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BUZZART SHINING STARS (article first published : 2004-11-30)

Running at the NSA Gallery into early January is the NSA Gallery’s innovative Buzzart Shining Stars exhibition which offers an innovative, original, quirky, affordable selection of stunning festive season gifts, all available under one roof.

“Over the past couple of years the NSA Gallery has expanded and grown the annual ‘Christmas Exhibition’ into a lively and active centre during the festive season. Known as the place for festive season shopping that has ‘something for everyone’, we also realize that we face stronger competition from large retailers than ever before,” says NSA Curator, Storm van Rensburg.

Taking up the challenge they have decided to offer something quite different from other retailers - the NSA has taken the idea of Christmas shopping and placed it into an art gallery context. The NSA has identified a dozen outstanding artists and crafters who have been ‘commissioned’ to produce a range of goods for the exhibition. They have targeted ceramicists, jewellers, woodworkers, wireworker, potters, mosaic-artists, bead workers and crafters.

“Our selection is based on the extraordinary and exceptional,” says Storm.

The exhibition will consist of two sections – the Main Gallery will house the usual large and diverse mix of festive season wares, whilst the upstairs section (Mezzanine and Park Gallery) will house the Shining Stars exhibition.

The Main Gallery literally caters for every taste, need or pocket – from tree decorations, handbags, candlesticks and sandal to jewellery, clocks, picture frames and keyrings. This is complimented by the Shining Stars exhibition of artworks and collectables – all carefully commissioned to become this season’s most coveted gifts curated as a mini-exhibition with extra attention given to the display of goods, to benefit the integrity of the product.

Message from the NSA Gallery – it’s time Santa had a holiday!: BUZZART runs at the NSA in Bulwer Road, Glenwood until January 10 January.




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