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Altered Threads

Tamlin Blake
Altered Threads, 2011. Newspaper .

'Altered Yarns'

Tamlin Blake at Spier Wine Estate

Tamlin Blake is known for her ongoing pursuit to annul the boundaries between illustration, craft and art. Her latest body of work, 'Altered Yarns' presents a series of tapestries woven from recycled, handspun newspaper. While Blake's tapestry artworks form part of the Spier Collection, a series of drawings, limited edition prints and beadworks will also be on show.

08 March - 31 May

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    ‘City Desired’

    Various Participants

    at Cape Town City Hall

    From 30 October – 10 December 2014, the African Centre for Cities (ACC), in collaboration with the City of Cape Town and various partners, will mount a wide- ranging exhibition on the very soul of Cape Town and South African cities in general.

  • 'Property, Faith & Beauty and Other Recent Paintings'

    'Property, Faith & Beauty and Other Recent Paintings'

    Anton Karstel


    Anton Karstel’s 'Property, Faith & Beauty and Other Recent Paintings' opens at SMAC Stellenbosch.

  • 'Structures of Dominion & Democracy'

    'Structures of Dominion & Democracy'

    David Goldblatt

    at Goodman Gallery

    The Goodman Gallery is pleased to present major photographs in the ongoing Structures series by David Goldblatt. Structuresis a major body of work described by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer as 'an extraordinary visual history of a country and its pe

  • 'Psycho Socio Surface'

    'Psycho Socio Surface'

    Gerda Scheepers

    at blank projects

    Gerda Scheepers will develop an abstract situation at the gallery using new works. By pointedly referencing genres of classical art production (painting, objects, and drawing), Scheepers moves away from dualisms such as form/content and figuration/ab

  • 'Glimpse'


    Alastair Whitton

    at Barnard Gallery

    Barnard Gallery, in conjunction with MOP6: Cape Town Photography, Film & New Media Biennale is pleased to present  'Glimpse', a solo exhibition of photographs by artist Alastair Whitton. Drawing on cultural  sources including literature

  • 'prints, drawings and a table'

    'prints, drawings and a table'

    Christian Nerf

    at Warren Editions

    Warren Editions presents a body of work that investigates the cause and effect of intent. The intent being the technology of movement, prescribed actions abided by diligently. This procedure of making is recorded in a series of works executed in etch

  • 'Manual'


    Michele Mathison

    at Whatiftheworld / Gallery

    WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to present 'Manual' a new exhibition of sculpture by Michele Mathison.Zimbabwean artist Michele Mathison makes sculptures that seem to drag Modernism’s idealism through the mud of contemporary reality. In the process,

  • 'New Work'

    'New Work'

    Lakin Ogunbanwo

    at Whatiftheworld / Gallery

    WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to introduce Lakin Ogunbanwo, a dynamic new contributor to our gallery programme. Working at the confluence of fashion photography and classical portraiture, young Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo creates enigmatic por

  • ‘Kings County’

    ‘Kings County’

    Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Teju Cole, Meleko Mokgosi , Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Wangechi Mutu

    at STEVENSON in Cape Town

    Today Brooklyn, as Kings County is more commonly known, counts 2.5 million inhabitants, measures 474 square kilometres, and by itself would be the fourth largest city in the United States if it was not part of New York. It traces its roots back to Br

  • Brave New World...20 Years of Democracy

    Brave New World...20 Years of Democracy

    Various Artists

    at Iziko South African National Gallery

    In celebration of 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa, a new exhibition entitled:  ‘Brave New World...20 Years of Democracy’, is on display at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG). The exhibition commemorates this

  • Exhibitions at Iziko Museums

    Exhibitions at Iziko Museums

    Various Participants

    at Iziko South African Museum

    'Tinnda Tin DE DE'On show at Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe, St Johns Road, Cape Town until 17 September, 2014. An Iziko Museums and Brazilian consulate collaboration; ‘Tinnda Tin DE DE’ brings together the work of two Brazilian contemp

  • 'No Fixed Abode'

    'No Fixed Abode'

    Various Artists

    at The New Church

    It is all very well to go travelling, but one of the inescapable consequences of letting go or getting lost is that you can never really go home as the same 'someone' that you were before. During the history of Modernity, most people thought the loss

  • ‘Impressions of Rorke’s Drift - The Jumuna Collection’

    ‘Impressions of Rorke’s Drift - The Jumuna Collection’

    Kay Hassan, Sam Nhlengethwa, John Muafangejo, Azaria Mbatha, Lionel Davis and Others

    at Iziko South African National Gallery

    Iziko Museums of South Africa will host an exhibition entitled: ‘Impressions of Rorke’s Drift - The Jumuna Collection’ at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) from 23 July until 2 November 2014. Curated by Thembinko

  • 'There's something I must tell you'

    'There's something I must tell you'

    Sue Williamson

    at Iziko Slave Lodge

    Portraits, photographs and video interactions of three generations of South African women by one of the country's leading artists.

  • 'Against the Grain'

    'Against the Grain'

    Various Artists

    at Sanlam Art Gallery

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