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PENNY SIOPIS

Visual artist Penny Siopis was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the arts at the 19th annual Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Awards, held at Sun International’s The Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on Friday, 21 October. Lifetime Achievement Award winners, who are nominated and selected by the current and previous ACT Trustees, are individuals that the Awards’ …

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FROM PIERNEEF TO PEFECTION

The line-up for Aspire Art Auction’s inaugural sale on 31 October 2016 at The Park on 7 in Hyde Park, Johannesburg includes an extraordinary selection of art with wide appeal. Works range from JH Pierneef’s breathtaking Karoo near Hofmeyer, painted in 1930 probably while travelling to gather visual documentation for the new Park Station panel commission, to Dan Halter’s ultraviolet …

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JOSIE BORAIN

HAZARD Gallery is delighted to present I am Josie Borain, a solo exhibition by Cape Town-based artist Josie Borain. Josie Borain was officially recognised as the first South African Supermodel after securing dozens of international campaigns during her time in Paris and New York. By the end of her impressive fifteen year modelling career she had worked with the worlds …

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ASPIRE ART AUCTIONS

New art auction house, Aspire Art Auctions, launches its first auction on 31 October 2016 at The Park on 7 in Hyde Park, a stunning new white-cube venue, in which superior works of art will be superbly displayed to best effect. With a dream team of knowledgeable art experts aware of the phenomenal global growth of the art market, Aspire …

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KWAAL-ITY CONTROL

David Krut Projects Proudly Presents Kwaal-Ity Control – an exhibition of cutting edge new prints by artist-printmaker collective Chad Cordeiro and Nathaniel Sheppard. Kwaal-ity Control looks squarely at the printmaking industry and art world as a whole through the eyes of two emerging artists who are also printmakers. Most recently, Cordeiro and Sheppard collaborated with David Krut Workshop (DKW) to …

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ZYMA AMIEN: SASOL NEW SIGNATURES WINNER

Cape Town-based artist, 54-year-old, Zyma Amien, has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition for the incredible mixed media artwork titled “Paying Homage”, which addresses labour issues particularly within the garment and textile industry. She said the work pays homage to her mother and grandmother, who worked in the sector and were exploited under …

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FNB JOBURG ART FAIR

As the annual, premium visual art event on the African continent, the 2016 FNB JoburgArtFair will see local and international art lovers, makers and gallerists converge on Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre. This year, the Fair will feature 80 exhibitions within 6 categories including Contemporary and Modern Art, Special Projects, Gallery Solo Projects, Limited Editions and Art Platforms. The selected galleries …

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DAVID BRITS: SKETCHES FOR THE CATHEDRAL

HAZARD Gallery presents David Brits’ Sketches for the Cathedral of Johannesburg. This is Brits’ fourth solo exhibition and the artist’s first with HAZARD Gallery. In this show, Brits presents a set of designs for a fictional basilica in Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic capital. These include sketches and maquettes of stained glass windows and chasubles, the embroidered robes worn by priests. …

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BASA: ARTS JOURNALISM AWARDS

Arts Journalism of the Year Awards 2016 now receiving entries. Arts writers, broadcasters and photographers across traditional and online media are invited to submit work for consideration in the 2016 National Arts Festival/BASA Arts Journalism of the Year Awards. The awards recognise journalism that sparks and shapes conversations around the arts. Says National Arts Festival CEO, Tony Lankester, “Insightful, critical …

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ESTHER MAHLANGU

Grandmother of African art finds unlikely partner in war on Aids. South Africa’s leading tribal painter Esther Mahlangu has joined a luxury vodka brand to raise money for HIV prevention. By Tracy McVeigh On the outskirts of a sprawling low compound stands a sun-bleached, hand-painted billboard. It welcomes visitors to the village and proclaims: “Esther is here … First lady …