Hilton Arts Festival Pay Tribute To Arbour Week

Hilton Arts Festival
Hilton College: 14 – 16 September
Deeply rooted in Heritage month, a number of artists at the Hilton Arts Festival pay tribute to Arbour Week that ends on Friday 7 September.
With the number of artists growing annually, rivalling any of the major outdoor art exhibitions, the festival hosts 100 artists brightening up the campus.
Submerged in the activities is the retrospective exhibition of Errol Boyley’s career in recognition of his centenary. Simply called Boyley’s World, the exhibition recognises the year that he was born, 1918 – a century ago. Boyley was a painter of landscapes, seascapes, figures, wildlife and still life, working passionately with oil.
Artist, Vince Reid grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe, and spent every bit of his spare time exploring and absorbing the outdoors of the family farm, the hills or along the rivers. Using only pencil, his aim is to capture those moments which represent the essence of the African outdoor experience. He believes he is able to express the deep contrasts and textures of his subjects.
The self-taught artist, David Johnson prefers to work in oils or soft pastels. His tag line claims, Artist of Africa. Growing up in Durban, he has a particular love for the bushveld, wildlife and cattle and now considers these three his speciality. Now based in Kempton Park, he travels far and wide to capture desert landscapes and bushveld scenes.
A festival regular, Pippa Birkett loves to paint landscapes of the Transkei, tropical Mozambique and farms in the Midlands. Being married to a fisherman, she is constantly on wonderful adventures that includes beautiful scenery. She works in oil paints with multiple layers of colours and says that flowers will always feature in her work as she feels it creates happiness.
Other artists whose work brushes on landscapes and trees are Valerie Jackson, Kate Miller, Lorna Panzenbock, Maren Scharein, Simon Addy and Lyn Hoyle, Chris Watchman, Gareth Earl Roberts and Amanda Leggat.
Catch them exhibiting at the Festival, which will take place in the inspiring setting of Hilton College from Hilton College: 14 – 16 September 2018.
The festival would not be possible without the generous support of Hilton College, Grindrod Bank, Black Coffee Design, DWR Distribution, Extreme Events, Bidvest Car Rental, KZN Dept of Arts & Culture, Redlands Hotel, Assitej South Africa, Loud Crowd, Sappi, BASA, RMB and Corona.
For more info visit http://www.hiltonfestival.co.za/ or like the Facebook page, Hilton Arts Festival. Follow us on Twitter @HiltonFest and Instagram. All enquiries on 033 383 0126 / 7 or tickets@hiltoncollege.com. The 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival will run from 14 to 16 September. The full programme is on www.hiltonfestival.co.za. Online bookings are open and programmes are available from various outlets in KZN. Refer to website for list of outlets.

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