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Monday, October 2, 2017


(Photo by Mike McFadyean)

The Intellectual Property Exhibition 2017 will run at The Plant, 5 Station Drive in Durban from October 6 to 7.

“The philosophy behind the event is to show that KZN is not only full of creativity, but that creative people are monetizing their creativity, so they are able to make a living, form part of a strong and viable creative sector and boost tourism and job creation in our province and nation,” says Robin Opperman, Creative Director of Umcebo Design who is co-ordinating the exhibition.

This year the event takes a quantum leap from a conventional gallery exhibition and moves to a public space (The Plant, 5 Station Drive). The event will be opened by Rosemary Mangope, CEO of the National Arts Council. There will be live graffiti, live painting, pop-up shops and exhibition and jewellery.

There is also a Block Project, where a range of artists covering all ages, genders and levels of experience have made a large piece of public art, on 15 x 15 cm blocks. The piece will be on display and the organisers hope to sell that to a buyer, to sponsor the 2018 Project.

The Intellectual Property Exhibition 2017 opens on October 5 at 17h30 for 18h00 at The Plant, 5 Station Drive. It then runs on October 6 from 09h00 to 15h00 and on October 7 from 09h00 to 13h00. The opening and the event are free and open to the public.

For more information visit and also see Facebook at Intellectual Property Exhibition 2017.