Umlambo uzwiwa nge dondolo.
An Exhibition by Bambo Sibiya
Exhibition Dates: 10 – 25 September 2015
Sponsored by: ABSA, Barclays, SANAVA, Alliance Francaise.
An Exhibition with local artists Velias Ndaba and Gosego Motlogelwa
Exhibition Dates: 19 August – 4 September 2015
Eleanor Turvey's The Words of Sir Seretse Khama
Artist, Eleanor Turvey sent over this portrait of Botswana's first President, Sir Seretse Khama to Sophie Lalonde Art.
Eleanor was born in Botswana as her parents were missionaries there during the 60’s.
Many of Seretse Khama’s quotes are included in this piece, in English and Setswana, as well as the Botswana coat of arms and words from the National Anthem.
This portrait is part of an ongoing series of work "Thoughts and Words", which focuses on the words and quotations of great leaders and thinkers throughout history and into the modern era. The series venerates those who have dedicated their lives to the upliftment of humanity - and aims to present their thoughts and words in a new and inspirational way.
Each portrait is assembled predominantly from the words and quotations of the person being portrayed.
2015 Form & Substance Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa
2015 Group Exhibition Sophie Lalonde Art, Gaborone, Botswana
2015 This is Not a Portrait Rust & Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, South Africa
2013 Sanlam Portrait Awards Top 40 Rust & Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, South Africa
Sanlam Portrait Awards, Top 40 Finalist, 2013
For more information on the artists and the portrait on the link below:
An Exhibition with Uhuru Kgope, Ditshupo Mogapi, Christian Ndudzo and Joost van Hasselt.
Exhibition Dates: 4 June – 9 July 2015
The Sunday Standard: Sophie Lalonde Art opens Bare, an Exhibition by a Quartet of Local Artists
The Shepherd Principle
An Exhibition by Georgia Papageorge
Exhibition Dates: 19 March – 30 April 2015
Sunday Standard: Georgia Papageorge Speaks up Against Environmental Damage Through Art
Mmegi: Artist Depicts Destruction in Serengeti
Ann Gollifer's 'Omang?'
Sunday Standard: Ann Gollifer's 'Omang' Opening Exhibition: A Night of Art and Poetry
The Gazette: Ann Gollifer Shows at Sophie Lalonde Art
Afrolutionist: Dissecting Batswana's Identity in German Print, Politics and Societal Concepts with Ann Gollifer
Mmegi: Ann Gollifer Tackles Fading Moral Values
Steve Jobson's 'Another Year'
Mmegi: Jobson at Sophie Lalonde Art Gallery
Mmegi: Another Full-bodied Year of Art
Sunday Standard: Steve Jobson's Exhibition Mesmerizes
Weekend Post: Another Exhibition at Sophie Lalonde Art
Youtube video of the evening done by Jiggy Flava Enterainment:
Kaleidoscope Collective opened on 9 October and will run until 5 November 2014.
The exhibtion is a collection of work from a project in the north west of Bostwana, Kuru Art Project.
Kuru is the Naro word meaning ‘to do’ or ‘to create’. The project provides a space for San artists to creatively express their traditions as well as recent life experiences. Their artwork is heavily weighted with their traditions and culture as well as contemporary elements, which give us a small insight into how their lives are changing.
These artworks have become acclaimed worldwide having exhibited in Poland, Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, The United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Namibia, Germany, Australia, Sweden, South Africa and of course their home, Botswana. The project as well as the individual artists have won international awards and have now become sought after pieces for public and private collections throughout the world.
The artists participating in the project all live in D’kar and have grown up in and around the Kalahari, Ghanzi district. In addition to being artists, they are skilled traditional dancers, storytellers, musicians and craftsmen. It is essential to them that they play an important role in the conservation of their culture through their art.
Daily News: Ghanzi Work Visits iTowers
Mmegi: Kaleidoscope Collective on Exhibit
Aldo Brincat's Foreign Nationals
Aldo Brincat's 'Foreign Nationals' opens on the 5 September and will run to the 1 October 2014.
Okay Africa: Botswana's Heavy Metal Cowboys Exhibit in Gaborone
Okay Africa: The Best African Art of 2014. Aldo Brincat number 11
Design Genro: The Princes of Drought
Daily News: Brincat Captures Classic Ma Rock Moments
Culture Mag: Photographs of the Ma Rock by Aldo Brincat
Foreign Nationals Exhbition Opening on youtube
Aaron Kohn, Director of Museum of African and Design, Johannesburg mentioned a photograph by Aldo Brincat in House and Leisure as his current favourite piece of art.
Paula Louw and Jacki McInnes exhibit at Sophie Lalonde Art.
Opening: 31 July 2014
Dates: 31 July - 28 August 2014
Sunday Standard: Paula Louw and Jacki McInnes Exhibition at Sophie Lalonde Art
Everard Read Collaboration
Sophie Lalonde Art and Everard Read have collaborated on a group show. Artists include: Helmut Starke, Obie Oberholzer, Russel Scott, Bronwyn Lace, etc.
Exhibition Opening: 8 May 2014.
Exhibition Dates: 8 May - 23 July 2014.
Design Genro: Sophie Lalonde Art
Nicola Holgate opened on the evening of 13 February 2014 at Sophie Lalonde Art. It was a fabulous evening with the gallery's first solo exhibition with a local artist from Botswana.
Dates: 13 February 2014-
Below is press coverge link from the evening.
The Tswana Times:
The November Exhibition opens on 29 November 2013. The exhibition is a group show with various Southern African artists including Gary Stevens, Nelson Makamo, Helmut Starke etc.
Opening: 29 Novemeber 2013
Duration: 29 November 2013- 31 January 2014
The Sunday Standard (08/12/13) featured an article on Sophie Lalonde Art's November Exhibition Opening: The November Exhibition Defines Artwork at iTowers Display
Gallery Opening, October 2013
Sophie Lalonde Art, in central Gaborone opened on Wednesday October 16, 2013. In association with the Everard Read Gallery Johannesburg the gallery will be representing more than 30 artists from Southern Africa. Q. Moses, Shepherd Ndudzo, John Meyer, Dylan Lewis, Phillemon Hlungwani, Sipho Ndlovu, Beezy Bailey and Lionel Smit are just some of the artists to be represented by the gallery in Botswana.
The Sunday Standard: New Art Gallery Adds Lustre to an Already Classy iTowers
Mmegi Online: Exquisite Art Display at Gallery Opening
Daily News: Contemporary Art Gallery Opens
Midweek Sun: Cutting Edge Art Piece a Marvel