Local art exhibitions in September

Nelson Mandela Bay art galleries have new and ongoing exhibitions until late September. As follows:


The Alliance Francaise in 17 Mackay Street, Richmond Hill is hosting a walkabout of Cleone Cull’s “Names Unvoiced But Not Unknown” exhibition tomorrow, September 2, between 2.15pm and 3.15pm. Cull will answer questions and talk about her work on the walkabout.
The museum will host a poetry festival combined with an opening of the “Making a Book” exhibition on Saturday, September 10 from 4.30pm. Celebrating the French publishing house, L’école des Loisirs’s 50th anniversary, the exhibition gives the public an opportunity to understand the manufacturing process that leads to the creation of a book. The exhibition will show until September 24.
Gallery hours are 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm on weekdays.
Inquiries: Charlotte Jarnet (041) 585 7889.


Galerie Noko in Russell Road is showing “Guns & Roses: Rulers of the Last Kingdom” exhibition, which opened last week and will continue until September 23.
The featured artists include: Mandy Coppes – Martin, Tanya Poole, Ephia Mbindi, Sharon Moses, Skye Burns, Arlette Franks, Clare Menck, Amy van den Berg, Carmen Ford, Lerato Motau and Rendani Nemakhavhani. To coincide with National Women’s Month in August, the works are by female artists only and seeks to fuel or demystify perceptions, notions and discourses around women by women.
Gallery hours are 10am to 6pm on weekdays and 10am to 4pm on weekends. Inquiries: Usen Obot, 073-088-5883, or Robyn Larkin, (041) 582-2090.


The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will open “The Vibrant City” exhibition on Saturday, September 10 and it will continue until January 22 next year.
Containing artworks that depict Nelson Mandela Bay from the Art Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition allows the public to “see the city through the eyes of artists.”
The museum is also currently hosting two exhibitions. The “Yeyethu Sonke: This belongs to all of us” art exhibition which is the museum’s celebration of 60 years of collecting artworks is on until October 2.
The “Lefa La Ntate” exhibition by the winner of Standard Bank Young Artist 2016 award, Mohau Modisakeng closes tomorrow, September 2. Gallery hours are 9am to 5pm on weekdays, except Tuesday mornings and public holidays (until further notice). Inquiries: Emma O’Brien, (041) 506-2000.

The GFI Art gallery at 30 Park Drive is showing the Fibreworks IX collection of artworks made through quilting, which will remain open until September 17.
Gallery hours are 10am to 4pm on week days, and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays. Inquiries: (041) 586-3973.


The ArtEC gallery at 36 Bird street is showing the “In The Making” art exhibition from Wednesday, September 7 until September 30. This is an exhibition of artists’ work in progress: ideas and processes that may eventually become finished artworks. The museum invites artists to submit all artworks that depict “the physical manifestation of a thought process”. Artists include Nicholas Hauser, Cedric Vanderlinden, Bamanye Ngxale, Thembalethu Manqunyana and more.
The gallery is also hosting “Synaesthesia”, which opened last week, presented by Pulp Press and which is showing until September 26.
The “Off the Wall” exhibition, which offers artists space to sell artworks that have not yet found a buyer, closes on Saturday, September 3.
Gallery hours are 9am to 4pm on weekdays. Inquiries: Zinzi Mabuso (041) 585 3641.

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