Handle with Care | Tiago Rodrigues

Bringing ideas into being, can perhaps at times- feel like the most didactic endeavour of human pursuit; governed by a myriad of disciplines that have fashioned the ecologies of artistic landscapes through century’s past – each with its own essence and capability to illustrate a message. We orate, narrate and create with conscious or unconscious…

Sense of place

My week in the Goodman Gallery’s online viewing room: worrying about shebeen queens, the pleasures of home viewing and new coping mechanisms On Monday, a police officer with an automatic weapon was prowling about the entrance of my building. Unnerved, I rubbernecked over the balcony and saw that he was standing guard over a forensics…

Cassi Namoda – visual narrations of everyday life

Thick, confident brush strokes revealing the layers of colours on the canvas. Intense eyes that pull the viewers into each painting — bringing to life the story presented on the 2 dimensional surface — inviting viewers into the colourfully nuanced depiction of everyday life. The abstract backdrops, highlight and frame the figures in her work…

Artists relief funds and opportunities in the midst of Covid-19

It goes without saying that the current global pandemic and its subsequent economic impacts have hit the pockets of individuals globally in a significant manner and in the South African context, one of the industries that has been most severely effected is our creative sector. The economic implications of the current global viral outbreak have…

Olivié Keck ‘In Bloom’ // budding love-letters

And so we are like flowers; and bloom only, when the sun, kisses us.     Kristian Goldmund Aumann The scent of a blushing bloom lingers; slowly, wilting flowers become weathered with time. Olivié Keck’s latest show, In Bloom, contemplates love captured in the flush of youth. A refreshingly tender reminder of hearts un-afflicted by regret…