The Writing is On the Wall
Jun05

The Writing is On the Wall

We’re delighted that Jozi born and bred legendary photographer and artist John Hodgkiss is FINALLY gathering a selection of his awe-inspiring work together for an exhibition in Jozi. Joined by artist Ellen Papciak-Rose, you must make the most of this rare opportunity to catch Johnny and Ellen’s oeuvres d’art during this beautiful month of June – it’s at our favourite Jozi suburb of Melville at the gordart Gallery from Sunday 5 June. An exhibition of digital compositions, photography, paintings and objet d’art inviting the viewer to – read the writing on the wall…literally, figuratively, and hopefully with some sense of humour and urgency. To be opened by Lorna Ferguson on Sunday, 8 June 2008, 5pm Preview Sat, 7 June, 1–6pm (The show closes Sat, 28 June) gordart Gallery 72 3rd Ave, Melville, Johannesburg / tel: +27 11 726-8519 Gallery hours: Tues – Sat, 10:30 –...

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Represent Recommends: David Goldblatt
Apr28

Represent Recommends: David Goldblatt

We’re delighted that David Goldblatt, one of our favourite South African photographers, is being shown at the Goodman for an entire month. This exhibition, entitled Joburg, will showcase photographs by Goldblatt from 1960’s to the present time, including amazing scenes shot in Hillbrow in the 70s. GO GO GO! David Goldblatt is renowned for his documentation of the progress of societal changes and how these impact on the landscape and South African communities, without being judgmental. His works are widely collected, both locally and abroad, in public and private collections. His work is a real statement about the changes currently taking place in South Africa. Goldblatt says about the show, “Over the years I have become interested in different aspects of the city. Some of these photographs I have not printed before, some I have not exhibited before, some I showed at the Market Theatre Photography Gallery in the 70s and 80s, others I have shown more recently. Together they come from attempts to get to grips with something of the life and places of this city.” The exhibition will include early black and white images of Johannesburg, some of which have never been seen before, as well as Soweto, Structures, and more recent colour works from the Johannesburg Intersections series. The exhibition opens on the 26th of April 2008 at noon and closes on 24th of May 2008. David Goldblatt Photo from the Goodman Gallery website: She said to him: You be the driver and I’ll be the Madam. Then they picked up the fender and posed. Hilbrow, 1975 Image size: 50.5 x 50.5cm | Print size: 56 x...

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Candy Kramer @ the Obert
Mar27

Candy Kramer @ the Obert

Don’t miss Candy Kramer’s exhibit entitled ‘Confluence’ at the Obert Contemporary at Melrose Arch from the 28 March 2008. In her first solo exhibition Candy Kramer explores her identity as a South African with Eastern European heritage. With the passing of decades and the migration between continents, Kramer is moved to ask the questions: how does one transmit immutable deep-rooted values while adapting to a new, fast changing world? Which of those values are malleable and which ones remain immutable? The themes of the passing of time, the fusing of old and new and the erosion and transmission of memories and values infuse the works on show. Kramer’s method includes both the traditional medium of oil on canvas and, more significantly, the rusting process of steel. by taking steel, something so solid, dense, strong and uniform in nature, and immersing it in water (to which it reacts by eroding all but the indelible image) the artist conceptually expresses her curiosity with degeneration and regeneration. The rusting process allows the essential portrait to emerge – the outcome of this technique, seen in these vibrant works, hints at the answers to Kramer’s questions: what has remained intact from the original? what has been eroded and what has...

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KZN Artists stay close to artSPACE
Jan30

KZN Artists stay close to artSPACE

KZN Artists make sure you stay close to artSPACE durban – they are well connected and know exactly what’s happening when. They also have fabulous ongoing exhibitions to attend. Check out below for all the call to entries on at the mo as well as their latest exhibition. artSPACE durban is the collection point for KZN again this year for the ABSA L’Atelier Art Award, which is a competition for 18- 35 year olds. The collection dates are: from 3 – 7 March and judging will take place on 14 March. In the run up to the Sasol New Signatures competition, a workshop will be held at artSPACE durban and presented by the competition chairperson, Franci Cronjé. The workshop aims to help artists understand the competition philosophy, the judging process and provide advice on conceptualisation, display and presentation of works. The date and time for the workshop is: Tuesday 29 April, 9:30 for 10:00 to 15:00. As a run up to the 2008 PPC Cement Young Concrete Sculptor Awards to be held later in the 2008, aspiring artists “young in the art of sculpting” will have the opportunity of attending one of a series of workshops to be held at venues around the country. The workshops will be presented by members of PPC Cement’s technical team and will cover some of the technical aspects of working with cement, lightweight concrete, pigments, colourants and extenders. Delegates will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of working in this medium. PPC workshop held at artSPACE durban is:Tuesday 27 May 2008 from 9:30 for 10:00 to 15:00. Each workshop can accommodate 30 people on a first-come-first-served basis and bookings can be made through Nandi Hilliard at the Association of Arts Pretoria on telephone 012 346 3100 or 083 288 5117. The cost per person attending is R60,00 which is payable to the Association of Arts Pretoria. And again artSPACE durban will be the collection point for KZN for the 2008 Sasol New Signatures competition. Receive works: Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 July and Selection: Tuesday 8 July, Durban (artists to collect 9 July). call for entries Established South African artists are invited to enter this prestigious art competition. The Sasol Wax Art Award is unique in that it seeks to reward innovation and excellence amongst professional artists. Use wax as the key element in your artwork – either as a process, medium or concept. Prize: R130 000 to the winner Entries close 25 February 2008 (a box has been placed at artSPACE durban for entries to be placed) For more information: 011 726 2502 / 011 726 7570 or e-mail wax@mweb.co.za Current Exhibit:...

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Catch Gonçalo Mabunda @ Afronova
Jan30

Catch Gonçalo Mabunda @ Afronova

Catch one of Mozi’s most talented and respected young artists Gonçalo Mabunda at the Afronova Gallery in Newtown. In this first solo show in Johannesburg, Mozambican artist Gonçalo Mabunda explores the cycles of destruction and regeneration in the process of creation and history, suggesting new symbols of universality and vitality. An internationally acclaimed artist, Mabunda deals with the fierce destruction of civil war in Mozambique by neutralizing its weapons and creating peaceful or cheerful sculptures. Read more about Gonçalo at his Vgallery: Started his studies in 1982 in Maputo City, and now has intermediate level. In 1992, began working in the Art Nucleus Association as gallery assistant, and currently working as Gallery manager. Also in 1992, began to paint. In 1995 participated in the Ujamaa IV Workshop as assistant to the south Africa artist Andries  Botha.  In 1996 participated in a course of metal and bronze sculpture for 3 months at the Tecknikon of Natal. Since 1997, full time artist. Exhibition runs until Saturday 16 February Gallery Hours Tuesday to Friday : 13 :00 to 19 :00 Saturday 13 :00 to 17 :00 Contacts e: afronova@tiscali.co.za w: www.afronova.com c: +27 (0) 83 726 59 06 The gallery is just across the Market Theatre entrance Safe parking corner Miriam Makeba and Gwigwi Mrwebi St – Newtown Po box 3205 – Parklands 2121 – Johannesburg – South...

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