Oliewenhuis virtually exhibits eco-friendly art


Oliewenhuis Art Museum invites art lovers to their social media platforms for the 4th installment of Virtual Re-Collections.

This time the online exhibition will include a virtual re-displaying of a past exhibit, TOP UP INSIDE OUT.

According to the museum’s Ester le Roux, the exhibition is made up various artists with a focus on eco-friendly materials.

“These artists repurpose and creatively use materials such as bread, rubber tires, match sticks, plastic, cow dung, extension hair and cans to create remarkable artworks. They focus on green art and eco-logic as means to reduce the negative impact of wastefulness on the earth’s eco-systems,” she explained.

The exhibition was curated by Lehlohonolo Mkhasibe and was on show in the Reservoir at Oliewenhuis Art Museum from 24 May until 1 July 2018.

Le Roux expressed that the virtual recollection exhibitions aims to create meaningful virtual experiences for all to enjoy until the museum reopens to the public again.

“Every week will start by introducing the selected exhibition and artworks on Mondays and then continuing with posts right through the week. Posts will include images, photos, videos, interesting information and even practical activities for kids.

“Delving into our archives we’re discovering treasures of visual material and information, including videos of walkabouts presented by South African artists, demonstrations of techniques and catalogues produced.

“This affords us the wonderful opportunity to share some visual heritage in the form of past exhibitions that are still relevant or in some instances, relevant again,” she elaborated.

While on Monday, 13 July, the focus was on the exhibition and the opening with links to articles published by IOL and Maverick Life about the collective, today and Wednesday an array of posts will be shared, starting with photos taken of the walkabout, followed by the participating artists’ statements.

For #throwbackthursday viewers will be treated to posts of renowned South African artist, Mbongeni Buthelezi and his past touring solo exhibition titled Imizwa Yami (…my feelings) that was on show at Oliewenhuis Art Museum in 2010.

“Friday we will start our Mandela Day celebrations early with all ages activities and proceed with the commemorations on Saturday,” said Le Roux.
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Nomaqhawe Mtebele