I say that a lot. But I mean it! With just over a year working at CN&CO I have learnt a bucketload of new things as well as refining a few things I already knew.

One of these is the appreciation of art. CN&CO has a rich interest in the arts, be it music, performance or the visual arts, and I have been exposed to art in all its form more in the past year than ever before.

Fulcrum Group, a partner of CN&CO, sponsors the annual Suzanne Shaw Creative Awards. This year’s winner, Dineke van der Walt is hard at work, selecting which artists will be showcasing at her exhibition.

I was fortunate enough to head over to the Bag Factory for a meeting with Dineke, together with Clodagh and Liebie from Fulcrum and representatives from Bag Factory and BASA. It is a collaborative affair, with Bag Factory providing the mentor and work-space for Dineke to conceptualise her exhibition.

There are exciting things coming from Dineke. Keep your eye on the CN&CO blog and the Fulcrum website for more announcements. Also follow #SuShaw2018 on Twitter and Instagram.