Art & Culture

Performing in winter: creating COVID-safe super venues and sharing the stage

You pass through a wide doorway to a large space with good air circulation. Inside, an usher behind a screen scans your ticket and sends you onward. Signs on the carpet direct you to the large auditorium, which is arranged in clusters of seats, one per household. In the middle of the room, the stage is set for a full orchestra. Tomorro...

By The Conversation 2 days ago

Enter the micro-budget film: lockdown amplifies South African cinema trends

South Africa’s film industry is the oldest in Africa and one of the oldest in the world, having started in 1896, soon after the Lumiere brothers’ famous first commercial film screening in 1895. The industry is one of the more established and commercially viable on the continent. It doesn’t produce as many films as Nigeria’s bustlin...

By Liani Maasdorp 26 days ago

Mesh Photography Series

 ARTISTS : DANIEL “KGOMO” MOROLONG | HUGH MASEKELA GALLERY : CIRCA GALLERY JOHANNESBURG DATE : 31 AUGUST – 28 SEPTEMBER 2019 TIME : 10:30 – 13:00 Everard Read’s Circa gallery in Johannesburg is proud to present Mesh Photography Series, an annual photography programme aimed at acquainting critical photography practice with audiences who...

By Joburg Post about 1 year ago

Festivals Can Transform Cities By Making Space For Overlooked People and Cultures

Cities all over the world are facing major crises – from failing services and mounting inequalities, to climate emergencies. And arts and culture have a surprisingly critical role in tackling these kind of urban challenges. Festivals create exciting spaces to experience art, music, culture and film. At their best, they perform a transf...

By Beth Perry & Rike Sitas about 1 year ago

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