FABRICATION : group exhibition

A message folded, moulded and stitched.
Curated by Kristen McClarty and Laurel Holmes

Opening on Saturday 24 September between 11am - 3pm
with an opening address by Gretchen van der Byl at 12pm.

Finissage on Saturday 15 October between 11am - 1pm.

24 September – 15 October 2022
50 Buitenkant Street, Cnr Roeland & Buitenkant Street, Cape Town.
Gallery hours: 10 - 4 Tues to Friday, 10 - 1 Saturdays
or by appointment

Fabrication Group exhibition, close up of air dried clay artwork by Jo Roets

Fabrication:  A Message Folded, Moulded and Stitched, brings together eight women artists working in various media, borne out of a rich history of craft, but that have now moved to a place of acceptance as contemporary art.

This exhibition focuses on the exciting interplay between contemplation and a tactile response of forming that thought with the hands: the meditative travelling from the artist’s brain, through their neural passages, their synapses, to the nerves that control their hands and what they do. So that each piece becomes their message, a concept intertwined with the fabrication of the piece.

Exhibiting Artists: Katja Abbott, Cathy Abraham, Willemien De Villiers, Laurel Holmes, Maia Lehr-Sacks, Kristen McClarty, Jo Roets, Lindsay Quirk

selected works listed online - visit the gallery to view the exhibition in full

See photos from the Opening Event and read Gretchen van der Byl's speech here

  • Delicate framed light-relief clay wall sculpture by Jo Roets
    Light Relief Sculpture / 20 x 51 cm
  • framed light-relief wall sculpture in air-drying clay by Jo Roets
    Light Relief Sculpture / 41 x 54 cm
  • framed relief clay sculpture by Jo Roets
    Da Terra
    Light Relief Sculpture / 41 x 54 cm
  • framed piece of white porcelain clay LAUREL HOLMES
    Ghost I
    Paper Sculpture / 20 x 20 cm
  • book sculpture made from porcelain paper clay LAUREL HOLMES
    Of Ash And Ether III
    Sculpture / 10 x 18 cm
  • paper clay sculpture of 3 small boxes LAUREL HOLMES
    Weight Of Loss (triptych)
    Sculpture / 24 x 8 cm