The CANSA Pretoria art gallery @ Brookyn theatre will host a group art exhibition this year. The opening will be on Heritage day 24 September 2018 at 16h00. As we are celebrating Heritage day or artist are from all walks of Life.
As part of the exhibition we will have the Pretoria Weavers guild exhibiting work that has been hand spun and woven. (attachment 2) the guild is currently involved in collecting as much information as we can about Textile Weaving in Southern Africa so that this knowledge can be consolidated and conserved.
We would particularly like to find out where about weaving schools and cooperatives and weavings in Churches and Buildings where members of the public could view them.
Azael langa grew up in an artistic family, At first he did not adhere to being an artist until he won his first art competition in grade 6. After his primary years he daye whent to an art High school and it was there where he realized that, that was exactly what he wanted to be – an artist. Artists’ statement : To me art is not a day job or career, but it is a lifestyle. My art is about socio-political activism and going about the subject I show the exploitation of the average joe; the corruption of the elite and bringing to the surface that which is of sight like they say “out of sight out of mind” it is also about taking the intangible events, circumstances and becoming a mediator to the public.
Nano is currently completing a Film course at Open Window Institute. I do freelance photography and videography. As an artist, my work explores emotional response through the use of color & various pop culture references.(for examples don’t be afraid to check my Instagram : @nanotheimac2.0) Also currently working on a variety of short projects including: short films, music projects, and clothing design, for/with other up & coming artists in & around Pretoria to Jo’burg.
Jaques v d Westhuizen (3de attachment)
Jacques van der Westhuizen wins this year’s top accolade in the SASSDA art category. Van der Westhuizen is an emerging South African artist who specialises in medium to large scale unique three dimensional stainless steel sculptures, for all audiences.
The sculptures are completely hand shaped and made with hand shaping tools and take a great amount of time and love to create. It has taken 31 years to master the art of manipulating stainless steel. He says: “The process is an intense visual and mental challenge as it requires me to manipulate stainless steel into awkward shapes and forms by hand. I have achieved this level of craftsmanship because Passion is Fashion!”
Michael Heyns and Marthinus Holl
Michael and Marthinus both live in Pretoria and have made names in the art world over the past 45 years. Both studied art at university and have become household names all over South Africa. They are both still very active in the work palce but also give class and very involved in community development.