December 2016 / January 2017

NAF

What Ashraf Johaardien’s New Role Means for NAF 2017

Talking to Creative Feel, Ashraf Johaardien outlines his ‘Balancing Act’ and what it will mean to the performers and the changing NAF audience of...
Voice Competition

Second Unisa National Voice Competition is Finally Here

The long-awaited Second Unisa National Voice Competition will take place from 8 to 15 July next year. As with the recent national piano competition, the...
musicals

Matthew Wild Reveals the Art of Directing Musicals

Find out what it takes to direct South African musicals from Matthew Wild, one of the most versatile and prolific South African theatre directors...
coffee table book

Market Theatre Forty Years of Storytelling Coffee Table Book

The Market Theatre Foundation, in partnership with Creative Feel and DeskLink Media, launched the Market Theatre Forty Years of Storytelling coffee table book in mid-November to much...

November 2016

25: A Contemporary Art Auction

25: A Contemporary Art Auction with Bag Factory

25: A Contemporary Art Auction will be taking place at the Absa Art Gallery on 17 November, in celebration of the Bag Factory's 25th anniversary Founded in 1991,...
Faces and Phases

Donna Smith Reflects on a Decade of Faces and Phases

A personal reflection on the career and photographs (particularly the Faces and Phases series) of Zanele Muholi by Donna A M Smith, who co-founded FEW...
Kevin Atkinson

Kevin Atkinson: Mapping Plato’s Cave at SMAC Gallery

Re-opening Plato’s Cave: The legacy of Kevin Atkinson. More often than not, one finds that history most clearly remembers those who leave the most formulaic...
Bag Factory

A Quarter-Century for the Bag Factory

Over the last 25 years, the Bag Factory in Fordsburg has served as a space to facilitate, educate and provide opportunities for cultural exchange...

October 2016

Vuyani Dancers at Joys of Sharing

Meet the Vuyani Dancers at Joys of Sharing

Meet the dancers from Vuyani Dance Theatre from Joys of Sharing, a sensational collaboration of music and dance on Gold Reef City's Lyric Theatre stage.  The ten phenomenal dancers...

Photography as Art for Marijke Willems

Willems' photography has become synonymous with the Vuyani brand, including the one featured on this month’s cover of Creative Feel. Marijke Willems finds that photography has never been a career...
Ballet

Johannesburg Youth Ballet Honours Founder Audrey King

To celebrate the 40th anniversary, the Johannesburg Youth Ballet presented A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Other Ballets at the Mandela at Joburg Theatre The Johannesburg Youth Ballet reflect on the vision of its founder,...
Meet New Strauss & Co Executive Chairman

Meet New Strauss & Co Executive Chairman

Strauss & Co appointed Frank Kilbourn as its new executive chairman and added to its team of art specialists. Co-founder, Elisabeth Bradley, has retired as Chairman of the...

September 2016

A Journey for Pretty Yende

A Journey for World-Renowned Opera Singer Pretty Yende

Pretty Yende was first featured on the cover of Creative Feel for RMB Starlight Classics in 2009. We have since followed her meteoric rise and journey...
Linda Givon

Linda Givon: The Woman who Changed the Face of SA Art

Linda Givon and her incredible impact on SA Art is celebrated through a new exhibition. Mary Corrigall reflects on her layered legacy. Walter Battiss might not have...
Ashes to Life

John Vusi Mfupi’s Solo Exhibition: Ashes to Life

Artist John Vusi Mfupi has established a unique space for himself in the contemporary South African art space with his new collection of burnt paper collages in a...
FNB Joburg Art Fair

East African Focus at the 2016 FNB Joburg Art Fair

East African artists from diverse backgrounds, form the special focus at this year’s FNB Joburg Art Fair. Matthew Krouse explores the context of perceptions of this complex...

August 2016

Art Competition

Multimedia Works Shine at Barclays L’Atelier 2016

This year’s Barclays L’Atelier has proven to be one of the most strongly contested editions of the annual contemporary art competition. With a fresh pool of young African artists...
Showtime with Hazel Feldman

It’s Showtime with Founder and Director Hazel Feldman

Founder and Director of Showtime Management, Hazel Feldman: one of the first women in the male-dominated entertainment industry and the biggest producer of local...
Paul Samuels

Paul Samuels: An Intensity of Looking

Award-winning photographer, Paul Samuels, speaks about the worldwide exhibition of his Edenvale series as 'an intensity of looking'. Paul Samuels completed his Fine Arts degree in 2012,...
South African Design

South African Design Duo: Dokter and Misses

Dokter and Misses is a South African design company that focuses on multidisciplinary product design. South African design company, Dokter and Misses was established in 2007 by...

July 2016

Polar Music Prize 2016

Polar Music Prize 2016 Celebrates Musical Excellence

Celebrating the power and importance of music with the Polar Music Prize for 2016 Every year the Polar Music Prize awards two Laureates in order to celebrate...
Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning

Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning

An extract from the catalogue accompanying the exhibition Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning, edited by Federico Freschi and published by the Standard Bank Gallery, 2016. Henri Matisse...
Emerging African Talent

Emerging African Talent at Turbine Art Fair

Expect emerging African talent at The Forum Company's Turbine Art Fair, one of South Africa’s most anticipated art events returning to Turbine Hall in Newtown from...
South African Dancer is New Rolex Protégé

South African Dancer is New Rolex Protégé

Yound and talented South African dancer, Londiwe Khoza is the new Rolex Protégé. Every year, seven highly gifted young artists from around the world are chosen...

June 2016

40 Years of Storytelling for Market Theatre

Market Theatre is telling the story of a legacy spanning 40 years As the Market Theatre celebrates 40 years of storytelling this month, an array...
Short Operas

Triple Bill of Proudly SA Short Operas in Cula Mzansi

Cula Mzansi! - Sing South Africa! - Short Operas From 16 to 24 June 2016, Gauteng’s most vibrant opera company will present three 20-minute contemporary short...
Rhythm Colour

Vuyani Dancers Perform Rhythm Colour at Soweto Theatre

On Youth Day, Thursday June 16 2016, Vuyani dancers will perform Gregory Maqoma’s landmark work Rhythm Colour at the Apartheid Museum, and at the Soweto Theatre. In bringing...
Work Shop New Town a Brand Hub

Work Shop New Town a Brand Hub

Work Shop New Town is Johannesburg’s newest pioneering brand hub. A unique retail dream that also incorporates historical reminisce of the property is found with Work Shop New Town. ‘We...

May 2016

Capturing Moments at Vatic Studio

Capturing Moments at Vatic Studio

Art director and fashion stylist Nicole Van Heerden and versatile photographer Brett Rubin fuse together their specialised skills in order to create a fresh...
A Place in Time

A Place in Time

A Place in Time will celebrate, encourage and share with the world the highest standard of creative practice informed by and focusing attention on...
Mentorship Highlighted at Vuyani Dance

Mentorship Highlighted at Vuyani Dance

‘Luyanda joined Vuyani in 2010 and Lulu has been with us since 2007,’ says Vuyani Dance Theatre Founder and Director, Gregory Maqoma. ‘When we...
Buttery’s Smooth Groove

Buttery’s Smooth Groove

To a different South Africa, to individualism and finding a new voice. Much-admired musician Guy Buttery believes that his latest release Guy Buttery is perhaps...

April 2016

Ten Beautiful Objects at Design Indaba 2016

Ten Beautiful Objects at Design Indaba 2016

Every year, Design Indaba invites South Africans to think of how they define beauty and cast their votes to determine what represents that idea in our country. This year, there...
The 2016 Naledi Theatre Awards

The 2016 Naledi Theatre Awards

Taking place at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on Tuesday 19 April 2016 ‘This year, we have the highest standard of excellence ever,’ says...
British Council: Creative Entrepreneurs Connected

British Council: Creative Entrepreneurs Connected

British Council Connect ZA programme’s South African participants Heath Nash and Unathi Kondile In February 2013, the British Council’s Arts department team invited a group...
video

The Success of the SA-UK Seasons 2014 and 2015

A major cultural exchange initiative to strengthen cultural ties between South Africa and the United Kingdom has impressively delivered on its mandate. The SA-UK Seasons 2014...

March 2016

Birds and Boats: Maggie Laubser’s Most Charming Painting

Birds and Boats: Maggie Laubser’s Most Charming Painting

Offered at Strauss & Co’s auction at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town. Strauss & Co’s upcoming auction offers exceptional works by major South African...
New Stories from the Constitutional Court Art Collection

New Stories from the Constitutional Court Art Collection

Year after year, the Constitutional Court Art Collection (CCAC) continues to grow through the generous donation of work by internationally celebrated artists, giving expression...
Hugh Masekela – A Lucky Man. Photo cred: Brett Rubin

Hugh Masekela – A Lucky Man

Celebrating Hugh Masekela’s participation in Rand Merchant Bank Starlight Classics. The sheer force behind Hugh Masekela’s eyes incidentally reveal the passion that is his driving source...
Julia Donaldson: A Gruffalo in Town

Julia Donaldson: A Gruffalo in Town

190 books published & translated to 22 different languages Julia Donaldson is most definitely not the person one would expect to need to come for...

February 2016

CTEMF and Connect ZA Collaborate for BassXchange UK/ZA 2016

Now in its third year, BassXchange UK/ZA is a search for talented up-and-coming UK music producers, exposing the winner to SA audiences through the...

Exciting Line-up for the Playhouse Company in 2016

The Playhouse Company, KwaZulu-Natal’s premier theatre destination, has announced its anticipated line-up for 2016. ‘We are delighted to announce The Playhouse Company’s plan for 2016,...
Creative Feel features The Rolex Art Weekend held in Mexico City

The Rolex Arts Weekend in Mexico City

This year Mexico City, with its rich and diverse arts scene, was chosen to mark the culmination of the 2014-2015 cycle of the internationally...
Creative Feel showcases A Raisin in the Sun by the Market Theatre in 2016

Coming up at The Market Theatre

Celebrating 40 years this year, the Market Theatre presents a carefully curated programme of superb theatre and musical celebration over the next few months. A...