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BARBED WIRE PARADISE 2016

BARBED WIRE PARADISE 2016

“Paradise, is exactly where you are right now, only much, much…better” – Language is a Virus (Laurie Anderson) Barbed wire paradise was an immersive drawing constructed in studio over a period of three months from over 40 000 pipe cleaners, a few pot plants, a handful of coins, a single musician and two swings. It […]

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The Space Between / The Noise Behind 2016

The Space Between / The Noise Behind 2016

Billed as ‘The Space Between / The Noise Behind’ the show is a curious mix of art and quackery, or as Grobler puts it — ‘pseudo-science’. What both Grobler and O’Flynn recognise is that art is always provisional, intangible, that at best all it can do is piggy-back reason with feeling. – Ashraf Jamal, art […]

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If you go down to the woods today 2015

If you go down to the woods today 2015

Liza Grobler at Everard Read Gallery Cape Town “Perhaps, what one wants to say,” she wrote in her notebook, in firm and elegant cursive, “is formed in childhood, and the rest of one’s life is spent trying to say it.” - Barbara Hepworth (British sculptor)* Trying to make sense of Life – an ongoing experience that is [...]

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Playlist 2015

Playlist 2015

Playlist is a playful interpretation of a musical playlist. A colour experiment where music is the driving force behind the mark making and line direction. The playlist, “The best kicks against the pricks!”, was compiled by a friend and consists of a selection of rock and pop songs. It was listened to on repeat for [...]

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Decor-Z 2015

Decor-Z 2015

This collaborative exhibition offers an off-beat take on home decoration. Liza Grobler selected the work of five artists to create a space that is reminiscent of home, yet is somehow distorted, as if in a dream. Grobler weaves it all together with multiple connections: her fence-like constructions span the exterior and spill into the exhibition [...]

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Blindfolded Line, Dancing Through Time 2014

Blindfolded Line, Dancing Through Time 2014

The moment a point is set in motion, a line is created. This line multiplied, creates a web or a network that constructs images or connects objects, people and places. Line is a basic element of traditional image making. When multiplied on a flat surface, it creates shape and once freed from the picture plane, [...]

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Kloofstreet World Design Capital 2014

Kloofstreet World Design Capital 2014

ACCIDENTAL ART has been included as an official project in the World Design Capital Cape Town programme 2014. The second Accidental Art installation is a Half Square ceramic relief artwork by Liza Grobler, and marks the biggest Half Square piece to date, as well as the first exterior application of the ceramic art product. Nando's Kloof Street was [...]

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Honey Drops 2014

Honey Drops 2014

This temporary installation was conceived for the Winter Sculpture Show 2014 at the Nirox Foundation at the Cradle of Humankind. The work is titled Honey Drops and is constructed from 10 000 pipe cleaners. The form reference birds nest, organic structures and the colours of the surrounding landscape ins summer.

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Diary of a Nanosatellite 2013

Diary of a Nanosatellite 2013

Did you know that South Africa has a space programme? Africa's first nanosatellite was launched on 21 November 2013 from a small town in Russia. A nanosatellite is a very small satellite, only 10 x 10 x 10 cm, and this one was developed by the electrical engineering department at CPUT. ZACUBE-1 will orbit the earth 15 [...]

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White Termite Installation 2012

White Termite Installation 2012

“The most perfect example of the group soul can be observed in our own bodies. The human body is composed of a number of organs, each connected by a visible or invisible thread to a central point, the brain. Each organ is in constant activity and has a separate purpose – at least the purpose [...]

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Mooi uitsig to Mooiuitsig 2012

Mooi uitsig to Mooiuitsig 2012

Interactive artventure for HAWK 2012 executed with the assistance of Swain Hoogervorst and Hannah Paton. 2012 *The translation for 'mooi uitsig' is ‘beautiful view'. Mooiuitsig is also the name of the local community where the Penguin Kidz school is situated. Art Entrepeneur Lien Botha is the organisor and driving force behind the first Hangklip Art [...]

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Tjorts!/Cheers! 2012

Tjorts!/Cheers! 2012

Mixed media drawings (diasec) Tjorts!/Cheers! is a collection of drawings that celebrate small moments in everyday life. The drawings are based on a poem by Danie Marais. Cheers! The world is everything that is the case Wittgenstein said. Everything, however, rubbed me wrong for years I clenched my black heart childlike for revolution my teeth on [...]

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Crochet, Gym and Tonic 2011

Crochet, Gym and Tonic 2011

Crochet, Gym and Tonic was a physical dialogue between a visual and performing artist in collaboration dancer Léan Coetzer. The performance spontaneously repeated every 30 minutes, 21 times over the course of a day. Grobler crocheted a piece from bra elastics whilst Coetzer experimented with small movements whilst strapped into the "vibromatic". Coetzer took her hip measurements [...]

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Sometimes, you have to kill your darlings 2010

Sometimes, you have to kill your darlings 2010

The performance was conceived for a one-night event at the Bijou Art Studios in Observatory (Cape Town). Sometimes, you have to kill your darlings is based on a phrase often used by a former lecturer (Timo Smuts). It refers to the necessity to sometimes undo parts of (or an entire) artwork in order to successfully [...]

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Imagination (for humans) 2010

Imagination (for humans) 2010

Imagination (for humans) formed part of the Laboratory for Recycled Revolutions curated by Isa Suarez at the Greatmore Art walk. This laboratory was an opportunity to nurture initiatives and express ideas in the vibrant Woodstock community.  It was an interactive platform for creative invention, investigation & intervention about ‘recycling’ what we’ve learnt. Using text as a form [...]

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Visitor 2008 – 2009

Visitor 2008 – 2009

An interactive exhibition at the UCT Irm Stern museum (Installation overview) The UCT Irma Stern Museum, or The Firs as she fondly called it, was the house of one of South Africa’s most renowned artists: Irma Stern. Here she lived, created and entertained. According to letters and anecdotes the late Stern was an inspiring and fiery [...]

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