ESTELLE SINKINS reviews Pride and Prejudice – The Gerald Kraak Anthology. African Perspectives on Gender, Social Justice and Sexuality (various authors, published by Jacana Media)
THOUGHT-provoking, funny and poignant sums up the collection of short stories, photography, poetry and journalistic work, which makes up the inaugural Gerald Kraak Anthology – Pride and Prejudice. Continue reading
Mary Sibande’s Cry Havoc. Photo courtesy of the artist and Gallery MOMO.
Running at the Durban Art Gallery until May 28 is the exhibition ‘Beauty and its Beasts’, which asks the question: Has the female stereotype changed? Continue reading
Rory Klopper with his creation, ‘Fat Man’.
Exquisite Cadaver: A Body of Work by Rory Klopper, will be opening at the Jack Heath Gallery at the Centre for Visual Art on the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal campus in Ridge Road, at 5.30 pm for 6 pm on October 14. Continue reading
Opening at artSPACE durban, 3 Millar Road, Durban on Saturday, October 1, is the group exhibition, Femergy, which places worldly issues under a female lens. The exhibition runs until October 14. Continue reading
Songezo Mcilizeli presents Audition.
Drama for Life is bringing critical, bold theatre into the public domain through its 9th annual Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival.
Hosted at Wits University, the festival is a cross-community arts education, activism and therapeutic intervention, which is curated in a way that allows arts practitioners and audience members to holistically engage with and interrogate the complexities surrounding themes of sex, sexuality, relationships, culture, gender, HIV and sexual reproductive health; within human rights and social justice discourse. Continue reading
SUBMISSIONS are being invited for the Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology, a new award and anthology on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa. Continue reading
The cast of Drama for Life’s Afriqueer.
As the world reels from the Orlando shootings and the African LGBTI community continues to face violent repression, the Drama for Life production AfriQueer promises to strike a timely and resonant note at this year’s National Arts Festival.
This powerful site-specific work will have two performances daily – at 4pm and 8pm – at the scenic Botanical Gardens in Grahamstown, from June 30 to July 3. Continue reading
THE Schlesinger Theatre at Michaelhouse in Balgowan is hosting a performance of the superb one-woman play, A Girl Called Owl, at 7.30 pm on Friday, May 20.
The play, which stars Briony Horwitz (The Wild, Strike Back), forms part of the school’s gender-themed season, and explores issues of teenage identity and sexuality. Continue reading
A scene from Curl Up and Dye.
CURL Up and Dye, a South African protest play set in a deteriorating hairdressing salon in Joubert Park, Johannesburg, in 1989, is being presented by pupils at the Theatre – St Anne’s College in Hilton at 7.30 pm from March 14 to 17. Continue reading