Creative Napier

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….

Jewellery at ‘Creative Napier’

Yvonne de Wit is my wife and together we run Studio98 in Napier, South Africa. Yvonne designs and create jewellery made of copper, Sterling Silver combined with natural bonded (no artificial resins) earth particles/pigments which she adds layer for layer in the designated parts of her jewellery. This is a very time consuming work.

As far as known she is the only jeweller in this specialism. It took her 2 years to discover (and experiment with) the right plant material to bind the earth/pigments to a solid, frost-, heat- and water-resistant stone.

This coming weekend we are part of of the art event Creative Napier where 14 artists from the village present their work in 10 locations.

Follow the hashtag #creativenapier


CREATIVE NAPIER #PopUp Art Weekend24 – 26 September 2021Fri to Sun: Daily from 10am – 5pm.
Yvonne’s and my work at Studio98 at 98 Sarel Cilliers Street (main road) in Napier; 100 meters pass the church towards Bredasdorp.

The Interview


Tomorrow (Friday) between 12 and 1 interview with me will be broadcasted on FMR Fine Radio Music http://iono.fm/s/6 And you will hear everything there is to know about the art event Creative Napier 24-25-26 (Heritage Weekend) in Napier. Interviewer is Johan Lill. Follow the hashtag #creativenapier

Follow the hashtag

Follow the hashtag #creativenapier

CREATIVE NAPIER
#PopUp Art Weekend
24 – 26 September 2021
Fri to Sun: 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.

Cheers!!!

Cheers!!!


A good wine and some beautiful jewellery

Wine: Skipskop Wines

Jewellery (figurine): Yvonne de Wit

Model: Maryam

Styling: Lorine Otieno

Portraiture: Herman van Bon


24-26 September 14 artists of Napier, South Africa present themselves at 12 locations. Don’t miss the opportunity and discover that South African art is not limited to places like J’Burg and Cape Town.

Some more Photo-Graphics

A ‘Photo-Graphic’ is basically a photo with added textures and digital in-painting/drawing.

More ‘Photo-Graphics’ (and jewellery of my wife Yvonne de Wit) via https://studioon98.art/blog/

The finishing touch of a woman — Studio 98

Jewellery Design and handmade by Yvonne de Wit

On display in the gallery at Studio98

Model: Sheila

Portraiture: @hermanvanbon at @studio98napier

With thanks to @skipskop_wines_kenya @rachel_shabaan @oliechmaryam @moliechfashionhouse @yvonnedewitjewelry

The finishing touch of a woman — Studio 98

Studio98

Studio98 (link opens in new window) is where my wife Yvonne de Wit and I live and work. It’s also accessible for visitors. Here you see Yvonne’s handmade jewellery that she designs herself and makes from scratch. It are all original designs and she is the only one (as far as we know) who makes jewellery of South African Sterling Silver combined with natural bonded earth minerals and pigments. See for yourself.

Photo models: Nina, Sheila, Maryam and Rachel

OPEN WEEKEND

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday 20 and 21 March 2021, Studio 98 in Napier, South Africa, is open for the public between 9:00 AM and 17:00 PM.

The studio is home of jewellery designer Yvonne de Wit and photographer Herman van Bon. Address: 98 Sarel Cilliers Street, (main road), Napier.

Look into the relevant pages of this site to find out more about this extra-ordinary creative couple More details via

https://studioon98.art/2021/03/16/open-weekend/

You are welcome!!!