Lilac Chaser is Heidi Fourie’s second solo exhibition at Salon91. The show marks a move away from more typical landscape formats to embrace concerns with contemporary perception. Her imagery is inspired by hikes in Grootkloof in the Magaliesberg region, which is characterised as being a shady and dramatic abyss with unique rock formations and reflective pools. Fourie describes the experience of being in the kloof as confronting a mysterious and unfathomable landscape characterised by notions of the hidden or mystical.

In applying her painter’s eye to the experience of natural space, Fourie translates the immersive state of being in the landscape into a journey within paint. She interrogates the tools of her trade: colour theory, the material quality of paint and the demands of illusionary visual perception, into a confrontation with the inner struggle demanded of the artist in the act of creating.

The term, Lilac Chaser, refers to a visual illusion also known as the Pac-Man illusion. The illusion involves the eye perceiving a green disk when all that is represented are lilac disks on a grey field. The term succinctly holds together Fourie’s various concerns in this new body of work. From the very personal experience of manifesting the missing the colour green amidst the brown winter landscape of Pretoria to the more philosophical, painter’s journey: how to express the hidden and mystical experiences of landscape within illusionary qualities of paint.

For any enquiries, please contact the gallery on 021-424-6930. Should you wish to receive a preview catalogue of Heidi Fourie's upcoming solo exhibition, Lilac Chaser, please send us an email and we will be sure to add your name to the client list.





The Wavescape Art Board Project has been raising awareness and funds for ocean related charities since 2005. Run by the Wavescape Festival, each year, artists are invited to turn signature surfboards into works of art for an exhibition that ends with an auction. Salon Ninety One is proud to announce participating gallery artists Paul Senyol, Kirsten Beets and Andrew Sutherland...



This year’s exhibition and auction night will be presented by Jack Black Beer, with support from the South African PET Plastic Recycling Company, Cape Town and Western Cape Film and Media Promotion (a division of Wesgro), Long Beach Capital, York, Gone, & Mami Wata. The Main beneficiaries of the project are the NSRI, Shark Spotters, 9 Miles Project, Adaptive Surfing South Africa, Ocean Pledge and the Beach Co-op. Contributing artists have included Asha Zero, Jake Aikman, Sanell Aggenbach, Andrew Whitehouse, Willie Bester, Conrad Botha, Beezy Bailey, Wim Botha, Guy Tillim, Brett Murray, Conn Bertish, Kirsten Sims, Justin Fiske, Roger Ballen, Peter Eastman, Richard Scott, Gabby Raaff, ND Mazin, Mikhael Subotsky, Richard Hart, Anton Kannemeyer, Peter van Straten, Kim Longhurst, Scott Robertson, Zapiro, Chip Snaddon, Mr Fuzzy Slipperz, Varenka Paschke, Osnat de Villiers & more. These and many other artists have kindly donated their time and talent to make the ArtBoard Project a success.

The exhibition will be open for viewing from 10am until 5pm daily from the 20thof November and will run until the 28thof November. On the 28thdoors open at 6pm and the auction will start at 7:30pm. Venue: The Jack Black Tap Room, 10 Brigid Road, Diep River. Call 021 205 1991 or visit for more info.

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SALON NINETY ONE End-of-year salon-style group show in aid of True North
OPENING Saturday 01 December 2018 at 11AM | 91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa.

Accessible, affordable artwork across a broad range of mediums by some of Salon Ninety One’s favourite emerging and established creatives. This year our Gallery and Exhibiting Artists will be donating ten percent of all artwork sales to the True North Organisation. Spoil yourself or a loved one with that special one-of-a-kind artwork and make a difference to the life of someone much younger and less fortunate. True North is a non-profit organisation that is pioneering Early Childhood Development (ECD) initiatives within marginalised communities.The historical lack of adequate provisioning of basic services to poor communities manifests itself within all spheres of society, ultimately resulting in a vast loss of human potential. The long-term ripple effects of inequality includes increased rates of unemployment, disease, substance abuse and the fragmentation of family units, and unfortunately young children are the most at risk. An incredible developmental window of opportunity exists within these early years, and it rapidly diminishes with age. This potential for growth into a “whole” person is not limited to academic development, but encompasses every part of the child’s world. As we celebrate ten wonderful years of Salon Ninety One, we recognise the light, love and hard work that has gone into building the True North organisation since 2007. Join Salon91 and our generous young artists this festive season in our quest to give the Vrygrond community and the youth of our country a brighter future.

For more information about the True North Organisation, please visit their website.
For any enquiries pertaining to the exhibition, please contact the gallery on 021-424-6930 or email




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