Photography Credit: A. Goedhart


Emma Willemse is a conceptual artist, lecturer and curator. Her art-making practice deals with issues of displacement and is informed by her own experiences. Her artworks are technically varied, and include sculptural installations, printmaking, artist’s books, painting and drawing.

Emma has exhibited extensively in South Africa, Africa and abroad, and her works have been included in the Art Bank Joburg, the Eindhoven Collection in the Netherlands and the South African Embassy in Beijing. In 2016 she was part of the Dak’Art Biennale in Senegal, and in 2017 she held a solo exhibition of her artist’s books in Paris.

Emma holds a Masters in visual art from the University of South Africa, and qualifications in psychology and librarianship.


Boat 2017 Digital print limited edition 40x70cm

Boat 2017 Digital print limited edition 40x70cm.



Following the resounding success of the inaugural event in 2016, Solo Studios returns to the Riebeek Valley over the weekend of 11-13 August 2017:

Hosted in and around the towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West, Solo Studios is a collaboration between artists, art curators and galleries based in the area, and has been created to provide an opportunity for art collectors to visit artists in their studios to view and purchase their art. Mostly private and reclusive, the artists invite the fraternity into their personal realm for a rare intimate encounter.

A new addition to this year’s offering is the inclusion of resident authors, poets and book illustrators, all represented on one platform in a group exhibition, “The Writers’ Studio”. A highlight of this programme is the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with political commentator Max du Preez and investigative journalist Jacques Pauw.


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