THE ART OF LUXURY
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What could be more glamorous then being spoilt by three doyennes of South African Art & Design. Hanneli Rupert, Kirsten Goss & Gabrielle Kruger have teamed up to offer you this exclusive package celebrating creativity in its most luxurious forms.
OYA IN SUN ZEBRA BLESBOK LEATHER
CLIP ON FEATHER ACCESSORY – BLACK
ARANDA BLANKET – SEANA MORENA
MANTUA HOPE BIRD SCARF
SKINNY BITCH PEACH PLEASE CANDLE SET WITH MARBLE BASE
FOOD IN AFRICA COOKBOOK – CALLIE ANNE GAVAZZI
DONATED BY: HANNELI RUPERT
The vision behind Okapi is to produce luxurious, artisanal handbags and accessories entirely handmade in South Africa from locally sourced materials. Okapi has a simple approach to creating honest and sustainable job opportunities and skills growth locally. Every element of an Okapi bag is entirely traceable, sustainable and ethically sourced. Wherever possible we choose to work by hand and place a particular emphasis on nature conservation throughout the whole production process. Okapi products are luxurious and unique. They are built to last a lifetime and designed to grow with their owner in meaning and character over time.
About MERCHANTS ON LONG:
Merchants on Long is an African concept store located in the heart of Cape Town on buzzing Long Street and specializes in contemporary African design, fashion, art, and
Homeware. A celebration of diverse Pan African Design Merchants on Long serves as a platform of carefully curated luxury and handmade brands that are all sourced and made in Africa.
Kirsten Goss is an independent jewellery design company specialising in locally-manufactured, high-end, every-day jewellery for the independently-minded, discerning wearer. The company opened its doors in London 18 years ago and subsequently opened 4 shops in South Africa. The collections are made by an in-house team of goldsmiths, using a variety of unusual gemstones and fine materials. KG specialises in limited-edition and one-off pieces that are modern, sophisticated and fashion-forward, but always classic. Love them today – love them always.
Kirsten designs and conceptualises all the work and has in-house team of goldsmiths who manufacture all the pieces. Kirsten studied a BA Fine Art with Jewellery Design and Gemmology at the University of Stellenbosch and the attention to detail and unusual use of materials and form ate the pillars of the company ethos: pushing boundaries associated with classic jewellery whilst remaining casual and relatable for everyday wear (pret-a-porter).
KG has a a dedicated and loyal following of clients both locally and globally; including celebrity fans over the years including, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosamund Pike, Milla Jovovich, Helena Bonham-Carter, Nicole Scherzinger and Miranda Kerr. The company has has scooped up many retail, design and business awards over the years including Entrepreneur of the Year at the SA Business Awards in London in 2014; and Most Beautiful Object In South Africa at Design Indaba 2012. Kirsten was named one of the 100 World Class South Africans by City Press in 2017.
“Fun, sophistication and luxury all rolled up into one luscious experience”, is how Kirsten would best describe the brand.
Stand a chance to WOW in our iconic Liliums. These timeless beauties shimmer like droplets of the purest dew. They feature a triptych claw, encasing the finest green Amethyst stones, sourced from Brazil. Stones are 2.5cm.
Represented by the prestigious SMAC Gallery, Kruger was born in 1993 in Cape Town, where she currently lives and works. After graduating summa cum laude from Stellenbosch University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BA) ) in 2015, she went on to be awarded her Masters in Fine Arts (MA) from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2018. In the same year, Kruger was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the 33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition and participated in the collective exhibition at Agora Gallery, New York City, USA.
Solo exhibitions include; For Paint to Dry at SMAC Gallery in Stellenbosch, South Africa and Overgrowth at Marta Moriarty Art Window in Madrid, Spain in 2019; a solo exhibition as part of the Selected Graduates Section at Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg, South Africa as well as her Masters Graduate exhibition Undergrounding Landscapes at Michaelis School of Fine Art – University of Cape Town (UCT) in Cape Town, South Africa all in 2018.
Kruger’s participation in group exhibitions in 2020 includes; Matereality at Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa, Shaping Things: An exploration of clay and ceramics in contemporary South African art practice at SMAC Gallery in Stellenbosch, South Africa, A Show of Solidarity at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa, and SMAC Gallery’s group presentation at the 2020 Investec Cape Town Art Fair in Cape town, South Africa. Kruger has exhibited her works in numerous group exhibitions including SMAC Gallery’s presentation at FNB Art Joburg at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa; Unresolved Categories at Gallery MOMO in Cape Town, South Africa and The Female Line, at SMAC Gallery in Cape South Africa all in 2019; Intersection, along with Gabriel Tendai and Neo Matloga at Tyburn Gallery in London, UK; SS17 at Gallery MOMO in Cape Town, South Africa; What do Painters Do All Day at Banele Khoza Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa and Garden Smoothie, a collaborative exhibition with Marlene Steyn at SMAC Gallery in Stellenbosch, South Africa all in 2018; Lady Bush, at Cavalli Gallery in Cape Town; Growing Gatherings, a two-person exhibition with Kevin Frankental at 99 Loop Gallery in 2017 and Naturalis | Neo Exhibition, curated by Mia Louw and Nicola Kaden at Neo Venue Space in Bainskloof Pass, Wellington in 2017.
Kruger recently completed a residency at the Nirox Sculpture Park at the Cradle of Humankind in Johannesburg, South Africa. The residency culminated in a collaborative project between Kruger, The National School of the Arts and Nirox Foundation to present a ‘Painting Performance’ titled An African Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Kruger has since presented numerous ‘Painting Performance’s’ including Gucci Garden of Eden, curated by Elana Brundyn and Louw Kotze, performed by Students of the Cape Town Academy at the Norval Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa as well as arteBOTANICA, curated by Manthe Ribane and performed by students of The National School of the Arts at Nirox Sculpture Park in Johannesburg, South Africa all in 2019.
Upcoming exhibitions include a solo presentation at Marta Moriarty in Madrid, Spain in 2021; a collaborative presentation with Marlene Steyn at Lychee One Gallery in London, UK.