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7 June 2012

The Loeries enables a creative future through scholarship

Want to study design in the 2014 World Design Capital? The Loeries is making that dream possible for talented individuals from previously disadvantaged backgrounds with the Creative Future Scholarship. The opportunity to complete a tertiary level education is often restricted by financial means, so the Loeries initiated the Creative Future Scholarship, as a way to invest [...]

4 June 2012

Cape Town, collaboration, and a window of opportunity

What’s the connection between E.E. Cummings, ceramic art and Cape Town? A shop window collaboration between Belinda Ormond and Miné Jonker, of course. Belinda is a sculptor of clay who likes to test the boundaries of the medium; Miné is one half of Studio Muti, a design, illustration and typography studio. Connect the two, introduce [...]

Kyle Shepherd, photo by Marwhaan Lodewyk

21 May 2012

My Cape Town: Kyle Shepherd

He plays the piano, saxophone and xaru, has been called a musical savant, and the architect of modern Cape Jazz, but you won’t hear Kyle Shepherd singing his own praises. Here, in an interview with City Views, he turns the spotlight on his influences and sources of inspiration – the artists that came before him. [...]

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 [...]