CTAF 2015



Mbongeni Buthelezi
Innocence, Mixed media ,

SEE LISTING Still-life with red doll

Karin Preller
Still-life with red doll, oil on canvas ,
Image courtesy Artspace Johannesburg

SEE LISTING 365 South Africa

Alison McKay
365 South Africa, oil on canvas , 20 x 20cm

SEE LISTING from Out of the Village

Wayne Vivier
from Out of the Village, oil on board ,
Image courtesy ArtSpace


Leon Fourie and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren
Excuses, exhibition invitiation ,


Chester Court, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue Rosebank Johannesburg


Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-3.30pm


Mbongeni Buthelezi at ArtSpace

Artspace hosts Mbongeni Buthelezi solo exhibition titled 'Look at me: I’m Black and White'. Acclaimed journalist and radio personality, Karabo Kgoleng, will open the exhibition.

In this exhibition Buthelezi comments on the fact that certain racial groups are still confined in certain geographical areas, even though we are nearing the 20-year benchmark of a democratic South Africa. The apartheid era was characterized by systematic segregation of different racial groups in South Africa. Today, these physical gaps between the former white city and the former black townships remain all too evident, and the spatial inequities of apartheid endure. Buthelezi uses the township, Kliptown, as inspiration for this exhibition and allows the audience a glimpse into one of the many spatial constrictions left behind by the apartheid era. 

04 September 2013 - 28 September 2013

Karin Preller at ArtSpace

In 'Just above the mantelpiece', Johannesburg-based Karin Preller returns to still life, with paintings that speak of collection and display; of dialogues unexpectedly set up by an idiosyncratic collection of objects. Known mainly for her photo-based paintings referencing pictorial archives such as family albums, home movies and photo magazines, still life has remained an ongoing interest. A particular 'photographic' way of seeing continues to play a role in that photographs taken by the artist become a means to further defamiliarise the objects depicted.

05 June 2013 - 03 July 2013

Alison McKay at ArtSpace

Alison McKay’s first solo exhibition, '365 South Africa', is on show at ArtSpace in Johannesburg. McKay’s work largely draws inspiration from the opinions and actions of the ordinary person in the streets of South Africa - their energy and need to survive.

Explaining '365 South Africa' McKay says, 'We see, we do, we say, every day. We are all doing it, just with varying degrees of commitment and via diverse means -but do we remember or are they just repetitive actions or words, often offered subconsciously?  Days and months drift by, and then we hang a new calendar. If we don’t write about every precious day in a diary, how do we propose to appreciate or at least acknowledge a year of life?'

'Disaster strikes a nation, "so-and-so" dies. I remember where I was when I heard the news but am I capable of remembering, or even willing to?'

For the entire year of 2011, Alison McKay set out to create one 20x20cm painting each day, illustrating a news headline for the day. She documented her progress in an interactive online blog (365southafrica@blogspot.com). McKay’s work is largely figurative and graphic and located within an urban aesthetic.

Says McKay, 'Word-of-mouth, newspapers, television, radio, internet; dozens of news captions consume my mind’s eye with every glance. There is no shortage of inspiration yet I battle to focus. Each day’s "headline-of-choice" offers clues to my mood, my fascination in that moment'.

11 April 2012 - 11 May 2012

Wayne Vivier at ArtSpace

Wayne Vivier's second solo exhibition explores in paint a series of still shots from M. Night Shyamalan's film The Village.

07 March 2012 - 31 March 2012

Leon Fourie and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren at ArtSpace

In this 'celebration of inspiring sculpture and painting' artists, Leon Fourie and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren offer the viewer the choice of accepting the work at face value or constructing a metaphorical landscape within which to interpret the work.

10 March 2011 - 26 March 2011