August 2018

Elza van den Heever

Elza van den Heever enthrals and captivates

To call Elza van den Heever one of South Africa’s most successful sopranos would be an understatement. The soprano is ‘blessed with a plush,...
Casta Diva

‘A beautiful place to come home to and to stay after a busy day...

The above statement is straight from one of the guests who stayed at Casta Diva Boutique Hotel, nestled on the northern side of the...
Thandi Ntuli

Thandi Ntuli: The queen of cool

2018 has been a great year for Thandi Ntuli’s career so far. She started the year as the 2018 Standard Bank Young Artist (SBYA)...
Mafizolo

Mafikizolo: two decades of music

For the past 20 years, Mafikizolo have been one of South Africa’s most loved Afro-pop duos, reaching audiences around the world. Nhlanhla Nciza and...

July 2018

Dr Same Mdluli

Encore: Dr Same Mdluli

Dr Same Mdluli is the manager of the Standard Bank Gallery, a position she took up earlier this year. She has a PhD in...
Banele Khoza

Banele Khoza: a man to watch

With a recent solo show at Zeitz MOCAA, the 2017 Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award under his belt and a fleet of taxis covered...
Art@First August House

Art@First: The Aftermath

From 22 August until 22 September 2018, FirstRand’s Art@First Gallery will show the works of established and emerging artists from August House in an...
Elsa Duault

The Great All: An essay on Elsa Duault

The mystic-philosopher-painter, the French-born South African based artist, Elsa Duault, has introduced a rich vein of thought and feeling into our art world. Running...

June 2018

RMB Turbine Art Fair

What to expect at RMB Turbine Art Fair 2018

Since its inception in 2013, the RMB Turbine Art Fair has unfailingly offered visitors an opportunity to view and buy quality artwork from emerging...
Virtually present, Physically invisible

Virtually present, Physically invisible

At the end of last year, Alejandro G. Iñárritu was presented with a special Oscar®️ for his virtual reality (VR) installation Carne y Arena...
classic heavy metal

The classic side of heavy metal

With classical music and heavy metal increasing in popularity among the youth in South Africa, Creative Feel decided to find out if there is...
Superheroes

Superheroes: transcending continents

Comics have a youthful appeal, taking us back to school holidays and days spent exploring imaginary worlds. From their appearances in daily newspapers as...

May 2018

Nicholas Hlobo

A place to call his own: In studio with Nicholas Hlobo

In the bustling residential-turned-arts-hub of Lorentzville, there stands an old blue building. It used to be a synagogue, although no one’s practised their faith...

Looking towards Lorentzville, Joburg’s up-and-coming arts hub

Less than a year ago, if you looked up a list of Joburg’s must-see creative hubs, you wouldn’t have seen Lorentzville ranking very high....
Stephan Welz

An auction house with a rich history

In 1968, Reinhold Cassirer, a German collector, dealer and the husband of Nadine Gordimer, one of South Africa’s most celebrated authors and the winner...

A global music and arts experience

The Soweto brand is globally recognised and revered for what it represents: history, rebellion, strength, and the perseverance of beautiful people. If one dives...

April 2018

Reflections

Reflections

  Four photographers, Alexia Webster, Jabulani Dhlamini, Pierre Crocquet de Rosemond and Mauro Vombe, all chosen by David Goldblatt, will exhibit their work at the...
UJ Jewellery

SA Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition 2018 Winners Announced

FADA gallery, Creative Feel and the Contemporary Jewellery Forum congratulate Joani Groenewald, the winner of the inaugural SA Contemporary Jewellery Awards. She received the...
UJ Jewellery

SA Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition 2018: Winner Joani Groenewald

Joani Groenewald’s work takes a satirical stance against popular-culture and consumer culture as experienced from within a South African context.        In her...
UJ Jewellery

SA Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition 2018: Runner-up Mariam Bibi Khan

For her piece Interlacing Identities, Mariam Bibi Khan chose to investigate gendered and feminine identities and its associations to metallic and lace inspired jewellery....

March 2018

Cirque Infernal’s journey beyond death

Cirque Infernal’s theatrical circus tale Mortalès, will show at the Mandela Stage of the Joburg Theatre from 6 to 23 September 2018. The show...

14th SAJE Jazz Conference: The South African Sound in Jazz Today

The 14th SAJE Jazz Conference takes place from 27 to 29 April 2018 in Cape Town and is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month...
Luigi Di Sarro

Luigi Di Sarro – World Disclosure

To commemorate 40 years since the death of Italian artist Luigi Sarro, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Pretoria in collaboration with the Documentation...

Human.Nature

Natalie Field’s highly anticipated Human.Nature opens at Berman Contemporary in Sandton from 5 - 19 April 2018. Field provided Creative Feel with in-depth insight...

February 2018

Encore

Encore: Thabo Seshoka

     Thabo Seshoka is the recently appointed Assistant Art Curator for Absa. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Absa Gallery,...
Kim Berman

Finding Voice by Kim S. Berman

Kim Berman, the author of the fascinating and inspirational book Finding Voice, is the well-known founder and executive director of Artist Proof Studio (APS),...
Aspire

Aspire Art Auctions offers major artworks on Summer Cape Town sale

Fresh from the remarkable successes of its recent Johannesburg auction in November 2017, Aspire Art Auctions is lining up another top roster of high-quality...
Dance Umbrella

Dance Umbrella: 30 Years On

Dance Umbrella 2018 will take place from 6 to 18 March 2018 at various venues across Johannesburg, celebrating 30 years of new contemporary choreography...

Dec 2017/Jan 2018

Book reviews

Dec 2017/Jan 2018 Book reviews

The History of Bees | By Maja Lunde | Publisher: Scribner Simon & Schuster | ISBN: 9781471162756 England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant,...
Encore

Encore: Marlene le Roux

Marlene le Roux is currently Chief Executive Officer for The Artscape Theatre Centre. She has received numerous South African and International Awards in arts...
Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi

To make their country a top cultural destination that is internationally recognised for art, education and culture, the leaders of the Emirate of Abu...
Joburg Theatre

Janice Honeyman directs South African production of The Color Purple

Following hot-on-the-heels of the musical’s 2016 Tony Award in New York for Best Musical Revival, comes the exciting news that award-winning South African director...

November 2017

NAC

Towards effective collaborative strategy execution

The only way strategy can be meaningful is if it is informed by, and representative of, the public interest, writes Hartley Ngoato. When we hear...
MTN

Dreams, Wishes and Expectations

The MTN SA Foundation, in partnership with Durban-based non-profit organisation: Amazwi Abesifazane – Voices of Women Museum (VoWM), hosted an art exhibition dubbed Dreams,...
Joburg Theatre

Gibson Kente – supreme storyteller immortalised in song and dance at the Soweto Theatre!

Soweto Theatre is proud to announce a ten day musical tribute to culture luminary and godfather of South African theatre, Gibson Kente, from 7...
ACT

Dorothy Masuku: A lifetime of singing and writing songs

With the 2017 Arts & Culture Trust Lifetime Achievement Award for Music, Dorothy Masuku is recognised as one of Africa’s all-time greatest vocalists, performers...

October 2017

Joburg Theatre

Celebrating Pinocchio at Joburg Theatre

2017 celebrates Janice Honeyman’s thirtieth annual festive season pantomime. Pinocchio opens on The Mandela stage of Joburg Theatre on November 12th and runs until...
Candice Berman

Rescuing childhood through art

The international law firm with a global reach, Allen & Overy's two-year global charity partnership with War Child has taken them to Syria to...
Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Yusuf / Cat Stevens returns with ‘The Laughing Apple’

Yusuf / Cat Stevens, one of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time, will release his highly anticipated new album, The Laughing Apple, under...

The Ugly Five

The creators of The Gruffalo, the story of a mythical beast and a clever mouse that has been translated into 40 different languages and...

September 2017

Pavarotti

In celebration of the people’s tenor

To commemorate ten years since Luciano Pavarotti’s death on 6 September 2007, Decca has released a collection of his best songs, a documentary on...
September Books

September Book Reviews

The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She Works in Hollywood | By Paula Byrne | Publisher: William Collins, an...
Geleza Kleva & Learn

Geleza Kleva & Learn

Peter Feldman looks at the Geleza Kleva & Learn free music business workshops. The annual Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, which takes place at the...
Safaris & Spices

Safaris & Spices: An African food journey

By Nico Verster | Publisher: Jacana | ISBN: 9781431425327 ‘African food is hugely underrated, and modern South African cuisine is far removed from boring old bobotie and pale milk...

August 2017

Candice Berman

John-Michael Metelerkamp’s Keepers

John-Michael Metelerkamp will be exhibiting his Keepers series in August 2017 at Candice Berman Gallery, Johannesburg. Lucinda Jolly spoke to the artist about his process...
Welgemeend Huis

August Art Month at Welgemeend looks at art from the 1950s to the ‘70s

Words: Sean O’Toole. Strauss & Co is delighted to announce the fourth instalment of the annual August Art Month at Welgemeend, a month-long exhibition of...

Ukes and Kids launches in New York

The Ukes and Kids songwriting project gives kids in South Africa the opportunity to meet, collaborate, create, play music, write songs and learn from...
National Arts Council

The NAC celebrates 20 years

It’s been two decades since the inception of the National Arts Council (NAC), the public entity mandated to facilitate the development of arts, culture...

July 2017

Gone Native

Gone Native

Joburg City Theatres (JCT) will stage Gone Native at Soweto Theatre in August 2017 as part of its women’s month programming. The play will...
Neo Matloga

Fragments of incredible happiness

It has been a great success story for Neo Image Matloga since he pursued his Fine Arts studies at the University of Johannesburg and...
Fresh Produce

2017’s Fresh Produce

2017's Fresh Produce started in 2014 for the second edition of the Turbine Art Fair (TAF). Fresh Produce Presented by RMB Talent Unlocked is a...

Conceal and Reveal

Following the global success of The Monogram Murders, international bestselling crime writer Sophie Hannah was commissioned by Agatha Christie Limited to write a second,...

June 2017

SA Mint

Celebrating our natural heritage

The South African Mint is one of many custodians and purveyors of South Africa’s heritage. The South African Mint has a long history in producing...
Nelson Mandela Bay

MBDA inspiring Arts in Nelson Mandela Bay

To find out more about Mandela Bay Development Agency’s (MBDA) role in the creative and cultural sector. Creative Feel spoke to Oyama Vanto, Project Leader...
King Kong

The Evolution of King Kong

Fifty-eight years after it was first staged in 1959, an ‘evolution’ of South Africa’s most significant, influential and iconic ‘all African jazz opera’, King...
King Kong

Cast announced for King Kong

Over half a century since the original production, the Fugard Theatre’s forthcoming, brand new production of the legendary South African musical, King Kong, is...

May 2017

Loot

LOOT: Mad About Jewelry returns with 54 Artists from 21 Countries

From April 4 through 8, 2017, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York presents LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, the annual exhibition and...
Dave Mann

Performing power in the local comedy scene

Written by Dave Mann: a freelance arts writer and co-editor of online publication, Ja. Magazine. ‘And then I said “Grandpa, I’m not doing that to grandma, she’s...
Strauss & Co

Strauss & Co’s Johannesburg sale spotlights a decade that changed everything

Strauss & Co’s forthcoming Johannesburg live sale includes a selection of important works by leading South African artists, including standout lots by stalwarts of the auction market, JH Pierneef,...
SA Mint

Krugerrand: Celebrating A Modern-Day Classic

The Krugerrand brand has become synonymous with gold coinage the world over since it was first introduced in South Africa on the 3rd July...

April 2017

Cradle of Creativty

Artlooks & Artlines: Cradle of Creativity

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. John Kani, Pretty Yende, Steven Cohen, Lara Foot,...
Unisa

Adjudicators Announced for Unisa National Voice Competition

Some of South Africa’s best voice teachers have confirmed their availability to serve on the panel of the Second Unisa National Voice Competition taking...
Standard Bank

The National Youth Jazz Festival turns 25

Alan Webster, from Stirling High School, East London, took over as Director of the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival in 2001. Creative Feel...
Stompie Selibe

Visual Jamming

As both a visual artist and musician, Daniel ‘Stompie’ Selibe uses improvisation, experimentation and discovery. In anticipation of his upcoming exhibition, Sound of Silence,...

February / March 2017

December 2016 / January 2017

November 2016

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Lehlogonolo Mashaba’s huge mural towers

Lehlogonolo Mashaba’s huge mural towers above visitors to the Absa Gallery at their head offices in Joburg.      Mashaba, whose work entitled Re-form VI,...
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...

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

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Nelo Teixeira’s mixed media

Nelo Teixeira, Untitled, mixed media, 180 x 61 cm. Image courtesy the artist and Adriano Maia Internacional. Angolan artist, Nelo Teixeira was born in...
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...

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...
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Ardmore ceramics

‘For 31 years the Ardmore artists and I have toiled away in KwaZulu-Natal, creating fanciful ceramics that have provided an income to feed many...
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,...

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...
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The Eiffel Tower on Mandela’s birthday

Originally intended as a temporary installation, the Eiffel Tower has become one of the most enduring symbols of France and the industrial age. (Pictured is...

June 2016

Naledi Theatre Awards

Nominees for the 14th annual Naledi Theatre Awards announced

The theatre world has been buzzing with anticipation and, as usual, the Naledi Theatre Awards are one of the highlights of the showbiz year.  ...

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...

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

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Nigerian artist Fred Martins

Nigerian artist Fred Martins uses art to trigger an emotional response in the viewer and to convey a serious message about climate change. The visual,...
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...

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...