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July 2013

Artist hones talent in Paris (published July 2013)


ARTIST and recently retired university lecturer Prof Cleone Cull is back in Port Elizabeth following a rejuvenating three - month artistic sojourn in Paris. She attended Cite' Internationale des Arts through South African National Association for the Visual Arts (Sanava), which acquired three atelier apartments in the French capital in the early 1980's.

The Cite' is intended to provide a sojourn of limited duration to professional artists who wish to develop their artistic skills in France.







Two NMMU designers catch SAFW eye (published July 2013)


Fashion design graduates, Thabo Makhetha-Kwinana and Laz Yani are among nine semifinalists of the SA Fashion Week (SAFW) Renault New Talent Search 2013, for which they will have to conceptualise an eight-garment collection by September 20.

 The competition aims to identify South Africa's hottest design talent and also provide the winning designer with a springboard into SA's vibrant fashion arena.



Master's student owns online clothing business (published July 2013)


Fine Arts graduate, Emma Minkley, has grown her online business, "Thrifty Magpie" to 1000 followers after just a year in business. The store, which stocks second hand clothing sources its items from charity, second hand shops and even car boot sales. 


Minkley's clients include students from as far as Cape Town and Stellenbosch and trades her vintage wear at the Granary Market in Richmond Hill and Havelock Market in Central.

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