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Annabell Lebethe DITSONG museum curator

Encore | Annabell Lebethe

Annabell Lebethe is the CEO of DITSONG: Museums of South Africa. Lebethe is well known for her leadership roles in the arts and culture sector, having led organisations such as the National Arts Council and the Market Theatre.  Name three artworks that you love and

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Gabrielle Goliath’s This song is for…

South African multimedia artist, gender advocate and now 2019’s Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for Visual Art, Gabrielle Goliath, brings her new work, This song is for… to Johannesburg. Following its successful run at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda, the work moves to

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

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

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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

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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

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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RMB showcases Edoardo Villa’s monumental Confrontation

Just before Youth Day this year, RMB’s Think Precinct in Sandton welcomed Edoardo Villa’s thought-provoking landmark sculpture Confrontation (1978), a fitting tribute to South Africa’s history and future and one of our most prolific and important sculptors. South Africa’s Creative Economy – that sector of

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

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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

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:

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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

Sue Pam Grant

Sue Pam-Grant is present

The Art of Performance is a monthly column written by Dave Mann, an editor and award-winning arts journalist. On a busy Saturday morning, theatre-maker, writer, and visual artist Sue Pam-Grant is inside her studio, quietly working away as she does most mornings. Outside, cars and trucks struggle up

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Encore: Ashraf Johaardien

Ashraf Johaardien is the recently appointed CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). He works closely with the new Chairperson, Charmaine Soobramoney, and the board to manage, drive and translate our organisational strategy and purpose into tangible outputs and engagement that create deliberate value

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