Author

 
Sean O'Toole

Sean O'Toole

    Opulent beach houses and the art of the leisure colonist
    Opulent beach houses and the art of the leisure colonist
    You would expect more from a carnivore. The Muizenberg beach cottage where Cecil John Rhodes died in 1902 at the age of 49 is, of all things,...
    Alexandra, Sandton and bridging the economic divide
    Alexandra, Sandton and bridging the economic divide
    A few months ago, architect Fanuel Motsepe, who lives in Bramley, a suburb on the Alexandra side of the M1 motorway, was invited by a Belgian friend...
    Architectural solutions to slums and earthquakes
    Architectural solutions to slums and earthquakes
    Seismic design is not a major theme in local architectural circles, and for good reason: we don't have many earthquakes. But, in addition to ...
    A lover of dirty, smelly and unsightly architecture
    A lover of dirty, smelly and unsightly architecture
    It is a familiar compromise among the middle classes. The thing you love, let's say beekeeping, just doesn't offer a bankable career, so in its...
    ?Is Nathi Mthethwa the right man for the job?
    ?Is Nathi Mthethwa the right man for the job?
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    Through the lens: Exploring land and photography in SA
    Through the lens: Exploring land and photography in SA
    Marking 100 years since the introduction of the 1913 Land Act, four new books explore the relationship between land and photography through the...
    Images of an icon, real and imagined
    Images of an icon, real and imagined
    Art brings home the grain drain
    Art brings home the grain drain
    The pigeons squatting in Cape Town harbour's derelict grain silo have been served notice: a new R500-million private contemporary art museum...
    Pieter Hugo: Melancholy etched in the flesh
    Pieter Hugo: Melancholy etched in the flesh
    Eight years ago, Cape Town photographer Pieter Hugo – who is concurrently showing his new exhibition Kin in Cape Town, Johannesburg...
    Welcome to the cabaret of art
    Welcome to the cabaret of art
    Just over a year ago, a group of Rhodes University staff and student alumni temporarily occupied Fort Ihlosi, a military training base outside...
    'We don't seek art in their misery'
    'We don't seek art in their misery'
    The exhibition Martyrs, Saints & Sell-Outs, a collection of late-apartheid news photographs by Benny Gool, Zubeida Vallie and Adil...
    Egoli lights up the city of love
    Egoli lights up the city of love
    Last year, South Africa hosted the first French Season, a diverse programme of over 100 events aimed at showcasing contemporary Gallic culture...