Louise
Almon

Louise Almon was born in 1958. She trained in the art schools of Rhodes and Cape Town University, where she graduated as a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1981. 

Almon lived in the Eastern Cape from 1982 to 2000 and honed her skills in the company of George Pemba, with whom she worked intimately with from the mid-eighties till the end of the nineties. Her experience as an artist was further enriched by her involvement as a founder member of the Imvaba Arts Association, a nonprofit organization that sought to promote black artists and make their work accessible to the art market.                    

In 2000 Almon moved to Johannesburg and works from a studio in Fordsburg.

“I work from a studio in Fordsburg, the city skyline is my landscape and the street below my inspiration. The movement and energy of the stream of city dwellers move in and out of my landscape, some more permanent than others. Some years ago I worked on a series “Searching for the City”, and I find myself continually researching and playing with this theme. The city I attempt to portray is today more peopled and busier than before but the search is still for the linkages that ground the inhabitants.”

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