World-renowned artist to exhibit at Mentors Country Estate

2016-05-19 06:00

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WORLD-renowned artist, Patrick Mavros, will for the very first time exhibit his designs at Mentors Country Estate in Jeffrey’s Bay from Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29 as part of the HuntEx East Cape Fair.

There is a total of 75 exhibitors and last year’s event saw 4 194 visitors from around the Eastern Cape attending!

The Kouga Express and Patrick Mavros are giving two readers the opportunity to experience this beautiful jewellery for themselves.

The first prize is a pair of Solid Sterling Silver Ndoro Dangle Earrings - as worn by the Duchess of Cambridge - valued at R2 850. Ndoros are Southern Africa’s most striking totems of prestige and beauty. They are originally a sea shell, which has been ground flat into their distinctive whirl shape.

The second prize is a pair of Zozo Heart Stud Earrings valued at R 950. This pretty pair of sparkling, heart shaped silver earrings will invite closer inspection. That is when they reveal themselves to be perfect little African elephants, one facing front and the other backwards. They are the adorable new ZoZo Heart Earrings, designed to be talked about, and made to be loved.

How to enter:

To stand a chance of winning one of these two great pri-zes, answer the following question: Where in the Eastern Cape will Patrick Mavros be exhibiting for the first time this May?

Send your answer, together with your name and contact details, to Include Patrick Mavros in the subject line.

The competition closes at 15:00 on May 27. Winners will be contacted by means of contact details provided.

More about Patrick Mavros:

Patrick has been described as the Ernest Hemingway of our times. He is a fifth generation Zimbabwean wildlife artist who creates one of a kind, handmade solid sterling silver jewellery, sculpture and adornment.

Patrick is most at home in the African bush. Born and raised in Matabeleland (the wild, western province of Zimbabwe), the young Patrick developed a deep affinity for its wildlife - particularly the birds of prey.

After returning from the Rhodesian war, Patrick wooed and won his wife, Catja Halsted. The petite, warm-hearted Catja became the pivotal influence that was to set Patrick on his path of becoming one of the world’s most accomplished sculptors.

Patrick, newly-wed and wanting to give Catja an original and personal gift, carved a pair of earrings in the form of roses, her favourite flower. Catja was not the only one delighted with the earrings – soon Patrick was inundated with requests from friends for similar pairs to be created.

And so it all began. Over 30 years later, Patrick has four sons who are deeply involved in the business, a shop in London, Mauritius, Nairobi and of course his beautiful studio and shop in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Among his intricate sculptures are hippos, leopards, camels and even a collection of animals with their babies - including elephants, meerkats and hippos.

Patrick’s royal fans include Prince William and Kate, Prince Harry, the Queen, the King of Spain, JK Rowling, Hugh Grant and Princess Eugenie.

For information contact Jessica Holland at 083 422 3599 or send an email to

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