Thank you for coming said the wicked giants

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It is a cold rainy day here in Riversdale, South Africa, and I was lying in bed drinking my morning cup of coffee, thinking how on the other side of the globe, people hopefully turned up for the official opening of my solo exhibition at MContemporary gallery in Sydney Australia!

Hannalie Taute Thank you for coming said the wicked giants (family matters) 119 x 84 cm Photographic print on board, thread and rubber 2021

So thank you for coming said the Wicked Giants (family matters) ! I hope you enjoyed the family meeting!

detail “Thank you for coming said the wicked giants

I also hope the family members behaved themselves at the opening 😉

Installation view courtesy of the gallery

but for those of you, like myself, who couldn’t be there, I will post some more photos and installation shots during the course of the exhibition. Please stay tuned.

Installation view courtesy of the gallery

How Abra-Cadaver saved the Wicked Cat

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Once upon a time (round-a-bout 2016), in Stellenbosch, South Africa; Abra-Cadaver the Stink Afrikaner:

Abra-Cadaver-Stink Afrikaner 2016- exhibited during the Woordfees in Stellenbosch (destroyed)

was waiting and thinking, until “Minutes to Midnight” in 2018:

Minutes to midnight 2018 (destroyed)

meanwhile- “it is hard to take a nap with a dragon on your lap”.

“It is hard to take a nap with a dragon on your lap 2021 Photographic print on canvas, thread and rubber (destroyed)

which of course did not work out, but luckily today, the cat can finally say to Abra-Cadaver:

“Thank you for saving my life, said the wicked cat” 2022 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber

Thank you for saving my life said the wicked cat 2022 Photographic print on board, thread, doillies and rubber 122 x 85 cm framed

The end.

Oh dear my deer, the princess tossed her wedding bouquet!

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It was such an absolute joy working on this commission in two parts!

Earlier this year I received this beautiful wedding photograph of a clients grandmother. What a beautiful bride. At first I was very nervous to rework the original, since this is an actual heirloom!

I then proceeded to have a high quality print made:

After consulting with the patron, I reworked the original photograph and the title is:

“The princess tossed her wedding bouquet”:

The princess tossed her wedding bouquet 2021

Then I continued and altered the print, this time adding a mask and other elements.

The title is: Oh dear my deer!” (inspired by Judy Garland singing “Somewhere over the rainbow” and also partly inspired by Rudolph the red-nose reindeer- since it is almost Christmas)

Oh dear my deer! 2021

And voila!

The princess tossed her wedding bouquet 53 x 43 cm 2021

Thank you so much for trusting me with your heirloom.

About a voyage, a princess, a party, a curse and a gift

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Earlier this year I sent some works to the gallery MContemporary in Sydney, Australia.

The long hard voyage took many days…

The long hard voyage took many days. But finally the ship anchored in a river near the King’s palace. 2021 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber

But finally the ship anchored in a river near the King’s palace.

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So I am happy to announce that the work arrived there safe and sound.

Time passed and….

“Time passed and the hungry vulture ate the beanstalk and it broke. But the child grew to be a beautiful princess” 2021 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber

the hungry vulture ate the beanstalk and it broke.

detail

But the child grew to be a beautiful princess.

The King and Queen agreed….

“The King and Queen agreed to give a great party to celebrate the birthday of the Princess” 2021 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber

to give a great party to celebrate the birthday of the Princess.

detail

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“I can only soften this evil curse said the Orange fairy….

detail

and gave the child a gift of a beautiful singing voice….

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“I can only soften this evil curse, said the Orange Fairy. And gave the child the gift of a beautiful singing voice.” 2021 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber.

The end.

Feel free to register your interest with the gallery: https://mcontemp.com/hannalie-taute/

the making of “a walk in the park”…

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Oh hi! Just taking “a walk in the park” today with a hot-air -balloon 😉

How are you?

Educational Toy (cotton thread, fiber filling and rubber SOLD

I started working on ‘A walk in the park” exhibition in November 2019, after I received an invitation from the Pretoria Art Association to have a small solo in their Black Box area.

detail Educatonal toy

but it was only in January that I started making the ’embroidered rubber balloons” for the show.

At first I was worried that these balloons was looking too much like those whoopee cushions! Do you remember those?

Anyway, I reassured myself that that was just my inner critic talking trying to spoil the fun I was having in the studio….

and then the pandemic happened!

So “A walk in the park” was meant to open on the 29th of May 2020, but with lockdown and everything, the show got postponed until further notice, and eventually the Art Association suggested we open it in September 2020.

Hare-raising thoughts 2019 Cotton thread, fiber filling and rubber SOLD

Postpone it for so long?! What about all the bills to pay? That was indeed a hare-raising thought, and after careful consideration and a talk to one of my dear collectors I decided to host this exhibition myself. Directly from my studio for a change!

Rich Bitch 2020 Cotton thread, fiber filling and rubber SOLD

because I am fortunate and lucky to ‘know’ some rich bitches right! 😉

Just kidding :-p

Rich Bitch detail

But seriously I am blown away by the support and interest in my work and this exhibition so far.

Thank you so much!

and as the saying goes: “Its not over until the fat lady sings”…

Its not over until the fat lady sing ( thread, batting and rubber 2019 SOLD

THANK YOU!