular interest here is the provenance of the work: it was gifted by the artist to The Black Sash, Port Elizabeth.” This historically significant study of penury and patience was exhibited on the 1996 retrospective devoted to Pemba at the South African National Gallery. The painting is expected to fetch between R100 000 and R150 000. Kilbourn’s extensive personal holding includes key works by painter Robert Hodgins. His top ten lots from the October sale include an expressionist study by Hodgins of two figures in a room, A Golem Couple (2002). There are five paintings by Hodgins on offer in the forthcoming Strauss & Co sale. Since his death in 2010 at age 89, prices for works by Hodgins have steadily increased. In March 2015, auctioneer Stephen Welz knocked down Hodgins’s J’accuse (1995-96) for R2.6 million, a world record for the artist. Strauss & Co has handled all the top ten sales of works by Hodgins. 6

Penny Siopis, Lace Cloth Estimate R300 000 - 500 000

Like Siopis, Hodgins was a teacher at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was a key figure in the formation of contemporary art practices in South Africa. William Kentridge, with whom he collaborated on a print portfolio and video, has described Hodgins as a model artist. Although highly prized for his paintings, Hodgins was also a prolific printmaker and in this capacity occasionally jobbed for Walter Battiss, who is represented in the forthcoming sale by the lyrical oil, After the Bathe (1955). Battiss – like Stern – was an inveterate traveller whose art was informed by his many encounters across the African continent, and beyond. The work was produced during a period of extensive travel, including sojourns in Maputo, London and Venice. The work, formerly owned by East London artist and teacher Jack Lugg, is estimated to fetch between R140 000 and R180 000. Contemporary painting is also strongly represented in the October sale catalogue, notably by the inclusion of works by abstract painter Zander Blom. Blom’s energetic paintings have earned him widespread acclaim. In 2014 he was awarded the Jean-François Prat Prize for contemporary art in Paris. Contemporary sculpture is also w ell represented. Jane Alexander also graduated with a Master’s degree in sculpture in the 1980s, shortly before Murray. Strauss & Co has successfully sold key lots

spanning the career of this world-renowned sculptor. But Alexander has also long worked with photography. Kilbourn, who also pinpoints Karel Nel’s Collected Images as a top-ten pick, is excited by the inclusion of Alexander’s photomontage Shepherd (1986) in the October sale. “In this particular work, one recognizes one of Alexander’s iconic Butcher Boys intriguingly juxtaposed with a young man with a shepherd’s staff,” notes Kilbourn. Widely exhibited, most recently on the group exhibition The Quiet Violence of Dreams at Stevenson, Alexander’s work carries a conservative estimate of R20 000 - R30 000. “The upcoming Strauss & Co auction in Cape Town again offers the discerning collector an ideal opportunity to acquire some outstanding works across many different media and price points,” summarises Kilbourn.

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