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Refinery: We are expanded far into the past

“As a Simon’s Town resident I was intrigued by the unlikely charm of the derelict buildings of the Marine Oil Refinery that was demolished in 2005. My creative process has always been inspired by the cycle of life – extinctions developing into new creations developing into extinctions again…  This is especially relevant in Simon’s Town with its rich history, the historical buildings and graveyard.  The skeletal structures of the derelict Refinery became, for me, the embodiment for this ongoing process of extinction and renewal.
 
The creative process for this exhibition eventually also became metaphorical – many of my past and discarded artworks were given new life being reformed/refined into new artworks.
 
I am inspired by textures that are formed by erosion, corrosion and disintegration as a result of the passing of time. The medium of printmaking lends itself to express this process on paper.
 
When The Studio Gallery opened in the same premises as where the Refinery used to be, it seemed a fitting venue to exhibit this current body of work.”

- Marelise Van Wyk

Participating: Marelise Van Wyk

VENUE:

THE STUDIO ART GALLERY
Address: harbour bay centre, cnr dido valley road and main road, simonstown
Tel: 021 786 9457
Gallery Hours: Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 18:00.



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