CAS – Kirstenbosch Exhibition (Jan, 2019)

CAS – Kirstenbosch Exhibition (Jan, 2019)

With a burst of colour at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, CAS (Constantiaberg Art Society) opened their first exhibition of 2019. Hanging day was a bustle-and-chat of artists working together and side by side to display their works. There was much excitement in the air.

CAS has such a variety of different artists which is great for exhibition go-ers. There’s always something to meet every taste and interior decor.

For instance, there were realistically painted animals from Des Pollard to more expressionistic versions by Andrew Mokgatla, and in complete contrast to both, a delicately sewn and painted dog by Karin Davel.

Flowers are always popular at Kirstenbosch, probably the best venue to display artistic renditions of such. Here are a few examples of indigenous favourites – Proteas by: Elke Knabel and Marion Cross. To add, there was also a loose bowl of bright ‘happy’ flowers by Brenda Fig and a succulent painting by C. J. Massingham. All very different and beautiful.

Birds were also featured. Here are 3 renditions. Ali Lauren Melck’s weaver bird, Chantelle van Zyl’s well camouflaged secretary bird and Roz Hoek’s painted illustration inspired by African folklore which I found particularly intriguing.

There were so many individual artists’ panels covered in works in many different sizes. Here are a few examples on display:

In The Zone wishes all the artists on the exhibition all the best and a big thank you and shout-out goes to all the volunteers who make this exhibition such a success.

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  • “Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.” – Anni Albers

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Cover photo: Detail from a James Yates painting on the exhibition.



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