Good Art from a Good Place – the sixth Spier Light Art Exhibition  

By Richard Kilpert It was possibly not the best idea to visit this after-dark exhibition on a full-moon night, but the energy of my kids and their friends carried us to all the corners of this truly immersive outdoor experience.  The 2023 exhibition saw over 6000 visitors to this free and I am sure the …

International Public Art Festival 2023

By Penny Grimbeek & Craig Barrowman This year the 7th annual International Public Art Festival had its hub in the Company’s Garden. Baz-Art expanded the idea of public art from murals, to include art installations and performance art. The theme of this year’s festival was “What If?” It featured eight exciting art installations / performance …

Bronwen Findlay mosaic at Everard Read Gallery Joburg

By Carol Brown Last year Palestinian farmer Salman al Nabahin, in an attempt to see why his olive trees were not rooting , dug into the ground and unearthed a colourful mosaic depicting birds and other animals, which dates from the fifth to seventh century.  This became global news and, together with other recent excavations …

A Kind of Biography – ‘The Artist Needs a Hat’

By Richard Kilpert Steven Sack at Nel Gallery October 2022 I was privileged to be at both the alpha and omega of Steven Sack’s first proper solo show in Cape Town.  I have followed this man since my days as a lecturer at Wits University, and the gentleman was the head of culture for that …

Binocular Vision

By Carol Brown The exhibition curated by Carol Brown (Art Route Joburg representative) and Zinhle Khumalo of Curate.A.Space showed perspectives by three Veteran artists, Thami Jali, Thokozani Mthiyane, and Sue Clark  as well as three young artists, Thalente Khomo, Thembi Mthembu and Mfezeko Gumada. Showing this multi-generational group together gave a sense of the depth …

Part 1: Playing Fair

By Tamlyn Martin Exploring the Phenomenon of the “ Contemporary Art Fair “  I’ve been quickly thinking about the ideas behind the term Fair. As part of my research for this month’s news I have also asked some the specialist I have visited Art Fairs with this month to reflect on the meaning of the …

Part 2: Laissez-faire

By Tamlyn Martin /ˌlɛseɪˈfɛː,French lɛsefɛʀ/ Visiting the 10 anniversary of London’s 1-54 Art Fair  Believe it or not… I visited central London for the first time just 2 weeks ago to Attend the 10th Anniversary of the wonderful 1-54 African Art Fair.   It was a beautuful bright morning and the roads where very very quiet, …

Part 3: Faring Well

By Tamlyn Martin – Visiting London’s, Affordable art fair,  – tips on launching an international art career through fairs  – Bold galleries cracking the Paris Art Fair Scene  It’s a lovely Moody Autumn Friday in London and I’m catching big red busses with my artist friend  Simmi  ( sitting upstairs at the back of the …

Spring has SPRUNG

By Anlé Britz Spring has arrived at the red carpet and she is wearing all the colours of the rainbow in style. This edition is filled with the celebrations of nature, natural beauty and a celebration of the new. The City of Cape Town opened up the “Grow, don’t Mow’ debate and the response was …