ART EXHIBIT

TRETCHIKOFF: THE PEOPLE'S PAINTER

24 May 2011 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Vladimir Tretchikoff (1913–2006) - undoubtedly one of South Africa’s most controversial artists. Much maligned in 1960s by several members of arts community, there can be no doubt that he has become a cultural icon and remains a favourite artist to many South Africans.

In his heyday, exhibitions drew record audiences at home and abroad, and considered to be one of the richest artists, with earnings comparable to Picasso. He pioneered the idea of selling affordable copies of his works, enabling working class people to own art.

This retrospective exhibition aims to examine Tretchikoff anew and place him in contemporary perspective. Many iconic works such as the Chinese Girl and The Dying Swan are on display.

Hours - Open daily 10:00-17:00. Closed Workers Day and Christmas Day. Free entrance on selected commemorative days.

Isiko - S A National Art Gallery - Rms 4,5,6, Liberman Rm
Government Avenue, Company's Garden, Cape Town

VIRTUAL EARTH

18 Aug 2013 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Interactive digital theatre housed in a large (3.2 m diameter) back-projected hemisphere with animations of changes happening on earths surface. From touch screen select different views of our changing earth, earth at night, ozone hole evolution, earth surface temperatures, earth core structure or interactive atmospheric predictions. Enables better understanding of climate change within a global perspective. South African Museum - 25 Queen Victoria Str, Gardens, Cape Town. Hours 10:00 - 17:00 daily. Closed Workers Day and Christmas Day. Parking and Disabled access.

Wealth of No Nations

18 Aug 2013 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Reflections on forms of misplacements occurring since colonies have existed and refers to the title of a book written in 1776 by Adam Smith. British-Ghanaian artist Godfried Donkor created his works following a period of research in 2007, the bicentenary year of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire. Work reflects abuses linked with human trade across the oceans, highlighting their echoes and ongoing relevance through combining colonial imagery and contemporary media and iconography. Kagiso Pat Mautloa, using found objects and collage, focuses on currency as an emblem of exploitation in modern society, capturing a sense of discomfort and tension with the ongoing ramifications of slavery and human trade. RESOLUTION Gallery Joburg

Wild Life Art

14 Aug 2011 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Exhibition features artists concerns for endangered species, as well as constrictions of ancient animal migration routes by human interference.

Cobus van der Walt, a well-known wildlife artist, has sparked interest with a new direction in his work. ‘Starts’ is an oil painting of the onset of a road being built through the Serengeti Game Park in Tanzania.

Van der Walt’s works form core installation within context of exhibition, speaking of impact recreation has on wild habitat in the Serengeti. Works occasionally feature three dimensional elements that trigger curiosity and encourage viewer participation.

Other participating artists include: Noel Ashton, Tania Babb, Lin Barrie, Bowen Boshier, Peter Diggery, Paul Dixon, John Ellison, Zakkie Eloff, Gary Frier, Peter Gray, Richard Gunston, Margot Hattingh, Errol Hayden, Donald Heywood, Rudolf Hough, Jenny Hyde-Johnson, Barry Jackson, Diane Johnson-Ackerman, Elbe Joubert Domröse, Thami Kitty, Marinda Koch, Robert Koch, Karin Kruger, David Kuijers, Jen Lewis, Sue Maas, Nicolaas Maritz, Adolfo Mcque, Peter Midlane, Sheila Petousis, Elizabeth Poulsom, Maureen Quin, Bridget Randall, Stephen Rautenbach, Miriam Schwartz, Lyn Smuts, Marilyn Southey, Frederike Stokhuyzen, Steve Tugwell, Joan van Gogh, Douw van Heerden, Peter van Straten, Timothy Zantsi

Many artists have agreed to donate a portion of sales of the work included in the exhibition to a charity of their choice for the duration of the exhibition. These charities include WESSA, IFAW, Save our Seabirds and Cheetah Outreach.

60 Church Str Cape Town

WILLIAM FEHR COLLECTION

20 Sep 2009 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Cape Town businessman, William Fehr (1892–1968), first loaned this collection of oil paintings, furniture, ceramics, metal and glassware for public exhibition at Castle in 1952.

In 1964, South African government purchased collection. In following year Fehr donated his collection of artworks on paper. Objects in collection date from 17th to 19th centuries and reflect furnishings of well-to-do, mainly Cape urban households.

Hours : Open daily: 09:00 - 16:00. Closed: Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Castle of Good Hope - Buitenkant Str, opposite Grand Parade, Cape Town

William Fehr Collection

01 Jan 2011 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Exhibited at the Castle of Good Hope and Rust en Vreugd, both historic buildings. Castle houses component of oil paintings, furniture and decorative arts. Rust en Vreugd houses art on paper – prints, drawings and watercolours. Artefacts include art works date from late seventeenth to early nineteenth century, period of Dutch colonial settlement and, after 1795, era of British occupation. Rust en Vreugd - 78 Buitenkant Str, Cape Town. Hrs: Open Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 17:00 / Closed Sat, Sun, Christmas Day, Workers Day

WONDERFUL WORLD OF WASPS

18 Aug 2013 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Exhibition showcases diversity of wasps from structural as well as biological perspective. Species-rich insect group, Hymenoptera includes wasps, ants and bees, and encompasses a vast range of lifestyles, from primitive plant feeding species, through to parasitoids and predators.

Includes over 100 photographs illustrating spectacular diversity of form, colour and biology present in this group of ecologically and economically important insects.

Hours : Open daily 10:00-17:00. Closed Workers Day and Christmas Day.

Pic : Fig wasp pollinators (Courtella species) entering Ficus modesta. Photograph by Simon van Noort.

Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Str, Gardens, Cape Town

Young Designers Market

21 Aug 2013 to 30 Apr 2014 Art Exhibit
Every Wednesday Shopping experience at Young Designers Market . Designers : Aaliyah, Paige Smith & Bohemi - designer dresses, tops, and jackets John Bauer and Will Martin - intricate, poetic ceramics, both finalists at the Design Indaba Vestibull - Edgy, enigmatic clothing and canvasses Beer Monkey - Cheeky guys tshirts Pre-Loved - Rad vintage gear. Time: 3 – 9pm