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ART TALKS & GUIDED WALKS

Art Talks are open to All Pass Holders (Day + Weekend + Premier).
Breakfast Talks are open to all at an additional charge
Guided Art Walks are open only to Premier Weekend Pass Holders.

JP Meyer at Solo Studios 2019

JP Meyer

In 1996, JP swapped corporate life for that of a student at the Foundation School of Art in Observatory, Cape Town, graduating at the end of 1999. Since then he has been painting full-time. He currently lives and works in Porterville.

ART WALK Friday 09h45-12h00 & Saturday 13h00-15h00
JP will be conducting walkabouts of the studios of artists Riaan van Zyl, Donker Jonker, Louisa Gerryts, Gordon Williams, Solly Smook and Li Nepgen. 1.5km round trip, depart from The Hub.
(Open to Premier Weekend Pass Holders only).

Diana Williams at Solo Studios 2019

Diana Williams

Diana Williams has over twenty years’ experience in the art and heritage fields in the UK and South Africa.  She is currently Vice Chair of AVA (Association of Visual Arts) and founder of Art Trails, a tour guiding business for visitors to Cape Town, providing insight into the current contemporary art scene.

ART WALK Friday 09h15-11h30 & Saturday 09h15-11h30
Guided walkabout of the studios of artists Jenny Parsons, Claudia Gurwitz, Greta McMahon, Philip Barlow, Leila Fanner and Tamlin Blake. 5 km drive to Riebeek West, 500 m round trip walk. Depart from The Hub.
(Open to Premier Weekend Pass Holders only).

Pieter Swart at Solo Studios 2019

Pieter Swart

Pieter Swart is Director for Special Projects at Stellenbosch University. He serves on the Boards of GFI Art Gallery in Port Elizabeth and the Stellenbosch Art Museum.

ART WALK Friday 13h00-15h00 & Saturday 09h45-12h00
Guided walkabout of the studios of artists Emma Willemse, Anthony Harris, Wiehan de Jager, Tanya Majo, André van Vuuren and Ade Kipades. He will also host an exhibition of local sculptor Anton Momberg. 2.5 km round trip walk. Depart from The Hub.
(Open to Premier Weekend Pass Holders only).

Andi Norton at Solo Studios 2019

Andi Norton

Andi Norton is a strategic development consultant specializing in art and education. She has worked with a number of corporate, public and philanthropic clients and is a founding member of the Stellenbosch Outdoor Sculpture Trust and the Deloitte KickstART programme. Her areas of interest are public art and the role that the arts play in developing 21st century learning skills.

ART TALK Friday 16h15-17h15 at the Royal Conference Room.
Panel discussion facilitated by Michelle Constant, with Khanyisile Mbongwa, Mike Mavura and Andi Norton. Topic: Highlighting contemporary artists from the African continent.
(Open to All Pass Holders).

Ann Marais at Solo Studios 2019

Ann Marais

Ann is a ceramic artist, sculptor, curator, writer, critic for ceramic publications, selector, awards judge, external moderator and Fellow of Ceramics SA. She has participated in over 250 exhibitions locally and abroad. Ann did a residency at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2005. Her works can be seen in museums in South Africa, France and Italy.

ART TALK Friday 15h00-16h00 at the Royal Conference Room
Topic: A brief insight into ceramic expression in art through the works of some well-known international and South African ceramic artists.
(Open to All Pass Holders).

Gabriel Clark Brown at Solo Studios 2019

Gabriel Clarke-Brown

Gabriel knew that since picking up an etching needle at the age of 16 that printmaking was in his blood. From completing an MFA, being awarded a Museum of Modern Art Residence in Dublin, and establishing the SA Print Gallery, Woodstock ten years ago, he lives in the magic of printmaking.

ART TALK Saturday 15h30-16h30 at the Royal Conference Room.
Topic:  A brief 100 years of SA fine-art printmaking: the highs, the lows, the darlings and the scoundrels that have made the SA fine-art printmaking world so rich and intriguing.
(Open to All Pass Holders).

Kefiloe Siwisa at Solo Studios 2019

Kefiloe Siwisa

Kefiloe Siwisa holds an MFA in curating from Goldsmiths University in London and a BA in art history and visual culture from the University of Cape Town. She is the curator of Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg.

ART TALK Saturday 16h45-17h45 at the Royal Conference Room.
Topic: What is it that curators are meant to do? How might they consider and influence collective consciousness, and bring care into their work? In this performative lecture Kefiloe revisits the notion of ‘curator as carer’ in an attempt to reclaim and deepen a human-centred methodology.
(Open to All Pass Holders).

BREAKFAST TALK Sunday 08h00-09h00 at La Parilla Restaurant.
Tamzin Lovell and Kefiloe Siwisa. Topic: Is it Art? - a somewhat humorous, somewhat serious discussion about how you can tell what is art and what is not?
Entrance R150 p/p includes continental breakfast. Book at The Hub in Short Street.

Tamzin Lovell-Miller at Solo Studios 2019

Tamzin Lovell-Miller

Tamzin Lovell-Miller is an art fundi. She has owned galleries in Cape Town and London, and now runs an art software company called Artfundi, which provides a platform for galleries, collectors and museums to professionally manage their art inventories.

BREAKFAST TALK Sunday 08h00-09h00 La Parilla Restaurant.
Tamzin Lovell and Kefiloe Siwisa. Topic: Is it Art? - a somewhat humorous, somewhat serious discussion about how you can tell what is art and what is not?
Entrance R150 p/p includes continental breakfast. Book at The Hub in Short Street.

Khanyisele Mbongwa at Solo Studios 2019

Khanyisile Mbongwa

Khanyisile Mbongwa is a Cape Town based independent curator and award winning artist, who works with public space, interdisciplinary and performative practices unpacking, socio-political, socio-economic, socio-racial and historical complexities and nuances of the everyday. Khanyisile is Chief Curator of the Stellenbosch Triennale.

ART TALK Friday 16h15-17h15 at the Royal Conference Room.
Panel discussion facilitated by Michelle Constant, with Khanyisile Mbongwa, Mike Mavura and Andi Norton. Topic: Highlighting contemporary artists from the African continent.
(Open to All Pass Holders).

Dr Mike Mavura at Solo Studios 2019

Dr Mike Mavura

Dr Mike Mavura has a PhD in politics from Rhodes University and extensive experience of working on art projects and curatorial practices. He is visual-art lecturer and change agent at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design.

ART TALK Friday 16h15-17h15 at the Royal Conference Room.
Panel discussion facilitated by Michelle Constant, with Khanyisile Mbongwa, Mike Mavura and Andi Norton. Topic: Highlighting contemporary artists from the African continent.
(Open to All Pass Holders).

Michelle Constant at Solo Studios 2019

Michelle Constant

SAFM radio personality Michelle Constant was until recently CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). She is currently CEO of The Constitution Hill Trust, and the patron of Solo Studios 2019.

ART TALK Friday 16h15-17h15 at the Royal Conference Room.
Panel discussion facilitated by Michelle Constant, with Khanyisile Mbongwa, Mike Mavura and Andi Norton. Topic: Highlighting contemporary artists from the African continent.
(Open to All Pass Holders).

BREAKFAST TALK Saturday 08h00-09h00 at La Parilla Restaurant.
Topic: Change is the only constant.
Entrance R150 p/p includes continental breakfast. Book at The Hub in Short Street.

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