This blog started as result of an ongoing collaboration between 4 land artists in Cape Town, South Africa - me (Janet Botes), Andree Bonthuys, Di Smith and Leli Hoch.
The prolific and talented Simon Max Bannister is also a contributor to the blog, and we are partnered with Site_Specific.
This exhibition is conceptualized and organized as an integrated part of the annual Green Expo, one of its main aims being to offer Expo visitors the opportunity to view and engage with art that is dedicated to raising awareness, changing perceptions or inspiring appreciation for our environment .
The 2012 exhibition was made possible through the collaboration, cooperation and generous support as well as help of some amazing individuals. The artists for the 2012 exhibition: Claire Homewood, Nicolle Marais, Danelle Malan, Stefanie Schoeman, Janet Ranson, Simon Max Bannister, and Kai Lossgott.
We are currently planning the 2013 exhibition, to be held in November 2013 at the Green Expo. www.greenexpo.co.za
GYA was aimed at artists who have an interest in working more sustainably, with their impact on the environment a consideration and guidance towards the production and execution of their work. Highlights included demonstrating papermaking, dye-making and making your own glue on Pasella. The GYA iniative lives on as the Green Your Art blog at www.greenyourart.blogspot.com
A performance & multi-disciplinary work inspired by the marks we leave on the landscape. SAND(SPOOR] formed part of the SCAPES project, and was performed at the Arts Lounge during the National Arts Festival in 2012.
SCAPES was a multi-disciplinary, explorative Arts Project that aimed to explore not only traditional art in the form of drawing, painting and sculpture, but also contemporary and transient practices such as performance art, Land Art, installation art and recycled art. Within the project I also tried to include or initiate interactive events and activities that invites audience or viewer participation and community involvement.