Bonny Hut's art explores  various aspects of the human paradigm, the essential reality and unreality of the stories of life, beauty and corruption.

Her work reflects infinite influences, as diverse as a drop of rain, the sound of a blade of grass in the wind, feelings derived by her sisters cooking, (Bonny does not cook too well) twisted drain pipes or twisted trees, the human soul, love, injustice, cat paws scratching windows and UFO sightings.

 Bonny occasionally paints her studio assistants (shown below), who, in turn, help her to do her art work. Moses has recently suggested, though a series of creative and elaborate poses, (conducted in unusual but specific locations)  that she should paint a realistic series of extraterrestrial portraits...

MOSES:
Ideas man.

TALULAH:
Light and
shadow consultant.

INDI:
Assists with
composition
& focus.

Bonny was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and grew up in Durban where she obtained a National Diploma in Fine art from the Durban University of Technology and a Cert 4 in Graphic Design from Durban Central Technical College.

Her Fine Arts education included an interesting time in South Africa's history. During Bonny's first year studying Fine Art, Durban Uni Tech was 95% white (with very few Indians and Asians) as it had been, more or less, since it opened in 1907. Four years later during her final year at of art the Uni Tech, it was almost 70% black and we had our first Black president, Mandela.  

 

 She has lived Melbourne, Australia, since 2000 where she ran the Alchemy School of Art for 10 years and has taught over a thousand people to paint and draw. She still teaches art occasionally. Information regarding art courses held by Bonny Hut is available here: www.ArtClassesMelbourne.com

 

 

 

She was also the director at the Esoteric Gallery for 5 years where she curated many art exhibitions and organised many collaborative art projects, events, conferences, workshops and community projects.

Bonny has had 12 solo exhibitions and 15 group exhibitions since 1996.

She also occasionally works on art related film and television projects. She has produced and edited  a TV series called "Inside Imaginary Realism" showcasing  interviews with artists who live in Australia.  (Link below.) She is also working on other collaborative film and television projects with VANA.

 

Bonny also used to work full time as a web site designer for two Melbourne newspapers and is the creator of the VANA site.

In her spare time she likes to write poetry and do extensive research on human rights issues, ufology, quantum physics, various aspects of the system, and help out where she can, to make this world a better place, especially for those groups who are disadvantaged or being discriminated against.

Bonny likes to engage the viewer by leaving them with a clue to the infinite possibilities of thought and ideas found outside the box of our cultural narratives and programming.

 

 

FILM  CLIPS:

2017

 Opening Pandora's Box on Extraterrestrial Disclosure Oil Painting  

 
 

2016

SPEED OIL PAINTING / TIME LAPSE
of a surreal portrait with artist Bonny Hut. Part 1 of 2.


'INSIDE IMAGINARY REALISM" TV Series
SEASON TWO

Artist Interviews on Visionary Art and more.
Edited and produced by Bonny Hut for Melbourne C31 TV
(Episode 1  More episodes can be seen on visionaryart.net.au AFTER broadcast)


Conspiracy Carnival intro for the "Bonny Hut Art Stuff channel"
launching in October 2016.


LEARN TO PAINT IN OILS FOR BEGINNERS WITH BONNY HUT

1 OF 7 (All 7 parts are available on the you tube channel.)

 


Bonny's TV interview on OzAfricanTV
 

I was recently interviewed by Dorcas Utkovic on OzAfrican TV; a show about Africans and African culture in Australia. Please see other amazing episodes on their channel or on air.

This episode was broadcast on 18 September / Sunday at 9 pm


'INSIDE IMAGINARY REALISM" TV Series
SEASON ONE

Artist Interviews on Visionary Art and more.
Edited and produced by Bonny Hut for Melbourne C31 TV
(Episode 1 of 5. More episodes can be seen on visionaryart.net.au)

2015


Visionary Art International TV Promo "Astounding and Strange"

This video collaboration was put together in very short notice (in 2 days) by Adam Scott Miller (animation and camera) Paul Soutar (editing) and Bonny Hut (production) and was used in various meetings a TV networks (with project manager Stuart Coffee.)
This project is still in progress and the final narrative will change..


International Visionary Artists panel

2014

Artists: Anderson Debernardi (Peru), Adam Scott Miller (USA), Amanda Sage (USA), Bonny Hut (S.Africa/ Aust), Katia Honour (Aust), Emma Watkinson (UK), Bryan Itch (Aust), Hosted by Alberto Pires (Aust)


International Visionary Artist's panel

with Android Jones, Bonny Hut, Daniel Mirante,
Katia Honour, Harland O'Neal, Kuba Fiedorowicz (aka Kuba Ambrose)
(1 of 4 Episodes)

2012


2011

A SLIGHTLY UNUSUAL VISIONARY SURREAL JOURNEY WITH ARTIST, BONNY HUT

(version 2) 
DAVID ICKE VISIONARY INTRODUCTION BY ARTIST, BONNY HUT


2010

"Visions" Television interview with Bonny Hut:
(Two episodes)

 

 

 

Bonny's Slightly strange artist interview with MIROIR Magazine.

LINK

 

TRAVELS WITH MY SKETCH BOOK !

3 day drawing, pen & ink and watercolour workshop with artist Bonny Hut.

@ The Empress and Wolf Gallery, Daylesford.
25 - 27 May 2017
$ 325 - all materials provided.

Bookings and enquiries taken through the gallery (03) 5348 3111

Link

 

 

Bonny is exhibiting in the United Kingdom at the House of Alchemy Gallery.

This group art exhibition is held during the Brighton Festival which is the largest arts festival in England.

9 May 2017 @ 7.30 pm

LINK

 

BONNY HUT WILL BE EXHIBITING AT THE RAW FIXATE EXHIBITION 2017.

RAW is an international arts community networking and showcasing visual artists, performers, film makers, photographers and fashion artists from across the globe.

 

 

 

THIS IS A PLUG FOR BONNY HUT'S GRANDMOTHER, MAVIS HUTCHISON & HER FASCINATING & INSPIRING BOOK.  AVAILABLE HERE FROM AMAZON.

"Mavis Hutchison became famous as the first woman that ran across the United States, from Los Angeles to New York City at the age of 54. Her route, run in 1978, took her 2871 miles and 70 days. She made history and fulfilled a dream. That crowning moment, however, did not come easy. By her own admission, she had no personality, no guts and no backbone. Her rise from whispering hope with no hope at all, to that triumphant finish proves once more that success is available to all who are willing to pay the price and will accept that there are no limits other than those we impose on ourselves."

Since 2005 (since age 81) she has set South African W80+ master records for 100 metres (18.84 sec), 200 metres (45.46 sec), 400 metres (1:52.88 min), and 800 metres (4:34.13 min).

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