Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Come and join on Friday!

22 July 2011
37 Bryant Street, Bo-Kaap
Cape Town, South Africa

GYA is about "Greening your art" and at the moment is focused on creating a platform for artists to gather and talk about ways that we can change all stages our artmaking to be eco-conscious and authentic.

On the 22nd of July we'll be having a look at what Michelle Searle did in a park in Bryant street in the Bo-Kaap in Cape Town. She initiated and pulled through a project where she and her neighbors improved the park so it would be safe for kids to play there. She did a creative mural, and also painted a flower on the pavement in the park, where kids now play and Michelle and other women can have activities with the kids.We'll have snacks and something to drink in the park and at Michelle's home (just around the corner from the park) while talking about either further improving the park or identifying another park or area that needs creative upliftment.

Please bring:
a smile, creativity, enthusiasm, snacks and something to drink (no Coca-Cola please - try and bring ethical, fairtrade and environmentally aware snacks and drinks!) :-)

Looking forward to see you there!

Buitengraght...into left into a road with no name...into Buiten street.....up...& up turn left at Big green house..and drive along Bryant Street to a bright pink house. We meet at the house and then walk the few metres to the park.

For more info about the park or this gathering call Michelle at 021 424 7054 / 0825044130. For more info about the GYA gatherings in general call Janet at 072 331 5057.

Google map link to the venue

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Monday, July 4, 2011

A talk by William Kentridge at Greatmore Studios

William Kentridge will give a talk on his work on 5 August 2011 at Greatmore Studios in Woodstock! The talk is in aid of raising funds for the studios and will be accompanied by an exhibition by various artists in support of the studios.

Tickets for the talk cost R150, for more info and bookings, email

New Nuances work

Nuances: In Die Vertes Van Gister
digital print on acid free art paper - limited edition of 5.
70cm x 36cm (paper size, unframed)

"Karooland, Kalahari
met skaap, berg en sand
ooptes en sielerus, en manna uit die veld

Keiskamma, Kareepit
lafenis vir boer en kind
grasse, skaars water en dier se plesier

Kremetartveld, Kripvirdrink
grondpad na êrens
waar mens en natuur saam woed en weef."

The Nuances series are composite landscapes that subtly represent the natural landscape as a memory instead of reality, as humankind ceases to change their habits and abuse of resources with their unsustainable lifestyle, causing the extinction of natural life on our planet. This work breaks away from this general theme by depicting what we still have - and should thus preserve and protect - in parts of our country, especially in the Northern Cape and Karoo. This work has been inspired by the sweeping landscapes of these areas, as well as plans by gas companies to conduct highly controversial and environmentally detrimental - hydraulic fracture mining.