Now Showing – Erf 81: Two Decades of living on the Fringe

25 May – 25 June 2017

The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery is proud to present Erf 81: Two decades of living on the fringe by Ashely Walters, Andre Laubscher and Dirk Winterbach. This is a project of the "Other Histories Initiative" at the Centre for Curating the Archive, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.


This exhibition hopes to offer an insight into the complex life of Erf 81, also known as the Tamboerskloof Farm, through the contemplative images of photographer Ashely Walters. They show Erf 81 as a space situated between the urban city centre and a national park, in which people, animals, as well as the small creatures that inhabit the slopes of Signal Hill, live in a nurturing, creative relationship with each other.

Also included here are the sculptures and fragments of sculptural installations of André Laubscher and Dirk Winterbach, two residents of the farm whose works are both deeply aware of the broader social issues they address, and inseparably linked to the land on which they were made.

Ashley Walters | Sanctuary, Tamboerskloof Farm, 2015 | Archival Pigment Ink on Cotton Paper | 6+3AP 84,5X59 | (Frame size)

Ashley Walters | Andre’s Chain and Key Collection, Tamboerskloof Farm, 2015 | Archival Pigment Ink on Cotton Paper | 6+3AP | 80X115cm (Frame Size)

Also on show:

Sweat Prints 

New works by Peirre Vermeulen

New works on paper in the Long Gallery

 Sweat Print no.6, Sweat and gold leaf imitate on aluminium panel, 1500 x 1200mm, 2016

Mixed Space 

A video series by Zara Julius

Mixed Space a video series premiering at the AVA, May 25th