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North Gallery


Forthcoming exhibition

Christiaan Snyman 
Ceramic Art

24 February to 16 March 2024

Primarily known as bass-baritone, in 2020 Christiaan Snyman took up pottery lessons with Sharon Mitrie who taught him important foundational skills.  He soon realised he had a knack for throwing on the wheel and sculpting.  Other instructors include Anthony Shapiro, Michelle Legg, John Shirley and Lesley Ann Hoets in Sedgefield.  The latter taught him the discipline of hand-building and coiling which he could combine with his wheel work to create larger vessels. 
 
Christiaan loves experimenting and stretching his own limits.  Moreover, he adores flora, especially South African indigenous ferns - a regular theme in his work.   He is also strongly influenced by the ancient Greek shape in pottery and subtly incorporates this in his work.
 
To boot, on Sunday 25 February 2024 at 11:30 Christiaan Snyman accompanied by Annalien Ball and Erica Ball, will perform lieder by Schubert, Brahms and Schumann at the Association of Arts Pretoria.  Interspersed in the programme will be upbeat short classical pieces performed on piano and cello. The larger part of the programme will consist of songs from the movies and musicals.  Tickets for the recital cost R150 per person and booking is essential since only 60 people can be seated.  For more details about the recital contact Nandi on 083 288 5117 or artspta@mweb.co.za. 

Main Gallery


Annual members’ exhibition
20 January to 10 February 2024
 
The Association of Arts Pretoria starts its annual activities with an exhibition in which members can partake without any pre-selection.  In order to have a professional and stylish exhibition the only restriction is that two-dimensional works must be the same size.   
 
The Association hosts approximately 30 exhibitions during the year and proudly celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2022.
 
To have a members’ exhibition is essential for an art society’s vitality and continuing strength.  This is after all why there is an arts association - when artists partake in a members’ exhibition, the feeling of coherence and arts camaraderie is strengthened.

Gallery Chaton


Forthcoming exhibition

Tamantha Williams
Fragmentation - an exhibition of watercolour, charcoal & ink on paper from 'Cahiers d'Art Paris'

24 February to 16 March 2024

“The premise is how we perceive the world and those around us based on our senses which then influence our views.  Every instant of perception is based on the wellness of the thought foundation the senses rest on - if they are based on a skewed thought system, chances are the perceptions we have are skewed as well.  Grounded in the tumultuous reactionary process each instant becomes a variable and is uncertain in its outcome.  Our coping mechanism therefore is fragmentation.” 
 
“The intention of the exhibition is the presentation of multiple works representing the above thought process(es).  Some of the works have been completed, but not yet framed.  Larger pieces are in progress.  The aim of the exhibition it to entice the viewer to question what is seen, based on the mind.  All works resulted from a travel and art exploration in France during March and April 2023.”
 
Tamantha Williams is a multidisciplinary artist based in Midrand.  Qualifying as a Landscape Architect in 1994, she worked within this field in South Africa and Botswana.  After some years she moved on to opening her own Graphic Design Company and from that she proceeded to study Visual Arts at Unisa.  Whilst studying Visual Arts she won an award in a Recycled Art Exhibition with an installation piece.  She has actively been part of group art exhibitions since 2019.  In 2021 and 2023 her work was selected for the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition.  

At the moment her focus is on the illusion of separation we seem to embrace unknowingly with the underlying commentary of how we live the truths we decide on.  Through her art she investigates basic thought processes about guilt, forgiveness, love, time, conflict, isolation, eternity and separation in search of answers to ‘what is human?’.
 

Potter of the month



 
Christiaan Snyman

Christiaan Snyman

Christiaan Snyman

Christiaan Snyman

Tessa Anderson

Cast Off
Oil

Riana Badenhorst

Memories
Acrylic on canvas

Jean Beckley

Mini globe I
Porcelain clay - wheel thrown, glazed and reduction fired

Jean Beckley

Mini globe II
Porcelain clay - wheel thrown, glazed and reduction fired

Jean Beckley

Mini globe III
Porcelain clay - wheel thrown, glazed and reduction fired

Mercia Bester

Melancholy
Pencil (graphite) on 300 gsm paper

Deidre Botha

Riding the waves
Ceramics

Deidre Botha

Sunbathing
Ceramics

Deidre Botha

Serenity
Ceramics

Lothar Bottcher

Inside / Outside
Hand blown, carved, cut and polished glass

Mari Brightmore

Acceptance
Acrylic on canvas

Cecile Burger

Ace of Spades
Collage

Frank Cutugno

Contemplation
oil on canvas

Zelda Cloete

Beyond and between
Mixed media

Michele Deeks

I wonder
Fired clay

Tessa de Wet

Adornare
Oil

Hendriette du Plessis

Moment in time
acrylic ink

Elisca du Toit

Waiting
Archival ink on paper

Sue Eksteen

Valley of dreams
Mixed media

Helen Espag

Grey protea vase
Stoneware and gold onglaze

Simone Marie Farah

Burst
Oil on canvas

Liekie Fouche

Cat lover
Mixed media on board with collage

Linda Fourie

Tool Box
Watercolour on Arches paper

Mandi Friedman

ArkAid
Porcelain paperclay

Mandi Friedman

The Mahout and the Chicken
Porcelain paperclay

Gerda Guldemond

Verslete is die rookophoutkapper
acrylics and embroidery on canvas

Caitlin Greenberg

Bubbled Gum Set
Hand blown crstalica glass

Suzaan Heyns

Flatline
Ceramics

Hendrien Horn

Fossil 13
Clay 3D print

Hendrien Horn

Fossil 12
Clay 3D print

Marinda Hofman

My holiday on the farm
Oil on canvas

Machtild Husselman

Sea Urchine
Coffee, ink and pencil

Eduan Joubert

Ocean Roses
oil on canvas

Stephi Joubert

Desolate
Acrylic on canvas

Lize Kampman

Manketti I, Khama
acrylic on canvas

David Keith

Anima - Spiritus Invictus
Plastic, clay and wood

Cronje Lemmer

SA Naaldekoker IX
Collagraph

Anne-Marie le Roux

Cloth
Porcelain

Anna Liebenberg

Flame
Watercolour on paper

Johan Marais

Kigelia Africana (Sausage tree)
oil on canvas

Tineke Meijer

I never promised you a rose garden
Collage

Mariette Minnaar

In the milieu of trees a giant lily pond – Ile Maurice
Acrylic on canvas

Bridget Modema

Empathy Visions:  EI Trading card
Embossed paper trading cards in Aluminium display case

Bridget Modema

Sterling silver pierced pendant with chain

Bridget Modema

Empathy visions:  EI Trading cards
Embossed paper trading cards in aluminium display case

Neil Moss

Die ou hawe
Acrylic

Victor Nkuna

Karoo
Paper maché

Maria Patrizi

Laid
Oil on canvas

Orania Pérez Casanova

Intertwined
Acrylic

Alet Ries

Good morning sunshine
acrylic on canvas

Susan Pretorius

The burden of beauty
Mixed Media

Hettie Roelofse

The vinyard
oil on canvas

Loertiha Saayman

Since nothing is real
Mixed media collage on board

Erica Schoeman

Artbook in a Box - Power dressing
Mixed media

Karin Smit

Into the light
Oil on canvas

Marilise Snyman

The golden mycomorphism
Ceramic

Anse Sotiralis

Medusa
photography on metal

Sarah Steel

Second chances
Terracotta

Isa Steynberg

After the fire
Pigment on linen board

Rina Stutzer

I imagine this twilight moment’s forest:  Something else is alive, beside the clock’s loneliness and the blank canvas where my fingers move #I
Oil on canvas

Michelle Theunissen

There is a rhyme in there somewhere
Acrylic

Theona Truter

Follow the yellow brick road
Reduction linocut

Mimi van der Merwe

Ntinki Nyokogotla
Oil on canvas

Corne van Eck

Contemplation:  Morning walk, Boknes strand
Oil on canvas

Hanna van Niekerk

Protea magnifica
food colour, bleach and pen on paper

Willie van Rensburg

Karoo landscape
Oil on canvas

Carol van Tonder

Foresight
Ink and watercolour on paper

Ben van Wyk

You'll never know
Stoneware fired white clay and underglazed

Ben van Wyk

Zoomorphic geothermal vents
Black paper clay

Annelie Volschenk

Spirit
Acrylic on board

Catherine Walker

Pinched candlestick I
Black stoneware clay

Catherine Walker

Pinched candlestick II
​Black stoneware clay

Catherine Walker

Pinched candlestick III
​Black stoneware clay

Anne-Lise Wielart

Variation on Ukhamba
Buff earthenware clay, smoke fired & polished

Lettie Wiid

Amaryllis
oil on canvas

Niusia Winczewska

Grass whispers I, II and III
Earthenware, terracotta and oxide slips

Lou Ann Young

Flourishing
oil and mixed media

Tamantha Williams

On gritted teeth
Watercolour
39cm x 29 cm
R2 624,50

Tamantha Williams

Analysing darkness
Watercolour and Indian Ink
39cm x 29 cm
R2 624,50

Tamantha Williams

Fallacy of depreciation
Watercolour and Indian Ink
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Un group de fêtards
Watercolour and Indian Ink
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

To single out specialness
Watercolour
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Hold it not dear
Watercolour
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Unfettered
Watercolour
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Awareness
Watercolour
28cm x 20cm
R1 732,50

Tamantha Williams

Illusional distance
Charcoal
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Always and already
Watercolour and Indian Ink
28cm x 20cm
R1 732,50

Tamantha Williams

Only illusions need defence
Watercolour and Indian Ink
28cm x 20cm
R1 732,50

Tamantha Williams

In pursuit of specialness
Watercolour
20cm x 28cm
R1 732,50

Tamantha Williams

Fragmentation of flight
Watercolour and Indian Ink
20cm x 28cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Fragmentation in adjustment
Indian ink
28cm x 20cm
R1 732,50

Tamantha Williams

Fear fragmenting emotion
Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolour and Indian ink
28cm x 20cm
R1 732,50

Tamantha Williams

What is one cannot have separate parts
Watercolour
28cm x 20cm
R1 732,50

Tamantha Williams

I breathe for you
Acrylic, Charcoal, Watercolour
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Fanatic insistence
Charcoal and Watercolour
28cm x 20cm
R1 732,50

Tamantha Williams

The flip of a coin
Watercolour
28cm x 20cm
​R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Nothing contents the restless mind
Acrylic, Indian ink, Watercolour
28cm x 20cm
​R1 732,50

Tamantha Williams

The need for more, but the fear of less
Acrylic and Watercolour
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

What merely is needs no defence
Acrylic and Watercolour
20cm x 28cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

The volatile has no direction
Charcoal
28cm x 20cm
Sold

Tamantha Williams

Keeper of the quiet centre
Charcoal and Watercolour
20cm x 28cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Fear, the hero on loves throne
Acrylic and Watercolour
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

The verdict
Watercolour and Indian Ink
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Freedom solidified
Watercolour and Charcoal
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Where conflicting values meet
Watercolour and Charcoal
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Time cannot intrude upon eternity
Watercolour and Charcoal
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Means and ends are never separate
Watercolour
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Intoxication of ease
Acrylic and Charcoal
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

Surrounded by a stillness so complete
Acrylic and Charcoal
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

He is not here to stop the riot, he organised it
Watercolour and Indian Ink
28cm x 20cm
R1 417,50

Tamantha Williams

What is everything leaves room for nothing else
Watercolour and Acrylic
92cm x 74cm
R4 725,00

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