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July 30, 2015 - Comments Off on Cape Town Salon – A Tribute to Rose Korber – Opening 2nd Dec 2015 – will run until 30th Jan 2016

Cape Town Salon – A Tribute to Rose Korber – Opening 2nd Dec 2015 – will run until 30th Jan 2016

A COLOURFUL TRIBUTE SUMMER SHOW
FOR COLLECTORS, FIRST-TIME BUYERS,
VISITORS AND ALL ART-LOVERS

The Cape Town Salon opens December 2, 2015

THE vibrancy of local art – its playfulness, but also its colourful social suss - is the thread that runs through the rather eclectic group exhibition that the Association for Visual Arts has put together for its end-of-year summer celebration in the AVA Gallery.

Titled the Cape Town Salon, the show will open on Wednesday, December 2 and run for the duration of the festive season. A wide range of paintings, prints and ceramics will be on display and for sale.

As the classic title ‘salon’ suggests, the artworks chosen, are meant for a more intimate experience - one that would ultimately manifest itself more personally when it finds a permanent home after being acquired by an art lover. The AVA Gallery’s interior has been especially furnished for the occasion, with help from new partners Madame Zingara and Stokperd Home Décor.

It is an important imperative of an exhibition like this (unlike one-person shows) that the works complement one another and that they are for sale – at an affordable price.

The non-profit Association for Visual Arts has been an active supporter of local art for many decades. Part of this vision is to take good artworks into people’s homes. Both appreciation and acquisition are promoted by the salon.

The first Cape Town Salon – it is hoped to become an end-of-year tradition – is also offered as a special ‘Tribute to Rose Korber’.

The esteemed art dealer and, for many years, member of the AVA and its predecessor’s committees, introduced the salon concept to Cape Town more than 20 years ago. Held annually at the end of the year, Ms Korber brought together art from the most diverse sources and studios, artists famous and unknown – all chosen with an expert eye.

She will be guest of honour at the opening.

The Cape Town Salon – A Tribute to Rose Korber will run until January 9, 2016.

* On Tuesday, December 1, as a preview to this important exhibition, a fundraising wine-and-art event will be presented at the gallery. Synaesthesia will match different wines from top producers with various artworks on show.

More information: 021-4247436

March 27, 2015 - Comments Off on A PRISTINE LAND INTERRUPTED GALLERY CONVERSATION

A PRISTINE LAND INTERRUPTED GALLERY CONVERSATION

Saturday 28 March 11am – 12pm

Association of Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery

35 Church street, Cape Town, Western Cape

Join Rick Rohde, Hanien Conradie, Virginia MacKenny and Angus MacIntosh for a conversation about our relationship with the landscapes we inhabit and the implications of these relationships for social, economic and environmental justice.

Rick Rohde is an Anthropological Research Fellow and Co-investigator for the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project focusing on the historical ecologies of the Namib and intangible cultural heritage of western Namibia. His work spans political ecology, land reform, and politics of climate change science, historical ecology, and visual ethnography.

Hanien Conradie is an artist whose work searches for answers to questions around belonging, uniqueness, and our relationship with the natural environment.

Angus MacIntosh is a grass farmer and carbon sequestrator. His farm, outside Stellenbosch, applies Biodynamic agricultural principles and practices in raising cattle, laying hens, vegetables and vines.

Virginia MacKenny is head of painting at the Michaelis School of Fine Art. She is also an independent art critic, writer and established painter with a special interest in environmental issues.

August 20, 2014 - Comments Off on Skattie Celebrates in partnership with Art South Africa – Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:00

Skattie Celebrates in partnership with Art South Africa – Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:00

 

 

SKATTIE, WHAT ARE YOU WEARING? started as platform to share the ups and downs of South African fashion. It has since become a cultural powerhouse, featuring local art, design, fashion and events curated by Malibongwe Tyilo, Visi Magazine’s editor-at-Large. As avid supporters of emerging artists, Tyilo and trend forecaster and fashion blogger, Sandiso Ngubane combined forces to present the second instalment of their SKATTIE CELEBRATES event series, in association with Art South Africa magazine. Sponsors include Spier Wine, Bombay Sapphire Gin and BOS Ice Tea.

April 7, 2014 - Comments Off on ANTI-AIRCRAFT GIRL: A NEW SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION BY STEFAN BLOM 15 April – 8 May 2014

ANTI-AIRCRAFT GIRL: A NEW SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION BY STEFAN BLOM 15 April – 8 May 2014

 

Stefan Blom Studio

Stefan Blom Studio

 

Anti-aircraft girl (2014) – the sculptural amalgamation of a female torso with the mechanism of an anti-aircraft weapon – is an immersive installation which ironically emphasizes non-participation. The polychrome fibreglass figure implies a complex and reciprocal relationship between its sculptural form and the colour enhancing it, modified into a mutual dependency. The artist’s intention is to explore the complex relationships when a personal sense of morality goes up in arms against authoritative coercion.

BIOGRAPHY 

Stefan Blom (born in 1963, lives and works in Cape Town) is a sculptor whose work is shown primarily in European and American galleries and museums. Blom was a nominee for the FNB Vita Art Now Awards (1996), and has completed work and permanent installations for the District Six Museum and St George's Cathedral, both in Cape Town.

 

February 3, 2014 - Comments Off on The AVA Gallery Benefit Auction hosted by Provenance Auction House / Wednesday,19 February 2014

The AVA Gallery Benefit Auction hosted by Provenance Auction House / Wednesday,19 February 2014

This exciting event will take place at the Provenance Auction House, 6-8 Vrede Street, Gardens, in Cape Town at 18:30 for 19:00.  A preview night on the 12th of February at Provenance Auction house at 18:30 for 19:00, paired with wine and canapés will give prospective bidders the chance to leisurely view works one week prior to the official auction.

The proceeds of this auction will benefit the AVA Galley and will go towards maintaining its role as a platform for the development of the visual arts in the Western Cape – a role that it has performed successfully at 35 Church Street for the past 42 years. All of the funds raised on the night will secure the AVA Gallery's continued exhibitions and Artreach development programmes.

As Jane Alexander has said of the AVA:

‘In a country where most of the population has extremely limited, if any, access to art, the AVA plays an extremely important role.  Apart from providing support for artists through Artreach funding, it is virtually the only central, accessible, neutral, comparatively affordable and respected venue for established, young, and lesser known artists to show their work.’

Over 70 works of art by national and internationally recognised artists will be auctioned, including the likes of William Kentridge, Jane Alexander, Cameron Platter, Dan Halter and Jan-Henri Booyens. Beginning bids will be below retail gallery prices. The Provenance Auction House will conduct this benefit art auction.

All of those attending the viewing on 12 February will be entered into a raffle and could stand the chance of winning a valuable editioned print by a well-known South African artist.  This work will be awarded on 19 February at the auction.

For more information contact Laura at The AVA Gallery : info@ava.co.za /  (021) 424 7436 / For an online catalogue email Paul at Provenance Auction House : info@provenanceart.co.za / (021) 461 8009

Mervyn Gers Ceramics - Walter Battiss transfer on plate - Figure, White

Mervyn Gers Ceramics - Walter Battiss transfer on plate - Figure, White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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