VTC News: Campus library now house of art

Campus library now house of art

The Vaal Triangle Campus Library is home to more than just books and knowledge – it is also a platform from which local artists can showcase their talent.

The so-called “Staircase Gallery”, is something for everyone – staff members and students – and the interest after three years is still amazing. According to Mrs Hendra Pretorius, Manager of the Campus Library, the gallery was established after the upgrading at the library. "We use the big steel stairs for the exhibition – which range from photography, abstract artwork and colourful paintings and sketches,” explained Mrs Pretorius.

Some of the exquisite works of art that has been showcased since the inception of the “Staircase Gallery”

At the beginning, 20 local artists were given an opportunity to showcase their artistic work and the result was no less than 200 works of art ranging from photographs, abstracts to colourful paintings. The exhibition - which runs six times a year, is not only applicable to established artist but include the whole Vaal Triangle region.

The dynamic art-duo are, from left Mrs Hendra Pretorius, Manager of the Library of the Vaal Triangle Campus and Anna-Marie Muller of An-Mari’s Art Gallery.

Every month new emerging talent is showcased. Talented artists such as Nell Marais, Omega and Celia will be showcasing their work during the year at the library.  The organisers of the exhibition, Mrs Anna-Marie Muller (from An-Mari’s Art Gallery) and Mrs Hendra Pretorius are anxiously waiting to take on more talented artists whose work will be adjudicated at the Vereeniging Art Festival at the end of April this year. Visitors can view the different artwork and can leave their names and contact numbers and to sign the register if they are interested to purchase any of the works.

Individuals who are interested to view the exhibition are welcome to visit the library between the hours of 09:00 and 20:00 from Monday to Thursday and from 09:00 tot 17:00 on Fridays.


Published by Jeremy Mooi on 02 June 2010.