Sandman : Natalie Moore

27 February - 18 March 2018
Main and Mezzanine galleries

KZNSA, ABSA L'Atelier and Alliance Fran├žaise present the 2015 winner of the Gerard Sekoto Award

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Natalie Moore, a photographer and mixed media artist, won the Gerard Sekoto Award in the 2015 Absa L’Atelier art competition for her photographic triptych Once Upon A Time Jozi. She is also a designer with a particular leaning towards the field of architecture and she completed a BA (Architecture) at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Her photographic triptych Once upon a time Jozi is both a light hearted and didactic exploration of the universal fairytale within the African context. It takes a look at the archetypal mould of the world stage, by forcing Africa into that mould. The incongruence of the realism of the photographic medium and the whimsy of the fairytale also come into play, spotlighting the starkness of real life.

As part of her prize, Natalie won a three-month artistic residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris, allowing her to explore a new artistic scene and create an exhibition which will tour within the French cultural network in Southern Africa in 2018.

This exhibition is called Sandman and it is Moore’s first solo exhibition. It was presented and held at the Absa Gallery as part of her prize for winning the Gerard Sekoto Award. Dr Paul Bayliss, Absa Art & Museum Curator, says it is a standout exhibition that bears testament to the exceptional young female talent that is currently rising through the ranks in South Africa.

Upcoming Events

27 February 2018
Exhibition Opening: SANDMAN by Natalie Moore
Join The KZNSA Gallery for the opening of Natalie Moore's solo exhibition 'SANDMAN' from 17h30 on Tuesday 27 February 2018. Read more here.
28 February 2018
Walkabout: 'Sandman' with artist Natalie Moore
Join us for a walkabout with the artist, Natalie Moore, on Wednesday 28 February at 12h30 as she discusses her body of work 'Sandman'. Entry is free, all are welcome.