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Tuesday, January 5, 2016


(Carl Roberts with one of his works on the exhibition)

Wayward Dreams is an exhibition of seven top South African artists opening at Imbizo Gallery in Ballito on January 7. Featuring four sculptors, two painters and a wood-cut artist, it promises to soothe the soul and challenge a sense of wit.

“I have always loved sculpture but find lately that there has been a wonderful renewed interest in this art form from my clients. Because contemporary homes are now very often ‘open plan’ with large windows and double volume areas – the actual wall space is limited. Sculpture is the perfect art solution for these areas.” Isabel Roos, curator and owner of Imbizo Gallery.

The sculptors are Marke Meyer, Carl Roberts, Elizabeth Balcom and Gerhard van Eck while the painters are Terri Broll and Hannetjie de Clercq.

“Isaac Sithole makes up the seventh wonder in this exhibition,” says Roos. “Isaac, now past away, leaves an incredible collection of glowing woodcuts. A self-confessed artist from the age of 12, Isaac’s pieces have been selling quickly as they were made in small editions. His glowing colour combinations depict simple, humorous and ordinary village life.”

The exhibition will be opened by actress and storyteller Barbie Meyer on January 7 at 18h30 and the living participating artists will be on hand to chat about their techniques, inspirations and lives.

Wayward Dreams runs until February 16 at the Imbizo Art Gallery, Shop 7a at the Ballito Lifestyle Centre, next to Beira Alta. More information on 032 946 1937 or visit