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Removing The Greyness - exhibition of public art illustrations

1-2 February 2018

 

A New Exhibition Imagines Colourful Stellenbosch 

Stellenbosch Outdoor Sculpture Trust reflects on seven years of supporting local public art in an exhibition of illustrations by artist Frank Lunar.

 

Gallery University Stellenbosch (GUS) opens its 2018 programme with an exhibition that celebrates public art. The exhibition reflects on the work done by Stellenbosch Outdoor Sculpture Trust (SOST) in its 7 years of activity, supporting the showcase of artworks by dozens of local artists in public spaces.

 

Inspired by the statement “removing the greyness from the soul of the city is the job of musicians, artists and poets” exhibited in the streets of the “outdoor museum” in Woodstock, Cape Town, the exhibition looks into the archives of SOST and contextualises the public art that it enabled within the aesthetics of Stellenbosch, as a heritage-minded urban environment. Since 2011 the Trust has been encouraging artists to bring colour into the white streets, both metaphorically and literally.

 

On show in the gallery are large scale streetscapes of Stellenbosch with selected art installations from the archives of previous SOST outdoor art exhibitions, illustrated by artist Frank Lunar. The exhibition is curated as a skills-development process by Kirstin Warries, who recently graduated from Visual Arts Department of Stellenbosch University; mentored by GUS curator Valeria Geselev. The two have special interest and experience in socially-engaged art in public spaces.

For more info contact Valeria at 071-5501427 or email gus@sun.ac.za