Currently on display is a collection reflecting on both past and present South Africa, its communities, music and sport
Bringing their passion and illustrating diversity in a vibrant manner, they share with us intimate raw depths of emotion straight from the southern tip of Africa to the shores of East Sussex.
Our current collection looks at the vibrancy of South Africa. A collection reflecting on both the past and present. A peek into community life. Ubuntu, I am because you are. An old African mantra.
Etched in the pain felt during South Africa’s Apartheid past; legislation such as the Natives Land Act of 1913 and then the Group Areas Act of 1948, the JaxMar Gallery art pieces exhibited depict various communities and how they lived before and after, how music was the balm of the soul… everyday life as it was then and, in parts, still is now.
Community is everything but it all changed radically during those years.
Why have pieces reflecting on a past Apartheid government or what was? Well some pieces are post Apartheid yet that does not mean that the history and how it affected communities does not impact on the the view of the artist or what he sees currently or what he has seen destroyed.
While we showcase oils and pastels on canvases and board, we also have mixed media pieces.
The JaxMar Gallery also showcases an eclectic collection of beadwork chosen from artisans who handcraft pieces from African beads or recycled materials. We are proud to be able to weave a tapestry of connections between talented individuals from the African continent.
A woven mosaic between beaders, crafters, jewellery makers and artists. Art exhibited at the Jaxmar Gallery can be both beautiful yet functional. We hope our Art elevates, educates and is enjoyed.
Enjoy the works on display and feel the rhythm of Africa beating to its own drum.