Gwen Van Embden
Gwen van Embden graduated from UNISA with a BA(Phil)(1990) and from Michaelis Art
School UCT with a Masters in Fine Art (Distinction) (1999). Gwen’s master’s work
entitled: ‘Hand Work for Keeping the Home’, dealt with identity and memory and how meaning
is constructed in the domestic space using a family archive of objects and ephemera.
More recently the artist has joined Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky’s group
and has participated in their workshops locally and in Italy, as well as in their group exhibitions.
These workshops have been formative in forming the content of her work. In particular
notions of the spiritual in the practice of art and the quotidian.
Beaches I, 380mm x 280mm
Beaches II, 380mm x 280mm
Beaches III, 380mm x 280mm
Beaches IV, 380mm x 280mm