City Bowl based videographer and printmaker Tamara MacLachlan, is from the UK and studied and later lectured in TV production at Goldsmiths, London. Tamara’s hand printed linocuts are local wildife – birds (Willy Wagtail, Cape Robin and Swift), or analogue audio equipment (Tape Recorder and Cassette). A4 signed numbered edition prints, 200gsm paper and unframed, R350 each; three prints for R1 000. Tamara can arrange framing.
Tamara has made eight greetings machine printed cards from the original linocut design; R250 for a pack with envelopes.
Collect from her in Gardens, or Culture Connect in Rosebank.
The masks are stylish with three layers – two cotton, with a middle of micro filter fabric. Colours: black, blue, or bright patterns in Shweshwe style. The elastic for around the ears is soft and easily adjustable. They are pre-washed and wash well. Each one is in its own sealed bag with instructions. Five R200 or one R50 either adult or kids’ size. Discounts and free delivery nationally for large local orders. Otherwise collect from Culture Connect in Rosebank, or Kate can deliver closeby and in town. Please support local, small, creative businesses.
Thoroughly thought through, this beautifully minimalist premium shield is quick to put on, take off and adjust. Made from ultra high impact 1mm Plexiglas, it doesn’t easily break yet can tilt easily for drinking or talking on the phone. Architectural model makers, Boyd & Ogier made 2 500 free shields for Groote Schuur Hospital, Red Cross Hospital and Khayelitsha Hospital at the start of lock down. They are only selling to the public via Culture Connect. We’ll be wearing them for tours, including Side Street studios, in Woodstock, where they are based (in Faith 47‘s former space, no less). Adult shields: R180 each, 232mm height. Kids: R160 each (nine years and down), 196mm. Buy four or more, R20 off. Orders over 10: reduced price. Branding possible. Costs include VAT, collection from Culture Connect in Rosebank or delivery close by. (Thank you Wassefa Khan for making and modelling; the kids are my son with his mates!)
Very special, one-off pen and ink drawings on Cartridge paper by globally acclaimed artist, Jacques Coetzer (he has a Wikipage no less).
Palm Trees & Sea, A3, R3 800
Peter Clarke’s Steps, A4, R2 800
Both unframed and exclude delivery/shipping
In the Peter Clarke drawing the figure is based on Jacques himself who lives and works nearby. He called it the Peter Clarke’s Steps as esteemed South African artist Peter Clarke (1929-2014) drew and painted from the top of these steps. Jacques came on the Peter Clarke Culture Connect. He helped lead the Public Art Culture Connect in Cape Town, which finished at his large red OPEN HOUSE on Long/Dorp Sts.
Quintessential African graphics, close-ups, scenes, veg, beauty – enjoy Ed Suter’s stunning photography on your table, while protecting your furniture. Ed lives and works in central Cape Town but works around South Africa. You can commission Ed to take photo’s – he did Kate’s picture on our About page, and buy his art prints from his website; please mention Culture Connect!
Placemats heat resistant, set of six:
Fresh & Fruity (see image)
Take Away Special
Bright Lights Fabric City (see image)
Six different images per set, 29x 21.5mm, R350
Coasters, heat resistant, set of four:
Four different images per set, 10.6×10.6cm, R120
Prices exclude shipping.
Fresh & Fruity Mats
Local Dorp Coasters
Bright Lights Mats
Felt made and designed ten minutes drive from Culture Connect. Favourites are the floor baskets for loo rolls, (magazines or towels).
- Baskets (eg for loo rolls), 52cm diameter and 40cm diameter, R1 900 and R980 respectively
- Striped ukhamba, Karakul wool (bowl, like the one I’m holding in the pic), 25x15cm, R644
- Scarf/runner/blanket/shawl, Adire, Merino wool with yarn detail and fringes (yarn Merino wool, kid mohair and silk fibres), indigo or charcoal, R1 680
- Square pillow/cushion, Waterlily, Merino wool front, cotton twill back with metal zip, 50x50cm, R700 (cushion with duck feathers and down,50x 50cm extra, R200)
- Scarf ruffled, Merino wool,170cmx40cm, R575
- Slippers, mule (closed) or peep (open at the end), mute or bright colours, suede or resin soles, male or female, say what size, R450
- Tea-cosies, Merino wool, eg nguni cows, rooster, elephant and strelitzia, R450
- Egg-cosies, Merino wool, R140
More available and you can have your own bespoke felt and objects made. All materials are from South Africa. Prices exclude shipping.
Tours to see the felt making in progress can be easily arranged, and combined with other studio’s and workshops nearby.