AVA are a boutique digital agency who strive to connect brands to their fans through film, animation, motion graphics & designs. Here are a few favourite recent projects and behind-the-scenes perspectives on their work and values.
Afrofuturism addresses themes and concerns of the African diaspora through a figurative science fiction and techno-cultural framework. It has come to be a powerful movement in the art world, we take a look at 6 of the best Afrofuturism artists to keep an eye on.
The first independent DIY book fair in Africa was hosted at The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) in collaboration with artist Jared Aufrichtig. The event formed part of the ending of the AVA’s winter production: Com!cs. With free admission, live music and a laid-back atmosphere it encouraged Capetonians to […]
Alexis Christodoulou is a Cape Town-based 3D artist who creates one of a kind rendered art. His work focuses on imaginary architecture. We looked at some of the artist’s best pieces on Instagram and collated a list of five best pieces. The list is in no particular order and is […]
We take a look at Adeolu Osibodu’s top Instagram posts. The Nigerian photographer and photo artist has a distinctly African style that seems to reflect his experiences. Our list is not a definitive claim of the 5 best images from Osibodu but rather five of the best images that reveal […]
Josef Adamu is a prolific creative director, producer and model based in Toronto, Canada. In 2017 he founded a brand by the name of Sunday School (@ssunday.co). The brand focuses on developing and executing creative campaigns and social media management for emerging brands. Adamu tells stories of his experiences as […]
Bicycle Stokvel was established by a collective of passionate youths who share an interesting love for cycling and their immediate communities. It began on the grounds of introducing and further advancing the culture of the arts in the townships of East Rand, Johannesburg. The project was founded to make a […]
This project began with a casual conversation between myself (Sipho Gongxeka) and Thato Ramaisa (aka Fela Gucci.) We were interested in the role that fashion and clothing plays in queer culture in township communities. Particularly, how certain stereotypes are perpetuated. For instance, how one’s character, masculinity, gender and sexuality can […]
Tyra Naidoo is a fine artist, model and gallery manager at Eclectica Design and Art. We had the privilege of asking her a few questions about her work. How do you find the difference between creating your own art pieces and being a part of another type of art creation […]
Durban-based music group Future Africa was introduced to the world in May of 2018 through the music video presented by Aewon Wolf. The debut single Ntombi Endala tells the story of the close bond between a mother and her child. The visuals of the music video reflect this bond deeply as it […]
The first Ethiopian Superhero character was written and created by Beserat Debebe, and in a world dominated by the superhero, the release could not be more timely. The story follows Amanuel Tilahun’s journey as a college graduate who suddenly gains extraordinary powers. Tilahun acts as relatable and aspiration element as he is […]
Gert Rautenbach is an Afrikaans blogger and artist who has taken a foray into pencil art. His concept is simple – he creates simple pencil sketches of everyday objects and experiences. This Cape Town-based artist’s simplistic sketches purvey an unimposing emotional experience. Through the minor colouring combined with simple line sketches, […]
The Fak’ugesi Digital African Residency, a creative residency to support digital creatives and innovators, has announced its fifth and most expansive artist residency yet. The Residency is running from the 8th of August until the 9th of September this year. Tegan Bristow, Fak’ugesi Festival director, says that this extended Residency […]
A South African artist based in London has created a satirical persona critiquing white South African ex-pat culture through the moniker of Shane Malone. Shane is the archetypal “South African in London”. The easy access from London to Europe has enabled him to tick several European travel boxes, making him […]
The annual Street Food Festival is returning for the 5th time to celebrate street food in all of its glory. From custodians of South African street food culture, to those who have settled here bringing tastes of home with them, or even food trucks making foods inspired by the streets […]