Interview in GIGARTE (by previous Prado Madrid photography curator Georgeta Negraru)
It’s a rare occasion that I exhibits in galleries and art events BUT the Tulbagh Arts Festival and the Greyton Art Walk two of those exceptions. You will find me in the Town Hall 27-29 September in Tulbagh and in the weekend of 15 November in the DR-Church Hall in Greyton. Both towns are within an easy 2 hours drive from Cape Town.
Or you can visit the studios/gallery in Napier
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Photo-graphics and close-up wildlife photographs of Herman van Bon exhibition in Greyton
Some of my photo-graphics on show this weekend at the Greyton Art Walk next to some close-up wildlife pictures.
The DR-Church Hall in Greyton is, for the occasion, baptised into the Greyton Art Centre and that’s where you can find me.
OPEN: Friday from 1 to 5PM; Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and Sunday from 10AM to 1PM
You are welcome!
At last we succeeded in setting up an online shop.
Banking is expensive in South Africa. For a credit card machine one pays a monthly fortune and is only worthwhile with a huge turnover. Banking fees per credit card transaction exceeds 5% and that’s far above the global average. But there are always loopholes and we found one. No monthly fee and very modest transaction fees.
For the time being the shop focusses itself on the South African market but customers from abroad can always contact us. Bank transactions (EFT) within Europe are free.
At the moment we are still adding new items.
The Zeitz museum of Contemposity Art Africa in Cape Town is one of those new additions that has to attract tourists.
A few personal notes:
- Architect Thomas Heatherwick (UK) performed an almost impossible task to transform old concrete silos into a state of the art museum and hotel with maintaining the origin designation in its look.
- The exhibited art reminds me to the ‘revolutionary art’ of the sixties (inspired by student revolts etc.) with the difference that what’s on display in Zeitz is more polished (thanks to modern technology) and shows more guns and violence (African interpretation). Artists like Jean-Luc Godard, Yoko Ono and Wim T. Schippers must have been inspiring the African artists. But there are also some surprises like a few video installations and black and white portraits. But bricks and bottles hanging on a ceiling, for example; have seen that numerous times in the far away past. That only adds to the general excepted perception that Cape Town is one of the three main copy-cat cities in the world.
Some of the architectural details (tomorrow a bit of art)
The end of 2017 was a once off private performance of ‘The Better box Co’ of ‘THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK’ (by Lewis Carrol’) in, of all places, Wolvengat in the Western Cape, South Africa. The play was initiated by artist Willem de Roubaix who also created the moving cardboard orchestra (home made electronics and mechanics). If you think that Cape Town is South Africa, forget it; it’s only a small part of it. The real things happen in the ‘hinterland’ across the mountain…. Cape Town is just a ‘tourist thing’ 😉 .
That was Greyton. Good Morning. With thanks to many such as John Williams and Calli Williams for their hospitality. The organisation of Greyton Art Walk for hosting me and Yvonne de Wit; Philip John and Brenda Parker from BBos for excellent company and Via’s for catering. Special thanks to visitors of our stalls for genuine interest and of course all those who acquired our works (from Greyton to New York and London in the UK). BTW I experienced since a long time the loopholes in negotiating with a London based art collector and his Polish wife 😉 That was really fun!