Today is the start of one of the largest art events in the Overberg region in South Africa.
14 Artists from Napier present their work in 10 different locations. All are locally relatively unknown but all are able to make a living in one or another way in these difficult times.
On display are amongst others, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photo’s, handbags (not the crafty stuff) and jewellery.
Me and my wife, jewellery designer, Yvonne de Wit own Studio98 along the main road and that is where we present our work.
Yvonne designs and creates unique jewellery of copper and Sterling Silver all or not combines with each other and all or not with a stone she makes of colourful local (South African) earth particles and pigments which she binds in a natural way. It took her 2 years of experimenting with plant material that binds earth (pigments) into a water-, heat- and frost resistent stone. The metal comes in in granulates which she melts, shapes and welds into the the final product.
As for myself I will emphasise my Haiku photography. There are only 2 photographers in South Africa who are at home in this discipline. The phenomenon is relatively unknown in South Africa contrary to that with countries in Europe, the Far East, Australia and the Americas where most of my Haiku photos end up….. Most of the Haiku photos shown below are already sold but I’m not sitting still….
Photographer Herman van Bon is a multi-subject freak. His landscapes, animals, portraits, photo-graphics, etc. are sold around the globe (often as photo file nowadays). Here an example of some of his ‘Cows Talk” series (more subjects to follow). At Studio98 in Napier you will find a selection of his work and that of his wife jewellery designer Yvonne de Wit.
CrEATIVE NAPIER Pop – Up Art Weekend24 – 26 September 2021Friday to Sunday: Daily from 10am – 5pm.
During this upcoming Heritage weekend Napier will be abuzz with creativity, when the artists of the village will be showing their work at various venues throughout the town.
14 Artists will exhibit in 10 different locations. A variety of work will be on display including painting, sculpture, photography, pop art, ceramics, jewellery and more. Various artist studios will be open and accessible to the public, for a peep into the artist’s creative space.
Maps will be available at all the exhibiting venues, as well as restaurants. More information will be available on social media by following the hashtag: #CREATIVENAPIER.
Participating artist include: Nastasha Minyon Sale, Helen Vale Xanos, Frans Mulder(late) , Herman van Bon, Jane Goodfellow, Juanita Coetzer( SA Photography) Lisé-Marè Botha(Nizhóní ), Madeleine Murray, Margy Malan, Nelis Singels ( Rewild Art) Juhlene Moller (Rife Art) , Yvonne De Wit , Alex Hamilton and Jason Wyness.