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Well that’s a wrap for “Eugenics” my solo at .MContemporary gallery in Australia.

Doodgelukkig 2023 photographic print, thread and rubber. SOLD

Time flies when you are having fun!

Heartfelt thanks to the gallery for hosting my show. Thank you to everyone for your kind comments, support and encouragement. Also thank you to all the collectors who added a piece to their collection. Much appreciated.

*Doodgelukkig is an Afrikaans word, an intensive form of Very happy – direct translation Dead happy.

“How shall we measure success?

It isn’t popularity,  money, or critical esteem (although all of that helps). Success occurs in the privacy of the soul. It comes in the moment you decide to release the work, before exposure to a single opinion. When you’ve done all you can to bring out the work’s greatest potential.  When you’re pleased and ready to let go.”

“Our calling is to make beautiful works to the best of our ability. Sometimes they will be applauded or rewarded, sometimes not. If we second guess our inner knowing to attempt to predict what others may like, our best work will never appear.”

“Sharing art is the price of making it. Exposing your vulnerability is the fee.”

And on a farm the strangers lived happily ever after

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And on a farm the strangers lived happily ever after 2023 photographic print, thread and rubber SOLD

“Fairy tales are not medicine for the sick world in which we live. They are indications and traces of what we were and can become. They are literally alternative worlds in which ethics and morals in our so-called real worlds are tested. It is through our imaginations and imaginative worlds that we create sound strategies not only for survival but also for the endowment of enlightenment. The small people must learn to be smart and outsmart the villains of the earth.” – quote written in my diary but I forgot to write down the source 😉

My solo exhibition “Eugenics” is coming to an end soon.

Feel free to visit the gallery to see it in persiobnor alternatively the gallery website:

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Eugenics for dummies

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Eugenics was and is a very controversial subject. One that I am constantly learning more about. With that said, it is also a very apt theme to investigate in this day and age, especially in a country which is obsessed with race. Little did I know while working on this exhibition that the BEE and equity laws in our country will come under the spotlight again – see here for more info: or

Which makes me wonder what is the future for our boys in this country after they finish school?

So besides these new laws, there is also the uncertainty and fears surrounding A.I. For example our eldest son currently dreams of becoming a programmer after he finish school, and his teacher told him recently that he should reconsider his career dream, since A.I will replace programmers in the future. What? Why not teach the children a programming language right now- giving them hope- and not make them feel that all is lost?

In response we as a family watched this video: which gave him hope again.

Anyway, I will leave you with the following quote: ” The man who made a mistake not only refused to unmake it but decided to go on making it. But in this, he made yet another most amusing mistake,  which was the beginning of all Eugenics. ” – G.K Chesterton from his book Eugenics and other evils. 

and another quote by Rick Rubin.

On that note, I wish you a wonderful weekend.

Eugenics – You are invited!

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Unfortunately I will not be in attendance for the opening, but if you are able to visit, please let me know what you think.

Alternatively register your details on the gallery website for more info:

“Eugenics for dummies” Photographic print on board, thread and rubber 84 x 59.5 cm Hannalie Taute 2023

Eugenics is a Greek word which roughly translates as “Well bred”. Eu = good, genes = born.

“The first person to use photography for the purpose of publicising and promoting eugenics was Charles Darwin’s half cousin Francis Galton (1822-1911). The founder of modern eugenics movement, Galton defined eugenics as ‘the science of improving stock, which is by means confined to judicious matings, but which, especially in the case of man, takes cognisance of all influences that tend in however remote degree to give the more suitable races or strains of blood a better chance of prevailing…” (Quoted from

“In addition to forming composite image that articulated family resemblances and amalgamated artists’ pictures of famous historical figures, Galton’s techniques were embraced by the Eugenics movement. It was not until Hitler and Nazi Germany adopted eugenics that it began to fall from favour.  However, eugenics has emerged again as a subject for debate as human gene editing and other reproductive technology in the late twentieth and early twenty –first centuries have made selective breeding an open question once again.” (Quoted from  

Nuclear Family

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Let’s blast into the weekend with the Nuclear Family 😉 shall we?

The Nuclear Family can be viewed at the Family Meeting exhibition in Sydney at gallery MContemporary until 6 August 2022.

Hannalie Taute Nuclear family 119 x 84 cm Photographic print on board, thread and rubber 2022

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood” Marie Curie

gallery view

wishing you and yours a fabulous weekend