Author: Aryn Guiney

“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 […]

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 […]

A first for South Africa: Artist Vhils To Construct SA Icon Mural
Alcohol, Art, Events, Joburg

A first for South Africa: Artist Vhils To Construct SA Icon Mural

Portuguese street artist ‘Vhils’ crafts Yvonne Chaka Chaka mural in downtown Jozi Portuguese graffiti and street artist Alexandre Manuel Dias Farto, aka Vhils, collaborated with Hennesy for a worldwide tour.  He recently touched down in Johannesburg for the Africa leg of this journey during which he wanted to create a mural […]

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 […]

Sounds of Suid Tronica//Volume I
Africa, Dance, Entertainment, Music

Sounds of Suid Tronica//Volume I

Sounds of Suid Tronica  is an independent record label from South Africa, owned by Matthew Fraser and Alex Coetzee. The label is devoted to showcasing the cross-pollinations between different musical languages. Their first compilation offers an absorbing insight into the label’s tastes and sonic territories. With 15 tracks from a wide […]

LIVE ART Festival Returns – Save the Date – Cape Town 1-16 Sept 2018
Art, Cape Town, Events, News

LIVE ART Festival Returns – Save the Date – Cape Town 1-16 Sept 2018

International LIVE ART Festival Returns Save the Date for Africa’s Greatest Performance Art Platform The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) announced the dates for the international LIVE ART Festival showcasing a gathering of some of the most influential artists from across the continent and around the world. Get ready for […]

Under a Cobalt Sky – The new body of work from Wessel van Huyssteen. Exhibition opens 02 August
Art, Events, exhibition

Under a Cobalt Sky – The new body of work from Wessel van Huyssteen. Exhibition opens 02 August

Gallery 2  will host South African artist, Wessel van Huyssteen’s latest series, Under a Cobalt Sky, which he describes as a “continued exploration of non-place”. Referring to his use of watercolour on cotton paper  as the predominant medium for the paintings, in the artist statement van Huyssteen describes the process […]

Strawberry Moon –  Owethu Okuhle Mtya (OhGooch) releases his first EP.
Music, Uncategorized

Strawberry Moon –  Owethu Okuhle Mtya (OhGooch) releases his first EP.

Freshly-dropped album from Gemini Major & Patoranking collaborator – OhGooch. Gugulethu-born Owethu, known as OhGooch in music circles, has long been considered a succesful all-rounder. He is known for his talents as a music producer, song writer, vocalist and more recently, a qualified sound engineer. Owethu previously wrote and sang […]

Thembela “Nymless” Ngayi and Organized Crime
Africa, Photography

Thembela “Nymless” Ngayi and Organized Crime

A passion for photography and the power of visual storytelling   Thembela Ngayi aka “Nymless”, is a portrait photographer and the founder of Organized Crime, a collective space for creatives. His aim for this is to provide a showcase for African stories and a platform for artistic exploration. Themba also […]

AMY BRAAF – DREAMER, WRITER AND ARTIST
Art, Photography

AMY BRAAF – DREAMER, WRITER AND ARTIST

A self-proclaimed “half child, half ancient”, Amy Braaf is a qualified filmmaker whose passion for visual documentary spills over into her love of photography. Travelling through Asia with only a backpack and her camera, she has documented the sights and experiences of her explorations in countries such as Vietnam, Japan […]

NEBNIKRO  –  Ben Orkin
Art, Clothing, Featured, Uncategorized

NEBNIKRO – Ben Orkin

  Ben Orkin is a Cape Town-based artist who is currently completing his studies at Michaelis School of Fine Art. This fresh 20-year-old designs and makes clothing, bags, mosaics, bead-works and photography as well as producing a line of ceramics under his artist’s name ‘NEBNIKRO’. You have an eclectic (and […]