‘’A real voyage of discovery consists not only in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes’’ – Marcel Proust
In December 2019 we travelled with Marion Ellis of Cape Insights to introduce her in our network of artists and art in Johannesburg and Limpopo. In view of organising a tour together, ‘Meet the Makers’. This tour would take part in September 2020, attached to the art fairs in Johannesburg, Corona has thrown a spanner in the works, the tour is postponed to September 2021.
Marion decided to organise a series of 7 conversations of one hour on Zoom (webinars) from September to December 2020: Seek with new Eyes. As Marion tells ‘We’ll show you the country’s captivating beauty, vibrant arts & culture, historical complexity, culinary creativity, distinctive archeology. Through a series of seven conversations, you’ll meet crackerjack personalities, and get to engage with thought leaders, taste-makers and dream weavers.’ As far as we are concerned: highly recommended!
The first one – Wednesday 23 September: ‘The Big Picture’ – see for yourself why South Africa is captivating as a travel destination.’ The crackerjack speakers: Trevor McGowan, Thebe Ikalafeng en Alistair Daynes. In the fifth one – Thursday 19 November, Meet the Makers, Gert and me will have a (modest) contribution. More about that later.
For more information: Cape Insights.