Studio update- Winter 2021

Art portfolio- my work

Whew, July was a strange month: from billionaires in space, to looting in South Africa and more close to home = a broken appliances as well as a traffic fine. Let’s hope August will be peaceful, calm, and things working out without rushing;-)

work in progress

August is my birthday month and I am happy to say that some of my older work will be included in an upcoming exhibition which opens on the same day as my birthday! In celebration I will be giving away this ‘Chocolate bunny” from this exhibition to one lucky person.

This group exhibition is called: Thread(ed): Interlacing womxn in the 21st century, to be held at the Association of Arts, Pretoria from 13 August – 4 September 2021

More details to follow later

But here is a sneak peek:

She does not hold water 63 x 48 cm Cotton thread, batting and rubber, wood- framed (Photographer Kleinjan Groenewald)

I watched a beautiful movie on Netflix called: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, which was inspired by an article featured in Esquire about Mr Rogers. After I watched the movie, I read the article, and I would like to share the following quote which really moved me with you:

Anyway, back to studio news:

The KKNK festival virtual exhibition Amplifica is still showing until the end of August. Here is a short video featuring the curator Dineke van der Walt talking about it:

and here is a video we made in my studio with the works in question:

That’s a wrap for now. Keep calm and keep warm until next time….

About a voyage, a princess, a party, a curse and a gift

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Earlier this year I sent some works to the gallery MContemporary in Sydney, Australia.

The long hard voyage took many days…

The long hard voyage took many days. But finally the ship anchored in a river near the King’s palace. 2021 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber

But finally the ship anchored in a river near the King’s palace.

detail

So I am happy to announce that the work arrived there safe and sound.

Time passed and….

“Time passed and the hungry vulture ate the beanstalk and it broke. But the child grew to be a beautiful princess” 2021 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber

the hungry vulture ate the beanstalk and it broke.

detail

But the child grew to be a beautiful princess.

The King and Queen agreed….

“The King and Queen agreed to give a great party to celebrate the birthday of the Princess” 2021 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber

to give a great party to celebrate the birthday of the Princess.

detail

detail

“I can only soften this evil curse said the Orange fairy….

detail

and gave the child a gift of a beautiful singing voice….

detail
“I can only soften this evil curse, said the Orange Fairy. And gave the child the gift of a beautiful singing voice.” 2021 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber.

The end.

Feel free to register your interest with the gallery: https://mcontemp.com/hannalie-taute/

The long hard voyage…studio news June 2021

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“The long hard voyage took many days. But finally the ship anchored in a river near the King’s palace” 2021 (detail)

I am happy to announce that these two in the detail of the work: “The long hard voyage took many days. But finally the ship anchored in a river near the King’s palace” finally arrived at MContemporary gallery in Australia today!

Instagram story courtesy of the gallery

some of the crew members had to wait patiently while: “Time passed and the hungry vulture ate the beanstalk and it broke. But the child grew to be a beautiful princess.” (see detail of the work below)

“Time passed and the hungry vulture ate the beanstalk and it broke. But the child grew up to be a beautiful princess.’ 2021 (Detail)
Instagram story courtesy of the gallery

Some of the works are destined for the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair later this year….more details to follow.

Instagram story courtesy of the gallery

On that note….wishing you a wonderful week. Keep safe and stay warm – until we speak againxxx