Summer group show at MContemporary

Art portfolio- my work

I am delighted to have some new work included in the summer group show opening tomorrow, 13 December at .MContemporary in Sydney, Australia. You are welcome to join them for end of the year celebrations, but please note that RSVP is essential. Visit the gallery website to find out more www.mcontemp.com or to view the exhibition online in case you cannot make it šŸ˜‰

in the meantime, ‘the King And The Witch Awaited Their Wedding Day’

The King and the witch awaited their wedding day 2022 Cabinet card, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm
The orange fairy 2022 Cabinet card, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm

meanwhile ‘the Orange fairy’

The two wicked giants helped in the kitchen 2022 Cabinet card, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm

and ‘the two Wicked giants helped in the kitchen.’ while ‘I was magically fooled’.

I was magically fooled 2022 Vintage photo, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm

by ‘the princess and her cat’

The princess and the cat 2022 38.5 x 32 cm Vintage photo, thread and rubber

she was….’This lovely princess was a dog.’

this lovely princess was a dog 2022 Vintage photo, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm

Shocked…. ‘The King and Queen fell asleep’

The King and the Queen fell asleep 2022 Vintage photograph, thread and rubber mounted on board size 400 x 500 mm (SOLD)

and ‘the puppets lived happily ever after’

The puppets lived happily ever after 2022 Cabinet card, thread and rubber

The end.

p.s i hoped you enjoyed the ‘on the spot, unplanned, fun little silly short story’ if you read between the photos…just for fun, and also because I love to experiment with the titles.

Anyway

I also want to wish you and your loved ones a peaceful & wonderful festive season, happy holidays or calm stay-cations – whatever and however this season brings you joy. Thank you for reading my posts as well as the support and feedback. Much appreciated.

Wishing you health, hope and happiness for 2023! I look forward meeting you here again in January.

Take care

Hannalie

Cabinet cards…my latest obsession

Artcrush, Studio news/blog

We visited my Mother-in-law in celebration of her birthday this past weekend- and here she is with her grandchildren:

At her birthday party one of her friends Tienie Potgieter asked me about my art and current intrests. I told her about my recent work and then she offered me a box full of vintage photographs including Cabinet cards!!

I could not believe my luck!

CABINET CARDS: A style of photograph first introduced in 1863 by Windsor & Bridge in London, theĀ cabinet cardĀ is a photographic print mounted onĀ cardĀ stock. TheĀ Cabinet cardĀ got its name from its suitability for display in parlors — especially inĀ cabinetsĀ — and was a popular medium for family portraits.

So while I am in the process of working through each and every one….finding inspiration, I am also scanning them to create a virtual file- and while I’m at it , I thought I will share a couple with you!

I even love the back of these cards!