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Private Gallery Napier

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” ~Terri Guillemets

Inspiration

One morning in the Overberg:

We live in a small town through which the main road between Cape Town and the Southernmost tip of the African Continent runs. ‘Runs’, indeed for most tourists are racing in high speed mode from one ‘attraction’ to the other. It’s a pity to see people not experiencing the real beauty of a wonderful countryside. Sometimes we think; why not turn left of right into a gravel road and get lost … in a wonderful landscape with ever changing skies throughout the seasons. Yes; one can pick up some of that on the main road but it’s incomparable with the real thing. Our Swiss friends are visiting South Africa virtually every year and although they drive rural pace in the countryside they never got the idea to go into the deep … So we took them out one early morning. Yes, we also did the Southernmost Tip, for that was still on their list, but after the off the beaten track tour they had seen it there within a few minutes; the shipwreck nearby was far more interesting as was the illegal dumpsite of Cape Nature Conservation in a protected nature reservation (sad story), etc. etc. Oh … and we also went to Elim and in Arniston we had lunch in a place virtually all tourists/tour operators have yet to discover….

Those early morning tours inspire us; for Yvonne who is always looking for special colors of rocks/soils and  Herman is always fascinated by landscapes and how he can visualize the ‘soul of the landscape’  in a photograph.

‘Out of this world’

“Art is the highest form of hope.”
— Gerhard Richter, German, painter

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Online Sales

For people too far away but so much interested in buying a (framed) photograph or jewelry Private Gallery offers the possibility of buying online. Payments can be made per Paypal or EFT. For European (EU) customers it is possible to EFT without bank charges.

Customers within South Africa can also order jewelry via Faithful-to-Nature. This online shop has a selection of 12 ‘fast moving’ jewelry pieces in their collection. Below a selection of some of the photographs followed by the jewelry.

 

Ceramics

From our private collection this ceramic vase (artist unknown). NOT FOR SALE but you can have a look at it.

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In the meantime in Oslo

Four of Herman van Bon’s images are selected the exhibition “The invisible visible” in Oslo, Norway, for the VI International Week of Arts Education by UNESCO. One for the four is “African Feet”. The others are the ones of an informal shop in an informal settlement and two of ‘The Shepherd of Standord’. Exhibition runs from 22 May to 1 June. Plus there is a virtual one on a website.

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What on Earth…

Rock Art

In our private collection but on display is some Rock Art by Indonesian born Sam Siyahaya (RIP 2015).

Wave of the Whale (2 pictures)

It’s not a whale but the ‘Wave of the Whale’. Beautifully crafted in a unique piece of original South African designer jewellery made of treasures of the South African Earth (all ‘waves’ are different).
For the complete collection of original artisan Designer Jewellery of Yvonne de Wit visit (on appointment) Private Gallery 98 Sarel Cilliers Street, Napier. You are welcome.  Private Gallery is situated on the main road between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas and is an ideal stop over for travelers in search for memorable memento of their visit to South Africa and for the more locally orientated people to display Art ‘Made in the Overberg‘.

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