Marriage Apron (Ijogolo) - Ndebele (Unknown Artist)

1276/89
Ndebele (Unknown Artist)
Marriage Apron (Ijogolo)
Hide, beads, string

Art and image-making have always had the function of shaping the way we see the world and our places in it. In addition to aesthetic satisfaction, the signs and symbols of an image speak with the voices of those committed to retaining a particular social and economic order. Artists have often been at the forefront of challenging the status of these images and in this way have functioned as important facilitators of ideological transformation.

Still Life with Omega Flowers - Roger Fry

0806/85
Roger Fry (1866-1934)
Still Life with Omega Flowers
1919
Oil on canvas

When art is more than decorative, it can be a powerful documentary and agent of social change, transforming the maker and the viewer in an ongoing dialogue of possibilities. In South Africa, art has come to reflect the challenges of a young democracy with a rich and diversified capacity for debate.

The Tatham Art Gallery, which has been part of the dynamic of South African history, has invited artists to respond to and reinterpret artworks chosen from its collection. Selection was based on proven, ongoing art making by artists of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands region.

A number of works were chosen and selected artists working in various media were invited to respond to a particular work or works in a way that reinterpreted those works from their own context. To facilitate this process a number of workshops were held. The programme offered artists direction and support in an atmosphere of dialogue with other artists.

The result is this exhibition, Contemporary Reflections: New Art from Old. We invite you to engage with the works by reflecting on how each artist has chosen to interpret his or her selected work/s. In this way you will contribute to an ongoing discussion about the interpretive function of art in our society.

Contemporary Reflections


Un-Titled - Sue Akerman

Un-Titled - Sue Akerman

Sue Akerman (b.1958)
Un-Titled
Fibre art: used tea bags, embroidery
R7 500


100 Stars for Sarah - Juliet Armstrong & Eunice Cele

Juliet Armstrong (b.1950) & Eunice Cele (b.1946)
100 Stars for Sarah
Porcelain, beads and zirconium cubes
Price negotiable


Flowers out of Water - David Buchler

Flowers out of Water - David Buchler

David Buchler (b.1982)
Flowers out of Water
Screenprint & collage
R1 800


Colbourne Vase - Ian Calder

Colbourne Vase - Ian Calder

Ian Calder (b.1955)
Colbourne Vase
Ceramic, Armenian bole, Japan gold-size and gold-leaf
R5 000


All Secrets Hid - Jutta Faulds

All Secrets Hid - Jutta Faulds

Jutta Faulds (b.1933)
All Secrets Hid
Fibre art: paper, fabric, found objects
R6 000


Polyphony - Jeanette Gilks

Polyphony - Jeanette Gilks

Jeanette Gilks (b.1953)
Polyphony
Fibre art: paper, cotton, fabric
R6 250


Absence - Heather Gourlay-Conyngham

Absence - Heather Gourlay-Conyngham

Heather Gourlay-Conyngham (b.1956)
Absence
Oil on canvas
negotiable


uMembeso (Zulu Wedding) - Petros Gumbi

uMembeso (Zulu Wedding) - Petros Gumbi

Petros Gumbi (b.1973)
uMembeso (Zulu Wedding)
Ceramic
R37 500


Metamorphosis - Louise Hall

Metamorphosis - Louise Hall

Louise Hall (b.1960)
Metamorphosis
Oil on gesso on board
N.F.S.


Fuzzy Veld Pierneefs - Shan Jacobs

Fuzzy Veld Pierneefs - Shan Jacobs

Shan Jacobs (b.1963)
Fuzzy Veld Pierneefs
Pastel, liquin & collage on paper
R2 420


Pregnancy Apron - Judy Jordan

Pregnancy Apron - Judy Jordan

Judy Jordan (b.1950)
Pregnancy Apron
Mixed media
R4 375


Windpump (triptych) - Terence King

Windpump (triptych) - Terence King

Terence King (b.1947)
Windpump (triptych)
Acrylic on board
R8 400


The Abomination of Desolation - Nicky Leigh

The Abomination of Desolation - Nicky Leigh

Nicky Leigh (b.1966)
The Abomination of Desolation
Oil on board
R15 670



Works from the Collection


Untitled (Landscape) - J H Pierneef

Untitled (Landscape) - J H Pierneef

0930/88
J H Pierneef (1886-1957)
Untitled (Landscape)
1951
Oil on canvas


Still Life with Omega Flowers - Roger Fry

Still Life with Omega Flowers - Roger Fry

0806/85
Roger Fry (1866-1934)
Still Life with Omega Flowers
1919
Oil on canvas


Lobola - Bonnie Ntshalintshali

Lobola - Bonnie Ntshalintshali

0941/88
Bonnie Ntshalintshali (1967-1999)
Lobola
1988
Painted earthenware


Steamfosholo - Mziwakhe Mbatha

Steamfosholo - Mziwakhe Mbatha

1718/94
Mziwakhe Mbatha (b.1935)
Steamfosholo
c.1994
Wood, stone