JEREMY PURIN opening at Blank
Mar05

JEREMY PURIN opening at Blank

Head on to the BoKaap-based gallery Blank. Jeremy Purin is one of the most exciting recent graduates to emerge onto the local art scene and definitely the most energetic. At blank projects he will show an evolving installation, creating an interactive environment (that will hopefully not destroy the space). OPENING: WEDNESDAY 5 MARCH (18h00) CLOSING EVENT: FRIDAY 28 MARCH NEXT DOOR: VERF – A group show by five young local artists can still be viewed in the gallery space until the end of March. Participants: Marna Hattingh, Christo Basson, Alex Emsley, Hannes Bernard and Katrin Coetzer. blank projects 198 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town Tel: 072 198 9221 Email: blankprojects@gmail.com by...

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Sue Pam Grant @ Gallery Momo
Feb27

Sue Pam Grant @ Gallery Momo

OPEN AT THE SEAMS – A WALKABOUT PRESENTED BY THE ARTIST- SATURDAY 08 MARCH @ 11h00 Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 18h00 Saturdays 9am – 17h00 52 7th Avenue Parktown North Johannesburg T: +27 11 327 3247 info@gallerymomo.com...

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Impossible Monsters in Craighall
Oct29

Impossible Monsters in Craighall

We’re always delighted to hear about a fresh gallery space opening in Jozi… the Jan Smuts Art Strip gets elongated as we welcome the spanking new “Arts Extra” opening next Wednesday in Craighall.  The piping hot exhibition entitled “Impossible Monsters” looks to feature a slab of contemporary artists  – we look forward to something edgy and visionary… heaven knows we’re in need of some disruption to the lazy end of the year.  You’re invited so go go go. Art Extra is a contemporary art gallery opening in Johannesburg South Africa on 7 November 2007 at 6pm with a curated group show Impossible Monsters. Location – 373 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall, Johannesburg.  Map/Directions –  go to http://www.artextra.co.za/  OR  email info@artextra.co.za and we will send you a map.  For any other queries please call David Brodie +27 (0)82 552...

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Frances Goodman @ the Goodman
Jun27

Frances Goodman @ the Goodman

Catch one of our finest young artists Frances Goodman at one of our finest galleries, the Goodman in Rosebank.  We have to ask… is she related? Or is that a dumb question? Frances Goodman Wishful Thinking 23rd June to 14th July 2007 Goodman Gallery In her new solo exhibition, titled “Wishful Thinking”, Frances Goodman continues her exploration into character-construction through language and narrative. She examines how people present themselves to the outside world and how words manage to ‘perform’ and expose people’s anxieties and vulnerabilities. How people use words and language can as easily reveal personal fictions and desires, as they can divulge tastes, biases and predilections.  The exhibition comprises three new sound installations and two sculptural series. “Young Guns” is a large-scale video/sound installation that accompanies two young bodybuilders on their quest for perfection, success and ideal beauty. As the narrative unfolds, the viewer becomes aware of a blurring of boundaries between scrupulous preparation and raw narcissism.  This slip between definition of self and judgment by others raises questions around contemporary versions of ideal beauty and the limits to achieving them. “I know what you’re thinking…” is a sound installation that examines the very act of judging others. From the endless comments and quips on any number of topics, to the anonymous protagonists in the work, all expose society’s dual fascination and revulsion with others. When people are not constrained by expected politeness and sensitivity, we are all, potentially, the subject of someone else’s prejudice. Goodman’s new sculptures are an extension of her interest in language, and focus on how we ‘read’ objects.  There is a play between text and texture, surface and content, sincerity and irony.  The obsessively worked and highly decorative sequined surfaces declare a gaudy shallowness, which seems at odds with the sincerity of the bodybuilder’s life affirmations. This exhibition will open on Saturday 23rd June from 18:00 – 20:00, and closes on the 14th July...

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Who’s your Fairy Godmother?
Oct04

Who’s your Fairy Godmother?

You got to love this city and all the crazy, wonderful and eclectic people that live here. One of Represent’s favourite people, best friends and supa-fly entrepreneur, Donna McCallum, has reinvented herself as a Fairy Godmother and she’s waving her wand all over our world. Donna uses her skills and experience to help individuals dreams come true and we love her. She’s holding … a workshop on how to hone in your dream mapping skills – if you are feeling lost, overwhelmed, confused, stuck in a rut (we’ve all been there!) and you’re looking for a way forward, go on her workshop – you’ll love it. Here’s the word: Donna McCallum calls herself a fantastically fabulous and magical Fairy Godmother. So for those of you wanting to make your dreams come true, here’s your lady. She has a business called Fairy Godmother Inc. which has the purpose of spreading the message that it is possible to live your dreams and helps companies and individuals turn their vision into reality. And while you may think this all sounds a bit “airy fairy”, Donna has the credentials to prove that she has certainly made things happen in her own life and has a number of great clients that she is Fairy Godmothering now. Being a serial entrepreneur Donna started living her dreams at the age of 19 when she was one of the founders of Studentwise Media Services an media company specialising in Youth Focused media which included SL Mag, Y Mag, Campus Radio Stations and Events on Campuses. After 3 years she sold her stake in the business, donned a backpack, travelled round the world and then decided to join the “internet gold rush” in San Francisco in the late 90’s. Experiencing Dot Com Boom and Bust she returned home to SA and started iKineo, an innovative marketing company specialising in CRM and brand activation. Remember those Lucky Strike parties, Donna’s previous business was a key proponent in making those parties happen. After building a successful business over 5 years she then sold it and took a year off in South America. Having experienced turning her own visions and dreams into reality she has now started Fairy Godmother Inc. to help others do the same. With offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town Fairy Godmother Inc. is waving its wand throughout South Africa. Fairy Godmother Inc. runs workshops for companies and individuals and also does consulting and coaching for longer term projects. So if you are keen to get yourself a Fairy Godmother and get clear on your vision and dreams then check out the Dream Mapping Workshops being run in...

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