Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

The latest beauties at Is Art

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

These are some of the newest stunners at our contemporary fine art gallery, is art: below is a bronze sculpture from Cornelia Stoop, then, also in bronze, are chairs by Guy du Toit. Check out the red sculpture by Uwe Pfaff (we also have one in The Tasting Room), and lastly a little bit of love from Hartedief. Come for a browse and then pop in at The Common Room for a glass of bubbly.

Cornelia Stoop, bronze

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uwe Pfaff

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Hop to it

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

We have some new friends in the sculpture garden, by artist Guy du Toit.

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bunny sculpture

GUY DU TOIT was born in 1958 in Rustenburg in the North West Province. He has been consistently supported by private and public collectors, institutions, academics and fellow artists. He has been honoured with many awards and has in turn been invited to curate and adjudicate exhibitions.

The past few years have increasingly been spent on private and public commissions and in working closely with artists and businesses, especially those involved in design, communications, architecture, advertising and entertainment. Guy currently teaches part-time at the University of Pretoria and works full time from his new home and studio in Swavelpoort.

Franschhoek Art in Clay

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Go potty at this festival of ceramics - six Franschhoek galleries will be participating. It opens Saturday 27 October and ends 16 November. Here’s a sneak peak of some of the work we’ll be showing at is art.

Chris Smart

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Chris Smart Goose Tea-pot

Annual feast of ceramics in six Franschhoek galleries

Opens Saturday 27 October – ends 16 Novemb

Eat with your eyes

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The Cape Craft & Design Institute’s (CCDI) Handmade Collection 2012 is on display in our restaurant – a collection of the best handmade products from the Western Cape. The beautiful works range from ceramics and textiles to glassware and upcycled materials. From 264 entries the judging panel decided on 70 final, outstanding objects.

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CCDI chairperson Bart Verveckken said this: ““The panel has always been looking for products that are not only very well made, but have a strong visual or conceptual appeal; objects with a wow factor.”

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Come see for yourself, and feel free to browse with a glass of bubbly in-hand.

Greg Brown posters

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

We love these whimsical foodie posters.

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Find them here.