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: hello@stilbaaigalery.co.za

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.” 

detail

You are invited!

For more information about this group exhibition please contact:  curator at the gallery: donavan.mynhardt@gmail.com

Summer group show at MContemporary

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I am delighted to have some new work included in the summer group show opening tomorrow, 13 December at .MContemporary in Sydney, Australia. You are welcome to join them for end of the year celebrations, but please note that RSVP is essential. Visit the gallery website to find out more www.mcontemp.com or to view the exhibition online in case you cannot make it 😉

in the meantime, ‘the King And The Witch Awaited Their Wedding Day’

The King and the witch awaited their wedding day 2022 Cabinet card, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm
The orange fairy 2022 Cabinet card, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm

meanwhile ‘the Orange fairy’

The two wicked giants helped in the kitchen 2022 Cabinet card, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm

and ‘the two Wicked giants helped in the kitchen.’ while ‘I was magically fooled’.

I was magically fooled 2022 Vintage photo, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm

by ‘the princess and her cat’

The princess and the cat 2022 38.5 x 32 cm Vintage photo, thread and rubber

she was….’This lovely princess was a dog.’

this lovely princess was a dog 2022 Vintage photo, thread and rubber mounted on board size 38.5 x 32 cm

Shocked…. ‘The King and Queen fell asleep’

The King and the Queen fell asleep 2022 Vintage photograph, thread and rubber mounted on board size 400 x 500 mm (SOLD)

and ‘the puppets lived happily ever after’

The puppets lived happily ever after 2022 Cabinet card, thread and rubber

The end.

p.s i hoped you enjoyed the ‘on the spot, unplanned, fun little silly short story’ if you read between the photos…just for fun, and also because I love to experiment with the titles.

Anyway

I also want to wish you and your loved ones a peaceful & wonderful festive season, happy holidays or calm stay-cations – whatever and however this season brings you joy. Thank you for reading my posts as well as the support and feedback. Much appreciated.

Wishing you health, hope and happiness for 2023! I look forward meeting you here again in January.

Take care

Hannalie

Seeing far…

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Gallery Glen Carlou in Association with Knysna Fine Art & Everard Read are hosting an exhibition and you are invited!

I have two mixed media works included in this exhibition:

For more information or to RSVP please contact the gallery.

Wishing you a fabulous weekend ahead!

Thank you Paris!

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Installation view Booth B12 with Deepest Darkest Gallery

A huge thank you to Deepest Darkest Art Gallery for representing my work at the AKAA (Also Known As Africa) Art Fair in Paris, France!

Venue
Clear skies in Paris

Also a big thank you to everyone who visited the booth and responded to my work! Much appreciated.

Image courtesy of the gallery
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Installation view Image courtesy of the gallery
Deon Redman From Deepest Darkest Gallery talking about my work at the AKAA art fair

All images courtesy of the gallery