Bright Street Gallery Newsletter – June 2019 – Vol 9

Thank you to everyone that attended the Opening evening on Friday 17 May 2019. Bright Street Gallery owner and Artist Diane White welcomed everyone present and introduced Vernon Fourie, one of the participating artist in the group exhibition. Vernon is the heart and soul behind ToonSchool. He shared how ToonSchool and the art of cartooning is inspiring the youth to express themselves creatively and the difference it makes in their lives. Many Thanks to all our participating artist for the, We are proud to exhibit your work!
Brigitte Eckleben, Ince Maree, Alex Ward, Lisa Marie Myburg, Soekie Mertz, Cornelia Alberts, Katharine Ambrose, Sanet Spangenberg, Carmen Gordon, Beulah Meintjies, Boniface Chikwenhere, Zubenathi Ayanda, Ansie Schreuder, Susan Proctor Hume, Mariaan Du Plooy, Chimene Tison, Merle De Jager, Karin Litson, BetsyThomson, Mornay Viljoen, Melinda Brummer, Vernon Fourie, Laurette Van Der Merwe, Alyson Guy, Renee Morkel, Diane White and Sue Tatham
We asked Sue for a bit of background
behinde the her Multi award winning
work ” Ancestral Roots” ” I asked Arielle Ndiaye whether she would be my model for this drawing.  At that time, Arielle was in South Africa on a three-month international student programme studying multi-racialism and multi-culturalism in post-apartheid South Africa.  
Arielle was born in the States; is a lovely young American college student and she was both intrigued and horrified by the gross injustices her ancestors had endured.  They had been emancipated slaves in the USA and her family’s original roots were in Africa.  
 She was severely affected by the reality of walking through the prison on Robben Island, and passing Mandela’s prison cell.  I began this drawing on the day we visited the prison.”
MINDFUL FIGURES, SKETCHES & PORTRAITS Exhibition by Sue Tatham is on till 28 June 2018 at Bright Street Gallery.
Upcomming Event: Opening 5 July 2019 @ 18h30
Brigh Street Gallery is proud to present their first live online auction of the year on 28-30 June 2019!
The Work of Selected Artist currently on show at Bright Steet Gallery will be up for auction.
Participating Artist:
Sue Tatham, Melinda Brummer, Mornay Viljoen, Susan Proctor Hume, Vernon Fourie, Alyson Guy, Diane White, Chimene Tison, Mariaan du Plooy, Boniface Chickwenhere, Alex Ward, Ince Maree

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