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Between 10and5 visited the Design Indaba expo over the weekend. These are a few of our favourite things:
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Gradex is the grad student exhibition for the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Stellenbosch. The exhibition is a student-led initiative, featuring a selection of works by Jewellery Design, Fine Arts and Visual Communication Design graduates. With the support of teaching staff, final year students take full responsibility for fundraising, event planning, exhibition design and catalogue production.
A must-attend event on the Western Cape arts calendar, the 2010 Gradex exhibition will open at 19h00 on 30 November 2010, at the Visual Arts building, Victoria Street, Stellenbosch. The exhibition will be open to the public until 12 December, 2010.
This is some of the work that will be on display.
Theresa Burger is a local emerging jeweller based in Cape Town. This year she finished a line called Africa Rich, using metals, woods, resin and animal bone. She says, "I've just completed a degree in jewellery and will soon be starting my MA, I work in many different materials and am a design nut!"
You can find Theresa's work at theresaburger.com or on Flickr.
Megan Fogarty is the designer behind new jewellery label Oh Dear, Megan. She is a jewellery design Grad from CPUT busy completing her fourth year. Megan's unique designs have already graced the pages of Elle SA as well as going down the runway as accessories to I Love Leroy's new range that was launched at the Design Indaba earlier this year. Oh Dear, Megan pieces were also used for the I Love Leroy 2010 Campaign Lookbook, here. The label is currently being considered for inclusion in an international exhibition in Norway later this year. The theme of the exhibition is the use of found objects in jewellery design and if Megan's designs are chosen she will be one of only two designers representing Africa. We chatted to this impressive young designer to find out about her inspirations.
Nanette Nel "Om-gekeerd Protea" handbag/neckpiece.
A group of South African jewelers are participating in an exhibition that shows over the next few months in California, Ohio and Tennessee in the States. The exhibition is entitled Dichotomies in Objects: Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area and is curated by Lauren Kalman and Carine Terreblanche. The show will highlight over 150 pieces by 20 South African artists.
Exhibiting artists are Joani Bekker • Bea Cecile Bernard • Idane Burger • Kirsten Gerber • Marnell Kirsten • Jacomien Labuschagne • Eric Loubser • Lee Malan • Karin Rae Matthee • Marie-Louise De La Marque Naudé • Nanette Nel • Junior Ackeem Ngwenya • Johan van Aswegen • Gussie van der Merwe • Nini van der Merwe • Maeve Roseveare • Carine Terreblanche • Therese de Villiers • Erika Voigt • Anthi Voyatjes
Click through to see some unique South African pieces.