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Visual Arts Desk

Your Beauty Is My Concern

The project for a decade has focused its lens on the physical urban spaces in which the hairdressers live and work. The body of work has opened channels for a conscious and compassionate dialogue between various spaces in and out of hair care.

Noria Mabasa Shapes Dreams

84-year-old Noria Mabasa is a world-renowned South African artist who has been creating and perfecting her art as a sculptor since 1974. Her sculptures are precise objects, constructed by employing a visual language that foregrounds colour and texture to an exacting degree – ultimately pointing to the way we encounter nature by seeking spiritual guidance from them.

Man of The Hour

His creative signature is unmistakable. He has fused symbols and geometry with Abstract Expressionism, an interstellar vision of God with a dervish-like mania that echoes the ghost of Jackson Pollock.

Race in the Creative Community

Beginning Sept. 15, members of the public are invited to an exhibition designed to support and amplify South African artists whose work pushes boundaries and provokes important conversations. Featured artists include Blessing Ngobeni, Patrick Bongoy, Luke Radloff, Nelisiwe Xaba & Mocke Jansen van Veuren, and Ayana V. Jackson.

Dada Khanysia - FNB Art Prize Winner

Born in Umzimkhulu KZN but raised in Johannesburg, Dada Khanyisa now lives and works in Cape Town. After studying Traditional and Digital Animation at the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa, they went to the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art and completed a Bachelor of Fine Art degree.

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