What a beautiful Autumn day it was in true TLM STYLE…
After the original date was postponed due to the rain, the 18th of May finally arrived for TLM Autumn edition and what a beautiful autumn day it was. With market goers streaming in throughout the day to enjoy the Joburg sunshine – it truly was a great family event.
At 9:00 all our amazing vendors were ready to trade, their stalls beautifully set up and their products of the highest quality, delighting as always.
Nariska was first up on stage – her soothing voice paving the way for the energetic Steve Umculo. Old Linden Market favorites, Georgetown then took the stage and ended the day of with a blast.
In-between our incredible talent on stage, we had salsa interludes, presented by more talented people of a different kind… Estilo Cubano taught us some salsa moves and even the little ones joined (so cute, our hearts melted).
Benji + Moon’s Date-a-dog was a hit with so many puppies giving joy to marketgoers and 7 pups finding new homes. Thanks again to Pedigree who sponsored a month’s worth of dog food to CLAW, a charity organization who gives shelter to homeless dogs, and is also involved with so many other good initiatives. We would also like to take the time to thank our TLM-goers who raised R4714 for this organisation.
We had a biiiig (or shall we rather say tall) surprise for the Linden market kids. Our stilt man was a hit as he entertained and gave out balloon animals to the amazed kids. He will definitely be back and bring some of his tall friends along next time.
We also had face painting, tie-dye and ceramic painting to keep the kids occupied, while the moms and dads could relax with a glass of delicious Simonsig Bubbly or a cold Beerbike draft.
With shopping bags in hand, tastebuds satisfied, feet tired from all the dancing, everyone was reluctant to leave when Georgetown played their final chords. Not to worry Jozi, if you have missed out on this one, our next one is around the corner.
Make sure you don’t miss The Linden Market Winter Edition on Saturday 13 July at the home of TLM, The Botanical Gardens Emmarentia, 45 Thomas Bowler street. Gates open 9:00 – 16:00. General Tickets cost R30, pensioners pay R15, Kids under 12 (and your puppies) enter free. To avoid the queues get your tickets here. Please don’t park your car along the street. Remember that we provide SAFE parking at Roosevelt High across the road for R20. Proceeds go to the school. Keep an eye on our blog for all the plans we have for TLM Winter Edition. See you there!
The Linden Market Spring edition took place on Saturday the 29th of September in the beautiful Botanical Gardens of Emmarentia. With rain forecasted for the day, we held our breaths and were very lucky to get best of both with rain on Friday night and a beautiful sunny day on market day! For those of you who missed it, here are some snapshots and a brief recap of the 2018 TLM Spring edition. A big shout out to Robyn Davie Photography for capturing our spring edition in such a beautiful way! Check out her website here Robyn Davie Photography.
As you entered the market, you were met with the most vibrant and colourful displays of flowers and plants. Walking along the entrance passage through the myriad of greenery, Simonsig Wines were waiting to serve visitors with a glass of delicious bubbly. This eased our shoppers into the rest of the market where they could indulge in the finest local shopping.
Photo Credit: Left: Finlays Shoes. Right: The Greyhorns Artistry.
We were joined by some of our reputable regulars, as well as a fine selection of newcomers in almost every vendor category The Linden Market has to offer. Ranging from food, beverages, décor & design, art, fashion, accessories and lifestyle products. New to the market, displayed under the old oak tree was Andre’s Vintage Bicycles & Finlays hand crafted shoes. Crowning Glory spoiled ladies with funky braids and a nail bar, whilst Kroon added a touch of spring with their beautiful flower crowns… This was a big hit!
Photo Credit: Left: Spring Blooms. Right: Roaming Road
Photo Credit: Left: Crowning Glory. Right: Kroon
We were so overwhelmed by the support we got from our visitors and local community at the CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) Adopt-A-Dog Initiative. Five out of the six doggies that were up for adoption at the market got forever homes. CLAW also received R5000 in cash donations and lots of sponsored collars for township dogs. We are beyond grateful and would like to thank each and everyone for the incredible support. A big thank you to CLAW for doing great work making such an impact in the community. We cannot wait to have you at the Christmas Edition market!
Photo Credit: Stohne Art
Don’t miss out on The Linden Market Christmas Edition taking place Saturday 1st of December and Sunday the 2nd of December for authentic Christmas gift shopping. Tickets cost R20 pp and kids under 12 enter for free. Please make use of the secure parking available at Roosevelt High School opposite the Botanical gardens Entrance in Thomas Bowler Street.
Only 18 days to go to the LINDEN MARKET spring edition 2018
Button up those spring shirts and dust of them dancing shoes, because we have just secured the music line-up for the Spring Edition. If you don’t want to miss out go on and get your tickets here!
Kate Rok will be opening The Linden Market Spring Edition Stage. This talented new comer brings Afrikana Flavour mixed with urban sounds to the local music scene. She writes and sings about nature, people, relationships, and day to day life, with a strong focus on her country, her culture and the people of Mzanzi! She has a dream for our country to unite, which manifests in powerful lyrical messaging. We cannot wait to hear her voice!
Follwing the urban Afrikana vibes we have Beukes and Delaney. This Johannesburg based duo performs an eclectic mix of original Folk/Irish/Rock. They refer to their unique style as “Irish-Boereblues! Afrikaans singer/songwriter, Christoff Beukes, plays acoustic Guitar, Harmonica and does the Lead Vocal duties in this exciting duo.David Delaney, an Irishman, that has been calling South Africa home for the last 2 years. He grew up learning his craft playing in the pubs of Waterford, where he was born. He plays the Fiddle; a traditional Irish flute called the Low Whistle, Mandolin and does Backing Vocals. Their debut album, “Good to be Alive”, is an amalgamation of their individual musical and cultural backgrounds.
This crew has been folking things up since 2013 with 4 members: Jerry, Jason, Kirstin and Geraint. They describe themselves as an indie-folk band with spice! Their upbeat music guarantees to make anyone dance, sing-along and feel good. Jerry’s appealing and husky vocals blend with the acoustic guitars and kick-drum pulse to lay the folk foundation for the band’s sound. The sounds of the brassy saxophone and harmonica sprinkle some musical spice on top of this while Geraint, aka G-Kitty, keeps the groove on the double bass.
The headline act of the day will be The Runaway Train Cult. A Brilliant end to a great days out in The Botanical gardens of Emmarentia. This band was formed formed out of a love of playing live acoustic music and an attitude that they are there for the audience – not the other way round. With instruments like violin, mandolin, auto-harp, cello, banjo, guitar, ukulele, upright bass and voice, almost any genre of music sounds fresh – though folk roots, country, bluegrass and hillbilly get special attention.
The band’s original influence stems from their interest in Gypsy jazz/Appalachian/Americana/New Orleans swing and the instruments associated to those genres: Violin, guitars, upright bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, accordion, brass and percussion. The various styles have become so integrated that it’s hard to hear where one genre starts and another stops. Recently Hip Hop and soul have got into the mix, so the journey continues.
We look forward to the eclectic mix of sounds and moreover seeing you guys at The Linden Market Spring Edition. Remember, gates open at 9am – 4pm on Saturday 29th of September at The Botanical Gardens, Emmarentia. Get your ticketshere.
PS: Secure parking available at Roosevelt High opposite the road at R20. Please make use of this as parking on the side of the road is not safe for your car. See you all soon. TLM Market Love xxx
The Linden Market Autumn Edition kicked off in 2018 with the biggest attendance yet. The market brought a lot of new and interesting ideas to the table. One of them definitely stood out from the crowd. In collaboration with Uber Flavour Craft Ice Tea and POP Paint we brought in six female artists to paint a live mural on an oil barrel in front of the market audience.
For the artists the day started off a little quieter and accompanied with great music, they could easily plan their piece for their individual barrels. As they dipped their brushes into the amazing POP colours, the hustle and bustle started and our talent were submerged by the laughter and joy of the audience surrounding them.
The six creative women where all given one specific theme, Infused with an African Soul, and they could apply it as they see fit. Specifically chosen, they all came from different areas within the art world, each with their own unique style. This was particularly interesting when they got into full swing of things. The live mural painting became a performance where the audience had the freedom to interact with the artists, their work, Uber Flavour, and Pop Paint.
Here are some of the artists’ thoughts.
Octavia Roodt on her design and the theme:
Without trying to get too political, the theme inspired me to try and fight through the swamp of potential political angst to that quiet and peaceful plateau, that bubble where we do not agonise over the past or present. Essentially that space where we can and should drink tea, as it is, rightfully, the most meditative of beverages. What local symbols then, can create such an atmosphere?
What I decided on was the San, specifically placed in the flat, empty Karoo. Regarding infusion, this is where the fun could start. By blending the virtual age with the primordial, the barren with the heavy cloud of flavour and the wrinkled sage with the young child, I intended to “infuse” a few contrasting yet closely related ideas together. That, and the more of that gorgeous pink, the better.
Ilze ‘Issa’ Mari Wessels on painting in front of people for the first time and POP Paint:
It was amazing. It was the first time I’ve experienced something like this, especially painting in front of strangers. The social interactions were really interesting, people from different ages came to inspect what we were doing and they asked plenty of questions. It was great to speak to the audience on why we do what we do as artists.
The platform allowed for these interactions to happen, which was what really stood out for me. You rarely get the opportunity as an artist to work on a level where you are confronted with so many minds and opinions at once.
I wish I could take all the paint home. POP Paint was great fun to work with, the experience was all-round fantastic.
Bianca Buisman on the energy, artists and atmosphere of the day:
I haven’t ever painted in front of so many people – so this already brought a lot of energy to my heart. The other phenomenal feeling was sitting alongside a few other artists, all from different backgrounds, all from different styles, creating something together. Synchronised in a way, made it feel beautifully revolutionary and brought it to life. It created unity in building something really beautiful.
All-in-all, it was a tough day to get that much paint onto the barrel with all the ideas you have, but at the end of it, it felt empowering.
For a market to bring young artists into the public and a new space is incredible. Yes, you know, every market can bring local brands to the forefront, but you don’t often find that they bring young contemporary artists who really want to make something for themselves. It brought a whole other energy and culture to the market, it brought it to life. I have never seen it anywhere else and I think in itself it is something really interesting. When you bring interesting cultural things to an area, it starts taking a different shape. It inspired me to do more things live. The energy definitely influences the results.
The art activation inspired many market goers on the day and the feedback was exceptional. The Winter Edition will fill out the Emmarentia Botanical Gardens on the 30th of June and you can expect more interesting projects like this one.
We might have outgrown their laps but we will never outgrow their hearts. Come and celebrate your mom with a creative day of bonding, silkscreen printing and a bubbly brunch.
The Linden Market is ecstatic to present you with our first ever workshop – a silkscreen printing day for you and your mom. The day is especially designed for the two of you to gain another skill while you enjoy brunch and sip on a glass of bubbly served by the famous Linden Market Bubbly Beetle. With our busy schedules nowadays, this is the perfect way to spend a little quality time together. In collaboration with Nostalgie Textiles, the workshop will give both you and your mom the opportunity to learn more about the techniques of silkscreen printing. Letitia du Tiot, the talented woman behind Nostalgie Textiles, will be your mentor for the day introducing you to the art and guiding you in your own creative process. Each group will have the chance to choose between 3 different screen designs that they will then use on the provided material. Each guest can choose from a wide variety of colours to personalise their design while the other guests get a crafty introduction to POP Paint to add a pop of brilliance to almost any surface or piece of furniture.
We have decided to host the workshop over two days, giving you a choice between gifting your mother on the Saturday or Sunday. There is only space for 40 guests per day, so if you want to join in on this creative experience, book your tickets now.
Ps. No prior experience needed, you can just bring your mother.
As you know, The Linden Market lives to celebrate and support the local craftsmen and creatives of South Africa, especially those from our vibrant city, Johannesburg. For our Autumn edition taking place on Saturday 7 April at The Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia, we thought it best to have our creators collaborate with 2 very exciting local brands POP Paints and Über Flavour Craft Ice Tea. So, we are adding a little flavour to our market with a pop of colour with 6 creative women who will be painting a live mural on an unexpected canvas.
After enjoying an energising morning yoga session, grab a refreshing Über Flavour Craft Ice Tea or a glass of bubbly, which ever you please, and relax under the trees while watching our artists in action. We are very excited to have Ilze Mari Wessels, Celeste Theron, Octavia Roodt, Melissa Fontini, Lezanne Viviers and Bianca Buisman at the Market giving us a little insight into their creative minds and processes.
Let us introduce you to them:
Ilze Mari Wessels is an architect by practice and self-taught artist who chooses to spend her time working with all mediums, ranging from paint, photographs to polylines, configuring them as tools for the communication of place, space, form, waste and utopia. Her work deals with methods of mapping that navigate not only physical places and their narrative, but also more heterotopic places such as dialogue.
Celeste Theron’s body of work ranges from traditional drawing and sculpture to process-orientated (time-based) action art – the performance of which suggested how art may exercise a healing effect on both the artist and the audience when it takes up psychological, social, and political subjects. In 2015 she was selected as an Emerging Creative at Design Indaba and co-founded the design collective She. She has been working as an artist and graphic designer ever since.
After finishing a B.A. in Information Design at the University of Pretoria, Octavia Roodt returns to Johannesburg to grapple with Afrikaner identity, gender and postmodernism in illustrative artworks that take visual inspiration from Belgian comics whilst trying to tap into South African youth.
Melissa Fontini graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Studies and a post-graduate Diploma from AAA School of Advertising. She went from the creative thinkers in adland to the wild life on the road. In November 2015 Melissa quit her job and travelled and lived all over South Africa and beyond – managing an accomplished artist, writing and illustrating. Her style is raw and playful with a focus on femininity. Her work focusses on her personal journey as a woman, telling the stories of her heart and mind. Melissa is now based in Johannesburg where she is the founder and director of a music industry initiative, Bandustry.
Lezanne Viviers, the Creative Director of Marianne Fassler, does not only dabble in the world of fashion. Her playful and quirky nature carries through all aspects of her life and into her art and ceramics. She has an eye for the unusual and she believes by experiencing both beauty and intense emotions through exquisitely applied human skills and craft techniques, you experience art.
And last, but not least. Bianca Buisman is an Art Director by trade who explores, conjures and develops ideas for select companies and her own personal body of work. She loves building on strategy, design, illustration, video editing, photography and handmade growing projects fortifying herself into more of a maker.
These artists will pick up their paintbrushes at the Linden Market on the morning of the 7th of April and tell their stories visually – adding to the mood, supporting our mantra and celebrating women in the industry. This is something we are looking forward to.
Get your tickets to The Linden Market Autumn Edition here: GET TICKETS