Open Call for Submissions for 2020
Applications are now open for AVA Gallery's 2020 exhibition programme as well as applications for ArtReach support. Click on the banner to read more!
Bacchus and Boda Boda - Richard Ketley
Inspired by his travels to various Africa cities Richard Ketley’s latest body of work is a continued response to the vibrant and salubrious life of these cities. Ketley's works are abstract responses rendered in oil and charcoal on translucent mediums, which allow the drawing to remain within the painting.
Baggage, A Metaphoric Mnemonic - Michael Chitter
Working with a combination of natural materials such as clay, charcoal and shellac, and combining these with synthetic substances, painter Michael Chitter creates richly layered, textured canvases. Throughout his extensive career Chitter has delved deeply into both his own family history and the history of land displacement in South Africa, to create landscapes that evoke a strong emotional response from the viewer.
The Ocean of Limitlessness - Abdus Salaam
Abdus Salaam is a self-taught, multi-medium artist who works primarily with experimental and progressive classical forms of darkroom photography and oil paint on unconventional materials.
Salaam's latest body of photography work is made entirely in the dark, with light forming a collection of abstract darkroom “light paintings". Using light, chemicals, photo paper and spontaneous, intuitive and instinctual gestures, each of Salaam's paintings are based on a unique intention as in “The Ocean of Limitlessness”, the poem that he places central in his exhibition.
Supporting emerging and established artists of South Africa
An important mandate for nurturing the arts, creativity and talent by the Association for Visual Arts is rooted
in its ArtReach programme