“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
“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
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.
Oh hi! Just taking “a walk in the park” today with a hot-air -balloon 😉
How are you?
Educational Toy (cotton thread, fiber filling and rubber SOLD
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.
detail Educatonal toy
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.
Hare-raising thoughts 2019 Cotton thread, fiber filling and rubber SOLD
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!
Rich Bitch 2020 Cotton thread, fiber filling and rubber SOLD
because I am fortunate and lucky to ‘know’ some rich bitches right! 😉
Just kidding :-p
Rich Bitch detail
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”…
Its not over until the fat lady sing ( thread, batting and rubber 2019 SOLD
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.