About the Exhibition
Ann’s current collection explores various mediums and concepts spanning back 10 years. She comes to terms with her place within the land that has embraced her, feeling within and without.
“Someone who lives outside all possible social contexts, free, independent, unshaped by any particular environment, but shaped by internal growth and living experience.”
She shares her personal influences Bessie Head, as well as her personal experiences within the vastness of life within Botswana. Ann has also co-authored two books on traditional Botswana art in her hopes of promoting it to a larger platform.
“Unsurprisingly, we are again subjected to a sensuous treat of the delicate and powerful”
About Anne Mary Gollifer
Ann was born in 1960 to an Amerindian mother and English father in British Guiana and resided in the South Pacific, the Caribbean and the UK until moving to Botswana in 1986. Since then she has become a permanent resident of Botswana and part of the fabric of the country, exploring in her work – the relationships we all share with the country.
As an artist and member of the Thapong Visual Arts Centre, Ann was part of the executive committee who were responsible for the building of the centre. Ann’s work is currently exported and featured in various parts of the world including Nando’s Head Office in Putney. Her work has also appeared in Sainsbury’s permanent collection housed at the National Gallery.
While her influence within the arts community continues to blossom, she brings to the rest of the world, her ideas and perspective and is currently working on her second book, Men With Tails.
6th August 2015 – 6pm-9pm Private View Opening Night
27th August 2015 – 6pm-9pm Closing Show Night