Healing Creativity in support of The Cancer Association of South Africa

Thank You for Visiting…


A unique art exhibition of exquisitely decorated paper-mâché bodices will be held at the Sherwood Gardens Centre in Walker Drive, Port Elizabeth from Friday 27 November until Sunday 29 November in aid of CANSA.


All of the bodices on display at the exhibit are available to view and bid for on this website. A special word of thanks to Louis and Marinthia Thiel (two of our artists) for the design and meticulous crafting of the paper mâché bodices. Another big thank you, to Paul and Judith Reed of AW Events, for assistance in setting up the venue so beautifully.


This is the 3rd year that this exhibition is taking place. Previously it was just artwork on canvas being exhibited and this year it has been extended to include the bodices. A total of 36 bodices, which are 45cm high, where given to well-known and young and up-and-coming local artists and designers to turn into works of art. Various art forms, such as mosaic and stained glass was used in the decoration of these artworks and most of the bodices has a beautiful story behind their decoration.


Creating works of art from bodices was originally an initiative started by the late Natania Schmidt and CWAA Acqua branch in aid of CANSA.


The exhibition will run daily from 9am to 5pm. The artworks will also be exhibited on www.hearts4art.co.za for a month where bidders can take part in a silent auction. The CWAA Midland Circle (click here for more information) is sponsoring the webpage developed by Bradley Millar of futureTECH.


All of the beautiful bodice photography featured on this website was provided by Maryke Low Photography (+27 71 605 5607 | marykelow@hotmail.com | MLowPhotography on Facebook).


The opening of the art exhibition will take place at 18:00 on Friday, November 27.


Tickets for the opening costs R80 and includes a welcome drink, snacks and a voucher of R35 from Sherwood Gardens which can be redeemed at a later stage in their coffee shop. Covid 19 protocols will be followed.


For tickets to the opening, contact Marius de Vries of CANSA at 083 481 7404.


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