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Saturday, November 23, 2019


ARTBOOKCLUB will hold an exhibition of their artworks on a theme of Binding which will open on November 29, 2019, in a residential home in Glenwood.

Anthea Martin, who compiled the exhibition along with Camilla Kinnear, explains.

“The original bookclub was created in 2006 by a group of women who were desperately in need of the support from others in the same predicament …. newly registered and terrified Unisa Art students! All agreeing that a group chat with wine (and books) once a month would help us navigate our “Late-in-life” academic endeavours, and thus we became known as the Unisa Art Bookclub,”

“Not only did our ARTBOOKCLUB function as a sounding board for all our artistic endeavours and a great way to build a wonderful research library but it became a platform to build binding friendships with one another which have continued to the present day.

“Over time our ARTBOOKCLUB has grown now to ten members and changed to fit our needs, now all graduated students and practicing artists. We continue as an ARTBOOKCLUB to exchange books and generously share our own creative energies, explorations and experiences with each other. In fact, this is what has inspired us to host pop-up exhibitions once a year … an opportunity to share our art explorations with you, the public.

“This year we worked with the theme of “BINDING” using found materials in a reflexive process to make a sculpture.  This led to further explorations in other mediums such as painting, drawing, prints and collage.”

Artists include Anthea Martin, Camilla Kinnear, Caroline Birch, Catherine Stempowski, Jenny Stretton, Louise Torr-Rash, Megan Bonnetard, Neith Moore, Pamela Benporath and Trui Roozeveld van der Ven.

The exhibition of the year’s work will be shown in the spacious home of Thomas Konrad and Pam Benporath at 7 Morris Place, Glenwood in Durban.

The opening is at 18h00 on November 29 at 18h00 and will also be open on November 30 and December 1 from 10h00 to 16h00 and everyone is welcome. No entry fee.

For more information contact Anthea Martin on 082 828 0211 or email