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Louis Maqhubela

Louis Maqhubela’s work ‘Tyilo-Tyilo’, 1997 is to be included in the upcoming exhibition Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington DC.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 15 November, 2014 – and will continue until 24 January 2016.

 

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New collaboration by John Burnside and Will Maclean

A Catechism of the Laws of Storms

John Burnside’s poetry and Will Maclean’s imagery first came together in a collaborative print–poem commissioned for the opening of Dundee Contemporary Arts in 1999. A Catechism of the Laws of Storms continues the joint projects.

Some years ago Maclean found some dis-bound copies of an illustrated weekly newspaper The Pictorial World of 1882–83 and used the woodcut images to assemble a series of collages, which were then scanned and digitally altered.

The series of collages related to descriptions of storms and hurricanes from nautical books and manuals in Maclean’s collection, in particular The Law of Storms by Henry Paddington. The collages were shown to Burnside who composed a series of twelve poems in response to the images. Maclean in turn altered a number of the images in response to the poems.

Copies now available from Art First at £12.00

 

Karel NelKarel Nel

Exact Imagination, 300 Years of Botanically Inspired Art in South Africa

Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
8 Nov – 6 Dec 2014

Works include Forest Veil by Karel Nel, Elegies to the Forest and traditional grass objects from his collection, alongside early tomes of botanical engravings, a letter from Cook written to the Admiralty from Alphen in regard to funding for his second voyage, and other contemporary works.

Catalogue available with essay by Cyril Coetzee

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FNB Joburg Art Fair

Art First at the FNB Joburg Art Fair

Sandton Convention Centre
21 – 23 August 2014

Showing Joni Brenner, Louis Maqhubela, & Karel Nel.

 

Simon Morley, Korea Land of the Dawn

Simon Morley

Universal Studios, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
17 June – 10 August, 2014

Thirteen artists from ten countries address issues of assimilation and dissimilation.

> Seoul Museum of Art (Korean language)

Simon Morley

Simon Morley

Simon Morley In 1914-2014, Anniversary of the Great War Exhibition
Musee Romain Rolland, Clamecy, France
28 June – 15 November, 2014

> Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Romain Rolland

Simon Morley, Camus L'Etrangere Gallimard edition

Simon Morley

Albert Camus: Oeuvres
Galerie Scrawitch, Paris
4 September – 4 October, 2014

Will Maclean and Marian Leven An Suileachan

Will Maclean and Marian Leven

Will Maclean and Marian Leven have been awarded The Saltire Arts and Crafts in Architecture Award 2013 for their newly completed cairn An Suileachan close to Uig on the Isle of Lewis

> Will Maclean installations

Will Maclean

Will Maclean

Waterlines, a sculpture in Kilkenny blue limestone commissioned from Will Maclean and Marian Leven by the University of Aberdeen for the area in front of the new library.

Art First at the FNB Joburg Art Fair

Art First at the FNB Joburg Art Fair

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, SA
27–29 September, 2013

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Jake Harvey, Commission for Kelso Town SquareJake Harvey, 33 tons of basalt, India

Jake Harvey

Commission for Kelso Town Square

Harvey has been announced as the winner of the Sainsbury Public Art Competition, for a major piece to be created at the centre of Kelso, the historic Borders town situated on the banks of the River Tweed.

The commission comprises a monumental stone, its form echoing that of the historic cobbles in Kelso’s main square. Local residents will be selected to inscribe personal messages and their names around the sides of the sculpture.