Ten years’ art collection exhibited

2019-01-23 06:01
An artwork by Mbongeni Buthelezi.

An artwork by Mbongeni Buthelezi.

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An exhibition of purchased and donated artworks added to the Oliewenhuis Art Mu­seum’s Permanent Collection in the last ten years are on display at the museum. The exhibition will run until 3 February.

It features artworks by various contemporary artists, including Nomusa Makhubu, Bambo Sibiya, Willie Bester, Jan van der Merwe and Paul Emmanuel, as well as works by iconic South African artists such as Gerard Bhengu, David Goldblatt and Eben van der Merwe.

Pauline Gutter and Elrie Joubert, both local artists who have won the prestigious Absa L’Atelier award, represent the younger Bloemfontein artists.

Other local artists’ artworks on display include carved wooden sculptures by Bloemfontein artists David Padi and Bernett Phalatsane, as well as Mbongeni Buthelezi.

A small exhibition of intricately carved sculptures by local and Free State woodcarvers are also on display and are for sale to the public.

The exhibition 10 Years of Collecting: Additions to the Permanent Collection 2009-2018 contains an eclectic mix of media and technical approaches, and represents different art movements.

“The amount of quality acquisitions and donations over the past ten years lends itself to create a range of overlapping themes within the exhibition,” said Karen Marais, senior exhibition officer at the Oliewenhuis Art Museum.

A walk and talk through the exhibition will be conducted by Ester le Roux, curator, at 19:00 on 31 January. Attendance of the talkabout is free of charge, and no booking is required.

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