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MONTHLY ISSUE NO. 38 OCT 2000



Cape Town
17.10.00 'La Lumiére des Origines' at the SANG
17.10.00 Artist-in-residence: Robin Rhode
10.10.00 uBudoda: Images of Masculinity at the AVA
10.10.00 Peet Pienaar at Bell-Roberts Contemporary
17.10.00 Michaelis Lecture Series, Thurs October 19
10.10.00 Michaelis Lecture Series, Thurs October 12
03.10.00 Michaelis Lecture Series, Thurs October 5
10.10.00 Cyber art auction to be conducted from the Bellville Association of Arts
03.10.00 Leora Farber, Mark Hipper and Jenö Gindl at Joáo Ferreira
03.10.00 New Premises for Bang the Gallery
03.10.00 Graphic works by German artists at the Irma Stern
03.10.00 Musa Xaba at the Hänel
03.10.00 Peter van Straten at the 3rd I Gallery
26.09.00 Kay Hassan opens at the SANG
19.09.00 Susan Hefuna: Navigation Xcultural
12.09.00 Musuku: Golden Links with our Past at the National Gallery
08.08.00 Sanlam Art Collection's New Acquisitions on Show
Tulbagh
17.10.00 Focus on Printmaking at the Tulbagh Sanlam Visual Arts Festival
Malmesbury
17.10.00 Press Luncheon for Thupelo International Workshop 2000
Stellenbosch
10.10.00 Alan Alborough at The University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery


Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall
David et Bethsabeé,1956
Lithograph




CAPE TOWN

'La Lumiére des Origines' at the SANG

Marc Chagall is widely regarded as a master of 20th Century European modernism, and this extensive and important collection of his work will be the first such exhibition in South Africa, where it is split into two, with the paintings hanging in the Standard Bank Galleries in Johannesburg, and the tapestries and lithographs coming to the National Gallery. Chagall's life was characterised by loss, exile and rootlessness, but his spirit was revived in 1948 upon his return to France. It is this period which the show, two years in the planning, documents. For a show of this size and cultural significance to travel to South Africa, considerable organisation and funding is required. Initially a project of the French Insitute, the show is also suppported by the French Embassy and the Standard Bank.

Opening October 18, 6 p.m.

October 19 - January 14

South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Company Gardens, Cape Town

Tel: (021) 465-1628
Fax: (021) 461-0045
Email: sang@gem.co.za


Robin Rhode

Robin Rhode
Pipe bottle
From the artist's
recent show at the Market




Artist-in-residence: Robin Rhode

Robin Rhode will be at the South African National Gallery as an artist in residence. Born on the Cape Flats and living in Johannesburg, Robin Rhode has a particular interest in the subcultures and criminal elements of rough neighbourhoods. With the traditional medium of charcoal he draws on walls as artists have done in South Africa for centuries. In attempting to interact with his wall-drawings, he then blurs the boundaries between reality and illusion.

During this residency Robin Rhode will create new works dealing with urban crime. Rhode's performances have the power to engage with pertinent issues while challenging very fundamental preconceptions in our society. However, his fresh approach and off the wall humour ensure that his live performances and videos are both riveting and entertaining.

This residency is part of a larger project entitled 'Fresh', which will see seven young South African artists participating in month-long residencies at the Gallery. 'Fresh' is funded by the Stichtung Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds through an award made to Marlene Dumas.

Robin Rhode will be performing and interacting with visitors at the following times:

Thursday October 19, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., in the South African National Gallery, Room 6
Friday October 20, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., outside the South African National Gallery
Thursday November 2, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., (venue to be confirmed)
Friday November 3, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., at the South African National Gallery

October 12 - November 12

South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Company Gardens, Cape Town

For more information please contact Emma Bedford or Veronika Klaptocz

Tel: (021) 465-1628
Fax: (021) 461-0045
Email: sang@gem.co.za


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Map to venue

Participants from the workshop




Press Luncheon for Thupelo International Workshop 2000

On October 23, between between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., members of the media are invited to attend a press luncheon which takes place during the Thupelo International Workshop 2000. Those attending will be able to meet with the artists and experience the workshop in progress.

The workshop runs from October 19 - 30 at the Goedgedacht Conference Centre in Malmesbury. These workshops seek to encourage personal artistic growth in the visual arts in a mutually supportive workshop environment that encourages freedom to experiment through a sharing of ideas, experiences, techniques and disciplines. They aim to create a synergy that will enlarge the artistic community and foster interrelationships. This particular workshop will involve 13 National artists and 5 International artists. They are:

Lionel Davis, Garth Erasmus, Mark O'Donovan, Janet Ranson, Anthony Cawood, Lundi Mdiba and Andrew Porter from the Western Cape; Pat Mautloa, Sarah Tabane, Dumisane Mabasa and Di Hyslop fron Gauteng; Nonklankla Mhlongo from kwaZulu Natal; Godfrey Seti from the Eastern Cape; Ann Gollifer from Botswana; Lutanda Mwamba from Zambia; Michael Minnis from Ireland; Amean Mohammed from Pakistan and Sarath Kumarasiri from Sri Lanka. The workshop will be followed by an exhibition at the venue on Sunday October from 12 p.m.

October 23, 12 - 3 p.m.

Goedgedacht Centre, Malmesbury

Confirm your attendance with Alex Mamacos
Tel/Fax: (021) 447-9699 Email: artmore@mweb.co.za


Zayd Minty

Opening of the One City Festival at the Granary in Cape Town




Michaelis Lecture Series, Thursday October 19

Zayd Minty has a BA in drama and legal studies, and an Honours Degree in Cultural and Media Studies from the University of Natal. He has been involved in various aspects of the arts, media and development since 1984 as an arts administrator, producer, curator, club manager, journalist and activist.

Minty has also worked as the Living Culture and Arts Co-ordinator at Robben Island Museum, and as Director of the Community Arts Project, an NGO involved in arts education. He previously served as a board member on the Cape Performing Arts Board (now Artscape) as well as various policy and transformation initiatives in the arts, and he presently sits on two Section 21 trusts - Magnet Theatre and Public Eye. Minty is currently running an arts production and curation company, called One, and has worked on a number of projects including 'Isintu' (an exhibition of works by black South Africans and Indigenous Australians at the SANG), 'Softserve 2' and BLAC (a discourse-building project for the empowerment of black artists and cultural workers). He was also the executive producer of a play entitled Severance. Most recently he coordinated the Cape Town One City Festival

Minty will talk about his work as a cultural activist and an independent arts producer/ curator, using examples of previous work and, in particular, focusing on BLAC and the One City Festival.

Thursday October 19, 1 - 2 p.m.

Michaelis Lecture Theatre, Michaelis Building, Hiddingh Campus, 31 - 37 Orange Street, Cape Town

Confirm your attendance with Alex Mamacos
Tel/Fax: (021) 480-7114 Email: cperez@hiddingh.uct.ac.za


Warrick Sony

Warrick Sony



Michaelis Lecture, Thursday October 12

Warrick Sony, who will deliver this week's lecture, has worked in the electronic media as a composer, producer, DJ and sound designer on a multitude of films, documentaries, art events, theatre, dance and album projects. He is the founder and sole member of the legendary Kalahari Surfers who recorded with Shifty Studios in the mid-80s, producing five albums of politically radical musical song/satire which were eventually released through the London label Recommended Records. The Kalahari Surfers toured Europe and played in East Berlin, Moscow, Riga and (then called) Leningrad as well as in Brazil.

Sony's other recording projects over the years include an album with acclaimed Sowetan poet Lesego Rampolokeng and two albums with Brendan Jury under the name 'Trans-Sky' . He also produced albums for the Original Evergreen, the Honeymoon Suites and worked on remix projects including Busi Mhlongo and Noise Khanyile. Sony also engineered the Brian Eno workshop sessions in Cape Town.

Pan African music has always been an interest of Sony's and three years at BMG specialising in this field gave him the opportunity to work as a DJ as well as playing mixtures of world and African sounds. Recent projects include music for the Handspring Theatre Company's production The Chimp Project, an album collaboration with Greg Hunter from 'the ORB', soon to be released on MELT, as well as a 13 part series of wildlife films for the Discovery Channel. Visit www.kalaharisurfers.co.za for more.

1 - 2pm, Thursday October 12

Michaelis Lecture Theatre, Michaelis Building, Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 480-7114
E-mail: cperez@hiddingh.uct.ac.za




Michaelis Lecture, Thursday October 5

This week's lecture will be given by Eric Miller who is widely regarded as one of the most experienced photojournalists working in South Africa. Having spent several years working for the wire services, Reuters & Associated Press, he now works freelance, mostly on assignment for a variety of European newspapers and magazines. He also works for a number of local and international non-government oganisations.

In the 1980s Miller documented 'the struggle' against apartheid, and in the 1990s he has covered various aspects of the transformation process in the country. Miller has also accumulated an extensive archive of documentary images from Cuba, Vietnam and a number of African countries including Congo, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal amongst others where he has photographed in the last few years.

Thursday October 5, 1 p.m.

Michaelis Lecture Theatre, Michaelis Building, Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 480-7114
E-mail: cperez@hiddingh.uct.ac.za





Focus on Printmaking at the Tulbagh Sanlam Visual Arts Festival

Professional Printmaking is the focus of an exhibition organised by the Sanlam Art Collection at this year's Tulbagh Festival. The exhibition features work by various artists who have worked in the Hard Ground Printmakers Studio over the years. Hard Ground Printmakers, essentially Jonathan Comerford and Judy Woodborne, have provided artists outside of an institutional support structure with professional printmaking services over the last decade. This workshop has proved that professionalism, commitment to quality and an entrepreneurial spirit can turn printmaking into a viable business. A selection of the works on show will be for sale at reasonable prices.

Accompanying the exhibition will be two workshops, presented by Jonathan Comerford, Selwyn Pekeur and Peter Clarke which take place on Saturday October 21 and 28 from from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will be introduced to basic lino and monoprinting techniques and have the opportunity to print on one of the largest lino printing presses in South Africa. For those who wish to observe the process, Jonathan Comerford and colleagues from Hard Ground Printmakers will be working throughout the day over both weekends

To book for the workshop and for more information about the exhibition contact:

Rochelle Beresford Festival co-ordinator on (023) 230-1143 / 082 864-7923

October 19 - October 29

The Ballotina Gallery, 4 Church Street, Tulbagh.


Zwelethu Mthethwa

"Zwelethu Mthethwa focuses on the traditional roles of Black men and the question of masculinity."




uBudoda: Images of Masculinity at the AVA

Four British artists from the Male Identity Group (MIG) in London, curated by Jeremy Mulvey, artist and fine art lecturer at London's University of Westminster, are showing together with four South Africans. MIG is a London-based group of multicultural artists who produce work and organize exhibitions about men. The four from this group are Ben Joiner, Timo Lehtonen, Shaheen Merali and Jeremy Mulvey. The South African artists, who have been co-ordinated by Jill Trappler, chairperson of AVA, are Cape Town's Thembinkosi Goniwe, Zwelethu Mthethwa and Andrew Porter together with Clive van den Berg from Jo'burg. The show's title 'uBudoda' is Xhosa for "positive deeds of manliness".

In contrast with the muted discussion around gender in the USA and Europe, the issue of masculinity creates a charged dialogue in post-apartheid South Africa. This show takes place at a crucial time, when the peoples of this country are emerging from an era of extreme patriarchy. In the process, men are caught in the crossfire of individual desires, traditional roles and rituals and the demands of capitalism on family life - an extreme version of an experience many men worldwide will recognize. The work in this exhibition enters this arena of male experience.

MIG has held four shows to date, three in the UK and one in Barcelona. 'uBudoda' represents the first time MIG have shown with non-British artists. The group is organizing a return exhibition of the same artists at the new University of Westminster Gallery in central London in 2002.

Show opens October 16, 6 p.m

October 16 - November 4

     See Reviews

AVA, 35 Church Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 424-7436
Fax: (021) 423-2637
Email: avaart@iafrica.com
Website: www.ava.co.za


Peet Pienaar

Peet Pienaar, sporting his Craig Johnson forever tattoo at the recent One City Festival.



Peet Pienaar at Bell-Roberts Contemporary

Peet Pienaar is a Cape Town based artist known best for his performance work. He was invited to participate in the group exhibition 'uBudoda' (which takes place simultaneously at the AVA), but withdrew after his proposal created a storm of controversy. In defence of his proposed work, which he will produce here instead, Pienaar says, "It's not about what I want to do, it's what other people bring to it that's important. My work operates on many levels". He will now undergo his proposed ritual circumcision by a black female doctor. The performance will be filmed and shown in installation form in the gallery. Pienaar intends to auction his foreskin on the internet. He has entitled the show, which will include other work as well, 'Tell Me Something'.

Show openins October 18, 7 p.m.

October 18 - November 15

     See Reviews

Brendon Bell-Roberts Fine Art Gallery, 199 Loop Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 4 22 11 00
Fax: (021) 4 23 31 35
Email: dps@icon.co.za


Peter Binsbergen

A Webcam image from Peter Binsbergen's studio



Cyber art auction to be conducted from the Bellville Association of Arts

A live auction will be conducted at the Assocation of Arts in Bellville on Wednesday, October 11 when four paintings completed by artists in their studios under the gaze of webcams will go on the block. 'Signatures', is the first interactive live art event of its kind in South Africa, and features as ArtThrob's October website of the month.

Web cams installed in each artist's studio have given Internet users and cyber art enthusiasts the opportunity to witness the progress of work as it unfolds by logging on to http://signatures.mweb.co.za. The online chat sessions drew in the crowds as the selected Signature artists, Peter Binsbergen, Bronwyn Findlay, Jacques Fuller and Johan Louw, chatted directly with interested supporters, giving them the inside information on their creations.

"We hope to develop Signatures into an annual event and incorporate the expertise of not only recognised artists but the creative minds of the young talent in SA," says Stefanie Hefer, executive producer of M-Web Studios. "The Internet is a powerful medium which can be harnessed to create great opportunity and exposure for the South African art community and the general public." The four artists were chosen by a panel of art critics: for Gauteng: André Naude, artist and lecturer; Natal: Andrew Verster, artist and lecturer; Free State: Sharon Crampton, curator Oliewenhuis Kunsmuseum, Bloemfontein; Cape Town: Cobus van Bosch, artist and art critic.

The finished art works will be auctioned online live from the Arts Association, Bellville, through M-Web's auction site http://www.thelot.co.za on October 11, 2000. The event opens at 8 p.m., and bidding will start shortly thereafter.

Also on view will be New Signatures 2000, this year's annual exhibition of 60 new artists to the South African art scene, which has been in operation since 1979. Currently, Internet users can see the New Signatures productions online at http://signatures.mweb.co.za and offer their support in an online vote.

The Arts Association of Bellville, Library Centre, Carel van Aswegen Street, Bellville
Ph: (021) 918-2301/2287
Fax: (021) 918-2083
E-mail: artb@icon.co.za
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday 9am to 5pm.


Leora Farber

Leora Farber
(detail)



Leora Farber, Mark Hipper and Jenö Gindl at João Ferreira

Opening on October 4, this show includes Mark Hipper's controversial 'Body Masks'. These strange carved wooden works, depicting ovoid forms with penises, caused quite a stir when they were exhibited in Grahamstown this year. Hipper, no stranger to controversy, has lectured at both Rhodes and Michaelis art schools and has exhibited extensively in Germany and South Africa. His work is held in several corporate and private collections here.

'Endless Renovations' is a sculptural installation by Leora Farber, and is described by her as "a material site at which the physical body is surgically dissected, stretched, carved and reconstructed according to cultural and ideological standards of physical appearance". In this work, which is a visual tour de force, she explores how, at the hands of cosmetic surgeons and in the face of personal surveillance, an internalised image of a fractured and fragmented body is generated in women. The very technologies which offer women the ability to reconstruct their bodies and identities actually produce bodies that are very traditionally gendered. Farber has exhibited extensively in group and one-person shows across the country and her work is held in several public collections across the country.

Jen´┐Ż Gindl was born and schooled in Germany. He studied and worked there, collaborating as a printmaker, with, amongst others, A.R. Penck and Richard Serra. Gindl will be showing a collection of platinotypes.

Wednesday October 4 - 28

João Ferreira Fine Art, 80 Hout Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 423-5403 or 082 490-2977
Fax: (021) 423-2136
Email: joao@iafrica.com
Website: www.artjoao.co.za


Johnny Foreigner

Johnny Foreigner and the Bread Fairy



New Premises for Bang the Gallery

On October 2 Bang the Gallery will open their new premises in a converted warehouse space in Pepper Street. The gallery's owners intend to continue using their space as a platform for young artists as well as operating as a venue for art events. The gallery will be launched with an exhibition entitled 'Big Bang; The Theory of Art'. The show features eight artists interpreting the Big Bang Theory. The list includes Craig Foster, Shany van den Berg and Alex Hamilton. The highlight is likely to be Johnny Foreigner and the Bread Fairy's Every Dog has its Day Entertainments production. This is Part II in their proposed trilogy of static cinema photo stories.

October 2 - 30

Bang the Gallery, 21 Pepper Street, Cape Town
Tel/Fax: (021) 422-1477
Email: alexh@bangthegallery.co.za
Website: www.bangthegallery.co.za


Lovis Corinth

Lovis Corinth
German graphic artist at the Irma Stern



Graphic works by German artists at the Irma Stern

Max Liebermann, Max Slevogt and Lovis Corinth are regarded as the finest exponents of Impressionism in Germany. The German Institute of Foreign Relations has put together this show of 105 graphic works as part of the 6th Annual German Cultural Weeks. Although beginning his career as a painter Liebermann is best known for the lithographs he produced after 1896. Slevogt was also a painter but was instrumental in reviving lithography in Germany. His oeuvre comprises more than 2000 such works. Corinth, like Liebermann, spent some time in France where he absorbed the influence of leading French painters of the time and this lead to his fame as a German Impressionist. It is his later lithographs, which are more expressive and impulsive, that are more powerful.

September 26 - October 19

UCT Irma Stern Museum, Cecil Road, Rosebank
Tel: (021) 685-5686
Email: bpettit@protem.uct.ac.za


Musa Xaba

Musa Xaba exhibits his first solo show 'Remembering My Dream'



Musa Xaba at the Hänel

Musa Xaba was born in Durban, studied at the Natal Technikon and has lived and worked in Cape Town since 1993. This exhibition, entitled 'Remembering My Dream', will be his first solo show. It consists of black and white figurative drawings, which he describes as "The visualisation of a feeling" and the "realisation of a dream".

October 1 - November 30

Hänel Gallery, 84 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 423-1406
Fax: (021) 423-5277
Email: eHaenel@compuserve.com


Peter van Straten

Peter van Straten
'Falling Awake' at the 3rd I Gallery



Peter van Straten at the 3rd I Gallery

Last described as a "sublime illuminist", Peter van Straten's latest show is described as "that naked breakdance through The Mind". This show is entitled 'Falling Awake'. Van Straten's bizarre paintings are rendered in highly refined, near-invisible brushstrokes which give the paintings a naturalistic quality despite the somewhat fantastic nature of their subject matter.

Thursday October 5 - November 17

The Framing co. incl. 3RD I GALLERY, 95 Waterkant Street (crnr Buitengracht), Cape Town
Tel: (021) 425-2266
Email: fcinciii@iafrica.com


Kay Hassan

Kay Hassan
DaimlerChrysler Art Award 2000
installation view
Pretoria Art Museum



Kay Hassan opens at the SANG

This time last year, Johannesburg artist Kay Hassan was named the first prizewinner of the Daimler/Chrysler prize, thus winning a large cash award, overseas residency and exhibition opportunities, and the support for a major travelling exhibition accompanied by a catalogue. This exhibition, which opened at the Pretoria Art Museum, is currently being installed at the South African National Gallery, and will open on September 30. Hassan is known for his installations, which focus on aspects of daily life in South Africa, and in this case, the installation elements will be accompanied by large scale collage works. It should be considered as required viewing.

South African National Gallery, Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 465-1628
Email: swing@gem.co.za

     See this month's Artbio


Musuku

From Heritage Day, Mapungupwe's golden rhinoceros will be on display



Musuku: Golden Links with our Past at the National Gallery

Curated by Carol Kaufmann, this exhibition celebrates the achievements of three satellites of a major trading empire situated along the Limpopo River and the north-eastern reaches of southern Africa. Musuku is the Luvenda word for gold, which was mined, worked and traded over vast distances by the Vhavenda and their ancestors for over 1000 years. Wealthy and powerful trading communities established themselves at sites known as Mapungubwe (c. AD 850 - 1250) Great Zimbabwe (c. 1300 - 1750) and Thulamela (c. 1350 - 1750). The inhabitants built complex stone-walled settlements and traded extensively with Indian Ocean merchants. They imported luxury goods from as far afield as Egypt and China, but most significantly created exquisite prestige objects for their own use in ivory, ceramic, stone and metals including some in gold.

For the first time the South African public will be able to view a selection of these works, including a newly proclaimed National Treasure - the golden rhinoceros from Mapungubwe. The only original soapstone bird from Great Zimbabwe remaining in South Africa will also feature on the exhibition. The opportunity to present these African icons results from a long-standing collaboration involving the SANG, University of Pretoria, the Venda and Shangaan communities, and Anglogold.

From September 24

South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, The Company Gardens, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 465-1628
Fax: (021) 461-0045
Email: sang@gem.co.za


Susan Hefuna

Susan Hefuna
Untitled
installation detail
bamboo and found objects



Susan Hefuna: Navigation Xcultural
by Veronika Klaptocz

Defining identity develops into a complex and often frustrating process for individuals caught between cultures. Although hardly a new phenomenon, it is becoming an increasingly common experience. Susan Hefuna's exhibition examining cross-cultural navigation is the South African National Gallery's (SANG) contribution to the Cape Town One City Festival, whose theme this year is Celebrating Difference. The exhibition is also a part of the German Cultural Weeks as Hefuna is of German and Egyptian heritage. As an artist, she explores her cultural diversity through new media such as digital photography, video and installation, and teaches as Professor of Multimedia at the University of Pforzheim, Germany.

Susan Hefuna's month-long artist residency at SANG is the eventual outcome of a meeting with curator Emma Bedford and Cape Town artist Berni Searle at the Cairo Biennale in December 1998. Since her arrival in Cape Town at the end of July, Hefuna has been teaching at Stellenbosch University twice a week and visiting various Muslim communities.

Navigation Xcultural will include a series of drawings, digitally manipulated colour photographs, black and white images, and an interactive installation. What ties the exhibition together is the recurring grid-like pattern that Susan Hefuna identifies as mashrabiya: Egyptian window screens, intricate and detailed in design. But while the images can be interpreted as studies in abstract pattern, a closer examination hints at a presence behind the screens. The mashrabiya delimit indoor and outdoor space, allowing patterns of sunlight to filter through the grid while sheltering the interior from the unwelcome gaze of strangers. This sense of intimacy is carried over to the series of black and white photographs of village life in the Nile delta and of the streets of Cairo, obtained with an old type of pinhole camera that was once popular in Egypt.

Hefuna has also built a 2 cubic metre grid installation of palmwood, like the smaller structures that many Egyptians use to carry their daily needs. The complex pattern of the grid recalls once again the design of the mashrabiya. The installation is Hefuna's gift to the people of Cape Town, who are all invited to contribute something of personal significance, whether an object or text, which is somehow connected to cultural identity. Hefuna began the process by bringing clay from the Nile delta, the area from which many of her family originate. She then added some herbs acquired from a healer on Long Street. Offerings will be accepted for the duration of the exhibition, after which the "finished" work will remain in Cape Town.

Susan Hefuna is also running a new media workshop in the facilities of the SA Centre for Photography at the University of Cape Town. The participants all stem from different cultural backgrounds, and range in age from early twenties to 78. The premise of the workshop is to initiate an exploration of individual life stories by returning to old family photographs and oral histories, and creating work with new technologies on those themes.

Susan Hefuna's Navigation Xcultural opens at the Annexe, South African National Gallery, on September 23, and runs until November 12.

Wednesdays from August 23, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

     See Reviews

The Annexe, South African National Gallery, Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town
For more info contact Susan Hefuna at 082 501-3500 or Emma Bedford of SANG at 465-1628 or
Email swing@gem.co.za


CJ Morkel

CJ Morkel
Nurserypainting
Airbrushed duco on board
Sanlam collection



Sanlam Art Collection: New Acquisitions 1998 - 2000

The public is being offered the unique opportunity of viewing a selection of the Sanlam Art Collection's most recent acquisitions. Begun in the late 1960s, the Collection has slowly grown to be one of the largest corporate collections in the country. The collection has always striven to build a representative collection of South African art and consequently this exhibition showcases works by acclaimed artists of the present as well as the past.

Stefan Hundt, curator of the collection is hosting a series of walkabouts of the exhibition. These take place, at 12.30 p.m., on the following days:

Thursday September 7, Tuesday September 19, Wednesday September 27 and Wednesday October 3.
In response to requests from the public, the exhibition has been extended to November 15. Walkabouts of the show can be arranged for groups.

Until November 15

     See Reviews

Sanlam Art Gallery, 2 Strand Road, Bellville
Tel: (021) 947-3359
Fax: (021) 947-3838
E-mail: sanlamart@sanlam.co.za
Website: www.sanlam.co.za


Alan Alborough

Alan Alborough
Installation detail
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg



STELLENBOSCH

Alan Alborough at The University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery

This year's Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner, Alan Alborough, is exhibiting at the University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery as is customary with new staff members in the Department of Fine Art in Stellenbosch. Since the beginning of the year, Alborough has been senior lecturer in the sculpture department. Although he is offering no clues about what he is to show, it should provide an interesting foretaste of his travelling Award show which only reaches the Western Cape next year.

October 16 - November 11

     See Reviews

US Gallery, corner of Dorp and Bird Streets, Stellenbosch
Tel: (021) 808-3254
Email: usmuseum@maties.sun.ac.za

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