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Monday, June 3, 2019


(“Postcards for my Mother”, mixed media by Jaap Jacobs)

The exhibition currently running in the Schreiner Gallery of the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg consists of art works recently produced by Jaap Jacobs, some in fulfilment of his present Honours course in Fine Art at the Centre for Visual Art, University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg.

The artist is interested in the biographies of objects and their power as conveyors of personal history. He experiments with a variety of unusual materials and methods. At the same time, he challenges the relevance of traditional methods of conservation in museum practice.

Tatham Art Gallery Education Programmes around this exhibition include discussions and workshops.

June 9 (10h00 to 10h50): Walkabout by Jaap of his exhibition in the Schreiner Gallery (before the opening of the Standard Bank Exhibition)

June 28 (14h00 to 15h00): Free discussion with Jaap about Creative Art Making

July 2 to 4 (09h30 to 12h30) Three day Workshop on Creative Art Making.
Jaap Jacobs will be leading a workshop in which he wants students to experience process-led art. It could take the form of dipping paper into ink, rubbing on paper, or pressing crumpled paper into ink and then printing it onto paper. The images on the paper will then be used to lead the students into drawing or painting into it.

Creations will also be rotated so that more than one student will work on a piece. This is to prevent the notion that what we create must be ‘pretty’ and ‘precious.’ These creations must be process driven.

Students need to bring the following
-Trays (for dipping paper into a mixture of ink and or paint)
-Paper   (A3 or A2) or bigger if possible
-Hair drier for drying paper
-Black ballpoint pens
-Any other art materials that are available – pigments, paint etc

Jaap will provide:
-An old towel for drying paper,
-Black ink and black paint
-Masking tape
-Hot glue gun
-Rubber masking fluid 

Cost of the workshop: R450. Booking is essential through or 033 3922 819.

Jaap Jacob’s exhibition runs until July 14, 2019, at 17h00 in the Tatham’s Schreiner Gallery. The Tatham Art Gallery is situated opposite the Town Hall in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10h00 to 17h00. Café Tatham is open on Saturdays. Safe parking with a car guard available. More information on 033 392 2801 or visit