Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Featured/Spotlighted on the latest StateoftheArt.co.za newsletter!

Online Exclusive: Just Released! New Art by Janet Botes NOW Available

Go to www.StateoftheArt.co.za to buy my new work Swellendam Marloth, part of my Nuances series, or other available artworks

"Swellendam Marloth", 2012, 650mm x 650mm, Limited Edition print on Somerset Velvet Paper

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Found object & rope installation: work in progress - anyone can add to it and/or change it
Arts Lounge, Grahamstown
July 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A quick update on a chilly Grahamstown afternoon

Here is two more examples of the contributions of participants during SAND(SPOOR] at the Arts Lounge in Somerset Street. Each person used natural materials to make a mark, track or spoor onto the canvas.

If you're at the National Arts Festival, DO NOT MISS the 2052 Karoo Art Exhibition at the Baptist Church in Bathurst Street! I visited the exhibition today, spent a considerable amount of time contemplating each artwork, and was truly moved by the artworks and what each artist were expressing through his/her work. The overriding message and theme is that it is the year 2052, and the shale gas in the belly of the Karoo has been obtained through hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking'. A desolate landscape, death, sadness - this is the heritage left by the mining or gas companies.

Although I don't have any photos, I also want to recommend the show "Have you seen me?" by Stellenbosch University. A production with talented actors, dancers and singers, with a moving story/ies and message, I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and was literally moved to tears. Well done, guys!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sand(Spoor] at the Arts Lounge

Photos from the interactive part of my performance/interactive-installation: These were the contributions and creations of the audience, who were invited to express or create a representation, track, mark or spoor of their interpretation, thoughts or insights about the marks we leave on the land.

You can support this project by donating to the Treasure the Karoo Action Group on my GivenGain page: http://www.givengain.com/activist/70796/projects/2603