5th Dec, 2016

Artist's dream becomes reality

Rob George 29th Jan, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A SELF-TAUGHT South African artist’s dreams of holding his own exhibition has become a reality thanks to Evesham Arts Centre.

Nathan Lottering has always dreamed of exhibiting in the UK with the lifelong desire to see his artwork in “everyone’s home”.

This dream has moved one step closer to reality thanks to the support and conviction of his family and friends and the help of Evesham Arts Centre.

Nathan’s cousin Laura Roberts and family friend Donald Cook, along with arts centre exhibition volunteers Kitty Kovacevic and Beth Pope have been working together to organise the artists first UK exhibition, ‘Pictures of Africa’, that opened earlier in the month on the Arts Centre’s Longwall and Barside space, and runs until February 29.

Creativity runs in Nathan’s family and he has always held a passion for art, despite never having an opportunity to study formally.

Nevertheless he has felt compelled to keep making work, exploring all mediums from watercolours to oils and trying his hand at almost everything.

This latest collection utilises the traditional practice of Pyrography or Pokerwork, a medium that dates back to prehistory and involves burning a picture into wood.

Nathan created the 13 pieces on display working from the corner of his busy flat, a hub of activity, visited by his curious children and grandchildren.

His work encapsulates the landscape and wildlife around him and he is thrilled to be sharing his artwork with a new audience in the UK.

The work was flown over to the UK especially for the exhibition after which a new home for the display is needed.

Anyone who runs an exhibition space, gallery or shop and would be interested in displaying Nathan’s work is asked to e-mail exhibitions@eveshamartscentre.co.uk

‘Pictures of Africa’ is open for viewing on show nights and for times and dates and more about upcoming exhibitions visit

www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk/exhibitions for more information.