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.... described as a " socially conscious art collective”  (Elle blog 2008)

 

 

 

Magpie was established as a Studio in 1998 by Cape Craft Icon Scott B. Hart and Social Entrepreneur Shane A. Petzer (Ashoka Fellow).   In 2003 Magpie relocated from Cape Town to Barrydale. In 2006 Fine Artist Sean Daniel and  Administrator Richard Panaino joined to expand the Studio into the MagpieArtCollective.

 

We believe the work we do often links art, design and craft with meaningful  commercial and social entrepreneurism integrated with environmental concern.  Our whimsical, charming and bespoke creations are produced from a broad range of medium and often incorporate repurposed,  found, memorable or recycled elements.

 

We undertake commissions and participate in a variety of exhibitions and events.

 

 

The MagpieArtCollective is based in Barrydale, South Africa

 

 

 

 

1998 - Established - Observatory, Cape Town

 

 

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 ...

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