“ONSE MENSE” is a series of 2 books consisting of charcoal drawings by Marie Stander. Each drawing is accompanied by a poem that was specifically created for it by one of a selection of different poets.
The people depicted in the drawings are from Jamestown, Stellenbosch. The original drawings are life-size and has been reduced to the format of the book.

The second book is available from the artist or at selected branches of Exclusive Books, Wordsworth and some galleries and interior shops around Cape Town.

Onse Mense 2

The second book in the series, also sponsored by SANLAM, was launched at a Woordfees exhibition in 2016.

Book Size: 17cm by 20cm
Price (buying from artist): R250

Onse Mense

Onse Mense

The book, sponsored by SANLAM, was launched at a Woordfees exhibition in 2010. A retrospective exhibition followed at the SANLAM Gallery in Bellville. Please read the interview between Marie Stander and Louis Esterhuizen from Protea Boekwinkel, published on the website

Book Size: 17cm by 20cm

Poets who participated in this project:
Therese Bartman, Annie Klopper, Deborah Steinmar, Zandrea Bezuidenhout, Chris Brunette, Marius Swart, Helena Conradie, Lourens Muller, Koos van der Merwe, Willem Fransman Jr, Charl-Pierrre Naude, Barend van Vuuren, Trienkie Laurie, Willem Jansen, Ronelda S. Kamfer