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

Live Online Art Auction 28-30 June 2019

Bright Street Gallery is proud to host a Live online Art Auction on 28 – 30 June 2019.

The auction will be held via our Facebook page Bright Street Gallery – Live Auction. The names of particitpating artist will be anounced shortly.


Bright Street Gallery is proud to host a Mini Solo Exhibition by acclaimed Artist and Photographer Sue Tatham.

” Seated Female Nude” by Sue Tatham, Ink on Paper, R2700.00

Sue’s favorite genre is contemporary classical realism. Her work is contemporary and versatile, and ranges from formal realism through to expressionism and abstraction at times. 
Women and feminine figures form a central recurrent theme, at times inspired by African and European mythology, natural geometry and her favorite teacher, nature. 

“Seated Male Nude” by Sue Tatham, Charcoal on greyscale paper, R1500.00

The human form is a fascinating and favourite subject for Sue, and for this reason she simply loves figure drawing.  Lively & energetic sketches of the feminine and masculine model are in charcoal and ink. 

“Woman in Mandarin Coat – Purple Chinese Ming Dynasty” by Sue Tatham, Oil on canvas Tondo, R12 075,00

In her paintings Sue uses oils and watercolour to capture her mindful vision of diverse expressions and aspects of women. 

MINDFUL FIGURES, SKETCHES & PORTRAITS Exhibition by Sue Tatham is on till 28 June 2018 at Bright Street Gallery.

Calling all Artists for submissions!

Calling All Artists!!!
Your work must be labelled clearly with your name, the title of the work, the medium and your telephone/cell number. 
Selection will be completed by a panel of three people appointed by the gallery owner, Di White – Online Submissions will also be considered and may be sent to the gallery email at to receive us no later than 29 May at 12h00. 

Artworks must be collected between 14h00 and 16h00 the same day when you will be told whether your artwork has been selected.
There is no entry fee for selection

If selected for exhibition a hanging fees: R 50. 00 per work applies.
Selected artists will be expected to supply a plate of food for the Opening on FRIDAY 5 July 2019
1.      Entries on each of the themes may consist of work in any medium: oil, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, printmaking, drawing, photography, digital, sculpture, ceramics or mixed media. There is no restriction on the size of a
          work. Artwork need not be framed for the selection, but it must be neatly presented.

2.      A maximum of three (3) works may be submitted for selection.
3.      Entries must be your own original, handmade, unaided work.  You may not submit work done in classes led by an art teacher, regardless of whether the art teacher has given permission.
4.      No images that are taken from the internet, television, film or other public electronic media will be accepted.
5.      Reproductions of any other artist’s work will not be accepted.
6.      You must either own the copyright to any photographic images you work from, or provide written proof that you have the permission of the author of the source material to use it in your work.  Please be aware that      
          plagiarism is a criminal offence, and that intellectual property is protected. Bear in mind that copyright rules exist for your own protection.
7.      All entries to the exhibition must before sale.  Bright Street Gallery will apply 50%  commission to all sales (example: if you price your work at R 1000. 00 the gallery will add R 500. 00 which will be taken as   
          commission on the sale).
8.      To facilitate hanging, screw eyes must be fixed 20% of the way from the top of the frame with cord attached and the back of the work must be neat.  Boxed canvasses must be no less than 3 cm deep and the sides 
           must be painted.  Bright Street Gallery reserves the right to reject any items it considers unacceptably framed or presented.
9.       If you need any form of electronic equipment to present or display your art, it must be supplied by you.

We look forward to seeing your work! 

The Team at Bright Street 
021 851 2520 


Bright Street Gallery is proudly hosting our next upcomming Group Art Exhibition – “FOUR SEASONS”

Art Group Exhibition by selected artists: “Four Seasons” will open at Bright Street Gallery Fryday 17th May at 6.30pm. Please join us for a glass of wine and beautiful Art. All welcome!

Participating Artists
Lisa Marie Myburg, Brigitte Eckleben, Ince Maree, Alex Ward, Soekie Mertz, Cornelia Alberts, Katharine Ambrose, Sanet Spangenberg, Carmen Gordon, Beulah Meintjies, Betsy Thomson, Mornay Viljoen,Boniface Chikwenhere, Lisa Furnes, Karen Litson , Melinda Brummer, Vernon Fourie, Laurette van der Merwe, Alyson Guy, Renee Morkel, Zubenathi Ayanda Filana, Ansie Schreuder, Susan Hume, Mariaan Du Plooy, Paul Smulders, Chimene Tison, Merle De Jager.