DIRK MEERKOTTER RETROSPECTIVE - PRETORIA ART MUSEUM

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Celebrating Dirk Meerkotter - artist extraordinaire

The Life and Work of Dirk Meerkotter is reflected in the Art he created over 7 decades, blending his love for Annie, music, rhythm, colour, balance and form. Always creating, searching, and always independent, applying his scientific background to develop new techniques in painting, etching and ceramics.

Following on from the successful collaboration with performing artists in celebration of his hundredth birthday - the Dirk and Annie Meerkotter Trust is combining the performing arts and Meerkotter's oeuvre again, to benefit the arts.

Come see his work and listen to the music that it inspired.

In addition, we are engaging with TUT, Open Window, TUKS and schools in the area to share his work and to create collaboration opportunities to bridge Modernism to the current Contemporary.

Follow his progress from realism to modernism over the decades.

Dirk and Annie Meerkotter settled in Linden in the late 50's and the children passed through and Louw Geldenhuys Primary School and Linden High School The NG kerk Lindenpark with it's beautiful pipe organ, the sower ceramic, and the rich stained glass windows now razed, was such a deep part of the community. Nevertheless the art resulting from this space lives on.

The love for Organ, Piano, Orchestral and Choir music together with the selection of works are brought together to celebrate the art of Dirk and Annie Meerkotter.

Exhibition curated by Gordon Froud

Reviews

4.8
from 23 reviews
"Excellent evening with music and art. No one can sing Piaf like Hettema! "
- Dries vd Walt
"Die trio is wêreldklas, Chris Vale se stem het my diep in my hart Gerber."
- Vincent
"A Charming performance by really good musicians. I also enjoyed the lovely sense of humour and background stories about the pieces that were performed. "
- Alexander
"It was an out-of-this-world experience!"
- Herman

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