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Saturday, December 20, 2014


(“Which Way?” - enamel work by Jean Powell)

Running in the Durban Art Gallery’s Circular Gallery is a retrospective exhibition of work by Durban artist Jean Powell.

Curated by Robert Brusse, it shows selected examples of her fabric works, traditional graphic works, botanic studies, calligraphy, and her collaborations with architects in vitreous enamel and etched glass

Jean Powell, now in her mid-80s, is an artist remembered as an active committee member of the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts, the Friends of the Durban Art Gallery and other bodies, but is less well known for her own artistic production. She is probably best known for her enamel works, both private and public. She has discovered, taught and helped countless young people to develop skills and talents, but few know the breadth of her work, nor her journey through life.

There are two participative parallel educational events:

January 7 to 14 from 09h00 to 15h30: Six Day T-shirt printing workshop for aspiring designers. Contact Witty Nyide on 031 311 2274 for enquiries or bookings.

January 17 from 11h00 to 12h0: Second walkabout by curator Robert Brusse.

The Jean Powell Retrospective Exhibition runs in the Durban Art Gallery’s Circular Gallery until January 27.

The Durban Art Gallery (DAG) is open seven days a week: Monday until Saturday from 08h30 until 16h00 and Sunday from 11h00 until 16h00. Entry is free and all are welcome! For more information contact 031 311 2264 / 9 or (weekdays). DAG is on the second floor of the Durban City Hall, enter opposite the Playhouse.