A commercial directed by Jono Hall for Nescafe which illustrates the regeneration of the Maboneng Precint into the vibrant community that it is today.
Alice Cabaret, director of GRIND and Urban Strategist for Propertuity, talks to us about reshaping an African metropolis, the difference between gentrification and innovation, and how GRIND fits into all this.
With a brief to Transform Today, The Residence by Absolut took place in May this year. The campaign (created by Native) aimed to bring meaningful change to Johannesburg from a creative design perspective. Six artists from various backgrounds and disciplines were brought together to live and work with […]
This week’s art openings and events include a couple group shows and solo exhibitions and the three-day Basha Uhuru art and culture festival. Go get your art on.
Nicole Levenberg’s work blurs the divide between art and design, exploring colour and form with local flora studies adding 2D texture.
The name and person, David Krut, occupies a prominent position in the Johannesburg, and South African, art scene. Over the past 30 years, Krut has played a significant role in promoting contemporary South African art and artists through printmaking, art book publishing and education. We step inside the print workshop to learn a little more about where all the action takes place.
‘Mirror Images’ is Johannesburg-based artist Niall Bingham’s first large-scale solo exhibition. By collaboration with other Joburg artists, he has created a show that both foregrounds the artistic process and explores notions of authorship.
We’re kicking off the long weekend with a special edition of #NowPlaying in the form of eclectro DJ Plaat Japie’s mixtape for LimPOP.
Studio Studio is the just-opened stills and film studio space of photographers, Chris Saunders and Justin McGee. We chat to Justin and Chris about their space, which is fast gaining a reputation as the hottest new place in town.
Emile Kruger is the man behind The Whippet Cycling Co. From the repurposed container in which the shop and workshop is housed, to the custom bikes he builds for customers, Emile’s approach is all about re-purposing and re-building what already exists into something new that can be enjoyed again.
The brand new Museum of African Design (MOAD) opened last week on the 24th October with the largest yet showcase from the Southern Guild collection. We went to the opening, and returned the following week to photograph of our favourite pieces.
As little as 10 years ago, the very idea of the Maboneng Precinct as it is today (and what it’s fast becoming) would have seemed an impossible feat to most. But to Jonathan Liebmann, after returning home from a trip abroad and missing the urban lifestyle he was able to live there, the area was alive with possibilities. We had the opportunity to ask Jonathan a few questions to learn more about his exciting journey so far.
Mainstreetwalks and AREA3 are opening up the streets of inner city Johannesburg with free guided public art walks through the CBD.
The Design Network Africa exhibition was held at Arts On Main from the 24th till the 27th of September 2011 at Arts on Main in the Maboneng precinct of Johannesburg. The exhibition showcased designs from leading African designers alongside other work from DNA members.