This diverse group exhibition of South African fibre artists is a collaboration with the National Quilt Festival hosted by the Good Hope Quilters Guild.
This exhibition has been compiled by guest curator Dal Botha, known for her exceptional exhibitions at the FynArts Festival in Hermanus.
Fibre art in general explores experimentation with textile manipulation, colour, texture and a diversity of mixed media, all applied and executed in an original way.
Over the past 40 years, fibre work has become increasingly conceptual with fibre artists creating artworks influenced by cultural, social, environmental and political issues.
DIVERSITY – the theme of this exhibition – has provided a wide platform for the participating artists’ interpretation. Whether the work is light-hearted or conveys a deeper message, all are thought-provoking.
The works, mostly recent creations by the artists, invite you to consider the unusual methods and materials that push new boundaries in art, by using fibre in its many creative and unique forms.
Zyma Amien, Elaine Barnard, Danielle Clough, Rosalie Dace, Monique Day-Wilde, Tilly de Harde, Willemien de Villiers, Pierre Fouché, Jeanette Gilks, Kathryn Harmer Fox, Jenny Hearn, Fiona Kirkwood, Kimathi Mafafo, Gerda Mohr, Linda Rademan, Paul Schutte, Mandy Shindler, Roy Starke (deceased), Hannalie Taute, Diana Vandeyar and Angie Weisswange.
All the artworks part of DiVERSiTY are available for sale. The e-catalogue can be accessed here.
The catalogue provides the artists statements, selling prices and a buyer’s guide for those interested in purchasing works.
Not possible for you to visit the exhibition? Not to worry, visit the exhibition online here.