About

Littlewort was born in Cape Town, and lives and works in the City Bowl.

She relentlessly explores the myriad ways of making marks with oil-paint, working on different surfaces that create unexpected, surreal effects.

Her sense of the absurd is informed by ideas famously explored by Dadaism: the inherent ridiculousness of capitalist ideology and its effects of global devastation, mass poverty and perpetual war. Her recent solo shows addressed themes of colonial exploitation ("We Live in the Past") and climate change ("The Great Grief").

Since then she has been re-looking at the human body, particularly nudes and portraiture, as a timeless source of inspiration for painting.

Education

2013 – Honours in English Literature, UCT.
2000 – Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, UCT.
1990 – Bachelor of Architectural Studies, UCT.

Previous solo shows

2015 We Live In The Past - 99 Loop Gallery
2008 Where the Trouble Started - Whatiftheworld Gallery
2006 The Paris Salon - Whatiftheworld Gallery
2005 Drawing on a White Background - Michaelis Art Shop
2005 Raw Over-Cooked - Gerhard Sekoto Gallery, Jhb
2004 I Want to be Famous - Association for Visual Arts

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