Step­ping up to the plate

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

FOR­MER Nel­son Man­dela Metropolitan Art Museum di­rec­tor Dr Me­lanie Hille­brand (pic­tured) is one of 17 ce­ramic artists, pot­ters and ce­ramic stu­dents show­ing their work in a new ex­hi­bi­tion at Art on Tar­get. Plates on Art opened at the arts cen­tre at 2 Tar­get Kloof on Mon­day night un­der the ban­ner of Ce­ram­ics South­ern Africa’s Eastern Cape branch.

All works sub­mit­ted had to be plates as op­posed to bowls or any other de­sign, chal­leng­ing the par­tic­i­pants to get more cre­ative.

Cre­ations both func­tional and non-func­tional by well-known ce­ram­i­cists, such as Bianca White­head, Bil­lie McNaughton, Look­out Sibanda and re­cently ap­pointed Eastern Cape branch chair­woman Lisa Walker, were well ex­e­cuted but it was ex­cit­ing to see some newer names de­liv­er­ing in­ter­est­ing pieces at Mon­day night’s open­ing.

Open­ing night vis­i­tors could vote for their favourite plate with win­ner Rika Haas­broek, cre­ator of a plate ti­tled Peace, se­cur­ing a work­shop slot with renowned British ce­ramic artist Kate Malone in Novem­ber.

Plates on Art runs un­til May 19 and view­ing times are Mon­day to Fri­day, 9am to 5pm, and Satur­day 9am to 1pm.

More in­for­ma­tion from Bret­ten-Anne Mool­man at Art on Tar­get on 083-728-5295. – Louise Lieben­berg

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