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Come cycle with me

Mon, 3 October 2016 17:35
by Johanna Mafwila

Trudi Dicks has turned her love for cycling into new heights and is currently holding a wonderful art exhibition for others to experience riding a bike through her eyes.
‘Come cycle with me’ is currently on exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) and will be showcasing in the main gallery till the first of October 2016.
Dicks lifelong love for cycling can be seen in the pieces on display. The artist used various mediums such as embroidery and various print forms to accentuate shapes inspired by the different parts of the bicycle.
The exhibition is filled with images that portray an obvious love for the art that is cycling, not only in the different parts of the bicycle, but also in the experience one goes through while cycling; The way in which they observe the world while cycling.
Pieces such as “Medals” show a variety of different medals that can be won by cyclists in various cycling contests that take place across the nation, starting from the Nedbank Cycle Challenge.
One of the most eye catching pieces in the exhibition is titled “The White Cycle Route” made of a car spring, wire mesh and copper. The intricate use of the copper to create a miniature bicycle and the use of the car spring to represent a hill, while the wire mash is used to represent a road, showing the different terrains a cyclist can see.
“Speed” is an linoleum cut print on velin cuve paper of two bicycle brakes which emphasises the different physics that goes into the total functioning of a bicycle.
Part of the exhibition is a power point showing images of the artistic process that went into the final pieces. It also shows the artist with her various friends and family on their separate biking expeditions.
Feel free to make a turn to the National art gallery and see the artworks on display as Trudi Dicks is welcoming audiences into the sport that she has loved most if not all her life and that love and passion shows in her works.