STILL

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Two of my recent works: “Neighbourhood watch” and “Shit could be worse” are included in an online group exhibition titled: STILL (18 June – 8 July 2020)

Shit could be worse 81 x 71 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2020

STILL is the third in the Everard Read galleries’ series of online group exhibitions. This latest group show compromises works primarily created by invited and gallery artists during lockdown, when most artists didn’t have access to their studios, often having to adjust both their working methods and world views.

STILL references notions of ‘stillness’: from formal still life studies, to a slowing down in quiet contemplation. This exhibition imagines humankind’s resilience and perseverance during an unprecedented time of uncertainty.

STILL presents a variety of responses that explore ephemerality, nostalgia, wistfulness, beauty and order as well as chaos and turbulence. – from the Gallery newsletter

 

 

Neighbourhood watch 85 x 75 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2020 Hannalie Taute

ARTISTS INCLUDE

Sanell Aggenbach, Beth Diane Armstrong, Beezy Bailey, Deborah Bell, Kamyar Bineshtarigh, Arabella Caccia, Gail Catlin, Erin Chaplin, Hanien Conradie, Grace da Costa, Corlie de Kock, Ferdi B. Dick, Guy du Toit, Ricky Dyaloyi, Paul Emsley, Kerri Evans, Guy Ferrer, Lee-Ann Heath, Matthew Hindley, Swain Hoogervorst, Liza Grobler, Syndi Kahn, Vusi Khumalo, Teresa Kutala Firmino, Cobus Haupt, Lady Skollie, Daniel Levi, Dylan Lewis, Lorienne Lotz, Paula Louw, Michael MacGarry, Io Makandal, Colbert Mashile, Setlamorago Mashilo, Louise Mason, Diane McLean, Denby Meyer, John Meyer, Elsabe Milandri, Lucinda Mudge, Nigel Mullins, Brett Murray, Daniel Naudé, Blessing Ngobeni, Jo O’Connor, Alessandro Papetti, William Peers, Jaco Roux, Caryn Scrimgeour, Mmakgabo Sebidi, Andre Serfontein, Henk Serfontein, Bambo Sibiya, Skubalisto, Justin Southey, Ben Stanwix, Gary Stephens, Penelope Stutterheime, Rina Stutzer, Hannalie Taute, Angus Taylor, Jan Tshithukhula, Andrzej Urbanski, Shany van den Berg, Peter van Straten, Harold Voigt, Walter Voigt, Elize Vossgätter, Warther Dixon & Barbara Wildenboer

Neighborhood watch and Shit could be worse

For more information please contact Everard Read Franschoek.

A Monumental Moment

Art portfolio- my work

 

A Monumental Moment. Cotton tread and rubber. 171 x 127.5 cm

A Monumental Moment. Cotton tread and rubber. 171 x 127.5 cm

This work is inspired by the sculpture of Anton van Wouw which also featured on the cover of the magazine called “Die Boerevrou”(March 1919).

I looked at his sculpture while pondering my thoughts on being an “Afrikaner-meisie”.

I personally don’t like how the female “Boerevrou” figure is standing because she looks so demure and I always thought of Afrikaner women as strong; especially since they had to travel great distances in harsh and difficult circumstances (Die Groot Trek).

So I did a bit of research and found that women back in the day were not happy with his work since they believed that the “Voortrekker kappie’ depicted was not like the ones Afrikaner women wore in South Africa ….and much later when feminism reached South Africa women were upset because in the poem by JF Cilliers that featured underneath this work by van Wouw which ended with the words: “Ik sien haar win, want haar naam is – Vrouw en moeder”…and the feminist said that not all women are mothers.

That was when I decided to embroider myself in the nude sitting on the steps of this ‘monument’ with my back turned away from the ‘Boerevrou’…trying to redefine myself.

I am happy to announce that this work will be at this years FNB Joburg Art Fair (from 11- 13 September 2015); at the Everard Read gallery JHB booth. (photo courtesy Knysna Fine Art gallery)

This will be the first time my work will be exhibited at this art fair. Is this a monumental moment for my career, she wonders?