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Van Der Merwe

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About The Artist

Jacques van der Merwe immigrated from South Africa to Australia in 2008. He now lives and works here on Tamborine Mountain .

Van der Merwe practices art from the mid 90s. His current work investigates immigration and the importance of forgetting. Merwe explores topics such as time, memory, loss, entropy, and sedimentation. With his sculptures, videos and drawings he utilises methods of trace, inframince, and empreinte (impression) - while capturing the emotion and intensity of our feelings.