Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday Thoughts.

In different interviews and conversations over the last few years the one thing people always seem to be curious about in one way or another is where I find inspiration. Without going into too much detail about my feelings on the word, I often try to turn the question around to focus more on motivation.

When my mind becomes a battlefield of voices and inner turmoil, I find peace in moments of nostalgia. I really am someone who dwells on the past – looking to old photographs and home movies to somehow connect with a different part of myself long forgotten.  Sometimes other people’s memories and stories do the trick too. I have a weakness for old mixed tapes, National Geographic magazines and Audrey Hepburn. Things that become romanticized time capsules in my mind.

I had the most incredible childhood imaginable. I could write about it for days. My parents created a safe and beautiful place where imagination and play were encouraged. And play I did.  I had many friends who got roped into my crazy games but I also played alone, for hours and hours. I had no problem entertaining myself and when I got lonely there was a forest behind our house filled with fairies and imaginary friends.  I don’t remember much about primary school other than cherishing the moment when I could go home and carry on the game I had started before school. I was an actress in my own productions; the ultimate drama queen.

So when asked what motivates me to paint it is this: I am too old for Barbies. I will never be an actress or a folk singer, but the one place I find full freedom to perform is on paper. Making pictures is an extension of my childhood.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Middle of Nowhere, Canadian Edition

I am SO excited to extend The Middle of Nowhere to Toronto, Canada. I had such fun interpreting Canadian themes, having never been there. The show opens at Alison Milne Gallery in Toronto on the 12th of November 2015.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Middle of Nowhere.

My first solo exhibition opened last week Wednesday at Salon Ninety One in Cape Town. Once my nerves had subsided the opening was such a super evening. It was so amazing to celebrate with so many great people. Now that all is revealed and I can relax a bit I really do feel like I'm in the middle of Nowhere.

Many many thanks to Salon91 for being such an incredible host and providing such a happy place for my work to hang and to Leopold7 for providing yummy beer for us all on the opening.  The show is still up until the 18th of July.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Solo Show: The Middle of Nowhere, 24 June 2015

I am excited to announce that I will be having my first solo show at Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection! .The Middle of Nowhere' opens on the 24 of June and will be up until the 18 of July 2015.