Exhibition unearths hidden talent

ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Theresa Kingma’s artwork is one of many in the Mosaic Exhibition, which runs till october 31, at Ann Bryant Coach house in East London. Picture: AMANDA NANO

Intricate and colourful works adorn the walls of the Ann Bryant Art Gallery Coach House in East London, as part of the ongoing Mosaic Exhibition which runs until October 31.

The mosaics comprise of materials such as coloured glass, tiles, beads and pottery.

Organised by Karien Myburgh, the opening night was a huge success, with lots of positive reactions.

“My passion is to let people understand that anybody has the ability to create.

“This is about everyday people discovering their amazing talent,” Myburgh said.

She runs three classes and all have different artwork on display.

My passion is to let people understand that anybody has the ability to create. This is about everyday people discovering their amazing talent.

Athlene Masters, who said she always looked forward to her Tuesday classes, has been attending for eight years.

“I created a Superman for my son’s birthday which took me 18 months to make.

“He loves Superman and cartoons so I decided to do this for him,” Masters said.

A number of works are on display, with some artists, such as Margi du Toit, having multiple pieces on show.

Du Toit has three artworks in the exhibition: Flora, Turkish Mirror and Geisha Girl.

“Originally I am a stained glass artist and I had to change my perspective completely when I started with the mosaic.

“Karien has brought something out of me that nobody else has,” Du Toit said.

She said Geisha Girl was her best work, although she had struggled with it initially.

The exhibition is open weekdays from 9.30am to 4pm.

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