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Ilhaam Behardien

Ilhaam Behardien has fifteen years experience as a Fine Art lecturer at a private higher education provider, a Masters degree in Philosophy of Education, as well as being a practicing artist and public art project manager. Her clear life purpose is to live her name which means “inspiration” and inspire new ways of seeing, being and making through her art teaching and her art production. Ilhaam Behardien Ilhaam, who’s teaching ethos is to “challenge without harm”, believes that every individual is born an artist, and that this state of ideal knowing becomes difficult to reach as it is buried under the accumulation of realities such as socio-economic hardship, misconceptions of what constitutes creativity in our schooling                  

Ignite your inner Artist with Ilhaam Behardien

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Ilhaam Behardien has fifteen years experience as a Fine Art lecturer at a private higher education provider, a Masters degree in Philosophy of Education, as well as being a practicing artist and public art project manager.  Her clear life purpose is to live her name which means “inspiration” and inspire new ways of seeing, being and making through her art teaching and her art production. Ilhaam, who’s teaching ethos is to “challenge without harm”, believes that every individual is born an artist, and that this state of ideal knowing becomes difficult to reach as it is buried under the accumulation of realities such as socio-economic hardship, misconceptions of what constitutes creativity in our schooling systems, or unawareness                  

The Art of Leda Troedson.

Pulse by Leda Troedson

17 on Loader Guest House has for the past three years been privileged enough to host the permanent retrospective exhibition of the Art of Leda Troedson. The current works on exhibition are but a small fraction of a large body of her work which has never been exhibited. Some biographical information: Leda Troedson (born Rhode) was born in Porterville on the 26th of August 1926 and died in Cape Town after a long illness in March 2005. She was 78 years old. Schooled in Cape Town and educated at the University of Stellenbosch where she studied science (in itself an unusual study choice for women in the 1940’s), she worked for many years at the Medical and Dental Council in Johannesburg before changing career paths and                  

Social Synergy Exhibition at The Cape Gallery

The Cape Gallery social synergy art exhibition

Most of us are observers by nature, may it be due to the fear of the unknown or our social differences whatever the reason may be -  humans are interesting - period. The gentleman wearing that unique hat that walks past your office daily collecting rubbish on his journey or the child that waits at the airport for her father with that look of intense love and eager anticipation - these people intrigue us, and what better way to express and portray this than in the form of art. The Cape Gallery is hosting an exhibition in collaboration with participating artists including; Tyrone Appollis, Kenneth Baker, Lesley Charnock, Patrick Cordingly, Trevor Dean, Anthea Delmotte, Ricky Dyaloyi, Sandy Esau, Gary Frier, Patrick Holo,                  

11 Days of AMAZ!NG!

2012 National Arts Festival Grahamstown

South Africa’s coolest cultural event of the year is around the corner! The Art world has experienced some craziness this past month with The Spear to a Guy who exhibited his cat as a helicopter. Based on above, are you waiting with bated breath and ANTiSiPPPPPPPaaaaaation to see what this years Arts Fest has to offer? Well you name it, Grahamstown has it! Film, Public Art, Performance Art, Street Theatre, Dance, Comedy, Family Theatre, Cabaret, Physical Theatre, Folk Music, Story Telling, Music… The list is endless… It truly is the be-all and end-all of South African Art scene – When Grahamstown comes alive for eleven days of outstanding Arts and Culture on the 28th of June till July 8th 2012. The                  

Public Arts Event ‘Pride of Cape Town’ supported by Shamwari Group

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    The Shamwari Group, in conjunction with the international wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation, is proud to announce it is also now a sponsor of the 'Pride of Cape Town', which will be officially launched at the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town, in the summer in 2013. Pride of Cape Town is being by The Shamwari Group, Born Free, and Wild in Art. It aims to be a public arts event to raise money and awareness for the Born Free Foundation by placing 50 decorated lion sculptures around the V & A Waterfront.   Born Free works to protect and conserve lions in the wild. Lion numbers have dramatically dropped due to persecution, loss of habitat and unsustainable trophy-hunting. Their position                  

Collaborative Exhibition at Martin Osner fine Art Gallery

Martin Osner Fine Art Gallery

    Get to see this collaborative exhibition featuring; Klaus Tiedge, Sandy Mclea, and Martin Osner, at Shop 14A, Cape Quarter Piazza, 72 Waterkant Street, de Waterkant. KLAUS TIEDGE: Pride of Africa is an anthology that presents a clear break from documentary wildlife photography. In this series, the animals play as important a role in the images as the environments that they inhabit. Tiedge often composes his images against dramatic backdrops, creating breathtaking scenes which portray a certain fictional quality. Through taking advantage of the “modern digital darkroom”, this artist has successfully traversed the boundaries between painting and photography. This year he will be unveiling his new                  

AVA Gallery – New opening and Street Party on 12 March

AVA Gallery - New opening and Street Party on 12 March

    The AVA Gallery in partnership with Spier is hosting Three Exhibitions and a Church Street party, jointly hosted by Cafe Mozart with music by Jeremy Oliver on March 12th. The Main Gallery of the AVA plays host to a group exhibition titled INGEKLEUR: OUTSIDE THE LINES, a title chosen for its direct meaning. ‘Ingekleur’ translated from Afrikaans is ‘coloured in’, ‘coloured’ or ‘marked’. The term ‘Ingekleur’ refers to the imposed identity. The subtitle alludes to boundaries often transgressed by the people of this social/cultural group. It imbues the societal constructs that were put in place but at the same time speaks of                  

elegie: a solo exhibition by juria le roux.

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    Talented Cape Town artist, Juria le Roux is currently exhibiting her most recent works at the US Art Gallery in Dorp Street, Stellenbosch. "elegie" Of the thousands of people that have been murdered in South Africa in recent years, Juria has chosen fifty and made portraits of them. FIFTY is the minimum number of people that are murdered on a daily basis in South Africa, according to most sources, although some quote up to 150 murders per day. She believes the portraits are an attempt to restore a measure of humanity and vitality to the deceased, who have become mere anonymous statistics: "To respectfully remember - it is a tribute, also to the thousands of others who are not                  

‘Cultural Contrasts’ Exhibits @ The Gallery, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate.

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    ‘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