DOUBLE VISION: A Fibre Art Exhibition with Sally Scott and Odette Tolksdorf
6th November - 18th December 2015
If you are in the area of Cape Town during the festive season, please pop in to see it!
A new workshop!! An opportunity of a lifetime!
For more information click here
I recently returned from Cape Town where I attended the launch of Craft Art In South Africa, a sumptuous new book by Dr.Elbe Coetsee that features a delicious selection of work from the best of South Africa’s craft artists. It is beautiful, irresistible and worth every cent that you will pay to have this volume in your collection. Elbe and her team have done an amazing job of bringing you a treasure that will inspire and bring pleasure for years to come. Produced by Jonathan Ball Publishers, the book is available through all leading book stores and available to order online. I am happy and very honoured to say that my work features on pages 186 – 189.
Artwork Wins an International Award
I have just heard that my textile artwork, Axis Mundi Reflected, has won 3rd Place in the Innovative Category at the World Quilt and Textile Competition, USA 2013. The awards were announced at the Premier of the World Quilt Show in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA on the 15th August 2013. Over the next few months, the show will travel to festivals in Oaks, (Pennsylvania), Santa Clara, ( California) and West Palm Beach (Florida).
Size: 235cm x 69cm
Materials: Cotton Fabric and string
The artwork is my representation of the Axis Mundi, otherwise known as the Tree of Life, the connection between Heaven and Earth. Like Alice Through the Looking Glass, the work draws one in and simultaneously reflects back. The technique I use is one that I have developed over the past few years and is inspired by African bead work and basketry.
This is the third time that I have entered this competition and on each occasion have been fortunate enough to have won an award. (See Awards)
For Rhino in a Shrinking World: An International Anthology of Poetry
Earlier this year, former poet laureate, Harry Owen, attended a talk given by wildlife veterinarian, William Fowlds, who spoke about his experience of attending to the three rhinos that had just been mercilessly hacked for their horns at Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape.
Appalled by what he heard, Harry decided that he needed to do something to raise funds for the much needed anti rhino poaching units in the province. The idea for an anthology of rhino poems was born, and Harry put out a call for submissions. He was overwhelmed by the response from poets all over the world, and spent the next few months going through them all and selecting the poems he felt were most suitable. As I consider myself to be a poet of a visual kind, I offered to illustrate the anthology, and have spent the last few months creating ink and charcoal drawings for the inside of the book, and a pastel image for the cover.
The book is available through the Poets' Printery www.poetsprintery.co.za
To follow the progress of this book, visit: rhinoanthology.wordpress.com