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Young Talent Art Competition

It's that exciting time of year again when the Lindy Van Niekerk Art Gallery holds their annual Young Talent Art Competition. The competition is running from the 19th September to the 13th October 2015.

There are 38 2-hour sessions and they can accommodate 10 children at each session. To book your session contact the gallery 021 975 1744 or email them at: There is a R60 entrance fee per child which includes all art materials needed for your masterpiece, and well worth it considering the awesome prizes they have up for grabs (see flyer above).

The top 10 finalists in each category will be announced on the Lindy Van Niekerk Gallery website ( on Monday the 18th October, and the finalists will be contacted telephonically on the 19th October. Prize giving takes place on the 22nd October at the gallery and the childrens' work is on display and open to the public for viewing from the 23rd October to the 28th October.

Dala is a proud sponsor of the event, as well as the prize packs for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place holders in each category.

Good luck to all the young artists taking part!

New Products

This year Dala has many new and exciting products in the pipeline: Look out for our new Fabric sprays; Fabric markers; Candle and Soap painting medium; Watercolour set, 24 piece soft chalk pastels set, new Bits and Pieces lines and many more! Most of them you will see in time for our new catalogue which is coming out later this year. Keep your eyes on our Facebook page for more information.

New toy kits from Dala!

Calling all little kings, queens, princes and princesses: we have added two new toy kits to our Teddy and Junior Tradesman ranges! Introducing the 'Fun Dough Palace' and the 'Real Brick Castle'. Look out for them at your nearest Dala stockist.

New Products

Dala'lings, this year we have many new products in store for you! First of which are these:

  • Dala 50ml White face paint and
  • 90g Teddy Fun Foam 4 colour tub!

Look out for these new products at your nearest Dala stockist.

New Years Resolution

Every ending is also a new beginning!
We here at Dala wish you a very happy, productive and prosperous 2015. We also hope that your list of new years resolutions is inclusive of more creative endeavors. Craft more, paint more, make more with Dala this year!

Wow, what a year we have had. We couldn't have done it without all of our clients' and patrons support! A massive 'THANK YOU' from all of us here at Dala. We wish you all a wonderful and safe Christmas period, and a very prosperous New Year. There is so much to look forward to in 2015!

Just a reminder that the Dala factory will be on shut down from the 19th Dec 2014 - the 5th Jan 2015.

See you next year!

Art Exhibition - Darling Faces, Cars and Places - Darling Gallery

From the 28th November to the 28th December you are invited to view artworks by artists Ben van Eck Hamman and Rosemary Anne for the show "Darling Faces, Cars and Places". Opening on the 28th November 2014 at 6.30 pm.

Jumbo Chalk

We have added Jumbo chalks to our extensive range of art and craft materials! Perfect for walls, sidewalks and driveways.

Young Talent Art Competition - Tree of Life - Lindy Van Niekerk Gallery

The period of the 18th of September to the 16th of October saw young artists between the ages of 10 and 13, taking part in an art competition organised by, and located at the Lindy Van Niekerk gallery. Young artists reserved their spots during the allocated time slots and created their artworks at the gallery. The gallery then invited the public to the exhibition evening (21st October 2014) to showcase all works submitted for the month and where 10 finalists would be chosen.

Well done to all the budding artists who took part, and congratulations to the 10 finalists!

Dala is proud to have been involved as a sponsor, and we look forward to the next young talent art competition.

Crafty Kids Tie and Dye

My Crafty kids did them. They have one hour classes once a week where they make all kinds of things! The tie and dye material is for cussions they have painted. One side was done with Sun Paint and salt, the back with marbles and elastic bands.

BEEEG Charity Drive

Dear Kevin,

We would just like to thank you again for your kind sponsorship of the face painting kits for the children at this year�s BEEEG Charity Drive (BCD2010). Your sponsorship has made a world of difference to the children at the home.

Donovan Marais

PNA Works

The best way to train your staff to answer questions on a product, is to give them some hands on experience in working with it. That's what Tana at PNA Strand did with her ladies, and they enjoyed it thoroughly. Each staff member was asked to bring odds and ends from home, particularly things with interesting textures. They were then each given a canvas, and some DALA TEXTURE PASTE, and some DALA dark basic colour, and metallic, craft paints. The results have been posted on the web for you to see. Remember that some of these ladies had little or no previous experience in working with craft materials. According to Tana they all had great fun and were really proud of their first attempts. Perhaps other retailers should accept this as a challenge to see what they can come up with! What did you do with your Dala today?

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