There is something wonderful about an object lovingly made by hand. Everyday artworks that should be treasured and shared. As SA’s most dynamic pop-up retail platform, KAMERS/Makers celebrates exactly that with shows across the nation.
This summer KAMERS/Makers is taking their ever-growing community of innovative ‘makers’ back to Stellenbosch 1-6 November for their 14th Boland show, followed by the equally popular Irene show in Pretoria, 28 November – 4 December.
In response to the ever-growing demand for handcrafted, passionately made products – bought directly from those who make them – KAMERS/Makers will once again introduce brand new creative entrepreneurs. From art-inspired jewellery to cakes dreams are made of…
Battiss Transformed into Jewels
Esteemed SA fine artist Walter Battiss inspired a range of exquisite jewellery created by Stellenbosch jeweller By Nanette. Battiss’ abstract forms are embodied in sterling silver, enamelling and precious stones as earrings and pendants. Also look out for official Battiss prints at Nanette’s KAMERS/Makers Stellenbosch stand.
Eat Designer Cake
We can go on and on about how incredible these edible works of art are. Nikki Albertyn, formerly of local decor brand Zana (who will be returning to KAMERS), recently went full-time cake artist. Her online bakery, LionHeart, is bringing their phenomenal cakes and micro cakes (think bite-size artworks) to Stellenbosch for the first time.
This year KAMERS/Makers welcomed Absa as sponsors, partnering in a safe and convenient cashless system that takes KAMERS into the future of pop-up retail.
Another innovation is their growing Incub8 programme – young entrepreneurs being mentored through the launch of their fledgling businesses… some real talent here!
Cityscape Architectural Artworks
+NESS is an art collaboration between architects Max Melvill and Jamil Randera, who are part of the Incub8 programme. Turning noise-filled city scenes into serene and thought-filled works of art, they explore our deep relationships with the buildings around us. Significant buildings are matched with unique colour schemes, drawing out their essence (or +NESS) to illustrate the souls of our cities.
The shows promise many more highlights, but it would be best experienced for yourself. And if you simply cannot make it, shop online at shop.kamersvol.com – it’s the KAMERS/Makers magic, available at the click of a button!
KAMERS/Makers show info:
KAMERS 2016 Stellenbosch
1 – 6 November 2016
9:00 – 17:00 daily
KAMERS 2016 Irene, Pretoria
28 November – 4 December 2016
Open Window, Southdowns
9:00 – 17:00 daily
Tickets R50 at www.plankton.mobi and R70 at the entrance – includes a KAMERS/Makers shopper bag, hand-printed by Breytenbach Centre’s community project in Wellington, and gift.
5-day passes available at R100.
Discount available for students and pensioners.
Free entry for under 18’s (not including shopper bag and magazine)
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