September 2010 Report

Lowveld Art A'fair by the Lowveld Association of Arts 2011

Van Ribeeckpark Hall


3 rd May                         Andre Naude:crit of 40 art works

                                    Michael Bernardi and Pieter van Heerden evaluate old masters

                                    Evening with the experts

4th May                         PPC Cement workshop

                                    pening of art exhibition by Pieter van Heerden

5th May                         Sasol new signatures launch

                                    ongoing workshops

6th                                workshop by Carl Jeppe and other ongoing demos and workshops



Overseas Exhibitions: Marietjie Henning: Diversity in Art  invited her to exhibit  at the ArtNot Gallery in Seattle.
Ilona Petzer:  Hyderabad India: In response to CEWAC’s invitation, SANAVA and its branch, the Association of Arts Pretoria, organized an exhibition of selected works on paper as well as digital art works by member artists and guest artists of SANAVA branches held at the Chowmohalla Palace from 23 July to 7 August 2010.

Erica Schoeman: In return, from 1 to 16 September 2010, the selected works of Hyderabad artists will be exhibited in the Mackie Street art gallery of the Association of Arts Pretoria, as well as all the other works that had been submitted for selection.
Laura Batchelor: invited to paint murals in Indonesia
Lica Sebastião: Maputo Mozambique
Linda Shongwe: Europe

Sasol New Signatures
History was made when Nelspruit became one of the pick up points for the Sasol New Signatures Competition and we sincerely hope that this will be an ongoing arrangement! One of our members : Maria Pienaar ‘s work was selected and  we are extremely proud of  her. Out thanks to Sarah Koster from Mica whom arranged and hosted the event!

The launch of the New Signatures will be on the 4th May 2011 at Van Riebeeck Park Hall.

EXHIBITION-White River Gallery
The Gallery called  for artwork during  FIFA soccer world cup 2010, The exhibition  showcased  local artists, including Harold and Leigh Voigt,
Anton and Hanalie Bosch, Erica Schoeman, Ilona Petzer, Karen Daymond  and more.
Local artists were grateful for this opportunity

Art Exhibition hosted by Mbombela Local Municipality
The article in the local newspaper read: “Mbombela Local Municipality will be showcasing beautiful works of art art of local artists at Van Riebeeck Hall….
We thank the Municipality and especially Marietjie Henning for all her hard work . Also a big thanks to those artists who spent time manning the two venues (Van Riebeeck and The Loop)

The Loop Art Foundry and Gallery:
The Loop Art Foundry has been generous by offering their premises for the purpose of an art exhibition and thus the LAA hosted an exhibition in July 2010. During Innibos 2010 artists will also have the opportunity to exhibit their work at this gallery, as Innibos will be doing major advertising about this gallery.
Thanks to Michael who made this possible
This gallery is however in the middle of an industrial area and the LAA is still looking for a suitable venue to manage a permanent art gallery for our members. Funding is however a huge problem and up to now we have had no support from our local government. A permanent gallery seems to be our major stumbling block!

Two members jetted off to Paris
Ilona Petzer and Yvonne Ankerman had the privilege to spend two months in the Cite International des Arts . “This has been an amazing experience and we are grateful to have had this opportunity. Our thanks to SANAVA who made this possible” ilona And Yvonne will be showing their pictures early in October.


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Special thanks!
We would like to thank Anton Loubser for his ongoing support, hard work and endless effort that he has put into the Arts!  Dankie Anton, jou toewyding is n riem onder die hart en n aansporing vir baie ander!
Ook n spesiale dankie aan Pieter van Heerden, Nandi Hilliard en Peter Binsbergen wat seker maak dat die Laevelders nie “aan die agterste speen suig nie”


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