Dani Malan in 1967
Daniel Malan, born in Kakamas, C.P., on 7th September, 1946, lived in Pretoria, Pietermaritzburg and Durban, moved to Cape Town in the early 1970s, returning to settle in Johannesburg in 1977.
He painted massive murals on a number of buildings and venues in Cape Town. Dani Malan was appointed by the Head of CAPAB's Scene and Props Departments, Roy Cooke, as the Head Scene painter for the Cape Performing Arts Board, working on theatre sets for CAPAB during 1972 to 1976.
Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
Gallery 101, Rand Central, Johannesburg – 7th August, 1967 (sculptures) (opened by Bill Hart)
Adler Fielding Galleries, Johannesburg (“Sculpture SA 1900-1967”) – 12th September, 1967
"Head in miniature", 1966 - three views
"Portrait of Dumile" - monotype by Dani Malan, co-signed "Malan 67" (at b.l.) and "Dumile" (at b.r.) - click on image for better view!
Donation in 2009 from the archives of The Haenggi Foundation Inc., Basel, to the Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
Note: Danie Malan got to know Dumile in 1967 at Gallery 101 Johannesburg where they both held an exhibition within 2 months apart!
Works included in publications
Adler Fielding Galleries, Johannesburg (“Sculpture SA 1900-1967”) – 12th September, 1967 (cat. 62, 63 ill., 64) (62: Crucifixion; 63: Thought; 64: Figure)
"Thought" 1967 - ciment fondu cat. 63
ARTLOOK 8 JOHANNESBURG – Vol I No. VIII - July, 1967, p. 7, ill
"Crucifixion", 1967 - ciment fondu - ill. in ARTLOOK 8 Johannesburg
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After returning to Johannesburg in 1977, Dani Malan changed direction and worked as Designer for Art publishing companies.
During 1977 to 1982, he was the art director for the magazines "Escape", "Style" and "Pace".
He then formed DaDa Graphic Editorial and produced numerous magazines, such as "Excellence" and "Femme" for independent publishers, also the acclaimed magazine "Art Design* until 1989.
He was Designer for “AD” Art Directory published by DADA Publishing, Johannesburg, in 1987 (issue 3-7 only in THF archives)
Dani Malan, 1987 – image in issue 3 “AD” Art Directory, Johannesburg
Dani Malan was Creative Director and later co-editor of “Show Case” Magazine published in Johannesburg in 1994.
Later he started Inhaus Design, producing various magazines and publications as well as books.
He recently returned full-time to his first love - sculpture, painting and multimedia art.
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