What a week! What a month!
Several exhibitions are lined up for the next few weeks.
Tomorrow evening, the 1st of October sees the opening of “Abundant Abstraction” at Art It Is. This is a new gallery just down the road from the “Gallery Strip” on Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank.
Next week the Clover Aardklop Festival opens in Potchefstroom with two group shows which I am part of.
The first is titled: “Games People Play” curated by Yannis John Generalis, Gordon Froud and co-curator Doreen de Klerk.
The show takes place at the North-West University (NWU) Botanical Gardens and Art Gallery in Potchefstroom. The exhibition will feature artists Angus Taylor, Izanne Wiid, Jaco Sieberhagen, Sybrand Wiechers, Jan van der Merwe, Steven Bosch, Neil Nieuwoudt, Richardt Strydom, Eric Duplan, Yannis John Generalis, Belinda Leontsinis, Kevin du Plessis, Gordon Froud, St. John Fuller, Dirk Bahmann, Vusi Mxolisi Beauchamp, Lothar Böttcher and others.
The second, and notably ground breaking exhibition titled: “Betwixt & Between”, curated by Thabang Monoa, and explores contemporary Glass Art in Southern Africa. This will be the first of its kind show, on the visual arts “stage” for any of the major art festivals in South Africa.
Participating artists include: Retief van Wyk, Martli Jansen van Rensburg, Thabang Monoa, Bongani Dlamini, Liesl Roos, Rayan Manuel, yours truly and more.
Many happy tidings and hope to see you at one of these exciting shows.