Tamlin Blake

Tamlin Blake

South African artist Tamlin Blake (1974), holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the University of Stellenbosch. She has had eight solo exhibitions to date, the most recent being Revelation: Stories and Secrets Disclosed at CIRCA, Johannesburg (2015). She has also exhibited extensively in group shows nationally and internationally. Her work was included in the Synergy exhibition of contemporary bead art at Iziko Michaelis Collection (2005-06), the South African Art: Signs exhibition held at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava (2007) and the Skin-to-Skin: Challenging Textile Art show, which formed part of the Kaunas Art Biennial TEXTILE 07 in Lithuania (2007). Her work was exhibited at the Spier Contemporary Exhibition (2008), included in the South African Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China and presented as a Spier Special Project at the FNB Joburg Art Fair in 2012. In 2003 she received the Brett Kebble Merit Award and in 2011 she was invited to the Frans Masereel Centre in Belgium for an artist's residency. Her work can be found in various corporate and public collections.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2019 Tied by Time, CIRCA, Rosebank Johannesburg 2018 Stealing Beauty, Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank Johannesburg 2015 Revelation: Stories and Secrets Disclosed, CIRCA, Rosebank Johannesburg 14 May – 5 July 2013 Altered Yarns Revisited, online exhibition at out of the Cube (www.outofthecube.co.za ) 2012 Spier Special Project: Tamlin Blake, The FNB Joburg Art Fair, 7-9 September Altered Yarns, Spier Wine Estate, Cape Town 2008 Private Spaces, Curious Whetstone and Frankly, Cape Town 2007 Birthright, Bell-Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery, Cape Town and 2008 Hollard Gallery Hall, Johannesburg 2005 Blood, Sweat and Tears, blank projects, Cape Town 2004 Change of Address, AVA, Cape Town 2001 Exploring Cremnophytes, Bang the Gallery, Cape Town SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2015 FNB Joburg Art Fair with Everard Read and Circa Galleries, 11 – 13 September Summer Exhibition, Knysna Fine Art Gallery, 25 November – 15 January 2013 Small Canvas Project, initiated by the Benetton Foundation and exhibited at Ca’ dei Carraresi, Treviso, Italy (2014) and Museo Bilotti, Rome, Italy (2014) and the Venice Biennale (2015) SPI National Portrait Award, a portrait competition sponsored by Sanlam Private Investment. Shown at various galleries in South Africa through 2014. 2012 The 8th Definitive Series of Stamps, Iziko Museums of South Africa (South African National Gallery) 2010 South African Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai, China 2009 Keepsakes, AVA, Cape Town 2008 Skin-to-Skin: Challenging Textile Art. Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg 2007-2008 Spier Contemporary 2007. Spier Wine Estate and Johannesburg Art Gallery 2007 Skin-to-Skin: Challenging Textile Art. Kaunas Art Biennial TEXTILE 07, Kaunas, Lithuania South African Art, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum. Bratislava, Republic of Slovakia Portrait and Landscape, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Lourensford, Somerset West 2006 Print exhibition, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town 2005 - 2006 Synergy, exhibition of contemporary bead art at Iziko Michaelis Collection (South African National Gallery), Old Town House, Greenmarket Square, Cape Town. 2005 Shaping Place, Grande Provence Estate, Franschoek Finding You, Collaborative work in clay, AVA, Cape Town 2004 11th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA Doring Dollies, AVA, Cape Town Assemblage, Battersea Affordable Art Fair, London 2003 Water Colour Society of Ireland Annual Exhibition, Dun Laoighaire, Ireland. Botanical Art Exhibition, group show, Queen Victoria and Art Gallery, Tasmania, Australia 2002 Fruits of Desire, joint exhibition, The Metatron Art Gallery, Co. Wicklow, Ireland Water Colour Society of Ireland Annual Exhibition, Dun Laoighaire, Ireland Red Dot Artists. Bartley Dray gallery, 62 Old Church St, Chelsea, London 2001 Botanical Art, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg 1998 Botanical Art, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, RSA Succulents in Botanical Art, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, RSA


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