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Emerging artists showcase their work in Cape Town gallery
Emerging artists showcase their work in Cape Town gallery

The Summer Show Exhibition for emerging artists, currently on at the Art.b Gallery inside the Bellville Library in the City of Cape Town, is an opportunity to showcase works by new and often under-resourced artists...

28 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Lifestyle
#BestofBiz 2017: Lifestyle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Lifestyle & Entertainment portal over the past year below.

14 Dec 2017

New app changing how South Africans buy and sell art
New app changing how South Africans buy and sell art

Exhibid, a new mobile app which uses GPS technology to serve up all the artworks that are available in a user's immediate geographic area, is changing the way South Africans buy and sell art...

6 Dec 2017

A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut
A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut

Capitalising on the success of its One Source campaign, Absolut Vodka has launched a festival of African creativity in 2018...

5 Dec 2017

Investec to sponsor Cape Town Art Fair
Investec to sponsor Cape Town Art Fair

The 2018 Investec Cape Town Art Fair will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 16-18 February 2018.

29 Nov 2017

Byron Klassen receives 2017 ImpACT award
Byron Klassen receives 2017 ImpACT award

The 2017 Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Awards was hosted by Sun International at The Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on 17 November 2017.

21 Nov 2017

SA architect Handre de la Rey's concrete sunglasses launch to market
SA architect Handre de la Rey's concrete sunglasses launch to market

Concrete sunglasses have for the first time been made available for commercial retail. The designer behind the range is South African architect Handre de la Rey...

20 Nov 2017

SA's Wezart helps African artists sell to world
SA's Wezart helps African artists sell to world

South African art and fashion marketplace Wezart is helping African artists and designers sell to the rest of the world via its e-commerce platform...

By Tom Jackson 14 Nov 2017

Distinction and diversity a hallmark of Strauss & Co's upcoming Johannesburg sale
Distinction and diversity a hallmark of Strauss & Co's upcoming Johannesburg sale

The diverse artistic traditions from KwaZulu-Natal receive a special focus on Strauss & Co's coming Johannesburg live auction, due to be held at the Wanderers Club on 13 November...

Issued by Strauss & Co 3 Nov 2017

2018 Standard Bank Young Artists announced
2018 Standard Bank Young Artists announced

The Standard Bank Young Artist (SBYA) awards winners for 2018 have been announced.

2 Nov 2017

Lost and found: Strauss & Co uncovers lost works by Preller and Kumalo
Lost and found: Strauss & Co uncovers lost works by Preller and Kumalo

Two newly rediscovered works are among the stand-out lots on Strauss & Co's forthcoming Johannesburg live auction, due to be held at the Wanderers Club on 13 November...

Issued by Strauss & Co 2 Nov 2017

Early bird tickets now on sale for new Bazique Festival
Early bird tickets now on sale for new Bazique Festival

The Bazique Festival will be held at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club in Grabouw on 16-18 March 2018. The three-day festival will feature international acts and performing arts across six stages.

2 Nov 2017

From left to right: Ready D, Neo Muyanga, John Gilmore, and Jason Storey,
Maths meets art - connecting two divided worlds

Vanguard: A month where math meets art, was created with the aim to connect ideation, dialogue and collaboration between education and the arts...

By Robin Fredericks 27 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Supporting disadvantaged artists through the Grassroots Art Project
#EntrepreneurMonth: Supporting disadvantaged artists through the Grassroots Art Project

Poor working conditions, minimum access to beneficial networks and lack of skills and resources for promotion are just a few of the challenges that disadvantaged artists face when aiming to make viable careers from their creativity.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Oct 2017

Solid all-round performance at Strauss & Co's upbeat spring sale in Cape Town
Solid all-round performance at Strauss & Co's upbeat spring sale in Cape Town

A drawing from William Kentridge's 1991 film, Sobriety, Obesity, and Growing Old, was the top lot by value at Strauss & Co's spring sale, selling for R4,092,480...

Issued by Strauss & Co 18 Oct 2017

From left to right: Principle School of Hope, Jesrael Jacobs, Laura Collura, Yaseera Adonis, Ashley Visagie and Kurt Minnaar.
Education in South Africa - improving the system with art

The month-long exhibitions, titled Vanguard: A month where math meets art, was created with the aim to connect ideation, dialogue and collaboration between education and the arts and includes...

By Robin Fredericks 17 Oct 2017

Zeitz MOCAA a boost for local tourism and arts industries
Zeitz MOCAA a boost for local tourism and arts industries

The recently opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has been hailed a proverbial feather in the caps of the local tourism and arts industries...

17 Oct 2017

Changing the dreamer's education through art and music
Changing the dreamer's education through art and music

Kurt Minnaar, founder of Dreamer Education, has been making strides in education with his unconventional teaching methods...

By Robin Fredericks 16 Oct 2017

Two drawings from William Kentridge's early films on offer at Strauss & Co's 16 October auction in Cape Town
Two drawings from William Kentridge's early films on offer at Strauss & Co's 16 October auction in Cape Town

Strauss & Co, South Africa's leading auction house, is thrilled to be offering two important early drawings from William Kentridge's celebrated cycle of stop-animation films known as Drawings for Projection...

Issued by Strauss & Co 11 Oct 2017

Strauss & Co unveils its eagerly anticipated October 2017 Cape Town sale
Strauss & Co unveils its eagerly anticipated October 2017 Cape Town sale

A portrait of a raffish shepherd by Maggie Laubser, a stylised homage to Hieronymus Bosch by Alexis Preller, two drawings of William Kentridge's fictional alter ego and a rare night-sky landscape by John Meyer, form part of Strauss & Co's substantial offering at its forthcoming live sale in Cape Town, held at the Vineyard Hotel on 16 October...

Issued by Strauss & Co 10 Oct 2017

Maggie Laubser's important portrait of shepherd part of Strauss & Co's solid offering
Maggie Laubser's important portrait of shepherd part of Strauss & Co's solid offering

Maggie Laubser's The Old Shepherd leads a strong selection of lots by this important expressionist painter, due to go on offer at Strauss & Co's 16 October live sale in Cape Town...

Issued by Strauss & Co 9 Oct 2017

Invoking debate - Q&A with Zeitz MOCAA curator Mark Coetzee
Invoking debate - Q&A with Zeitz MOCAA curator Mark Coetzee

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art has seen well over the estimated amount of visitors stream through its doors since opening this past Heritage Weekend and executive director and chief curator Mark Coetzee predicts that interest and traffic will only increase.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Oct 2017

Zeitz MOCAA opens at V&A
Zeitz MOCAA opens at V&A

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) was officially unveiled to the public at the V&A Waterfront's Silo District...

26 Sep 2017

Art Curator Gallery to host Art of Conservation project
Art Curator Gallery to host Art of Conservation project

The Lourensford Wine Estate's Art Curator Gallery has partnered with the Cape Leopard Trust and South African artist Fuz Caforio to host a fundraising event in support of ongoing efforts to protect the Cape Leopard and conserve its natural habitat...

12 Sep 2017

#YoungCreatives: Self exploration through photographic expression
#YoungCreatives: Self exploration through photographic expression

Artistic expression comes forth in many forms, be it through dancing, singing, writing and drawing - it lives and its breathes...

By Robin Fredericks 12 Sep 2017

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SA Tourism's new brand film captures the essence of SA

South African Tourism's new brand film which showcases a story of an inspiring, colourful and warm country, tells the story of Bheki...

8 Sep 2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi. Photo Courtesy Mohamed Somji (Image Supplied)
Beyond the seas and centuries: Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi - a universal museum with a focus on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures - will open its doors on 11 November 2017...

7 Sep 2017

Art that empowers - Q&A with FNB JoburgArtFair producer Nicole Siegenthaler
Art that empowers - Q&A with FNB JoburgArtFair producer Nicole Siegenthaler

With the theme Looking Back and Looking Forward, the 10th edition of FNB JoburgArtFair predominately showcases female artists, with an emphasis on reflection, progression and diversity.

By Ruth Cooper 31 Aug 2017

Highlights for 2017 Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival
Highlights for 2017 Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is back in Johannesburg from 6 to 16 September 2017 to celebrate technology, creativity, collaboration and innovation from across the African continent.

23 Aug 2017

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