Copyright Magpie Art Collective 2011
.... described as a " socially conscious art collective” Magpie was established as a Studio in 1998 by Cape Craft Icon Scott B. Hart and Social Entrepreneur Shane A. Petzer (Ashoka Fellow).
In 2006 Magpie expanded and Fine Artist, Sean Daniel and Administrator, Richard Panaino joined to make up the MagpieArtCollective. The Collective relocated from Cape Town to the Barrydale Studio where they are now based.
They believe the work they do links art and design with meaningful commercial and social entrepreneurism. Their whimsical, charming and bespoke creations are produced from a broad range of medium and often incorporate repurposed and found or recycled elements into their enchanting works.
In addition to the Studio creations, they undertake commissions and installations and participate in exhibitions. Magpie also produces a range of exciting craft-project-linked products.
The Rooi Doppies Project is their social action framework. Through this conceptual project they link themselves as a collective to their surrounding community by engagement with local community income generation projects, crafters and civil society endeavours.
From design, through to execution the Magpie's believe their work reflects their philosophy and innovative approach.
The MagpieArtCollective is based in Barrydale, South Africa
Established September 1998
2003 - Say WOW! to SA Design Award.
Elle Decor Magazine
2004 - Cape Craft Icon Status
Awarded to Scott Hart
(Cape Craft Design Institute)
2005 - Magpie Gallery Opens In Barrydale
2006 - Magpie begins posting content online
2007 - Best Individual Stand Award Decorex Jhb
2008 - Swellendam Mayoral Achievement Award
2009 - Design Excellence Award.
Arts & Culture Trust of South Africa
2009 - Two Magpie Regency Chandeliers
The White House, Washington, USA
2012 - Naughton Gallery Exhibition 19 Oct - 11 Nov Queens University Belfast 50th Arts Festival, Northern Ireland
2012 - Swellendam Champion Awarded to Shane Petzer by Western Cape Government/Community Action Partnership
Awards and Milestones ...