Hanien Conradie’s creative practice centres around special places she has intimate relationships with, such as Table Mountain National Park, Tankwa Karoo National Park, and various sacred sites in southeastern Botswana. Her practices include meditative pieces in natural pigments from these sites, landscape paintings in soot ink, and films recording in-situ performances; all in relation to these special places.
Conradie’s first solo exhibition, Ntlhantle: In the Direction of Beauty, was held at the Linnaeus Gallery in Gaborone, Botswana (2018). In 2019 and 2020, Conradie participated in the Artscape Artists’ Residency in the Tankwa Karoo, where she explored human’s relationship with land through painting, performance, and poetry. These works were exhibited at her solo exhibition at Everard Read, Cape Town (2021).