All member artists will be exhibiting in their homes, addresses below. Each member artists also has one or several guest artists who will also be exhibiting.
ALL ARTISTS will be participating in a Baardskeerdersbos Art Route Group Show,
curated by member artist Kali van der Merwe.
@ The Giant Periwinkle
Kali has a rich creative trajectory as an artist, filmmaker, photographer, sculptor, rogue taxidermist, sound designer, social activist, media-skills trainer, printmaker and most recently a foray into virtual reality animation.
Themes in Kali's work delve deeply into life, death, decay and rebirth.
Currently she is exploring ancestry and how far back we can delve into our lineages if we are to be truthful to life. She is fascinated by the language of nature which speaks in the tongue of beauty. Kali has been imaging species that we are in danger of loosing.
Kali is curating the Art Route Group Show at The Giant Periwinkle.
She will also be giving a Photogram workshop (Fri, 30th April 2 - 5 PM).
@ Foxglove Farm, Olienhoutlaan
The ethos of ReDeux is to create elegant heirloom functional art out of consumer-discarded materials to create a second (sometimes third) life as a sum of disparate parts. Jan's art is at once a rebellion against the uber-consumerist culture as well as a celebration of the beauty inherent in life-scarred so-called waste. He calls this the "School of Imperfectionism". over the years he has produced a wide variety of functional art pieces, approximately 500 in total, with many finding new homes in Western Europe, NZ, Australia and the USA.
Jan will be offering two Intro to Arc Welding classes (24th and 27th April, 9-12).
Follow Jan on Instagram.
@ 11 Granaat Ln.
Niel Jonker is a sculptor in bronze and other material, who paints the landscape outdoors in oil. This year he will be focusing on sculpture.
As pioneering artisan breadmaker he hosts a monthly workshop in Baardskeerdersbos which will coincide with this year's Art Route! Friday 30th of April and Saturday the 1st of May.
@ 31 Main Rd.
Eva Gilliam is a videographer and photographer working throughout Africa. She began working with encaustic painting 2 years ago under the tutelage of her step-mother, American artist (Montana-based) Leslie Van Stavern Millar II.
@ 12 Kloof St.
Philip John taught Afrikaans and Dutch literature for 20 years before being captured by natural environment.
@ LOKAL, Main Rd.
Lalainya Carpenter was born in Namibia. In this beautiful environment the desert flow and silence were her escape and happy place, and she is forever grateful for this connection with nature. Her varied sources of inspiration range from quantum physics to shamanic knowledge, evolutionary astrology, astronomy, and the quest for the ultimate purpose of her human existence. Lalainya uses Gouache (an opaque water colour) and researches complex topics and enjoys weaving together various elements to evoke an imaginary, energetic representation of the natural world around her.
I have always found beauty in the bones and skulls of animals that have perished and been left to the elements, picked clean by insects and bleached white by the sun.
I find them in the veld, on the dusty shelves of second hand shops or in decor shops and squirrel them away in my studio where, one by one, I create a smooth porcelain like skin for each skull and illustrate the skin with designs inspired by nature.
The theme of New Skin for Old Bones has been an ongoing and evolving process. The latest body of work is inspired by Delft ceramics.
When I’m not playing with bones, I am painting and fabricating props for movies and TV series or illustrating books.
I have a BA in Fine Art and I just love making stuff….. illustrations, paintings, sculptures, leatherwork, mould making, woodwork, faux finishes and murals.
And food. I love making food!