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Accidental Art | Liza Grobler on Kloof Street



Spier Architectural Arts | September 2014

Our second Accidental Art installation is a Half Square ceramic relief artwork by Liza Grobler, and marks the biggest Half Square piece to date.

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#Art #Trending on
Kloof Street



Spier Architectural Arts | August 2014

Accidental Art is literally trending on Kloof Street in Cape Town: Brightly coloured hashtags by Liza Grobler mark the start of our second intervention.

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Xolile Mtakatya's Accidental Artwork installed



Spier Architectural Arts | July 2014

Our first Accidental Art intervention on Long Street involved the talents of artist Xolile Mtakatya and hand paint specialists, Colossal Media.

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Announcing Accidental Art - WDC project #522



Spier Architectural Arts | July 2014

This week we launched Accidental Art, a public art project sponsored by Nando's, whose core concept is to "take art outside".

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Half Square Artist Profile: Laduma Ngxokolo



Spier Architectural Arts | June 2014

The Xhosa-inspired aesthetic of knitwear designer Laduma Ngxokolo, proved a perfect pattern and palette for a Half Square Artist Panel.

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Half Square Artist Profile: Swain Hoogervorst



Spier Architectural Arts | June 2014

Swain Hoogervorst's oil painting was translated directly to the Half Square format, presenting a unique challenge of design anaylsis for the ceramic studio.

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Half Square Artist Profile: Doreen Southwood



Spier Architectural Arts | May 2014

When designing a panel for Half Square, artist and fashion designer Doreen Southwood enjoyed the collaboration with a ceramic studio skilled in both concept and form.

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Half Square Artist Profile: Heather Moore



Spier Architectural Arts | May 2014

Illustrator and designer Heather Moore of Skinny laMinx created a design for Half Square that translated incredibly well into a ceramic tiled artwork.

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Introducing Half Square



Spier Architectural Arts | May 2014

The inaugural range of Half Square, an Official Project Of World Design Capital 2014, features ceramic Artist Panels designed by prominent local creatives.

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Brett Murray sculpture featured in House & Leisure



Spier Architectural Arts | April 2014

Brett Murray's public sculpture Citizen is featured in this month's House & Leisure Art Issue.

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Brett Murray's 'Citizen' installed at Telesure HQ



Spier Architectural Arts | April 2014

Brett Murray's new sculpture - all three tonnes of it - has been installed at Telesure's headquarters in Johannesburg as a site specific, public artwork.

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'Construction Workers' by Sam Nhlengethwa tours USA



Spier Architectural Arts | April 2014

Construction Workers, a collaborative ceramic artwork conceived by Sam Nhlengethwa, is currently touring the USA as part of Nhlengethwa's retrospective exhibition.

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Most Beautiful Object in South Africa

Infecting the City with a Pop-up Mosaic Studio



Spier Architectural Arts | March 2014

The Spier Arts Academy is taking its work outdoors this week - participating in the Infecting the City Public Arts Festival as a pop-up mosaic studio.

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Most Beautiful Object in South Africa

Most Beautiful Object
in South Africa



Spier Architectural Arts | February 2014

CONSTRUCT by Spier Architectural Arts has been nominated for 2014 Design Indaba's Most Beautiful Object in South Africa!

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World Design Capital 2014



Spier Architectural Arts | January 2014

Cape Town has started the new year on a high note, as the Mother City’s reign as World Design Capital for 2014 officially commenced on 1 January.

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Sightlines at the 2013 FNB Joburg Art Fair



Spier Architectural Arts | September 2013

Spier Architectural Arts is featured in the central atrium of this year's FNB Joburg Art Fair, 27 – 29 September 2013.

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London Calling



Spier Architectural Arts | September 2013

We’re off to London at the end of September to present at and attend the British Association of Modern Mosaic (BAMM)’s annual forum.

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Rosette



Spier Architectural Arts | August 2013

Spier Architectural Arts' dedicated micro-mosaic studio collaborated with Cape Town based artist Marlise Keith on her eight solo exhibition.

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Spier Architectural Arts at Joburg Art Fair 2013



Spier Architectural Arts | July 2013

Spier Architectural Arts will be centre-stage at this year’s FNB Joburg Art Fair, presenting large-scale artworks by Gerhard Marx and Sam Nhlengethwa.

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Walking on Words



Spier Architectural Arts | June 2013

Walking on Words, a site-specific ceramic paving intervention has successfully been installed at Spier.

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Art for Nando’s Woodbridge



Spier Architectural Arts | May 2013

The newly opened restaurant showcases a large-scale, site specific artwork by South African artist Kilmany-Jo Liversage.

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Poetry Pavers



Spier Architectural Arts | April 2013

The Architectural Ceramic Studio is currently busy with an exciting project as part of Dancing in Other Words, an international poetry festival.

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Architectural Ceramic Studio Opens



Spier Architectural Arts | April 2013

After almost 18 months in hibernation, the Spier Architectural Ceramic Studio has restarted the kilns and is back in business.

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Wearable art



Spier Architectural Arts | February 2013

We are pleased to announce that the first pieces of SAA’s micro mosaic jewellery have been included in the prestigious 2013 CCDI Handmade Collection.

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Coming to the City receives prestigious Mosaic Award



Spier Architectural Arts | November 2012

The winner of the ‘British Mosaic of the Year Award 2012’ was announced at the British Mosaic Forum at the V&A Museum in London.

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Installing The Wayfarer by Conrad Botes



Spier Architectural Arts | October 2012

The site-specific mosaic conceived by Conrad Botes, commissioned for the new Telesure Headquarters in Johannesburg has successfully been installed.

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Art on a Grand Scale



Spier Architectural Arts | September 2012

The unveiling The Dying Slave by Marco Cianfanelli marked the first outdoor, three-dimensional piece produced by the Spier Architectural Arts studio.

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Award winning
Coming to the City



Spier Architectural Arts | August 2012

Spier Architectural Arts in partnership with Nando’s wins the 'International Sponsorship' award for Coming to the City.

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Announcement


Spier Architectural Arts | July 2012

Large-scale artworks by Conrad Botes and Brett Murray commissioned for new Telesure Headquarters.

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RBDA Finalist


VISI | July 2012

Nando's Westfield, to which Spier Architectural Arts contributed three art installations, has been shortlisted for a RBDA award.

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Culture Club


House & Leisure | June 2012

As a home base for creative development, this heritage building demonstrates strength in union.

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The BASA Award Winners


The Star | August 2011

Fifteen innovative business and arts partnerships were honoured at the 14th annual Business Day BASA Awards held in Johannesburg on Monday night.

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A Meeting of Minds


House & Garden | August 2011

In a rare South African collaboration between art and business, Union House in Commercial Street, Cape Town, is a space that nurtures crafts and enterprise.

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Feasting on Art


Business Day International | August 2011

Adorning the walls of its UK restaurants, Nando's contemporary South African art collection entrances patrons while empowering emerging artists.

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