Winter newsletter

Art portfolio- my work, Studio news, Studio news/blog

It’s been a while, but I thought today will be a good day to share what is happening in the studio because – 21 June usually marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, which is the day of the year with the fewest hours of daylight in the Southern Hemisphere….(I hope to get some extra sleep 🙂

 

“The sheep that ate her flower” 2017 (Altered page, cotton thread and rubber)

  1. The second leg of the Judith Mason Tribute exhibition opens at the Moineir Gallery in Pringle bay on the 1st of July…you are invited;

Judith Mason tribute exhibition invitation

2. “Atlas” (and friends) is heading to Johannesburg for the annual Turbine Art Fair (14-16 July 2017) via Lizamore & Associates gallery.  He hopes to see you there.

Atlas (altered vintage photograph, cotton thread and rubber)

3. In August, my work will be included in a group exhibition: Comfortably numb, coming soon…. I will keep you posted

“Comfortable” cotton thread and rubber 2017

Do I bite of more than I can chew? ..Possibly, but I do like a challenge, and have to remind myself that anything is possible…just DO!

 

4. I recently had a fun photo shoot with photographer Val Wessels.

Photographer: Val Wessels

Standing with all my children, which are destined for a small solo at the Artbank later this year….more about this a bit later – as soon as the opening date has been announced.

4. Preparations underway for a solo exhibition at Lizamore & Associates gallery in Johannesburg…coming soon: 5 October 2017!

Work in Progress

5.  And last but not least… preparations for a small solo at MContemporary – Australia in November 2017…more details to follow in the spring newsletter

“Pincushion” work in progress

3 solo’s again this year….exciting times…and grateful for these opportunities.

Note to self:

“You are not to lose your nerve! go on through with it and play your own game all the way!” page 125 from the book : Myths to live by” – Joseph Campbell…

and with that …wishing you a wonderful Winter Solstice- keep warm xxx

 

Summer studio update

Studio news/blog

We are nearing the end of 2016 and oh boy what an exciting and interesting year it has been.

This will be my last studio update for 2016 and would like to share with you what’s happening:

*You still have time to see the group exhibition -Alteration- at 99 Loop street Gallery in Cape Town until the end of this week.

*The group exhibition -100 Geographies- is still showing at the University of Stellenbosch Museum until late December 2016

and what is still to come….

First up:

I’ve created a series which I like to call my “dysfunctional family” for the group exhibition at Glen Carlo (more about them a little bit later) but please know that you are invited to visit this exhibition!

invitation

invitation

Next up:

Remember, remember the 8th of December!

My 3rd solo exhibition of this year (9th in total) will be hosted by Knysna Fine Arts- Hope to see you there!

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I will be updating the press kit about the above mentioned exhibition titled: “Implanted memories” soon!

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In-between it all I hope to spend some quality time with my family and friends for the festive season, but also looking forward to the preparations for next year…

This is what 2017 have in store for now:

*I am happy to announce that the Woordfees 2017 in Stellenbosch has launched their program and I am very excited to be included in the line-up amongst some amazing artists for 2 group exhibitions:

1: “Deur die bome die bos nie sien nie/ See the forest for the trees”

"In the name of the rose" detail

“In the name of the rose” detail- work in progress

and another

2. Bosch in Africa/Bosch in Afrika!

detail

detail-work in progress

I also have some other VERY exciting news which I will share with you when the time is right, but for now…

…let me get back to work!

Enjoy the rest of November dear reader – I hope to check in with you sometime in December.

 

 

 

Studio news: Winter 2016

Studio news

Currently showing:

at AGOG gallery: Curiositas Group Exibition

until the end of July

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and at 99 Loop gallery

Untitled 2.99 group exhibition:

What is essential is invisible to the eye(s)

What is essential is invisible to the eye(s)

My Moeder was n Stink Afrikaner

My Moeder was n Stink Afrikaner

coming up next:

in August 2016

at DF Contemporary Gallery

Remain(s) group exhibition

(more details to follow later)

Title: Only teasing Medium: Cotton thread, batting and rubber 60 x 45 cm

Title: Only teasing
Medium: Cotton thread, batting and rubber 60 x 45 cm

and

in September

at Grande Provance gallery in Franchoek

Self -I

Group exhibition- details to follow soon

a selfie for the time being

a selfie for the time being

and last but not least:

I went for a second fitting recently. My dream- hooped- rubber- dress for my solo exhibition opening in September 2016 at Fried Contemporary is coming along nicely! The petticoat is basically ready- yay!

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you can read more about it here

Almost end of the year studio update (2014)

Art portfolio- my work, Studio news/blog

Summer is knocking on my door, but its not hot enough to go to the beach or swim everyday – yet.  In the mean time a lot has happened and are happening. Here is a short round up of what’s up:

*My rubber dress is finished! Yay! a dream come true…thanks to some friends who helped my dream see daylight- here is a sneak preview:

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now I only have to figure out when to wear it for the first time…. 

o and I made some goggles (still in progress) from an old tea-sieve and rubber:

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just for fun! 

*The awesome folks of the Jung Katz published an interview with me! You can read it here

The most difficult question to answer was the “What is your dream project”, since in retrospect I think the answer is that my dream project is the one I’m currently working on…but then again we talk about dreams and I wonder: What would be the best thing that could happen to an artist in his/her art career. The highest achievement? Would that be to be invited to a biennial?

*There was a second walk about at Nirox sculpture park on the 22nd due to the group exhibition Play currently on exhibition there..I hope it was a playful affair…unfortunately I havent received any photos of someone accepting my ‘dare’ so dont know if people wanted to interact with the work.  The exhibition is running until the 30th of December 2014…I still dare you to go and play 😉

* a Mega Mash-up at the Alex Hamilton Art studio in Woodstock Cape Town opens today:

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check out the fb event for some images of the works on display: here

*Excited that my work “(k)not so elegant” is featured in this months issue of the House and Leisure magazine courtesy of Yanni Vosloo:

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During December 2 different group shows opens in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth.

*”End Sheet” opens on the 2nd of December at ArtEC.

 Reading a book is by no means a linear retracing of its author’s intentions but rather an interpretative appropriation of the text, which produces a different text in the mind of each reader, the last page holds a revolutionary event: the constant dialogue between author and reader.
The words read interweave, wrap themselves in the feelings, the experiences and knowledge of the reader, a mesh of two worlds that forms and opens new imaginary spaces. Are there interfaces, overlays or points of the world of the reader with the world of the author, enabling the formation of a new reality?

More about this at a later stage!

*The group show: “Here be dragons” opens on the 10th of December at the Underculture Contemporary gallery in Port Elizabeth. I will tell you more about this at a later stage, but all I can say is that I’m very excited to have work included in this show, since Dragons have a huge presence in our house- my 2 boys adore those reptilian creatures….and yes, you’ve guessed it, we watch “how to train my dragon” over and over and over….

*meanwhile I am stitching away every possible moment I can due to preperations for my solo exhibition on the 10th of February 2015 at the Erdmann contemporary gallery in Cape Town!!

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Please safe the date- hope to see you there.

So as you can guess, I dont have much time to read, but luckily a dear friend made me aware of some excellent documentaries, which I watch and listen to while I stitch.  I especially enjoyed the Andy Warhol documentary and then this one:

enjoy!