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Photographer: Desiree Schirlinger
Kalk Bay to Muizenberg beach clean up on held Sunday 14 April
11 times South African freediving record holder, Hanli Prinsloo of the I Am Water Trust in collaboration with Salon 91 Contemporary Art Collection, organized a well-supported beach clean-up along the rocky shore from Kalk Bay to Muizenberg on Sunday 14 April. The I Am Water beach clean up which forms a part of the SAMSA SEA Pledge Saldanha to Sodwana Tour, not only made that stretch of coastline more appealing to the people that live there, but also saved the lives of countless fish, mammals and birds that call the ocean their home.
The usual Sunday strollers expressed great appreciation for the teams efforts for removing the well-hidden and lodged rubbish which was stuck between the rocks.
“Like so many of you, I am so proud to live here, so thank you for helping to keep our home clean!” said Prinsloo to the gathered troops. Monique Du Preez, the gallery director for Salon 91, joined the fight armed with her bright blue rubbish bag and matching rubber gloves. “Every year in December we chose a local charity to support with profits made from an appropriately themed exhibition at the gallery,” explained Du Preez, “We chose to support I Am Water last year, their work with teaching underprivileged children how to swim as well as their dugong project really appealed to us, we were proud to have raised just over R20 000 for them.”
Joining in the clean-up were also representatives from the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), an Eastern Cape based charity that along with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) are currently on the SAMSA SEA Pledge Saldanha to Sodwana Tour. For four weeks the team will be touring South Africa’s coast line and spreading the word of coastal conservation to everyone from young school children to the various mayors and dignitaries along the way.
Supported by Hanli and the I Am Water trust, the SST will be holding various educational beach activities for children and adults of all ages to partake in at 15 stops along our coastline. Members of the public are encouraged to join in and make their very own SEAPledge, a written or verbal promise about how they plan on making a difference to our oceans – even committing to arrange one of their own beach clean ups.
“We need to pick up all this plastic or else the sea creatures will eat it and die,” explained seven year old Miles Dickering as he bagged another discarded plastic water bottle. A perfectly accurate statement, as more than 100 000 marine creatures a year are found dead due to plastic entanglement. Aside from this, approximately one million sea birds fall victim to ingesting plastic.
“Plastic never really biodegrades,” said beach cleaner and environmental educator Jacklyn Stephenson, “It just gets smaller and smaller, where it causes even more damage by entering the fish’s gills, getting filtered by mussels , eaten by birds and much more. We’re messing up the ecosystem that’s keeping us alive.”
“We would like to thank the City of Cape Town and Solid Waste Management for their support supplying the large blue rubbish bags and for removing over 50 bags of rubbish collected off the rocks by our team,” commented Prinsloo.
I Am Water, SST and Salon 91 all share the same vision of wanting protected and cared for coastlines and oceans. The simple act of picking up a rogue plastic bag could mean the difference between life and death for a sea creature just metres away from you.
Paul Senyol (Represented by SALON91) has just completed an all-new beautiful body of work. These pieces will be on view at A WORD OF ART from this Thursday. Paul will be exhibiting alongside Wesley van Eeden in an exhibition titled ‘Transformative’. Please contact Salon91 for a catalogue of available works.
During December and January Salon91 hosted the ‘I’d rather be swimming’ group exhibition in association with the I AM WATER ocean conservation trust.Salon91 and its artists donated 10% of all sales of artworks to the I AM WATER conservation trust. Part of the proceeds will go towards a beach clean-up project and the rest will be put to excellent use in supporting their other amazing projects – see: www.iamwater.co.za/projects/.
The exhibition was a huge success and we would like to extend a big thank you to all the artists and people who supported the show by purchasing works. We also would like to invite any ocean & / art lovers to be a part of the beach clean up project…
The rocks along the boardwalk from Kalk Bay to Muizenberg tend to pick up a lot of trash, which is extremely harmful to the environment and marine life, so join us on SUNDAY 14 APRIL to hop, skip and jump along the rocks, keeping our ocean clean!
Meet at Kalk Bay Reef Parking Lot on Main Road (next to the Kalk Bay Garden Shop) at 9 am. City of Cape Town SOLID WASTE are supplying clean-up bags, so just bring your family, friends, sun block or rain coat whatever the weather, walking shoes and ocean love!
We will finish in Muizenberg around 11 and either walk or take the train back to the parking lot in Kalk Bay!
See you in Kalk Bay!
Hanli, Monique and the I AM WATER/ SALON 91 Teams!
Cape Times, Wed, 20 March 2013, Page 13
READ AND SEE MORE HERE
Page 5, Top of the Times, Cape Times, Friday February 1 2013
Page 6, Tonight Art, Cape Argus, Thursday January 31 2013
Salon91′s current exhibition, I’d Rather be Swimming, will be featured between 07:45 and 08:00 on the Morning Live show on SABC 2; Sunday the 13th of January 2013.
Article was written by Bibi Slippers
Artworks in the back are by Frank van Reenen
Photo taken by Shavan Rahim
The article featured in: Rapport newspaper’s My Tyd magazine, Sunday 9 December 2012, Issue 41.
Friday, 2 November 2012
12 – 25 October 2012
A two-man ‘live art’ show by Paul Senyol & Augustine Kofie
Proudly presented by The Lovell Gallery in association with Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection
Venue: The Lovell Gallery, Woodstock
139 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Co-curated by Tamzin Lovell Miller, Brendon van Kraayenbug & Monique du Preez
This October The Lovell Gallery & Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection join forces to present GATHER an exhibition by visual artists Augustine Kofie & Paul Senyol, whose works grace the streets and galleries of LA and Cape Town, respectively. GATHER will include works by the individual artists in their signature styles, collaborative works by Senyol & Kofie, as well as a true pièce de résistance, a historic racing Porsche 911, which will be transformed into an object of art inside the gallery as part of this exhibition.
Augustine Kofie (born 1973) is a self-taught artist living and working in Los Angeles. He has exhibited extensively worldwide with seminal shows in New York, California, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. The artist has been featured in Juxtapoz, The Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Project Room and Studio Voice. Kofie is internationally renowned for his awe-inspiring technical skills, employed to create his unique abstract compositions, characterized by simple geometric shapes, exact lines & smooth colour – complex yet elegant and in a league of their own.
Paul Senyol (born 1980) has been drawing and painting since his early high school years, however never pursuing any form of artistic training. Graffiti and street artists such as Marc Gonzales, Ed Templeton, and Barry McGee have all been major influences in his work, and in later years, the artistic genius of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Cy Twombly. The absence of formal training has given the artist the freedom to break away from traditional notions of painting, to explore a variety of genres and styles, and to meld mediums, allowing him a creative freedom that flows so evidently through his works. Senyol’s art lingers gracefully and intentionally between beauty and honesty and brings a surreal, yet abstract world into being. Geometry, line, shape, composition, typography, abstraction and colour form the key elements in his work. Senyol has exhibited extensively throughout South Africa and has shown in a number of exhibitions in Europe. He currently works from a studio in Woodstock, Cape Town, and is represented by Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection.
Kofie and Senyol have both succeeded in developing their own unique abstract- & street- inspired artistic identities without any formal training. Process, balance, geometry, layering and typography are common elements, which link these artists’ works together. The pairing of Kofie and Senyol’s practice in GATHER results in a richly diverse visual dialogue and outcome, coexisting beautifully and harmoniously within the gallery space. GATHER further invites the viewer to be witness to the art-making process of two original contemporary street- and fine-artists in their own right. A world-class exhibition not to be missed!
Genre: Street Art, Abstraction; Medium: Mixed media
The Lovell Gallery:
Thank you Salon 91 and all contributing Artists
In December 2011 and January 2012 the Art venue Salon 91 hosted a group exhibition called “If You Let Yourself Love A Wild Thing”, which raised R100 for every artwork sold.
We really appreciated the opportunity since the possibility of social change lays in the involvement of a diversity of different supporters: with the artists’ and the venue’s help we managed to reach a different audience to be included in our mission and all of them are an enriching contribution to our aim, thank you!
Thanks to Salon 91 for making this possible, it was an amazing exhibition and please extend a huge thanks to all the artists involved:
Lyndi Sales, Frank van Reenen, Elsabe Milandri, Andrew Sutherland, Jean de Wet, Lara Feldman, Paul Senyol, Daniel Popper, Daniella Mooney, Jade Waller, Simon Berndt, Colijn Strydom, Katherine Bull, Candice Jezek, Marsi van de Heuvel, Tamsin Relly, Mieke van der Merwe, Cassandra Johnson, Zelda Weber, Katrin Coetzer, Maya Marshak, Jade Klara, Linsey Levendall, Maria Lebedeva, Cynthia Edwards, Kirsten Beets, Justin Southey, Neill Wright, Suzanne Duncan, Katrine Claassens, Atang Tshikare, Wessel Snyman, Abigail Heyneke, Elise Wessels,Jaco Haasbroek, Lucinda Mudge, Lorraine Loots, Bruce Mackay, Studio Muti and more.
…this little gallery showcases the work of young & up-and-coming artists. always enjoy their window displays.
For our Creative Women series this Women’s Month we asked Monique about her space, up and coming female artists and to share some of her favourite pieces from previous Salon91 exhibitions.
“Fanny and Tal” by Daniel Popper. Oil on canvas.
Mieke van der Merwe is an illustrator who wanders around the world, drawing as she goes. Since graduating from Stellenbosch in 2010, she’s tried to cover as much ground as possible, having walked her heels flat in Hong Kong, South Korea, Spain, Vietnam and Cambodia. One of the things she loves most about going walkabout is experiencing new things and recording them in her journal.
Article: Varenka Paschka
Last month three of our artists Paul Senyol, Jade Klara and Bruce Mackay participated in ”The Heat is on” an exhibition in association with Econoheat at The Street in Joburg.
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Join us for a walkabout with Niklas Zimmer Saturday 23 June 2012 at 11am
Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection, 91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
‘Into the Night’ by Niklas Zimmer is a collection of long-exposure, film-based photographs taken at night in Cape Town. In this series of nudes, still lifes and cityscapes, Niklas Zimmer has used the night and the process of photographing with long exposures as an allegorical backdrop for a politics of personal path-finding through ambivalent terrains of consciousness. Curated by Jacqueline Nurse.
DIE BURGER, 12 June 2012, Page 10
DIE BURGER, 5 June 2012, Page 10
Louis Minnaar and Maaike Bakker talk about collaboration, illustration and sloths.
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