ardmore and Charles greig present Safari
The new Charles Greig exhibition is inspired by an epic adventure through Africa
Inspired by a mutual love of their childhood storybooks and the golden era of film, Christopher greig and ardmore founder Fée halsted reimagine an epic adventure through africa with Safari, the new exhibition presented by Charles greig. nostalgic and playful, the exhibition romances the idea of travelling across africa and discovering the beauty of its bushveld. Christopher, Fée and her team of ceramic artists and painters have created mysterious and majestic characters that come alive with colour and movement. The collection includes teapots, sculptures, bowls and candleholders; each character adorned in hats, binoculars, trunks and suitcases, they embark on a trek across the continent.
ardmore was founded in the breathtaking foothills of the drakensberg mountains by Fée in 1985. Together with the late, celebrated ceramic artist Bonakele ntshalintshali, the ardmore name became synonymous with fine art and storytelling. It wasn’t long after founding ardmore that Fée met Christopher, and it was the start of a long friendship that have seen the two collaborate on many creative projects, such as previous ardmore exhibitions by Charles greig, themed Great Cats of the World, Travellers of Africa, and Crocodiles and Other
Curiosities. The Safari exhibition is born from Christopher and Fée’s deep and enduring love of africa and celebrates the way the continent awakens the imagination. The exhibition runs until 9 September at Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg. charlesgreig.co.za ardmore.co.za
OPPOSITE PAGE AN ARDMORE ARTIST ADMIRES THE FINISHED PRODUCT CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT SKETCHES OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS THAT WILL BECOME ARDMORE PRODUCTS; LEOPARD AND MONKEY SCULPTURE; MONKEY AND HORNBILL TEAPOT; SKETCHES AND NOTES FROM ARDMORE’S STUDIO