Awakening to Animate Earth

by George Kockott & Diana Graham

National Arts Festival,
Grahamstown, 3 - 13 July, 2014

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Green Fire Diptych Green Fire Diptych Green Fire Diptych Green Fire Diptych
 
Green Fire Diptych, Oil on yellowwood, 66cm x 39cm, George Kockott & Diana Graham


Making Waves
Making Waves, Oil on yellowwood, 115cm x 55cm, George Kockott & Diana Graham


Animate Earth  Cape Parrot Memorial  The Ecological Self 
Animate Earth
Oil on canvas, 92cm x 68cm
Cape Parrot Memorial
Mixed media on canvas, 98cm x 68cm
The Ecological Self
Oil on canvas, 98cm x 68cm

The Origins of Butterflies The Origins of Birds  
The Origins of Butterflies
Mixed media on board, 88cm x 68cm
The Origins of Birds
Mixed media on canvas, 98cm x 68cm


Playing in the Eta Carinae Nebula Self-Transformation: Opening the Psyche to truths of Earth and
				Cosmos  
Playing in the Eta Carinae Nebula
Oil on board, 88cm x 68cm
Self-Transformation: Opening the Psyche to truths of
Earth and Cosmos
. Oil on canvas, 98cm x 68cm


About the exhibition

George Kockott and Diana Graham share the conviction that a radical shift in consciousness, a fundamental change in the way people relate to the natural world, is necessary if we are to deal effectively with the global challenges of climate change, resource depletion and ongoing eco-cide.

"Awakening to Animate Earth" points to our roots deep in the natural world and to the path leading to a symbiotic relationship with Earth.  

This collaborative exhibition is in partnership with Rhodes University's Environmental Learning Research Centre's exhibition entitled "Re-imagining Nature-Culture Experiences: An environmental arts and learning" which also includes sunset performances of The Baobab in the adjacent Botanical Gardens and Isondlo Sustainable Foods in the Courtyard during tea and lunch.

Art Walkabout

The Exhibition is free 9am - 4.45pm, and then at 5pm daily there is an exhibition tour, with a complimentary glass of wine; tickets R40 from the Box Office or at the door.

Works for sale displayed at the Monument Arena:

Diana Graham - 'Animate Earth', oil on canvas, 92cm x 68cm, seen on the Advert

George Kockott - 'Redemption', yellowwood, 158cm x 60cm x 23cm

Collaborative works at their Exhibition sculpted by George and painted by Diana:

'Making Waves', oil on yellowwood, 115cm x 55cm

'Green Fire Diptych', oil on yellowwood, 66cm x 39cm

Contact us

Diana Graham on 083 697 1140, Contact Diana by Email

George on 083 689 5816, info@georgekockott.co.za

Biographies

Diana Graham is a painter and creator of the Eco-shrine at Hogsback,

"For the past 18 years I have engaged with tens of thousands of shrine visitors and made paintings promoting the understanding of our biological roots, the interconnectedness of Earth's eco-systems and the incompatibility of the current capitalist paradigm with ecological stability."

George Kockott is a sculptor and painter at Driftwood Studios, near East London

George has crafted objects of beauty all his life, firstly as a carpenter/joiner. He has used his practical abilities to master wood and stone carving, welding/metalwork, painting and ceramics, with a preference for materials which are recycled, sourced locally and characteristic of the Eastern Cape.

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