Laurel Holmes (b.1964)
An emerging artist, Laurel Holmes left the corporate environment in 2012 to concentrate on art making and relocated from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 2016. Her painting training has been with Karin Daymond and Ricky Burnett.
Although working mainly in painting (oils on canvas) and some wax encaustic and mixed media, printmaking came into the mix through workshops at The Artists’ Press in 2013 and Sharon Sampson studio in 2014/5 and in 2019, two internships at Warren Editions.
In 2021 Holmes completed a postgrad diploma in fine art (Honours) from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, working in porcelain paper clay, and is continuing to work with elements of fragility in new works.
She has paintings and print works in private collections both local and international, as well as in the collections of South African corporates.
'A sense of place' - group exhibition, Latitudes
'Between a Rock and a Hard Place' - group exhibition at AVA, Cape Town
'At The Table: all-women printmakers' , Cape Town
'The Printing Girls: annual exhibition' at The Artroom Parkhurst, Johannesburg
'Mother nature in monotype' - group exhibition at White River Gallery, Mpumalanga
The SA Print Gallery: SA Print Gallery
'LandsCape' - with Karin Daymond and Natasha Norman at Spin Street Gallery, Cape Town
'Mpumalanga Diaspora' - group exhibition at White River Gallery, curated by Karin Daymond
'Vessel' - group exhibition at RK Contemporary, Riebeek Kasteel
'Light from Dark: printmakers in conversation with Alma Vorster'
'She' - group exhibition at Riebeek Kasteel Contemporary
Turbine Art Fair with White River Gallery, Johannesburg
joined The Printing Girls by invitation and exhibited (The Artroom Parkhurst)
'Surface and Depth' - exhibitition at Gallery 2, with Danielle Malherbe, Johannesburg
'nano 1.3' - group exhibition at Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
Turbine Art Fair with Gallery 2 and White River Gallery, Johannesburg
'Don’t drink the milk' - exhibition at No End Gallery, Johanneburg
'Land & Sea' -group exhibition at Art on Avenues, Somerset West
‘Say Africa’ (White River Gallery)
Initiator of Kommetjie Open Studios event.
The White River Gallery re-launch exhibition;
Innibos: ‘Mosterd na de Maal’
Turbine Art Fair (Gallery 2, Halifax Art)
nano 1.2 (Barnard Gallery)
As it was: group exhibition at White River Gallery, Mpumalanga
Contributed to GIF4 (The Artists’ Press)(copies of GIF purchased by the Smithsonian and the V&A Museum).
Group exhibitions included ‘Disclosure’ and the SA Fine Art Print Fair (Halifax Art)
‘Earth Garden’ and Turbine Art Fair (Gallery 2) and other group exhibitions with Carol Lee Fine Art, In Toto Gallery, Liebrecht Gallery and State of the Art.
Turbine Art Fair (Gallery 2)
‘Surface matters’ (Halifax Art)
‘Scapes’ (State of the Art) and Liebrecht Gallery.
Various group exhibitions at In Toto Gallery, Halifax Art, Rotary Art Festival, the inaugural SA Fine Art Print Fair.