Synchronicity

Synchronicity is defined as those meaningful coincidences that occur so casually yet evoke a sense of masterminded connectivity. Such an appropriate title for an exhibition of ellevated art that connects wine, creativity and nature. Carole Carr is the Hermanus artist exhibiting her works of art suspended in the tasting room at La Vierge, Hemel-en-Aarde under… Read More Synchronicity

Keiskamma Tapestry at Hermanus FynArts 2019

In the entrance to the South African Parliament in Cape Town a remarkable piece of artwork winds its way along the wall, 120-metres of tapestry.  This is the work of Keiskamma Tapestry.  A group of Eastern Cape women’s embroidery in the tradition of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. The technique was brought to Hermanus and currently the Living… Read More Keiskamma Tapestry at Hermanus FynArts 2019

Puppy, Bilbao

What makes for something to be a tourist attraction? A giant west highland terrier shaped by bedding plants coloured with blooms and positioned right next to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao must count as a spectacular tourism attraction. Different, unconventional but still ticking many boxes of holiday wonder. Not just another example of public art… Read More Puppy, Bilbao

The Paris Wife

I have just finished reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and totally loved it. It is a story of love and betrayal intertwined with a travel journal of places in the US and France concentrating on Paris. The year is 1920 and Ernest Hemingway meets Hadley Richardson in the States. They fall in love,… Read More The Paris Wife

Suzani Art

Manina Baumann has been importing and collecting these silk embroidery pieces of art since 2012. Hermanus FynArts invited her to exhibit at their gallery and she told the interesting stories of empowerment and perseverance represented by the cloths. One woman embroiders but the work involves the whole town. Weave, wash, dye, selection of designs based… Read More Suzani Art

South Africa at the 91st Academy Awards

Oscars statutes were already adorning mantlepieces in Los Angeles by the time I watched the ceremony on MNet.  My viewing might have been delayed but I still appreciated the South African presence at this year’s awards. Anele Mdoda conquered the red carpet with her entertaining quirps, movie knowledge and mention of South African boerewors and… Read More South Africa at the 91st Academy Awards