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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

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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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Pop icons, paraphernalia and shifting paradigms

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Ashraf Johaardien, an award-winning playwright, producer and arts manager. He took up the role of CEO at Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) in March 2019. ‘A bridge must be built between the visionary and the decision-maker,

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What’s on at Cinema Nouveau: Red Joan

Director: Trevor Nunn Starring: Dame Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes, Stephen Campbell Moore In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Dame Judi Dench) lives in contented retirement. Then, suddenly, her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has

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The Color Purple returns to Joburg Theatre

Joburg Theatre and producer Bernard Jay are proud to announce the ‘bon voyage’ season of the musical The Color Purple. It will return to Joburg Theatre’s The Mandela stage prior to the all-South African company taking its acclaimed production on tour to Europe and Asia.

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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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A winter tale

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Winter on the island of Sylt can be a lonely affair. A far cry from the loud beaches of summer, the wanderer at the sea is alone – an almost

SA Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition 2019

SA Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition 2019

The University of Johannesburg Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) Gallery, Creative Feel and the Contemporary Jewellery Forum congratulate Marlene de Beer, the winner of the annual 2019 SA Contemporary Jewellery Awards. Marlene de Beer is a jewellery lecturer at the Durban University of
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‘The tension between self and the world’

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. The recent Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) Arts and National Development Imbizo – Rethinking the Positioning of

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21 Years of Curating the Cube at UJ

It is a beautifully warm autumn afternoon when we meet Annali Cabano-Dempsey, curator of the UJ Art Gallery. As always, the University of Johannesburg’s Art Centre is busy with students, but Cabano-Dempsey exudes calm in the hustle and bustle. With just over two decades of curatorship, this

Vuyani Dance Theatre Company

Employment creation: a mission possible

Over the past 20 years, Vuyani Dance Theatre has endeavoured to afford young people from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to excel in dance while developing a new generation of dancers, dance teachers and choreographers. Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) has expanded its contemporary dance vocabulary of

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5 iconic South African tourism monuments

South African history requires a revisiting wherein the citizens tell stories and record their memories, draw experience from others on the African continent, create a heritage for future generations that unites humanity, and build a future society that does not fail to recognise the contribution
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Antifragile – South Africa at the Venice Biennale

In his novella Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, Geoff Dyer provides a withering exposé of the Venice Biennale. It is not its status as the ultimate showcase of the world’s nation-based art offerings that captures Dyer’s attention, but the debauched and decadent culture that

58th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale Creative Feel 2019

Interesting times for South African art

For over 120 years, the Venice Biennale has been the most prestigious international art exhibition in the world and this year South Africa is once again part of it. The 58th International Art Exhibition, which is curated by Ralph Rugoff and titled May You Live

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What’s on during Africa Month at DITSONG?

DITSONG: Museums of South Africa’s vast collections at its various museums offer an exciting way to celebrate Africa Month this May. Africa Day celebrates the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 25 May 1963. The objectives of the OAU included the celebration

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A unique experience

Casta Diva Boutique Hotel, nestled high on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg, is like no other hotel. The 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

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Collector’s Focus: Nudes in the Sanlam Art Collection

 The latest exhibition in Norval Foundation’s Collector’s Focus series, Nudes in the Sanlam Art Collection, provides an insightful glimpse into Sanlam’s renowned, decades-old collection. Norval Foundation’s Collector’s Focus is a series of exhibitions and talks that highlight the role of collectors of visual art and

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Empowering the creative economy

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is committed to optimising the creative industries’ impact on social and economic growth and has implemented many programmes since the advent of democracy that try to do so. Creative Feel reviews some of the DAC’s latest programmes, all

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Brett Bailey’s Samson

Third World Bunfight’s newest production, Samson, is a sensuous, poetic and thought-provoking dance-music-theatre piece set in a dystopian contemporary context of political extremism, inequality, human displacement and violence. Creative Feel spoke to writer, designer and director Brett Bailey to find out a bit more. Beyond

Nomzamo Mbatha

Nomzamo Mbatha: Strong, confident and humanitarian

Nomzamo Mbatha is an award-winning South African film and television actress, human rights activist, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, brand ambassador, businesswoman, and a glowing representative for Africa on the global stage. When we were searching for a cover model to represent both Africa Day and South

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