Winter newsletter

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It’s been a while, but I thought today will be a good day to share what is happening in the studio because – 21 June usually marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, which is the day of the year with the fewest hours of daylight in the Southern Hemisphere….(I hope to get some extra sleep 🙂

 

“The sheep that ate her flower” 2017 (Altered page, cotton thread and rubber)

  1. The second leg of the Judith Mason Tribute exhibition opens at the Moineir Gallery in Pringle bay on the 1st of July…you are invited;

Judith Mason tribute exhibition invitation

2. “Atlas” (and friends) is heading to Johannesburg for the annual Turbine Art Fair (14-16 July 2017) via Lizamore & Associates gallery.  He hopes to see you there.

Atlas (altered vintage photograph, cotton thread and rubber)

3. In August, my work will be included in a group exhibition: Comfortably numb, coming soon…. I will keep you posted

“Comfortable” cotton thread and rubber 2017

Do I bite of more than I can chew? ..Possibly, but I do like a challenge, and have to remind myself that anything is possible…just DO!

 

4. I recently had a fun photo shoot with photographer Val Wessels.

Photographer: Val Wessels

Standing with all my children, which are destined for a small solo at the Artbank later this year….more about this a bit later – as soon as the opening date has been announced.

4. Preparations underway for a solo exhibition at Lizamore & Associates gallery in Johannesburg…coming soon: 5 October 2017!

Work in Progress

5.  And last but not least… preparations for a small solo at MContemporary – Australia in November 2017…more details to follow in the spring newsletter

“Pincushion” work in progress

3 solo’s again this year….exciting times…and grateful for these opportunities.

Note to self:

“You are not to lose your nerve! go on through with it and play your own game all the way!” page 125 from the book : Myths to live by” – Joseph Campbell…

and with that …wishing you a wonderful Winter Solstice- keep warm xxx

 

Knysna Fires – Letter from Knysna Fine Art

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You are on our mailing list because you are a past or previous client, or have requested to be on our mailing list and we would appreciate your reading the following heartfelt letter.

You may have heard of the utterly devastating fires that have hit Knysna and the surrounding towns. This is possibly the worst natural disaster South Africa has had in a century or more. So many people have lost everything and the economy of this once lovely place has suffered a hammer blow from which we will literally take years to recover. Knysna Fine Art, which turns 20 this spring (and we will be celebrating this milestone in, hopefully, greener times) is not immune to these hard times although we somehow survived the flames.

If you were to consider purchasing art from us for the next month you would not only be adding to your collection, but making an enormous difference to us and the greater Knysna community. 

We will give half of any profit we make (in your name, if you wish) to community funds which include Knysna Animal Welfare, the Red Cross, and the Mayor’s Fund. We as a gallery, the wonderful artists we represent & Knysna as a whole would be helped immeasurably by your actions.

Thank you.

Trent Read, and the staff at Knysna Fine Art

For more info or list of available work contact Knysna Fine Art at:

t: +27 (0)44 382 5107
e: gallery@finearts.co.za
w: http://www.finearts.co.za

or follow this link to some of my work available via the gallery:

https://hannalietaute.com/portfolio/implanted-memories-2016/

studio life: embroidery techniques

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Work in progress

With my new body of work I aim to refine my embroidery skills. Testing different types of thread and yarn, because the same stitch can produce different effects when different types of thread are employed. With that said, not every type of thread or stitch will work with rubber.

While doing research on embroidery techniques I found the following quotes.  I always assumed that I employ a satin stitch in my work:

After reading this I realised that my stitching is not that ‘perfect’, and I do not have a great deal of patience…and then i found this:

So I thought, hang on, maybe the type of embroidery I do is possibly a combination of “satin stitch” and “laid work”.

mmm…maybe i can re-name my stitches to “laid-back-satin-stitch”….or “laid-back-rubber-stitch 😉

Waiting for Van Hunks…

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Waiting for Van Hunks 2017 Embroidery on rubber 45 x 58 cm

This piece was inspired by Table Mountain which is often covered by a so-called “table cloth” of cloud. Legend attributes this phenomenon to a smoking contest between the Devil and a Dutch pirate called Van Hunks. 

This piece will be hanging out at the Museum Rijswijk for the Rijswijk Textile Biennale, which opened to the public yesterday until September 2017

In the image above Van Hunks is hanging close to a work by South African artist Tamar Mason, whose work is also included in the Biennale.

It is a first for me to see my work displayed in a Vitrine like this.  I kind of like the idea. It reminds me of a time during my childhood, when I encountered hundreds of porcelain figures in a glass case at my aunts home.

A big thank you to Doroth’e Swinkels for sending me the images.