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Tuesday, April 26, 2022


The next Mondays at Six programme at St Clements takes place on Monday May 9, 2022, (not the usual first Monday of the month as this is a public holiday).

Pieter Scholtz and friends invite patrons to a thought-provoking and visually inspiring evening where the focus will be on the ideology and art of award-winning artist, Rick Andrew, whose work graces the homes of many prominent people in KwaZulu-Natal as well as others “in practically every major city in the world”.

Born in 1947, Andrew says he has found sanctuary in the arts since childhood. During the course of the evening, he will refer to images which influenced and triggered his interest in the visual arts. Thereafter, through a PowerPoint display, he will share images from his own body of work and discuss some of the motives which brought them into being: broadly, the need to communicate with a diverse racial audience, and his desire to connect.

Andrew is known for his semi-realistic interpretations of human existence on the borderline between the first and third worlds. Born in Johannesburg, with its powerful earthy textures and psychic diversity, through his career he has struggled to deliver an interpretive and compelling visual text.

Essentially a colonial apologist, he says his life has been haunted by the dualistic impositions of a tyrannical political regime on his own personal ambitions. Due to the guilt-inducing paranoia of being considered privileged and an oppressor, he has taken it upon himself - almost as a sacred mission - to identify with the “victim”, the “oppressed” and to reveal in acrylic paint, "some of the post-colonial and post-modern dialectics that beset a minority class stratum in a world of media arrogance, confusion and tyranny".

Andrew practices as a visual artist, writer, teacher and musician. Rick Andrew with Alan Judd on guitars and Gill Andrew (vocals) did the well-received Mondays at Six, November 2021 tribute to Bob Dylan. He has paintings in six public collections and in private collections in South Africa, England, America, Switzerland and New Zealand. He is also the author of three books: Buried in the Sky; Throwing Fire and Guitar Road.

An evening not to be missed.

When the donations box is passed around, a minimum of R50 per person is suggested.

Wear a mask. Covid protocols observed. Outdoors (dress accordingly) and spaced seating. (if the weather is inclement, the show moves indoors).

Table Bookings essential: RSVP ST Clements 031 202 2511. Bookings limited to diners in support of St Clements restaurant and staff. (They stay open specially for the show.) Patrons need to be there in time to order before the performance.

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00.