Lost, Found and Stolen .... an exhibition by Joan Martin, Lara Mellon and Maggie Strachan
at Fat Tuesday, Kloof, South Africa
from the 8th May until Saturday 26th May 2012
Lost, Found and Stolen
You are invited to an exhibition by:
Joan Martin, Lara Mellon and Maggie Strachan
Tuesday 8th May until Saturday 26th May
Fat Tuesday
Bellevue Campus - Bellevue Road - Kloof – 031-717-2785/9
Cash Bar Downstairs or call ahead to book a table for supper at Bellevue Café (031) 717-2780

Our last exhibition at Fat Tuesday spoke about our methods of working as a group – finding a direct and particular response to each other’s work which became a discourse about our methods of art making and our childhood memories. 
This exhibition “Lost, Found and Stolen” is a continuation of our first theme. We revisit memories both personal and collective, things that we perceive individually and jointly from the mist, looking at places and ideas that have been abandoned and forgotten by ourselves and by society as a whole.

Lara Mellon – Silver Solitude – 12x15cm
Lara Mellon – Silver Solitude – 12x15cm 
Through regular contact and scheduled meetings (once a month) we initially set up themes – each artist came to the meeting with a word or criteria.  Finding our way unexpectedly through these verbal and visual clues often resulted in these prompts being combined in a new context.   

During the past year we have each in our own way been diverted by the demands of life, but always found our way back via our scheduled meetings and mutual support.  There are definite connections between our artworks - we often consciously and unconsciously “steal” from each other’s work. Gourbault statement is applicable: “The influences may be subliminal and subtle but all that surrounds us in some way changes how we see things and who we are.”
Maggie Strachan – Beatrice Street – 30x19cm
Maggie Strachan – Beatrice Street – 30x19cm
Joan Martin – Whispering Trees – 15x20cm
Joan Martin – Whispering Trees – 15x20cm 

Dr Norman Doidge an advocate of neuroplasticity sums up the journey these artists have undertaken:
“We are often haunted by important relationships from the past that influence us unconsciously in the present. As we work them through, they go from haunting us to becoming simply part of our history.”


Tues 8th May 6:30 - Exhibition to be opened by Jeanette Gilks, Fibre Artist and teacher of Art

Sat 12th May 10:30 - Artist and Art Teacher Ana de Vlieg will conduct a walkabout

Sat 26th May 10:30 - Clinical Social worker applying  Jungian Theory Estelle Hudson will conduct a walkabout and discussion of the artworks 

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