EMPHATIC WHISPERS

Emphatic Whispers is an exhibition currently on show until 27 July at the Smith Studio  in Cape Town. Two of the artists featured in this group exhibition are Talia Ramkilawan and Alka Dass.  This exhibition looks at how art 'can make us more empathetic beings and transform the way that we relate to other people'. Empathy... Continue Reading →

SHENAZ MAHOMED

While hand cut paper is not a commonly used medium in art, it has become a signature of Shenaz Mohamed's multi media artworks. Her intricately hand cut designs on paper, echo those found in Islamic architecture, decorative items and manuscripts. The artwork of this young artist deals with her own experiences of being a Muslim... Continue Reading →

AVITHA SOOFUL

Avitha Sooful is an artist, activist and an academic who has worked in the professional environment of the visual arts in South Africa for most of her career. She studied art during the tumultuous years when the University of Durban-Westville (UDW) was a place of student uprisings, political turmoil and brutal police repression. Her committment to the anti-apartheid... Continue Reading →

Letters to Myself

Letters to Myself is the title of an exhibition currently on display at Long Street Art Lovers 1932, in Pretoria, until the 26 February. It is the first solo exhibition by Videsh Singh, who  studied at Tshwane University of Technology and lives in Pretoria. Singh is a painter whose abstract works are primarily acrylic on... Continue Reading →

Ranjith Kally

Photographs are such a huge part of our lives now days that we take them for granted -we capture images of our food, our pet's antics and other memories every single day. In the 1940's and 50's cameras were a rarity especially for Indian families and important milestones were usually captured in a studio. A... Continue Reading →

Pretty Face

This is the last week to see Anastasia Pather’s exhibition Pretty Face which runs until 19 January at the 99 Loop Gallery in Cape Town. Pather is a self proclaimed 'reluctant' artist and finger painter. This is her third solo exhibition at 99 Loop Gallery. Pather is a Fine Art graduate from the University of... Continue Reading →

AMITA MAKAN

Amita Makan is an artist who wields a needle as skillfully as she uses a paintbrush. This  is evident in the embroidered portrait, Loose Ends: A Story about my Mother, featured above.  Makan has exhibited her beautifully detailed work in several solo and group exhibitions in South Africa and internationally. Her art can be found in many... Continue Reading →

RESHMA CHHIBA

Reshma Chhiba is a visual artist and an accomplished Bharata Natyam dancer who finds creative expression in both artforms. Visitors entering the FNB Slow Lounge at King Shaka Airport in Durban may recognise Chhiba's photographic work Kali Tandava hung in the entrance. She is also the Creative Director of the Sarvavidya Natyaalaya, an organisation that teaches... Continue Reading →

ANDREW NAIR

Andrew Nair is an artist whose ability to create incredibly detailed photo-realistic images using a humble pencil is remarkable, as is evident in the featured drawing above titled Home Alone.  Nair has exhibited his work in many exhibitions and his drawings are part of several collections, including that of the Tatham Gallery and Durban Art... Continue Reading →

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