DESIGN JOBURG | KAREN STEWART: SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE

24 - 26 May 2019
 

 

EVENTS WITHIN the EVENT

WALKABOUT WITH KAREN STEWART AT CANDICE BERMAN GALLERY @ DESIGN JOBURG

WHEN: Friday 24 May at 15:00

WHERE: Design Joburg (Rooms on View) at the Sandton Convention Centre, Stand Number 8A

Karen Stewart will give a short talk about her solo show being presented by Candice Berman Gallery. She will discuss the making of the work, the ideas behind the work and will field any questions the audice may have.

 

A CONVERSATION WITH GORDON FROUD AND KAREN STEWART AT CANDICE BERMAN GALLERY @ DESIGN JOBURG

WHEN: Saturday 25 May at 11:00 am

WHERE: Design Joburg (Rooms on View) at the Sandton Convention Centre, Stand Number 8A

Gordon Froud will be in conversation with Karen Stewart about her latest body of work “The Anxiolytic Effect”. Join us to learn more Stewart’s work. Stewart and Froud have known eachother since they studied Fine Art at Wits in the tumultous 80’s and Froud has presented many of Stewart’s works in various exhibitions over the years. This promises to be a dynamic, thought-provoking conversation which will allow the audience a unique glimpse into the minds of these two artists and educators.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Gordon Froud has been actively involved in the South African and international art world as artist, educator, curator and gallerist for the last 30 years. He has shown on hundreds of solo and group shows in South Africa and overseas and has served on many arts committees throughout South Africa. He has judged many of the important Art competitions from local to national levels in South Africa.

 

Froud graduated with a BA(FA)Hons from the University of Witwatersrand in 1987, a Higher Education Diploma from the same university in 1987 and a Master’s Degree in Sculpture from the University of Johannesburg in 2009 where he runs the Sculpture Department as a senior lecturer. He has taught continuously at school and tertiary level in South Africa and in London since 1990. He directed gordart Gallery in Johannesburg from 2003 to 2009 showcasing work by new, upcoming artists. He has won numerous awards and large pubic sculpture commissions.

 

Karen Stewart  studied Fine Arts at Wits University and Graphic Design at the Johannesburg Art Foundation in the late 80s. In 2007 she completed her Masters in Illustration at Stellenbosch University, specialising in botanical art. She lectured in Graphic Design from 2000 – 2005. In 2008 she curated the Kirstenbosch Botanical Art Biennale.

 

Her current work is paper collage and deals with themes like mental health, global warming, and our place in the world, how densification and development impacts humans. Her work seeks to help the viewer find a quiet, contemplative place in our chaotic world. 

 

Her art has been exhibited in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Helsinki, and her work is in the prestigious Brenthurst Library and University of Stellenbosch’s Africana Library. She was also commissioned by Tokara Wine Estate to add to its botanical collection. She is currently represented by Candice Berman Gallery in Johannesburg, who has successfully placed her work in corporate collections.

  

She designed and facilitated a creativity programme for the Cape Craft and Design Institute between 2008 – 2013. In 2013 Karen founded the Ah HA Company, which facilitates design thinking processes to unlock creative solutions to social challenges. She is also the executive director of Bright Sparks Creative Play, a non-profit company dedicated to bettering creative and entrepreneurial skills of teachers and children in under privileged Early Childhood preschools.

 

  

MEET AND GREET KAREN STEWART AT CANDICE BERMAN GALLERY @ DESIGN JOBURG

WHEN: Sunday 25 May at 11:00

WHERE: Design Joburg (Rooms on View) at the Sandton Convention Centre, Stand Number 8A

 Join us for a glass of bubbly or fruit juice and meet both the gallery owner Candice Berman and artist Karen Stewart. Come and enjoy this opportunity to chat and find out more about this gorgeous body of work and mingle with like-minded art enthusiasts.

 

 ABOUT DESIGN JOBURG

 With Africa's rich combination of tradition and modernity continuing to enrich global culture, Media 10 is delighted to announce the third edition of Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View. Gauteng's premier, contemporary and decorative design show has quickly established itself as the continent's leading annual decor and design event, taking place from 24 - 26 May 2019 within the heart of Sandton.

 

Media 10 will once again bring a stellar number of the best design brands under one roof, combining the local and global poineers and trailblazers of the design world. New to 2019 will be the introduction of top international and local speakers aiming to leave the visitors inspired.

 

The 2019 show will be tailored under the curative eye of one of the continent's most iconic design duo, Philippe van der Merwe and Greg Gamble from retail atelier and design studio, Tonic Design.