We are pleased to announce that Lien Botha will be participating in a group mixed media exhibition around the theme of drought entitled Droogte – Drought – Imbalela – Isomiso – Komelelo – Dyandza Gomelelo – Komello Somiso Khuru.
The exhibition opens this Friday 25 August at the Artvark Gallery in Kalk Bay, Cape Town and closes on Sunday 8 October 2017.
Drought and extreme weather is considered a climate change pattern in this new planetary epoch we now call the Anthropocene. This term officially came into use to describe the current geological age in August 2016.
The scale and far-reaching consequences of the current drought in Cape Town can at times be difficult to imagine. This exhibition explores how art can be a tool to explore some of the complexities of these new planetary realities such as drought. With work from over 35 artists this exhibition will have a particularly South African approach.
Barnard Gallery is proud to announce that Lien Botha has been awarded the Eugène Marais prize for literature for her debut novel Wonderboom. Her related solo exhibition of photographs was presented by Barnard Gallery at Somerset House in London during the 2016 edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair. For more on this project, including details of available works, please refer to the artist’s page on our website or alternatively contact the gallery.
Work by Lien Botha is currently featured in the exhibition Home Truths at the Sanlam Art Gallery in Johannesburg. The exhibition, which previously showed at the Iziko South African National Gallery earlier in 2016, is drawn from public and private collections in South Africa and explores the South African domestic interior and its concomitant themes of security, comfort and self expression. Curated by Professor Michael Godby and featuring David Goldblatt, Lisa Brice, Sam Nhlengethwa, Ian Grose and Thuli Gamedze, amongst others, the exhibition will be on show until the 3rd of February, 2017.
For more on the artist and her work
Work by Lien Botha will be featured in the inaugural YiPSA (Young in Prison South Africa) exhibition and auction at the Orms Cape Town School of Photography. The exhibition includes selection of work by both established and emerging South African photographers and artists, including Guy Tillim, Sue Williamson, Zanele Muholi, Gary Van Wyk, Mikhael Subotsky, Omar Badsha, Cedric Nunn, Obie Oberholzer, Eric Miller, Paul Weinberg, and many more. The exhibition will open on Monday, the 14th of November and the auction will take place on Thursday the 17th.
To take a virtual tour of our booth at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair showing the solo exhibition of Lien Botha, please click here.
Work by Lien Botha will be featured in a unique print project by the Association for Visual Arts entitled Burr Print & Purpose, an exhibition and limited-edition portfolio comprising etchings by eight artists including Bridget Baker, Andrew Putter and Georgina Gratrix. Production is limited to ten portfolios of which only two will come to the art market. The exhibition will open at the AVA Gallery on Thursday, September 1 and the first portfolio will go on auction on October 10 at Strauss & Co, Cape Town.
Lien Botha’s novel Wonderboom (Queillerie) is a finalist for the WA Hofmeyr Prize for Africa fiction. In the Journel of Literature Reinhardt Fourie commented,”Wonderboom is a daring work that creates a story-world out of the main character’s experience and his lyrical observation.” He says Botha’s novel comments on art and artistry; social, economic and environmental issues; and makes a contribution to the dystopian-novel tradition. “Although this particular South Africa is a work of imagination, the reader quickly becomes aware that the novel is delivering commentary on contemporary South Africa.”
Barnard Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in the 2016 Cape Town Art Fair. The fair will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from Friday, February 19 to Sunday, February 21. Artists represented at the show include Barbara Wildenboer, Ryan Hewett, Alexia Vogel, Alastair Whitton, Sarah Biggs, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Katherine Spindler, MJ Lourens, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Gitte Möller, Lola Frost and Lien Botha. Find as at booth C4.
Lien Botha and Jaco van Schalkwyk will both be participating in the Stellenbosch Woordfees, which will take place from the 4th to the 13th of March, 2016. Botha will be exhibiting her series of prints, Wonderboom, at the University of Stellenbosch Museum, while van Schalkwyk will be participating in the exhibition Breek/Break.