artSPACE durban is an art gallery located in a warehouse in a light industrial area of Durban, South Africa.
2016 has brought new changes with the creation of artSPACE durban studios. artSPACE durban remains dedicated to the promotion of young, as well as, established artists.
Fibreworks VIII- our EIGHTH Members' exhibition 29 September - 11 October 2014
In the Main Gallery:
Fibreworks VIII- our EIGHTH Members' exhibition
the colourful Robert Brusse, a Durban architect whose energy and vitality will
perfectly compliment the exhibits.
is a national exhibition that showcases some of the
leading fibre/textile artwork in the country. Fibreworks exhibitions offer a
rich and varied experience. The artists
come from a variety of arts backgrounds and
use predominantly fibres and
textiles as their means of expression, freely incorporating a mixed-media approach to materials and
refers to materials that are made up of continuous thread-like filaments,
including both vegetable and animal fibres such as cotton, paper, andwool,even
spider silk. Some fibre artists work
with mineral fibres such as nylon. Alternatively, fibre art can be work whose
subject matter and content is fibre.
Since this is an art form that encompasses a very
large range of techniques, materials and approaches, the fibre artist has the
opportunity to expand and explore the medium and subject in almost unlimited
ways, both three and two dimensionally.
artists are Faiqah Abrahams, Sue Akerman, Karin Arbeter, Elaine Barnard, Helga
Beaumont, Dana Biddle, Hermine Coleman, Jutta Faulds, Jeanette Gilks, Kathryn
Fox Harmer, Colleen Harris, Jenny Hearn, Cathy Knox, Leonie Malherbe, Annette
McMaster, Gina Niederhumer, Sue Physick, Marilyn Pretorius, Cornelia Robinson,
Sally Scott, Roy Starke, Mariss Stevens, Odette Tolksdorf, and Sheila Walwyn.
Rosalie Dace, a member who is a renowned,
international quilting teacher, describes the
works as displaying, ‘…a variety of colours and techniques long used in
Africa such as dyeing, printing, and
embellishing with beads and other found objects. Freshness and unpredictability, colour,
sensitivity and strength reflect the energy of Africa today.‘