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Friday, April 11, 2014


 (One of the Foodscapes paintings by Jannie van Heerden)

The idea for Artisan Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Foodscapes, was sparked by a few images sent in by artist Jannie van Heerden of his current work. They were accompanied by the comment that he was doing paintings of what he was cooking, calling them his Foodscape series. Included were dishes Beef Vindaloo and Cheesecake with Plum Compote.

Jannie van Heerden has a Master's Degree in Fine Art from Rhodes University and, until his retirement, was in charge of Visual Arts and Design for the KZN Education Department. Among his accomplishments is the fact that he was the Chef at the Lanzerac. Just one of his publications - Zulu Basketry, published by Print Matters - is internationally regarded as a definitive guide to contemporary KZN basket weaving. Copies are available at Artisan Gallery.

To complement the Foodscape paintings, Lynette Morris Hale's whimsical fish plates and Anne Schultz's functional ceramics will ensure there will be a varied selection of artworks to delight every "foodie".

The exhibition will be opened by “supremo-foodie” Ingrid Shevlin on April 23 at 18h00 for 18h30 and guitarist Dave Arnold will provide his special brand of "acoustic alchemy".

Artisan Contemporary Gallery is situated at 344 Florida Road. More information on 031 312 4364 or 083 301 5747, email: or visit The gallery is wheelchair friendly.