New Arrivals 28th to 4th of December 2017

Pissarra (M.) ed. AWAKENINGS, the art of Lionel Davis
223pp, 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R495
A monograph on Cape Town artist Lionel Davis, published on the occasion of "Gathering Strands", Davis' retrospective exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery.

Includes contributions by Premesh Lalu, Elisabeth Rankin and Philippa Hobbs, Thembinkosi Goniwe, Bridget Thompson, Lionel Davis, amongst others.

Lionel Davis was born in District Six in 1936. A member of the National Liberation Front, he was arrested in 1964 and sentenced to seven years on Robben Island for conspiring to commit acts of sabotage. After his release, he was placed under house arrest for five years. He studied art at the Community Arts Project (CAP) and the Evangelical Art and Craft Centre at Rorke’s Drift and completed a MA in Fine Art with the University of Cape Town. He has taught at the Community Arts Project (CAP), participated in the Triangle Workshop in New York City and the Thupelo Workshop in Johannesburg, worked as a part-time art educator at the South African National Art Gallery abd as educational coordinator for the Robben Island Museum.
van der Walt (C.) et al CLEMENTINA VAN DER WALT, a ceramic journey
145pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2017. R395
A collection of essays on the work of ceramicist Clementina van der Walt.

Contributions include:
"The Significance of Material Things" by Michael Godby
"Present but Absent" by Sandra Klopper
"Objects as Sites of Memory" by Deborah Posel
"The Power of Objects" by Wilma Cruise.

Clementina van der Walt is based in Cape Town. Together with her partner Albie Bailey she runs Clementina Ceramics Studio and a separate store in Woodstock. They also run Kraaldoring Studio and Gallery (appointment only) outside Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo.

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