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Far from the sea, perhaps...


Far From The Sea, Perhaps… is the new exhibition at WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery in Woodstock. It is a collaborative debut exhibition by artists Morné Visagie and Mbongeni Dlamini. Morné and Mbongeni studied Print Media together at Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town and, upon graduating, were offered an exhibition space at WHATIFTHEWORLD. Having shared a studio space together and feeding off each other’s work, it seemed only natural to plan a collaborative show together. The artists approach landscape through mixed media, translating both its literal and social meaning through their individual styles. HL was excited to ask Morné how this theme was inspired… ‘Mbongeni is originally from Swaziland, and this is where he lives and works. I spent some months with him at his home in Swaziland. Here we conversed, worked, made artwork, read, lived poetic lives and built a structure on his land, all in preparation for this exhibition. We are both enamoured with the land and bodies of water (rivers, lakes, oceans),’ says Morné. Geographical sites, colour fields and historical archives are the main methods of exploration in their work. The exhibition is compiled of monotype prints, installation and a selection of archival photographs. Visit WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery at 1 Argyle Street (Corner Argyle and Albert Road), Woodstock. For more information call the gallery on 021-802-3111, email info@whatiftheworld.com, or visit their website at whatiftheworld.com. The exhibition is open until 23 May 2013.