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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Tina Skukan Gallery and the Covid-19 National Lockdown

Due to the current lockdown levels, the Tina Skukan Gallery and Tea Garden are still temporarily closed. All exhibitions are therefore postponed and visitation not permitted until further notice and the restrictions are lifted. The health and well-being of our artists, patrons, clients and friends are of the utmost concern and with everyone’s safety in mind, we need to ensure that all our loyal and generous visitors come back happy and healthy in due time. However, the exhibition of oil paintings and...

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Craig Muller Opening Address by Kobus Rossouw

I am not objective about Craig’s art as I am a huge fan of his work, like all of us here. This speech is merely an attempt to please practical expectations and conventions, it will in no way add to or enhance Craig’s art, the art stands on its own. I am extremely suspicious of exhibition opening speeches for two reasons. I am not adequately versed in artsy bollocks… which is fancy speak for: I just don’t understand 90% of speeches, art, or...

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