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….
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.
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
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.