Littlewort was born in Cape Town, and lives and works in the City Bowl.
She uses fresh and experimental ways of working with oil paint on different surfaces, calling this methodology “Absurdist” as it creates unexpected, surreal accidents which Littlewort uses to express her sense of the essential absurdity of life.
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. Since her last solo show with “We Live in the Past” which worked as a contemporary critique of South African social history, Littlewort is focussing on what critic Brenden Gray describes as “blind, liberal acceptance of the transcendental properties and goodness of art.” She intends for this to take the form of a kind of magical-realist satire of ‘cottage mysticism’.
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