‪Art, Science, and Psyche meet at University of Cape Town: by Natasja De Wet

Art, Science, and Psyche meet at UCT

By Travel Opulent Box · On Feb 22, 2019

9 – 30 March 2019, UCT Pathology Learning Centre, University of Cape Town

Contemporary Cape Town artist, Natasja de Wet, has chosen to exhibit a selection of her latest body of work Melancholia (2017) at the University of Cape Town’s Pathology Learning Centre.

Including some of her most personal and emotive mixed-media pieces, the exhibition explores both the fragility and generative possibilities of the human condition. Inspired by the melancholic disposition, De Wet works with layered canvas, paint, glue, and discarded materials including hair, dust, ash, turpentine, and broken feathers found on her studio floor.

Situated among preserved pathology specimens, these works made from detritus evoke a sense of what is residual and damaged – in the human body, the psyche, and the practices of art-making. Together, De Wet’s three-dimensional assemblages and the space of the UCT Pathology Learning Centre question the very nature of what it means to be human – to be vulnerable and broken but also resilient.

Melancholia opens to the public on Saturday 9 March 2019.

Walkabout takes place on Thursday 14 March at 6pm.

Any enquiries about the exhibition can be referred to the curator of the UCT Pathology Learning Centre, Dr Jane Yeats on Tel: +27 (0)21 650 1821 or Email: jane.yeats@uct.ac.za.

Scrolls in a box. Oil, acrylic pigment, found muck, wood glue, felt, cotton thread, pins, canvas, wooden box covered in canvas, metal stand. 170 x 43,5 x 35,5 cm

Scrolls in a box. Oil, acrylic pigment, found muck, wood glue, felt, cotton thread, pins, canvas, wooden box covered in canvas, metal stand. 170 x 43,5 x 35,5 cm

INVITATION to Melancholia by Natasja De Wet

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

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Intrigued by the human specimens at the Pathology Museum - UCT: by Natasja De Wet

Spending time at the Pathology Learning Centre (Pathology Museum) humbled and intrigued me once again! I am also filled with gratitude that I am invited by dr. Jane Yeats, the curator of this magnificent space, to exhibit my body of work Melancholia (2017 - 2018) in March 2019.

- Pathology Learning Centre, Department of Pathology, UCT Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town.

http://www.pathologylearningcentre.uct.ac.za/

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Announcement by Natasja De Wet

I am excited to share the news that various artworks from my body of work Melancholia (2017) are currently on loan to the Pathology Learning Centre, Department of Pathology, UCT Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town.

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SELF-EXPLORATION MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP by Natasja De Wet

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.

17 November 2018 - Self-Exploration Mixed Media Workshop

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

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

Venue: Casa Labia, Muizenberg, Cape Town

Fee: R550. This fee applies to workshops in 2018 and excludes materials. Participants are required to provide their own materials for all workshops.

Booking: To book, contact Tania at Casa Labia at tania@casalabia.co.za.

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

Please note that deposits are non-refundable.

For more information, contact Natasja https://natasja-de-wet.squarespace.com/config/pages

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