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Tuesday, September 22, 2009


(Pic: The Kruger Park is home to arguably the biggest tuskers in Africa. An enduring legacy of the legendary “Magnificent Seven” lives on today. Emerging from the morning mists near Pafuri, this bull enjoys the first warming rays of the new day.)

After a hectic 2008, artist Ian van Zyl has reduced his exhibitions to only three this year, the last one coming up at the Heritage Art Festival on September 22 to 27 at the Gateway Shopping Centre in Umhlanga.

“I have worked hard on a new collection of work so if you are in the area, come and look at the Heritage Exhibition where some six artists participating,” explains Ian. “Recently I had really good fun painting a series of 12 humorous paintings for submission to FIFA to be included in Kizo’s Art Franchise for the 2010 soccer World Cup. Watch for prints and calendars!”

Ian offers a reminder that the splendid Wildlands Art for Conservation “Black Tie” do at the Sibaya Casino comes up again on October 8 and 9 where he will be showing a few new paintings and submitting one for auction to raise funds for this worthwhile cause.

For more information about Ian van Zyl’s field trip and resulting paintings visit