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THE SOUTH AFRICAN ART TIMES

ART GUIDE FEBRUARY - MARCH 2008

Bathed
beauty. In Jeremy Wafer’s haunting Clouding
Over, the cloud’s lining hums and
dances ever so slightly, as

In Light the digital compression process


struggles to render distinct edges.
A blue sky is interrupted by a dark
cloud which gradually fills the screen

With their latest with its dank, shifting grey.


Motion and place becomes distorted,
show Florida Road’s and the frame of the image seems to
bulge and contract.
The Bank Gallery In contrast to Wafer’s piece,
Vaughn Sadie’s Pleasure of Feel
continues to shine. ing In Control overwhelms with visual
silence. A small bank of plug points
By Peter Machen and phone-line sockets is projected
from a slide projector, looking more
In these times of rolling darkness, like a painting than
the contents of Light Show at the a projection. The work’s title is
Bank Gallery are pointedly contem- engraved into the wall, intimating a
porary. In what seems like a curato- complacent relationship to a volatile
rial narrative, the show echoes the technological reality.
large scale projection of a television Greg Streak’s piece, Some Things
constantly being switched off which Are Better Left Unsaid, consists of a
dominated the gallery’s previous cross constructed out of energy sav-
show by Matthew Coombes. ing light bulbs. The cross correlates
perfectly to an actual statue of Christ
The Light Show, which was on the cross on the other side of the
conceived of as a sort of sampler road, on the grounds of a Catholic
for artists that will be showing in the Church. While the gallery is acces-
gallery through the year, gathers sible to the public, the church is less
together many of the psychological so, surrounded by security fencing.
concerns of our 21st century reality,
as we move into an increasingly James Webb’s work is a kind of
unsustainable future. embedded artwork, a Morse code
message emanating from one of the
It is to the credit of both the curators light fixtures. It is in a sense only par-
and the artists involved that the tially visible, with no gallery signage
show’s experiential whole transcends to tell the viewer that it is there. (The
the sum of its not insignificant parts. show’s curators have chosen not to
Curated by gallery owners Henrietta label any of the works in Light Show
Hamilton and Robert Fraser, with the with titles and artists for this show.
deftly multitalented Vaughn Sadie on Instead, all such information is con-
board as guest curator, Light Show tained in the catalogue, giving the
impresses as an example of the works autonomy from their creators
ascendant talent that the gallery will during the viewing experience).
be showing during 2008. Bronwen Vaughan-Evans provides
the only non-light-based piece, other
Dominating the show is Siemon than Allen’s The Birds. Her piece
Allen’s gorgeous appropriated work Vaughn Light, created from layers of
The Birds, which literally recon- lightness and darkness anchors the
structs the Hitchcock classic, in the show. On a long thin canvas, a street
process building endless layers of light is almost buried in the greyness
allusion. Made from a 16mm film that dominates the panel. A pair of
copy of Hitchcock’s 1962 thriller, Al- feet extend into the top of the image.
len has woven the reels of film into a The feet –belonging to Sadie – don’t
flat canvas, re-scaling the work with appear to be falling to earth. Instead
mathematical precision so that the they seem to be floating, away from
woven film occupies a similar scale the banality below, away from the
to the projected film. planet, towards the light.
In British artist Simon Jacque’s work
Storm, a series of electric storms is Finally, a work by Steven Hobbes,
shown on five small LCD screens A Point in space; containing all
which interrupt the darkness of the points, uses light and shadow as a
small space adjacent to the main medium in themselves, a delicately
gallery. Shot on a low-resolution constructed installation which cre-
camera-phone, there is no sound, ates fluidly crystaline abstractions
no thunder. The tiny camera is that fill the barred bank vault. The
Greg Streak’s piece, Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid, consists of a cross constructed out of energy saving light bulbs. The cross correlates perfectly to an work suggests real value, intangible
incapable or reproducing the com-
actual statue of Christ on the cross on the other side of the road, on the grounds of a Catholic Church. While the gallery is accessible to the public, the church is beauty, and the fact that, for some
plexity and fury of a thunderstorm,
less so, surrounded by security fencing. of us at least, an art gallery is the
resultingin a strange reductive digital
perfect replacement for a bank.
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When Anthropology, an American craft chain store with 100 outlets


throughout the U.S.A., placed an order for over
R100,000 with ceramic artist, John Bauer,
Lloyd Pollock decided to investigate.
Photos by Leah Walker
John Bauer lives on a drowsy street
in ultra-respectable, middle-income
suburbia. The neatly mown grass
pavements are the glory of this
house-proud neighbourhood, but
the pristine spick and span peters
out abruptly outside John’s gate
where weeds erupt in an
ungovernable thicket.

Lower Claremont favours self-


effacing whites and beiges, but
Bauer being Bauer, eschews such
restraint. His house and garden
walls blaze with defiant greens,
lavenders and ochre, and a coven
of contorted, earthenware beings,
like gnomes on speed, whoop it up
around the gate.
galante
John welcomes me with the well- for what the mother and child, pressure Lloyd Pollock
bred grace that forms such a vivid dramatis personae and John’s search for it was a which is only relieved when he
contrast with the wildness and seek is love, and the quest for search for some substitute for that recreates them on his bowls. The
ferocity of his ceramic handiwork. love dominates the artist’s imagery lost entwinement. That substitute results are not prettification
Inside bowls crowd every available which is rooted entirely in his own became ceramics which John or embellishment, they are art: art
surface, swamping tabletops, experience. made from his twelfth year, partly as therapy, redemption and
swarming over sofas, and cascad- Love vanished from John’s life with because this was the only activity transcendence. Such creations
ing over the floor. Everywhere abrupt and brutal finality when at which he felt he excelled, and have nothing to do with good taste.
there are choked ashtrays, dishes he was six, and his mother and partly to remind him of his mother On the contrary they exude a raw-
scummed with the remnants of grandmother were killed by a and her feminine touch. The bowls ness and flagrancy that make them
the day before yesterday’s lunch, drunken driver. Thereafter he filled the yawning emotional brazenly other.
socks, toast, underpants and became a latchkey child. No one the motherless boy, and this ex-
apple cores. Like a bag lady, I supplied affection and understand- plains the obsessional nature of Dyslexia, an insurmountable detes-
cheerfully sink into the squalour, ing, and when his isolation was John’s enterprise. His rate of pro tation of reading and a dogged
turn on the tape-recorder and start refusal to study at tertiary institu-
yet another interview. tions mercifully prevented this
“wild, untutored phoenix” from
John’s vehement affirmations of his undergoing the usual processes
belief in ghosts, auras, magic of cultural indoctrination. The
and miracles soon alerted me to his artist’s salutary ignorance, his
lack of the usual protective passion for solitude and mania for
social armour. However it was only experiment enabled him to
when he announced that only achieve outstanding originality by
future, more evolved generations blurring gender, and shuffling
would be capable of grasping his the human, the animal and the
artistic intentions, that his bowls divine in passionate and uncouth
would grace the world’s greatest images that remain untainted by
museums, command stupendous tradition, training or outside
prices, and prompt intense influence.
academic scrutiny, that I finally
understood that I was in the Each bowl is a page in a diary that
presence of that loopy and outland- forms an ongoing meditation
ish phenomenon – the genuine upon John’s life, his thoughts,
outsider artist. feelings, memories, fantasies and
daydreams. They reflect on past,
John’s belief in himself and his gifts present and future, uncovering
verges on the fanatic, and his com- why what went wrong, went wrong,
mitment to the dream of ceramic and why what went right,
perfection is absolute. He compounded by dyslexia, emotion void that opened up around went right, mediating his experience
stakes his claim to fame on incised froze over and he retreated into duction is frenzied. Working has and making it intelligible.
porcelain bowls. These himself. become a compulsive rite of No other ceramist uses the medium
catapult one into a fantasy world of “I lived so long in utter loneliness, remembrance, and since 2002, he as an instrument of unflinching self-
sickle moons and gingerbread that I forgot what love was” says has chalked up over 4,250 bowls. scrutiny and analysis, and it is this
villages where mermaids, depraved John, “and it was only when I The quaking forces buried beyond intimate personal dimension
fish and androgynous winged started meeting girls as a teen the reach of consciousness, that infuses his strange and anar-
beings disport themselves amidst a ager, that I rediscovered it.” ‘Love’ erupt in an urgent gush of symboli- chic creations with a rigorous
rain of stars. These celestial remains indissolubly associated cal images which flood John’s honesty and truth. John Bauer demonstrates his fantastical and functional flying bowls
shenanigans form an air-born fete with the primal union between mind, exercising an intolerable

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Tea with Beezy


Carey spends an afternoon with Beezy Bailey and discovers chocolate flavoured
Auction of Decorative
and Fine Arts
Property of various owners including Estates Late
mint plants, the art of making beer chicken, and the magic of his studio. Vicomtesse d’Orthez (Moira Lister) and Dr GM Whiting

Tuesday 19 February 2008


African male and are focused that Joyce frees him from himself, following any working schedule. at 10am and 7pm
around a central theme of fallen allowing him to create art that
angels. Joyce’s works, which Beezy wouldn’t dare attempt. Her Beezy works on between five
Wednesday 20 February 2008
contrast strikingly with Beezy’s in new paintings are richly coloured and 20 pieces at the same time, at 10am
style and subject matter, deal with oil depictions of townships after a “pollinating” them and flitting
the issue of inequality in South bad flood, painted by Joyce from between them as new ideas come
Africa, exposing the contradictions, photographs she took on location. to him. He says that it takes “two
paradoxes and ironies that make Beezy explains that the works minutes and 25 years” to finish a
the country what it is. of Gerhard Richter inspired him piece, explaining that sometimes
to experiment with working from he churns out art at the speed
Beezy shows me some of the ex- photographs, a taboo lingering of light, but then goes back and
hibition pieces in his studio, which from his British art-school training makes small improvements over
The artist, is a light and wooden affair at the that took him 20 years to break. a period of months or even years.
Beezy Bailey bottom of his garden, just He’s been known to finish an entire
exhibition’s work in two hours.
A sizzling Friday afternoon finds
me sitting on Beezy Bailey’s patio Curious, I ask Beezy what he
at his home on Kloof Nek, sipping would have been had he not made
iced litchi juice and making small a career out of art. He thinks for
talk as we look out at the city bowl a moment, then laughs, “Insane.
far below. I realized I wanted to be an artist
when I was very young”, he says,
Beezy and his black female alter “but I was nervous.” The stere-
ego, Joyce Ntobe, are preparing otype of the struggling artist held
for their upcoming exhibition at the him back until one day in New
Everard Read Gallery in Joburg York, at the age of 21, he had Preview
from 14 – 29 February. Joyce is lunch with Andy Warhol. “He really Friday 15 February 10am to 5pm
Saturday 16 February 10am to 5pm
making a comeback after 12 years liked my work and he encouraged
Sunday 17 February 10am to 5pm
reportedly occupied by a nunnery me”, Beezy says, “and that was Venue
and AIDS orphans. The former Floods at Gugulethu - Oil and house paint on canvas the moment I decided I didn’t want Old Mutual Conference & Exhibition Centre, Kirstenbosch
domestic worker made headlines to do anything but art for the rest National Botanical Gardens,
in 1992 when some of her works of my life.” Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town
Enquiries and Catalogues
were bought by the National past the chocolate mint bushes he When it comes to the process of And so Beezy became the local
Cape Town office: 021 794 6461
Gallery after entering them in the persuades me to taste. Romulus creating art, Beezy says that he is artist with the controversial black At the Saleroom, Kirstenbosch
prestigious Triennale competition. and Remus are rendered in bronze lucky in that inspiration just comes alter ego we know today. He’s also From Friday 15 February
Beezy also entered, but his works and suckle the wolf in an African to him. “As soon as I’m in the stu- a full-time father, and it turns out, a Tel: 021 761 3666 Fax: 021 761 3039
were not chosen. The art world take on Roman legend. Romulus dio I see things that I’ve got to do”, chef of note. He gives me a lesson e-mail: ct@swelco.co.za
was scandalised when he revealed grows up to be the abandoned he tells me. He works between 10 in the art of making “beer chicken”, Catalogues can be viewed on www.swelco.co.za
Joyce’s true identity in a political white colonialist and kills Remus, and lunchtime and again in the late a recent specialty of his, before I Irma Stern (1894-1966)
statement on affirmative action. the modern African abandoned by afternoons, when the natural light leave. 2008 is going to be a busy THE SWAHILI WOMAN
his traditional culture. in his studio is at its best and he’s year, he tells me. He’s currently signed and dated 1945
“Being Blown Backwards into the at his most creative. “Once I’m in working on a 4m high fallen angel 65 by 56cm
Future” will showcase the work Joyce’s works seem to have been there I just go for it”, he says. “The that unfortunately won’t be ready R2 000 000 - 3 000 000
Beezy has done since his “Fallen created by a different artist entirely, routine forces me to stick to my in time for the exhibition, then will
Angels and Other Dreams” exhibi- and Beezy nods agreement when work. When I was younger things be organizing an “Art for AIDS”
tion in February last year. The I tell him that it looks like he’s stor- were much wilder.” He tells me auction in London before his first
artworks explore issues relating ing someone else’s work in how he used to sit on the beach US exhibition, which will happen
to the demise of the white South his studio. He laughs and tells me and make art from driftwood, not in August.
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Select Gallery listings from around South Africa


Eastern Cape David Krut Art Resources
Sally Thompson Gallery KwaZulu-Natal Kizo 20 March 2008 – 2 April - Chinese
9 Feb - 1 March - 06:08 A partnership
10 February -1 March - The Magic Until 10 Feb - SEXPO 2008 ICC Arena Cultural Exchange
Port Elizabeth between David Krut Print Workshop
of Making - group ceramics show. Durban (Durban) Richard Scott, Wakaba
and Art Bank Johannesburg - six artists
Digby Hoets, Eugine Hön, Caroline Mutheki, Gavin Rain, Anthony Holmes, Goodman Gallery, Cape
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art were selected to create a series of
Viera Shutz, Peter Nthombeni , Ainsley Art Space - DBN Vanessa Berlein and Zephania Chuma 7 Feb - 1 March - All Smoke and Mir-
Museum monotypes.
Tailor, Vulisango Ndwandwa, Michelle Until 16 Feb - Micrographs - Deryck and Isiah Manzini rors - Diane Victor
Until 08 June - About-face Legg... and more. Healey 20 March – 20 April - Bongi Bhengu
Everard Read Gallery

16 February – 08 March - Forward and Collen Maswangayi iArt
Johannesburg
Until 13 April - Images of Mandela Bay: Standard Bank Gallery - Sarah Richards 21 Feb – 8 March - Five decades
14 February 2008 – 2 March - Being
Inner City - Gregory Kerr
blown backwards into the future
6 February-29 March - Intimate Rela-
tions - Marlene Dumas:
Western Cape

- Beezy Bailey & Joyce Ntobe KZNSA Gallery Irma Stern Museum
Free State 6 - 30 March - Zwelethu Mthethwa Cape Town
The Premises Main Gallery 5-29 March - Rebecca Townsend
- Children of a Lesser God
Bloemfontein Mark Erasmus -Viscosity - Precious- Glass Art
8 March - 4 May - Changing Worlds Until 10 Feb - KZNSA Members’ 34 Long
Show runs until 23 February Exhibition 12 Feb - 15 March - Promised Land
- Edoardo Villa 1947-2007” @ the
Oliewenhuis Art Museum Iziko South African National Gallery
Cradle of Human Kind: - Nirox 12 Feb - 9 March - Michael McGarry - Andrew McIlleron - Photography Ernest Cole: Chronicler In The House
Until 05 March - Messina/ Musina University of Johannesburg Arts Mezzanine Gallery
Sculpture Park
- Pieter Hugo - Photographs Centre Gallery Of Bondage
13 March -16 March Joburg Art Fair Until 10-Feb - KZNSA Members’ Art B Gallery The Sasol Wax Art Award 2007
6 – 27 February - Look at me : Exhibition Until 06 February - John Bauer
- The Sandton Convention Centre
“Women for Children” print portfolio Until 13 April - Work By Willie Bester
Gauteng 12 Feb - 9 March - Isis x Ceramics Until 30 March - The Daimlerchrysler
Nivea Gallery 13 Feb - 1 March Jaco Sieberhagen ,
Gallery on the Square
Warren Siebrits Modern & Contem- Award For South African Architecture
Johannesburg Until 27 Feb -Ceramics - Clive Sithole Until 10-Feb - KZNSA Members’ The Kings Tea. 13 February – 8 June - Dungamanzi /
porary Art Exhibition
Until 1 March - Prints Multiples and Stirring Waters: Tsonga And Shangaan
ABSA Gallery Gallery MOMO 12 Feb - 9 March - Mbekheni Mbili Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Art From Southern Africa
Until 22 February - Ruth Sacks & Photography Until 15 Feb - Greatest Hits 2007
14 Feb – 10 March - Mixed Media
Open 22 March – 4 May Standard
Numsa Makhubu - Sue Pam-Grant Durban Art Gallery Selected exhibition of graduate works Bank Young Artist For Visual Art 2007:
Pretoria 6 Feb - 30 March - KZN Matric Art 18 February- 07 March - Main Gallery- Pieter Hugo ‘Messina/Musina’
Afronova Modern and Contempo- Goodman Gallery Exhibition’ Jill Trappler, Long Gallery- Why Collect? New Acquisitions
rary Art Centurion Art Gallery 6 Feb - 30 March - ‘Little Traveller’ a Colleen Gericke - Artsstrip- Selvin
Until 9 Feb Alison Kearney,
Until 29 Feb - Antoinette Marais, Mar- Made By The Iziko Art Department,
Until 16 February - My New Voice Emily Stainer hearwarming show from the Woza November 2005–2006 . Romantic Childhood
- Gonçalo Mabunda chal Conradie, Marie Wentzel and Moya Project of the Hillcrest AIDS
16 Feb – 15 March - Walter Battiss
Louise Greyling - Group Show Iziko Summer School 2008
21 Feb – 15 March - 22 years of 16 Feb – 15 March - Africa and the Centre Trust Bell-Roberts Contemporary Art Iziko Summer School 2008: Muse-
Dance Umbrella - John Hogg - Photo World 14 Feb - middle of April ‘Then & Now’ Gallery ums, Climate Change And Africa’s
Pretoria Art Museum a collection of photographs curated by Until 01 March-
19 February - 11 May - Johann Louw Indigenous Heritage: 31 January - 2
Art Extra Gerard Sekoto Gallery, Alliance Paul Weinberg Lyndi Sales - TRANSIenT March 2008
Until 23 Feb - Trickster’s revenge - A Mid-career Retrospective
Francaise
PAM-Albert Werth Hall - Until March http://www.iziko.org.za/sang/c_ex.html
- Artists exhibiting: Carlos Aires, Alan 8 – 27 Feb Nomusa Makhubu - Bank Art Gallery Blank Projects
Alborough, Rotimi Fani-Kayodé, Nan- - Favourates from the Permanent Until 26 February - Light Show at Bank Until 29 Feb - Barend de Wet - White
Iso Eliphandliwe
Collection PAM-East Gallery - Until Joao Ferreira Fine Art
dipha Mntambo, Samson Mudzunga, Art Gallery Leading Durban Artists Elephants Until 1 March - Dorothee Kreutzfeldt
Michael MacGarry, Anthea Moys, March - Rorke’s Drift Tapestries and 28 Feb – 27 March - Aggregate
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Athi-Patra Ruga, Kathryn Smith Ceramics - select works by Paul Edmunds Cape Gallery
10 Feb - 13 April - Dis-Location- ReLo-
Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery
28th Feb – 29th March - Perfect Lov- cation - Leora Farber in collaboration 17 Feb – 8 March - Frederike Exhibition of Gallery Artists
ers - Group Show UNISA Art Gallery Pietermaritzburg Stokhuyzen -recent paintings
with Strangelove
Until 15 Feb - Final Year Multimedia
28th February- 19th March - There is
and 3rd Year Visual Art Student Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery
Art on Paper Something in the Air in Prince Albert - Tatham Art Gallery Erdmann Contemporary /Photogra- Exhibition of Gallery Artists
Until 1 March - Genus - Exhibition Until 4 May - New Acquisition Exhib phers Gallery
Cuny Janssen - Opened by The Sean
Rosemarie Marriott Until 4 May - Edendale excels: an Until 1 March - Brent Meistre
O’Toole
Alice Art Gallery Roodepoort Michael Stevenson Contemporary
16th March - Spier Contemporary exhibition of four artists from Edendale. - Class____ Until 1 March - Intersections Inter-
David Brown Fine Art 15 – 17 February - Karen Hougaard The exhibition includes works by
exhibition
- Solo Exhibition sected David Goldblatt
13 February - 8th March - Michael Zondi, Gerard Bhengu, Everard Read Gallery - Cape Town
Anthony Harris - Paintings Obert Contemporary at Chickenman Mkhize and Siyabonga Michaelis Collection
Melrosearch Sikosana. 7 – 20 February - MJ Lourens Until 31 March - Is there Still Life
Until 14 Feb - Enamel shadow 6– 19 March - Donovan Ward Curated by Michael Godby
paintings - Peter Eastman

Whats up @ Alice Art in 2008?


February June September
15 Karin Hougaard exhibition grand opening with Andre Swartz 12 Glendine exhibition with the Parlotones 24-28 Portchie exhibition
16 Karin Hougaard poetry book launch with Steve Hofmeyr 25-29 Innibos
17 Open day with Karin Hougaard October
21-24 Homemakers expo July 1-4 Aardklop
24 New Signatures Exhibition 23 Este Mostert Exhibition
March 24-27 Vaal Homemakers Expo 30-2 Nov Good food and wine show
13 Liesel Brune & Derric van Rensburg exhib. with Matt Stern
21-29 KKNK August November
7-10 Decorex 6 Christmas market and Little Gems exhib. 217 Dryf Ave Ruimsig, Roodepoort
May 30-2 Sep Gariepfestival 19 Alice Art Gallery Annual Art Auction
1-4 Homex at Emporers Palace To RSVP for any of these events or for E-mail: aliceart@global.co.za
28 Munro exhibition with Jak de Priester enquiries you an reach us at 011 958 1392/076
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What if the World…


Until 23 Feb - Fresh meat Curated by
Robert Sloon Curated by robert sloon
(artheat) Until 23 feb 2008

Franschhoek

Gallery Grande Province
Drawn Thread - Paintings by
Jacqueline Crewe-Brown

Paarl

Hout Street Gallery
until 28 Feb - ‘Summer Salon’

Off the Wall Gallery
Until 02 March - Memory and Desire
- paintings and drawings by Pamela
Cockcroft- Lasserre
Sekoto, Gerard (1913 - 1993) "Woman in a Township Street". Oil on Board,
Somerset West 59.3 x 80.4cm. Signed "G Sekoto" (lower/right). Circa 1962/63

Bell-Roberts Lourensford
Until 31 March - The Ceramic Art of
SIGNIFICANT
Robert Hodgins

SOUTH AFRICAN
Stellenbosch INVESTMENT ART
Graham’s Fine Art Gallery boasts the finest selection
Dorpstraat Gallery of South African 20th century masters including:
Until 13 Feb Herman van Veen - wat Frans Oerder, Hugo Naudé, Bertha Everard- King, Pieter
gebeur / what happens Wenning, Nita Spilhaus, Pranas Domsaitis, Ruth Prowse,
15 Feb Strijdom van der Merwe Maggie Laubser, JH Pierneef, Irma Stern, WH Coetzer,
Cecil Higgs, Freida Lock, Maud Sumner, Wolf Kibel, Ruth
University of Stellenbosch Everard-Haden, Walter Battiss, Elsa Dziomba, Maurice
van Essche, Rosamund King Everard, Fred Page, Gregoire
Art Gallery
Boonzaier, Alexis Preller, François Krige, Gerard Sekoto,
Until 09 Feb Visualizing Sound Lyn Eleanor Esmonde-White, Robert Hodgins, Piet van
Smuts Heerden, Stanley Pinker, Cecil Skotnes, Erik Laubscher,
Peter Clarke, Christo Coetzee, Helmut Starcke, Henry
Sasol Art Museum Symonds, Simon Stone, Karel Nel.
The heartbeat of an etcher Titia Ballot
Shop 46, Broadacres Lifestyle

SMAC Art Gallery Centre, Cnr. Cedar & Valley


Roads, Broadacres, Fourways.
Until 24 Feb - Portraits Johann Graham Britz 083 605 5000
Louw and Sanell Aggenbach

Joburg Art Fair


Sarah Keys 084 568 5639
27 Feb – 25 May - Revisions+ works Gallery 011 465 9192

13 – 16 March- Portraits - Johann


Louw and Sanell Aggenbach at the
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Knysna
13th - 16 March 2008 www.grahamsfineartgallery.co.za

Knysna Contemporary www.joburgartfair.co.za


Until 12 Feb - Anthony Harris

Closing date: 29 February 2008. Send CV, covering letter and references to:
GOODMAN GALLERY CAPE : VACANCIES Julienne Lemb Fax 021 462-7579 or email: julienne@goodmangallerycape.com

Store Supervisor Gallery Administrator


We are looking for a committed, dynamic supervisor with excellent We are looking for a committed, dynamic administrator with excellent
interpersonal skills and the ability to work well under pressure. interpersonal skills and the ability to work well under pressure.
This person should have: Minimum Grade 12 Technical qualifications This person should have: Relevant Degree in the arts, preferably Art
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and/or stores management Minimum 1 year’s experience handling works administration excellence Minimum 1 year’s experience personnel and/or
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Package: Thirteenth cheque, subject to annual review, a fully paid retirement Package: Thirteenth cheque, subject to annual review, a fully paid retirement
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South African Art Times. February 2008 February Art Events Guide Page 7

AROUND THE GALLERIES

Leora Farber’Dis-Location/Re-Location will be showing at Johannesburg One of the works from The Kings Tea by Jaco Sieberhagen will be on show Paul Edmunds, “Sieve” (detail), 2005, silkscreen and cut paper, (Photo: Dave
Art Gallery until 13 April 2008. Title of work: Aloerosa: Transplant (2006-7) at The ArtB Gallery 13 Feb - 1 March Southwood) Pauls exhibition entitled Aggregate:Selected Works 2000-2008
will be on show at Durbans Bank Gallery 28 February 27 March 2008

TRUE/STORY: Solo exhibition by Michael Macgarry presents a series of Lyndi Sales’s Shoe entitled TRANSIenT will run until Monument from the series Drawings of Mass Destruction, 2007, Diane
artifacts, sculptures and props included in his recent films and 1 March at The Bell- Roberts Contemporary Gallery, Cape Town Victor - All Smoke and Mirrors until 1 March 2008 Goodman Gallery, CT
photographs. 12 February - 9 March at the KZNSA Gallery, Durban

A work for Robert Hodgins exhibition entitled The Ceramic Art of Robert Ed Young - Its not easy - one of a body of works showing at the Mark Erasmus infront of his new work from his show Viscosity
Hodgins-A retrospective to be seen at the Bell - Roberts Gallery, Haywood Project Space, South Bank Centre, London Show runs until 23 February at The Premises Gallery
Lourensford, Show runs until 31 March

Until 10 Feb - SEXPO 2008 ICC Arena (Durban) Richard Jake Aikman, ‘ICU III,’ 2008, From the Robert Carlos Aires’s work on The Trickster Show at Barent de Wet cast, showing at
Scott, Wakaba Mutheki, Gavin Rain, Anthony Holmes, Sloon Curated Fresh Meat at WhatiftheWorld Art Extra Gallery, Jhb Blank Projects entitled White Elephants
Vanessa Berlein and Zephania Chuma and Isiah Manzini Gallery, CT