Bonny was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and grew up in Durban where she obtained a National Diploma in Fine art from the Durban University of Technology and a Cert 4 in Graphic Design from Durban Central Technical College.
Her Fine Arts education included an interesting time in South Africa’s history. During Bonny’s first year studying Fine Art, Durban Uni Tech was 95% white (with very few Indians and Asians) as it had been, more or less, since it opened in 1907. Four years later during her final year at of art the Uni Tech, it was almost 70% black and we had our first Black president, Mandela.
She has lived in Melbourne, Australia, since 2000 where she ran the Alchemy School of Art for 10 years and has taught over a thousand people to paint and draw. She still teaches art occasionally
She was also the director at the Esoteric Gallery for 5 years where she curated art exhibitions and organised collaborative art projects, events, conferences, workshops and community projects.
Bonny has had 12 solo exhibitions and 15 group exhibitions since 1996 and also occasionally works on art related film and television projects and has produced and edited a TV series called “Inside Imaginary Realism” showcasing interviews with artists who live in Australia. She is also working on other collaborative film and television projects with VANA.
Bonny likes to engage the viewer by leaving them with a clue to the infinite possibilities of thought and ideas found outside the box of our cultural narratives and programming.
Bonny Hut’s art explores various aspects of the human paradigm, the essential reality and unreality of the stories of life, beauty and corruption.
Her work reflects infinite influences, as diverse as a drop of rain, the sound of a blade of grass in the wind, feelings derived by her sisters cooking, (Bonny does not cook too well) twisted drain pipes or twisted trees, the human soul, love, injustice, cat paws scratching windows.