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North Gallery


Willie van Rensburg
An exhibition paintings and ceramics

11 October to 30 October 2019


The Pretoria artist, Willie van Rensburg, prefers to use acrylic, oils and mixed media. His style is impressionistic in essence, yet bold with the use of vivid colours.
 
Over the years the artist has held many successful solo and group exhibitions countrywide. He has also been commissioned by various major corporate institutions throughout South Africa, and his work can be seen in public and private collections nationally and internationally.

Main Gallery


Artist Proof Studio
Rise or Fall? (An unknown tomorrow)
Title:  Courtesy of Thabang Molefe’s print by the same name
 
Since Artist Proof Studio’s inception in 1991 they have welcomed and encouraged dialogue and collaboration across racial, political and socio-economic boundaries.  Always at the core of APS’s vision and mission as a printmaking studio is the promotion of social cohesion, mutual understanding, diversity and the development of artists as ‘active citizens’.
                     
This brand new exhibition at the Pretoria Arts Association reinforces APS’s position against femicide and xenophobia; indeed all acts of violence and discrimination. It offers insight into the complexities faced by Africans in establishing a sense of identity, position and value in the world.
 
Prints by associated African artists including Mario Soares, Sizwe Khoza, Gildo Soares (Mozambique), Joel Mpah Dooh (Cameroon), Mandlenkosi Mavengere, Hlelo Molefe and Raymond Fuyana (Zimbabwe) alongside South African artists including Lindo Zwane, David Madlabane, Thandi Khumalo, Cromwell Ngobeni, Bokang Mankoe, Themba Khumalo and many more supporting this view will be exhibited.
 
A section of the exhibition is dedicated to APS female artists as a collective and will include works by Lebohang Motaung, Cristel van der Merwe, Ilse Pahl, Heidi Mielke, Renielwe Mathibe, Thandiwe Khumalo, Precious Mahapa and Dudu More.
 
This very important exhibition will be opened on Friday 4 October 2019 at 19h00 by Kim Berman. 
 
Public demonstrations showcasing various printmaking techniques will be held at the gallery on Saturday 19 October 2019 from 11h00 to 13h00.  The exhibition closes on Wednesday 23 October 2019 at 15h00.
 

Gallery Chaton


SPEEL (PLAY)
To play without winning or losing

18 October to 6 November 2019
 
Sculptors Izanne Wiid and Sunet Ferreira have come together to invite the audience to engage and participate in the nostalgic journey of childhood memories and adult fun and entertainment.
 
The setting is monotone, the playground neutral, the objects identifiable yet altered, therefore awkward and confusing.  The context is uncomfortable, the games unplayable, the structure inaccessible.
 
The audience, unable to play or gauge the games, step into a dark, unknown and overpopulated arena to be confronted with concepts such as ‘play the hand one is dealt’, or, to roll with ‘the roll of the dice’, to ‘play’ .
 
Izanne Wiid, also a dentist, believes sculpture engages with real space through its physical material, becoming a language of construction and destruction, acting as reparation, a restoration in the literal as well as figurative sense of the term.  ‘My sculptures are tactile, semi-erotic and transgressive.’  She uses traditional materials such as marble, wood, steel, bronze and concrete.
 
Sunet Ferreira has a background in jewellery design and manufacture.  She has mainly applied these skills within the sculpture foundry environment.  As a result she has established herself as an artisan who specialises in the production of intricate bronze works. Her sculptures are playful and small, and often display her tendency to explore the limits of both material and technique.

Potter of the month


Catherine Kabwe - October 2019

Catherine Mweemba Kabwe was born in Kitwe, in the copperbelt province, Zambia in 1968. In 1985 she met Martin Kabwe. At that time he was a studio pottery student at the Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation. Catherine and Martin were married two years later.  In 1993, the family relocated to Botswana where Martin was to assume a managerial position at Pelegano Pottery.  When he took over the business in 1996 and changed the name of the business to Gabane Pottery, Catherine got involved in the family business where she is deputy director. She started learning pottery hand building techniques such as coiling and slab work under the tutelage of her experienced husband.  Within a few years she was making big garden pots and became the sole supplier of tandoori ovens in Gaborone.  Later she moved on to making smaller more detailed unique pottery pieces that were inspired by the chitenge fabric, the natural African landscape and traditional designs adapted from the mud huts and basket ware typical of Botswana.
 
In 2011 tragedy struck and Catherine was diagnosed with cancer. She underwent a six weeks regime of radiation and chemotherapy. After recovering from the harsh effects of the treatment, she resumed her pottery creation with a newfound hope, strength and zeal. She started playing around with more vibrant and livelier colors and glazes, and more complex patterns. To mark the remission of her cancer, Catherine hosted a solo exhibition in their pottery studio in December 2016. In 2018 she became a member of Ceramics Southern African (CSA). Catherine and Martin had the opportunity to showcase their work for the first time in South Africa at the Sandton Potters Market in November 2018, hosted by CSA. Catherine has also exhibited her work at an exhibition hosted by Alliance Française, Gaborone in April 2019. 
 
This is the first time Pretorians can view her work.

The exhibitions runs from 6 to 30 October 2019
Willie van Rensburg

oil on canvas

Willie van Rensburg

mixed media on paper 

Willie van Rensburg

oil on canvas

Willie van Rensburg

mixed media on paper

Willie van Rensburg

oil on canvas

Willie van Rensburg

oil on canvas

Willie van Rensburg

mixed media on paper

Willie van Rensburg

oil on canvas

Willie van Rensburg

mixed media on paper

Willie van Rensburg

oil on canvas

Willie van Rensburg

mixed media on paper

Willie van Rensburg

oil on canvas

Willie van Rensburg

oil on canvas

Willie van Rensburg

oil on canvas

Willie van Rensburg

oil on canvas

Willie van Rensburg

oil on canvas

Willie van Rensburg

oil on canvas

Raymond Fuyana

Silence of hell II - Monotype

David Madlabane

Re-defining spaces - Linocut and colour

Thabang Molefe

Rise or Fall (an unknown tomorrow) II - Linocut

Mario Soares

Even people of Johannesburg III - Etching

Joel Mpah Dooh

My Jozy - Linocut

Alex Nkuna

Yesterday will never return I - Drypoint

Beth McAlphine

Scatterlings - Monotype

Bokang Mankoe 

Dimensional wormhole - Monotype

Carla Frank

Shine

David Madlabane

Spaces - Linocut and colour

David Makola 

Equal opportunities III - Etching

David Makola

Equal opportunites I - Etching

Fleur de Bondt

Fertility - Monotype

Gildo Soares

O Fazedor II - Etching

Goolam Saber

Step I

Heidi Mielke

Something fishy

Justice Mathonsi

Swa Vutomi Aswi Heli - Linocut

Lebohang Motaung

How to make it on my own - Etching

Lindo Zwane

Ithemba Elihle - Linocut

Mthembe Hlelo Molefe

Demarcation - Etching

Pule Ratsoma

Neither from nor toward I - Screen print

Reneilwe Mathibe

She shall see

Sizwe Khoza

Aneni (God is with me) - Linocut

Sizwe Khoza

Amochengeta (The Lord keeps) - Linocut

Sizwe Khoza - Ariko (There is a God) - Linocut

Thabang Lehobye

Mpumlanga Journey I - Linocut

Thabang Lehobye

Mpumalanga Journey II - Linocut

Thabang Lehobye

Mpumalanga Journey III

Thuli Lubisi

Breaking borders I - Linocut and screen print

Thuli Lubisi

Breaking borders II - Linocut and screen print

Speel

Steekproef

steel with heat patina, stainless steel with white patina

Steekproef

steel with heat patina, stainless steel with white patina

Arena

Aluminium, white patina

Frontfees

bronze, stainless steel, white patina

Frontfees

bronze, stainless steel, white patina

Frontfees

bronze, stainless steel, white patina

Frontfees

bronze, stainless steel, white patina

Skyf

bronze, white patina, black patina

Gelaai

Bronze, white patina, black patina

Gelaai

bronze, stainless steel, white patina

Gelaai

bronze, stainless steel, white patina

Catherine Kabwe

Catherine Kabwe

Catherine Kabwe

Catherine Kabwe

Catherine Kabwe

Catherine Kabwe

Catherine Kabwe

Katherine Kabwe

Catherine Kabwe

Catherine Kabwe

Catherine Kabwe

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