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Rust-en-Vrede Gallery + Clay Museum – 5 exhibitions openings

by | Mar 28, 2024 | Featured | 0 comments

Diarise Saturday 6 April at 11:00

The life and legacy of studio potter Ian Glenny at the Clay Museum heads the list of the 5 exhibitions opening at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery + Clay Museum on Saturday 6 April at 11:00.

With 5 new exhibitions openings, art lovers will be ‘foolish’ to miss out on what promises to be quite an eventful morning. These are the other 4 openings:

  • Ian Glenny – Clay Museum
  • Garth Meyer – The CUBE
  • Annelie Janse van Rensburg – Rust-en-Vrede Gallery
  • Barry van der Westhuizen – Rust-en-Vrede Gallery
  • Art Social –  Rust-en-Vrede Gallery

The Clay Museum, the only one of it’s kind in South Africa, will be honouring the life and legacy of studio potter, Ian Glenny, who sadly passed away in 2023, by showing a collection of ceramics created by this master potter. (Photo above.) This is a rare opportunity to see and acquire ceramics by Glenny in the public domain. The exhibition is accompanied by two talks on the day presented by Ceramics Art Historian Dr. Ronnie Watt. Dr. Watt is a collector and specialist researcher of South African studio pottery and studio ceramic art. He is a graduate and postgraduate of the UNISA and a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. In his PhD thesis he addressed the contextual history of South African ceramics of the 20th and 21st centuries in which he positioned cultural and socio-political influences in the development of oeuvres and genres. He is currently resident in Canada from where he continues his research into South African ceramics.
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Both these talks are unfortunately fully booked, but Dr. Watt will be here to share his knowledge to ceramic lovers and collectors alike.

The ceramics celebration continues in The CUBE (a dedicated selling space in the Clay Museum showcasing contemporary works of clay). Ceramicist Garth Meyer created a range of highly collectable lidded pots and vessels for his CUBE exhibition, which is aptly titled ‘Lidded’. These works pair well with a third ceramic-centric exhibition in the main gallery titled

‘Abundance’ by Annelie Janse van Rensburg. Annelie returns for her second solo exhibition and will be showing a selection of beautifully hand-painted plates and vases celebrating the natural world.

Another solo exhibition in the gallery, titled ‘In Between the Here and There’ features linocut/relief prints by Pretoria based artist Barry van der Westhuizen. Barry’s work stems from personal observations and mapping, an integral part of his art practice. He uses various symbols, keys and markers to create alternative viewing modes of imaginative and personal geography to assist with making sense of the world around him.

The last of the five exhibitions is part of a community based initiative. Art Social, a creative concept developed by Linda van Rensburg was successfully implemented in 2023 at Val de Vie estate in Paarl. The goal of this project was to foster community building through art.Rust en Vrede Gallery

The gallery is excited to collaborate with Linda on the first Art Social event in Durbanville, which includes a physical exhibition, digital exhibition in aid of Huis Andries Olivier and art related activities for children on the opening day. The main exhibition, titled ‘Art Social: Quality Time’, aims to highlight, celebrate and encourage families to engage in creative activities together. The exhibition will showcase the collaborative works of established artists and their family members – in this case parent/child or grandparent/grandchild. Exhibiting artists include: Hennie + Andries + Daniël Meyer, Anina + Anna-Sophia Deetlefs, Elize + Milan Oosthuizen, Marguerite Roux and Heidi Burger, Kim + Lilah Thebus-Woodman, Frieda + Kristina van Zyl, Patsy + Simon + Nicholas + Evie + Lisa Groll, Paul + Noah Senyol, Victor + Petal Harley, Carla Botes + Sienna Mulder + Khan Mulder, Wiehan + Jewel + Nathan de Jager.
Art and craft supplies will be made available on the opening day, and families are welcome to come and ‘art’ together during the event.

DO NOT MISS OUT on these 5 exhibitions at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery + Clay Museum in Durbanville!

WHAT: Ian Glenny –  Garth Meyer – Annelie Janse van Rensburg – Barry van der Westhuizen –  Art Social 
WHERE: Rust-en-Vrede Gallery + Clay Museum, road
WHEN: Opening Saturday 6 April 2024, 11h00 | closing 11 May 2024 | Monday – Friday 10:00 – 16:00 and Saturday 09:00 – 13:00
INFO: T 068 457 858 | E |

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