Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Lee will be giving a walkabout of her recently opened solo show:-->
FUSION: routes and roots
All are welcome and it is free.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Lee Scott Hempson is a lecturer in the Fashion and Textile programme at the Durban University of Technology where she teaches drawing and illustration, printing technologies and supervises post graduate students.
She grew up in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe before moving to South Africa to finish off her schooling and education in Fine Art. She sees her creative work not as a single idea or a unitary concept but as an association of ideas, concepts, and themes that at once reinforce and contradict each other.
This fusion /association of ideas, she realises is what makes her craft rich in imagery. The ‘routes’ she has taken to get her to this here and now, added to the acknowledgment that her ‘roots’ colour her perceptions of everything she experiences, are directors of her creative inspiration, identity and individuality.
Her work is emotive and evocative. It reflects a ‘double consciousness’ - this consciousness, she feels, has allowed her to depict and amalgamate her many interests and then fuse her ideas in a silhouetted form.
TAFTA “Home Is Where The Heart Is” Fundraiser Exhibition 3 – 8 March 2014 Opening Monday night 3 March at 6:30pm
artSPACE durban is hosting an exhibition of artworks that TAFTA needs to sell in order to help raise funds for their organization.
The artworks have been donated and created by celebrities: Sonia Booth, Iman Rappetti, Darren Maule, Anisa Ussoph, and Cameron & Kyleigh of East Coast Radio, and by artists: Gordon Froud, Collen Maswanganyi, Wonder Mbambo, Sharon Sampson, Anne Kirby, Alan Grobler, Gretchen Parrock, John Moore and Michele Silk.
Your purchase benefiting TAFTA is tax deductible. Please take your paid artSPACE durban invoice to TAFTA and the appropriate certificate will be issued to you.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
To enter the Absa L’Atelier please read the following and then click on the link below, this will take you to the online entry form.
Link to entry form: http://www.absalatelier.co.za/
When landing on the online entry form
Scroll down the page until you see 1Pesonal derails
Complete the form in full
In the next section 2 Upload your documents
In this section click on the browse button this will open a window where you can search and click on the required documents.
This will copy the documents from your computer to your online entry.
The third section 3 Details about your work of art
In this section you complete the details regarding your work of art.
You are also required to upload an image of the work of art you are entering.
If you are entering a video piece please upload a document containing a minimum of 5 video stills.
Once you have completed the entry form in full click on the submit button.
Shortly after you will receive a reference number, this number needs to appear on the back of your art work or at the bottom of the sculpture.
Between the 3rd and 7th of March you will be able to submit your artwork(s) to the various collection points with the reference number attached to the work.
The rules and conditions of entry can be read by clicking on the following link: http://www.absalatelier.co.za/
If there is a discrepancy between the information given on the entry form and the work handed in the work will not be accepted in the competition.
All queries should be directed to:Dr Paul Bayliss at Absa
Tel: 011 350 3003 or 082 417 5674
Fax: 086 584 9790
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
“Peripheral Visions” comprises prints as well as text and illustration samples from a small, illustrated novel Spencer has created as part of her practice led PhD.
The works in this series by Faye Spencer explore ideas around departure, and notions of absence and presence. They comprise mainly monotype, linocut and embossed images emanating from a novel, which the artist has written. The novel itself explores the idea of loss and recovery and charts the events surrounding a family death. The methods used in constructing the images, as well as the unfolding of the story itself, articulates a cathartic practice. This is a notion key to the work undertaken and drives it further. These particular prints and the images contained therein reference the story but also serve to act independently of it. The forms used are often deliberately spare so that they can speak in an iconic rather than a literal register. The experience of loss unseats one, and forces a new sense of the world, sometime this re-visioning of things occurs slowly, on the periphery of ones everyday experience, but these peripheral visions are ultimately very powerful and can deeply alter ones existing perception of how things are, or how they ought to be. The practice of the writing and the making of the prints emanate from a profound loss, yet at the same time both the writing and the prints speak of renewal and present an alternate vision of that experience: one that counters the extreme gravity and despair that accompanies loss.