ARTE-Cats is a name given by the artist to the feral cats living in the veld at Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein.
The Museum staff has taken it upon themselves to take care of these cats and they have become a lovely and loving part of the outside garden space.
Living in a ‘throw-away’ society, some still find the value in what got discarded, left behind and forgotten. We are all then rewarded with its beauty and grace.
As art is a product of it’s time and place, so did these cats become a product of our society.
Arte-Cat 1 (“Sweetie”), 2 (“Pampoen”) and 3 (“Vettie”) are artworks depicting and documenting only three of these cats.