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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Tina Skukan Gallery News

Dear Patrons, Clients, Artists and Friends. It is with great joy that we bring you the good news, that after being closed for almost two and a half months due to the Covid-19 National Lockdown, the Tina Skukan Gallery will open its doors again for retail on Tuesday 9 June 2020. The Tina Skukan Gallery will resume offering our visitors quality art by established and professional artists of South Africa. The oil paintings and monochrome copperplate-etchings by Elsie Weich entitled Pasche Bestiarum – a symbolic visual...

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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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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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‘Visible and Invisible Connections’

‘Visible and Invisible Connections’ by Salomi Prinsloo Pretoria based artist, Salomi’s “apple tree” has turned not into colourful geometric shapes, but into a “cloud”.  Her realistic and impressionistic aloes and floral studies are now transformed into softer shapes as they lose their sure forms due to looser lines and brushstrokes which gradually gained ground, until only the “cloud centre” remains; resembling just the essence and fragrances of the floral world visually. Her intention of presenting flowers and natural objects realistically, disappeared in a...

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