University of Pretoria Graduate, Heidi Fourie is constantly rethinking the notion of ‘the painting.’
She is inspired by the nature of the medium, embracing the language of mark-making to explore the balance of order and chaos, control and uncontrollability, figuration and its negation in the picture plane.
Until 24 September
Salon91, 91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 424 6930
‘Ephemeral Pleasures’ is a group art exhibition exploring the fleeting appreciation for human artifacts made to be temporary in order to increase their perceived aesthetic value, as well as the subjective and transient nature of human pleasure. The works of 45 South African artists covering this theme will be on public display in Franschhoek.
Until 18 September
Moor Gallery, 4 Bordeaux Street, Fraschhoek
Tel: 083 7396169
Nature’s Best Photography Africa 2016
An exhibition of the winning images from Nature’s Best Photography Africa 2016. The annual African focused nature photography competition is about depicting Africa’s unique biodiversity and wildlife.
Until 25 September
Pensioners @ R15, Under 18 @ R15 & Adults @ R30
25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 481 3800
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016
The exhibition showcases a selection of 41 images from all over the world, from photographers exploring unusual perspectives and interesting insights into the underwater world. South African Pier Mane, winner of the Up & Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016, also has his work featured.
Until 30 September
Chavonnes Battery Museum, Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Michaelis Prize winner, Joshua Miles uses the Japanese tradition of woodcut printmaking as inspirations for his work. He has expanded his skill set to include reduction lino cut and mono print techniques as well. The exhibition titled Overberg In Print features a selection of prints representing the the Western Cape’s landscape with a focus on the Overberg district.
Until 7 September
South African Print Gallery Annex, 109 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
Tel: (021) 4626851
An acclaimed expressionist painter, Koloane presents his new body of work in a solo exhibition, In the City. Since the 1950s, the artist has confronted the urban world in figural renderings and bold colors to develop a powerful mode of social criticism. Koloane depicts the city of Johannesburg in swirling, swaying, and executed brush strokes. At the centre of the exhibition is a new stop-motion animated video, created from a series of detailed pencil drawings.
Until 7 September
Goodman Gallery, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
Tel: (021) 462 7573
Bit by Bit Mosaic
Experience a day you will always remember. Half day Saturday workshop that is perfect for beginners – ‘you will be amazed at what you can achieve after just 1/2 a day,’ says owner Kerry Atherstone. Take the first step and we will guide you through the mosaic process. All the workshops are very practical.
R400 per person & Special rates when booking for 2 people.
Observatory, Cape Town
Tel: 079 042 3908
Big Tree Mosaics
Join Michelle McConnell, who started her journey into the art of mosaics after an inspirational trip to Turkey, at her home studio in Durbanville.
9:30am – 12:30pm & 6pm – 8pm
R60 – R90
42 Primula Crescent, WellwayPark East, Durbanville
Tel: 073 653 2688
Fiddlewood Pottery Studios
Classes are small and intimate giving student’s ample individual attention as they learn the tricks of the trade. Beginners are more than welcome to come and learn about pottery basics such as; glazing, firing, hand as well as wheelwork.
10am – 12:30pm, 7:30pm – 10pm & 5pm – 9:30pm
Fiddlewood Pottery Studio 88, 1st Avenue, Harfield Village, Claremont
Tel: (021) 671 2515