A homage in drawing, painting and collage to David Attenborough at 91

A solo exhibition by Katrin Coetzer

With warmth and charm the British broadcaster and naturalist introduced generations to the wonders of the natural world. This collection of images is a visual response of gratitude to his work and the mystery and richness he has given us access to via the TV screen. Attenborough has laid bare the extraordinariness of our planet and continues to do so with great whispered enthusiasm. His fascination precedes our own and this makes him a most compelling muse.

In this deeply uncomfortable extended moment in which it seems humanity is surely headed for ecological armageddon it should follow that our perception of the natural world as an unlimited untouched wilderness must change and be replaced with an understanding that acknowledges its vulnerability and our critical role in it. The natural world as subject matter takes on new meaning in the modern context. The predictable nostalgia and romanticism of landscape imagery now too represents the idea of creeping loss.

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A collection of prints by Tara Deacon specifically produced for Salon Ninety One. Tara lives in Berlin and produced these prints while visiting Cape Town.

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Tara Deacon is a South African illustrator and painter whose work explores the naive and simple nature of everyday observations. Her curious nature to play with colours and how they work with one another in a composition express a cohesive flavour of optimism. Her illustrations are brought to life in an array of bright and vibrant colours using gouache and an endless supply of unwashed paint palettes. She currently lives and works in Berlin where she works on editorial and commercial illustration projects in London, South Africa and Berlin.

Selected projects and exhibitions: 2018 – Close to Home, Solo Exhibition, Ahem Art Collective, Cape Town; Wallflower, Group exhibition, Ground Art Caffe, Cape Town. 2017 – Oranges & Bananas, risoprint showcase, T12 Atelier, Berlin. 2016 – It’s in my Naive Nature, Solo Exhibition, ERD u. FEUER, Berlin.






Salon Ninety One would like to thank all our generous clients who supported us in purchasing work from the Trees Make Forests end-of-year charity exhibition. We would also like to make a special mention of all the Artists who participated in the show:

Amber Moir
Andrew Sutherland
Berry Meyer
Black Koki
Carla Kreuser
Cathy Layzell
Donna Solovei
Gabrielle Raaff
Georgina Berens
Gerhard Human
Hanien Conradie
Heidi Fourie
Jaco Haasbroek
Jade Klara
Jeanne Hoffman
Katrine Claassens
Kirsten Beets
Kirsten Lilford
Kirsten Sims
Lara Feldman
Maaike Bakker
Mareli Esterhuizen
Maria Lebedeva
Matthew Prins
Maximillian Goldin
Mieke Van Der Merwe
Natasha Norman
Paul Senyol
Peter Claassens
Sean Gibson
Zarah Cassim

Your hard work and generosity has enabled us to raise R49500 in the name of the Peninsula School Feeding Association. The funds raised from Trees Make Forests will enable the PSFA to provide 110 learners affected by poverty that attend Stormont Madubela Primary in Nyanga, with two daily nutritious meals for an entire year! This goes to show that we can all come together to make a difference like trees becoming a forest.


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