Interview on FMR Fine Music Radio by Natasja De Wet

Melancholia interview on FMR - Fine Music Radio

In conversation with Lucinda Jolly about my own connection with Melancholia and what it means to be vulnerable and also resilient.

Tune in on https://iono.fm/s/6 at 12.45.

Instagram handle: @natasja_dewet_artist @lucinda.jolly

Slivered Ball of Constriction. Acrylic pigment, found muck, glue, canvas. 60 x 16 x 9 cm, 53 x 16 x 14 cm, 36 x 11 x 7 cm 2017

Slivered Ball of Constriction. Acrylic pigment, found muck, glue, canvas. 60 x 16 x 9 cm, 53 x 16 x 14 cm, 36 x 11 x 7 cm 2017


SELF-EXPLORATION MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP by Natasja De Wet

SELF-EXPLORATION MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP

In the Self-Exploration Mixed Media Workshop, you will explore basic art-making techniques at your own pace. Unconventional mixed media will be used in these workshops in combination with acrylic and water-based paint and drawing materials, such as charcoal, pencil, ink and graphite. In this workshop, De Wet guides participants through a series of mixed media exercises which culminate in the creation of a mixed media artwork using a combination of the materials explored. In so doing, participants learn, share and create together, gently pushing the boundaries and awakening their inner creative worlds.      

·         4 May 2019 - Self-Exploration Mixed Media - Process and Materiality Workshop at the Pathology Museum

·         1 June 2019 - Self-Exploration Mixed Media - Process and Materiality Workshop at the Pathology Museum

Time: 10:00 - 15:00.

Duration: 5 hours including two 30-minute tea and cake breaks.

Venue: Pathology Museum, UCT Pathology Learning Centre, Observatory.

Fee: R550. This fee applies to workshops in 2019 and excludes materials. Participants are required to provide their own materials for all workshops.

Booking: To book, contact Natasja at art@natasjadewet.com.

Please deposit your workshop fee one week before the workshop (account details provided upon booking) and email proof of payment with your name as reference.

Please note that deposits are non-refundable.

Melancholia. Oil, acrylic, wood ash, industrial enamel, found muck, wood glue, resin, bedding, felt, canvas. 250 x 600 x 36 cm.

Melancholia. Oil, acrylic, wood ash, industrial enamel, found muck, wood glue, resin, bedding, felt, canvas. 250 x 600 x 36 cm.

THE FIRST OF MANY by Natasja De Wet

The first of many. . the beginnings of an installation and possibly a new body of work! Exciting, daunting and such a relief. The forming of new neural pathways are wonderful and necessary.

Neural Pathway Installation 2019 3.jpg
Recycled and found materials

Recycled and found materials

Self-Exploration Process and Materiality Workshop at the Pathology Museum by Natasja De Wet

Following my most recent solo exhibition titled Melancholia, I thought it would be apt to invite all workshop participants and art enthusiasts to join me for a materiality and process-based workshop at the Pathology Museum, UCT Pathology Learning Centre in Observatory on the 4th of May 2019.

Date: 4 May 2019

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Duration: 5 hours including two 30-minute tea and cake breaks.

Venue: Pathology Museum, UCT Pathology Learning Centre, Observatory.

Fee: R550. This fee applies to workshops in 2019 and excludes materials. Participants are required to provide their own materials for all workshops.

Booking: To book, contact Natasja at art@natasjadewet.com.

Please deposit your workshop fee one week before the workshop (account details provided upon booking) and email proof of payment with your name as reference.

Please note that deposits are non-refundable.

Layered Introversion 1. Plastic netting, recycled clothing, gauze, felt, cotton thread, pins. 22 x 20 cm 2017

Layered Introversion 1. Plastic netting, recycled clothing, gauze, felt, cotton thread, pins. 22 x 20 cm 2017

The layered, hand-stitched ‘miniatures’, titled Layered

Introversion, are comprised of textural materials such

as plastic netting, shreds of delicate clothing, previously

painted on and used canvas, gauze and felt, and are

carefully placed together to form dense layers of mostly

monochrome colours with strong hints of orange in certain

places. This work echoes the private, quiet space of a shirt

pocket, that also has a bodily resonance. These objects can

fit or be hidden away in the personal, intimate space of a

pocket.

Self-Exploration Process and Materiality Workshop at the Pathology Museum by Natasja De Wet

Following my most recent solo exhibition titled Melancholia, I thought it would be apt to invite all workshop participants and art enthusiasts to join me for a materiality and process-based workshop at the Pathology Museum, UCT Pathology Learning Centre in Observatory on the 4th of May 2019.

Melancholia installation and Melancholia and Beyond.jpg
Layered Introversion 1. Plastic netting, recycled clothing, gauze, felt, cotton thread, pins. 22 x 20 cm 2017

Layered Introversion 1. Plastic netting, recycled clothing, gauze, felt, cotton thread, pins. 22 x 20 cm 2017