Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sartorial Style at MINE opening

Standing out from the crowd has never looked this good!

More from MINE

Two Occasions
Bheki Kambuhle 2009
With kind permission of KZNSA
Love the combination of different sides of our realities here in South Africa..traditional meets urban.

MINE: art exhibition KZNSA Gallery

Archival ink,back-lit print on lightbox
With kind permission ot Liz Sparg and KZNSA Gallery
Photo by Michele Woodroffe

On Tuesday 17 November I popped into KZNSA in Glenwood for the opening of MINE .Featuring artsists Elizabeth Sparg, Renee Leslie, Simmi Dullay, Lesley Magwod-Fraser, Angie Arbuthnot, Bheki Kambuhle, Mbekeni Mbili , Cally Lotz and Lee Scott Hempson, MINE showcases work by participants in the second KZNSA Profesional Practice Course.

This is a collection of works in a broad variety of mediums rangind from oils and acrylics to lightboxes, multi media collages and warped new forms of photography.

Thanks go to Liz Sparg who invited me and whose quirky animation juxtaposed onto everyday video scenes and archival images completely captured my imagination.

It is impossible to do this exhibition real justice on a page , even a virtaul page..so get down to the exhibition and see for yourself. If you're not lucky enough to live in KZN then visit the gallery website for information and images from these talented artists. Exhibition closes Sunday 29 November.

ELIZABETH SPARG: www.elizabethsparg.com


KZNSA GALLERY: http://www.nsagallery.co.za/


Emme Young (031 277 1705)
Brenton Maart curator@kznsagallery.co.za

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Interview with the Designer:Tarryn Buttery

  • Michele: Hi Tarryn, how long ago did you start "Josephine"?

  • Tarryn : I started "Josephine" about two years ago.My mom named me Josephine after my grandfather who died six months before I was born.

  • Michele: What are you passionate about?

  • Tarryn :Firstly I am passionate about my son and husband. I am also passionate about nature. I love trees and at risk of sounding like a total hippie, I believe we need more of them in our overcrowded concrete world!I love design and anything that alludes to the return of farm life...

  • Michele: A modern art nouveau type movement?

  • Tarryn : Perhaps..as long as it's got raw wood, open paddocks and speckled chickens.

  • Michele: What is your background before "Josephine"

  • Tarryn : I studied fine art and then started working for an import company. We supplied chainstores with clothing from China..I learnt alot, but it was soul destroying work making cheap watred down copies of trend clothing...designed to last a season. I feel liberated from that world now.
  • Michele: What are you reading at the moment?
  • Tarryn : "The Element" by Ken Robinson...read it for your childrens sake.It's all about the education system.
  • Michele: Favourite food?
  • Tarryn : I love food!!!Flat breads and curries at the moment..YUM!!!
  • Michele: Spoken like a passionate Durban girl...Favourite movie?
  • Tarryn : Baraka, mind blowing and beautiful , made in the nineties..unsurpassed.

This I love!!

This is the woman behind my fave instant glam fix!!This is the ultimate Durban answer to sexiness..just add water!This dress is playful..doesn't take itself too seriously, and makes you feel all woman!The perfect partner for a night on the town or a flirty day in the country.