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Helen Sincuba South African art culture artist magazine

The interdisciplinary language of Heidi Sincuba

Creativity @ Work is a monthly column written by Dave Mann, an editor and award-winning arts journalist. ‘Arriving in the Netherlands was shocking. Because I realised immediately, something I oddly enough had never experienced before: that I am African,’ explains multi-disciplinary artist and educator Heidi Sincuba

BASA Business Arts South Africa Ashraf Johaardien

Creative highways and digital byways

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. Spiking the lens in a clip

Lekgetho Makola q&a interview

Encore: Lekgetho Makola

Lekgetho Makola is the Head of Market Photo Workshop. His role is to lead and guide the strategic operational management and the artistic framework of programming of the organisation. Name three artworks that you love and why. A portrait photograph by Keorapetse Mosimane: Androgenia –

Mantombi Matotiyana CD review South African music

Songs of Greeting, Healing and Heritage

Mantombi Matotiyana, an uhadi and umrhubhe virtuoso, recently released her debut solo album Songs of Greeting, Healing and Heritage with Africa Open Institute’s newly launched record label. The following is extracted from the album liner notes, written by Ncebakazi Mnukwana, a lecturer in Music Education,

Julie Diphofa National Arts Council

Being business savvy doesn’t mean selling out

In navigating an arts and culture landscape characterised by exclusion and privilege, emerging South African artists need to acknowledge that developing entrepreneurial skills and positioning themselves as economic players is as integral to their practice as making art, writes Julie Diphofa. Over the years, artists

Editor's note editor-in-chief Creative Feel announcement news editor South Africa magazine

If not now, when?

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes – and ships – and sealing-wax – Of cabbages – and kings – And why the sea is boiling hot – And whether pigs have wings.” (Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking

RMB TAF Turbine Art Fair 2019 Illovo

RMB Turbine Art Fair 2019

The seventh edition of the RMB Turbine Art Fair (RMB TAF) is coming up next month, and will be the most substantial Fair yet. Since its inception in 2013, RMB TAF has grown extensively year on year, and will be held from 12 to 14

Views from the Studio Collection

Views from the Studio Collection

Views from the Studio Collection (2010/11) is inspired by the Woodstock and Cape Town Harbours, which were on view from the Imiso studio – at the time situated on the fourth floor of Flex Mor House in Woodstock.      Andile Dyalvane founded Imiso (meaning

Market Photo Workshop photography South Africa

Photography is a living language

One of the most progressive and boundary-breaking training institutions in South Africa, The Market Photo Workshop, is turning 30 this year. Creative Feel takes a look at the origins of this institution and how it has impacted the lives of over 1 000 young South

Gregory Maqoma Exist Exit Vuyani Dance Theatre

The power of storytelling Gregory Maqoma’s Exit/Exist

Gregory Maqoma explores his personal and national history as a descendant of the great Xhosa Chief Jongumsobomvu Maqoma with his timeless solo piece Exit/Exist for Africa Month 2019. ‘The theatre’s house lights fade to black and audience chatter quickly subsides. Music begins – a trance

Jill Richards Literary Landscapes piano performance win tickets

Joburg’s hidden musical treasures

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Sometimes the gold of Egoli can be found in the most inconspicuous places – like the one I visited one Sunday afternoon some weeks ago.      A private house

Market Theatre Laboratory South Africa

Permission to fail | Market Theatre Laboratory

Thirty years ago it was decided by Barney Simon and John Kani, the then managers of the world-renowned Market Theatre, that, as an extension of the company, it was important to create an inclusive laboratory type space where collaborative and experimental work could be given

Department Arts Culture Nicholas Hlobo

We are African: Celebrating Africa Day

On 25 May 1963, Africa made history with the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity, the precursor to the African Union. To commemorate this historical event, the month of May is celebrated as Africa Month and 25 May as Africa Day. This year, the

DITSONG Museums of South Africa District Six

Museums, Memorials and Monuments

June is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa, with a specific focus on 16 June in tribute to the school pupils who lost their lives during the 1976 Soweto Uprising. With this contribution to Creative Feel, Dr Noel Lungile Zwelidumile Solani of the DITSONG:

White Crow ballet movie film Cinema Nouveau Filmfinity

What’s on at Cinema Nouveau:  The White Crow

Director: Ralph Fiennes Starring: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann      A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an aeroplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not

Vrystaat Arts Festival

Something for everyone at Vrystaat Arts Festival

The Vrystaat Arts Festival has an enormous artistic offering in 2019. From flagship Afrikaans, English and Sesotho theatre and music productions to experimental dance, craft, sound art, visual art and live art, visitors are spoilt for choice. The Vrystaat Arts Festival is now one of

Reatile Moalusi Complexion Pigment Hue Molelo Wa Badimo Absa Gallery vitiligo

Reatile Moalusi: Complexion, Pigment and Hue

Reatile Moalusi’s latest solo exhibition Molelo Wa Badimo, which is on at the Absa Gallery until 14 June 2019, is centred around an appreciation and celebration of individuality. ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ isn’t just a saying – more and more, it

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