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PRESS: Blessing Ngobeni is the subject of an interview with The South African

June 30, 2020 - Elme Strydom

On the occassion of Chaotic Pleasure, an online presentation of the artist's body of work for the National Arts Festival, Blessing Ngoebeni is the subject of an interview with Elme Strydom on The South African.

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AGAINST INTERPRETATION | Now Open

June 1, 2020

AGAINST INTERPRETATION? 

1 June - 10 July 2020

SANELL AGGENBACH | BONITA ALICE | EMALIE BINGHAM | WILMA CRUISE  |  CLAUDE JAMMET | KILMANY-JO LIVERSAGE | TURIYA MAGADLELA | LUCINDA MUDGE | TANYA POOLE | LADY SKOLLIE

Everard Read London brings together 10 artists, living and working in South Africa and the diaspora, from a range of backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and artistic practices, for a group exhibition entitled Against Interpretation?

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DISCUSSION: Wilma Cruise in preparation for Against Interpretation

May 26, 2020

INSIDE THE ARTIST’S STUDIO
Essay by Wilma Cruise


1984 Fight or Flight: Apocalypse Now? Recycle Re-use Re-con(figure)

Cruise’s sculptures, etchings, drawings, and writing jointly thematise the process of making art — something both physical and mindful; involving materials near at hand, yet also artistic solutions that seem way out of reach...

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INTERVIEW: Lucinda Mudge in preparation for Against Interpretation?

May 22, 2020

INSIDE THE ARTIST’S STUDIO
Q&A with Lucinda Mudge

We’re looking at your works which will be part of a group Exhibition in London entitled Against Interpretation? Please tell us a bit about how these works came into being – what was the starting point?

My pieces are natural developments in terms of my skill as a maker...

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INTERVIEW: Bonita Alice in preparation for Against Interpretation?

May 22, 2020

INSIDE THE ARTIST’S STUDIO
Q&A with Bonita Alice


We’re looking at your works which will be part of a group exhibition in London entitled Against Interpretation? Please tell us a bit about how these works came into being – what was the starting point?

What lies behind the Sorry Series is the idea that we are aware… that we know and see…. selectively. We select both consciously and unconsciously in order to protect ourselves from too much of that which challenges us or make us uncomfortable in some way...

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INTERVIEW: Kilmany-Jo Liversage in preparation for Against Interpretation?

May 21, 2020

INSIDE THE ARTIST’S STUDIO
Q&A with Kilmany-Jo Liversage


We’re looking at your works which will be part of a group exhibition in London entitled Against Interpretation? Please tell us a bit about how these works came into being – what was the starting point?

Portraying females as confrontational beings, eyeing the viewer with mistrust. Re-interpreting what being a female means in this century...

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PRESS: Lady Skollie as part of From the Archives at Everard Read Johannesburg is featured on Rosebank Killarney Gazette

May 14, 2020

Lady Skollie, on the occassion of an online initiative at Everard Read Johannesburg, From the Archives, is the subject of a feature with images on Rosebank Killarney Gazette

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Everard Read London presents new paintings by Guy Ferrer

April 11, 2020

GUY FERRER - NEW PAINTINGS

Hours of isolation are the preserve of many artists for most of the time, but the past several weeks of confinement have been particularly fertile for French artist, Guy Ferrer. The days have been noticeably quieter around his studio in Perpignan where Ferrer continues his investigation into the duality of life and the universe, using his artistic practice to search for meaning and share his revelations with others.

Ferrer has always found solace, nourishment and indeed delight in his studio; a spiritual sanctuary and space for creation. “The studio for the artist, is surely the place they cherish above all others. ... It's an extension of oneself, it amplifies like a drum the tragicomedy that is the life of one dedicated to the unbelievable madness to create. This is where I spend most of my time, willing the next path of discovery, finding steppingstones towards progress and poetry - and flowers to offer to others.”

Rich in symbolism and characterised by highly textured surfaces, Ferrer’s work is deeply concerned with the numinous. His relentless energy comes from a spiritual necessity to make art which has given life to a thirty-year career of making paintings and sculpture that seem to vibrate with ethereal energy and which connect with audiences across countries and cultures.

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Everard Read Galleries raise R1.38 million for South Africa's Solidarity Fund

April 10, 2020

R 1.38 MILLION RAISED FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S SOLIDARITY FUND

EVERARD READ LAUNCHES SECOND DIGITAL EXHIBITION IN SUPPORT OF THE FUND
 
Everard Read galleries are humbled and delighted to announce that our digital exhibition, launched last week, raised almost R 1.4 million for South Africa's Solidarity Fund. 
 
Our heartfelt thanks to our artists and clients for their remarkable contribution.
 
For those who missed our Staring Straight to the Future exhibition, and the opportunity to acquire a work in support of the Solidarity Fund, today we are launching a second curated exhibition. Again, 50% of proceeds, after artist payments, will go directly to the Fund.

As the lockdown continues in South Africa and around the world, we hope that these digital exhibitions will continue to harness the generosity of our communities and make a small contribution towards protecting health workers at the front line and assisting those whose lives have been disrupted by the pandemic.

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Liza Grobler is currently exhibiting a solo exhibition Hard, but Soft at the Glen Carlou Gallery in Stellenbosch

March 17, 2020

Liza Grobler is currently participating in a solo exhibition entitled Hard, but Soft taking place at the Glen Carlou Gallery in Stellenbosch. Curated by Pierre le Riche, this exhibition features artists who engage with the concept of surface design by showcasing textile-based works. 

Grobler is a South African artist who works with a variety of media, often exploring ideas that bring together physical, psychological spaces and historical and ecological scapes. Her practice is built around process; putting materiality and ephemerality of the objects and media she works with in tension. In 2016, she was a recipient of the Africa Centre Award and was commissioned by IZIKO Museums  to create a site-specific work for the National Gallery. Other career highlights include: a solo project for Cape Town International Art Fair (2017), a commissioned public artwork for Cape Town International Design Capital (2015) and the screening of her video work at both the ADDIS International Video Arts Festival (Ethiopia) and at MOFO for Forever Now (Tasmania and Deep Space, 2015).

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