The Treachery of Images

The Belgian surrealist painter, René Magritte, he of the infamous “pipe” painting: "Ceci n'est pas une pipe", "This is not a pipe", in equally obtuse fashion, apparently said to someone asking him to explain what he meant by one of his works, “if could do that I wouldn’t need to paint them”.   Now Magritte [...]

By |2015-07-20T06:11:25+00:00July 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Treachery of Images

The Presence Of An Artist

As my Anima-Animus exhibition draws to a close I am preparing frantically for my next one (I told you this year was a hectic one!). It will be a small solo (8 works) called: Prick! Subverting the Stitch. It will be a mixture of old and new works all involving embroidery and stitching. And as [...]

By |2015-06-30T07:24:30+00:00June 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Presence Of An Artist

d’Urban d’Art Exchange

  Last Friday I attended a prize giving at local exhibition where I had taken part in a group exhibition/art competition. There were approximately 100 entries and a lot of renown artists of the city and surrounds had submitted pieces. Needless to say I had no expectations of placing anywhere although I did like my [...]

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These Hips Don’t Lie

                In 1977 the "Dance Movie" exploded on to the silverscreen with Grease and Saturday Night Fever. Both starred Johnny Travolta, and he immediately replaced my then idol, Elvis Presley. I'm speaking of the young Elvis though, not the pudgy, jumpsuited Vegas Elvis! The truth was, I never wanted to [...]

By |2013-06-03T06:15:48+00:00May 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on These Hips Don’t Lie

My Fourth Year Gallery Exhibition: Stage Two – The Process Of ART

So the first semester of my honours year of art studies is almost done. I only have an art practices proposal to hand in, my Spanish exam to complete and it is done, and then onto second semester where the workload increases three-fold! Last week we had our lecturers down in Durban for five days [...]

By |2013-09-02T06:27:45+00:00April 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Fourth Year Gallery Exhibition: Stage Two – The Process Of ART

My Fourth Year Gallery Exhibition: Stage One

As I have mentioned in a previous post I am at the moment in the process of contemplating, researching and conceptualizing my area of study for my practical work for the final year of my art degree. Documentation of this process is vital and takes place largely in a workbook. Here are some images from [...]

By |2013-03-02T10:32:07+00:00February 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments