Its is a question of sculpture and textile in one exhibition

By CityLife Arts Writer

Delia Funk, a textile artist who describes herself as a decorative artist, started her life in Port Elizabeth and spent her forming years in Johannesburg with creative parents Barbara and Desmond Greig before she ventured out on a varied and international career.  Apart from large commissions (interiors) for hotels and companies, her work can be found the USA, Germany, England, France and Spain.

Left: Delia Funk – Pulsar – mixed media on unstretched canvas.

Right: Delia Funk – Cathedral Window – fixed dye on unstretched canvas.

Delia works on unstretched high-quality canvas which can hang like a scroll on a wall.  She works with the best quality textile dye.

Michael Teffo, a highly lauded artist, who held his first solo exhibition at the Association of Arts Pretoria in 1978, will be exhibiting wood sculptures in the same gallery.  He has held various solo-exhibitions and participated in several group exhibitions. 

Teffo is mainly self-taught and a versatile artist.   However, he does not feel the lack of formal training as he does not wish to be influenced by other artists, but wants to remain himself in his attempts at showing life and interpreting it through symbols.

Michael Teffo – Haas – wood and Michael Teffo – Tortoise – wood.

His sculptures with their strong lines and forceful expressions sing about a harmony which exists between humans and animals.  In this harmony he finds the peace and consolation which makes it possible to escape from the harshness of a modern scientific world.

The exhibition can be seen at the Association of Arts Pretoria from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 17 October 2020 with an open day on Saturday 3 October 2020 from 10h00 to 13h00.

 Association of Arts Pretoria is on 173 Mackie Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk.

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