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Minor Matters Exhibition 2010

The artist Dot Vermeulen and I collaborated and curated the exhibition, Minor matters, for the The Volksblad Art Festival 2010. Child-related issueswere the stimulus for this exhibition. Issues, some subtle but gut-wrenching, are generally overlooked by adults. This resulted in a rich contribution by 20 artists. Cape Town based painter Norman O’Flynn, Jo' burg painter Bronwen Findlay, PE photographer Gerhardt Coetzee, PTA new media artist Nathani Luneburg and Ian Marley from NWU were invited to participate. Local Free State artists presented captivating art works. The exhibition became an interdisciplinary interplay between art and text, as Gerhard Schoeman, Ursula Viljoen, Dennis Francis and Marissa Brooks have written thought provoking short and diverse essays for the catalogue. The Volksblad recently nominated the exhibition in three categories for the best production on the festival.