Bathed In Light
With their latest show Florida Road’s The Bank Gallery continues to shine.
By Peter Machen In these times of rolling darkness, the contents of Light Show at the Bank Gallery are pointedly contemporary. In what seems like a curatorial narrative, the show echoes the large scale projection of a television constantly being switched off which dominated the gallery’s previous show by Matthew Coombes. The Light Show, which was conceived of as a sort of sampler for artists that will be showing in the gallery through the year, gathers together many of the psychological concerns of our 21st century reality, as we move into an increasingly unsustainable future. It is to the credit of both the curators and the artists involved that the show’s experiential whole transcends the sum of its not insignificant parts. Curated by gallery owners Henrietta Hamilton and Robert Fraser, with the deftly multitalented Vaughn Sadie on board as guest curator, Light Show impresses as an example of the ascendant talent that the gallery will be showing during 2008. Dominating the show is Siemon Allen’s gorgeous appropriated work The Birds, which literally reconstructs the Hitchcock classic, in the process building endless layers of allusion. Made from a 16mm film copy of Hitchcock’s 1962 thriller, Allen has woven the reels of film into a flat canvas, re-scaling the work with mathematical precision so that the woven film occupies a similar scale to the projected film. In British artist Simon Jacque’s work Storm, a series of electric storms is shown on five small LCD screens which interrupt the darkness of the small space adjacent to the main gallery. Shot on a low-resolution camera-phone, there is no sound, no thunder. The tiny camera is incapable or reproducing the complexity and fury of a thunderstorm, resultingin a strange reductive digital


In Jeremy Wafer’s haunting Clouding Over, the cloud’s lining hums and dances ever so slightly, as the digital compression process struggles to render distinct edges. A blue sky is interrupted by a dark cloud which gradually fills the screen with its dank, shifting grey. Motion and place becomes distorted, and the frame of the image seems to bulge and contract. In contrast to Wafer’s piece, Vaughn Sadie’s Pleasure of Feel ing In Control overwhelms with visual silence. A small bank of plug points and phone-line sockets is projected from a slide projector, looking more like a painting than a projection. The work’s title is engraved into the wall, intimating a complacent relationship to a volatile technological reality. 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 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 less so, surrounded by security fencing.

James Webb’s work is a kind of embedded artwork, a Morse code message emanating from one of the light fixtures. It is in a sense only partially visible, with no gallery signage to tell the viewer that it is there. (The show’s curators have chosen not to label any of the works in Light Show with titles and artists for this show. Instead, all such information is contained in the catalogue, giving the works autonomy from their creators during the viewing experience). Bronwen Vaughan-Evans provides the only non-light-based piece, other than Allen’s The Birds. Her piece Vaughn Light, created from layers of lightness and darkness anchors the show. On a long thin canvas, a street light is almost buried in the greyness that dominates the panel. A pair of feet extend into the top of the image. The feet –belonging to Sadie – don’t appear to be falling to earth. Instead they seem to be floating, away from the banality below, away from the planet, towards the light. Finally, a work by Steven Hobbes, A Point in space; containing all points, uses light and shadow as a medium in themselves, a delicately constructed installation which creates fluidly crystaline abstractions that fill the barred bank vault. The work suggests real value, intangible beauty, and the fact that, for some of us at least, an art gallery is the perfect replacement for a bank.

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 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 less so, surrounded by security fencing.

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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 selfeffacing 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. John welcomes me with the wellbred grace that forms such a vivid contrast with the wildness and ferocity of his ceramic handiwork. Inside bowls crowd every available surface, swamping tabletops, swarming over sofas, and cascading over the floor. Everywhere there are choked ashtrays, dishes scummed with the remnants of the day before yesterday’s lunch, socks, toast, underpants and apple cores. Like a bag lady, I cheerfully sink into the squalour, turn on the tape-recorder and start yet another interview. John’s vehement affirmations of his belief in ghosts, auras, magic and miracles soon alerted me to his lack of the usual protective social armour. However it was only when he announced that only future, more evolved generations would be capable of grasping his artistic intentions, that his bowls would grace the world’s greatest museums, command stupendous prices, and prompt intense academic scrutiny, that I finally understood that I was in the presence of that loopy and outlandish phenomenon – the genuine outsider artist. John’s belief in himself and his gifts verges on the fanatic, and his commitment to the dream of ceramic perfection is absolute. He stakes his claim to fame on incised porcelain bowls. These catapult one into a fantasy world of sickle moons and gingerbread villages where mermaids, depraved fish and androgynous winged beings disport themselves amidst a rain of stars. These celestial shenanigans form an air-born fete

galante for what the dramatis personae seek is love, and the quest for love dominates the artist’s imagery which is rooted entirely in his own experience. Love vanished from John’s life with abrupt and brutal finality when he was six, and his mother and grandmother were killed by a drunken driver. Thereafter he became a latchkey child. No one supplied affection and understanding, and when his isolation was

mother and child, and John’s search for it was a search for some substitute for that lost entwinement. That substitute became ceramics which John made from his twelfth year, partly because this was the only activity at which he felt he excelled, and partly to remind him of his mother and her feminine touch. The bowls filled the yawning emotional the motherless boy, and this explains the obsessional nature of John’s enterprise. His rate of pro

Lloyd Pollock pressure which is only relieved when he recreates them on his bowls. The results are not prettification or embellishment, they are art: art as therapy, redemption and transcendence. Such creations have nothing to do with good taste. On the contrary they exude a rawness and flagrancy that make them brazenly other.
Dyslexia, an insurmountable detestation of reading and a dogged refusal to study at tertiary institutions mercifully prevented this “wild, untutored phoenix” from undergoing the usual processes of cultural indoctrination. The artist’s salutary ignorance, his passion for solitude and mania for experiment enabled him to achieve outstanding originality by blurring gender, and shuffling the human, the animal and the divine in passionate and uncouth images that remain untainted by tradition, training or outside influence. Each bowl is a page in a diary that forms an ongoing meditation upon John’s life, his thoughts, feelings, memories, fantasies and daydreams. They reflect on past, present and future, uncovering why what went wrong, went wrong, and why what went right, went right, mediating his experience and making it intelligible. No other ceramist uses the medium as an instrument of unflinching selfscrutiny and analysis, and it is this intimate personal dimension that infuses his strange and anarchic creations with a rigorous honesty and truth.

compounded by dyslexia, emotion froze over and he retreated into himself. “I lived so long in utter loneliness, that I forgot what love was” says John, “and it was only when I started meeting girls as a teen ager, that I rediscovered it.” ‘Love’ remains indissolubly associated with the primal union between

void that opened up around duction is frenzied. Working has become a compulsive rite of remembrance, and since 2002, he has chalked up over 4,250 bowls. The quaking forces buried beyond the reach of consciousness, erupt in an urgent gush of symbolical images which flood John’s mind, exercising an intolerable

John Bauer demonstrates his fantastical and functional flying bowls

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Carey spends an afternoon with Beezy Bailey and discovers chocolate flavoured
mint plants, the art of making beer chicken, and the magic of his studio.
African male and are focused around a central theme of fallen angels. Joyce’s works, which contrast strikingly with Beezy’s in style and subject matter, deal with the issue of inequality in South Africa, exposing the contradictions, paradoxes and ironies that make the country what it is. Beezy shows me some of the exhibition pieces in his studio, which is a light and wooden affair at the bottom of his garden, just that Joyce frees him from himself, allowing him to create art that Beezy wouldn’t dare attempt. Her new paintings are richly coloured oil depictions of townships after a bad flood, painted by Joyce from photographs she took on location. Beezy explains that the works of Gerhard Richter inspired him to experiment with working from photographs, a taboo lingering from his British art-school training that took him 20 years to break. following any working schedule. Beezy works on between five and 20 pieces at the same time, “pollinating” them and flitting between them as new ideas come to him. He says that it takes “two minutes and 25 years” to finish a piece, explaining that sometimes he churns out art at the speed of light, but then goes back and makes small improvements over a period of months or even years. He’s been known to finish an entire exhibition’s work in two hours. Curious, I ask Beezy what he would have been had he not made a career out of art. He thinks for a moment, then laughs, “Insane. I realized I wanted to be an artist when I was very young”, he says, “but I was nervous.” The stereotype of the struggling artist held him back until one day in New York, at the age of 21, he had lunch with Andy Warhol. “He really liked my work and he encouraged me”, Beezy says, “and that was the moment I decided I didn’t want to do anything but art for the rest of my life.” And so Beezy became the local artist with the controversial black alter ego we know today. He’s also a full-time father, and it turns out, a chef of note. He gives me a lesson in the art of making “beer chicken”, a recent specialty of his, before I leave. 2008 is going to be a busy year, he tells me. He’s currently working on a 4m high fallen angel that unfortunately won’t be ready in time for the exhibition, then will be organizing an “Art for AIDS” auction in London before his first US exhibition, which will happen in August.

Tea with Beezy

Auction of Decorative and Fine Arts
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The artist,

Beezy Bailey
A sizzling Friday afternoon finds me sitting on Beezy Bailey’s patio at his home on Kloof Nek, sipping iced litchi juice and making small talk as we look out at the city bowl far below. Beezy and his black female alter ego, Joyce Ntobe, are preparing for their upcoming exhibition at the Everard Read Gallery in Joburg from 14 – 29 February. Joyce is making a comeback after 12 years reportedly occupied by a nunnery and AIDS orphans. The former domestic worker made headlines in 1992 when some of her works were bought by the National Gallery after entering them in the prestigious Triennale competition. Beezy also entered, but his works were not chosen. The art world was scandalised when he revealed Joyce’s true identity in a political statement on affirmative action. “Being Blown Backwards into the Future” will showcase the work Beezy has done since his “Fallen Angels and Other Dreams” exhibition in February last year. The artworks explore issues relating to the demise of the white South

Floods at Gugulethu - Oil and house paint on canvas past the chocolate mint bushes he persuades me to taste. Romulus and Remus are rendered in bronze and suckle the wolf in an African take on Roman legend. Romulus grows up to be the abandoned white colonialist and kills Remus, the modern African abandoned by his traditional culture. Joyce’s works seem to have been created by a different artist entirely, and Beezy nods agreement when I tell him that it looks like he’s storing someone else’s work in his studio. He laughs and tells me When it comes to the process of creating art, Beezy says that he is lucky in that inspiration just comes to him. “As soon as I’m in the studio I see things that I’ve got to do”, he tells me. He works between 10 and lunchtime and again in the late afternoons, when the natural light in his studio is at its best and he’s at his most creative. “Once I’m in there I just go for it”, he says. “The routine forces me to stick to my work. When I was younger things were much wilder.” He tells me how he used to sit on the beach and make art from driftwood, not

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Select Gallery listings from around South Africa
Eastern Cape
Port Elizabeth Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Until 08 June - About-face Until 13 April - Images of Mandela Bay: Inner City David Krut Art Resources 9 Feb - 1 March - 06:08 A partnership between David Krut Print Workshop and Art Bank Johannesburg - six artists were selected to create a series of monotypes. Everard Read Gallery Johannesburg 14 February 2008 – 2 March - Being blown backwards into the future - Beezy Bailey & Joyce Ntobe 6 - 30 March - Zwelethu Mthethwa - Children of a Lesser God 8 March - 4 May - Changing Worlds - Edoardo Villa 1947-2007” @ the Cradle of Human Kind: - Nirox Sculpture Park 13 March -16 March Joburg Art Fair - The Sandton Convention Centre Gallery on the Square Until 27 Feb -Ceramics - Clive Sithole Gallery MOMO 14 Feb – 10 March - Mixed Media - Sue Pam-Grant Goodman Gallery Until 9 Feb Alison Kearney, Emily Stainer 16 Feb – 15 March - Walter Battiss 16 Feb – 15 March - Africa and the World Gerard Sekoto Gallery, Alliance Francaise 8 – 27 Feb Nomusa Makhubu Iso Eliphandliwe Johannesburg Art Gallery 10 Feb - 13 April - Dis-Location- ReLocation - Leora Farber in collaboration with Strangelove 28th February- 19th March - There is Something in the Air in Prince Albert Cuny Janssen - Opened by The Sean O’Toole 16th March - Spier Contemporary exhibition Obert Contemporary at Melrosearch Until 14 Feb - Enamel shadow paintings - Peter Eastman Sally Thompson Gallery 10 February -1 March - The Magic of Making - group ceramics show. Digby Hoets, Eugine Hön, Caroline Viera Shutz, Peter Nthombeni , Ainsley Tailor, Vulisango Ndwandwa, Michelle Legg... and more. Standard Bank Gallery 6 February-29 March - Intimate Relations - Marlene Dumas: The Premises Mark Erasmus -Viscosity Show runs until 23 February University of Johannesburg Arts Centre Gallery 6 – 27 February - Look at me : “Women for Children” print portfolio Warren Siebrits Modern & Contemporary Art Until 1 March - Prints Multiples and Photography Pretoria Centurion Art Gallery Until 29 Feb - Antoinette Marais, Marchal Conradie, Marie Wentzel and Louise Greyling - Group Show Pretoria Art Museum 19 February - 11 May - Johann Louw - A Mid-career Retrospective PAM-Albert Werth Hall - Until March - Favourates from the Permanent Collection PAM-East Gallery - Until March - Rorke’s Drift Tapestries and Ceramics UNISA Art Gallery Until 15 Feb - Final Year Multimedia and 3rd Year Visual Art Student Exhibition Alice Art Gallery Roodepoort 15 – 17 February - Karen Hougaard - Solo Exhibition

Durban Art Space - DBN Until 16 Feb - Micrographs - Deryck Healey 16 February – 08 March - Forward - Sarah Richards KZNSA Gallery Main Gallery Until 10 Feb - KZNSA Members’ Exhibition 12 Feb - 9 March - Michael McGarry Mezzanine Gallery Until 10-Feb - KZNSA Members’ Exhibition 12 Feb - 9 March - Isis x Nivea Gallery Until 10-Feb - KZNSA Members’ Exhibition 12 Feb - 9 March - Mbekheni Mbili Durban Art Gallery 6 Feb - 30 March - KZN Matric Art Exhibition’ 6 Feb - 30 March - ‘Little Traveller’ a hearwarming show from the Woza Moya Project of the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust 14 Feb - middle of April ‘Then & Now’ a collection of photographs curated by Paul Weinberg Bank Art Gallery Until 26 February - Light Show at Bank Art Gallery Leading Durban Artists 28 Feb – 27 March - Aggregate - select works by Paul Edmunds Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery Until 4 May - New Acquisition Exhib Until 4 May - Edendale excels: an exhibition of four artists from Edendale. The exhibition includes works by Michael Zondi, Gerard Bhengu, Chickenman Mkhize and Siyabonga Sikosana.

Kizo Until 10 Feb - SEXPO 2008 ICC Arena (Durban) Richard Scott, Wakaba Mutheki, Gavin Rain, Anthony Holmes, Vanessa Berlein and Zephania Chuma and Isiah Manzini 20 March – 20 April - Bongi Bhengu and Collen Maswangayi

20 March 2008 – 2 April - Chinese Cultural Exchange Goodman Gallery, Cape 7 Feb - 1 March - All Smoke and Mirrors - Diane Victor iArt 21 Feb – 8 March - Five decades - Gregory Kerr Irma Stern Museum 5-29 March - Rebecca Townsend - Precious- Glass Art Iziko South African National Gallery Ernest Cole: Chronicler In The House Of Bondage The Sasol Wax Art Award 2007 Until 13 April - Work By Willie Bester Until 30 March - The Daimlerchrysler Award For South African Architecture 13 February – 8 June - Dungamanzi / Stirring Waters: Tsonga And Shangaan Art From Southern Africa Open 22 March – 4 May Standard Bank Young Artist For Visual Art 2007: Pieter Hugo ‘Messina/Musina’ Why Collect? New Acquisitions Made By The Iziko Art Department, 2005–2006 . Romantic Childhood Iziko Summer School 2008 Iziko Summer School 2008: Museums, Climate Change And Africa’s Indigenous Heritage: 31 January - 2 March 2008 Joao Ferreira Fine Art Until 1 March - Dorothee Kreutzfeldt Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery Exhibition of Gallery Artists Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery Exhibition of Gallery Artists Michael Stevenson Contemporary Until 1 March - Intersections Intersected David Goldblatt Michaelis Collection Until 31 March - Is there Still Life Curated by Michael Godby

Western Cape
Cape Town 34 Long 12 Feb - 15 March - Promised Land - Andrew McIlleron - Photography Art B Gallery Until 06 February - John Bauer Ceramics 13 Feb - 1 March Jaco Sieberhagen , The Kings Tea. Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Until 15 Feb - Greatest Hits 2007 Selected exhibition of graduate works 18 February- 07 March - Main GalleryJill Trappler, Long GalleryColleen Gericke - Artsstrip- Selvin November Bell-Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery Until 01 MarchLyndi Sales - TRANSIenT Blank Projects Until 29 Feb - Barend de Wet - White Elephants Cape Gallery 17 Feb – 8 March - Frederike Stokhuyzen -recent paintings Erdmann Contemporary /Photographers Gallery Until 1 March - Brent Meistre - Class____ Everard Read Gallery - Cape Town 7 – 20 February - MJ Lourens 6– 19 March - Donovan Ward

Free State
Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum Until 05 March - Messina/ Musina - Pieter Hugo - Photographs

Johannesburg ABSA Gallery Until 22 February - Ruth Sacks & Numsa Makhubu Afronova Modern and Contemporary Art Until 16 February - My New Voice - Gonçalo Mabunda 21 Feb – 15 March - 22 years of Dance Umbrella - John Hogg - Photo Art Extra Until 23 Feb - Trickster’s revenge - Artists exhibiting: Carlos Aires, Alan Alborough, Rotimi Fani-Kayodé, Nandipha Mntambo, Samson Mudzunga, Michael MacGarry, Anthea Moys, Athi-Patra Ruga, Kathryn Smith 28th Feb – 29th March - Perfect Lovers - Group Show Art on Paper Until 1 March - Genus Rosemarie Marriott David Brown Fine Art 13 February - 8th March Anthony Harris - Paintings

Whats up @ Alice Art in 2008?
February 15 Karin Hougaard exhibition grand opening with Andre Swartz 16 Karin Hougaard poetry book launch with Steve Hofmeyr 17 Open day with Karin Hougaard 21-24 Homemakers expo March 13 Liesel Brune & Derric van Rensburg exhib. with Matt Stern 21-29 KKNK June September 12 Glendine exhibition with the Parlotones 24-28 Portchie exhibition 25-29 Innibos October July 1-4 Aardklop 24 New Signatures Exhibition 23 Este Mostert Exhibition 24-27 Vaal Homemakers Expo 30-2 Nov Good food and wine show August 7-10 Decorex 30-2 Sep Gariepfestival November 6 Christmas market and Little Gems exhib. 19 Alice Art Gallery Annual Art Auction
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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 Somerset West Bell-Roberts Lourensford Until 31 March - The Ceramic Art of Robert Hodgins Stellenbosch Dorpstraat Gallery Until 13 Feb Herman van Veen - wat gebeur / what happens 15 Feb Strijdom van der Merwe
Sekoto, Gerard (1913 - 1993) "Woman in a Township Street". Oil on Board, 59.3 x 80.4cm. Signed "G Sekoto" (lower/right). Circa 1962/63


University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery Until 09 FebVisualizing Sound Lyn Smuts Sasol Art Museum The heartbeat of an etcher Titia Ballot

Graham’s Fine Art Gallery boasts the finest selection of South African 20th century masters including: Frans Oerder, Hugo Naudé, Bertha Everard- King, Pieter Wenning, Nita Spilhaus, Pranas Domsaitis, Ruth Prowse, Maggie Laubser, JH Pierneef, Irma Stern, WH Coetzer, Cecil Higgs, Freida Lock, Maud Sumner, Wolf Kibel, Ruth Everard-Haden, Walter Battiss, Elsa Dziomba, Maurice van Essche, Rosamund King Everard, Fred Page, Gregoire Boonzaier, Alexis Preller, François Krige, Gerard Sekoto, Eleanor Esmonde-White, Robert Hodgins, Piet van Heerden, Stanley Pinker, Cecil Skotnes, Erik Laubscher, Peter Clarke, Christo Coetzee, Helmut Starcke, Henry Symonds, Simon Stone, Karel Nel.
Shop 46, Broadacres Lifestyle Centre, Cnr. Cedar & Valley Roads, Broadacres, Fourways. Graham Britz 083 605 5000 Sarah Keys 084 568 5639 Gallery 011 465 9192

SMAC Art Gallery Until 24 FebPortraits Johann Louw and Sanell Aggenbach 27 Feb – 25 May - Revisions+ works 13 – 16 March- Portraits - Johann Louw and Sanell Aggenbach at the Joburg Art Fair Knysna Knysna Contemporary Until 12 Feb - Anthony Harris

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Closing date: 29 February 2008. Send CV, covering letter and references to: Julienne Lemb Fax 021 462-7579 or email:

We are looking for a committed, dynamic supervisor with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well under pressure. This person should have: Minimum Grade 12 Technical qualifications Valid Code10 driver’s license Minimum 1 year’s experience personnel and/or stores management Minimum 1 year’s experience handling works of art and/or 1 year’s experience driving people and/or goods Computer literacy in MS Word, Excel, email and internet Good verbal and written communication skills Duties: Supervise Gallery Assistants, movement of artworks internally and externally, receive, unpack and prepare works of art for exhibition. Supervise exhibitions installation and de-installation. Pack art work for delivery or transport. Liaise with service providers related to transport and packing of artworks. Organise and maintain storeroom and records including stock registers, delivery notes. Execute messenger services, deliveries and collections. Transport artists and clients. Act as reception and security at front of house, when required. Package: Thirteenth cheque, subject to annual review, a fully paid retirement annuity scheme and 50% employer’s contribution to medical aid (Discovery Health)

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We are looking for a committed, dynamic administrator with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well under pressure. This person should have: Relevant Degree in the arts, preferably Art and/or Art History Administrative qualifications and proven record of administration excellence Minimum 1 year’s experience personnel and/or arts project management Computer literacy in MS Word, Excel, Photoshop, email and internet Excellent verbal and written communication skills Duties: Administer all functions of the Goodman Gallery Cape, act as Personal Assistant to the Director and manage diary, reception duty, prepare agendas and take and file minutes of meetings, as required, Maintain all records including stock registers, consignment and approval notes, sales records, invoices, statements and receipts, prepare financial transactions, maintain and file all records, maintain good working relationships with Goodman Gallery artists, develop and maintain client relationships and any other tasks as may be required from time to time to ensure the successful functioning of Goodman Gallery Cape Package: Thirteenth cheque, subject to annual review, a fully paid retirement annuity scheme and 50% employer’s contribution to medical aid (Discovery Health)

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Leora Farber’Dis-Location/Re-Location will be showing at Johannesburg Art Gallery until 13 April 2008. Title of work: Aloerosa: Transplant (2006-7)

One of the works from The Kings Tea by Jaco Sieberhagen will be on show at The ArtB Gallery 13 Feb - 1 March

Paul Edmunds, “Sieve” (detail), 2005, silkscreen and cut paper, (Photo: Dave 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 artifacts, sculptures and props included in his recent films and photographs. 12 February - 9 March at the KZNSA Gallery, Durban

Lyndi Sales’s Shoe entitled TRANSIenT will run until 1 March at The Bell- Roberts Contemporary Gallery, Cape Town

Monument from the series Drawings of Mass Destruction, 2007, Diane Victor - All Smoke and Mirrors until 1 March 2008 Goodman Gallery, CT

A work for Robert Hodgins exhibition entitled The Ceramic Art of Robert Hodgins-A retrospective to be seen at the Bell - Roberts Gallery, Lourensford, Show runs until 31 March

Ed Young - Its not easy - one of a body of works showing at the Haywood Project Space, South Bank Centre, London

Mark Erasmus infront of his new work from his show Viscosity Show runs until 23 February at The Premises Gallery

Until 10 Feb - SEXPO 2008 ICC Arena (Durban) Richard Scott, Wakaba Mutheki, Gavin Rain, Anthony Holmes, Vanessa Berlein and Zephania Chuma and Isiah Manzini

Jake Aikman, ‘ICU III,’ 2008, From the Robert Sloon Curated Fresh Meat at WhatiftheWorld Gallery, CT

Carlos Aires’s work on The Trickster Show at Art Extra Gallery, Jhb

Barent de Wet cast, showing at Blank Projects entitled White Elephants