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6.10.06 Noria Mabasa and Esther Mahlangu at 34Long
6.10.06 David Goldblatt and Bitterkomix at Michael Stevenson Contemporary
6.10.06 Lien Botha at The Photographers Gallery
6.10.06 Ed Young, Robert Sloon and 3rd eye vision at blank projects
6.10.06 Robert Hodgins at 34Long
6.10.06 'Of Want And Desire' at João Ferreira Gallery
6.10.06 Colbert Mashile, Howard Minne and Delphine Niez at the AVA
6.10.06 Delise Reich at Irma Stern Museum
6.10.06 Nigel Mullins at Bell-Roberts
6.10.06 Vusi Khumalo at Everard Read
6.10.06 Lyn Smuts and Sonja Rademeyer at Rust-en-Vrede
6.10.06 Lizza Littlewort at what if the world...
6.10.06 Kevin de Klerk at VEO Gallery
6.10.06 David Kuijers at VEO Gallery
6.10.06 Wendy Anziska and Francois Van Reenen at Rose Korber Art
6.10.06 Chantal Coetzee at 3rd i gallery
6.10.06 Robert Müller at The Cape Gallery
6.10.06 Dirk van der Merwe at Bell-Roberts
6.10.06 Renee le Roux at Irma Stern Museum

1.09.06 Tyrone Appollis retrospective at Sanlam Art Gallery
1.09.06 Berni Searle at Michael Stevenson Contemporary
1.09.06 Nicola Grobler at Erdmann Contemporary
1.09.06 Cameron Platter and Ed Young at Bell-Roberts Contemporary
1.09.06 'Home' at Old Biscuit Mill complex
1.09.06 Alta Botha, David Jackson and David Bloomer at the AVA
1.09.06 Brett Murray at João Ferreira Gallery
1.09.06 'Memory and Magic' at the SANG

4.08.06 Marianne Podlashuc at the Old Town House
4.08.06 'Breaking the Silence - A Luta Continua' at the Slave Lodge

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1.09.06 Deryck Healey at Glen Carlou Vineyards

RIEBEEK KASTEEL

1.09.06 Gina Niederhumer at Cape Francolin Art Hotel

FRANSCHHOEK

6.10.06 Ronel Kellerman, Francois Visser and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren at Grande Provence
 

CAPE TOWN

Esther Mahlangu

Esther Mahlangu
Female Torso
mixed media
80cm
 


Noria Mabasa and Esther Mahlangu at 34Long

'Memory Innovation Tradition' is an exhibition of selected sculptural works by Noria Mabasa and paintings by Esther Mahlangu. 34Long says the exhibition is a tribute to 'these two pioneering South African artists of determination and distinction'.

Mabasa works mainly in clay although she is well known for her carved wooden sculptures ranging widely in scale. Surprisingly, then, this exhibition features specially cast editioned bronzes - a medium Mabasa first employed in the late 1980s. More recently, she was commissioned to create a bronze sculpture that now stands at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront's Nobel Square.

Mahlangu became well known for her traditional Ndebele paintings which were included on 'Magiciens de la Terre' at the Pompidou centre in the late 80s. Her main medium on this exhibition is a mixture of cattle dung and mud, bringing the characteristic Ndebele idiom to her work.

Opens: 7pm, October 10
Closes: November 11


Bitterkomix

The Big Bad Bitterkomix Handbook
front cover

Bitterkomix

The Big Bad Bitterkomix Handbook
back cover
 


David Goldblatt and Bitterkomix at Michael Stevenson Contemporary

Visual maestros working in very different genres exhibit concurrently at Michael Stevenson Contemporary this month - both of them launching books at the same time.

Acclaimed photographer David Goldblatt returns to the gallery with an expanded view of a body of work first published in 1975, in a book called Some Afrikaners Photographed, with his exhibition of the same name. Goldblatt decided to revisit his earlier work following a 2004 visit to Gamka's Kloof that inspired him to revisit old photographs from the area taken between 1966 and 1968. He writes: 'There was quite a lot that I hadn't put into the 1975 book and it seemed sufficiently interesting to merit publication now, particularly since that unique community had completely disappeared.'

Goldblatt's new book, also called Some Afrikaners Revisited, includes text by Antjie Krog and Ivor Powell. It re-publishes all but one of the photographs in the 1975 book and 20 additional photographs taken at the same time. The book will be launched at the exhibition opening.

Alongside Goldblatt, the famed Bitterkomix duo Anton Kannemeyer and Conrad Botes exhibit new work as well and launch The Big Bad Bitterkomix Handbook. The exhibition forms part of 'Comics Brew', an international festival of comic art that moves around Southern Africa from May 2006 to March 2007.

Bitterkomix regularly fires well-aimed arrows of satire at the Afrikaner cultural mainstream as well as South African society more broadly. The handbook brings together the duo's work from the early 1990s until the present, and includes essays and addresses by writers like Antjie Krog, Andy Mason, Ryk Hattingh and Gregory Kerr. It is described as 'an essential chronicle, catalogue and visual cornucopia of the work of the Bitterkomix artists'.

Opens: October 24
Closes: November 25


Lien Botha

Lien Botha
Amendment 8: the case of a drowning river 2006
photograph
400 x 865mm
 


Lien Botha at The Photographers Gallery

Lien Botha says her series of photographs in 'Amendment' could function as 'a metonymic reflection of our genesis: murmurings lost to fractured atonement'. She adds in her exhibition statement: 'But then again, it is also possible that these are just 14 pages from a personal chronicle.'

The exhibition, with a satirical undertone, comprises framed photographs that the artist describes as 'stretching across 14 sets of photographic ternaries, alluding to our circuit on the brink of a deranged paradise'.

This body of work began during a solitary residency in France during 2005, with a series of small books called Springbok poems. Her recent New York Ampersand Fellowship helped to develop the ideas further when she found a minute clue in the Bronx Botanical Gardens while meandering through the snow, as shown in Beth's Maze, Amendment: the case of the mute praise singer.

For video footage of the walkabout Botha presented, visit:
http://www.24.com/media/podcasts/news/lien_botha.wmv or http://clips.mweb.co.za/news/lien_botha.asx

Opens: October 16
Closes: November 18


Ed Young

Ed Young
exhibition invitation

Thando Mama

Thando Mama
video still
 


Ed Young, Robert Sloon and 3rd eye vision at blank projects

Artist Ed Young shows 'it was only a blow-job' at blank projects from October 4 until October 12. He is followed by a one-night only exhibition by the editor of a recently launched online tabloid for South Africa's artworld, called 'Art Heat'. Robert Sloon is making a public appearance on October 13 with a soundpiece at blank projects called Born to Lose.

Sloon is followed by 3rd eye vision, originally a Durban-based collective. Thando Mama presents the group's 'New Media Art Lounge' - the first in a series of projects to showcase, exhibit, collaborate and make interventions with new media artists, collectives and galleries. The exhibition features video art by Mama, Gabi Ngcobo and Khwezi Gule. 3rd eye vision will rotate projects in alternative spaces for future screenings and installations, focusing on new media art and featuring local, African and international emerging artists.

Ed Young:
Opens: 6pm, October 4
Closes: October 12

Robert Sloon:
Opens: 6pm, October 13

3rd eye vision:
Opens: 6pm, October 18
Closes: October 18


Robert Hodgins

Robert Hodgins
A day at the office 2003
oil on canvas
90 x 120cm
 


Robert Hodgins at 34 Long

This exhibition of Robert Hodgins' paintings has been put together from private collections to comprise a mix of recent and less recent work. Hodgins, aged 86, is still a very active painter and highly regarded among South Africa's contemporary artists. 34Long says in an exhibition statement: 'He has always had a following of discerning collectors in South Africa, particularly among those who understand the requirements of the international art market'.

34Long says Hodgins has become more sought after as a growing group of young collectors have come to appreciate his work. Consequently, the value of his work has risen, aided by successful London shows in 2003 and 2006. A Hodgins work fetched a record price at the July 2006 Sotheby's sale in Johannesburg: Three characters in search of a painter was sold for R133 680.

Opens: October 24
Closes: November 4


Nadja Daehnke

Nadja Daehnke
Of Want and Desire 2006
1200 x 830mm
 


'Of Want And Desire' at João Ferreira Gallery

A group show curated by Nadje Daehnke at João Ferreira this month explores themes of sexual desire in media from photography to paintings and the spoken word. Artists include Vusi Beauchamp, Stuart Bird, Lien Botha, Nadja Daehnke, Liza Grobler, Nicholas Hales, Svea Josephy, Adrian Kraft, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Brenton Maart, Eric Rantisi, Lesego Rampolokeng and Leon Vermeulen.

João Ferreira Gallery says 'the broad spectrum of artistic and conceptual approaches evident in these artists' works strike a tense dialogue between different understandings of, and approaches to, sexuality'.

Opens: October 6
Closes: October 30


Colbert Mashile

Colbert Mashile
Josephine Singing a Love Song
mixed media on paper
75 x 54.5cm
 


Colbert Mashile, Howard Minne and Delphine Niez at the AVA

Colbert Mashile claims the main gallery at the AVA later this month with his exhibition entitled 'Mmawaka - Montedi'. Howard Minne shows ceramic sculpture alongside in the Long gallery. And Delphine Niez, an artist from Port Elizabeth, also shows ceramic work in an exhibition called 'Souvenir d'argile'.

Opens: October 16
Closes: November 3


Delise Reich

Delise Reich

Delise Reich

Delise Reich
 


Delise Reich at Irma Stern Museum

Sculptor Delise Reich exhibits ceramic works in a solo show called 'Bed'. The work comprises groups of clay human forms on various 'beds'. The work is largely autobiographical but could as easily be the work of 'everywoman' in its attempts to portray the ironies and duality prevalent in human existence. Most of the figures are balanced on their toes or fingertips, the resulting tension reinforcing the concept of fragility and transience inherent in the different meanings and associations of the word 'bed'.

Reich uses a variety of techniques, including coils, or strips of clay worked together, and multiples (either slip-cast or press-molded). She works largely with the natural colour of the clay but has introduced extra colour in the form of slips tinted with oxides and underglazes in some of the sculptures.

Reich will give a walkabout at 11am on Saturday October 21. Professor Stuart Saunders, formerly the vice-chancellor of UCT, will deliver the opening speech on October 10.

Opens: 6.30pm, October 10
Closes: October 28


Nigel Mullins

Nigel Mullins
Mergers and Acquisitions
oil on canvas
 


Nigel Mullins at Bell-Roberts Contemporary

'Earthlings' finds Nigel Mullins moving on from his previous exhibition at the same gallery 'Ends and Escapes'. It comprises a 15-minute oil paint and stop-frame animation film, numerous large oil paintings and 80 small canvases entitledEvidence of Life.

Mark-making in the large works becomes the means by which the anxiety provoked by time and its subsequent shadow of loss is registered. The smaller works situate Mullins' created characters in blurred and undefined spaces, with content ranging from 'tender communications and small heroics to the starkness of the bleak hangman images'.

Opens: October 11
Closes: November 4



Vusi Khumalo at Everard Read Gallery

'Cultural Exchange', an exhibition by Vusi Khumalo, follows his recent visit to China. Khumalo has also collaborated with artists from the Hubei Institute of Fine Art, the third largest art institute in China, who exhibit alongside. They are: Xu Yongmin, Yuan Xiaofang, Liu Shouxiang and Han Esheng.

Khumalo visited China earlier this year on a 15-day cultural exchange programme, giving lectures and meeting artists around the country. He was nominated for the programme by Everard Read Gallery when it was approached by an organisation that supports young artists in China. Khumalo's trip has inspired him to explore new techniques and new subject matter.

Opens: October 20
Closes: November 3


Sonja Rademeyer

Sonja Rademeyer
I speak/ you speak/ we speak 2006
wood, Braille paper, pins, compass, wheels
43 x 120 x 130 cm
 


Lyn Smuts and Sonja Rademeyer at Rust-en-Vrede

Lyn Smuts and Sonja Rademeyer collaborate in an exhibition at Durbanville's Rust-en-Vrede gallery this month. Their work is concerned with cyclical time, visualisation of sound and coded language. Rademeyer's work often bridges art and science: she recently completed an art residency in a hospital where she used medical graph paper as a medium. The collaborative show comprises video, printmaking and sculpture.

Opens: 7pm, October 10
Closes: November 2


Lizza Littlewort

Exhibition invitation
 


Lizza Littlewort at what if the world...

what if the world... this month hosts a cartoon show by Lizza Littlewort on making art in South Africa called 'The Paris Salon: Long Live Cultural Imperialism'.

Littlewort trains her satirical eye on the art world instead of society as a whole. Here she turns her attention to the planned Cape Town biennial art event 'TRANS CAPE', which was recently postponed from September 2006 until March next year. what if the world... says: 'She foregrounds the problems of cultural tourism, using as her continuity figure the almost plastic real Barbie - Paris Hilton - to represent the gaze of "The West" as it turns towards the art of the "developing world"'.

Opens: October 4
Closes: October 28


Kevin de Klerk

Kevin de Klerk
Lies
oil on canvas
1200 x 1000mm
 


Kevin de Klerk at VEO Gallery

Kevin de Klerk's third solo at VEO offers viewers 'a metaphorical study of love and passion, inner truth and acceptance, a study of passion, deceit and joy'. VEO says De Klerk constructs pictorial narratives with his painting around visually familiar concepts in an unusual, unique and often challenging way that evokes ambiguity.

His exhibition statement says: 'In our everyday life we get exposed to elements, scenarios and frictions. Sometimes we have to take a minute to decide if that element is going to add changes or disruptions to our lives. We justify and deny. We so often get fooled by what we see and believe.'

VEO is also hosting a Spring Fair at Josephine's Mill in Boundary Road, Newlands, from October 27 - 29.

Opens: 6.30pm, October 31
Closes: November 7


David Kuijers

David Kuijers
Steam and Smoke
acrylic on glass
400 x 400 mm
 


David Kuijers at VEO Gallery

David Kuijers, who lives in Greyton, shows 'Under One Roof' at VEO Gallery this month. VEO says: 'With his incredible versatility of style and wonderful techniques, David continues to attract discerning buyers from around the world. For [this] exhibition, David has decided to fully explore this versatility and to showcase his range of styles in a diverse collection of work which promises to further confirm his status as a serious and sought-after South African contemporary artist'.

Opens: 6.30pm, October 24
Closes: October 30


Wendy Anziska

Wendy Anziska
Carnival
oil on canvas
100 x 158cm

Image: vanreenen01.jpg: Francois van Reenen
Yellowbrickroad
digital Lambda print
50 x 83cm
 


Wendy Anziska and Francois van Reenen at Rose Korber Art

Vibrant, personal paintings by Wendy Anziska and quirky digital Lambda prints and new toy-like sculptures by Francois van Reenen are on show at Rose Korber Art this month. Van Reenen's creations are inspired by comics and pop culture and are nostalgic for childhood.

Closes: October 31


Chantal Coetzee

Chantal Coetzee
Love 2006
acrylic, oil and tar on canvas
1500 x 1500 mm
 


Chantal Coetzee at 3rd i gallery

'Take Heart', an exhibition by Chantal Coetzee, comprises unusual canvas constructions painted to resemble vellum or human skin. Coetzee has largely been inspired by the mysteries of quantum physics, in particular Japanese scientist Dr Maseru Emoto and his famed experiments with water, crystal formations and thought patterns.

Coetzee writes in her exhibition statement: 'I wondered, if writing the world "Love" on a jar of water could result in that water forming snowflake-like designs on the atomic level, what impact would a tattoo'ed "love" have on the human being - our bodies consisting of 80 per cent water?' She translates these ideas into paintings broadly influenced by tattoo art, Medieval iconography, Christ Consciousness and quantum physics.

Opens: October 12
Closes: November 6


Robert Müller

Robert Müller
Untitled 2006
photograph
30 x 75cm
 


Robert Müller at The Cape Gallery

Robert Müller exhibits photographs that convey his fascination for the unique beauty and diversity of the Namibian landscape and the Namib Desert in particular, where the interplay of light, shadow and textures have been a source of inspiration. 'Sandscapes' is to be opened by Carole Hambleton-Moser, vice president and head of Credit Suisse South Africa.

Opens: 4.30pm, October 8
Closes: October 28


Dirk van der Merwe

Dirk van der Merwe
Believe
digital print on artpaper
750 x 550mm (paper size)
 


Dirk van der Merwe at Bell-Roberts Contemporary

Photographer Dirk van der Merwe exhibits a series of images of HIV-positive 'Sizophila' ('We shall survive') counsellors employed by the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation at a care centre in Gugulethu. The counsellors are trained to provide education and support to patients of the Hannan Crusaid ARV Treatment Centre in Gugulethu, which is one of the Tutu Foundation's projects. The counsellors represent a positive attitude towards living with HIV/Aids, which the camera hopes to capture.

Limited edition prints are for sale as well as a collection of the images in a 2007 'Hope' calendar. Proceeds go to the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation.

Opens: October 18
Closes: November 4


Renee le Roux

Renee le Roux
Blue Too

Renee le Roux

Renee le Roux
Target
 


Renee le Roux at Irma Stern Museum

This abstract painter exhibits new work in an exhibition titled 'How do I know'. Le Roux describes her work as being based on a state of mind rather than the rendition of recognisable objects. Mood, energy, gesture and atmosphere fuse together in strong compositions that lend themselves to architectural spaces.

Opens: September 20
Closes: October 7


Tyrone Appollis

Tyrone Appollis
 


Tyrone Appollis retrospective at Sanlam Art Gallery

A mid-career retrospective of the work of Tyrone Appollis provides a sample of the prodigious output of this visual artist, musician and performer. The exhibition offers viewers an assessment of the development and growth of the artist's work through a selection of his most recent paintings in the context of earlier works going back more than 20 years.

Stefan Hundt, curator of the Sanlam Art Gallery, said in a statement: 'Tyrone is one of the Cape's most versatile artists´┐Ż His style is eclectic and he often borrows ideas and conventions from other artists of the western renaissance and modernist canon. All this and a good dose of pennywhistle, some Bach, some Brubeck and Robbie Jansen makes Appollis' pictures resonate in a mélange of colour and sound that could only be described as truly the Cape Flats in sight and sound.'

Opens: August 30
Closes: October 12


Berni Searle

Berni Searle
Yield 1
lambda print
 


Berni Searle at Michael Stevenson Contemporary

Acclaimed artist Berni Searle is this month exhibiting her latest project, a triple screen video installation called Night Fall, at Michael Stevenson Contemporary. The video is coupled with a series of related prints. The artist has placed herself, precariously, atop a huge mound of crushed red grape skins that have spurted out from an overhead funnel. Shot mainly in slow motion, at dawn and dusk, the work is described as contemplative and dreamlike, disrupted by an unexpected series of 'falls'.

The work alludes to the traditional process of crushing grapes with one's feet but this ritual enactment becomes somewhat futile because the juice has already been extracted. This more symbolic reading evokes ideas relating to abundance, excess and vulnerability.

Opens: September 21
Closes: October 20


Nicola Grobler

Nicola Grobler
Installation detail of 4 AUTO-STROKE 2006
 


Nicola Grobler at Erdmann Contemporary

Nicola Grobler's '4 AUTO-STROKE' at Erdmann Contemporary deals with the significance of cars in the South African context. She sets about stripping cars of their usual associations and exposing them as vehicles for human folly and self-obsession. Part of the idea of the exhibition is to use other spaces - like car repair shops, dealers, tyre specialists and parkades - as venues for installations with sound and materials. Viewers will be provided with a map of the multiple venues, which they can explore on foot. On opening night, viewers can visit at least one alternative venue comprising an installation with cars and sound.

Grobler says in a statement: 'In South Africa, where the gallery and museum-going public forms a small percentage of the population, putting work up in alternative spaces means that the work is exposed to a wider audience. People can view art when they go in to check their wheel alignment. They may prefer to read through a magazine, instead of engaging with the piece; nevertheless, art has come out to meet the public. Not vice versa.'

Opens: September 6
Closes: October 8


Cameron Platter

Cameron Platter
Catwoman
Carved wood
 


Cameron Platter and Ed Young at Bell-Roberts Contemporary

Cameron Platter and Ed Young both present solo shows, entitled respectively '3 Missed Calls' and 'It was only a blow-job'.

Platter has diversified from his well known drawings and videos and includes sculpture on this show. His recognizable characters, from gangster elephants, rhinos, g-stringed Go-Go cats, penguins and crocodiles in swimsuits recur alongside spaceships, fast cars, chainsaws, Cuban cigars, bloody eyeballs, casinos and other imagery. Platter has produced a catalogue to accompany the show.

Alongside, Young presents a show described as 'an attempt to portray his absolute genius and multi-disciplinary talents' as well as the publication of his public apology, a book called I Can Explain.

Opens: September 20
Closes: October 7


David Jackson

David Jackson
Palm
oil on canvas
 


Alta Botha, David Jackson and David Bloomer at the AVA

Alta Botha exhibits a mixed media installation in the main gallery this month, while David Jackson shows recent paintings in the Long gallery and David Bloomer's colour photographs entitled 'Impressions' are upstairs.

Opens: September 22
Closes: October 13


Brett Murray

Brett Murray
Red Sea 2006
painted steel
100 x 80cm


 


Brett Murray at João Ferreira Gallery

'Sleep Sleep' is a new series of works by Brett Murray. The show includes bronzes, paintings, prints, plastic cut-outs and photographs. The exhibition made its début at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg in April/ May this year and now comes to Cape Town, where Murray lives and works.

Murray is well known for his satirical works. 'Sleep Sleep' began life in 2005 through an intention to explore different materials and processes to allow for jumps and associations between ideas. Murray said: 'I consciously didn't constrict or frame what I was doing into a thematic straightjacket'.

His bronzes describe children's toy-like animals in a thinly veiled critique on notions of incompetence, greed and buffoonery. There is a series of large perspex cutouts of sleeping heads, a group of photographic self portraits called New Beginnings, a Zen-like series of portrait paintings of his 'favourite politicans' arseholes', a series of reworked Cardies-style images, and a few text-based works.

Opens: September 27
Closes: October 28



Contemporary art of the !Xun and Khwe at SANG

A retrospective selection of 82 of the best works produced by seven artists from the !Xun and Khwe Cultural Project in the private collection of Hella Rabbethge-Schiller of Rosenheim, Germany, is on show at the SANG this month. Entitled 'Memory and Magic' the works on paper and canvas span the period from the inception of the project in 1994 until the present.

Rabbethge-Schiller inherited a farm near Kimberley in the 1970s and built up a visual archive of over 400 works from the !Xun and Khwe artists in an nearby community. The collection is regarded as the largest and most comprehensive of such art in existence and has until now resided outside South Africa.

Opens: September 23
Closes: January 2007


Marianne Podlashuc

Marianne Podlashuc
Herder met Bokke 1958
oil on board

Marianne Podlashuc

A young Podlashuc with one of her works
 


Marianne Podlashuc at the Old Town House

A selection of artworks by Dutch artist Marianne Podlashuc is on show at The Old Town House until the end of October. Each artwork is accompanied by a caption that highlights the vicissitudes of the era in which she lived. She was born in 1932 and lived through the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during WWII. Her awareness of social injustice is reflected in her South African work of the 1950s and 1960s.

Herder met Bokke, painted in 1958, was rejected by the Vrystaat Kunsvereeniging for political reasons, an event that precipitated the formation of the Bloemfontein Group that same year. Her painting Three Boys (1961) became well known when it was used as a cover for Alan Paton's Penguin edition of Cry the Beloved Country.

Curator Hayden Proud states: 'Her realist style fits well within the Dutch tradition and most of her subject matter was drawn from local sources. She played an early and unacknowledged role in forging a realist art in South Africa that was subtly critical of apartheid.'

A special tour of the exhibition will be held on Women's Day, August 10 at 10am .

Opens: July 6
Closes: October 31


Slave Lodge

Murals from the exhibition (detail)
 


'Breaking the Silence - A Luta Continua' at the Slave Lodge

The struggle against apartheid is explored visually through scrapbooks, body-maps, photographs, memory cloths, drawings, paintings, banners and film in this group exhibition entitled 'Breaking the Silence' at the Iziko Slave Lodge.

The artwork has been produced by Western Cape members of the Khulumani Support Group, which helps survivors of apartheid violence and torture. Stories from the Bontheuwel Veterans' Association are included, as well as a selection of rural stories that are also available in a booklet called The eye has never seen enough, the ear has never heard enough.

The exhibition is the result of five years of collaborative work between the Human Rights Media Centre and Khulumani. A parallel educational outreach and seminar programme is being arranged. The Slave Lodge also recently opened its doors to a permanent exhibition about slavery and the role the Western Cape played in the global slave route. Artist Roderick Sauls has created a memory wall and Garth Erasmus exhibits a sound installation.

Opens: July 31
Closes: November 30

 
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Deryck Healey

Deryck Healey
Are Black Heads White I, II, III 1979-1990
wood, glass, paper, bronze, acrylic and enamel
249 x 249 x 15cm
 


Deryck Healey at the Glen Carlou Vineyard

Swiss businessman Donald M. Hess, founder of the Hess Group, owns an impressive contemporary collection including works by Andy Goldsworthy, Georg Bäselitz, Susan Derges, Franz Gertsch, Alois Lichtsteiner, Leopoldo Maler, Nakis Panayotidis, Vincent Prud'homme, Gustav Troger and recently deceased South African artist Deryck Healey. A selection of works by Healey forms the bulk of this inaugural show at Glen Carlou winery outside Paarl, supplemented by several Goldsworthy 'snowball paintings'.
Healey, born in Durban in 1937, lived and worked in South Africa and the UK. The collection will undergo regular changes; according to curator Myrtha Steiner, and an installation by Goldsworthy is one future possibility. Said Hess at the opening: 'If you imagine that an artist puts heart and soul into art, you can't just walk by because the painting needs time to respond to your looks. I have also learnt to rely on my eyes and my intuition... Art mirrors not only the artist and his feelings and interior life or ideas but also mirrors the times we live in. A sincere artist can't just paint a field with flowers when he thinks about the world.'

Opens: August 24
Closes: Ongoing

 
RIEBEEK KASTEEL

Gina Niederhumer

Gina Niederhumer
No 4 2006
 


Gina Niederhumer at Cape Francolin Art Hotel

Austrian fibre artist and lecturer Gina Niederhumer exhibits 'Fragments of the Past' at Riebeek Kasteel's Cape Francolin Art Hotel. The exhibition is based on photographs taken by herself on a recent visit to abandoned Namibian towns.

Niederhumer identifies with the loss and sense of longing for distant places and people. Her works use thread, cloth, and the needle to physically join up and overcome, at least symbolically, the sense of disjuncture that is so normal in a country characterised by colonial and economic migrations and the consequent fragmention of families.

Opens: September 1
Closes: October 21

 
FRANSCHHOEK


Ronel Kellerman, Francois Visser and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren at Grande Provence

Paintings by Ronel Kellerman and sculptures by Francois Visser and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren are on show this month at the Grande Provence wine estate in Paarl. The exhibition is curated by Ilse Schermers Griesel, who previously ran Stellenbosch's Dorp Street Gallery .

Opens: September 24
Closes: October 17

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