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Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti
Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti

The eighth instalment of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair recently ran at the CTICC. We got in touch with Investec Cape Town Art Fair art fair director Laura Vincenti to find out what goes into putting on an event of this scale, cultivating a Pan-African dialogue and art trends for the year ahead...

By Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2020

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative - a weekend of inspiration
Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative - a weekend of inspiration

This past weekend was one of sheer inspiration, witnessing the unique and lasting contribution Rolex is making to culture and the arts by promoting the transmission of knowledge across generations...

By Ann Nurock 13 Feb 2020

Q&A with new National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton
Q&A with new National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton

Earlier this month, it was announced that Monica Newton would be taking up the role of the new National Arts Festival CEO. We got in touch with her to chat about the evolution of the festival, future plans and how the arts can transform and uplift...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Dec 2019

Spier Light Art - a unique way to usher in the festive season
Spier Light Art - a unique way to usher in the festive season

A giant glowing intertwined ouroboros, a hypnotic wave of interactive light, a gravity-defying living room, all this and more can be seen at the Spier Light Art Festival at Spier Wine Farm from now till the 19 January 2020...

By Ruth Cooper 10 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Kicking and pushing with Galen McGee of Saucy Woodz
#EntrepreneurMonth: Kicking and pushing with Galen McGee of Saucy Woodz

Budding photographer, Skateboard P and lover of all things Africa, Galen McGee, founder and creator of Saucy Woodz, uses his love of skateboards to create unique, handmade jewellery pieces...

By Robin Fredericks 2 Dec 2019

I'm infected: Infecting the City is contagious
I'm infected: Infecting the City is contagious

Infecting the City is in full swing in Cape Town city's open spaces and frequently used pedestrian routes. On Tuesday, outside Iziko South African Museum, two events were unfolding simultaneously...

By Michael Britton 21 Nov 2019

Expert excess in William Kentridge's largest exhibition Why Should I Hesitate
Expert excess in William Kentridge's largest exhibition Why Should I Hesitate

William Kentridge's most major exhibition to date, Why Should I Hesitate, an expertly edited and curated showcase of one of SA's most iconic artists is now on show at the Zeitz MOCCA and Norval Foundation...

By Ruth Cooper 29 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Khanyisile Mbongwa on curating with cure and care
#WomensMonth: Khanyisile Mbongwa on curating with cure and care

Artist, sociologist and chief curator of the inaugural Stellenbosch Triennale, Khanyisile Mbongwa, chats to us about womxn in the arts, sustainability and how to curate with the theme of ''cure and care'' at the forefront...

By Ruth Cooper 29 Aug 2019

#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

Q&A with Steve Erwin - where art and cars meet
Q&A with Steve Erwin - where art and cars meet

Steve Erwin, a self-taught fine artist based in Cape Town, specialises in painting classic and contemporary cars and bikes...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Feb 2019

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

Young artist, Ennock Mlangeni is the winner of the 2018 Bic Art Master talent search.
Ennock Mlangeni wins 2018 Bic Art Master competition

Young artist, Ennock Mlangeni from the Free State has won the R30,000 first prize as winner of the 2018 Bic Art Master talent search...

By Juanita Pienaar 22 Nov 2018

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

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

#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

#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

A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

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

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

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

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

#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

Avukile Mabombo
Five holiday experiences to own in 2018

The world has shrunk. What hasn't shrunk, is our hunger to experience unusual, exotic, exciting places, and that's what's overwhelmingly taking over travel for 2018...

By Avukile Mabombo 24 Jan 2018

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

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

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

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

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

#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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