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Fire Up! - Celebrating Southern African Glass Art

2022 is the United Nations' International Year of Glass. From 3rd September till 30th October 2022, the exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum will showcase glass art and design in a myriad of creative interpretations.

Your weekly guide to art exhibitions happening around South Africa.

A feature taking you inside our favourite artist's studio/workspace.

Locally produced documentary feature film, Sculpting This Earth is to have its world premiere screening on the opening day of Riebeek-Kasteel's art-focused Solo Studios weekend.

A well-known name in the Gauteng art scene, Mokoena's latest homeware range is somewhat more whimsical and feminine.

In collaboration with Heineken, The Playground put out a call recently for artists to be selected to paint a two-storey mural at the entrance to the market.

The 10th edition of the fair will play with themes of conventionality while exploring how far or 'deep' one can go to exhibit art.

Standard Bank in collaboration with renowned artist Blessing Ngobeni and The Sunday Times gives one lucky South African the chance to own a valuable piece of original art.

Fiona Scott-Berning reviews Norval X Boschendal partnership that would see the opening of a satellite gallery located within Boschendal's historic Manor House

The Emerging Painting Invitational (EPI) is the African continent's largest invite-only art event dedicated to painters and painting. The winners of the 2022 edition of the competition, the third since the prize's inauguration, were revealed at an evening event hosted by art auction house Strauss & Co.

The Wikimedia Foundation, the global nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, announced the launch of Wiki Unseen, a collaboration with artists aimed at expanding the visual representation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in Wikimedia projects and advancing knowledge equity.

The local and global art community returns to the Western Cape for the ninth edition of the first hybrid model of Investec Cape Town Art Fair, combining the physical with the digital, and introducing a new section titled, ALT.

The Zeitz of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) presents an exciting exhibition and programming schedule for Shooting Down Babylon, a large-scale retrospective exhibition by South African multimedia artist Tracey Rose.

Cape Town-based CineSouth Studios revealed the first preview of its upcoming documentary feature film Sculpting This Earth. Shot over a twelve-month period in a striking range of beautifully cinematic natural settings in southern Africa, the film showcases the work of land artist Strijdom van der Merwe.

Andrea du Plessis won the coveted title for her mixed media work exploring humanity's complex relationship to both nature and technology.

The South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA) three residency studio spaces at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris need to be renovated.

StateoftheART is pleased to announce the winner of the StateoftheART Gallery Award 2021.

The official announcement of winners took place on 8 October 2021 during a hybrid live event and was lived streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Elizaveta Rukavishnikova works in various media exploring the human experience. We asked her 10 questions to find out more about her process, inspiration and being a fine artist.

Using the Johannesburg skyline, Clement Mohale revisits his ancestorial past with his current hopeful present.

Rosemary Joynt explores the cycles of creation and destruction are evident within nature. We asked her 10 questions to find out more about her inspiration and obsessions.

Using sculpture, painting and installation, Katja Abbott explores how the eradication of nature through environmental degradation impacts us.

Primarily a sculptor, Paul Edmunds works often feature unusual materials and labour-intensive practice creating works that focus on form, texture repetition and detail. We asked him 10 questions to find out more about him.

The new short film that takes place against the backdrop of Hoerikwaggo, commonly known as Table Mountain in Cape Town.

Ruhan Janse van Vuuren mainly use of the figure as a vehicle and is inspired by his family and music. We asked him 10 questions to find out more about him.

Lothar Böttcher sculpturally use glass to manipulate light, to create another dimension, enticing the viewer. We asked him 10 questions to find out more about him.

South African artist Lebo Tladi uses pen and ink to express his bizarre thoughts by creating unique drawings featuring imagined worlds.

Bolton converts the thick black rubber and colourful strands of recycled copper cables into intricate and detailed works exploring the issue of cable theft. found some South African and African artists who have mastered their skill.

South African artist Jenny Nijenhuis uses her sculpture to explore identity archetypes.

Daniel du Preez transforms flat sheets of paper into three dimensional hypnotic patterned artworks inspired by unseen organisms, cells and atoms that surrounds us in our daily lives.

South African artist Maritha van Amerom uses her fascination in the human body/human condition to create mixed media artworks using oils, paper, feathers, inks, cotton etc.

After working for ten years almost exclusively in oils, she made a transition to the more direct medium of pastel creating highly detailed portraits of people - mostly South African labourers.

Retha Buitendach creates small sculptures assembled from sticks, leaves, pods and seeds.

Self-taught artist Ruan Huisamen's charcoal portraits show a mastering of the human form.

Audrey Anderson began sketching to "up-grade" her skills. Using her sketchbooks, she took her drawing outside the studio.

The Noise We Make at the Association of Arts Pretoria features plaits of various shades of purple fabric creating an image that will resembles that of a sound wave.

His interactive artworks made from everyday objects function as a new means to execute menial tasks, such as listening, seeing, smoking and taking a leak.

Who was Mary Magdalene? Bredell answers this question through repeatedly re-creating and re-imagining her figure on various canvases, folio artist books and sketches.

He models his sculptures from everyday people, each figure containing imperfections that draws one closer, creating works that are real and human.

She repairs ancient, fractured rocks found in the Cradle of Humankind combining "golden joinery" with technology and sound, creating site-specific golden sound instruments.

Adding original sculpture to your home can take your interiors to another dimension but can sometimes be difficult to integrate into your existing decor. suggests six ways to add sculpture to your home.

There is a plethora of smartphone apps on the market for creative minds. reviews 8 art apps.

A list of the best South African artist Instagram accounts who offer streams filled with insights into the daily life of a professional artist.

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