‘Original Skin’ by Jessica Webster runs from 24th March to 30th April at David Krut Projects 140 Jan Smuts Ave Parkwood. The exhibition includes paintings and a selection of works on paper and paintings. The artist works with ideas of surface and skin by placing her physical body onto the printing press and using her skin [...]
Exhibition of two of South Africa’s master potters - Friday 25 to Sunday 27 March from 10am until 5pm. Digby Hoets who lives and works in Midrand makes beautiful large pots and jars, while Andrew Walford who lives in KwaZulu Natal is influenced by Japanese and English pottery. Andrew will be demonstrating the art of throwing pots at [...]
Three new records for South African artists established at Bonhams sale of South African Masterpieces in London yesterday (23 March) with an Irma Stern at £3,044,000 (R34m), an Alexis Preller at £748,000 (R8.4m) and a Gerard Sekoto at £602,400 (R6.7m).
Scottish painter George Devlin will be exhibiting his European Summer works at the Everard Read Gallery (6 Jellicoe Ave) during February. Also at the Everard is Thea Soggot’s ‘Earth and Ink’ from 10 February – 9 March. Dylan Lewis is showing his recent body of mythological figures sculpted from clay and cast in bronze at CIRCA [...]
The highlight has to be ‘The concert’ on 13th Feb. For those like me without tickets, eat your hearts out that you’ll be missing the event of the year - U2 on Sunday night at Soccer City stadium. For the adrenalin junkies the Orlando Cooling Towers in Soweto is open for night bungee jumping tonight [...]
The Drum Magazine was founded by Jim Bailey in 1951 beginning a unique journalistic record. Besides the diverse content of this “Lifestyle Magazine” for black people it was the cover design that made the magazine unique. Photography was an important component of the DRUM Magazine and its success. Considering the development of the cover designs over [...]
70 Juta Street in Braamfontien opened in early November. A new, super-trendy hub of restaurants and retail spots it showcases South African design talents across the board – from fashion, to flowers, to fine art. It’s playing home to designers as weel as “Co-Op” Gallery space, shared with What if the World and Post restaurant [...]
As the proud owner of a Nelson Makamo pen and ink work, I have a special interest in this exhibition. Makamo’s work, which reminds of Marlene Dumas’ images, is powerful, enigmatic and engaging, even in small scale.
News from Arts on Main at the Maboneng precinct in eastern downtown Joburg:
Nelson Makamo , Senzo Shabangu and Lehlogonolo [...]
Brodie/Stevenson launches its new gallery space at 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein, with a solo exhibition of new work by Pieter Hugo opening on Thursday 4th November. For the past year Hugo has been photographing the people and landscape of an expansive dump of obsolete technology in Ghana. The area, on the outskirts of a slum [...]
People, Prints and Process – 25 Years at Caversham is the title of a great exhibition currently showing at the Standard Bank Gallery – some 100 prints produced over the years at Caversham Press in KZN by over 70 of SA’s best known artists. It’s a feast for the eyes – don’t miss it. For [...]