Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Her text reads:
There is also a handful of established artists working outside the conventional gallery/curator structure. One of Joburg's most interesting (and affordable) emerging talents is painter Hermann Niebuhr (www.niebuhr.co.za), who has exhibited several series exploring Joburg's city spaces -- from empty lobbies in Hillbrow apartment blocks to a recent show inspired by the city's disappearing mine dumps, exhibited at the AngloGold Ashanti gallery in Newtown.
Monday, June 7, 2010
It will be a solo show. I'm working on the paintings now.
From the Casa Labia website, about the venue:
Built in 1929 to reflect the spirit of 18th century Venice, Casa Labia is the former Muizenberg residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia.
Following a complete two-year restoration by the family, this much-loved national monument was re-opened to the public on 5 May 2010 as South Africa’s most exquisite multi-functional cultural centre and up-market venue; complete with modern art gallery, Africanova boutique and an Italian café.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
How to Kick Back in the World Cup Cities is a feature Time Magazine is currently running. They asked for suggestions from "prominent South Africans" and somehow I qualified.
Here's my text. Go to the site to see what the other people suggested one does in Cape Town, Durban, and Joburg when the games are not on.
A brisk walk through the Wilds, one of our oldest parks, would be followed by quiche, cappuccino and the Mail & Guardian at the Service Station café, tel: (27-11) 726 1701, in Melville. After perusing the galleries on Jan Smuts Avenue, I'd head to my studio in Fordsburg for some painting and eat lunch at Shayona, tel: (27-11) 837 2407 — the best vegetarian Indian food in town. I'd work for a few more hours, then call up some friends and go for calamari and prawns at the Troyeville Hotel, tel: (27-11) 402 7709, my scruffy, friendly local, specializing in Mozambican cuisine (there are always takers for this outing). Last, I'd take the M2 highway — the scenic route — circling the city with its lit-up skyscrapers and mine dumps back home to my apartment in Killarney.