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Maureen Quin talks about Passion on Sanlam Arts Round Up

by | Mar 1, 2024 | Featured | 0 comments

Passion - 90th Birthday Exhibition at MOK Gallery

Maureen Quin talks about Passion, her solo exhibition that marks her 90th birthday and her 70th year as a sculptor, at MOK Gallery, that opens on 2 March 2024.

Listen to the Sanlam Arts Round Up on Fine Music Radio FMR 101.3fm on Fridays at 17h30

Maureen begins by focusing on some recent highlights in her career. The one that stands out for her, based on scale alone, is the Horse for Dubai, which is four metres high. “One step at a time” says Maureen and the horse was ready to step off to Dubai!

Based in Alexandria, in the Eastern Cape, she exhibits locally and abroad. An example is her ‘Hunt Series’ a collection of 12 sculptures about man hunting man. It was shown at The Cape Gallery in 2018 before touring Germany for two years.

The move she sees in her current work is that she is concentrating more on human relationships – there’s more romance and passion. She has included three works from 1985 in this exhibition to contrast to what she calls her ‘new look’.

Maureen explains that she only works in bronze as it’s the only feasible medium, because her work is often delicate.

Maureen Quin

COUPLE 1994 H360 x W260 x L150mm

The opening of Passion will be by Sandra Prinsloo at 11:00 on Saturday 02 March 2024. On Sunday Monday and Tuesday 3,4 and 5 March, Maureen will be doing walk abouts of the exhibition, housed in what were the slave quarters of the historic Muratie Wine Estate.

WHAT: Maureen Quin – Passion
WHERE: MOK Gallery, Muratie Wine Estate, Koelenhof, Stellenbosch 7605
WHEN: Opening: 11:00 on Saturday 3 March 2024 by Sandra Prinsloo | Gallery Hours Mon to Sun 10:00 – 17:00
INFO: Cecile Blevi T 072 5535547  | E  cecileblevi@gmail.com | Visit  | see also Maureen Quin 90th Birthday Exhibition at MOK Gallery

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