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Exhibition homes in on simple moments

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In times of turmoil, family life and nature are sources of comfort; stabilising forces that keep people grounded.

Hope, an exhibition of artwork in the Oliewenhuis Art Museum’s permanent collection, centres around the relationship between humans and nature; something that has inspired artists through the ages to capture moments to be relived and enjoyed.

This exhibition also focuses on the role of pets in family life, and includes Sheila Nowers’s miniature watercolour paintings of cats in homely settings, Michael Pettit’s oil painting of a dog in a box, Iris Ampenberger’s etching of a cat climbing a tree and Wendy Malan’s screen print of a cat on a windowsill.

Maud Sumner’s oil painting of a lone boat has the calm feeling of free composition and simplicity, while Otto Klar’s oil painting of the lively ocean will have a soothing effect on the senses.

Hope, curated by Linda Wheeler, will be showcased at the museum until 21 November.

  • Wheeler was appointed at the Oliewenhuis Art Museum in November 1994. She started documenting the permanent collection, which then comprised over 600 artworks, and was later appointed as principal conservator. She was responsible for the conservation and care of the permanent collection, which has now grown to include 1 515 items. Wheeler retired on 30 September.
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