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The AVA is a non-profit, membership-based art organisation whose aim is the advancement of visual art.
Join us on Thursday 3 June for four new exhibitions that examine the intersection between the environment and art.
Explore the icy landscapes of the Antarctic in the Main gallery, where Jean Brundrit presents her solo exhibition Over the horizon. In a series of photographs she captures the glacial environment through a lens made of ice.
In the Long gallery we present the third in our new series of ArtReach co-productions; LIVE BEES! is an independent, environmentally-oriented research project and exhibition that assesses our impact on the natural world and on its most efficient pollinators: bees. Tsitsikamma-based artist Nicholas Hester is the producer, and the exhibition is supported in part by the Nirox Foundation, 58 Farm and the National Arts Council.
In the Mezzanine gallery Interrupted, by Claudia Gurwitz, shows a series of paintings that originated during lockdown. On canvases large and small, round and square, Gurwitz explores interrupted plant imagery and alludes to a subtly distorted perspective of natural form, reflective of a disturbed environment.
Last but not least, in the New Media room, Jabu Nadia Newman presents Rapid eye movement - a film series that weaves together myths, attitudes, and rituals from across Africa in an, at times, surreal natural setting.
All exhibitions run until 08 July 2021.
Your safety is important to us. We have taken all the necessary health precautions and will be limiting the number of people in the gallery at any given time. So grab your mask and come on over!
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