.... described as a " socially conscious art collective” (Elle blog 2008)
Magpie was established as a Studio in 1998 by Cape Craft Icon Scott B. Hart and Social Entrepreneur Shane A. Petzer (Ashoka Fellow). In 2003 Magpie relocated from Cape Town to Barrydale. In 2006 Fine Artist Sean Daniel and Administrator Richard Panaino joined to expand the Studio into the MagpieArtCollective.
We believe the work we do links art, design and craft with meaningful commercial and social entrepreneurism, integrated with environmental concern. Our whimsical, charming and bespoke creations are produced from a broad range of medium and often incorporate repurposed, found, memorable or recycled elements.
We undertake commissions and participate in a variety of exhibitions and events.
The MagpieArtCollective is based in Barrydale, South Africa
1998 - Established - Observatory, Cape Town
2003 - Say WOW! to SA Design Award.
Elle Decor Magazine
2004 - Cape Craft Icon Status
Awarded to Scott Hart
(Cape Craft Design Institute)
2005 - Magpie Gallery Opens In Barrydale
2006 - Magpie begins posting content online
2007 - Best Individual Stand Award Decorex Jhb
2008 - Swellendam Mayoral Achievement Award
2009 - Design Excellence Award.
Arts & Culture Trust of South Africa
2009 - Two Magpie Regency Chandeliers
The White House, Washington, USA
2012 - Naughton Gallery Exhibition 19 Oct - 11 Nov Queens University Belfast 50th Arts Festival, Northern Ireland
2012 - Swellendam Champion Awarded to Shane Petzer by Western Cape Government/Community Action Partnership
2016 - Launched #MagpiePeaceDove Campaign
Awards and Milestones ...