Lauren Opia is a Johannesburg based artist who expresses ideas of visibility in urban areas through graffiti and illustration.
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.
Design Indaba’s yearly lineup is a highly anticipated event on the creative calendar. Having established itself internationally as one of the premier multidisciplinary programmes in the world, it consistently draws the globe’s luminaries to its stage.
On 25 January, Goodman Gallery Johannesburg opens Bôna, a selection of work from several photo essays by the late Thabiso Sekgala which explore how social borders determine visibility in society.
Here are some good reasons why purchasing artwork from living artists rather than the deceased should be top of your list.
The Art Fair recently announced the participating exhibitors in its eighth edition, taking place from 14 to 16 February 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. They will once again offer a unique cross-section of the art market, representing the forefront of contemporary art globally.
The Stellenbosch Triennale takes place from 11 February to 20 April 2020.
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”.
Marc draws inspiration from thrift streetwear, people, the vibrant colours of Tokyo as well as the science-fiction of certain Japanese animation.
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.
iSkeem Semicimbi is made up of multimedia practitioners Mawande Manez Sobethwa, Bulumko Stifler Gana, Mandla Mahashe and Luvuyo Wogqoyi.
Cape Town-based art collective, APESH!T YOUTH explores identity by being ‘Aggressively Progressiv’. Hailing from the city’s townships, the eight members use multidisciplinary arts to motivate fellow young creatives whilst providing a platform to represent them. The group uses its platform as a means of support for one another and their […]
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.