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Art is a selective recreation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent their fundamental view of human nature.” – Marcel Proust The Brave New World show, is on untill 1st November. A must see! 7 enormous rooms – about a kilometer of walking, to […]


500+ people came to the opening of this magnificent exhibition at the South African Iziko National Gallery (ISANG). Curated by fine artist, Ernestine White & Andrea Lewis. 7 massive rooms of art, beautifully displayed. The place was packed with a good demographic mix. The evening ‘First Thursday of the month’ art walkabout in Cape Town has really […]


Africa remembers… His voice & m u s i c  brings tears to my eyes even though I have no idea what he is saying! Such is the p o w e r of sound. M u s i c transcends language and c u l t u r e A magnificent sound track. 8mins […]


“Southern Guild was founded in 2008 by Trevyn & Julian McGowan.   Devoted to encouraging South African designers & artists to explore & produce more challenging work” – Southern Guild                               The main hall, impeccably styled – no overcrowding of objects in semi minimalist spaces. Gave me a […]


Tremendous talk by philosopher Stephen Cave VIVA! TED! VIVA! The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death [13mins] [TEDxBratislava – Filmed Jul 2013] http://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_cave_the_4_stories_we_tell_ourselves_about_death & if you don’t want to watch you can read his talk… Transcript “I have a question: Who here remembers when they first realized they were going to die? I do. […]


Design Network Africa [DNA] is a dynamic programme led by the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU), funded by the Danish Government and orchestrated by Source. DNA connects highly respected designers from sub-Saharan Africa who represent the vibrancy and distinctive expression of a new African identity. In a true interchange of skills, aesthetics and […]


                     Photography by Odette Herbert [with a mobile phone] Tap/click on the images to see them larger – more info on who’s who to follow… ACA = African Contemporary Art Exhibitors : 34FineArt Art Vault Gallery Artist Proof Studio Artthrob The AVA Gallery Barnard Gallery blank projects Bronze Age Brundyn+ Commune.1 David Krut Projects Deon […]


Yough! What a wonderful experience… am still in shock from the quantity of stunning art hanging on the walls by African artists & or African galleries. Lovely friendly atmosphere – got a little too crowded for me at times… Congratulations to organisers, great job and sponsors who paid for it! Here are a few images […]


Photography by Odette Herbert ________________________________________________________________________ If you click on the images they show up larger LINK – DESIGN INDABA 2012 – Cape Town. .


Photography by Odette Herbert ________________________________________________________________________ If you click on the images they show up larger LINK – DESIGN INDABA 2012 – Cape Town. .