SMAC Gallery presents Parallel, a solo exhibition by Ashley Walters.
Ashley Walters’ protagonist subjective and critical approach to the behaviours and processes of urban life in the city and its periphery tells of an interest in the everyday and public space in its least predictable dimension.
Walters has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (2011) and a Masters in Fine Art (2013) from the University of Cape Town. He is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and scholarships, including the Michealis Prize (2011), Tierney Fellowship Award (2013), an Apexart Fellowship (2015) in New York and an artist residency in Amersfoort, Netherlands (2017/18).
Commissioned by Magnum Foundation, his work is featured widely in publications such as Laying Foundations for Change, Rogue Urbanism: Emergent African Cities, and Aperture magazine: Platform Africa, Summer 2017 edition (#227). Walters takes part in numerous international exhibitions in Bamako, Netherlands, London, Germany, New York, Beijing, South Korea and exhibits his works widely within South Africa.
He currently teaches Photography and New Media at Stellenbosch University.
SMAC is a leading South African contemporary art gallery representing established and emerging artists from South Africa, Africa, and beyond. The gallery first opened in Stellenbosch in 2007, launching a second space in Cape Town in 2011 and a third space in Johannesburg, in 2016.
Venue: SMAC Gallery, 1st Floor, De Wet Centre, 2 Church Street, Stellenbosch
Time: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm | Sat 10am to 3pm | Appointments possible