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BRONZES BY REG STRÖH (article first published : 2003-08-24)

The feature for Bonisa Private Gallery’s next Open Day on September 7 will be an exhibition of Reg Ströh’s striking bronze sculptures.

Reg has lived on a farm in the Drakensberg near Champagne Castle with his wife Jill and family since 1970. He underwent major surgery in 1994 and was longer able to farm. During his convalescence he turned his energies towards using his hands in some artistic way. Discovering a talent for sculpture, he now produces replicas of Bushmen art forms and wildlife animals.

The sculptures of Bushmen art forms result from Reg’s intense interest in Bushmen mythology and culture. He spent many hours exploring Bushmen art in the caves of the Drakensberg. The wildlife sculptures stem from his background in the bush where he grew up in Boekenhoutfontein, in the district of Rustenberg. Boekenhoutfontein was President Paul Kruger’s farm and Reg is his great grandson. It was on the farm that Reg was given the name Magola Klagele by the Tswana, which means “he who grows up in the bush”. There is spiritual depth to his work.

The Open Day will also feature a lecture by Reg titled: An approach to understanding Bushmen art at 11h00. Those wishing to attend should confirm their booking by September 5.

Complementing the Bronze Bushmen statues will be a wide selection of the legendary Nguni cow skins. These are being provided by Midlands Game Tannery in the Drakensberg.

Bonisa Private Gallery is situated at 47 Ronalds Rd, Kloof, and the exhibition will be open from 10h00 to 16h00, with the lecture at 11h00. Phone 031 764 0288, fax 031 764 0266 or e-mail: bonisa47@mweb.co.za

John Simpson is normally a resident feature of the Bonisa Private Gallery Open Days but he is currently overseas. He will be back at Bonisa for the October Open Day.




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