‘The Gallery’ at the award-winning Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, proudly presents a solo exhibition, ‘Cultural Contrasts’, by celebrated Pretoria-based artist, Willie van Rensburg, which opens on Sunday, 16 October 2011 at 11h00 with the Director of the Association of Arts Pretoria, Pieter van Heerden, as the opening speaker and runs until 16 November 2011.
The title of the show makes references to the contrasts of historical African traditions and contemporary African society. Inspired by these elements, the artist apply masks and symbols in his work with bold design and colour, in order to establish a contemporary approach to the preservation of the symbolic references and heritage of African folklore.
A selection of ceramics and ceramic sculptures will showcase in ‘The Gallery’, ‘The Cathedral’ and ‘The Shop’ by renowned artists such as Andile Dyalvane, Louise Gelderblom, Rae Goosen, Karin Lijnes, Zizamele, Karen Kotze, Zizipho Poswa and Nienke van der Meulen, to coincide with the ‘Franschhoek Art in Clay’ Festival running for the month of October 2011, with Andile Dyalvane as the festival artist.
‘The Project Room’ will present the Cape Craft and Design Institute’s ‘Handmade Collection’.
The ‘Dillon and Jada’ Collection, which includes a range of Vivienne Westwood shoes, is on show in ‘The Shop’ until the end of October.
For further information or a preview please contact The Gallery at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, email: email@example.com – telephone 021 876 8630 to make an appointment. The Gallery is open from Monday to Sunday, from 10h00 till 17h00.