Special days

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What makes a day special? How many special days are in a year? Someone once said that: “Every day is a gift. But some days are packaged better.” Well there seems to be a special day for just about everything these days, because, hey why not?! I am sure you can find a special day for everyday depending on your interests. How about Read in a bathtub day? or Earth day, also Spring Equinox which is tomorrow (is that the actual first day of Spring?), or Heritage day (which is coming up for South Africa on the 24th.) Apparently, according to some sources it is also Batman day today!

Happy Batman day!

If you are looking for more special days to celebrate, then there is a website called ‘daysoftheyear.com. I saw there that today is also “International day of Peace” and “Escapology day”, and on this day in 2025 it will be “World Gratitude day.” But today I am grateful for something else. Today is the anniversary of our Wedding day:

We are celebrating the decision to spend for the past 18 years a LOT of time together.

Quote of the day found on the internet #foklore #oldfarmersalmanac

Do you have a special day/days? I would like to know. But for now I will leave you with:

“Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
and today is a gift…
that’s why they call it present”
― Master Oogway

Short studio visit

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Greetings on a rainy day.

As some of you know, the Turbine Art Fair (online) was extended, and will come to an end on Monday.

‘They’ have asked me some questions, and I responded in my mother tongue. Unfortunately they did not add subtitles, and they’ve called it “Conversations with Artists”, but in reality it’s more like a monologue 😉 And wouldn’t it be lovely if there was some sort of soundtrack playing in the beginning? Anyway….

Feel free to ask me some questions of your own.

#join the party

I wish you a lovely weekend.

My weekend forecast: Stitching with a slight case of meatballs or rather ….balls of thread 🙂 xxx

Women who read are dangerous

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TITLE Woman who reads with wolves MEDIUM Thread, polyester fiber filling and rubber 2020 SIZE 45 x 23 x 9 cm

“To love a woman, the mate must also love her wildish nature.” Quote from the book: Women who run with wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Hannalie Taute TITLE Smell of naughtiness 2020 SIZE 125 X 90 cm MEDIUM Cotton thread and rubber SOLD

“Women who Read are Dangerous’ pays homage to the power of female literacy and education. There was a time, when female literacy was a controversial idea, and it took many centuries before women were entirely free to choose what they read, whether for instruction or pleasure. The group exhibition opens to the public on Tuesday 18 August 2020. (from the press release by Rust-en-Vrede gallery.

“Women who read are dangerous group exhibition is curated by Hamlin Jansen van Vuuren and will run from the 18th of August to 23 September 2020

Participating Artists:

Margaret Nel, Heather Gourlay-Conyngham, Vanessa Berlein, Kim Woodman, Marlise Keith, Anina Deetlefs, Judy Woodborne, Hanneke Benade, Lesley Ireland-Mathew, Cornelia Stoop, Diana Hyslop, Hannalie Taute, Ella Cronjé, , Adele Potgieter and Christiaan Diedericks.

To view the full catalogue click here: http://www.rust-en-vrede.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Women-Who-Read_Catalogue-2020.pdf

Family drama

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There is a little family drama happening here in my studio. I kid you not!

studio view

“Hy is met die helm gebore” predicted that the fan-damnily will turn up at my studio

“Hy is met die helm gebore” 2019 Vintage photograph, cotton thread and rubber 50 x 30 cm RESERVED

Al is dit nog streng gesproke “lockdown”, het die hele spul besluit hulle wil partytjie, want ek verjaar volgende maand.

But before I get carried away, let me introduce you tot the rest of the family:

Meet Scarlett Lakenkoors, (ek wil liewers nie weet waarom sy koorsig is nie 😉

“Scarlett Lakenkoors” 2019 Paper, pastel, ink and collage (framed) 54 x 35 cm SOLD

I would also like you to meet Trophy Wife. She used to be married to Uncle Archie Choked.

“Trophy Wife” and “Archie Choked” 2019 Paper, pastel, ink and collage (framed) 54 x 35 cm (SOLD)

Maar ken jy vir Tant Mossie?

Tant Mossie SOLD

Sy woon gewoonlik in die FAK Sangbundel area,

Tant Mossie is currently going through an identity crisis!

“Identity Crisis” 2019 Cotton thread, polyester fiber filling and rubber

In elke familie is daar gewoonlik n Oogappel…

Die oogappel 2019 Pastel, ink, collage and paper 44.5 x 28.5 cm SOLD

Her brother is the boy who thinks he is a dog

The boy thinks he is a dog 2019 Pastel, ink, collage and paper 41.5 x 29.5 cm

and their father is the one with “meer blaf as byt”:

Meer blaf as byt 2019 Pastel, ink, paper and collage 44.5 x 28.5 cm

Antie Social always have this fake smile on her face

Antie Social 2019 Pastel, ink, collage and paper 41.5 x 29.5 cm

Especially when she comes in contact with the horned lady

She will do no harm (Horned Lady) 2019 Pastel, ink, collage and paper, 44.5 x 28.5 cm

And now let me introduce you to all the couples. First up: The Visionaries

The visionaries 2019 Paper, pastel, ink and collage 41.5 x 29.5 cm SOLD

The Visionaries don’t want to mix with the “lousy couple’ at any party, can you guess why?

Lousy couple 2019 Pastel, ink, paper and collage 44.5 x 29.5 cm

Next up, meet the siamese twins: Twee gesiggies!

Twee gesiggies Fabric, thread, fiber filling, found object and rubber 39 x 20 x 8 cm

Twee gesiggies are or is (?) the offspring of the Lovebirds

Lovebirds 2019 vintage photo, thread and rubber 45 x 31 cm SOLD

So there you have it. You can only imagine why there is drama in this family, and why “I burn better in the dark”!

I burn better in the dark 60 x 45 cm cotton thread, batting and rubber (wood frame) 2017

All these works are available directly from my studio, unless otherwise specified. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

I will love you and leave you with this beautiful song by Courntey Love from her album Nobody’s daughter, which inspired the work: “I burn better in the dark” Enjoy!

STILL

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Two of my recent works: “Neighbourhood watch” and “Shit could be worse” are included in an online group exhibition titled: STILL (18 June – 8 July 2020)

Shit could be worse 81 x 71 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2020

STILL is the third in the Everard Read galleries’ series of online group exhibitions. This latest group show compromises works primarily created by invited and gallery artists during lockdown, when most artists didn’t have access to their studios, often having to adjust both their working methods and world views.

STILL references notions of ‘stillness’: from formal still life studies, to a slowing down in quiet contemplation. This exhibition imagines humankind’s resilience and perseverance during an unprecedented time of uncertainty.

STILL presents a variety of responses that explore ephemerality, nostalgia, wistfulness, beauty and order as well as chaos and turbulence. – from the Gallery newsletter

 

 

Neighbourhood watch 85 x 75 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2020 Hannalie Taute

ARTISTS INCLUDE

Sanell Aggenbach, Beth Diane Armstrong, Beezy Bailey, Deborah Bell, Kamyar Bineshtarigh, Arabella Caccia, Gail Catlin, Erin Chaplin, Hanien Conradie, Grace da Costa, Corlie de Kock, Ferdi B. Dick, Guy du Toit, Ricky Dyaloyi, Paul Emsley, Kerri Evans, Guy Ferrer, Lee-Ann Heath, Matthew Hindley, Swain Hoogervorst, Liza Grobler, Syndi Kahn, Vusi Khumalo, Teresa Kutala Firmino, Cobus Haupt, Lady Skollie, Daniel Levi, Dylan Lewis, Lorienne Lotz, Paula Louw, Michael MacGarry, Io Makandal, Colbert Mashile, Setlamorago Mashilo, Louise Mason, Diane McLean, Denby Meyer, John Meyer, Elsabe Milandri, Lucinda Mudge, Nigel Mullins, Brett Murray, Daniel Naudé, Blessing Ngobeni, Jo O’Connor, Alessandro Papetti, William Peers, Jaco Roux, Caryn Scrimgeour, Mmakgabo Sebidi, Andre Serfontein, Henk Serfontein, Bambo Sibiya, Skubalisto, Justin Southey, Ben Stanwix, Gary Stephens, Penelope Stutterheime, Rina Stutzer, Hannalie Taute, Angus Taylor, Jan Tshithukhula, Andrzej Urbanski, Shany van den Berg, Peter van Straten, Harold Voigt, Walter Voigt, Elize Vossgätter, Warther Dixon & Barbara Wildenboer

Neighborhood watch and Shit could be worse

For more information please contact Everard Read Franschoek.