The Creative Team

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The Goodwin Foundry founded, owned and closely managed by Kim Goodwin, artist and foundry man, has been operating since 1995 in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands of South Africa. The Goodwin Foundry works alongside the artist to ensure that originals are faithfully reproduced. Kim Goodwin studied at the Natal Technikon in the mid-eighties. As with many emerging artists his initial choice of subject matter was traditional. He started his career by looking at the human figure and aimed to produce representational work.
His interest then turned, very early on in his artistic career, towards representing architectural shapes and spaces in the form of sculpture. Even though owning and running The Goodwin Foundry has kept him away from doing much art, he has completed a respectable group of commissions, mostly for public consumption. These include a statue of a previous headmaster for the grounds of Weston Agricultural College, a bust situated at Comrades House in Pietermaritzburg, of the founding member of the Comrades Marathon and the original design. http://www.cpdart.co.za/the-foundry/

Peter-HallPeter Hall is a sculptor, who should be recognised for his nearly uncompromising adherence to the classical discipline of sculpture. Hall’s obeisance to the formal rules of rendering in three dimensions, and his enduring sensitivity to his subject matter, can only leave the art appreciator and investor filled with respect and intrigue. Peter Hall trained at the renowned sculpture department at the Durban University of Technology. He has fulfilled, too much acclaim, some of the most important commissions for recent public and private sculptures in KwaZulu-Natal, recently adding the Rhino seen at Nelson Mandela Square to his repertoire.

 

 

George-Halloway

George Halloway studied Fine Art, achieving a Diploma with Sculpture as a Major at Natal Technikon. After completing his studies in the early 1900’s, his personal art career only began when he showed two sculptures at a group show in August 2012. George is a sculptor in a classic-traditional genre. His current body of work consists primarily of interpretations of the male human form. This said, he does not utilize the traditional media of marble, bronze, wax or clay. Rather, while using contemporary materials and processes, he still focuses on one of the oldest traditional subjects, the naked Male Form.
Some possibilities have presented themselves for him to submit proposals for monumental public sculptures. He was also invited by a London-based gallery to submit work for the Singapore Art Fair that took place in November 2013. George is currently creating the miniature rhino sculptures that are featured on the Wildlands Donation Boxes and used as canvases for unique art works that are auctioned off at the Wildlands ‘Earth Night’ events.

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Dane Knudsen and Karla Nixon (Artistic Team) – Dane Knudsen is a Masters Student and part time drawing lecturer at Durban University of Technology. For his BTech he focused on creating custom lettering using his background as a graffiti artist as a process to discovering typographic forms. His masters’ study looks at representations of the nude with his practice focusing on figure drawing.

Karla Nixon has a degree in Fine Art from the Durban University of Technology. Paper is her primary medium, and with this everyday medium she hand-cuts intricate, fragile works of art. Her degree study looked at the spaces between nature, suburbia and modernity.

For more information on both of these artists and to view some of their work go to www.karlanixon.weebly.com and www.be.net/stopsdane

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DUT students – The Durban University of Technology (DUT) were more than willing to volunteer the talents of their 3rd year students for the Durban leg of the RHINO PARADE. The students got to meet and interact with some of the celebrities, and this formed part of the artistic process that ultimately inspired their designs, which the students also implemented. The design of a rhino was put into their syllabus and they each had to choose a celeb and design a rhino – the celeb decided on the final design that was chosen. The students and the lecturers at DUT have been fantastic throughout this process, we could not have asked for a better team to make the Durban Rhino Parade a reality! Thank you!
Ray Phiri and Chad Le Clos Rhino – Carla Ziady
Shaun Pollock Rhino – Vahenee Heeramun and Dean Irving
Pat Lambie Rhino – Bradley Bhramadu

Laure-Artist-and-RhinoLauren Schlachter is a Johannesburg based artist, responsible for the designs featured in the Johannesburg Rhino Parade, currently studying through Unisa. She went to the National School of the Arts and has been a practicing commercial artist since then. She does airbrushing and murals for clients such as Big Brother and MTV, as well as private, commissioned artwork for a broad spectrum of tastes. She is comfortable in all mediums, and gets a kick out of learning new things, which is why she’s currently spending most of her time apprenticing to be a tattoo artist.

 

 

 

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Russell High Students – The creation of Isibindi involved months of dedication by this passionate team of girls, all Russell High students – Nomfundo Mkhwanazi, Noxolo Mkahathini, Sanele Mbanjwa, Peaceful Khumalo, Yamkela Madibi, Nonjabulo Khumalo, Malwande Guliwe, Nonjabulo Shezi, Sphumelele Hadebe, Malwande Bhengu, Ashley Voges and Nonkululeko Khumalo.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth-Ann-Ross

Elizabeth-Ann Ross – Elizabeth-Ann Ross is a designer, film photographer and crafter. She studied at the Durban University of Technology and has been designing professionally since 2008. Her work career ranges from advertising; shoes and clothing; photography; project management and online game development. Elizabeth is the beautiful mind behind Sibusiso Vilane’s rhino design.