Tamlin Blake

Tamlin Blake (1974 - ) holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Stellenbosch and lives in the scenic village of Riebeek West near Cape Town. Blake is a mixed media artist, deeply interested in what constitutes and underpins each individual’s sense of belonging and identity, especially in a country that constantly asks us to question our cultural links. Her current work explores the making of memories and identity through inherited heirlooms, treasured objects as well as the spaces once revered by lost friends or family. A prominent aspect of Blake’s work is her fascination with materials and manipulating mediums like glass beads, hand-spun newspaper and mosaic chips which take them past the merely decorative.