"I make use of an organic geometry to explore the order in the disorder and the disorder in the order of the natural world." - Margie Britz
Margie Britz was born in South Africa and studied fine art under Brian Bradshaw at Rhodes University, South Africa, from 1967 to 1970. She taught fine art at the Port Elizabeth Technikon (now Nelson Mandela University) before returning to Rhodes University to teach painting and drawing and theory of art. Margie Britz moved to Britain in the early 80's where she now lives and works as a full time professional artist. Britz has exhibited internationally and has work in major international collections both corporate and private. Margie Britz has curated and participated in numerous exhibitions in Norfolk and has collaborated with other local artists on a number of large-scale installations including "Stars Stones and Bones" in Salthouse Church in Norfolk, England, where she collaborated with Liz McGowan in 2007.
"Flintscape" - 122cm x 122cm
"Desert" 122cm x 122cm
"Dark Star" - Earth pigment on linen
"Moraine 15" 210cm x 210cm
"Moraine" - Earth pigment on linen - 119cm x 119cm
"Push Moraine"- Earth pigment on linen - 119cm x 119cm
"Winter Wheat Four Fields: Summer" (detail)
"Stars Stones and Bones" - A collaborative installation in Salthouse Church, Norfolk, England.
Works by Margie Britz and Liz McGowan
Installation photographs by Eric Smee
"Esker I" - Margie Britz - Pigment on paper
"Spandrel for Galla Placidia" - Margie Britz - Starfish on paint on canvas
Six drawings were made, each one six meters in length, using pebbles as mark-makers and coastal clays, muds and sands as pigments. They were inspired by the Norfolk esker, situated a few miles from the church, a winding ridge of sand and gravel, the remains of a stream that once flowed through a glacier.
"Cosmos" - Margie Britz and Liz McGowan - Starfish, metal rods and earth. 234cm in diameter Detail: "Cosmos" - Photo by Liz McGowan
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