Learn more about the ceramics collection at the Tatham Art Gallery

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A Linnware vessel on display in the Tatham Art Gallery’s ceramics room. Photo: Supplied

THE Tatham Art Gallery will be hosting the first of a two-part walkabout, titled ‘Early South African Studio Ceramics’, at 2.30 pm on Friday, August 4.

The second part will look at the historical context of the works on Friday, August 18. Continue reading

Ardmore ceramics heading to Kimberley for a colourful exhibition

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Somandla Ntshalintshali sculpted this elegant Oryx Vase, which features bold geometric and floral designs painted by his long-time collaborator, Jabu Nene. It is one of the works being exhibited at the William Humphreys Gallery in Kimberley. Photo: Ardmore Ceramic Art

ARDMORE Ceramic Art will be showcasing its colourful work at the ‘In Full Colour’ – David Walters and Friends Exhibition at the William Humphreys Art Gallery in Cullinan Crescent, Kimberley.

The exhibition opens on July 13 and runs until August 12. Continue reading

Ardmore celebrates the Zambezi’s fabulous fauna and flora in the Great Zambezi exhibition heading to London

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A Lillian Lovebird urn created for ‘The Great Zambezi’ Exhibition which will take place in London at the Patrick Mavros flagship store from May 18 to 28. This piece was sculpted by Teboho Ndlovu and painted by Siyabonga Mabaso. Photo: Ardmore

FLOCKS of brightly coloured birds and an abundance of wildlife – which includes hippos, elephants, black rhinos, wild dogs, cheetah and lions – can be found around the Zambezi River.

This diversity of fauna and flora has inspired the first collaboration between KwaZulu-Natal-based Ardmore Ceramic Art and the Parisian fashion house, Hermès. Continue reading

13th Annual Affordable Art Show at artSPACE durban

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RUNNING until Saturday, January 16 at artSPACE durban is the 13th Annual Affordable Art Show.

Says Karen Bradkte: “We have managed to select and collect a wide range of fine art.  The gallery is full of a wide selection of works to give the buyers plenty to choose from.

“The maximum sale price is R3 500 once again this year.  Over 70 artists are participating and have brought us a variety of works from oil paintings, ceramics, prints, photographs, drawings and more.

“What is special about this exhibition over our others, is that when you purchase the artwork(s): you pay and then you can take!!  This encourages people to buy during this show for themselves, family and friends!!”

The Annual Affordable Art Show gives people the chance to start their collections at an affordable price.  If you are already a collector there is plenty to choose from to add to your collection.

Participating artists include: Tony Starkey, Angie Arbuthnot, Patricia McLuckie, Jean Elworthy, Corina Lemmer, Rob Bolter, Celeste van der Merwe, Zaf Zafer, Terence King, Lesley Ireland Mathew, Anne Schauffer, Cameron De Bruyn, Pam Smith, Mariek Petzer, Corné Eksteen, Andrew Swanepoel (swany), Pam Donegan, Raja Oshi, Izolda van der Merwe, Margot Cousens, Deidre Maree, Rani Pillay, Isaac Sithole, Andrew Verster, Elma Matthews, Ingrid Adams, Mike Brightman, Emma Robb, Pat Daniel, Adrienne D’Aeth, Ann-Marie Nason, Mervyn McMurty, Angela Randall, Rheta Kotze, Bevan Vowles, Frances Reynolds, Akiko Nakaji, Karen Bradtke, Anthea Martin, Yasmin Khan, Jane Alexander, Jumko Ishida, Colleen Hansen, Amy Waller, Louise Waller, Thokozani Happiness Khumalo, Rosemary Lubbe,  Annette Hadley, Steffi Steffen, Carina Weineck, Jeannie Kinsler, Arlene McDade, Ronnie Huber, Elizabeth Sparg, Jan Coetzee, Bradley Schwartz, Marianne Meijer, Ros Kernoff, Grace Kotze, Jane Alexander, Michelle Rall, Bernice Stott, Carol Hayward Fell, Sandra Hogg, Colleen Larsen, Hannah Mullins, Colleen Hamer, Siobhan O’Reagain, Nomsa Ngidi, and Anne Swankhart.

artSPACE Durban is at 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Road), Durban
Inquiries: 031 312 0793. You can also log on to www.artspacedurban.com or www.artworksartspace.blogspot.com
or you can like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/artspacedurban
Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 9am to 2pm.

Local arts and crafts are a must this festive season

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If you are looking for a gift for a loved one this Christmas then I heartily recommend that you visit BUZZART15, which opens at the KZNSA Gallery in Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban, on Friday, November 27 at 5 pm and runs until Sunday, January 17, 2016.

Now a local only affair, with exciting makers in many disciplines, BUZZART is the destination for original gifts and collectable art and design in Durban. Continue reading