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John Meyer’s The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela

Like a clock, his life comes full circle in Meyer’s art When we walked into the Circa Gallery this morning, the first painting that depicted Nelson Mandela’s life is one of him playing with two other children on grassland in what we imagine is the soil of the Eastern Cape. And like the hands of […]Read More

Joshy O’Hook and his music of love and unity

Joshy O’Hook brings his love for a woman and sentimental gifts for us in his EP Lifestyle Zulu Boy A young man from Nigeria, who now wakes up to birds chirping and the sounds of tires moving on the roads of Cape Town, brings his own plate of music to the table where we share […]Read More

54 Minutes to sit and to paint: a playlist

Our playlist this week SA Creatives has decided to curate weekly playlists that you can sit and listen to. For this week, we put together an ensemble of jazz and soulful music that sounds like a Sunday in your garden with a paintbrush. Or an evening with a book while you drink a glass of […]Read More

Letlhogonolo Masipa on his creative expression in his films

In conversation with Letlhogonolo Masipa We spoke to Letlhogonolo Masipa, a Film and TV student born in Limpopo on his films and what his creative work means to him. Letlhogonolo describes himself as a black outer-national contemporary South African creative. His films are his tool of narration that recites the stories, told and untold, of […]Read More

Vogue Nights Jozi, Be There

Tutu Zondo on Vogue Nights Jozi Johannesburg, Jozi, Gauteng Maboneng is a concrete jungle where creativity is king. It rules our minds, it lives within our bodies and it is present in everything we emit. There is life in Johannesburg. All that is dead rises. All that breathes lives, even when the sun is resting. […]Read More

Knitting Superman

Mary Sibande’s Sophie Mary Sibande’s work tells the tales of our mothers who spend the days of their lives being selfless and all loving beings. When I first read about her work, I was sitting at the back of my visual art class in my matric year and felt seen; I felt seen through the […]Read More

A fashion doccie ft Urban Zulu, Klipa Denim and Mmuso

Creation is personal We watched a fashion documentary focused on how what we create comes from a place deep within, a portal that holds our memories, where we come from, what inspires us and everything else that makes us who we are. The film explores the creative and personal process of Urban African designers of […]Read More

A snippet of the Stadio Design School Lookbook

The future is fashion Students today, icons forever. The Stadio Design Fashion School 2021 fashion show turned lookbook is a space that showcases the life that the young designers give to their garments. What we appreciated when we were in that space is the vast expression. No two designers portrayed their passion and the story […]Read More

See faces, create faces, submit faces

The 2021 Portrait Award by Rust en Vrede Gallery Portraiture has played an incredibly significant role in art. It has shaped movements and has opened the doors for artistic expression and narration countless times. Many of us first learn to draw faces. We are taught to use lines to portray the one thing we see […]Read More