Posts Tagged ‘ART’

“I like to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behaviour. I want to create objects with my hands, then I can give them my personality. I turn them into communicative objects that can arouse one’s sensations and imagination. In short, what I want to […]


Absolutely must see, the resistance, anti apartheid posters, 1st time seen together, ever. Also they are a celebration to 20 Years of democracy in South Africa and the continued vigilance to protect our constitution (which was also designed just like these posters were) #opendesignct #wdcct I was moved standing amongst them – took me right back to […]


An astonishing, massive hanging floor – a complete revamp of what was the Craft Market at the V&A Waterfront. Renamed the Watershed. The designers of the space, Cape Town based, Wolff Architects. The client, the V&A Waterfront. Those that are constructing it, WHBO. It is not quite ready yet, scheduled to open in October. The […]


Art is a selective recreation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent their fundamental view of human nature.” – Marcel Proust The Brave New World show, is on untill 1st November. A must see! 7 enormous rooms – about a kilometer of walking, to […]


500+ people came to the opening of this magnificent exhibition at the South African Iziko National Gallery (ISANG). Curated by fine artist, Ernestine White & Andrea Lewis. 7 massive rooms of art, beautifully displayed. The place was packed with a good demographic mix. The evening ‘First Thursday of the month’ art walkabout in Cape Town has really […]


“Southern Guild was founded in 2008 by Trevyn & Julian McGowan.   Devoted to encouraging South African designers & artists to explore & produce more challenging work” – Southern Guild                               The main hall, impeccably styled – no overcrowding of objects in semi minimalist spaces. Gave me a […]


Cape Town : Design : Art : 2014 World Design Capital : Expo “…Devoted to encouraging South African designers & artists to explore & produce more challenging work” – Southern Guild [SG] SG founders : Trevyn & Julian McGowan 2008                               The main hall, impeccably styled – no overcrowding […]


Guild Design Fair Cape Town DNA : Design Network Africa     MORE DNA IMAGES & INFO Handspring Puppet Company   Where are they performing now? http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/whats-on-now/ http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/ Rossana Orlandi – Italy Milano    http://www.rossanaorlandi.com/< Maker Library Network       http://makerlibrarynetwork.org/ Photography by Odette Herbert MLN what? “The Maker Library Network (MLN) will establish […]


Southern Guild –  a “forum for South African designers to challenge and support each other, unified by national origin but with diverse views and voices… the collection now has a reputation for innovation, excellence and a truly fresh perspective.” GUILD “In fact, dancing to our own design tune, really valuing and exercising our uniqueness, has […]


Design Network Africa [DNA] is a dynamic programme led by the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU), funded by the Danish Government and orchestrated by Source. DNA connects highly respected designers from sub-Saharan Africa who represent the vibrancy and distinctive expression of a new African identity. In a true interchange of skills, aesthetics and […]