Keeping the memory alive…Cross my heart

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reminders…..

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I’ve got a couple of reminders for you:

For those close to Bloemfontein (South Africa): The second leg of the “Here Be Dragons” group exhibition opened at Gallery On Leviseur…

View of "Here be dragons" exhibition at Gallery On Leviseur (Bloemfontein)

View of “Here be dragons” exhibition at Gallery On Leviseur (Bloemfontein)

The B.Y.O.I.D group show is still up and running at Knysna Fine Art:

Installation view at Knysna Fine Art

Installation view at Knysna Fine Art

And I’ve heard the wonderful news that my solo exhibition “Cross my heart” have been extended until the 11th of April 2015 at the Erdmann Contemporary Gallery!

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so stay tuned because up next are two group exhibitions at the KKNK (Klein Karoo National Art Festival) in April and then one group exhibition at the “Suidooster Fees in May…will keep you posted! x

 

 

opening night: #Crossmyheart

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photos courtesy of: Lynne Avis, Clare Menck, Tessa Louw and Linzi Francois Olivier

and here follows a short video clip.  The audience was asked to find my ‘soft spot’ and those who could received a gift.

and then there was the cocktails:

Once Upon a Time cocktail

The cocktail is named ‘Once Upon a Time’ which comes garnished with fresh white rose petals and slices of apple. ‘Once Upon a Time’ was designed by Absolut Vodka exclusively for this opening event.

Pernod Ricard South Africa asked mixologist Kurt Schlechter to design a cocktail for this exhibition. Inspired by fairy tales, Kurt used an Elderflower Fairy poem as inspiration for his Once Upon a Time cocktail – expect Absolut Vodka and Elderflower flavours.

Thank you Kurt and Absolut Vodka! x

Cross my heart: e-book

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I am back home and currently finding my rhythm  and routine again after a lovely time in Cape Town.

I had so much fun at the opening night of my solo exhibition: “Cross my heart” (which opened on the 10th of February)!  Thanks to everyone who helped in front and behind the scenes.  I also had a chance to catch up with some old friends, and made some new ones!

I will post some images of the opening night as soon as I can.

In the mean time Erdmann Contemporary gallery made this e-book of my work currently on exhibition until the 31st of March 2015:

http://issuu.com/erdmanncontemporary/docs/e-book_-_individual_pages

I look forward to hear your thoughts.

Who needs courage?

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"Who needs courage?" Embroidery on rubber and found objects, 2014/5

“Who needs courage?” Embroidery on rubber and found objects, 2014/5 (photo credit: Dejavu Photography)

A lion-finger-puppet was the inspiration for this piece.  The finger-puppet belonged to my 4 year old son, and   I figured that since he doesn’t play with it, I might as well use it.  So the actual toy is stitched onto the rubber. Boy was he upset!! but we’ve reached and agreement of sorts …(strange – as soon as they see that mother is having fun with their toys, only then do they want to start playing with it!)

Anyway, so a lion represents courage to me, surely because of the Wizard of Oz story:

The Cowardly Lion is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum.[1] He is an African Lion, but he speaks and interacts with humans.

Since lions are supposed to be “The Kings of Beasts,” the Cowardly Lion believes that his fear makes him inadequate. He does not understand that courage means acting in the face of fear, which he does frequently. Only during the after effects of the Wizard’s gift, when he is under the influence of an unknown liquid substance that the Wizard orders him to drink (perhaps gin) is he not filled with fear. He argues that the courage from the Wizard is only temporary, although he continues to do brave deeds while openly and embarrassedly fearful. (wikipedia)

In a sense I needed some courage for this piece above, because it was the first time I experimented with combining a little bit of oil paint & thread on rubber.

I found this quote recently (wish I could remember where)….

“Courage is to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart!”

love that!

(*This work: Who needs courage?” will be on show during my 6th Solo exhibition #Crossmyheart at the Erdmann Contemporary Gallery in Cape Town. Opening on the 10th of February 2015- hope to see you there…)