Tamlin Blake- After the Fire

Date: 7 March -28 April 2024

Time: 9am-7pm daily

Venue address:
Sisonke Gallery at The Cape Heritage Hotel, 90 Bree Street, Cape Town City Centre

Tel: +27 21 424 4646

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After the Fire, an exhibition by Tamlin Blake showcases her reflection on a personal moment in history.

Blake's exhibition showcases an object made with skill, craftsmanship and deep intent forever reflecting a moment in history.

A devastating fire decimated a large portion of a private home in the winelands in 2020 and extensively damaged a well-loved art collection housed there. This affected Tamlin deeply because many of the artworks were by artist friends or artists she deeply admired. In some cases, all that was left of paintings on the walls were the metal hanging fixtures and stains where the oil paint had melted to the floor.

After the fire, dozens of old fine china remnants were found among the debris which Blake salvaged for this significant exhibition. The artworks created from the shards grew into echoes of the objects they had once been. In their new form, they remind us not only of the impermanence of precious things but of the art of appreciating thoughtfully made objects, and their meaning and significance in the moments given to us.

The major themes of Blake's work revolve around what makes up and supports each individual's sense of belonging and After the Fire conveys exactly that.

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