Posts – Arts & Entertainment

The Turbine Art Fair

The Turbine Art Fair is a celebration of South Africa’s creative talent. Opening on 26 July at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg, it’s an event that brings together exciting young artists to share and sell their work.

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Inner-city celebrations

The Joburg City Festival is a celebration of all things Joburg, and takes place from 25 to 31 August 2013.

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Down-to-earth art

Based in Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, near the Kruger National Park, Johannesburg-born Simon Max Bannister creates art from found objects, landscapes and transitory elements like fire and water.

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1000 drawings

1000 Drawings is creativity at its most generous. Part exhibition, part fundraiser, part something still evolving, this charity event brings together schoolchildren, homeless people, professional designers and artists, aspiring scribblers and art enthusiasts to share and value their collective voice.

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Abafazi: Turning crochet into design

Elouise van der Merwe’s enthusiasm for the unfettered pursuit of creativity animates her every word – ‘Although I’m sure some people think I’m plain crazy,’ she says, speaking from her home in the small town of Lydenburg in Mpumalanga.

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African Windows frame the continent

Jorg and Corne Genzmer started African Windows in 2002. Their creations combine a celebration of African colours and patterns with meticulous woodwork, beads and more.

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Infectious art

The idea that art somehow relates to our humanity, allowing us to connect with people and places while going about our daily lives, is a founding premise of Infecting The City, a Cape Town festival.

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If jazz is your thing ...

  • 08 March 2013 by Caroline Smith

If jazz is your thing – or, for that matter, people-watching is your thing – then the Thursday night sessions at the Zoo Lake Bowling Club in Johannesburg are for you.

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Fanie Fourie’s Lobola: 20 questions with the movie’s producer and screenwriter

  • 06 March 2013 by Tara Turkington

Fanie Fourie’s Lobola was officially released in South Africa on 1 March 2013. So far, this playful and quintessentially South African romantic comedy has delighted audiences and critics alike.

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Art with a difference

The word art is synonymous with South Africa: there are art galleries and studios spread across the country, offering a glimpse of the incredible talent South Africa has.

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