Best wishes

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Dear Friends,

That’s a wrap from me for 2017…

What a interesting, year it has been!

Thank you for all the love and every comment, feedback as well as invitations to participate in exhibitions I received during this year.

Best wishes for the festive season.


I’ll hope to ‘see’ you in the new year again xxx

 

 Pan / Pale Man: A long time ago, in the underground realm, where there are no lies or pain, there lived a Princess who dreamed of the human world. She dreamed of blue skies, soft breeze, and sunshine. One day, eluding her keepers, the Princess escaped. Once outside, the brightness blinded her and erased every trace of the past from her memory. She forgot who she was and where she came from. Her body suffered cold, sickness, and pain. Eventually, she died. However, her father, the King, always knew that the Princess’ soul would return, perhaps in another body, in another place, at another time. And he would wait for her, until he drew his last breath, until the world stopped turning…-quote from the movie “Pan’s Labyrinth”

 

 

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The Spiritual Grunge Mash-up

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The Spiritual Grunge Mash-up Group exhibition opens tomorrow, and you are invited!

Who is the ass anyway?

“The Spiritual Grunge” exhibition is a group show where 11 diverse artists express our current state of apathy, comment on the “whatever” generation, and explores how artists, be visual, musical or performing find their creative “spirit” in a world riddled with ugly obstacles. The tragic grunge god, Kurt Cobain, served as visual iconography and metaphorical inspiration for this exhibition.

Serve the servants

Grunge ethics:
-Take as little effort as possible on appearance and dress for comport and affordability.
-Reject the idea that one must always purchase the things that one wants or needs from others.
-Lyrics are typically angst-filled, angry, frustrated, sad, fearsome, and depressed.
-Never follow trends.

Polly wants a cracker

Participating artists:


Conrad Botes
Christiaan Diedericks
Stephen Rosin
Carin Dorrington
Alex Hamilton
Wilna Strydom
Hannalie Taute
Ella Cronje
Wayne Matthews
Alison Shaw
Alessandro Pappada

Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery
9 Barron Street, Woodstock.

For enquiries, contact Zelda Hamilton on zelda.hamilton@gmail.com 

I burn better in the dark

Pennyroyal (Springbokkiiiieeeee)

Angels – group exhibition

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Altered pages, with embroidered rubber 2017

Dear friends,

“Angels” a group exhibition at the gallery of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate opens today at 12 o’clock and you are invited if you are in the area:

 

I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
And my destination makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness still another mile
I believe in angels… – lyrics from the song: I have a dream by ABBA

The work “Exit to exist” will also be hanging out with the Angles at the gallery.

Also do pop in for a glass of Angels Tears, if you are in the area, The Wine Estate will be launching their “Angels Tears” wine in conjunction with the exhibition.

 

An ‘impromptu’ head-dress

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So I’ve made this ‘impromptu head-dress’ last week. The embroidered rubber wings are actually meant for a sculpture I’m working on, but I realized that they fit nicely around my head.

The impromptu photo-shoot followed…My friend Karen took these photographs over the weekend. Much fun.

Hope you have a great week everyone.

“I burn better in the dark”

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“I Burn better in the dark” 2017 Cotton thread and rubber (detail)

The title of this work: “I burn better in the dark” comes from the lyrics of a song titled: Happy ending story by Courtney Love (the goddess of grunge).

and it goes like this:

Hey I burn better in the dark
Hey don’t let the light in
Hey it’s pure poison where you are
Hey is that me crying

Tell me your happy ending story
Tell me your happy ending story
Tell me your happy ending story
Tell me your happy ending story

Hey for every ending tragedy
Hey I’ll twist your heart out
Hey for every evil ?and I’m lazy?
Hey I’ll tear the sun down

Tell me your happy ending story
Tell me your happy ending story
Tell me your happy ending story
Tell me your happy ending story

Oh I swear you’re killin’ me, you’re killin’ me
Oh I swear you’re breakin’ me again
Oh I swear you’re breakin’ me, you’re hauntin’ me
Oh I swear you’re killin’ me again

Hey the quick sands come in bitter ends
Hey is that me crying
Hey the stars crash down, don’t let ’em in
Hey is that me dying

Tell me your happy ending story
Tell me your happy ending story
Tell me your happy ending story
Hey, tell me your happy ending story
Hey, tell me your happy ending story
Hey, tell me your happy ending story
Come tell me the story
Tell me the happy ending story
Tell me your happy ending story…
Tell me your happy ending story…

This work and more will be hanging out in a group show titled: The Spiritual Grunge Mash-Up Exhibition, at the Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery  in Woodstock Cape Town. The exhibition will open on the 12th of December 2017. For more info contact Zelda Hamilton – zelda.hamilton@gmail.com