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  • Opperman, Johann (2021)
    Through my creative processes, I meet the challenge of evoking a sense of place and navigating the unfolding time of faraway countries visited. I am influenced by the richness of the fabrics that I love in these spaces, ...
  • Miller, Gwenneth (Unisa Art Gallery, 2021-12-07)
    The exhibition “Gills of other creatures” set out to visually explore the problem of living with death experience in my own struggle to move beyond mourning. The search developed from a previous exhibition, “Enfolding”, ...
  • Filita, Sango (2021)
    This body of work Isikhuni Sibuya Nomkhwezele, translated as ‘Burning firewood is managed by the one manning the fire’ is triggered by problems emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing some of the socio-political ...
  • Krajewska, Ania (2021)
    The series of artworks, A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Compiled upon a New Plan interrogates Western epistemology’s overreliance on categorization and reacts against framing and hierarchical approach to the world at ...
  • MOSAKO, Daniel Rankadi (UNISA ART Gallery, 2021-11-07)
    I used the concept of resilience and mental health as my interpretation of ”Uncanny stories” resulting in three large digital prints and a triptych forming a monumental action drawing. The context of ‘Resilience’ can ...
  • Hetta, Pieterse (Hetta Pieterse, 2021-12-07)
    My `Soft Targets’ series of works aim to protest against South Africa’s harrowing levels of gender-based violence. Intimate partner violence in domestic spaces is suggested across a set of eleven prints, of which seven ...
  • Dreyer, Elfriede (edg2020 Gallery, Johannesburg, 2021)
    My main conceptual preoccupation has been focused on worldmaking discourses and the ideologies of place and space. Central concepts are utopia, dystopia and heterotopia as nuances of a family of constructions around place, ...
  • Matrix 
    Dreyer, Elfriede (Gallery at Glen Carlou; Pretoria Arts Association, 2021)
    In the Matrix series of works, the idea of an ‘other’ space is presented: Simulated, embodied and different to the experienced, physical real. The idea of a matrix is connected to simulation and illusion, and it is presented ...
  • Miller, Gwenneth (2019)
    In the work “Black tears and the sea” (2019), a photograph of an unusually quiet sea on a hazy, grey day, was digitally overlaid with glass drops. The title recalls the idea of dark tears, a murky bodily fluid, as if quoting ...
  • Miller, Gwenneth; Miller, Gwenneth (2020)
    These artworks are images of witnessing transient life and speak of our incredible ability of finding beauty in the moment, even during profound trauma. When completely at a loss for words, intense observation becomes a ...
  • Miller, Gwenneth; Miller, Gwenneth (2020)
    The work is developed from photographs of details of life-preserving equipment, such a s IV drips, monitors, electric wiring and tubes. Indian ink drawing overlays a collaged print of a laboratory from the archives of Dr ...
  • Miller, Gwenneth (2020)
    Dark tones of black and Indigo saturates the surface of these paintings to evoke the melanchholic mood. The phrases “We know how to build a dam” and “To stop a river from flowing”, used as titles of two small paintings, ...
  • Enfolding 
    Miller, Gwenneth (2020)
    The series of artworks formed part of a project, "Enfolding" that researched memory embedded in folds and layers; captured in sites and objects. Painterly marks and stains express the nature of memory to be detailed at ...
  • Luneburg, Nathani (2020-11)
    Creatures of Home (2020) consists of eight framed pen and ink portrait drawings of my childhood dogs, dressed in human clothing and posing against patterned backgrounds. The backgrounds are drawn digitally with the Photoshop ...
  • Miller, Gwenneth (2019)
    The small ink sketch formed part of a larger body of work in the exhibition “Enfolding”. The work simply captures the whirlpool of folded sheets at the foot of the hospital bed. The lines and patterns traced the physical ...
  • Miller, Gwenneth (2020)
    “The thread of all sorrows” was compiled from digitally cropped details from various Renaissance paintings portraying lamentation. The concepts of this work and the ink drawing "Sorrow" recognise that the experience of ...
  • Sorrow 
    Miller, Gwenneth (2020)
    The drawing was presented as port of solo exhibition titled: “Enfolding”, which finds an echo in Gilles Deleuze' (1993) writing on The fold. The ink drawing "Sorrow" developed as an extension of the print work “The thread ...
  • Miller, Gwenneth (2020)
    “The knot that cannot be untangled” (2020) developed from an end-of-life experience. Moving between the edges of known and unknown, I explored the folds in a hospital bed sheet, and the sense of returning to a universe of ...
  • Miller, Gwenneth (2020)
    The first section of the ink drawing's title "Forest for my love" originates from the physical site of a park where trees were planted as an act of remembrance. The series of artworks reflect on healing rituals and ethic ...
  • Miller, Gwenneth (2020)
    The ink drawing depicts impressions of a hospital room and details of life-preserving equipment, such a s IV drips, a monitor, electrical wiring and a wash bowl. Central to the composition is a suggestion of a veiled figure ...

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