A place for artists – Botho Project Space – has announced their latest offering titled A Place Called Home. The art curator will be showcasing the works of award-winning contemporary visual artist Trevor Stuurman in the much-anticipated first solo exhibition by the artist. The art exhibition will officially open on the 20th of May, with the launch being on the 19th, and will run until the 19th of June 2022 in Johannesburg.
A Place Called Home is where Trevor Stuurman‘s story and journey will come alive. You will see him place himself within the exhibition by personifying various themes and installations centred around his home. Housed by Botho Project Space, with furniture and homeware from Weylandts, home is the foundation of Stuurman’s life as he constantly chooses to create his understanding of the world he sees through his own familiarity.
The showcase is a celebration that aims to continue a fractured yet existing conversation – to make the table longer and wider. To make space for more people to come together and ultimately build a culture of community to remind us that home is a place of belonging.
Narrated through the lens of Trevor Stuurman, the exhibition is a concept very close to his heart. Evoking the nostalgic feeling of a loved one waking you up at the first light of dawn, dipping into a warm bath, scrubbing the weekend away and stepping out in your Sunday best.
Set in a home in Parktown West, the idea behind the exhibition is to re-create a space where people can relive their own Sundays at home. It will be a place to call to mind a time and moment where special memories still reside.
Stuurman has collaborated with leading furniture and homeware retailer Weylandts to infuse the exhibition with authentic design. Guests will be treated to a lookaand feel of his current home as many of the same pieces in his personal space will be used in the exhibition.
Trevor Struurman tells a story through Weylandts
“As a lifestyle brand, we recognise the importance of storytelling. We understand that humans are shaped by their environments. So, we encourage people to celebrate their personal style and tell their story when creating their home sanctuaries. The rich narratives that come from this deserve to be shared. Our collaboration with Trevor Stuurman allows us to celebrate his unique style, while demonstrating how design can influence the way we live,” says Weylandts Founder Chris Weylandt of the collaboration.
“Home is more than just four walls,” continues Weylandt. “A house becomes a home as spaces are navigated, emotions are felt and personal style is expressed. The home is therefore the perfect blank canvas for life’s stories to emerge.”
Born in Kimberley, Trevor Stuurman unpacks how the home he was born into is a theme that translates into everything he creates and filters into the spaces he occupies. His eye is attracted to things that resemble and ultimately encompass the feeling of home.
“Home is the place where we surrender to our vulnerability. A space meant for people to be moulded and ultimately thrive in. It’s where humans discover their own version of comfort, solace and meaning. Home is a place where one is known. Home is also the centre point that allows us to navigate the world,” affirms Trevor Stuurman.
With a true reflection of home and all it has to offer, bespoke experiences themed SUNDAY BEST will be produced to run alongside the month-long exhibition. A mixture of art, music and food, the experiences will take place every Sunday. It will include a series of curated dining experiences by a selection of top South African chefs, paired with local musicians who will serenade guests. Attendees get to dress in their SUNDAY BEST, gather around the table with their loved ones and enjoy amazing conversation, food and music.
A PLACE CALLED HOME EXHIBITION by Trevor Stuurman
|20 May – 19 June (runs Tues – Sat)
|11 am – 5 pm (Weekdays) and 10 am – 5 pm (Saturdays)
|26 Rhodes Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193
|R50.00 via Plankton.mobi