Melancholia WALKABOUT by Natasja De Wet

Melancholia WALKABOUT

All are welcome at the last walkabout of my solo this Saturday:

23 March at 11.00am.

UCT Pathology Museum (UCT Learning Centre), JS Marais Building, UCT Health Sciences Faculty, Anzio Road, Woodstock. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/jtxrmorkVE52

Wonderful people attending the opening of my solo exhibition Melancholia: by Natasja De Wet

My sincere gratitude to Associate Professor Virginia MacKenny, Dr. Jane Yeats, Ilse Schermers (Is Art Gallery), the staff of the Pathology Museum, my team of installers, friends and family for their ongoing support.

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Dr. Jane Yeats, Associate Professor Virginia MacKenny, Natasja de Wet and Ilse Schermers (Is Art Gallery)

Lynette Siebert, Nina Holmes, Natasja de Wet, TJ de Wet and Inge Dawn Buurman

Lynette Siebert, Nina Holmes, Natasja de Wet, TJ de Wet and Inge Dawn Buurman

The audience|viewers listening to the opening talk by Associate Professor Virginia MacKenny and Dr. Jane Yeats

The audience|viewers listening to the opening talk by Associate Professor Virginia MacKenny and Dr. Jane Yeats

Michaela Clark and friend

Michaela Clark and friend

Melancholia by Natasja De Wet

Delightful young adults attending the opening of my solo exhibition Melancholia at the Pathology Museum, UCT Pathology Learning Centre in Anzio Road, Observatory. The exhibition runs until the 30th of March.

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Dirty Art, Messy Science and An Emotional Rollercoaster: by Natasja De Wet

Artist Natasja de Wet brings her recycled goods art exhibition to a pathology learning centre.

English novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton said “art and science have their meeting point in method”.

Now artist Natasja de Wet and UCT are using that method to stir your emotions with some unique art. 
The artist is collaborating with the university for an art exhibition showcasing her latest body of work, Melancholia, at the UCT Pathology Learning Centre from 9–30 March 2019. 

De Wet is a Cape Town-based artist who studied at the Tshwane University of Technology, UNISA and the UCT Michaelis School of Fine Art. She uses mixed media, drawing and painting to create works that unravel internal human experiences such as growth, insecurity, sexuality, and the various expressions of the human psyche.

Her last body of work, Running Towards Yourself,  was exhibited at the Casa Labia Gallery in Cape Town. She has also been included in many exhibitions both locally and abroad, and her works are included in the collections of Sasol Gas.

De Wet’s latest project showcases some of her most personal and emotive mixed-media pieces. It’s inspired by the inherent sadness in human character. De Wet used layered canvas and discarded materials including hair, dust, ash and broken feathers to explore both the fragility and generative possibilities of the human condition.

MIXING PATHOLOGY AND ART
By mixing her work with the pathology specimens in the background, de Wet wants to evoke a sense of what is residual and damaged – in the human body, soul, mind and spirit. Together, de Wet's three-dimensional assemblages and the space of the UCT Pathology Learning Centre question the nature of what it means to be human – to be vulnerable and broken but also resilient.

Besides the exhibition, this three-week-long showing will also have opening day talks by Associate Professor of Painting at Michaelis School of Fine Art Virginia Mackenny and Dr Jane Yeats, Curator of the Pathology Learning Centre. There will also be a tour of the learning centre on 14 March to give attendees a detailed idea of what de Wet went through and how she formulated her thoughts when creating this body of work.

ENTERING THE EXHIBITION
Entry is free, but there is a limited amount of space so get there early to claim your spot. The first day of the exhibition will start at 11am. Thereafter museum hours will be 9am-5pm on Weekdays and 10am-12:30pm on Saturdays. Also note that the walkabout on 14 March starts at 6pm.
UCT Pathology Museum (UCT Learning Centre), Anzio Road, Woodstock. Below is a map for your convenience or click on Google Map URL for location: https://goo.gl/maps/jtxrmorkVE52

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https://www.capetownmagazine.com/art-science-exhibition

INVITATION to Melancholia by Natasja De Wet

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The UCT Pathology Learning Centre (Pathology Museum), in association with Is Art Gallery,

Invites you to Melancholia

A solo exhibition by Natasja de Wet

On Saturday 9 March 2019 at 11.00

 

Opening talk by

Associate Professor Virginia MacKenny and Dr. Jane Yeats

 

Pathology Learning Centre

JS Marais building

UCT Health Sciences Faculty

Anzio Road

Observatory

Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/jtxrmorkVE52

 

Pathology Museum

T 021 406 6910 | 021 650 1821

E jane.yeats@uct.ac.za

www.pathologylearningcentre.uct.ac.za

 

Is Art Gallery

T 021 876 2071

E gallery@isart.co.za

Museum hours: Weekdays 9.00 – 5.00

Saturdays: 10.00 – 12.30

Walkabout – 14 March at 6.00 pm

Exhibition ends 30 March 2019 at 12.30