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Friday, March 11, 2016


"Birds of a feather will be flocking together And displayed upon our wall there'll be big ones, small ones and birds of many colours. So please fly in to Artisan as your next port of call!” So says the Artisan Gallery about its next exhibition which opens on March 17.

The gallery will be a-flutter with paintings, drawings, sculptures and even jewellery on the theme of birds.

Artists best known for their illustrations for the Roberts Bird book include Penny Meakin, Graeme Arnott and Ingrid Weiersbye while Gill Gerhardt and Clyde Neumann have a more whimsical approach in wood, as Deidre Schoultz with her droll line drawings.

Well-known wildlife artists Ian van Zyl and Barbara Siedle as well as John Smith, Heather Sclater, Sean Simons, Barbara Becke and Corina Lemmer will exhibit their finest feathers and nests. New sculptures by Carl Roberts and Helena Vogelzang, photographic works by Harry Locke and Mike Loveridge as well as a digital painting by Kyle Loveridge and silver pendants from Miriel O'Sullivan promise to keep Artisan at the forefront of contemporary art in South Africa.

The exhibition will be opened by Crispin Hemson on March 17 at 18h00 for 18h30 and then runs until April 23.  Artisan Gallery is situated at 344 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban. The gallery is wheelchair friendly. More information on 031 312 4364 or 083 301 5747, email: or visit