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CIRCA Settles in London: Siobhan Keam in conversation with Georgie Shields

March 10, 2016 - Siobhan Keam, ART AFRICA

With just over a week to go until the opening of CIRCA Gallery in London on March 17th, director Georgie Shields speaks to Siobhan Keam of Art Africa about the new Chelsea gallery.

"...given an appropriate platform, artists from Southern Africa do as well as artists from anywhere else in the world.''

Read more in the March issue of ART AFRICA


Cape Town Art Fair to serve as showcase for ‘Tomorrows’ artists

February 18, 2016 - The Next 48 Hours

Everard Read artist Thania Petersen was featured on the front page of The Next 48 Hours newspaper. Petersen's striking photograph, Queen Colonaaier and her Weapons of Mass Destruction, adorned the front page article detailing the Cape Town Art Fair's Special Project Space, Tomorrows / Today.

Petersen, who describes her work as quite theatrical in style, gives a voice to her community – Indonesian descendants living in South Africa. She will be showing a video titled ‘Baqa’ alongside her ‘Rampies’ installation. Together the two engage the senses and speak of the Cape Malay people’s spiritual rituals. She will also be presenting a second body of work called ‘Botanical Imperialism’, comprised of two photographs highlighting the impact of colonialism both on the natural environment and Petersen’s people.

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Visual splash at weekend Art Fair

February 16, 2016 - Lucinda Jolly

The 4th edition of the Cape Town Art Fair will be showcased at the CTICC from Friday to Sunday. Lucinda Jolly previews. 

Matthew Partridge, the recently elected director of the Cape Town Art Fair says that ''his primary mission is to generate three primary conversations. Firstly, while he believes that the SA art market was consolidated at the Joburg Art Fair seven or eight years ago, he wants to “recenter” Cape Town within the SA art world. Secondly, he wants the fair to engage with neighbours on the African continent by including galleries from Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Senegal. Thirdly, dialogue with Europe via galleries from Italy, Germany, France, Belgian and the UK reconfiguring Africa’s place – especially given that contemporary African art is so hot right now. This year’s Amory Show which opens a week after the CTAF has an African focus.''

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February 10, 2016 - Elle Decoration

"A variety of emotions and personal experiences will all be translated into art as part of the Tomorrows/Today special project taking centre stage at the Cape Town Art Fair. Featuring a rich array of mediums the special project will give art enthusiasts, investors and collectors the opportunity to experience the works of eight emerging artists from around the continent. 

The special project aims to open up ideas about consumption by considering the ways in which tomorrow’s artists should not be pinned down by today’s ideas. It contemplates the ways in which human beings are consumed by so many aspects of life.''

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Mail & Guardian: Wayne Barker: A new image with change of medium

February 5, 2016 - MARY CORRIGALL

Mary Corrigall interviews Wayne Barker for the Mail & Guardian.

"'The renowned South African artist has turned to silkscreening for his latest exhibition but his trademark touches remain.''


Times Live: "World Changing: More tales of paint and dirt''

February 2, 2016 - Tymon Smith

Times LIVE interviews Wayne Barker about his solo show The World that Changed the Image in Johannesburg. 


Deborah Bell: Echoes of Antiquity

January 14, 2016 - Delaire Graff Estate

Everard Read Artist Deborah Bell was featured in VIEWS: The Journal of Delaire Graff Estate. 

A trasncendant scultpuror, painter and print maker, Deborah Bell is one of South Africa's most celebrated artists. Bell is renowned for producing highly mystical and personal works in a variety of mediums.


Don’t Stop, Play: @play at Everard Read

December 16, 2015 - Sinazo Chiya: Art Throb

Art Throb reviews @Play, a five person multi disciplinary exhibition at the Cape Town gallery. Opening on the 12th November 18:30pm, it will run until the 30th November 2015.

"It is appropriate that the @play group-show at Everard Read prompts child-like exclamations of ‘that’s so cool.’ While all the artists have different styles, they converge on the task of  ‘experimentation and the processes of physical mark-making’ without restraint.  Ranging from deconstructed pianos to dogs crafted out of carbon fiber, this show is entirely too caffeinated to called a meditation on medium."

Read the full article here.


CIRCA Gallery London Opens

November 15, 2015 - Art Throb

The London dealer John Martin has partnered with Everard Read gallery from South Africa to launch Circa London in the Chelsea space Martin acquired last year. The new gallery is due to open fully in mid-March after renovations are complete, but the front part of the building opened earlier this week with a rotating display of contemporary works from South Africa and Europe.

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New Ventures: Ashraf Jamal in Conversation with Charles Shields

October 28, 2015

Ashraf Jamal interviews Charles Shields, director and co-owner of Everard Read Gallery in Cape Town, on the upcoming opening of Circa London in March 2016. The move promises to hold many exciting developments both for the gallery’s represented artists, as well as for the international arts community which is in many ways centered within this international hub. Art Africa on 28 October 2015.