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Meet Artist Meshack “Shakes” Tembani

With a distinctive, stylized and almost naïve technique, he invites viewers to contemplate the beautiful in the seemingly ordinary by using bold and flat colours. Meshack “Shakes” Tembani grew up in the New Crossroads township (Cape Town) where he still lives and works.   From a young age, Shakes loved art and started exploring different avenues of expression in a variety […]Read More

StateOfTheArt Gallery Award 2020 Announced

StateOfTheART is on a mission to uncover the next art superstar in South Africa and is offering one talented rising artist a R20 000 cash award and solo exhibition. The StateoftheART Gallery Award – a visual arts prize for emerging South African artists has been announced, as well as the upcoming solo exhibition of 2019 […]Read More

Meet Mixed Media Artist Fadiel Hermans

Hermans has a uniquely rich narrative style of painting that leads the viewer through a multitude of storylines, which are more than often evasive and open-ended, allowing the viewer to draw their own conclusions. Fadiel Hermans was born in the Bo Kaap, and the memories of the area remain vivid in his mind. His work […]Read More

The Institute for Creative Arts Presents “Stories of Our Lives”

The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) in partnership with the Nest Collective (Nairobi) presents an online film screening of Nest’s extraordinary film Stories of Our Lives at 7pm on Friday 22 May 2020.   The screening will take place on the ICA Stories of Our Lives Film Screening Facebook Page.   It will be followed by a live Q&A chaired by ICA Director Jay Pather and featuring Stories […]Read More

Meet Painter Kufa Makwavarara

An avid gamer, Makwavarara’s paintings are satirical, providing commentary on the socio-political condition of Zimbabwe using caricatures, paraphernalia, ‘traditional’ symbols, and iconography. Kufa Makwavarara’s talent was first recognized by his teachers at Glen Norah primary school where he was often caught drawing on the school blackboards.   Instead of punishing him however, they encouraged him to carry on drawing and […]Read More

Artist Profile – Meet Mixed Media Artist Buhle Nkalashe

Nkalashe is inspired by how African people have evolved creatively as well as the evolution and contribution of traditional patterns in a contemporary style society.  Buhle Nkalashe born in 1994 as South Africa became a democracy, is a Cape Town-based independent artist who has been practicing since 2011.   Nkalashe, a painter and mixed media artist, explores the combination of […]Read More

The Great African Caravan

From the 25th till the 31st of August the Great African Caravan is hosting various artistic events centered on the theme of female artistic action against violence in Delft, Khayelitsha and Cape Town. The Great African Caravan (GAC) is a major travel project conceptualised by the Art Caravan Association bringing together twelve artists from India, Kosovo, Germany, […]Read More

The Cape Town Creative Academy hosts the 2015 Young Creatives Competition

The Young Creatives Competition & Awards is an annual competition that provides a platform for young creatives to showcase their artistic talents.   Any person between 17 and 21 of age that enthusiastically engages with art-making processes and design thinking can follow the easy steps to submit his/her original artworks online. Entrants stand the chance to win various […]Read More

2015 Pendoring judging panel appointed

The judges for this year’s Pendoring Advertising Awards have been appointed and represent some of the top creatives in the country, as well as some of the best and most awarded agencies in South Africa. Two panels of judges have been appointed, one for the Afrikaans entries and one for the other nine vernacular languages. […]Read More