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There are two areas for hire subject to approval by the Irma Stern Museum Committee for exhibitions of temporary artwork. Costs for these venues are based on a hiring and/or commission basis.

The upstairs gallery consists of approximately 45 running metres of exhibition space in three different adjacent galleries. The small gallery downstairs which measures approximately 10 metres is suitable for works on paper.

Click here for Upstairs Gallery Map or Small Gallery Map

At: Irma Stern Museum
Dates: 2-23 August 2014
Opening: 2nd August 2014 @ 11 am
Opening speaker: Wilma Cruise
Wines at opening by Kanonkop.

4 Women, 4 Journeys in Clay
a group exhibition of ceramics by
Sarah Walters, Catherine Brennon,
Lynette Morris-Hale
& Lisa Ringwood

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To coincide with Women's Day in August, UCT Irma Stern Museum is presenting an exhibition of work by 4 established women potters entitled '4 Women, 4 Journeys in Clay' from 2-23 August.

The 4 potters involved all use clay very differently. Each has a clear, distinct voice which reflects their personal journeys while using a common material.

Sarah Walter's Jade coloured porcelain takes you with her on a journey (on many levels) to Vietnam, China and North Korea.

Lisa Ringwood invites you to share her everyday life in images of nature dispersed with 'domestic nostalgia' alongside history and tradition. Several new forms appear in this stage of her journey.

Lynette Morris-Hale uses 18th Century Rococo as a vehicle for a journey that explores the strength of women behind the feminine mask of frills and heels. An interesting twist on history.

Catherine Brennon draws you to an inward journey to consider all that is contained within, through her sculptural Dream Boxes.

This promises to be an exceptional exhibition, celebrating the lives of women in general, and with something of interest to all those who love ceramics. Well known artist and academic, Wilma Cruise will be opening the exhibition.

There will be an artist in attendance for the duration of the exhibition.
Furniture by Lutge Gallery - all furniture for sale

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At: Irma Stern Museum
Dates: 10 May - 19 Jul 2014
Opening 10 May 11h00
by Margot Hatting
Walkabout 24 May 11h00

Visions of nature
an exhibition of experimental etchings by
Ursula Niblett-Zeller, Christine Scheid,
Marelise Van Wyk & Margie Taswell-Yates

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Visions of nature is a group show by four etchers who have been working together in the Simon’s Town Art Group studio for many years. This is the first time they exhibit together.

Although the group work closely together and learn from each other, each artist uses different etching techniques to express themselves in a unique way.

Ursula Niblett-Zeller is inspired by nature and natural structures. Like nature itself her pictures evolve, changing in format and content. She effectively combines traditional etching techniques with interesting experimental processes. She often collages her etchings in combination with paintings on canvas.

Christine Scheid’s works are printed using deeply bitten plates that often fall apart as her experimental process develops. This results into her fairly realistic figures and/ landscapes becoming strong abstract works. In her work she wants to show that “nature around her is beautiful, fragile and easy to destroy by man.”

Marelise Van Wyk’s print are characterised by strong expressive line that emphasises the contrasts in the strength, yet delicacy of nature. She uses traditional copper plates as well as dry-point on Perspex and plates that she picks up on the beach, to print with. Her etchings are often printed on textured pre-prepared mixed-media surfaces.

Margie Taswell-Yates does small, detailed work based on her observation of the landscape before her, the effect of the elements on man-made structures, and the feeling of isolation that can be produced by the lack of nature in cities. Being primarily a painter she loves aquatint and uses it in most of her etchings for both its tonal and mood-making qualities.

They are all inspired by nature and drawn to the exciting element of surprise in the experimental process used in their etching.

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At: Irma Stern Museum
Dates: 12 Apr-2 May 2014

Story of an African Farm
a solo exhibition by Jackie Griffin-Jones

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Jacqueline Griffin-Jones was born in Port Elizabeth and studied at Rhodes University where she received her M.F.A in 1989. She has been involved in Art Education since then in Grahamstown, Cape Town and Ascot (UK) and presently paints full-time in Grahamstown.

All the paintings on this exhibition of landscapes and still-lives are loosely connected to the “Story of an African Farm” -  the title of three paintings. Works contain personal imagery, memory, questions of identity, local history, and are semi-autobiographical. Her landscapes have a sense of emptiness, loneliness and solitude of the vast Karoo which demand an emotional response. There are also a number of small cameo pieces on show, as well as a few abstract works.

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At: Irma Stern Museum
Dates: 11 Feb-15 Mar 2014
Artist walkabout on Sat 1 March at 11am

Recent Work (2008-2013)
a solo exhibition by Stanley Hermans

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Broad themes of transition, transformation and restructuring that might be in evidence in this selection of improvisations (from 2008 to 2013) are less a consequence of intent than the happy outcome of attempts at self-expression that, ever hopefully, might lead to results of conviction, originality and purpose.

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Opening Hours Tuesday - Friday 10h00 - 17h00, Saturday 10h00 - 14h00
Entrance  Adults @ R10 -  Pensioners & Learners @ R5

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