Southern Guild’s Heavy Metal Exhibition

Last night saw the launch of the Southern Guild’s new exhibition, Heavy Metal.

The list of exhibiting artists includes: Aaron Kearney | Atang Tshikare | Bad Machine | Brendon Edwards | Brett Murray | Bronze Age | Ceramic Matters | Cheick Diallo | Conrad Hicks | Dahla Hulme | David Brown | David Krynauw | Dokter and Misses | Dylan Lewis | Egon Tania | Etienne De Kock | Gregor Jenkin | Guy du Toit | Pieter Henning | Porky Hefer | Shirley Fintz | Sibusiso Mthembu | Steetwires | Willard Musaruwa | Willie Bester | Willowlamp | Xandre Kriel | Haldane Martin | Hamed Outtara | Heath Nash | Imiso | James Hannah | Joe Paine | John Vogel | Jop Kunneke | Kyle Morland | Laurie Wiid van Heerden | Liam Mooney | Michael MacGarry | Michael Methven | Michele Mathison | Mokena Makeka | Nic Bladen | Pete Eastman & Philippe Bousquet

Porky Heffer’s “Black Hole” – R45,000,01

Haldane Martin’s “Hex Nesting Tables” – R29,241,00

It’s billed as “Collectable Design” and while several of the pieces are out of reach of most middle-income earning mortals, it didn’t stop hippies and hipsters alike from coming out to enjoy the event alongside Cape Town’s elite.

I was most taken back by Joburg Based design duo, Doker & Missus, futuristic mid-mod pieces, which were realistically prices for the average middle class art lover.

I finally met Joe Paine in person. I’ve mentioned Joe before, but we’ve never actually met, despite owning several of his pieces, including some custom work. So that was a highlight for me, very down to earth, humble and engaging.

He showcased his Talk Bench, a new take on his older design, done in anodized aluminum and featuring an umbrella mount and drinks table.

The Exhibition runs for the next 10 days, and is FREE and open to the public from 9am – 4pm at the Woodstock Foundry, 150 Albert Road, Woodstock.

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