The Art of Love – installation images

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The Art of Love exhibition runs until the end of March, unfortunately I could not attend the opening, and if you are unable like myself to visit the gallery, herewith some installation images courtesy of Stilbaai Galery:

Feel free to contact myself or the gallery at to receive a digital catalogue.

The art of love- a group exhibition

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What is so happy about the ever after 122 x 85 cm Photographic print, rubber, thread and board 2022 Hannalie Taute

“Three are few things in life more challenging than being married. The intimacy tend to stir up and expose our most poisonous inner energies.

If we can learn to love here, we can love anywhere.

The question is can we love each other unconditionally, or is our love contingent upon the other person acting exactly as we need them to? It’s easy to ‘love’ somebody when they do what you want them to do, exactly how you want them to do it. But how do you behave when they step outside of your picture? How do you treat them when they hurt you? Those are the times that determine whether or not you actually love somebody.” – quote from the book Will

You are invited to a group show hosted by Stilbaai Galery:

” Love is hard. It takes enormous courage to open a wounded heart over and over again to the possibility of love’s bliss. Love demands bravery. a willingness to risk it all. But bravery does not mean the absence of fear. Bravery is learning to continue forward even when you’re terrified. ” – Will

For more info about this work or the upcoming exhibition please contact Nadine/Ingrid at:

Wishing you a month filled with love, light and laughter. x

Rugby- a group exhibition

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“The people gathered to watch as the bulls play the final test” 122 x 85 cm Photographic print on board, thread and rubber 2023

Since I don’t watch rugby and I don’t really get caught up in the hype of this sport I decided to focus my attention on the spectators. Trying to figure out why this sport is so popular in our country, since it actually originated in England.  Jaco Taute is a South African retired rugby union player. Are we family? I don’t know. My grandmother is not with us anymore so I can’t ask her, and my aunt who knows a lot about the Taute Family tree suffers from dementia so I cannot ask her either. But I remember my family gathering around the telly to watch rugby. Most of them were avid Stormers supporters, but for this piece I focused on another rugby team.  

Work in progress

I used a family photo for this exhibition and I found the following words to make up the title for this piece: “The people gathered to watch the bulls play the final test.”  (thinking about a popular slogan and newspaper headline: ‘Our blood is blue’ which is commonly used to describe the fans of the Pretoria based South African Rugby Union team: The Blue Bulls.) The title I used is composed of words from the fairy-tale colouring book which tells the story of ‘The golden fleece’ (a Greek myth) which is also one of the oldest myths of a hero’s quest.  To quote Jim Hamilton a former Scotland lock: “Rugby although the ultimate team sport needs casual fans to buy into heroes.  It needs kids to buy into heroes.  We need the media to buy into characters.  We need to make rugby cool.  We need to make it accessible.  It doesn’t need to be about the game but about experiences, about the stories, the athletes.  If it doesn’t happen now, we are going to be left behind.” 


You are invited!

For more information about this group exhibition please contact:  curator at the gallery:

The Big Picture at Knysna Fine Art

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The Big Picture – a Group exhibition at Knysna Fine Art opens on the 9th of December 2022 and you are invited!:

I will have 3 small works included in this exhibition.

‘Once upon a time, near the ocean” 2022 Photographic print, thread and rubber 41.5 x 35 cm
‘She hurried toward home’ 2022 Photographic print, thread and rubber 41.5 x 35 cm
‘At last she reached the top and saw fairyland.” 2022 photographic print on board, thread and rubber 41.5 x 35 cm

As you can see below, I took inspiration from really small photographs in my collection and had them blown up to a size I am comfortable to work with.

And below is and example of the work framed.

If you are unable to visit the gallery, feel free to register your interest or request a catalogue from:

Wishing you a fabulous weekend ahead.

LUSH at RK Contemporary gallery

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You are invited!

I will have some works on view in this group exhibition to celebrate lushness – a state of abundance, opulence and luxurious growth.

So if you are in the Riebeek-Kasteel area in December, please pop in art RK Contemporary gallery.

I will take my last piece of rainbow and seek my fortune 2022 Photographic print, ink, pastel, thread and rubber 122.5 x 85 cm

You will notice that I started to experiment with some ink and pastels on the print. If you look closely at the original cabinet card, you will know why, but feel free to let me know what you think.

Over the rainbow your gold will turn to dust said the witch 2022 41.5 x 35 cm cabinet card, thread and rubber

I will also have other new work available via the gallery, which will not be necessarily included in this specific exhibition. Please register your interest with the gallery.

Plant your coins and they will grow into a money tree, said the farmer. Photographic print, Ink, thread and rubber 2022 1220 x 875 mm framed

a selection of smaller works

Award winning poet Sindi Busuku will be opening the exhibition with a poem especially written for LUSH. So we hope to see you at the gallery. If you are unable to make it, feel free to contact Astrid at for more info.

Wishing you a wonderful day ahead.

You will become a real boy if you deserve it 2022 (122.5 x 85 cm)