‘A Place Called Home’, presented by Botho Project Space, is a celebration that aims to continue a fracture yet existing conversation: to make the table longer and wider, making space for more people to come together and ultimately to build a culture of community, reminding us that home is a place of belonging. Narrated through the lens of Trevor Stuurman, the exhibition is an expression of ‘home’; a concept very close to his heart. Evoking the nostalgic feeling of a loved one waking you up at the first light of dawn, dipping into a warm bath, scrubbing the weekend away and stepping into your Sunday best.
Set in a home in Parktown West, the idea behind the exhibition is to re-create a space where people relive their own Sundays at home, the special memories and moments that make these days sacred in any South African home, For this show, Stuurman has collaborated with leading furniture and homeware retailer Weylandts to infuse the exhibition with authentic design, using many of the same pieces the artist has in his own home. ‘Home is more than just four walls,’ says Weylandts Founder Chris Weylandt. ‘A house becomes a home as spaces are navigated, emotions are felt and personal style is expressed. The home is therefore the perfect blank canvas for life’s stories to emerge.’
Born in Kimberly, Trevor Stuurman unpacks how the home he was born into is a theme that translates into everything he creates and filters into the space he occupies. His eye is attracted to things that resemble, and ultimately encompass the feeling of home.
‘Home is the place where we surrender to our vulnerability. A space meant for people to be moulded and ultimately thrive in. It’s where humans discover their own version of comfort, solace and meaning. Home is a place where one is known. Home is also the centre point that allows us to navigate the world,’ affirms Trevor Stuurman.
The exhibition will run from 20th May to 19th June 2022, click here to book your tickets!