/ CURRENT Exhibitions

North Gallery


The Birthstone Collection
An exhibition of handmade jewellery

2 November 2018 to 28 November 2018


Three local artists, Anneloes Rosema, Estelle Lourens and Zelda Horden, decided to create a collection of jewellery with birthstones as the theme.  Every person has a birthstone and the unique pieces produced for this exhibition should appeal to everyone.  

All the artists are inspired by the beauty of jewellery. 
 

Main Gallery


WINGS
An exhibition of works in different media by various artists

23 November 2018 to 14 December 2018
 
‘WINGS’ is the title of the Association of Arts Pretoria’s Christmas exhibition this year.  Small and affordable paintings, sculptures and ceramics plates by various artists will be exhibited. 
 
A range of interpretations of winged spirits are expected for the exhibition for example angels (love, support, comfort, protection, healing and guidance), butterflies (change, joy and colour), birds (freedom and perspective), etc.

Gallery Chaton


Adéle Adendorff
(Post)partum: how to swaddle a baby

16 November 2018 to 5 December 2018

 
The work offers insight into the artist’s recent experience of becoming-mother to a little girl.  Working with selected objects extracted from her archive, Adendorff wraps these in tissue paper as a metaphor for the continuous wrapping and uncovering of a developing child: an ongoing of post-partum condition that oscillates between parting and bonding – a relationship that shapes both mother and child. As such, the practice of wrapping aims to explore this delicate and fluxional bond:  mastering the art of swaddling a baby appears to be one of the first vital skills a new mother is expected to learn, however, this operation extends from a mere performative ritual to encompass a conceptual interpretation of preservation, repetition and concealment.
 
The artist’s sentimental attachment to mysterious and personal objects has always defined her practice: these figurative renditions offer a failsafe against the unreliability of memory as memorialised objects are archived.  For Adendorff the naturalistic tradition of oil painting is equally pertinent: in an age of digital reproduction, this labour-intensive process of creation appears futile – however, the artist approximates the labouring of the canvas with caring and mothering for a small child. Each little stroke also builds her becoming-mother identity in the same way that the paint builds up the surface of the canvas. This method also suggests a mimicking of nature: Adendorff notes for her, this new role sparked her memory to retrieve codes for motherly behaviour from deep within her archive – systems, modelled by her mom, of the ideal mother figure.
 
The exhibition is also accompanied by a video piece in collaboration with the artist’s husband, Hermann Venter and a series of collaborative paintings produced by Adendorff and her 18-month old daughter. These, along with the set of paintings, investigate the delicate bond between mother and child as a continuous process of attachment and separation in the ongoing search for the self.
 

Potter of the month


Potter of the Month:  Pride Moyo

Pride Moyo is the Association of Arts Pretoria and Ceramics SA’s Potter of the Month in November 2018.
 
His work is inspired by the people around him, his surroundings, the environment and the rapid change happening in Africa and the world.  The women symbolise strong, beautiful people who carry their dignity with pride and confidence, despite all the challenges they may be facing in their everyday lives.  He also acknowledges young men who strive to work hard to make ends meet and to meet societal demands and expectations. 
Anneloes Rosema

Game of Thrones

Anneloes Rosema

Into the blue

Anneloes Rosema

Summer time

Anneloes Rosema

New light

Estelle Lourens

Autumn mistery

Estelle Lourens

Water dreams

Estelle Lourens

The odd eye

Estelle Lourens

Rabbit's foot

Zelda Horden

Landscape ring

Zelda Horden

Row of fire

Zelda Horden

Croc Rocks

Zelda Horden

String of pearls

Anneloes Rosema

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Anneloes Rosema

Pablo III

Anneloes Rosema

Peridot drops

Zelda Horden

Crimson & Clover

Zelda Horden

You light up my life

Zelda Horden

Poppies

Zelda Horden

Shining bright

Zelda Horden

Totem

Zelda Horden

Gone fishing

Zelda Horden

Sage blues

Zelda Horden

Blue leaves

Angela Banks

Winged victories II

Angela Banks

Winged Victories I

Annelise Bowker

All in the detail

Eduard Bruwer

Remnant

Retha Buitendach

Dental Turbine Dragonfly

Retha Buitendach

It Boffin Barfly

Ashleigh Christelis

Wings

Ansa Clacey

Dreaming of wings

Ansa Clacey

9 wings

Elsie de Beer-Weich

Fly by night I

Bloom III

Fly by night II

Bloom IV

Fly by night III

Elsie de Beer-Weich

Give me wings so that I can fly far, far away

Marinda du Toit

Sikloop
 

Marinda du Toit

Scaly

Liekie Fouche

Holistic perpective

Liekie Fouche

Drifting into summer

Liekie Fouche

Serene silence

Diek Grobler

Self-portrait with songbirds

Margaret Hugo

Butterfly plate

Charlotte Janse van Vuuren

Dilemma

Charlotte Janse van Vuuren

Sondeval

Charlotte Janse van Vuuren

Vlug

Carl Jeppe

Bateleur eagle

Carl Jeppe

Cape Vulture

Carl Jeppe

Fish eagle

Brian Johnson

Angel (for Abbot Handerson Thayer)

Steffie Joubert

Earth embraces the Hoopoe

Steffie Joubert

Transient beauty

Anna Liebenberg

Lift off

Anna Liebenberg

Speed wobble

Gari Louradis

Pegasus

Tanja Malan

Meant to fly

Milton Miltiades

Petit Oiseau cache

Cazlynne Peffer

Wa sal hulle vlieg

Malose Pete

Freedom and purpose

Adele Potgieter

Chaos theory

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From the ashes

Will Roux

Time is for dragonflies and angels

Will Roux

Happiness is a butterfly

Loeritha Saayman

Heads, we win

Loeritha Saayman

Tails, we lose

Erica Schoeman

Fly away

Marilise Snyman

Koers

Marilise Snyman

Vlug van die verbeelding

Isa Steynberg

Pinion

Isa Steynberg

Vleuels

Susanna Swart

Sprokkelvlerk

Susanna Swart

Sprokkelvlerk

Valeria Talian

Wings

Lynette ten Krooden

Sanctuary places - Oman

Lynette ten Krooden

Sanctuary places - Paris

Lynette ten Krooden

Sanctuary places - Rome

Ariana van Heerden

Plume I

Ariana van Heerden

Plume II

Michelle Theunissen

Two little dickie birds

Michelle Theunissen

One eyed traveller

Wayne Vivier

Film image # 34

Kobus Walker

Butterflies I

Kobus Walker

Butterflies II

Izanne Wiid

Uprooted I

Minette van Rooyen

Party time

Minette van Rooyen

Mr Crazy wing

Mima Boskov

Abundance

Vessel

oil on canvas - 25 cm x 90 cm

Coccon

oil on canvas | 25 cm x 70 cm

Down the rabbit hole

oil on canvas | 25 cm x 70 cm

Nesting

oil on canvas | 25 cm x 50 cm

The little lamb

oil on canvas | 25 cm x 50 cm

Boys on bench

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides.

Girl on stool

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides.

Kneeling woman

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides.

Maiden

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides

Puppet master and end days

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides

Slay queen (Flower)

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides

Star gazer

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides

The thinker

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides

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