Radical Looking

By Richard Kilpert Athi-Patra Ruga (What If The World) in conversation with Irma Stern artworks at the iconic painter’s former home. 31 March – 18 June 2022 I was thrilled that this show’s run has been extended and that I could attend the repeat of the walkabout by the artist who has been in residence …

Marilyn Martin

By Talita Swarts The South African art community is mourning the loss of Marilyn Martin, former Director of South Africa National Gallery. The news of her passing also coincided with an announcement by the National Art Museum temporarily closing their doors. The announcement of the four month closure and the controversy of the complete collapse …

Philani, by Dada Khanyisa

The artwork, Philani, by Dada Khanyisa was installed at Ellerman House with great excitement from the staff servicing the Bar and restaurant. “What a beautiful African” and “I love proteas” with memories shared about growing up with proteas at home, “how mom used to dry it out and keep this special flower…” and many stories …

Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2022

The Cape Town Art Fair held at the International Cape Town Convention Centre was in many ways exactly like the fair we all attended in 2020, just before COVID made its way to South Africa, and completely different! During the last three years we became use to the self-isolation, going for months without seeing friends …

Fire at parliament – literally

On the 2nd of January South Africans looked on in horror at a massive fire that broke out at Parliament. Thiscaused significant damage to the New Assembly Wing of the building, which includes the National Assemblychamber where lawmakers sit. There was a particular concern that the valuable Keiskamma Tapestry, which is 120m (394ft) long and …