Mad as a March Hare…You are invited!

press, Studio news/blog

Alice (in Wonderland): “Who’s to say what is “proper”? What if it was agreed that “proper” was wearing a codfish on your head? Would you wear it?”

Anyway…this is not why I write to you today….

“Then you should say what you mean, the March Hare went on. ‘I do”, Alice hastily replied’ ‘at least I mean what I say – that’s the same thing, you know’. ‘Not the same thing a bit!” said the Hatter. ‘Why, you might just as well say that ‘I see what I eat’ is the same thing as ‘I eat what I see!”. -Lewis Carroll.

I would like to invite you to TWO group exhibitions this month!

Is it “proper” to participate in two exhibitions in the same province, in the same month?

I don’t know if it is ‘proper’ or not, all I know is that I’m feeling blessed.

Alice (in Wonderland): From the moment I fell down that rabbit hole I’ve been told where I must go and who I must be. I’ve been shrunk, stretched, scratched, and stuffed into a teapot. I’ve been accused of being Alice and of not being Alice but this is my dream.

Anyway if you are in the Gauteng area (Pretoria and Johannesburg) on the 7th until the 10th of March 2018… then

YOU ARE INVITED!

and 

Lord Ascot: Charles, you have lost your senses? This picture is impossible.

Charles: Precisely. Gentlemen, the only way to achieve the impossible, is to believe it’s possible.

On that note, I wish you and yours a happy weekend.

I am brainstorming on ways to get myself from the coast to Gauteng for these events, and hope to see you there. fingers crossed. xxx

Advertisements

Angels – group exhibition

Art portfolio- my work, Studio news/blog

Altered pages, with embroidered rubber 2017

Dear friends,

“Angels” a group exhibition at the gallery of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate opens today at 12 o’clock and you are invited if you are in the area:

 

I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
And my destination makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness still another mile
I believe in angels… – lyrics from the song: I have a dream by ABBA

The work “Exit to exist” will also be hanging out with the Angles at the gallery.

Also do pop in for a glass of Angels Tears, if you are in the area, The Wine Estate will be launching their “Angels Tears” wine in conjunction with the exhibition.

 

Invitation: 2017 Rijswijk Textile Biennale

Art portfolio- my work

Dear Friends,

I feel so thrilled and moved that my work will be included in the 2017 Rijswijk Textile Biennial.

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the opening, but for those of you that will be in the Rijswijk area…..

please know that you are invited! x

Recent moments that took my breath away (newsflash)

Art portfolio- my work, Studio news/blog

 

photo credit: Anli Botha

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away” -Unknown

Dear Friends, collueges and fellow bloggers…

Today I am very happy to share the following news with you:

  1. My exhibition: “Stink Afrikaners” from earlier this year at the Woordfees 2016 has been nominated for a Kyknet Fiesta Award for best Visual Art production at an Art festival!
Title: Kruisbestuiwing Medium: Cotton thread, wood and rubber Size: 61 x 31 cm

Title: Kruisbestuiwing
Medium: Cotton thread, wood and rubber
Size: 61 x 31 cm

This is a ‘breathtaking’ moment for me since it is the 3rd time that my work is nominated for this award. (previous years 2012 for “Skeidingsangs” and 2015 for “Rubber ever After”!)

What an honour to be nominated amongst fellow artists like Alex Hamilton, Amanda Botha and Lien Botha!

Congratulations to all - (artwork by Roger Young)

Congratulations to all – (artwork by Roger Young)

AND!

  1. I was recently informed that my work was chosen to represent South Africa at the 2017 Textile Biennial at the Rijswijk Museum in the Netherlands in May 2017! A dream come true!

For more info about previous Biennials:

http://www.museumrijswijk.nl/rtb2015/index.html

I am super excited and overjoyed.

I would like to wish you all a prosperous 2017, and thank you for all the support, encouragement, likes, comments and messages. I appreciate each and everyone.

Best wishes

Exit to exist

Art portfolio- my work
Exit to exist 2016 Found objects, textile, cotton thread and rubber 86 x 35 x 30 cm

Exit to exist 2016 Found objects, textile, cotton thread and rubber 86 x 35 x 30 cm

“The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard defines dread as the knowledge of what you must do to prove you’re free even if it will destroy you…..

….Kierkegaard says the moment we are forbidden to do something, we will do it.  it is inevitable.” Chuck Palahniuk