Donker Jonker

Donker Jonker is the poet persona of a writer who’s been living in the Riebeek Valley for a decade. His published works, which include five books and hundreds of magazine articles, range from dusty country humour to consistently carrying a torch for the earth.

Formerly a keen outdoorsman, he has been battling Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that’s seen him withdraw in long, lonely periods of depression.

With his Solo Studios 2019 contribution, Kopkamer, Jonker ventures into the light with the pain of this often-taboo subject. His stark and sometimes unsettling poetry finds further dimension in multimedia wall and installation works, as well as performance.

Donker Jonker

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'Works on Paper'

'Works on Paper'

Emma Willemse, André van Vuuren, Jenny Parsons, Riaan van Zyl, Anthony Harris, Claudia Gurwitz, Solly Smook, Greta McMahon, Louisa Gerryts, Tamlin Blake, Wiehan de Jager, Gordon Williams, Leila Fanner, Tanya Majó, Ade Kipades, Philip Barlow, Donker Jonker
Riebeek Kasteel
31 Mar 2019 - 05 Apr 2019

Official launch of Solo Studios 2019 with 'Works on Paper' by the 2019 Solo Studios participating artists. 

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