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Art guide: Dive into 2022 with these new exhibitions

The new year is upon us! As we venture into 2022, here’s a brief round-up of some of the exhibitions on Creative Feel’s radar. Browse through them below and let art lead you into the new year. 

Art guide exhibitions 2022 Ellena Lourens

Cubicle at Cape Town’s Everard Read/CIRCA Gallery: 10 – 22 January 2022

Cubicle is an ongoing platform at CIRCA Cape Town, giving artists scope to exhibit smaller bodies of artworks and site-specific installations for a two-week period. Featured artists include Githan Coopoo, Ellena Lourens, Mishal Weston and more. Read more about Cubicle here.

IMAGE Every Little Thing (2021) by Ellena Lourens

Art guide exhibitions 2022 Simon Zitha

Khandziya e Ntshava at Johannesburg’s Melrose Gallery: 6 – 31 January 2022

Currently showing at Melrose Gallery’s online viewing room is the artist Simon Zitha. The title of the viewing room is Khandziya e Ntshava which means ‘going up the mountain’ or ‘uphill battle’. This refers to Zitha’s connection to earth, his journey and how his story is narrated through the artworks that he creates. Visit the viewing room here to gain personal insight into his life, artworks and practice.

IMAGE Bushbuck Ridge (2021) by Simon Zitha

Art guide exhibitions 2022 Javett-UP Pretoria

Visit the Javett in Pretoria: January – March 2022

Pretoria’s Javett Art Centre currently has an array of solo and group exhibitions on show. Head through to view the collaborative exhibition Interfacing New Heavens, the group exhibition Handle with Care and the monumental retrospective exhibition of Willem Boshoff’s work, Word Woes.

IMAGE Handle With Care is one of many exhibitions currently on show at the Javett in Pretoria

Catch the end of The Resilience of the Human Spirit on Absa’s Art Hot Spot: 25 November 2021 – 31 January 2022

The collaborative exhibition The Resilience of the Human Spirit showcases a selection of recently produced artworks by 2019 Absa L’Atelier Ambassadors Raji Bamidele from Nigeria, Winifrid Luena from Tanzania, and Nkhensani Rihlampfu from South Africa. View the full exhibition here.

Art guide exhibitions 2022 Raji Bamidele
Raji Bamidele, As Within, So Without 2 (2021) and As Within, So Without 2 (2021), both Oil, Acrylic, and Goldleaf on Canvas, 182.88 x 152.4cm

View Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose’s new solo at Durban’s KZNSA Gallery: 21 January – 27 February 2022

This January, KZNSA will present eBhish’, a solo exhibition by Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose (b.1994, eThekwini, South Africa). The exhibition opens 21 January 2022 and will be accompanied by an extensive public programme. More details here.  

Art guide exhibitions 2022 Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose
Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose’s eBhish’ opens at KZNSA Gallery this January

See New Paintings by Simon Stone at Johannesburg’s SMAC Gallery: 20 November 2021 – 15 January 2022

Simon Stone’s New Paintings mark both a departure and an arrival, in both medium and methodology. Acutely influenced by the lockdown period, these recent works construct new lives for themselves beyond the isolation of Covid-19. You’ve got until 15 January to head through to SMAC to see the show. Don’t miss out!

Art guide exhibitions 2022 Simon Stone
Simon Stone’s New Paintings is currently on show at Johannesburg’s SMAC Gallery

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