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Monday, October 2, 2023



(Right: Vertical Amplification | 80 cm x 80 cm | Oil on Canvas | Corné Eksteen. Pic supplied)

The Gallery in The Studios at Ballito, presents a new exhibition titled Impression / Expression Officially opening on October 5 and running until December 7, 2023

An exciting time of realignment and renewal as The Gallery opens this new exhibition, under new management. They welcome their new artists and their new manager Sarah O’Reilly, into the community at the Ballito Lifestyle Centre. This wonderful collaboration of established and emerging contemporary South African artists, each with their own unique style and impression of the world at this time, created with their individual expressive marks, creating artwork that’ll transcend time and transform space.

These selected artists see the miraculous in the ordinary, the wonder in a moment, light in darkness; yearning not to capture but to feel, to respond to their subjects in a deeply intuitive language of communicating through their creative journeys. The mystery and unpredictability of creating an artwork never cease to astound either the artist or the viewer. 

The Gallery is proud to feature:

Corné Eksteen’s contemporary portraits ooze with rich personal impressions and deep expressive responses evoked by his subjects.

Muzi Ndlela’s expressive use of charcoal depicts artworks that exude joy and African spirit.

Lyn Hoyle’s abstract scapes are like tapestries of colourful wonder.

Michelle Graven’s delicate but powerful artworks are timelessly serene.

Guilia Forman’s bold and colourful creations exude passion and joy.

Kim Pereira’s celebration of fynbos continues with a series of beautiful images, simply beautiful.

Judy Wentzel’s colourful and playful scenes exude the joy of daily life.

Gift Dlamini’s portraits continue to surprise and astound our visitors. Symbolically linking the past with the now.

Wandile Ntlanganiso’s woodcuts printed on his handmade paper are symbolic African masterpieces.

Corinne Erasmus is the second-place winner of the 2023 WatercolourArtSA (WASA) international competition.

Jane Digby’s travelling sketches were created in the Kruger, a couple with the help of a squirrel or two! 

(Left: Fragmented Landscape | 25 cm x 36 cm | Oil on Canvas | Lyn Hoyle. Pic supplied)

The Gallery welcomes the continuation of their 3D sculptural artists and friends - Sarah Richards, Seth Falconer, Claire Falconer, Phumlani Nyawo, The Dlamini Collection, Samantha Pitout, Sharon Paterson, Karuna Naidoo, Brenda Kuhn and Lapis Lazuli Jewellery. There’s a gift for everyone at The Gallery, including you.

What emerges during the creative process, as the artist’s intuition leads them faithfully flowing into the unknown, not wishing to create realism or perfectionism, is merely an impression of a fleeting moment or an expression of a soulful response to Being.

Ballito Lifestyle Centre, The Studios celebrates First Thursday on October 5, an all-day event, from 09h00 until 20h00 with bespoke stores offering all sorts of specials. From 18h00, live music by the incredible Afritude will get you jiving. Wine tasting by TOPS Spar, Pizzas by Pizza Bae and drinks from Alchemy Gin Bar.

The Gallery is situated within The Studios, opposite Weylandts at Ballito Lifestyle Centre.

Daily opening hours are 09h00 until 17h00 seven days a week.

Follow The Gallery on Instagram and Facebook @thegallerylifestyle and @lifestylecentreballito

The Gallery WhatsApp no. 072 245 8691 or 082 486 2126