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Tuesday, November 19, 2013


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The African Art Centre, one of the longest surviving not-for profit organisations of its kind in South Africa, has launched its much-anticipated Christmas Exhibition 2013.

Established more than 50 years ago as a centre which promotes and develops the work of artists and crafters from KwaZulu-Natal, the Centre continues to be actively involved in implementing sustainable development programmes which impart new skills and extend on already existing skills within the craft communities of urban and rural KZN.

The annual Christmas Exhibition highlights the vibrant creative culture of KZN and will raise awareness about the economic benefits of supporting local craft producers by buying locally.

The exhibition features a wide range of affordable, original, handmade Christmas ornaments and gifts.  The variety of products include beaded, embroidered and felt Christmas tree ornaments, colourfully beaded tableware, recycled cards and ornaments and Christmas gifts including jewellery, books, ceramics, candles and telephone wire products.

The products on the African Art Centre’s Christmas exhibition culminated as a result of workshops facilitated by interior decorator and trend forecaster Pippa Whittle and Development Officer of the African Art Centre, Nozipho Zulu.

Every purchase made from the African Art Centre provides income and employment for more than 600 crafters currently supported by the Centre.

The African Art Centre’s Christmas Exhibition 2013 will run until January 15, 2014. For more information contact the Director, Sharon Crampton at the African Art Centre on 031 312 3804/5.