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W: 250mm x H: 300mm x D: 30mm
W: 10" x H: 12" x D: 1"
Approx. Weight: 1kg
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About "Raindance 4"
It often touches me when I see kids, living in some of the most desperate situations of poverty, war and social meltdown, yet they still have a carefree joyfulness about the way they play. One of the sayings I live by is:
[0x1]Life isn[0x1]t about waiting for the storm to pass, it[0x1]s about learning to dance in the rain.[0x1]
In their case, the storm may never pass, and yet they make the best of it[0x1] many of us in much better situations could learn from these kids!
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I love expressing my reaction to what I see around me in bold loose brushstrokes and vibrant colours, sometimes abstract, sometimes not! My themes and the way I express them vary widely, but I am preoccupied with the plight of women and children in Africa, and a love for architecture and nature also feature often. I used to work mainly in oils, but also use photography and collage to express ideas. The latest series of work uses encaustic. The melted wax brings a wonderful dimension of transparency and texture to the work.
Ceramics: between 1985 and 1990, many group exhibions at regional and National level with APSA.
Ceramics: October 1990 Solo at Eastern Cape Society of Fine Arts
Photography: 1999 solo at Creative Designs Gallery, Port Elizabeth
Painting: 2002-now many Group Exhibitions (both open and ajudicated) at Blyth Fine Art, Cuyler Street, artEC/EPSAC, the Athenaeum Nelson Mandela Bay, Rick Bekker, Montage, Kuhne Boekkooi and Lipschitz Gallery in Plettenberg Bay, Leisure Isle Gallery in Knysna and VOA in Cape Town.
May 2006 Solo at Kuhne Boekkooi Gallery, PE
June 2007 Solo at Kuhne Boekkooi Gallery, PE
October 2007 Solo at Anne Bryant Art Gallery, East London
Feb 2008 Historic Port Elizabeth at EPSAC, PE
March 2008 War and Peace at Cuyler Street Gallery, PE
Nov 2009 4 Women at EPSAC, PE with Esme Goosen, Rina Badenhorst and Roma Cloete.
International painting Exhibition 2010 at Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
June/July 2012: Alone:together with Jimmy Ndlovu and Ayanda Mji at National Arts Festival in Grahamstown
March 2013: on the (t)horns of a dilemma, Protecting what we value at artEC with Dorelle Sapere.
June/July 2013: Alone:together Again with Jimmy Ndlovu, Litha Ncokazi and Ayanda Mji at National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
June/July 2014: Don't Fence me in at National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
June/July 2015: Locking Horns with Earth and Sky with Donve Branch and Stephanie Liebetrau at National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
June/July 2016: UnLocking Horns with Donve Branch and Stephanie Liebetrau at National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
June/July 2017: UnLocking Horns with Donve Branch and Stephanie Liebetrau at National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
Featured in book "Art and Artists of the Eastern Cape" published by MBDA, 2011
Work in many private and corporate collections both in SA and overseas, including the World Bank and William Humphreys Art Gallery in Kimberley.
Geology, Maths, chemistry, also diploma in ceramic science
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