Category: East London

Making the connection with Riverside Reflections

Marlene in Gallery Riverside Reflections

A happy client and special lady Margie Dillin collects her treasured image, Riverside Reflections from Marlene’s Gallery. Margie says Riverside Reflections will hang in a very special place in her home.

Marlene’s photographs emanate a feeling of calmness and serenity. There is always one image that will resonates with someone.

For Margie that image is Riverside Reflections. As Margie mentioned to Marlene every time she looks at the image there is something new that she notices. The new element adds to her connection with Marlene’s Fine Art Photograph. To her story.

Marlene’s images are unique. With her “Neumann” technique Marlene creates a work of art that transforms any space.

If you are interested in purchasing any of Marlene’s images for your home or office space, please contact Marlene directly at neumann@worldonline.co.za

Marlene is available for consultations. Her diverse portfolio is online or can be viewed at her gallery in Vincent, East London.

Marlene inspires ladies out of their comfort zone

Marlene Neumann BKCOB talk

Fine Art Photographer and inspirational speaker Marlene Neumann shared her insight and unique ability to inspire at the BKCOB Secretaries Lunch https://bit.ly/2CgrqxY

A SHIFT HAPPENED when over 100 ladies took up the challenge to move out of their comfort zone. Marlene’s talk at the Osner hotel – OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE had ladies rocking back to themselves. A beautiful experience when we realise we are actually all a droplet from the same ocean… Marlene reminded everyone that their purpose in this life is to Grow!

Those at the lunch had no idea what to expect and they were not disappointed. Marlene guided them through her presentation and inspired moments with wisdom, grace and compassion. Her powerful talk targets the mind and soul.

Outside your comfort zone challenged all the ladies and left them with plenty to think about. Marlene will customise a talk according to your company’s needs.

To book Marlene for a function, a talk, or her Inspiring workshops email her on neumann@worldonline.co.za

Marlene is exhibiting at Vincent Park!

Marlene is exhibiting her photographs at Vincent Park Shopping Centre in East London this week. Times are from 8am to 5pm until the 21st of December. The exhibition features work from Marlene’s extensive dark room and black and white range. Marlene’s book, DVD series and workshop gift vouchers are also available. These make thoughtful gifts.

Marlene’s dark room range consists of over 120 images. Her collection spans over a period of 30 years.

Her black and white images range from seascapes to lions. Choosing from this collection would make the perfect addition to any space.

Sky meets Land showcases the compelling photographs and reflective journey of Master Fine Art Photographer Marlene Neumann. Marlene refers to her book as a metaphor for “mind meets heart”. Over 100 of her magnificent and moving images appear in her book. More than a coffee-table book, it is filled with insight into her profound life purpose. Experience a ‘mindful shift’ when paging through her visual journey and gain understanding into your own life path. She uses the camera as an extension of herself and in that moment it’s as if the viewer sees the world through her eyes. This book is an extraordinary journey, a celebration of life and nature and the significant lessons to be found in the breath taking natural world.

Marlene’s inspiring dvd series, Capturing What People Don’t Talk About, is based on Marlene’s realisation of what it is to be ‘truly human’ and what being authentic really means. The intention in making the series was to provide people seeking answers to their own life struggles with some idea of where, in themselves, to look. From a broader perspective, the objective was to help raise the vibration on the Earth, so that people can more easily become aware of how to live an enriching life.

In her weekend workshops, Marlene teaches students out of the box thinking while pushing their comfort zones through photography . An inspiring weekend workshop where students explore a new world using their cameras. Her weekend workshops cover camera basics and the deep meaning of fine art photography. Marlene shares her wealth of knowledge as a Master Fine Art Photographer and expertise drawing on her 30 years of teaching experience. These renowned weekend workshops take place at the Centre for Photography and Light in East London. The next workshop will be taking place from the 11th to the 13th of May 2018. Early bird tickets and gift vouchers with a saving of R300 are available until the end of December, after which tickets will return to the standard price.

With this amazing selection…make your way to the shopping Centre and browse for the perfect gift!

Spring into Summer with Marlene!

 

Marlene has launched her summer mailer campaign this week.  In this newsletter, she discusses all the things that have been happening over the past season.

GALLERY AND WORK– If you are in the East London area over the Festive Season, be sure to look in at Marlene Neumann’s Centre for Photography and Light! With summer around the corner, the garden is in full bloom and is possibly one of East London’s best kept secrets. A Perfect place to escape the silly season! For more information, take a look at Marlene’s website or Trip Advisor.

PRINTER– With her new Epson P9000 Printer, Marlene will now be able to print her images at sizes up to 1118 x 1725mm. This will make them perfect for statement pieces on double volume walls. They will also be perfect for entrance halls and board rooms because of the impact the images will have at this size. Watch this space for more news on Marlene’s Extra Large images…

MAKING A DIFFERENCE- Marlene has been giving talks around the East London area as part of her campaign to teach everyone that they can make a difference. These past few months alone she has spoken to school children as well as the elderly. Her talks have been successful at inspiring all audiences. If you would like to find out more about Marlene’s inspirational talks, contact her directly at 083 321 3391.

Marlene Neumann’s Buckaroo Sterilization Project has received some excellent news! Local vets and the East London SPCA will assist with the sterilization project and as a result, 28 dogs are being sterilized every month. This will have a massive knock on effect in the area and improve the health and well-being of the dogs that are sterilized.

Donations of food, blankets, kennels (or materials to build kennels), water bowls, leads and collars can be donated at Marlene’s Centre 8 Kent Road, Vincent. Contributions to the Buckaroo fund can be made online or by contacting Marlene directly at neumann@worldonline.co.za or at 083 321 3391. To stay up to date with the Buckaroo Project, like Marlene’s Facebook Page.

It’s that time of year again! The Marlene Neumann Centre for Photography and Light was open as part of the Pam Golding Gardens of East London Show. There were craft and food stalls at the Centre and Buckaroo himself made an appearance. Over 15k was raised for the charity, which will go towards the sterilisation drive.

Success at the Buckaroo Garden Day!

 

Success at the Buckaroo Garden Day!

The Marlene Neumann Centre for Photography and Light hosted the Buckaroo Garden Day this weekend.  Despite the driving rain on Saturday morning, the East London public poured in to see the garden! The festive atmosphere was contagious as many hundreds of people came through the door.

There were many activities and things to do at the Centre this weekend, which made it an event for the whole family. There was face painting, a tea garden, delicious iced tea and flavoured water; both galleries were open, a farm stall, and information on the buckaroo project. Even Buckaroo himself was there! There were also many raffles available to enter including:

Creativity through photography weekend workshop which will take place on 11-13 May next year

A knitted blanket valued at R400

A very delicious fruit cake

2 Nights at the willows resort in PE for 5 people valued at over R2000

The whole event was hosted and organised by the Buckaroo team, who would like to thank all those who took time to visit the garden, and special thanks to those who made the Marlene Neumann Centre for Photography and Light the first garden they visited.

The Marlene Neumann Centre for Photography and Light was opened 10 years ago to be a place of healing and creative energy. In the centre are two galleries that exhibit the Master Fine Art Photographer’s work. The gallery exhibits Marlene’s Dark Room range of artworks that have been developed using the world renowned Neumann Technique. The Light Room exhibits Marlene’s latest range of Black and White Photography in which she further explores her deep connection with nature.

Marlene’s Centre will be open throughout the festive season for anyone interested in purchasing gifts with meaning for their loved ones. For more information please contact Marlene directly at neumann@worldonline.co.za.

Harvey World Travel Gets Back To Nature with Marlene Neumann

Harvey World Travel Gets Back To Nature with Marlene Neumann

Marlene Neumann delivered three of her large photographic prints to Harvey World Travel this week. This is part of her drive to make corporate spaces more connected to nature. Marlene advises many businesses that bringing nature into corporate spaces has overwhelming positive effects on the entire business and its staff. The Master Fine Art Photographer has been photographing nature for over 30 years and firmly believes in the positive effects nature has on the body, mind and soul. Everyone benefits from being around nature. Studies have found that hospital patients that have beds next to windows overlooking trees have faster healing rates than those whose beds aren’t next to windows.

In an article in Forbes, Mandy Leeming, a design and development manager at Interface says: “Contact with nature and design elements which mimic natural materials has been shown to positively impact health, performance and concentration, and reduce anxiety and stress. When it comes to creating office spaces that achieve this, it’s about taking the nuances of nature that we subconsciously respond to, such as colours and textures, and interpreting them. Ultimately improving the well-being, productivity and creativity of the workforce is key to the success of market leading organisations.”

Marlene shares these sentiments and this is the reason her images are often used in such spaces, as the connection to nature is so strong and powerful.

Harvey World Travel owner Rohan Pillay contacted Marlene for images for their boardroom, and Marlene found trees that would bring the right energy into this space. The images that were selected were all trees, which make perfect additions to boardrooms for the atmosphere of strength, wisdom and security that they create.

If you are interested in purchasing any of Marlene’s images for your office space or even your home, please contact Marlene directly at neumann@worldonline.co.za.

Good News for the Buckaroo Sterilisation Project!

Marlene Neumann’s Buckaroo Sterilization Project has received some excellent news! Local vets and the East London SPCA will assist with the sterilization project and as a result, 28 dogs are being sterilized every month. This will have a massive knock on effect in the area and improve the health and well-being of the dogs that are sterilized.

There is little knowledge in the Eastern Cape of how dogs need to be treated and as a result many dogs suffer from neglect and abuse. Marlene and her team work closely with township communities, teaching them how to properly look after their animals while delivering donated food, blankets, water bowls and kennels. However, to improve the lives of dogs in the future, sterilization is the key.

Buckaroo has sterilized over 300 dogs to date, and the increased engagement from the veterinary practices around East London will help the project in a big way. The cost of sterilization is high and dogs need to be treated before the operation can take place, which adds to the cost. Dogs are sometimes too malnourished to be treated and need to ‘go to rehab’ before they can be sterilized. Often the dogs have other diseases such as mange or distemper which must be treated before anything else can take place. Buckaroo tries to carry out these treatments on site rather than removing the dogs, as this helps with the education of the community, and reduces the stress for the dogs.

Donations of food, blankets, kennels (or materials to build kennels), water bowls, leads and collars can be donated at Marlene’s Centre 8 Kent Road, Vincent. Contributions to the Buckaroo fund can be made online or by contacting Marlene directly at neumann@worldonline.co.za or at 083 321 3391. To stay up to date with the Buckaroo Project, like Marlene’s Facebook Page.

 

Things to do in East London- Trip Advisor

Things to do in East London- Trip Advisor

The Marlene Neumann Centre for Photography and Light is now one of the Things to do in East London on Trip Advisor! This new addition to Marlene’s online presence comes just in time for Spring, the school holidays, and the Pam Goulding Gardens of East London in October.

The Marlene Neumann Centre for Photography and Light is possibly one of the most calming things to do in East London. The beautiful garden is set under the a giant wild fig tree. The garden is currently in full bloom and is under guardianship of Tigger the cat who keeps a watchful eye on the comings and goings around the centre.

The centre features two galleries displaying Marlene’s prolific career in photography. Her Dark Room gallery displays her images that have been developed in the dark room using ‘The Neumann Technique’ which she has developed and perfected in her 30 years of capturing photographs. The Light Room displays Marlene’s Black and White photography, which she is currently producing photographs for. Focusing on landscapes and nature, these images manage to draw people in and ground them in the present.

The centre is the site of many holisitic events on the East London calendar. Iyengar Yoga classes are held in the gallery every Monday and Thursday. The centre becomes a concert venue every once in a while for International acts such as Desert Rose. Marlene herself hosts a Creativity through Photography course twice a year, which welcomes students from across the country to learn how to capture photographs with meaning. The garden is opened up once a year for the Pam Goulding Gardens of East London event once a year.

For more information on any of the events at the centre, please contact Claire, the centre manager at 043 726 1877. The centre can be found at 8 Kent Road, Vincent.

Please remember to rate the centre! The higher ranking it receives, the more people can know about the gallery and the beautiful garden.

Marlene at Decorex Johannesburg

Marlene has been hard at work setting up her stand at this year’s Decorex show in Johannesburg! The show starts tomorrow, 9 August at Gallagher Estate. You can find Marlene in Hall 5, at stand J18. If you are interested in tickets to the event, please contact Marlene at 083 321 3391. The show will be running until 13 August.

Buckaroo fever hits again! Marlene has sent out a plea of help and the community responded! Over 50 people have agreed in the last 24 hours to donate a small amount monthly to Buckaroo. This money will help in the sterilisation of township dogs and reduce the amount of unwanted puppies in the area. This improves the lives of all dogs in East London! If you would like to donate monthly, contact Marlene. Buckaroo is also in need of blankets, food and kennels, which can be dropped off at the Marlene Neumann Centre for Photography and Light at 8 Kent Road.

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