On the 27 July 2018 Von Candy Collaborative presented “ A taste of colour exhibition “ at Jerry’s Cafe in Benoni. Nature played its part on the night by filling the sky with a brilliant display of the Blood moon.
A celebration of beauty and inspiration there were around 100 people who attended the opening evening. With live entertainment and a scrumptious meal we immersed ourselves in the art and huddled around the gigantic African bonfire chatting.

There was plenty of opportunity to experience a variety of styles of art ranging from impressionists, portraiture, surrealists, realists, hyper realists, abstract, functional art, digital manipulation, steampunk sculpture and floral art.
What ever style appeals to a person there was something to tickle each ones fancy.

Organised by Kara – Lyn Pietersen and Christopher Smith who is a steam punk sculptor. With a background in carpentry, tattoo artistry and metal work it was just natural for him to progress into this relatively unknown field of design in South Africa from the Victorian era, where the creative pieces are formed from fantasy, passion and imagination to create magnificent pieces of Victorian utopia.

Over the three days of the exhibition there were around 350 artworks ranging in price from R300 up to R78000. The intention of future exhibitions is to forge ahead in the art scene world and push boundaries with some never before seen pieces and highly controversial aspects. So cutting to the juicy part, there are plans to host bi- monthly exhibitions , its going to be exciting. So watch the various social media platforms for updates on future events.

Artists who exhibited:

Norbert Schling
Hettie Strydom Roodt
Denise Phillips
Teresa Hoffman
Christopher Smith
Cornelie Wolff
Samantha Carstens
Mattie Joubert
Elaine Marx
Lizelle Marie Esterhuizen
Ricollin Moodley
Thabiso Dakamela
Eric Lubisi –
Anton de Klerk
Joyce Carreira –
Liana van Dyk
Roslynne Van Belkum
Magda Van Rensburg
Jeanne de Jongh
Daren Dixey
Shirley Mitchell

Leana Sharp
Elsa Cornelissen
Bonnie Reay Franks
Yolandi du Toit
Terry Stephens Horn
Delicia van Deventer
Magdalena Daleen Marais
Lehlohonolo Dhlamini
Marie Antoinette Swart
Justine Eggar Olivier
Rudi Schreiben

For more information : voncandycollaborative@gmail.com