Nano 1.1 opening at Barnard Gallery

I have a few works on the Nano 1.1 exhibition opening at Barnard Gallery, Cape Town on the 26th July and ending on the 15th August.

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2016
oil on paper. 110x50mm

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50ty/50ty print edition launch for June

A screen print edition titled Cape Town Harbour_15h36_11.03.2017 that I created with Black River Studios for their 50ty/50ty project launches this month. Please share and collect…



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In conversation with Dawn Garisch - book launch for her latest novel Accident

Doctor and writer, Dawn Garisch has just published her latest novel Accident through Modjaji Books. Dawn invited me to be in conversation with her at her book launch event at Kalk Bay Books on the 10th May. She asked me if I wanted to make a performance part of the conversation as one of the main characters in the novel is performance artist Max.

Accident - book launch by Dawn Garisch in conversation with Katherine Bull

drawing performance - charcoal & ink on canvas
(photograph by Katherine Glenday)

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Towards Telepathy

Towards Telepathy is a two-channel video created in collaboration with artist Emmanuel de Montbron for the exhibition Closer Than Ever, curated by Michaela Limberis of Art meets Camera, Gallery Momo, 2nd March, 2017 from 18:00.

Towards Telepathy

Emmanuel de Montbron & Katherine Bull
Two-channel video. 3’30. 2017

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Am I ever Alone? (dancing to someone else’s tune)

Am I ever Alone? (dancing to someone else’s tune) at Smith Studio, Cape Town on the 2nd February as part of the group exhibition Folly.

Am I Ever Alone? (dancing to someone else’s tune) from Katherine Bull on Vimeo.

Thank you to all those who visited the performance and to those who shared their sound choices with me. Thank you to Amy Ellenbogen and Smith Studio for inviting me to do the performance. A special thank you to my assistants Gabrielle Kruger, Adrian Ranger. And to Paris Brummer, Martin Kruger & David Smith for documentation.

photo by David Smith


photo by Paris Brummer


photo by Paris Brummer


photo by Paris Brummer


photo by Paris Brummer


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Am I ever Alone? (dancing to someone else’s tune)

Am I ever Alone? (dancing to someone else’s tune) is a performance I am doing at Smith Studio, Cape Town as part of the group exhibition Folly. The performance will take place this First Thursday, 2nd February 18:00-20:00.

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Folly’ at Smith Studio Cape Town

I currently have two collage works on a group exhibition Folly at Smith Studio, Cape Town (25 Jan-18 Feb).

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paper collage
300 x 210 mm (paper size)

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Monday night printing at Warren Editions

Last year I started going to Monday night open printing sessions at Warren Editions printmaking studio, Cape Town. I have really enjoyed getting back into printmaking again after the collaborations I did with Warren Editions in 2013-15. So far I have made a few etchings and a larger series of Monotypes. I have been exploring both oil and watercolour, painting two plates simultaneously with my left and right hand from short videos I shoot with my mobile phone while travelling in a car.

Monotype - ambidextrous watercolour painting in process

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2016 review

In 2016 I made a start with my book project with Lessons in transformation at the Michaelis Galleries, University of Cape Town in May. What was intended to be a once off exhibition ending in a publication during the exhibition ended up being only the introduction! So look out for a series of exhibitions/performance events that will become chapters of the book.

Last year I also participated in three group exhibitions at the Barnard Gallery,Cape Town.

Lessons in transformation_Autobiographical notes

Dinner Collection, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town (7 December 2016- 24 January 2017)

acrylic on percale cotton
1800 x 1335mm

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Lessons in transformation_

Lessons in transformation_ is a recent exhibition in the upper gallery at the Michaelis Galleries, University of Cape Town 5-20 May. The exhibition was set up as a site for conversation around my creative practice over the last eighteen years. There were various prompts for starting a conversation about my practice from photographic and video documentation to painting and collaging actions. On the 12th May I did a painting performance that also provided an entry point and experience of an aspect of my practice, namely painting live from multiple and moving visual media.

Lessons in transformation_biographical notes
Lessons in transformation_biographical notes

documentation from performance 12 May 2016
(photograph by Kyu Sang Lee)


Lessons in transformation_biographical notes
Lessons in transformation_biographical notes

documentation from performance 12 May 2016
(photograph by Kyu Sang Lee)


Lessons in transformation_
Lessons in transformation_

documentation from opening event 12 May 2016
(photograph by Kyu Sang Lee)

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Lessons in transformation_


I am holding conversations about my work in the upper gallery at the Michaelis Galleries, Hiddingh Campus, University of Cape Town until the 20th May. Through various digital and physical prompts for conversation, I intend to gather material towards a publication on my practice as visual artist and educator.

Lessons in transformation_
Lessons in transformation_

Upper Gallery, Michaelis Galleries
Hiddingh campus, University of Cape Town
5-20 May 2016

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Lessons in Transformation_Nkandla Concourt Ruling


The Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, South Africa has found that President Jacob Zuma failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.
He has been ordered to pay back the money he spent on the development of his personal estate Nkandla.

Lessons in Transformation_Nkandla Concourt Ruling is painted form watching eNCA live Broadcast footage on Thursday 31st March.

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data capture_In search of…

Back in Cape Town for almost three weeks and only getting to process documentation from my final exhibition for Nosadella Due artist residency, Bologna Italy now…

What an experience! A lot to process… Seven weeks, Venice, the biennial, Bologna for a month and brief visits to Milan, Florence, Padua and Rome. I will be feeding off this experience for years to come. Thank you to The Africa Centre for making it possible, to Nosadella curator Elisa Del Prete for being such a brilliant host. Also to the directors and staff at Atelier Si (esp. Tihana Maravic and Giovanni Brunetto) for hosting a performance, workshop and exhibition at the theatre. And to all the wonderful people I met at Nosadella and along the way.

During my residency at Nosadella Due I first did a performance, data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE(Bologna) (see previous blog post) a week after arriving as part of the launch of the season program at theatre, Atelier Si. I ran a weekend workshop in the middle of the residency and then on the 25th October I held a small exhibition again at Si to show the work I had created prior and during the residency.


[Photographs by Tihana Maravic & Linda Rigotti]

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WORKSHOP Bologna

As part of my residency at Nosadella Due, Bologna I ran a weekend workshop at the theatre Atelier Si (15-17 October 2015).

This was a great opportunity to share my creative practice and experiment with using my own processes of working between the digital analogue spaces of drawing as a means to reflect on the nature of perception, presence, orientation, self-expression and connection in a contemporary digital media environment.



I had a lovely core group of participants ranging in age and art experience who were open to the experimentation and the exercises I created for them over the two day workshop…


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data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE, Bologna

For the month of October I am artist in residence at Nosadella Due, Bologna.
On Saturday 3rd October I performed data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE as part of an opening event at the theatre centre, Atelier Si, Bologna.

data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE
data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE

Katherine Bull
performance documentation
Atelier Si, Bologna, 3 October 2015

(photograph by Gianluca Normanno)


data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE
data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE

Katherine Bull
performance documentation
Atelier Si, Bologna, 3 October 2015

(photograph by Gianluca Normanno)


data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE, Bologna
data CAPTIVE AUDIENCE, Bologna

Katherine Bull
performance documentation- painting
Atelier Si, Bologna, 3 October 2015

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