Ceramic art at Ardmore

2010-09-09 00:00

DISTINCTIVE ceramics from Ard- more Ceramic Art in Caversham are on show at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Art Biennale, which runs until September 24 at the Old Mutual Conference Centre at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town.

The inclusion of ceramics is a result of the broadening of media for the botanical art exhibition, which was first staged in 2000. This year’s event also includes embroidery and tapestry.

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is closely involved with the theme of the biennale, which aims to highlight the fast-declining plant species in the southern African region.

Speaking to The Witness, Ardmore founder Fee Berning said: “What has really excited me about the theme of the exhibition is the way that it has challenged the Ardmore artists to really look at plants, to observe closely the natural world around them, in terms of colour and texture and structure.

“We’ve gone into the garden at Ardmore and studied the cabbage tree and the aloes, which are all starting to flower, and actually looked at them.

“This heightened awareness of the plants and the environment around us will carry into the future works produced at Ardmore and that is immeasurable.”

Another KwaZulu-Natal artist taking part in the event is Chiliza Sibonelo Boy from Durban, who paints botanical works. The Durban University of Technology graduate has, in the past, produced botanical line drawings for the SANBI publication Zulu Botanical Knowledge: An Introduction by M. A. Ngwenya, A. Koopman and R. Williams and for Clivia Nature and Nurture from Briza, for which he illustrated the six clivia species of South Africa.

• The Kirstenbosch Biennale 2010 is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm until September 24. Admission is free.

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