A visual journey……
Oh hi! Just taking “a walk in the park” today with a hot-air -balloon 😉
How are you?
I started working on ‘A walk in the park” exhibition in November 2019, after I received an invitation from the Pretoria Art Association to have a small solo in their Black Box area.
but it was only in January that I started making the ’embroidered rubber balloons” for the show.
At first I was worried that these balloons was looking too much like those whoopee cushions! Do you remember those?
Anyway, I reassured myself that that was just my inner critic talking trying to spoil the fun I was having in the studio….
and then the pandemic happened!
So “A walk in the park” was meant to open on the 29th of May 2020, but with lockdown and everything, the show got postponed until further notice, and eventually the Art Association suggested we open it in September 2020.
Postpone it for so long?! What about all the bills to pay? That was indeed a hare-raising thought, and after careful consideration and a talk to one of my dear collectors I decided to host this exhibition myself. Directly from my studio for a change!
because I am fortunate and lucky to ‘know’ some rich bitches right! 😉
Just kidding :-p
But seriously I am blown away by the support and interest in my work and this exhibition so far.
Thank you so much!
and as the saying goes: “Its not over until the fat lady sings”…
Please take a walk with me by following the link below, which will take you to my ‘drive’-(thru) where you will meet different and interesting characters who likes to celebrate life.
In the link you will find individual images of available works as well as a PDF file containing a short note, and the list of works. There are short videos of the “park” space in my studio). What is interesting is that by putting everything into the drive, I can update the list of works sold, and I can add a document with Q&A if there will be any and I can add videos by request. So please feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions, suggestions or critique.
I recently revisited some ‘dysfunctional family members’ from my ‘Familie Kielie” exhibition last year:
And I am delighted to inform you that these 5 Family members were selected and recently acquired by Art Gazette for their collection!
Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead. xxx
I find peace and solace in the studio when the world is in turmoil. It feels overwhelming just listening to the news, from a locust plague in India, to protests in America and strange “lockdown” regulations in South Africa.
As you know South Africa adjusted the “lockdown” regulations to level 3 from the 1st of June, but I’m still not sure when my solo “A walk in the park” which was meant to open at the end of May at the Arts Association in Pretoria will open, but as soon as I know something I will let you know. In the meantime here are some studio views….
In other studio news….. I would like to say it with flowers:
A dangerous bunch 75 x 71 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2019 at MContemporary gallery
Do(nt) 112 x 85 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2019 2020 at MContemporary gallery
Neighbourhood watch 85 x 75 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2020 at Everard Read Franschoek
Shit “Could be” a lot worse 81 x 71 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2020 at Everard Read Franschoek.
On that note…
Keep safe, and healthy.