Art Battle was created in 2001 in New York City, with the first event on the Houston Street thoroughfare, where interested people poured in to watch six artists ‘throw down’ in black and white as they created an artwork, in one, quick, 90-minute round.
Lady Cynthia Tait (1894-1962), a proficient botanical illustrator with a passion for South African flowers is currently being celebrated at a special exhibition in the Richard Crowie Hall in Kirstenbosch until 15 March 2020.
Here are some good reasons why purchasing artwork from living artists rather than the deceased should be top of your list.
The fourth International Public Art Festival (IPAF) will take place in and around Salt River, Cape Town, from February 12-16, and act as the opening of Art Month in Cape Town.
‘E no concern me’ is a personal artistic project by visual artist Ayobola Kekere-Ekun. The title of the body of work, ‘E no concern me’, is a Nigerian vernacular phrase which roughly translates to “it’s none of my concern” or “it’s not my problem”.
Internationally-acclaimed visual artist Faith XLVII completed her largest mural to date. Standing 11.000 square feet tall, this piece – titled ‘The Silent Watcher’, pays tribute to Noam Chomsky, and calls out for brotherly love.
There are many aspects of this gallery that are worth celebrating – one of them being that it is located outside the tight (and often exclusive) geographic confines of the ‘art scene’ in Cape Town.
The group exhibition will run until 16 January 2020 at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town. It displays works by four emerging artists; Adolf Tega, Thembalethu Manqunyana, Robyn Pretorius and Wonder Marthinus.
On Tuesday afternoon, the day before the photo shoot, I meet up with a male friend for a mildly boozy lunch and share my excitement about having Karabo Poppy Moletsane as our December cover star. “Why Karabo?” he asks out of curiosity. I couldn’t answer on behalf of everyone at […]
Mukheli started sharing a series of drawings on his Instagram. When asked what inspired him to begin drawing again, he explained that it is an activity he finds very therapeutic.
Cape Town-based visual artist Nardstar* was recently invited to the 6th Annual Festival Concreto in Fortaleza, Brazil. He spent the first two weeks of November meeting artists from different parts of South America, exploring the seaside city, and most importantly, painting a mural titled ‘Like-minded’.
Kgaogelo Mashilo, popularly known as Cow Mash, was born in Limpopo and later moved to Pretoria in 2000, where she graduated from Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) with a degree in Fine Art – majoring in sculpture.
Her constant documentation of her life on social media has allowed her to work with cool brands such as H&M, Adidas, and Poca Rabanne to name a few. As of late, we’ve seen much more than what she usually posts on social media.
The exhibition is not only a showcase of a lifetime survey of the renowned South African artist’s work but also represents his significant contribution to the visual art landscape of South Africa.
Resistance is us: an intergenerational visual conversation, curated by Aysha Waja and Simon Radebe has opened at the Absa Art Gallery and will run until 24 January 2020.