Catalogue design for Thomas Cartwright’s solo exhibition at the Everard Read Gallery in Cape Town.
In a homage to Hokusai’s 36 views of Mount Fuji, which showed Mount Fuji from a wide array of perspectives, 36 views of Table Mountain marks Thomas Cartwright’s solo exhibition at the Everard Read Gallery in Cape Town.
Juxtaposing this natural wonder of the world and the urban infrastructures of Cape Town, Cartwright references this feature of the Mother City rendering 36 unique moments with simplicity and elegance. From far-away viewpoints to close up, within the city centre and out into the more obscure outskirts of the peninsula, none of the paintings are the perfect postcard image we have come to expect of this beautiful city. Instead the artist investigates angles and toys with perspectives from the rooftops of the more affluent suburbs through to gritty motorways. This showcases an ever-so-slightly familiar Table Mountain and awakens in his audience new stories about what we thought we already knew.
Whilst this mountain acts as a constant visual beacon engrained in the fabric of the city, each of the 36 views of Table Mountain serves to draw our attention to another’s story; other possible narratives of domestic and urban lives. This remarkably beautiful body of work then, despite being devoid of human beings, serves as a metaphor for the varied peoples that live under its shadow, while ironically hinting at what was here before the Cape peninsula was settled, and what will remain long after we are all gone.’
The full exhibition was bought by an international collector.
New website for Cape Town based Magnet Theatre, an independent South African physical theatre company that has operated for the past 27 years regionally, nationally and internationally.
The Magnet Theatre website was in need of a redesign, allowing the theatre to effectively showcase their productions, training activities, community projects, as well as integrate a events calendar. We are proud to have have launched the new website in September 2014; with advanced scheduling of events, easy to use interface & focus on the theatrical and visual beauty of the theatre’s productions & projects.
Two recent book cover designs, commissioned by Jacana.
Some images of Niek’s design process were posted on Dribbble.
Personal website for Rajend Mesthrie, Professor of Linguistics and research chair in the School of African & Gender Studies, Anthropology & Linguistics at the University of Cape Town.
2013 Academic reports for the Michaelis School of Fine Art & the Centre for Curating the Archive, at the University of Cape Town. All photographs & artworks by students, alumni and staff.
David’s website, built with WordPress, is fully responsive and like a good artist’s portfolio should be, is about the artwork, not about unnecessary bells and whistles.
The ‘Community Punching Bags’ or ‘CPBs’ exhibition is an artwork by Johann van der Schijff, in collaboration with art teachers and high school learners from Cape Town and nearby vicinities. The exhibition presents a satirical commentary on South Africa’s obsession with racial classification and underlying xenophobia. Inspired by artwork in which the community plays a central part in its realisation, this project aims to show that issues often not spoken about openly – such as those that deal with violence, ‘the other’, stereotyping, discrimination, racism, xenophobia and human rights – can be addressed in a collaborative and creative way through the making of art.
EarthStock is a collection born from Pippa Hetherington’s archive of over 50,000 pictures. Her travels through Africa and in particular the heart of her homeland South Africa have led to the theme of sustainable development becoming central to her work.
Caro designed the logo and Niek compiled, designed and developed the website.