Lien Botha and MJ Lourens will both be participating in the exhibition Kennis at the Stellenbosch Woordfees from Friday 2 – Sunday 11 March 2018.
In the early 1970s Human & Rousseau published the first full-colour encyclopaedia in Afrikaans: entitled, Kennis. With its bright colours, attractive illustrations and interesting perspectives, it became a source of knowledge, information and (now clearly one-sided) history. Although some information is now incorrect or out-dated, this encyclopaedia opened doors to new worlds, to science and foreign ideas by giving the youth an opportunity to be curious, to enjoy research and to be visually stimulated. One could argue that this yearning for knowledge, information and “truth” created a generation that loved reading and learning.
The aim of Kennis is to retell the stories of history; correct historic or scientific mistakes; comment on historic facts or situations; update information to reflect current views; review political ideologies; use old topics as metaphors for current views; comment on the current education system; compare facts and logic; or simply be inspired by the page or topic.
Kennis will be taking place at Gallery University Stellenbosch (Old Lutheran Church) located on the corner of Dorp and Bird Street, Stellenbosch.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday 28 February 2018 and closes on Friday 30 March 2018.
Barnard will be participating in the sixth edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF) from Friday 16 – 18 February 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
This curated presentation will include new works by Richard Mudariki, Lien Botha, Tom Cullberg, Alex Emsley, Ryan Hewett, Sarah Biggs, MJ Lourens, Virginia MacKenny, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Katherine Spindler, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Robyn Penn & Alexia Vogel.
Please find us at Booth B5.
Showcasing signature works by the gallery’s stable alongside works by invited artists this exhibition reviews examples of highlights from the past year while introducing examples of exciting collaborations planned for 2018.
Barnard Collective includes works by Alexia Vogel, Sarah Biggs, Lien Botha, Hugh Byrne, Tom Cullberg, Alex Emsley, Ryan Hewett, MJ Lourens, Virginia MacKenny, Richard Mudariki, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Robyn Penn, Katherine Spindler, Alastair Whitton and Jaco van Schalkwyk. The exhibition will run through to 23 January, 2018.
Showcasing signature works by the gallery’s stable along side works by invited artists this exhibition reviews examples of highlights from the past year while introducing examples of exciting collaborations planned for 2018.
Barnard Collective includes works by Alexia Vogel, Sarah Biggs, Lien Botha, Hugh Byrne, Tom Cullberg, Alex Emsley, Ryan Hewett, MJ Lourens, Virginia MacKenny, Richard Mudariki, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Robyn Penn, Katherine Spindler, Alastair Whitton and Jaco van Schalkwyk. The show will open to the public from 6 December running through 23 January, 2018.
Barnard is pleased to announce its participation in AKAA at Carreu du Temple showcasing a presentation of new paintings by Ryan Hewett, Alexia Vogel, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Sarah Biggs, MJ Lourens, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Robyn Penn, Katherine Spindler and photographs by Lien Botha and Alastair Whitton.
Barnard looks forward to welcoming and connecting with you to Booth C3.
2017 marks the first year that Barnard will be participating in the Parisian Art Fair entitled, Also Known As Africa (AKAA). This fair will be taking place from 10 – 12 November at Carreu du Temple, Paris, France. The Gallery’s presentation will focus on the exploration and investigation of paint and the treatment of the photographic medium within a South African context. New paintings by Alexia Vogel, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Sarah Biggs, MJ Lourens, Robyn Penn, Katherine Spindler and Ryan Hewett will be on show as well as photographs by Alastair Whitton and Lien Botha. Find us at Booth C3.
For more information regarding AKAA please click here.
We are pleased to announce that Lien Botha will be participating in a group mixed media exhibition around the theme of drought entitled Droogte – Drought – Imbalela – Isomiso – Komelelo – Dyandza Gomelelo – Komello Somiso Khuru.
The exhibition opens this Friday 25 August at the Artvark Gallery in Kalk Bay, Cape Town and closes on Sunday 8 October 2017.
Drought and extreme weather is considered a climate change pattern in this new planetary epoch we now call the Anthropocene. This term officially came into use to describe the current geological age in August 2016.
The scale and far-reaching consequences of the current drought in Cape Town can at times be difficult to imagine. This exhibition explores how art can be a tool to explore some of the complexities of these new planetary realities such as drought. With work from over 35 artists this exhibition will have a particularly South African approach.
Barnard Gallery is proud to announce that Lien Botha has been awarded the Eugène Marais prize for literature for her debut novel Wonderboom. Her related solo exhibition of photographs was presented by Barnard Gallery at Somerset House in London during the 2016 edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair. For more on this project, including details of available works, please refer to the artist’s page on our website or alternatively contact the gallery.
Work by Lien Botha is currently featured in the exhibition Home Truths at the Sanlam Art Gallery in Johannesburg. The exhibition, which previously showed at the Iziko South African National Gallery earlier in 2016, is drawn from public and private collections in South Africa and explores the South African domestic interior and its concomitant themes of security, comfort and self expression. Curated by Professor Michael Godby and featuring David Goldblatt, Lisa Brice, Sam Nhlengethwa, Ian Grose and Thuli Gamedze, amongst others, the exhibition will be on show until the 3rd of February, 2017.
For more on the artist and her work
Work by Lien Botha will be featured in the inaugural YiPSA (Young in Prison South Africa) exhibition and auction at the Orms Cape Town School of Photography. The exhibition includes selection of work by both established and emerging South African photographers and artists, including Guy Tillim, Sue Williamson, Zanele Muholi, Gary Van Wyk, Mikhael Subotsky, Omar Badsha, Cedric Nunn, Obie Oberholzer, Eric Miller, Paul Weinberg, and many more. The exhibition will open on Monday, the 14th of November and the auction will take place on Thursday the 17th.