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MONTHLY ISSUE NO. 39 NOV 2000



Cape Town
28.11.00 Church Street Art and Antique Walk
28.11.00 Work in bronze at The Bronze Age Foundry
28.11.00 New AVA Show
28.11.00 Broad selection of work at João Ferreira
28.11.00 'Jewellery Art Jewellery' at the Lipschitz Gallery
28.11.00 Jeanetta Blignaut at DC Art
28.11.00 Cross Pollination at the Hänel
21.11.00 Steve McQueen at the Michaelis Gallery
21.11.00 'Transparency' at the Chelsea Gallery
21.11.00 Graduate Photographic Exhibition
21.11.00 Anthony Johnson at Bang the Gallery
21.11.00 David Langmead at the Cape Gallery
14.11.00 Fundraising Exhibition for the Community Arts Project (CAP) at the SANG
14.11.00 The Caution Horses at Picto
14.11.00 The Maputo Corridor Photographic Exhibition
07.11.00 Group Exhibition at the AVA
07.11.00 Manfred Mueller Press at Newlands' Josephine Mill
07.11.00 Diana Page and Jenny Young at the Chelsea Gallery
01.11.00 Jane Henderson at João Ferreira
01.11.00 Absolut Secret at the AVA
01.11.00 Olivia Scholink at The Irma Stern Museum
01.11.00 !Xoe 2 at Bell Roberts Contemporary
01.11.00 Hoerikwaggo- Images of Table Mountain at the SANG
01.11.00 Day of the Dead at Hiddingh Campus
17.10.00 'La Lumiére des Origines' at the SANG
17.10.00 Artist-in-residence: Robin Rhode
03.10.00 Musa Xaba at the Hänel
12.09.00 Musuku: Golden Links with our Past at the National Gallery
Stellenbosch
21.11.00 Stellenbosch Student Exhibition
01.11.00 Exhibition of lights at the Dorp Street Gallery
10.10.00 Alan Alborough at The University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery
Nieu Bethesda
28.11.00 Christine Dixie at The Ibis Art Centre





CAPE TOWN

Church Street Art and Antique Walk

The Art Walk is once again taking place on and around Church Street, between Adderley and Bree Streets. Various art galleries, antique shops, cafés and restaurants will be open from 6 - 10 p.m. The streets themselves, shopfronts and walls become a canvas of sorts with buskers, performances and projections. Jazz band the Gilbert Burkuli Quartet will be playing in the mall on Church Street. There will be extra security on the evening provided by the Department of Community Safety and parking will be available on Riebeeck Square and in the City Park parking garage. Participating galleries include DC Art, The Cape Gallery and the AVA.

Monday December 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Contact the AVA for more information:
Tel: (021) 424-7436
Fax: (021) 423-2637
E-mail: avaart@iafrica.com


Justine Mahoney

Justine Mahoney
Beestings
Model for bronze
height approx. 20cm



Work in bronze at The Bronze Age Foundry

'Cast' is a slightly unconventional exhibition of work in bronze by a group of young artists. The exhibition serves to launch a new exhibition space in the old manor house adjacent to the Bronze Age Foundry in Simonstown. Most of the artists on the show do not normally work in this traditional material and the exhibition intends to showcase a fresh engagement with the medium. The group includes both well-established artists and others who are widely regarded as up-and-coming. Kevin Brand, Julia Clark, Brendhan Dickerson, Paul Edmunds, Justine Mahoney, Brett Murray and Doreen Southwood from Cape Town will be joined by Ilse Pahl from Gauteng for the show.

December 16 - January 31

Bronze Age Foundry, King George Way, Simonstown
Tel: (021) 786-1816
Fax: (021) 786-2237
Email: bronzeage@mweb.co.za


Zwelethu Mthethwa

Zwelethu Mthethwa
Pastels on paper



New AVA Show

The AVA is showing new work by Zwelethu Mthethwa, Louis Jansen van Vuuren and Pat Mautloa. Mthethwa's new work consists of pastels on paper, Jansen van Vuuren is exhibiting paintings and the gallery does not yet know what Mautloa will be showing.

Monday December 4

AVA, 35 Church Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 424-7436
Fax: (021) 423-2637
E-mail: avaart@iafrica.com
Website: : www.ava.co.za
Gallery hours: Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 12pm


Dorothee Kreutzfeldt

Dorothee Kreutzfeldt
From '26 Acts of Balance'



Broad selection of work at João Ferreira

João Ferreira is showing a collection of work by a variety of artists. Although some has been seen before, there is fresh work which will receive a first showing. Dorothee Kreutzfeldt has sent down some new paintings from Johannesburg, which will hang alongside work by William Kentridge, Stephen Inggs and Justin Anschütz.

The show opens on December 6 and will run until the end of February.

João Ferreira Fine Art, 80 Hout Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 423-5403 or 082 490-2977
Fax: (021) 423-2136
Email: joao@iafrica.com
Website: www.artjoao.co.za




'Jewellery Art Jewellery' at the Lipschitz Gallery

Following on from the success of last year's 'High Lustre - Low Art' show, the Lipschitz is hosting another exhibition of jewellery. This time, graduate and Master's students from the Jewellery Design school of the Department of Fine Arts in Stellenbosch are showing their work. Stellenbosch offers the only degree course in Jewellery Design in the country and this is aimed at producing individual designers rather than employees for the jewellery industry, often placing emphasis on the realisation of one-off pieces rather than work for mass production. This is clearly reflected in the work produced and many students and ex-students were on the 'Hi Lustre - Low Art' show. Several of the participants regularly exhibit their work alongside fine artists. The show is being co-hosted by Bugan Furniture which is situated below the gallery.

Thursday November 30 - December 12

Lipschitz Gallery, 138-140 Buitengragt Street
Tel: (021) 422-0280
Fax: (021) 422-0281
E-mail: sue@artsafari.com
Website: www.artsafari.com


Jeanetta Blignaut

Invitation to Jeanetta Blignaut's new show



Jeanetta Blignaut at DC Art

Blignaut began her art education in Pretoria but completed both her undergraduate and Master's degrees at Stellenbosch, where she has since lectured in History of Art. Her exhibition is entitled 'Life Bound' and consists of an installation piece and a set of prints presented in book form. She explores the universal themes of love and life, but negotiates their seriousness with humour. She has exhibited in various group shows around the country, but this will be her first one-person outing.

Monday December 4 - January 13

DC Art, Riebeeck Square, Cape Town
Tel: 423-6939/ 082 679-0603
Fax: 422-1768


Cross Pollination

Karin Dando and Günther Obojkovits
Cross Pollination



Cross Pollination at the Hänel

'Cross Pollination' is a collaborative show between wife and husband Karin Dando and Günther Obojkovits. Although apparently very different, the exhibition reveals common threads in the work of these two who have produced the exhibition on their farm outside Tzaneen in the Northern Province. Obojkovits has made sculpture from found objects which he assembles and composes to produce new objects open to various interpretations. Dando has produced large black-and-white prints of farm workers. Obojkovits showed a body of work at the Hänel last year and Dando's work was last seen at the AVA, also last year.

December 10 - January 25

Hänel Gallery, 84 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 423-1406
Fax: (021) 423-5277
Email: ehaenel@compuserve.com
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 2pm.


Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen
Exodus 1992/97
Super8 colour film/ video transfer/ silent/ 1'05"



Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen
Five Easy Pieces 1995
16mm b&w film/ video transfer/ silent/ 7'34"



Steve McQueen at the Michaelis Gallery

A visit to Cape Town by British Turner prizewinning artist Steve McQueen will provide a rare opportunity to local audiences to view McQueen's compelling video works. The programme over the three week exhibition period will include Dead Pan, Bear, Five Easy Pieces and Exodus.

In a catalogue essay, curator Tom Mulcaire writes, "Steve McQueen works primarily with flickering or moving images, which are shown in gallery or museum situations under very deliberate measured conditions. Projected to fill the walls of darkened spaces, these films are usually silent, or when they are accompanied by sound, the sound runs like a score. The floors are polished to reflection. There are no chairs.

"McQueen describes the specific perceptual conditions he imposes on the viewers of his work as an attempt to induce a 'kind of blanket effect in which you are very much involved with what is going on. You are a participant, not a passive viewer.'"

In Bear, first shown in this country on the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, McQueen casts himself wrestling another protagonist. Both men are nude, and as the camera circles the jabbing, dancing combatants, the viewer is drawn directly into the conflict. Deadpan finds the artist standing with his back to a wooden house, one small window space on the wall behind him. The wall falls towards McQueen, the artist holds his ground. As we anticipate, the window space allows the wall to fall right over the artist, but somehow this advance knowledge does nothing to alleviate the tension. The action is repeated, filmed from a number of points of view. One finds oneself standing very still as the wall falls as if the slightest movement might endanger the artist ...

The exhibition opens on November 29 and closes December 22

     See News

Michaelis Gallery, Hiddingh Campus, 31 - 37 Upper Orange Street, Cape Town
Tel/Fax: (021) 480-7114
Email: cperez@hiddingh.uct.ac.za


June Te Water

June Te Water
'Mandala' Venus
Mixed media



'Transparency' at the Chelsea Gallery

This group show includes work by a fairly large collection of artists, some better known than others. The term 'transparency' here is taken in the broadest sense to mean clearness, lucidity, simplicity, intelligibility, honesty, translucency and obviousness. Participants are Hardy Botha, Lien Botha, Arabella Caccia, Jean Campbell, Gail Catlin, Tay Dall, Natasja de Wet, Alice Goldin, Margaret Gradwell, Erica Hibbert, David Koloane, Judith Mason, Judy Moolenschot, Michele Nigrini, Diana Page, William Parkin, Amy Schoeman, Jaco Sieberhagen, Eris Silke, Hugo Slabber, Lyn Smuts, June Te Water, Nico van Rensburg, Wiebke von Bismarck and Jane Young.

Tuesday November 28 - December 22

The Chelsea Art Gallery, 51 Waterloo Rd, Chelsea-Wynberg, Cape Town
Tel: ( 021) 761-6805
Fax: ( 021) 761-6805
Email: chelsea-gallery@mweb.co.za
Website: http://home.mweb.co.za/ch/chelsart/gallery
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday: 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.; Saturday: 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.




Graduate Photographic Exhibition

It's the time of the year when student shows provide an opportunity to see some names to look out for in the near future. Final year photographic students from the Ruth Prowse School of Art and Design have named their graduate show 'Closure'. This is pertinent given the uncertain future of the school itself. The show will be opened by the students' former lecturer and well-known photographer, Dave Southwood.

November 29 at 8 p.m.

The Bijou, Lower Main Road, Observatory
Tel: (021) 447-2492


Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson



Anthony Johnson at Bang the Gallery

Anthony Johnson, in his show entitled 'Spirit of Africa', explores the beautiful and diverse landscapes of Africa through the use of texture, material and colour. The largely abstract works are made mostly of slightly worked or altered wood adorned with lush blue pigment. These are accompanied by smaller framed works in a variety of media, similarly abstract but perhaps less effective. Bang's new space is really something to behold; a large, fairly complex warehouse with wonderfully worn surfaces and attractive industrial fittings.

October 30 - December 2

Bang the Gallery, 21 Pepper Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 422 1477
Email: alexh@bangthegallery.co.za
Website: www.bangthegallery.co.za


David Langmead

David Langmead
Relic



David Langmead at the Cape Gallery

David Langmead is an extremely accomplished painter who is showing a collection of landscapes he has made from excursions into the Karoo. Langmead's meticulous technique and formal skill reveal the riches which lie beneath the apparent homogeneity of this vast and quiet place, exploring his experience of this landscape which moved from "complacency to infatuation".

Show closes December 2

The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street, Cape Town
Tel/ fax: (021) 423-5309
Email: cgallery@mweb.co.za
Website: www.capegallery.co.za


CAP

Detail from the invitation image for
'Ndingubani? Ungubani? Singobani?'



Fundraising Exhibition for the Community Arts Project (CAP) at the SANG

'Ndingubani? Ungubani? Singobani? (Who am I? Who are You? Who are We?): Questions of Identity' is the title given to this exhibition of paintings, prints, and ceramic work by CAP students. All the work will be for sale and funds raised from the exhibition will support the work of the Community Arts Project, the Truworths Emerging Artists Fund, and participating CAP artists. CAP has been running since the 70s, when it functioned to a large extent as an important political mouthpiece. Many of the Western Cape's better known artists spent some time there. Now the organisation provides skills and job training as well as visual and performing arts teaching.

The exhibition will be opened at 5.30 p.m. on Friday November 17 by Zayd Minty (director of this year's One City Festival). Entertainment will be provided by the Gugulethu Harmony Singers. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

Exhibition closes on November 24

     See Reviews

South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Company Gardens, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 465-1628
Fax: (021) 461-0045
Email: sang@gem.co.za

Or contact CAP on
Tel: (021) 465-3689
Email: cap@iafrica.com
Website: www.museums.org.za/cap


Stan Engelbrecht

Stan Engelbrecht




The Caution Horses at Picto

Stan Engelbrecht has recently returned from Namibia where he spent some time photographing the wild horses of the Namib Desert. Photographic shows have been rare of late and it's not often that Picto holds exhibitions, so this should be worth seeing.

Monday, November 20 - December 24

Picto, 103 Bree Street, Cape Town
Tel: 082 928-6586


Steve Hilton-Barber

Steve Hilton-Barber
Maputo Muscle
colour photograph




The Maputo Corridor Photographic Exhibition

The National Library of South Africa celebrates its first birthday in November 2000. The Cape Town Division (formally the South African Library) marks the occasion with the opening of 'The Maputo Corridor Photographic Exhibition' by Steve Hilton-Barber. Commissioned by the Maputo Corridor Company, this travelling show has been seen by more than half a million people in a diverse collection of exhibition venues, including the Lubombo Border Post and FACIM- the annual trade fair in Maputo. It is designed to put a human face to post-Apartheid economic development linking the communities of the Corridor. The exhibition sets out to popularise the Maputo Development Corridor, comment and reflect upon the various issues of the Corridor and simply to produce a contemporary document on the people and communities that live and work there. Ultimately it is hoped that the show will assist in developing the potential of the Corridor.

The exhibition runs for two months, opening on Monday November 13

National Library, 5 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Tel: 424-6320


Jenny Stadler

Jenny Stadler
Moving into summer
Oil on canvas
194 x 50cm



Group Exhibition at the AVA

Featuring work by Garth Erasmus, Mark O'Donovan and Joe Wolpe from Cape Town and Gail Behrmann, Amos Letsoalo, Jenny Stadler, Sarah Tabane and Pascual Tarazona from Gauteng, this group exhibition of non-figurative work will be shown in all three gallery spaces.

The artists come from a wide range of artistic and cultural backgrounds, but as stylistically diverse as the work is, it all shows an interest in some form of abstraction or non-figuration. Colour, surface and texture as well as qualities of line, form and material are given attention by individual artists across a variety of media from painting to sculpture. Not all of the artists refer to their work primarily as "abstract" or "non-figurative", preferring the work to determine its own limits and identity in the visual experience thereof.

While each of these exhibitors has exhibited extensively in the past, much of their work has not been seen in Cape Town for many years. This group exposure, plus the dynamic of their combined energies, will create a synergy with its own specific impetus and edge.

Opening: Monday November 13 at 6 p.m. Until December 2

AVA, 35 Church Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 424-7436
Fax: (021) 423-2637
Email: avaart@iafrica.com
Website: www.ava.co.za


Manfred Mueller Press

Manfred Mueller Press
Invitation image




Manfred Mueller Press at Newlands' Josephine Mill

Currently exhibiting paintings made over the past two years at the Josephine Mill in Newlands, German artist Manfred Mueller Preuss has decided to donate the proceeds from the sale of sections of one of his pieces to the Community Arts Project (CAP). Described by Philip Todres of Primart Gallery as an having "an obsessive passion both for the language of paint and the power of the African landscape", Preuss has experience as a curator, publisher, politician and funder of different non profit charity organizations. He has been painting since 1988 and has exhibited in Berlin, Cape Town, London, Baden (Switzerland). He is now working and living in Switzerland and South Africa.

The piece which will benefit the Community Arts Project is 5 metres x 2 metres and is painted on canvas. Buyers can select pieces, sizes small, medium or large, priced from R400 to R750. "It was such a nice thing to do... an artist with a real good heart who recognizes what CAP does for the young arts community. Because funding is always a major concern what [Preuss} is doing is so helpful", said a CAP employee.

The Community Arts Project (CAP) works with youth and unemployed adults, providing people-centered education and training in the visual and performing arts. People learn to develop their income generating skills and how to open up opportunities for further learning. CAP's aim is to develop and promote the arts for community development. Proceeds obtained from Preuss' work are specifically earmarked for a young artists' training programme to foster and nurture creative talent.

The exhibition, which opened on October 22, will run until November 12.
Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Joesphine Mill, Newlands

For more information on the Community Arts Project, check out the site at www.museums.org.za/cap.

For more information on the exhibition contact Primart Gallery
Tel: 021 685 4260
Fax: 021 685 3682
Email: primart@iafric.com


Diana Page

Diana Page
Oil Rig, Early Morning
Oil and enamel on board




Diana Page and Jenny Young at the Chelsea Gallery

Diana Page is well known for her expressionistic landscape and urban landscape paintings which she creates with great productivity. Until recently she has been teaching painting at the Ruth Prowse School of Art. She is exhibiting recent works along with ceramics by Jane Young.

Thursday November 2 - Friday November 24

Chelsea Art Gallery, 51 Waterloo Rd., Wynberg
Tel: 021 761-6805
Fax: 761-6805
Email: chelsea-gallery@mweb.co.za


Jane Henderson

Jane Henderson
"clarity"'our radiant cells'




Jane Henderson at João Ferreira

'Touched' is the title given to this show of new work by Cape Town painter Jane Henderson. Her last show, two years ago when she was a recent Michaelis graduate, was very well received. In this body of work she explores the notion of subjectivity in the creative process.

Opening October 18, 6 p.m.

November 1 - November 25

     See Reviews

João Ferreira Fine Art, 80 Hout Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 423-5403 or 082 490-2977
Fax: (021) 423-2136
Email: joao@iafrica.com
Website: www.artjoao.co.za


absolut

Artists donate works for 'Colour' at the AVA




Absolut Secret at the AVA

In collaboration with its sponsor Absolut Vodka, the AVA is once again hosting this annual fund-raiser. This year, the fifth, the theme is 'Colour' and about seventy artists will be participating. Invitees, both established and emerging, are each asked to create and donate a small artwork in any medium (12 x 16 cm), signed on the back only. These works are all framed similarly and offered for sale at R500 each. Signatures being concealed, buyers do not know whose artworks they are purchasing and might just get lucky by landing a piece by a major player. You can hope to invest in a piece by Willie Bester, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Jill Trappler, Kevin Brand, Beezy Bailey or Medina Morphet amongst others.

Proceeds from the Absolut Secret annual events go to AVA's Artreach fund, founded by AVA in the late 1980s to assist needy and deserving visual artists with their art-related needs. Included in the many projects with which Artreach has assisted over the years are studio rentals, art materials and equipment, workshop expenses, art tuition, as well as exhibition costs for shows by recipients at the gallery. Furthermore, Artreach has contributed to the creation of a sculpture peace park, an art gallery in a secondary school, art classes for the disabled and for the elderly, catalogues, invitations, projects with street youth as well as children's art classes in Langa and art education and various printmaking programmes.

Monday November 6 - November 11

AVA, 35 Church Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 424-7436
Fax: (021) 423-2637
Email: avaart@iafrica.com
Website: www.ava.co.za





Olivia Scholnik at The Irma Stern Museum

Olivia Scholnik is to hold her 17th one-person exhibition since 1983 and her third at this venue since 1995. Known mostly for her landscape work, her current painting is moving toward a kind of light-filled abstraction. She has aptly entitled the show 'Metapmorphosis of the Landscape'. Scholink's work is represented in several public collections around the country.

November 14 - December 2

UCT Irma Stern Museum, Cecil Road, Rosebank, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 685-5686
Email: bpettit@protem.uct.ac.za


Mark Haywood

Mark Haywood
Plinth 2000
!Xoe2 Installation view




!Xoe 2 at Bell Roberts Contemporary

For those of us not lucky enough to have got out to see the show, which is becoming an annual fixture, '!Xoe 2 Site Specific 31�52'S/24�33'E' is being shown "off site". Hinging, as it does, upon a series of site-specific installations, it will be interesting to see how the work or the documentation thereof make the transition into a gallery space. !Xoe takes place annually in the Karoo desert around Nieu Bethesda and is co-ordinated by Mark Wilby, curator of the Ibis Art Centre there. Participants this time around include Andries Botha, Mark Haywood, RAM, Greg Streak, Jeremy Wafer and a collaborative project by students of the Natal Technikon.

November 22 - December 9

     See Reviews

Bell-Roberts Contemporary, 199 Loop Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 422-1100
Fax: (021) 423-3135
Email: dps@icon.co.za





Hoerikwaggo- Images of Table Mountain at the SANG

Comprising a diverse collection of images and objects from the collections of Iziko- Museums of Cape Town, this exhibition explores the very familiar icon of Table Mountain. Travel pictures and maps from the 17th and 18th Centuries will be shown alongside more recent landscape paintings and other articles. The exhibition has apparently taken a lot of organisation and arrangement and will remain on show for a long time. Considering that this was one of the reasons we won't be seeing Steve McQueen's Turner Award winning show in Cape Town, it ought to be something special.

November 25 - April 1, 2001

South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Company Gardens, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 465-1628
Fax: (021) 461-0045
Email: sang@gem.co.za


Day of the Dead

'Day of the Dead - Dia de la Los Muertos' at Michaelis




Day of the Dead at Hiddingh Campus

'Day of the Dead - Dia de la Los Muertos' is an evening celebration of our ancestors, past and present. Based on the Mexican festival, also known as Todos Santos, this colourful event ought to be good fun. Not only good fun though, since underlying the celebration runs the subtext of AIDS victims to which this event aims to draw attention. Patrons are invited to bring offerings for the altars like candles, flowers, food and photographs. There will be live music and DJs Hamma and Jools as well as Krushed and Sorted. Dress as a skeleton for maximum effect.

Friday November 3 at 8 p.m.
Entrance free

     See Reviews

Michaelis/ Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town
Tel: 082 360-6390 or 082680-6029
Email: kgobesi@mweb.co.za or julia@lizard.co.za


Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall
David et Bethsabeé,1956
Lithograph




'La Lumiére des Origines' at the SANG

Marc Chagall is widely regarded as a master of 20th Century European modernism, and this extensive and important collection of his work will be the first such exhibition in South Africa, where it is split into two, with the paintings hanging in the Standard Bank Galleries in Johannesburg, and the tapestries and lithographs coming to the National Gallery. Chagall's life was characterised by loss, exile and rootlessness, but his spirit was revived in 1948 upon his return to France. It is this period which the show, two years in the planning, documents. For a show of this size and cultural significance to travel to South Africa, considerable organisation and funding is required. Initially a project of the French Insitute, the show is also suppported by the French Embassy and the Standard Bank.

Opening October 18, 6 p.m.

October 19 - January 14

South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Company Gardens, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 465-1628
Fax: (021) 461-0045
Email: sang@gem.co.za


Robin Rhode

Robin Rhode
Pipe bottle
From the artist's
recent show at the Market




Artist-in-residence: Robin Rhode

Robin Rhode will be at the South African National Gallery as an artist in residence. Born on the Cape Flats and living in Johannesburg, Robin Rhode has a particular interest in the subcultures and criminal elements of rough neighbourhoods. With the traditional medium of charcoal he draws on walls as artists have done in South Africa for centuries. In attempting to interact with his wall-drawings, he then blurs the boundaries between reality and illusion.

During this residency Robin Rhode will create new works dealing with urban crime. Rhode's performances have the power to engage with pertinent issues while challenging very fundamental preconceptions in our society. However, his fresh approach and off the wall humour ensure that his live performances and videos are both riveting and entertaining.

This residency is part of a larger project entitled 'Fresh', which will see seven young South African artists participating in month-long residencies at the Gallery. 'Fresh' is funded by the Stichtung Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds through an award made to Marlene Dumas.

Robin Rhode will be performing and interacting with visitors at the following times:

Thursday October 19, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., in the South African National Gallery, Room 6
Friday October 20, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., outside the South African National Gallery
Thursday November 2, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., at the South African National Gallery
Friday November 3, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., at the Slave Lodge in Parliament Street
Performances take place just after 12 p.m. at the South African National Gallery

October 12 - November 12

     See Reviews

For more information please contact Emma Bedford or Veronika Klaptocz

South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Company Gardens, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 465-1628
Fax: (021) 461-0045
Email: sang@gem.co.za


Musa Xaba

Musa Xaba exhibits his first solo show 'Remembering My Dream'



Musa Xaba at the Hänel

Musa Xaba was born in Durban, studied at the Natal Technikon and has lived and worked in Cape Town since 1993. This exhibition, entitled 'Remembering My Dream', will be his first solo show. It consists of black and white figurative drawings, which he describes as "The visualisation of a feeling" and the "realisation of a dream".

October 1 - November 30

     See Reviews

Hänel Gallery, 84 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 423-1406
Fax: (021) 423-5277
Email: eHaenel@compuserve.com


Musuku

From Heritage Day, Mapungupwe's golden rhinoceros will be on display



Musuku: Golden Links with our Past at the National Gallery

Curated by Carol Kaufmann, this exhibition celebrates the achievements of three satellites of a major trading empire situated along the Limpopo River and the north-eastern reaches of southern Africa. Musuku is the Luvenda word for gold, which was mined, worked and traded over vast distances by the Vhavenda and their ancestors for over 1000 years. Wealthy and powerful trading communities established themselves at sites known as Mapungubwe (c. AD 850 - 1250) Great Zimbabwe (c. 1300 - 1750) and Thulamela (c. 1350 - 1750). The inhabitants built complex stone-walled settlements and traded extensively with Indian Ocean merchants. They imported luxury goods from as far afield as Egypt and China, but most significantly created exquisite prestige objects for their own use in ivory, ceramic, stone and metals including some in gold.

For the first time the South African public will be able to view a selection of these works, including a newly proclaimed National Treasure - the golden rhinoceros from Mapungubwe. The only original soapstone bird from Great Zimbabwe remaining in South Africa will also feature on the exhibition. The opportunity to present these African icons results from a long-standing collaboration involving the SANG, University of Pretoria, the Venda and Shangaan communities, and Anglogold.

From September 24

South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, The Company Gardens, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 465-1628
Fax: (021) 461-0045
Email: sang@gem.co.za



STELLENBOSCH

Stellenbosch Student Exhibition

The annual graduate and undergraduate student exhibition is on for only two days. The show will include work by students from Fine Art, Graphic Design and from the only Jewellery degree course in the country. As is traditional with these kinds of affairs, the opening will be a party of sorts with DJs from 206 as well as a bar and food on sale.

November 24 - November 26, 6 p.m.

University of Stellenbosch, Fine Arts Building, Victoria Street, Stellenbosch
Tel: 021 808-3052




Exhibition of lights at the Dorp Street Gallery

Albertus Maree from Stellenbosch has collaborated with a host of artists to produce a series of lights from a variety of materials. Maree graduated with a B.Sc. from the UNISA and his B.Sc. Honours from the University of Stellenbosch. Since 1995 he has concentrated on designing lighting with a combination of traditional and alternative methods. The lights on show have been produced as commercially viable projects in collaboration with artists including Conrad Botes, Jonathan Comerford, Saar Maritz, John Murray, Nigel Mullins and Strijdom van der Merwe.

November 1 - November 29

The Dorp Street Gallery, 176 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
Tel/ Fax: (021) 887-2256
Email: dorp@adept.co.za


Alan Alborough

Alan Alborough
Installation detail
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg



Alan Alborough at The University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery

This year's Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner, Alan Alborough, is exhibiting at the University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery as is customary with new staff members in the Department of Fine Art in Stellenbosch. Since the beginning of the year, Alborough has been senior lecturer in the sculpture department. Although he is offering no clues about what he is to show, it should provide an interesting foretaste of his travelling Award show which only reaches the Western Cape next year.

October 16 - November 11

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US Gallery, corner of Dorp and Bird Streets, Stellenbosch
Tel: (021) 808-3254
Email: usmuseum@maties.sun.ac.za


Christine Dixie

The invitation image for Christine Dixie's latest show at the Ibis Art Centre



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Christine Dixie at The Ibis Art Centre

'Hide' is the title given to Dixie's show. Although the gallery is quite far off the beaten track, it does play host to some interesting shows (See '!Xoe' at the Bell-Roberts). The exhibition is to be opened with a "verbal installation" by Robert Berold and Dixie.

December 16 - January 27

Ibis Art Centre, Nieu Bethesda 6286
Tel /fax: ((049)8411623
E-mail: ibis@intekom.co.za
Website: www.ibisartcentre.co.za

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