Hannelie takes groups of people to view her work in and around Johannesburg, South Africa
If you want to go on one of these walkabouts please email her on firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and more information.
Note on walking with the artist
In my practice as a public visual artist I aim to find ways to improve our relation to nature. It’s a twofold approach. First I take time to make artworks in public spaces to explore the site and listen to the community that pause to see what I am doing. This initial information gathering phase creates a neutral platform where curious community members can engage. It could lead to their involvement in the later phases of the project. This is when the second phase starts. Once I have identified some kind of environmental congestion or misperception I find professional partners such as scientists, urban planners, environmentalists and suitable financial means to draw attention to these perceptions. Re-generative design principals are applied holistically to make multi-functional public art.
Functional artworks benefits society at large whilst simultaneously connecting disciplines which have been working independently. The business model encourages social entrepreneurial partnerships as seen in natural eco-systems.