My art is very often intuitive, site-specific and/or experimental but created as part of a series, such as ‘Beach Meditations’ and Nuances, or part of a thematic body of work presented as an exhibition:
Feel the Earth Breathing, vFringe Visual Art Events, National Arts Festival, 2020
Feel the Earth breathing, a collection of drawings, mixed media art and photography by Janet Botes, is inspired by an emotional response to moments spent in the forest, on the beach, and travelling. They represent the artist’s deep respect for and appreciation of the Earth’s biodiversity and the wisdom locked away in moments of silence – moments during which you can hear the song of the Earth and the sea if you listen carefully enough. Intentionally created as visual prayers, these artworks speak of connection and silent growth through natural cycles.
Selected group exhibitions
2021 // EVOKING Art Experience, Ingrid Nuss Fine Art Gallery, Garden Route, South Africa
2020 // RUST-EN-VREDE RESCUE, Fundraising Group Exhibition, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, South Africa.
2019 // Nature Art Cube Exhibition ‘12x12x12+Nature’, Geumgang Nature Art Centre, Gongju, South Korea.
2018 // Water, Liebrecht Gallery, Somerset West, South Africa.
2017 // SPRING | UNTITLED. StateoftheArt Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
2015 // It’s in my Nature… Exhibition by Janet Botes & Jaco Coetzee. Liebrecht Gallery, Somerset West, South Africa.
2015 // Remembrance of Nature: 30 Nature Artists in the World, Geumgang Nature Art Centre, Gongju, S.Korea.
2014 // Equus. Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, R44 between Somerset West and Stellenbosch, South Africa.
2014 // The industrial Karoo: FEAR & LOSS, curated by Katie Barnard du Toit. Oliewenhuis Art Museum, “The Reservoir”, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
2013 // Pieces & Puzzles: Compositions of human expression inspired by nature. Lovell Gallery, Woodstock, South Africa.
2013 // Encounters Annual Wildlife exhibition at the Cape Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
2012 // Walk This Earth Alone, Gallery @ Grande Provence, Franschhoek, , South Africa.
2012 // HumanEarth III: First Material, US Gallery, University of Stellenbosch’s Woordfees, , South Africa.
2010 // VAN-Guard Winelands Group Exhibition, Durbanville Hills, South Africa. Curated and organized by VANSA.
2009 // Sangisa Sangisa, exhibition & group performance, VANSA Spin Space, Cape Town, South Africa.
2008 // Unified: Unpretty, Unclean, Underneath, Unnatural. Eat Your Words Artspace, Vereeniging, South Africa.