Sunday, February 19, 2017

The new MOK Gallery of modern South African art at Muratie

MOK is run by Cecile Blevi, a relative of Muratie's owner, Rijk Melck. Rijk took us to have a look and we were very impressed. It is in an historic 300 year old house on the property, where freed slave Ansela van de Kaap lived with her German husband Lourens Campher from 1695
Rijk showed us the way to the gallery, which is across the road from his wine cellar
The gardens are full of these large bronze figures
Cecile has a very good eye for art and exhibits the works of many, varied South African artists
Amusing pottery from Ayanda Mji, a ceramic artist from the Eastern Cape
Admiring the works. The plaster has been removed to show the way the walls were made from mud bricks
Sometimes Art is the window
Gallery owner Cecile Blevi, The current exhibition is of charcoal drawings by Rentia Retief and oil and watercolour paintings by Johan Coetzee
If you are interested, MOK gallery and Diane Victor offer two advanced drawing workshops in June at Muratie wine estate in Stellenbosch from 26th to 30th June 2017 (Fee: R4100 excluding food and accommodation) and at Cape St. Martin, Britannia Bay from 3rd to 7th July. Check out the details on the MOK Facebook page
Woodcuts by Theo Paul Vorster and ceramics by Lisa Walker
Striking oil on canvas by Thembalethu Manqunyana, and some of his other powerful work
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2017

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