Auntie Virus and Co. re: Art Auction

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Auntie Virus, 460 x 310 mm ink, pastel, board, cotton thread, rubber 2019 Hannalie Taute

Greetings from this ‘stranger in a strange land’ and it seems to just get stranger by the minute!

As you’ve probably heard, a lot of events have been cancelled due to the pandemic we face. I am in the process of producing work for upcoming exhibitions in April, May, July and August, but with uncertainty breathing down our necks we don’t know if these exhibitions will be cancelled or not.

She always wanted to be a bad girl 92 x 64 cm cotton thread and rubber 2018

With that said, Karen Zoid (South African rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer, talk show host and patron of the arts) launched an online “Art Auction” on her Facebook page yesterday.

Some of my works (featured here- are included in this ‘online – experiment.)

While I’m not an active Facebook user myself, I am able to send you a link:

You can check out the auction here:

https://www.facebook.com/karenzoidofficial/

The bidding closes today 18 March 2020 at 20h00 – South African time)

The bids started at ZAR19 only! Yes, serious.! Now a lot of people might frown upon this because “what about ‘market price’ and unrealistic bids on the stature of the artist” but this train of thought reminded me about the ‘outsider’ artist Scottie Wilson who

  After receiving recognition for his work in Toronto, he abruptly went to London in 1945 and continued to exhibit his drawings for modest fees  Wilson’s rejection of commercialism was unabated, however, and he continued to sell his work on the street for a minute fraction of the prices the gallery owners were asking. He said of the working-class customers he attracted, “They’re the intellect, you know”

and

“Though conventional art galleries were taking interest in selling Wilson’s work, he wasn’t always fond of parting with his drawings. He would at times rent out vacant store fronts to display his pictures, or hang them in a bus, but not necessarily to sell. Instead, Wilson would charge admission for looking at his work, challenging anyone to find anything else like it in the world.”

Is it a good idea? Who knows. Nothing seems certain anymore.

In the meantime I baked my first bread from scratch yesterday, and that made me feel very happy. Also I will continue to create embroideries and I plan to spend more time in the garden to grow our own food. Should I be teaching my sons the art of survival instead of worrying about the schools that are closing for a longer period?  If push come to shove…should we be prepared to survive like Bear Grylls?

Just asking.

But there are still bills to be paid for now, so the show must go on somehow!

Remember to sleep with your eyes open 2016 (photographer Kleinjan Groenewald)

You snooze you loose, but lets hope its not a sneeze 😉 because this might just be a favorable time to start your art collection. ❤

“Support for the arts — merde! A government-supported artist is an incompetent whore!”
― Robert A. Heinlein, from the book “Stranger in a strange land”

Here is some advice to the art sector from an art website (*):

To help you continue to sell art during this time, here is a list of things you can do to serve collectors as best you can:

    • If you cannot accept shipped artworks at this time, please let us know
  • manage collector expectations about shipping times.

Many artists, patrons and art institutions are personally affected by this crisis.

The world needs art more than ever, so in the meantime, collectors are encouraged to continue supporting the art sector.  It will keep artists going during these challenging times. We’re so grateful for each of you.

Stay safe and well!

*P.S one gallery that is still up and running is .MContemporary in Australia and they are open for viewing….see previous posts or contact them for a full catalogue!

 

 

Gallery visit…

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Dear friends,

If you are, like me, unable to visit MContemporary gallery in Australia…

well don’t despair, because the gallery was so kind as to send us a couple of installation photographs of their space with my work currently hanging together with the stunning works and wallpaper designs of fellow artist Jodi Clark!

If you do find yourself in Australia, feel free to visit the gallery and see for yourself! 😉  or feel free to contact them for a full catalogue.

This exhibition runs until the 21st of March 2020 at

MContemporary

37 Ocean Street
Woollahra, Sydney
NSW, Australia

Monday – Friday | 9 – 5
Saturday – Sunday | 10 – 4

Telephone: +61 2 9328 0922
Email: gallery@mcontemp.com

Recent work available at…..

Art portfolio- my work

I am delighted to inform you that I have some recent work available at MContemporary gallery!

She doesnt give a hoot, 450 x 280 x 80 mm cotton thread, batting and rubber 2019 Hannalie Taute

Untitled – Ophelia, 1620 x 700 mm cotton thread and rubber 2019 Hannalie Taute

Please contact the gallery director Louise Rush at louise@mcontemp.com for a full catalogue.

Untitled (Opehlia) detail

Untitled (Ophelia) detail 2

Shit happens, 920 x 690 mm cotton thread and rubber 2019 Hannalie Taute

 

Synchronos

Art portfolio- my work, Studio news/blog

Goodmorning!

I hope you are having a lovely Festive season so far!

Now showing at Knysna Fine Art gallery: The group exhibition Synchronos

Installation view at Knysna Fine Art

“Eerder bang Jan as dooie Jan” 2019 (Altered vintage photograph, lace, cotton thread and rubber)

Installation view courtesy of the gallery

“Lovebirds” 2019 (Altered vintage photograph, cotton thread and rubber)

Installation view courtesy of the gallery

“Hy is met die helm gebore” 2019 (Altered vintage photograph, cotton thread and rubber)

 

Available work – November 2019

Art portfolio- my work, Studio news

Goodmorning!

I’ve had a couple of inquiries about available work, thank you for the interest and continuous support.

See below a list of work and selected galleries where some works are still available….

  1. Everard Read gallery Franschoek  (Phone: 021 876 2446 –https://www.everard-read-franschhoek.co.za/

“In warm water” 2017 Cotton thread, doillies, and rubber 63 x 128 cm

(k)not of snakes 215 x 108 cm cotton thread and rubber 2018

“Catch of the day” 2017 Cotton thread and rubber 112 x 76 cm

2. Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschoek https://www.grandeprovence.co.za

Seisoensverandering 2019

Meisie met varkore aka Self-portrait as a garden gnome

3. Deepest Darkest Art Gallery, Cape Town Phone079 138 4203 https://www.deepestdarkestart.com/hannalie-taute

Little Ogres 2019

Atoms Family

4. 99 Loop gallery, Cape town https://www.artsy.net/show/99-loop-gallery-hannalie-taute-familie-kielie

a selection of mixed media work

Meisie met die los tong 2019

Family Motto 2019

5.  MContemporary Australia https://mcontemp.com/

“Right of admission reserved” Cotton thread and rubber

6.  Millennium gallery, Pretoria https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Art-Gallery/Millennium-Gallery-269876733489843/ 

Installation view of my work in the group exhibition at Millennium gallery

Please contact the above galleries directly for more information about selected works.

I am happy to say that new work will be included in two group exhibitions at the end of this month…stay tuned for more information about that.

Until then, I hope you have a fabulous week. xxx