Notes From An Ocean

By Richard Kilpert “Indigo Waves and Other Stories .  Re-Navigating the Afrasian Sea and Notions of Diaspora” On at Zeitz MOCAA until January 2023 I could smell this exhibition even before it opened. Thania Petersen was installing 1000s of teabags on a wall and the aroma of Indian Ocean tea leaves plantations filled the building. Two …

A taste of London’s summer exhibitions

By Kate Briggs Our family trip to the UK was one way to feel warm this South African winter! Galleries gave great respite both physically and psychologically. In London we focused on main museums and public galleries, especially they appealed most to my two teenagers, Anna and Oli. (London’s Goodman Gallery, Everard Read, Damian Hirst’s …

Milking our Dreams 

By Tamlyn Martin What a privilege it was to attend this year’s Venice Biennale. Best of all, I got to visit with my wonderful Italian exchange student from Cape Town, who lives nearby and knows his way around the floating city. The show is elegantly tilted “The Milk of Our Dreams” after a book by surrealist …

National Arts Festival

By Craig Barrowman Having grown up in the Eastern Cape, I have many nostalgic memories of the National Arts Festival.After a long absence, I returned in 2014 and 2016 with an open mind, trying not to have highexpectations, but was blown away both times with the quality of shows and the general experience.Having planned to …

Cooking up change

There is much happening behind the scenes in Artroute and we wanted to share a couple of sneak peaks with you… Bijou Press We are moving studios – still in the The Bijou building, but to a space that opens up a ton of extra possibilities. We are refining our space and will be sure …

Artroute breaks from the boarders of SA

By Tamlyn Martin Yesterday I did a morning of training on the Regio approach to early childhood learning at the world-renowned Loris Malaguzzi centre in the beautiful town of Regio Emilia. In fact, this little town has thrived over the last 90 yrs due to its extraordinary civic focus on early childhood development, the municipality …