– Hosted at Friends of Design - Academy of Digital Arts
part of a series on Collaborate
About the speaker
For over a decade, Trevyn McGowan has had a dedicated mission to take Southern African design to the world. Her efforts to raise the global profile of Africa’s burgeoning design scene recently earned her a place on Art + Auction magazine’s ‘POWER 100’ list of the most influential players in the art world for 2013.
Trevyn is also orchestrator of DESIGN NETWORK AFRICA (DNA), a Danish funded program that links top designers from 12 countries throughout Africa, assisting to transform their businesses and to build a new global understanding and appreciation of African design. Curated by Trevyn, DNA’s first international exhibition, ‘Graphic Africa’, showcased furniture, textiles, object and lighting by 16 African designers to great acclaim at Habitat’s Platform Gallery during the 2013 London Design Festival.
Cape Town’s World Design Capital 2014 designation presented a unique opportunity for the McGowans to ‘bring the world to Cape Town’. The launch of GUILD, Africa’s first international design fair, is a continuation of their work to date, exploring the theme of ‘making’ at a very elevated, collectible level.
Friends of Design is the leading Digital Design School in Cape Town, delivering top class training to Full Time, Part Time and Corporate groups in the fields of Print, Web, Video, Motion Graphics and Game design.
Visual Impact prides itself on being the authority in both digital and high definition broadcast solutions in South Africa. Visual Impact offers an comprehensive rental service for all of their clients needs, complimented by an unmatchable sales department offering a wide variety of products for sale.
Meet and greet upstairs at the Friends of Design Academy for a complimentary coffee and breakfast followed by a 20 min talk.
Friends of Design - Academy of Digital Arts
186 Bree Street
Cape Town, South Africa 8000