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Community Choreography

Community Choreography

Katharine Ambrose

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Original hand-painted acrylic on canvas painting by South African artist Katharine Ambrose depicting a typical township scene. This title reflects the organized, dance-like flow of the people in the scene as they engage in various daily activities. The name emphasizes the sense of unity, coordination, and shared purpose within the village life depicted in the painting.

Creating a new awareness of beauty in common day rural and township life, depicting groups of people going about their everyday life. Correct in posture and attitude, artist Katharine Ambrose's naive and primitive artistic style is unique amongst South African artists. Katharine Ambrose travels widely to find her subject matter in rural and school settings always sketching rather than using the crutch of photography.

Her artistic technique leads the eye to formulate the facial expressions, which are at best hinted at in her brushstrokes, which has earned her the 'Lowry-esque' artist mantle. This original artist painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and value. 

About Artist

Although Kate Ambrose was born in 1950 to an English father and a Swedish mother, her art and heart are firmly rooted in Africa - its civilization, landscapes, and attendant social commentary.

All are captured in Ambrose's famous acrylic-on-canvas township paintings. After reading Religious Studies at Lancaster University in England, Ambrose and her late husband, an Anglican priest, settled in the mining town of Rustenburg in South Africa. The famous watercolorist Bill McGill came across her paintings and invited her to join his art classes there.

Ambrose became a full-time artist in 1984. "People often want to know about my township connection. They want to know why I opted to paint these townships. I went to townships a lot with both my husbands, who each went to help people: Giles as a pastor and my second husband, David Dalling, as a politician".

"They established schools, churches, clinics, and built communities up. They listened to people's needs and took their side through the apartheid years. I tagged along and was inspired by the huge scope. The residents let me express my positive philosophy of our shared humanity."

Ambrose has exhibited all over South Africa, Germany, Malaysia, France, Switzerland, Ireland, the USA, and the UK. Ambrose lives in Somerset West outside Cape Town.

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This safe and cost-effective packaging is our preferred packaging option. We'll remove the canvas from the stretcher frame and roll it up into this sturdy and protective cardboard tube for shipping. Upon delivery, simply have the canvas re-stretched at your local framer.FLAT-PACKED / BOXED
We package the artwork on its stretcher frame or in a frame. The artwork is securely bubble-wrapped and packed into a sealed cardboard box. This option offers good protection of your artwork while in-transit, without the additional cost associated with custom-crating.


We build a custom-crate specifically to provide the best protection for your artwork. However, it's also the most costly option. We recommend custom-crates for the transportation of fragile artworks such as sculptures, ceramics and very large painting

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  • Certified Authentic Art

    Certified Authentic Art

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  • Established in 1987

    Established in 1987

  • World Wide Delivery

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