Category: Art and Design

The Best Botanical Gardens in South Africa

South Africa is truly a country like no other, boasting vibrant cultures, pristine coastlines, majestic animals, and some of the most beautiful gardens in the world. The botanical gardens of South Africa can be found spread around the country, each offering something unique and designed to give a glimpse...

Cape Town’s Best Art Galleries

The city of Cape Town, commonly known as the Mother City of South Africa, is considered by many to be the cultural hub of the country. With influences from around the world, some of the best scenery in the southern hemisphere, and an almost endless amount of things to...

The Best Western Cape Towns To Visit

The Western Cape is one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces, offering visitors an almost endless number of activities to indulge in, and just as many sites to see....

The Top Five Fibre Artists in South Africa

Fibre Art refers to works created with material like natural or synthetic fibre and other components like fabric and yarn. The artist focuses on the medium, and their manual labour in creating the work is part of the final product’s significance. Aesthetic value is prioritised over utility....

5 South African Ceramicists You Should Know

Whether intended for function or form, ceramic art is one of the most versatile creative genres where the possibilities are almost endless. South Africa is absolutely bursting with creative talent and the world of ceramic art is no exception. Join us as we take a closer look at 5...

5 Instances of Controversial Art In South Africa

The Art of Controversy in South Africa There is more to South African art than ancient rock paintings, colourful Ndebele geometry, and watercolours of leopards in the bushveld. The arts were a powerful tool of protest before, during, and after the Apartheid era, and are no stranger to controversy....

Remembering the Global Citizen: Mandela 100 Concert

South Africa was set abuzz on August 21st when it was announced that international superstars would be heading to the country in order to perform at the Global Citizen: Mandela 100 music festival. Besides international superstars, the line-up was also jam-packed with African artists and on December 2nd, thousands...

Top South African Sculptors

Sculpture is a visual art that has three dimensions and involves carving, which is removal of materials and modelling, which is the addition of materials. Sculptors use various substances such as stone, metal, wood, ceramics and these days virtually any material can be sculpted with....

African Influences on Modern Art From Around The World

The continent of Africa, specifically the country of South Africa, is a place of many firsts. The first human cultures, the first use of tools, and the first art that world has ever seen. Cave paintings dating back tens of thousands of years can be found dotted around the...

The Best Photographers in Africa

Historically, the most prominent photographers who captured images from Africa were those from Europe and the United States which meant that the continent has been chronically mispresented in photography for many decades. In recent years however, a new breed of African photographer has emerged and they are finally getting...