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North Gallery


CÉRET TRIPTIQUE - UITSIG | INSIG
Tertia Dorfling, Elise Erasmus and Petro Hoffmann
10 August 2018 to 29 August 2018

 
A group of South African artists were invited to Céret in the south of France for a painting workshop by renowned South African artist, Susanne du Toit.   Susanne is the winner of the International British Portrait Competition 2013 and is currently living in England.  They joined other international artists from Barcelona, London and New York for an intense week of creative sketching and painting. 
 
For Tertia Dorfling the greatest challenge was to work with quick-drying gouache on paper, especially as her preferred medium is the slower-drying oil paint on canvas.  Tertia delighted in her discovery of a semblance between the medieval rooftop views and her favourite theme of Pretoria’s suburban rooftops.   The very old and beautiful plane trees, so typical of the town of Céret, had a deeply emotional impact on her and resonated with her paintings.
 
Elise Erasmus found the biggest challenge to be depicting in aquarelles a very different kind of landscape to the views she used to paint in South Africa.  She also found Céret’s picturesque street scenes most inspiring.  The figure drawing in the evenings was definitely a highlight and provided lasting inspiration to bring back home.
 
Petro Hoffmann delighted in the explosion of innovative energy and found the almost instinctive recognition of creativity between the artists from different backgrounds liberating.  She has always been interested in the wider exploration of the landscape: not romanticizing the view but recreating it to reveal something deeper than the observable; the concrete scene is restructured in more spiritual terms.  In her work, cloud formations and the folds and contours of the Pyrénéés around Céret become a symbol of Mother Earth, who gives freely, but also holds back.  Light, darkness and shadow blend into an archetypal emotion.
 

Main Gallery


Drawing Conclusions II
an exhibition compiled by Diane Victor

17 August 2018 to 5 September 2018


Drawing Conclusions II is an exhibition of works selected by Diane Victor of artists with whom she had contact during her many years of teaching.
 
The definition of drawing for the exhibition includes all forms of mark-making on a surface which may or may not necessarily be paper based or even two dimensional. Drawing has transcended the boundaries of traditional representational practice and gained a private life beyond its history.  The exhibition promises to show works that reflect some of the diversity of the practice.  

Gallery Chaton


Michelle Legg (Potter of the Month) and Sandra Legg (Photography)
A combined exhibition by mother and daughter
5 August 2018 to 22 August 2018


 
Michelle Legg, the Association of Arts Pretoria’s August Potter of the Month, has exhibited extensively and has work in collections in Denmark, the USA and South Africa.   She has won ceramic scholarships, grants, residencies and awards as well as contributing as a selector and award judge for the Potters Association of Namibia’s Ceramics Biennale and for Ceramics Southern Africa.  In 2012 she was honoured as a Fellow of Ceramics Southern Africa.
 
Strong forms and good proportion have always been the most important element of her work.  Legg is currently working on a new body of work creating contemporary objects that explore form and textures as well as figurative pieces that explore humanities decay and destruction.  
 
Sandra Legg, a self-taught artist who is also from Johannesburg, works predominantly in the medium of photography and composite digital images.  Her work is influenced by her experience with painting, music and dance and her portraits and surreal composite images are inspired not only by the subject but also by stories, poetry, music and dreams.
 
This combined exhibition by mother and daughter will be opened by Pieter van Heerden on Sunday 5 August 2018 at 10h30 for 11h00 and runs until Wednesday 22 August 2018.

 

Potter of the month


Potter of the Month:  Michelle Legg

Michelle Legg
 
Michelle Legg, the Association of Arts Pretoria’s August Potter of the Month, has exhibited extensively and has work in collections in Denmark, the USA and South Africa.  She has won ceramic scholarships, grants, residencies and awards as well as contributing as a selector and award judge for the Potters Association of Namibia’s Ceramics Biennale and for Ceramics Southern Africa.  In 2012 she was honoured as a Fellow of Ceramics Southern Africa.   Strong forms and good proportion have always been the most important element of her work.  Legg is currently working on a new body of work creating contemporary objects that explore form and textures as well as figurative pieces that explore humanities decay and destruction.   
 
Tertia Dorfling

Plane trees, Arago Avenue, Ceret

Tertia Dorfling

Plaashuis met vrugteboord

Tertia Dorfling

Kersieboord, Canigou bergspits

Tertia Dorfling

Ceret dakskap met Plataanbome

Tertia Dorfling

View on Ceret with Plane trees

Tertia Dorfling

Stormwolke, uitsig op Ceret

Tertia Dorfling

Miswolke, Perineë

Elise Erasmus

Die systraatjies in Ceret

Elise Erasmus

The town centre

Elise Erasmus

Afternoon in Ceret

Elise Erasmus

Le Grande Cafe

Elise Erasmus

Strolling the streets

Elise Erasmus

Under the red umbrella

Elise Erasmus

Lunchtime at the local restaurant

Elise Erasmus

Villa on the outskirts of Ceret

Petro Hoffmann

Anticipation:  Sunrise, Ceret

Petro Hoffmann

Susanne's washing line

Petro Hoffmann

Vicinity, Ceret

Petro Hoffmann

View on Eglise Street, Pierre, Ceret

Petro Hoffmann

Uitsig op Canigou, Pyrénees

Petro Hoffmann

Voetheuwels met uitsig op Canigou

Petro Hoffmann

Imminent storm, Canigou, Pyrenées

Petro Hoffmann

Mountain garden, Ceret

Angela Banks

Balancing the act of patience

Hanneke Benade

Vintage Green

Helena Hugo

Skeleton with crossed hands

Carl Jeppe

We are all made of stars

Marlise Keith

I know where I end

Vianca Malan

(Un)re-markable

Peter Mammes

Corrected views

Ian Marley

Tower of deceit

Wayne Matthews
 

Reference to the Shameful Self

Wayne Matthews

The phanton cremaster

Oliver Mayhew

Lot’s family left as victims of systemic success

Oliver Mayhew

Lot’s family left as victims of systemic success

Oliver Mayhew

Found receipt for eggs printed on archival paper

Oliver Mayhew

Whitestone

Keneilwe Mokoena

Lichen

Colijn Strydom

Boucher again

Colijn Strydom

Versailles

Jaco van den Heever

Twenty eighteen

Frederik Eksteen

Marginalia I

Frederik Eksteen

Marginalia II

Frederik Eksteen

Marginalia III

Frederik Eksteen

Marginalia IV

Heidi Fourie

#fishing

Heidi Fourie

#fishing - catch of the day

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#fishing - Caught a whopper

Banele Khoza

In between

Pam Heaton

Our life boats joined

Johan Thom

Speech Act 1

Berco Wilsenach

Verkrat I

Berco Wilsenach

Verkrat II

Pam Heaton

Our life boats joined

Sal Price

Still water

Natalie Fossey

Where all the musical chairs go when the music stops

Diane Victor

Subdivide | Subterfuge (work in progress)

Michelle Legg & Sandra Legg
 

Michelle Legg
 

Skull with moth

Michelle Legg
 

Goat plate

Michelle Legg

Sheep plate

Michelle Legg

White bacterial form

Michelle Legg

Two stone forms

Sandra Legg

After life

Sandra Legg

Evolution

Sandra Legg

Mine eyes

Sandra Legg

Trial by fire

Sandra Legg

The long road home

Michelle Legg

Michelle Legg

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