9 November 2011-10 April 2012. This exhibition pays homage to the renowned contemporary British conceptual and land artist, Richard Long. On display are a series of photographs, taken in Southern Africa over the past 50 years, as well as large-scale installations, created with rocks recovered from the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng. From his works emerges Long’s strong fascination for land and walking. Long is also a painter and sculptor and most of his works were created by using indigenous materials, such as stone, wood and mud, collected from his numerous epic walks around the world, such as around rural in Britain and the plains of Canada, Mongolia and Bolivia. He is the only artist who has been shortlisted four times for the famous Turner Prize (in 1984, 1987, 1988 and 1989).
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Exhibition by Richard Long
South African National Gallery. Government Avenue, Gardens, Cape Town, tel. +27 (0)21 464 3281.