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Gauteng Gallery Guide - May 16, 2014

ABSA L’ATELIER ART AWARDS:

L’Atelier season is approaching. Now in its 29th year, Absa l’Atelier continues to recognise and reward the skills, talent and imagination that exists in an extremely competitive and often challenging environment as well as presenting an opportunity to artists to showcase their talents and embark on new and exciting opportunities.

No Country for Old Women by Diane Victor at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery until May 29. Credit: Diane Victor

For Keeps Sake is a solo exhibition by Elrie Joubert. Ends Friday, May 30. The public are requested to bring their ID books for parking and entry purposes.

Old Masters on permanent display.

Every Tuesday Art Eye presents six pieces of art by different artists.

• A one-page motivation letter, which must detail how you intend to spend your year at the Assemblage Studios and how a bursary would help you to achieve your goal of being an artist;

• A proposal of what you will give back to the visual arts community during your bursary year. This can be in the form of organising a workshop, a talk, an exhibition, etc;

• Full CV ( with at least two references);

• An artistic statement;

• 10 images of your work.

The deadline for applications is today.

We also offer spaces and support facilities for visual artists in Joburg, we seek to be a sustainable artist-run centre, especially for those who are seeking an artistic community to work in.

Survey features well-known and emerging contemporary painters and sculptors Carl Becker, Alet Swarts, Rosemary Joynt and more. Opens tomorrow and ends Sunday, May 25.

CIRCA ON GALLERY, 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, Joburg. Tel: 011 788 4805 or e-mail info@ circagallery.co.za:

Lost In The Dust, The Anglo Boer War Collection by John Meyer. Ends Saturday, May 24.

DAVID KRUT PROJECTS, 142, Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Joburg. Tel: 011 447 0627 or e-mail info@ davidkrut.com: Maja Maljevic’s Horror Vacui follows on from her solo project, Ex Nihilo, which showed in Cape Town in 2012. Ends June 21.

A solo exhibition by Beezy Bailey with a walk about on tomorrow at 10am by the artist. Ends June 7.

AND:

Landscapes by John Meyer. Iconic landscapes of South Africa. Will run concurrently with his Boer War pictures. Ends May 25.

Damascus Gate is an exhibition of paintings by Ricky Burnett. Ends June 7.

Opens at 16pm on May 22. Have the pick of 50 selected artists showing everything from oils to charcoals, water colour prints to prints, etc. This celebration of art runs until June 1.

De-Con-Structure featuring Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Leanne Shakenovsky. Ends June 9.

Another Country is a series of South African portraits documenting South Africans under apartheid by Reiner Leist. Ends July 13.

Safe Point of Departure by Danélle Janse van Rensburg. Ends May 31.

MABONENG PRECINCT, cnr Main and Fox streets, City and Suburban, Joburg. E-mail mabonengprecinct @gmail.com:

An ongoing hive of activities with exhibitions at various galleries, cinemas and much more.

Antiques Fair on the first Sunday of each month from 9am to 4pm.

The Purple Shall Govern, by Mary Sibande, the Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for last year,. Ends June 7.

Transcience, by Nandipha Mntambo.

Ends today.

No Country For Old Women by Diane Victor. Ends May 29

Deconstructing Dogma is an exhibition of transgressive Christian iconography in South African art, with artists Conrad Bottes, Wim Botha, Majak Bredell, Christian Diedericks, Christine Dixie, Gordon Froud and many more. Ends May on 29.

28th Art Alive exhibition. June 4 to 6 between 7.30am and 5pm. Ends June 7 between 9am and noon.

Ngezinyawo – Migrant Journeys. Ends July 20

AND: Between Darkness and Light. Photographer Jodi Bieber explores the twilight she experienced in the decade following the advent of democracy in South Africa. Ends July 20.

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