Only a 30 minute drive from Grahamstown lies the quirky little village of Bathurst and they annually host the ‘Bathurst Country Affair.’ This is a weekend of fun, cooking, eating, drinking, art and homemade wares from flea market goodies to designer styles. It’s rather a fabulous event which seems to be gaining momentum, which is just great. Also a little pleasure of mine was to stop in at Stowe & So / The Corner Gallery where there is always the most beautiful range of local wonders including that of Tori Stowe and Lisa Nettleton (Molo Mimi). I missed the Saturday, which was apparently blessed with the most amazing weather, but what is so wonderful to see is that even on the Sunday, in the little more nippy cold, the locals were out in their droves showing their support. Yay for supporting local!
I must mention of course Madeleine Murray’s marvellous ceramic work – her new experimenting with screen prints on her products has proven super successful and apparently she did really well at the Village Market. So great to see her business, Muddylane Ceramics, doing so well … it doesn’t hurt for me to hitch my design business to such awesome creative people … ppssst, in case you didn’t get it, she’s already one of my amazing and unique clients. Not to mention funny, entertaining and special.
As is becoming our tradition, on exiting Bathurst, my darling friend Chiquita and I always LOVE going past The Workshop Art & Craft Gallery to see Margie’s stunning curation of local and national artists work on display in their great space! I always feel a little renewed going in there. This time I was so happy to see two full walls of Nicky Rosselli’s work – definitely one of my all time favourite EC artists.