Saturday, 25 June 2011

“Onthaal Onthul” by Naretha Pretorius 27 June - 16 July 2011

'Onthaal Onthul' is both an invitation to a function/reception/celebration (onthaal) as well as the artist revealing (onthul) critical aspects of this function/reception/celebration the audience is attending. The artist provides analogies and conceptual frameworks by using tea-serving utensils to represent and address various social conducts, concerns and conforms.

The exhibition forms part of her Masters studies in Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology, where she applied an auto/ethnographic and living theories study under the supervision of Professor Joan Conolly and co-supervision of Bronwen Vaughn-Evans.

Naretha Pretorius is currently the vice principal at Vega School of Brand Innovation in Durban where she oversees the academic and quality assurance of the campus as well as lectures the Honours in Brand Leadership students their research module.

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