With less than two weeks before the first Art in the Country exhibition, 45 artists are in a “furiously creative mood” ahead of the Harrington House event from May 27-29. So says Kathy Jacob, the convenor of the show, from her studio at The Rotunda in Hilton. “There’s so much excitement and I’m kept busy with all sorts of enquiries in between my own preparations,” Jacob says.
Public interest and private sector support points to a significant multiplier effect of the local economy. Several service providers have been contracted
Apart from the backing of key sponsor Harcourt Hilton, Art in the Country is also supported by Landrover Jaguar Pietermaritzburg, Pick n Pay at The Avenues, and Nedbank. The show will be staged under a giant marquee at Harrington House’s dedicated marquee site and will feature a street-food menu by celebrity chef Jackie Cameron, liquid refreshments on sale, and the musical ambience of multi-lingual singer René Tshiakanyi.
The event is open from 10 am to 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 9 am to 2 pm on Sunday. Entry is R20 for adults, R10 for pensioners and no charge for children under 18. For more information, see https://m.facebook.com/harcourtsartinthecountry/
Pictured here L-R: Simon Addy, Kathy Jacob, David Whieldon Oosthuizen