Fundraiser for memorial benches.

Posted on November 13, 2020 · Posted in Uncategorized
Mosaic for Bench for Kommetjie and Witsands families.

We are raising funds for two mosaic benches to mark the forced removal of three families from Kommetjie during the apartheid forced removals. The benches will be covered with the beautiful mosaics made by Reagan Rubain of Ocean View (see above). 

Kommetjie artists Beth Lowe and Chip Snaddon have generously donated 3 of their artworks (above) too raffle. A ticket costs R100. We are limiting the number of tickets to 110, so a ticket gives you a 3 in 110 chance of winning one of these wonderful artworks!

To enter simply contact Mary-Anne Potts via phone or email to buy tickets. Her contact details are Tel: 021 7830616 or Cell: 0767840648 or Email: mapotts@telkomsa.net

Payment can be cash to Mary-Anne or EFT to the KRRA account with Reference  Raffle + Your name. Please send Mary-Anne proof of payment and she’ll confirm your ticket number. Thank you!

Donations are also welcome.

Account: KRRA
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Fish Hoek
Branch Code: 036009
Account Number: 374221065

A little about the artists, Beth Lowe and Chip Snaddon


“My painting is a journey and a journal of my life. As a young farm girl I recall being as enraptured by clouds and landscapes as I am today. It was always a childhood dream to live near the sea and I have been blessed to have spent half my life enjoying this dream. I strive to capture moments of light or events (simple or historic) and hope to convey the essence of the power and joy I feel being part of nature. I am constantly striving to say what I see in as few brushstrokes as possible. Most of my work is alla-prima and en plein air or from my own sketches drawn from life.” 

Beth Lowe grew up on a farm near the small town of Douglas in the Northern Cape, South Africa. After completing a BA Fine Arts (HED) at Stellenbosch University, she taught art at both Primary and High School levels, and ran private art classes from home while her three children were growing up.

From farm life to living in the coastal town of Kommetjie, Cape Town, Beth has always loved to paint the beautiful outdoor scenes that surround her.
Throughout the changing seasons, and various weather conditions, Beth captures these moments in true plein air style.

Beth and her family enjoy holidays at the seaside village of Still Bay, on the Cape South coast. She loves to paint outdoor scenes from this joyful and popular holiday town. Beth has work in galleries on the peninsula and holds exhibitions regularly in Kommetjie. Beth happily endures harsh weather conditions to capture the unexpected beautiful fleeting moments and she is happy to ship her work out to the world.

To see more of Beth’s work. Website: http://www.bethlowe.co.za/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bethlowepleinair/  

Artwork by Chip Snaddon

Chip Snaddon is a cartoonist, illustrator, painter, sculptor and has been living in Kommetjie since 2006. He’s a surfer, a Kommetjie local and a Sea Rescue volunteer. He is greatly inspired by the coastal environment and he considers himself extremely lucky to live in the area which is why he seeks to protect it and help foster an appreciation for it within the community.

Chip recognises the awful legacy of past injustices perpetrated in the name of ideology in our city and Republic and hopes that the Bench Project can contribute in a small way to bridge-building amongst all of us who love this place.

To see more of Chips work see. Website: chipsnaddon.portfoliibix.net Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chipsnad/

Read more about the Forced Removals here: https://www.kommetjie.org/2020/11/forced-removals-from-kommetjie/

Links to the family stories below:

Mosaic for Bench for Kommetjie families.