A friend and fellow artist (who also teaches art at school level) asked me to be interviewed for her new channel/series about South African Artists, which she started recently, to encourage her learners to connect with other artists who are not yet written about in the syllabus. I am looking forward to see how this series develops, and I am honoured to be part of this journey!
“When these children learn about your process, inspiration, and the intentions of your art, they learn to make better art and they deepen their appreciation for what you do. This effort serves to develop our heritage and it certainly creates legacy. You were inspired by artists to do what you do now and those artists that inspired you became cultural icons because they became cannon through being part of the educational curriculum. This process now continues with you.“
How cool is that.
Anyway without further adieu:
if you have any advice for future interviews, feel free to let me know what you think….
I do hope you had a lovely festive season and that you are as excited as I am about what 2017 may hold for all of us.
I was very fortunate to be surrounded by family and friends…old and new.
Tomorrow the school year starts again, which means my routine in the studio will be back to “normal”. I am looking forward to that.
As for new-years resolutions..mine changes constantly, but for now I’d like to quote Marie Curie:
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood”.
With that said….
I would like to share the following video with you. A dear friend visited me early this year and this is what we did:
“If there is any kind of magic in the world …it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something.” Julie Delpy
Besides my ‘fear’ for a camera and my broken spoken English, I appreciate that Hugo van Schalkwyk attempted to “understand” me and then to share a bit of that understanding. It was a interesting learning experience.
I have received the link for the youtube for those who have missed the live version.
I would like to thank Melanie Tait the editor for the link. Thank you Greta Petersen (presenter) and Jorrie van der Walt (camera man) for their patience since this was a first for me. I would also like to thank The Erdmann Contemporary Gallery for the use of their premises.