The NSA Gallery presents three short exhibitions from 13 – 22 September 2001. In the Main Gallery One continent, many facets The fourth De Beers Shining Lights Awards Collection may be viewed. In the Mezzanine Gallery the visitor will experience a photographic installation by Val Adamson which was originally commissioned by the Playhouse Company, for the South African Women’s Arts Festival 2001. And in the Park Gallery and Arts Cafe Wall The Rotary Art Exchange Exhibition will be shown which was organised by the Rotary Club of Durban.
One continent, many facets
The fourth De Beers Shining Lights Awards Collection
Last year De Beers commenced the fourth De Beers Shining Light Awards, and entrants were asked to draw inspiration from the rich symbolism of Africa and to produce innovative and progressive pieces of diamond jewellery. The results exceeded expectations, and the NSA Gallery will showcase this brilliant collection for one week only.
Pieces by Kim Goosen, Comine Venter, Riette Voster, Sid Forman, Neena Rama and Ella Mentis amonngs others will be on display.
A photographic installation by Val Adamson
Originally commissioned by the Playhouse Company, for the South African Women’s Arts Festival 2001
Known for her startling and vibrant vision, Val Adamson brings her acclaimed photographic installation first featured during the South African Women’s Arts Festival to the NSA Gallery. The work is dedicated to women, and thematically explores “women through the ages from day one onwards”, and seeks to represent the inherent beauty in women’s shapes through life’s changes. Instead of the usual photographic print, Adamson explores new ways of presenting photographs and experimenting with new mediums.
Adamson solo exhibitions includes “Caught in the Act” (1998) and Textured Lives (1993 – 1996).
PARK GALLERY and Arts Café Wall
The Rotary Art Exchange Exhibition
Organised by the Rotary Club of Durban
Opening on Sunday 16 September at 4:00 pm
Early in 2001 the Rotary Club of Durban organised an art exchange between local school children and their peers in Portugal. This was done in collaboration with a rotary Club in Portugal. The motivation behind this project was to encourage youth to become aware of children in other countries, almost like a pen-pal situation.
The four schools in the greater Durban area that participated include Durban Girls High, Durban High, Kingsway School and Zwelibanzi High in Umlazi. Themes explored by the children include Our community, The environment and Peace.