So, a while ago I invited you to the opening of a Women’s day group exhibition at Millennium Gallery (Pretoria).
Today I would like to share some photos of the opening night, or those of you, like myself, who couldn’t be there.
A big thank you to fellow artists and friends who did attend the opening, and for sharing the pictures with us.
And for those of you who couldn’t make it to the opening but live in the Pretoria region, you are invited to a walkabout at the gallery tomorrow:
Best wishes for a great weekend!
The Awesome Womxn exhibition 2019
a group exhibition curated by
Dr Adéle Adendorff
The exhibition will be opened by
Dr Rory du Plessis
on Friday 2 August 2019 at 19h00
Friday 2 August 2019 from 18h00 to 20h00
Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 15h00
I am delighted to invite you to two groups shows in which I am participating this month! One is in Australia and the other Cape Town….
HEROINE at MContemporary in Australia:
Frida Kahlo had it – a defiance and confidence that made her the twentieth century’s first ‘selfie superstar’. Georgia O’Keeffe had it – a brazen and innovative palette that confirmed her as the ‘Mother of American Modernism’. Tracy Emin has it – her frank and provocative art exposing an inventory of unconventional womanhood. The ‘it’ is boldness – a determination to speak, without fear or fancy, of the power of the female voice in public discourse.
In celebration of the dynamism and influence of this conversation, .M Contemporary announces the inaugural Heroine Exhibition, to take place in Sydney from March 7th to 24th, coinciding with International Women’s Day 2019. The Exhibition brings together emerging and established Australian artists with a series of renowned international names, each a daring and adventurous identity in women’s art.
ART MONTH – Art Night Paddington
Thursday 7 March | 6 – 8 pm
Tuesday 12 March | 6 – 8pm
7 March – 24 March 2019
Gallery will be closed
Friday 8 March
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and shortly after that:
BLOODLINES: IMAGINED HISTORIES at Deepest Darkest in Cape Town:
For the bloodlines: Imagined Histories I was inspired by two vintage photographs which I found at an Antique shop in Stilbaai, Western Cape. I do not know the people in these photographs or their history. I gave them a face-lift so to speak by replacing their unfamiliar faces with familiar ones from popular culture, in this case The Incredible Hulk, and renamed him The Incredible Hunk. I also used a lace-skull stitched unto rubber to resemble Rip van Winkle, who fell asleep and woke up 20 year later. I imagine them as family members, and wonder what my life would be like if I knew them personally.
So on that note…I’ll leave you with this quote by Oscar Wilde:
“Two men look out the window. One sees mud, the other see stars.”