Fine South African Art

Hermanus

Western Cape

South Africa

Our Artists - Contemporary Artists

We offer a wide selection of paintings, drawings, graphic art, photographs and sculptures by leading South
African artists.

Titia Ballot

In that same year Titia was awarded a Medal of Honour for the Visual Arts (Graphic Arts) by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap   Read More...


Born 1941, Clocolan, Free State
Studied: 1960-63 BA (Fine Arts), University of Pretoria

  • 1964 – 71 Art teacher Hoër Meisieskool Helpmekaar, Johannesburg, Hoerskool Menlopark, Pretoria, Potchefstroom High School for Girls.
  • 1972 – 81 Lecturer in Graphic art and Art theory, visual Arts Department, Potchefstroom University for CHE (North West University).
  • 1982 – 85 Free-lance artist in Bonn, Germany.
  • 1986 – 87 Lecturer in Graphic Art and Art Theory, Visual Arts Department, Potchefstroom University for CHE (North West University).
  • 1988 – 91 Senior Lecturer and head of Department, Potchefstroom.
  • 1992 – 97 Free-lance artist and part time appointment at Sasol Art Museum, University of Stellenbosch.
  • 1998 – 2008 Free-lance artist

  • Solo Exhibitions since 1970

  • 1970 SA Arts Association (Western-Tvl.), Potchefstroom
  • 1972 Die Eike Kunssentrum, Potchefstroom
  • 1974 SA Arts Association (Northern Tvl.), Pretoria
  • 1980 SA Arts Association (Bellville) Cape Town and SA Arts Association (N.Tvl.), Pretoria
  • 1981 Grafiese Biblioteek, RAU, Johannesburg
  • 1987 History of Art Department, Potchefstroom University, SA Arts Association (N.Tvl), Pretoria
  • 1988 Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein Huguenot Memorial Museum, Franschhoek
  • 1989 Cadre d'Esprit Gallery, Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • 1990 Gencor Gallery, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
  • 1994 US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch
  • Two exhibitions in Belgium, presented by the Vlaams Zuid-afrikaanse Cultuurstigting at the Cultureel Centrum Romaanse Poort, Louvain, and in the Centrale Bibliotheek Van die UFSIA , Antwerp
  • 1995 Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg, Cape Town
  • 1999 De Heerlikheid, Pretoria Street, Berchem, Antwerp
  • 2003 Johannes a Lasco Bibliotheek, Emden, Germany, German Huguenot Museum, Bad Karlshafen, Germany
  • 2006 Abalone Art Gallery, Hermanus, Uitkyk-Outlook with Susanna Swart (sculptor)
  • 2007 North West University, Potchefstroom, Retrospective exhibition
  • 2008 Sasol Museum Stellenbosch , Retrospective Exhibition

In that same year Titia was awarded a Medal of Honour for the Visual Arts (Graphic Arts) by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns Titia took part in numerous group exhibitions ind South Africa and abroad.

Transcendental Earth, 2007
Etching, Engraving, Chine Collé
55 x 40 cm

Transcendental Water, 2007
Etching, Engraving
49 x 36 cm

Genesis III, Creation of land, oceans and plants, 2010
Etching, Chine Collé
37 x 50 cm

Sea Nymph, 2011,
Monotype,
36 x 50 cm

Five senses listen, 2006
Mixed Intaglio Chine Collé
31 x 26 cm

Five senses taste, 2006
Mixed intaglio chine colle
32 x 25 cm

Trippel ritme, 2005
Etching, Chine Collé
28 x 25 cm

Ancestral pulse, 2003
Etching, Chine Collé
21 x 24 cm

Monument, Break down the barriers, 1998
Etching, Chine Collé
39 x 24 cm

Soektog / Spiritual journey, 1998
Etching, Chine Collé
25 x 19 cm

Alta Botha

Alta Botha was born in 1955 in Pretoria, South Africa, and works as an independent artist in Cape Town.    Read More...

Alta Botha, Surface Lullaby - by Alta Botha
Alta Botha

Alta Botha was born in 1955 in Pretoria, South Africa, and works as an independent artist in Cape Town. Her work currently focuses on the processes and materiality of contemporary drawing, exploring the fragile and often contradictory balances that operate within relations of power.

Botha regards drawing as a complex filtering process between inner and outer processes – between deep structures of thought and its manifestation into action as surface structure. Using paper and found and activated charcoal as primary materials, she works towards transforming the materiality of substances and surfaces through reductive and 'abusive' procedures. These transformations are central to the incremental unfolding between processes of conscious and unconscious awareness.

Dematerialising actions of erosion and perforation – the scraping and sanding of paper, and the burning of wood to charcoal – are counterbalanced by processes of retrieval and reconstruction, like the sewing together and dressing of torn surfaces. Alta Botha's acts of reparation recall an earlier career in nursing – her hand stitching, as a mark and a conveyer of meaning, is linked to care.

Solo exhibitions include Angle of repose, Odd objects and Fragile equilibriums.

2014
Master of Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town – graduated cum laude.

2005
Bachelor of Visual Arts, UNISA – awarded Visual Arts Prize.

EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2016Contemporary Artists from South Africa, Imago Mundi, Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, New York
  • 2015However, ArtHub Gallery, Creekside, London
  • 2015Contemporary Artists from South Africa, Imago Mundi, Venice
  • 2014What lies beneath, Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West
  • 2014Fragile equilibriums, MFA Examination Exhibition, Michaelis Galleries, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
  • 2013HereThere: A conversation between Michaelis and Wits Masters 2013, Michaelis Galleries, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
  • 2010 – 15², Kunst macht Schule GmbH, Hamburg
  • 2010 The gift of fine art, iArt, Cape Town
  • 2010Kladboek, Woordfees, University of Stellenbosch
  • 2009(sub)Teks, Woordfees, University of Stellenbosch
  • 2008Odd objects, Abalone Gallery, Hermanus
  • 2006Angle of repose, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
  • 2006Artwords, Cultural Centre, Durbanville
  • 2006Seven deadly sins, Cultural Centre, Durbanville
  • 2004Angle of repose, BVA Examination Exhibition, UNISA, Art.b, Bellville
  • 2003Self portrait, Cultural Centre, Durbanville
  • 2003Trilogy, Cultural Centre, Durbanville
  • 2003Flowers and vases, Cultural Centre, Durbanville
  • 2002Memories of Hadrian, International Group Exhibition, Temple of Hadrian, Rome
  • 2002Summer salon, Cultural Centre, Durbanville
  • 2001 – Vuleka, Art.b, Bellville (awarded New Signatures Cape Best Graphic Work)
  • 2001Crisp, Art.b, Bellville

string I, 2017 rock-face, 2017

SOLD - string I, 2017
Canson paper (180gsm), charcoal, activated charcoal, Indian ink, mesh and silk thread
25 x 33 x 4 cm

rock-face, 2017
Canson paper (180 gsm), charcoal, activated charcoal, Indian ink and micropore plaster
35.5 x 47 x 3 cm

string II, 2017 Promise, 2017

string II, 2017

Promise, 2017
Paper, charcoal and string
40 x 55 cm

lullaby, 2017

lullaby, 2017
Canson paper fibres, sanding paper, activated charcoal, Indian ink, mull and linen thread
36 x 94 x 3 cm

here elsewhere, 2016 elsewhere here, 2017

here elsewhere, 2017

Canson paper fibres, sanding paper, activated charcoal, Indian ink, mull and linen thread
36 x 94 x 3 cm

elsewhere here, 2017

Canson paper (180 gsm), charcoal, activated charcoal, Indian ink and micropore plaster
35.5 x 47 x 3 cm

recollect I & II, 2016

SOLD - recollect I & II, 2017
Canson paper (180 gsm), charcoal, activated charcoal, Indian ink, mesh, micropore plaster and cotton thread (framed)
 I:  66.3 x 87 x 3 cm
II:  66.3 x 82 x 3 cm

change point, 2017 hindsight, 2017

SOLD - change point, 2017
Canson paper (180 gsm), charcoal, activated charcoal, Indian ink, micropore plaster and cotton thread
43 x 66 x 2 cm

SOLD - hindsight, 2017
Canson paper (180 gsm), Fabriano paper (160 gsm), charcoal, activated charcoal, micropore plaster, silk thread and masking tape
45.5 x 50.5 x 10 cm

whisper, 2017

whisper, 2017
Chinese rice paper, sanding paper, activated charcoal, document tape, copper and Plexiglas
440 x 580 x 150 cm

imagine, 2017 charcoal, 2017

SOLD - imagine, 2017
Canson paper (180 gsm), Fabriano paper (160 gsm), sanding paper, charcoal, activated charcoal, Indian ink, mesh, mull, copper and plexiglas
40 x 55 x 25 cm

charcoal, 2017
Canson paper (180 gsm), Rives paper (300 gsm), sanding paper, charcoal, activated charcoal, Indian ink, mull, micropore plaster, linen and silk thread
250 x 151 x 7 cm

Plane, 2016 Surface, 2016

Plane, 2016
132 x 87 cm

Surface, 2016
132 x 87 cm

SOLD - Fragile Equilibriums I, 2014 SOLD - Fragile Equilibriums II, 2014

SOLD - Fragile Equilibriums I, 2014

SOLD - Fragile Equilibriums II, 2014

Lien Botha

Born in Gauteng, South Africa in 1961, Botha studied languages at the University of Pretoria and worked as a Press photographer for Beeld before moving   Read More...


Born in Gauteng, South Africa in 1961, Botha studied languages at the University of Pretoria and worked as a Press photographer for Beeld before moving to Cape Town in 1984. In 1988 she obtained a BA Fine Arts degree from the University of Cape Town. Since that time she has participated in over eighty South African group exhibitions and forty international group exhibitions and has held nine solo exhibitions.

She has curated five exhibitions and also served on the curatorial committee of the first Cape Town Month of Photography. In 2005 she collaborated with the French theatre group Compagnie des Limbes and attended a residency at Nouaison, Pujols with exhibitions at l'Ete Photographique de Lectoure and MC2a in Bordeaux, France.

In 2006 she attended the Ampersand Fellowship in New York. Her photographic narrative called Amendment was selected for Towards a balanced earth, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in 2008. In 2009 the portfolio White stick for the Arctic was exhibited at Reflets d'Afrique: Panafrican Festival, MOMA, Algiers.

In 2010 Botha attended an invited residency at kunst: raum sylt quelle in the north of Germany. Her work was included in Crossing Boundaries: Contemporary Art and Artists from South Africa at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha, Qatar in 2011. From June to September 2011 her work was exhibited in Kuopio, Finland as part of Ars 11.

A selection of images from Parrot Jungle (2009) was included in the ninth Bamako Encounters “Pour un monde durable” which opened in Mali in November 2011. Botha's work is represented in pivotal collections throughout South Africa as well as in key private collections locally and abroad.

Besides maintaining a professional photographic practice, she has been invited as guest lecturer at the Arts faculties of various tertiary institutions such as the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, and Studio Art Centres International, Florence, Italy .

During 2011 she served on the Academic Board of the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography and acted as external moderator for Photography. She is currently completing an MA in Creative Writing at the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town.

Amendment 3: the case of going dutch in the desert

Amendment 7: the case of the boatless fishermen

Amendment 13: the case of justice as a poem

Nils Burwitz

During 1965−67 Burwitz was awarded a postgraduate scholarship in Europe, and received many prizes and merit awards in national competitions   Read More...

Born in 1940 in Swinemuende, Germany
The artist lives and works in Valldemosa on the island of Mallorca

Nils Burwitz, having completed his high-school training in Europe, immigrated to South Africa where his parents had already settled.

He studied from 1960–63 at the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg under Cecily Sash, Erica Berry and Giuseppe Cattaneo − completing his BA (Fine Arts).

During 1965−67 Burwitz was awarded a postgraduate scholarship in Europe, and received many prizes and merit awards in national competitions. He published a number of limited graphic editions and portfolios such as "It's about time" with poet Stephen Gray and "Tidal Zone".

Burwitz constantly worked on new graphic processes in etching such as resin engravings. He became a visiting lecturer at the Witwatersrand University and was awarded the Art Critics' Prize in 1975 at the XI Graphic Biennale in Ljubljana for his contribution to the graphic arts.

In 1976 − having been an outspoken critic of apartheid – Burwitz relocated with his wife, Marina, and three children to Valldemosa on the island of Mallorca.

In 2000 Burwitz was part of a group of 16 international artists (Allen Jones, Joerg Immendorff, Nam June Paik, Sigmar Polke, Sol LeWitt and others) participating in the project "Dialogue of Cultures" which was produced for the Expo in Hannover, Germany, in aid of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.

His works are represented in a multitude of public collections such as the Johannesburg Art Gallery, National Art Gallery, Cape Town, Pretoria Art Museum, University of the Witwatersrand, Rembrandt Art Foundation, Stellenbosch, Africana Museum, Johannesburg, and numerous museums and libraries in South Africa, Europe and the U.S.A.

A special edition was published in 1999, "The Invisible Miro", 20 visions of a visionary brought to light by Nils Burwitz, 20 texts written by Joan Miro's friends, writers, poets and critics, accompanied by 20 graphic works by Nils Burwitz.

SOLD - Shattered Windscreen
Silkscreen 74 x 97 cm

Gail Catlin

Gail Catlin worked as set builder for films and as a food stylist, before she became a very inventive artist by exploiting Liquid Crystal as basis for her creations   Read More...


Born 1948 in Johannesburg
Gail Catlin worked as set builder for films and as a food stylist, before she became a very inventive artist by exploiting Liquid Crystal as basis for her creations.
As this substance responds to changing intensities of temperature and light - and with shifts in colour, Gail was able to create very expressive, constantly changing surfaces.
The two works Landscpe I and Landscape II in the gallery are executed in pigments mixed with earth, reflecting the colour of the Overberg soil.
She has participated in several group exhibitions from 1979, one of which was held in London, at the SAA Gallery in Cape Town, first of five solo exhibitions, 1981 Republic Festival Exhibition and 1982 Cape Town Triennial..
Public Collections:
Iziko Gallery in Cape Town, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Pretoria Art Museum, Durban Art Gallery, Polokwane Art Museum, Stellenbosch University Collection, South African Reserve Bank Collection , Standard Bank Collection and the Royal College of Art in London.
National and International Competitions (selection):

  • 1979: Cape Town Biennial – South African National Gallery
  • 1981: First Cape Town Triennial – South African National Gallery
  • 1990 Standard Bank National Drawing Competition
  • 1991:Grand Prix International d'art Plastiques – Nice (France)

    Award winner for the landscape category
  • 1993 : Momentum Art – Biennal – South Africa
  • 1994 : Grand Prix International d'art Plastiques – Award winner
  • 1994 : Travelling Exhibition representing South Africa in Russia and America
Further exhibitions were held at:
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Gallery International, Cape Town
Die Kunskamer, Cape Town
Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg

Landscape I

Landscape II

John Clarke

Born in Harare in 1946. Clarke spent part of his childhood in Barberton and was educated in Pretoria and Johannesburg.   Read More...


Born in Harare in 1946
Clarke spent part of his childhood in Barberton and was educated in Pretoria and Johannesburg.
1968 Bachelor of Art (Fine Arts), University of the Witwatersrand
1981 Masters degree University of Pretoria
TTHD Johannesburg College of Education
He lectured at the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa and is currently working as a full-time artist.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS :

  • 1975 South African Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • 1981 Department of Fine Arts, University of Pretoria
  • 1983 Gowlett Gallery, Cape Town
  • 1984 University of Natal, Jack Leyden Gallery, Durban
    Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
  • 1985 Gallery 21, Johannesburg
  • 1989 Gallery International, Cape Town
  • 1990 Stegmann Gallery, Bloemfontein
  • 1992 Pretoria Art Museum, The Stones Revisted, a retrospecticve exhibition
  • 1996 Camberwell College of Arts, London
  • 1999 Old Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria, Inside-Outside
  • 2008 Tina Skukan Gallery, joint exhibition with Jessica Clarke

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 1982 Cape Town Triennial (award winner) Kunst aus Suedafrika, Bonn , Germany
  • 1985 Cape Town Triennial
  • 1990 Grand Prix International d'Arts Plastiques, France
  • 1994 Ubuntu, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Bonn/St. Augustin
  • 1995 Naledi, Deutsche Welle, Cologne, Germany
  • 2001 Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria
Clarks's work is represented in all major public collections in South Africa.

The artists's enduring interest has been in the landscape, supported by his strong interest in the history and prehistory of man in southern Africa. His extensive travels in this region, especially Botswana, Swaziland and Namibia are constant sources of inspiration.

The work “‘Stone Monument” was a major piece shown at the retrospective exhibition The Stones Revisted - Appraising a spirit of place, at the Pretoria Art Museum in 1992. The artist attempts to convey particular qualities he found in the landscape; juxtaposing images of man-made structures with organic forms, the imagined with the observed.

He has evolved travel rituals which allow him to access visual material, and to observe the ongoing metamorphosis of the southern African landscape. These have become repeated experiences, such as crossing borders, following trails and identifying landmarks and “manmarks”.

SOLD - Stone monument, 1992
Pastel on paper
75 x 105 cm

Nel Erasmus

Born 1928, Nel Erasmus obtained a BA in Fine Art at Wits and a NATC at The Witwatersrand Technical College in the early 1950's.    Read More...

Nel Erasmus, Nobility Nel Erasmus, Another Space
Nel Erasmus

Born 1928, Nel Erasmus obtained a BA in Fine Art at Wits and a NATC at The Witwatersrand Technical College in the early 1950's.

After teaching in art in Johannesburg and London, she settled in France in 1953, studying at the Academie Ranson, Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Sorbonne.

In 1958 she was invited by Michel Seuphor to take part in the exhibition that launched "A Dictionary of Abstract Painting" at Galery Creuze, Paris. And in 1964, she was again invited to exhibit her work at the launch of "Abstract Painting: 50 years of accomplishment".

Nel has both written and featured in multiple publications on abstract art, such as "1945-1970 America, Africa, Asia, Oceania".

From 1957 through to 1977, Nel worked at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, first as an assistant to then Director Dr Anton Hendriks and then later as Director herself, from 1966.

During this time and beyond, Nel had more than 30 solo exhibitions across the country. And in 2015, as JAG celebrates its 100th anniversary, they have honoured her in their hard cover for her work at the gallery.

In 1977, Nel took early retirement to focus on her work and has happily spent the majority of her time in her studio ever since.

Between 1982 and '91, her work was regularly shown at Cassirer Fine Art in Rosebank.

Since 2007, Nel has exhibited regularly at Dawid's Choice Gallery in Sandton and in 2009, Smac Gallery in Stellenbosch showed her portraits of duality.

Nobility

SOLD - Nobility

Black Wing

Black Wing

Another Space Turmoil and Tension

Another Sapce

Turmoil and Tension

EL Loko

Born 1950 in Pedakondji, Togo West-Africa. El Loko lives and works in Cologne, Germany and in Pedakondji, Togo   Read More...


Born 1950 in Pedakondji, Togo West-Africa
El Loko lives and works in Cologne, Germany and in Pedakondji, Togo

  • 1965 – 1968 Trained as textile designer in Accra/Ghana
  • 1968 – 1970 Worked in his profession in Tema/Ghana
  • 1971 – 1976 Studied at the National Academy of Arts in Duesseldorf Germany under Joseph Beuys,
    R. Crummenauer and E. Heerich in sculpture, painting and graphic art.
  • 1977 Obtained Masters degree
  • Exhibitions (selection of the past years)
  • 2010 In search of traces, Abalone Gallery, South Africa Artco in Herzogenrath, Germany and Art Fair, Johannesburg Art Fair Johannesburg
  • 2008 Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
  • 2007 Oberhessisches Museum, Africa Select II, Artco Gallery, Herzogenrath Transcape, Cape Town
  • 2005 Fritz-Winter-Haus, Ahlen, Galerie Beethovenstrasse, Duesseldorf Biennale Dak'Art, Dakar, Senegal Biennale de Saint Brieus, France Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 2004 Art Association Aalen, Germany Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany
  • 2001 Galerie Beethovenstrasse, Duesseldorf, Germany
  • 2000 L'Afrique en creation, Lille, France
  • 1999 Fondazione Mudima, Milano , Italy
  • 1998 7.Triennale der Kleinplastik, Stuttgart, Germany National Gallery, Windhoek, Namibia
  • 2009 & 2010 ARTCO Art Fair Johannesburg

SOLD - Cosmic letters, 2009
Woodcut
55 x 47 cm

SOLD - Cosmic letters, 2009
Woodcut
66 x 33 cm

Cosmic letters, 2010
Oil on wood
124 x 20 x 2 cm

Richard John Forbes

Richard John Forbes, who lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa as a visual artist, places a strong emphasis on physical engagement in his work.   Read More...


Richard John Forbes lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa as a visual artist.

His process drives his practice. A strong emphasis is placed on physical engagement in his work. This attention can be seen and experienced clearly in the textures, layers and exploration of form translated from his hands into his work.

"I am interested in the veil suspended between all meeting things; my compulsion to gain experience with many different media and multiple disciplines allows me to delve into this idea of a filamentary thin membrane separating everything."

His practice includes, sculpture, installation, public work, Land art, Printmaking, Painting, film, document and drawing.

Further more, through collective and group practice he seeks out ways of reaching through that membrane to expand his experience and awareness.

He has had multiple solo exhibitions in the South Africa, United Kingdom, and participated in more than 25 group shows.

His work stands in private collections and on public sites in the South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, The Netherlands, France, and United Arab Emirates. He is an invited Lecturer at Pretoria University, SA and a guest speaker at the university of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.

2016

  • October: Fried contemporary – Skulls sculpture and print
  • September: Johannesburg art fair
  • July – Costa Rica: Research – San Jose, Villa Blanca cloud forest
  • May: 1 Nirox winter sculpture fair, Nirox Sculpture park, Marapeng, the cradle of human kind, Gauteng, South Africa curated by Yorkshire sculpture park (Helen Pheby) Dark codex- In pursuit of darkness

2015

  • November/December – Costa Rica: Research expedition, San Jose – Poas Volcano, and Arenal Volcano
  • October – Transitions at the post office:
    The old Transvaal post office 1906: 20 Solomon St, Vrededorp, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
    Curators – Richard J Forbes and Danny Myburgh: #30 Artists – one big night!
    Ellipse – a 9 foot suspended wooden void and 4 evolved dry point prints
  • September – Johannesburg Art Fair: represented by Artist proof studio
  • August – Turbine art fair: Artist proof studio 4 new evolved Dry point prints
  • May: Nirox winter sculpture fair
    Marapeng, Kromdraai, Cradle of human kind, Gauteng, South Africa
    Vessel – A 9 foot cast iron permanent record of a dance
Sculpture: Eclipse, 2015 - Slate Sculpture: The Hand of the Creator of the Universe, 2007 - Black wood

Eclipse, 2015
Slate

The Hand of the Creator of the Universe, 2007
Black wood

Sculpture: Lumen, 2014 - Wood and slate  

Lumen, 2014
Wood and slate

 

Karin Jaroszynska

Karin studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki from 1951-1956, where she met her husband, Tadeusz Jaroszynski, and married him in 1954'   Read More...

Born in 1934 in Ilelsinki

Karin studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki from 1956, where she met her husband, Tadeusz Jaroszynski, and married him in 1954. Both qualified artists immigrated to South Africa in 1957. They first settled on a farm in the Pietersburg (now Polokwane) district, but relocated to Johannesburg, where they stayed untit 1972. Together with their children the couple left South Africa for Sweden in 1977, to settle later in the Loire Valley/ France. They visited South Africa on a regular basis and also exhibited there.

Solo exhibitions (selection):

  • 1965 Gallery 101 in Johannesburg, Gallery Strindberg in Helsinki
  • 1971 Lidchi Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 1972 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 1980 Galerie Romanet, Paris
  • 1984 Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 1986 Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg

  • Joint exhibitions with Tadeusz Jaroszynski:
  • 1974 Gallery Artek, Ilelsinki
  • 1974 Gallery International, Cape Town
  • 1975 Gallery International, Cape Town, Gallery 21, The Helsinki series, Johannesburg
  • 1976 Gertrude Posel Gallery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

  • Karin has participated in numerous group exhibitions from 1965 in South Africa, Finland, the U.K., Yugoslavia and Germany. Her work is represented at Durban Art Gallery, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Pietersburg Collection, Potchefstroom University for CHE, Pretoria Art Museum, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand.

    The two lithographs on display are typical examples of her work. She confronts the viewer with silent, old fashioned personas, whose life is distinct from realistic, everyday life.

    SOLD - Untitled, 1974
    Lithograph
    44-50 cm, 65 x 46 cm

    Untitled, 1974
    Lithograph
    39-50 cm, 69 x 48 cm

    Tadeusz Jaroszynska

    He settled in South Africa in 1957 together with his wife Karin Jaroszynska, but the couple relocated to France in 1979.   Read More...

    Born in 1933 in Makarsa, Yugoslavia

    Studies at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki

    He settled in South Africa in 1957 together with his wife Karin Jaroszynska, but the couple relocated to France in 1979.

    After a difficult start in South Africa his entries to various national competitions drew favourable attention in the late sixties. After a visit to Finland he printed in 1974 together with his wife Karin his first lithographs in Johannesburg, published by Gallery 21 (owner Fernand Haenggi). The joint portfolio was titled Helsinki series, which was shown at the ART BASEL, the most well known Art Fair in Europe. This provided a break-through into the European art scene for both artists. Those prints fall into the category of dense surrealism. This applies also to the work in tempera "Abstract City" with a powerful and brooding composition.

    SOLD - Abstract city, 1971
    Tempera on paper
    48 x 67 cm

    Elzaby Laubscher

    Elzaby Laubscher lives and works in Paarl. She was born in Kwa Zulu Natal and studied at the University of Pretoria, the Ruth Prowse College of Art and The   Read More...


    Elzaby Laubscher lives and works in Paarl. She was born in Kwa Zulu Natal and studied at the University of Pretoria, the Ruth Prowse College of Art and The Cape Town School of Photography.

    She started working as an artist in 1987 and has held several solo exhibitions in Cape Town: at the AVA Metropolitan Gallery Fragments, at the Lipschitz Gallery "Do we hear them cry?" and at the Bell-Roberts Gallery "Letsels".

    These exhibitions have been drawings, mixed media and a limited amount of installation work. The solo exhibitions often dealt with social issues such as crime, violence and child abuse.

    Since 2004 Elzaby Laubscher became part of Abalone Gallery's circle of artists. Her first solo exhibition of photographic works was shown there in November/December 2007 titled Nature's Sketchbook. Of this direction in her art, drawing being her passion, she says: “I started discovering the elements of the art of drawing in nature and experienced the feeling of having a peep at the line drawings of a very special sketchbook”. Manipulating the photographic images through the controlled movement of the camera, the challenge was the unpredictable.

    Her works on paper were shown in July and August 2008 at the Abalone Gallery in Hermanus in a joint exhibition with Judith Mason's pencil drawings of "A Dante's Bestiary" from the late eighties.

    At the end of 2011 until early in the year 2012 Elzaby Laubscher has shown her very successful exhibition cum wall installation titled "Street Soul" at the Abalone Gallery. To quote from the artist's statement: “In this exhibition I am trying to capture the undercurrent, the evasive and the invisible – the soul of our streets…. Our past, our present, our diversity, our patriotism and our stories, are all uncovered in the names of our streets”.

    The artist often prefers not to use traditional surfaces and materials. In "Street Soul" she attempts to capture what she wants to express, amongst others, with stainless steel, metal, perspex, resin and wire.

    Emergence, 2017 Solitude, 2017

    Emergence, 2017
    Metal Print (Dibond® with brushed aluminium)
    80 x 80 cm

    Solitude, 2017
    Metal Print (Dibond® with brushed aluminium)
    80 x 80 cm

    Searcing 1, metal print Searcing 2, metal print

    Searching 1, 2016
    Metal print (Dibond® with brushed aluminium finish)
    50 x 50 cm

    Searching 2, 2016
    Metal print (Dibond® with brushed aluminium finish)
    50 x 50 cm

    Searcing 3, metal print Searcing 4, metal print

    Searching 3, 2016
    Metal print (Dibond® with brushed aluminium finish)
    50 x 50 cm

    Searching 4, 2016
    Metal print (Dibond® with brushed aluminium finish)
    50 x 50 cm

    Homage, mixed media  

    Homage
    Mixed media on perspex, mounted with spacers on white boxed wood
    Perspex: 40 x 40 cm
    Boxed wood: 50 x 50 x 6 cm

     

    SOLD - Rat Race, 2011
    9 Oil drawings on suspended acrylic panels
    Size variable


    SOLD - Untitled 1, 2011
    Mixed media on Fabriano paper
    75.5 x 57.5 cm

    SOLD - Street Soul
    Mixed media, 2011
    91 x 91 cm

    SOLD - Mene, mene tekel upharsin, 2011
    Mixed media on Stainless steel

    Nature's Sketchbook
    Photography

    Nature's Sketchbook
    Photography

    Nomthunzi Mashalaba

    She received a Sasol New Signatures Merit award in 2006 and collaborated with Hollard Insurance Waste Art Project in the same year that resulted in an exhibition at   Read More...


    Born in 1979 and graduated with a B -Tech (Fine Arts) from the Tshwane University of Technology in 2006.

    She received a Sasol New Signatures Merit award in 2006 and collaborated with Hollard Insurance Waste Art Project in the same year that resulted in an exhibition at Hollard's Head Quarters in Johannesburg and at Spier in Stellenbosch.

    Her first solo exhibition Square was held at Blank Projects in 2007. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in South Africa "Matters Conceptual" at Erdmann Contemporary (2010) as well as in an international workshop in Madagascar and in the exhibition "Crossing Boundaries: Art and artists from South Africa", 2011 at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha, Qatar. She participated in the exhibition Hawk in 2012 And 2013 at the Botanical Garden Harry Porter in Kleinmond, Western Cape.

    Her latest and and second solo exhibition was held at Blank Projects, Cape Town, in May 2012. She has recently participated in the group exhibition "African Reflections" at the Abalone Gallery in Hermanus . Nomthunzi lives and works in Cape Town

    Artist Statement on “Our Mother” series in 2012

    “Mamiya, I do not presume to know the course of her life, nor will I ever understand her predicament, motherhood and the pursuit of family.

    Seventy-six at present, she grew up to mother five children; Noduma (1959), Tembani (1964), Noxolo (1969) Linda (1972) and Nomthunzi (1979).”

    Nomthunzi explores the possibility of materializing moments in her past by using old family photographs as tools to reincarnate the past in the present.

    This exercise is centred on the artist's relationship with and memories of her mother. With a light hand Mashalaba tests photography as a relational medium through reworkings of the source images in large-scale charcoal and mixed media drawings on stretched cotton fabric, and intimate smaller drawings and collages.

    Our Mother, 2012
    Mixed media on cotton
    300 x 150 cm

    SOLD - Our Mother, 2011
    Mixed media on fabric
    40 x 40 cm

    Untitled, 2012
    Mixed media on cotton
    40 x 80 cm

    K.P. (Patrick) Mautloa

    Encounters – An interpretation of the passage of time and memory.During the FynArts Festival, Abalone Art Gallery is presenting works of Kagiso Patrick Mautloa    Read More...

    KP Mautloa, Solo exhibition Encounters KP Mautloa, African Mask
    K.P. (Patrick) Mautloa

    During the FynArts Festival, Abalone Art Gallery is presenting works of Kagiso Patrick Mautloa in a solo exhibition entitled 'Encounters'.

    From the Bag Factory (Fordsburg Art Studios), his artistic home base in downtown Johannesburg, which he helped to set up in 1992, Mautloa observes and draws inspiration for bold, vivacious canvases and assemblies composed of objets trouvés from the vibrant street life around him. People are at the centre of his work, shown in shadowy, rather mask-like outlines as surfaces for projection of their social environment, with multiple layers of paint, textiles, etc. evoking hidden complexities and giving the spectator space to explore the underlying imagery. Integrated random objects, urban debris or construction works elements reveal our society as a work in progress and are at the same time mementoes of the personal histories that people carry with them. All the more important that the observer/spectator keeps an open mind for unexpected and enlightening encounters.

    Mautloa works in an abstract form language as well as with figurative elements, both intensified in an interplay with different textures and base materials. Apart from people in their urban surroundings, music is a defining theme, because like the fine arts, music is a means to overcome the restrictiveness and absoluteness of the spoken/written word and to explore subconscious perception.

    Born in Ventersdorp, South Africa, in 1952, Mautloa lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. He studied art at Rorke's Drift Art Centre, KwaZulu-Natal, where he obtained a Fine Art Diploma in 1978 and at the Mofolo Art Centre in Johannesburg. Before concentrating on his career as an artist, Mautloa worked in the Graphic Design Studio of the SABC from 1981-1992. With David Koloane, Bill Ainslie and other South African artists he was involved in the formation of the Thupelo Workshops in 1985, which are part of the international Triangle Network. He taught at FUBA (Federated Union of Black Artists) from the early 1980s and was instrumental in the Thupelo Gallery there.

    Selected exhibitions:

    • 1988 The Neglected Tradition, Johannesburg Art Gallery
    • 1989 Sponsored by USSALEP to attend Triangle Workshop, New York State
      Two-person show with Bongi Dhlomo, Grassroots Gallery, Durban
      Triangle Workshop Exhibition, Third Havana Biennale, Cuba
    • 1994 Unlocked, first solo show, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
    • 1995 Hassan, Koloane and Mautloa, Newtown Galleries, for Africus Johannesburg Biennale
      Kunst aus Südafrika, Adenauer Foundation, St Augustin, Germany
      Ubuntu, Kunst aus Südafrika, Museum of Ethnology, Vienna
    • 1996 Naledi, Deutsche Welle, Cologne, Germany
      Colours: Art from South Africa, House of the Cultures of the World, Berlin, Germany
    • 1997 If You Scratch, Two person show with David Koloane, Gallery on the Round, Grahamstown, then to Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
      Installed Wall, a reconstructed façade of a shack in a dead space in the Generator Room at the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale in 1997
    • 1999 Kagiso in Johannesburg, Solo exhibition at Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
    • 2003 Tracking, Solo exhibition at Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
    • 2012 In the Viewing Room, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
    • 2014 Mid-Career Retrospective, Mashumi Art Project in cooperation with Eyethy Lifestyle Centre, Soweto

    Mautloa's work is included in many important South African public and private collections.

    The March, 2017

    The March, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    100 x 200 cm

    Mirrored Faces, 83 x 70 cm African Mask, 137 x 139 cm

    Mirrored Faces
    Acrylic on canvas
    83 x 70 cm

    African Mask
    Acrylic on paper (framed)
    140 x 140 cm

    Shepherd Ndudzo

    Born in 1978 he worked with his father, sculptor Barnabas Ndudzo, and attended UNISA (University of South Africa) visual art course for a year (2000).    Read More...

    Shepherd Ndudzo, Heavy Thoughts Shepherd Ndudzo, Herero Woman Shepherd Ndudzo, Braiding

    Born in 1978 he worked with his father, sculptor Barnabas Ndudzo. Attended UNISA (University of South Africa) visual art course for a year (2000). Presently studying for a BA UNISA.

    EXHIBITIONS:

    Awards

    • 2015Fuzhou China commission to transform wooden sculpture into a 4m bronze sculpture. Recently returned from in China, working on this commission.
    • 2014China Fuzhou International Sculpture Competition – 100,000 yuan prize
    • 2012Beijing Biennale – First prize for sculpture
    • 1999, 2000, 2002 2006 – Artists in Botswana Awards

    Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2009 to present – Barbara Lindop / Intethe Hyde Park Sandton
    • 2013-2015 – Turbine Art Fair Barbara Lindop / Intethe Turbine Hall
    • 2012 – Beijing Biennale. Awarded prize for best sculpture.
    • 2011 – Chang Chun Sculpture Symposium, China
    • 2011 – President Day exhibition, Gaborone, Botswana
    • 2010 – Environmental art exhibition, Gaborone
    • 2006 – Rennaisance and Rising exhibition, Zheng Zhou, China
    • 2005 – Crossroads at the Kalahari, Helsinki, Finland
    • 2005-2008 – Gallery Momo, Johannesburg, South Africa
    • 2004 – Collaboration project, Dortmund, Germany
    • 2003 – Alliance Francaise, Gaborone
    • 2003 – Taipei Artists village, Taiwan
    • 2003 – Hua Lien City, Taiwan
    • 2003 – United States of America (embassy in Botswana)
    • 2001 – Artists of Botswana (China)
    • 2001 – Aids Awareness Exhibition, Gaborone, Botswana
    • 2001 – Art of Carving, National Gallery of Botswana
    • 2001 – Wood and Canvas with Ann Gollifer (Painter) National Gallery of Botswana
    • 2000/02 – Gallery Ann, Gaborone, Botswana
    • 1999-2006 – Artists in Botswana
    • 1999 – Tlale exhibition

    Workshops / Projects
    In Botswana, Finland, Germany and China.
    • 2004 – Wasanii International Artists workshop, Lamu Kenya
    • 2003 – Hua Lien International Artists workshop, Taiwan
    • 2003 – Arts and Media workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa
    • 2003 – Insaka International artists' workshop, Siavonga, Zambia
    • 2001 – Thapong International Artists workshop, Gaborone, Botswana
    • 2000-2002 – UNISA visual arts workshop, Durban, South Africa
    • 2000 – Tlale workshop with Diaz Machate (Mozambique)
    • 2000 – Sculpture workshop with Tapfuma Gutsa (Zimbabwe)
    • 1999 – Painting workshop with Veryan Edwards (Botswana)
    • 1999 – Sculpture workshop with Adam Madebe (Zimbabwe)

    Ndudzo's sculptures are found in Private Collections
    (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Botswana, Kenya, USA, France, Spain, Italy, UK, Beijing and Taiwan)

    Public Collections
    • LÓreal Institute
    • Louis Norval Art Museum
    • Johannesburg City Council, South Africa
    • National Museum of Botswana
    • Thapong International Artists
    • Tlokweng Tribal Administration, Gaborone
    • Independent Surgeries, Gaborone
    • De Beers Diamond Company, Botswana
    • University of Botswana
    • Botswana Life Insurance

    Heavy Thoughts, 2014 Herero Woman Reminiscing, 2014

    Heavy Thoughts, 2014
    Ironwood

    Herero Woman
    Ironwood
    106 x 19 x 17 cm

    Reminiscing, 2014
    Ironwood
    125 x 21 x 10 cm

    Braiding

    Braiding
    Ironwood
    120 x 20 x 35 cm

    Receiving Blessings

    Receiving Blessings
    Ironwood
    140 x 20 x 14 cm

    André Naudé

    Andre Naude holds a Master's Degree (Fine Arts) from the University of Pretoria and the THD from Johannesburg College of Education.   Read More...


    Born in Johannesburg
    Andre Naude holds a Master's Degree (Fine Arts) from the University of Pretoria and the THD from Johannesburg College of Education.

    After ten years as a lecturer in Painting at the University of Pretoria, Andre decided to return to his studio where he now paints fulltime and also teaches privately.

    He is closely involved in curating and judging art exhibitions.

    His own works have been shown in 30 solo exhibitions and 50 group shows in South Africa, as well as in the Algarve, Lisbon, New York, Washington DC, Toronto, Hamburg and Barcelona.

    Naude has presented solo exhibitions at the Pretoria Art Museum, the University of Johannesburg, the Ava Gallery in Cape Town, NSA Gallery Durban and Galleria Blau in Palma de Mallorca.

    Apart from works in private collections, his paintings are also represented in public and corporate collections in South Africa such as Iziko National Gallery in Cape Town, Telkom, Absa, Rand Merchant Bank, Department of Tourism, Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria Art Museum, Durban Art Museum, Sasol and the collections of the Universities of Johannesburg and Pretoria.

    Andre being a true colourist, his works generate vibrant energies and tension in their wide spectrum of technique, dynamic forms and structure.

    Abstract, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    100 x 100 cm

    Guarded, 2012
    Mixed media on canvas
    152 x 182 cm

    Fingerprint I, 2012
    Acrylic on canvas
    40.5 x 40.5 cm

    Fingerprint II, 2012
    Oil on canvas
    40.5 x 40.5 cm

    Politic, 2012
    Mixed media on canvas
    40 x 40 cm

    Retinal audit V, 2012
    Mixed media on canvas
    40.5 x 40 cm

    SOLD - Timeframe, 2012
    Mixed media on canvas
    51 x 51 cm

    Lyn Smuts

    Born in Bloemfontein in 1951 / Tertiary Education: / - Michaelis School of fine Art, UCT
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    Born in Bloemfontein in 1951

    Tertiary Education:

    - Michaelis School of fine Art, UCT
    - University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
    - Academie voor Schone Kunsten
    - Ghent, Belgium. Dept. of Visual Art
    - University of Stellenbosch

    Lecturing Venues:

    - University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
    - Cape Technicon, Cape Town
    - University of Stellenbosch

    EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CAREER

    • 1972 BA (Fine Art) Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Awarded McIver Scholarship, University of Cape Town.
    • 1973 BA (Honours) cum laude, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Assistant lecturer in Graphic Art, University of Natal.
    • 1975 Lecturer in Graphic Art, Cape Technical College.
    • 1976 Awarded Study Scholarship, Belgian-South African Cultural Agreement; Bursary award, Cape Tercentenary Foundation. Further Study: Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium
    • 1977 Resident in New Haven, USA.
    • 1978 Teaches sculpture from own studio, Stellenbosch, Organiser of the Kayamandi Art Project, Stellenbosch.
    • 1981-88 Lecturer (part-time) in Printmaking, Department of Fine Art, University of Stellenbosch. Resigns from teaching to pursue fine art full time
    • 2008 MA (Visual Arts) University of Stellenbosch

    EXHIBITIONS

    One-Person Shows
    • 1977 South African Association of Arts, Cape Town
    • 1987 Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch
    • 1992 Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch
    • 1993 Galerie Quid Novi, Heidelberg, Germany
    • 1995 Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg
    • 2001 The Cameo, Stellenbosch (the Stellenbosch Festival)
    • 2008 Masters exhibition, University of Stellenbosch Gallery
    • 2011 Sounding Prints, The Forge, Kalk Bay

    Shared Shows

    • 1989 with Alma Vorster and Jo Ractliffe, Johannes Stegman Gallery, University of the Orange Free State
    • 1994 with Lien Botha, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town
    • 1995 with Judy Woodborne, Silence and Vibrations: sculptures and prints, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town
    • 1998 with Ingrid Winterbach and Rebecca Tetley, Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch
    • 2000 with Sophie Peters and Lien Botha, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town How the Land lies, an exhibition of prints
    • 2006 with Sonya Rademeyer, Rust en Vrede Gallery Durbanville Traces an exhibition of video, sculpture and prints
    • 2007 collaborative exhibition Sound Still curated by Katherine Glenday, UCT Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town
    • 2009 ‘5' with Christina Bryer, Katherine Glenday, Leon Vermeulen and Philip Willem Badenhorst, Red Black and White Gallery, Bosmans Crossing, Stellenbosch
    • 2010 Structures and spaces/ Ruimtes en structure with Christina Bryer and Philip Willem Badenhorst, Prince Albert Gallery, Prince Albert
    • 2012 Domestic departures with members of the Rosenclaire workshop, Kalk Bay Modern, Cape Town

    COLLECTIONS

    South-African National Gallery, Cape Town; Johannesburg Art Gallery;
    Durban Art Gallery; Sanlam Art Collection; Rand Merchant Bank,
    Johannesburg; Sasol Art Museum, University of Stellenbosch; University
    of Cape Town, University of the Orange Free State; Parliament of SA Art
    Collection, Parliamentary Art Collection, House of Commons and the
    House of Lords, London, South African Reserve Bank; Engen; Investec
    Bank; Cape of Good Hope Bank; Citibank; MTN Art Institute; Hollard.

    Deep frequency, 2009
    Aquatint
    10 x 57 cm

    Hortus conclusus, 2011
    Etching
    14 x 94 cm

    Landscript, 2010
    Etching
    8.8 x 94 cm

    SOLD - No ship exists, 2008
    Aquatint
    12.5 x 27 cm

     

    Table Mountain, 2009
    Etching and Aquatint
    10 x 57 cm

     

    Pippa Skotnes

    Pippa Skotnes is an artist, specialising in etching, archaeologist, academic and author, currently the Head of the Michaelis School of Art in Cape Town and Director   Read More...


    Born 1957 in Johannesburg

    Pippa Skotnes is an artist, specialising in etching, archaeologist, academic and author, currently the Head of the Michaelis School of Art in Cape Town and Director of the Centre for Curating the Archive, University of Cape Town (UCT). She studied at the Michaelis School of Art, where she obtained a BA (Fine Art) 1979, an advanced Diploma in Fine Art and a Masters in Fine Art (both with distinction) (1983) and was awarded a D.Litt. by the University of Cape Town in 2007.

    The subjects of her etchings are steeped in history and stories and her creative and research activities reveal her own awareness of time as an agent of change and transformation. Pippa, the daughter of the iconic South African artist, the late Cecil Skotnes, won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award in 1993 and also received numerous other awards.

    A strong sense of history and tradition characterises Skotnes' visual images — but the connections she makes between past and present imbue her work with contemporary significance. Her formal studies in archaeology and printmaking strongly influence her etchings and books, which are filled with African and Western cultural references and raise important debates about image transformation.

    Skotnes is fascinated by the material culture and imagery of the San - the earliest inhabitants of southern Africa - and appropriates their imagery to show their deplorable fate. She published a series of books and articles about the San culture: “Sound from the thinking strings ”(1991), “Miscast: Negotiating the presence of the Bushman”(1996), which accompanied a major exhibition on the colonial history of the San in 1999 at the National Gallery in Cape Town. Her latest publication (2007) is “Claim to the Country”, which reflects her studies of the William Bleek and Lucy Lloyd archive, the recorded stories of San men and women in Cape Town in the 1870s.

    Pippa participated since the early eighties in many group exhibitions in South Africa, the U.K., Germany, Austria and the Republic of China. She held the first of solo show at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg in 1987. Eight solo exhibitions followed.

    Collections:
    Durban Art Gallery; Johannesburg Art Gallery; Pretoria Art Museum; Roodepoort Museum; South African National Gallery, Cape Town; University of Cape Town; University of South Africa; University of Stellenbosch: University of the Western Cape; University of the Witwatersrand , Ethnological Museum, Vienna, Austria.

    From the kitchen window, 1985
    Etching
    44 x 67 cm

    Owl series, 1985
    Etching
    48 x 67 cm

    Carl Roberts

    In 1993 obtained a Master of Fine arts, Rhodes University. Lectured in Fine Art Departments at the Universities of Durban-Westville, Rhodes and Natal.   Read More...


    ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS: 1993 - Rhodes University, Master of Fine Arts.

    AWARDS: 1984 – Rhodes University: Purvis Prize for the best all round Fine Art student.
    1984 – Rhodes University: Academic Half Colours.
    1985 - Rhodes University: Scholarship.

    PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Durban Art Gallery, Tatham Art Gallery, Pretoria Art Museum, Natal Provincial Administration Collection, Rhodes University Collection, Natal Technikon Collection, Ann Bryant Art Gallery, ABSA Bank, Oliewenhuis Art Gallery.

    EXHIBITIONS: I have participated in many exhibitions (100+) nationally and in a number of international exhibitions. I have had Four solo exhibitions, Bonisa Gallery in 2004 and 2006, Gallery on the Square in 2007 and Art Eye in 2013. As an artist I always have many works in a number of galleries.

    BOOK: ‘Meeting Carl Roberts' Authored by Wright and published by Wright publishing.

    COMMUNITY SERVICE: I am currently an executive director of the African Art Center and elected as its Chairman

    CAREER: I worked as a fireman, truck driver and assistant manager in a dairy before starting a career in art. Since then I have lectured in the Fine Art Departments at the Universities of Durban-Westville, Rhodes and Natal. In 1995 after eight years of lecturing I became a full time artist.

    STATEMENT: I work like the automatic artist of the Surrealist movement in that I trust my subconscious to generate ideas. The emphasis is on “magic, accident, irrational, symbols and dreams”. Like the Rorschach (ink blot) test, the material often suggests images and sometimes presents them in an unusual way. The image made depends ultimately upon what lies in the subconscious, elements of chance and the spirit of the times.

    Headbush, 2007
    Wild-plum wood
    75 x 38 x 21 cm

    SOLD - Octopus, 2007
    Coral
    27.5 x 20 x 1.8 cm

    Octopus, 2014
    490 x 710 x 120 cm

    Lynette ten Krooden

    Lynette received her B.A. (Fine Arts, Painting) at the University of Pretoria in 1978. She lives and lectures art on a part time basis   Read More...

    Desolate/Desolaat, 2016 Unknown Territory, 2016 Oermerk, 2016

    Born in Pretoria in 1955
    Lynette received her B.A. (Fine Arts, Painting) at the University of Pretoria in 1978.
    She lives and lectures art on a part time basis at the University of Pretoria.
    CAREER EXPERIENCE (selection until 2007)

    • 2013 Arts Association Pretoria, Members Show Research trip Oman, workshops and lectures, Art DUBAI, U.A.E. Fried Contemporary Art Fair, Group show, Pretoria The Advocacy, White River Gallery, Group show
    • 2012 Arts Association Pretoria, Members show Microcosms of the Macrocosm, Majlis Gallery, Art Dubai and Al Sikka Resident artist and workshops, Majlis gallery, Dubai Arts Association Pretoria, Collaborative group show
    • 2011 Connections, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria, Group show Dream Conference, Guest speaker and Group show, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Lit in Tshwane, Upstairs at Bamboo, Group show, Johannesburg Oasis/Oase, The Ring Gallery, Pretoria Arts Association Pretoria, Members show Up in the Air, Majlis Gallery, Dubai, U.A.E. Resident artist and workshop session during ART DUBAI, U.A.E. Seasons, Arts Association Pretoria, Group show
    • 2010 Ancient Playground , Abalone Gallery, Hermanus, Solo exhibition Space 2010, Ann Bryant Gallery, East London, Solo exhibition Space 2010 III, Arts Association, Pretoria, Group s The Environment, Trent Art, Pretoria , Group show Pretoria, St Lorient, Pretoria Art Alive, (Guest speaker), Pretoria, Group show Land: Unity and Diversity, Hyderabad, India Resident artist and group show, BAF Art Fair Dubai , Majlis Gallery, Dubai, U.A.E.
    • 2009 Contemporary Narratives, Majlis Gallery, Dubai, Solo exhibition Environment, Potchefstroom Museum, CANSA Group exhibition Landscape, Innibos Arts Festival, Nelspruit, Group exhibition Tussenspel, University of North West, Two women exhibition Verlore in my reisverhaal/ Lost like my luggage, Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria, Solo exhibition Enviro Art WOW, National Cultural Museum, Pretoria, Group show 20TH Anniversary, Majlis Gallery, Dubai, Group Show
    • 2008 The Upperdeck Gallery, Plettenberg Bay, Three women Show Pretoria Art Museum, CANSA Group exhibition Centenary Visuality/Commentary, University of Pretoria, Group exhibition Association of Arts Pretoria, Annual Members exhibition Galeri Mentana, Florence, Italy
    • 2007 The Upperdeck Gallery, Plettenberg Bay, Group exhibition Florence Biennale, Italy Majlis Gallery, Dubai, Solo exhibition St. Sebastian, Arts Association, Pretoria William Humphries Gallery, Kimberley, Two women show

    Since the early beginnings of her career Lynette - who lives and works in Pretoria - was interested in ancient civilizations. This focussed her on the research into fossil founds and of the old trade routes which stretched from the Middle East( Petra in Jordan) into Africa over Timbuktu right through to the district of Kimberley, where ancient traders engraved their totems and experiences of life onto riverbeds and stonewalls: proof of an early human communication with the earth, with their fellow travelers and with their gods..
    Her work reflects the influences the artist received through traveling widely and exploring intensively the treasures of the past.. Her abstracted landscapes symbolize space, structures and sanctuaries especially on the African continent. She uses masterfully textures and materials.

    COLLECTIONS:

    SASOL
    Pretoria City Council
    Telkom
    Unisa Business School
    CSIR
    Human Science Research Council
    Amalgamated Banks of South Africa
    Saambou Banking Group
    Saldanha Steel
    Trust Bank
    Rand Merchant Bank
    BMW
    Lucent Technologies
    Nedbank Corporation
    University of Pretoria
    University of Stellenbosch
    Manor House Private Hotel
    BAE Systems
    Athol House Boutique Hotel

    Awaiting dawn, 2017 Maalkolk, 2017

    Awaiting dawn, 2017
    Sand, goldleaf and resin on canvas (framed)
    100 x 100 cm

    Maalkolk, 2017
    Acrylic, marble dust and oil on canvas
    80 x 80 cm

    Winterlig, 2017 Wintersee, 2017

    Winterlig, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    80 x 80 cm

    Wintersee, 2017
    Oil on canvas
    80 x 80 cm

    Susanna Swart

    Susanna Swart was born in Pretoria in 1967. In 1989 she graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree majoring in sculpture    Read More...


    Susanna Swart was born in Pretoria in 1967. In 1989 she graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree majoring in sculpture and visual communication.

    In 1994, after having pursued a four year apprenticeship at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture in New Jersey, USA, Susanna received her technical certifications in all aspects of foundry work. She also gained valuable experience in working with various materials including bronze alloys, mild and stainless steels, aluminium, cupro-nickel, cast iron and silver.

    After working for two years in Belgium, Susanna returned to South Africa and now produces sculptures that encompass her love of the land and its people. The veld, its metaphysical beings, and the ancient mysteries of Africa are reflected in her work.

    Susanna has been active in showing, guest lecturing, judging and curating competitions in South Africa. She has been awarded the ABSA/Association of the Arts (Pretoria) Medal for Achievement for contribution to the arts in 2003. Sanna has been in numerous publications in magazines, local newspapers as well as TV and radio interviews over the years.

    Her sculptures are in collections worldwide and in the last few years completed commissions for the Development Bank of South Africa, the National Archives R.S.A. Commissioned sculpture on behalf of retiring chancellor Prof. Anette Combrinck 2009, the ATKV Awards for the Stellenbosch Woordfees (language festival) as well as the ATKV Media Awards for 2011 - 2013. Susanna was also asked to create the prestigious “Aardvark” award for the most “groundbreaking” drama production at the Aardklop Art's festival in Potchefstroom for 2012.

    “Spiritual and emotional elements are embodied by the visual aspects in my work. Such characteristics are intended to function as primal memory triggers opening forgotten internal dialogues within the viewer”, says the artist in a statement.

    SOLD - Adagio, 2013
    Bronze 5/7
    height 56 cm

    Acquiescence II, 2013
    Stainless steel
    103 x 43 x 10 cm

    SOLD - Solitude, 2012
    Stainless steel
    Height 46 cm

    SOLD - Conductor, 2011
    Stainless steel
    Height 32 cm

    SOLD - Passage, w.y.
    Bronze
    45 x 37 x 9 cm

    SOLD - Togetherness, 2012
    Stainless steel
    Height 32 cm

    Laura du Toit

    I was born in Cape Town, resident in Stellenbosch since 1980. I completed a BA degree at the University of Stellenbosch and did my initial training in ceramics   Read More...


    I was born in Cape Town, resident in Stellenbosch since 1980. I completed a BA degree at the University of Stellenbosch and did my initial training in ceramics with Nicole Palmer. This was continued by completing the N5 in Ceramics and Drawing with Ralph Johnson at Paarl Techikon in 1990. I taught ceramics for 15 years.

    HIGHLIGHTS OF EXPERIENCE AND EXHIBTIONS

    • 2012 Merit Award, Regional Exhibtion, Alphen Estate, Constantia Collaborative KLEI-KLANK, Woordfees, SASOL Art Museum FIRED, The Granary, Castle of Good Hope
    • 2010 Merit Award, CSA National Grande Provence Gallery, Franschhoek Rose Korber Art Salon
    • 2009 Solo DEEP FIELD at Light From Africa, Constantia
    • 2008 CSA Regional, Rust and Vrede, Durbanville
    • 2007 Merit Award, CSA Regional, Western Cape
    • Solo ELEMENT, Rust and Vrede, Durbanville Rose Korber Art Salon
    • 2005 Centenary Overgaauw Wine Estate
    • 2003 Oil Painting Course, Denver Art Museum
    • 2002 CSA National AFRICAN EARTH, Johannesburg
    • 2000 Duo with Hannes Harrs, Dorp Street gallery
    • 1996 Ceramicist of the Year Award, voted by the public at CSA Regional
    • 1992 Highly commended Award, CSA Regional
    • 1990 Duo with Nina van der Westhuizen, Dorp Street Gallery

    COLLECTIONS
    Sasol, University Stellenbosch
    Tokara
    Iziko Social History Museum

    OUTLOOK AND INTERESTS
    The main theme in may work is my interest in shapes, textures, geological formations and colours found in nature – on earth and in space. Images of celestial bodies fascinate and inspire me.
    The slow process of coiling and pinching clay and multiple firings with different glazes are ideal for expressing these interests.
    I photograph the processes of firing and also surfaces of my work. I enjoy the relation between the inspiration and the end products.
    My latest work is about global warming.

    Earthenware glaze

    Ceramic art

    Jeannette Unite

    JEANNETTE UNITE (MFA (Masters in Fine Arts) at Michaelis School of Fine Arts) has for almost two decades, travelled through more than twenty-five countries    Read More...


    Jeannette Unite has since the 1990s, travelled through more than twenty-five countries accumulating an extensive personal archive of images and materials from the mining industry. While taking photographs from these travels and duplicating images from mining museums and archives, her most significant treasures from the mines are, however, the sands and detritus soiled with history. Conversations around the visual interpretation of the extractive industry with geologists, engineers, metallurgists and industrialists have further expanded Unite's understanding of the industry. She has mined for her paint box, using oxides, metal salts and residues from extraction, heritage and industrial sites, and has developed paint, pastel and glass recipes from the advice of earth scientists, geo-chemists, paint-chemists and a ceramicist to develop this 'eco-alchemic' work. These mining artworks are made from the very mined material they interrogate; the material is thus both subject and object in the predominantly large-scale pieces.

    Unite explores the impact and relations between power and earth through the mechanisms, both technical and social, of our modern world that are so inextricably linked to mining. All wealth is derived from the earth and laws and legislation are constructed to regulate who has access and ownership of the resources from the planet. Her celebration of the industrial sublime critiques the force of human compulsion for material goods regardless of the environmental consequences.

    Jeannette Unite has exhibited in Beijing, Lyon and Tashkent Biennales and Art Museums internationally and her artwork is included in collections on five continents including public art museums, Anglo American, Clifford Chance and Vodacom collections. Unite's empirical research into the African landscape has been made possible from numerous grants and scholarships including Kellogg's Foundation, Art Moves Africa (AMA), Centre for Curating the Archive, University of Cape Town and the National Arts Council.

    Overburden III, 2015 Overburden I, 2015

    SOLD - Overburden III, 2015
    Mixed media on wood
    188 x 93 cm

    SOLD - Overburden I, 2015
    Mixed media on wood
    188 x 93 cm

    Geo Seam: Copper Deposit Geo Seam: Geode Elements

    Geo Seam: Copper Deposit, 2016
    190 x 145 cm

    Geo Seam: Geode Elements, 2016
    190 x 155 cm

    Trading Concession, 2014 Gondwanaland Continental Shelf, 2014

    SOLD - Trading Concession, 2014
    Triptych
    190 x 80 cm

    SOLD - Gondwanaland Continental Shelf, 2014
    Triptych
    190 x 130 cm

    Louis van Heerden

    Louis van Heerden holds degrees of BA Fine Arts and BA Honours from the University of Pretoria and carried out postgraduate research at the Akademie in Antwerp   Read More...


    Self-Portrait

    Born 1941 in Pietersburg (Polokwane). Louis van Heerden holds degrees of BA Fine Arts and BA Honours from the University of Pretoria and carried out postgraduate research at the Akademie in Antwerp, Belgium. He taught art for a number of years at Pretoria Boys High School until he decided to devote himself full-time to painting. He was National Vice President and thereafter President of the South African Arts Association. He spent several years in Switzerland and France, and worked for several months in the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.

    Solo Exhibitions:

    • 1969: First Solo Exhibition, SA Association of Arts Gallery, Pretoria
    • 1971: SA Association of Arts Gallery, Pretoria
    • 1974: Natal Society of Arts Gallery, Durban
    • 1977: Guest artist, University of Stellenbosch
    • 1980: Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
    • 1985: Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
    • 1986: Im Schloessli, Gontenschwil, Switzerland
    • 1988: Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
    • 1992: Art Basel, Switzerland
    • 1996: University of Stellenbosch
    • 2004: Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
    • 2012: Abalone Gallery, Hermanus

    Group exhibitions:
    Since 1986 the artist has exhibited in many group shows - both locally and internationally: Bonn, Madrid, London, Paris, Monte Carlo, Boca Raton (Florida USA) and Zurich.

    Collections:
    Anglo American Corporation, Brenthurst Library, Durban Art Gallery, Johannesburg Chamber of Industry, Pretoria Art Gallery, SA National Gallery, Cape Town, University of Pretoria and University of Stellenbosch.

    SOLD - They hear they stare, 2011
    Oil on Canvas
    110 x 140 cm

    SOLD A circular agreement, 2013
    Oil on Canvas
    210 x 90 cm

    SOLD - Untitled, 2011
    Oil on Canvas
    91 x 110 cm

    SOLD - Paix, mon âme, 2007
    Oil on Canvas
    95 x 113 cm

    SOLD - Untitled, 2012
    Charcoal and pastel drawing
    94 x 76 cm

    Abstract Tree, 2012
    Charcoal and pastel drawing
    97 x 63 cm

    SOLD - Untitled, 2012
    Oil on canvas
    110 x 75 cm"

    SOLD - Untitled, 2010
    Mixed-media drawing
    120 x 80 cm