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Book Reviews: Love, death and exile

The Love Song of André Brink | By Leon de Kock | Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers | ISBN: 9781868427925 The Love Song of André Brink is the first biography of this major South African novelist who, during his lifetime, was published in over 30 languages

Oluwaseye Olusa photographer photography Africa Nomzamo Mbatha

Behind the lens with Oluwaseye Olusa

Creative Feel’s vibrant, yellow May cover featuring Nomzamo Mbatha, has been one of our most talked about, with many asking us who took the photograph. Creative Feel sat down with the photographer, Oluwaseye Olusa, to find out a bit more about him.  Creative Feel: Tell us

Indra Wussow Literary Landscapes

A decisive intervention into the world of readers

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Angels and Muse is a creative space par excellence. Founded by Nigerian artist Victor Ehikhamenor, it is the perfect space for our workshops on literary criticism and its role in

Beyond Binaries

Ashraf Johaardien goes beyond binaries

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Ashraf Johaardien, an award-winning playwright, performer and producer. He is the CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), and a PhD candidate with the Unit for Creative Writing, University of Pretoria.      I was asked to speak

Vuyani Dance Company Theatre South Africa

Vuyani Dance Theatre is building a new legacy

Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) undertakes to stay true to its resolve to remain at the top, if not the best, in the creative industry, to continue to develop dance, and for its practitioners to stand and be counted among the highest disciplines in the general

Kim Berman Artist Proof Studio printmaking

Encore: Kim Berman

Kim Berman has been recently appointed Professor in the Visual Art Department of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) at the University of Johannesburg and the Creative Feel team sends their congratulations for this well-deserved honour. She is, of course, also the co-founder

SAMRO music foundation bursary

Changing lives, one note at a time

With an overflowing fountain of talent available in our country, selecting SAMRO bursary recipients is always a challenge but these rising stars have shown the dedication, thought and unwavering commitment needed to become legendary in the field of music. It was musician Billy Joel who

Nelson Mandela’s return to his cell

Jürgen Schadeberg’s photograph of Mandela looking through the bars of his Robben Island Cell in 1994 was voted as one of the 50 most memorable images of the 20th century by The Photographers’ Gallery in London.      Jürgen Schadeberg was born in Berlin in

Michell Constant SA South African Mint commemorative coins

Commemorating democracy, freedom and culture

Constant & Cultural is a monthly column by Michelle Constant, CEO of The Constitution Hill Trust, a journalist, radio presenter, business leader and champion of the arts. When Neo Mahlangu’s name was announced at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, her grandmother started ululating, and the sound soared to

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Chernobyl: An eerie and ominous soundtrack

Chernobyl, a five-part miniseries co-production from HBO and Sky, dramatises the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history – and of the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. The series’ producers have utilised the power of

Cinema Nouveau Skin film movie South Africa entertainment whats on

What’s on at Cinema Nouveau: Skin

Director: Guy Nattiv Starring: Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Daniel Henshall Inspired by the remarkable true story of Bryon Widner (Jamie Bell) and based on the 2011 critically acclaimed MSNBC documentary Erasing Hate, Skin is a potent dramatic study of redemption and reinvention from Academy Award-nominated

Joburg Theatre Sarafina

Sarafina! the Broadway musical for Joburg Theatre

Joburg Theatre, in partnership with Keeloz Global Entertainment, will be restaging the internationally acclaimed Broadway hit musical Sarafina!. Directed by Nhlanhla Ngema and starring Noxolo Dlamini as Sarafina, it will be staged from 19 July to 11 August 2019 at the Joburg Theatre’s Mandela Stage.

Ophelia Forever Editors Letter Creative Feel Magazine July 2019

The vibrancy of the arts

Tammy Greer is a writer and Creative Feel’s recently appointed Editor. Welcome to our July issue! It’s hard to believe that we are already entering the second half of 2019.      The July issue is always one of my favourites to work on. For

DITSONG Museum South Africa Nelson Mandela day

Understanding Nelson Mandela: 1990 – 1993

DITSONG: Museums of South Africa (DMSA) celebrates Mandela Day on 18 July in Soshanguve and Mamelodi to support orphans and child-headed households. DMSA Education Officers give learners at Uthando Primary School in Soshanguve and Emasangweni Primary School in Mamelodi a museum experience they will never

RMB Turbine Art Fair TAF 2019 South African

What to expect at RMB Turbine Art Fair 2019

RMB Turbine Art Fair (RMB TAF) is a unique South African art collaboration that brings together galleries and artists from around the country to present and sell works. The event will be held from 12 – 14 July with a preview evening on 11 July.

Jake Singer Dave Mann artist South African

The art of staying still

Creativity @ Work is a monthly column written by Dave Mann, an editor and award-winning arts journalist. Jake Singer is always busy with something. When the Johannesburg-based sculptor and multimedia artist’s not working with his hands, it’s his mind that’s busying itself through books or conversation, and

Thomarts Gallery RMB Turbine Art Fair TAF 2019

Thomarts Gallery is at RMB Turbine Art Fair 2019

Intimations and Arrangements is a fresh, furious, innovative, pulsating and thought-provoking new body of work that Thomarts Gallery, an artist-owned studio-cum-art gallery, will be exhibiting at RMB Turbine Art Fair (TAF) 2019 at 10 Fricker Road, Illovo, from 11 to 14 July. Thomarts Gallery will

Olivié Keck Drop Dead Gorgeous Ophelia RMB Turbine Art Fair TAF

The vibrancy of colour

Olivié Keck’s vibrant artworks are as appealing to the eye as they are thought-provoking. Her most recent exhibition, Drop Dead Gorgeous, was accompanied by the Virtual Reality experience Ophelia Forever. We spoke to Keck to find out a bit more about her art, which you

Strauss & Co art auction house RMB Turbine Art Fair TAF

A Meeting of Minds: Louis Maqhubela and Douglas Portway

Strauss & Co is proud to present the third in a series of museum-quality exhibitions (Anton Taljaard: Pierneef, A Collector’s Passion (2017) and Life Force: The Still Lifes of Irma Stern (2018)) at RMB Turbine Art Fair (TAF), focusing this year on two prominent South

RMB Turbine Art Fair TAF Artist Proof Studio printmaking

Tomorrow’s rising art stars at Artist Proof Studio

Artist Proof Studio (APS) is an innovative and engaged community printmaking centre of excellence founded in 1991. The organisation focuses on all aspects of professional printmaking: creation, sales, training, and community engagement. Over the years, APS has built a positive reputation as the place to

Everard Read CIRCA South African art gallery

Art as a reflection of the times

Despite the turmoil that South Africa seems to constantly be in, our art and our artists are world-class and thriving. The excellence of the visual arts in our lovely country most fortunately still remains an area of human endeavour that continues to fascinate art enthusiasts

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