If you are, like me, unable to visit MContemporary gallery in Australia…
well don’t despair, because the gallery was so kind as to send us a couple of installation photographs of their space with my work currently hanging together with the stunning works and wallpaper designs of fellow artist Jodi Clark!
If you do find yourself in Australia, feel free to visit the gallery and see for yourself! 😉 or feel free to contact them for a full catalogue.
This exhibition runs until the 21st of March 2020 at
37 Ocean Street
Monday – Friday | 9 – 5
Saturday – Sunday | 10 – 4
Telephone: +61 2 9328 0922
Just a quick reminder – my solo exhibition opens Tonight at MContemporary gallery – Sydney Australia!
Since I cannot be there, I decided to share the Quickfire 11 questions in visual form via the gallery:
To read the full interview please visit the following link:
You are cordially invited to my first solo exhibition in 2020!
So if you are in Australia, please feel free to attend the opening.
Alternatively invite your friends/family living there or feel free to request a catalogue.
I am ending the “meet the artist” posts with some thoughts on social media…
What is essential is invisible to the eyes 630 x 420 mm cotton thread, batting, rubber Hannalie Taute
I enjoy Instagram, especially the amazing embroidery community I found on that platform. Via Instagram I was also able to meet some amazing curators and fellow artists, gallery owners, and i was afforded the opportunity to be part of great exhibitions world wide. I also joined an embroidery society called S.E.W (Society of embroidery works). For me living in a very small town, Instagram opened the world to me.
What is your favourite social media platform?
I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my posts and follow my journey.
the artist at work photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald 2020
A FAQ: “Where do you get inspiration from?
I believe inspiration/ideas are everywhere. I once read that the muse can be found anywhere/everywhere, he/she/it must just find you working.
I work in series and on individual pieces. I usually have more than one piece I am working on at a time. Much of my work involves my own artistic freedom even when i work from a brief for a group exhibition, since those briefs are usually very open to interpretation.
I also have been keeping visual diaries/sketchbooks since 1998 and i revisit them from time to tome which will sport more ideas ore even a different take on previous ideas.
I have only one favourite needle that I prefer working with, but i don’t know the brand or even where I bought it. Sigh.
artist at work Hannalie Taute photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald 2019
I rarely use DCM floss – only for small pieces. For bigger pieces I use a variety of thread/yarn, ranging from Elle, Nikkim 100% cotton yarn to Kartopu organica (Egyptian cotton) or whatever I get my hands on.
There are times when I combine paper (as in found pages or vintage photographs) with rubber and thread. I also experiment with fabric, which I applique onto the rubber.
I mainly use one type of stitch since the rubber don’t really allow for fancy stitches. My stitching are intentionally imperfect or even messy. 😉
I wish you a happy productive week ahead.