Mixed bag of works with character

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First prize and the Joan Emanuel floating trophy went to Sharon Bischoff for a pencil and media piece titled Faka Imaski Ekusweni.

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BY BILLY SUTER

A TOTAL of 109 varied art works in multiple mediums – including painting, ceramics, metal work, drawing, photography and woodcarving – were entered for this year’s KZNSA Members’ Exhibition, on view until February 5 at Durban’s KZNSA Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood.

The KwaZulu-Natal Society of Art’s members’ exhibition has launched the year’s annual calendar for more than 40 years and is testament to the energy and talent members bring to the organisation.

Each KZNSA member was permitted to submit one piece and all submissions were eligible for the Joan Emmanuel Family Trophy and a share of the R20 000 prize money.

Four prizes are awarded: first, second and third places as selected by a panel of independent judges, plus the KZNSA Special Commendation, awarded by the KZNSA Exhibition Sub-Committee.

The 2017 judges were Ndabo Langa, Greg Jacobson and Raksha Gobardan.

The theme this year was Character, and members from teens to 80-year-olds responded to the challenge.

The trophy and prizes are donated by the Emmanuel Family in honour of the late artist, Joan Emmanuel.

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The second prize was awarded to Sarah Kieswetter for her mixed-media work with found objects, titled The New Old.

First prize and the Joan Emanuel floating trophy went to Sharon Bischoff for a pencil and media piece titled Faka Imaski Ekusweni. he second prize was awarded to Sarah Kieswetter for her mixed-media work with found objects, titled The New Old. hird prize went to Sthenjwa Luthuli for a supawood cut block, titled Physical Expression.

The KZNSA Commendation (as judged by KZNSA exhibition committee) was awarded to Dennis Woest for an oil on canvas, a work titled Reminiscing (Self Portrait).

The gallery is closed on Mondays but open from 9am to 5pm every Tuesday to Friday, and from 9am to 4pm on Saturdays. On Sundays and public holidays it is open from 10am to 3pm. For any further information phone 031 277 1705.

 


2 thoughts on “Mixed bag of works with character

  1. Popped into the KZNSA Art Gallery to take in this exhibition and were a tad disappointed at the presentation and the level of skill of some of the works. Bernice Stott’s mixed media sculpture was lovely and if I had had the R2 700 she was asking for it I probably would have bought it.

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