New Arrivals 10th to 16th of October 2014

Hobbs (P.) & Rankin (E.) LISTENING TO DISTANT THUNDER, the art of Peter Clarke
221 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Reprint, Cape Town, (2011) 2014. R550
Reprint of the catalogue of the exhibition of paintings, prints and mixed-media works, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, 2011.

Peter Clarke was born in Simon's Town in 1929. In 1956 he left his job in the Simon's Town Dockyard to devote himself to his art. In the early 1960s he spent brief periods at Michaelis School of Art and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. In the late 1960s his family were forcibly removed to the township of Ocean View and Peter Clarke's work began to reflect the social disrpution of the Cape Flats. He was awarded the South African Order of Ikhamanga (silver) in 2005..

Philippa Hobbs is currently curator of the MTN Art Collection. She is also a Research Fellow of the University of Johannesburg: Visual Identities in Art and Design.
Elizabeth Rankin is currently Professor of Art History at the University of Auckland, after many years at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Joubert (J.) APPLE GIRL, ingesting and transforming "Apple Girl" from fairy tale into sculpture and performance
72 pp., colour illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2012. OUT OF PRINT
This book was submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Master in Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, 2012.

Jill Joubert interprets the fairy tale, "Apple Girl", into sculptured tableaux, which also function as miniature puppet theatres. Jazz artist Athalie Crawford at times accompanies the performance. The audience are then invited to view the tableaux as an arrangement of sculptures.

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