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Artist’s Statement
My work explores the concepts nostalgia and kitsch – incorporating objects, people and places from my near and distant past, reviving them and placing them in surreal and juxtaposed environments. Nostalgia and sentimentality are themes that have interested for many years now and I particularly enjoy these concepts within the realm of “kitsch”. Growing up in the 90s, my childhood has been a particular inspiration – objects, memories, emotions, people and places from my past have all influenced my art. The selection of objects depicted in my work becomes quite autobiographical, while the relationship between the objects, sometimes expected, but sometimes uncanny and surreal evokes emotions of dislocated and romanticised memories. These objects are a part of my story.

Qualifications
2013
Completed one semester abroad studying at the University of Hertfordshire, UK.
Majors: Design & Illustration

2010 -2012
National Diploma in Fine Art at the Ruth Prowse School of Art
Majors: Mixed Media and Illustration

Experience/ Exhibitions
2016
– Exhibited in the group show The Polygon Project, Sidespace Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.
– Exhibited in the group show The Grand III, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Cape Town.
– Created an artwork for the permanent collection at MannaBay Hotel, Cape Town.
– Exhibited in the group show Speak, Grande Provence, Cape Town.

2015
– Exhibited in the group show Stellar, Salon91, Cape Town.
– Exhibited at StateoftheArt Gallery, Cape Town.
– Exhibited in the group show Cabinet of Curiosites, Untitled Studios, Cape Town.
– Exhibited at Art@Contstantia, Groot Constantia, Cape Town.

2014
– Exhibited in the group show, Golden Haze, Salon91, Cape Town.
– Exhibited in the group show The Ruth Prowse Alumni Exhibition, Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town.
– Finalist in the For the Love of Art art competition, Long Street Art Lovers, Pretoria.

2013
– Exhibited in the group show Black and Yellow Block Exhibition, Studio 41, Cape Town .
– Exhibited in the group show Black and Yellow Version 2.0, Studio 41, Cape Town.
– Exhibited in the group show Black and Yellow: An Exhibition Towards 2014, Studio 41, Cape Town.

2012
– Exhibited in the group show I’d Rather Be Swimming, Salon91, Cape Town.
– Exhibited in the group show The Graduate Show, Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town.
– Co-curated and exhibited in the group exhibition and fundraiser The Block Show, Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town.
– Exhibited in the group show Hello Winter, Wolves Café, Illovo, Johannesburg.

2011
– Finalist in the SASOL New Signatures art competition.

2010
– Finalist in the SASOL New Signatures art competition.