Python In A Thorn Tree

John Newdigate & Ian Garrett

Medium:

Hand Painted And Glazed Porcelain, 2018

Dimensions:

30cm x 31cm

More Artwork by John Newdigate

John Newdigate grew up in Cape Town and has worked as a professional artist and ceramist since 1991. Recurring themes in his work include the interplay of light and water; atmospheric

renderings of the man-made and natural landscape near his home in Swellendam at the foot of Langeberg mountains; as well as imaginatively exuberant plant, bird and animal motifs that are often a wry commentary on human interactions with the natural world. His work is represented in important South African public and private collections around the world.

“Informally schooled in the tradition on reduction fired stoneware from a young age, in recent times I have embraced my love of colour and specialised in hand-built underglaze painted, oxidation fired porcelain vessels depicting the world around me. Plants and animals are used to make wry commentary on human emotions and interactions”

John Newdigate, 2018

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Flying Into The Wind, Nuweland Gallery, Netherlands

2016

Square Clouds in a High Sky, EBONY/CURATED, Franschhoek, South Africa

Group Exhibitions

2016

“8th Talent Award of the Nassauische Sparkasse” Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany

2009

“Potters 4 Function”, Irma Stern Musuem, Cape Town

2008

Group Exhibition, Grande Provence Gallery, Franschhoek

Mike Donkin’s Choice, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch

2007

“Greenhouse Effects” A.R.T. Gallery, Cape Town

“North South East West” curated by Barbara Lindop, Johannesburg

2006

David Walters and Friends, William Humphries Gallery, Kimberley

Renault Group Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg

2005

Barbar Lindop, Invited Renault Artist Exhibition, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal

2004

Group Exhibition, Bayside Gallery, Durban

2003

Rose Korber Art Salon, Camps Bay, Cape Town

1999 – 2001

Annual Studio Exhibition, Kalk Bay, Cape Town

Collections

South African Cultural History Museum, Cape Town

William Humphries Public Art Gallery, Kimberley

Renault South Africa Corporate Collection, Johannesburg

Anglovaal Industries Corporate Collection, Johannesburg