Links and Reviews
Links to other web sites
- Lettie Gardiner's Instagram
- The Artists' Press: professional collaboration, printing and publishing of original hand-printed artists lithographs.
- The Art on Paper gallery in Melville, Johannesburg.
May 2002: ArtThrob:- Lettie Gardiner at Art on Paper
This exhibition centred around three series of painted portraits executed on used industrial drawing paper. Gardiner maintains the previous scribbles, notes, cover-ups, folds and discolouration of the drawings of machine parts and instructions for their assembly. The works were hung as a large wall installation, resembling mug shots or model agency-style head shots, ultimately confusing the boundaries between similarity, difference, familiarity and distance. Through the grid structure, Gardiner suggests an organising principle but the additional suggestion of possible interchangeability "suggests a re-evaluation of accepted structures": Altet Vorster, owner of the Art on Paper gallery.
There will be a discussion of the exhibition on May 18 at 3pm, led by Douglas Irvine (collector and political scientist), Elza Miles (artist and art historian) and Helene Smuts (art educator).
Click here to see the "Hands" painting with a review by Elza Miles.
- June 2002: World Summit on Sustainable Development:- SA artists will show the big stuff
- July 2002: City of Johannesburg Offical web site:- Jo'burg becomes an art gallery this week
June 2004: City of Johannesburg Offical web site:- Images of Defiance
Lettie is one of the 20 finalists in the 2004 Johannesburg Art City competition, the second in the series. The theme this time is "Freedom, celebrating ten years of democracy".
Participants in Thupelo Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa 1985-1991
Thupelo International Artists’ Workshop was established in Johannesburg in 1985 after Bill Ainslie and David Koloane had participated in Triangle New York in 1984 and 1985. Thupelo means to teach by example. In 1995, the Workshop moved to Cape Town.