One: Merry Christmas

“Merry Christmas” used to be the norm in these parts. We used to be proud of our Christian heritage. A few have complained about the greeting being offensive. We would not want to offend anyone, so “Seasons Greetings” caters to the lowest common denominator and supports the commercial side of things. The god of money […]

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Different Strokes: Challenges

Working within a group inspires different ways of thinking. With new thinking comes new challenges. When faced with a new challenge we must, as a group, collectively decide to participate. Without everyone on board the activity is no longer a group endeavour. Challenges galore  Devenir is a collective of five women artists who, in their […]

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Different Strokes: Installation

Wisdom tells us if we stop growing we die. Growing requires a certain amount of risk. Therefore taking risks keeps us fresh, excited and engaged. Devenir is a risk encouraging new risks. A cooperative installation is the latest risk. Working in a group Traditionally artists have followed a path of isolation. They preferred their own […]

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Different Strokes: Le Francothon

Fundraisers show up in all kinds of forms. Le Francothon follows the formula for “thons” including music, a prison with a guard, a cash bar, hype and a new addition: a local artist. Centre of attention The organisers installed a separate stage for me thinking I would be working at an easel. I asked for […]

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One: Diverging

Diverging from the routine is commonplace for most artists. In fact, maintaining a routine is quite challenging. This week is more divergent than usual. Every invitation to do something different requires a decision. One makes the choice joyously or begrudgingly. Joy takes less energy. Rather, joy energizes. Rescheduling So. with that in mind, the planned […]

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Different Strokes: Devenir

Wisdom tells us if we stop growing we die. Growing requires a certain amount of risk. Taking risks keeps us fresh, excited and engaged. Devenir is a risk encouraging new risks. Cooperating Traditionally artists have followed a path of isolation. They preferred their own company and the space to follow their muse. Currently there is […]

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