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Joani Groenewald

Jeweller
Published: 29.07.2019
Joani Groenewald. Necklace: Expropriation, 2019. Silver, wood, glass, aqua, plastic.. 5 x 1.8 x 6 cm. From series: Expropriation. Joani Groenewald
Necklace: Expropriation, 2019
Silver, wood, glass, aqua, plastic.
5 x 1.8 x 6 cm
From series: Expropriation
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Joani Groenewald. Brooch: Expropriation, 2019. Silver, wood, glass, aqua, plastic.. 6.6 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm. From series: Expropriation. Joani Groenewald
Brooch: Expropriation, 2019
Silver, wood, glass, aqua, plastic.
6.6 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm
From series: Expropriation
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Joani Groenewald. Brooch: Expropriation, 2019. Silver, wood, glass, aqua, plastic.. 6.6 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm. From series: Expropriation. Side view.. Joani Groenewald
Brooch: Expropriation, 2019
Silver, wood, glass, aqua, plastic.
6.6 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm
From series: Expropriation

Side view.

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Joani Groenewald. Brooch: Expropriation, 2019. Silver, wood, glass, aqua, plastic.. 6.6 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm. From series: Expropriation. Back view.. Joani Groenewald
Brooch: Expropriation, 2019
Silver, wood, glass, aqua, plastic.
6.6 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm
From series: Expropriation

Back view.

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Joani Groenewald. Ring: Karee 3 – K3, 2019. Platinum, silver, diamond, plastic, cement.. 5 x 1.8 x 6 cm. From series: Expropriation. Joani Groenewald
Ring: Karee 3 – K3, 2019
Platinum, silver, diamond, plastic, cement.
5 x 1.8 x 6 cm
From series: Expropriation
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Joani Groenewald. Earrings: A Monkey’s Wedding, 2018. Silver, 9cy yellow gold, glass, lapis lazuli, sapphire.. 1.1 x 0.4 x 4.3 cm. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Earrings: A Monkey’s Wedding, 2018
Silver, 9cy yellow gold, glass, lapis lazuli, sapphire.
1.1 x 0.4 x 4.3 cm
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Joani Groenewald. Earrings: Wrath #2, 2018. Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, onyx, plastic.. 1.2 x 0.4 x 4 cm. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Earrings: Wrath #2, 2018
Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, onyx, plastic.
1.2 x 0.4 x 4 cm
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Joani Groenewald. Earrings: Cookie monster, 2018. Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, synthetic coral.. 1.2 x 0.5 x 1.6 cm. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Earrings: Cookie monster, 2018
Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, synthetic coral.
1.2 x 0.5 x 1.6 cm
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Joani Groenewald. Necklace: Envy, 2018. Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, plastic, cotton cord.. 5.7 x 9 x 2.3 cm (excluding cord). Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Necklace: Envy, 2018
Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, plastic, cotton cord.
5.7 x 9 x 2.3 cm (excluding cord)
Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Joani Groenewald. Necklace: Envy, 2018. Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, plastic, cotton cord.. 5.7 x 9 x 2.3 cm (excluding cord). Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Back view.. Joani Groenewald
Necklace: Envy, 2018
Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, plastic, cotton cord.
5.7 x 9 x 2.3 cm (excluding cord)
Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions

Back view.

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Joani Groenewald. Necklace: Hopelessly hopeful, 2018. Brass, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, plastic, cotton cord.. 12.1 x 5.2 x 1.9 cm ((excluding cord). Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Necklace: Hopelessly hopeful, 2018
Brass, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, plastic, cotton cord.
12.1 x 5.2 x 1.9 cm ((excluding cord)
Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Joani Groenewald. Necklace: Hopelessly hopeful, 2018. Brass, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, plastic, cotton cord.. 12.1 x 5.2 x 1.9 cm ((excluding cord). Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Back view.. Joani Groenewald
Necklace: Hopelessly hopeful, 2018
Brass, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, plastic, cotton cord.
12.1 x 5.2 x 1.9 cm ((excluding cord)
Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions

Back view.

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Joani Groenewald. Necklace: Hopelessly hopeful, 2018. Brass, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, plastic, cotton cord.. 4.2 x 6.3 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Necklace: Hopelessly hopeful, 2018
Brass, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, plastic, cotton cord.
4.2 x 6.3 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Joani Groenewald. Necklace: Hopelessly hopeful, 2018. Brass, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, plastic, cotton cord.. 4.2 x 6.3 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Detail view.. Joani Groenewald
Necklace: Hopelessly hopeful, 2018
Brass, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, plastic, cotton cord.
4.2 x 6.3 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions

Detail view.

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Joani Groenewald. Necklace: Hopelessly hopeful, 2018. Plastic, glass, cotton cord.. 5.1 x 6.2 x 2.4 cm (excluding cord). Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Necklace: Hopelessly hopeful, 2018
Plastic, glass, cotton cord.
5.1 x 6.2 x 2.4 cm (excluding cord)
Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Joani Groenewald. Earrings: Envy, 2017. Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, synthetic coral.. 1 x 0.2 x 1.5 cm. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Earrings: Envy, 2017
Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, synthetic coral.
1 x 0.2 x 1.5 cm
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Joani Groenewald. Earrings: Greed, 2017. Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, brass, onyx.. 1.2 x 0.5 x 4 cm. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Earrings: Greed, 2017
Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, brass, onyx.
1.2 x 0.5 x 4 cm
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Joani Groenewald. Earrings: Gluttony, 2017. Oxidized silver, enamel, glass.. 2.8 x 0.4 x 3.5 cm. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Earrings: Gluttony, 2017
Oxidized silver, enamel, glass.
2.8 x 0.4 x 3.5 cm
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Joani Groenewald. Earrings: Pride, 2017. Silver, enamel, glass.. 1.6 x 0.2 x 2.2 cm. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Earrings: Pride, 2017
Silver, enamel, glass.
1.6 x 0.2 x 2.2 cm
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Joani Groenewald. Earrings: Wrath, 2017. Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, onyx.. 1.2 x 0.4 x 4 cm. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Earrings: Wrath, 2017
Oxidized silver, enamel, glass, onyx.
1.2 x 0.4 x 4 cm
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Joani Groenewald. Earrings: Sloth, 2017. Silver, enamel, glass, synthetic turquoise.. 1.2 x 0.4 x 4.3 cm. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Earrings: Sloth, 2017
Silver, enamel, glass, synthetic turquoise.
1.2 x 0.4 x 4.3 cm
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Joani Groenewald. Earrings: Lust, 2017. Silver, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, aqua.. 2.8 x 0.4 x 3.5 cm. From series: Seven Deadly Seductions. Joani Groenewald
Earrings: Lust, 2017
Silver, enamel, glass, synthetic coral, aqua.
2.8 x 0.4 x 3.5 cm
From series: Seven Deadly Seductions
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Intro
Joani is a lecturer in the Visual Arts Department, as well as a jewellery designer, goldsmith and artist. She sees her technical grounding, as a medium that allows her to make conceptual art. She graduated with a Bachelor in Visual Art (Creative Jewellery - and Metal Design) degree from Stellenbosch University in 2009. After graduation, she continued her technical training, and in 2011 she qualified as a goldsmith. In March 2015 she successfully completed her Masters in Visual Arts degree at Stellenbosch University. Currently, she is enrolled for a PhD in Jewellery and Object Design at PXL-MAD Hasselt and Stellenbosch University.
In 2018 Joani won the South African contemporary Jewellery awards and in 2019 she was awarded the second place in the Jewellery category of the PPC Imaginarium Awards.

Statement

Joani views contemporary jewellery as a medium through which one can critically reflect upon one’s social and political environment. Her research interests are memory studies and narrative specifically in relation to a South African context. She continues to make art that feeds to and from these research interests. Her art questions the stability of memory and narrative while also challenging the traditional function of jewellery.
In her more recent work, she takes a satirical stance against popular-culture and consumer culture as an experienced form within a South African context.
In her latest series of works entitled The Seven Deadly Seductions she is Inspired by the religious concept of the seven deadly sins. In this series, she humorously challenges the seductiveness of unethical behaviour, especially within the framework of the current South African political environment. The pieces are personal interpretations and abstractions of form, material and colour, which takes a satirical stance against popular culture and the consumer oriented lifestyle that so many South Africans have become accustom to. They portray negative character traits as jewels, which confront the meaning of status symbols. The work challenges perceptions through the influential symbolic power of jewellery, specifically as a means to communicate identity and social status.  
 

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2019:
Exhibition  31 Oct 2019 - 30 Nov 2019  A Perfect Pair.
Tinsel Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Exhibition  13 Oct 2019 - 03 Nov 2019  Now Now.
2018:
Exhibition  07 Dec 2018 - 13 Dec 2018  Universiteit Stellenbosch University. Degree Show 2018. Gradex' 18.
2017:
Exhibition  18 Nov 2017 - 08 Dec 2017  100% New.
2016:
Exhibition  25 Nov 2016 - 07 Dec 2016  Universiteit Stellenbosch University. BA Degree Show 2016.
Exhibition  12 Nov 2016 - 02 Dec 2016  Portrait.
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