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Potter of the Month
an exhibition of paintings by Peter Sibanda and coiled earthenware by Nic Sithole
1 September 2019 to 18 September 2019
The Pretoria Arts Association is proud to exhibit two exceptional artists as from Sunday 1 September 2019.
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.
Fellow fine artist and exhibitor Peter Sibanda was born in 1972 in the Northwest Province. In 1987 he was introduced to art classes at the Johannesburg Art gallery. He started his formal studies in 1995 and in 1997 obtained a Diploma in Fine Arts and an Advanced Visual Arts Certificate. His medium of choice is oil painting. His artworks are concerned with the broken spirit, the keepers of dreams, creative souls which break, disfigure and give birth to our pain. “We all harbor burning desires which have turned some of us into tragedians haunted by the agony of our choices. Our souls break through indecision as we caress the pain we see and we try to numb the cries and worship the flame that burns our dreams into ashes. I project this onto canvass by means of oil paints.”
Do not miss this excellent exhibition by two exceptional artists!