Women who read are dangerous

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TITLE Woman who reads with wolves MEDIUM Thread, polyester fiber filling and rubber 2020 SIZE 45 x 23 x 9 cm

“To love a woman, the mate must also love her wildish nature.” Quote from the book: Women who run with wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Hannalie Taute TITLE Smell of naughtiness 2020 SIZE 125 X 90 cm MEDIUM Cotton thread and rubber SOLD

“Women who Read are Dangerous’ pays homage to the power of female literacy and education. There was a time, when female literacy was a controversial idea, and it took many centuries before women were entirely free to choose what they read, whether for instruction or pleasure. The group exhibition opens to the public on Tuesday 18 August 2020. (from the press release by Rust-en-Vrede gallery.

“Women who read are dangerous group exhibition is curated by Hamlin Jansen van Vuuren and will run from the 18th of August to 23 September 2020

Participating Artists:

Margaret Nel, Heather Gourlay-Conyngham, Vanessa Berlein, Kim Woodman, Marlise Keith, Anina Deetlefs, Judy Woodborne, Hanneke Benade, Lesley Ireland-Mathew, Cornelia Stoop, Diana Hyslop, Hannalie Taute, Ella Cronjé, , Adele Potgieter and Christiaan Diedericks.

To view the full catalogue click here: http://www.rust-en-vrede.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Women-Who-Read_Catalogue-2020.pdf

.In warm water. On Being. A Womxn. Show

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In warm water, cotton thread, doillies and rubber 2017 (photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald)

Did you know that a female octopus is known as a hen? – (source: internet)

“In the octopus world, females are boss. They are often larger than males and can pose quite a threat. The male is in a troublesome position because he wants to pass on his genes by mating with a female, but females can turn on their partner quick, strangling him and bringing his carcass back to her den as a meal.” (source: http://www.study.com)

In warm water = to be in or get into a difficult situation in which you are in danger of being criticized or punished

 “Prioritizing their motherly duties, females stop eating. But she doesn’t starve to death–rather,when the eggs hatch the female’s body turns on her. Her body undertakes a cascade of cellular suicide, starting from the optic glands and rippling outward through her tissues and organs until she dies”. (source: http://www.smithsonianmag.com

“The scientific jury is still out as to why these clever, resourceful creatures meet such an ignominious end, but there are several theories. Octopuses are serious cannibals, so a biologically programmed death spiral may be a way to keep mothers from eating their young.” (Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com)

on being a woman in the arts, on being a woman in South Africa, on being a woman in this world.

ON BEING is a group show featuring some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists working in a range of mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramic and mixed media.

Does one celebrate women’s day in South Africa whilst we are facing a national crisis in gender-based violence? Is it tokenism to celebrate women for one day (or a month)? We asked these questions in discussions for this show. Women artists have and continue to hold their own in our space year-round. However, any opportunity to highlight women- we will take. The title of the show aims to speak to the lived experience of women in this country; it calls for celebration and mourning, as being a woman in South Africa means both. 

This exhibition features works not specifically made for a women’s exhibition, but have been selected by the curators as to offer an insight into the interior world of being a woman and to celebrate our artists by highlighting their work. 

We remember the 20 000+ women who marched on the streets in 1956. We pay tribute to them for their courage and strength. We pay tribute to all our women artists. We look to the future, knowing that there is still much to do.”  EVERARD READ FRANSCHOEK GALLERY PRESS RELEASE

The group Exhibition: “ON BEING/A WOMXN’S show” at Everard Read Franschoek openend yesterday and will run until the 7th of September 2020. Please visit their website for more information.

Wild Wild Life – you are invited!

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Synchronos

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Goodmorning!

I hope you are having a lovely Festive season so far!

Now showing at Knysna Fine Art gallery: The group exhibition Synchronos

Installation view at Knysna Fine Art

“Eerder bang Jan as dooie Jan” 2019 (Altered vintage photograph, lace, cotton thread and rubber)

Installation view courtesy of the gallery

“Lovebirds” 2019 (Altered vintage photograph, cotton thread and rubber)

Installation view courtesy of the gallery

“Hy is met die helm gebore” 2019 (Altered vintage photograph, cotton thread and rubber)

 

Domestic Craft…a story….

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In Some circles the word ‘craft’ often invoke a

“Hare-raising” 300 x 200 x 80 mm Cotton thread and rubber 2019

“hare-raising” feeling.

So usually in order for a work to be seen as “Art” it has to “Earn it’s stripes”.

Earn your stripes, 440 x 250 x 100mm Cotton thread and rubber

Seven years ago I stopped “Horsing around”…

“Horsing around” 350 x 180 x 80mm Cotton thread and rubber 2019

with different mediums/art materials and focused on embroidery and rubber.

I am not a….

“Fly by night” 280 x 180 x 80mm Cotton thread and rubber 2019

“Fly by night” artist, and the process is slow and sometimes painful, but as the saying goes:

“Slothliness is next to Godliness”.

“Slothliness is next to Godliness” 310 x 180 x 80mm Cotton thread and rubber 2019

The end.

The group exhibition “Domestic Craft” curated by Nicole O’ Loughlin runs until the 22nd of December. So if you are in Tasmania, feel free to visit the Rosny Farm, where you can also grab a catalogue: