THE CRAFT OF UBUNTU: EXHIBITION OPENING 21 FEB @ 18H30
Art, Jewellery, Artists
The Craft of Ubuntu: An Exploration of Collaboration through Making is a World Design Capital 2014 project organised by SHIFT and the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography in collaboration with designer Sarah Rhodes from the University of the Arts London Central Saint Martins, ceramicist Andile Dyalvane and Kunye crafters.
The Craft of Ubuntu exhibition reveals the processes and dialogues that have emerged over the past two years between London-based Rhodes, Cape Town-based Dyalvane and the women crafters of Kunye, as they explore collaboration through making. Guided by Rhodes' PhD research, the show reframes the nature of collaboration between designers and craft producers illustrating how co-creational agency, through equitable creative exchange, can engender successful outcomes.
Sarah Rhodes is a designer, jeweller and researcher at Central Saint Martins. Based in Africa for many years, her work is concerned with ethical practices and social sustainability. Her jewellery has been exhibited internationally in Southern Africa, India and the UK, including the London Design Festival and Sotheby’s. Her consultancy work includes designing the spring/summer 2009 collection for Fair Trade jewellery company Made. Her publications include chapters in the recent book Contemporary Jewellery in Perspective and the forthcoming Cultural Threads.
Ceramicist Andile Dyalvane’s work is inspired by his cultural heritage from the Eastern Cape. He studied ceramics and graphic design at Sivuyile Technical College in Gugulethu and at Port Elizabeth Technikon before moving to Cape Town. He established himself with a solo exhibition at the Irma Stern Museum in 2003 and set up Imiso Ceramics in 2007. His work has been shown internationally in exhibitions such as Design Miami/Basel, Dubai Design Days and the London Design Festival.
Kunye crafters was established in 1995 by Alison Coutras as her personal response to the unemployment crisis in Cape Town with the aim to create income and independence for those without formal education.
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