Porterville Open Studios    6 - 8 October 2017

On the weekend of 6 - 8 October 2017 (Friday to Sunday - times to be announced), about 15 artist will exhibit their art at 4 artist studios in Porterville. Below is a short biography and contact details for each artist, a map and other useful information for the event.

We also ask that anybody that can help us market the event - click on the "pdf poster" file below, print it out in A3 or A4 and place it somewhere.

Please can participants in the event, their family, friends and business associates also place the website information and poster on their Facebook and othe social media pages & e-mail the poster (jpeg / photo link to poster below) to as many people as you can invite.

Visitors feel free to download and print the "pdf map" below to find your way when visiting Porterville on the "Porterville Open Studios" weekend.

For more information contact Roy Nienaber above on mobile no: 084 2000 103.

High Quality Pdf file above to print poster in A3 or A4 to help us market the event

click here for - jpeg / photo link to poster (right click and save image as)

Visitors please click on & print out the above pdf map to use before visiting us on the weekend.

click here for - jpeg / photo link to map (right click and save image as)

Artsist Biographies

Andre du Toit

After my first portrait I knew that I wanted to focus on portraiture. The painting process is demanding, but the relationship that develops between an image and myself makes it extremely satisfying. Every painting captures a different mood, feeling or moment.

E-mail: thinkproperly@icloud.com Cell: 082 656 3021

Carin Dorrington

Born Paarl, Western Cape, 1963. Ceramics - Studied Fine Art at University of Stellenbosch and received BA Fine Art (Hon(s)) HED degree in 1985. Art teacher from 1986 - 1993 at the Jack Meyer Art Centre in Paarl. Married and moved to Porterville, Western Cape and taught Art privately for 15 years. Currently working on slab built, high fired stoneware vessels. These vessels are highly decorative yet functional. They are inspired by totem poles and industrial architecture with an emphasis on bold colour application and geometric shapes.

E-mail: carindorrington@gmail.com Cell: 083 635 1131



Christel Griffiths

Christel Griffiths (Manzi) woon 31 jaar in du toitstr 55 Hou van meeste forms van kuns .Mosaiek kom 1ste en is byna 10 jaar voltyds daarmee besig.

E-mail: christelgriffiths@gmail.com Cell: 073 287 5940

Shui-lyn White

Shui-lyn White has lived and worked all over the world, from Nigeria where she
was born, to England where she studied as well as Australia, Malawi, Ghana, and
France before settling in South Africa where she currently has a studios in Cape
Town and Porterville.

Born in Nigeria of mixed parentage Shui-lyn has a fascination in the role of
belonging in the development and destruction of the individual. Working in a
variety of media from inks and acrylics to charcoal and oils, her semi-abstract
heads and figures question what is essential to being.

Shui-lyn has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in Johannesburg, Cape
Town and New York. At present, she is due to exhibit work by invitation at the
Royal Society for Printmakers Masters Exhibition in November this year at The
Bankside Gallery in London. In February 2018, she has a solo exhibition at Rusten-
Vrede Gallery in Durbanville exploring Presence and Absence.

Her work can be seen at her studios by appointment and at the Manz Art Gallery
in Franschhoek.

Email: shuilyn63@gmail.com Cell: 083 456 3288 Website: https://shuilyn63.wixsite.com/artworks


Lize Jacobs

Born in a small beach town called Blythedale on the coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, where she lived till she was 14 before moving to Cape Town. Started highschool in the Western Cape at Curro Durbanville. She is currently 18 years old and is in the process of taking a gap year before starting her university studies.

E-mail: jacobs.lize10@gmail.com Cell: 071 954 1179

Anneke Pasques

Gebore Kapenaar - Kuns en Grafiese Ontwerp studeer. Gee kunsklasse vir kinders Gr R -12. Werk in Olie, Gouache, ceramics. Hou van helder opgewekde kleure. Glo kuns moet jou gelukkig maak as jy daarna kyk!

E-mail: anikipasq@gmail.com Cell: 083 457 2390


Marina Basson

Gebore te Moorreesburg. (Man was Porterviller). Was 40 jaar in onderwys. Het baie backdrops vir konserte geverf. Verf vir genot daarvan en is lief vir plaas- en natuurtonele.

Cell: 082 878 1227

JP Meyer

E-mail: jpjourney@gmail.com Cell: 082 847 7254


Monique Nienaber

As someone who grew up in an artistic environment I was very fortunate to be able to enter the field of jewellery design and manufacturing. My father was a goldsmith, and although I toyed with the idea of becoming a vet, I eventually joined my father’s business for a 4-year apprenticeship.

I found I thoroughly enjoyed the design and manufacture of jewellery, it allowed me to combine my love of animals with stones and precious metals.

My inspirations come from the stones and materials I use and the expressions of the particular animal’s spirit. Their colour, feel, texture and shape tell me exactly what to do with them just as different fabrics inspire the designs they are made into.

With cutting-edge design and skilful craftsmanship my style is elegant, earthy, classy and modern. My jewellery is ever changing, every collection is a step forward, leaving the past behind. I am always exploring the next level. My customer is design and style savvy and has as a strong sense of individuality.

E-mail: monique@ebonymoon.co.za Cell: 084 531 4506 Web: www.ebonymoon.co.za


Joey Koen

As a born and bred Bolander and former inhabitant of Redelinghuys I grew up appreciating and loving nature in all its facets. I also spent time in Namibia and all the earthy influences have helped develop a keen sense of flowers, portraits and figure painting. I have no formal art schoolling but attended various workshops. Art for me is like therapy, it calms and centers me.

Cell: 072 036 7147

Sue Impey

E-mail: h.s.impey@gmail.com Cell: 082 348 3290


Tara-lee Hollander

Although I am a self-taught painter and artist, I find my work progresses and grows through exposure to other artists, inspiring works of art and also through travel. Throughout my life art has been a part of me; it has even made up an important part of my earliest memories. Me drawing my own hands for lack of reference photos are part of these vivid memories. I love looking at the world around me and sharing that with others through my work. Interestingly, the beauty of the human body energizes most of my art efforts. The complexity of life and the intricate world of people are a never ending source of inspiration and influence on me as a creative.

E-mail: art@taralee.co.za Cell: 081 519 3548 Web: www.taralee.co.za


Useful Information for Porterville Tourist

Activities to do in Porterville

Porterville Tourism website