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Robin Opperman
Works at Umcebo Design
Attended Amanzimtoti High
Lives in Durban (South Africa)
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The Daily Sun and their headlines :) Thanks Peter, for sending me this one.
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The Daily Sun, always a dilemma- apparently this is about a real attack on someones vagina. You never know what is said in jest or not?
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Intellectual Property 2015 Photo Shoot. Thanks to Mike McFadyean for photographing the work at Intellectual Property 2015. The show runs for another three weeks in the Park Gallery at KZNSA Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban, South Africa. Please check it out.
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Farewell for Hester Joseph :) Today Ujala and I attended the farewell function for a good friend and supporter, Hester Joseph (the Centre Manager- Diakonia Centre). Shared some time together, looking back on a lifetime of commitment and hard work. Looking forward to Hester visiting us more at The Studio, during her retirement. It will be a lot of fun and we look forward to it.
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Sunset in Durban :)
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Fergie Spends Saturday Chilling :)
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These clouds are saying- get out your bed socks !!
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Madumbies for breakfast and chandeliers for Sontuli :) Ujala bought amazing madumbies from Food Lovers. Had them for breakfast and then moved on to making chandeliers for Sontuli Art. Thanks to Mary for coming to help us out with the order. Life is very tastey, full of friends and very good :)
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Thanks to Stephanie Bam for modifying my dust coat, into a dustcoat meets seventies muumuu. I can keep my clothes clean, swank around and still fly our flag. Thanks Stephanie and also big thanks to Don Joseph for the printing.
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Intellectual Property Set Up. We spent 20.7.2015 and 21.7.2015 setting up at the KZNSA Park Gallery, for the Intellectual Property 2015 Exhibition. Huge thanks to Bren Brophy (for Curating), Sumayya Rawat and all the Artists who assisted us with the set up. Also big thanks to Johan Smit, the genius who can hang an exhibition and make it look like a million dollars. A big thanks as well to Richard Ellis and his ensemble for an amazing musical performance on the opening night. Never realised set up would be such a demanding thing, but with all hands on deck we got it done and dusted. Having a professional photoshoot done and will put up a collection of images from the exhibition. Huge thanks to everyone who attended the opening and who made it a very special event. The exhibition runs for four weeks, so please pop in and see it when you get a chance.
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Intellectual Property Opening 5.00 for 5.30- 21 July 2015.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
KZNSA PARK GALLERY
TUESDAY 21 JULY, 5 FOR 5.30PM
Umcebo Design, in partnership with Woza Moya & Friends are proud to announce the Intellectual Property 2015 exhibition, which is the second in the Intellectual Property series of events. The exhibition brings together some of the brightest and most creative people and projects in Kwa-Zulu Natal in a display of up-cycled, re-cycled and re-worked design.
 
Participating artists include:

STONEART | SOCACT Team - University of Indiana (South Bend) | Crushed Lemon | Marian Immerman | Mike McFadyean | Umcebo Design | Freshlyfound | Guru Girl | Mandy Brockbank | Woza Moya Crafters | Fancy Stitch
 
The exhibition will be opened by Independent Arts and Culture Activator Bren Brophy, and will include a musical presentation by Richard Ellis (Elliment6) as well as the Bulwer Park Community Public Sculpture Project feature. The exhibition opens at 5.30pm before the first screening of the Durban International Film Festival 2015 - Short Films in the Main Gallery at 6.30pm, and complimentary wine and biryani will be served. See you there!
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Bulwer Park Community Public Sculpture. This week we worked with Samuel, fine tuning the bird sculpture miniature, so it can be part of the project launch at the Intellectual Property Exhibition, opening at KZNSA Gallery on 21 July 2015 at 5.00 for 5.30 p.m. Hope to see you all there? :)
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Friends of the Durban Art Gallery Facebook Page. Thanks to Fortune Bengu for setting up the new Friends Page. We are busy reactivating the Friends and part of this is to create a social media presence for it. The page is a good point of departure and we will be adding content and friends. Please recommend it to your networks. It can be found at  www.facebook.com/friendsofdag
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Education
  • Amanzimtoti High
    Matric, 1975 - 1980
  • UKZN
    B Soc Sci, 1981 - 1983
  • UKZN
    Postgrad Dip ASS, 1984 - 1985
  • IPMZ
    Diploma in HR Management, 1986 - 1987
  • IPMZ
    Diploma in Training, 1988 - 1989
  • IPMZ
    Advanced Manpower Development, 1990 - 1991
  • UNISA
    English, 1995 - 1996
  • UPE
    HDE, 1997 - 1998
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Umcebo Design is firmly focused on being a trend setter and market leader in the fields of South African art, craft and design. We use creativity as a commercially viable means of empowering marginalised community members. In this way we create opportunities, overcome barriers and generate sustainable income for crafters and their families.
Introduction
Umcebo Design is firmly focused on being a trend setter and market leader in the fields of South African art, craft and design. We use creativity as a commercially viable means of empowering marginalised community members. In this way we create opportunities, overcome barriers and generate sustainable income for crafters and their families.
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Making work, loving life and being creative :)
Work
Occupation
Creative Director- Umcebo Design.
Employment
  • Umcebo Design
    Creative Director, 2011 - present
  • Ningizimu School
    HOD- Art and Technology, 1993 - 2005
  • Umcebo Trust
    Director, 2005 - 2011
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Durban (South Africa)
Previously
Harare - Durban - Amanzimtoti
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