29.04 – 21.5.2016

Featured Artists:
Gabrielle Raaff
Paul Senyol
Andrew Sutherland
Berry Meyer
Kirsten Beets
Elsabé Milandri

Paper Is You III is an exclusively paper-based exhibition, which focuses on the diversity and richness of paper as artistic medium. This is the third instalment in a range of exhibitions by the same name which have been hosted by Salon91 since 2011, titled after a poem written by artists Wessel Snyman and Katrine Claassens (who have both exhibited at the gallery). All too often art is is only considered ‘Art’ when it is an oil on canvas piece. Paper Is You challenges this preconception and celebrates the magic of paper-based artwork in all its forms and applications, as well as the incredible ways in which this carefully selected group of artists engage with this age-old medium, working both within and against the confines of the medium. There will be individual works by all of the participating artists on view, as well as collaborative artworks.















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27.02 – 02.03.2014



Salon91 will be participating in the second Cape Town Art Fair this February.




06.12.2013 – 25.01.2014


Home is wherever I’m with you – A large-scale group show by Salon91s favourite artists! Expect to see accessible, affordable work across a broad range of mediums by emerging local creatives. This festive season Salon91 will donate a percentage of the profits raised from the show to the Ithemba Labantwana Children’s Home.

The show will run until 25 January 2014.

Participating Artists:

Donna Solovei
Syndi Kahn
Olivie Keck
Lucie De Moyencourt
Lara Feldman
Ben Winfield
Lauren Fowler
Charisse Gardiner
Leanne Shakenovsky
Paul Senyol
Kirsten Sims
Tyrrel Thaysen
Christi du Toit
Claudette Maskell
Swain Hoogervoorst
Mieke van der Merwe
Mia Chaplin
Philippa Green
Kirsten Beets
Jade Klara
Candice Ježek
Motel 7
Elsabe Milandri
Bruce Mackay
Rikus Ferreira
Sarah Pratt
Matthew Oldfield
Gabrielle Raaff
Galia Gluckman
Hello Mr Frank (Frank Conradie)
Ludwich Olivier
Katrine Claassens
Cassandra Leigh Johnson
Gerhard Human
Caroline Mackintosh
Katrin Coetzer
Cynthia Edwards
Zelda Weber
Arnelle Woker
Jean de Wet
Elmarie van Straten
Dani Loureiro
Andrzej Urbanski
Andrew Sutherland
Adrie le Roux
Lorenzo Nassimbeni
Candace Di Talamo
Maaike Bakker
Nina Torr
Lale Guralp
Maria Lebedeva
Christopher Denovan
Christiaan Conradie
Tanja Deman
Peter Mammes
& More…





25 – 27.10.2013


The fair presents a great selection of emerging and established local art and bridges the divide between art and design. The CT Art fair will have a wonderfully positive impact on the Cape Town Art scene itself and will certainly heighten international awareness, regard and interest in Cape Town and our wealth of creative talent.

Over 40 galleries and 130 artists will be exhibiting work from the full spectrum of media. Wanted Business Day Magazine will be presenting an installation of new video works, curated by Gary Cotterell, featuring some of SA’s most exciting contemporary artists namely; Mikhael Subotzky, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Barend de Wet, Khanyisile Mgongwe, Kudzanai Chiurai and Cameron Platter. Cape Town curator and critic, Andrew Lamprecht will be curating the featured artist space. Land and environmental artist Strijdom Van Der Merwe has been commissioned to make a site-specific work for the fair and the list goes on.



26.06 – 20.07.2013



Group Show – Various Media – Emerging Artists – Salon91

Artists have been challenged by the gallery to create anew / submit a masterpiece that they believe to be a truly once-off original, successful, archetypal example of their practice, which answers to the theme and title phrase ‘One in a Million’. Each artist will only submit one piece. The artists have really let their imaginations run wild with interpretations ranging from ideas around authenticity, rarity, preciousness, love, the night sky, fleeting moments, intricacy, endangered species, statistics & formulas, to the use of sparkly materials / precious metals within their work. Viewers will be presented with what could essentially be a one-in-a-million opportunity to collect a seminal work by an emerging artist.

The exhibition will open on the 26th of June at 18h30.
‘One in a Million’ will feature one work per artist.
Expect to see sculpture, painting, drawing, typography, digitally created works & more …Not to be missed!

Featured Artists include: Dylan Culhane, Jop Kunneke, Katrin Coetzer, Galia Gluckman, Emalie Bingham, Johke, Julia Anastasopoulos, Ambra Gambale of Ambra Fine Jewellery, Hugh Byrne, Kirsten Beets, Elsabé Milandri, Dani Loureiro, Lorenzo Nassimbeni, Mariëtte Bergh, Mieke van der Merwe, Gabrielle Raaff, Jono Dry, Swain Hoogervorst, Adriaan Diedericks, Leigh Tuckniss, Lucie Demoyencourt, Elize Vossgatter, Caroline Mackintosh, Katrine Brink Claassens, Candace di Talamo, Lizelle Kruger, Ceri Louise Müller, Mia Chaplin, Gerhard Human, Bruce Mackay, Friday Jibu, Nicola de Jager, Claudette Maskell, Chris Auret, Paul Senyol & Jade Waller.


Opening night:



01.12.12 – 26.01.2013

‘I‘d Rather Be Swimming’ End of year Group Salon in association with the  I AM WATER ocean conservation trust, featuring some Salon91 favourites as well as some fresh all-new local talent.

As passionate Ocean lovers, I AM WATER, founded by champion freediver Hanli Prinsloo, strives to share the joy aquatic with as wide an audience as possible. With the help of Salon 91 water will once again take centre stage, as it should! We are all Water, and we all share the opportunity and challenge to protect our last wilderness beneath the waves. The I am Water Ocean Conservation Trust aims to do this through education and awareness, spreading the love and protection of the oceans through introducing South Africans from all walks of life to the ocean environment & important conservation issues.

Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe, best known for her beautiful swimmer sculptures, which were installed at the Sea Point Promenade until recently, will be the guest speaker at the opening.

Salon91 &  I AM WATER will be hosting a beach clean up on Sunday the 20th of January 2013 at 10:00 am. We would love for the Salon91 community & everyone who appreciates nature, art or the ocean to get involved. Please contact us on if you would like to help out.

Artists to be participating in ‘I’d rather be swimming’:

Adam Shear
Adrie Le Roux
Alice Edy
Alice Toich
Ben Winfield
Bruce Mackay
Cameron Richards
Candace Di Talamo
Carla Kreuser
Carlo Milandri
Caroline Mackintosh
Christiaan Conradie
Clinton Osbourn
Donna Solovei
Dylan Culhane
Elsabé Milandri
Elise Wessels
Elize Vossgatter
Emalie Bingham
Emily Jane Long
Fred Clark
Gabby Raaff
Galia Gluckman
Hugh Byrne
Ian Engelbrecht
Jaco Haasbroek
Jade Klara
Jean de Wet
Jo O’Connor
Justin Southey
Katrin Coetzer
Katrine Claassens
Kirsten Beets
Kirsten Lilford
Kirsten Sims
Lara Feldman
Lisa Firer
Lorraine Loots
Lucie Demoyencourt
Lucinda Mudge
Maaike Bakker
Maria Lebedeva
Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe
Mariëtte Bergh
Marlise Keith In association with Brundyn + Gonsalves
Mia Chaplin
Michael Tymbios
Michele Rolstone
Nicola DeJager
Pascal Paquette
Paul Senyol
Rebecca Haysom
Rikus Ferreira
Rohan Etsebeth
Sarah Pratt
Shan Fischer
Simon Berndt
Susana Paez
Swain Hoogervorst
Warren Lewis
You’ve Changed
Zelda Weber
& more…


Artworks – selected overview:


Exhibit Images:

Photos by David Hecker


Opening night:



01.08 – 01.09.2012

Group exhibition featuring the work of Gabrielle Raaff, Lisa Firer, Katrine Claassens, Wessel Snyman, Colijn Strydom, Danni Liang, Elsabe Milandri, Fan Cheng and Sarah Pratt.

Curated by Katrine Claassens, Monique du Preez & Candice Jezek.


About ~ Shoes From Chinese Ships

Walking on Strand beach near Cape Town one comes across a proliferation of shoes and other plastic debris from China scattered along the high-tide mark. From the survivors of a Ming dynasty shipwreck integrating into Kenyan society, to the story of a giraffe being welcomed to China as unicorn in the early 15 th century, the history of shoreline arrivals and trade between Africa and China is a long and often mysterious one.
Taking the sea, the vehicle for the original contact between China and Africa, as a point of departure Shoes From Chinese Ships features both emerging and established Chinese and South African artists. The show is a conversation in painting, drawing, installation and sculpture between the intricate and increasingly complicated relationship between Africa and China. Interrupting the commercial import/export relationship and replacing it with an integrated one that allows for a more personal discourse with a faraway place, the exhibition includes a collaboration between some of the South African artists involved and students from the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. Living and working all around the world the artists explore the mystery, depth and intricacy of exchanges brought about by trade between these two countries throughout the centuries.

About ~ The Artists 

Working from China, South Africa, Germany and France the artists selected for Shoes From Chinese Ships are all of South African or Chinese nationality. The artists were selected for their visual and conceptual sensibilities, particularly the elements of nostalgia, fragility, mystery and displacement that tie their works together…

(visit the “artist’s section” to find out more about the featured artists or use this “TAG”)

Students from The China Academy

Students from The China Academy of Art are participating in collaboration with the South African artists listed above. The China Academy of Art is the most influential academy of fine arts in China with the most complete range of degree offerings and programs of study. It houses a diverse pool of artistic talent, with a focus on integrating theory and practice. Combining modern technical and cultural disciplines with traditional ones, the academy encompasses fine art, architecture, film and new media.


MVI 0190 from Monique du Preez on Vimeo.


Art preview:


Opening night:



15.02 – 10.03.2012


A solo exhibition by Elsabé Milandri

Cape Town based artist, Elsabé Milandri, will present her 4th solo exhibition to date at Salon91 in Cape Town from February to March 2012. This body of work is intended as a kind of letter to the artist’s children when they are the age she is now (they are now respectively 2 and about to be born) to give them an idea of the present in general and their parents’ present in particular. Photographs from places they’ve been and cellphone shots of family and friends are painted in ink on paper, some in black and white, some in vivid tones. Paintings of critically endangered animals are accompanied by stories about the mundane (not unlike Facebook status updates), questioning our attitude towards mass culture and loss, and environmental concern is visualized in terms of caring for our children. Faux info charts, maps and graphs lend (faux) authority, objectivity and credibility to this body of work. Phrases and segments of conversations are used in the works to give them an idea of what our beliefs, fears, hopes and language were like. ‘Something like now’ sees Milandri covering a wide spectrum of themes from the every-day, the family unit, the internet, social media, nature, environmental concerns, culture, animals, identity, the arbitrary, the abstract, portraiture, landscape, the scientific, the bizarre, the intimate, the in-between, the ambiguous and the miraculous, resulting in a truly rich viewing experience not to be missed.

Medium: Collage, watercolour, acrylic and ink on paper.

Elsabé Milandri was born in Pretoria in 1980, where she also completed her BA in Fine Art at the University of Pretoria (2002). She then moved to Cape Town to do a Masters in New Media at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT, 2006. Since 2010 she has had two solo exhibitions in Cape Town, and one in Pretoria and has taken part in numerous group exhibitions in the two cities. In 2009, she spent the year working as an artist in Italy. Elsabé has lectured at various institutions in drawing, new media, videography, illustration and design. She currently lives and works in Woodstock, Cape Town. With her husband and her two children.




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