The Maitland Institute: Cape Town’s new space ‘dedicated to art and ideas’

The Maitland Institute: Cape Town’s new space ‘dedicated to art and ideas’

Between 10 and 5 | 28 June 2017

Gabriella Pinto

 

The Maitland Institute is run by Tammi Glick, a director at Daleglen Property Group. At a cafe on Long Street, Tammi makes it clear that she’s not a curator but a facilitator of Maitland Institute – a new non-profit art space that was once a casings factory. This title, she says, allows freedom and fluidity when it comes to deciding how the large industrial space is navigated by the artists and audience.

 

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Siopis profile:
Academic exploration of formless art

Artist’s Profile: Penny Siopis At the “Meat Factory”, Maitland Institute

Cape Times: Arts Portal | 21 May 2017

Danny Shorkend

 

I was fortunate to meet with her at her current studio space to discuss her rationale and emotive expression that typify these paintings. There is a triptych that is triumphantly enormous, yet fits within the massive studio, a journey into a scale the artist is not accustomed to. Yet she embraces it and in turn it embraces her.

 

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