Willem Annandale Art Gallery - Lichtenburg
Willem Annandale Kuns Galery - Lichtenburg
a brief reference - 'n kort verwysing
Hennie Potgieter bronze "Pelicans" in front of the Willem Annendale Kunsgalery, Lichtenburg / Ditsobotla
According to the website of the Lichtenburg / Ditsobotla municipality:
"The Lichtenburg library is a modern public library that (uniquely) also houses an excellent art gallery which is one of the biggest in the country. The art gallery has a valuable collection of paintings by well-known South African artists - paintings by Gregoire Boonzaier, Irmin Henkel, Irma Stern, Louis Steyn, Walter Battiss, Dirk Meerkotter, F. Claerhout, Bettie Cilliers-Barnard, Johannes Meintjes and the sculptor Hennie Potgieter form part of the gallery's collection."
In fact, the Willem Annandale Art Gallery includes sculptures, ceramics and about 230 paintings by the following artists, based on web searches, most of which were donated over time by the artists to the Gallery:
Aab-Tamsen, Ines - Amm, Wendy - Anderson, Nils - Andrews, Raymond - Ashborn, Colombé - Ashborn, Keith
Ballot, Titia - Battiss, Walter - Beeton, Jean - Binge-Coetzee, Ferrie - Bisseker, Noel - Blatt, Johannes - Boonzaier, Gregoire - Borbereki, Zoltan - Botha, David - Bowler, Thomes - Büchner, Carl - Buys, Jan
Cilliers-Barnard, Bettie - Claerhout, Frans - Clur, Denise - Coetzee, Christo - Coetzer, W.H.
Davis, Bill - de Leeuw, Gerard - Desmond, Nerine - Dingemans, Jan - Domsaitis, Pranas - Dunstan, Lola - Du Toit, Paul
Edwards, Mike - Elahi, Alice - Eloff, Zakkie - Erasmus, Nel
Ferri, Fleur - Flynn, Alma
Germishuys, Eben - Goldin, Alice - Gorvy, Rhona - Gotthard, Charles - William Grosset
Harling, Frank - Henkel, Irmin - Heyns, Michael - Hillhouse, May
Krenz, Alfred - Kruger, Braam
Ladan, Eduard (Eddie) - Laubscher, Elza
Mayer, Erich - Meerkotter, Dirk - Meintjes, Johannes - Meyer, John - Michelow, Berenice - Mylchreest, Ronald
Johannes Meintjes "The empty chair", 1961 - oil/board - 45x33.5 cm - JM#998
Neke, Gael - Nel, Thijs - Newman, Kenneth
Paton, Juliana - Pennington, Paule - Pierneef, J.H. - Potgieter, Hennie - Price, Grete
Hennie Potgieter "Gen. de la Rey" bronze in Lichtenburg
Rautenbach, Laura - Reinhardt, Leslie - Rose-Innes, Alexander - Roworth, Edward
Sachs, Lily - Schady, Elsabé - Schwanecke, Ulrich - Scully, Larry - Serneels, Clément - Shawzin, Stella - Spies, Chris - Stern, Irma - Steyn, Louis
Van der Reis, Günther - Van der Wat, Hannatjie - Van der Westhuizen, Pieter - Van Heerden, Johan - Van Heerden, Louis - van Rensburg, Nico - Van Rooyen, Minette - Visser, Jan
Volschenk, Jan EA - von Glehn, Roswitha - Von Maltitz, Gerda - Vorster, Anna - Vorster, Gordon
Wagenaar, Anne - Wallace, Marjorie - Wasserfall, Hilda - Werth, Albert - Westbrook, Walter - Woodrow, Mervyn
The Willem Annandale Art Gallery's collection is managed by the Lichtenburg Association of Arts. Regrettably, part of the former gallery premises have been lost to the Ditsobotla municipality for offices and an archive. New works are no longer being acquired due to lack of funding and space to hang or place them!
There is thus no longer a curator!
The gallery used to provide facilities for temporary exhibitions by all artists.
The Willem Annandale Art Gallery is open during library hours and is accessed via the library.
Contact persons of the Lichtenburg Association of Arts are Mrs Anita Kruger and Mrs. Petro van der Westhuizen or Mrs Wilma van der Walt, Head Librarian, Lichtenburg Municipality.
Who was Willem Annandale?
Ds. WILLEM Johannes ANNANDALE, NG Kerk minister, was born 8th October, 1921. He was one of 11 children born to George Annandale who arrived in South Africa from England in 1820 and on 3rd September, 1826, married Susanna Jacoba De Beer in Somerset East, Cape.
On 11th April, 1953, Ds. WILLEM Johannes ANNANDALE married Maria Johanna Reynecke, born on 27th January, 1923. He died on 30th November, 1994, last residing at 22 Briekslingeroord, Wapadrand.
Ds. Willem Annandale was an art lover and collector and during the early 1970s he founded the "Lichtenburg Association of Arts", a branch of the SA Association of Arts, Pretoria, together with other founding members.
Reasons for putting up this page
Over the years, there have been a number of important documented exhibitions held at the Willem Annandale Art Gallery, Lichtenburg. This is a small contribution to making the Collection better known to the outside world!
Other important monuments, historical buildings and history in and about the region
We wish to thank the following for their supportive research or for enabling broader information:
Anne Lehmkuhl; Mashpedia; Ditsobotla Municipal Library; www.sanava.co.za/Lichtenburg.html
"Art & Artists of South Africa" (Berman) (Balkema), 1983, p. 507
Note: Additional images of selected artworks will be uploaded as and when they become available!
last updated 26th May, 2013
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