Serving Msunduzi through the Visual Arts
Cattle and Cups
The Schreiner Gallery
5 October to Sunday 12 November 2006
Corina was raised on a farm in KwaZulu-Natal and studied Design and History of Art at the University of Pretoria. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions throughout the country and has her work represented in a number of private and public collections in the province.
She has taught art and is currently focusing on creating work with themes of cattle and crockery for this solo exhibition. She describes the cattlescapes as "Densely massed cattle, as a metaphor for humans being herded helplessly along through circumstances."
Her interest in teacups and tablescapes is based on her experiences as a farmer's wife and a mother, where teacups depict a culture of feminine values associated with serving, which is slipping away with constantly changing cultural and social values.
She sees a cup as a symbol of a person, with the potential to nourish through its content. Both subjects address themes of man's various, simultaneous levels of existence.
The artist will be in residence during her exhibition when she will be available to talk to members of the public about her work.
The Tatham Art Gallery holds an Art Collection that contains significant British and French artworks dating back to the 18th century. Its South-African art collection is focused on, but not exclusive to, the art of KwaZulu-Natal.
The Tatham Art Gallery hosts a range of Art Exhibitions. These include traveling and researched exhibitions as well as exhibitions initiated by the Gallery and compiled from the collection.
A selection of current and archival articles from the Tatham Art Gallery. These articles provide a historical and contemporary perspective on the Gallery and the visual arts in KwaZulu-Natal.