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Ranji with a Pearl Earring

An exploration of visual artist and photographer Ranji Mangcu, a Black Xhosa woman, and her black iconography that tears down the walls of the spaces it was historically prohibited from occupying. For a second, let us remove racism and its legacies from the interruption of the history of African people and place Ranji Mangcu in […]Read More

Meet Multimedia Artist & Photographer Boipelo Khunou

Khunou believes that her personal power is an awareness and sensitivity in representation during the process of making and sharing work. Multimedia artist Boipelo Khunou’s interest in ‘the embodiment of personal power’ is translated across art mediums to engage ideas that speak to lived experiences.  She told People’s Stories Project (PSP) that her life’s philosophy is – botaki ke botshelo – which loosely translates as artful […]Read More

Photographer In Focus – Meet Conceptual, Portrait And Fashion Photographer

Cole Ndelu describes her work as occupying the intersection between art, fashion, design, documentary, photography and spirituality. She creates from an unapologetically black and unapologetically feminine place.    “I’m interested in making work that speaks and connects deeply – what role does art have in transforming lives, in unlocking minds who will unlock minds…? What […]Read More

Meet Photographer Theo Klompje

Photography to him is all about showing your point of view and that nothing is true, everything is permitted.  Theo Klompje is a seasoned photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa.  Having spent many years focusing on the technical and logistical aspects of photography, Klompje has managed studios, produced retail content, handled large scale postproduction and served in various other technical […]Read More

Meet Visual Artist Leo Makgekgenene

Leo Makgekgenene is a New Media graduate from the Michaelis School of Fine Art. Makgekgenene was born in 1995 in Gaborone, Botswana. The artist moved to South Africa in 2009 where they worked and studied in Pretoria before moving to Cape Town in 2015. Many of his works aim to rematerialize the metaphorical spaces in […]Read More

Meet Multi-Disciplinary Artist Nandipha Mntambo

Nandipha Mntambo was born in Mbabane, Swaziland. In 2007, she completed a Master’s in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. Mntambo currently lives in Johannesburg. Her work addresses ongoing debates around traditional gender roles, body politics, and identity. She works in photography, sculpture, video, and mixed […]Read More

Africa Photo Awards 2020 Celebrates Stunning Images From The Continent

Wealth of photographic talent on display at Africa Photo Awards exhibition at Keyes Art Mile, Johannesburg. With entries received across Africa, the Africa Photo Awards 2020 took place yesterday at the Keyes Art Mile in Johannesburg, South Africa. Local photographer and graphic designer, Hanli Smit walked away with the award for Photographer of the Year for her […]Read More

Meet Multi-Disciplinary Artist Jake Michael Singer

Jake Michael Singer experiments with a broad range of disciplines from photography to works on paper, and commands an exquisite mastery of sculpture. Drawing inspiration from the emergent behaviour of flocking birds, where the individual is subsumed in the whole; and meditating on the timeless monumentality of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, his Murmurations series speaks to our […]Read More

Lesego Seoketsa: Orms Circle Selected Artist

After a rigorous selection process, Lesego Seoketsa, has been announced as this year’s selected Orms Circle Mentorship Programme’s artist. Launched in 2019, the Orms Circle Mentorship Programme aims to give women-identifying artists stronger industry visibility, the support of expert mentorship and the added benefit of extending their professional network. Seoketsa is a 25 year old […]Read More

Meet Visual Storyteller Manyatsa Monyamane

Manyatsa Monyamane is a Gauteng-based visual storyteller, inspired and influenced by African literature, theatre and everyday surroundings. Her work unpacks unpopular themes, putting a spotlight on stories often overlooked by mainstream media. She holds a Btech in Photography from the Tshwane University of Technology and is currently completing a Master of Arts in Fine Arts […]Read More