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.... 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 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.




         The Magpie Collective  believes the work they do often links art and design with


meaningful  commercial and social entrepreneurism integrated with environmental concern.



      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.



From design, through to execution the Magpie's 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 ...

    Scott and Shane  (Maeve)          Sean and Richard