Hilton Arts Festival introduces an ‘art to auction’ project


Iain ‘Ewok’ Robinson.

THANKS to the generous support of First National Bank, the Hilton Arts Festival will be hosting an exciting and unusual “art to auction” project.

Festivalgoers will be able to watch art being created and auctioned before their very eyes at the FNB Art Block. Iain “Ewok” Robinson will be transforming one entire side of a building on the Hilton College campus on September 13 and September 14. Continue reading


Absa Gallery to showcase old masters and young break-out talent at Hilton Arts Festival

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Anton van Wouw’s ‘The Skapu Player’.

Two of South Africa’s proudest artistic exports – JH Pierneef and Anton van Wouw – will come under the spotlight at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival, which takes place on the Hilton College campus from September 13 and 15, when Absa features a sample of some of their leading work from its corporate collection. Continue reading

The Art of Comics Exhibition: French Bandes dessinees and SA Comics in Conversation


The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), the Embassy of France in South Africa and the French Institute of SA are hosting The Art of Comics, a new exhibition that showcases the fascinating worlds of South African comics and French bandes dessinées, the famous French comic style.

The Art of Comics, which runs from September 19 to November 17 at the JAG, will offer visitors a rich variety of contemporary South African comics and graphic novels that explore themes related to history, folklore, science fiction, autobiography and new developments in the field, such as augmented reality comics. Continue reading

Artists celebrate the light and shade of city life at the Joburg Art Fair

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Carl Roberts’ sculpture “Wild Plum Tree”.

THE work of three Durban artists — Xavier Clarisse, Carl Roberts and Sthenjwa Luthuli — will be showcased at the prestigious Joburg Art Fair, from Tuesday, September 5 to Thursday, September 7, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Curated by Carol Brown, the exhibition, titled “City Lights… and shadows”, is being hosted by auction house, Stephan Welz, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Continue reading

New exhibition at the African Art Centre showcases KZN potters

THE beautiful hand-crafted ceramic pottery of Jabu Nala, Bongi Nala-Mahlaba, Witty Nyide, Busisiwe Ntuli and Phumzile Mahlaba will be on show at the African Art Centre in Durban this month.

‘A Women’s Touch’ provides an insight into what was once part and parcel of a Zulu woman’s livelihood. Continue reading