Galerie Noko art exhibition opens tonight

[caption id="attachment_159183" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Port Elizabeth artist Duncan Stewart will speak at the opening[/caption]

Up and coming artists will let their imaginations run wild when Galerie Noko’s Future Forecast art exhibition opens tonight.

Port Elizabeth artist and mentor Duncan Stewart will speak at the opening, with the exhibition themed “The Emancipation of Imagination”. In addition to the opening tonight, Galerie Noko is also holding a workshop on Monday, from 10am to 2pm, with talks aimed at developing emerging artists.

Gallery charge d’affaires (director) Usain Obot said the exhibition was the first of its kind for the gallery and would serve as “a good way to develop emerging talent”.

“The gallery has hosted many open-call exhibitions aimed at developing emerging artists’ exposure in the Eastern Cape and finding new, exciting artistic expressions but this is the first open-call exhibition for 2016,” Obot said.

“This particular exhibition is in addition to other exhibitions that the gallery implements which predominantly feature works of established or renowned artists. Visitors should expect to see works from different iterations that speak to the broader issues in our communities.”

The gallery called for submissions from around the country to help draw “diverse narratives”.

The Richmond Hill-based gallery, which has been operating for more than two years, serves as a artist residency space, exhibition space and an art gallery that focuses on contemporary, modern and abstract arts.

The exhibition will close on August 11. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, and on weekends from 10am until 4pm.

Further information is available from Robyn Larkin on (041)582-2090.