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Monday, September 21, 2015


(Grace Kotze’s "Paying Homage to the birds, Portrait 4", oil on canvas)

You Don’t Have To Speak is an exhibition in artSPACE durban’s Corridor Gallery showcasing new paintings by Melody French and Grace Kotze.

Looking at the work in broad terms, it describes why both French and Kotze choose visual arts as their means of communication and not words. Neither artist feels the need to “spell out” the meaning of their emotions. French’s atmospheric landscapes and Kotze’s portraits and life observations describe the artist’s internal state, yet the viewers are given space for their own interpretations.

You Don’t Have To Speak runs until October 10. 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

(artSPACE is open on Heritage Day from 09h00 to 14h00)