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PRETORIA - ARTBOX GALLERY
Individual Voices
Participating: A group exhibition curated by Jan van der Merwe. Around 25 top artists of Jan's Alumni students will be participating.
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Closing Tuesday 23 October 2018
ARTBOX GALLERY
86 Skilpad Road, Monument Park, Pretoria Tel: 012 346 0710 || Email: info@artbox858.co.za
Artbox is an art gallery showcasing the work of contemporary South African artists in various mediums (sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics, jewellery, glass-work and leather-work)
PRETORIA - LONGSTREET ART LOVERS 1932
A FRESH LOOK AT STRUGGLE AND LIFE
Participating:
Celesté von Solms:
I have often reflected on the human need to place everything in its own group of evaluation. The Body and what would be considered ‘beautiful’ is no exception, even though choosing a single ‘perfect body’ is impossible. I believe that everyone was created to be perfect, that all human bodies are beautiful and should be admired. I make detailed drawings of the human body to express this.
I centre all my artistic attention on the body, thus the open background, simply using graphite pencil on textured paper. Detail is the focus of the work as all colour is removed.
I wish to abolish all subjugation of humans, the discrimination against their bodies, against their race and gender. I want to create beautiful art that revolves around us, the perfect humans.
 
Liebner-Anthony van Zyl creates portrait style paintings with a contemporary approach, his minimal use of detail and his restrained palette evocative of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's lithographs. Van Zyl’s work conveys a subtle and moving sense of struggle of the personal self, and there is a resonance with that struggle for us all. Nothing is ever as easy as it seems.
/default.htm > Celeste von Solms and Liebner-Anthony van Zyl *
Closing Tuesday 23 October 2018
LONGSTREET ART LOVERS 1932
198 Long Street, Waterkloof Tel: 012 346 6593 || Cell: 073 298 5829 || Email: artlovers1932@gmail.com
Art Gallery, situated in Waterkloof, Pretoria. We deal in Contemporary Art and Old Masters.
PRETORIA - JOHANN VAN HEERDEN`S ART AND GALLERY
JOHANN VAN HEERDEN`S ART AND GALLERY
593 Jacqueline Drive, Garsfontein, Pretoria East Cell: 082 445 3917 || Email: johannvanheerdensart@gmail.com
Contemporary Gallery featuring the works of an array of artists from across South Africa.
PRETORIA - JOHANN VAN HEERDEN`S ART AND GALLERY
JOHANN VAN HEERDEN`S ART AND GALLERY
593 Jacqueline Drive, Garsfontein, Pretoria East Cell: 082 445 3917 || Email: johannvanheerdensart@gmail.com
Contemporary Gallery featuring the works of an array of artists from across South Africa.
PRETORIA - ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA
Potter of the month: Lisa Liebermann
Participating:
Regarding the theme of the exhibition, FATE & FREE WILL, Lisa Lieberman states:  “Pottery making is an ideal example of how these two concepts interplay:  there is the intention of the potter (the artist’s will) working with whatever possibilities and limitations present.  Fate can be defined as the development of events outside of a person’s control.”  
 
 
 
“We all have certain things that control us, like puppets, and certain things that we control, like puppeteers.  Like Geppetto, the things we conceive and control eventually turn into real things with choices of their own.  The idea of the puppet and the puppeteer can also be linked to cause and effect; the strings we pull cause the puppet to move”.
 
 
 
“However, in the end it is nature that controls mankind.  The intrinsic nature of all things should be sought out in life and some attempt made to work with these forces, not to merely dominate them.  A successful potter does this and in some sense we are all potters and pots made by the great Creator.”
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Closing Wednesday 31 October 2018
ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA
173 Mackie Str, Nieuw Muckleneuk Tel: 012 346 3100 / 3110 || Cell: 083 288 5117 || Email: artspta@mweb.co.za
The Association serves as a platform for both upcoming and established artists. It has become the hub of art in Pretoria and Gauteng, as well as nationally.
PRETORIA - ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA
ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA
173 Mackie Str, Nieuw Muckleneuk Tel: 012 346 3100 / 3110 || Cell: 083 288 5117 || Email: artspta@mweb.co.za
The Association serves as a platform for both upcoming and established artists. It has become the hub of art in Pretoria and Gauteng, as well as nationally.
PRETORIA - TRENT GALLERY
Blurred Lines
Participating: Cobus Haupt and Schalk van der Merwe *
Closing Wednesday 31 October 2018
TRENT GALLERY
198 Long Street, Waterkloof Tel: (012) 460 5497 || Cell: 082 923 2551 || Email: trent.art@gmail.com
Art Gallery and framing
PRETORIA - ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA
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BLOOM
 
 
 
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)
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Andre Naude *
Closing Wednesday 7 November 2018
ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA
173 Mackie Str, Nieuw Muckleneuk Tel: 012 346 3100 / 3110 || Cell: 083 288 5117 || Email: artspta@mweb.co.za
The Association serves as a platform for both upcoming and established artists. It has become the hub of art in Pretoria and Gauteng, as well as nationally.
PRETORIA - PRETORIA ART MUSEUM
NELSON MANDELA`S 100TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY
Participating: During the 1960s, South Africa saw the emergence of a new type of art, which was particularly influenced by the political climate of the time. As the repressiveness of the apartheid state increased in the 1970s and 1980s, many artists produced works that reflected the harsh realities of South African life, sometimes obliquely, sometimes head-on. In June 1976, the children of Soweto decided to resist their oppression, but their peaceful protest was met with police gunfire. Riots and unrest in the townships started all over the country. Artists were trapped in a world of violence. The South African Resistance Art movement was born. Artists took up paint and brushes as weapons against the oppressor. There was a growing realisation amongst anti-apartheid forces that cultural resistance was a tool of immense power. The sustained pressure of the armed struggle and the escalation of unrest led to the eventual release of Nelson Mandela from jail in 1990. This event paved the way for the first-ever democratic election in April 1994. To celebrate Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday anniversary, the Pretoria Art Museum is hosting an exhibition of Resistance Art of the 1960s until the 1980s.
/default.htm > Lucky Sibiya, Manfred Zylla, William Kentridge, Hugh Nolutshungu, Norman Catherine and more. *
Closing Friday 16 November 2018
PRETORIA ART MUSEUM
Cnr Francis Baard & Wessels Streets, Arcadia Park, Pretoria Tel: 012 344 1807/8 || Email: artmuseum@tshwane.gov.za
The Pretoria Art Museum came into being in order to house the Municipality's growing art collection, which had been built up since the early 1930s. The museum was officially opened in 1964. The museum's main focus is on contemporary South African art, and exhibitions are held regularly.
PRETORIA - PRETORIA ART MUSEUM
Abolition and the interchange of time
Participating:  
Last year the For Sale Project Group Exhibition featured a group of six artists from various academic institutions in Tshwane: the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), the University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of South Africa (Unisa). Two of the featured artists, Danna Margo and Sello Letswalo, sold the most artworks during the exhibition, which speaks to the core aim of this exhibition series. These two artists have been invited to feature in this year’s instalment of the exhibition series.  
 
Over the past months Letswalo and Margo have been working on a body of more than 40 artworks between them. Their choice of medium and theme differs significantly. Margo works with the experimental medium of ink and glue, sometimes working with motifs of popular historical pieces in Western art history but distilling them with this volatile medium in order to render them anew. Her artworks, either as paintings or photography representative of this unpredictable medium, challenge the static nature of painting at a chemical level when one moves beyond the content.
 
Linkages can be made between the two artists at a chemical basis of their respective media’s behaviour if not at thematic preoccupation. In tackling issues that affect albinos, Letswalo paints on untreated rusted steel. The visitor to the exhibition will find it interesting to see some collaborative works between the two artists, wherein these dissimilar mediums that skew tradition are pitted against each other to reveal possibilities of a new direction in painting. The For Sale Project strategic team is happy to present a new body of work to the public. 
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Sello Letswalo and Danna Margo *
Closing Sunday 2 December 2018
PRETORIA ART MUSEUM
Cnr Francis Baard & Wessels Streets, Arcadia Park, Pretoria Tel: 012 344 1807/8 || Email: artmuseum@tshwane.gov.za
The Pretoria Art Museum came into being in order to house the Municipality's growing art collection, which had been built up since the early 1930s. The museum was officially opened in 1964. The museum's main focus is on contemporary South African art, and exhibitions are held regularly.
PRETORIA - PRETORIA ART MUSEUM
PRETORIA ART MUSEUM
Cnr Francis Baard & Wessels Streets, Arcadia Park, Pretoria Tel: 012 344 1807/8 || Email: artmuseum@tshwane.gov.za
The Pretoria Art Museum came into being in order to house the Municipality's growing art collection, which had been built up since the early 1930s. The museum was officially opened in 1964. The museum's main focus is on contemporary South African art, and exhibitions are held regularly.



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