Art Guide 20 July – 26 July 2012

The visual activist and photographer had her work stolen earlier this year, which documented hate crimes and gender issues in Africa.  This exhibition will feature photographs of the crime scene as well as some of the works she managed to keep as well as some new work.
She uses the power of visual material, offered by photographs and film, to affirm existing realities and expose truths and the cruel aspects of 21st century South African society where loving can be dangerous.
26 July – 1 September
Steven Art Gallery, 160 Sir Lowry, Woodstock

SeeingEye, a group exhibition curated by Leigh-Anne Niehausthat focuses on the stylistic and conceptual relationship between a selection of painting and photography.
Until 15 August
Brundyn & Gonsalves, 71 Loop Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 424 5150

Grande exhibition
This will coincide with the Franschhoek Literary Festival
‘Altered Pieces’ is an exhibition of contemporary altarpieces inspired by the lyrics of Leonard Cohen
‘Transformed’ by Anton Smit.  an extensive group show with artworks by prominent South African contemporary artists such as Eugenie Marais, Christo Basson, Emma Willemse, Erica Prinsloo, MJ Lourens, JP Meyer, Elise Wessels, Gina Niederhumer, Hetty Zandman, Pieter Haasbroek, Johannes du Plessis, Hester Viles, Pienaar van Niekerk, André du Toit, Gavin Risi and Derick Smith, among others.
Botanical artworks by Barbara Pretorius and a photographic exhibition of indigenous succulents by Riaan Chambers will be shown in The Shop.
Until 6 August
The Gallery, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Tel: (021) 876 8630