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Street art on Substation 13 by Mak1one. Photo by Nicolene Jongens

17 May 2012

Street art and the heart of District Six

Cape Town street artist Mak1one has transformed a once sombre electricity substation situated on the boundary between District Six and The Fringe, where Canterbury meets Constitution Street, with a vibrant mural that tackles the past with sensitivity and passion.  CV: What inspired you to beautify Substation 13? The space provided me with an opportunity to [...]

12 May 2012

Public art and a people’s history in the Cape Town City Centre

Step out of the gallery and onto the pavement: Go find these public memorials, which all form part of The Sunday Times Heritage Project – an initiative to help us reflect on where we’ve come from and where we’re headed. Mannenberg What: Passersby on Bloem Street are invited to run a stick along this musical [...]

3 May 2012

10 easy ways to support our creative industries

It might have taken a while, but finally your mother/brother/auntie/friend is coming around to the fact that you didn’t study medicine or accounting and that your creative career is here to stay. Perhaps you took them to Design Indaba recently and they realised that creativity is pretty hot in Cape Town right now. Now they [...]

2 May 2012

International heavyweights to speak at the Loeries seminar

This year, the Loeries Judging migrates to Cape Town’s iconic City Hall and becomes part of Creative Week CT (15 to 23 September).  The week includes a seminar on Friday 21 September, which promises to inspire its audience with insights from a selection of top global brand leaders – including the Loeries four international jury [...]

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25 April 2012

Local creatives give Cavendish a lift

Change is not easy, especially change that effects over 1 million shoppers on a monthly basis. In an effort to alleviate the strain of its restorations on shoppers, Cavendish Square ingeniously turned to the classic panacea of creativity. “To bring the elevators up to date would involve serious reconstruction in the centre over a period [...]