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KATHERINE WOOD was selected by a panel of judges for Best of Oil Artists Worldwide, Vol 1 which was published by USA based Kennedy publishing. The coffee table style book features a double page spread of Katherine’s work. “It is an honour to be selected amongst my peers and be featured in such a book that will be going to homes all over the world,” stated Katherine. The book will be released later in the year – www.katherinewood.com.
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THE KNYSNA ART GALLERY is located in the historical building, the Old Gaol. It is run by the The Knysna Arts and Crafts Society which has approximately 300 members. It organizes 2 exhibitions for members annually, also an exhibition for all the 17 schools in Knysna. There is also an annual Flower exhibition of both paintings and arrangements – www.knysnaartgallery.co.za.
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KNYSNA FINE ART is one of South Africa’s finest galleries. Located at 6 Long Street, it specialises in contemporary South African art in a variety of media although a growing number of international fine artists are also exhibited. The owner is Trent Read, elder son of the late Everard Read, who was the doyen of South African art dealers and Trent is the fifth generation of his family to be a dealer. He worked at Christie’s in London for several years and also worked in the USA but most of his career has been spent as a director of Everard Read in Johannesburg. He moved to Knysna in 1994 and opened the gallery in 1997 – www.finearts.co.za.
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THE KNYSNA POTTERY HOUSE is just off the N2 on your way out of Knysna towards Plett. It’s a jewel containing a handful of very talented people such as Marylou Newdigate. It welcomes one into its charming space with a myriad of colours and displays of beautiful objects – all of which are made by the hands of outstanding talent. Ruth and Craig Renwick of Renwick Tiles started the Knysna Pottery House in 2009. Marylou Newdigate of Earthmaid Tiles joined in the delightful project shortly thereafter, offering ceramic and mosaic workshops.