It is hard to imagine anything less obviously poetic than the machineries of mining or the scarred landscapes left over when mineral wealth has been extracted from the earth. But since the 1990s artist Jeannette Unite has been developing a highly personalised subject matter out of the public face of mining operations.

artist: Jeanette Unite
essays: Kathryn Smith
gallery: Irma Stern Museum Gallery, UCT, Cape Town
date: 2004
pages: 48

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