Alex Flett : Durban Odyssey

DUT - Durban University of Technology
11/09/2007 10:02:44

Alex Flett

Durban Odyssey

Opening: 13 November 2007
Closing Date: 15 December 2007

Venue: Art Gallery, 1st Floor library building, Steve Biko Campus, Berea, Durban

Opening time: 6:00PM

The DUT Art Gallery is proud to announce the opening of a special exhibition (the last one for the year). The exhibition titled Durban Odyssey, by a Scotland based artist Alex Flett comprises a series of prints, drawings and sculpture works. Most of the artworks to be shown in this exhibition reflect the artist`s many visits to South Africa over seven years, although some of the works were created in Scotland, most the works were created in South Africa.

With an extensive artistic career spanning over 39years, Alex Flett has made a significant contribution to the art world by encouraging an art dialogue between South Africa and Scotland, and it is this dialogue, which has established his relationship with the Durban University of Technology. As the art gallery`s continuous aim is to encourage artistic practice and strengthen relationships with artists of an international stature, we are pleased to be hosting such an exciting exhibition. It is a must see show and the public is invited to opening night and to visit the gallery during opening hours.

Artist`s profile:

Alex was born in 1950 in small town called Findochty which is in northern Scotland; he studied Fine Art at Winchester and St Martins and at the London Slade School under Sir William Coldstream. With many exhibitions to his name, he is also an associate member of the human rights active body, Art for Humanity, and project Director of the Kirkcudbright International Art Festival. Flett`s first visit to South Africa was in 2000 as a board member of the Amasiko Cultural Programme, a part of the International AIDS Conference held in Durban in July of that year. He has also contributed to the print portfolio organized by Art for Humanity both as an artist and also as an advisor. He is represented in the Break the Silence print portfolio, with a print entitled `Three Dancers`, and also initiated a pilot Residency Programme in 2002/3, as part of a traveling exhibition of the Break the Silence Print Portfolio to the Dundee University Gallery in Scotland, and the Gracefield Art Centre in Dumfries, Scotland.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Jan Jordaan, Director of Art for Humanity together with Ms M. Smith the Honorary British Consul in Durban.

The gallery is open five days a week. Mondays to Thursdays 8:30 - 4:30pm and Fridays to 3pm.

For more info, please contact
DUT Art Gallery Curator
Tel/Fax: 031 373 2207
PO Box 953, Durban, 4000