Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Walkabouts on Saturday, 1 November starting at 11a.m.

There will be walkabouts of both of our current exhibitions on Saturday, 1 November starting at 11a.m.  

First will be a walkabout by Louise Hall on her exhibition titled "Migration" and thereafter swany will give a walk through of his show Souty which is a part of the "G1K1" group exhibition.

All are welcome and it is free.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

"Migration" by Louise Hall Walkabout on Saturday, 1 November at 11a.m.

In the Middle Gallery

Louise Hall

Migration is a small body of recent mixed media drawings. These open-ended and light-hearted works explore some of the fundamentals of drawing, in particular, line and point. And reflect what seem to be perennial themes in my work of transition, departure and change.
Drawing as medium and process is fundamental to my artistic practice. So when I paint, I am drawing. Drawing helps me chart my artistic direction and after an intense period of working I use drawing to cast around to find new ideas and images. The drawings in this Migration Series represent the beginnings of a new body of work.

"G1K1" a group show by swany, Karen Pretorius and Steyn Pretorius Walkabout on Saturday, 1 November at 11a.m.

Walkabout by swany on Saturday, 1 November at 11a.m.
In the Main Gallery

"G1K1" a group show by swany, Karen Pretorius and Steyn Pretorius 

G1K1: In the South African Defence Force the "G" indicated whether a soldier was healthy and could participate in physical activity. The "K" showed where a soldier could be deployed as well as the level of medical care they should have access to. "G1" indicated the soldier was healthy and could participate in any and all physical activity. "K1" meant the soldier could be deployed anywhere and anytime without a medical facility in the vicinity.
G1K1: a group exhibition by artists/soldiers/nurses conceptualising works reflecting their personal experiences 
within the South African Defence Force during the apartheid era.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

“Different Situations” paintings by Jabulani Cele 29 September - 11 October 2014

In the Middle Gallery

“Different Situations” paintings by Jabulani Cele  

“Different Situations” is about telling the stories of people. Cele is inspired by the situations that people face on our daily basis, things that people go through to make a living and survive. People must expect to see how people live their lives in this twenty-first century from his point of view as an artist.

Jabulani Douglas Cele was born in KwaMashu and grew up in Dube Village, Inanda.   He was commissioned by eThekwini Municipality to paint rural football scenes that hang proudly in the Presidential Suite of the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

Jabulani at the opening

Fibreworks VIII- our EIGHTH Members' exhibition 29 September - 11 October 2014

In the Main Gallery:

Fibreworks VIII- our EIGHTH Members' exhibition

Opening by the colourful Robert Brusse, a Durban architect whose energy and vitality will perfectly compliment the exhibits.


gallery view

is a national exhibition that showcases some of the leading fibre/textile artwork in the country. Fibreworks exhibitions offer a rich and varied experience. The  artists come from a variety of arts backgrounds and  use  predominantly fibres and textiles as their means of expression, freely incorporating   a mixed-media approach to materials and techniques. 

‘Fibre’ refers to materials that are made up of continuous thread-like filaments, including both vegetable and animal fibres such as cotton, paper, and wool, even spider silk.  Some fibre artists work with mineral fibres such as nylon. Alternatively, fibre art can be work whose subject matter and content is fibre.

Since this is an art form that encompasses a very large range of techniques, materials and approaches, the fibre artist has the opportunity to expand and explore the medium and subject in almost unlimited ways, both three and two dimensionally.

Participating artists are Faiqah Abrahams, Sue Akerman, Karin Arbeter, Elaine Barnard, Helga Beaumont, Dana Biddle, Hermine Coleman, Jutta Faulds, Jeanette Gilks, Kathryn Fox Harmer, Colleen Harris, Jenny Hearn, Cathy Knox, Leonie Malherbe, Annette McMaster, Gina Niederhumer, Sue Physick, Marilyn Pretorius, Cornelia Robinson, Sally Scott, Roy Starke, Mariss Stevens, Odette Tolksdorf, and Sheila Walwyn.

Rosalie Dace, a member who is a renowned, international quilting teacher, describes the  works as displaying, ‘…a variety of colours and techniques long used in Africa such as dyeing, printing,  and embellishing with beads and other found objects.  Freshness and unpredictability, colour, sensitivity and strength reflect the energy of Africa today.‘

Jeanette Gilks 2014