Roundup of KZN exhibitions

2012-01-10 00:00

IF you’re on the hunt for a work of art which doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, then head to the Affordable Art Show artSPACE durban at 3 Millar Road, Durban, until January 28.

There are 75 artists taking part in this selling exhibition and the media they use ranges from oil paintings to ceramics, sculptures, prints, photographs and more.

The gallery is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday and from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Inquiries: 031 312 0793.

Another selling exhibition can be found at Durban­’s newest and funkiest gallery, the Collective at 48b Florida Road. It’s A Wrap, which runs until January 21, features a mixture of fine art along with design pieces, street art, jewellery, and more.

The gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday and from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Inquiries: 031 303 4891.

 

The exhibition, Don’t Panic!, at the Durban Art Gallery, is being staged by the Goethe-Institut South Africa and features the work of artists from all over the African continent dealing with the topic of climate­ change and global warming. Those showing their work include Mlu Zondi, Clive van den Berg, Otobong Nkanga, George Osodi, David Kaloane, Batoul S’Himi and Moshekwa Langa.

 

Currently on show at the Msunduzi/Voortrekker Museum in Langalibalele (Longmarket) Street, Pietermaritzburg­, is an exhibition of quilts done by The Natal Quilters Guild.

Running until the middle of January, all the quilts being exhibited have the theme of architecture.

The museum is open from 8 am to 4 pm weekdays and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday.

Inquiries: Sane Dhlamini or Riana Mulder at 033 394 6843/5.

 

The Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli (Commercial) Street, Pietermaritzburg, is hosting three new exhibitions.

Contemplation: Animal — Mineral — Vegetable can be seen in the Ceramics Room upstairs. The objects in the latter display are mostly recent acquisitions for the Tatham Art Gallery from different areas of KwaZulu-Natal. There are also ceramics by Katherine Glenday, Ralph Johnson and Ian Garrett from the Cape.

In the main gallery you can see The A.R.T. Show, which features a range of installations, ceramics­, photographs and other works based around the theme of access to antiretroviral treatment for HIV/Aids.

In the Schreiner Gallery, you can see the joint exhibition by Scottsville artists Hussein Salim and Chris Morewood — The Anglo-African Connection — until January 29. Their unique decorated wooden lathe-turned objects can be viewed alongside Salim’s paintings and mixed media work and Morewood’s wood-turned pieces.

 

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