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Thursday, November 26, 2015


(Wirework necklace from Usisi Designs)

Durban’s biggest local Christmas fair, KZNSA’s BUZZART, opens in the Glenwood Gallery tomorrow night (November 27) at 17h00 to run into January, 2016.

Now a local-only affair, with exciting makers in many disciplines, BUZZART is the destination for original proudly South African gifts and collectable art and bespoke design in Durban.

The exhibition offers products to suit every taste and occasion - including jewellery, textiles, Christmas décor, lighting, fashion – clothing, shoes, bags and accessories, exciting stationery for Christmas and back to school, wirework, beadwork, ceramics, art and design books, and original artworks.

Makers to look out for this year are Elppag Fashion, AAArt Textiles, Usisi Wirework and jewellery, Zulu Beadwork Project, Zimele, Sthenjwa Luthuli and Everaldo Matonse prints, Ifundiso wirework, Congo Rose, Rootz shoes and bags, A Love Supreme stationery, Amanda Laird Cherry and Holmes Brothers fashion, plus many more.

BUZZART special projects this year are the Ceramic Mug and Bowl exhibition and the Art Block Project. Local ceramic artists have made original and functional bowls, mugs and ceramic homeware for a massive exhibition that will fill the Park Gallery.

Local visual artists working in all mediums have created work on standard 30 x 30 cm ply blocks supplied by KZNSA. There are over 100 submissions with many renowned artists participating – patrons are advised to get there early to get their favourite artist’s piece before they are sold out.

Also on show is a selection of collectable art from Arts for Humanity with prestigious South African artists’ work available in a silent auction. Artists include Sue Williamson, Diane Victor, Mduduzi Xakaza and Joseph Madisa.

BUZZART runs until January 17, 2016. The KZNSA is a not-for-profit, member-based, public benefit arts organisation and is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. For more information contact Angela Shaw on 083 384 3660 or or Gloria Hoff on 031 277 1700 or