By Richard Kilpert

I was taking some tourists around the Silo District at the Waterfront and after popping by the extraordinary Patrick Bongoy show at Southern Guild we ambled over to Makers Landing to grab a coffee and treat.  On our way out we stopped at the fascinating Daor Gallery which is opposite the Port Terminal for cruise ships.

I was so chuffed to see that they survived lockdown and have re-staffed with new energy.  Dramatically situated in an old shipping shed, I always enjoyed their amazing selection of artists and group shows and wouldn’t miss their Wednesday evening openings.

Directed by Kerry Redlinghuys, the gallery name comes from a combination of the owner’s names, but as a word it also means valuable or captivated.  With Nicola Kritzinger (another ex-student of mine from Wits) it is no surprise that this ‘girl power’ gallery chose to mount a group exhibition in celebration of Women’s Month, featuring 14 local and international female artists. 

As always there were fabulous new names mixed in with established artists like Katherine Bull and Nicole Clare Fraser.  There is the catalogue available from their website:

You may have missed this intriguing show, but you still have time to see “Her” in Bellville.

Her…is a selection of works by 50 women artists from the Sanlam Art Collection, fortunately, the exhibition at the Sanlam Gallery in Belville runs until the 22 October.  The following link Stefan Hundt takes us through the process of deciding which artists to include and some of the themes that run through the exhibition:

Shooting Down Babylon at Zeitz MOCAA ends soon, and for those who want to get behind the scenes this podcast has an interview with the artist:

In this dialogue Prof Christo Doherty of ARA speaks to Tracey Rose, currently Senior Lecturer in the Fine Arts department in the Wits School of Arts, and internationally renowned as an artist who works across a range of practices, but most notably as a performance artist using her body.