NUUT, meaning "New" in Dutch, Flemish and Afrikaans, is a painting exhibition exploring the themes of being born, vulnerability of the recently born, care and protection, and growing up and becoming independent.

Marie Strauss holds work in public art galleries and institutions in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Korea. She is highly-educated in the arts, including in drama, fine arts, ceramics and fashion. Well-known in the local creative scene, Marie owns her own fashion boutique for which she designs and exhibits her own collection annually.