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Linda van Niekerk: Nature, Nurture

Exhibition  /  05 Sep 2013  -  28 Sep 2013
Published: 30.08.2013
COTA gallery
Linda van Niekerk. Neckpiece: Storm Island Adrift, 2013. Tasmanian Wilderness Driftwood , Sterling Silver + silk. Image : Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Neckpiece: Storm Island Adrift, 2013
Tasmanian Wilderness Driftwood , Sterling Silver + silk
Image : Peter Whyte
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Intro
For this exhibition Linda van Niekerk will present four series of works, all influenced by inherited traits and genes (nature) and its relationship with upbringing and environment (nurture).

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Linda van Niekerk
Linda van Niekerk has long been fascinated by the influence of inherited traits and genes (nature) and it's relationship with upbringing and environment (nurture). For this exhibition Linda will present four series of works, all influenced by nature and nurture in different ways.

The 'Clouds' series is inspired by the vast skies of Linda's natural environment in the south of Tasmania. The work reflects both the shapes of clouds as well as their constantly shifting and evolving forms (thus allowing the pieces to be worn in a variety of different ways). The 'Adrift' series acknowledges place in another way. These works present simple pieces of Tasmanian wilderness driftwood and invite the wearer to appreciate the natural beauty of a precious resource. A third series is motivated by the desire to wear the pearls left to Linda by her mother in her own special way. As it was Linda's mother from whom she inherited a love of design and jewellery, Linda was reluctant to re-imagine the pearls to the degree where they were no longer distinguishable from the original strand. The 'Pearl' series borrows from both the 'Cloud' and 'Adrift' series to incorporate the most beautiful blending of nature and nurture - cultured pearls. And finally, the 'Sea Sponge' series. This series of arm pieces was inspired by the form and pliability of sea sponges.

Remarks

Opening:
Thursday 5th September 2013 from 6pm - 8pm

Open hours
Wednesday to Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
or by appointment
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