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North Gallery


Sybrand Wiechers
Krokodille kan nie cuddle nie

20 September to 19 October 2019


Sybrand Wiechers is a third generation sculptor who lives and works in Pretoria.  In his twenties he studied fine arts at the University of Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology and UNISA.   It has been almost 10 years since he’s had had his first solo exhibition in the north gallery at the Pretoria Arts Association and when the opportunity presented itself to exhibit in the space again he was rather keen to accept.
 
His initial instinct was to call on the ‘wisdom’ he has acquired by presenting the viewer with the coherent conceptual and aesthetic exhibition which one would expect from a mature artist.  This triggered him to listen to the advice he gives others: pick a pot and sit on it.
 
A chance interaction with a tortoise on a cold, rainy day brought home the truth that you should not try to impose a preconceived idea on something if it’s not in its nature.  A hug is wonderful, but cold-blooded beings will never fully appreciate it.  That in itself is fine.  Therefore he has embraced the absurdity of his chosen path and produced a collection of works loosely based on the theme that things are what they are. 

 

Main Gallery


The Helena Hugo Fundraising exhibition and auction

The well known artist, Helena Hugo, was assaulted at her home earlier this month and was admitted to hospital with severe injuries.  Although she has a hospital plan she is responsible for the medical expenses which are not covered by the hospital plan.  These expenses already add up to quite a substantial amount of money which she simply doesn’t have.   
 
In order to raise funds to cover her medical bills a selection of Helena’s artworks will be auctioned.  Art lovers and art collectors will have the unique opportunity to acquire art works of high quality by an esteemed South African artist.
 
The auction will take place at the Association of Arts Pretoria on Monday 30 September 2019 at 19h00 under the hammer of Michael Bernardi from Bernardi Auctioneers.  Michael kindly agreed to do the auction free of charge.
 
Viewing
Thursday 26 September - 10h00 to 18h00
Friday 27 September - 10h00 to 20h00
Saturday 28 September - 10h00 to 13h00
 
Registration
Monday 30 September 2019 at 18h00
 
Auction
Monday 30 September 2019 at 19h00

Gallery Chaton


The confession room
An installation by Nico Prinsloo & Danelle Janse van Rensburg

20 September to 25 September 2019


 Artist couple Danelle Janse van Rensburg and Nico Prinsloo both studied Fine Arts at TUT until 2006.  They share a love for installation art so they created The Confession Room specifically for the Pretoria Arts Association’s Black Box.This very dark and intimate space contributes to the title and concept as they opted to create a moment of peace - the single seat invites one to sit and reflect.  Danelle’s work has always carried a strong female voice.  Nico creates thought-provoking art often associated with social injustice, inequality and consumerism.  Together the deconstructed and tied-up animal parts, in both the embroidered and sculptural pieces, signify a type of bonding.  Nico’s bronzes refer to the impermanent nature of consumption, as well as the damage caused by plastic while Danelle’s interpretation leans more towards the scores of women and girls being treated as waste themselves.   Overall the piece represents the war against waste.

Potter of the month


Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole was born on 3 July 1964 in Piet Retief.  The family moved a lot in his childhood and as a result he is fluent in 9 different languages.  Nic’s maternal grandmother was a potter and since his childhood he has been interested in forming animals and people from clay. 
 
His first job was with a potter who taught him to throw and he has spent most of the past 30 years perfecting this discipline, never being tempted to change his career.  He has participated in many exhibitions, including the Ceramics Southern Africa Regional and National exhibitions and was honoured to have one of his pieces acquired for the Corobrik Collection, the largest ceramic collection on permanent display at the Pretoria Museum.  Nic Sithole works from his studio in Mamelodi, Pretoria.  He has received  several awards.
Sybrand Wiechers

Cookie trap - concrete

Sybrand Wiechers

Entwined - steel

Sybrand Wiechers

Like Bomb - steel

Sybrand Wiechers

Auto-sisyphus (detail) - steel

Chat Pauvre

Scraperboard | 24 cm x 19 cm

Childhood heroes

Pastel on board | 80 cm x 100 cm

Chocolate

Oil on board | 100 cm x 70 cm

Ghost cutters

Oil on board | 24cm x 71cm
 

Harvester I (yellow)

Linoprint on hand coloured paper, varied edition, available 5/25 and 6/25 | 29 cm x 21 cm
 

Harvester II (white)

Linoprint, varied edition 2/25 | 21 cm x 21 cm

Harvester II (yellow)

Linoprint on hand coloured paper, varied edition 5/25 | 21 cm x 21 cm

Harvester II (pink)

Linoprint on hand coloured paper, varied edition 3/25  | 21 cm x 21 cm

Iris

Hand embroidery and rust on cotton | 23 cm x 18 cm

Lady cutter

Pastel on board | 100 cm x 122 cm

Late Harvest II

Pastel and rooibos-tea on board | 50 cm x 50 cm

Late Harvest III

Pastel and rooibos-tea on board | 50 cm x 50 cm

Man is a bubble drip I

Pencil and ink on paper | 57 cm x 38 cm

Man is a bubble drip II

Pencil and ink on paper | 57 cm x 38 cm

Man IV

Pastel on board | 144 cm x 122 cm

Mantle

Sugarcane-cutter clothing | 222 cm x 56 cm

Man V

Pastel on board | 80 cm x 56 cm

Man with a purple bandana

Pastel on board | 80 cm x 80 cm

Mr Green

Pastel and enamel paint on board

Plantation worker III

Pastel and charcoal on board | 122 cm x 100 cm

Possessions II

oil on board | 76 cm x 100 cm

Possessions III

Oil on board | 76 cm x 100 cm

Remember that we have to die I

Oil on board | 28 cm x 18 cm

Resurrection

Scraperboard | 22 cm x 32 cm

Royal shroud II

Mixed media | 118 cm x 6,5 cm

Shining artefact of the past - Royal personage

Photograph on archival paper | 90 cm x 47,9 cm
Edition of 10

Shining artefact of the past - Man

Mixed media | 64 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm

Shining artefact of the past - Woman

Mixed media | 64 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm

Shining artefact of the past - Royal personage

Mixed media | 64 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm

Skeleton drawing I

charcoal on paper | 70 cm x 38 cm

Skeleton drawing II

Pencil on paper | 54 cm x 26 cm

Skeleton drawing III

Pencil on paper | 54 cm x 26 cm

Taski

Pastel on board | 80 cm x 60 cm

The baker and his daughter

Pastel and banana paper on board | 158 cm x 93 cm

The charming conversationalist

Pastel and enamel paint on board | 80 cm x 80 cm

The house wife

Pastel on board | 172 cm x 122 cm

The muscular type

Pastel on board | 37 cm x 37 cm

The Thoracic kind - never dull company

Pastel on board | 35 cm x 84 cm

Useful objects

Pastel on board | 52 cm x 45 cm

Welder

Pastel on paper | 137 cm x 83 cm

Goldsmith

Oil on board | 110 cm x 90 cm

The confession room

Nico Prinsloo & Danelle Janse van Rensburg

The confession room

Nico Prinsloo & Danelle Janse van Rensburg

The confession room

Nico Prinsloo & Danelle Janse van Rensburg

The confession room

Nico Prinsloo & Danelle Janse van Rensburg

The confession room

Nico Prinsloo & Danelle Janse van Rensburg

The confession room

Nico Prinsloo & Danelle Janse van Rensburg

The confession room

Nico Prinsloo & Danelle Janse van Rensburg

The confession room

Nico Prinsloo & Danelle Janse van Rensburg

The confession room

Nico Prinsloo & Danelle Janse van Rensburg

The confession room

Nico Prinsloo & Danelle Janse van Rensburg

The confession room

Nico Prinsloo & Danelle Janse van Rensburg

The confession room

Drawing on map - 44 cm x 37 cm

Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole

Nic Sithole

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