New Arrivals 22nd to 28th of August 2015

Couzyn (J.) & Hartlief (J.) JAMES HARTLIEF, artist of the dreaming world
104pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Nieu Bethesda, 2012. R445
James Hartlief was a Senior Printmaker at The First People Centre in Nieu Bethesda in the Great Karoo. He died in 2013.

Jeni Couzyn founded the First People Centre, originally called the Bethesda Arts Centre, with her daughter in 1999. The centre trains local people (mostly of San Bushman and mixed descent) in art-making and enables them to earn an income by selling their work.
Godby (M.) BATTLEGROUND, Charles Bell's drawings of the War of the Axe, 1846, in historical context and in relation to recent representations of the Frontier/ Wars of Dispossession
92pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R190
Published to accompany the exhibition, The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, 2015.

Includes the essay, "The War of the Axe, 1846-1847" by Jeff Peires, and notes on historical weapons by Rod Hooper-Box.

For this exhibition Charles Bell's sixty drawings of the War of the Axe are accompanied by extracts from contemporary newspapers on the war, panels of nineteenth-century race theory and texts that explain the stereotypes devised by settlers. Also includes work by Keith Dietrich, Christine Dixie, Stephen Inggs, Cedric Nunn, Hentie van der Merwe, Athi-Patra Ruga, Vusi Khumalo, and Penny Siopis.

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