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Archive of Previous Art Exhibitions in South Africa - Closed April 2007

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Elizabeth Gunter at Erdmann Contemporary
Date: Opens: April 4 Closes: April 28
Venue: Erdmann Contemporary, 63 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 422 2762 www.erdmanncontemporary.co.za
Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 1pm
Artist and lecturer Elizabeth Gunter's finely rendered charcoal drawings combine ambiguous symbolic iconography and virtuoso technique.

Date: 5 April - 24 April 2007
Venue: João Ferreira Gallery, 70 Loop Street, Cape Town,  South Africa
t: +27 21 4235403,  f:+27 21 4232136, info@joaoferreiragallery.com, www.joaoferreiragallery.com
Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri: 11am - 6pm  Sat: 11am - 3pm
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Tamlin Blake at Bell-Roberts
Date: Opens: April 4 Closes: April 28
Venue: Bell-Roberts Contemporary, 89 Bree Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 422 1100, Fax: (021) 423 3135, Email: suzette@bell-roberts.com, www.bell-roberts.com
Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm, Sat 10am - 2pm
Tamlin Blake's 'Birthright' explores the symbolic importance of farm animals and their slaughter within our contemporary society. She consciously explores the boundaries between accepted notions of craft and art by using various marginalised media and techniques in her art practice, including beadwork and embroidery. She then uses this as a context for engagement with issues pertaining to South African identity and cross cultural similarities and differences.

Wooden Feathers
Date: Until April 12
Venue: Tina Skukan Gallery, Plot 6 Koedoeberg Rd, Faerie Glen Pretoria
Tel: (012) 991 - 1733
Wille Vermeulen's exhibition of wooden sculptures is a celebration of the years he spent travelling across South Africa in search of wooden logs, roots, trunks,stems and branches that he collects and transforms.

Exhibition of Works by Diploma and Degree Students
Date: 13 March - 13 April
Venue: Unisa Art Gallery, Theo Van Wyk Building, Goldfields Entrance, Floor 5
Tel: (012) 429 6823

Robert Hodgins at the Goodman Gallery
Date: Opens: March 17 - Closes: April 14
Venue: The Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood
Tel: (011) 788 1113, Fax: (011) 788 9887, Email: goodman@iafrica.com , www.goodman-gallery.com
Hours: Tue - Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm, Sat 9.30am - 4pm
Robert Hodgins delves into the darker side of humanity with this show, using legends around the 1368 Battle of Cascina in Italy to reflect on contemporary situations of war, terror and torture. This body of work oscillates between depictions of the humiliation of humanity, and a more traditional use of portraiture, using a series of 'Giants' to explore the way in which portraiture is used to turn people into icons.

'Afterlife' at Michael Stevenson
Date: Opens: March 22 - Closes: April 28
Venue: Michael Stevenson Contemporary Gallery Hill House, De Smidt Street, Green Point
Tel: (021) 421 2575, Fax: (021) 421 2578, www.michaelstevenson.com
Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 1pm
Sophie Perryer curated exhibition that explores the nebulous zones where the material and spiritual realms intersect. The selected works reflect on such phenomena as passage or transition from one state of being to another, communication with the spirits or ancestors, rebirth and reincarnation. The selected artists include Wim Botha, Ângela Ferreira, Moshekwa Langa, Mustafa Maluka, Nandipha Mntambo, Samson Mudzunga, Claudette Schreuders, Minnette Vári, James Webb and French/Algerian artist Zineb Sedira.


Lance Friedlande and Osiah Masekoameng at gordart Gallery
Date: Opens: April 1 Closes: April 22
Venue: gordart Gallery, 72 Third Avenue, Melville
Tel: (011) 726 8519, Email: gordon@gordartgallery.com, www.gordartgallery.com
Hours: Tue - Sat 10.30am - 6pm
At gordart Gallery you can see painter Lance Friedlande's 'Passage' and Osiah Masekoameng's mixed media works entitled 'Life in the South'.


Coral Spencer Domijan at artSPACE durban
Date: Opens: April 2 Closes: April 21
Venue: artSPACE durban, 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Rd next to Waste Centre), Stamford Hill
Tel: (031) 312 0793, Email: artspace_durban@yahoo.com, www.artspacedurban.co.za
Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat 10am - 1pm
Coral Spencer Domijan's work seeks to examine the human condition by expressing it through the medium of paint. She takes a thought and expresses it visually in a two-dimensional format.

Andries Gouws at the KZNSA Gallery
Date: Opens: 6pm, March 27 Closes: April 15
Venue: The KZNSA Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban
Tel: (031) 202 3686, Fax: (031) 201 8051, Email: curator@kznsagallery.co.za, www.kznsagallery.co.za
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 4pm
Andries Gouws' meditative paintings express his fascination with everyday objects and interiors - things we tend to overlook, precisely because they are so familiar.

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