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9 Objects we loved in 2019

What would a new year be without a reflection on the previous one? The Creative Feel team thought we would welcome 2020 with a look at a few of the objects we loved in 2019: 9. Espresso cups by Zizipho Poswa of Imiso Ceramics in

Espresso cups by Zizipho Poswa of Imiso Ceramics in collaboration with The Trenery Guild

Espresso cups by Zizipho Poswa

Espresso cups by Zizipho Poswa of Imiso Ceramics in collaboration with The Trenery Guild Zizipho Poswa, co-founder of Imiso Ceramics, is the eleventh artist to join The Trenery Guild series of collaborators. For this collaboration, Poswa created a unique set of espresso cups. ‘I use

Crested Barbet African Robots Ralph Borland

African Robots

African Robots is a project initiated by Ralph Borland to intervene in street ‘wire art’ production in Southern Africa. It brings DIY electronics knowhow and cheap components to produce interactive and kinetic forms of work with African automatons such as birds, animals and insects. Have

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesdays and Thursdays

Wednesdays and Thursdays (and even some Fridays) with The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra at the Linder Auditorium in Parktown. Their Summer Season starts on 12 February 2020, with four incredible concerts lined up. This Season’s soloists still need to be confirmed, but you can expect conductors

Looking Back To Move Forward: Celebrating 20 Years of An Innovative Contemporary African Dance Company book

Vuyani Dance Theatre Book

Looking Back To Move Forward: Celebrating 20 Years of An Innovative Contemporary African Dance Company  To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Vuyani Dance Theatre are releasing a beautiful publication published by Creative Feel/DeskLink Media that outlines their incredible journey. Filled with photographs from the last two

Crochet colourful flowers Kim Sachs Projekt South African

Crocheted flowers by Projekt

Crocheted flowers by Projekt, photographed inside the Kim Sacks Gallery. PHOTO Leigh Forrest  Peta Becker brings an offbeat sensibility and independent creative vision to the work produced by her handmade-goods label Projekt. Becker left South Africa as a fine art graduate in 1978 to live

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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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

Object #welove Pablo Picasso The Bull 1945-46 cubism art

Pablo Picasso’s ‘The Bull’

Picasso’s drawings of bulls inspired Apple’s famously simple designs      ‘It takes a lot of hard work,’ Steve Jobs once said, ‘to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions.’      He was referring, of course,

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Thabisa Mjo’s Tutu 2.0 Pendant Light

The Tutu 2.0 Pendant Light by Thabisa Mjo was named the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa in 2018 by the Design Indaba.      It’s called the Tutu 2.0 Pendant Light because, according to the designer, it is an evolution of the iconic ballet

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It’s been one helluva year – again. We’ve seen Zuma resign as president, the DA go after its own people, Trump exercise his megalomania, the rise of racial tensions (as well as the petrol price) and the flaring of tempers. All while the Guptas fled

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Brett Murray’s gorilla

Brett Murray, The Visionary: Portrait/Self-Portrait, 2015. Bronze, 60 x 63 x 45 cm. Courtesy of Everard Read and Circa Galleries. Exhibited as part of his 2017 show Again Again, The Visionary: Portrait/Self-Portrait, the black bronze depicts a figure mimicking Murray’s own short, round form resting

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

Jake Michael Singer There is Humming in the Air

There is Humming in the Air

There is Humming in the Air, Jake Michael Singer, 2018. Stainless Steel 316L. Edition: 1. Photo courtesy Kalashnikovv Gallery.      Jake Michael Singer is an artist fascinated by spatial arrangements. Architecture therefore plays a predominant role in his work, capturing the way people interact

FRAI

FRAI

Claudi van der Merwe, who goes by FRAI, is a 22 year old aspiring artist and freelance graphic designer. Living in Wilderness in the Garden Route, she chases her dreams by trying her absolute best to get out there knowing that this is what she

Porky Hefer's "Endangered" series of pods

Porky Hefer’s “Endangered” series of pods

Renowned South African artist Porky Hefer recently exhibited his Endangered series of pods at Design Miami/Basel to benefit the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF).      The series of seating pods depicts endangered species, and features an orangutan, a polar bear, a sloth, a blue whale,

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

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Beverley Price’s raw enamel necklace

Beverley Price, who was the guest speaker at the awards ceremony and opening of the South African Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition recently, created this beautiful piece using wood, raw enamel, anodised aluminium, nuts and bolts, foiled images, silver chenier (tube).      For this work,

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Hugh Masekela’s trumpet

An object can have the power to transform lives! The trumpet given to a young Hugh Masekela by Louis Armstrong, a gift Father Trevor Huddleston had been instrumental in securing, did just that. In 1954, Father Trevor Huddleston bought a second-hand trumpet for a 14-year-old

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Angus Taylor’s sculpture “Sit en Staan”

Sit en Staan (Sit and Stand) by internationally renown sculptor, Angus Taylor. The work was auctioned at Aspire’s Contents of Deodar House Auction on 11 February, at R2 159 920. A minimum amount of R10 million from the proceeds of this entire auction will be

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Marianne Fassler’s latex neoprene coat

Performance artist Manthe Ribane in Marianne Fassler’s latex neoprene coat, inspired by the Ottoman kaftan and Japanese fashion label Comme Des Garçons. Shown as part of Marianne Fassler’s Spring/Summer 2017 range ‘CONSIDER(ED)’ at African Fashion International. PHOTO: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

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Sam Nhlengethwa’s goats

Sam Nhlengethwa has worked on a number of prints of goats, these are the second series of goat images that he has done at The Artists’ Press. The goats are beautifully drawn, at times reducing them to almost abstract forms. Goats are a useful metaphor

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Betty Evolves Hair series

Betty Evolves Hair series – a celebration of the Benny and Betty hairstyle, an African threading hairstyle using wool. Photographer: Thabo Matsepane Model: Nikiwa Dlove Hairstyle: Lebohang Motaung

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