Ingrid Uys

Ingrid Uys was born in 1985 in Ermelo, Mpumalanga. Growing up in small towns like Middleburg, Clarens and Harrismith, she spent most of her childhood days horseback riding, drawing and daydreaming for hours outside under big trees. Her exposure to different places and people nurtured a curiosity in the world around her, and producing drawings and paintings has since been a way to collect those moments and memories. After years of art classes in different studios in different towns, Ingrid Uys completed her BA Fine Art Degree in 2007 at the University of Pretoria, specializing in oil painting.

Ingrid had her first solo exhibition in 2016 at Halifax Art Gallery in Johannesburg, the opening speaker being her erstwhile university lecturer, Diane Victor. She has been part of numerous group exhibitions since at various spaces. She has participated in BirdLife South Africa, hosted by Mark Read from Everard Read in 2016. Over the last 3 consecutive years, Ingrid has enjoyed successful shows at the RMB Turbine Art Fair with the White River Gallery.Her themes explore contrasts of permanence vs impermanence through her favoured subject of birds in flight. As her childhood was charachterised by a host of moves to many small towns, the concept of movement migration and flight plays a strong role in her work - her birds in flight paying homage to the value of a few seconds. Ingrids work is currently part of numerous notable local and international collections, private and corporate.

"I find most of my inspiration in nature, the beauty and mysteries of Creation, finding ways to translate meaning and purpose through my work. I am fascinated by the delicate relationship we have with each other and nature. A major theme in my work is the fragility of time, a recurring and almost consistent concept I am developing. The birds in flight resemble a moment captured, it refers to the significance of time, the value of a few precious seconds. This idea has also given birth to my peephole series, focusing on different perspectives and different lenses. Wearing glasses/contact lenses myself, I find the vision we have, the way we see and interpret the world around us, captivating." IU 2019

Ingrid Uys

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Say Africa

Say Africa

Laurel Holmes, Ingrid Uys, Andrew Hamlet, Mariana Zwaan, Karin Daymond, Walter Voigt, Erica Schoeman, Eric Eatwell, James De Villiers, Lynette van Tonder, Rene Eloff, Gerrie van Tonder, Winston Thekiso, Sue Martin, Wendy Sippel, Noeleen Kleve , Marina Louw, Michael Heyns, Anton Smit, Tony Fredriksson, Willem Pretorius, Anna Kirsten, Gwen Miller, Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe, Lebohang Sithole, Braam van Wijk, Sizwe Khoza, Linda Pretorius, Pat Sithole, Nelsa Guambe, Jonathan Kassel, Elise Buitendag, Bongi Bengu, Odette Saayman, Annelie Odendaal, Daryl Nero, Valinda Lombard, Elizabeth Tristram, Maria Pienaar, Cobus van Bosch, Maria Marais, Coleen Williams, Henriette van Staden, Ewald Esselen, Pete Armstrong, Khulekani Msweli, Phindile Mamba, Thabo Lukhele, M.J. Hill, Jackie Noakes, Ianthe Hudson, Anya Heymans, Lucy Doran, Valinda Lombard, Thelmi, Siphiwe Fokazi, Belinde Fourie, Belinde Fourie, Ian Hertslet, Ian Hertslet, Mimi van der Merwe, Zakkie Eloff, Jennifer Snyman
White River Gallery
30 Nov 2019 - 19 Jan 2020

"I may be walking in the streets of a city called London, but the dust on my boots, and rhythm of my feet ...

A Coterie of Orchids

A Coterie of Orchids

Ingrid Uys, Mariana Zwaan, Griet Van Der Meulen, Rene Eloff, Anna Kirsten, Elizabeth Tristram, Liz McQueen, Elise Buitendag, Odette Saayman, Valinda Lombard, Libby Bell, Hanlie Bosch, Carla Grindstad, Celeste Higgs, Linda Kuhn, Marina Louw
White River Gallery
19 Oct 2019 - 29 Oct 2019

A group exhibition exploring new ways of viewing orchids and their world.

Abundance - The Art of Giving

Abundance - The Art of Giving

Laurel Holmes, Ingrid Uys, Andrew Hamlet, Karin Daymond, Erica Schoeman, Eric Eatwell, Lynette van Tonder, Rene Eloff, Sue Martin, John Moore, Walter Westbrook, Wendy Sippel, Noeleen Kleve , Anton Smit, Anna Kirsten, Thandazani Ndlovu, Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe, Marina Walsh, Sue Pam-Grant, Braam van Wijk, Diane Victor, Sizwe Khoza, Lionel Smit, Sanusi Olatunji, Siphiwe Fokazi, Linda Pretorius, Pat Sithole, Joao Ladeira, Elizabeth Tristram, Thandazani Ndlovu, Nelsa Guambe, Nelly Guambe, Susann Oosthuizen, Laura Bachelor, Antjie Newton, Blake Senini
White River Gallery
01 Dec 2018 - 27 Jan 2019

Exhibition showcasing resident and visiting artists.