Participants and art-makers wanted for KZNSA Buzzart 2016

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Durban’s biggest local independent Christmas fair, KZNSA’s Buzzart, which runs at the KZNSA Gallery in Glenwood from November 18 to January 15, 2017, is looking for artists, crafters and designers (in various media) to participate in their annual year-end KZNSA Buzzart exhibition and show. Continue reading

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Soweto Art and Craft Fair celebrates all things local

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Motel Mari will be performing at the Soweto Art and Craft Fair at the Soweto Theatre.

HEAD down to the Soweto Theatre in Bolani Road, Jabulani, Soweto, Johannesburg, from 12 pm to 7 pm on Saturday, May 7, and join in the celebrations for the Soweto Art and Craft Fair’s fourth birthday.

The event promises to be a colourful explosion of all things local and gloriously African. Continue reading

Check out some New Kids on the Block at the Phansi Museum

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Himba woman with traditional hair dress.

THE Phansi Museum will be mounting its second exhibition of the year in the Phansi goes Phezulu Gallery, 500 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood, tilted The New Kids on the Block.

This exhibition will introduce the public to the latest treasures acquired for the Phansi Museum Collection; and comprises life sized puppets of the Herero, Himba and Hakawana people from northern Namibia adorned in ceremonial dress, beadwork and regalia.

In contrast to the magnificent attire of the Herero people, the museum will have on display a marvelous wedding dress, dating back to the 19th Century  worn by a Victorian, English bride who stamped her identity on the attire of the people of Namibia.  Continue reading

The Phansi Museum explores colonial and apartheid periods through fashion

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Kitchen suit.

 

“MUCH is considered fabulous in South Africa, even if the origins are deeply rooted in some evil human engineering and racism suffered by many.  But, just think of music, fashion, and all art in general, how the very craft of it inspired great exploration,” says Paul Mikula, architect and initiator of the Phansi Museum. Continue reading

Local arts and crafts are a must this festive season

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If you are looking for a gift for a loved one this Christmas then I heartily recommend that you visit BUZZART15, which opens at the KZNSA Gallery in Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban, on Friday, November 27 at 5 pm and runs until Sunday, January 17, 2016.

Now a local only affair, with exciting makers in many disciplines, BUZZART is the destination for original gifts and collectable art and design in Durban. Continue reading