ARTGO: Life is a stage, Homage to Africa, Call for entries

ARTGO: Life is a stage, Homage to Africa, Call for entries
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Rejuvenate your soul with this week's colourful art shows
131 A Gallery CT - Against A Narrow Heart 
Christiaan Conradie solo exhibition / Opening 29 April 6pm-8pm / Until 08 June HERE
Palette Fine Art Gallery Franschhoek - Palette Fine Art Gallery has opened in Franschhoek.
Situated on the historic Huguenot Road at number 40, the range of art reflects both the roots of the French farming area and the modern cultural town that Franschhoek has become. HERE
Stevenson CT STAGE - Khanyisile Mawhayi solo exhibition
For STAGE, Mawhayi exhibits works from The Ambivalent Blueprint, a body of cyanotypes that the artist says 'was heavily influenced by process – the process of having conversations with my mother, with my friends, with taxi drivers and lecturers; and the process of drawing and printing and making'./ 29 April - 26 June HERE
The Bag Factory JHB - Excited to announce its 30th anniversary exhibition
Bag Factory 30 Years: So Far, The Future, presented in partnership with FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg/ Exhibition Opening: Saturday, 1 May 2021 Until 19 June. HERE
THK Gallery CT - Urns for the Ashes of my Lost Lovers
Pierre le Riche solo exhibition - Le Riche's new tapestries and embroideries at THK Gallery unambiguously place the figure front and centre of his practice. "It is the first time that I am exhibiting anything like this," the artist says. "My work over the last two years has been very restrained." / 6 May - 26 June HERE
Ebony/Curated CT - Makwande
Aviwe Plaatjie solo exhibition / 05 May - 25 June HERE
Salon91 CT - This Time Tomorrow - Andrew Sutherland solo exhibition
This Time Tomorrow, takes its title and inspiration from the song of the same name which was written and performed by the Kinks. In this body of work, Andrew Sutherland imagines possible answers to this question posed by the Kinks, expressed through oil and mixed media on paper and canvas./ 05 May - 05 June HERE
The Melrose Gallery JHB - Homage to Africa - Sfiso Ka-Mkame's solo exhibition
This exhibition recognises some of the many challenges facing the Continent of Africa but above all celebrates the many beautiful things about our Continent and her people. It expresses a desire for peace for the Continent so that we can focus our energy on the joy of life./ Until 30 May HERE
Oliewenhuis Art Museum BFN - Home: Legae, Lehae, Ekhaya, Home, Tuiste
The home is a living space where different interactions occur such as eating, dreaming and receiving guests. This influenced the idea of Art Salons.It is a gallery arrangement that displays all mediums, sizes and textures of artwork on one wall and aims to excite and over-stimulate a viewer. / Until 09 May HERE
Gallery @ Glen Carlou CT - Double Vision
A Collaboration of Landscape Paintings by Beezy Bailey and Stuart Dods. / Until 30 May 2021 HERE
Gallery2 JHB - False Refuge  - A solo exhibition by Marlise Keith
Marlise Keith works with mixed media collages, pencil drawing, ink and acrylic, as well as, small sculptures of fabric, embroidery and found objects./ Until 08 May HERE
Manzart Franschhoek - Life is a stage and we are all merely players
Marié Stander solo exhibition / Until 30 May HERE
Rust en Vrede Gallery CT - 3 Exhibitions: Trifecta, Sailors and Sirens and Urban Art
Trifecta - Antoinette du Plessis, Sarel Pretorius, Shenaz Mahomed / Sailors and Sirens group exhibition curated by Donavan Mynhardt / Urban Art - group exhibition curated by Hamlin Jansen van Vuuren / All 3 exhibitions run Until 19 May HERE
NWU Botanical Gardens Gallery - #5WOMENARTISTS
The Art of Clay - Curated by Amohelang Mohajane / #5WOMENARTISTS is an online campaign launched by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NY) in 2016. The campaign calls attention to the fact that women have not been treated equally in the art world, and remain unrepresented and undervalued in museums, galleries, and auction houses./ Until 11 May HERE
NWU Gallery - MORAPEDI, ONE WHO PRAYS - Lerato Lodi solo exhibition
Curated by Amohelang Mohajane / In her first solo exhibition, Lodi takes us along the start of a journey that investigates her curiosity of the intricacies of dual spiritual practices prevalent in "Sebaka sa Badimo" (a shrine or a sacred ritual site that is fundamental in traditional African spiritual practice), and the church as a space of worship an important setting for Christianity./ Until 11 May HERE
Art.b Gallery CT - Solo exhibitions by established artists Julia van Schalkwyk and David Liknaitzky / Until  08 May 2021 HERE

ARTGO Call For Entries

Portrait Award 2021 - Call for entries HERE
Portrait Workshops Hosted by Dennis Woest. Dates: May 28-30, Rust-En-Vrede Gallery Durbanville.
The Endangered Wildlife Trust Contemporary 21
Local artists are invited to submit works that speak to the EWT's vision of a healthy planet and an equitable world that values and sustains the diversity of all life for an exhibition entitled The EWT Contemporary 21. The exhibition will be held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in Illovo, Johannesburg, from Saturday 4 September – Sunday 12 September 2021. HERE
Discovering New Breed Art 
The New Breed Art Competition invites new and emerging Free State-based artists to enter and take a step towards being discovered as a new breed of artist. Competition entries for the 2021 New Breed Art Competition opens on 13 September 2021 and closes on 19 September 2021. HERE
35th Edition of Absa L'Atelier challenges young African artists to 'Act their Art'
Proudly African bank Absa, in partnership with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA), officially opened applications for the 2021 Absa L'Atelier art competition and invite young artists from across the continent to enter. HERE
SA Auction / Action
Strauss & Co
African Lion: John Muafangejo Works from The Orde Levinson Collection
8:00am Monday, 26 Apr 2021 → 8:00pm Monday, 3 May 2021

Single-Owner Private Collection of Fine Wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace and Champagne
11:00am Sunday, 16 May 2021

Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art
2:00pm Monday, 17 May 2021 → Tuesday, 18 May 2021
5th Avenue Auctioneers
May 9, 2021 10:00 AM SAST
Persian & Oriental Carpets, Rugs,
Runners & Kelims
Russell Kaplan Auctioneers
May Wunderkammer Auction
Thur 20th May – Tue 25th May
The auction catalogue will be online from Sunday 16th May

Esther Mahlangu (South Africa, 1935 - )
'Ndebele motif' sold R130,000
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