Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Last Saturday I visited  Infecting the City with two friends. To add to the fun we went by train. I last took this suburban train 27 years ago -  can you believe it? Contrary to expectations (and fears, since one always hears the bad stories about people getting mugged or thrown off the train) it was very pleasant. The carriage was quite clean and there were more than enough fellow passengers (this depends on the time of day, I am sure)  to feel safe but not crowded. It was great not to have to sit in the car hunched over the steering wheel for 50 minutes, teeth clenched and nerves shot, wasting petrol, and then struggling to find parking. So all in all a good experience.(But jeez, Metrorail, do something about the CT station toilets! They are quite, quite horrible - talk about infecting the city ...)

Some photos of the events we saw:

On the train, passing Fish Hoek.

Puppets on Thibault Square.

More puppets and Archbishop Tutu..

The band.

Swopping roles.

A man with a mission. 

Spectator & parrot. 

Pas de deux. 

Daniel - a railways employee with baggage trolley at the station. He asked me to please publish his name in the newspaper. He seemed sad when I said that I was not a journalist, so I explained that I would publish the photo on the internet, at which he cheered up considerably. He gave only his first name. So Daniel, this one is especially for you.

3600 - an art installation about the extent of rape in this country.

Walking the Rose Path

Angels at Golden Acre Centre, waiting for the clock to strike 12.

In the Slave Church in Long Street - Antjie in Berlin - a performance work with piano, electronic sounds, and the recorded voice of Antjie Krog reading some of the material from her book Begging to be Black.

Young dancers performing on Church Square.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Exhibition Opening.

Oh yay!!!! My first* exhibition has just opened at a local gallery. It is a group exhibition, and I feel very privileged to be be able to exhibit with this group of talented print makers.

The opening was a blast:
Making sure the liquid refreshments are ready: exhibiting artist Jane McIlleron, and organizer of the exhibition, artist and teacher Colleen Ross.
Colleen Ross discussing a work with exhibiting artist Trudi McPherson.

Viewing the exhibition.

Exhibiting artist and gallery owner Theresa Jo Wessels, organizer Colleen Ross, and guest speaker Judy Moolenschot.

Exhibiting artists Lana Davis (middle) and Anairam (right), with beloved Tai Chi teacher, Fiona Barclay Smith. 

A visitor, L'Usband and exhibiting artist Bridget Wares fortifying themselves on the patio.

Exhibiting artists Nicola Visser and Rosa Shepherd discussing their art with a visitor.

Visitors on opening night. 

Colleen Ross with exhibiting artists Caryl Hochleutner and Bridget Wares.

Anairam with exhibiting artist Sue Kaplan.

Viewing the artist books.

As for the art, well, you will have to visit the exhibition! I have on display Nine Ants, my Rumours series, and three artist books - The Games We Play, Rumours and Travail. 

* I have just been reminded that technically this is not my first exhibition - last year a mail art etching of mine was on exhibition in Amadora, Portugal.