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North Gallery


The Birthstone Collection
An exhibition of handmade jewellery

2 November 2018 to 28 November 2018


Three local artists, Anneloes Rosema, Estelle Lourens and Zelda Horden, decided to create a collection of jewellery with birthstones as the theme.  Every person has a birthstone and the unique pieces produced for this exhibition should appeal to everyone.  

All the artists are inspired by the beauty of jewellery. 
 

Main Gallery


Bloom
An exhibition of paintings by André Naudé

19 October 2018 to 7 November 2018


‘Naudé paints the way Gabrielle Garcia Marcquez writes.  A magician seeing and hearing the mundane and transforming it into a feast of brush-mark and of colour, into something apart from its inspiration, existing in its own right in terms of beauty, of line and colour and form.  The story is in the telling, bitter and delicious like chocolate.  Telling the bad news with the most exquisite language.  The magician who can get cynical brown to shimmer with Alice blue.’  (Wilna Panagos)
 
BLOOM, as a theme for this exhibition, is interrogated by Naudé as an antithesis.  He delves into irony.  The artist refers to British author and Ceramist, Edmund de Waal’s following quote.
 
“I follow Dürer, his line of thinking, his moment of exposure.  It is his aloneness that speaks to me.  He cannot control, what is happening, only record, what he remembers, what he sees, what he feels.  This exactitude is not self protection.  It is a way of approaching what is happening when the world is unstable.  During the night we are alone and vulnerable, the certainties disappear.”  (Edmund de Waal, British author and Ceramicist)

Gallery Chaton


Adéle Adendorff
(Post)partum: how to swaddle a baby

16 November 2018 to 5 December 2018

 
The work offers insight into the artist’s recent experience of becoming-mother to a little girl.  Working with selected objects extracted from her archive, Adendorff wraps these in tissue paper as a metaphor for the continuous wrapping and uncovering of a developing child: an ongoing of post-partum condition that oscillates between parting and bonding – a relationship that shapes both mother and child. As such, the practice of wrapping aims to explore this delicate and fluxional bond:  mastering the art of swaddling a baby appears to be one of the first vital skills a new mother is expected to learn, however, this operation extends from a mere performative ritual to encompass a conceptual interpretation of preservation, repetition and concealment.
 
The artist’s sentimental attachment to mysterious and personal objects has always defined her practice: these figurative renditions offer a failsafe against the unreliability of memory as memorialised objects are archived.  For Adendorff the naturalistic tradition of oil painting is equally pertinent: in an age of digital reproduction, this labour-intensive process of creation appears futile – however, the artist approximates the labouring of the canvas with caring and mothering for a small child. Each little stroke also builds her becoming-mother identity in the same way that the paint builds up the surface of the canvas. This method also suggests a mimicking of nature: Adendorff notes for her, this new role sparked her memory to retrieve codes for motherly behaviour from deep within her archive – systems, modelled by her mom, of the ideal mother figure.
 
The exhibition is also accompanied by a video piece in collaboration with the artist’s husband, Hermann Venter and a series of collaborative paintings produced by Adendorff and her 18-month old daughter. These, along with the set of paintings, investigate the delicate bond between mother and child as a continuous process of attachment and separation in the ongoing search for the self.
 

Potter of the month


Potter of the Month:  Pride Moyo

Pride Moyo is the Association of Arts Pretoria and Ceramics SA’s Potter of the Month in November 2018.
 
His work is inspired by the people around him, his surroundings, the environment and the rapid change happening in Africa and the world.  The women symbolise strong, beautiful people who carry their dignity with pride and confidence, despite all the challenges they may be facing in their everyday lives.  He also acknowledges young men who strive to work hard to make ends meet and to meet societal demands and expectations. 
Anneloes Rosema

Game of Thrones

Anneloes Rosema

Into the blue

Anneloes Rosema

Summer time

Anneloes Rosema

New light

Estelle Lourens

Autumn mistery

Estelle Lourens

Water dreams

Estelle Lourens

The odd eye

Estelle Lourens

Rabbit's foot

Zelda Horden

Landscape ring

Zelda Horden

Row of fire

Zelda Horden

Croc Rocks

Zelda Horden

String of pearls

Anneloes Rosema

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Anneloes Rosema

Pablo III

Anneloes Rosema

Peridot drops

Zelda Horden

Crimson & Clover

Zelda Horden

You light up my life

Zelda Horden

Poppies

Zelda Horden

Shining bright

Zelda Horden

Totem

Zelda Horden

Gone fishing

Zelda Horden

Sage blues

Zelda Horden

Blue leaves

A different autumn

Mixed media | 51 cm x 51 cm

After the fire

Acrylic on canvas | 20 cm x 25 cm

Bloom - Household objects

Mixed media on canvas | 50,5 cm x 51 cm

Bloom - A different autumn II

Acrylic on canvas | 45 cm x 45 cm

Bloom - A randomn selection

Mixed media on canvas | 91 cm x 76 cm

Bloom Too

Mixed media on canvas | 25 cm x 20 cm

Bloom VI

Mixed media on canvas | 25,5 cm x 20 cm


Bloom VII

Mixed media on canvas | 91 cm x 76 cm

Fire

Acrylic on canvas | 24 cm x 30 cm

Hout I

Acrylic on canvas | 20 cm x 25 cm

Hout II

Acrylic on canvas | 20 cm x 25 cm

Interior bloom V

Mixed media on canvas | 23 cm x 30 cm

Bloom III

Acrylic on canvas | 20 cm x 20 cm

Bloom IV

Mixed media on canvas | 140 cm x 75 cm

Vessel

oil on canvas - 25 cm x 90 cm

Coccon

oil on canvas | 25 cm x 70 cm

Down the rabbit hole

oil on canvas | 25 cm x 70 cm

Nesting

oil on canvas | 25 cm x 50 cm

The little lamb

oil on canvas | 25 cm x 50 cm

Boys on bench

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides.

Girl on stool

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides.

Kneeling woman

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides.

Maiden

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides

Puppet master and end days

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides

Slay queen (Flower)

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides

Star gazer

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides

The thinker

Earthenware, decorated using slips, stains and oxides

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