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.
work on show includes ink and watercolour illustrations, large scale abstract
and pop-art pieces, ceramics, embroidery, and more. An eclectic, visual
feast of works served up by this self-taught artist, who after a stint in
London, is back in KwaZulu-Natal.
Overtones embedded in a bygone era bring to
mind the art of quaint needlepoint brooches and tapestry. A catalyst of blended
blossoms offers us a lingering dose of nostalgia when first encountering Heidi
Shedlock’s paintings. Then comes the transforming 'serendipitous' moment
when portholes of intensely layered blossoms are captured in circular motion
through layered forms and a choreography of expressive mark making that creates
an aesthetic sensibility that is not only seen, but felt and experienced.
Heidi is a Durban artist who has been involved
in education but now paints full-time from her studio in Durban North. She
intentionally seeks to nestle her arrangements safely within nurturing circular
and oval formats. She believes 'serendipity' is as much about 'consciousness'
as it is about valuable fortuitous discovery - "...it's about keeping your
eyes open and appreciating a fleeting moment that would normally be
lost…finding something when looking for something else. This antithesis can be
the result of an observant mind…”
Article by Marianne Meijer in the Durban Mercury 13.10.17
enjoy adding texture to my surfaces and designing the shape and
discovering new adventures. It is surprising as every time you get a
different and varied outcome.
I make my own material, since I feel like this is an essential step in the process.
I weave strips of canvas material together to make my own sort of
canvas, with its own specialized texture and response to paint.
When I rub my cloth “tapestry” layers with cloths dipped in paint, it
adds another dimension to my work. It begins to mix and overlap,
different materials and layers of paint to reveal hints of colour coming
through edges, layers and spaces.
Raja Oshi is a Pietermaritzburg-based artist.
The Awards Evening starting at 6p.m.Thursday 21st September
Join us at artSPACE durban for the sixth of our exciting art exchange
exhibitions. This is an artist-orientated event. We have fun and pay tribute to
ourselves as artists. With most awards, the decision is made by a panel of
judges and often strangely influenced and rather baffling, but with our
Artists’ Choice Award, only the participating artists can vote for the best
work on show. We believe this gives a respectful ear to our artists so their
voices and choices can be heard.
Each participating artist will pay an entry fee and collect
a 30 x 30 cm canvas (1 per person) from the gallery. Other media are welcome,
but are required to fit into the size criteria and needs to be able to be and
ready to be hung.
The exhibition will open at artSPACE durban on
Saturday, 16th September and it is
up for 1 week. Voting will close at 4pm on the 21st
September with the
Awards Evening starting at 6p.m.
The Theme: ‘Border(s)’
In terms of definition, the obvious one is the border
between two countries, but could also be the border to the edge of a space or
knowledge. It is also used in textile as a strip or even in a social context as
in “bordering on an insult”.