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Monday, August 10, 2015


(Rob Mills, "X Causality", digital print on canvas)

Running in the Main Gallery of artSPACEdurban is Reflections on Light, a group exhibition of artists and scientists.

Similar to previous events involving scientists and artists, artSPACE durban has organized an exhibition focusing on the fact that 2015 has been declared The International Year of Light by the United Nations.

“We have assembled scientists, mainly physicists and chemists from the University KZN Westville campus, to form partnerships with artists to work towards one artwork per artist,” explains artSPACE durban’s co-owner Karen Bradtke. “Our first meeting with the scientists took place on June 10 at artSPACE durban. This first meeting was designed for the artists to meet the scientists and to choose the particular theme and scientist to work with.”

The dialogue between the artist and the scientist over the intervening weeks directed the artists to produce a work that is a reflection of that particular conversation.

The scientists include Werner van Zyl; Thomas Konrad; Neil Koorbanally; Giuseppe Pellicane; Tanja Reinhardt; Benjamin Perez; Mark Tame, and Gareth Amery.

The artists represented are Ann-Marie Nason; Paulo Menezes; Dane Stops; Camilla Kinnear; Pamela Benporath; Rob Mills; Trui Roozeveld van der Ven, and Karen Bradtke.

The public Honours lectures in Physics will take place on August 14th:

09h00 to 10h30: Prof Jonathan Blackledge (former Stokes Professor at Dublin Institute of Technology now DVC and Head of the Research Office of UKZN). Theme: Encryption and Information Hiding

10h40 to 12h10: Prof Francesco Petruccione (SARCHI Chair for Quantum Information Processing and Computation). Theme: Quantum Optics & Quantum Information

Reflections on Light runs until August 29. artSPACE durban is situated at 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Road) close to the Waste Centre. More information on 031 312 0793 or visit or