Amy studied fine art and graphic design and has a BA in Humanities, having majored in Art History at Stellenbosch University.
Before becaming a cool addition to the South African art scene, Amy worked for the Chelsea Arts Club in London while learning how to design bags at Central St Martins.
Today, she curates the work of young and undiscovered artists . Since November 2010, Amy’s list of exhibitions has grown to include great young talent from Michaelis School and Stellenbosch University, along with Cape Town cult designer Michelle Son, Andrew Breitenberg and Paul Senyol. Currently Amy’s working the Name Your Hood project.
We’re super excited to welcome Amy as contributor to our blog and allow her to educate and inspire us all with what the world of art has to share. Log on every Tuesday for Amy’s news and views.
Having studied Textile Design in Kwa-Zulu Natal, with a focus on botanical art and fashion, Megan cut her teeth in an established design studio creating new prints for the local and international market.
After marrying and moving to Cape Town in 2000, she started a design and art based business, which involved freelance designing and importing handmade shoes from India, a country to which she would one day love to travel. Today Megan has 2 children, works as a personal stylist, designer and style blogger (Dressed By Style) and nurtures a passion for all things inspiring and creative.
After all, life is in the details. Here more about that detail every Wednesday.
Wordsmith extraordinaire with a passion for design, interiors and colour trends, Mandy Allen is a Cape Town-based freelance writer and editor. Having started her career in glossy magazines – like House and Leisure as deputy editor, deputy editor on VISI and an editor of the Plascon Spaces (previously Plascon Colour) before sinking her teeth into books like The New Safari: Design, Décor, Detail and most recently Hot Afro with Quivertree Publications as well as contributing to international décor magazines and websites – Mandy is an excellent catch and voice as our weekly guest blogger.
With a ‘love for homes that represent the heart and souls of the people who live in them’, Mandy’s own home life is one shared with her husband, two adorable toddlers, and a range of animals all living comfortably together. Her home is ‘colourful, often messy and totally undecorated, but it’s home and I love it’.
And we love Mandy for agreeing to be part of the Freeworld Design Centre family. Be sure to catch her blog every Thursday!