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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


Home is just a place
An exhibition of mixed media works by Loeritha Saayman
Opens on Friday 3 November 2017 at 18h30 for 19h00

 
Celebrated Pretoria artist and art tutor Loeritha Saayman, who studied art through UNISA and opened the Brooklyn Fine Arts Studio in 2000, was in art residency in Paris France for three months starting at the end of 2015.
 
The works on this exhibition is a response from the artist on her temporary home and experience in Paris.  The city’s romantic character stood in sharp contrast with tight security measures and a sombre mood, after the terrorist attacks in November 2015.  The artist became an observer and spectator of vulnerable people, locals and foreigners alike, going about their daily business, against a backdrop of winter greys.  These people, documented by photography, street sketching and life-drawing sketches, became the source material and inspiration of the two and three-dimensional works on this exhibition.
 
The exhibition will be opened by Caroline Terblanche on Friday 3 November 2017 at 18h30 for 19h00 and runs until Wednesday 22 November 2017.

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

Acadèmie de la Grande Chaumiere

mixed media

Cafe Marly

acrylic and oil

Evolution of social behaviour

self hardening clay and mixed media

Family ties

mixed media

Golden mole

mixed media

Interconnected systems

mixed media

Logistics

bronze - edition of 10

Logistics

bronze - edition of 10

Paris by day, Paris by night

mixed media

Paris in the Fall

mixed media

Pont de la Concorde

mixed media

Pont, Notre Dame

mixed media

Regulated footprints

mixed media

Round cliff estate

copper plated steel

Search for meaningful places

mixed media

Street walkers

mixed media

Through the eyes of time

oil and acrylic on paper

Yellowing of a blueprint

mixed media

Maize dwellers #1

self hardening clay

Maize dwellers #2

self hardening clay

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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