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Woodstock, where people’s walls form an outside gallery for mural art

by: Storm Wright - 15 December 2015

Woodstock, where people’s walls form an outside gallery for mural art

Amidst the broken down buildings, the poverty  and the glass-littered streets in Woodstock, just a stone-throw from the Cape Town CBD, there is a stunning beauty to be found. A beauty that’s hidden in plain sight. A graffiti haven, if you will. An outside gallery where residents have offered up their houses as canvases for...

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5 young artists who have us excited about politics

by: Dorothy Mhone - 2 October 2015

5 young artists who have us excited about politics

Art is a great way to express social and political issues. Remember the uproar caused by artist Brett Murray’s painting “The Spear”, which depicted President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed? City Press had to take that picture off the internet and the painting was defaced while it still hung in the gallery. But art does not have...

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5 young South African women we’re excited about right now

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 3 September 2015

5 young South African women we’re excited about right now

Here is our pick of young and exciting women who are changing the game in their respective industries. The singer: Zoë Modiga Zoë’s voice has enchanted music lovers at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, The Joy of Jazz and the Artscape Youth Jazz Festival. That same voice recently won her a R200 000 scholarship...

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6 young up-and-coming South African street artists you need to know

by: Jamie Petersen - 9 July 2015

6 young up-and-coming South African street artists you need to know

Street art is often associated with rebellion and destruction. It’s also often overlooked by society and not considered a “real” art form. However, street art today has become more than spraying your name or “tag”. It has become a movement. South African street art veterans like Falko One and Faith47 are testament to this. Street...

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Cape Town company Creative Nestlings bridges the gap between artists

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 2 July 2015

Cape Town company Creative Nestlings bridges the gap between artists

“There aren’t that many platforms that support African creatives,” Dillion Phiri tells me on an anemic winter afternoon in Cape Town. “Sure, there are plenty of blogs that talk about young creatives, but we wanted to go beyond that and be a springboard for young creatives to establish themselves,” he gestures emphatically with his hands...

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Spoken Word with Afurakan

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 17 June 2015

Spoken Word with Afurakan

Poet Thabiso “Afurakan” Mohare will be performing on Thursday at the Live VIP Youth Festival. He is also the CEO of Word N Sound, a platform for poets and musicians in Jozi. We caught up with him to find out his thoughts about the state of South African youth: What do you think is the current...

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AfrWEka brings poetry to life in Melville

by: Lucky Mthabela - 11 June 2015

AfrWEka brings poetry to life in Melville

Melville’s popular spot, Reisi’s Bites, recently came alive with the sound of poetry when the The Word N Sound Live Literature Company and the Department of Arts and Culture presented the AfrWEka Poetry Festival.Poetry might not be for everybody, but it is for me. This is something that I recently discovered after my night out...

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#SOMETHINGMUSTFALL

by: Fatima Mathivha - 1 June 2015

#SOMETHINGMUSTFALL

This past week, Assemblage, a non-profit artist facilitation organisation, presented an exhibition titled #SOMETHINGMUSTFALL at Kalashnikovv Gallery in Braamfontein. The exhibition marks the end of a year-long studio bursary of six artists – Vivien Kohler, Sandile Radebe, Minenkulu Ngoyi, Isaac Zavale, Khehla Chepape Makgato and Zwelethu Machepha. Inspired by the #RhodesMustFall movement – which was conceived...

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Kasi Instawalk, the township through the eyes of its residents

by: Bulumko Gana - 22 May 2015

Kasi Instawalk, the township through the eyes of its residents

The township is still looked at by outsiders as a hell-hole where the most sinister of crimes take place. Yes, people struggle in the hood and most young people want to move out of there, which is understandable but through all the negativity the media touts, black people still have a great time in the...

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So you want to be… a graphic designer?

by: Jamie Petersen - 14 May 2015

So you want to be… a graphic designer?

Our “So you want to be…” series aims to help you in the process of choosing a career. We feature a practising professional who tells us what you can expect in their field of work. This week, we feature Jeanne Fourie, a 26-year-old independent graphic designer and illustrator from Cape Town. She has been a...

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