Selected Exhibitions

Delft Mural Project

Community collaboration and public art on low-cost housing - more than 150 walls.

What Art Is For

Curated Group show April 2017 at 196 Victoria
If you missed it, find the link to a short video tour here

Reality Check

Solo exhibition of paintings, assemblage and objects found in nature, installed as a journey from representation to abstraction. Association for Visual Arts June-July 2016.

White Curtains

Group exhibition, White Curtains is a multi-disciplinary reflection on local customs and self-restrictions, surveillance and the flight of hope. Exhibiting artists went on an expedition to investigate and tell the story of this fascinating social phenomenon.

The Invisible Ones

Alliance Francaise, 155 Loop Street Cape Town January 2015
Portraits of archetypes, stereotypes, celebrities and friends in mixed-media painting and collage,with ceramics by Zbys Kaczmarek

Humanearth Exhibitions

Warren Siebrits Cape Town, Stellenbosch, University of the North-West Potchefstroom

Half Light

Solo Exhibtion, Alliance Francaise, Cape Town, 2010

Projects and Exhibitions

Wongol Nature Art residency South Korea 2015
Boer War Surveillance Cameras as part of Karoo Geoglyph, Matjiesfontein 2015
Invisible Ones exhibition with Zbys Kaczmarek, Alliance Francaise 2015
The House That Came Back (Ghost House) District 6 Museum 2014
Whispers of the Sea, Pan African Market Gallery and Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town 2014
Land Art residency, Porcupine Hills, Western Cape 2014
Founded Western Cape Land Art Group 2014
Bodymap Mural Moya We Khaya, Cape Town 2014
Hope Floats at SIDES Site Specific Plettenberg Bay 2013
(Eco)nversations 2013 CCDI Cape Town
Stretch Drawing at Greatmore Showcase 2013
7-Headed Coat, Till It breaks Greatmore Event Space 2013
‘What’s For Dinner’ Cheng Long Wetland Park, Taiwan, 2012
Drawing Together National Arts Festival 2012
Cycle of Life at Chenglong Residency Taiwan 2012
Explosion and Domestic Disturbance Conradie Hospital Cape Town 2012
Humanearth series 2011-12 Stellenbosch,Cape Town and Potchefstroom
Spring, Art in the Forest Hout Bay 2011
Cut Books Observatory Art Walk 2011
Winter, Irma Stern Museum 2011
Recycling Monster,Moving Planet street parade, Cape Town,2011
The ‘Stof’ That dreams Are Made Of Afrika Burn, 2011
Enviro Fortune Card readings Wessel Snyman Gallery 2011

Co-facilitated Women’s Empowerment project ‘Aware/Oware’ for Freedom to Create at Greatmore Studios, 2011
Thupelo Found Objects Workshop, Greatmore Studios, 2010
Tankwa Hands, Afrika Burn 2010
Half Light Alliance Francaise 2010
Great Walk and More, 2010
Suzani to Shweshwe Artvark, Cape Town 2010
Co-facilitated Biodiversity workshop, Kirstenbosch Gardens, 2008
Ngong Forest Workshop Nairobi, Kenya, 2007
Provoke, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, 2008Friends of Greatmore retrospective 2010As Luck Would Have It 2007 GCG Gallery
Behind the Sky, Gerard Cloete Gallery 2006
Abundance 2005, 38 Special
Wings Hout Bay Library, 2003
Breaking In/ Breaking Out 2002, Greatmore Studios
My Life Durban Art Gallery 2003
Izikhwepha Zethu III (Our Strength) Durban 2002
Amalgamation National Library 2000
Emerging, Greatmore Studios, 2001
Soft Serve national Gallery 2000
Taking Space St Ives 1994,
Tapong National gallery of Botswana 2001 African Dreams Porthgwiddon (St Ives)1994

Represented in Cape Town by
Works in private collections, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, UK, USA
Public collections University of Cape Town, Botswana National Gallery.

Janet Ranson lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Janet Ranson is a painter and nature artist who finds inspiration all around her. She works from and in the natural environment, walking, sketching, creating temporary land art installations and collaborations - and using all these to inform her energetic paintings. Bold gestures suggest growth, movement and the flickering light of a windswept mountainside, with succeeding natural phases revealed in washes and layers of paint.

Ranson trained in workshops in South Africa and believes art is for sharing. She sees it as a method of making sense of the world, and for celebration. She has participated in and run many workshops, been selected for residencies in Bulgaria, Turkey, Taiwan and South Korea, and exhibits regularly.

She is a founder of Cape Land Art (see Facebook page) and works with Site-Specific artists on large scale land art. She is currently collaborating on rural installations and community murals.

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