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Earth Skin 2000

This site specific work was initiated in Lady Grey on 1 January 2000 and exhibited in four deffernt venus though that year. In every venue the work was tranformed into a new format and on the fourth exhibition all the separate parts were merged into one large 'skin'. 

This work was exhibited throughout that year in four separate localities, It changed to a new format in accordance with each site, to reflect process, labour and the changing seasons. The images provide evidence of the work in different sites, and the material changes that took place over time.


As part of an art festival in Lady Grey, the Earth Skin installation was sited in the stable beside the ploughed land and the harrow that had inspired the work, and positioned alongside an installation by Heleen du Preez.


At The Unisa Art Gallery in Pretoria it formed part of an exhibition entitled Land, curated by Koos van der Watt.

It featured in the Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards (top 100) in Kempton Park.

In Pretoria it was exhibited at Millenium Art Gallery as part of the duo show Cross-cut Criss-Cross with Karin Lijnes.  After this exhibition Earthskin was taken up into the Unisa Art Collection at the end of 2000. It remained in its final form, and was exhibited at the Recent acquisitions exhibition at Unisa Art Gallery in 2003.

Work mentioned in in interview between Pieter GR de Villiers and Prof Annalet van Schalkwyk  at Littnett:

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