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South African Art Triumphs at Auction

Vladimir Tretchikoff (South African 1913-2006) THE HINDU DANCER, oil on canvas, 81 by 104cm

The auction floor at Stephan Welz & Co. in Cape Town last week was indeed 'Proudly South African', with two Maggie Laubser paintings and one Tretchikoff selling for over R1 million each, and an iconic Sydney Kumalo sculpture going for R728 000, nearly four times its estimated value. Laubser's Die Meidjie, which was estimated at R 900 000 - R1 100 000, sold for R1 680 000. "This painting is one of Laubser's iconic works, and a great example of her portraiture," said Anton Welz, Director of Stephan Welz & Co. "Adding to its attractiveness is the fact that it is something fresh on the market.  It was given to the seller by the artist herself, so has never before been for sale." Another Laubser painting, Portrait of a Woman with a Headscarf, sold for R1 008 000. Read more

Infecting the City

Infecting The City is a public arts festival that happens on the streets and various spaces of Cape Town, South Africa. The Festival provides an unusual opportunity for art, music, dance and performance to leave the confines of theatres and galleries and engage with or disrupt the daily activity on the streets and communal places of Cape Town’s Central Business District (CBD). The Festival's programme challenges audiences, breaches boundaries, shifts perspectives and helps to make sense of the public spaces we occupy. The Africa Centre is calling for proposals for its Infecting The City Public Arts Festival that will be held from the 11th – 15th March 2014. Read more

African Creative Economy Conference

Creative industries – poverty reduction or profit leverage?
Registration has opened for the third the 3rd Creative Economy Conference 2013 and the 4th Arterial Network Biennial Conference from 6 – 9 October 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa.African Creative Economy Conference (ACEC), which is expected to attract numerous delegates (including visitors from at least 40 African countries) to Cape Town, South Africa from 6-9 October this year. First held in Nairobi in December 2011, the conference rotates from region to region, with Cape Town being the Southern African host after the second conference was held in Dakar in November 2012. Read more

The Sasol New Signatures art competition deadline draws near

New and innovative artists who believe they have what it takes to make an impact in the art industry are encouraged to enter the 2013 Sasol New Signatures art competition before the closing date. Recognised as the longest running national art competition in South Africa, the Sasol New Signatures art competition offers an opportunity for artists to showcase their artwork and build their profile in the industry. Through this competition, artists can win fantastic cash prizes and the overall winner will hold a solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum next year. Read more

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National Arts Festival Nelson Mandela Bay Fringe & Roger Ballen's Playpen curated by Christina Naurattel, North West University Gallery

Athenaeum, Nelson Mandela Bay
27 June - 7 July 2013
Opens: 09:00 to 17:00 daily

Kate Gottgens: Malice Aforethought

SMAC Gallery, Cape Town
16 May - 6 July 2013

Neill Wright: The Hilarity of Reality

CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg
30 May - 22 June 2013
10 Years 100 Artists 2nd edition print run

In order to secure your copy of the 2nd edition print run of the sell out publication 10 Years 100 Artists please 
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Stickerbomb Monsters

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Jonah Sack @ Gallery AOP
1 June - 31 July 2013. JHB

Karin Preller: Just Above the Mantlepiece (Solo exhibition) @ Artspace
5 June - 3 July 2013. JHB

The Bag Factory, JHB

Neill Wright: The Hilarity of Reality @ CIRCA
30 May - 22 June 2013. JHB

Stephen Hobbs: Be Careful in the Working Radius @ David Krut Projects
30 May - 13 July 2013. JHB

Nicola Taylor: Root & Rise @ Everard Read
6 - 29 June 2013. JHB
The Seven Deadly Virtues @ Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio
8 - 22 June 2013. PTA

Various artists including: Gail Behrmann, Karin Daymond, William Kentridge, David Koloane and Samson Mnisi @ Gallery 2
21 May - 11 June 2013. JHB

Sue Williamson: All Our Mothers @ Goodman Gallery
16 May - 15 June 2013. JHB

Graham's Fine Art Gallery, JHB

Graham’s Fine Art Gallery exhibits a significant collection of important South African art.

Various Artists: Looking as Learning II @ Johannesburg Art Gallery
7 April - 25 August 2013. JHB

Michael Smith: Shifted @ Resolution Gallery
15 June - 17 August 2013. JHB

Standard Bank Young Artist 2012, Mikhael Subotsky: Retinal Shift @ Standard Bank Gallery
17 April - 15 June 2013. JHB
Stephan Welz & Co
Appraiser and auction house; jhb@stephanwelzandco.co.za. JHB
Strauss & Co
Fine Art Auctioneers/Consultants; jhb@straussart.co.za. JHB

Urban Masters: Group Exhibition @ St Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery
29 May - 30 June 2013. PTA

Craig Muller: Behind the Ochre Curtain @ UJ Art Gallery
5 - 26 June 2013. JHB

Ruth Sacke: Furniture Store @ Upstairs @ Bamboo
8 - 17 June 2013. JHB


From the Gallery collection (group exhibition) @ 34 Fine Art
18 May - 17 August 2013. CPT

Judith Mason: "Works on canvas, pencil drawings and graphic art" @ Abalone Gallery
7 - 16 June 2013. HERMANUS

Art in the Yard, Franschhoek

Critic's Choice: Group show, Verity Fitzgerald, Rima Geffen @ AVA
3 - 27 June 2013. CPT

Changing Faces: Profiling Portraits in South African Art @ Barnard Gallery
23 May - 18 July 2013. CPT

Pretend Pretend @ Culture urban+contemporary Gallery
28 May - 6 July 2013. CPT

The Benediction of Shade @ David Krut Projects
11 May - 31 August 2013. CPT

Hout Street Gallery
Founded in 1975, The Hout Street Gallery in Paarl specialises in South African paintings and fine art. CPT

Literary Festival Exhibition @ IS Art Gallery
18 May - 14 June 2013. FRANSCHHOEK

Thinking Aloud @ Kalk Bay Modern
5 - 25 June 2013. KALK BAY

Raisonne Publishers, CPT

Raisonné Publishers of South Africa is a resource of selected South African modern artists and their artworks.

Miniatures exhibition by various artists (Salon A); Theo Paul Vorster - Monoprints & Lino's (Salon B&C) @ Rust en Vrede
18 June - 18 July 2013. DURBANVILLE
Collections & Archives: A Group Painting Show @ Salon 91
22 May - 22 June 2013. CPT

Kate Gottgens: Malice Aforethought @ SMAC Cape Town
16 May - 6 July 2013. CPT

Hannatjie van der Wat: In Retro | Seventy-year Career Survey (1943-2013) @ SMAC Art Gallery
10 May - 22 June 2013. STELLENBOSCH

Southern Cape Exhibition @ Strydom Gallery
4 June - 5 July 2013. George

Stephan Welz & Co
Appraiser and auction house; ct@stephanwelzandco.co.za. CPT.
Strauss & Co
Fine Art Auctioneers/Consultants
ct@straussart.co.za. CPT


Pauline Gutter: The Last of Us @ Oliewenhuis
9 May - 23 June 2013. BFN

National Heritage Project @ Oliewenhuis
21 December 2012 - 20 June 2013. BFN

Cedric Nunn: Call and Response @ Oliewenhuis
25 April - 17 June 2013. BFN

Jan van der Merwe: Time and Space/Tyd en ruimte @ Oliewenhuis
1 July - 18 August 2013. BFN


The Artists' Press
Print studio. Hand printed original prints by leading South African artists


Wilma Cruise @ Grahamstown Arts Festival
27 June - 10 July 2013. GRAHAMSTOWN




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