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‘Ubuntu Bethu’, a joint exhibition by Lindile Magunya and Gerald Tabata at Casa Labia Gallery, Muizenberg.

South African born artist Lindile Magunya studied Graphic Design at the Peninsula Technikon and since graduating, has exhibited widely throughout the Western Cape. As an artist he strives to communicate with his audience. He believes his work to be a recognition of all people in society and an awareness of the power within ourselves.

Says Lindile; “The human behaviour is very hard to detect due to the conditions that we are surrounded by; unemployment, living conditions, financial status and everything that is existence.”

Gerald Tabata’s work has been shown at galleries and art studios throughout the Western Cape and is in private collections both here and abroad. He is currently working from his studio in Observatory, Cape Town.

For the new body of work shown in this exhibition, Gerald was inspired by the people that he sees on a daily basis in Cape Town and areas around the city; people that are destitute, disadvantaged and unemployed.
“These people are intimidated and they tend to give up hope in life. This is what I strive to capture in my paintings.”

Gerald is based in Khayelitsha and paints the lives of the people around him. He has been creating striking works of art for more than ten years and he enjoys the challenges that he encounters.

“I hope that this new body of work will bring light to these day to day issues that face our society.”- Gerald Tabata

Ubuntu Bethu is a mixed medium exhibition and runs from the 7th April until the 29th May 2011.

For more information please contact Casa Labia on 021 788 6068 or email africanova@casalabia.co.za


Exhibition of new work by Jill Trappler at Casa Labia

Please join Jill Trappler at the opening of her new work; paintings, monotypes and collage

‘The long distance to familiar places’ by Jill Trappler

Venue: Casa Labia Gallery, Muizenberg www.casalabia.co.za

Date: Tuesday February 8th 2011

Time: 6.00 pm for 6.30

Opening speaker: Baylon Sandri

Ends: Sunday 27th March

The work for this show is new and made for the Casa labia gallery space; the light being so extraordinary and the view out across the sea, mesmerizing.  It is a lively place humming with sensitive warm people.

The scale of the work is relatively small compared to the work recently exhibited by Trappler. The images have been constructed in various media; small oil paintings, with thick crackly surfaces on canvas, stained, stuffed, folded acrylics on canvases, mixed media monotypes, two large collage works and three woven paper works.

It is a quiet but dramatic show that demands attention and time so that the eye can absorb the details; the words, the colour, the surfaces. From a distance you will fall down a landscape or waterfall, talk to the clouds or play in the woven notes as they make rhythms across the surface and deeper into unknown yet familiar places.

Africa Nova presents Casa Labia in Bloom – a celebration of indigenous flowers

Curated by Margie Murgatroyd of AFRICA NOVA, Casa Labia in Bloom is a festival of art, inspired by South Africa’s indigenous flora. The multi-media exhibition is open to the public to view from Tuesday to Saturday between 10:00 hrs and 16:00 hrs until 29 January 2011.
Produced by some of South Africa’s most creative talents, the exhibition features works in a range of media and styles, including painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture and jewellery. The exhibition is a celebration of our unique floral kingdom and is also a reminder of our role as custodians of this extraordinary heritage.

To further accentuate the theme, indigenous plants in a range of unique African containers are on sale and Cafe Labia Cafe will be serving a special menu inspired by flowers. Don’t miss the delicious new “Flower Power Salad” as an ideal option for a light and sumptuous lunch! For further information about all the festivities during Casa Labia in Bloom, please contact Sally on 021 788 6068 or email her at info@casalabia.co.za

Lloyd Pollack ‘My favourite Portraits’ Lecture at Casa Labia

Well known South African art critic and lecturer, Lloyd Pollack shares his favourite portraits. Pollack gained his B.A (Hons) from UCT in 1966, and thereafter spent a year at the Sorbonne before working as a copywriter in Johannesburg, London, Dublin and Sydney. In 1983 he completed the V & A course in London and gained a diploma in the history of fine and decorative arts with distinction before running courses on art and antiques for Sotheby’s in Melbourne.

Date: Friday 8th October 2010

Time: 16h30

Venue: Casa Labia Cultural Centre, 192 Main Road, Muizenberg

Cost: R60 per person, includes a glass of wine

To book your seat, please contact Sally on 021 – 788 6068 or e-mail on sally@casalabia.co.za:

Lecture by jewellery expert, Joanna Hardy at Casa Labia

For more than 30 years Joanna Hardy has led a “jewelled” existence. From valuing and auctioning the tiaras and pearls of the aristocracy at Sotheby’s international to trading diamonds in Antwerp or appearing on the Antiques Roadshow, there is little Joanna doesn’t know about gems. She now runs The Jewellery School of Excellence in London where she is able to share her passion and vast knowledge of the fascinating world of jewels in her series of jewellery appreciation classes.

Lecture titled “Jewels that catch an expert’s eye” at 5.30pm, Tuesday 24 August

Followed by drinks and canapés

RSVP:    Tel:  021 683 6560 or 078 044 8185

Venue:  Casa Labia – 192 Main Road, Muizenberg

Enquiries:  021 683 6560/078 044 8185    www.straussart.co.za

Inaugural Concert at Casa Labia

For more information on Casa Labia or the concert please call 021 788 6068 or email: info@casalabia.co.za