Art exhibitions in Bay this week

The Loeries Awards exhibition is showing at the NMMU Bird Street gallery until Friday, August 26 Picture supplied
The Loeries Awards exhibition is showing at the NMMU Bird Street gallery until Friday, August 26 Picture supplied

Art exhibitions in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro this week are as follows:


The Alliance Francaise on 17 Mackay Street in Richmond Hill is showing Cleone Cull’s “Names Unvoiced But Not Unknown” until August 31.

The exhibition shows a body of drawings begun in Paris in 2013 and continued in South Africa.

Gallery hours are 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm on weekdays.
Inquiries: Charlotte Jarnet (041) 585 7889.


The Loerie Awards Exhibition opens today until Friday, August 26. The exhibition is a showcase of a window into the future of creative communications and aims to inspire and educate audiences, from students and lecturers to industry professionals.

A walkabout with Managing Director of Boomtown, Andrew MacKenzie, will be held on Wednesday, August 24, from 12pm to 1.30pm.
Gallery hours are 9.30am to 3.30pm on weekdays. Inquiries: Kadar Abdullah, (041) 504-3293.


Galerie Noko at Russell Road is opening a new exhibition “Guns & Roses: Rulers of the Last Kingdom” on Wednesday, August 24, at 5.30 for 6pm.

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. The exhibition will run until September 23.

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 September 10 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 is on until 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 on 30 Park Drive hosts the Fibreworks IX exhibition from August 31 until September 17. The opening takes place on August 30 at 6pm with guest speaker Marilyn Pretorius.

The “Journey of the Heart” exhibition by David Moss closes tomorrow, August 23.
Gallery hours are 10am to 4pm on week days, and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays. Inquiries: (041) 586-3973.


Pulp Press presents the “Synaesthesia” exhibition opening on Friday, August 26, at 5.30pm. The exhibition will run until September 26.

The “Off the Wall” exhibition is on until September 3.The exhibition offers artists space to sell artworks that have not yet found a buyer.
Gallery hours are 9am to 4pm on weekdays. Inquiries: Zinzi Mabuso (041) 585 3641.

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