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FNB JoburgArtFair

Encore: Mandla Sibeko

Mandla Sibeko is Director of the FNB JoburgArtFair and Founder of Seed Capital Ventures. Name one artist you would love to meet. Marlene Dumas What are you reading at the moment? Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert, it’s a brilliant book about

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 and this new series. In the same way that humans have looked for patterns to aid their survival, so art critics

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 each other and a host of local and international volunteer performing artists, educators, and mentors. In 2014, the NAC and ICRD

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 and heritage in South Africa. The National Heritage Council and Market Theatre Foundation share their well-wishes for the NAC. Over the

Michele Mathison

Michele Mathison’s States of Emergence

Earth formations and the impact of human economic activity on the terrestrial landscape are at the heart of Michele Mathison’s latest solo exhibition, States of Emergence, which took place at WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery in Johannesburg recently. The extraction and transportation of gigantic shards of stone, across


SAMRO Scholarships Semi-finalist pursuing Masters in USA

SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Semi-finalist, Neil Robertson, is to pursue his Masters at the University of Michigan, USA. Neil has been the only organist chosen for this year’s SAMRO Overseas Scholarships competition for Keyboard Players, is certainly an exceptionally gifted musician. In 2016, he graduated with

Power or Powerlessness – A World Out of Joint

Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) and steptext dance project will delve into the nuances of power in a bi–continental (Africa and Europe) dance collaboration, Out of Joint, opening at the Fringe at Joburg Theatre on Thursday 17 August 2017. Multi-award winning and internationally celebrated choreographer Gregory


Artist Proof Studio

What will be the focus of your stand at FNB JoburgArtFair and how do you aim to use it as a ‘platform’ for artists? Artist Proof Studio (APS) has the honour of showcasing the two latest magnificent works by William Kentridge derived from his monumental


The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios

What will be the focus of your stand at FNB JoburgArtFair and how do you aim to use it as a ‘platform’ for artists?  The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios will present the David Koloane Award – Artist Writers Mentorship. The award is a celebration of the


Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery

The Friends of Johannesburg Art Gallery (FOJ) was formalised in 1973 when its Articles of Association as a Not for Gain Company was lodged. This formalisation was spearheaded by two very powerful women, Dr Thelma Gutsche and Mrs Hettie Finger. There had always been a


Kuenyehia Trust For Contemporary Art

The Kuenyehia Trust for Contemporary Art with was set up in 2014 by Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia to promote and advance contemporary art with particular emphasis on contemporary art of Ghanaian and African origin. What will be the focus of your stand at FNB JoburgArtFair and how


M Studio Community

What will be the focus of your stand at FNB JoburgArtFair and how do you aim to use it as a ‘platform’ for artists? M Studio Community has curated a group showcase for our stand at the FNB JoburgArtFair 2017. The works are focused around


The Market Photo Workshop

What will be the focus of your stand at FNB JoburgArtFair and how do you aim to use it as a ‘platform’ for artists? The Market Photo Workshop’s stand at the 2017 FNB JoburgArtFair will launch the inaugural Market Photo Workshop Alumnus Prize. The Photo


Orange Babies

Orange Babies’ projects focus on the vulnerable children and women in our country via education and guidance for pregnant HIV positive mothers. Orange Babies was established in 1999 by Senegalese creative, Baba Sylla. Working in the world of fashion, art and design in Europe, he


NWU Gallery

NWU Gallery The NWU Gallery has been a leading voice and space on the NWU Potchefstroom Campus, providing a creative environment that is vibrantly inclusive and transformative. It furthers these ideals through its many projects with a strong focus on upliftment, community development and educational


SA Mint

What will be the focus of your stand at FNB JoburgArtFair and how do you aim to use it as a ‘platform’ for artists? The Krugerrand stand at the art fair will focus on celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic coin. The Krugerrand has


Moonlight magic at RMB Starlight Classics 2017

Moonlight magic at RMB Starlight Classics 2017 Please join us for an evening of music and magic under the African stars at the Country Club Johannesburg. Three South African tenors, Siyabonga Maqungo, July Zuma and Sunnyboy Dladla return to South Africa to perform with: Karen

Ruann Coleman

RE-collecting and RE-membering

Ruann Coleman’s recent solo exhibition Certain Lengths at SMAC Gallery attracted great interest and confirmed once again his status as one of South Africa’s most promising artists. After last year’s success as one of the featured artists at the FNB JoburgArtFair, SMAC Gallery will again

Zoe Whitley

Truth, or some other abstraction

This year’s FNB JoburgArtFair marks the milestone of a decade of sustained engagement with contemporary artistic practice. ‘This has meant showcasing the work of artists not only from Johannesburg, but those based throughout South Africa, across the continent and beyond. Through the successive curated programmes

Phenomenal woman

Phenomenal Women

For Women’s Month in August, The Playhouse Company will present its famed South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF). Marking the Company’s twenty-first Festival, the event is themed ‘phenomenal woman’ to commemorate South African women in all aspects of life – in the arts and live

Lina Iris Viktor

She poses with defiance

British-Liberian, multidisciplinary artist Lina Iris Viktor will be represented by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery at FNB JoburgArtFair this September. Lina Iris Viktor is a conceptual and performance artist, and painter living between London and New York. The multidisciplinary approach to her work weaves disparate materials and

If you want the job done, give it to a woman

The Department of Small Business Development will once again be supporting the participation of 20 visual artists at this year’s FNB JoburgArtFair. As a media partner to the fair, Creative Feel decided to find out more about the Department and about the woman in charge,

South African Art Collective

The South African Art Collective

The Department of Small Business Development will be supporting the participation of 20 visual artists at the FNB JoburgArtFair. The exhibition will be curated by Senzeni Marhasela and assisted by protégé curator, Zodwa Tunani from the Walter Sisulu University. Creative Feel spoke to two of the participating

Zyma Amien

Paying Homage

Last year’s Sasol New Signatures winner, Cape Town-based artist, 54-year-old Zyma Amien, is currently preparing for her solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum in September 2017. In addition to walking away with R100 000 in prize money as the 2016 Sasol New Signatures winner,

Literary Landscapes

An Army of Invisible Characters

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Venturing onto the beach, I often wonder about the books people choose to spend time with. There were some years when everybody read the novels of Dan Brown and

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