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A funny thing happened at the Turbine Art Fair

A funny thing happened at the Turbine Art Fair

Posted on: July 20, 2017| By: admin

The Turbine Art Fair I always love the Turbine Art Fair. I wander around admiring the art, discovering new artists and feeling inspired by the high level of creative talent in South Africa. But this year was different. Yes, I walked around and I admired everything and fell in love with a few pieces, but…
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National Arts Festival / WITS 969 Festival

National Arts Festival / WITS 969 Festival

Posted on: July 3, 2017| By: admin

The National Arts Festival The 2017 National Arts Festival is taking place in Grahamstown right now and many of us are sitting at home in Johannesburg wishing we were there. Grahamstown is always an amazing celebration of theatre, art, dance, song and storytelling and visitors come far and wide to enjoy the many productions on…
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New Doornfontein – Treviso, ArtEye and Piece

New Doornfontein – Treviso, ArtEye and Piece

Posted on: June 20, 2017| By: admin

Treviso Cafe I’d recently seen photographs of Treviso Cafe splashed all over Facebook so decided to go and check it out for myself. It wasn’t so much the pics of the food that had astonished me, rather the pics of the view. And if there is a good view in Johannesburg, I want to see…
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Black and White Street Photography Group Exhibition

Black and White Street Photography Group Exhibition

Posted on: June 14, 2017| By: admin

Street photography in Melville Over the last few weeks the streets of Melville have been abuzz with photographers. Forty two photographers in total! They’re all part of the Alternative Print Workshop community and this month their directive was Melville. ‘Take pics in Melville, black and white only, of anything you want on the Melville streets,…
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Jusman

Jusman

Posted on: May 24, 2017| By: admin

Every morning I walk through my neighbourhood to pick up a cup of coffee. On the way I say good morning to the broom-sellers, wave at the ladies selling baskets and say hi to the car-guards. Everyone always say hello back! It’s a South African thing. No matter how hard the work is that people…
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Yda Walt

Yda Walt

Posted on: May 8, 2017| By: admin

Who is Yda Walt? If you’re looking for the perfect gift for friends, with a fabulous South African and ‘arty’ flavour, then Yda Walt is the person to get hold of. Yda, who is based in Johannesburg, is one of our most creative and talented contemporary artists. She has a range of hand made goods…
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Parktown Girls Pop Up Shop

Parktown Girls Pop Up Shop

Posted on: March 27, 2017| By: admin

Parktown High School for Girls have become well known for their brilliant Art Pop Up Shops which take place once or twice a year. Their first event in 2017 is happening on Sunday 02 April and you do not want to miss it. It is a really good opportunity to buy an amazing piece of South African…
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Jozi in the rain!

Jozi in the rain!

Posted on: January 8, 2017| By: admin

  We’ve had non-stop rain in Jozi for the past two or three days and it is delicious, everything is green, grey and misty, the dams are filling up, the farmers are delighted and we’re all feeling a lot cooler and calmer. We think the best thing to do in this weather is to curl…
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The Keyes Art Mile

The Keyes Art Mile

Posted on: November 7, 2016| By: admin

There’s a new development in Rosebank and it’s called the Keyes Art Mile. It’s fabulous, offering a mix of food, fashion, flames and flash. Marble Restaurant The flash and the flames go together, in the form of Marble. Marble is the place in Jozi ‘to be seen.’ It is an extraordinary restaurant, on the third…
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Orange Babies

Orange Babies

Posted on: October 4, 2016| By: admin

  Orange Babies is an NGO foundation that was established to help pregnant women, their babies and children, all affected by HIV. Orange Babies offers information programs and medical care, and builds orphanages, maternity clinics and shelters for these women and children. Fundraising is a huge part of Orange Babies and one of the ways they fundraise…
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