Ditto Jewellery Exhibition

On Friday 4 May an exciting new jewellery and art exhibition was unveiled at The Fringe on Kloof in Cape Town. The brief? Curator Chantal Louw called upon eight talented local jewellery designers to create items that reflect their personal connection to the art world. The exhibition therefore 'celebrates the serendipitous synergies' that exist between artists, and the inherent similarities in their work that often happens by chance. This led to collaborations between artists who shared a muse or had a similar outlook in their work, as well as some intriguing creations by artists whose source of inspiration was a fellow artist's work. For instance, Gillian Fuller found inspiration in the colour palette and landscape imagery of artist Colin Payne’s work, SMITH Jewellery’s Anna Raimondo and Andrew Putter discovered that they share an appreciation for flora, and Metaxia Sterianos and artist Rebecca Jones both have an affinity for fragile yet powerful flower creations. Other collaborations with artists took place between the likes of Emma Atkinson (Milame Design) and Lindi Sales, Eon Hoon and the Black Heart Gang, and Caryn Fourie (A Bird Named Frank) and Peter Mikael Campbell. Megan McFall from Starbright Girl and Carla da Cruz, as well as Marietjie Beeselaar from Skermunkil and Marli Lyon also teamed up to produce original works using an array of materials. The Fringe Arts, owned by Chantal Louw and Thessa Bos, never fails to present the public with show-stopping work by some of our most talented local creatives. You can pop into the exhibition until Saturday, 25 May, and prices range from R350 to R1 670. For more details call 079-494-1156, go to facebook.com/thefringearts or visit the exhibition at 99B Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town. Text: Kim Grové