Adele van Heerden | Artist in residence | The gestural freedom of monotypes and Joburg’s urban jungle
In this episode of the David Krut Podcast, Annabel Williams and Amé Bell sit down with Adele van Heerden to reflect on her residency at the David Krut Workshop in June/July 2021.
Having studied curatorship at a graduate level allows Van Heerden to bring ideas from both of her undergraduate fields of study – fine arts and history/politics – together in her fine arts practice. After graduating with a degree in Fine Arts from the Ruth Prowse School of Art in 2010, Van Heerden continued her studies at the University of South Africa, obtaining a BA in History and Politics. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Cape Town with an Honours Degree in Curatorship. – https://adelevanheerden.com/
In June/July 2021, Cape Town-based artist Adele van Heerden spent a month in residency at the David Krut Workshop, making prints and completing works in other media that appear in her current exhibition at Lizamore & Associates Gallery in Fairlands.
In this episode of the David Krut Podcast, Annabel Williams and Amé Bell sit down with Adele van Heerden to reflect on her residency at the David Krut Workshop. As an accomplished painter Adele considers the gestural freedom watercolour monotypes presented her in the workshop and compares her previous, limited experience in printmaking to her time spent alongside the very accomplished technicians and artists of the David Krut Workshop. Her time spent at the David Krut Workshop, situated at Arts on Main in Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct suitably planted her in the centre of one of the world’s most forested cities – from which she sought inspiration for her imagery. The body of work produced during her residency includes a series of watercolour monotypes and intaglio prints (a first for Adele), which we look forward to sharing in due course.
To find out more, check out the David Krut Portal where you can see Adele’s residency diary at the David Krut Workshop: https://davidkrutportal.com/adele-van-heerden/