What Is It?

Join in on the fun with sculptor, feminist, artistic missionary and activist, Iwona Demko. This live performative talk is presented by Centrala Gallery.

Don't miss it!

When Is It?

Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 14:00.

Where Is It?

Online, click here.

How Much Is It?

Free. 

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Event is subject to be cancelled at any given time, so please check to avoid disappointment.

What Is It?

Be part of the conversation about art with Sylwia Narbutt. This artist is going to be discussing art, amazing projects and more.

This is a must experience.

When Is It?

Thursday, 11 June 2020 at 19:00.

Where Is It?

Online, click here.

How Much Is It?

Free. 

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Event is subject to be cancelled at any given time, so please check to avoid disappointment.

What Is It?

Nirvana Nokwe is ready to bring on the artistry with her showcase, One Night In Nirvana: Gemini Edition promises to be a moving performance.

Hosted at Curiocity in the vibrant Maboneng. You have to be there, it's a must see!

A cosmic night for cosmic people, they said.

Get your tickets now!

Where Is It?

Curiocity, 302 Fox Street, Maboneng, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

When Is It?

Saturday, 08 June 2019 at 20:00

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R150 - 250 per person, get your tickets Here.

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NovaWoolf

Q & A  with NovaWoolf

Can you elaborate on the title of your new collection "The Path to Integration?"

Sure. The collection traces the journey of integrating the self. It is about recovering from domestic, complex trauma. It is about the healing journey towards dismantling of our defense mechanisms and facing our demons, our shadow part, to achieve a healthy, fulfilled life.

Why did you choose to exhibit your work here at The Third Place in Newtown?

It was actually a happy accident. Someone from the venue approached me when they first opened to display my work on the walls. It has been a mutually beneficial relationship, because it provided me with a platform to show my work. Since I am now leaving the space, I decided to have the exhibition here.

Is there a collective theme for this new body of work?

Yes, the integration of the self. The exhibition traces the journey of recovery and healing. The collection starts with the shadow work and moves to finding healing and hope and finally on to the integration of the self.

Are there any other South African artists or creatives who inspire you?

Definitely, I have been lucky to be part of a creative community, first at Vega School and then at Wits. A lot of my friends are making work all over the world now. I am inspired by creatives like DJ Kyle Watson, other DJ's, designers and musicians. Also, coming from Wits there are the more academic, intellectual influences.

Is there a story behind your artists moniker, NovaWoolf?

[laughs] There is, but I think I will keep that to myself. I will discuss it at a later stage.

More About NovaWoolf

NovaWoolf was born and raised in Johannesburg. She calls herself, "part artist, part scientist - a seeker". She holds various academic degrees, including an MA in Social and Psychological Research. Her artists journey began while  studying graphic design. "Whilst my academic pursuits allow me to grapple with the social world intellectually, it is primarily through creative exploration with my art supplies that I have found a vehicle to implement and make accessible, my insights. My visual language represents a search for balance. I aim to honour both the complexity of concepts, and the necessity for simplistic communication, both the practical and the poetic, the known and the mysterious, the head and the heart," she says.

NovaWoolf is a multidisciplinary artist, working across varying mediums to produce thoughtful, moody prints and wordscapes. She also offers graphic design services and custom commissioned artworks. Both her prints and some original works are up for sale at the "Path To Integration" exhibition.

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On "The Path to Integration"

NovaWoolf's latest collection of work, titled "The Path to Integration", traces the healing journey through the processes of shadow-work, strengthening of the ego, releasing of destructive defence mechanisms, and the reorganising of the ID, toward integrating the previously fragmented self to achieve wholeness. The collection has previously been unconventionally integrated into The Third Place, Newtown: a space where social hierarchies based on ethnicity, race, cultural heritage, and economic or social status are defied, to constructively engage in creating safe spaces for social connection in the heart of the city.

NovaWoolf's body of work, from digital illustrations, to charcoal drawings, and ink-and- watercolour paintings, explore themes of psychological trauma, victimhood, recovery, growth, and integration. Her work explores the idea that complex traumatic stress is widespread, on a global level and in a South African context due to socio-political, economic and environmental challenges we face everyday. The collection addresses this trauma and challenges the viewer to confront their own destructiveness. It encourages healing through facing our own inner darkness and releasing of unhealthy defense mechanisms, to do the uncomfortable work of healing our hearts, to enable us to heal our people, and planet.

Exhibition Details

"The Path to Integation" will be exhibited from Thursday, 28 February to Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at The Third Place in Newtown. 

Find them at: 39 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi Street, Newtown (right next to Carfax nightclub).

For more information, visit NovaWoolf's website. Alternatively, follow her on Facebook and Instagram. 

What Is It?

Conrad Botes will exhibit his work in a gallery setting for the first time in five years this April. Visit this new exhibition, titled The Goliath Protocol at the Everard Read Circa Gallery in Rosebank. The show will feature four large-scale canvasses, including a 2 x 7 metre painting in oils which is Botes’ most ambitious work to date. There will also be a large selection of vignettes from the artist’s drawing books, which will showcase his various influences leading up to these works, with a particular focus on Spanish artist, Francisco Goya. Botes' signature style is to use biblical figures and myth as the core elements in his exhibitions. In this way he attempts to explore political issues in South African history. This style will be unveiled through the allegory evident in his new work. Be sure to pop by the gallery before the exhibition closes in May.

When Is It?

The exhibition opens on Thursday, 11 April 2019 at 18:00 - 21:00. The exhibition will then run until Sunday, 19 May 2019. 

Where Is It?

Everard Read Gallery, 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. 

How Much Is It?

Admission price has not been communicated.

For More Information 

For more information, visit the Everard Read Gallery Facebook page or their website. 

Contact them on 011 788 4805 or via email at [email protected]

What Is It?

The Artivist hosts new exhibitions monthly, ranging across multiple media and artists. This month, they will be housing an exhibition by Zimbabwean artist and activist, Kudzanai Chiurai. The exhibition, titled "What more can I say", features a retrospective of his iconic protest posters and a series of some of his new drawings. If you're unfamiliar with his work, you need to definitely check it out and this exhibition too.

When Is It?

Thursday, 6 December 2018 - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Where Is It?

Artivist, 7 Reserve Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free

For More Information?

For more information check them out on Facebook

 

Who is the person behind the Brand/your story?

When asked about who Tumelo is, he just laughs it off and says, “How does one ever find the right way to answer that question? I’d have to say that I am a 22 year old student who studies at NWU Vaal. I am an artist before I am anything, before I am a photographer, before I am a designer, before I am an entrepreneur. I AM AN ARTIST.”

Tumelo has been passionate about art since primary school. He began with sketching and later discovered a love of painting. Fast forward to the Tumelo of today: he has created great relationships with like-minded business people who have helped to shape, grow and incubate his business model. As he says, "The ideas and decisions that I make are heavily influenced by the people I surround myself with."

Not only does Tumelo own a company called SABALI, but he also owns a second business called International Shots – a modelling and photography agency that helps showcase his clothing line.

What Is the Brand/what would you want people to identify you as?

The brand’s name is SABALI, which means patience. According to Tumelo, "The brand is a clothing brand – a streetwear brand, in particular. We do have visions of expanding it more diversely and having a collective of designers. But at the moment, it’s a street wear that associates itself with visual art."

"It’s more than just clothing – it holds different meanings to different people, as art evokes different emotions in different people. So the clothing is open to any interpretation, which is the real beauty about it.”

What is the story behind the origin of the Brand? Walk us through the beginning.

The journey began with the launch of a clothing brand called Tumelo Ntja (named after himself, of course!) All clothes and caps were branded with his name, signature and a crown and his brand began to gain attention and a huge following of loyal buyers.

Tumelo later entered into a joint venture, resulting in the launch of the "Kings" brand. However, the lack of a shared vision by stakeholders prevented the business from thriving and the brand from continuing. Tumelo took all he had learnt, combined it with his vision for the business, and launched SABALI. The name originates from a song by Nas and Damian Marley, a song that suddenly allowed all the pieces to fit together, the path ahead of him to become clear, and Tumelo's dream to become a reality.

When asked about the Tumelo before and after the brand, he says, “It’s always been the same person. That being said, I've definitely grown to know who I am first, then who I am in the industry of creating.”

What/Who motivated you, or still motivates you?

In brief, Tumelo is motivated by everything. Artists, he says, have the gift of seeing the world differently, and finding inspiration in what other people may view as nothing. Most of all, there is no denying that Tumelo is indeed inspired by the THEN and NOW - mixing both the young and old to create what we see in front of us today. Music is another source of inspiration, especially the music of J Cole and Jay Z.

What is your vision for growing your brand?

“I aim to keep my brand different from other streetwear brands. My goal has always been to be different, and to stand out." Tumelo's vision involves creating unique items, staying relevant and producing items that carry weight. Long term, he also plans on signing other designers and even having his own production house one day.

What has been the greatest challenge?

Like any company, or individual who tries to build their own brand, Tumelo has not been immune to financial challenges. That being said, he does have an incredibly positive outlook on life and understands that one needs to spend money to get money. Another key challenge is his ongoing internal battle with whether or not his clothing line is communicating with people the way he wants it to.

If you were to give advice to young people who are trying to reach their goals what would you say?

"The best advice I can give you is to start! Whatever it is you are destined to do, you should start acting on your talents right now. It may seem daunting, but the only way you’ll know if it was worthwhile is if you begin. The proof is in the pudding."

Be sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter. To be able to order items from his collection, be sure to follow him on the same socials or simply email him on [email protected]You can also directly call either Charmaine: 083 925 0318 or Kamo: 082 645 5399.

First up, this is an amazing concept that takes place at various bars and restaurants around the world. Simply put, a local artistic fundi will take you step by step through a beautiful canvas painting while you relax, paint, get in touch with your inner creative spirit, and drink lots of wine!

I have to admit being quite intimidated by my blank canvas and a slightly daunting painting that I was expected to emulate. However, Andrea Shine (our instructor) soon put an end to that by encouraging us to leave our inner perfectionist at the door and just have fun! Before long, we were trying our best to follow each step, without getting too hung up with the outcome, while also singing along to the music and chatting up a storm. I was BEYOND smug when I saw what I had created (and my daughter’s resulting astonishment when she saw it.) I can’t wait to do it again!

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It was also fascinating to see the variety of people that arrived at this sold-out event – Book Clubs, couples, groups of friends, mothers and daughters – there was such a wide variety of people with one common goal: to have fun and make a memory!

If you’re keen to give it a try (this is where you nod and say “yes!”), then click here to check out all upcoming events. Personally, I would choose the painting you’d like to do, as opposed to the location and BOOK SOON as they do sell out fast. This is also a spectacular gift idea – I’m going to request it again next year!

TIP: Follow them on Facebook and check out their Facebook page BEFORE booking as they often have massive discount codes available. Trust me, it’s worth doing!

By Shelli NT

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