Art

Michaela Younge
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Michaela Younge

Artist, Michaela Younge has become well-known for her felt works – rich tapestry narratives that compress entire stories into single tableaux – as well as her knack for weaving dreams, folklore, fairytales and humour into her work. She currently works for SMITH studio and has and has shown work at Art Africa Fair and the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

Dear Ribane Creative Collective
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Dear Ribane Creative Collective

Dear Ribane is a creative company founded by siblings Tebogo Ribane, Manthe Ribane and Kokona Ribane. The trio wanted to form a project that spoke to all of their interests – design, fashion, performance, music and dance. Their work spans the local and international scenes, with them having performed and exhibited in Amsterdam, Liberty London and Norient Musik and Film Festival in Switzerland.

Seth Pimental
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Seth Pimental

Seth Pimentel, also popularly known as African Ginger is taking over the illustration and design space. Since studying at the National School of Arts in Braamfontein, Pimental’s gone on to make a reputation for himself as an illustrator who’s not afraid to push boundaries in visual work, and always adds depth and meaning to his own work.

Maneo Mohale
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Maneo Mohale

Maneo Mohale breaches the boundaries of community activism, poetry and story-telling with a queer focus, seamlessly. Her work, which focusses on black femme identities and queer politics, has been published by a variety of publications – Prufrock, Mail&Guardian and HOLAA!

Kim Windvogel
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Kim Windvogel

Kim Windvogel, author of Resist: The Paradox of Love and Other Societal Disorders, is a strong force at the fore front of activism. The poet is the director of Freedom of Education Motivates Empowerment projects, which facilitates workshops with girls and women in schools and a UN fellow through LGBTQI organisation, Outright International.

Erin Chaplin
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Erin Chaplin

Cape Town-based painter, Erin Chaplin is a rising star in the art world, with a promising career ahead of her. Chaplin’s work shows a keen eye for colour, and a fine knowledge of form and mood.

Neo Mahlangu
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Neo Mahlangu

Artist and designer, Neo Mahlangu is making strides, having been chosen as one of Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives this year. The 2017 Cassirer Welz Award finalist has also been picked to show at Absolut One Source Festival of African Creativity.

Francois Lion-Cachet
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Francois Lion-Cachet

Young creative practitioner, Francois Lion-Cachet is working to implement and improve diversity in both art and media. The 23-year-old worked as a Public Programmes Coordinater at the MWU Gallery bringing to the fore subjects around transformation and diversity. As the editor of an Afrikaans online magazine, he works to do the same in the media space.