An exhibition of paintings by Heike Allerton Davies
Sunday 29 October
“This work is part of an on-going series which looks at the female body as the exotic and the gaze that accompanies it – both the male and female gaze. Heike plays with ideas around the fear and fantasy of the exotic or the ‘other’Her interest lies particularly in the women of the Dwarsriver Valley of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and the complex historical narrative that is carried in the lives, faces and bodies of these women. “The blue and green eyes interspersed through the communities reflect hints of myself and of my own children and something brutal reflects back at me through the same blue eyes, subtle visual reminders of the layered complexities of being a women. It is about being able to return the gaze not only as a women but also as a forbidden other.”
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00–17:00
Weekends and public holidays 10:00–17:00
Heike’s work will be shown in room 1 & 2 of the Gallery.
A superb collection of contemporary sculpture, paintings and ceramics will be on exhibition in rooms 3 and 4.
Artists represented are: Michelle Nigrini, Zimele Ceramics, Gail Catlin, Helen Vaughan, Guy du Toit, Frikkie Eksteen, Sarel Petrus, Egon Tania, Willem Strydom, Wilma Cruise, Marlene von Durkheim, Cobus Haupt, Ralph Johnson and Frans Mulder.
During the Festival IS Art will be opening an exhibition of Paintings by Nhlanhla Nhlapo and Sculpture by Francois Visser, that will be opened by Angus Taylor, on Sunday 12 November 2017, at 11h00