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Celebrations and success

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine With the current doom and gloom of accusations, suspensions and the Minister of Arts and Culture’s intervention being so gleefully reported in newspapers on on social media platforms, now is the time to look at the

Aspire Art Auctions

Collector’s case study: William Kentridge

Every month, the MD of Aspire Art Auctions, Ruarc Peffers, contributes a column on the business of collecting and investing in art. When starting out, many young collectors want a crystal ball. Of course, many simply want to collect art that they believe in and that moves

Anne-Sophie Mutter

A moving account of an extraordinary artistic friendship

To mark Krzysztof Penderecki’s eighty-fifth birthday Deutsche Grammophon is releasing a double album showcasing a number of the composer’s works for violin and piano or violin and orchestra. All of them feature the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, whose name is closely associated with that of Penderecki.

Erika Wessels’ rainbow beads earrings

Rainbow beads earrings by Erika Wessels, available from Tinsel Gallery. Tinsel was chosen as the Featured Designer of the jewellery pavilion at this year’s Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. ‘This year’s theme was “a return to making” which we were very happy to get behind, since we have

#ArtMyJozi

#ArtMyJozi: The JDA and Trinity Session continue to bring art to Johannesburg

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), lead implementing agent of the City of Johannesburg, has appointed the Trinity Session as curator/coordinator for all placemaking processes: emphasising collective community oriented artistic projects for the next three years. With an emphasis on community-level co-production and collective participatory design

Bohemian Rhapsody Queen Freddie Mercury

Becoming Freddie: A new Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Mercury defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their

Universal Music

Peaceful Music: A new playlist for the mindful listener

Universal Music Group recently launched the new, ever-evolving Peaceful Music playlist on Apple Music. This is the first playlist brand to be co-created by Universal Music Group in conjunction with Apple Music and a host of leading artist ambassadors.      Peaceful Music is a

Vuyani week Rise

Rise, a story of hope

For the first time since 2014, Gregory Maqoma will present a work at Vuyani Week in 2018. As is to be expected from the acclaimed choreographer, the piece is one which will spark dialogue and potentially change the way we think of the future. With

Kyle Shepherd Igshaan Adams

The activity of sound: Art and music

The Art of Performance is a monthly column written by Dave Mann, an editor and award-winning arts journalist. When it comes to pieces of performance or visual art such as dance and theatre, or media such as sculpture, painting or film, music is often seen as

Rosemary Nalden Buskaid Encore Interview

Encore: Rosemary Nalden

Rosemary Nalden is currently the founder and director of Buskaid, a music academy in Soweto offering high-quality string teaching to local children and youth. Before she started Buskaid, Nalden worked in London and internationally as a freelance viola player for many well-known ensembles and orchestras

Ismail Mahomed

Market Photo Workshop wins international accolade

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. The 29-year-old Market Photo Workshop, founded by the late David Goldblatt, has been announced as the winner of the prestigious 2018 Principal Prince Claus Award. The Award honours outstanding achievements in the

Indra Wussow

Across disciplinary boundaries

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. ‘There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way, and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is

John Vusi Mfupi Candice Berman Contemporary

Paper improvisations in colour

Artist and PhD candidate Kolodi Senong examines John Vusi Mfupi’s artistic practice, with a particular focus on his most recent works. Poet, artist and philosopher Lefifi Tladi’s insistence that works of art have an intricate idiom that artists themselves often struggle to apprehend seems to

Cape Town City Ballet Debbie Turner

Exciting times ahead for Cape Town ballet

Debbie Turner, one of the South African dance community’s most respected names, has been announced as the new CEO of Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) and took up her post on 1 October. Turner’s contributions to dance are enormous. She is the executive and artistic

Profeti della Quinta

The Profeti are coming

In high demand in America, England, Europe and the East, Profeti della Quinta will be performing in Cape Town and Johannesburg this November – their first performance in the Southern Hemisphere. It was a freezing December in Berlin, 2016. A number of top choirs from

MTN Foundation University of Johannesburg UJ conversations

The MTN Foundation & UJ Continue Conversations

Last year, the University of Johannesburg and MTN Foundation were Shifting Conversations, this October they have brought even more artworks out of both institutions’ collections for an exhibition and development programme titled Continuing Conversations. What is the purpose of a carefully collected and well-looked-after art

Nonceba Tshepang Joburg Theatre

Nonceba Constance Didi on plunging into her role in Tshepang

Nonceba Constance Didi plays Ruth in Tshepang: The Third Testament, a haunting and uplifting masterpiece of redemption by world-renowned playwright, director and producer, Lara Foot. Creative Feel did a Q&A with the actress about her inspiring role. You have performed the role of Ruth in Tshepang so many times over

Josh Groban

Josh Groban: Bridges

Internationally renowned singer, songwriter and actor, Josh Groban, has entertained fans across the globe for the last two decades with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (selling more than 30 million worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. His instantly recognisable voice is

Kuni: Handcrafted Natural Perfection

Kuni: Handcrafted Natural Perfection

Kuni‘s sustainable sourced raw materials are made with master craftsmanship and passion – honouring the natural elements of each individual piece. As the countdown to the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair begins, we asked the team to give us a little bit information about their craft. What we do:

Richard Bosman

A charcutier extraordinaire

As the countdown to the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair begins, Creative Feel sat down with Richard Bosman of Richard Bosman’s Quality Cured Meats to find out a bit more about the charcuterie whose cured meats are in high-demand among chefs and gourmets alike. Creative Feel:

Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

A return to making

From 12 to 14 October, the rooftop of Hyde Park Corner will be transformed into a mecca of design, food and wine from the best artisans on the African continent. Now in its ninth year, the 2018 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair (SHMC) will celebrate a

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