Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd, an integrated communications company, proudly announces its partnership with ceramicist Martine Jackson and fine artist Galia Gluckman. Jackson, who graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in 2000, continues the creative lineage that dates back to her late grandfather, Morris Adler, a sculptor. She currently works in a ceramic studio established in 1978 by her late mother, Barbara Jackson, a well-established ceramicist who first introduced Martine to clay at the young age of five.
Gluckman on the other hand, produces large-scale, multi-faceted artworks in her medium of choice: pigment ink on cotton paper and collage. She has exhibited across the globe and her work is represented in many private and corporate collections in Australia, Dubai, Israel, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom and USA.
In their collaboration, both artists are evaluating equilibrium versus imbalance in modern-day life and culture. Martine demonstrates her dynamic ability to balance the tension between the structure and forms inspired by nature. Galia juxtaposes precisely ordered lines with frenetic and randomly intersecting lines in an attempt to understand the transition from order to disorder and how life is either in balance or in tension.
The collaboration includes a limited edition range of six elegant ceramic pieces distinguished by striking organic shapes and intricately detailed transfer artwork, by “Martine and Galia Collaborate”. This collaboration is a perfect fit with Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd’s existing list of décor, design and lifestyle clientele.
Galia Gluckman has appointed Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd for public relations and publicity management. Gluckman is an award-winning artist who produces large-scale, multi-faceted artworks in her medium of choice: pigment ink on cotton paper and collage. Her work reflects varied contemporary interests, highlighting ongoing creative and social conversations through her exploration of atmospheric and emotive themes.
Born in 1973, Gluckman first qualified as a fashion designer, operating in London and New York before returning to Fine Art. Having relocated to Cape Town in 2010, she has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions both locally and internationally. Her most recent solo exhibition was at the Jewish Museum in Cape Town in 2013. She also took part in“Epidermis” at Florentin 45 Gallery, and “Pixels” at the Artist House, both in Tel Aviv. She also presented at the Cape Town Art Fair in 2013 and 2014. Her artwork is represented in many private and corporate collections in Australia, Dubai, Israel, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom and USA.
Gluckman’s use of recycled material and paper cut-outs to create beautiful and eco-friendly artworks is what makes her work an excellent fit for Lauren Shantall’s existing list of green, design, décor and lifestyle clientele.
The Better Living Challenge is a design competition showcasing green and affordable solutions to improve the homes of people living in low-income communities. Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd was appointed to manage Better Living Challenge’s communications, publicity and public relations, and has done so since early in 2014.
The Better Living Challenge is project-managed by the Cape Craft + Design Institute (CCDI), on behalf of 110% Green. The Better Living Challenge is a collaborative project between the public and private sector as well as civil society, demonstrating that these partnerships work well to promote economic development.
Better Living Challenge’s design aspect together with its environmentally and socially conscious approach fits perfectly with Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd’s décor, design and eco-friendly clientele.