When I saw the sign for a ‘Farmer’s Market’ at Arundel Village this morning, the visions that flashed through my mind were those of large ripe tomatoes, huge cabbage and an array of veggie delights! As I walked through the car park to the back of the shopping complex I saw the large white tent that was housing the Farmers Market and headed over.
Upon entering the tent, to my surprise it was not quite the farmers market I had imagined. There were some stalls with fruit and vegetables, but the majority of the stalls had all sorts of traders from pastry and jam makers to book merchants and jewellers. The colour and diversity of the stalls was had me spending time tasting, examining, flicking through and feeling the goods on offer.
As I moved through the market I came across one particular stall that stood out among the rest. It was a stall owned by a 31 year old artist called Tonderai R. Hakurekwi.
Hakurekwi’s stall was inspired- it seemed by colour! The different types of goods he had on sale from fruit baskets to animals; story boards to human figures were all very colourful. When asked what his inspiration was, Hakurekwi said that he was very passionate about colour and loved making human figures that showed the different walks of like of African people. Hakurekwi has been an artist for the past 12years and is ordinarily based at the Avondale flea market where his creations are on sale daily.