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#AfricaMonth: Q&A with photographer Mário Macilau
#AfricaMonth: Q&A with photographer Mário Macilau

Award-winning Mozambican artist Mário Macilau will be exhibiting his solo show, titled Faith: Rituals, Spirit & Sea in collaboration with Ed Cross Fine Art in London, at Guns & Rain in Johannesburg...

By Ruth Cooper 13 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Geometry of the heart: A review of artist Lars J. Fischedick
Geometry of the heart: A review of artist Lars J. Fischedick

At best, investment art captures and formulates an aspect of reality, leading to a profound paradigm shift. Art that serves as a navigational beacon through turbulent times. Lars J Fischedick is one such artist...

By Roger Metcalfe 10 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Beth Diane Armstrong on her first major solo exhibition
Beth Diane Armstrong on her first major solo exhibition

Eugene Yiga speaks to 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist Beth Diane Armstrong. She recently presented in perpetuum, her first major solo exhibition from and the first cohesive body of work she's put together since 2011.

By Eugene Yiga 20 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Cassandra Twala on this year's Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair
Cassandra Twala on this year's Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

Jessica Tennant interviews fair curator Cassandra Twala to find out more about her involvement in the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair over the years and what she's most excited about this year...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Challenging stereotypes, Q&A with artist Billie Zangewa
#WomensMonth: Challenging stereotypes, Q&A with artist Billie Zangewa

Malawian-born yet Joburg-residing Billie Zangewa is the featured artist for the upcoming FNB Joburg Art Fair, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 6-9 September 2018.

By Ruth Cooper 22 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Former Miss SA opens new gallery space in Cape Town
#WomensMonth: Former Miss SA opens new gallery space in Cape Town

Sandy de Bruin, former owner of Country Living SA and winner of Miss South Africa in 1980, has recently turned her attention to the opening of No. 5 On Hudson, a new art gallery in Cape Town...

By Ruth Cooper 3 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

IPAF 2018 uplifts community with nature themed street art
IPAF 2018 uplifts community with nature themed street art

Dubbed "We need nature", this year's IPAF focused on creating awareness around climate change, which affects everyone in the world. Through this message, IPAF hopes to alter behaviours toward nature...

By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#ICTAF2018: Q&A with SOLO curator Nontobeko Ntombela
#ICTAF2018: Q&A with SOLO curator Nontobeko Ntombela

The 2018 Investec Cape Town Art Fair will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16-18 February 2018. The fair will be launching a new section titled SOLO that will focus on the production of women artists. We got in touch with the curator Nontobeko Ntombela to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 7 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients
#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients

South African based entrepreneurs, Shakirah Sky Dramat and Wayne Hipe Robertson, recently relaunched THAT Network, a startup, which aims to create a sustainable creative industry...

By Ruth Cooper 11 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Q&A with Mohau Modisakeng about Lefa La Ntate exhibition
Q&A with Mohau Modisakeng about Lefa La Ntate exhibition

Lefa La Ntate, the critically acclaimed exhibition, is coming to the Standard Bank Gallery. Eugene Yiga spoke to artist Mohau Modisakeng to find out more.

By Eugene Yiga 15 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#AfricaMonth: Street art for empowerment, Q&A with Wise Two
#AfricaMonth: Street art for empowerment, Q&A with Wise Two

World-renowned graffiti artist Wise Two, known for his mystically and ritualistically inspired art, chats to us about being Kenyan with Indian roots, cultural influences and how street art can empower for Bizcommunity's #AfricaMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 30 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging Creative Lauren Dixon-Paver
#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging Creative Lauren Dixon-Paver

Lauren Dixon-Paver is a plush toy crafter, rising Youtube personality and one of Design Indaba's Emerging Creatives. We chat to her about her handmade plush creatures, video tutorials and being proud of your craft for #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#DesignMonth: Tumelo Mosaka chats CTAF
#DesignMonth: Tumelo Mosaka chats CTAF

Over 75 exhibitors from established and emerging art centres will be showcasing their art for the fifth edition of the Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) at the Convention Centre from 17-19 February 2017. We got in touch with chief curator Tumelo Mosaka to get some insight on what it takes to create and curate an event of this scale.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BrandManagerMonth: Jana + Koos
#BrandManagerMonth: Jana + Koos

Responsible for ad campaigns, brand management, exhibitions and activations such as Simon & Mary, Nike, Workshop Newtown and JHB Hates You, Jana Hamman and Koos Groenewald from concept studio Jana + Koos are true brand management mavericks.

By Ruth Cooper 3 Mar 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tiny Talent - Q&A with Lorraine Loots
Tiny Talent - Q&A with Lorraine Loots

Born after the decision not to pursue art, Lorraine Loot's originally personal project - just to create something for one hour of the day - has blossomed and snowballed, through the power of talent and social media, into a very successful full-time artistic career.

By Ruth Cooper 1 Mar 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#DesignMonth: Louis Minnaar, creative maverick
#DesignMonth: Louis Minnaar, creative maverick

Chances are that you have encountered Louis Minnaar's outstanding work at one time or another, be it a music video or flyer for your favourite band or a catchy ad for a well-loved brand.

By Ruth Cooper 1 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

A multi-sensory art experience comes to Cape Town
A multi-sensory art experience comes to Cape Town

If you are looking for a new experience that is fresh and invigorating, collab.studio brings a truly unique, one-of-its-kind, art installation to Cape Town on 3 December...

By Daniel Dercksen 2 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

The future filmmaker - Experiments in experiential cinema
The future filmmaker - Experiments in experiential cinema

Sunday, 17 May: 9pm: Right, turn the volume up. An eerily ambient soundtrack fills the car, as does a voice: "Hello and welcome to The Endemic Project"...

By Ruth Cooper 24 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Ronnie Biccard, going with the flow
Ronnie Biccard, going with the flow

Artist Ronnie Biccard has come home. She has returned to her South African roots after many travels and years of living in England.

By Roger Metcalfe 2 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

AfrikaBurn: Desert of Dreams
AfrikaBurn: Desert of Dreams

Take a moment to think about the world you live in. Think about the vast-and-dense matrix of principles, codes and conventions that govern and maintain its fragile balance.

By Brandon Williams 9 May 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Filling in the lines at the Cape Tattoo Expo
Filling in the lines at the Cape Tattoo Expo

If I was a theoretical physicist by the name of Dr Sheldon Cooper and my qualification cabinet boasted a BS, MS, MA, Ph.D and Sc.D, my review of the sixth annual Cape Tattoo Expo would read simply this: "buzzinga".

By Brandon Williams 5 Mar 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Languages of the heart

Do you argue about robots? I'm not talking about road rage, but whether, in your version of English, robots are only animated mechanical people or can be traffic lights as well.

By Megan Hall 16 Sep 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Create your own Starry Night, go Artjamming
Create your own Starry Night, go Artjamming

I never was a painter; my creativity unfortunately is bound to ideas rather than creating pretty pictures on a canvas. I'm in the middle of Painting by Numbers, and that's as good as it gets for me. But, luckily for me, and perhaps you too, you don't have to be a Van Gogh to enjoy Artjamming. You can create your own Starry Night and walk away glad to have done it.

By Sindy Peters 12 Nov 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Make it burn
Make it burn

Leaving behind our urban constructs to participate in this year's Afrikaburns "Invent", held in the Tankwa Karoo National Park from 9 - 13 September, to live in a tent without access to any urban conveniences whatsoever, calls to mind a way of life at once ancient and tribal and also discomfortingly contemporary - a reminder of the millions in our midst without any of the benefits of the urban comforts many take for granted.

By Terry Levin 22 Sep 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Michaelis Graduate Show 2008
Michaelis Graduate Show 2008

Flying sheep, giant pencils, miniature playgrounds, digital ping pong, hybrid musical instruments and chanting Furby's could all be seen at the opening of the Michaelis Graduate Show 2008 last night amongst many other wonderful and weird works. As usual the works on offer were as diverse as their mediums but a common thread that could be seen through a lot of the works was interactivity.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Dec 2008

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