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The power of silence in protests

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. In an article in The Guardian on Friday 20 June 2014, theatre writer Jack Klaff wrote about the enduring power of South African protest theatre that ‘roared around the world, bringing pressure

Business and Arts South Africa BASA Ashraf Johaardien

Everything fits in the room

After two decades under the successful leadership of Nicola Danby and then Michelle Constant, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) will be helmed by Ashraf Johaardien from 1 March 2019. This is a real challenge for anyone to take on, but with his background in

Business and Arts South Africa BASA Michelle Constant

Thank you to a champion of the arts

After ten years as the CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), Michelle Constant will be pursuing other interests as of 1 March 2019. Her tenure has seen BASA achieve incredible successes and growth, and truly make a difference in the arts and culture

Ditsong museum

DITSONG: Museums of South Africa

Teacher, lecturer, political activist, family man and humble pragmatist. These are the traits of Robert Sobukwe as he is shown at an exhibition currently underway at DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History in Pretoria. Visitors will be able to glimpse the PAC founder from a


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, while concurrently curating one of the largest Corporate Art Collections globally. His present achievements include being appointed acting chief curator and

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), a community-based printmaking centre in Newtown, Johannesburg, and an associate professor in the department of Visual Arts at the University of

Literary Landsacpes

This place is no paradise

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation.      In the publication Jurmala, author Indra Wussow travelled down memory lane with her friend Ojars, capturing childhood memories of summers near Riga in Latvia. Being right here

Supporting businesses with the creative sector

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Michelle Constant, CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA).      Business and Arts South Africa is currently working in a diversity of countries in Africa. Of late we have been working with the British Council in Ethiopia. The

Artlooks & Artlines

Bra Willie: A poet whose words & wisdom will be in the breeze

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation.      It was a packed house at the John Kani Theatre at the Market Theatre complex when artists, politicians, academics, social activists and ordinary folk gathered to celebrate the life

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 and dance.      One of the most celebrated events on the Johannesburg calendar, Dance Umbrella 2018 presents a line-up of

Walter Meyer

Walter Meyer: Leaving tracks on the landscape

South African painter and graphic artist Walter Meyer passed away in December 2017 at age 52. He is remembered for his evocative portrayals of derelict buildings and strikingly atmospheric, simple towns and landscapes.      Born 31 January 1965 in Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, Walter

Experience the beauty of La Motte with Fleurs de La Motte

La Motte Wine Estate is renowned for the innovative ways in which it shares the estate’s fine wine, cuisine, historic charm and beautiful landscapes with guests to its Franschhoek address. Translated as The Flowers of La Motte and inspired by the fynbos on the mountainside

Candice Berman

Ingrid Bolton’s Reconnect

Cate Terblanche takes an in-depth look into Reconnect, an exhibition by award-winning visual artist Ingrid Bolton. Terblanche holds a Masters of Arts in Art History (Cum Laude). She is currently a lecturer in art history at Unisa, as well as being the art curator for

Steven Cohen

Steven Cohen: Living Art

Arts critic and academic, Robyn Sassen, provides a compelling, in-depth look into the life and work of visual and performance artist Steven Cohen.      Unafraid. That’s how you understand South African-born performance artist Steven Cohen when you look at the prolific body of work

Joburg Theatre

Woza Albert!

Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon’s Woza Albert! will enjoy a run at The Soweto Theatre from 22 February to 11 March 2018 and at the Joburg Theatre Fringe Theatre from 1 to 17 June 2018.      In the past year, young South

Editor's Note

Go well, Hugh Masekela

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine Ramapolo Hugh Masekela 4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018 This year has started on a very sombre note. We had to say goodbye to Keorapetse Kgositsile, South Africa’s only poet laureate, as well as the

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Angus Taylor’s sculpture “Sit en Staan”

Sit en Staan (Sit and Stand) by internationally renown sculptor, Angus Taylor. The work was auctioned at Aspire’s Contents of Deodar House Auction on 11 February, at R2 159 920. A minimum amount of R10 million from the proceeds of this entire auction will be

Drift Art

DriftArt: washed ashore and shaped by nature

Late last year FotoZA, a gallery in the Mall of Rosebank in Johannesburg dedicated to photographic fine art, presented DriftArt by Markus Wörsdörfer – a fascinating exhibition formed from early morning walks on a beautiful tropical beach in Zanzibar.      DriftArt looked at what

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