So What?

So What?! Above: 40rty by swany (2016) OK, so here is probably the most uncomfortable lesson, art as an academic pursuit has presented me with: the “so what?” lesson. “So what?” is uncomfortable because it immediately makes you aware of the dissonance within your world and you cannot help but find yourself outside of your [...]

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Labour of Love

LABOUR OF LOVE: The phrase is often used when viewing artists work. The meaning is given to be a task done for pleasure, not reward. Implicit in that phrase are 3 things – time, hardship/opposition and extreme personal involvement. Linking them all is the artist’s commitment or investment to a specific project.  What you have [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:16:00+00:00November 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Labour of Love

Nine Days

So if you have been keeping up you will be aware that last week I had the opening of my new (joint) exhibition: Anima/Animus. What you will not be aware of is all the other hecticness I have had going on simultaneously. It has been nine days of extreme! Now I don’t want to say [...]

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Academia

Wow, so my academic year has finally wound down...and it has been one helluva year! 1) I completed my degree and registered for my masters. 2) I was appointed as mentor lecturer at my university. By the way, and this is so weird: I have also taught at both the primary and secondary schools I [...]

By |2014-12-04T10:44:23+00:00December 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Academia

Walkabout and Invitation to Students Exhibition

I recently conducted an artist walkabout for my Souty works which were part of the G1K1 exhibition. While in the artSPACE durban Gallery I took the opportunity to meet with, and to speak to some of my students regarding their exam work which will be installed in the same space.  Whilst sitting speaking to them [...]

By |2014-11-19T15:17:14+00:00November 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Walkabout and Invitation to Students Exhibition