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Saturday, October 10, 2015


(Hilary Grant-Currie’s works at Longmynd Art Gallery)

A solo exhibition of works entitled My Heritage by Hilary Grant-Currie is currently on display at Longmynd Art Gallery in Hillcrest where it runs until 28 October 2015.

Taking inspiration from her environment, Grant-Currie’s work investigates the relationship between the artist and her surroundings, capturing her dependence on, and love of, nature especially the rocks, aloes and trees found in her immediate surroundings.

The artist views her surroundings and the natural elements in them, as part of her heritage, passed on from one generation to the next. Acting as a reminder of her past and a physical representation of her present, these artworks transform her surroundings into treasured objects: treasures filled with history, echoing her respect and love for that which she embraces as her heritage.

Drawing with self-produced charcoal, the collected and burnt matter is no longer a static element just observed, but an active co-participant, each producing its own individual marks, making the art not only an expression of the artist’s inner landscape, but also a physical expression of her outer landscape.

Grant-Currie graduated with a BA Fine Arts degree and a Teachers Diploma from Pretoria University. She has been involved in art in one way or another for the past 34 years. She captures the diverse rhythms, textures and colours of South Africa. She is based in Hluhluwe; and works and exhibits extensively in the Highway area and Midlands.

The purpose-built gallery showcases an interesting, diverse selection of traditional, contemporary and modern art by early and mid-career artists as well as fine investment art by South African Masters. Original bronze sculptures and ceramics by internationally acclaimed sculptors are on permanent display. New works of art are regularly featured in the gallery and group and solo exhibitions take place throughout the year.

My Heritage runs until October 28 from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10h00 to 15h30 at Longmynd Art Gallery, 24 Old Main Road, Hillcrest. The gallery is adjacent to Vicky Cristina’s Restaurant. More information from the Longmynd Gallery on 031 765 2878 or 082 924 4718.