Art & Design Saturdays Comes To Keyes Art Mile


On Saturday 16 June, the 2018 season of Art &  Design Saturday at Keyes Art Mile is further bolstering its position as an essential part of Joburg’s creative calendar with the announcement that The Emporium will become a regular feature of the event’s offering.

The Emporium at Art & Design Saturday will see visitors browsing through exquisitely crafted objects and offerings – from an artist-inspired scent to a large-scale, mohair tapestry or a limited edition chandelier. These experiences will be showcased within the broader Art & Design Saturday context which features an unmissable mix of visual art activations, the chance to meet contemporary artists and designers, the viewing of short films in a private cinema, visiting galleries in the precinct and taking advantage of Keyes Art Miles’ retail outlets and eateries – including BGR, MESH Club, Milk Bar, Marble, SMAC, TMRW, True Design Okapi, Shelflife and Anatomy.

The first Emporium turns its focus to the “The Process and Power of Making” by taking a behind-the-scenes look at some of SA’s best artists and design studios. Making its debut on June 16 th with a mix of fashion, jewellery, perfume, lighting, printmaking and product design, the exhibitors taking part in the June event are:

Anatomy Design
Between 10&5
David Krut Projects
Frazer Parfum & Nandipha Mntambo
Jacob van Schalkwyk & Stephens Tapestry Studio
Made By
Mema Designs
Vatic Studio presents AKJP

A programme (see below) of talks and demonstrations by the participating exhibitors will be held throughout the
day in the Atrium and MESH Cinema.

Art enthusiasts will also have special access to the tech wizards behind Mary Sibande’s new interactive and VR installation, A Crescendo of Ecstasy produced in collaboration with TMRW Gallery. And last but not least, a mix of disco, hip-hop, vintage and electro R&B, vocal house and jazz will play throughout the day courtesy of DJ, sister duo Zanele and Zodwa.

Visitors are encouraged to diarise the second edition of the Emporium to take place on July 14th with a new selection of Emporium artists and designers alongside a “Focus on Photography” celebrating iconic South African images from the archives of the Market Photo Workshop and the Alf Kumalo Estate.
Other highlights of Art & Design Saturday on June 16 th are:

At Everard Read Gallery one can expect to catch the last day of the exhibition “Botanical Art Worldwide: Linking People With Plants Through Contemporary Botanical Art” – an international exhibition initiated by the American Society of Botanical Artists in which 25 different botanical art societies have participated. The 25 participating countries/regions, representing 6 continents, include Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

At CIRCA Gallery “Forests of the Night” is curated in response to “Botanical Art Worldwide: Linking People With Plants Through Contemporary Botanical Art”. The exhibition showcases the work of a selection of South African artists, who incorporate botanical elements in their work as they engage in wider conversations in contemporary art.

TMRW digital gallery will be exhibiting Mary Sibande’s long-awaited new interactive and VR installation, “A Crescendo of Ecstasy”. Anatomy, True Design, Okapi and Shelflife will all be open for browsing.

16 JUNE 2018 Pgramme
10:00 – 15:00
TALKS – MESH Cinema
10:30 – 11:00
Mema Designs
Lighting designers Sian Eliot and Ari Geva discuss their unique process behind creating handmade lighting
installations and chandeliers woven from aluminium fabrics. Their exquisite pieces are finely crafted and have
been described as ‘jewellery for architectural spaces’.

11:30 – 12:00
Frazer Parfum & Nandipha Mntambo
Artist, Nandipha Mntambo explores the multi-layered approach of creating her new scent, Dissonance, in close
collaboration with master perfumer Tammy Frazer. The limited edition includes a hand-blown glass bottle by David
Reade, perfume by Tammy Frazer and two unique gold leafed lithographs by Mntambo.

12:30 – 13:00
Jacob van Schalkwyk & Stephens Tapestry Studio
Artist, Jacob van Schalkwyk in conversation with Marguerite Stephens of Stephens Tapestry Studio around their
creation of Constraint – a new, large-scale, mohair tapestry woven on a vertical loom using mohair spun in
Swaziland. The Studio is known for translating the original concepts of William Kentridge into intricate tapestries.

All Day Demonstrations  – Keyes Atrium
David Krut Projects
David Krut Projects and Workshop will host a series of demonstrations on a small press to show the complex
process behind woodcut printing and the creation of large-scale works. Directed by Master Printmaker, Jillian Ross,
the studio specialises in printing processes such as etching, monotype and relief printing.

Made By
Made By will have on display their jewellery workshop experience, where the art of lost wax carving is taught by
hosts Henriette Botha and Nikki Sherman. These workshops allow participants to design their own pieces that are
100% unique within an inclusive and creatively free environment.
MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE DAY – Keyes Atrium and Sidewalk
DJ, sister duo Zanele and Zodwa will entertain audiences with their eclectic mix of disco, hip-hop, vintage and
electro R&B, vocal house and jazz.

Exhibitions In The precinct

10:00 – 15:00
TMRW digital gallery will be exhibiting Mary Sibande’s long-awaited new interactive and VR installation, “A
Crescendo of Ecstasy”.

10:00 – 13:00
Everard Read Gallery
“Botanical Art Worldwide: Linking People With Plants Through Contemporary Botanical Art”

10:00 – 13:00
CIRCA Gallery
“Forests of the Night”

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