/ Current Exhibitions
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 email@example.com.
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.
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?’.