This place is part of myself...
My relation to this place is part of myself...
If this place is destroyed, something in me is destroyed...
My relation to this place is such that if this place is changed, I am changed...

Arne Naess

Informed by radical ecological theory, Hanien Conradie explores a sense of place and belonging by spending time in indigenous environments she has particular connections to. Her work is concerned with loss of natural environments, cultural diversity and individual subjectivity and examines the complex interdependent relationships between these 'ecologies'. Her practice includes spending time with scientists in the veld, speaking to local communities, delivering lectures to bring awareness and making work in her studio. The relational nature of her process is expressed in the conversations around extinction set up between various works. Conradie's paintings include installations with organic matter, reflected light effects, artist's books, paintings and pieces drawing on conventions of illustration and preservation.

Ghost of Moraea My Heart rushed into the Garden SpoorI Babiana melanops

Upcoming exhibitions:
  • Sunday 19 Fenruary at 12h00
    AVA Booth at Cape Town Art Fair
    Hanien Conradie in conversation with AdamJonRoseRoses (artist duo Rose Gelderblom Waddilove and Adam-Jon Williams)
    Including a showing of paintings:
    'Of Water and Incovation' series in river clay
    'Mogalakwena'landscape studies in soot ink

Work currently on display:
  • AVA 35 Church Street Cape Town
  • AVA Booth, Cape Town Art Fair 17-19 February 2017
  • Art can be viewed by Appointment, please contact Hanien
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