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In December Jon Daamen, a well-known florist, will exhibit her work at the art show.
In December Jon Daamen, a well-known florist, will exhibit her work at the art show.

Napier is renowned as an arty town. In December, local artists will once again show just how creative this little town really is. Building on the success of two previous art routes, the Creative Napier Art Week will take place again from 27 December to 30 December, when 17 artists will show their work.

Private studios will be open to the public, giving a rare peak into the creative world of the Napier art community. Many walls in other venues, such as restaurants, shops and cafes, will also be used to display exhibitions. Media range from traditional painting to photography, photographic art, collage, ceramics, jewellery, botanical art as well as contemporary painting. Creative Napier offers a fantastic selection covering most art forms and appealing to a wide range of art lovers. During 2021 visitors from far and wide came to this creative event in the Overberg. Holidaymakers to Hermanus, Struisbaai, Arniston, Gansbaai and even from Cape Town enjoyed the cultural outing.Maps will be available at all the exhibiting venues, as well as Napier restaurants. More information available on social media: Facebook: @Creative Napier, Instagram: @CreativeNapier

Participating artist include: Nastasha Minyon Sale, Nelis Singels (Rewild Art), Jason Wyness, Helen Vale Xanos, Herman van Bon (Studio98; Photographic Art), Juanita Coetzer ( SA Photography), Lisé-Marè Botha (Nizhóní), Madeleine Murray, Yvonne De Wit (Studio98; Jewellery Design), Alex Hamilton, Edie Wilson, Niels Bastiaensen (Photography), Jon Daamen (Floral Art), Michele Thomas, Brenda Shelley and Jen Bam. At Studio 98 you will find the work of jewellery designer Yvonne de Wit and photographic artist Herman van Bon. 

Some of the artists:

* Niels Bastiaensen moved to the family small holding outside of Napier in 2003. Throughout his life he travelled all over Africa, falling in love with the various people and cultures he encountered. At the moment he resides mostly at the family small holding where he continues to work as a freelance photographer, web designer and graphic designer.

* Jon Daamen, a professional florist by trade, was born in 1954 in the Netherlands, but moved at an early age to Suriname where she founded and was director of the Flower School, which was a training ground for 65 florists.

* Edie Wilson Smith currently lives, paints and does other things, such as making lemonade – in Napier! She’s had the privilege of learning from many great artists and continues to learn while teaching her students. She’s been teaching oil painting for almost 20 years. 

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