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Magpie Gazebo at Champagne Festival Franschhoek

Friday, December 3, 2010 0 comments

Champagne Festival 3-5 December 2010, Hugenot Monument, Franschhoek

World of Eve

Monday, November 15, 2010 0 comments

 Magpie Blom Lights (above) and (left) with Peace Child

Magpie Mannequins at World of Eve

Eva Ploder, as seen amongst magical Magpie Ampoule Couture dripping from stylised trees installed at the World of Eve Gallery in Munich.

Chigubu Lights (Shona word for water vessel), above at World of Eve.com Gallery in Germany.

We had visitors this weekend! Amongst them - the lovely Eva Ploder, The World of Eve from Munich in Bavaria, Germany came along with her two lovely friends Anna and Margie. She shared these beautiful images with us of her space in Munich and the gorgeous Magpie pieces. Visit her website and Gallery if you ever in Munich. See you in the Spring of 2011 Eva!
photo credits: Robin Keller c world of eve.com

Sunday 7th November 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010 0 comments
Magpie runs an income generation crafters project in the village. Crafters have been trained to produce  decorative, handcrafted products which the Studio promotes in addition to the range of homefineware developed by our team of artists.

 Blomme Lights (Flowerball Lights)


so what do the collective members look like?

Thursday, November 4, 2010 0 comments

left to right: Richard D. Panaino, Sean Daniel, Shane A. Petzer and Scott B. Hart

Christmas Trees


In December 2002 we installed a Christmas Tree above the Bikers Bar in Lower Main Road, Observatory - it led to a tradition that we have kept going every year since we moved our Collectives Studio to Barrydale. Our first experiment with Christmas Trees in the village began with an installation at the local Provincial Clinic. Subsequent we have moved the trees to various locales and have settled on an annual installation right next to the Studio in Van Riebeeck Street. The Trees are constructed using alien Australian Wattle and decorated with recycled PET bottles that have been processed into innovative decorations.

In 2007 and 2008 we had the honour of installing Trees for the Premier of our Province, Helen Zille when she was still Mayor of the City of Cape Town.

 a selection of Barrydale Trees

Since then - every year on December 16th - the Day of Reconciliation the Magpie's install our Christmas Reconciliation Tree and host a Lighting Ceremony outside out Studio at sunset. The whole district and townsfolk flock to the village and air is filled with festive cheer and light!


This was our 2008/9 installation for the Mayoral Office

Photo: Donavan Mehl: evening view Dec 16th 2008



Friday, October 29, 2010 0 comments