Incredible South African fine art beading studio Qubeka Bead Studio wowed visitors at last week’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London.
The Fak’ugesi festival promotes the fusion of creative and technical development in Africa by ‘switching on the power’ of digital culture. There are workshops, conferences, talks, screenings, games, hacks and many more opportunities for you to get involved and play with innovative technology.
Portia Zvavahera has dreamed into being an exotic pleasure garden for her new solo exhibition in which sensual flowers envelop passionate couples in a tribute to love.
In celebration of Africa Day, we’ve selected some highlights of exceptional creativity from the rest of the continent.
Art Needs You: Entries are open to the 30th Barclays L’Atelier Art Competition, and for the first time, extends to young artists from Botswana, Zambia, Ghana and Kenya.
Afripedia, an offshoot of Stocktown Films, aims to create a visual guide of African creative culture that can connect worldwide. Teddy Goitom tells us more.
Invisible Borders is an ongoing, annual travel/art project which documents the experiences of a group of artists travelling across Africa, and this year for the first time into Europe.
GUILD, a new design fair curated by Southern Guild, will bring together hand made, limited edition design from celebrated global galleries and institutions for the first time in Africa.
Corné and Twakkie are back in a new TV commercial for Beacon Allsorts.
Few regions remain as photographically misrepresented as Africa, but a six-part series on TV channel Al Jazeera’s Artscape is planning to change that.
To challenge African stereotypes, a group of South African students has created this spoof charity single and initiative to collect heaters for the freezing people of Norway.
Cape Town bands Holiday Murray, Bateleur and LA.VI have been invited to play at the Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi and they need your help to get there!
Next week sees the start of the FNB Joburg Art Fair to be hosted in Sandton City from 23 – 25 September. This year the Art Fair has moved from its original time in Easter to September, in a move that organiser Ross Douglas says will hopefully contribute to an “art season” in the city.
A group of South Africans – 2 street artists, a photographer, an anthropologist and a film maker – joined artists from all over the world in Gambia recently to work with Wide Open Walls to turn villages in the area into a living art project.