Herrie se portret

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…maar wie was/is Herrie?

Die storie rondom Herrie se portret begin by hierdie foto.

maar die meisie skort n masker.

Intussen, na my laaste blogpost, vind ek uit dat CJ Langenhoven en ek op dieselfde dag gebore was (maar net met n skamele 104 jaar verskil tussen ons.) Die internet beskryf hom so:

Considered one of the most versatile writers in Afrikaans, he was a master of the short form of prose and is best remembered for his humorous and satirical works, illustrated by a nonsense-verse “love poem” he wrote for his dog. Langenhoven was well known for his sharp wit and gentle manner. He owned an imaginary elephant named Herrie (“Harry”) that appeared in many of his stories. He even carved its name onto a boulder next to the N12 highway near Meiringspoort (outside Oudtshoorn) in 1929. This boulder known as Herrie’s Stone (“Herrie se Klip”, in Afrikaans), has been declared a provincial heritage site.”

Ek dink ons sou dalk goed oor die weg gekom het;-)

Maar ek moet bieg. Wanneer ek die naam CJ Langenhoven hoor, dink ek nie dadelik aan hom as digter of as die een wat die Stem geskryf het nie, maar ek dink en wonder oor hoe sy ‘imaginary pet’ olifant Herrie sou gelyk het?

Dalk soos n Afrikaner nooi met n masker wat mens laat dink aan Ganesha (alhoewel Ganesha gewoonlik rooi uitgebeeld word), maar blou is mos ook vir meisies;-))

Ook maar goed dat Ganesha onder andere bekend staan as die ‘remover of obstacles

en dit was ook vir my interessant om uit te vind dat die feeste wat gewoonlik gepaart gaan met Ganesha, gewoonlik plaasvind in Augustus/September.

Festivals associated with Ganesh are Ganesh Chaturthi or Vināyaka chaturthī in the śuklapakṣa (the fourth day of the waxing moon) in the month of Bhadrapada (August/September)

Gepraat van Feeste…..Herrie se portret gaan n debut maak by die Hessequa Harmonie fees vanaf 21-25 September 2021. Ek en mede kunstenaar Nadine Hansen is genooi deur die Hessequa Kuns roete om hierdie jaar n gesamentlike uitstalling aan te bied by die Heidelberg Hotel.

Ek stuur binnekort die uitnodiging.

Groete. Hannalie.

Studio update- Winter 2021

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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“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/

Floral Friday Studio update

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Say it with flowers: There’s a change of plans. Boo-Hoo. Do/Don’t worry because Everything not saved will be Lost. Hashtag WTF. Blah Blah Blah. The End

There’s a change of plans. Boo-Hoo. Do or Don’t worry because Everything not saved will be lost. Hashtag WTF. Blah Blah Blah. The end.

Thank you for all the inquiries I received lately regarding available rubber arrangements.

Here follows and updated list of work and availability:

  1. Change of plans , 2020, Thread and rubber, 82 x 70 cm SOLD but still on show via Rupert Museum and Imbala gallery in Graaff-Reinett until September 2021
“Change of Plans” 2020 Cotton thread and rubber Hannalie Taute SOLD

2. BOO-HOO, 2020. Thread and rubber, 81 x 83 cm Contact the The Pencil Art Foundation

Hannalie Taute BOO-HOO 81 x 83 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2020

3. Do/Don’t 2020 Thread and rubber 111 x 90 cm Contact RK Contemporary

Do/Don’t 2020 Thread and rubber 111 x 90 cm

4. Lost 2019, Thread and rubber 80 x 60 cm contact Gallery Grande Provance

Lost, 800 x 600 mm cotton thread and rubber 2019 Hannalie Taute (my work photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald)

5. Hashtag WTF 2019 Thread and rubber 100 x 60 cm Also available via Gallery Grande Provance

Hashtag WTF 1000 x 600 mm Cotton thread and rubber (2019) Hannalie Taute

6. Blah Blah Blah 2020 Thread and rubber 67 x 55 cm SOLD via The Viewing Room Gallery

Blah blah blah Cotton thread and rubber 67 x 55 cm 2020 Hannalie Taute

Wishing you a wonderful weekend xxx