Celebration of Angels
A form of a group exhibition by contemporary artists and a wine and nougat tasting at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate this December.
The Exhibition will take you into the realm of angels in all their magnificence as portrayed by some of South Africa’s most important artists in a variety of mediums and styles. To complete your encounter, The Tasting Room invites you to savour ‘A Taste of Heaven’ with a bouquet of enchanting pairings of Angels Tears wines and handmade nougat. As a gift from the angels, visitors to Grande Provence will be able to purchase a twin pack of Angels Tears wines for just R70 for the duration of the exhibition from 10 – 27 December.
One of South Africa’s most important artists with experience in fine art painting and printmaking, Talitha Deetlefs, will be exhibiting a sculpture entitled Winged Muse from her Muse series. A Fine Arts graduate from Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, she relates her motivation for the inclusion of the piece: “Angels are said to be divine messengers, traversing the divide between the worlds of spirit and matter and bringing us messages of hope and joy when we need a guiding light. On a symbolic or archetypal level, an angel is synonymous with the muse, the bringer of divine inspiration.”
Other prominent artists whose works will be featured in the Angels Tears Exhibition include Vanessa Berlein, Alex Hamilton, Frans Mulder and Kali van der Merwe.
A Fine Art diploma graduate from Kwazulu Natal, Vanessa Berlein recently qualified as one of the top 40 artists at the Sanlam Portrait awards. She has worked as an artist for 25 years, focusing mainly on painting, but also works with print, video, photography, music and sculptural mediums.
Alex Hamilton whose works have been influenced by street art stencil graffiti and classic Warhol pop art, explores the collective memory of society by representing our aspirations, desires, styles, fears, nostalgia and joy through popular culture iconography.
Frans Mulder, who graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from Port Elizabeth Technikon, has held solo and group exhibitions for almost four decades. His work was included in the recent David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Artist of the Year catalogue.
Kali van der Merwe, who had a phenomenal response to her work during her recent solo exhibition at Grande Provence, is a graduate of the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art with a primary focus on sculpture and ceramic sculpture in particular. She has also completed courses in Lithography and Serigraphy at Kunsthaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany.
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