“ONSE MENSE” is a book consisting of 22 charcoal drawings by Marie Stander. Each drawing is accompanied by a poem that was specifically created for it by one of 22 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 book, sponsored by SANLAM, was launched at an 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 www.versindaba.co.za.
The book is available at selected branches of Exclusive Books, Wordsworth, Protea Boekwinkel and some galleries and interior shops around Cape Town.
The book size: 17cm by 20cm
It is packaged in a brown natural coloured paper box with the
words “onse mense” printed on the top.
For any futher information or book orders please contact the artist.
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