SPRING EQUINOX – Change of Season

An exhibition of mixed media work ranging from paintings, ceramic work, to sculptures by Angela Banks, Bronwyn Schalkwyk, Haydee Breganski Melanie Fatti, Michele Nigrini, Ruth Walter Sanna Swart and Steffie Joubert celebrating the SPRING EQUINOX (Change of season) Equinox descends from aequus, the Latin word for “equal,” and nox, the Latin word for “night”—a fitting history for a word that describes the day of the year when the sun crosses the equator on September 22 when the daytime and night-time are equal in length. The fact that day and...

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The Black Swan – Elsie de Beer Weich

Black Swan is a theatrical cubistic oil painting symbolizing our economic uncertainty and human suffering caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Inspired by Nassim Taleb’s term Black Swan. I have created a seemingly hostile composition of two swans a man, woman and child staged in a graphic COVID 19 battlefield. My intention with this dramatic scene is to remind us that as tomorrow yesterday’s insight must change our position from one of victim to victor. Taleb explains that a black swan is...

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‘Ransom’ – Annemie Odendaal

An exhibition consisting of various printing techniques, pen and ink and oil paintings by Annemie Odendaal entitled Ransom In the current climate of today’s world, we can find ourselves so easily trapped in a bad situation, whether it is a failed relationship, career or environmental anxiety. We are being kept hostage in our lives, and more importantly in our minds as well. Only once we make that decision to break free, we will feel that heavy weight you have been carrying slowly lifting, and we can spread our...

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Through the Lens of the Artist

An exhibition of mixed media work, ranging from painting, printing, ceramics, photography and sculptural work by Philip Badenhorst, Alain Nortjé, Nellien Brewer, Minitza van der Walt, Lein Smuts, Loeritha Saayman, Liekie Fouché, Werner Nieuwoudt, Carin Labuschagne, Ann Karstell and John Tapuch. entitled ‘Through the lens of the artist’ “By being creative, we really do fall in love with the world and in that act we transform the ordinary into the extraordinary” Dewitt Jones – Top photographer, National Geographic Each artist observes with a very personal lens. He looks...

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Fabric, Fibre & Threads

A collection of functional artistic textiles, fabrics and wearable art pieces on show and available at the Tina Skukan Gallery from Saturday 20 June 2020 until 15 July 2020. Articles that have an important bearing on our daily lives with a wide range of applications such as covering, warmth and personal adornment, especially now during winter. Also decorative items such as hand printed/painted fabric, photographic prints on textiles, patchwork, hand embroidered functional pieces, and many more delightful projects that explore the possibilities of basic...

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Pasche Bestiarum, a symbolic visual narrative celebrating Easter – Elsie dB Weich

An exhibition of oil paintings and monochrome copperplate-etchings by Elsie Weich entitled ‘Pasche Bestiarum’ – a symbolic visual narrative celebrating Easter This delightful exhibition is aimed at celebrating Easter. This bestiary illustrates the symbolic eyewitness account of animals, insects and plants present during the life journey of Christ and inspired by medieval bestiary tradition to use symbolism and allegory to impart moral lessons with illustrations of animals. The allusive symbolism of animals mentioned in the Bible is used in an unconventional approach to illustrate the narrative...

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Senses

An exhibition of mixed media paintings by Lientjie Wessels  –  Linda Pretorius  –  Rogerio d’Andrade entitled ‘Senses’ The exhibition “SENSES” is the intuitive perception perceived by three artists, of the 5 faculties of the mind, namely sight, taste, smell, hearing and touch as well as the faculty of feeling, thought and meaning. We meet the muscular sense, giving a sensation of physical effort, also intuitive perception, a sense of humour and sagacity, as well as a sense of the aesthetic. The impression on the mind is formed...

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20/20 Vision

20/20 Vision An exhibition of 20 x 20cm mixed media works by Diek Grobler, Michèle Nigrini, Retha Buitendach, Danie de Wet, Kim Gladwin, Cecile Burger, Dalene Pierini, Elmarie Daschner, Danel Gravett-Burger, Philip Badenhorst, Eugenie Marais and Inanda Page 20/20 Vision expresses the sharpness, and the ability to distinguish details and shapes, of objects at a distance of 20 feet. Being able to see clearly provides us with knowledge that enables us see objects with a heightened awareness of what is happening around us, of their visual...

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Wit leuens en lastige waarhede / White lies and inconvenient truths

An exhibition of  found objects, ceramic and mixed media by  Piet Grobler – Corné Joubert – Marinda du Toit entitled Wit leuens en lastige waarhede / White lies and inconvenient truths In times of immediate mass communication, the collective tools of white lies and unspeakable truths seem to protect existing establishments, ridiculous assumptions and ideas and positions of power. Ceramic objects, sculptured characters and two-dimensional illustrations portray the three artists’ playful yet ironic view on this inconvenient truth. An interest in language and text, a...

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION by Darren Aiken

An exhibition of mixed media works by Darren Aiken entitled ‘LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION’ This exhibition comprises ‘Portrait Head to Toe’ chess sets. Satire is used to set politicians and World leaders on a contentious stage against each other. A3 ink figures depict South African life and movement. They express the existence of people in our country, where every person has a basic right to expect a roof over his head, an opportunity for a job, means to eat beyond the expectation of hunger, and a society that cares...

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