‘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.




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.



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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