Stepping up to the plate
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