Hannalie Taute (b. 1977) started her life’s journey in a small town called Fochville, (Gauteng) South Africa.
In 2000, Taute obtained a National Higher Diploma in Fine Art at PE Technicon (now the NNMU). Eight years ago, she started working with rubber and particularly repurposed rubber inner-tubes and in 2012 she added embroidery to her list of preferred media.
Her first solo exhibition called: “Siembamba- let’s play pretend” in 2004 was held at the Joao Ferreira Gallery in Cape Town. Since 2004 she was involved in several group and solo exhibitions. Her recent solo exhibition (2018): “Minutes to Midnight” was presented in Cape Town.
Taute was a finalist in 2004 for the ABSA l’Atelier exhibition and a nominee for the Fiesta award in 2012 and 2015 and 2017. She received the Kanna-award for best visual art production at the 2014 KKNK art festival for her solo exhibition called: “Rubber ever after”. In 2017 she represented South Africa at the Museum Rijswijk Textile Biennale in the Netherlands.
Her work can be found in various private collections as well as the academic collection of UNISA. She currently lives and works in Riversdale, Western Cape.