With a mixture of up-and-coming and established artists, the Emerging Artists Development Trust (EADT) and The Traveling Art Gallery (TTAG) are showcasing their work at the V&A Waterfront. The exhibition is being held in the 400 square meter space previously occupied by Balducci restaurant. Visitors will encounter an inspiring and beautifully curated collection of contemporary art reflecting the diversity of South African art.
This year marks the forth annum of the partnership between Emerging Artists Development Trust and the Traveling Art Gallery in in true fashion, every year bring froward new talent that is highlighted in the group exhibitions.
Art works tat are featured in a group exhibition include Hermien van der Merwe with her first offering of 2022 entitled Wind on Table Mountain. An abstract work that is based on fynbos Helichrysum flowers that bloom in the summer on the mountains in the Western Cape. The name Helichrysum is derived from the Greek helios meaning sun, and chrysos meaning gold, referring to the bright yellow colour of the flower heads.
Sarah Danes Jarret’s artwork to the part of a series The Face. Sarah Danes Jarrett was raised in Zimbabwe, then came to South Africa to embark on a highly successful 12 year career in the design industry, winning three Clios and two London International Advertising Awards.
This exhibition features her bold, considered, layered portraits that have proved immensely popular, finding their way into collections across the globe.
The paintings in this collection reflect a journey of change in Sarah’s colours, moving from bright fluorescents to a more subdued, subtle palette. The scale is shameless, breaking intimacy barriers with their sheer size.
“I have always worked on people, faces, I love the translucency & reflection of skin, confrontational eyes that narrate a story I can’t vocalise. My style is paradoxically chaotic and controlled,brazen and aggressive brushstrokes form soft curves, precisely formed with a sharp white edge. My controlling personality tries to form some order in a world that is constantly in flux. I use colours that bear no similarity to skin and shameless scale to break our intimacy barriers.”
Another addition into the impressive bill is Christa Myburgh with the vibrant painted depiction of a diver entitled Continuation.