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North Gallery


Phoenix
Willie van Rensburg

10 November 2017 till 29 November 2017 at 12h00
 
According to Greek mythology the phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn as it rises from the ashes of its predecessor. Thus the phoenix has become a reference to symbolise renewal in general and can be used to describe something which has been restored in an alternative guise.
 
Analogous to this notion of the phoenix, the Pretoria artist, Willie van Rensburg, has taken aspects of his earlier ideas and works which have become ‘seeds’ from which he has propagated for this exhibition.  In his work Willie prefers to use acrylic, oils and mixed media. His style is impressionistic in essence, yet bold with the use of vivid colours. It is noticeable in his work that he is strongly influenced by his graphic design background. He favours African inspired themes but also indulges his passion for the naive and naive ethnic style.
 
Over the years the artist 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.
 



 

Main Gallery


Christmas exhibition 2017
5 December 2017 till 15 December 2017


For the Association of Arts Pretoria’s annual Christmas Exhibition the walls will be decorated by ceramic plates by artists who are not necessarily ceramic artists.  Plates by Angus Taylor, Rina Stutzer, Philip Badenhorst, Diek Grobler, Andre Naude, Gordon Froud, Helena Hugo, Dylan Graham and several others will be seen, as well as works in glass (like paperweights, bottles and jewellery) and other articles in ceramic and porcelain.
 
The exhibition will be opened by Samuel Isaacs on Sunday 3 December 2017 at 10h30 for 11h00 and runs until Friday 15 December 2017 at 12h00 when we will be closing for the festive season.  The gallery doors will open on Wednesday 17 January 2018.
 
Herewith our very best wishes for the Festive Season
 

Gallery Chaton


Feather Collectors
A body of paintings and illustrations by Angela Banks

27 October 2017 to 15 November 2017

Angela Banks regards this as a body of work that reflects what it is to give and receive in this life.  Feathers are very fragile on the one hand but on the other strong and perfectly designed for their purpose.  They represent the minute but accurate weight required for flight and freedom.
 
This exhibition focuses on the subtleties present in our everyday lives - the little things that may seem unimportant but are in essence powerfully relevant.  Relationships and kingdoms are lost due to slight errors in judgment, but if we pay attention to those 'slights', represented by the feather, relationships can be saved and competitions won.
 
The decorative illustrations and  narrative based paintings in watercolour express an appreciation of the gifts we are lavished with in this life that are to be made use of to better our lives and the lives of others. 

Potter of the month


November 2017


Sharon Mitrie opened her own pottery studio in Pretoria in 1977, soon after she obtained her Ceramics Diploma in 1976.  Just before she started out on her own, she spent three months working with Gillian Bickell in Fourways, Johannesburg.   
During her pottery career Sharon has completed many private commissions such as table ware of all descriptions, wash basins, murals, miniature planters, plaques, vases and various odd requests for commodities made from clay.  
Teaching is an ongoing passion and as her aim was to master the potter’s wheel, she enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise of this skill to others.

 Her exhibition opens on Sunday 5 November 2017 at 10h30 for 11h00 and runs until Wednesday 29 November 2017.

 
Phoenix 1

mixed media on paper - 73 cm x 55 cm

Phoenix 2

mixed media on paper - 73 cm x 55 cm

Phoenix 3

mixed media on paper - 73 cm x 55 cm

Phoenix 4

 mixed media on paper - 73 cm x 55 cm

Phoenix 5

mixed media on paper - 73 cm x 55 cm

Phoenix 6

mixed media on paper - 73 cm x 55 cm

Phoenix 7

mixed media on paper - 73 cm x 55 cm

Phoenix 8

mixec media on paper - 73 cm x 55 cm

Phoenix 9

mixed media on paper - 73 cm x 55 cm

Phoenix 10

mixed media on paper - 73 cm x 55 cm

Phoenix 11

oil on canvas - 120 cm x 180 cm

Phoenix 12

oil on canvas - 80 cm x 80 cm

Phoenix 13

oil on canvas - 80 cm x 80 cm

Phoenix 14

ceramic plate

Phoenix 15

ceramic plate

Phoenix 16

ceramic plate

Phoenix 17

ceramic plate

Phoenix 18

ceramic plate

Phoenix 19

ceramic plate

Phoenix 20

ceramic plate

Phoenix 21

ceramic plate

Phoenix 22

ceramic plate

Phoenix 23

ceramic plate

Phoenix 24

ceramic plate

Phoenix 25

ceramic plate

Phoenix 26

ceramic plate

Phoenix 27

ceramic plate

Liberty Battson

Anna Carien Goosen

Anna Carien Goosen

Ariana van Heerden

Ariana van Heerden

mixed media

Franke Gretchen Crots

mixed media

Franke Gretchen Crots

Franli Meintjes

Duma Mtimkulu

Daniel Brand

mixed media

Daniel Brand

copper plated steel

Francke Gretchen Crots

mixed media

Invitation

Franli Meintjes

Valeria Talian

Valeria Talian

Franli Meintjes

Invitation

Michelle Theunissen

Michelle Theunissen

Helena Hugo

Helena Hugo

Helena Hugo

Helena Hugo

Helena Hugo

The feather collector

watercolour - 35,5 cm x 27 cm

Bird I

watercolour - 23 cm x 19 cm

Tea for two

watercolour - 22 cm x 29 cm

Bird II

watercolour - 23 cm x 19 cm

The grand gift

watercolour - 35,5 cm x 27 cm

The aviator

watercolour - 22 cm x 29 cm

Bird III

watercolour - 23 cm x 19 cm

Bird IV

watercolour - 23 cm x 15 cm

Bird V

watercolour - 23 cm x 29 cm

Bird VI

watercolour - 20 cm x 15 cm

Peep hole

watercolour - 20 cm x 15 cm

Birds of a feather flock together

watercolour - 35,5 cm x 27 cm

Sharon Mitrie

Sharon Mitrie

Sharon Mitrie

Sharon Mitrie

Sharon Mitrie

Sharon Mitrie

Sharon Mitrie

Sharon Mitrie

Sharon Mitrie

Sharon Mitrie

Sharon Mitrie

Sharon Mitrie

Sharon Mitrie

Sharon Mitrie

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