Jeannette Unite has traveled through more than 30 countries, to remote mines and industrial extraction sites to collect minerals, site specific sands and images. As such she has been "mining her artist's paintbox".
Unite makes her own pastels and paints from these materials. The subject matter is the material.
Unite recent solo exhibition TERRA at Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany and CANNW, Exeter University is based on her research. This research across the African continent and the 10 000 miles in Europe and UK was sponsored by AMA (Art Moves Africa), Mzansi Department Arts and Culture and the five scholarships she received for her studies including a Masters in Fine Art (distinction). Unite has exhibited in Biennales in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (2009), in the Beijing Biennale (2010) and Lyon, France print triennial (1995) as well numerous museums and university galleries in Southern Africa.
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