“I like leaving things open-ended,” says Monique Pelser, as she stands in the centre of her art exhibition, Conversations with my Father. “Very layered but intentionally framed so that everybody who comes in has a different experience.”
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Guy Thesen is chipping away at a new woodcut, chiselling elegant swirls into the board. A few people wander around his exhibition, pausing to read the captions. Thesen sits in the corner, beneath the open window as morning sunlight streams onto his shoulders.
Jodie Bieber’s mid-career retrospective, Between Darkness and Light, embodies the twilight zones of society. From dumpsters and drug users in Spain, to crowded swimming pools in Soweto, Bieber’s photographs reflect the full spectrum of human experience in all its colours and textures.
Cue Pix photographers have been roaming the streets and stages of Grahamstown in search of moments suitable for social media site Instagram.
The various photographers captured these portraits between 30 June and 2 July.
As one of South Africa’s most famous photojournalists, Jodi Bieber has had a prestigious career. Bieber has worked for famous media houses and won many awards. She began her professional career covering the 1994 Democratic Elections and since then she has been working all over the world.
The National Arts Festival in association with Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) presented its annual Arts Journalism Awards, earlier today, 6 July 2014. Held in Grahamstown, the awards are presented to outstanding South African arts journalists.
Hasan and Husain Essop, the 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winners for Visual Art, represent only themselves in their panoramic photographs set in Cape Town.
Who says blind people can’t produce visual art? This year, the South African Library for the Blind celebrates its 95th birthday by paying tribute to blind and partially-sighted artists and highlighting their artistic abilities through an art exhibition and musical feature operating throughout the Festival.
Retinal Shift, an exhibition of works by Mikhael Subotzky, Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for the Visual Arts in 2012, opens to the public at Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg on 17 April 2013. First shown at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in mid-2012, this is the final stop in the exhibition’s country-wide tour.
For 20 years, Tracey Derrick travelled South Africa taking pictures of small communities of refugees, sex workers, street children and prison workers, giving them a voice through her black-and-white pictures.
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