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Local artist Chris Slabber wins big at international A' Design Award and Competition
Local artist Chris Slabber wins big at international A' Design Award and Competition

Commercial artist Chris Slabber recently won Platinum for his work on the 'Doom Insects' campaign and was named Designer of the Year at the A' Design Award and Competition in Como, Italy...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Jul 2018

NAF Student Festival Award winners announced
NAF Student Festival Award winners announced

There were nine entries in total from higher-learning institutions across the country for this year's Student Festival at the National Arts Festival (NAF) in Grahamstown...

11 Jul 2018

Standard Bank Ovation Awards' winners announced
Standard Bank Ovation Awards' winners announced

The winners of the 2018 Standard Bank Ovation Awards were announced at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown on 7 July 2018. The awards recognise stand-out performances, innovation as well as successful challenges to the boundaries of creativity.

9 Jul 2018

#YouthMonth: Radarboy on data art, creative coding and 'un-design'
#YouthMonth: Radarboy on data art, creative coding and 'un-design'

Not your typical creative, South African George 'Radarboy' Gally explains how he made the leap from creative director to teaching creative coding workshops across the world and working on data sculpture projects. He also shares advice for anyone out there looking to tap into their quirky talents...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jun 2018

David Goldblatt passes away
David Goldblatt passes away

#Newswatch: The Goodman Gallery today confirmed the passing of veteran photographer David Goldblatt, well known for documenting the South Africa's developments throughout Apartheid...

25 Jun 2018

Billie Zangewa is 2018 FNB JoburgArtFair's featured artist
Billie Zangewa is 2018 FNB JoburgArtFair's featured artist

The FNB JoburgArtFair has selected Malawian-born Billie Zangewa featured artist for the 2018 instalment of the fair. The fair will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 6-9 September 2018.

25 Jun 2018

SVA International takes street art indoors
SVA International takes street art indoors

Injecting a dose of creativity into its corporate workspace, architectural firm SVA International has taken street art indoors...

25 Jun 2018

45 galleries, 15 new exhibitors to show at 11th FNB JoburgArtFair
45 galleries, 15 new exhibitors to show at 11th FNB JoburgArtFair

The 11th edition of the FNB JoburgArtFair will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 6-9 September 2018...

14 Jun 2018

Ruby Swinney presents Human Nature exhibition at Zeitz MOCAA
Ruby Swinney presents Human Nature exhibition at Zeitz MOCAA

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) has opened a new solo exhibition by artist Ruby Swinney title Human Nature. The exhibition comprises six gallery spaces situated on the fourth level of the museum.

12 Jun 2018

5 countries to participate in Pro Helvetia Johannesburg's 2018 Winter Programme
5 countries to participate in Pro Helvetia Johannesburg's 2018 Winter Programme

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia Johannesburg's 2018 Winter Programme is set to feature artists and practitioners from five countries - Madagascar, Mozambique, Lesotho, South Africa, and Switzerland - in a lineup of interdisciplinary performances and exhibitions over June and July 2018 period...

11 Jun 2018

380 artists, 48 exhibitors to show at RMB Turbine Art Fair
380 artists, 48 exhibitors to show at RMB Turbine Art Fair

The sixth edition of the Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) Turbine Art Fair will be held at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg from 12-15 July 2018...

8 Jun 2018

Preller, Kentridge and Tretchikoff top Strauss & Co's Johannesburg sale
Preller, Kentridge and Tretchikoff top Strauss & Co's Johannesburg sale

Alexis Preller was the star artist at Strauss & Co's top-notch winter sale, generating R15.53m in sales from seven lots sold on Monday, 4 June 2018 at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg...

Issued by Strauss & Co 6 Jun 2018

Porky Hefer presents endangered species project at Design Miami/Basil
Porky Hefer presents endangered species project at Design Miami/Basil

From 12 to 17 June 2018, SFA Advisory and Southern Guild will present a unique project by renowned South African artist Porky Hefer at Design Miami/Basel.

4 Jun 2018

Contemporary art shines on Strauss & Co Johannesburg sale
Contemporary art shines on Strauss & Co Johannesburg sale

A museum-quality artwork included in William Kentridge's first career survey in the United States leads a strong selection of contemporary art lots at Strauss & Co's forthcoming Johannesburg sale on 4 June...

Issued by Strauss & Co 24 May 2018

A perfect storm: Business, creativity and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
A perfect storm: Business, creativity and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The World Economic Forum predicts that creativity will be one of the top skills valued in 2020 and that creative industries are on the rise...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 23 May 2018

USIBA Creative and Cultural Industries Awards launches
USIBA Creative and Cultural Industries Awards launches

The inaugural USIBA Creative and Cultural Industries Awards, which takes place on 31 May at Emperors' Palace, Johannesburg, has been launched...

23 May 2018

Strauss & Co's upcoming Johannesburg sale studded with museum-calibre works
Strauss & Co's upcoming Johannesburg sale studded with museum-calibre works

A museum-quality artwork by William Kentridge, a gripping 1950 self-portrait by Alexis Preller and an intimate post-impressionist painting by Edouard Vuillard are among the outstanding lots at Strauss & Co's forthcoming live sale in Johannesburg, to be held at the Wanderers Club on 4 June...

Issued by Strauss & Co 22 May 2018

Grahamstown National Arts Festival launches Creativate Digital
Grahamstown National Arts Festival launches Creativate Digital

The National Arts Festival will be launching a new programme for the inaugural Creativate Digital Arts Festival, taking place between 28 June to 1 July 2018 in Grahamstown...

17 May 2018

Prominent artists address SA's social issues at Sculpture Fair
Prominent artists address SA's social issues at Sculpture Fair

The likes of Zanele Muholi, Sophia van Wyk, Nandipha Mntambo and Frances Goodman exhibited artwork that addressed entrenched patriarchy during the American Express Winter Sculpture Fair...

Issued by OnPoint PR 16 May 2018

The new Norval Foundation and why we should care about South African art
The new Norval Foundation and why we should care about South African art

The recently opened Norval Foundation in the Cape Town suburb of Steenberg offers a proud, new public resource and new levels of excellence in the curation and display of South African and African visual art.

By Terry Levin 16 May 2018

Entries open for 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards
Entries open for 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards

Entries are now open for the 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards in South Africa and Zimbabwe...

15 May 2018

Chairman's report
Chairman's report

I am delighted to report that 2017 proved to be an extremely busy and highly successful year for Strauss & Co...

By Frank Kilbourn, Issued by Strauss & Co 9 May 2018

Norval Foundation sculpture garden (Image Supplied)
Cape Town becoming top art lovers destination

Cape Town boasts many iconic experiences, but it is fast becoming the world's newest art hot spot. Now there are new experiences for art aficionados as Cape Town finds its feet among the art capitals of the world, with artwork transcending the traditional craftwork mostly associated with Africa...

9 May 2018

Roger Ballen's Die Antwoord images feature in Strauss & Co's online auction
Roger Ballen's Die Antwoord images feature in Strauss & Co's online auction

Roger Ballen's acclaimed photographs of Die Antwoord were among the highlights of Strauss & Co's South African and International Art, Decorative Arts & Jewellery online-only auction...

Issued by Strauss & Co 4 May 2018

The discerning eye of a collector: Strauss & Co online auction, 30 April - 7 May 2018
The discerning eye of a collector: Strauss & Co online auction, 30 April - 7 May 2018

Following the recent successful sale of Mourning Jewellery belonging to the late Vyvyan Myerson, Strauss & Co is offering a further 152 lots from his estate on the current online-only auction, due to close on Monday, 7 May at 8pm...

Issued by Strauss & Co 3 May 2018

The 2018 Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair returns with a new name
The 2018 Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair returns with a new name

The new partnership between American Express and Artlogic sees the two entities take over the acclaimed Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind, from 12 to 13 May...

Issued by OnPoint PR 24 Apr 2018

Art, artisan food, and loads more at Spier
Art, artisan food, and loads more at Spier

Although easily accessed via Baden Powel Drive off the N2, the Spier Estate feels like a world away.

By Brian Berkman 24 Apr 2018

Curatorial Lab at Zeitz MOCAA looks at LGBTQI+ issues and rights
Curatorial Lab at Zeitz MOCAA looks at LGBTQI+ issues and rights

The LGBTQI+ Banele Khoza exhibition was unveiled as part of the opening of the Curatorial Lab at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA).

16 Apr 2018

What to expect at AfrikaBurn 2018
What to expect at AfrikaBurn 2018

The 2018 AfrikaBurn Festival will be held from 23-29 April 2018 at the Stonehenge Private Reserve, just over 300 kilometres from Cape Town. The seven-day festival aims to promote communal effort through eccentric, expressive costumes and artistic creations.

12 Apr 2018

These are the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards winners
These are the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards winners

Chris Soal was recently announced the overall winner of the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards...

10 Apr 2018

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