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Four artists protest the lack of transformation at the Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 20 March 2017

Four artists protest the lack of transformation at the Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards

Award shows have become a platform for artists to voice their frustrations about their respective industries. Remember Riky Rick at the Metro FM Awards? Adele at the Grammys, and and and? Four Cape Town-based artists Mamela Nyamza, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani and Zikhona Jacobs joined the list of those artists during last night’s 52nd Fleur...

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Meet the Durban illustrator who created a colouring book to help adults de-stress

by: Keneiloe Nkomo - 22 September 2016

Meet the Durban illustrator who created a colouring book to help adults de-stress

    For graphic designer and illustrator Sinomonde Ngwane, colouring books have always been a fascination. Now, the 21-year-old Durban-based creative, has taken her love for the art and created a colouring book for adults that uses colour therapy as a tool to help people who are stressed. There are therapeutic properties to using colouring...

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This Mabopane artist makes dope street art using salt

by: Mbulelo Roto - 26 August 2016

This Mabopane artist makes dope street art using salt

Pretoria self-taught artist, Percy Maimela (30), discovered his love for art by accident. While working at a retail store in 2004, he walked into the storage room and found some salt spilled on the floor. He says he had a light bulb moment: “The salt was white and the floor was dark. I had 30 minutes...

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Register to attend Creative Hustle Frontier tales: Storytelling around art & tech

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 22 August 2016

Register to attend Creative Hustle Frontier tales: Storytelling around art & tech

Join British Council Connect ZA and Livity Africa at the Fak’ugesi #AfroTechRiot festival as we bring you Creative Hustles – Frontier tales: Storytelling around art and technology and the intersections between community, femininity and spiritualilty in Africa. In collaboration with Livity Africa, two interactive sessions led by industry professionals will form part of the Festival...

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Young dance artists on the challenges of their industry and using the digital space to your advantage

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 24 March 2016

Young dance artists on the challenges of their industry and using the digital space to your advantage

It’s Friday night and Braamfontein is alive with energy the energy flowing from bars and clubs that are filled with young people ready to drink and dance away the stresses of the week. But on Juta Street, four floors up from all the noise, a different, quieter vibe has taken shape in the form of...

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5 fresh African illustrators you should follow

by: Lucille Dyosi - 10 March 2016

5 fresh African illustrators you should follow

Today’s most interesting illustrators are inspired by politics and pop culture, and driven by social media. Here are five of our favourites Misstpink The 29-year-old self-taught illustrator, Thami Zikalala (Misstpink) started designing and illustrating in 2014. What started as a hobby grew into work that now includes celebrity portraits of, among others, house DJ Black Coffee,...

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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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Five young creatives you need to know right now

by: Fatima Mathivha - 3 July 2015

Five young creatives you need to know right now

Young people in South Africa are doing amazing things in the creative industry, whether it is in the form of world-class photography, music, events and everything in between – it’s clear that we have the talent. The LiveSA team has put together a list of five young people that we think you definitely need to...

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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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MOAD Vernissage.1: A new era

by: Fatima Mathivha - 30 April 2015

MOAD Vernissage.1: A new era

The first time I visited the Museum of African Design (MOAD) in the Maboneng Precinct was February 2014. The occasion was a Valentine’s Day warehouse-type party called Electric Kiss. It was as if the party was curated to mimic that scene in the series ‘Girls’ where the protagonist, Lena Dunham, and her friends attend a...

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