The new Studios gallery in Ballito’s Lifestyle Centre has opened its second exhibition, Contagious Creativity. It runs until 9 March 2021, featuring mixed media work by interesting new creatives of all ages from every corner of KZN.
A wide range of arts, design, creative writing and music is being showcased, including paintings, drawings, print, mixed media, photography, sculpture, multi-media, fashion, furniture, an award-winning architectural project, woven ware and a few installations made by youth in the community.
According to Jane Digby, local artist and the driving force behind The Gallery, their first exhibition received a great response: “68 artworks were sold across 20 artists, which is a fantastic result. This is a magnificent, contemporary gallery that is conducive to optimally displaying art as well as browsing.”
A experiential mezzanine area was very popular during the gallery’s first five weeks, with the public making their mark on an ‘Interactive Walls’ relating to topical social issues. “New interactive walls were installed for the second exhibition to take it further, encouraging creative writing and much therapeutic doodling,” adds Digby. “We invite anyone to come along and let their voice be heard.”
The Gallery has many exciting workshops lined up after 15 February. These include oil painting, drawing, figure drawing, linocuts, creative writing, cell phone photography and digital SLR photography.
You can also find a range of the latest Ardmore homeware designs at their neighbour, Ardmore boutique.
For a full list of creatives participating in the Contagious Creativity exhibition, go to www.ballitolifestylecentre.co.za/thegallery or follow The Gallery on Instagram or Facebook: @thegallerylifestyle.
The Gallery is situated opposite Weylandts at Lifestyle Centre.
What: Contagious Creativity art exhibition
Where: The Studios at Lifestyle Centre Ballito KZN
When: 5 Feb – 9 March 2021
Opening hours: 9am till 5pm