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The Barnard Gallery would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Jaco van Schalkwyk on his top ten nomination for this years Absa L'Atelier award. Although no stranger for consideration to the selection process for this prestigious award, with a top 100 placement for last years award, with his mixed media piece entitled “Sacrifice; My Mother’s Dress", this years entry into the top ten is worthy of special acclamation.
The artwork in question, “Endangered”, as oil on canvas, finished with Perspex, is a multilayered work, in terms of image, process and content, and primarily asks questions about the issues around the notion of the sustainability and validity of traditional painting as a visual language in contemporary culture. The process combines a traditional representational layered painting technique with the protective layer of industrial material, which re-contextualizes and draws parallels between wild-life conservation and painting, as process and craftsmanship.
For the past year The Barnard Gallery hasbeen in consultation with Jaco van Schalkwyk regarding collaborating on a solo exhibition. Now, as one of the artists that we currently represent, The Barnard Gallery is both proud and excited to announce that this exhibition will take place on April the 18th 2012. With the quality of both the pieces that have been nominated for the Absa L'Atelier awardover the past two years, we are sincerely looking forward to seeing the body of work that is due to follow these incredible works, and are honoured to have the opportunity to collaborate with such a truly talented artist.
Congratulations again Jaco.

We are proud to announce that Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi was selected by Raison Naidoo, the director of Iziko National Gallery as one of the artists to represent South Africa at the 2012 Dakar Biennale.
We Would like to extend a huge congratulations not only for being selected but for winning the prize of Blachere's Foundation, a truly great achievement!

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