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Saturday, July 31, 2021


(Above: “Highlands Canyon”)

My Life In Colour, an exhibition of quilts by Roy Starke in the Main Gallery at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg will be opened online tomorrow (August 1, 2021) at 11h00 by Christo Rabie. 

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Roy Starke was born in 1954 and died in 2018, leaving behind a wealth of art quilts – powerful and rich in meaning.

His art works reflect his perspective of reality or conception of what he regarded as reality. He developed his own personal visual language in colour and composition, and placed the emphasis on design, emotional impact and content.

Needle and thread became instruments for the power of ideas.

(Left: "African Refractions")

Starke drew from the tradition of embroidery, but then painted the surfaces to provide additional texture.

To him there was no right or wrong in art. It had to be authentic and the vision had to be clear.

The exhibition runs until October 31, 2021, at 14h00 and will be available to view as soon as COVID protocols allow for the Gallery to re-open to the public.

For more information contact or 033 392 2823