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Lehlogonolo Mashaba artist interview

SPOTLIGHT | Visual artist Lehlogonolo Mashaba

Lehlogonolo Mashaba is a Kwa-Thema-born artist who lives and works in Johannesburg. In his drawings and prints, Mashaba centres thought as the origin of life. In this way, he employs a confluence of texts, forms and lines in his work to construct figures that ultimately

Stanislaw Trzebinski Southern Guild sculpture exhibition

SPOTLIGHT | Visual artist Stanislaw Trzebinski

The Kenyan-born, Cape Town-based artist Stanislaw Trzebinski is best-known for his work in bronze. His work – collectable furniture and sculpture – is equal parts functional and fantastical, often-times drawing on the relationships and forms found in the natural world.   Trzebinski’s latest solo exhibition with

Richard ‘Specs’ Ndimande

SPOTLIGHT | Visual artist Richard ‘Specs’ Ndimande

Richard ‘Specs’ Ndimande is a Johannesburg-based artist whose work, which includes sculpture, drawing, painting, photography and mixed media, grapples with the contemporary and historical social ills present in South African society. Currently on show at Constitution Hill until 30 September 2022 is Freedom and Responsibility,

Eva Bartels Iman Isaacs Irma play Artscape theatre

SPOTLIGHT | Artist and theatremaker Eva Bartels

Taking place at The Norval Foundation from 1 – 3 July 2022 (after it’s run at Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre in May), Irma is a multimedia theatre play about the life and work of South African painter, Irma Stern, addressing the complexity of image-making. The

Comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout Spotlight Q&A interview

SPOTLIGHT | Comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout

Many will remember how South African performer and stand-up comic Schalk Bezuidenhout kept the nation entertained (‘Feeling good! Feeling positive!’) during the more difficult days of the pandemic through his musings on everyday life under lockdown. His comedy show, Feeling Good was later born from

Filmmaker Claude Marcos interview

SPOTLIGHT | Filmmaker and music producer Claude Morcos

Filmmaker Claude Morcos has released his most recent film project, Awning, a short film bringing together an unlikely (digital) collaboration of creatives from South Africa, Egypt, Bulgaria and the USA.  Speaking on the project, Morcos says: “The short film was a challenge for many reasons, not

Sizwe Sama Sibisi art

SPOTLIGHT | Visual artist Sizwe Sama

Sizwe Sama Sibisi is a visual artist from KwaZulu-Natal. Originally trained as a nurse, he now works as a full-time artist after teaching himself about art through the local library and the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg. Living the dream. Sizwe Sama. 2021. Family, friendship

Jessica Bosworth interview

SPOTLIGHT: Visual artist Jessica Bosworth Smith

Jessica Bosworth Smith is a contemporary painter from Cape Town. Working mainly with gouache, Bosworth Smith’s work is charged with whimsy and colour, drawing viewers into rich interiors and fanciful, far-flung worlds.  She was named one of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives of 2017, was

Cinthia Binene Sifa interview

Artist spotlight: Meet visual artist Cinthia Binene Sifa

Cinthia Binene Sifa is a visual artist born in DRC (Lubumbashi) and currently living in Johannesburg. She is completing her third year at the Artist Proof Studio. Cinthia Sifa’s artistic expressions are a series of ongoing explorations of the perceptions and misconceptions of beauty. She

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