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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

Media Coverage:

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

Media Coverage:

Sunday Standard: Georgia Papageorge Speaks up Against Environmental Damage Through Art


Mmegi: Artist Depicts Destruction in Serengeti



Ann Gollifer's 'Omang?'

Media Coverage:

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'

Media Coverage:

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

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.

Media Coverage

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.

Media Coverage:

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

Media Coverage:

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.

Media Coverage:

Design Genro: Sophie Lalonde Art



Nicola Holgate

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.

Weekend Post:


Sunday Standard:


Daily News:




SA Creatives:


The Tswana Times:



November Exhibition

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