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Through the matriarchal gaze

Mail Guardian South Africa 13 Feb 2023
It’s also the story that birthed the visual storytelling of 31-year-old Durban-born Nokukhanya Charity Vilakazi, a multimedia artist and visual orator whose work has featured on (in)sight, an all-women exhibition held by the Through the Lens Collective and Joburg Fringe; the Pretoria Art Museum and 2022’s Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg.

Still our heroine: Limpopo salutes Miss SA Ndavi Nokeri on Miss Universe top 16 finish

Independent online (SA) 16 Jan 2023
Pretoria - The Limpopo department of sport, arts and culture has congratulated reigning Miss South Africa Ndavi Nokeri for flying South Africa’s flag high with an outstanding showing at the 71st Miss Universe pageant held in New Orleans, United States.

LA-based Justin-Lee Schultz to return to home soil for music tour

Independent online (SA) 26 Oct 2022
The father and son will be the first to arrive in their home city of Johannesburg, in preparation for “The Swing With The King” benefit concert on October 29, which is in aid of the Tshwane School Of Music (TSOM), a non-profit organisation based in the township of Eersterust, Pretoria ... 29 Oct – The Swing With The King benefit concert in Pretoria.

‘We Can Arts Festival’ shines a spotlight on artists with disabilities

Independent online (SA) 21 Oct 2022
Durban residents can gather at the Playhouse this Saturday, October 22 for the “We Can Arts Festival... A post shared by WE CAN ARTS FESTIVAL (@wecanartsfestival) ... The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, (DSAC) in Pretoria will host one of its healthy lifestyle flagship programmes #National Big Walk under the theme #IChoose2BActive.

ART X Lagos’ Seventh Edition Holds Nov 4

This Day 17 Oct 2022
... Contemporary, Berlin and Sonsbeek 20–24; Maria Varnava, founder and director of Tiwani Contemporary; Gabi Ngcobo, artist, educator and curatorial director of the Javett Art Center at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP); and Alessio Antoniolli, the Director of Gasworks, London.

ART X Lagos Returns for Seventh Edition

This Day 16 Oct 2022
... Contemporary, Berlin and Sonsbeek 20–24; Maria Varnava, founder and director of Tiwani Contemporary; Gabi Ngcobo, artist, educator and curatorial director of the Javett Art Center at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP); and Alessio Antoniolli, the Director of Gasworks, London.

Iphasi nesiphesheli, a visual piece by Mondli Bhele, wins this year’s Sasol New Signatures art competition

Mail Guardian South Africa 20 Sep 2022
Mbhela, winner of the 2022 Sasol New Signatures art competition, spent years readying himself to enter ... The New Signatures art competition was established by the Pretoria Arts Association in the late 1960s ... As the winner, Mbhele walks away with a cash prize of R100 000 and an opportunity to have a solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum next year.

Mondli Mbhele wins 2022 Sasol New Signatures art prize

Business Day 29 Aug 2022
Last week, the 2022 winner was announced as Mondli Mbhele from Durban, who won the top prize of R100,000 and a solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum in 2023 ...

Artist claims he is the rightful designer of SA's flag, takes Nathi Mthethwa to court

News24 17 Aug 2022
An Eastern Cape artist who claims to be the rightful designer of the SA flag has dragged Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa to the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to compel him to provide details of how the flag was created ... .

Domestic workers the thread linking artists Mary Sibande and Dorothy Kay

Mail Guardian South Africa 05 Aug 2022
It’s uncanny that, just as domestic workers’ lives remain hidden and are made invisible in the homes of their employers, one of our country’s most important portraits of a domestic worker has remained under-recognised in popular culture in the Pretoria Art Museum ... Art Museum.

Nile opens new Gauteng cross-docking hub

Fresh Plaza 22 Jul 2022
Nile, an agritech startup that connects vegetable and fruit producers directly with commercial buyers via an accessible online platform, has recently opened a state-of-the-art cross-docking facility in Centurion, Pretoria, where produce remains for only six hours or less before ...

Turbine Art Fair reaches new heights — underground

Mail Guardian South Africa 16 Jul 2022
For its tenth year, the Turbine Art Fair (TAF) is taking art and urban design to new heights by going underground ... For Pretoria-born artist, Setlamorago Mashilo – who won the 2014 Turbine Art Fair and Sylt Emerging Artist Award (TASA) – TAF is one of the catalysts to launching an artist’s career and bringing eyes to their works.

Nathi Mthethwa’s R30m National Philharmonic Orchestra fund slammed

Independent online (SA) 14 Jul 2022
Pretoria - Political parties and culture activists have criticised Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa for his growing “appetite” to spend money on projects that the public don’t view as urgent service delivery key issues ... Mashego said the money could be better channelled into grassroots arts ... Pretoria News .

SA's MMA high-flyer Dricus du Plessis desperate to land world ranking after Las Vegas bout

Independent online (SA) 01 Jul 2022
Cape Town — Dricus du Plessis, South Africa's MMA high-flyer will be looking for a third dose of success on Saturday night on the expansive Las Vegas stage ... After joining forces with the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) the Pretoria kickboxer and former SA EFC (Extreme Fighting Championship) champion is undefeated after two bouts ... He tried to get that fight.

Photographing past and present newsmakers

Mail Guardian South Africa 21 Jun 2022
This is the third leg of the show; it has appeared in Benoni and recently in Tshwane at the Pretoria Art Museum ... In the meantime my application for funding at the National Arts Council came through even though I only got a quarter of what I had applied for ... Mawela is surprised that he got a space to exhibit at the Pretoria Art Museum recently.

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