EXHIBITION

Spier Contemporary 2010 biennale exhibition

The Africa Centre’s art biennale, the Spier Contemporary 2010 launched on the 14th March 2010 at the Cape Town City Hall.

The free exhibition is a key event on South African art calendar, and has become one of the best things to do in cape town for art lovers. The Winning Artworks from the Exhibition will now travel across the country to be hosted in regional centres.

The Exhibition was compiled after an exhaustive nation-wide selection process. As a result, the Spier Contemporary 2010 in Cape Town featured 101 artists and 132 art pieces as South Africa’s largest contemporary art exhibition.

The event

The artworks were selected from a national call for submissions, with artworks collected at thirteen selection centres across South Africa. The final exhibition was chosen from over 2,700 entries, which represents an increase of 10% on the submissions received for the Spier Contemporary 2008. The selection was made in November and December 2009 by a curatorial team of five local and continental industry professionals. Click here to see each one of the 101 artists exhibited in the Cape Town exhibition.

The Exhibition magically transformed the Cape Town City Hall, where the  first leg of the Exhibition was held. The Spier Contemporary commissioned architect Nabeel Essa to design the exhibition. Nabeel’s vision involved contrasting the contemporary nature of the artworks against the historic grandeur of the Edwardian building.

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The Spier Contemporary 2010 artists, in alphabetical order, are:

  1. Janine Allen
  2. Eugene Arries
  3. Lindi Arbi
  4. John Barrow
  5. Stuart Bird
  6. Matthew Blackman
  7. Joanne Bloch
  8. David Bloomer
  9. Richard Letsatsi Bollers
  10. Brydon Bolton
  11. Candice Borzechowski
  12. Justin Brett
  13. Bruno Brincat
  14. Tegan Bristow
  15. Elizabeth Buys
  16. Kurt Campbell
  17. Jonathan Cane
  18. Richard Chauke
  19. James Clayton
  20. Melanie Cleary
  21. Lean Coetzer
  22. Roxandra Dardagan Britz
  23. Araminta de Clermont
  24. Angela de Jesus
  25. Frikkie Eksteen
  26. Nicola Elliot
  27. Hasan Essop
  28. Husain Essop
  29. Gordon Froud
  30. Frina Galloway
  31. Jonathan Garnham
  32. Jessica Gregory
  33. Ndivhuwo Gundula
  34. Dan Halter
  35. Gerrit Hattingh
  36. Matthew Hindley
  37. Zakhele Moses Hlatshwayo
  38. Phillip Raiford Johnson
  39. Sarah Jones
  40. Matthew Kalil
  41. Philippe Kayumba-wa-Yafolo
  42. David Koloane
  43. Arie Kuijers
  44. Neil Le Roux
  45. Tim Leibbrandt
  46. Sentso Lele
  47. Nina Liebenberg
  48. Carla Liesching
  49. Jacky Lloyd
  50. Elsa Lourens
  51. Michael MacGarry
  52. Daniel Maggs
  53. Maja Malievic
  54. Zen Marie
  55. Christopher Marsberg
  56. Dillon Marsh
  57. William John Martin
  58. Maja Marx
  59. Emile Maurice
  60. Maurice Mbikayi
  61. Jacki McInnes
  62. Jean Meeran
  63. Mohau Modisakeng
  64. Frans Masobe Mothapo
  65. Brett Murray
  66. Mxulisi Nkononde
  67. Vusumuzi Derrick Nxumalo
  68. Mamela Nyamza
  69. Carolyn Parton
  70. Colin Payne
  71. Richard Penn
  72. Dawood Petersen
  73. Kurt Pio
  74. Cameron Platter
  75. Lucy Pooler
  76. Philip Rikhotso
  77. Dave Robertson
  78. Wilhelm Saayman
  79. Brink Scholtz
  80. Johannes Scott
  81. Helen Sebidi
  82. Jaco Sieberhagen
  83. Sonja Smit
  84. Jane Solomon
  85. Anthony Strack van Schyndel
  86. Karen Suskin
  87. Nicolene Swanepool
  88. Christoper Swift
  89. Motseokae Klass Thibeletsa
  90. Lucas Nkahloleng Thobejane
  91. Rudolph Tshie
  92. Johann van der Schijff
  93. Francois Van Tonder
  94. Roelof Van Wyk
  95. James Webb
  96. Hanje Whitehead
  97. Xolile Mazibuko
  98. Ed Young
  99. Dale Yudelman
  100. Sicelo Ziqubu
  101. Mlu Zondi