The Aesthete Experience
Running from November 8-10 at The Knoll Historic Guest Lodge, Hilton, The Aesthete Experience will offer a wide variety of art and culture in a picturesque setting. From local artists, to authors, thespians, flow performance art, to a comedy Supper Theatre, as well as kids’ entertainment, it will be an experience any aesthete would not want to miss out on.
Talented exhibiting national and local artists such as Luke and Seth Falconer, Ocky Kruger, Ker Stanley, Moray Comrie, Jennifer Milborrow and many more will have their work on display. Visitors can expect bronzes, fine art, conceptual photography, paintings and sketches.
Enjoy an eventful evening with sherry and snacks on the opening night on Friday, starting at 6pm, where author Di Smith and artist Ker Stanley are launching their book A Lighter Way of Being at 6.30pm.
But this is not just a static art event, visitors are invited to engage with the intimate processes of an artist, with live graffiti art and a “Creation Station”. Local artist Jono Hornby, who has been transforming the streets and walls of Pietermaritzburg, will be creating a work of art at the event, with the opportunity for guests to win the artwork in a raffle.
On Saturday, visitors are invited to unleash their inner child at the Creation Station, with a range of guided artworks by Kita Skye – all materials supplied. Bring a picnic basket and the kids on Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday, from 10am-2pm.
In the Just Theatre supper theatre on Saturday night, titled Rowan Skits, Paul Spence celebrates the comic genius of the Oxford man with the mobile face by showcasing Rowan Atkinsons’ unique brand of verbal sketches on a wide range of risque subjects.
The Aesthete is run by Johannesburg artist Megan Moore and Midlands artist Jes Bedingfield. Keep an eye on The Aesthete’s facebook page and event The Aesthete Experience to stay up-to-date.
Where: The Knoll Historic Guest Lodge, Hilton
When: November 8-10 (first event, Friday at 6pm)
Contact: For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Main picture, top: A spray-painted mural by Jono Hornby.