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Monday, October 15, 2012


Forming part of the Mondays at Six programme, currently being held at Alliance Française de Durban, tomorrow’s programme (October 15) will feature filmed interviews with well-known visual artist Andrew Verster.

The first film will be introduced by Andre Smith

In the 1960’s, the Neil Sack Gallery was the original home of alternative and often risqué art happenings. As a young artist, Andrew Verster was a shining star at the centre of this galaxy. More so, Neil and Andrew were close friends and in documenting his friends on film, Neil has given us the gift of Time Travel, back 50 years, to a familiar Victorian house in Essenwood Road. This is a privileged insight into the soul and mind of a remarkable man and artist, who is with us to share a viewing of this film. It has not been shown publically before.

The second film will be introduced by Rick Andrew.

Andrew was interviewed at his home in Musgrave Road in April 2012. Gill Andrew is the interviewer, and Rick Andrew and Hylton Alcock did the filming and editing. Andrew reflects on his life's work as a painter, designer and South African. His reflections are interspersed with images of his paintings, theatre and costume design and the doors of the Constitutional Court. Andrew, speaking with the voice of experience, not only about his professional life, but also about his personal life, has much to offer aspirant artists and art lovers.

Andrew will be present to respond to questions.

The Mondays at Six programme at 18h00 on October 15 takes place at Alliance Française de Durban at 22 Sutton Crescent (off Windermere Road) in Morningside. For table bookings phone 031 368 2022 and leave a message. More information on 031 312 9582 or fax 031 312 2864 or email: