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Archive: Issue No. 40, December 2000

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05.12.00 Gallery 111 presents 'The Last Exhibition of the 20th Century'
05.12.00 Drawing show at Spark!
05.12.00 John Lennon exhibition at Sandton City
05.12.00 Paul Weinberg at the Bensusan Museum of Photography, MuseuMAfricA
05.12.00 'Acupuncture' at Inspace
05.12.00 'Artistic Expressions of Violence Against Women'
28.11.00 Michaelis Art Library - 'Emerging Talent'
28.11.00 The Goodman Gallery - 'That was the Millennium that was'
07.11.00 'Weft and Warp' at the JHB Civic
07.11.00 'Changing Screens' reappears at the Sandton Civic


Gallery 111 presents 'The Last Exhibition of the 20th Century'

A group exhibition, featuring among others, Nicholas Hauser, Naeem, Fred Mutebi (Uganda), Eugene Parnell (USA), Francois Le Roux and Veronika de Greef-Gabrielse with works in traditional, digital and audio media signs off the gallery schedule for the real end of the millennium. And catch performance group Lung Scratch Hum every Saturday during the exhibition's run for a piece entitled "foronlytenbuckscomeandseewhymyfriendod'dandmaybegetasniff".

December 2 - 31

Gallery 111, Lancaster Square, 141 Roberts Ave, Kensington, Johannesburg
Tel: 083 763 8216
Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday: 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.; Friday : 12.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.;
Saturday: 12.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Drawing show at Spark!

Technikon Witwatersrand has gone all out to promote the work of their students at a series of exhibitions at several galleries recently, and now here's another. Graphic design students present a selection of drawings, all of which are for sale - just in time for you-know-what.

November 29 - December 11

Spark!, 10 Louis Road, Orchards
Tel: Pieter Vorster 082 574 2152; Glynnis Jackson 083 836 1210
Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. until café bar closes; Sunday: 10.00 a.m - noon

John Lennon

John Lennon
What's wrong with this picture?, 1977
ink on paper

John Lennon exhibition at Sandton City

December 8, 2000 marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of ex-Beatle, visual artist-by-association (or was that Yoko?) and thinking man's hippie, John Lennon. To commemorate his untimely death, an exhibition of 150 artworks by Lennon, including originals and never-before-exhibited material will be shown in the banking mall of Sandton City. The show includes the Real Love Suites - Drawings for Sean, available to purchase.

December 8 - 16

Sandton City, Banking Mall
Tel: (011) 883-2011
Fax: (011) 883-0978
Gallery hours: Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Paul Weinberg

Paul Weinberg
Kosi Bay

Paul Weinberg at the Bensusan Museum of Photography, MuseuMAfricA

Acclaimed socio-documentary photographer Paul Weinberg, who has recently published a book called Once We Were Hunters, shows a body of work focusing on various spiritual practices around Durban and the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province. Called 'The Moving Spirit - a journey with religions and faiths', Weinberg has spent a significant amount of time with spiritual leaders and devotees, who have taken him through the intricacies of their respective faiths. Subjects range from Hindus, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Parsis, paganists, new age practitioners, Shembe, Zionists and others. The rich black and white images are compelling and dramatic. While Weinberg has recorded, he has also invested himself in the fabric of the material and used his rich sources to create images of intelligence and perception, and social importance.

November 18 - January 24, 2001

MuseuMAfricA, Bree St, Newtown, JHB
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00

Joanne Bloch

Joanne Bloch
Acupuncture, 2000
mixed media
dimensions variable (detail from installation)

'Acupuncture' at Inspace

Greenside-based interior design shop Inspace has graced its premises with functional art for some time. Here you can pick up Brett Murray and Conrad Botes wall-lamps, and Ilse Pahl mosaics, amongst other things. Now they have decided to host temporary exhibitions too, kicking off with Joanne Bloch's 'Acupuncture', an exhibition of mixed media works made up of many small individual units. The shop's desirable objets may also solve some serious Christmas shopping dilemmas.

December 1 - January 6, 2001

Inspace, Shop 135a/b, Greenway, Greenside, JHB
Tel: (011) 646 2944
Fax: (011) 646 6861
For hours of opening, contact Katarina Shepherd on 083 440 3421

'Artistic Expressions of Violence Against Women'

Tshwaranang, Freedom of Expression Institute and the Commission on Gender Equality present this exhibition in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary festival of workshops, film, drama, music and dance. The events take place at The Loft in Bertrams and the exhibition is only on view during December at the times stated below.

Tuesday and Wednesday December 5 and 6: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Film festival and discussion)
Saturday December 9: no times given. (Workshop: Media and Violence)
Sunday December 10: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Workshop: Gender, Men and Human Rights)

November 25 - December 10

The Loft, Viljoen Rd, Bertrams, JHB
Tel: (011) 403 4267 or 403 8403

Mbuthi Khaliphi

Mbuthi Khaliphi
showing at the Michaelis Art Library

Michaelis Art Library - 'Emerging Talent'

The Michaelis Art Library will be hosting an exhibition of drawings, paintings, ceramics and sculpture from Fuba Art School and library users who are educating themselves through books. Entrance is free and open to all. Michaelis Art Library has a comprehensive collection of books on art, architecture, design, fashion and crafts available for public use.

Safe underground parking available cnr Simmonds and President Streets. For more information contact Renee Van der Riet or William Stewart at the Library.

November 15, 2000 - February 15, 2001

Michaelis Art Library, Library Gardens, between Sauer, Market, Simmonds & President Streets, JHB
Tel: (011) 836 6165
Fax: (011) 836 6702

Norman Catherine

Norman Catherine
Untitled, 2000
Edition of 45, 25 x 23 cm

The Goodman Gallery - 'That was the Millennium that was'

The Goodman Gallery is pleased to announce their end of year exhibition 'That was the Millennium that was'. The exhibition will run from Saturday December 2, 2000 until noon on Saturday December 23, 2000 and will feature highlights from the year's shows, with a variety of new and older works form artists such as Norman Catherine, Lisa Brice, Robert Hodgins, Durant Sihali, Keith Dietrich, William Kentridge, Frances Goodman, Hentie van der Merwe, Moshekwa Langa and Clive van den Berg among others. This is the perfect opportunity for some fabulous Christmas shopping for gifts that will please forever.

December 2, 2000 - December 23, 2000

Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood
Tel: (011) 788-1113
Fax: (011) 788 9887

'Weft and Warp'

'Weft and Warp', showing at the JHB Civic Gallery

'Weft and Warp' at the JHB Civic

Seventy South African artists have once again been asked to create a work for the Gallery's annual fund-raising event show, this time given plain white T-shirts as a starting point. Sponsored by the MTN Art Institute, the result is a fantastic variety of different works, ranging from paintings to lithographs and installation to sculpture. Artists include Mandla Mabila, Robin Rhode, Rookeya Gardee, Amos Letsoalo, Brad Hammond, Diane Victor, Marcus Neustetter, Merryn Singer, Paul Emmanuel, Richard Penn, Usha Seejarim, Vincent Baloyi and Wim Botha.

November 14 - January 7, 2001

JHB Civic Gallery, Civic Theatre, Loveday Street, Braamfontein
Tel: (011) 403-3408
Fax: (011) 403-3412

Simon Stone

A screen by Simon Stone

'Changing Screens' reappears at the Sandton Civic

Launched to an exclusive audience in August this year, this art and design project directed and managed by Charles Storr and Heather Greig respectively, comes to the Sandton Civic for the benefit of the public, before it travels to London for the next phase of its life. The quality of the screens is not consistent, but with works created by some of South Africa's best-known artistic talent, as well as some younger artists, the show makes for great eye-candy. The screens are all on sale (just in time for Christmas?) with proceeds going towards a Section 21 company, launched to benefit artists through bursaries and working grants.

The exhibition opens at 6 p.m. on Thursday November 9 and runs indefinitely. For a preview, check out

Sandton Civic Gallery, corner Rivonia Road and West Street, JHB
Tel: (011) 881-6431