Muizenberg Open Studios 2019

Muizenberg Open Studios 2019

Muizenberg Open Studios took place on the 12 and 13th October, 2019. It’s a chance to explore creative spaces and engage with artists in their own homes and studios. On Saturday, the weather was perfect to wander the streets of Muizenberg to the sounds of reggae beats in the background. All sorts of people attended: old and young, crazy and conservative, funky and fun, dressed up, barefoot, loud and festive and everyone was celebrating the creatives of Muizenberg.

Gina Niederhumer’s Studio is a cornucopia of handcrafted goodies and supplies. One can’t help oneself – you have to touch everything!

At Studio 26, we found a feast for the eyes, from brightly coloured paintings by various artists, to charming and unusual sculptural pieces by Tatiana Kelm.

The work of Charlotte Corbett, at Studio 26, always intrigues: confident use of colour and techniques including painting, printing and ceramics. She’s such a lovely lady to engage with and always open to discuss art and artists. We previously blogged on Charlotte’s work: CLICK HERE

(L) The Yellow House
(C) Harry Kentrotas – Dab Chick – Metal Forge
(R) Sean Lord Mac Pherson – Sanji the Dog – Oils – (close up)

The Yellow House, in Cromer Street, never ceases to amaze. A family home that’s filled with happy and creative artists.

(L) Jane Merrifield – Pen & ink / (C) Cynthia Mac Pherson – Fish – Acrylics
(R) Andrew Gibson – GT#17 There and Back – Oils – (close up)
Roz Hoek – Crimson-Backed Shrike / Sacred Ibis / Red Bishop Finch – Oils

As you can see, there was a lot on offer, and the above examples were some of our favs. It was unfortunate to note, however, that in a particular home gallery nothing had changed in 2 years – not even where they hung each piece. I’m not sure if we’ll make the trek to it next year, but don’t let that stop you. Overall, the festival was charming and engaging and definitely worth a pop in.

Cover photo: Cynthia Mac Pherson – Wild Flowers – Acrylics – (close up)

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  • “This is a community-orientated arts festival. It has what I would term a real down-home feeling. We try to treat our artists and the public very, very well. It’s a lot of fun, even if you just like to window shop and people watch.” – Gary Saunders

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NOTE: We would like to state that we are not professional art critics! We, love all kinds of art and we love to share our experiences, picks and preferences and make comments on them.



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