Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Land Art in Arderne's Garden, Claremont

I am part of a group of artists who meet  in a different place once every month to create site-specific temporary art installations with the materials we find around us. Here's what I created during the August gathering. Want to know more about the gatherings? Read more...






Friday, August 15, 2014

Kingdom Exhibition

On Wednesday I decided to have a look at the Kingdom exhibition at Equus Gallery, on my way back from a meeting in Stellenbosch. The Gallery is situated on the beautiful Cavalli Estate, on the R44 between Syellenbosch and Somerset West. 



I am incredibly glad I went. Not only am I extremely impressed with the artworks exhibited, but I was also blown away by the architecture, the landscaping that utilizes indigenous plants, and the vertical garden outside the gallery. The galllery space is also striking - clean, large open spaces, and a skylight that covers almost the entire ceiling, helping to create an ambience and soft light that compliments the artworks. 


The exhibition on view at the moment, entitled "Kingdom", is a curated collection of artworks inspired by, or representing, the natural kingdom.  Here's a selection of some of my favourite works from the exhibition.

Specimen Three, Rebecca Jones, Paper, wire and thread
Aloes TwoRebecca Jones, Paper and wire 
Towerland, Matthew Hindley, 2014, Oil on canvas, 2 x 2.5 m.



Sunset, Paula van Coller Louw, 2014, Oil on cavnas, 150 x 180cm.
Green Apple, Willie Botha, Fibreglass, 600mm diameter.
Let the Swallows Go, Jaco Sieberhagen, Lasered mild steel and paint, 63.5 x 35 x 13.5cm.
Meeting the Sun, Paula van Coller Louw, 2014, Oil on canvas, 180 x 240 cm.
The Kingdom Come (In me) I, II, III, Victoria du Toit, 2014, Watercolour on Arches paper.
detail from The Kingdom Come (In me) IIVictoria du Toit, 2014, Watercolour on Arches paper.
detail from The Kingdom Come (In me) IIIVictoria du Toit, 2014, Watercolour on Arches paper.
detail from The Kingdom Come (In me) IIVictoria du Toit, 2014, Watercolour on Arches paper.
detail from Rose, Victoria du Toit, 2013, Watercolour on Arches paper.
Saad (Seed)Hanien Conradie, 2012, Oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm.
Melk (Milk) & Saad (Seed), Hanien Conradie, 2012, Oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Will Buy you Time, Nigel Mullins, 2011, Oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm.
Memory Vein, Robin Brown, Innova pigment print 280 gsm, Limited edition of 10.
Bow to Bee, Robin Brown, Innova pigment print 280 gsm, Limited edition of 10.
On a Wing and a Prayer, Robin Brown, Innova pigment print 280 gsm, Limited edition of 10.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fear & Loss - Industrial Karoo

If you're in the area, please support and attend this incredible exhibition curated by Katie Barnard du Toit. I am participating, exhibiting an artwork entitled "Bone Country", which will only be available for view on my website after the opening of the exhibition.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sketch Challenge: day 9 & 10

Day 9


Favourite TV Show
Bones




Day 10

Favourite Candy
I stay away from processed foods as much as possible. After I weaned myself off processed sugar, fruit is sweet enough to satisfy my 'sweet tooth', and now my favourite candy is dates! The Nãkd bar that I sketched on day 3, is also made from dates as main ingredient!




Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sketch Challenge: day 5 - day 8

Day 5

I love all my friends very dearly, and I am also one of the lucky people who married a best friend, but I had to draw a friend who has grown into a sister to me:



Day 6

Favourite book character - Nana, the matriarch from Lawrence Anthony's 'Elephant Whisperer'. 


Day 7

Konstellasie | Constellation



Day 8

Favourite animated character - Garfield!