23 & 24 September 2017
List of Artists and Guest Artists September 2017
IVAN TROLLIP (no. 5) Painting, Prints
LIZ VAN DEN BERG (no. 7) Painting, Japanese Fish Prints (Gyotaku) + Body Prints
JOSHUA MILES (no. 9) Woodcut Mono Prints + Reduction Woodcut Prints
HUGO DE VILLIERS – Oil Painting
ILSE NIEMAN – Paper Art
NIËL JONKER (no. 11) Landscape Painting, Bronze
KALI VAN DER MERWE (no. 13) Fine Art Photography, Sculpture
AMANDA ARP – Functional Art
AMANDA JEPHSON (no 14) Oil Painting, Drawing, Etching
BRENDA PARKER (no.16) Jewellery
ROBERT NZAOU – Photography
PHILIP JOHN (no.18) Sculpture, Drawing
JAN VINGERHOETS (no.19) Functional Art
Special Events – September 2017
Exotic Lunch (no.13)
Sweet Potato and Coconut soup
with Curry Bread
Cooked with passion by Jon Daamen
Served Sat and Sun R50 a plate
Guest Artists – September 2017
Robert Nzaou (hosted by Brenda Parker no 16)
Robert Nzaou, is a Congolese self taught photographer born in Congo Brazzaville.
He now lives between Cape Town in South Africa and Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo.
He graduated in Marketing Management at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (South Africa 2005) and returned to Congo for the first time in November of 2010.
He started photography in 2014 and since then his work has been exhibited in Congo, South Africa and Italy, also featured in various online and print publications such as Le Monde.fr, RFI.fr, between10and5, Africandigitalart.com, Afropunk.com and Sawubona, the South African Airways in-flight magazine, amongst others.
About the work
The photos I will exhibiting are part of my photo series called Obsession that deals with the politics of black hair.
In Africa there’s a new trend, the market is being flooded by fake hair, wearing weaves and bleaching skin is supported by mainstream media, natural hair is in danger of disappearing. Straight hair and light skin has become the new “beauty”.
“Obsession” is intended as a celebration of the beauty and strength of natural beauty.
Hugo de Villiers – Oil Painting (hosted by Joshua Miles no 9)
Qualifications: BAFA [University of Stellenbosch – 1991] & HDE [UNISA]
Resides in Boston, Cape Town, South Africa.
Teaching secondary school Art for more than 20 years.
Experience in teaching adult drawing & painting [oils] private classes.
Woordfees x2 – Stellenbosch
Tiny Treasures I – III -Artb
Drawing the Line -Artb
The Grand II -Rust-en-Vrede
30×40 Members Choice – Artb
Tiny Treasures – Artb
Winter Traffic [solo] -Rust-en-Vrede Gallery [in conjunction with Johan Coetzee & Theo Paul Voster]
City Lights [solo] – Artscape Foyer [in conjunction with sculptor Gerhard van Eck]; 2017 Woordfees (Opskiet) – US Museum; Pniel Museum Gallery group exhibition; Finalist in Bouchard Finlayson Tondo art competition; Karroo Art Hotel.
Subject matter: Synthetic night lights and distorted, blurry moving forms through a car windscreen. I am not painting street scenes, nor city scapes. Imitating the naturalistic scene is not the goal – the balanced, unified composition of colours, tones and shapes is the goal. From afar it may look like a street or city scene, but close up it becomes little more than spontaneous brush marks of contrasting tones and colours. I am trying to capture an atmosphere of organised chaos and vibrant energy, but with the main focus on the medium and the style, not the subject.
Inspiration: My surroundings. Cape Town city on a stormy winters night. Work from original and personally edited photographs.
Style: Expressive, abstracted, gestural & impressionistic.
Technique: Impasto approach – textured paint application. Delicate colour mixing from various primary colours [+viridian] and loose, visible brush strokes. Three whites [mixing white; zinc & titanium] also form part of the pallete. Black is excluded from the range.
Medium: Oils on canvas.
Biggest challenge: Knowing when to stop! “Over-painting” delivers a sterile product.
Ilse Nieman – Paper Art (hosted by Joshua Miles no 9)
I co-own an Art supplies and Frame shop with my husband. This is my day job, but also gives me the opportunity to work on my art.
An Art & Design course, with subjects such as Textile design and printing, Graphic processes, drawing etc, gave me the love and tools to express myself in the design that I now use in my art works.
I absolutely love doing art, as a child this was all I wanted to do. I started painting in 2009, had my first solo exhibition of oil paintings in 2010 at Rust-en Vrede Gallery. I started working towards another solo, but promptly got bored with the subject matter and medium.
I discovered Origami and joined instagram where I found a lot of inspiration. Enjoying the paper and folding techniques, and the beautiful objects created with paper. Consequently I discovered paper cutting and this art medium really resonated with me. It brought me back to design which I used to love. So I started using my four cats as muses and so the Cat-Outs was born.
Amanda Arp – Functional Art (hosted by Kali van der Merwe no 13)