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Archive of Previous Art Exhibitions in South Africa - Closed May 2007

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ART EXHIBITIONS IN WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

'Steek' at blank projects
Date: Opens: April 13 Closes: May 2
Venue: blank projects, 198 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town
Tel: 072 198 9221 Email: blankprojects@gmail.com
Hours: Tue - Fri 12pm - 5pm, Sat 12pm - 2pm
Liza Grobler and Barend De Wet stitch imagery culled from contemporary pop and media culture into cutting-edge embroideries that unpick high/low art divisions.

'The African Issue' at Focus Contemporary Photography Gallery
Date: Opens: March 30 Closes: May 2
Venue:Focus Contemporary Photography Gallery, 2 Long Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 419 8888, Fax: (021) 419 8888, Email: info@focuscontemporary.co.za, www.focuscontemporary.co.za
Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 2pm
Focus Contemporary presents its second group photography exhibition entitled 'The African Issue'. The show features Mimi Cherono Ngok, Dave Robertson and Athol Moult.

'Lift Off Part II' at Goodman Gallery Cape
Date: Opens: May 5 Closes: May 25
Venue: Goodman Gallery Cape, 3rd Floor Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
Tel: (021) 462 7573, Fax: (021) 462 7579, Email: info@goodmangallerycape.com
Hours: Tue - Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm, Sat 10am - 4pm
The second installment of Goodman Gallery Cape's launch exhibition 'Lift Off Part II' features an exciting line-up of the Goodman stable with Lisa Brice, Lolo Veleko, Deborah Bell, Mikhael Subotsky, Frances Goodman, Tracey Rose, Moshekwa Langa, Brett Murray, Jeremy Wafer, Clive van den Berg and veteran artist Cecil Skotnes.

Charles Atlas and Bruce Nauman at Michaelis Galleries
Date: Opens: 6pm, May 8 Closes: May 18
Venue: Michaelis Galleries Hiddingh campus, Orange Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 480 7111, Email: Lisa.Essex@uct.ac.za
Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm
A show of 'quintessential works' by Charles Atlas and Bruce Nauman.

Tanya Poole at Bell-Roberts
Date: Opens: May 2 Closes: May 26
Venue: Bell-Roberts Contemporary, 89 Bree Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 422 1100, Fax: (021) 423 3135, Email: suzette@bell-roberts.com, www.bell-roberts.com
Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm, Sat 10am - 2pm
Tanya Poole continues to re-evaluate the relevance of painting in contemporary art with a new series entitled 'Drift'. These paintings seek to subvert painting's inherent static qualities but in so doing question the validity of the institution of portrait painting.

Garth Doyle at Bell-Roberts
Date: Opens: May 5 Closes: May 30
Venue: Bell-Roberts Contemporary, 89 Bree Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 422 1100, Fax: (021) 423 3135, Email: suzette@bell-roberts.com, www.bell-roberts.com
Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm, Sat 10am - 2pm
This is the first solo exhibition by architect Garth Doyle who has been exploring the medium of sculpture.

BLINDFOLDS AND DISBELIEF
Date: 07 May 2007 to 25 May 2007
Venue: Association for Visual Arts, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: +27-21 424-7436, Fax: +27-21 423-263, email: art@ava.co.za   
Solo exhibition by Dustin Kramer             

'Unfettered' at Frewin
Date: Opens: April 19 Closes: May 9
Venue: Frewin, 75 Loop Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 422 0366 Hours: Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm, Sat 10am - 1pm
Turning the tables on the art gallery, Frewin, a quirky interior design shop, has opened its doors to a group of artists, including Andries Botha, Hermann Niebuhr, Tito Zungu, Medina Morphet and Harry Kentrotas. The series of exhibitions will kick-start with a group show, and each artist is later to be given a solo exhibition.

ART EXHIBITIONS IN GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

Penny George and Karen Bareuther at Gordart Gallery
Date: Opens: April 29 Closes: May 24
Venue: Gordart Gallery, 72 3rd Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 726 8519, Email: gordon@gordartgallery.com, www.gordart.co.za
Hours: Tue - Sat 10.30am - 6pm
Two essentially separate shows go up at Gordat Gallery this month: Penny George's show entitled 'DK', and a body of work by Karen Bareuther called 'Periods of Pause'.

Colleen Alborough at Outlet
Date: Opens: May 5 Closes: May 31
Venue: Outlet, 24 Du Toit Street, Building 10, Projector Room, Arts Faculty, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria
Tel: 082 775 4272, Email: outlet@mweb.co.za
Hours: by appointment
Colleen Alborough presents an artist's book at Outlet during May. Before the Time(2007) is a limited edition, concertina book.

Cheryl Gage at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery
Date: Opens: May 9 Closes: May 30
Venue: University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Cnr Kingsway and University Roads, Auckland Park
Tel: (011) 489 2099, Email: aed@rau.ac.za
Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 9pm - 1pm
Cheryl Gage will exhibit a body of work, entitled 'The Wolf in the Forest', at the UJ Art Gallery from during May.

Pamela Stretton at Gallery on the Square
Date: Opens: April 18 Closes: May 9
Venue: Gallery on the Square, Shop 32 Nelson Mandela Square, cnr 5th and Maude Streets
Tel: (011) 784 2847, Email: gots@mweb.co.za, www.galleryonthesquare.co.za
Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
Pamela Stretton's work deals primarily with the female body and its relationship to concepts around popular culture, beauty, fashion, health and food.

Roger Ballen at the Johannesburg Art Gallery
Date: Opens: March 8 Closes: May 27
Venue: Johannesburg Art Gallery, Klein Street, Joubert Park, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 725 3130, Email: job@joburg.org.za
Hours: Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
Noted photographer Roger Ballen is given a mid-career exhibition at the Johannesburg Art Gallery this month.

Peter Schütz 'Sentient Beings' at Goodman Gallery
Date: Opens: April 21Closes: May 19
Venue: The Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood
Tel: (011) 788 1113, Fax: (011) 788 9887, Email: goodman@iafrica.com, www.goodman-gallery.com
Hours: Tue - Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm, Sat 9.30am - 4pm
The Goodman Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new work by Peter Schütz entitled 'Sentient Beings'.

Erna Bodenstein-Ferreira at Fried Contemporary
Date: Opens: April 14 Closes: May 5
Venue: Fried Contemporary Art Gallery and Studio, 430 Charles Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria
Tel: (012) 346 0158, Email: info@friedcontemporary.com, www.friedcontemporary.com
Hours: Tue - Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 2pm
Erna Bodenstein-Ferreira's 'Portraits from Beyond' explores themes relating to human frailty, transience and mortality, which she has explored in several previous exhibitions both in South Africa and in Spain.

'A Fresh Look at Impressionism and Post-Impressionism' at Johannesburg Art Gallery
Date: Opens: March 29 Closes: May 13
Venue: Johannesburg Art Gallery, Klein Street, Joubert Park, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 725 3130, Email: job@joburg.org.za
Hours: Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
The Johannesburg Art Gallery presents a show of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works from its collection during March, April and May.

ART EXHIBITIONS IN KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

'Off the Wall 2' at artSPACE durban
Date: Opens: May 7 Closes: May 26
Venue: artSPACE durban, 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Rd next to Waste Centre), Stamford Hill
Tel: (031) 312 0793, Email: artspace_durban@yahoo.com, www.artspacedurban.co.za
Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat 10am - 1pm
'Off The Wall 2' (OTW 2) features exciting new visual art hybrids that combine comix, graphics, hip hop, blogging and animation.

Kristin Hua Yang at the KZNSA Gallery
Date: Opens: May 8 Closes: May 27
Venue: The KZNSA Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban
Tel: (031) 202 3686, Fax: (031) 201 8051, Email: curator@kznsagallery.co.za, www.kznsagallery.co.za
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 4pm
Kristin Hua Yangís exhibition 'Nordic Forest: On occasion of the 50th anniversary of Sibelius' death' comprises a series of 20 to 30 paintings which were conceptualised whilst she was travelling in Finland two years ago, from Helsinki to Rovaniemi.

Fiona Simmons at the African Art Centre
Date: Opens: April 18 Closes: May 18
Venue: The African Art Centre, Ground floor, 94 Florida Road, Durban
Tel: (031) 312 3804/5, Email: anthea@afri-art.co.za
Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm, Sat 8.30am -12.30
'Sangoma Style: Traditions, Aesthetics and Personality' by Fiona Simmons comprises a selection of photographs taken over a period of three years, from 2005 through 2007, forming part of a postgraduate study of the visual language of Swazi/Shangaan traditional healers from Eastern Mpumalanga.

Jacquelyn Thunfors at DUT Art Gallery
Date: Opens: April 2 Closes: May 17
Venue: Durban Institute of Technology Art Gallery, Mansfield Road, Durban
Tel: (031) 204 2207, Email: nontobekon@dut.ac.za
Hours: Mon - Thur 8am - 4pm, Fri 8am - 3pm
Foregrounding the intimacy of her relationship with the country of South Africa, Jacquelyn Thunfors is exhibiting drawings created during her previous visits to South Africa.

 





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