‘Exchange’ Pop-Up Exhibition of South African Art

Opening tonight at Queen Street Gallery in Woollahra, Sydney, is Exchange, the latest pop-up exhibition by independent arts platform Lots of M, established by South African art collector Michelle Paterson last year.linebreak

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The pop-up features the works of three South African artists: Marna Hattingh, a Cape Town-based painter, print maker, sculptor and well-known children’s book illustrator; prominent artist Louis Jansen van Vuuren, who now lives and works in rural France; and mixed media conceptualist Barbara Wildenboer.

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Hattingh’s works are informed by her daily life in Cape Town, and there is a certain “African-ness” to her art; but ultimately, her idiosyncratic form of expression through vibrant, deeply layered paintings is what makes her work sought after.

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Wildenboer combines photography with other media to convey ideas of memory held and lost, and the imprint of a fleeting life recorded; while Jansen van Vuuren, active since the 1980s, works primarily in painting, taking the surrounds of his chateau in Boussac, France as his inspiration.

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Opening tonight at 6pm Queen St Gallery, 28 Queen St, Woollahra, NSW, Exchange runs until the 17th of June.

Images courtesy of Lots of M.

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