Littlewort was born in Cape Town, where she lives and works. She has a diverse education, with degrees from the University of Cape Town in architecture, fine art and English literature.
She relentlessly explores the myriad ways of making marks with oil-paint, working on different surfaces which create unexpected, surreal effects.
Her sense of the absurd is informed by ideas famously explored by Dadaism: the inherent ridiculousness of capitalist ideology and its effects of global devastation, mass poverty and perpetual war. Her recent solo shows addressed themes of colonial exploitation ('We Live in the Past') and climate change ('The Great Grief' and 'It seemed to throw a kind of light').
Read an in-depth interview with Littlewort about 'We Live in the Past' here.
2013 Honours in English Literature, UCT.
2000 Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, UCT.
1990 Bachelor of Architectural Studies, UCT.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 It seemed to throw a kind of light, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2016 The Great Grief, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2016 Haevn, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2015 We Live in the Past, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2008 Where the Trouble Started, What if the world, Cape Town
2006 The Paris Salon, What if the World, Cape Town
2005 Raw Over-Cooked, Gerard Sekoto Gallery, Jhb
2005 Drawing on a White Background, Michaelis, Cape Town
2004 I Want To Be Famous, AVA, Cape Town
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Cape Town Art Fair with 99 Loop
2017 Untitled 5.99, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2017 Lady Garden, Cavalli, Stellenbosch
2017 Ars Gratia Artist, The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek
2016 Untitled 2.99, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2016 Stellar, Salon 91, Cape Town
2016 Vanitas, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2016 Cape Town Art Fair with 99 Loop, Cape Town
2015 Cape of Good Hope, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2015 Turbine Art Fair with 99 Loop, Johannesburg
2008 Fresh Meat, What if the World, Cape Town
2008 Where the Trouble Started, duo show with Wilhelm Saayman, What if the World, Cape Town
2003 YDEsire, Cape Town Castle