The Phansi Museum explores colonial and apartheid periods through fashion

Kithcen suit

Kitchen suit.


“MUCH is considered fabulous in South Africa, even if the origins are deeply rooted in some evil human engineering and racism suffered by many.  But, just think of music, fashion, and all art in general, how the very craft of it inspired great exploration,” says Paul Mikula, architect and initiator of the Phansi Museum. Continue reading


13th Annual Affordable Art Show at artSPACE durban

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RUNNING until Saturday, January 16 at artSPACE durban is the 13th Annual Affordable Art Show.

Says Karen Bradkte: “We have managed to select and collect a wide range of fine art.  The gallery is full of a wide selection of works to give the buyers plenty to choose from.

“The maximum sale price is R3 500 once again this year.  Over 70 artists are participating and have brought us a variety of works from oil paintings, ceramics, prints, photographs, drawings and more.

“What is special about this exhibition over our others, is that when you purchase the artwork(s): you pay and then you can take!!  This encourages people to buy during this show for themselves, family and friends!!”

The Annual Affordable Art Show gives people the chance to start their collections at an affordable price.  If you are already a collector there is plenty to choose from to add to your collection.

Participating artists include: Tony Starkey, Angie Arbuthnot, Patricia McLuckie, Jean Elworthy, Corina Lemmer, Rob Bolter, Celeste van der Merwe, Zaf Zafer, Terence King, Lesley Ireland Mathew, Anne Schauffer, Cameron De Bruyn, Pam Smith, Mariek Petzer, Corné Eksteen, Andrew Swanepoel (swany), Pam Donegan, Raja Oshi, Izolda van der Merwe, Margot Cousens, Deidre Maree, Rani Pillay, Isaac Sithole, Andrew Verster, Elma Matthews, Ingrid Adams, Mike Brightman, Emma Robb, Pat Daniel, Adrienne D’Aeth, Ann-Marie Nason, Mervyn McMurty, Angela Randall, Rheta Kotze, Bevan Vowles, Frances Reynolds, Akiko Nakaji, Karen Bradtke, Anthea Martin, Yasmin Khan, Jane Alexander, Jumko Ishida, Colleen Hansen, Amy Waller, Louise Waller, Thokozani Happiness Khumalo, Rosemary Lubbe,  Annette Hadley, Steffi Steffen, Carina Weineck, Jeannie Kinsler, Arlene McDade, Ronnie Huber, Elizabeth Sparg, Jan Coetzee, Bradley Schwartz, Marianne Meijer, Ros Kernoff, Grace Kotze, Jane Alexander, Michelle Rall, Bernice Stott, Carol Hayward Fell, Sandra Hogg, Colleen Larsen, Hannah Mullins, Colleen Hamer, Siobhan O’Reagain, Nomsa Ngidi, and Anne Swankhart.

artSPACE Durban is at 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Road), Durban
Inquiries: 031 312 0793. You can also log on to or
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Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 9am to 2pm.

Let the music of Queen rock you this December

IMAGE Queen Giles Promo 2015CATCH the internationally acclaimed tribute show Queen – it’s a Kinda Magic at Sibaya Casino, north of Durban, from December 11 to January 10.

Recreating Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, Queen – It’s a Kinda Magic is a not to be missed show that will have fans singing and rocking to timeless hits such as We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions, Fat-Bottomed Girls and many more. Continue reading

Head to the Playhouse for great music and dance

untitledTHE Playhouse in Durban is hosting its Test Driving The Arts series in December.

The initiative provides up-and-coming artists with a platform for public performance. The performances are free to the public, and take place over lunchtimes just outside the Playhouse doors.

On December 15 from 12 noon to 2 pm  catch Amatholamnyama – Ingoma Yezinsizwa; Champions – Amapansula; King – country music; and Fusion Musique (African vocals).

The Playhouse is also hosting Sundowner concerts on December 11 and 18 from 5 pm to 7 pm in the coffee shop.  Thobeka Langa will perform on December 11 and 5th Season on December 18. Admission is free.