Updated: Jun 11, 2021
The resilient artists of Storms River Village in the Tsitsikamma never stopped creating all through lockdown that started in March this year and is still being extended regularly in South Africa, even though it has been relaxed a lot.
Their work created since the onset of lockdown is now showed by Art-for-All Gallery as its annual Early Summer Exhibition and will run until end December. Visitors will have the opportunity to appreciate the resilience of a group of diverse artists who were not deterred by unusual circumstances and are now hitting the ground running with a multi-faceted show of new work.
Gallery owner and artist Johan Brink has his heart set on bringing local art to the public and providing opportunities and benefits for local artists. He creates the chance to socialize with local supporters by organizing at least two annual events where new artworks are put on show
.At the opening on October 16, the hosts and artists shared a glass of wine with guests, while also sharing their art. Sponsored lucky-draw prizes added to the entertainment, as local businesses and individuals generously sponsor gallery events. Many thanks go to our staunch supporters: The Village Lodge, Storms River Adventures, Tsitsikamma Segway Tours, Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, The Bistro at Storms River, and artists Johan Brink and Susan Kemp.
The exhibition include sculptures, drawings and paintings; large paintings and small paintings, framed and unframed; originals and prints. “Truly, we have art by all and art for all,” says Johan. “We pride ourselves on the fact that we offer a wide range of mediums and styles - art made by locals, made with passion and heart. Every piece, including the signed art prints, contains a bit of the artist’s soul and a dash of her or his DNA.”
The participating artists this time around are Johan Brink, Susan Kemp, Marcel Terblanche, Estelle Hester, Antoinette Neethling, and Ella Blue.