Hannelie Coetzee (b. 1971) is a Johannesburg-based visual artist. Through her relational visual arts practice, she grows new audiences by regularly working in public spaces. Hannelie uses industry waste or obsolete archives often with unlikely partnerships to build site-specific artworks where the meaning of the artwork is also carried in the material she uses. Her artworks are sometimes permanent, but often ephemeral. Research into the material and the context of the site is fundamental to her process. The research phase grants her the opportunity to connect to the purpose of the artwork, to connect to the people who will be with the artworks afterwards.