As he hurried toward home he saw a great path into the forest…

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As he hurried toward home he saw a great path into the forest 2023 Photographic print, thread and rubber 84 x 59.5 cm Hannalie Taute

“We all have one foot in a fairytale, and the other in the abyss.” – Paulo Coelho

One more week before my solo exhibition opens at MContemporary gallery.

You are invited!

Wishing you a wonderful day.

To receive the preview catalogue or to RSVP for the opening event, please send an email to

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one month to go…(sneak peek)

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What does a Hyena,



unicorns (detail)


Giants (detail)


the strangers (detail)


The Splice girls,

The splice girls (detail)

and Crash-Test Dummies

Crash Test Dummy detail

have in common?


Because they are all well-bred 😉

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 publicizing 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

I am looking forward to present my latest body of work to you this time next month with gallery .MContemporary in Sydney, Australia.

Watch this space!

In the meantime here is a recent studio selfie just to give you an idea of the scale of my work 😉

studio selfie

Did you know:

“The first photographic portrait of a human was taken in 1893 – it was selfies. A little less than two centuries later, 93 million selfies are taken every day by Android users alone. Researchers recently identified a condition defined by an urge to take selfies and upload them to social media at least 6 times a day. They named it ‘Chronic Selfitis’.”

“Selfies can make us feel present at the expense of being present.” -both quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Wishing you a wonderful day, until next time. x


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“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry. And we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their colour.” – Maya Angelou

Diversity Fiber Art Exhibition curated by Dal Botha is an extraordinary satellite exhibition of the South African Quilt Festival featuring artists from across South Africa.

So I am happy to announce that my work “The sly fox a cat and a fish magically appeared’ is included in this exhibition

The sly fox a cat and a fish magically appeared 2022 photographic print, thread and rubber 122 x 87.5 cm Hannalie Taute

This exhibition can be viewed from the 5th of October 2022 until the end of January 2023 at the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch.


for more info please contact Dal Botha at

Thread(ed)…you are invited!

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“The exhibition explores womxn through the work of local artists, either engaging directly with thread, fiber or textile as a medium of expression, or indirectly by referring to the connotations brought forth by the ideas associated with the exhibition title. Loaded with gender connotations and power hierarchies, fiber-based handicrafts such as crochet, embroidery, knitting, macrame, quilting, sewing, or other media referencing ideas and associations to threads provide a fitting platform to examine the roles and representations within and round womxn in our society.” (note from the curators)

I burn better in the dark (detail)

Studio update- Winter 2021

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Whew, July was a strange month: from billionaires in space, to looting in South Africa and more close to home = a broken appliances as well as a traffic fine. Let’s hope August will be peaceful, calm, and things working out without rushing;-)

work in progress

August is my birthday month and I am happy to say that some of my older work will be included in an upcoming exhibition which opens on the same day as my birthday! In celebration I will be giving away this ‘Chocolate bunny” from this exhibition to one lucky person.

This group exhibition is called: Thread(ed): Interlacing womxn in the 21st century, to be held at the Association of Arts, Pretoria from 13 August – 4 September 2021

More details to follow later

But here is a sneak peek:

She does not hold water 63 x 48 cm Cotton thread, batting and rubber, wood- framed (Photographer Kleinjan Groenewald)

I watched a beautiful movie on Netflix called: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, which was inspired by an article featured in Esquire about Mr Rogers. After I watched the movie, I read the article, and I would like to share the following quote which really moved me with you:

Anyway, back to studio news:

The KKNK festival virtual exhibition Amplifica is still showing until the end of August. Here is a short video featuring the curator Dineke van der Walt talking about it:

and here is a video we made in my studio with the works in question:

That’s a wrap for now. Keep calm and keep warm until next time….