The Dead Bunny Society (DBS) comprises of four practicing artists (Dirk Bahmann, Stephan Erasmus, Peter Mammes and Neil Nieuwoudt) with a wide variety of artistic and curatorial experience. DBS aims to create a community of artists that work towards common goals to support each other. As DBS we propose to create an independent and fringe platform for various artists from varying disciplines, both established and emerging, finely curated for the TAF 2015. With the long-term aim of creating various other exhibitions in pop-up locations in JHB, nationwide and abroad. Various artists would be approached. WAYNE MATTHEWS, ELIZAVETA RUKAVISHNIKOVA, MBALI MDLULI, PETER MAMMES, NEIL NIEUWOUDT, STEPHAN ERASMUS and others….
Dead Bunny Society (Fringe2015) will consist of: Dirk Bahmann | Ronel de Jager | Stephan Erasmus | Laetitia Lups | Peter Mammes | Wayne Matthews | Neil Nieuwoudt | Barbara Wildenboer | Elizaveta Rukavishnikova
DIRK BAHMANN Dirk is an architect and artist, who was born and lives in Johannesburg. He studied Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand and obtained his qualifications, a BAS in 1997 and B.Arch in 2000 with distinction. His work spans and combines a number of diverse disciplines ranging from photography, physical computing, sculpture, and architecture. Central to his work is the exploration of the existential dimensions of the nature of place of Johannesburg. STEPHAN ERASMUS Stephan has been a practicing artists for more than 20 years and has gained experience the gallery industry by working in a wide variety of galleries that includes municipal, commercial and corporate galleries. Through his experience in the art world he has honed his skill as an educator, curator, sales person and as an artist. In his artistic career he has established himself as a recognised artist represented in corporate, university, museum and private collections locally and internationally. PETER MAMMES Peter has always had an interest in the macabre and absurd, he began drawing as a young child and attended the National School of the Arts in Braamfontein where he finished school in 2004. NEIL NIEUWOUDT Neil is a visual artist and has been curating professionally since 2008 (Cape Town) until present (NIROXprojects, Johannesburg) where he functions as gallerist and has been project manager/ curator for numerous independent projects.