There is this small enclosed garden between the workshop and the house of artist Nanette Ranger in Paarl. It’s a different world out there; back to the origins of mankind.
Myths are based on ancient knowledge; from times long before Western- and Eastern religions although these make in abundance use of stories of old. Nanette is inspired by myths; for her it’s a way of re-connecting with who we are.
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.
Since recently I am restructuring my online sales by targeting different countries via specialised sites such as Frescofy in The Netherlands and Arts 4 Special in the UK. More countries soon to follow. Here some pictures that are now online on these sites.
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
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.
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)