ART EXHIBIT

NEW YEAR CARNIVAL AND THE ALIBAMA

31 Oct 2010 to 31 Dec 2011 Art Exhibit
New exhibition introduces history of Cape Towns New Year carnival. In particular, stories behind Afrikaans song, Die Alibama, sung in Cape Town from second half of 19th century. Traditionally sung by Klopse and Nagtroepe (Malay Choirs) and played to ghoema (drum) rhythm. Exhibition features flag of Confederate States of America flown on steamship CSS Alabama. Provides insight into Ghoema & Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town. Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 17:00 . Closed Sun, Workers Day, Christmas Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, 1 & 2 Jan. Bo Kaap Museum, 71 Wale Str.

PATTERN OF BEAUTY

31 Oct 2010 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Exhibition, co-curated by Mahmudah Begum Jaffer, from selected artifacts from Social History Collections of Iziko Museums form part of display, together with images of decorative art from mosques around Cape Town.Islamic art reflects unity and perfection of proportion and symmetry of God's creation. Qur'anic calligraphy is regarded as highest form of Islamic art, and patterns illuminate text carry a high standard of aesthetic harmony, discipline, balance and stability. Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Sun, Workers Day, Christmas Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, 1 & 2 Jan. BoKaap Museum, 71 Wale Str.

Percy Konqobe Exhibition

16 Sep 2010 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Everard Read Gallery present an exhibition of bronze sculptures by noted sangoma and artist Percy Konqob. Konqobe is a man of dreams by days and nights, demanding to be vividly remembered. A man in love with form with a great ability to capture these forms. Lines of his sculptures are lyrical and tactile with choice of medium deliberate: clay is soil and soil the abode of ancestors. To touch and shape becomes an act of communication with ancestral forces that guard and guide his creativity and destiny. Gallery Times: Mon – Fri 09:00 – 18:00. Sat 09:00 – 13:00. Closed Sun and Public Holidays except by appointment.

REMEMBERING SLAVERY

11 Feb 2011 to 31 Dec 2011 Art Exhibit
New exhibition recently installed in Slave Lodge entrance hall characterises transformation of this site into a museum of slavery and human rights. Aspects of a long history of, and struggle against, slavery highlighted through use of thought-provoking texts and striking imagery. Slave Lodge - Cnr Adderley & Wale Strs, Cape Town. Hrs: Open Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 17:00 / Closed Sundays, Workers Day, Christmas Day

SLAVE LODGE on SHOW

01 Jan 2010 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
• DRAWING ON MADIBA : An exhibition of Zapiro’s work on Nelson Mandela. Exhibition of cartoons by Zapiro pays tribute to Nelson Mandela.

• MANDELA: LEADER, COMRADE, NEGOTIATOR, PRISONER, STATESMAN - Groundbreaking exhibition celebrating life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela opened at Slave Lodge on 11 Feb 2010 to coincide with 20th anniversary of his release from prison in 1990. It is set to run for at least a year.

• REMEMBERING SLAVERY - Exhibition installed in entrance hall characterises transformation of this site into a museum of slavery and human rights.

• SLAVE ORIGINS – CULTURAL ECHOES - Range of objects displayed includes puppets, furniture, weapons and fashion objects toreveal general sense rich diversity of cultural backgrounds of slaves during 17th and 18th centuries.

SLAVE LODGE - Cnr Adderley & Wale Strs, Cape Town. Hours : Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Sundays, Workers Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day.

SLAVE ORIGINS – CULTURAL ECHOES

12 Feb 2011 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Range of objects displayed in this exhibition includes puppets, furniture, weapons, fashion objects – reveals in a general sense rich diversity of cultural backgrounds of slaves transported to the Cape during 17th and 18th centuries. Slave Lodge - Tel: +27 (0)21 460 8240
Cnr Adderley & Wale Strs, Cape Town. Hrs: Open Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 17:00 / Closed Sundays, Workers Day, Christmas Day

SPRING SCULPTURE STONE

18 Aug 2013 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Exhibition of 100 stone sculptures by top Zimbabwean artists, presented by Rwavhi Fine Art.

Collection contemporary hand-carved sculptures in diversity of size and stone types, on show in indigenous garden and private home setting in Greenside, Joburg. Selection represents finest stone sculptures being carved in Zimbabwe today.

Featured work, ‘Spring Song’, is by Tarzan Sithole, talented 3rd Generation Zimbabwean stone sculptor, whose sculptures are on display in National Botanical Gardens in Kirstenbosch and has exhibited at Berlins Botanical Gardens and Kew Gardens in London.

The theme ‘Spring.. Sculpture. Stone’ is the relationship between Shona people of Zimbabwe and their environment.

Other Artists on show :
From rural heart of MaShonaland, sculptor Joseph Chigangaidze
Lacknos Chingwaro, one of finest bird sculptors in Zimbabwe.
Portrait sculptures by Peter Makuwise in a dazzling array of colourful Nyanga Serpentine stone.

Tradition of stone carving in Zim dates back to 12th century. Evidence of stonemasonry skills of great Shona empires remains today in both granite ruins and totemic soapstone bird sculptures from Great Zimbabwe (AD 1250 - 1450).

Rwavhi Fine Art, founded by former BBC journalist Carolyn Dempster, has been representing Zimbabwes 3rd generation stone sculptors in South Africa since 2006.

Gallery open 10am to 5:30pm daily. 44 Mowbray Rd, Greenside, Joburg.

Table Bay Gallery

18 Aug 2013 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Interior custom–designed to offer contemporary modern environment, with selection of artworks from South Africa and abroad. Paintings, bronze sculptures, hand–blown glassware, international hand–painted ceramics and other objects d'art. Shop 6246, Upper Level Victoria Wharf Mall V&A Waterfront Cape Town. Gallery Hours: 9am to 9pm - 7 days a week.

THE MICHAELIS COLLECTION

01 Jan 2011 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
A fresh and full installation of Iziko Michaelis Collection, Cape Town's famous collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, is now on view. Rehang not only seeks to emulate the sense of abundance of pictures in Dutch homes of 1600's but also poses questions about art-historical relationships of "baroque" and "modern" through deliberate insertion of twentieth-century hard-edge and painterly abstract paintings among pictorial groupings. Michaelis Collection. Old Town House, Greenmarket Square, Cape Town. Hrs : Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 17:00 / Closed Sundays, Workers Day, Christmas Day

Through the Lens of Ranith Kally

11 May 2011 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Many Durban residents have known Ranjith Kallys work from social pages of local newspapers for decades.

Born in 1925 in Isipingo, Durban, Kally started taking photographs while working at a shoe factory in Durban. In 1952, he won third prize in international competition in Japan, out of a field of 150 000 entries.

Exhibition is an acknowledgement of Kally’s work since 1945, but also allows us the privilege of reflecting on our fascinating past through the lens of Durban’s veteran photographer.

Pic : Ranjith Kally. Business as Usual (1960). Chief Albert Luthuli looking out of his spaza shop window in Groutville soon after being told that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Hours : Open daily 10:00-17:00. Closed Workers Day and Christmas Day.
Iziko South African National Gallery, Government Ave, Companys Garden, Cape Town