How Abra-Cadaver saved the Wicked Cat

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Once upon a time (round-a-bout 2016), in Stellenbosch, South Africa; Abra-Cadaver the Stink Afrikaner:

Abra-Cadaver-Stink Afrikaner 2016- exhibited during the Woordfees in Stellenbosch (destroyed)

was waiting and thinking, until “Minutes to Midnight” in 2018:

Minutes to midnight 2018 (destroyed)

meanwhile- “it is hard to take a nap with a dragon on your lap”.

“It is hard to take a nap with a dragon on your lap 2021 Photographic print on canvas, thread and rubber (destroyed)

which of course did not work out, but luckily today, the cat can finally say to Abra-Cadaver:

“Thank you for saving my life, said the wicked cat” 2022 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber

Thank you for saving my life said the wicked cat 2022 Photographic print on board, thread, doillies and rubber 122 x 85 cm framed

The end.

Available work at Everard Read gallery Franschoek

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This piece dates back to 2017, when I started hearing about the oceans warming up and coral reefs dying.

Now in 2022, according NASA “…​Yes, the ocean is continuing to warm. … To date, the ocean contains 90 percent of the heat from human-induced global warming, and the year 2020 was the warmest ever measured for the global ocean.

And today I heard about the sewage problem at the coast of Kwazulu-Natal and I hang my head in shame on behalf of the human race.

https://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/kwazulu-natal/watch-raw-sewage-remains-an-unsolved-problem-in-the-durban-harbour-as-the-ethekwini-municipality-faces-a-sewage-crisis-f3316e19-1cd2-44e5-aee3-af83c00b0c21

This is not acceptable, and it makes me extremely sad and mad.

On that note I present to you: “IN WARM WATER” which I should probably rename to : ‘IN HOT WATER’ because by the looks of it we ARE IN TROUBLE’.

“In warm water” 2017 Cotton thread, doillies, and rubber 63 x 128 cm
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For more info contact by Telephone: 021 876 2446

or email: fgallery@everard.co.za

or visit the gallery via website https://everard-read-franschhoek.co.za/

or irl 20 Huguenot St, Franschhoek, 7690

Phantasmagoria – you are invited!

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I am excited that the following works will be part of the Phantasmagoria – a group exhibition curated by Judy Woodborne and hosted by RK Contemporary gallery in Riebeeck Kasteel, South Africa:

Claire Voyant, Vintage photograph, thread and rubber 2021 Hannalie Taute 503 mm x 356 mm framed without glass
The Ogre, Vintage photograph, thread and rubber 2021 Hannalie Taute 542 x 370 mm framed without glass
The Ogre’s wife, Vintage photograph, thread and rubber, 2021 Hannalie Taute 542 x 370 mm framed without glass
The King and Queen. 2021 Vintage photograph, thread and rubber, Hannalie Taute 402 x 337 mm framed with glass
The bird was guarded by a terrible fire breathing dragon that never slept, 2021 Vintage photograph, Thread and rubber 402 x 337 mm Hannalie Taute
It was funny at first Vintage photograph, thread and rubber 2021 Hannalie Taute 402 x 337 mm framed with glass

For more information or to register your interest please contact the gallery. Click here to view their page.

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….