Author: Aryn Guiney

Talking photography with Nigeria’s Noma. O
Interviews, Photography

Talking photography with Nigeria’s Noma. O

Lagos-based artist and photographer Noma Osula’s images focus on “contradictions, complexities, dark humour, forms, awkward gestures”. He speaks about his admiration for photography and how it is inspired by Nigerian culture and traditions. Did you study photography or art at university? Who or what was the first subject in front […]

#ShaveToRemember: How an iconic hairstyle is inspiring  a generation to bring Mandela’s values to a divided world
Advertising, Campaigns, Ogilvy

#ShaveToRemember: How an iconic hairstyle is inspiring a generation to bring Mandela’s values to a divided world

Ogilvy Johannesburg, in partnership with Philips and The Nelson Mandela Foundation, conceived a way to turn Mandela’s legacy into a tangible action that anyone can make their own. #ShavetoRemember is an invitation to all people in South Africa and beyond, to find the Mandela within them by getting his iconic […]

Any Body Zine – the DIY publication for movement and dance
Art, Dance, Publishing

Any Body Zine – the DIY publication for movement and dance

“ANY BODY ZINE is a printed and online DIY publication about dance, movement and embodied politics in southern Africa, as well as a dynamic platform to support and nurture independent performers and artists in our community.” South African zines (magazines) and independent publications are creating a space for young writers […]

BTP SPACEBOI x nalu – Find Myself
Music, Music Video, Video

BTP SPACEBOI x nalu – Find Myself

BTP SPACEBOI and nalu have just released a new track titled ‘Find Myself’. “This is an artistic articulation of the search for truth within the fragmented consciousness of the body in which I, my Self, reside.” Written and performed by: Spaceboi & nalu Produced by: (Obscure) Mixed & Mastered by: […]

Unscrambling Africa – changing views of African cities
Africa, Photography

Unscrambling Africa – changing views of African cities

Unscrambling Africa is a project dreamed up by a group of friends to document African urbanity. Kenyan-born Josh Kisamwa and Mutua Matheka, along with Joe Were and Lulu Kitolo, raised funds through a Kickstarter campaign (watch the video here) to launch an epic road trip to a number of African cities. […]

“Things even Gonzalez can’t fix” – a riveting memoir by Christy Chilimigras
Books, Featured, Publishing

“Things even Gonzalez can’t fix” – a riveting memoir by Christy Chilimigras

Christy Chilimigras’ shockingly brilliant and brutally funny debut memoir, “Things even Gonzalez can’t fix”, was recently launched to critical acclaim. It is the story of a 24-year-old Greek South African girl, “growing up in Johannesburg in a space of pure chaos, raised by two addict parents. In reality, Christy, otherwise known […]

Nyamakop studio launches new video game, Semblance
Digital, Digital Art, Entertainment

Nyamakop studio launches new video game, Semblance

A small video game design studio based in Johannesburg, Nyamakop, are the creators of Semblance, an adorable little puzzle game set in a world made of play dough. Newly-released Semblance is also the first  African-developed game to ever be on a Nintendo console. The studio’s permanent members are Ben Myres and Cukia […]

Nguni Villas Mic Sessions
Cape Town, Music, Performance

Nguni Villas Mic Sessions

Episode 2 of the Nguni Villas Mic Sessions The Nguni Villas Mic Sessions were established in May 2018 and are for all artists needing a platform, hoping to gain exposure. The project is currently based in Cape Town and serves to explore the city’s abundance of undiscovered talents –  from […]

‘Re-stitching Culture’ &  ‘DriftArt’ – Exhibitions on at the KZNSA Gallery
Art, exhibition

‘Re-stitching Culture’ &  ‘DriftArt’ – Exhibitions on at the KZNSA Gallery

There are currently two exhibitions on show at the KZNSA Gallery: The first exhibition in the Mail Gallery allows you to take a trip around the world with ‘Re-stitching Culture: Indigenous Dolls of South Africa, Australia and Canada’.  Encountering Countenance, ‘Re-Stitching Culture’ reclaims traditional practice, explores health and well-being, and […]

Koeksuster Fashion Film
Campaigns, Fashion, film

Koeksuster Fashion Film

Sisterhood and solidarity: An Ode to High School and Coming of Age South African feminist sleepwear and intimates brand, Koeksuster, recently shot its biggest campaign yet, a fashion film directed by Thea Small. The project explores the theme of sisterhood and solidarity and the creative team consider it an ode to […]