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Saturday, July 23, 2011


(“ObjetsTrouvee” by Marlene de Beer - copper and silver with vitreous enamel)

The KZNSA’s Mezzanine Gallery will host an exhibition titled Phenomenal Engagement from July 26.

The exhibition is collaboration between Chris and Marlene de Beer, both lecturers in the Fine Art and Jewellery Design department at DUT. It shows and mingles their pre-occupations and, in the process, extends the boundaries of what is normally considered jewellery. One of the central issues that are explored is traditional perceptions of women. These explorations are done via jewellery design and printmaking and presented as installations.

Phenomenal Engagement will be opened on July 26 at 18h00 and all are welcome. The exhibition runs until August 20 alongside three other shows (see separate articles): Location, Isomorphicintergrammar code switching and Park Gallery Showcase.

The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1703, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit