Earth Artist

Hanien Conradie is an earth artist known for her diverse land-based creative practice centered around ‘sense of place’ and ‘belonging’. Her practices include landscape paintings in natural pigments, studies in ink on paper, ritualistic performances and ceremony and meditative pieces in natural pigments; all in relation to special places she knows well. 

Hanien is an active contributor to earth concerned interdisciplinary symposiums, online organizations and artists’ residencies where ecological research is conducted through creative practice. She has a Master’s degree in Fine Art (with specialization in painting and ecology), holds a degree in Architecture and she is a teacher who has taught at tertiary institutions such as the Michaelis School of Art (UCT) and at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She has participated in numerous ecological exhibitions located in Southern Africa, Europe and the USA. In addition, Hanien runs private workshops focused on the discovery of new ways of relating to natural places, to other human beings and to herself through creative practice.


As an artist who trained in the discipline of painting, one could say that my approach to most of my creative work is painterly. This painterly approach runs through the way I paint, my work with natural pigments, ritualistic performances and my meditative pieces. Through my creative practice, I aim to heal my own alienation from the natural world by working with specific places. As I research various streams of knowledge related to these places; as I find connection through the materiality of making, I change. The place becomes a part of me and I become a part of it. My work aims to express and share this connection.

Work On Show

Tsodilo Hill exhibited courtesy of Julia Meitjies Fine Art at Tokara Wine Estate; Helshoogte Rd, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, 7600 +27 836751825

Acquire My Art

My exhibited paintings, films and other works are for sale through the Circa Everard Read Gallery in Cape Town. Please contact them at

In Europe, I work with the Montoro12 Gallery in Brussels. Please contact them at 

You can also purchase my work through the Spier Arts Trust initiative: The Creative Block - Please contact 

The ArtGazette also stock my work on paper. 
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Commissions, Studio Sales & Collaborations

Please email me directly to discuss commissions, sale of studio work and new projects.