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 botanical illustration and preservation.

Remembering Monet I Moraea neopavonia (detail) Flowers & Hope II Status Red

Upcoming exhibitions:
  • December Salon at Salon 91, Kloofstreet
    2 December 2017
  • Studio Show!!
    17 November, One night only
    8 Lytton Street
  • Solo Show
    Linnaeus Gallery
    Gaborone, Botswana
    23 February 2018

Work currently on display:
  • Selected work can be viewed at the studio, please contact Hanien
  • Piece of Work, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg
  • Aboslut Art Gallery, Stellenbosch
  • Artvark Gallery, Kalk Bay
  • Klooftique, Kloof Street Cape Town
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