The guests enjoyed watching you

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Hannalie Taute The guests enjoyed watching you (family entertainment) 84 x 119 cm Photographic print on board, thread and rubber 2021

Or rather let’s hope they did 😉 Who is watching who anyway?

Family meeting at MContemporary comes to a close on Saturday 6 August 2022 – a big thank you to everyone who visited the gallery and took time out of their busy schedules to view the exhibition, as well as those of you who visited the exhibition online page!

Also a big thank you to team – MContemporary for hosting the show! Much appreciated. For more info about this exhibition feel free to contact louise@mcontemp.com

and last but not least, thank you to my family and friends for the support and believing in me! You are the best xxx

What’s love got to do with it? … In celebration of World Embroidery day 2022

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I thought it fitting to celebrate World Embroidery day with “What’s love got to do with it (Family Business)” which forms part of my solo exhibition: Family Meeting at MContemporary gallery!

Hannalie Taute What’s love got to do with it (Family business) 84 x 119 cm Photographic print on board, thread and rubber 2021

Textile reflects our world; embroideries can show the
expressions of our time. Embroidery and textiles can focus
on the social injustices between countries.
By the means of embroidery we can draw attention to the necessity of
engaging in the force of textile in global trade and with it in world peace.
Textiles is a power and let us use embroidery as an inspiration for people to
engage in creativity that leads to a better understanding between countries
and between people.
To embroider is a peaceful occupation. It can be traditional made from a common
remembrance, drawn designs, from a pattern, or from your own imagination. You embroider for joy, beauty, decoration and for the creation of identity.
Stitches can be decorative, beautiful, comforting, repeating, healing, telling, pleasurable, rebellious, caressing and perfect.
People embroider out of joy, as a hobby, professionally, for the bare necessities of
life and as an act of freedom. You embroider together with others or in meditative solitude.
We want to acknowledge embroidery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to
free, creative thoughts and ideas. We want to tie our embroidery threads from the privileged northern hemisphere together with stitches that are sewn by embroidering sisters
and brothers all over the world.
We want to be part of a joyfully creative peace movement.”

The quote above comes from the Manifesto by Skåne Sy-d, a local group of Broderiakademin, the Swedish
Embroiderer’s Guild.

They were also the force behind the initiative of World Embroidery day

The first World Embroidery Day took place in Vismarlöv, 30th
July 2011. The importance of embroidery must be made known and World Embroidery
Day will spread around the world. Make 30th July a day filled with creativity for the sake
of Peace, Freedom and Equality.
” quoted from the Manifesto

Happy World Embroidery day everyone! xxx

Nuclear Family

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Let’s blast into the weekend with the Nuclear Family 😉 shall we?

The Nuclear Family can be viewed at the Family Meeting exhibition in Sydney at gallery MContemporary until 6 August 2022.

Hannalie Taute Nuclear family 119 x 84 cm Photographic print on board, thread and rubber 2022
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“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood” Marie Curie

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wishing you and yours a fabulous weekend

Playing with fire (Family Barbeque)

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Hannalie Taute Playing with fire (family barbeque) 84 x 119 cm Photographic print on board, thread and rubber 2022

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I cannot believe we are almost in August already! Although I must admit that we only had a couple of cold days in the middle of winter. It definitely feels as if the world is getting warmer, and we have to learn how to play with fire.

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The original photographed used for this work comes from my own archives. It is a photograph featuring my mom and her netball/korfball team. (I’m never sure which, because she played both games – and they are apparently very similar. Blast from the past 😉

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I am also wondering what is the difference between a ‘braai’ and a ‘barbecue’ Is it a cultural?

According to my friend ‘Google”: “The main difference between a braai and a BBQ has to be the fire”

oh and if you are not familliar with the word braai: “The word braai, which comes from the Dutch braden, meaning ‘to grill’, is an abbreviation of braaivleis meaning ‘grilled meat’.

I really do hope that we all won’t end up as grilled meat by the year 2050! (touch wood 😉

Playing with fire is now on view at the Gallery MContemporary in Sydney Australia. For more info feel free to email louise@mcontemp.com

Installation view courtesy of the gallery