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W: 434mm x H: 260mm
W: 17" x H: 10"
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My child Khaya reached the age of 18 and attended initiation school. An unusual experience for a mother who comes from an Afrikaner upbringing.
This work was created after I was selected as one of the artists from Nelson Mandela Bay through EPSAC to submit an artwork to SANAVA (South African Association of Visual Arts.
An extraction from the guidelines for the works which had to be submitted:
A cultural bridge to Hyderabad, India
[0x1]The Landscape: Unity and Diversity[0x1] an exhibition of works on paper by selected South African artists
23 July 2010 to 7 August 2010
The year 2010 is a significant year for the South African Indian community, as it marks the 150th year since the first Indians arrived on South African shores. The Director of the Centre for Exposition of World Arts and Culture (CEWAC) in Hyderabad, India, Mr G Kishan Rao, has taken the initiative to reach out to the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA), suggesting a bilateral exchange in the field of the visual arts to commemorate this event.
A word on CEWAC: The Centre is situated in the Chowmohalla Palace, Hyderabad, which served as the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty. The palace is the private property, so we are told, of the Nizam of Hyderabad, and should offer a splendid venue and setting for cultural exchanges between CEWAC and our National Association.
In response to CEWAC[0x1]s invitation, SANAVA and its branch, the Association of Arts Pretoria, are organising an exhibition of works on paper by member artists of SANAVA branches at the Chowmohalla Palace from 23 July to 7 August 2010, as anticipated at this stage. From 1 till 16 September 2010, an exhibition of work by Hyderabad artists will be show-cased at the Mackie Street Gallery of the Association of Arts Pretoria.
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Annette Du Plessis ([0xC2B0]1955, Cape Town , South Africa) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, Du Plessis tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations.
Her artworks directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. With a conceptual approach, she tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.
Her works never shows the complete structure. This results in the fact that the artist can easily imagine an own interpretation without being hindered by the historical reality. By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language, she wants to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.
Her works appear as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role. Annette Du Plessis currently lives in Port Elizabeth .
Highbury Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth, 1993-1994 Wezandla, 1994-1995;
King George Art Gallery, 1994-1998 ~ People, Places, Perspectives (local) ~ GAP ~ EPSAFC;
'People, Places, Perspectives', Traveling of embroidered coat with bones to major Art Galleries throughout South Africa, 1994-1995;
Imvaba Exhibition, 1993, Ichthyology Department, Grahamstown, 1994 Dakawa, Grahamstown, 1994, 1997, 1998;
Eastern Cape Department Arts and Culture ~ selected artworks, 1997, ~ selected Eastern Cape artists, 'Land History and Self', 1998 at Dakawa, Grahamstown ~ selected Eastern Cape artists, Greenacres and Wezandla;
Wezandla 'Pendula Women's Art Exhibition', Port Elizabeth, 1995; Human Rights Exhibition, UPE & Dower College, Port Elizabeth, 1997-1998;
'The Rebirth of Art ', Centenary, UPE, Port Elizabeth, 1997-1998;
Le Broc, Vancouver, Canada, textile tapestry, 1998;
Women's Art Exhibition, King Edward Hotel, Port Elizabeth, 1999; Partnership Port Elizabeth & Goteborg, 'Face to Face Exhibition', in Goteborg, 2000;
Dammetjies Business Consultants, Port Elizabeth, Local artist exhibition, 2005;
Artists in Transition, Red Location Museum, Port Elizabeth, 2006/7;
Port Elizabeth contemporary artists, Red Location Museum , Port Elizabeth, 2007/8;
HIV/AIDS embroidered art with found objects, 'No Name Fever', Red Location Museum, Port Elizabeth, 2007 - 2009;
Dorelle Sapere, Annette du Plessis & Pine Pienaar Photographer group, ARTEC, Port Elizabeth, 2010;
RE.SPONSE,Ex NMMU students, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum (Port Elizabeth) & William Humphries Gallery (Kimberley), 2010;
A Cultural Bridge - India/ South Africa, "Land Unity & Diversity", Pretoria Art Museum, 2010;
pARTNERS, Ron Belling Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth, 2017;
Art & Eastern Cape Artists, Athenaeum Port Elizabeth, 2011;
Vice Chancellor's Permanent Exhibition, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth;
Goteborg Arts and Culture Department (Headoffice), Sweden, Permanent Exhibition
Port Elizabeth Technikon
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