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Friday, March 28, 2014


(“Abstract Collage 21” by Ingrid Adams. Ink stick, ink and handmade mulberry and rice paper collage on Waterford acid free mount)

Running in the In the Front Room and Corridor areas of artSPACE durban is an exhibition by Ingrid Adams titled SUMI-E.

Adams' work is rooted in the technique and process of SUMI-E. Her work begins with the experience and sensation of the scene. The subject matter is of movement in qigong practice, portraits, and land, using chance, mark and washes. The medium here is ink stick on mulberry, rice and Waterford paper. The second section is mainly abstracts, the colours inspired by meditative visions.

Through process and evolvement, she aims to create sensations of form, movement and texture using natural weaves: cotton, silk, jute and linen, which she has dyed and painted, to create collages, together with embroidery and fibres.

SUMI-E  runs at artSPACE durban until April 12 at 14h00. artSPACE durban is situated at 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Road) close to the Waste Centre. More information on 031 312 0793 or visit or