Monday, January 14, 2013

Public Artwork walkabout in Johannesburg

Join Hannelie Coetzee on a walkabout around town to view public artworks she's made since 2010.

You'll start in Braamfontein at the recently comissioned 'Hawk here' by WITS's Indian Studies Department. See the address below.

TIME: Meet  at 10am sharp
DATE: Sunday 20 January 2012
PLACE: Cnr. Henri and Jorrisen Street, Braamfontein. (Diagonally opposite Senate house)
ITINERARY: Meet at 10 am Braamfontein, then in convoy to Fordsburg, then Rissik Street Post office, JAG and then Maboneng districy at Arts on Main for a lunch at the Sunday market. See if you can join some friends to make the convoy shorter. The Maboneng works will be viewed after a quick lunch. We will meet at the market Cnr Berea and Fox streets again at 1h00.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

New work by Strijdom van der Merwe

An Art work commissioned by the Zeitz Foundation ( Puma International ) for the Segera Lodge, Kenya

The work is inspired by the geological phenomenon known as sliding or moving stones where rocks move in long tracks along a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. Africa is a continent of migration: the migration of animals and as the cradle of human kind the migration of humans to other continents. These 8 stone were placed randomly in the landscape with long drag lines behind them. All the stones are engraved with lines and words related to migration were placed in these lines to reflect in the sunlight as the day progress.

For more work by the artist, view

Simon Max Bannister, Artist: Crush - Wave of fire

Simon Max Bannister, Artist: Crush - Wave of fire: "Crush", Simon Max Bannister, 2012 While collecting numerous pieces of driftwood that lay on the banks of the Tugela River Mouth... read more on Simon's blog