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Cyrus Kabiru

Cyrus Kabiru project, C-Stunners

Cyrus Kabiru was born in 1984 in Nairobi, Kenya, where he currently lives and works. Cyrus Kabiru is best known for refashioning waste and recycled materials into various forms as a humorous critique of contemporary living within Kenya. He is a self-taught sculptor, who has

Nicholas Hlobo

A place to call his own: In studio with Nicholas Hlobo

In the bustling residential-turned-arts-hub of Lorentzville, there stands an old blue building. It used to be a synagogue, although no one’s practised their faith there for some time now. Well, not in the conventional sense at least. For the past few years, the building has

Dave Mann Fashion

The fashion retailers are at it again

The Art of Performance is a monthly column written by Dave Mann, an editor and award-winning arts journalist. In case you missed the headlines or the social media activity, Swedish multinational clothing-retail company H&M recently took American graffiti writer Revok to court after using one of

Stephan Welz

An auction house with a rich history

In 1968, Reinhold Cassirer, a German collector, dealer and the husband of Nadine Gordimer, one of South Africa’s most celebrated authors and the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, started Sotheby’s South Africa, now known as Stephan Welz & Co., in Braamfontein in central

KKNK 2018

Public artworks mark a new dawn in Oudtshoorn

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation.   The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK National Arts Festival) debuted in 1994 with the dawn of Nelson Mandela’s Rainbow Nation but for several years after that, the Festival had a checkered history

Indra Wassow

The age of senescence or the decay of a spa town

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. A dark and cloudy afternoon in March… it is still winter, barren trees line the railway line. The advent of spring feels like a promise denied its fulfilment. A

A global music and arts experience

The Soweto brand is globally recognised and revered for what it represents: history, rebellion, strength, and the perseverance of beautiful people. If one dives under the blanket of the brand, layers beyond the obvious, you’ll find the fuel of Soweto, pure artistic passion, and creativity.

Aspire SA art market

The development of value in the SA art market

Many who are tempted to begin collecting art, or who are expanding existing collections, want to know how to ’read’ the art market. When they invest money in an art collection, the key question often is: will my art appreciate in value over time? The

JPO Winter Season

The JPO Winter Season

The music has not stopped for our great musicians of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra at the Linder Auditorium in Parktown, the home of the JPO. After the much-celebrated relaunch in August last year, the concert hall is full and an enthusiastic audience is giving its

Encore: Daniel Van Der Merwe

Encore: Daniel Van Der Merwe

Daniel van der Merwe is a professional architect. He is part of the PPC team as an innovator. Van der Merwe is the chief curator of the PPC Imaginarium, one of SA’s largest art and design support platforms. He initiated the annual AZA (ArchitectureZA) Conference

An unseen and thrilling Preller to go on sale at Strauss & Co

An extraordinary portrait by sought-after painter Alexis Preller depicting Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, will go on sale at Strauss & Co’s auction on 4 June in Johannesburg.      The undated painting, executed in Preller’s signature intaglio style and acquired directly from

Cross The Bridge

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine      Whatever you do, cross the Nelson Mandela Bridge into Newtown during May and June to join in the celebration of the life and work of our great South African playwright Athol Fugard. James Ngcobo,

Londiwe Khoza, grappling with Gaga

Rays of Tel Aviv sunshine stream in from the skylights, illuminating the studio where Batsheva’s The Young Ensemble, the junior troupe of Israel’s renowned Batsheva Dance Company, rehearses daily. Londiwe Khoza, 23, stands alert amid the international assortment of preternaturally talented dancers. Together, the group

MTN Bushfire 2018: even more fire!

Winner of the African Best Responsible Event Award in 2017, hailed by CNN as one of the ‘seven African music festivals you really have to see’, and listed by BBC as a ‘Top African Festival’, MTN Bushfire can now add a new accolade to this

Casta Diva

A Unique Experience

Casta Diva Boutique Hotel, nestled on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg, is like no other hotel. Guests are met at the parking area and shown to reception with a warm, welcoming smile. The property itself (just under two hectares of lush, green garden) is

Athol@86

Athol@86: A celebration of Athol Fugard at the Market

In celebration of the 86th birthday of legendary playwright Athol Fugard, the Market Theatre will present the Athol@86 Season from 4 May to 15 July 2018. Creative Feel spoke to Artistic Director of the Market Theatre, James Ngcobo about the season and the two plays

Athol@86

An incredible, powerful, eternal journey

John Kani, who will play Simon the gravedigger in The Train Driver at the Market Theatre this May, has been working and collaborating with Fugard since the genesis of their careers. Creative Feel spoke to the acclaimed actor, director and playwright.      ‘I met

Athol@86

A uniquely human perspective

Charmaine Weir-Smith is an award-winning actress, director and writer who has performed in and directed over 40 theatre productions. She will bring her skill as a storyteller to The Train Driver, directing John Kani and Dawid Minnaar in Athol Fugard’s powerful piece. Creative Feel sat

PPC Imaginarium Awards

A penetrating work on urban soccer wins overall prize

At a gala event held at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery on the evening of 4 April 2018, upcoming young artist Chris Soal was announced as the overall winner of the PPC Imaginarium Awards 2018. The 24-year-old sculptor, a fine arts graduate from the

PPC Imaginarium

PPC Imaginarium Jewellery Winner: Aleks Ashton

Winner: Aleks Ashton Runner-up: Daniella Sachs      Aleks Ashton’s Tiara of the Heart and Head showcases the lightweight quality of concrete as well as its potential to accompany traditional jewellery materials, amplifying their glamour while conveying its own beauty. The design is inspired by

Phumulani Ntuli

PPC Imaginarium Film Winner: Phumulani Ntuli

Winner: Phumulani Ntuli Phumulani Ntuli’s essay film, Tied Rope, explores performative gestures within an architectural environment as well as diverse vernacular actions produced by the users of the space. The thematics of oral history, narration, the poetics of the body and public space are approached

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