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Photography Exhibition

Colours of You

PE (OPLE), What hue are you? Colours of you collaboration exhibition by Gerard Addison

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EC Institute of Architects exhibition reflects on 30 years of change, welcomes new committee

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014REFLECTING on 30 years of a changing architectural landscape – which is shaping and reconstituting modern South African cities – the Eastern Cape Institute of Architects’ (ECIA) latest exhibition, Excellence in Architecture: 1983-2013, celebrates how the region has morphed through architectural intervention.

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Eastern Cape Institution of Architects exhibition opening

Exhibition  opening of  "Architectural Excellence" 1983 to 2013

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Art critic Jeanne Wright on Brent Meistre's SOJOURN exhibition

WHEN Brent Meistre asked me to open this exhibition, I was dubious about my ability to introduce what he does to the general public, as the material, while visually accessible, carries the weight of a very particular philosophy and approach to landscape which is less easily explained. I am thankful that, for most of us, the experience of standing alone in landscape is relatively easy to do as we live close to the kinds of landscape which he has photographed. To be physically in landscape in this country is a primal sensation – it is literally where we’re grounded – where we develop a sense of place and belonging - and it is the space in which we conduct our lives and where we are buried.  

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‘Outstanding showcase of local architecture’ at Athenaeum

AN OPEN competition for the design of two new Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) buildings has yielded “outstanding results”, according to the Port Elizabeth architecture industry, after an exhibition of the top five designs opened last week at the Athenaeum Gallery.

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Young, new team to guide the Athenaeum into the future

NUMB City Productions, operators of the Athenaeum Complex, have appointed a new, dynamic team to manage and transform the building into a creative hub servicing the emerging creative sector in Nelson Mandela Bay. 

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NMMU brings renowned photographer Ballen to showcase ‘Playpen’ at PE gallery

Uncanny interpretation of social life, childhood on show at Athenaeum.

IN Playpen, the expertly curated Roger Ballen Photographic retrospective, dark matter meets deep, brutal and uncomfortable honesty and seizes the content of childhood and locks it into the four gossamer walls of play.

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