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PORT ELIZABETH - GFI ART GALLERY
The Creative Block
The project provides a fun platform for experimentation, with many emerging and established artists continuing to participate.
 
Regular hand-in days take place (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth) at specified locations. At this time, artists receive blank blocks to transform in the media of their choice for presentation and critique at the next hand-in day. 
Artists are encouraged to attend the hand-in day in person. Many are self-taught and it is through the curator’s individual critique – similar to master class feedback – that artists develop further.
 
When work is accepted by the curator, artists are paid immediately according to the number and size of blocks. The size and associated price of Creative Block artworks are set, regardless of artist tenure or medium.
 
Each Creative Block carries a short artist biography on the back. This allows the artists to enjoy significant exposure as these artworks are displayed around the globe, travel to art fairs and are in the collections of private owners, patrons and corporate offices.
 
We invite you to see how a collection of Creative Blocks displayed together becomes a newly created, single “work” that honestly and sometimes brutally expresses contemporary South African society.
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Various artists *
Closing Saturday 26 January 2019
GFI ART GALLERY
30 Park Drive, Central Tel: 041 586 3973 || Email: gfi@mweb.co.za
The GFI Art Gallery (previously known as the Ron Belling Art Gallery) is owned by the Gutsche Family, passionate supporters and promoters of the visual arts.
GEORGE - 101 MEADE STREET RESTAURANT
Cocoland
Participating: Various artists *
Closing Wednesday 30 January 2019
101 MEADE STREET RESTAURANT
101 Meade Street, George, Western Cape

PIETERMARITZBURG - TATHAM ART GALLERY
BIG Exhibition
Participating: Various artists *
Closing Sunday 17 February 2019
TATHAM ART GALLERY
Chief Albert Luthuli (Commercial) Rd opposite City Hall Tel: 033 392 2800/1 || Email: vimla.moodley@msunduzi.gov.za
The Tatham Art Gallery, one of the major art museums in South Africa, dates back to 1903, serves the Msunduzi region through the Visual Arts.
BLOEMFONTEIN - OLIEWENHUIS ART MUSEUM
Christ and the other person
 
This series of paintings will be on display in the Annex hall on the top floor of Oliewenhuis Art Museum until 24 February 2019.
 
Claerhout explained this particular series as follows: "The series of Christ and the other person is a meditation of Christ and People.  What Christ is, cannot be found in research by the human mind. He was HUMAN - with and for man.  I feel I do not know much about him, but what I know and feel, that I like.
 
Faith is to be delightfully underage, expectantly. Christ is the same in all his encounters with people, but each time different.  A Man for all seasons. He stirred the heart of all people and in this series are a few [of these people].
For the people that we know through the Gospel, who met Christ, He was man, prophet, something grand, an outcast, a sinner, love, forgiveness;  always an emotional sensation, visible and palpable.
 
Almost all thinking people need other people - it is the beauty but also the tragic of man. The medium here is paint. Color - line ... the meditation is bound to the Evangelical text, it is the source. -ism is just one medium. 
I hope that, with reference to the Gospel text, the 21 paintings will bring us love and growth. The last picture is the secret of faith: Christ alone. Who is the other person, me, you, us? "
 
OLIEWENHUIS ART MUSEUM
16 Harry Smith Street, Dan Pienaar Tel: 051 447 9609 || Email: oliewen@nasmus.co.za
Only Art Museum in Free State with extensive permanent collection



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