Rocky Shore clean up a great success

Photographer: Desiree Schirlinger

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Kalk Bay to Muizenberg beach clean up on held Sunday 14 April

11 times South African freediving record holder, Hanli Prinsloo of the I Am Water Trust in collaboration with Salon 91 Contemporary Art Collection, organized a well-supported beach clean-up along the rocky shore from Kalk Bay to Muizenberg on Sunday 14 April. The I Am Water beach clean up which forms a part of the SAMSA SEA Pledge Saldanha to Sodwana Tour, not only made that stretch of coastline more appealing to the people that live there, but also saved the lives of countless fish, mammals and birds that call the ocean their home.

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The usual Sunday strollers expressed great appreciation for the teams efforts for removing the well-hidden and lodged rubbish which was stuck between the rocks.

“Like so many of you, I am so proud to live here, so thank you for helping to keep our home clean!” said Prinsloo to the gathered troops. Monique Du Preez, the gallery director for Salon 91, joined the fight armed with her bright blue rubbish bag and matching rubber gloves. “Every year in December we chose a local charity to support with profits made from an appropriately themed exhibition at the gallery,” explained Du Preez, “We chose to support I Am Water last year, their work with teaching underprivileged children how to swim as well as their dugong project really appealed to us, we were proud to have raised just over R20 000 for them.”

Joining in the clean-up were also representatives from the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), an Eastern Cape based charity that along with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) are currently on the SAMSA SEA Pledge Saldanha to Sodwana Tour. For four weeks the team will be touring South Africa’s coast line and spreading the word of coastal conservation to everyone from young school children to the various mayors and dignitaries along the way.

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Supported by Hanli and the I Am Water trust, the SST will be holding various educational beach activities for children and adults of all ages to partake in at 15 stops along our coastline. Members of the public are encouraged to join in and make their very own SEAPledge, a written or verbal promise about how they plan on making a difference to our oceans – even committing to arrange one of their own beach clean ups.

“We need to pick up all this plastic or else the sea creatures will eat it and die,” explained seven year old Miles Dickering as he bagged another discarded plastic water bottle. A perfectly accurate statement, as more than 100 000 marine creatures a year are found dead due to plastic entanglement. Aside from this, approximately one million sea birds fall victim to ingesting plastic.

“Plastic never really biodegrades,” said beach cleaner and environmental educator Jacklyn Stephenson, “It just gets smaller and smaller, where it causes even more damage by entering the fish’s gills, getting filtered by mussels , eaten by birds and much more. We’re messing up the ecosystem that’s keeping us alive.”

“We would like to thank the City of Cape Town and Solid Waste Management for their support supplying the large blue rubbish bags and for removing over 50 bags of rubbish collected off the rocks by our team,” commented Prinsloo.

I Am Water, SST and Salon 91 all share the same vision of wanting protected and cared for coastlines and oceans. The simple act of picking up a rogue plastic bag could mean the difference between life and death for a sea creature just metres away from you.

Please visit www.iamwater.co.za to learn about the work done by Hanli and her team and www.sst.org.za to learn more about the coastal tour.

 

Join I AM WATER and SALON 91 for a fun COASTAL CLEANUP!

 

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During December and January Salon91 hosted the ‘I’d rather be swimming’ group exhibition in association with the I AM WATER ocean conservation trust.Salon91 and its artists donated 10% of all sales of artworks to the I AM WATER conservation trust. Part of the proceeds will go towards a beach clean-up project and the rest will be put to excellent use in supporting their other amazing projects – see: www.iamwater.co.za/projects/.

The exhibition was a huge success and we would like to extend a big thank you to all the artists and people who supported the show by purchasing works. We also would like to invite any ocean & / art lovers to be a part of the beach clean up project…

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The rocks along the boardwalk from Kalk Bay to Muizenberg tend to pick up a lot of trash, which is extremely harmful to the environment and marine life, so join us on SUNDAY 14 APRIL to hop, skip and jump along the rocks, keeping our ocean clean!

Meet at Kalk Bay Reef Parking Lot on Main Road (next to the Kalk Bay Garden Shop) at 9 am. City of Cape Town SOLID WASTE are supplying clean-up bags, so just bring your family, friends, sun block or rain coat whatever the weather, walking shoes and ocean love!

We will finish in Muizenberg around 11 and either walk or take the train back to the parking lot in Kalk Bay!

See you in Kalk Bay!

Hanli, Monique and the I AM WATER/ SALON 91 Teams!

 

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I’D RATHER BE SWIMMING

01.12.12 – 26.01.2013

‘I‘d Rather Be Swimming’ End of year Group Salon in association with the  I AM WATER ocean conservation trust, featuring some Salon91 favourites as well as some fresh all-new local talent.

As passionate Ocean lovers, I AM WATER, founded by champion freediver Hanli Prinsloo, strives to share the joy aquatic with as wide an audience as possible. With the help of Salon 91 water will once again take centre stage, as it should! We are all Water, and we all share the opportunity and challenge to protect our last wilderness beneath the waves. The I am Water Ocean Conservation Trust aims to do this through education and awareness, spreading the love and protection of the oceans through introducing South Africans from all walks of life to the ocean environment & important conservation issues.

Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe, best known for her beautiful swimmer sculptures, which were installed at the Sea Point Promenade until recently, will be the guest speaker at the opening.

Salon91 &  I AM WATER will be hosting a beach clean up on Sunday the 20th of January 2013 at 10:00 am. We would love for the Salon91 community & everyone who appreciates nature, art or the ocean to get involved. Please contact us on info@salon91.co.za if you would like to help out.

Artists to be participating in ‘I’d rather be swimming’:

Adam Shear
Adrie Le Roux
Alice Edy
Alice Toich
Ben Winfield
Bruce Mackay
Cameron Richards
Candace Di Talamo
Carla Kreuser
Carlo Milandri
Caroline Mackintosh
Christiaan Conradie
Clinton Osbourn
Donna Solovei
Dylan Culhane
Elsabé Milandri
Elise Wessels
Elize Vossgatter
Emalie Bingham
Emily Jane Long
Fred Clark
Gabby Raaff
Galia Gluckman
Hugh Byrne
Ian Engelbrecht
Jaco Haasbroek
Jade Klara
Jean de Wet
Johke
Jo O’Connor
Justin Southey
Katrin Coetzer
Katrine Claassens
Kirsten Beets
Kirsten Lilford
Kirsten Sims
Lara Feldman
Lisa Firer
Lorraine Loots
Lucie Demoyencourt
Lucinda Mudge
Maaike Bakker
Maria Lebedeva
Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe
Mariëtte Bergh
Marlise Keith In association with Brundyn + Gonsalves
Mia Chaplin
Michael Tymbios
Michele Rolstone
Nicola DeJager
Pascal Paquette
Paul Senyol
Rebecca Haysom
Rikus Ferreira
Rohan Etsebeth
Sarah Pratt
Shan Fischer
Simon Berndt
Susana Paez
Swain Hoogervorst
Warren Lewis
You’ve Changed
Zelda Weber
& more…

 

Artworks – selected overview:

 

Exhibit Images:

Photos by David Hecker

 

Opening night:

 

Caroline Mackintosh

Caroline Mackintosh was born in Cape Town in 1987. Between 2006 and 2008 she studied her BAFA at Michaelis after which she transferred to a BSC in Property Studies where she obtained her Degree. Caroline has always been interested in the portrayal of those around her, creating images that hold a sense of nostalgia. But Since graduating she has been fully focused on her photography both personally and professionally

For the past year Caroline has been working on two projects, her main body of work, consisting of a series of underwater Nudes where she experiments with the manipulation and distortion through reflections. As well as a youth portrait story called “Sparkling and broken”.

Caroline first exhibited her work earlier this year in the “This is film Exhibition” held by Orms “and is currently exhibiting her latest work in the group show “Id rather be swimming” at Salon 91 (2012) .

Christiaan Conradie

Christiaan Conradie was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1984 and currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. He received an Art Direction and Design diploma from the Red and Yellow School of Logic and Magic in 2007. Christiaan has recently held a solo exhibition at the Casa Verdi Gallery Space in Barcelona, Spain (2012). His works are housed in the collections of Jacques Le Bast (private art collector and patron of the arts), Ed Roland (lead vocalist of American rock band Collective Soul), Stef Bos (International Folk Singer and Poet) and Mike Joubert (Former MD Levi Strauss, Southern Africa).

Elise Wessels

Elise Wessels is a Cape Town based artist inspired by the possibilities of fine line work and its application in the world of illustration. After spending two and a half years at the Am I Collective studio she now works independently. Her work was included in the finalist selection of ABSA L’Atelier 2008, and she has participated over the last three years in group shows with Am I Collective and Salon 91, including ‘Spookasem’ (January 2010) and ‘If you let yourself love a wild thing’ (December 2011). She completed her Visual Arts Honours degree through the University of South Africa.

Gabrielle Raaff

Gabrielle Raaff is a painter whose subjects are subtle and nuanced, avoiding neat categorization and tending instead towards fluidity and allusion. Throughout her works she engages the relationship of the individual to the crowd in the urban landscape. The delicate conceptual space of the material qualities of ink, watercolour and oil defines her practice that consistently challenges a sense of visual surety.

Raaff’s latest body of work sees an emphasis placed on the emotive quality of the brushstroke loaded with watery paint. In some paintings the form and the landscape are brought together whereas in others the subject is severed from its context, leaving forms stranded or floating in white space.

Raaff’s visual references are photographic, drawn from local neighbourhood newspapers or her family’s pictures. One type of reference is impersonal and the other deeply nostalgic. These two states merge within the final painting where, as is characteristic of her work, the picture plane repeatedly asserts itself against the pull of illusionism. The recognisable image arises and then dissolves in the terrain of the painting. With minimal description and often very little paint, Raaff reveals just enough visual evidence to springboard an idea. Her work’s seduction lies within its suggestiveness.

Exhibitions | Awards | Residencies

2018 – Cape Town Art Fair, Smith Gallery. 2017 – ‘Trail’ (solo) Smith Gallery, Cape Town; ‘Lady Garden,’ Cavalli Gallery, Somerset West; ‘Nano. 1.2,’ Barnard Gallery, Cape Town; ‘Field,’ Salon 91 Gallery, Cape Town; ‘Salad,’ Smith Gallery Summer Show, Cape Town. 2016 – ‘Nano 1’ Barnard Gallery, Cape Town; ‘Paper is You III,’ Salon 91 Gallery. 2015 – ‘Night Watch’ (solo) Salon 91 Gallery; ‘However,’ Art Hun Gallery, London; Aperture Gallery, Paris; ‘Winter Show’ and ‘Empire’ at Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town; Turbine Art Fair with Salon 91 Gallery, Johannesburg. 2014 – Rotterdam Art Fair, The Netherlands; Turbine Art Fair with Salon 91, Johannesburg; Scintilla: An Alchemy Show at Commune 1 Gallery, Cape Town; Paper is You II, group show, Salon 91, Cape Town. 2011 – Realm at Salon91, Cape Town; People at Chagan Contemporary, London; Paper Is You, group show, Salon 91, Cape Town. 2009 – In Our Midst (solo) at The Muti Gallery, Cape Town. 2008 – Periphery (solo) at These Four Walls, Cape Town. 2007 – Finalist exhibition, Spier Contemporary Art Awards. 1998 – Unplugged at Rembrandt Van Rijn Gallery, Johannesburg.

 

 

Jade Klara

Jade Klara uses a wide range of materials to give form to her limitless imagination. All her works revolve around the narrative potential of the image. She works with picture and text in paint, neon, print or digital painting to articulate soft focus worlds of strange magic and beauty. Her work has been described as whimsical, graphic, slick and dark, centered around the transformative potential of the concept of magic to change or rearticulate the everyday. It is the polarising potential of a narrative that she strives to find, so you are always likely to see a bit of melancholy amidst the beauty or satire in the commonplace. A sense of childhood and transience, love and loss is central to her work with deep companionship between her characters a pervading theme. Overall she routes for the aesthetic underdog to flavour her beauty out of potential boredom. Klara works from her studio in Woodstock. She graduated with a B.A from UCT (2003) and a B.A from Vega (2007). She has exhibited in galleries in London, Los Angeles, Portland and Cape Town. She also does work for various commercial clients.

Selected Exhibitions: 2017 – AO group show, Salon91, Oracle group show, Salon 91. 2016 – Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; Stellar Group show, Salon 91. 2015 – This is The Place, collaborative group exhibition at Salon91; Golden Haze, Salon91. 2014 – Those Who Wander, Salon91; Home is Wherever I’m with you, Salon91; 2013 – The Witching Hour, Salon91; I’d Rather be Swimming, Salon91. 2011 – If You Let Yourself Love a Wild Thing, Salon91; Guten Tag, A Word of Art Gallery, Cape Town. 2010 – WTF is Low brow, London Miles Gallery, London; Salon Summer Show, Salon91; Illustrious, Compound Gallery, Portland OR; Spookasem, Salon91. 2009 – Way of Flow, C.A.V.E Gallery, Los Angeles; Candy coated canvas, London Miles Gallery, London.

 

Katrine Claassens

Katrine Claassens is a painter from Cape Town, South Africa. She has a degree in Visual Arts from Stellenbosch University and master’s degree in Climate Change from the University of Cape Town. After graduating from her first degree she lived between Quebec and France developing her artistic practice before moving back to South Africa in 2012.

Her paintings reflect her interests in climate change, deep ecology, urban ecology, internet memes and Persian miniatures. Claassens recently received her masters degree in Climate Change and Development. She writes: “I want to make work about climate change, something that keeps me up at night, but often find myself at a loss of how to express my thoughts and feelings about it. Working in the climate change sector, I have found that (understandably) frenzied mitigation and adaptation efforts have left little time for mourning, remembering and witnessing loss that we are experiencing. I try to create breathing space for these things in my paintings.”

Selected Projects & Exhibitions: 2016 – Oracle group exhibition at Salon91; Welcome To The Internet I Will Be Your Guide (solo) 99 Loop Gallery; Reverie, AGOG Gallery; Artemisia, DF Contemporary; Imago Mundi, Pratt Institute; Travel, 10&5, That Art Fair. 2015 – The Persistence of Memory, Untitled Studios; The Grand II, Rust-en-Vrede; Golden Haze, Salon91. 2014 – Fresh Produce, Turbine Art Fair; Five Wolves No Pigs, Montreal. 2013 – Between The Blue Swimming Pools, Association of Visual Arts (solo); Muse, Casa Labia; Fissure, Commune1; In Good Company, Irma Stern Museum Gallery; Home is Wherever You Are, Salon91. 2012 – Die Landskap van Vrouwees, Grevilleas Gallery, Shoes From Chinese Ships, Salon91, I’d Rather Be Swimming, Salon91. 2011 – The Jacaranda Girls and Other Stories, Salon91 (solo). 2009 – The Birds/ Les Oiseaux, Cheap as Candy, Syndrome, Montreal (solo). 2008 -Sasol New Signatures Exhibition, Pretoria Arts Museum; ABSA Atelier, ABSA Gallery. 2007 – Greatest Hits, AVA Gallery;Timo Smuts Art Prize, University of Stellenbosch Gallery. Collections: Africana Special Section at Stellenbosch University’s JS Gericke Library, Stellenbosch; Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, Atlanta.;Spier Collection, Stellenbosch.

Kirsten Lilford

“My work is about trying to make sense of a reality, whether it is my own or someone else’s.” Images are vehicles. In Lilford’s paintings, her images speak not just about one family, but about the aspirations of a white middleclass South Africa as a whole. By using family photographs, Lilford allows a shift to occur from the private and the public. The original historical background of the photographic source no longer becomes important because the image is no longer a representation of a real world, but an interpretation of that world. Lilford’s subject and experience may be of the white middle-class in South Africa but her paintings are anything but sympathetic to that reality. The darkened painted spaces and isolation of figures in her landscape belie a privilege and vulnerability of such bourgeoisie ease. There is something inherently unremarkable about the homogeneity of white South African suburbia that Lilford has managed to identify as significant, even sinister, in her works. Her latest paintings take the figures into new contexts, which appear to be the artist’s way of distancing her subject from the trappings of their class, but her explorations only serve to reveal their identity again and again in new ways. Some of these works powerfully suggest the presence of a character by cleverly and deliberately omitting the figure from the composition. Lilford is currently completing her MFA at the University of Cape Town.

Selected Projects & Exhibitions: 2016 – Nano, group show at Barnard Gallery, Cape Town; Soil(ed) MFA exhibition, postgraduate collaboration with Michaelis School of Fine Art and the University of Pretoria; Group Collection, Otomys Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. 2015 – Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; Surface, emerging painters at Barnard Gallery, Cape Town. 2014 – Distance at Salon91. 2013 – Small Canvas Project, The Benetton Collection, Venice, Italy. 2012 – The Quiet, solo exhibition at Salon91. 2011 – Sunday, graduate exhibition at Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town. 2009 – Infecting the City, Cape Town Art Festival.

Awards: 2016 – National Research Fund (NRF); Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Award. 2015 – McIver Award.

 

 

Links:

‘7 Emerging Contemporary Painters You Need To Know About’

Kirsten Lilford: http://10and5.com/2014/07/02/7-emerging-contemporary-painters-you-need-to-know-about/

 

Lara Feldman

‘I am intensely interested in the everyday, in what surrounds me, capturing fleeting moments and feelings in time and moving from figurative to non-figurative subject matter.’

Born in Cape Town, 1972, Lara currently lives and works in the city. After her decision to exit Michaelis in 1990, she entered the world of graphic and interior design but eventually decided to navigate her way towards painting again. It is here that she nurtures her expression.

Focusing on mood and color, she works primarily in oils. Lara’s work is housed in collections all over the world.

Selected Projects & Exhibitions: 2018 – In Their Nature, a solo exhibition at Chandler House. 2017 – Trees Make Forests, a group exhibition at Salon91. 2016 – Oracle, a group exhibition at Salon91; Spirit of Irma, group exhibition at Irma Stern Museum; Space Between, group show at The Cape Town Jewish Museum; Under 18’s Only, at Association of Visual Arts; Cape Town Art Fair with Smith Studio. 2015 – Summer Salon, at Association of Visual Arts; Resonance of Wonder, a group exhibition at The Cape Town Jewish Museum; Sanlam Portrait 100 at Irma Stern Museum; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2014 – Golden Haze; group exhibition at Salon91. 2013 – Roadscapes, a solo exhibition at AVA Gallery; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; Collections and Archives, group show at Salon91. 2012 – I’d Rather Be Swimming, a group exhibition at Salon91. 2011 – Figuring Difference, group show at Salon91. 2010 – Transition, Emergence & The Parts In Between, solo exhibition at Salon91. 2007 – Glimpses, solo exhibition at Gerard Cloete Gallery.

 

Maaike Bakker

Maaike Bakker, born 1986 is visual artist and illustrator working with various drawing,
sculpture and installation based mediums as well as digitally with regards to her illustration
based work. Bakker’s practice explores limitations imposed by systems or structures and
aims to determine at which point such structures may become excessive and irrelevant,
ultimately exploring futility.

Her work also sets out to introduce a variety of abstract visual languages that start
infiltrating each others ‘space’, disrupting their original expression and developing an
abstract dialogue which takes on a sort of visual broken telephone.

Maaike has participated in a number of group exhibitions at Salon91, and in April 2012 collaborated with Louis Minnaar on a two-person illustration show, titled, The River, at the gallery. Selected recent group shows include: Oracle (Salon 91, December 2016); Stellar (Salon 91, December 2015); Joburg, Joburg (Johannesburg Art Gallery, JHB, March 2014); Mega Bonanza-Maybe you just have bad taste (Kalashnikovv Gallery, JHB, August 2013); Et al. (Nirox Projects, JHB, April 2013); Re-sampled (Absa Gallery, JHB, November 2012); Hanging Gardens (KKNK, 2012); and Untitled (Long Street Art Lovers 1972, Pretoria, August 2012). During November 2013, Maaike had a Solo exhibition, titled, Now museum | Now you don’t, as part of her Master’s degree, at the Nirox Projects (JHB). Besides creating her own work, Maaike also teaches design and illustration, participates in public art projects, and is a practicing art curator. Bakker enjoys introducing bright colours to her works and attempts to introduce the viewer to ‘the unseen familiar’ in her illustrations. Her work explores ‘what ifs’ and introduces scenery from an alternative reality, one where laws, such as gravity, can be toyed with and general norms are abstracted and challenged.

Mariëtte Bergh

“Images start off as energy that gain shape through words.”

Mariëtte Bergh is a quiet watcher, a voyeur of people in the mundanity of their everyday. The artist has only just recently relocated from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Her works interrogate the strange fiction of the day to day through imaginary characters and animal metaphors. Hers is the realm of the seeming incompatibility of opposing thoughts: routine and change, conformity and rebellion, something and nothing, mundane and mystery, image and text.

Reverse-glass painting is Bergh’s favourite medium but she mixes this up with other materials such as oil and wood. Trained as a painter and illustrator, Bergh is fascinated by the potential of the doodle as a tool in her art-making. Music, poetry and writing are big inspirations for her observations of humanity. In that somewhere space between the picture and the word is the energy that shapes her production.

Schooled at the Johannesburg National School of the Arts and Vega, the Brand Communication School, Johannesburg, Bergh worked for some years as a graphic designer and art director before enjoying having the rug pulled out from under her feet when she moved back into fine art full-time. She relishes this change as her free-fall independence.

Selected Projects & Exhibitions:

2014 – Gravity at Salon 91, Cape Town. 2013 – Lovely Creatures at Culture Gallery, Cape Town; One In A Million at Salon 91, Cape Town, Cape Town Art Fair with Salon 91. 2012 – Bare Your Bones at Room, Johannesburg; The Art of Happiness at Upstairs@Bamboo, Johannesburg. 2010 – Swindle at Left, Johannesburg; We Don’t Belong at Left, Johannesburg; Life in a Picture at Rust en Vrede Gallery, Cape Town. 2005 – Ansisters at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg.

 

Paul Senyol

PAUL SENYOL is an abstract painter who reflects the details of everyday life, paired down to an empathy with colour, line and form. His work is a crafted response to his wonderings through various spaces. The colours and textures of urban and natural environments inform his spontaneous practice in the studio where every material he uses – acrylics, pastels, ink, pencils and spray paint – is chosen for the particular mark it can contribute to a finished composition. Senyol has been studying art and the mark since his fascination with skateboarding magazines as a teenager in Cape Town. Skateboarding emerged as a gateway to early creative works on the street and remains an important part of Senyol’s experience of urban spaces. He makes regular visits to the public library to source graphics, album covers, magazine layouts and illustrations. Senyol’s unique visual language is founded on the inevitable change and flux in environments. His works are testament to the translation of experiences into form.

Upcoming Exhibitions: 19 September – 20 October, solo exhibition, Salon91.

Selected Projects & Exhibitions: 2017 – Trees Make Forests, year-end exhibition, Salon91; Simulacrum, group show, Gallery2, Joburg; Mural participant, International Public Arts Festival; Fathoms, with Linsey Levendall, Salon91; FNB Joburg Art Fair with Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2016 – Kindle, Gallery2, Joburg; Oracle, year-end exhibition, Salon91; Inhabitant, solo exhibition, Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; CTAF with Salon91; Paper Is You III, group show at Salon91. 2015 – Every Idle Word, solo exhibition, Gallery2, Joburg; This is the Place, group exhibition, Salon91; Top 10 Finalist exhibition, Barclays L’Atelier; Polynesia, with Cathy Layzell, Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; CTAF with Salon91. 2014 – CTAF with Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Odd Traditions, with Pierre Le Riche, Salon91; PIY II, group show, Salon91; Artist-in-residence, Arteles Creative Centre, Finland; Artist residency, Neustadt Symposium, Germany. 2013 – CTAF with Salon91; A Vacant Passage, with Andrzej Urbanski, Salon91; ABSA Atelier Top 100 Finalist. 2012 – The Man of Dust, solo exhibition, Salon91; Gather, with Augustine Kofie, presented by Lovell Gallery and Salon91. 2011 – PIY I, group show, Salon91; 6511 Miles, Pro-Artibus Residency, Finland; Urban Aesthetic, Worldart Gallery, Cape Town; Broadcasts, KZNSA Gallery, Durban. 2010 – Stroke 03 Urban Art Fair, Berlin.

 

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Sarah Pratt

Born in Zimbabwe in 1972, Sarah Pratt is a highly skilled printmaker specialising in copperplate etching, linocut, collograph and monoprint. She spent 10 years teaching printmaking part-time at UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art where she completed her MFA and is currently a full-time artist.

Pratt relishes the juxtaposition of unexpected or discordant objects and the absurdity and humour of dreams. She begins her work with an object that interests her and then imagines what unexpected relationship to build with another object. The results are mapped in the final artwork where pen, paint, print and ink materialise her subjects. Her current interest is in drawing with gouache, pen and ink, but it is the process of layering (so fundamental to printmaking) that continues to influence her aesthetic.

Witty and endearing, Pratt’s works also communicate her own personal struggles with space and place, the loss of a beloved pet or humanity’s / tenuous link with the natural world. She is an extremely prolific artist, constantly creating and actively participating in exhibitions.

Selected Exhibitions: 2017 – The Dark Forest at Rust en Vrede Gallery. 2016 – The Fox, The Owl and the Robber, solo exhibition at Salon91; The Grand III at Rust en Vrede Gallery. 2015 – Dog Days, solo exhibition at Salon91; Narratives at Rust en Vrede Gallery. 2014 – Away, solo exhibition at Salon91. 2013 – I’d Rather be Swimming, Salon91; Lytton Street studio Exhibition, Cape Town; Shoes from Chinese Ships at Salon91.

 

 

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