“Fear and Loss – The Industrial Karoo”

Date: 18th March 2016 to 30th April 2016

Exhibition at the Jan Rupert Art Centre, Middle Street, Graaff-Reinet

“Fear and Loss – The Industrial Karoo”

You may have read the article in the “Advertiser” of March 18 about the unique art exhibition presently shown at the Jan Rupert Art Centre, enriching the cultural life of our community.

More than a hundred different South African artists, some with well-known names and some up-and-coming, have contributed their reflections on the theme of industrialization of a rural area like the Karoo. Through their pieces of art they express their concerns and rejection of environmentally harmful developments, like fracking in the Karoo.

This extraordinary exhibition is curated by the exceptional Karoo artist and social activist Katie Bernard du Toit from De Aar.

With the recent threat of uranium mining, an even more damaging exploitation on this beautiful, however fragile landscape, the exhibition can be called visionary, as the threat of uranium mining was not even in the public´s mind when all the art work was collected.

For those of you, who still did not find time to visit this unique exhibition, put it on your list for this coming Easter break and also bring along your family and friends. For those, who have already seen “Fear and Loss – The Industrial Karoo” just have another look.

For sure, you will even discover more meaningful messages and symbolism in these art pieces by more than 100 artists.

The Jan Rupert At Centre is open weekdays from 9:00 to 12 noon and 2pm to 5pm and on weekends from 9am to 12 noon.

The exhibition is only going on till April 30 – so make sure you don´t miss it.

Erika and Stefan Cramer


“fear and loss – the industrial karoo”

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