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Interview with Kelly Wainwright of ‘Play Jump Eat’

Kelly Wainwright, artist and four Cape Town Photographers have put together a fresh and intriguing photo series of images shot all over Cape Town, including one of Desmond Tutu jumping on a bed and 6 oak trees in the Company’s Gardens covered in fabrics of all kinds during Cape Town’s Fashion Week. They will be selling a handful of their limited edition works through their newly launched website www.playjumpeat.com. A showcase of the BED JUMP series can also be viewed at Exposure Gallery, Old Biscuit Mill from April 10th.  A percentage of the proceeds of all these sales will go towards the Tertia Kindo Arts Project, a children’s dance school in Ocean View, Cape Town.

You were born in America. What brought you to Cape Town?
My husband is South African.

How would you describe the creative landscape in Cape Town?
Stunning.

Tell us more about your latest installation/photography project ‘Play Jump Eat’.
This project started off as very vivid images in my head that I KNEW I HAD to do! I phoned Photographer Inge Prins to see if she’d be interested in getting on board, and we both just dove in, with no money up-front.

What’s behind the name and what inspired you to create these works?
The 5 words behind every image (circumstantially) are: play joy beauty abundance juxtaposition.
PLAY is an obvious inherent theme in every image.  JUMP obviously stems from our BED JUMP series. And EAT basically symbolizes the indulgence and abundace factor in the work.

Who else was involved in this project?
Inge Prins, Charley Pollard, Antonia Steyn, and Saul Wainwright were my photographers.
They had their own assistants, and I brought friends/assistants along to every shoot.  I worked with almost 100 models, and a smattering of make-up artists, etc. The OAK COUTURE section of the project involved around 30 “Cape Town Creatives” ranging from architects to pastry chefs to fashion designers. I designed it as a charette (aka: quick design) collaboration.  We also had numerous sponsors on board.

What sort of response have you had to this project so far?
It’s been overwhelming.  We’ve been in close to 30 media stories, including a 2-page spread in Design Indaba magazine, a 1-page in Elle Decor, ETV, British Airways magazine, and a whole lot of people off the street jumping on the bed with us at INFECTING THE CITY. It’s been lovely.

Any ideas of where you want to take it in the future?
I may or may not take the BED JUMP idea a bit more globally.  I’ll need sponsorship ahead of time.  I also have countless tricks up my sleeve that aren’t necessarily centered around photography, but still around “play, joy, beauty, abundance, and juxtaposition”

But- for now – we have just launched www.playjumpeat.com where a handful of our limited edition prints are ready to purchase! We will also be showing our BED JUMP series at EXPOSURE Gallery at the Biscuit Mill, starting April 10th.  A percentage of the proceeds of all of these sales will go towards the Tertia Kindo Arts Project, a children’s dance school in Ocean View.

In your opinion, does creativity have the potential to transform society?
Absolutely!


Antique Fusion Jewellery joins Cape Town Creatives

We’re excited to welcome the talented Anne-Michelle of Antique Fusion Jewellery to Cape Town Creatives. Anne-Michelle studied jewellery design and manufacture at the Ruth Prowse School of art in Cape Town and desribes her style as a bringing together of things past and present, the antique and the contemporary. Antique Fusion is all about things old and new and the love affair between them. To view Antique Fusion Jewellery’s complete portfolio on Cape Town Creatives, click here.

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The Best of March 2010

Out the Box Festival of Puppetry and Visual Performance 20 – 28 March 2010. The Out The Box Festival of Puppetry & Visual  Performance is directed by Janni Younge and artistic director Jaqueline  Dommisse. It is a visual feast of drama and dance performances, workshops, talks, exhibitions and films that caters for adults and children alike.

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Cape Town Carnival 2010 18 March – 20 March 2010. The theme for the first Cape Town Carnival is “Rhythm, Roots & Boots”, celebrating Cape Town’s talent in all things cultural and artistic, as well as paying tribute to our rich heritage.

Cape Town Festival 2010 19 March – 22 March 2010. Billed as an “incomparable” culture and heritage event, the Cape Town Festival sets out to present a diverse arts, culture and heritage event that caters for all cultural groups and ages, Mother City residents and visitors alike.

Taste of Cape Town 2010 24 – 28 March 2010. Each year Taste of Cape Town brings together the city’s most acclaimed restaurants and carefully selected exhibitors to attract 20 000 of Cape Town’s most dedicated and sophisticated foodies. This year the festival will again be held at Rhodes High School, Montreal Avenue, Mowbray.

Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards 21 March 2010. Equivalent to the Tony Awards in New York, the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards is an evening of glitz and glamour that attracts the cream of the country’s theatre talent and entertainers.

Grease, The Musical 6 March – 11 April 2010. The musical features an outstanding all-South African cast. The production is packed with raw energy and moves at a fast, furious and thrilling pace with an irresistible mix of adolescent angst, vibrant physicality and 1950s pop culture that resonates with audiences throughout the world.

Grease, the musical, Cape Town 2010

K-Day Music Festival 20 March 2010. K-day is an open air music festival featuring some of South Africa’s hottest musical talent.

Cape Winelands Film Festival 17 – 27 March 2010.The 2010 Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF) are proud to present an unparalleled window on quality films from around the globe. The rich selection of world cinema includes features, documentaries and shorts, all which have won over 300 international awards.

Broken Arrow at Kalk Bay Modern 24 February – 31 March 2010. An exhibition of paintings, sculptures, lino prints and beaded embroideries representing San communities from South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.

Spier Contemporary Exhibition 2010 14 March – 14 May 2010. The Exhibition comprises 132 artworks from 101 artists. Distilled from over 2,700 national submissions, it is a visual and aural barometer of South Africa in 2010.


Zuko Soccer Dolls

Zuko dolls have produced a new range of soccer inspired creations just in time for the World Cup. The floppy, brown rag dolls are dressed in characteristic soccer gear.  Please contact Estelle at zukodolls@mweb.co.za i f you would like to place an order or find out where the dolls are available for sale.

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To view Zuko Dolls’ complete portfolio on Cape Town Creatives click here


Creative Bloggers from Cape Town

Cape Town is bursting at the seams with creativity! The recent Design Indaba Expo was testimony to just how much talent there is in this city. Blogging has become a popular pastime amongst creatives who use them to share their inspiration and new ideas with others. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite creative bloggers based in Cape Town. Enjoy!

http://skinnylaminx.com Heather Moore works as an illustrator and designer in Cape Town, South Africa. Her wonderful, ‘come back for more’ blog focuses on what she makes and the things that catch her eye.

www.greglumley.com/wp Greg Lumley is a wedding photographer with a great sense of humour. We enjoy reading the articles on his blog and viewing his excellent photographs.

http://thewrendesign.com Wendren Milford owns the fashion label Wren. Her blog is full of beautiful images of her beautiful bags/accessories and is a personal journey to becoming an ‘indiepreneur’.

www.kimgray.co.za Kim Gray is a fashion, decor and lifestyle stylist who shares her work experiences and interesting finds on her blog.

http://lovemadevisible.co.za Rebecca and Bruce of Love Made Visible are passionate about people and photography. Love Made Visible blog is a stunning photo-journal of their recent work.

http://jezzeblog.blogspot.com Jesse Breytenbach is an illustrator and designer from Cape Town. Her blog is packed with creative tips and ideas and is a great read.

http://alexlatimer.wordpress.com One can’t help but visit Alex and Patrick Latimer’s blogs regularly! Their illustrations are delightful and humorous and you’ll leave wanting more!

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www.spling.co.za We’re big fans of Spling here! Spling or Stephen Aspeling is a writer based in Cape Town. He is passionate about the film industry and his reviews are insightful with a touch of humour. His blog is updated daily with special offers and other entertaining features.

http://fa.mielie.com Mielie Peeps tells the story of the successful Cape Town based design company, Mielie. Mielie is all about employment creation and beautiful, innovative design. Visit Mielie Peeps to find out about new products, the people behind the products and what inspires them!


LABEL joins Cape Town Creatives

Label specialises in ready-to-wear feminine styles. Since its launch, Label lines have been regularly picked up by numerous stylish boutiques and the impeccably finished garments are a common sight among South Africa’s trendy set.

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To view Label’s complete profile on Cape Town Creatives click here


Cape Town Animators, Illustrators and Cartoonists

Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most important creative hubs. Cape Town Creatives was started with the vision to centralise information relating to the creative industry in Cape Town. Here is a list of excellent illustrators, animators and cartoonists based in Cape Town. Click on the names below to view the full portfolios on the Cape Town Creatives website.

  1. Character Matters Animation Studio
  2. Jesse Breytenbach
  3. Plasticboy
  4. Sandy Mitchell
  5. Heather Moore
  6. Chip Snaddon
  7. Lorenzo Nassimbeni
  8. RGB and Alpha
  9. Pinkie Wilson
  10. Doug Powell

Cape Town Graphic and Web Designers

Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most important creative hubs. Cape Town Creatives was started with the vision to centralise information relating to the creative industry in Cape Town. Here is a list of excellent Graphic and Web Designers based in Cape Town. Click on the names below to view the full portfolios on the Cape Town Creatives website.

  1. Side B
  2. Surface Digital
  3. The Fire Room
  4. Full Stop Media
  5. 4 Design
  6. NB Media

Cape Town Jewellery Designers

Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most important creative hubs. Cape Town Creatives was started with the vision to centralise information relating to the creative industry in Cape Town. Here is a list of excellent jewellery designers based in Cape Town. Click on the names below to view the full portfolios on the Cape Town Creatives website.

  1. Frieda Lühl
  2. Firepetals
  3. Situ
  4. Philippa Green
  5. Urbanative Jewellery
  6. Ida Elsje
  7. The House of Hector
  8. Umtha Jewellery
  9. Antique Fusion Jewellery

Cape Town Ceramicists

Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most important creative hubs. Cape Town Creatives was started with the vision to centralise information relating to the creative industry in Cape Town. Here is a list of excellent ceramic artists based in Cape Town. Click on the names below to view the full portfolios on the Cape Town Creatives website.

  1. Gemma Orkin
  2. Barbara Jackson
  3. Helen Vaughan
  4. Light from Africa Ceramic Art
  5. Shirley Fintz
  6. Tessa Wethli
  7. Vanilla Concrete
  8. Clementina van der Walt
  9. Cheryl Malone
  10. Imiso Ceramics


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