The art of love- a group exhibition

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What is so happy about the ever after 122 x 85 cm Photographic print, rubber, thread and board 2022 Hannalie Taute

“Three are few things in life more challenging than being married. The intimacy tend to stir up and expose our most poisonous inner energies.

If we can learn to love here, we can love anywhere.

The question is can we love each other unconditionally, or is our love contingent upon the other person acting exactly as we need them to? It’s easy to ‘love’ somebody when they do what you want them to do, exactly how you want them to do it. But how do you behave when they step outside of your picture? How do you treat them when they hurt you? Those are the times that determine whether or not you actually love somebody.” – quote from the book Will

You are invited to a group show hosted by Stilbaai Galery:

” Love is hard. It takes enormous courage to open a wounded heart over and over again to the possibility of love’s bliss. Love demands bravery. a willingness to risk it all. But bravery does not mean the absence of fear. Bravery is learning to continue forward even when you’re terrified. ” – Will

For more info about this work or the upcoming exhibition please contact Nadine/Ingrid at: hello@stilbaaigalery.co.za

Wishing you a month filled with love, light and laughter. x

Rugby- a group exhibition

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“The people gathered to watch as the bulls play the final test” 122 x 85 cm Photographic print on board, thread and rubber 2023

Since I don’t watch rugby and I don’t really get caught up in the hype of this sport I decided to focus my attention on the spectators. Trying to figure out why this sport is so popular in our country, since it actually originated in England.  Jaco Taute is a South African retired rugby union player. Are we family? I don’t know. My grandmother is not with us anymore so I can’t ask her, and my aunt who knows a lot about the Taute Family tree suffers from dementia so I cannot ask her either. But I remember my family gathering around the telly to watch rugby. Most of them were avid Stormers supporters, but for this piece I focused on another rugby team.  

Work in progress

I used a family photo for this exhibition and I found the following words to make up the title for this piece: “The people gathered to watch the bulls play the final test.”  (thinking about a popular slogan and newspaper headline: ‘Our blood is blue’ which is commonly used to describe the fans of the Pretoria based South African Rugby Union team: The Blue Bulls.) The title I used is composed of words from the fairy-tale colouring book which tells the story of ‘The golden fleece’ (a Greek myth) which is also one of the oldest myths of a hero’s quest.  To quote Jim Hamilton a former Scotland lock: “Rugby although the ultimate team sport needs casual fans to buy into heroes.  It needs kids to buy into heroes.  We need the media to buy into characters.  We need to make rugby cool.  We need to make it accessible.  It doesn’t need to be about the game but about experiences, about the stories, the athletes.  If it doesn’t happen now, we are going to be left behind.” 

detail

You are invited!

For more information about this group exhibition please contact:  curator at the gallery: donavan.mynhardt@gmail.com

DiVERSiTY – at the Rupert museum (Installation images)

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Diversity – a fiber group exhibition runs until the 29th of January, but if you cannot make it, The Rupert Museum kindly shared some installation images recently which I would like to share with you!

For more info feel free to visit their website to access the exhibition catalogue here: https://rupertmuseum.org/exhibition/diversity/

Or you can access a virtual experience here: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=MEyBgnezT6W

I wish you a wonderful day

xxxx

The giant will care for you

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Just a quick note to thank you, each and everyone who cared to read my blog/newsletters/social media posts and thank you for caring and sharing during 2022!!

I wish you a prosperous 2023.

This piece titled “The giant will care for you” was the final piece I managed to finish during 2022. As you can see I re-used some embroidered pieces from a work I did long ago titled: “Mandrakes pollinating” and I also added some new elements too.

Before I go…

Here is a quick recap of where you are able to see available work during January. Feel free to visit the galleries in real life or online.

* MContemporary gallery – “Summer group exhibition until 9 January 2023 https://mcontemp.com/exhibition/summergroupshow2022/

*Gallery Glen Carlo – “Seeing far” group exhibition until 22 January 2023   https://glencarlou.com/art-gallery/

*Knysna fine art – “The big picture” group exhibition until 9 January 2023 https://www.finearts.co.za/exhibition/42/

*Rupert Museum –  “Diversity” group exhibition until 29 January 2023 https://rupertmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/DiVERSiTY-catalogue_2022.pdf

*RKContemporary – “Lush” a group exhibition until 26 February 2023  https://rkcontemporary.com/exhibitions/lush-a-salon-style-summer-group-exhibition

Until next month….take care & Best wishes to you and yours. – Hannalie

Summer group show at MContemporary

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I am delighted to have some new work included in the summer group show opening tomorrow, 13 December at .MContemporary in Sydney, Australia. You are welcome to join them for end of the year celebrations, but please note that RSVP is essential. Visit the gallery website to find out more www.mcontemp.com or to view the exhibition online in case you cannot make it 😉

in the meantime, ‘the King And The Witch Awaited Their Wedding Day’

The King and the witch awaited their wedding day 2022 Cabinet card, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm
The orange fairy 2022 Cabinet card, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm

meanwhile ‘the Orange fairy’

The two wicked giants helped in the kitchen 2022 Cabinet card, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm

and ‘the two Wicked giants helped in the kitchen.’ while ‘I was magically fooled’.

I was magically fooled 2022 Vintage photo, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm

by ‘the princess and her cat’

The princess and the cat 2022 38.5 x 32 cm Vintage photo, thread and rubber

she was….’This lovely princess was a dog.’

this lovely princess was a dog 2022 Vintage photo, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm

Shocked…. ‘The King and Queen fell asleep’

The King and the Queen fell asleep 2022 Vintage photograph, thread and rubber mounted on board size 400 x 500 mm (SOLD)

and ‘the puppets lived happily ever after’

The puppets lived happily ever after 2022 Cabinet card, thread and rubber

The end.

p.s i hoped you enjoyed the ‘on the spot, unplanned, fun little silly short story’ if you read between the photos…just for fun, and also because I love to experiment with the titles.

Anyway

I also want to wish you and your loved ones a peaceful & wonderful festive season, happy holidays or calm stay-cations – whatever and however this season brings you joy. Thank you for reading my posts as well as the support and feedback. Much appreciated.

Wishing you health, hope and happiness for 2023! I look forward meeting you here again in January.

Take care

Hannalie