THE annual Art Studio Meander will be held at studios and art venues across the Bay on Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6.
To join you simply pay R20 per car for a map, then set off along a demarcated route at your own pace.
Fourteen studios will open their doors, with more than 100 artists’ and art students’ work on display.
Painting, print-making, mosaic, pottery, photography, illustration, sculpture, craft and collages are just some of the art forms being shared.
Artists will include Bretten-Anne Moolman, Les Bird, Theresa Hardman, Lynnley Watson, Monique Wiffen Rorke, Llise Dodd, Tertius van Huyssteen, Jenny Maltby, Annemarie Burger and many others.
See the full list of participating venues and artists here.
Art Studio Meander 2015 Saturday 5th Dec. 9am to 4pm and Sunday 6th Dec. 10am to 1pm or 4pm
1.Art on Target Art School 2 Target Kloof , Essexvale (close at 4pm on Sunday)
Enjoy the end of year student exhibition which includes artworks from: Life drawing classes by Cedric Vanderlinden, The PE Montessori School Art as well as the Child art, Art Enrichment Program for Teens and Adult classes all educated by B A Moolman. This year, we have a display of guest potters Lisa Walker, Margie Higgs, Billie Mac Naughton , and many more (083 7285295)
B A Moolman Art Studio @ Art on Target 2 Target Kloof , Essexvale,( close at 4pm on Sunday)
I am a professional fine artist and a visual art educator, I am currently preparing madly for a big solo show at the William Humphries National Gallery in Kimberley for March next year. My main departure point is exploring space in the landscape, inspired by 7000km’s travelling all over the coountryside, while partaking in Ultimate Braaimaster TV show last year. ….So come have a look ( 083 7285295 )
Wayne Heath (Industrial Design) 2 Target Kloof, Essexvale, Art on Target ( close at 4pm n Sunday)
DESIGN on TARGET is the business entity that gives Wayne the opportunity to practice his skills, passion and talent as an Industrial Designer. Industrial Design is the process of design applied to the manufacture of products that will either be made once-off or in short-runs or for mass production. Wayne has the ability to visualize and manifest the ideas and concepts of his clients. Wayne enjoys the physical side of design and has a workshop where, he manufactures once-off and short-run products. He is comfortable in working with a variety of materials including wood, fibreglass, metal and plastics. He has made a diverse range of items from bunk beds, home offices, custom shelving, kitchens and counters to custom furniture and 3D installations for artists.Wayne Heath (ND Industrial Design 1994 – Cape Technikon) ( 083 324 4303 )
2.Monique Maritz Angel Wings Ceramics Cnr. of Alabaster/lower Valley Road, Brickmakerskloof ( close at 4pm on Sunday )
Angel Wings Ceramics will be part of the Valley Market on Saturday with an entrance fee of R10, however on Sunday entrance is free. Angel wings ceramics produces a wide range of earthenware ceramics that are quirky and completely functional. No two pieces are identical as they are not mass produced. Each piece is slab- rolled and molded by hand and lovingly painted, making each piece unique.” The enjoyment the customer gets while using one of my whimsical pieces is ultimately why I make ceramic art” (082 8930012)
3.Liesl Duthie Portrait and Fine Art Studio no. 71 in 8th Ave Walmer (close at 4pm on Sunday)
This is the opening weekend of my new studio-light, airy, organic, inspiring – an amazing space for creativity! Theresa Hardman designed it and Jeremy Delport built it. You are welcome to come see the studio, chat, view well priced recent artworks and a sale of older pieces. The goal of my work is to capture the beauty of the subject through accurate observation, strong composition, light, values, colour harmony and interesting paint work. Portraits are my first love, while I am drawn to other subjects which allow for an exploration of the above. Enjoy the meander (076 731 9558)
4.Les Bird 106 Fordyce Road, Walmer (close at 1pm on Sunday )
‘Chat Noir’ is an Art Studio owned and operated by Les Bird. The Art Meander this year coincides with the annual Exhibition of her students work. Visitors will have the opportunity to view a wide variety of artworks. On display there will be works at different stages of development and Les will be on hand to discuss these with visitors. (072 248 5457)
5.Theresa Hardman 59 Main Rd Walmer ( close at 1pm on Sunday )
I am an architect and artist who runs a small art and design studio with my husband, Mark. I am passionate about the nurturing of creativity and run art classes for adults and teens, as well as creativity workshops. I am busy working toward a PhD which focuses on nurturing the non-rational aspects of the creative process, ie. how can I teach you to access the most personal, unique, creative voice that is yours, and only yours? I work in various mediums, including charcoal, pencil, watercolour and ink. I also love monoprinting and linocut printing. My work, as well as that of my art students, will be available for sale in the studio. (082 4433840)
6.Studio on Church, 28 Church Road , off 7th Avenue.( close at 1pm on Sunday )
Lynnley Watson is an artist/potter, working in porcelain and stoneware: She makes vessels and uses the surface as a canvas to express her ideas. These as well as functional ware will be for sale. There will also be wares reduced for a studio clearance. Lynnley will be working in her studio and welcomes questions about her craft.(082 2196711)
Monique Wiffen Rorke is a photographer and digital artist. Her primary interest is in experimenting with the photographic surface which she transforms digitally and physically. Her work is mostly a response to living in Port Elizabeth and the Eastern Cape. She will be selling framed and unframed limited edition pigment prints on fine art paper.
7.Michelle Adshade Studio, 142 Villiers Road ( Saturday only )
Mosaics and pottery for all to enjoy, (082 2524029)
8.LLISE DODD 5 Rubens Road, Walmer Heights (close at 4pm on Sunday )
I create paintings in acrylics and having studied music I apply my love for interesting rhythms and harmony to my visual art. My use of colour and simple subject matter creates paintings with a quiet feel – stripped from all pretention. (076 282 3953)
8.TERTIUS VAN HUYSSTEEN 5 Rubens Road, Walmer Heights (close at 4pm on Sunday)
I work in acrylics and paint surreal landscape scenery. Strong lines, form and colour creates the basis of my work. This is inherited from my graphic design background where attention to detail is of great importance. My paintings are illustrations of sentimental influence and experience, stuff that go unnoticed by most, but play an important role in my journey as an artist. (082 3699755)
9. Cheri and Botha Louw studio : 51 Jeffrey Street, Miramar (close at 4pm on Sunday)
Husband and wife tea,: Botha Louw is the sessional trainer for art classes in oils to adults and Cheri Botha Louw is the sessional trainer for art classes in oils/acrylics for children.
Art classes offered everyday of the week except Fridays and includes Saturdays. For more information contact Cheri (082 871 4515)
10.Sharon Webb Art on Main, Moffett on Main Shopping Centre ( close at…
Same Size Same Price Exhibition of local artist in the open foyer area of the shopping centre, near Checkers. (083 7019699)
11. Jeannie Black , 7 Patrick Road Broadwood ( close at 1pm on Sunday )
I am a freelance artist/illustrator with my main focus on humorous, quirky animals. I work in ink, acrylics and pencil. For the last five years I have been running a small greeting card business which has enabled me to play in my happy place and put down exactly what I want. I have done freelance textbook illustration for Oxford University Press and MacMillan. I will have greeting cards, tag packs and prints on canvas available. (082 7790807)
12.Jenny Maltby and Annemarie Burger at 16 Patrick Road Broadwood ( close at 1pm on Sunday)
Tea /Coffee and muffins available at no.11
Jenny nurtures a love of open spaces and sky showing the atmospheric temperament swirling around us. The sea, the wind and all of the natural riches of the Eastern Cape. Still lives and Abstracts also feature in her diverse portfolio. (082 823 1446)
12. Anne Marie Burger 16 Patrick Road Broadwood ( close at 1pm on Sunday )
Anne-Mari Burger finds her inspiration in the Karoo, the Bushveld and the Renosterveld. The colours, plants and landscapes are lovingly depicted in oils, acrylics and ink.
13. THE CORAL TREE Hannalize Schultz & Robyn Mather 15 Providence Place, Old Seaview Road
Tea garden and banting food available at no. 13
Please note all artists participating at the Coral Tree Venue no: 13 have the same hours and details to enter the property ( close at 1pm on Sunday )
Details to enter the property :( dial 15 at the main gate , follow road, turn right at T junction, house is in front on the hill, ring gate and follow road to the right to park)
A local ceramic studio, producing uniquely handmade ceramics, gifts & décor from our home studio. Inspired by our beautiful surroundings each and every one of our creations is as unique as the next. Our work is sold privately and can be found at exclusive home and décor stores and galleries in Port Elizabeth and up the Garden Route. ( 082 373 6510 Robyn)
13.MARTIE MARAIS – 15 PROVIDENCE PLACE, OLD SEAVIEW ROAD (close at 1pm on Sunday
Martie majored in Painting and graduated in 1992 at the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art. After completing her studies, she mastered the art of making paper with plants and natural materials that she then incorporated into collage-paintings. After several years, she returned to the canvas with renewed passion and a deeper understanding of composition. The excitement of constantly experimenting with mixed mediums and different techniques resulted in a variety of abstract painting styles. Martie works with interior designers and her ocean-scapes have been exhibited and sold by Arteriors in Plettenberg Bay and The Cotton Mill in Port Elizabeth. She also paints on commission.
13.ANNI KOCK – 15 PROVIDENCE PLACE, OLD SEAVIEW ROAD ( close at 1pm on Sunday)
Ever since I can remember, portrait painting and drawing have been a hobby of mine. I took art as a subject at school and studied art at the University of Stellenbosch. Unfortunately, I have not worked in the field and for many years .In 2010 I was able to finally live my dream of simply being able to paint in my home studio. I have had one solo exhibition thus far and a few commission works but most of my work is sold online through my Facebook Page. Some of my paintings are on exhibition at the Hogsback Gallery, Stone Cradle in Pretoria and at Ja Ja Custom Design at Bergmann’s Nursery in Centurion. I mostly paint in oil: I paint people and contemporary landscape paintings.
13.SONIA STRUMPFER – 15 PROVIDENCE PLACE, OLD SEAVIEW ROAD (close at 1 pm on Sunday)
She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication at the University of Potchefstroom as well as extensive Nursing Training. Her art career started as a hobby and now she operates as a professional full time artist since 2003. Her works have been exhibited in Port Elizabeth (Cuyler Gallery, Montage Gallery, Water Road Gallery, Keith Johnns Gallery, Kerchhmann Gallery, Elaine Hopewell Gallery, Anthenaeum, NMM Museum and Kuhne Boekkooi Gallery).She has had works up in galleries all along the Garden Route; in Kleinmond, the Strand, Pringle Bay, Hermanus, Swellendam, on Route 62 and Plettenberg Bay. Many private homes boast her works here and abroad.
13. LINDA LEITCH – 15 PROVIDENCE PLACE, OLD SEAVIEW ROAD ( closed at 1pm on Sunday)
I have been dabbling and having fun with ceramics for a number of years, and it continues to be food to my soul.Although I have no formal training, it has enabled me to express my thoughts and ideas into a tangible reality. The country in which we live has so much to draw from and I thoroughly enjoy recreating that into my work. My pieces have evolved over the years, I look forward to what is ahead, and the journey is definitely not over.
13.MARIANA BENSON – 15 PROVIDENCE PLACE, OLD SEAVIEW ROAD (Flowers & Painting)