Wed, January 13, 2016 to Fri, February 12, 2016
  • Anna van der Ploeg, Inward and tranquil packs 3, 2015, 4 colour lithograph on Fabriano Rosapina, 100 x 70cm
  • Anna van der Ploeg, Standing while others sit 2, 2015, 3 colour lithograph on Fabriano Rosapina, 100 x 70cm
  • Paris Brummer, Tramway Road, Seapoint, 2015, Digital photograph on Hahnemuhle photo rag 180gm, 100 x 145.5cm
  • Antonia Brown, Directly from guiding shades V, 2015, Silver Gelatine Print, 22 x 29.5cm
  • Antonia Brown, Directly from guiding shades I, 2015, Silver Gelatine Print, 51 x 39cm
  • Rosie Mudge, Otherside of the mountain (series), 2012-2015, Colour etching (hardground and aquatint) and monotype print on cotton rag (Fabriano Rosapina), 21.5 x 27cm
  • Isabella Kuijers, Veiled and bespectacled (self-portrait), 2015, Acrylic on glass, 38 x 38cm
  • Isabella Kuijers, Livingroom scene, 2015, Acrylic on glass, 38 x 38cm
  • Dale Lawrence, Depiction of a planned ceramic sculpture, 2015, Acrylic and graphite on Canson Moulin D'Roy Paper, 125 x 95cm
  • Claire Johnson, Smug, 2015, Acrylic ink on Canson Moulin D'Roy Paper, 123 x 82.5cm
  • Franco Fernandes, Descent (1:16 - 2:06), 2015, Acrylic, spray paint, oilstick, graphite and sandpaper on Hahnemuhle etching paper, 113 x 93.5cm
  • Banele Khoza, They are watching, 2015, Ink on paper, 50 x 35cm
  • Grace Cross, Cleave & EX-cavate (fallen Monument series), 2015, Oil on paper, 38 x 28cm
  • Danielle Paul, 2015, Monotype on Fabriano Academia and Fabriano Rosapina, 23 x 17cm
  • Michael Tymbios, Contours #3, 2015, Charcoal on Fabriano, 70 x 50.5cm
  • Michael Tymbios, Contour Study #1, 2015, Charcoal on Daler Rowney, 42 x 29cm
  • Rene Rossouw, Residuals, Zoom, 2015, Black ink pen on hot pressed Fabriano Paper, 78 x 58cm
  • Rene Rossouw, Residuals, 2015, Black ink pen on hot pressed Fabriano Paper, 78 x 58

‘Sketch’ or ‘Schedios’ (the Greek word for temporary) is a rapidly executed freehand drawing not usually intended as a finished work, it is temporary in nature and part of the process of creating permanent work however an artist will sometimes create a finished work just by sketching. So what is enough to constitute a finished work?
Through questioning, sketches allow for wider possibilities and there seems to be this hybridity within sketching that is deeply alluring, says SMITH curator Amy Ellenbogen. A two dimensional idea can become sculptural and one only has to look at the work of Christo Vladimirov Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat (collectively known as Christo and Jeanne-Claude) to see how a small sketch can become a monumental reality.

‘Sketch’, a group show is how SMITH will open the year 2016 and with it comes the element of infinite possibility. Artists showcase their sketches in a number of different mediums. Sketch allows the viewer the chance to enjoy the artwork from inception; the idea is to highlight a group of artists who explore sketching as they plan larger, complete bodies of work. The artist may choose to use any medium that honors their process. Sketch works can stand on their own as works yet the viewer has the chance to be part of the creative process from the beginning and with the follow up show in December 2016 the viewer will have a fully immersive experience - the beginning and end of a year and the beginning and end of a work.