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Albertina Sisulu – A spirit that binds two countries

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. The city of Reggio Emilia in Italy may not be as well known to South Africans as Rome, Milan or Venice, but its claim to fame is as the birthplace of the

Encore Ruarc Peffers Aspire Art Auctions q&a

Encore: Ruarc Peffers

Ruarc Peffers is the MD of Aspire Art Auctions. He graduated with a BA (Fine Art) from Michaelis, UCT, after which he started working in the art auction industry under Stephan Welz and Sotheby’s stewardship. Later, Peffers completed an MSc in history, curating and criticism

Justus Frantz pianist conductor

Justus Frantz

Not only is the music back in Johannesburg as Bongani Tembe, chief executive and artistic director of the Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestras, promised, but there is also a flourishing of great artistic collaboration between South African musicians and international visiting artists. At the second

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Art and activism in ‘paradise’

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. The scorching sun burns the dusty field in front of the Manik Bumi Foundation in Lovina Beach, a suburb of Singaraja in the north of Bali. This barren corner

Everyone is Present Terry Kurgan

Everyone is Present

In this fascinating portrait of a family, Terry Kurgan, a well-known South African artist/photographer, uses the medium of writing for a series of meditations on photography that give us startling insights into how photographs work: what they conceal, how they mislead, and what provocations they

Sculpture Gardens South Africa

5 of the most stunning sculpture gardens in South Africa

South Africa has some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, enticing both local and international tourists. The combination of our natural fauna and flora and exceptional fine art sculptures creates magical spaces for visitors to escape into and explore. Local and international

Vuyani Dance Theatre

Introducing talent to the creative economy

As part of its social missions, Vuyani Dance Theatre works within communities to develop dance talent, both at a school level and by training post-matric youth through its sought-after year-long in-house dance training programme. Vuyani Dance Theatre’s (VDT) training programme provides intense training in dance

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Ingrid Bolton: Cellular

Ingrid Bolton’s latest solo show, Reconnect Cubed, showed recently at Berman Contemporary in Sandton. Ashraf Jamal spoke to the artist about her practice, through which she expresses concerns ranging from climate change to cable theft. It is when I leave Ingrid Bolton’s studio, poised in

Vaal University of Technology VUT

Enriching communities through art

Giving back to our families, to our communities, and to society at large is the essence of the Zulu saying, Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu (a person is a person through other persons), which is core to my life and a slogan that I live by, writes

Standard Bank Young Artist Awards SBYA 2019

Standard Bank toasts 35 years!

Since its inception almost four decades ago, one national award has come to be regarded as the ultimate accolade for young South African arts innovators on the cusp of greatness. The latest list of winners of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards for 2019 proves

Norval Foundation Sculpture Garden

South Africa’s new art destination

When Norval Foundation opened in Steenberg, Cape Town on 28 April 2018, art and culture enthusiasts and the public alike gained access to a new space dedicated to showcasing art exhibitions with global appeal, in an environment that also fosters an appreciation for nature. Adjacent

Aspire Art Auctions

Aspire Art Auctions in breakthrough year

Every month, the MD of Aspire Art Auctions, Ruarc Peffers, contributes a column on the business of collecting and investing in art. 2018 proved a momentous year for the South African fine art auction market, and for Aspire Art Auctions, its newest entrant, in particular.      The

University of Pretoria sculpture museum

Museums beyond walls

When walking across the Hatfield Campus at the University of Pretoria (UP), one does not only pass beautiful historic buildings with noteworthy architectural features, but also a diversity of contemporary sculptures and other works of art. These public sculptures and artworks often go unnoticed, yet

Another annus horribilis?

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine Is it really a year ago that I wrote the last December/January editor’s note? It seems to have been just yesterday and many friends, colleagues and clients feel the same about the fast pace of time.

Live-stream performance Art technology

Live-stream performance: Art and tech

The Art of Performance is a monthly column written by Dave Mann, an editor and award-winning arts journalist. Earlier this year, I enjoyed the strange experience of watching a live theatrical performance play out from multiple angles and perspectives just a metre or two away from

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Some December contemplation…

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Michelle Constant, CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). As we move into the final throes of what has been, for many, a true annus horribilis, most of us are looking to December as a time to pause, to

Aunty Merle Joburg Theatre Johannesburg

Aunty Merle comes to Joburg

Popular comedian Marc Lottering’s most beloved alter ego, Aunty Merle Abrahams, sashays onto the stage for the first time in Johannesburg with Aunty Merle, The Musical from 1 February to 3 March 2019 on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre. Written by comedian Marc Lottering

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden South Africa

Sculpting a garden

Dylan Lewis is widely recognised as one of the world’s foremost sculptors of the animal form, particularly of big cats. But over the past decade, he has carved out a new space in the form of the magnificent seven-hectare Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden in Stellenbosch,

Cape Town Opera People of Nyalashishi

Cape Town Opera’s The People of Nyalashishi

Cape Town Opera’s Youth Development and Education Department recently embarked on an evocative new project with young learners in Khayelitsha and Stellenbosch: The People of Nyalashishi (a fictitious place, meaning ‘People of the Soil’). The new musical production evoked memories and stories of San and

V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town attracts roughly 24 million visitors each year and is most frequently thought of as a shopping destination, with Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, the Watershed, Alfred Mall, the Clock Tower, Dry Dock District, Breakwater and, its most recent addition, the

Mark Read Everard Read Sculpture South Africa foundries bronze

Sculptures for the world at large

Tamaryn Greer and Lore Watterson of Creative Feel spoke to Mark Read, director of Everard Read Gallery, about his passion for sculpture and his role as a mentor to South Africa’s top sculptors. It’s a warm day, so Mark Read suggests we sit on the

Illustrated books for young creatives

Illustrated books for young imaginations

The Brave Turtle | By BD Harris | Illustration by Megan Bird | Publisher: Imagnary House | ISBN: 9780639934389      Having collaborated with the NSRI for this innovative fundraising and awareness initiative over a number of months, the intention was to bring to life

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