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Wilderness by Linda van Niekerk

Exhibition  /  16 Sep 2016  -  07 Oct 2016
Published: 06.09.2016
Linda van Niekerk. Neckpiece: Angel Wing Adrift Torque, 2015. Tasmanian Wilderness Driftwood, sterling silver. Photo by: Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Neckpiece: Angel Wing Adrift Torque, 2015
Tasmanian Wilderness Driftwood, sterling silver
Photo by: Peter Whyte
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Intro
Linda’s continuing fascination with the Tasmanian wilderness is evident in this body of work.  She has drawn much of her inspiration for the exhibition from striking images that her partner Misho has taken. 

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Linda van Niekerk
Although the view from my studio is very beautiful, Misho’s images of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage areas allow me to feel immersed in the sublime and powerful beauty of Tasmania’s wilderness.
 
The exhibition will present bold works in wood - both fine Tasmanian timbers and pieces that feature Tasmanian wilderness driftwood:
 
I am fascinated by the wonderful shapes and textures I find in the driftwood that I collect and live with until it tells me what it wants to be.  No two pieces of driftwood are the same and this means that each piece has it’s own unique personality. Although my inspirations come from many sources, my desire is always to create simple sculptural pieces that encourage the wearer to be bold, proud and walk tall. / Linda van Niekerk

The beautiful weathered trees of the wilderness are further referenced with silver that is finished to mimic the natural process; a selection of works has been inspired by Tasmania’s vast skies; and some more gentle works have been inspired by wild grasses.

 

Opening

Friday 16th September at 6.00 pm
Linda van Niekerk. Necklace: Barracuda Adrift, 2016. Tasmanian wilderness driftwood, sterling silver, nylon. Photo by: Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Necklace: Barracuda Adrift, 2016
Tasmanian wilderness driftwood, sterling silver, nylon
Photo by: Peter Whyte
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Linda van Niekerk. Necklace: Caterpillar Adrift Torque, 2016. Tasmanian wilderness driftwood. sterling silver. Photo by: Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Necklace: Caterpillar Adrift Torque, 2016
Tasmanian wilderness driftwood. sterling silver
Photo by: Peter Whyte
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Linda van Niekerk. Necklace: Cruising Adrift, 2016. Tasmanian wilderness driftwood, sterling silver, nylon. Photo by: Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Necklace: Cruising Adrift, 2016
Tasmanian wilderness driftwood, sterling silver, nylon
Photo by: Peter Whyte
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Linda van Niekerk. Necklace: Dolphin Adrift Torque, 2016. Tasmanian wilderness driftwood, sterling silver. Photo by: Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Necklace: Dolphin Adrift Torque, 2016
Tasmanian wilderness driftwood, sterling silver
Photo by: Peter Whyte
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Linda van Niekerk. Necklace: XL Torque Pillow Clouds, 2016. Sterling silver, silk. Photo by: Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Necklace: XL Torque Pillow Clouds, 2016
Sterling silver, silk
Photo by: Peter Whyte
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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