/ Current Exhibitions
Polarity: Loeritha Saayman & Annemie Odendaal
4 to 25 November 2023
From 4 to 25 November 2023 the Association of Arts Pretoria will exhibit works by Annemie Odendaal and Loeritha Saayman under the collective title Polarity. Seen through the lens of the Zodiac’s grand cycle of life, their art works were created using different mediums and techniques.
Apart from the four elements of astrology namely Fire, Earth, Air & Water, the twelve signs of the Zodiac cycle are also divided into six groups known as polarities resting on opposite sides of the Zodiac cycle. So do the birth signs of the two artists. While polarities may have similar goals and values, the polarity-quality focuses on the differences between their approaches to life, and in this instance, their approach to the process of art making.
Loeritha Saayman obtained her degree in Visual Arts at UNISA. In 2000 she opened the Brooklyn Fine Arts Studio. She was at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France for three months at the end of 2015 and again in 2019 when she had the opportunity to show her work at Tour du Monde and 14H. Her mixed media work is traditionally painting in combination with spent paint, collage, and other recycled materials. This technique expands her formal approach, towards a more experimental and explorative way of creating. In addition, it embraces the concept of opposites and unity.
Annemie Odendaal spent a three-month art residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France in 2020. Her work consists of hand-coloured linocuts, bronze and mixed media. She is inspired and fascinated by the human spirit and employs a multimodal, intermedial process by using her origami rabbit Lapine the flaneuse as inspiration.
The polarity in their art is the spark that occurs between their opposing energies. Yet again the Association of Arts Pretoria has its finger right on the pulse!
The exhibition will be opened by Alice Coelho on Saturday, 4 November 2023 at 11:00 and runs until Saturday, 25 November 2023.
Tshwane University of Technology
Faculty of Arts and Design
Department of Fine and Studio Arts & Department of Design Studies
Ceramics and Jewellery Exhibition
25 November to 14 December 2023
From 25 November 2023 the Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Fine and Studio Arts together with the Jewellery Design and Manufacture Programme will showcase their students’ creations at the Association of Arts Pretoria. The first-mentioned is one of the few university-based visual arts departments in South Africa that offers comprehensive training in ceramics. The latter is currently housed within the Department of Design Studies.
The ceramics module is structured to challenge the traditional perception of ceramics as an inherently craft medium. Lecturers and students push the boundaries of classical ceramics practice by infusing contemporary styles and subjective conceptual narrative into the vessels and sculptural forms they create.
The primary objective of the Jewellery Design & Manufacture Programme is to provide students with a versatile skill set, enabling them to embark on various career paths within the thriving jewellery industry. Here they hone their skills and refine their talents.
This exhibition is a showcase of the students’ 2023 studio practice. Besides celebrating the students’ achievements, the ultimate aim is to expose students to a professional exhibition environment where their artworks can be viewed and appreciated widely.
Attend this exhibition and feast your eyes on the work of budding famous artists.
Willie van Rensburg
11 November to 25 November 2023
Willie van Rensburg is an artist with an intuitive and spontaneous feeling for stylish designs, harmonious colours and elegant lines. He 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.
The ceramics on his latest exhibition reflect his playful graphic design background.
He says: The seven elements of art are ‘Line, shape, space, value, form, texture and colour’.
A line is a mark made on a surface.
A shape is a flat area of enclosed space.
Different types of line are:
Parallel lines and intersecting lines.
This exhibition explores all the above elements.
The exhibition will be opened by Christelle Webb-Joubert on Saturday, 11 November 2023 at 11:00.