Ebb & Flow book launch with Marlene
Over 40 people joined Marlene for a special morning to celebrate the launch of her new book, Ebb & Flow.
Marlene shared her connection with nature and her inspiration in capturing her thoughts as she walked on the beach in the early morning.
The profoundly personal hours with Marlene and her enthusiasm and unique outlook of life can be found in the 156 pages of words and images of Ebb & Flow.
Marlene’s words weave a comforting space to face life, its challenges and to savour the magical moments.
Her presentation and talk captured the guests attention and drew them into her world.
Marlene had a delicious sampling of her vegan cooking for her guests. A selection of herbal teas and refreshing mineral water with lemon quenched their thirst.
This was a taster for the body and soul. Amazing, innovative, creative ways to spend time learning from Master Fine Art Photographer Marlene Neumann. This years Saturday morning sessions are well worth attending and include something vegan.
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Inspirational speaker at Fundraising in St Francis
Marlene was invited as the Inspirational Speaker for the St Francis Animal Welfare Fundraiser.
Susan Ray Fox approached Marlene as the founder of this amazing group that works with animals in the Sea Vista settlement in St Francis. The funds raised will be used to assist the dogs and their owners.
Marlene pushed the audience out of their comfort zones. Drawing on her recent experience Marlene shared the space outside her comfort zone that she has lived in since her fall.
At the end of August Marlene broke and fractured her wrist and hip bone when she was on the beach in the early morning with her dogs. Sharing her experience and vulnerability Marlene reminded everyone that they have to WAKE UP!
Animal lovers and people connected to Marlene supported this worthy cause.
The event was hosted at the St Francis Links and Marlene had the crowd following her outside on to the beautifully manicured lawns moving to the music and celebrating life.
It was a morning to remember!
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CHANGING THE WAY YOU SEE THE WORLD – Creativity Through Photography Workshop
Marlene’s Creativity Through Photography Workshop transformed students. Their way of seeing the world and themselves altered the first weekend in June.
Students from all over South Africa gathered at Marlene’s Centre for Photography and Light.
They spent three intense days immersed in a magical world of light, laughter and photography. ISO’s, shutterspeeds and apertures.
Night Photography was magical and the students photographs were amazing.
What an incredible experience for all those that were part of Marlene’s Creativity Through Photography Workshop.
For those that missed the chance to be taught by Master Fine Art Photographer Marlene Neumann
watch this space… Marlene has some exciting retreats, talks and workshops planned.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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
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.
Another Successful Decorex Show
Marlene has returned from another successful Decorex show this August! Marlene and her team had a wonderful show at Decorex at Gallagher Estate. Her work found its way into loving homes. If your Office or home needs a new look please contact Marlene at 0833213391
Local Heroes: Passion for animals sees rise of township project
A beautiful article was written on ‘A Local Hero’ in the Daily Dispatch by Nonsindiso Qwabe. Help Marlene spread the word of her Buckaroo Project. The charity needs donations of dog and cat pellets, collars and blankets. Marlene needs your help to help the dogs! To read the Daily Dispatch article online click here
For more info or to donate funds contact Marlene: firstname.lastname@example.org / 083 321 3391
Marlene wins silver at PE Homemakers!
Marlene Neumann and her team at PE Homemakers won a silver award for Design and Excellence at PE Homemakers last week! At her first ever PE Homemakers, Marlene’s beautiful stand was recognized and given silver ahead of many other wonderful exhibitors. Marlene would like to thank the PE public who supported her at this show… Stay tuned for Marlene at Decorex this year in Johannesburg!
Marlene arrives at PE Homemakers!
Master Fine Art Photographer,Marlene Neumann has arrived at PE Homemakers! She will be exhibiting at this event from 22- 25 June. This is the first time Marlene is exhibiting at the Port Elizabeth leg of the Homemakers show, and it is sure to be exciting! For free tickets to the event, like Marlene’s Facebook page and contact her directly.